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2013 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Parking Brake VIN: WAUBFAFL0D
Customer had problem with car starting and had to jump start the vehicle. After third jump start of the day the emergency brake would not release. We determined battery was bad and replaced. Right side parking brake still would not release and had code C10...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L heating VIN: 5UXFE83587
Have this one where the heat is ok on passenger side but cooler on drivers side,This has the dual climate option,When looking at scan data turning drivers temp control it does not change the value,when you dial up the temp on passenger knob the value goes ...
1977 Dodge B200 5.9L ignition coil VIN: B21BE7X201
need some help from the scared knuckles vets on this one seeing as how I was -8 years old when this thing was made. this van came in as a no start (old shop told him timing was off) checked timing and it was something like 15 teeth off (not sure how it was...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T3S
I rebuilt the transmission in this vehicle and took it out for the roadtest. The customer informed me that the gas gauge never moved from 1/4 tank, I went and put $5 worth of gas in it and went out driving. After a bout 15 miles it acted like it ran out of...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FAFP53U01
Hello to all This car will shudder on and what it seams like just after 1-2 shift sometimes harder than other although not as pronounced on hard acceleration. No other problems. As stated in description rear main seal was just replaced by another shop with...
2010 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Rcm / Dcm VIN: 1FDAF5GR5A
Truck is here for annual safety. Air bag light is on. Memory codes are plenty. U0151 = Lost communication with restraints control module -- P1000 = OBD11 system checks incomplete -- U0100 and U0137 = Lost communication with trailer brake control module U00...
1999 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Stall VIN: 2HKRL1866X
Hi Honda Techs, we have a 1999 odyssey here that will very intermittently stall with no consistent pattern. It has stalled 20 seconds after cold, while siting and idling any where from 10 minutes to 3 hours or more, while driving and acellerating, while...
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L compressor VIN: 1070411A04
This car is a 107 chassis, euro version. Not a 380. Believe it is an 1985 300SL ( Inline 6 cyl ) Alldata & Shop Key don't recognize VIN. No data tag on door. No power to AC compressor. Dash looks like MB ( temp wheels & rocker switches ) but under hood l...
2003 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG 5.5L Compressor VIN: WDCYR46E73
Hello Friends, I have this one with an inoperative A/C compressor. Have static pressures, scanned and got a DTC for a bad pressure/temperature sensor. Recored charge, replace pressure/temp. sensor, recharged with 37 ounces, scanned again no dtcs, compresso...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1MEFM55S82
Vehicle came in for "Whistling" complaint under hood / check engine light.. Scanned for codes found P0455 evap large leak Visual inspection, broken vac line @ purge valve, collapsed PCV tube, elbows on front and rear valve cover, also another vac lin...
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.0L transmission VIN: JA3AU86U88
Vehicle came in for service engine light, scan and found P0740, transmission lock-up solenoid circuit. Checked fluid level and condition, good. Visual inspection on hoist, no wiring damage, unable to check pin #3 on TCM ecm due to location and no room to a...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Stall VIN: 1N6AD06W86
Oddity. This thing runs fine and then. About 15% of the time when you stop in gear it will start to shake quite violently and then stall.It runs fine driving and at idle. Its only at idle in gear. Has anyone seen anything like this on the Nissan?
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Worse when warmed up VIN: 1G3WR14T6N
This car came in for a misfire under load, the hotter the vehicle gets, the worse the misfire is. Number 6 cylinder seemed to be dead. Compression was good, 150psi, spark seemed weak compared to other cylinders. Swapped coils and wires, still the same. Cha...
2003 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L A/C Controls VIN: JTEHT05J93
Good day - The HVAC controls are inoperative - as well as the controls to the navigation unit - when it came in at key on the map would display but in French - all buttons are dead. The customer had installed a used A/C module - i reinstalled the old one -...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE46K77
This car is our Loaner and is in nice shape and runs very well, but the Check engine light keeps coming on with Codes P0101 and p0172. I have been fighting this for awhile. It used to take weeks between occurrences but has become more frequent. The Freeze ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0101
2006 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L Catylist moniters VIN: WVGZM77L26
Car came in no repair history, can not set convertor system moniters for inspection. No codes all other moniters are set ready but catalyst. Tried running moniter with scantool in mode 4 of expert mode in snapon scanner. Has a exhaust leak on both flex pip...
2010 Volkswagen CC Sport 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWNN7AN8A
Hello all This car came in overheating within a few minutes of starting, initially I diagnosed a bad thermostat but after installing a new one from VW that didn't fix it. The car runs great no miss fires or smoke. After more careful inspection I foun...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMEU74E78
i had reset the kam before we installed the transmission into the truck, also had put battery cable ends together overnite, installed another new solenoid assembly, did kam reset again, Truck now shifts ok, no more harsh or double bump reverse engagement, li...
2004 Honda Element EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH28574
I believe this car is fixed but I thought that the first two times I "fixed" it. When I saw the P2646, I replaced the vtec solenoid, pressure switch, and screen. When that failed, I removed the power steering pump and the tensioner and replaced the screen be... Trouble codes: 2626 (Oxygen Sensor Circuit not within accepted variances), 2646 (Rocker arm actuator performance).
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33509
Thank you for all the good inputs especially Dallas recommend [...] the Dealer & get a second opinion. Will update the post if she b... Trouble codes: P2187.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6852W
Some good replies, some were asking about switching injectors which we did and posted at the start, yes the fuel pressure regulator was checked as well, the customer is heading down the road of engine repair that she doesn't want to do. She was hoping for a si... Trouble codes: P0301.
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hard to Fill tank VIN: JTDKB20U86
So for everyone's information, this does not use a "normal" EVAP vent system due to the bladder tank. Jonathan's Riggle post with the animation was the most helpful, particularly the "fresh air" flow on filling. The fill valve which looks like a "venturi" flow...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L transfer case actuator VIN: JTEBU14R96
Well this is a fix as far as getting the transfer case out of 4wd low. The client just wanted to have the transfer case released the cheapest way possible so I removed the outer actuator cover and had to use a pry bar to move the shift rail which set the unit ...
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFD7AJ0D
Thanks for all the help once again. So this is how it went. I got the tools to do the injector seals. When i removed the manifold all 4 injectors stayed in the engine. Being pressed for time i decided to leave the injectors in the engine and change the o rings... Trouble codes: P2015.
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