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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Abs Module VIN: WAUBA24B1X
Hello Techs, I am unable to communicate with the ABS Module on this vehicle. I am using VCDS w/ latest version 14.10.1 I can communicate with all other controllers,(NO codes in any of them) I have inspected fuses on ABS and OBD/DLC along with confirming power ...
2011 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFGAFB1B
Customer stated that his vehicle died while driving. I try to start it; it will start but will died as soon as the rpm drops back down not even for five second. Check engine light on with code (p0341) set for camshaft position sensor A circuit range/performanc... Trouble codes: P0341
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
Hoping this sounds familure to someone. I have a dead misfire on cylinder #5 intermittently cold usually after sitting 2 days. Starts runs fine about 1 Minuit misses for about 2 minuets then runs perfect. If it sets a code injector shuts off. Injector turns ba... Trouble codes: 242 (Misfire cyl 5), P1351 (Misfire Cylinder 5 With fuel cut off)
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Extended Crankng VIN: WBAVB13566
Customer had this 2006 BMW 325i towed in claiming a no-start, a stalling concern and “service engine" light. She stated vehicle just recently (last week) began having an intermittent extended crank symptom before starting, stalling that ended in her no start c... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit A Malfunction)
2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Airbag VIN: WBAHN83588
Post window repair, we had noticed the airbag message on dash and instrument panel display. Cleared all known module codes related to airbag system. One code returns after cycling the key, DTC #9649: Resistance, Firing ckt, Thorax airbag, Front left, Too low. ...
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52F13
Intermittent no start usually after 5 mile drive and short heat soak. No spark no injector pulse. test CPS with o-scope found signal very poor. Replace with aftermarket part, start and run test drive same route again no start monitor with scope after cool down...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L ABS Module VIN: 3GNEC16Z95
Vehicle Came in with ABS activation at low speeds. Right front wheel bearing was bad(had Slack and roaring).Replaced bearing 1st(aftermarket bearing), never pulled codes. Test drove after replacing bearing, same issue. Pulled codes, had codes for the right bea...
2012 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1C3CCBABXC
Hello guys I have a strange problem. When this vehicle got towed in it was a no start. Testing showed that I had injector pulse but no spark. A look into the under hood fuse box showed that fuse #23 ignition coil power was blown. After replace the 15 amp fuse ... Trouble codes: P0301
1992 Dodge W250 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KM26Z4N
Truck towed in -no start.found injectors triggering but no spark from coil.has rpm signal on scan tool,also injectors are firing.disconnected gray coil driver wire from ecm and its not grounding coil.continuity is good from ecm to coil.bad ecm.trouble is no mo...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L Electronic VIN: 1D7HU18N83
Thanks in advance for anybody willing to help he. Im not a tranny guy. Im looking for some direction to start on this truck. only has second gear and reverse. with the autel I could see that the gear pos switch seems to be working. the tranny temp says hot eve...
2006 Dodge Durango SXT 3.7L Rockers VIN: 1D4HD38K86
hello, have this Durango with rockers that keep falling off on the passenger side. customers says just before it happens they hear a ding-ding-ding chime and the engine starts running bad shortly after. anybody know a fix for the rockers getting spit out on th...
