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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E95
Checking freeze frame when p0171 set showed over all correction at 2mph was at 1.4 % on both banks, no help there. Cleared codes and tried to set monitors during half hour cruise. Fuel trims at 65mph were just above 10 - 11 % on both banks and when I returned ... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean)
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L gas gauge some times works ,radio loss of bass VIN: 1GNET16S14
the gas gauge works some times sender was replaced . New sender works the same way ,some times .The radio was working ,then loss of the bass is noted.Tried a new radio to the car with the same thing happening .This is not the Bose system with the external amp,...
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...
2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L Steering VIN: 23CKA53G36
This vehicle came from another local shop with a front end shake after reaching 55 mph and faster. We found loose inner tie rod ends, cracked lower control arm bushings and tension bar bushings. All have been replaced including front struts and rear shocks. No...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L 1st row pass seat VIN: 3A4FY58B07
got codes b1b54 b1b56 replaced left front belt buckle and got new code b1b55 now im stupped
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 1D7HU18258
Hello all, have another fun one here. Customer concern vehicle does not drive normally. Will shift at high RPM and then not shift. p0732, p0733, p0869, p0933 found in PCM. Line pressure circuit appeared normal. PCM powers and grounds looked good. After the f...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L plastic air lines VIN: 1FMRU17L3W
Replacement of these lines appears to be a rather daunting task. I am looking for tips from anyone who has replaced them, as to what the best methods are for doing this? What methods should I avoid?
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX02534
Engine has slight misfire at 1500 rpm only when warmed up.miss seems to be less when cam phazers are unpluged.
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel gauge, radio VIN: 1FMZU63K65
Hello to all. I have this Explorer in that has a dead short on fuse 17 in the central junction box inside vehicle. I have already looked and circuit and know that it powers up the battery saver relay. With the relay unplugged it will not blow fuse, as soon as ...
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Information Display,Power Windows,Turn Signals VIN: 1FMEU2D85A
Ford guys i need help. After 10 minutes of driving. When accelerating from stop the instrumet cluster center info display drops out.the power windows stop working and turn signals codes.when torque load from engine reduces every thing works fine . Their...
1996 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L spark VIN: 1GTGK24R6T
When problem occurs has no spark coming from distributor cap and has good spark at coil. When you unplug the coil wire from the cap it and plug it back in it will start tried new cap, rotor and wires several times with different name brand stuff and problem st...
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic WT 6.0L no drivability issue VIN: 1GDJK34U67
Thanks in advance. I can clear these codes and they will usually reset within 300-500 miles. I have test driven with fuel pressure gauge, pressure never drops below 62 psi. We are located at an elevation of 9200 feet. After checking iatn archives noted possibl... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P2A01, P2A04
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCV51E63
This car will not accelerate past 1400 RPM period. The wiring diagrams from identifix do not match up with what is on the car so I am having a hard time trying to track down the 5v ref circuits. The MAF Grams per second is reading 0.0 at idle. Tried unhooking ... Trouble codes: P0102, P0453, P1229, P1223, P0221
2007 Isuzu NQR 5.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Runs for 30 seconds
I took head off. The corrosion damage was not pretty but to my mind repairable. I had the head rebuilt by a major rebuilder who does turbos,injection pumps,injectors ect. who i trust. According to the cylinder head man there he took off .003 inch and I would b... Trouble codes: P0303 (Before cylinder head gasket replaced), P0087 (after head gasket replaced in memory passed current and 2 previous ignitions)
2007 Jaguar XJR 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJWA73C87
This Jag only has 25k miles and was the same owner for the past 4 years. The car was running fine but occasionally had these messgaes showing (the Config C is new) a Config C code flashing on the cluster, along with limiter not available, Cannot apply parkbrak...
2009 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1J4FF47B29
evening techs, I got this Compass that came in with no throttle response and codes p2101,p2110,and p2118. I scanned the data and found the app responding-but the tps did not react. so I replaced the throttle body and did the re learn. Still have the same probl...
