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2003 Audi A4 1.8L transmission control module VIN: WAUJC68E33
hello everyone this Audi is giving me a head ache. The symptoms are this. Drive the car shifts fine for a while then it will suddenly shift into neutral. sometimes for a second sometimes for a few minutes. At the time it does it I lose communication with trans...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3345Y
This vehicle came in due to rough running. We scanned it and found misfire codes on all cylinders. The fuel trims are always around 0. We first removed the coils to inspect the plugs and found bosch super plugs, the ones all mechanics hate, so we installled a ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304 (misfire 4), P0305 (misfire 5), P0306 (misfire 6)
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L SRS light VIN: WBANB33584
I have this BMW that my tech was doing intake gaskets on. After completion, on the test drive the air bag light came on. It had some codes for a right hand B piller satellite problem. The tech did not write them down so I am not exactly sure of the codes. He c...
2010 BMW 750i xDrive 4.4L oil consumption VIN: WBAKC6C59A
Hello Guys, here is a brief description customer came complaining of a heavy oil leak, after talking to him turns out he is adding 1 qt per week. we don't see a large oil leak. just a small one at the oil filter that we have corrected. there is not heavy smoke...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L fuel gauge VIN: 2G4WS52J42
vehicle came in with no dtc and fuel gauge inop, scanned vehicle and gauge will sweep with scanner tested sending unit and unit is working as well, have checked wiring and found no wiring damages anywhere and also checked sending unit by swapping with a known ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L shift indicator VIN: 1GNFK16R3T
good morning everyone ,need some help on this one 1996 chevrolet suburban k1500, vehicle came in with a shift indicator blink or dead on R,D and 2 ( PRND321 ), Problem happen more when vehicle warms or while driving,A few times i notice in the morning when i s...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L 1-2 Shift And Codes PO708 AND 762 VIN: 1GC4K0B62A
Po 700 also in main pcm. I thought i had the problem fixed with the wiring harness. Not. The problem is intermittent. When the codes are cleared all is well. Good upshifts and downshifts. I test drove for 3 miles. Turned around and about 1 mile from turnaround...
2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FA1ED9B
Vehicle has a misfire on number 1 cylinder. Began by trying to scan for codes. Was unable to get any comms from anything but a generic hand scanner. Inspected spark plugs and found no faults. Check compression thinking maybe a burnt valve but compression was g... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P2146 (Cylinder 1 Injector High Control Circuit)
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L comp or evap VIN: 3C8FY68B22
Complaint of not cold enough. Ambient temp 88. Duct temp 62. Ckd system with blacklite and no visible leaks. Evac system to ck quantity. System had .6 lbs, factory fill 1.56. Passed a vacuum test using Robinair machine. Serviced 1 lb but comp kept cycling on &...
1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4B3AU52N1V
Vehicle came in for a check engine light. Found p0305. Removed intake manifold to access #5 cylinder. Found original spark plugs in vehicle/changed plugs. Also found evidence that #5 fuel injector was leaking/replaced injector. After removing manifold found ex...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L door latch VIN: 2B6HB11Y7X
Looking for some dodge van experts! Got this dodge with broken door latches on the front left and right side, one piece door latch integrated with door lock actuators, actuator has broken teeth on the gears which jambed the motors, but it can not be locked man...
2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC56BX9
Vehicle lacks power and mil flashes on acceleration. Checked cam sensor bank 2 (exhaust side), has good square wave. Tested exhaust cam position solenoid with bi-directional control-does not work. removed and tested with intake cam harness-solenoid works. pcm ... Trouble codes: P0017, P2017
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L blower motor VIN: 1D3HB13T59
This truck, as far as blower speed has a mind all its own. Intermittently, or i should say mostly, it will default to about 48% even if you have it on speed #7. It has a dual climate zone and is an automatic system. I have checked for voltage drops from the bl...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Airbag VIN: 1FTRF12215
good day to everyone, we have a 2005 ford f-150 rwd with a airbag light on. i check fuses plugs but can not communicate with both our scan tools. all other systems communicate but airbag. airbag light on dash flashes then stays on. help pls.
