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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E84
We have a 2004 Audi A4 Quattro in the shop with a very intermittent problem. Every 700 to 900 miles it will set 2 camshaft codes: P0014/16398 - 16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B (exhaust), retard setpoint not reached, upper limit reached. P1997/18405 - 18405 - Frictio... Trouble codes: P1997 (18405 - Friction too high exhaust cam adjustment bank 1), P0014 (16398 - Bank 1 camshaft B exhaust retard setpoint not reached)
2006 Audi S4 4.2L Steering Pump VIN: WAUUL78E66
Hi Techs, I have this 06 S4 Wagon in the shop. It originally came in with an intermittent no power steering assist. We Verified that the pump was bad. We installed a pump (Remanned unit from ZF) and did the bleed procedure from Alldata. this pump was incredib...
1999 BMW M3 3.2L window motor VIN: WBSBG9332X
replaced window motor 3 times and the plastic gear inside the motor strips out within a month. Installed new factory glass after trying j.n.phillips aftermarket glass, as aftermarket glass does not come with brackets attached to it and placement of brackets is...
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33464
hi guys i have this bmw 325i had a lean code on both banks so i change the air boot it was crack clear codes when drive on the high way the light on again lean codes both banks .somke system no leaks found i am thinking the air flow meter .but i want to make s...
1999 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L ac VIN: 1G4HC96R5X
Thanks for any help you can give. The VIN is wrong I forgot to bring it home. This car came in with a intermittent abs & security light on. I could not duplicate either one so I got the modis out to look for abs history codes. No communication from module. I t...
2006 Cadillac CTS 2.8L injector VIN: 1G6DM57T76
car has a miss in it so we scanned it and found #2 cylinder miss firing, so we installed new plugs, and cleaned the injectors still the same, so we installed new coil packs and installed new injectors, still same codes. We then put lights on the injectors and ...
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L no auto shift VIN: 1G1AY8768B
Been a long time and I can't remember, This 350 trans won't shift if in D or 3rd. It will shift if manually shifted from first to second and then to third. One-two shift feels normal if done manually but third hits real hard when shifted from second to third. ...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Liftgate VIN: 2C8GP64L71
Chrysler Guru's please help. When parked, this Town & Country's Lift gate with no warning, will open randomly at any unexpected time, sometimes it will close, sometimes remain open. I could watch it for 5 or 6 hours and it will never open and look at it 5 minu...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Noise turbo VIN: 3C8FY78G23
On accel get loud noise coming from turbo,
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Stall VIN: 3D4GG57V79
Vehicle came to us after a dealer replacing the cam sensor (appears old sensor reinstalled) and now telling the customer they need a (I'm guessing cam) sprocket. Vehicle is towed in, customer states it stalls when driving. It stalls once for the tow truck dri... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam position sensor intermittent B1S1)
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Gauges VIN: 2FMZA5149X
All 4 gauges are erattic very intermittently. Seems to be worse at first start up, then almost never acts up. I pulled the cluster last week, but by the time I got it out, it was working fine, so I couldn't test further. Today it acts up, but straightens out b...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L electric thermostat VIN: 1FTYR10D82
First thanks to all who reply to this post. This truck came in with the usual thermostat code w/ lost of coolant and evidence of boiling over at degras res. Replaced themostat. T sat would not open. No circulation present at By pass hose at T stat housing, hos...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L intermittent no spark VIN: 1FMYU04172
this vehicle was here a couple weeks ago for a lean condition and now has returned for hard starting. another shop had replaced all o2 sensors, converters, mass air flow sensor and pcm and condition was still there so then he took it to the dealer and they tol...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33P04
truck cam in would run and idle just low on power and had code 2285 icp sensor problem . replaced icp with good one. no code on a 10 mile test drive but duty cycle on ipr was over 85 percent so my understanding is that truck should never go over 70 percent wit... Trouble codes: P2285
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX20579
Bad knocking type noise from engine area, mostly when cold. Pretty loud deep knock but is erratic and doesn’t act like a rod, crank or piston noise. Goes away as engine warms up. With a stethoscope it is loudest at exhaust manifolds. Sometimes after noise has ...
2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Camshaft VIN: 1GKER33797
Just looking for a little more information before I tear into this motor. Has a few codes in it P0172& P0175 both system rich codes, P0300 (we all know this one) P0366 Exhaust cam position sensor performance B1 and P0496 Evap system flow during none purge. My ...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L spark is arcing VIN: 2HKRL1860X
the car runs good and has no codes or any misfire. The problem you can hear and see the spark jumping inside the crankshaft pulley. the spark plugs look new and a coil was just replace. just trying to see if anybody run troughtthis problem before?
