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2017 Audi A4 Quattro Premium 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUENAF42H
We are in trouble with these Audis that have been coming in lately. Second one with a mystery stalling issue this week. Another shop replaced timing chain and the car still had the stalling issue and came to us with a Camshaft code. We replaced all of t... Trouble codes: P0170, P3410
2012 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FA1E35C
I was hoping to locate a known good waveform view of all four cam sensors in relation to crankshaft. My intake camshaft sensors overlay each other and are slightly advanced of top dead center. The exhaust cam shafts Are slightly after tdc do not overlay ea... Trouble codes: P0016, P0017
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G11E5SA8D
Car came in for a dropped valve. The customer did not want to repair it, so he sold the car to one of my techs. The car sat for 6 months before he was able to do the repair. Once the repair was done. The car started right up and ran in the bay for about 20... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crank Sensor Performance)
2015 Ford Transit-350 3.2L Drive Monitor EGC VIN: 1FTSW3XV9F
This engine has 9 drive monitors. In CA. the only drive monitors allowed not to run are the Particulate Filter and Non-Methane HydroCarbon. This vehicle has run all but the Exhaust Gas Sensor (EGS) monitor which hasn't run. I have followed the Drive Cycle ...
2015 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF5HY8F
Problem child, was worked on by customer, the dealer , then me. Problem is surging under load, cab chasis with flat bed, pulls heavy trailer and jerks bad with trailer on it. Set p0420, and lean codes for both banks don't have my notes at home with sick ki... Trouble codes: P0420, P219A, P219B
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L engine VIN: WDBSK75F73
customer dropped off car, white smoke out of tailpipes any common problems with oil consumption.customer is a cry baby engine is hitting on all 8 cylinders i called the dealer for closed crankcase parts they told me that year there are no pcv and closed cr...

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1981 Cadillac DeVille 6.0L engine idle VIN: 1G6AD4791B
Thank you all for the highly regarded, expert information that you have provided! It is now winter here so this Cadillac is going in for some storage. I did NOT fix the original "problem". Owner states shouldn't be able to feel engine running while at idle, th...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Heat VIN: 1FTWW31P86
Thanks to all responded unfortunatly its still not working , all the blend doors work as they should even the recirculation (max) i put a vacuum gauge on the recirculation door just to see what it was reading (i think it was 12 ?) plugged it back in (truck sti...
2019 Kia Forte EX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3KPF54AD0K
Thank you for all your help. I removed exhaust VVT gear and found sheared off phaser pin. Could not remove pin from the camshaft. Replaced Camshaft and phaser. NOTE. Mileage was 180,000 not 130,000 Thanks again for all your responses.
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