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2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E76
Hello all, Vehicle came in with low power and check engine light on. We had numerous codes for fuel pressure. After inspection of cam lobes, we found a broken shaft on the high press fuel pump and intake cam lobe worn out. We replaced the intake cam, high pre... Trouble codes: 00001
2004 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y44
OK so SES light is on & off sporadically for past couple of weeks. Strangely enough it passed Maryland State Emissions Testing just a few weeks ago. I do not have a Gas analyzer sorry for that, I know it would be helpful to know what the gases are doing. (any ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P1372
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire, VIN: 1GNDT13X4T
Truck came in for misfire. Cust had replaced plugs wires cap rotor and coil. The issue is there is arcing all over the place. It is arcing at the coil at the boots and at the plug wire looms. I Personally have not seen this on new parts. I think it might be a ...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Abs VIN: 1GNCS13WXV
Thanks in advance, Per TSB, removed wheel speed sensors & cleaned mounting surfaces. Not really much corrosion or rust build up, but cleaned sensor mounting surface & backing plate-to-spindle surfaces anyway with wire brush in die-grinder. No change! ABS pump ...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Tailgate Chime VIN: 1GNFC13097
We have a 2007 chevy tahoe lt-customers complaint is that while driving rear tail gate will chime that it is open,door lock and rear hatch lock have been disconnected it will still chime gate open,any help would be appreciated.Thank you in advance.
1998 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL45H2W
Car was brought in hadn't run in almost a year. Others had worked on car but could not make it run. Found broken ground wire at trans side of front head below loom. Repaired and vehicle would not start. Still no spark. Probably broke by others. Removed distib...
1999 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52NXX
Hello from TN, We have a Sebring here with the 2.5 v6 that keeps eating egr valves. Every time it comes in the little disc inside the egr valve is missing. Has anyone had multiple failures like this before? Vehicle runs excellent, well maintained. no other cod... Trouble codes: P0401
2001 Chrysler 300M 3.5L long crank VIN: 2C3HE66G71
this car will have a long crank if let sit for more than an hour. when it does start feels like it has a miss for a few seconds then clears out and runs fine. found no codes stored. replaced fuel pump twice because fuel pressure would drop below 25 psi within ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Z4X
Good morning everyone, Todays problem is a vehicle that I was given after being at several shops for a stall when running and then won't restart. Takes about a half hour to four days for the issue to happen again. Will not start for about twenty minutes to a ...
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Stall VIN: 1B3ES56C75
This car will start and stall after it does it a couple of times it will start ok and also it will start fine a lot of the time with out the stalling problem.Put fuel pressure gauge on it never leaks down no codes when car runs it runs fine and it don't matter...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L abs VIN: 1FTEX14N7P
this ford truck has been a real pain. 1st, came in with a wasted tranny. the driver (company truck) stated it was shifting all over the place but it seemed better if the o/d off was activated before the failure. we o/hed the trans and replaced the radiator. ...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W5R
This is running me crazy! Daughters car, ran great on 45 mile trip,until got off of highway. At stop sign car started running like on 4 cylinders for about 30 sec. then ok till got to house, has been running bad ever since. At idle runs ok, when i give it gas ... Trouble codes: P1747
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34F9V
Need some help with this one. Vehicle was towed in, batteries dead from customer trying to get started. Charged batteries and pulled codes. Glow plug circuit failure. Found glow plug relay bad. Replaced relay and checked on time. (30 secs). vehicle started fin...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission VIN: 1FAFP53255
Hello everyone, I got this 05 taurus with an intermitent problem.Customer states trans jerks and at the same time gauges drop for a sec.and then everything is normal.Checked codes and found 13 codes([...] relation to af sensor,p0113 IAT CIRCUIT,[...] INT...
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L no power VIN: 123UNSURE4
hello all! im blown away by this one. vehicle has no power. takes 4-5 seconds to free rev engine (bog sounding) and will barely make it off the line without stalling. not at all drivable. here is what i tested. fuel pressure is 40 at idle and 50 at 3500 (sta...
