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2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L door locks VIN: 1G4HR54K74
Customer says while driving down the road, the door locks will intermittently unlock on their own, she can hear motors unlock. Also says she can lock vehicle and come back to it and doors are unlocked. I found no TSB's. I looked at diagram, the front door modu...
2000 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEG15W1Y
Hi everyone have a intermitten problem.no codes.2000 chevy express 4.3 it dies it will start right back up. replaced crank sensor and coil.replace dist. cap and rotor about two months ago it had a lot of carbon on rotor checked it again has a lot of carbon on ...
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L engine lugs VIN: 1D7HU18276
Customer complains of engine lugging. Engine will lug at about 35kph. Customer thinks it is the torque converter locking up to early. Hooked pressure guage up to transmission converter pressure taps to verify. Pressures are normal. Watched scanner and no lock ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU18WXW
vehicle would not pass inspection,mil light present but not on(bulb not working)had 3 codes egr flow ins.[...] malf.bank 1 sensor 1 bank 2 sensor 1.replaced 1 sensor reset codes on sensors comes back on in less than a minute. Trouble codes: P0135, P0155
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP56S11
misfire on 4,car does not skip,no prolbem felt on the road.compression is a little low{18psi}.No other prolbems coil plugs and wires are fine.Are there any known valve or cam prolbems with these cars.{24v} Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4)
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no start VIN: 2FMZA516X4
Van quit going down the road. Customer replaced CKP, CMP, Coil pack at auto zone. Didn't work. I went out and plugged my computer in it and can communicate with all modules. No codes. I have b+ and ground at coil pack. I can read rpm during turn over. dash ill...
1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Starter unction VIN: SAJHX1246W
This car needed a new right side heater blower motor. The job was finished yesterday, but the starter will not crank when the key is in the crank position. The dash display lights up when the key is turned on, and all the accessories work, i.e. the radio, the ...
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L turn signals VIN: 1G3WS52K1W
Hope someoone has run into this b4 that can confirm my test results are correct. 98' olds intrigue came in with front t/s and cornering lamps inop. front t/s bulbs just light up solid(not flashing). Rear t/s and dash indicators are ok but flashing rapidly( I k...
2008 Volvo S60 T5 2.4L rear upper arm VIN: YV1RS59248
how does the arm come off. do the bussing have to be taking out?

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1995 Dodge Neon 2.0L all instruments VIN: 3P3ES47C9S
Several replies suggested to replace the instrument cluster with a NEW or USED munit and some said to resolder the pins on the circuit board(which I had heard of before) but the best reply was from DAVE from ST LOUIS who said go to GOOGLE and put in NEON Instr...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU75KX4
Thanks for all the help on this one. The majority of replies pertained to the codes not even being listed for the truck so what we're thinking is the PCM is damaged or the wrong one. We cleared the codes and so far they have not returned. If they do, we will l... Trouble codes: P1188 (TIP Sensor Performance), P1189 (TIP Sensor Low).
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS1444W
I got 8 replies on this vehicle, 4 of them addressed the fact that the ECM needs to be programmed or flashed, this was new to me, so I sent it out to be flashed, after that it didn't need the security relearn but the solus couldn't seem to do any better with t... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP relearn not done).
2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start VIN: 1HGCM56467
Well got a new pcm for the vehicle, had honda program it and started right up. I rerouted the ac drain away from pcm and all is well. Customer happy except for the fact his extended warranty didn't cover it.
1998 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ28S2W
thanks everyone for all the help, turned out tp be the crank sensor. seen many fail but not with no guages or comm. unplugged it and comm and gyages came back. i will remember that for the next time thanks again
1989 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L blower motor VIN: SALHV124XK
the customer with the range rover got to see all the replies posted and decided to take it home and maybe try it himself over a long weekend i havent heard anything back. i wished him luck and told him we would do it if he changed his mind. he is a regular wi...
2003 Lincoln LS LSE 3.0L harsh shift VIN: 1LNHM86S23
thanks guys, the customer bring the car to dealer,and no news about it until. i think that have a computer problem but 1400 dollards is very expensive! thanks for your help anyway. best regards richard
2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L Safety
First let me say thanks to all for your advice, as it turned out the used wheels went right on with no problems. The tpms never missed a heart beat, no warning light at all I guess that the sensor on the used wheels matched exactly. thanks again for your help.
2005 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E95
I am so so sorry for not closing this earlier. My fault that I forgot. It was an interesting situation and quite a coincidence. The problem was the battery was bad. It load tested good but took to long to recover after a load. I found out that the throttle con...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Steering VIN: 3VWDT71K06
Well guys... I have tried to keep this fix in house as far as I possibly could. The customer seems to have no interest in fixing this problem. My boss scheduled an appointment for the customer at vw, at least 3 weeks after we did the work; customer drove vehic...
2001 Volvo S60 2.4L flashing VIN: YV1RS58D81
volvo was able to get a log in correction and as most know they send you a dvd next day to allow flashing ,, thank you to all for the help
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