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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mil lamp flashes VIN: WAUDF78E67
Vehicle starts and ck engine light flashes, vehicle wont accelerate. Used a AUTEL scan tool Codes in history 05634 supply voltage charging system 13.9 to 14.1 volts. other dtc found was in abs system 01826 also in history. Desided to use a generic scan tool an... Trouble codes: 05634 (History ecm), 01826 (Abs steering angle supply volt history)
1983 BMW 320i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBAAG33010
Hi, all of you tech. This car towed in for no start, she has been sitting about 2 years , that was the reason for complete service of fuel supply system! now we have fuel injection, spark, some times start for about 20sec. And stall . Try to start right away i...
2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L silk VIN: WBANN73516
Customer has message on information / message center. Lose control Silk. I can not find any information on this.
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L engine VIN: 1G6DM57N63
Cust brought car in for random misfire pulled code p0300 301 303 305 one bank only. Cust states notice minor misfire after getting gas, but no engine light. Brought to my shop after flashing check engine light and severe rough idle got worst. I proceeded to do...
2009 Cadillac CTS V 6.2L Electrical
Car was drivin in to the shop. Had to sit for about a week. Battery went dead. Charged battery. Battery in Remote is good. Went to car with remote. Car will not start, can't even unlock doors with remote. Locks and trunk work from switches in the car. Have NO ...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCGK24F3V
OK I service this vehicle regularly for my customer.Lately ,over the last few months the driver complains of an intermitant engine speed that revs up on its own.I can not so far reproduce the problem,last time I checked for codes ,no codes.Performed a engine r...
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No communcation VIN: 1G1ND52J6Y
HI Guys! This is my 1st time here so thanks in advance for looking into this matter .this vehicle came to the shop as no start I try to hook up scanner to check for codes and found no communication at all check all powers and grounds all good, try disconnectin...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L instrument panel cluster VIN: 1GCEK19T83
This is my truck that I just bought so I am trying to fix the cluster on the cheap. Sometimes the speedo and voltmeter will read higher than actual values, a few of the bulbs in the cluster are inoperative (possibly dim). Once the cluster went completely dead,...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L harsh shift VIN: 1G1AL52F95
Trans techs-need help on intermitent problem.when driving at times the trans will get a harsh shift into second gear- feels like it just drops in.after that the transmission will hit all gears hard.when stopping you will get a short shudder like the convertor ...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 2.8L No Start VIN: 1GCCS13896
This truck will intermittently not start, cranks OK. The theft light does not illuminate. It has never done it with me, customer says will do it a few times a month. Last week I replaced the notorious cam timing solenoid for the code, the screen was broken. Cl... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP to CMP correlation)
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3JA53G95
Car came in with code p2112 - elect. throttle control - unable to open. Another shop had replaced throttle body and said their scanner wouldn't do a relearn. We relearned throttle body with our Bosch masterteck VCI - seemed to work. Car back in 2 days with sam... Trouble codes: P2112, P2110
2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.4L Tpms Light VIN: 1C3LC56K17
the tpms light and the red anti theft light both come on and off at the same time randomly. blink once or twice and shut off. it does happen again could be in 2 minutes or 20 minutes. it does not act like there is a fault in the system because then it would be...
2007 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Crank sensor VIN: 007H618727
Car was bought with blown not running motor no history in car. Bought a used motor from salvage yard out of a 06 magnum 2.7 engine. Vin# r everything was exactly the same. Installed motor had and issue with starter and motor turning over so I had my new guy ta...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1B4HS28Z9X
Vehicle came to us wont shift out of low gear at times.put the derb3 on it ,no codes.watching data stream,desired pressure will pick up [...] rpm but no actual pressue.ohmed all possible trans sensors from tcm,all is good.removed the pan to check install of...
2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L 5th VIN: 1B3EL46X26
Customer states that it used to coast around 1700 rpm.
