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2005 Audi A4 2.0L Engine VIN: WAUAF68E55
We are working on an 04 Audi A4 sedan with the 2.0 DOHC L4 Turbocharged engine, 103245 miles on the clock. It came in from a local body shop which is fixing it up for resale. The complaint was running rough and CEL was on. We pulled the following codes: 04952 ...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L inop
cruise also inop just how tall does this square wave susposed to be i disconested the cluster the cruise module and there is no rough road module on this northstar nothing is pulling the square wave down it only .5 volts high at best is that enough ampitude us...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX13E73
No start buts cranks,has spark, no injector pulse,has fuel acting like antitheft problem will not let me do the 30 min relearn for key- scanner says VTD module is locked when I try to relearn key no codes in system threw out the aftermarket alarm system Do hav...
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Clutch VIN: KL1TD56648
Clutch pedal suddenly would come to a stop 3/4 of the way to floor and would not release clutch. Piston in slave is all the way to end of slave cylinder. If push piston to rear of cylinder pedal goes down fine. too much play between cylinder and clutch release...
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2009 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L Suspension VIN: 3GNFK220X9
Ok We got asked to help another shop on this one. There is a clunk type noise in left rear going over bumps. Sounds like something in rear suspension. Other shop has replaced shocks, sway bar links and bushings, control arms and track bar, all with no avail. I...
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Camshaft Alignment VIN: 1G1PG5S90B
Tech was replacing cylinder head but never checked to see if, or what specialty tools were needed to replace head gasket. Once new head and gasket were installed, he mentioned a camshaft alignment tool (Kent Moore # EN49977) or (Laser Tool # 5902) was needed t...
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2005 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L limp-in VIN: 1C3EL66R25
I know this code (p0888) is related to the circuit for the control. However, when I received this car, it had all the computer replacement and circuit replacement IATN and Identifix call for. As a matter of fact, I call Identifix and talked to a very knowledge...
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2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HG48X22
truck came in with p1491 found fan to be pulling alot of amps we replaced radiator fan and fan relay with aftermarket parts truck went about 125 miles came back with cel on and same code. tested the fan and wiring and everything tested ok. cleaned grounds for ... Trouble codes: P1491
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2006 Dodge Charger 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3KA43RX6
Customer complained of vibration in car. After test drive we noticed at medium to low load there is a harmonic vibration in the gas pedal. We also feel it in the gas pedal and on the floor. Removed belt and still feel te problem. Like a humm vibration . Feel i...
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2008 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L starter VIN: 2B3LK33G08
Hello everyone! I have this dodge here giving me fits. The car will not start, and when you turn the key nothing comes alive (no dash lights, radio, or anything)except for the door chime, door ajar lights, security light, and trunk light. I have tested for pow...
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1995 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FDHE24H4S
Thanks to everyone in advance, this van stalls ittermittently, when going from park/neutral to drive or reverse, also has rpm drop low, when manually shift to low. Data stream normal, w/no codes. Unplugged vss and speedo cluster, still intermittenlly has stall...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF36L6X
This truck will crank but not start. It has NO INJECTOR PULSE, tachometer reading, or rpms showing on scanner (while cranking). Have already replaced cam and crank sensors. If you give it ether it starts and runs fine for a while. It has no security light or P...
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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L starter VIN: 1FTBF2B69B
Customer drove vehicle to shop stating battery has had to be jumped recently in order to start. We witnessed this symptom in the parking lot when attempting to bring vehicle into shop. Replaced battery, used battery saver, went to start after battery was repla...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L Engine VIN: KMHET46C96
Engine has a knocking noise that I assumed was a rod knock but since my experience with internal engine problems is limited, Iím looking for more input before deciding what to do. There is no noise at idle or low engine speeds below 2000 rpm, and I've never re...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S01
I have this jeep here that has a intermittent stall after start up when cold once jeep is warmed up it runs fine I have check fuel pressure it is good even when I get jeep to stall o2 sensor ready correct had the snap on modis on to check crank and cam signal ...
