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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUHFAFL8A
Hi everybody, i have this Audi that was towed to my shop with starting problem, the customer stated that he was driving the car and suddenly the EPC light came on and the vehicle stopped. I scanned it with my VCDS software and had a code regarding voltage supp...
1991 BMW 318is 1.8L Timing Chain VIN: WBAAF9312M
hello thanks in advance to all who read or respond. I have this 1991 bmw 318is. Customer requested to have timing chain replaced. Engine ran fine and was quiet. After replacing the chain and associated parts engine sounds like excessive camshaft noise almost l...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAGN63565
This one is killing me. Customer had the car towed to me. Stated that the car needed a battery. He replaced the battery and car never ran right since. I looked at the the car and noticed the alternator was not charging past 9.8 volts. I reset the battery chang... Trouble codes: 2EFE, 2A58, 2D72, 2F71, 2E95, 2F45
2008 BMW 135i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAUC73538
Hello fellow Techs. Need some help on getting this car started and back on the road. Car was hit hard in the front end and handed over to me after the body shop got done putting the front end back together. Came to me with the Engine out and parts in a bunch o...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L Transmission? VIN: 3B7HC13Y01
This truck came in with an apparent Transmission problem described as Engine RPM's would go up and the Truck would loose power. When throttle was let off and reapplied the transmission would seem to reengage. The transmission was tore up really bad according t...
2003 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HS48N03
Hello, we have an 03 Durango, 4.7 v8. when the car sits overnight, the car will have excessive fuel (we visually saw the fuel with a camera)in them and car is extremely hard to start, with excessive crank and sometimes no start at all. Best way to describe it ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap system small leak), P0441 (Evap incorrect purge flow), P0522 (Engine Oil Pressure Sensor/Switch Circuit Low Voltage)
2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Stall VIN: 2B3KA43G66
new engine 2k ago. towed back in for starts and dies when cold. runs good at operating temp.starts and idles good for first minute then misses 2-3 times and engine shuts off. cam and crank correlation appears good. disconnect egr with no change in symptom.
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Injector pulse VIN: 1FASP14J0S
Came in with hard starting problem after sitting a few minutes, found not holding fuel pressure. Relpaced pump and now pressure is holding but still slow to start after a few minutes of sitting hot or cold. It starts fine if you start it within a minute of tur...
2006 Ford F53 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F6MF53YX6
Problem is intermittent but fairly consistent, runs great but will turn on the MIL with code P0152 Bank 2/1 HEGO ckt high. never any other codes and watching data stream on both banks for HEGO and LTFT looks great. normal swiching on o2's and LTFT around +2-3... Trouble codes: P0152 (Bank 2 sensor 1 HEGO ckt high)
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Cluster & Alt VIN: 1FDAF56P27
Complaint is cluster drops off line intermittently. Did a quick scan and found the above codes. Cleared them, road tested and during trip the gauges zeroed, came back on then shortly later the battery lt came on and went off. The volt gauge was still in middle...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP07117
Fusion came to us running fine but blowing white smoke, front cylinder head was cracked. Replaced cracked head and gasket for other bank, reassembled. Now we have a crank, no start condition, the engine kicks back against the starter as if the ignition timing ...
2008 Ford E-250 4.6L fuel gauge VIN: 1FTNS24W78
van came in with burned up fuel pump replaced with dealer one I know for sure only 5 gallons of fuel and it reads 3/4 on the fuel gauge has anyone seam this before do I need to get the fuel pump module programed or what please help thanks
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 7.4L brakes abs VIN: 3GKGK26J5T
According to shop service writer and mexchanic that did front brakes,the abs light wasn't on and codes stored were history codes. Given to me to look at ,the ABS light is on,and multiple codes are stored.C0021 r f open,C0022 r f dynamic,C0025l f open,C0026,C00...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L engine VIN: 1GKCS18W4X
Just purchased this vehicle because I had another Blazer for good parts. The engine was replaced with a used one but as I was driving it all the sudden lack of power and engine noise like a lifter/valve train noise. Returned to shop and during testing vehicle ...
