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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L leaks at front and rear of engine VIN: WAUAC48H76
The car has a bad oil leak, customer was adding a quart of oil every 60 miles. Oil was every where, seemed worse at rear of engine. I changed the chain tensioner gasket and looked at the cam seal, which is dry. I also replaced the pressure regulating valve for...
2002 BMW M5 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSDE93452
car came in running poorly as it was sluggish and running rough this seems to happen daily but not at all times. it is also running in limp mode (customer description) as well but again not all the time. Checked the code as MIL was on found 77&78. I have tried... Trouble codes: 77 (signal throttle potentiometer 2), 78 (signal throttle potentiometer 1)
2005 Chevrolet Impala SS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WP52105
Hi guys n gals, this Impala has a misfire on no.6 cylinder, and ONLY when its under a load,while either driving or in shop powerbraking. It runs as smooth as glass at idle and up to 1500rpm. It has an intermittent misfire on no.6 between 1500rpm and 2100rpm. A...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDV33W57
So this van was towed to the shop yesterday. Apparently it had died on my customer 7 times on her way to work. Just as soon as the tow truck left, it started right up and has been running fine since. So, I did my do diligence, and checked codes, grounds, power... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel Trim Cylinder Balance Bnk 1 History), P2A01
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L chargeing VIN: 1GCHK53K99
This cust. has hearing aides and the alt noise is driveing him nuts , He has compared his problem to two different trucks one is a 2012 chevy van with the same size motor and trans and also to his friends 2009 2500hd truck and both of these dont make that nois...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CNALBEW8A
Hello, This vehicle has low miles and has been to the dealer for timing chain, and high pressure pump already in its short life. On start up have unstable idle, and misfire counters show 2-6 on all cyl randomly. fuel trims and scan data looks good with no code...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Hpfp VIN: 2CNALPEW8A
codes P0172 and P0011 set
1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L headgasket VIN: 2C3HE66G2X
Hi all, have this 3.5L chrysler here. Doing a engine analysis found that while driving the MODIS shows the ECT pid stays around 220 degrees. Get back to the shop and find the cooling fans are on and the radiator is not dissipating heat. Suspected a stuck or st...
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L beeping VIN: 3C4FY58B93
Have you seen this before? Beeping sound coming from passengers side glove box. Once and hour. Like clock work. No lights , no codes coming on. Oh what to do?
2005 Chrysler 300 (Car) C 5.7L Shift interlock, Parktronic system VIN: 2C3AA63H75
Vehicle was towed in with most of an engine swap done. I was told engine had seized up just out of warranty and previous shop was closest to location of the breakdown. These problems are all post engine swap. When vehicle came in, I found engine harness crushe...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L radio & blower VIN: WD0PD64426
Ok I have an 06 sprinter 2500 cargo base customer complaint was radio and blower motor intermittanlt stop working. Verifying the problem i noted that the blower motor and radio work fine until the engine is started about 5 seconds after starting it the radio s...
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Sport 5.7L Controller VIN: 1D3HV18T99
Hello Dodge guys. I believe that this will be an easy one for someone in the dealership. I would really appreciate the help om this one. Customer (friend) states A/C quits working as well as automatic lights. He disconnects battery then it all works again for ...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Blower motor VIN: 3FALP6533V
Thanks ahead of time for your responce. Car came in with no blower motor operation. Checked blower for power and does not have any. Power it up and fan blows. Checked I/P fuse # 37 with key on and no power. I'm not sure where that fuse gets it's power. I'm thi...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 1FMRU15W53
hello fellow ford techs, this one is always bothering me. where i work we do not get alot of diag pay. so its kind of on the fly fix if we can if not it goes to a dealer and we never know the full extent of repair. this always happens to me with ford expeditio...
2007 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P47
This truck was towed to the shop with a no start condition. We have no communication. OBD fuse is good. Fuel pump is running and injector cycle is working when the key is turned on. There is no smoke during cranking. No attempt to fire and BTC fault comes on a...
2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GKET63M26
I have 2006 Envoy 5.3L, vin #3, with AFM.I need a scope capture of known good CKP,CMP,#1 sync. This vehicle was brought to me after being at 2 different places already.The engine was removed,sent out and rebuilt. After installation it would not start. They cou...
