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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Oil Sensor Warning VIN: WA1YD64B13
Car came in for oil level sensor warning light on when I take it out of park, there is a warning indicator in the center of the instrument cluster - (A picture of an oil can with words "Sensor Bad"). Unfortunately, my tech just grabbed a new sensor (about $90....
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L temp reading VIN: WAUDF78EX6
hello, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this issue. I have a 2006 A4 2 liter audi,that has an engine temperature drop when going down a long hill.I replaced the thermostat a year ago with factory audi part and it did not fix it. There are no co...
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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E08
First off, Iím sorry for such a long post but Iíve spent a lot of time and energy trying to sort this car out. I wanted to make a detailed history of what was done. his car initially came into the shop for a dead misfire due to a burnt exhaust valve in cylind...
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2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L heater VIN: WBAHN83516
The car has great heat on the passenger side of the car, but the drivers side is blowing out cooler air 70 degree different, We scanned the car, an saw that the water valve for the driver side wasn't opening all the way. We replaced the water valve, this provi...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Left Front Seat VIN: 2GCEC13T16
Customer complaint no heat on driver seat, passenger seat has heat. With engine idling, when turn on left front door heat button for driver seat, it lit for two seconds and goes off. It won't stays long to heat, you can hear a click, but the light on button go...
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD WT 6.6L Def VIN: 1GC4KZC8XB
Greetings all, here we have a 2011 Duramax LML with lovely DEF/SCR problems. I am looking for input from you Duramax guys and gals who fight with these more regularly than we do. This is our first intensive issue. At first it presented itself with a complain...
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2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Constant regen VIN: 1GBZGUCL9C
Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P24A0
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L Stall
P0403 egr circuit problem. Egr command from scanner showed a percentage rise and fall for egr function. But egr mechanically did not respond, replaced egr with solinoid. Tested 5 volt reference and ground, showed cross between hot and ground at connector, wire... Trouble codes: P0403
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2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L Speedometer VIN: 2C3KA43R37
Speedo will intermittenly bounce around. when it does the transmission will shift up and down with it. Don't see any problems with the wiring. Haven't been able to get it to do it when I have a scan tool hooked to it to record a movie. Anyone seen this or have...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N34
Have a dodge ram here that just dies intermittently, doesn't run bad idles great its like somebody turns the key off . when it dies the tach will still show rpm for a few seconds and then the gauges reset and do a bulb test then the truck will restart fine. ch...
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2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4RN5D12A
Thanks for help guys installed a jasper reman due to loss of oil from a accident. The vehicle kicks the code right away I have done cam crank releaen several times. I have tried driving the vehicle due to description of the code. The vehicle has a new cam and ... Trouble codes: P0344
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP5521Y
1 year ago we replaced the power steering rack as it was leaking. After r & r the fluid would not stop overflowing from the reservoir, so we replaced the pump and eventually eliminated the problem. Here it is 1 year later and no leaks on the whole system and t...
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2011 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Temperature VIN: 1FAHP3HN8B
Good afternoon and thank you ahead of time for everyone's help. I have this Ford Focus that came in with poor heat and a temp gauge reading low. I replaced the thermostat with a Ford thermostat and it is no better. When you drive the car with scan tool on read...
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2012 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMHK6DT2C
Hello Ford tech;s, We have this Flex with a code for low fuel pressure. The rig will not accelerate and stalls. I'm suspecting the High pressure pump. Do not have a lot of info on this one, is there something common on this rig? Or a good way to check this pum... Trouble codes: P0087 (Low fuel pressure)
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L door and trunk VIN: JHLRE38797
right rear door and trunk lift gate cannot open
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2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8BH28F4Y
Hi everyone wonder if someone know how to do idle procedure relearn on this car. It run fine,before we change the starter,the starter inside the engine,the whole intake have to take out car now idde low and stall ,if drive with 2 feet it fine thanks for readi...
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2012 Mazda 3 GS-SKY 2.0L Alternator?
Customer had battery replaced at local super center. The person replaced the battery with the car RUNNING!. Never have heard of this procedure before, but when the customer inquired he was told they had to do it this way to avoid erasing all the programmed mod...
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2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07WX8
Nissan techs please help. Cranks over but does not start, no injector pulse. Have jumped power past ipdm directly to ECM inputs and still does not start. It is intermittent but seems to be worse if the vehicle is hot or if you leave it KOEO for a while with a ... Trouble codes: P1615
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil pressure
Car come in with bad TRANS. We replaced with used unit TRANS is perfect,but on test drive oil light came on. We dropped oil pan and was sludged up in strainer sump real bad. Thought this was sure fix,well after short test drive oil light back on,pull pan again...
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2009 Scion xB 2.4L Head Bolts VIN: JTLKE50E59
Hi, members of the iatn community,im doing a head gasket job on this scion and the machine shop is telling me that all the head bolts need t be retreaded and use inserts.if there is anyone out there that could give me a little more info on this i will apprecia...
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L viscous clutch VIN: JF1SG65663
hello I have a 2003 Subaru forester AWD and when it is driven in snow or ice conditions the back tires don't spin I know the viscous clutches have problems with locking up and acting like posi diffs. but has any one seen them just plane slip? when it is driven...
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L exhaust VIN: JF1SG65617
I just bought this for my mom, and don't have any real history, other than the engine was replaced. There is a high pitch whistle noise coming from the exhaust at wot around 4,000 rpm, which can be duplicated by snapping the throttle. Before I pinpointed that...
