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2006 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L ABS/ESP/Parking Brake VIN: WAUML44E16
I have a 2006 A8L in the shop that has the ABS light, ESP light and Parking Brake malfunction light on the dash. ABS module fault: 00287 - RR wheel speed sensor - Fault in electrical circuit Parking Brake module fault: 01316 - ABS Controle Module - Implaus...
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1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L collasped fuel tank VIN: 2G1WW12M8V
fuel tank imploded, yes like a crushed beer can. now 1/2 the size and the fuel straps cant hold it like they should. A month ago I had a p0440 code and found the vacuum sorse at the throttle body leaking so I put a new emmision hose/PCV/and a gas cap. no more ... Trouble codes: P0440
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2008 Chevrolet Cobalt Sport 2.4L cluster VIN: 1G1AM18B28
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of cluster gauges and lights would act erratically. Loses speedo, tach gauge fuel gauge, and get abs messages in cluster info center. Pulled lost communication codes for TCM,ABS,and, EBCM. Cleared codes and drove vehic...
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2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GC1KYE89B
The truck will start and run fine on a cold start. However once the truck is around operating temp and shut off it fails to restart. fuel rail pressure during cranking only goes to 1500 psi at best. the fuel filter prime bulb pumps till hard and quickly goes a...
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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L oil pressure VIN: 3D7LS38C25
I have little to no oil pressure after a rebuilt long block was installed. I have gone back in and replaced the oil pump and pick up tube with cummins oem parts. I have removed and replaced the filter adapter gaskets with oem parts. That's the extent of my end...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L auto temp control VIN: 1FAFP25175
This car has automatic temperature dual controls. Both sides act the same. Temperature set at 90, the temp. out the vents go to 156 degrees. Set the temp. to 80-60 and the vent temps. will drop to 47 degrees to the coldest at 42 degrees. I've checked for codes...
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1993 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L convertor seal VIN: 1GTHK34F1P
Hi all you tranny guys, was gonna bounce this one off you. Recently resealed transmission because customer had engine replaced and wanted transmission "gone through" while it was out. Resealed transmission and reinstalled. Had it come back with losing 4th gear...
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L monitors won't run VIN: 1LNHM83W94
EGR and Cat monitors won't set. No codes No pending codes. Mode 6 fails 43-12 and 56-00 [misfire] The 43-12 has no definition. I'm thinking coils but with the low miles and no codes I'm not sure. Any advice will be appreciated. Thanks...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L compressor VIN: WDBJF74H0X
Vehicle came in with no cold air. Charge level was within specs.(about 1000g).Both aux. cooling fan work when code(E61 241) is cleared. In fact the whole ac system work great, until at some point both left and right auto button stay on solid and the EC light s...
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2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L 1 to 2 shift VIN: WMWMF73548
This is a John Cooper works car and the customer drives the hell out of it, as she puts it! A long story short we are getting a knocks codes in the DME due to a rhythmic knock noise that is progressive in sound in 1st and 2 gear on this manual transmission. We...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D55
car came in with codes for cam and crank shaft sensors replaced sensors cleared codes starts and idles fine until vehicle warms up then will start to surge also when you start to move the accelerator pedal vehicle will cut out accelerator sensor1 reads .77 vol...
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1968 Pontiac GTO 6.6L transmission converter VIN: 242678P344
I have installed a 4L70E automatic transmission into this 1968 GTO with a Transdapt adapter plate, and have installed a GM stand-alone transmission control module. This control module is manufactured by Powertrain Control Solutions but is marketed through GM a...
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2006 Pontiac Pursuit 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2AJ55F26
Vehicle runs normally but the o2 stays at around 900 mv except on decel after a hard acceleration. The long term numbers are around 0 and the short tern numbers do not vary more than 2 to 3 plus or minus . All the other sensor data appears normal, ect map, m... Trouble codes: P0340, P1133
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CKDL63FX7
Hey guys, I fixed this car last month and everything seems fine but customer called me up a week after repair and said her check engine lite is on. I pulled codes and found a lean run condition code. I scanned data and didn't see anything that raised a red fla...
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2007 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L camshaft timing VIN: WP0AD299X7
We are about to drop the engine out of the 997 turbo and was wondering if any one has any experience with this fault code on this model. The factory manuals say the following: P0021 Adjustment of Inlet Camshaft in relation to Crankshaft, Bank 2 Signal Impla...
