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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Immobilizer VIN: WAUAC48H74
The customer with this a4 called me the car doesnt start! i confirmed the issue the car starts fine but the immobilizer is flashing and kills the engine. The remoter batteries never got replaced!! i did that first and now i can not even unlock the doors!! i t...
2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Odometer VIN: 5UXFB33563
This customer is new to the bmw fammily and me. He thinks there is a issue with the water pump, but he can't tell me why or what.!! also the cluster odo reading is missing some digital dot's and numbers!!also the lower part which tell's you like key in the ing...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Radiator Fan VIN: 5UXFE83567
Vehicle returned to shop 12 days after original repair. Now there is no voltage at the fan, confirmed good ground and good signal. Have access to Mitchell, Shop Key & also Mitchell Pro. All show the same schematic with a 60 Amp fuse for fan at fuse box under d...
2004 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4U042 6.6L Srs air bag VIN: 1GBE4E1134
I have a code B0090. This vehicle does not have a passenger air bag nor does it have a passenger air bag disable switch in the dash. All GM manuals I have looked at show the SDM module recieving feed back from switch to pin A10 on SDM. There is no wire at pin ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.9L Heads VIN: 3B7HF13Z9X
I just need a little advice, this is my personal truck, it began with a p0308, inspected and found coolant in the #8 cylinder, removed the head, gasket was in good shape, sent to machine shop and was told cracked (found to be a reg occurance) i guess my questi...
2003 Ford E-350 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L23
Early or middle of warmup is when this occurs about 5 miles of driving. The vehicle will start to misfire on 2,4,5 cylinders. The customer will pull over and shut off the vehicle and it starts and runs fine again. Then it may not happen for another two weeks. ... Trouble codes: P1285 (cyl head over temp), P1299 (cyl head overtemp protect), P0302, P0304, P0305
2000 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Booster VIN: 2HGEJ6619Y
Hi all. Have a 2000 Honda with a hard brake pedal when cold complaint. Pedal feel very slightly harder than normal always. I have operated the engine and check for booster apply. Pedal does move down when started, eng off and when pumped will empty Booster. Wo...
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Gauge fluctuates from half to empty for no reason VIN: 4S2CK58W11
Vehicle came in with a fluctuating fuel gauge issue, inspected old sending unit and contacts on the float level were bad, installed a new sending and pump and problems persists. Does this specific vehicle needs to be re-programmed when installing a new pump/se...
1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Rear Seal VIN: SAJHX1744S
We installed a new rear engine seal and oil galley plug in this vehicle on 11/11 with 183,000 miles. It returned with a leak on 11/12 with 193,700 miles, and the new rear seal had come loose from the bore of the rear plate and had traveled up the crankshaft. ...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Starting VIN: JM1BJ24603
Ok all you Mazda techs, we have a good one here and hopefully someone could help. Customer has a no crank no start which is intermittent and very difficult to duplicate. We originally tried to duplicate the condition but was never able to, so the customer did...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L input speed sensor VIN: WMWMF73587
Vehicle has a p0715 - input speed sensor inop. We have replaced sensor and thoroughly check circuits from tcm to sensor. We want to replace tcm with a god used one. Does this have to be reflashed, if so what happens if you don't. Also could use some info on an...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M34
this vehicle will start when it wants to. several codes for short to ground. when it does start it runs great and doesnt stall. when it does not start there is spark but no fuel pump or pulse at the inj. check engine light on while cranking and tach reads 150 ... Trouble codes: P1198, P1435, P1118, P1425, P0264, P0270
2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L MIL Lamp on
This vehicle came with MIL on. Code for VVT solenoid. Powered the solenoid and no clicking sound coming from it. It was shorted, replaced it and solved that issue. Now after car warms up, I get a whistling noise coming from engine. If I take out oil dip stick,...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13594
Replace Air Flow sensor with A OEM BMW one. MIL light went off and passed inspection like a charm Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean condition), P0174 (Lean condition).
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GBJP32R2W
Well this truck is fixed . Turned out it was the wiring from the idle air control to the p c m found two of the four wires where broken repaired the wires all is fine to all that replyed thanks. John Trouble codes: P1509.
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L External Memory VIN: 1B3HB28B68
After going through the extensive flow chart related to U1146 and all voltage and ohm readings are good, i read a post on Identifix mentioning that the 22 pin external connetor on the transmission has some issues. after replacing the connector, then i initiali...
2010 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L front pass VIN: 1B3CC4FB9A
It's fixed.I bench tested the motor first thing this morning and it worked both directions.I'm kicking myself for not doing that to begin with. I checked the regulator for binding before I posted the help request . I tested the harness for opens/shorts at the ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A3S
After reading some of the responses I have decided that the best option for him is to change the harness. I have done this in the past. More work but to help a friend with limited funds. I knew it was a reach.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Oil pump/Oil pump drive VIN: 1FMDU32E1V
Thanks to all of you who replied with helpful advice. The customer chose to take the vehicle to another shop who was willing to repair the oil pump. Thanks again to all of you! -Jonathan
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMYU02Z15
I will be getting new glasses,there was a hairline crack in TPS.Thanks every one for the input
2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Rear tire wear VIN: 1HGCP26858
Thank you for all of the replies. So far customer has taken my advice and the advice of many here on IATN and replaced the bad tires with some Michelins. He will also be bringing his car in for some new rear struts in the near future. Thank you again for all o...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Unknown VIN: 1J8GW58J52
Thanks for all the ideas Guys! We ended up recalibrating everything, clearing codes and the issue has not showed up since- we will watch for issues and update as needed! Greg and crew
1996 Saturn SW2 1.9L Rear brakes VIN: 1G8ZK8274T
Hey everyone, thanks for the replies, I got a lot of replies about putting the adjuster on wrong side, i should have mentioned that when i do rear brakes i always do one side at a time so i can compare back to the original for spring location etc... so that wa...
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