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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBFAFL0A
had additional lean codes and fuel pressure range codes previous p119a, p0506, p12a2. also excessive vacuum in crankcase and long term trim at +70. smoke test negative. replaced oil separator/breather on valve cover and that took care of crankcase vacuum and b... Trouble codes: P2177, P2279, P0299
1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cuts out
This BMW will not idle. You can start it and put your foot on the gas and hold it at 1500-2000 RPM. I put a smoke machine on the intake through the brake booster port and nothing came out. But smoke comes out of the oil cap if I take it off while smoke machine...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Starter VIN: WBAFB33571
Hello fellow techs, I have a issue with this BMW. Vehicle came in, noisy starter. Disconnected negative battery terminal, install a re-manufactured Bosch starter. Started up fine afterwards. Customer picked up, all was well. Customer called 2 hours later stati...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L abs module VIN: 1G6DP56755
Good morning thank you in advance for your help. This vehicle has a p0136 code and a p0137 code for the abs pressure switch. I ran the diagnostic test and I am suspecting the module. I do have my 5 volt reference voltage and the wiring ohms out to the module g...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, security light on VIN: 1GNDT13W0X
Hi guys, I have a vehicle that keeps blowing the TBC fuse. I checked the circuit from fuse box to BCM connector and haven't found a short. Just wondering if anyone has had this situation before, or know of any common failures. Thanks. Trouble codes: P1626, U1064
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1GNEK13Z74
Vehicle will not idle and is burning rich. Fuel fouling plugs. Low vacuum. O2 Readings maxing out. b1s1 755 b1s2 829 b2s1 291 b2s2 885 A/F 14.1 SFT B1 -16 SFT B2 -33 RPM 2358 MAF (gm/Sec) 25.13 MAF (Hz) 4618 MAP 15.3 @ 1152 RPM B1S1 699 B1S2 868 B2S1 794 B2S... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss Fire)
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L no 3rd gear VIN: 3GNEC16Z55
This one is a stumper both for me and the tech from identifix. I am working on a 2005 suburban with a 4l60e trans. It came in with no third gear. It will shift 1st to 2nd and stay in 2nd. The factory scanner shows it shifting to 3rd and 4th gear but it doesn't...
2007 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDS13E27
This vehicle was purchased "as is" by a good customer of ours as an investment. Originally, vehicle would not crank and no accessory power to windows and various other components. Traced that problem to BCM. Installed and programmed new BCM. Vehicle now starts... Trouble codes: P0449
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Coolant in the oil. VIN: 1GCEK19098
Our technician went to do an oil change on this vehicle and a small amount (less then 1/2 a cup) of coolant came out before the oil came out. We removed the valve covers and found no milky residue, everything appeared normal. The coolant was a little low. We a...
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...
2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L upper plenum VIN: 2B3KA43G77
Used car lot bought it and have me trying to diagnose noise. I'm fairly confident it is either the intake manifold short runner control solenoid or the intake runner valve itself. It's loudest at the solenoid/actuator end, but unplugging doesn't abate the nois...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L rear window motor VIN: 1FMEU15H4R
Hello, I want to replace the window motor on the rear of this bronco & it is stuck in the down position. My question is does anybody no of a tricks to getting the window out of the way to replace the motor? I've thought of drilling holes in the tail gate to ac...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP444X2
Cuts out when accellorating, no codes!!! tested egr system, fuel pressure (new filter) no vacumme leaks, pvc system ok, fuel regulater good, vacumme in normal range, tps no fault, maf no fault, iac no fault all seem to opperate within values. Also tested intak...
2004 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMCU93144
Several months ago we replaced the power steering pump on this vehicle. Everything was well for months then the customer complained of intermittent stall at idle. During a test drive I found that when idling at stop, the engine rpm would decrease a lot and eng...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Warning Lamp VIN: 1FBSS31L16
Intermittently while driving, the red brake light will come on on the instrument cluster. We have checked the e-brake switch, and the brake fluid level sensor. They are both ok. Sometimes there is an audible warning sound along with the red light. The customer...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31R78
This is a very intermittent issue. What is happening is when the customer is driving the engine fan will start to roar at max RPM and the transmission starts to shift funny. If he was to turn the truck off the truck would not restart until the u0073 code was c... Trouble codes: U0073
2009 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Fluid VIN: 1FMCU92759
Need help First came in with transmission leak. And speedometer not working and put in gear and would not move. Make a clunk in reverse. Replaced out put speed sensor and left front axel and seal. Test drove all is good, no leaks, shifts good, ect. Give back...
2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5L Sir VIN: 3FAHP0DC2A
Local body shop ask me to program a Restraint control module. Everything seems to be replaced correctly. Programed the RCM with as built data, light illumintes with a U3000-4A-8B incorrect component installed. Repair data states incorrect ABS or PCM could caus...
