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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Brake Lights VIN: WAULC68E53
We have had this A4 for approx. 2 weeks repairing the CECCM due to water leaking in through the battery box. Once we repaired this issue, the alarm no longer sounded everything you started her up. Now we have two new issues. The owner had removed the fuse for ...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L instrument cluster VIN: WBABS33453
I am needing to find out if a bad cluster will prevent communication with the other modules? When vehicle was towed in it would not start, it had a anti-theft code showing up in the engine control module and once cleared it now starts and runs but it has no in...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33513
I have a 2003 BMW x5 with the 4.4L motor. It will misfire as the car is warming up under load. Engine light starts blinking and misfiring for I would say 20 secs then engine light stays on. Code is p1351 misfire with fuel cutoff for #5 cylinder, I have swapped... Trouble codes: P1351
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G1WF55E61
Hello all, this is my first post and look forward to the insight and knowledge from everyone. Vehicle was passed down to me after other tech gave up. Multiple things were replaced for various reasons , most of which I do not know. I have gathered as much info ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2005 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G1JC52F55
This came back with no power steering assist at idle. it has plenty of assist with the engine speed up @ 1500 RPM. after it sits it has idle power assist for about 10 steering wheel turns, but it then goes away. We warrantied (replaced) the power steering pu...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Remote Keyless Entry and Remot Vehicle Start VIN: 2G1WT58NX6
Very poor range of about 5-10 ft. This year has a TSB (#07-08-52-001C) requiring the replacement of the module, antenna, and transmitters. Here's the thing, the poor range complaint was immediately after the OnStar antenna was damaged... The antenna for remot...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X38
Hi guys. This thing is so intermitant, when i see it act up on scanner and go lean at idle, im not at the shop to ck it out. Always on test drive, cant duplacate in shop. Readings look good + - 3 trims.when it acts up it goes 24 +. Short just b1. B2 stays ok. ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0573, P1174 (Trim ballance b 1), P2271 (B1s2 o2 stuck rich)
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1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GH44R9S
This problem started as a stall when hot. After driving around town the van would suddenly stall. After about 15 minutes, the van would start up fine and go until it got hot again. When it wasn't starting, the rpm gauge would jump. I though maybe it was a cran...
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2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1GKET16S55
One for you GoodWrenchers. Got this 05 Envoy 4.2 that feels like it is dragging an anchor. Fuel pressure and volume up to specs, no codes, idles fine. Shop called me in to program new pcm to try and cure problem. New pcm didn't fix it. I would bet the farm cat...
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2007 Hyundai tucson 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Came in with bad start/stall hot. No obd2 codes. Has had new EGR valve. Is diesel. Once running runs fine. Starts good in morning.Cranks over fine and battery and starter both good. If you stop and go into the shops for say between 5 to 20 minutes,come out and...
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2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Steering VIN: KMHDH4AE7C
This Hyundai is acting weird. It almost acts like it self steers. When going straight it will all of a sudden pull to the left. Make a slight correction and it will pull hard to the right. It also acts as if the steering is fighting me. I checked for TSB's, ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBUF65J35
Hi all Benz tech, i am having a hard time with this 05 Mercedes E350, vehicle run good and drive good but when coming to a stop there is a sudden hesitation and misfire. when stepping on gas from a stop, there isn't a good response as if it does't have any pow...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB2FB5A
Hello everyone, I have this ML350 with a check engine light. There was a fault with the heater for the adblue system. I replaced that and the codes associated with that are fine. After that repair a day later the check engine light is on with a system pressure... Trouble codes: 20E82
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Ignition Lock VIN: YS3FD49Y03
The car was towed in because the key wouldn't turn. We were able to force "key unlock" using the tech2 to put car in neutral and push it in. I know I had a bad CIM and never had luck marrying module to car without replacing steering lock module also so it got ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L readiness VIN: 3VWFA71K39
READINESS WILL NOT COMPLETE for oxygen sensor and oxygen sensor heater. Vehicle was driven for 4 months with no codes and readiness will not complete for mentioned monitors. Rapid data transfer was performed with Ross tech and all systems learned easily except...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29U23
It was the pig tail for the CMP, which it was also the CMP sensor. I did learn from this one when testing wiring harness need to tug on the wires at the connector. I knew it was something wrong with the signal wire, and I wiggled it while scoping the signal bu... Trouble codes: P0342 (cam signal is stuck low too long).
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Bulkhead connector VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
The customer opted to take vehicle back to shop that previously replaced bulkhead sleeve. I believe the problem is in the harness not the seal, but wasn't authorized to tear it down. Thanks for the replies.
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2002 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L starter VIN: 1GKEK63U42
sorry guys i forgot this one, Anyways the starter does come out the bottom without taking anything off as Alldata says. You must remove the heatshield off the selonoid..And as impossible as it looks you HAVE to disconnect the electrical to the solenoid 1st or ...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Maintenance lii VIN: SALJY1244W
THANKS TO ALL FIVE MEMBERS TO SHED THE LIGHT ON THIS LAND ROVER. i FOUND THE BROWN RELAY AND DISCARD IT. THE LIGHT GOES OUT NOW AND IT IS STILL FUNCTIONING NORMAL LIKE WHEN TURN ON KEY, IT LIT FOR ABOUT 2 SECONDS AND TURN OFF. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP.
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2010 Porsche Panamera S 4.8L MIL Lamp on
The fuel trim was around 4% lean had a small intake leak. We pulled the manifold and replaced the intake seals. Also there was a lot of carbon buildup on the intake valves, so we sand blasted the intake valves in the car with walnut shells. I'm sure Porsche wo... Trouble codes: P0068 (Mass Air Flow Implausible).
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