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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT68E62
Car came in with a flashing check engine light,and was running rough. Found codes p0300, p0303. Verified cyl. 3 was misfiring. Installed 6 new plugs and a coil on cyl.3. Still misfires. Swapped coil with another cyl. And miss stays on cyl 3. Changed plug on cy... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L Top VIN: WAUDF48H87
Hello Audi Dude's, We have this cabriolet that the top will only unlatch and latch, will not retract. There are no codes. We can read all the groups for the top system, just not sure what it is that we should see, as far as values? Has anyone seen this happen...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Shift lock will not release VIN: WBANB53535
Hello and thanks in advance for helping.This 550i will release the shiftlock in the shifter.I i scanned trans with X431 tool and retrieved a 4e21 code (Electronic pressure control valve 2) and it will not clear.I have checked on live data that the brake pedal ...
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Cuts out VIN: 3G5DA03E84
hello fellow iatn members, I got one thats puzzling me. The complaint is Dies and runs poor. I can duplicate it and when your start it it will run for sometimes a few minutes and other times a few seconds. It feels like the IAC is just closing and the truck st...
1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1G6CD13BXM
Hello everyone, i need some help on this caddie its my grandmoms car, car came in with misfire bucking running rough, so i thought easy enough put plugs ,wires, rotor, cap, air. fuel filters and same thing ran like crap . so checked firing order all ok, so the... Trouble codes: E52, E99
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1FP23T0M
Customer stated vehicle starting bucking and had brown smoke coming from the exhaust as he traveled down the road. He parked it at a public lot and walked over to our shop across the street explaing his problem and also stating that his friend had just done a ...
1994 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L timing cover VIN: 2G1FP22S0R
This Camaro has a water leak between the timing cover and the front of the block. Repair info says to remove the oil pan. I am not too excited about doing that. Has anyone done this procedure or have any tips on this job? Thanks!
1997 Chevrolet K2500 6.5L power steering, power brakes VIN: 1GCGK29F7V
intermitant problem with no power steering or brakes, when towing a trailer (with electric brakes). brake pedal is hard and takes high effort to stop, same with steering, high effort required. if rpm is raised, power brakes and steering return. this usually oc...
1999 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L day time runing lights VIN: 1GNEC16R1X
tank you for all you help wen we need it.well we need help this time we have a 99 chevy suburban tha the day runing ligths dont work;the green ligth come on in the dash wen we tun the key,everyting works but thos ligths, we replace the DRL module and dint work...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L headlight doors VIN: 1G1YY22G4Y
I turn on the headlights and the go up, but when I turn them off the lights go out but the doors stay up. I can turn them down manualy with the knobs on the top off the motors, turn on the headlights and the go up but not down when I turn them off. There are n...
2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L No Start VIN: 1GCCS14512
Truck was towed into our shop for a "no start" condition. We found that when cranking the engine we would get one spark and one injector pulse and that's it. We've tried swapping out the cam and crank sensors and replaced the ignition module...still no start. ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCHK23137
Truck started to have light smoke from exhaust at idle starting at 148,000 miles you would'nt have noticed it unless you were really looking for it. Now at 160,000 miles and after a drive on the freeway of about 50 miles you can see a ton of white smoke at idl... Trouble codes: P0404 (Egr performance out of range)
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L vent VIN: 1GNET16SX3
this is a manual hvac system with dual climate control. the vents will work for a couple of seconds then the drivers side quits unless I put the select knob one click off of vent then works. temp door still doesn't work and I'm starting to wonder if control he...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L Clutch VIN: 1G1JC12FX4
Thanks for taking the time on this one guys. Has me bumfuzzled for sure. This '04 Cavalier came to us with engine blown, installed known good engine from salvage yard, she drove the car for two weeks and the slave went out. I replaced the slave and everything ...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCGG25V45
Vehicle came in with complaint of no power. Intermit maybe once a day. Said could let up on pedal and it would maybe clear up and not do it again for a while. I have just barly got it to do it over a lot of test drives. It feels like a stopped up converter, bu... Trouble codes: P0300 (missfire)
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCHK29K97
Vehicle intermittently cuts off when coming to a stop or turning at slow speed. Vehicle sometimes will not start for 2-3 mins. Occurs sporadically only codes are p0011 and p0016. Verified concern, however starts back up or starts after about 30secs. Fuel press... Trouble codes: P0011, P0016
1999 Chrysler Intrepid 2.7L Blend Door VIN: 2C3HH46R0X
This vehicle has been here several times and now has a fault of no blend door operation. It will only dirrect the air to defrost or floor mode. It seems to bypass the vent mode. I can see the arm moving for the mode/blend door but no air comes from the vents. ...
