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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L convertible top VIN: WAUAF48H27
This audi came in with the top not working. Have codes -02000 - SWITCH SETTING IMPLAUSIBLE SIGNAL -01091 - CONVERTIBLE TOP FRONT SWITCH F202 IMPLAUSIBLE SIGNAL -01986 - SENDER FOR CONVERTIBLE TOP BAR POSITION G356 The 02000 code keeps coming up right when to...
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L master window switch VIN: WBXPA934X5
This car came in from a car lot, windows, mirrors and sunroof not working. The windows on all passenger doors work fine at doors, and you can roll all windows up and down with the key lock, also passenger mirror dips when going in to reverse. We started out wi...
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2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Tire sensors VIN: WBAEK13436
I have a 2006 BMW 650i. Came in with the tire light on. From what I can tell the valve stems are rubber and do not feel like there is a sensor. It has had the tires replaced at some point. On the Idrive screen you rest the system and road test the light goes o...
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2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 1G1ZH57B08
Customer says cluster lit up car became sluggish chugged along. Scanned for codes found a bunch I lost that list of codes. Customer states this started after recall on steering module. Shes been back to the dealer they couldnt fix it. Cleared codes checked bat... Trouble codes: U7300, C0000, B1000
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 2G1WU57M09
This vehicle when u take off from cold start will shift 1-2 and then 2-4. Scanner shows 3rd gear commanded but it doesn't shift. When u put shifter in 3rd, it downshifts to 2nd. Here's where it gets strange. When its warmed up and u stop, it downshifts to 1st ...
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2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L heater controls VIN: 1G2AD5F54A
hi guys,i have this cobalt that the heater unit the air conditioner,recerculation,and rear defrost button don't work. I have hooded it up to my scanner and when I press the rear defrost no action is taken on the bcm, and the lights don't even light up on the u...
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2010 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L starting VIN: 2C3CA6CT7A
hi, I have had this vehicle in the shop twice now the car only has the problem intermittently and is very hard to recreate here in the shop every time it gets here it will start every time or will only not star for 1 ignition cycle and then will be fine after ...
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2003 Dodge Caravan C/V 3.3L starter VIN: 1D4GP21343
Checked PRNDL wiring by grounding each wire at range sensor . No codes.All PRNDL lights are lit up and it won't crank.On scan tool it says PRNDL: - test and gear it says neutral. I am going to test wiring from range sensor to pcm next.What else should I be loo...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18D04
Hi everyone, Have this truck that came in for dies at idle. Check over and found throttle body filthy and maintenance overdue. Cleaned TB, replace plugs, wires, boots, PCV valve and relearned TB. Now customer complains about 500 RPM idle and intermittently die...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L 4wd VIN: 1D7HU18N06
i would like to know why i do not have indicators on the 4wd switch in any position. the 4wd lights on the dash also do not work. the engine runs ok and the truck drives out ok. the only codes are in the tipm for the rear cargo light and the radio comm. what k...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 3FTNX21F31
ok comrades, had this towed in, no start. scan found p1668. did injector buzz test: scan tool could not perform test and returned a "no comm" error. checked v/covers and ICP for the common shorts. (even the IPR wire insulation was ok!) tested the circuits bet... Trouble codes: P1668 (Pcm-idm diagnostic comm error)
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2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L bad throttle respons VIN: 5FNYF28436
CEL comes on when the engine rpms go up to 1700 and the throttle will be very sluggish-will raise rpms slowly. Customer is not able to drive at all. The engine is turned off for a second and on restart everything seems fine. Engine runs smooth and misfire code... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
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2006 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L No Start VIN: 5FNRL38886
van came from the auction all taken apart , I have got everything plugged back in still no start, Honda HDS GNA600 will not recognize that the key is on, so I checked DLC for problems the only problem is with the low side CAN pin14 I had to replace with used t...
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2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L cooling fan VIN: 1J8HG48K57
Fan powers up fine w jumper wires. When i command the fan on w my modis i get a buzzing noise from the electronic throttle. Fan relay turns on in fuse box under hood. 2 hot terminals all the time, one ground at the same relay in the fuse box. All seems like it...
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1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
car left after I replaced ride compressor. came back after three weeks with no compressor operation. no power to compressor. can not find compressor relay. Mitchell shows it above right cooling fan.
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2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BJ22783
Vehicle sets a P0335 Crankshaft position sensor fault. according to customer vehicle stated having this problem and it became worse and worse slowly. When it 1st starts after it has been sitting for a while it runs fine, After it warms up for a bit, usually ab... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft position sensor fault)
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2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L suspension VIN: JM1CR29366
Knocking noise from right front over bumps and can be felt in car, worse with someone in passenger seat. Replaced front struts with new mounts and stops, no change. Replaced right front motor mount per TSB (verified mount failure) but still no change. Can see ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L rt. rear suspension VIN: WDBNG70J12
a few weeks later the right rear started dropping down overnight moreso when very cold and now drops every night regardless of temp. search the entire system with soapey water and no leaks can be found. when the rear suspension started acting up the customer t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBRF92J86
Hello, I need help. Vehicle was towed in, barely idles (approx. 400 rpm) and won't respond to throttle input (max. rpm with foot to floor in park is 1,200). Only codes stored are the camshaft timing codes listed, manually checked camshaft timing, slightly out ... Trouble codes: P0767, P0763, P0275, P0271, P0059, P0063
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1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Hesitation VIN: 1NXAE04B2S
Idles good, no misfire. There is no acceleration like convertor is plugged or trans is stuck in 3rd gear. Removed catalytic convertor - no changel Am I missing something?
