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2007 Acura TL 3.2L Water Leaks VIN: 19UUA66257
With the vehicle running and air conditioning on there is water coming out of HVAC box/near HVAC drain onto the passenger side carpet. We have blown out drain hole and seems to be no obstructions that would limit the water coming out and there is a good amount...
2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FRYD4H46E
Silly question, I'm doing 30,000 mile service on this MDX which calls for changing the transmission oil. I can't find the fill plug. Does anybody know where it is? TIA, Jeff
2004 BMW 545i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB335X4
Hello, We have this 545 bmw. it came in with codes p0491 and p0492 and we found the air pump seized. replaced the air pump. cleared codes and after about 100 miles check engine light back on with same codes. verified that the fuse was not blown and the relay ... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBAAZ33454
I know very little about BMW and I'm helping a friend with changing a AGM battery on a 325 i E46 body style vehicle. Do i need to resister battery to vehicle with tool. I do have access to auto logic scan tool and if I do how do i go about doing it. Thank y...
2009 BMW 335i 3.0L abs VIN: WBAPM77539
This one for the BMW techs out there. Customer came in with abs and lining wear indicators on the dashboard . He stated that he wanted to replace the rear brake pads and rotors and he thought that that might take care of his problem . He is a new customer and...
1988 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCDC14K6J
Hello everyone,this truck came in on a wrecker,no start .it had no injector puls and no spark.i determend it was a icm,pute one in truck started right up,sent truck down the came back two days later again no start.but this time i have injector puls,but...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L CEL light VIN: 2CNDL73F67
Vehicle came in for banging when shifting and CEL light on. Code P1779 and P0405 present. Took to a transmission shop and were told not a transmission issue but electrical issue. Cleared codes and shifting issue has not returned but CEL came back on with both ...
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXC8XC
Greetings techs. I'm losing weight over this one because it's eating my lunch. Pickup came in with "Service exhaust fluid system" message on Instrument panel. Scanned for codes and found P20B9 for reservoir heater circuit fault. Tested circuit both at glow plu... Trouble codes: P20B9
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L temp gauge VIN: 3C8FY68BX3
hello all!,I have a 2003 pt cruzer the temp gauge wont show enough temp to operate cooling fans,with my scan tool I only show a temp of 165 max.this is what the gauge is showing as well. I have temps of 220 at ect sensor and upper rad. hose and hose below
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L check engine light VIN: 3C8FY78G83
p0201 p0202 p0203 p0204 p0480 all come back after clearing may take up to a week tested for loose grounds and test injectors coolant fan works on low and high test on scanner. Customer does report a hesitation with light comes on but no other problem other the...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L wipers, radio, directionals, hvac, cruise control VIN: 2A4RR5D11A
Vehicle arrived with no driver's power door lock and would intermittently lose wipers,radio,HVAC,cruise,directionals and windows all at once, briefly, while driving, once or twice a week. Tested for bad door lock actuator and also found that while "over-using"...
1993 Dodge W250 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B7KM26C6P
Hey fella's got a 1st generation dodge cummins with a VE injection pump, truck came in running fine, complaint was external fuel leak, injection pump was leaking on back plate and also had a leak at fuel heater plate at fuel filter, ended up replacing injectio...
2006 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3KA53H16
I need a Dodge expert. Vehicle was towed in with blown engine. After engine replacement, P0344 sets as soon as engine starts. All voltages normal at connector, unplugged. Running signal voltage around 1v. I do not have a lab scope to check signal wave. Af... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam Sensor Intermitant)
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L starter VIN: 3D7KS29C56
I am only getting 10.8 volts to the ignition wire at the starter. Tried replacing relay. Only on the output from the ICM. Do these have integrated Control Module problems? Thanks, Randy.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMDU34X8X
Vehicle jerks on a pull and when transfer case is locked in the jerking goes away and when you unlock the transfer case the jerking comes back. Vehicle has auto 4X4 and can be switched to 4 wheel drive when switch is turned. The explorer has new tires and they...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L interior lamps,accessory delay VIN: 1FTNW21F92
Truck came in for rear doors not unlocking with remote or door switches.Also radio would not stay on when the truck was shut off and drivers door hadn't been opened(accessory delay). Found codes for internal failure security module.Replaced security module(new...
2000 GMC K2500 Sierra SLT 5.7L rusted frame
I have been told that there is a repair kit to repair rusted frame horns has anybody here heard of such a thing or will i have to go to the scrap yard to get parts.
