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2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Leak under intake VIN: WA1LFAFP2D
Seems to be a coolant leak under intake manifold. I can't actually tell where it's coming from and it is hard to see. Any tips on where to look and what might be a common leaking area? Thanks!
2010 Cadillac SRX 3.0L engine VIN: 3GYFNGEYXA
misfire under load during low throttle input up a slight hill maintaining speed of 40-60. we are trying to determine a misfire cause and get an idea of where else to look. initially the car had a rough idle. that issue was resolved by replacing stretched t...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L starter VIN: 2GCEK13T26
The starter engagement on the flexplate is extremely jumpy and bounces in and out making alot of noise. Removed transmission and that changed it a little. Have tried 4 different starters all new. Brand new GM flexplate. Shimming it a little makes it much w...
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6L steering VIN: 1FMCU9GX2E
Thank you in advance for your time. customers complaint was car randomly started pulling bad to the left at times. .We test drove the 2014 Ford Escape , drove fine , no pulls .After talking with customer , we found it only does it after being driven at lea...
2012 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start VIN: 2HGFB2F89C
Vehicle came in 2 weeks ago with complaint of intermittent hard start, but we were not able to replicate the complaint. Removed a spark plug and it had excessive gap. Replaced spark plugs with NGK Iridiums. Vehicle came back yesterday with same complaint...
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SM4HF4H
New client, called said cel just came on this morning while driving never had any other issues since owned last year or so. Vehicle running fine came in pulled codes had p0018 . Cleared as courtesy and said advise.(couldnt leave vehicle at that moment)... Trouble codes: P0018 (Ckp-cmp correlation bank 2 sensor a)
2011 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMG4C7XB
Hey guys, hope you guys can help us out with this one. We've had this Kia with us for a couple months and it is a long story. The vehicle first came in 9/27/19 for a check engine light diagnosis, with P0024 'B' Camshaft Position - Timing Over-Advanc... Trouble codes: P0018 (Crankshaft - Camshaft Correlation Bank 2 Sensor A Intake), P0019 (Crankshaft - Camshaft Correlation Bank 2 Sensor B Exhaust)
2009 Mercedes-Benz GL550 5.5L Heating System VIN: 4JGBF86E69
Hello Techs. I have the 2009 Mercedes GL550 with the complaint "heater inop." I let it run to warm up the engine then checked the heater. Bearly hot air came out from the vents. I used the scanner to check the temp. blend door operation. They seemed to wor...
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on, No module comm VIN: WMEEJ31X29
See related history. I've been scratching my head raw over trying to get this vehicle to run, but every step ahead left me 5 steps backward. The only issue I was having at first was the vehicle would not complete the necessary transmission relearns require...
1996 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Idle VIN: 1WVAE0708T
Vehicle belongs to my dad. We tuned vehicle and replaced timing belt. He took vehicle and drove about 3 hours south and vehicle began losing power and then quit running. He let vehicle sit for a little bit and it restarted ad ran fine for a couple of miles...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Reverse VIN: 3VWDP7AJ6C
The vehicle came in with no reverse as well as a check engine light and intermittent getting out of park. We have multiple scanners modis edge zeus f car and launch but for some reason it is not allowing me into the transmission data. Just locks me out. On...

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Air Bag Light VIN: 1D3HB18P09
Hey Everyone! I finally received the Clockspring yesterday and installed it to my truck. BAM! Airbag light is gone and so is the clicking that I would hear when turning the steering wheel. Thank you!
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L No Start VIN: 1C4RJFBM7E
Thank you to all that have responded with suggestions. Unfortunately this vehicle is not fixed yet, but I have to close this post. I have confirmed the reason for the no start is the fuel injectors not spraying fuel. Fuel pressure is 4600psi while cranking, al... Trouble codes: P2463 (Diesel Particulate Filter - Soot Accumulation - Pending Stored).
2012 Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3C6LD4AT9C
Thank you to all for the help on this one. The running compression test is what found the problem. I was not familiar with how that test worked, so I had to educate myself first. Running compression was about 220-270 on bank 2, where I checked it. Since I w... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Antenna cable VIN: JF1SG63625
I don't have a definite cause or fix for this issue, but I will supply all the info I have, so far. I don't think there was anything actually wrong with the antenna cable. Hopefully there's a lot of good information here to prevent people from automatically ...
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