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2007 Audi A6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAH74F57
Another Euro POS, UGGHHH !! This thing came in running very bad at idle. Rotten egg smell, black smoke when the throttle is pushed. Once underway the car seems to run fine. Pulled the three coils on the passenger side. Two out of three were full of oil. Re... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0366
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L cooling system VIN: WBAAR3343Y
Last saw car 1,000 miles, 2 years ago. Owner loaned car to someone who apparently overheated engine on 80 mile trip. Blew 4.5 qts out, the plastic bleed screw was melted with a hole blown through it. I replaced bleed screw, filled system with no leaks. Upon st...
2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Steering VIN: WBANB33575
hello bmw gurus...this bmw came in for oil leaks,,we finally finished doing them,,battery went we got it running,,runs ok but seems to be burning oil at idle,,but now has active steering message on and air bag light on...i borrowed a bosch scanner a...
2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HR54K42
After repairs, vehicle will not start. Holding throttle at 100% allows engine to start, but very poorly. Sputters and bucks as well, and almost immediately stalls. Sounds like ignition wires were crossed, but have verified proper orientation via information on...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Transmission VIN: 1G6DM57NX3
Hello fellow techs out there! Got this CTS with no reverse problem intermittently. First time around came in no reverse at all! Scanned systems found P0722. Checked TSB's on Identifix about this code, common problem is a pulse with solenoid in the trans can be...
1995 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCEK19K1S
This truck dies when pulling up to a stop to make a turn. I get it to stall by putting it in gear w/foot on brake, and turning against stop in steering. Does not stall in park or neutral, but only when load is on engine at an idle, when it is completely warmed...
1995 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GNGK26N3S
fuel trim @129 long. shot@128 fuel pressure 35psi. no exhaust leaks found. timing in spec
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1ND52J22
common intermittant crank with 55psi fuel pressure and spark but no start...wait awhile and starts right up perfect...always have good fuel psi and spark when i get crank but no this the passlock failing that prevents the injectors from getting elec...
2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L 1-2 VIN: 1G1ZT68N57
No Codes present. Car has second gear start, all solenoids appear to function and have proper resistance. Noticed that when in drive and brake on, first gear is commanded (1-2 solenoid on, 2-3 is off) as soon as wheels start to turn the second gear is commande...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EL 3.3L Excessive Emissions
customer changed map sensor, and fuel pressue regulator. in the morning runs very bad. rich, black exchaust. after warms up it smooths out. there is no codes. yesterday did not have cam crank cinc. today I do. checked fuel pressure ok. have cam and crank signa...
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L brake pedal VIN: 1FTPW14V78
work truck came in with spongy pedal and hard to stop.did complete brakes and brake bleed and still feels the same.checked vacuum 18 in. HG at booster and its holding vacuum.Tried an abs control module bleed with scanner and not any better. had good flow at th...
2004 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L abs VIN: 1GKEK13Z44
We're replacing the steel brake lines with a factory kit. I had one of my techs remove the lines to allow removal of the ABS unit bolted to the chassis. He marked them upon removal but in handling all of his markings disappeared. Does anyone have a diagram or ...
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L radiator gasket VIN: JHLRD1861W
Customer brought in her Japan built 1998 CR-V complaining of a smell from the front when the car was hot and that her husband had to add coolant at least once a week when the car was driven daily. Although I could not find any leak when the radiator was pressu...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S2CK58W8X
Hi, Isuzu Tech's this car came to my shop and the costumer complained that the idle is too high .If I start it up cold or after the battery was disconnected it will idle normal forever, If I drive it for 5-10 miles, Or turn it off and restart, then the RPM goe...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L fan VIN: 1J4GW48N21
P/S and Cooling system problem on a 2001 Jeep Grand Chrokee Lardeo 4.7l. Has a hydrolic fan to cool the radiator, installed P/S lines because they were leaking. After words P/S was very hard and the cooling fan would work. Replaced P/S pump with aftermarket pu...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0L transmission VIN: 1J8HR48M78
Thanks to everyone in advance. Customer purchased about a month ago from used car lot. He bagan experiencing intermittent long shifts, then stuck in limp mode. He had purchased 3rd party warranty and they advised him to go to a transmission shop. He went to 2 ...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBCA25D9J
Hello Mercedes guru's. This Benz got towed in with a no start condition. Found no fuel pressure.Good spark. Checked fuel pumps,power and ground ok. Replaced fuel pumps,when cranking engine fuel pressure is 80psi in spec. checked compression,all cylinders 150 p...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF52H57
First, sorry up front for the lack of info on this car. Alldata is lacking in diagnostics for this car. What I have is a shifter that intermittently won't come out of park. Once it does finally come out of park it will shift through the gears without pushing ...
