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1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9476N
Thanks in advance for any help on this headache, I have a 1992 Acura 1.8 that came into the shop from another shop. Compliant no start, the vehicle has no 5 volt reference, no spark, no fuel pressure or injector trigger. The compression is at 140 -145psi, when...
2005 Acura TL 3.2L Battery VIN: 19UUA662X5
This vehicle has been to shop multiple times for a "dead" battery. This time customer went away for 2 weeks, came back and car would not start, battery completely discharged. When we went down to "rescue vehicle" we installed jump pack and stated vehicle, as s...
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 ...
2013 Cadillac XTS Livery 3.6L transmission VIN: 2G61W5S3XD
While driving under slight load in 4th gear shutters also very slight between other gears. clean fluid, have not gone too far as want to know if this a common problem its so new.
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L ABS Module VIN: 1GCEK19T61
Tuck in everyone because this is a long story. This truck has problems with the ABS. About a year ago came it for ABS and BRAKE lamps on. Pulled codes C0265, C0245, C0251, C0246 and C0242. At that time performed the TSB for cleaning the ground at the body mo...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8GF78X27
t working after fuel pump replaced elsewhere,also hard to to fill cuts pump off and takes forever to fill,runs fine,dropped tank and found float unnattached and also found plastic spring loaded r fuel pump replaced elsewhere,also hard to to fill cuts pump off ...
2013 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Battery drain VIN: 2FMDK4KC1D
Hi. Got a weird one. Intermittently, the TCM will power the transmission up, with key and out of car. The solenoid(s) will click and a high pitched tone is constant. This kills the battery overnight. When I pull any PCM fuse or the BCM fuse, draw is eliminated...
2013 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Vvt VIN: 1FAHP2E83D
Car came in for a leaking water pump. Replaced the pump. Now has hard code P0017 and pending code P0300. I locked the cams before removing the timing chain and marked the crankshaft. I loosened the passenger side intake cam retaining bolt 2 turns to move the c...
2009 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L timing belt VIN: 5FNRL38979
Hello All, To start I want to preference this message with the fact that we are a high volume shop with a lot of qualified technicians. Over the past month we have had two Honda 3.5l V6 engines come back after doing a timing belt job within 15k to 20k miles w...
2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3CZRE48569
sets lean code after extended idling period. if idles in bay for 45 min or so trims will climb up to 35-45 stft and 25ltft. off idle it does come down to 15stft and 10ltft. smoke tested intake and crankcase. checked v/e with ats escan, calculated and actual ab... Trouble codes: P0171
2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L compressor VIN: 1HGCR2F83D
Hi, I have this 2013 Honda Accord with a complaint of low heat. There are no trouble codes in system. The vent temperature fully warmed on highest setting is 120 degrees f. The engine ECT sensor is reporting 164 degrees at idle, that seemed low was thinking th...
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...
2014 Kia Forte LX 1.8L MIL Lamp on, ABS,Brake,Air bag, VIN: KNAFK4A63E
Good day, Obd or Generic mode will not communicate. I Replace battery and problem still persisted. The shift interlock will not disengage. The gauges do not move. The gas gauge might be working ( measures 3/4). I read on shop key where the cluster does not use...
2008 Lexus GX470 4.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJBT20X78
:original post: Any help will be appreciated. Car came in with cylinder misfires on bank #1. Feels like a lean misfire. According to short and long trim bank one runs rich. When disconnecting battery to reset fuel trim and running engine with disconnected MAF ...
2013 Lexus ES350 3.5L Transmission VIN: JTHBK1GG3D
This is very strange. I bought this Lexus new and have only done engine oil/filter changes along with usual inspections (tires, lights, leaks of any kind, belts, brakes, etc.) My wife drives the car and she complained about an intermitant hesitation off idle. ...
2008 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L master cyl VIN: 3LNHM26T58
hey all you lincoln guys got this one from another shop in town. They replaced the master cylinder because it was leaking from the rear. They said they did a bench bleed and when they got a very low pedal they bleed them at the wheels. We got the job and We pr...
