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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDF48H17
This Audi a4 2.0t came into my shop on the hook, the customer said the engine began to run very badly on the highway with a flashing cel so she pulled off as soon as she could and shut the car off until AAA came to pick up the car. Before i started the car i...
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L Mil on sometimes VIN: WBANB33584
Can anyone guide me on what direction to take with this code.Identifix said if built between sept or dec 04 replace t-stat and engine wiring harness.This was built 01/04.I don't work on very many BMWs so any help with this code i would be grateful for.Thank Yo... Trouble codes: 279B
2004 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Hard starting VIN: WBSBL93414
This BMW has been a bit of a headache for me. It came in to our shop after repairs were done at a previous shop for vanos control assembly, solenoid pack and timing gear The Codes that are in it now are: 015 Camshaft sensor synchronization to the crankshaft ...
2008 BMW 528xi 3.0L Duct Temp. VIN: WBANV135X8
This BMW has got me chasing my tail. The customer complains of warm air from the system in auto mode, better in max A/C mode. When driving down the road the duct temperature, when in auto mode, is between 60 and 70 degrees F. When the system is switched to ma...
1997 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJC34R9V
Thanks for help in advance, please do help. This is our number one customers top truck in his fleet and ive had it for 2 days now with no success. Truck idles great,,, when you crack the throttle it spits and sputters backfiring then if you hold the throttle o...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L abs VIN: 1GCCT19W11
New abs moduel, tire reset and auto bleed done. No leaks no issues with new moduel except this,,, when normal stop, no slide of any kind abs pump activates in last 2 or 3 feet of stop, when breaking hard does not activate. Verifide tooth count on exciter rings...
1987 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L starter and turn signals VIN: 1FTHF25H5H
Have a strange one. Starter engages when you step on the brakes or turn on the left turn signal. Starter engage with engine running or not. If you start the truck and remove the wire to the solenoid it doesn't engage. Been looking at the wiring diagram and don...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F51
Need some powerstroke help. I got this truck in from another shop for a no start. They stated that it was going down the road and just died.the other shop replaced the valve cover gaskets because of burn out. They replaced the crank sensor,and had a good used ...
2004 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FAFP58S54
The problem with this vehicle is the compressor engages normally on start up,runs quit, duct temps 30 degrees F,then when the vehicle is driven until warmed up warm air blows out the ducts and the compressor disengages, when cooled down everything works fine a...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L fuel injection VIN: 1FTWW33PX6
Able to verify extended crank time (over 10 seconds) a few of the times the vehicle was brought in, but by time we got the truck hooked up for diag we could not duplicate the problem. Harness Wires and sensor connection look good. scan data/wave forms of the I...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Right Power Sliding Door VIN: 2HKRL18681
Greetings and "Thank You" in advance for taking the time to read this and consider helping. Right power sliding door won't close. Opens no problem to full open position. Attempt to close using door handle, dash switch or remote and system just beeps 3 times, n...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L SRS light VIN: 2HGES16523
Customer is slowly doing all repairs to a bit of a clunker. Asked us to scan the SRS. Got code 0-1. Alldata starts at code 1-1. Can't find info on code anywhere. Just need a code description right now, won't be doing any repairs till the fall. Description in s...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cruise control VIN: SHSRD78864
Honda experts needed please! Been trying to figure out this cruise control issue that this honda is having. You can be driving with cruise control on and it will shut off and turn back on sometimes while jerking you around and will have to reset it by turning ...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L A/C Pressures VIN: 2HGFA16817
Hello all, this '07 Civic sucks the low side down to a vacuum as soon as the compressor turns on. It has the correct charge in it, 0.45Kg with the proper PAG oil. The compressor was replaced due to the old ones inability to produce enough pressure - it would n...
2007 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Starting VIN: KM8NU13C27
hey all, I'm needing a little help on this one. This car was brought in 2 months ago, no start, no spin. found bad battery and replaced. Now its back again and with a dead battery. check for a draw on the electrical system and found .040 mv draw on system whic...
