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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB28D1X
Vehicle came in with rough idle complaint. previous repairs were MAF, Throttle body, Injectors, Coils, plugs, ignition control module, and PCV assembly and hoses. Concern was still there so customer brought to us. verified all parts that were replaced were all... Trouble codes: 18014 (rough road/engine torquesignal from abs malfunction), 16502 (coolant temp sensor- signal too high- intermittent), P0301, P0302, P0304, P0303
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANF73507
Okay there isn't much info at all about this code that I can find, I have replaced both solenoids for the vanos.the eccentric shaft sensor is reading within specs.. any thoughts? Thank you guys for your time Trouble codes: 2AA9
2007 BMW 335i 3.0L valve train VIN: WBAVB73517
The car came to us with a performance/running issue and the above codes were retrieved. While checking out the performance problem a very distinct, loud engine noise was heard from the upper valve train. The sound is coming from the front of the engine and can...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1BL82P9S
Posting for the person who will be replacing my roof this spring, vehicle is at another shop. As an import specialist, we know enough about GM products to be dangerous. The shop was not able to pull codes. When this car acts up, the engine and brake lights wil...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34R7V
truck idles rough , no misfire codes and not showing a misfire , repl fuel pump and found hose in tank to pump loose, fuel trims on bank 2 22% bank 1 6%, fuel pressure 58psi it was 40psi before repl. pump. did not find any vacuume leaks.,,cust. did have an old... Trouble codes: P0174
2003 Chevrolet Venture LT 3.4L No Start VIN: 1GNDX13E53
We have replace cam sensor,crank sensor and wiring pigtail to crank sensor,It was staring once in a while but now will not start no communication from crank or cam sensor.Have replace crank snsor 2 times.loosing 24x signal Trouble codes: P0336
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L charge light VIN: 1GNDS13S56
Thanks for your help. Hopefully someone has seen this before. The alternator light in the cluster is on all the time about half the brightness of the regular bulb check. When the key is turned on all lights come on including the alternator light at regular lev...
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1.8L HVAC Blower Fan VIN: 1G1JE6SH8C
Customer has to put on 40 to 60 miles before it acts up. Blower fan is inoperative regardless on speed position. She says it seems to act up more the colder it is outside, like below 0. When it acts up, she waits approximately 5 minutes, while still driving an...
2008 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.5L engine VIN: 1C3LC65M78
hi, this is gil from angelo,s Townline, this car came in for an engine overheat condition, we found a coolant leak and the coolant was dripping somewhere from the top back corner of the engine timing belt area, i could see coolant drops on the belt tensioner.T...
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Noise VIN: 1D8GU58677
I have a Nitro that has a hard 1 to 2 shift and a whinning noise, when the car is warmed up it shifts ok and the noise goes away. Outside temp affects the noise and shift also colder worse and warm days not so bad. Checking to see if any one else ran into the ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
looking for advice on this truck. it has the original motor that burns oil at start up. 2 plugs were somewhat oil fouled, not sure which cylinders they came from. starts to misfire when motor is under stress, around 1500 rpm power braking or accelerating in 4t...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vent temperature VIN: 1FMPU16LX3
Gentlemen, I have a Ford Expedition here with a strange problem. First of all the truck came in with no freon in it, and I traced the problem to a leaking evaporator, which I replaced. Now I've got excellent cooling when on MAX air setting, however if I chan...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L radio VIN: 2GTEK19T92
wired in factory connector,installed factory deck,will light up,can change stations but no volume,deck was working when took out of parts truck.if I take key out put power to green wire,key power,it works,with key on 2 powers and ground it doesn't work.truck h...
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Oil Pressure VIN: 2GTEK13T65
Thanks in advance for any help on this one. Customer came in with low oil pressure and lifter noise. We recommended oil pump with understanding may have other problems. Oil pan was full of sludge. After cleaning oil pan and screen we replaced pump and still ha...
2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L driver seat and both heated seats VIN: 3GKEC16Z55
the heated seats dont work on either front seats,driver seat has no movement as well passenger seat and adjustable foot pedal works. scantool wont communicate with memory seat module. both door modules show heated seat active when you push the button. all wiri...
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Stall VIN: 1GKFK63837
vehicle will stall as you come to a stop sign. sometimes will not start for ten minutes. it has stalled one time while we were test driving the vehicle. without turning the key off i checked for engine rpm on a scanner and it was good. the fuel pressure was no... Trouble codes: P0011, P0449
2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L heatre VIN: 2G2WP52235
loose heat going down the road. when at idle heat comes back, when on high blower speed- loose heat. 3 times come back for lack of heat- Acts like an air pocket. No coolent in Oil. check for head gasket failure- ok same to have alot of air in system when it co...
2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 2.0L no injector pulse
vehicle came in with no engine oil and no start, inspected & diagnosed, battery terminals loose along with fusable links loose connections, no HID headlights, no tail lights. tightened loose connections and vehicle WAS running until I shut engine down to pour ...
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S4BP66C09
Hey Everybody, Looking for some advice and or insight on this Subaru Outback. It was towed in no crank no start with Er HC in odometer. Died on the road. Battery was dead so I removed it and charged overnight and went through reset procedure found in other pos...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start
Intermittant hard to start.Came in no spark and no injector pulse . found bad coil wire and coil had carbon track . replaced coil and wires and cranksensor . cranksensor because of age . still didnt start no power to injectors and fuel pump , bypass relay fuel...
