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2014 BMW 328i xDrive 2.0L Cylinder Head DESIGN VIN: WBA3B5C52E
For the BMW people: Customer came in with a high mileage 328i N20. They have meticulously maintained the vehicle and originally came in for a NON-RELATED ISSUE (driveline). We are taking care of that issue but suggested a GDI Walnut blast based on high ...
2012 Buick Regal 2.4L ride control VIN: 2G4GR5EK9C
when making a hard turn to the right, steering has no assist from the power steering control module. Replaced the electronic rack and pinion now the new rack will not reprogram and relearn. Codes u101e, c056e, and u0415. I have attempted several times, and...
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Negative Fuel Trims VIN: 2G1WF52E33
This vehicle came in with a check engine light and P0171 lean code set. I found two leaking vacuum lines which I repaired. I then monitored the fuel trims to make sure everything looked good and fuel trims started going negative. I discovered that if I dis...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Battery draw VIN: 2GCEK13T94
Help GM Gurus!! This truck was brought to us after the customer failed to correct a battery draw with new AC/Delco alternator and battery. We checked the basics, could not duplicate. no faults in any modules- probably due to condition. later, while lot att...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Gauges VIN: 3B7KC23652
This vehicle will have the gauges drop out and the odometer shows no bus only after five seconds while the engine is running. When the problem occurs, the truck will stay running. When the field connector on the alternator is unplugged, the problem goes aw...
2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L lock cylinder VIN: 1HGCM66545
Initial complaint was that the car would not shut off when key turned off and removed . I could not duplicate problem but informed customer that it was probably the ignition switch . Customer declined work and drove car for a couple weeks . Issue came back...
2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Drivers power window VIN: 5NPET46C97
Greeting out there. I have one that i am suffering from incomplete service info. on. Car came in with drivers window that would not roll down. MOD has wiring diagram for system but no other info. The other 3 windows just toggle your power and ground like m...
2016 Kia Rio LX 1.6L Oil Consumption VIN: KNADN5A32G
Thanks in advance for your time!! This Rio was purchased used with about 40,000 miles. girl drives for pizza delivery. Father changes oil with synthetic every 5 k. Around 60k, it started needing a quart about every 500- 700 miles. Father brought it to us. ...
2006 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Harsh Shift
Short and sweet. Got this 06 Frontier at a trans shop. Shop owner a lifelong trans rebuilder and a good one. This Frontier has harsh shift in all gears with U1000 and U1001 in all modules. TCM has code P0725 not receiving RPM signal from PCM. TCM also has ...
2016 Subaru WRX 2.0L monitors incomplete VIN: JF1VA1B68G
Took this 16 WRX with a highly modified motor (receipts for nearly $30,000 in engine work from a highly rated Subaru tuner.) in trade a few months ago. Getting ready to sell and checked the emissions monitors and found two incomplete. Fuel system and Evapo...

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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L cam chain VIN: WAUDF78E88
First, thank you all for your time, all good replies. I did check oil pressure, was 17 psi hot idle, 60+ hot at 2500 rpm. Changed the oil using euro 5w-40 and it went up to 21 at idle and 70+ at 2500 rpm. But still had no change in noise. Removed the chain ten...
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Charging VIN: 1FM5K8D80D
I will never buy a Napa alternator again 4 alternators later finally went to the dealer and bought one ohmed the regulator out and totally different numbers thanks to all . Uckenn ridiculous . I forgot to record the meter numbers and the diffence between the...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L No Start VIN: 1FTFW1ET5D
Checked duty cycle at fpdm out of pcm and found correct duty cycle. Replaced fpdm and issue is now corrected. Vehicle turns on. Proper fuel pressure and vehicle has been shipped. Fuse 27 was not burnt so tab did not apply. No corrosion at the fpdm connector. Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel pressure low).
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.0L no Start VIN: 1C4RJFBM8E
I'm Closing do to no real update sending to dealer for 2 recalls if still bad will sell truck customer has abandoned it no call or answer in over 2 weeks. Sorry can't give more info. Trouble codes: P241D.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Soft Top Roof VIN: WDBLK65G93
I have fixed this roof . Thank you to everyone but especially Gene [...] of Specialized Auto Santa Cruz , California . He was right on the money with the screw not being fully seated and for pointing me to Tophydraulics.com ,. They truly are a amazing company ...
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic 3.5L Long crank time
Thanks to all the help I will be swapping the actuators to see if anything changes but comparing the good bank vs the bad bank showed that the exhaust cam was off and was not lining up like the good bank I will swap the actuators but if that doesn't work the c... Trouble codes: P0198.
2008 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE46K28
I'm closing this because I've run out of time on the post. Camry belongs to a used car lot and they sold it as is. I talked to lot owner and he's going to try to have the customer bring it back so I can resolve the problem.
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