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GR48K37
codes are active 2 min's after starting engine. no other problems.when i jumper signal feed to signal return the voltage is 2.49 and that is normal.ground ok and heater control line produces same voltage on all sensors.both the ones with a problem and without.... Trouble codes: P0138, P0155
2006 Lincoln Town Car Designer Series 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM83W46
I could really use some help with a phantom AS system on this Lincoln. Please bear with the details as I attempt to give as much info. as possible. Car was in the shop back in 12/13 for similar or same problem (different codes) Car came in sitting on the stops...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1YVFP80D24
P0012 CAMSHAFT BANK 1 OVER RETARTED Vehicle was brought to us after engine was fully rebuilt by another shop, got code p0012 camshaft over retarted , vehicle seems to have a misfire at time specially on idle with loads on , spark plugs,coils ,injectors ,all r...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C55
hi every body and thanks in advance for your inputs. I have a 2005 mazda 6 with 2.3 engine that used lot car send to me because engine cranks, doesn`t run. according to them, the customer was riding this vehicle and then make a noise in engine comparment, engi...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Will not run monitor VIN: WDBRF64J51
Car will not run cat convertor and o2 monitors - no codes in the system.customer drove vehicle for long time drop it off and we replace o2 sensors up stream and down stream after drove vehicle for over 3 days run all monitors exept cat convertor and o2 .any id...
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPF1CC6A
Hello everybody, have this sprinter with a code 106100:the upper limit value for long term adaptation of the scr exhaust after treatment was exceeded. Vehicle will do a parked regen, nox sensors work ok. Im leaning toward the cat assy. Any input would be great... Trouble codes: 10610
1995 Mitsubishi 3000GT SL 3.0L Timing VIN: JA3AM54J1S
Car came in with broken belt and bent valves. Replaced valves and belt and tensioner. I have had a hard time with this motor but I found a post on I TAN and was able to get the timing marks right and have 180 lbs compression ( give or take) in all cylinders. A...
2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L a/c compressor VIN: 1N4DL01D2Y
a/c compressor comes on randomly and blows 40 degrees but after few key cycles it does not come on anymore, trace down all wiring system but still no a/c operation\ please help compressor is new and a/c is fully charge
2008 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Starter VIN: 1N6AD06U18
Calling all Nissan Mechanics. Thanks to all for reading this and your help. Truck belongs to our in shop welder. He's a Nissan fanatic. He bought the truck a year ago and has had no problems until this morning. He was driving in this morning and heard a "pop" ...
2012 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 1.8L MIL Lamp on, limp in mode VIN: 3N1BC1CP1C
Vehicle was driven to me with the above faults--transmission in limp in. If i understand correctly, the communication codes need addressed before i persur the speed sensor fault. I cleared the codes and the communication codes return at koeo. The speed sensor ... Trouble codes: U0101, U1001 (Can communication circuit), P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor circuit)
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1GHDX03E53
Hello techs, This car came to me last summer with warm air when A/C is turned on. We did not find a leak so I performed an A/C service and sent it down the road. Came back May 30th of this year for warm air again and we found the compressor leaking. Replaced ...
2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2MG35XX7
Vehicle came in with a complaint of a check engine light on , smoke out the tailpipe, backfires. after pulling codes ( please see above list )plus p0420,po833,and p2096 codes also found car was low of oil and the turbo was leaking oil as well as oil in the int... Trouble codes: P0014 (Exh. Cam position system performance), P0300 (Engine misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire), P0366 (Exh. Cam sensor performance b1)
2006 Saturn Vue 2.2L wheel bearing VIN: 5GZCZ33D06
changed left front hub bearing every 3 to 5 months over last 18 months 3 times now and its being torqed to spec any recs?
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L master cylinder VIN: 3VWSP69M92
this is my personal daily driver. after driving 45min-1hr brake pedal does not return fully after making several intown stops, you fell pedal travel decrease and brakes start to drag. if you take your toe and pull up slightly on pedal brakes release and car ro...
2007 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Traction control VIN: YV1RH59257
Hi all in IATN land. I have a 2007 Volvo S60 with traction control problem. Replaced steering angle sensor/clock spring. I do not see any change in steering angle data. After clearing codes these codes returned. Body 0109 and A031. SAS module 0003 000E 0011. I...

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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JH4DC53096
We have finally figured this one out. on cold startup when fault happens oil pressure would be over 100 psi. this allows oil to pass by spool valve setting code. code sets because pressure switch is seeing oil pressure when spool valve is not commanded on. We ... Trouble codes: P2647.
