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2013 Acura MDX 3.7L ride VIN: 2HNYD2H27D
This mdx customer complained about an intermittent vibration along with a helicopter sounding noise at speeds above 70 mph. I took it for a ride up I8 for about 9 miles with no issues, as I got off & then on the freeway & accelerated up to speed the sympto...
2007 Audi Q7 Premium 3.6L A/C compressor operation VIN: WA1BY94L87
Greetings Audi/VW techs. This Q7 came in recently for a no A/C function complaint. Found system fully charged and a code for blower motor-short to positive. Since the customer stated he'd replaced the blower motor himself a couple of years ago I thought th...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L compressor VIN: 2G1WU58348
This vehicle will intermittently have the temp gauge drop to full cold and the IPC will display the "engine hot A/C off" message. The compressor will not turn on, Stays like this till battery is disconnected and reconnected. and by all accounts from the cu...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L compressor VIN: 1GNDV331X8
Thanks in advance for any help.First came in poor A/C performance inspected found low side port leaking and system low 1 pound. Replaced line recharged now blows 40 degree air. Returned to cust and was back 3 days later with no a/c. Clutch not engaging due...
2010 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Alternator VIN: 1B3CC4FB3A
Vehicle came in with the alternator making a lot of noise, barely turning and the battery light was on. The clutch on the alternator was bad, there was a bad bearing in the alternator and it was not charging. Replaced alternator with a reman unit from BBB ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTRX08L8X
Vehicle came in for emissions failure, failed CO. Dyno pattern looked like a classic converter failure so he went and had all 4 welded in, I don't know the quality of what he put on? Reading are great at idle a free revving the engine, but if you power bra...
2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo 1.6L a/c compressor engagement VIN: KMHTC6AE3D
2013 hyundai veloster. a/c compressor intermittently stops working and blows warn air. blower never stops. cooling fan operates. a/c pressure transducer appears to be within acceptable range when converting hpa to psi and corresponds to actual pressure rea...
2013 Jeep Compass Latitude 2.4L Starting VIN: 1C4NJDEBXD
Jeep has factory remote start that works fine, but put the key in and turn, maybe 1 out of 20 times it will crank over and start. Data in the TIPM is showing lock, acc, run, and start for key positions. NO CODES IN ANY MODULES. I've tried a new ignition sw...
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG 5.5L Convertible Top VIN: WDBTK76G45
I repaired several leaks in the convertible top hydraulic system. One lift cylinder on the passenger side and all of the seals for the lines to all lift cylinders. I filled the system with Mercedes fluid and bled the system as described by Mercedes. I have...
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Camshaft Timing VIN: 4JGDA5HB7D
Does anyone know how to check for chain stretch on these engines? has anyone seen timing chain stretched on these engines i am wanting to know what has been seen related to this by other techs. In my opinion this vehicle needs a timing chain replacement jo...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L 02 sensor monitor wo VIN: 5N1ED28T34
customer complain about 02 sensor monitor wont get ready after driving for days we did replace 02 sensors after driving for 100 miles still only 02 sensor monitor wont get ready .
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L trunk lid VIN: WVGFK7A96A
Customer came in saying the trunk only opens up halfway. i checked the trunk operation and sure enough it only opens part way but if i push the trunk release ( above licence plate ) it opens up the rest of the way. I have tried to do the reset on the trunk...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1991 Chrysler LeBaron 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1C3XJ4538M
This problem is very erratic, just when i think i have found it, it's back. I got good replies and checked all, even if i had done it before. I want to thank all those who took the time to reply. All info is appreciated. I am stubborn and i won't let this one ...
2007 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L Mechanical VIN: KNAFG52677
Ty [...] it, removed the switch connected the cable and hosed the the shifter nub and worked it like a rented bobcat. Its better than its ever been. My customer is thrilled.
2003 Lexus IS300 3.0L Hesitation, Hesitation VIN: JTHBD19263
Hello Everyone, Sorry for the late reply. Wanted to make sure it was a fix. The cause was plugged catalytic converters. The catalytic converters were falling apart. After warming up the particles cause a plugging effect. Thank You for all your help.
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Engine VIN: 4S4WX86C96
Not going to be able to fix this one. after discussion with customer, she has decided to trade in the car. So the answer will remain a mystery. Thanks for all who spent the time to respond, and thanks IATN.
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L key cylinder VIN: 3VWDX7AJ5B
Replaced both the switch and key cylinder. Although the issue was in the switch the key cylinder was stuck in it with the key in it. I used a die cutting wheel to split the switch open to remove the cylinder from the old switch. VW parts was $180 for the switc...
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