2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWDC21V6Y
hello all I have this VW here that runs very rough wont accelerate,cannot test drive,but thats not my problem i cannot do any testing because vehicle keeps burning out the ignition coils almost within 5 minutes customer has had 2 replaced by others they used a... Trouble codes: P0715
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H24
We do not have any VOLVO specific scan tool. We can retrieve codes with our GENISYS EVO, and our AUTEL, but neither tool will deliver data stream. Our vehicle starts and runs normal with a slight roughness. Car will randomly stall coming to a stop, but always ... Trouble codes: P2178 (rich bank 1), P2180 (rich bank 2), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (p0395-), P0395 (testing and results)

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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L electrical VIN: JH4KA965X2
well we send the car to the dealer and they are saying customer used a red key out of the trunk that was not suppose to be used,. and because of that the ecu was fried( I had ecu out and open and it look healthy) the cost to repair is about $1600.00 but they ...
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L no heat, very loud radiator fan on high , overheat VIN: 5UXFE43567
Yea for IATN. It was the waterpump as was suspected. The lack of water circulation and strange noise along with the overheat symptoms all related to the pump failure. The lack of codes was a scanner failure. Another scanner showed pump rotation deviation and a...
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L security system VIN: 1G4NJ52T2V
I'm calling this fixed. I was looking it over with the tech 2, and I found an option to reset the security system. What this does is erase everything in the security system and relearns all the proper passwords. Here is my theory as to why it wouldn't work ...
2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Lt Turn VIN: 1G4CW54K41
Sorry for closing this so late. I finally found the flasher module which is above the lamp module mounted to the same bracket. I took Mike's advice and after pulling down the 2 modules I could see the flasher so I released it and had just enough wiggle to get ...
2008 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GYFK63828
well we replace the (dod) lifters with regular style lifters as that is what this year vehicle is supposed to have. we found that the engine was from an 2007 escalade & that's why it had all the dod hardware. truck still has very slight misfire at idle which w...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1GCDC14KXL
Thanks for all the replies. My son hasn't finished the repair yet, but here is the info I have. The lack of oil from the rockers was taken care of by adjusting the rockers. It is a mechanical noise not a spark knock so we didn't go that direction. We have ...
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PF5S94B
Hey guys thanks for all the help. I checked the PCV valve and just like most of you said it was leaking vacuum badly. So I replace the camshaft cover with a new PVC valve and it runs like a new one thanks again!! Trouble codes: P1101 (Intake air flow system), P0171 (Fuel trim lean), P0106 (Manifold absolute pressure problem).
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N12
thanks everyone for all the help sorry it took so long to get back with you ended up being the ECM I had to replace it four times ended up going with a junkyard ECM I got the ECM from computer exchange not a very good company to order from
2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L Misfire VIN: 1B3EL46T15
Guys thanks for all the help. Yes after pulling valve covers and aligning the cams i could see bank 1 was off one tooth. also I replaced the tensioner again just to make sure it didnt fail. I was not the mechanic that did the waterpump. All fixed now. Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on, Derate VIN: 3D7LS38C05
Thank you for all the advice. Thank you for the new updated return flow procedure. I re torqued the injector tubes. All were tight. Retested. Same results. Perfect. Return flow well within specs. Ordered a Smarty JO6 tuner with the old Dodge software l... Trouble codes: P1222 (Excessive fuel return.).
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 2D4GP44L66
This was definately a weird one. We ended up replacing the crank sensor as part of the fix.That improved the way it ran, but it still had no power. Back to square one...We disconnected the exhaust COMPLETELY. BOOM! All the power in the world! Replaced the...
1965 Ford Econoline 2.4L rotor
Well received some helpful replies.Some of the responders didn't read my request completely.i asked for help in finding used pieces that would work,mostly if somebody had done a conversion like this and used a mustang 2 rotors,bearing numbers or other parts.So...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
i have found the problem to be rust on the tone ring on the inside of the rotors..thank you to all who have replied
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMYU931X5
Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Keith from Massachusetts you nailed it. What we found in the end is the coils were shorting out the ECM intermittently causing it to stall but always restart with no trace. We installed new coils, all is well now, cu...
2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Charge lamp stays on VIN: JHMZE137X1
I appreciate the replies;some didn't read the post carefully(I did realize the battery was bad;I wanted info about what else likely was/was not wrong with the car) and others stated things that ain't necessarily so (anytime the car sets a battery code it shuts... Trouble codes: P1449 (Battery module deviation).
2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L Auto Temp Control VIN: JTHBL46F87
Thanks to those that helped out. We removed the dash and we were able to diagnose an open in the ribbon cable (harness to the actuators) and a failure in 2 of the actuators. We replaced the harness and the 2 lower floor vent actuators. Our diagnosis was done u...
2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2CU97158
We were able to test the ECU drivers this morning and do work correctly, the owner did not want to spend the time testing the cylinder as he stated if the head has to come off I will just drive it like that. Turns out he has been driving the vehicle with that ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire.).
2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Battery VIN: WMWZG3C57B
Thanks again Obie. The tech I posted this for found that removal of the DME (digital motor control) fuse also removed the draw. Sent to be programmed the programming shop discovered another module needed to be replaced .The CCE car communication control module...
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