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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BX1
This Audi is driving me crazy (This is not a very long drive). We recently did a timing belt, water pump, and thermostat on this Audi, It had been overheating but has no heating issues at all, we took it for a long drive up a steep hill and runs good and s... Trouble codes: P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDU23198
this vehicle is driven mainly short runs by an elderly couple. P0420 will set intermittantly if cleared. If driven on highway for a half hour or longer it will clear the code. has new plugs and wires,no evidence of coolant ingestion, and no power loss sugg... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L headlights, turn signals VIN: 1D7HU18D85
I want to thank all of you who take the time to help out here. This is my best friends truck and I have been helping him long distance trying to figure out why he occasionally looses his passenger side headlight and or loses his turn signals. Sometimes tog...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Hard Start VIN: 3D4GG57V29
After they replaced the transmission, the vehicle requires extensive cranking to start ( 5 to 10 auto start attempts) Sets code P0339 and P0300. Once started it slowly runs up miss fires on bank 1, but seems to run ok otherwise. Tested Exhaust back pressur... Trouble codes: P0339 (CKP intermittent), P0300 (multiple miss fire)
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D3HB18PX9
4.7 sounds like lifter ticking on the passenger side, replaced all lifters with dealer parts but still has ticking noise just off of idle. when its at idle no noise but raise the idle to 900 with the scanner and it as a ticking noise coming from passenger ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Radiator/Transmission VIN: 1FTNX20S41
Couple traveling east coast to west coast hauling a trailer (which may, or may not, be important to the story). Came in with smoke caused by transmission fluid dripping on exhaust. Not from vent, but from the bell. Checked transmission dipstick- strawberry...
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.5L Gps VIN: 5XYZKDAG3C
Had customer come in to check. Screen lights up and when you click on any button to go to GPS the screen comes up that you need to acknowledge and click OK for safety. All four button on the bottom are grayed out and cannot be selected. Check all fuses ...
2009 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L trans shifting VIN: KNDJC73589
Hi Kia Techs. I have a 2009 Sorento in that the trans intermittently goes into limp mode and sets a p0763 code "shift solenoid c open or short". Vehicle can sometimes be driven for days with out setting codes or going into limp mode. Last test drive was...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L door locks mirrors VIN: 1LNHM82W93
Can anyone tell me where the GEM module is located. The ford dealer can't even tell me. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L instrument cluster VIN: WMWRC33445
Looking for someone who can tell us how to do a hard reset on the instrument cluster in this Mini. We replaced the fuel sending unit and the guage still is not reading it. Understand that we need to do a hard reset procedure on the cluster, but I can not f...
1996 Toyota Tacoma SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 4TAWN72N9T
The truck came in with complaint of cutting out over 3,000 rpm. When you drive the vehicle it runs fine untill you hit about 3,400 rpm the it starts cutting out if you let up a bit it will smooth out and run fine. Feels like it's going into fuel cut so i c...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U25
This car originally came in seven weeks ago for the the code P1150. That code is for water tank obstruction. We put in this water pump ( Genuine Auxiliary Water Pump 16290-21011) and bled/flush the system. Several times this Toyota has come back in for the... Trouble codes: P1151 (Coolant Heat Storage Tank.)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 3.6L Drivers Side Sliding Door VIN: 2D4RN4DG3B
The secret to opening this door was to order in a new latch which Dan recommended. Playing with the new latch I learned how it worked and figured what was wrong with the old one. As I stated the manual door lock and power door lock would not unlock the door....
2007 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Check Engine Light VIN: 3FAHP08137
Thank you to all of you for the info on things to check. Unfortunately, the customer was diagnosed with cancer and is dealing with that right now. He has the car and has not called me about this issue. If and when he contacts me and I look at the car again, I ...
2012 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L steering pump VIN: 5FNRL5H45C
Finally got this van [...] to repair. Customer said noise was gone for 4-5 days and returned. As many suggested turned out to be timing belt tensioner. Don"t know why noise initially went away with belt removed. May have had two issues. Customer opted for compl...
2010 Mercedes-Benz C250 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDDGF5CBXA
We found water in the gas tank and fuel lines.After draining tank and flushing lines,it runs great. Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0305 (cyl 5 misfire), P0306 (cyl 6 misfire).
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 9119211042
First off i would like to thank Daniel [...] he hits right on, i removed the mass air flow boot and found the 10mm bolt holding the plate is lose causing a sticky movement, clean and adjust and center the plate and the car runs and starts beautiful, Thanks D...
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L wont move VIN: JTEEW44A89
The connector underneath the inverter had coolant spilled into it at some point during the procedure while it was disconnected. When it was reconnected, the coolant was not removed/cleaned out/blown out. That trace amount of coolant corrupted the signal. Remov... Trouble codes: P0A4B.
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