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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B61
This a6 has the #2 coil not fireing, we swap it and the miss stays @ #2. When I back probe the coil and the one next to it #3 I get the same readings. Ground on the middle wire and power on each remaining wire. It is a dead miss and code sets within 2 minutes.... Trouble codes: P0302
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBANB33575
hi guys i have this car in my shop came from a used car dealer i change the oil several month ago and he sold it customer came in car smoke when accelerating check oil level found low removed both breather hose from both cylinder head and found oil in hose oth...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAEV33415
Could use a little extra help on this one guys. Car has been in several times over the last 8 months or so for a no start when outside temps are below 40 degrees or so. The car will crank but not attempt to fire. The customer says the car will always start lat...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCEK19R4W
this is my own vehicle. I have had a issue where intermittantly it would stumble and sometimes die then restart. also it would have no power u would have to feather the throttle to get it to go. once at crusie it usually went away. now it wont start. installed...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L intake bolts VIN: 1GCHK29G21
the customers complaint is exesssive oil consumption, he has been usin amsoil and in 10000 miles has had to add aproximatly 7 quarts. We ran bg 109 and are switching to royal purple for the next service interval. tsb 02-06-01-035 this tsb claims that oil vap...
2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 3GNDA13DX7
We did an oil change on this vehicle. Two days later we get a call it has an oil leak and the customer suspects it was overfilled. We always have the "criticals" double checked by a second person that has to initial the work order next to level, plug, filter, ...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GCEC13018
Hey all, having issues with this truck. It intermittenly wont start, no spin. When problem happens there is no dash power up, no dome lights, no spin. It has happened several times with about 5 days between each issue. Truck is driven daily. WE reflashed all c...
2010 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNBABDBXA
This vehcile had a hard surge/rough idle intermittently. The customer stated it had happened about five times over the last week but i have not been able to duclicate it. The MIL came on and i had the 2 codes listed above for intake cam solenoid and performanc... Trouble codes: P0010 (Intake Cam Actuator valve solenoid circuit), P0011 (Intake Cam Postion System performance)
2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.3L hard start VIN: 2C4GP44342
I have a 2002 town and country here that starts hard in the morning, like you have to clear flood it to get it going. Once it starts up it is fine all day long. I first thought fuel pressure was dropping and it had to prime the fuel system befor it started, bu...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L No Start VIN: 2A8GF68XX7
We had this vehicle towed in as a no start. upon cranking it sounded like it had skipped time or had a mechanical issue. We pulled a relative compression test with our oscilliscope and it showed one bank had low compression. we then hooked up to the pcm to pul...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 2B4GP44372
rear cylinder head gasket is leaking again added dye to make sure were its coming from. is it possible to get the wrong gasket on the wrong side? We dont do a lot of these Thanks for any help Scott
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Blend door VIN: 2FMZA50442
customer description not helpful. My description...No heat because of temp door inop. Code stored in vehicle suggests blend door inop. B1249 and B2513. Identifix takes me through fuel module. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L fan clutch VIN: 1FTSW21PX7
Replaced fan clutch, Cleaned the front of the radiator, checked for codes (None), Looked at data seemds normal. Customer complaint is that fan is making to much noise IE roaring.
2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21512
Vehicle came in from other shop, alternator does not charge, ses lite on , does not comm. With scanner, exhaust very rich, clicking in fuse box under dash. Ses lite goes off, when clicks, have unplugged alt, no help. Have unplugged 02 sensors , no help.relay t...
2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L code VIN: JHLRD78413
This is for the dealer techs. I need a radio code for this cr-v. The p/n is 39101-s9a-a110-m1 The ref# is mu910ab The serial is [...]
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L radio VIN: JHLRD78566
i replaced battery after a battery dead no start condition radio is locked out. retrieved radio numbers and got 5 digit code from honda but the unit will not except code.i tried pulling back up fuse and dicocnecting battery nothing works cant seem to find any ...
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Engine tapping/knocking noise VIN: KM8SC13E25
Customer bought Vehicle with 80K miles on it. Customer Stated "previous owner took good care of vehicle". Customer does not think the Timing Belt has ever been replaced. Customer stated Engine suddenly developed a clicking noise. Sounds like a knocking noise ...
2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: JNKCV51E36
Hello everybody. I have an Infiniti G35 Base, and the instrument cluster is inoperable, and the car isnt charging with a new alternator. The car came into the shop after stalling while driving, and after a charging test, the old alternator was only putting ou...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Starting VIN: 4S2CK58W22
I need some advise. archive did not have anything much on this. I even looked at the Honda Passport that was similar. this Isuzu Rodeo has an issue with starter staying engaged after you release key. usually worse when hot. Also sometime when it does this engi...