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2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L engine VIN: 1J8FF57W87
here I am again HELP!!! I thought the throttle body had to be the problem. The light on the dash is on, and if remember right would flash at times. My experiance with this kind of car is limited.
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2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 2.5L Vibration VIN: 3LNDL2L36C
This hybrid has a vibration through the body under heavy acceleration. When I drove it first I swore there was an engine mount gone and the engine was rubbing against the body. When you take off using just the electric motor there is no noise (but the electric...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L transmission VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
Hi i need some help here. Vehicle came in for trans service which was completed. Approx one week later back with no shift out of first gear. Dtc po700 also slamming into all other gears so i changed the x-case control assy. Customer stated he pushed the low ra...
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1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
the problem is on acceleration the engine surges. has tps code 14, installed new tps no change even though old tps tested bad. iac steps fall when trying to throttle up and slow to recover idle position. any ideas? as anyone experianced this? Trouble codes: 14 (throttle position sensor)
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2010 Porsche Panamera S 4.8L Stall VIN: WP0AB2A71A
This car came in about a month ago with the complaint of intermittent stalling and trans going into limp home mode. It had the same p0335 crankshaft sensor code in it then. it is back for the same symptoms i had a feeling the trans went in limp home mode due... Trouble codes: P0335, P1585, P1802
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1994 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Hydraulic system VIN: YS3CN68M0R
Cannot figure out why this Saab keeps getting a soft brake pedal. It must be getting air in the system somewhere. Anyone seen this issue before? Thanks
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Camshaft VIN: JF1SG65616
Car came to us originally with leaking cam seal at right head. Replaced all crank and cam seals and all timing components. Vehicle ran great and had no problems with install. 100 miles and two days later vehicle comes back with dead misfire on cylinder three. ...
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Shift Actuator VIN: JTDKB20U58
Help! Got a Prius stuck on the alignment rack, refuses to leave. Vehicle belongs to KU, had some kind of collision on the left front, bent the knuckle and strut. They took it back, replaced parts, back again to align. Aligned the vehicle, go to back it out an...
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2009 Toyota Matrix S 2.4L No Start VIN: 2T1KE40E39
Car was towed in by customer. Stated that car was shut off and would not start again. Customer has replaced cam and crank sensors and fuel pump, prior to bringing it to me. Engine has no ignition spark and no injector pulse. fuel pressure is good. Scan tool wi...
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1980 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.0L No Start VIN: 25A0070911
Thanks in advanced for any ideas or assistance of any kind. This vehicle belongs to a good customer and i am just trying to assist them with this no start condition. i do not much about these old vws. customer has done a major tune up on vheicle to no avail. I...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Overheats VIN: 3VWDC21C51
Quick story... Overheating. Water pump replaced thermostat replaced twice. Still overheats radiator is not getting hot when engine is at 220f and up. Long story here. Customer had overheat. Found coolant very low and water pump leaking. After replacing water ...
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2009 Audi S5 4.2L Starting VIN: WAURV78T69
Car has not failed on me and I have been driving it everyday. I replaced the two starter relays as a gamble and if it fails again it will get a starter which will be an eleven hour job.
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2010 Audi A5 Quattro 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCFAFR2A
We checked the engine compression and it was 0 on all cylinders. Concluded that the timing chain tensioner failed and jumped time causing all the valves to bend. We are installing a used engine. Thank you all for your help. Sincerely, Jonas [...] Trouble codes: P68A0, P164D, P164B, P00A0, P0110, P0016 (Correlation b1 sensor a).
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L heater core VIN: 1G1NE52J53
Went the long way around, in fear of causing problems trying a "shortcut". once I had the hvac unit flipped over on the bench, its remarkably similar to the older small gms (cavalier, grand am,etc.) that can be done in car.If I see another, I will definitely b...
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2004 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Fuel System VIN: 1G1ZT54874
mystery solved... i put a fuel pump in and its running great. thank you everyone for the replies and help
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L chimes VIN: 1GCPCPEX1A
general belief is BCM does tell radio what tones to play through LF door speaker. When I first looked at truck radio was on and sounded normal to me, but on recheck lf speaker was not working R/R door panel replaced bad speaker and is well.