2013 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Unknown VIN: JN8AZ2NF0D
thanks in advanced to all iatn techs. ok need help with this one guys,it keeps trowing p0335 cranck position sensor ckt.checked all wiring,replaced sensor with oem part still keeps coming back.all wiring ok drives fine only problem i noticed that it takes long...
1994 Jaguar XJS 6.0L abs module
Hello to all the jaguar techs out there. I just finished an upper oil pan job on this xjs and now the anti lock brake light glows constantly. Checked the circuit for the warning light looks good. Checked fuses and abs relay/ abs main relay. Forgot to mention j...
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L engine VIN: SAJDA41B95
problem began when the vehicle battery went dead on the customer, likely from being stored, they charged battery and then initially was cranking but would not start, but now only 1 click when turned to crank and then after a few tries stops clicking and DSC fa...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Unknown VIN: JTHBF30G22
After the last request( where I had forgot the basics on voltage drop. I had a 10 amp fuse that keeps blowing and there are over 15 different circuits on that fuse and Iam wanting to know how do you go about trying to find the wire or the component that is cau...
2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Hesitation VIN: JTJHK31U28
Customor came in with dead cell in battiory,alt not charging.Replaced now bat issiue and charging issiue fixed.Stated also had extended crank time,put fuel pressure gauge on,pressure in spec(50psi)less than 4psi drop in 15mins.Only problem was no pressure key ...
1980 Lincoln Mark VI 5.8L No Start VIN: 0Y89G61315
backyard mechanic broke dist cap and tried to performed a tune up, leaving us the problem to deal with.One of our tech remove the distributor and he does have the knowledge or the experience. The peculiar thing about this car ,every search we made to look for ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L monitor not running
I need help completing one of these monitors. A bit confused on driving criteria to do so
2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBRH81J35
The vehicle came in for an intermittent crank no start. Fault code and numerous postings pointed to a bad crankshaft position sensor. Replaced sensor and did not make it out of the shop before it died multiple times. By chance I found I could brake torque it i... Trouble codes: P0335, P2034
2003 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1N6ED26Y63
After completing this head job, this truck has an intermittent miss, at idle or going down the road. Sometimes it will run fine for 15 minutes, other times it acts up every few minutes. It will run rough very briefly - for a few seconds at most. On occasion, i...
2009 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AA06C19
Tach jumping, check engine light after cleared while running never comes on drove almost 80 miles, turned truck off,then restart,check engine comes on followed by slip light. p0335 is code crank sensor a terminal,replaced wiring harness, crank sensor, cam sens... Trouble codes: 0335 (crank sensor)
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 5TBEV54127
Vehicle hesistate during sharp turns and take off, Idle at 950 mph in park,800- 750 in drive. TPS in idle at 19% and MAF at 8.0 g/s. Question is the TPS% to high is it normal at 18% in idle. No codes and pass mode 6 scan. Short FT#1 0.8% Short FT# 2 0.8% Lo...
1976 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation
Vehicle died while driving, fuel tank plugged with massive amounts of rust. Replaced tank, multiple filters. Fuel pressure/volume good. Compression 150 psi on all, valve lash set. Engine will not rev past 3000 rpm w/o cutting out. Air flow meter passed prescri...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L abs VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
Hi VW TECHS, We have a 2000 beetle here that came in with a complaint of abs, brake light and yellow brake wear indicator lights on intermittently and flashing. There is also a complaint of int. lack of power. I scanned the car with vag-com and got the follow...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWRH63B72
Hello everyone I have a 2002 VW Passat, 2.8 V6 ATQ engine. Odd Issue, I am a VW veteran and this one has me stumped. Vehicle has new bank 1 and 2 cam adjusters, timing is dead on, used cam bar and lock pin to time engine along with the proper procedure. at Idl... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0301, P0302 (Cyl 2 missfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 missfire), P1347 (Cam/crankshaft correlation bank 2)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Egr VIN: 3VWRL71K39
Hello techs this jetta throws code p045e-egr #2 stuck open i have replaced both egrs cleared code returns instantly is this throwing this code due to something else wrong like the dpf???has anyone come across this if so any help is great thanks

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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16T92
Closing this request for now- customer is contacting magnaflow for more info on early eo approved cats- here is the latest repairs and suggestions from many of you - greatly appreciated gave me some hope to dive back in- First off this truck being of the ls ... Trouble codes: P1133, P1153, P0134.