2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGES25743
car had a reoccurring p0301 misfire code, we installed new plugs and swapped coils and we still get the misfire code, though when you drive it you never feel it skip, also smoked the intake system and fund no vac leaks. So i unplugged the egr and test drove ou... Trouble codes: P0301
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV64E18
The P0011 code will occur on this vehicle within 30-60 seconds of starting vehicle and letting idle. As per the repair history, removed front timing cover. Verified the correct chain timing, replaced the rear timing cover gasket (which was blown out), verified... Trouble codes: P0011
1992 Lexus SC400 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT8UZ30C3N
Vehicle had a bad idle and stalling when it came in one of my co-workers scanned it and it came up with camshaft position sensor codes don't know the actual code, he put new sensors on it but it still acts up. vehicle starts and runs but if it gets hot the car...
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22563
Hello All. I have a 2003 Mazda Protégé here with an interesting problem. On extremely cold nights( below 5 degrees F) the car appears to bleed down fuel pressure and then not start. It will just crank. However, if you cycle the key 4 times it will build pressu...
2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33493
This car came in with complaint that a/c blows warm air. Found low on freon,performed service,found high side going to high(over 300psi) do to defective aux fan. Replaced fan and the pressure is 30 low 150 high, but still poor cooling. I can't figure out how c...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWMF73567
Ok MINI guys, this one has me stumped. Customer just bought this MINI used with 75k on it. It has the turbo engine in it. Shes driving along the other night and the overheat light comes on so she pulls over and has it towed in. We inspect the vehicle, no coola...
2005 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L engine VIN: 1G2NW12E85
have a 3.4 that exhibits a stall upon start up when cold, and customer states vehicle surges at stop lights. so far i have not been able to confirm surging and have confirmed stall upon cold start. have replaced intake gaskets with no improvement on stalling. ...
2007 Pontiac G6 2.4L Electronic steering VIN: 1G2ZG58B27
I have this '07 Pontiac G6 that the customer says the steering gets hard, no assist, she pulls over, shuts the car off and restarts it and power steering resumes, may do it a couple of times a day or may not do it for a few days, no codes stored, no worn or bi...
2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Multiple cyl misfire VIN: YS3FB49S25
Vehicle came in with cel on and lack of power. Found codes p0300, and p0325. Plugs were worn replaced plugs. Same problem. Checked scope patterns from all coil ionization circuits all coil patterns look identical. Fuel pressure is 40psi with engine running. Al... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl. Misfire), P0325 (Knock sensor 1 circuit bank 1 or single sensor circuit malfunction), P1312 (Ionization signals implausible/ sooted spark plugs)
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Timing belt VIN: 4S3BG6858X
In a process of replacing timing belt which was damaged by cracked right intake camshaft sprocket and caused engine to stop while driving. Installed a complete belt kit, all pulleys and tensioner, water pump and both right intake and exhaust sprockets.it too...
1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L headgaskets VIN: 4S3BG6855X
my question is we have a Subaru with head gaskets surprise surprise , so my question is dealer gasket or aftermarket ( napa) ive heard people on both sides say each is ok , so I just am curious as to what u guys think also any helpful hints would be appreciate...
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Initially replaced rear main seal to fix oil leak. A week later, car came back with code P0302 & P2304. Changed 4 VW spark plugs and one VW coil. A day later, customer came back with a bunch of ignition codes (300, [...], 2304). The strange thing is w... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P2303 (Ignition coil...), P2304 (Ignition coil...)
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L fuel pressure VIN: YV1CZ592X5
I think this one is pretty clear cut but I dont have the plessure if working on Euro imports at all so I need some info. Not much information is available none the less parts. Nearest volvo dealer is 45 miles away. So here it is. I picked this one up of the ...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L climate control VIN: YV1MS382X7
found post about wiring to heated seats but car has no heated seats or sunroof.

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L No comm. w/ECU VIN: WAUDG68E55
Thanks for the replies guys, I really appreciate it. I ended up finding an open at the cold solder joint in the CAN (High side)bus about 12 inches down from the ECM. I cut both solder joints (High & low bus)out and replaced with new connections. Operation o...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Starting VIN: 3G5DB03E54
ok folks thanks for all the replies,as i stated i have the on star module disconnected and of course it hasn't died over the course of this help request,had a couple of replies about rear seat audio and i guess when i get it back if it's not the on star,i will...
