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2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Clutch VIN: WA1YD64B75
Installed New Clutch & Flywheel 15 Months Ago. Both LUK Brand. Now, With Slightly More Than 8000 Miles On Them, It Chatters When Releasing The Clutch. I Can Also Get It To Chatter If I'm Like In 3rd Gear, 35-40 Miles Per Hr., Clutch Fully Released And I Step D...
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA53P58
Vehicle came to shop with complaint of SES light on, Power Steering system fail, security light on, gauges jumping. Was able to reproduce customer complaint. All module scan indicated loss of com codes in all modules with the exception of PCM. No Comm with PCM...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7GG22X9Y
I can't reopen a previous help request, so I am opening a new one to let you know what I finally found to be the problem. I copied and pasted the original message and fix below.See comment for actual fix. 2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No Start By: Randy TempletonBy:...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20P74
Good day all, I have a real brain teaser here. I work on a lot of Powerstrokes and have never seen this situation before, hope someone else has! I was called out to troubleshoot a crank no start by a local shop who did the heads. As I understand it they com...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L brakes VIN: 1FTFW1ET7B
Hello Client came in complaining after his truck at over night the brake pedal was hard and applying the brake to drive away the pedal would shake . If he let it idle for a minute or so it would act normal. It has now become more frequent as the time span has...
2008 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 3.7L m i l VIN: JM3TB38V68
Hey gang, it's always something... we replaced the ABS control module; now the ABS is o.k. BUT - the Air Bag light comes on after engine start. SRS code B2290 - Passenger front seat sensor and B1013 - Occupant classification system fault. We scanned with our ...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Power windows VIN: 1N4AL11D15
Need help on this Nissan Altima. No power windows, no power locks with any button including with fob, and no electric push button trunk release. I started with power windows inop. and since BCM controls window motor power and grounds, I went to driver switch a...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11EX5
Happy 4th to all. This started with a no ac complaint, found broken pressure switch on condenser. Made a BIG mistake, fed 12 volts in the wires to see if compressor came on, fried computer. Now no start. Got a new one from the dealer, had a lock guy come yeste... Trouble codes: P0506
2005 Smart Fortwo Passion .8L No Start, No gear shifting VIN: WMEAJ00F35
This car was towed in right after engine replacement because it would not shift into any gear. We were able to start the engine a few times, however after we performed a visual inspection of the engine and transmission and disconnected/reconnected wire connect... Trouble codes: P2400 (Transmission Blockage), P2401 (not known), P2402 (not known), P2403 (not known), P2414 (not known), P1834 (Transmission lock-up solenoid short circuit)
1996 Toyota Corolla 1.6L Fuel Tank Leaking VIN: 2T1BA02E5T
Came in fuel tank leaking. Remove tank and had repaired. Came back three months later leaking same spot, remove tank send out and had repaired, one month later came back fuel tank leaking. Install new fuel tank five months later came back tank leaking same spo...
1984 Volvo 245 2.3L Runs very Rich VIN: YV1AX885XE
Been working on cars 30 years, mostly Volvo but this one is a douzi. Black smoke comes out of tailpipe as engine chugs. This is what I have done so far: Checked fuel pressure and fuel pressure regulator. Normal. No sign of internal leakage from regulator. Pu...

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 2GCEK13T85
well never would of thought it someone changed to harness under the dash. installed new harness that had all the wires and truck and 4x4 work fine thanks guys
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 LT 6.6L Low Power VIN: 1GCJK33D16
Fixed! The issue was the pump. After all the help from everyone I was able to confidently call the pump. This is only my second Duramax I've had real issues with so I was a little nervous about saying the dealer was wrong in their diagnosis. The first test... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel Rail Pressure Low).
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Engine Missfire VIN: 3A4FY58B86
couldn't get back to this one personally so the shop that gets the prize found a tiny crack under the intake. all the replies are worth a read, thank you all.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Steering VIN: 1D7HU18D74
I could not duplicate the problem and the customer needed his truck. I put a can of Lucas power steering conditioner in it and it hasn't acted up since so perhaps it is in the rack. Thanks for all your responses and will re post if it comes back
2008 Dodge Nitro SXT 3.7L Wipers VIN: 1D8GU28K88
Loose connection between the wiper & light switch. I was set to replace the multi-function switch and sold time to remove the cover. When I got the cover off, I saw that the connector harness with 7 or so yellow wires between the wiper switch(right)and head...
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U36
I stayed late wednesday night and cannabalized my OTC fuel tester kit to install a shut off on the fuel rail with a gauge. keyed up 55psi FP and closed shutoff to "dead head the rail" pressure dropped. Thursday I ordered 6 injectors. Installed them and the fue... Trouble codes: P0175, P2196, P2198, P0300, P0301, P0303.
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No crank no start VIN: WDBLJ70GGY
Good news and thanks to all who responded and the e-mails we exchanged in the interim were very helpful. The CAN BUS was corrupted. It will start now. Unplugging the grey connector from the left(passenger)side, extreme left underdash ESP/BAS? module cle... Trouble codes: P1570 (DAS to ECM Interrupted N3/10), P1747 (CAN fault from ETC or IC clears has not returned).
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