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2006 Audi A4 2.0L abs module VIN: WAUDF78E76
Ok she is back,last Christmas we replaced the abs module with a used/refurbished unit from BBA,Other one according to them was damaged beyond repair.So not expecting this did not think to write down the coding before we sent it off.I have the following codes E...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L esp light VIN: WAUDF78E76
Ok intermittently the esp light comes on.Scanned car with vag com and had these codes.ECM-no comm with abs/esp module,ABS ESp module codes-01314 ecm dtc see ecm,and 01312 powertrain Data bus no signal communication.So I cleared codes and test drove for several...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L VVT Servo VIN: WBAWV53507
This car was brought in for valve cover gasket replacement due to severe oil leak. The problem we are having right now is the tech removed the vvt actuator without putting it in service position. With the valve cover off, I can see if I turn the allen in clock...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L modules VIN: WBAVC53588
I was codding the steering angle sensor using ista p when the battery charger went dead the session was terminated due to battery voltage too now everything is dead like there is no battery .has anyone of you heard about shorting obd2 connector to retri...
1998 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L compressor VIN: 1G4CW52K9W
This car has two problems that may or may not be related. The cooling fans for the radiator will not activate on their own, also the A/C compressor will not activate on its own. I have allowed the car to reach 242F and no activation. My snap-on verdict scanner...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 LS 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GNFK16R5X
Customer states that the truck will intermittently stall and then start back up. customer just had truck detailed inside and out to include the engine bay. checked codes and their are no current codes but their are history codes listed above. my problem is i h... Trouble codes: P0605 (Control module ROM), U1042 (Loss comm with EBCM), U1064 (Loss of BCM/VTD comm), U1193 (Loss of VIM Class 2 comm)
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L mil VIN: 1GNDM19WXX
I can see slip of up to 500 rpms, but can't feel anything wrong. I see and feel all gears shift and watch tcc commanded and see slip in all gears. When in 4th and tcc on its like 300 rpm slip and then I can see it go negative slip like -100 or so. I will test ...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Power supply VIN: 1GNFC13038
Thank you for your time. Customer states that from time to time, he loses all electrical power & the dash goes dead. If he shuts off the car, it will not crank, but will work fine if he wiggles the negative battery cable wires. The cable looks good and passes...
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AT58H39
Help me please. Car is very hard to start and will not idle on its own. Exhaust smells very bad when you can get it to run. It runs like exhaust cam is out of time. The ecm is commanding solenoid but the Exhaust cmp angle data reads 0 all the time. I have good... Trouble codes: P0014, P0106 (MAP pressure circuit out of range)
1989 Chrysler TC Maserati 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: ZC2FP110XK
Customer bought on Ebay with no history but what can go wrong with 25k miles on 25 year old car, has miss at idle and will die when warm, no codes, with scanner can see TPS, MAP,O2 will spike to 5 volt ref or close to it, with affected sensors unpluged no chan...
1998 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.2L Starter, Fuel system VIN: 2B3HD56J8W
Need help from the Chrysler experts. Customer brought in this low mileage Intrepid and asked me to install his own rebuilt PCM because he was told that was what was keeping his engine from running. symptoms were a start then die a second or two later. sounded ...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L isolation valve VIN: 3D7KU28C64
I have been working on Chrysler products for 25 years and this one has got me stumped.Inherited from another shop who replaced L frt hub-brg- sensor assy twice.and abs module to no avail.What its doing is actuating the left front abs isolation valve without th...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HW48NX5
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: Customer states that the vehicle doesn't start; no starter engagement. Customer states he was previously having a problem with the vehicle not starting on first attempt. He states that at that time the starter would engage and t...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L windows, locks,mirrors VIN: 3D4GG57V89
Chrysler techs. help! I have this 09 Journey job passed to me. The 2 front door windows won't go up or down,the door locks don't work or the electric mirrors don't work either from the left master switched. The first tech replaced the switch Chrysler part! wit...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X6R
I have not been able to duplicate the customer's complaint yet, so I thought I would throw this out there to see if anyone has encountered this before. Customer say's that when the key is turned to the "RUN" position and the "Check Engine" light does not illum...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15E21
This vehicle has codes P0171 and p0174 system lean bank 1 and bank 2. I have replaced the mass air flow sensor twice and 148 hertz is the highest reading i can get from the baro sensor and sometimes the baro reads as low as 141. I'm at 1900 feet above see leve... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2)
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRW12W37
hello Techs, Customer stated that he ran his battery dead over weekend playing his radio. He jumped started the truck .Now it has a code P061B and will not idle.The Truck runs fine down the road. When comming to a stop it will surge up and down and dies. Resta... Trouble codes: P061B
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31R88
Came in with a no start hot and #3 and #6 misfire, high pressure fuel pump was replaced along with two injectors, and all fuel lines cleaned. After a 15 mile drive the truck still runs fine but if you turn it off it will not restart until it sits for a while. ... Trouble codes: P2291 (Fuel pressure too low while cranking)
1999 GMC C6500 Topkick C6H042 7.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJ6H1B9X
Hi, all, thanks for any help on this one. came in with a code po341 (camshaft position sensor performance). Customer put in own cam sensor distributor assembly. Retimed distributor ( was off). Still set code on 2nd key cycle. Also noted that takes 2-3 times of... Trouble codes: P0341
2001 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKEK13T01
to all gm techs. got this yukon that's kicking my butt. it has a misfire on cylinders 3 & 4. you can see the cylinders misfire on the data stream. have replaced injectors to no avail. replaced the wires and ran fine, but the vehicle is back with the same codes... Trouble codes: P300
1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L transmission VIN: 2HGED6350M
This transmission is worn out, noisy in all gears and needs to be replaced. Foreign Engines Inc. of Lynwood WA offered to sell me a transmission sourced from Japan which seller claims has only 50,000 miles of use. Seller stated "Over in Japan they drive short ...
