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2009 Audi S5 4.2L Clutch VIN: WAURV78T19
Vehicle was towed in, with clutch fluid leaking from the slave cylinder physically broken.upon further inspection found the clutch centering spring assy broken at the pedal assy. Replaced both. bled system and vehicle won't start. technician stated when it bro...
2007 Cadillac Escalade 6.2L running board motor VIN: 3GYFK62857
Customer came in with a passenger running board motor not working, when it does work it sounds like it is eating gravel. Ordered a new motor from cadillac. Part #[...]. Tried to install new part and it will not fit. The motor head is slightly different. It ...
2011 Cadillac SRX Luxury 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GYFNDEY1B
Vehicle stalls on cold start intermittently. Has never acted up on us by stalling, but has on our transmission shop once. They thought TCC solenoid and replaced, but still doing same thing. No codes present. Was back at Cadillac dealer and they couldn't anythi...
2013 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Climate contol panel VIN: 1G1PE5SB3D
This is rebuilt salvage car that was mainly hit in the left front near the fuse box. Runs and drives fine with no warning lights or check engine light on. The three issues are the climate control panel is inop. No indicator lights are on, but as soon as the en...
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 2C3KA63H26
Help from my fellow techs, My parents purchased this 2006 300c Hemi. Brought it to me for a few repairs all are done except for our cutting off issue. No known time but usually cold this car will start and run fine, But sometimes just shuts off. Does not run o...
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Starting VIN: 2C4RDGCG9C
No start / code stored p0685, p2311, p2305, p2317
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Components VIN: 1FTPW12554
Came in with code p0021 intake camshaft timing over advanced bank 2. Customer had replaced cam phaser actuator on bank 2. Swapped phaser actuators between banks and problem remained on bank 2. Pulled timing cover and replaced both cam phasers with oe parts as ...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L vents VIN: 1FTFW1EF4C
Customer complaint: His right foot gets very cold while driving and can feel a slight amount of air coming from the heat outlet when set on panel. tested for codes-none, performed motor calibration or reset by removing fuse 15 from sjb. Still same result Pulle...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTFC29U6Y
Long time listener first time caller. Truck came in with cel and poor idle. Found lean codes for both banks. Fuel trims at idle LT at 25 ST at 50. Increase in throttle brings fuel trims back close to normal. Smoked the intake through fuel regulator hose. Only ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2)
2010 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5KBCP3F88A
see above description of work Trouble codes: P2422 (Evap vent valve stuck)
2014 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L rear hatch door lock actuator VIN: 5FNYF4H4XE
Hey guys. trying to fix a problem with our 2014 Honda Pilot Ex 4x4. The rear hatch does not unlock with the remote or interior button (to unlock it). The release actuator is not working with the buttons (remote fob or door locks) The release actuator essenti...
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Extended cranking VIN: 5NPDH4AE9B
I'm having trouble with an intermittent extended cranking time on start up like about 5-7 seconds intermittently. FYI this car did have a factory short block installed about 10,000 km ago. There are no trouble codes stored in the system and this is a push to s...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K83
This Jeep came in for Inspection and Emission, Failed Emissions for Engine lamp on and code set was P0306 also had P0301 in history. We replaced spark plugs and coils, the spark plug electrodes were worn way down and the engine ran smooth when we were finished...
2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Dinging / Flashing VIN: WDBFA68F71
Hello MBZ Techs, The problem we have is with the hard top on the car while driving only, the top switch on the console will light up (red)and flash plus the chime will start dinging! The problem won't happen with the convertible top up or down, only with the h...
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Difficulty refueling VIN: 4S4BP61C25
Vehicle is very difficult to refuel. I suspect clog in evap system or vent valve. this car sat for years outdoors in the countryside of Vermont and is now being used slightly more by a family member in N.Y.C. so it still does not get a lot of use. Identifix su...
2009 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGFM77L39
have had problems to verify fuel pressure specs on low side and high side. 40 bar is the low spec found for rail pressure; the only problem is that my pressures never are that low but the fault is set at 110 bar. confused! I would like to check low pressure to... Trouble codes: P0673, P0087

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2012 BMW X6 xDrive50i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFG8C5XC
Hey guys, thanks for the replies. I had to do a hard reset and touch the battery terminals together to clear the computers. Then it started thanks Trouble codes: U0100 (no communication with ECU).
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L AWD light VIN: 3G5DB03E73
First thanks to all the replies. We tested solenoid on rear diff and found it defective.Also needs fluid change.Once Customer seen the price tag on the solenoid . She decided to take it back to where she bought it. This is a great web site Thanks again.
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LT 1.8L timing belt VIN: 1G1JC6SH3D
Thanks again. I felt that the timing tools would be important to have when watching a few videos of other people doing this job without the tools. Specifically the cams going in opposite directions when the belt was removed convinced me (along with all of you...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1ET6C
Thanks to all, found during the pin check that pin 11 between the boost sensor and ECM has no continuity at terminal for boost sensor, was ok at the wire, so took the connector apart and found wire broken. He also had installed the wrong sensor, had a manifold... Trouble codes: P0237 (Boost sensor curcuit a low).
2013 Ford F-150 XL 3.5L Driveline VIN: 1FTFX1ET7D
Changed the spark plugs. They looked fine. Dropped the pan and didn't see any crud and the fluid wasn't bad. Replaced the filter and changed the fluid. Improved the issue somewhat to where you can live with it given the mileage.
2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.2L Ride Control VIN: 1GKS2JKJ0F
Thanks to all for your help. The solution to this problem ended up being quite simple. After having the vehicle in the shop for a day and not finding a culprit, the customer could not leave it with me and picked it up. He said he would bring it back in a week ...
2012 Honda Civic Si 2.4L Brakes VIN: 2HGFB6E54C
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDH4AE8B
I ended up taking the timing chain out and comparing it to new one. The chain was stretched about 3/4" longer than a new one. The guides were in good shape but I replaced all the guides and tensioner just to be safe. I also tested the cam sprockets with air a... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft Position-Camshaft Position Correlation Bank 1 Sensor A).
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Battery VIN: JTHBN36F84
I checked the door modules and data again with the scanner and found no problem.I did have the Mayday ECU unhooked.I went back to the luggage compartment fuse box and unplugged connectors one at a time to see which one the draw was on.There was a connector wi...
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L No Start VIN: JTHBK26236
We had a family emergency and I have not been able to spend any more time with vehicle. I am Getting a check engine light. When I push the button to start dash lights up like normal but the security light keeps flashing and the vehicle will not crank. I Tri... Trouble codes: B2799 (Engine immobilzer System).
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Engine VIN: WDBUF56J56
Thanks to all who replied. I was able to correct the original complaint which was PO011 and PO012 with cam adjustment magnets. There are no additional codes. I have advised the customer to replace the balance shaft soon. I will update this when I pull the shaf...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ56H37
Thank you for the insight, We are replacing the intake manofold & the coolant fan. We appreciate the usefull info. Trouble codes: P2006.
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