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2010 Audi Q7 3.6L warning lights VIN: WA2LYAFE4A
car has acts up very intermittently. did it one time 2 months ago. Then was fine until last week where it acted up twice. What happens is TPMS, Traction abs then check engine lights come on. when I scan the car, there are faults all over for communication. abs...
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 ...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, long crank VIN: WBAVB33596
The engine has a long crank 80% of the time and then stumbles and runs poorly, sometimes will stall. It will restart, sometimes ok sometimes not. The oil cap seems to be leaking some oil but may have been some oil spilled when filling but seems fresh and wet. ... Trouble codes: 2A2F, 2A2E, 29CD, 29D9, 2DEC, 2F0D
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGK24R4T
truck had engine replace and ran before now just fires for 1or 2 sec and stalles if i unplug the main power for computer it starts but once i shut it off it wont restart unless i unplug computer agian fuel pressure and spark is good can someone help please
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L compressor VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Complaint is not cold enough. I decided to ck with a blacklite to see if any lks. I noticed some dye on the compressor relief port. I evac the system to see what charge amount was and it was half down. Did a vacuum ck and it passed. Recharged system and ckd pr...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L low power VIN: 1B7KF23751
Truck showed up this week- been to another shop- lots of repair work- brakes etc. SES with a p0341 and no tach- have seen this before- maybe a bad cmp sensor or wiring- will scope it tomorrow. My question is this- truck will hardly do 55 mph. Runs smooth and N... Trouble codes: P0341
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L heater ,a/c VIN: 1FTCR10UXS
when in max a/c pos cold air comes out of vents when in reg a/c heat comes out the vents the temp blend door does not move I checked that all vacuum lines look like they are all in good shape its like when a/c is off recir it will blow warm air has anyone ever...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F41
Hey diesel techs, I got this truck by mistake and thought it was going to be a quick cam sensor but i was sadly mistaken. After this truck cranks for an excessive length of time (30 to 45 secs) it will start, but only cold. I made the mistake of reading the sc...
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...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2CK58W8Y
Hello Guys" DOES ANY BODY HAVE THE WIRING DIAGRAM FOR THESE RODEO?...I dont have the Mitchel or other...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L bosh control unit VIN: WDBRN47J92
Anybody with info on where to get one good used or new please let me know asap . Thank you .
2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Ignition system VIN: WMWRC334X4
Vehicle arrived for a no start. Customer had been roll-starting for several days and figured he needed a starter motor. Seemed easy enough at the time. Had power and signal to starter. Put in another starter only to have the new one not turn over. Figured out ...
2005 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L power window VIN: JA3AJ26E55
vehicle came, with a request to check the passenger side window operation,does not go up or down,checked the wires going to the window motor,and found that the green wire when the window switch is push down it lights the test light,but the red wire has power a...
1995 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4N2DN11W7S
This car lacks power and and the fuel economy is terrible. The car has a 34 code for the knock sensor circuit. While scanning it I looked at the fuel trims and the o2 sensor is fixed at 300mv. I disconnected the O2 sensor with no change. After reconnecting the... Trouble codes: 34 (Knock Sensor circuit)
1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.3L converter
vehicle came in with a bad tranny. we replaced the tranny with a used one with 110k. filled her up with fluid and theres a constant awful screeching/squealing loud sound coming from the bell housing area. pulled the tranny back off. input shaft looks good. pul...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L valve train VIN: 1G2NW12E14
Customer drove in. Wanted tune up. Heard abnormal noise when I revved motor. Did diagnostic scan and found P0300 misfire detected. Looked at misfire history and noticed that cylinder #2 was incrementing and causing catalyst overheating. Performed leak test (pa...
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L door lock VIN: WP0EB093XK
We have this 911 turbo with a door lock issue. key turns in lock, no problem. the problem is the drivers door does not lock / unlock electrically. passenger side works fine. removed the drivers door panel. lock actuator is not working. install known good actua...
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Electronic VIN: YS3EH45G22
This a dual situation with the A/C system, at times we have all A/C systems working, but other times we have no interior fan but the compressor working, we have faults as follows 08 01 11 13 07 the other issue is that sometime when the compressor clutch is eng...
