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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: TRUUT28N52
Vehicle died while driving. Customer states that he heard a noise when it died. He also admits that he tried to jump it (backwards). I checked all fuses, and found radio fuse blown, timing belt marks are correct. No metal particles in oil (from drain plug). Wa... Trouble codes: P0321
2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUDFAFL6A
Good morning, we are working on a 2010 A4 with a caeb engine and have a reoccurring code p0016 for cam crank correlation . We replaced the cam bridge and changed the oil, The code keeps coming back.Our question is how do you check the cam timing it is obvious ...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAAZ33475
customer bring car for check engine light on code 2f09 intake air temp. sensor,no vacuum leaks car runs good reset light drove tree blocks light return this car don't have intake air sensor separate replace mas air flow sensor from bmw cost $500.00 ALSO replac...
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Srs VIN: WBXPC93447
install new passenger seat occupancy mat clear the codes & try to enable it thru autologic but it keep failing , it wont enbale & i got code 72 for occupancy sensor not detected or not enable.Any help will be greatly appreciated... the seat coushin is brand ne...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAWL73518 and all master tech.I need help. this bimmer came in for smog and it is failed for high hc at both 15 and 25 mph. no code store in dme.idle really smoth,also cruising. found a lot of proplem with high pressure mechanical fuel pump.but in this case it...
2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start Key Stuck in Ignition VIN: 1G6DM57764
Cadillac was been worked on for other reasons other than the starting system. It first started when the key got stuck and I checked here and changed the battery like many members suggested. Once I changed the battery it started once and then when I went back o...
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Ignition, neutral safety, VIN: 1GBGG29U13
customer complaint had to cycle key off to start 4-5 times before engine would crank. scan vehicle no codes in history or current. After watching data for ign position found once key was in on position for more then 3-5 seconds line under P on indicator would ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14T94
Hello everyone, thank you for your help in advance. Vehicle initially came in with complaint of CEL on solid. Scan revealed FCs P0441 "incorrect purge flow", P0440 "evap system fault", P0446 "evap vent control fault". Performed evap system test, all passed exc... Trouble codes: P0651 (Sensor reference voltage B open. 5Volts ref 2 circuit)
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L steering Angle Sensor
Hi Guys, Another shop called me to calibrate the steering angle sensor on this truck as they installed a steering rack and code C0710 appeared. I calibrated it (scan tool says successfully). All looks well, no lights on, no codes UNTIL you turn the wheel all ...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L ABS Module VIN: 3D4GG57V59
One for you Dodge'm dealer boys. Got this '09 Dodge Journey SXT that the ABS module was replaced at a local shop for no communication issues. They got a new ABS module from the dealer and put it in.They asked me to initialize it because I have the Star Mobile ...
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Accessories VIN: 3D4PH5FV9A
The radio and navigation on this vehicle are not working correctly. Sometimes when you start the vehicle nothing lights up at all...a little later it may boot up and have everything or only partial operation such as radio without sound, navigation that sits th...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline XL 5.4L door VIN: 1FMRE11L3X
OK I feel like an idiot but i'm stumped. Side door, bi-fold set up. Upper and lower latch cables broken, I think this is very common right? Well anyways ordered new stuff through Ford. received upper latch and lower cable. Upper latch was an assembly w/cable, ...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAHP38Z85
Thank you for the help guys, and girls. This one got me in the corner and kicking my butt any help is welcome.thanks again. Trouble codes: P0132 (02 B1 S1 cricuit high voltage.), P2196
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.2L Pats VIN: 1FT7X2B6XC
This truck has a no crank about every 4 to 5 times you cycle the key, sometimes it starts fine. When it fails to start the cluster reads (starting system fault) you let off key and will fire right up. Sets code B10D7-87. I have a Ids and have replaced the PATS...
1997 GMC C1500 Sierra GT 4.3L air bag light on VIN: 1GTEC14W5V
Need to be sure air bag restraint system is working properly and air bag light remains off.
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 8.1L blend door VIN: 1GTHK23691
The story with this one is a few monthes back you could only have full heat or full cold nothing in between. Replaced interior ambient air temp sensor and all was well for a month or so. This vehicle has automatic controls(not dual climate though) and a few we...
2003 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13SX3
when driven for 2 or more hours will clear up but gas mileage is at 15mpg cruise control some how seems to be affiliated with it is running at optimal temp suspect possible short but all connections seem good even ran injector cleaner no avail Trouble codes: P0301
2005 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L monitor readiness VIN: 1J4FA39S65
hello,and thanks in advance for any help on this. this wrangler came in with mil on. had misfire codes, along with oxygen sensor codes(slow response/heater circuit codes- I didn't list them because I believe they have been properly addressed. replaced spark pl...
