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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L All VIN: WA1EV74L07
Owner states he got home,parked, next morning car was dead, no lights on dash, no windows, no accessories, radio, etc. Installed new battery, no change. I've checked fuses under seat and relay box in engine compartment, fuse boxes have power. Bypassed relay ne...
2009 Audi S5 4.2L Oil Level Sensor VIN: WAURV78T29
Replaced oil for 125k service, no issues, fired up checked level and good but dash keeps displaying "drain oil". replaced level sensor and oil again has exactly 9 quarts and still says drain oil, drained 3 quarts and still says drain oil level, been servicing ...
2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L vehicle VIN: 5UXFA13554
This X5 has a shudder, almost a thumping that can be felt in the floor/seat when taking off hard from a corner. It operates fine in a straight line. Disconnected the motor on the transfer case as I have read here, and it now will spin a rear wheel on take off ...
2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5UXWX5C59B
As the engine warms up, idle drops to normal rpm, until car rolls the least bit in drive or reverse. At that moment, idle raises to aprox. 980 rpm (In gear or park/ neutral) and stays there until engine cools somewhat & the process repeats. To be clear, the i... Trouble codes: CD930
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1G6DV57V19
Vehicle came in with reduced power. Found mice had eaten the wiring harnesses for both fuel injector rails. On first startup, you could hear what sounds like a misfire thru the air cleaner. Once the vehicle warmed up, 30 seconds, this sound would stop, idle se...
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury 6.2L gm supernav radio VIN: 1GYS4HEF3B
Want to install a used radio, i have reprogrammed gm radios with theftloc activated in the past on the truck chassis with doing a sps program and never had a problem,on the car lines i just did vin relearn with tech2 and the truck ones always had to be done wi...
2000 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L cranking VIN: 3C3EL55H2Y
Good morning guys thanks in advance . I bought this car for my daughter from a customer he thought the motor was no good it had a broken flywheel common on chrysler. Before I replaced flywheel I noticed it would do like a half crank when turning the key to sta...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L right front power window won't work up or down VIN: 1FALP45X9V
Ok Ford guys, need your help. Right front power window stops working at times. Sometimes nothing up or down, sometime up only or down only. Its a convertible and the other three windows work perfectly. It Will suddenly fix itself and work normally thru repeat...
1997 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L right front power window won't work up or down VIN: 1FALP45X9V
Ok Ford guys, need your help. Right front power window stops working at times. Sometimes nothing up or down, sometime up only or down only. Its a convertible and the other three windows work perfectly. It Will suddenly fix itself and work normally thru repeat...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 1st and 4th gears VIN: 1FTPW14504
Hello transmission experts. I have this 2004 F-150 that will shudder/jerk/go neutral and then grab in first gear. Second and third gears are strong. Fourth gear is fine until you back off the throttle, then it will erratically go between 3rd and 4th gears. (I ...
2005 Ford F650 5.9L Right Turn Lites VIN: 3FRNX65F55
Hello truck techs... Problemis with this truck is that the right turn signal and the right turn signal arrow in the instrument cluster comes on when you apply the brakes. This truck is a vehicle recovery truck with a rollback on it. I disconnedted the right tu...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L dash IPC VIN: 1FTPW14V79
OK I'm running out of ideas Customer brought vehicle in with numerous warning lights on IE tpms brake light SES light on No turn signals AC inoperative and Can communication errors .Scanned and we have numerous codes in both ECM and BCM Turn signals don't work...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1ET0B
We've had trouble repairing a misfire in an ecoboost. Found relative compression good, fuel trims indicate a slight rich condition in bank one @ -7, and -2.2 in bank two. As load increases fuel trims normalize. Will not misfire in first or light load instances... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2)
2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0L switch VIN: 3FA6P0D98D
This Fusion generation have problems with both sides steering wheel switches because illumination leds stoping working. Affects one or more small keys symbols. Despite not a big deal (switches work normally) my client wants all leds working... In this car I f...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Ping VIN: 2HKRL1855Y
Hello fellow techs.This Honda has us chasing our tail. It came in with a complaint of a rattle on acceleration with a rough running feel. The customer stated that it sounded like a diesel.This happens most of the time but at times it does not.It runs fine othe...
2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L timing belt VIN: 5FNRL38979
Hello All, To start I want to preference this message with the fact that we are a high volume shop with a lot of qualified technicians. Over the past month we have had two Honda 3.5l V6 engines come back after doing a timing belt job within 15k to 20k miles w...
2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 5FNRL5H62C
Hey Techs, this is for the Honda guy's out there. Got a 2012 Honda Odyssey that came in with a P0145 and a P145c stored for insufficient flow. I did replace the canister purge vale and checked for good vacuum at valve! I do not have a smoke tester but upon vis... Trouble codes: P145C, P0497 (Evap Failure)
2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire VIN: SALTY1242Y
Hello Techs, Thanks for looking at my post. This vehicle is is with a check eng light that is on an flashes at times.It also has a miss that is more noticeable at times and on acceleration. Has new plugs and wires done prior to coming here. Testing and no spar... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P1590 (ABS Problem)
2001 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L engine runs good VIN: 1N4DL01D81
Hi every body and thanks for your time and your help. I have here 2001 nissan altima 2.4 a/t, customer problem is that this vehicle can`t complete all the monitors to pass the smog inspection. Egr monitor is the one that no matter what you do still incomplete....
