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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...
2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F38
Customer dropped off vehicle with MIL complaint only. He purchased vehicle in recent weeks from car lot. He didn't feel any performance concerns. I noticed at random start up after cold soak feels pretty ragged for brief moment then clears up. Modis gave me no... Trouble codes: 00774 (cylinder 6 misfire), 00773 (cylinder 5 misfire), 00768 (random misfire)
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L no crank no start VIN: 3G5DB03E02
I have a very odd electrical problem and just, for the life of me, cant even figure out where to start. The car was towed in with a no crank no start concern. The scanner will power up but will not communicate with ANY systems on the car. The DLC has power. Di...
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L stabilatrac VIN: 5GAEV23798
Vehicle came in with a very noticeable vibration at over 60 mph. After driving about 10 miles on the interstate at 65 mph the service stabilatrac message shows up on the dash along with traction control shut off message. There were some codes in the system:•DT...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Oil Presher VIN: 1GCEK14X44
This truck came in with oil pressure gage acting up work then not work. I scaned it & had a code po522 engine oil pressure sensor circuit signal low. I have replaced the oil pressure switch 2 times & inspected the wireing still the same. The gage goes through ...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2C8GF68495
This car came in and would not move and we sold him a transmission we could not push the car be cause it was locked up so we pushed it in on a jack so we know the front wheels were the only one's locked up. When my tech was installing the transmission he stuck...
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L odometer VIN: 3A8FY48B98
The odometer reeds error instead of the mileage it is not setting any codes in any system. The only problem we are having is the odometer reading error. I have tried leaving the battery un hooked over night and also tried the cluster reset with no luck it just...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7HC16X9V
truck has now received 3 reman computers all of which have failed in different ways. first: no start at all, second:start only on starting fluid, no charging, third: smoked during first crank. Last one literally popped and smoked. Truck originally came in for ... Trouble codes: P1389
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L lacks power VIN: 1B7HF13Y7Y
High guys this is my 1st post, using the bosses account, thanks in advance for your time and knowledge, I have fixed many vehicles just by reading other posts but this one has me stumped ,vehicle lacks power from stop or at cruise,dropped y pipe ,exhaust not p...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Obd2 VIN: 2B7JB21Z02
We have a van that will not communicate in OBD2. It runs fine and will communicate so long as we enter it in to the scanner Vin specific. The problem is it will not pass a emission test due to the fact that they will only use OBD2. I do not know if this starte...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.9L Transmission VIN: 1B7GL32Z42
Thanks for all your help. Have a 2002 Dakota R/T with the 46RE automatic transmission just purchased from an auction. There's absolutely no transmission pull at all in any gear. Dash indicator works correctly and it does go in and out of park. Someone had obvi...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L governor pressure VIN: 3D7KU28C34
Truck starts in third even if in manual 1 or 2. Had active dtc p0868 governor pressure sensor volts to high. Not displaying any gov pressure on scan tool. Ohm Tested wiring from ecm to trans connector- good. Warrantied sensor with another oem sensor. Ohm teste...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 3D7KS28D25
Has anyone run into this before? I'm out of ideas, and the customer wants his truck fixed.
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 3D7KS28D25
Has anyone run into this before? I'm out of ideas, and the customer wants his truck fixed.
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers window VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
Customert came in with complaint of drivers window not working. After checking it out, it works fine with the key on and engine off but if you start the truck up then it will only go up and it will not go down. It is missing the power when you try to roll it d...
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU43P83
It shows codes only for EGR (has Delete) After it started it set p0263. I got it started on a warm day and drove it 200Yds to the shop doors. It had no power and lots of heavy smoke. and it set the p0263. It is no Start and I believe I have a Bad FICM. FCMVPW... Trouble codes: P0263
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAF56PX3
rough idle cold hello everyone. I am going to replace number 2 injector and replace fuel filters (black) my question to you all prior to repairs is my buzz test when cold is not audible at all. after warm you can hear the injectors although barely. voltage to ... Trouble codes: P0226
2005 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMSU41P85
I have this 05 excursion here in my shop that has a vibration at high rpm 3300-3500 that is the only time it can be felt even hauling a car (under load) normal driving is ok.. trans shifts good engine runs good no miss. u-joints felt good any suggestions would...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Message Window VIN: 1FTPW14V07
Message center /odometer window blank. Ordered a reman unit from ford. Now we are ready to install instructions in unit say info must be downloaded from old unit then reloaded into reman unit. I gave ford vin and milage reading before ordering. We do not have ...
2008 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.2L No Start VIN: 2GTEK63878
This truck was towed in after it died a the gas station. He was towing a trailer at the time which he does on a regular basis. After unloading the truck from the tow truck it started. Test drove and ran fine. This was a week ago. The customer called in and sai... Trouble codes: P0016
2009 Hummer H3 3.7L Tpms VIN: 5GTEN13E39
This Hummer came in with a low tire light on. I found the LR sensor would not activate with my activation tool - I replaced it (with an AC Delco sensor). Initially could not relearn system - suspect discharged vehicle battery is causing the problem. Charged an...
2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Temperature Gauge VIN: KNDJC73305
What happens is that even from a cold start, within a minute temperature gauge reads 7/8 up. PCM reads the actual temperaure, confirmed by a thermometer. Truck is from a used car lot, previous owner had the ECT sesor replaced. Sensor has 3 pins, 1&3 connect to...
