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1998 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JH4DC4359W
Customer brought vehicle in bogging under acceleration but idles great. Installed fuel pressure guage, readings were great at idle but opening the throttle with car in neutral fuel pressure drops to 5 psi and backfires and cuts off. So i replaced fuel pump and...
2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUARL48H04
Hello Users, This Audi runs good with no noise. During the replacement of gaskets and seals turned the motor via the front crank and went opposite rotation of motor maybe 1/4 turn. Heard noise and did not do that again. After we got it all put back together p... Trouble codes: P1347 (Camshaft Position Sensor 2G163/Engine Speed SensorG28 Incorrect Correlation), P1340 (Camshaft Position SensorG40/Engine Speed SensorG28 Incorrect Correlation)
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Abs, Dcs VIN: 5UXFA535X3
I have a 03 BMW x5 ABS, DSC and brake light on. Code 5A DSC brief power interruption and 0B sensor/vehicle allocation incorrect or not availible. I have calibrated steering angle sensor with no problems. When I erase codes 5A returns right away, 05 comes back ...
2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Ccv VIN: WBAEW53423
Thanks in advance for any help you could give us. Towed in with engine hydrolocked. 3rd time Issue happens when temperature drops below zero. First time oil service had 15k on (dealer told her she could go 16k). Second time not much sludge like first time. Thi...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAVB13526
Car came in on hook. Customer states when starting the vehicle ,it just died without any warning. Retrieved codes and found 2AB4 Control unit, Internal Fault RAM and 2DEC Power Management ,Battery Monitor. Check and found battery been replaced prior. I also ch...
2009 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L Rear defrost VIN: WBAPL335X9
Rear defrost not working on this BMW. No power to rear defrost grid. I can get power to rear grid when defrost relay is activated with scan tool(maxidas). Ground is also good on grid and all lines working. Defrost button lights up when pushed and stays lit. Sc...
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K5Y
I have repeated ignition module failure on this Buick. All powers and grounds test good. I have replaced all coils, plugs, and wires. Car will run great for about a month and then will not fire on one or more coil pack. If i replace the icm it will run perfect...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L TPMS light on VIN: 2G1WC58R77
This car came in with rf and lr tpms sensors missing. Customer stated he took car to a Chevrolet dealer and they diagnosed them as bad, changed them and couldn't get the tpms light off. They then installed regular valve stems and sent him on his way. We replac...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Aux Heater Booster VIN: WD0BE74597
in the Aux Heater Module AHM I get a code 9016 blower motor circuit open when attempting to run the heater. at this time code 9017 Blower motor speed, will always set as well. I cannot prove how this is set, or where it reads the info from or what blower it is...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P63
Vehicle is a 6.0 diesel. Towed in with a no start. FICM showed low voltage. Tried two different FICM's . Voltage showing 48.5 volts with almost no drop on cranking. FICM sync is good. When cranking, the desired and actual fuel pressure is 1830 PSI. Will start... Trouble codes: P0670
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTPW14V16
The 4wd on this truck doesn't work. No lights come on when turning selector from 2hi to 4hi. Scanner shows that it is switching but 4wd does not engage. It has the two codes listed. Thanks in advance.
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L airbag VIN: 1FBSS31L49
code uo151 no communication from restraints control. have power + ground. wave form on can.low goes high instead of low. when i cut can high wire from the restraints control module to net work and all is good can high 2.5 to 3.5 low can is 2.5 to 1.5. wave for...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cranking VIN: 1FTFX1EV5A
Truck has a cold hard starting issue and the ltft's are maxed out at an idle. No DTC's I checked the fuel pressure at idle(35-40psi) and under load(55psi), KOEO(55-60psi) and during the hard starting issue. Dropped the Y pipe down and did visual inspection on...
2011 Ford Expedition XL 5.4L Battery VIN: 1FMJU1G59B
Greatings IATN members. This Expedition came to us with a dead battery. This battery is the third replacement in this vehicle. Recharged and tested battery [Ok] and then checked for drains. Found a steady .061 miliampere drain after all the modules have powere...
2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, low idle
Hello, Had a 00 GMC Yukon XL SLT K1500, 5.3L engine with a starts and will not idle correctly complaint. This shop is at high elevation and below freezing temperatures. I get in it and the vehicle starts fine. Eventually the vehicle acted up and the the car st...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Steering system VIN: 5FNRL38765
We are posting this for a shop that we do work for: Customer has experienced noise/intermittent loss of power steering assist. Customer had a mechanically inclined friend who replaced his power steering pump with a Napa rebuilt unit. Customer also replaced re...
