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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L pump VIN: WAUML44E34
Dear fellow techs I have this a8 with no air to shocks. I have codes 01583/01772/01400. compressor does not activate. It will run if you power with 12 v .I am looking for fuse and relay. They don't appear to be where Mitchell indicates.Car had a flat customer ...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L alternator VIN: WBAET37455
hello fellow techs, i need some bmw help please. vehicle arrived with the complaint of battery light intermittently illuminating. she said has never happened until the battery was changed last night, have not been able to duplicate this problem. she said the c...
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Hesitation, Poor Throttle Respon VIN: WBAVA335X7
PROBLEM: I have a 2007 328i that goes into throttle failsafe mode about 6-8 seconds after the car starts. When you initially start the car it has normal throttle response for the first 6-8 seconds. After that, response is very slow and feels like you can only ... Trouble codes: C0DB4
2010 BMW 535i 3.0L Windows VIN: WBANW1C57A
hello all, i have a 2010 bmw 535i that customer states that intermittently windows, sunroof, and trunk all open by themselves even overnight. i cannot duplicate this situation. i have discussed this with autologic and was told to check for water intrusion in t...
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GBJG31R9Y
Vehicle came in running very rough. o2s show rich indication. Pulled off vortec injectors. Number 7 cyl. ijector port was clean. Which indicates a leak. Changed injectors. Code for cmp/ckp correlation present. Map/baro sensor readings within range. New amp sen...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L blower motor not working VIN: 1G1AJ55F38
my question is if I replace B C M with one from the wreckers will I have any problems with the the anti theft system ( is their a chance of it locking things up like you some times have with CHYS systems )
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L Starter VIN: 1C3EU4533S
Thanks in advance for all who helped. we have this car came in with the starter hitting the flywheel after you release the key. every time we start the car the starter kicks back then reingague with the flywheel has anyone run into this problem before. we have...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.9L Spark Plug VIN: 1B7HF16Z9Y
Need to know if anyone knows a way to get the spark plugs wire heat shields out of the cylinder head...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU62X3Y
hey everyone have a good one here. I have a down stream 02 sensor that is not reading anything on my scan tool and have p0171 and p0174 system too lean bank 1 and 2. I have replaced down stream 02 sensor, smoked tested for vacuum leaks and none were found. Als... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Calipers VIN: 1FMPU16L32
This has become a nightmare for me!So I want to thank you ahead of time.This Expedition came in with a low spongy pedal.I narrowed it down to the ABS module was internally loosing pressure.I replaced the module with a "used" part.Pedal is now good,"BUT" after ...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEK19B56
I have this GMC that gets water into the blower motor. At freezing temps, it freezes the motor up so it will not turn. I believe that because of this it keeps taking out the resister module. This is an automatic HVAC system. The resister actually goes bad in t...
1998 Honda Civic LX 1.6L locks VIN: JHMEJ6675W
now it will lock and unlock by the key in door and manually after plugging all wiring back in and attaching battery now if you go to lock it tries to lock the unlocks itself and now the key or the switch will work it tries to lock the door now just kicks back ...
2011 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L radio VIN: 5FNRL5H65B
hi guys i have [...] honda odyssey xm radio no signal no navigation i think is the radio or the xm module i need some hepl the xm radio was working now it saying no signal .any help thank you guys
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L No Start VIN: JNRDR07Y31
This one is really bothering me. It seems I have everything I need but still wont even attempt to fire. I have graphed my cam sensors and they graph good. I have unplugged cam and crank sensors and it still wont fire. The plugs are getting really wet with gas ...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No 2-3 3-4 Shift VIN: 1J4GW48NX1
Hi guys, i'm just trying to get a good consensus of what i might be looking at on this jeep. One of our good customers just bought this from a car lot that was going out of business and the trans doesn't shift past second gear. We are not a transmission shop a...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L special functions VIN: SALAD25476
Vehicle came in with hard start and resetting trip on dash. After replaced battery we have a message on dash that reads; "Transmission range not available. System fault special programs not available. Special programs off" Customer is wigging out, says we ca...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L fuel injectors VIN: 5LMFU27R24
Under hood did catch fire briefly when cranking with fuel rail and injectors out. No damage found other than some melted plastic wire looms that have sense been repaired. I suspect a bad ECM, but why? We removed the engine, rebuilt and reinstalled, has not sta...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L Stall VIN: JM1BJ22511
Hello and thanks. This car stalls but restarts and when it starts the check engine light flashes and sets 300 code. Its only happens for a moment and not long enough to do any checking. Freeze Frame is limited and seems to be after issue. I did some checking o... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Ignition VIN: 4JGBF71E97
We drove the car into the stall to look at the driving height of the car. We looked at the drivers rear air strut with soap. We got into the car to move it out of the stall and the key will not turn. We charged the battery thinking is was low, we also replac...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L steering pump VIN: WMWRC33403
hi all, This MINI has been to the shop several times. In the past we have recomended an P/S pump for the hard steering and noisey pump condition. The vehicle was left this weekend, the customer states the steering failed and now the pump runs all the time even...
