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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L compresor
Does anyone know a website for oem module coding for audi?
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33564
Code coming after 2nd trip air pump works we check flow ok. Also flow air to heads Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary air pump bank 1)
2003 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Starter VIN: 1GCCS19H03
There is no power to starter solenoid sometimes until you switch ign. Switch on and off several times , then it will start. This is an intermittent problem
2006 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L pressure control VIN: 1GNDV33116
hello fellow car lovers. started with slipping 1st and harsh engagement all other gears with a surge going into over drive. pulled pan and found excessive material so recommended trans replacement.. customer agreed but wanted cheap so installed a used one. tha...
2007 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L abs module VIN: 2C3LK63H67
can a used abs module be installed vith out a vin missmatch code? Can the vin # be reprogramed with star mobile THANKS DAVE
2002 Dodge Durango Sport 4.7L brake lamps VIN: 1B4HS38N92
Customer got pulled over for no brake lights,they checked bulbs and fuses to save from being charged for something simple.all were good,and that's as far as they wanted to go,so it came to me.first thing i did was get under dash to teast the brake light switch...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L no reverse VIN: 1D7HU18Z62
Hi truck came in with no reverse pulled apart found broken 3-4 accumulator Spring and direct clutch snap ring broke replaced both and put in a over haul kit now it will go in to reverse on lift but will not go if its on the ground i cked the rear band adjustm...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L no crank VIN: 2D8HN54X78
no start/no crank dash dark power module replaced about a year ago wiring harness problems?
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L VSS signal VIN: 1FTNW21F81
Rebuilt transmission will no be guaranteed unless PCM shows Vehicle speed for proper shifting. PCM does not detect VSS signal. Scanner PID for VSS is always zero and after driving a little, code P500 sets. Speedometer works perfectly. No ABS codes present. VSS... Trouble codes: P0500 (vehicle speed signal)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTRW08L31
SOS! Ill buy you a steak dinner if you can help with this one! Replaced Transmission with a jasper unit and it roadtested normally. Resealed the intake the following day and it dropped a coil immediately. Pulled back in the shop replaced the coil and road test...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Starter VIN: 1FTPW14504
Truck has been in storage for five years all funtions work.But there's no communication from the pcm I can read data on the accesory side the ignition switch is showing off. The starter will not engage it seems to lost the ground from the pcm on the starter re...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL38775
First Thank you to all in advance for your help. This is my personal vehicle, we bought it about a year and a half ago for what I thought was a steal. A few months after buying, it developed a knocking when cold but would go away once warm. I thought it was va...
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Low Side Pressure VIN: 1J4GX48S24
HELLO ALL; AS stated, i have replaced the entire ac system in this jeep. When i charged it up, my hi side pressure was perfect...sitting at 225, but my low side was at 60-75 psi. I replaced the TXV 3 times, but since the shop dosnt want to pay for a dealer p...
2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K17
I am Chrysler tech working at a dealer. I rechecked cam valve timing. All ok. From a other used car I switched over cam and crank sensor. running compression-static comp-cylinder leakdown test compared to other bank is ok. Vacuum is steady at 18-17 inches. Pcm... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F7V
This car has been sitting for a couple years and has been to a couple other shops and they were unable to get it to run. We have no communication with the engine computer through either the MBZ connector under the hood or the OBD2. We tried several of our comp...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L Vent tempuratures VIN: WMWRC335X5
System is full and everything under the hood is working properly But my vent temps are all over the board. With the ambient temp at 96 degrees this morning and the blower on high I had starting from the left side of the dash 82 deg 86 deg 72 deg 65 deg and the...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Stall
Hi guys this is actually a sand rail, looking for some advice on a gm security system. My brother in law and I have built a few of these, well finally trying to up the ante a little bit gotta v3 car that we purchased the plans for off the internet and built, a...
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L catalytic converter VIN: 1G8AJ52F83
vehicle didn't pass smog do to catalytic converter being empty . replaced cat. with Magnaflow a couple of days later came back cat. was rattling , replaced with an other Magnaflow , a week later same problem cat. came apart again .what causes this problem
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L ABS module VIN: 4T1BB46K47
The owner, who is a mechanic, replaced the front pads, but in the process he compressed the caliper pistons without opening the bleeders, which created a lot of pressure back to the ABS module. After the job the brake pedal was too stiff, and sometimes there i...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCJK33102
Thanks For all the help end up being leaking injectors replaced them no more smoke i had a local shop rebuld them said the tips were leakiing
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L beeping VIN: 3C4FY58B93
Thank tech. You got customer found watch behind the glove box. Wow
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Fluid Pressure VIN: 1FTPF18L21
The diagnosis is pointing to HCU here at this end. Thank you Norm for insight. Have had some other vehicles come in so this one has been pushed back, but will continue with replacing the HCU. Everything that happened with this truck is exactly how Norm stated ...
2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 3.5L pcm reprograming VIN: 1FMDK05W68
sorry for the slow response I ended up sending to ford for programming
2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HJYK16567
This problem is fixed, the camshaft of the B1 was offset by one mm. Two things deviate me from a faster diagnosis, first the intake vacuum reading of 22Hg",this is usually a correct value for a good timing synchronization,and secondly I checked the camshafts a... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System too rich B1), P0175 (Fuel System too rich B2).
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinnaker Edition 4.6L steering
The fix was the alternator. it is now charging properly and the steering works fine
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Starting VIN: JM1BK12F56
Well this one is Fixed !! Great Thanks to Rick [...] from Houston,Tx after emailing and talking on the phone he helped me with getting it fixed. It turned out that all the 4 instrument clusters I tried where all no good and even from the other Mazda the same ...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Axle seals VIN: JT3HN86R0X
thanks to all who replied. If there are precise measurements listed in MOD or AllData I couldn't find them- but I quickly figured out once I had some input that the "retainer' is not a retainer but a seal surface. I centered the ABS tone ring in the sensor hol...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L belt VIN: WVWGG83A9T
First, this car didn't have overrunning clutch drive on the alternator- good information though- hadn't considered that one. Customer has not returned, and enough replies mentioned some movement in the belt tensioner was normal for me to wait. Thanks to all th...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Unknown VIN: 3VWTE29M1Y
The problem was caused by loosed wire behind the fuel pump relay fuse box. Repair the loosed wire, vehicle start and run great. Thanks folks.
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