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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L 3-2 shift, 2-1 shift VIN: WAUML54D21
Hello, I am reaching out for help on my personal car. I have owned this car for 25K miles and have always had transmission issues, like many other audi/bmw/jaguar, etc ZF equipped cars. It is the reason the previous original owner sold the car. I purchasd ...
2005 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC48H85
car came to our shop with code 16395 (P0011) cam adjust , home not reached . tested the actuator solenoid , scoped with cam adjuster grounded and ungrounded . timing marks are off . pulled valve cover sixteen links between cams . reajust timing belt tensoi... Trouble codes: 16395 (camshaft adjust home not reached)
2008 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F18
car came in for CEL and starts oddly and stalled once but restarted. I checked the fuel pressure and it was stable and in specs. flow chart indicted the high pressure pump was bad. so i replaced it along with the puck and high pressure sensor. test drove a... Trouble codes: P0087, P2296, 05491 (left electro-hydrolic motor mount open circuit)
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Door lock fobs VIN: WBAVT13546
Hello, folks. I replaced the vehicle battery on this lovely piece of German over engineering, and now the door locks do not work with the remotes. Every thing else seems to be working. The door locks work from the central button on the dash, but neither fo...
2012 BMW 750i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAKA8C56C
It's been a long time since I asked for help. To be brutally honest I'm kind of lost on this car. It came in a week ago with P2096 (BMW Code 118602). The trouble tree in Alldata basically said to replace the Bank 1 A/F Sensor. I did, reset all the monito... Trouble codes: P2090 (Post Catalytic Fuel Trim Lean Bank 2)
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L No throttle VIN: 1GBJK34688
Hello all, we have this duramax in the shop that we would like some feedback on. (Such as, what the best, and quickest way would be to find the problem) the truck will intermittently lose any and all throttle response. When this happens, the DTC P0652 is s... Trouble codes: P0652 (5 Volt reference 2 Circuit Low Voltage), P0193 (Fuel rail Pressure Sensor), P0678 (Cyl 8 Glow plug Circuit/Open)
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Abs VIN: 1G1ZC5E17B
Car came from another shop asking if I could program a ebcm they diagnosed and replaced. I am using Pass Thru Pro II j2534 that i reprogrammed several cars with it with no problems. When I accesed my subscription every time i get an error message(( E4398: ...
2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GCHTDFE9C
This things kicking my tail. I installed a engine that was under warranty and after the install the engine will idle normal until it gets warm and it will stall at idle. Restarts and I can watch the desired idle counts start out around 950-1000 rpm with ac...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 3C8FY68824
Hello all. I have a fun one here. This vehicle originally came in with transmission shift issues. that were traced to a bad pcm. replaced pcm and now the can of worms was opened. first we had misfire codes and poor running issues. traced to faulty new pcm....
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L Shift VIN: 3D7HU18Z02
Long story short installed a used (reman) tranny because the old one was smoked made a horrible noise and wouldn't move. Anyways it has a new filter and fluid its full. Can drive the truck only shifts one time which I think is the 2-3 shift but Its delayed...
2012 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4L engine VIN: 3C3CFFBR1C
Now after having this apart many times, inside and outside to get cold again...we can conclude the only time it leaks is if the engine is less than 20 degrees F. When it leaks, it immediately starts slinging from the timing belt. As soon as it runs 1-2 min...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR14E21
Start and runs great. After letting set some time it will start. Have not had this problem when I have driven Truck. Do not what to start replacing parts.
2004 Ford Excursion XLS 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU41L74
Did a tune up with motorcraft plugs and replaced the intake manifold due to coolant leak. the spark plug electrode was melted. Anything I should check for. I see it to be a common problem but couldn't find any causes expect for helicoil issues. Trouble codes: P0305
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Fuel VIN: 1FTPX14V16
Vehicle came with in with an intermittent shake at idle, some time it runs normal, very smooth. Then suddenly starts to just vibrate. It's not a misfire vibration and the contribution test shows cylinders to be firing correctly. But it's just a shake that ...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L tire light on VIN: 1FTFW1ET1B
Have a2011 ford f150.the tpms wont relearn. bcm constantlly shows start in ignition switch state pid. any one ever seen this before?
1996 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Misfire VIN: 1GDJC34J9T
Hi, Started working on this truck with a complaint of "smelly exhaust" and check engine lamp on. Scan test showed P0300 and P0305 logged in freeze frame data. Freeze frame showed misfire was a cruise, 61 mph @ 2300 rpm. Misfire counter goes into the thou... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
2004 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCM66514
04 honda accord came in with heat only coming out of passenger vents, driver's side vents cold. This a auto temp. Dual control system. I check for codes found b1233, open in the driver's air mix control motor circuit. Check the circuit did'nt find any issu...
