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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Engine VIN: WAUPL68E44
Car has p1128, bank one system to lean , but car drive fine it just have the light on , we change Intake gasket and check for air leaks in the process but no luck , I can't fine any good leads ,can some one help me please
2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6KD54Y21
Thank all you Techs in advance. Customer complaint is misfire under acceleration during cruise. Confirmed complaint, cylinders 3 and 5 are worst offenders, but all will misfire sometimes worst then others. tried a new coil pack on rear bank (cyls 1357) and rep... Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1C4GH54L2S
Hello transmission techs. This unit was overhauled by a transmission shop 2 years ago. About 20,000 miles since then. It now won't shift into 3rd speed at any speed. It is my own personal car and I don't have much tranmission experience. The owner of the shop ...
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L Noise in transmission VIN: 3D6WX38C96
This truck has a scratchy noise in neutral with clutch pedal up push down stop input shaft turning no noise, how ever if wheels are turning the noise stays in neutral clutch pedel up or down. Noise also in Rev,2nd 4th 6th. No noise at all in 1, 3rd or 5th gear...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX21S0X
Good day guys. Want to say I've been a member for years. But first time I've ask for help. Sorry if all of my information is exactly like it should be. Customer brought truck in running rough and at idle very rich fumes from exhaust. Using shops Altel scanner ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U12
customer complains vehicle dies when putting in reverse, usually after driving awhile than letting sit for a few minutes and restarting. I have been trying to get problem to happen for days. I got it to happen the very first day I had it. What happened was I d... Trouble codes: B1352
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start
Hi Guys, This PowerStroke is killing me!!! I'm usually pretty good with them but i can't make this one start. It starts for 1 second the quits. I lose injector pulse after running 1 second. The FICM SYNC PID goes to SYNC while cranking and stays there. The C...
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Transmission VIN: 2FAHP71V69
Hey all, need some transmission help. Car brought in with complaint of stalling when coming to a stop int. During road test I verified complaint and noticed that the trans was actually completing all of the shifts all the way to overdrive by 25 mph. We check f...
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 (...
2014 Honda Accord Plug-In 2.0L potential VIN: 1HGCR2F76E
An article written by Car Strategist entitled "Better MPG..but at a Price" on p 59 of the Feb Issue of CONSUMER REPORTS states that several auto manufacturers including VW, Honda, Kia and BMW are trying to cover up increasingly frequent hesitation, loss of pow...
2003 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Won't run monitor VIN: KMHDN45D03
This car have been drove over 200 mile. Have no code. 0xygen and Evap monitor will NOT run. The heated O2 monitor run. Already replace the front and rear O2. Smoke and pressure test the evap system and found NO leak. All the mode 6 data say OK. Have try every ...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out VIN: 1J4GX48N13
I have a 2003 jeep grand cherokee. Car towed in with no-crank. Replaced starter but car will start and die. Ive tried both customer keys with no change. Is there a reset procedure after disconnecting battery. Checked for codes and found none. Seem like a alarm...
2007 Jeep Commander 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J8HG48P77
This one is a strange one. It was towed in as a no start. We found no noid at the injectors. Traced the B2100 code and had power all the way to the FCM so we replaced it. Still have a no start and a code B2100. Cam and crank signals are OK and synced when cran... Trouble codes: B2100
2008 Lexus LS460 4.6L abs module VIN: JTHBL46F58
Hello all. We are working on an 08 Lexus. The car came in with an abs accumulator internally leaking. We replaced that about 6 months ago and now the car came back with a C1345 ABS Linear Valve Offset position lost/not learned. We replaced the ABS unit but sti...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Convertable top VIN: WDBSK75F24
Car came in top not working found a couple of connectors to the trunk were not attached, plus car needed a new battery. Showed customer that the top was working a few days later I get a call from customer saying top is not working , it's at a body shop for p...
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Check engine light VIN: 4JGCB2FB1A
Check engine light comes on. Codes 16F6-00 and 16f7-00 both say ignore fault, codes as I'm researching have to do with diesel emission fluid or system. I added 2 gallons of bluetec fluid to tank because was almost empty. Codes still return. I have found that t...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2DV11W1T
I put 2 new injectors in to fix the misfire. When warmed up it misfires. Not sure if you can click on the links but I scoped the injectors. The one in the green is a new injector that is misfiring. The one in the red is an old one that looks good. I hate to ke... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock Sensor Bank1), P0300 (Random Misfire)
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Drive belt VIN: WMWRE33405
The car came in for a belt alignment issue. The tensioner was replaced by the dealer and they told him the supercharger pulley needed to be taken off and reinstalled but the couldn't tell him why it needed to be done. I cant see any reason to take it off and j...
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U44
I don't normally ask for help except in extreme circumstances so thanks for any help or advice in advance. So the story begins with this Nissan Quest coming in with a whining noise and the worn out secondary timing chain shoes worn out. Sold the job and in th... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Valve Timing Control Bank 1), P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Circuit Bank 1), P0726 (CAN Failure Signal)
2007 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JN1BZ34E97
I got this one from a dealership used car department.(not a Nissan dealer). I don't know what the original problem was but they tried to clean the Throttle bodies. I tried to do a idle relearn w/ my Maximus. which i made work on 06 sentra. I replaced both Thr... Trouble codes: P0507 (ISC System)
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L No Start, Stall, No crank VIN: 2G2WP55217
Hello fellow techs and thanks for taking the time to read my posting. Two weeks ago this car was towed in with a no crank no start condition. At that time it had a code for loss of signal from the chip in the key. I replaced the tumbler and pickup module and i...
