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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Valves VIN: WBACC0322W
We inherited this job from another shop. Car came in with overheating, rough running. Other shop replaced coolant flange @ rear of the head and water pump. Sent it to us for repair of the head. Head was pulled and sent to our machine shop (outsourced). These g...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBHG31U64
Vehicle came in running very rough at idle with check engine light blinking on and off. Customer states has no power on accel after warm up. I performed a cylinder balance test all cylinders appear to be firing. Listen to injectors with chassis ears and all so... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean condition bank 2/ average long term fuel trim above 25)
2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L External Memory VIN: 1B3HB28B68
This Dodge Caliber came in in LIMP mode (no acceleration and no trans shifting) check engine light on, Code U1146 (LOST COMMUNICATION WITH EXTERNAL MEMORY) is present. I do get communication with the TCM on the Verus Pro, the problem i am have is the codes wil...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Stall VIN: 1JAGW58N0Y
Vehicle will stall w/ no start and no communication w/ ecm and no fuel pressure at fuel rail. Let it sit for a while, vehicle will start. We have tried a reman plug and play ecm, crank and cam sensor, 3 Airtex fuel pumps, switched out asd and fuel pump relay. ... Trouble codes: P0352, P0302
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor not engaging VIN: 1J8GL48K46
Hi everyone , I would like to appreciate everybody their help. Ok I got this jeep that stumped me. A/c compresser not engaging , if i push a/c switch only the cooling fan comes on.I hooked up scanner to it and I can engage the clutch through the scanner, so th...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor not engaging VIN: 1J8GL48K46
Hi everyone , I would like to appreciate everybody their help. Ok I got this jeep that stumped me. A/c compresser not engaging , if i push a/c switch only the cooling fan comes on.I hooked up scanner to it and I can engage the clutch through the scanner, so th...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Suspension VIN: SALSH23406
I got a suspension issue on this truck, if you let it sit overnight night drops down half way, let it sit for 2 days drops all the way down. when starts up it rises within 5 seconds, no codes, check for leaks with compressor on or off no leak found, I mean i c...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L High Compression VIN: 3MEFM6534X
This car came in on hook. No start. Turn key and it acts like it wants to start like timing belt is off or wrong injector pulse/spark or possible head gasket. No over heat. It has spark, injector pulse. Compression was low with initial dry check. When we wet c...
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L engine light VIN: WMWRH33516
hello mini gurus. i got this one that keeps bouncing back with mini code 0128 cooling regulation temp too low. i am out of ideas. i actually have a friend at the dealer who had a car with this exact issue and did exactly what i did. his car never came back so ...
2004 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L blower motor VIN: JA4LZ31FX4
This has been a bad month for electrical. This vehicle came in with a dead battery, due to the blower motor staying on with key off and out of the ignition. If the blower switch is off when ign. is shut off, its fine. If blower is in any on position, it stays ...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.3L Horn VIN: 1G3AL54N6N
I have no power to both horns.the fuse is clicking from relay heard when pressing horn pad on steering wheel,so i figured i'm replacing the relay.problem is,i cannot locate it!i've been under the dash for awhile on the right side"convenience"center tha...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Unknown VIN: 5TBRT3414Y
Hi All techs I had this truck oil pressure at idle too high 50 PSi, alldata spec 4.2 psi or more and At 3000 rpm more 100 psi alldata 85 psi and gauge all the way high.You have done it or have any idea please reply to me. Thank You So much.
2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L compressor VIN: WVWYU63B25
When replacing A/C compressor, after removing radiator fan resistor, front engine bump mount, oil cooler, moving both upper & lower coolant pipes out of the way and detaching A/C pipe clamp, there doesn't seem to space to drop compressor down for line removal ...

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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Maxi Fuse VIN: 1G6KD52Y5T
Started doing wiggle test on engine harnesses . Found Positive battery cable had an extender for a no longer connected subwoofer cable. Vehicle has 2 factory positive cables , one was tight between battery and extender, the other was connected to the other en...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P1R
It is fixed. Jerry from Georgia was on the right track. The wires from the 4 terminal connector on the rt side to the distributor were damaged. I ohm tested them and they were fine but I didn't cross check them. The plastic conduit on the wires looked fine but...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L tube VIN: 1GCHK29144
I appreciate the replies and from the responses I am guessing that I have an injector starting to fail. I cannot determine which one it is as the problem is very intermittent and I have no injector pressure testing unit here. the engine does not appear to ha...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L battery VIN: 1C3AL46X53
my customer never came back but i do feel & like others its going to be the pcm , but since i have seen them back & its due to the financial situation maybe ill see them some time in the feature, thanks everyone for your replies, realy appriciate it
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B7MC3364Y
I receive suggestion of fuel pressure, computer, fuel pump module, charging system fault, but nothing seem to pan out on this one. Sent to a diesel shop and they have had for over a week and have not come to any conclusion as of yet. I will update when I have ... Trouble codes: P0121 (throttle pos sensor), P0336 (Crankshaft position sensor).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F92
thanks for all the help guys, it was the ipc switch that fixed it. Trouble codes: P1211, P0476, P0340.
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Lighting VIN: SALAE25466
I found the CJB Module , the one located on the Passenger side behind the glove box was wet, remove & clean the CJB (fuse Box) & the lights are working fine. The floor was wet too. The customer replaced the front winshield one month ago which he did not tell m...
2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L modules VIN: 2T1BU4EE0A
Thanks very much to everyone who took time to respondto my request for help. I am sorry that this has taken so long to close, but the last few weeks have been very crazy on many levels, both in and out of the shop. The lack of U codes as was mentioned by some ...
1985 Volvo 245 2.3L timing VIN: YV1AX8855F
Well going to close this out since it has been open so long. Most replies said timing out due to pin sheared on cam. I had already checked all timing gears & it was in time. I replaced ignition module, coolant temp sensor, flame trap, knock sensor & checked wi...
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