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALHV1242K
After recent engine replacement, vehicle actually ran great.then in about 3 days it wouldn't even start at all.cked and replaced defective distributor due to no spark because of seized up shaft in distributor. After replacement, vehicle will start but not norm...
2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L power takeoff pulley VIN: SALFS24N78
Hello Group, This Land Rover has a power takeoff that is engine gear driven.Attached to the pto is a pulley that drives the alternator via a small rubber ring. My problem is that the bolt that holds the pulley to the pto keeps coming loose,after approximatel...
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L auto door opener VIN: 2T2BK1BA5A
Hello everyone, I have this lexus that was sent to me from a body shop. The rear door was replaced and now the automatic door opener does not work. Alldata says the back door close position needs to be reset. Does anyone know how to do this? Do I need a dealer...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L engine
i make a road test and when you stop the vehicle it starts heating up but when you start back it comes down to normal,but this is because you are moving because if you stop and acelerate it to 2k the temp does not go up,so i took out the termopstats to make a ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L ABS communication VIN: YS3ED49ZX3
Replace ABS ecm w/ new unit, problems remain.
1995 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 4TAUN61C3S
Truck has a surge in power and bogs down going uphill at 2000 to 2500 rpm until you acclerate harder then it begins to pickup power. Customer has been chasing problem his self and replaced all mentioned parts. Fuel pressure and tps stays steady as does timing ...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V42
Im running out of idea ltft b1 35% stft b1 between + 5 to 15 % ltft b2 14% stft b2 -2% to + 2% Trouble codes: 171 (B1 lean)
2007 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine VIN: JTDKB20UX7
cannot get the engine to crank or start in diagnostic modes. engine will start on hoist, in gear, and will run in gear for 10 to 20 mins, before losing power,and then will not restart. does not crank. Engine never starts in park or in diagnosit modes, cannot g...
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L Air Conditioning and Heat Controls VIN: YV1R561RX2
Hi Guys, this seemed simple enough,a regular customer going on vacation, check engine light comes on; code po352- "Ignition coil fault"- customer agreed to replace all coils and spark plugs, installed Bosch coils from Worldpak and Irridium spark plugs. Car d...

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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBACC0321W
thankz everyone for the time and help after replacing the crankcase ventilation valve it was all great, thanks to steve that nailed it. i erased code and ran for 50 miles and took to it back to inspection and no problem. mass airflow sensor was recently repla... Trouble codes: P1174.
2004 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEK12T24
Thanks for the great replys.The problem was a leaking fuel pressure reg that is part of the fuel pump.Replace pump and all is well.Thanks again.
1999 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES47Y2X
I am still waiting for this customer to bring the vehicle back. I am going to repalce the ECM with a new one and install the latest updates. I will post the results once i have the car back and finished. Thank you everyone for your help. Trouble codes: P0304.
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP36P93
You guys are great !!! Thanks to all. I couldn't believe on a car with only 96Kilo. or 56000 miles that it would be the timing belt . This car must have sat for a long time as the alt was seized as well, but we had repaired that before .Turns out that the ...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L gear box VIN: 1FTWW31P86
I removed the gear box and it wouldn't turn found the pitman shaft had dropped down about a 1/2 in. causing a bind. replaced the gear box and no problems
2005 Honda Accord DX 2.4L Surge, High Idle VIN: 1HGCM55465
Thanks for all the suggestions. I accidently left the key in the on posistion over the weekend and drained the battery. After charging it the car ran fine. Haven't heard anything different from the customer.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S11
Forum , Unfortunately this Black Cloud still hovers above me. First of all Thanks To all who have responded. I was unable to verify the customers complaint. The gentleman took the vehicle and went to another shop. Very frustrating! Lots of time and effort for ...
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L compressor VIN: JM1BK32F38
Hi all thanx for the replies the car started to work on its own I do suspect harness problems I wiggled everything to no avail this car came in from another shop with the instructions to spend an hour to an hour and a half and if the end is not in sight stop s...
2007 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E87
since all wires were good &throtle new the only thing left was the PCM took it tothe dealer put a new one now is running thanks to all that helped Trouble codes: P0121, P0122.
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