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2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L blower VIN: WAUDH54F18
Please Audi Techs, let us know if you have run into something like this. I spoke to the local Audi dealer and was told there is no specific problems that they encountered. Customer mentioned that he left sun roof open and was rained in. All controls on counsel...
1994 BMW 740iL 4.0L quits running won't start VIN: WBAGD832XR
This vehicle sometimes won't start or quits and won't restart with trans program displayed. My question is can I extract/retrieve transmission codes manually as I don't have the factory scan tool and can find no procedure in Shopkey to do so.Thanking you all i...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53514
We got this car in because of the check engine light. The code shows p0301 for cylinder 1 misfire. We changed spark plugs, an ignition coil, fuel injector, and the intake manifold gasket. We checked for vacuum leaks and tested what we could think of. The ch... Trouble codes: P0301
2009 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0L Cooling fan VIN: WBXPC93459
I need to diagnose why the fan doesnt work A third small wire goes to fan is the pulse from ECM to command the speed of the fan. The scan tool of the shop (OTC) have no data relative to cooling fan. Mitchell on demand don t have any procedure to diagnose the f...
2001 Cadillac Eldorado ETC 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1G6ET12941
Hi Everyone, What is going on with this car is that the charging system seem to be working fine when the car is cold or when you first start it in the morning. As things come up to normal operating temp volts start dropping Starts at 14.2 volts then 14 then 13...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Tcase Module VIN: 3GNEK13T23
No ATC comm with tech 2 , MDI or Verus Tested power(Pin b , conn c3) and grounds( pin a8, conn c1 & pin a, conn c3), all ok with no voltage drop . Class 2 serial data ( Pin a1, conn c1), have a 0 volt to 7 volt square wave. is 0 to 7 correct?? Pin drag test ...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Stall VIN: 1GNDU03E53
my question is after I got this vehicle running you can drive it and it will stall out but it cranks right back up and it is not all the time, had no codes in system but this is the problem, now any help would be greatly appreciated.
2005 Chevrolet Blazer ZR2 4.3L maf VIN: 1GNCT18XX5
Looking for direction to make sure it is the map sensor. Frequency is close at idle and 2500. Map sensor is not affected by tapping or wiggling connector. Rpm 620 1500 2500 maf hz 2420 3100 3780 tps 0 3.5 7.5 map psi 5 4 4 maf gm/s 5.32 9.7 15.2 What directi...
2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L brake lights and rear turn signals VIN: 1GCGG25C89
hey everyone I have one I need some help on..this van belongs to the a/c shop next door,the concern is that there is no brake lights or turn signals only in the rear. even though the rear brake lights don't come on when applied the 3rd brake light does
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7KF236X1
vehicle stalled and wont restart. Found air in system, bleed system and it started and ran, test drive it died. Noticed transfer pump not running. let sit for about 10 minutes and transfer pump started running again. Code p1689 was set. Again test drive to ver... Trouble codes: P1689
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WD0BD64456
This 2.7L diesel 2500 Sprinter has a lack of power, black smoke. Two code P2511 EGR P2359 Turbo boost. Pin test in Mitchell is unclear. We removed the EGR and cleaned some corrosion inside the valve all appears ok. Cleared codes and it ran great shut if off tw... Trouble codes: P2511, P2359 (Turbo)
1993 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L eng. VIN: 1FTHF26H5P
In advanced thanks to everyone for your help. This truck came to me severly overheated to the point it would not restart. filled cololing system and cranked eng. collant shot out of eng. rad. opening. Pulled eng. and sent it out to be rebuilt. As stated above ...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FACP44E7P
Vehicle was towed in, cut off while driving. Checked spark was good 0 psi fuel pressure. Tested power and ground at pump wiring-good. Replaced fuel pump and filter(burned up pump due to plugged fuel filter). Have good fuel pressure now and vehicle won't run-no...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FTCR14U4T
I received this vehicle into the shop and customer wanted to replace lifter, because another shop recommended them. We listened for the noise and an engine noise which appears to be a noise similar to a lifter is heard on the upper part of the engine. the nois...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Radio,Gauges VIN: 1FTWW33F73
I have a strange one here. Cust. complaint is radio and Gauges go off and on while driving vehicle. I verified the complaint the radio and gauges both quit as if key was shut off then cycled back on with no other obvious issues such as engine stall etc.. I tes...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAHP71W24
this vehicle is a police crown victoria. It has no fuel pump operation, no injector pulse, no reference voltage to sensors at sensors and at processor. I have loaded all power and grounds at processer and all have passed with headlamp load. grounded check engi...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L noise VIN: 2FMZA50254
Part theory, part advice: 04 Freestar, a month or so ago, presented with various evap codes, which led to the replacement of the purge valve assembly due to a faulty solenoid. Customer returned with a moaning noise, which I have traced to the new valve. First...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTPW14545
Hey techs. Got a customer that drives this pickup and says that it bucks/surges at times usually first thing in the morning but she has also complained that it does it when towing. I have drove this truck several times and never had it act up. No codes stored ...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L alarm VIN: 2HKYF18406
the alarm will NOT come on and the light on drivers door will not come on when you push the key fob lock botton twice or when you lock door with key. The key fob will lock and unlock doors. I have two keys with good batteries and they both work. I have checked...
