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2005 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Steering Assist VIN: WAUXL68E95
Hello folks, We have this Audi S4 here that the customer is complaining of loss of power steering. This is the v-8 model with the buried chain-driven power steering pump. I confirmed the complaint- sitting in the bay with the steering on-center, there was no ...
2004 BMW 530i 3.0L alternator VIN: WBANA73554
Hi guys. I have this E60 giving me a headache.I replaced the alternator (not charging). Still would not charge. Installed another alternator. Then a new battery. Checked continuity between DME pin c19 and BDS cable at back of alternator and have 6.9 volts comm...
2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on, air pump won't run VIN: WBAEU33495
We have a 2005 BMW 325xi in the shop with a P0411 code (secondary air injection, low flow). The air pump will run via the Solus, and has good flow, but will not run on its own when the vehicle is first started cold. I really can't find any info in Mitchell, Al... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection low flow)
2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93435
codes p0171, p0174 long term trim numbers run about 15 at idle in park, a little lower in gear. near 0 on road. smoke test showed leakage at runner control valve assy so I replaced that and cleared codes. smoke test better but trim is the same. crank venting s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 BMW M3 3.2L skips 3rd gear VIN: WBSBL93435
BMW technicians please help. I am having problems with this E46 M3. The original complaint was that the car would not engage gear after extended drives. It would act as if it was in neutral. Once I got the car to my shop, I pulled codes and came up with DME 01...
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Misfire VIN: WBAHN83556
Hello BMW Techs, This car came with several issues but our first approach is the rough running of the engine. We had misfires on five of the eight cylinders and we ended up replacing all of the spark plugs and coils. Now we have a repeated misfire on Cylinder ... Trouble codes: 29D1
2005 Buick Rendezvous CXL 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3G5DB03E45
Hello all, I have this pesky Buick rendevous that keeps setting the infamous P0420. We had this vehicle in before and I had replaced the cat converter (only has one, shared with both banks)Rear HO2S mirrors primary sensor just like it did before. It was fine a... Trouble codes: P0420
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A8HX58237
This custumer has been in before with multipule complants. about stalling and po456 code. we have changed throttle body and that took care of problem. now custumer complains after filling fuel tank engine stalls. we went to fill up tank and sure enought engine... Trouble codes: P0456
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L high idle VIN: 1FDGS24H4N
Hello, We have a E250 van with an intermittent high idle when you apply the brakes. The problem occurs when there is voltage when brake is applied to red with the light green wire. When you release the brake pedal then the idle comes down. We narrowed it down ... Trouble codes: 334 (egr position sensor high limit), 565 (purge valve circuit fault)
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12584
Already posted this truck previously, no fix yet. Truck has a misfire on cylinder #5 that feels electrical. Here is list of things we have tried and to no avail, no fix. Back pressure test on both banks, less than 1/2 psi at 2000 rpm. New updated spark plugs p... Trouble codes: P0305
2005 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Fuel pump VIN: 1FMSU45P25
This 2005 Excursion (w/the fuel pump relay integrated into the CJB) intermittently has the fuel pump (frame rail fuel pump) continue to run after the key is shut off. Related fault P0232 was present. Manufacturer test says to clear codes and perform the self t...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Long Crank VIN: 1FTRF12W29
Hello all out there in iatn world, its been a while... keep in mind this is a comercial vehicle so i cant get my hands on it as much as i would like nor keep it as long as i would like. that said, it acts up mostly warm. turn key and it cranks for a very long ...
2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Wiper Motor Front VIN: 1FMEU7EE9A
Customer had vehicle diagnosed at another shop. Asked us to order wiper switch. Switch did not fix problem. Wipers only run on high speed. Suspect the motor itself or the "Smart Junction Box" or maybe relay. Vehicle not in shop currently but wondering if anyon...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT7X2BT1B
Looking for accurate spec for reductant heaters on this truck. Have seen 3-5 ohms & 1-2 ohms published. This truck is in the 3-5 range. should have been in spec by that. Turned on heater and monitored amperage. started around 6 amps and dropped to 4 amps. Repl... Trouble codes: P20BD
2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear Differential VIN: SHSRD78506
Fellow Techs, We have a customer request to repair a leaking rear differential assembly, the leak appears to be at a case parting line, the unit has no other issues, no noise complaint, would like to hear from someone with experience with this unit, is it serv...
2009 Hummer H3 3.7L Abs Module VIN: 5GTEN13E09
This vehicle came to me after collision repair with an abs light on. The code stored was a c0550. I replaced the abs module and programmed it. What i did not know and what the owner did not say is that it was at a repair shop the day before the accident with t...
2013 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Mechanical VIN: JN8AZ2NE0D
trying to help a shop with one of their trucks, they replaced the timing chain due to noise, now does not start. I recommended that they take it apart again due to the chain oiler failure on the right hand bank. and check the cam timing again. I did not find a...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L pcm VIN: 1J4GZB8SXW
98 jeep engine getting spark no injector pulse ( computer tested as faulty ).fitted replacement unit, now starts & runs for 3 seconds then drops injector pulse . original computer No:p56041 520d .replaced with p56041 520ab. told this would fix . cannot get sec...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start VIN: KNAGD12695
Happy New Year fellow Technicians. This vehicle was initially towed in for a no start. I have a line tech that im teaching diagnostics, so this no start should be an easy one. First i have him check for codes. P0201 Cyl #1 injector circuit malfunction. Next ha... Trouble codes: P0201 (Cylinder 1 Injector Circuit Malfunction)
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA68F71
Hi everyone I have a Mercedes benz that has a evap issue. 2001 sl500 with a p0442 small evap leak.about a year ago the purge valve and gas cap were replaced for being defective,now I have the same code coming back. I see there may be a issue with the tank pres...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN47JX2
After reassembling this vehicle for coolant weepage at the passenger rear and replacing defective seconDary air components, I have a vacuum line I cannot find an end for. There is a secondary air vacuum switching solenoid behind the throttle body, with a sing... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Malfunction)
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L tpms VIN: WDDNG86X18
Hi all, I have a problem with this 2008 S550. The customer said he had the car in to a bodyshop for repair on front bumper and they disconnected the battery. When the battery was reconnected, there is a tire pressure monitor system light flashing and it says n...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AJ26E43
Good Day I have A 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 sohc. wont start no check engine light with key on. car started with delayed starts as in extended crank times now no start. no communication with snap on solus .will start if power is supplied to mfi circuit via cr...
