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2004 Acura RL Premium 3.5L ABS, VSC systems VIN: JH4KA96634
Looking for some input before proceeding further. Rear brake pads replacement and rear rotors machined due to normal wear, no other symptoms. Opened caliper bleeders during piston compressing. Pumped brake pedal upon completion, fluid level slightly low, toppe...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L egs VIN: WBAGH834X1
Before i order a EGS I was wanting to see if any Techs had any thoughts on this. If I have all power Inputs and no outputs I suspect the egs is bad. The only code I have is F4 EDS soliniod shorted high or Low. Harness ck at EGS shows 7.6 ohms at all eds solini...
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3EJ46X2Y
This car runs rough at idle only seems that it may idle better cold than hot but still not perfect. While driving runs excellent. No DTC's, has new champion plugs and new wires. 50 psi fuel pressure. 150 to 180psi cylinder compression. To me it seems like a va...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Air Bag Light VIN: 1GKEV237X8
Hi All, have this Acadia with the service air bag display and light on. Doing a scan shows code U0151. Communication with Restraints Control Module and Vehicle Communication Interface Module. This vehicle also had a problem with wanting to restart when turning...
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2007 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L tensioner VIN: KM8JM12B97
hi hyundai techs. going to do a t belt on this.looking at hms&autodata service info they don't show a pin in the tensioner but the new one comes with the pin in it. not a big deal just wondering why the service info dosent show it??and is the service info corr...
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2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 2T1BR12E31
Hello fellow techs. I have this vehicle(my girlfriends :( ) It had a p0420 and i replaced the cat with the factory converter. Job was a little cumbersome. You have to cut the pipe to install a factory corolla cat. I am getting a lean code p0171 after 500 miles...
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2001 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW54K41
Well the customer brought the vehicle back in and this time I did what Gordon suggested and car ran fine with MAF disconnected. I started to think about it and car ran with just a slight miss with the 102 code when the car arrived and after the sensor replace ...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L engine VIN: 1B3ES56C45
ok guys i want to start by saying thank you to all the technicians who helped me with this problem. Due to time trying to fix & find problem customer to car back & then brought back.We found upper transmission mount defective, we decided to reinspect timing be...
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1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHF36G7R
OH HAPPY DAY! WE CONTACTED THE SUSTOMER ON FRIDAY , THE VEHCILE / TRUCK HAS NOW DRIVEN OVER 700 MILES AND WE STILL HAVE A RUNNING DISTRIBUTOR!!! THE ISSUE WAS THE VOLTAGE DROP. I DON'T HONESTLY UNDERSTAND WHY , BUT THERE WAS A .30 VOLTAGE DROP ACROSS THE I...
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2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L dead battery VIN: 1FMPU16L91
Thank you for all the replies.For starters this was an older expedition were the rear wiper motor is one piece were the newer ones is two piece and linkeage attached to window binds and cause draw.Ford has a bulletin about that and hooking amp meter in series ...
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1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S 2.2L Cooling Systems
The vehicle was returned to the customer with a new cover. He promised to keep the speed close to legal speeds including the downhill runs that are used by him to get to the casinos in Conneticut for Massachusetts. Previously had driven these runs in excess o...
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1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale Brougham 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HY54C3K
Good morning all I finally got to finish this vehicle.I checked all the grounds under the door pillar as some suggested,checked cam sensor magnet,then I ran power to the wire by the battery to run fuel pump directly and checked for pressure it would be around ...
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2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L Starting VIN: 3VWRG31C88
The customer (another garage) towed the Bug to the dealer that sold him the keys and tumbler. It should be fixed in about one more week. They could not adapt these keys either. The keys did not have a rolling code transponder in them. The correct keys are ...
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