2003 Hummer H2 6.0L Air temp VIN: 5GRGN23U53
I have been blessed with working on a Hummer H2 stretch limo. A/c doesnt blow cold. I charged it, and installed a used compressor(not in that order :P) per customer request as he just bought this and the compressor pulley was seized. The customer states that i...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Drivers seat belt switch VIN: KMHHN65F23
This 03 Tiburon was brought in for SRS light on. The only code is B1511. Have tested the switch and replaced the whole buckle. Have also cleaned the contacts on the two plugs under the seat. Checked for continuity and correct voltage, (12v fuse 5 15A in dash B...
2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1J8HR68T89
hello everyone,I am a euro guy working on my dentist's,grand Cherokee,so I am a little unfamiliar here and could use some help.He says they bwere going down the highway and the instrument cluster shut off.lost most lights and indicators.I scanned whole car and...
2001 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFB12101
check engine light on with p0133, change sensor and still same situation, when test drive notice no communication in high speed over 40 mph, when slowed down communication reestablished but pending code appear, while still driving pending code disappear and an... Trouble codes: P0130, P0131, P0134, P0133
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L No Start, Stall
Hello fellow techs. I was hoping someone would could help me figure out this Kia van. Van was towed in for a stall and no start. Of course when it get to us it runs. While trying to get the stall to occur we notice radiator was leaking so we install the radiat...
1999 Lexus GS300 3.0L shift interlock VIN: JT8BD68S1X
Thanks for any help you can give. I hope some lexus techs has seen this. This gs300 came in with the gear shift not moving past neutral. Moves from neutral thru low. Key of course won't come out of the ignition. No codes present in any module that the modis ha...
2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L compressor VIN: 2T2GK31U19
we are looking for the magnetic clutch relay location. we have looked in the 2 relay locations under the hood and not found. the problem is the light blinks sometimes. of course since it came in the compressor has worked every time. we have changed several rel...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L heat VIN: 1LNHM87A83
Hello and thanks. I have this Lincoln LS (aka a rebodied Jaguar S type) whose heating system doesn't work properly. I repaired the leaking/empty A/C system, but the heater remains as it was before the A/C repair. The system blows basically cool/cold air until ...
2009 Lincoln MKS 3.7L Abs VIN: 1LNHM94R19
Driver claims that brakes locked up on there own with out touching brake pedal. Did this several times in past year. We cannot find anything wrong with this car and Dealer cannot find problem either. Has anyone ever hear of this and fixed the problem I am stum...
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L R-H Power Window VIN: 1YVGE31B1P
Drivers switch works l-h window up and down, r-h window won't go up or down from drivers switch. R-h window will go down from r-h switch won't go up, can un-plug r-h motor, using power probe ground one blade and power other will go up, change ground around wil...
