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2005 Acura RL 3.5L Compressor VIN: JH4KB16595
This car came to me from a local small car lot with the complaint that the a/c was not cold. They tried 2 different salvage yard compressors, and then when that failed they tried a new Delphi compressor. When that didn't work they tried another new Delphi comp...
2005 BMW M3 3.2L fuel pump VIN: WBSBR93425
Help ... allyou bmw techs. this vehicle stalled on road with a no start. vehicle crnks . good spark and pulse. no clicking at relay . no voltage at fuel pump . all fuses good. mitchell says fuel pump module is in rt side of trunk , however there is nothing the...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Reverse Lights
Hello guys hope someone went over something like this before. No reverse lights no codes trace wires from footwell module to light bulbs broken at trunk lid fix wires still no lights if apply power at black and blue or black and purple wire at footwell module ...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCS195X1
At idle the truck shakes violently like its motor mounts are bad. off idle it runs great. The idle vac is low. The customer says he went to start it up one morning and it "kicked" then he tried again and it started and idles poorly. I've visually checked timin...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJK39154
hi guys, truck was brought in for no start unless you spray it with starting fluid(i know) I have checked vacuum pull from pump,has 8" of vacuum. Vacuum tested supply line across engine to filter. if i prime filter it takes approx.9 mins to go from 10psi to 2p...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L wheel bearing VIN: 1GCDT14625
Looking for some input on this, at our shop we do not do wheel bearings or rotors on the chevy Colorado or canyon, I guess at our other shop they attempted to do this and it cost the shop money. I am just wondering if I should start taking them or just stay aw...
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L pressure control VIN: 1GNDV33116
hello fellow car lovers. started with slipping 1st and harsh engagement all other gears with a surge going into over drive. pulled pan and found excessive material so recommended trans replacement.. customer agreed but wanted cheap so installed a used one. tha...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X78
replace tcm already and programed replace speed sensor no results Trouble codes: P0700, P2534, C0055
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L battery VIN: 1C3AL46X53
alternator is charging, when start up its good few seconds all lights begin to flicker, tested battey it failed a loadtest, alternator is charging but going up & down 13.5-15.0 volts, we replaced alternator still dose the same thing, pcm is sending a 5.0 volts...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2B7HB11X8Y
vehicle after warmed will start to run rough and sometimes die sometimes clear up customer removed the cat replaced fuel pump dist cap rotor button plugs and wires. I have replaced b1 snr2 o2 because o2 codes were present still has evap codes fuel pressure doe... Trouble codes: P0443, P0138
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7MC3364Y
Customer had this vehicle towed in for stalling and occasional no start. Checked and found two trouble codes P0121 and P0336. Replace crank sensor under warranty because we replaced it about nine months ago because of a no start. Found connector to fuel heater... Trouble codes: P0121 (throttle pos sensor), P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRF17W9X
The truck came in and would not start. The customer also complained of the truck jumping at highway speeds. It had a bad fuel pump. We replaced the fuel pump and it starts and runs. She complained of a misfire so we replaced the plugs and wires. Still had a mi... Trouble codes: P00, 340 (camshaft position sensor looses signal to pcm)
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU63KX3
i wasnt here when this was installed the notes go brake light ok shifter wont go into park or release from park my question is this this truck intermitenly only on inclines wont shift out of park i thought it was the switch so i pulled the cable off the prndl...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU73EX7
P0222 P2104 P2112 P2121 P2122 P2127 THROTTLE PDL POSITION SENSOR/SWITCH E CIRCUIT LOW. THIS ONE WOULD NOT FIT IN THE CODE DESCRIPTION P2132 Customer had issues with throttle not responding, vehicle would cut out to idle, then sometimes stall. Vehicle went to F... Trouble codes: P0222 (Tps b circuit low), P2104 (Tac system forced idle), P2112 (Throttle actuator contor sytem stuck closed), P2121 (Throttle pdl position sensor/switch d range performance), P2122 (Throttle pdl position sensor/switch d circuit low), P2132 (Tp/app sensor/switch f circuit low)
2001 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L MIL Lamp on, Mystery Misfire VIN: 1GTDT13W11
First the history. Lower intake lets go, customer takes to a friend who does the job, who does it right, changes the oil, takes it for a spin, now it has a crank sensor code, after the second sensor we get it. Take it out, it is scratched by the reluctor. We g... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire detected), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L front cylinder head VIN: 1HGCM66524
Customer complained of the engine noise increasing. I thought the sound was loose valves. After removing the valve covers (valve clearances were all within .002") found the front cylinder head had dark brown oil residue that looks like when the oil has been ov...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38775
First Thank you to all in advance for your help. This is my personal vehicle, we bought it about a year and a half ago for what I thought was a steal. A few months after buying, it developed a knocking when cold but would go away once warm. I thought it was va...
