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2000 Acura TL 3.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UUA5679Y
Car came in first time with ALL misfire codes P0300 - p0306 also p1399, p0505, and p1486. p1399 is a misfire code. These codes are very intermittant, had no misfires that you can feel. there is a tsb on p1486 to replace computer. The customer stated that she ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P1486, P0505
1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starter
Hi Guys! This Z3 came in on a hook for a no crank condition. Tested starter for operation,and amp draw and it works fine. Found no power from Ews module to starter so I replaced it. Sent to the dealer to code EWS to DME.After the customer picked up the car it ...
1998 BMW 540i 4.4L driver side power seat VIN: WBADE5329W
on the 3 wire power seat moters we have power and ground, but what trigers the motor to operate 3rd wire we appled power and ground can not move motors ?
1999 BMW 528i 2.8L engine overheating VIN: WBADM6333X
Hi guys, new memeber here. I have a 99 BMW 528i that is overheating. Overheating while driving and parked. Retrived P0116 and P1161. Started by replacing the thermostat with aftermarket unit and bled cooling system. Road test vehicle, still over heating. Notic...
2004 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L No Start VIN: 4USBT33434
I was the chosen won who gets to replace this fuel pump and filter assembly in this BMW, I cant seem to release the fuel line from the filter assembly. its got a collar piece on the filter and iv pushed and pulled in several directions and Mitchel isn't much h...
1992 Buick Century Custom 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall
customer went into store, came out and car wouldnt start. car eventually started but customer had it towed in to be safe. i go start car, misfire noticable at idle and while driving car into service bay. first thing i did was look at plugs and wires. 3 diff m...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L maf VIN: 1GNDX03E1W
replaced iac n maf w/autozone n same scenario.fires up n runs good,after a good soak engine idles down to point where it starts rockin n tryin to stall.turn ac on n idle comes up a small amount of black smoke at tailpipe indicates a little rich,no vac
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L monitor status VIN: 1GCDM19W5X
thank you in advance for any help. customer brought in an astro van that has been rejected for the emissions test 3 times. no codes / no codes pending or in history . he had another shop put in a new cat. convrter. they did use a cheap aftermarket cat. I under...
1999 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 4.8L Oil blow by from breather tube VIN: J8BB4B158X
Blows oil through breather down tube inconsistantly. Only started after last oil change. No loss of power,no unusual noises from engine and drives fine. Sent oil sample to Titan Labs for analysis Report came back "Wear pattern does not indicate metals in oil" ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Anti Lock activation at low speeds VIN: 1GCEK19C07
Once again I would like to thank all for your time and input. I will try to get all info in.. The veh came in with customer complaint of loss of speedometer and trans not going into overdrive, tech found code c0055 r wss circuit fault and also unwarranted abs ...
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Engine Timing VIN: 1C3EJ56H2S
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LXI was brought in earlier this week for a coolant leak coming from a bad O-ring on the back of the water pump mounting bracket. Water pump and timing belt were originals on a car with 98,000 miles, so I sold the customer on replacing both...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4B3AG42G92
The customer has been tring to fix it hisself and gave up.It will start when its coold but after it has run up to operateing temp and you let it sit for about 5 to 10 minits it has no spark and no codes it has a crank signal, fuel press, but no spark, you turn...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48N03
WHATS UP GUYS ,I need advise or a least a clue , to solve this issue. this Durango come to the shop w/mil on P0016 IS trigger as sun the engine spin , customer got engine overheating some one replace the timing chain ,head assembly,just one passenger side. thi... Trouble codes: P0016 (Camshaft position sensor out of the range)
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L oil pressure gauge VIN: 1D7HU18N43
oil pressure gauge will work at times sometimes when you start the truck it works fine other times will not work. If you restart it when it does not work it starts working again. Sometimes neddle goes up fast other times slower. Tested cluster with trip switch...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KS28C75
First vehicle came in as a crank no start, replace cam sensor and vehicle starts and runs fine, but code p0341 keeps resetting. Checking wiring and replace connector at cam sensor as it had been rubbing on the Power steering pump bracket. Check signal at PCM a... Trouble codes: P0341
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA43H48
This one is a good one, the car came in it is stalling.When idling the asd relay is clicking & the fuel pump relay is clicking the #7 injector is missing a pulse. checked the ground from the ecm to asd relay, it is spiking on and off. checked cam and crank sig... Trouble codes: P3449, P3441, P3425, P3401, P0688
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14N5N
this should be simple but, truck came in leaking gas from fuel filter (quick) disconnect. It has a steel braided line that I can't just replace the end like on a plastic line. The O-ring inside the coupler is split and I can't seem to find a replacement. The f...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FALP62W4S
This Thunderbird wants to raise the idle up to 1800 rpm when the A/C clutch engages .It idles fine when the A/C is off. We have checked the TPS voltage and it is at .87 volts at idle. The IAC % goes up and down when A/C clutch engages. The % numbers look fine ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Headlights
