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2001 Acura CL Premium 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19UYA42451
Alldata says you have to remove the cylinder heads to replace the knock sensor. Has anyone done this? Can I replace it with only removing the intake manifold? Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor)
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L 2-3 shift
Hi, fellow IATN'ers. I have a few quick questions. This vehicle was presented with a failed transmission. A used unit was installed and operated normally and the vehicle was returned to its owner. About a week later, the vehicle was back with a hard 2-3 shift....
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L rotors VIN: 1GNEK13TX5
hi everyone I have one that I am not familiar with I work on manly imports but this a good customers second ride...this truck came in because the right rear caliper had locked up and caught on fire,once truck was towed here I verified that it had caught on fir...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 3GCEC14X16
crank no start, Good fuel pressure, injectors pass the drop test. Hot spark off of the plug wires. No codes. Everything appears to be within parameters. Possible bad distributor but i'm not sure how to check without pulling the distributor. I have heard storie...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Blowing lines/seals VIN: 2G1WC58R17
Customer has had problems with vehicle blowing out rack seals and return lines over the last 2 years. Customer performs the work himself. Vehicle blew the return line 4 times in the last 2 months. Outside temps between 10 degrees to -10. Really hasn't been co...
2006 Chrysler 300 C SRT8 6.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3LA73W46
This engine was stalling with a P061A. We updated the pcm and the lean codes immidately appeared. (wasn't driven) just started. These codes were not in memory before. If you drive the car the trims come down to a acceptable level 7 & 9 %. under load the trims ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU67E61
Hello fellow techs! ok so customer came to me after some one did this work to his vehicle. Ran great for a few days this started running rough at idle he says runs fine.i doubled checked the work and i dont see any human error' i hooked up my scan...
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1GTHK29214
2004 LLY duramax that has a very short glow plug cycle and a hard start when cold. Brought to me after another shop had it and couldnt figure it out. All the glow plugs were replaced and was told they checked compression on all cylinders and was within spec. i...
2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start, Poor Fuel Economy, Sluggish up hills VIN: 2HGFA16808
Customer came in a few months ago complaining of excessive cranking time. We were able to duplicate the condition rather easy with just turning the vehicle off and trying to restart it. Sounded like the engine was not getting enough fuel. Customer decided to...
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L interior ligts including dash VIN: 5NMSH13E67
flushed brake fluid. now dash/interior lights dim whenever brake pedal is pressed. replaced stoplight switch and problem remains
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire only on Bank 2 VIN: 1J4GL48K54
I have a 2004 Jeep Liberty sport 3.7 V-6 Automatic 4 speed, customer stated engine was running rough and check engine light was flashing. first thing this morning I started it up and left it run for about 45 min to an hour and had no issues, ran fine from cold...
2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L long crank when cold VIN: SALPM16461
Vehicle came in with a long crank condition, found that this problem only occurs when vehicle has sat and engine is cold. After the long crank and a few seconds of rough idle it smoothes out and runs and starts fine. Checked new plugs and they where black alre...
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L starting VIN: 4F2CU09122
So all you ford and mazda techs this is for you . 2002 mazda tribute (ford escape) 3.0l v6 automatic. no codes in computer at all. no start cranks ok. no spark. crank engine and leave key in on position for 1 min crank engine fires up and will start every time...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E1P
I damp and cold weather condensation on caps causes misfiring and stalling. Caps are quite new, no green fuzz like you normally see, are updated versions. When this happens, car will start and runs fine, for a few miles, then begin to misfire, and finally die....
1999 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1N6ED26Y1X
Group, Happy Holidays.. I have a frontier that has a misfire on cylinder 4. Compression are all the same and good plugs and wires. Had a cam sensor code, misfire cylinder 4 code and multiple misfire p0300. Cleared all and test drove and none came back but feel...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Vibration VIN: JN8AZ08W06
We replaced the exhaust manifold on the rear bank against the firewall. It was cracked and leaking so we did not road test at the time. when we finished the job we noticed a vibration in drive only on moderate acceleration around 1500 rpm. It will do it when y...
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: KL5JD52Z84
Hey folks, have a problem with a very hard start on this car when cold or even sitting inside shop overnight. This does have a bad head gasket as obvious from the exhaust gas present in the coolant bottle. What is throwing me off is i have never seen this caus...