2010 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire VIN: 2B3AA4CT5A
Vehicle will set cylinder 2 misfire every time engine rpm is above 3k rpm. I can duplicate the misfire in stall, in park holding rpm at 3300 or so for approx. 5 seconds and it will always reset cylinder 2 misfire. We have ruled out the usual stuff I believe, s... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30M7R
customer complant is vehicle will not start in the morning without using ether, once vehicle is driven it will start the rest of the day, i have verified the issue and have made the repaires listed under repair history, and vehicle starts a little bettter but ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTNX21F7Y
We are familiar with this vehicle from it's previous owner as well as this one. Well cared for. All highway miles. Regular oil changes. Customer presented as a no-start. Said it just shut down on him one day. First thing we did was replace the crank sensor. ...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gauges, warning lights,blowermotoer,engine VIN: 1FDXF46FX1
removed under hood fuse block and inspected for corrosion, none found. pulled allunder dash fuses for blower and it still ran. can turn it off with heater control. what am I missing here, driving me up the wall
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50471
This van acts like it has an air leak into cyl #1 but I tried spraying propane and ether around it and I can't get any response, so now I'm not sure. After driving, the MIL light came on and started flashing, the freeze frame for P0301 shows: bank 1 LTFT 18.72... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1), P0174 (System too lean bank 2), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire dedected)
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDRE14W62
I have an E150 4.6L that I have in the past 3 years replaced about 4 or 5 ignition coils on, all one at a time. A week ago, it came in with misfire codes on cylinder 8 and 5. Both coils had already been replaced at one point, so I warrantied them and actually ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L cylinder heads VIN: 1FTPW14V76
Can u remove the heads without engine R&R? Have heard this horror story but never had one until now. Any "easy" things to help speed the process?? Any help is appreciated. Thanks, Mike
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP15369
This escape came in with no start/ start and stall condition. Checked and was losing fuel pressure. Checked power at the pump and would lose power. Thought that the problem would be with the fuel pump driver (like the f150) so I jumped or bypassed the driver a... Trouble codes: P0620 (Generator control circuit)
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L fuel filler neck VIN: 1FMCU03719
This is a 2009 ford escape xlt with a 2.5 liter, car is equipped with a cap less fuel filler neck , owner complaint gas pump kicks back ,has problem refueling fuel tank, customer states went to 3 gas stations and every time the same thing happened when trying ...
2001 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG56641
The vehicle has a hard dtc for code p0135. Seconds after clearing the dtc it illuminates again. After retrieving the code of p0135 I performed the diagnostic procedure for this dtc. I have discovered that the vehicle needs a new ecm. Along with the p0135 code ... Trouble codes: P0135
2008 Kia Sedona EX 3.8L Vehicle
As usual, when I post a help fix I'm at the end of my rope. This time it's a vibration/wobble feeling when accelerating. When the van 1st arrived, it would vibrate and wobble so bad under load that it made an audible thumping noise while rotating under load ju...
2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALTY19434
Vehicle cranks and doesn't start, squirting fuel into the intake will make it start, as long as it is added. It seems that there is something going on with the theft system. It acts like the 4-way flashers are on, there is no horn blowing and the red light in ...
1992 Lexus ES300 3.0L cooling fan VIN: JT8VK13T2N
Vehicle has a hydraulically operated cooling fan. When first started on a cool engine, the fan ran immediately at least the 1100 rpm's and took a while, maybe 15 minutes to get up to operating temp. Stayed there for another 30 to 45 min. (at idle). After drivi...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBGA43E7P
This car runs poor and will not clear its codes, has a new wiring harness in it from 2 years ago. with the multiple codes not clearing we checked down the harness anyway. The tests for these codes from MB are cryptic at best, I am hoping someone has better inf... Trouble codes: 2 (3 -), 3 (8 -), 8 (11 -), 11 (12 -), 12 (testing and results)
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 not very familiar with this model car so I ... Trouble codes: P2307, C1022, C1024, C1025
2002 Mercedes-Benz TCV2 2.2L glow plugs
The glow plug control solenoid was clicking when key turned on (was getting signal from ECU) would then click off after approx 30 secs, during the "on time" no voltage was detected at the relay output terminals for the glow plugs. Codes present: P1481-01 Glow ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBPJ75J14
Car came in for a ABC pump and a hose leaking. We replaced the pump, the system wasn't complete empty so we did not have to bleed, suspension went up but right side was a litle bit higher from left side and there was a codes C1525-016(Level calibration was not...
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L Suspension VIN: WDDDJ72X99
Hi need some assistance form the MB techs out there. This car came if with damage from a armadillo strike to the front driver side. The air suspension message was on the dash.Codes 5508 and 4 or so other that I did not write down. Found the compressor was inop...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Emission System VIN: 4A3AE55H71
We checked source vacuum, Source vacuum 15in.Hg. Checked for Vacuum leaks in system. none present. We did a vacuum Control Valve Check, there was 6.5 in.hg of vacuum. We replaced the vacuum switching valve. I would expect the valve to hold vacuum when you plug...
1987 Nissan D21 E 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6ND16SXH
Vehicle will start and run fine for 10-15 seconds then die, restarts right away and dies within 10 seconds. tried to get codes from computer but both red and green flash at same time and flash once then pause, flash twice then pause, flash 3 times then pause, ...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1N6DD26S2Y
I have this nissan pickup came in with the fuel gauge did not work. I cycled key and fuel gauge doesnt move off of just a little under full. I put a gauge in it because the needle didnt move to 0 when key turned off. Put new gauge in and now it reads 3/4 full ...
