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2006 Audi A4 2.0L airbag module VIN: WAUAF78E26
Got a 06 Audi A4 in from a body shop that installed a new airbag control module. The control module needed to be coded to the car. A usually easy process. The Autologic is asking for a index number to properly code the unit. The part number for this module is ...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Ignition VIN: WBAHE2325R
When it' below 50 degrees car cranks and won't start. When it won't start the fault code 66 for burglar alarm system signal is present. When ambient temperature is above 55 degrees car cranks right up and fault code 66 for burglar alarm is not present. Any bod...
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1985 Cadillac Seville 4.1L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G6KS6983F
Hello Fellow Techs, I need a detailed (correct) procedure how to perform idle relearn. Alldata does not work and other sources. Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: 30 (Idle Speed Control Unstable)
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2004 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L strut mounts VIN: 1G6KF57914
please help if anyone has ever had this problem
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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1GYDE63A04
Hello Guys and Gals. Please assist me with the O2 Heater issue I am having. Tested the Pwr feed and recieved 12 volts to the O2 sensor. To test the ground side, I connected a test light to positive and back probed the PPL/White wire on the harness side and see... Trouble codes: P0030 (HO2S HEATER Control Circuit Bank 1 Sensor 1), P0522 (Engine Oil Pressure Sensor /Switch circuit Low Voltage), P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire)
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L rear defogger VIN: 1GNDT13S32
Customer brought in 02 Trailblazer and stated rear defogger was not working properly. These types of repairs are not my strong suit so any help is greatly appreciated. Only the 3rd and 4th lines on the defogger grid work. These 2 grid lines are in line with th...
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2007 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L Misfire VIN: 1D7KS28C77
Hey everyone this truck came into my shop with a fuel knock I told the customer that he probably needed injectors. A few weeks later it comes back in with new injectors that he has put in himself from Pensacola diesel, it has a misfire under light load at abou...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.7L Cabin Heat VIN: 1B3LC56R38
Heater hoses are too hot to hold on to. Heat feels equal on both hoses. Scan data indicates blend request equal to actual blend door position. Removing cabin air filter makes it blow colder. At operating temp, in warm shop, duct temp is 80-100 deg F. Outside s...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L metal intake bypass tube VIN: 1FTZF17201
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: This vehicle has a leak at a steel tube that is pressed into the front portion of the lower intake manifold. Before I wrote up the estimate I looked at the archive and found it is best to remove the lower intake manifold to pe...
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2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10DX3
the trouble code po597 is not listed in alldata,so we have no directional based analysis.I found no info in iatn knowledge base. we think it might be a heating element in the thermostat housing(looks like a temp sensor)that is sold with the thermostat housing?... Trouble codes: P0597
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2008 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Abs VIN: 1FTYR10D58
Any help will be appreciated . I did not get a code for the abs module. But i did get code c1148 (right front wheel speed sensor coherency fault. Also code c1158 (left front wheel speed sensor coherency fault. I also replace the front sensors but vehicle is ac...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L instrument diditai display VIN: 1GKDT13W31
No Interior door lamps working, No digital display on instrument panel, No radio lights on centre panel.
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2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5FNRL38737
Customer complains of lack of air from floor vents. inspected system and found when it is set on floor heat it blows out of the floor along with both outside vents. there is no air flow from the middle vents, just the outer ones. when closed manually the floor...
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2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L fuel pressure VIN: KMHFU45E25
vehicle was towed in for no start no power to fuel pump have inj pulse and spark no codes found relay under dash it works any tips thanks !
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Emission VIN: 1J4GW58N01
Customer states that the Check Engine Light comes on & off. Every time he comes to the shop the Light is off and no codes are present. Driveability of the vehicle is normal. This has been going on for about 4 weeks now. Any ideas?
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2006 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L Compressor not getting power VIN: KNDJF72466
I have a 2006 Kia sportage with a 2.0 that just came in. The ac is not operational. I can jump relay and everything works. When selecting ac on the dash condensor fan comes on but not the compressor. When trying to communicate with a genisys to the ac system i...
