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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93445
Vehicle came in idle surge and dies out check for codes found code 2796 Throttle Adaptation and code 2830 DME Selftest ,checksum, install new throttle body and new pedal sensor and reset adaptation customer picked the car 3 days later customer came back wi...
2009 Cadillac DTS 4.6L pan gasket VIN: 1G6KD57Y19
Having avoided oil pan gaskets and girdle oil leaks on the Northstar so far we took on an oil pan gasket leak on this one. The oil leak was clearly coming from the oil pan perimeter Once off we noted the 1/4 inch thick alum. baffle right on top of the oil ...
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L shift motor VIN: 1D8HB58D24
vehicle towed in, customer says no forward or reverse gears. found transfer case in neutral and dtc c1405. cleared dtc and vehicle shifted into gear. moved into my stall and started to look into the flow charts. while sitting in my bay the vehicle would st...
2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP40463
it came as a no start,fuel pump found bad and it was replaced. It started ok,it ran ok for a couple of weeks but it came back with the cel on and code p1237. I noticed that the rail pressure sensor was reading 85/92 psi all the time(I went.. Trouble codes: P1237
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L battery draw VIN: WDBWK56F55
hello iatn have a benz here with intermittent battery drain overnight, seems to happen more so colder weather outside but has went dead inside shop overnight. I'm looking for help on ways to find draw or if anyone has ran into this before. Caught draw once...
2013 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L engine smokes VIN: WDDNG8DBXD
this car has the following going on..you can drive car and it will be smoking not clouds but trailing smoke..you come to a stop and it is still smoking..if you sit there at idle you will notice a change in engine idle and the car will stop smoking and all ...
2009 Subaru Forester X Premium 2.5L Starting VIN: JF2SH63639
Towed in no start. Scanned No ECM codes, tech checked no spark had power and ground at coil. installed ran great for 1-2 miles coasted back to shop after it died. No Spark again. Ok bad coil replaced No change No start. Scanned all modules found U1301 l...
2006 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Rear wiper and Alarm VIN: JTEBT17R36
Customer complaint is alarm would go off intermittently and battery would drain overnight, he also said he pulled the left front seat belt out and it was wet and let it dry a few days. After he dropped it at the shop I noticed after pulling it in shop over...
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4.0L differential engagement VIN: JTEBU11F87
No 4wd and dash light is flashing all the time when key is on. The transfer case does shift and the front driveline does spin. Vehicle will not engage front diff or rear diff lock. The green 4x4 light flashes all the time when key is on. The red rear d...

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2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FMYU03106
Well got it fixed finally. Craig nailed on this one. Called up the previous shop and got a step by step as to what they did. He told me that it came in with leaking pressure hose which they replaced and it did not have PS after that. I ordered a OEM pressure h...
2012 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKKVRED4C
Hello Group, I am sorry it has been so long getting back to you all. Well, you all gave me some very good possibilities such as vvt valve timing possibly off, canister purge sticking open, fuel ethenol content, brake booster leakage, exessive carbon build-up o... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean), P0300 (Multiple random misfire), P0151 (O2 sensor circuit low voltage B2S1), P0157 (O2 sensor circuit low voltage B2S2), P0446 (EVAP vent control malfunction).
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hvac VIN: WDBGA32G8V
We have concluded the heater core is still plugged despite having been flushed at a radiator shop. One thing we learned we weren't aware of was the direction of flow in this system - the flow chart shows flow from the engine to the heater core then out from th...
2013 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Oil pressure VIN: JF2SHABC2D
Most reply's wanted to just throw a engine at it. ( im sure will fix it ) But i thought we were a professional group technicians that actually repaired problems. For the ones said i should have checked rods with plastic gauge when i had the pan off never work...
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