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 ...
2011 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Steering VIN: JM1BL1UG2B
Good Day Fellow Iatn'ers, We have this mazda 3 in the shop. intermittently, the steering light flashes on, and at the same time the radio cuts out. When the light comes on, the steering gets momentarily heavy. We have scanned the system and found no codes. no...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L sound system VIN: WDDGF54X08
vehicle came from another shop after customer tried to start up - no good batt apparently codes from autel scanner: U002000 B210A00 U118000 U118200 U118100 have not been able to locate shorted-open fuses as of now, no voltage drops noted
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
I have a 1999 Villager that will stop firing injector 4. The injector is new. All wiring has been verified. When it stops firing the injector it has 14 volts at the computer so I know the circuit is not open. The ECM has been swapped too. I have scoped it, loo... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WP0CA2984Y
After start up oil smoke appears within 2-5 seconds. As it idles the smoke increases. There is wet oil stains on the ends of both exhaust manifolds.
2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara Limited 3.2L fuel gauge VIN: JS3TD1D9XA
The customer says that the fuel gauge does not respond.The fuel senders both test ok and with the gauge tester installed the gauge responds correctly with the ign on. The odd thing is that if you start with appx 1/8 of a tank with the ign off change the fuel l...
2002 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4T3ZF13C32
When fully warmed up this van will start bucking/surging on a slight decell around 45mph high gear, converter locked, 1600rpm's. On a test drive I noticed that if ran up to 55-60mph and lightly lifted off the throttle, but not completely off (same slight decel...
2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCM31Y94
This thing is driving me nuts! It will run fine in the bay for as long as you want, but if you take it out for a test drive it will stall (no symptoms). It doesn't sputter or give any warning, and it doesn't matter if you are accelerating, cruising or on a dec...
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGD7AJ5B
Has anyone come across these cold start timing and idle codes.thought for sure car had jumped time.removed upper cover rotated engine several times till colored links lined up-ok replaced crank/rpm sensor replaced cam adjuster. Trouble codes: P150A, P0011 (Cam position over advanced), P052A, P050A, P0300 (Misfires cyl 234)

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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
Thank you all for the input. I went to pull the balancer this morning to find a brand new one was already installed...with a matching invoice in the box...(check it anyway with no issues found.) obvious this isn't a new problem... Decided to smoke the intake a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXC83B
thank you for the replies. I did take this truck to the dealer after I had checked over and verified I had no circuit issues. unfortunately they could not get the code to set so they could not do anything with it. I am curious if it has any metal debris in ...
2005 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3AA63H55
Replaced aftermarket sensors, I tried 2, with an oem sensor and the cel and the code are resolved. Test drove the vehicle, with the exception of the evap system , all of the monitors completed. No pending codes, no hard fault codes, and no cel. I appreciate th... Trouble codes: P0522 (Oil pressure sensor circuit low.).
2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L No Start VIN: 2C3JA53G25
Well, this was a typical Used Car Lot auction car. After we replaced multiple blown fuses and tightened the loose wiring on a newly replaced starter (not us) we finally were able to get a "base line" on the car. The Pink/Green starter enable wire was not getti... Trouble codes: B2107, B2100, B2124, U0100.
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L transmission VIN: 1B4GP25382
Replaced solenoid pack. Vehicle has been running on highway for a week and no problems at this time. Thanks to everyone for their help.
2009 Dodge Journey R/T 3.5L going in limp mode VIN: 3D4GH67V19
Thank you for all the help we tested the solenoids and found one was bad replaced the pack and all is good
2005 Ford F650 5.9L Auxilery fuel t VIN: 3FRNF65E35
Thank you for all of the help. The wiring diagram meant everything. I was able to see how the system was designed and replaced the transfer pump with confidence. Mark
2004 GMC Envoy XUV SLT 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1GKET12S24
Thanks all. It was torque convertor shutter. Feel like an idiot for not checking that.I guess I got to caught up in the misfire feeling. Customer is taking it to a trans shop. When the numbers on the TCC got to about 3, the shudder started and the numbers went...
2007 GMC Canyon SLT 3.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GTDT13E17
I tried 2 scanners solis and tech2 with no luck the truck seemed to run good so I let it go haven't heard anything yet
2001 Kia Rio 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KNADC12391
Thank you all for the suggestions. The lesson on this one is BASICS. With the intermittent condition, I was sure it was an electronic issue but it turns out the #2 cylinder had severe leaking rings at 45% and low compression at 110 dry and 130 with oil added....
2001 Mazda B3000 SE 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4ZR17U21
Well I will call this one fixed. I put a Ford cam sync and sensor on it and that took care of the light but it still had a stumble in it. Found that one plug had a very small crack in it so plugs and wires took care of that. Test drove for thirty miles and no ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disable).
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L Power steering VIN: 4T1BF3EK4A
The fix was to replace the power steering rack just as Ralph form Ca thought. Given the amount of problems with aftermarket reman ones, I elected to use a low-mileage used one and all is well. There were some good replies on some things that I didn't think of...
2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Tiptronic VIN: 3VWRF31Y76
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