2001 Honda Accord Value Package 2.3L p1457 VIN: 1HGCF86661
Engine light keeps coming back on with P1457. We smoke tested the car and found smoke coming from the canister (6 months ago) We replaced the fuel cap because the seal was cracking and the charcoal canister. the engine light came back on 3 weeks later with the...
2004 Infiniti G35 3.5L driver door window VIN: JNKCV54E84
Infinity techs help me please. A few months back this Infinity came it with the driver side window stuck about half way down, we diagnosed it and replace the regulator and motor (cable wound up inside and burned motor). I did do the reset procedure on the wind...
2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Circuit VIN: 1LNHM87A45
There is a code C1287 completed all test, the booster switch was open had no switch operation.. pulled the old booster and installed a new one from Ford.. after looking at the old booster someone had pulled the harness out of the booster and broken the wires i...
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L door ajar VIN: 4F2CZ06135
the door ajar light will not go off on this truck. first time seeing this vehicle, i hooked up the Verus and found that the l/r door always states open. i unplugged the latch and nothing, also noticed that it knew the hood was open, closed that and it still st...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Compressor Engagement VIN: WDBEA30D8L
We received this car that customer is experiencing intermitant operations of the a/c system. When system is operating properly, customer has good cold air from ducts and pressures are good. When a/c clutch is not engaged and is demanded to, system does not act...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L ignition ? VIN: WDBCA35E9M
hey guys, this is my wifes car, have had it for 3.5 years, been a good car, on occasion it will just stall out, it will always start right back up, very random issue, will do it 4 or 5 times sometimes, sometimes only once or twice, always starts right back up,...
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Engine VIN: WDBLK65G41
Ok I have this car that came in with codes P0170, P0173, P0304, P0305 ,P0300 So i began to check for vacuum leak, found some and fix them and smoke check again and egr leaks but not sure if this is the same like the rest of the other egr's but when idling no v...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ56J16
This car had codes P2237 Right side O2 before cat voltage too high,P2240 Left O2 sensor before cat voltage too high. I replaced Maf sensor then code P2240 came back after test drive. then I replaced both front O2 sensors, smoke tested found no leaks. Looks lik... Trouble codes: P2240 (Left o2 sensor before cat. Voltage too high)
1997 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BU31D1V
Hi every body and thanks for your attention and help to solve this problem. It is about a nissan altima that went through a big short on the road. We put 2 fuses, one of 40 amps. for the ignition switch. and the other for the fuel pump; a new pump was installe... Trouble codes: N0, C00DE, N0
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G2HX52K3W
Ghost in the machine. Only while driving- when window switches or cig lighter is pressed door locks unlock. No fault codes in any modules- scan tool request shows constant unlock while problem is active. Mall(bcm) module was replaced prior at another garage wi...
2002 Subaru Forester S 2.5L at oil temp light flashing VIN: JF1SF65672
Hey everyone we are having some subaru problems, the AT oil temp sensor light is flashing and have hard shift at times. A couple of weeks ago we did some checking and determined that the temp sensor in the transmission was fualty, we put a new one in from the ...
2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L cam seals VIN: 4S4BT63C05
We did head gaskets on this Baja and although it started instantly when we finished it only took five minutes for a small oil pool to start forming below each set of cams. I think it is leaking from the upper (intake) cam seals but when we took it apart the se...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L A/C control VIN: 5TEWN72N01
This is my own truck. The a/c cooling has become intermittent. When it works, it works like new. When it doesn't, the "a/c" indicator light goes out and the fan begins to blow hot air. Eventually, it comes back on, for various lengths of time, cools some more ...
1995 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWBB81E2S
Car has dangerous stall problem EVERY 24 SECONDS at idle. Removed EGR entirely and capped off openings. Same issue. Compression 170+ across the board. At times on the road car feels like its bucking. Have tried to pinpoint a vacuum leak to no avail. Vacuum on ... Trouble codes: N0NE
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Oil burning VIN: WVWPD63B83
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this 03 Passat 1.8 turbo that like to gobble oil. It does not smoke out the tailpipe but takes at leasts 3 quarts of oil in approx 5 to 6000 miles. It will oil foul the #4 plug pretty good and the other have some...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L exhuast gas in cooling system VIN: 3VWDT71K56
The vehicle is getting exahust gas in the cooling system and has no flow of coolant. have replaced the therostat twice. replaced the water pump. replaced the cylinder head. bypassed egr cooler and the vehicle is still getting exhuast gas in the coolant system....
