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1992 BMW 750iL 5.0L No power VIN: WBAGC8313N
This is a very rare system ,i never worked on this system before so i 'd like to learn a bit more about it before start work on it.appears to me that it has 2 dmes one for each side of the engine correct me if i am wrong .it has no injector pulse on one side o...
1999 BMW 323i 2.5L no crank VIN: WBAAM3332X
i have no crank condition, it does start and run if you power up the Starter wire at the EWS module. we have already replaced the EWS,Ignition switch and ring,also ground and power circuit is good. k-bus signal is looks ok not sure on the pico scope the signal...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 4.3L Misfire
this truck drives good during open loop, but on closed loop it starts backfiring and smoking(black smoke) out the tail pipe.The short term fuel trim on bank one will go +48 and on bank two goes to -30. I checked o2 sensors, map sensor, coolant temp sensor and ...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14W01
Customer reported that Engine died suddenly with no warning while returning from a fishing trip. Checked coil, ignition module, crank sensor, checked cap and rotor, distributor not turning. Gear on old distributor was sheared down. Replaced distributor but wi... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position), P0128 (Coolant Sensor), P1345 (Ignition Misfire)
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L traction control VIN: 1GNFC13047
the engine was replaced about a month a go. after the customer took his truck he was mentioning about the traction service light being on. it will come on after driving in atleast a minute on the road. i looked up info on regards to this problem and something ...
2005 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L stumble @ idle VIN: 1C3EL46X05
I need help with this Sebring. The engine will stumble @ idle in gear with the air conditioning on. When you start out it will some times stuble a little and then it run good. It is worst when you first start up after it has set for a while then it gets better...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF37P64
Customer states vehicle runs fine, mil light came on a few days ago. I have scanned and cleared the codes, drove to see what came back, and none have. I have driven nearly fifty miles on multiple trips and truck runs fine, with no mil. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0401, P0470, P0480, P0611
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Stall VIN: SAJEA51C32
I have not verified "double checked" the shops voltage drop checks or thrown a scope on the throttle yet however for the short amount time i was on the car i can verify that the throttle does a full sweep check when you key the car on. Under the results when y... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1224-), P1224 (p1582-), P1582
1956 Pontiac Star Chief 5.2L axle seal VIN: K856H68530
I need to replace the leaking axle seals on this old Pontiac. After removing the axles, I don't see where the seal is. The Pontiac service manual says to just remove the seal from the bearing by prying it out with an offset screwdriver, but the seal is not the...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L No run monitor evap VIN: 3VWRF31Y26
after 70 that we replace the battery, car come back for sm0g inspection and found that the evap and air injection monitors are not complete please i need to know how to make this monitor to complete, there is no check engine light,no code and no history codes....

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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 19UYA42411
Sorry for the late reply. Had knee fixed and have been out of it for a week. Thanks for all that replied a few hit the nail on the head. The rear sprocket key broke and turned the cam off timing maybe 15%. Had to order sprocket as it is one piece with the key....
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Jeremy was correct on the lame new iac got used iac from yard and idles normally there is also two 3.8 l engines in early 96 as I found tracing through the mud at the yard.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Turbo VIN: 1FTNX21P04
Sorry for the late close on this post. This vehicle hasn't come back for repairs. To sum up thus far...the calibration is fully updated, no exhaust leaks, no intake leaks, EBP sensor, tube, and EGR are new, MAP sensor hose is clear. Looks like next step is tur...
2007 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L transmission pump VIN: 1FAFP24137
Well we finally “slayed this dragon”, but only after a lot of frustration and expense. We were pretty certain that we had a mechanical rather than electrical problem, but we had a local transmission specialist come in and he advised us that the 2005 replacemen...
1989 Mitsubishi Fuso FE FE434 3.3L exhaust brake VIN: JW6ADE1C3K
Thank You for your replies, I found out two things here...Information on an '89 Fuso is hard to come by, & Start with the basics. My (former) tech who installed the exhaust brake, left the protective shipping cap on the vacuum stem of the exhaust brake asse...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L electrical VIN: 2P4GP44R7T
Thanks to all iATN members for your help. This one was difficult to diagnose due to no communication with emc when it died. The positive cable was cracked almost through on the underside. Not wanting to remove all the wiring shields and tape I put a new end on...
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