2002 Chrysler Sebring Limited 2.7L timing chain VIN: 1C3EL65R02
Hey guys, need help/advice again. We replaced the water pump on 2.7, put back together and it runs great and leak is repaired. We now have lots of timing chain noise/rattle. This is our first one and are finding out from others that these are a bear. Good cust...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.0L Belt VIN: 2B4GP4433Y
For about a year now we have been trying to get this van to stop eating belts. The belt will go on fine and run with no problem. Then it will start riding on the outside edge of the pulleys. It doesn't take long then the belt will get chewed up and break. So f...
2006 Dodge Magnum SE 2.7L Engine VIN: 2D4FV47T96
This vichle has came in a few times with coustmer complant of whistle noise from engine compartment. It sounds like its comming from intake we replaced the upper intake manaifold. It still makes the noise it only happens after driving for awile and we have not...
1997 Eagle Talon 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4E3AK24Y8V
Hello, sorry but this one may be lacking in some information but to be honest there is not a lot I have done due to the fact that this car has no plates on it, it is here from another shop looking for help on it. The vehicle runs fine every time we run it, and... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cyl misfire), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)
1997 Ford F700 7.0L starting VIN: 1FDNF70J8V
I have one out of normal,WE don't usually work on bigger trucks,This is a old schwans truck , no spark , other shop as replaced ingition module , Also this is a LPG truck, I have power to coil and out but no trigger to coil, I can't fine any tests for this and...
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L ac compressor VIN: 2FMZA53432
any help you can give use will be greatly appreciated thanks in advance
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTNF21P43
customer complain is overheats sometimes checked all fuses, antifreeze level is good selftest shows cooling fan is operating fine couldn't get fan to run full lockup when testing as per napafix grounding dark blue wire at 5 pin connector though runs full speed...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Ac Compressor VIN: 1FTNF20FX3
Hey guys and gals i have one thats stumping me. On this truck the ac will blow popsicles out the vent until u reach crusing speed or under hard acceleration. Seems like compressor is cutting out. All pressures look good at idle in service bay. My scan tool wil...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L brakes VIN: 1FTNX21S93
customer says brake pedal drifts to the floot after holding it down. test drive found brake pedal will push down easy at first and brakes will start to slow truck down but pedal gets real hard and no matter how hard you push down there is no increase in the st...
2004 Ford Excursion XLS 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FWSU45P44
Hey all you sweaty people here in the south! Got an Ecxursion that the owner swore he was gonna sell after he recently purchased it with 140k on the clock and immediately experienced a "Ford 6.0 Nap" that cost him the price of an hp pump replacement. Well,,, 2... Trouble codes: P0402 (egr flow excessive), P2614
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L p1285 VIN: 1FTWW31556
vehicle came in with multiple problems, have since replaced fuel pump for poor power, removed intake and repaired wiring to CHT sensor and replaced sensor as well. Thermostat was recently replaced, engine has intermittent ticking/rough running which we have at... Trouble codes: P1285
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Horn VIN: 2FAFP71WV2
Converting Crown P71 to taxi. When grounding DB wire pin 55 @ C 260 engine side bulkhead connector, horn sounds. Same wire leaving clockspring C218 A has ground when horn switch closed by pressing the bag. Ground signal is not reaching pin 55 on the female sid...
