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2011 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L Cooling System VIN: WAUFGAFB3B
This vehicle was over heated while the wife was driving the car. We replaced the Water Pump and Thermostat and that took care of the over heating issue. After being on the road for awhile the coolant would go low. This vehicle came back to us and we pressu...
1988 BMW 635CSi 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEC8411J
Removed the manual 5 speed transmission to replace input, output shaft seals and gear selector shaft seal. Clutch assembly was not removed or touched during this job. Reinstalled transmission and now reverse gear pops out. This is driving me nuts! Ive put ...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Valve train VIN: 5UXZW0C53B
Good day everyone and thanks in advance. I have several customers with the BMW M57 engine which either do or will soon need a carbon clean via walnut blasting. I am going to use this car (my winter vehicle) for my first M57. It is very carboned up. My ques...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L abs module VIN: 2GCEK19038
Truck has body code JF3 as brake option code. Check engine light is on for P0609 vehicle speed output circuit 2 symptom 00 when I research code it comes back with C0055 00 it is an active code that returns as soon as you start to drive it the speedometer i...
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L Start then stall VIN: 1G1ZB5E17B
Hi guys, so I have this 2011 Chevy Malibu here that was towed in for a start then stall complaint. You turn the key, it starts right up, runs for about 1 second, and shuts off (like if the theft system was shutting off the fuel). Fuel pressure is great, ev...
2003 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L Power Windows, HVAC Blower, Radio, Headlights... VIN: 2C4GT54L23
Our shop just performed a Lube/Oil filter service. Customer had to jump start vehicle to bring to shop. We had to jump start to bring vehicle inside shop. Battery tested, failed. charged with negative cable off, tested again, failed. Sold customer on new b...
1994 Dodge Spirit 2.5L rocker arms VIN: 3B3AA46K2R
Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance for your help. The vehicle came in for engine overheating. Found that the head gasket was bad. When the head was removed. We found that it was warped and had a crack in between the valves. Replaced the cylinder he...
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L cylinder head VIN: 1D7HU18298
another shop had me look at this truck, they removed the cylinder heads due to overheat problem, had machine shop rebuild them. After head replacement the engine miss-fires on cylinders 1,2,3, and 4 When you start cold the engine will run OK for a few seco...
2002 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L42
Truck came into the shop complaining about misfires when it rained . Didn’t see any problems there spayed water no misfire at that time so I went to mode 6 saw 5678 missfires on cly 5 and no missfires on 1 . And also had lean codes po171 and p0 174 so went... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhust), P0174, 0171 (Lean exhust), P0171 (Lean exhust), P0171 (Lean exhust)
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L convertor VIN: 1FTRX14W87
knocking sound loudest at pass bell housing area has had new chains and removed flex plate no cracks no signs of hitting anything does not change with coils unplugged one at a time does no change in or out of gear about convinced the torque concvertor is i...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTFX1EF4D
So this truck came in for the rad fans always running on high once truck is warmed up! Tested cylinder head temp sensor cold ok at 69 degrees, run truck on highway temp climbs to 235 degrees! let idle and temp will come down to 217 degrees and fans go to l...
2003 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Hydraulic Clutch VIN: 1GTCT19X73
Customer says clutch pedal sank to the floor, then he couldn't change gears. Another garage installed a master cylinder, and customer says he had similar problems shortly after that. He parked the truck, setup an appointment assuming he would have us insta...
1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1J4FY19P4S
won't upshift ,friends truck not a trans guy so stuck .will go into reverse and drive but won't shift out of 1st any clues or help would be appreciated thanks
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY124X1
This vehicle initially came in as a no start concern it cranked and intermittently would fire and run for 10-20 seconds and then shut off. One of the first things I did was check the crank signal. It showed a voltage of 1.5v with a normal amplitude on top ...
2010 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L Suspension VIN: SALMF1D41A
Hello All, This is an update of an earlier post that I closed because customer did not return. Originally truck came in with fault code C1A04-1C,right front height sensor out of range.I scanned inputs and outputs for sensor and had 0 volts output at s...
1998 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L soft top & windows VIN: WDBFA67F5W
I got stuck with this one. Soft top and windows will not operate. When I first got this in the soft was half latched down. I did some checking and found that locking clips for the cylinders were on upside down and were hanging the latches up. after fixing ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Battery Drain VIN: WDB2200702
Hello, Issue with this car is a parasitic draw, battery goes dead overnight. With door switch and locks, all locked, draw comes down to 1.80amps even after waiting for 20min. When we disconnect Comand unit, drops to 1.10amps, disconnect instrument ...
2015 Nissan Rogue Select S 2.5L Misfire VIN: JN8AS5MT6F
this came in with a cylinder #1 misfire code, p0301. Can only feel the misfire at idle and its very light, more like a rough idle than misfire. changed the spark plugs because they were the wrong plugs for the vehicle.swapped coils to see if misfire moved ... Trouble codes: P0301

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1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Surge VIN: 1FBJS31H9R
There were 2 fixes to this vehicle. A coolant hose that attaches to the throttle body was leaking and caused corrosion on the TPS sensor connector. Replacement of sensor and a new hose fixed the high idle @ times. The second repair consisted of a PCM. The PCM...
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C4RJEBM5E
Finally got the last two fuel lines in today. Charles hit it on the head. Removed the fuel quanity solenoid and the screen was full of metal. The Bosch CP4 pump in this system uses fuel to lube the internals of the pump, no fuel from the filter means the inter... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low), U0403 (Implausible data recieved from transfer case).
2002 Mazda Miata 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JM1NB353X2
2013 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L Hesitation VIN: 3C63RRJL6D
I did perform in tank pressure and volume test. It was well within spec. I decided to take to dealer to get open recalls and updates done first. Thanks all!
2002 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BF32K32
Thanks for all the input. I wanted to give it some time. I replaced the canister and the purge solenoid as most suggested and all is great. Thanks again for the advice. Trouble codes: P0441 (Evap system incorrect purge flow), P0446 (Evap control system malfunction).
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