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2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L temp gauge VIN: 1GCCS13836
Hello everyone, this is my first post but i use this site alot when in a bind and always gives great info. So this 06 chevy colorado is my brothers truck, it goes to 3/4 on temp gauge but never passed that, it has just over 80000 miles so i did a theromstat an...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L brake system VIN: 2C8GM684R5
Hi everyone. I got a problem seem simple but now is more complicate. Car come in with the front brake is too low drive test with everything normal ( no pulsation or pedal goes down), so I replace the front brake pads and turn the front rotors, during the worki...
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L 3-4 shift VIN: 1B4HS28N61
this dodge came in with these dtcs the customer stated it had a hard 1-2 shift when cold and would not shift into over drive the fluid is due for a service but is not burnt i monitered the input shaft sensor and it was not reading then it started to read prope...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Mechanical
Truck came in complaint very hard to stop. Test drove around parking lot and comfirmed pedal very hard and truck does not want to stop even at very low speed. The pedal is very hard to push but sinks to floor the longer it is held. Checked vacuum at booster ch...
2005 GMC C5500 Topkick C5C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GDE5C3205
Hello we have just installed a rebuilt motor into this topkick. Once the truck started it quit within 10 seconds, naturally I had assumed that the air in the rail was to blame so we tried to ensure fuel lines were bled completely. lines seeem to be bled truck ...
2004 Jeep cherokee CRD 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out
vehicle starts but runs very rough and has a stumble on idle. we did an injector leak off test. bottles started to fill after about 4 minutes, not all equal but the amount in bottles did not seem to be too excessive given the time taken to fill. i have read th... Trouble codes: P1130 (fuel rail pressure malfunction leakage detected)
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J8HR58M27
this is a jeep with a deisel engine. i have a oil leak left rear of engine. also had oil pan and rear main leak. resealed oil pan and put in new rear main. those leks are stpped. i have another leak behind starter. does anyone know what is there that could lea...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L chime VIN: 1J8GR48K57
Good Afternoon, This may be a strange request, but I am hoping someone may have seen this before. My daughter, who happens to be several hundred miles away has noticed that her seat belt reminder chime and warning light in the dash will indicate the seat belt...
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX54K52
Motor will not start, seems like out of time. No 5 cylinder is only cylinder that has spark. No. 2 cylinder has weak spark. Injector pulse is erratic. No spark on other cylinders. Ignition relay is suppling voltage to ignition module. Ground wires are connecte...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Abs Trac Ses VIN: 1G2NW12E74
hi all any help with this would be great its my wife's car and i dont drive it much at all. problem is only when it rains if you turn the steering wheel all the way to the left or the right the service engine soon,abs and the trac. lite come on and the wipers ...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L cruise contr VIN: 4S4BP61C15
hi everyone, I had lifted this outback completly off the ground and drove it in the air to isolate the wheel bearing noise from the left front hub bearing (wanted to be sure). as expected the abs and service engine lite came on. it had set a p0500 but we cle...

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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L Srs VIN: WBAGF8325W
OK folks, the update led right to the fix. Since this car had the MRSII system, the Programma software was correct. The problem was the right side crash sensor,located on the floor under the and carpet. Since it was soaked in rain water, I replaced i...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L Will no pass emissio VIN: 1G1AK58F78
Sorry it took me so long to close this but I did force that evap system to run and made it ready. I could not set the O2 sensor monitor to ready with all the driving. But it did pass with one monitor not ready. Thanks for all your help. This site is the best.
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L p0841 VIN: 1D7HA18N75
Thanks for the help on this one. The filters are problematic on these trannies as well as the solenoid pack. Thomas from NY led me right to the problem by giving me an awesome description of what i should be lookin for. On start up, the LR switch will read ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam Timing VIN: 1FTPX14524
2002 Honda Civic Si 2.0L right side VIN: SHHEP335X2
Well, the customer picked this one up without a definitive answer on the noise. We got busy so we didn't have a chance to drive the car again and duplicate the noise, or try an ABS stop like a couple people suggested. To clarify the update, the 22-1 code was...
1999 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L radio VIN: 1J4FF28S8X
Sorry about the delay, this is a lease veh. trying to get it back in my shop so i can use the help from iatn members. Will let members know what i find. Thanks
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1J4FY49S1X
Thanks to all the techs that replied. I replace tha IAC motor and so far it seems to be fine. But this happens rarely so i'm keeping the vehicle to test everyday. Keep you all posted
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, NO upshift VIN: 1J4FF48S41
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help. This one ended up being a bad TPS. What got me all mixed up was the data list on my snap on scanner. Towards the top of the list they had a TPS voltage that never changed. I am not sure what that is all about and ...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMB11463
Ok guys, so I performed a drain and fill of the transmission fluid. It was really bad, and was definitely slightly burnt. After changing the fuid I noticed a slight improvement, but still erratic shifting. Something new I didn't notice before was a strange...
1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L No Start VIN: WDBAB23A7C
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. This one ended up being a glow plug problem. As instructed by the folks on IATN, I disconnected each glow plug and ohmed them. 3 of the 4 were open circuited. I replaced all of them and the thing fired off with...
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