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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Oil Pressure VIN: TRUWT28NX1
It seem we cannot find the cause for the low oil pressure when the vehicle gets warmed up. has new oil pump. cams have been inspect and have little signs of wear. same goes for the crank. any help would be gladly taken
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L air bag VIN: 4USCH9330X
Have BMW Z3 1999 the air bag light is on with 2codes 21 and 18 using the brick to obtain codes, satellite sensor right & left cant find much info on this , it doe's have an aftermarket radio, just bought the car so I have no history on it, also has a abs code ...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Performance VIN: BWAAM5338X
RE: BMW Performance Hi follow technicians Just trying to help out a friend. I need some info on how to tune/enhance engine performance/remove the governor on a 1999 BMW 328i e46 series. What tools/software will we need for this project. I appreciate any hel...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L MIL Lamp on, no acceleration VIN: 1GNDT13S43
Will not accelerate at all. On data stream no movment from app sensor. Also on data see intake temp sensor shows -40. Tested wires to it and got 5 volts both sides. Tested all fuses under hood. On pin 2 of dlc and ground I got .2-.8 volts up and down with key ... Trouble codes: U1000, P0113, P0530, P0463, P1275, P1280
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 3.5L transfer-case VIN: 1GCDT19625
No 4 wheel drive, Need some good tests for truck with manual trans.
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2005 Chevrolet SSR 6.0L coolant reservoir VIN: 1GCES14H05
vehicle has come back twice since first repair with coolant reservoirs leaking at seams been on various ssr forums apparently this is a common problem. This is the 4th tank that has been installed.
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL55F66
Hi all in IATN land. I need some help with this one. I haven't been able to program this AC Delco TCM. It makes it to 80% and fails. I get an error code on the Tech 2.Line 2 error 35 and line 0 error 00. I thought it was a bus problem but I can talk to the PCM... Trouble codes: U0101 (PCM Lost com with TCM), U2105 (EBCM lost com with PCM), U2106 (EBCM lost com with TCM), U2106 (EBCM lost com with TCM)
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Hesitation VIN: 3D7ML48A77
Gentlemen, Seems like I've got another odd one here. Too many of them lately. This truck came in with complaint of low power, occasional stall. I checked fuel pressure, very low, only a couple pounds. Simple, right? I replaced the in-tank fuel with Delphi m... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low.), P1011 (Fuel pump delivery pressure too low.)
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E52
THIS HAS BEEN SMOKE TESTED FOR LEAKS AND NONE ARE VISIBLE.AT AN IDLE B2S1 READS FULL RICH AND B1S2 READS RICH WHILE THE OTHER TWO STAY LEAN.WHEN ROAD TESTING THEY SWAP B1S1 AND B2S2 GOE RICH AND THE OTHERS GO LEAN.fuel pressure is steady at 65psi and no other ... Trouble codes: P1131 (Bank 1 sensor 1 indicates lean), P1132 (Bank 1 sensor 1 indicates rich), P1151 (Bank 2 sensor 1 indicates lean), P1152 (Bank 2 sensor 2 indicates rich)
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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
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2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.4L crankshaft VIN: 1FTSW21R79
worked on motor, crank shaft flange was mistakenly removed and there is now a vibration in motor, is there a way to properly reinstall the crankshaft flange or do we have to replace the crankshaft completely?
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2012 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Prndl VIN: 3FAHP0JG2C
Car came in with power drain. Found PRNDL staying on after shutting key off as well as being able to shift out of park sometimes with the key off. We are able to see on the scan tool that the detent sensor is working properly and indicates Park on the scan too...
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2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1HGFA16586
Here is a good one for you Honda technicians. Thanks in advance for any help. OBD connector will not power up any scanner. Vehicle was towed in cranks won't start. Come to find out customer took vehicle to back yard mechanic to fix his A/C. The mechanic told m...
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2009 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Unknown VIN: JHLRE38309
Hi dear friends, this car come from another workshop, transmission noise in parking and neutral, reverse, drive, dissapear noise, but when hot in drive the engine turn off, i overhaul transmission, no problem found on clutch pack, no diagnostic trouble codes, ...
