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2012 Acura MDX 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HNYD2H82C
The vehicle came in with two cylinders missing. We checked the coils and put new plugs in and did not help. The compression is good . We decided to adjust the valves and when we found that none were really out we put a couple injectors in for good measure ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0306
2013 Audi S8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WAUA2AFD9D
Dear Friends: We ignored the transmission fault since we read the bulletin and the dealer has to re-code transmission, however it should not affect the engine or transmission. Car is hard to start it idles low and surges and exhaust smells real RICH. VE... Trouble codes: U1113 (00- Function Restriction due to Faults in other Modules), P1749 (Transmission control unit Incorrectly coded.)
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco 1.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1PJ5SC8C
this is a code that will clear but come back after restarted. Have checked timing marks multiple times. Code was not there prior. Camshaft sensor is OE Crankshaft sensor is aftermarket. Oil appears to be clean as it has been here prior for regular oil chan...
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GC3KYE83F
customer complained vehicle shut down while driving and will not restart. I am not a diesel guy need help. Pumped primer ball with gauge on test port to 10 psi. while cranking engine over it pulls 1 inch vacuum. desired fuel rail pressure while cranking is...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KF23C52
hello all, we have a 2002 dodge ram 5.9 cummins that is giving us some problems. as stated in the repair history, a new ecm was recommended after we found multiple voltage too high codes, but found nothing abnormal when tested with a meter, which indicated... Trouble codes: P0112, P0237
2004 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Cluster VIN: 1D7HG42N84
The cluster on this has intermittent operation. Was inoperative yesterday when testing, all lights on, no gauges work, odometer says (no bus), PRNDL flashes park to low over and over. Code U0155 lost com with cluster. Powers and grounds to cluster good, .4 vol...
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 TRX4 5.9L lockup VIN: 1D7KS28C77
Have air checked through the case it is fine replaced converter and pump twice tried Valve Body off of 47re no change. sonnax triade ( regulator, manuel valve and 4 spool switch valve replaced) This one has me stumped. This unit has lasted through 3 engine...
1996 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L cruise inop VIN: 1FMEU15H8T
Bronco came in with no cruise complaint and transmission lock up converter working erratically. Checked voltage at cruise from stoplight switch found 12 v on both sides of stoplight switch. Stoplight switch is working correctly. Found voltage was coming ou...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE40F5X
Thank you up front! This vehicle is extremely hard to start. When it does it will run for a few seconds and start missing really bad and shut off like the fuel was cut off. You can eventually get it to run but it only seems to run on the left bank. I repla... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM codes Detected), P0267 (Cylinder 3 Injector Circuit Low), P1273 (Cylinder 3 High to low Side open), P1271 (Cylinder 1 high to low open), P0263 (Cylinder 1 Contibution Fault), P0275 (Cylinder 5 Contribution Fault)
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FADP3K25E
Body shop removed balancer bolt, thought it was keyed to crank. Sent it to us, to check for valve damage. Removed cams to perform leak down test-4% all cyls. Used cam tool kit to set cam timing. After repair- no start. Compression- 70 psi all cyls. Scanner...
2012 Jeep Compass Limited 2.4L Transmission VIN: 1C4AJCCB5C
This Jeep Compass came running. the owner informed that it failed to start one night. Next morning, it started ok, with check engine light on, and while driving, it lossed power, they stopped, turned it off. Restarted, and it felt ok, until the next power ...
2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS58V08
Hello all. I have this nissan 2.5 that is not starting.no spark ,no injector pulse.The ecm is not grounding the fuel injectors.I cant get communication from the ecm.Also when turning key on there is no check engine light and the cooling fans run all the time w...
2012 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0L accessory power socket (front) VIN: 1N6AD0EV1C
Manual says the relay for the power socket is behind the left kick panel. I cannot find it. Does anyone know where it actually is?
2005 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L engine output
this vehicle came into shop with a low power complaint. scan revealed acceptable fuel trim values and therefore i used data for ve tests getting 85-89%. loosened ehaust anyway and drove with no change. compared scan data timing pid with timing light and ma...
1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.2L Brake light on VIN: 4S3BG485XT
I have a 4/96 Subaru Legacy outback AWD with abs and no traction control. I replaced a seized caliper and brake hose and now I can't get the brake warning light to go off. I know it is not the sensor in the master cylinder as I have tested it and it is dis...
2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Mechanical VIN: JTEBU17R67
Chain on drivers side cylinder head broke. Can someone tell me if this engine is an interference type motor I've looked everywhere and can not find out for sure if it is or not I've called the dealer, they couldn't tell me, I've check'd Alldata, Ident...
