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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Ignition Lock VIN: 1GCCS19W12
Hello this vehicle came in with crank but won't start. Checked for codes. Found P1636, P 1336U 1041. Replaced the Computer, ignition switch, Ignition lock cylinder & the crank shaft position sensor. The U1041 is saying loss Ecbm Ebtcm Communication. that was t...
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12Z05
Im having trouble with a fuel compensation sensor on this truck.The sensor was replaced here last year so it was still under warrenty(I don't know why it was replaced)so I replaced that.Before I did anything I verified the scanner was showing 43hz.I need 45 to... Trouble codes: P0178
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No misfires felt VIN: 3GNFK16368
As stated in the repair history, the engine was replaced due to mileage with only a PO304 misfire code set due to the collapsed DOD lifter. A Jasper reman engine was installed with new GM cam and crank sensors along with new plugs. The oil pan, timing cover an... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford F650 5.9L Right Turn Lites VIN: 3FRNX65F55
Hello truck techs... Problemis with this truck is that the right turn signal and the right turn signal arrow in the instrument cluster comes on when you apply the brakes. This truck is a vehicle recovery truck with a rollback on it. I disconnedted the right tu...
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.4L no communication VIN: 1FTWW3AR5A
Hello to all out there I need help I have 2010 F350 6.4L Diesal. It will not communicate with the BAR OIS smog machine it will communicate with all of my scantools including the Ford IDS scantool.If anyone has ran across this problem please help.Thank you have...
2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Steering Rack VIN: 1FADP3K27D
Hard to turn with warning message and above codes, I am assuming that the electric steering rack needs replacement. Any tips, notes or other suggestions when replacing the rack assembly? Thanks!
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Ping VIN: 2HKRL1855Y
Hello fellow techs.This Honda has us chasing our tail. It came in with a complaint of a rattle on acceleration with a rough running feel. The customer stated that it sounded like a diesel.This happens most of the time but at times it does not.It runs fine othe...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L compressor VIN: JT8BH28F0W
I have this oldie in my shop that we replaced the ac compressor with a new Denso unit. after repairs & recharging the vehicle AC system works fine until it is warmed up & idle settles down. below 800RPM the compressor shuts down & AC light in AC control flashe...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L No Start VIN: WDBUF56X17
Hello fellows. this vehicle starts & runs fine when cold till turned off and it will not running after engine warm up. no fuel pressure but it will run if carb cleaner is sprayed in throttle. the problem is no communication from any vehicle modules to our diag...
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L code VIN: 4JGBF2FE4B
Vehicle came in with low def pressure code, replaced pump on top of def tank, now the pressure is good and system appears to function ok, vehicle left with both codes in system and our thinking was that time would allow vehicle to do the self test and all woul... Trouble codes: 16CF0, 18BF0
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWCT71K46
Hi from Seattle. Looking for any suggestions, ideas, or insights. This vehicle originally arrived with complaint of intermittent stall. Stall occurred three times in two weeks. I drove it 15 miles and did not duplicate the stall. Checked codes and one code sto...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1RS53D81
ok guys not sure what happened installed a sterring shaft knuckle in the car had to lowered sub frame a couple of was running fine before .no most times it will start if feels like on accell that your running out of fuel like a clogged filter but wi...
1950 Willys 4-63 .0L rear seal VIN: J2F835TA39
This is actually a 1950 Willis Overland Jeepster. VIN was unreadable by this system. It has a 4cyl, 134CI F head engine. The only seals we have been able to find are an 'improved' neoprene style. I think they originally used a rope type seal. The engine was re...

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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L hvac VIN: 1D4GP24R15
Thanks for the replies. We had short meeting this morning, and decided to take the rear hvac case out. We found the wiring going to the blend door burnt together. Repaired wiring, and installed new actuators. I highly recommend using OEM. The Dorman units woul...
2010 Dodge Nitro SE 3.7L climate control VIN: 1D4PT2GK5A
Customer says that he will wait till spring before he wants to spend anymore time on it, I suspect compressor clutch coil. Thank you to all that replied,iATN's is a great tool.
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W74
Customer did not choose to go any further on this vehicle. Deemed that it needed timing chain and the customer declined. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank One).
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX04597
Sorry everyone, I've been busy and forgot to come back and close this one. I chased down the 5V reference code as someone also suggested. A few people mentioned the power steering pressure sensor. Indeed, this is what was killing my 5V reference. However, it t... Trouble codes: P0183 (Fuel temp sensor high input), P0191 (Fuel rail pressure sensor performance), P0193 (Fuel rail pressure sensor high input), P0642 (Sensor reference A circuit low), P2196 (O2 not switching correctly - rich), P2198 (O2 signal stuck rich 2/1).
2010 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAHP2EW7A
The cause was a warping cylinder head allowing combustion pressure to leak into the cooling system. The cooling system would test normally and perform normally until an extended (over 1 hour) warmup would eventually cause the concern to occur. The overpressure...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GKFK66857
Thank You Everyone for the replies. I didn't think about the smoke machine. We made 1 up and put smoke in it and and it billows out of the #2 cam bearing area.So all the replies helped. Ordered up a GM long block to repair the vehicle.Definatley will remember ...
2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Eps Steering VIN: 2HGFB2F8XE
Replaced EPS module, performed Torque sensor adaptation & zero point calibration, EPS [...] is off, no codes returned. Thanks for every ones help.
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALME11423
sent it to a tech to get computer matched up greatly appreciate yalls help confirmed what i thought was wrong
2004 Mazda Miata 1.8L valve clearances VIN: JM1NB353X4
After much hair-pulling and frustration, this 2004 Miata is repaired and down the road. Many thanks to all who offered their input. I looked at CTA Tools and Schley Tools but it appears that the universal valve spring compressors that they offer would requir...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Windows VIN: JN1AZ34D13
I went ahead and removed the passenger side window switch and pinned-out all of the inputs and outputs and then compared them to the driver's side. Found the input from the limit switch in the motor assembly differed side-to-side. Disconnected the window switc...
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