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1999 Audi A4 2.8L throttle control VIN: WAUED28D7X
have exhausted all test and google search results for this code can clear code comes right back as soon as I start vehicle and touch throttle. Vehicle as been sitting for a long time, was looking for suggestions on my next step.
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L leak VIN: WBAAV53461
Hi We have this 330xi and the injectors leak externally when it gets cold -5 degrees aprox. It appears to be leaking right out the side of the injectors . We put a used set in per customers request along with new seals . It lasted a few days and now is doing...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA73534
Got this car with surging and stalling and sometime no start at all when it is really cold like -temp. Once the car gets warm its fine runs great. had 4 faults that only would come up when it surges and stalls and would even clear on as soon as car warms up. T...
2005 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63765
Good afternoon,This vehicle after driving about 1 mile stop and get a cup of coffee restart the car it will likey miss the check engine light will flash setting p0202 p0302 p0300 codes.The tech 2 scan tool injector comand pid will be 0 volts at this time for #... Trouble codes: P0202
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ignition VIN: 2GCEK19TXY
this chev. has a no start condition when the temp. gets below 20 degrees.it has no fire.once temp. rises to 30 degrees it starts right up.will crank but no start.no fire from coil packs.have scanned system everything shows normal.replaced crank sensor,checked ...
2002 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L vibration VIN: 2G1FP22K32
Hi: this customer has a vibration when the engine is revved to higher engine rpms. Since the engine is a reman long block from an Iowa Chevrolet Dealer, could the problem be the vibration from the balance shaft timing being off? Possible motor mounts?
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L pressure loss VIN: 1GCHK34G14
we have replaced steering box{leaking}hydro boost,all new lines.we have installed two factory gm pumps,also have performed the correct bleeding proceedure.I have checked the frontend for possible binding,made sure everything was free and well lubricated.The pr...
2007 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT58N27
freeze frame data shows sft2 16 lft2 20.It takes about 25 miles to set failure.Performed injector flow test,all injectors within 1 psi.I wanted to know if the problem was in the engine or pcm-wiring.Hooked up jumper leads to make bank 1 read off bank 2 sensor ... Trouble codes: P0174, C0561
1982 Chrysler LeBaron Medallion 2.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1C3BC55DXC
This car has a strange choke issue. The choke goes fully closed just fine but it does not pull partially open during warm up and chokes out badly. Once it warms up the choke opens normally. We have no info on this type of choke system and have never seen it be...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L Hard start VIN: 1B7HC13Z2V
Hey Guys... Hoping you could perhaps shed some light on a dark situation. I got this 1997 ram 1500 and it came in with a hard start situation. When the car is cold she will fire right up and run fine. When you shut it off it then cranks and will either be a ve...
2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L housing attaching points VIN: 1B7GG2AX21
This is a 4WD which snapped the bracket that holds the right side of the differential housing to the front frame cross-member. Checked the archives and could not find anything similar to my problem. Replaced the front differential and both drive axles and coul...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Y41
Hey guys, I'm having some trouble with this 2001 Ram. When it is cold(sitting overnight), this truck will stumble, buck and often stall, but only if it is put into REVERSE. If you put it in drive, it will drive off, or idle perfectly as long as you want. Once... Trouble codes: P1391
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25RX5
Thanks for the time. We have a 3.3 caravan that originally came in with a [...]. We replaced sensor with Chrysler o2 and cleared code. Customer called couple hours later saying check engine light came on again. We rechecked vehicle only to find po132 code ... Trouble codes: P0132
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HA18N06
I am looking to find out what the cam/crank difference is supposed to be. It is currently at 4 degrees, that seems excessive, but I can't find the specs. please let me know if you know where I could find the specs. replaced heads, and although runs well, ther...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Wiper System VIN: 3D7MX48C36
Thank you in advance for your assistance! This vehicle is in for Inop Wipers. We've found that the multifunction switch signal is reaching the cluster, The wiper high speed signal reaches the TIPM. No other wiper signals reach the TIPM from what we can tell. W...