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L WSS signal on LF VIN: WVGAV75N49
Greetings!!! This Tiguan is taking us places we have never been before!!? It is setting LF wheel speed sensor codes and we can see it drop out on the Vag-Com. 2 new sensors and no change. It does have false engagement on that wheel until it sets a 00283 code. ...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L front wheel bearing VIN: YV1MS38217
this volvo has the front wheel bearing style where bearing is part of hub and has to be pressed into question , does anyone know where to purchase tooling to accomplish this. the only source i have found is walmek ab

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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L key fob VIN: 5UXFA13506
This car ended up having a broken wire under the carpet from the body module to antenna. I ended find it by rechecking everything. I finally notice the voltage i thought i had at the antenna would change every time i move the harness near the body module. I ...
1993 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Stall VIN: 1GBGK26N8P
I'm grateful to every one of you who replied to my request. I have fixed this 7.4L after spending a good amount of time on it checking all the basics. I checked the distributor magnet and messed with timing and kept watching fuel pressure. At one point I orde...
2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1ND52J22
good news-i got her running...bad news - i have no idea how. I checked elec connections relays fuses ...tightened grounds and she started up...customer says she starts up everytime since...told customer about intake defect thats only a matter of time and to ...
2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 LS 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDS13605
The info on Mitchell on-demand is incorrect.. the actual tool looks like a ball joint separator // and once install on the tension-er. The handle can be removed off. The job was done without any issues... We decided not to remove the camshaft actuator and re...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Radio VIN: 3C4FY48B43
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I had missed an archive posting where a tech had an almost identical condition. The radio would work correctly once the BUS wire was unplugged from the back of the radio. His was fixed with a new lock cyl...
2008 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L noisy VIN: 1B3HB48B88
Customer did not want to spend that much money at this time.Thanks for all responses ,they sent me the right direction.This car would make same noise with engine off and car coasting, this let me know it was in the power train and not the alt.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMZA51401
Many of you have great ideas and I have checked many of them. When the intake gasket was replaced I used the kit that replaced many of the problems mentioned. Unfortunately the customer has lived with it this long and believes it is probably needs the TSB ECM ...
1999 GMC Yukon SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEK13R8X
Thank you for all of your replies the were vey helpful, the fix on this truck was a bad distributor. Once replaced the code went away and the relearn was done , Thanks agian Trouble codes: P1345 (Cam and crank correlation).
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23U63
found that the spark plugs where wrong. installed correct spark plugs an vehicle runs fine Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 GMC Safari 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDM19X23
Thank you for all the replies.I got really luckie with this repair.It may not be a 100% repair but it did work.#3 exhaust spring was weak.When I held down on the spring the miss fire went away.So I decided to add a custom spring from a harly V2 on that valve... Trouble codes: P0303 (Miss fire).
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L Rear wheel steering VIN: 2GTFK69UX4
I was hoping to have an answer for this one but I'm having trouble getting parts. The replies I got said water intrusion is common in the rack on these trucks. I was able to get a new rear position sensor for the truck. The sensor was full of water and it was ...
2010 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L Steering VIN: KMHDU4AD3A
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L steering/suspention VIN: 1J4BZ3H13A
Thanks to all that have helped with this problem, we removed the steering damper and checked it again, using short strokes rather than long, and found that after just a few strokes the damper started loosening. We also set the camber from 4.5 degs to 3 degs. O...
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LZ31F44
Not only did we remove the intake manifold and clean out any carbon (there really was not much) we also removed the exhaust manifold and cleaned out any carbon (really nothing). I have no doubt that the EGR valve is working as we can observe the the commands o... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insufficient EGR Flow Detected).
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D7W
This vehicle left our shop not fixed.We believe after getting responses from other techs that it is out of time but the customer declined having us go any further.I recieved 17 responses ranging from a bad rebuilt computer,compression issue,out of time,and wir...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ08T26
Hi there and thanks for the help. Louis from OK hit this one right on the head with part numbers etc: The left sending unit is 25060-CA00C (list $115.40) and the right one is 25060-CA01C (list $115.40). I'm not sure which one is A, but we always do both anyw... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor A fault).
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L pressure control solenoid VIN: 1G3GR62H61
we ended up getting a trans go shift kit and installed what we could with trans in vehicle, cleaned valve body good, replaced pressure control solenoid and changed filter and fluid. shifting real good now and codes have not returned. thanks for all the help on...
2008 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Oil leak after overheat VIN: 4T4BE46K38
Hello and thanks for the help on this one. It was a weird one. Jake and Val suggested just finishing the water pump job, clean it up and see what happens. We did this and everything was fine. I drove it quite a bit and found no overheating and no oil leak...
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