2009 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Check Engine Light
Got a good one here... P0560 and p0563, overvoltage concern. Customer brought car because of CEL and stalling while driving. These were the two codes I retrieved when the car was presented. The battery in the car is good, the charging system is working properl...
1966 Mercedes-Benz 230SL 2.3L Oil leak VIN: 1130421001
Thanks in advance for any help, i work on late model Benz all the time, but have never had the pleasure of working on one of these vintage guys. So the problem is a pretty massive oil leak coming out of the dipstick tube while engine is running. I checked at t...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L no start VIN: WDCGG8HB4A
ignition switch turns on but nothing happens i got a code a254 electric steering lock there is a tsb but i dont find the number that they have there, do i need to remove the whole module to see the number, or is somewhere that i can't see,any help would be app...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Pats VIN: 2MEFM75WXW
Very intermittent no start on this 98 Grand Marquis. It will only act up after sitting. No start condition. Theft light blinking rapidly, fuel pump running constantly with key on only. If I keep trying it over and over, it will finally start and never act up a...
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Misfire VIN: WMWML33559
Customer purchased this vehicle approx 1 year ago. It ran fine when cold but developed a miss as it warmed up. He returned the vehicle to the dealer for repair. They did tune up with no improvement. Compression test revealed 150 psi on 3 cyls and 140 on #3 cyl...
2005 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 3.8L Rack&Pinon VIN: 4A4MM21S05
Need to replace rack&pinon anybody got the r&r procedure with shortcuts cant find it anywere (thanks for any help)
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JA32U2FUXA
forgot to say this has california specs. 3 sensors...key on volts to b1s1 heater are well less than 1.8 volts s for the first 2 seconds of key on. my question is has anyone run into this type of problem before. i think i have check all codes setting areas. Trouble codes: P0132, P0328
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Horn VIN: 5TBRT34165
Truck came in a couple of weeks ago with complaint of horn not working unless steering wheel was turned. Could not duplicate condition in shop, but replaced clock spring assy.(w/ genuine Toyota part)per customers request. Checked continuity of horn switches an...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRL71K99
This car intermittently will not start. Cranks and cranks and cranks and no start. Engine has no codes. Check engine light is never on. Several of the other modules have code 01314 - Engine Control Module 004 - No Signal/Communication - Intermittent Car wil...
1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Srs Light VIN: YV1LS5371W
We replaced driver's seat belt. Several weeks later the light came on with the same code. We installed Volvo special tool at seat belt, customer drove car and light came on. We replaced SRS module with used (no longer available from Volvo), light came on. Volv...
2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L aoc coupling VIN: YV1CZ59255
my problem is getting good wiring info on this Volvo. the dem (diff electronic module)is not powering up. according to alldata, identifx and all the info I can find that power comes from fuse 23 in rem (rear electronic module)which it comes from fuse 27 in rem...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L No Start, no fuel pressure VIN: YV4CM59206
Hello, folks, and welcome to my frustration for the day. Tis lovely piece of Swedish engineering arrived on a hook this morning, no start. I was ordered by the shop owner to install a fuel pump with out any diagnosis, which I did. (joyous fun). Apparently, the... Trouble codes: B1C03, 0001 (mileage manipulated)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Acura RSX 2.0L Communication VIN: JH4DC54812
The fix was replacing the PCM and having it re-flashed by our local Honda dealer. I never determined what caused the failure, I suspect it was a problem with Honda's free website for re-flashing with J-2534 pass-thru devices. The site doesn't offer any support...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUAF78E67
Thanks to every one for your replies, I found out the that customer change the oil but he could not removed the oil filter and he lefted, so I put a new filter and the noise when away we test drove the vehicle and is all good. thanks to all of you for you repl...
2007 BMW 525i 3.0L Dynamic Drive VIN: WBANE53517
Thank you for the replies! It was the valve body that was bad. We did learn a lot and in the end we get to keep that and share the knowledge! We did at first check for contamination and removed the lines and blew them out, we found no issues. We did get Auto L...
