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2012 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Air suspension VIN: WAUCVAFD9C
Vehicle came to us needing some upper control arms replaced, repairs were completed and the vehicle was aligned shortly after and completed. It was also here to have the air suspension recalibrated and the steering/ active steering recalibrated. We were ab...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WBANB53596
BMW Tech, please help on this bad boy here. Car tow in, customer concern oil light on & car loss power. Found oil leak in between oil filter cover & oil filter housing. Try replace 2 different oil filter seals, still leak badly. Order a oil filter cover fr...
2014 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LT 2.4L Misfire VIN: 3GNAL3EK7E
THIS is driving us nuts installed a jasper motor with install kit new solnoids ran great for a week or so customer complained of ruff running at a stop after vehical ran for a 1/2 hr. had back in high psi fuel pump out of specs replaced the pump and tube t...
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Battery light on. VIN: KNDJE72367
This is a strange one. Symptoms are intermittent but often. Charge light on, yet charging system voltage is good @ 14.4 volts. Sometimes the charge light is out and engine runs normally. Sometimes charge light is on and engine runs normally. Other times en... Trouble codes: P0420, P0303, P0305, P0300, P0301, P0302
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L gearshift VIN: WDC1631542
Customer complaint is EPS,BAS and ABS lights stay on when first starting the vehicle in the morning and transmission is stuck in 2nd gear.(limp mode?) Several attempts at starting, the lights go off on startup and gears are normal and the lights behave for...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L security code VIN: 3VWCK21C32
Had to replace the radio, now it is in security lock. Called one dealer and he said I have to bring the car in. Anyone now a way to get the code?

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2011 Dodge Nitro Shock 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1D4PU7GX6B
with the intake off i did check cranking compression in cylinder, it looked pretty close bank to bank but i couldnt really see any intake pull, i assume because the intake was removed. i flow tested the injectors, and swapped them side to side. just since i wa... Trouble codes: P0300.
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTRF17292
Thanks for all who attempted to help. Problem was so intermittent it was hard to nail down. It might spend 2 hours not starting during which time you are trying to scope sensors and monitor scanner data. Then would start and run perfectly without changing anyt... Trouble codes: P0171 (Rich mixture), P0174 (Rich mixture).
2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start VIN: 1FAHP60A02
I ended up cutting the fuel line that I could not release. Since this pump assy. is down in a hole 4 or 5 inches deep I thought if I got it out on the bench maybe I could see how to release the "quick connect" (not quick disconnect) fitting. This fitting is no... Trouble codes: P1237.
2013 Ford Escape SEL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMCU9H97D
No aftermarket or dirty air filter. Fuel trims and other pertinent fuel data within specs and no codes. Vehicle runs fine. Good power WOT and runs fine under all other throttle conditions. I'm going with what Timothy and Gerry said. A lot of fuel dumped under ...
2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L Misfire VIN: WD3PF3CC2G
Closing this request, I was unable to get the correct compression adapter for this engine in a timely manner. So i reached out to some diesel shops in the area and they didnt have much to offer for advice that i had not already except replace the fuel filter i... Trouble codes: P10E4, P10E6, P10E8.
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JA4AP3AU2C
thank you for all the replies. i started all the way over on the diag tree and went step by step making sure not to miss anything. (not a very informative tree mind you) and i got to where it mentioned to make sure my PCV valve was working correctly i couldn't...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on, P0491, p0492 VIN: WWWTH63B52
Gentlemen, I want to thank all of you with the insightful diagnostic thoughts that help in this fix of the 2002 VW Passat GLX-4-Motion. The fix procedure goes as follows:1. To address secondary air issue; the smog pump was replaced due to high resistance. I al... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection-Bank1), P0492 (Secondary Aire Injection-Bank 2).
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