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Help Request Answers
2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 4.2L convertor VIN: WA1YL64B05
This Allroad has a scraping noise coming from the bellhousing (it's very pronounced at the hole in the bottom). We at one time had an S4 with a V8, with a noise that was basically identical, and the issue turned out to be a cracked flex plate. We pulled th...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Transfercase VIN: 1GNCT18W3Y
Got a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 Blazer that came in for no 4 WD drive operation. Checking switch (that had been replaced) the truck will go into 4 Auto no problem but I'm assuming that just applies vacuum to the front axle and doesn't invlove the transfer case. ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L air bag VIN: 2GCEK13T05
replaced the BCM for a intermitent lighting issue.Did a program from the AC delco site by Vin for the BCM and all went well in that regard. I did a security relearn for the key(30 min).Problem is the dreaded B1001 code in the airbag system.I cant seem to f...
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Starting VIN: 1GCFG15X58
Chevy techs, Thanks in advance for any help.. This express van has been towed to, and from a couple of different shops with an intermittent no start condition. The PCM sets a p0851 - PNP switch circuit low, when the issue occurs. The range switch has bee...
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L Harsh Drive Engagement, shift flare 4th gear VIN: 2C4RC1BG4C
We have rebuilt so many of these with no problems. We use a Mopar rebuild kit supplied by Transtar. We rebuilt transmission and having issues so we installed new solenoid body from dealer. Original problem was slipping in higher gears and the compounder ri...
1987 Ford F-350 XLT Lariat 6.9L piston oil cooler nozzels
I'm rebuilding the motor and am looking for some OTC tools that are needed for aligning and installing the oil cooler nozzles. the tool numbers are 14-0307 and 14-0311. I am willing to buy if someone has them for sale or rent them. thanks for your help
2015 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L pcm program VIN: 1FA6P8CF1F
This vehicle came to us from another shop. It was not passing readiness test for Wisconsin Emissions program. The vehicle had a BAMA tuner installed. The other shop set the tuner back to stock. The vehicle was driven 900 miles with no change. We found the ...
2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L steering pump VIN: 5FNRL5H45C
Van has a rattle noise/clatter on cold start that lasts 1-2 minutes.Sounds like a bad pulley bearing. remove belt and noise goes away. With stethoscope it is loudest on P/S pump. other pulley bearings feel o.k. replaced pump w/used unit and still makes sam...
2004 Lexus ES330 3.3L Unknown VIN: JTHBA30G24
Customer complaint AC not cold, recharge the system with 1.3lbs as required Compressor Kicked in but no cold air My Low side gauge reads almost Zero and high side reads less than a 100 i recover the system and evacuate and recharge again with engine not ru...
1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZWFT61L6X
Car towed in. No crank, no start. Found car cranks when starter solenoid powered, found ecm not grounding starter relay. Check engine lamp comes on with key on. Communication with ecm possible. Tachometer signal verified in value blocks. Check injector pul...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1AN08W75
At idle the car runs very lean. Total fuel trim/Lambda at idle is 135% both banks. The air fuel ratio sensors are both reading above 1.5 V and both air fuel ratio sensors have very similar waveforms. Both rear sensors are simple oxygen sensors and both are... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Thermostat VIN: 1N6AD06U06
Vehicle came in for the trans oil cooler line busted in radiator problem. Performed all flushes and repairs as per archives. Vehicle coolant was vacuumed into system several times. Pulled oil cooler line to insure thermostat was emersed in coolant. Still c...
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0L Coil Packs VIN: JETBU17R35
vehicle towed in with a no start problem and dead battery, charged battery and vehicle would start and run for ten seconds, scanned computer and have six codes, all the coil packs , cleared codes to see which ones come back and all the same ones come back,...
2006 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Speedometer VIN: 5TDZA23C16
Hello everyone. I have this Toyota Sienna from hell that wont go away. Here is what is wrong. When you start to drive the speedo doesn't work and the check engine light comes one with code P0500. I have checked all the powers and grounds to the cluster and...
2009 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWJK73C69
Car sets above codes,we replaced pcv system and fuel psi sensor,tested regulator on high pressure pump and it is ok,replaced pcv valve on vc due to failing a lamda control test block 107 in basic settings on vag com,passes that test now so Im confident I n... Trouble codes: 00450, 00003, P119A, P0171

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2011 BMW X5 xDrive50i 4.4L Misfire VIN: 5UXZV8C5XB
Well, there were many replies indicating this motor has some serious issues with long term reliability. On this one the problem is a mechanical issue that will require the engine to be replaced. After reading your replies and consulting another local German ca... Trouble codes: 2B1B, 29E1, 2B1D, 2B22.
2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXZW0C51D
Replaced maf sensor and reset all adaptations for mass sensor and low pressure egr system. Drove for 30 miles twice,cel stayed off, Customer was driving vehicle and said light came on briefly then went off and has been off for over a week and several drive cyc...
1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Idles fast VIN: 1GCCS19ZXS
I had already pinched hoses. I can't explain why it ran with the rag stuffed in it and the extra hole plugged. It was not a vacuum leak after all. I had not stated but it is twin injector throttle body. We had put the ground wires on the backs of the heads. Th... Trouble codes: 000 (I can not access 95 s trucks), 001 (Obd2 port with OBD system), 002 (Neither of my scan tools connect).
2000 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36J9Y
Well guys I am sorry to say I don't have a fix for this vehicle. Continuous test drives for over a week now and haven't been able to get it to act up again. I did try scoping the crank at the same time but I could not find any abnormalities. It does have an... Trouble codes: P0340.
2006 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L engine oil cooler VIN: 3D7ML48C86
Thanks for all the replies, I replaced the cooler, all seems well. The cooler from Cummins (#3959031) is 1/3 the cost of the part from Chrysler, got it from the local H.D. truck dealership. Thanks for the part number guys.
2007 Ford Focus SES 2.0L 3rd gear VIN: 1FAHP34N17
Lots of good info guys but the customer wants to replace the trans with a new unit. Thanks all for responding!
2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Denali 6.2L idles high VIN: 1GKFK06249
Thanks to all that replied, i knew there was an easy fix and yes there was a "relearn" hidden in module set up. took two seconds to relearn engine off key on!! all better... and yes the gears inside this throttle body are indeed vert strong metal gears and do ...
2009 Kia Borrego EX 3.8L No Start VIN: KNDJJ741X9
Appreciate the help guys, As stated I could not write VIN with snap on or autel. BTW the VIN was blank when I tried to rear it and and would not auto ID. It seems the "used" PCM woul have to be unlocked and I could not get a firm answer from any salvage yard I... Trouble codes: P0630.
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU88H84
First of all I would like to thank all those who read through that whole request and gave advice based on the symptoms I presented. I ended up going back to square one and rechecked all the power and ground circuits and still found nothing. I tried adding some...
2014 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L wont start VIN: 1N4AA5AP4E
Thanks for everyone's knowledge, we don't get into many transmissions. We found the "new" but "used" transmission they sent us had a bad range selector switch that was internal to the transmission,wouldn't have thought of that being that it was internal, but o...
2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L Reverse & Drive VIN: 1G2ZF55B66
Forgot to mention P0013 code. Repaired that and all is well. Thank You for your time.
2010 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L rear of right head VIN: JF2SH6FC7A
thank you all for reading and especially those that replied; cant believe I didn't put die in the thing and trace it down with that, like dan posted. I have tubes of it in my box. a few stated the oil feed tubes have many leak issues, as do pcv hoses, and the...
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