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2006 Acura TL 3.2L chirp noise VIN: 19UUA66206
Vehicle brought in from used car business down the street. They told us they heard a belt noise, most noticeable with the AC turned on. They were convinced it was the belt or something to do with the AC compressor. Removed tension from the belt while th...
2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5UXZV4C53D
please help bmw fans. we have this x5 that came in for smelling oil burning. we found the valve cover leaking onto the exhaust was her biggest leak and source of the smell. ordered a new valve cover from bmw as they fail a lot se we were going to try hit b... Trouble codes: 2DD6
2008 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1ZH57B48
got this Malibu that is surging at idle and stalling seems worse after running for awhile, when taking off has low power that is mild to severe at times. if you slam the throttle in park it will just stall 9 out of ten times, fuel pressure stays at 50 psi ...
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNSKJE38B
all the basics tests are done and all numbers are in specs.the misfire is really intermittent!!under cruising to slow acceleration only.ign coil spark plug and wire are swapped to no avail.its always number 7!we can see the afm solenoids working in the pid... Trouble codes: P0300
2014 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1G11E5SL9E
This vehicle came in for a MAP sensor problem. After sensor replacement MAP code did not come back. After repair the vehicle would crank, but would not start. Tested for fuel pressure, 70psi. Tested for spark, spark present. Pulled all system codes. Only o...
2017 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Autostop not working VIN: 1GNERGKW6J
After fuel induction service, the autostop feature has stopped working we tried to reset it with the scanner, relearned the idle etc. No success please if you have had this issue before let me know how to make it work again thanks
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L No Start VIN: 2A4RR5D13A
Am needing a known good fuel pump waveform. Am testing at fuse M25 in the TIPM, this is after the internal relay. 14 volts at fuse loop running, and 6.5 amps or so. Look like an 8 bar pump turning 6,116 rpm. The vehicle has low fuel pressure.
2006 Dodge Durango Adventurer 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D4HB48N06
truck ran just had overheated,now no injector pulse,have spark will run if spray fuel in intake g100 and g114 are attached .what am I missing ?//
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L shifting VIN: 2C4RDGBG9F
this is banging into drive/reverse, and will not up-shift. Had codes for: p1745, line pressure too high too long and p0868, line pressure low. Could this be an electrical fault? Seems like tcm not commanding a shift?
1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15H2K
This Bronco failed loaded emission testing for Nox. My initial testing found no vacuum to the EGR valve. Found a shorted EGR vacuum solenoid. Oddly enough it did not blow the fuse. After replacing solenoid I still don't have vacuum to the valve. If ... Trouble codes: 23 (tps sensor out of range), 34 (egr closed valve signal too high)
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Starting VIN: 1FAFP4444Y
This particular automobile refuses to start. The fuel pump was replaced cause it was no longer functioning. After replacing the fuel pump and installing a new fuel filter there's now a sufficient amount of fuel volume & pressure. There's no problem with sp...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPX14504
Thanks in advance, this f150 runs perfect until it runs approximately 20 minutes. when the truck gets hot it will have the battery light flash just for an instant & truck will die unless you give it throttle & the voltage will drop to battery voltage.This ... Trouble codes: P0622
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L ac VIN: 1FMZK05185
truck was in last year before summer was over ac compressor clutch not working we replaced compressor evaporator and dryer with the thermo block customer brought back because blows cool for 10 minutes then blows warm checked system is fully charged but ac ...
2011 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU0C75B
Hello all-have this escape driving me a bit nuts. #2 will start misfiring ater warm up. you power brake it at 2k rpm for a minute and you can see the power contribution from #2 on the power balance on my autel 908 slowly drop out to about 50%. you let the ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
2004 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Steering VIN: 2HGES16364
Looking for some insight. At full lock, power steering pressure switch is off, otherwise on. Power assist is lost at full lock at idle. If you raise the engine speed, steering wheel will actually 'kick back' in an attempt to reverse the direction of steeri...
