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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUDF78E97
Hi IATN Members. I've got a Nightmare Audi (T-FSI BWT) that uses OIL. I replaced the Turbo upon clients request 3k miles ago because he was told it's the cause of the consumption by another repair shop. It's back here now because it used 6 liters of oil since...
2001 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADN63431
I got this 2001 BMW 545i Im replacing the VVT Gears on both cams, I have all the required Locking tools to set the timing chain, but my question is when I install the VVT gears ,,,do I install the chain when the VVT in clockwise or counter clockwise position? ...
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L alarm system VIN: WBADT63453
alarm will trigger automatically for no reason. not familiar with vehicle system and can't find much info. car will sit 10 minutes then, alarm will sound. other times will sit 2 hours then, go off. It did set for a long period of time then someone walked by th...
2005 BMW 525i 2.5L no crank VIN: WBANA53575
hey BMW friends thanks your for helping out. car came in will not crank. no check engine light doing koeo self check. brake, abs, airbag, traction, seat belt light all light up. the message center says transmission fault. I found the only two modules I know 10...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L 5-6 shift VIN: WBAVB33586
Customer complaint is when driving on the highway around 60-65mph its not shifting and rpms are holding around 3500 - 4k. The problem was duplicated a couple times, it would be stuck for a while but then ends up shifting after a minute or so. only codes store...
2008 BMW 328xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAWV53518
Hi guys need help on this bmw.came in with mil on. Replace exhaust cam solenoid road tested 2a87 code did not return but 2a00 secondary air system fault code comes back.pump works good air flow.check the deverter valve found carbon and air hose melted.replace ... Trouble codes: 2A00, 2A87
2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
Vehicle came in from out of state with complaint of a hard start. Found Fuel Pressure at 38lbs KOEO and would bleed to 0 after 30 minutes. Replace Fuel Pump, Relay, and Filter as well as plugs and wires at customer request. Started right up, test drove and pop... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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...
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3AA63H55
Vehicle presented with the CEL on. Vehicle starts, runs and performs well. No drivability concerns evident. Code scan revealed a P0520. PID data indicated 15 psi oil pressure and 1.2 volts KOEO. Certainly a faulty oil pressure sensor. Install a new oil press... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure sensor circuit low.)
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L speedometer inop. VIN: 3A4FY48B97
One for you Iacocoa guys. This PT criuser had the pcm replaced after a trans rebuild due to some shifting issues. Speedometer quit working after 1st pcm replacement and programming, which was done at a seperate shop. They got another dealer unit and asked me t...
1992 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1B7GG26X7N
hey guys, i had this vehicle come in with a no start. the vehicle has been to two shops previously. one shop put a air tec fuel pump in. and another shop did the distributer, cap, rotor, wires and plugs. it came to me with no fuel pressure. i found a couple br...
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L No Start VIN: 2D4GV47V16
hello fellow techs little confused here on 06 dodge magnum with can bus failure. no comm. global or factory side. while resistance checking can c wires with pcm plugged in only,I have 2800 ohms if plug in trans module only get 37000 ohms. these are the only tw...
2009 Dodge Journey R/T 3.5L chassis VIN: 3D4GG67V69
have a vibration in the vehicle from 55mph to 70mph. have installed new tires and re-checked balance, some of the vibration went away. shook down the suspension and can't find any worn parts, just looking to see if anyone else has seen any pattern failures for...
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew 3.6L diag VIN: 2D4RN1AG98
Hello Chrysler Gurus. I have the above mini van. Cust installed factory fog light on the van I need to turn the option on. If I purchase the one hour or the three days subscription from techautority to configure the van .They will lock my witech out or not? I ...
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Wont accelerate VIN: 1FDWE45F32
Thanks in advance, not a diesel tech, so hopefully you can help me understand what may be happening here. Vehicle intermittently will not accelerate {sometimes will happen 3-6 times in a day, sometimes will go 3-4 days and not happen) i understand ivs and tps ... Trouble codes: P0221
2006 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Speedo, Shifting VIN: 3FAHP07Z76
Car came in ,cust said he felt a jerk from eng amd ck lite came on. Drove sluggish after that. Came in to shop next day.pull codes, po720 out put sen. Test drive first, no prob felt., replaced out put sen. No help. Code returned on second test drive and the sp...
2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU18538
Truck died them would not restart has spark,and fuel inj. Pulse will be checking compression
2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L engine VIN: 5NPEB4ACXB
hi all has any one seen oil consumption issues with the 2.4 liter Hyundai. this one has a lot of white soot on number 1 and number 4 plugs. also lost 3 quarts of oil in 2,500 mi. running good quality 5-20 and good filters. just wondering if any one has seen th...
