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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L oil pressure warning light VIN: WAUED64B71
We have a problem vehicle here. This Audi will flash the low oil pressure warning randomly while driving (comes on, flashes and beeps then goes back out). the issue only happens when the vehicle is driven for more than 35-40 minutes (which makes it hard to rep...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33561
Mil Lamp on, codes 33 & 34 set, these codes are for Vanos system, it is very vague as to what exactly these code mean; Actuator problem, or over advanced or under advanced! Additionally the vanos is reading 95 degrees for both cams, the cam sensors are reading... Trouble codes: 33 (Vanos over/under advanced or position actuator bank 1), 34 (Vanos over/under advanced or position actuator bank 2)
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1989 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGK34N0K
Truck has a rough idle, worse cold than warm, hunts when first started. Have installed a re-man engine. and since replaced t-body, iac, tps, map, egr, ignition module in distributor, smoke tested for vacuum leaks, timing set at 6 degrees, adjusted the valve cl...
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GCCS19X7T
Ok Guys, this junker is about to send me over the edge, I bought this and had it shipped to me with the belief that the fuel pump was bad, and it was, produced 17psi. So I replaced the pump, and everything else in my related history, just because I am selling ... Trouble codes: P111
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Tpms Light VIN: 2CNDL53F18
Vehicle came to shop with tpms light "on", the pressure is displayed in instrument panel and is accurate on every sensor, if pressure is changed it is immediately updated in the instrument cluster. Performed tire pressure registration 4 times and the light sta...
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2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L BUS Communication VIN: 1G1AR55H29
We got a real "Head Scratcher" here...We have a customer with this Cobalt that seems to be loosing communication on the serial data line while driving but cannot duplicate. Scan for codes - found several Comminucation BUS codes in history of BCM (U2100, U2105,... Trouble codes: U2100 (CANBUS Communication), U2105 (Lost Communication w/ECM), U2106 (Lost Comminucation w/TCM), U2111 (Lost Communication w/Steering Control Module), U2129 (Lost Communication w/Remote Function Actuation), B1325 (Device Power 1 Circuit Voltage below Threshold)
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L engine mechanical VIN: KL1PJ5C51C
dtc p0011 set after engine rebuilt was done all possible cause was alreday done but still failed,any new idea will help,thanks
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 4.7L Tps VIN: 1B4HS28N41
This one is a REAL stumper for me. I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of. Code P0123 (TPS high voltage) is present, vehicle stalls when throttle is released and gets horrible gas mileage. TPS voltage is stuck at 5 volts and I cannot get it to change. Performe...
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1B3ES26C92
Clutch will not release fully. The pedal resistance feels normal, but I am measuring only about 1/2" of travel at the end of the throwout fork. 15 years in GM dealerships, I recall as a rule of thumb, you should see 1" of travel. Does this hold true on this ve...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.9L will not shift into park VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Thanks in advance. I have this dodge that will not go into park. The shifter feels like it is going into park and the indicator shows it is in park but it still rolls like it is in neutral. I replaced the shift cable thinking it may be stretched, but it didn't...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L shift actuator VIN: 1FTDR15X9P
Vehicle had intermittent problem with 4wd not working. Now it won't work at all. Lights on electric shift on dash are dead. light on control module used to come on intermittently; when you push the button on control module light does nothing. There is power to...
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L passenger front window VIN: 1GKDT13S15
Vehicle came in with SES light on and passenger front window inoperative, we took care of the SES light but having quite the tiime with this passenger front window. Pulled codes from passenger and driver door modules had Class 2 comm problem with passenger doo...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L pressures VIN: 1HGFA16826
This vehicle came in with a complaint of intermittent ac cooling. The low pressure was bouncing from 15 to 45 psi. High side was even at 160 psi. 90 deg outside and very humid. Found that the compressor went south and scattered the system with junk. Replaced...
