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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride light VIN: WA1YD64B42
Is there a way to tell the body control that this vehicle is now not equipped with air suspension? We DO have a J2534 pass through with our Maxisys system and could somehow reprogram the body computer to this situation. Never done it, don't know if any one els...
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...
2007 BMW 760Li 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHN03507
Vehicle owner state that it runs rough in the morning, pcm has several misfire codes, i found fuel in one of evap solenoid under the hood left side, posssibly high pressure fuel pump is going bad. i need the repair procedure for both pumps and any special tool... Trouble codes: 0029C, 29CD
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L 1-2 2-3 OD Shift VIN: 1GBEC19R6W
hey Guys I have a 98 Silverado 4x4 auto trans very clean low miles its developed a very quick shift pattern it will shift from 1st up to overdrive within 25 to 30 MPH under light throttle but once its hot it will shift normal. fluid is clean smells good. if yo...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5227X
car from another was running fine and they did a maintenance timing car runs on 2 cylinders.2 and 3.this engine has 2 coils and 2 plug wires.while engine running there is no spark out of coil to cylinder 1 and 4.just cranking engine over coil... Trouble codes: P0113
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
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GNET16574
Scanner shows front axle engaged Transfer dase module shows in auto mode shift to low works fine shift to 4 hi encoder shifts back and forth and goes back to auto mode switch on dash show in 4 hi but auto on scanner guessing bad tcm any thoughts Thanks
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: 1G1AL15F16
Car came in with SES light on, and Power Loss message. Had code P2138 Accelerator pedal position sensor 1-2 correlation. Car would not accelerate over 25mph. We replaced the Throttle Postion Sensor/Pedal assembly. Now customer has same problem, but not every d... Trouble codes: P2138 (Accelerator pedal position sensor 1-2 correlation)
2008 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Suspension VIN: D0NTKN0WWH
My personal car. AWD so it does not have tension struts. Turning left at mostly highway speeds you get a very bad/quick rattle from what appears to be the right side and you can feel it in the floor boards. Everything feels tight, I suspect lower control arm b...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28AX8
Code P0037. Performed Chrysler's diagnostic circuit test for code P0037 and O2 sensor 1/2 (after DPF) heater resistance is 0.0407 meg ohms which it too much resistance as it should be at 3.2 +/- 0.8 ohms. I already know it needs the sensor replaced, but I also... Trouble codes: P0037 (O2 Sensor 1/2 Heater Circuit Low)
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 3D7JV1EP0A
Hey everyone, we need help on diagnosis on this truck.we're working on 2010 dodge ram 1500 truck-(esp-bas-traction control lights stay on @ all times.we checked for voltage @ dynamics sensor-found no voltage.located & repaired power wire going to sensor.we sc...
2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L compressor not on VIN: 3GKEC16Z73
When vehicle came in to my shop ,compressor was not coming on . I replaced the automatic air control box on dash and the compressor came on. I notice high low side and replaced drier and orfice and low pressure switch .Pressures were fine . then when a/c fan w...
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, MIL Flashes VIN: JHLRD18621
This one is driving us crazy. First off the car seems to run and idle perfectly. We had done a few maintenance items including a valve adjustment, timing belt kit-Conti-spark plugs, wires etc. It flashes the MIL at idle and while driving. We had installed a ne... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 Misfire), P1399 (Random Misfire any cylinder)
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26701
I received this vehicle from one of the other garage in the area. The problem is the PCM relay clicks after you start the vehicle and the idle surges each time its clicks then after 60 seconds its stops and the Check Engine Light comes and stays on. There is n...
1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L sunroof closes VIN: SAJKD604XX
sunroof closes on it's own & when this occurs driver window is commanded to the top & will not operate. tried a window module & it didn't help could use some help & a wiring diagram of sunroof & windows would be quite helpful there is a correlation between th...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJEA01TX3
This S Type has two noises when you are driving down the road. The one we're pretty sure is a problem with a door in the heater is a loud thump that happens repeatedly and then it will stop. We have several issues in the HVAC system. The heater valve ...
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...
1989 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2J4FY19E9K
This Jeep will start up fine and idle high, then it will start idling up and down and up and down all the time. When you drive it and come to a stop, the engine will cut off. It will restart, but we have no scan tool that will hook up to the vehicle so we have...
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNFM87A36
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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...
2011 Nissan Juke S 1.6L Surge VIN: JN8AF5MR6B
Hi all- This juke came to me after having been at the dealer. The customer took it in for this surging complaint. The dealer performed a timing chain recall and then added "customer states hesitates/surges while driving - could not duplicate". The surge probl...
