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2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Power Steering System VIN: WUARL48H34
Customer complain of hard steering assist at all speeds for over 1 year or so. Service writer at the Audi dealer said he need power steering pump. It may be right or, may be just an attempt to qualify the customer? Fluid is clean and at correct level. PLEAS ...
2009 Audi Q7 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1AY74L89
calling you audi wizards out there!!! have this q7 came no throttle responce pull code p2294 and misfire #1 and #2 swap coils fault moved oky needs coils and spk plugs also replaced g247 fuel psi sensor and also the low psi sensor clear codes go to start p2294... Trouble codes: P2294
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 4x4 VIN: 1GNDT13S84
i have and intermittant problem with the four wheel drive that happens about once every week or two for the customer. what usually happens is when they start backing out of a parking stall the transfer case will shift by itself into 4 low. the light goes to 4 ...
2006 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.3L Out Side Temp. VIN: 2G1WD58C46
We have replaced 2 heater control heads from gm, brand new. Part number [...]. Out side temp worked before repairs and after, all we get is ---, no temp reading. We drove the car over 30 miles and still no setting of temp. We can use our modis and see temp ...
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGG25V56
Costumer dropped off car for check engine light. Found code p0300 random multiple misfire code. Performed crank/cam variation and misfires have stopped. Addressed p0455 smoke evap system and ran service bay test with snap on solus ultra. Vehicle completely sea... Trouble codes: P0455 (p0300-), P0300 (p0440-), P0440
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Start VIN: 1GCZGGBA0A
Vehicle came in no crank. Scanned and fiound codes for ims. Found service bulletin bulletin no.: 08-07-30-020e. Replaced ims with known good one from frineds shop. Still having same problem no change and thioughts thanks very much Trouble codes: P182E, P1915 (Ims no parl//neutral sig during startsymptom 00)
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Throttle body VIN: 2C3AA63H25
Car came in with throttle body in failsafe mode. P2118, P2110, P2101. Cleaned throttle body and still having same issue. Checked wiring. OK. Checked pin tightness, Seemed loose at throttle body, so I tightened. Still having intermittent lightning bolt flashing...
1989 Dodge B250 5.9L crank no strart
the van came in hard start cold excessive cranking, now no start break throttle plate past iac control and severe backfire(flames) from throttle body injector pulse is detected spray pattern appears normal rpm at 240 engine was replaced approx. 30 k ago. vehic...
2002 Dodge Durango SLT Plus 4.7L 4x4 VIN: 1B4HS58N82
4x4 system works fine until u close drivers door.seems it wont work unless dome light is on.also with door opoen if u turn on dome light switch 4x4 stops working..the 5 v signal from tccm module to switch dissappears.tested all inputs and outputs at module eve...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L horn VIN: 2D4GP44L07
I have a 2007 caravan to which the horn will quit working.If I disconnect the battery for 5-10 minutes the horn will resume working for a period of time. Then I can disconnect battery and make it work again. I know these vehicles have a software update for whe...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L transfer case VIN: 1D7KS28C27
I have a 2007 Dodge 2500 that will not shift to low side of the transfer case. It does not have a problem on high side. 4wd high works fine. After diagnosing it myself, we felt the TIPM was bad. My local Dodge dealer put that in for me (beacause it had to be p...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L dumping fuel VIN: 1FMCU24X0P
I need help badly ! I'm working on a 1993 explorer 4.0L 4x4 that is dumping fuel out of the exhaust and is pour white smoke out of the exhaust. We have replaced the fuel pressure regulator and all 6 injectors and still having the same problems. On key up the f...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Ok guys, thanks for the help on this one. Here is the story; this is my own car, I bought this car from a customer last year who could not afford to pay his bill, and was going to scrap it. The timing chain guides broke and crashed the valves. Since the genius... Trouble codes: P0172 (System Rich Bank 1)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX08W23
This vehicle was brought to me to program a new PCM.We programmed the PCM and vehicle still had same problem that was diagnosed at another repair facility.The vevicle shuts off the fuel at 25mph.the scan tool data reads 90 mph at 15 mph.the speedometer reads c... Trouble codes: P1270
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L low pressure oil pump VIN: 1FDAW57PX6
Two engines and one pump just now. First one dealer said a bolt went thru pump, Second debris went thru pump...This time dealer called and said it was from missing a shift? I was driving last two times, cold engine just after start up about 2500 rpms makes a l...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P77
Diesel trouble: Thank you techs in advance.. Truck came in on the hook, customer had shut it off and would not restart after it was warm. found blown out o rings on dummy plug. replaced top fuel injector o rings, revised dummy plug and revised tube.- it ran. t...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L Unknown VIN: 1GTGK29F7V
Costomer states baught truck few months back and it never had ttc lock up but Shifted fine. Well now when u put in to drive it takes a min and higher rpms to get the trans to engage first gear. Also does same thing then u come to complete stop. So costomer sai...
