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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Radio, Navigation, Amplifier, VIN: WAUDG74F55
HELLO TO ALL AUDI TECH, I HAVE THIS AUDI WHIT RADIO NOT WORKING, NAVIGATION SCREEN BLACK, AND MISS COMMUNICATION WITH RADIO, NAVIGATION SYSTEM,MEDIA PLAYER, CD PLAYER,AMPLIFIER SOUNDS, ect. please help may be some one see this problem before, I am suspected th...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L ac temps VIN: 2G4WS52J83
customer says air conditioning intermittently blows warm out vents while driving, not outside air but heated air, he cycles the ac on button and goes back to cold, sometimes for short periods sometimes for remainder of day. pressures are good, I did evac and r...
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1994 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W8R
THANKS IN ADVANCE , THIS VAN CAME IN WITH A VERY ROUGH IDLE AND MISFIRES, WE TUNED IT UP, CAP,ROTOR,WIRES,PLUGS,FILTERS. BETTER BUT NOT ALOT . WE RAN SOME 44K THROUGH IT , BUT 3 DAYS LATER IT CAME IN ON THE HOOK. NOW RUNS VERY ROUGH, BACKFIRES. WE CHECKED THE ...
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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 Cruze LTZ 1.4L srs module VIN: 1G1PH5SC4C
Easy one for you GM GoodWrenchers. Have to program the srs module in this 2012 Cruze that has pushbutton start. Vehicle power shuts off after 5 minutes in ACC mode. How do you keep the power on to program the srs. Owners manual is missing so what is the push b...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FMDU73E62
Help!!! This fords kicking my butt. Sets codes p1824, p1812, p1827 koeo. All codes go to test g in alldata. Lights prove out, all powers and grounds at module are good, except the power in the start circut 976 is not there, when key is turned to start. Codes s...
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMSU43P23
This is my personal truck last week end I installed some new injectors from Full Force 155cc slight up grade over stock, fresh mobil 1 5w40 syn oil and ford oem filter. Bled air out of oil rail as per tsb ran beautifully up until yesterday I went to leave work... Trouble codes: P0683
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2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTRE14W75
Idles slightly low. Will not stall if you goose it in the parking lot. Only stalls upon decel at a light or stop sign. Checked harness and plug for MAF - ok. Seems premature to have a failing MAF. Typical customer doesn't want to spend any money. KOEO voltage ... Trouble codes: P0104 (MAF/VAF circuit intermittent)
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, no communication VIN: 1FTNF21578
is it possible I got a bad pcm or am I missing something, can communicate with all other modules. Trouble codes: U0100
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2010 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTEX1E81A
Hey guys, this one was towed in (first time visit) as a no start. Scan tested & pulled said codes. lowered spare tire inspected FPCM & Connector seemed ok. Checked pins 1 & 4 for battery voltage. Ok. At this point something told me to plug the module back in &... Trouble codes: P025A, P1288 (Cyl Head Temp Out of Self Test Range), P1397 (System Voltage Ou of Self Test Range), U0109 (Lost Com With Fuel Pump Control Module)
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK13M57
MAF replaced with harness smoked intake-found no leaks come off idle fuel trims are great- idle engine long term go high short term are perfect. gotta have a vacuum leak somewhere!!! pulled upper intake manifold -found gaskets were deformed. problem still ther... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (p0449-), P0449
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2009 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L reverse
This 2009 odyssey had trany replaced by Honda dealer 3 months ago and just recently started having an erratic 3/4 shift and More noticeably a long reverse engagement , 3-5 seconds delay. also chatters in reverse after finally engaging. it also had code p0796 (...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GTS 3.0L injectors VIN: 4A3AE75H73
I am working on a 2003 eclipse v6 came in with codes p0201 p0203 p0205. car running fine at idle occansionally having a stumble at cruising speed of ~45 mph. customer did say on highway power cut out and had to give it more gas and was misfiring at idle. notic...
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1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L vss VIN: JN1CA210XT
no speedometer working cluster replaced, speed sensor removed and speedometer works when operated manually head of sensor no worn out gears good but put electric tape on gear at sensor inserted and no scratches on tape and it goes in freely sensor looks origin...
