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2006 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Tpms VIN: WAUEL94F06
Today we are dealing with a 2006 Audi A6 (C6) with a TPMS issue. Problems started after installing a new tire/wheel package from Tire Rack. The tire/wheel package included new Beru 433MHz sensors. The new sensors were learned/reset using the “Learn New Tire Pr...
1993 BMW 318i 1.8L engine VIN: WBACA5316P
This E36 with a M42 engine came in sounding like a new VW diesel and then would sound like a old VW diesel. All the time it had a whirring sound that speed up with engine rpm. The diesel sounds were not temp or rpm dependent. I disconnected the ac, wp, ps and ...
2002 Buick Century Limited 3.1L booster VIN: 2G4WS52JX3
install new brake booster vehicle had hard pedal and making hissing noise under dash did not fix problem has same symptom.
1996 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1YY22P2T
I had an intermiten miss in the idle. previous owner had replaced the waterpump and the distributor cap and rotor. as you know...the LT1 it is quite a job to do this. previous owner told me that she then sent it to the mechanic and they replaced the distributo...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 HD LT 6.0L steering wheel VIN: 1GCGK13U76
this is a well maintained 4x4 1500 hd.steering wheel has a shAKE or back and forth wooble at most speeds that mostly goes away braking or have been rotated and balanced with no change.this all started at 30k and has got worse yearly, now at 70k re...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23K87
Hello when the truck was first here. It cranked ok the first 2-3 times. Than it would not crank at all. The compalint was and still the same when it came back. Going down the road highway speed stall out the cluster would wig out,trnas go into limp mode,and no... Trouble codes: P0700 (Trans requset mil), U0073 (T.c.m. Bus a off), U0100 (Lost comm. With ecm/ pcm a), U0102 (transfer case), U0140 (b.c.m.)
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L thermostat housing VIN: 1C3EL55U61
it is now back for the 5 th time since that repair and is leaking at or above 14 psi from the side of the thermostat housing and this will be the 4th housing that we will be replaceing??? the original housing from the dealer and the next three were aftermarket...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L can data VIN: WDOBE74508
Hi everyone, long time listener/helper,first time caller anyways...truck dropped off yesterday afternoon for MIL on with a P0672 (glow plug ckt) which I will be dealing with on monday. My real problem is that im trying to get comm with all modules (using snap-...
1989 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hydraulic system VIN: 1FTE14Y4KL
Hi guys, We've done many of these but for some reason this one doesn't want to function right. After replacing a leaking clutch master cylinder and a leaking slave cylinder we bled the system and have been trying to acheive a good pedal to no avail. Having on...
2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU16525
swapped coils plugs and injectors to another cylinder check compression 155 psi swap out coils with new check valave timing sensor clean mass airflow check all wiring to coils pcm and injectors Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0351, P0356
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starting VIN: 1G4BR82PXR
hey fellow e have problem with this car the problem is the car start after 7 or 10 sec the vehicle runs perfectly so any timm you start the vehicle it th 7 to 10 sec no cod find any help
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine VIN: WDBUF87J26
looking for some help. I have a 2006 E350 with a 3.5 272 enging. I just installed a new balance shaft and the car runs like a watch. one thing I noticed is that ocasionaly I get a noise at start up. dosent really matter if its cold or hot. it sounds timing/val...
2004 Nissan Quest S 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U54
please a little help . missfire on slight aceleration keeps setting p0301 any ideas. Trouble codes: P0301
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L shifting VIN: 1G8AJ52F33
this car goes into limp mode --has a code po 966 -pc solnoid circuit ? I sent him to 2 transmissions shop and they want to do whole unit -1 did not even know if it was a cvt ir aisin unit ] according to my snap on modis a 4 door is the Aisin trnamission , we a...
2007 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L ride control VIN: WCD2343334
hi guys sorry about wrong vin no. i have a 2007 land cruiser.the fault is in the ach system.The off(orange)light is flashing all the time in the dash and suspension is stuck in normal mode it will not rise or go down showed up faults as above will not clear. W...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Timing marks VIN: YV1SZ58D02
Volvo Tech question I am installing a new belt and cam seals, dealing with VVT on exhaust cam which I have tool for alignment. My question is: the crankshaft is supposed to be on TDC for #1 cylinder? if it is then the 2 little notches on crank gear dont line u...

