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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L air conditioning doesnt work VIN: WAUBFAFL2A
hey guys thanks in advance for any help so it's a 10 a4 2.0t quattro the a/c doesn't work static pressures are good has codes 00457 and 00256 testing press switch at condenser i have batt voltage on grey/red, ground on brown the center wire has 10 volts on wir...
2006 BMW 525i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE53556
Customer just bought car and has no history on vehicle. Mil was on and low power. Vehicle seems very low on power on highway and at take off. Feels like pulling an anchor. Retrieved misfire codes for cylinders #4,#5 & #6. Slight misfire at idle and MIL flashes... Trouble codes: 29D0, 29D1, 29D2, 29CC, 2A2F
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4HR54K6Y
customer states left front caliper locks up about 10 mph every once in a while scanned and no codes and was not acting up. Car came back couple days later acting up went for ride with scanner watching data every time it locked up no glitches in any speed senso...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L CV Joint VIN: 1G4HR54K3Y
Car came in with a shack under acceleration. with my first inspection of the car I noticed that both cv shafts had lost all there grease do to cracks in the inner cv boots. also had a few motor mounts that were bad. we replaced all 4 motor mounts and both fron...
1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC33F0R
hello everyone got a question about pump timing. replaced a few of these in the past with no problems. vehicle came in with rough idle cold and white smoke. clears up in a minute or so. customer replaced all injectors with Heath Diesel units. i verified the co... Trouble codes: 88 (tdc offset not learned)
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W41
OK guys, (and girls) I have to be missing something simple here. Customer claims that blazer will start then die and may have to be started a couple of times but then will run fine. He says if he holds the throttle down part way, it will run (IAC possibly?) Se...
2003 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15TX3
Van will run normally most of the time, then will randomly stall at idle or coasting (closed throttle below 40mph).After stalling restarts normally but may die 2-4 times then drive for hours without stalling or stall at next turn. We have installed second OE c...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L engine VIN: 2GCEK13T96
thanks in advance 06 chevy 1500 5.3L truck was towed in for reduced power light there are to many codes to list but im sure they are caused by the problem witch is when you turn the key off and take it out of the switch the engine stays running it always has 1...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Transfer case VIN: 1GNEK13037
Not sure if I have a bad encoder motor or bad module. T-case will not switch out of 2wd, had codes C0305-09 for front speed sensor C0306-02 motor A or B circuirt shorted to ground C0327 encoder circuit malfunction the readings above where taken at the encoder...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L pcm VIN: 1D7HA18N45
Anyway to make along story short, after engine swap, no start. Went around in circles for a while before realizing asd relay was shutting down power feed to coils and injectors.[I'm a GM guy]. Still no start, drained diesel fuel from gas tank and got engine ru...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT HD 6.8L Pressures
Vehicle came in for A/C problem. Compressor, drier, orifice tube and expansion replaced 2 years earlier for internal failure. We found that system was slightly low on freon. Replaced leaking o-rings and found that the orifice tube had some metal on it. Replace...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Drivers Power Seat VIN: 1FMZU74E92
We have a inoperative drivers power seat, this system does have the memory function 1 and 2 settings, we have no communication with drivers seat module all fuses are good, how do we procede to check this can signal or should i say the inability to communicate...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDAW56P84
All scan/testing with Ford IDS scan tool, Identifix, and Alldata. Had several codes. After above repairs only code P0268 -Injector #3 circuit fault - will not go away. Used IDS to do KOEO & KOER tests as with relative compression (good) and misfire graphic (#3... Trouble codes: P0268
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Auto Hubs VIN: 1FTNW21P84
Hello, Customer complains that quite often when using the 4WD the AC will blow out of the defroster vents. After turning off the 4WD the vehicle acts like the front hubs are still locked, hopping on tight turns. We can not duplicate the problem and everything ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14514
This vehicle came to us after 3 other shops. They had changed plugs, 1 coil, air filter, fuel filter, it only misses at about 45 mph and above, under a cruise or slight load. We checked the plug on #3 and the coil. Moved them to #2 cylinder. Still has po303, a... Trouble codes: P0303
2008 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L ABS/steering VIN: 1FAHP24W08
Car had the trac system engage when driving and turning. It locked up left front wheel and cut the throttle to idle. Then the trac light came on. Codes in system. C1956 in ABS and U2023 in steering module. Cleared and test drove and it retest codes. Scanner di...
