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1999 Audi A4 2.8L system pressures VIN: WAUED28D4X
Specs call for 550gr +50 refrigerant with standard condenser. Nobody has been able to tell me what the +50 stands for. Complete evacuation and recharge with 550gr and still get 65# low side & 450# high side pressures at 2K rpm. Can oil infusing orifice screen ...
2007 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.5L Steering VIN: 3G5DA03L07
Noise like scraping noise when turning right to lock, does it even without belt and only to the right. Help
2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.0L Starting VIN: 1G4GC5EG0A
Car will randomly not start-"remote not found" shows on dic-owner says it does it with either remote.Owner also states that brake pedal is hard to push when this occurs-he says if the pedal feels hard when he pushes it the "remote not found" message comes up a...
2004 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No Start, Electrical VIN: 1G6KS54Y14
We have a NO START condition here))) NO COMMUNICATION WITH ANY MODULE)))SECURITY LIGHT comes on and goes OUT after several seconds. Dash lights up and fuses are good. PWR windows and PWR locks inop. Radio inop. PRND321 has "D" highlighted. 2.6 volts on #6 and ...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 6.5L Forward gear VIN: 1GCHK34FXW
The vehicle lost forward gear with the original trans. A used transmission was installed and it worked ok for a few weeks then lost forward gear again. We installed another lower mileage used transmission and it shifts ok but we want to make sure that there is...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L alternator VIN: 1G1YY32G7Y
I've got this supercharged corvette that keeps setting a P1637 DTC. I replaced the alternator but the pcm keeps setting a P1637. I had to grind the alternator to make clearance for the valve cover and I'm not sure if I ground too much and damaged the part or i...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 6.0L Ecm Tdm VIN: 1GNFC13598
Hello EVERYONE need GM gurus or HYBRID ,locksmiths help!!! PLEASE... I need more help wit this truck .I have a previous help request open! Only code is in the ECM p0633 1 key is programmed shows data shows crank data also.It wont start... It will start wit...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.0L Misfire VIN: 2CNFLGEY1A
I have this 2010 Equinox LTZ with a 3.0L Direct Injected Engine. I have a dead cylinder on #2. I have removed the intake plenum and disconnected the fuel injectors (electrically). I have Cylinder #2 fuel injector sticking open. I have eliminated everything bes... Trouble codes: P00C6, P0300
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44LL5
customer stated lightning struck a tree close to this van when storm was over van won,t start.when I turu the switch on nothing no lights on cluster its blank ,my scanner won,t communicate with any modgule except the pcm ,head lights only work on auto wipers d...
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L Drivetrain VIN: 3D4PG1FGXB
This Dodge Journey Mainstreet has a vibration on acceleration only. You can feel it starting at about 30 or 40 mph on acceleration only, but if you get on he Xway & accelerate at 60 mph it becomes a violent shake. If you let off the gas & let it coast the vibr...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FALP62W3V
Hi everybody. the first time chris ( the customer ) came by because there was a coolant leak on a hose that is under the intake. he overheated his car for a long time. so i fixed the hose and he was on his way. Three days later he came back and it was still o...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Communications VIN: 1FMYU03191
Got somewhat of a weird one here and am hopeful that I can get some help in repairing the problem. Customer brought vehicle in for an emission inspection. Vehicle failed due to not being able to communicate with PCM. Hooked my Snap-On Solus Scanner and got com...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L long crank VIN: 1FTSF20P55
hey guys i really need some help on this one,this truck has a complaint that when engine is hot is hard to start, cranks for a long time,this only code present is p2291,using teh scanner while cranking the ICP pressure starts from 0psi and very slowly builts u... Trouble codes: P2291
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP3F29C
Hi all I have this focus that runs rough and lack of power under load. There are no codes in the system. I don't know what the fuel rail pressure should be, but KOER it's 600+psi. using the IDS. I know this is not much to go on but and help will be appreciated...
1993 GMC C7000 Topkick C7H042 6.6L Starter VIN: 1GDM7H1J0P
This truck came in after the customer said they shut it off for a few hours went back to start it and no crank. We can trigger the start relay on the fire wall and it will crank. Traced the starter relay trigger wire back to an engine alarm saftey moudle by dr...
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L liquid line VIN: 1GKFK66857
customer has owned this vehicle since new with no adverse problems in ac system till about 6 months ago while on trip out of state high side line from compressor to condenser cracked 2 inches from compressor at factory bend. He went to a shop in Nevada and had...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L alt VIN: SHSRD78864
Previous repairs box wont take all of this, so here are previous.- 148632 mi, 1-2-12. adjusted valves, new plugs,air filter, belt, 156005 mi, 10-20-12, P04230 cat effic, P0661 IMRC valve, no fix, cleared. Cleaned throttle bore. Replaced CAF, ATF, coolant, di...