1983 Nissan 720 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: JN6ND06S8D
Truck came in previously for major intake manifold leak. Once repaired found the fuel cut solenoid defective causing vehicle to not idle. Replaced solenoid and all is well. After repair wad completed check vehicle for being in fuel control and m/c solenoid bei...
1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11S3V
this vehicle brought in failing emissions. code p0105. i checked map sensor connectors and such all good. scanner indicates a 3.32 voltage reading that does not change. the actual voltage is 4.2 and when switching to map it drops to 1.2v. these numbers are goo... Trouble codes: P0105
2005 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Door actuator VIN: 1N6AA07BX5
When you operate the mode switch to defrost you can hear actuator clacking. You will also hear this noise momentarily after vehicle is shut off. To me it's the defrost motor on side of box that is noisy. I can see the motor linkage ratcheting with a mirror. My...
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L Bcm VIN: 1N4BL11D65
Vehicle towed in for a no start condition. We have replaced the IPDM and now have p1610 and p1612 for the NAT system. We have power to the ECM and we have proper ground to the ECM. We have a U1000 and a U1001 in the ABS also in the IPDM. I do not see the anti ...
2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, Theft light on VIN: 3N1BC13G18
Hi everyone and thanks for your time this versa wont start. It has codes p1610 p1614 and u1001 in pcm. No codes in bcm. And u1000 in cluster. I checked can wiring. Its not Shorting to ground or power and It has proper resistAnce . Power and ground checks out i... Trouble codes: P (1610), P (1610), U (1001)
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K82
Vehicle came in about 6 weeks ago with P0101. Vehicle will stall when going over 50 mph. Will then restart and stall until codes are cleared. Cust said he replaced MAF with reman and it ran fine for a week. I replaced MAF again with OE and it ran fine for anot... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow circuit out of range)
2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Dash Cluster VIN: 3G7DA03E93
Sorry in advance for lack of info, car came from used carlot, said they put in a dash cluster, abs, brake, and stability control lights are on, also constant dinging, problem is it has no abs sensors for it is not a antilock system, im not sure witch way to go...
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA29956
Hi all in IATN land. Thanks for taking time to rear this post. I need test info and location for the canister vent valve. SomeData and Mitchell have nothing. I have been on some forums that say it's behind the right front wheel well but my tech was there and s... Trouble codes: P0447
2001 Saturn L200 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JU52F81
I have this Saturn setting a P0440. Ftps v reading only 1.55v. Going through the trouble tree, with fuel cap off ftpv should read 2.3 to 2.8v. Tried a new sensor with little change. checked wiring for any kind short or open and found none. With sensor disconne... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap fault)
2003 Saturn L200 2.2L No/low heat VIN: 1G8JU54F13
Car came in with Thermostat stuck open and complaining of no/low heat from vents. Replaced thermostat, flushed heater core with hose, used vacuum filler to remove air pockets from cooling system. Very little heat. Did notice if we raise the front of the car up...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: 4T1BF28B31
Hello. We have this Avalon here that set some codes, and the C1208 related to the steering angle sensor is one that won't clear. Evidently I'm the only one that's had that problem, because I have found no other related posts. The customer brings in the car w...
2008 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Oil leak after overheat VIN: 4T4BE46K38
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I had this low mileaged Camry towed in with the serpentine belt shredded due to the water pump bearings coming apart. The WP pulley just flops around there. One of the worst I have seen. I thought easy water ...
