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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L ride control VIN: WAUML44E94
customer complainds of no air ride heihgt ajustment by means of center consol control panel. By selecting the car button on center consol no menu displays on screen for its function ,it had worked 2 months ago with no problem.customer had stated that rite befo...
2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS 5.3L abs pump VIN: 3GNEC13T32
Heres a good one. Have a 2006 avalanche 1500. problem is that abs pump stays on all the time. Has 2 codes, C0267 pump motor shorted/open, c0297 pcm control fault. I checked and cleaned the ground on the frame under drivers door. I have 13 volts into module. I ...
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L charging system VIN: 1B4GP54R7V
Looking for help...This Dodge van came in with charge lite on...on checking charge system we found it to be charging full...18.2 volts and 95 amps at idle...When you start van it will idle and charge 14.2 volts for aprox 2 to 3 min. then go to full charge.. 18...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers electric window VIN: 1FTRF08L8W
The Saga of the Weird Window Hello all you Ford experts. I come to you today to make a withdrawal from you Bank of Ford Knowledge. Today’s freak show originally presented as a theft repair which required replacement and recoding of the ignition lock cylinde...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FMU18POTY
hello trans guys , i am out of the shop for two months and will only have a scanner next week . no information system is available right now , so YES , i'm looking for the magic bullet for a very good friend , or at least the proper direction to go the o.d....
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X52
blows o2 heater fuse after driving 10 min sets all o2 heater codes. no codes till fuse blows. have looked for worn or pinched harnesses.hope some ford guys have seen this problem.I mostly work on old corvettes
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXF46F22
Vechicle has vibration only at idle warm or cold. Fuel, air and oil systems tested ok. Trouble codes: P0284 (cyl.8 cont. fail / pass buzz test)
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L monitors VIN: 1FMPU16LX4
Vehicle failed emissions inspection due to lean code P0171. Vehicle is repaired & within specifications. Cleared codes to run monitors. All monitors are complete except for Evap. Multiple test drives following manufacturer procedure has been unsuccessful. Gas ...
1988 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L spark VIN: JAACH18E3J
I have been messing with this trooper for a while, like around 2 months. Its a 4 cylinder. originally it wouldnt start. and would get spark sometimes. I replaced the distributor with a used one. still wouldnt start. Swapped the relay for the ECM and gets spark...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FF68S61
hi customer said started vehicle ran rough and check engine light flashing during cold weather 0 degees f. never happened for me but had misfire codes for cyl. 1 and cyl.6 and felt a little rough idle at times. after test drive show misfires on cyl.1 at idle g... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Hi Guys, I got this 97 E320 runs perfect at idle no trouble codes fuel pressure within the spec no vacuum leak is found, i cant drive the car more than 5-15 miles/hr its bugs down & wont go anywhere, feels like clogged exhaust system, if i rev the engine at id...
1997 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L engine VIN: JA3AM44H7V
car came in customer said he changed the thermostat because engine was over heating,and still over heats.we found air in the cooling system bleed it out test drove ok not over heating but found only 10 degree drop in radiator inlet to out let and rec radaitor ...
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L abs light trac light VIN: 1G2NF52TO1
this is going to be a 2 car listing. 2001 grand am had rf wheel bearing replaced a local shop last year.about a month ago started getting abs and trac light come on for aday or week then go off for days.i did a abs scan and found new code for no signal trom lr...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, large smoke exhaust VIN: 5Y2M65896Z
Hi guys ! I received this car by towing, he dosn`t start,I replace a battery (dead) and start the engine , idle is very rough, and unbelivable smoke exhaust , NO code , I found wet plug,i change that with iridium like a OEM. Now the engine run find at idle, b...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12EOR
no start cold...plugs wet ...dumping fuel. Excessive wets plugs only happens when cold occasionally.? Has good spark,good fuel pressure?/ whats going on? have replaced coolant Temp sensor & have replaced plugs,cap,rotor & WIRES. SYSTEM HAS NO COLD START INJE...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: VV1TS92D82
Hi all,first let me say this is a post for a friend.He tell me the car was running when it came in (badly)they did basic maintenance,and put the codes.Decided to replace coil pack ,Var.Val.timimg solenoid,and oil trap.Then the car would start and die,washed th... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire 1), P0302 (Misfire 2), P0105 (Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit), P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2)

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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4USCH9345Y
Thank you all very much for the quick response. It was so very helpful and saved a lot of time. There was a loose wire connection on the valve under the intake. Cleaned and tightened connector and has ran perfect for 2 days. Best to all in the New Year ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misc misfire), P0301 (misfire 1), P0302 ([...]), P0303 ([...]), P0170 (Fuel trim), P1188 (Fuel trim).
