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2006 Audi A4 2.0L No Start VIN: WAUDF78E86
Audi tech, please help on this baby, car came in with a long crank & loss power problem. Replace engine speed sensor, now the car won't even start, sway back old sensor, same issue. Erase dtc, only fault back is p0321-engine speed sensor. Replace a factory eng... Trouble codes: P0321, P2293, P0642
2005 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Oil leak VIN: WBAEK73425
Hey All, So I have this 4.4 spewing oil out of the right side head to top cover gasket at the union of Valve cover, head and cover corner; My question is... My diagram and labor process includes remo...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANE73516
This BMW came in no start. Found overheated and low compression in 3 cylinders. Remove head for inspection and resurface. Install head and run car. keep coming up with same 2 engine codes. p1553 and p1554 for cam coloration with crankshaft. have removed valve ... Trouble codes: P1553, P1554
2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L Windows, locks, wipers VIN: WBANF73547
Customer stated vehicle was fine, made a U-turn and then then wipers came on, almost every warning indicator came on and power windows don't work. The radio, Hvac, locks and Nav work and the vehicle runs and drives. I attempted to scan the vehicle with BMW IST...
2003 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L milage VIN: 1G6KE54Y43
customer returned after the weekend with check engine light back on and no other complaints again. found codes p0741, p0410. these are two very popular codes for this vehicle but what is strange is on the freeze frame data the milage reading is higher than the...
2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L valve lifters VIN: 1G6DM57N13
First time customer, vehicle presented with complaint of poor idle quality, rattling noise from right cylinder head area consistent with faulty valve lifters. Engine oil is full and clean. Customer stated he had taken the vehicle on a 3 hour road trip at highw...
2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYEE63AX7
Hi thankyou for any help provided i have a 2007 cadillac srx that has p0171 and 0174 codes. Long term adaptives are in the high teens short term hanging around 8 to 10. I replaced the common boot about 3 months ago the vehicle runs fine . One thing i noticed w... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0174 (Bank 2 lean)
2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHG35R1Y
Van came in with a P0300 and P0307 With a scanner i get a Cly 7 missfire count along with some numbers on Cly 4. The counts will go up at 1000 RPM and above to around 2000 rpm The van runs smooth, Compression test is 150 on cly 7 along with Cly 5 being 150, In... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0307 (Cly 7 missfire)
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Charging System VIN: 3B7MC33C1S
The main complaint on this vehicle is batteries not charging. Other complaints include transmission sometimes faulty shifting patterns and tachometer is intermittent. Computer code after replacing computer indicated no cam sync signal. I have found that the AS...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWF36P76
truck was scheduled to have egr cooler replaced today but yesterday cust drove to store fine came out n no start have f/press icp looks good ipr 35-40% ficm sync ficmmvolts 48.5 injector buzz test passes it will start n run on a little start fluid but HELP we ...
1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No fuel injector pulse VIN: JHMCD5631S
Replaced distributor,Put crank pulley at TDC and checked alignment at cam pulley.Right on the marks.All imputs good[CKP, TDC,CYP]. Just no injector pulse. Pulse stays to ground. Could this be anything but a failed ECM. I just find it wierd for four drivers to ...
2007 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L a/c system VIN: KMHDU46D77
Help Hyundai techs! This Elantra when the heating system is set to OFF (no blower, a/c, ect) will flash the a/c light and a clicking noise can be heard from the dash- we have never duplicated the concern but I know the customer well and am sure he is correct- ...
2010 Infiniti G37 3.7L No Start VIN: JN1CV6AP1A
I have this 2010 g37. Tow it to my shop from the auction so i had no repair history on it. Crank but won't start, fuel pressure is good at 51 psi,compression all good at 175 psi, no spark and inj pulse, i disconnect the crank sensor and it start under limp mod...
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L engine VIN: SALTP16433
Overheats after driving 10 minutes, every time. Sitting at idle the temperature is normal, after you drive it for about 10 minutes temp goes up to 3/4 and then 10 more minutes goes toward redline unless you nurse it back with the heat on full blast. This truck...
2007 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Compressor Actuator VIN: SALAE254X7
Installed 2nd new compressor, 2 ozs oil drained out, 2 more new in, oil drained out of compressor clean, bright, no contamination. Evacuate and charge, blew cold about 1 hour through several key cycles. Brought back in shop, put bottom covers back on...has not...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L tandum pump VIN: WDBPJ75J36
Noise intensity changes at idle no load on system. Any thoughts ?
2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L No Start VIN: WDBUF56X97
Car came in with no start issues. Pulled fault code P0120 - Tooth space on sensor rotor not detected and P0300 misfires detected. We installed new crank sensor cleared faults and sent on it's way. A couple of days later car returns with code P0120 again and no...
1992 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L abs VIN: YS3AL76L0N
Ok so an oldie this 1992 turbo convertible when first started up will have 3 warning lights staying on Parking Brake Light, ABS, and Brake Fluid after about 2 minutes the Parking Brake Light and Brake fluid light will go out and the ABS will stay on, if you sh...
