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2013 Acura ILX 2.0L Charging VIN: 19VDE1F79D
Vehicle came in with charging system malfunction light on & battery light on. Performed basic battery, charging system test. Battery good, alternator charging. Belt tension looks good. Scan tested & found DTC's in PCM. P16E2 ACG LIN comm error, P16E3 Batte...
2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.0L Engine VIN: 1G4GD5EGXA
Car came in with P0016, P0017 and P0172. Changed all timing chains and cam actuators for both cams on bank 1 after using scan tool to actuate both the solenoid and then cam actuator. Was able to clear code long enough to perform test. Data pid for exhaust ...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 3GNFK16R4W
4wd drive high will engage, 2wd and auto will engage, go to put vehicle in 4 low encoder motor engages then cycles and defaults back to 4 high, checked power and grounds and did have 5 volts at encoder motor. mode switch does light up and indicates 2wd and...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14866
This one is killing me (P0171). All issues are at idle, fuel trims are acceptable at cruise and under load -3 / 4 STFT and -3/ 3 LTFT. At idle the fuel trims will show 0 STFT and 5/ 8 LTFT at times which id not bad, but will intermittently go to 0/ 3 STFT ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Third Gear VIN: 1GCGG25V87
Hello fellow techs, Thanks for taking the time to read my call for help and responding. I'll start by saying I am not a seasoned veteran of transmission rebuilding but I know enough to get them done and make them function, so please bear with me if I'm ...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N16
Good evening techs, A customer brought this Ford Mustang in after purchasing at auction and he said the reverse works at times and when put in drive it would slowly engage. Noticed that the transmission gearshift lever was not 'locking' into positions...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFW1ET3B
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some information on this 11 F-150, 3.5 ecoboost vvt system. I have this one that is setting P0016 intermittently and when it does it lacks power and throttle response. I checked the cam position pids at idle and they were all u... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam/Crank corelation error bank 1 sensor A)
2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L Valve cover VIN: 1FMCU0HX9D
Have a larger oil leak on the backside of this engine, and we think it is the valve cover. It looks like quite a job. Anyone have any experience on this job? Thanks!
2014 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAHP2E85E
Hello IATN. This Taurus is a head scratcher for me. After a PCM swap for an inoperative maf the car wouldn't start. I got spark and and smelled fuel out of the tailpipes. Compression sounded good when cranking. Front 3 plugs were wet with fuel and looked w... Trouble codes: P025B
2016 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.5L body VIN: NM0LS7F70G
b1492:00-2f No air bag light on .No codes other than the one showing . Using Ids but do not see any thing wrong in the data stream. Code will not clear .?? Thanks in advance
2005 Lexus RX330 3.3L Instrument Cluster and Information Center VIN: JTJGA31U45
1) The fuel level indicator on the IC will stick at 3/4 full if the tank is filled all the way. If you only fill up to 1/2 full, it will stick at 1/4 full. 2) The information center mpg meter pegs at 99mpg for both the active "live" reading as well as th...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2ZU66P0Y
vehicle came in with blown headgaket on bank 1. it was decided that it was blown past repair and we decided to put used engine in it. had the heads off the used engine machined, replaced head gasket, and all gaskets. reinstalled. customer does not know if ... Trouble codes: P0304 (misifre cyl 4)
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73599
Thank you for taking a look! This Mini has been condemned by the Mini dealer, they say it needs a motor because the valve seals are leaking so badly the Mini code 2786 rich mixture at idle is coming up. I do see it being rich at idle but it only gets exces... Trouble codes: 2786 (Mixture rich at idle)
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L No start VIN: WMWMR33549
Hello to all the mini gurus. I have this 2009 Mini Cooper with a standard trans. The vehicle came in from another shop. This is the words from the customer (1. Was driving fine but then back break light wouldn’t turn off so it drained the battery 2. Passen...
2010 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF2SH6CC9A
a remanufactured long block with timing components was installed. when driving vehicle under hard acceleration between 4000-4500 rpms the check engine light and traction light will flash and then go away when you let off the throttle. no hesitation felt, n... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
2003 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L 1500rpm idle speed VIN: 5TENL42N03
Vehicle came from another shop tech had replaced ISC, PCV valve still had high idle, called asking for advice and I said it might be a vacuum leak. He checked and found none. So it came over to me. I checked for vacuum leak with propane none found. Pinched...
2010 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L Hvac VIN: 4T1BF3EK3A
car was towed in for no throttle actuation.found blown fuse.attempted to clear codes after fuse replacement. Battery died before codes cleared. Service advisor then told me that tac problem occured after customer tried to jump start car. Replaced battery a...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L Brakes VIN: 3VWEF71K97
Hello fellow techs! Vacuum operated power brake boosters are fairly trouble free, at least that has been my observation over the last 40 years or so. The ones that I have had problems with were fairly easy to diagnose. A lack of assist followed by a hiss...

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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK13RXV
Hi all. Thank you for all your replies. All were used but no results in the getting this Tahoe to run. Due to work load and holidays (and being this is my own vehicle and not a customers car) in the last month I have had little time for diagnosing this problem...
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.5L Battery VIN: 1C3LC65M18
Well, after several times of testing I couldn't pinpoint the cause. Even though I listed that I checked the amp draw on the Neg cable after sitting for a few hours and pulled fuses for no change and I listed checking voltage across the fuses, I did it again 2...
1958 Ford Thunderbird 5.8L No 2-3 shift
Well, I hate to not provide a definite fix for this but a couple of things are hindering that, #1 I'm helping this older (82yrs old) friend in his garage with only floor jack & stands and no heat and it is winter. #2 He doesn't want to drive it on salted roads...
2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1FMCU9HX1D
Vehicle is back on the road! Thanks to all for the help and tips. Luckily I did not remove timing belt once I noticed the crank gear is not fixed to the crankshaft with a keyway. I also did not crank engine. I read what info I had, posted on iATN and then ...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L immobilizer VIN: 4S2CK58W94
This car had a key failure about a year and a half ago, I found my old work order with the pin on it. The local locksmith could not get a pin either. This is the second time the car has been towed in for a key problem. The 2 keys we made for it last time were...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L line replacement VIN: WDBHA28E9R
Thanks for all the help. Benny [...] the link you sent took me to the Mitchell 1 sign in page and we dont have that. Aaron [...] we just had a line leaking by fuel filter and just didn't wa...
2008 Pontiac G6 3.5L chugs VIN: 1G2ZG57N48
We replaced the torque converter. The problem did not go away, it has lessened greatly. I can still get the car to act up, drive 50mph, slow to just above 40 and accell easily. Now it feels like a slight misfire, missing only once or twice as opposed to jer...
2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L IMS bearing VIN: WP0AA2992Y
thank you very much for all the info looks like these motors should have the timing inspected before doing the ims bearing i related all info and my landlord, he is still trying to decide what to do about it i learned a little about porsche but will stick to m...
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Many VIN: JF1GE76639
There was a high resistance connection in the left kick panel connector for the harness that runs along the drivers door. You had to unplug the connectors to look at it and then you could see the burned part. Cut out the connector, soldered back together with ...
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L prndl,guage,misc VIN: JTEHF21A83
thanks for all your input.no sun roof but does have roof rack.i,ll have to get my head under dash next chance I get.no indications of flood damage.i googled toyo,s for water leaks.it appears they have had quite some problems there.this will the first one I,ve ...
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