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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Shifter VIN: WAUAF78E06
Hello Audi Techs, The customer got stuck in a gas station and the vehicle wouldn't come out of Park the customer kept playing with it and eventually it came out of park and drove it to the shop. There were no codes in the system and the vehicle shifts out of p...
2008 Audi A6 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUAH74F88
Hi, We have this 2008 Audi A6 3.2 fsi that is cutting off after reaching operating temp and not setting any fault codes. After the vehicle stalls it will start back up with no problem, only to cut off again within a few minutes. Upon finding a newer battery...
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, SES Flashes Constant VIN: WBAET37495
Hello Techs, This BMW was brought to us from another in town shop owner (its there personal vehicle) Approx: 1 yr. ago, (only in cold temperatures), the car started with: int. NO-Start (cranks Normally), or starts right up and idle surges from 800-1300 for app... Trouble codes: 2869 (DME self test RAM check faulty P16A3), 28B2, 2830 (DME self test checksum P16A0), 27A1, 2796 (THrottle adaptation values incorrect P1632)
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K11
Bought car and ran it for a couple of days with no problems.Car sat for 4 months. Now the airbag light come on with check engine light on 1 day latter. Security light come on 2 days latter. All cluster needles together swung back and fore twice and then was fi... Trouble codes: U1064
2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: 1GCFG15X97
Vehicle long crank and hard to start. Will start with gas pedal depressed. When running cylinders 5 & 6 misfiring on tech 2 graphic. Let go of pedal will stall. Inj/balace tests and pressure tests show fuel system ok and no bleed down. Has spark from coil--thr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple/random misfires)
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L transmision VIN: 2C3JA63HX5
Transmision does not shift,speedometer did not work till it was reset,shift solinoid not set,2-3 not set3-4 not set,limp home set
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1B7MC33DXW
Fuel gauge reads empty all the time. Customer said tank is full right now and there is a fifth wheel hitch bolted through frame so I would like to try and narrow down the cause before I start taking things apart. I found the connection behind the left front ti...
1998 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GG22Y1W
Boss bought this truck off of customer after replacement off shift solenoid,that problem is resolved.However days later code po138 downstream 02 short to voltage appearce.He has out her tech install 02,and cat(do to rotten egg smell)without any testing.Code co...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L cylinder 1 misfire VIN: 1D7HA18D75
Hey guys, new member here. I have this 05 Ram that is driving us nuts! Keeps coming up with cylinder 1 misfire (p0301). I've gone through all the tests, and come up with nothing. Watching misfire counter, cylinder 1 starts misfiring under load fairly consisten...
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L Unknown VIN: 3D4PG1FG3B
While braking this vehicle sounds like the brake pad material is gone and the back of the pad is hitting the rotor and grinding violently. At higher rates of speed you can feel it in the steering wheel, brake pedal and floor board. It can be so loud that you c...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Brake Light On Dash VIN: 1FTRX14W14
Wondering if anyone out there has had success in repairing cluster. My customer has very little $$$. Cannot afford a new cluster, as it is christmas time! please help. Thank you!
2007 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMDK02177
I have the above codes: P0840, P0871, P0701 and P0942. The customer states that it will rev up sometimes going uphill and is afraid to drive it over 45 mph. It sounds to me from the codes as if the pressures are too low in the whole transmission. Probably caus...
2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on
Code P01345...vehicle starts and runs fine...no rough idle 1...changed engine oil and filter 2...replaced cam sensor and checked connector 3...replaced cam actuator solenoid and checked connector 4...replaced crank sensor After each step the code was cleared ... Trouble codes: P1345
2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L removability VIN: SAJJA42CXY
The car came in with a lack of fuel pressure. I have determined that the fuel pump is faulty. The fuel tank must be removed to gain access to the pump. The instructions in Alldata direct the removal of the fuel lines from beneath the car, indicating that the a...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Open fuse VIN: SAJEA01U13
I have a Jag in the shop that has blown F47 fuse twice. It was towed in. I've replaced the fuse and had the car running for 2 hours at idle and 1500 RPM in the shop. I've driven the car 5 of miles with no problems. I've checked current draw with a lab scope an...
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Shifer VIN: SAJDA42C35
This car came in due to not releasing from the "Park" position when the key is on and the brake pedal pressed. There is a stored code, P 0706, which is "J gate selector position implausible". I have connected my scanner (Autologic) to the car and can monitor g...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Battery VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Hi: I am hoping someone has run into this before. Car was driven to me after jump start. Battery continues to discharge when sitting. Battery and alternator tests good. I disconnected alternator and draw still present. Draws full battery voltage (12.77). Ammet...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC12564
Car came in running rough, had misfire codes and P1166 code. Engine act like its choking out when revving (like an air flow meter acts )but after the rpm's start to go up if revs fine. Spark plug wires were chewed by some rodent but done see any other wires ch... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean), P0301 (Misfire Cyl. 1), P0302 (Misfire Cyl 2), P0303 (Misfir Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4), P1166 (Bank 1 Control adaptation has reached preset limits)
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air suspension VIN: SALME15476
We have here a vehicle which drops on the RF side after about an hour or sometimes more. After 3 or 4 hours, the RR drops. The Left side never drops. I checked the system very closely for any leaks. I found no leaks. Since the airbags are such a common proble...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L NO Crank VIN: JTHBK26296
Vehicle came in with a no start/no crank; check engine mil does not illuminate on start up. Replaced power source module and efi relay and motor began to crank. Five cylinders were found washed out w/ low compression. Added oil to cylinders, vehicle ran great ...