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L unknown VIN: 1GKEV33727
Vehicle was towed in & could not be driven due to transmission failure. We replaced transaxle with a remanufactured unit and it works great but on road test we detected a noise (moan??) in center of vehicle when turning. It seems to get worse the more the vehi...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
So I recently tried to turn my AC since its starting to warm up on the west coast. I flicked my AC on and after 10 min of driving I finally notices the air not blowing cold. Once parked I asked a relative to flick the AC button while I checked for the compress...
2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38639
this vehicle came in for an intermittent rough run, mil flashing.when vehicle cam in it was running fine but had a p0302 code stored. we fount tsb, replaced plugs, reflashed computer and gave back to customer. car came back the next day for rough run and mil f... Trouble codes: P0302
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KM8SC73E84
Customers complaint is rough idle, hesitation and stalling at stops. I test drove it this morning without any issue. Checked modules for codes. Found P1193 (ETS LIMPHOME-LOW RPM)stored in ECM. No codes in TCM or any other modules. Later found a freeze frame fo... Trouble codes: P1193 (Ets limphome-low rpm)
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L limp mode VIN: SAJEA01T43
Car came in with battery dead again. customer said car had lost power and multiple warning lights came on in cluster. I charged battery and tested, tester said ok. I removed battery from car and tested with snap on vat60 and battery immediately dropped below 9... Trouble codes: P0121, P0122
1997 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L clutch travel VIN: 1YVGE22C3V
Hi all and thanks in advance to all those that read this message. We have a mazda 626 that came in on a hook because it would not move. We could tell right away that the clutch was burnt up. We sold the clutch job, new kit and had flywheel resurfaced. Got the ...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Valves VIN: JM3ER29357
This 2007 mazda cx7 with a turbocharged 2.3L came in with a broken chain and bent valves. The customer wanted to try and fix this motor rather than install a new one. We replaced the chain/guides/tensioner, and sent the head to a machine shop for valves, press...
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E7R
Engine runs smooth--not misfiring, but idles low at times, idle speed oscillates up and down at times, occasionally stalls. MIL comes on-- code 022 "EFP signals emergency mode" is only code. Engine wiring harness looks good--probably replaced sometime in the p... Trouble codes: 022 (EFP emergency mode)
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cluster VIN: WDBNG70J21
Well guys thanks in advance for the answers, this car came to the shop with the cluster lights off, everything was dark, customer put the battery cables on reverse position and he said that one p[art of the cluster burn off on that day and after couple of week...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual-mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33525
I've found nothing in the archives. This is my own daily driver, and I'm facing the dreaded Mini Cooper dual-mass flywheel problem (it's really bad too). Since I'm doing the job myself this time, I have a choice of which parts to install. There are several DMF...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L ABS sensors VIN: 1N4BA41E16
Hi Guys, Nissan techs see if you can help us out with this vehicle. Vehicle came in with ABS light on, Scan showed C1103 and C1105. Customer had vehicle at a different shop and knew he needed sensors,bought the sensors and brought vehicle to us to install. Aft...
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JS2RA41S02
Vehicle comes in running rough at idle and stalling. Customer states bucking.Has very poor idle but smooths out over 2000rpm. Based on maf reading replaced MAF sensor with no change. I don't have a gas analyzer but reading o2s sensor at sensor with new sensor ...
2008 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Sliding door VIN: 5TDBK23CT8
The right sliding door does not open or close on its own with interior control, FOB or by pulling on door handle. Opens and closes fine manually. When you get it to almost closed it will pull the door shut. The left door works fine. Not getting in helpful info...
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L Hesitation VIN: YV1SW61215
Good morning everyone. I have an 05 volvo v70 wagon that has a bad bog or hesitation on accel. I have worked on volvos for many years and it feels just like the earlier ones did when they had a bad electronic throttle body. We have tryed a used unit and it did...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1CZ85225
Volvo techs. Our shop has a 4.4 v-8 with a failed countershaft bearing. My question is are we just wasting our time trying to replace the bearing. All the balls have come out of the bearing but there is no noise from the engine. There is a slight vibration fro...
2006 Volvo XC90 V8 Ocean Race 4.4L Engine cover VIN: YV4CZ85256
This is for all Volvo techs, I have a 2006 XC90 4.4 V-8 with a damaged front engine cover. I would like to know if I can do it with out any special tools. (i.e. Does the crank pulley need realigning like on non keyway engines or any other tools or procedures) ...