1996 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS1442T
keys,keys,keys first of thanks guys for all the help put me in right direction,as many replies said check keys and key ways on gears timing chain,tensioner,and cam gear were new was done by another shop 1month ago,after pulling cam gear and looking closer coul... Trouble codes: P0335, P0341.
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1GNFG15R1V
Hey guys, thanks for all your help. You hit the nail on the head with the cam retard. I elongated the hole and set it to 0, the van runs great and the customer is very happy. Thanks again fellas for all your help, if it wasn't for you guys and IATN this one... Trouble codes: P0300, P0132.
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNDX03E1W
i`m not real good at testing computer cars but did find out that it idles w/o the IAC MOTOR and does not increase RPMS so being that i`m short on money i decided that if it idles w/o iac then i`ll leave well enough alone.thanks for all info and i am waiting to...
1998 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDU06E5W
After verifying o2 sensors, MAF, EGR operation all was normal, Engine vac was at 17in. Though fuel pressure was not as specified in MOD 50psi, it was 35psi i did not change the fuel pressure regulator, as i was sure it was not contributing towards a rich engi...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S84
Well got several good ideas I believe that the issue is a shorted injector signal, but Have never got the truck back to diag it. Trouble codes: P0300 (Engine misfire), P0020 (Injector 2 fault).
1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4C3AU42NVE
hello fellas, thanks for everynoe that sent me their replies,actually i havent get the chance to work on the car ,vacation ,family time,ect, but by next weekend ill go and ck the water pump , i put some coolant dye and its look like its coming from the water p...
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHJF35F7Y
Well guys this one is solved. It turned out to be a defective crank sensor. We traced all of our steps and started testing everything all over and found no ohms out of the crank sensor. Just goes to show all new parts aren't guaranteed to be good.
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHHN65FX3
Thank you all I replaced the vent soleniod and fix the problem
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L windows VIN: SALME11454
thank to all that replied specially ( polson) a hard reset was the trick,every thing works good(this car must have had some wiring problem every thing was taped!have a happy new year.
2004 Mazda B2300 2.3L Beeping noise VIN: 4F4YR12D44
Thank you to all. The general concensus was that there was a burnt bulb in the dash for the airbag system and you all were right. Thank you again.
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34364
Hello iatn members, First I'd like to list the replies then discuss the FIX. 1. REPLIES: "AAT stands for Ambient Air Temperature. A -40 value usually indicates an open circuit has occured." --- "Hi Stan. Ambient Air Temp??? Just a guess. ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature).
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L systems NOT READY VIN: 1NE6ED29Y8
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH55M2D
I have had this one out for a while. It's just been too busy to get back on here. It ended up being the ignition module to get it started. Then it started blowing the inj. fuse a week later and we found shorted injectors. Now we think we got this one finished... Trouble codes: 17 (camshaft circiut), 33 (map high voltage), 35 (idle speed error), 36 (ignition module 24x signal malf), 46 (passkey circiut), 82 (ign. module 3x signal).
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L timing chain, cylinder head VIN: 3VWPF71K05
Thanks to everyone who offered me help on this. After reading your responses and talking to several VW specialists, the problem was in deed a sludged up engine due to not changing oil. Since the vehicle came in dead I had no way of knowing if it had lost oil p...
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