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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L no problem VIN: WAUKH74F07
hi not sure if it is a problem with this audi. Came in for a battery replacement charging system is good but when I did a draw test there was a draw that would start at 1 amp and drop to .2 of an amp switching back and forth continuously. Performed Audi test p...
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I've been having some trouble figuring out this Bmw, I can only pull transmission codes in EOBD mode on my Auetel maxidas and I can not clear codes in either bmw or eobd it just comes up no communication, I've try'd using both the obd-2 and 20-pin bmw conn... Trouble codes: P1747, P1770, P1765, P1748, P1750, P1749
2007 BMW M6 5.0L Electronic VIN: WBSEK93507
Hello BMW Techs, We have a winner, vehicle was towed in stuck in gear, we used the Auto Logic scanner to get the vehicle back in neutral. We put the car in gear and tried to move the car and it got stuck in gear again. With the Auto Logic we got the car back o...
2013 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L engine VIN: WBAFU7C59D
Hello This car has had an engine tick in the upper area around the camshaft or lifters. We have tried to service the engine several times, using syn. motor only and a mann filters. This car has already had both rear wheel bearings replaced, This car has a salv...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T71
My problem is that the transfer case wont dis engauage the front drive shaft although the button on the dash says 2 wheel high
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16K23
Just got this truck towed in w/no start. I get fuel pressure but no communication w/scanner . Checked all underhood fuses and they are all good. I do not know about fuel injector pulse or spark ? I Wish I had more info , data , etc...but I don't . What I k...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L No Start VIN: WD0PD74466
After troubleshooting this dtc of p2356, my refrence material suggests replacement of the ecm. I found that, after this code generates the only way to get it to start is by letting the vehicle sit for several hours or disconnecting the negative battery termina... Trouble codes: P2356 (Control unit a94 is defective), P2521 (Start attempt without start actuation unknown fault type 1), P1926 (Can communication is faulty)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Dash Lights VIN: 1FTRW08L71
This truck came in with battery drain problem. The far left potion of the dash, ( oil/ temp light, check engine light, digital odometer light ) stays on dim with no key in ignition..All fuses are good. Customer has replaced Alternator, Ignition switch, battery...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P83
First 6.0 high pressure pump we have changed at school. on the original diagnosis we had hard start and one cylinder not contributing. On diagnosis we were slow to build high pressure oil. In tearing apart we found a pin burnt off at the FICM which was to the ...
2007 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H77
Hello hope everyone is doing well and thanks in advance for your help. This vehicle has come to me with three camshaft codes which ford has a TSB regarding AC voltage from alternator interfering with these signals. I verified good camshaft sensors. I checked c... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Bank 1 or single sensor), P0344 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Intermittent Bank 1 or single sensor), P0345 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Bank 2)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW04V39
20 amp fuse in underhood box blows when ever it feels like it sets codes p0010 p0020 po120 po135 po141 po155 po161 po443 seems like an o2 issue causing problem? Replace the fuse might go for 1 week or 1 hour any suggestions as to which way to go?
1985 GMC Caballero Amarillo 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 3GTCW80HXF
we went through the whole powertrain of the vehical to get it on the road, Replaced the ECM cause the old one wasn't working, Customer took it and with in a short time it dieing at idle, What were running across is a code 51, PROM. my parts supplier cant get o... Trouble codes: 51 (prom)
1988 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GTDK14K7J
I have got a 1988 chevy in here with what I thought would be a simple no start. Found fuel pulse and no spark. Pulled distributor cap and found rust and green corrosion everywhere, so put in a distributor. Now have spark but can not get vehicle to run. It back...
1997 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L engine tapping VIN: 2GTEK19R9V
engine previously had 3 spun rod bearings and 1 main bearing, I overhauled engine personally, had block main bearing bores resized and align honed, cyls had no wear so nothing done there except for ball hone, connecting rods resized, engine kit was used from M...
2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S05
Vehicle came in stalling intermittently when coming to a stop. Code P0017 present. Monitored cam desired and actual degree data while engine began running rough and was about to stall; found cam desired would be 0 when coming to a stop, but cam actual begins ... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP to exhaust CMP correlation B1)
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Stalls, NO power VIN: JT8VF11E2R
Hello there and thanks to the Lexus/Toyota guys and gals for the help. I have this 94 LS400 in here that intermittently throws the light on and it then has no power. At first I could not duplicate any of this and I found no trouble codes stored, the light ju...
