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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Idles fast VIN: 1GCCS19ZXS
This 4.3 will not idle down. Runs at 1500. I can stuff a rag tightly into throttle body and no change in idle and no sucking on rag. I wish I could afford a smoke machine. I pinched closed every vacuum hose. Already has new intake gasket that I helped inst... Trouble codes: 000 (I can not access 95 s trucks), 001 (Obd2 port with OBD system), 002 (Neither of my scan tools connect)
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L shift interlock and 4ways VIN: 1FTRF12W65
Hi, it is ok until the daytime running lights or headlights come on. Then the radio display goes dim the turn arrows on the cluster light up as well as the high beam indicator, the shift solenoid will not unlock the column shifter plus the the signals and ...
2014 Ford F-150 Limited 3.5L tpms VIN: 1FTFW1ET5E
Installed a new set of wheels and tires. Customer wanted bigger as the stock were 17
2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: A60EEA5393
Hello all, I've got a puzzler, to me, here. First off, yes mileage is correct. Vehicle originally came in with P0430. Found exhaust manifolds cracked down the middle on both sides. Replaced manifolds, vehicle returned with P0430, P0420. Replaced catalytic ... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalytic converter below threshold bank 1), P0430 (Catalytic converter below threshold bank 2)
2011 Land Rover LR4 5.0L Parking brake VIN: SALAG2D49B
Vehicle came in with parking brake stuck, control would actuate and release or release and actuate any time the button was touched. Emergency release didn't work. Could not pull it far enough. Checked data stream and it looked like all inputs were prop...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1070411
This is a european 300sl. System would not let me edit this vehicle came in running poorly. The initial complaint, seemed to cured with the fuel filter, but then was a no start, without the help of either. Replacing the boot, injectors seals and setting ...
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L Drive-axles VIN: WDAPF3CC4E
Good day. This Sprinter has had a mild rapid vibration at 60 mph for a couple years. I haven't been able to identify the problem so the customer just kept running it. This week the rear ujoint failed and it was shaking bad. I replaced the driveshaft with a...
2004 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Start VIN: 4M2ZU86KX4
This Mercury 4.0 12valve came to us as a "No Start' We traced no fuel pressure to bad fuel pump and replaced. Engine started and then died and would not start again. No codes, new battery, good fuel pressure, good compression, has injector signal and stron...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1AN08W75
At idle the car runs very lean. Total fuel trim/Lambda at idle is 135% both banks. The air fuel ratio sensors are both reading above 1.5 V and both air fuel ratio sensors have very similar waveforms. Both rear sensors are simple oxygen sensors and both are... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5L reduced power VIN: 1N4AL3AP4D
Ok nissan guys I have an Altima for you. Previous shop shipped this to me for a TCM reflash. The actual concern is the vehicle won't go more than 8-12 mph then acts like a dead pedal at that speed. Scanned for codes. After reviewing all codes listed, servi... Trouble codes: P1574 (ASCD Speed Sensor ECU/ICC Signal Diff), P1574 (ASCD Speed Sensor ECU/ICC Signal Diff), P1574 (ASCD Speed Sensor ECU/ICC Signal Diff), P1574 (ASCD Speed Sensor ECU/ICC Signal Diff)
2014 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L wont start VIN: 1N4AA5AP4E
Replaced transmission with a used one from customer, now won't start, gives us code b2603, wont even turn over, and has an orange key light on. Locksmith came out, key is programed, will lock and unlock car, no problem. We are thinking shifter maybe? That ...
2012 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L No Start VIN: 1C6RD7HT4C
This was towed in as a no start. The security light is flashing and has a no start, no crank issue. The customer tried a scrap yard ecm and a new tipm, neither of which were programmed to the vehicle. This being our first attempt at re-flashing a chrysler.... Trouble codes: C2206 (Vehicle configuration missmatch), U0100 (Lost communication with ecm/pcm), U0141 (Lost communication with ipm fcm and tipm)
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Sccm VIN: 3VWDT71K26
We have finished most of this, and got most systems working. First was a door loom, that took down the network. Replace CEM too. All good except SCCM. It will not code. When we code for cruise,we have to tell it it has paddles. This is a manual stick shift...

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2010 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Surge, Surge VIN: WAUWFAFLXA
Thanks guys for everyone's input. Andreas and James hit the nail on the head. The problem ended up being the intake cam adjuster valve. That video link was great help. Now I understand how the vvt for these engines work. We also noticed that the crank shaft ti... Trouble codes: P0160.
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G1YY0781F
Found a procedure that resets base idle. Car runs nice and smooth and customer is extremely happy. Trouble codes: 33 (mass air flow signal).
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2GNFLNEK2C
Sorry for late post, was hoping vehicle would be done by now, still no fix, This is summary of all that has been tested and or replaced.Replaced both vvt solinoids with new from GM, did a cam/ crank correlation scope and pattern looked off compared to known go...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15YXM
1st I would like to Thank each and every one of you for helping out. I guess I was a little short-sighted on my diagnose and never did check the injectors for a pulse. So after using a noid test light, I found there was no injector pulse, thus leading me to re...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P96
after reading some of the post about the check valve in the stand tubes. I bought the tool to apply air from the high pressure oil pump and had a lot of air pressure coming out of low pressure side. Replaced high pressure oil pump. Applied air to high pressure...
2010 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L Brake Pedal VIN: 2CTALHEW1A
Thank you for all the support. We replaced the ABS pump assembly , did the factory bleed procedure & the brake pedal came right back to the top. There must have been an internal check valve problem with the pump.
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1LNHM86SX3
We did the sweep test and all gauges worked fine. We took the passengers side ( main Pump ) fuel tank unit out and found that the float arm was hanging up . The passengers side tank was empty. Am going to try and figure out how this system transfers from one t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L suction fan VIN: WDBLK65G02
The fan is now functioning as designed. I sent the ME control unit to Beckmann. Steve bench tested it and could find no faults but he did remind me of the self diagnostic ability of the climate control unit to display B codes and sensor values. There is als...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWMF73568
Thanks for the help. I will take a close look at the communication lines. The car is still in the body shop. and when they are done I will take another stab at it again thank and I will let you all know I still don't under stand why my snapon scanner reads t... Trouble codes: C0944, E704, D904, C0904, D104.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Fuel injection disabled VIN: 1G2NW12M3T
I cant believe I missed it but I was missing batt volt on white wire. The alldata colored digram was wrong it said 5 volts so it confused me. I looked up the oem digram and it was different the cluster was not suppling batt on wHite wire. Man I fill stupid. Th...
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.3L No Start VIN: WP0JB0933H
thank you for all the infor i'm going to call and try every one dealer cheap but they dont make it any more ! one place in utah they say they will do it for 1100.00 but they are still looking for the core
2009 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L won't rev past 4000 VIN: WP1AA29P69
Sorry folks, I had to tap out on this one. I have sent him to a shop that has the Porsche system tester. If I find out what happened I will add it later. Thanks for your reponses Trouble codes: P0366 (crank sensor g28 missing tooth).
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