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2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F38
Customer dropped off vehicle with MIL complaint only. He purchased vehicle in recent weeks from car lot. He didn't feel any performance concerns. I noticed at random start up after cold soak feels pretty ragged for brief moment then clears up. Modis gave me no... Trouble codes: 00774 (cylinder 6 misfire), 00773 (cylinder 5 misfire), 00768 (random misfire)
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K71
Hi, after installing new intake plenum the mil light came on with code p0135 a few days later. We tested sensor and it looked good. We cleaned the ground connector at the bell housing and gave back the car. The code returned within a few days. We rechecked the... Trouble codes: P0135
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2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1GEEH96Y67
this caddy limo came in with service suspension and tire monitor,,,customer isnt concerned with tire monitor but is with suspension...scanned and it has code co711 level control air pressure sensor circuit malfunction...alldata sez to clear code ,turn car on,e...
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2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S77
Know timing chain may be issue but looking for input on cam RPM PID not reading correctly before 17 hour timing chain job. Thanks in advance for any help. Trouble codes: P0017 (Crank/cam correlation)
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EL46X25
The car came in with po 172 rich i have changed both o2 sensors map sensor coolant sensor.i have never seen one do like this car.when you turn the switch on the o2 sensor starts at o.then it starts rising till both gets to 1.2 volts.plus i have changes t stat ...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L No Start
truck came in crank no start and check engine lite on concern. diag no communication from pcm/ecu. test circuit and even test same pcm on known good truck. still failed. test circuit good. customer supplied own cheaper pcm and had to reflash skim code error. v... Trouble codes: P2146, P2149
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2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L Parking Lights VIN: 1FDAW56P13
Truck came in with a short in #17 fuse circuit. I pulled the light switch and it came out in pieces so I replaced it. Still blows #17 (Exterior Lights). Disconnected the two plugs to the tail lights and bed lights still blows the fuse when I switch on the park...
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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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2006 Ford LCF C550 4.5L No Start VIN: 3FRML55Z16
Truck has no crank battery has full voltage jump the starter it will crank but no start my problem is i have no service manual and wiring schemtic to diag the problem.please can any one has pcm and ficm wiring diagram?
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDXE45SX6
Ok here goes i have a bus that sets a code po191 sometimes had my scanner hooked up its says disired fuel pressure is 64.5 but sometime its right there and then it will be 9 psi then it goes back up i changed out the fuel pump relay and the fuel pump assy my q... Trouble codes: P0191
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2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.4L battery VIN: 1FTSW2BR5A
This truck as been draining the batteries in a day and a half or two days for the last six or so months. I have narrowed the draw down to the climate control head and the instrument cluster. I pulled fuses and swapped my low amp probe back and forth to see if ...
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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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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 SLE 6.0L parking brake lamp VIN: 1GTGK29U54
parking brake light on (dim). lights up fully when parking brake is set. tested power at switch - ground at switch - ok...
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2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMGD37627
Howdy- This Honda has an issue with high 02S2 voltage. Voltage will reach 1v and sets MIL P02271- 02S2 rich limit. Sensor replaced with overheated cat and damaged coils. (OEM cat and aftermarket NOK sensor) O2 sensor relearn procedure following repair. * Com... Trouble codes: P2271 (O2S2 rich limit)
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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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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH33445
car sat for multiple years replaced both upstream and downstream o2 sensors and leak detection pump for faults still getting codes and intermittent short term fuel trims high. Trouble codes: P2096, P1475
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2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D52
start when cold 10 min later will stall will start right back up run for a min or 2 stall again over and over lab scope for coil injector crank and can sensors will all lenghten at stall but no drop outs any help appreciated thank you Dennis
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2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L 4x4 ECU VIN: JTEBU11F27
Found code C1258 in Skid Control ECU. Followed flow chart, Tested and on step 5 found a bad 4x4 switch on transfer case. Replaced 4x4 switch and code came back. Went back to flow chart for testing. on step 2 it says Skid ECU pin27 voltage to be 8-14v in 2x4...
