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2006 Acura TL 3.2L Radio VIN: 19UUA65596
Got this car in from a local used car dealer. Radio works and then stops playing (no sound) but displays after a short drive. Also the back lights for the buttons on the climate controll also goes out at the same time with the radio. Check all the fuses and wi...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L compressor
Hi fellow techs,I have a 2000 deville in the shop a/c not working,checked refrigerant was .5# low recharged system and checked op did not turn on compressor,jumped relay and comp.turns on scanned for codes had 1 for rear blend door.have power and ground at com...
1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3GNEK18R6T
truck was at other shop started out as trans issue fluid very dirty and burnt smell to it as they were checking it out found that it would not down shift while trying to pass so turned into drive ability issue. would fall flat under hard acceleration. max rpm ...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS 6.6L amp guage VIN: 1GCHK33D87
This guy bought this truck brand new. He is one of this guys that watches his guages like a hawk. When the truck was new, has soon as the truck would start, the amp guage would immediately go to 14v. and stay there. Last month he noticed that when the truck wo...
2000 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1B7KF236XY
This vehicle originally arrived for a MIL on. Checked and found listed codes. Customer reports vehicle was at dealer a few days prior and had lift pump and CKP sensor replaced. I replaced speed sensor, cleared codes, and no codes reset. While on a drive test, ... Trouble codes: P0336, P0720, P1689 (No comm between ECM and Inj. Pump), P0230
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Differential VIN: 3B7KF26Z72
I am attempting to install a new diff carrier, ring and pinion and bearing set into this dana 60 248 RBI W TRC LOC I have have purchased a RATECH PINION SETTING TOOL (WWW. RATECHMFG.COM) this claims to give you checking depth with the ues of dail caliper not ...
2007 Ford Fusion S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP07267
car came in mil on and a secondary air code, found a bad air pump relay and one of the relay terminals had had come unclipped in the fuse box. replaced the relay and disconnected the battery while I had the fuse box apart to reattach the wire to the relay. upo... Trouble codes: P0505, P2104, P2112
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L Evap Drain VIN: 1HGCD5635T
This 96 Accord has to come into my shop at least once a year to clean the evaporator case out because the drain gets restricted by very fine dust. It builds layer upon layer until the drain is totally blocked off. The water inside keeps increasing until it dra...
2008 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Safety VIN: 1HGFA16558
First thanks for any replies on this on. I sorta of inherited this one this old lady got ripped off . she thinks she got a good deal but wait til its done being fixed and see the deal she got. Anyway she went to get an emmision test and no check engine light ...
2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCG45C72
Vehicle came to shop with an intermitten misfire worst under load. We change ignition wires, spark plugs, swap injector #4 to #2 and coils and still misfire in cyl. #4 So we Did a valve job on cylinder head and still the same. I notice that when it runs good i... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
2006 Mercedes-Benz C280 4Matic 3.0L brake light switch VIN: WMEAJ0036J
This is a smart car .8 liter diesel.IATN does not give me the option to enter this make of vehicle.My problem is I am replacing the brake light switch and a new updated wiring harness.Mercedes is not giving me any info on how to wire the new harness.The new ha...
2003 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K43
This vehicle has been at two other shops and the local dealership trying to chase this problem. Now its my turn and the parts listed in the repair history were installed at the previous shop. I was told that they never had any DTC's I pulled two and the are ac... Trouble codes: P0650 (mil light control circuit voltage too high or too low), P1670 (ODM 4 Excessive current is detected)
1995 Subaru Impreza L 2.2L transmi VIN: JF1GF6354S
car had a trainy replaced could not move replaced Tcm and was running fine. A week later check engine light came on , reset light. A week later check engine light came back on, check code p0158 (shift solenoid B). any idea where it is and how easy it is to rep...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Cuts out, Stall
I need some help going crazy on this outback and I work on alot of outback The car will sometimes crank along time before starting then when it does start you have to hold the throttle wot to get it started sometimes it will start like nothing is wrong when pu...
1994 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and thank you for taking the time to read my help request.The car came from another shop not running,it has fuel pressure,spark and pulse to the injectors.The check engine light comes on as it should.The problem is that the sp... Trouble codes: 14
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L rotors VIN: 4T1BE32K72
Customer originaly came in complaining of brake squeeking and not stopping like it should.Checked and found caliber pins seized solid.I replaced the calibers with the brackets and the rotors and pads.Checked rear shoes and found them worn so i replaced them an...
1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Timing Belt VIN: WVWMA63B5X
Just replaced the timing belt on this 1.8 along with the hydraulic tensioner, tensioner pulley and roller. Alldata not very clear on the tensioning procedure. Used 8mm allen to turn tensioner pulley counterclockwise until I could pull the pin out of the hydrau...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L slipping when hot VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
hello techs shop owner brought me a bench job 01m trans. found the 1-3 and the 4th clutches were welded together and the 4th piston seal was completely melted off. rebuilt trans with new pistons, steels and transgo kit. gave it back to the shop. said it got t...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L no speedometer VIN: 3VWCA21C9Y
hello, Im not to familar with vw transmission/differental, need help on how to change the plastic speedo gear in the differental,(not the sensor), can it b done without special tool? Need to help on how to remove the taperd rooler bearing.

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L 1-2,2-3,3-4 Shift Sol. VIN: 2G1WF52EX4
Hi every body, this one is fixed at last, we removed the tranny, replaced epc solenoid,along with transgo kit, took it for a test drive, all shifting terms are now below 0.30 seconds, it is shifting very smooth. thank you so much to all of you who responded to...
2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) LX 2.7L no KOEO VIN: 2C3KA43R68
replace win module and new key fob and its fixed. Thanks for all the help on this one guys
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20P54
Thanks for all the replies. Most of you were correct about the sticking vgt vanes and unison ring being forzen up. We removed the turbo, took it apart, and found those vanes and that ring, build up with carbon and rust! Also the shaft had some slight play! We ... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Charger Underboost).
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start, Fuel pump constantly VIN: 5LMEU27R42
replace pcm and reprogram & reprogram keys . Thanks for all the help and thank you kal in NY.
2001 Mazda MPV DX 2.5L Emission VIN: JM3LW28G51
I thanks all who help, I tried all suggestions and nothing worked on this car 2 monitors: EGR and Cat will not set to ready, on datastream everything reads within normal parameters, I replaced ECT sensor as suggested and nothing changed, connectors clean, I am...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.4L Noisy valve train VIN: JT3RN37W4R
Sorry I cannot post a fix for this vehicle; the customer did not want to pay the difference between the warranty company coverage and our charge, so this vehicle went back to the shop that installed the motor. It's disappointing and I really wanted to solve t...
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