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2006 Mazda 6 i 2.3L trans malf. VIN: 1YVFP80C56
Well, This Mazda 6 came into the shop with a bent conrod and the vvt actuator torn apart. A used low mileage engine was transplanted. All went well except for an issue with the starter pinion not disengaging from the flex plate which went away as soon as the t...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on, Extended crank VIN: 1N4BA41E84
We have a code of p0340 with extended crank. When it starts it seems to run fine except for trans being in limp mode. We also noticed when its running the timing is a 127 degrees on bank 1 and 1-2 degrees on bank 2.if we unplug bank 1 nothing changes but if we... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor error)
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2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L C/V axle VIN: 4T1BK36B76
Vehicle came in with very slight shudder under aceleration. C/Vs were original so they were replaced with NEW GSP axles from Parts Plus. Shudder was still noticalbe. Tires were checked for balance issue, nothing major was found, and all four were re balaced. L...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L electrical power VIN: 3VWRM71K19
Hello, gents. This Jetta came in on a hook, died won't restart. New customer for us, owner said it had stalled several times before but always restarted. Turning the key 'on' only displays the 'DRL' indicator in the cluster (no 'idiot' lights at all) and the ...
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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Unknown VIN: WAUHP84A1P
We replaced the left & right tie rod assemblies & lower control arms, and sent the car to the tire shop for another alignment. Customer says car is great & fixed!!!
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2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L remote start VIN: 1GYFK63857
I have not fixed this vehicle yet. I wanted to update again but it only gave me the option of closing it out. I wanted to share with everyone what I have found at this point. New Fobs were ordered from the dealer that had the star on the back. There are 0 DT...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, goes into limp mode VIN: 1GCHG35266
We decided to go after the turbo itself, when we split the turbo to remove it because it is a van. we found the pin that goes into the turbo plate that goes back in forth in the plates slot was worn half off the slot in the plate was also elongated.so the plat... Trouble codes: P0234, P0108.
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C6Y
Vehicle initially came on from another shop. A lot of new parts noted already been installed. NO spark and injection pulse. All power, grounds and wirings check out OK including shutdown relay. Thanks to Daniel from California for providing me the correct PIN....
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B7KC23652
THANKS TO SCOTT FROM TX, VICTOR FROM NJ, AND DAN FROM OT CANADA. NEW INJECTION PUMP CURED MISS ON #1 CYLINDER. WE THOUGHT IT PROBABLY WOULD WITH ALL THE CHECK OUT WE HAD DONE BUT THESE PUMPS ARE NOT CHEAP. ARCHIVES HAVE TECHS WHO REPLACED PUMPS AND THAT DID NO... Trouble codes: P0216 (Injector pump timing failure).
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Needs Reflash VIN: 3D7KU28C64
The replies slightly favored replacing the pump with a frame mounted unit (would've been my choice), but since the repair was already done in another town, the in-tank unit stays for now. The customer will have the reflash done at Dodge when he has the time, s...
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2008 Dodge Avenger R/T 3.5L heater VIN: 1B3LC76M78
Thanks for the advice.Tried flushing the core to no success.Will be changing the heater core.
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2011 Dodge Journey lux 3.6L trailer towing etc
Everyone was in agreement. The parts dept at a JCD dealer must enter the 3 digit "RPO" code that comes on the instruction sheet into the "as-built" data for the vehicle. Our problem was compounded by lack of an instruction sheet!...but Mike jumped in and made ...
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1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR15X7T
As many of you said this engine has low compression. After replacing the #5 fuel injector, it did run better. The customer wanted to try driving the vehicle before doing major engine repairs. He called back and said that he thinks it runs fine and is not wo... Trouble codes: P0305.
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1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Heater hose pipe VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
I finally Got it fixed & its been gone a couple days. I cleaned the Bore in the intake w/ a head porting tool, put a little Tread sealant on it & carefully Knocked it in. I Believe the key is to make sure the bore is clean & smooth. Thanks Y'all
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14578
Sorry for the brief description of symptoms I had posted, it was late in the week and had no time to further diagnose. Thank you to those posting useful responses. This vehicle went to Ford dealer after I determined timing is way off according to "cam error"...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Hub VIN: 1FTRX14W58
This repair ended up having several problems that all stemmed from water intrusion into the front axle vacuum system due to a rubbed-thru vacuum tube at the LF wheel well. Even after lines were cleared and repaired, the vacuum supply to the hubs was constant,...