I replaced a lamp out module for a headlights are out complaint. After 2 months the problem has come back, i installed another lamp out module and it is getting hot and is starting to burn. All lights look good, currant draw in the headlamp circuit is 10 amps ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 VIN: 1FTNW21F12
Hello, I have an 02 f250 7.3 with the auto locking hubs. all of the hub components are new and hold vacuum the problem is that we are not getting vacuum applied. when the key is turned to the on position the 4x4 lights do not come on and alldata trouble chart ...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Suspension VIN: 1EMYU04122
hello fellow techs,i have a 2002 ford escape with a front end noise i can't seem to find. noise is a clucking, pop sound coming ONLY from the front passenger side when the steering wheel is turned in either diections. Almost want to say its coming from the top...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L radio, windows, accessories VIN: 1FAFP55U12
I replaced the heater core because it was plugged. When I went back together I noticed that the radio was inoperative. other things that were not operation are the windows, and wipers. I double checked all the harnesses that i disconnected. All are connected a...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMYU931X5
Hello iATN, I got a dandy in my bay currently, this was a vehicle that we got at an auction and had to be towed in..Initially the car was very low on power and would not accelerate. Catalytic converters had came apart and plugged the exhuast. Today I replaced ... Trouble codes: P1000
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FMEU51K07
Hi friends, i have this car on my workshop, it comes without instrument cluster, i bought one instrument cluster from a yunk, but the car wont start, i code keys but wont start, please tell me what to do. CODE P1292 Theft detected, engine disable CODE C2105 I...
2000 Honda CR-V SE 2.0L Stall VIN: JHLRD1874Y
Greetings! My regular customer had vehicle towed in the other day - died on the road and wouldn't restart. When it got here I tried it - ng. The next day I had a few minutes (Pre-winter season up here is crazy) and checked for fuel pressure - ok - still no sta...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38735
This vehicle came into our shop after another shop could not find the problem. After driving for a few minutes the check engine light and vtm light come on and the engine starts surging rapidly at an idle. The oil pump was replaced and the vtec solenoid assy a... Trouble codes: P2647
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L heads VIN: KNDJD73356
hey guys i need the torqe specs for replacing the heads and timing cover and water pump and intake nothing i have has them all i have is tractor/ and other class 8 tractor specs thank you if you could email them to me i would greatly appriciate it t...
2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Headlights VIN: KNAFG52668
Good afternoon kia guys i have this 08 rondo that the headlights dim and or flicker when stepping on the brakes wanna know if there are any bulletins and where the headlight grounds are.thanks
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87AX5
This vehicle has dead miss. No codes nothing shows up in mode 6. graph of o2 b1 s1 vs b2 s1 seems to indicate miss on #1 side. Whistling also seems to be on that side. Also smoked tested it and it only has a small leak at egr valve diaghram. sprayed carb spra...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Unknown VIN: WDBUF87XX8
Hi need some assistance, This car ran fine but had a leak at rear of head on driver side. Found v/c gasket and cam plugs leaking. Replaced v/c gasket (rtv) and plugs. Now the shitty part, started the car ran good for 5 seconds shut off tryed to restart could n...
2002 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JA4MW51R02
this montero came in with a missfire when ur sitting at a stop light or sign it dont miss when ur in park and idle but when its in gear and ur idle it does it runs good down the road just missing at idle all the codes i pulled is multi missfire check fuel pre...
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser SL 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G3AM84NXL
Hi everyone i have this 90 ciera cruiser and stumbles on cold start only. Once it warms up car idles fine also idles fine in drive on cold start. checked compression and did balance test also fuel PSI ok. I know this gm engine had problems in the past with inj...
1988 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L No Start VIN: 1P3BS48D4J
This car just died in a parking lot and was towed here. We checked it out and found that we had fuel pressure and no spark. We found a bad coil wire and replaced it and still no spark to cap. We changed pick up and still nothing. Coil has power on cranking and...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G8ZJ5277Y
Hello, I need some input, we rebuilt the engine in this Saturn and seem to be having starting issues. It cranks fine as soon as you try to start the engine it backfires out the intake with fuel included? I am out of ideas. I ran a leak down and have checked th...
2007 Saturn Vue 3.5L air bag system VIN: 5GZCZ63427
Hi guys, Have found a code B0092 in the Air Bag module passenger presence system1 circuit fault. not entirely sure where to go for this code. I'm told there may be a connector with a problem however I do not have access to the necessary information that I need...
2007 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L Headlamps VIN: 5GZEV33757
Hi all- this outlook has a problem with the headlamps. They will flicker a time or two and then go out. Occasionally, turning the auto/manual dial will get them to come back on. Checked fuses/relays, etc... Found pin 87a on hid/lo beam relay has been hot enoug...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5TBRT3414Y
Originally came in stalling on decel and not accelerating. replaced throttle body with new Toyota part. 1 week later customer came back vehicle stalling intermittently. After 60+ mile test drive, finally cut out one time for me felt like ignition switch just t...
