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2008 Acura RDX 2.3L Radio VIN: 5J8TB18518
This vehicle was brought to us from a customer who is getting it ready to sell. It came from a body shop for some minor paint work and was in our parking lot one mourning with instructions to change the oil and give it a safety inspection.The problem is the ra...
2007 Audi A4 2.0L emisson VIN: WAUAF78E47
car runing on idle bad rought i pull the plastic hose from the intake runs good i when to the dealer to buy cranck case ventlation i install it same back to square one i still have idle rought
2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULF78K79
this car arrived from a local car lot with the check engine light on and a slight to moderate misfire at idle. On a cold start its almost not there. As it warms up it gets worse. By the time its up to temp, if you rev the motor a few times it really almost goe... Trouble codes: P0303
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBAVB13516
First time customer. Engine will start and run a few minutes before stalling and failing to restart. Will restart after short rest period, then runs only very briefly before quitting and requiring a longer rest, prior to restart. For DME fault code 2D54 (which... Trouble codes: 2D54, C0F16, C0F14, 5E19
1997 Buick Skylark Limited 2.4L security system VIN: 1G4NJ52T2V
This is a security system problem. 97 Buick Skylark. I have replaced all three of the security related parts with no luck on the fix. Sometimes I can get it to program and it starts up and runs. But it always sets a P1629 code in the ecm. Not very often, but o...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4WS52J02
got a real hair puller here.i no I must be missing something.car came in 2 days ago on the hook.of coarse it started right up for me,drove in shop.check codes and only thing in there is p0463 fuel level circuit.gas gauge reading erratic also.gave him a estimat... Trouble codes: B2958 (p1626-), P1626 (p0463-), P0463
1997 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBFG15R0V
Van came to shop with a no start condition after the van had been sitting for a few years. We first checked fuses and found the ECM1 fuse blown. We then checked fuel pressure, and spark. Fuel pressure is good- 58 psi with KOEO, 62psi while cranking. Spark- goo...
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L emissions VIN: 1GCCS1443Y
Customer is trying to get vehicle through emissions testing and fails for incomplete monitors. The monitors that will not reset are oxygen sensor, catalyst, and evap. We have tried two different drive cycles a hand full of times and to no avail. Does anybody h...
2008 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L Ecm VIN: 3GNCA73X38
This car will not crank.No trigger line to starter.Also no communication with ecm, or anything else on high speed bus.Bcm communicates, shows proper power mode pids from ignition switch.Pcm has grounds and one power.The other powers are provided by the pwr/trn...
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS 1.6L Engine Control VIN: KL1TD66E19
This vehicle came to us with a failed engine. Replace the Engine with low mileage salvage yard unit. Vehicle will not idle or accelerate. We replaced the fuel pump for possible volume issue still not change. Inspected all of the engine harness, swapped old par...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L P c m VIN: 1B4HS28Z7X
Happy winter everybody! This Durango needs a PCM - engine shuts off without warning, "NO BUS" appears on odometer display and Scanner reads "Unable to communicate" ( we did the fault trace testing, verified power and grounds to PCM, verified no shorted outputs...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L spark plugs VIN: 3B7HF12Y8X
Trying to change the spark plugs and all the metal sleeves in the plug sockets are so swollen with rust i cant get a spark plug socket to it. Grinding my plug socket is not an option. It would be to thin. Anyboby have a good way to remove the sleeves around th...
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L lock-up VIN: 3B7KF236X1
This truck will jumps in and out of lock up at any speed and sometimes it drops down into 3rd gear. I can see it being commanded to do so on the scanner. Also I keep loosing communication with the engine computer. The power train computer works fine. When I un...
2007 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L oil VIN: 1FDAW56PX7
we did almost $15k worth of work to this truck and now its back 4 months later with a leak. Replaced heads, did ARP stud kit, bulletproof egr and oil cooler bypass. all of that seems to be fine, no leaks there as far as i can tell. pressure washed the motor an...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Heatercore? VIN: 1FT7W2BT5B
Next time outside temp got below 20 degrees f problem came back .removed inner fender and flushed heatercore again both directions several times still no heat while idling great heat while driving i know this sounds kinda basic but any help whould be greatley ...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W04
Well just thought I'd run this by you guys and see if I'm on the right track. Rodeo came in with low power light and ck engine light on. Cured code p1515 with new tps. Then right away before it warmed up set code po101 and if you let it run 5 min., it will set... Trouble codes: P0101, P0300
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L skim VIN: 1J4FA49S23
Customer attempted to fix inop reverse lights, thought he was taking voltage measurements at his reverse light switch, but he actually had his power probe on the vss. he says he applied voltage to one of the 3 vss wires with his power probe and now it cranks b...
2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Power Steering VIN: SALMH11465
Hello, Vehicle came in with complaint of increased steering effort on cold start up. Goes away after driving down the road. Changed power steering fluid and reservoir. Issue is still present. Found TSB LM-211-011 related to excessive steering effort. TSB as...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L replace fuel tank VIN: WDBSK75F64
im trying to replace fuel tank, and the fuel tank cover won't come out, it seems like the top needs to be open, but it doesn't work, and i'm asking for help to open the top manually, thank you in advance
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L Transmission fault VIN: WDBTK56G76
I need help with this one. The vehicle came with the code P0718 - Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Intermittent.i did check all possible faults such as, - Faulty Transmission Speed Sensor - Transmission Speed Sensor harness is open or shorted - Transmission ...
