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Help Request Answers
2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JH4DC53056
Thank you to all who take the time to read & offer help. This Acura is driving me crazy! It came in with the problem of not stalling at idle & customer asked us to secure some loose wiring behind the front bumper. I found the fresh air hose torn almost in half...
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Comfort module VIN: WAULT68E93
Hello to all, we have a 450mil amp draw from the comfort mode, pull fuse 38 for comfort module. There are no codes in 09 and 46 groups. Have had many draw problems when latches are bad, but they all are working. Before we go nuts eliminating circuits, or c...
2008 BMW 335xi 3.0L Tpms (rdc) VIN: WBAWC73588
Customer states that TPMS light and "Inactive" has come on intermittently while driving, it has not come on since being at the shop with multiple drive cycles. Problem started with putting on winter tires/wheels. Message would come on and stay on. Wheel...
1993 Dodge D250 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KE23C2P
Any cummins techs that know these older systems i would be grateful for any insight you can give me. We are not a diesel shop & my knowledge is very limited. This is a good customer @ we are trying to help him out. The truck was towed in for a crank no s...
2013 Dodge Dart SXT 1.4L PCM Replacement
Using Witech 2.0, I'm looking for the correct procedure to use when substituting a known good or USED ECM. Since this vehicle has no WCM/WIN module, instead uses the newer RFHUB, how does one accomplish the "PCM REPLACED" function that the WCM/WIN/SKIM/SKR... Trouble codes: P0513, B1A28
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1723W
Hi Techs, This F-150 98 with 137K miles is running crazy rich. As listed above STFT1 and STFT2 are pegged at -20% @ idle and @ 3K rpms. F/P is good (34-37psi running). Modis reads no Faults on any injectors. Fuel pulse width is .01 (but not absolutely sure... Trouble codes: P1507, P0102 (MAF A circuit too low)
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L broken plug VIN: 1FTSX21576
One spark plug broke in head.The center electrode and ceramic stayed behind intact, only the upper shell came out. Tried to use an easy out to remove the electrode and it is now broken flush with the threads.Ceramic and electrode still in bottom piece flus...
2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JHMCG56642
Ok guys I have an Accord making me look bad. Vehicle was brought in for a timing belt & tune up. Replaced timing belt with aisin kit that included both belts, tensioners and replaced cam/crank seals. Performed a tune up with air filter & pcv, cap, rotor wi...
2006 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Dead battery VIN: JTJHW31U76
Car has 700ma draw unplug window master switch draw drops to around 50ma after 15 min. With key off and out of car open and close doors windows still go up & down. BCM is seeing drivers and right front doors open & close.It also shows doors open on IP. Rep...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, Hard Start VIN: 1MEFM55S02
Ford Techs, thanks in advance for the help. This vehicle has been in 3 or 4 different shops over last few months in an attempt for the customer to find a resolution to the problem she is having. All of the shops have sent her on her way saying they don't... Trouble codes: P0172 (System rich bank 1), P0175 (System rich bank 2)
2008 Toyota Tundra 4.7L Valve Clearance VIN: 5TBRT54188
The valve lash or (clearance) is too tight for the intake valves on cyl.#8 and exhaust valves on cyl.#3. I understand the wear on the exhaust valves. I've never seen wear like that on intake valves and seats. Has anyone seen this before and is there anythi...
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDR71K97
Vehicle needs to pass emission,Scantest for mil = P0411 check engine data and mode 6 ,Secondary failed 172 ,a pass= 230. Check for cracks in pipes none found.Perform Bi-Direction test AIR pump works ,delivers to solenoid,Solenoid valve also passed operatio... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air)
2013 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Clockspring VIN: 1VWBP7A3XD
Hello VW experts and experts in general. We are seeing more and more of the clocksprings out of these vehicles. The cars come in for no horn, SRS light on, no steering wheel button controls etc. We installed a new OEM clockspring in this vehicle for the...
2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L cam timing VIN: YV1TH59255
replaced timing belt, waterpump and vvt pulleys. I need help setting up vvt pulleys. I set them up, put when I would recheck my marks they would come up correctly but the cams are not correct, I used the correct tools,but each time I set it up one or both cams...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBANE73546
Yes to all that said plugged cat!! Back pressure front cat no more that 1psi rear 4 to 5psi! Ouch! The only reason that we can think this plugged was due to the exhaust cam seal rings being bad, had all cylinders showing misfires before that repair. Unless the... Trouble codes: 29D2, 29DF1, 29D0.
2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HD57267
This was a tough one but its fixed! I was able to determine that when the problem occurred I had spark and fuel injector pulse wasn't losing any reference voltage or grounds. Eventually it started to do something a little strange which was , the tach would s... Trouble codes: P2433 (Secondary air pumppressure sensor).
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1D3HV13T69
Thanks for the suggestions guys. The problem turned out to be an internal short between pins inside C2 at the PCM. Fortunately I had a 2010 Ram 5.7 here for other issues so I compared voltages at C2 on it. Some of the pins in C2 will have varying levels of vol... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire).
2009 Ford F-250 Super Duty FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTSX215X9
we never did correct problem but customer continued to drive and plow with truck and caused internal engine damage. customer took truck to ford
2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Lights, Cluster VIN: 1FDUF4HY4D
I replaced the cluster and that fixed the problem with the cluster going in and out. I did not experience any more problems with codes or exterior lights coming on or off either. I had inspected all CAN lines for damage under door sill plate and found none. Oh...
2013 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 5.5L start stop VIN: WDD2120742
Firstly thanks to all respondents, all respnses were valued and especially the offer from Steve [...]. I was already progressing with the team at Autologic so carried on with them and we eventually got this one sorted. Anyway , the fix was to replace t...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1N6DD21S5W
Thanks to all who replied. Because there was a bad connection at the ECCS relay (the vehicle's ECM) the vehicle's DTCs, Freeze frame, LTFTs etc. were lost whenever its engine was turned off. Hence, the vehicle never broadcast a huge lean condition DTC c...
2014 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S3BMBA68E
Hey everyone. Thanks for all your response. We are pretty sure that we have a communication problem with the ECM. We scoped the CAN Hi and CAN Low and we found a bad talker at the ECM. We are going to run a few more tests but if anyone has any info or would li... Trouble codes: B1572 (Immobilizer Circuit Failure except antenna circuit), B1578 (Combination Meter Failure).
2011 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2T1KU4EE1B
Removing the remote starter did not help. The stall occurred again. I finally replaced the PCM. Then the car has been Towed to the dealer where they perform the PCM programation. After the fix was confirmed, the customer decided to change her car and traded it... Trouble codes: P0010 (Camshaft actuator), P0013 (Camshaft actuator), P0328 (Knock sensor), P0343 (Cam timing), P060E, P060D.
2002 Volkswagen Lupo 3L 1.2L shift mechanism
After a lot of testing I found the problem. When You drive uphill gearbox ECM calculate angle of the hill using engine load, car speed and other parameters. When I get to the top and I want to drive on flat road car think it is driving uphill and does not cha...
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid 1.4L safety VIN: 3VW637AJ6M
Hi to all of you , and Thankyou very much for all of your time and help . To pass the car to someone else to fix , or get the special tools , such as ,glove ,align centering mandrel (T10515) and scanner ... It is not a call for me to make . That is the owner ...
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