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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAVG76040
Hi, I hope this becomes a case of IATN to the rescue cause I might of met my match this time Vehicle BMW 320i N46B20B 4 Cyl (Has valvetronic system) I know you guys didn't get this version but you know engine basics still apply It's Pinging!! yo...
2010 BMW 335i 3.0L dash, obd VIN: WBAWL7C51A
Looking for a bit of help on where to head next to diagnose above or thoughts on where and why we've lost power to the above
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RDGBG0C
vehicle has codes p0018 , p0019 . Replaced cam sensor bank 2 , no change . repaired and replaced left front cylinder head ( burnt valve # 6 ) . Cam sensor codes still there . relearn procedure multiple times to no avail The intake cam 1/crank differential ... Trouble codes: P0018, P0019
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L air bag VIN: 1FDXF46F8X
we have an 1998 -99 ford f450 air bag light is on code 33 checked part # [...]-ac . Code 33 is a per-tensor code truck does not have a per-tensor only drivers air bag and a seat belt light. Finley found a conversation on installing a...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Ball joints VIN: 1FTSW21RX8
Hey guys, thanks for your time. Gonna put upper and lower ball joints in the front axle. I've heard different opinions on aftermarket vs. Ford o.e.m ball joints. I can purchase the moog units pretty resonabley but i'm wondering about any quality issues tha...
2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L Engine VIN: 1FMCU0HX2D
Vehicle came in on a hook. It ran with jump pack connected and sounded healthy. Serpentine belt shredded due to a locked up water pump. It wrapped around the timing belt and melted into the ac and alternator pulleys. It also melted the idler pulley. We rep...
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L steering VIN: 1FT7X2BT6D
It acts up when your going over 50 mph and hit a bump in the road. Vehicle will shake violently. You feel like you are out of control and you have to slow way down for it to stop. I've heard it called the death wobble and that sounds about right. The owner...
2016 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0L Viscous Clutch VIN: 1FMCU9J95G
This low mileage Escape has developed a gear type clicking noise from rear end on take off. Turning left or right same noise. Can't duplicate it on the lift. This vehicle has a viscous clutch in front of rear Diff looks about the same as Toyota Rav 4 When ...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L mil light VIN: KM85C83D31
vehicle came to us after being failed by two other shops they had already replaced cluster with used unit and ecm with used unit i checked buklb in cluster good vehicle runs fine but without light ny state will not issuie awaiver any ideas would be great t... Trouble codes: P0650
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D85
hyundai techs. can anyone tell me if the upstream 02 should be a 5 wire or 6 wire? the upstream sensor has correct plug,but i noticed the harness has 6 wires but the sensor only has 5 wires. Trouble codes: P2626 (linear o2 sensor pumping current trim circuit/open b1s1), P0030 (o2 sensor heater circuit problem)
2011 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCN4AC1B
Car will drive around town all day long with no code until it crosses 55mph and the O2 monitors kick on. Fuel trims look decent except long term part-load is pegged at 25% no matter what, even if I clear adaptives. O2 appears to be working properly, smoked... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
2006 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L cooling fan VIN: JNKCV51F06
Hello all. I replaced a thermostat and lower hose due to leaking. Cooling fan cycles on at 206 and turns off at 198. all is good until you test drive. Temp climbs to 210 and high fan turn on and forever runs without cooling engine. stop car and it runs wit...
2010 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L Suspension VIN: SALMF1D41A
Hi, Truck came in with fault code C1A04-1C,right front sensor-voltage out of range.Suspension worked fine despite code.Scanned sensor and had 0 v.replaced sensor using genuine LR part # [...] and now vehicle suspension stays in extended mode and will...
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Epc asr VIN: WDBFA67F6T
This car doens't fit much with alldata locations and diagrams. For example infrared module N54 was located beneath glove box, bot in the trunk. When starting the engine, sometime right away, sometimes you have to drive couple yards to have EPC ASR warnings... Trouble codes: P1747 (Fault in CAN communication with TCM), 132 (fault in TCM), 135 (fault in TCM), C1022 (Fault - CAN ECM - traction control)
1997 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 6MMAP47P0V
Greetings fellow IATN members, I would like to thank in advance anyone who takes the time to read this. Being as how today is my lucky day I have this 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante I get to look at that came with a MIL on, code P0400, EGR flow out of spec, and ... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow)
2011 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L pcm/win VIN: 3D73Y4HL7B
I have done some investigation on the internet and find that the ignition system has gone into what is referred to as a hard lockout. My understanding is that the truck has to go back to the dealer to be "reset". My question is what exactly is the dealer d...
