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2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WAUBFAFL0D
Customer had problem with car starting and had to jump start the vehicle. After third jump start of the day the emergency brake would not release. We determined battery was bad and replaced. Right side parking brake still would not release and had code C10...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Abs VIN: 1GNDV23W28
Need so help with this one. While driving, the ABS will activate on its own and will literally stop the vehicle in the middle of the road. Code p0196 set. I found the tsb for the harness rubbing issue. Found harness rubbing everywhere that was noted ( a/c ...
2012 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WC5E39C
Need some advice on this one Thanks to all I can not get this car to acted up in the shop only driving at 50 or 60 Mph I have the scanner hooked up and watching the fuel pressure the pressure is fine and then all of a sudden the fuel pressure goes way abov... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Performance)
2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES56C25
Hey all, hope you can help me out on this one. I have this 2005 Neon in the shop throwing P0031 and P0037. I've replaced both O2 sensors with OEM, performed O2 sensor heater test with scanner for both sensors, which passed. I've checked wiring integrity fr... Trouble codes: P0031 (O2 Sensor 1/1 heater circuit low), P0037 (O2 Sensor 1/2 heater circuit low)
2014 Dodge Ram 1500 3.0L No Start
Hello every one, i was trying to enter the vin on this 2014 dodge ram 1500 v6 econo diesel but with no luck, system said it couldnt decephier vin. Anyway this came to me on tow truck with instructions to change crank sensor, this was done and we realized a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on, Running rich VIN: 1FTRX18LXW
Customer brought vehicle in stating check engine light is on. Found codes p0172 and p0175 stored in pcm. Fuel trims pegged at about -20% on both banks. Whenever driving vehicle fuel trims will go slightly positive about +5-10% on both banks. But whenever y... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich bank 1), P0175 (Rich bank 2)
2006 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU20556
this suv started having an intermittent crank no start problem. when it would act up, it would do it when warmed up. ( heat soak) then it started doing more often even doing it on cold start-up. the fuel filter was plugged and the fuel driver module had co...
2011 Mazda CX-7 SV 2.5L Hard start VIN: JM3ER2AM3B
It has an extended crank time about every 6th start. It always starts.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6852W
misfire most of the time, added propane into intake then into #3 cylinder by its self, switched plugs, ignition wire, coil, injector, pulled exhaust manifold to see valve guides, removed EGR, pinched off IAC vacuum since its close to #3 cylinder intake run... Trouble codes: P0301

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2011 BMW 528i 3.0L electromechanical power steering VIN: WBAFR1C56B
in conclusion we tried all the possibilities and we tried every thing in the replies couldn't find the piece and after going to the dealer and trying the other mechanics methods we had no successs we took it to the dealer to let them give it a shot thanks for ...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNEK13Z32
thanks Bruce and guys for your responses. I left the check ball out, rebuilt the trans, flushed the cooler. Drives like a new one. Cannot feel anything abnormal with reverse engagement. I advised the customer to tow in 3rd gear.
1973 Ford F-100 3.9L a/c
Thank you everybody great response , i found a local company about 10 miles from the shop who supply all the parts necessary for under dash units , they had a nice show room allowed me to take the parts out to the truck not only to see how it would fit but als...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX6747T
Well, we haven't heard a peep from the car owner since it was picked up. I know there are parts alternatives other than the dealer. I found a complete set of O2 sensors for $160, on ebay. We were going to get them and sell them for $1,000. Still alot cheaper ...
2002 Lexus SC430 4.3L Tpms VIN: JTHFN48Y12
The vehicle is different color for each wheel on the tpms sensors, blue, yellow, gold and white. Due to the cost of tpms sensors and only dealer can reprogram, We disconnect tpms wiring at computer with center console removed.
2001 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Alternator VIN: 2G2FV22G91
The fix for this particular situation was to replace the pigtail at the alternator. The consensus from most of the replies while helpful, was not the actual problem as it was pretty unlikely to get 3 bad alternators in a row. This car does not have a diode or ...
2009 Subaru Outback 3.0 R Limited 3.0L Alternator VIN: 4S4BP85C19
Sorry for the delay but this subaru is fixed. There was 2 problems with the car. The main one , like everyone said was using an aftermarket alternator. After buying one from the dealer it starter to charge properly. Whatever the reason Subaru only likes OE Alt...
1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L rear glass VIN: JT3HN86R5X
found the water intrusion window seal on the back hatch has shrunk due to the sun replaced seal install a house water spicket cover , trimmed to fit a little silicon and dielectric grease on the connector so far so good thanks to all that helped
2001 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32TX1
Thanks for all the replies. I actually had 2 problems. As a lot of you stated the Injectors we're the main problem. I use a local company to test and repair my injectors. Great people but closed for vacation which slowed this process down. In the mean time I t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3), P0304 (Misfire cylinder 4), P0171 (Lean System too lean).
2009 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L rear blower VIN: 5TDZK22C39
Thanks for replies. The van required a new hvac control module, was not commanding relay on
2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TFUY5F1XA
I used scanner to advance and return camshaft and add 1/2 quart transmission fluid and have customer return if check engine light comes on, so far so good. Trouble codes: P0014 (Camshaft position b timing over advanced or system performance bank 1).
2011 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.5L Compressor VIN: 5TDYK3DC9B
Problem wound up being defective wiring harness on the outside of new compressor. Compressor was a factory Denso part, harness was part of compressor speed sensor and wire going to coil. Wire going to coil was broken inside of heat shrink tubing, was never s...
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