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2012 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Ride Control VIN: WAURVAFD0C
This Audi a8 came in with right front strut low after customer drove for awhile with it always going down. replaced right front strut and tried to activate suspension code c104807 level control, c103807 compressor relay malfunction, c10c800 function deacti...
2008 BMW 750Li 4.8L Electronic VIN: WBAHN83528
Transmission wont come out of park light on cluster flash for shiftier the code is 4e23 can't find diagnosed for this code
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine Oil Cooler Hose VIN: 1GYEK63N83
Hoping for some guidance from Chevy and/or Cadillac dealership mechanics. Regular customer. Last week I did an engine oil service. I commented to the owner that his engine oil cooler hose was leaking at all 4 hose/line joints. He told me to order the part ...
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Crank VIN: 1G6DV57V39
This vehicle was towed in. We verified no crank - nothing happens. Battery passes test and looks newer. Alternator has been replaced. PCM is old but based on what customer says, a new one didn't help. (holding my breath here) In testing we found no volta...
1996 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No Start VIN: 1C4GP64L6T
Hey guys. I was received this van as a no start with a replacement pcm already installed. Found no spark present. Installed original pcm and engine started. Ordered a replacement for the replacement and found still doesn't start. Testing revealed spark now...
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L in limp mode VIN: 3A8FY48B88
Vehicle is in transmission limp mode. TIPM is not supplying voltage on Transmission control Output circuit. P0882. The transmission control input goes to 12V for a couple seconds at key on. TC output never has voltage. My question is: does a used TIPM need...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V56
Found a small amount of moisture (can't tell if it's water or antifreeze) in cylinder 1 plug well. No external trails present and top of engine is dry. Where would this moisture come from? Trouble codes: P0301 (p0316-), P0316
2012 Ford E-150 XL 5.4L shift to park VIN: 1FMNE1BL3C
Hey ford dudes. I have a 2012 here that will be coming in a few days that the customer states doesnt always shift (column shift) back into park easily. Sometimes he tries to pull it all the way down to first and then park but doesnt always do the trick...i...
2005 GMC C4500 Topkick C4E042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GDE4E32X5
hey guys truck came from another shop they had replaced crank sensor and jury rigged the harness you attempt to crank the engine cranks 5 to eight seconds stops cranking we got a new harness from dealer repaired it properly same problem in the code descrip... Trouble codes: P0355
2008 Honda Element LX 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28768
Vehicle came in running poorly and would halt at times going down the road. Originally had p0304, p2646, and p2647 stored in computer. Found cylinder 4 intake valve was bent, screens were dirty and oil was a quart and a half low. Sent out head to replace v... Trouble codes: P2647
2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L Unknown VIN: JNRAS08W83
Help Infinity/ Nissan techs- our first rodeo here.Posting for my tech Johnathan, hope I dont sound too stupid!! Did a timing chain-Now when running we are getting a p0345 cmp sensor fault with p0021 intake control. Honestly this is Jonathan's first chain j...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6AA06B34
Group vehicle towed in as no start no crank. Diagnosing the starter circuit and found the following at ipdm. I have 12 volts at fuse 53 which is bat power to cpu in ipdm, I also have 12 volts from the tcm black and red wire, and 12 volts in start position ... Trouble codes: U1000 (Can communication), U1001 (Can communication)
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L Engine VIN: JTDKB20U55
Vehicle came in with customer complaint of engine making noise, running poorly, and MIL on. The vehicle when running sounds like its knocking and miss fires, it will stop making noise and run smooth, then all of the sudden it will start knocking again. Whe...
2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: JTDBL40EX9
Came to me from another shop. They had diagnosed a faulty Throttle body and customer had wanted a second opinion. No codes, all monitors complete, 121 warmups since codes cleared, LTFT -4.5 stft +-1, Symptoms started 1 day 2 weeks ago. Customer stated inte...
2010 Volkswagen CC Luxury 2.0L Shift R, D VIN: WVWHL7AN9A
Volkswagen Techs - Please Help Car initially had timing chain tensioner failure which has been repaired - would have to assume the car was running and driving at the time of failure. After repairing engine took car on initial test drive and it ran and shif...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Steering gear box VIN: 1GCHK23255
Ok thankyou for all the reassurance for my latest head scratcher. Turned out to be a bad gear box like everyone suspected. I did replace the gear box again and all worked good for about 2 miles then i lost power steer completely and brakes. So i went ahead and...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FTNX21P44
hello thanks for the replies but this one goes unsolved thank you
2013 Honda Civic EX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 19XFB2F82D
Ok guys, sorry for the delay on this repair for this car, after reading all your comments, I refresh my mind and started checking more deeply into the connectors, as Ryan [...] have mention that this car indeed, is a VTEC system and not a variable valve timing... Trouble codes: P2649 (Rocker arm oil control solenoid VTEC solenoid valve malfunction).
1984 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L stuck in first gear VIN: WDBDA24A8E
Hey all, thanks for the replies. Many suggested the governor. A couple replies mentioned kickdown switch. In the end it was the kickdown switch stuck down applying 12v to the solenoid all the time. Pull the switch up and all functions normally. Replaced t...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550 5.5L Analog clock VIN: WDDEJ71X27
I have treated the symptom, but not really solved the problem. This guy has lost interest in this complaint, but another of the three cars I have with same issue was in. I could not find a way to De-sync the clock from COMAND as some have suggested. I disconne...
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Electronic VIN: WDBUF56X79
Replaced conductor plate (TCU). Reprogrammed and performed driving adaptations. Thanks everyone, if you need details on this, let me know.
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L engine VIN: JA4NW51S73
Im closing the case because the customer didnt want to invest any more $$ in it. There were other issues with the vehicle that prob helped steer him in this direction. I appreciate the responses I got, but this brings up an aspect of vehicle repair that I have...
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