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2008 Audi A6 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUAH74F38
Hello, I got this A6 that intermittently won't come out of park when the car gets warm(driven for awhile). We test drove the car and was able to duplicate the problem.The shifter wouldn't move and the gear selection bar on the instrument cluster would flash.Pu...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53541
I believe I have repaired all of the pre-catalyst fuel trim issues with the vacuum leak repairs. The P2096 code has always been in the code history, I ignored it until I had the other fuel trim codes repaired. Now my focus is fixing this code. There are no d... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 1), B0MW, 225 (Fuel trim control after bank 1 catalyst)
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABW53484
Hey guys would like to thank you in advance for any help possible. I am new to working on euro cars and there terminology. I have lean codes 2882 and 2883. Checked fuel pressure it was in specs. Smoked tested intake side and found maf boot leaking, fixed that ... Trouble codes: 2882 (2883 -), 2883
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L rear air shocks VIN: 1GYEK63N83
Customer has two blown out rear air shocks on this truck [base Escalade, 6.0L with 4WD] Call to local dealer shows replacement part number is #[...]. List price of $640.10 each. Naturally, this put the owner into a state of shock. So far, I have not been ab...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L rear blower fan VIN: 1GNFK16ZX3
Hello all. This suburban came in with complaint of sudden inoperative rear fan operation. This vehicle has the automatic hvac system with one controller on the headliner next to the rear view mirror and the second controller in the second row seating ares moun...
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Electrical VIN: WDPPF44518
Have and electrical draw pulling down battery. Narrowed down to 2 main circuits off battery (single batt,) there are 6 main circuits. Currant wiring diagrams are vague. Seems the draw is on some type of timed circuit. Test light will birghten then dimm about e...
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L ignition system VIN: 1FTHX26H1T
Customer's concern occurred one morning when he went to start the truck and the engine has not started since. This truck is daily driven by the customer. The exhaust smells strongly of fuel after cranking the engine. The battery is weak due to cranking the eng...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Rear Brakes Locking Up VIN: 1FTYR14X9X
Hello, this truck has been tested and inspected by another repair shop. They recommended the proportioning valve be replaced for rear wheels locking. Owner brings truck to us and request replace proportioning valve. We replaced the proportioning valve. Blead t...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Noise/vibration VIN: 3FTSW31F9Y
This 4X4 Ford has a noise/vibration at 60-70 MPH. It can be heard and felt while lightly accelerating at times and always on deceleration. It can be felt under your left foot. I saw that there are problems with the needle bearing in the front hubs so we pulled...
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDXW47Z11
hi all. I took this truck apart a month ago and have been fighting it ever since. it is a v-10 bi fuel f-450. a company from Canada called cmi did the cng conversion for ford. the customer came in for an exhaust leak. I found the manifold studs on the left hea...
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2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L No Start
This Excursion came in as a no start. I monitored the ICP and found it to be at 350 psi. So we replaced the high pressure oil pump and IPR valve. After the repair the vehicle starts cold every time, however after it gets hot it will not start. We followed the ... Trouble codes: P132B
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2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Harsh shift 3-4 VIN: 1FMCU03G39
I was just wondering if someone could chime in on this one. I have a 2009 Escape that really bangs hard into fourth gear. The trans fluid and level are ok. No codes present but have dtc P0983 Shift solenoid circuit high. The OD lamp does not flash when the pro...
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2007 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L plastic pressure pads VIN: 1GKER13797
during rebuild found pressure pads torn. Is setting p0873 and p0990 codes. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this other than replacing the TECHM. Trans is back in car and works fine other than setting these pressure switch codes. Also does anyone have any...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GKEV13718
Vehicle misfires intermittently on ice cold start ups and no DTCs stored in computer. With scanner hooked up I only got it to act up on me once and wasn't able to notate specific cylinders but several of them showed misfires from 2 to 5 counts. Within 5 to 6 s...
