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2001 Acura MDX Touring 3.5L Dashboard VIN: 2HNYD18631
Acura Techs, Interior Trim Experts, Im having a nightmare. I bought a car out of PA nice truck really except for the coins you hear sliding around in the dash on hard turns. I removed the radio/central display and road tested and it seems as if the coins are i...
2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L tranny fluid
Need GM expert.What are the odds on tranny flush working on this(gm)vehicle with 67000 miles? Fluid starting to get black.The tranny shifts goods,customer just bought car with no warranty.My(gm)87 olds works fine with flush after same scenario.Did dirty,good s...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L EBCM and BPMV VIN: 1GNDT13W9W
This vehicle is leaking brake fluid out of the EBCM. I removed the EBCM and there was fluid in the EBCM and brake fluid poored out between the EBCM and BPMV. The question I have or what I understand researching the ABS system is that there is supposed to be NO...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall
Thanks for the help first, this is my first time asking. Correction, there are no check engine light DTC's stored, but there are several ABS codes (about 7) which has been determined to be a bad ABS module. ABS light on and being INOP is not a concern for repa...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L rear disc VIN: 1FAFP24165
friend has had rear brakes replaced twice in 60k miles. now needs rear brakes and rotors again. is there a problem here that is causing failure. Ford sent letter extending brake warranty to 36k - too late for this lady who had a Midas (ouch) brake job at 25k. ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L compressor? VIN: 1J8GW68J22
charged system with 27 oz 134 pressures are as stated recovered freon and removed expansion valve no blockage found blew air through evaporator core, condenser and receiver dryer no restrictions or blockages found please help thanks mark
1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBEA30D8K
Hello, And Thank you for taking the time to read this help request. Considering all that I had performed on this vehicle, I wanted to give the vehicle back to the owner without more extensive of a bill. The vacumn door locks have failed - While I have had t...
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L hvac VIN: WDBGA32G8H
Hi guys, I need some help from you EURO techs. I have a 97 S320 with an AC that won’t work. The only function that works is when you press the button for defrost. No other functions work, with all others the display shows the word OFF on both sides. I tried to...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.1L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G3WH14T1N
Hey tranny guys out there! I just put a transmission in this cutlass supreme a 1992 with a 3.1 and thm 125 trans with less miles than the other one which blew the case apart when the pin slid out,this one won't shift out of first untill 28-34mph [...] ...
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3HN52L1R
Scanned #s are as follows Pintle position is .73v,EGR desired: 0% at idle fluctuates upon acceleration and deceleration, EGR actual position also fluctuates at similar times. Voltages At the plug of the EGR are:Pink 13.45v B+ Grey/blk 5.79 reference Brn .65 Bl... Trouble codes: P1406 (EGR pintle position circuit)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi S4 Avant 4.2L Valve Timing VIN: WAUPL68E44
Thanks to those who took the time to reply. My local Audi dealer had little or no info that could be of help. I remove both VVT solenoids and bench test it for actuation with straight 12v. I check for any difference. Both reacted same. I know the right side wa...
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L lighting VIN: 2B4GP44R21
Thanks for the 6 replies. Three suggested a problem with the multifunction switch which is a common problem on these vehicles. Two suggested a possible problem with the BCM. The problem was exactly as Theodore [...] from Illinois diagnosed. A wire on the positive ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L exterior/instrument cluster lighting VIN: 1FTEF14N6S
Many of you talked of checking for aftermarket radio installation. Yes, I too have run into that problem many times. People grab a wire for a ground source only to find out later that it was a lighting wire. As it would turn out, my statement that all lights ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Daytime running lights VIN: 1FMZU72E0Y
Thanks iATN for your help. Rod from Kansas shed a lot of light on this subject. I was pretty sure it was the DRL module that was giving me grief, but with the goofy readings I was getting, I was hesitant to order a nonreturnable part. I put a new DRL modul...
1994 GMC C3500 Sierra SLE 6.5L no power VIN: 1GDJC34FOR
I have to send this truck to a diferent shop, unable to fix the problem. The injection timing check good. The injection puls never change it alwys sttate the same 1.7 ms. Thank you all for the time and the information
1996 GMC Yukon SLE 5.7L all shift ranges VIN: 1GKEK13R1T
Well I pulled the pan as was suggested. The tranny is junk, full of crud. It will be off to the trans shop on monday thanks for all the answers, Thanks alex [...] a good discription of what was happening it was difinitly plugging up the filter. Once again th...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L floor VIN: 1J4GZ78Y7V
After installing right front door seal, the majority of leaks quit. The seal had several places missing. 2nd problem was in the a.c. system. I drilled a hole in top part of the drain,from passenger floorboard side,ran a metal hanger thru the drain. Then took c...
2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRN40J53
Well it seems that most of the experts were right, seems that the compression in fact is low on number 2 only 85 psi. Could not get a bore scope so we were unable to look at the valves. Spoke with the owner who does not want to spend that kind of money to re... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire).
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Unknown VIN: 5GZCZ33D23
Hi group, thanks for all 9 replies, special thanks to Richard-Alabama and David-Iowa. the fix was case cover assembly. the Saturn was towed away for trade in. Thank you Roobi
1995 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.5L Noise VIN: JT3DJ81W9S
Hi to all. Fixed this one. Seems the noise is air pressure from the front doors causes a whistling noise thru the beltline moulding. The fix is to remove the beltline mouldings and fill them with foam. When you do this get new clips first as they break easy. T...
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