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2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCA31A61
I've been retired for over a year now and really enjoy not working on cars. However, last night while driving home in the wife's car our Infinity I30 stalled when she pulled up to a light. I had to drive the car home while holding the throttle plate open enoug...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01U23
Fault codes (p0171, P0174) return no matter what I seem to replace. Clear codes and they come back before you get out the door along with restricted performance. Have Autologic and they keep telling me vacuum leaks. Smoke tested intake and sprayed with some ca... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Tcc Lock-Up VIN: 1J4GL58K72
Hello all, this one is causing me grief. It came in for a engine overheating issue, on the test drive i noticed the trans wouldn't lock-up (45rfe trans),the scanner always shows lock-up off. Pulled trans pan and filter, both looked clean. Pulled valvebody,disa...
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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L steering rack VIN: 1J4RR4GG0B
Hi guys, here is one that has got me scratching my head... car came in for a 4 wheel brake job about a month ago, took it for a quick road test prior to work as I always do. I didn't notice any thing strange. Did the 4 wheel brake job, customer left, didn't he...
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Starting VIN: SALPM16422
Hello Group, I am installing a used BECM in this P38 Rangerover and am having difficulty starting the vehicle after install. I replaced a used BECM in the past without difficulty and I forget how to synchronize the security code.I have access to an Autologic...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Module VIN: SALMF11404
Customer came in complaining all the warning lights were on in the cluster. There were two codes in the ABS module, precharge pump circuit and ABS relay code. I found corrosion in the connector at the module. I replaced the module and coded the new on to the v...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L HVAC blend dorr actuator VIN: JTJHF10U61
Customer left windows and sunroof open during a rain storm last week. After drying the car out everything worked, until today. The blend door won't work. Code B1431, Tried to pull up a schematic, but can't find a color code key. Identifix and shop key schemati...
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2008 Lincoln MKX 3.5L P0722 Speed sensor VIN: 2LMDU68C98
Hello everyone and thanks for the help and advice on this one. I have this 2008 MKX with the 6F50 in that is shifting harshly intermittently etc and has a code P0722 stored indicating an output shaft speed sensor fault. There is a service bulletin on this to r...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L dash backlight VIN: JM1BK32457
cust states a battery drain,door jamb switch 1st thing i noticed was of course 2 loose corroded terms after correcting i do not see the dome lt on after time out but i do see door adjar indicator on cluster and a faint blue guages backlight that never shuts of...
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2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L speed sensor VIN: JM1BK323X7
car came in with code p0720. check voltage at connector &ground. vss works most of the time. i notice when you hit bumps or step on gas to down shift the vss & oss goes to 0 . then while driving it would work normal until you hit a small bump or down shift the...
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L bcm programming VIN: 1G2NW12E21
Hi Guys and Gals, This Pontiac was towed in as a no start and found that the bcm was bad. I got a used bcm which matched the numbers of the original ([...], Installed it and relearned the passkey and it starts and runs but with air bag light and radio locko...
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2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Fuel gauge VIN: 1C6RR6GP1D
Temperature guage in cluster is not working. Stays a hair line above the cold line. Data in pcm shows correct ect. There are no fault codes in cluster. I do not have data on my scanner for cluster. Is there a way to do a cluster self test on this 2013? It does...
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2004 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GG68564
Car was towed in after overheating pretty bad.I talked to the customer and he told me it started to overheat on the thru-way and was scared to pull over.When I started checking the car over I found that headgaskets where leaking gases in to the coolant. So eng... Trouble codes: P0304
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2006 Suzuki Verona Luxury 2.5L Ac VIN: KL5VM56L06
Car came in with no AC, checked pressure low side was high, high pressure was normal. Noticed no high speed cooling fan, can command high speed fan and it works fine, but has no affect on AC any help is appreciated.
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2005 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Electronic VIN: 4T1BF32K45
Hello guys. Help please. working on this 2005 camry with 3.0. had a weir problem. trans shift fine all the time. the only problem it has is : when you almost to a stop ( down shift 2 to 1 ) you can feel like car got rear end ( almost feel like somebody hit you...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Starting VIN: WAUDF78E26
Well after much searching I feel pretty dumb. Found the ground wire to the ECM that was attached to the body and never touched by me lost its ground!! it was bolted to the body right below the wiper cover. It makes no sense, car drove to the shop and into th...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L 2-3 shift
Gonna call this one fixed, ended up cleaning the valve body again. lots of attention to the sticking 2-3 valve. Customer has had truck for 3 weeks now and all is good.
