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2002 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Loud Noise from trans. VIN: 2HNYD18692
We don't normally do trans. work, BUT this is a long-time customer, SO we are trying to help him, or send him to someone who can. IF you were deaf, you would NEVER KNOW any problem existed. The car to shift smoothly, with NO torque converter shudder. Elden
2013 Audi A6 Quattro Premium Plus 2.0L horn, interior lights, a/c VIN: WAUGFAFC8D
Hello techs, Audi came in with NO horn, No interior lights and A/C warm. Customer states all seem to have happened at the same time. Found blown 20Amp Fuse, (#7, SD7) at fuse panel "D" underdash on L/S next to J519 VESCM (aka: BCM/Power distribution module). I...
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...
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...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Num. 4 Glow Plug VIN: 1GCHK29D26
Customer brought in for check engine light, and i found that the number 5 glowplug was bad. I contacted him and he wanted to replace all of them, so i replace all the right side ones with no problem, then i started on the left side and the first one was a litt...
2013 Chevrolet Caprice PPV 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 6G1MK5U26D
p0521 keeps setting,oil manifold ,eop sensor has been replced twice with oe,eop pigtail replaced.it takes between 40 to 60 miles to reset ,always resets at 60 to 70 mph.the car is always up to temp. freeze frame records do not show oil pressure and every singl...
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1D7HG48X93
hello all, we have this Dakota here that's got us stumped in a big way, it started 2 years ago with a customer complaint of very slight engine cutout, has been an on going issue ever since and it has been getting progressively worse. We have had the truck off ... Trouble codes: P1391 (CMP or CKP intermittent)
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Viscous Fan VIN: 3D7MS48C75
When pulling hill engine will heat up until it reaches red zone 230 degrees,fan will not enguage,test run in shop with ac on and when pressures come up fan clutch will enguage,monitor scan data while driving and cts reads same as guage and engine does get hot ...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 4.7L Drivers Side Low Beam VIN: 1D7HU18N57
Drivers Side Low Beam Does Not light, High Beam does & both Passengers side Low Beam & High Beam work fine. Drivers side Headlight has a White w/green trace wire which is the high beam & I have power to that wire with high beam selected & again high beam wor...
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)
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU03G39
Thanks for your suggestions. I have this escape with a 3.0 come in for a check engine light on. The codes were p0012 p0022 p0341 p0346. I checked the oil level & its good @ clean. I cleared the codes & they all came back in a few miles. The truck seemed to dri... Trouble codes: P0012, P0022, P0341, P0346
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...
2014 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L Bcm VIN: 2FMHK6C8XE
Ford techs! Help! I Replaced the BCM because it was not powering up the Stop lamp/Turn Signal on the left side. Programmed the new one with no issues (Using FJDS with Cardaq J2534 for independent shops), turn signal and stop lamp now works. I was able to acces...
2012 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Glow Plugs VIN: 1GT120C87C
I'm not really a diesel shop but my shop helper snapped 2 glow plugs tips in the glow plug passageway the are stuck and i can almost get a needle nose on them but my question is i know they make a tool too extract them for $160 but anybody have a cheaper idea?...
2011 Infiniti QX56 5.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ2NF6B
Vehicle came in with white smoke from exhaust with raw fuel smell. Checked fuel pressures 2 days ago and l/ffuel pressure was 71 psi, 3200mv and high pressure pump 000 psi,1000 mv tested 2 days later everything is normal. Can hhp fail intermittently. Outside t... Trouble codes: P0087
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Hi all in IATN land. I need some help with this S-Type. For one, the wiring diagrams in Aldate and Pro Demand are incomplete. I did find connector views that has helped me find the circuits I need to do some testing. What I know so far is there is 12 volts at ... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel not enabled), P1586 (Throttle body)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L heat VIN: WDBCA25D0M
Customer complaint that he only has heat coming out of defrost vents,there is no heat from any other vents,I did manually pull vacuum on port 4 on the switch over valve and heat did start coming out center vents.I need to to know how to test the push button sw...
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...
2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDGJ4HB1F
This vehicle was brought to us from another shop with the following: the original engine was never maintained, (oil changes never done since new), and this caused a timing chain failure, the shop swapped out the engine with a used 2,000 mile assembly, It start... Trouble codes: P0017
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L Transmission VIN: 5N1ED28Y34
Hello everyone! I have a intermittent cold start drivability problem. This is the second time the customer has come in but we were not able to replicate the problem with the vehicle up to temp, so we held the vehicle overnight and the problem presented itself ...