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ24632
Hello all. Thank you in advance for any helpful hints. This Protege will drop signal to the 2/3 ignition coil around 2700-2800 rpm. Sometimes it is only one trigger event that drops, sometimes it will not fire the coil until you get out of the rpm range. Above... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected)
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Sbc VIN: WDBSK75F83
Have this fault code and can not find enough information to make the test. The Brake Switch S9/1 does not send a signal to the Drivers SAM N10/10 The code reads: C249C-Test Cable Stop lamp to N10/1(Driver-side SAM control unit with fuse and relay module)for V...
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBF71E57
Greetings to all this truck came in with 2 codes one was for a crank sensor,we scoped crank sensor and signal looks good,other code is for engine off time not really sure what thats for.i cleared ecm drove car over night no problems coming in this morning it s... Trouble codes: P2610 (Engine off time has an implausible value), P0335
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L rotors VIN: JN1CA21D1T
first customer came in for front brakes lock up. replaced brake master cylinder,front brake pads, front brake hoses, front rotors and both front calipers customer returned a month later with front brakes locked up again and rear brakes have no problem. Could i...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N6DD21S21
code p0301, misfire only when hot! start and cold runs good, drive for a few miles starts to miss. turn engine off no misfire till drivin again. Has new distributor from old p0340 cam sensor code, has been repaired, spark plugs good wires good and injector tes...
2012 Nissan Versa 1.8 S 1.8L rear wipers VIN: 3N1BC1CP2C
replaced wiper motor,front control module,multifunction switch and wiper motor. no voltage to rear wiper motor.
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HY54K22
Have a repeat affender, vehicle had no coil output from one coil, found problem to be bad ignition module, replaced module and was fine for 6 months, vehilce died no spark on all three coils, tested all inputs and outputs and all lead to bad module, replaced a...
2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Won't Crank VIN: WP1AA29P66
Hello Porsche Techs, Car was towed in, it won't crank, the key does get accepted and you hear the steering try to unlock but it keeps making a ratcheting sound and the gears sound like they are slipping in the steering column. On the dash the display says "MOV...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear diff VIN: JF1SF63531
Hi, folks. I'm posting for another tech in the shop who is at his wit's end. This Subie came in with a complaint of a clicking type noise coming from the rear of the car at while diving around in town. Initially, it was diagnosed as a rear u-joint, and a new...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drivability VIN: JT3HP10V4X
thanks everyone in advance for your help. customer had vehicle at another repair shop for 4 months, tech replaced all below parts for a sluggish problem. customer got it back and drove about 20 miles. the next day customer drove another 10 miles and experience...
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L Remote fob operation VIN: 4T1BK36B55
Just started working on Toyotas and now have an Avalon that came in with a complaint of the trunk release being inoperable with the 2 remote fobs the vehicle came with. The vehicle was recently acquired by the customer and I have verified that both fobs work p...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Warning Chime VIN: 3VWRF31Y46
This very low mileage convertible has a problem with the warning chime for the lights on. You sit in the car with the seat belt buckled and start the car. The warning chime with the tone for lights left on will sound for one minute and then stop. If you then t...
2008 Volkswagen Eos VR6 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDB71F88
Greetings. When this EOS came in for a set of tires we noticed the SES was on and the idle speed was surging. We found the above service codes and as I was giving it a cursory look over I thought I could hear a vacuum like hiss from near the throttle body. I a... Trouble codes: 16452 (MAP/MAF Throttle correlation), 16485 (MAF Performance)
2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Air distribution? VIN: 3VW3L7AJ0B
First time in for this customer/vehicle, and car is new to them. The right heat duct (right footwell vent in VW) always blows cold air, it is a manual system, the blend air door seems to be fine, temp changes fine, works on Defrost, vent, blend, but all the ti...
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L heater VIN: 1VWBN7A36D
VW techs, This passat has a manual heater/ac control. the problem is it has little heat on the passenger side. The driver side will produce 160 degree air from the far passenger vent. From left to right the vents get cooler. The far right vent only gets to abo...
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1LS5514R
hello Volvo world. I am replacing the ac high pressure trinary switch with four wires. the original part #9132754 is nla. I found a 4 seasons switch part #36581 that has the same four wire setup. the Volvo switch has two each solid black and brown wires. the 4...
2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1TS91ZX3
This car as come to us from a local(Non Volvo) Dealership it was sold as a used car. It started off as a dead skip so they replaced 1 plug and 1 Coil in #2 cyl. So after a bit of highway driving at 70-80 mph and let off the gas and coast down to 60 then acce...

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1995 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Stall VIN: 1G6DW52P9S
last night after supper it slapped me upside the head. the maf sensor wasn't seeing airflow becuz i had left the resonator/engine cover off for observation purposes. it is part of the air intake so this was letting the air bypass the maf. put on my slippers an...