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L dash brake VIN: 2A8HR54PX8
The customer just brought the van back to finish up on the work. They (the customer) installed a new power distribution box, but the light was still on. I re-checked the voltages from the box to the level sensor, and now the voltages seemed to be in the normal...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L engine VIN: 2B4GP44R21
Thanks everyone for all your help. Turns out the customer has decided to not worry about the problem right now because it is so intermittent. Thanks for all your time and suggestions. I have printed out all the hints for when he does return. Thanks again. Ron ...
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2002 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES46C82
REPLACED CAMSHAFT RELUCTOR MAGNET. CLEARED CODES AND TEST DROVE VEHICLE. CODE DID NOT RETURN AND VEHICLE NOW RUNS GREAT. Trouble codes: P0340 (No cmp signal at pcm).
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 2D4RN4DG8B
I have to believe the transmissions needs a reflash of software as stated has extended warranty so back to dealer
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Alternator VIN: 1ZVFT82HX5
Thank you for all the advice guys. Especially Tim [...] for his knowledge of this PCM controlled charging system that kept us confident in our diagnosis on having an internal alternator problem even after we replaced it for the third time with trusted afte...
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Spark Plug Broken VIN: 1FTPW14V07
Thank you to everyone for the replies, however I must say that only a few really read the post and got it. To be helpful we must read all the info and understand the issues before trying to lend help. Anyway, after several attempts with a multitude of tools,...
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2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L stabilizer bar VIN: 2FMEK62C59
We have isolated the bushings as the cauase as per the advise I received. The customer has declined the repair due to the high cost. If we do find an aftermarket solution I will repost. Thank you for the help.
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2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: 1ZVHT80N29
The original fix was the SJB, but during my initial diagnosing, i had pushed the pins open on the 2 circuits just enough to not make contact with the SJB. Testing the circuit would pass but would fail when plugged in. Thanks for your help. Lesson learned: don'...
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L shifting
Thanks to those who have replied, I have learned a lot fixing this vehicle and I enjoyed doing it. I disassembled my first replacement transmission and removed valve body and found 2 stuck valves, the pressure regulator valve was stuck significantly. I polis...
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2007 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Stall VIN: 1J8FF57W87
GOOD NEWS kinda, anyway the jeep quit running all together. Still no codes, but the throttle body light is on in the instrument panel. We thought ahaaa needs tb. It is installed and it still won't start.
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1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L crankshaft seal VIN: JT8UF11EXR
I would like to thank everyone for thier replies. Sorry Bill, not going to replace this wife anytime soon. I started tearing this thing down and realized I could run the engine with the accessory drive belt and drive pulley off buy sustituting a small length o...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Luxury 3.0L Airbag Light VIN: WDDGF8BB0A
Decided we did not have the proper tools to repair this vehicle. Sent it to the dealer to complete repair
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2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L removing dash VIN: 3GSCL53788
situation no blower motor operation checked on back of fuse(relay box under hood checked ok went to pin connector drivers side kick panel red wire white tracer checked for power with key off all the time thru these test had power. according to the wire diagram...
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2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Cam Seal VIN: 4S4BP61C39
Pulled engine to replace head, just was not sure why yet. Found the center of the camshaft was broken. I would suspect this starved the front of the camshaft for oil which is why the cam was worn into the head - approximately .025 inches. This is when the seal...
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2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TDBT48A05
well after hitting a brick wall finally did some testing on cylinder #4 and found low compression and possible bent/burnt intake valves. the fuel trims were + on bank 1 and - on bank 2. customer destroyed this engine and does not want to repair the engine. tha... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire all other cylinders also).
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2005 Volvo V70 2.4 2.4L BCM module VIN: YV1SW612X5
Well as everyone said a CEM fixed this car. We ended up doing the 3 day pass to VIDA and using the pass through in our autologic tool to be able to do this. With several hours on the phone with autologic and getting all this to work the car is finally fixed. ...
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