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2005 Acura TL 3.2L battery VIN: 19UUA662X5
Greetings from Kansas City, MO., where temps have been below freezing for 300 straight hours. (Not kidding). We have a 2005 Acura TL which left unstarted for 24 hours will drain battery. Current draw test after 45 min. is .25 amps (250ma). Soon after key off, ...
2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBABN73443
Cant find any info on code p1418 i think it sec air not sure can someone help. Thanks bob
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L valve cover VIN: WBAVC93547
i'm doing a valve cover gasket on an 07 bmw 328xi n52 after after getting the cover back in place the last bolt i went to install had an oblong spacer i've taken the bolts out one at a time but i can't spot the oblong hole i hate to pull the cover it was such ...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hidden Leak VIN: 1GYEK63N83
I told the customer that to save me time and him money, I'd like to block off the rear A/C unit and repeat pressurizing the system with shop air. [Yes, I know that using Nitrogen is the "proper" way, but at this point, his accumulator has already absorbed enou...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Fluid VIN: 1G6DP56755
Hello. I have a question for all of you transmission experts. We have an '05 Cadillac CTS in in our shop that has broken it's transmission cooler,and has caused the coolant and trans fluids to mix. Right now the trans fluid looks similar to milk. Customer sta...
1999 Chevrolet C3500 6.5L Ebcm 12476000 VIN: 1GBJC34F6X
Code co237- done the flow chart an the ebcm is bad dealer says discontinued with no revised unit to replace with. The ebcm [...] i also noticed that...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 5.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNET16P04
Truck Came In with Transmission code P740 & slipping issue. Install reman transmission from our local dealer Flush & refill with new GM Fluid,Truck drove great with no issue. 3 days later truck came back with all these codes:740,[...], all fuses are go...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Sunroof VIN: 1GNFK130X7
Sunroof stuck closed, will not operate in any way, cannot find sunroof in scan tool, has all other modules, checked fuses all ok, also tried to find sunroof in other modules no luck, any help would be great. Thanks
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AF5F52A
tested wiring check ok even tried relocting sensor Trouble codes: P0327
2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Motor Mounts VIN: 1B3ES26C52
Good morning Iatn members, scratching our heads on how to remove the right front motor mount on this Dodge Neon. Does anyone have a tip how to get this mount out? any help is much appreciated!
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Accessories VIN: 1D4GP24R94
Well got a hard one here . Intermitantly (very intermitantly ) THe blower and radio will stop working I got it to do it 1 time. when it was acting up I had no power to the radio and blower fuses, then As I was checking for power with my test light viola heard ...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L No Start VIN: WD0PE84527
Thank you for taking your time to read this... Any help is Greatly appreciated... Sprinter cranks Will not start. The Sprinter was left outside on a very cold night (10deg or less) I was told that it had been hard starting a few days prior under very cold cond... Trouble codes: 2270 (Glow plug control), 2137 (Glow plug 5), 2138 (Glow plugs 6), 2626 (Diesle particulate filter), 2843 (Ambiant temp sensor)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Vehicle came in with drivability issues. Scan showed P0171 & P0174 codes. Smoked engine and found bad upper intake gaskets. Replaced gaskets and re-smoked. No new smoke evident. Cleared codes and road tested. After 2 drive cycles P0171 & P0174 returned. The LT... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Air suspension VIN: 1GKDT13S33
We replaced the rear air bags about 2 months ago because they were leaking. About a month after replacing the air bags the rear bags will completely lose pressure at any temperature below freezing and will not re inflate until the vehicle is brought into the s...
2004 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L starts in 3rd VIN: 1GKET16S64
trucks starts out in 3rd gear and key wont come out of ignition. I will shift if u manually pull it down to shift it. this sounds like a eectrcial problem just wonderin if anyone has run into same problem. no cdes present as of now
1996 Isuzu NPR 3.9L Brake pedal VIN: JALC4B1K0T
First off let me say thanks up front. I need some help from you NPR guys and gals. This one has a low brake pedal and a vacuum warning light comes on. I can find no leaks in the system rear brake shoes are adjusted correctly (yes both adjusters on each wheel)....
2008 Land Rover LR2 SE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALFS24N48
Hello All, I removed intake to replace alternator drive pulley.Upon completion of job,check engine light was on indicating DTC P0108-00,MAP sensor high input. I replaced sensor and still had the same problem.Ohmed out the 3 wires to ECM and had 4 ohms each.B... Trouble codes: P1080
2006 Lincoln Zephyr 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3LNHM261X6
The problem is: At a stop engine running vehicle in gear, wants to lunge or creep, engine bogs down and vibrates vehicle. Let off brake and vehicle will creep about 5 miles per hour. Will creep up a steep hill. Change valve body and wire less throttle body. St... Trouble codes: P0506
1999 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17X6X
First, all data readings are at idle. Symptom is intermittent and will happen at idle and/or cruising. Customer complained of always running rough while cold, and now it runs rough with no power intermittently hot along with the rough cold idle. Related histor... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected), P0171 (System Too Lean B1), P0174 (System Too Lean B2), P0175 (System Too Rich B2)
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L long crank VIN: WDBRF40J85
Customer brought the vehicle in several weeks ago with engine light on and no drive ability complaints. We found lean faults & replaced the crankcase breather hoses under / on the side of the supercharger. In doing so the # 4 injector got damaged as it was EXT...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L trunk VIN: WDBUF87J66
Need some assistance from the Mercedes techs out there. This car came in for lights out in trunk lid. Another tech preformed a wiring repair. Two broken wires for the lights and one shielded wire that was damaged as well. The car came back with the complaint o...
