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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Reverse drum VIN: WAUML54D71
No reverse. I see the posts about the reverse drum breaking and not holding the clip. I looking for info on how to repair this problem. I can not find much info on Alldata. The dealer just wants to sell a new trans. So where do I find detailed info on repairin...
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L transfer case VIN: WA1YD64BX5
Hello everyone i have this audi and it has a bearing or gear sound noise that appearing to be coming from the transfer case portion now this noise starts around 35 mph and gets louder with speed. so now i have removed transfer case and drove it in air and appe...
2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Suspension VIN: 5UXFB33592
The BMW came in with the suspension inactive light on, and it was on the ground, and had code 64 distortion plausibility. I cleared the code with my Solus Ultra and filled all the air bags and found bot on the right leaking. I replaced all 4 air bags, and cali...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L abs VIN: 1G4CW52K2X
when i hit a bump on the right rear wheel the abs traction light comes on and sets abs code c1228 excessive wheel acceleration. I checked continuity to the wheel speed sensor and cannot find a break in wire. replaced the wheel bearing assembly few days later s...
1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Turn Signal/Hazard VIN: 1G4CW52K8X
This vehicle came into my shop with some strange turn signal function. The customer told me that her brother had removed the bulbs from the left side because the LR bulb had stayed on causing her battery to go dead. I replaced all the bulbs with 3057's (most h...
2003 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Codes -no lamp VIN: 1G4HP52K73
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBFG15R8Y
When first started cold...will pop and sputter. Took on road test with fuel pressure gauge hooked up at full throttle will pop and back fire thru intake...fuel pressure will go to 61 psi and stay there until throttle released, then it will jump down to 52psi. ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust bank1), P0174 (Lean exhaust bank 2)
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52EX3
Hi all, Got this Impala towed in this morning as a no start. No crank until I jump the starter relay, then no fuel after a second. Scanned for codes and the PCM won’t communicate with the scanner. All other modules communicate and most have codes for missing ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1016, U1255
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Electronic VIN: 2GCEK133X7
truck came in with no code in engine system, had p071D code in transmissioin system. was not current code, was history code' 'trans mode switch B circuit' I could not find this code in Mitchell. ifound a p071A code, which had to do with the Tow switch. custome...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Brakes VIN: 2CNDL13F67
Vehicle will drive 60 miles with no problem and even more but if in stop and go traffic after 20 min brakes lock up customer will pull off road turn off key wait few min and restart and brakes not lock up anymore also track light and stabil light on
2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L right front electric window VIN: 2B3KA43G56
right front window will go down from right door switch will not go up window will not operate at all from master switch at driver door can ground orange/gray stripe wire at right door and window will operate from right door switch
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, no power buck VIN: WD0PE845X7
helo...i get a low boost code 2359 at stand still or driving if i go full throttle it doesw not have power or accel fast it starts bucking if i hold it long enough it will start to smoke and will go in limp in mode and set code 2359 ..i checked actuator im abl... Trouble codes: 2359 (charge air pressure control too low)
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L pedal VIN: 2D8HN54P68
van came in with a brake pedal almost going all way to floor. so one would presume it was a master cylinder. we checked all calipers lines etc for leaks none was found. we installed a master cylinder and bleed brakes no luck still same problem, install 2 other...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L read post VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
I installed a used engine. The used engine did not have an oil level sensor like the one I removed. Also, the alternator connector was part of the engine harness on the used engine. It was part of the body harness on the original truck. After installing, engin...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FDNF20P03
Vehicle came in with rolling idle/ surge and SES on, no power. Code for Boost solinoid. When started from cold (runs ok cold) takes about 10 minutes for probelm to begin (operating temp) and the rolling idle begins. Exhaust smoke can be noticed in the engine c... Trouble codes: P0046
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
Please help! have 03 Ranger 4.0 sohc customer said started missing driving home from work. checked plugs wore bad, replaced. codes, only codes po303, po306, both rear cylds. are dead. doesn't matter load or idle warm or cold. good spark, good injector pulse, s... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1FAHP36N45
Good Day All: I have a Focus here making me scratch my head and hope someone is familiar with the system. Customer left car saying the AC would get warm then cold but would not keep the cabin cool. I first cranked it and turned the AC on and the compressor c...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1GTHK29153
Hi, folks. This diesel has a long crank, and intermittent no start hot. It also shows a lot of black smoke on hard accel, and has a smoke "haze" even at idle speed. The inside of the tailpipe is heavily sooted.It has a slight diesel knock, too. No codes. Tech...
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic SL 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GTEK14V67
Hello All this one has been awful. The vehicle came in on the hook customer said it was running a little hot , oil light came on and he didn't think there was an issue. He kept driving it, check engine light started flashing a few minutes later of driving the ... Trouble codes: P0300
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L ac VIN: SAJEA53D92
vehicle blows colder out of left vents then right has vents on dash 18f degree difference right side blows out 50f ambient 92f removed servo and moved blend doors by hand cant make any colder
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Gauges, Bus VIN: 1J4GW68N9X
Hi Guys, I have this Grand Cherokee with a communication bus issue. The problem was presented as the gauges go out while driving down the road. I have read several other posts on this but I have some other issues as well. I first got this car about six months ...