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L No Start VIN: JF1SG63647
Has no spark or fuel injector pulse autel will not communicate when trying to crank engine over. Identifix says could be starter. But was going down road when cut off. Tried crank sensor and fuel injector resistor. Spark plugs where fould installed new. Ra...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R8V
this thing runs good all the way to 4000 rpm then it starts acting like a rev limiter is kicking in and it dont matter the load or throttle input. everyone keeps harping on the crank bolt being loose or a crank sensor bad. Ive put 4 new crank sensors and a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, No Crank, No Comm. VIN: 1G4HP57248
It's fixed,PCM was faulty. Thanks to all who offered relevant help. Caleb thanks for the call and Timothy thanks for the confirmation on the possibility of a used PCM. I did get a used PCM that was pre-programmed. Car actually starts faster than it used to (le... Trouble codes: P1160, U1000, U1010, U1000, U1400.
2016 Cadillac Escalade Luxury 6.2L fuses VIN: 1GYS4GKJ2G
hanks guys great tips as always front differential actuator motor was shorted replaced actuator and fuse road tested all good thanks again.
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser LX 2.4L Stalls then no crank VIN: 3A8FY48949
Thanks to all who contributed ideas. Removed TIPM and opened case but found printed circuit board and IC's were sealed in epoxy and wiggle test was ineffective. I was able to find donor TIPM from another car on the lot. Stalling corrected. Starts every time. ...
2012 Chrysler 300 3.6L Battery VIN: 2C3CCAUMXC
Thanks for all the replies, yes the alternator did fail getting hot and we wanted to replace the cable to it, but the drop from the bulkhead to the alternator was not excessive even at 130amps (0.2v), so it was declined by the owner at that time, not ideal but...
2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Monitors incomplete VIN: 1ZVBP8FF2C
We decided to run out the negative time remaining on the Total Time ECU Active PID timer by leaving the vehicle KOEO with a battery power supply hooked up for the two weeks necessary to get a positive time. It turned out to have no affect on anything relating ...
2013 Ford Explorer Limited 2.0L Support Bracket On Passenger Side Axle Shaft VIN: 1FM5K7F99D
Thanks again guys... I thought I had closed this.. the fix info is in the Update box... Thanks again. John
2012 Nissan NV3500 S 5.6L MIL Lamp on, Van runs perfectly VIN: 5BZAF0AA3C
Thanks, Michael and Brian. I did check Vacuum leaks, Exhaust leaks. None found. I mentioned about the 2 rear O2 sensors stayed put at 0.2v. In fact, they did switch to 0.45v after 20 min running. I mention it to the customer and suggest him to replace the sens... Trouble codes: P2098 (Post cat. fuel trim system lean B2).
2011 Ram Dakota Big Horn 4.7L engine VIN: 1D7RE3GP3B
I just wanted to provide a little closure on this. Have had 2 transmission shops provide little useful info other than it's an internal issue and maybe a solenoid block issue -- but they have to tear it apart to be sure. Both won't give estimates without a tea...
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5TFRY5F12A
removed trans and reluctor wheel was installed wrong as many had suggested thanks to everyone for the help Trouble codes: P0015 (camshaft position b timing overretarded b1), P0016 (crankshaft camshaft position correlation B1 Sensor A), P0018 (crankshaft camshaft position correlation B2 Sensor A), P0025 (camshaft position timing overretarded B2).
2011 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWMN7AN6B
The rear main seal was leaking as several of you stated. It did not leak smoke on our initial smoke test, most likely due to the completely blown out timing cover seal. However, once we sealed up those leaks, the rear main leak revealed itself with my ... Trouble codes: 00769 (Cyl 1 Misfire), 00770 (Cyl 2 Misfire), 00771 (Cyl 3 Misfire), 00772 (Cyl 4 Misfire), 04506 (Fuel Pressure Sensor G247 Malfunction).
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