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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N02
Hello Folks, This car is driving me nuts, The Secondry Air pump never runs when cold . Yet I can run all out put test with Vag and everything works. Does this not tell me the Ecm is ok also? The only thing I can find is in data blocks for eng, is temp cold is ... Trouble codes: P0411
1992 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out
This one has me pulling my hair out. Customer was starting vehicle by either kicking or hitting tank with a hammer..Okay, simple, fuel pump,Right? Changed fuel pump (Delphi) starts. Runs good for about 1 min. starts surging. Almost dies. Fuel pressure 16-20psi...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L starts and dies VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
This blazer has a steady security light on, even with key out of ignition. Vehicle will start and run for a few seconds,then die. When spraying fuel down throttle, vehicle will run good. Ignition is firing, starting and running. Fuel pump does two second prime...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Heater Hose Fitting VIN: 2G1WF55K84
Trying to locate the two steel fittings that adapt the heater hoses to the top of the belt tensioner. They are leaking (rusty & seals rotted). Found this out when we replaced the tensioner. Dealers & parts houses in the area keep sending the lower plastic elbo...
2001 Dodge Intrepid ES 2.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R01
put on a new water pump and now the car has a p0352 AND 355 codes i have checked wires to computer and to the asd relay swapped coils and still nothing idles when cold but has a cylinder drop out every once in a while. but when warm it wont start. could a time... Trouble codes: P0352, P0355
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine VIN: 1FDWF36P57
This truck was towed in from another repair shop for a no start concern.They replaced the oil cooler but still no start.checked and found icp pressure was 0psi.No oil at oil filter while cranking.Removed and found oil pump scored. Installed new pump and front ...
1999 Infiniti Q45 4.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNK3LBY31A
We replaced ignition coils with dealer part. Checked wiring as suggested by alldata. I even try another used computer The code sets at second ignition cycle. Identifix as no idea and we try to run a wire from pcm to the coil which had a drift waveform signal,(... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition signal not received)
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 4JGBF71E17
Customer drove to shop with complain noise happen sometimes under the hood. Determine it was air suspension pump. Order air compessor from dealer (Part#164-320-12-04-05) and 5 prong aftermarket relay replaced.(after install I went home without checking the res...
1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L No Start VIN: JA3AY31C7V
Vehicle drove into my shop by another tech from another shop. Sat overnight and will not start. Customer complained vehicle would not start when cold and stall when coming to a stop sign. Apparently it runs great otherwise. This information was by the previous...
2003 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N6DD26S72
Customer returned after vehicle that was repair for enginge light regarding egr more mil but poor driveablity loss of power up hills and at idle no codes did clean out egr passages.Vehicle runs rough at idle like missfire but no codes, we did perform s...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Transmission VIN: 1G2WP5210W
This should be a simple one for a GM parts guy. I have a customer with a bad trans in his supercharges Pontiac GTP. I also have an Olds Intrigue that has been wreched. My question is can I put the non supercharged trans from the 98 Olds into the 98 supercharge...
2005 Toyota Camry 2.4L Timing chain friend did cylinder head on a 2.4 camry. It was done because it had an external coolant leak on the back of the cylinder head. Upon reinstalling the head the car was a no start. It would crank but couldnt get it to even try. I looked at it for them mark...

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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L ABS system VIN: WBADT43451
I couldn't get any answer about brake pedal setting, but just by plain observation I took again a quick look at data on brake pedal pressure and was 0 when pedal not pressed and about 1-2 bar when just slightly step on the pedal so I decided to move forward an...
1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F9T
A big thanks to all who responded. I did check the EBP sensor & tube. The tube was not clogged & the sensor reading was 14.2 psi KOEO. I also compared the EBP PSI reading to BARO & MAP. All were within .5 psi of each other. I also checked the CAM sensor &...
2003 Honda Civic DX 1.7L RH Headlamp VIN: 2HGES16873
Many thanks. As many of you said, it was the drl module. My local dealer had one in stock. As I was told grey box under left side of dash. Thanks again to all.
1993 Mazda Miata 1.6L driveline VIN: JM1NA3511P
Thanks to everyone who responded. This Mazda is fixed. We changed the clutch with a different brand. I could see nothing visualy wrong with the clutch but we changed it anyway and the noise is gone. I have talked to a tech. that specialises in Miatas and he wa...
1994 Mazda MPV Passenger 3.0L No Start VIN: JM3LV5233R
hello, thank you,thank you.i don't have to drop the tank.i removed the middle seat and the carpet like you folks said.the access cover is behind the front passenger seat with letter F.i got power and ground,i like to add Eric said the MAF must open to power t...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no crank and won't shift out of park VIN: WDBJH82J91
I received 8 replies for this E320 problem all of which were helpful and pointed me in the same direction. As recommended I did replace the stop light switch first since it is inexpensive, simple to change and has a high failure rate. It uses 2 seperate intern...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Stall VIN: 1N6AA07B24
cleaned the throttle plate and performed relearn procedure. vehicle drives good and no stalling. thanks again
1995 Oldsmobile 88 Royale LSS 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HY521XS
I really feel stupid about this one. This is the first (in a long time)time a GM car needed a personality key plugged into the OBD-11 connector. I was looking too hard & didn't completely read the tutorial when hooking up the scanner. Found codes po 321 & po13...
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