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2006 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E26
This vehicle has no driveablilty complaints from the customer but set 012555 (low pressure fuel regulation out of spec)code twice. Manual low fuel pressure test at idle is wildly fluctuating (quickly! needle is all over the place) from 3 to 6 bar, If you close... Trouble codes: 01255, P0089
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z94
I have long term fuel trims that climb to 23-25 rapidly even right after a reset. These fuel trims stay there at all rpm's and load ranges. I'm thinking I have a logic problem in the PCM Fuel tests 10% alcohol and gravity test is normal. PCM data pid reads 10%... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean b1), P0174 (lean b2), P0300 (random misfire)
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L oil presher gage & remot start VIN: 1GNEC233X9
this 2009 tahoe came in oil pressure gage peged at 80 psi & remote starter does not work. Are they related. ck engine light was on on codes i cleared the codes & went on a test drive the light did not come back on the oil pressure gage went to 0 & back to 80 1...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L programming failed VIN: 2A8GF68X07
I have replaced the pcm on this Pacifica and attempting to program it with our Bosch VCI. The programing starts but will abort with the message "downloading physical block 1 of 1 flash process failed - no responce from data transfer request". Have tried severa...
2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L a/c VIN: 1C3LC46K87
A/C works perfectly going down the road. At idle the a/c doesn't blow any cold air. Drive it again at 55 mph and great cold air. I'm leaning towards an issue with the expansion valve, but I thought I'd pick the expert's brains on IATN for a starting point. Tha...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX31P24
truck came in for no pwr, found codes for 2 injectors, maf and turbo. replaced all drove good for 5 days, came in for #6 injector, tip was broken. replace all left bank. had hydraulic locked in that cylinder. turned over with injector out no problem. reinstall...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Chassis VIN: 1FTNX20L84
The customer brought this truck in knowing it needed a lot of work. The tires were well into wear indicators and rear brakes were metal to metal. He did mention a shimmy/vibration when driving at times. We did all this work but the shimmy is still there. It's ...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Slight lack of power VIN: 1FTPW14534
Customer complaint is only the check engine light. Found the two lean codes only (P0171 and P0174). They were NOT complaining of a lack of power, it just seems that way to me. It is a lifted vehicle with large tires, so that may be the culprit. The long term f... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Injector #1 VIN: 1FTWW33R08
Truck was bought in for SES lamp on. Scanned computer found P0201 Injector Circuit. Verified proper resistance at injector harness. Checked resistance across loom to PCM. Followed Ford pinpoint test. Called for PCM. PCM was installed and programmed. Problem st...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L No power VIN: 1FDWF37R98
Truck will intermittently have no power and set codes when it has no power. Turbo actuatot moves freely and does not bind. Rod is not hitting. Sometimes shutting of truck and restarting will reset system. It will then have power and run great. Does not make a ... Trouble codes: P2263 (Turbo system performance), P132B
2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3L blend door VIN: 3FAHP08Z89
This Fusion int. blows hot. It has single zone auto temp control. The blend door will intermittently go to the full hot position and it shows on the scan data too. The a/c system continues to run normally. Interior temp pid shows 78 deg. and evap. temp sensor ...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 5J6YH27584
Hello and thanks to all for your help, customer returned after about 3 months said left rear brake is dragging, confirmed to be true opened bleeder and wheel freed up. Replaced both rear brake hoses and bled system. Now rt rear brake is locking up. Bled system...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1HGFA16887
thanks in advance to everyone. vehicle got towed into another one of my shops for a no start concern, they replaced the starter and battery because of the slow cranking speed of the vehicle. vehicle still wont start and they send it to me... I get the car and ...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L 2nd gear VIN: JHLRE48547
Honda transmission techs, please help. I have this 07 crv with 98k miles. The customer complains of a noise going uphill. The only time I can hear a noise, is in second gear between 3,000 and 3,400 rpm. It is a loud squeal that only lasts for 1-2 seconds. If y...
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L T/C Shift Motor VIN: 1J8HG48N26
Hi group i need some advice, like i said above i have voltage 5 v ref. 12v batt.ground is ok too. These shift motors are they prong to fail right out of the box? is there anything i can do?
2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L wiper works intermittent VIN: 1J4BA5H14B
Hi friends this car start working wipers without enable switch, test with scanner no codes show, made actuation and works ok, please help. att. Hernán
2004 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM81W14
hi, everyone . Thanks in advance for help,car ( stretch limo) came in a week ago,with code p0358. checked harness ,found ok,change coil no 8 and spark plugs.After couple od days ses light is back on,code p0353,ran a new wire as per identifix from pcm to coil ,... Trouble codes: P0358, P0353, P0357
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28597
Koeo all o2 sensors under .02 volts, after starting sensors go to 900mv as soon as heaters turn on. Checked oil for fuel vapors, none clean oil. Disconnected purge line to tank, no change, create large vacuum leak numbers go down. Disconnected both front o2 se... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175 (p2196-), P2196 (p2198-), P2198 (testing and results)
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1MELM6534W
Ok People, Here we go. This is my personal vehicle that I got from a customer some time ago that didn't want to put the $ into it. We replaced the cylinder head and of course replaced all timing components, tune up items, etc. Car has been running great. We ar...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L temperature sensors VIN: WMWMF33539
2009 mini r56 coupe 1.6l 16v MPI got towed into shop customer states temperature light comes on stating engine is over heating(light is on but engine is not overheating). verified engine temperature light is on, as soon as you turn the key on the electric fans...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Trans in fail safe VIN: 1N4BA41E75
This came in with the trans in fail safe due to a code P0726, engine speed input circuit performance. We get a good reading on the scanner in both the ecu and tcu that shows engine rpm's. We ohm tested the can wires between the ecu and tcu and they were good. ...
