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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Low Oil Pressure VIN: WAUAC48H54
Vehicle came in with a low oil pressure issue, we replaced the oil pump and the pick up tube after finding plastic debris on the pick up tube, however after replacing said parts, there is no change, oil pressure at idle is at 15psi and 20psi at 2000rpm on the ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33413
This vehicle was referred by another shop to help diagnose secondary air problems. It had a code 2716 which is p1411-secondary air pump no activity and code 2762 which is P1416-secondary air injection valve stuck off. I replced the vacuum lines and removed the... Trouble codes: P1416 (Secondary air injection valve stuck off)
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFE83527
Hello folks, Need some help from anyone who can tell me what this code means, I have searched ALLDATA, IATN, AND IDENTIFIX and cant find a description for this code. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Trouble codes: 12158 (Unknown)
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2011 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L long crank VIN: 5UXZV4C53B
Hey bmw gurus, I have this 2011 [...] that has a long crank and customer complains of driveability issue, reduced engine power warning, I pulled two codes with my otc scanner, would like to know what 36BE code is, the other is 2C57 which I'm aware of the t...
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1990 Buick Riviera Luxury 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4EZ13C1L
hi everyone, this car has been in the shop for a couple days with very intermittent stalling condition. the car will stall without any warning at all and doesn't always happen in the same way sometimes a short buck or hesitation is felt before the car stalls, ... Trouble codes: 26 (quad driver module)
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L high idle VIN: 1G1FP31F3K
Vehicle came in with idle sticking high. Inspected the throttle body, took off all the cables, tbi seemed O.K. with engine off. After starting engine, throttle stuck high & won't return to close position! After stopping engine, I noticed the throttle plates cl...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T6M
having trouble with this one. Car was owned by the little old lady, with the usual short drives. not sure if the problem was there and for how long. customer has had the car for a couple year, and say it has been doing this since they got the car. Car will idl...
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2010 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L all shifts VIN: 2G1WA5EK0A
I replaced the transmission in this 2010 Impala because it was brought to the shop with loss of drive, found broken band and shavings in pan. A used unit was installed, tag said it was from a 2011 Impala. The vehicle now sets a p0961 within a few seconds of st...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L prndl and autostick VIN: 2C3HE66G3X
Ok guys here is a good head scratcher!. to start off this vehicle has a newer remand transmission with auto stick. when in park or neutral all lights on prndl are lit up. when in reverse or drive only that gear is indicated. when the gear selector is place in ...
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2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L Flywheel Noise VIN: 1D7HU18288
So i have one for ya. this truck is not at my shop it is at another shop that i do a lot of business but truck came in with a chipping noise tinging noise sounding just like a broken flywheel they remove trans and flywheel was not bad they put flywheel in and ...
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Erratic VIN: 1FAHP53U65
Hello members, Let me thank you in advance since this site only lets you update once. I have a 2005 Ford Taurus that came in with an erratic idle. Nothing major but the needle goes up and down at idle and you can hear the engine ever so slightly, it isn't sta...
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU03105
Car came back with another miss. It turned out to be another coil. Sent car out again and it came back with another miss. This time it turned out to be the pcm not firing one of the coils. It took 3 reman computers to get one that we could get the pcm and the ...
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2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Hybrid system VIN: 1FMCU96H46
This vehicle was in a few months ago for a dying problem and we replaced the aux. coolant pump. Monday the customer came is saying that after driving about 50 minutes on the highway he took the exit and the vehicle died. Electrical system was dead (no crank). ...
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2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56Y68
Hi everyone, thanks for your help in advance. I apologize in advance for this length of this request. This vehicle has been at other shops for the same problem for over one year. Being over 14,000 GVWR, it's not OBD2 compliant. It lacks the catalyst monitor se... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap Vapor Management System)
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2012 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Transmission VIN: 1FDAF5GY8C
We have a fleet of these vehicles and this is the 4th one that has done this. They will log a po751 shift solenoid and p2700. We have tried to replace the solenoid and internal harness on the other 3 and they would still have the same issue and when they log t...
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2014 Ford Mustang 3.7L Immobilizer / Alarm VIN: 1FATP8EM8F
Hi Guys, This is a 2015 Ford Mustang Base. Car is a rental and customer has lost both smart keys. The car has been armed with the alarm and the alarm remains active during key programming. We have tried with both Ford IDS and aftermarket key programmer and bot...
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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...
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2007 Jaguar XJR 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA73C87
I was able to access the computer using my Matco MaxGo and found the following codes; U1262 bus fault, B2477 control module config failure, U2023, U2520, U2522, U2523, U2516, U2521, U2518, U1900, U2515, U2524, U2519, U2516 (all data missing and CAN issues) I w... Trouble codes: P1797
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2011 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Tpms VIN: 5XYKTDA29B
We have a 2011 Kia Sorento with a TPMS light on. It belongs to the local GM dealership used car lot. They want it fixed before they sell it. We found no TPMS sensors in any of the wheels, so we installed new sensors and when trying to learn sensors to car, fou...
