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2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Low Oil pressure VIN: 1GCHTCFE1C
This 2012 Colorado 3.7 came in with the complaint of low oil pressure at hot idle. It was also noisy at hot idle and had code P017, and P014 (like another Colorado 3.7 we have here) The oil wasn't clean (not bad but not like new and seems like a heavy oil)...
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Charging VIN: 1B7MF36C3T
Hey guys this low mileage dodge does not charge alternator was replaced at another shop also they changed the computer because the regulator is built in to the computer still did not charge they bought computer from a rebuild company i tried to get one fro...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Ign cyl binds VIN: 1FTPW14576
Somewhat of a simplistic concern here. Ignition key binds and often will not turn. Usually we replace the ignition lock cylinder with an new one and off we go. In this case, the access hole on the underside of the ignition cylinder appears different in thi...
1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Windows Inop VIN: WDBHA29G7X
Car showed up with no windows operating, no turn signals, no wipers, no door locks. Found the front sam under the hood wet and replaced it with a used part. Everything works again but the windows. Customer finally admitted she was having trouble with the...
2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C6RR7GM5F
Hello everyone, Need a bit of direction with this 3.0 ecodiesel. P20EE-00 set only, no other codes. Followed trouble chart to conclude SCR needs replacing. Came in with this code about 2 months ago with a split flange and bad gasket as well as ruptur... Trouble codes: P20EE
2001 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 3.4L Steering VIN: 5TESN92N01
customer has a semi had steering with his truck, We flushed the system with same results. theres a shop with a P/S pressure test kit but the fitting do not fit exactly into the system . There is P/S swirl in the reservoir and the when cranking you can hear...
2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BURHE0F
The car came in for a check engine light with fault codes P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402 and P2419. All faults are for the evap system. I smoke tested the system for leaks and found a small leak at fuel cap. Replaced the cap and CEL came back on with the same ... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (p2402-), P2402 (p2419-), P2419 (testing and results)
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.6L No Start VIN: VW2ZG0256C
New battery, new fuel filter- bled air using pressure in tank, opening lines at injection pump until solid fuel. It will get fuel out at return hose while cranking, but very little while cracking lines at injectors. Also, #2 has nothing going to it [while ...

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2015 Buick Encore Premium 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Hard start VIN: KL4CJHSB6F
Thank you, gentleman for the thoughtful responses. The winning tip goes to Glenn. This actually became the second vehicle this week with this concern. Similar models and engine packages. Both had recently fueled at the same low grade, cut rate convenience ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean Bank 1).
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 8.1L abs module VIN: 1GBE4E1E63
Thanks for the input tracing wires i found one twelve volt feed had 7 volts opened harness found were someone had probed wire and never sealed it road salt and corrosion did the rest repaired wiring and shrinkwrapped all good
2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L p0017 VIN: 1GCHTDFE1C
I am very thankful to the IATN techs who offered help on this one. It turns out that the engine has low oil pressure when hot at idle, and I noticed that the P017 code would set ONLY when the engine was hot, at idle and it was already a very low idle. That ...
2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JNKDA31A73
thanks for all the help! the car had 2 issues. 1st was turbine speed sensor dropping out, we replaced that, but still had intermittent shut down. after the suggestions to monitor voltage we saw the alternator would go to 18 volts for a little while & then retu... Trouble codes: 1574 (Trans revolution speed sensor).
2008 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Charging VIN: KNAGE12378
Problem solved. Thanks for all the help. After moving the fuse box and not finding corrosion under the fuse box our voltage temporarily increased to 14.4 volts. We found a layer of rust under the negative ground cable plate at body rail. After cleaning and rep...
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 5.0L Suspension VIN: SALSK2D49D
Hello, The four replies I received were spot on.It was indeed a bad reservoir solenoid.It was difficult to monitor because it would throw the dtc and shut down the compressor before I could switch to the correct screen on the scanner.Finally,on Monday morni...
2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6MR5AJ1H
I disconnected the MDS harness and the noise/miss did not go away after several key cycles. While it was running with the MDS harness disconnected it still showed #1 and #4 Active and # 6 & 7 Inactive. After speaking with the customer he decided he was not goi... Trouble codes: P1411 (Cylinder 1 reactivation control performance).
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L security system VIN: 3VWRM71K88
Thanks for the replies.I did what Stanley recommended and left key in run position for 40 minutes and then car started and ran ok.Nothing was changed on car that required programming. Too bad Alldata Doesn't recommend this.
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