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2008 GMC W5500 Forward W5S042 5.2L MIL Lamp on, Limp in mode VIN: J8DE5W1638
Have code P0045 occurring in intermittently we don't usually work on these but its a real good customer, you know the drill. Did a little research looks like the turbo has some issue with the electrical connection on the turbo's. We checked the harness & conne... Trouble codes: P0045 (Turbo Boost Control Solenoid A Circuit Open)
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Po422 VIN: JHLRD18421
This car keeps setting a PO422 code but runs perfectly. My issue is that the fuel trims are running high (short term bank 1 5.47% Long term bank 1 7.03% The front Oxygen sensor is working normally (0.10-0.82 changing normally ). Rear O2 sensor is ranging betwe... Trouble codes: P0422
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2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3L Headlight VIN: 5NPEU46F87
Hello all, not much to say but car came in for a charge light on at times found alt. Over charging 15.8 volts. 30min. Later alt. Went out 11.5v charge at battery and alt. Replaced alt. Charging system ok 14.2v. Cust pick car up called the next morning stated t...
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2010 Isuzu NRR 5.2L turbocharger VIN: JALE5W161A
This truck has been through a couple of turbocharger units based on a P003A Turbocharger Boost Control Position not learned. Its back again for the same code though I cannot seem to duplicate it in the shop or on my test drives. The driver states it is going ...
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1997 Jaguar XJR 4.0L slight buck at times VIN: SAJPX114XV
This car came to me with a high idle on cold start, and slightly high idle when warm (~1000 RPM). Also 2 monitors incomplete. Resetting adaptations solved this although I had to do it twice; usually once is sufficient. Also part of customer's complaint was a ...
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1987 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1JTML63P8H
Hi group. The customer bought this jeep this summer with a rebuilt engine and transmission. It idles fine, but off idle it starts to miss and backifire. When I got it the motor mounts bolts had broken on the left side and let the exhaust/intake manifold sit on...
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1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FY49S4X
After warm-up and setting 15 minutes, this Jeep will cut out while cruising with light throttle. Fuel pressure remains constant, no codes, added fresh gas and added 'heet' to fuel in case of water in system, cleaned throttle body, replaced TPS. Spark plugs rep...
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2003 Kia Optima SE 2.7L Power Door Locks VIN: KNAGD12803
First of all I would like to thank you for any information you might have to share for this concern. I have a 2003 Kia Optima giving me grief. Three of the four power locks will not lock. The driver's power door will lock/unlock normally. Passenger's front doo...
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2009 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Brake bleeding VIN: 3LNHM28TX9
2009 Lincoln Mkz came in with a complaint of soft brake pedal. When depressing pedal you could feel slight tension at normal location would go quite a bit more down and the you could feel a good pedal and vehicle would stop. Replaced master cylinder and attemp...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Rear Window Movement VIN: WDBLK65G73
Hey iatn friends! customer has come in after we just replaced the three position proximity switch located at the left roof mechanism. After the top has been opened. While attempting to close the rear cover unlocks and raises, the top lifts and moves freely thr...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5N1BV28U54
Vehicle came in for misfire. Codes were P0300, P0306. Did power balance to the best of my ability (can't reach cylinders 1 or 3 under intake manifold). Cylinder 6 was definitely dead. Swapped coils, plugs, injectors out of cylinder 6 and there was no change. P... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple cylinder misfire), P0306 (misfire cylinder 6)
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2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L Unknown VIN: 3N1CN7AP6C
Intermittently around 35 to 40mph the CVT will act like its hunting to find the right position. The RPMs will jump from 2k to 1k then back up again or jump from 2k to 3k. I checked the fluid level with CVT temp at 104 degrees Fahrenheit and made sure fluid dri...
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2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GHDX03E73
Installed two New crankshaft sensors and cleared code p0336. Wiggled test no problem found or scuff wires? Any one had this No start problem. This van will quick fire on first attempt then stall. Second key try - it starts and runs. code p0336 has reset.?? Trouble codes: P0336
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1999 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1P3EJ46C7X
This car will start and run for a short while and then die, and will throw the P1390 code. We have checked the belt and timing, but they are fine. We are sure that it is not the belt or the timing, we can reset the code and after the engine cools down it will ... Trouble codes: P1390
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WK52J62
Towed in, cranking no start. No codes. Spark test / pass. Fuel pressure test / pass. Injector pulse test / fail. Have power supply to injectors with no drop during crank. Tech II data with key on shows 85% engine load (does not change with MAF unplugged), 7x s...
