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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire VIN: WAUED24B6Y
Help Audi Techs! This A-6 2.7t came from another shop- they had replaced ignition models and could not get car to run. We tested the modules, confirmed they were defective and installed a second set of O.E. modules. When we started the car they melted! Further... Trouble codes: P1357, P1366, P1363, P1369, P1372, P1358
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L lack of power VIN: WBAVD13546
does anyone happen to have a known good waveform of the cam and crank signal on 06 bmw 325xi, or at least a good source to find one. The signal I have doesnt look quite right to me but I would like to be 100% sure. Thanks in advance.
1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNGK26JXX
This one has me stumped. What's going on with this vehicle is its over calculating with it's MAF sensor. AT idle, the total fuel trims are -10 on bank 1 and -12 on bank 2. Under a load, they're -25 to -30. If I unplug the MAF sensor and reset the fuel trims, t... Trouble codes: P0102, P0172, P0175
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Headlights VIN: 1GNKRGED0B
Vehicle come in with the left head light not working, checked the fuses and had voltage at the fuse and not the head light wire was open, remove the fuses box to check plug ends, looked ok, reinstalled fuse box to double check something eles, now the left one ...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Timing Chain VIN: 2B3HD46R11
Timing chain stretching out on this car after only 1k miles. The very first kit I installed was a lower priced aftermarket kit, and figured it was just that so I replaced it. The second kit installed was a Cloyes aftermarket kit, one of higher quality. I just...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Shift points VIN: 3D7KS29C16
Hi guys, This one has thrown me for a loop. Every thing looks normal and data is normal, But when the customer tries to accelerate hard the trans will down shift and up shift like the governor pressure is all over the board. No debris in pan when changing gove...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Spark Plug Broken VIN: 1FTPW14V07
I have only dealt with these triton 3 valve engines a couple times, I do have the lisle spark plug removal tool and it seems to work well, however in this instance the plug broke just the hex off, the threads still remain in the head. I am hoping I am not the ...
2004 Honda S2000 2.2L Eps VIN: JHMAP21424
When car is cold if you turn steering to right it is restrictive and it jerks. Turn to the left and it is normal, sometimes a little surge. After the steering warms up all is normal.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L timing chain VIN: 1J4GW48N34
Hi, everyone, this Gil at Angelo,s Townline, in nj, this car came in with an overheating problem and a bad head gasket on the left bank, we decided it was best to redo the top of the engine and at the same time to replace the timing chain, we got parts for the...
2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Stall VIN: 1J8FF57W87
I'm not sure where to go on this one. Customer states he will drive to a pick up or delivery, car sits for maybe 15 minutes at the most, and the engine will stall when put into reverse. This is my second attempt with this problem. The last time we drove this t...
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L crankshaft seal VIN: JT8UF11EXR
This is my wifes vehicle and it has developed a leak at the front crankshaft seal. It has progressivly gotten worse. We have tried factory and aftermarket seals, doesn't seem to make any difference. I don't see any damage to the seal housing or crankshaft snou...
2010 Lexus ES350 3.5L Starter
Had the dash out for evaporator replacement. Battery was disconnected for about a day and a half. Got it back together today. Key Valea will lock and unlock. Push to start will lite the dash, will not crank the engine. Not sure what I did wrong, if anything. I...
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L traction control VIN: WDDPK5HA0C
this vehicle has a c117000 the offset value of component N49 steering angle sensor faulty and c326600 consequent fault can't find any information regarding testing and specification try to erase code and it comes rght back, thank for the help in advance
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U73
Car will die at idle intermittily mostly hot while driving, also in shop after hot soak and a few rev ups, sometimes it will die when going back to idle. It will start to flutter sometimes just before dieing but fuel pressure remained steady. Changed the iac m...
2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 5.6L Back Up Lamps VIN: 5N1BA0ND2C
Hello and Thanks for looking at this tech request. This vehicle will turn on the backup lamps when the gear selector is moved to Reverse position engine running which is normal then turn lamps off for Neutral position but will turn lamps back on in Drive. Acc...
2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L Steering wheel VIN: 1G2ZH52825
Common noise in Most GM is rack and pinion bad or the intermediate shaft bad. Replaced bad rack and pinion along with a new designed intermediate shaft. Moving steering wheel back and forth 2 to 3 inches either side makes same type of noise that a bad intermed...
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ecu VIN: 3VWCK21C61
Car was towed in not starting, first thing I checked was codes in the module. I had no communication with the ecu so I checked all powers to the computer and I had all grounds and power. swapped the computer and now it starts and shuts off. was reading somewhe...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1G1ZG5E72C
Thanks for all that replied. I did cylinder leak down test cold, pressured coolant system cold looking for coolant in cylinder, smoke check cold looking for vac leak all test were negative. Thought about carbon issue ran sea foam thru cylinder but a can in gas... Trouble codes: P0302 (Miss 2 Cyl).
2011 Ford E-250 4.6L Charging VIN: 1FTNE2EW2B
Just heard back from the customer - I advised them of the 8yr 80,000 warranty on the pcm - the local dealership replaced it and fixed the problem. Thank you all for the advise...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L fast idle VIN: 1LNHM86S82
it seems the tps was hanging up . with the install of motocraft iac calibration improved . idle still not 100%. possible ecm problem
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Makes a noise VIN: WDBBA48D2J
Closing this out because iATN has a deadline of tomorrow. I have not yet scheduled the repair with the customer, although we did talk briefly today and I will install the sensor some time next week. I'm positive that the sensor is the fix, since unplugging it ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E02
I'm calling this one a fix, Like I said in my post the vehicle was just purchased and an inspection was performed the following day. Emission test showed all monitors set except EVAP, catalyst monitor set and no MIL. On the following day engine light came on w... Trouble codes: P0422, P0432.
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4LZ31F54
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3DF58K72
I took me this long to find shafts that were good. theres a place in new York that sells good used shafts with a good warranty. fixed everything.
2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L Tires/Suspension/Drivetrain VIN: JTEBW3EHXA
Hi, again thanks for all the help. The customer has not been back. When the customer returns and we have some more time to diagnose the issue I will post another update with the findings. Thanks.
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