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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Oil pressure VIN: WAUSF78K89
I am looking for input on this 2.0 turbo Audi. It keeps setting a code 5580 or P164B 00 oil pressure switch malfunction. The actual oil pressure numbers look good (see test results) and the oil pressure switch, reduced oil pressure switch and oil regulating va...
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L No Start VIN: WBADD6323W
This BMW is driving us crazy and we need some input. I apologize in advance for the length of this post. If any of this looks familiar it is because this car has been posted before as a no crank problem. Cranks, but does not start. Good fuel pressure. No spar... Trouble codes: 14 (Fault lamp MIL), D1 (Signal EWS manipulated)
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L K-CAN crash VIN: 5UXFE83547
Well this one is really kicking our butts and my (foolish, ego-driven) inability to give up has tallied more hours than could ever be billed. We can not find the K-CAN fault in this E70. THE BACKGROUND: Car came in with an electrical system failure message i...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXZW0C57B
Need help on this 35d. Mil is on for 4a2e # 5 glow plug activation.intake mainfold need to remove to replace the glow plug.do not work on these bmw diesel much.ques is do i need glow plug only or i should be looking to replace module as well like mercedes.if i... Trouble codes: 4A2E
2009 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Rear Of Vehicle VIN: 5GAEV23D29
Customer complains rear of vehicle sways on cornering and lane change on highway, inspected rear supension, replaced rear shocks, customer still complains about problem, it doesn`t always happen. Unabale to find problem, everything checks ok
1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire
This truck came in with the customer saying it has a misfire at wide open throttle above 4000 rpm. Took it out and drove it (scared me) at 5000 rpm cylinder #3 misfires about 10 time back fires in exhaust and then when it shifts and it is gone. Idles perfect, ...
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 LT 6.0L stability control VIN: 1GAHG39U46
van will activate the stability control system on completely dry ground, very light throttle, taking off from a stop in a straight line. no codes are stored. all speed sensor data looks normal. any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated. very little inform...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL03708
Hey everyone. I am looking for opinions on this Equinox. In may of 2014 at 125,000 km I replaced the timing chains, guides and tensioners etc. as specified in TSB 12-06-01-0091. The PCM and TCM were both flashed with the latest calibration at this time. The co... Trouble codes: P0008
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L engine noise VIN: 1GNFK13008
Hey guys, have a Tahoe that was brought in showing int low oil pressure [15 psi] and noise in valve train int., I road tested vehicle and it kept 40 psi oil pressure at cruising speed but could hear a lifter start tapping int. At idle it would show 15 to 30 ps...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK29C59
Hello All! MIL sets P2534 in Fuel Pressure Control Module (FPCM) and trailer brake control module (which it doesn't have) immediately on start up. have good battery voltage at Fuel Pressure Control Module with key in Ignition positions 2 and crank. Interesting... Trouble codes: P2534 (Ign circuit low), P069E
2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L Rear brakes VIN: 1B7GG22N31
Hello to all. This truck is having an issue with the brakes, the right rear will overheat after a 15 min drive. Temps are L/F-240 R/f-240 L/R 150 R/R 350. This originally came in with warped rotors and drums. We replace front pads and rotors and rear shoes, ...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B4GP45302
Misfire at idle and in gear only. Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6)
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L 4x4 VIN: 1D7RV1CT7A
I have this Dodge truck with the "service 4X4" light on. I completed all the tests relevant to this code, checking wiring for continuity, short to voltage etc. All wiring tested good so the conclusion was to replace the Drive Train Control Module. The code cam...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P63
This truck is an early build 6.0 diesel. It has the dreaded hot no start condition. Ficm maintains 48 volts. When shut down after engine is warm the truck will not start. Injection pressure is below 300 and upon air test i can hear air leaking out of the front...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMDU73K13
2003 ford explorer, throwing codes P0740, 741, 743. followed ford diagnostics A to symptom test. witch turns around and puts you back at the same test for the codes. checked voltage at pin 3 at A/T 13 volts, checked for changing voltage between pin 3 (Batt) an...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cruise control VIN: 1FTPW14595
I have a 2005 Ford F150 Laret 4X4. With a 5.4 L engine, automatic. I have no Cruise control light on dash at all. Have power supply, checked all fuses, good, checked switch under dash on brake pedal good, System appears to be completely dead to control switch ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L odometer, radio, power windows VIN: 1FMZU73E15
hi guys thanks in advance. This is an 05 explorer that when you turn the key on it takes one to two minutes for the acc relay to finally click and the odometer power window and radio will work. tried to reset system by undoing battery and draining modules. fix...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAHP34N75
This one came in as a no crank. Charged battery, still no crank. Put power to solenoid, still no crank, voltage drops ok; replace starter, still no crank but cranks with power to solenoid. Trace starter circuit, find no ground for starter relay, condemned PCM....