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2008 Smart Fortwo Pure 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31XX8
we have this smart car,that stalled while driving down the road and would not re-start.we pushed the vehicle in the shop,noticed the gear selector display in the dash was all flashing lines.scanned for codes,in the ME-po901 clutch actuator beyond tolerance ran...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Monitors VIN: JF16D29622
Hello Subaru techs, could use some advise on this one. We are trying to get the monitors to run on Catalyst, Hego sensors and Hego heaters for this WRX. The customer has driven over 150 miles with the same results. We have driven according to all data drive cy...
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2001 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4wd VIN: 5TDBT44AX1
Hello there I have this Sequoia here that the 4WD indicator just flashes. It has the 4 green wheels and the orange center light displayed and just flashes all the time. Will not engage into 4wd drive when you push the button. I checked all the fuses and they a...
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Misfire VIN: JTDKB20U05
no history on this car was bought at auction .Car has a misfire code cyl 4 Coil was changed plugs changed .have never felt misfire saw 1 misfire on scan tool .Freez frame data look normal happened at 122 degrees 5mph intake temp 101 mode 6 data says 2 misfires... Trouble codes: 0304
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWPD63B41
When you start the car it has a loud valve train knock that goes away after a few seconds. Customer states that it has been making the noise for a few months. I changed the oil and put in Mobil 1 with a new filter, still no change. Customer thought it was not ...
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2008 Volkswagen Eos Turbo 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBA71F78
Alright VW guys really need some help with this one. Car came in with a lack of power under acceleration and drop in fuel mileage. This car has been to the dealer they installed a throttle body and pcv. Also put on was MAF, turbo divertor valve, spark plugs, n...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Bent Valves VIN: 3VWRJ71K09
Vehicle came in with the engine seized up due to the intake valves impacted against the pistons. The camshaft drive chain tensioner was way out - like the chain was very worn. Only 85 K miles on this car. Pulled the head to find all the exhaust valves just fin...
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2009 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Misfire VIN: 5GAER23D19
We followed the advice given, and performed the compression test. We cleaned the intake valves using the sea foam method and it worked great! Thank you to all who helped with this one! Jim Trouble codes: P0302.
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Steering VIN: 3GNDA23D87
LOL, boy i got it wrong, i KNEW that if it was a power assisted rack that it would be on the RACK...well pie in my face. KNOW THE PRODUCT ringing in my ears. 60 amp eps fuse was blown. found that the vehicle HAD been jumped off after i had completed repairs,,s...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTNX21F1Y
Thank you all for your input, I did remove the trans as many of you had said to do and found broken clutch springs. Installed a new clutch kit along with a new flywheel and rear main seal. Thank you all again!
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2005 Jeep Wrangler SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1J4FA29135
Vehicle is fixed, oddly enough NVLD shorted out and must have spiked ECM. Luckily dealer was nice enough to warranty ECM, programmed properly and replaced NVLD. Vehicle is good and gone, thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0688, P0499.
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: JT8BF28G0X
Mitchell had conflicting info which cause me to go online and use generic online info leading me to coil 2, but in fact p1310 is for #3 cylinder. Got denso coil and replaced and all is well. Customer also say the ECM repair got the vehicle running great pri... Trouble codes: P1310 (Cylinder 2 ignition problem/igniter.), P0300 (Random missfire intermitten).
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2006 Mitsubishi Raider LS 3.7L No Start VIN: 1Z7HT28K26
All we were able to do was het the truck running with dodge software. It needs to go to Mitsubishi to install the VIN #. Thanks for the help.
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L blower motor and air condition VIN: 1N6AD07U66
blower motor resistor didn't show an open, replaced resistor fixed this car. Thank you all
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Abs & P/S Lamps On VIN: 3VWST71K66
We had to let this one go to a shop that has a VAG- Asking customer to inform us of what was causing errors & lamps
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