× Auto Repair Pros Member Benefits TechHelp Knowledge Base Forums Resources My iATN Marketplace Chat Pricing About Us Join Industry Sponsors Video Members Only Repair Shops Auto Pro Careers Auto Pro Reviews
Join Now
International Automotive Technicians Network
Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 17, 2017
International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN) - Members Only
(Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.)
Vehicle Owners: If you are seeking an automotive repair professional to service your vehicle, visit the iATN Repair Shop Finder.

Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUFFAFL0A
hello,I have this 2010 audi a4 with the 2.0.it has code 2279 leak in air intake system. I want to measure at the dipstick with a manometer,but I do not have the correct spec.I cannot find it anywhere on alldata.I know it is a lot higher on this engine than yo...
2009 BMW M3 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSWD935X9
Hey guys, need some help here. This M3 came in with a P156f ( 27A1 ) Throttle Valve Actuator Enable Cable Bank 1 code. customer reports car goes into limp mode intermittently. Removed plenum and inspected linkage and wiring. Did not see any issues. Not muc...
1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Ride height VIN: 1G4HR52K0V
Put new rack and fuel pump/tank assembly on car . Front end was off ground for about two weeks . My personal car and I was busy and working on the side hours on it . I had jack stands under the cradle and under the lower control arms except for the last fe...
1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Ignition VIN: 1G4HP52K6W
Hi all we have this 1998 Lesebre that needs an ignition key. The immobilized had to be replaced and due to non availability of a new immobilizer we purchased a used unit. The problem we have is we don’t know the key resistance that’s programmed in it and t...
2009 Cadillac DTS 4.6L windows locks radio turn sigs VIN: 1G6KD57Y09
Toed In. No Crank Several Systems Down Windows, locks, Radio,Turn signals. Turn Key on Ck eng light on only.After about 30secs dash lights up. Can see crank signal in ecm & bcm On scanner.Can crank engine from scanner & run fuel pump. Cant communicate with...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Lower ball joint VIN: 3GNEC16R4X
I bought front suspension kit but the lower ball joint is to small it slides right in the hole not pressed in the old ball joint was a qualis d104101 the ball joint sent with the kit is a k6445 i now thier is 2 different size ball joints for this truck i c...
2011 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WG5EK1B
Customer is complaining of a rough running condition on the first start up when the vehicle is cold everyday. We verified this problem. Once it warns up it goes away. The pcm is backing off the fuel trims -25%. We pulled the fuel rail to make sure we did n... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system rich)
2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L rADIO VIN: 1ZVHT80N59
Hello to all. Have a customer that wants his 6 disc factory radio replaced with one from Ford. Can not get our local dealer to give us a straight answer as to whether or not it is plug and play or if programming is required. Don't want to find out the hard...
2010 GMC Terrain SLT 3.0L timing chain VIN: 2CTFLFEY5A
we,ve inspected/tested,noticed cam solenoid replaced was intake bk1 not exhaust as stated,anyway,have p0016&p0017, found timing chain issiue.i,ve done this on a Saturn vue redline in the vehicle no problem plenty of room,also a 2012 traverse,but that one e...
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L tcm VIN: 3GTU2NEC0G
Gonna need a dealer GM trans tech on this one. Got a 2016 Sierra 5.3 with a 6L80 transmission. Transmission shop called me because they said they replaced valve body and needed me to program tcm. Usually pretty cut and dry programming tcm on GM products bu...
2014 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: SALGS2WF7E
Recieved this vehicle with all types of running issue. Miss fires, air flow sensor codes, lean codes and noisey super charger. After all repairs only issue we cannot resolve is high idle when cold and lean codes both banks. Tested both high and low fue... Trouble codes: P2187 (Lean bank 1), P2189 (Lean bank 2)
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L heater VIN: WDBCA45D3J
This vehicle has a unique problem with the heater Interior heat is fine (hot even) at idle & lower engine speeds. Blower is ok The problem is: If engine rpm goes over 2200-2500 rpm heat diminishes and eventually goes cold and will not return until, 1) engi...
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS450 4Matic 3.0L left front headlight VIN: 4JGDF6EE2H
codes- B178313, B17ED55, B285655 and B210F14
2002 Nissan Xterra XE 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5N1DD28T52
Vehicle doesn't set any codes and this i 3rd repair attempt. Does not happen often at all. Can drive and run vehicle all day and will run like a champ. No loss of power, no stalling, so hesitation, no stumbling, no quit. Out of the blue, customer states ...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on, High idle speed VIN: 1N6AD07W56
Truck came in for transmission problems and had leaking trans cooler in radiator. Trans shop installed rebuilt tranny, flushed lines and I installed a new radiator before hooking up flushed out lines. While doing radiator job I made the mistake of cleaning... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed higher than expected)
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12UX1
Ok bear with me I really don't get a ton of these Priuses in the shop. I do like to work on them and have taken a few classes on them and am trying to learn when ever I get one most that Ive worked on were simple battery replacements. So this one came to m... Trouble codes: P3009, P3125, P3000
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L wipers VIN: JTDBE32K83
I'm hoping I've over looked something, I replaced the wiper motor due to motor noise of a bad bearing type. I was careful to mark the arm positions. I removed the motor & trans assembly & set it on the bench & was careful to install the motor arm in the ex...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Heater VIN: WAULC68E54
thanks guys for all the responses, the first thing I did is opening the hoses from heater core and blow air throught it and since like it was open so I started replacing parts like crazy with no results, (water pump, thermostat,unplug all hoses to check for bl...
2005 Cadillac SRX 3.6L steering pump VIN: 1GYEE63755
Thanks for all the help! After finding many people recommend OE pump we went big. New OE pump, pressure line and reservoir. Got delayed a day as the pulley had come off so many times it was no longer a tight fit. Filled system, placed vacuum on reservoir for a...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDXPF44517
Thank you everyone for your input. After all our test we finally removed the high pressure pump and found impeller damage. We replaced and pressure at idle was 260 bar +/- 2 bar . Thanks again. Brian [...] Trouble codes: P2047.
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1ET0B
While we located some slight abnormalities in the in cylinder waveform, no significant data suggested it was the cause of the misfire. The only data we were able to obtain that suggest a failure of any type was an injector which varied each time a relative flo... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2).
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Steering VIN: 1FT8W3BTXC
New steering stabilizer and balanced the tire. I found that our balancer was off calibration, wasn't that long ago that we recalibrated it. just happened that it was off on this vehicle. what luck. Thank all of you for your help. Jeff
2013 Ford Taurus Limited 2.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAHP2F9XD
Thanks to all for the great information. On this 2.0 TGDI, there is a coolant bypass valve mounted to the front of the transmission that directs the return heater core flow either to the water pump directly or, when energized, through the transmission warmer/...
2006 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L starter VIN: 5LTPW18506
Thanks to everyone for the replies. I ended up tracing a pair a wires from the ignition cylinder antenna to a small plastic (decoder I guess)tried to unplug it then relocated it and all was well. Must have been dealer installed option. Simple fix if you know w...
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1DX8847F
Will summarize what was done/checked. As of writing it is not finished. Will update when it comes back. Along w/ stuff i mentioned i checked in the previous posts, i also checked engine back pressure/ compression/ tps switch (idle/wot points). All that c...
1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Charging VIN: YV1AA8848L
We have found the problem! with the help of all your input and "George" we discovered it is a ground problem. battery ground was bad, ground strap from engine to body was bad. after clean up connections, re-routing the alternator case ground we have success. T...
Prev (Also Available: All, Asian, Chrysler, European, Ford, GM.) Next