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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for January 7, 2012
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L oil leak VIN: WAUDF68EX5
have 05.5 audi 2.0t has oil leak around oil filter housing and or oil cooler anything common
2004 BMW 325Ci 2.5L drive axle VIN: WBABD33404
I have a thumping noise under the shifter .Thats sounds like like its coming from the drive axle under aceleration.
2005 BMW 320i 2.2L MIL Lamp on
Fault originally only present at hot start after heat soak period, summertime down here now. 2 days later. We now have fault live all the time and cannot clear, disconnected (brown & red wires) harness connector from valvetronic motor on top of valve cover and... Trouble codes: 2A67, 2A6B
1999 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G1WL52M2X
Ok, I go to customers house because her car wont start. She told me it has not ran for 3 months. First the battery is completly dead (Had like .265v). So I just put in a new one. Then try to start and get nothing, no crank, no click, but the headlights are bli...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 2.8L Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS13814
Just a quick question. This truck dies out and displays "reduced power" on the cluster. Set a code p0601a for internal rom failure on the pcm. Customer does not want to spend the $$$ on a new pcm since this is an old beater of a truck with 280k plus on the clo... Trouble codes: P0601
1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X4M
Greetings and a happy New Year to all my fellow techs out in iATN land. First let me apologize for the length of this post. This truck is to be my 19 year old son's hunting rig and we've already rebuilt the motor and trans. I work mostly on Audi/VWs so I need ... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP circuit failure continuous memory), 22 (MAP or BARO sensor out of range continuous memory)
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: 3FAFP3139Y
This Focus came to me with a "no power" complaint. If you try to rev up the engine, it takes forever to build up rpms, but once it gets over 2000 rpm it runs great. Inspection of the vehicle revealed melted wiring near the exhaust indicating that the catalyst ...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU73E11
truck was towed to our shop after it died at customers house.tech checked and found good spark but only 25 psi fuel pressure.spec is 60-65 psi.replaced pump,strainer and filter and now have 63 psi.magic! not so. still no start and now tech notices theft light ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L egr system VIN: 1FTNF20P03
This truck comes into our shop often with different problems usually but one code keeps returning.PO 401 EGR flow. We replaced the EGR valve, Cleaned the intake manifold,replaced the EGR cooler,and after about one week the code returns.Any Ideas?
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L rear breakes VIN: 4S2CK58W4X
Replaced master cylinder, and checked all breaks components and all are fine. Don't find any leaks. Pedal still goes to the floor. Pedal feel normal with engine off but with engine on goes to floor. When clamping rear hose and engine on brakes work normal.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L No Start VIN: JM1FE17N24
this was a repo vehicle tow to my shop with no key replaecd key and reprogrammed vehicle start and ran several time park vehicle and wont start check no spark fuel pressure ok check for codes none replaced crank sensor any idea guys thank you
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L abs,traction control VIN: 1N6AA07B04
Hello Nissan Experts This truck is beating me up. Consistant c1115 code senor input fault. whie driving can see sensors on scan tool left rear intermitantly drops out. replace left rear sensor same problem clear codes drive short distance code reappears did vi...
2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Cooling Fan VIN: 1GHDX23E31
Hi; all tech. This van came in with blown head gasket. We did complete head job , now we are back to first base and cause of over heating and blown head gasket! all new temp. Sensor ,fan relays , but the fan work on low speed most of the times. We checked all...
2006 Toyota prado 2.2L No Start
2TR-FE NO START Now i would like to find out will a new engine control work with old key since the car is equipped with engine immobilizer. i found the computer and its number is 89661-60C00 the same as the old computer part number. please advice me the suppli...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L14
Unsure of vehicle history. Customer just bought used. MIL on and retrieved code 18104-Implausible Message from Steering Column Controller. No symptoms exhibited for MIL.Checked Mitchel and code is nowhere to be found. Checked around internet and no data found.... Trouble codes: 18104 (Implausible Messasge from Steering column controler)

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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L miss fire,oil leaks VIN: WBANB33554
Thanks for all the help, I still have it and I'm doing other work. Owner wants to trade it, and wants me to do little as possible and is a good customer. I am doing the oil sending unit and cleaning oil up. I'm also putting 3 coils on.