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Differential\Axles VIN: 5N1AA08B34
VEHICLE PRESENTED WITH A WHIRRING NOISE AND VIBRATION FROM FRONT RIGHT(felt just like wheel hub assy on right could feel it in floorboard as well as here it on pass front when turning right noise would go away return when straight or turning left-replaced fron...
1992 Plymouth Colt Vista SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JP3CV50W2N
Car initially came in with 2 codes and an engine stall concern. Found it to have a bad ect sensor and would dump fuel and cause vehicle stall. Replaced sensor and adjusted idle. Car now runs smooth but check engine light comes back with code 15 listed below. T... Trouble codes: 15 (motor position signal out of range), 21 (coolant temp signal out of range)
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: 9BWGS21J81
Here's a head scratcher; Girl drives car to gas station, runs fine. Shuts off, fills tank, goes to re-start, runs terrible, engine misses. Gets it to Dad's house 200 feet from station, dies in yard. Quick diagnosis = "NO SPARK". (3)"check engine light codes" [...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD63B84
thanks in advance, this one is sucking the life out of me, keeps setting misfire codes for cyl 1 & 2 intermittenly. have swapped coils no change mass air flow sensor had very low readings replaced maf now readings are in spec, but still intermittly runs bad!! ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0300
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3VWST71KX6
Have VAG-COM scanner, code is 000665, informed customer that I felt there were deeper issues, but he wanted to replace EGR cooler. Replaced, cleared code, test drove, very poor power, runs like plugged exhaust. Cannot hear / feel turbo engage. Identifix has an... Trouble codes: 00066

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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Alarm VIN: WBADN63472
I never did find where alarm counts could be found.I received replies that indicated ISTA wasn't good on cars as old as 2002.The next BMW I get in I will look for them again and post my findings.
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33464
thank all of u guys for your help the problem was the mas air flow ,. reset then fuel trims drove the car no more problem thank u guys again . question why i did not get a bank i lean code the second time / thank u guys again
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC53K19
Replacing the ecm fixed the problem, thanks for all the help.
2003 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4GP54L93
Sorry this took awhile customer was slow to return with vehicle. First, thanks to all the members who responded with positive constructive thoughts rather than criticize or chastise for incomplete info. Sometimes you overlook the obvious, don't have unlimited ... Trouble codes: P0303 (misfire 3), P0442 (evap small leak), P0455 (evap gross leak).
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L pcv VIN: 3B7KF23672
Thanks for all your help I rerouted the pcv vent and customer is happy and no more oil mess. Simple fix thanks again Dave [...]
1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Fuel Economy, Low Power VIN: 1FTHX2614F
After some sorting out, I found the problems: *GLOW PLUGS - Long crank times solved *FUEL LIFT PUMP - Replaced the small electric lift pump with a FASS Pump which provides higher pressure and volume & solved lack of power *FUEL TANK SELECTOR VALVE - Had an ai...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDWE35FXY
thank you for all the replies. I did some basic rechecking and found now oil in high pressure reservoir. I removed the oil pressure sending unit (main low pressure) and tested and found no pressure. did not even have flow while cranking which signaled a bad... Trouble codes: P2112 (Icp pressure problem).
2008 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Transmission VIN: 2FMDK36CX8
The shift solenoid e (overdrive) e was bad, solends not replaceable singly, had to replace solenoid unit as a whole, reprograhm ECU only to find that the bad solenoid caused pressures to drop which caused gear 3 clutch to burn out, quoted by ford dealer $8997....
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GKET16S66
We changed the purge solenoid again and the problem is fixed. Thanks for all the help. I checked it would not close all the way allowing vacuum to pull gas into the engine and flood the engine. Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean), P0442 (EVAP system small leak detected), P0496 (EVAP system flow during non-purge).
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK24U26
Sorry so long to close. Vehicle is not fixed. Did figure out why the engine kept running in off position though. Most were right but instead of a remote start it was the remainder of a lpg system. Truck still dies out of the blue. Thanks to everyone for the in...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Power Steering VIN: 1GTHK23D76
Well the truck is fixed and has been on the road for awhile now. Turns out the first steering gear we got was bad, something wrong in the control valve. I ended up replacing the pump which fixed all my issues with the truck. A lot of the replies I got were ...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12491
Thanks for all the response, almost everyone said the same. Textar pads are know to have squeak problems on LR. The most common suggestion was brembo rotors and akebono pads. We installed them and sounds good so far. Thanks for the help and all the responses.
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L door locks VIN: JTHBF30G72
1979 Saab 900 EMS 2.0L water pump
ken and bob u walked me gave the steps.Joseph,I am advising this customers young friend who bought the saab as a project car,He plans on becoming a technician.Bill whats a pos?lol Anthony [...] will definitely check out the site,tx.THANK YOU all,I will not invoic...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M23
2004 Volvo V70 R 2.5L speed sensitive steering VIN: YV1SJ52Y94
Sorry to not have closed this. Thanks to all that answered. The problem still exists but I should add at this time we are going by customer's description of the problem and have not experienced it in the shop. I am begining to think it may be in the custome...
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