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2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K24
Thanks In advance for the help. SO the Car Came In with a P0136 code simple fix right? We replaced sensor 2(this car has 3 sensors, one A/F sensor in the front and two oxygen sensors rear)We replaced the second sensor OSB2 The sensor we got was a Denso sensor ... Trouble codes: P0136
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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 ...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Interior VIN: WVWAE63B15
Hey guys, I have a vibration in this car at idle when sitting at a stop, if you put transmission in neutral, vibration goes away. Engine idles about 800 rpm. Engine is smooth at all other times. Any common problems or ways to diagnose this?
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2006 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L No Start VIN: WVGZM77L76
I have a 5/05 Touareg 4.2 with a cranks but no start condition. The first time I saw this car,6 weeks ago we replaced the fuel pumps on a dealers diagnosis and the customer said it has run great sense then. The car was towed in today with a no start condition,... Trouble codes: P1479 (Brake Boost Vacuum System Mech Failure), P0456 (EVAP Small Leak)
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2005 Volvo V70 R 2.5L Brake lights VIN: YV1SJ52775
I'm embarrassed to have to ask the group this but I am getting my butt kicked by an over engineered brake light system. Message on display center is "check stop lamps" Verified 3rd brake light works, outer two do not. No power to sockets. Accessed REM and have...
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1996 Acura TL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: JH4UA2651T
sorry for the late close but was away for a bit and had forgot. the vehicle all of a sudden started running normaly and was not acting up. we then noticed that the only thing that changed was the weather, so out came the water bottle and it started running lik...
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD1332L
good day to all well this car is fixed the owner finally brought in the ecm he was getting bcms from junk yards and parts stores.i told him serval times that the bcm was not the problem after removing the ecm and checking the power and grounds and checking all...
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1990 Chevrolet Blazer Silverado 5.7L Passenger side front tire VIN: 1GNEV18K3L
We did manage to get the ball joint with that changed the angle we wanted. After the alignment was checked it was what we wanted it to be. Than joint was a little difficult to find, but we did get it. Thanks to all!
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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19R9V
Customer will be taking the truck to a tranny shop to have it repaired. He knows I held up my end of the deal and its on him now. Thanks for all the info
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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Electrical VIN: 1GCHG39U15
Recieved good info about possible corrosion in fuse box underhood, possible loose/corroded connections at modules and possible modules going bad. Spent good amount of time on those issues. Took underhood fuse box out of van, took apart and found no problem w...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L liftgate latch VIN: 1GNET16S06
Many thanks to all of you that responded. I went in through that hole that Dave and William mentioned. Used a big screwdriver. You guys are great!
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Timing components VIN: 2CNALDEW2A
The vehicle is covered by a 125,000 special warranty from GM.12313b is the bulletin number I think. Looks like this may be a future popular repair.
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L Pulles to right VIN: 1GC2KXCG1B
Customer did not return as of yet. Work's in oilfield, has slowed down here alot. Thanks for all the replies.
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 3B7MC33672
We found a lot of sand in the fuel filter housing, and told the customer this may be an issue. He lives way out in the sticks and said he will get back with us if he can't live with the problem. The vehicle is a kind of a beater anyway.
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1934 Ford Model BB Tru CID Rear Brake Adjustment
I learned a lot about these mechanical brakes. I was able to change the rear brake arm angle because of the splined shafts- not so much on the front. By getting the angle closer to 90 degrees the brakes were improved. I learned that max pressure in a clevis sy...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Unknown VIN: 2FTRX18L61
Thanks for all the replies. It turned out to be the coil connector that had been replaced two years ago had been connected with reverse polarity. Evidently the ECM finally had enough and took a leap. Correcting the wiring and replacing the ECM fixed it.
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14527
Hi guys sorry I have not fixed this vehicle yet do to the customer has not come back yet. What we did was cleared a of the misfire history in mode 6 and told him to drive the truck until the check engine light came back on so we could see what cyl's where miss... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cooling fan runs VIN: 1LNHM82W43
Called IDFix, y'all had some good suggestions too, his thought was that as it had been deliberately over charged, someone may have been there before. So, as unlikely as it might be, we checked the pins to make sure they were in the right place in the sensor... Trouble codes: P1462 (Ac pressure sensor circuit).
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JT4VN13D3P
The customer has been unable to return this vehicle to me to complete the work so unfortunately I must close this request with a no fix. Sorry guys. If and when the truck returns I will post anything I find. Again thank you all who pointed me in directions t...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
Thanks for the help fella's. As it turns out the customer tells me the whole story after the fact. Apparently after closer inspection I could see that the cylinder heads had been recently replaced. I immediately think I've just opened pandora box here. There c...
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4T1BE32K83
First of all Thank You to all who replied. It is amazing that a new intake manifold cured the noise. Thank you for the input. It is hard to tell a customer they need a $ 300 plus dollar part when it just does not make sense that it would have a noise like that...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L timing belt VIN: YV1VS295X2
Thanks to all who gave their responses on this. Most of you thought it had to be a pulley that was out of alignment. At this point all the pulleys except the crank and intake cam had been replaced. The technician started playing with the idler pulley which is ...
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