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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L oil level sensor warning VIN: WA1YD54B72
we had this Audi come in for a laundry list of repairs. The vehicle is new to our customer. We had sent out the instrument cluster for repair because you could not read the pixels. When we where done with the car the oil level warning was on. i have a code 056...
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2009 Audi Q7 3.6L p0014 VIN: WA1AY74L39
This vehicle came in running rough due to camshaft adjuster gear failure. we replaced adjuster gears and upper timing chain. The vehicle is running perfect now however we are getting a fault for p0014 retard timing fault. Is there a relearn procedure for this ...
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cruise Control VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Hello. This is more of a confirmation request, than a help request. This '98 De ville came in for air shocks and intermittent Cruise control loss. A manual airline kit was installed on the new air shocks and the compressor was un-plugged. At the time of the ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Starting VIN: 1GNDT13S52
Engine will start and run for about 2 seconds like a theft problem-however it is not!!-I have no front power windows,radio,door locks-however those will work when the engine is running for about 2 secs-they stop working as soon as the engine stalls-only code i...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2G1WF52E44
Hi! We have this problem child. I am not sure if it is transmission related. But When it is around 45-50 mph, It will make rumble strip-like sound under very light load. I thought it might be TCC chatter, but I'm not sure. I did try ATP shudder fix with no p...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, poor/no throttle res VIN: 1GCHK24677
This is such a cluster I am not sure where to start. Sure will appreciate whatever help is out there! Truck came in with MIL and intermittent power problem. Ran great with a whole long list of codes that would come right back when you turned the key on, but it...
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2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 2C3JA53G35
Vehicle came into our shop to do timing belt and cooling system maintenance, about 1 month ago last friday it came back complaining its overheating. We confirm that it is running hot. We made sure that there was no air in the system, we confrimed that the cool...
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2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 5.9L Pcm VIN: 1B7GL32Z42
Have a Dakota that has a fried internal PCM switch for the a/c electric fan. Can ground the wire at the PCM and the fan operates but won't run with the a/c. Everything else runs fine. Power probe shows a very dirty low voltage signal (1 to 4 volts) when the sw...
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2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Fan op VIN: 1D7HG48N74
Hi and thanks in advance. This Dakota came in with the A/C cooling fan wires burned and shorted to each other near the fan possibly due to and fan failure. I installed a new fan after bench testing that it functions and came up with the code P0480 (AC fan inop...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTDX18W5V
4WD is inop. I did diagnostic which lead me to the BCM on the back of the fuse panel. After pulling the BCM I found paint marker on it... YEP this was a used one. I called ford and found out that it was the wrong one. Got a new one from Ford. Installed. 4X4 is...
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2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Electronics VIN: 1FAFP23166
Customer had trans replaced. One day after warranty expired this happened. P0942... Transmission shop cleared codes and then I inherited vehicle. Only code I found was for the EVAP Vapor management valve. Diagnostic found no signal to valve. It had power. Chas...
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2006 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L phaser VIN: KM8JM72B96
This engine has a rattle at about 2,000 rpm, which seems to come from the camshaft phaser area at back of head. It sound like rattle from Nissan, Ford, and Mazda phasers. The valve clearances are within specifications of .008" for intake and .011" for exhaust....
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L shifter VIN: SAJHX1049X
We have a jaguar that will not come out of park. The steering column adjust will not work from the joy stick. The auto function for column and memory switch preset do work. when turning on blinkers or hazards the steering column adjustment has a mind of its ow...
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2008 Jeep Commander Sport 3.7L Condenate Drain VIN: 1J8HG48K88
Vehicle came to us with a complaint of moisture in carpets. Found sunroof drains plugged and cleared them. After running a/c for a while, I noticed moisture dripping from several points under the center of the dash. Looked under vehicle and cannot locate moist...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L cooling fan VIN: 4JGAB75E42
hope you can help with this one. we have a customer who purchased this vehicle and was having some issues with power steering leaks and oil leaks and a low coolant light we replaced the reservoir and repaired oil and power steering leaks. the customer took veh...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Consumer battery VIN: WDBSK74F83
This Mercedes has a draw of 70mA continuously and a spike of 80mA to 150mA every few minutes. I tried to remove all fuses, draw/spike was still present. I then started to look into the parent components to the fuse boxes and what I found is stated in the Testi...
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZWFT61L32
This one is funny. After replacing the keys, lock cylinder and programing for those keys the ground still goes away from the starter relay. The security lamp does not light ever... There is little info on the PATS in this vehicle. My belief is that the PCM is ... Trouble codes: P1000, B1600
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2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L srs light VIN: WMWRE335X6
we have a 2006 mini cooper s in from a local nissan dealer with srs light on and code 114 seat position sensor/k-bus. a few weeks ago the dealer brought this car to us with srs light on and code 71 seat occupancy sensor. they just wanted the code read and want...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L hvac VIN: 1N4DL01A3Y
hello fellow nissan techs, i have this altima that i am confused with the a/c issue. the vehicle will cool absolutely fine when it is idling for as long as you let it idle however when you start driving it will start cooling less and less but it won't blow war...
