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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L A/C Pressure VIN: 3C8FY4BB91
Customer stated, a/c doesn't blow cold. No hvac system codes found. Checked blend air door operation (working properly). Replaced cabin air filter. Attached manifold gauges: low side (pegs out) high side (holds steady @ about 100 psi). R&r'd orifice tube h...
2006 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Steering VIN: 4M2CU561X6
Help!!! this is my wife's car and she's pissed, her power steering pump was leaking so I ordered a used one off ebay to save money and I installed it after work but the pump I bought didn't work and it was the end of the day so I raced to Autozone before t...

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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Overheats VIN: 5UXFB53585
(This BMW is like any other engine.) This is the answer I was looking for, we already did an airlift which we do on most import vehicles any way. We pulled the thermostat, no phisical damage or anything obviouse. The pump was right there so we inspected it and...
2015 Buick Encore 1.4L engine/radiator VIN: KL4CJASB0F
We wanted to pull the water pump, to inspect but the customer wanted the pump for free if it needed replacement. She was still pissed off about what she had paid for a catalytic converter. sorry this one left with out repair
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW31P15
I want to thank Kyle and Andy for clarifying why I'm hearing air around the fuel manifold. It makes since. I'll continue resealing the rest of the high pressure oil system. I know I can always depend of IATN to see me thru. Doug.
2017 Ford Escape SE 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9GD8H
Thanks to everybody fix and confirmed vacuum pump failure produced a code P0299 under boost pressure on the turbocharger / vacuum pump internal valve malfunctioning on the vacuum control wastegate solenoid port , crank case fumes and oil went into the turb... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbocharger/supercharger A under boost condition).
2017 Ford Expedition Platinum 3.5L gauges not lighted VIN: 1FMJU1JTXH
A couple of people thought it was the body control module. Did find 3 module on MS CAN bus and CAN bus with codes saying Body Control Module not communicating. The CAN, MS CAN,HS CAN buses all have 57 ohms, showing that the 120 ohm buss terminating resisters a...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1J8GA69188
so, after compression testing all cylinders(all even), decided to go ahead and replace plug since they were out. new plugs in, preparing to do running compression, warming up to operating temperature, misfire is gone. went back and inspected old plugs again, s... Trouble codes: P0305, P0420, P0430.
2008 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L no start VIN: 4T1BK36B98
I apologize for the severe lack of information in the help request, I had left on a 2 week vacation and another mechanic was looking for a silver bullet, wasn't familiar with iATN posting. The Avalon ran but barely, wouldn't rev or idle, slowly choked down to ...
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