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2006 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDG74F86
Car came in with sign on dash display Brake lining and No parking brake. Looked at pads and all 4 are low, needs replace. I scan the brake module and found 00473 - Electronic connector Parking brake module J540. I know that the rear will have to be retracted w...
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93485
This bimmer came in with a po171 and I cleared it and it took 400 miles to return, this time it had po171,po174 so I replaced the parts listed above. The long term trim is 7.8% on both banks so I know this light is coming back, short term seems to be mainly le... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1997 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1442V
checked misfire and found #2 in current and #4 in history, has new plugs, comp test is 125 in each cyl. check cam and crank sensor signal output at sensor. spark advance stays at -50 all the time. repaired one bad ground at bellhousing bolt but did not fix pro... Trouble codes: P300
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2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDX13E61
We Changed Ignition Module, Coil Packs, Ignition Wires, Spark Plugs, Evap Sensor, O2 Sensors, Exhaust From Motor Back, Mass Air Flow Sensor. Went For Test Drive Car Stalled While Driving, Hooked Up Scanner Had Codes For Mass Air Flow Circuit In Put Low , Air S...
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2002 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Cam & crank signal VIN: 1C3AL56R32
Vehicle towed in / running rough, stalling & bucking. Managed to drive into bay, barely. Vehicle initially had DTC 1391 for "no cam or crank signal / intermittant" stored. Observed cam & crank signals w/ Modis. Crank signal intermittantly dropped. Replaced wit...
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1998 Dodge Avenger 2.5L nuetrals out VIN: 4B3AU52N8W
This trans works perfectly for the first 2 miles then goes to a nuetral situation while setting the P0700 code which says to replace TCM.My question is, is there anything I need to check before having it sent to the trans shop.There is no trouble chart for thi...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Cruise Control VIN: 1B7KF23601
Hi all. This is my own truck and the cruise has stopped working. I have no codes. When I press the on off button the cruise light comes on. When I press any other button nothing happens. I have hooked up a scanner and the switches are working at the PCM. I als...
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1989 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10A9K
hey guys, my last resort guys. can't wrap my head around this one, need your help. i'll try to keep it brief. truck came in with two problems, occasional hard start and then occasional poor running/stalling. With the help of the fix database here, i changed ou...
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2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L fuel pressure VIN: 2FMZA52404
Vehicle would not start once or twice a week after driving for 10-15 min had to let it sit for a few hours. Always had spark and fuel pressure. pump not running now,has 6.40volts only going to pump is this correct voltage? pump not running? Will a bad PCM Powe...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L fuel pump pcm fuel heater VIN: 1FSKMEEJU7
hi all, i hope someone out there has seen this before so i can get some direction on where to look. this bus came in on a hook, died on the road. found no crank shifter will not come out of park unless key is in the off position but unlocked. found fuse number...
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1993 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L no up shift VIN: 2GTEK19K7P
i just replaced tranny its a 4l60e, with a rebuilt tranny. made sure all electrical hookups are done. have scanned tranny and engine for codes, have no codes, electical componets for tranny seem to be working according to the scanner the truck worked fust fine...
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2002 Mazda MPV LS 3.0L Misfire
Hi guys I need a bit of help with this 1.Seen quite of few of these units with misfiring problems but having trouble finding a fix for this 1.Engine is misfiring on #4&6 cylinders constanly on misfire monitor(only codes set po304 and 306).fuel trims at approx ... Trouble codes: 304 (misfire on number 4 cylinder), 306 (misfire on number 6 cylinder)
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33443
Mini Techs: We have got a situation where the oxygen sensor was shorted to positive code 2096...we put another oxygen sensor in and the same thing. We sent that new oxygen sensor back to the dealer and got another factory oxygen sensor and we got the same thin... Trouble codes: 2096 (Oxygen Sensor bank 1 short curcuited to positive)
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2004 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Electronic VIN: 4A3AA36G13
Hello everyone I replased the engine and ever sinse i have a problem with the transmission goin into limp mode. when you start it works fine but when you come to stop the transgoes into limp mode, it also has a crank sensor code and a cam sensor code, ive repl...
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2000 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L alternator VIN: JN1CA31AXY
help!!!car came in 3 months ago with a dead battery. replaced battery, alt was charging about 14.0. car left and came back the next day dead. alternator was charging, but after sitting running for a while it will slowly lose charge. replaced with new bosch uni...
