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2009 Audi S5 4.2L Starting VIN: WAURV78T69
Car has been towed into shop twice with no crank condition. Always starts for us. Have factory VW/Audi diagnostic software car has no relevant codes. Customer tries starting with push button only. Can also can be started by pushing key fob into dash. We have t...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Drive-axles VIN: WBAGL63462
hi guys i have this car my shop i replaced the pcm for no start hot the check engine light comes she went to auto zone for a diag codes p0500 vehicle speed i check the abs sensor hook scan tool get reading on all sensors i hook up the scanner autel and road te...
2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGL63462
this car was in my shop for no start i replaced the pcm customer drove car home after several day the check engine light comes on she took it autozone codes p0500 vehicle speed i hook my scanner autel and road test get reading on all wheel sensors scan test dm...
1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L control arms VIN: 1G4CW52K9V
I have a good customer with this 97 Buick Park Ave, the lower control arm big hocky puck like rear bushings are very sloppy. The problem is that I cannot find either a replacement arm or bushings anywhere, unavailable at the dealer, same at local parts store (...
1998 Chevrolet Express 2500 LS 5.7L passlock VIN: 1GCGG25R8W
van security start and run /quit wait 10 min then will start several times then do it again found bad wires canged wire haress and key switch also key lock now run/quit tryed too passlock re program srcurity lite comes on four 5 sec then goes out cant do key o...
1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCHG39R8X
installed reman start has 62 psi fuel pressure.150 psi compression removed dist.several times checked correct installation..over and over TDC on compression stroke rotor is dead on #8 stamped on dist base.spins taken plentum off several times watched al...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L chimes VIN: 1GCPCPEX1A
truck has no chimes at all seat belt,turn signal, headlight etc. truck does not have UL5 chime module I believe the BCM sends bus signal to radio for chimes. I have no codes I'm leaning toward BCM but would like more info about it. ALldata sent description sho...
2011 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNBAAFW0B
rich code p0172 comes back after two drive cycles. Trouble codes: P0172
2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AL66R65
I have had this sebring in the shop multiple times for this same issue. I have recorded a p0153 for o2 sensor 2/1 slow response every time. I have attempted to replace the sensor multiple time with aftermarket and o.e.m. Replacement with no success. I have per... Trouble codes: P0153 (Oxygen sensor 2/1 slow response)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HC16Y0X
Customer stated that the vehicle on the highway would fall flat on his face. Checked codes and found code P0132 checked all the wires going to the sensor and did not have power. Checked oxygen sensor fuse and was burnt. Replaced oxygen sensor with O.E. one eve... Trouble codes: P0132
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L MIL Lamp on
ok dodge guys this ones got me stumped. this truck will set a code for no oil pressure every time you start it but if you turn key on than off and back before starting it will not set code gauge on dash works fine. or if you start it then turn it off real fast...
2009 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3LA53T39
Vehicle came into shop with po128. Removed thermostat and rubber had become separated where the thermostat seats causing the code. Replaced with napa thermostat and code returned, then replaced with OE thermostat and code returned again. Freeze frame showing A... Trouble codes: P0128
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX 5.7L Battery VIN: 1D7RB1CTXA
This Ram came in last week with a dead battery--it had previously been dead overnight 3-4 times and the customer kept jumping it. I hooked my amp clamp on to to positive terminal and it had over a 2 amp draw an hour after shutting the car down. I used my amp h...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17221
I have this problem truck here. I'm usually a BMW Mercedes guy so this one got me stumped. I need help from someone that really knows Ford. Please read everything I checked/changed or tested before giving me your valuable input. Bank 1 LTFT 14, Bank 2 LTFT -... Trouble codes: P0171
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDWF37F42
Ugg I have a 7.3 here that is not making me happy.Low power issue.Started by finding lower control rod off the turbo not it.Removed valve covers check wiring and all connections.Found right cover slightly loose reconnect (Inside plug) retest no power,Scan no e...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L No Start, Start and die VIN: 1FMZU63E65
This Ford will start up and run for about 2 second and die. It will remain running only when adding propane. Pull the injector rail out and watch it while cranking. It have a good spray at the beginning of cranking about 5 second, the spray will get weaker the...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S46
Good morning one and all this is a new customer, van is used for delivery of baked goods - aprox 200 miles a day. Problem: drivers complain of intermittent engine stall out, always at idle - foot off the accelerator pedal, usually when turning, sometimes just... Trouble codes: P0152, P0171, P0191, P0301, P0302, P0201
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FAHP23136
Customer said light came back on the next day. Had codes p0197 and p0109, I wiggle tested the wireing and went back thru the identafix flow chart- all tested ok, Replace with another EGR/ESM and test drove and light came back on with same codes, The voltage te... Trouble codes: 107 (map), 109 (map)
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L fuel pump inop VIN: 1FTPW14V38
fuel pump inop.
