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2008 Acura TL 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 19UUA66268
Vehicle died while driving, ck eng light came on. Would not start. Fuel pump is operating, we have spark but no fuel. It appears injectors are not functioning. When spraying into them, car starts up and idles fine. When turning key on, just cranks (even when r... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0305 (Misfire cyl 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl 6)
2005 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine VIN: 3GYEK62N05
When this vehicle is started up , as it is shifted into gear, a noise is heard from the engine for about 5 seconds which sounds like pre-detonation (diesel sound), and is corrected almost within 3 seconds. after that there is a resonant vibration running right...
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
This vehicle is able to be started when cold, using starting fluid in the morning. Once the vehicle is at normal operating temperature, it starts normally according to the owner. I have verified these conditions myself having had the vehicle in my shop for a c...
1997 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 1B7GG23Y5V
Hello gentlemen, this vechical belongs to a new customer who had a used engine put in by another shop and they did a very poor job. Broken wires, missing bolts etc. Within the first day of having the truck back it stopped running. Up to that point though it se...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52UXT
I guess the trees are blocking my view of the forest on this one and it's time for fresh eyes. This car has had an extended crank to startup for years. Fuel pressure bled down immediately at shut down. Customer lived with condition and simply cycled key sever...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L no communication VIN: 1FMZU74W92
This has been in my shop for a few weeks, and I have only had limited time to look at it, but am out of ideas. My Modis, Launch and Ottotest will all communicate fine both vehicle specific and Generic OBD modes, but the NH state emmissions test computer will n...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Lack of power VIN: 1FDXE45PX4
Please help this ambulance has eaten my lunch and dinner!i have worked on many 7.3 fords with great succsess but this is a 6.0 when vehicle arrived it had no power and you could hear hissing noise like tubo leaking, found hose from turbo to cooler ruptured, go... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr)
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Clutch VIN: WP0AB29961
Customer brought in car and clutch does not seem to work. You can start car in neutral, but gears will grind if you press the clutch and try to put in any gear. You can start the car in first or reverse(the car will jump a little as if the clutch is partially ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HN86R7Y
We've been working on this all day, everytime you shift into drive or neutral it will stall, but start right back up without a hitch. Disconnected the neutral/safety switch and it doesn't stall. Any help would be appreciated this is driving us nuts!
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Engine Won'T Idle VIN: WVWNA63B3X
goodday fellow tech's. this veh. was towed in coustomer thought that the charging system was bad but not the case . no start problem charged batt. truns over but no start ran codes and found p1545 my scan tool tels me door tampering system fault but my code bo...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Security code VIN: 3VWDC21V32
Can anyone help with the radio code? [...]

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1972 BMW Bavaria 3.0L hazard switch
I just found out that one of my technitians opened this request. I know that the vehicle is repaired except for the 4 way hazard. I know that the information he got from the IATN members was very usefull to him and I would like to say thank you to all that t...
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Prndl VIN: 1GNEK13T81
Thanks for all the replies. Long story short, it appears to be the instrument panel. I replaced the prndl switch again, this time deburring the shaft. I forced the first one on and as Robert mentioned, probably ruined it. Had I read the large print note in...
2002 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4B3AG42G92
the cust. had to have the car said he would bring back another day.thanks for all the help.
1993 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Clutch VIN: 1FAPP1289P
Thanks to all that helped. I can appreciate all the comments about AZ parts but anything else exceeded the value of the car. In the end I had two problems. First was the pessure plate was bad (again, a cheap part) but the new one seems to be fine. Second, ...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L no start VIN: 1FALP15P1V
checked my techs work with timing cover completly off and timing was set and started.i will put on new kit.thanks for all the help.
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L antitheft light is on VIN: 1GTHK23153
opened up the wire harness from the ign cyl to the bcm and found a three way crimped junction for ground... the one wire was broke at the crimp and touching intermitantly. repaired the wire and dtc cleared and system functions properly.
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L nocommunication VIN: 2GETK19T44
Thanks to all that responded, Timothy [...] it I found that the Data line was grounded under the drivers seat due to the movement of the seat chaffed the wires after unplugging the harnessat the rear of the seat all started to work. I previously unplugged and is...
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM624XT
Fixed this one. After testing all Power and grounds to the computer. they were all good. No ground problems just a bad computer. Put a new computer in it and the fuel pump turns on to prime and then turns off and the fan is no longer on. Vehicle starts right ...
2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L engine VIN: JN8AZ08W35
Thanks for the emails. The general consensus was that it was best to take the whole power train out thru the bottom, leaving the assembly in the subframe and lowering it down onto 4 jack stands. Sounds easy enough. Customer has not returned yet for further ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP29M81
I didn't technically fix it but it runs. Left the vehicle in the shop over the week end(with everything connected), pulled the cluster out one more time to get the part number to price out a new one, re-installed it, and just for fun hit the key and it started... Trouble codes: P1650 (powertrain data bus missing from instrument cluster), P1570 (engine blocked by immobilizer).
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