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2003 Aston Martin DB7 GTA 6.0L Mechanical VIN: SCFAB42333
hi every body out there, I have this car for miss firing sylender #3 , but no reference in all data and Michel . any body can help me with firing order. thank you every one. jerry
2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E16
Thanks for your time! Codes P0011 and P0016 won't go away. I have replaced the back timing case and valve timing actuator set along with chain and tensioner. The back timing case seal ring lands wore through and actuator was heavily scored inside the interface... Trouble codes: P0011 (retard set point not set), P0016 (cam / crank corelation)
2005 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Steering VIN: 4USBT535X5
The steering is to hard to move both sides, change complete column with electric motor and steering bar. The same problem HARD. The zero angle position is OK but the torque signal is all time 0Nm no change when move the steering. I check all wires and are OK O...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Pedal VIN: 4USFE83587
Aloha techs vehicke came in with a hard brake pedal, my first thought was booster or vacuum supply, we seem to be getting plenty of vac. Check valve appears to be ok when i am test driving at normal speeds pedal seems ok but as you come to a stop it feels li...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Engine VIN: 5UXZV4C52B
2011 BMW X5 WITH THE N55 ENGINE. Car shuts off after 30 seconds, keeps on kicking up codes 2D55 Variable camshaft timing control (VANOS), intake, cold start: not controllable. 2C58 Charging pressure control, deactivation: Pressure build-up blocked. Originally...
1997 Chevrolet C2500 5.0L a/c VIN: 1GCFC24M8V
this is for the chevy techs; i want to thankyou for taking your time and give a hint as to where to look for a problem. So this customer brings this truck with no a/c and saw that new compressor is installed along with drier. So i have charged the system with ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC14W52
truck came in with dead miss on cylinder 1,3&5 pulled distributor cap and found corrosion inside distributor. replaced and narrowed down to cylinder 1 & 5. both cylinders have 150 lbs of compression, have spark out to cylinder, pulled upper intake no fuel leak...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport LS 3.5L low oil pressure VIN: 1GCDS19685
Once the engine reaches operating temperature the red oil pressure light comes on, on the instrument panel and the warning buzzer sounds. Looked up and found a TSB in regards to quick stops and sudden turns causing a momentary low oil pressure condition, but t...
1996 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3C3EL55H4T
car came in with EGR monitor not reset which resulted in failed emissions, all other monitors are reset. we have replaced egr valve, cleaned all passages. the valve works fine with scan tool function test. cleared ecm and cleaned all grounds. still has not res...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L compression VIN: 3C8FY78G93
I have a problem, hoping for some help. This PT was purchased with a bad headgasket, I don't think it was even running. Customer had a junkyard shop replace the gasket, and he says the head was checked out. Did not run properly after this, I come into the pict...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Stall VIN: 3C8FY78G73
Thanks for help in advance! have a turbo pt cruiser here that stalls at idle(only in gear)restarts with no issue. At first we thought happened randomly but came to notice only likes to stall in gear no throttle when a/c is turned on or p/s switch switches to h... Trouble codes: P0700, P1790 (Fault after shift), P0734 (Gear ratio error in 4th)
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L Shift pattern VIN: 3D7KS28C75
Truck is randomly shifting from one gear to another or feels like it was put in neutral. letting up on throttle resets the gear to what it should be for the rpm. After accelerating again it may or may not shift out of range. I am not a transmission tech, but i...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L rotors VIN: 3D4GG57V39
this vehicle came to me about 1yr ago for brake pulsation. customer said they'd(the customer's husband) replaced the front pads and rotors with aftermarket stuff, it had the same problem the very next day with pulsation braking. then they replaced them again a...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FTCR10X7T
Finally asking a question! Thanks everyone in advance for taking time from your problems to help me with mine. I just kind of inherited this Ranger after everyone got sick of throwing parts at it, and I'm quite honestly stumped. There is no speedometer opera...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, No scanner comm VIN: 1FTDX1862V
start trk let idle after a few min it will hicup turn check engine lite on emissions will raise like open loop had scanner hooked up graphing all pids doing fine then it gets stuck on stupid and loss of comm with scanner cel on after a few min it clears up on ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Hey everyone have this windstar here that is driving me crazy. I have never run into this type of vibration on one of these motors and I work on a lot of these. I have pulled intake to repair coolant leak, coolant was getting into oil. I have check the front c...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L pressure?? VIN: 1FMYU02171
cust brought vehicle in for noise and pulsation. our lead master tech found runout in frt rotors and noise from rear shoes. he replaced frt pads,cut rotors, replaced rear shoes and cut drums and that is when the problem began. vehicle now had a low spongy peda...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Injector VIN: 1FTNX20F22
Hello Iatn members, looking for some help on this one, I have not done a lot of work on diesels. This engine smokes a lot when started (gray/white smoke), and can feel it has misfire. after driving for a few miles the smoke stops and runs smooth. when cylinder...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L 1 - 2 shift VIN: 1FMDU75K33
Transmission totally rebuilt. New clutches, steels, bands, seals. Servo bores machined, bushed and cross drilled. 1st, 3rd, 4th and reverse work perfectly. No 2nd or 5th. New servo piston installed. New Valve body installed. New solenoid pack installed. Still...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14507
This truck runs great and doesn't have the cam phaser tick noise which seems common for the 5.4s, but after getting it warm and coming to a stop, sometimes the engine will start to rattle and run rough, usually stalling out. If it doesn't stall, you can raise ...