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Cylinder head valve train VIN: 1D7HU18NX4
Lots of great info but unfortunately we could not put or finger on an exact cause. Lots of pattern failures for lifters, lifter bores, springs, carbon, sticking valves, guides, loose seats. Caused by overheat, overrev, lack of maintenance, poor design and engi...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX21575
Thanks to all that replied. Special thanks to those that guided me to find the OTC adapter for compression/leakage testing on the 3V Tritons. I have not had the truck back in since aquiring this tool. When I can, I will do the leakdown test on the suspect cyli...
2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP0HG9A
Thanks to all for the help, yes we did flush out the lines etc, replaced the expansion valve & dryer sock with the compressor. We replaced the condenser as we suspected and most of you confirmed. We flushed everything out again and has been working well for a ...
2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium 2.0L Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: NM0KS9CN0C
I FIXED IT! took a few steps back and found out more information about the history of the car. We bought the vehicle from auction with the ABS light on. After speaking with previous tech about what tests were done. Everything pointed to the ABS Module. After a...
2001 Isuzu NPR-HD 4.8L Injection Pump VIN: JALC4B1491
Pulled injector from cyl 1, and found true TDC of motor. Was then able to locate tiny hash mark on crank pulley that was actual TDC indicator (pulley has two hash marks on crank pulley). Was then able to line up pump as instructed by Isuzu with no issues.
1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L VCM Warning VIN: SAJKY1548K
Hi Guys, First, thanks very much to those who took the time to respond to my request! I have checked all the usual culprits (wheel sensors, connections) and found all to be good. A friend who has worked on these cars informs me that the ABS ECU is a prime sus...
2003 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Electrical
This vehicle is fixed! Thank all of you very much for contributing. Geoff led me in the right direction via email by getting me to look at the electrical diagram again and figure out what the abbreviations meant. Tyler suggested to test + and - side of power ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L abs VIN: SALME11494
what we found out is that there was a left air shock leaking and by replacing it took care of the problem , so suspension system was affecting the abs system, and thanks every one for your inputs and support
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L ABS an Suspension VIN: JTHBF30G22
Iam going to close this request, because I had in my wanting to repair this car quickly I had forget the basics, it called voltage drop. Iam going to ask another question on how to locate a major short in a large wiring harness. Thanks for all replies Mark
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L rear door locks VIN: WDBHA22E4T
Thanks for all inputs. Considering that there was not any common faulty part involved with the two rear door locks, then attempted to remove the rear locks and found them corroded. They were cleaned an lubricated, then the driver side lock was operating proper...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Blower Motor VIN: 4JGBB75E56
This vehicle had to get sent down to our Mercedes dealership since we do not have a factory scan tool here. I was leaning towards the control head, but since I could not access it's data or possible codes I did not want to condemn it. All test that I did at th...
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Timing Belt VIN: 4M2XV11T3X
Most people said it is not an interference engine or it is but rarely bends valves. We followed the general concensus and replaced the belt. The engine runs fine. Thank you all for your advise
1998 Plymouth Breeze 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46C7W
I tried a computer, it started throwing more codes like evap leak pump. so I will continue to check a figure things out but I am canceling my account, hope I get this fixed thanks all Trouble codes: P1391, P0117.
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE32K32
Thanks to all who replied and all who support this great net work . I must first apologize I had stated timing marks looked good but on further inspection found the intake 1 tooth off. Chain was tight and car had not had any recent work . I removed timing cove... Trouble codes: P1346 (varible valve timing circuit range perfomance).
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Instrument cluster, HVAC, cooling fans VIN: JTEEP21A74
Kevin from NJ hit the nail on the head on the first reply. There was a short to ground in the AC compressor clutch. With that disconnected, we have driven the car for over 70 miles with no failures of the fuse. The customer has decided to take it without re...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L No Start VIN: 5TFRT54107
Thanks for all the help, timing belt had been replaced approx. 1 yr ago and the balancer missed the keyway and the CKP target ring was jammed between balancer and keyway plug. Installed new timing belt and reinstalled balancer and target ring correctly. Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0303.
2004 Volvo S60 R 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1RH52Y74
Another goofy one for the books. We dealt with this one over such a large period of time that the fuel pressure psi I stated when it was running correctly I'm sure I misrepresented. That is what popped into my head when I sat down to write the post. Anyway, th... Trouble codes: 211A, 928C.
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