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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Cuts out VIN: WAURD68D01
Hi guys. First of all thank you! I have this 2001 audi s4 2.7L. The car came into the shop while I was away. The owner of the vehicle said he replaced the battery somewhere else and now the vehicle would cut out intermittently. Check engine light on. The owner... Trouble codes: P1602
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Airbag VIN: WBABS33422
I have this car in my bay with an airbag light on for the following codes. I can't find any information in alldata, IATN, or Identifix. Googling didnt' help either... Any chance someone can give me some information of what these two codes mean and if anyone ha...
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2010 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAPT7C58A
this car is running rough in the morning , cold start, we have not experience it here at the shop, but it has a multiple codes, 29E1 mixture [...] 29F1 fuel pressure plausibility 2E8D intelligent battery sensor transmission 29D1 combustion misfire cyl #5...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on
This Blazer has a code P1345. When I scanned it it showed the timing advanced 29 degrees. I tried resetting the distributor one tooth and next time I checked the timing it was 30 degrees retarded. I checked it exactly how it should be, at higher rpm, just like... Trouble codes: P1345 (Camshaft/Crankshaft Correlation)
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2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L shift VIN: 1GCGG25V87
Van came in with reverse gone and slips in drive. We tore down tranny and direct clutches were smoked. we replaced all the bushings and installed new boost valve. we checked valve body for cracks and found none. We also checked the two problem check balls in v...
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2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L chassis / body VIN: 2C3KK53G86
Hi guys. I have an '06 300 touring that is giving me a hard time. the car came in with a noise & vibration. we zero'd in on the noise and it was the water pump bearing (behing the timing belt) and replaced it. the noise is about 80% less from inside the cabin ...
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L engine VIN: 1A4CP44R76
Hi I checked archives and didn't find much related to the rattling,whining noise in this 3.3 with 168,000 miles I ran engine with belt off on lift and it seems noisy around the timing chain area and maybe near the starter. Have these engines been having intern...
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2005 Dodge Dakota ST 4.7L Steering VIN: 1D7HW28N85
Hello Everyone. Because I have over 40 years experience as a mechanic I feel a little sheepish asking advice on this issue. This Dakota is one of my sales lot vehicles that has been a money pit because I have corrected enough issues to think it was a GM recall...
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.8L Power Steering VIN: 1FDEE14H2T
Vehicle power steering works, but pressure line vibrates slightly and rapidly, like 20 times a second, and is noisy. I have read several archives where there in air in the system causing these sysmptoms. There is little to no air in the system, although if yo...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Drl Head Lamps Blink VIN: 1FAFP55S64
Does anyone know were the daytime running lamp resistor is on the car??? i've called the dealer and they don't know were is it or don't want to help me.. I've did a internet search and didn't find anything either...i have [...] and it's no help either... P...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P94
Another awesome 6.liter! The back story the customer told us was he was driving it up to the logging site when it lost power and died. He towed it back to his shop put napa gold fuel filters in it, started up ran for 5 or so min in the shop then dies no start ...
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2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW14528
This truck belongs to a very loyal customer. He brings it to us loyally for oil/lube/filter service every 5000 miles, since it was new. We just did a olf service two weeks ago and he came back with an intermittent noise at idle. I was able to duplicate the c... Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake cam position timing over retarded bank 2), P0316 (Engine missfire on startup)
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L engine VIN: 5FNRL18993
Replaced timing belt and all mounts last week. Now has a severe oil leak from the rear of engine. Too tight to tell if pan or rear main. All PCV looks good and not plugged. Only thing I am questioning is the front mount has a vacuum hose attached that I am not...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L engine VIN: JACDJ58X51
Customer has been religious changing oil since new. This Trooper didn't even use oil! Amazing, I know. But for all this effort, a loud noise erupted at 50mph one day. He drove it in under adequate power. The noise remains at idle and if it is rev'ed. It isn't ...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L CATS ride control VIN: SAJDA01N41
Vehicle came in with "CATS system fault" warning. Extremely harsh ride suspension control module does communicate give following codes: C1425 RR shock solenoid circuit short to ground C1432 LR shock solenoid circuit short to ground C1422 LF shock solenoid circ...
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2008 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFE12178
This car came in on a wrecker with a complaint of wont hardly accelerate and engine light on. after pulling codes found the three listed above. Alldata not much help on this on. I dove the car and it drives fine at this time. Pulled the front o2 out and the ti... Trouble codes: P2626 (Left o2s pump trim open b1s1), P2097 (Post fuel trim too rich), P2196 (Left o2s signal stuck rich b1s1)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L camshaft timing VIN: WDBGA51E8S
This 95 s500 came to us yesterday running terrible. Determined that none of the rt. bank cylinders were firing/contributing. Had good spark and injector pulse to the affected cylinders. Did compression test on rt. bank. had approx. 45psi on 1 thru 4. Got autho...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L level control VIN: WP1AA29P68
Client complaint about air suspension not working. 40A air suspension compressor fuse under drivers seat was blown. I replaced fuse and found that air compressor will work "non stop" sometimes. Because of it sometimes compressor is working continously (mayb...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L battery VIN: YS3DF78K23
Customer complaint of battery going dead after several days storage, Key removed. Also when battery was put on charger, radio came on with key still out of ignition switch. We experienced this several times after removing the key the radio would continue to op...
