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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUDFAFL9A
Car came in had a loud rattling noise all the time with the engine running,had code p0341, checked oil pressure it was with in spec. Disassembled the timing covers, tech disassembled variable valve timing unit, no problem found, replaced the timing chain tensi...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6DP56785
Hi guys i have a 05 cadillac cts with a 3.6l engine, vehicle came in missfiring s.e.s light on and blinking. Pulled code p0206, p0300. P0206 is cylinder #6 injector control circuit. Customer said that previous shop had replace injector. I have check the ground...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Crankshaft Variation Learn Procedure VIN: 1GCGK29R8W
This truck has been the bane of my existence. I went through passlock hell with it; now it's a simple relearn procedure that I can't complete. Using my Autel DS708 Scan tool, I am trying to perform the crankshaft variation relearn procedure. The new distribu...
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Ignition Lock VIN: 1G1PF5S97B
Replaced brake pedal positioning sensor. Cannot get key to go back to lock position. I'm getting voltage to the ignition lock cylinder control solenoid actuator and when you take a test light to ground and back probe the other wire at the connector the solenoi...
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR44H08
Vehicle came in w/MIL on (again) and complain of running poorly--"sputters." Retrieved codes: PO037, PO138, PO141, P1128, PO135. Cleared codes, PO037 doesn't return. Only other 4. Researched and many suggested use MOPAR o2 sensors only. Replaced both o2 sensor... Trouble codes: P0138, P0141, P1128 (Closed loop fueling not achieved B1), P0135, P0037
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1996 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L ckp signal
Friends! i need your help. Great while I have difficult with 1996 2.5 dodge stratus ignition system. Car starting very hard (approx. after 5-10 minute from time to time cranking) and when starts it has unsteady idle. When I try rapidly push in gas pedal it sta...
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L passenger side tensioner VIN: 2B4GP44R22
Hi guys, I have a caravan giving me fits. first time in had pass tensioner open code stored. cleared wiggle test un able to duplicate. install new tensioner. next visit same story tested all circuits both sides from module to seat harness.and both seat harness...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C44
Truck came in no start/no crank. When you turn the key on radio works and accesories, cluster does not work and no crank. No communication with pcm. I can comunicate with the cluster and even control it. I have checked powers and grounds. Also unplugged fan cl...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PE84547
I am dealing with a hard start long crank issue hot or cold. Customer is only worried about getting van to start, as they are selling. Glow plugs work all but #4. These are really out of my experience but was willing to try to help a good customer if possible ... Trouble codes: 2355 (egr control air mass to large), 2951 (egr cooler implausible value), 3130 (temp sensors moniter deviation to high), 2511 (egr conroll position errow), 2953 (intake port swirl actuator open /sensor value to low), 2136 (cylinder 4 glow plug open)
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2007 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L P1745 Limp in
This is my neighbors moms car, bad health no money... etc favors are the best when you "can" help... [...] Trans Vehicle pops a P1745 code as soon as the wheels start moving, i checked the pressure sensor and found it to be open so i dropped the pan and val...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L abs VIN: 1FMYU04132
Why do these always come in at closing time? Got a 2002 Ford Escape just roll in with an ABS and brake lite on. Scanned codes and we have a C1235 and a C1236-both rear ABS sensor signals missing. Cleared the codes and test drove. Codes came right back and both...
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2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L door lock VIN: 1GKET63MX5
i have a 2005 gmc envoy rear hatch wont comunicate with scan tool cant get door lock working it just sets and makes a clicking noise all the time
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2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L gauges VIN: FNRL18963B
Hello. I have this honda that the gauges the back light the odometer and the tach all shut down intermittantly. The customer said after 5 minutes on start up about 30mph just about everything on the instrument panel went dead. He pulled over and cycled the key...
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2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L opds VIN: 1HGCM56434
Checked and re checked all power and grounds, this car was originally hit in passenger side door and blew bag in seat that's it and now can't get seat to initalize any help would be appriciated thanks
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2009 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L rocker arms VIN: 5FNYF48579
vehicle has ticking noise coming from front cylinder head. as per tsb found for this problem, I tightened rocker arm bridge and adjusted valves to spec. with the valve cover off I noticed # 4 cylinder rocker arms dark in color compared to the rest. put everyth...
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2000 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JACDS58X0Y
Engine only does this when its cold (after sitting for a few hours or overnight). Very poor idle, misfire, backfires thru intake, sometimes it stalls out. Restart it and its fine and will be fine for the rest of the day. Does this for all of 10 seconds or so o... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow system performance)
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Tps VIN: SAJNX2748R
The car has returned with the DTC FF17 back andd the same issue reported. I have repeated all the tests done the first time and cleared the code, but I have sat for minutes at a time opening and closing the throttle without being able to trigger the code. I ha...
