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2004 Acura TL 3.2L radio and CD player
Hello, guys. I have a problem that really confused me. this Acura TL 2004, when I turn the key to position one, radio is working good, but if I turn the key to position two or start the car, the radio will shut off and can't be turn on again until I cycle the ...
1986 BMW 325es 2.7L Clutch release bearing
I am in the process of putting a new clutch in this 86 325es and I got a complete clutch kit from Sachs. The problem is with the release bearing. It fits sloppy on the input shaft as compared to the one we took off. When I measure the inside diameter, the old ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GCEK19R0W
working on my personal truck at home,missfire at idle,driving seems fine,i have a good parts truck,changed plugs wires,cap,injector asy.,un hooked o2 sensors.compression is 140lbs,60-70 running,have injector pulse,now have a vacuum leak at top of intake around... Trouble codes: P0306
2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55E7Y
Simple Friday job gone wrong. Vehicle brought in for coolant leak. Started fine and ran ok when brought in. After repair vehicle would only start and run with vacuum hose removed off of intake or light accel. pedal opening. Rechecked all connections and previo... Trouble codes: 405 (EGR cicuit low)
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L speedometer VIN: 3C3JY55X26
Using witech reflashed computer.speedometer is not working. I have changed tire size multiple times.tried restore vehicle config. under vehicle configurations and in TIPMCGW. Tried disconnecting battery for 30min. still not working
2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Stall VIN: 1D8GUE8698
Random Stall at idle only. No codes What should readings on the APP sensors be?
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU24E3W
Hello Fellow Techs This is my first post to iATN since I just recently subscribed. I need help so badly. I have this 1998 Ford Explorer 4.0L vin E AT 4WD no start. There is no spark or injector pulse. The scanner does not report cranking rpm more than for seve...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Theft System VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
Hi Im Trying to Find the Pats Module for the theft System. Ive Looked behind radio, glove Box, Instrument Cluster. I Cant Locate it. Cant find Location on Alldata Either. I Just need the Location Thanks!
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Locked in idle mode VIN: 1FTRF3BT2C
Hello all. As you can see from the repair history, this truck has been a nightmare. Just to be clear... this is a particulrly unusual matter. I am helping the owner of the truck with his case. He has an attorney working to possibly persue a lemon law judgement... Trouble codes: P207F
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Pump pulley VIN: KMHDN46D54
This wasn't my job, but I'm curious. This Elantra came in with power steering pump pulley locking up, mostly when turned to full stop, but sometimes before it hits stop. The belt then squeals as it rides over frozen pulley. This was original complaint. Subsequ...
2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4L engine VIN: KMHEC4A47D
is there a reset procedure after replacing an engine an reinstalling hybrid battery fuse? all went together well. I didnt know if there was a reinitializing procedure.
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L abs VIN: JTEGD21A02
to all toyota techs out there. got this highlander that cannot be driven past 25mph. the brakes lock up as if the vehicle is skidding. feels like it's the front left wheel that's locking up and the skid sign appears on the dash.has codes:- C0205 - front left s...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Drivers Seat VIN: 19UUA56853
Your not going to f**king believe this... I had the wiring connectors going to the back seat/recline motor in the wrong position. On the side of the seat, the wiring harness has 3 connectors. 2 connectors go the the button switch for forward/back, front up/d...
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Power Steering VIN: WBABW33454
The o-ring was a good tip, however we replaced the o-ring numerous times to no avail. We are going to refund the customer and refer to dealer at this point. We suspect that like most BMW's systems, that every component in the system needs to be new in order fo...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Michael from Indiana is the winner on this one. Very correct that clearing codes will NOT clear the learned value for the cam sensor. You must either use the ford IDS to clear KAM or disconnect the battery to power the PCM down completely. My original positio... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean), P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled).
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L fuel guage VIN: 1FTPW14V68
Finally got truck on the lift and was left alone with it. Went old school on it thinking open was empty, ground would read full and test light in connector would read half. Traced out wiring and came to two connectors on outside of frame under driver's door....
2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Transmission VIN: 2HGFA165X9
Happy Spring everybody well the fix here was to call our supplier and have them send us another transmission we installed it and everything is fine now Did not want to compromise the warranty by disassembling the used unit Everyone who responded pretty much ha...
2006 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJE72386
Im closing this due to time limitations.First off I want to thank everyone who responded,although some of the responses made me regret ever asking for help.I have been a professional technician for a few decades and am very familiar with fuel trims,freeze fr... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S05
The throttle was examined for looseness or damage: OK. The throttle plate and bore were cleaned. The car was road tested: P1681-00 returned in less than a mile when stopped for a light. Next, the engine computer was updated to the newest software using the...
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