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2003 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Engine compression VIN: 2HNYD18633
The engine lost power and stalled. Was towed in. We started the vehicle and drove it into the bay, it wasn't running well. It stalled and we couldn't restart. It cranked unevenly. Did a compression test, (Bank 1 is low, all 3 cylinders approximately 100 PS...
2006 BMW 530i 3.0L hydraulic pump VIN: WBANE73566
Original pump had low pressure code and cycled on and off from 350 to 700 psi. New pump sets no codes at idle, but runs non-stop?? Is this normal? I expected it to cycle like the old pump, but to build more pressure more quickly. Does the hydraulic control...
2011 Buick Regal CXL 2.4L Hesitation, Power Reduce Mode VIN: W04GP5EC8B
Thanks in advance guys. First of all another shop put in the throttle body assy. They where not very helpful, they said they do not save a record of the old codes so I did not know it I was chasing the same problem. The customer said install a new throttle... Trouble codes: P2119 (Throttle Closed Position Performance), P2135 (Throttle Position Sensor 1-2 Not Plausible), P0113 (Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Voltage), P0172 (Fuel Trim System Rich)
1998 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L wrong tone ring VIN: 1B7MF3362W
all right here we go not being a big truck guy mostly due imports but use this truck for towing race cars to the track. anyway had the cracked 52 block would not leak around town but when towing heavy loads got to point had to carry to much water around.so...
1989 Ford F Super Duty 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G1K
Problem occurs only on hot start. Cranks normal and starts and stumbles, blows black smoke, stalls. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, starts normal. Cold start is perfect and drive ability is perfect. The truck will idle and drive all day long and not miss ... Trouble codes: 126 (MAP sensor fault)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L alternator VIN: 1FMRU15L8Y
The amp meter is normal with a/c off but when you turn on the a/c the gauge pegs & battery light flashes.I couldn't find anything similar in archives or repair manual procedures. So I am asking 2 things has anyone experienced this & if not were should I st...
2016 Ford Escape S 2.5L blower motor VIN: 1FMCU0GX4G
how to remove blower motor
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Speedometer & odometer VIN: WDBFA61E9M
Vehicle was in dry, clean, no rodents storage last winter. Speedometer and odometer worked prior to storage but did not when removed a month or so ago. Pulled cluster and tested vehicle speed sensor output at terminals 11 & 12 in connector #1 (transmission...
2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L compressor VIN: JN8AZ18WX9
Hi all.This Murano is giving me fits.When car is started after sitting or cold ac works fine.After 3 min. or so comp.shuts off.Scanner shows ac request from control head but no request at idpm.All sensors seem to be reading properly-compared to another Mur...
2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5L gets warm VIN: 4S4BRBCCXC
First off I am a GM guy, but this seems to be a simple system with a TXV and pressure switches. Came in last week for AC not cooling at idle but OK when driving. Ran in shop at idle, low pressure at 28, high at 175. Cold air out vents (35). After over 10 m...
1998 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Poweer Steering Pump VIN: 4TAWN72N2W
Thank You for taking a look at this. Hopefully someone has seen this before. Customer complained of cavitation noise in pump. Checked fluid level, OK, performed Bleed Procedure outlined in ALLDATA, still there. Replaced Pump, used new o-ring on resivoir, c...
2010 Toyota Yaris 1.5L AC system VIN: JTDBT4K38A
Car came in not cooling. Compressor shaft seal leak. replaced compressor,condenser/dryer , expansion valve, cleaned lines and evaporator. cooled real good for about a day then stopped cooling. Replaced expansion valve and cooled for another day. Pressures ...

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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Sorry for the closing delay guys. This Heap-O-Jeep is actually still sitting in our parking lot waiting to have some more attention paid to it. It belongs to the boss/shop and it's been back-burnered all this time. Supposedly it is misfiring full time now a... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire).
2010 Lincoln MKX 3.5L Evaporator core VIN: 2LMDJ6JC7A
Thanks to all that responded. Feedback from fellow techs is always welcome. The cure was a factory evaporator core. The replacement cores were Four Seasons brand. On further inspection of the replacement cores I found a narrowing of the passage just before the...
2011 Ram 3500 Laramie 6.7L hvac actuator VIN: 3D73Y3CL0B
Customer has decided not to go further at this time as doors for the hvac housing are not available, you have to buy the whole housing unit. thanks
2014 Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L Lf Headlight, Rr Tail Lamp VIN: 3C63RPGL1E
want to thank everyone for the help and thanks caleb for the call on the phone to help as well, caleb was talking about the bias voltage the bcm sends out to check the circuit which i checked with bulbs unplugged and turn key on and got 6.16 volts at the plug,...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BL67615
Sorry for the late closing guys. I'm calling this one fixed, though I think it is a time-bomb. I wound up removing the (new)oil pump and inspecting for loose screws, etc. While the pump was off I back-flushed a couple of quarts of oil through the feed pipe ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Camshaft Performance or Over-Advance Bank 1).
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L abs/vsc VIN: JTEZU14R23
Hey guys good morning the toyota came back in this morning preformed the recal, test drove all is good Thanks
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Passenger Window VIN: 3VWSF71K56
Hate to loose a patient but customer decided to take vehicle to VW dealer. Thank You everyone for your input.
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