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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Electronic VIN: WAUML64B12
We just replace the auxiliary fan due to it being noisy. The car returned a week later with the A/C system not working. There is enough pressure in the system, but the compressor does not turn on, nor the aux or condenser fans. The car does not overheat. When ...
2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L door locks / dome light VIN: WA1YD64B14
We have a strange electrical issue with this 2004 Allroad. customer complaint is when driving the dome light intermittently comes on at low speeds. Seems like when the auto door locks activate the dome light illuminates. the one code that keeps reappearing is ...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5333X
Vehicle came in with multiple misfire codes & rough idle when cold. Customer changed MAF & both intake snorkels. It also had multiple 02 codes & various sensor codes from customer tinkering around. I cleared all codes, smoked it & found CCV/oil separtor leakin... Trouble codes: P1188, P1189
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53431
Customer complaints that car Hesitate and misfire we found code p1353 misfire cylinder 6 with fuel cut-off..So we smoke test.replace spark plugs ignition coil crankcase valve and #6 injector.Test drive and the same code keep coming back.Need some help PLZ.. Trouble codes: P1353
2003 BMW 530i 3.0L main relay VIN: WBADT63463
We installed used engine would not start.[we drove it in shop]. We found 30 amp fuse underhood for the main relay was blown ,replaced it ,car started and ran great for 4 days. I had to have it towed in this morning with same fuse blown. I can't find a wiring d...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Brakes VIN: 1GCJK33122
Very intermittently the brakes will not release while driving. Customer states the pedal is solid as a rock when the problem occurs. I have not been able to duplicate the problem. Any Ideas?
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
I Have intermittent p2135 and p0120. I have checked wiring going from tac module to throttle body with test light and dvom no high resistance. It is never current when I have vehicle. Tp sensor 1 and 2 always agree. I have replaced tac module, throttle body an... Trouble codes: P2135, P0120
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCCS14X93
i have a s10 that have the rear brakes that lock up. changed shoes,made sure there on right. if u adjust them heavy it will not lock up.any ideas? i cant figure why they lock up. has ebcm code in it but changed abs pump no change
2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36M43
thanks in advance for any insight..this vehicles symptoms varies from a stall at idle and cruse speeds to a low power at wot briefly and popping through intake it seems like. ses is on after stalling event happens and it always starts right up after stall..i h... Trouble codes: P0344, P0340
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3C4FY48B94
This vehicle first came in with a CEL, running rough and P0302- cyl 2 misfire. I replaced plugs, wires and coil. Cleared codes and test drove. Vehicle was running good when it left and had no codes. 2 days later it came back with misfires and the bottom of the... Trouble codes: P2305 (ignition coil 2 secondary circuit/ insufficient ionization)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1D7HA18D54
I need help, i put a long block in this truck a couple of months ago, all was going well, but no it has a hesitation on accel, i.e. Getting on the freeway, taking off from a light, mod to hard accel, when watching the missfire counters it is only on the #1 cyl...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HA16267
Hello to everyone today. I got one that I am not sure that anyone else has seen. It has left me wondering. I have truck that came in 2 years ago and the complaint was when they would stop for a light or stop sign the vehicle would lunge forward with foot on t...
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L steering column VIN: 1FMYU03125
there is a clunk noise that appears to be coming from the upper steering column, tilt knuckle/clock spring area. the truck has to be moving to duplicate the noise. can feel a clunk in the column, under the trim covers, when the the wheel is turned. the noise d...
2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L No Start
Vehicle was towed in stalled while driving ,no start will not crank. Found #9 maxi fuse blown ,checked power distribution diagrams and pulled all relays pcm and iac plugs no longer blew fuse.once power hold relay was reinstalled fuse blew . Tried disconnecting...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cylinder 8 VIN: 1FTWW33P96
I just finished replacing the EGR and Oil cooler. Everything seemed fine for about 10 miles. Then an intermittent misfire started. Power Balance test showed cylinder 8 misfire was intermittent. Soon the misfire became consistent. I suspected bad fuel injector....
2008 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Will Not Come Out Of High Gear VIN: 2FMDK38C78
Ran across an issue have not seen before, I am thinking an electrical issue because of the different circuits that are involved. This has happened several times while driving interstate speeds and when you go to stop it will not come out of high gear, also the...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Smell VIN: 1FTWW33R58
Truck came in after going to Ford dealer. The concern with the truck is a metallic smell that smells sickly. Ford stated the problem is a exhaust leak between turbos. The customers states that the Cleaning Exhaust Filter message come on often and Reduced Engin...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1HGCG22562
After car comes to operating temp, vehicle will not restart if you let it sit for 5 or so minutes. Looses spark and injector pulse but still has fuel pressure. Green light on dash for antitheft comes on for 2 seconds and goes out. I disconnected the crank sens...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No Start VIN: KM8SC83D61
This vehicle was towed to me for a no-start condition . There is no MIL lamp and the starter will not function . I have checked for a remote starter problem and it does not have one . With the relay cover off I can manually work the relay and cause the starter...
2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L door locks, power windows VIN: KNALD12415
Vehicle came in with complaint that power windows not working, door locks not working, dome light not working Found fuse block corroded and blown fuse for LAN, replaced fuse box due to corrosion and missing covers. Now locks work only with key on, windows will...
