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2002 Acura MDX 3.5L compressor clutch VIN: 2HNYD18242
OK guys, check this one out: Have this Acura MDX with a 3.5 L, and the AC compressor will cycle on and off really fast under a very specific condition---you have to have been driving it awhile, and then cycle the AC on and off with the switch on the dash. At t...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUPL68E94
Help Audi Tech's!! Good afternoon, This is our first time posting, bear with me if we have left anything out. We have an 04 Audi s4 that will not start, customer states he came out from school and car would not start. We have no check engine light, no fuel pum... Trouble codes: 01314 (Instrument panel code for ecm no communication), 01304 (Instument panel code for radio no communication/ has aftermarket radio), 18258 (Abs code for powertrain data bus missing from ecm)
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83441
Car has a knocking noise coming from drivers side cylinder head valve cover area. Only happens for a few seconds on cold start.There are no fault codes. Have noticed this same noise in various 8 cylinder cars that have come through the shop. Had one that we di...
2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Moves forward when key is pulled or installed VIN: 1G6KD54Y9Y
This Caddy is the base model WITHOUT the memory seat buttons, and without the exit button to change the position of the driver's seat (those are located on the door for those Cadillac that have those options, this car does not)...some used to put them by the w...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L shifter cable VIN: 1GNDT13S02
Just need to know if there is a fix for this without replacing entire cable?? These days $75. is hard to come by when a $1.00 part is broken. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. Plastic peice broke at cable end at transmission.
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WH55K83
towed car in,vehicle started when it got here.customer complained of intermittent no start,security light would be on.come back later vehicle would start.sometimes while driving security light would come on.then it would not start after parking car..scanned it... Trouble codes: B2958, B2960, B2964, B3128
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L ABS module VIN: 2G1WU58R27
Scanned entire system and can communicate with all modules,No DTC's.While performing preliminary checks I found un equal tire pressures,while inflating tires found that the LH front and RH front tires were reading opposite of the DIC display.Performed tpms rel...
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L cluster/radio VIN: 1D4GP25B06
Good morning,I have this caravan with a problem and i have also had many calls over the year with similar complaints from other dodge owners,this one, after 30 min of driving the radio turns off and right back on (no memories loss)then erratic gauge operation,...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA51412
Need help on this.vehicle was sold by used car we have no history.came in with p0171 and # 5 cly missire. Front bank was running very lean.fuel filter was cloged could not blow through it.replace filter but no change. We had some old injector from old e...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Monitors VIN: 1FMNU43S73
Monitors will not set on this vehicle. Will pass emissions, but failed test due to incomplete monitors. Truck has passed through Ford Dealerships and others, no solutions offered. Help needed to resolve or explain this. Thanks in Advance. John
2003 Isuzu Rodeo LS 2.2L Flares between all up shifts
This is a 3.0l Turbo diesel rodeo. The transmission is RC4A EL/ JR405E. It flares while up shifting between all gears. It is only slightly evident when cold but becomes quiet bad when hot. Sometimes it brings on the transmission check light and goes into limp ...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KNADC12564
Hey there, we have an 04 kia rio in the shop, brought in for diagnosing rough running, surging idle, and a p0340 code which the customer had already tried repairing with replacing both the cam and crank sensors, to no avail. We verified this, checked the obvio... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp sensor ckt performance)
2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L No Start VIN: SALTL15482
Hello Rover Tech's, This car has had a used engine replaced and ran for about a week. Now we have no spark. Went to check crank sensor and nothing, we are checking it at the ECU, we tried another one but still no go. We did check for power and grounds at conne...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug VIN: 3VWRP69M23
I am replacing all glow plugs.I have a particularly tough one.Any trick to removing one that is stuck???
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 9BWFP61J43
Hi everyone. This TDI arrived with very little power under all conditions except idle which seemed normal seemed normal, and idle throttle response seemed normal. The code #16600/po216 - injection start valve malfunction came up in alldata as a cold start inje... Trouble codes: P0216
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: WVWSR21J56
Good Morning. I have a 2006 TDI with a low power and air rush sound. When accelerated you can hear an air rush sound inside the cabin of the car. The air duct into the throttle body expands like there is a restriction ahead of it. I have removed and cleaned th...
2009 Volkswagen Passat CC Luxury 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWHL73C59
After clearing up the p0171 with the replacement of the oxygen sensor, we then moved on to solve the p12a2. The long term trims are currently around 16.2 Trims were normal at first but quickly rose up. WE have tested for Vacuum leak several times at intake man... Trouble codes: P0171, P12A2
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L TRAC Control VIN: YV1LW61J3Y
When initially started and driven, the TRAC control light will flash when driven about 30-35 MPH. While the light flashes, the vehicle will not accelerate. After about 15-20 seconds, the light will go out and the vehicle will drive normally until the next key ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Cylinder Head VIN: WAUAF48H27
Well , it is all fixed replaced the valve cover gaskets timing belt and chain tensioner housing seals in the back of the head and no more leaks . Thanks for the replies and IATN as always ROCKS !
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L MIL Lamp on, service stabilitrak VIN: 1GYFK638X7
well I am going to close this one as a fix because I am sure the oil pressure is the problem. Thanks for the replies, I put some 50 wt oil in and ran the vehicle and the vehicle is not acting up with that in it. it only acted up when it was good and hot. I hav... Trouble codes: P0011.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Transmission VIN: 1B7KF2369W
This is a staff vehicle, the problem seems to be ECM. I am letting her puzzle it. Thanx for the information. Bruce Trouble codes: P1693 (MIL Detected in Campanion Module).
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L front wheel bearing
Thankyou iATN members The consensus was that a "fall-together" fit of the hub assembly onto the steering knuckle is normal. One member did advise that the torque was 180 ft/lbs, not the 125 ft/lbs I found on a couple of sites I Goggled up. I will look into t...
2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L a/c system VIN: 1B3EL46X16
I am calling it fixed as I have emptied the a/c system and removed the relay for the a/c clutch. I will be working on this problem in the spring when the weather turns warm again. The owner says that nothing has ever been done to the a/c system and he purcha...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Sjb VIN: 1ZVST82H65
Sorry for taking so long to close. Wanted to be sure it was fixed. Craziness with a model that has a lot of sentimental favor to me. I'm a passionate Mustang fan. To start with the "parts experts" at Autoway Ford in Bradenton, Fl told us this "smart box" was p...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L case
Thank you all who replied... The car is not fixed. The car is the boneyard. The car originally came in for a radiator. I have posted to my waveform library pics of the broken "blank." If you look closely, the blank has jagged and dark (not shiny) e...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Transmission Slip VIN: 4JGBB75E06
Thanks for all the replies. We disconnect the cooler line and start the engine, we found no oil flow. Advise customer transmission mechanical problem and possible TCM problem. Customer decided to tow vehicle away for now. Thanks again.
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