1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z2X
This problem is one we have never seen, the car came from another shop who doesn't get this deep into computers and electrical. The initial problem why it came to them was intermittently the car would be a no crank, key not accepted message in the SID issue. W... Trouble codes: B2385 (b1782-), B1782 (b1780-), B1780
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
truck came in no fuel pressure i put a fuel pump still no start ohm the crank sensor and cam sensor the truck has no spark and no injector pulse has no codes customer says truck lost power and quit has compression need help
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L power windows VIN: JTDBL40E99
Hello, The customer jump started this vehicle and triggered a lot of trouble. I replaced vehicle battery and fuse for electronic throttle control. Vehicle will operate normally, but then I will lose the park release, electric power steering, charging system, a...
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T3RF4DV4B
hello Im having a hard time with this Toyota. I have a po 138 code that is kicking my a. upstream air fuel sensor is fairly steady at 3.5 volts and my down stream stays at .855 to .9. I have replaced the down stream twice. with an after market the first time t... Trouble codes: P0138

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2001 Acura TL 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 19UUA56701
Lane from Kentucky came the closest. Pressurized Oil was getting to Variable valve timing oil circuit. I changed the rocker arms and the V-tec solenoid and problem solved. Drove it for a day and no misfires. Don't know if it was the rocker arms or the V-tec so...
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L ac temps VIN: 2G4WS52J83
thankyou everyone for your input, I have already evac and recharged last fall, pressures are always good, have not seen any icing up, customer states that both zones inside car react equally when acting up, since it has dual temp door actuators then that is in...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: 3G1JC12F33
BIG THANKS to all who helped. As most of you said the instrument panel (IPC) was the bad boy. We did not do a proper pin check because of intermittent condition. All is well now .
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Tpms VIN: 1GCEK19008
Truck has not returned, thus it is not fixed. Thank you to the friendly folks who offered help. Among the replies were recommendations on possible cluster issues and/or drive cycle procedures. Performing a relearn per Alldata. Checking the spec programmed int...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL58FX8
Thanks to all that replied. Common sense wins out in the end, the car is great, passes all monitors, etc. I must have some kind of comm problem in vehicle specific mode. That's all for now, Steve Trouble codes: P0128 (Engine coolant temp).
2010 Dodge Journey R/T 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D4PH6FV3A
Good morning and thanks for the replies. We smoke tested the system and no leaks were found. Both times we have seen this vehicle the fuel tank has been right full .Wondering if the customer trying to get a little more fuel in it [due to the very low gas price...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L no communication VIN: 1FTJE34H7T
Thank you to all who replied. i did not know that in 96 ford still used the OBD1 system on some of their trucks. the OBD2 was indeed a dummy. i will keep this in mind for future reference. Thank you for all your help.
2008 Ford F650 6.7L 6.7 ISB Engine VIN: 3FRNF65C98
Ok Guys we have this trouble maker fixed finally.Ok Originally we had checked both our B+ Terminals on the C1233B (Small 4-Way)Connector On The ECM (Mounted To Engine Driver's Side)& Had Battery Voltage & Both Grounds Were Good @ C1233B Also.We had B+ Coming I...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L security VIN: 1HGEM21921
Thanks to all that replied. So after all the testing I had the system reprogramed and that was the fix. The guy I had do it did not do it right. Thanks for the help
2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire only on Bank 2 VIN: 1J4GL48K54
We noticed that the oxygen sensor on the effected bank was working sometimes (mostly not). Replaced the sensor and corrected problem. Only thing was it wiped out the cat. Replaced that also and out the door she went. Thanks for all of your replies. al
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U8Y
I replaced the knock sensors and their harness with OEM parts, and the code has not reset. Several responders, who seemed quite familiar with this particular system, indicated that on these Lexus vehicles the P0330 code will not be set by actual knocking. The... Trouble codes: P0330 (knock sensor circuit fault bank 2).
2004 Lexus IS300 3.0L ABS light's on VIN: JTHBD19254
Thanks for all 9 replies.We did check all what you guys suggested.But with the scanner live data we can tell there's intermittently different value from the ABS sensors up to 3km/hr at slow speed,so we're not sure if it's electrical intermittently caused all t...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L blower motor VIN: JM1BK12F75
WELL THIS IS FIXED ,thanks for all the suggestions. after removing most of the necc. parts to remove the blower motor we brought car to mazda dealer who of course had the oe tool. they installed my oem mazda blower motor for me . I took car back & reassembled ...
2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 5N1AR18B68
Ended up setting up timing, engine is now running smooth with no codes.
2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW84R62
Thank you everyone for your responses. A set of injectors fixed this vehicle. I checked fuel trims and found bank 2 was negative and bank 1 positive at idle. Pulled the plenum and performed an injector balance test and #4 injector dropped more pressure than th... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected).
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