2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8L SRS system VIN: 2HGFB2F86C
To all Honda techs please help! I have a 2012 civic ex at shop that will not stop flashing airbag system ! Car came from body shop w/ light front hit(bumper & support -rad & condenser) & airbag lights on. After initial scan found codes F1-11 drivers airbag and...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Theft System VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Hopefully an ifinity tech, or anyone who has come across this problem., any inout would be appreciated. Ok, the car was towed in late in the day, hot day outside. The vehicle has a no crank, no start. Pushed vehicle into shop for next day. In the morning, the ...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinnaker Edition 4.6L steering
I have put a pump in it and tomorrow will flush. most of the time has enough pressure as it steers beautifully. other times hard to steer. Im wondering if a switch or a rack or a filter could be at fault.I used motorcraft pump reman pump
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L extended crank time VIN: 5LMFU285X7
Customer complains of an intermittant extended crank time. She has just informed me, it happens after fill up.I've been unable to duplicate the problem. No codes stored and car passes the scanner evap test. I pulled the evap canister thinking possible raw fuel...
2005 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on
`This car came with p2107 code.Idle surge 700-11oorpm. No throttle response,and also stall when in gear. basic inspection shows only low vacuum. Also o2 sensors are on 0v.tried to replace maf sensor,and engine started work ok,only for 2-3min and go back to sam... Trouble codes: P2107 (throttle actator control module procesor)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Bucks Trans Slams VIN: 4M2EU48876
Hello group this weeks nightmare is driving us nuts Trans jumps in & out of Neutral then goes into limp home mode It seems it looses the Blue & White Wire Can data and the TCM shuts down the ABS Failure Squigley light comes on along with a wrench on the dash a... Trouble codes: P0528 (Fan clutch error), U0101 (Lost comm with TCM), U1900 (At times in ABS SRS Ocupant system)
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine light VIN: WMWRH33516
hello mini gurus. i got this one that keeps bouncing back with mini code 0128 cooling regulation temp too low. i am out of ideas. i actually have a friend at the dealer who had a car with this exact issue and did exactly what i did. his car never came back so ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Engine VIN: 1N4BA41E85
When the customer shuts off the key everything but the engine shuts down. This does it intermittently. The engine will start right back up without a problem. Has any Nissan Techs run into this before and if so what was the problem? Thanks Everyone!
2001 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT2BG22K01
This customer said that suddenly, here in 110 degree Phoenix day, the car would stall when coming to a stop and stall, and when letting off the gas, while cruising. The car was hardly driveable at times, because stopping and letting off the gas, the engine wou...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21V6Y
Hello guys, i have a cabrio that is not being friendly at all. Car was towed in for a crank no start situation. i've checked Spark=good, Timing alignment=good, fuel pressure 2.5 bars/35-40 psi. injector pulse present. I also checked distributor alignment at TD... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Unknown VIN: 3VWTE29M1Y
Vehicle parked for 4-5months, tried to start car no start. Check for spark no sparks, obverse rust on crank sensor, poor proper contact, went ahead to replace the crank, obverse spark then no fuel delivery, check fuel pump, discover bad fuel pump, charge fuel ...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L A no start condition VIN: 3VWCF21C8Y
Thank every one who takes their time to offer help and support from the iATN network. Thank you. ... And in continuation of the above related repair history. Today, we have removed the front crank cover and have made sure that the left crank dot aligns with ...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Surge VIN: WVWZZZ1JZ3
hi there & thanks for all your time i dont get stuck too much but this simple car is doin my head in. car starts , drives & idles fine for 5min ,then starts to rev once changing gear (press clutch at 2500rpm & revs to 2900rpm ) the hotter it gets the worse it ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSK69M83
mil flashing all times, and it runs like cat plugged up. Compression test on number 3 155 psi, I then pulled cat down and no help. Unplugged O2 both, no good mil still flashing. Then I checked compression on number 1 105 psi? Start looking at timing? Its looks... Trouble codes: P2181, P0420, P0130, P0300
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Alarm, no start VIN: YV1KS9605W
Hi guys! I bought this from customer who did not want to pay to fix after crashed timing belt. It sat without a battery for more than a year. I replaced the cylinder head and it started right up no trouble. It runs great except sometimes I go to get inside i...
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L Charging VIN: YV1SZ592X5
From what I understand, this indicates a problem with the alternator. These faults were retrieved using Vida. I'd like to understand functional difference between pre-05 voltage regulator with D+ wire and 05- with LIN wire going to CEM. Does CEM take over all ...

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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACH9340Y
Vehicle has not come back after cleaning Tbody and resetting it. Thank you all for all your help Have a great 4th!!! Trouble codes: 117 (Pedal travel signal inconsistant), 118 (Throttle valve signals inconsistant), 169 (Throttle valve system switched off).
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door locks VIN: 5UXFB33563
I recieved alot of good information from lots of responses, thank you all. jared from california the first to reply had a great method that i was successful preforming while doing very minimal damage. after removing the lock cylinder we could turn the lock unl...
