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2007 Audi A3 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Low boost VIN: WAUHF78P37
Hello to all, when this car is cold we will get boost after a short drive turbo data stops boosting. The boost valve is working, N75, also we did find a torn diaphragm on the N249 valve that is common problem. Replaced with updated valve, it was better aft... Trouble codes: P0299 (Low boost)
2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUBFAFL8D
Hello Audi Techs, We have a loud knock and it sounds like it's on the top end of the engine around number 3 & 4 cylinders. It's not a rod, it's definitely in the valve train area. My question is has anyone seen this issue before with this engine? We have h...
1997 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19X5V
Vehicle came in with complaint hard starting cold. I measured fuel pressure and found fuel pump relay intermittently engages, when it does it will reach 60 PSI and run with 53 PSI. I back probed fuel pump relay feed at computer and it will engage 4 out of ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi Misfires), P0141 (02 sensor heater), P0147 (02 sensor heater), P1133 (02 slow response), P1153 (02 slow response)
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L shifts slugish & limp mode VIN: 1G1PC5SH4C
Vehicle came in on a trade. Noticed the transmission was shifting a little on the sluggish side. Fluid looked a little dark not terrible. Codes stored were PO700 & PO601 Test drove for 30 minutes, shut car off for 20 minutes then backed out of parking spot...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 2FTRX18L5Y
Hello, this truck came from another shop. Back in April 2017 customer complained about random no start. They found code P0602, they replaced ECM and programmed also replaced ignition switch and programmed both keys. Truck came back to them June 2017 for same c... Trouble codes: P1639 (PCM VID block corrupted / not programmed), P0118 (ECT circuit high), P1549 (Intake manifold communication control circuit malfunction), P1754 (CCS circuit failure)
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.2L Anti-Theft VIN: 1FT8W3B60B
So I got a ford with 1 key and asked to program a new key. This is the IKT (integrated keyhead transmitter) style key with the fob buttons built in. Hook up the IDS and go into PATS system. Perform key add procedure. No problem, locks cycle and key starts the ...
2008 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L Add fuel gas VIN: 1J8FF48W18
Jeep came in with customer complaint of filling the gas tank and the nozzle keeps clicking off every 2 - 3 seconds. We confirm the problem. Checked evap vent valve, canister, removed and still the same problem. We remove the gas filler neck and inspected t...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L insrument cluster guages VIN: 5LMFU28507
This truck was brought in with customer having problems where truck would sometimes not crank and when that would happen all gauges and dash lights on cluster would not come on. Intermittently the cluster would light up and truck would start and run fine b...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP85C64
vehicle drove in in, CEL on, TCS Light on, Battery Light on, no tachometer function, no speedometer function, Scanner reports PCM not present (Car runs)Charging circuit test good, Power and ground present at pcm, Main relay does not switch off with ignition of... Trouble codes: B1342 (Faulty Control Module Air Bag), U1900 (ABS Can Communication Bus Fault), U2516 (Can Wiring Open or Short), C1119 (TCS Tranfer Input Signal), B1318 (Low Battery Voltage at Module)
2006 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Starting VIN: JM1BK12F26
Customer complaint of battery goes dead after several days of sitting. The vehicle has a parasitic draw of .125 amps. I notice that the key on light in cluster flashes , don't know if this is normal or not ? All the door switches , trunk appear to be working p...
2009 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L No Start VIN: JM3ER29329
Vehicle came from 2 other shops, one of which was dealer. Engine was replaced due to broken timing chain. Used engine installed with new chains installed using alignment tools. Shop did not use alignment pin for crank sensor, only crank align pin along wit...