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2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L hybrid drive VIN: 4T1BB46K47
We have replaced the Hybrid drive battery 3 times in this vehicle with Dorman remanufactured. The first one was replaced in 7/2014 and within a month it was setting P0A80 codes. Dorman warrantied the battery in 8/2014 and the replacement lasted until 4/2015 (8...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Low Oil Pressure VIN: WAUAC48H54
Thanks to everyone who replied, we decided to go ahead and put a oil pressure switch from the dealer, installed it and test drove for several miles and oil pressure light did not come back on.
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2008 Audi S6 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDN74F98
TRY TO DO THE ENGINE FLUSH.I DID NOT THINK IT WAS GOING TO CHANGE ANYTHING WE TRIED ANYWAY. CAN HEAR THE CHAIN NOISE FROM THE BACK OF THE ENGINE.CAR LOT DOES NOT WANT TO PUT $4000 INTO IT. Trouble codes: P0014 (B1 cam position timing over advanced or system performance), P000D.
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1987 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY218XH
The customer never returned for repair, I wish they would have i was hoping to come up with a answer on this one. looking at the old help requests this seems to be a problem that has stumped several people. Trouble codes: 33 (maf sensor).
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1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.0L high idle VIN: 1G1FP31F3K
After second call to Summit (this time to return the throttle body), customer rep. told me he sees this problem all the time! He informed me that the new unit bushings will tighten up after the engine has hot (which it certainly did). I was informed to spra...
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1991 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1WN54T6M
After finding in the archives on how to ohm check the injectors, I found resistance incorrect. two injectors were faulty. replaced them, did the idle relearn, and all is good.Thanks for all who spent the time to reply, and thanks for IATN.
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1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L 1-2 2-3 OD Shift VIN: 1GBEC19R6W
Thanks to all who took the Time to respond almost every one was on the money on this one the vehicle was in 4WD Low caused by a defective TCCM Transfer case control module replaced it all is well Thanks Again Manny...
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3C4FY78G63
I have not found the cause of the problem yet. The customer took car and is bringing it back at a later date for me to try to diagnose. I have checked evrything that you guys have told me to. The main thing i have to go on is my vacuum is low at idle. Its arou... Trouble codes: P0106.
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2006 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L Steering VIN: 23CKA53G36
This one is fixed, thanks to all who have taken the time too help out. after replacing the tension rods, inner tie rods & lower control arm bushings that were bad, not too mention struts and shocks & not fixing it. We did check the wheels for fitment and they ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L drivers window VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP! THERE WAS WATER INTRUSION IN THE GEM MODULE AND FUSE BLOCK DUE TO A LEAKY WINDSHIELD. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYONES INPUT!
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZF1720W
The vehicle is fixed but do not know exactly what the cause was. I dropped exhaust at both manifolds with same rich and lean conditions, pulled intake with no signs of leaking gaskets, swapped injectors from bank to bank, replacd fuel regulator due to difficul... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank2 system lean).
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L speedometer VIN: 1FMNU43S31
Checked over wiring and found bad connection at fuse #2 in fuse panel in cab. The fuse feeds instrument cluster. had no power to fuse #2. Removed fuse and reinstalled and had power to fuse. Problem is inside fuse panel and needs to be repaired. Thanks to every...
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2009 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L Check Engine Light
Tim from Wisconsin nailed it. Started checking for blown fuses and found the 10 amp sensor fuse blown. This fuse is what supplies voltage to the IAC and several other solenoids. I was using my voltmeter checking each fuse and found 12 volts on one side of the ...
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2005 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L Overdrive VIN: JA4LZ31F55
I didn't figure this car out and sent it to a transmission shop for repairs. I did receive numerous responses but couldn't come up with a fix. iATN still rocks!
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3N1BC13E08
Ok guys, i decided to re-flash the BCM. This year model has two different program options determined by what type of transmission in it. CV 6 speed or conventional 4 speed. The car has the 4 speed and for A/C system you must choose witch option and run a A/C A...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCM31Y94
Well this was a good lesson in going back to basics and getting the whole story from the customer. I found out that this vehicle had been to another "repair shop", which I think was under a shade tree in someone's backyard. Seems said shop installed a fuel pu...
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L aoc coupling VIN: YV1CZ59255
well I am calling it fixed. thanks for all the help but anders got me to the right info. he was not 100% sure of the fix because all his fixes was for 04 and down and 05 is different. but he suggested calling Xemodex for tech help to know what to send in for r...
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