2001 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Electronic VIN: 4F4ZR17E21
Hellow fellow techs,and thank you all from the start of my plee for help and assistance on this 2001 mazda b4000 4x4 4.0 pick up with a 5r55e trans.Aldata (no data as I call it)has no wiring diagram from trans range sensor connector to pcm connector.Tryed,trye...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D5N
Thanks in advance.I have this 300e here and I have little to no info on this car.This car is drowning itself with fuel.I can clamp the fuel line and get her to run and stay running but as soon as I unclamp the fuel line she shuts down.I got to run with no mas ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBEB28E5N
This turbo diesel came in on the tow truck. Customer stated they came home at night and came out the next morning and the car would not start. All it does is push black smoke out the tail pipe. We have changed both fuel filters and the glow plugs. While I had ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L power window VIN: WDBFA67F4W
Hello and thanks in advance. I have this SL500 whose driver's window over travels in the downward direction, ending with a "thunk" when it reaches the lower limit that it can go. It ends up about 1/4" lower than the passenger's side. It works OK when it is up ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L wiper motor replacement VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
This vehicle came in with wipers not working. The problem was found to be the shaft had lifted out of the motor and was not turning the wiper blades. Removed & replaced the wiper motor but wipers will not go to the park position. There are no master spline on ...
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DU55P0V
Ford techs help! where is the dpfe sensor on this 5.0? alldata says it has one ford sold me one per vin. But i sure cant find it. This is the old 5.0 with the huge plenum. The egr system consists of a egr valve egr valve position sensor and a sol valve. I dont... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr flow insuficient detected)
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L steering VIN: 1G2ZF58B47
now costmer said steering wheel shakes by itself. we replace steering column and re calbrated sensors. still have wheel that shakes by itself. need some help. the shake will go away for short time then come back. I've drven car with snap on verus looking for g...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Unknown VIN: WP0AB296XL
Hi, need some assistance from the old school Porsche techs. This car will die while driving intermittently, its like some one disconnected the battery. The car will then start up fine and run great. We have driven this car quite a bit it very intermittent. The...
2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ63B72
We have been handed a real disaster here. No info from previous shop, customer had to get cops involved to get his car back. Now for the good stuff: Engine runs very rich. While monitoring scanner the misfires were the most on cylinders 1,4,5,6 occasionally ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Muliple cylinder misfires), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 misfire)
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G8AN15F86
Vehicle came in as a start and die. Cleared 3 codes p0606, p0607 and p060e. Now vehicle is a no crank no start. The theft deterrent light shuts off after a couple of seconds but it will not crank or start. Didn't really find much out there. Expected to find pe... Trouble codes: P0606, P0607
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L #3 cylinder VIN: JF1SG63677
Hi techs, Would love to have feed back on this situation. Car came in running rough, misfire found on cylinder 3. After confirmiing good fuel and spark, ran compression check to find the needle had very little or no movement. The valve clearence is also in sp...
2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Horn VIN: 5TBBT441X1
Tundra has an inoperative horn, have traced it up to the clockspring as OK, (horn honks when touch wire going to clockspring with test light). Air bag has a picture of a horn on it, but when remove the air bag there are only two wires going from clockspring to...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L sliding door VIN: 4T3ZF13C62
customer came in with left sliding door not operating. found door to open 2 inches and stop, performed the reinitialize procedure and cable adjustment with no luck. replaced left sliding door motor assembly then again cable adjust and door reset. door now open...

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2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31U64
Thank you to all who responded to this. The right bank #1 02 sensor was the culprit. I was not able to swap them from side to side as one of the suggestions, they are side specific with unique connectors. Apparently this sensor had been replaced about a month ... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean condition bank 2/ average long term fuel trim above 25).
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23265
I have fixed this truck. I installed a New turbo from the Chevy Dealer. This one came with a new solenoid and sensor. I also replaced the oil feed line to the top of the turbo. After the install I did the re-learn procedure, test drove and all was good. Trouble codes: P0046 (Turbo Boost Control Position Performance), P2563 (Turbo Boost Control Position Sensor).
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 LT 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAZG1FGXC
I ended up taking the vehicle to the local GM Dealer (under warranty). They stated that no problem exists and charged us $175.00 I picked it up yesterday and am driving it myself. The symptoms seem to have vanished. I plan to keep driving it for a couple of da... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock sensor 2 signal low voltage), P0336 (Ckp sensor a 18/24x signal performance), P0341 (Cmp sensor circuit signal performance).