2011 Ford F250 6.7L ride control VIN: 1FT7W2BT9B
customer complains a rough ride on smooth roads, a shaking / vibration or a "Binding" sensation in the drive-line. Will be more prominent at times, not always as bad. Seems to happen more after warm. Test drove and immediately could feel a vibration. Driving ...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, flashing mil VIN: 1GCHC29U01
Tuck came in with p0300. Truck just passed Ma insp with OBD2 test the day before. Scan tool on misfie data has equal counts on misfire monitor for cylinders #7 and #8. Disabled injectors with Modis. No noticeable changes on 7 and 8. Moved coils and wires to ot... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L no start VIN: 1GKDT13552
Hello this vehicle will not attempt to start cranks normal. there is no spark i replaced crank shaft sensor still no spark. Vehicle came in battery totally dead charged it for a while attempted start no fire . my scan reading for my throttle percentage is 1.50... Trouble codes: 1515 (1516 -), 1516 (testing and results)
2004 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 5.3L Previous repair VIN: 1GKFK66U64
Hi GM techs Have a very difficult customer that insist that we are at fault! The Yukon was in our shop 10K+ miles 9/23/10. All we did was replace the front brake pads and an oil service. What happen is one of his lower control arm bolts came loose and damaged...
2003 Kia Optima LX 2.7L Misfire VIN: KNAGD128T3
Fuel trims at 49% bank one o2s read normal Bank 2 o2s both sensor one and two always show 0.00 volts.Found that 5 volt signal on pin 3 of harness at o2 sensor reads 5 volts key on engine off as soon as you start engine it goes to a pulsing 0.0 volts like a pcm...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L brake pedal VIN: JTHBN30F01
costumer complaining of low , spongy brake pedal . stopping distance is ok stopping power ok just that the pedal feels lower than it should be
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling fan VIN: ILNHM87A22
Having some difficulty with this one, the car came in for an overheat complaint, It would run the temp gauge up past 3/4 way and the engine temp message would come on, it took about 20 minutes of driving for this to happen. the owner had the waterpump changed ...
2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L fuel pump VIN: JM3LW28J44
no gropund control to fuel pump rel;ay control. ohm check from socket to pcm is 166 ohms. looks like a broken or almost broken wire but WHERE is the question wire isa a red with white tracer and goes from fuel pump relkay to ecm/pcm pin 80
2007 Mazda 6 i 2.3L noise VIN: 1YVHP80C87
don't know if this was a problem with old engine also, may have been what took it out. when we give it alternative fuel source at time of apparent spark knock, noise goes away. is this because we are adding fuel or cooling the cylinder? has anyone run into thi...
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLK70GXY
Vehicle towed in for no start. No fuel, spark situation. Diagnosed as having bad crank sensor, did not have rpm signal, sensor was wide open. Replaced sensor with dealer part and still will not start but do have rpm signal now. After reading Alldata, its says ...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L slider for "sky view" VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Hi, Against my better judgment I aggreed to tear into a "sky view" sunroof on this ml320. removed the whole thing to replace a broken part. one of the pannel sliders had broken. I took the thing all appart. Replaced the broken piece. Lubricated everything. Ma...
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Drivetrain shaking VIN: WMWRE335X5
Hello Mini Techs: We have got another winner here! The mini intermittently when at a stop in gear shakes, then you take it out of Drive or put it in reverse it goes away. It acts like it's going to stall and the drive-train shakes like it's very bad motor moun...
2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8DR09Y71
Good morning Car was towed in, was running fine stalled on highway and would not restart.After checking over I found a blown fuse at the engine compartment fuse box, fuse ECCS2 or also referred as #54 it is a 10 amp fuse. When I replace the fuse it will immed...
2010 Nissan MAXIMA 3.5L Body VIN: 1N4AA5APXA
Hello techs, this clunk/or single knock can be heard while driving slowly over a speed bump or when loading the drivetrain on a slow left turn.it seems to be coming from the left rear side of the vehicle. We have replaced front strut mounts, swaybar links and ...
