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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL is on VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi Fellows, After replacing Front left level sensor,we did fix the go down all the way of front suspension ,but the codes can't be cleared in both 34- Level control and 55-Xenon range. We are using the Ross-Tech 908.1 software. DO you Guys have any idea ? Than...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L steering system VIN: 1G4CU5219S
This has a power steering flow control valve at pump, as does any non supercharged Park Ave to control assist. Question is this steering (grand Touring Suspension)always requires more effort to steer than a regular P Ave, have they always been this way from ne...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G1FP31F0K
While I was checking for injector (#3) pulse with noid light the engine started. As soon as I plugged it back into the injector it dies. Engine will start if injector is unplugged. This injector tested at 2.5 ohms. The other injectors I could get to tested bet... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Mixture Indicated)
1997 Ferrari F355 GTS 3.5L abs VIN: ZFFXR41A8V
Hello Ferrari Techs: We have got an ABS light coming on especially after the vehicle starts rolling. There is a blink code for this light I believe, and it does blink in a rhythm of two blinks then four with the key on. I don't have a manual on the system so a...
1992 Ford Ranger S 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A6N
This one is sorta weird. Truck came in with misfire, no signal from ignition module to rear coil pack, had one circuit toggle but not the other. Replaced the module and misfire went away. Now when you drive the truck cuts out like key shut off then back on int... Trouble codes: 222 (IDM missing)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTH25F6VM
dont have a guage but oil pressure seems good fuel pressure looks good maxes out at 50psi at guage port. scan test shows v-pwr at 12.3 volts pulse witdh around 3.0 cranking rpm 294 or better but ipr pressure at 2400 psi runs on either what am i missing talked ... Trouble codes: P1212 (injector control circuitcranking not detected), P0304
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146W
Thank you in advance for your assistance, Vehicle sets code p1451 which my guide says could be wiring, evap canister purge valve or ecm. My problem is I don't do much of this type of repair. I can't find the valve or the canister on this van so I could check t... Trouble codes: P1451 (evap system-ctrl valve fault)
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FDW234PR5
Vehicle was towed in and customer just simply does not want to fix. I charged the battery which was totally dead from sitting and cranked the truck. I had 45 PSI fuel pressure and spark. Truck would nto start. So after scanning vehicle I had a 1260 code which ... Trouble codes: 1260 (pats)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L pcm re-flash VIN: 1FTSS34P25
I need some help with this diesel vehicle. I make a repair for egr valve and cooler. I need to reflash the pcm with new calibration. I have Ford Module Programming with j2534. I make at least 3 or 4 reflash weekly on gasoline engines. Iím following all instruc...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Hesitation VIN: GHYTTTDR12
Its a 6 cyl BF falcon owner experiences no engine response when pressing throttle, engine maintains normal idle for about 1/4 throttle movement and then engine starts to respond vehicle in good condition and fully serviced, Have tried disconnecting battery for...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L no transmission shift VIN: 1FDA57R88E
has code P0657
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L lacks power VIN: 1FMCU02Z78
The concern is that the engine respond is slow when pressing the gas pedal then slowly picks up.Same problem when starting from standstill in first gear then runs fine until you stop again and restart in low gear.A new fuel pump & filter installed did not fix....
