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2003 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L oil leak VIN: TRUWT28N03
Bad oil leak ever since repair was done. Seems to be in front of engine close to tensioner pulley, though some was found on intake side toward front. Cleaned area and added dye, nothing conclusive. Any thoughts? Removed timing cover, cam seal and damper appear...
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WF52E52
good evening this vehicle was towed here and left customer said no start checked fuel pressure 55 ibs. checked for spark no spark,connected modis to vehicle,no codes no history codes no freeze frame codes,check the data display have rpms on 3x crank sensor and...
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Emr Light VIN: 3B6MF36582
anyone had problems resetting the RED MAINT.REQD. LIGHT,2002 DODGE 3500 5.9L 4X4 I have reset this in the past we only have 4 in the fleet any ideas greatly appriciated thanks John @ U.S.P.S. VMF
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L limp mode VIN: 1D7HU18266
found excessive resistance on lr solenoid replaced solenoid unable to complete quick learn error message on verus 169 still in limp mode cleared codes several times transmission temperature has voltage reading on scan tool verified with volt meter but degrees ...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L starter VIN: 2D8HN54X88
Vehicle came into my shop after body shop front end repair caused from hitting a deer.Complaint was none of the front lighting worked.Found ground wires pulled out of connector under the underhood fuse box.Repairing grounds restored lighting in the front of ve...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25FXT
This truck has a misfire @ 1800-2000 rpm and up. Acts just like a gas engine with bad plug wire. Seems to be a couple cylinders. The IDM & injectors, wiring & v/c gaskets have been replaced. The customer says it started when fuel heater shorted & blew fuse. He...
2009 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR45E79
customer stated his truck ,while driving would die ,but would restart immediately ,no rough running or jerking,then run for 6to10 mim die again .we put in the shop and it will run around 8 min then cuts off ,it will restart immediately with no hesitation and r...
2010 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU7DEXA
Hello fellow Tech I have this 2010 Ford, we over hauled the cylinder head due to broken thermostat housing. Head gasket was replaced and we assembled back the cylinder head. Engines runs fine when we start up and while the engine is cold. After 10 Mins of dri... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Engine Input Circuit)
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Gauge VIN: KNDUP13113
Hello everyone got a Kia kicking my butt. Came in a week and a half ago complaining of temp gauge going up a little high. We replaced thermostat and found no other problems. Friday last week it comes back and the radiator blew out the seem on the side. Replace...
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF73519
Ran fine failed to start next morning. Has tach. signal but no spark? Trouble codes: P0128 (Operating temp. Low), P0100 (Amm), P113B, P0238 (boost), P0112 (intake air temperature)
2005 Toyota Solara SLE 2.4L Engine VIN: 4T1CE38PX5
I have a 2005 toyota solar with 2.4.bought car in auction and it has a rubbing noise in the engine area.took off the drive belt and the noise is still there.took off valve cover to see if timing chain was rubbing anywhere no visable wear.the chains seem to be ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M34
Hi all, I need help on this . This vehicle came in with numerous codes. Although I recently replaced both oxygen sensors, datastream shows there dead. I pulled the connectors and both were filled with oil. I disconnected the connectors from the pcm and its dry...
2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L All Guages & Warning Lamps VIN: YV1TS92D53
This pretty Volvo seems to have the disease of - The instrument gauges - And The warning lamps - Turning themselves on - As if being engaged for the first time on a key start - And 3 seconds later - Turning themselves off - And as the engine runs - The cy...
2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1MS38239
Thanks in advance, need some help on this one. Car came in with a bad engine, we installed a used engine. The engine would not turn over, we jumped at the terminals at the starter relay and the starter works fine. Relay has been replaced, when testing at the s...

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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G1JC1247T
Found the first replacement ECM to be defective. Replaced with a good computer and now the vehicle is running great. Thank you for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean).
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L frt brakes VIN: 1GCGK29U2Y
sorry for the delay in closing this one. i found the hydroboost asembly leaking (internally) and the master cylinder seals swelled due to p/s fluid contamination. replaced the hydroboost asembly and master cylinder. so far ive put about 1200 trouble free miles...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L turns over no start VIN: 1FMRU17L2W
thanks to all who replied.pins 71 and 97 indeed had no power.applied 12v fused and viola. secured alternate power and truck is running as we speak and i plan to torture test it this weekend.
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP66L3Y
I received a huge amount of help from all my IATN Brothers! I was unable to respond to each individually but here is the shout out. Thank you Stan in CA, Sam from AR Chris and raj from Texas Michael in main David from Virginia Michael from jersey Jim in CA Jim...
2003 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Fuel Pump VIN: 1GDJG31493
Many thanks to Ken from Tennessee for pointing me in the right direction - the frame ground under the drivers door. The connection was of course dirty, but that was NOT the problem. There was no continuity between it's connector (ring tongue) and the battery n...
2011 Lexus IS250 C 2.5L Steering wheel VIN: JTHFF2C22B
Thank you to all that replied for your time & effort. Some suggested that the symptom might be caused by an irregular road surface which I can assure is not the issue. Others suggested to scan for codes with a possible ABS/VSC problem. There also was the su...
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Driveability VIN: 4JGBF22E68
Thanks to all those who replied with actual information. PCM is located right behind the passenger's side fender. Rearward inner fender needs to come off to expose. Wire between PCM and harness connector was OK. Intake manifolds fixed this one.
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L limp mode VIN: 5N1AR18W46
Elec. repair shop confirmed defective TCM embedded in trans valve body, but could not repair multi-layer printed crkt. configuration, installed Nissan remanufactured valve body unit and all is back to normal. Thanks all keep up the good work & thanks to the in...
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Unknown VIN: WVGZG77L76
Thank you for all the inputs, we end up replace the valve body & call customer a week later, car run like a champ, thank you again.
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