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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAVB13526
Car came in on hook. Customer states when starting the vehicle ,it just died without any warning. Retrieved codes and found 2AB4 Control unit, Internal Fault RAM and 2DEC Power Management ,Battery Monitor. Check and found battery been replaced prior. I also ch...
2003 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Axle seal VIN: 1G6KY54943
Vehicle has a 4T80-E transaxle. The left axle seal is leaking badly on this vehicle. The axle seal has been replaced 4 times and the axle has been replaced. With the axle fully installed there is vertical play, indicating the bushing is worn. I can not find a ...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Instrument cluster & radio VIN: 1GCEC14X94
The Instrument panel cluster stays illuminated, gear position & battery warning stays on. Also the radio clock and seek bottom is on with door opened or closed & drains the battery. Has B2615 Pass. compartment dimming #2 (cluster, etc) circuit malfunction as a...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L alternator VIN: 1G1ZS51F76
This one came to us from another shop. Their customer was driving car when "battery light" came on. Customer drove vehicle until it died hoping they could make it home. Car gets towed to shop. Mechanic replaces alternator with Delco #334-1468A. Now car has ove...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Tpms VIN: 1GCEK19008
Tpms lite will not turn off- no codes. All tires at 38 psi display on dash shows all tires at 38 psi. Relearn performed road test done, lite stays on steady.
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU57M89
This car is very hard to start, must hold accelerator to floor to get it started. Once started it will not idle, will only continue to run if you work the accelerator. Scanner shows misfires on 4 cylinders, two being much worse. Cannot get accurate scanner rea... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L water leak VIN: 2A4GM68496
hey I got this van with the 3.5 engine with a water leak that I think is a housing where the lower hose goes to also the oil cooler has a hose going to it it appears to have a leak at the gasket for the housing my question it such a pain in the butt to even se...
2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L power sliding door VIN: 2D4GP44L56
Using either buttons to power open or close left sliding door, door will start to move and then jump back and forth under electric motors power and refuse to open or close. Code checked the door module with a scan tool and found code: excessive Hall Effect swi...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L abs VIN: 1FAFP58222
hi all, i have a problem child here and i hope i can get some help. the car came in for a "vibration" when stopping. another tech looked at it real fast and the abs activates just below 10 mph to almost a full stop. at higher speeds all is good. we have a gene...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty XLT 5.4L airbag VIN: 1FBSS31L49
code uo151 no communication from restraints control. have power + ground. wave form on can.low goes high instead of low. when i cut can high wire from the restraints control module to net work and all is good can high 2.5 to 3.5 low can is 2.5 to 1.5. wave for...
2000 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1857Y
pulling hair, customer rampage, will code for p1399 after driving ten mins 0r 30 mins. will set hard code for 303 and 306 but only after starts a dead miss-when cel flashing. swapped coils around, no help, swapped injectors around, checked valve adjustment, no... Trouble codes: P1399, P0303, P0306
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Shifting VIN: 1J4GW58N2Y
Vehicle came in with arms length of codes, due to transmission now needing 7 liters of fluid. Rear seal was leaking, vehicle would hit third and downshift instead. Fixed leak, and topped it up and drove it all day just fine, customer took it home drove fine th...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L radio VIN: 1J4GR48K35
Happy New Years everyone. Thought I'd finish out the year with a head ache. Replaced Battery at customer request. Simple enough, serviced vehicle and sent on it's way. Returned the following morning with radio completely out, no display , nothing. Inspected fu...
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4.7L Oil Pressure Light VIN: 1J8HG58N66
On startup (intermittently) the oil pressure light stays on (for up to 10 minutes). This is totally random, seems to have no definite pattern, but customer states it happens more in the morning (cold start). I have observed it, and noticed that the 2 pids, oil... Trouble codes: P0522
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L balance shaft gear??? VIN: WDBRF52H27
Hi guys im in need of whatever info will be useful in replacing the balance shaft gear in this c230.Shopkey info is very limited as many of you know,this will be my first attempt to do this job so my questions are 1.what special tools will I need to get other ...
1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L No Start VIN: 2P4FP25B7W
This vehicle came in as a "No Start". It sat out in the "Waiting" line for a couple of weeks. Went out to vehicle to check for codes. Vehicle started, ran a little rough, then purred like a kitten. Found "MAP FLT" in the "Limp-In" PID. "Check Eng." light was o...