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALAE25445
replaced tccm due to damage by battery acid. sent to another shop for coding, when returned will not shift out of first gear, has codes for clutch adapt and clutch pos. sensor circuit range/perf. p2789, p0806 any ideas appreciated. thanks
2008 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Stall VIN: JM1BK12G28
This vehicle came in for a stalling condition, it occurs coming up to s stop on decel, at an idle, and driving down the road if the throttle is let up just a bit. The most consistent is stalling at idle though. No codes are stored and it usually starts right u...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Unknown VIN: WDBHA28E5V
This car was towed in the customer said it would not move. Service writer checked in said won't go forward or backwards. When I got to it was fine. Fluid is full and hasn't acted up in 3 days. Not sure if I want to just let it go. If anyone could help that wou...
2007 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L blend door VIN: 2MEFM75W67
customer came in with complaint of no cold air. found no blend door operation do to bad control panel. replace panel with used worked for week.came back inop so got reman panel, dorman, work for little over month and quit again. same problem so dorman gave us ...
2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L Engine VIN: 3N1AB51A25
This car runs very well but customer complained of a vibration. The whole engine vibrates. I have a friend that is a tech at Nissan and he never heard of it. It has a timing chain and balance shaft. I saw on google that the balance shaft chain slipped when ove...
1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1G3GR62C2W
I have this gem of a car ...im just kidding its a headache...I have checked and back probed powers and grounds and communication lines to abs module I have no communication to this or the air bag module. I unplugged the air bag module still no com. with the ab...
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8L Unknown VIN: WP0AB29987
Hi guys. This car has unusual problem,want to get an opinion before I take the shifter apart. Customer complains and I confirmed that it is very hard to move shifter lever into any gear selection. He reassured me that nothing was ever spilled in the car (origi...
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Surge
need help with this Subaru I know zip about them . o2 stays around 1.00 volt if i manually add carb cleaner o2 drops volts. when@ idle o2 does 1.05 to .90 driving down the road it might richin up but for the most part it stays around 1.00 and closed throttle d...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B52
I have an Avalon the is eating my lunch. The compressor clutch will not engage at an idle. The a/c light doesn't flash like some will do, it stays illuminated. This doesn't have the clutch relay that always goes out but for good measure I swapped it with anoth...
2005 Toyota Tundra 4.7L seal VIN: 5TBKT421X5
This 2005 Toyota Tundra has a leak in the right rear axle seals. We replaced the inner and outer seals with the bearing about 4000 miles ago. Everything looks O.K. and I do not see a reason why it is leaking again. Has anyone had a repeat problem with one of t...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWRT71K66
engine will not crank sounds like engine is seized or something preventing engine from turning over starter was replaced a few monthe ago vehicle owner stated that it sounded like engine was struggling to start and when he removed starter retrieved several pie...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello fellow techs. I have this tdi engine code cbea. That sets a p2015 (08213) and p0401 (01025) code The flap valve in throttle works but I am unsure if this is for that valve or the runner flaps. I command egr on and it tries to open but it is all carboned ... Trouble codes: P2015, P0401
2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Lack of Power VIN: 3VW2K7AJ1B
Car runs fine with no problems at all until problem occurs. When driving at highway speeds and attempting to accelerate there is a loss of power and EPC illuminates along with MIL. Car will maintain speed but will not accelerate and engine rpm is very high. Wh... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0351 (Ignition Control Circuit for Cylinder 1), P130A
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Code TCM-0100 VIN: YV1SZ58D02
Modus reads this as 100H/256, Autel TCM-0100, car seems to run OK. Cust says yesterday trans light came on and went out, today MIL on with "Hey there's a code in the TCM". Autel defines it as a TCM malfunction, it shows up on MOD's search page but no info. Not...

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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Hesitation VIN: WBANB53506
reprogrammed all module and imported enabling codes
1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Front wheel bearings VIN: 1GNEL19W5V
Thank you all for replying, it was very well appreciated. The customer has decided to just come back at a later time to have the front differential rebuilt. He uses his van for work and don't want to take a chance. Thank you once again all and have a great day...
2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Stall
I think this one is fix. Crank signal on the lab scope look normal and also it the cam sensor. Customer haven't come back. We put a OEM CMP senor and it fix it. THANK AGAIN. HOPEFULLY this will help someone in he future. Trouble codes: N0NE.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L dlc VIN: 1GCEC19T31
Thanks to all for your thoughts and inputs to this issue, turned out to be the green wire at the dlc, when I checked it for continuity it appeared to be fine, the problem was when you plugged in the scanner that pin would push out as abd not make good contact...
