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2005 Acura TL 3.2L vsa VIN: 19UUA66275
Got this acura with a complaint of vsa warning light comes on after driving aprox. 5 minutes in the am. the vehicle will jerk to the right while driving straight. customer reports if hands are not on the steering wheel vehicle will crash. problem occurs on dif...
1988 BMW 325is 2.5L radiator VIN: WBAAA1303J
After replacing the water pump on this car, can't get coolant flow through radiator. Vacuum filled system although it wasn't totally empty. Have good heat from heater core. Open bleeder on thermostat housing and have coolant there. Overheats on about 5 mile dr...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Mode Control VIN: 1GNEK13T1Y
Came from another shop. vehicle has no mode control on automatic hvac. Had wrong control head in it. Obtained used control. No mode control. Got second unit from yard and still no mode control. I can change mode with scanner. All fuses good, connector to unit ...
2008 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Bcm VIN: 1GBHG31K68
I replaced the BCM for the headlights turning on after a few hours sitting in cold temperature, got the BCM from the dealer and reprogrammed it successfully let the vehicle sit outside in the cold temps. headlights never came back on. Gave the van back to the ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15UXW
This Ranger has a body lift. But inspection of all wires appears to be ok. There is no injector pulse, no spark, no fuel pressure, No fuel pump activation, No power to inertia switch. No 12+ at injector harness, no power to pcm, No communication to pcm, no pcm...
2008 Ford F650 6.7L 6.7 ISB Engine VIN: 3FRNF65C98
Hello IATN Members.I Need Help On This Truck.This Is Our 2008 F650 Rollback Truck with the 6.7 ISB Cummins Engine.We have had it about a yr with no real issues.3 weeks ago I went to take it out to do a tow & it just cranked & wouldn't start.The truck is stored...
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG5546X
After engine replacement engine will stumble and stall only when Solius scan tool is not plugged up to the dlc connector. With the Solius scanner plugged up to vehicle, engine runs perfect. Scan tool does not have to communicate, just has to be plugged in. If ... Trouble codes: 1399 (random misfire)
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S53
has a hard start when it acts up and finally starts.custome had autozone scan and says cam sensor.this is an inline more v-6.sensor does not match parts bought for info center only shows v 6 so i m having problem locating cam and crank sensor
2008 Saturn Sky Red Line 2.0L Hot to cold temp VIN: 1G8MG35X98
Looking for some help: Vehicle runs great, has no codes or lights on. Replaced electric cooling fan assembly this summer due to cooling issue. Had car at GM dealer for ignition recall and had them look at the temp dial, when it is on cold you get full cool air...
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 3GSDL73798
this vehicle is one of my customers vehicle. it is very good condition it keeps setting the p0017 code exhaust cam bank 1 out of position code. the first time it set the oil was real low and it had an evap code. we replaced the charcoal canister and changed th...
1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Steering VIN: JT3HN86R5T
I replaced the steering rack due to leakage. Also replaced the outer tie rods and lower ball joints. This thing feels a little stiff in the middle and will not return all the way to center, stops returning about 45% before it reaches center. I have seen bindin...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L front suspension VIN: YV1MS38255
Car came in here with the knocking coming from the front end. Inspection W/test drive reveals left control arm replaced, but not tighten properly, right control arm replaced w/front bolt left loose. Both front struts worn out, right strut has no gas charge lef...

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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Oil pressure VIN: WAUSF78K89
Well it took quite a while for this cars to return for repair and another tech actually worked on it. He removed the oil pan and inspected the pickup screen. It wasn't plugged but had a couple of small pieces of metal from somewhere in the engine stuck to it...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD6323W
Well folks this one got weird. The fix was rather simple though. An alignment had been done on the EWS and DME when the controllers were returned. After one of you suggested an alignment I did it again. The scanner said the alignment was successful just as... Trouble codes: 14 (Fault lamp MIL), D1 (Signal EWS manipulated).
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43P23
I thank you guys very much I do appreciate all they help you have given me, I stumbled on to a clue with another truck ( 99 F350 7.3) I was working on we use car quest for 95% of our parts so we get a lot of filters from them, it just so happened I noticed thi... Trouble codes: P0683.
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Steering Control
Thanks all for the useful information. I had someone turn the steering wheel with the engine running back and forth 45 degrees and saw play in the track bar and right upper tie rod end.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transfer case VIN: SALME11413
The front passenger side axle had slid out of the front differential. We removed both axles and installed updated c clips. The update to the front driveshaft has already been done. Thanks for all the replies IATN members, John
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