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2007 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Oil Leak VIN: WAUMV44E17
Missfire-p0301-found oil in sparkplug well on #1-doesnt appear to be from the top by valve cover but maybe leaking half way down the well-any advise appreciated from iatn audi experts.thanks
2009 BMW X3 xDrive30i 3.0L Abs
4x4 and brake warning light staying on when started code in abs 6e6e steering angle calibration in transmission 55c4 no message from DME I think this is a result of the steering angle fault. All lights go out when steering wheel is rotated lock to lock. Leave ...
1986 Chevrolet C20 Silverado 5.7L MIL Lamp on
This is my neighbors truck Check engine light would come on from time to time, now its on solid. Emission testing coming up, so it has to be addressed. NO ALDL port, NO feed back carb, NO 02 sensor. What data is ECM monitoring? Air pump? Vac advance? Perhaps t...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WF55K55
Geting no spark from coil pack #2 and #5.both on same coil pack.did some testing and found there is no swicthing sinal for that coil from ignition module.had module tested and showed module was good. Even tried swicthing it with another one and same problem.sc...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 WT 6.0L Ignition VIN: 1GBJC34U86
Customer brought us truck for truck starting in Run position on key switch not crank. Also once started we can get the truck to shutdown unless we pull pcm fuse then it will shutdown. The ignition switch was replaced and still has the same problem. I even unpl...
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG316X7
Thanks in advanced for taking your time to read this. this truck will set the P0101 code soon after start up. COLD idle ECT 62 degrees F,Maf 43.67 g\s,4359 Hz. Warmed up ECT 169f, Maf 30.05 g\s 3795 Hz. Maf g\s with EGR commanded 40% 15 g\s. I am leaning towar... Trouble codes: P0101
2009 Chrysler Aspen Limited Hybrid 5.7L car VIN: 1A8JW18T49
Vehicle was brought to us from the dealership by the customer saying it needed this tipm cooling pump for the Trans slipping. Pump cooling pump on and vehicle will not start is there a reset procedure for the hybrid system?
2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPE84577
as you can see the sprinter came in just in shambles and very poorly maintained. it came in a fleet from a company that was just bought out. in my initial diagnostic all problems have been fixed with the exception of the swirl actuator and position codes, this... Trouble codes: 2513 (intake port swirl actuator position error), 2953 (intake port swirl actuator closed sensor value too high), 2952 (left ekas end position measurement sensor closed valve and readout too high)
1934 Ford Model BB Tru CID Rear Brake Adjustment
replaced the rear brake shoes & got the system freed up. It seems that the rear brake arms that
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L fuel selector valve VIN: 1FTHF25GBK
hi folks. I have this ford that the fuel selector valve on the frame chrips like a bird but only when on the front tank. switch to rear tank and no noise. fuel pressure is always good and engine has no performance issues. I've never heard these valves make any...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L coolant VIN: 1FDSW35F62
Please help. I have this 7.3L that the customer recently installed a new long block. It came in with a LOT of engine oil in the coolant. (engine oil was 4.0l low). I pulled the cooler and installed block plates and gaskets under the end caps for a pressure tes...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12536
Please help. This vehicle here for third time, same code P0010. No other codes found, no complaints stated by customer other than check engine light came on. At the first time i check the ckt for bank one cam actuator solenoid and as everything pass ok i did r... Trouble codes: P0010 (Intake cam shaft actuator ckt. Open bank 1)
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Trunk release VIN: 2FABP7BVXA
Hello all, an odd one here. Trunk release activates opening trunk when key is turned on. if door is open and ignition turned on trunk wont open but when you close the door, trunk pops open. Also opens as they are driving down road, we have not tried that as...
2013 Kia Optima EX 2.0L Door Lock VIN: KNAGN419BD
Thanks for any input on this one. I have this 2013 Kia Optima giving a strange trouble here. It was noticed that the doors will unlock itself when the car is on motion and it won't lock even after pressing the lock button on the door switch until you put of th...
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Rear Calipers VIN: JM1BJ24533
This is a silly one, however is driving me and the customer crazy. Replaced rear brakes complete. Calipers, Pads and rotors. Standard brake job, nothing out of the ordinary. Set-up rear calipers (e-brake) as I have done many times before. Customer comes back t...
2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L warning chime VIN: 2MEHM75V16
Customer complaining that chime is sounding at the beginning of the drive cycle, as if seat belt not buckled. Chime sounds for about 4 cycles then goes off, meanwhile there are no warning lights on, all seem to be working at bulb test, etc. No codes. Just want...