2009 Mazda 5 Touring 2.3L Alternator VIN: JM1CR29LX9
Hello everyone, This Mazda came in with a complaint that the dash lights flickered and the vehicle is running strangely - better when cold and worse when hot. We had a tech initially check it out, found code for high voltage in BCM, tested the charging system ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L 02 monitors wont run VIN: 4JGAB72E7Y
This SUV will not run the 0xygen sensor heater and the oxygen sensor signal(lambda) monitors. The readiness monitors have run for all others (comprehensive, misfire, fuel, secondary air, catalyst, evap, etc). There are no fault codes in the ME using Autologic ...
2013 Ram 2500 Tradesman 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6UR5HL7D
Not sure of procedure to get message to go away. Have been told to drive, reflash needed, battery disconnect. Have done all but reflash. Not really familiar with Chrysler reflash. Had a friend come by who is and could not get it to flash because already at cur... Trouble codes: P207F
2008 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Electronic VIN: 4S3BL67618
car came in with radio and the heater control panel both screens are flashing and you can control either the volume or station and same on the heater , you cant adjust the speed,cold and hot or the mode position , abs light is on and no codes
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 9BWGL61J46
this vehicle came in no start. verified fuel pmp bad replaced. ran fine. delivered vehicle. 2 hours later back on hook. more test resulted in new engine speed sensor and coil. now the vehicle runs but it will intermittenly cut out going down the road and act l... Trouble codes: 16705 (Engine Speed Sensor G28 Implausible Signal)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL93404
Lesson learned, I should never second guess my self just because the customer swears they replaced a part. It was in fact the thermostat opening to early and causing the outlet temp sensor to heat up too soon and kick the fan on. I also replaced the ECT which ... Trouble codes: P0128 (Coolant temp below thermostat regulating temp).
2010 BMW 528i 3.0L Stall, Stalled at stop side VIN: WBANU5C50A
We are decided tow to BMW. Specialist and they found there are exhaust valves bent. Customer have extended warranty but want customer pay for tear down first. But, customer declined and tow to there house now. Thank you for all replied. Trouble codes: 2E97, 2A99.
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L abs module bleed VIN: 2G1WT58NX6
Thanks to the multitude of responses I received on this post. After finally getting this POS to start{anti-theft problem} Canadian made. I had to repair the wires going to the left front hub and weld the rear trailing arm back together{broken in half} just to...
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L Code p0633 stored in VIN: 2C4RC1CGXC
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 2B6HB11X3Y
After checking the wiring and buss data line. No problem was found. Checked cluster also. No problem found. Turns out the computer I sent out and paid for was not repaired properly . I found a used one in the junkyard. Programed the vin in it. And all is good....
1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEU15H3J
It turns out this is a case of poor parts quality. This Truck took 4 Ign modules (all different brands) to get 1 that works. After testing everything and still coming to the conclusion of a failed ign module we ordered another for the heck of it and so far the...
2000 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTFC29U6Y
Thanks to all that replied. I plugged the pcv line at the valve cover and fuel trims went right back to normal. I am going to replace the crank seal and retest. I did have smoke from the crank seal so its looks to be the fix. Thank you. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
2011 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Suspension VIN: 5FNYF4H65B
This car is fixed! The new lower control arms we installed less than a year ago were clunking. We replaced them and noise is gone.
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BA41E67
Confirmed fix!!! Pigtail at ABS module and used ECM, reprogramed used ECM, and Nats, systems all good, no more codes. thanks guys!!! Trouble codes: U1000, U1001.
2014 Nissan Versa 1.6 SV 1.6L Unknown VIN: 3N1CN7AP2E
I am in total amazement but sooo happy to see this car fixed. I don't know why and I'm not sure I want to know why, but by chance I was pulling out of the parking lot and one of my techs noticed a brake light out on driver side and the passenger almost flicker...
2011 Subaru Impreza 2.5i 2.5L Misfire VIN: JF1GH6B66B
Thank you all for your help. Did a leak down test and found out that it was anti freeze soaking #2 plug.I dont do cylinder head work so another shop will do the work, thanks again for all your replys. Trouble codes: P0302.
2006 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L clutch VIN: WVWGK73C46
thanks for your time everyone. just as most suspected the clutch disk had totally come apart..
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