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2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged 5.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA0HEXA
Help Jaguar techs! We have this FX here for head gaskets- three questions. I have found timing chain tools for the car- will we need them if we are only doing head gaskets? Also is there a way to remove the crank damper safely without the $700.00 worth of tool...
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L horns VIN: SALME11455
We have a Range Rover in our shop that keeps coming back for different issues and will not leave us alone. this week it's the horn and our lack of service information on Land Rovers is killing us. The description and wiring diagrams on Mitchell are almost usel...
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2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28506
This Navigator came in with a complaint of CEL on and runs rough. We pulled a code for the bank 2 cam timing incorrect. Pulled the chains and the gears (cam phasers if you will) and found the alignment pin on the left (bank 2) side is sheared off. The bank 2 c... Trouble codes: P0171
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51G3W
customer states started up in the morning heard a lot of racket coming from engine, check engine light came on and bas esp lights came on. car went into limp in mode an then into the shop. i replaced the right cam acuator solenoid for the 1519 code but bas-esp... Trouble codes: P1519, P1580
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.5L Coolant VIN: WDBPJ76J35
Low coolant light comes on but resevoir is full. with engine top and under covers off can see residue from what appears to have been coolant leaking from around left bank turbo area and onto engine mount, but cannot see any leaks under pressure. Have pressure ...
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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Door locks, windows, sunroof VIN: WMWMM33588
Vehicle came in with the report that when you lock the car it immediately unlocks, opens windows and sunroof. Scanned all modules and had code A0C8 for Continuous signal, lock cylinder, driver's door. I looked all through the data in Autologic and in Solus and...
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2009 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06C19
Tach jumping, check engine light after cleared while running never comes on drove almost 80 miles, turned truck off,then restart,check engine comes on followed by slip light. p0335 is code crank sensor a terminal,replaced wiring harness, crank sensor, cam sens... Trouble codes: 0335 (crank sensor)
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L cooling fans VIN: 1G2WJ52J3Y
Vehicle came in overheating at idle. Coolant fans not coming on. Commanded on with scanner and relays click but fans will not come on. Old fan motors were questionable so replaced with new. Continuity tested wires between fan plug and relays all ok. When I com...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hybrid VIN: JT2BK12U11
Vehicle came in last year with codes p3000 battery control system, c1259 hv system malfunction and p3030- found bad cell on blocks 18 and 19. Customer declined hybrid battery replacement and came back 9000 miles latter. We replaced battery tried to go through ...
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2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Starts and stalls VIN: 5TFBV54107
My customer has an 07 Tundra with a 5.7L and an intermitant problem. It will start and stall. He cannot keep it running even with his foot in it. He has learned that Disconnecting the battery will make it work again for a week or a month. This is his work tru...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H0V
Ok, I'm pulling whats left of my hair out on this one. This is one of mine and heading to auction if it gets too involved. It has the p1451 secondary air short to ground code. Alldata is of no assistance and my modis does not have a troubleshooter for this car... Trouble codes: P1451
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L climate control VIN: WVWRH63B61
Pulled dash out replaced heater core put back together. Messed up when plugging in the switches on left side of radio. (Drivers seat heat, rear window defogger, asr switches) Got the plugs mixed up. my a/c control worked until i pushed one of the buttons (the ...
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2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C78
Hi, thanks for the help in advance. Ok so i was assigned the task of troubleshooting this fault after many repairs to the vehicle by another tech. The car originally had many faults including the p0016 before work was performed. The high pressure pump cam foll... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cmp sensor g40/engine speed sensor g28 incorrect correlation)
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2004 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1TH59H54
Body Shop replaced headlamps with aftermarket non xenon units and car had xenon before. now message board shows a headlight failure text.Is there any software available to correct this? Or does this car have to have xenon light assemblies to correct this messa...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L comfort access VIN: WBSNB93566
Andy from Australia nailed this one. Once I had all available keys from customer, we disabled all other key slots (in this case, I had keys 2 and 4) and the system immediately started working. Customer did not have valet key (which is key number 1), so I left ...
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2006 BMW X5 4.8is 4.8L Self Leveling Suspension VIN: 5UXFA93586
I Received a few replies. Two of them said to check the level sensors which were ok. Also to check the compressor. It was working and looked ok. My next step was to change out the compressor. This is not a true Fix. Customer wanted to change suspension over to...
