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2006 Audi A6 3.2L LDP pump VIN: WAUKH94FX6
Hello Audi techs. Car came in with check engine light.Found fault code P2404/009220 EVAP leak detection pump sense current using VCDS. Pump held vacuum from under hood connection, no restrictions in hose. Have battery voltage at red/blue wire with engine runni...
2010 BMW 750i xDrive 4.4L fuel level sensor left VIN: WBAKC6C59A
hello guys, with ista ran the cluster test and gauge works correctly. we have narrowed down to a bad fuel gauge (so I hope) we may run some additional test before pulling the tank, customer is busy, only stopped by for a couple of hours. question is: I found...
2011 BMW 328i 3.0L rear speed sensors VIN: WBAPH7C59B
no rear speed signal before and after replaceing wheel speed sensors
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Fuel injectors VIN: 1G1JC5244V
Intermittently, this vehicle exhibits the classic start/stall of a GM passlock problem. The only components which have NOT been replaced on this system are: IPC, PCM, and wiring. I have gone through every wiring diagram I have access to through Alldata and ha...
1998 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L No Comm. to scantool VIN: 1GBJG31R6W
98 Chevy Box Truck will not start, no communication to scan tool and check engine light gets no bulb check, no spark or fuel, repaired conn. to VCM and replaced comp., however dealer can not program, disconnected Brake mod. but did not restore Comm to scan too...
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Evap, O2 monitors VIN: 1GCDT13E18
Having trouble getting O2 or Evap monitor to run, all I need is one more monitor ready for the IEPA emissions test. I first tried by letting the Evap monitor run naturally which runs the first part consistently and also runs the key off portion, I am able to... Trouble codes: P0449 (Evap Vent Solenoid Circuit), P013A, P2270 (B1S2 O2 Sensor signal stuck lean), P2271 (B1S2 O2 Sensor signal stuck rich), P0140 (B1S2 O2 Sensor insuffcient activity), P2271 (B1S2 O2 Sensor signal stuck rich)
2010 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.4L Failsafe mode VIN: 1C3CC4FB1A
hello-have this 2010 sebring with frequent throttle body issues. it drives fine 25 percent of the time the other 75 percent of the time it drops into failsafe mode and allows only about 20-25mph down the road. sometimes while this happens the lightning bolt sy...
2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L gauges, no communication VIN: 3B6MF36651
I am not very familiar with Diesel or Chrysler Bus network, but this is the problem. This is a plow truck and is very rusty. I do not know if that is a problem or not. I have a NO BUS message on the instrument cluster and several no communication codes. I have...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L No Start, interrupted cranking VIN: 1D7HW42N76
Ok, I have a 2006 Dodge Dakota that will not Start.(CNS)It only happened when the engine is cold 20F and under. When the key is rotated to the start position the engine will crank for anywhere between 0.5-1.0 sec or until the engine tries to fire. Then the sta... Trouble codes: U0101 (FCM Lost communication with TCM), U0100 (FCM Lost communication with ECM/PCM)
2007 Dodge Durango Limited 4.7L Engine VIN: 1D8HD38P7F
Anyone know if this intake on these 4.7 engines have problems with idle and vac leaks? got a p0507 code, high idle, no reason for it other then carb spray on drivers side of intake raises idle more. No visable leaks, hoses, fittings ,,,etc.
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Hesitation VIN: 3D7KS28A38
Dear diesel guys, We have an intermittent 6.7 problem. It boggs down and labors when you accelerate at times. Best way to describe the sound is like when you have the exhaust brake turned on and are decelerating. It makes that loud exhaust drone up at the eng...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5224W
After changing trans. problem started(AXODE out AX4N in, didn't work, shifting problems of which I now know why). Engine ran rough at times, stall at stops and mpg went to hell. First scanning had many codes, most very old. Next scan looking at data, O2's at 0...
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5GTDN13696
Hi guys I have this. 2006 hummer. H3 I bought with no. Body control module ..question If I bought. A new bcm . Does it. Have to program . I have the tech 2 do I need to down load software into the new or just plug and play or need to relearn the anti theft tha...
2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8FF47W77
Hello all, This is a interesting one. Every time customer refuels vehicle, within several blocks, vehicle will stall. When refilling, if they let the gas filler click off, the vehicle will stall and restart after several seconds of cranking. If they only fill...
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L transfer case VIN: SALME11413
While driving at any speed transfer case goes to a neutral condition, engine revs up and vehicle stops moving and will not hold in park. You hear a slight whining sound and the 4x4 low indicator light that is located in the instrument cluster next to the trans...
2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Abs,Vsc,Traction Control VIN: JTJHF10U53
Vehicle came in with ABS,Traction, and Brake light illuminated. Scan vehicle codes C1223 & C1225. The only description I can find is Brake actuator SMC1 or SMC2 circuit. I can not find any reference to those circuits anywhere. This car came from another shop t...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Starting VIN: JTHBK26226
Car was towed in with a no start condition, I thought the starter was the problem like ive seen on many of these before or your typical battery.. I get in the car and the first thing I notice is the dash doesn't light up, the fuel pump stays constantly running...
