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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Rear Camber VIN: WBAFB3347Y
Hoping someone can offer diagnostic / repair advise here: Can't achieve less than -2.8 degree camber on right rear through adjustment. Spec. is -1.8 and left rear is -1.8 This one has rear air springs. Ride height is correct and even. No detectable play in bu...
2003 BMW 325i 2.5L no ac compressor VIN: WBAEV33473
Thank you all who take time to read this. well I have this BMW that wont turn on the ac compressor. I have no power at the ac compressor. I located the relay, but have no signal to the relay, in order to close contacts. I can supply battery voltage to the ac c...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L charging system VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Hi all and thank you in advance for your help. It's like this car got hit by lightning. Upon fixing the no crank issue, I took it out for a 50 mile test drive. I noticed the message center said 11.9 volts with no battery light present. I thought maybe it neede...
1999 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ18C0X
hello fellow techs, i have this tracker with no spark or injector pulse. i just installed a used engine after truck had been sitting for 3 months and now engine will not start i have no injector pulse,or spark. i checked all the power and grounds at pcm,i chec...
2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Shifter lever
The shifter lever will come out of park when car is running and the brake pedal IS NOT pushed. I switched horn and shift lock relays with no luck. Took console out and shift lock solenoid not working when brake pedal is pushed and key on. Replaced with new sol...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ZT51F86
i have a 2006 chevy malibu came in on hook, customer complaint lack of power and noise pulled in parking lot shut down vehicle and has not run since. I'v got spark, fuel,injector pulse, compression. plugs are always fuel fouled. occasionally will fire for abou...
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L SRS module VIN: 1GNEV23D49
Using TIS2WEB the SRS module will receive software but once the setup process in entered though [...] or the Tech2 the module wil not communicate. Both of the Tech2 options try to communicate on pin 2 of the DLC. (There is no pin 2 in the DLC.) I have tri...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Front brakes lock up VIN: 1B4HS28N4Y
Thanks to all for the help. We had this vehicle come in about 2 months ago with the back brakes locking up under medium braking,Found the rear brake drums were warpped we replaced them with new ones machined them and all was good. Had also replaced right front...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L high idle speed VIN: 2C3HH46R11
this dodge was brought in for high idle,no codes.checked throttle plate,and cleaned.throttle goes to stop,not problem with throttle or cruise cable. cannot find any vacuum leaks.unable to change speed with ais in scanner. changed iac,dissconnected battery,no h...
2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L alternator/timing cover
hum dinger. our cab came in. well maintained but 500,000km on it. we put a new alternator a while ago, like last year. now its in and the alternator broke off. the ears of the timing cover and the bolt that hold it onto the engine is broken too! I am putting i...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L cluster VIN: 1B7HL38N92
vehicle came in with cluster gauges inop and no bus. codes-cluster-920 no speed message from pcm.921 no pulse message from pcm skim-pcm status failure. serial link failure pcm-p1686 no sentry key immobilizer module bus message body-engine controller messages n...
2004 Dodge Stratus SE 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1B3EL36T54
This stratus has me stumped. I have a random misfire on cylinders 5 and 6. The car will start and idle all day with out a single misfire. As soon as you start going down the road either 5 or 6 start missing. Sometimes they both miss sometimes its one or the ot... Trouble codes: P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (testing and results)
2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L Blend door rear a/c VIN: 2D4FV48V05
We have this car in our shop for a/c repair. It came in 8 oz low on refrigerant which when recharged made a difference in the vent temp. However the rear console is hot/warm all the time. There are no separate controls for the console air. I need some help is ...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1D7HE42J86
We had the truck come in with transmission concern. Customer states the transmission over temp light will come on when driving and when it does the transmission will shift harder. We verified the problem and monitored the trans. fluid when driving. It is a ve...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D8HN44H38
Has intermitent code and light, currently stored, checked for misfire, bad o2 and and exhaust leaks. everything checks fine. Trouble codes: P2096
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L VCT system VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Have OBD code P1381 after having already replaced the VCT solenoid within the past 10k miles. Already replaced the engine oil and filter in past 100 miles and reset the OBD / fault code. Same code P1381 comes right back. With a new VCT solenoid and the fresh ...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electronics VIN: 3FTNW21F42
Ok, i need some help,usually helping others,but i am getting stumped on this one.This truck came in on a hook,no crank.charged batteries and replaced both.Truck would crank but not start,no scan data,or dtc's.installed a 104 pin breakout box,tested PCM,had gro...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuse 29 starter VIN: 1FMZU63K03
truck came in with no start. no power to exciter wire at starter. no power to startter relay on coil side. no power to fuse 29 in the inside fuse block under dash. i did however have power on red wire out of ignition switch at the fuse block. confirmed that fu...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Brakes VIN: 1FTPX14545
Installed New Brake Pads and New Rotors. Brake Are Soft and When Pressure Is Applied Steady The Pedal Goes To Floor. Bleed Brakes and No Change. Installed New Master Cylinder Thinking We Messed It Up. Bleed No Change. Bleed Brake With Snap On Scanner. No Chang...