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G8JW52R61
Car came in with intermittent random misfire. Computer was reprogrammed in past for random misfires by dealer according to tsb. Replaced plugs, coils, and valve cover gaskets. Vacuum at idle is 20in.. Vacuum in drive with ac on is 15in.. Checked for vacuum lea... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0305, P0306
2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAE63B55
Head gasket was done along with having it surfaced at ran good after this repair. Came back on hook about 2 months later and acted like it had run out of fuel. Long crank time then started ran good and started all day no problem. Check fuel out filter got 11 p...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAK73C36
to all VW gurus out there. got this passat with codes 16394 camshaft position A actuator circuit and 16683 turbo/super charger underboos. has anyone seen these codes and what should i look for. thank everybody in advance. Trouble codes: 16394 (camshaft position A actuator circuit), 16683 (turbo/super charger underboost)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L CAN bus VIN: 3VWTL71K89
Hello, folks. This Jetta Sportwagen has me stumped. The owner says the problem started after he used his key in the driver's door to operate all the windows. The noticeable issue here is randomly the doors, when locked, will unlock themselves when driving. An...
2010 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L windows VIN: WVWMN7AN2A
Hello to all. I need help from the VW gurus on finding a splice. Alldata lists a splice for power supply to both rear window modules. Listed here Vehicle Diagrams Electrical Diagrams Body Control Systems Comfort system, from November 2009 Diagram 60/...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDF48H17
All of your help replies were correct. As robert from texas suggested the oil got low causing the oil pressure to release the timing chain tensioner causing the cam to jump a few teeth. This damaged the valves and tops of the piston causing the air to leak by....
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L wipers VIN: WBAHD6320S
Well it turns out that the motor itself was the problem and what a PITA it was to replace thanks for the replies we did do the testing as per several replies.
2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Tach, Coolant Temp gauges VIN: WBAAV534X1
I have disconnected every module one at a time and have found no change in the gauge function. I did notice when I disconnected the ABS control module that CAN voltage went from 12V to around 2.2V LOW and High 3.2V. I am going to start with repalcing the ABS...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L wipers/headlamps VIN: 3A8FY58B56
sorry internitent problem waiting on car to return for futher diag thanks for the tips
2006 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L right front electric window VIN: 2B3KA43G56
thanks techs you guys were right we repaired a broken orange/gray stripe wire in drivers door jam window works fine from both switches thanks again
2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HD48N58
Sorry for the delay I had forgotten to close this request, customer has the habit of over filling the gas tank the evap canister was filled with liquid gas, replaced it with new one and that solve the problem. Thanks to those that replied Trouble codes: P0443.
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L speedometer VIN: 1FTRW08L31
Thanks for the help. It turns out the aftermarket computer was not the right computer. Once again use oem parts. Thanks again
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L No power VIN: 1FDWF37R98
Replace turbo actuator and problem has not returned in 500 miles. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: P2263 (Turbo system performance), P132B.
1993 GMC C1500 Sierra 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTEC14Z4P
thanks for the input all of you! Stan was correct, my fuel pressure gauge was inaccurate! using a different gauge here in the shop i found 10 psi KOEO. i tried blocking EGR, unplugging O2 sensor, unplugging spout connector blocking off brake booster, remove...
2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L Charging VIN: 1J8FT47W87
I had a bad connection at the pcm connector. alt was ok.
2006 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ36A36
thank you for the advise,after checking for all the correct power and grounds, I found that the pcm was not receiving power from the ipdm,throttle relay. after replacing it the car came out of limp mode. somentimes its nice to bounce around a few ideas to help... Trouble codes: P2101, P2100, U1001.
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP 4.6L temp. gauge VIN: 1G2HZ54YX4
sorry for taking so long to close. I did the gauge sweep test about 50 times and it never missed a beat. I replaced the temp. sensor with no change. One thing that really bothered me was when I unplugged the temp. sensor the gauge still worked. For that reason...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L master cylinder VIN: 3VWSP69M92
after reading replies i had 5 that said booster was problem so i went that route and replaced booster with new unit from worldpac. problem solved, no more sticky pedal or dragging brakes. thanks to all that took time to reply
2009 Volkswagen Routan S 3.8L dash lamps, dead battery VIN: 2V8HW34159
tks for input the 3 of you gave! i never did duplicate customer concern on this trip. i did check the Chrysler side of things and didn't turn up anything there either. custo agreed to pick it up and wait for condition to worsen or return when problem was oc...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Code TCM-0100 VIN: YV1SZ58D02
Well, no fixed but we got to the bottom of it. Once it gets hot, no 3rd gear. Code seem to be implausible gear ratio. Cust is trading it.PS the dipstick is way under the front, do not ever ever take off the filler cap looking nut on top.
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