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2011 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAVAFD4B
can not duplicate concern lambda is .9 at 60 mph stays at 1.3-.8 under normal driving. will go to 3.5 under the most aggressive conditions. can not get o2s to stick or find an issue. will occasionally have a rough idle with mil on but has good idle most of the... Trouble codes: 2196 (o2 sensor signal biased stuck rich b1s1), 2096 (post catalyst fuel trim too lean bank 1)
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Stall VIN: WBXPA73424
Needs with this code, not in shop key. car wont run, dies right away, EML, brake lights came on Thank You mIKE Trouble codes: 28A2
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WVABC93547
Car was brought to us for a valve cover gasket replacement and front brakes. New car to the customer. Owned under 1month. Ran and drove fine until after job was completed. Now the car runs terribly hard loping idle constant misfires. Codes that come up are eac...
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2000 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CU5415Y
Thanks in advance, I have this 2000 Buick Park Ave. with a 3.8 super charged engine, that is setting a p0401 on every test drive. EGR valve has been replaced, EGR valve does move to 100% when commanded and vehicle starts to misfire and run rough when commandin... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffecient EGR flow)
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2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEK63N73
Engine will cut out and RPM is reduced to 1200 when problem occurs. Code P1516 comes up right away. Checked all computer connections but I can't get it to act up for me. SUV always comes back in "limp mode". I clear the codes and all is good, sometimes it goes... Trouble codes: P1516 (Problem with throttle)
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1990 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Passenger side front tire VIN: 1GNEV18K3L
This 4WD truck needs some more positive camber to cure outer tire wear on the passenger side. I see that they may have two ways to get more camber- with a shim for the spindle or some type of way to offset the upper ball joint? What is practical for this probl...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 North Face 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 3GNEK13T43
Hi every one out there, we have 2003 avalanch 4x4 every 2 or 3 monts these car braking transmisson housing betwen transmission and transfer case , we did replace two times this housing and transfer case too but same thing , any body had this kind of problem .i...
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2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3EL55H0Y
This car has been all over town for the same problem. Sometimes it runs OK until it warms up real good, other times it starts up and runs poorly right off the bat. The car will idle all day long smooth as silk but when you give it throttle, it stumbles, misses... Trouble codes: P1391
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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
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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...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L thermostat VIN: 1FAFP23185
i'm having trouble bleeding the air from this system i have tried to vacuum the system with airlift i have filled the system and pulled the plug over the thermostat housing i have let it run till it gets warm then shut it down and waited till it cooled off fil...
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2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71V89
We have this 2009 CVPI Patrol car that has an E.G.R. and A/C issue. The car runs perfectly at idle and cruise. With the Solus Pro hooked up and car warmed up, the O2S sensors look good switching with cross counts at idle and up the range and the after Cat read... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient.), P1408 (EGR flow out of range.), P0645 (A/C clutch relay circuit malfunction.), P2196 (O2S sensor excess rich bank 1 sensor 1.)
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L no communication VIN: 1FTFX1EV9A
Hey Ford techs, I need some help please. This truck will not crank and won't communicate. The theft light is blinking in the instrument cluster, also comes up service 4X4. I've checked everything that I could see. PCM relay is working and I've swapped with ano...
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2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L rear lamps VIN: 1FT8W3BT3C
Have no brake or turn signals rear have tailights. Body module codes set B132B-132C Short to ground can find no shorts. no power to lamps. Codes do not clear. Possible body module? Any one run in to this.
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2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGE516505
Vehicle was towed into shop with No Start complaint. Vehicle started on first attempt but appeared to have a irregular misfire. Pulled coils and plugs and found them to have light oil contamination where it appears someone had recently replaced valve cover gas... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire), P0300 (Random/Multiple misfire)
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2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L AIrbag VIN: SAJWA79B06
This is a crazy problem, we got this car from another shop who waved the white flag, airbag fault B2291 symptom 30, by definition "Generic OPS Module Fault", the passenger presense system uses four spatial sensors that sense the position of the passenger seat ...