2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L air condition VIN: 4T1BB3EK2B
this vehicle will not get cold while idling the desired compressor rpm is 4500 and the actual compressor rpm is 4500 but temp at vent is old mild/cool. if I drive this vehicle the desired compressor rpm increases to about 8600 and the actual compressor rpm als...
1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LW5549V
Okay all my Volvo mechanics. I hope you all had a great Memorial Day week-end because I need you to help me get this sick Volvo 850 wagon back to his family. What happens is the wagon will run beautiful for several miles and then all of a sudden will start to ... Trouble codes: P0335, P0102, P0340
2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L battery VIN: YV1SZ59205
We have had this vehicle for about 2 weeks. Customer complained about battery going dead from sitting for 2 days. We performed a parasitic draw test, found the results above. Let it sit overnight for 2-3 days. Continued with the .1 amp draw. Vehicle always sta...

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1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600 Spider 1.6L combination switch
Thanks to those who responded,glad to hear from the Alfisti out there!Cedric had the best response with the mounting info and spring length. Joakim's contacts were helpful , but nobody had just the spring available. I wound up using three servalite #870 spring...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Pedal VIN: 4USFE83587
thanks for all the replies, vacuum at the booster was at 27 inches and holding with eng off, no sign of oil contamination. Disabled ABS, same thing so I went with the booster. no problem, cars done. the dealer wanted to sell me the plastic hose from the va...
2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L starter VIN: 2G4WS52J03
I want to thank every one for your replies, very helpful.A real learning experience for me. The problem was one of the contacts in the switch was pulled out of place and did't make contact with the key.`Should have replaced that part of the switch but I like t...
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L ride control VIN: 1GHHR54K44
First I replaced both rear air shocks.than I removed the shield that covers the pump.I found a vacuum hose was no good.This hose connected to a vac tee with two other hoses one I believe was a vent the other came from each side of the pump. I replaced all 3 h...
1994 Chevrolet G30 Sportvan 5.7L Steering VIN: 1GBGG39K9R
We have ordered rear air bags to cut down on the swaying in the back of the vehicle & when we get it in we will also check the steering stabilizer, maybe also check the caster again. I will post at a later date to let everyone know how things go, thanks for al...
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L door locks, power windows, no start, radio rear wi VIN: 1GNES16M85
Thanks for all the great replies. We removed the rear fuse box and found it corroded. Replace fuse box hoping that's all it was. Still had nothing. Replaced BCM and had a mobile service program to vehicle. It started right up and all is fine. Although I see mo...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L converter VIN: 1FTPW14V17
thx for the replies. found #9 thrust bearing failure. still dont know why it would stop making noise when converter clutch apply
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSX21547
Afternoon techs, well this one is out the door- after hooking scope up to the signal wires for the different solenoids, I watched them all turning on when the ECM would get hot! Replaced ECM and did relearn. Everything works fine, Thanks again for all your he...
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L Cruise Control VIN: 1FTWW31R39
Found wire broken internally at cruise cutoff switch located on master cylinder.
2004 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L ima battery VIN: JHMES96694
Towed car to dealer for reflash. The new battery has some improvements that require different programming.
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGES16554
thanks for all the replies, it was a loose bolt on bottom of alt, replaced ecm and reprogrammed , all good Thank you.
1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Abs Module VIN: SAJNY5840K
thanks to everyone that took time to reply. we contacted BBA and they only rebuild the module not the modulator valve assy. We did find a used part but customer declined repair due to cost so I guess this one is closed without a fix. just another tire kicker T...
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L alarm system VIN: 1J4GZ48S3W
closing, found alarm problem to be rear gate window switch defective. disconnected gate window switch alarm has not set it self in 2 weeks. thank you all for the assistance,, dan
2003 Maybach 57 5.5L glove box
Thank you all for your help. Maybach is a little different than MB. If you remove to lock / switch assembly you can get to the cable. Looks like its sold all as an assembly. 4600 cocos my cost and its in Germany. Thank again!
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09Y12
Thanks for your help.It's not fixed but i know whats wrong with it. The iac & ecm are both bad. Truck has a lot of wear & tear on it & the owners have decided the truck was too unreliable to keep investing money into it. Trouble codes: P1130, P0506, P0507.
2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L xenon headlamps VIN: YS3FB49S43
Firstly, I tried to reply to everyone who responded, and if I did not, I apologize. I have a tech 2 for saab but it only is current to 2001. Alternately I was using a maxidas which will communicate only to a limited extent. Most of the responses and r...
2003 Suzuki Aerio SX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: JS2RC41H13
Thanks again for your help, the car owner took the original maf sensor to the auto parts for core, but we found one in a wreaking yard that works good. original MAF fixed the the problem! Lean and misfires codes are gone the idle is not perfect but runs better... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean), P0300 (Ramdom misfire detected).
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