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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L T/chain VIN: WAUFFAFLXA
Audi guys, I'm having trouble getting good repair info on timing chain marks & installation. Does anyone have a good source for the T/chain repair info? Thanks Jim
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 LS 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCGK23U64
When this truck came in, it was in limp mode, Check Engine Light on, code P0220, and had no throttle response. Throttle body was carboned up bad. With KOEO, used throttle holder to keep throttle open. Using a small wire brush and rag, gently cleaned as muc... Trouble codes: P0220 (TPS 2 voltage low), P2135
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L gear indicator VIN: 1GCHK23U44
Remove/reinstall trans. Take the gear shifter out of park and it takes approx. 5 sec before the "D" indicator lights up on dash. It does immediately mechanically engage into gear; however, the indicator has a 5 sec delay. Therefore, the lights and door loc...
2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L module VIN: 2G1WB5EK7A
Please read carefully. Car presented for assorted abs codes that seem to change with every drive. Rf and lr sensors have been changed, rear harness replaced with new due to butchery, module connector and lock tab replaced because broken and missing. Have o...
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PA5SH0E
Car came in with check engine light. Problem in rear oxygen sensor. Cleared codes. Code came up for intake manifold. Arm broken from motor for intake manifold valves to valves. Replaced intake manifold. Cleared codes. Road tested. Check engine light came b... Trouble codes: P0300, P0351, P2301 (Ignition coil 1 control circuit high voltage-malfunction)
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Cluster VIN: 2D4RN4DE0A
Hey guys, as stated above I have this minivan with a message in the cluster that reads Locool meaning low coolant. What's funny is this vehicle doesn't have a low coolant sensor in the bottle or radiator. Double checked the parts breakdown and it to confir...
1967 Ford F-350 5.8L Brakes VIN: F50ARB1258
Hi all hoping you can help me with a no brake pedal problem. Not too familiar with this old of a truck. It's a 67 Ford F500 dump truck. Has 4 wheel drum brakes with dual wheel cylinders on all four drums. We replaced everything brake related and still can'...
1999 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Thermostat VIN: 1FDWE30S4X
We installed reman 6.8 replaced thermostat new coolant plugs . Once installed we ran it and would run fine and about 15 miles into test drive the temp gauge would peg out , turn engine off and then restart and would be normal. Put ids on and checked for co...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZK01135
Ive checked wiring at pump and under the battery fuse box have changed the rail sensor twice when it stalls it wont even crank I do hear a relay clicking under the steering column hope this is enough info Trouble codes: P0191, P0191
2015 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.0L Forward Clutch Hub Snap Ring VIN: 1FTEX1CF7F
Working on a 6r80 in an F-150. I am trying to install the snap Ring that connects the direct clutch hub to the forward clutch drum. The Direct hub has little bumps on it that "lock" the retaining ring in place. This is the first 6r80 I have been into and c...
2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.6L Oil pump drive gears VIN: 1GD313CL3B
This truck was brought in with a noise concern, new engine was quoted by GM dealer. We identified a fuel knock and missfiring engine and confirmed by scan data missfire info and injector bench testing. Oil sample was taken and tested at Caterpillar dea...
2014 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Pressure readings VIN: 2HKRM4H37E
AC blow no cold air at all. From what I know it worked last year/summer and am 99.9% sure no one else but me has touched the ac system on this. Checked pressures and low side with compressor running is at 0 and high side is at 30 psi. We recovered and got ...
2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.8L Electronic VIN: 1J4GA2D19B
Hey guys. Need some guidance here please. This Wrangler keeps setting P0740 TCC out of range. Performed all circuit tests and found no issues. Solenoid pack has been replaced. While cruzing at 55mph in lockup found TCC slip from 130-750. The threshold is 6...
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L tarnsmission engaement VIN: JM1BL1W79C
Looking for some help on the Mazda We installed a used engine and upon completion the transmission would engage into reverse and severe hesitation into forward gear and not pull itself. After sitting all weekend it will now pull itself but there is a delay...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L 1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 5-6 VIN: WDBRF52HX7
sorry if not the greatest description but here it goes. vehicle came in for trans not always shifting correctly or down shifting correctly, had code for turbine speed signal missing p0717 and for turbine speed sensor defective p0718, we put used transmission i...
