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2008 Audi S5 4.2L Clutch VIN: WAURV78T88
I am pricing out a clutch job for this 2008 S5 4.2L AWD Quattro. The dealer claims the engine and transmission have to be removed to get to the clutch on this vehicle. Has anyone done a clutch on this type of vehicle with out removing the engine? Is there ...
2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L radio VIN: WBANF33506
no radio no screen checked fuses all good cannot communicate with scanner replaced cid nothing cahanged checed all plugs in trunk no water no corr
2015 BMW 328i 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WBA3B5G54F
later model BMW call for 0w30 LL01FE-(which my oil supplier says he can not sell me because of some proprietary BS).-which as I understand can be used in many previous models that called for 5w30-I have found castrol edge euro formula meets spec BMWLL01-bu...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, Fuel knock VIN: 1GBHK24171
So i had purchased this truck from the shop owner, it was our service truck. I was told that it was bought off a customer who was fed up with the repair costs. The owner said it had a few injectors out so he replaced all 8 with oe bosch injectors and a new...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Front Windows both sides VIN: 1GNDT13S72
Thanx in advance, this trailblazer came in for overnight dead battery, found 1.2 amp draw. Traced to cluster, guage s also were inoperative except tach and odometer message center work. My problem is that I had comm. With all modules when it came in. Now I...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L water in oil VIN: 1GCHK231X2
I have water getting into the oil on this Duramax. We do work on a lot of diesels (mostly Fords) but I have never ran across this on a Duramax. The customer first noticed his coolant light on. He topped it off and looked for leaks and didn’t see any. He...
2008 Chevrolet Colorado WT 3.7L Tpms VIN: 1GCDT14E88
This is my father in laws ride. I had new tires installed and with all new Schrader brand sensors. The low tire indicator has been on for years, because it had mismatched sensors I had them replaced with ones the tire store recommended. Low tire light stil...
2009 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.9L fuel guage incorrect VIN: 1GCCS19939
truck came in with low power. Hooked up computer and determined fuel pump was bad. Replaced fuel pump. Truck ran good but customer brought truck back and said fuel gauge was incorrect. Hooked up computer and operated gauge and gauge would go from empty to ...
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GB3CYCG5G
Its setting a P0357 code intermittently. Misfire history shows cylinder #7 misfiring when the code is set. when the vehicle comes in the shop the code is a history code and running fine. We replaced the coil for cylinder #7 and all the plugs and wires last... Trouble codes: P0357
2011 Dodge Charger SE 5.7L Inside Smell VIN: 2B3CL1CT1B
Every Once in a while. The Individual will notice a Gas Smell inside the vehicle, I personally have smelled the gassy smell inside the vehicle, We have replaced all the parts Listed Below and still Something is making it smell like Gas inside the car. We h...
2005 GMC Savana 2500 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GTGG25U05
Hi folks, we just put in a complete rebuild engine for this van 6.0L. The van overheated, tow to us, barely start and run at a time drop off. We replaced engine, put all new sensor: coolant, camshaft, crankshaft position. Van starts and run fine at idle, b... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiples misfire)
2004 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Stall VIN: 2HGES16504
Car came in running but no comm . When you first start the car it surges for about 30 seconds and the it stops surging and I lose the instrument cluster and it will idle no problems but it seems to go into limp mode at this time . First of all customer gav...
2010 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDU4AD5A
Tested alternator output and voltage was between 13.6 & 14.8 depending upon how much electrical load you put on the system. Do the alternators on these vehicles have intermittent issues?? It seems like all of these code indicate a charging system problem t... Trouble codes: P0625 (Generator Field Circuit F Low), P0700 (Transmission control circuit malfunction), P0707 (Transmission range sensor circuit low input), B1102 (Battery Voltage low), C1102 (Battery voltage low)
2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.2L Parking Brake VIN: 1C4PJMDS5G
This car came to me after body shop. Light front collision (I have been told). I have check engine light on with DTC C10D0 parking brake failure. Parking brake is working fine. Also DTC U0001 CAN C Bus in parking brake module.
2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L traction control VIN: JTJHF10U82
Hey guys got this lexus rx300 on parkway traction light will intermittingly pop on and chime found left rear axle abs sensor ring broken on axle sensor for abs was also broken replaced sensor also problem still there no codes for abs we reset the yaw senso...
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L ride height VIN: 4JGBF7BE8C
Vehicle came in with a left rear air bag blown out. Replaced both rear air bags. Raised vehicle all the way with interior button but now vehicle will not lower. Installed new valve block from Arnott and still the same problem. When trying to manually lower...
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WMWMF33598
So this car has been to everyone else and now its in my bay. The Story goes, car was bought as project. The chain hopped, head was pulled and rebuilt, new chain set installed. Started throwing random vanos faults. So loaded up the parts cannon and threw ev... Trouble codes: 287D
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL3APXD
ok hey guys, need some nissan help.. car came in with a stall condition, found it had a bad missfire on cyl 3&4, i started off with the basics, swap coils and plugs but miss did not follow, i did find that when the engine warmed up the miss got much better... Trouble codes: P0300, P0744
2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0L crank/cams VIN: 1C6RR7GM9E
the original engine is this truck caught fire from a mouse nest. we supplied a low mileage used engine complete. the first replacement threw a rod within about 10 miles. we supplied a 2nd complete engine to replace it. that one knocked and quit 300 miles f...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX85C86
Any help or suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance! We took this Tribeca in on trade and found it had a warped driver’s side cylinder head. Pulled the engine and removed both heads. The right head was perfectly flat an... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft Position Timing Over Advanced or System Performance Bank 1), P0021 (Camshaft Position Timing over Advanced or Sys. Perf Bank 2), P0026 (Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance Bank 1), P0028 (Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit Range/Performance Bank 2)
2009 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L Transfer Case VIN: 5TEPX42N59
During inspection of the vehicle it was confirmed that the vehicle will not disengage 4WD. The vehicle has been in reverse and forward multiple times attempting to disengage it. The ADD Removed From the Front differential caused the vehicle to disengage, w...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Abs VIN: WBABS53451
Sorry, the customer has not taken the vehicle back for diagnostic. I have to close this down. Thank you for all your help and information.
2013 Dodge Durango Crew 3.6L No Start VIN: 1C4RDJDG2D
Purchasing and programming a dealer key fixed the problem. Next time I'll be sure to ask where the keys came from before I proceed. As always thanks to all who too time to reply. Special thanks to Charles, Timothy, Caleb, and Mickey for mentioning their probl...
2015 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.7L Message VIN: 1FD0X5HT5F
I will close this help request now. The information I received the computer will need to be reprogramed so it will go to the dealership to get repaired. Found they have a extended warranty on the DEF heater.
2011 Mazda CX-7 SV 2.5L Hard start VIN: JM3ER2AM3B
After numerous discussions with Identifix, I tried an ECM. Same result. The starter was starting to click after trying to start so many times. I replaced the starter for the clicking problem and the issue went away. The weird thing is that the engine never cra...
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 4S4WX85C86
I thank John [...] for taking some of their valuable time and helping me on this one. Turns out that after re-flashing the ECM, I had the exact same problem of not being able to program the keys to the car. I did a lot of research and t... Trouble codes: P1571 (Reference Code Incompatibility).
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