2002 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTHK23UX2
Hi Everyone, this one has got me lost today, the truck will set a code P0300 random Missfire every time it is suppose to lock up the TCC, the engine never misses a beat while this happens. All the scan data look normal, another strange issue is that when I hoo... Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GKS2LE35B
hi guys. we replaced an ignition coil on this truck two weeks ago for a p0301 and dead misfire. truck worked great for last two weeks. now this thing goes into a misfire under slight load between 40 and 60 kph. will not throw a trouble code and mode six data s...
1992 Honda Civic EX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMEH969XN
hey smog guys,just hoping for some ideas on this came to me from another shop with a new converter,cam timing off and failed smog.#'s were close, only failed by a couple of i reset cam timing,retimed it and it seemed to run ok.not perfect but...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Intake Gasket VIN: 1HGCG3246W
Ok so here's the story with this car. It ran hot but never physically overheated to the point where it was smoking out the tailpipe. Tore it apart to do head gasket because there was obvious compression leak into the cooling system. Replaced all the related ga...
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L Misfire VIN: KM8SB12B42
After approx. 10 min of driving if you attempt to pass if in second gear when you reach about 5500 rpm the engine suddenly looses power and the check engine illuminates and sets a P0300 in pending codes when you let off of throttle the light goes out and misfi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire)
2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA51A07
Car has #5 cylinder misfire on random start-up. Replaced spark plugs, #5 coil, #5 injector, and intake gaskets. Reinspected intake leaks and replaced coil with factory unit. Car still has random #5 misfire on start-up. Do these engines have head gasket problem... Trouble codes: P0305 (p1316-), P1316 (p1313-), P1313 (p1582-), P1582
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J8GR48K58
ih guys i need some help with this a/c the a/c compressor cycle to fast so i recover the freon and put the spec amount is 1.5lb same problem .a/c not cool when the compressor turns on the low side is 60psi and the high side is 215ps is that a compressor proble...
2000 Lexus GS300 3.0L Vvt VIN: JT8BD68S2Y
Hello, and thank you in advance for any help you might have to offer. I am currently doing a timing belt on this lexus. I noticed the cam seals are leaking. I can not find a procedure to properly remove and install the VVT intake cam sprocket. Before I jump in...
2008 Lexus GX470 4.7L timing belt VIN: JTJBT20X98
Hello All- I started what I thought was a routine timing belt/water pump replacement and need to have some questions answered. I am installing a NAPA timing belt kit with the tensioner. The instructions that came with the kit, along with the OE instructions ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Erratic Ion Reading VIN: 4JGAB54E32
Truck came in for CEL illuminated and diagnostics proved out an inoperative EGR valve due to defective vacuum transducer. Valve & transducer assembly was replaced, code cleared & test drive confirmed fix. While on the test drive I looked at the Ionic Current S...
2007 Pontiac G6 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 1G2ZG58N17
Hello everyone. Have a slight problem with this 2007 g6 3.5l. Vehicle came into shop with customer complaint of reduce power. Had multiple codes and he said he had his buddy check it so I figure I start from the beginning and clear the codes since I didn't kno...
2012 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L Mechanical VIN: 3C63D3ML1C
Dear techs, could someone send me a picture or a link for the drivebelt on this Dodge 3500 6.7lt cummins diesel. My technican removed the belt and we cannot figure out the configuration. Sorry for such a stupid post but we have no info on these trucks in Austr...
2003 Saturn LW300 3.0L No Start VIN: 1G8JW84R43
This has me stumped from the start. This car came in with an intermitant no start(crank). After reading some of the posts pertaining to the pass lock system I watched the security light as I tried to start. It acts normal. I also was interested in some of the ... Trouble codes: B1000, B2965, B2960, B1327
2011 Suzuki SX4 LE 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: JS2YC5A25B
Suzuki techs/trans experts...your help would be greatly appreciated! This car was on the hook when it came to the shop. Upon initial inspection the trans made tons of noise and the fluid was burnt. I did not check the codes at this bad! Used CVT tran...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E4Y
got this corolla with engine light on runs great but the po 171code keeps poping on it had a 02 sensor by another shop the freeze frame reads like this intake air temp 96, coolant temp 179, stft 15.6 ltft 19.5 , vehicle s[peed0 , rpm 933 we tried a maf sensor ... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Mwl VIN: JTDKB20U35
Hello. I have a Prius that has the red triangle light on the dash (MWL). I had codes B1421 and B2775. Cleared codes and the one I have now is B2775. There are no runability issues with this car, just the warning light comes on a few seconds after the ready lig...