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2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Evap leak VIN: KNADC12504
This vehicle has been in our shop mulitple times. We have smoked evap system multiple times. We can find no leaks and system hold pressure. Unsure where to go at this point. Have checked the fuel pump seal and all evap lines with no problems found. Any help wo... Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap very small leak)
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2008 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23348
I believe I have just waited a lot of time on this van. The van came in for this P0018 code, scanner reading is -18 on bank 2 at idle. I can power the cam solenoid and it will advance up to +54, take the power away and it will return to -18 I removed the front... Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft/ camshaft correlation bank 2)
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E280 4Matic 3.0L No Start
hi techs ,i ve got this e class 220 cdi year 2007 manual ,i had to put it down as a 280 cause its not on the list. its been in a head on collision so i had to change all airbag kit ,the coolers.water pump and other things but now it wont start i ve got good fu... Trouble codes: 2320, 23F40, 206D0, 20C2
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1969 Plymouth Fury Sport 6.3L steering gear VIN: PH27H9D272
help.. steering wont return to center in fact wont return at all. stays in the turn even with engine shut off.can remove all the fluid from gear and pump and remove the belt to make it manual steering and the car has good return.set alignment to 1.75 degrees p...
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2008 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GMDV03W28
Hi, folks. This Montana will come in with the CE light on and codes P0116, P1174, P2070. They all seem to set at once. They are very intermittant. In the past we reset the alchohol content using the Tech2 for p1174 because it was showing an out of range cont... Trouble codes: P0116, P1174, P2070
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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L airbag light VIN: 2S3DA41748
this vehicle was originally brought in for a battery draw. after diagnosis it was found that bcm was at fault. ordered bcm and sent to dealer for reprogram. vehicle returned, with draw fixed. however, airbag light was now on with code B0081 (sym of) as well as...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: JTDBR32EX3
This car came in with a P0171 code indicating a lean condition. The long term fuel trim at idle was +25% and the short term varied between 2% and 3%. While watching the short term fuel trim on the live data with the engine running in closed loop I sprayed brak... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean Bank 1)
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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L Surge VIN: JTEBU11F57
We have this 07 FJ Cruiser. It has the P0016 stored. I am reasonably certain the chain is stretched. It has a shudder at about thirty to forty miles per hour and I can't get it to do it at higher speeds. I am wondering if the stretched chain is causing this or... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam/crank correlation)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L instrument cluster lights VIN: WVWPD63B21
Customer states dash light where on flickered and a couple times then went out. has not worked since. My wiring diagram does not show enough info. From what I can tell I have power coming out of the headlight switch. And to the instrument cluster dimmer switch...
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2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Misfire VIN: WVWJK73C29
Ok im stuck with another vw which im pretty sure stands for virtually worthless,but i could be wrong? anyways the thing came in with p0171 lean and p0302 misfire on cylinder two and p0304 cylinder four, problem was intermittent so i check the o2 sensor voltage... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean), P0302 (Misfire 2), P0404 (Misfire 4)
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1SZ59H44
Hi Guys. This car was towed in from another shop with a no start condition. It cranks fine with fuel to the rail but no injector pulse and no spark. 2 codes return with cranking; ECM-3000 and ECM-3010 cam sensor codes. There are no codes on the OBD side. Messa... Trouble codes: ECM30, ECM30
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1995 Chevrolet G30 Hi-Cube 5.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJG31K6S
thanks for all the responses on this vehicle, took awhile but did find that the previous shop did not install the camshaft correctly (approx. 3 teeth off) again I am sorry for the late response back but had to get customer to allow us to tear down front of eng...
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2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L #7 spark plug VIN: 3GNFK123X8
The customer is in talks with gm about this situation.What we did find was that there is fairly deep scratches in the #7 cylinder wall,possible from the plug bits.We also found the bulletin pertaining to this situation was not totally performed,the shield arou...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L shift mechanism VIN: 1GCHK24K58
thx for the replies. i had tried removing cable with lock cylinder in place but no matter which way i turned wiggled or twitched it, cable would not come out. with the lock cylinder and ignition switch removed i reached in with a big flat bladed screwdriver an...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L gauges and warning lights VIN: 3GNDA53P58
This issue with this car turned out to be the ABS module. I noticed that the very first fault to come in was in the engine module ( no comms with ABS ). Also, I had the no crank situation on one occasion and if the ABS is unplugged, the car will not crank. Aft...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L control head VIN: 2C3HE66G52
my tech is closing this,tim,jerry,pat,richard got it.i separated the circuit board and plugged in as was able to get to work.the aera top right corner near the voltage stabilizer,3 resistors appeared to be the problem.i resoldred all 3.could not get to fade/dr...
