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2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Left Front Pretensioner VIN: 1G6KD54Y34
This caddy came to me from a used car dealer that does not repair anything inhouse.he needs the airbag light out to get a vald inspection sticker before he can sell it.i repaired the engine codes,and told him i would look into the airbag problem with no guaran...
1963 Chevrolet C20 Pickup 4.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3C254J1084
So I probably shouldn't be working on stuff 6 years older than me but here goes... This is a good customers daily driver that came in last fall because it wouldn't idle. Customer replaced points and played with timing. I didn't have room to get it in my shop, ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L cy #6 P0306 VIN: 1GNCS13W0T
I realize a lot of this data contradicts itself. That's why I'm on iATN. If you watch the pre-cat O2s when their waveform is being graphed by EScan Pro they switch normally, but if you look at the voltage PID B1 and B2 are both stuck high and they stay "RICH"....
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B4GP44G0W
This some times a start stall, other times a no crank, and some times as driving the ipc turns off( nothing on ipc is reading anything.). Well at thanksgiving a trade was made. I now own a piece of crap. In that time it has not started 5 times. Most of the tim...
1999 Dodge Caravan 2.4L balance shaft VIN: 2B4FP25B1X
the van came with rough idle and hard start. check timing but everything is ok. so I removed oil pan to check further. I found balance shaft chain is lying in the bottom of the oil pan. I opened balance shaft cover and found the bigger gear on the crankshaft l...
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L rack & pinion VIN: 1FMCU24X1T
What's the easiest way to drop the rack & pinion
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Hesitation
Hello This Escape in for lack of power and bogging down on acceleration and load. Fuel filter is new. Fuel pressure is a constant 60 psi. At idle O2s are normal and switch normally too. ST trim and LT trim are normal at idle too. Under load or on acceleration ...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP53U65
Vehicle Came In Not Running Replaced Fuel Pump Now Has Fuel Pressure and Runs. Test Drove And Problem Now Is A Large 300 RPM Surging Idle And It Will Drive For A Period Of Time At 1500 RPM 30 MPH And Then Slowly Decrease To Idle Range TPS Shows Closed Throtlle... Trouble codes: P0505 (Air Bypass Valve), P0300 (Missfire), P0316 (Missfire Cold)
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L driveshaft VIN: 1GTEK19T34
we have this 4x4 gmc that under just the right load and road speed-(38-40 mph) in 2 wheel drive there is a noise and vibration coming from the rear end of the vehicle. it feels like it has the harmonics of driveshaft speed. we pulled the truck on the lift but ...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L ? VIN: WDBJH82F0X
As stated before everything now works except I have a plug in behind the left fog light that I have no clue what it plugs into (6 wires bigger wire Blk/Wht, Red/Blk, Brn, Brn/Wht, small wires Blk/Red, Yel/Blu ) Looks like I am missing a bracket that holds the ...
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hello, I have this subaru that I believe has a failed ECM. The pid for the right intake valve control lays at zero, and the CEL is on. I have diagnosed it to the ECM. I forget the vehicle was equipped with an immobilizer key system. I ordered a used ECM and in... Trouble codes: P0076
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Clutch VIN: 3VWRZ71K48
Volkswagen Tech's : Manual Trans/Clutch Tech's: Vehicle was towed in. Customer states: "was driving around town and went to shift into 3rd gear; the shift felt loose going into gear and popped out - depressed clutch pedal, seemed to go to the floor but trans...

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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L battery draw VIN: WAUDG78E95
i did perform a all-fault on this vehicle during my initial diag, all the codes were related to the dead battery. i was able to verify after a few evenings of the vehicle sitting, i appreciated that the brakelamps were actually on, but had drawn the battery do...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L directionals VIN: 1B4GP25372
First i want to thank all the guys who took the time to respond to my post. it was pretty unanimous that the culprit is the multi function switch i replaced it yesterday and i don't expect it to return . Thanks again for the IATN
1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP74F2K
Ok here we go... I rechecked all the original test. Fuel pressure at KOEO is 42PSI. While cranking it was 39PSI. I checked engine spark quality, found strong, spray brake spray down intake, the engine fired up for a second. Performed check of injector function...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU22E3W
Replacing the PATS got rid of the problems, sorry for the delay , i was out sick Trouble codes: P1260.
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L engine VIN: JNKCV54E54
Sorry for the delay in closing. I have been short handed & extremly busy. Many thanks to those who replied. Yes, it does have to come out the bottom. You could pull trans. first & then just drop the motor but that doesnt make sense. Mark your flange for the st...
2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS 3.8L delayed engagement VIN: 4A4MN31S04
after the advice here and consulting a trusted colleague from a local tranny shop, it was deemed the trans had to be pulled for further diag- wasn't interesting in doing it so it was sent off without repair. Thanks for the replies
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G3NL52F54
Hello All, this one is fixed it was the timing chain it was off 6 teeth , the fixed timing chain guide was broken at the bottom bolt, the piece was just hanging there, replaced the timing chain and guides, sprockets, also did the balance shaft chain and guides...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Warning Chime VIN: WVGCM77L54
Thanks to the help of the iATN task force this one is fixed. Ben from Nevada got it right on - Purchase a new speaker on Ebay. To find it on Ebay, use Search key words; Touareg turn signal chime, light warning, etc."speaker" Turns out th...
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