2005 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP67C75
Help!!! Customer is complaining of a rough idle when hot in gear. We've checked compression, injector balance, and for vacuum leaks. Nothing conclusive, and no codes. Replaced turbo with blown seals about 7k miles ago, and customer thinks it has been happening...
2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69667
Hello all, this one happens to be my own personal vehicle that is driving me crazy. As I don't get much of a chance to work on the AFR vehicles this one is especially difficult. The way these engine are laid out makes them a bit for a challenge to go about us... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire)
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Brake Drums VIN: 4T3ZF13C82
We replaced rear brake shoes with OEM Toyota lining but used aftermarket brake drums to save customer money. After couple of weeks customer noticed rhythmic thumping noise in rear of vehicle while braking. We removed and resurfaced the brake drums to no avail....
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L radiator fan VIN: JTDBL40E79
This 2009 focus was brought in by a body shop. It was hit in left front corner and they did the body work and installed a new fuse box. The problem is the radiator fan stays on all the time with key on. I have studied the diagram and it has a ecm module mounte...
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 ...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L #2 Injector VIN: 3VWTG69M11
Hello fello techs i got this 01 jetta vr6 im itermittenly loosing injector pulse on cylinder 2 only.i checked wiring ok.i suspected computer replaced same problem.ive swaped coil,crank and cam sensor still the same.any thoughts?thanks jp

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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Unknown VIN: WAULT68E83
It was the left side hieght sensor the one attched to the lower control arm, install new one & clear the memory & its all good now,it looks like when we removed the steering rack we bumped in to the sensor & caused the problem.
2002 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1G6KD54Y82
thanks to all who replied the customer has not returned for me to follow up so this car is not fixed yet i will update this post if i find out anymore thanks for your time
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L harsh down shift VIN: 1G6DP56745
Very hard to fix anything when the customer shop jumps and looks for free diagnosis. He's gone to 3 other shop after me and says they diagnose for free. Man! That Verus is sure earning it's money! I refuse to work for nothing and I got paying work. I'm firing ...
1995 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBKC34F4S
Installed a relocation kit and new module, sent the customer on his way seems to be god now. Thanks for all the info. Trouble codes: 36 (Injection Pulse width error long responce), 35 (injection pulse width error short responce).
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L wont start VIN: 1GNDX03E82
I had no voltage on pin number 72 on computer what I found was something ate the plastic cover off the crank sensor wires and doing the head repair work the wires were touching one another shorting them out and killing the signal going to the computer well lik...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hvac recirc VIN: 1FTSW31F11
Long time sponser member. This is my first help request and you guys rock !! All of the replies were very helpful in giving me a direction and plan of attack. First I jumpered the blower to switch polarity. No air flow at all. Next i checked the body vents beh...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTPW14594
This truck is fixed. The solution was to thoroughly clean the throttle body. The issue is that the adaptive learning data which is stored in the keep-alive-memory (KAM) within the ECU is erased if the ECU is powered down for more than 5 minutes. When the ECU i...
1995 Honda Civic del Sol Si 1.6L Poor Fuel Economy, Timing VIN: JHMEH6266S
well!!! after weeks of work on this night mare I have to thank every body for their input on the hasben a wile since last time I posted so I apoloogize for not giving all the info as I should of. the car never run rough it just didn`t have power on a...
2002 Isuzu Rodeo S 2.2L Engine Overheating VIN: 4S2CK58D92
Several suggested I replaced the radiator. After replacement the engine still overheats while driving and stays within range at idle. I drained the radiator again and vacuumed all air from the system again with the same results. A cylinder leakage test passed....
2007 Kia Sedona 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: KNDMB13307
I am sorry it took a while a update this post , but yes the vehicle is fixed , it turned out that the TPS sensor had been replaced before the car came to us and it had never been programed to the vehicle so we programed the TPS sensor and this took care of th... Trouble codes: 171 (bank one lean), 174 (bank two lean), 301 (cylinder one misfire), 303 (cylinder 3 misfire), 305 (cylinder 5 misfire).
2000 Lexus ES300 3.0L Front camshaft seal VIN: JT8BF28G1Y is DONE.. After 4 seals and a repair sleeve , it is still gushing. I disassembled it and removed the valve cover. The cam retaing cap bolts were just snug. All other bolts were tight. I removed the cap to see why or what I could figure would cause th...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L check engine light VIN: WMWMF73537
thx for all replies finally i received my ds1 scanner for bmw and mini and follow the diagnostic procedure and up decision was burned dme shipped the vehicle to the dealer possibly warranty they confirmed dme was faulty still waiting the vehicle come back fro...
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L dash lights,windows,ignition VIN: WVWPD23B51
One of the first things I looked at was the comfort module for water damage. It was completely dry and all the wiring looked great in there. Next I looked at the brake light switch at the brake pedal. Just by me moving the switch or even touching it the dash l...
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