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2007 Acura RDX 2.3L Turbo Boost to high VIN: 5J8TB18217
This vehicle while driving will push the boost pressure past 230kpa, the desired is 117kpa, on the scan tool, when the boost is rising, I can watch and the boost sol drops from 90 to .13 and the wastegate solenoid drops from 90 to 0 on the scan tool, all the l...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L coolant resovoir VIN: TRUUT28N11
hi all just need some more ideas before I get into this one. Customer calls and said he has a fluid leak when he shows up I notice that the leak is actually thick milky coolant pumping out of the coolant reservoir. First thought was head gasket so I check comp...
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L cat monitor VIN: WAULF78K39
used car that came from auction has a p0420 code cat efficiency below threshold has code and still completed the cat monitor and passed i cleared the code and test drove three different times trying to get the code to return no other codes in system and car ru...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDC14KXL
Hi and thanks for reading my post. This truck has a knock inside when accelerating when on the road and has very low power. It will not knock when in neutral and sitting in the shop. It's my son's truck and he says it just started while driving down the road. ...
2002 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L tcc solenids VIN: 1GCDT13W52
Here we go once more with a challenge. I just love costumers who try doing there own repairs first. What i tought was going to be an easy fix is turning into headache. Codes P0740,P71810 & P1860 come right back on after clearing and starting the truck. Costume...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ZT51856
the car came to us when car is started within 5 min of start up hot or cold it will stall out but will fire right back up but some times the car cranks for a good 10 sec before it will want to fire up fuel pressure is good and does not drop off there are no co...
2003 Chrysler 300M Special 3.5L head gaskets VIN: 2C3HE76K73
Has anyone else been having trouble with multi-layer head gaskets? I pulled this engine about 3 months ago. Had a local rebuilder that is darn good go through the engine. In 8 years never had a major issue with the company. I Received the engine as a short blo...
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 2B7JB21Y7X
Vehicle was towed into shop with a no start condition. Customer said while warming up van died and would not start back. Upon being dropped off the van started. Let it run to warm up to duplicate the condition customer had described. After running for about 15...
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L starting VIN: 1B3LC56K28
Vehicle cranks over engine won't start intermittenty. Sometimes the engine will crank over won't start and will not stop cranking until the ignition is turn off.No codes have been stored.When problem occurred noid light at injectors stopped flashing.I also get...
2013 Dodge Journey SE 2.4L ASD A circuit VIN: 3C4PDCAB1D
Vehicle will not start, constantly blows fuse 164 now, I have managed to get vehicle to start after removing PDC and checking everything and re-installing but will still blow the fuse intermittently. I am suspecting a faulty PDC, but maybe I'm missing somethin...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F5R
Well,believe it or not this old timer is my first powerstroke problem... Here's the deal,it refuses to start even in hot summertime unless plugged in. when it does start it smokes and stinks and now has taken to missing on at least o ne cylinder. I've cranked ...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No Power VIN: 1FTWW33P93
I'm hoping you guys can help dig me out of this one. This is the first 6L Ford that I have really been into, and I am having trouble getting it running right after new heads were installed. This will be a long read! When truck arrived early December 2014, ...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2FMDK48C27
Hey folks. I've got an '07 Ford Edge AWD that came in with a serious noise when turning. Sounded and felt like a transfer case binding. Saw that PTU (transfer case) was leaking badly. The gear oil leakage was very silver. I think it needs a PTU. This is my fi...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L No comm can bus line VIN: 1FTXW43R98
Iím going to try to give you all as much information as I can at the same time without writing a novel. I am working on this 2008 F450 diesel automatic 4 door dually with a can bus no communication issue that was brought to me from another shop. Again the shor...
2009 Honda Civic LX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGFA16579
This is my wife's car, and I usually don't get much time to diagnose it, so I am posting here first, to see if anyone has ran into this yet. PCM is intermittently setting a P0451 for fuel tank pressure sensor performance. It has been two weeks since I last cle... Trouble codes: P0451
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48SF1
This Jeep has the listed codes and I cannot communicate with the transmission with my scanner. The codes will not clear. The odometer reads "No BUS" and none of the gauges work on the instrument cluster. It starts and runs fine. Any ideas? Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P1687, 1698 (No Transmission BUS Messages)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L Horn VIN: 1C4HJWEG0C
Hello Jeep techs. I have this Wrangler that is driving me crazy. The problem is that when you open the drivers side front door handle the horn sounds for about 45 seconds. The horn does not pulse like when the alarm goes off it just sounds steady. While it hap...
2009 Lexus IS250 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JTHCK26269
Hello This car came in with the complaint of a fluctuating idle intermittently . We road tested the vehicle and what we found is when we came to a stop with are foot on the brake the idle would start to increase to around 1200 rpm if we shifted to neutral it...
2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L Warning buzzer VIN: 3N1BC11E68
We have this 08 Versa. The warning buzzer is on at all times. We have scanned all modules no codes stored and all doors reading correctly. Both the module in the door and in the trunk are always on. I am wondering if anybody has run in to this before? Not real...
2008 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 3GSDL73798
this vehicle is one of my customers vehicle. it is very good condition it keeps setting the p0017 code exhaust cam bank 1 out of position code. the first time it set the oil was real low and it had an evap code. we replaced the charcoal canister and changed th...