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1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Gear Engagement VIN: 1GCHK34F6V
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3HC56G8X
Thanks for all the replies. The customer did not want to continue diagnosis but he was not unhappy... apparently we are the third shop to look at this and tell him the same thing. If he calls in to let us know the fix i will post it.
2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L instrument cluster VIN: 1B7GG2AN61
So much for the humble pie on this one. I ate the whole bakery! Put in new timer module and still no go. Freaking impossible! Started from scratch and found fuse 14 in fuse box (which is for the instrument cluster) missing and the fuse 16 fuse which is sup...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Glow Plug VIN: WD0PD54435
Thanks for the help guys. We were unable to get our hands on the tool to look the crank at TDC (10 day wait) So we ended up having to tow it to the dealer. We'll be ready for the next one!
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20P24
Hi all thanks for the help. After reviewing all of the responses, i checked the follow: sync-no, ficm sync-no, ficm_mpwr 48vts. vpwr & Lpwr 12vts. I then followed the advice which was given which said if there is a Cam code the problem would be the crank se...
1995 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Temp Door VIN: 2GTEC19K2S
Turned out to be a cracked circuit board in control head. Soldered it and it works fine. Thank you all for your time and expertise. Guess other shop installed the replacement head wrong or they got a bad head.
2001 GMC Safari SLT 4.3L abs module VIN: 1GKDM19W11
thanks for identifing the ground location for me behind the dog house ! its was vary green & frayed ! repaired ground, and this time ran directly to battery negative ! fault has not returned since a week ago ! sorry for the delay in closing this post.
2007 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM668X7
Thanks to all that took the time to respond. Turn out that this car was clip in the rear and some one reverse the 2 wires leading to the VSV valve. repair wiring accordingly. Check the wires leading to the computer - ok. Follow the flow chart from mitchell. Co... Trouble codes: P0498 (Evap canister Vent shut valve ckt low voltage), P0499 (Evap canister Vent shut valve ckt High voltage).
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Rocker arms fell off VIN: 1J4GL48K63
Thanks for all the replies on this one. The customer did not approve repair, so it is not fixed. But I was able to verify that it needs to have the heads redone. When I had the left bank valve cover off I noticed that it had worn valve guides when I went to re...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L turn signals VIN: SALMF11404
Hello Group, At least I think I have this fixed.I'm 99% certain I have a bad instrument cluster.In my earlier testing on this vehicle I didn't test the rest of the ecu's on the I-bus circuit.Well,there is no comm with any of them.Thanks to Carlos from Va.rep...
1998 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0L No Start
many thanks to everyone- in the haste of working on my own/kids car,I overlooked a very basic check,--THE FUSES!. seems as though 3 were removed by last owner, when he was trying to fix radio. need fuse between key and ECU to tell it your trying to start. its ...
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 2.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G3WH14W9K
as most people suggested it was the injectors 3 of them were below 10. Thanks to everyone that responded, I thought when I installed the new ECM if it was an injector it would take alittle bit before it shut down, but I skipped a step and it bit me
1992 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2FS23T5N
Thanks for all replys! Found the evap purge solenoid in fact main problem, which it was stuck causing fuel enter the intake system! Also purple wire for O2 sensor was rubbing on the exhuast pipe causing a short! Replaced Purge Solenoid, and fixed O2 wire, the ... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust).
2001 Subaru Forester S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF65591
As all replies stated-I replaced the cat and I did inform him that the use of E85 may be the reason for the cat damage as he contiued to sidestep my questioning and that it may cause other problems as his vehicle is not designed for it's use. Thanks Again. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Effiency).
2000 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 1NXBR12E2Y
Thanks to all who replied, but this was one that seems to come down to a base mechanica timesl issue. Have considered the possibility of just a bad cylinder head causing a valve to hang at times. Starting to think the entire motor may need replacement/overha... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Lean).
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