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2006 Acura RSX Type-S 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JH4DC53056
Thank you to all who take the time to read & offer help. This Acura is driving me crazy! It came in with the problem of not stalling at idle & customer asked us to secure some loose wiring behind the front bumper. I found the fresh air hose torn almost in half...
2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L HVAC control head VIN: 1GYEK63R9Y
Hello and thanks in advance. I have this Escalade that arrived with a burned circuit board in the HVAC control head. The circuit which burned was the 12v power input which powers the mode, temperature, recirc button and A/C command switch. It burned betwee...
2003 Chevrolet Corvette 50th Anniversary Edition Pace Car 5.7L instrument cluster lilghts VIN: 1G1YY22G13
Hello. My customer's 2003 Corvette has a problem with the instrument panel lights. Here is the symptom. When I open the dooor of the car the instrument panel lights come on. The lights keep on until I turn on the ignition switch and start engine. But If I ...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GC5KXBG9A
Hi folks. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Have one that was towed in for a crank but no start. it was a used car and I cannot get much info out. But it has two reman heads on it. They are 6.2 heads. Found a bent valve on number 4. replaced the valve....
2013 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WB5E3XD
Vehicle is goes into reduced power intermittently. Pull codes and vehicle has a P228C. Went down the trouble chart in Mitchell and found the High Pressure Fuel Pump Defective. Replaced and customer took vehicle. About 200 miles later vehicle came back for ... Trouble codes: P228C
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1.4L Mechanical VIN: 1G1JE5SB4D
hello to all ! i have this car came in with knocking noise badly ! called used engine long block with very cheap price $ 850.00 after put used engine in oil go coming out to tail pipe after 5 mins it used 3.5 quart of engine ! i remove oil line for turbo a...
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L steering module VIN: 3GCUKREC9E
One for you GoodWrench Gurus'. Got this 2014 Silverado that customer replaced his own rack and pinion-power steering module unit with a unit off website that says it is new dealer OE unit for truck. Limited steering assist warning light was on and I pulled...
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L LED lights in service bed VIN: 1GC0KUEG3J
Customer installed a service bed with LED lighting and is getting a turn signal bulb failure message and fast flasher operation. They installed the resistors they have used in older models to no avail. Have been able to program 15 and 16 body control modul...
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1D3HB13T19
i need help confirming that ecm is toast. i have the above mentioned dtcs present. on live data the APP shows zeros on app 1&2 but at the connector, app2 sig-5V app2 ret varies with pedal. but both app1 sig & ret show short to ground. on the TB TPS1 sig 5v... Trouble codes: P0642, P2166, P2135
2012 Ford E-150 XL 4.6L Engine VIN: 1FMNE1BW1C
Where is the common spots on this 4.6 engine to leak coolant into the oil and how would I verify it? This is a police vehicle with very low kilometers. The oil is about 1 inch over full on the dipstick and is milky.Coolant was 1 liter low. Oil change done ...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L Auto up & down VIN: 5FNRL38647
Installed dorman 741-007 window regulator assembly, can not get auto up or down to work, contacted dorman they say it should function, tried their reset procedure, tried snap on scan tool procedure also tried procedure in mitchell 1, was wondering if anyon...
2014 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L fuel monitor VIN: 1C4NJRBB9E
this is more for informational purpose. we are seeing more 2014 jeep patriots coming in with the FUEL monitor not set. I have not been able to find any direct info about this and wonder if its resolved with a flash update like the 2010 dodge trucks were....
2004 Lexus LS430 4.3L Display VIN: JTHBN36F14
The shop performed a timing belt service on the car and now the customer's Iphone7 does not stay connected and will not load the phone book contacts. Attempted another phone( galaxy S8plus) and the same symptoms persist. You pair the phone to the car ...
2015 Nissan Altima S 2.5L readout only VIN: 1N4AL3AP3F
the I key error readout is on (in cluster) - not sure if this is an issue with the recent programming done or something simple I can do?