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2000 Saturn LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JS52F6Y
we have this jewel in our shop that refuse to get fixed. car had a noise from timing chain area. removed valve cover and found the top guide broken so we replaced the guide along with the valve cover gasket but noise continued. this time we also opened the ti... Trouble codes: P0300
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L brakes VIN: 5TDZA23C84
So for the life of me I cant figure this one out. On the sienna when slowing down under 10mph to come to a stop there is a electronic pulsating noise and the brake pedal kinda pushes back a little bit. It wont do this at any speeds above 10mph when braking. Iv...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride light VIN: WA1YD64B42
We found the suspension module hidden in the left rear quarter panel just forward and above the air tank. We disconnected the modules electrical connections and the light has gone off and not returned. According to Strutmasters, up to 2002 this will do the jo...
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2007 BMW M6 5.0L SMG transmission VIN: WBSEH93547
Thanks for all the help from those who responded. First of all the car did have a bad battery when it first arrived and we replaced with correct battery and registered it correctly. The second tow back to the shop after about fifty miles of driving with no pro...
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Remote Keyless Entry and Remot Vehicle Start VIN: 2G1WT58NX6
Thanks for confirmation guys, I performed repair as per TSB, rechecked ok. Have 75-100' range now, all good. Coincidence it was! Thanks again.
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14X38
WELL,,, I FEEL STUPID! I DID NOT SEE THE TSB FOR MY PROB. IT DID NOT HAVE A CODE LISTED ON TSB.UNTILL YOU OPENED IT AND THEREW THEY WHERE, P1174, PO171 UNDER FUEL INJ. SEEMED TO BE THE ISSUE I HAD. CUST DESIDED TO DRIVE IT AS IS AND RETIRE TRUCK WHEN PROB GOT ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0573, P1174 (Trim ballance b 1), P2271 (B1s2 o2 stuck rich).
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1996 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L no power steering
Okay so I pulled the p.s. and vacuum pump off again. I pulled the vacuum pump apart and where the p.s. splines into the vacuum pump there is a washer and a collar, the collar has a roll pin which was broken. The p.s. works now but the brakes don't have good bo...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 3D7KS28D25
Sorry I have to close this request without fixing the problem. Suggestions varied from an exhaust leak, valve seats, piston slap, to the condition is normal. Customer did not want to dig deeper. I issued a partial refund and washed my hands of it. Thanks to al...
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2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA57624
First I thank all who used their valuable time to respond. All offered worthy insights and opinions. I honestly say: iATN is top shelf because its members are! We are closing this as FIXED because we met customer requirements. The Freestar is DTC free an... Trouble codes: P0141 (Rear O2 Sensor HEATER CIRCUIT Bank 1), P0161 (Rear O2 Sensor HEATER CIRCUIT Bank 2).
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L cylinder head VIN: 1FDSF34556
THANK YOU EVERYONE! This job kind of went south from the start, our shop has a new policy now to throughly explain to customer what might happen on a 3 valve triton when replacing plugs, as this has never happened to me, but have had over 25 successful extract...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW58S5X
Jon was right! The customer didn't have too much money to get this vehicle repaired so I did switch the wires like jon said and it fired up with no problems. So I guess ill just leave the old coil on it. Thanks everyone.
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2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L mode actuator VIN: 5XXGM4A74C
First of all, thanks to all who responded. Like the Kia "peeps" suggested, I unplugged the control head connectors but no change. I used the identifix wiring diagram to know where to activate the actuator off the vehicle and got no movement. It took all w...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L engine VIN: WDB2304742
Caused : weaken fuel pump. Action : replace fuel pump.
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2008 Saturn Astra XR 1.8L Vent Valve VIN: W08AT67148
thanks for the replies guys. sorry for late response. this one is fixed. the problem ended up being the canister. it was slightly restricted compared to a new unit and that was enough to trigger the code. we couldn't duplicate the symptoms with a vacuum pump t...
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2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 4S4BRCCC9B
I have this on repaired. The fix was to istall a new ECM. Thanks everyone for your advice. Its nice to have a second opinion or several! Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal circuit).
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20UX8
WATER IN THE FUEL?!...Go figure thanks to everyone for their input! Trouble codes: P0304.
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2009 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4.0L dash warning lights VIN: 2V8HW54X39
Thanks for the help. We found the problem in the tailgate door, when we closed the door just as it would almost latch the light would all come on, the wiring loom was worn thru from hitting the auto lift assembly on the left side we repaired the loom and repos...
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