1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE12M7V
car idling at 3000 rpm and has a non-specific code 1129 Trouble codes: P0505
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L no start VIN: 1G2NF52T21
Found water damage to bcm. Got used one and see got to program it.Can a used one be programmed? Does the pcm get programmed at that time? Will a J2534 pass-thru from snap on do this job?I'm also looking at Drew mongoose cable for this, does that work for this?...
2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2WP55277
Customer came in on friday, and had trouble getting car going, it took ten minutes to getting running ok to drive to the shop. The problem is it it stall sputters and sometimes wont even start. When it wont start the starter has power and ground but no trigger...
2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Electronic VIN: WP0CA2986Y
Hello fellow Porsche Techs! Here is what the problem is: we replaced transmission for new one from the dealer. Previous one was damaged and customer requested new trans. We replaced transmission assembly and there is no automatic shifting from above 3rd gear....
1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5274T
This car came in for the first time with a P1404 in October 2010. It had a stuck open EGR valve, which was replaced. The vehicle came back this past Feb. with a P1404 and P0404 (EGR Position Error). After checking the wiring and pigtail, the EGR valve was repl... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Performance / Closed Position Error)
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L BCM Controlled Components VIN: 5GZCZ23D23
A dealer purchased this vehicle from auction, and had a new clutch put in it. When we got it, the gauges fluxuate, the locks lock and unlock constantly, the security light flashes wildly and I get a U2107 code which is a "BCM Not Communicating" code. Just wa...
2005 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Parking Light VIN: 4S4BP86C95
Hi Group This Subaru gives me fit, a couple weeks ago the Lady came to the shop, with no taillights! Checked all fuses ok, replaced both rear bulbs, checked lights ok. Know she is back with no parking lights! Sofar I checked fuses relay's bulbs again, also fu...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 4T1BG22KXX
Hi, Techs, I need help on this 99' 4-cyl Camry. It's running a little rich and failed both HC and Co at both 15 & 25 mph for California Smog Check, those emission reading at idle = 15 mph, and cruise = 25mph. I drove test it at 15 mph on dyno and recorded the ...
2006 Toyota Avalon XL 3.5L radio reception VIN: 4T1BK36B56
Looking for help. Replaced windshield within short time, customer complained of very intermittent static/ weak signal with radio reception. Called our dealer, the antenna is not in the shield. The antenna amp is in the trunk and looks OK. Has anyone been here?...
1976 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start VIN: 1162099955
Hi all in IATN land. Trying to help this Pearl Harbor survivor Vet. He states the car ran fine before he stored it for the winter. Had poor spark when I started testing. Installed points and condenser and spark is fine. I have no injector pulse to any injector...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Battery VIN: 3VWTL81K99
A.C. Radiator Fan stays on draining battery. Fan runs any time battery is connected. Found TSB saying fan can stay for up to 16 min. But it is always on. Cannot find wiring diagram or any information. Any help would be great.
1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Odemeter VIN: YV1LW5721T
Good day, this volvo has a intermitant speedometer opperation, the odometer is not working. But that too comes & goes. Can this be related to abs control module thank you joe [...]

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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Cooling System VIN: WBAAM333SY
thanks everyone fan modual was bad replaced the fan motor with modual. all is well.thanks again.
2005 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAET374X5
After doing a bunch of test that were suggested to me, I determined that the A/C control head module was at fault. I installed a new control head, coded it and it is working perfectly now. Thanks to everyone that replied.
2001 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WB55KO1
Yes this one is fixed The customer came back and I replaced the fuel pump relay Didn't hear from him for two weeks though for sure it was fixed.Saturday morning I got the call its stalled and won't start so had a wrecker hall it in sure enough when it got here...
1990 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GTEC14K5L
Sorry it took me a little while to close this one. Wanted to make sure it wasn't coming back! I took almost everyone's advice and put a distributor in it. It did look pretty rusty in there on the pick up coil part of it. Here's the kicker, next day I get to wo...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Coolant loss VIN: 1GCGG29V75
Thanks Guys for all the help. I was not able to get the specific van back in, but did get one of the other vans which i had pressure tested before. The water pump was bad on this one. I had looked over all the suggestions pretty closely before and was never ab...
