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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L engine VIN: WAULT64B84
ok fellow techs i got a real confusing audi a6 here.car runs and starts all the time. every once in awhile it will miss and hesitate and then get a huge hiss sound at rear of engine, and it surges and idles funny. car came in with a maf sensor code so we repla...
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2008 Audi A4 2.0L idle system VIN: WAUAF68E18
no codes, no failure of any kind, just the noise.
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2003 Bentley Arnage R 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBLC37F93
Car came in with the check engine light on, scanner gave me code p1296 coolant temp sensor. replaced the sensor and did a full drive cycle until all monitors showed pass. took it for the emission test and it passed. a cpl days go by and the light came back on! Trouble codes: P1296
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2003 Bentley Arnage R 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBLC37F93
Car came in with the check engine light on, scanner gave me code p1296 coolant temp sensor. replaced the sensor and did a full drive cycle until all monitors showed pass. took it for the emission test and it passed. a cpl days go by and the light came back on! Trouble codes: P1296
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Starting/Ignition Key VIN: WBANB33514
Hi everyone. I appreciate any help your are willing to give me. This 2004 545i drove in, engine will not crank in park (starts in neutral)ignition key will not come out lock of cylinder. PRND indicator in dash does not show any thing when in park (display is ...
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L No crank VIN: WBAVA37567
2007 BMW 328 was towed into shop with no crank condition.Fault code AOB4 stored in CAS for engine start, starter operation.After attemting to start multiple times DME faults 2F4C EWS-DME message incorrect and 2F4A interface EWS-DME stored. Attempted CAS-DME al...
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban LS 5.7L Torsion Bars VIN: 1GNFK16R1W
I am in the process of removing the transmission from this vehicle and I've discovered that I can't get the transfer case to slide far enough back to remove it from the transmission. I unbolted it from the transmission and tried to pull it backwards, above the...
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1999 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5CGCP41R2X
This is a comeback: originally came in for MIL on and failed emissions test. Had code P0303. checked spark plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor. Cap and rotor burned, plugs eroded electrodes,I changed them all. Checked Cam offset-- it was at -43 degrees yet it ran... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire)
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2002 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDM19X42
Drove a little over 10 miles. Ran fine. Got into town, made a right turn and started to cut out. Under moderate and hard acceleration and pulls strong and runs smooth. It idles smooth. Under light acceleration it feels like it's shutting off and on. We tried a...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Oil comsumpt
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 3GNEC12TX5
Customer came in with a failed transmission. Replaced it with a Gm rebuilt. On Cold start[Has to be a very cold morning] truck will now hesitate bad until engine warms up. Only happens occasionally but if weather is very cold it will most likely act up. The fe...
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2003 Dodge Viper SRT-10 8.3L Door Lock VIN: 1B3JR65Z53
I have a customer that bought this car late last summer. He disconnected the battery over the winter. He had the battery tested. The doors are locked. He connected the battery and now the key fob will not work. He says that there is no other way to get into th...
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2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U61
Thanks ahead of time for taking a look at this. Vehicle came in for a Head Gasket concern. Loosing coolant, over heating, and misfiring. Pressure test on cooling system revealed a bad radiator. Replaced Radiator pressurized cooling system, no leaks, and no c... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire 2 cylinder)
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2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP42X74
Thanks first of all to the group for any assistance on this one.. Has already been to a couple shops.. Yup another one of those. Customers original complaint and still is when start car the " fast idle " goes up to appx 2800 rpm's and then does its normal drop...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPW14556
Hello Techs. I have a 2006 Ford 150 XLT with a 5.4l vin 5 engine stalling intermittently on decel hot. Then starts right back up. No codes. Talk to ford techs at local garage. They said maybe a cam phaser gear problem. I cant get it to stall for me. Anyone hav...
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P16
Hello all, i'm working on my uncles truck. Got an 06 f250 6.0 with no start. Truck was parked and has not started since it was overnight.Data is giving me around 200 psi on the icp at cranking. I unplugged the sensor, and spiked the pressure but still no start...
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2010 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L drivers side buckle switch VIN: 1FDXE4FS3A
this truck was towed in for a no crank. employees were playing with the underhood fuses/ relays...hence the no crank. fixed that. replaced BOTH drivers/passengers seat pre-tensioners. the pre-tensioners removed were to be used for warranty testing purposes. te...
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2002 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.7L No Start VIN: 4KDC4B1R92
Hello Folks, I have a very peculiar problem here...what happens is if you crank this engine normally it wont start.hot or cold makes no difference,fuel pressure stays at 55 psi,but if you bump over the engine as though bringing it up on #1 it fires right up ev...