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L PW , PDL, Power mirrors VIN: 3GNEC13T53
Thanks for the replies. I replaced the DMM and all is well. My Avalanche is a bare bones model. The only option it has is no body cladding. I am guessing because of this I did not have to have it programmed to work. I now can also scan it with my Genisys. Ther...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Stall VIN: 1GCHK23205
hey I am posting this for a friend of mine his truck now he tells me when its stalls when hot after a hundred mile drive he pumps the pump on the fuel filter and always gets air out of it sometimes it restarts and sometimes it does till it cools off so he is g...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire
I did what andy from texas said to do. I test drove and monitored pump pressue and its wasn't where it was suppose to be. recommend inj. pump but customer declined. he'll be back. I'm pretty sure its on it last leg. thanks
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L compressor VIN: WD0PD64476
well a few of you said the relay was a part of the control head and in this case it turned out to be correct I ordered the control head and it took care of the problem wow Mitchel on demand sure doesn't have the best wiring diagrams that's for sure anyway took...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14504
Sorry I do not have much to add other than what we already know. Work fast. Customer came in while I was out getting supplies and took his pickup. Decided to just run it with the light on. Thank you to everybody who offered advice. Trouble codes: P0198.
2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52277
thanks to all who took their time to help especially Michael for making me try a new coil :-} it ended up being water had wicked up into the coil connector under the rubber plug that you pull out to remove the pins. clean out and installed a new coil rememb...
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWE3FS8A
this is a fix because the dealer fixed it. I took Dale from NY's advice and suggested they take the mhome to a dealer. I have not got a straight answer as to what really fixed the vehicle, but I understand they tried another driver module, no go. Customer also...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L Satellite Radio VIN: 1FT7W2B68B
Thanks to those who took the time to reply. I am closing this as "not fixed" because I am still waiting for the new SDARS to arrive. I was delayed in ordering it because I went on vacation...I am confident that the new module will fix the problem. I don't ...
2004 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GKET12S84
Okay members we fixed this one with all your help. I was told to chase that po641 and 651 code for loss of reference and that's what I did but did not find problem. Jeremy from Michigan advised me to check wiring going into pcm so I unplugged each connector ... Trouble codes: P0641, P2138 (Po122-), P0122, P2135 (Po651-), P0651.
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L liquid line VIN: 1GKFK66857
man o man,,, It is fixed. turns out this vehicle was causing a harmonic vibration when ac was on only at 2500 and 4000 rpm. when replacing right side motor mount we noticed that the bracket that the compressor mounts to was missing the rear most bolt,,, n...
2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Ac Check Valve VIN: 1GKER13768
again tks to all that replyed. we have fixed the acadia. checked all lines blew out and flushed front and reat evaparatore and all the lines . replaced the ac compressor. customer bought a used one :( but it works. thanks for all the help again
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD1851V
turns out the cr-v does have a japanese engine in it gave my customer a estimate to return it to us emissions compliance and that is where it ended no repairs done at this time thanks for all the useful info Trouble codes: P1337.
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L compressor VIN: JHLRD1861W
Following the suggestion of several technicians I retraced the electrical circuit and discovered the problem is an open in the circuit that activates the electromagnetic clutch on the compressor. I have not yet found the location of the open but I am closing t...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L A/C Pressures VIN: 2HGFA16817
Thank you for the many replies. A OEM expansion valve fixed this car. The car left with 20 on the low side and 170 on the high side. There were many replies stating that it would need a Honda TXV and there were also others who asked about how much oil was in f...
2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 5NPEU46F87
Well we checked fuel pressure again. Only had six psi. Swapped out the defect part for a new pump. Everything back on track. Thanks for the replies.
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L tcm VIN: 1J4GS48K15
thanks everyone, the replies that i received ranged from it being a blank module that needed programming to quicklearn. this is a nag transmission. i performed flash updating and initialization. the vehicle was sent to a dealer that indicated that they had no ...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L transfer case VIN: SALAE25466
Hello All, Happy to say a new ecu fixed this problem.Reprogrammed using Autologic. Corrosion was not caused by battery on this one,but by an overzealous auto detailer who used too much water. Thanks to all that replied and to those who took time to re...
1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L lost key VIN: JT8UF11E3M
I contacted my lexus dealer, they said to come in and show proof of ownership and pay and come back in two days to pick-up key. So they would do it but, that would be two,. 2 and a half hour trips. Dan from arizona told me to contact sparecarkeys.com and with ...
2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.4L brakes VIN: 5TENL42NX1
hello, sorry for the delay in closing. after all the looking for the difficult fix, turned out to be the very basic. In replacement of the suspension, the coil spring was not clocked correct in the seats. seems the different pressure in the springs fro...
2001 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L cd player VIN: 4T1BF28B81
According to Dean from Florida the cd deck can get damamged as a result of the accident. I'm thinking he's probably right. Since my daughter does not use cd's, just her iphone, I'm leaving it alone and will not tear it apart to try and fix it. Thanks for the ...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L engine VIN: JTEGH20V83
Mark [...] was the closest to being correct. He is one of few that can read...LOL I Had checked all basics gave my specs compression results etc. The exhaust cam sprocket has 3 marking an I w/ a dot, A E w/ a dot. One would think that they must use this cam spr...
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