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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Starting VIN: WAUDF78E26
Hello, long story short, we replaced the engine with another used one from a reputible yard. Got engine and had to install exhaust manifold and turbo, and the flex plate. Got it installed and tried to start before putting whole front end on, radiator is instal...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAGJ8329W
This car has an intermittent start and stall problem. The car will intermittently start and stall and go into an extended crank/no start (vehicle has auto crank feature). Upon cycling the key one time, the vehicle will then start right up and continue running....
2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L No Start
Hey guys, looking for big time BMW techs on his one...ok so the background. The vehicle came in with a burning smell, required a valve cover gasket, no other issues at that time. We replaced the valve cover gasket & when we went to start the car it would crank...
2011 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Key Not Recognized VIN: WBAFU7C59B
This vehicle came in to us the cust stated the car dosen't start when hot. Have to hold key to steering colulm to start. Found the this only happens when the car sits in the sun and the inside of vehicle gets hot. Once inside of the vehicle cools off the key w...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Cooling Fan Operation VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Hi guys thanks for help in advanced.ignore the vin i put in originally.iatn would not accept oe vin.[...].this vehicle is a 6 door funeral limo built by s&s coach which is out of business.taken over by accubuilt.the issue is how is the added pusher...
1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L No Start VIN: 1GCGK29F1R
I have a 94 Chevy pickup with a 6.5L turbo diesel. This vehicle has sat for a few years. Got it to the shop did a general inspection changed oil and serviced all the boxes replaced batteries and drained and replaced the fuel. It fired right up sounded and ran ...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Master cylinder VIN: 3GNFK16Z52
orig problem was rear brakes down to metal, replaced rear brake calipers, brackets, and rotors, then was unable to get fluid to rear. replaced master cylinder and bleed all brakes. a couple days later front brakes sticking. replaced front brakes, calipers,brac...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Fuel filler VIN: 2GCEK13Z66
Customer complains it is difficult to fill fuel tank. Fuel nozzle will shut off. Complains that fuel fills tank too slow and/or fuel will splash out like it is " burping". I suspect the roll over check valve as I've seen this symptom with an s10 that had a TSB...
2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Right Rear VIN: 2G1WB5EN8A
When she brought the car to me,she stated that the dealer told her that the left front abs sensor was bad(integrated in hub assembly.i plugged in my scan tool,and got a c0035 code for rr sensor or circuit problem(open or shorted).i tested the circuit by removi...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B8GP54L72
Van has a white pudding all thru cooling system. Real thick stuff.thought maybe someone put something in the radiator so i flushed the system and the next day it was more in the system. But still has some green coolant that didnt mix with oil im asumming it is...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KC23Z92
truck came in on the hook crank but no run no fuel pressure and no injector pulse
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18D24
thanks to all in advance. We have this 04 dodge R1500 4WD 5.7 we cant figure out. It is over fueling on bank 2. Most of the time it wont set a code its running real rich. The customer came in with dead battery charged and tested battery and alternator found th...
2007 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L Head Gasket VIN: 2B3KA43G27
Hello! I have this Charger in, customer has already thrown a lot of parts at the cooling system. I want to verify the head gaskets are on the correct sides, apparently it matters on this engine. On the front outboard corner of the left cylinder head, above th...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FBJS31H6P
where is the one wire temp senden unit on this van please i have looked every place the book said look please help & thanks.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF14NXS
customer complaint of hard start an rough idle after driving car an sitting at stop light or after shutting truck off to go into store and back out after restart when engine is hot. looked for the basics bad regulator good no leaks and will hold a vacuum. chec...
2003 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X33
starts first try stall 2 try or 3 try start and idles slightly rough installed new spark plugs perform cylinder balance test all cylinders pass cylinder kill.i was wondering if their could be a timing chain issue or pcm I just want to get a opion from fellow ... Trouble codes: P0340
2005 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L will not run AIR mon VIN: 3FAFP37N15
ok this focus has no CODES came with a monitor for the AIR system not set check relay and control solenoid and check OK I activate the system by disconnecting the PCM and activate the system from there and it work check PIDs and they look ok I need some help o...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX12585
Vehicle was towed to me after being towed to Ford dealer. W/order stated towed in for non running with code P0304. Diagnosed with bad cats and had crankcase overfilled 2x. Stated power balance was down 8% in cyl 4. Compression 175 with #4 at 150. Diagnosis was... Trouble codes: P0304
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P16
Good day people. I have this Ford 6.0L that is a extended crank hot only. Start up cold works fine. There are no codes. I check ICP desired when cranking and it calls for 500 PSI, ICP actual starts low then slowly rises to 500 PSI then engine starts. I watch I...
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Accessories VIN: 1FMHK7D8XB
I have this Explorer with a current draw. After 1-1.5 hours sitting, my amp draw is 79mA. When I unplug the CD player the draw drops to 35mA. I replaced the CD player, no change. This truck has Sync and My Touch without Intelligent Access. I found a TSB about ...
2012 Ford F-150 XL 3.7L radio VIN: M2DKD45999
Customer came in with radio inop. Bluetooth symbol is always on display, but will sometimes come and go (yes customer usually uses the Bluetooth). Hit clock it comes up but cant adjust. Try to switch to radio, cd , sat or aux nothing changes or shows on displa...
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1HGCD723XR
Honda guy got a wierd on here with this honda i can read with the scan tool till the check eng light comes on then with the check eng light on i cant get my scan tool to read as soon as i chear the codes my scan tool comes back to life . This car seams to jerk...
2005 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1HGCM56845
Vehicle has rattling noise at idle only in gear, or in park with heavy loads turned on. Sounds like a diesel rattling. As soon as you come off idle it goes away. If you are in park with heavy electrical load and unplug alternator the noise goes away. With belt...