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1994 Buick Roadmaster Limited 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G4BT52P9R
Thanks to all who replied to my problem. The car is now fixed and runs as it should. As of this morning the engine wouldn't start again. I went back and confirmed all my signals from the distributor and the ICM. They were all there and were clean signals. Then...
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2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1GNDV23W68
Véhicule Never came back for inspection as i asked. I suppose the Head gaskets was the good issue and the little bubbles were Just air trapped. Thanks for all to Your replies.
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2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 2D8HN44E09
Thank you for your replies. I appreciate the technicians that corrected the ones that suggested hitting the key/fob with a hammer. Lets stay professional. I appologize for the lack of diagnostic information on this one, the technician has diagnosed the issue c...
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2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Starter VIN: 3D4PG5FV6A
HEY GANG, SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO REPLY. CUSTOMER DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE REPAIR. I FEEL QUITE CONFIDENT THAT THE PROBLEM IS IN THE TIPM MODULE, BUT IT NEVER COMPLETELY FAILS, MEANING IT'S NEVER STRANDED HIM YET, SO HE'S NOT GOING TO SPEND THE $$. FOUND OUT THA...
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAHP39502
Thanks for the replies, it was all good info, we had replaced the slave with a new unit 2 different times which had a new seal & o-ring, we had put silicone on the o-ring both times & after all our headaches we came to the conclusion that the place where the s...
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2007 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Camshaft sys VIN: 1GKER23767
The reluctor on the cam gear was bend,tnx you all!!!
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2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM66584
As most did reply, the marks were off. The marks were painted with white paint.I removed the paint and cleaned some rust from the face of the left bank cam gear. I could hardly see the mark on the gear, the paint mark was 1 tooth off. I should have checked clo... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam shaft position sensor intermittent), P0389 (Crankshaft position senor b intermittent), P2195 (Bank 1 sensor 1 stuck lean).
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJEA51C84
Well you must indeed have 2 keys to reprogram the security system.After receiving new key from Jag dealer,reprogrammed both keys and car now starts. Unfortunately,car has no reverse,but that's another issue. Thanks to all that replied and took time to read...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Cruise Control Operation VIN: WDBHA24G2Y
Well this Mercedes is finally finished and gone. It got a little strange because the day after I posted a help request it worked perfectly. Was perfect for 2 days.Then it acted up again. Many thanks to all who offered ideas. The tires were all fine, correct si...
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2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75MX3
STILL WORKING OM THIS CAR SEVERAL THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE LIKE RUNNING NEW WIRING TO THE PURGE VALVE FROM ECM STILL DID NOT HELP AT THIS POINT IM CLOSING OUT ONCE REPAIR IS ACHIEVED I WILL REPOST THANKYOU Trouble codes: P0443.
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2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73529
Sent to dealer for repair, possible good will. Thanks for the help.
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2011 Nissan Armada Platinum 5.6L No Heat VIN: 5N1BA0NC9B
DISCONNECTED 2 WIRE PLUG AND PROBED WIRING. HAD SOMEONE IN VEHICLE AND TURNED HEATER CONTROL KNOB FROM HOT TO COLD AND VOLTS WENT FROM 55MV TO 12. SWITCHED WIRES AND OPERATED HEATER CONTROL FROM HOT TO COLD AND OPPOSITE WIRES CHANGED FROM 55MV TO 12V.REPLACED ...
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2011 Nissan Altima 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 1N4AL2AP8B
Thanks for the help. I found that the transmission had no line pressure. It appeared as though the pump had failed. After replacing the transmission the vehicle operated great. Trouble codes: P0744, P0868.
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1997 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L Engine VIN: 4TAPM62N8V
We replaced the radiator and vehicle is now running at proper temp.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L fuse 32 & 43 VIN: 3VWBB21C02
As most indicated, these fuses are powered by the f/pmp relay. Put a new relay in, drove it a day, and it seems to be ok..The scarey part is the customer says he replaced the relay trying to fix this problem. We gave him the car and haven't heard back from h...
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 9BWGR61J66
Turns out that the shaft inside the turbo had actually snapped and so the turbo wasn't building any pressure, and oil was being shot directly into the exhaust which caused all the smoke. Replaced the turbo and exhaust manifold assembly and the car runs great! ... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft pos.sensor circ. Range/performance), P0299 (Turbo charger underboost), P0131 (O2 sensor circ.bank 1-sensor 1 low voltage), P1178 (Linear oxygen sensor / pump current open circuit), P0243 (Turbocharger wastegate solonoid a), P2196 (O2 sensor signal stuck rich bank 1 sensor 1).
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