1996 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L pedal height
thanks for all the replies.most useful was to adjust the rears tighter than normal.will not buy a pressure bleeder for this system, no evidence that it would help.thanks again, very useful and resourceful to have this many educated opinions in one place.
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13664
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELPFUL REPLIES FROM EVERYONE. TURNED OUT THAT GARY FROM FLORIDA HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. UNDERNEATH FUSE BLOCK THERE WERE TWO CONNECTORS NOT SEATED FULLY. I WIGGLE TESTED WHILE SOMEONE WAS TRYING TO START VEHICLE AND VEHICLE WOULD NOT STAR... Trouble codes: C00, 899 (Device voltage low), U1026 (Description unavailable), U1064 (Lost communication with bcm/driver info center), B0005 (In park switch [...] voltage malfunction), B2960 (Security system sensor data incorrect but valid), B0528.
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Blower motor VIN: 1G1YY34U25
I decided to Diag Code b0248(airflow 3 control)first since I could not figure out the blower problem . What I found was a Broken HVAC Mode Vavle(door). The "door" is actually made from fabric [[...]] . After repairing the mode actuator , the blower operate...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy
Ended up rerouting pcv valves into a bypass tube, spitting out oil from bypass tube. Suspect damaged rings or cracked piston, will pull engine next week, and see whats up. Appreciate all the replies Thank You
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Battery VIN: 1B7HF13Y1W
Ok it turns out that only the glove box light was causing draw. After adjusting switch and chasing down draw to seat belt module under seat and numerous head scratching hours. I found that both org wires running to either seat have power out of module. I did n...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L engine VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Hi Guys, Thanks for all the help-- I had a good Turbo on the shelf so we installed it just to try it and that solved it--Thanks again
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Alternator VIN: 1FTWW33P86
During the process of rechecking this system, the new Ultima starter I installed started working within an acceptable range. It ended up with a Max amperage of 60 with every load on. Amps dropped to around 40 @ idle with a voltage of 14.2. A few of the replies...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L stabilitrac VIN: 1FMFU16518
well i removed the center console and found liquid spilled on the stability control module it has the yaw sensor in it replaced and it is now fixed
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L top brake light VIN: 5NPET46C67
hello techs, thank you all for good information.now i'm waiting for my next sonata for hi mount lite replacement. thanks ric
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L security VIN: WBBNG70J22
i have not chance to work on this car yet. many many thanks for your input.
2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L awd VIN: 3G7DB03E52
It's fixed with new actuator in rear end. Special thanks to Eric from Maine as the test light in the circuit between voltage feed and pcm circuit turned the light off. I also ohmed or attempted to ohm new actuator for future reference it read out of limits so ...
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Dash and firewall area VIN: 5Y2SL63845
Thanks for the responses. The customer has apparently decided not to pursue the problem at this time, since he has not brought the car back. If he does, I will repost.
2006 Saturn Vue 2.2L Loss of drive VIN: 5GZCZ33D26
Special thanks to Michael from Penn., Ron from Indiana, and Joe from Delaware. You guys nailed it. I pulled down the pan and found the feed tube for the for the forward clutch completely severed at the soldered flange. New one from dealer was about 60 bucks. N...
2008 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L Crankshaft
Thank you all I succeeded this time in building the engine successfully. All along the problem used to be oil regulator on the oil pump which did not release surplus of oil back to the sump evenly the oil gets finished from the sump and since the is a fast one...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L timing belt VIN: YV1TH59205
Thanks everyone for your help. Very simple job. All i did was line up the very tiny marks on the camshaft sprockets with the marks on the upper timing cover and line up the mark on the crank sprocket with the mark on the oil pump housing. I also made my own...
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