2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L not turning clutch on VIN: 3FAHP07138
Hello all, I need a little help. I got this car from a sales lot who got from auction. A/C not working and traction off light is on in dash. I check for codes and found P0645 in Pcm. A/C compressor clutch was not turning on, found someone had probed where the ...
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT8W3DT0B
This truck will shut off while towing a toy hauler. I cannot get it to act up with me. I have not had any dealing with these 6.7's. The fellow is passing through headed north. The last time it acted up was 112 miles ago. When pulling a slight grade is usually ... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel System Leak Detected)
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GTEC19W2V
A Tranny service was done with tune-up. The tranny filter was changed, after tune up was done truck may have been started with no tranny fluid added. The truck ran for approxamatly a minute. Cold it was fine and shifts fine hot and cold but it has a whine or a...
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L long crank time VIN: 1GKER33798
hey fellow techs customer complains every time she adds gas to the tank the car has a hard time starting. does not matter what amount of gas, this is the only time it has long crank time Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p0442-), P0442 (Po476-), P0476, P0700 (testing and results)
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Obd2 VIN: 1HGCD5631V
Customer came in for nysi , i check the montiors all not set road test them got them to set hook up the state machine shut off car and restart run thur the machine fail for all the montiors not set. Once you shut car off all montiors go back . Check all fuses....
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRE48527
Checked and cleared code P0341. This code only sets after an overnight sit and sets within a minute. Do not feel any drive-ability issues. Seems much like an Acadia recently that turned out to be a stretched timing chain. Your thoughts on where to head diagnos... Trouble codes: P0341
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L backfire destroys in VIN: 1J4GL58K22
we are getting ready to install a new intake.will not be able to test much until intake is installed.all work has been done at another shop.hope someone has run into this problem before.any imput may be helpful.we dont understand why it backfires before engine... Trouble codes: P0031, P0132, P1281
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJF72497
The car had a blown head gasket we replaced the head because it had a crack cylinder head on number 2,we got the new head and noticed that the tread for the timing belt tensioner was bigger so we got a new tensioner that fit it, installed head and timed engine... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake over advance bank 1)
2001 Lexus GS430 4.3L no crank VIN: JT8BL69S41
I have this lexus that keeps blowing the am2 fuse every time the key is turned to the run position. I checked the wiring diagrams and the coils, noise filters, starter relay, ecm and park/nuetral switch are all I can see on the circ. I unplugged all coils, bot...
2000 Mazda B3000 Troy Lee 3.0L No Start VIN: 4F4YR16V7Y
have no spark and noticed source voltage at all 4 wires at coil tower, red wire should only have power Trouble codes: P0320
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVHP80D34
Hey guys. This Mazda was towed in would not come out of park. Found shift interlock cable frozen in sheath.Replaced complete cable and car left operating correctly. Towed back within a day with same complaint.Me having taken a day off work another technician l...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L brakes VIN: 4JGAB57E04
After above repairs, have low, soft pedal. P1925 comes up in the ELC GR SLCT EWM210 module when I scan computer. I can find no info on this in Mitchell or Google or here. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L radio VIN: WDBWK56F66
MB tech's i need help.. we have in an 2006 slk 350 that we repaired an srs code .. and the second item of customers complaint is the radio.. when you start the car the radio works perfect.. after 30 seconds the screen says low voltage and the shuts off. we hav...