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L Power Windows VIN: 1GCGG29U67
1988 Chrysler New Yorker Landau 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C3BU6634J
Well I thought we had this fixed. I dead headed the pump as someone suggested, but that didn't change anything. I looked at the O2 sensor, as another person suggested, but I never saw it go at or above 1V. However, the O2 sensor was switching rapidly, excep...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L cooling system VIN: 3D7HA18N02
Thanks to everyone who replied. Almost everyone suggested the radiator and that was it. I suspected it but couldn't understand how it could have caused a sudden and continual overheat. The heater core is also clogged but he will live without heat for now. O...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Exterior Lamps VIN: 2B3HD4R23H
Thanks to all who took the time to reply to my help request! I am very happy to say I (we) have fixed this car. I didn't realize the BCM goes to default if the headlamp switch is disconnected. A special thanks to Jonathan from Utah! I ordered a new switch (#46...
2009 Dodge Caliber SXT 2.0L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1B3HB48A59
Well I stretched this as long as I could. We were able to get the vehicle to act up. The PCM was off line. NO communication per Wi-Tech. We checked connections but found no problems. Because the PCM was under warranty we sent the vehicle to the local Chrysler... Trouble codes: U0001 (CAN C Bus), U0402 (Implausible Data), P0481 (Cooling Fan Control 2), P0480 (Cooling Fan Control 1), P0463 (Fuel Level Sensor 1).
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCF15N0B
thanks for all the responses. it turned out to be the computer. it was causing the over fueling issue. damn old fords and thier no live data. its fixed and ready for the next 24 years of abuse.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L ABS Brakes VIN: 1FTNFF21LO
I think we got it. Force-activated ABS by driving on gravel and hitting brakes hard to activate ABS pump. Then bled several more times and the pedal is better. I think the master cyl. is marginal, though, and that will be the next thing we replace.
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Battery VIN: 1FTRE14L01
Most all replies were helpful but Joe from FL. was especially. I put my fluke in series with the positive post and removed underhood fuses first. Pulled a 60 amp fuse that fed 6 fuses underdash. Removed those one at a time and the radio was the issue. Apparent...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cooling VIN: 1FTRX17252
Have never seen a block with so much crud in it. When we had water pump off we flushed block with hose for quite a while, with not much trash coming out. Decided to take a chance and pull some freeze plugs. Wow. Have a medium sized styrofoam cup full of sa...
2009 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L detionation/ping VIN: 2FAHP71V69
First of all thanks to all that offered help. I know some thought I didn't spend enough time, have enough info, but I only had limited time as the officer was on duty when he stopped to have it checked, he was concerned enough to see if it would cause dammage,...
2005 GMC W4500 Forward W4S042 5.2L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: J8DC4B1615
I would like to say I have fix this vehicle, but i have not had it back in the shop yet and i need to close this help request. I did unhook the egr valve when it left the shop and it nolonger is blowing out black smoke. It is still lacking power and when it ...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX5746V
I check everything as outlined, however I had a gut feeling this car had a bad engine ECU. I have finally sourced a replacement, plugged it in, reset the security, and the car started and runs beautiful. Thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P1368, P1367.
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKD6048X
None of the help we received made a difference with this car. I did however replace the coolant temp sensor which may have given the car an intermittent rich condition. As of right now this car is behaving, only time will tell. Trouble codes: P0442.
1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: SAJPD1843X
Found someone had crossed the in tank pump harnesses. Replaced both pumps and all is well.
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1J4GW68N3X
Well the vehicle has been gone for over a week and I have not heard back from them so I will call this one fixed. Thanks for the great replies. There ended up being 2 problems. Out of desperation I tried a used BCM and the door lock and window issues went a...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Module VIN: 1LNHM86S91
Well guys, I figured it out and it ended up being something simple and stupid. Of course, it always happens this way, right? It ended up being a pin on the left front speed sensor connector had slipped out, causing an intermittent open in the circuit. Brian...
2005 Mazda 3 i 2.0L ac VIN: JM1BK12355
Thanks guys I am also leaning towards small leak in evaporator core. However customer is painful and doesn't want to spend any money (out of warranty). So I guess untill he gets too hot we will have to guess by process of elimination that the leak is in the ev...