2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDT13644
I installed a new(reman) cam actuator. This fixed it. When I removed the old one I noticed it was very loose and it actually rattled. Thanks for everyone's help
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Timing Chain VIN: 2B3HD46R11
It seems that the only way to fix this is from what some of the replies I got, to install the new updated OEM kit from Dodge. The kit that is designed totally different from original and needs all gears including the water pump replaced to make it fit. Unfort...
2002 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HG48X22
no fix yet on this one as vehicle is still here and we are still trying to pin point the problem. would like to thank everybody that has suggested things and all were help full so far but truck still sets the light. will be digging deeper into this one and w... Trouble codes: P1491.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBNE31L6X
thanks alot guys for the responses. it was the crankshaft sensor pigtail that was the problem. replaced the sensor as well. Trouble codes: P0230.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14584
This one was just dumb- we missed the fact that the cam had jumped a tooth on the passenger side when rail failed. We retimed cam- all is well. Thanks! Greg and crew
2006 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L transmission VIN: 1GKDT13S46
I did a trans fluid and filter change and was unable to get the problem to occur again. customer has not been back as of today. I would like to send Clifford of Texas a special thank you for grading my post.
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L noise VIN: 5FNRL18064
After spending hours working on this I finally narrowed the sound down to the transmission cooler lines. I listened directly to the cooler lines with my stephescope and heard the humming noise. Back flushed the transmission cooler inside the radiator and got...
2003 Isuzu Rodeo S V6 3.2L immobilser VIN: 4S2DM58W13
thanks to all that replied the 3 codes in question were b8003 b8004 and b8007 my scanner put them all as b000# 3 and 4 have to do with key and coil 7 is comunication we suspect a faulty imobliser ecu.due to condition of car customer decided it was time for...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1J8HR58M18
Many thanks for all the replies. We removed the transmission again and installed another RMS, this time it sealed and remains dry after 600 miles. With the transmission removed it gave me the opportunity to see the drain holes that many of you described and I ...
2008 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L Shift Solenoid B VIN: KNAFE12168
well kia is fixed thanks to steve who must be a transmission genius i didnt see anything wrong with the ribbon i even put a ohm meter on it too check the connections but having the valve body out i replaced both electrical ribbons then i test drove the car and...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Srs VIN: WDBKK47F6W
Thanks for the replies. It seems that there is no consensus regarding the SRS module being programmed to the vehicle. Also, just to be clear, I wasn't going to buy/install a used control module. I was just trying to gather information for the customer. We've h...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTK56F97
the car is fixed.my basic question was in alldata right in front of me.there is a tech bulletin which gives three different scenarios concerning vanos codes. the bulletin gives three different scenarios with different sets of codes to get you on the right... Trouble codes: 60 (cam adjuster right side incorrect position of exhaust cam), 276 (ditto intake cam), 276 (ditto intake cam).
2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L fans,blower VIN: WDBSK71F88
Group we decided to send this one to the dealer. Everything pointed to a driver sam being bad but we can't reprogram if it is so told customer that would be the best place to get repaired properly. Also all the time it was at another shop and them messing with...
2008 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD09W88
Thanks to all who gave input on this Nissan problem child. After reading replies, I decided to go back and do a leak down test on the dr. bank, it was easy to see then, it had 90% leak down. Advised customer of options, and decided to go with Jasper reman en...
2009 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS58T69
Herb from Colorado was right about the starter. The weather just needed to be below freezing for it to act up again. I went through several starters to get one that was drawing an amperage that I liked. Thanks for all the help. Vehicle continued to start ... Trouble codes: U1000, P0725.
2005 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3ED59A55
As most of your responses suggested, the cam timing was out. The intake cam was advanced one tooth. The timing marks are not the most accurate or precise on this engine. In the end with everything lined up at the TDC position it would appear as though the ca... Trouble codes: P0300.
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L Bleeding VIN: 3GSCL53728
Thanks everyone for your replies. We started opening up the brake lines at the right front and worked our way back. We determined the master cylinder wasn't pushing out enough fluid out of the back line. Replaced it with another master cylinder and the system ...
2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BH6861Y
So I installed a Subaru thermostat and its been a couple weeks with no problems. Thanks for the tips. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Pan gasket VIN: 3VWCK21CX3
Thanks for the input guys. We put a OE gasket on it and problem solved. I forget the name of the first gasket kit we used but the second was a Febi that we got from Worldpac.
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCK31C34
Turns out the thermostat fixed the code. The low speed fans are bad but the customer denied service.
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L excessive smoke from exhaust after replacing PCV VIN: WVWEK93C16
Thanks to everyone who replied. There was excessive oil in the plenum and it took a while for it to burn off. The smoke gradually stopped. Thanks again everyone.
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Power VIN: 3VWST81K66
Got car back from Dealer and word for word this is it. Scanned system and had 1 dtc for under boost condition. Checked N75 and found to be in limp mode. Checked fuel supply and found filter clogged with soot and thick layer of rusty sediment in housing. Replac... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulation).
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