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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L Liftgate VIN: WA1EY74L37
Rear hatch does not operate. Looking for a little direction on this one. Shop key and Alldata are a bit vague on what controls this function. As far as I can tell it is the motor in the left hinge area that has a control unit built in? It can be controlled...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Low Power VIN: 3D7KU28644
Performed troubleshooting steps IAW service manual. Everything is pointing towards an ECM. However when checking resistance between the 5v supply circuit and return circuit at the MAP sensor connector I get a reading of 34.5M Ohms when probes are connected... Trouble codes: P0237 (MAP Sensor Voltage Too Low)
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L lights VIN: 1FAFP56U65
This Ford will start and run, but dash and all lights electric windows, etc. are dead. Scan tool will not talk to smart junction box or dash modules. almost all the fuses in the SJB are dead no power. Started the Ford test, and have power and ground. next ...
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L crank no start VIN: 3FAHP08117
I love FORD!!! Hello, we got the vehicle cranking no starting from customer I checked DTC and doubt PATS When keys on immobilizer is fine I try to erase all keys and re-program. no starts it over and I change transceiver and re program keys no workin... Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS ignition key transponder signal is not received), B1601 (PATS received incorrect key-code), P1260 (Theft detected engine disabled)
2011 Ford Focus SE 2.0L turn signals, a/c, brake warning light VIN: 1FAHP3FN1B
Got a strange one here! Randomly and with no warning, the turn signal indicators on the cluster and a/c clutch will stop working. When this happens, the actual turn signals in the front and back do work, just no indication on the cluster. A/C clutch cuts o...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38677
Hi Honda Techs, we have a 2007 odssey that came by a few weeks ago with a p0300 random missfire code set but no complaint of missfires felt. we cleared the code and client drove vehicle for awhile and check engine light came back but then went out befor... Trouble codes: P0300
2008 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18778
We confirmed that power is getting to the canister shut valve. Using a power probe, we are able to open and close to shutvalve. When closed, the fuel tank pressure valve values change appropriately. When we use the Maxisys Pro to run the evaporative emissi... Trouble codes: 2422 (evap/cannsiter)
2006 Hummer H3 3.5L right rear turn signal VIN: 5GTDN13606
This 2006 H3 Hummer came in with right brake light staying on. This truck uses same wire for brake and turn signal light. We checked brake light switch to make sure it was not staying on and it was not. We unhooked turn signal switch to make sure we were n...
2002 Jeep Wrangler X 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA39S42
This Jeep came into the shop with misfires on cylinder 4 and 3. Pulled plugs and they were in bad shape. While I had the plugs out I did a compression test and leak down test on all six cylinders and they were within specs, I put a new set of plugs and a n... Trouble codes: P0353 (Ignition coil 3 primary circuit)
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Compressor and high fan control fault VIN: 1MEFM58UXY
Vehicle came in with AC inop. Performed system charge check, confirm compressor not engaging. Checked fuses and connections, relays. Scan found 1 of 2 fans inop with HFC Fault in PID list. Replaced 1 fan, can command on via tool after repair, however AC st...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Shifting VIN: 2MEFM75WX1
Thanks for your time. Neighbor tried to back their car out of the driveway one morning and it moved forward instead of backwards. Sent to shop who said needs $3K transmission (which is now about double what the car is worth). I scanned it and it always sho...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4M2ZU86E92
Got one here that has us puzzled. 2003 Mercury Mountaineer in the shop with HVAC blower fan operating always on high speed only. Vehicle does have automatic ATC AC/Heat. Fan does shut off when control or key is in the off position. Fan switch does indicate...
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Delay to D and R VIN: JF1SG656X3
Trans shift delay into gear from stopped, will disengage when coasting then slip into engage when back on throttle. Hwy drives great, up shifts good. I have no testing guide to follow in Identifix. No debris in pan or filter screen, did not cut open spin o...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69645
Hope you can help, We have a chronic P0021 code returning after a 2 stop test drive. When cold, Both the Left and Right side readings are perfect and Identical. As it warms up, The Left side actuated reading tapers off to "0" activity. Every now and then w... Trouble codes: P0021 (A Camshaft position - Timing Over Advanced or system performence Bank 2)
1991 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L engine VIN: JT4VN13D8M
truck was running till customer had upper intake removed to replace knock sensor..was told by unknown sourse it needed it,he put it back together and no start.truck is original owner and has done most work himself except for majoe things.the truck when it ...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 5TDBA22C24
This is my personal van. Overnight I have experienced a big hesitation while under load. What I discovered is the throttle valve opens only to 49% according to scan data and a visual on the plate confirms it doesn't open all the way while flooring the peda...