2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L converter VIN: 5TDZT34AX3
After rebuild when transmission warms up the car dies when put in rev or drive and feels like torque converter is engaging. Check solenoid and seems to hold pressure and on scanner it shows tcc off. Anyone had this problem? Ive torn down the trans twice and ev...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L SRS Light on VIN: 3VWSF71K56
Hi guys and thank you for your help../. The problem i am having is a lack of info on this car. I have paid a the VW"erin" sight for factory info.. Very poor sight and unable to find any srs codes or diag info. I have 2 hard codes 1, 00588 Airbag Ign...
1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5547T
Vehicle came in for an intermittent rough running and stall during decel to a stop or idling. Connected scanner and monitored data while motor was at idle. All the PID data is normal when the car runs fine. When the vehicle starts to run rough and get ready ...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on, High Idle VIN: YV1VS29521
Hi everyone. This S40 has an intermittent high idle. When driving the vehicle, all of a sudden the IAC duty cycle goes from 33% to almost 90%. I can put the transmission in Park and the IAC will cut down to 50% but when putting in drive again it rises back up ... Trouble codes: ECM76, P0700 (DTC stored in the TCM)

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
Well here it is. I don't know how but it has jumped 1 tooth on the primary timing chain. I should have checked the timing when I did the vanos but I was lazy and since changing the vanos on the dual vanos doesn't affect timing I didn't. Next time I do a vanos ... Trouble codes: P1520, P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305.
2008 BMW M3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp mode VIN: WBSVA93508
Thanks for all the inputs. We found oil separator leaking oil into throttle body section, and also found throttle body actuator gear was worn out inside on bank 1. replaced all parts and so far so good. It's been about a week and drives perfect. Trouble codes: 2B15, 2B57, 2B5D.
1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality
replaced idle air control motor and throttle position sensor, car still has intermittent 2500 rpm idle, I dont usually give up on repairs but this one I sent to cadillac dealer, they replaced the cars computer and reprogrammed, car is now back to normal idle.
1994 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK34F6R
It was a bad pump as suspected. Too bad it took R&Ring the pump 4 times to finally convince the pump shop of that... Thanks to all who replied, really appreciate the input! Trouble codes: 17 (High resolution circuit fault), 18 (Pump cam reference pulse error), 35 (Injection pulse width error/response time short), 36 (Injection pulse width error/response time long), 54 (Pcm fuel circuit error), 88 (Tdc offset error).
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L tire light VIN: 3GNFK16Z94
I hate typing this almost as much as I hate reading it in the fixes and summaries. The customer declined to go further. I did not get a chance to check for and old sensor lodged in the wheel well from a previous blowout which was an excellent suggestion. I wou...
2006 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L Gas Cap VIN: 2A4GP54L56
tried batt disconnect with scanner-no help.ended up unhooking battery for an hour and sofar so good.thanks for all the suggustions.
2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDWBE8ACX9
I have yet to see this vehicle again. Thanks for the responses. I am closing the request, but will post findings as they occur. Trouble codes: 2355 (EGR control air mass too large), 2011 (MAF deviation too high).
2002 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07382
We put another PCV hose from the dealer on, we are going to try an inline filter as some recommmended. Thank you for the help, it is much appreciated. Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean Bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2).
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM55884
First and foremost I want to thank all that replied to my request for help. iATN makes the complexity of todays vehicles a much easier way to an accurate and reliable repair. As far as the Honda Accord is concerned, I cleaned the EGR ports by removing the acce... Trouble codes: P0404, P2413 (EGR System Performance).
2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KMHWF25S3Y
Thanks for the very valuable information from the few techs that hit the nail on the head. I did add the redundant ground to the MAF - good idea which can apply to other vehicles. Ok, it finally came down to the MAF sensor. The first one from the Hyundai deale...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L trans control relay VIN: 1J4GW48N2Y
i'm sorry to have wasted anyone's time thinking about this one.when i was doing my initial checks of the system, i inadvertently started looking at the wiring diagram for the 4.0l, which is completely different.this morning my plan was to force the tcm relay "...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT8UF11E7M
Again thanks to all of you. this car is fixed we found out that the driver side ign. coil was not firing so we replaced the coil and car runs great. again thanks
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L gauges / display VIN: WDBJF65H0X
I sent the cluster in to be repaired. They said they fixed a problem but no change when I installed it. I sent it back to have them double check the cluster. They said it tested ok. the customer did not want to spend any more money and traded the car.
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L Leaking fluid into the invertor cooling system. VIN: JT2BK18U13
I flushed the inverter/transmission cooling system and replaced the transmission. There was an internal failure in the transmission allowing ATF into the cooling system. It is the only way, other than pouring it in, that you can get ATF in the cooling system,...
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