1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA33G3W
Ok, Benz masters I got a weird one... Got this inline [...] engine with a P0341 code... But here is the history- we changed out this engine about a year ago and noticed that the wiring harness that came with the USED engine was slightly different with some...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L engine VIN: WDBNG78J72
hello everyone. i got this s600 that runs perfect with one exception. on the freeway going up long grades it will blow copious amount of blue smoke from the exhaust. this is my bosses car. he bought it with a bad engine. we rebuilt the engine. when he drives i...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G2WS52274
Has a misfire on 1 3 5 at 1900 rpm plugs wires replaced des idle of 720 on scanner actual 1100 smoked and found no vacuum leaks o2 sensor on bank 2 does no switch as it should stays around 794 to 854 any thoughts
2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: YS3EB49E33
Hello guy's and girls, I have a saab 9-5 turbo. I put a fuel pump in it about 4 months ago for a no start condition, a month later he brought vehical back for almost stall and I found boot going into throttle body popped off, re fastened and cleared code all w...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX85C96
looking for help...car came in with all cyl on bank 1 misfiring...cleaned all solenoids and only cyl 1 came back..i have battery voltage on both pink and and yellow wires that go to injector, went to computer and found voltgage where needed..anyone else come a... Trouble codes: P0301
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBT1231Y
engine stalling intermitantly no problems leading into stall whenever it wants hot or cold does not matter ran lab scope on igl wire 5volts good never can get vehicle to act up while we are testing it Trouble codes: P1300, P1725
2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Chain tensioner VIN: 3VWSE69M94
I need to remove the timing chain tensioner for the VVT and would like to know if it's possible to do so without removing the intake cam.
2010 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Water Pump VIN: WVWMN7AN8A
the car came to us with the top of the water pump busted out and leaking. this appears to be a common problem on the internet. we installed a new pump and had it blow the sensor out of the housing next to the spot it burst before. coolant temperature and flow ...
2004 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS68204
We have installed numerous timing belts on Volvo products through the years with no problems. That said, we finally had cam seals leaking, which involved R&R of the VVT cam gears. Timing belt, tensioner, water pump, etc. were also replaced. We did use the appr... Trouble codes: 644A

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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Electronic
Thanks for all the help and useful info. I did charge the system, and I evacuated the system and it only had a few ounces in it. I recharged the system and all is ok now, I guess my machine was off.
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP52LXS
I would like to thank everyone who responded to my request for help, it is much appreciated. We checked for the cam magnet it was in place and we checked for chain slop as Steven [...] suggested and it was ok. The only thing we were not able to do was scope th... Trouble codes: P0341.
2003 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No communication VIN: 1GCGG25V03
Thanks to all who took the time to read this post and offer help. Happy to report that this vehicle is fixed, but his RADIO may not work anymore! Yes, it was the radio tapped into a yellow connector behind the radio console, which was entirely removed to fit t...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start, no pulse VIN: 1G1ND52JX3
Time to blow the dust off my dunce cap (probably not that dusty, may be giving myself too much credit). Have never previously seen a passlock issue without any bcm codes. Needless to say, I have now. Thanks for all responses. Trouble codes: P1189 (oil pressure switch circuit).
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Battery VIN: 1B7MF3360X
Well I have told him to put a battery tender on it, we'll see if he does. I guess I did leave out some info such as it had no drain when I checked it but a week later it would be dead, he would open the door to see if dome lamps would come on to check to see i...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Throttle Body Cont. VIN: 1B3HB48BX7
Good morning. This vehicle is fixed and it ended up being the throttle body. After replacing it initially, it was still having trouble sending the code P2119, but I was given the idea of disconnecting the PCM connectors and that seems to have solved it. A s... Trouble codes: P2110 (p2112-), P2112 (p2118-), P2118 (p2119-), P2119.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L4Y
Installed new insert and has not been back for this problem. Trouble codes: P0301.
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56Y68
First of all, thanks to everyone that posted replies. I wish I had the modules for both vehicles, but due to our parts ordering system, I don't know when I'll get the ECM's for both vehicles. I'll either reopen this or open another posting with reference to t... Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap Vapor Management System).
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKYF186X4
Thank u guys the car had a gps on it the tap into the starter wire so I take it off solder the wire code clear never return thank u guy again
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L transmission VIN: 4JGCB56E28
hi,guys,sorry for the late response time. customer just had car towed after all this time. Not many people willing to repair this vehicle. Fluid was full and very burned smelling,at this point I recommended Mercedes trans and valve body replacement. All I can ...
2007 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L vibration VIN: 4A3AB36F37
You all nailed it. Watched the video. Tried to insert an 8mm bolt and it wouldnt go in the balance shaft. Moved the balance shaft 180 degrees. The bolt went in and it ran smooth as glass. It was not a real bad vibration but smoothed out for sure. A big thanks ...
1994 Toyota T100 SR5 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JT4VD20A6R
Many thanks to all for your words of experience. Bottom line: All remans are a little shaky, best to pay a little more for their best warranty. Thanks again, Steve
2000 Toyota Echo 1.5L clutch will not release VIN: JTDAT1239Y
Echo is fixed! thanks to everyone, I received a lot of good comments. Had flywheel machined. Now it will shift into gear but is still not right still grinds badly.i lengthened the push rod at the clutch pedal, clutch worked perfectly. Test drove, grinding into...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Vibrates VIN: WVWMD63B74
Hello and thanks to everyone that replied. This one was a junked out dual mass flywheel. We installed a clutch kit that eliminated the dual mass and it worked like a charm. Thanks, ROn
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