2000 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L all VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
ok so i have a .3a parasitic draw, removing the btn fuse under dash or the room fuse in the underdash box drops my draw to almost nothing (.007a)ive tested most on board systems for staying awake and found nothing. looking at the diagram for the dlc circuit i ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L radiator fan VIN: WDBKK65F02
I only have access to All Data. I cannot locate a proper wiring diagram. I need information as to any fuses that may be involved and power and ground distribution to the fan module and radiator fan motor and component locations. I just don't have much informat...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L engine performance VIN: WDBUF87J86
Engine will crank but will not start intermittently.There is fuel pressure always available,spark always available,injector pulse always available and the injectors are opening and squirting fuel.No codes have set in the ME control unit.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L crank sensor VIN: 4JGBB86E66
Came in with p0015 and after replacement of the cam magnet for bank # 1 exhaust that disappeared but the p0335 appeared which was not there before. The truck sometimes starts like the timing is advanced but flags the code even when it fires right up. I replace... Trouble codes: P0335
2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WMWML3C57A
Purchased used no service history ran good this is first problem I have had This is my personal car. I specialize in Subaruss and there problems. Trouble codes: P0300
2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 5.6L Unknown VIN: 1N6BA07C78
This Titan has an intermediate ac clutch not engaging problem (no cold ac)for over a year. I suspect the ac relay, however I can not find it in any diagrams. The Pro Demand says it is on the right engine compartment on the IDPM block, but the cover does not sh...
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 4S4BRCCC9B
This Subaru came in with ses lamp, cruise disabled,brake lamp on, etc. Complaint was long crank before starting but runs fine once started. Checked DTC's and has P0340 cam signal code. I checked resistance of cam sensor and was in specs at 2135 ohms and compar... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal circuit)
1997 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L cooling system VIN: JT3GK12M4V
Van came in from auction with a busted radiator. Top tank was cracked. Replaced radiator and bled system with vacuum bleeder. Test drove van and all worked perfectly. But if you turn the a/c on the van will overheat within minutes. Checked fan clutch and shrou...
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L Power steering VIN: 4T1BF3EK4A
Not sure if I am missing something before I replace the power steering rack. When the vehicle is cold, the power steering system works fine. After the vehicle warms up, the vehicle becomes difficult to steer at idle only. Not all of the power steering assist i...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 BMW 850Ci 5.4L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WBAEG4322V
Thanks all for your responses. Since the original request I,ve had another tech try a Launch and Logitech scan tool. No luck. I've learned a lot about the 850ci in the past couple of days. The biggest is to stay away from them. Thanks again!! Trouble codes: 50 (error basic throttle adaptation), 51 (error basic throttle adaptation).
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L cruise control VIN: 5UXFA53533
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB53534
I was able to do a battery replacement reset with the maxidas, but there was no change. I hate to do it, but had to send it to the dealer, We didn't have enough info to repair this vehicle. Will let you know what the problem was if I ever hear.
1967 Chevrolet Camaro 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 123377N202
The case of the missing metering plate has been solved! This is what this piece is actually called in the spec. sheets, and they all show it being in there. The metering body is usually referred to as the metering plate, as opposed to the metering block with t...
2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEC19Z77
End up replacing the defective transfer case, thanks for everyone who help me with this matter
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Dash VIN: 3C3AY75S45
Sent the cluster out for repair. The folks who repaired it told me they found numerous cold solder joints. Put it [...] in the vehicle and all is good. Thank You for the responses on removing the cluster--it was a big help and much better than the procedure tha...
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L Pats VIN: 1FT8W3B67B
First off all keys are Ford keys, and no key is hidden near the transceiver. I found on ford OASIS (not on Mitchell) SSM 44613. It states that IKT key systems are not compatible with regular PATS keys. Using a non IKT key on an IKT system will result in Se...
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Boost VIN: 1GTGK29F3T
Tested the circuits from the PCM to the wastegate solenoid every which way I could, unable to find a short. Replaced connector and about 6" of wiring at solenoid, problem is gone. Found wire broken internally right at connector. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P1656 (Intake CMP Actuator Solenoid Control Circuit).
2009 Kia Borrego LX 3.8L suspension VIN: KNDJH74189
hey iatn , thanks for all replies , most of which I had already checked . the customer declined buying new tires at this time , tread ok but tires dry rotted . anyway I replaced both rear trailing arms & performed 4 wheel alignment . the camber & toe settings ...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11465
WE HAVE REPLACED ONE OXYGEN SENSOR WHICH HAD A HARD FAULT, WE HAVE TESTED AN AIR MASS METER, SMOKE TESTED THE INTAKE AND SMOKE TESTED THE EXHAUST ALL WITHOUT PINPOINTING A FAILURE. WE WILL BE REPLACING THE TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN THE THERMOSTAT. THOUGH WE HAVE N... Trouble codes: P1173 (O2 Sensor Fault Aging downstream fuel trim B2), P1170 (O2 Sensor Fault Aging downstream fuel trim B1), P0151 (02 Sensor Upstream Bank 2 Circuit Fault), P1615 (Elec T/Stat circuit Fault).
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L engine temperature VIN: WP0CB29966
Thanks Cedric and Edward. Problem was indeed related to the transmission cooler operation. Coolant was flowing through the trans cooler, impeding engine warm up.Flow should be inhibited during warm up, by vacuum applied to the coolant shut off valve. The vacu...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No lockup VIN: 5TBBT44123
Thank you all for the info and thank you Grant for the trans school, I have a better understanding of trans operation.The fix ended up being the trans.After more testing of the circuts and grounds I could only put my finger on the trans itself. Toyota got me a...
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