2008 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L heater VIN: 2D4FV47T28
Hi guys this Magnum is a headache. What we have going on is the customer came in a couple weeks ago with a complaint of no heat at idle we were really busy that day so we topped off the coolant and bleed out the cooling system and the heat returned. Asked the ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F61
This vehicle came in for a transmission shifting concern. Test drove and found that the VSS was reading 70~80mph while sitting still and also observed the OSS data PID reading around 3,000rpm's also while sitting still with the engine running. If I scan it wit...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L suspension VIN: 1FTWW33P93
Thank you in advance to all the talented techs out there. I have a 2003 Ford F350 dually has 277k miles. It has a clunk at cruising speeds specifically at 40-60 mph presents a clunk at your left foot. No bearing noise just a slight clunk. I can see where the l...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW12514
Truck came in was stalling if you took your foot off the gas would not idle. Had multiple misfires and 2 bad coils. Replaced 2 coils, spark plugs, remaining plug boots, and fuel filter. Truck still would not idle and you still had to use both feet to keep it r...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46R98
Not a diesel tec so any help would app I'm getting 4 codes the p246c and p2463 dpf filter when I scanned the codes first I had egr code and cly 7 contribution code I don remember the code numb because I cleared the code to do a regeneration and didn't write th... Trouble codes: P246C, P2463 (Soot accu dpf)
2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKFK66U61
most of the time fault sets on cold start up but have gotten it to fail on decel at highway speed inspected wiring from tps to tac module. Issue occured after lower intake gasket repair Trouble codes: P1221, P1220, P1515
2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L srs system VIN: 5NPEB4AC1C
working on this thing trying to get the srs module to accept variant coding i have a 1 week subscription to hmaservice.com and retrieved the code "yfa3" this code fails the coding procedure i found a bulletin (#13-BE-008) for different variant codes base...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Instrument cluster VIN: 1J4HR48N06
I have this Jeep and the customer's complaint is the instrument cluster will stop working at times. He is also complaining about the 4wd light coming on on the dash. I have not been able to duplicate the cluster not working. I also have a check engine light on...
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L MIL Lamp on
I have a 1997 Lexus ES300 I am trying to wire the new oxygen sensor into the factory wiring harness, I can not find a pigtail for the engine side of the connector that snaps into the new connector of the new oxygen sensor. My Lexus does not offer one nor does ...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L air suspension VIN: 5LMFU27R64
Thank you in advance all of your input & advise: This vehicle came into our shop with all four corners on the ground & the pump not working. Right off we located a bad relay & fuse which, when replaced, cleared most of the codes. C1881 & C1889 remained + the a...
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L front parking lights VIN: 4JGBB22E88
Hey guys, odd one here. So we had the vehicle in for some unrelated repairs and after assembling and starting (to warm up trans fluid the drivers centre indicated a problem with the left and right front parking lamps. Hooked up scan tool and checked for code...
2010 Mercedes-Benz S450 4Matic 4.6L Transmission VIN: WDDNF8EB8A
Have a hard one for you guys :) It's a 2010 S450 that is stuck in transmission limbo. Vehicle fires but acts like it's stuck in Park. Vehicle message shows says it's not in park, but shows the P Emblem. Was not able to scan the ISM or the VGS, no communica...
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Hesitation VIN: JA4LZ31F04
This car was sent to the dealer for the hesitation. There answer was as i thought. The ecm is bad. But i dont like the price they gave me of $3000. So my question is can a used ecm be installed and work with this car. Or will it e like some of the jeeps or d... Trouble codes: P0135
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L p0336 VIN: 2G2FV22P4V
Hello, im just trying to see if anyone else has ran into this problem. ? I have a 1997 firebird 5.7LT1... the customer brought in the car with the check eng light on, scanned car found code p0336 CKP sensor "A" (18/24×) out of range... we replaced distbutor an...
2004 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BH80614
Hi all, We have a 2004 Subaru Legacy Outback with a 3.0L. Came in with a check engine light. A--- Z--- Parts store said it their code read was that it had three misfires. Cylinders 2,4,6. After checking we have found the Air/Fuel sensor reading too rich on ban... Trouble codes: P0302 (Engine Miss Cylinder 2), P0304 (Engine Miss Cylinder 4), P0306 (Engine Miss Cylinder 6)
2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L abs VIN: JT3HN86R01
Vehicle has multiple codes co200 rf wheel speed,co205 lf wheel speed,[...] solenoid relay,c1223 abs control system,c1246,master cylinder pressure switch,[...] motor relay.Tried to clear them and they come rite back.All fuses are good.Belongs to a car lo...