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2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8L No Start VIN: 3N1CB51D65
The car came back with same symptom we put another cam sensor in it and also replaced the crank sensor no help we have injector pulse and a good wave pattern on the cam sensor
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2003 Saturn L300 3.0L code p1887 VIN: 1G8JW54R33
I have a customers 2003 Saturn l300 with trans code p1887, it has had the tcc solenoid replaced, but nothing else. What I understand is it could be the pressure solenoid or possibly the plate on the valve body FTP switch ?
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1996 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L 1-2 VIN: 4T1BF12K2T
Hi Toyota Techs, I've got a 96 camry here that seems to go directly from 1st gear into 3rd or 4th gear from medium to quick accelleration. you can feel the trans shift at approx 16 mph and then with the acellerator pedal on the floor the car will only aceller...
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2005 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L IG2 fuse VIN: JTDDR32T55
Ok, so we have this 2005 Celica back in the shop. Car was towed in 2 weeks ago, kid was sitting at red light, light turned green, tried to take off and car died. We found IG2 fuse blown in engine bay fuse box. Replaced fuse, car started & ran for one minute, f...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Transfer Case VIN: 1GCEK19T71
WE DISASSEMBLED THE TRANSFER CASE. IN WHICH CASE WE FOUND NO PROBLEMS INTERNALLY. FOUND THE ENCODER TO BE AT FAULT. RE ASSEMBLED CASE INSTALLED ENCODER AND AT THAT TIME THE VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO SHIFT INTO ALL GEARS.THANK YOUY ALL FOR YOUR HELP
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L abs VIN: 2G1WT58K08
SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG BUT I HAD TO WAIT TO SEE IF REPLACING THE HARNESS FIXED THE PROBLEM. AS OF KNOW IT HAS. THIS WAS A INTERMITTENT ISSUE. I TALKED WITH THE CUSTOMER AND SO FAR THE ISSUE HAS NOT RETURN. THANKS.
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3AY75S35
thanks for the replies. we did try a replacement cam sensor but it had no affect on codes setting. vehicle still shows no signs of misfire while driving. we suggested new injectors to customer but they declined at this time due to finances ( they are going ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301.
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2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RC1BG1C
This one is fixed,the problem was corroded wires on the fuel tank pressure sensor by the filler neck,i cleaned the connector and replaced the sensor,its been 2 weeks and no more check engine light. Trouble codes: P0441.
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2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.6L Intermittent no reverse VIN: 1FMZU73W14
I really appreciate all the help from fellow techs - which gave me a lot of information to try in the repair. Turns out that by removing the wiring connector to the transmission, it went instantly into reverse, I then installed it and removed it several ...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L rear axle seals VIN: 1FTPW14V16
Thanks for the help. Vent was not plugged and bearings and axle were good. I'm going to try OE seals and see what happens. Time will tell.
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L gauge not reading VIN: 1FAFP25196
Thanks to everyone who responded , The sending unit on the driver side was not sending signal , replace sending unit and filled up gas tank and all is well thanks again !!!
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDSF30558
found it had a used pcm and the vin. did not match. had a used connecter at the fpdm. and none of the wire colors matched. and it was wired wrong , replaced the pcm and had it programed , replaced the connecter and wired it correctly to the fpdm. ran fine for ... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0191, P0300, P0581.
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L discharge line VIN: 1FTSX215X8
Well thank you guys for all the good advice.The owner said the truck had developed an intermittent misfire recently.I found misfire codes for 5 of the 8 cylinders.The sparkplug gaps were wore to about twice the normal gap.I replaced the plugs and also noticed...
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2000 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GDHG31R8Y
It had 4 injectors that were leaking. Replaced the spider and it is working fine. The cap and rotor were fine from the test results posted.
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDS13S05
After chasing down this problem for weeks, we tried checking the timing chain timing (a lot of work to access) and found everything OK. Checked the spark plugs (even though there were no misfires, or other codes) and found one with a bent center electrode. ... Trouble codes: P0017 (CKP to exhaust CMP correlation B1).
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2009 GMC Canyon WT 2.9L Abs VIN: 1GTDT19969
We ended up replacing the brake control module and programming. we tried relearning yaw sensor but had no luck.
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2003 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Starting VIN: JHMCM56353
Thank you very much to you that took the time to read my help request and for your ideas, this vehicle finally acting up in the shop, likely I mentioned before, engine starts and runs fine, there were set multiple codes, but when the engine runs, most of the t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Signal, Cruise and Gear Selector VIN: 4JGCB75E46
Thanks for the help from the replies. There is an access hole with a T30 bolt. Seemed to tighten up. All actuators are mounted to column using a split ring/clamp with bolt. Looks like the R-series are similar to other MB vehicles with that regard. Thanks ...
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L coolant leak VIN: WMWRF33587
The customer now says there was no puddle but had to add coolant to the expansion tank.I left the pressure tester on overnight no loss drove it for 2 days noticed no coolant loss hopeing that the system may have had some air in it from the previous repair
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2008 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AB29878
The customer brought vehicle to dealer and they were not clear about what they found wrong. The did some kind of reset procedure and than recommended spark plugs and ignition coils because "they do a lot of them on these cars and didn't find anything else wron...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C53
Thank you gentlemen for the responses. Forgot to mention that we did smoke test the vac lines and also the corrugated plastic pipes to and from the AIR pump and they were ok. This on ended up being a Bad MAF sensor. Like some mentioned, This vehicle uses the M... Trouble codes: P1424.
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