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR44U26
after replacing pcm I have a no start with anti theft light flashing ...this is with either pcm is there a way to bypass or reset the antitheft?
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FTYR44U18
1st Appointment we serviced the rear brakes, bought new drums and machine, adjust and let customer drive. Within 3 days the wheel hop was back 2nd App we serviced the shoes again, machine drums and replace spring return kit. Lasted 3 days again 3rd App we repl...
2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Monitors VIN: 1HGFA16588
This car was not running monitors,even after hundreds of miles driven,all data looked good,mode 6 data was within specs and tolerances.first thing i tried was a software update and that did the trick,monitors all ran on the first drive cycle,posting this for f...
2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46C06
i currently have an06 hyundai sonata 2.4 l engine in the shop. i had just brought the car in from the car for a safety check because the car had just been sold. when i brought the car in i had to boost it to get it started and i notice the check engine light w...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1J4HR58255
I have a very intermittent problem on this beast. Customer states that vehicle sometimes surges when stopped and sometimes stalls when coming to a stop. I've never been able to duplicate the surging but, after multiple test drives, finally duplicate the stall ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L power locks VIN: JT6HF10U6Y
Door locks all Inop,can only open and close doors with key.Heat works but can't control because not showing on display,radio and time show on display.All 4 doors lock inop except for rear hatch.All other systems are ok.Fuses are all good.Thanks for help in adv...
2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L No Start VIN: JTJHW31U28
Looking for anyone having hybrid experience to help shortcut this diagnosis. Starts briefly, then immediately runs like crap, rattles and dies. Moves in EV mode until engine tries and fails to start. Sets a "Failed to start" code (P0A0F) in the HV side and all... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign coil A primary/secondary ckt), P0352 (b), P0353 (c), P0354 (d), P0355 (e), P0356 (f)
2003 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L srs light on VIN: WDBRF64J83
Has a code b1025,with srs light.Code definition is drivers squib resistance high.Any good testing tips or tricks.I am not familiar with these systems
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L hard start VIN: 3N1CB51D01
Hi need some help from the Nissan techs out there. This Sentra came in with complaint of hard start cold. We were able to duplicate you can crank it for a good 2 min before it starts. Looked at all sensor readings when this problem occurs and they all seem fin...
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D04
We have a 2004 sentra here that came in with a cat code and the cat definitely shows bad on scan data during a drive cycle. The issue that bugs me is that the vehicle is staying in open loop all the time even though all the data pids look normal other than the... Trouble codes: P0420
2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L Interior VIN: JN8AZ18W59
Hi every body, I need some help with this nissan. problem is when turn the ignition on, right front power window comes down, then stay there for ever, doesn`t work from master window switch or the single switch in right front door. checked inputs to the single...
2011 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L Wireless Ignition Node VIN: 3D73Y3CL6B
this all started with a driveability concern. EGR bypass fault. refered to identifix cases and found tsb related to calibration update if required before proceeding with any repairs. recorded cal # obtained through a Verus and compared with most recent on the ...
1990 Toyota Camry DLX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4T1SV21E9L
Greetings everyone. So this is the vehicle of an elderly neighbor of mine. She doesn't have much money so I am trying to help her as inexpensively as possible. The problem is an intermittent stumble/stall and wanting to stumble/stall when pressing the accelera...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L air bag VIN: 5TBBT4416Y
customer bring this truck for check engine light on and no power my tech found code p1125 throttle control motor circuit fault replace TBI assy from toyota reset pcm Carr OK nex morning costumer bring back because battery is drain charge battery found air bag ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 2-3 Shift Cold Only VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
We did a complete overhaul on the transmission including torque converter, all pistons, bushings and EPC solenoid. Updated internal harness with hard wire style. Vehicle will shift great except when cold. The first 8-9 upshifts into 3rd gear will slip. Only wh...

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2005 BMW 760Li 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN83595
Thanks to everyone's help. We replaced a defective #4 fuel injector and the miss fire is no longer present. Trouble codes: P0304.
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GNEK13T51
thank you all for your sport and advice's car is fix and problem was on star module. one more time we won.
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L stering motor VIN: 1G1ZS51F36
Thanks to all that chimed in: We ended up installing the column in addition to the steering motor/module. We tried to get away with just the motor/module and save the customer a few bucks but it was not going to happen. Due to the high mileage on the car it wa...