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GA59189
The owner brings this one in for a grinding noise at cold start ups and the check engine lamp is flashing. The vehicle is running rough. I look at the misfire monitor and it is all over the place. There is no consistent cylinder misfiring. Sometimes five cylin... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Intake Runner VIN: KNDJC733X3
Hey Guys Need help on this Kia. Vehicle came in with a stall complaint. Could not get vehicle to stall. No codes. After looking at scan tool data found Long term fuel trims where high lean. Smoked intake for leaks and found leak coming from what appears to be...
2005 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Compressor VIN: KNDJF72485
A/C compressor not coming on
1998 Lexus LX470 4.7L igniter one VIN: JT6HT00W5W
The car has a misfire and I get 4 codes. p1300, 1315, 1325, 1330. All of the coils are good. After reading on all date it looks like this is a short for IGF1. I get voltage reading from ECM connector like alldata says. It's supposed to be at 4.5-5.5. IGF1 is a...
1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L loss of power VIN: JM1NA353XR
hello techs have 94 miata sudden losses power while driving if pull over and sit for few car will run fine again.happens after about a mile of driving. have tested maf and fuel preasure ok. convertor has been removeded tune up at another shop. any ideas thanks
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1BK12G98
Car came in for a head gasket problem and an idle problem. I checked the codes before I started working on it and it had P0300 codes for misfire and also an accelerator code that got cleared by mistake. Customer took the car but brought it back a week later an... Trouble codes: P0012 (Intake Cam Over-retarted)
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Park Brake Cable
Parking brake shoes burned out & broken,I have just fitted new but cannot fit both disc/drums back on as cable seems to be too tight, I cannot see how to slacken this; I have never needed to adjust cable on any merc as adjustment at shoes is usually sufficient...
2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L engine VIN: JN8AZ08W35
hey nissan techs... could use a point in the right direction. i've got this low-mileage all wheel drive murano with the 3.5, and it has a loud rattle upon start-up after its been sitting. it goes away pretty quick. also, it has a rattle when under a heavy load...
2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L no start VIN: WP0CA29823
03 boster no start.hello group have this 03 boxster,vehicle was towed in vehicle was always running fine,even with all the remote gutts missing in day at shopping center did not start any more.efected are inop,no start position(cranck whe...
1983 Toyota Cressida Luxury 2.8L No Start VIN: JT2MX62W8D
I have a bad ignitier on this vehicle, my problem is that i can not get a new/rebuild unit #89620-22300. I have been able to get a couple of used ones but they have been defective as well. This is my co-worker's car, so im trying to see what other optiions whe...
1994 Toyota Pickup SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4VN13G6R
After installation of new sensor rechecked for signal ok . Road test and found cel would illuminate upon acceleration at approx 2000-3000 rpm , and dtc 52 would reset . Inspect vref and pcm grounds - ok , inspect signal while driving - ok(clean). Dtc sets only... Trouble codes: 52 (Knock sensor)
2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Brakes VIN: JT3HN87R2Y
When you drive above 40mph then step on the brake, as the vehicle gets between 30 and 25 mph, you get a severe shudder. The problem was there before the brakes were replaced. It also feels like it might pull slightly to the right when stopping. I am leaning to...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L No Start VIN: 5TFRV541X7
Here is one for the Toyota tech's. This truck died while driving, no start, spins ok, no ses at all, when I check with the techstream, ecu will not respond. Question is, do these trucks have issues with ecu's dieing like this or with power loss thru relays may... Trouble codes: U0100
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Water pump VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
The water pump leaks after just 2 weeks of use. We have had a number of leaking pumps for this part (06a 121 012 or 011L with the metal impeller}. We previously used Graf pumps but had a 20-30% failure(leak) rate. After that we started using the Hepu but after...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG71K65
Car won't go over 2500 rpm. Codes p1545 & p1558 in PCM. Tried to reset thottle body, basic setting-4 field 060. In Field 4 it says error. Tried a new o.e. throttle body, same problem. Brake light switch tests ok. Disconnected battery to reset PCM , same proble... Trouble codes: P1545 (p1558-), P1558 (testing and results)
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBV75N99
Vehicle initially came to the shop with the customer complaining of the cel on and intermittent rough running. We connected our scan tools and found p0300, p0301 and p0304. The first thing we did was clear the codes and was able to drive the vehicle for 10-12... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0304
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1LS554XV
Vehicle was towed to our garage for a no start condition. Customer was away for a week and came back to a car that would not crank and was bone dead. Customer called AAA to have battery jumped and AAA was not able to get vehicle to start. As soon as the Volvo...