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L cruise control VIN: 2B6HB11Y7X
The problem is the on off switch. I used a switch out of a customers 98 dodge 1500 and everything works as expected. Problem is the new switch that I got from the dealer causes the voltage to drop to 4.5v and the used switch stays at 5v. The only issue im havi...
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2007 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L engine
HELLO TO ALL I DID REMOVE ENGINE FROM TRUCK.. DID LIKE YOU GUYS TOLD ME. UNBOLT TRANSMISSION PULL IT BACK FOR 1/4 " ,REMOVE INTAKE MANIFOLD AND ATACH LIFTING POINTS IN MIDLE OFF ENGINE BLOCK.. ENGINE IS OUT .. HARDEST PART IN ALL OF THIS IS CATALITIC CON...
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPE84577
warren from oregon a special thanks, shes fixed and running looked to me like when my tech installed the actuator it could move the slightest little bit and thats all it took. loosened the bolts acutated it and tightened them back up all is well. thanks guys! 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).
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2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L Timing VIN: 1ZVHT80N06
Thanks to all that replied. I wound up renting the timing tools from a fellow IATN member, Jesse [...]. The owner did not want...
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2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Trunk release VIN: 2FABP7BVXA
Thanks for all the replies, the customer has chosen not to continue finding the cause at this time. If it returns we will look where was indicated and i will post the results. thanks again for the help, gary
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1999 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG2255X
We asked customer for different key, brought us a key and still did not work, advised customer he will have to take to dealer to get new key programmed.
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L coolant VIN: 1J8HG58276
so sorry its alittle late on this. removed head gaskets and machine shop found both to be .003 warped. heads were machined and reinstalled. found a random google search that lead to checking water pump for a broken impeller and bingo. the black plastic impelle...
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2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Engine Noise VIN: KNDJE72307
Thanks to who responded, and replacing the Camshaft Timing Chains and guides was the correct fix. We questioned the amount of "slack" in the chains. After installing the new chains, we had zero slack. We also replaced the Timing Belt and water pump while we ha...
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2008 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 4.2L electronic suspension VIN: SALMF13418
Thanks to all 3 who replied. You were all correct, it was coded for the wrong compressor. Had it recoded for correct compressor and all is OK. Thanks
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2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L warning chime VIN: 2MEHM75V16
Well, went back through all systems, checked for codes in all systems, all warning lights functioning properly, has problem with turn signals, but customer did not want to go further. Bulbs all ok, sockets good, possible problem in the light control module. Th...
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2006 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Brake Warning indicator VIN: 5Y2SL65846
Thanks to everyone who offered their input. I repaired issue with the light not coming on with parking brake applied, which was a dirty connection at the switch. Had already verified that the light would come on if brake fluid level was low. Special note: Igno...
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2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L convertable VIN: 1G2ZH36N37
Thank you everyone for your time. Folding top header dowel pin s17 was stuck. Working well now, for now.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Right output seal VIN: 4T1BE32K33
The majority of the responses I received suggested checking for wear in the differential. The differential was checked and no excessive wear was detected, One tech suggested a repair sleeve on the CV axle, This is the repair that is going to attempted. I will ...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Stall, dies VIN: 3VWSR31C96
Group, Sorry for so long to close this but have had trouble getting the car to act up. Drove me crazy scoped pump, checked relays and finally found that when it acted up with volt meter hooked to fuel pump wires that it had power but pump just didn't come on e... Trouble codes: P0726.
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1VWBN7A31C
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was very difficult to locate. The idea that a short would cause the ECM to shut down the 5V reference circuits was correct. Because the problem was intermittent, it took a long time. We found the problem to be the 5v ref ... Trouble codes: P0651 (ref v b open), P13D0, P13D6, P13D9, P0472 (exh psi sensor low v), P204A.
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L no communication VIN: YV1SW53D71
The dealer put a new CEM in and we still had the same problem. There seems to be an issue in the wiring between the obd2 connector and the cem. The dealer was able to communicate with the car long enough on one occasion to run the state inspection. This was wh...
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