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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUMF78K09
Hello Audi Techs, We are replacing the water pump on this engine and it has a small drive belt that turns the water pump which runs off a small shaft, which Alldata is saying there is a special tool to remove the small drive gear so the small belt can be repla...
1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBABJ6327S
Mechanical IHKR climate control not working when A/C knob pushed,blower fan working at all speed. Test all fuses and all K-relay. Remove climate control 64 11 8 391 512 to verified pin contacts all is clean. Search archive and found few FIX about IHKR module. ...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWC33538
Customer complaint is a check engine light. We also noticed when the vehicle is first started it takes 30 seconds to a minute for the idle to stabilize, though the idle speed variation is very subtle (the customer didn't even mention it). The main concern is t... Trouble codes: 29E0, 29E1, 2A15, 2A1A, 29D2
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 SS 6.0L frt differential no movement VIN: 2GCEK19N93
This is a system I have not seen before. It is a NVG149 Transfer case full time no shift lever or electric motor on transfer case. there is no actuator on the frt differential it is full time like a jeep set up when frt drive shaft turns should turn frt differ...
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Horn VIN: 1G1PF5S98B
Customers complaint was that the horn started to blow when the ignition switch was turned to the on position, and would stop when turned to the off position. The horn worked like it was supposed to when pushing the horn button with the ignition switch off. The...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L low power VIN: 3D7LU38C93
Low power. Only will build 8000-15000 psi depending on its mood when it is calling for over 20000. Seems to be getting fuel in the oil. I have checked all the torque on my injectors and transfer tubes and it all seems ok. I think I must have a leaking transfer...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTWW32F8X
I have rebuilt this 4r100 transmission in this truck and it shifts the gears really quick as in 1st to 2nd at 10 mph 3rd at 20mph and 4th at 35mph locks up at 40mph anyone ever had this . It is not slipping it just shifts quick and has no codes.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L PCM /start VIN: 1FTRX17L4Y
Vehicle came to us as a shut-off while driving...towed to the shop, cranks but no start. No immediate component failure codes present with the exception of P0602- VID info mismatch in the PCM. Downloaded latest reflash software from Motocraft Service site IOT ...
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU175X5
After repair vehicle still had misfire on cylinder #3. Compression is 190 PSI. Performed leak down test is 2%. Scoped cam and crank sensor, wave forms are good. Both cams are in sync. Found noisy waveform on cylinder #3 ignition coil. Isolated #3 wiring from P... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire)
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L No Start
cust states traction control waring came on then truck began to run poorly /pulled over and then truck cut off and would not restart Trouble codes: C0561
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L starter, headlamps, instrument cluster VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7T
This Jeep came in with electrical troubles. When we turn headlamp switch on and then back off with the engine running, the starter will engage about every 3rd time and instrument cluster will quit working. Turn the headlamp switch back on and the all returns t...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJD73376
This vehicle sets pending codes P0134, P0154 within 1 minute of clearing codes. Both upstream O2 sensors sit at 40mv with no movement at idle. if I bring it up to 2500 RPM they both switch great. (I already tried new denso sensors) I have followed Kia's diag p... Trouble codes: P0134 (Bank 1 sensor 1 no O2 sensor activity), P0154 (Bank 2 sensor 1 O2 sensor no activity)
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L crank pulley VIN: JM1BK32334
we have a damaged crank pulley that we need to replace. according to the vin the replacement pulley has a 5 and three quarter inch diameter tone wheel. the original pulley has a 6 and one half inch tone wheel. dealer cant find the right one they say we are wro...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L abs, esp,bas VIN: WDBNG75J32
The car came in with intermittent esp/bas warning. The light wasn't on when I scanned it but it had these codes. c1010-08 terminal 87 under voltage c1504-009 system faults steering angle sensor not initialized c1024-004 Fault in can communication c1112-002 one...
