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2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum 3.6L Headlamp Leveling VIN: 2G61T5S38D
Vehicle was sent to us by a local body shop. "Headlamp Leveling Malfunction" light is on. I retrieved codes B1462 and B101E from LCM. I found the right headlamp motor was loose and would move left to right just by touching the rear of the ballast. The body sho...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Hesitation, Stall, Low power VIN: 1GCEC14W8Y
Vehicle came in crank no start. Verified no fuel pressure, replaced fuel pump. After replacing pump, engine has a miss on 1. Replaced injector assembly. Mind you it was already running lean before the injector replacement. Now the miss is gone but engine still...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L windows, locks, interior lighting , dash lights VIN: 1GCHC23U23
So many effected areas don't know where to start. door power windows and door locks do not work from drivers control, dash back lighting not working, rear door panel lights come on when brake pedal depressed but 3rd brake light does not. dome lights very dim.N...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L unkown VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
truck came in for popping sound when turning either way sounds like coming from gearbox area I had a stethoscope on gearbox with another tech turning steering wheel no noise so I disconnected steering linkage from pitman arm no noise I then held intermediate s...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Automatic transmiss VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Hi this is Claudio, I'm looking for some help with this vehicle, please any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The vehicle transmission is not up-shifting and the speedometer is showing double of the actual vehicle speed. There were no codes Thanks.
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L radio VIN: 1GTHK23285
truck had junk radio replaced with salvage yard 2003 radio that is locked out my question is how do we unlock it and make it usable this is a 6 disc am fm i donot know what was original we can not fine anything on enternet about 6 disc only 1 disc
2015 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali 6.6L Warning message VIN: 1GT424E84F
Customer complaint was that he ran out of def fluid and it reduced his speed. He filled with def fluid and still had service warning and reduced speed. He assumed it just needed reset. The only codes that sets is P154A intake heater. I have performed the fluid...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Bogs, no power VIN: 2HGES15531
No. 1 concern is I cannot get either of my known good scan tools to communicate with this car. It had a single bad coil that I replaced and will start and run. For just a moment it ran well upon initial start after replacing the coil and spark plugs but immedi...
2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Stall VIN: 1HGCP25759
Hi guys vehicle has a cold start problem, only occurs after vehicle set overnight or 4hrs, cranks a little longer than normal then fires and runs very rough approx 400rpm may stall sometimes then clears and runs prefect ,idle control is normal then. no codes i...
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Suspension VIN: 5FNYF4H65B
Customer states clunking noise while accelerating or over bumps. Verified concern. Test drove back and forth side to side, same noise. Loud clunk. Replaced Right side engine mount because it was broken, and replaced the r/f axle because it was throwing grease....
2008 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L right/left turn signals VIN: JNKBV61F08
no rt/lft turn signals. can command signals on w/snapon scan tool & 4 way flashers work normally. pwr & grnd good at combination switch,continuity between switch & body control module good. thiking that if signals worked when commanded on w/ scan tool i ordere...
1978 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC 4.5L No Start VIN: 1070241202
Hi need some Mercedes assistance, thanks in advance. This car came in after sitting for 5-6 years without running. was able to get the car to run with the basic fresh fuel new battery exc. The car did not run well though. It also was hard to start and would no...
2012 Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L lifter VIN: 3C6TD5J28C
hey guys thanks in advance for the help,truck came in with bad lifter and ate up cam.after replacing cam and lifters and firing it up and letting it idle it smoothed out and seemed fine.we let it idle long enough for thermostat to open and get full of coolant ...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K17
Hey good people of IATN, this Camry we are working on melted the positive battery cable, all the wires bundled with it, and the fuse box from the battery all the way to the underhood fuse box. The battery hold down fell off and shorted to the positive battery ...
2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Engine VIN: JTDKB20U38
This Prius has a bad gas engine and am getting ready to replace. AllData (and I'm sure others) say to drop engine/ECVT out the bottom. Looking at it, it seems that the engine should be able to be removed out the top and perhaps with less effort. I haven't done...