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L driving VIN: 1FMZU73K94
ok im kinda stumt on tis i have a 2005 ford explorer that seems to be in 4x4 all time i no this is a auto 4x4 but when i drive this vechile it scoots across the gravel like its in 4x4 i scan the truck and it says it switching between auto 4x4 4low and 4 high a...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1ZVFT82H15
Car sent to me from other shop with fuel gauge showing needle below redline E. Nothing will move needle including sweep test. All other cluster items work normal and with scanner activation. Have 2 codes P0463 & P2068 cleared codes and returned with KOEO tests...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no start hot VIN: 1FTWW31P96
truck came in for hard-no start when hot. i.c.p. pressure starting were low about 250psi let it cool down and it would start and run good. I replaced the high pressure oil pump it had the old quick connector to the elbow. Seemed to start better but turned out ...
2006 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP34N26
last couple of weeks the car will start hard,cusomer has an extended crank time before starting,scared of running battery dead and not getting started,at the shop the car starts normally!i have been concentrating on the fuel system,amp clamp at inertia switch ... Trouble codes: P0191, P1235
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTSW2BY5A
Have checked fuel pump wave form, did not look that good, replaced the fuel pump. Did not run. Will run on alternative fuel source of carb. cleaner. Once the engine reaches operating temperature on carb cleaner, you can disconnect electrical connector at fuel ...
2006 GMC Canyon SLE 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 1GTCS148X6
Replaced the cmp sensor cleared codes year later comes back same code,actuator is at zero and testing fine. Other causes were crankshaft balancer bolt loose or missing incorrect torque mis built or misaligned timing... Im scratching my head here because the el...
2008 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L Engine VIN: 1GTFH15458
The codes are as follows P2135- TPS switch a/b voltage correlation, P2101 Throttle actuator control motor, P0121 TPS/ switch a circuit range/ pert. problem. Alternator output jumps back and forth from 15 to 15.10. Any help would be great. Thanks, al
2005 Honda Element EX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 5J6YH28655
Ok everyone having problems with this element. Customer brought car in to have the valves adjusted. I noticed ticking noise when pulling vehicle in after adjusting valves noise is still there. checked timing all marks are right. checked for play in exhaust act...
2002 Isuzu Axiom 3.5L Unknown VIN: 4S2DF58X92
current dtc's are 13 14 24 and will not clear. TOD along with 4LO are both innoperative. All the basics have checked out ok. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance and GOD BLESS.
2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73394
Ok fellas, I'm starting this help thread while the tech working on this car is out to lunch, so I don't have all the specific test results. This car came in with a rough running engine. It felt like it was missing on a couple of cylinders. Pulled the codes and... Trouble codes: P0305 (Missfire detected cyl 5)
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Steering VIN: JT6HF10U1Y
We replaced the power steering pump in this car about a year ago due to leakage, about a month latter we started to have a problem with the steering at low temps IE 25 or less not working for about 10 minutes and if you tried to turn the wheel it would push fl...
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Unknown VIN: JTJHA31U44
Vehicle has a vibration/rumble that can be felt in the seat and floor board when you reach speeds of 70mph+. It was there before the new tires and after the new tires were put on. Rear differential fluid is full but has leaking axle seals.the rear halfshafts l...
1999 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGF22D1X
Hey fellas looking for a little help. Customer bought a craigslist lemon this mazda is always running poorly, has low engine vacuum, bank 1 is lean ltft 20% stft 28% bank 2 is rich ltft -20% stft -4%. The vacuum gauge fluctuates but all cylinders have 210 psi ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 too lean), P0175 (Bank two too rich)
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L clutch VIN: JM1GG12L16
Good afternoon. Customer brought the vehicle with the poor clutch performance. Also when you apply the clutch pedal there was a noise/vibration from around the clutch area. This vehicle has a dual mass flywheel. We replaced the pressure plate,disk,release bear...
