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2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L Brake light message VIN: WAUKH28D5Y
Hello all warriors! Hoping someone may shed light on this mystery. The condition is the brake light message comes on and stays on anytime the engine is running and in gear. First I changed all rear lighting; license, brake, reverse, turn, center brake lamps, a...
2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDG74F45
Hi every body, and thanks in advance for your time and inputs. I have this 05 Audi that come from used car lot, customer replaced the battery and connected reversed, after that ignition key stacks on ignition switch, nothing works when the key is turned on or ...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L adaptive air suspension VIN: WA1EV94L17
came in with the light on intermittently after a few minutes of driving. codes present 01577 -turn off due to over temp. 001 upper limit exceeded, 01400 suspension level control 001 upper limit exceeded. 02250 function deactivation; valve duty cycle 001 ...
2004 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L Airbag Light VIN: 4USBT53514
OK, BMW techs, I need your help with this one. I'm getting code 93E5 (or 9E35, I can't remember exactly). But its for the passenger air bag deactivation light (Ford calls it the "jewel", not sure what BMW calls it). I saw that the switch on the passenger side ...
2006 BMW 650i 4.8L angle sensor VIN: WBAEK13456
Hey all BMW tech's,I am looking for some info.We need to replace the steering angle sensor on this hot rod.The service info states it has to be coded.What scan tool besides a O.E. tool can code this sensor? will autoingenuity do it? Just looking for info.Thank...
2009 BMW X5 xDrive48i 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFE83509
Got a 2007 4.8l E70 here with code 2EF4 which is for the map thermostat. All the components seem to be working fine, but the readings is indicating the thermostat not opening at operating temp. When i manually activate the Tstat through our scanner, it ope... Trouble codes: 2EF4
2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Service Stability System Message VIN: 1G6KY54913
Thanks in advance for any help. We have installed a standard set of air shocks and have been trying to get the service stability system error message to turn off. We have installed 10 ohm / 1 watt resistors in the shock connectors and have disabled the air pum...
2005 Cadillac CTS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DM56T85
Hi all, this one has me a bit turned around. This car came in back in october for a P0449 Vent control circuit code. I unplugged the vent valve and hooked up a snap on solus ultra and commanded the vent valve open and closed. The test light hooked up to the ha... Trouble codes: P0499 (Evap Vent control circuit high voltage)
2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13T31
vehicle came in with a p0332 rear knock sensor signal code, found tsb to seal knock sensor area due to water intrusion, when itake was removed the rear knock sensor was very corroded. Replaced both knock sensors and verified continuity on harness. We put in th... Trouble codes: P0332, P0327
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L comp. VIN: 2GCEC19W61
I drained the oil from the accumulator today by drilling a hole in the bottom, and the oil looks like jello floating on top. Do any of you know what looks like jello in the oil. I'm not ready to give details yet on what type of parts, flush, or oil were used s...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNEC13V65
As stated in the repair history. We replaced the ignition switch. I set up my fluke to capture the wave form on the ignition, and the fuel injectors. Was really looking to see if either one of them would fall out before, or as it would die. I didn't lose eithe...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LT 5.3L Engine Valve Lifter VIN: 3GNEK12387
2007 Avalanche 5.3 - Vehicle was dropped off with a misfire on cylinder 4. Performed a compression test and had no compression in the cylinder. I removed the valve cover and noticed the #4 rocker arm (Cylinder 4, intake valve) was not operating. Removed the c...
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Unknown
Anyone knows where the splice for high speed gm lan is located? 09 Tahoe 5.3 vin0 I'm diagnosing CAN issues. Thank you.
1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Power Door Locks VIN: 1C4GP54L9W
Got an interesting one here guys. This T&C comes in with the door locks intermittently locking themselves. Factory power locks and factory remote keyless entry(RKE) Has been happening pretty consistently in the shop. Found that the lock relay is being activate...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Cat monitor VIN: 3C4FY78G83
This PT won't run the cat monitor. DRBIII monitor pretest runs in "Fastpass" mode every time quickly (10sec) but won't satisfy the OBDII side. CARB readiness status is no for "ALL CAT MONITORS" yet under obd monitors is says passed after running the pretest. N...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C4FY58B63
Have a 2003 pt cruiser with 2.4 non turbo. Is it possible to replace rt. Side motor mount without removing engine? alldata says remove engine at 7hrs. Any suggestions? thanks!
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)
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8UF22E0S
this car came to shop because check engine light on with code P0170, but car is still running good. I found fuel trim out of pecs and both bank 1 and bank 2 stay at 35.16%(LTFT)19.53%(STFT) at idle. After we changed intake boot(broken)and MAF sensor(used), I r... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim bank 1)
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J81
Hi Techs, I have a 2001 Mercedes Benz E320 towed in today. no crank condition, battery is OK. Ignition on, turn key to start, nothing happens, but if I jump power at stater solenoid, it starts right up and runs. Mitchell on demand did not give me much of info....
