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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L ABS w/ESP VIN: WAUZL54B51
Hi Audi Techs. and thanks in advance for the help. This Audi has the ABS system with ESP. This system has a separate control unit under the passenger side floor board carpet. I'm Getting two constant fault codes for the High Pressure valves #1 & #2, The codes...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Timing VIN: 4USFE83557
After replacement of the valve cover gaskets we now have a trouble code 2A8E (P0016) after a 10 minute road test. This problem showed up after we replaced the valve cover gaskets. We have removed the valve covers for inspection and can not see anything that mi...
1994 Chevrolet P30 7.4L Front Brakes VIN: 1GBKP37N9R
Original complaint was brakes were "not right". Apparent new calipers and new pads. My tech inspected, machined rotors, lubed caliper slides and initial test drive no noise, brakes stopped as well as one would expect a motor home to stop. Came back a few weeks...
2000 Chevrolet C3500 5.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on
need help with this one. cold start problem. no start after the truck sits overnight p1351 sets after 2-3 revolutions i see a weird spike on my icm control circuit while cranking only.(waveform) after the truck starts it stalls just like a security issue, does... Trouble codes: P1351
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Timing components VIN: 2CNALDEW2A
We have this 2.4 motor that has broken the chain for the water pump. I haven't done one of these and would like to get some information & information ahead of time. I see where Cloyes offers 2 kits to do this job.I am not sure how complete these kits are. Than...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C4FY78G63
Please Help! At our shop we have a 03 pt cruiser with a cold start stall. The only code it sets is an p0106 map sensor performance code when it dies. After car is warmed up it runs great! If you let it sit over night, you get in it and start it the car will ru... Trouble codes: P0106
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D73
Customer stated vehicle was running great this morning on the way in to work, and without warning lost all power and ran like crap. Ran computer checkes and the only code is p0300. Watching misfire counter, cyl.#1,2,3,4 are consistently misfiring and at idle... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire)
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Front Wipers VIN: 1D8HB58D54
When turning ignition swicth on even engine off front wipers will start wiping at least 3-4 time then shut down does this all the time u turn on ign switch then while driving periiodically will swipe a couple of times when turning ignition off wipers will not ...
2009 Dodge Journey R/T 3.5L going in limp mode VIN: 3D4GH67V19
This car came in with a broken transfer case we replaced it in January in march it came back with bad u-joints in the rear driver shaft so we replaced the shaft with a used one. Everything was fine but a couple weeks later it came back with a complaint of it n...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L drivetrain VIN: 1FAFP40483
i have this vibration in nuetral and reved up at 2000 rpm and driving in 4th gear at about 2000 rpm and it shakes real bad and goes away when you let off the gas you can feel it in shifter and steering wheel and clutch pedal when the vibration happens im leadi...
2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L starter VIN: 1GKEK63U42
ok, sorry I am having a mental day haha. But how in the hell do you get the starter out of a denali 6.0L with 4WD??? AND it only pays 0.8hrs so i feel really dumb.. Aldata says remove front axle mounting nut only) I dont even see how that effects anything sinc...
1997 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L compressor VIN: 4S2CM58V4V
Vehicle came in with A/C compressor clutch squeeling. Tested clutch coil by putting direct 12v to coil with system running. Same results. checked with our local 'expert' shop who gives A/C update courses and they stated that the coil was 'no good'. We proceede...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1J4GR48K46
After warmed up idle drops way down and almost stalls when purge opens, short trims spike neg, then when catches and brings idle back up, trims go way positive for a bit. Then idles fine until purge opens again. Cleaned T.B., IAC., Motor vac, new plugs, pulled...
2009 Kia Rondo EX 2.4L air bag light VIN: KNAFG52819
scanner indicated code B-1324 WCS not do i corect the problem.
2009 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA4MT41X09
this one cam in with a ses light on . never seen this code P050B. cold cam retart. looked up identical fix, mitchell and iatn and found little on this other than possible dirty throttle plate. other have cleaned and no change - light still a problem. anyone ru... Trouble codes: P050B
2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L right front brake VIN: 4S3BMCG64D
customer came in about a month ago with right front pads metal to metal,replaced pads caliper and rotor. customer came back and pads are at 2mm. scanned for codes in abs and there are no codes. ask customer if he wanted to take to dealer should be under warran...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWTL81KX9
Getting no voltage to activate starter. Jumping terminals at starter makes starter work. Scan tool shows clutch switch functioning in address 01 engine mvb 006. In address 09 central electronics mvb 15 shows ignition switch functioning, in mvb 007, which is te...

