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2010 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1LKAFP3A
Replaced inj. # 2 & # 3 same thing missfire cyl. # 2 compression ok check with smok machine no leaks . I cant find any info on code p130a any idea will help me to continue my diagnostic . Thanks in advance Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire cyl. 2), P130A
1997 BMW 850Ci 5.4L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAEG4322V
vehicle came in with misfire codes, running ruff. Driven @ 500 miles in two(2)years. Added seafoam test drove car several times, still has misfires. Visual inspection of coils, distributors, caps, rotors, injectors (stethoscope), changed spark plugs. still run... Trouble codes: 50 (error basic throttle adaptation), 51 (error basic throttle adaptation)
2002 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L No Start
Hello I have a 2002 buick lesabre 3.8. the problem is that there will be a complete no start after the vehicle is shut off. It happens after running for at least 10 minutes. After shutting it off, it will not start. Once in a while it will throw a cam code. Re... Trouble codes: P0340
1993 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GCDM19Z8P
Calling all tranny techs. I will try to explain the sequence of events. This is my shop vehicle and doesnt get used often anymore. It used to be daily driven for personal and work use. I have had it for about 5 years and it had about 130k at the time I got it....
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Blue smoke VIN: 1GCHK23181
This truck came to us with a complaint of excessive blue smoke when hot. I drove the vehicle to warm it up and did not notice any smoke while driving. The motor idles smoothly and runs well. I returned to the shop and let it idle for several minutes. Light blu...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L tachometer VIN: 2CNDL13FX7
Hello Chevy Techs Customer helped somebody to jump start another car and they reverse the jumper cables, after that episode,the warning lights, power steering, tachometer were not working correctly, another shop replaced the main 80 amp fuse, and everything wo...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXC83B
I have this 6.6 setting a P0191 after a drive, park and let idle for few seconds, MIL comes on with code set. performed tests found on Mitchell and everything looks good. I put a new fuel filter on it as it had some aftermarket one on it and also put the lates...
2000 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L speedometer VIN: 1C4GP44GXY
Speedometer, odometer and scanner match, all reading 13% slower than the GPS. TCM accepts pinion factor changes, but speedometer shows no change. Swapped functioning TCM from identical van. New TCM worked the same. Old TCM worked worked fine in other van, and ...
2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L Shudder or rumble VIN: 1A8HW58228
Hello, and thank you for your help. I have this Aspen with an 'ever since'. We changed the spark plugs ( with the proper Champions) and coil boots, and changed the trans fluid and filter ( with ATF +4), among other fluids also. Now 'ever since' the truck when ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.0L Draw VIN: 2B4GP4430W
Battery draining down on system, pulled fuses one at a time at the under the hood fuse box center. When I pull the one labeled memory fuse draw goes away. It is the 10 amp fuse sitting all by itself at the top just near the maxi fuses. Any idea on where it goe...
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...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi Sport 5.7L Leak
This truck has a very slow power steering leak. It has the reservior attached to the side of the pump. I did check TSB's and other relevant service information before posting a request. This vehicle appears to have a very slow leak between the P/S pump and the...
1979 Ford Thunderbird 5.8L Cylinders VIN: F9G87H2619
This customer come in and tells me he needs lifters, he insists we replace them because he knows that is the source of his misfire when cold.Sounds like he has done his homework so I reluctantly agree.(with no guarantee of course) We install a new set of lifte...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZF1720W
Check engine light on with code P0174 Bank2 lean condition, replace 02 sensor due to intermittent no reading with no change to fuel trims. Bank1 short term trim is at -20% at idle and bank2 short term trim is at 33% at idle, above idle both trims are at aprox ... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank2 system lean)
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Speedo VIN: 2FTRX17W84
This truck has a 4r70w trans. I think im about the third guy in here. On ids and the speedo the mph wont go over 10 mph. There is no speed sensor in the rear of the trans and it is 2 wheel drive. There is no wiring for one in the harness. I know the info does ...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U6A
vehicle was in my shop about 3 weeks ago. customer says that when driving , the temp gauge goes to cold and the engine misfires, cuts out , runs very badly. no codes present, unable to duplicate symptoms on many test drive, we replaced the ect/temp sender with...
2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP56U36
Hello and thanks for looking at my post. This car came in with these codes and a miss on accel and going up hills. Checked and the plug gap was .060+ and specs say .044, so I replaced the plugs. Could not detect a bad coil or wiring from the testing on Code P0... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss), P0303 (3 Cyl Miss), P0316 (Miss on Start Up), P0353 (Ignition Coil C Ckt Fault)
2006 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on, Intermitte high idle VIN: 1ZVFT82H76
There is a TSB on these codes. Says to remove manifold and inspect valves and linkage, if ok replace CMCV actuator kit 5R3Z-9J559-AA. I need to know if this will resolve the codes. Do you have to remove the manifold to replace it? Will it cause the high initia... Trouble codes: P2004, P2005
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Programming VIN: 3GTEK23M79
This truck wiped out the cam so we are deleting the DOD or AFM system. New cam, lifters, timing gears, valley cover, gaskets. Has anyone reprogrammed a computer for the delete, disabled the function that is. Can we use a different engine or year, or do we need...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES26754
Car Towed in no start. Checked #4 cylinder had spark. Reinstalled coil, sprayed carb cleaner in evap purge tube before solenoid still no start. Discovered that it would start and barely run for a few seconds in clear flood mode(pedal to floor). Removed egr v... Trouble codes: P0118
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L charging VIN: JTHBF30G72
I was wondering if this lexus has a load censing alternator? The costumer came in with a complaint of ac fan speed increases and decreasing speed. A/C goes hot and cold( If the fan was slow it would blow hot if the fan was fast it would blow cold. checked a...
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.