2005 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L Electronic VIN: 5TEJU62N15
Customer states the vehicle's a/c will kick off mostly at highway speeds and the a/c light will start to flash. I tested every input going to the amplifier and they are within alldata specs. The only item I could not check was the waveform of the compressor(no...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Brakes VIN: 9BWBB21J02
Hey all, very strange situation hopefully VW guys can help me out. Car had a low pedal/no brakes 3 weeks ago. Found a bad master cylinder - replaced it. Then the car came back and we found a leaking caliper (both were replaced at another garage prior 1-2 years...
2005 Volvo V50 i 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1NW39065
Car came in with check engine light on and horrible gas mileage (according to customer) Pulled code for long term fuel trim Checked for intake vacuum leaks and cleaned throttle body Found mass air flow at 2.3g/s (supposed to be approxiately 4g/s Replaced maf s...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1988 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L electrical VIN: 1GCGK34N0J
i thank you very much guys for the help i found the pins that i had to add for the systems that the other wiring harness didn't come with i appreciate the help.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Monitors wont set VIN: 2GCEC19T51
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L transfer case shift module VIN: 3GNFK12328
Well, I just picked the vehicle up from the dealer and Timothy had hit the nail right on the head [BCM AND TCCM] I had originally tried to have the BCM reprogrammed and was informed that they could not do so due to lack of communication. After isolating and in...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L Collision Repair VIN: 1GNDV33198
The neighbor is still trying to scrape up the money to repair, so I have not had it back in. Seatbelts icon on the dash works with the front seatbelts, and the driver information center detects any door that is open. It displays what door is ajar. I really be...
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCPKTE79D
This truck is fixed! Believe it or not a radiator fixed it! 20 responses, 14 thermostat recomendations. The other responses included making sure no air is in the system, fan clutch, and some info about what is under powertrain warranty. I had used ACDelco ther... Trouble codes: P0128 (eng wont reach operating temperature).
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Noise VIN: 1D8GU58677
Thanks for the help after changing the trans filter we have no more noise. Customer Happy.
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU18W1W
Sorry for the long wait, we found cylinders #3 and #4 had 40 psi lower compression than the others and decided to R&R the new engine for replacement as there must be a mechanical issue with it, still under warranty from the rebuilder. waiting for replacemen... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cyl 3 missfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 missfire), P0300 (Random missfire detected in pending codes).
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF12227
After replacing the ecm with 2 from ford and still having the same issue went through every inch of wiring etc and still came up with a bad ecm. So towed the vehicle to the dealer and had them diag it and same thing they came up with a bad ecm. Replaced the ... Trouble codes: P0351.
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L radio VIN: 2GTEK19T92
finally figured it out had the acc 12v power crossed with one of the green speaker wires thus shorted to power with key on
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L obd monitors VIN: KMHDN45D72
Hi everyone, after this vehicle gave me the run around a few times, and the only thing off by 200mv was the rear o2 sensor ,but keep getting a code for the front o2 sensor,slow response,i called the hot line to get some help, and every thing he told me to do i... Trouble codes: P0133.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cooling Systems
Thanks for the replies I finished the engine swap today only issue left to deal with now is heater core. Prior to me seeing vehicle it had stop leak added and now I have very little heat from heater core I assume due to stop leak being added and plugged heater...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA32E2S
I was suggested to inspect the harness closely, which I had already done. Others question whether it was actually the limiter coming on or just a lean misfire. Undoubtedly a limiter, hence the vehicle speed fault. Tech Assist from Alldata kinda washed their ha... Trouble codes: 20 (VSS - Vehicle Speed Sensor).
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E07
Thanks for the replies. I found a shorted wire at the sensor coming out of the harness. Wires frayed and shorting out. When the wire is shorted to ground the temp goes high... I repaired the wires but problem was still there. I ran my own wire from the sensor ... Trouble codes: P0117, P1217.
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H24
Still trying to get customer back. Will let you know eventually what we find. Thanks for replying. Trouble codes: P2178 (rich bank 1), P2180 (rich bank 2), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (p0395-), P0395 (testing and results).
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