2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Battery VIN: WMWZG3C57B
Vehicle arrived with customer complaint of battery dying overnight. Checked for parasitic draw on battery, found approx. 3.2A draw on battery. Let vehicle sit for 30 minutes and still has 3.2A draw. Vehicle attempts to enter sleep mode after approx. 2 minutes ...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L heater core VIN: 2CKDL73F96
The heater core on this Torrent is leaking. I have the dash out and according to alldata I have to remove the tie bar. It's tied in with the HVAC assembly. I can't get the tie bar out. Am I doing this right or is there another way. Please help
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L drivers seat VIN: WP0AA299XV
im working on the power drivers seat wont move forward or backward. I cant move it far enough forward to get to bolts to get it out? so I can work on it any tricks on getting the seat out so I can work on it ? thanks joe.
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JTDKB20U86
This is my wife's Prius I'm working on. Fuel economy has slowly dropped from 40-42 mpg (for years)with a one time high of 56 mpg down to the current 34 mpg. This took place over a year, dropping maybe a mile per gallon each couple of months. No codes, new plug...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Timing Chain VIN: WVWFU73C86
This car was towed in as a no-start. It appears that the timing chain is broken. I have limited experience with vws. Did it bend valves??? Is it worth doing chains or do I quote an engine??? If I do chains, what special tools do I need?? Any insight into this ...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA71K08
We got this car from shop I used to work at before opening my own place. They got this from an auction with a bad engine and that's all I know about the previous history of the car. The motor was rebuilt and when they got it all back together this is what they... Trouble codes: P0088
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Derate VIN: 1VWBN7A31C
Hello everyone. This VW came to us with the check engine light and DEF lights on and customer had a complaint of it derating. It's been to the dealer multiple times for the same problem with no luck. Reference voltages and glowplugs tested fine. No sign of any... Trouble codes: P0651 (Reference voltage b open), P13D0, P13D3, P0472 (Exhaust pressure sensor a low), P204A, P0674 (4 glowplug open)
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Drivers blend actuator VIN: YV1RH59248
This may get long winded but here goes. Vehicle arrived with a myriad of communcation codes. Cleaned and tightened loose grounds from Central Electronics Module, and most seem to be fixed. Only complaint remaining is that the drivers side vents won't blow warm...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAULT64B54
2008 Audi S6 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDN74F48
Thanks for everyone's help. After contacting Ross tech for some help, swapping mass with no change, monitoring fuel psi at 49% and 30 bar at idle and up to 100 bar at full throttle (always spec and actual were within 1-2 bar), nothing was standing out, so I pe... Trouble codes: P1077 (Lean Limit Exceeded).
1990 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L blower fuse burns VIN: 1GNCT18ZXL
well gang, I think it's fixed! Found 2 problems! 1. - wire harness on passenger side at rear of engine rubbed thru and exposed a wire - was very happy until problem recurred!! - I believe the diode at the compressor clutch connector has an intermittent short -...
1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19X7W
Thanks for all the replies. Mike & Timothy were right. We changed with an OEM EGR valve, actual and desired is matching only going down the road. Trouble codes: P0404.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 SS 5.7L Ignition System VIN: 2G1FP22G42
Thank you to all who replied. Well we got the vehicle back Thursday night, Friday morning checked the voltage on the ignition switch side of the "Starter" fuse. That's where the lag was. The adjustment of the switch seemed good. Replaced ignition switch and al...
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.6L Constant regen VIN: 1GBZGUCL9C
This unit went to local gm dealer, I was provided with the following info. Two forced regents were completed, soot load down to zero percent, unit back in service. Wish I had more info to post here, as a couple months ago this unit received a forced regen he... Trouble codes: P24A0.
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2A8HR54P08
1991 Dodge Dakota 3.9L abs VIN: 1B7GG26X6M
all that said air,good for you.i had previously vac,bled system to no avail.friday with a helper pumping I realized very little fluid out of rr bleeder.had plenty of fluid out of loose line.pulled the new cylinder and tore it apart.what I found was a new one f...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTSW31F72
Thanx to all, & yes, to those who mentioned it, I should have researched archives better. I will look there 1st from now on, thanx. I do believe, based on my previous clean-up & re-check of the oil pan & R.main, that this leak is indeed coming from above in t...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L No Start, no communication VIN: 1FTNF21578
truck had 2 problems, first was bad wire from pdc to pcm. was blue/brown wire from fuse 76 to pcm. second was connector above abs module was not plugged in all the way and making intermittent connection. after fixing these truck ran great. thanks for all the r... Trouble codes: U0100.
2008 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L shifting gears VIN: 1FMCU02Z48
o.k I want to thank all the techs who provided info and help with this problem . Dan from Ontario and Bruce Mefford were correct on their suggestions. We called dealer and asked for pilot bushing - was told car does not require one. we removed transmission aga...
2010 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Heater Core VIN: 5FNYF3H58A
Customer took vehicle and will return at a later date. When customer brings vehicle back I will try to manually move temp door with actuator removed, per advise. Also, using the inspection scope, try to verify no blockage in the heater box itself. Thans for al...
2003 Lexus GS300 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BD69S53
all is well as you all did it again.customer had me replace both sensors at his request after i explained that was not the problem but i went ahead and removed vvt and cleaned up real good and problem solved.told him to get new but insisted on leavin old till ...
2008 Lexus LS460 4.6L abs module VIN: JTHBL46F58
Thank you everyone for your help. Replacement of the ABS Actuator fixed the concern.
2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L Spark/Fuel VIN: 4JGAB57E83
Hello, As far as an accurate diagnosis based on raw data I did not come up conclusive. I did however feel the detent of the ignition switch did not feel very good so based on the price of a new one I installed it. I am pretty sure this issue is fixed.
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