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2006 Audi A6 3.2L Heat VIN: WAUDH74FX6
Hi and thank you in advance. I have this audi that customer complains of afther dryving for 20 minutes or so. with the heat on the midle vents will start to blow cooler air than the vents on the sides. after checking it ot found that the air comming out from t...
1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
Hello everyone, I am running out of time to try and have this car ready today; I had a customer come into the shop with a 1999 BMW 328i (a 2.8L) and so I looked on my ALLDATA to replace the starter (lo and behold it wasn't so easy as initially thought but was... Trouble codes: P1550
1999 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Fuel Pump,Dr.Seat,Dr Window VIN: 1G4HR52K8X
This vehicle came in as an intermittant no start.when vehicle acts up its usually after it is driven and then sits.now its stalling out while driving and not restarting.will start again after sitting a short while.The customer states that when condition occurs...
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cooling, Overflow bottle VIN: 3C4FY4BB01
Hey Iatn, Got one here that I've been chasing for too long. A bit of history, this PT Cruiser came in with a badily knocking 2.4L, upon customers request we replaced the engine with a low-mileage (86,000) used unit from a reputable auto salvage yard. At that ...
1997 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L rotors , drums VIN: 1GTGK24R2Z
since this truck was new shortly after it developed a pulsation and has always exhibited poor braking. you need to prepare to stop. i have machined the rotors on the truck and off and have measured runout on the hubs and as assemblies. also in the rear i have ...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Warnig Lamp VIN: 1GKDT13S52
Abs and brake light came on after repair to tranfer case. Lights on switch work normally as does the transfercase. Check all fuses to abs. Unable to communicate with 3 different tools. The bosch techii gives error message "cannot communicate with abs until tra...
1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ6674V
Hi, this engine lose power after get at operative temperature. I did start engine when is cold then warm it up. After that i did test drive for 10-20 min and it was a window time 5 min that engine stalled but never cut off. Engine dropped to idle rpm. No power...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L front main seal VIN: KNDJD73393
Pulled oil pan and checked crank endplay. Is at .007 in max spec is .009 I am wondering if anyone has run into similar issues on these engines. I think that the endplay may be exessive even though it is within spec. It is possible that it is being caused by...
2006 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Right Axle VIN: JM1BK14416
Hello Techs! Need some help with this one. Replaced a worn out clutch. Car drove fine after. Customer returned, a few weeks later, complaining about slippage, chatter and vibration in 2nd gear after the vehicle was warm. We drove the vehicle and found under lo...
2008 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L p0302,p0303 VIN: JM3ER29L48
After rebuild engine was brought in for installation we wanted to start the engine for the first time. We found the fuse for the positive side blown, so the starter would engage. After it fired right up but we had two dead holes misfire on 2 and 3. We did a st...
1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L belt tensioner VIN: WDBHA23G1W
Need some help with the little C 230,this has been an on going issue with the belt/tensioner jumping/vibrating at idle.We have tryed OEM belts, napa belts,tensioners.The motor mounts were done and helped but it never goes away.The Ac compressor has been replac...
2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G7DA03E81
This is my buddy's vehicle...sat for a few weeks, had been running fine. He went to start it, and it is a no-crank. He tried every scanner in town, and all fail to communicate. Tried to reset the passlock, "security" continues to flash eternally. He can hard w...
2005 Toyota Yaris 1300CC Eps
Replaced shocks & cv joints & electronic power steering rack was adjusted(not by me) now steering is stiff both ways(even when not connected to nockles tie rods).even later replaced ps mortor.i heard that there is a bushing in the rack which is to be replaced....
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L headlights VIN: YV1SZ59H24
Permanent code CEM-8F15-left xenon lamp faulty signal returns after each start up after vehicle "swings" both headlights up and down. Both bulbs work but only right side will move to high beam (though won't stay there unless switch held). Left side headlamp af...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Turn Signal VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
Sorry it took so long, have a shop full of hard to fix cars. Had to replace flasher and singal switch with O.E. at the same time, all is good thanks for all the help
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Lights, Battery VIN: 3A4FY48B56
As always I appreciate all the input, sometimes it helps just to have someone confirm what you are already thinking. In checking diagrams I found a single wire coming from e-brake to IPC, just a ground for brake indicator light. Informed customer that further ...
2007 Ford F-150 FX2 5.4L temp gauge
installed a mtrcrft cht instead of ford unit and problem went away...very unusual...never seen anything like this before..thanks to all for your help
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L center console VIN: SALME154X6
I am pretty sure this is fixed, at least regarding the clicking noise from the center console. Thomas pointed me in the right direction: a climate control blend door. He informed me that the system wakes up when you open a door or unlock the vehicle and runs a...
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L No Start VIN: JT8UF22E0S
thank for all the help i removed the under hood fuse box and found internal short in box replaced fuse box vehicle start ok thank you guys
2003 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JM1BJ22573
As a TV doctor said, the patient ALWAYS LIES. This car came to our shop originally with a badly leaking water pump and running badly. We repaired the pump and started it up and we had the extended crank times. The customer was told that we needed more time to ...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GL 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52F73
I dug into the dash and when I tested the ignition switch there was some intermittent contacts. After wiggling wire harness at switch my powers came back up to 12 volts. Wiggle some more they would drop to 7.5, so installed new switch and all seems good so far...
2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Cylinder head VIN: YV1VS2556Y
We installed cylinder head from 2001 Volvo S40, which had 6mm valve diameter. We got the head gasket set for this head with stem seals. All works perfect. Customer is happy. We also replaced exhaust camshaft gear (leaking oil), replaced all PCV system parts, c...
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