2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L stabilizer bar VIN: 2FMEK62C59
Vehicle has come to use with a clunk in the right front area when hitting a bump or flexing on an uneven curb. can not find any bad parts except stabilizer bar will move side to side with only a little effort. Couple of questions. Is there a common thing that ...
2011 Ford E-250 4.6L Charging VIN: 1FTNE2EW2B
Alternator charge light comes on after 20 to 30 seconds of engine running. Code p0620. Have performed all testing relating to p0620 - testing shows to replace pcm - reinstalled the original alternator - same results - I have researched on iATN and other places...
2006 GMC Sierra 3500 WT 6.6L Head Gasket VIN: 1GDJC33D06
Alright duramax guys. Im thinking about doing head gaskets on this 6.6l duramax. I've never torn into one of these before and book time is 35 hours. Alldata seems to show everything i need to do the job. Couple question: 1) what makes this a 35 hour job? i kn...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Makes a noise VIN: WDBBA48D2J
Ok. I have this Benz that makes a noise that sounds very similar to the noise that any car makes if you are sitting at a stop and you gently release the brake pedal. You can kind of get a groaning noise from the brakes if you try that. However, on this Benz it...
2004 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L handling VIN: 6MMAP67P64
Hi everyone. This vehicle has had strange handling issues ever since my customer bought it. According to him, the rear end seems to want to wander on him, sometimes enough to startle him. He does a lot of highway driving and it seems to occur primarily while o...
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2JB52401
Nothing like trying to fix a car that runs great when you have it in the shop! Car came in after another mechanic had replaced the crank sensor due to stalling problem and hard restart. I then replaced the camshaft sensor after being unable to duplicate the pr... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem), P0336 (CKP SensorA 18/24X Out of Range), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Problem)
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Convertible top VIN: WP0CA2991X
Good morning group, Vehicle came in for inop convertible top. Hydraulic cylinder on the driver side is leaking. Replaced hydraulic cylinder and flush system. Inspect the operation of the top. Everything worked well. Vehicle delivered to customer. We get a c...
2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Battery VIN: YS3FD79Y95
Saab techs, please help me keep my hair!!!This car came in with a battery that goes dead overnight, every night. That seems like that would be an easy find, but not so much. I did current draws on every fuse in the car including engine comp., trunk, and interi...
2005 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L Ctrl Module VIN: YS3FH79Y65
Hello, Looking for some of you Saab gurus that helped me before on this same vehicle. Car has been on the road for a few months now with a new ISM, CIM, a used MIU and the knowledge that the UEC was damaged. Now we are going to replace the Underhood Electrical...
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L removing dash VIN: 3GSCL53788
needed help how to remove dash it seems it hung up in the center , to check wire connection
2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Engine VIN: JF1SG63636
Car was brought in this morning for noise concern. During Acceleration Only I hear a Metallic Ticking or Rattle from under the car, which increases in frequency as RPMS and Car goes Faster. I don't thinks its anything with engine, sounds like underneath the c...
2006 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT63C26
I have what thought to be an easy Subaru, truck came in a had a P1153 O2 SENSOR CIRCUIT RANGE/PERFORMANCE (HIGH) (BANK1 SENSOR1).Upon inspection I found sensor actually damaged(bent). I put a new A/F sensor in and it came back with a heater performance code sa... Trouble codes: P1153 (o2 sensor circuit range/performance high bank1 sensor1)
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L Cooling Fans VIN: 4T1FA38PX6
Cooling fans do not come on with temp. Fans do come on with ac. What am i missing??
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Charging VIN: 4T1BE32K46
this car belongs to a friend of mine, that's the way it always works, right? car came in with battery light on along with other dash lights and not charging. check battery and charging system, battery ok no charging voltage and alternator bearings screaming. i...
2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Engine VIN: WVGZE77L77
This is a parts fitment question. Vehicle broke timing chain and damaged valves, 2 pistons, timing gears, ect. Cost of parts do not justify repair. What I have found is a production date split from or thru 12/06 on used engines and trying to find out what the ...
2006 Volvo V70 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW59216
Got another one of these Volvo's with a problem with the fuel pressure system. Its intermittent, the CEL turns on and off, no driveability issues. Im getting readings of 400kpa (58psi) at idle and 20% fuel pump duty and only nominally changes when driving o... Trouble codes: P0089
2013 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L Front fog lights VIN: YV1672MK4D
Car was in a fender bender, tore off the front bumper cover. LF fog light was damaged where the connector is, repaired it. Only the rear fog light comes on with the switch. We can turn on the fronts with a scan tool. No codes in CEM. Can read data that shows t...

