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2006 Audi A3 2.0L windsheild sprayer VIN: WAUMF78P06
Long time customer orginal owner the front and rear windsheild washers not working. At first I only notice the front not working, replaced the pump in front no differance then i noticed that the rear wiper motor and sprayer is also not working. I saw that ...
1992 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Engine Bay VIN: 2GCEK19K8N
Customer brought his truck to me on a trailer. Said he had his son and buddies take engine out of this pickup to be rebuilt. When engine came back, son and friends started to reinstall engine and other parts but... They lost interest in the project and lef...
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Transmission VIN: 1G1ZC5E0AF
I really need help on this Chevy Malibu. Car came in for shifting problems. And removed pan and had metal in oil. So we replaced transmission and shift solenoid module in the transmission. So after replacing the transmission the car won’t move in forward. ...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Starting VIN: 1B7KF26C9R
Vehicle will not start until I touch the accelerator pedal, truck will then immediately start (while cranking, the slightest push on the accelerator pedal will cause it to immediately start). Black smoke out the tailpipe when it starts and during accelerat...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P54
hello I have a wonderful 6.0l with code p0401 insufficient egr flow, we have tore down egr system to inspect and clean, replaced egr valve with ford part, disassembled turbo to clean and inspect, replaced iat and maf sensors, performed update flash for ecm... Trouble codes: P0401
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L Battery VIN: 1ZVFT80N25
I haven't posted in a long time and now my second car today. Thanks for any help. This owner's son drives this Mustang. They say if the car sits overnight the battery dies and it will not start without a jump. Been chasing this problem for over a year. I s...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21R48
This truck was brought in with an intermittent hot running problem - sitting at idle the engine would rev up as if the accelerator was lightly touched or cut out (almost like a lope). The truck has stalled without warning multiple times while the customer ...
2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L engine VIN: 1GKER23708
Good afternoon fellow techies, I have this customer's GMC Acadia and it sounds like a tractor - customer stated that he replaced the timing chains on vehicle and then it ran like shit and so he towed the vehicle to us. Scanning the vehicle we got the fo...
2012 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 19XFB2F58C
Hello and thanks for reading. This one was towed in start then stall after a couple seconds. It will keep running if you feather the gas at a higher RPM, but dies when put into gear. Only the codes noted and nothing in the engine codes to indicate a proble... Trouble codes: 850, 8311, 6111, U128D
2009 Lexus RX350 3.5L Vsc VIN: 2T2GK31U59
Group I have a code for c1336 yaw rate sensor not setting. It supposedly never had this code till an engine was installed. This is a person I can trust when they said never had a engine light or any warning lights. It threw a rod and a engine was installed...
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L map/baro sensor VIN: JM1NB35332
continue to get code p0106, changed map-barro witch is also egr boost sensor, new sensor caused code p0107, found vacuum loss from intake, changed egr boost solenoid and now have good manifold vacuum. still get code p0106 thinking possibly bad PCM, any sug...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L window motor VIN: 4JGAB72E9Y
went to replace left front window motor in this Mercedes due to window non operation customer replaced window switches. removed window motor would not work outside of car regulator not stuck. put power to motor would work off of car. tried a new motor same...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBWK56F96
can't find much info on these codes only test for the alternator is to replace it according to all data and pro demand. i get readings for all the oxygen sensors and they read fine. we checked the throttle body when had manifold off and was clean and movin... Trouble codes: P0638, 1337 (alternator interface), P0607
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Suspension VIN: WDDNG86X48
This request is mostly just for information. We have a 2008 W221 that is setting a C1287 "Suspension Strut Iimplausible" fault code. The code does not immediately reset, but will within a few days. I am having a very hard time finding any information as to...
2013 Mini Cooper 1.6L Water pump tensioner VIN: WMWZN3C59D
Hi all, I hope someone can help as I'm beating my head against the wall. This Mini came in with what sounded like a timing chain death rattle. Further inspection found the noise was coming from the water pump friction tensioner. If the tension was pu...
