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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGJ8329W
This car has an intermittent start and stall problem. The car will intermittently start and stall and go into an extended crank/no start (vehicle has auto crank feature). Upon cycling the key one time, the vehicle will then start right up and continue running....
2008 BMW M5 5.0L Transmission gear selection VIN: WBSNB93548
This car was towed in with a suspected clutch problem. Pulled trans found clutch was burnt/worn. replaced complete clutch and pivot arm with ball. Took several attempts to teach in clutch valve characteristics. When performing adaptions with autologic to re-te...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Stall VIN: 3C3EL55H9V
Strange situation on this car that causes a start and stall after a couple seconds. Very intermittent. Owner says it coincides with interior lights. He says if the interior lights don't come on when they should, the car will do the start/stall. My shop and a f...
1966 Ford F-250 Pickup 5.9L Headlights VIN: F26YKA4590
Customer brought truck in stating that driving down road headlights would go out. Customer would pull over and let cool then lights would come back on. Replaced headlight and dimmer switch, done fine for couple days then customer called back with same problem....
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37F0T
My last post was removed from IATN due to a complaint because I talk like a sailor. so its the same Van. this van has got a fuel problem. when I said the 5/16 line was in a gas can and it ran great, I didn't realize the 5/16 line is the return line. It had vac...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L a/c VIN: 1FTRW07L43
Thank four help. If you press auto the a/c comes on but blows out the deforest & floor if you press vent it changes to vent but shuts off the compressor. all things seam to work ( floor,vent,defr.,exet) it onley turns the composure on in auto mode
2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Suspension VIN: JHLRD17481
I am needing to replace the stabilizer bar bushings on this vehicle but when I tried to take the bolts out of the frame to remove the bushing straps the captive nuts inside the frame broke loose. I used my air hammer with a bit that accepts a socket and has a ...
2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26892
Vehicle was towed to our shop would not start untill they jump started vehicle, battery was shorted, vehicle starts but check engine lamp on and can not get communication with obd, does run but seems to surge at idle.
2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCP36899
Customer complains the car is only getting 15 miles per gallon. Car runs perfect has no codes stft is never above + or - .95% on both banks ltft is never more than +or- 5%. Did a fuel quality test has no water or alcohol in the gas. She always purchases her ga...
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L front calipers VIN: KMHWF35H75
car was towed into the shop with the front wheel calipers sticking/locked up.. customer stated that they would stick or drag from time to time but was never this bad, checked system and calipers were cooked along with rotors and pads. installed new calipers an...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Keyless Entry VIN: 1J4FF48S1Y
This Jeep came in to have the new key FOBs that we purchased through the Jeep dealer programmed. When I connect up our DRB3, I go to DRB Standalone/Theft alarm/VTSS/ (I wanted to select "Miscellanous/Program RKE", but it cannot communicate with the VTSS (I al...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Jack Nicklaus 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1LNLM82W7P
This car is driving me crazy I need help, The issue is that when cold and starting off the car runs poorly and cuts out, like it is being held back, I have checked compression, checked fuel pressure, checked back pressure on the drivers side. When checking bac...
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Sas VIN: JM1BL1L85C
I have a 2012 Mazda 3 that came to my shop after going to a local body shop. The vehicle was hit on the driver side and airbags did not deploy. When I received the vehicle there are multiple codes in various modules. I cleared all codes and I have 2 that retur...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73547
car came in it would barely run. we replaced a defective connector for maf sensor, replaced fuse rail for a bad high pressure sensor. the high pressure pump is working properly. smoke test found a leak in the hose between the intake and valve cover(crankcase v... Trouble codes: 2B64
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D52
start when cold 10 min later will stall will start right back up run for a min or 2 stall again over and over lab scope for coil injector crank and can sensors will all lenghten at stall but no drop outs any help appreciated thank you Dennis
2008 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29878
Customer brought vehicle in with check engine light illuminated, no running concern after a day of "spirited driving" We are unable to communicate with the engine control module but can communicate with other modules. Most other modules have communication rel...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14RX4
This is going to be hard to find no matter what. I'm hoping that someone [...] improve the odds of finding this misfire. It only happens first thing in the morning on cold start up. It will only miss for about 30 seconds and... Trouble codes: P0306 (Very intermittent. Only on cold start up in the morning)
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L turn signals VIN: YV4CZ98237
Hi All.. Volvo came in with no turn signals, no windshield washer, pulled 4 communications codes for steering wheel module, was told common failure item by my local dealer so we ordered one (they had 3 in stock) so we installed it and off to a different dealer...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Acura TL 3.2L Unknown VIN: 19UUA66254
thank you all for respond, customer was satisfy with my explanation there is not quick fix for this issue and transy has to be rebuilt , waiting transmission gos worse to take action and replace transy.