2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L hard start VIN: WMWSU3C53B
Need some assistance from the mini techs. This cooper came in for cooling fans running after engine was shut off for extended time. And running rough, hard start, cel on. Codes were p15e9 and 275 fuel level sensor, 2f8e engine switch of time plausibility. Repl...
2012 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Pedal VIN: WMWSV3C55C
Customer is complaining of a very touchy brake pedal! I have drove the car a few times and the pedal is a little touchy compared to other vehicles but nothing extreme and feels like a normal mini to me. This is a newer mini to her and also an automatic, she ca...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Stall VIN: 1G3GR62C9T
I need a real G.M. genius on this one. There is no input shaft speed signal on this vehicle, most likely needs the sensor in the trans which is of course a major operation. My main question is does anybody know if this sensor not giving the P.C.M. input will c... Trouble codes: P0717 (No/Low Input/ Turbine Speed Sensor Signal), P1645 (Boost EVAP or Torque Covertor Clutch Enable Circuit)
2006 Porsche Boxster S 3.2L power windows VIN: WP0CB29826
Good afternoon Porsche techs everywhere.This Porsche has just been taken out of winter storage. He plugged in the battery and tried the windows. they will go down automatically but not up.I tried the initialization process I know,hold button in down position f...
2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L Power steering and dash guages VIN: 5GZCZ53454
Hoping someone has been here with these. The power steering and dash gauges become inoperative on this one intermittently. Was pretty consistent when it first arrived at the shop, mostly after starting cold. Then it would come out of it. I checked all related ...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, No power VIN: 4T1SK12E4R
We inherited this vehicle from another shop who had it for a month with no repair succes, even after replacing many parts. Every system related to driveability has been checked. I am not stisfied with the ignition waveform, but no ignition parts will correct i...
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBU11F37
Vehicle was driven home by owner and parked. Next morning, cranks but will not run. Owners neighbor checked it out and still not running. They called me next day. Checked for rodent damage...none found. Battery, 10.9vdc cranking. 1/4 tank of fuel. Checked a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss Fire.)
2011 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L radio VIN: 2T1BU4EE2B
Radio comes on when car is started and shuts off in about 2 seconds. Then comes back on in about 2 minutes. Acts like a relay popping and then coming back on, but doesn't do it again all the time that it is continuously on. Not sure what to check on this.
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L shift display VIN: 3VWBC21C1X
Came in on a tow truck with a bad cv joint. Axle was replaced and now vehicle won't start. No prior problems with starting. The shift display stays locked in D no matter where the shifter is moved. Shifter and cable both move freely. If key is turned off and s...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on, DPF light VIN: 3VWTL7AJ3A
This car is a Salvage repair brought to me from the guys that take these wadded up wrecks and make them somewhat whole again...if I had a choice I wouldnt touch the damn thing...end rant. So heres the problem I am hoping someone out there can shed some light... Trouble codes: P2463 (DPF soot accumulation)
2002 Volvo V40 1.9L emissions VIN: YVB1VW2952
Came in with a code 28(PO133).Car runs normal.Thank you.

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAAR3343Y
This model, M52TU, has aluminum block with iron liners. Decided to replace engine, which turned out to be more than a project than expected. Trans comes out first.
2003 Cadillac CTS Luxury 3.2L Charge Port VIN: 1GD6M57N53
found out his son had gone to junkyard said to me was done has been given so pop ain`t gonna worry and he ain`t either and of course i won`t.for now i was able to find cores w/atn helpin but doubt i`ll get to install thanks to all members i will sur...
2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Reduced engine power VIN: 1GYEK63N44
ok , I did not mention that abs module had stored a code of C0240( faulty module). I unplugged the abs module and drove for three days no problems other than abs / trac light on. installed used abs module and drove for three more days , no warning lights , no ... Trouble codes: P2135 (1-2 tp correlation).
2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L po1870 when trans.fluid temp. is about 200 deg. f VIN: 1GCHK33J7Y
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Engine VIN: 3GCEK13377
Gentlemen, Thanks for all of your help, I greatly appreciate all of it. This truck had a burnt intake valve seat on the cylinder 7. When I removed all the rockers, that valve stem was 1/8inch higher than all the others. I gave them the option of rebuilt head...
