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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZZZ4E84
This Audi A8 L Quattro will rough idle at cold start up for about [...] and during that time engine light will flash for about 15-20 seconds.Could not find any vaccum leaks.Please help. Thank You Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean - Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean - Bank 1)
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
This car came from another shop, see related repair history and I'm loosing it on this quad 4. Idle it runs rough,engine bucking back and forth. Misfires on all cylinders and just of idle, misfires do not show on misfire graph but can see the engine still rock... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC13Z8X
1999 dodge 1500 has code p0132 for o2 sensor 1 shorted to voltage and p0138 02 sensor 2 shorted to volage. installed new o21 and code came back so I began testing the circuit. Scan tool reads 4.7 volts for the o21 at 188F @ 2500 rpm. When the vehicle enters cl... Trouble codes: P0132, P0138
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FT0F15YXP
I have a powerstroke thats got me second guessing myself. It is our secretaries and i have to keep her happy. Symptoms: Didnt want to start cold. Glow plug relay cycles but had 5 out of 8 burned out. No brainer?? I replaced the glow plugs, valve cover gaskets ...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Conv. Top VIN: 1FALP45X9V
Hi Ladies and Gentlemen. I got coerced by a good customer into putting a convertible top on His wife's pristine '97 Mustang GT convertible. We do mostly Foreign car mechanical repairs and while I have done VW Cabriolets, Masdas, Bmw's Tops ETC, this thing look...
1999 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FTRX17L6X
Pulled head on passenger side, replaced head gasket and had head fixed and checked for cracks and flatness. Reassembled everything and truck starts right up seems ok. I perfomed a power balance check (with ford computer) and cylinders 1,2,3,4 show a drop, but ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L5X
put your thinking caps on! its a trouble-free vehicle since new until a week ago when it died at a stoplite, would crank but no start. towed into shop. pcm 30amp fuse to the left of the steering column was blown. replaced fuse and it started, only now with a p... Trouble codes: P0305
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP444YF
I replaced the engine with a used unit. The engine has a vibration at idle that gets worse At 1200-1500 rpm, on acceleration or deceleration. The vibration stays there above 1500 rpm but levels back off like at idle. The engine was out of an automatic. The mou...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Warning lights VIN: 2FM3TH9042
This Windstars warning lights (mil,abs,srs,etc) will rapidly flash. I haven't experienced this but the customer calls it quite a show. All the lights are blinking and there is corresponding clicking which I would assume are relays. He said the last time it hap...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU17W04
Thanks for any help. Vehicle came in with CEL on and no other complaint. Checked air filter-ok, cleaned MAF. Haven't found much to go on. Would really appreciate some help. Even though both sides seem a little rich, it only throws a right side code (P0172). Cl... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich bank 1)
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L engine coolant VIN: 1G3WH52H01
I am searching for any tips to help in replacing the coolant crossover pipe gaskets on this vehicle. I thought this would be fairly easy until I see the crosover pipe and rear exhaust mnifold are one piece. This looks like a VERY hard job. YUCK. Can anyone hel...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L turn signals VIN: WPOAA29972
This car came in with no turn signals whatsoever. The hazards work fine however. Upon checking the fuses, I found the 15 amp fuse B6 to be blown. As soon as I put a new one in the right power window went all the way down on its own. Now this fuse also supplies...
1995 Toyota Corolla DX 1.6L Parking Lights VIN: 1NXAE09B6S
Hey Guys, thanks for the help in advance. The parking lights, headlights and tail lights do not work on this corolla. The high beams work on "flash" only. The turn signals work and the brake lights work. I am getting no running lights. This does not have DRL. ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L No Start VIN: JT3GN86RY0
thank you and here it goes guys and girls. vehicle cranks does not start, checked for codes none were found.checked data pids for rpm, ect, maf, fuel pump, ctp/tps switch. all pids were good except for rpm and fuel pump. while cranking engine there was no rpm ...
2007 Toyota RAV4 3.5L shifting, MIL VIN: JTMBK32V37
Anyone having PCM issues with these new RAV's. I know they had problems with the older ones. I know MIL codes will set other warning lights on, At least VSC and TRAC. Not sure if they will set 4WD light to come on. Really only concerned with P2741 and C1241. E...
2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Interior light VIN: 9BWFP21J43
hello everyone i got this golf here with the interiorlight and doorlight not working when the left door opens (right side ok). after checking the doorlatch switch and wiring ,both ok, i started looking for the comfortsystem control unit to see if my signal fro...

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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L First up shift VIN: WAUDF78E86
Missing hardware for the right side transmission mount was responsible for the shudder under intial load. We learned the car was in a collision 2 years ago. I suppose it would have been a good idea to interview the customer about the history of the car more ...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Ducting VIN: 2G1WF52E54
Hi there, Customer took this car home and tore it down himself. He said that he found a mouse nest in the duct work blocking a door. once he cleaned it out things worked fine. I would've liked to have the job but he had no money and plenty of time to do...
2000 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46XXY
Sure enough. I got an oe camshaft and the car is fixed. The inverted dowels were in a different position for the cam sensor trigger wheel. Thanks to all who helped in this repair. iATN Rocks! David
2002 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R12
Thanks for all the help guys, we replaced the NVLD and the car hasn't come back. Thanks Again Chris Trouble codes: P0441 (evap purge system performance).
1994 Ford towtruck 7.3L glowplugs VIN: 1HTSAZRMEK
thanks for all whom responded installed new glow plugs and problem solved thanks again to all
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F01
Thanks to all that replied it was the cam sensor. I could see the tach move sometimes and sometimes not while cranking and starting and stalling.
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: SAJEA03V13
Great help from iATN members, thanks a lot. It directed my attention to the transmission, specifially the torque converter. Found out from a friend in the tranny business that this ZF 6sp did have a problem with lock-up clutch linning coming apart. Also I real...
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L l rear speed sensor VIN: SALTY1245Y
even though the sensor and harness had the same resistance as the other rear wheel, changing the sensor with the updated overlay harness, which goes one piece to the slabs controller under the right side of the dash, fixed the problem. I am not use to replaci...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Hesitation VIN: JT8UZ30C0N
Thanks for all the suggestions.reajusted tps sensor,did not change situation.informed customer that his maf sensor might be problem but he did not want to spend any cash on vehicle.havent heard from him since.
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2R
Hello Everyone this is david this vehicle is still not fixed yet completly. but the engine harness and throttle actuator fixed alot of problems the only thing left is the rich condition. Smoke tested entire system and novacuum leaks. Fuel pressure regulator...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L improper decell VIN: WVWPD63B62
arter testing out any data inputs that i could,I swapped out the the throttle housing and did the readaptation but still no good. I swapped the ecu from another car but it would not stay running because the inhibitor chip in the key was not recognized by the n...
2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Cuts out VIN: YV1RS59V14
This car needed an updated fuel pressure sensor to fix its intermittent stalling and rough idle. Thanks to all who responded with helpful information. This car came in on a Saturday afternoon while I was busy with other vehicles and people. Code P0193 is skipp... Trouble codes: P0193 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Cicuit High Input).
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