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44E64
sorry it took so long to respond, we replaced the right fuel pump and the pressures came back and held steady. Thanks for all the help Steve [...]
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L no start VIN: WBAHD6324S
Thanks for all your replies.We ended up with letting the customer picking up the vehicle.They're saying they're unable to pay more than $1,000 to fix this vehicle.Good luck with it!
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEU33415
Salvador hit it on the head or place input and output sensors and car is fine been on the e road over a week and no light thanks for all the help
2005 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L convertible top VIN: 4USBT33525
Thanks to all those who replied. not your common problem on this one, Turned out to be a broken wire in the roof that was intermittently losing contact through the center section of travel.
2010 BMW X5 xDrive30i 3.0L Hesitation, lack of power VIN: 5UXFE4C51A
Well, I got this one fixed. Thank you for all of the input and replies. It was a great help. The fix ended up being the bank 2 secondary cat converter. Is was plugged up solid! I had removed the front A/F sensors and looked at the front cats with a baroscope a...
1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54LXP
thank you for all the replys,we replaced spark plugs and wires,found #1 spark plug wire bad.Replace wire set and plugs
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L prndl and autostick VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
A new trans harness finally fixed this guy. thank you to all who responded! the tan brown wire was shorted to ground somewhere in this harness.
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RDGBG1C
Thanks to all who replied. Replaced oil pump and fixed the van. After replacing checked pressure on scanner cold,had 97 psi immediately after start up. With dual pump off pressure is high. When commanded on pressure stays around 40 psi. Thanks again for takin... Trouble codes: P06DD.
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start
Thanx to everyone that replied. Turns out that the dealer gave us the wrong key, it had a "s" stamped in it not a "1" as the chart said it needed. This 2004 Escape does not require a parameter reset. I wish I could figure out how to post the scope files as you... Trouble codes: B1602, B1213.
2012 Kia Forte LX 2.0L engine VIN: KNAFT4A28C
thank you all for the input, looks like a combination of a new pcv valve and driving the car alot more stop the smoking.
1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L compressor VIN: WDBJF74H0X
Well People, I waited as long as iTAN would allow to close this post, actually I am overdue. I would like to say that any comment/help, but the problem still there with no fix. I do thank everyone for replying. Most responses were about the same, as the fix "s...
2008 Other Asian Aprio 1.6L timing belt VIN: 93YL62JS78
It is indeed an interference, little chance it wouldn't have been. Mexico "shop" pulled the head, replaced valves and belt. Restarted it and immediately shredded the new belt due to a supposed locked up tensioner pulley. Redid the job, now back to normal. ...
2003 Pontiac Vibe GT 1.8L engine VIN: 5Y2SN62L43
Hello. Thanks for the input. This is the latest. I redid a compression test and leakdown test on the engine. All cylinders at 190 compression and about 2 percent leakage in all cylinders. I did not mark the cam gears. I visually looked at them on tdc before I ...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2NW52E24
Thanks for the replies and info. Unfortunately this thing is still not fixed. Have tried many things that you have mentioned and substituted many known good parts from a properly running vehicle with no change in performance. Thinking possible issue with PCM b...
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Stall VIN: JT2ST87F7N
This vehicle is not repaired. Still waiting for Customer to provide a new ECM. Thanks to everyone that replied.
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L no crank no start VIN: 5TBJT32165
After further diagnostic, the Ecm was receiving the 12v when the key was in the start position. But the Ecm was not sending the signal out of the Ecm to the NSSW. Replaced Ecm and flashed to vehicle and problem was solved. ROCKWALL Toyota apparently did not te...
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