2006 Honda Element LX 2.4L Rev / 4th shift fork VIN: 5J6YH28306
I posted this to the transmission forum a couple days ago but didn't get any responce. Maybe I will do better here. I have never worked on one of these MZKA transmissions before. This one sounds like a coffee grinder when it shifts into 4th. By stuying the ope...
2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Headlights VIN: 1HGCS12709
I've got this nice little honda here kicking my butt. First of all I dont have good wiring diagrams on this honda,but heres whats happening. When you turn the lights on the parking lights work as they should. The low beam light dont work at all on either side ...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on
Hello, I got this rover here putting the check engine light on with two codes P2096 and P2098. Code definition on the scanner says Post catalyst fuel trim banks 1 and 2. I smoke tested the intake manifold and then smoke tested the exhaust system. No leaks at a... Trouble codes: P2096, P2098
2001 Lexus GS300 3.0L instrument panel VIN: JT8BD69S21
Customer was gone 3 weeks, upon return car started fine but had no display on IP . Does anyone know of a common failure on this model? Thanks in advance for your help, IATN members are the best.
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L radio VIN: 5LMFU68H65
When vehicle is put in reverse, the radio shuts off and video screen display goes black. As soon as you put selector in park in drive, neutral, in park again, the display screen and radio come back to life..we realize there is reverse mute function for the bac...
1994 Mazda RX-7 1.3L knock VIN: JM1FD3338R
History: My car replaced engine due to bad apex seals-engine ran rough, but no codes. New engine code 05 knock sensor. I have this and another perfectly running car to compare tests with. I have swapped pcm-proplem does not transfer to good car. Removed knock ...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Power Windows VIN: WDBHA23G8W
Problem is the power windows, locks,mirrors & power roof stop working. If you disconnect the battery for 5 minuets & then reconnect everything comes to life. After a few days the same issue appears. I have replaced Left front & rear door modules,right front & ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E91
hi this customer says that while driving the car goes into limp mode..but it is intermittent..when this happens none of the gear indicator lights work.i did a full scan with my autel scan tool I got all can codes..im not very familiar with this model car so I ... Trouble codes: P2307, C1022, C1024, C1025
2005 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S85
This car has been to several shops for a no start condition at times has 2 codes in it which i listed.one is for fuel pump driver module and the other is for fuel rail pressure sensor.the previous shop changed the module with no luck and also the fuel inertia ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1223 (Fuel pump driver module off line)
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L timming belt area VIN: 4A3AC84H03
we bought this Eclipse with 86,000 miles on it. The car runs very well with one problem On occasion when it is cold there is a noise from under the timing cover. It is very loud but goes away after 30 secs. whis is making it hard to detect. Before we start tea...
1994 Nissan Sentra E 1.6L reamer bolt VIN: JN1EB31P1R
Customer wanted to have his trans serviced. No problem, put one of my junior techs on it. Should be an easy job? They went to put the new strainer back and one bolt won't tighten. Turns out it is what they car a 'reamer bolt' which holds the valve body halves ...
2005 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L steering VIN: 5TDZA22C75
Need help/next step on this van, read all posts in knowledge base no clear next step,did zero calb. started with -2, now have -3, after cleaning rust from sensor boss,problem only intermitten now,customer wants it fixed/cured of the VSC light flashing and syst...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, No Communication VIN: 3VWRF29M9X
Won't Start Cold And It's Like 60 Degrees Right Now. Turn Key To On, SES Light Lights Along With Glow Plug Light But The Glow Plug Light Goes Right Back Out. I Don't Think It Stays On For Even A Second. I Unplugged Coolant Sensor And The Glow Plug Light Would ...
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Fuel Pressure VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
Vehicle was brought in for a rough idle. Replaced multiple damaged breather & vacuum hoses. Runs better but has high fuel pressure. Key on, engine off fuel pressure is within specification. Key on, engine running fuel pressure is 65-70 psi and causes the engin...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Engine Oil VIN: 3VWSP29M11
Hi, Customer dumped a Gallon of Antifreeze Coolant into the Engine Oil Fill Cap hole but NEVER STARTED THE ENGINE. He had me Tow it in & I drained the Antifreeze Coolant into a 5 gallon bucket & it drained out just as Purple/Pink as VW Antifreeze is then I pl...

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2002 Acura TL 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA56652
This was posted in the wrong section, turns out I forgot to take out the Schrader valve from the compression hose when hooking up the transducer. DOH!
