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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBFAFL6A
Group this vehicle has a check engine light with no running issues. Customer states cam sensor was replaced several months back before they moved to our town. They had a receipt to show me which shows it was replaced. I have checked wiring and is good. I p... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam sensor)
2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WA1DGAFP9D
Got an Audi Q5 that the cooling fans run with the vehicle off at random times. Will kill the battery. Had fault 6454-p068600 ECM/PCM power relay control circuit low. This fault has not returned and, we figure it was because the battery was low. Can't find ...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Engine VIN: 1G4HP52K14
This is an intermittent problem. Sounds like a serpentine belt noise but we took the belt off and noise still remains. Noise is variously a squeak, a rubbing noise, a bearing noise? Comes and goes. Remember, we took the belt off. Stethoscope says transmiss...
2015 Cadillac Escalade Luxury 6.2L Driveline VIN: 1GYS4BKJ4F
I have this '15 Escalade, I replace the 2 front tires due to worn out inner edges, they are the same brand, size and model as the rears, Bridgestone Dueler HL Alenza plus. 285/45/HR22, the rear are worn about halfway, 7/32. Driving at speeds over 30 mph th...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
Here we are again. 1996 Chevy Cheyenne 7.4 motor. I got it from another shop as if I don't have enough problems of my own :) This truck cranks and it almost wants to start. The other shop replace the fuel pump module, distributor (made in Taiwan) and crank...
2006 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.5L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS13686
This thing has me scratching my head. Driving down the road it goes into reduced power fault, starts running rough, then stalls. On restart there is no fuel pump or starter when you try to restart. let it set for 2 min. It will start and run fine. Until it... Trouble codes: P0101, P0455, P0068
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L battery VIN: 2GCEK29J09
Hello friends we have this 09 silverado with a battery draw,we replaced the under hood fuse and relay box due to corrosion on several fuse and relay legs. The truck first came in around thanksgiving,thats when we replaced the battery. this vehicle used to ...
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Center engine mount VIN: 3C4FY48B62
I don't have much history on this car. I am in the process of replacing the head gasket. Both upper and lower mounts are broke. But the issue is when I pulled the metal bracket in center of the engine in front of the timing cover. Noticed the rubber mount ...
2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF4HY0E
Vehicle came in with cel on, flashes intermittently, lacks power when cel was flashing. Had dtc p0300 and p0309. Plugs were worn (.070-.080" gap). Replaced plugs, boots and #9 coil and cleared codes. During road test, under load on a steep hill 4500 rpm an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2008 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDJK39K58
The truck was running flawlessly before the cam roller dropped out on the intake lobe of number 7 cylinder. After the install of the new head, rollers, and push rods number 5 and 8 cylinders have a bad misfire, but not a dead miss. The problem basically di... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Head Gasket VIN: JHMES95695
Thank you in advance, gentlemen, for sharing your experience with the engine on this hybrid. I need to remove the cylinder head, and Identifix says to remove the oil pan (which means removing the subframe) before removing the timing chain cover. I know tha...
2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4L No Start VIN: 5NPEC4AC7C
Group hope I have a Hyundai expert on here. This Sonata came in as no start. Scan found no codes. Had a bad end on the battery ground. After replacing it with a new end it fired right up and always started. I drove over 20 miles different conditions no pro...
1992 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Manual transmission VIN: 2J4FY29S6N
We did a clutch replacement on this Jeep because the slave cylinder started to leak. (thanks Ford) When we drained the manual trans fluid it was cloudy, bordering on milky. The vehicle was given back to the owner and he was having an issue downshifting fro...
2010 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L heater VIN: 1J4PN2GK5A
hello friends we have this 2010 jeep liberty,with little to no heat. we tried flushing system, and new t-stat, also flushed the heater core with presurized water and flusing compound. i also just checked the function of the mode door and it seems to be wor...
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSF2D48D
Vehicle sets code after being driven. Removed intake manifold & check grounds & voltage at each sensor, appears good, inspected all 4 sensors & knock sensor harness, all looked ok. At customers request, replaced all 4 sensors & harness, reassemble, reset E... Trouble codes: P032D
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTHBF30G13
Hello!! I have this 03 ES 300 that I reflashed the computer with new software reguarding shift enhancement. On road test after flash I noticed all kinds of shifting problems. Harsh shifting. delays in shifting and just not smooth shifting. I came back disc...
