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2010 Audi Q5 Prestige 3.2L Engine VIN: WA1VKAFP1A
This vehicle has 115K miles on it! We believe the engine block rear cover plate is leaking and the camshaft cover plates are leaking. We believe the best way to do this job is to remove the complete drive train. We have never done this job and we'd like to...
1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7324V
Cannot Find Information On This Code. System Is DME MSS50 Could The 43 Ohms On Purge Solenoid Set This Code ?? Clears Comes Back 2nd Key Start. Trouble codes: 50/P1
2004 BMW 745Li 4.4L Cuts out VIN: WBAGN63484
We have an intermittent issue with this car under load the power band drops off like it's going into limp home. It will accelerate then you come to a stop and try to take off then you keep stepping down on the gas and it creeps along then the full power cu...
2010 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Ride control / 4x4 VIN: WBAPT7C56A
This is a question more to the ride height in the rear being slammed high. I also have no communication with any of the suspension modules via snap on Zeus. I have tested powers and grounds and found no faults. Is this the failsafe for BMW Ride height when...
2011 BMW 335i xDrive 3.0L belt VIN: WBAPL5C55B
vehicle came in for a belt squeak noise. replaced the tensioner and the belt. noise is still present. noticed that the tensioner we receive stuck out about 1/8 of an inch further than the original tensioner and the belt hung off the tensioner pulley a bit....
1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Brougham 7.7L rear brake hydraulics VIN: 6B69R30209
I mostly need info. I have this 73 fleetwood in the shop that came in on hook with engine wiring chewed through, repaired that problem and found out it had no brake pedal, lines from master to combo valve leaking so replaced and attempted to bleed, anyway ...
2013 Ford Escape SE 2.0L Rear Lateral Arms VIN: 1FMCU9G94D
More of a parts question.Here in the land 0fsnow and salt we are replacing many of these bushings.Only way to buy a bushing is all one piece,with the knuckle...only available at the dealer.This is a 500.00 part,here we remove the link off the new part and ...
2014 Ford Escape SE 2.0L Most Electrical VIN: 1FMCU9G94E
Hey all, thanks for any consideration in helping, and hope you are all safe and healthy as front line workers that we are in peoples petri dishes they call transportation. Showed up to work with the escape in the lot, completely dead, no power. Checked b...
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEW1C81H
This truck intermittently loses communication on the hs2 can network. This causes the vehicle to light up like a xmas tree. It never acts up long enough to determine if its a shorted module or harness issue. I have gone through the harness the best I can. ... Trouble codes: U0121, U0121, U0121
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 5NPEU46F96
Alright Hyundai techs I need some help on this 3.3L Sonata. I bought this car as a kid car for the home fleet. This car has what I would describe as a tip in hesitation a bit like an old carbureted car with a bad accelerator pump. It also sets a seemingly ... Trouble codes: P0012 (A camshaft position over retarded bank 1)
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 5.0L Selector VIN: SALGS2TF1F
Vehicle was towed in. Vechile starts and runs . Vehicle is in park and will not change position , it is the dial style selector(transmission control switch) Only trouble codes found were for secondary battery fault(gateway module) and gate way message erro...
2011 Saab 9-3 Turbo4 2.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: YS3FA4CY8B
This customer recently purchased this vehicle not knowing that they haven't sold these vehicle here for almost 10 years and he is now figuring out why they are called SAAB (sob). We have done several unrelated leak repairs on this vehicle but the problem t...
2016 Volkswagen Passat S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1VWAS7A39G
We had 30 codes when vehicle arrived, but none now. On startup, after an oil change and new crankcase breather (for very high crankcase vacuum), the car would not start and was diagnosed to an obvious jumped chain. Installed new chains, guides and tensione... Trouble codes: P0011, P0016, P0341, P146B, P0004, P0507
2017 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum 2.0L Message Center on Cluster VIN: YV4102KK8H
After starting car, a message comes up on the instrument cluster saying " 12V Battery charging fault. Stop safely. Checking the charging system of the car, both batteries show 13.8 volts at both low and high loads. Both batteries are original and are about...

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2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L starting VIN: 1G6KD57Y86
I just heard from the customer. He had it towed to the dealer. The dealer replaced the PCM. It seems that it was blown out by crossing the cables while boosting. The customer said the guy looked a little confused trying to find a good ground. FYI the post und...
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L high speed LAN VIN: 1G6DT57V39
Hello everyone! I had a chance yesterday to get back to this Cadillac. I checked pin 6,14 for 2.5v with the unlock relay out and it was good on both. I install the relay and it goes to battery voltage on pin 6 and 14. I looked at the wiring diagrams ...
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Rear hatch VIN: 1GNSKBE04D
Sorry it took so long to respond.Havnt been working much , we are very slow with all this stuff going on.I did find a broken wire in the loom to the back hatch.Repaired wire and all is good. Thank you for the responses. Keith
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L suspension VIN: 1C3EL56R06
Hello all, Thanks for the tips but I am still searching for the noise. I removed the sway bar and links and noise is still there. I also removed the struts and checked the top for mount for any cracks or wear. looks good all around. Got me stumped
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE24416
I'm considering this one fixed. The hard reset seems to have worked. Had my wife drive vehicle for a few days, with no CEL. Maybe 200 miles overall. Went through emissions on Monday. All good. Good stft's both banks and No PO430. Thanks to all who took the t... Trouble codes: P0174, P0430 (cat efficient).
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