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2002 Kia Sportage 2.0L No Start VIN: KNDJA723X2
Hi I have 2002 Kia Sportage EX with a no start condtion from a dealer we do alot of work for. It was running in December 2012 and was sold but the deal fell through.It sat for a while and someone is interested in it they went to start it and the alarm went off...
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALMF15497
We replaced the rear air bags for what we thought was a rear suspension problem. Now( and maybe before as well) the fronts are not lifting. The compressor runs, and I think when it cuts off it is because of the overheat sensor cuts it off- runs too long. I am ...
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2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L engine
Hello Mazda gurus, have an rx8 here that began running rough, changed the plugs, no better. Progressively has gotten worse, now showing a nasty oil coolant mix. customer wants to look at repair option rather than replace, is this type of failure ( internal sea...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA67E6R
Anyone know how to program this key fob to the vehicle? It is a single button type and I've tried different techniques that have worked for me on other makes but this one has stumped me. My concern is that this vehicle may not be receiving the signal and somet...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airmatic VIN: WDBNG75J81
Hey guys thanks in advance for all of your help. i have an 01 merceds S500 with airmatic suspension. vehicle came in with front struts cracked on the top mount where they were leaking air from. i replaced the front struts, including o-rings for air lines to th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L door locks
door lock switch does not operate locks. customer states that passenger front lock used to operate very slowly when using key fob. so he changed the key fob battery and now it has stopped working with the key fob. all of the door modules stored code b1193.
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1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L p1605 VIN: 1N4BU31D0V
Trans stuck in limp mode, od light inop. Unable to communicate with tcm, and at times pcm. Replace tcm and pcm When we are able to communicate with pcm we get p1605 tcm diagnosis communication fault. Check all fuses and circuits from dlc to tcm. Also circuits ...
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Charging VIN: 1G3GR62C4X
have a problem with is car,costumer came in alt light on,replaced alt with remain one,system charging normal,car let shop,a few days later came back alt light coming on intermittently,checked car found alt charging normal 14.4-14.5 volts,turned on everything p...
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2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L no 1st gear, no 3rd gear VIN: 1G8ZK5271Y
We replaced customers transmission with used unit. Had similar problems before the replacement. After transmission was installed it ran OK for about a week except for the occasional harsh 1-2 shift. Now it slams into reverse harsh plus it will neutral out in b...
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2009 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L steering VIN: 3GSCL53719
hello, and thanks for any help in advance. this Saturn vue has hydraulic steering, not the electric option. at times the steering feels "sticky" like there is a dry/binding u-joint in the column shaft. Removed intermediate column shaft, and both u-joints can b...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Car tow in 3 times last 6 months, car cut off during driving or not able [...] pump, no respond. Put in new fuel pump and run good for 2 months and ...
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2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E24
Now that the head is back on the car runs fine but it will keep setting a code for p0016 cam and crank correltation. I have found some issue with the timing chain stretching. I also wonder if there could be an issue with taking off to much material on the head... Trouble codes: P0016 (Ckp/cmp correlation bank 1 sensor a)
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2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEBT14R05
Vehicle came in for P1445, last week. Code states asv no.2, bank 2 stuck closed. I tested the easily accessible asv solenoids first, they operated flawlessly with a power probe. After reading up, I pulled the intake, found cracked/broken vacuum hoses going to ... Trouble codes: P1445 (Air switching valve no.2b2 stuck closed)
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2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14R48
Hey techs, I was looking for a few opinions on this 4 runner here. It has two codes po441 and po455. I have gone through evap testing and have done a smoke check on this vehicle and I originally thought this cap was leaking but after a new one installed I stil... Trouble codes: P0441, P0455
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M23
Original customer complaint: car came in with CEL on & sometimes Blinking. Rough Idle/Misfire, etc. Scanned for codes. retrieved DTC P0300 & P0304. During visual inspection was able to see Cylinder # 4 Ignition wire Arcing on the Cylinder Head. We replaced #4 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (VAG -16684 Random/Multiple Misfire), P0304 (VAG - 16688 Cylinder Misfire Cylinder 4), P0420 (VAG - 16804 Catalyst Threshold Below Efficiency Bank 1)
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L HID lights VIN: WVGEM77L64
After car has rested all power off I got 12.3 only,they say 2 year old oem battery. Owner says sometimes has no lights at all,can turn ignition switch off and back on and lights comes back on? With VCDS I've got codes for cats, (16805 P0421) and (16815 P0431) ...
