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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L SRS warning light on VIN: WBAGG83421
Hello BMW Techs We have this car with the SRS warning light on, we checked the connector to the right front door air bag and it looks OK, what other tests we must do to diagnose the repair for this problem. Thanks in advance
1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L Unknown VIN: 2G1WW12M5S
My wiring diagram shows that there is suppose to be a trans temp sensor for this car. What is my next step? That is the only code. Customer complaint is that the car does not shift at all and it does not shift. I want to take a logical approach and fix codes f...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L f-end vibration
driver complant at 70 to 85 mph on freeway front end vibration as if tires re out of balance front end does have bushing noise but no sign of worn components we konw it needs shocks test drive vibration is not shock related.
2003 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 2C8GP64L53
I have a 2003 t&c limmited in the shop. Unit starts and runs for about 3 seconds then shuts down. This is intermittent. I am aware of the the solder going open on the dash cluster and dont think this is the problem. The gauges work fine, when the unit shuts do...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L engine VIN: 2C4GP54L65
could this be caused by a sticking pressure relief valve or some kind of restriction in the block. Thanks for your help here .
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Transfer case
Vehicle came in 4WD inop . Lights on switch do not come on at all. Can actuate 4WD by by-passing module. Checked all powers and grounds at module . No 5v reference on the 2 reference wires for switch and encoder motor.Module had internal failure code , Replace...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Oil Cooler VIN: 3FELF47G7V
I am sure I am not the only one who ran into this problem, but any help would be appreciated. This is the square box style oil cooler mounted on top of the oil filter adapter housing. These parts are becoming obsolete and I do not want to take a chance with a...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Delayed Idle VIN: 1FMDU34E7X
Engine surges at 1,500 rpm, holds at that speed for seven to ten seconds. Idle then drops to 1,000 then down to 700 rpm after another five seconds. Can drive car at 30 mph without using the accelerator pedal. OTC Scanner datastream shows rpm at 3,000 when sh...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU32EXX
Wife backed up n heard a loud noise as she described n reverse was gone.I had just drove car n was ok.fluid is good n nothin layin at bottom o pan.had similar issue w a earlier ford n band popped offa pin saddle All forward gears r all there n shifting ok
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Eng VIN: 1FMFU18L63
It sounds to me like the lifters are not getting oil, may be air and they havent pumped up yet but do not want to cause more damage
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, shudder VIN: 1FTPX04585
Truck hesistates upon acceleration, under light and heavy loads. Faiure not replicated in shop, only during test drive after 60mph (100 km/hr) no other apparent failures
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
First off thank you for all that reply to this cause I'm almost out of hair to pull out. He is the story, this all started with a slight misfire under load that was worse cold than hot. I replaced the injector seals cause we found o-rings that were pitted on t... Trouble codes: P0299, P1408 (EGR flow out of range), P2263 (TC/SC boost system performance), P0069 (MAP-BARO pressure correlation)
2009 Honda Civic DX 1.8L Noise VIN: 2HGFA15249
Here is the situation. We recently replaced the front cover and oil pan gaskets on this Honda civic and now we have a rattle on start up. It seems to be coming from the valve cover area but hard to pin point since it is intermittant. The customer is one of tho...