1969 MG MGB 1.8L super charger VIN: GHN4U18360
I have this mgb with Magnuson super charger and the bearings went out in the back of S/C. The rotors have contacted each other and the housing. Does anyone know if a S/C is available by itself.I hate to spend my customers money on a complete kit which includes...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AJ86E53
This is a employee vehicle. New coil was installed on his time and he noticed after running for a few minutes engine began to misfire and upon closer inspection noticed coil was very hot to the touch. The longer it ran the casing surrounding the coil began to ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl.1), P0304 (Misfire cyl.4)
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L ignition VIN: 5N1AN08W55
vehicle came in from an independent shop, crank, no start. has fuel pressure, swapped ipdms, swapped maf sensor, inspected ignition system as per service manual, all ok. when cranking i will get 1 spark and then no more. Going to swap a crank sensor shortly, h...
2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G2WP55286
codes po520 no start, we changed crank sensor, control module, and a used coil pack. we have spark and rpm now,fuel pressure is good has injector pulse. the theft system isn't tripped. just about out of options Trouble codes: P0520
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L smog pump operation
Hi all. I have this 930 turbo which has been here a while. I did all the work mentioned and after all was complete the car ran and drove great except there was a popping in the muffler at idle and I pinned it down to the smog pump...well I should say the diver...
2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 5GZER13757
please help does anyone have experience with aftermarket timing chains and guides for GM 3.6 LY7 engines. i am considering the cloyes set 9-0753S VS GM KIT [...] the biggest difference is the cloyes aftermarket comes with guides and gears for primary chain....
1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4VN13D3P
When the truck is cold it runs fine and plenty of power as it warms up it starts to lose power and unable to excelerate. Will not pass 2800 rpm. I'm not getting any codes. I've checked timing, replaced throttle body. Fuel filter.
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L transmission VIN: WV2NB47012
Hi tech,s I have this 02 euro van that will intermittently set codes 00777, 00660, 00529, 00545, 01314 in the tcm and and set a 18032 mil request for tcm in the ecm, setting the check engine light. this vehicle has also had a 00778 steering angle sensor fault ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 9BWBK61J12
Please !! we have this vw come in with not running because of customer try to jump start the car with wrong terminal and up with fire ecm . we called dealer they want over $ 900.00 for new ecm . we call other guy he said get the used one with cluster from the ...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L radio VIN: 3VWRZ7AJ4A
Radio/navigation system will not power up. Fuse in back of radio and fuse 8 in fuse panel ok. Which wires on the connector to radio power up system? I believe it is the 2 red and yellow wires pins 15 and 16 in the t16b connector. Which ones are the grounds, do...

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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43472
Customer was my brother-in law I was able to check up on it as it left our shop. It became obvious it was a mechanical problem. Euro line isn't really my thing. Engine management is more my area these days. Vehicle went to a BMW only shop. They trusted my reco... Trouble codes: 242 (Misfire cyl 5), P1351 (Misfire Cylinder 5 With fuel cut off).
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L Brake pedal pressure VIN: WBAVD33596
Customer left the car for two weeks for us to drive, however the condition never resurfaced. Inspected the booster , vacuum pump, and associated hoses but no defects or oil contamination was found. We suspect customer slide on ice and activated stability syste...
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAVC93567
Thank for the help What was found is terminal in wire harness at #2 fuel injector was broken, Replace wire terminal Trouble codes: P0202.
2007 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Starter VIN: WBXPC93457
I would like to thank all that took the time to help solve this problem. The braided ground strap by the right front wheel (which I didn't know was there)was frayed, corroded and almost in 2 pieces. I believe that the lack of ground path was what affected the ...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Lifters VIN: 1GCEK19JX8
Well found enough time to get back on this truck. Thank you for the ideas always helps. Bought another new lifter from dealer but also as was suggested took off valve lifter oil manifold and found damaged sealing areas so replaced the assembly. I believe this ...
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT 1.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JD6SB3C
Thanks for all the help. After running checks that everyone sent us, we determined it should be covered under warranty. Decided to charge customer for check out and have him take to dealer. Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P1101 (Intake air flow system performance).
2012 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1C3CCBABXC
I begin with saying I am sorry for the delay in posting fix.We are a fleet shop and this was a none fleet vehicle so I could only work on it in spurts. I swapped coil packs and plugs to eliminate them as problems as suggested The problem stayed in cylinder #1.... Trouble codes: P0301.