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ78S8T
Hello Techs. This jeep was towed in as a no start. I replaced crank sensor with a napa brand. cs611 was part number. Jeep then fired up but I could not drive it would stall as soon as put in gear. We then checked spark plugs and they had a gap of .90 and they ... Trouble codes: P1391
2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition switch VIN: SALMB11483
Customer brought this vehicle due to ignition switch not turning. I took off the connector from the swithch and turned the switch manually. Everything powers on except it doesnt start. It has a p1674 code which is immobilisation ECU interface. Replaced the Imm...
2006 Mazda Tribute S 3.0L odometer VIN: 4F2YZ92116
customer purchased vehicle and noticed after a few days that speedometer would begin to bounce wile idling in park and odometer would roll on as if the vehicle were in motion I replaced the odometer with no change except that the abs light came on. I pulled bo...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Interior VIN: WDBFA67E0S
Left front window Dont work, Fuse was blown, replace fuse still no power to the window motor, is there any module to control the left front window? right front works fine,swap power window switchs no luck, try new left front window motor no luck, any idea will...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Heater VIN: 2MEFM75W0X
Well the problem with this car is that after you drive it for a while the automatic heater goes to full hot and will not change unless you put it in diagnostic mode, it then will work for a while, a week, a month it varies. When it locks on heat the temp will ...
1990 Mitsubishi Mighty Max 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA7FL24W1L
MIGHTY MAX 2.4l No power, FEELS LIKE BAD CATS? Customer buys and sells used cars often as a side gig. So he is one of the best customers I have and as a new shop his business is valued highly so I really need help y'all! Please for the love of god! Ok so here ... Trouble codes: 24 (Tps)
2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L blend doors VIN: 5N1BV28U24
air would not blow full blast out of face vents, it is partally coming out of the defrost vents. replaced control head for an intermittent loss of power to the evap box motors, and replaced the mode door motor cause it was clicking and would not reset. problem...
2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L A/c VIN: JN8AZ18U49
Customer came in for no a/c Pressures are good in system just no compresser activation checked computer found 18 codes for hvac
2011 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X 4.0L abs VIN: 1N6AD0EVXB
Did a wheel alignment after replacing tires, it's recommended to reset the steering angle sensor after the alignment. We used a Snap on Modis and since the relearn we have a steering angle sensor code abs pump code and a yaw rate sensor code. We tried releanin...
2000 Other European rover 2400CC engine VIN: SARRJZLLZY
greetings to all this rover is making me scratch my head the car came in on tow and was not starting so hooked launch master and found (p0341 camshaft sensor signal not plausible) reset the fault the car just starts two times then again it doesent start then ...
2004 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Cranking VIN: 1G2NW52E54
Other tech at the shop just got done with this car. He did a front crank seal and oil pan. Now the vehicle will crank for a half second and then stop. I can get the vehicle to run and stay running if I double-crank it to get a few more revolutions. Once runnin...
2011 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L Hydroboost Unit VIN: 3D73Y3HL6B
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with a hissing noise simular to a vacume leak in the brake booster area. The brake booster is not a vacumme unit it is a hydralic booster. The hissing noise goes away when you apply the brake or turn the steering wheel. We...
1999 Saturn SW2 1.9L Stall VIN: 1G8ZK8277X
Car was towed in. Died on customer while driving down the highway. Car runs fine when first cranked and will run until you place foot on brake. When you place your foot on the brake the fuel pressure constantly falls until engine dies. If you take foot off the...
2004 Saturn Vue 2.2L fuel gauge VIN: 5GZCZ23D04
Car came in blowing fuel pump fuse. Customer requested new pump and sending unit.All went well. On test drive check engine light came on P0463 fuel level high or open.checked all connections,all good.Cleared code ,comes right back on. Key on gauge goes to full...
2007 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, bogs VIN: JF1SG63647
Thanks for all of your input. I purchased this Forester at auction and as we all know they are all there for a reason! This one was apparently traded due to this severe drivability issue. The car starts and idles fine but when you attempt to drive it bogs out ...
2010 Toyota Sienna CE 3.5L rear brakes VIN: 5TDKK4CC6A
Right rear inner pad is down to metal, outer pad is at 8mm. Left rear outer pad is at 1mm, inner pad is at 8mm. Performed rear brake pressure test have 20 psi more on right side. Everything is moving free and not binding, unable to verify why there is uneven p...