2005 Cadillac SRX 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63705
Well, thanks for all of the help. This one was confusing. We replaced the fuel tank pressure sensor because it always showed 2.5 volts, no matter what the purge command was. we assumed it was a bad sensor, stuck, but that did not fix it. It wasn't until i trie... Trouble codes: P0443 (Vent solenoid circuit).
1984 Chevrolet S10 2.8L Transmission VIN: 1GCCS14B7E
PROBLEM: new clutch wear indicated that the clutch disk was not flat. We had wear on the outer edges. We straight edged the flywheel and it was flat. FIX: replaced advance auto kit with a NAPA kit and reinstalled. Works correct now. Pedal play has improved by ...
1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 1.3L Misfire VIN: 2C1MR5227X
thanks for all replys.customer could not wait.i was not able to check anything suggested.towed car before i could fix it. thanks again Trouble codes: P0113.
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GC1KYE89B
Customer decided to sell the truck rather than fix. while testing noticed that the low side pressure was bleeding off threw injection pump and returning to the tank and not holding prime
2003 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2C3AE66G83
First THANK YOU ! to all who replied. The fix was the Computer. After ohming the IAC and wires it was the last item. Trouble codes: P0508 (IAC Valve sensor circuit low).
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan EX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2D4GP74L43
Thank you for your help. After verifying that the Ecm had all the proper inputs and good grounds I determined that the Ecm itself was bad and not grounding the control side of the relay. the customer decided the van was not worth the cost of the ecm and decide...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Flex Plate VIN: 1FTSW31P24
Thanks for all of the input. The Dyno ruled out the transmission and converter. Everything pointed to an internal engine issue even the crank end play and run out seemed fine. We advised that the next step was to remove the engine and check the lower end. C...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Message Window VIN: 1FTPW14V07
Thanks every one, all the information I got was correct from every one. Made an appointment with local ford dealer and they did the job for us. Truck is working fine. IPC was bad. Again thanks to everyone who responded.
1999 GMC C7500 Topkick C7H042 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GDJ7H1D6X
Thanks for all the help. As most of you presumed, I had an open circuit. A couple calls to Alldata and we were able to determine that the wiring diagram on the site did not match our vehicle. We (they) found the right one and we found where there was an open b...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME15436
This one never returned for a final fix. It came to us from a local used car retailer and may have been sold. Most of you said the problem was likely a leak in the exhaust system upstream of the O2 sensor. Smoke checking the exhaust and swapping the sensors f... Trouble codes: P2098 (Post catalyst fuel trim system too lean bank 2).
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L cam ajustment VIN: WDBKK49F71
First i'm sorry I did not close sooner but this just got fixed the other day. thanks for all that responded in my time of need. special thanks to Richard in Fl. and Mukesh in India. I changed the cam ajust with new unit curred the problem, well almost. still h...
2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WMWML3C57A
I removed the head and could see no signs of loose valve seats. After removing valves a INTAKE valve seat fell out when it was in the hot tank! Having all seats replaced and guides replaced. I am worried about assembly of intake valve train. I have been... Trouble codes: P0300.
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Unsure VIN: JN1AZ34E33
The noise was coming from the left bank Intake Sprocket. Charles from Massachusetts TSB NTB03-060 was the right direction. Problem was the noise was only present for about a second or two which makes it impossible to compare right to left bank noise. But I fou...
2006 Pontiac Pursuit 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2AJ55F26
Thanks to all who replied. Steve had the right answer. The ignition module was defective, and did not recognize a cam sensor input, and that sent the PCM into limp mode substituting fixed values for the o2 and generating the p1133. A new ignition module fixed... Trouble codes: P0340, P1133.
2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K13
thank you Steve. You were spot on. The Denso listing has the 2 cali emissions o2/air fuel sensors for this vehicle swapped. I ended up getting the resistance for the heater circuit and confirming which correct Denso sensor fit the vehicle by matching values... Trouble codes: P0031.
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