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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Lighting VIN: WAULT64B84
HELLO AUDI TECHS,i'm triing to find the lamp control module (j123) on this audi.i have no brake lights,no voltage to them.but I have voltage coming out of the brakelight switch.would like to test further but identifix and alldata are no help.seams simple enoug...
2007 Audi RS4 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WUARU98E87
Folks, I have been at this facility for about 3 months and as a used car dealer, we run into all kinds of odd cars that get traded in for a reason. This one is causing stress to my Service Manager and dealer, because he just sold it on consignment. He agreed t...
2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Radio/navigation VIN: WBAGG83461
Problems arrived after doing a hard reset. Customer complaint of exterior lights not flashing when locking/ unlocking vehicle. Performed a hard reset "like I have numerous times in the past" on these cars and got the exterior lights to flash now, however radio...
2005 BMW 745Li 4.4L abs VIN: WBAGN63575
i guys i repeaced the brake booster and master cylinder replaced left rear caliper lubricate all sliding pins on calipers bleed brakes many times with brake bleeder pedal is soft car went to several shop and came back with the same problem any idea thank guys
2009 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Air Bag VIN: WBAPK735X9
Hello BMW techs. This is a request for information before I start a procedure... My customer had a friend who left a crustless pizza in the car (barf). With a lot of persuasion and cash I have agreed to remove the carpet and pressure clean it. A lot of cash! T...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T03
I am posting this to help a friend at another shop. He has a 03 Chevrolet 5.3 that is missing out on cylinders 2 and 7 at idle. Anything above 990 rpm and it is running fine. After replacing the intake gasket and clearing the codes, the only code now is P0300.... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Sensor), P0171 (Bank 1 Lean), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean), P0443 (EVAP Purge Soleniod), P0300 (Misfire), P2108 (TAC Module Fault)
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WC58126
I was wondering if there was a ground that didnt get reinstalled or if thy all have a common ground. I do not believe there was a problem before the accident. Theres also a code for the traction control. It says that there is no trouble with the system just no... Trouble codes: P0102, P0480, P0481, P0645, P0660, P2070
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 2GNALDEK0C
This one is a wrecked car and there are numerous places where the harness has been repaired, however, the symptoms seem straightforward and conclusive but I am nervous about putting an ecm in for this particular problem. It sets P0615 for the starter relay con... Trouble codes: P0615 (Starter relay control circuit)
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Cooling fans VIN: 2C4GP54L35
Hello Chrysler Techs: I have this 2005 Town Country with P0480 and radiator fans not working. AC clutch will work but fans will not. I have checked the relay, have 12V and ground and when i ground the violet blue wire they go on, so the relay is good, accordin...
2013 Dodge ram 1500 5.7L alarm
vechicle alarm will go off any time it wants, doesnt matter if doors locked or not. no codes, all programming up to date, no corroded connectors. has no hood switch, no tailgate switch only door ajar switches in each latch. for some reason iatn and identafix c...
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RDGBG2D
came in with complaint of no shift , but upon test drive realized it was under powered , never dealt with this engine trying to figure if we can figure out which sensor it is and if the cam phassers can be the problem or just the sensors , just trying to get s... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L speedometer VIN: 1FMNU43S31
Customer brought vehicle in for speedometer inop. Hooked up computer and had no codes. Looked at data and had vehicle speed signal to the PCM. Tried two used instrument clusters, and speedometer still does not work. Figure it is possibly a wiring problem. Does...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Flex Plate VIN: 1FTSW31P24
Vehicle was towed in with a broken flex plate-the center was broken out. Replaced flywheel and returned to customer. It was driven about 130 miles and the flex plate broke again. We checked crankshaft end play-8 thousandths. Dowel pins are present and in good ...
2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Spark plug tube seals VIN: JHLRD78882
In the process of changing the valve caver gasket and not sure which way the spark plug tube seals go. I know the lip on oil seals always face the inside or go towards whatever you are sealing. It looks like the Honda manual shows them facing the coil side not...
2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Starting VIN: SAJEA51C64
Car came from another shop they replaced batt and batt cables and returner numerous times . Now when I got the car scanned the car and had multiple codes p1146 gen c line output. P1260 security input. P1582 flight recorder data stored. P1629 gen front right fa...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S6R
Ok so this is a Jeep in a friends shop. It came in for no reverse. The car sat for about 6 months before it came in the door. I was told it ran ok before but i dont know for sure. But now it has a used transmission in it. It now has a no start back fire when s...