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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L No Start VIN: WAUEG74F46
Sent this one to dealer 75 miles away. I suspected either an ignition switch or access start module, because the start function without key was inoperative I figured it was the latter. Was able to try the customers other key without luck. Dealership confirmed ...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L defrost (heat) VIN: 3G5DB03E23
finally got heat back customer has no complaints yet must have been some air in the system tried everything to bleed it with no luck so i decided to tear the inside apart to get to the heater core moved it around and heat was restored why would it be so diffic...
2002 Chevrolet C7500 Kodiak C7H042 7.2L alt, tach VIN: 1GBM7H1C32
Allen & Keith made me think... Why not try a GM alt. FIXED!!! I wouldn't blieve the 4 CQ alts could be bad so I was looking for something else. Not sure "how" the exciter wire works on this unit. I tried to to make it work the way I do on old tractors when I u...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23608
Good afternoon from Australia. Unfortunatley my customer has advised me he is too busy to leave the vehicle with me. Sorry I can't give any updates on how your information helped me. Thankyou very much to all who offered help and when I have the chance to atta... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18L51
Thanks for the replies. You know how all the diagnostic articles say its never the brain? We sent the ecm to BBA reman to have it repaired. We have had great service from them in the past on ABS controllers, and throttle bodies. They called and say they ca... Trouble codes: P0122 (Tps circuit a low), P1121 (Tps inconsistent with maf).
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX07232
Thanks for all the replies. We tested and retested this vehicle. No problems were found to cause a lean issue. We went as far a changing injectors, MAF meter, eliminated all vacuum sources like brake booster, purge line, vacuum tree and replaced fuel just to b... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1151 (Bank 2 indicates lean), P1131 (Bank 1 indicates lean).
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
Found some pirate air leaks at aftermarket air tube, repaired, previous smoke checked with throttle plate blocked off, helped trims, re thought over weekend and thought even though plugs have only 20k on them they have been cleaned multiple times and with such... Trouble codes: P0301, P0316.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transmission VIN: 1J45YTDKNY
well thanx to all for the responses,whe decided to send transmission out to get rebuild, agter tring just about everything from fluid exchanges to valve body replacements, etra flui coolers etc. i guess it was just too worn out. got a compleate rebuild an all ...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: KNADC12564
hey thanx to all those that replied. In the end we were able to find no conclusive data on the relationship between the flywheel, the crank sensor tone ring, and the crank sensor. We ended up just aligning the marks on the flywheel and the tone ring, and going... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cmp sensor ckt performance).
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1FE17NX4
1St off thanks for all replies. The tech R&R the engine did indeed have the primary & secondary injector wires switched.I had questioned him on this prior to posting a help request & he assured me they were right & the harness wasnt long enough to have them sw...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF52H87 here is all the info. that I have learned the hard way. Engine must be removed as the first step in doing the balance shaft. Cylinder heads can remain attached but much care must be taken when reinstalling the front cover to not push on the lower laye...
1999 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Wipe/wash VIN: 14T3Z13C5X
Thanks to Brad and Tony I managed to verify a bad fuse block as the problem. I couldn't afford the price of a new one, (fixed income) but I made a fused jumper to the three consumer wires. So whilst I save up everything works again. As always this site ha...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start
Hey iatn team, thanks so much for the quick responses to my cry for help. All these heads together make a team that cannot be beat, iatn is great. I was looking for someone to say hey old man you are getting rusty and outdated. Or that technology is leaving me... Trouble codes: 16395 (CMP over advancing), 16725 (CMP performance).
1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5582W
Suggestions included the following: 1. Drive the car longer 2. Disconnect the battery and connect the cables to reset fuel trims 3. Unplug the ECM to reset it 4. Smoke the system to check for leaks Tried all suggestions to no avail. Light still comes on, car ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Long term fuel trim - upper limit).
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2556Y
After testing the cam reset valve many times, we just replaced it and the problem solved. Things that were done, was to test the cam and crank signals, with a lab scope, you can check the waveform library to see the correlations between the two signal, this w... Trouble codes: ECM, 5E, ECM, 60 (Cam reset).
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