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YU1MS38286
Need You Volvo Techs on this one. Vehicle came into the shop with check engine light on. Vehicle owners son brought it in. never seen this car befor. customer says vehicle would not start at times and when it did start ran sluggish and bogged down. Finally got... Trouble codes: U0001 (High Speed CAN Bus), U0101 (Lost Communication with transmission control module), U0400 (Invalid Data Recieved), P0089 (Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Performance), P0091 (Fuel Pressure Regulaotr 1 Control Circuit Low)

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2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L No Start VIN: 5UXFA93515
Well, so far so good. I could reproduce the crank no start by driving the car in the shop and attempting to restart it within about 15 minutes. Found an obscure bulletin about a reflash due to these symptoms. The bulletin was for 10/04 through 12/04. Ours ...
2005 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93515
The search for a cause for the inverse reading on the front sensors did not reveal an actual problem. It appears that there is a software glitch that makes it look like they are backwards but the actual readings are correct. I coded/calibrated about 5 times ...
2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAWC335X9
We remove the valve cover off & found the wheels on the camshafts the one trigger the camshaft sensors were lose, to set the timing on this car you need a special tool,we overnight the tool , set our cams & the crankshaft, put the valve cover back on reset & ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L rear housing VIN: 1GCHK29183
Thanks for all the replies. I did try to replace the rear cover in the truck but didn't have any luck with everything staying in place. I than pulled the trans and stood it on it's bell housing. Everything goes back into place very well then. ON A SIDE NOTE!...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS 6.0L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GBHC24U95
I did do a pressure test, and after 40 minutes of idling, the pressure stayed at 30 psi, with engine temp at 206-208. The customer needed his truck back ASAP, so approved a new sending unit, and took the truck. I will, today check the wiring as suggested, just...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Heater VIN: 2G1WB58K96
Thank you to all that offerd help. I received relpies covering flushing core, new t-stat, blend door problems as well as filling procedures. The coolant in this was clean & heating temps were perfect above idle, so I ruled out themostat & blend door issues. ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTRE1421X
Harmonic Balancer was worn (keyway was worn)and slipped on crankshaft. When engine was put under pressure (driven) it would cause timing to be retarted, caused catalytic converters to fail also. Replaced Harmonic balancer and Catalytic converters. IATN memb...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTNX21F4Y
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Well thanks for all of the great information unfortunatley the customer has not returned to do further testing. Thanks again mike Trouble codes: P0300.
2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Cv Joint/Shafts VIN: 1HGCM72584
Basically, the customer decided to take it back to the dealer that did the original work and see if they could sort out what was going on. I think that would be the best for both parties.
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L idle, drivability VIN: KMHDN56D35
Thanks to all that replied. It ended up being a crank sensor. Even though it scoped out good hot or cold still was causing a drop out after awhile. Even sent the car to Hyundai dealer in town, they said that they could never duplicate the problem. Car is back ...
2005 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJWA79C15
Greetings! I have finally fixed this Jag.. The car has been at the shop for a long time, so there was no hurry to get it done. I did order OEM coils, but they were identical to the ones I got from Carquest, FoMoCo... so obviously didn't bother fitting them. An...
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Odometer VIN: SALNM22233
We tried several times to clear everything out including having the battery unhooked and terminals bridged all night. The vehicle left reading kms. It is possible that the dash could be reset with the factory scan tools but we did not go any further on this ...
2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L running VIN: JTJHF10U31
well priced the a/f sensors for both banks form dealer, gave it 2 the customer, and she said she had spend all she is going 2 spend on the suv, and was just going 2 take it and trade it n on a new 1.
2006 Mazda RX-8 1.3L compression
had pcm flashed again for metering valve ran like a top no issues out of my hair its going on the line oh and put updated starter in helped with long crank issue .Thanks for everyones input
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L blower motor VIN: 1MEFM53S1X
all u members r great.the problem is that the part i need is almost non exist.cutomer had to have car after all test took me straight to control ac head .found one in montan but never arrived.other parts arrived n had to eat them as they were not for sables,pr...
2003 Saturn Vue 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 5GZCZ53B63
with the right tools the job is pretty easy. i used the gates set with tensioner and idlers. the gates set has great instructions just follow them to the letter, dont forget the last part where you roll the engine over several times to check each bank of cams...
2007 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L abs VIN: 5GZER23767
for once something was easy. realighned the sub frame and a alignment light out
2002 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L Fan Blade VIN: 5TBBT48182
Thanks for all the replies. The engine and transmission mounts were not broken on this vehicle. The main problem was the fan hitting the thermostat housing which is located on top of the engine, broken mounts will not move the thermostat housing closer to th...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWCA21C8X
Thanks to all of the replies. This may have been a multiple isssue problem. first of all it had apartially broken wire in the drivers door. It had 4 strands holding together so repaired that. second we replaced a drivers door latch as it was not working(mechan...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B42
I have narrowed this one to a faulty ECM and ignition coils, which sounds like a known problem. The parts have arrived from the dealer and my question is will the ecm need to be programmed. I beleive the immobilizer needs to be set to the ECM. Can anyone give ...
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