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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: WBAVB73577
Hi iATN'ers, We are suffering from a continued oil leak from the rear main seal on a 2007 335i. We have utilized the Corteco brand seal which on past repairs have proven to be of good quality. Seal has been installed with correct epoxy/primer. The only ...
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L engine VIN: 1G6DG57729
Original engine had typical timing chain/cam issues so it was replaced with this used engine. The original engine ran, but had 150k miles and had multiple cam/crank timing faults. It was smooth, and had no vibration beforehand. The replacement engine runs ...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L steering gear box VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
I replaced the steering gear with a reman unit due it leaking. Now the steering wheel is off about 45*. I was very careful to get the pitman arm and coupler on correctly, but now not sure. If I go clock to clock with wheel its 3 turns, 1 1/2 turns and whee...
2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Starter fuse VIN: 3GNEK12Z45
Well this one is a mess, but we’ve never heard that before(-: Customer had a shop remove about one bushel of aftermarket wiring,relays,and control boxes and now the starter is intermittent. Now the 40 amp starter circuit fuse blows during cranking. I know ...
2008 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L 3rd gear VIN: 1D8HB38N18
When initially driving the vehicle it seemed to be in 3rd gear (limp mode) and had a p0730 solenoid problem, now after the solenoid pack was replaced, upon test drive when shifting out of second gear it just revs and now throws a p0733 3rd gear ratio. When...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15EX1
truck came in for "engine noise" and we found the clutch on the ac compressor coming apart so we replaced that and after that he brought up he has been getting a rich code since the injectors were replaced. I got to looking and bank 1 injectors were blue a... Trouble codes: P0175, P0325
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L noise from front VIN: 1FTFW1EF1C
drive at low speeds hear and feel rumble (rotational) noise coming from front It sounds and feels like abs activation but abs is not activating (using that for a description of noise) check both front wheel bearings and axles nothing unusual found brakes a...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFW1ETXD
Hello, I have this truck that a regular customer brought to me and wanted a new engine. It was burning oil and leaking at or around left turbo. They never changed oil until light came on, It looked like penzoil of the 70's under valve cover. I put a reman ... Trouble codes: P2990
2014 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L No Start VIN: 1FTEW1CM9E
2014 FORD F-150 Has been towed in twice over the last month for a crank no start. Once with the fuel tank virtually empty and once with a fuel tank max full. Engine appears to be flooded, plugs are wet with fuel. Obvious 0/2 codes but that is all. dry the ... Trouble codes: P2195 (02 singal bias/stuck lean b1s1), P2196 (Rich b1s1), P2197 (Lean b2s1), P2198 (Tick b2s1)
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L Elsd VIN: 1C4RJFCT1D
ATTENTION Chrysler Techs and Engineers, I need help on a difficult problem. I'm unable to locate any specific info related to service and repair of electronic limited slip differential system even in O.E. web site Tech Authority. Nothing found about how sy...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Unknown VIN: WDBUF56J76
Help MB Gurus! Posting for Tech. Roberto Gomez. This car came to us on a hook- the customer had it break down on him and was told it needed a fuel pump at a different shop away from home. he called me for a quote and i won his business so he saved up and h...
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDGJ4HB5D
Hi there, and thank you for reading this. Before taking valve cover off to verify timing setting and chain stretch, I had some questions I wanted to ask here.. If the timing chain is healthy, most likely will need the cam adjusters. Also, this vehicle only... Trouble codes: P3062
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L engune VIN: 2MEHM75V49
I'm working on this car first time, the customer just bought it. Loud lifter niose from the right cylinder head. I opened the valve cover there is no oil at all coming out from the lifters, all lifters i can easily push with my finger. Oil pressure is OK. ...
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L cv shaft or control arm bushing VIN: 4T1BE32K54
This vehicle has a mild to aggressive shimmy under load and smooths right out on decal or coast. Visually I could see torn rearward lower control arm bushings. The tech and I disagree on the diagnosis, I suspect worn front axle shafts even though the cv bo...
2010 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTMDK4DV3A
hello everyone thankyou all in advance. i have this 2010 toyota rav4 3.5l sets code p0023 as soon as key is on, not running. can clear but immediatly comes back i have replace the oil control valve the connector and new wires to the ecm also replaced ecm..... Trouble codes: P0023
2008 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L heat VIN: YV4CZ98228
Barely warm at vents. Dealer said they did an activation test of blend doors, recommended radiator. Customer used Metrix brand radiator and replaced it, however not sure if he did the cap. Same symptom persists. We replaced thermostat with O.E., flushed he...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2013 Audi Q7 Prestige 3.0L Unknown VIN: WA1DGAFE8D
We did isolate the leak down to the aluminum rear block cover plate being the issue. This design is tricky, there are so many areas where this engine can leak in the back and it sits up against the firewall. The best way to do this rear aluminum cover plate is...
1995 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEC16K0S
Thanks to everyone who replied Fix for this car , was to use oem parts and my problems go away Thanks to everyone , thanks again
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Stuck rich condition VIN: 3GCPKSE71D
Thanks for all the professional help. Tested the purge valve and it was functioning correctly. Thanks to Dan [...] who mentioned the ethanol %, the computer was reading it at 80% but the customer swears he only uses 93 octane used. I have no way myself to... Trouble codes: P1032 (HO2S circuit voltage high B1S1), P0152 (HO2S circuit voltage high B2S1).
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Windshield wipers VIN: 1GCNKNEC0G
Thanks for all the responses, this one turned out to be just the wiper switch. We were still unable to duplicate so we replaced the switch. The customer was on board with this so we replaced the switch and all has been well. Thanks again to all who responded
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Heating VIN: 1B7KF2368X
Thank you to all who replied on this.I had forgotten how cold blooded these trucks were.We replaced the t-stat with a 195 and partially blocked the radiator.It still takes a while to heat up but it gets there
2004 Ford E-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FDRE14W74
Thanks for all the replies! I see now that I should have offered more info on my original help request post... I had the problem diagnosed to an intermittent body ground to the FPDM ( it would go open when I put a load on the circuit)I had made up a new gr... Trouble codes: P0190 (Frps), P1233 (Fpdm).
2009 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMEU74E19
2009 Kia Borrego LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJH74199
Got back on it today and went for the wiring. Found a broken ground to ecm. A rub though on the center factory cable clamp. Wrapped in friction tape so it was hard to spot a rub though from the outside. Thanks everyone very much apreceiated Trouble codes: P2106 (ETC Limited Power), P1295 (ETC Power Management), P0123 (TP High), P0223 (TB Sensor B High).
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Ignition switch/Key VIN: WDBRF40JX5
As you have read in my update the SAM module was internally corroded and was keeping circuit 15 on all the time. The EIS module was detecting voltage on circuit 15 when it was supposed to be off. We replaced and coded/programmed the front SAM (Signal Aquisitio...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L Timing Chain VIN: WMWMF33509
Tool (pin) wasn't fitting properly in to slot, modified it.
2006 Mitsubishi Fuso FE180 FE85D 4.9L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JL6CCH1S26
One of the fuel injectors was leaking/ bypassing, installing another one took care of the performance problem under load. I was not directly involved with the repair, but I understand they took the return hoses off and figured out which injector was returning ... Trouble codes: P0251, P0118.
2016 Ram 3500 Tradesman 6.7L Display VIN: 3C63R3GL7G
Did not fix this yet. As suggested I hooked up A scanner and drove it for an Hour and Half no display problems at all even after I unhooked it.We do use Tracking devices on our vehicles, I have 3 more trucks like this one with no problems, witch doesn't mean t...
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