2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Engine Knock/Rattle VIN: 1HGFA16588
I'm hoping someone has seen/heard this before. I have this 08 Civic with what sounds like a death rattle. When you first start it it rattles for about 3-5 seconds then goes away completely that is until you bring it off idle to about 2200-2700 rpm. Then it jus...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L compressor VIN: CA39056A20
A/c compressor clutch will not engage .System has a full charge of freon. Tested inputs at relay as per help on identifix. If jump power to clutch control at relay compressor will kick in. Jumped pressure switch at drier - no good .Replaced Relay , still will ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J51
LTFT rich at under load condition, idle ok. after reset the fuel adapation. drive the car on freeway, the LTFT and STFT will go rich from 0 to -29% on both banks. when back to idle. can see the fuel trim try to adjust back to lean side from scanner. so as the ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Generic obd2), P0173 (Generic obd2), P2016 (Oem p0172), P2085 (Oem p0175)
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73539
Vehicle came in for noise in timing cover and burning oil. Remove head and had redone, replaced timing components. Replaced Intake due to cracked pcv lines. Started and immediately got codes for throttle body- checked connections no issues. Before I replaced i...
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L bcm VIN: 5N1BV28U95
trying to replace bcm in vehicle, I have scanner that can reprogram but i need a pin code to enter the system. Have seen some programs on the internet to convert serial numbers off of control modules to give you codes so that you can access the modules. Does a...
2000 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Coller line VIN: 1P3ES46C2Y
I had a Neon do this a few years back and cannot remember why it blows the hose or fitting off the radiator. Can someone please enlighten me again? Pump seal?
1997 Suzuki Sidekick JS 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3TE02V0V
Hello fellow Techs, i need your help, this suv came in our shop with a check engine light on and rough idle all the time. found a p0172 rich bank 1 code. and started diag. 02 sensor b1s1 stuck at 900mv, st -24 lt -24. checked fuel pressure regulator, checked f... Trouble codes: P0172
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWTE29M5Y
This little ole vw misses always but we really can't tell which cylinders are constant because our generic scanner doesn't have a misfire counter, but my concern is an oil pressure issue because it has a lot of rattling in the top end, sounds like a lifter rat... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304, P0305, P1340
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L no 12v to coil when hot soak. VIN: WVWMD23BXY
car came in with hot soak no start complaint. it will restart within 5 minutes of shutdown but maybe not if you wait longer. will usually restart after an hour or two. there is no voltage to the coil while cranking when it will not start. I replaced the fuel p...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6KY54941
Ended up being air in the system. I let the car sit over night and that allowed the system to bleed out for me. Thanks for all the info guys.
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Master Cyl VIN: 1GCDT19XX3
Thanks for all your help, tried all the processes that all of you have offered. It ended up being the ABS valve body. put it on and it works great. Thanks again Todd
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EJ46XXX
Hello all thanks for the help. I believe that it is in crank sensor. I have rpm on the scanner and it scoped ok compared to what was in the waveform library but scoped again to double check and it was all over the place. Still had rpm on scanner though. Had a ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTZX1722Y
Thanks to all who took the time to help. As suggested I checked the exhaust back pressure and it was normal. Since I could not detect any exhaust gas in the cooling system, and there was no sign of crud build up inside the water jackets, the only thing left t...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FTNE24L72
wasn't blower motor problem was switching to floor vacuum leak was problem
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Left Front Hub VIN: 1FTPX14536
I have not got vehicle back in for repair, but did have it back in briefly for some testing and testing shows it is the IWE on the left side. Customer works out of town a lot and plans to drop it off for the repair as soon as he is able.
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L suspension VIN: 5FNRL18603
checked and tried different things to locate and find the noise to no avail. customer is going to live with the noise for now I think we will try two quick struts when they return for the next service. I will add to this post at that time. thanks to all who t...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S4Y
thanks for replys,it is great to know other techs are out there helping each other,anyway the cure was the alternator,after testing wiring and splices I went and drove the vehicle with the alternator disconnected.the problems disappeared ! customer drove car f... Trouble codes: P1682, P0622, P1495, P0700.
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Door Locks VIN: SALNY22254
Sorry for the delay, it was the Body control unit, I orderd used one & everything is fine now
2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNHM87A94
Yes everyone was a great help! but this one really had me stumped so as for this car I had a felling there was no issue with the heads or block in any case this LS ripped me a new one.. every test I could come up with passed.. I decided to get a t-stat from f...
1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: WDBGA43E8R
thank you all for the input, it turned out to be a bad S2 micro switch in the throttle body, fixed that and she's purring like a kitten!
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L a/c VIN: WDBHA28E8S
The compressor fixed the problem. Its about 80 degrees outside today and the [...] side psi is 175-200 and the low side is down around 30 psi. Vent temp is about 40 degrees. I've done lots of expansion valve vehicles with this symptom and they were fixed by rep...
2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L The front passenger's power window is inop VIN: 5GZER13767
Thanks for all of the suggestions. the problem turned out to be a bad driver's side switch. I replaced it and all started again.
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Fuel Tank Leaking VIN: 2T1BA02E5T
1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5644W
thanks for all your help. The fix was to replace the O2 sensors from the dealer. Thanks very much. Trouble codes: P0171, P0172.
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