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2010 Audi S4 3.0L Pressure plate VIN: WAUDGAFL3A
Customer bought in car with clutch pedal sticking to floor.We replaced clutch pressure plate disc, fork and throwout bearing. now pedal hard and cant push pedal in, any adjustment? bad pressure plate?
1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Fuel Gauge inop VIN: WBAAA1303K
I've traced the problems to bad electrical connectors at the fuel pump [no start] & driver's side fuel tank sending unit [fuel gauge]. While attempting to repair the connectors, the simply disintegrated in my hands. The connectors appear to be of identical...
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Mechanical VIN: 1C3EL55RX6
hello !!! i have car come in with water leaking we replace water pump ! first start engine run normal we let it run for 20 mins to make sure cooling fan are on we turn off the engine & go home !! this morning i come in start engine ! it is start making noi...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L emcc control VIN: 2A4RR5DX2A
Ck engine light on and will not shift. Code in pcm is p2764. If code is cleared still will not shift and resets 2764 after driving.After checking under hood I can see dark green/tan pin 3 emcc control from pcm to trans connector has been bypassed out of ha...
2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cluster inop VIN: 1B7FL26XXY
Truck was brought in after it died on road. Tested and found no spark, no pulse at coil, and no injector pulse. Ordered and replaced PCM with reman unit. Started rough. Additionally found crank sensor wires pulled from connector. (pulled motor without disc...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L Hesitation VIN: 1D7HA18KX5
Hey Dodge Fans! I have a fun job here, came in running but in limp mode. Fixed that. but still hesitation when taking off... after 5 mph, runs great! or if you take off slow. Checked compression, Fuel pressure, replaced Tps, Map. Not sure where to go from ... Trouble codes: P2098
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Rear Main VIN: 1FTNW21F3Y
First off Thank You for taking time to look at this request. Customer brought vehicle in with a slipping clutch and serious oil leak down the right side of the Bell Housing. We replaced the flywheel, clutch kit and rear main seal. Started vehicle and still...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U53
I am at a lost... vehicle will run great for days and then after starting and accelerating for a few feet it asks as if it dies, the one time I was aware enough to look the low fuel and ABS light were the only 2 lights that came on, but just as fast as it ...
2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDUF4GT1C
this tow truck was towed in last week. The owner had removed CAC hose and air cleaner & intake hose. Scanned for codes and engine control data with IDS. Had codes for MAF IAT1, and G/P control module comm. Cleaned GPCM connectors, pluged in maf and reteste...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GK58K45
Came in for vlv covers leaking oil and a vibration on acceleration. If you rev this 3.7L V-6 it will vibrate from 1200 to 1800 rpm in neutral, it does not have to be in gear. It is most acute right at 1500 rpm, where it will shake the steering wheel and th...
2009 Kia Rio SX 1.6L No Start VIN: KNADE22319
Car cranks but no start, tries to but seems to be flooding. R&R spark plugs (they where flooded) Car hits about every 2 or 3 revs like a flooded car but never clears up and runs. Has anyone got any ideas? Thanks for any help guys!
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Defroster VIN: WDBRF40J23
Hello Techs.2003 c230 k sedan.Windshield defroster vents not opening.did flap adaptation and watched data pid for defroster flap motor change with different open and close settings.HVAC not setting any codes.Is there any mechanical checks i can do before d...
2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D3Y
Based on the past repairs and what we have tested and researched, we suspect a possible computer issue. We don't know if one of the TPS switches can cause this code if it were damaged during the induction service. The idle switch says close on the scanner.... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle air control code stored)
2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 3.6L cooling system VIN: 3C6JR6AG0D
This truck was overheated. Another shop replaced the blown head gaskets along with the thermostat, water pump and heater control valve. All dealer parts. Customer drives the vehicle and coolant blows from the radiator cap. They replace the radiator cap and...
2013 Scion FR-S 2.0L fuel pump VIN: JF1ZNAA12D
Problem: chirp in engine compartment when idling when engine at operating temperature. Back story: I just purchased this FRS. When I purchased the vehicle the owner said (I have receipt) the high pressure fuel pump was replaced due to this problem. (at 18,000 ...
2004 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH68654
this is a well mantained car .car was working great until it sat overnight and battery gave out .tried to jump but would not crank full revolution replaced battery now motor cranks normal but will not start .has 60 #fuel pressure has spark i have pulled ev...
2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L Strong Fuel Smell VIN: JTDFR32051
OK Toyota experts, Customer complains strong fuel odor inside cabin. Pulled interior apart and after smoke test found that two of the hoses on the charcoal canister were swollen and not seated properly. Replaced and no more smell inside cabin. NOW ---)...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Misfire VIN: 5TEWN72N22
Hi Toyota tech’s, this ones a long time problem, on the scanner it shows #1 misses about 6 to 10 times when first started hot or cold and then clears up. Does not always trigger light, but at times it does. What we’ve done is compression test, leak down te... Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire 1)
2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L 3rd gear, 4th gear, and 5th gear VIN: JTEBU14R47
Driving vehicle only under light acceleration at 1500RPM you will get a shutter/vibration from the transmission in 3rd gear, 4h gear, and 5th gear. Only happens when vehicle is in that gear not during the shift point. In those gears feels like driving over...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 19UUA56893
Thanks to all who help. After telling customer results of compression test and we also found Intake manifold runner controls were not working customer decided its time to part ways with the car. Thanks again Mark
2011 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2G1WG5EK1B
put in a mass airflow senor and reset fuel composition . car has been gone of three weeks with no problems. Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel system rich).
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L Air bag system VIN: 2C4RDGBG8D
Thanks for the help.All seems to be pointing to the thorax bag.Owner informed me the seat was out of this van several times and declined repair due to cost,Thanks again cheers yo all,Dana from Newfoundland.
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX12524
Thanks to all for your help. The oil pressure was 30 psi hot at idle. Referred customer to the dealer for further diagnosis. I have not heard anything from him. Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP crank position and/or CMP cam position input signal to PCM concerns.).
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU53887
Thanks to all that replied. I was looking to verify what I thought was wrong and your replies helped. Motor gears sounded stripped even though arms moved freely. also took the suggestion to clean out the gunk as a precaution. Thanks again,Jim [...] Trouble codes: P2004, P2005.
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3L tcm VIN: 3GTU2NEC0G
I'm gonna close this. Went to look at the valve body they removed and get the numbers off of it. The smell of it was that of a crispy critter. It was obvious the transmission was totally burned up. I think they were hoping putting a new valve body was going t...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GX48S23
1979 Mercedes-Benz 300CD 3.0L sghifts VIN: 1231501200
I thank you very much for the responses. Yes, my post was cut off for whatever reason. I did test the kickdown switch first off and it was ok. This transmission uses a throttle rod only,no cable, and like Steve said, a manual adjustment for modulating pressu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L MIL Lamp on, goes into limp mode VIN: WDBUF26J86
Replaced fuel rail pressure sensor, reset code and everything is back to normal. I don't know why I was over thinking this one so much. Thanks for comments everyone.
1991 Porsche 944 S2 3.0L Abs Module VIN: WP0ZZZ94ZM
The customer has decided that he is not willing to invest any more money into his Porsche at this moment in time. The vehicle can be used and living on an island of 48 square miles, he recognises that with speed limits of maximum of 40mph, ABS failure is not a...
2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L Cam Plug VIN: 4S3BL61619
Thanks for the replies, we had used factory cam plugs. Removed cylinder head and brought to local Subaru specialist and he couldn't find anything wrong with head or camshaft carrier. We bought a used head from the wreckers and had it gone through at out local...
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