2000 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start, Misfire, hard start VIN: W06VR54RXY
I had sujestions to - Check the Cat, Information included in the original post Test and data -Cat disconnected. Sujestion to check crank sensor,Posted crank and cam sensor lab scope tested , compared to I A T N known good pattern - Sujestion to check the key ...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hidden Leak VIN: 1GYEK63N83
Thanks to all that offered tips on where to look for leaks. Thanks to Scott from Ohio who actually answered the question that I asked. I first tried to have the block off adapters made locally, but the machinist decided making them would require more of his ti...
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Battery VIN: 2GCEK19TXX
Thanks to all that sent information and replies. Everything was checked at least twice so as not to miss anything. All inputs to the bcm were in their required state for it to go to sleep. After gaining access to a tech 2 it confirmed my thoughts about the ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L monitor,smog check VIN: 1GCHC23172
smog is done,still troubleshooting intermediate MIL p1093.It is defined as occurring during power enrichment.I purchased a vacumn guge to help determine fuel delivery to the pump.I am leaning toward a faulty regulator and still need to check a TSB testing inje... Trouble codes: P1093.
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4043X
The problem ending up being restricted pipes going into exhaust. Their was too much carbon, The flow was restricted. As to why the pump runs for 5 seconds is a mystery?., but it passed the air injection monitor after cleaning the pipes. Don't follow the instr... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection).
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2FMZA55462
Sorry to be so long but customer took vehicle after repair and did not return till yesterday , but it is fixed . Changed cooler with aftermarket unit and new return hoses, also upgraded fluid to synthetic type. problems seemed to disappear. I believe cooler ha...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAHP38Z85
Thank you to all who posted. After checking what all had posted I returned to the beging feeling I had missed something. After tearing a part wiring harnes after wiring harness, with the help of one of or other tecks, we found a connector for 02 sensors and ... Trouble codes: P0132 (02 B1 S1 cricuit high voltage.), P2196.
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAF57R18
Sorry it took so long, but the customer took 3 weeks to give us a go ahead to replace the injectors. After we had replaced the injectors the truck fired up and ran on its own, without having to manually turn up the fuel pressure. It did not have any fuel leaks...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Hvac VIN: SAJEA51C74
I removed the gloxbox assembly to gain access to the actuators and removed them. The blend door and the air direction flaps were all free to move. I tested the blend door by running the car and monitoring the air temperature through coolest to warmest and all ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L No Start VIN: WDBRN47J12
Thanks to everybody who helped on this. I did take your advice and try a another SDS computer. There was still no communication with the ME module. I made sure to select "Coupe".By the way, the vehicle had been overfilled slightly with oil, which caused the oi...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L boost pressure VIN: 4JGBB22E37
Smoke tested and found no leaks. Found exhaust pressure sensor was not completely plugged in. Cleared fault codes and it is running perfectly again.Thanks guys!
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73587
After the replies I decided to inspect the vanos control solenoid on the back of the head. Found the solenoid to be not operating correctly and replaced it. After that all operations where normal with no timing issues or miss. Thanks for all the help guys.
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L heat VIN: 3N1CB51D22
thanks to all thecnicians to hepl me with this car,i change the head gascket,one cylinder number one gascket on the side was going air into coolante system.i put new coolante and i bled system and now i have very good heat at idling.
1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Lifters VIN: 4S3BK4350T
the o ring behind the pump was bad also had to tighten screws on back of pump and bleed the lifters thanks for all your replies
2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L Turbo not working VIN: 4S4BT63C65
Sorry for the late response but thank you all for your comments and help. All of you who suggested removing the oil pan and cleaning the screen from all the build up were right. I found that there was sludge accumulated inside the oil pan, I cleaned it up and ...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E21
one of told said fuel trims are controlled by sensor two I haven't gotta the car back to check thanks for everyone that took time to help I will let you know if I get it back Trouble codes: P0171, P0130, P0133.
2004 Toyota Matrix 1.8L intake VIN: 2T1KR32E74
Thanks for your replies. You were all right! Intake gasket was the problem. Unnesserary to check for gasket leak. Too small leak, just on really cold start. Don't try to find the leak... After few seconds, the car was running good, and there is no much time fo...
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Srs VIN: 5TEUU42N47
Thanks for all the replies. I tried to re-cal with my scanner but it wouldn't communicate so I called my friends next door and asked if they could try their Snapon scanner. Same result ... no communication. Then I reached under the passenger seat and plugged t...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGZG77L66
Sorry to say I don't have this fixed yet. Since the update last I haven't put anymore time into it per customer request. But as soon as I have more info I will share it for you guys. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
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