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L odometer VIN: WDBCA39D9G
Everyone is in agreement on the gear problem at the speedo head. I also learned from several of your posts that resetting the odometer while driving is what causes the gear problem. This car will be put away in the winter and thats when i will do the fix. T...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ml270 2.7L radio VIN: WDC1631132
thanks for everyones advice,customer came to pick up truck,and had the radio pin card,he found it in the secret hiding place that was so secret he forgot where had hidden it,he has now put it in the service book folder where it should be,i dont think anyone wo...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Rear Air Suspension VIN: WDBUF70J13
The Benz is finally out of the shop and good to go. It has been gone for over a week now without any problems. I am not totally sure what the actual fix has been but it may have been the use of the oem bags or the bags were not installed properly or... Tha...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L abs,bas,esp VIN: WDBNG70J63
Thanks to all applied. All comment were a help by making us go back to basics, and rethink what happen. The problem was in the Hub bearings! After closer inspection the "new" bearings which by the way had the same national bearing number as the orginial bearin...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L power steering VIN: WDBRF52HX6
THis one is fixed.Wow i have never seen this before the plastic sleeve in the high pressure line came out and wedge it self in the rack i discovered this when i removed the line from the rack. About 8" remain stick out the rack i tried pulling it out but it wa...
2006 Nissan Altima S 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11DX6
car is down the road it was a timing issue 3 of you stated this I appreciate all the help what sealed it is when nissan finally got back to me on timing specs at idle mine was 15 should have been 45 equals 1 tooth out. the part that bugs me though is the timin...
2008 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 1N6BA07F68
thanks for your input guys. i put in a new pcm and it fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0643, P2138, P1550.
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Key VIN: 1G2WJ52M0W
As several suggested, the new Standard part was bad! I got another cyl and it works fine...Thanks for the replies!
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1GMDX03E2Y
Customer decided that it's not worth spending money on the vehicle with all the problems it has. Thanks for all the help anyways. Will update if they change their mind.
2007 Pontiac G6 GT 3.9L Retractable Roof VIN: 1G2ZH36167
Turned out one of the hydraulic lines had a leak so there wasn't enough pressure to engage. Fix was to replace the line and refill the fluid. I did find that if the micro switches are not reading the correct position the Folding Top Control (FTC) will time ou...
1987 Porsche 944 2.5L oil VIN: WP0AB0945H
Thank you all for your replies. It was unanamous. The oil cooler is going to get replaced and the rod bearing will be checked. I have a feeling that will be the ticket. I won't be able to do the work for a week or so. I will post when I know it actually fixed ...
1987 Porsche 944 S 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA0945H
Thanks for all of the replys. I got to focused on thinking it had to have been something that i had done and it was not. I am assuming that the broken valve spring was a result of the backfiring. After much searching and rechecking everything we had done I wen...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L No Start VIN: HS3BH66542
Many many thanks to all of you who replied. it turned out be the left cam gear and the crank gear. Once I switched them out and installed the fuel line correctly the engine started right up. was so happy. You folks are great. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor Immediately at fault recognition).
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L Suspension VIN: 4S4WX86C16
Thanks for your help. Disconnected the sway bar and test drove and the noise was gone. To be on the safe side, replaced the sway bar end links and the bushings and the noise is gone. Thanks again and God Bless.
2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L abnormal noise VIN: HD78RJMNZQ
could not pinpoint the source of the noise,but am sure it is coming from the fuel system,as the truck runs ok customer has decided to keep driving till something happens,noise has been there for some months,so i donot think it will be a major issue.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
Thanks to all who replied and sorry it took so long to close this, the customer did not get back to me for a few days. We told the customer that without replacing the condensor this time, we could no longer warrenty the repair, they agreed. The customer want...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lack of power/smokin VIN: 3VWST71K71
Thank you for all of the replies, it turns out the EGR was heavily coated with carbon and was unable to close; cleaned it all up and it works. Thank you all again.
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