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L transmission VIN: 1J4HR58N76
after 20 min. hot soak, start car put it in drive start moving then a bang noise and check engine light on. check for codes. p0700 trans control sys. and p0876 ud pressure switch rationality. I drove car today and could not duplicate problem. before I preform ...
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2006 Kia Rio5 SX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADE16356
i have tried top end cleaner,replaced the rear 02 sensor(twice to no avail) Trouble codes: P2096
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L Abs VIN: 2CNDL33F68
fellow memebers, i really appreciate the valuable input from the people that replied to our tech help request... we did manage to resolve the situation, by replacing the BPMV (half of the infamous ABS Module) basically the part where the "pressure is read" ...
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L 4-? downshift VIN: 1D4HB48D54
Thanks for the suggestions. I was originally leaning towards a TCM problem but due to the L/R pressure switch changing from off to on one frame before the abrupt downshift occurred I decided to search further. A local transmission shop who are members of TRNi ...
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L engine performance VIN: 1FDJE37FXV
I appreciate all who offered suggestions to this tough problem we have. We've tried everything, and replaced so many parts. Finally sent it to Ford dealer to have it diagnosed. Hope to know something on Monday. Once again, thanks to all, and I'll post if Ford ...
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDAF56F7Y
Thanks again for all the help! Pulled the glow plugs and cranked it over several different times and consistently had fuel coming from #4 cylinder. Replaced injector and all is well.
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2006 GMC Envoy XL Denali 5.3L Power Steering VIN: 1GKET66M56
Hello everyone and thanks for all the replies. We wound up replacing the power steering rack and the noise was gone. What was strange is the seals where the lines attach to the rack assembly are closed off. They are steel caps with rubber casings, like the top...
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1996 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L 4th Gear VIN: 1J4FJ28S82
Thanks all for your help. My shop has been so very busy that I just finished this vehicle. I disassembled the entire transmission as it was out of the vehicle and found absolutely nothing wrong. Reassembly with O/Haul parts (because I was there anyways) and re...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L P0763 3/4 shift solenoid VIN: 1J8HR68M17
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. First thing..don't be afraid of these valve bodies...piece of cake. I had the Mercedes universal dipstick..before you dump the pan check the fluid to see where the level should be so you can refill to that level. The ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Convrtible top VIN: WDBSK75F34
THE PUMP DO THE MAGIC AND FIX THIS BABY. CUSTOMER IS HAPPY AGAIN WITH THIS FLYING BIRD. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INPUT AND HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND.
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Ecm, Tcm, Ipdm VIN: 1N4BA41E94
Thanks to all who replied. This vehicle is not yet running because we haven't had too much time to look at it. I am leaning toward a ground problem.
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2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3FD79Y35
Thanks to All for your info. This was one I will never forget. Not knowing anything about reprogramming or never using a Tech2 was a real learning experience.Purchased used Tech2 and used PCM, ended up logging in to for 1 day subscription... Trouble codes: P0601 (Control Module Internal Fault).
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2003 Suzuki Grand Vitara 2.5L headlights/parking lights VIN: JS3TD62V83
well, here is what i found. the relay holder under the dash had loose connection at number 2 relay. had to remove it to repair connectors. Thanks everyone that replied to my request for help. BILL
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1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L radiator fans VIN: 4T1SV21E0L
The ones that said dirty relay contacts were right on, pulled the cover off the Engine Main relay and touched the contact, fan started. So I cleaned the contact with a point file and ordered a new one from Toyota. Thanks to all the ones that took the time and ...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEHT05J24
Problem was pilot error when I lined up the cams I used the wrong timing marks on the casting I used the t Mark should have used the marks to the left of the T Mark Thank you for all your help Trouble codes: 300 (301 -), 301 (302 -), 302 (303 -), 303 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305.
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Convertor P0741 VIN: 1NXBR32E75
Hello everyone. A reman Toyota trans fixed this one up. The customer did not want to go into alot of diagnosis etc..they just wanted it replaced. Thanks, Ron
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