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2011 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Engine starting VIN: WAUZZZ8K5B
Hi all tech Car came in with no start, customer been driving along all a sudden car stopped engine not running, scan the car engine Ecu no fault Find faults on abs 01314 Ecu no signal/ no communication-intermittent And same fault code on start-auth Kessy p...
2008 BMW 335i 3.0L power steering VIN: WBAVB73528
Was helping my son replace the power steering pump in his 2008 BMW 335i. A power steering hose came loose, dragged on the ground and lost all fluid. Drove car 9 miles home. Power steering pump was destroyed. Ordered new pump, drive belt, tensioner, and mai...
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.6L Power Steering VIN: 1G4GA5GD7B
About 2 years ago I replaced the power steering pressure hose on this vehicle. Hose was from GM, no aftermarket available yet for this vehicle at that time. Since then I keep having leaks at the banjo bolt to power steering pump connection. Sometimes lasts...
2006 Cadillac SRX 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63716
Morning Techs, Have this SRX with a 3.6. Came with a code p2188 and code P0420. The problem is when I watch scan tool fuel trims seem normal. The converter is positively dead- which we just installed it about a month ago, so I figure the code p2188 is dest... Trouble codes: P2188
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2GCDC14KXJ
Vehicle stalls intermittently. Restarts fine. Came into shop DOA on flatbed due to no start. Diag bad module. On inspection Distributor had normal slop in shaft from ware being original. Replace distributor as unit and replaced coil as well. Now Vehicle st...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1ZH57B48
got this Malibu that is surging at idle and stalling seems worse after running for awhile, when taking off has low power that is mild to severe at times. if you slam the throttle in park it will just stall 9 out of ten times, fuel pressure stays at 50 psi ...
2013 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Stabilitrak VIN: 1GB0G2CG3D
The stabilitrak light is on with code u1826. Does anyone have any information on this code? I can't find much info.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Electronic VIN: 3A8FY68866
This car starts runs and drives perfectly. Upon the second startup it immediately stores codes for the transmission. The following are the codes. p0218 transmission high temperature activated. p0718 transmission sensor 1 intermittent. po613 Internal transm...
2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L a/c VIN: 1D8GU58608
Hello everyone, I have a dodge nitro that is giving me problems. It came in the shop with an a/c compressor that blew out like it had over pressure on it. One of the techs said the compressor was locked in and running with no Freon in it. I never saw it. I...
2014 Dodge Charger Pursuit 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 2C3CDXATXE
I have a problem Police charger here with 5.7 Hemi. We did new camshaft, lifters and complete valve job with new valves 3 months ago.It has a noise when the MDS system is activated that sounds like a faint "Jake Brake" and goes away when MDS goes inactive....
2011 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L Occupancy Classification VIN: 1FTEX1EM6B
Vehicle came in for the Air Bag Warning System light illuminated. Retrieved code B002:12 (OCS system weight sensor/bolt ā€œCā€ sensor or circuit fault) and performed the tests for the code. Tested circuits to sensors for continuity, resistance & short to powe...
2012 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid 2.5L Compressor VIN: 3LNDL2L34C
Car came in for ac blowing warm. Found the compressor was not working. Pressures were both high and low side at 100psi. Replaced the compressor with a new one and now the pressures are low side 60psi and high side 150psi. The dash vents are left side 71 de...
2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L Dme VIN: WMWSU3C56B
Vehicle came in for Timing Chain Noise, tech removed valve cover and inspected timing chain play. I believe they ran and moved the vehicle in the lot with the valve cover loosely installed and missing the coil ground not realizing the consequences. Vehicle...
2002 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L compressor VIN: 4T1BF28B12
I don't have a Techstream so i can't get all of the data. The control panel sends a ground (verified) to, accordins to diagram, the upper control panel which puts it on the buss to the pcm for compressor command. the pcm says compressor on:no. I can go int...
2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDS42A78
Thanks to everyone once again. This question will relate to other toyota evap systems. First off to start the day i had a 2009 rav4 come in the shop with a mii light on. Codes were p0441 p0455 p0456 all evap leak codes. Used smoke machine at the purge valv... Trouble codes: P0441, P0455
2012 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L No Ac Clutch VIN: 5TDYK3EH0C
Hello and thanks for reading this one came to me with no ac and ac light flashing on dash. Has a b1424 for solar sensor stored (hard fault) im pretty sure that wont prohibit system from operating. Have evacuated and recharged with 1.8 lbs (has rear ac) tes...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M15
Vehicle concern of ses light verified retrieved dtc p0130 vacuum leak repaired, o2 b1s1 and maf replaced. P0130 only returns when accelerated never at idle. Fuel pressure within spec, no exhaust leak or restriction, performance is perfect! Trouble codes: P0301 (P0130 O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Engine Performance VIN: 3VWHL71KX9
Thank you in advance for your help! We had this Jetta TDI towed in with a no start. Another shop diagnosed the high pressure fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel injectors as needing to be replaced. I confirmed their findings - metal particles in fuel filter, ...

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2013 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WAUR2AFD1D
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Illumintation lights VIN: KL1TD56687
Well this one is sort of fixed. No one was really able to help me on this one. I stated that I was working on the illumination circuits not the room lamps. So apparently there was some confusion there. I tried swapping out the dimmer switch but no changed ...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L high speed fan VIN: 2A4RR5DX8A
Sorry for the late post the van left and came back. tested power to the pressure switch while ac was on no power to the switch. Traced wires along the front side of the engine and found the harness on the back side had rubbed through the harness and actually h...
2008 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L master switch VIN: 1D8GT58688
removed window switch and found pin configuration was different. found out that dodge has a special programming for the switch and you have to special order the matching switch to the matching module. you cant just replace the switch unless you do both module ...
1993 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Hesitation, Hesitation, Hesitation, Hesitation VIN: 1FTEE14Y6P
The Fix ended up being the Ignition Control Module. This was a remote installed locaton. Yes it drove like a plugged exhaust like most commented. Put exhaust back pressure gauge on again and pressure was below 2psi. Then with [...] and Timothy suggestion on...
2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDUF5HT3D
Thank you everyone for your replies, I went ahead and did a overlay on both of the CAN wires at the connector mounted to the parking brake bracket. I did a drag test prior on the terminals and they had great contact but chose to overlay due to common faults in... Trouble codes: U0155, U0140, U0102, U0151, U0100 (Pats lost com with Pcm), U0101.
2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GKS2JKJ5F
They decided to trade it in so we will not be repairing this rig. The plan was to pull the head and get a first hand look at the damage. Also was going to inspect the cats for melt down and do an injector balance test. I would have liked to determine what h...
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Monitor VIN: JTEGH20V72
Hello everyone and thank you all for your replies and insight. First the fix then I'll address some of the other questions. Customer had picked up the vehicle to drive it as they had a scheduled long trip and the MIL finally came on during that trip. Set codes...
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