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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKC68DX1
Hi everyone, This vehicle came in for a OBD emissions test to find mil light on. Scan pcm to find P1479 brake boost vacuum system mechanical malfuntion intermittently. PO411 Secondary air injection system faulty flow and last PO011 Camshaft adjustment malfunti... Trouble codes: P1128 (bank 1 system to lean), P1479 (brake boost vacuum system mechanical malfuntion intermittent)
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KD54Y51
Vehicle overheats and boils over and after several miles of driving boils out coolant , I replaced surge tank cap and still had overflow and overheat,I removed and tested t-stat in hot water opens at 190-195 F. , I filled with coolant and purge air out of syst...
1993 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L system fault flashes every 15 seconds VIN: 1G1YY3PXP5
Vehicle came in shop with ABS and Brake light on. Repaired hydraulic leak. Brake light and ABS light went out. System fault light will not reset - flashes every 15 seconds. No information available in ShopKey or other sources. GM conputer cuts off at 95.
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L limp mode VIN: 1B3EJ46X6V
any help will be well appreciated.
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Z8Y
I need helP!! The vehicle have a new purge control valve and leak detection pump, code p0441, came back along with two pending code p0441 and p1494, We smoke tested and found no leaks, I attempted to blown on lines with compress air and found no restriction, t... Trouble codes: P0443, P0441, P1494
1992 Ford Thunderbird LX 5.0L ABS accumulator and pressure switch VIN: 1FAPP62T8N
We are looking for a parts source for the accumulator and pressure switch. Our tests confirm that the accumulator does not hold pressure. In addition, the pressure switch will occasionally NOT turn the pump on, as its contacts have excessive wear due to accu...
1992 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCA11U9N
Hi gang, we have an 92 Aerostar van 3.0L. We performed engine swap with donor van that customer had supplied. The donor van was a 91 Aerostar. The problem is, 1st we didn't have communication, swapped in 91 ECM and re-established communication. I hear the fuel...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L oil pan VIN: 1FTCR10U1R
hey guys im trying to get the oil pan off this truck. i have mitchel on demand and have followed the instructions dist out==right i beam out==i have taken exhaust off==front of engine is off==i have jacked the engine up as far as i can and its not even close t...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L anti theif VIN: 1FAFP56U86
im losing my ass on this one with key on anti theif light flashing rapidly nonstop no crank battery checks out good did the relearn proced by removing #22 fuse at the battery juntion block for 10 minutes it just doesnt seem to reset help!!!
2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L Rear brake locking up, wheel speed sensors VIN: 1GDHG31R62
Rear brakes locking up, rear brakes have been checked and adusted multible times, no ABS codes stored. Brake system uses dynamic rear brake perssure control, useing abs module for perssure control, as well as a comination valve. Problem is most noticeable whe...
2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L door locks VIN: 2HKRL18692
Hi everybody, This is my first time posting a question on this site so i my make some mistakes but i hope to find some help. This Honda Odyssey is giveing me a lot of trouble tryng to find out why the driver door lock actuator is not operating. All other doors...
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX174XT
the car was towed in with a no start. i checked fuel pressure and it was at spec. it has injector pulse. it has no spark. the strange thing is the check engine lamp is flashng erraticaly and the battery charge lamp is flashing the same. the fuel pump relay in ...
1994 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1N4BU31D2R
Greetings fellow techs.I have this nissan that is confusing me.Vehicle has recent aftermarket dist before we got it.Anyway here is the problem.The car almost always takes a long time cranking before it will fire.Once it fires it idles fine but on a road test w...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E55
Have friend has 05 Max for nostart saw posts about ground strap and coils repair ground strap check coils OK still no start[cranking fine even with broken strap] saw posts about NATS security lite out key on no codes in eng compt try to see if locked out in da...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L slave cylinder VIN: 1G2NE12F72
Replaced the master slave with OE parts. It comes in one assembly. I replaced it for leaking at the slave cly. and car came back two months latter, dealer warenteed the part and now it's back again one month for the slave leaking again. What is wrong with Me o...
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P24
So this customer bought and drove this truck from Washington state to New york. He has had it for 6 months now and all we have done is an oil change. I performed the oil change about 3 months ago using 5w30 mobil one and all has been well. Customer calls and s... Trouble codes: P0011
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L squeal VIN: 3VWCD21C41
Recent used car purchase by customer. Looks a tad rough but I've seen worse. They thought they had a transmission problem, and had it rebuilt for this noise. Noise still there, now my turn. I'm not positive, but it seems to be a squeal from the pressurized tur...
