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Help Request Answers
2012 Audi A4 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUAFAFL9C
Hey guys. I replaced the crankcase ventilation valve on this A4 for a lean condition and also replaced the upper timing cover for a gasket leak. The vehicle returned a couple weeks later for a severe oil leak. I found that under boost it is spewing oil fro...
2005 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L Starter VIN: WBXPA73475
So after checking for powers, grounds, found no signal to s terminal of starter. After much research, we decided the EWS module was culprit as scanner shows all security checks on CAS/EWS page. I installed EWS module feeling fairly confident it was issue. ...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA23P26
Hey guys. This HHR is setting a P0172 rich bank one. The fuel pressure is ok at 55 psi. The purge valve is operating correctly and the oil is fresh. The downstream o2 stays high around 800-900Mv. I have updated the pcm and verified all the intake for leaks...
2008 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3KA43R68
THE vehicle has no trouble codes and intermittenly stalls and restarts immediately .
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31RX9
performed reflash of pcm. performed paremeter reset and performed key erase and programed 2 keys. it will accept the key programing and start but when you try to restart it will not crank. performed this several times. sometimes it will not even restart.
2015 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Heater VIN: 1FMCU0GX4F
I need help from the Ford gurus. This is my own vehicle, winter is almost here and i'm tired of waiting till the end of my commute to get any heat from my heater. I bought this car with a bad motor (run out of oil) and replaced the engine with a 55k unit a...
2014 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L HandsFreeLink VIN: 5J6RM4H51E
HELP!!! We've got this 2014 Honda CR-V in that one day to the next the hands free link stopped functioning. When we press the phone button on the radio to load the phone menu, a loading screen appears, then disappears with no menu loaded. We are unable to ...
2014 Honda Civic EX 1.8L horn chirp VIN: 2HGFB2F66E
When key is inserted into lock cylinder and turned to run position the horn chirps 2 times. No codes present in any modules. Engine does start and run!
2016 Honda Accord Touring 3.5L Surge VIN: 1HGCR3F84G
Engine has as surge taking off from a stop at 1/3 throttle.Drive with less or more throttle, and it does not act up. Taking off at 1/3 throttle from more than 20 mph and it will not do it. Correct plugs 3,000 miles ago, recent timing belt timing belt, we h...
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BRCCC3C
Hey guys. This Subaru has a dip in idle when you put it in reverse with a hot idling engine. It has stalled twice for the customer but not for me. I have cleaned the throttle body and disconnected the battery for an idle relearn. It still dips and feels li...
2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Limited 2.0L Unknown VIN: JF2SJGMC7E
Customer complaint is the compressor is cycling more than usual, and it is cycling frequently. The copressor runs for about 5 seconds. I did recover .64lbs, evacuated and recharged it w/1.13lbs and did not find any leaks. Low side goes all the way down to ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2003 Audi A4 1.8L convertor clutch VIN: WAULC68E23
I used all of the great responses to help me put a nail in this coffin but I did not offer to fix this trans on this tired New England car. The customer was not going to make this kind of an investment either. Anyway, I feel like the responses capture the natu...
2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAVB13506
We're replacing the cheap CATs with OEM. Customer is willing to pay the difference. Should've done that to begin with. Thanks to all that took the time to reply. Trouble codes: P0420 (29F4 Catalytic [...] conversion), P0430 (29F5 Catalytic [...] conversion 2).
2013 Chevrolet Volt 1.4L HV Isolation faults. VIN: 1G1RD6E43D
Thanks to all that responded to the help request. I was unable to locate any isolation faults in the vehicle even though the faults were current. In reading some of the fault code charts, it stated the HV contactors may be damaged from opening under high load....
2013 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L Drl VIN: 1C3CCBAB9D
Found short inside TIPM and replaced it. Customer hasn't had the issue come back so far. Thanks everyone for the suggestions
2010 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L canister broken VIN: 5J6RE3H75A
3 replies all said they had not seen one explode, thought it had to have been hit. There was a good metal cage and plastic shields around canister that did not show any sign of impact. customer decided to take to Honda. thanks for replies.
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