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Help Request Answers
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L right side power window VIN: WBAVB13506
Hello everyone, we have a 06 BMW 325i that had a failed right rear window regulator. We installed a new factory regulator, reinitialized it and all functions work except that when the window is in the full down position, then commanded up, it will only move up...
1995 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Hvac VIN: 1G4HR52L4S
Everything works but no airflow from vents,ac is not charged.changed parts from another car that works.what else controls system.has dual climate control.thanks for your help
2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Sol Control Valve VIN: 3GNDA23D47
12 volts at the Vent Control Solenoid (multi-meter). Will load test tomorrow to be positive on full circuit. But, a meter across the 2 terminals will yield 1.6v koeo. If I could get a full wiring diagram from underhood to solenoid, I will load test both circui...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP44R65
Hello, I've tried a number of things to try to determine a reason for an intermittent misfire on this 2005 Chrysler Town & Country. The customer said the MIL will come on intermittently and when it does the van will start bucking. She said it occurs either col... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfre cylinder 1consistent), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3 occasional)
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.3L Lights, radio, VIN: 2B8GP44302
Greetings, Once again, I have a Chrysler minivan in with flickering lights (headlights, tail lights, interior lights…etc). This particular van is a handicap wheel chair conversion van with a lowered floor. It is used to transport seniors at an assisted liv...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, engine won't shut of VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
personal vehicle.Got home last night turned ignition off key in hand engine still running with key in hand pressed gas and vrroom.reinserted key went through ignition key strokes run,start ect. no change also no resistance between strokes like there normally i...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
Hey All. This truck will stall intermittently especially on rough roads or when turning, a few times it stalled in the bay just turning the steering column. Going to get back at it tomorrow. Any ideas will be appreciated.
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP36303
Customers original complaint was engine dies and wont get out of its own way. Replaced MAF sensor, and fuel pump (had low pressure). Everything was fine after test drive. 2 days later, came back with same problems. Found a defective MAF sensor and weak o2 sens...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L full inspection VIN: 1FDAF57SX4
I have a request for the big ford truck guys. Im a mazda tech so this is a bit outa my comfort zone. A good friend wants to buy this and asked me to do a vehicle inspection on the truck. Iv done a bulletin recall search and scanned a bunch of ford truck chat r...
1996 Honda Civic DX 1.6L steering box VIN: 2HGEJ6342T
A long term and very valuable customer brought her car in stating that on two previous occasions she had experienced binding in the steering when driving the car when steering wheel was turned slightly to the right of center. She has owned the car for several ...
2006 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Cooling Systems VIN: JHMES96966
We have a 2005 honda civic hybrid, it came in over heating did all of the repairs, now you drive it a little way it stops blowing hot air, and gets air introduce in the system. Any help is great thanks.
2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Evap System VIN: KMHWF25S95
Has anyone had this Code DTC P0449 ( Evap Canister Vent Solenoid Malfunction ) on a Hyundai Sonata? Car has this P0449 Code and i Replaced the Canister Vent Valve with a Dorman Aftermarket Valve and the same day after driving the car about 10 miles the MIL tu...
1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Speedometer VIN: SALHC1349P
Is anyone familiar with these old classic Rover speedos? The cable to the transducer is good and spinning. I'm getting power to the the transducer, what kind of signal should I be getting from this unit to the speedo? I've checked with an ohm meter, open circu...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Ignition Lock VIN: WDBRN40J53
I have this C230 that was brought in for a MIL on. Upon pulling into the bay, the vehicle was shut off then restarted within minutes. Vehicle noticeably had a weak battery. Shut vehicle off again and connected a Solus Pro Scanner. Then went to turn ignition ba...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28K9W
I HAVE A 98 TOY camary that set a code for p0500,no speed o reading when driving down the road and will some times effect the shift of the tranmission. well hear is what i did,checked for power and ground to the sensior and it was good,put a new speed sensior ... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor a fault)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1997 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L brakes VIN: 1G6ET1291V
Hello, After replacing the left harness we could see no reason why the left front wheel should not work and installed a reman EABS controller. The result was as expected no improvement. We then decided to follow most help responses and do some wire testing at ...
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L cooling fan system VIN: 1GNDT13S77
Well again the IATN crew has helped me through another major headache..The thing that made this so hard was there really was no failure time.I guess the only problem accured upon cranking.. so to use the scope on it was really impossible due to the voltage flu...
2010 Dodge Avenger R/T 2.4L All Modules VIN: 1B3CC5FB3A
Thanks for the replies. The tipm was bad. The tipm is a gateway for all modules. You can then connect to the tipm through the aldl and communicate with all modules if it is working. I checked the buss lines from the tipm to all modules to make sure there was n...
2008 Ford F-150 XTR 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTPW14V88
Checked oil pressure hot and it was falling to 26psi, so I suspect the oil pump was bad. Pulled cam caps and they looked fine. I think the person that traded the truck in had thicker oil in it to keep it quiet. Because the truck also had transmission issues, t...
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Iacv VIN: 2HGED6350M
I am closing this Help Request with thanks to several techs who pointed out that surging at idle was frequently caused by air in the cooling system. That was the cause here and as soon as all the air had been removed the idle returned to normal. However, no o...
2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Suspension VIN: 1HGCM55623
Good morning to all Thanks for all the responses,what I finally did was cut the bolt with a sawsall as many of you suggested to do that and then instead of replacing the lower control arm I replaced the bushing in the lower control arm used a rattle gun to get...
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L transmission temperature high alert VIN: 1J8HG58246
i was thinking the pcm was bad because i ran a new wire and it was still acting up. i talked to a fellow jeep tech and he told me to watch the voltage at the pcm. when it acted up the voltage would jump back and forth from 3 volts to 1 volt. i looked at both c...
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Coolant Reservoir VIN: 1G3NB52M0V
Well I ended up replacing the unit with another Factory Delco part. We went through additional extensive checks and found that it was not over pressurizing and system was normal. Some noted to check for electrolysis, block test (via purple fluid), and inspec...
2005 Porsche Boxster 2.7L Valve train VIN: WP0CA29855
It turned out that the intake cam on the right side had the second from the left lobe warn causing it to damage the cam follower. he prices that I have gotten for these cams are all over the place. The dealer is trying to sell it for 30% over list price down...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3EF45E3X
Thank all of you who took the time to offer help.The best help was about radio codes.After we had compleated the repair of vac leaks and replaced purge valve all of the codes were gone but had a nagging rough cold idle some times would die.After 45 sec of hold... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P0133.
2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L abs VIN: 1G8AG52F83
Well its fixed ! I decided to trace every wire from the abs module and found out that the ground wires wouldnt pass a load test. Basically I took a head light bulb from the plug to battery power to test the integrity of the grounds . well I already took off an...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Airbag
Thanks for the replies. The all data code charts are pretty brief for these codes. They have you check a few resistances, then replace module. I was a little unsure still, but the new module from Subaru was only $225. At that price I felt comfortable pulli...
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