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Piston VIN: WMWMM33549
Hi guys BMW and Coop Gods. I guess no one is safe from that dreaded piston defect that BMW is fighting. I can say that im familiar with BMW , did a lot of cylinder heads and timing chains, vanos and engine control. I also did a few 318s since 2002. But this is...
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Collision Repair VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
Hi Guys. Thanks in advance for your help. We have this xterra that was hit in the passange side front about a year ago. They brought it in for state inspection. The complaint is no horn/airbag light on. Scanned computor and got a 71 airbag code. Not much info ...
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GS64C61
Vehicle came in with check light on code p1416 Found front air check valve would not hold vacuum. Replaced valve and front o2 sensor. During testing bank one o2 will go to 0 volts and bank two to 30mv when air injection is cycled on with scanner. No vacuum lea... Trouble codes: P1416
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L conv. top VIN: WP0CA29991
Hey guys, have this 911 came in with top down and top indicator light on. Followed emergency closing procedures. Once i opened rear compartment top would work to point where rear compartment should close. I took apart electric motor for rear compartment and la...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L cruise contol VIN: JF1SF635X1
my wife 2001 forester has no cruise control operation. the switch on the dash light up when pressed on. i checked all the powers and ground all are good. the power from the cruise main switch to the module is not there unless i press and hold the switch, cruis...
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: JTDAT12361
2001 Toyota Echo that is always have a surging issue when cold only and last for about 1 to 2 minutes cold and about 30 seconds while sitting for about 1 to 2 hours late. Since the vehicle is surging it's hard to get an accurate readings from the Mass Airflow ...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L ignition VIN: YV1MS39077
This sets a ecm-3200 a ecm-3330 and a ecm-3502 It looks like some one has put on a new head or engine. It is a used car so I have no history. We have switched coils and it does not follow. I have checked the white-blu pin # 34 to ecm and wire is fine no corros...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUED64B91
2 new abs sensors- had to clean out bore in steering knuckle for them to slid in - reset computer All FIXED
2010 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Noise VIN: WAUFGAFB8A
Thank you all very much for replying. Phillip, you were right on. The crankcase pressure regulation valve, which is underneath the super charger, has a rubber diaphragm in it that was cracked creating that whistle (or belt noise as the customer described it)...
2001 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 1GCHG35R91
First I would like to thank everyone who responded it was very helpful. I had never encountered this type of problem as it turned out it was a combination of fix's. 1) PCM short 2) broken wires in the main harness over the motor. & last but not least the conn... Trouble codes: C0037 (Trans/abs code).
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L valves rockers VIN: 3GNDA23P56
found timing had jumped and broke rocker arms, and bent valves, dont know why it jumped but it was more cost effective to install used engine. thanks for all the replies.
2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L converter VIN: 2C3KA43R67
well i ended up puting a converter in this thing and flushing the crap out of it. The customer has had it for over 3 weeks and no issues so far. Glad to see this one gone! Thanks everone for the help!
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Transmission Relay VIN: 1B4HS28N21
What I found was the connector at the transmission was soaked with oil. I cleaned the connection, cleared the codes then test drove again. The problem never returned so I let the customer have the truck and was waiting to see if they had any more problems. The...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P33
icp sensor leaking oil on to connector causing intermittent concern
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, #4 injector signal VIN: 1FTPX14505
The problem was the spark plug. I trusted my friend when he told me that he had replaced the spark plug with a Genuine MotorCraft plug. I received a lot of info from the techs at IATN who explained that the injector was shutting down because of the ignition co... Trouble codes: P0354.
2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L oil pump VIN: 1FTSE34P57
I have decided to replace the engine, I really appreciate everyone recommendations. I researched it myself and confirmed that it was a roller bearing lifter. Thank you
2011 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU9D76B
Hello & thanks again to everyone who replied to my help request, Before removing the head I did a valve clearance check on the valves. I found a few to tight and one intake and one exhaust of #2 cyl. were at .002 and .003 respectfully. After pulling the head ... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl. two misfire).
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKRL18624
Thanks for all the responces. turn out that the upper gasket was installed incorrectly. Too much egr getting past gasket into cylinders 1 and 4. Trouble codes: P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305 (p1399-), P1399.
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Front Engine Pulley VIN: SAJHX6240V
Thanks to all who replied to this help request. We released the car to the customer before I was able to do more than check a few things. The engine ran perfectly despite the regular sparking off the front pulley. There was definitely no mechanical interfer...
1972 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Rear Brakes VIN: HLS3091204
All replies had helpful tips, Alyhough a few did not understand how this system works. So the fix; I took everything apart, cleaned and lubed, and filed the extra paint out of the holes where the adjuster arm goes. Put it back together and viola', problem solv...
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 5.7L Steering wheel VIN: 1C6RR7GT8E
Thanks to all you techs for your input, greatly appreciated. So far, we haven't been able to isolate the cause of the vibration. We are currently waiting for a rep. before we go any further, as this vehicle is still covered under warranty. Sorry for the delay...
1987 Toyota Pickup 2.4L no shift VIN: JT5RN75UXH
Thanks to all that replied except for one, Those kind of people are just out there. Gary from California and John from Alabama were right on with the TPS. No code output. Customer had put in a new TPS and installed it incorrectly. He may have had a bad TPS to ...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L fans run constant VIN: 3VWPG71K36
Thank you all for taking the time to reply..found the wire from the pcm to the fan to be corroded about 10 inches from the pcm inside the wire harness. repaired wire, fans are working properly now. Trouble codes: P0480 (cooling fan 1 ckt).
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