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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1AV74L07
Received no additional complaints from customer; reported that light went off. Will reopen if problem returns. Thanks for all replies! Trouble codes: P2179 (Too Lean Off Idle Bank 2).
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGN63595
Thanks for the help cleaned and tightened all terminals at trans harness connector and it has been working fine.
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Extremely High Idle VIN: 1G6DM57N13
I replaced the ECM and performed a throttle relearn. Drove the vehicle about 20 miles and so far all is well. Trouble codes: P2135 (TP Sensor 1-2 Correlation), P0121 (TP Sensor or APP Sensor 1 Problem), P0221 (TP Sensor or APP Sensor 2 Out of Range), P2176 (Min Throttle Position Not Learned), P0507 (Idle Control System RPM Too High), P0700 (Transmission Control System Fault).
2005 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L alternator VIN: 1GBEL19X15
After testing all wires from ecm and power supply to alternator, i determined it was time for an oem alternator. Found the new alternator from chevy was 145 amp instead of the 105 amp avail aftermarket and required replacement of one of the pulleys to use the ...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Trac. light flashes VIN: 1GNFK16397
Sorry for the late reply gentlemen, we ended up replacing both of the front wheel bearings once again even though I never could find any concrete evidence to support the fact that they were indeed defective. It seems to have fixed the vehicle. I've waited al...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B4HS28N9Y
Timing off on drivers side. Finally snapped the chain today. Never had one jump time, but finally sitting down to think and not going by what I was told, I finally figured it out. Talked to the customer myself, got the real story about how it ran bad so they l...
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3LA53H66
Thank you to ALL that replied. Steve & Mike were right on the money! #6 lifter latch pin was jambed, That would explain why noise would intermittently go away. Replaced lifters! Car is fixed. Thanks again! Trouble codes: P0306 (6 cylinder missfire).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Epc VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
Seems wiring issues are common as a source of this code, the harness goes over the trans. and along the frame. Used an ammeter at the PCM to ground the circuit and measure the amperage draw. Based on the voltage and resistance the amperage draw was spot on. Di...
2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L Abs Module VIN: KM8NU73C38
Thank you the left rear sensor was bad! Replaced and all good. It helps with the correct info!
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Air Bag VIN: 1J4GX48553
2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airmatic compressor VIN: WDBNG70J21
Finally got this intermittent problem to act up for us. We installed a new pump and when the cars suspension raise to max level the pump kept running. Smacked the SAM module and it turned off. Replaced the SAM module and so far so good. Thanks to all that resp...
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Starter VIN: 4A3AK24F86
We replaced the starter with one from the dealer. What I noticed is the gap between the teeth from the dealer starter and the aftermarket starter is the aftermarket starter drive teeth appeared to be closer together at the bottom, sort of like the teeth were f...
2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP 2.0L coolant temp VIN: 1G2MG35X18
I was able to use an extremely short 10 mm wrench to get back thermostat cover bolt out. remove heater hoses from housing to gain access along with turbo cover, cam sensor and ground wire. I had to leave both hoses on thermo cap due to NO access to get them of...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire
Fuel supply was spot on guys. Thank you! While I had checked fuel pressure, I had not checked it while the engine was under full load at WOT. During full load/WOT the fuel pressure was dropping below 20 PSI. Cause was a damaged fuel pump, fuel pump gave out a... Trouble codes: P1301 (Misfire detectedHigh temp exhaust), P1544 (Exhaust temp high).
2000 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L No 4th gear VIN: 4TAWN72N9Y
Hello to all and thanks for the help, I found the problem with the VSS sensor reading lower than the speed sensor to be the reason that we had no 4th gear. We had done all the test and pulled the transfer case to inspect the relater, all was good. The clincher...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Wont take throttle VIN: 3VWST71K26
Well, we haven't reached a conclusion to this vehicle. Thank you all for the replies. I am closing this post due to time. We are going to start from scratch. Thank you again.
2010 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L radio VIN: 3VWRZ7AJ4A
Checked voltage on the two red wires, b+ to brown wire, ground. Voltage was good at both red wires to brown wire. Replaced radio with good used one, called dealer to get radio code. Radio ok now. Thanks IATN members, John
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFD7AJ3B
requested additional diag time to verify supply pump. customer declined. Trouble codes: P0087.
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