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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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1988 Nissan 300ZX 2 2 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1HZ16S8J
Have this 1988 Nissan 300 ZX and a couple of the hvac actuator solenoids above the gas pedal are clicking/ cycling. I am not familiar with this car or system and need some direction where this may be heading ,all the functions seem to be correct.
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28U74
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on, the repair information for the P codes says to diagnose The U codes first but there is no much diagnostic procedure for the U codes,Is there a common fix for this problem,the check engine light is ON, the ab... Trouble codes: U1001 (can communication), U1000 (can communication), P1706 (P/N Switch circuit signal not changing), P1574 (ASCD speed sensor ECU/ICC signal diff), P0462 (fuel level sensor)
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1BC13E08
This one is got me baffled, A/C switch works, compressor activates until the blower is activated, then compressor shuts down. tested reference voltage to blower, compressor and thermal switch. ok, replaced BCM, and head controller. Still have same problem,,, H...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G2NW52E24
Vehicle has severe hesitation and surging under load and worse at 35-45 MPH. No stored DTC'S. Test drive with Tech 2 installed and ST fuel trims are normal. Labscoped TPS,Substituted known good MAF. Installed test port in exhaust downpipe and drove and monitor...
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2011 Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L Power Mirrors VIN: 3D7UT2CL9B
This Ram has power mirrors that won't go up or down. The side to side works fine. When put in reverse, they will not self adjust as they should. I cant seem to find good info on Mitchell or Alldata. Diagram does not even show the switch just the door module an...
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1999 Subaru Forester S 2.5L Cuts out VIN: JF1SF655XX
Customer towed the car in start & run for 10 seconds then dies out, Customer installed rear universal O2 sensor & he did cut the wires & slice the harness , he said the car was running perfect before he cut the wires,I think he burned the computer, I check all...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K13
sorry for the delay. i havent heard back from the customer so im assuming the MIL hasnt come back on. im sure the after market cat is working on the borderline of specification. and my opinion [...] be that warming the engine back up got the fuel trim correct en... Trouble codes: P0420, P0128 (Coolant thermostat below reg temp).
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2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 2G1WU57M09
I had the transmission module replaced and still had the same issues. I was fairly confident there was an internal problem with the 3rd gear issue. Went ahead and replaced the trans. and that solved all issues. Thanks
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2010 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L starting VIN: 2C3CA6CT7A
reflashed tipm module and all is well problem has not occurred again and car has not returned thanks everyone for your help
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2001 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B4HS28ZX1
Third PCM ( supplied by customer - All were Cardone )programmed in VIN and vehicle now starts and runs. Also had replaced bad harness and connector at transmission. Thank you for all the replies
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L MIL Lamp on
Maybe I'm discovering a little precedent here or maybe I just got lucky. Luckily the owner of the car lot had not thrown the original pcm away. When I put it back in and programmed it by telling WIN to transfer VIN with proper PIN, the WIN relearned the origin...
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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Engine VIN: 3D7TT2CT2A
Tank you all for your help and support. As many of you have supposed, one push rod was not correctly engaged an was keeping the valve stuck. Now the engine runs. Here is the funny part of the story: I loose my job because i refused to finish the hole job in...
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew 3.6L diag VIN: 2D4RN1AG98
Hello This one goes to the dealer let them fixed.Thanks for your help.I steel don't know if tech authority close down witech pods?
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2011 Dodge Nitro Heat 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4PU4GXXB
Thanks to all for the ideas. After several days worth of disassembling to check timing marks(they were right on) and time checking cylinder leakage and using dial indicators to make sure rockers were off lobe, we added a .005 brass shim under the rocker stands... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire).
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1979 Ford Thunderbird 5.8L Cylinders VIN: F9G87H2619
WOW! 38 replies on this one. Most suggestions fell into a few different categories.The first one was carbueration and it was a valid point, this uses a 2 barrel carb with a dual plane intake manifold (two manifolds in one)so one barrel feeds 1,4, 5 and 8. As t...
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2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Information Display,Power Windows,Turn Signals VIN: 1FMEU2D85A
Well after rechecking wiring for all related systems we found a section of the harness to the P.C.M. on the right side under hood near air filter that had insulation rubbed off of two wires making intermittent contact - repaired resecured all ok , thanks to al...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JF1GD29672
Lot's of good replies, again, thanks to all who responded. I did have the vehicle here again this AM, intake was smoke tested again, moving hoses around, no leaks, TPS, MAF and MAP were tested with a lab scope. All ok, voltage drop tested between PCM and senso... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire).
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Charging VIN: JTDKB20U95
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED, AS SOME OF YOU MENTIONED, WE CHECKED FUEL AND ALSO FUSES, WE FOUND THAT THE MAIN FUSE WAS THE PROBLEM, REPLACED THE MAIN FUSE AND VEHICLE STARTS EVERYTIME. CUSTOMER HAPPY. THANKS
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