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Hvac VIN: 1D8GU58657
Bled cooling system further to thoroughly insure there is NO air in the cooling system. Headgaskets are NOT leaking. Identifix recommended bypassing the engine oil cooler at the oil filter - That resulted in strong heat. Coolant is running at 195 deg and cab...
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L brakes VIN: 2D8HN44E19
Thanks for all the replies. After taking a close look at the cradle bushings and replacing the caliper mount with no improvement,I replaced the aftermarket pads (wagner) with OEM Dodge parts. The noise was gone. We are a fleet with aprox. 50 of these vans and ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU67E92
We end up changing the tps and the erg dpfe sensor and it's been one month as an attempt. The sensors was tested to be working correctly at time of replacement..
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Cam phaser, oil pump VIN: 1FTPW14584
Thank you to everyone that gave advice. We replaced engine as everyone suggested. The truck is good as new now. I did help customer out with labor on the truck. I discussed the issue with the sludge with the customer before I started working on the engine,...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Lacks power VIN: 1FDXE45P96
Thanks for all your help. The turbo is new out of the box from Garrett. I have checked all turbo hoses and charge air cooler no leaks. The old turbo had a cracked ring. That's why it was replaced. I was reading a Turbotraing book under the heading lacks power....
2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRW14869
this system is alot more than a fuel pump and a moduel the pump is controled by the pcm that is to say that it pulses the pump to control the fuel pressure this is where my problem ended up being so now I am wating for my customer to decide what he wan... Trouble codes: P2006, P2007.
2005 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L overheating at 3000 rpm VIN: JNKCV51F95
Owner needed the car fixed and took it to another shop and it's been almost 2 weeks as they are trying to figure out the problem. He will bring the car back if they can't solve the problem and will remove the timing cover and inspect for timing alignment that ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Thanks again to you all for you help Jimmy fro VA hit it on the head, un pluged the Alternator and truck stop blowing fuse so we replaced the Alt. and customer has been driving for 4 days now sorry it took so [...] to respond
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMF15476
Thanks for all the great responses. The fix was easy I had to reset the adaptations. I was unable to reset adaptation originally with our scan tool. I was only able to clear codes. I lied to the scan tool and told it the rover was a 2007 that enabled me to res... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2014 Mercedes-Benz SL550 4.6L Maint Reset VIN: WDDUG8FB1E
Thank you to Robi from Florida and Mukesh from India for your info. Here's the scoop: There are 2 different procedures for maint reset depending on which STEERING WHEEL option you have! I'll list them both. With the standard steering wheel: With doors, ...
2009 Pontiac G6 GT 3.9L bolt in the block VIN: 1G2ZH36129
Wow- an apparently new problem that not many have heard about! I have not confirmed it because this car needs a head gasket too (seeping oil less than 2 years after the dealer put a gasket on it). She is deciding on spending the money on another head gasket ...
2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: 5GZER13757
i received many replies and got conflicting reports on if this is an interference engine but did receive helpful tips for removal and testing. i will post more comments after the repair, i am in the middle of it now but had to close post due to time, thanks
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: 4T1SK12E7N
Hi and thanks for the help. It turned out having 3 problems. The distributor was bad causing oil to leak in from the head. The coil was not in the resitance range, possibly from the oil seeping in. Also the ignitor was bad. Due to the age of the vehicle, ...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1KR32E23
mike was right. it was the relay. c heck power and grounds. everything was fine. had signal from ecm.
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1NXBR32E53
Thanks for the help guys. replaced the MAF as a last ditch and it did nothing. finally checked fuel trims and the short term was way high. smoked it and found no leaks but replaced intake gaskets and injectors and problem went away. thanks again for the help
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Engine VIN: WVWAE63B65
2009 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Oil Leak VIN: WVWED71K49
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This one needed a new crankcase ventilation valve on the valve cover. Under boost the pressure would go positive, squeezing oil out. We did install a new valve cover gasket and all appears well. Thanks, Ron
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