2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Brake Warning indicator VIN: 5Y2SL65846
Had this vehicle here for 3 weeks. Customer failed VA safety inspection because brake warning light doesn't come on as a bulb check in the KOEO position. Also brake warning light will not light with parking brake applied. I've tested power and ground circuits ...
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L convertable VIN: 1G2ZH36N37
The convertible top is stuck in the almost down position, top is stowed in trunk but the trunk lid doesn't close to complete the process. Top won't go up or down & doesn't try to move. Sets b1010 after I try to operate the top. Cycling the key & doing a batter...
1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L engine VIN: JT2BG28K7W
This one is starting to drive me bonkers. 2 weeks ago, car comes in on hook for a no start. Fires up with a little help working throttle. Fires up every time after being started. Let sit for many hours, then doesnt want to fire. Will slightly spit and sputter,...
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L power door locks
Hi guys, looking for some schematics or info for this Rav4. Vehicle came in with both front door locks inop. No lock or unlock from both switches or key fob. Both front door lock actuators were replaced and now only the unlock function works from both switches...
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L VVT Solinoid VIN: JTMBD32V76
I have removed many VVT solenoids on various vehicles. Remove the retaining bolt and after very little resistance from the o ring the the VVT solenoid comes right out. Not this time. This one will not budge. After trying to rotate and pull, the solenoid port...
2006 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4.7L 4 wheel drive VIN: 5TDBT44A16
Searched archives and saw common problem with ADD. I had on lift and operated 4x4 switch. Front shaft turns and after tapping ADD the front diff engaged. Did it many times and continued to work. Took it for a road test and it seems to go into 4 wheel. The ligh...

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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blower motor VIN: 1G4HP54K6Y
ok guys thank for the help i am calling this one confirmed the orange wire that runs from the back seat fuse box to the blower control module just under the rear passenger door was half broken and corroded repaired wire and now works fine thanks for the help...
2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L park assist sensor VIN: 1G6KD57YX6
moved sensors to other side of bumper and codes followed, replaced sensors and that took care of it.
2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JF52F13
Found intermittent problem with ignition switch, before diagnostics were complete, the car jumped time, and the customer declined to follow through with repairs.. Thanks everyone for your info and assistance.
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Electronic VIN: 3GNFK16Z05
Truck is fixed. I was able to use my Tech 2 using the remote programming feature. The reason I couldn't use it the other day was because computers today do not have a serial port. I do have an adapter that converts a USB port to a serial port. However, it need...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Engine Cooling Fan VIN: 1FMYU92Z16
I found an intermittent short in the pcm control wire to the high speed fan relay, it was the DB wire rubbing on the coil bracket causing the fan to come on and stay on, repaired the wire and replaced the relay and all is back to normal, thanks for every takin...
2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU74836
Two replies suggested that the new actuator we installed could be defective, and I agree it may very likely be the cause. At this point I have not ordered and installed a replacement from Ford due to both the cost of the part and my uncertainty as to whether i... Trouble codes: P2015.
2010 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L brake pedal feel VIN: 1FMJU1H51A
A new master cylinder fixed this vehicle. Most responses went that direction. A few wondered (as I did) if the condition was normal. It is not. We had tried last week to replace the mc but got two wrong ones from Ford, got discouraged and got on IATN and saw s...
2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3L Exhaust/Cat VIN: 5NPEU46F27
Problem solved, customer has been informed of the CAT failure and will be back to get it fixed. This is another case of over-thinking the issue, thanks to everyone that has replied. -jeremy
2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Water pump VIN: 2LMDU68C58
Good afternoon techs, This engine will flood the inside with coolant, if the water pump seals go bad. Some coolant will leak to the outside, behind the alternator. The water pump is driven by the outer timing chain and is completely behind the timing cove...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Timing VIN: WDDNG86X37
Thanks for all your replies. Sorry for the super long delay the car finally came back this week and got a chance to check things over. First cleared all adaption tried the Teach-In and sensor rotor adaption didn't work. Verified the timing like 1000 times and ...
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E75
We believe its the actual vent valve being intermittant. All the help we received was good. The customer has decided to hold off fixing this vehicle do to the expense of repair. When we fix it we will update the post. Trouble codes: P1446.
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W47
Thanks to all of you that took the time to respond. The overwhelming opinion was the PCM. Installed a new PCM and the truck fires right up on even the coldest morning. Plug and play except for putting in the VIN. Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: P0605.
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ52K2X
It wound up needing a computer. I appreciate all your help. Clifford you were right I missed that one but I checked it and I had battery voltage. Timothy [...] checked pin 2 as well and it did have the 7 volts. Wayne and John you guys were pretty much on. Thank yo...
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