2007 Mercury Milan Premier 2.3L Transmission VIN: 3MEHM08Z87
Vehicle came in complaining of transmission issue and check engine light on. Scanned codes. P0778 pressure control b circuit failure. Performed testing as per chart and replaced control module. 3 days later came back again. Rechecked everything. Replaced solen...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33526
This one is giving me a hard time. I cant measure any intake leak, the crank case pressure is in spec. at 1.4 in/h2o. Fuel adaptations nominal. The concern is very intermittent so we have not been able to duplicate but its been back 4 times for the same thing.... Trouble codes: P1498
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Level Control VIN: WP1AC29P35
Vehicle came in VERY low. Sitting on bump stops. Found four codes stored for level sensor failure at all four corners (774, [...]). Verified connections, verified wiring intact (5v, gnd, sig), calibration not possible due to sensor codes. Checked actu...
2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5TBDV58117
Hello Iatn community! This Tundra is slow to give up its secrets. This stalling problem has become worse with time and now the truck is not driveable; It will run for a maximum of about 20 seconds before stalling. It often has a hard time starting at all. I wa...
2006 Volvo V70 R 2.5L fuel system VIN: YV1SJ527X6
This nightmare is for Volvo techs: 2006 V70R - code ECM 2900 fuel press signal hi/low. The pressure test reads 398 kpa - normal, gauge however reads about 350 that can be inaccurate. Pump cycle about 51% steady. We have tried a new press sensor on the rail, PA...

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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Alarm System and Horn VIN: 1C3AN55L85
We were able to check the status of the vehicle battery and it is ok. The customer is going to put this into storage over the winter and bring it to us in the spring as it is his fair weather ride. As per suggestions, I'm going to put on the siren/module. I...
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Shift points VIN: 3D7KS29C16
OK sorry about the long response time but i was trying to get a firm answer on this thing, but now it only acts up about 25% of the time. The customer has not left it with me very long because it is his work truck and he need to make money more than a perfect ...
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L convertor,trans, VIN: 1FTRW07LX3
all your replies were helpful towards informing the customer the torque converter has to be replaced and trans rebuilt. I also made sure it will be tested electronically when the work is done. Also told them to replace VSS .tx It will go to a trans shop
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L ac copressor VIN: 1FTWW31R49
customer would`nt fix truck normal.came up w/idea of jumper wire as fuse box was too expensive and the simple fix was jumper wire to engage a/c clutch.he was correct and he is gone.the fault was correct as all members indicated but out of my custom...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L Engine power VIN: 1GKFK66U63
Greetings all, sorry for the delay, 1st I would like to thank you all for your assistance. I felt that we would have been going down the right diagnostic path. Key words “would have”. Here’s what happened; The customer felt that he should not have to pay...
2014 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor
I put in new bearing and readings are the same at all wheels now. There was some scuffing on magnetic strip on bearing. I wasn't sure if this was enough to cause the problem, but apparently it was. I had already attempted to clean ring.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Running VIN: 2HKRL1863X
I wanted to thank everyone for all of the replies. All the information helped me fix this vehicle. This morning I looked at the coolant temperature sensor readings carefully. I monitor this reading many of times to find out today it read 56 degrees to 130 degr...
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Power Steering VIN: 2T2HK31U87
Here is the fix. I replaced the aftermarket rack (Maval) with a New Lexus unit. The problem was corrected immediately. Identifix Hotline was pushing me to pressure test the system so I bought a pressure gauge. That was a waste of time and money as there is...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L steering VIN: WDBUF65J74
Thank you for all the replies, the fix was the ball joint, we had gotten a bad one and found that when we disconnected the steering rack. What also helped was that we had another Mercedes sanm year and model so the customer drove both after the repair and sa...
1995 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 4A3AJ56G6S
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Pump noise. VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
I brought it to a transmission shop. He had to do an entire rebuild. $2,500. Thanks for all the help. Hopefully she will have no more issues with this vehicle again.
2001 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G2JB52401
I wish I could say it's fixed but the customer disappeared on me when I told them it would require more $ to diagnose. If it comes back, I will concentrate on the PCM and it's connections. From the responses I got, it sounds like they are prone to problems d... Trouble codes: U1000 (Class 2 Serial Communication Problem), P0336 (CKP SensorA 18/24X Out of Range), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Problem).
2008 Saturn Vue XE 3.5L a.c. VIN: 3GSDL43N68
Expansion valve was faulty and compressor was leaking from relief valve. thank you everyone for you replies.
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GD70625
Thanks for the replies on this tricky Subaru. I did have someone who had the same problem of burning out coils so I know it wasn't just our car. We cut the wire from the computer to the coil and added a new wire to see if the pattern was still a problem and it... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Number 1 cylinder).
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Caliper VIN: 4T1BK3EK7A
Hi All, Thanks for all the replies. As a result of the mention of worn bushings/ control arms etc.. we went back to the car and found a LOOSE ball joint. Not loose in the socket but someone had replaced it and one of the bolts fell out and the nuts did not hav...
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