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2009 Audi S5 4.2L Cooling System VIN: WAURV78T49
Hello Audi Techs, We have lots of oil in the cooling system, the coolant reservoir is full of oil. My first thought considering the mileage is the cylinder head gaskets or a cracked head or both. We don't have much experience with these Engines and we woul...
2001 BMW 320i 2.2L ASC And Brake Light On VIN: WBAAN92050
Issue: Car displaying ASC light and red brake light in cluster constantly Have checked fuses, ok Checked power, ground and CAN wires at ABS module, all looks good There were codes in ABS module with 2 road speed sensors codes but cleared, drove and...
2008 BMW 335xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVD53598
Vehicle came in last month for a missfire . We determined that the driver for the rear bank was bad in the dme. We replaced and proggramed the dme . We test drove the vehicle and it was all good and customer picked up vehicle and brought it back the same d... Trouble codes: 30FE, 3100 (Boost-pressure control deactivation)
2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXZW0C51D
Vehicle came in for egr low psi fault,Cleared code and sent customer on his way until he could schedule it in for service,Next day came back in on a hook,no start cranks but wont fire, or fires but dies shortly after starting,Was able to clear codes and ge... Trouble codes: 46C0, 4121 (Engine ecu main relay), 47C4, 4A27
2013 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAFU7C50D
Hello technicians we have this bmw at the shop no start condition no compression at all the cylinders maximum compression 30 psi at all cylinders we remove the valve cover timing looks good no evidence of oil sludge fuel pressure spark injectors everything...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Engine VIN: 2G1WT58NX7
My customer has a 2007 impala. They called me because their car has been sitting over the summer as they are a college student and gone for the summer back home and their car stayed here. Upon returning to resume fall semester classes, she found that her c...
2009 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 4.0L abs VIN: 2A8HR64X09
Hello Techs, This vehicle came in with the red brake light, ABS and TRAC lights on. I have a WiTech2 and found code C2116, upon further diag we found the ABS module was bad. We replaced the module with a new factory part, performed the initialization and a...
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7UT2HLXA
I have a truck that will intermittently throw a p0191. The Fuel Rail Sensor was replaced about a month ago. The wires right out of the connector looked pretty bad so I put a new connector and pigtail today. The truck was also due for LOF and Fuel Filter so... Trouble codes: P0191
2011 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Controls VIN: 2B3CL5CT2B
Vehicle came in with recirculate button flashing, when scanner is attached and HVAC is selected the system shuts off completely, and will not allow any functions. System constantly calibrates the door actuators and recirculate button in the media display g...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L VSM Module VIN: 1FTWX33F92
We could not get any communication with Vsm or keyless entry module & was dead. Key fobs, dome light, & door locks all inop. We changed the module, & now can get data, locks work, dome light works and fobs work. Problem now: Both door ajar switches work op...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L36
Greetings and Happy Friday to all you wizards of iAtn. I need some insight. Or if someone could tell me EXACTLY what is wrong that would be good too. This van came to me needing some air conditioning work done. No MIL on, running fine. Pulling it into the ...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L battery VIN: 1FMCU9D71A
Hi Gang,need your help on this Escape,battery goes dead overnight,there is 7 amp draw all the time,pulling the fuse one by found no change,disconnected battery feed to alternator no change ,what I know if I disconnect the yellow/red wire from the engine co...
2005 GMC Sierra 3500 SLT 6.6L Starter VIN: 1GTJC39205
Hey everyone, I have been asked to look at this C3500 with a no crank condition. I found the ecm not grounding the starter relay. I checked for security problems with the scanner and no codes were found. Found codes stored in the ECM for loss of communi...
2009 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L reduced power mode VIN: 1GTGG25C59
I have a 2009 Savanna here 4.8 with a P2135. Customer changed the accelerator pedal, And tp sensors .I didnt like the way he used the kit to change the tp sensors so I changed the throttle body with a standard product. When the van came in it would throw t... Trouble codes: P2135
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Steering VIN: 1J8GW48S62
Customer states when turning right, the turning radius is less than turning left. When I look at it, steering wheel have 1 and 1/4 turn and right have less than 1 turn. Customer already have this checked by other shop and they recommended pitman arm and dr...