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1B7MC33DXW
I got a little luck on this one. We replaced the fuel pump in the same year of truck but with a gas motor. The gauge worked fine on the truck with the gas motor so I was able to plug a couple of jumper wires in and test the gauge on the diesel truck and conf...
2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L programming VIN: 1D4HD38N66
I was able to get the correct pin number, and program the remote. I was unaware that there would be any legality issues with asking for that info here, because users here ask for radio codes all the time. In the future, I will contact my local dealer.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Lighting VIN: 1FMPU18LXX
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21R38
Thank you guys for the help you offered.When I checked out the truck I did not clear codes and customer took truck and was going to bring it back but so far the check engine light has stayed off.Alldata says the life of the particulate filter is 250,000 miles... Trouble codes: P2002 (Particulate filter efficiency below threshold), B1290 (Particulate filter differential pressure too low).
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW47RX8
REMOVED BOTH VALVE COVERS TO CHECK FOR LEAKING FUEL LINES. FOUND FUEL SHOOTING OUT OF #8 INJECTOR TUBING. REPLACED INJECTOR LINE AND WAS STILL MISSING ON #2 CYLINDER. REPLACED BANK 2 INJECTORS AND MISS AND SMOKE GONE. THANKS FOR THE HELP. Trouble codes: P006B, P0234 (Turbocharged engine overboost condition), P0684 (Glow plug control module to pcm), P2452 (Dpf pressure sensor circuit a), P0266 (Cylinder 2 contribution/ balance fault), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire detected).
2010 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP3FN5A
ok its fixed trhanks to all that replied. THis is how I ended up finding and fixing the problem I already knew there were no leaks in the tank area and I pressure tested the filler neck no leaks,tested the ftp sensor was working, so I removed the charcoal cani... Trouble codes: P0442.
1995 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L traction control actuator VIN: JNKNG01D6S
we had the vehicle for awhile and the more the vehicle was operated the less frequent the pump cycles became and the track and slip lights stayed off. So we released vehicle back to client and thus far no reports of issues. Possibly there a problem with the ac...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L Open fuse VIN: SAJEA01U13
Thanks to all who took the time to respond. I rechecked the wiring harness and found nothing that would indicate a problem. I rechecked the current draw with a scope. The pattern looked good and current draw was good. I replaced the pump with a new Jag unit...
2005 Jaguar XK8 4.2L Shifer VIN: SAJDA42C35
After checking at the console (after removing the shifter cover) to confirm that the micro switch activated when the shifter is in the Park position and that the solenoid worked when powered, I replaced the brake light switch. This cured the problem. There are...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L engine VIN: 1J4GZ58S8R
I want to thank all who replied for your help.Unfortunately I have not solved this issue. The following week the jeep threw the check engine light on.Check for codes = P041, charging system concern,checked integrity of charging circuit and replaced alternator....
2002 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1BJ24632
Well this one was interesting and this is going to be a long summary. This was actually a car that I purchased for dirt cheap on craigslist with this problem. It had changed hands a few times and had a ton of new parts on it but never got fixed. I tried new OE... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected).
1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no throttle response VIN: WDBEA32E8R
Thanks to all who took time to give assistance. The main thing I was looking for was how to retrieve codes with this tool. I already knew the wiring was bad and we replaced the T/Body. But when we were still having problems (turned out to be defective reman...
2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Headlight Adj. Module VIN: WP0CA29942
We found the module behind the audio amplifier in the front trunk area. Installed new one and headlight adjustment issues are fixed. Strange that all the info pointed to beneath the passenger air bag. Even the Porsche PIWIS-Ti documents said the same thing. Ma...
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L Clutch VIN: YS3GN4MR8B
After some reading and research I pulled the clutch, it was burnt on the flywheel side.the flywheel was ok, the real trick to this job is that the pressure plate is self adjusting so when you want to bolt it to the flywheel it must be compressed while bolting ...
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L battery light is on VIN: JTMBD32V26
Ok I finally had it with this one..the alternator was charging and yet the battery light was still on, sent it to the dealer and they spent hours on it, found no wiring issues, said the only thing they could do was start to replace parts and see what cured the...
2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBV541X8
Well, thank you all for your responses. I ended up having to throw in the towel on this one. The customer said he didn't think that the starter was the problem because it has been doing this intermittently since he got the truck 2 years ago and the starter m...
2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L electrial VIN: 2T1BU4EE3A
I want to say thank every one for the help.I remove some fuse to test them out side.the were all ok. Disconect battery leave car over night .car start.possible system reset.
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