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2010 Audi a3 2.0L service light VIN: WAULC68E7A
the srevice light is on and the reset procedure in owners manuel is not working. i know there is a tsb for it ,but does anyone another way so i dont have to send to the dealer
2002 BMW 316i 1.9L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBAER11020
All you BMW tech's out there, could you please help. I'm not familiar with that system. Thanks in advance.
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Battery light comes on, traction light comes on
This vehicle is a mystery to me. For starters, I have not been able to duplicate the customers concern yet... he states after driving for a while (it varies) the traction control light comes on, the battery light comes on, and the reduced power notice comes on...
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY78G55
After replacing a broken timming belt with no history on the car. Check eng light came on with a lean code , tested fuel pressure ,smoked intake,and found no leaks or fuel pressure problems at this time . Also it is at max lean at idle and at high speed . Now ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean)
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L transmission (auto) VIN: 3D7KU28663
This is a truck my Snap on dealer uses to tow his snowmobile trailer . It will slip under light loads in over drive but will not slip under a heavy load. fluid is in decent condition and has been changed every 20,000 miles, vehicle has 112,000 miles on it now ...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32E0V
Engine idles at ~1400 RPM. Desired RPM is ~665. Commanded IAC to 0% - ~50 RPM change IAC command stays at 28.13% at idle - won't go lower TPS 1.15 volts - can not find spec in Mitchell I found a TPS chart: 0 degree .65 volts 10 degrees .97 volts and so on.. O... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle Air Control overspeed error), P1000 (OBD II Tests Incomplete)
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
O.K. the Windstar is back. Originally this car came in for a squealing noise in the synchronizer assm. After replacing it with the cam sensor we started getting a P1309 code. We replaced it again with an OE and after 15 miles the code came back, we replaced th... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire monitor not completed)
2005 Ford hurricane 6.8L hydraulics VIN: 1F6NF53S74
slideouts stop moving on extend or retract. both are doing the same thing. i'm thinking they get power from the same circuit breaker. what i would like is a wiring diagram or schematic of this coach.
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52205
This van belongs to me and i dont like when i cant find a problem especially on my own car. this thing will shudder at cruise with out a load,flat ground speed and load do not change at all and it will shudder for one to two seconds and then stop. it does get ...
2011 Ford f250 6.7L antifreeze VIN: 1FT7W2BT6B
Ford techs my information system has nothing on this truck yet, and the local dealer is of no help, customer has a service coolant light on, it is full, and truck is under warranty, i told customer to take to dealer, dealer says that coolant should be changed ...
2004 Kia Amanti 3.5L Timing Belt VIN: KNALD12464
Hello all, here is a classic. The customer is a DIYer he installed new timing belt. Ever since vehicle is no start. Towed to me. i am getting conflicting information when I look up if this is an interference engine or not. Can some one who has knowledge of thi...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L shorted fuse link VIN: 1N6SD11Y1V
truck was driving along and suddenly died. Found the green fuse link by the battery was blown.. Replaced and it melted again.. This circuit is directly shorted to ground.. unplugged the ignition switch and the short goes away.. Found the short is on the black/...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L vibration dampner VIN: JN8ARO5YOW
have a coolant leak front of engine, to locate i need to remove vibration dampner. what is the approved way to remove? i've removed the bolt, belts, there are no bolt holes for a puller or any way to grab it to pull off. tried to pry off to no avail. help !!
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6334R
Interminantly when temp is cold 20 deg or lower the engine cranks but will not start. It gets one spark from coil then goes dead i.e. no spark. If contunually tried it might start after one to two hours. Once it starts will continue until you try it cold over ...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6855W
This car has me stumped! This engine sets a P0304 & P0303 at high speed and low load. P0304 sets more often than the P0303. When it sets the codes NO MISFIRE IS FELT AT ALL! The only thing that is noticed is that the CEL starts flashing. If the load is increas... Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire 4), P0303 (Misfire 3)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN33452
I desided to try a air flow meter even though there were no codes relating to this sensor, vehicle runs good and now the car has been gone sense monday. Thanks everybody for your help. Trouble codes: 328 (Misfire Cyl. 1), 240 (Misfire Cyl. 3), 239 (Misfire Cyl. 2), 202 (O2 Bank 1 control limit), 242 (Misfire Cyl. 5), 243 (Misfire Cyl. 6).
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: W06VR54R0Y
Thanks to everyone who recommended unanimously that this car needed a crank sensor. The test is very simple if you crank it and there is no rpm , it needs a sensor.
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1G1AP12PX5
Hello everyone, I would like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone who gave me some input on fixing this Cobalt. Well guys the fix was fairly simple and of course something I completely overlooked. There is two(2)square plug connectors on the wiring harness that look...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Overheating VIN: 3C8FY4BB51
Sorry for the late fix post here, customer tolk sometime to think about the price. 6k for engine, and now 2k for pcm, fan motor and radiator total to be = $8k. I give him all the time he need to think. Thank you for your info and time. Yes I did replace the ...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4GP44301
Thanks for all the help. The customer has decided to delay any repair at this time unless the problem gets worse. I think the problem is the ecm however customer not willing at this time to drop $1000 in a ecm. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353.
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L tcm VIN: 1B3HB28B38
First thanks for the replys I figure the wrecker should have been aware of tcm/trans matching especially a company as big as LKQ. Regardless i was able to locate the tcm from the same car the trans came out of. After tcm install i got a new code p0610. So i us...
2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L OD light VIN: 2FTZA54401
First of all thanks for all of the help.I am sorry I left out code decription.We chek reluctor and wires all was good tried different sensor that fixed problem. Thanks again
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40432
Thanks to everyone for all the suggestions! What ended up being the final problem was cracks in the headers at the head. I took it off (bank one) and set it up in a jig and welded them. I don't care what anybody says but this one was a multituded of issues. Ev... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank One System Too Lean).
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU16545
Thanks for the suggestions guys. We were monitoring cyl missfires and showed none. We pulled injector wires during miss and determined it was #1. Looked inside w/ boroscope several times after cooldown to see if we had antifreeze leaking in. Found none, all lo...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Wipers VIN: 1GTHK24K28
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Check trans light
As some of you suggested the frame rot thing turned into a real issue. After poking around a little i uncovered the LS rear frame rail was badly rotted through. So, after calling the Isuzu hotline, a flat bed was sent to pick up the truck at no charge. It went...
1997 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L aternator VIN: 1N6SD2252V
after checking all grounds and wire connections. we went back to the belt . the alternator belt was oil saturated and was swollen just enouch that the tension appeared to be tight from tensioner in reality it was not. replaced belt with a smaller length belt a...
2000 Toyota Tacoma Limited 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4TAWN72NXY
Basic thought was a compression issue. Compression was low at 125 pounds. Found burnt valve. Customer decided to not repair at this time. Thanks for all the suggestions. Trouble codes: P0304.
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: YV1CZ59265
Once I got a scan tool to read this, we could see computer was trying to increase Fuel Pressure. Scan Tool was an Auto Boss, it did the best job on Volvo for the price. Believe it or not we actually put two fuel pumps in from Volvo and both would drop the pres...
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