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban LS 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3GNGK26R4V
I'm 50/50 on this repair. I got the truck running great. I ended up rotation engine to top dead center on compression stroke and set the distributor back. With the new distributor cap and rotor the truck ran great. I could still only set Cam retard to 3 de... Trouble codes: P0140 (Low O2S Activity B1S2), P0141 (O2 Heater Circuit B1S2), P0717 (No / low Input / Turbine Speed Sensor), P0730 (Incorrect Gear Ratio), P0751 (Shift Solenoid A Stuck Off), P0753.
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2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L bcm VIN: 2G1WS551X6
Thanks to all the folks for the help. Gary was right on. this model would not let you do personalized settings. I had to use tech 2 to resolve this issue. thanks again to the many people who responded.
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Cat monitor VIN: 3C4FY78G83
Well after many miles and hours of trying different drive patterns I have hit the wall. To recap...The DRBIII "pretest" cat monitor runs every time like clock work. Just won't set the readiness on the obdii side or register a complete drive cycle. The O2's ru...
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L low power, limp mode VIN: WD2PD54445
What I have learned with the p2359 code is with KOEO the intake pressure sensor should read 3.8v The boost pressure sensor should read 1.3v It is common to have the wrong part causing these numbers to be the same or reversed. Under boost the boost pressur... Trouble codes: P2359 (002- boost pressure too HIGH), P0105 (intake pressure sensor voltage too high).
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2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX1EV9A
Found the the problem had my scope hook up to the can wires will disconnecting modules one by one and tug on the harness next to the OBD connecter and the scope came alive the white wire was broken in the harness . Thanks for your assistance...
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2001 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Surge VIN: 3HGCG66561
I want to thanks everyone that took the time to read my help request and share with me information. this car is fixed, likely I mentioned before, checked timing belt, timing was good, replaced the distributor, still the same, customer replaced the pcm, still ... Trouble codes: P1382.
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BF28G4W
Rundown: dtc p0305 and p0306, o2 sensors reading .030 v steady, not changing, found no vacuum leaks, coils and wires good, plugs good, compression good, good signal to all injectors, seemingly good sounds from all injectors, seemingly, after all the test, pu... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire number 5 intermittent).
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2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Brake Pedal VIN: JM1BK32F77
Customer took car and will return after his vacation in a few weeks. We bleed system and tried to cycle ABS during bleeding with scan tool but pedal was still low when we were done. During road testing car stops fine, just very low pedal. When we started this ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starter VIN: WDBRF61J42
not sure which actually fixed veh. we unhooked battery, recharged fully & reconnected, cleared all codes and starter engaged & cranked veh. retied several days defore returning to customer, so far all is working, thanks for the advice!!
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L OD light off illuminated VIN: 1N6AD07W96
Thank you for the one reply about reprogramming. I found that Nissan is now shipping these TCM/valve body units without programming. They use to ship them with programming and all you had to do was the manual relearn. I am shipping this vehicle to the dealer f...
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1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L system pressures VIN: 1G2HZ52K4S
Problem ended up being a dirty evaporator core. We double checked for any temp drops on the high side again-none found. Ended up pulling the evap out and the perimeter of it was very dirty. Apparently dirty enough that it wasn't picking up enough heat from t...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRE69M73
Sadly have not been able to find the issue, car actually just got worse, the epc light came on and the vehicle shut down for a few minutes and would not start back up until the 5th or 6th try with the pedal floored and now there's an extra misfire code, but th... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection system incorrect flow), P0300 (Random multiple misfires), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
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2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 1VWBN7A31C
Thanks for the help. I found the fuel level sensor to be defective. Odd that the programming would show empty until KOEO.
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L Wiper control module VIN: 3VWFP7AT5D
Thank you, each man who offered help. The short story is that - The service literature is only available to those who have subscription to VW support. I do not. ***. But I do have a mind and have been doing current path tracing for 30 plus years. The vagCom...
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