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2011 BMW M3 4.0L rear speakers VIN: WBSPM9C50B
thanks for the replies. did not end up being able to research further as the customer decided to install all new aftermarket speaker and amp system that taps into the logic 7 amp most circuit. I believe this should eliminate the clipping as was indicated that ...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Speedometer VIN: 1G4HP54K84
Thank you to all who sent suggestions. I could not duplicate the symptoms after several test drives, so the owner decided to take the car and bring it back when it is acting up. However, I did try driving with the scanner connected and both MPH readings were...
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GYEK63N52
After some very good responses, I replaced the pigtails to the throttle body. I also test drove the vehicle a few different times for extended lengths and so far the vehicle hasn't acted up even once. So I am calling this on fixed and I returned the vehicle ... Trouble codes: P1515 (Throttle actuator position performance), P0106 (Map Sensor performance).
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L lifter VIN: 1GCGG25V36
replaced pump, oil pick up tube, and o-ring on pick tube now it works great! THANK YOU!
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L long crank VIN: 1B7MF336X1
Hi guys, great info thanks. I was over thinking this. should have opened my eyes a little more. anyway. looks like I had two leaks. banjo at the back of the head and the line at the back injection tube... may have been my fault as I put 100hp injec...
1995 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR11X2S
found a new pcm installed runs good thanks for the help
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L not sure VIN: 1FTCR14U2T
Thanks to all for the information. Customer is not going any further with it. He is going to sell vehicle.
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Crank VIN: 1FAFP55U21
2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP56U37
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on, trans in limp mode VIN: JHMCG5649X
sorry to wait so long to close this guys, was waiting on customer... (you know how that goes) just as we all thought, replacing pcm fixed the issue. thanks to all for your input and help Trouble codes: P1607.
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L O2 sensor wiring VIN: 1HGCG3269X
yes finally the car is fixed. it was an internal problem with the computer, I went ahead and bought a used one. I just want to say thanks to everyone that helped me with this problem. after a couple of o2 sensor and computer the car is finally out of here.
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L compressor VIN: 1HGFA16886
Thank you all for your help the thermal switch is bad Customer request a new compressor all working well now Thank you guys again
2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: JHLRM3H76C
Well gentlemen KISS strikes again. Went back today and got the fuel pressure gauge out . Pressure was good . I had neglected to take a fuel sample . The customer had stated he hadn't fueled up recently so I went past it. That was a huge oversight on my part. S... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire).
1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JN1FU21P9N
Well vehicle is fixed thanks to Richard, Doug, Benn, Charlie, Joe, Robert, Carl, Tim, David and IATN!! The fix was the #2 injector screen was clogged. Replaced the #2 injector and now the engine is running as it should. Thanks again for the input. Have to quit...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1N6AA07B84
Owner declined going any further-advised him we would need to remove o2 sensors next to verify cat converter problem and if that passed we would need to remove cover to check cam timing next-I think he ran out of money with the 1st shop-thanks for all the repl... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor).
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L engine VIN: 5N1AN08W76
Going back through the technicians procedures, we found he decided not to use the Factory tool to lock the flywheel. We have the tool and questioned that judgement. The tool properly locks down the crank from moving. The crank was off by 1/2 tooth and that cau...
2007 Nissan Sentra SL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3N1AB61E37
Sorry it took that long to close it, i was waitting on the ECM, Engine Computer took car of the problem,car starts immediately,Thanks to everyone who helped
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L speedometer VIN: 1G2NE52T1T
thanks to everyone who helped all of the info was helpful to confirm the issue. The junkyard cluster was bad what is the odds that both clusters did the exact same thing. Sorry it took so long to reply had to wait for new dash.
2007 Saturn Aura XR 3.6L speedometer VIN: 1G8ZV577X7
tcm reflash fixed the speedometer. trans was a junkyard replacement. did not come from a saturn vehicle. wrong calibrations for the application.
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L No Rev Intermittent VIN: WMEEJ31X79
Hello everyone and thanks for the help offered. We never were able to duplicate this concern. Suspecting that it was a programming issue, the vehicle was sent to the Smart dealer. They updated the vehicle's software and no problems have occurred since. Tha...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG696X5
I ended up pulling Valve cover and found the Valve clearance set too tight. Customer decided not to fix at this point. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cylinder 1), P0303 (misfirecylinder 3l).
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPL71K59
After all is said and done, the fix was to make sure both sensors are the part # [...]. The parts listing at the dealer is wrong. Just make sure you go through the guided test before replacing the sensors. VW has a hotline to help us with these problems. ... Trouble codes: P047B.
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