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2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Unknown VIN: JF1SG65617
Have an extremely well maintained Forester that lost the front differential. We installed a used transmission and afterwards there was a vibration that could be felt just about any speed under acceleration. Installed two new (aftermarket) front axle assemblies...
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2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L head gaskets VIN: JF2SH63619
Hello again everyone. Mostly just looking for some info . This is my own car that I am selling. The head gaskets are somewhere between seeping and a light leak. They are not bad enough for me to do at this point but everyone is scared to death when the dreaded...
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1990 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L pedal VIN: JT4VN93D6L
Simple system with a headache. I inherited this problem from Toyota. Problem: pedal drops to the floor. The dealer replaced the master cylinder twice and 1 wheel cylinder. Blead the system quite a few times in attempt to recover the brake pedal with no avail t...
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2008 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4T1BK36B68
Hello fellow members, customer stated vehicle overheated and heating system blows cold air sometimes. i was able to duplicate complaint, so i replaced thermostat with oem and water pump. 3 weeks later customer came back with same overheating complaint. by the ...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWDT71K96
I have checked archives and not found a similar problem. It will start cold and run fine, he backs out and drives about a 100 yards and it will stall. It will not re start unless it sits for 10 min. Then it will restart and run all day no problem. If he warms ...
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Theft Deterrent VIN: 5GAEV23718
Turned out this vehicle had a none working auto start. Removed auto start and vehicle started. It didn't start one time for customer shortly afterward. It had a code B3060. I cleared the code and its been working fine for a week. Thanks for the awesome respons...
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2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A8HX58237
I think its unanimous . The tank needs to be replaced. The dealer said it should be covered under warranty.custumers gona try to get them to cover it if not she will has us do it. Thanks for all the responses. Trouble codes: P0456.
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPW14564
WELL I MUST LOSE MY PRIDE ON THIS ONE. AFTER RESETTING THE KAM AND CHECKING GROUNDS AND OIL CONTROL VALVES AND ETC. ETC. IT WOULD STILL DIE. SO I WENT BACK TO MY SMALL ENGINE REPAIR SKILLS AND SAID MAYBE ITS CHOKING ITSELF. THE FIX WAS AN AIR FILTER. NEVER ONC...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W31
well should have figured , trade in crap , no start was security system , passkey system , lights pulsating was light control module loose wire , had a bad intake gasket , plus several other issues , I kept thinking they where all connected but they weren't ...
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2002 GMC Savana 2500 5.0L No Start VIN: 1GTFG25M12
Well, I lost this one.I appreciate everyone's reply.We had already addressed/tried everything that had been suggested,but we went over evrything again anyway.The customer bought a replacement van at an auction and decided to send this one to the scrap yard.I e...
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2006 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 4.3L 1-2 Shift Late VIN: 3GTEC14X66
SORRY FOR NOT CLOSING THIS POST PROPERLY. SINCE THE CUSTOMER HAS TRADE HIS TRUCK FOR NEWER MODEL LAST WEEK, I NEED TO CLOSE MY POST FOR THIS TRUCK OFFICIALLY NOW. MANY THANKS TO MY FELLOW TECHS WHO OFFER ME HELP WHICH IS SO WONDERFUL TO LEARN THAT SOME ONE THA...
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2006 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Rear Differential VIN: SHSRD78506
Thank You all for your replies, My customer decided to trade the vehicle after we gave him our assessment of the situation,the price of a reseal, the possibility of finding internal damage requiring a reman unit, and the cost of a reman unit.
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2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L key programming VIN: JHLRE48547
For any shops that copy keys, don't rely on the catalog from american key supply. It is wrong. The correct key for the 2007-2010 cr-v is 35111-SWA-306. I got two used ones off of ebay, and swapped out the chips with the keys that I had already cut, and they pr...
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2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Steering rack VIN: 1J4GL48K24
Thanks everyone sorry I was so long on closing, removed sway bar, both outer and left inner tie rod ends and slide out the front with ease again thanks for input.
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L long crank when cold VIN: SALPM16461
We checked several sensors and tried all recommendations from this site. In the end the fuel was bad, after replacing fuel all worked well and the plugs cleaned up nicely. The vehicle had been sitting on a ranch for a long period of time. Thanks for everyone's...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L fan cltch VIN: SALMF13476
we try to go L and R with impact fan clutch tool. soaking in penetrating oil. no luck. may have lock tight from last repair. customer declined to go further, since the belt is still serviceable, alternator replacement is what customer needed now . again thank ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Charging VIN: WDBHA28E6V
After several different test the group sent me , we finally found the problem in the windows , we unplugged the relay and we let the car sit for several days and it stated right up. I know this sounds like a backyard way , but it works and also proves to us th...
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2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 3N1CB51D5Y
thanks for everyone's help. I decided to deviate from the misfire and go elsewhere. ron and tim were on the right track with the egr valve . I replaced that and the miss was all but gone, yes aftermarket coils are junk. I put the originals back in and ever... Trouble codes: P1320, P1402.
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2008 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD07WX8
So this truck still is not fixed. Tried a used ecm, still cranks and doesn't start, however now I have spark and the fuel pump primes. After a while of cranking and trying to start it finally set a p1615 code in the ecm, bcm has not set any codes though. No...
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2004 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G8AJ52F74
Thank you to all who offered help in this run around issue. My source for compression specs told me anything over 100 psi was ok so I assumed what I had was good enough. Now knowing this was incorrect, I took your advice and pulled the valve cover to check tim...
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2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 3.2L Tailgate lock VIN: YV4960DL0A
Thank you for every ones help We find the problem, water had leaked in to the wiring harness on the right side and corroded the connector to the rear harness to the tailgate.
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