2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEN33432
Ended up replacing the solenoid. Test drove it a few times and ran the test procedure a few times. All appears well. I just can't quite get over just how well everything about it looked. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0444 (Solenoid Valve Tank venting valve activation).
2006 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Fuel tank VIN: WBXPA934X6
Thank you to all who responded that finding a good used tank is far preferable to any patching effort. At first a tank could not be found locally, but thanks to Barry [...]'s suggestion to check, we did locate a used tank not too far away and are c...
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GNFK26389
well we talked to the customer about the options they had and we felt It was best to put a fuel pump module on since it left a code for it for safety and they were good with that the suburban has been gone a few weeks and no call back I would like to thank eve... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P069E.
2000 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Headlights VIN: 2C3HC56GXY
Hey folks, gonna have to close this with a summary. Problem was just too intermittent to duplicate. I am still leaning towards the H/L switch but just could not have it screw up for me. Customer is gonna drive it for now and since he is an excellent custome...
2006 Chrysler 300 2.7L steering
thanks for the help, the customers finally return and I install the steering control module ,everything is alive. I still think chrysler is a really poor design product , everything going to a tiny small unit, sound very cool however nothing is last for long.
2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MDS solenoid VIN: 2B3KK53H27
Did cylinder leak down test and found intake valve on #6 stuck open, could feel the air come right out the throttle body. Customer did not have repaired with us, was going to have a friend do it.
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDLF47F7V
After further testing it was determined that the PCM was not grounding the IPR properly. The IPR control is a duty-cycle waveform that makes a repeating "shark fin" (for visual reference)type signal. When then truck began to shut off (once we got it running a... Trouble codes: P1211 (icp less than desired), P0344.
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L no accelaration VIN: 1FDAW56F32
first of all thanks to all for your time i know how valuable it is the truck seems to be fixed the problem seems to be in the pedal assembly that we first replaced. we did not think a new pedal assembly wouid do the exact same thing. however the first replacme...
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L ac compressor VIN: 5NPET46CX8
well, customer got impatient and took vehicle. the 4.3 volts concerned me at the relay/pcm control. hopefully customer brings it back to me when he has more time so we can get this one fixed, thanks to everyone that helped, just didnt have enough time to win t...
2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L starting VIN: SAJDA41C61
thanks every body for the support, and we found a faulty key, just got another key that the customer had at home and so far car is being good,
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, rough idle,dtc1391 VIN: 1J4FJ68S7W
thanx for everyone who replied to my request. What I actually wound up having to do was replacing the distributor assy itself due to the shaft being worn out, along with a new OEM cam sensor inside distributor. The distributor assy is a fixed unit with no abil... Trouble codes: P1391.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GW48S4Y
I want to thank everyone that gave leads to fix this vehicle to fix this jeep I had to replaced the crankshaft sensor and attach a ground strap to the chassis and problem was solved, thank you to every member of this team for all the help Trouble codes: P0352.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K62
thanks everyone.this one is was a new coil to all cylinders.i have checked coils and all were firing,but must of been not strong enought to ignite.coil loos like faily new and was firing so i went this procedure way too fast and got my self digging...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Shift VIN: KNDJD73395
I want to thank everyone for their help. We wound up testing all 26 wires to the transmission for voltage at both the TCM and transmission connectors since Kia could not provide the information in a reasonable amount of time. The necessary information was not ...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU28597
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Cruise control VIN: 1G2NG52E23
The CC cancel switch is non existent on this vehicle. I was told the BCM was not rewritable by my parts dealer which proved false. It is not flashable with my J2534. I put in a used BCM and after a short anti-theft relearn the cc cancel switch error disappeare...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L Engine VIN: 1G2NF52E84
Vehicle is fixed, customer is very happy! The whole problem was caused by a bad fuel pressure regulator as most of you suggested. Thank you all so much for your help.
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G2WP55256
Past time to close this help request, Vehicle is not yet fixed. Was hoping to get out from under this one but... . Ok anyway will probably repost with newer info, but for now. Samuel from Colorado, Doug from Michigan, Dan from Ohio, thank you gentlemen for t... Trouble codes: P2432 (Secondary Air injection system pressure sensor circuit).
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWTE29M5Y
You guys hit the nail on the head, # 1, 3, & 5 were missing caused by the chain jumping a tooth on those cylinders. Thanks for all the help. David Lee Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303, P0304, P0305, P1340.
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