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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28NX1
Hi Group, I'm getting my butt kicked in on this one. This vehicle keeps setting a lean code and I can't seem to figure out why. When this vehicle codes, the freeze frame data for short and long term fuel trim is never beyond +-3%, and its in closed loop! Fuel... Trouble codes: P1136 (Fuel system lean bank 1), 17544 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
2006 Audi A3 Quattro 3.2L Emission VIN: WAUKD78P06
Hello, i would like to thanks in advance for the help. We got this Audi A3 V6 3.2 with a code P2279 intake air system leak. we smoked test already and spray tested and couldn't find any leak. we removed the intake manifold and exhaust manifold and replaced the...
2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E47
Dtc p0089 low fuel pressure system-obtained data and thinking elect pump but not sure-no experience with this dtc-any advise apreciated. Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel pressure regulation 012555)
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Radio and suspension VIN: WBADP634XY
Intermittent problem. The Radio cuts out and the suspension light comes on the dash. Radio comes back after 1 or 2 seconds, Shutting off the car and turning it back on will also reset the problem. I've read about the ignition switch on these cars, but the cust...
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Hvac VIN: 1G6KD54Y21
Thanks for help in advance. Customer complaint is heater only works on max temp, if tempature setting is moved off of max (90 degrees)by 1 degree it starts to blow cool. Confirmed complaint, watched counts with scan tool. Counts at 90 degrees are 233, drop to ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 3GNFK16R3V
Vehicle came n with a no start, charged the battery and started testing things, customer had been working on suv before us. found that it had no pulse at the inj. wires were good, replaced the pcm and reset the security, now I have pulse but still does not sta...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXEG7B
This vehicle has the MIL and the Stabilitrak light coming on and flashing intermittently. I have noted that when the live misfire data is observed that during steady throttle position the data will indicate massive amounts of misfires especially on cylinder fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected)
1993 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start VIN: 1B7GL23Y7P
Customer had installed 4 aftermarket rem pcm's all failed within a week. I was not informed about this so diag showed a bad pcm. I replaced pcm with a dodge rem and within a week it was back in with a no start. Replaced pcm again with a dodge rem. I have cked ...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L No Start VIN: 1D4GP23R76
Van quit on highway. towed in. Engine cranks and will not pulse the injectors or make spark. Fuel pump will run and does. On the scan tool I am getting data that shows all sensors working and reporting engine rpms. Almost like it is intentionally shutting fuel...
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L blend door
I have a 2008 dodge avenger with a bad blend door actuator. it appears to me that it has stripped the gears do to it not stopping once it closes the door it is operating. I can remove it and itoperates fine but when it gets to the end of its travel when it is ...
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZK02155
Customer still complains that vehicle sometime will not start or starts but misfires and coughs and stalls. We suspect the throttle body because the graphs do not show a smooth response from either throttle position sensor. Ford Hotline took a look at the grap...
2009 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDAF56R39
Greetings fellow Technicians. One day I will learn to stop installing Ford diesel engines. We installed a reman 6.4l Jasper unit 8k mi ago. The timing cover failed and the engine filled up with water. They continued to drive it and eventually took it to anothe... Trouble codes: P2291
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L epass gear VIN: 1FTFW1EF9B
-Original Observation was hard steering/steering locked -original codes + "service steering" indication 1. U0428 invalid data from steering column control module 2. U 3000:96 SCCM internal failure 3. C1963 stability control inhibit warning - access SCCM vi...
2012 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2FMDK4JC8C
Have a low mileage Ford Edge in the shop now and the customer complaint is it will not exceed 78mph. I checked for codes and found none. On the road test I can confirm that it will not accelerate past 78 mph. I tried up hills, down hills, manually shifting to ...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L downshift VIN: 1GTHK23161
Ok to anyone with Allison experience. Truck has a very delayed downshift when you come to a stop. If you stop and try to accel right away it will free rev then slam into first. If you come to a stop and sit for about 20 sec you can actually feel the trans down...
2004 Isuzu Axiom S 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S2DE58Y74
Hellow fellow technicians we recibed the vehiculo in mention with customer complaining of misfire on idle.After a long diagnostic we found that the computer that was installed on the veh.was the wrong computer ( two last digit different 63 and correct are 64,6... Trouble codes: P0305, P0303
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L driveline VIN: 1J4FY19S4X
This Jeep came in with a complaint of a funny feel when first driving . I road tested it and it feels like a vibration /Drone noise . As I first left the shop it was ok till I hit about 10 mph .Then this Vibration / Drone occurred . It did not change with spee...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8B5VF22G
Good morning Guys. I need your help please, The car will start and run if I hold the gas down a little and it will run from 1500 rpms to about 3000 rpms but the computer will shut off the injectors or spark below or above that. dont know where to go from here....