1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4841C
Hello fellow Techs. This is one for the Volvo Gurus I think. 1982 242. No start. no fuel pressure / no injector pulse. Good ignition spark. noted that no fuel pump or injection signal while cranking. Located fuel pump relay and "main" relay over left side of k...

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2001 BMW 320i 2.2L Misfire VIN: WBAAV13491
1988 Chevrolet S10 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCBS14E75
Thank you to all who responded to my plea for help. Phillip from Illinois and Dave from Ontario were on the right track. We revisited all the vacuum lines and checked the TB base and EGR base gaskets with no apparent concerns. I decided to look again at scanne...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNCT18W0Y
Thanks to all that replied, its finnaly fixed! I found a bad ground from the battery to the frame. The eylet on the ground cable was corroded making a bad contact causing a 3.5 volt drop in the ground circut. I cleand the eylet and the where it contacts the...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Starter relay VIN: 1GCJC33G63
thanks to all who helped. It was the igntion switch. The funny thing is is that I checked the purple wire pin 69 at pcm and it had ignition voltage when cranking and I also replaced the transmission range switch prior to trying the igntion switch. the igni...
2003 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L front brakes VIN: 1CHG54LU3H
Removed power booster and master assembly. Had to mount in vice and seperate with hammer corrosion build up in back of master cylinder caused front brakes to apply while driving. First time I ever so this much corrosion on a master cylinder. Added a vaccuum fi...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14M2T
we replaced ECM with used one ($100) new one was $410 road tested several times all is well! note: ecm had signs of moisture and corrosion on outside of cover on lower side, we put some sealer on the firewall cover rubber surfaces. this is a Oregon 4X4 it... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0141, P0155.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF21F5X
Thanks for the replies folks, I finally got it. I borrowed a cylinder cut out box for 7.3's from my buddy at Ford. I have been meaning to make one I even have the 40 pin connectors to do it. But time is factor. Once I hooked up the box I took off the intake pi... Trouble codes: P0269 (Cylinder 3 Contribution Failure).
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Steering VIN: 1FNYU93Z36
Well, as all of us do time to time, I looked too hard at this lastest power steering leak. As I have had a rash of issues with this power steering curcit, this latest leak was just a fauilty hose o-ring from ether my tech or new defect. The car has had no iss...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L vibration VIN: JHLRD78852
Thanks to all those who replied, I loosened all the motor mounts and shifted everything to the left and then the right with no change. I made sure that the Honda tsb regarding the limiting tabs had been performed properly (thanks Nicholas)I loosened the cradle...
2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66553
Thanks for all the help guys and gals. This one is fixed. I called customer next day and the light was off. It is now one week later and still ok. The fix on this one was to replace the rear sensor with an oem sensor. I don't know if these are better but from ... Trouble codes: P0134 (rear air fuel sensor bank 1 sensor 1 heater), P2251 (rear air fuel sensor bank 1 sensor vs line high voltage), B1010 (b1006-), B1006 (b1058-), B1058 (b1059-), B1059.
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRAS08W73
Ok it turned out to be that the cylinder 3 coil shorted out and damaged the ecm,the other thing I'm afraid what if the other coils go bad in the future ,replacing the ecm every time could get very costly.
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C94
hello everyone once again iatn is the best tool to have in your tool box. engine was slightly out of time on the intake camshaft side but more disturbing is ewhere did 4 quarts of oil go to? engine was bone dry underneath and oil last changed whenever-customer...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L esp system VIN: 4JGAB75E02
Hello,Well the car is fixed and it was easier than I thought.The repair was just corroded connection on hydraulic unit for abs located under previously leaking windshield washer solvent reservoir. Where I was confused was not on the code so much as the d...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Oil cooler leaking VIN: WDBNG78J42
Well sorry to say that I asked for a few specific items and ended up with very vague replies. This engine is 137.970 in a 2002 S600 This job can be done fairly straight forward. "Yes" both cylinder heads have to come off to access the Oil cooler in the v...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 2.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2G3AJ51W6K
Thanks to all that replied. After chasing all your suggestions down, the following was found. Injectors all ohmed out normal.spray pattern and atomization appeared good with no drips or leaks. Fuel pump produced significantly more volume than was spec...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BK4351W
There is not a test port on this gem. Tapped into evap. line at intake manifold. Filler pipe was the fix. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0440.
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M62
Everyone said it was either the small guage wire installed for the update or the coil. Ended up being the coil. I havn't had trouble with the STI aftermarket coils but apparently there are a LOT of brands with issues. Thanks for responding. Trouble codes: 17763 (open ignition cyl), 17769 (open ignition cyl), 17772 (open ignition cyl), 17776 (open ignition cyl).
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