2014 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4NJCBA2E
This Compass intermittently sets code P2173 and idle goes up to 2000 RPM. Electronic throttle control light illuminates. Cycling ignition resets idle and can drive normally. This occurs at idle and was worse cold. Tested for vacuum leakage and found leak a... Trouble codes: P2173 (High airflow/vacuum leak detected slow accumulation)
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDYPE8CC8C
Gray smoke hard starting and no power. Fuel pressure 4875 psi idling and fresh fuel. New egr valve and exhaust pressure sensor. Loosen exhaust system to check for restrictions. Swirl motor test ok. Some times it will run fine most times no power. Any ideas... Trouble codes: P1560
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31D91
Hey guys, first time post here This maxima has a crank no start going on. checked for fuel pulse, looks good. Starter does turn over but will not start engine. Security light is ON at key off engine off, security light is OFF while trying to start. Not ...
2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX93D98
I initially scanned vehicle but had no generic communication. Had to let car go because customer could not leave car. At the time didn't have factory k30 key for snap on versus so was not able to check factory communication. - all lights were off and tried... Trouble codes: P0600 (Can problem), P0600 (Can problem), P0600 (Can problem), P0600 (Can problem)
2014 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.0L abs VIN: 3VW2K7AJXE
2014 vw jetta having multi codes 01679 lf speed sensor signal,also 00283 lf speed sensor circuit,01325 tpms no signal ,no communication,also b10b3 passenger seat ods . I reseted engine off rescan no codes.soon as i started the vehicles lights came back on ...

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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JH4DC53056
This one is still not fixed. I have cleaned the throttle body and done the idle relearn procedure as posted in 2 replies. This did not change anything. The PID for idle learn says "not completed". Not sure why. I have checked MAP, while the reading is high, I ...
2007 Cadillac STS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DW67727
Group, I could never get away from all the coil codes. The car liked my new one so I replaced all the coils and that took care of the codes. I also found a bad downstream o2 sensor and replaced while there. Why it started giving codes for all the coils after r... Trouble codes: P0351 (Coil 1), P0352 (Coil 2), P0353 (Coil 3), P0354 (Coil 4), P0353 (Coil 3).
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GC5KXBG9A
Thanks to everyones help. The cam pin was sheered off. Why. Who knows. Thanks for all the help
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Dimmer Switch VIN: 1FTRW12W98
Thanks Guys for all the help. Short answer was an orange illumination circuit wire at the radio was shorting to ground on a bracket. It was such a slight short that it would not show up using a test meter. The suggestion to install low amp fuses on all five ...
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L lifters VIN: 1GKS2MEF9B
it was the head gasket!!! i decided to remove the right head AGAIN but this time when i removed the gasket i reached into the cyl and noticed that it was overhanging just a little. hmmmm. measured the diameter of gasket - 100mm. measured the left gasket - 1...
2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA69S63
I ran a smoke test and everything looked good except the throttle body shaft was leaking so I swapped it, but didn't help. I pulled a big vacuum line with the engine running to connect the vacuum gauge and the RPM shot to 3,000 as expected. The vacuum looked... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected).
2014 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L fuel monitor VIN: 1C4NJRBB9E
thanks for the input. I was able to confirm an update to correct this issue by the dealer. They would not give any further info though and just said that if I have others to just direct to the dealer for a pcm update.
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT6HF10U2Y
So far everything tested within specs that was listed above except the MAF again. We are looking into changing the throttle body this week and seeing if that will fix the problem. We found a bad PCV valve during this process.
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Camshaft VIN: 4JGBF2FE0A
Sorry this is not helpful. I have not seen this vehicle since my first post. They dumped the car through the auction due to a multitude of other issues.
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Stall VIN: JA4LS31H6X
Finally got her fixed. I checked maf again and found was doing fine. I found the fuel consumption module was fried. What was happening was as I drove it started getting hot and somehow interfered with fuel pressure. I think more than likely someone had jumped ...
2016 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L No Start
Hi, Unfortunately the dealer would not touch this vehicle because it was deemed salvaged. The customer has decided to just relist it in the auction. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to reply! Trouble codes: 00125, 00201, 004F8.
1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G8ZJ5270S
Thanks for all the replies. I finally got some time to tear into this again. It turns out the timing was off. I was surprised it started and ran with the timing off. All my fuel trim and o2 readings back to normal. Still does smoke some but I think it?s more b... Trouble codes: 45 (Rich Exhaust).
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