2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDAPF4CC2B
MB sprinter showed up today with engine light and exhaust light on. def is full all connections at def tank are now clean and good. My snap-on scanner does not show much info and I cant find anything on mitchel for these codes. messege in dash says 8 starts re... Trouble codes: 15B70, 16CF0
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4M2DU55P2V
Here is one for the Ford Techs. I have a 97 Mercury Mountaineer that is failing for NOX. I have checked the vehicle out and replaced a defective DPFE sensor. I can't get the EGR to work when driving the vehicle. The EGR valve works fine and all the passages ar...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L pats VIN: 3MEFM66L4W
what I need is some one who has done this before,dealer is clueless but willing to help.Locksmith is willing but does not know where to look for information Thanks for tour time
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L aux inst.cluster (tach) VIN: WMWRC33506
Need alittle help..Im trying to diagnose the tach cluster on a 06 mini! the only diagrams i have are from alldata and its falling abit short to say the least!The tach cluster goes completely dead at times.Ive replaced the main cluster that houses the control u...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L A/T Temp light, Bang when shifting VIN: JA4MT41R01
I have this Montero that came into me with a complaint of the A/T temp light coming on, usually on the highway, also when it comes on the customer can smell the trans getting hot and also the trans shifts hard (Bangs) when this happens, I drove the car on the ...
1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3DD58B0W
This Saab has been towed in several times in the last three months.It always cranks, the plugs are wet and code p0133(front 02 slow response)always returns.All I have to do to get it started is to erase the codes.It acts like the fuel trim is maxed, though it ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Front 02 slow response)
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L brakes locking up VIN: 3GSCL53778
it gets code c131 did brake master found it leaking inside brake booster ,contaminated & replaced .problem still existlaced so we replaced abs valve & module.then replaced hoses bleed, problem still their.we just tried to bleed a final time & wen we were done ...
1997 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
This 4 Runner has been a real stumper. The engine light comes on at idle during the transition from cold to warm. Just before it gets to normal temp the idle will get a little rough and the light will come on. It was giving me codes 300, 301, 302, 303 and 304.... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire), 301 (misfire 1), 302 (misfire 2), 304 (misfire 4)
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF28B5Y
This car runs fine, but the mil light is blinking and has CYLINDER #6 MISSFIRE CODE. I swapped the #2 and #6 coils with no change. Then I swopped the 2 and 6 injectors with no change. Next I swopped the 2 and 6 spark plugs with no change.(The #6 spark plug por... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 missfire)
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: JTEHH20V02
2 years ago this vehicle was in for the same problem.At that time we had replaced the complete 5th gear,synkro assembly,shift fork,etc,with toyota parts. It worked fine for two years/40,000 km,now it's back popping out of 5th.We disassembled 5th gear and found...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L mode door VIN: 5TEMU52N65
i have this 05 tacoma customer complains when you turn to blow on floor only some air comes out of the defroster also it seems to blow ok still have air on the floor but a little comes out of the defroster vent i have pulled the mode door actuator off and manu...
2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V61
Came in with MIL and code 16486 (mass or volume air flow ciruit low input). Found MAF connector broken and terminals loose inside connector, tested mass air flow sensor acording to ALLDATA, lead us to replace MAF, also replaced connector and pins with VW parts... Trouble codes: 16487 (mass or volume air flow circuit high input)
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Coolant VIN: WVWPD63B34
Hello, This car was towed here from a shop in another town. According to the owner, they replaced the "U-Joints" and were going to drive it home and it overheated. Since they have replaced the Thermostat, Water Pump & Fan. (I have no receipts so this is what t...

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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Heater VIN: 4USCH7323T
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L parking assit VIN: 1GYFK63887
Checking system out 8 volt supply to each sensor found harness for sensor runs between bumper cover and bumper had open to number 4 sensor like it was pinched at one time and wire corroded out .repair wire abd system working.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on
I replaced the throttle body assembly and both tps signals are the same.Cleared codes & roadtested an appears good.Truck had a slight stumble just off idle, that is gone too.Thanks for the info Trouble codes: P1516.