2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L modules VIN: 2T1BU4EE0A
This is a well-taken care of vehicle with (90k miles on it. Not a flood car or anything. Customer states that, while driving, dash warning lights all came on. ABS, Brake, VSC, all on and stay on solid. Attempted to scan but ABS, VSC, and AIRBAG modules are all...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on,
I have this p2463 [009315] code that won't clear and also did not reset after driving it for 1 hour. I was going way over 40mph. I did read that there is a procedure for recalculating this but can't find out how to do it. I have a launch x431. Please help!!! t... Trouble codes: P2463
2002 Volvo S60 2.4L engine VIN: YV1RS61R22
Looking for a little help on this one we are going to change the engine in this volvo and was wanting to know better out the bottom or out the top like alldata says. Was going to go out the top then had a short conversation with a volvo tech who said out the b...

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2003 Acura MDX 3.5L reverse
Thank you to Jason from California, Jerry from New Jersey, John from New Jersey, Winston from California, and Kader from California for your insight. After careful consideration we are going to install a rebuilt transmission from an outside source. We did not...
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1ZJ57B88
pulled cam cover, front shoe was missing and chain was riding on mounting bolt. chain was very loose & front cam out of time. As for maintaince, the engine was 3 qts low on oil. Thanks for all replies.
1965 Chrysler 300 (Car) 6.3L brakes VIN: C253137984
Thank You to AL [...] the replies. They were all good ideas. I believe we had more than 1 problem. We turned all drums, removed self adjusters, ground the edges of all brake shoes and readjusted. That seemed to stop rear brake grab, but it was still way to sensitiv...
1999 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.2L return to center VIN: 2B7KB31Y0X
Thanks for all replies, William from Alabama nailed it the new mevotec ball joints were binding when loaded, they were free when wheels are off the ground the moog ones are perfect,(twice the money) steering comes right back to center. just a note the frame r...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L temp warning indicator VIN: 1D7HW48N85
We decided to replace the wire from the transmission to the PCM for the temp sensor signal voltage. The factory wiring diagram called out a yellow/pink wire however the wire was actually yellow/blue. Road tested several miles and no symptom. Will return v...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1D7HW42N85
Thanks for all the help. The final fix was to drop the exhast and drive it idle ok power good. Replaced the cats and all is well. Thanks again. Vince
1990 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FACP42E5L
ok here goes i had a lot of good post and i checked things like restricted cats on this 66..changed the injectors to oem 19 lb and re checked all the circuits to the ecm ..looked up tsbs .and hooked up my personal msd 6al box and blaster coil and t...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Convertor? VIN: 1FTRW07L02
The general consensus is that it indeed is a faulty converter, but it doesn't make sense to replace it without a trans rebuild. The customer was only looking for a diagnosis at this point, and has elected to drive the vehicle for now. Thank You for the respon...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Rear Diff Housing VIN: 1FDXE45S16
Hey everyone, thanks for all your help. From calling around we were able to locate a used diff out of Idaho. This diff appears to be uncommon but with everyones help we will get this truck out the door before you know it. thanks again
1994 Honda Accord LX 2.2L engine VIN: 1HGCD7137R
thanks god we have you and all the good members that are willing to help.we found the problem by replacing the o2 sensor that was causing too much fuel and turning off fuel pump.
2000 Honda Civic Si 1.6L Dlc VIN: 1HGEM1152Y
This Civic is fixed with a gently used ECU.Will and Thomas confirmed my darkest suspicions.Timothy says"checking continuity is useless"but otherwise had good insight.Loose alternator and bad grounds were mentioned and checked.IATN is the best.
2008 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L A/C Pressures VIN: KM8JM12B78
sorry for the close without a fix. the vehicle has not come back in to complete the testing. I myself believe the problem to be in the expsion valve. This is a really weard setup.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Smogability VIN: SAJNA5840K
Although I pursued various avenues of diagnosis, and found some things that were suggested in the process, the eventual fix turned out to be replacing the front catalytic converters. The car passed its smog inspection 2 days ago and is being delivered this aft...
2010 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Pump damaged VIN: 4M2CN9HG6A
Can only assume the tank was sucking in under vacuum and damaging the pump. I replace the cannister purge solenoid on the engine and evap cannister. Trouble codes: P0456 (Small EVAP Leak detected).
1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4A3AX35G6V
Have to close this help request without a fix unfortunatley,we performed every test that was mentioned in the replies and more and still came up short:disconnected MAF,no change,dropped exhaust system,no change,timing belt was right on and also checked to make... Trouble codes: P0170, P0304, P0442.
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL11D42
All is well in the kingdom tonight!. Shipped this AM. Timing chain out at crank-a tooth. Sent to dealer for recalls/TSB but they said they couldn't reflash unless vehicle ran. Sent used ECM and $120.00 later it was re-flashed and updated, amazing how $$$ talk....
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