2008 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L No Start VIN: 5TEUX42N78
very peculiar problem with the Tacoma, towed in for no start.spins over, wont start. if you plug in the scan tool it will crank and run no problem.As soon as you un plug scan tool it dies.no codes, check engine light does work. Checked fuses and swapped re...
2015 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8L Red. Temp. Light On
IATN Couldn't decode the VIN so I am posting without one even though I have one, I've triple checked it & my Local VW Dealer gave me a price on Coolant Sensors with it. The only complaint is the Red. Temperature Light is always lit on the Dash. The level...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Dsa VIN: YV1VS29582
we have a 2002 Volvo S40 in here and when the DSA light comes on it puts the vehicle in limp mode. Checked for faults and have DSA-222 and DSA-221. The light and issues are intermittent and the vehicle runs great, up until then. There is not really a good ...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L RF Rotor VIN: YV1SZ59H84
NOV 9th 2017 @ 251,000Km replaced LEFT front Bearing and Sensor. No Issues. JAN 24th 2018 @[...] Replace front rotors - Zimmerman for Brake pulse [Front] under customer care [replaced 1.5 years ago] MAR 03 2018 Brake Pulse Complaint, Found RF roto...

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2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Z66 5.3L master VIN: 3GNEC12ZX6
Thank you all for your replies. Unfortunately i had to send the customer on his way, he's actually a very cool client. After much digging, i could not gather any info on the remedy to this noise, nor has another hydroboost vehicle entered the shop to compare t...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Air Bag VIN: 1G1ZH57B58
Sorry the customer & me have not got together to do some of the diagnostics. Some great input! Thanks Again, Willie
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L hot/cold door VIN: 1C3EL46X11
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y5S
sorry took so long.replacing the ecm and map sensor.Scanned ecm data was incorrect and map sesor voltage was to high causing rough ilde.Thanks guys for all your help
2011 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Trans VIN: 1GTW7FCA8B
Sorry to say the customer is a construction worker and they are busy trying to finish outside work before the snow comes. All the help I received makes sense and once I work on the van I shall add my findings. Thanks.
1997 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Leaks VIN: 1HGCD5633V
After speaking with, Walker, Bosal and A.P to confirm they do not make the pipe assembly necessary to get from the engine to the resonator for a Ca. emissions 97 Accord, I used the Federal front piece, found the necessary flange in the catalog and welded it up...
2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Fuel flooding VIN: WDBTK75G74
Hi to all and thanks for the help, turns out this customer somehow put diesel fuel in his tank! Sorry it took so long to answer what we found. That would explain why it didn't set codes. After driving it, it did set a code for a 02 sensor, I guess to didn't li...
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L front air struts VIN: 4JGCB6FB4A
thanks to all that replied the front shock on pass side started leaking bad enough that we could actually hear it replaced both front shocks and vehicle is doing well now for 4 days thanks again Russell
2015 Subaru WRX 2.0L Multi Function Display VIN: JF1VA1F68F
Hi everyone: I have not repaired this vehicle yet. Though the advice given is appreciated if you read the info I posted you can see how none could be correct. I'll update this when I get the vehicle back and repaired.
2013 Toyota Highlander 2.7L Engine VIN: 5TDZA3EH7D
After Going through a lot of Trouble trying to figure this out, we decided to just replace the new engine. After we Changed the engine everything work as it should. After they tear apart the old engine to see what was wrong with it I will update everyone with ...
2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L ABS, ETM etc. VIN: YV1TS94D6Y
Thank you to all who responded ! Anders kindly shared his experience that when dealing with intermittent problems a detailed log of fault codes, the times and frequency included, can help us establish the pattern. Also checking and cleaning harness connectors ...
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