2008 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8FT48W28
Vehicle came in stalling with P2107 throttlebody processer code along with a host of communication loss codes. Cleared codes, all reoccured within minutes. when engine stalls and trying to restart starter signal is lost,starter will quit cranking then re-engag... Trouble codes: P2107 (electronic throttlebody control processer), P2119 (throttle actuator performance), U0141 (WCM loss of communication), U0100 (CGW loss of communication), U0151 (AMP MIC Radio SDAR loss of communication), U0401 (ABS along with several other abs codes)
2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Stall VIN: KNDJC73508
Need help with this kia please. Customer complanet vehicle trys to dye and check engine light comes on code p2196 every time. Once it has also set codes p2093 fuel trim lean, p0133 o2 sensor circuit slow responce b1s1 and p0300 random misfire. I have not been ... Trouble codes: P2196 (Ho2 signal stuck rich)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Group I had this vehicle show up from another shop. They called and said it has no throttle response and they had replaced mass airflow sensor thinking it would fix it. I got it here and could drive it in but it does have no throttle response it idles and very...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUH87J06
After replacing the intake manifold the vehicle was driven approximately 10 miles, ran fine so it was delivered. Next morning it came back because of a misfire. Now it randomly looses the injector signal to cylinder 3 & 6 injectors. We checked the connectors t... Trouble codes: 0309 (The injection valve output stage of cylinder 3 detects a short to positive P0268), 0629 (Misfiring P0300), 0641 (Misfiring of cylinder 3 P0303), 0648 (Misfiring of cylinder 6 P0306)
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Good morning everyone, we have this Mercury in our shop this past week with a hard start after it has been sitting for 6+ hours in cold ambient temps (0 or below). Runs Perfect after you get it to start, until it sits again. Customer said in the morning it cra...
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5L OBD communication fa
I have a 2007 Nissan Altima with Federal Emissions and is California compliant. This vehicle failed state of Connecticut emissions test due to OBD communication failure. When I install my code reader it will have a communication failure. With my MODIS scanner ...
2003 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L No Start, Starts WOT only VIN: 1GHDT13S13
Vehicle was running fine no issues, turned off when dropping son at day care, would not restart. Vehicle will not stumble or anything while cranking.. with WOT it will start. Only on first time after no start it stumbled and was flooded, once cleared it will ...
2009 Pontiac G3 Wave 1.6L Fuel System Lean VIN: KL2TX65E39
Hi guys i have a 2009 pontiac wave g3. Driver was complaining of increased fuel consumption, smell from exhaust and engine mil was on, we scanned the vehicle got a code p0171 fuel system too lean bank one. Checked online trouble shooter suggest possible fuel l...
2005 Scion xB 1.5L engine VIN: JTLKT32485
Hello, looking for a little help figuring something out. We had a this little Scion towed in after the chain store forgot to tighten the drain plug after an oil change resulting in lost oil and a seized engine. This has the 1.5L 1NZ-FE Toyota engine in it. We ...
2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S3BH67593
Car came in running rough at idle no codes when bringing the rpm up I t will clean out I. Ck coolent temp senser its working fine I replaced bank 1 o2 becsuse ive sen them short out with ot setting a code when cking the map sensor ive got my 5 volt and grd but...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
This car is making my hair turn gray it recently had a used engine installed at another shop and problem is accelerating off idle it falls on its face and it you feather the throttle you can acheive higher rpm I have checked timing marks substituted map sensor...
2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L No Start VIN: WVGMM77L65
We have this car in the shop from a cust. who tries to work on the car himself, he removed the fuel pumps, and now before I correct the problem I would like to know if anyone has a diagram on how the fuel lines route. The dealer sent me a picture from his part...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWXJ71K56
Can anyone help me out on this 06 Jetta 2.0 turbo? It came in with no drivability complaints but had a p0171 lean code. I've replaced plenty of valve covers on the 2.5 for this, so the first thing I did was pulled the dipstick. When I did, the engine started t... Trouble codes: P0171
2009 Volkswagen Eos Komfort 2.0L Oil Pan Removal VIN: WVWBA71F39
This 09 VW EOS 2.0 CCTA engine has a bad oil leak at the rear, and was diagnosed at another shop as the rear main oil seal. Simple enough, I thought. Looking on Alldata, I see 5.9 hours to R+Install automatic trans. We followed the instructions on Alldata, e...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS91D92
I have this Volvo S80. Initially had dead battery from cranking. Vehicle has good fuel pressure and cranks but will not start. No spark or fuel injection pulse present. KOEO has no check engine light. Customer claims vehicle died while driving and ABS light ca...

