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2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUFFAFLXD
Complaint is an intermittent crank no start, hot soak after about 20 minutes and SES lamp is on. My SA cleared the codes so I had nothing to work with. He said it had MAF, misfire and low fuel pressure on start up codes set. I confirmed the crank no start ... Trouble codes: P2188
2013 BMW 528i xDrive 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: WBAXH5C58D
Hello, thanks for the help in advance. We inherited this car from another European shop. Car was there for three weeks and they were not able to beat this issue. They changed the timing set and intake eccentric shaft. I also see they swapped in a used exha... Trouble codes: 13140
2001 Chevrolet Tracker LT 2.5L Multiple codes VIN: 2CNBJ63411
Multiple codes that will not clear: All codes are "P" codes, 500,[...],116,400,[...],156,136,101,131,151,1 33,153,420,430,451,440,455,161,141,505,461,171,174,103,102, 111,340 and 1500. Suspecting its a bad ECM, any and all help is appreciate...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1G1ZT51FX6
This car did have codes for the theft system but they went away after they found a bad key and had them programmed, no codes have come back. We had a drive and dye with no restart until you let it cool down. We replaced the crank sensor because we were get...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Subframe VIN: 1GNDU23W08
We are looking for some advice from someone who has dealt with this issue before. Both of the rear subframe bolts spin in the body. Want to decide if we should come through the inside floor or make access on side of body below floor. Tried putting weight a...
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1D4GP45R45
Ok guys I'm at my wit's end with this one, my customer has 2 vans a 2003 and a 2005 caravan. My mission was to put the 03 engine into the 05, seemed simple, my first red flag was that the flex plates were different(holes were not same). I used the one from...
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 2C4RDGCG2C
Complaint is stalling sometimes as vehicle comes to a stop. always starts back up. Sometimes once a week, sometimes every time driven. P04856 evap small leak only code after recording and clearing. Stalled on test drive. Was thinking throttle body, but hav...
1979 Ferrari 308 GTS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: F106HS3055
Hi guys, was looking for some information on these Weber carb adjustments, have gotten conflicting information on how to fine tune these things, was hoping someone had a good way to adjust mixture, idle/air bypass screws, and synchronizing them. Have chang...
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53295
vehicle was brought in because vehicle was hesitating when going into second gear. Test drove and transmission would shift into second gear but would feel like transmission kicked out of gear and would immediately go back into gear. It does this every time...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L power steering VIN: 2HKYF18444
This Pilot has a problem we thought was resolved 6 months ago. Long story short replace rack for leak. Power steering leak /Replace rack again. Loss of fluid replaced pump and O-rings. Replace several power steering return hoses and clamps. Lastly cleaned ...
2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L power steering VIN: 5NPET4AC8A
hello everyone this one is weird, I got this car which loses power steering everytime this car hits pole road water, when this car first came in I did check it and found the plastic shield by the serpentine belt is missing so I did put one on and replaced ...
2009 Mazda 5 Touring 2.3L Battery draw VIN: JM1CR29L39
Help mazda techs! this vehicle will randomly go dead sitting overnight. We had a .9 amp draw from body module, replaced and all was fine for a while. The client now called and said he went out to the van and battery was completely dead after sitting just o...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBUF83JX5
The vehicle is an 05 E500 4matic, the front struts were replaced few months ago with Arnott units. The car has a code for 5507 strut implausible. There are no leaks and the car stays level when left for a few days. If you clear the code everything is fine ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB22EX7
No Power, We scanned to find 7 codes. Turbo actuator short to ground, inlet port short to ground, left egr short to ground, Intake temp sensor signal fault, fuel level sensor faulty, vent line short to ground. PDF is too full for Regen. So it looks like th...
2007 Porsche Cayman 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA298X7
This is a inquiry for Porsche experienced techs please. I have code P1530 with NO support or even a correct code definition from Alldata. I have found through internet research that this is a code for the Variocam system on RH bank. I need to know which so... Trouble codes: P1530 (unknown)
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0301 & p0303 VIN: 4S4BP61C89
Vehicle came in with the Mil light on and codes P0301 & P0303. Inspected the spark plugs and found there were worn Bosch spark plugs installed. Found the ignition cables appeared original. Replaced the spark plugs and ignition cables with NGK. Cleared the ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3)
2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L torque converter VIN: 4S3BMBC6XB
This car came in with a jerk or bump on take off and also an occasional stall on deccel. I can see when the lockup is commanded I get a jerk and sometimes the command goes back to 0 and then on again and I get a second jerk. The command starts at around 43...
2000 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L temp switch VIN: 4TANL42N7Y
we can not find the wire that connects to the temperature switch for the gauge on the dash. This switch is located on the side of the engine block, below the cylinder head, on the passenger side. Of course no one remembers removing this wire. The truck run...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WAUBFAFL0D
Sorry for the delayed response. A death in the family put this one the back burner. I appreciate all responses. We had to order a parking brake controller from Audi and it was special ordered from Germany...14 days. Installed, coded and initialized and all...
2013 Cadillac SRX Premium 3.6L Passenger window VIN: 3GYFNJE33D
found broken wires in passenger door jam. go window to work, but would go down by itself. replaced switch, all is well.
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C25
First off I would like to thank everyone for their replies, the info was very useful. Unfortunately as of yet the customer hasn't brought the vehicle back for further testing. After reading the replies I'm 99% certain the PCM has failed. I've discussed this wi... Trouble codes: P0031 (O2 Sensor 1/1 heater circuit low), P0037 (O2 Sensor 1/2 heater circuit low).
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMNU43SX2
i want to thank all that responded to this request . the truck is fixed. it ended up being the number 9 coil as well as 5 and 4. after power braking the truck for 30 min on and off they finally reared there ugly heads. i also had to replace the rf diodes. than... Trouble codes: P0720, P0722.
2013 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2FMGK5D84D
Thanks to all who replied! Performing the crank relearn procedure with IDS fixed it. Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
2013 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Stall VIN: 1FAHP2E87D
Well, once again, the IATN team helped me get this one fixed. Though we never did duplicate, we put a throttle body on it. I spoke to the customer today and she said no problems since. Thanks everyone for your help!
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Code p2098 VIN: SALME15456
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WMWMF33598
This one is in the books. First off I must admit I messed up on this one. Going back to it again I realized I was switch "actual and requested" So looking at this with fresh eyes, the DME was pulling back the requested angle and the the intake vanos itse... Trouble codes: 287D.
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL3APXD
thx everyone, and sry i for got to mention the compression test that i did in the original post i had 200 +/- 5 psi in all cylinders and 100 +/- 5 psi in the running test. i did the pcv replacement and reprogram because there was a tsb for rough idle and ra... Trouble codes: P0300, P0744.
2013 Scion FR-S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1ZNAA11D
We have it pined down. Grant was correct. The ECU that Toyota replaced relearned the damaged cam gear position. When a new correct cam gear was installed the ECU thinks the gear is out of position. We installed a Used ECU (He was done with Toyota) Relashed wit... Trouble codes: P0016.
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