2012 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Steering VIN: 1N4AA5AP9C
hi all - i have a power steering issue. when steering fluid is cold steering works great as soon as the steering fluid gets hot there is no assist when idling. gets slightly better as the engine is revved up. my guess is the steering pump but don't have a pres...
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G2WP55288
I have a misfire on cylinder #6 at idle, goes away with RPM increase. Have tried new fuel injector, car has new plugs and wires on it and have swapped #6 with a different cylinder and no change. Replace lower intake gaskets, checked for vacuum leaks, none foun... Trouble codes: P0300
2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L abs VIN: 4T1BK46K39
Hello to all. We have this 2009 Camry that keeps setting a c1330 right front speed sensor code. Have scoped it and it checks good at all speeds, have checked for wheel bearing play, none present. Checked relucter ring and it looks good but can not catch this s...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lighting VIN: WVWVD63B12
Good Morning, NEED HELP FROM THE VW EXPERTS! Im sure someone can answer my question,after having to battery unhooked do you have to have a factory scan tool to go into the comfort computer to make the rear hatch lock and unlock (this is a wagon o by the way)a...

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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Lighting VIN: WAULT64B84
well I found a diagram that showed no module.? tested wiring had all I needed.jumped pin 1-4 had brake lites.ohmed switch no change when took 2 new dealer switches before I got a good helps when you don't have to chase a diagram.i also did a ...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L fuel tank VIN: 2G1WL52M1V
replaced fuel tank pressure sensor, now it is reading correctly.. vehicle has been gone for 2 weeks all good so far. Trouble codes: 440 (evap system malf).
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 1G1ZH57B08
sorry for taking so long to post,still have vehicle put over 60 miles with no issues!!! Most people were thinking ground problems. We scoped the grd signals while driving(dual scope)at common grds under console,rechecked all connections,but again for this typ... Trouble codes: U7300, C0000, B1000.
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L heater controls VIN: 1G2AD5F54A
thanks to all who replied. The problem was with the bcm, it wasn't seeing a repose when the ac was being requested, we installed a new bcm and programmed it and all worked great,
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 2GNALDEK0C
So I found a green wire broken...perhaps a low speed LAN...after that I had all of the authorizations and even had a starter relay "ON" PID...unfortunately it still wouldn't crank with the key. Powered the wire from the ECM to the starter relay and it cranked... Trouble codes: P0615 (Starter relay control circuit).
2013 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L Steering VIN: 1C3CCBCG6D
William and Nigel, thank you for confirming our thoughts. The rack was faulty. We replaced the rack and all is well. All parts were from Chrysler.
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L low power VIN: 3D7LU38C93
Thanks for the responses. I took all the transfer tubes back out, inspected and cleaned and reinstalled. It holds pressure now. I suspect I did not get #6 torqued correctly because it is so hard to get to and it seemed to break loose easier then the rest.
2013 Dodge ram 1500 5.7L alarm
Now for the rest of the story...turns out the customer put fobix #2 in a hide a key under the vehicle, we get 180" of rain a year here, needless to say the fobix was nothing but corrosion. ordered new fobix. thanks for all the help have a great day!
2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Steering VIN: KMHDH4AE7C
Thanks to everyone who responded. Tim from Arizona guessed it correctly. I talked to the dealer before replacing a column and they also said their techs replace the coupler for this problem. It's an easy job and the customer is happy to have not spent $1000+ d...
1998 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
First thanks to all who responded. I had the fuel injectors flow tested and all were good. I found the fuel pump not holding residual pressure and installed another one this time delphi unit. The pressure was better but found still not holding residual pressur... Trouble codes: P0101.
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMR33539
I replaced both solenoids and everything was fine. After replacing both solenoids I inspect the resistance on the old ones. The working one was 7.2 ohms and applying voltage caused the plunger to move. The bad one was in the megaohm and would not actuate. We... Trouble codes: 2845 (Vanos Exhaust Actuator Movement).
2000 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.5L Misfire P0300 VIN: 6MMAP67P2Y
There was a coolant hose above the distributor that was leaking just enough to get into the connector of the distributor. Connector had the bluish green corrosion on the inside of the connector but only on one pin. But it wasn't leaking enough to leave any s...
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer OZ Rally 2.0L Misfire VIN: JA3AJ86E53
SUPER SORRY I MISSED CLOSING THIS!!! Wow, can't believe I forgot about this. Anyway as I said this is a co-workers vehicle. This young man has a great deal to learn and step one would be to listen more. He has hacked up the wiring harness in this engine compar... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl.1), P0304 (Misfire cyl.4).
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGD7AJ5B
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