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1993 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L tachometer VIN: JT2AT86F9P
OK, here's a weird one. This 93 Celica has a tachometer that reads WAY low. At idle, it's barely above zero, and when you get going to maybe 2500 rpms, it reads a thousand rpms on the gauge. Now the faster you go, the higher the tach reads, but it's almost lik...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: YV1AA8849L
This is for Volvo Guru's. This volvo idles smooth at cold start up and runs fine, but will not pass 25mph on the road like a rev limiter is on. Feels like plugged exhaust. Tried two mass airflow meter from worldpac, same condition, check sensors, all appears o...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUF78E26A
Thanks to all that responded and Everyone who talked about the crankcase breather/pressure regulator valve, nailed on the head. My problem was just as several people have described, I got the wrong one. I ordered from my Audi dealer and provided him the vin# ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507.
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4HR54K1Y
I purchased a Four Seasons Compressor, it came filled with oil, so I drained its oil into a measuring cup to find it had more than five ounces of oil in its crankcase. Once the Four Seasons compressor was installed the nightmare finally came to an end! It ...
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L caliper VIN: 1G1YY3180H
we did check suspension, ball joints, swapped tires, replaced brake hoses 2x, calipers 2x, and after 2 weeks of torment, i can only assume abs hydraulic control unit is the culprit, however customer will not go for the 1700.00 part. i give up ! i want to tha...
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1998 Chrysler Intrepid 3.2L idle to0 high VIN: 2C3HH56JXW
FIRST OF ALL THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES. ALMOST EVERY ONE SAY VACUUM LEAK. SMOKE TEST. LEAK WAS IN EGR TUBE. OPEN THE INTAKE FOUNT SEAL WAS MISSING. WHEN TECH INSTALL IT HE DIDN'T CHECK ALL SEALS. GET NEW SEAL PROBLEM FIXED. THANKS FOR ALL YOU SPECIAL GUYS WHO SPA...
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2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck TRX4 5.9L trailer lights VIN: 3D7KS28C46
At this time the customer has not fixed the truck. He has decided to take it to the dealership and have the module updated & see what that does, like one member suggested. Thanks to all who replied.
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE30FXX
Thanks to eveyone who replied. I dont' have a fix because the truck restarted on its own. Before it did, I rechecked injector wiring harnesses. Rescoped camshaft position sensor signal. Inspected ECM and injector driver wiring harness and plugs. Pulled out fue...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPX14515
Truck not fixed (yet) but we are sure we have the problem pinned. One note, the fuel trims got much worse than the last posting with bank one hitting -31% and bank 2 at -7 %. I found a TSB about injectors that would stick intermittently while running. Ive neve...
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2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L cluster assembly VIN: 2FAFP71W96
Hello Fellow technicians. I thank all of you for your great and important information. This car has been in 2 fender benders. The grounds inside the vehicle under the kick panels were in good shape. I also checked the condition of the connector at the cluster ...
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1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L srs VIN: 1HGCG5653X
Thanks Gentlemen,, Always a pleasure to have the support of the membership I could not remember the sequence to reactivate the Driver's airbag SCS Connector tool installed into MES connector. SRS light comes on and goes out-removing service connector tool lig...
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1997 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Cuts out VIN: KMHVD14N5V
We did not get the vehicle to act up but the customer wants to bite the billet and try a crank and cam sesnor, after testing for a week. So far so good. Trouble codes: P1665.
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L head lights,tail lights VIN: WDBTJ56H89
I was unable to get a good wiring diagram for this vehicle and the customer wasn't being very patient.They wanted vehicle.If customer brings vehicle back or we get info on what fixed it I will post.Thank You everyone.
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Airbag light on VIN: WMWRE33403
Thanks to Dave and everyone else that offered helped. The car is fixed. All of you are right. The new airbag computer needed to be coded. We coded the new airbag computer with the factory GT1 software and the airbag light turned off.
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2002 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: BF2FFREDEF
Hey guys thanks for all the useful info the truck has not returned for me to try any of the fixes. Will put a updated post if it returns to try some of the great info you all gave thanks philip
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L front pump VIN: WP0CA298XW
New pump is in and trans is operating nicely. The torque converter bearing surface cleaned up well after removing the seized bush w/ a puller. With zero info on repair procedures, the process has a bit of a learning curve but once the puzzle is figured out, it...
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2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L oil pressure VIN: JTEDP21A64
Thanks for all the input... I had replaces the oil pump and screen. Pressure came back and oil light is out. Again, Thanks Scott
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L Compressor inop. VIN: 3VWSE69M45
Thanks to the few who provided their input, someone rewired the 4 pin connector above the oil filter housing which supplies the ground and power to the A/C, but also supply's power and ground for the high pressure power steering switch for the P/S. The ground...
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