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2006 Audi A3 2.0L cooling system VIN: WAUHF78P56
Car came in with check engine light. It runs great, no issues. But the code 008577-cooling system performance was found. Found some tests; check fan operation, temp gauge, leaks. All good. Anyone else have this problem or something similar?
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2008 Audi A4 2.0L filler neck VIN: WAUAF78E68
Customer gassed up (full tank) and tried to start the car. Car turns over and stalls immediately. This happens a couple times, then the car will start and run with no problems. Read fault codes and the following appeared; -004243 - bank 1; measuring system 2 -...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABK5323R
We had this car towed in, customer stated it lost powered then died and wouldn't restart. After doing some checking noticed the car was flooding itself out. Knowing DME is a problem we sent it off to have it checked, came back fine. Injector pulse 10-11.5 ms w...
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride control VIN: 5UXFB53584
thank you for your help have a 2004 bmw x5 with air suspension problems first this car was in a accident and repaired by another garage now it came to us with this problem with have change both front sensors and connectors and the right front shock assembly h...
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2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start, Misfire, hard start VIN: W06VR54RXY
This car was bought by our customer as a non running project. He installed a throttle body as an attemt to repair it (no such luck). He was told that the vehicle was shut off in the previous owner's drive and next time they attempted to use the car it would no...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNCS13WXY
Attention GM Vortech V6 gurus! I'm a big carb guy and build hot rods mainly. A friend has this 2000 Blazer with a 4.3L Vortech engine in it. He brought it to me with a random misfire code PO300. I immediately noticed the big wire tie holding the distributor ca...
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2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.3L Brake Pedal
Hello all, this van has been a nightmare for me over the past week. What happens is that during a panic stop the rear brakes lock , brake pedal goes to the floor and brake light comes on. The rear brakes drag for several seconds than release and vehicle will c...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L engine VIN: 1GCEC14Z56
Hello this truck has a misfire at idle on cylinder #1 and slight miss on cyl #8 at idle if the idle is raised to around 900 rpm the miss goes away looking at the miss on my otc scanner. I removed the valve cover on bank 1 and checked the valve springs looked ...
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1G1ZC5EB1A
Hi floks, We have a problem child with this 2010 Malibu. It has the 2.4 and electric power steering. When you go over a rough road, there is a loud rattle that seems to be coming from the base of the steering shaft. Turn steering wheel enough to turn car and...
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2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L fuse #33 VIN: 1C3LC56R58
car died when driving. dash would light up but car would not start. found fuse #33 blown. replaced fuse and started car. car will run for 5-10 seconds then blows fuse. circuits protected by fuse are switch bank, data link connector and pcm. with fuse removed, ...
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1997 Dodge B1500 3.9L severe battery draw VIN: 2B7HB11X4V
first thanks for taking the time to read this fellow iatners. this one has me a little bit puzzled due to the lack of information I have on it. this van came in with a check engine light on and a severe battery draw and customer complaining that his battery is...
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2004 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Display VIN: 2B3HD56M54
The desired temp display on the climate control head goes out after engine is started, it will stay on with the key in the run position, but goes blank after engine is started. The system works normal, can set the system to what you want just no temp display, ...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Transmission Inop VIN: 1D4HB48N95
Customer dropped suv off with complaint of no forward or reverse movement from the transmission. Story was told as, turned a corner and heard a noise then suv acted like it was in neutral. tried all gears and 4wd switch no luck. Steps taken: checked linkage o...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L battery VIN: 1FMPU16L7Y
Customer had the car towed thethe DLCthin with a completely dead battery, saying he cranked it and it would not start so he killed the battery cranking. After charging the battery the car would not start. Scanning the car for codes there were four codes, B1681...
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2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRX17272
hi everyone this one is driving me crazy. this f150 has no codes at all. sometimes when I start the engine it will start missing. onces I step on the gas then O2 sensors will go down to zero. fuel pressure is at 35psi at idle. if I keep my foot on the gas then...