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L abs VIN: 1FMYU95H85
Hi IATN members. I think I have trouble. Yesterday we did brake job on this car, everything went smooth to changing rotors and pads. I never pay attention it was a Hybrid car. After my worker finished job, he test drived car and told me brake pedal is hard to ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1FTSE34L96
This is a comercial vehicle has a lot of highway use, the problem is the vehicle will start and run fine no codes, runs smooth for having 400,000+ miles. It stars and runs but as soon as it get hot and you shut it off, in order to get it started you have to ho...
2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP3FN5A
Hi there everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 2010 Ford Focus in and I am not sure what to do with it. The vehicle came in for idle concerns and once it would not go over 20 mph. I have not been able to duplicate any problems with a lack of power. I n...
2003 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L compressor VIN: 5FNRL180UX
Hi fellows techs, I definitely need your feedback on this one, this minivan air conditioner stops cooling when outside temperature raises close to or above 100 farenheit, vehicle can be let idle or driven at early morning 70 or 80 it will work fine, customer s...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96625
Hey Honda guys, need some help. Car came in 2 weeks ago with mil on. Scanned for codes & got p0420. Replaced both cats, sensors 1,2,&3($2500.00). Now after good test drive we set codes p0143, & p1130. after performing the very basic pinpoint test, they say to ... Trouble codes: P0143, P1130
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L head VIN: JHLRD78586
This crv came in after over heating twice just wondering what the odds are that we will have to replace the head, or are these things bullet proof. It is the v-tec 2.4. thanks for your input.
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L All Electrical Circuits VIN: 5NPEU46C96
Car came in with no start problem. Customer stated he drove to store, went in and when he returned to car it would not start. He had no power anywhere, no interior lights, dash lights, nothing. Just as if battery was disconnected. We verified problem, tested b...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L ac system VIN: JNKCA21D0T
used to blow cold...was low on freon...was charged and leak at evap seals found...replaced and syill would not get cold but leak replace compressor, evap and condenser units and reciever drier...still wont get below 63 degs... vehicle came to me...
2007 Infiniti M35 Sport 3.5L No Start, no crank VIN: JNKAY01E57
customer complains of intermittent no crank. he has some health issues and is afraid to use car, and I cant duplicate the problem or get codes to reset. codes are a possibility of someone shifting the car while trying to start? this is a push button start car.... Trouble codes: P0615, P1815
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L transmission VIN: 1J4HR58N76
after 20 min. hot soak, start car put it in drive start moving then a bang noise and check engine light on. check for codes. p0700 trans control sys. and p0876 ud pressure switch rationality. I drove car today and could not duplicate problem. before I preform ...
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L vaccum VIN: 1LNLMB1W4R
I have 1994 lincoln the ac intermittently switches from blowing out of vents to defrost when throttle is open are under load . I check r replaced hoses up to control head check reservoir check valve vaccum manifold . Works fine at idle , i connected vaccum gau...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE (Car) 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBGA32E9P
I have this 300se with idle trouble. I have replace the throttle valve with a rebuilt unit from BBA reman.It has been back to them twice and the last time they sent a different unit but I still cant get a idle.At first the engine would surge up and down at idl... Trouble codes: 048 (Potentiometer m16/1r1)
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC74H83
replaced plugs and wire/ valve cover gaskets due to oil contamination engine misfires around 2500 rpm. I can tap on MAF and stall engine scoped MAF can see a "ripple" in waveform at 2500 rpm when engine missfires replaced MAF new one does same exact thing vacu... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55M9T
Howdy Y'all! Got a messy one here 1996 Ciera 3.1 sets code p0336. When monitoring the 24x signal on scanner it is very erratic. Another shop put on the rear crank sensor and it was still bucking and surging. We put on the front crank sensor and NOW IT RUNS SMO... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor a 18/24 signal), P1673 (Engine hot lamp circuit)
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.8L A/C controls VIN: 1G3WS52K8W
Hey Guys, this vehicle blows hot on the pass side all the time. Drivers side adjusts like it's supposed to. Checked A/C charge and it is fine. Scanned for codes and found BO365, BO367, and BO446 which is motor 2 feedback short, motor 2 feedback open and right ...
