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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L oxygen sensors both upper/ pre cat VIN: WAULT68E33
Code P0133 / Audi Code 16157 02 Sensor bank 1 sensor 1 response to slow lower limit reached. Code P0153 / Audi Code 16537 02 Sensor bank 2 sensor 1 response to slow lower limit reached. Started by checking for intake leaks with smoke machine and visually. No ...
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Charging VIN: WAULF78K49
Customer brought car in to check for a one time no crank no start do to a discharged battery. She thought she might have left something on and the problem has not reoccured. The battery was relatively new, was charged and tested fine. We only got 13.6 volts at...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Lubrication VIN: WBADN63411
Hello fellow techs; Got a regular customer that had his car towed in because it had a oil leak up at the L.F. corner of the car. Checked it over and found that the last person that did the oil change did not change the oil filter housing O ring. Not our shop. ...
2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, Hard start VIN: 2G1WH55K82
Hey Everybody, I'm writing this from home so I'll try to remember all the info. This car belongs to a long time customer who has owned it since new. The problem is the function that allows you to just tap the key to the start position and it will crank until i...
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P23
This focus will stall out as soon as you turn on the A/C. I removed the AC diode and the problem is the same without the diode installed. No codes. Not sure where to look at this point. If you hold the throttle at 2000 or so and turn the ac on it will cut out ...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW12859
Vehicle operator complains that truck would hesitate at stop light after a light/heavy acceleration issue confirmed by technician codes shown p0012 p0022
1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Ok this car is driving me nuts I have tested spark competition fuel pressure injector pluses with light all good went as far as swapping plugs wires injectors and the same thing over and over #2 cyl miss fire I removed egr valve look for carbon build up looks ...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Speedo VIN: JN8DR09Y41
This is a car from a used dealer that was bought at the auction, which I cant stand cause all these that have issues have already had the basics and then some done to them, hence "take it to the auction." Anyway, when I got it there was no speedo, no codes or ...

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2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L egr fuel gauge VIN: 3G5DB03E93
the pass through connector is ok.gage sweep works fine i will have a propor close when i get the vehicle in two weeks. but thanks for all the great input and responses.
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46D55
Thank you everyone for your input. I recommended to the customer that they install the factory airbox before we could test further. There were no visible intake vacuum leaks upon the smoke test. I will update this when the customer returns. Trouble codes: P0171.
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97V32
As always thanks to all who took time to reply. Bill from Georgia got it. Hard to believe I got the wrong keys from both a locksmith who specializes in cutting and programming car keys and the dealer, but that was the case. Got the receipt from the dealer key... Trouble codes: B1600 (No key code read from transponder).
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Throttle Body VIN: YS3ED49A94
I think the new throttle body needs to programmed, we cleaned the old throttle body and did the reset procedure and the car was all set. Returned the new throttle body
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