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2HKYF18696
Hello techs and ty in advance, this odyssey has misfires on all 6 cylinders from cold thru hot (monitor misfires counts on all cylinders with scanner), cyl's 3,5,6 seem to outnumber other cylinders by 3X the amount. after 1 minute of running 1,2,4 seem to stop... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L horn VIN: 5FNRL38717
customer concern of horn not sounding off when using key fob to set alarm. I looked at data PIDS for all doors including sliding doors, rear latch and hood. all show closed when closed, opened when open, then closed again when shut. all doors locking, and unlo...
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...
2004 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D04
Happy Fathers Day !! We fixed an ignition misfire on this car and the next day we tow it in for a no start, fuel issue. Related Repair history has the details. So, my service writer sprays brake clean in the intake and the car starts for a second. The back s... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P1124 (ETC Motor Short)
2006 Porsche Cayman S 3.4L Secondary air / Cylinder 1 VIN: WP0AB29826
As described in the below Test Descriptions I changed/swapped all external cylinder components and nothing has changed in relation to the car misfiring on cylinder 1 when the secondary air is on. This is a first year Cayman and I know there is a thread that st...
2003 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8AJ52F93
When the car is started for the first few seconds it seems to run fine. The upstream 02 will just sit at 1107mv. Then the idle will drop down and sound as if it was missing. When its missing then 02 will start to fluctuate . It will finally after about 10 - 20... Trouble codes: U1000
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 5TBRU34126
Some days this is just a hard strt with excessive fuel burn off out exhaust. Clears within 1 minute with no more starting issues. Sits overnight and maybe a hard start again and today is a no start with rich fuel smell. Pulled plugs and all plugs soaked with f...
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BB46K29
this vehicle got towed into the garage with these codes, I tested the 12v battery and it is fine. I don't work a lot on these vehicle, so please don't hate if I didn't provide a lot of info, if someone can explain or point me in a direction to start, I would a... Trouble codes: P0A7A, C1259

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2008 BMW 328i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVA37578
First we would like to say thanks to many who are really taking time to read the post and give helps. we fixed the problem by replacing all 6 ignition coils ,we still could not figure out what caused all 6 coils burnt , as one tech suggest that not having goo...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Engine VIN: 1GNFK16368
this ones closed for now the customer is going to wait for repair. i pulled the valve cover and checked valve springs and it seems the lifter had failed and possibly has cam lobe issues which seem common on this engine. i recommended engine replacement so cu...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26H5S
thanks to all that replied. The ecm was the problem. when we had a no start the ecm had powers and grounds and no control of injectors or coil. 5 volt reference was present at the sensors I checked so replace ecm and all is fine. just for the sake of knowing ...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Unknown VIN: 2FAFP74W02
Yes the car is fix Mr Rich from New york nail it. Bad o-rings in the eatc (head unit) i remove control unit replace 4 0 ring 3 out of 4 hard like a rock save customer $ 1100.00 for new unit thank you all
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L alt. failurePr
Thanks for the input on this problem car,still not repaired.Customer did not want to spend any more$$ on this problem so turning car in for a new one.Thanks again Dana in NFLD.
2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU9DG3A
Ok guys thanks for all the input and help. I know it's hard to believe, but the pressures really were 200 psi without running the truck. Anyhow, the office was putting pressure on me to get the truck out, so after evacuating the system and removing/checking ...
2008 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L No communication VIN: 1GKET63M08
Found a few things. Dealer helped with this had a flat 20 ohm resistor in the gm Lan lines. Also someone else in shop moved ebcm fuse in box. Once we had communication also bad air bag sensor under driver seat. Working now though. Trouble codes: U1000 (No communication).
2008 Honda Accord EX 3.5L Harsh Shift VIN: 1HGCP36828
Thank you all for the helpful responses. As most suggested I exchanged the transmission fluid with fifteen quarts of Honda DW1 fluid. What a difference! The shift is smooth and seamless. The torque converter lock/unlock problem is gone. This confirms there is ...
1996 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: JT8BH22F1T
OK everyone I am bowing out on this one I did check and clean the connections at both cam sensors and the crank sensor. I did not get a chance to scope them as I am working on this car while trying to finish up a motor job as well and now I have to pull the tr...
2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L steering motor VIN: JTHBE96S57
We ended sending this vehicle to Lexus dealer so the calibration could be done with their factory scanner and that took care of it
2007 Lexus RX400h 3.3L 02 monitor wont run VIN: JTJHW31U17
Thank you for your replies, Paul from Colorado hit the nail on the head. ECM firmware update- performed and now o2 monitor ran and passed. again thanks for everybody that replied John
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L Consumer battery VIN: WDBSK74F83
Thanks everyone for your input, the module is offline and no errors are present. Dans reply was spot on and fixed the vehicle. Car now draws under 10mA, Thanks again!
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBUF65J45
Talk about the long way around to repair a vehicle. Mark, Dallas, Ricky, and Dusan were correct. I will explain what happened. I posted about the EGR valve removal and checking the tube for clogging last but it was the first thing we did to the car while the c...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electric windows VIN: WVWRH63BX2
ok first i want to thank every one for the time you took to help me . No my first problem was i felt i had a problem with the comfort control mod, but Alldata did not show it as that or tell me where it was, but you guys did thanks. Now what i found was the mo...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Timing VIN: WVWPD63B24
2009 Volkswagen Eos Komfort 2.0L mechanical top inop VIN: WVWBA71FX9
Thanks to Matthew, he sent me in the right direction. After pulling as much as possible on the main harness on the left side, I used a signal injector and found a break in the harness right at a metal "in harness" connection. #M37 in the wiring diagram. It mad...
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