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2009 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L timing chain VIN: WAUSG74F09
hello everyone,I am assembling the cylinder heads on this 2009 A6 three liter.I am a little confused on timing chain installation on the cams. instructions tell you to install driver's side exhaust gear WITHOUT CHAIN to camshaft on the three dowels,then ...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L brakes VIN: 1GCEK29089
Good evening, I have a 4x4 Silverado that came in with the low fluid warning light in display. We found leaking rear wheel cylinders and fluid leaking from master cylinder into booster. We replaced Master cylinder, booster, rear wheel cylinders and rear br...
2014 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5L No Start VIN: 1FTMF1CT2E
This truck was towed in as a no start with the P025A code. We replaced the driver module with a genuine Ford part and the truck started right up. It lasted two weeks before it was back again for the same issue. We replaced the module again and it is still ... Trouble codes: P025A
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Steering VIN: 1GKET16S46
Vehicle has hard steering at idle and if you rev up it steers great but as soon as you hit idle its hard to steer again
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3GTU2UEC6F
This is a fleet truck that came in after the cel came on for missfire p0300 and mixture imbalance p219b . After alot of testing and reading we decided to replace the injectors and clean the intake ports they were very dirty. after the repair the vehicle ra... Trouble codes: P219B
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1J4GW48S84
Have A Noise That Sounds Like It's Coming From Transfer Case. Sounds Like The Whinning Noise You Get From Rear End When Ring & Pinion Aren't Right. Mainly Get The Noise When You Coast Not When Stepping On Throttle. If You Grab The 4x4 Lever And Move It Sli...
2016 Kia Sorento EX 3.3L battery VIN: 5XYPHDA56G
vehicle came into the shop cause of a dead battery upon a system test battery needed to be replaced , replaced the battery tested system all ok two days later the vehicle was towed in , same condition dead battery . performed a draw test which we noticed i...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L Drivetrain VIN: JTKKT62476
Had a lot of vibration, previous front end collision, frame was not repaired properly and all mounts had tears in rubber. Changed all 3 engine mounts and now still have vibration in drive. Goes away above idle and in neutral or reverse. Engine runs very sm...
2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1VWCS7A3XE
VW guys and gals I need some help on this Passat. it came in for a rough idle and other tech recommended plugs and 2 coils. well that didn't fix the problem so it came to me. I watched scanner data and noticed that when it was idling rough the cam timing f...
2010 Volvo S80 3.2 3.2L No Start VIN: YV1982AS9A
We have this 10 S80. Customer said it started sputtering and stalled. Towed to the shop this morning and we found no spark. Had a blown fuse due to #2 ignition coil smoked. My question is has anybody seen the computer fail causing the ignition coils to mel...

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2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Misfire VIN: WA1LFAFP4B
Thank you for all the replies, lots of good information. We pulled off the breather on top of the valve cover, and looked inside, hidden down there was a rocker arm. Pulled off the valve cover and saw the #3 cylinder exhaust rocker arm was off. Closer inspecti... Trouble codes: P0304.
2011 BMW 328i 3.0L valvetrain VIN: WBAPH5G55B
Found the variable valve lift shaft actuator was causing the noise. We replaced it and fixed it. We basically took the head off and looked at everything on the head and everything was fine. We noticed the actuator had a funny wear pattern. That's why we repla...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine Oil Cooler Hose VIN: 1GYEK63N83
First, I want to thank everyone who answered my post. I especially want to thank Bradley, as he was the only one who responded before I did the job. I also want to thank Dan for providing the web link to the video. It appears that this job varies somewhat depe...
1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Lighting VIN: 1G1YY2387L
so after 40 plus hours of everyone in the shop working on this car. taking the dash and trim panels apart and tracing wires , checking body modules and such , it was given to me fifteen minutes latter the courtesy light relay is just below...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Compression VIN: 1GCHC29U23
I have done just about everything that was suggested by you all except the wet compression test. After doing so all cylinder bumped up about 30 psi each except cylinder #6, it stayed the same at 120psi. It all came out to the engine having low compression and...
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G1ZC5E05C
Sorry for the long awaited reply. After posting I realized I need to look at the Underwood fuse box so I took it apart, cleaned all connections. Even though I did not see anything obvious to me cleaning it solved the issue. You guys had hit it on the head, tha... Trouble codes: P0201 (Injector circuit), P0202 (Injector circuit), P0203 (Injector circuit), P0204 (Injector circuit).
2009 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L Steering Wheel VIN: 1FMCU03779
The fix was a used steering column.After removal you could see the shaft was twisted during the accident.The rack has nothing to do with steering assistance as the motor and sensors are mounted to the steering column.Thanks to all who responded as you verified...
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on, p3400 VIN: 5FNYF4H56D
Thank you all for the replies, esp Ryan who gave me more insight into the workings of the system. The p3400 points to cyl#1, but on a road test, cyl 1 seemed to be working ok, with no activity on 2. I got a bit twisted with that, until Ryan explained that B2 w... Trouble codes: P3400.
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.5L timing VIN: 5XYZH4AG8B
Customer elected to replace the engine. Thanks for all your help.
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