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2012 Audi S4 3.0L mounts VIN: WAUDGAFL4C
Hi everybody. I have vibration problem with this S4.I does it at idle (700 rpm). If I increase idle to 1200rpm it gets much better, not perfect. You can't feel it on the chassis, only on the body (fender, doors and seat). I installed all the mounts with go...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L whistling VIN: WBAVB73598
Car dropped off with a whistling noise. Pulled codes no codes in system. Checked pcv system checked o.k. Smoke test engine can not see any leaks. The only time i can get it to do it is under acceleration at about 1500 rpm.Noise sounds like pvc system. Remo...
2007 Cadillac DTS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KD57Y67
2007 Cadillac DTS- Was trying to reprogram a old fob. Was not the correct one when this event started. May be a coincidence. The fob was not the correct one. I went to the program stage to try to program but realized after trying i had the wrong fob. Now t...
2004 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L air bags VIN: 1GNCS13XX4
This Blazer was a deer hit that deployed the bags replaced bags and changed the module it had deployment code The module came out of the same year Blazer but the service number was different plug was the same. Cant commuicate with the other module The on...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CNDL63FX6
Greetings ladies and gentlemen: Customer has a concern that the vehicle didn't start while parked. First time happening. Had towed to us but tow truck driver said he found clicking noise (as if bad/low battery) and when he jumped started, vehicle started... Trouble codes: P1626 (Theft Deterrent Fuel Enable Signal Lost)
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L Engine VIN: 2CNFLCEW3A
Vehicle was towed into us with a no start. Customer stated they were driving down highway and engine just shut off. Upon arrival at our lot we tested compression, found zero in all cylinders. Removed valve cover and found timing chain was very loose, could...
1995 Chrysler New Yorker 3.5L Stall VIN: 2C3HC46F5S
Car starts & stalls, interior lights & door locks inoperative along with HVAC controls inoperative with fan blowing on high. BCM DTC says communication failure, data line tests ok along with power & ground at BCM also testing ok. Replaced BCM and now every... Trouble codes: C0UNT, 12 (Ignition Count - 1 Battery power to module disconnected), DTC
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Excessive Cranking VIN: 1FALP57U6V
When car originally came in there was a complaint of excessive crank time. Problem was verified and sometimes engine would crank for up to 15 seconds before starting. Put a fuel pressure gauge on it and it barely primed to 15 psi and never really got any b...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heat VIN: 1FAFP56U53
regular customer brings in this nice 2003 Taurus 3.0 Vulcan for a lack of heat while cruising. Car has excellent Heat at idle and under hard load (driving up long incline) SCAN TOOL DATA - At idle in service bay and at traffic lights temp is at 205'...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU53887
alldata said to check pids for correct then check linkage for movement. when I activate runners with scan tool here a grinding noise and if I activate runners and push gently on the linkage they will move as they should but with the grinding. seams to me t... Trouble codes: P2004, P2005
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 3.5L CV Joint/PTU VIN: 1FMHK8F89B
Had to ride along with customer for a while to duplicate. Finally heard a brief faint popping/clunking when she would turn. Further test driving it myself, I found that it is easily duplicated by coming to a complete stop. Turn the steering to the lock,...
2015 Nissan Leaf S .0L brake pedal VIN: 1N4AZ0CP4F
Every time you hit the brake on this initially or accelerate from a stop there is a clunk noise. I am looking to see if anyone has seen this. I think it has to do with whatever goes from the brake pedal to the regenerative braking. The vehicle is only driv...
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L Abs VIN: JTEEW41A89
Today i did a Memory Reset on special function, and code C1345 linear offset valve not learn appear, i try to do function for learning with no results, aditional when i try to do air bleeding for the front wheels there is no pressure, please help me..
2008 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Misfire VIN: WVGBE77L48
Help...doing a smoke test in the morning looking for vacuum leak and then will be doing a upper engine clean in the morning but could use all the help i can get...thank you Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Clyinder 3 misfire)

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2004 Chevrolet Classic LS 2.2L rack and pinion VIN: 1G1ND52F64
thanks for the replies. we put a new rack in, instead of reman and welded in a stronger tab to mount it the subframe. there was rust underneath the broke section of the rack and we're thinking the rack broke first.
2009 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L U0101 hard code VIN: 2C3KA63T99
Thanks Daniel [...] YOU NAILED IT! The problem was the relay 24 in the trunk had gone bad not powering up the #37 fuse. It's strange that none of the diagnostics even mentioned this. Thanks for all the help!
2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L rADIO VIN: 1ZVHT80N59
Wow thanks for the great help. Was able to plug and play this radio. It really helps having some information to help when you are not sure.
2008 Honda Accord EX 2.4L door lock & washers VIN: 1HGCP26818
Thanks for the 3 replies. Very confusing system. The 3 codes all pointed to the drivers side body module. As suggested I looed at the door locks and washer problem separately and ignored the codes. I checked the washers again and could only see the problem bei...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJKX6249W
Thanks everyone once again for the leads. After hours of tests I was looking at the firewall bulkhead connector and out of the corner of my eye, way, way, down low just above the bell housing there was an electrical connector disconnected That was my problem. ... Trouble codes: U1135 (Ignition status not obtained).
2017 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5L Radio Climate Control VIN: 5N1DR2MN6H
We had a shorted AV Module and replaced that. The system worked for a short time and quit. After double checking fuses and looking for wiring issues to no avail, we started unplugging modules and when we unplugged the air conditioner amplifier the A V module w...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Transmission VIN: JTEGH20V82
Thanks for all the responses. Almost everyone agrees that the trans has to be replaced and the PCM replaced or rebuild. With the miles on the car, the customer has decided not to make repairs on the vehicle.
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