2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost 3.5L Check Engine Light VIN: 2LMHJ5AT8D
This Lincoln is throwing code P0016 for Bank One VVT Crankshaft/Camshaft correlation. I explained to the customer that this was either the valve or the actuator and told him the expense of replacing both. He wanted to gamble with replacing the valve, which...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Oil pressure VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
Customer complaint of oil light comes on at idle and the gauge drops at idle when the engine is warm. Off of idle the light goes off and the gauge reads in the middle. Customer installed a new sending unit no change. Verified low oil pressure with a mechan...
2011 Porsche Panamera 3.6L stuck in service mode VIN: WP0AA2A71B
Technician entered Service mode before replacing rear discs. Probably didn't have to - too late now. Eight step calibration "grind-in" drive ends up showing error, sometimes on the very last step. We followed the instructions but still missing something. Y...
2006 Saturn Ion 3 2.2L Scan Tool VIN: 1G8AJ55F16
The vehicle came in with a CEL on. The vehicle came in running without any issues other than a CEL they wanted diagnosed. I attempted to scan the vehicle and found no communication through the scan tool. I am using an Autel Maxisys Elite. I thought that wa...
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2GPACC0F
ustomer came in with CEL on, found the P0016 and P0018 codes. Replaced crank sensor, codes came right back. I have not had a lot of experience with these new Subaru motors, has anyone seen or dealt with these codes before? Other than the CEL on, the car ... Trouble codes: P0016, P0016
2013 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Transaxle VIN: 5TDBK3EH7D
Hello techs, This Highlander is exhibiting a strange whining/whistling type noise at exactly 48-54 km/h. It is louder on decel then on accel. We cannot duplicate this noise all the time, and never on the hoist, only on the road. Sounds like its coming f...

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2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9DG8A
Many replies refer to the ECM driver going bad. I think that is probably the case. I referred the customer to the dealer. When I know the fix I will post it. Trouble codes: P0306.
1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCT19W5S
Thank you to Glen for being so quick you were right about the Brick. I had completely forgot about that (one of the prices of getting old is the loss of,of,oh yeah memory. haha) I borrowed one and everything popped right up. And to all of you that offered help... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor problem).
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L smell VIN: 1J8FF28W88
Well, after several days and almost 80 miles of test driving, I believe I found the problem. Several people mentioned rich fuel mixture causing the CAT to overheat as a possible cause; that was the first thing that occurred to me as well early in the ...
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 5.0L Stall VIN: SALSF2D42C
Well we took a chance and just went with a low pressure sensor and low pressure shot up to 65 and maintained!!! still a bit lost on why the low pressure sensor fixed it. the readings for voltage are exactly the same as the old sensor. Oh well this headache is ... Trouble codes: P0087.
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBNG70J53
Talked to Manny Marquez of Newark NJ who is a member here and he told me he knows how important it is to get these cars fixed and off the lot. And he'll get them fixed and back to me in the blink of an eye and Blah blah blah. Sent him the switches and keys...
2012 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Oil in engine harnes VIN: WDDHF5KB0C
Calling this fixed with replacement of all cam position sensors. We found oil in all cam sensor plugs, ME-SFI front connector, a little in intake temp sensor plug, injectors and O2 sensors clean. We got some internal MB info that this is happening and is due t...
2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L Gas cap lifgth on VIN: 1C6RR7GT7E
All great advice, customer has a long trip, over 500 miles, to go on and said he would bring back in if after and light is still on. Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap leak), P0441 (Purge valve flow).
2006 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2.4L Draw VIN: JTMBD32V76
This car never acted up again. No moisture found on the interior anywhere. Customer will return if problem persists. Thanks to all who took their time to give me ideas. John
2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1VWCS7A3XE
well I am going to call this one fixed. it has been gone for over a week with no complaints. the last reply from steve must have been what I did wrong. I didn't reset anything I just drove it so it must have relearned on its own. thanks for all the replies and...
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