2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L rack and pinion VIN: 2G1WB5EK4A
Decide to take tape measure to body and sub frame.The reason for this is i loosely installed rack and everything was fine for a day .After tightening everything down with correct torque specs rack failed in less than a mile.After measuring found not only was s...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L HVAC Control VIN: 1C3EL46X63
Short in control panel. With lights on the controls would work sometimes or not. Customer decided to wait to fix due to money. Thanks al
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Line pressure VIN: 3D7KS28AX8
Yes I was able to flash the TCM. I did not try flashing the ECM because my concern was trans related only. There is a lower commanded line pressure after reflash.
2000 Honda Civic EX 1.6L No Start VIN: 1HGEJ8642Y
Please forgive me for this late closed. the car is fixed the problem was the coil and i recommend to the customer that he should replace the whole dist. so we did and car has been gone for 4 days, and again Thanks to all for your help.
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L engine VIN: 1HGFA16576
Well this should come as no surprise, it was the after market thermostat. Called dealer and found out there are 2 designs, Guess which one the aftermarket has? You got it, not the one I needed for this car. They look same too. Thanks for all the replies, h...
2006 Hummer H2 6.0L light on VIN: 5GRGN23U96
Vehicle fixed;Tanks to all that replied. it had an open on the wiring to the speed sensor right above the diff .John [...] made a good observation questioning if the code was coming back right away KOEO. That got me thinking found the problem really quick
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L MIL Lamp on
Although I haven't seen or heard from customer since my original post. The information that I've received from other members was a great help . apparently there's a filter inside the canister that has been known to clog, with would require replacement. which w... Trouble codes: 2422 (vent port clogged).
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L blower VIN: WMWRC33566
Group thanks for all the great replies. What we found is the blower relay is made into the fuse box. It was not sending any power out of the fuse box. I replaced the fuse box and got power out. I had kept everything unplugged like the blower motor and the blow...
2004 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Speedometer VIN: JN8AZ08T14
I'm happy to report that this vehicle is finally fixed and down the road! Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to answer my help request. Geoff, you were correct on pin 14 being the VSS input line to the cluster. When the customer finally returne...
2007 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28UX7
Thanks to all who responded. We did end up removing the heads with the engine inside the vehicle. This is how the tech elected to do it. He should have followed Jonathan and Brian's advice. If he had it to do over again, I know he wouldn't do it that way. In ...
2008 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Intelligent Key VIN: 1N4BA41E98
This vehicle is fixed. It had a broken wire at the connector to the remote keyless entry receiver on the right side of the dash. As best as I can tell this receiver is only used for the part of the intelligent key system that allows you lock, unlock and start ...
2006 Pontiac G6 3.5L Sir VIN: 1G2ZG55846
Thank you for the replies. First the stereo work was not anything to do with the radio it was speaker changes. When we checked the communication lines with a labscope we had no waveform. My only guess at this point was the air bag module was shorting out but t...
2008 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GH61698
Thank you all for the help. EGR Valve was stuck open. After replacement, the vehicle is running great again. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, B.
1996 Toyota Supra 3.0L powertrain VIN: JT2DD82A9T
the problem still there ,we fix a leaking egr,but main problem is gas starvation, fuel pressure is ok .i was able to check the injector amps around 0.15 miliamps. still blaming the pcm or the injectors. it runs ok for an hour. then star to run bad if use carb....
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Steering wheel VIN: 4T1BE32K22
After reading all the posts and speaking to our reliable auto locksmith... I came to a conclusion that the problem is likely in the steering column. However, the instant that the customer was told that "disassembly" is required for further investigation and ...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
I am closing this post because I simply can not find the answer to this problem. I really wanted to fix this car and very rarely have I ever given up, but when you don't know, you don't know. In summary, the VSS output side (pin 7) goes to the fuse box and out... Trouble codes: P0501.
1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L speedometer VIN: 3VWRF81H2V
thanks all for replies seems German cars have black wires that are not ground , the plug on vss sensor brown wire ground , centre white with blue tracer signal , black wire 12 volt not ground . we hade no power on black fixed problem when power supplied .
2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L Evap emission pressure sensor VIN: YV1VS27574
Smoke tested and found no evap leaks, went ahead & replaced the leak detection pump. Drove vehicle for multiple days until system passed evap monitor and let her go. Thanks everyone for the helpful information contributing to the fix.
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