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1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3G4AG55N0P
Hello iATN members, this one came in with a complaint that the engine lopes/surges only when the car is put into park. After test driving, the engine runs fine until i get back to the shop and shift into park, then begins to surge but does catch up starts to i...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Oil Leak VIN: 2G1WT58K68
This car came in and I replaced the steering rack and I noticed a oil leak at what I believed to be oil filter adaptor witch I replaced. Its still leaking oil. I had one of these last year I replaced the oil filter adaptor the oil pan gasket and the front cran...
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2005 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HW28N85
Hi and thanks in advance. This truck came in with a complaint of a vicious down shift. The customer took it to his buddy who promptly erased the code before I got it. After several test drives and duplicating the problem I was finally able to set a transmissio...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Ford Tech please help! Brief history: Vehicle was repaired at another shop for engine noise. Had to return vehicle multiple times to solve engine noise problem. Customer had to threaten legal action to get repairs completed at no further cost after multiple i... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean), P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled)
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2007 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMYU94107
Customer complaint of slippage under normal accel then O/D off lt comes on. Scanned computer and a P0732 for gear 2 incorrect ratio. Checked wiring plugs, fluid condition and for any leaks. All looked good. On road test you can feel the no shift to 2nd and the...
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L engine VIN: 1LNHM87A45
WE check it and water pump was leaking and system was low,we replaced pump and cust picked up car but returned in a day with same concern, we had vacuum system down to fill it and it has heat! We bleed system as per proper procedure but do not seem to get a st...
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2006 Mercury Mountaineer Premier 4.6L Misfire VIN: 4M2EU38876
This came to me with a misfire in cylinder 8 (driver side rear). I pulled the coil and found about an inch of liquid it the spark plug tube. I could not tell if it was water or coolant (dipped a paper towel in and it came out pretty clear). I blew out the mois...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi 3.8L epc pressure VIN: 1G2HZ54101
This 4t65e is causing me to pull my hair out! There are no codes, Trans shifts hard in all gears unless manually shifted, replaced pcm which fixed it for a few miles then back to the same problem. Unhooked batt for a couple hrs and the epc amperage was normal ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L94
First came in running poor with multiple codes. Other tech found bad breather filter replaced it, runs good. Now came back with humming noise complaint and mil on again with lean codes. No vacuum leaks. 60 psi of fuel pressure. Found noisey fuel transfer pump ... Trouble codes: 17536 (B1 mixture adaptation mult stystem too lean upper limmit exceed), 17538 (Bank 2 mixture adaption system too lean)
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L engine VIN: 5UXFA13584
Thanks for the comments everyone. This one is fixed. First off, a couple more items of info. There were three cylinders that had valves that were leaking during compression test and the car actually has 172k miles on it. During disassembly (the second tim...
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Mil Lamp VIN: 1G1ZT58N27
Hello iATN techs, All the helpful responses are appreciated. Special thanks to Craig [...] for his input. This vehicle is a student's only transportation; we could only have the car for an hour or two at any time. I apologize for the long response time but h...
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L Surge VIN: 1G1PC5SH0B
hey guys thanks for all of your input I found the problem with this vehicle it turned out to be a internal transmission problem and thanks for everything.
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2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP49Y33
thanks for all the help guys after using scanner checked pids for fan control could not turn on high speed fan control but was able to turn on low speed found that new fan control module was shorted replaced with new fan control module and problem was resolved
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2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cluster & Alt VIN: 1FDAF56P27
Took the info and applied it and ass for now everything seems to be working good. No other issues as of yet. I did do a retest on the cluster and the tach still jumps at 2000 rpm intervals when selecting the 500 setting. Not sure why it's doing that but the re...
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2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start
Thanks to all who took time to reply. My main question was can you put a used pcm in these and the answer is yes. I could not get communication with either the original or used pcm. You cannot program the used pcm if you cannot communicate with it. I ran a se...
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