2010 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L Axles VIN: 5Y2SP6E0XA
Definite vibration starts to come in from front end around 65 mph and only gets worse the faster you drive. Under 65 it is detectable but no where near the intensity after 65 mph. It is basically smooth under 60 mph. Under carriage inspection revealed nothing ...
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SG63625
I got 2005 forester and blinking cel with misfire on cyl #1 and two.Works good till now. I went to mountains about month ago ,and barely got back home driving on gear 1 up the heal. At home I found misfire on all cylinders . So far I replaced upstream O 2 sens... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302
2006 Subaru Outback XT 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S4BP67C86
Hey everyone. I have an incredibly difficult 2006 Subaru Outback Turbo in the shop. This vehicle came from the dealership who had the car for 7 months with no solution. To start with, there is an intermittent lack of power. It bogs down really bad at times. Ac...

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1992 Acura Integra GS 1.8L No Start VIN: JH4DA9476N
First I would like to thank everyone for their advise, here was the fix. I check the valve timing previously as I stated earlier. But on my way home during freeway meditation here in Cali. I was thinking I never check the ignition timing. So the next day I che...
2005 Acura TL 3.2L Battery VIN: 19UUA662X5
As this problem only occurs after sitting for an extended period of time. We decided to follow the most likely suggestion from others in that the Hands Free Link(HFL) is going bad. We unplugged the module and are returning it to the customer. This is a daily d...
2012 Audi Q7 Premium Plus 3.0L No crank condition VIN: WA1LGAFE0C
Customer decided to tow to dealer which is in another state. I did not suspect steering column module because the only code that came on was for a key not recognized. Took apart key and found rust inside. Told her we needed a new key to continue troubleshoo...
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L p0442 small leak VIN: 3GNFK16308
upon removing fuel tank and all related componets,we smoked tested each indivudaly ,tech noticed a bad canister,replaced canister, it has been about two weeks with no issues related to evap system customer is happy and we are thankful for all the tech's who re... Trouble codes: P0442.
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTPX14555
Thank you gentlemen for all the great replies and suggestions! After checking the purge valve, the vent valve, the fuel pump driver module and the canister, I decided to swap out the gas cap, although there appeared to be nothing wrong with it. Go with the ch... Trouble codes: P1450 (Unable to bleed up fuel tank vacuum).
2011 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L Hvac VIN: 1FTMF1EM3B
Located source of clicking noise, it was the temp control blend door motor- replaced motor, noise is gone. Clicking noise was not present until battery was disconnected & replaced, which puts all blend door motors into a calibration mode that starts when key i...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L vents VIN: 1FTFW1EF4C
Went to a large used vehicle lot last night and sampled 5 or six like trucks 2011-2013 with exception of one without auto climate control all trucks had that slight leak from the heater outlet.Talking to the customer, he stated he's never thought about it til ...
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GDHG31U34
I'm claiming this one as fixed. Spoke with customer a few days ago and he said so far it's been good. For those of you who may not have read my update, the repair for this problem was the B2S1 oxygen sensor. Vehicle acted up during warm up and this gave me the... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
2009 GMC Yukon SLT 5.3L engine VIN: 1GKFK33089
Sorry it took so long to get back. this truck is a side project and we got busy with other jobs. It is from the engine oil pan. the part is the spring out of the timing chain guide/tensioner. Thank you for all of the replies.
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WMWMM33569
after all that was done it was the vanos valve. The car had been to 3 other shops and someone installed a new valve. The valve was broken inside and caused the readings to be verified that the valve was working when it was not. The valve would open and close... Trouble codes: 2B64, P0300 (Random misfire).
2012 Toyota Sienna Limited 3.5L SRS/Airbag light on VIN: 5TDYK3DC4C
Thanks for the quick responses! Replaced the spiral cable and all is well again.
2015 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5L nav radio VIN: 5TDKKRFH7F
Thank you Mike,Michael and Kevin for the help. I did find a TSB about the problem. It says there is a software update for this problem as you all stated. Its pretty simple. Just take a blank flash drive and download the latest software from the Toyota website....
2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Charging VIN: WVGEM77L24
This repair was not approved - i have learned the battery cable can be replaced with engine in vehicle -- Refer to tsb 27 06 09 there is some pics and instruction. Would recommend about 6 hrs labor.
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