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE46K17
Hey good people of IATN, this Camry we are working on melted the positive battery cable, all the wires bundled with it, and the fuse box from the battery all the way to the underhood fuse box. The battery hold down fell off and shorted to the positive battery ...
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Charging VIN: WVGEM77L24
I have excessive voltage drop (1.5v) on the alternator battery cable and need to replace it. Access is very limited and i am unclear if engine may have to removed to do the job? My local dealer says they have never done one... Anyone have experience changing t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2013 Cadillac XTS Platinum 3.6L Headlamp Leveling VIN: 2G61T5S38D
Alldata says nothing about this, but if you purchase the GM subscription for SI, it says that if the vehicle is equipped with air suspension the suspension calibration may need to be done first. I performed the suspension calibration, cleared codes and the hea...
1999 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22G2X
It's fixed, installed the new BCM and Mobile Programmer came by and programmed the key to start. However even though it now cranks, it would not start. The programmer was a retired Peugeot tech w/ 21 yrs experience and some extra years working on assorted Asia...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L windows, locks, interior lighting , dash lights VIN: 1GCHC23U23
Thanks for all the replies. The key to finding the fix was in the fact that when the scanner was connected only the dome light coming on and the 3rd brake light did not function correctly. Printing out wiring diagrams showed one thing in common and that was in...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, No misfires felt VIN: 3GNFK16368
The vehicle is repaired! A replacement engine was delivered and installed yesterday without any logged misfires. The crankshaft variation relearn ran on the first try. Thanks to all replied with help for my post. Several people replied with help regarding the ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Manifold VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
Hi everyone, i had a lot of great replies on this one! After reading most of the reply's i have come to the conclusion that Dorman manifolds are JUNK! I replaced the left manifold again using a Ford manifold with Ford gaskets and studs and sent him on his way....
2002 GMC Sierra 3500 8.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3GDKC34G92
It is time to close this request, even though the truck is still sitting in my shop. I did a compression test and all numbers came back between 155 and 165. A smoke test showed nothing from the intake, or anywhere else for that matter. An injector balance test...
2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L radio VIN: 1GTHK23285
thanks for replies but i can see this will not work so i will not drag this out any longer .i will install after market radio and thank you again
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L Radio VIN: 5NPEC4AC3B
Sent the car to a radio shop. There was a problem with the mother board in the trunk.
2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L rear springs VIN: 1J4GL48K87
well here is the summary: The consensus seems to be that this is normal. I got the jeep back in today and measured the ride height, it is 95 mm on the rear. Perfectly within specs. Another thing I did was to measure a new shock hole to hole, it is 22 inches, s...
2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo 4.8L Hesitation, long crank VIN: WP0AC2A70B
It did end up being the high pressure fuel pump. Replaced that and it is running fine now. thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P1023, P1026, P1030 (Fuel high-pressure sensor stuck), P0190 (Fuel high-pressure sensor).
2012 Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L lifter VIN: 3C6TD5J28C
well i went and punished it this morning,after about ten miles she quit hammering and all is well. thanks for all the help guys
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3FD49Y77
Well... with the head between my legs I have to admit I've made a rookie mistake. Basics...basics...basics. After talking to Michael [...] a bit about data values I abandoned that and went for compression wave form. It is however very difficult to get a de...
2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L compressor, rear blower, mode door VIN: 5TDZA23C26
I wish i could say I fixed it but that's not the case. There's no way to get codes out of the manual system. The only system that was affected was the A/C. i had to ship this one out. Thanks to all that provided information.
2012 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Transmission Oil Cooler Thermostat VIN: 5TFHY5F11C
OK so as is usually the case I suspect I created this problem & oh how easily it happened!? unless someone else had pushed this pin in previous to my doing so? First off when I pushed it in I used a flat blade screwdriver like All-Data suggests & I remem...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWCT71K46
FIXED! First of all thank you everyone for your suggestions and thoughts; very much appreciate. Most of you nailed the issue. It was the wiring harness in front of the starter. I took out the air box and idled the engine. Pulling on the harness caused the e...
1998 Volvo S90 2.9L back lighting VIN: YV1KS960XW
Secured connectors on instrument board as instructed. Didn't seem to help until everything was reassembled, works! Thanks Much
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS68235
HELLO TO EVERYONE sorry it has been awhile since I closed this but I wanted to be sure it was fixed. like many suggested I removed the reset valve on the intake side and replaced the o rings and after a long drive the codes returned so I bit the bullet and... Trouble codes: P0026 (Inlet Camshaft Sensor Faulty).
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