2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R 3.6L Steering wheel VIN: 4S4BREKC7A
Hello group, I have a client that is contemplating purchasing this 2010 Outback. He asking me about this shake in the steering wheel problem. There's hours of reading forums on the internet about it. He test drove the car and says that is definitely not as smo...
2007 Suzuki SX4 2.0L Unknown VIN: JS2YB41317
This car came in with the ABS/brake light flashing and with the auto awd light on also the check engine light is on. When I do a complete vehicle scan I get these codes C1250 U0073 U0101 B1315. I have no communictation with the Ecm or the TCM. I've checked the...
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWGG83A8T
Please read all related repair history I apologize for the lenth. After replacing the turbo for the 3rd time and finding the one I removed to be good, I'm unsure why I have oil coming out of the exhaust. If it had weak piston rings I would expect some oil in ...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L No Start VIN: 3VWDP7AJ9C
Hopefully an easy one for you Farfegnugen afficienados. Got this 2012 Jetta 2.5 that is sitting at a body shop after being wrecked and is a no start. Has a code for Crash Shutoff Triggered. 0 information on Mitchell and Identifix for what this pertains to or h... Trouble codes: 05641 (crash shutoff triggered)
2000 Volvo V40 1.9L no crank VIN: YV1VW2555Y
Vehicle was towed in from another shop. vehicle is a no crank no start. we scanned vehicle with Vida and the IMM and ECU are not on the network/not responding. all fuses test good with test light. I have switched power for crank signal at the 24/20 plug behind...

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2000 Audi S4 2.7L head gaskets VIN: WAUDD68D7Y
Thanks for the replies,especially those that answered my questions. Normally I would have passed on this job all together but we had already done the timing components & water pump. Due to Obamanomics customer had take his chances & only fix the heads, he unde...
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L rotors VIN: 1GNEK13TX5
thank you all for your help, come to find out someone had put the wrong fluid in the master cylinder..after talking to the customer and explaining to him what the repair would be they declined the work and decided to trade the car in. thank you all again(learn...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Unknown VIN: 2CNDL13F47
Thank You all for the replies. We replaced the right front cv axle and noise is gone !! Thanks again, Mike
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L Cam followers VIN: 1D7HE48N95
Thank you everyone on your input & suggestions. Wanted for customer to drive a few weeks prior to posting repair. Recommendations were all excellent & included confirming correct oil pressure in the upper engine, correct guide clearances & installed valve heig...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18NX7
traced t0 rotted starter ground strap. replace starter. still no crank. checked all power and grounds. traced to faulty totally integrated power module. replaced and vehicle started. we could not configure the totally integrated power module for the optio...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Radio and can bus VIN: 2D8HN44HX8
Couldn't figure out the draw. Sent the car to an electrical shop since the dealership couldn't figure it out too
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Valve Covers VIN: 1J4GL48K33
Thanks for all the great suggestions,here is where we are at so far. It seems it only leaks when it gets really cold and I am suspecting the breather hose or PCV is freezing up and forcing oil out through a small crack in a vent hose. 1st leak was 11/21/13 13...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L suction fan VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Thank you for everyone who responded! It did turn out to look like a faulty Me but customer decided to pick up vehicle. Sorry to not have a rock solid fix on this one. Thank you again!
2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1AB51D04
I am closing this post as client has decided since vehicle runs fine not to pursue closed loop issue at this time. I did check all the items that members suggested and did not find reason for lack of closed loop reporting on scan tools. I will post more info i... Trouble codes: P0420.
2004 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: KL5JD52Z84
Well, the customer decided to pull the plug on this vehicle. We told him we would need to check cam timing closely before pulling cylinder head off for repair and check out everything else out closely, could get costly. Thanks for the input guys. Happy New ...
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGFK7A95A
i checked with the dealer and found that there no open recalls or campaigns. There was a software update but that wouldnt fix the problems. Checked for powers & grounds and verified vaccum at diaprahm o.k. found valve to have high internal resistance and arm... Trouble codes: P202B, P310E, 12558 (bypass valve for egr cooler), 08235 (control circuit for redundant tank heater).
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