2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L performance VIN: WDBUF22X48
Vehicle will intermittantly go into "limp" type mode when driving. When issue occurs it will still allow one to accelerate to highway speeds 60mph etc. but extremely slowly. When at a stop, in park one can not rev engine over three thousand RPM. If the vehicle...
2004 Nissan Frontier SVE 3.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6MD29Y74
After several months customer came back now with ck engine light on. Codes for o2 sensor codes. I looked at help data base. Checked maf voltage. Ok unplugged o2 sensors b1, b2 voltage stayed the same. Cleaned grounds on intake. Customer says sometimes transmis... Trouble codes: P1168 (Closed loop function b2 no closed loop function), P0132 (O2 signal high b1 s1), P0152 (02 signal high b2 s1)
2010 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB6AP0A
The car was hard starting and rough until warm, when delivered by customer. Since then it has deteriorated to almost impossible to start cold. If it can be warmed up will run when warm but hesitates and almost seems like a plugged converter, but then will take...
2000 Toyota Corolla VE 1.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR12E1Y
Need some Toyota help please ! Corolla came in running rough and stalling out. Had misfire codes for #1 and #2. Ran compression test, all good 145-150, fuel pressure 48 psi, manifold vacuum 23 at idle, did not go down when revved up. Pulled plugs and replaced ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302
2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L timing belt VIN: 5TDZT38AX6
Thanks for your help. I have this sequoia coming in for a timing belt & i have a question. While reviewing the procedure in mitchell there are 2 sections that refer to the removal procedure. One is under timing belt section & the other is under engine mechanic...
2012 Toyota Tundra 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5TFUM5F17C
2012 Toyota Tundra Truck with 4.6 Liter V8 was towed in for a no start condition. Initial diagnostics showed no pressure coming from the fuel pump. There were four codes in the computer P1603, P1604, P1605 and P0300. A brief description of the codes are long c...

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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANA73594
As of right now I am now getting back to this car. I will keep you posted if I find anything but right now not sure. Still smokes bad and 4 5 6 cylinders are covered in oil.
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L rack and pinion VIN: 2G1WD5E38C
Thanks to all that replied even the ones with the most obvious answer. No we do not use air tools on inner tie rods. We used inner tie rod tools but with the location of the rack it is difficult to support the back side of the tie rod and these racks must be p...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX20P47
Thanks for all the replies. The aftermarket seals are the problem. It had a aftermarket oil cooler installed 2 years ago. Replaced IPR and it started right up. Now comes the task of replacing seals and cleaning system. I'll make a mental note to use the discus...
2007 GMC Sierra 3500 Classic SLT 6.6L motor VIN: 1GTHK33D87
Sorry for the late response. I have been waiting for the response of what the customer wants to do. I ended up pulling the upper oil pan. Which meant I had to pull the trans. upon removal of oil pan there was no signs of metal. looking up at cylinder 2 my beli...
2008 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23348
Thanks to all. I still don't believe what I did that fixed this. Like I said, that some didn't think I could be right, the cel would come on and set p0300. random misfire for no reason. I replace the noisy idler pulley by the alternator, erased the codes, ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Reverse VIN: SALME15486
Sorry guys this one had to go to transmission rebuild. Thank you for all who attempted to assist. Ya'll are the greatest!
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L shocks VIN: JTHBF30G63
We explained to customer that the original shocks are the way to go and he agreed. I should remember more often not to make someone else's problem mine. Thanks for your expert help!
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Sas VIN: JM1BL1L85C
Eugene from Louisiana you hit the nail on the head. Right before your post I was able to get the invoice from the body shop. This showed that the driver side door was replaced with a junkyard door. Of course the new door did not have the pressure sensor nor th...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8DR09X92
Thanks for the feed back and help. Turned out a varmint chewed on part of the wiring harness, it was not easy to find. That is what caused this problem. It did not chew all the way through just enough to effect signals and grounds. Trouble codes: P0505 (ISC System / CIRC).
2013 Nissan Murano SV 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ1MW6D
hello to everyone who reply back to me thanks most of the reply I I got I reply back directly to you via inbox because I could not find out how to reply after I posted and added additional info after that I did not see any options or anywhere to click to reply... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171.
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Differential VIN: WP1AB29P94
I want to thank everyone for bringing it to my attention that metal particles in oil are a bad thing, I appreciate all the help. On a different note we reassembled this vehicle with the new wheel bearing on the left front and it took care of our noise. To th...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2SK12EXR
thanks very much for all the replies. I put another dist. in it and runs out good. Trouble codes: 10 (no rpm signal to ecu while cranking).
2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEZU14RX4
I have not fixed this truck yet, but I'm confident that I have the fix in sight. The biggest majority of replies that I got were to check for a blown head gasket on #6. Apparently these vehicles are famous for that. So I pressured it up over night on the ra... Trouble codes: P0306 (Very intermittent. Only on cold start up in the morning).
2006 Volvo XC70 2.5L Misfire #2 VIN: YV4SZ59226
Thank you to everyone for your replies It turned out to be that the #1 and #2 coil wiring was switched. I was just suprised that #1 was not misfiring only #2. Thanks agian for the help.
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