2005 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP25115
Pulled codes and checked fuel rail pressure sensor vs. Manual gauge and they are with in 5psi. Desired fuel rail pressure is 55psi fuel rail pressure is 14psi and drops when vehicle stalls. Powers and grounds were checked to fuel pump driver mod. And fuel pump... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel pressure)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTSX21P76
This truck shuts down the dash cluster, radio and the power windows. When it happens the, scan tool indicates 16.5 volts at the cluster and battery voltage is 14. The ECM indicates 14 volts. The cluster stores a code B1317 high voltage at module. The test proc...
2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Rev limiter VIN: 2FMZA57257
I replaced the transmission range sensor as it was seizing up and causing it very stiff to select the gears. After replacing the sensor now the vehicle cuts fuel at 3000rpm and won't accelerate beyond 40KM/H. I scanned for DTC's and none were found even after ...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46Y68
Hello all. I have an f450 in my fleet that has given me problems for over 6 months now.I changed the pump in January and everything was fine until a week ago. it is giving the same symptoms as it was when the pump was replaced. The fuel pressure is fine until ... Trouble codes: P0191
2004 Honda Accord LX 2.4L compressor VIN: JHGCM56114
this one looked pretty obvious it had only .5lbs r123a in the system recharged the system and now blows ice cold at idle but the minute you give it gas or acclerate the compressor shuts off the pressures look good the low side is 30psi and the high side is 160...
2005 Honda Accord Hybrid 3.0L Burning oil VIN: JHMCN36495
Okay we have the 05 Hybrid. It was burning oil badly fouling spark plugs and creating a misfire. We replaced the rings and noticed a little play in the guides while we had the heads off. Cost for a head set on one of these gems is around 400 a side. Due to th...
2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L A/C compressor VIN: KM8JN72D06
A/C compressor stops operating after 10 minutes. Checked data and evaporator temperature sensor is reading 84 degrees when compressor is not operating. the solor sensor is reading 0 volts. Is this normal? Could it be the power transistor or the humidity sensor...
2006 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L low beam lights VIN: SAJWA82B76
both low beam head lights do not work all other lights work has code b2249 head lamp rely short to battery cant find any information on this code or where the rely is located. any information would help.
2007 Jeep Wrangler X 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA24177
Hi, I have this problem Jeep which keeps throwing the same two fault codes P0138 and p0155. The car was at the dealer for 6 weeks before coming to me. They replaced all the o2 sensors and the PCM and they still have the same faults returning. They said they oh... Trouble codes: P0138, P0155
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L No Start VIN: KNDJC73313
A no start basket case. I have no B+ to the coils. Alldata shows the red wire powering the three coils (diagram B-b1b)and going to the Ignition Failure Sensor. There is continuity between these two points. At the IFS the diagram indicates B+ on wire #1 (blue) ...
2013 Lincoln MKT 3.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2LMHJ5NK2D
Lincoln MKT I had a bad fuel pump in this car. Checked power and ground to fuel pump, All OK. I tried jumping the old fuel pump with my Power Probe Hook and regardless of the Amp setting it kept setting off the circuit braker in the Power Probe Hook. I ordere... Trouble codes: P0627 (Fuel Pump A Control Circuit Open)
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCGG8HB6A
code p2237 will come on after driving 15miles, o2 sensor is new , truck runs good no drivability issues, no vac leaks or exhaust leaks, o2 switches and looks like left side. I dont seem to have a good diagnostic flow chart -alldata and identifix. any and all h... Trouble codes: P2237
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Stall VIN: 4M2ZU86W82
Hi i have this 02 montianeer with a 4.6l that has an intermittent stalling problem at idle. I replaced the idle air control vavle and mass air flow and cleaned the throttle plate it doesnt always stall sometimes you can drive it for a day before it will do it ...
