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2015 Audi A3 Quattro Premium Plus 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: WAUEFGFF9F
CUSTOMER DESCRIBED FISHBITING (MISFIRE) AND INTERMITTANT NO START. I haven't been able to duplicate the issue. In addition to the codes I listed in the code section it had 16837 - P2185 Engine Coolant Temp Sensor on Radiator Outlet (G83)- Signal too ... Trouble codes: P0087 (P0087 Fuel Rail/System Pressure- Too Low Intermittent), P0301, P0302 (misfire 2), P0303 (misfire 3), P0304, P0300 (random misfire)
2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Fan Operation VIN: WBAWL13577
So after installing the parts, following bleed procedure, pressure testing, and clearing DTC, we test drove the car for 30 minutes and had no issues. Assuming the car was fixed, we returned it to customer. Customer had car towed back in next day stating th...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Ipc/Dic VIN: 1GCEK19B16
Draw goes away with the fuse removed or the cluster unplugged. No lights/activity visible in either cluster while draw is active. Draw is still active after 3+ hours of being powered down/locked. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1ZG57B29
A question for you GM guys. I'm thought I knew the answer to this one but won't hurt to ask. Got called in to program the replacement ecm from Auto Zone in this '09 Malibu 2.4 that somebody else had condemned. As always I checked the old one and had no com...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 2CNALDEW5A
Vehicle came from 2 other shops. One was a body shop. It had front end damage(bumper, radiator, hood, Etc.) Won't Start. Cranks and fires as in theft mode. It will run if you use alternative fuel(carb spray or propane). The throttle body was replaced with ... Trouble codes: P0123 (throttle sensor), P0233
2011 Jaguar XF Premium 5.0L engine VIN: SAJWA0GB1B
I know don't take in work were somebodies been. Crank no start First of all cranking sounds like there's no compression. pulled #1 spark plug out to check for spark and ran compression on that cyl. Had no compression also no spark. When cranking over and w...
2012 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5L Air bag system VIN: JM1CW2CL8C
This Mazda went to a local body shop for some very minor collision work in the rear. The rear bumper cover was replaced, and a small dent was removed from the hatchback. All rear lights, rear wiper, rear washer, etc work fine. The body shop had as-Tech per...
2016 Mazda CX-5 Touring 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3KE2CY1G
this suv came in with ck engine lamp on, code p0171 p0421 install a/f snsr per tsb 01-010/16 the light came back on p0171 only code. we had smoked system no leaks found, fuel pressure are good. the one thing that we keep seeing is ect 2 is -40 while ect 1 ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0421
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AN08W87
This one is not starting when cold out below 0 degrees, Found engine has no spark or injector pulse, engine sounds like it's cranking over good, hook up jumper pack and starts right up. Found power at the coils and injectors, but there is no trigger at coi...
2012 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WP1AA2A21C
We have a winner. We have an engine that runs but very rough with no misfire codes and adaption codes. We did scan the car with a PWIS Porsche tester. We have the following codes. Code:P2294 ACTIVE Fuel pressure control valve open circuit Code:P1057 ACTIVE...

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2007 BMW 650i 4.8L Alternator VIN: WBAEK13577
Thanks for all the help. I ended up replacing the alternator again today and it works great. After all the testing it came down to either the DME or the alternator. Ended up checking all the wires from the alternator, oil condition sensor and the IBS. All were...
2011 BMW 328i 3.0L Pdc VIN: WBAPH5C55B
Thank you for all the great responses! We removed the rear bumper cover and found that rodents had chewed up the wiring for the PDC sensors. We repaired the wiring after his auto insurance approved it and the PDC system works perfect. There is a huge rodent pr...
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GNKRGED8B
Customer didn't want to pay for any further diagnostics. This is a secondary car he was trying to sell but decided to park it for right now. I'll keep you posted with any further developments. As always thanks to everyone who too time to reply. Allen Trouble codes: P216D, P2155 (Direct Fuel Injector Hi Voltage Supply [...]), P2152 (Direct Fuel Injector Hi Voltage Supply Cylinder).
2014 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCSGAFX5E
replaced injectors as most of you suggested was very hesitant as i usually like to see some sort of evidence to justify repairs vs just putting on parts non the less the van is fixed i appreciate the help thanks again Trouble codes: P219B, P219B.
2007 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU64E97
Hello, I have not figured this one out. The "solid state" tps has only one ground (and one 5v feed) for both sensor readings. I traced out all related wiring, grounds, etc. The electrical interference idea intrigued me but I wasn't able to do more testing in t... Trouble codes: P2135 (throttle pos sensor a b correlation).
2014 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L no start VIN: 2FMDK3KC0E
Thanks for the help. We began removing the dash and found a connector hidden on the left side by the fuse block that had not been connected. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't something electronic.
2015 Isuzu NPR-HD 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: JALC4W167F
When I saw Miguel post I knew I really screwed up bad I shouldn?t be trying to diagnose a system that I have not fully read up on I assumed the extra fuel was coming from the engine injectors on exhaust stroke to get the exhaust temperature up another very... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst system efficiency).
2012 Kia Soul ! 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Int. hard start VIN: KNDJT2A67C
Thanks for all the replies...After reading the post by Charlie [...] I verified with customer the exact scenario that Charlie listed.. "Prior to the hard start had they started it to move it or something during cold temps and it ran for less then a minute. I'v...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L convertor VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Sorry, I forgot this was open. All replies said convertor can be installed with trans horizontal. Most replies said to make a tool(handles to bolt to convertor) and to try gently turning and wiggling convertor. Some replies said if convertor was forced it coul...
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