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2012 Audi A6 Premium Plus 2.0L all systems VIN: WAUDFAFC8C
vehicle sits for a week in the cold and rain. Then does not want to start. Let car sit for 30 minutes, then car will start. After car starts it puts up lots of warnings on the dash. checked charging system, it's ok 13.8 volts. There are faults in almost al...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13Z7N
This is our shop plow truck, lives only in our parking lot these days. Recently started having an issue where the engine would die out, fail to restart due to engine failing to turn over. (click, no, or very slow spin) Newer fully charged Snapon jumper pac...
2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX15K03
Hi guys I have a 2003 Chevy with the code P0172 Fuel system too rich. The customer already replaced the upstream 02, MAF, purge valve and the spark plugs. I found the PCV clogged so I replaced that and performed a fuel induction service with no change. LTF... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel System too rich)
2015 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.6L Pressure VIN: 2C4RDGBG9F
Vehicle arrived in limp-in mode ,slow engagement into drive.Has code for low pressure , tried to check line pressure but port has such a small torx head that it's nearly impossible not to strip.just wondering if anyone has seen this on one of these 6 speed...
2004 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D7HL38K84
Ok so this one is back again customer is having problems with a extended crank, replaced fuel pump a little while ago for similar issue but now its back, tested fuel pressure and it jumps rapidly between 60 and 70 psi and when you shut off the engine its d...
2010 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9DG8A
Replaced bad fuel injector 2 months and 800 miles ago. Ran fine until today. Misfire at all times for cyl #6 idle and off idle. Cylinder contribution for cyl 6 is maxed out at negative 64. Cyl 1 drops to negative 25 and fluctuates. No other codes present. ... Trouble codes: P0306
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Utility 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM5K8AR5F
Thanks in advance. I have this 2015 police interceptor with a pair of lean codes. I my long term fuel trim was +29 when it first came in and runs perfect and would set pending code at idle in 15 mins. I smoke tested intake system and found no leaks, tested... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2010 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GKLVLED1A
I have a customers Acadia with an Intermittent no start and no MIL lighting up. When its happening key on to run the mil with either be off and/or dim but if held it will flicker when dim and then go bright and start up. Came from another shop with a no st...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Long crank time VIN: 1HGCG16542
Pinched off fuel return line and shut off engine, still bleeds down within 30 seconds. Pinched off fuel supply hose and shut off engine and it held pressure. Spark plugs are also dry. I replaced the fuel pump with a genuine Honda pump. This came with pu...
2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 2.4L No Start, No lights on ips VIN: 1C4PJLCB0E
Vehicle came in with no 12 volt power and battery is good parking brake would not release inspected and found nothing happens when ignition switch is turned on only power found was headlamps parking lamps and hazard lights and doors lock and unlock manuall...
2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3TCBDY7H
Have triple checked all connections, & grnds. Checked powers & grnds at PCM, good. Scoped CKP & both CMP, have signal. Trouble codes: P0365 (Ex CMP sensor circuit problem)
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBNG70J53
This car has an ignition lock that won't turn. Customer is another shop owner and he bought a new key and that didn't fix it. Does anyone know a reputable repair source for this EIS? Would like to send it out and have it fixed rather than replace it if ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 5.5L Misfire VIN: 4JGBB72E09
Misfire on cylinder 7 and 8. Problem is there is no spark or injector pulse on those 2 cylinders. Both cylinders have good compression. I tried swapping coils, clearing the codes, doing an adaption reset, disconnecting the battery and connecting terminals ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0307, P0308
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4JGDF7CEXE
This benz is becoming a severe pain... Vehicle comes in with a code P008992 Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 is faulty is the code description. Car runs poorly and stalls out. Initially replace the 2 high pressure fuel pumps at the rear of the engine to no avail.... Trouble codes: P0899
2011 Nissan 370Z 3.7L clutch VIN: JN1AZ4EH4B
This is my own personal vehicle I just purchased. When you drive the car rather spiritedly, and run shift the car hard, there is a very very audible clunk or a banging noise that sounds like it's coming from the transmission tunnel area as soon as you let ...