2008 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L clutch VIN: YV1MK67218
hello guys thanks in's my problem.we are about to put a clutch in the little C30.we have the special tools. 9995677 counterhold auto clutch adjuster. 9995662 pressure plate compression tool and alignment mandrel 9995663 to center the clutch disc.w...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L timing VIN: WAULT64N03
sorry t took to long to close this request and I want to thank the whole community once more great help from everybody the car is fixed another happy costumer on the road
2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBANA53564
Well, we put some more miles on this vehicle and never had another problem. We recommended a dealer flash of the TCM. The customer opted to drive the vehicle and see if the issue happens again. He has been gone for a week and have not heard back yet. Thank...
2006 BMW 760Li 6.0L No Start VIN: WBAHN03506
I was suggested swapping DME's since they are both the same. Another suggestion was to check for bad connections at the battery. Thanks to all that replied. Unfortunately, customer did not want to spend any money towards diagnostics or repair. He was hoping it... Trouble codes: 27F3, 277D, 28D7.
1971 Chevrolet C30 Pickup 6.6L hoses
Thanks everybody for the replies. #1 was the vacuum supply. #2 was for the recirc door actuator on the passenger upper firewall. #3 was for the coolant valve inline the heater hoses, and also T'd off to the right cab vent at the passenger kick panel. Again...
2004 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L 3rd Gear VIN: 1GNDV13E24
Well, most said it was possible in the vehicle, but being an AWD there was just no way we could get the cover off. We removed the unit and found quite a bit of debris sticking the valve so it wouldn't return. Put a different reman'd valve body in it, put it al...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L power steering pump VIN: 1GCGG25V85
You guys hit the nail on the head, the reman pumps are JUNK! I installed a new OEM pump, in line filter and flushed the system. Van has been gone for a few weeks and customer has no complaints. Lesson learned, thanks for the help.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L down on power VIN: 1FTWW31R08
This one is fixed!! after checking all my data and symptoms multiple times I convinced myself it was the aftermarket tuner causing the problem. come to find out SCT discontinued this tuner and stopped updating the software, so when the customer had the latest ...
2010 Ford Taurus SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP2DW9A
Although I would like to move forward with further testing/inspection/replacement of the rear calipers/hydraulic unit/booster, The customer is happy with the feel of the brake pedal- he says it's much firmer- and is not going to pursue the issue further at thi...
1995 GMC K2500 Suburban SLE 7.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GKGK26NXS
It turned out to be the reluctor had spun on the shaft. Just could not get my head past what appered to be retarded timing. When in fact my timing had actually jumped to the next cylinder. Number 1 was esentually no longer first in order
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L battery light on VIN: 5FNYF18566
Fortune smiles even on us mechanic's; Pilot alternator ceased to charge, replaced it, all is good for this vehicle. Thank you to all who replied with assistance.
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Timing Belt? VIN: 4N2DN11W2P
WOW what a responseI would say 5 to 10 % of the over 50 replies stated as my tech the valves are bent and should respect my tech, all the others said u don't know untill u try some said they never saw bent valves. The only reaseon I even put this out there was...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D41
After sending the PCM to cardone THREE TIMES, they have informed me that they are unable to repair the pcm. VERY discusted with the rebuilder. They kept telling me that the PCM was just fine. I have been chasing my tail for months knowing damn well that the P... Trouble codes: P0355 (CKP Circuit Malfunction).
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D85
I found shorted wires in harness next to aftermarket air cleaner. I have sent for a ne ECM and am now waiting on it. Thanks for the help.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Nats VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
Thank you very much for the replies. The numbers you guys gave me were correct, and I was able to program the new keys. It was a great help! Thanks
2008 Pontiac G6 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G2ZF57B48
Hello, Thanks again to everyone who offered help. I could not have fixed this vehicle without you guys. As many of you noted their was a TSB for the cam reluctors being out of syn. I could not locate the TSB for my specific vehicle on Alldata. After I was ...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPL7AJ9A
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L RF window VIN: YV1SZ59H93
Thanks to Peter, Sean, Ron, and Roger for the input- Here's what we finally did: removed the window, drilled a 3/16" hole in the rear of the forward aluminum track bonded to the window about 1/2" from the end of the track, put a 6mm bolt/nut in the hole to be ...
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