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1990 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY338XL
One for you old Corvette Club Boyz. Got this '90 Vette that got called in on for no start, no spark, no fuel. I had no communication with pcm. I have a Tech 1 so I know scanner should work. Jumping DLC connector I get a code 12- No RPM reference pulse. Ind... Trouble codes: 12 (No RPM Reference Pulse)
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Headlight VIN: 1FMEU15NXR
One of my guys has an issue that has us all scratching our heads. 94 Bronco. Dash lights were intermittent. With the headlight switch pulled to second position (H/L on) he could adjust the dash lights dimmer on the HL switch or just jiggle the switch by ta...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNS24L01
Vehicle came in for engine replacement. New Jasper Remanufactured engine installed. Replace DPFE sensor--(broken) spark plugs & coil boots , thermostat , cylinder head temperature sensor--(broken). Engine starts up & ran fine. Idle quality is the issue. Fe...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTFW1EV1A
This truck has a very slight shudder as you begin to roll. Hot or cold no difference. Customer tells me he noticed it a couple of times in the last 8 months. Then he hooked trailer up and traveled about 250 miles round trip to buy quad and bring it home. N...
2010 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L electrical VIN: 1GKLRMED7A
Reassembled front end, did the best we could with harness, fuse box was removed and now bad in place. Have power to all engine components, inside at ign switch and power to all modules. when key on check engine light flickers,( 12 volts) and no communicati...
2013 Kia Rio LX 1.6L starter VIN: KNADM4A37D
With fully charged battery could hear the "click" from the starter and a jumper box attached. Grounds also checked to be good. Replaced the starter with same symptom. Further checking found that the starter drive is jammed and the engine would not turn eit...
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L Abc Suspension VIN: WDBSK76F06
Vehicle came in with ABC light on in the dash. Checked for code for pressure to low in ABC. checked fluid level and I was empty. We slowly filled up suspension fluid reservoir and pressure came up to normal. It was at 181 bar. I cycled suspension up and do...
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDPK4HAXC
I installed new cam phasers, timing chain and tensioner. car runs fine but still has that P0016 code that comes back on second drive cycle. looked at cam position PID's and they are both at 9deg and both activate properly. Swapped cam sensors and magnets, ... Trouble codes: P0016 (intake cam and crankshaft corrolation out of spec)
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L NOX sensors inactive VIN: WD3PE7CC7D
Truck came in with 10 starts remaining, check engine and DEF MILs illuminated. Codes in CDI Module: Current DTC P18BC00 Emission limit for NOX concentration has been exceeded (Adblue quality is too low) There is a signal above the permissible limit value. ...
2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 2.1L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDZPE7DC2E
Hello everyone, I have this Sprinter van 2500 with diesel 4 cylinder turbo that has check engine light on and lack power. We replaced the water pump and the switch over valve listed part #. We smoked test the entire vacuum system no leaks. Other forums rec... Trouble codes: P0299, P0299, P245B, P261F
2006 Subaru Baja Sport 2.5L carrier bearing play VIN: 4S4BT62C56
I have not done any front differential work on these subaru awd vehicles to date. Regular long time customer dropped off because she noticed her cv boot busted badly on the right side. No whine, no noise nor leakage at the front differential seals. Did not...
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L engine VIN: 4S4BRBCC9D
Hi everyone! I need to know how to diagnose this noise on cold start-up. It is a rattle behind the timing chain cover that lasts 1-2 seconds, then completely goes away. I suspect either the chain tensioners have relaxed. Or the variable timing intake camsh...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L ABS Module VIN: WBAVB77538
Thanks to all who replied. Vehicle was picked up by customer with ABS issues still present. Driveability problem was fixed as I stated in my request. It was not my idea to go this route and if I had been asked about this, I would have asked the smart people on...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L heater VIN: 2CNDL63F56
wow a lot of replays! every one could it be a possibility, but in this case it was partly clogged up heater core, Dave [...] advise to tilt the c...
2010 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GNBACDV9A
pcm ground wire to transmission bellhousing was intact and low resistance, but when I power tested the ground wire it failed. I found 1 strand of wire under insulation. Repaired the wire and restested with the Hook and all was happy, car starts and runs fine. ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L belt tensioner VIN: 1FTEF15N5S
So the winner is: Crankshaft excessive end play, Bummer because motor runs great. Thanks for all your help, just waiting for customer to decide if he wants to overhaul the engine. Thanks for all replies especially those that said look at balancer. Bill [...] ...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTFX1EV6A
Gentlemen, I am thankful for all the info I received for this problem including gentleman who gave me award for least info provided for a repair which was well deserved as I have since posted more info but at the time that is all I had which is not my habit to...
2014 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Radio VIN: 1FTFX1CF6E
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Cranks, not starting VIN: 1GTEK19B45
Thanks for the quick responses. After all of our hair pulling, we went back to basics. We verified spark on one plug from each bank was good during no start. It was. then we used a simple little vibration/flashing light tool to watch a few of the injectors. In...
2016 GMC Acadia SL 3.6L No Start, No Start VIN: 1GKKVRKD4G
I almost forgot to close this one out.Come to find out the problem was in the fusebox.Put a used box in and it fixed the problem.Thank you all for the posts. KEITH [...] Trouble codes: B1380.
2016 Jeep Renegade Sport 2.4L 911 buttons VIN: ZACCJBDT7G
Some replies mentioned reprogramming and or a TSB. Owner already just had it at the dealer for a non functioning compass and they did a reprogram. James and Charles mentioned about water intrusion around the antenna. Could not drop the headliner easily, so I s...
2007 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L battery light ON VIN: YV4CY98217
sorry for the long wait. we recommended a OE alternator to customer. But since the had work done by another shop 6 months ago and still under warranty but it too far for my customer to go back to that shop. They requested the car to the dealer for a final di...
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