2005 Subaru Baja Turbo 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT63CX5
18 months ago, I diagnosed a P0457 as a faulty vent valve. Customer installed a new OEM Subaru one himself and all was well. Fast forward 18 months and this car returned with a code P1443. I checked the vent valve by disconnecting it, powering it up and groun... Trouble codes: P1443 (Vent control solenoid problem)
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E0Y
thanks for help. at point of guessing. customer brought vehicle to us after unsuccessful tune up at pep boys they also replaced the maf there.. car actually ran worse after he got it. it had multiple codes for misfire (all but #2) and lean code. we checked plu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300
1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGA31J9X
Car came in with complaint of Check Engine Light On. Engine runs but I am unable to communicate with any modules. I have tried 3 scan tools. Not finding any help on Alldata. I have battery power on DCL pins 1, 16 and 7. Ground on 4 and 5.
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L gear engagement VIN: WVWPD63B8X
When you shift the transmission from park to either drive or reverse it makes a terrible BANG on engagement and immediately stalls the engine. It used to go into gear if you let the engine warm up a bit. This time It was towed into the shop for an exploded out...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: 3VWSE29M3Y
only obd2 global on scanner Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0305, P0306
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L cruise control VIN: 3VWRM71K09
Cruise control inoperative made sure switch was functioning correctly retrieved the following codes from steering wheel electronics module: 00576 terminal 15 electrical problem in circuit-intermittent 00883 ignition switch terminal S electrical problem in circ...
2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L front suspension VIN: YV1MS38255
Car came in here with the knocking coming from the front end. Inspection W/test drive reveals left control arm replaced, but not tighten properly, right control arm replaced w/front bolt left loose. Both front struts worn out, right strut has no gas charge lef...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L #8 Spark Plug VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Thanks for the many replies. I was able to purchase a thread repair kit from NAPA that had an insert that threaded itself and a special extra long spark plug that screwed into that. It seemed to take care of the blown out plug problem. (It didn't blow out a...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15UXW
Well the reason the theft lite did not come on is because there is no anti theft on this truck. Did not pay attention to the key. Thanks for all the replies. Joe from Texas and Bill from Fla pointed me in the right direction. All the diagrams I found did not s...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Charging VIN: 2FTZF1721W
Well what a lot of help I got and thank you to all who helped. Many of you said change the battery and that could cause the problem. Because of the simplicity of this charging system I put another one in just because I wanted to eliminate it as a problem. A lo...
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L electrical VIN: 1FDAF56F51
my tech got some free time and stuck his head under the dash and found lots of green seeping from panel seams.removed panel/module and appears to have lots of internal corrosion inside fuse block,but intrusion into module.harness connectors/pins show no signs ...
2008 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FTYR44U18
the repair was the replacement of the brake shoe set
1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1HGCG5546X
Loose ground on rear corner of intake manifold, drivers side near firewall. Thighten up bolt to make a good ground. Vehicle runs ok now. Thanks IATN members Trouble codes: 1399 (random misfire).
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGFA16867
Thank you to all who replied. Was pretty sure this was fuel related early on. Decided to give this one some time just in case. There was an immediate change after the new fuel pump was installed. Fuel pressure went to nearly 60 psi and short term fuel trim cam... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean).
2003 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: KNDUP13183
Thanks to everybody for their input.Today (1/19) the vehicle would NOT start up at all. For the 1st time,I had a code for the CKP! (P0335) Replaced the CKP and all is well.No clue as to why it would start in the crank mode before. Saw a lot of CKP problems in ...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L anti theft system VIN: KNAFE12167
Thanks for all of the great suggestions everyone. After doing some unorthodox testing found the hood switch to be the culprit. Thanks again.
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W45
This one is fixed. A big thanks to Andrew for the proper pin code. Came in this morning and put the pin code into the scanner. This allowed my to initialize the NATS system and program the keys. Codes are now gone and the engine started. Iatn came through agai... Trouble codes: P1610 (p1611-), P1611.
2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L engine VIN: JN8AS5MT3B
Vehicle has been take to our local dealer and is awaiting to find the issue
2009 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L ecm VIN: 5GZEV23D09
well the can bus pin from the bcm to the ecbm female end pin 25 i believe anyway top tan wire with black tracer was pulled out of connector i had 120 ohms when testing either direction from the ecbm connector so i thought ecbm,but it was ok when it came in, so...
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L exhaust VIN: JF1SG65617
No, the cat's aren't plugged check back pressure in front of the rear cat, and it was also 3 psi. I attempted to replace just the rear cat, and it looks perfect on the inside. The front cat looks good too. Like some have said, a baffle might have come loose. S...
1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3HP10V4X
After all the input from everyone, I checked the harness going to the map sensor and when I pulled I discovered the wire was half broken in the connector. I removed the pin and repaired the wire. Drove vehicle and so far so good. Thanks again everyone
2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Rear axle Bearing VIN: 5TFRV54108
Thanks to all who replied...apparently we damaged the bearing installing it! Replaced it again with another Toyota bearing using a proper fixture built from the original bearing housing and pipe. This allowed us to evenly press the Axle in and out!!Live and le...
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