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2011 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUFFAFL8B
Have this Audi in with a complaint of a low oil pressure light on. Took car on test drive,all seemed normal with no light on. Have a code 5582 for low oil pressure switch malfunction. Someone has replaced the reduced oil switch F378. Put a mechanical gauge...
1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.7L Starting
I am not really an older car guy, but I have a customer with tons of old cars, so here we go. Customer rigged up toggle switch to operate starter because it would not start with key. I got into it a bit and this thing has been wired, rewired and rewired ag...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Water sensor VIN: 1GC4KXB68A
tHE OWNER OF THIS TRUCK POURED tractor fuel in this truck and I suspect that he got some water with it. Since then, the water in fuel msg has appeared on dash and he has replaced the fuel filter 4 times in 200 miles. Now I have it. First thing, I dropped t...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L invalid key VIN: 2A8GM68X47
no crank says invalid key seems to only happen after a hard rain, car was here 2 months ago with same problem, after it rained. are there any known problems with these not starting after it rains not sure what could be getting wet and causing this problem....
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L engine VIN: 2A8GM68X07
customer car stalled with no crank. laptop with Autoenginuity software discloses no codes present. monitoring the system, all transmission shifter positions record properly (PRNDL). Ignition switch modes all work accurately when graphed, no dash lights (in...
2007 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on, hard start VIN: 1D8HB48P17
As indicated by repair history this vehicle is eating TPS sensors. Customer indicated it happens when raining. We installed another sensor then ran water down windshield and it eventually caused TPS to fail. So we removed the cowl and the drainage box on p... Trouble codes: P0123 (high voltage TPS), P0068 (Map)
2014 Fiat 500L Trekking 1.4L Limp mode VIN: ZFBCFADH3E
While accelerating light throttle, on a slight up grade. Engine goes into limp mode, and there is no acceleration and code P2262 sets. till vehicle is shut off and restarted and then acceleration is normal. Customer says it happens once per day. have drive... Trouble codes: P2262 (Turbo Boost Pressure Not Detected - Mechanical)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L hear steering VIN: 1FMZU77E51
My tech replaced a rack for an extreme wobble in front end which after some research probably had air in system, I feel this thing probably needed a rack because we could not bleed this vibration out, just going straight down road it was violent.Anyway aft...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L ac system VIN: 1FDSS31L86
We have literally replaced this WHOLE system for the ac, front and rear. We have recovered the system and vacuumed it for almost an hr, and still getting the same pressures. We are just stuck at this point.
2012 Infiniti EX35 3.5L power seat fuse #10 VIN: JN1AJ0HR4C
This vehicle is blowing the #10 fuse on the inside fuse panel. This fuse controls driver power seat and interior lights. The fuse has a dead short but after 3 hours of searching we can not locate it. Has anyone had a common area were wires can rub though o...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Car towed in. No crank, no start. Found car cranks when starter solenoid powered, found ecm not grounding starter relay. Check engine lamp comes on with key on. Communication with ecm possible. Tachometer signal verified in value blocks. Check injector pul...
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S4WX86D07
Owner said he ran car out of gas and then when he got it started it ran very poor and used a lot of fuel. It had multiple misfire codes for five cylinders, but when I started it the only cylinder missing was #1 as verified by removing injector connectors. ... Trouble codes: P0301

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2004 Bentley Continental GT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBCR63W64
in deed we found water intrusion just below the engine ECUs was able to find 2 wires that had corroded to nothing, considering the body harness would need to be replace a $13,000 harness and aprox. 100 hours of labor i feel comfortable informing the client he ... Trouble codes: P1850 (-Auto trans fault 18258- Powertrain Data Bus Missing message from ECU - intermittent).
1986 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2L No Start VIN: 1C3BC55E6G
hi teem it took a little longer than i expected to close and didn't get a fix yet but here is what we done and found he insisted to change the fuel pump and i did, the pressure did come up from what it was the strainer look pretty bad but as some of you had sa... Trouble codes: 22 (ect out of range), 22 (ect out of range).
2012 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3H23C
This one turned out to be internal engine damage. I did not do an autopsy, but most likely a bad piston. After two weeks of carpooling with Dad, teenage driver admitted to over-reving the engine. Seems like MyKey programming will prevent speeds above 80 mph bu...
2014 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 1FTFW1CF4E
Thank you all for your help. The problem ended up being valve problem. I made 2 mistakes in my post. We did across the board compression test and all other cylinders tested 150 or above, sorry. The second mistake I made was not fully understanding the techs wr... Trouble codes: P0307, P0307.
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBJF65J21
this car will not be fixed due to the cust lack of interest .car went to charity , bought a toyota .the next step would have been to send the ME to Beckmann technologie for testing .i learn on this one .so , no time lost .the code for mixed wires at the accel ... Trouble codes: P0120 (M16/6 LINE MIXED UP deflection of throttle valve plate .), C1041, P0123.
2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Temp Gauage VIN: WP0CA29994
My apologies for not getting back on time. It's been super busy here. I guess that's a good problem to have. Well getting back to subject, I want to Thank you all for the replies you all had great answers. Far as the coolant lamp flashing we tested the coola...
2005 Subaru Forester XT 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG69645
After going over this vehicle many times, My original thought was correct. I had a Defective Oil Control Valve on bank 2. I had already replaced it as bad. I Tell everybody else, New doesn't mean Good. I should have listened to myself. Thanks for all your help... Trouble codes: P0021 (A Camshaft position - Timing Over Advanced or system performence Bank 2).
1983 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8859D
Although the mass/air flow meter tested good and corrected the driveability issue on another Volvo we just happen to have in at the time, it was the cause of our stumble. We were never able to get the fuel pressure up to specs of 35.5 psi, it is at 30 psi thr...
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L Fuel delivery VIN: YV4BZ98278
You have fuel rail pressure sensor malfunction. Fuel pump not holding residual pressure DOES NOT CAUSE A NOSTART AS LONG AS RAIL PRESSURE IS OBTAINED WHEN KEY IS TURNED ON. Lou [...] Others mentioned this also. So we monitored manually what actually was o...
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