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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...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L can't complete obd2 VIN: 1GCEC19VX1
Hello fellow techs. We have a 2001 chevy silverado that failed the emissions inspections due to incomplete monitors. Customer said he replaced battery 2 months ago, since then, no repairs have been made, vehicle runs good, no check engine light on, we connecte...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP14J0R
Hello and thank you for reading this. This car will idle up to 2600 rpm between shifts. Only does it when warmed up. cold it works good. I dont have acces to a breakout box but i did do a smoke check and replaced the egr valve due to leakage. There were no oth... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle air control)
2004 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43P94
This vehicle was towed in,quit on the road.Vehicle will start and run,but after about two or three minutes of running it will start missing(cylinders on both banks)and rpm will just start dropping until it quits.Monitor icp and ipr while trying to quit and icp...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG65822
first thanks to all for the help. i have my dads 02 honda accord 4cyl 5spd. About 3000 miles ago it started skipping so i plulled the plugs and they were worn out. OE cap and rotor and wires as well 155k 0n them. so ii replaced cap rotor wires plugs. After doi... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303

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2002 BMW 316i 1.9L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBAER11020
Hi there all Sorry to have taken this long to respond to your replies, all was good information that you sent me. The thing is that the owner decided to take the car as is for the moment, due his other car was parked, and he couldn't wait for the tranny sensor...
2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNCS18X93
i flushed the core both ways with warm water and air until it flowed free and all is good for now. customer is going to get some money together so we can replace the lower intake gaskets and core
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L readiness monitors VIN: 1GCEC14V64
Thanks all that replied, Most of you were dead on. After talking to my local dealership,(fortunately I went to high school with the head service writer), I decided to put in new PCM. Problem solved. I know a few of you went through a little extra trouble to he...
2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: WD2YD64213
ok the fix for this vehicle was the egr valve,however it was replaced at dealer during recall of intake manifold{intake leak causing engine fire?] i was not comfortable shelling out the bucks for egr valve without ability to confirm failure. important things t... Trouble codes: P1403.
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52205
I recieved alot of useful help on this, I was not aware that the water problem letting water intrude on the pcm could also let water in the trans wich was my problem. Let me be clear at this point, at no time did i see signs of water in the fluid! it was not...
1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L No Crank VIN: 1GKFK16R9X
okay what we found after going over this several times, is that whoever installed the aftermarket alarm tied it into the DLC and had a burnt diode tied into the power wire. i had removed the brain of the alarm earlier but it seems to have already done the dama...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L No Start VIN: JHLRD18611
Thank you for all the awesome advice. The general consensus was the coils die on these model year Hondas. I ordered a coil and before I installed it grabbed my meter and verified injector pulse. Removed the coil and inspected it - did not see any burn or ar...
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P55
First, thanks to everyone who helped out on this. The P0441 was caused by the evap purge valve which sits on the front of engine towards the left head. I think what gave me so much issue here was my unfamiliarity with the product, and the awkward terminolog... Trouble codes: P0441.
1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BJ6334R
Since the weather has warmed up the vehicle has not acted up. The customer is not interested to further diag. Thanks for all the great support and advise. Mark
2005 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Sunroof VIN: JTEDP21A25
I ended up putting in a used assembly we got from a junk yard.. got paid 3.5hrs plus 1.0 diag not enough time in my book but thats alldata for ya thanks for the help all.
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