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L no 1st or 4th
Car came in could not drive convertor came apart, reuilt unit no hard parts bad actually everything in fairly good shape replaced shift solenoids', epc, pistons' seals'' clutches reinstalled road tested starting out in 2nd gear shifts to third and does not att...
1999 Saturn SW2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZJ8275X
Hi this Saturn came in with a EGR code for insufficient flow. We check all the ports and all was clean, so we replaced the EGR valve. A month later the code came back, it take no less the 2 weeks at the least to come on. We check the monitors and all is good a...
1997 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L steering VIN: JT3HJ85JXV
car came from another repair shop,no power steering new pump steering box, pressure and return lines,check screen in reservoir all good swap out to make sure no defeats same thing,power steering pump is driven by a gear in the timing chain no belt,pulled ps pu...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L No Start VIN: WVGBC67L04
This v/w when warm or hot this has a very hard start. The cust. had installed his own fuel pump assembly. We have checked the pressures and they are up to factory specs, because it only does it hot we replaced the cranksensor, we also because of the miles repl...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta Comfortline 2.5L abs
Hello dear friends my jetta vin number is not valid at this site it is [...] and my engine is TSI 1.4 CAX. at this Jetta when i start the engine ABS lamp and brake system warning lamp get on and stay on. when i driving the car the abs lamp go off a...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L bump at idle VIN: YV1SZ58D32
What we have here is a well maintained Volvo X/C turbo. The owner's complaint is it "chugs at idle" What I feel is a slight bump when the car is stationary with your foot on the brake for an extended period. It feels like a misfire but the rpms stay rock stead...

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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBABS53461
Yes it was the transmission, got a rebuilt one, install it & all good now, Thanks guys for the wonderful feedback
2006 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on, Limp Mode VIN: WBSNB93546
Thanks to every one that took the time to respond to my post. We decided to swap throttle body's, bank one to bank two. Reassembled enough to drive it, and the code went to bank two, from bank one. It was double of the labor, but a guaranteed fix. We tried t... Trouble codes: 5E19, 2B15.
2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1G6AC5SX8D
I removed the engine mount and could move the engine up and down. When down, I could access firewall side. And could remove the cam cover, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, and front cover. Then lift up the engine and let the cross-member down a little bit an... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0304-), P0304.
1995 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L courtesy and dome lamps VIN: 1GNEK13K4S
Never did find the RKE module... Short of pulling the headliner down I've had most of the wiring exposed and saw nothing. as of the day he picked the truck up the problem had not returned. he had me install a cut switch between the fuse for the courtesy lamps...
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L door locks, engine data VIN: 1GBFG15R1V
Thanks for the replies guys. (even the one maligning my scan tool) New fuel pump cured running issue. (had 54 psi needed 60) Customer decided to live with the electrical issues.
2000 Chevrolet Prizm 1.8L pcm VIN: 1Y1SK5280Y
thank you for the good replies unfortunaly none of them nailed it all the suggestions were to check grounds and voltage which I did a few times and nothing worked but the problem was not me or you guys out there you guys knew what needed to be done and I also ...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1EFXC
thanks for all the replies we have a ngs pc and the pid showed that the misfire profile has not be reset so we sent this one out to be programmed thanks again for iatn Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0308.
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KM8SC13E65
Thanks so much for all members who respond right away. The culprit is deformed surge tank gasket during re installing after replacing new dealer spark plugs. I found the leak by using smoke test. I learn two mistakes during this kind of job. The first one is r...
1993 Isuzu Trooper LS 3.2L Water Pump? VIN: JACDH58W0P
Thanks to all that replied. A lot of good replies and just about everyone hit it on the nose. It was the tube seal under the intake. Replaced seal and all is well. Thanks again to all the replied.
2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L Horn VIN: 1J8HG48N06
yes the horn switch was ok and when it was left aside horn still sounded. with sdm unplugged horn didn't go off anymore! With horn switch removed scan tool still showed horn switch closed. But still curious as to why horn would only sound with key off and roug...
2013 Land Rover LR4 HSE 5.0L Brake Pad Warning Light VIN: SALAG2D4XD
Ohmed out sensors new sensor on the front wheel Bad Replaced and all is well ! Thanks for all your help !!
1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L park lamps VIN: 1G8ZN1283X
Thanks for the replies. The customer declined to spend more money at this time. I will most likely isolate the park lamp circuit & run a new wire to correct this concern. If they bring it back I will up date at that time.
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