2008 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Abs VIN: JTMZK31V78
Toyota Gurus... A shop called me to program an ECM. When I got there I saw it was a used ECM. I programmed the VIN and jumped the DLC pins 4 & 13 for a half hour and it started. But a scan revealed ABS code C1203 ECM Communication Circuit Malfunction. The ...
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L 4 Way Lights VIN: JTDKN3DU6A
4 ways flashing constantly and they blink faster as you drive and increase the speed. there is no way to stop them blink unless you take the fuse out. Had relay tested and it is good. I disconnected the ABS module and lights quit blinking. Wonder if anyone...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUBFAFL8D
We ended putting back the oil separator and high pressure pump so we could run the engine again to listen to the noise again. I then took off the oil separator to look inside with a bore scope at the springs and rockers and as far as I could see everything loo...
2010 Cadillac SRX Performance 3.0L Service Stabilitrac message, trac off light on VIN: 3GYFNEEY1A
The issue seemed to be temp sensitive, usually triggering the warning on a cold start.I continued to chase the blue pair, circuits 6105 and 6106,both would light a headlight from connector x202 to steering angle sensor, yaw sensor, and rear diff module. but, t...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L battery drain VIN: 2CNDL23F36
Thanks to everyone that responded to this post we have this vehicle fixed! After extensive testing and checking wiring diagrams over and over the brown/white wire at back of instrument cluster that had 12v was not supposed to that is the mil control circuit. T...
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L H-Brake Cable VIN: 1GCZGFBA9A
Thanks for the help.Had to remove the lever.Self adjusting ratchet was seized up.Cleaned and greased,works like a charm.All you techs out there on the IATN site,keep up the good work,we all run in to a problem from time to time,excellent place to find a fix.Th...
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FADP3K21E
Thank you to everyone for your input on this problem. I found that the parasitic draw was only found when the alarm system was active, upon further diagnosis I had found water intrusion on the SJB aka BCM. Replaced SJB. Pictures available upon request to my Em...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN46DX4
1994 Lexus SC300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8JZ31C5R
Hi every body! First thanks for your help. I really appreciate it. Finally this old thing (24 years) is fixed. It was the PCM. The situation got more problematic due to the vehicle age and that the calibrations was for a STANDAR transmission which made it mor... Trouble codes: 24 (intake air temperature circuit open or short), 31 (volumen air flow sensor circuit problem mass air flow sensor MAF), 78 (fuel pump control circuit open or short).
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WMWML33539
We believe this vehicle is fixed; I just checked with the customer and he has not had any more problems. (at least none related to this). Thank you for your responses; it was suggested that the DME was the likely culprit since the coils are directly powered by...
2010 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Vvt P0017 VIN: 5Y2SP6E80A
My recommendations based on the amount of slack in chain was to replace timing chain, gears,tensioner guides ad related. The car has gone back to the used car dealer as it had been purchased less than 30 days
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: JTEGH20V82
updated info is also the repair.thanks to all that replied.been driving the past 2 days and all is normal.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 4T1BE32K62
Thanks to everyone who took the time to read my help request and reply. The car is finally running. Marios, Todd, and Andrew were pretty much right with their suggestions. The solution was to find a locksmith who had the proper equipment to reprogram the immob... Trouble codes: B2795 (Immobilizer system unmatched key).
2010 Toyota Tundra 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFUM5F15A
We decided to have Toyota do their "warranty" sticht on the Secondary Air system. We'll set up for customer when he ready. Trouble codes: P2440 (Secondary Air Injection System Switching Valve Stuck Open Bank1).
1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Not sure VIN: WV3AH8701V
Thank you for the assistance. Still looking for the problem. The weather has turned bad with snow and ice so will be awhile to get it on the road to verify the noise. Replaced a suspect check valve at the egr solenoid. Will update further when I can get back o...
2007 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWFU73C87
The oil level sensor didn't fix it! I monitored the recorded Measure blocks 106/1 fuel rail pressure and 140/1 Fuel Quantity control valve closing angle and when problem occurred, rail pressure dropped from 21 bar to 6 bar, MVB 140/1 went up to 115 from 45. At...
2014 Volkswagen Jetta Comfort 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
ok so the car is fixed, we did more testing and re-testing and didnt find anything conclusive. but we found a tsb for the load calculation software update, it didnt fit our symptoms exactly but we didnt have anything to loose. so we sent the car to the dealer ... Trouble codes: P0507, P0068, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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