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L hard start VIN: 1070441202
The car takes a few tries to get running, but once it is running, it runs fine. If you shut it off and try to start it withing about 10 seconds it will fire back up just fine. I'm thinking the fuel is draining back. Also when it is shut off, the fuel accum...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA66E7N
Hello, I am struggling with this 1992 Mercedes SL500, The vehicle drives well but lacks power on acceleration, the check engine light comes on and has only 1 code (17) for the oxygen sensor, I have replaced the oxygen sensor twice, the last time with a OE sens... Trouble codes: 17 (oxygen sensor)
2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada SE 5.6L Unknown VIN: 5N1AA08B44
This vehicle came in from another shop. We researched issue and found that most agree booster causes problem with brakes locking up. We still don't understand how and neither does anyone else we've found. There are also many who have tried replacing and it...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W65
Good one here you guys. so this vehicule came in for me to program the keys in the used pcm they bought. After the change the car still had a intermitent no start so they got another one and I changed the keys again. Still the same problem so they asked me...
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2983X
Seeking some knowledge on this Boxster. Check engine light will return after 40 or so miles of driving. code p1123 / p1125 codes will return. smoke checked the intake and crankcase. we found the spark plug tubes leaking. replaced the tubes. resmoked intake sys... Trouble codes: P1123, P1123
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34135
truck came in with MIL on with misfire codes stored and intermittent stalling when coming to a stop. To the touch a really faint misfire could be felt. Removed a plug from both banks and determined that new plugs wouldn't hurt, installed and misfire could ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0307
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L 1st gear VIN: WV2EH8709V
We knew this would be a nightmare when we took it in. Very well maintained vehicle. The transmission shifted fine with no signs of a problem or slipping and then lost first gear suddenly one day. We checked the control module and then removed the transmiss...

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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Windows and door locks VIN: TRUTC28N3Y
We finally got this puppy open . Slapped the outside of the door and evidently tripped the microswitch. The door locks opened. Now to take door panel apart and check it out. Thank you guys.
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT434X2
ok - after replacing the vacuum solenoid , I ran it a couple of times cold to verify that is working and set secondary air monitor again . from morning cold it takes alittle bit - about 20-30 seconds for the 02 sensors to respond to air injection. and 2 hour s... Trouble codes: F5 (Secondary air system air flow too low bank 1.), F6 (Secondary air system air flow too low bank 2.).
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.5L Fuel gauge drops out
Well James nailed it.found that the park brake cable had rubbed through the wiring harness in the right rear wheel well.thank you everyone for the help Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor high volts).
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HV13T89
thanks for all the help its was 2 qly low on engine oil Trouble codes: P0344.
2012 Dodge Challenger SXT 3.6L Steering Gear/Pump VIN: 2C3CDYAG1C
Thanks for the replies. Dan is correct about the noise not being related to vehicle speed like a wheel bearing would be. You could here it during slow driving/steering manuevers but mostly steering at a standstil. I need to take my note back about it having pl...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSW21P27
We consulted with the customer about the possibility of losing the bottom end. We upsold a complete FORD studded drop-in. All is well. Thanks all
2009 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Torque Converter Slip? VIN: 1ZVHT82HX9
Thank you to all that posted help. In response to Bruce [...], don't think you are throwing me under the bus, your suspicions are true. I was only trying to do my best to fix the customer's problem without sending it to another dealership. I do not have much e...
2010 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCP2F76A
Have to use my summary to answer some questions. I did have the ignition probe hooked up and the spark plug is firing right on time.Right at top of compression stroke. The compression is at 200 psi. Spark plugs have been changed. I have good spark properly tim...
2012 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WP1AA2A26C
Thanks for the replies. Advised customer to let us try a carbon clean. Customer still has yet to return.
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Driver's window, sideview mirror and doorlock VIN: YV1CZ59H94
Thanks everyone for your quick response. I did go ahead and expose the wiring loom that goes through the door jamb and found no worn wires. To be sure I had good ground and power to the DDM, I hooked-up direct power and ground to the DDM, but there was no diff...
2008 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Timing Belt Tensioner VIN: YV1MS39048
Procedure is very straight forward, at 68 deg. F. rotate pointer to center of window and tighten. Use the new bolt required with the new tensioner, this was not included in the kit. At more extreme temps, rotate tensioner to left side of window @ -5 deg. F. an...
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