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L brake system VIN: 1NXBU40E49
hello techs . we have a 2009 corrola 30000 miles with an brake issue. customer states pedal will occasionally sink almost to the floor . the car will stop and when u reapply the brake right after this happens the brakes will work properly again for weeks.only ...
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift VIN: WV3AH4700Y
Engine revs to 6,000 rpm and then slams into next gear on 1-2 shift and 3-4 shift. codes 00652 gear monitoring 00300 transmission oil temp sender 01192 torque converter lock up We're pretty sure that we need a new transmission but I don't really trust independ...
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Mechanical
Thanks to all iatn members who responded to this one. To clarify a few things, 1)yes, I installed a new clutch with engine replacement, 2)no, the belt did not get tangled in the front crankshaft pulley. After re-checking all accessory drives, I replaced the ...
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2008 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Starting
Don't have relevant info. but i conclude is due to JBE faulty, once customer agree to proceed i will replace JBE.
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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Turn Signal/Hazard VIN: 1G4CW52K8X
so i replaced the flasher unit. when i plugged the new one in it made the headlights stop working and the radio and hvac display started to blink like they were turn signals. the under hood light started to blink as well with the key on. the radio also stays o...
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2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Pcm & Tcm VIN: 3G5DB03E44
The customer did not approve service at the time of diagnosis. I checked powers and grounds to the BCM, which were good. Powers and grounds to the PCM also were good. I pulled the "comb" from splice pack connector SP205, which ties all of the communication lin...
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1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23F6N
Well Thanks to all for the great info. This vehicle is FIXED!!! I'd like to thank all who took the time to help Daniel, Mike, Stan, Charlie, Edmund, Dan, Dan, Tim, Christopher, Seth, Ben, Kim, William, Mark, Charles, Darren, Frank, David and Ilario who hit the...
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC52F75
well finally got this one fixed, those of you's who said to check the purge flow rate were correct, even though it seemed to be good, enough to make the engine almost stall at idle, with hose from canister to vent valve clamped off I could command purge on ful...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Instrament Cluster VIN: 2B5WB35Z81
It turns out that the dome light fuse was missing.the instrament cluster fuse was good.turns out the dome light fuse also runs part of the cluster.van has been fine for a couple of weeks.Thanks Dave
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Low Pressure Oil Pump VIN: 1FTNW21P84
Hi guys, yes I did do the air test and no leaks were heard. I should have mentioned before that the high pressure side was tested and working after the low side pump was replaced and low side pressure returned. cranking and not starting the the icp pressure...
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2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L vents VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
Thanks to all. Ended up being another case of cheap actuators. GO PLASTIC!!! It was actually two actuators acting up. The first one I was able to access from behind glove box. It was the defrost actuator. The other one was the vent/floor actuator. Unable to ac...
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2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53U26
Thanks for all of the excellant replies. I tried the method of raising the front wheels off of the ground turning the wheel back and forth from stop to stop and then turning it all the way to the left position and leaving it overnight. Came in this morning to...
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2013 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L turn signals VIN: 2FMDK3KC2D
This was a corrupt flash from the dealer. The customer had an issue with the security system after towing the vehicle. Dealer re flashed to correct this problem and some how ended up with a corrupt flash. Customer returned to dealer and all is well. Thanks for...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L driver seat memory VIN: SAJHX1747S
At this time i am unable to post any further diagnostic information due to the customer not returning with the vehicle, they have gone on a long summer vacation. Most all of my responses and information research point to the seat position sensors. I will get t...
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2006 Lexus GS300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, early shift VIN: JTHBH96S96
thanks everyone for your help. I was able to confirm the start up misfire and misfire at idle. this lexus did have sticking piston rings as per TSB. we advised customer and they declined that repair. however I was never able to figure out the shifting problem....
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86SX1
Yeah found the fix! Duty cycle from the pcm to the hydraulic pump solenoid was normal. However the connection to the pcm had high resistance, causing a poor ground to the solenoid and slowing the fan RPMs. New connector, fan RPMs increased, overheat solved. Th...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L auxiliary battery warning VIN: WDBUF82J74
Thanks for all the replies, especially Dallas, I went over all the inputs to the relay & found no voltage at terminal 3 of the aux.battery relay, looks like my tech checked that input when the relay was energized with the scanner, so it was back feeding from t...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Monitors VIN: JF16D29622
Well guys, nothing I received on this one was helpful, no odd wiring under the hood, car runs at normal temp and the customer has not returned. My boss said that maybe leaving the engine running when it shows up to check as he thinks these monitors reset when ...
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