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2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Starting VIN: YV4SZ59266
Hello everyone,i hope someone can help me with this car... Came in would crank for a few seconds and thats it. CAN hi speed down,low speed respondinging,check CAN voltage at DEM reads 3.5 1.4,delete DEM BCM ECM SWM TCM. One time after flexing CEM could read C...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEG15M3X
I ended replacing a new engine computer.the computer fixed the problem.Van did not have enough power.Computer is under master cylinder it catches brake fluid and water.Computer was inside corroded. Replace it Trouble codes: P0307 (cylinder misfire ocasional but is not the problem).
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK39D16
WE FOUND THAT THE ISSUE WAS NOT PRESENT WHEN COLD OR COOL. ENGINE WOULD HAVE TO RUN FOR 20 MINS OR SO BEFORE IT WOULD START CYCLING THE OIL SOLENOID. WE WERE ADVISED BY THE CUSTOMER OF ANOTHER ISSUE OF A COLD RUNNING PROBLEM, IT WILL SHAKE AND RATTLE REAL BAD ... Trouble codes: P003A.
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L blower mtrs,radio,wipers,interior lighting, VIN: 2C4GP54L85
Well first of all thanks for all the input.I`ve learned two things from this one.This site is great and and these vehicles suck.After tracing the many electrical issues these has from battery terminals to wiring harness under fuse box to box it self.We finally...
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1994 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Starter motor VIN: 1B7GG23X1R
Thanks for all your ideas. I can't give a confirmed fix, because the customer decided to tow the truck home rather than have us spend any more time on it. However, I have a pretty good idea now of what was going on. First of all, I errored when I said ...
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2003 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES56C43
changed timing belt and cleaned the fine metal dust from cam sensor reluctor. it has improved now the scanner shows [...] out of sync, rather then 10. I also changed the t-stat to get rid of the p0128 code, with hopes that the ecm may flag something more us...
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1996 Ford F800 5.9L Hydro Boost VIN: 1FDNF80CXT
Thanks for all the help, I wasn't to sure out there in the cold, wind, and rain, but I did pull the master cylinder and it was definatly the booster that was leaking weve got one on order thanks to all
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L no crank inermittent VIN: 2FMZA5149W
thanks to all replied turned out to be the pats system but we did not fix customer decided to take car back before we could fix thanks again
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FMPU16L7Y
thanks for all the help, in the end it was a bad fuel injector. Trouble codes: P0174, P0156.
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2007 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Drive Line VIN: 1FMFU20507
We found that the only time it would make the noise is in 4x4 high not in auto 4x4 or 2wd and only on dry pavement. So we told him to stop driving it in 4x4 high on dry pavement and he was happy with that.
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1HGED3542L
ok, what had happened was this vehicle had had an ecm changed after dist o-ring change. fortunatly the old one was still around so i plugged in this morn and sure as hell timing now set correctly. back to not reving over 2000rpm because of faulty tps circuit ...
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2007 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on, idles high VIN: 5FNRL38837
I had many great responses of which include smoke checking the intake system, checking the p/s switch and pcv valve, and possible throttle body issue. I did recheck all my steps as well as replacing the throttle body but to no avail. engine still idles high al... Trouble codes: P2279.
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.8L engine VIN: 1J4GA59647
i end ed up removeing the heads for a closer look found one gasket that was questionable. sentheads out for pressure test , came back ok . a valve job was done and all seems well.thanks for the help.
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2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Stall VIN: 1J4PR4GK9A
Thanks to all who replied. This falls into the "whoda thunk"- but apparently the new spark plugs did fix the issue. Customer had over 5 days of driving with no problems- until she was sandwiched in an accident. Jeep does have a 30K spark plug replacement recom...
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1979 Lancia Zagato 2.0L Thermostat VIN: 828BS12001
Thanks for all the replies. Some suggested vendors but I had no luck with them. Others said to make sure the system was not air locked and it was not. The replies suggesting alternate thermostats like a BMW 2002 or as one said an older french car type that wen...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN8696T
excessive worn rod bearing causing knock in the motor was giving us the knock sensor codes thank you for the help everyone prolem solved Trouble codes: P0325, P0330.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L relay 109 VIN: 3VWSP29M33
As I stated earlier another shop ridged the relay. The dealer somewhere up north replaced the computer & was told to remove the toggle switch .They did not remove the switch possibly fraying the new computer. the costumer is returning home for the summer I to...
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