2007 Lexus IS250 2.5L No Start VIN: JTHBK26247
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2007 IS250 in that cranks but will not start. It is clearly a no fuel problem because it will fire off with some brake clean. We have a code P1235 stored, indicating a short or open in the high pr...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80D34
installed rebuilt engine in car upon customer request due to oil consumption. got running and was running well with new engine then went to turn heater on and all warning lights on instrument cluster light up. tried scanning with solus ultra and no communicati... Trouble codes: U0073
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Fuel gauge VIN: 1N4AL11E86
Hi,my problem is that the fuel gage is not go ing down. more than half but the resistance is perfect on the gage empty is 82 ohm in spec. The voltage on the wire from the cluster is 10 volt if i make work with my resistor box it work perfecly but i have to get...
2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L drivetrain VIN: WP0JB09366
Ok this is a long post ,, this pristine 911 turbo was brought in for a seized engine after being rebuilt 10,000 miles ago when the engine was opened up there was evidence of too much rtv to seal the 2 case halves it was apparent rtv went into the oil sy...
2008 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63618
hello, this suby came in 2 months ago with the p1718 trans CAN code and I found a blown fuse for the back up lights. I replaced the fuse and everything was ok again for 3 or so test drives and it blew again. tested all related circuits from and to ECM, TCM, AB... Trouble codes: P0691, P1718
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAJ71K96
Need help from volkwagen technicians ,after replacing the belowmentioned parts and also replacing intake manifold w/ flapper motor. Vehicle keeps bring check engine light back w/ code p2014 intake manifold runner position sensor switch circuit bank 1..i also t...

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2008 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Stall VIN: WAUZZZ8T78
Thanks to all that responded but an aftermarket computer was not available. Had to buy from Audi ($3000)
2003 BMW X5 4.6is 4.6L transmission VIN: 5UXFB93503
Judging from the few replies received and input from a reputable trans rebuilder, the prognosis for this trans is not good- likely an internal problem given the gear monitoring code and the condition of the original fluid. Also just learned from the driver tha...
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L stabilatrac VIN: 5GAEV23798
The replies,I believe, were right on. I tried to solve the transmission code but it was so intermittent that I was having a hard time solving it. The customer needed his car back so I was not able to finish.
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L Obd2 VIN: 2B7JB21Z02
Thanks for the input guys. We checked all wiring and it was good. I took the van to my friend a Dodge dealer and he had a test PCM. That one would communicate in OBD2 mode. I still don't know why the new computer would not but we got him through his testing wi...
2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Not start after running or hot VIN: 2B3KK53H77
First thanks for all the help from everybody. Second I checked every ground I could find using alldata as a reference. all checked fine. ended up jumpering some extra 4gauge amp wire from the engine block to a ground on frame. Starter up fine after that no mor...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Repeated ECM failure VIN: 1FTSW21P16
The truck was released back to the customer. We may never know why the OS was wiped on the second computer? I tend to believe it is due to programming attempts by the customer? Time should tell the tale? Thanks to all that chimed in.
2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Transmission Range Sensor VIN: 1FMCU9DG6B
Determined to rule out the PCM as the root cause of the fault, I wired the Transmission Range Sensor directly to the PCM connector. The TRS PIDs read correctly with the IDS, proper gear position was indicated, and the DTCs did not reset. Therefore, the problem...
2013 Ford Focus S 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I tried several things that other IATN members sent me...but nothing worked on this car...I removed the ecm and inspected all the pins and applied die electric to connections...that was no help. Several of you suspected it may be ONLY a OEM ford scan tool that...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L bad throttle respons VIN: 5FNYF28436
Customer has had vehicle without contacting our shop until now. We thought we would still have to address the CEL p2647 but the CEL had gone out for the customer and the throttle was responsive, the customer thought all was ok and didn't need to call us. So th... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305.
2007 Hyundai tucson 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall
Hi guys,thanks for the replies . This vehicle appears to be fixed. Had checked fuel pressure and check for air. Remove and sent injectors for test and clean. They said they found nothing wrong with them but since refitting the problem has not reappeared. So al...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L expansion tank VIN: SALAE25496
we collectively think this lr3 needs a new radiator since there is 15-20 degree difference on certain spots on it. customer wants his truck back and has no more money to throw at it so off it goes. thanks for all the help.
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L brake fluid replacement VIN: JTJZK1BA4A
Thank you for the input. We changed the brake system fluid successfully by the 2 person method of pumping the brake pedal and open/close bleeder screws individually at each wheel. A word of caution though, it would be very easy to introduce air into the system...
2005 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52K65
new crank sensor , 3 new coils ,new gm module , new wires and plugs
2007 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Air Bag VIN: 5GZER13757
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lighting VIN: WVWVD63B12
Good Morning to all Soory for the delay in replying with the fix had to stop and go to the NAPA trade show in vegas.The problem was the comfort module under the drivers side carpet was in water dripping wet and corroded.Replaced module ,dried the carpet cl...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTL71K79
Well customer left with vehicle and we will see what his next move is. Number one my solus does not have the access needed to properly diag this vw. The rossi unit actually is fairly reasonable but not something I would invest in at this point. The egp sensor ... Trouble codes: P047A, P0401.
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