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANN73586
Thank you for the replies! We have performed the BG 109 chemical treatment again, and switched to conventional oil. If this becomes the fix, I will update the post. If the oil consumption continues, we will boro-scope the cylinders.
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L electronin power steering VIN: 1G1AT58H89
I cant believe I didn't think of graphing the cicrcit. Thanks you Robert. While test driving with the graph recording there was a lot of current spikes when hitting bump, banging on the steering wheel, closing doors, ect. The funny part is that it rarely when ...
2008 Chrysler 300 LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3KA43R28
Replacing the knock sensor seemed to do the trick. Remember this sensor had got very hot when the engine overheated and was flooded with coolant. While the broken crankshaft bolt is still a concern, apparently this condition has no effect on the "noise" the or... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock/Combustion vibration sensor).
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L Steering VIN: 1B4GP44G5X
21 Replies... I am obviously not the only one who has had this happen. Quite a few of you said to check the steering linkage, ball joints, u-joints ect. I assure you this was checked and triple checked. The cure as many of you suggested was a new pump from Chr...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Altenator VIN: WD2PD74405
Much thanks to everyone. You guys are the best! Needed new Altenator, and Instrument Panel. Thanks to Louis we were able to Excite the field of the new Altenator with his 500 Ohm resistor method. Then realized the IP was defective. Ip needed to be programed ...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L rear of truck VIN: 1FTRX17W13
truck not fixed,here is what has happened.driveshaft was rebuilt with a new tube,it is one piece,both u joints.also pinion seal and torque were set at diff yoke.then one of the rear tires was balanced on a roadforce machine at a tire discounter,wheel is slight...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FTRW12859
we are going to close this issue as of today - witht he replacemente of the VCT solenoids the failure mode went away ... so far no more complaints
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L cooling fan VIN: 5FNRL38617
I had the odyssey reflashed and ecm now shows it commands fans on on high speed when a/c is turned on but still do not have high speed fans. Checking output at ecm high speed fan output terminal I still see 12 volts with my dvom hooked up same as before refl...
1992 Isuzu N NRR 6.5L runs out of fuel VIN: JALE5B1U7N
Well, I think (hope) it is fixed. Rebuilt lift pump with new valves and primer plunger. To all who suggested an air leak- I knew I had an air leak- just where was it and why was it so long between last episode and this one. I use a hand vacuum pump because the...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBFA67E4S
Thanks to all who replied. EVERYBODY said go after the ignition system so after I checked all the service records, I did. I did find moisture in both the caps. I replace all of the secondary ignition system and the problem has not returned. As to the power top... Trouble codes: 2 (Max retardatio), 3 (ECT B11/9 from LH2 SFI implausable), 6 (Cam position sensor L5/1), 8 (Trans overlay protocal switch S65 does not close).
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L cooling system VIN: WDDNG86X27
Lars from New jersey hit the nail or should I say the computer on the head. tapping the engine control module affected the fan operation. replaced computer dealer flashed it. fine ever since. thank you everyone for your help. Owe you one Lars [...] again...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling System VIN: WMWRE33586
Vehicle was not fixed because the customer declined further repairs.
2001 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Airbag VIN: 1G3NL52E61
Well its fixed. I checked all data and communication with all modules. I got a new bcm and returned to the dealer. I informed him that the new bcm wasn't installed yet. He connected to the dlc, did some reconfiguring from the sdm then to bcm, punched in the ra...
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG65676
We found tthe drain valve to not be sealing every time it closed. replaced and the costomer says the light has been off. Trouble codes: P0442 (small evap leak).
1997 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L oil leak VIN: JT3GN87R8V
The rear cam plugs can be done without removing valve covers. It would be easier if covers were off then rear cam bearing caps can be removed and plug would come out very easy.there is a strap across each one. Take strap off. A sharp 90 deg pick was enough the...
2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Evap system VIN: 4T1BG22K71
Charcoal canister did the trick. Haven't seen it back yet. Thanks guys.
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L 2-3 shift flare/slip VIN: 5TDBA22C94
thanks for the replies I am sending this unit to a tranny shop for my customer . dave from new York seems to be on track and understood my issue. Yes this vehicle came from a quick lube that tried to scan it only as stated no attempt to repair yes correct flui...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L brakes VIN: 3VWCT71K86
ok folks, sorry for the delay, I gave this one time to make darn sure it was not coming back to haunt me. after a chat with a tech line and a second replacement of the booster, the problem still existed, makes no sense to me why, but I made a spacer for the ma...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWCK73C87
thanks guys appreciate the help it was indeed carbon build up on the intake valves, clean them an car ran great thanks again this the first vehicle that kicked ma ass like this
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