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2003 Audi A4 1.8L convertor clutch VIN: WAULC68E23
This 5sp automatic has a slightly delayed engagement into reverse but otherwise shifts quite well. At times a random shudder is briefly felt as well. The problem I am struggling to be certain about is regarding an apparent issue with the torque converter. ...
1994 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Stall VIN: 1G6KY5299R
vehicle backfired through intake. starter makes funny noise like missing teeth on flywheel. during removal of intake plenum to get to starter, i noticd the fuel rail is broken in several places. so far i havent been able to locate a replacement. no help fr...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCT18W8Y
Cant get it to ingage fuel cut out and will not do a cam sync
2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GB3G3CG2F
The codes were both in there we are replacing the plugs air filter and cleaned the mass air flow sensor and couldn't fine any vac leaks, has anybody run into a common problem with tese codes before? Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L gauge VIN: 1C4GP55R0T
greetings to all,this town and country has no instrumant cluster function,no gauges working.i first checked for communication with cluster and bcm and have none,able to communicate with ecm and abs.removed cluster have no power on several of the b+ wires.r...
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.6L Hard start VIN: 2C4RC1BGXH
OK.This one came in on the hook after plowing through a puddle and sucking water in causing hydro lock that cracked the block. The insurance company got us a motor with 4k. I have confirmed this is a 2017 engine from a Pacifica.The car will eventually star... Trouble codes: P0339 (ckp INTERMITTENT)
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3B7HF13Z2V
Truck came in with real ruff idle and it would buck and jerk going down road found intake was leaking so did that gasket as well as plate on intake it no longer has issue helped it out some but not compleatly in testing of things found timing chain to have...
2007 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L pressure switch, pressure sensor VIN: 1D8HB48P77
we are working with a durango that a customer just purchased with the intentions of donating the vehicle. vehicle came in with the following codes, p0934 line pressure sensor circuit low, p0876 underdrive pressure switch rationality, p0740 tcc out of range...
2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3LA53H47
Replaced Oxygen sensors on bank 1 due to slow response from downstream sensor, found no leaks from exhaust system, tsb 18-012-07 doesnt apply to 5.7 engines. oxygen sensors seem to be reading evenly now. Trouble codes: P013A
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine
i changed the timing chain guides and tensioners. I installed Ford steel versions of the timing chain tensioners. Installed Melling oil pump. The truck sat almost a year before i could button everything up. I got it back together and started it. 3 seco...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1FTFW1ET6B
Replaced transmission with used low mileage unit. Got towed in yesterday, no codes stored. Speedo reads 75 mph in parking lot. Truck shifts into 6 gear almost right away, i assume because of speed it thinks its going. All sensors are internal to transmissi...
2014 Ford Escape Titanium 2.0L compression rings VIN: 1FMCU9J90E
vehicle came in no start condition. Sound like low compression, compression test confirmed. Wet test will start vehicle but cylinder smells like its being washed out with fuel. stalls and wont restart unless you pull the plugs, dry the cylinder, add oil (t...
2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C05
Hi, Automatic climate control is stuck on defrost.There are no dtc's and we checked all power and ground connections. Tried a hard reset.All switches work correctly. Understand there may be a bulletin for this problem but Alldata doesn't list one. ...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L Cuts out, Stumbles on accel VIN: 1J8HR68M28
After installing Glow plug module and AIr cleaner resonator, leaking, road tested and was good. Next morning cold started, good, no light, good, road tested again, stumbles and barely runs when taking off Idle. Tested, no codes, searched Identifix for any ...
2012 Kia Forte Koup EX 2.0L windshield wiper
windshield wipers will not park, they will work in all positions just shut off wherever the switch is shut off, no codes present, BCM states in scan tool (verus pro) not able to read codes for BCM just give datastream. have replaced wiper motor with new ki...
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, No Start VIN: WDBBA45A0B
Hello Everyone, Not to familiar with these CIS cars. Client reports vehicle stalled while driving for a couple of hours and would not restart. The vehicle sat for 15-10 mins and then restarted. I got the car yesterday. I checked the fuel pressures and e...
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1N4AL3AP2D
Vehicle came in with eng lite- codes for MAF/IAT- found MAF unplugged.. If connected, it will run fine for 10 seconds then die. If you hold gas will stay running, but will not idle [low rpm surging/stall] Tried new MAF [OE], Smoked intake, checked PCV- all... Trouble codes: N0NE
2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA29949
Car came in with P0303. On cold start, it runs noticeably rough with misfires logging on cylinder 3. I'm using autologic bluebox. Took it around the block and it hesitates bad and logs many faults on cylinder 3 until the cylinder is disabled. So i warm... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire)
2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U48
Car originally came in from another shop after it was bought from auction, was told they replaced "the entire evap system" and were still getting codes after having it for about 40 days. P0451 "EVAP pressure sensor performance" was the only code stored. Fo... Trouble codes: P043E, P043F, P2401, P2402, P2419

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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L control head VIN: 1GNEK13R4X
all replies were appreciated. due to the age and mileage of the truck after explaining the issue to the customer he decided it was not worth pursuing. i feel that the folks condemning a dorman electrical part were probably correct. thanks all for the replies.
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Lower fuel tank leak VIN: 3GNGK26U3Y
We found a bad gas cap not venting properly and the vacuum vent lines to both gas tanks filled with gas and not allowing the tanks to pull in air when the temperature dropped. There was a vacuum check valve in each vent hose. After we cleaned gas out of the va...
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PC5SB6E
was able to look at the map, baro, and boost sensors. took a recording of the sensors on a test drive. then converted the sensors from inHg and found that the map sensor was reading just a hair out of line. replaced map sensor and everything is good. Trouble codes: P00C7.
2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L T4ransmission VIN: 1HGCG1646Y
The suggestions included several that said replace the trans, and about an equal or slightly greater number that gave some valuable info. I have also driven the car long enough to get it properly warm and have formed an impression of the unit's state. There ar...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L window motor VIN: 4JGAB72E9Y
2014 Porsche Boxster S 3.4L active mount VIN: WP0CB2A81E
After researching this issue found multiple cases of PADM mounts being replaced. We replaced both PADM mounts and vehicle is now operating as designed. Part number: 981.375.059..06
2013 Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6TR5DTXD
I double checked wiring going from runner connector to PCM,all were good. I suggested the customer take it to the dealer pending replacement of PCM. We do not have the ability to program the new PCM. Customer has not returned to give me an update Trouble codes: P1004.
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L # 5 cylinder misfire VIN: 5TELU42N76
Thanks to all who responded! YES Its a head gasket issue in its earliest of stages. As you can imagine my customer is thinking about the repairs. With age and mileage a factor. I haven't repaired this one but it was a head gasket problem
2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6L engine
The Tom Coyle response seemed to be the clue. There is a plate below the intake manifold that the pcv valve screws into. This plate has a drain that was gummed up with sludge and we replaced the plate & unstopped the front drain. All seems to be well now.
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L No Start, Cranks but no start VIN: WVGFK7A90A
Unortunately no one had the information I needed to reset the no start message on this Toureg. Since this vehicle is outside the USA and will never go back there, we had to go the delete option. (No emissions regulations in Belize.) After the delete programmin...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1SW61R41
Well I have been waiting for customer to ok or decline repair, He finally declined which I agree with, One response told me I could not install plate at shop and drive car to dealer for programming, Good to know. By the way I had a confusing piece of info in m... Trouble codes: P1620 (Throttle plate issue), P507!.
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