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A32B2FF8B
Hi Mitsubishi Techs, We have a 2011 galant in that the customer just bought. The vehicle shows signs of having less than professional front end repairs done and the radiator has been replaced. The radiator is not the correct one. It is not the DOR unit that... Trouble codes: P1541
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Warning Lights VIN: YS3ED49AX4
Attention saab techs, i have a very well maintaned car w/ only 39000 miles on it, customer states that every morning on cold startup abs, tc, airbag, etc... All illuminate for about one minute then go off, otherwise all is fine. I suspected alternator output l...
2008 Sterling Bullet 55 6.7L Engine VIN: 3F6WK76A68
I am no diesel man, so I hope there is an easy fix that I have overlooked here. This truck will crank and want to start, but will not run on its own at all. I checked the operation of the in-tank pump by pulling the supply line to the CP3 pump and commanding t...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B54
Okay, so this car came in with no real running issue, just a check engine light. Codes were for brake vacuum malfunction (vacuum pump was leaking), and had codes for very small leak in evap and incorrect purge flow. Replaced all breather/vacuum hosed around in... Trouble codes: P0441 (Incorrect purge flow), P0442 (Incorrect purge flow)
2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on, add DEF lamp on VIN: WVGFK9BP4B
Truck towed in for no start due to DEF tank being run dry. Customer states he didn't get a warning. Filled tank,turned on ignition and let sit for a couple of minutes. Cleared PCM code,start engine.Still get add DEF message (will not start in 30 miles).Same co... Trouble codes: P2BA7
1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L Front pump VIN: YV1LS5727V
Customer installed used trans. & engine. He installed a new torque converter seal & both axle seals. after he got it all together & driving he noticed trans. fluid running out of front of trans. ( inside of bell housing)He thought the NAPA seal he put in was a...
2010 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0L tpms reset VIN: YV4992DZ2A
Just replaced sensor. Drove it 40 miles, has not identified the new sensor. All tires at 35 psi per placard.

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2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19XX3
Thanks everyone for the help I found the cam sensor had shorted out causing the no power to both the crank and cam sensors. Replaced sensor and all is well starts and runs fine. Found by unplugging sensor
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1AL55F66
Thank you all for your input. IATN rocks. I was able to program with no problems with my Snap On Pass Through Pro. I was on the phone with TIS tech support for an hour and they couldn't get it. But you guys did. Thanks again. Brad 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).
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L valve body gasket VIN: 1FMZU77E21
Thanks for the help guys. I replaced the valve body with a rebuilt unit. Customer has had truck for a week now with no complaints.
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L long crank times VIN: 1FTBF2B62B
Thanks for all the replies, ended up having too much resistance on the wiring from the fuse box to KAPWR at the PCM, rather than tearing apart wiring harness to find the problem we ran a new wire from the PCM power relay to pin 62 (KAPWR) at the PCM. Thanks A... Trouble codes: P1633 (Keep Alive Power Voltage Too Low).
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JNKCA31A61
As Carlos from Georgia suggested after I got the new IAC I measured the resistance on the new one on the four control circuits. They measured 22 ohms. I compared that reading with the old one and the winding was shorted between terminals 4 and 5. The other ...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L passenger front power window VIN: JT6HF10UXY
Gregg from Oklahoma hit it on the head and Dan from Arizona confirmed it. We replaced the RF window switch, did the relearn and problem is gone. Vehicle has been gone for over a week and follow up with client was good. No more issues with window. Thanks again ...
2013 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Fuel gauge VIN: 1C6RR6GP1D
I could have sworn I tried pressing every button multiple times with no success, blo and behold knowing and following procedure it worked. Temp guage was bad in cluster. Looked like someone had been in there before. The temp gauge didn't have any drag to it as...
2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L ac compressor
woo.. I got ton of replies of this vehicle...thanks for everyone input. It give me really good idea. I want to answer few questions before go to conclusion... The pressure is fine on the unit when it is happen it just delay to kick on the compressor. the compr...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Readiness Monitor VIN: 3VWPG71K97
Sorry for the delay in closing this request. Found MAF sensor out just enough to keep secondary air monitor from running. After replacing MAF with OE part, secondary air monitor would run, and store code 001041 (p0411) Incorrect flow detected. Rechecked combi ...
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