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2005 Buick LaCrosse CXS 3.6L radio VIN: 2G4WE537X5
Runs battery dead overnight. Battery 1 j-case (under hood) fuse kills draw. Radio/amp (Inside feeds off bat1 fuse) fuse is guilty. Unplugging amp changes draw to 75ma. Problem seems to be that the radio is not powering off and is also keeping amp on. This is k...
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD56646
Greetings: Vehicle came into our used car lot with a check engine light on. P0420 in system. It also had a few air bag codes. Reseating a connector and clearing the codes made the air bag light go away. Usually I can monitor the rear O2 to see if it is mirr... Trouble codes: P0420
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMYU04142
Vehicle originally was brought for a cel light, cyl.#5 misfire, did tune up, swapped coil and boot to #6 placement just incase of coil failure easy to change. Cel light is off, slight hesitation, cleaned iac and throttle plate, idle still speratic for hesitati...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 1HGES16512
hey guys this little honda civic is my aunts car and she had a local shop near her home perform a t belt replacement.about a month after that the cel came on with 2 codes first is a p0335 and the second is a p1298..the p1298 has me puzzled...is it posible that...
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2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A86
ETC Engine Failsafe Mode message appears in message center engine feels like its misfiring removed all spark plugs checked gap 0.40"-0.44" on all plugs did a resistance test on all ignition coils all 8 coils have the same resistance engine was cold when resist... Trouble codes: P2107 (Throttle Actuator Control Module Processor), P2110 (Throttle Actuator Control System - Forced Limited RPM), P00, 196 (Engine Oil Temperature Sensor Circuit Range / Performance)
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2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 4T1TR4RE5G
Hi all. Customer came in with this truck a week ago. complains of an unusual noise. I test drove vehicle with the customer and it had a vibration below 40mph. found the vibration was a shudder in 4th gear during slight accel. with no codes. fluid has never bee...
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2001 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L Left Rear Tail Light VIN: WBACK73471
Hello All Thank you all for all the response, this one turned out to be a job as you know i didn't have power to the Left Rear Tail light as some of you mentioned i pulled the top off the fuse box on the engine compartment and found and checked connector X24...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L abs VIN: 1GNDT13S56
Short answer: Donít touch any module except the PCM with a pass thru proII. Long answer: I had to jump through hoops to get a compatible lap top and a MDI (OTC#3845). The ABS module #2 came back to life and programmed fine with the GM MDI. I failed to add the ...
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 6.7L Rear Main Seal VIN: 3D7K28A38G
Thanks for the replies. Some said it could be the seal for the cam in the fly wheel housing. I belied I could fix either problem by removing the transmission. Once I got it out there was oil trail from main seal, oil puddled on seal and it was not fully seated...
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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Mating transmision to engine VIN: 1FMEU15N9S
I got it fixed. Unfortunately this was one of those times where I should've just gone home and slept it off to think about it the next day. Too many work hours will do that to a person. Anyways, based on my problem description, I would've also suggested tha...
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2006 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1J8HG58276
Thanks for the replies every body. I did a combination. Cleaned it up and soaked it down with penetrating fluid. left it overnight. In the morning I gave it a couple of whacks with a rubber mallet and it came out real easy. The truck is up and running with no...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L ESP light on VIN: WDBRF52H86
Sorry, no fix on this one, customer is delaying repairs for while. Never got part number for the Steering Column Module (SCM). Benz parts said it was the clock spring, but several Benz techs said it was the part the clock spring connected to (these parts fou...
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2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5N1ED28T82
HEY GUYS ,BEAUTIFUL, MAF SENSOR WAS THE PROBLEM, INSTALL A NEW AND RUNNING GREAT, THANK YOU THANK YOU, IT HAD TO BE COMPONENT AFFECTING CO THIS IANT SO HELPFUL I HAVE LEARN A LOT AND CONTINUALLY LEARNING
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2005 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Door locks VIN: JN8AZ08WX5
As hard as it is to believe it was all five actuators that were faulty. I had very little previous history on this vehicle so that made it hard to get a timeline of the failure. Thanks so much to all those who informed me that these actuators were very prone t...
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