2015 Kia Sedona EX 3.3L Tailgate Latch VIN: KNDMB5C19F
The tailgate will not open when doors are unlocked and actuate tailgate switch. If you hold the key fob button and actuate the switch the tailgate will open. Latch only works when you hold down the fob button and actuate the tailgate switch. In the wiring ...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L brake warning light VIN: WMWRE33444
So the customer came to us after coming from the dealer. Her brake warning light was on dealer told her one of the sensor was malfunctioning because the front brake pads were low, she asked if we could replace them. So upon checking the pads they were l...
2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L Dme VIN: WMWSU3C56B
Vehicle came in for Timing Chain Noise, tech removed valve cover and inspected timing chain play. I believe they ran and moved the vehicle in the lot with the valve cover loosely installed and missing the coil ground not realizing the consequences. Vehicle...
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11EX6
This came in on Monday 6/4/19 with blown fuse #35 in IPDM which is listed as the fuse for the ignition system and ECCS. This fuse powers: CKP, both CMP's, Maf Sensor, EGR Valve, Ignition Coils, Ignition Condensor, 2 powers to the PCM, and the Evap Canister...
2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Misfire VIN: 2CKDL73F07
Vehicle has po300, but only cylinder 5 misfire. New plugs, wires and coil. Injector balance test good, injector ohms out good. Compression at low end 100 psi. Misfire random. Vehicle drives good one test drive the next you can feel it missing. Any suggesti...
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Shocks & Struts VIN: JTEBT14RX3
This is my daughters 4 Runner & it needs front struts & rear shocks. I am leaning towards putting OEM Toyota front struts, coil springs mounts & rear shocks back on it & it has the X-REAS Suspension. What do I need to know to replace this hydraulic susp...
2005 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L Electronic VIN: YV1MS68285
First time customer. No start condition. Customer had replaced starter. Used starter ok, was able to power exciter wire and crank the engine. Scanned vehicle, this is where it gets weird. Found the following fault codes: BCM-0101 - COMMUNICATION BETWEEN CO...

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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GNFK16308
Customer still wants to put lifters in, but has not made up his mind. Thanks for all the good input. Willie's Service Trouble codes: P3000.
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L coil VIN: 1FMZU35P1W
We ended up replacing the coil and PCM due to failed driver and no signal to previously shorted coil. After PCM replacement, vehicle starts and runs perfectly. Thanks for all the help.
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Blower Fan VIN: 1FTFW1ET3B
Thanks to everyone with good input, but David [...] where right on. It was not the Alternator it was the CarQuist Blower Motor Resistor. Put on two of them and the same problem. Install New Ford Blower Motor Resistor problem gone. Thanks Again W...
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L fan clutch VIN: 1FDRF3GT3C
most of the smart techs agreed a PCM wiring problem is the root of all this evil, power and ground circuits starring in this sad saga.unfortunately this truck has been trapped in the backwash of problem vehicles languishing in the back lot of indecision.If the...
2012 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L engine VIN: 1GKS2MEF6C
Replaced lifters with complete set the from gm dealer. The enginetech and gm afm lifters were identical with the exception of a yellow paint mark on the gm lifters possibly some form of quality control marking. The non afm lifters were completely different tha...
2006 Nissan Frontier XE 2.5L Stall VIN: 1N6BD06T76
Thanks to everyone who replied. They were all great solutions, but in the end, Christopher got it right. Even though the customer insists that they were not depressing the brake while trying to throttle, that is not the only bit of data the ECM uses to go into... Trouble codes: P1572.
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W37
OK, Im gonna call this one fixed, I suppose time will tell but Im pretty confident based on post repair observations. Heres what I found. The oil passes from the pump into the rear timing cover where it splits into two circuits, one going back into the block t... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Valve Timing Control B1), P0011 (Intake Valve Timing Control B1).
2007 Toyota RAV4 Sport 3.5L engine smoking VIN: JTMBK32V97
After removing the front valve cover it did not have excessive sludge in the engine. With the miles and condition of the vehicle with the cost of replacing the engine was more that the vehicle was worth they took the vehicle and have opted to put their money...
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