2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L abs VIN: 2A8HR54P28
Thanks Y'all for the help. BINGO the Steering angle sensor in the clock spring was bad. That caused the trac control to apply the front brakes to prevent roll-over. Great job Chrysler... any way the SAS signal is normal now and everybody is HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51441
thanks to all who replied. i have not gotten this vehicle back to try any ideas to see if problem can be fixed. i will reply when i get van back. thanks.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Instrument cluster VIN: 1FMNU41L43
Hello there and thanks to all that helped. The fix is in: When you run into this problem, disconnect the battery and short the cables together for a few minutes. Immediately upon hooking the battery back up, the radio, cluster and windows came back to life....
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L High Motor Temp VIN: 1FMCU95H15
Hello there and thanks for the help. The problem was a defective hybrid system water pump. The electric water pump is mounted at the bottom of the radiator support under the radiator. Easy to replace. Turn on the ignition and the pump should be whirring aw...
2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP3FN5A
Hi there and thanks for the help on this one. The fix was a new throttle body. Put it on, clear the KAM and off you go. Alex gave me some great advice.. Make sure only a Motorcraft air filter is installed, clean the MAF sensor, clear the KAM and that does ...
1997 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GKDT13W5V
after continued running found excessive bearing material in oil. suspect cam thrust bearing wear allowing cam to move while running.customer opted out of further repairs.
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L head VIN: JHLRD78586
Well I was already to tear innto this thing and the cust. backed out and sent it to an auction as is. the general opion was that it was worth fixing the head may be warpped but fixable. It did have coolant in 2 cylinders. Thanks for all your input.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Pcm VIN: KM8SB73E14
Hi, replies I recived pointed toward pcm or bad ground/feed. Well it was the main ecu relay that was sometime not letting 12v out, when it acted we hit the top of the relay with our hand and everything started.
2008 Infiniti G37 3.7L control head VIN: JNKLV64E78
Thanks all. The control head was the fix 700.00 for the part. WOW
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L extended crank time VIN: 5LMFU285X7
I finally got car back needing fuel. I took wave forms of the pump before and after filling up. For some reason, I can't seem to copy those shots into this message but I found no difference between the wave forms. The only difference I saw was the pump running...
1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L warning ligh VIN: WDBLJ65G2W
Thanks for the help. Especially Byron who replied so quickly and was right on the money. Most were right on the money. The steering column on this car is manually adjustable(first one I've seen) there is a lever under the column(with the same symbol) that lock...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L steering VIN: 1N4DL01D1Y
A new power steering pump was recommended to customer because of a possible sticking flow control valve, as suggested by Al from Florida, but the customer has not given us permission yet. I will post the results if he gets the pump replaced.Thanks everyone tha...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L compressor VIN: 1N4BA41E84
Hey guys, First of all I would like to say thank you for all the help. I powered on the compressor and the car still did not get cold. I recovered the refrigerant which was .90lbs and charged 1.3 pounds. And for some odd reason its working perfectly fine now! ...
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1N6AD07W55
Thank you for your time once again. Lost communication with key, truck would crank but not start. Locksmith came out to reprogram vehicle but once it started it would lose communication with key. Replaced BCM, had locksmith relearn key to BCM, started twice an...
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3AJ55M9T
Thanks y'all for helping me stay on track. After replacing the front crank sensor, the car ran great. The cam sensor 24x signal was good coming from the sensor It don't go to the ign module. That signal goes right to the ecm! The customer doesn't want to spend... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank sensor a 18/24 signal), P1673 (Engine hot lamp circuit).
2004 Toyota Camry SE 3.3L A/C clutch VIN: 4T1BA32K14
Most of you were right,the relay is white or grey color and marked the MG CLT (magnetic clutch) may be? I kept looking for A/C comp or something like that. So far test drive couple times and did not see the green A/C light is flashing any more. So we let the c...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWSE61J73
Thanks so much for all the help. The responses were great on this car 19 wow. Special thanks to Wayne from North Carolina Jul 8, 2013 2:49:20 PM You probably have a bad fan control module. Wayne was first but many of you had great advice and said the same. I e...
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