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L ABS module VIN: 4T1BE32K86
Customer complaint ABS light flashing. Scanned no codes found ABS in test mode so I turned test mode off with my Modis and it stayed off for 2-3 key cycles then started flashing again back in test mode with the scanner removed. so I manually jumped tc and cg a...
1995 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 3VWHE81H7S
hi guys so this vw its my kids dont work on this cars much or at all it was not starting so i check it for codes got a code 00513 speed sensor i replace it now starts runs great but if i shut it off its very hard to start it up again if i give it gas it will s... Trouble codes: 00513 (speed sensor)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M3Y
Need help from VW gurus; the throttle signal on this jetta 2.0 is acting up after the car warms up. Codes listed come right back even after replacement with new unit. It acts like the throttle plug would be disconnected. With the engine cold it runs perfect an... Trouble codes: 17951 (angle sensor 1 for throttle actuator signal too small), 17966 (throttle actuator electrical malfunction), 16506 (throttle position sensor signal too low), 17987 (throttle actuator adaptation not started)

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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE73516
Thanks for the replies. Victor you where right as we had the lock pin in the wrong hole. We finally got the right whole, cleared dtc and ran. Still had one code which ended up being a cam sprocket/gear replacement on exhaust camshaft. But its fixed. Than... Trouble codes: P1553, P1554.
2011 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L No Start VIN: KL1TG5DE1B
Ended up using Mark from Oregon's advice and tested the EMS1 & Ems2 circuits for voltage and was only getting .6 volts which traced back to the Main relay . The #30 power feed circuit of the relay was the problem . Alldata did not have a diagram from where th...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW23P76
Thanks to all of the 7 replies that i received on my request. To answer some riddles here are the answers that I came up with. 1. Yes the engine does come out the front, that is how I installed it 40K miles ago. 2. Pulling the cab does take some work, but w... Trouble codes: P2290, P2291.
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L right rear caliper VIN: 1FMDK05137
Problem with no pressure was a faulty caliper. I have never seen a caliper do this. It would expand when brake was depressed but when brake was released it would contract completley. Making me think I had no pressure. Replaced caliper and problem solved. As f...
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Airbag,GEM VIN: 1FMEU64E97
Due to the fact that a Ford IDS is almost imperative to have to repair this vehicle we chose to send it to the local dealer. Thanks for the info we received.
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L abs VIN: JHLRD78855
Thanks for all the help, the bearing was installed incorrectly, installed with magnetic ring towards sensor all is well, thanks again for everyone's help!
2010 Infiniti G37 3.7L No Start VIN: JN1CV6AP1A
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L abs VIN: SAJNV4846K
A used hydraulic unit fixed this car but not without other travails.After installing used unit,turned on ignition to pump up and abs switch blew out of the master.I hadn't noticed that the circlip on the used unit was missing. After cleaning up brake fluid ...
1991 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L Brakes dragging VIN: SALLHBM33M
Thank you all for your help. Turns out that someone had worked on this Range Rover before and did not install the brake rod back into the right hole in the pedal. As soon as I pulled the pin out of the pedal the brakes pulled off and the wheel stopped draggi...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, loss of throttle res VIN: WMWRE33414
Thanks for the input guys. This one is going to have to get worse before it can get fixed. No codes and the throttle body seems ok with the sensors data matching when it is acting up.
2001 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L airbag VIN: 5N1ED28Y81
I finally found the correct clock spring on Car Parts .com. Thankyou John [...] Hudson for all of your replys as well. And the fax you sent. It was very helpful. Thanks also to IATN.
2009 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.6L Steering VIN: 3GSDL03739
Thanks to all replies. I replaced the power steering pump with an updated factory pump and GM fluid. All is well!
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R2Y
after verifying the fuel trims and oxygen sensor operation once again I replaced converters with "heavy duty" converters supplied to me by my supplier. they told me these converters were as good as the original but cost more(??).. I installed them and so far s... Trouble codes: P0420.
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L Accessories VIN: 5TDYK3DC0B
Yes I did check the tsb, perform checks ok, customer decide to wait on the sub sunroof replacement due to cost at this time. Thanks everyone for their helpful tips.
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