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Oil Light comes on VIN: WMWMM33589
Hello Mini World, We have (clients original concern) an oil pressure light coming on after the engine is warm at idle only. If you raise the idle by your foot on the accelerator a few hundred RPM's the light will go out. We have changed the oil and filter ...
2009 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L late 1-2 shift VIN: 3N1BC13E09
Vehicle came in needing an engine (t-chain skipped), we opted for engine replacement over repair due to lack of maintenance. The transmission had a p0868, which is a fluid pressure code, customer states there was a late shift, obviously we cannot verify cu...
2013 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5L Stall, Hard start VIN: 4T1BK1EB1D
This Toyota came in for a complaint of extended crank. We found that it is worse when warm and has an extended crank when starting. The customer said it died a few time going down the road which we were unable to duplicate. We did find a lack of power unde...
2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDE61J15
Hello all! I don't get to work on VW much so I am unsure of the logic or typical issues with these. The vehicle is a crank but no start. There is good spark but very short injector on time. Injector on time is always less than 1 ms. Scoped voltage and c...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2006 Audi A4 2.0L compressor VIN: WAUDF78E06
Thanks to everyone who responded to my help request.I don't work on a lot of audis,so I wasn't really that familiar with this system (variable displacement compressor)operation.thanks to you guys I got more familiar with it.it was the pressure switch mounted o...
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L cylinder head VIN: WBANE73577
Thank you everyone for your help. Turns out that one of the intake manifold actuator flappers had come apart and a piece of the plastic pivot was stuck in the valve seat, pulling intake manifold off we were able to reach it and remove the piece, then replaced ...
2008 Buick Enclave CX 3.6L Loss of reverse, default gear in forward VIN: 5GAEV137X8
Sorry for the delay in closing this. It turned out to be an internal mechanical problem inside the transmission that was the cause of the problem. From what I learned it's fairly common for these transmissions to fail and quite often the path to failure often ...
1992 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N7N
Thanks for all your help on this problem. It turned out that even though I could test the ECT with the scan tool and ohmmeter and not catch any glitches, Changing the ECT fixed the issue. I'm not sure if it was off just enough or had a glitch I couldn't catch ...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF08LXV
ignition coils were found to be bad even though the scope showed a good waveform. replaced coils and all is well.
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Help With Dashboard Removal VIN: 1FTSW21RX8
I feel dumb... I just needed to pull harder... I was being too careful trying to not pry and brake stuff. It was heavier than I thought...
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L engine VIN: 5NMSG13D78
OK so I am a dork!! When I pulled the plug some thing fell in. I bore scoped it a second time found it. Did some old tricks and the steam trick worked. Thanks for all your help guys.
2009 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJE72379
Thank you all so very much for the help. The winners are all with oem mass only. I ran every test I could with aftermarket compared to oem and the only thing found different was the baro. With out all of you and your advice Id NEVER GOT THE BOSS to try the oem... Trouble codes: P0174 (Fuel system lean bank 2), P0172.
2002 Mazda Tribute ES 3.0L Kam VIN: 4F2YU09112
Hi Many Thanks to all that have replied to me, after doing more wire harness checking the continuity was all there, had main power at the 5amp fuse feed and int power and loss, had a poor connection at the fuse holder, cleaned terminals and replaced the fuse a...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E94
After speaking with a couple of local techs who had experience with these vehicles they agreed the problem was the timing chain was out of time. With 250,000 miles they both agreed replacing the engine was the best option. With lots of miles and cam phasers, c...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Compressor VIN: YS3DF75K92
Thanks for all the input on this, guys. We replaced the compressor, receiver drier and condenser and flushed the hoses as well as we could. No debris was evident, but we drove the car for several days and delivered it: so far the pressures are correct and no n...
1997 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4TANL42NXV
After going though all the helpfull suggestions, but still not coming to a definitve diagnosis. I decided to go back and recheck the Valve adjustment as some had suggested, which they were all within spec. But this time I noticed something odd with the valve ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder Misfire).
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