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit S 2.5L Gearshift VIN: WVWAA71K69
Hi everyone The customer bought this car at auction with minor front end damage and immediately determined no 1st or 3rd gear. I looked at it and tried to perform gearshift adjustment. When releasing one of the cables I found one of the cable ends broken and ...
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...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 BMW 128i 3.0L ESC traction control VIN: WBAUP73548
So finally got this one out the door. The only way I was able to view data was with the Launch. Although it would kick me out intermittently I was able to plot all four WSS at the same time and view while driving. It was a bit of a pain as it would drop o...
2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT 6.2L Mechanical VIN: 3GYVKNEF6A
Thank you for all the replies. Ended up doing a little guess work, since this problem didnt exist before repairs I ordered a new set of lifters. problem fixed, vehicle has over 100 miles now with no oil consumption.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNF21F31
Thanks for the replies. I did not fix this one. I didnt shoot the parts cannon at it to hopefully make it happen. I had everything to the ECM that was supposed to be there, cam signal, idm signal, there was not a aftermarket chip in it. One suggestion was the ... Trouble codes: P0603, P0605.
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFW1EF1B
Replacing fuel pump fixed this one. When looking at the short term fuel trims they would go outside of the + or minus 10% for just a blip when the problem was occuring. It was so fast it was almost hard to see but they would go as for as 40% on the rich and th...
2012 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 2FNDK4JC2C
i truly appreciate all the help tips but customer decided to trade car so i didnot get to do any repairs,
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Drivers door VIN: 3GTU2EC4EG
well Armando was right on the money.came in Saturday to connect ac delco program on my truck.after having power up,log in issues,then update time wasted./while waiting I tried our x-diag tablet scanner.took 5 minutes to clear window learn values and the progra...
1993 Honda Civic LX 1.5L No Start VIN: 1HGEG8552P
2014 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNRL5H69E
Thanks to everyone who spent their time trying to help me. Thank you Maynard,Frank,Bob,Lewis,Winston,Benjamin,Dave,Steven,Richard,Harry,Gordon,William,Ryan,Irvin,Bill,Michael,Wakil,Rick,Reno,Lester and John. I have to apologize again for omitting test results ...
2004 Hummer H2 6.0L starter VIN: 5GRGN23U74
after checking and rechecking the pcm was not grounding the crank relay.we installed a new pcm as of this date checking with vechicle owner he has not had any problems.the pcm solved the problem.
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 5NPDH4AE5B
The customer was surprised this car was a flood car, and the sharpie message about mildew on 9/17/2013, just before they bought the car from a dealer, they want the dealer to explain this. The wife's restaurant boss knows a mechanic who will work for burgers a...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L compressor VIN: 1J4GA59108
Thanks to all that replied.Swapped tipm did not fix problem.Swapped cluster and fixed vehicle!Very poor trouble tree for this code and problem-only really fixable by wiring diagram and help from IATN.By the way you can use a used cluster-no anti-theft problems...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L compressor VIN: JT8BH28F0W
Well i had to Mcgyver this one! Steve [...] I believe is right with the 1 volt supply & .5 up and down on scope. The ECU is not providing this voltage so i conclude that it is internal to ECU. Funny thing is that if i place a large round magnet at rear of comp...
1991 Mazda Miata 1.6L Timing VIN: JM1NA3518M
This was a really strange problem, that was not rectified to my satisfaction. Checked cam timing at least 3 times, and it's right on. Had some conflicting information in some of the replies, specifically the I and the E positions. The 4 and 7 O'clock marks ...
2008 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Keyless entry VIN: 3N1BB61EX8
Thanks to Timothy for his reply. Could not communicate with any modules unless I jumpered B+ to ign run circuit. BCM was setting key codes and bus code. Car belonged to used car dealer. They sent their lock man out but he couldn't do anything. Car gone to Niss...
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BF30K02
The driver of this vehicle is the son of a regular customer. It's also his first car. So I felt I may be receiving inaccurate information from the son's inexperience. I asked him how he restarts the car after it dies, does he step on the accelerator and he sai...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1RS53D81
ok guys i have apoligize to all of you in frustration i made this post .some of you are totally correct i did need more info, and had it,just was not believing what i was seeing like i said 60 psi at rail,fuel trim [...] ,app sensor and thottle body was go...
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