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2007 Audi RS4 4.2L Misfire VIN: WUARU78E27
Dead misfire on all cylinders on bank one(passenger side). when current ramping affected cylinders cannot get any signal but get good signal from bank 2.This audi has 2 pcm's and pcm#1 controls bank 2 injectors and pcm#2 controls bank 1 injectors. fuel pre...
2011 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAPL5C59B
This bmw will start run perfectly with alternate fuel source, there is good pressure at the fuel rail, ran for 15 minutes feeding fuel through the intake. no codes, can not find anything wrong. will not hit a lick without supplying fuel, again no codes, wh...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L Braking VIN: 3B7HF12Y3W
First THANK YOU for taking time to look this over. Vehicle came in with vacuum "Whoosh" in Booster and sticking brake pedal. The Boss replaced the Booster and Master Cylinder. I removed the Pedals Hangar Shaft and cleaned up both shaft and pedals. Put ever...
2015 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L Cylinder head VIN: 5XYKT4A6XF
We are about to tear in to the engine of this 15 Sorento. Customer has owned it one year and put 5,000 miles on it. She was told the engine was replaced due to recall 1,000 miles ago. Now it's got a cylinder head issue. No real extensive testing needed ...
2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G3NL52E54
Car starts good.After a short period engine warms up and cyl. 5 starts to misfire.The miss happens for less than a minute then the miss goes away and engine runs smooth but then it repeats the missfire.This goes on a s long as it's idling.Another shop repl... Trouble codes: P0305
1997 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Starter Nose Breaking VIN: 1G2JB124XV
Customer called in with complaint of grinding when cranking. Vehicle got towed in. Found starter nose cone broken. Looked at flexplate and it has wear but nothing we thought abnormal so we replaced starter with aftermarket reman. Sent vehicle down the road...
2010 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2SH6CC7A
Is there a way to keep cruise control working when the the MIL is on? Vehicle has catalyst efficiency code, when code sets MIL and traction control lights come on and cruise light flashes, and cruise is inoperative. Owner is not ready to replace catalyst b...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2012 Acura TL 3.5L Battery Sensor VIN: 19UUA8F53C
Battery sensor fixed it. Thanks to those who responded. I don't like to throw parts at a car but when the manufacturer doesn't provided info, or is located somewhere else, it is sometimes what you have to do.
2013 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 2.0L Leak under intake VIN: WA1LFAFP2D
This vehicle got fixed. I suggested he contact an Audi dealer for possible warranty coverage. It was covered! The customer was happy and I didn't have to get involved with a repair I was not familiar with.Thanks to all those who responded! I do feel that I am ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16Y37
Found wiring harness for the ftp sensor 5volt ref was grounding out on front driveshaft caused by bad motor mounts Trouble codes: P0341.
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L Alternator
This vehicle is fixed. Timothy [...] was right. It was the faulty aftermarket alternators. After 2 Advanced rebuilds failed, we took the alternator off of a '08 Avenger that was sitting on the lot that had a blown motor. Installed the used unit and no more ...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L shifts VIN: 1ZVFT80N16
Initially the client had no reverse almost at all. After the shifter installation, Transmission Range sensor, and the used transmission - the vehicle now shifts into all gears; however, there is play when shifting into the reverse gear. When shifted from par...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L suspension VIN: 2HGES16132
Hello all, Thank you for all the responses. As suggested, we loosened all the mounts and axle nuts and re-tightened. The noise is gone. I'm thinking the engine needed to be re-centered. Thanks again Adil
2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Monitors not running VIN: SAJEA53C42
The wheel speed sensor circuit code was for a bad wheel speed senor, the abs tone ring was also gone (missing). I replaced the axle, abs senor and wheel bearing (had to beat it up to get it off) and the brakes were all better. I drove it a short distance and a... Trouble codes: C1175, P1582, C1707.
1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L Wanders VIN: 1J4GS5870M
Fixed and several of you nailed it. The rear track bar upper bolt was finger loose! I had tightened all the front steering, but not the rear. Customer was very happy with it. Guess we won a new customer thanks to all of you. Lots of good ideas in your repl...
1978 Toyota Pickup 2.2L timing chain
Sorry for the late reply, I totally forgot about this post... The chain adjust was no help, (told customer time chain was due) kept running like crap if at all, and VERY hard start. I went back to the ignition system. The spark pattern was spaced correctly ...
2007 Volkswagen Touareg 3.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, high pressure fuel VIN: WVGZE77L27
Good morning, finally wrapped up this VW, I was confident that I had tested it properly & that the ECM was faulty but being unfamiliar with these systems & not having the most effective scanner for Euros I was looking for a little input, also I had spent enoug... Trouble codes: P2296 (Fuel Pressure Regulator 2 Control Circuit High).
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