2002 Chrysler Concorde Limited 3.5L 2-4 clutch
After a more careful examination, I discovered its possible to install the 2-4 return spring backwards. When I tore it down I didn't catch it, but found marks to convince me (90% at least) that it was installed backwards. I replaced the return spring and cl...
2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.4L tpms VIN: 1C3LC56K87
Found 3 out of the four sensors in the wheeels were reading [...] so i borrowed the wheel sensor reader from my friend the chrysler tech entered the prpoer sensor ids and everything started working. Thanks to all, Bradley
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Valvetrain VIN: 2B3HD46R11
The vehicle had a very rare case of a spun timing gear. The small timing gear that's part of the intake camshaft had moved 2 teeth, throwing the cam timing totally off. There were no visible signs of the gear moving positions, spinning, or even altered in a...
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L abs module VIN: 1D4GP24R15
The information from Timothy was spot on. I was able to determine the ABS unit was bad. Customer is now deciding whether all the other issues make the van worth repairing. Thanks all!!
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HU18D25
Thanks for all who replied. We ended up just replacing the two plugs in that cylinder, because it looks like it was a one time problem in that plug. It looks like most guys a preferential to the OE plug, which I can understand, how ever those of you that know ...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTSE34LX3
I appreciate everyone input, I had to reset the KAM to zero, the borometric readings was way above sea level causing the IAC to introduce alot of air, 59% open. The vehicle idles great and starting to relearn itself. I had to use a scanner to eset the KAM, I ...
2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited 6.2L crank no start VIN: 1FTFW1E68B
2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L radio and hvac VIN: 1HGCM56423
hi all, it seams that this has been issue with the accord for about that year model. the fix it to replace a board in the radio and my sister is not going to spend the 1200 dollars for the part. there are a few sites that explain that the issue is only a resis...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM84WX4
This vehicle is on the way to being fixed. There were many responses to cat problems, but that was not it. Chris from Virginia, Glenn from Texas, Timothy from Wisconsin all got me started in the right direction, but Grant from Ontario pushed me over the edge... Trouble codes: P2196.
1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L Special Tool for drive axles/side gears VIN: JM1BJ2220X
Yes as many said, You do not need a special tool to hold the side gears as you do a clutch on a Mazda. I did put rolled up cardboard in one side. Not sure if it helps. The car has been done and gone for awhile now. Sorry so late
1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L vacuum door locks VIN: WDBAB33C0F
Thanks, folks, for the info. Jamie from NC came through with this link to a simple diagram for the door lock system: Steve from Florida offered this Plus, I got ...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Instrument cluster display VIN: 4JGBB75EX6
Thanx guys for your advice, no dtcs and normal actual values as compared to another vehicle. When system works normally, warning only occurs when door open AND car moving. When in defect mode, warning present even when car stopped, door open or closed. If a do...
1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND06S8D
Replaced ECM and fixed it. Vehicle passed emissions
2006 Saturn Relay-3 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZDV23136
Had to remove the exhaust manifold.There is no short cut to do this. Thanks for the replies..all is fixed Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor).
2005 Subaru Forester XS L.L. Bean Edition 2.5L ground to drail valve VIN: JF1SG67605
Don't know if I would call it a fix.We took care of the code po457 with the purge valve, but to this day we still don't have a ground to the drain (vent) valve,however with the monitors ready we don't have a check engine light!!??I think the info is wrong abou...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL5JD56Z26
ok first I would like to thank all that replied. iatn is a great resource for techs worldwide! Now lets get into fixing this veh. cust. of this veh. was a second owner who bought someone elses problems. so after back probing both o2 sensors and watching th... Trouble codes: P0138 (B1/B2 high voltage).
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Replaced Cat Converters no more flashing check engine light thanks everyone for your help Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L DSG stuck in one gear VIN: WV2ZZZ7HZB
The fix was a new electrics control unit in the gearbox which has the input sensor all as one. Thanks all for your reply's
2010 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1672MC3A
Thanx for the replies, with the fuel trims being what they are and a mechanical guage showing much higher pressure, it's the sensor, and thanx for the tips on do-ability. Customer hasn't got back to us, and I need to close this. Trouble codes: P2178 (Long term fuel trim load bank 1 21ad), P0089 (Fuel pressure 2900), P0191 (Fuel pressure sensor 2800).
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