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2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L air bag system VIN: 1FTFW1EF4C
Thanks for all your help! We replaced both front seatbelts, cleared codes and problem solved!
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2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Trac Control VIN: 1GJHG39U14
This vehicle is not fixed. Customer debating over spending the money to replace the ebcm. I tried to find a used unit but none available with this option code. I want to thank all the people who took time to help. I will update if we get the go ahead to replac...
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2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L lighting VIN: 2GTEK19BX5
We tried another alternator after some more testing but still had the same problem. Replaced the GBCM with another used one, still got the same problem. It seemed that the vehicle was switching from charge mode to economy in a quick fashion (found this by wat...
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2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J4GW48S34
As I Stated The Noise sounded Like a Wheel Bearing Noise. I changed Drivers Side Front Wheel Bearing no Help ! Then I put the Bearing that i took off Drivers side on Passenger Front .That Fixed the Noise. So if it Sounds Like Wheel Bearing it Probably is.Test ...
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2007 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L reprogramming VIN: KNDMB23307
We borrowed the KIA factory tool from one of the mobil guys and got this done. Thanks for all the replies. I am still trying to find out why the J tool wouldnt do it. I will post any updates.
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2006 Mazda MX-5 Miata Touring 2.0L heater VIN: JM1NC25FX6
Thanks for all the replies it turns out Neil and Stuart were right. There are combustion gases getting into cooling system. I hooked our old style coolant fill funnel and put the wand of our emission analyzer picked up 80 ppm hydrocarbons. Since the heater pi...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Draw VIN: WDBRF61J12
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT REPLIED. I HAD ONE OF MY GUYS WORKING ON IT BEFORE SO WHEN I TOOK IT OVER I STARTED FROM SCRATCH.FIRST I WENT TO THE PRE FUSE TERMINALS NEAR THE BATTERY.I DISCONNECTED THE WIRES ONE BY ONE SO I COULD SEE WITCH ONES HAD A DRAW.BY DOING ...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Trans goes into low range default due to VSS error VIN: JN8AZ08W43
Ok, you're gonna love this! After checking the car from ABS system to data networks and researching information from Nissan to Identifix, we came up with the conclusion that the TCM is locking up due to external interference. Identifix had only one in history ...
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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3HN52K9T
Thanks for all the replies. I tried most of what you replied. Lots of good ideas. In the end I tried another PCM and it took care of it.
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2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L starting VIN: 4S4BP61C89
Sorry for the delay in closing this. We shipped the car to our local Subaru dealer to have them change the computer. We instructed them to contact us with all question, quotes etc. Tru to dealer fashion they by-passed us and contacted our customer directly. ...
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2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T91
Thanks to all who took time to respond, 3 or 4 were right-on by pointing the fuel injectors as the problem. That's what it was complete fuel injector rail assy. was replaced from wrecked corolla (same year same engine as the celica)and the LTFT came down to +5... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1).
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L evap VIN: 5TENL42N22
well I dont know what I did when messing whit sensors and canister but the check engine light never came back. maybe one of the sensor was stuck and actuating them manually they woke up, I dont know the custumer took the truck home and she hasnt come back yet.
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2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32E96
Almost 100% consensus that this vehicle has a bad cannister. Have 1 ordered from Toyota. Also, paperwork to the contrary, the warranty on this item seems to be 3 years/ 50K miles--way expired. I'll tell the customer to hang onto the paperwork in case Toyota ev... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (Evap), P2402 (Evap), P2419 (Evap).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WVGCM77L94
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE INPUT.DROPPED AS AN ASSEMBLY FROM THE BOTTOM.NOT TO BAD OF A JOB.CAR IS DONE AND GONE.THANKS AGAIN
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