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L Idle control problem VIN: JN8AZ08WX3
It's back. We have poured over this one to try to find a source of bypass air but there seems to be no issue there, we installed a new throttle body and attempted to have the idle air volume relearn done with the consult and it would not complete. Our Solus an... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC rpm too high)
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W45
We replaced the ecu with a used one and it won't start. I would like to know if it has to be programmed or just getting the NATS set up correctly. I get a pin number of B9621. I believe that number has to be converted to a 4 digit number. I hope if I can get t... Trouble codes: P1610 (p1611-), P1611
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2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN8AZ08TX7
Hello Everyone, This Murano had the battery go dead on it, and a transmission flush. After this the vehicle has absolutely no throttle response. We were not able to use the battery saver because it died in the shop. Also the 10amp battery fuse under the dash ...
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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...
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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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2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW84R62
Hello everyone, thanks in advance for your help. Vehicle was towed in undriveable and surging, faults P0103 (mass air flow circuit high input) along with P0300, P0304, P1780 (engine torque reduction signal circuit OR MIL requested by TCM), P0606 (ECM/PCM proce... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected)
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2009 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L ecm VIN: 5GZEV23D09
so we did a cam chain replacement no problem,or so we thought go to start no crank, can crank car from starter relay by jumping so wiring seems good checked all fuses all data will tell us about , hooked up scanner did check dlc green connector ground is good ...
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2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Drive belt VIN: 4S3BH806X1
Hey fello IATN'rs, im turning gray on this one. For just over a year now this vehicle has been shredding drive belts, it takes about 2 months of driving. The belt walks towards the aluminum timing cover. Customer replaced the ac comp/idler pulley bracket (idle...
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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...
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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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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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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93435
to answer Tim and Ken, the short term trim was at 0 with long term at 15 so I still had a problem. I cleaned the air mass meter and then the short term started to go negative and eventually pulled the long term trim down also. I think it is fixed at this p... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L K-CAN crash VIN: 5UXFE83547
So this car is not yet fixed but the IATN clock has run out. I posted it as "fixed" so the above information will reach others in their time of need. I tried to put some real value here for others and without a "fix" and some thumbs-up the search engine may bu...
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1996 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Cylinder #4 VIN: 1G1JF5248T
THANKS FOR AL [...] THE INPUT GUYS. TURNED OUT TO BE A STICKING EGR VALVE VENTING INTO #4 CYLINDER. CLEANED EGR AND RE-TESTED. NO CODES. CUSTOMER TOOK VEHICLE.
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2011 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GNALBEC5B
Found water in the air box.cust had got stuck in the snow and must have got snow up in the air box,unsure if it was freezing up, also a good cleaning of the throttle fixed this baby. thanx for all the help. Trouble codes: P2135.
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L cam timing VIN: 1C3EL65R54
Turns out marking the cams will only work if the tensioner is good and the chain is tight, that was my big mistake. I installed a new tensioner but still had the same problem, I had several replies say not to trust my marks so I took it all apart install a new...
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2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D8GU586X7
I appreciate the help and suggestions offered by all. But the customer has chosen to take the vehicle before the answer could be found. I can tell all of you that when I installed OEM sensors that the intermittent PO344 stopped returning but the intermittent s... Trouble codes: P0344.
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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1D8HN44H08
Thank you to everyone that replied. Especially Jim, Mathew, and Timothy for explaining that the APP sensor drop out was a normal condition. But, unfortunately this vehicle never did get fixed. The customer discussed the issue with multiple other sources, and d...
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2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56U87
thanks to everyone for your food for toughts.I checked the fpcm took it apart and could'nt find anything obvious not that it means anything but the tricky part is that it's running now cant get it to act-up so the customer took it. I dont want to replace a 200... Trouble codes: P0191 (fuel rail pressure), P1233 (fuel pump driver off line).
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2007 Hyundai Veracruz Limited 3.8L abs module
Verified all power and grounds passed and replaced the pump/module assembly and lights are off. Thanks for the clarity.
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2013 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Mechanical VIN: JN8AZ2NE0D
Thanks. with some help the truck is running. the timing mark on the intake cams is the straight line after the L OR R nothing like the diagrams in all data or Mitchel thanks for the fax Richard. so as I speculated the timing was off . the oiler for the cam ch...
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2000 Lexus LS400 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT8BH28F4Y
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR RESPONSES. NO RELARN PROCEDURE FOR THIS MODEL,REPLACE LOWER INTAKE GASKET,CAR START UP BEAUTIFULY.THE INTAKE IS HEAVY AND AWKWARD NEED AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE TO SET IT PROPERLY.
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2010 Volkswagen Touareg VR6 3.6L Unknown VIN: WVGBF7A95A
Well everyone I'm closing this one as everyone had the same idea's. Short trips, tied together extended idling causes excessive moisture that if not ran out on highway and gotten hot just builds up somewhere. Maybe in the exhaust, crankcase, somewhere, but the...
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