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2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FMEU17L63
unable to test drive pre repair replace trans due to failure during post repair road test found speedo inop connect scan tool only code found is u1262 found in instrument control module verified output speed sensor operation with scan tool unable to find defin...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire
To all Techs, This Honda Civic has an "intermittent" misfire that seems to occur when driving at highway speed. The "intermittent" misfire occurs when the VETC system is either ON or OFF. I even remove the EGR valve for testing but the misfire still persist. I... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 cyl. misfire), P0302 (2 cyl. misfire), P0303 (3 cyl. misfire), P0304 (4 cyl. misfire)
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2002 Honda Accord SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on
This vehicle showed signs of a bad shut valve, however the light came back on. I tested the other components like it says in the Honda information. I replaced the bypass solenoid just to cover that leaking as well. I pulled vacuum on the canister and the tank ... Trouble codes: P1457
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1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Seal
Have this jag with oil leaking from the intermediate shaft seal Behind the triangular plate above the crank on the front cover. Can't find any info about changing it. Looking to see if anybody has Done one & if so is there any special tools needed? Any help wo...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Water leak VIN: 1J8HR58N55
Rain water leaks from factory installed sunroof switch panel/light at the center of the roof panel above the windshield. It doesn't happen if the vehicle is not moved. The two drains on either side at the front are clear and I can send water through them that ...
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2013 Lexus GX460 4.6L Suspension
This car has a problem that is lower by an inch on the right side. The dealer try 3 times and not been able to fix this problem. Does anyone has information or the TSB on how to reset or adjust the KDSS system on this vehicle. thank you in advance for any help...
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2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Loss of commcation VIN: 51ME488H24
See if you guys can help me with this one ? Got the car in because it will not comm with the inspection machine and a stalling problem so this is what I tested so far I plugged my scanner in and commcation was preset no codes started looking at data fuel trims...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1YVGF22C8W
This vehicle has a persistant misfire at idle. No codes are showing now and I have driven it and tried to get them to return. We have scoped the ignition primary and the spark line, dwell and duration as well as firing lines look normal. The plugs showed a s...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65H2X
I don't have enough information to fix this po400. Alldata and Mitchell both come short. To my understanding, monitor runs intrusive test on long decel when PCM opens egr valve and looks for map change. Map sensor vacuum supply line seems to have a check valve... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow)
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L starter VIN: 1N4AL11D52
try to start vehicle after being parked and intermittently it will not crank, during no crank dashlights and hazard lights flash. Unlock vehicle with unlock button on key fob and vehicle will crank and start. No codes, security system was a dealer installed un...
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D52
Service engine soon,check engine light on. No communication with ecm.Tried 3 different scanners in both vin specific mode and Global obd2,can communicate with air bag and trans models,pulled fuse to ecm to no avail.Any one else experience this on a Sentra?
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2005 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Airbag VIN: JN1AZ34E95
The SRS(airbag) warning light is on all the time. Reading the fault code with the DS708, I pulled out code B1134 for the driver's side airbag. No real helpful diagnostic info in Alldata. Would appreciate any helpful info. before I go into the Nissan website. T...
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2003 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T3ZF19C93
Van came in with 02 heater fault. Replaced sensor and cant get cat and evap. Moniters to run. Car driven 250 miles at varied speeds. Scanned with no pending codes. Whats up? Trouble codes: P0155 (02 heater fault b2s1)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Srs VIN: WVWMA23BXY
Replaced [...], SRS Airbag, Cleared fault, short test drive, fault comes back. Need Help. Thanks
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWRK69M84
This car came in for ac not working. Discovered 40 amp fuse blown in above battery fuse box and driver's side cooling fan bad. Replaced fuse, fan, and fan module. The ac clutch will not engage and when I check for power it flashes momentarily every 5 seconds o...
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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1BY74L27
After replacing low side pump and filter assembly, low pressure pump duty cycle percentage went from 58% to about 42%. Low side fuel pressure went from about 4.5bar to 5.2 bar at idle. It has been about a week, truck has not come back and client called saying... Trouble codes: P310B (004 - Fuel Pressure Outside).
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWB33597
OK I CHANGED A COIL, THAT TOOK CARE OF THE MISS, DEFINETLY OIL LEAKING THROUGH THE CONNECTOR FOR THE ECCENTRIC SHAFT SENSOR,AND I CANNOT GET RID OF THE CODES IN ECU, BUT SINCE THE CHECK ENG LIGHT CLEARED AND MISFIRE GONE, CUSTOMER DECIDED TO TAKE VEHICLE AND S... Trouble codes: 2A31, 2A47, P0301 (Misfire cyl 1).
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2009 BMW 550i 4.8L Dme VIN: WBANW53539
Michael from Texas! Thanks so much for taking the time to reply! I knew a DME Ram reset would fix the car I just could not find how to access it in autologic because it is not labelled as such, it is a byproduct of another feature, "oil disturbed test plan", t...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19KXN
well first of all it had good fuel pressure , what was throwing me off was I had spark when I had no injector pulse I did look at the wiring diag and was pretty sure my problem was inside the dist but I wanted to hear what you guys ahd to say yes the shaft was... Trouble codes: 15 (coolant temp voltage high).