2012 Toyota Prius V 1.8L headgasket VIN: JTDZN3EU6C
Seems like a lot of room under hood to remove head but repair says remove engine can we remove head in vehicle

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Vacuum Pump VIN: WAULF68K79
Thanks to all who replied. This seems to be a common issue. Audi doesn't sell repair kits and e-Bay is not always reliable. Trying to save customer's money bit me in the past. Worldpac sells new Pierburg pumps way cheaper and that's what we did. All good advic...
2011 Audi A5 Quattro 2.0L Crank Case Venting VIN: WAULFAFR8B
Thank You for all the great replies! What a headache thanks to Audi, to give you a heads up the superseded upper oil separator part # [...] if you can find one works. I hear ...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L DSC Module VIN: WBAVB33536
Many thanks to all replies. No power to SZL, fuse 59 (5A) failed. Reset codes and everything is back in order. Test drove, no issues. We'll have customer keep me posted on how things go. The DSC coding fault code seemed most plausible due to "glitch" af...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L anti theft system VIN: 1G1JC5249X
This vehicle is finally fixed! I went through the suggestions posted and got a gm tech to bring a tech2 scanner. There was poor communication between the ipc and the pcm. He did not have an answer to fix the problem. After exhausting every possibility I could ...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Differential VIN: 1B6MF36D4V
The reality is, that even If I get it out, the pinon [...] be questionable at best. I got it out with heat, and installing a new ring set. Repairs are cheapest the 1st time. Thanks everyone
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L cluster VIN: 2B4GP44R4X
finaly most of you where right on i solder the back of the connector on the cluster side .isee the one that are broken i solder it and the cluster and communication problem was solved thanks to all of you
2005 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Lights VIN: 1D4HD48D35
Thanks taking the time to help. Together we'll get every one of these little PITA's fixed. This one I sent to the dealer. The random nature of the symptoms and all solutions involved expensive modules or time-consuming testing where conclusive results were dou...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L no heat VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
thanks again for all the replies I had the car in the shop again after replacing the heater core and thermostat (found old one installed backwards) I replaced the water pump but while taking vehicle apart for water pump I also found the belt tensioner was almo...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Crankcase VIN: 1FTNE24L2Y
I really did not want to take the timing cover off all the replies just confirmed my suspicions which led to a save engine or replace decision to make! Thank you all.
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU17W44
It was the alternator. Changed it out and all is well. Was not able to see ac voltage but I might not have done it correctly. What I did was follow a help on here and took off belt, never stalled once after multiple starts. Put belt back on and stalled first t...
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L turning off
Thanks for all the help, we gave the pcm to the lab and found problem with drivers for the ignition, replaced them and everything ok now. Shabat Shalom from Israel
2013 Ford E-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNE1EWXD
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 SLE 6.6L Converter VIN: 1GTJK33264
Sorry, no fix for this one, customer did not return with the truck. There were questions asked about seals on the input shaft, we did not check them because the customer brought us the transmission and said put it in just the way it is, don't even replace the ...
2009 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDU46D09
Seems simple enough but it had me going for a few. I had the new OE part in there and it didn't work. Took it out and jumped it with battery voltage and it worked. Put it back in and it din't. One of my scanners had the ability to command on and off. Did that... Trouble codes: P0077 (CVVT Oil Control Valve circuit high).
2006 Nissan Titan XE 5.6L No Heat VIN: 1N6AA07A26
We found a cure for this one we feel there may be a restriction in the right side cylinder head we decided to wire in a electric water pump inline with the heater hoses off of a Dodge Durango we took it for a long test drive and heater now stays hot at all tim...
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Safety VIN: 4S4BRBGC5B
I want to thank you all for the help I received and the lessons learned...After a some what heated talk on what parts it would take to solve this problem and where the parts would come from, if I would be installing them. He took the car to someone else that w...
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