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2007 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Instrument Cluster VIN: WAULV44E77
The car when brought to my workshop did not display the PRNDS and other information on the instrument cluster, the gauges, speedometer,temperature and other doesn't not move either. i have change the cluster and try other module but refuse to work for me, the ...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC23172
trying to find cause of a MIL on.Code p1093 stting which is set during power enrichment. I have a genysis scan tool and recorded various data. Direct hit tells me to check vacumn at shredder valve and thus I did, there is 6 inches of vacumn inpark wot. 10 inch... Trouble codes: P1093
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Electrical VIN: 1GNCS13X14
This Blazer has no gear indicator and no odometer readout. Also no BCM codes. Have replaced the ignition switch and the lock cylinder because the lock cylinder was worn out and the weird thing is the readouts work in between off and run and in between run and ...
2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LS 2.4L engine VIN: KL1CD6A6DC
Dear friends i have One chevrolet captiva 2.2 ltr diesel engine and AT transimission, 2012 model. there was problem in Starting and found fuel rail pressure low and injectors stuck. i have changed new fuel high pressure fuel pump and four per serv...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18N03
Ok Mopar masters, need youre help with this one. This is a regular customer, he came in a few months ago for a misfire and we did a full tune up with all 8 coils, plugs and filters. All has been good for a few months, he drops off the truck for a check engine ...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Fuel System VIN: 3D7MU48CX4
This truck came in with dead pedal symptons, usually the APPS, have replace with a new one, also known good used one. Same problem. All data readings are good except when put in gear the truck seems to load up & calculated load value starts climbing quick & wi...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L gemeric module VIN: 1FMZU74E9Y
hey everyone; this 2000 explorer has a constant 20 millamp draw key off. if you remove the #25 and #26 amp fuses it goes away, also if you remove the bottom connector on the generic module (in dash to the left of the radio)it will go away. my scanner battery...
2006 Kia Sportage EX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJE72386
Vehicle came to me with a check eng. mil.Scanned found p0171/0174 b1/b2 system too lean dtc's.Helping a friend out so I figured I would find a quick easy fix.only had the vehicle for a short time,sprayed w/ carb clean no idle change or stft change,smoked intak... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Driver Window VIN: SALSF25466
Rover masters I need you please. The driver window will not roll down, all other windows work great. I removed the window motor to observe funtion while I push window switch up and down,; weather I push switch up or down it only spins one way, towards upward. ...
1997 Lexus LS400 4.0L Alternator pigtail VIN: JT8BH28F2V
OK. This may not seem like a serious problem, but our serious problem is time. The customer NEEDS this car back to him today. We were doing an alternator job, and the alternator pigtail quite literally disintegrated. VERY literal. The 3 wires colored are yello...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Key VIN: 4JGAB54E1W
Does anyone have a way to relearn the ignition key on these vehicles without having to send it back to the dealer ? Hopefully some has a trick . These vehicles are known to loose the key recognition .
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
MIL on p0171 freeze frame tp 13% ect 181 f 56 mph load 19% baro 30 I am at sea level calculated load 21.2 % cat temp 687 f cmd equivalent ratio .91 :1 ltft 37.5 MAF 8.53 g/s equivalent ratio b1s1 1.51- 1 live data after cleaning 201f stft -17.1 ftft 17.1 tp... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Toyota Echo 1.5L compression VIN: JTDB112351
Hello everyone I have this 01 Toyota Echo in the shop for a misfire mostly at idle. after testing determined a mechanical issue I tested compression and cylinder # 4 was 50 pounds less than the other 3. added oil to the cylinder and no change. removed valve co...

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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Power Steering high pressure hose VIN: WBAAM3335X
OK, heres what I did. I went to a BMW repair shop and I pulled 3 power steering high pressure hoses of and they were the same that was on the one I was working on. They said my Problem was using A 1 Cardone. Being I gave an estimate I used a good used pump jus...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L Heater vent VIN: 2GTEK19T12
well we are going to call this normal although the customer has had truck since brand new and doesn't ever remember the vents being cooler than the floor/defrost. The temp difference was 30-40 deg, truck has no cabin filter. You can feel the vent temp change a...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWMF73567
Well all... turned out to be the waterpump was faulty. the plastic impellers were gone.. what a stupid design. Thanks to all who replied, this MINI is motoring again
2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AC29P64
Well, the consensus seemed to be that I would need a more specialized scan tool such as Autologic or Durametric to proceed with further diagnosis on this DTC. I don't have the business case to support the purchase since I see few Porsches. The client was shipp... Trouble codes: P2403 (EVAP Emission System Leak Detection Pump Sense Circuit/Open), P0011 (Camshaft Position A Timing Over Advanced or System Performance Bank 1).
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Ignition Module VIN: 1G8ZK5277W
Thank you to all who replied. We replaced the module and coils with OE AC Delco and the vehicle has been out for about 2 weeks. Also threw spark plugs in it. Tested for approx 3 hours running time with no issues. I am calling it a fix at this point, I will...
2008 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L wipers on washers on VIN: 5GZER33758
First I would like to say I'm sorry to those 2 whom emailed me about my post being totally unreadable and worthless. I am sorry, I was dead tired, I have arthritis in both hands as well as ad carpel tunnel so at times my typing is little less then desired a...
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