2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AR18B68
hello, I have this truck that started setting a P0011, and P0021 intake cam variable cam performance bank 1 and 2 after the chains where installed. I have already verified CKP vs. CMP is off by preforming a sync on the lab scope and it is off. Bank 2 is off wo...
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Applique Rivets VIN: 2G2WS52295
How do you install the Door reveal appliques using the OEM rivets. The parts diagram shows it being held on using what looks like regular pop rivets. When I purchase new rivets from the dealership, I receive what looks like a pop rivet that is missing the pin ...
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Window VIN: WP0AB29846
The driver's side window is supposed to go up or down when opening and closing the door, currently it's coming down when opening the door but not coming back up when closing the door. The reset procedure has already been done but it has not worked. Battery was...
2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G8AJ52F74
This vehicle was towed into the shop late friday night with a dead misfire on cylinder 1 and 4. Monday morning the vehicle did not start after sitting over the weekend. Knowing it was misfiring on Friday, I replaced the ICM along with the coil pack. After repl...
2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1GD61607
Im getting this vehicle from company that does aftermarket audio and electronic work. Customer didn't make it a few lights before check engine light came on, A.T oil temp light, and transmission flaring up when trying to shift out of first then doesn't move un...
1975 Triumph TR7 2.0L No Start VIN: ACL3634U12
This tr7 has no spark. I have no wiring diagrams for the ignition. alldata has limited information that was not helpful. any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Steering Wheel VIN: YV1KW9605T
After replacing the lower control arms and ball joints the vehicle developed a chatter in the steering wheel which could be felt and heard. Inspected the ball joints and control arms for possible causes and found none. While turning the steering wheel slowly a...
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L timing VIN: YV1VS29553
Hi everyone, I'm a Japanese cars mecanic, but this is my brother car, and this is the history:car it was liking oil, from camshaft seals,for my mistake my helper remove the camshaft sprockets,with out make any mark, I was watching on you tube, that before remo...

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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Misfire, Noise timing chain VIN: WAUXL68E14
I took everyone's advice and got the car out of my life. I don't usually walk away from a job, but I had to way it out from all aspects and also it being a third party job, another shop being in the middle didn't make it inviting. Trouble codes: P0021 (Bank 2 Camshaft A Intake Retard setpoint not reached over adv), P0300 (Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0307 (Cylinder 7 Misfire Detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected).
1999 Chevrolet K2500 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GCGK23R3X
Thanks for the input fellas. Absent of any other issues, plus the information you have provided, we are going to call this a normal characteristic of this vehicle and send it back to the customer. Thanks for the help, greatly appreciated. gary
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19J17
well all plugs removed ,loosen up rockers and blow air in...all air rushing to the crankcase with no restrictions so massive ring failure for some reason...maybe the customer is not telling the whole story or who knows how this catastrophic failure might have ... Trouble codes: P0016, P0521.
2006 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2A4GP64L46
Thanks for the help guys. First off, I'd like to say that what I meant by fuel injector machine is that it was used in place of the fuel pump. Pressure was set at 58psi. No difference was made. Engine misfired and stumbled on acceleration. Second, when I said ... Trouble codes: P0206 (Fuel Injector 6 Circuit fault), P0171 (1/1 Fuel System Lean), P0129 (BARO Pressure Out-Of-Range Low).
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F9Y
So i received many responses and am thankful for all of them, most of all the responses were for the glow plugs or the valve cover gaskets and harness, the glow plugs did pull 190 amps combined and all the injectors ohmed out less than 2 ohms.the valve cover w...
2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 3FAHP07Z77
sorry I do not have more info. a couple of thoughtful replies on checking harnesses and connectors for problems, but none found.one reply suggested possible pcm issues affecting shifting. while we had the vehicle, it developed a "no-start,no crank issue"(inter...
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L Misfire VIN: 5N1AR18U47
well guys this one not fixed yet, the reason we replaced the cats cause they were disintegrated and clogged truck was not drivable. sent the truck to 2 different dealerships here and 1 of them said that it was the ecm, replaced it for the 2nd time nothing stil... Trouble codes: P0300, P0153.
2012 Nissan Frontier SV 4.0L ac VIN: 1N6AD0ER9C
I suspected the blower resistor but could not justify the ac only working on low blow ...but after replacing resistor blower works on all speeds and ac compressor stays on at all fan speeds ...FIXED
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L cable VIN: WP0CA2981Y
Jeff from Massachusetts was a great help he hooked us up with helpful information to get the job done. (What was Porsche thinking on this one?)
1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8700X
replaced throttle body still had same concerns. removed battery terminal to reset parameters, van runs normal. Unsure if once it goes into limp in mode you must reset parameters, clearing codes would not do it. Trouble codes: P1580, P0103.
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