2011 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L Rear seat VIN: 1HGCP2F87B
This customers car is a 2012 but could not enter that in the preform. The car is coming in the first of the week and the customer has lost her diamond ring under the back seat and I have no information on this vehicle at all. I just need to know how to pull th...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D9T
disconnected evap purge control valve stepper motor hoses to intake. disconnected egr vacuum hose. checked throttle plate ok. engine will boug down to 250- 650 rpm when coming to a stop. it will pick up if i accelerate or it will turn back on if it stalls. doe... Trouble codes: P1445
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D92
Hi, to all techs. Out there. We did complete head gasket job on this baby in vovember, came in on hook yesterday with no start. Had codes u1000 and u1001 also antitheft light was staying on all time, so installed new immobilizier and programmed. Now when we tr... Trouble codes: 1000 (Communication peoblem), 1001 (Communication problem)
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Seat Belt Latch VIN: 3VWCK21C83
Car has broken wires in the female buckle. Cannot find any labor time for seat belt latch r/r. Alldata, identifx have no labor times, just wondering if anyone knew how much i should charge. Thanks for any help.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B03
hi guys i have a 2003 vw passat from a used car dealer they replaced engine flex pipe after 1 hr of driving this car begin to smoke heavy he stated never had this problem before he replaced flex pipe i check the pcv system no oil but found oil in air duct to t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No Forward Gears VIN: WBADD6323V
Thank you all for helping on this car. It sat for a year and has other problems. The customer is pulling the plug. Here is what I found, It does have forward gears with the trans connector pulled. I can actuate the solenoid with the Autologic tool, but this ha...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13047
Group thanks for all the replies. The problem was a bad computer. I believe the problem stems from the customer hooking up a new battery and doing something wrong in the process. He said it was fine till new battery was installed. What he did I have no idea b... Trouble codes: P0641.
2004 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Ball joints- upper & lower VIN: 1C3EL46J84
We went ahead and replaced the entire arms, upper and lower, that had the ball joints already installed. That isn't much of a suspension system, and I guess the rest of the car is about the same!
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Shift Point VIN: 3B7KC2669Y
David from New York hit it on the head. The TV cable was binding because it was damaged before and I didn't see it. Replaced TV cable, adjusted it, and it shifts perfectly. Thanks to all of the techs in iATN land!
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L Unsure VIN: 2B3KA43R07
I would like to thank to all who replied. IATN is great! It turned out that the new right front wheel bearing was bad. The torque specs were 152 ft/lbs, but this one was tightened well over that. Not sure if that is what caused the damage or not, but I replace...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTGK23U24
Thanks for the great suggestions everyone! I cleaned all the grounds and replaced several. The fix was an ignition switch. The tac system will set a code if it doesn't see voltage within the first .8 of a second. I cycled the key several times and it started w... Trouble codes: U0107 (Loss of communication wit TAC).
2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES16375
Cam shaft key trashed the cam end and cam bearing- head's toast. The cam shaft sprocket key hole became egg shaped and it looked like a grizzly gnawed on the end of the cam shaft. Minor bent valves (surprisingly, they didn't look like boomerangs) - and a few ...
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J8HG48N36
Thanks everyone, I ended up throwing parts at this thing until it was fixed. The customer and I decided that guessing at parts was cheaper than an $80hr labor rate attempting to diagnose an intermitent problem. We replace the EGR and the CKP and no change. We...
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Mechanical VIN: JM1FE17N24
compression low after hot i going to r/r the engine
2003 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Air flow VIN: WDBPJ75J93
Hell Mercedes Techs After testing the new A31y2 (duo valve) that we installed it indicated it was OK,we proceeded to check the wiring from the A/C push button unit to the A31Y29 (duo valve), also it was OK, therefore we inspected the A/C push button unit an...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2CKDL63F46
Perform software flash to trans computer and advised customer on suspect internal problem based on pressure waveforms posted.
1994 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Fellow techs. Many thanks for the replies. Most of the replies were suggestions for things I had already tested or verified. Special thanks to John [...] for pointing out system operation when cold. The problem was the egr was operating even on a cold engine... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR Excessive flow).
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L air bag warning light VIN: 4T1BF30K36
Took car to toyota dealer and had passenger seat sensors 0 calibrated every thing works OK now. Thanks Stan
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cylinder head VIN: 3VWCAZ1C0X
Well i removed the insert and applied "the right stuff"sealer and reinstalled insert and intake.this was no good and leaked externally. I then dis-assembled again and applied original formula JB WELD around insert and let it set up overnight.this stopped the e...
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