1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E7R
I have been working on this old Benz for about a year now trying to solve this intermittent stalling issue. What happens is the car starts and runs fine. drive it for about 5 miles no problem. all of the sudden you get a stutter like a misfire. then the en...
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Navigation VIN: 4S4WX86D07
This seems to be the month of mysteries. This Tribeca goes along and then the navigation goes dead and the brake, ABS and traction lights come on for a bit and then everything is ok for awhile. Engine never quits and car still supposedly runs fine while th...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L oil VIN: YV4CM59216
Hello friends, we have this volvo XC-90 5cyl. turbo in the shop,it runs but the amount of smoke coming out of the tail pipe is hard to believe. i automatically thought the turbo internal seals were blown, so i contacted a company that rebuilds turbos and t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1986 Chevrolet C30 Custom 7.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GBJC34W9G
My post received 40 replies, most ever for any of my help requests so it seems that a lot of Techs were interested in this problem. Well it's a "DAM" MIRACLE . We did nothing else but replace the missing Air Dam below the front bumper and WA LA , its fixed. Tr...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WH55K91
First, Thanks to all who responded. Second of all, this is the first time I have ever posted. I should have listed more info, not knowing I could only update one time.I had checked power and ground at the ICM, replaced the ICM with 2 different modules. Checked...
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X14
So. So far this one is fixed talked more with the customer and found out problem only occurs when its wet out side. Removed distributor cap and found alot of carbon build and track marks from arcing. Replace cap rotor plugs and wires and has been gone for a we...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCEC19X54
Well I would like to thank everyone for their help. Everyone was pretty much on the same page. A timing problem. Came in and removed the distributor cap. The rotor fell out. Customer had replaced cap and rotor prior to me getting the truck. Once I fished the s... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam crank corrolation).
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L Fuel Injector Pulse VIN: 1FMEU15H9R
I new MAP and computer fixed this truck. Everything is bolted back together. I drove it around the block and got the rust off the rotors. Now back to the customer for a clean-up, as it was sitting for some years.
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L brake lights VIN: 1FMCU94165
I would like to thank everybody for their replies. I checked everything that was suggested and finally sent power down the red/green wire that leads to the right brake light and tripped the circuit breaker in my power probe... now we're getting somewhere. i ha...
2009 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5L steering shake VIN: 5FNYF389X9
Sorry guys its taken so long to get back. We had a nightmare axle stuck in the hub. Broke one 10 ton and bent my 20 ton puller and wasted a lot of pb blaster. It also proved to be too much for the heat wrench. We ended up replacing the whole spindle. The vibra...
2009 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L door locks VIN: JHMGE884X9
Thanks to the 4 replies, I've concluded that the probable components that need replacing will require the dealer to do the programming in order to get the component recognized by the PCM. Some of the immobilizer components are in the fuse box under the dash su...
2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L Suspension VIN: JTJBT20X96
Replaced bags, all is well, Thanks Guys. Had wear in the folds.
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BL1V88C
it ended up being carbon on valves i guess it is common on mazada Trouble codes: P0204.
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEPM6244P
We are totally frustrated with this car. Dozens of replies with good info but nothing made a difference. All sensor checked good as well as voltage and grounds. No vacuum leaks, good fuel pressure and volume. Any sensor unplugged will make no difference in... Trouble codes: 173 (137 -), 137.
2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L heated seat VIN: WP1AB29PX5
Thanks Chris and Greg! The owner forgot to tell me a crucial information: "The seat was replaced from a donor car, and it is when the problem started". He was not sure from what year. So much time wasted, but a good lesson. The seat module was always awake, w...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L programming security VIN: 3VWJM71K19
Thank for all the help and suggestions. Our diagnosis was correct. The local VW dealer "could not do it" they tried and were unsuccessful. I talked to the SA and offer to share some of this information with his Tech...he said "our techs don't take calls" he do...
2012 Volvo XC70 T6 3.0L a/c operation/overheating VIN: YV4902BZ4C
Thanks to all you guys for your suggestions,sorry for the delay,the customer was in Russia and could not reach him,in this case i might have over analyzed the problem,as you guys suggested by disconnecting the battery over night the ECU acted normally from the...
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