2006 Nissan 350Z 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ34D16
Hi my fellow techs, I have Nissan 350Z 2006 that has code P2A03 bank 2 sensor 1 range performance. First I inspected for exhaust leak, but no leaks. I read my scanner, the short term fuel trim on bank 2 was up to sometimes fluctuate to 24%. But mostly stay...
2013 Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6TR5DTXD
Afternoon , Have this 13 ram pick-up that keeps throwing a P1004 code for short runner performance. Did power and ground test- all present, check circut for control and signal wires to PCM- all good. Remove intake to gain access to actuator. upon removal o... Trouble codes: P1004
2016 Ram ProMaster 1500 3.6L losses power VIN: 3C6TRVAG7G
when the truck is cold accel great but once it get warm enough and is in Trouble codes: P06DD
2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Tpms VIN: 5TBET34125
TPMS light flashing intermittently. Cannot drive for more than a couple miles and the light will flash, turn off then flash again after a few minutes. 5 sensors have been replaced including the monitored spare. There are no codes stored. A re-learn was suc...
2006 Volvo V70 R 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SJ59226
Cannot rid this vehicle of these codes, for the fuel code I have replaced the fuel pressure sensor with new Bosch one, and a used controller (already updated to trunk location) have checked all the body grounds for this circuit. cleaned and inspected gears... Trouble codes: 2900 (Fuel pressure faulty signal b525472), 120D

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMEU73E66
This vehicle will probably not be fixed. It needs about $2000. additional work besides the transmission. I advised the customer to give it serious thought before spending more money on a vehicle than its worth. It appears that the transmission will need eithe...
2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L low power under load VIN: 1FD0W4GT1E
Thank you all for your time and effort. Unfortunately this is another one where I am unable to coordinate my availability with availability of the truck to do more testing before needing to close out the post. I don't know anything more at this point but do...
2015 Ford Transit-250 3.5L injectors siezed in VIN: 1FTNR2XG2F
No miracle answers here. Like everyone said, soak it and leave it. Soaked with a variety of chemicals and finally wrestled them out. fortunately, without damaging anything. Thanks all.
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1866X
I'm closing this one as time is running out for this post. I have driven this vehicle over 150 miles with no further drop outs or stall. This was with a scan tool recording data, a fuel pressure gauge and a scope hooked up to the crank sensor wire at the ecm. ...
2008 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HG58218
I am saying this is fixed but I am not sure of it. Most of the replies said check fuel trims which I had done at first as I said in the update. I took the intake off again. checked it over for warpage and anything that could make it leak. I couldn't see a thin... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank one lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Leak VIN: KNDMB233X6
The majority opinion was customer causes this by overfilling tank. Customer swears they don't over-pump the tank or fill it up while idling but you never really know. I filled it up and ran it behind my bay for 2 days occasionally checking purge valve functio...
2013 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L electric - accessory VIN: KNDPCCA28D
The shifter button was operating correctly. Removed shifter bezel and found the metal tab on the micro switch was bent and not contacting the shifter rod linkage correctly. Adjusted the metal tab and everything is working properly. Thank you for the help.
2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L Compressor VIN: WDCYR46E73
Hello friends, finally yesterday we finish this case. Thanks to all that take a moment to share your ideas, Sleiman you hit on the main target, we replaced the compressor, expasion valve, dreir and temperature/pressure sensor, also we flushed condenser, evapor...
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Valve train clatter VIN: 4JGDF7CEXE
Client took car to dealer, who charged $250 to listen to it, gave 12-$1500 quote to remove valve cover and look around, said they didn't know what they'd find, said they would probably end up recommending an engine. So, nobody learned anything... Kevin [...]...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73598
Sorry for the delay the fix was a damaged DV valve. The first time I took it out it looked find , the second time I took it out I really inspected it and found a small tear. Replaced the valve and all good. Trouble codes: P2885 (Charge Air Pressure Deviation).
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