2001 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L speedo VIN: 1LNHM83W31
hi everyone i got this 2000 towncar that two other shops looked out,fuel guage and temp guage ok,speedo inop and check eng lite,abs,brake lite on at all times, i have a u1039 and p1502 I have checked charging system all fuses they were these cars have ...
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L Egs VIN: WMWRF33578
Hello All! We have a Mini cooper here that came in with no upshifting from the low ratio and no comm with the trans ECU (EGS in mini speak). We have good power and ground to the ecu. We scope tested the can lines, we have good signals high and low and matchin...
1994 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.3L Upper Engine Noise Or Rattle VIN: 1G2NE5533R
I replaced the noisy timing chain,guides and gears and the water pump. The pump had a very bad bearing. After completion i still have a noisy engine. The rattle seems to be in the upper end cam cover or chain area. Here is the weird part, if i turn the steerin...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Starter VIN: 3G7DA03E81
Will not crank via the key, can jump at the relay and it cranks and runs for about 30 seconds. No other codes come up.
2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L Unknown VIN: 5TETU62N15
We have a truck here that when shifting through the gears will start bouncing like the whole truck wants to come off the ground. It does it at 2-3 3-4 and 4-5 shifts, it doesn't do it every time and if you leave the selector in 4 it won't do it at all. The flu...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L hybrid battery pack VIN: JTDKB20U66
Looking for Toyota hybrid techs. I have a Prius here that came in for regular service. We replaced spark plugs, coolant in both systems, trans fluid, front brake pads, and turned rotors off car. Now we have a check engine light, a P0A80: Replace hybrid battery...
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Intake VIN: WV2NB47052
This van has a pretty bad oil leak from the intake air tube. The oil is leaking out of the clamp right after the air filter. This vehicle has strong compression. Checked for excessive vacuum from oil cap and dipstick and there was none. Not a VW expert, need s...

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2008 Audi A6 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUAH74F88
After a call to an Audi tech friend we replaced the low fuel pressure sensor located on the high pressure line on the engine (06E 906 051K). After a day of heat soaking and test driving, the vehicle is running great. Our Audi tech friend was saying this is a ...
2009 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.9L passinger side VIN: 1G4HD57M19
Thanks for all who replied to my problem vehicle. We decided to go with a heater core after pulling the dash and finding no doors broke or binding. And that fixed the no heat problem on the passenger side of the car. Car is now gone and customer is happy, onc...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSF21P85
Thank you to all twenty-one of you who responded. Many of you pointed out that a hot-no-restart is usually related to loss of high-pressure oil somewhere in the system - whether it be the riser tubes, STC fitting/connector, o-rings, or even an IPR with a ruptu...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V96
Sorry for the delay...both converters were plugged up. Replaced converters and the truck ran like new. I suspect previous misfires were the cause of the converter issue. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0171.
2010 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.0L Timing chain VIN: NM0LS7AN1A
Thanks Jean, Davids and all others for helping. The tools for this job are Camshaft alignment plate tool 303-465 and crankshaft TDC timing peg tool 303-507, also my mechanic found out you have to line up crank pulley the right way (hole pointing 6 pm) for cran...
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Fuel VIN: KM8SC73E14
Thanks for the input. Cleaned throttle body and released car to customer. Came back 2 weeks later and was acting up while it was here. Turned ignition off for 10 seconds and restarted, car drove fine. Called dealer to get acc. position sensor and the parts guy...
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L electrical VIN: SALSH22439
I'm sending this one to the dealer.I'm 99% certain that I have a bad instrument cluster.A new cluster costs a grand and then needs to be programmed to the car.I dont' want to risk a thousand on that 1% of uncertainty. The easiest way to determine if it is ...
2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 1N6DD21S21
confirmed fix, thanks Al from Florida! right on with EGR flow. cleaned passages in intake manifold. #1 was clogged between 1 and 2 cylinders.
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D95
1986 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1VWFA0178G
Thanks for all the help i pulled the sending unit out and replaced the transfer fuel pump in the tank, fixed thanks again
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGP61JX1
The fix for this car is a different injection pump. If I add fuel to the intake when cranking it will start and run. Talked with Auto Logic about this concern, they state that the start up injection inside the pump has failed. It is a used pump. Now just w...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L oil pressure VIN: WVWAK73CX6
After discussing the possibilities of what could have gone wrong, the customer did not think the car was worth the investment. Vehicle left. Not sure what there going to do. From all the great replies,sounds like when these engines go bad they go bad in a bi...
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