2007 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L cranking time VIN: JNKBV61F57
This Infiniti came in with an unusual problem: The engine starts fine cold, but whenever the engine is hot, AND the vehicle has set for approximately 30 minutes, the cranking time is about twice as long as normal time/cold start. Starting it within 10 minutes ...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L valve body VIN: SAJEA51C72
We are working on this 02 Xtype for several transmission codes. Found several posts on here and Identifix about possible broken springs in the valve body. We removed the valve body and found no broken springs but 3 of the valves were sticking and tight. We cle...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME15446
Ok Rover guys... This 06 Range is towed in on the bump stops as the EAS is completely shut down. Customer states that the suspension lights come on for the first few seconds of the truck being started but then all go out as if the panel is dead, but once you s...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L suction fan VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Mercedes ML350 came in for regular maintainence and the radiator fan is staying on at full power and is in limp mode. Found a TSB that says to replace the fan when this happens. Is there any way to test this to be sure before replacing it?
2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L clock spring
I need to replace the clock spring on this Jetta. Alldata shows 2 tabs at the top of the clock spring, release the tabs, remove clock spring. Not correct information. There is a module under the steering column that the clock spring plugs into, This has to be ...
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Derate VIN: 1VWBN7A31C
Hello everyone. This VW came to us with the check engine light and DEF lights on and customer had a complaint of it derating. It's been to the dealer multiple times for the same problem with no luck. Reference voltages and glowplugs tested fine. No sign of any... Trouble codes: P0651 (Reference voltage b open), P13D0, P13D3, P0472 (Exhaust pressure sensor a low), P204A, P0674 (4 glowplug open)

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2005 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L speedometer innacura VIN: 1GYEK63NX5
Thank you everyone for your valuable input. The dealer was finally able to program this beast now that it has a used ebcm installed. Thanks!
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Pcm VIN: 2B4GP443X1
A big thank you to all 17 techs who replied! I called the insurance adjuster and informed him of the iATN majority consensus of 17 experienced technicians that the PCM failure was very likely caused by the crash impact. Unfortunately he said that unless ther...
2013 Dodge C/V VAN 3.6L # 3 Cyclinder
wow I got lots of you guys saying bad heads but a couple said no way do these engines have problems and yes the dealer says yes they do and they are going to repair it under warrenty for my customer thanks everyone for sharing what you guys know
2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF18447
OK everyone thanks for the information and sorry for calling the air fuel sensor an air flow sensor. Going to get it check out this weekend and will update this after the final fix. I am sure it just going to be a bad sensor. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0134 (H02S A/F sensor B1S1No activity), 771.
2006 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0L Oil pressure
Ok so this morning I pulled the pan again and found so much metal &babitt in the oil I justgaveup and replaced the motor never would be able to save this one with all the problems that no oil changes in 60k caused thanks guys for all the help
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Battery VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
OK, We left the drivers door wiring unpluged for 12 days and the battery stayed charged. Recently we replaced the door latch and switch unit with used parts and the car is fixed. The .22 amp draw came from either the dome light circuit or the power door lock ...
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L trans range sensor VIN: 1J4GA69177
we replaced pcm with new one and all problems went away - I don't feel like we caused this - just bad timing - thanks for all the help.
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12564
Thanks for all the replies and no I did not fix this car I know with the fuel trim numbers I had there had to be vacuum leak somewhere but I pumped a lot of smoke and carb cleaner at this thing with no results I did try a KIA air flow meter with no help. Than... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0303 (Misfir Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P1166 (Bank 1 Control adaptation has reached preset limits).
2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L blower motor VIN: ZAMCE39A56
So this was a fairly easy one.. There is NO blower regulator... its built into the blower motor- once removed from the dash, the connector on the blower was melted and shorted- so a new blower and some wiring repair was necessary as of course Maserati does not...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L airbag side VIN: 4JGBB75E86
after several calls to the dealer who programmed the SRS module ,,, THEY ADMITTED THEY SCREWED UP , imagine that , it was programmed for air curtains and rear seat airbags it did not have , and since it can only be coded once from the dealer the...
2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L information center VIN: WP1AB29P35
sometimes we get so busy we cant wee the trees through the forest.lots of time wasted but thanks to chuck clsrewnd stands for classic rewind thanks again
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Pcm recovery VIN: 4T1BE32K34
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I finally heard back from the shop that sent me this car. They ended up taking it to the dealer who said they could revive the PCM, they lied. Ended up replacing with used computer. So yes car is fixed, I do not have a...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start
hi guys I did fix the problem it was the grey and black wire from the ecu to relay terminal 30, problem area was in the wiring harness at left shock tower, corroded inside the insulation. thx for the help.
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