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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L started by itself VIN: 1GNDX03E23
this is more of a question of why something happened than a post to fix an issue. van came in with slow start/weak battery condition. 10.5 volts open circuit. replaced battery. as i was attaching the negative terminal the engine cranked and started. key was in...
2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDXPF44517
This one has me. Van came in from another shop with a p2047 code for fuel rail pressure. What is happening is at idle the set high side pressure is 258 bar but actual is going from 280 bar to 237bar . When driving high side fuel pressure flutuates by 200 bar (... Trouble codes: P2047
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10A6R
no start no spark no injector pulse
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU17555
upon inspection found timing chains where worn out all plastic material who rubs on chain has come apart. Oil pressure cold 60 psi after a long warm up period and hot about 27 psi at idle. Work done, replaced, timing chains, guides, tensioners drivers side vvt... Trouble codes: P0305 (miss fire 5), P0308 (miss fire 8)
2008 Ford F-150 Limited 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW12568
After above repairs, replaced power steering pressure hose flushed power steering system and had engine running while purging air from power steering. Turned vehicle off. Tried to start a day later and it acted like it had a bad started. r Removed starter and ...
2013 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRF3G67D
This is the most difficult I ever had. This vehicle has intermittent problems, that have been going on for over a year. Unstable, rough idle, occasional stall, & intermittent cough or backfire all at idle. Check engine light with reoccurring codes. Wrench lig... Trouble codes: P060A, P0600 (serial communication link), U0300 (internal control module incompatability)
2011 Lincoln MKX 3.7L Front end VIN: 2LMDJ8JK4B
We put some new tires, brakes, outer tie rod ends on and performed a wheel alignment a couple of weeks ago. Shortly after that, the vehicle came back with a pull to the right, so we tried rotating the front tires side to side (no help) and re-checked the align...
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L engine VIN: 4JGDA2EB6C
1 did an oil cooler reseal for one of my good customers.Asked in technical discussion about time and pointers to look out for as it is my first Bluetec. Proceeded to make the repair and now it is just pouring out oil through the bell housing inspection hole.n...
2014 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L No Start VIN: 5N1AT2MV1E
This truck just got dropped in my lap. I am getting info here and there from the other shop. But I think I have the truth and all the info now. This truck was hit high right front deployed some air bags but not a major hit. Apparently when the air bags went of... Trouble codes: P161F
2010 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L intake leak VIN: WP1AA2AP1A
Porsche expertise needed: This Cayenne idles fast and rough, there is an audible vacuum leak from the vent hole in the oil separator box. Blocking the hole makes things worse. Codes point to front O2 and idle speed too high. Replace valve cover with PCV box or...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L Shifter linkage VIN: YS3CT58L6K
Greetings! Hope there are a few old Saab hands left out there - anyone else can just follow this out of curiosity. Vehicle needed a flex plate - 5 of the 6 rivets 'gone'. Slid transmission back - installed good used flexplate (couldn't find new) - slid transmi...
2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GH6B66B
This subaru impreza has a miss fire on start up only on #2 cylinder. I decided to do a tune up because of the millage 80,000. Changed the coil also because of miss fire on #2 cylinder only. Vehicle returned 2 weeks later with same code. After start up vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0302
2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L icm VIN: YV1CZ59H44
replace the the icm infotainment control module.remove the old one and saw circuit had bad solder joints and resolder then would turn on and go back off, this is why we replace the icm but it still does not play we have vida and download the software.We put al...

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2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S18
Did purchase it. Replaced check both valve & pump because the thought of working on my own vehicle is nauseating once let alone twice for the same or related problem. Air system now functions as designed. Apparently the CEL (& TPMS) indicators have been on fo... Trouble codes: P0411 (insf AIR flow), P2430 (Secondary Air Injection AIR System Pressure Sensor Circuit), P2431 (Secondary Air Injection System Pressure Sensor A Circuit Range/Performance), P2433 (Air Injection System Pressure Sensor A Circuit High).
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPW14535
OK let's recap. When delivered to us customer stated, filled with diesel and did'nt make it out of parking lot. We found tank filled with diesel fuel and broken chain on drivers head. Installed customer supplied 07 used engine. Would not start. After spending ...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out, detonation VIN: 1FTPW14V47
OK everybody... We have not heard from the customer for 4 days so it must be OK, at least for now. I want to thank EVERYBODY that replied and offered their experience and help. As these vehicles age, they do come up with stranger symptoms and I personally wast...
2012 Infiniti M37 X 3.7L No Start VIN: JN1BY1AR2C
The main timing chain tensioner piston is extended more than 3/4 of an inch indicating a chain stretch problem. We quoted the customer for replacing the chain and tensioner as well as both adjustable camshaft timing gears. Before preforming the repairs We cont...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HR58N66
Thanks for the responses. When vehicle came in customer had just filled the gas tank which complicated any potential diagnosis. Checked for leaks with smoke machine - system held pressure. Suggested customer return vehicle when they'd run the gas tank down to ... Trouble codes: P0456 (Evap purge system small leak), P0457 (Gas Cap Loose).
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23366
Thanks for all the replies. I figure out by taking the new aftermarket tensioners apart that the internal springs were different(shorter). I put in the original longer springs. Hand primed the tensioners to make sure full tension was on the guides. THanks for ... Trouble codes: P0012.
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BL1V8XC
Ended up sending to the dealer who said it had bad gas. So they drained the tank and filled with fresh gas but still said there was a problem. So they replaced the high pressure fuel pump under warranty. Trouble codes: P0172.
1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Alarm VIN: WP0CA2991V
Thanks Bob the buzzer switch fixed it, at wiring diagram that i found , it shows to be an inline on/off switch, so i jumped it and the alarm reset, car runs.Installed new switch today, thanks guys.
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