1993 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: JT3DJ81W0P
this land cruiser faied TSI smog for some misrouted vacuum lines and idle high 1200rpm.ater repiring the ignition tiing fm 35 bto 3 the idle went perfect but parked or in drive acceleration hesitates and bogs and once in a while will backfire
2002 Toyota Highlander 3.0L 02 sensor VIN: JTEGF21A72
vehicle came in with check engine light a p1155, check power and grounds and both circuits proved to be good. replaced 02 sensor and cleared fault. 10 to 15 seconds later the code came back. switch 02 sensors from bank 1 and bank code still came back. jumped s...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L seat heater VIN: 3VWSF71K77
Thank you for viewing my post. Both front seat heaters inop. I have power and ground to module under seat and seat heaters switches send signal to module before I condemn module. my wiring diagram is incomplete as which wires are seat heaters would like to ohm...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L power steering
screen at bottom of p/s reservoir was clogged. cleaned screen and all is ok. thanks for all your help
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hvac VIN: 1G6KD54Y21
waiting for customer to return with vehicle, will update then. thank you all for your help
1996 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Starting VIN: 1B7HF16Y8T
Ok so first off thank you to all that replied. We ended up finding the problem. After unplugging all of the sensors one at a time as suggested without any changes, we checked powers and grounds to and from the PCM. Power coming in, good grounds, but nothing ...
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GG22Y1W
I would like too start with a thanks to all for the input they offered.With a special thanks to Ed and Timothy,for explaining just what this ground is and how there using it on this system.After chasing it around the problem was above gas tank where a previous...
2010 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L interior heating VIN: 1B3CB4HA2A
The vehicle didn't return, so we didn't have the opportunity to check some of the great suggestions. If the vehicle comes back, I will update what we find. Thanks for all the replies.
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case vss VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Module replacement was only half the problem. I replaced the pin at the 4x4 module and corrected the vss loss of power. The module only corrected the loss of data stream.
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Security Module VIN: 1FTRW12WX4
2007 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FAFP71WX7
Thanks for all the replies. Some suggested to clean throttle body and reset KAM, which we had already done..(see previous repair history). We also replaced the canister to no affect but correcting the slightly rich fuel trims immediately following command purg...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Right cylinder head VIN: 1FTFW1EV8A
Good afternoon techs! Just wanted to follow up with this fun job! It was infact not as bad as originally thought to remove the cab from the frame to service the right head. The vehicle is fixed and gone! everything worked out great. Once again thanks for all t...
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Ash tray drawer VIN: KNDJE72307
Thank You for responding. I finally ended up wiggling the whole assembly and pressing on it and i was able to get it out and back in. If there is an easier way, I sure would like to know. Thank You John
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L feul pump VIN: SALTW19414
thank you all for the great advise this one is fixed...I checked my rpm signal while cranking and found that there was no rpm signal..replaced crankshaft sensor and engine started but didn't want to stay running so I had to replace the mass airflow sensor and ...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Spill Valve VIN: JTHBK26256
Intermittently vehicle would only have 20psi or 50psi of fuel pressure from the pump in the trunk and would still start. After several times starting, shutting off and waiting received 0psi from pump in trunk, checked power and ground and condemned the pump i...
2011 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost 3.5L Hvac VIN: 1LNHL9FT8B
As of now, I will call this one a "may be" fixed. Most replies mentioned possible air pocket. Found a method for bleeding the air for the Taurus SHO models and seems to be working. Need to remove cap, get engine up to temp, run engine rpm up to 2000-3000 for a...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L air bag VIN: 5TBBT4416Y
Thanks for everyone's help. So in the end, we decided to disconnect the battery for 24hrs. The next day, we connected the battery terminals together. We then reconnected the battery appropriately. We then turned the car on, took in on a test drive, turned the ...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L shift solonoid E VIN: JT2BG22K1Y
Thanks for the input. The customer opted not to fix it right now. I'm confident a new trans and torque converter will fix the vehicle. I eliminated the computer because I was getting good power to the lock up solenoid when the problem acted up. The computer wa...
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Unknown VIN: WVWGV7AJ7C
Guys thanks for the input. The trans had no leaks, fluid was origional and it drove fine, issue is just at parking lot speeds when cold. Let it warm up for about 5 minutes and it gets better, still a bit "stiff" but better. Never recreated the stall, custom...
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