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FAHP3K27C
Coolant leak coming from what appears to be one of the center hold down bolts for the timing cover. We cannot figure out exactly where or why this would be leaking coolant from the timing cover. As far as we know, the cover is only sealing in engine oil not co...
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)
2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L compressor VIN: 1HGFA16868
Group, I received this car after another shop had replace compressor and drier. A/c would work and then ot come back on unless car had sat awhile. I checked and a/c stayed cold for me but advised customer sounded like possibly a expansion valve problem. He sta...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM82W53
Vehicle always starts cold. After warmed up will not turn over for about 10-15 minutes. Starter has been replaced. Starter relay has been replaced as has the relay for the PCM. When the vehicle doesn't start The PCM relay isn't clicking and therefore the groun...
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...
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L clutch will not release VIN: JTDAT1239Y
Customer just purchased this car. Brought it in because it was shifting rough and slight grind into reverse. Verified concerns. Found very little clutch pedal stroke and clutch grabs as soon as pedal is released . Needs clutch. R+r clutch kit now clutch will n...
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...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.0L A/C Compressor VIN: 3VW1K7AJ0C
Hello everyone! I ve got this 12 Jetta with A/C inoperative. Following Trouble Code Stores in HVAC Module: 00819-"High Pressure Sensor-G65 Open Circuit/Short with Ground" Initially i checked fuses and noticed one fuse#13 in Left Side of Dash Fuse Box blown. C...

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2005 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML44E95
Replacing the valve corrected the fuel trim. While I knew unmetered/unfiltered air should not have been entering there, I did not know what it was as my Alldata still doesn't list it under emissions and Audi parts told me it was part of the throttle body asse... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean).
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Stall VIN: 1C3EJ56H7S
Thanks for the help guys. I replaced the computer and so far have put fifty miles along with 3 hours of idle time in shop with no occurances. Thanks for everything. Trouble codes: 13 (no change in map from start to run).
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RDGBG2D
well after an exhausting week , we pulled cam sensors and found the pintail in center of sensor was sticky , so we replace both in the head and flushed oil , we found cams out of sync and reset them and they seem to be staying but code came back so we re... Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FBSS31L42
I installed a new aftermarket vacuum tank under the dash on the passenger side. I ran my own vacuum line with a check valve. Thanks for the idea Joe from Texas. The blend door for the rear air was losing vacuum and causing heat to come out of the floor had to ...
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L fuel gauge, radio VIN: 1FMZU63K65
Ok so the Long Ranger never showed up (I thought that was applicable and funny). BUTTTT the gremlins did. So with the short present I told my self the best way to narrow down which route to take on the short was to start unplugging connectors at fuse block bec...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L spark plugs VIN: 1FTSW20565
Well did have to remove drivers side cylinder head and ordered the 5.4 3 valve kit from time sert and was able to die grind out threaded part of the sprak plug body and ream hole with tool and cut new threads in head and install insert according to the instruc...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES26701
Customer brought in a used computer and installed it, all of the symptoms went away just need to get the security system reflashed thanks for all the reply's.
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L No Start VIN: 2HGES26754
Well those who said check the basics were correct. It was just bad spark plugs. The only one that even appeared slightly fouled was the cylinder I pulled the coil and used a spark tester on. So that didn't seem unusual, considering it was cranked with no spark... Trouble codes: P0118.
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L heat cold VIN: 1J4GK48K22
thanks for all the help everyone.did replace heater core with new oe unit and all is good.again thanks for all the replies.David [...] Powertrain Automotive II
2009 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1J4FF47B29
Hi all,well this truck is fixed! and boy do I feel like a dope. After looking at scan data, I noticed system voltage was way below spec, replaced battery and everything went back to normal. Live and learn- always check basics! Steve [...]
2013 Lexus GX460 Premium 4.6L airbag light VIN: JTJBM7FX9D
Group, After the 4 replies I received and after talking with Lexus the truck went to the dealer. It needed a main airbag module. We don't reprogram those here. Thanks for all the replies. Basically if it is in a wreck replace the module!
2012 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Steering VIN: 1N4AA5AP9C
thanks to all who replied...i changed the pump and everything is fine. i used dextron synthetic transmission oil. honestly nissan 44000 miles and the pump failed!!
1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BG22K3V
I believe that the blend door linkage is worn causing the problem. Customer decided not to due any repairs at this time. Thank you all for your help.
2013 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4T4BF1FK2D
Sorry about the delay all. I was trying to wait til the car went through the dealers procedure although given the replies and the bulletin it will most certainly repair it. If something comes out different or troublesome I will add to this post. Thank you all ...
2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L evap VIN: 3VWFP7AT9D
Well sorry for the delay.The LDP did fix our MIL on this one. But it is amazing how poor VW takes care of the customers. This car only had 41k on it and there was no goodwill from them,and apparently these are common failures. I want thank those who did offer ...
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