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 ...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL550 5.5L power steering VIN: 4JGBF8GEXA
Customer came in with complaint of stiff steering, verified complaint on test drive. No noise coming from steering but power assist was weak. Replace steering gear and power steering pump with factory parts, bled power steering system. Had no change in power a...
2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L trans VIN: 3N1CN7APXC
This versa has code p0846 for fluid pressure switch B. It surges badly under a load Much like a Honda with a VTEC problem. Code is only readable with a generic scanner. Snap on Versus or Soulus say there are no codes in trans or engine or any other module. All...
2006 Pontiac Solstice 2.4L high idle VIN: 1G2MB33B16
Hello everyone, My Team and I thought after extensive research that our 'high idle' was due to the throttle body being dirty which it was but after disconnecting the throttle body the idle maintains itself in a 'high idle.' Even replaced the throttle body an... Trouble codes: P0122 (Throttle Position Sensor 1 circuit low voltage), P0223 (Throttle Position Sensor 2 circuit high voltage)
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: YS3FD49Y16
Customer complaint of "may be down on power" please test drive. While driving you can feel a slight surge/misfire at cruise speed, minimal throttle. Watching pids with Tech 11 I see fuel trim hovering around -10 and a few misfires developing in all cylinders. ...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B52
this car came in from a car lot so I have no history on what happened. Ive noticed on cold start sometime it will run with very few misfires after maybe a minute it starts to misfire on all cylinders and lightly pop back through the manifold. It will then star... Trouble codes: P1606, P1340, P1347
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 9BWGB61J02
Factory radio is intermittent. Feed is good when radio dies. Recommended an aftermarket radio and customer complied but HATED the radio (buttons were too small!). Brought us a different VW Factory radio to install. Installed it but it is LOCKED. Have the VIN f...
2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4.0L dash warning lights VIN: 2V8HW54X39
This van is possessed. Its a Chrysler drive train in a VW,The problem happens when you hit a bump the all the dash warning lights go on, the wipers wipe 1 time, running lights flash on and off, and the waring chimes go on and then go off and all is good. It do...
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L evap VIN: 3VWFP7AT9D
I have this beetle with a CEL on with a code for the Leak Detection Pump circuit high.I need some testing info and a tip or two.I don't have the car at the moment but I will tomorrow.I sent it VW dealer thinking it was still under warranty but they said it was...

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2006 BMW 650i 4.8L Tire sensors VIN: WBAEK13436
I went and bought 4 sensors, installed and road test. Scanner now picks up a reading and light is off after road test.
2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L left valve cover VIN: 5UXFE835X9
After reviewing the responses I covered them with the tech involved and he could see he did not go deep enough in the disassembly process. It's almost always the basics that hang you up. Thanks to all.
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GCEC19R5V
Well, I had to give up on this one. I hate doing that but I have 20+ hours into it with no results. We checked the wiring to the PCM and it was good. We scoped the crank sensor and get no signal from it even with using a wrench moving it across in front of the... Trouble codes: P0336 (Ckp sensor performance), P0339 (Ckp sensor circuit intermittent).
2005 Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 3.2L Tire Pressure VIN: 1C3AN79N95
No matter what I did (And I tried everything suggested by my fellow iATN'ers) Chrysler had to do it. It doesn't mater what pressure you have it at when they reset them.
1993 Dodge Grand Caravan LE 3.3L Cluster VIN: 1B4GH54R7P
FIXED! but first, thank you everyone for your insights and suggestions. Ivery much appreciate the support. :) Well I knda got lucky on this one. I was unceratin whether this had more modules with the BUS than I had already eliminated. On a guess, I disconne...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28C74
Thanks for the help. I got some caps for the injector tubes and with cylinders 4 and 6 capped fuel pressure did not drop. Replaced injectors and truck runs good. Trouble codes: P0606, P0148.
2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMDA58441
I thank you all for the information given to me here. However I will close this without a definite fix. The customer took his van to drive to the east coast over the Easter weekend he left last Thursday and called me yesterday to tell me that while on the tr...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L interior lite VIN: 1FTNW21F12
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDWF37P77
This is a long expensive story that I am going to shorten. 1. With air pressure at the oil pressure sensor, I determined that there was an oil leak down inside somewhere. I removed the high pressure oil cover, the high pressure pump adapter was leaking past ...
2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1ZVHT80N88
the new assembly from the dealer has a weld on both sides of the rod coming off of the clutch pedal arm, The old one was just welded on the back side. Improvement from ford. Bleeding the master we got an old brake bleeder to put on top of the master cylinder a...
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 6.2L Noise VIN: 3GTP2XE22D
Thanks again to all that replied. Of course, as suggested, this is a warranty issue and truck will be seen by the dealer. As many stated, there have been some piston noises with these engines(my 03 4.8 has had a slight cold noise since new) as well as lifter/c...
1997 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L delayed shift VIN: JHLRD1845V
Thanks for all the info from everybody, I was able to chk tps voltage, .51v closed, 4.53v wot, monitored when concern occurred smooth no glitches, removed and inspected shift solenoid screens and linear solenoid ok, monitored fuel press,40 psi,however, advised...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L wont shut off VIN: 1J4GL58K53
Found underneath carpet under drivers seat wiring harness laying in water and red wire power for the lift gate melted from from close to connector in fuse panel to back connector under back seat wire was melted to lots of other wires in harness causing power t...
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Wipers , Windshield Washer Motor VIN: WDBUF56X69
it was the front sam module . i installed a used sam it was plug and play.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Ignition Coil VIN: WVWWH63B23
The vehicle is fixed. I tracked down a used coil pack and it starts and runs great. I don't understand how a coil from the dealer would be bad. I don't like used parts but I didn't want to keep ordering coils from the dealer and not be able to return them. ...
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