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2008 Audi RS4 Cabriolet 4.2L Tpms VIN: WUAYU48H58
Car came in with TPMS light on, code 01521 no communication with sensors. Cleared code, checked all 4 TPMS sensors 433MHZ, all communicate & battery life is good & pressures are set to 42 psi per sticker on door jamb. Performed reset procedure light came b...
2013 Audi A6 Quattro Prestige 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUHGAFC3D
Customer brought in vehicle for overheating. We haven't had many problems with this 3.0L V6 engine. No fault codes. Great heat in the cabin. Fan's have power and ground. One smaller wire is positive and communication wire oscillates. When fans are running ...
2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3BC6EV3A
Good Morning, This one came in at closing last night. The owner said the check eng light has been coming on and going off. And it has stalled on occasion and has noticed what he thinks is a transmission problem on occasion, but could not give any better of... Trouble codes: P1129 (Bank 1 / 1 fuel not closed loop), P1128 (Bank 2 / 1 fuel not closed loop)
2014 Dodge Charger SXT 3.6L will not go into drive VIN: 2C3CDXJG1E
code number p1b1400 will not clear. this code is in the transmission module.when trying to put car in gear it will be there for a few seconds then revert back to park. i am unable to find any tests to help figure out the problem. never actually feel the au...
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L ABS Module VIN: 1FMZU67K65
Front brakes are locking up. Happens while driving. I can pump brakes in stall and they lock up, loosening master cylinder line or brake module line will release them. I have removed calipers and they are free, greased caliper pins, brakes pads are 1/2 wor...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L steering gear trac control VIN: 1FTFW1ETXC
I want to thank everyone in advance for all your help. This truck came in on a hook, the steering was not working. found it had a bad steering angle sensor. Replaced customer supplied rack and pinion. Sent to ford for programming. Gave the truck back to th...
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
2015 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6L Starter VIN: 1GKKVTKD3F
This vehicle will not start at times. There is no crank, no click. After 3 to 5 times it usually starts. I have tried both keys, same result. This problem is intermittent, it has only done it to me once. The customer says it has happened quite a few times....
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L battery VIN: 5FNRL38717
battery draw had approximately 400 ma draw after pulling all fuses one at a time could not isolate draw. What I did find was disconnecting fuse 23 50 amp fuse and fuse and fuse 15 a 40 amp fuse both in engine compartment box. The draw went away, when 1 or ...
1998 Lexus LS400 4.0L shift solonoid c VIN: JT8BH28F6W
Hello!! I have this LS 400 that has a P0763 stored in computer. Shift solenoid c electrical issue.The light was not on for me and vehicle drove fine. Fluid level and condition is good. This vehicle had the same code 35k miles ago. We changed the fluid and ...
2009 Lexus IS250 2.5L Stall VIN: JTHBK26289
Hello car was towed in from another shop. I really dont know what all was done before it came here. Other shop dosent want to give no insight. Guess there kinda butthurt. Anyways ive never ran upon this code before. Just wanted to see if anyone could let m... Trouble codes: P12FF
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 ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Active Blind Spot Assist VIN: 4JGDA2EB4D
I have this vehicle in with a message on the instrument cluster stating 'Active Blind Spot Assis Inoperative'. An initial scan of the Radar Sensors Control Unit came up with 580800 - Internal fault in component A86/2B4 (Left Outer Radar Sensor), and 775100...
2014 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L "Pcv System" VIN: WDDHF8JB4E
After the vehicle runs about 15-20 minutes, a whistle sound comes from the engine, sound like a vacuum leak. Remove the oil fill cap and noise goes away. Removed the vacuum tube to "pcv system" and found standing oil" removed upper intake "pretty easy on t...
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. ...
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8L top frame VIN: WP0CB29957
I am in a mess here and it is all on me.I turned a relatively simple repair into a semi-disaster.I am going to go cause and effect here,but go cause first.I replaced the hydraulic pistons due to leakage and really messed it up.I replaced pistons,then decid...
2009 Saturn Vue XE 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3GSC133P09
first time post help replaced cam cover because of oil leak bad on back side of engine feel that we did every thing correct new cover from dealer cleaned head surface great torqued to Mitchell specs back again 2 weeks later leaking again had this problem a...
2015 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Oil Consumption VIN: 1VWAT7A38F
Car came with large amounts of oil in cylinders, customer stateed driving along and it happened immediately (stopped) large amounts of smoke -- perform compression and leak down test- vehicle passed test -- we replaced turbo and problem still exist -- susp...

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2011 Buick Regal CXL 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: W04GU5GCXB
i did not fix. The dealer did the open recall for chains & high pressure pump. they also did some other work while inside. second chain, actuators and extra guide at cost of parts only. customer happy. Trouble codes: P0011, P0011, P0011, P0011, P0011.
1999 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L No Start
thanks for the replies. sorry for the delay, holidays got in the way. thanks dan h. how often overlooked cam retard. all is well for now. thanks to everyone on here and iatn...the best
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L steering gear box VIN: 3GNFK16R5X
Well the customer took the suburban away to get an alignment, as many responses suggested. With the steering wheel straight the pinch bolt at the coupler was straight up. Also the pitman arm was parallel to the gear box. I could also see that setting the toe ...
2014 Ford F-150 XLT 3.7L No Start VIN: 1FTEW1CM9E
Started the engine then shut it down, let it sit for 30 minutes. noticed a fuel pressure irregularity. Pulled the plugs and found two of the cylinders over-fueled. Further testing indicated two of six injectors flowing when not commanded, obvious injector fail... Trouble codes: P2195 (02 singal bias/stuck lean b1s1), P2196 (Rich b1s1), P2197 (Lean b2s1), P2198 (Tick b2s1).
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEJ6227W
Hi guys, I want to thank everyone for their help. I ended up performing a fuel induction service on this car and the fuel trims came down enough to keep the check engine light of so it could pass state inspection. I know this car still needs other repairs but... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim problem), P0172 (System too rich B1).
2009 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GN58K39
Came to the conclusion of a mechanical valve issue on cylinders 2 and 4. Customer declined tear down and further work at this time. If things change I will up date. Thanks to all replies. Special thank you to Napa trainer Andy Tirado to take the time and confi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 misfire), P0304 ([...]).
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JF1GD66565
2004 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L cv shaft or control arm bushing VIN: 4T1BE32K54
Thanks for all the replies, we replaced the front axle shafts and the control arm bushings while we were into it. We didn't want to give the customer false hope that replacing the failed control arm bushings MAY repair the issue. Your input made me confident t...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L No Start VIN: WVWAU93C76
im closing this request early,because he will take it to a euro shop.all data info. on euro cars not good,bad schematics and overall not helpful.i don't have a vw scanner or any euro scanner.they are definitely different.thanks for all who replied
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