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2009 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Coolant Fans VIN: WAUAF48H19
Now, for the fun stuff. I do not know at what temperature the fans are supposed to come on in this Audi, but I can tell you that at about 212 degrees I've got coolant pushing out the closed recovery bottle. Fans will operate through scanner operation. Volt...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK23D77
im getting a code p0540 air intake heater circuit fault and I cant seem to find a troubleshooter for this code. it sets the code on second ignition cycle. so I first check the air heater voltage on scan date and it was showing 0.0 volts. and said ( fault... Trouble codes: P0540
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBJC33D47
This truck came in as a no start. Pulled fuel filter and found a bunch of rust. Replaced fuel filter, cleaned out fuel tank, replaced the fuel cooler and lines from tank to the engine due to rust build up inside lines. Primed system and watched fuel rail p...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 6.0L cluster VIN: 1GNFK13578
vehicle came in as a no start, we reconditioned the hybrid battery and replaced the fuel pump. i also performed sequential module programing and programed accessory power module to fix codes and update the system. now the service hybrid system message will...
2013 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.6L noise VIN: 2GNFLDE31D
When you shut the engine down there is a big puff of air that comes through the intake tube from the engine. is this normal ?
2018 Ford F-150 2.7L Air Bag
One for you up to date FOMOCO Boyz. Got this 2018 F-150 that was wrecked and has been repaired at a body shop. They called me in to program new SDM module after the repairs were done. Programming went fine. After programming got a B0005:13-8B code for Coll...
2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L cluster VIN: 1GTEK14V91
truck came in for message center said temp battery, security light . check charging system alternator not putting put right volts and amp replaced alternator drove fine till it rain and then cluster acting up truck driving fine all during this check all gr...
2007 Infiniti G35 X 3.5L Key warning buzzer VIN: JNKBV61F17
I'm wondering if the buzzer is faulty or if there might be another factor causing it to continue to make a buzzing sound. This noise is there with key/on, key/on/engine running and with the vehicle shut off and locked. Friend states that she replaced batte...
2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52618
Vehicle will idle for about 3 min then the misfire codes will set (P0303 & P0305) and you can feel the vehicle start to misfire. At this time the #3 and #5 injectors are not being grounded and the scan data says 0 ms for the injector on time. I'm assuming ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0305
2005 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, popping in intake VIN: 4F2CZ94155
Vehicle is making a popping noise/backfire through intake. Happens at idle, vehicle feels normal at cruising speeds. found a couple of small vacuum leaks with smoke test and repaired them with no change after. Keep Alive Memory has been reset after each re...
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris 2.0L Engine failure
Engine began to run rough, stalled. would crank, misfire and stall. Plugs fuel fouled, #3 plug electrodes smashed, body of plug distorted by impact. an exhaust valve face is visible through plug bore, is stuck, does not move when engine turned. # 3 piston ...
2007 Mercury Montego Luxury 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM40127
Any opinions on this HOLIDAY PROJECT, would be appreciated, no hair left,,, we dont know if this was a issue prior to the beginning, vehicle came in with fuel tank leak replaced tank & reused original pumps & sender & filter, car came back 10 days out with... Trouble codes: P0191
2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L park and high beams VIN: JA3AJ26E42
the customer was working? on this. The cluster grd on left frt fender at battery was loose, he replaced the headlight switch with used part. High beam flasher will not work and in park light mode the park lights wont come on. You low beam and park lights w...
2014 Nissan Frontier SV 4.0L shifts VIN: 1N6AD0EV3E
Vehicle first brought to us for harsh up-shifts ( feels like full line pressure). Has transmission replaced and drove for 7 months no issues. Brought back with harsh up-shifts. Transmission was warrantied. Replaced Valve body and TCM and still same. ECM wa...
2014 Nissan Altima SV 2.5L trac light/ ABS light VIN: 1N4AL3AP4E
Hey guys I really need some help on this C1115 code. We got it in and the ABS and trac light were on. We test drove with scanner and graphed speed sensors. Found rear sensors glitching periodically but all speeds were within 1 mile an hour. After checking ...
2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U28
Car came in with no issues from used dealership for an inspection. Was using it to compare wiring for another 2008 prius from the dealership that had a spliced up harness to repair. Simply unplugged multiple connectors at and around the ECM behind the glov... Trouble codes: C1203 (Engine Control System Communication Circuit Fault), U0073 (Control Module Communication Bus Off), U0293 (Lost Communication With Hybrid Vehicle Control System)

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1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Inoperative VIN: JHMEJ6579V
First THANK YOU for your input. Opened up the wire loom. Found wire coatings semi melted together. Seperated wires and insulated with tape. So far so good. Thanks again to everyone for your input.
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2L rear diff VIN: 1C4PJMBS2F
ok , Bruce [...]. got me movin on the right track . the transfer case is a direct drive from the transmission. the rear is clutch style that slips and is an asst to the front. i raised it up and found that when in park - the rear driveshaft locks - but it will rol...
2015 Kia Soul 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJN2A20F
Thanks to everybody that has offered help. Just like Ty said, the guys I know at local Kia dealer has been selling the maintenance items I done based on mileage with the understanding to the customer the fix is a software update that they are waiting on from K... Trouble codes: P050A.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Starter VIN: WDBSK75F63
Well, not sure if I can call it a fix or not. I went to a friends Euro repair shop who has a dealer Xentry scanner and hooked it up to an sl500 in his shop to find the code and see what the diagnostic steps were, and even in the WIS online no information was f...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Charging VIN: WDBUF56J06
We ended up replacing the battery control module, this requires no programming, what I see is programming starts in 06 this build date is 05/05 Thanks
2004 Saturn Vue Red Line 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5GZCZ63464
The fix was replacing crossover tube gaskets. At some point in the past, crossover tube previously removed and when re installed left out mounting bolt on bottom side of tube. (Can see with a mirror). The crossover tube at front bank has an inlet and outlet ho...
2008 Saturn Astra XR 1.8L alt VIN: W08AT67138
Alright after doing several voltage drops. I had the guy get me new altenator. The one on the car was not A/C Delco as he told us ant looked to be at least a year old. He brought me another cheap part. we put it om and was charging when it left.
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