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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Unknown VIN: WAUHP84A1P
Customer brought vehicle in with the request of a safety inspection, alignment, & wheel balance/ rotate. We found the left front axle boots torn & replaced the boot kits. Then sent the car to a tire shop for an alignment, balance, & rotate. 2 days later custom...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L air bags VIN: 3GCPKSE30B
I have not started on this as I am not sure which way to go, I did look at the repair order and they only replaced the grille and front bumper, repaired the pass front fender and hood, the truck has a grille guard that took most of the hit. Damage looks minima...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Needs Reflash VIN: 3D7KU28C64
This truck belongs to a regular customer. His truck failed on the road--turned out to be the lift pump (engine mounted). The repair shop installed a Mopar conversion kit that uses an in-tank pump module. The Chrysler/Mopar [...] instruction sheet says that ...
1986 Ford F-150 5.0L Misfire
Hello and Merry Christmas, We have a 1986 Ford f-150 that we inherited from another shop. Misfires on #3,5 and 7. Consistently. When accelerating, it does pop back thru intake. Checked the lift on bank 2 rockers, all intake within the .245 range, all exhaust ...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine VIN: 1FTDF1824V
the engine will start. but revs way up and dies like you shut the key off. but still has spark and injector pulse. engine backfires the whole time while running. checked timing. keyway on crank ok. chain did not jump.
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF37P94
Truck came in with with extended crank after towing trailer for long distance. We found low icp pressure, istalled reman high pressure pump & regulator & coupler at pump. When the truck gets to operating temp,coming up to stop sign truck stalled crank no start...
1998 Honda Civic EX 1.6L idle
So this problem has currently been going on for about a month,the car runs fine, no misfires no cel. The only thing the car does is on neutral at a stop light or sign, the car idles at about 500 rpm and sputters slightly up to 600 to 650 ish. And vibrates like...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Esp/Bas VIN: WDBRF64J11
Hello eneryone this benz has a esp/bas/ message showing at all time plus abs light scanned hard code c1210 i am not able to gether any reliable info on this code ,can enyone light me a candle please .all info on alldata and michell are vague even the wire diag...
2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L airbag VIN: WMWMF3101A
The customer states he drove through a pot hole and right after that the airbag light came on. Scanned and got code: 93AC side airbag front left. This code is present in several modules including SIM, SGM, etc. Already try to reset but it won't reset Anybody f...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L security system VIN: 1G2NE52F42
The car would not start after stopping at he store. Customer says the security light was flashing and it would crank but not start. When I got it the car started and stalled then started and ran. The scanner showed p1630 security code incorrect but valid. I di...
1997 Subaru Impreza Outback 2.2L Hesitation VIN: JF1GF4857V
This car has a stack of receipts from other shops from Reno to here, but this is what I have done, I snap tested the mass air and it went to 2 volts max, installed a new one and car idles now but does not run smooth, I here spark snap under the coil so I repla...
2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDBR32E96
Long-time customer, car meticulously maintained. Came in with MIL on, no other symptoms. Checked codes (10 in memory!)P043), P043?, P2401, P2402, P2419, plus each code pending. Car will be 8 years old in January, and has just over 74K miles. The warranty book ... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401 (Evap), P2402 (Evap), P2419 (Evap)
2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H23
The vehcile had numerous codes in several modules. All cleared and intake leakage code and camshaft codes returned. Smoke test found several vacuum leak from the intercooler pipes and also the vacuum plastic pieces connected to the brake booster. Repaired all ... Trouble codes: 641A, 640A

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2007 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1C3LC56R57
thanks to all who responded. After taking this thing apart five times and crossing all my t's and dotting my I's I was left with either a cracked flywheel, which made noise or gave any indicators that it is bad or a PCM. Turn out after removing inspection cove... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam crank timing), P0406 (EGR position sensor circuit high), P0300 (multiple misfires).
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4043V
Good news is this vehicle is fixed.Bad news is I'm not sure why. When I got the new PATS module I checked the voltge on the blue/orange wire from the PATS to the transponder ring. I still only had a little over 2V and my heart sank. When I looked at the theft ... Trouble codes: P1260.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14534
Installed new Ford rebuilt and it runs great. was going to pull the body off after reading Dan from Ontario's replie, took me about an hour to remove front bumper, electrical connections and stuff. Problem was one frame to body bolt was frozen in there, and I ... Trouble codes: P0022 (intake cam position cam timing retarded B2).
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L ignition VIN: 1FAHP32NX8
replaced transponder ring and all is well..thanks for everyone's help! also reprogrammed 2 keys.
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L steering VIN: 1FAHP3K25C
thanks for all your help great techs. My brother decided to take this car to the dealership and have them take a look at it, i guess i will have to wait and see what happens after they diagnose it. Thanks again for all your support and help, i will keep you in...
2003 GMC Sonoma SLS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GTDT13X33
Wow, I was overwelmed with responses on this one. Thx Dan from Ont. For the wire help. It narrowed down some questions about the integrity of the wire harness. However I did replace the ditributor cap and rotor again and then had to reset the timing again and ...
1999 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5650X
Thanks to all for replying. Many comments suggested that hose is open.This happens to be so.the opening is for venting the fuel pressure sensor to atmosphere as one poster said.I found a picture somewhere that showed vacuum hose end greyed-out and not connecte... Trouble codes: P1457 (Evap).
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L battery VIN: 5FNRL38706
Previous to the vehicle's last visit I replaced the ac clutch relay from what I saw on identifix. This last time I actually tested for a draw and determined it was on the radio circuit. This circuit is loaded with gadgets: both sliding door computers, radio...
2003 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM50U63
thanks everyone, we found it to be a bad fuel pump , good pressure but bad volume.
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