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2000 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Takeoff from stop VIN: 2G1WL52J0Y
I think I just walked into a job that I shouldn't have.. Just the standard issue 2000 Chev Lumina with the 3100 and 4T65E transmission. Replaced the transmission due to multiple error codes and such and transmission component slippage--probably worn valve bod...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L Pto Shift VIN: 1GBJK34607
Thanks techs!unit will not engage pto,had done the gm relearn/idle up([...])18step,and reflash, then did learn the idle up,, then lost pto engagement,contacted gm tech service(it's a gmupfitter unit.aftermarket but still gm ) and gmupfitters did'n...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Starting VIN: 2B3KK53H98
Vehicule came for a transponder key programming (customer lost his key). I connect the starMobile and do the job without problem, car starts at first time. The engine run about 30 seconds, I stopped it and it didn'nt start after that. No crank at all! Weird si...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP5754T
Hey guys. We have a ford tarus which has a blown head gasket. Have had problems in the past with a broken impellor on the water pump. But it has giving up the ghost. We are unable to buy a full head gasket set in New Zealand. They only can supply one ex states...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L charging VIN: 1FTWW31P35
there is no output from circuit b to the batteries only bat. voltage there.all test by mitchell pass except for at circuit 1 i have 9.87 volts not battey voltage with truck running. is this enough of a voltage drop to cauce the alternator not excite and if so ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L a/c compressor VIN: WDBEA32E95
start car a/c works fine. let it run compressor shuts off.sometimes will work fine all day. other times could act up all day. each time it quits if you shut car off and restart compressor will come back on and work fine. does anyone know how to get codes out o...
2000 Nissan Sentra SE 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3N1BB51AXY
car has no power on acceleration. u feed it spray when its booging down n the rpm instantly picks up. ne ideas thank u Trouble codes: 171 (lean)
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L temp control VIN: 1GHDT13W3W
when you try to turn on ac it sometimes works for 10 seconds or so than goes to heat.. pump cycles but only heat comes out..blend doors are working,,it does have auto something else pluged with nicoteeneeehe has 3 ash trays in this thing..THAT ARE ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start
First, thank you for taking the time to read this question. I'm working on this vehicle at home for a friend. The plan was to replace the water pump and timing belt (water pump leaking). After the job was done, I reconnected the battery and attempted to start ...
2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ85255
CEL light came on a few days after service (oil change, air filter, front brakes w/ new rotors and suspension alignment.) 60K service inspection. Not alot of replacement of components at this service. Again, code came up a few days after service. No drivabilit... Trouble codes: ECMP1

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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L gauge VIN: 1FTYR10D12
From the customer's perspective,it's fixed.He's been driving it for three weeks,and the gauge stays in the middle.I know that on a good hot day,if it's idled long enough,and then accelerated hard,it may happen again.He is a regular,so I'll be keeping a close...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Dash displays/ SRS VIN: WVWMA63B8X
Thank you, appreciate 4 replies received, all with great points; John [...]'s post hit the mark suggesting micro-switch input to CCM (amongst other things to check). The drivers door micro-switch rubber cover boot was torn from wear & use allowing grease/cru...
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