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1999 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GNGK26J4X
I'm pleased to say that this is fixed. Thanks to those that offered help. Very small connector at passlock sensor was hard to probe voltages as some said to check. Having a scan tool that will interface with this system is a big help otherwise it's all a gu... Trouble codes: B2947 (Passlock sensor pwr ckt low), B2958 (Passlock sensor ckt high).
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDC33F98
ok this ones fixed. as most you all replied it was wires...dee dee deeeee to us for not checking and catching this! thank you all for the replies and help! carry on... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected).
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WB58K58
Cust has not returned yet.I will look ot the grounds.ign switch and crank sensor if he returns and post the repair. Thanks Trouble codes: B1370, U0100, U0101.
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY58B12
we had to replace the power control module as well as the skim module and key. we borrowed another shops DRB scan tool and went through the modules we found that even after disconnecting the skim module that the trigger wire in the PCM would not change to gro... Trouble codes: P1698, P1687, P1686, P1694.
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2009 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2B3KA42T09
I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES CUSTOMER DECLINE ANY MORE REPAIRS ON THIS VEHICLE SAID THEY WOULD BUY ANOTHER SOMETIMES YOU WIN SOME AND SOMETIMES YOU DONT TNANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR HELP
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FTYR10VXX
BAD PCM RELAY! INTERMITANT, WOULD SWITCH OFF WHILE CRANKING ENGINE, CAUSING ANTI THEFT TO ACTIVATE SECURITY LOCK OUT
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Right Rear WSS VIN: 1FMEU73E06
First of all I'd like to thank all that offered advise. It was all helpful. I should have mentioned in my post that the wheel bearing was good. The two main suggestions was to wiggle test the harness and to switch the wiring for the rear sensors at the module....
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2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Engine VIN: 1FMFU74E46
alright guys, don't try to short cut. we tried to save customer money. all we did was loose money. do the job right and you will make money. we replaced all chains, guides and gears. all noises are gone. in the beginning we told customer he needed to do it rig...
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2002 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHLRD68402
Sorry for not closing sooner we had gotten super busy. Thank you to everyone you were all right, this is a plug and play unit and does not need any programming. The car is fixed and back on the road. Thanks again you guys are awesome.
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Shifting VIN: SAJDA42C91
The replies discussed several levels of response from a service with the pan off, possibly to include a valve body removal to inspect it for wear or damage. Beyond that, there was a suggestion of a drum needing replacement and just a general rebuild as a way t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L trunk light VIN: WDBNG75J42
Thanks to all who responded. I traced the trunk light circuit from the lights to the rear SAM. No fault in the wiring. Couldn't confirm rear SAM was faulty with the equipment I have so borrowed a "known good" module from a dealer tech friend. After install...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBKK49F63
Thanks for the help. All replies referrred to key issue or EZS or DAC module or related wiring. Customer brought both keys and neither worked. checked wiring to all modules related to starting and running. Problem appears to be in DAC module. We're sending thi... Trouble codes: P202C.
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33526
First I would like to thank all that replied to this help request. No one had a waveform capture I was looking for but their info was extremely helpful. Well after reviewing the information from the replies I am pretty sure this Mini has a timing chain issu... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft sensor no plausible signal).
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W7V
Greetings all, after reading all the replies (36) to be exact.Most of which were concerns of the camshaft offset...I pulled the distributor and found that the dist gear,was indeed worn.A call to the customer took place to discuss,the responses,that I had gotte... Trouble codes: P0300, P0147.
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L valve guides VIN: 4S4BP61C45
Thanks for all the info. A few things I learned are: they do not make oversized guides from Subaru, this is a fairly common problem on high mileage 2.5s, usually only happens on exhaust, not necessarily due to overheating and it is easily fixed in my case with...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L fuel tank vent VIN: WVWPD63B94
Hey guys, thanks for your input - one reply asked if there was a part # for the valve - unfortunately - NOT!; we are hesitant to try to epoxy / repair due to safety issues; the customer is calling VW national customer to request warranty / help. Problem not...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWAK73C16
Well this one is fixed. I like to thank everyone who replied. Do to the style injector i never removed it from the head (teflon one time seal) It ohmed out ok and had a good scope pattern. It was simple clogged from carbon on the end. Changed number 2 injector... Trouble codes: P0302, P0300.
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Low boost VIN: 3VWAL7AJ9A
Ok guys, due to recommendations you offered, I decided to recheck for leaks in the charge air pipes. I found the pipe in between the charger and the cooler cracked, likely damaged during engine replacement. Although the vanes in the new turbo were damaged I'm ... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbocharger underboost).
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