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2000 Acura Integra GS-R 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4DC2393Y
After calling around and asking what other shops have done i was told with these cars they always replace every valve and sensor when dealing with any codes for the EVAP system. I was not exactly happy with that "diagnostic" work but went ahead and changed the... Trouble codes: P1457.
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUDG74F75
yessir! fuel pump and module was it, and filter or course. I don't know if this is relevant but upon removing the fuel pump I could see a few spots on the case where the pump had gotten hot. Trouble codes: 18975 (low pressure fuel [...]).
2005 Audi S4 4.2L Alarm VIN: WAUPL68E85
I still have not experienced the problem. I witnessed the radio turning itself on and begin playing the tape with the key removed and door closed. I am assuming that this MAY be related. [...] of the buttons do not work and they are all STICKY. I would...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality
After having tried everything I could think of I decided to drive the car for a while , hoping that engine trouble codes ( previously cleared by customer ) would reset and guide me a direction . After a lengthy test drive I returned to the shop where the vehic...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander 3.9L pressure control solenoid VIN: 1GBDV13178
I received 5 replies. Most said tracing the U0073 high speed data communication failure would lead to the repair. When the pressure control solenoid is at zero amps, the is maximum line pressure. I have not found the problem, but this is a fleet vehicle and no...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L no gears VIN: 1C3EL56R74
Thank you for all the replies. We tried to prime the pump a couple different ways one was to use flush machine to push fluid and the vehicle would move. so we removed the transmission and disassembled the pump to see. and the gear was in 3 pieces and a metal p...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Shifting VIN: 1D4GP24343
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Heat VIN: 1FAFP13P7X
after all the headache and gray hair it turned out to be a defective t-stat housing that we got. thank you everybody for your input.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L heat and engine temp VIN: 1FAFP13P7X
after all the headache and gray hair it turned out to be a defective t-stat housing that we got.just goes to show that just because its new it doesn't mean it is good. thank you everybody for your input.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTNF21P13
I thank you all iatn members. I do urge some of you please read my help request more thoroughly, Some techs asked me to do what I had already wrote down or read in between the lines and didnt read the whole request. This truck was one of those nightmares it ha...
2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E96
Hello guys, I have waited until the last possible minute to close this request because I wanted to give this car as much time as I could to see if it would screw up again. After reading the replies about the MAF sensors causing this kind of thing to happen,... Trouble codes: P0171.
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L parking lamps VIN: 1J8GW58J53
found wires pinched in right rear panel behind cd player. repaired replaced fuse. check operation. ok
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Hesitation VIN: WDZBE8CC2A
Thanks for the help and education on these systems volume control vs. pressure control. I'm going to release it to the customer as a fresh fuel filter seemed to fix the power issue and code 11BE00. The check engine light remains on with codes 170000H, 170100H,... Trouble codes: 11BE0.
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1N4AL11D63
2013 Nissan Leaf SV .0L No Start, No ev systems VIN: 1N4AZ0CP1D
This Leaf has blown away, found a damaged wiring harness for CAN data in left rocker panel, the Consult 3+ is the only scanner that talks to the Leaf.
2000 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Engine Locked Up VIN: 2G2FS22K8Y
There were no determined causes for the damaged crank. I believe we had taken proper procedures in diagnosing the misfire. We had tested the obvious and came out clean. Just as someone had mentioned, we have no crystal ball to tell us the future nor could we h...
2006 Porsche Boxster 2.7L temp gauge VIN: WP0CA29836
thanks to all who took their time to respond - issue was never overheating of any type - simply temp gauge inop w/ light flashing. Thank you Kraig from Indiana for saving someones life cause someone/something was going to die! (this is where the me being stupi...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Clutch VIN: 5TEUU42N47
Thanks to everyone for all the replies. The fix??? I CHEATED! I drilled a small hole in the bottom of the bell housing (no issue there) looking straight up at the pivot. The pivot has a rubber dust boot on it so I took about a foot of brake line and cut it o...
2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L oil pressure VIN: WVWLK73C88
We pulled the filter and found no issues with the spring or filter. Replaced it with another new one and ran the car for 1/2 hour in the shop. Short test drive showed no issues, and a longer (24 miles) test drive showed none as well. Sent car home with cust...
2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61TX3
Thanks to all who replied. As I suspected the ECM was the culprit. We repaired the intentionally cut wire and installed a used ECM, had to re-program the immobilizer to work with our key and the fuel pressure was normal. No more MIL and it runs like a champ. ... Trouble codes: 261A.
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