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2005 Audi A4 1.8L compression VIN: WAULC68E45
Here's a stumper. I replaced the cylinder head on this A4 a couple weeks ago. Old head was cracked and eating coolant, as is common with AMB castings. Donor cylinder head came from 2004 Passat. Everything went fine, car ran great. Customer calls a week later a...
2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L coolant system VIN: WAUAC48H46
First of all thanks for taking time to read this post. I have an 06 audi a4 with a 1.8 turbo,customer stated low coolant light came on she topped of coolant and the overheatd bad. Car was towed in to my shop, we looked at it she cooked the head gasket. So we t...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2CNDL13F47
When turning the wheel ALL the way to the left or right when going in reverse, there is a rotational noise, clicking like steel hitting steel then, a tremendous pop type noise coming from the front right wheel area, almost like something is winding up and lett...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2C8GT64L31
Easy question for you Iacocoa boys. Can you put a used instrument cluster in this 01 Town & Country. Yep, it belongs to a used car lot. I haven't been asked to check it or anything, so I'm off the hook if it doesn't work. I have the DRB3 and script to Tech Too...
2006 Chrysler 300 C SRT8 6.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3LA73W46
This engine was stalling with a P061A. We updated the pcm and the lean codes immidately appeared. (wasn't driven) just started. These codes were not in memory before. If you drive the car the trims come down to a acceptable level 7 & 9 %. under load the trims ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2A4GP64L46
Vehicle runs rough and occasionally will die and have a hard time starting. Initially had the 3 codes listed below. MAP sensor wasn't reading correctly so it was replaced. Now currently reads 1.22 volts but goes up when opening throttle. Injector #6 control wi... Trouble codes: P0206 (Fuel Injector 6 Circuit fault), P0171 (1/1 Fuel System Lean), P0129 (BARO Pressure Out-Of-Range Low)
1940 DeSoto red sleigh .0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on
Fellow Mechanics I'm needing you help again. it's my job to test drive the old mans sleigh prior to the 24th. but with all the bs with korea and son's of anarchy episodes I fell Behind and man is he pissed at me. anyhow @ 200 ft with the sleigh loaded it start... Trouble codes: P0300
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L abs and brake lights VIN: 1FTHX26G5R
thank you all in advance, this one is not normal to me . the abs and brake warning lights will come on after driving 3-4 miles with many stops ,no codes set in memory except 16 for normal operation. a test of the rear wss showed bad . after replacement no chan...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L 4x4 VIN: 1FMZU77E82
Switched into 4x4 low and now will not come out. tried unhooking battery no help tried backing up didnt work. on a tight budget just need help getting back on the road. thanks
2009 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.0L brake pedal switch VIN: 1GTHK43K89
The brake pedal switch is is staying engaged, brake lights dont stay on. Because of this the cruise will not set, if you pull up on the brake pedal slightly, cruise will work. I installed a new stop lamp switch and the problem still exists. I am wondering if a...
2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L converter performance VIN: 2HKRL18631
I have come to you good people at IATN a few times and you have almost always helped me out. I have a 2001 Honda Odyssey that has been beating me up for about a month now. I will start from the beginning. This is a friend of mine from Philly that I help out wi...
2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L Obdii VIN: KMHWF35H34
We found no codes in system. The tech checked oxygen sensor performance and said the sensors are switching. He checked resistance on B1S1 & B2S1 oxygen sensor heaters and found 4.6 ohm on bank 1 & 4.1 ohm on bank 2 at approx. 100 F. He later checked resistance...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Overdrive VIN: 1YVFP84C34
Hello everyone and happy holidays, I replaced the engine on a 2004 Mazda 6 with a 2.3. During the road test I noticed the transmisssion wont go into overdrive or 5th gear. So at 60mph the engine is working at 2400 RPM. Not good. Also the indicator in the dash ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF22X87
every 3 days will set egr code ,have autologic sent info no response yet from autologic Trouble codes: P2355
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...
2008 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L compressor VIN: 1N4BL21E58
Hi tech's, and Merry Christmas. My scanner shows no A/c request when ATC on A/c and 60 degrees. System is fully charges. I have 5v to the pink wire at the A/c pressure switch and 4.1 to the signal red wire. Ground wire is good. Fans run all the time til the sw...
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L 4wd VIN: 5TEUU42N29
Hey all! Happy Holidays! Got this Tacoma with the 4wd indicator flashing on the dash and it's eating me alive! The vehicle originally came in when the owner said it got stuck in 4wd. A friend of his did "something" to get it unstuck, but now the flashing light...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSR69M55
This tdi is giving us headaches, please help. We performed a test while driving to see how the turbo performed. Driving and flooring value boost pressure came to 1946psi which is normal here at 7000 feet. The mass air flow reading however is only 450 tested wi... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor circuit range/performance), P0341 (Camshaft pos sensor)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start
Hi Techs- This car has a no crank problem, has no power to fuses f21,22,23,24,in under hood fuse panel. This is controlled by relay j317 in under hood fuse panel. If I ground relay and activate everything is good, I know the DFI should ground relay but not sur...

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2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Air Flow VIN: WBANE73556
Although I have not yet replaced the Expansion valve I plant to do so. I will not know for shure if the problem is fixed till warm weather. Thanks for all the Imput. Joe
2011 BMW X6 xDrive35i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAFG2102B
Thanks for all inputs. It is sent back on road today. We put a new throttle body and 6 new injector, a new battery, reprogramed the DME. Engine is running good, no surge, no die at cold and hot for 20 miles driving. Sorry for long time to close because the o...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXZW0C57B
2008 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.8L water pump VIN: 2G4WD58258
Thanks guys this one is fixed. We replaced the balancer and that fixed the problem. I still can't a problem with the old balancer. On a side note make sure you use a factory balancer my boss got me an aftermarket one and once the car hit closed loop it would n...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1B4GP45302
Well this one is fixed. We found was the valves on #3 were leaking and the cat was partially plugged. We installed a new cat and the van runs better. The customer declined to have the heads pulled at this time. Thanks all the help your the best. Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6).
2004 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Engine VIN: KNDUP13194
Thank you all for your help and info it was all great! To make a long story short, we found that the exhaust cam on bank 2 was off by one tooth, it was retarded. It makes sense why it was running the way it was, but what stumps me is how did it jump a tooth ? ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2DU86W43
Thanks for all the help.The turned out to be what most everyone said it would be. Apparently the aftermarket iac valve did not jive with that system.After exhausting all of the suggestions I finally told customer that he needed a oem iac valve.He picked up the...
1984 Subaru SAMBAR 660CID no run/no spark
First let me thank the seven(7) responders. The fix on this was running wires directly from Distributor to coil and feeding ignition power to the (+) side. Runs fine. The trouble I was having is; this vehicle was never made or imported to USA. Everything is in...
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