2000 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L inst. cluster VIN: 1P3EJ46X0Y
Vehicle came in with inop. inst. cluster . Scanner had no communication on ccd bus, only obd2 comm. (vehicle runs when problem occurs). Cools down in shop over night everything works, sits outside in sun ccd bus goes inop, when ccd bus was up had a p1695 code ...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Torque conv. Clutch VIN: YS3DF58N9W
Looking for Saab transmission help. Code P0741=Torque Convertor Clutch (TCC) Circuit, Performance or Stuck Off (New Torque converter, TCC solenoid valve and Control unit) Hello Saab Tech!! We have this Saab with "Check Engine" and "Check Gearbox" warning lam...
2007 Saturn Vue 2.2L Cooling fan VIN: 5GZCZ33D27
Hi everyone, i have a 2007 Saturn Vue with a 2.2L. It keeps setting a P0480 - low speed fan control circuit fault. Orginally tested command from pcm with 2 different scan tools, and could not contol low speed but could control high. Also did not have and conti...
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L skid control VIN: JT3HN86R42
hey guys, working on a 02 4-runner sr5... going down the road, the traction control light starts flashing, it starts pulsating the brakes by itself... you have to let off the gas and wait, and eventually it straightens up till the next go around... it is inter...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46KX7
2 weeks ago complaint was intermittant no cool with a/c on. Diagnosed voltage at flow valve in compressor. Replaced compressor w/ new Denso. All was well until today. Compressor is being commanded on, varified by Snap on Verdict. Voltage (12.00v) at flow contr...
2008 Volkswagen Eos VR6 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDB71F28
car comes in with check engine light on and poor idle complaint. I pulled 2 codes P0171 and P0174 02 B1 @ B2 Lean. I checked for a vacuum leak with the smoke machine. leak was found to be in the crankcase. With the engine running it is almost impossible to pul... Trouble codes: P0171 (02 B1 Lean), P0174 (02 B2 Lean)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L wipers VIN: WBADT63431
ok this one is fixed thank you all for all of your advise, perry got it,it was the gm3 module(body control module)I replaced that and the wiper relay just to be safe and it was cheap enough to justify. also a special thanks to Robert from auto solution for hel...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L no crank VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Hi everyone. Thanks to all for all your prompt responses. The issue of no crank was corrected by installing a new starter. I'd like to send a special thanks to Juan [...] Cadillac for your extra help on this issue. Unfortunately, now I have another ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEK19R7V
Thanks everyone that responded, after reading everyones input and talking to comp (the cam manufacture) we decided to get the computer tuned. We have sent it off but have not gotten it back yet so we can update you once it gets back. Thanks again!
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L tire pressure monitor VIN: 1G1ZH57B29
thanks to all that replied... i did use O.E. parts..but anyway i went to a freinds shop and he had a bartech...but couldnt get the relearn process to i used to solus to start relearn,unplugged it...and with the bartech..went to each tire and horn wou...
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L Brake Lights,Turn Signals,Hazards,Starter VIN: 1B4HS38N92
2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C13
Well this one is fixed, I used NAPA parts, but have never had problems in the past with them, I couldn't get the car to act up long enough to diagnose it. But then while driving it stalled again, and I was able to determine that when I pulled on the main engi... Trouble codes: P0339 (Crank Int), P0344 (Cam Int).
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L radio & blower VIN: WD0PD64426
Customer is still out of town and iatn wants this closed (kind of lame that they wont let you add info during the process and pressure these to be closed) so I will figure it out when the vehicle returns...thanks for everyone's input
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L 4th speed overdrive VIN: 1FAFP6538W
Have replaced the auto transmission range sensor (cost of around $27.00) and no more problems with the transmission 'hunting' for the correct overdrive. Thanks to all members who offered help!