2000 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4CW52K6Y
Thanks for all who responded 2 my problem, come 2 find out it was the bcm, as suggested bye a few of you guys. Looked at the wiring and imfo going in and out, and there it was. The bcm was not telling the pcm that everything was fixed and could turn on the a...
2000 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L battery light VIN: 1G6ET1291Y
Took everyones advice and installed oe alt. Vehicle worked for 2 days and came back with light back on. found red wire had no continuity so replaced wire also installed original alt plug back on. Ended up having to take plug apart and rework wires at alt conne...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Brake pedal VIN: 1GCGK24R2V
Hey guys thanks for all the replies. Took the truck to a shop that had a tech 2 scan tool. $240.00 later, no difference. This truck has never had a good pedal. We have an 2002 w/ 4 whl disc and hydro boost, completely different system. But low brake pedal. Che...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16R8X
Just wanted to thank you all for the responses, I decided to scope the crank sensor when it cranked over longer than it should and my pattern just broke up and then was ok. So I replaced the crank sensor and took some of your advise and replaced the cap and ro...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Communication VIN: 1C4GP64L1T
We have fixed the van. Thanks for all your help. What we did was replace the pcm and our problem was taken care of. Thanks again for all the help. Christopher
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Stall VIN: WD0PE74567
I checked over the wiring harness for problems in the injector areas of concern. Harness seemed ok. Cleaned up all the grounds and found some corrosion on a few of them. Vehicle has been running for over a week now with no problems. Thanks Again Mike Trouble codes: P2125 (Injector bank2), P2503 (1 circuit), P2504 (2 circuit), P2505 (3 circuit), P2506 (4 circuit), P2507 (5 circuit).
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTZR15V7Y
Thanks for all the replies, we over looked the easiest thing, putting a light to the radiator. when you do the engine job and see that the customer has had a new radiator in the truck you think you are in good shape. Hardly any light showed through the radiato...
2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L door locks VIN: JHMGD37677
Sorry, no solution yet. Nothing aftermarket found either. Grounds are clean. I don't think the customer wants to try replacing the lock actuator either. If anything changes I will let you know. Thanks again for all the replies.
2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L number 2 spark plug VIN: 5FNRL38759
Well I think Honda has some real issues coming into play here. I have now heard it is an oil ring issue and what they are doing reprogamming the pcm I have no idea and I think it is a cover. The same day I had a 2010 Accord with the same 3.5 come in and he wa...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPEU46F36
This one is going back to the auction. after rechecking some things, went back to basics and re ran a hot compression test. found one cylinder was loosing compression at operating temp. Not sure why, never seen that happen before in all my years. thanks for th... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X42
Well, unfortunately I am unable to post a fix at this time due to this employee is part time and is hard to coordinate a time to look at it. I will replace the intake gaskets and check EGR passages for restrictions. I will post an update and hopefully have a f... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected).
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L fuel mixture VIN: WMWMF33567
Ok suspicions confirmed. Timing chain rails excessively worn, valve cover (vent) bad, and for good measure we will be installing a new air mass meter. Boy what a great design. Had to explain to our customer his check engine light was going to cost a pile of...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2.4L Lighting VIN: JA3AJ66F44
After receiving more info from the body shop on what they repaired on vehicle found wire to dome light shorted to ground at the drivers side sun visor mount screw.Mitsus diagnostic plan for the etacs system sucks and lacks any real world scenario failures.In a...
1994 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2DN11W9R
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L lifter noise VIN: 5N1ED28462
Hey guys thanks for the feed back . Opened back up , rechecked all , replace lifters on left side with nissan lifters . Fixed the problem i guess that what i get for saving some time . Thanks again .
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L paint VIN: 1N4AL11D23
Thanks Fellow Tech's I did call " rust- oleum " there is a tech support # on every can, they told me about their Latex clear that could be used over this enamel paint after 72 hours, was past that time, did the 400 grit wet sand, But cut Quickly Through to t...
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 1G2WJ52K4X
thank you all for your help and keeping me in the right direction. The power to the pcm was the key, eventhough the ecm sense fuse (10amp) was goood, the number 20 posistion in the c1 connector to the ecm which should have been bat+ with key on was only gettin...
1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L abs VIN: YS3CL65M2P
Unfortunately our customer had other more pressing problems and has not returned for us to test for this problem. Based on the answers received, I will test the wheel speed sensors if repairing the DLC does not reveal anything else. Thank you for your help. ...
2004 Saturn L300-3 3.0L torque converter VIN: 1G8JL84R94
Thanks for the replies. We have not repaired this vehicle at this point. Customer is reviewing his options. We did go a little further with diagnosis by tapping into the control circuit side of the TCC solenoid. Grounding the solenoid had no effect on the surg...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSK69M04
Well what I ended up trying is direct power to the compressor and it still did not kick in, so it had to be the compressor that was bad. Customer declined the work and decided to get rid of the vehicle as a trade so I will never know for sure. Weird why vw w...
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