2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L mode actuator VIN: 5XXGM4A74C
Air blowing out of defrost ducts only. No movement on mode actuator when changing settings. My scanner won't read this late model vehicle so I don't know if any codes exist. I'm thinking the actuator is bad but wanted to know if anyone has had this issue or if...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Obd monitor VIN: SALME11455
Unable to get o2 sensor, cat,and evap to be ready for obd monitor test. Driven more than 500 miles. Replace coolant sensor and all 2 sensors.each time vehice park overnight, gas tank is 3/4. No code, no pending code
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L air flow
The HVAC system is dual control auto, does not always respond correctly when changing temp, e.g. change temp on LH side and RH side temp comes up also and air flow partially changes from floor to vent. Sometimes air flow out dash vents is poor on LH side with ...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMR33539
I am using Identifix, and cannot find hardly any data on this code. The vehicle came from another shop and they said the car was low on oil and that they topped it off. The vehicle seems to run OK. When you clear the code and restart, the motor does a little... Trouble codes: 2845 (Vanos Exhaust Actuator Movement)
1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L compressor VIN: JN1RZ24H3M
I have another problem here. The vehicle came in with a blown A/C fuse. We replaced the 10A A/C fuse and idling with the A/C turned on for about 10 min. The fuse didn't blow and the compressor was engaged; the air blow was cold. During a one block test drive, ...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L Hesitation VIN: JF1SG69675
Hi i have a subaru that has a hesitation or lack of power around 4000 to 4500 rpm in every gear other then 1st with no codes set. The turbocharger was replaced by another tech and didn't help any. The exhaust was pulled off in hopes it was a clogged cat, same ... Trouble codes: P0302
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Trans Limp Mode VIN: 3VWCB21C52
Hello IATN Members.We Have a Real Gem In Our Shop Right Now Its A 2002 VW Beetle 2.0 Engine With a Trans Issue.We Absolutely Know Nothing About VW & Don't Really Care To But We Need Some Advise.Customer Brought It In Saying It Will Not Shift Correctly & Seems ...

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2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L convertible top VIN: WAUAF48H27
2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L No Start VIN: WAUDH74F37
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE HELP. IT WAS THE FUEL PUMP/ECU RELAYS Trouble codes: P0562 (System Voltage to Low - Intermittent), P0687 (ECM Power Relay Control Circuit), 00955 (Key 1 - Lower Limit Exceeded - Intermittent), 02031 (Switch for Steering Column Adjustment), 02272 (Quiescent Current Stage 1).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L wiill not come out of 4wd VIN: 1GNDT13W11
all of you that said tires were right, they were off enough to make it bind, joe from pa trick worked by switching 1 rear with 1 front, it shifted in and out fine. guess your never to old to learn. I always thought this would affect awd vehicles. for those tha...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Door Locks VIN: 3GNGK26K17
Thanks for all help with this one. Sorry the closure of this has gone past the time it should of. We had to confirm that the problem was fixed as this problem was so intermittent. We ended up turning of the Auto Lock feature through the settings in the inst...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2C8GF68495
Thanks to all who responded the PTU (Transfer case) was the problem. Mark
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD2PD64484
I was dead sure that my bleeding procedure was right, so we checked crank and cam sensor all good good fuel pressure high and low but would crank slow like 150 r.p.m. a new battery didn't change anything starter draw was normal 150-175 amp. Out of desperation...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Vents VIN: WD0PD74466
The customer has not returned for further repairs. I received three replies all mentioning lubricating the doors. One reply mentioned drilling a small hole near the pivot point to further lubricate them. We plan on doing this when the vehicles return.
2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMSU43P83
Customer Was totally on the ball to fix it. I ordered a 7PIN Reman Ficm for 219.99 and it was a bolt in Pre-Flashed Unit. Runs Great No INjector Issues. I am sending my old unit back for care now. FWIW FICM M Power must stay at or above 45V during all opera... Trouble codes: P0263.
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDAF56PX3
As I suspected the vehicle will need a 8 pack of injectors. Thanks for all the 6.0 replies. Will advise the customer. The spool valves operate much better better warm and cannot find any other concerns with harness or FICM. Trouble codes: P0226.
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU33K67
Well guys this one is diagnosed. Thought a lot about this on over the weekend and came in this morning with a lot of helpful advise. First thing this morning since the valve cover was off I turned the engine over so it was on compression stroke cyl #2 and put ...
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Fluid leak VIN: 2HJYK16446
I would like to thank everyone that gave us ideas on the trans leak so this will start out with a recap. We replace the engine with a good low mileage one installed new water pump and timing belt put new trans seal in so we would not have a fluid leak from tra...
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTY16473
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the replies, however i left this one for the dealer. I could not find a used cluster with less mileage. Now some replies said it can be done with no issues provided you have a capable scanner. The issue i wanted to avoid is that ...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power steering VIN: 1LNCM81W0M
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
had a couple things going on. first right front bag was bad. it was new. second compressor wasn't putting out enough., and third. after I fixed those problems the pack wound't come up. replaced right module that did it.
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Electronic Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J4Y
Thank you everyone for your response, especially Terry. Wires were correct the sensor however was not. I finally got a chance to double check the sensor that was ordered and my employee that orders part got the level sensor for ABC suspension not airmatic, so ...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Well this Villager is fixed. First off thanks for all the suggestions. I scoped the injector signal from inside the PCM to eliminate any pin fit issues. I was still see 14 volts there when the PCM stopped firing the injector. Next I started rechecking all the ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
2004 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L pedal feel and braking VIN: 1N6AA07A54
There were several replies to check for brake fade or sticking problems. There are no mechanical problems (Brakes 80% & every thing is properly lubed) The customer has driven quite a bit now, turning off the VDC on hills where the problem has occurred and had ...
2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 9BWGB61J02
So I believe the secret is that I needed to drop the VWZ off the front of the long number on the radio and also drop the last digit (in my case a 9). My local dealer then came up with the same "0047" number that Matthew from Pennsylvania gave me. And today t...
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