2005 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1FDXW46P15
Ok guys, we got into the dash and found a huge mess. There were at least 20 wires that had been cut and several other things that didn't work. This is a landscaping/snow plow and they have a mechanic that works on it. We ran a wire, from an ignition power (one...
2006 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L cooling system VIN: 2FMZA52236
well I believe ive fixed the problem ive been down the interstate 3 times and all is well it was the computer plug I unplugged it and it was wet blew it out and done the service bulliten to help keep it from happening again thanks for all the help I would have...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMCU0D79A
Thanks fellas for your help, I never thought to check the high side pressure, it was at 330 psi, aparrently the owner tried to charge it him self with one of those do it your self kits and didnt say any thing, but do they ever? The compressor was difficult to ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L dual coolant valve VIN: SAJEA01U43
Hi guys I am calling this fixed as many of you said the circit bord in the control head was birnt I was able to patch some wire in to make the ground circit work at the valve. Just like you guys also said the valve was bad and the reson the bord was birn. I di...
1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.2L Hard Start Cold VIN: 2BCCV8125J
I told y'all this was a strange one. Thank you for your replies and the couple of suggestions that I had not already done, I tried.I Value your opinions very much. The fix was a new wiring harness. I built a stand alone harness from the ignition module to the ...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22573
Thanks to everyone, we were able to repair this vehicle without just throwing parts at it. Most everyone hit the problem on the head, a break in the cold air induction after the MAF. The problem was very hard to see, as all the breaks were on the bottom of the... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multiple cylinders misfire detected), P0134 (heated oxygen sensor 1 bank 1 no activity).
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L A/C Compressor VIN: WDBJF65J21
Thanks Y'all for all the help! I dunno if I would have found it on my own. A/c cools great now and that sensor reads about 69 degrees not 142 +. Sorry about all the yelling. That's just my way of getting to the point at least what I think is the important qu...
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L Ride control? VIN: WDBSK71F27
Sorry for the late response, the customer wont let go of the vehicle to give us a second crack at it, untill she does I have only these helpful post to share with you, when we get it back in and get it solved I will update the post.Thanks Mike Marc-Andre from...
2001 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L Stall VIN: 4M2ZV12T01
2005 Nissan X-Trail SE 2.5L pass window VIN: JN8BT08V35
Sorry everyone for the slow response... thanks for all your suggestions...turned out to be the switch again...put in a new switch and that was it.
1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L Blower Motor VIN: SCAZN02A9K
Ordered a CD manual from EBay and it was a wealth of info. Talked to some arrogant AH in California that told me to pack it up cause I wasn't qulified to work on RR. In the mean time, I disconnected battery and after a week, reconnected it after taking dash be...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Drivers Side Door VIN: YS3FD49Y47
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Clutch VIN: 5GZCZ23D13
I Am Closing This But Have Not Fixed It. I Removed Tranny Again And Replaced New Aftermarket Slave Cyl. With An OEM Saturn Cyl. Same Issue. Grinds 2nd & 3rd. So I Replace Master Cylinder As Some Suggested. Same Issue. Again I Bleed And Bleed Thinking Air In...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Turbocharger VIN: 4S3BL68635
Thank you for all the ideas on this turbo car. The car lot has the car back so we haven't got a chance to remove the oil pan or get the turbo lines off. I'll let you know what we find when it shows back up.
1996 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4TAVL52N3T
Sorry I had forgotten to close this add(4th of july), based on the replies I check my power,ground and continuity on return signal I also noticed maf signal fluctuating at koeo so I went and replaced maf sensor with dealer part the one that had on it was afte...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Everything on circuit #15 VIN: 3VWSG71K97
Most of the replies I received and people Iíve talked to suggest the problem may be in the power relay for circuit 15 so I decided to start over and retrace my steps. On the bench the relay again responded with an audible click when powered up thus I assumed ...
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) S 2.5L compressor? VIN: WVWDA71K58
Sorry for the late response, and thank you to all who responded. We measured the amp draw at the compressor frequency valve on the compressor and found the specified current in VAGCOM was the same as what we found. Based on the conclusion that the compress...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Driveshaft VIN: YV1CZ91H14
had 2 good replays to check fluid level and motor mount alignment, ok. also web searches stated to inspect for rust between bevel gear and transmission (none found)as may have stripped sleeve. we replaced drive line assembly and road tested ok
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