2011 Ram 2500 ST 5.7L wipers VIN: 3D7LT2ET5B
All wiper functions work normally. They just park straight up. Data pids show the switch is working correctly and also shows they are parked when straight up. Only code B210D stored in tipm battery voltage low. Not finding much info on trouble shooting thi...
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Accessories VIN: YS3FD49Y77
Car is not at shop. VIN is from our loaner car. Customer wants us to install a used radio into his 2007 9-3. The replacement head was not divorced from the donor car. Will I be able to marry it to his car? We have a TechII and candi module.
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5L abs VIN: JTMRFREV7G
This Rav4 has an intermittent abs light and traction control light coming on. There is two codes stored. C1403 Malfunction in Rear Speed Sensor Right Circuit. C1415 Rear Speed Sensor Right Circuit. I have not been able to duplicate the problem and do not s...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L brake booster VIN: 3VWEF71K97
This Jetta came in with a complaint of dragging brakes, when this happened it would actually stop the car if you let it, this happened every application. You could pull up the brake pedal with your foot and they would release until the next application.We ...

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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5320V
So thankful to the responders - for the most part I am looking for the technical on when, what and why the code 121 load detection would set and what I can do short of custom reflash to address this issue - what I have done is to build a bigger diameter maf in... Trouble codes: 121 (load detection).
2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53533
Thanks for all the great responses. After all the great responses I was convinced it was another mass airflow sensor so warrantied the one we put in. NO go the pcv system was not working correctly so we decided to change it hoping it would fix the rich conditi... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L No Start VIN: 2G4WE56745
Sorry it took so long to close .We had to put this car on the backburner for awhile.I found that the air bag module was causing all the problems. I replaced the air bag module and fixed the car.Looks like it was shorting all the data lines to the other modules... Trouble codes: U1040, U1153, U1064, U1301, U1096, P1629.
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Drive cycle
I drove the vehicle again for over an hour following the drive cycle instructions, preformed the "service bay" test multiple times and the Evap monitor still wouldn't set. I'm also still wondering as to why there is a EGR monitor when this vehicle wasn't fitte...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L abs VIN: 3D4GG57V69
turn out to me the computer installed new one everything is good thanks
1991 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15H4M
thanks to all of you for the valuable information on this truck. I learned a lot more than I ever wanted to know about these fords except for what a break out box looks like (haha) anyways I reset the timing it was at 8 btdc and growing up I learned that you w...
2016 Ford Transit-250 3.7L Rotor VIN: 1FTYR2CM3G
Woo Hoo!!! It's fixed. Not brake related but created brake concern. Apparently another shop had the right rear bearing apart. Most likely to replace the axle seal. The oil slinger was never installed and allowed the bearing to go too far onto the spindle. We ...
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L low power VIN: 1N4BA41E87
Well, with the help of you guys this vehicle is well on its way to being fixed. There is a TSB for low power concerns that flags the Anti-Lock brake system. Of course we have an anti-lock code for the rear sensor(s). By pulling the ABS fuse the car accelerates... Trouble codes: C1124, P0826 (Up/down shift switch).
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Awd VIN: 4S4BRCCC3B
Thanks for the replies everyone. I was not able to find a place for a fuse to disable awd so I don't think that is an option on this year/model. Christopher from Oregon was right on the money with his reply. The awd solenoid was bad. On the 2011 outback it is ...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3GN86RXY
Thanks for the quick replies and suggestions for repair of this 4runner. We were thinking that we had a ground problem, but after most replies said to check the main ground at the intake manifold we removed the ground and scraped it clean on all mating surface... Trouble codes: P1130, P1135.
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L Head gasket VIN: JTDKN3DU7A
Ok guys first of all thanks to all who took the time to answer my question. As far as whether you can remove the cylinder head without removing he engine you certainly can,I'm not sure why all-data's is wrong on this one,other labor sites are also wrong.On thi...
2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 3VWD17AJXF
Answered my own question in the middle of the night,Chain is ok as well as camshaft and HP cam follower.What it turned out to be was the high pressure rail sensor,came in early and replaced high pressure fuel rail sensor,So far starts and does not die and fuel...
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