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1987 Alfa Romeo Milano Gold 2.5L No Start VIN: ZARDA1163H
Tested for spark (good) the car would run if you spray starting fluid into the intake. Tested fuel pressure 36psi. tested power to injectors (good) found no ground trigger to the injectors. Car would start off the cold start injector but no stay running. I...
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI 2.0L abs module VIN: ZASFAKAN9J
Hi guy's I have a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0l that one of our techs did the brake on. Now this has electronic parking brake and was not put in maintenance mode. He said the pistons turned in easy but now the dash is lit up with service brake, service stab...
2011 Audi TT Quattro S 2.0L Front strut; rear shocks VIN: TRUK1AFK2B
On going over a bump, the right front will sometimes slam HARD, as if the frame hit concrete. Other times it seems to act normally. I didn't see anything to explain this during a visual inspection. I am not familiar with this system, but I wonder if the el...
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L Vibration VIN: WBAVA37518
We have this bmw 328 that is driving us nuts. we have a vibration in this car at comes in approx 40 MPh to just above 60 mph, This car had two bent wheels *(sent out and repaired) and 4 new continental tires, All wheel and tire combination were road force ...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.3L Misfire VIN: 1C8GHB1R15
This car came into shop with cylinder #1 misfire. No ht output from coil. Replaced spark plugs ,wires and coil pack . we now have a misfire on cylinder #6 . no ht output. How is this possible ? what have I missed? thanks guys.
2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HG48N93
came in for mil on, codes p0135 ,p0141 both for o2 heater circuit, tested heater resistance at 75 degrees , 5 ohms on both, used a headlamp to test ground , lamp lit bright for several minutes , ok, activated heaters with scan tool [drb 3] , good at 12 vol... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L Low reverse solenoid VIN: 1D7HA16K98
Truck has no reverse and only one gear forward. Circuit T16 yellow /orange from IPM/fuse panel to trans control solenoids only energizes momentarily when key is turned on (like the ASD used to do) but does not stay energized when running, I have disconnect...
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4L Will not move at times VIN: 1C3CDFBH2D
Very intermittently the vehicle will not move. The shifter will move out of park and the vehicle feels like it is in Neutral. When this happens the shift indicator in the instrument cluster and on the shifter both show that it is still in Park no matter wh...
2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF57Y48
Truck starts and runs fine even idles fine. It is not until technician takes it for a drive around town for a fe minutes that it flashes the check engine light and immediately starts running bad under any load. Truck has great fuel rail pressure up until t... Trouble codes: P0191
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Dtc B1b71:15-08 VIN: 1FT8W3BT3B
The compressor operates sporadically or not at all. DTC B1B71:15-08 Evap Temp Sensor is current. Live data shows a temp sensor reading that fluctuates from -40* to +50*. Mostly stays below 32*. When it rises to 34*, the compressor engages briefly until the...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Ride height VIN: WDBSK75F43
Car was raising up at stop lights. And dropping down over night. I replaced all the teflon and orings on the front and rear valve blocks. I can rodeo the car just fine. But when its done it will sit with either the left or right side up. I can get the ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDGF81XX9
We have had a half dozen cars with this code P1208/0016 and replace all for cam magnets and code never came back This one did! we removed all 4 position sensors to verify timing and it was spot on. so we replaced bank 1 position sensors. after about 15 mil... Trouble codes: P1208 (MB 0016 cam correlation on bank one)
2013 Porsche Boxster 2.7L cruise control VIN: WP0CA2A88D
car came in with brake fluid warning light on dash and Fuel guage not working. We found wires chewed up to brake fluid resvoir sensor and 2 wires under the battery to fuel sender chewed up. We repaired wires and all lights are off the dash now except auto ...
2014 Ram 2500 Laramie Limited 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6UR5KL7E
hey guys have this dodge 2500 6.7 not going into regen the communication code is pointing towards the turbo was wondering if any knew a shortcut to diagnose this code any help would be great thanks Trouble codes: U010C
2003 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Australian Model Subaru Liberty - should equate to legacy Motor in is a Quad Cam EJ20X Turbo not 2.5 couldn't change to log request Engine running rough stalling sometime when going into gear - cel comes on when low idle and goes out when rpm increased... Trouble codes: P0270 (injector 4 Low voltage), P0267 (Injector 3 low voltage)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JT2BG12K2T
We had a very bad rain here in Quincy , The water got up and under the drivers seat. We went to start the car and the battery was dead, charged battery thats ok , But the problem lies with the theft computer that is under the drivers seat. It got hit with ...
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L control module VIN: WVWHV7AJ3D
To all VW techs. I've been a VW tech for 35 years opened a shop 4 years ago. We've got this GTI that sets codes 01325 Control module for tire pressure monitoring (J502) 004- No signal or communication, 01309 Power steering control module (J500) 004- NO sig...

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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LT 5.3L 1-2 shift,3-4 shift VIN: 1GCEC19Z87
due to the work load, we had to set this vehicle aside for a while. we got it back on a lift yesterday. most everybody was right, broke band. thanx for all the input.
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15N6M
Thanks for all your help. I found a chewed by pack rats fuel injector harness below the plenum. I'm assuming that the open circuit was affecting one of the quad drivers to shut down. Two quad drivers in the ECM, one for every 4 injectors. Once I replaced the ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start, Extended crank. VIN: JHMES16511
Replaced the crank sensor,and cleaned the connector terminals. I was able to get a good scope test on the sensor after cleaning some corrosion off of the connector terminals,test driving it and letting it hot soak for 10-15 minutes.It then had a constant no s... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP conatrol system leakage).
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J15
We replaced the mass air sensor with a new OE one and it starts and runs better cold but it still has the hot soak problem We put a can of the LM 2007 fuel cleaner in the tank its not as bad, they are going to take it and drive it so we will close this post. ... Trouble codes: 201C1.
2016 Porsche Cayenne S 3.6L radio VIN: WP1AB2A23G
Not sure why this didn't close but reboot of radio settings fixed the problem. Wrote down all his stations, reboot and all is good now. Thanks for the effort!
2012 Scion tC 2.5L A/C Compressor VIN: JTKJF5C75C
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