1988 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L Low Fluid Pressure VIN: 2GTEK14K4K
Thanks for all your help guys, IATN is the best.I have a 700R4 w/auxiliary valve body, First overhaul low reverse clutch was burned and planetary gear set was damaged ( lugs for friction discs were worn ) forward clutch had alot of heat in it, seemed pretty st...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L cam shafts VIN: 4S2DM58W72
hello fellow techs.this isuzu came to me with compression gases being pumped into the cooling i removed the heads and then sent them to my local machine shop i left the cams in the heads machine shop told me they would remove and reinstall them.i put...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L wndows/locks/mirror VIN: 1J4GW58N3Y
right side door windows inop with individual door switches or drivers switch cluster . right side front and rear and left rear power locks inop with drivers switch cluster or pass side switch , only the drivers door lock works with the d/s switch . right sde p...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
Ok, this car has a trans cooler leaking, the bottom of the cooler got hit & that line goes to the trans. Can this cooler be bypassed & an aftermarket trans cooler be added to eliminate the leak? I ask this because the trans cooler has an extra line coming from...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L wipers VIN: WDBRN47J82
this benz came in with the wipers in the up position. if i turn them on the #1 setting they wont work. settings #2 and 3 work fine. turn off and still end up parking in the up position. fuses and relays are good. boss doesnt want to spend time since we have ve...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L cold upshift VIN: 4JGBB75E36
Hello Mercedes Benz techs everywhere.I just purchased this vehicle for myself and i have a few concerns with it.First of all when I start it cold and take off I have a flare up between 1st and second gear.I stop right away and take off again and everything wor...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B11
Came in with rough/surging idle, check engine light on, and higher speed surge (3000rpm) Check for vacuum leaks (smoked through fuel pressre regulator vaccum port and plugged intake hose before t body)No vacuum leaks found. Test maf with lab scope. Determined ... Trouble codes: P1128, P0102, P1103
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L headlights, turn signals, shift inlock, transmissi VIN: YVLTS97DOX
Weird electric problem, with engine running at times no headlights, turn signals, can't get shifter out of park and after driving for a while transmission stays in fouth gear. With key on engine off headlights turn signals and shift interlock ok. At times haed...

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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUBB28D5X
thank you all for your response,almost every one was right,customer purchased own battery from junk yard first,because they did not want to pay my price and now they spend a lot more,the pcv system and connecting hoses were replaced by me as well as new batter... Trouble codes: 1545 (thrttle position sensor).
2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA73464
After cleaning the hoses and the recently replaced vent valve we shipped the car. The car has been gone over 3 weeks and the fault has not returned. As a point of information, a loose gas cap or leak in the evap system would not have set this code and no othe... Trouble codes: DME (276D- Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system), 276D (Function check tank ventilation- Tank venting system).
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52K94
I want to thank the people that sent helpful replies. It was incredible but i found the cause of the P0171 code. There was a vacuum cap missing from the manifold to power brake fitting.A 1/4" vacuum cap fixed that. I am going to wait on the intermittent stum... Trouble codes: P0171.
2005 Buick Rainier CXL 5.3L acuator VIN: 5GAET13M75
sorry for the delay ,,, customer after several weeks brought vehicle to dealer as we quoted price for module and reprogramming ,,, customer thought our estimate was too much so decided to have dealer charge several hundred dollars more a...
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W9V
Well, I ended up pulling the upper intake off to look at the injectors firing. Only 2 of six were spraying and one of those was dribbling. I condemned the fuel injectors after double checking all grounds. The customer believes the van is not worth the repair, ...
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2G1WH55KX1
The BCM replacement was the fix. I replaced it with an AC Delco reman unit. I borrowed a Tech2 to program the new unit. Everything went well til i was doing the anti-theft relearn. On the last key cycle the battery died. I hooked up a charger, left it overnigh...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R4Y
I changed the flywheel from the 2000 (old) engine and put it on and she fired right up. The engine is not running well, and I know it's because the cam sprocket is different; that's for tomorrow. You need to make sure these flywheels are a dead-on match! Do... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of CKP or CMP).
1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X5W
Thanks to all, removing the upper intake was the only way to acess cmp sensor. Also you can only remove syncro shaft this way, WOW what a pain in the rear! the Dorman kit I purchased had the necessary alignent tool. Not A bad job when you get there. Thanks ag... Trouble codes: 340 (cmp sensor).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP53S7X
thank you everyone,i hook a milliamp probe to the battery pos and had 570 milliamp,you know started pullin out fuses until i narrow it down to the 5 amp fuse that goes to the radio intergrated unit,this unit has the radio and a/c together.put the fuse ...
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