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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L AirBag Iight VIN: 5GAEV23708
AirBag light illuminates as soon as key is turned on. Code appears immediately after clearing. B0012 Driver frontal deplyoment loop stage 1. According to Alldata and Mitchell, there are 4 "sub codes" that the modis won't narrow down. B0012 (01,02, 04, 0D). Con...
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2000 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WF55E1Y
This has got to be the weirdiest car I have ever dealth with. First came in with a no start (and I am going to list all the parts I have changed out)ignition switch, starter, 24X crank sensor, egr valve and fuel pump assembly all parts are OEM. The last thing ...
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Turn Signals and Radio VIN: 2G1WT58K27
This car came in with the complaint that the radio did not work and the turn signals do not click. The customer wanted a quick inpection and then will reschedule later. The radio doesn't power up at all. The turn signals do work but there is no click noise whe...
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ 3.6L Door locks VIN: 1G1ZK577X9
The door locks on this car cycle almost all the time. sometimes after it sits overnight they are calm in the morning but as soon as i open any door the locks start going crazy againn. at this point the power door lock switches in the car dont work but the key ...
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1997 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L stays in 2nd gear VIN: 2B3HD46T9V
car come in no start,fuel pump dead,replaced fuel pump,runs but does'nt shift out of second gear allso shift linkage doe s'nt move freely. also at times the engine run rich and will stall inj pulse will be up to 3 millseconds and long term will go as high as -...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FMFU16L33
Customer brought in the truck with no air. After an inspection I found the clutch was broke. I replaced the compressor and drier along with all o rings. charged the system with recommended freon and oil( after flushing the system). Now the ecm won't command th...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.8L all gauges/instrument cluster VIN: 1FTSW31S44
as i stated i replaced the fuse box assembly under steering column. the circuit with fuse #45 was dead inside the fuse box. power on both sides of fuse#45 but no power coming out of fuse box on red/yellow wire. fuse#45 gives power to the instrument cluster,the...
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1979 Jeep CJ5 5.0L oil pressure
When engine is cold or semi-cold, oil pressure reads 45 psi at idle & all other rpms. After running for about 1-2 minutes, the pressure will rise to 70 psi at idle, will reach 150 psi at 1300 rpm, & keep going higher at any more rpm. Anything more than light t...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L 2-3 shift VIN: 1J4HR48N75
A friend of mine brought this to me saying he cant believe that third gear is out of this vehicle. So I ran a few test and came up with the two codes P1790 and P0733. When you drive the vehicle it goes in reverse fine. It takes off fine. It shifts into 2nd and...
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2008 Kia Spectra EX 2.0L compressor VIN: KNASE12118
This thing came into the shop today for an a/c check. A/C was blowing warm air. Compressor wasn't engaging. No voltage to the clutch. Fuses, relay, and A/C command switch are fine. I checked for voltage at the evap temp sensor which was 5v. I jumped the sensor...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: SALPV1446V
Need help with this rover. Customer came in stating that there is a grinding noise when stepping on brakes. Check it over and found that lf brake pads were all gone. Some how it broke the caliper bracket also. Replace front brakes. Rotors, pads, and new lf cal...
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2008 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L engine VIN: JM1CR29378
hi, Mazda guys I was going to rebuild this engine but after tear down I changed my mind any body knows (this is basically 2.3 liter Ford duratec engine) same year Ford Fusion or mercury Milan will it fit on this aplication thx for advance.
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1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W4S
This clean Gran Marquis has a reoccouring P0755, no other codes.I replaced the shift solenoids and checked the OD servo to make sure the snap ring was OK.New filter and fluid, code comes right back.The symptom is more like a misfire than something you would as...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEBU14R94
Hopefully some Toyota techs can help me out with this problem. Another shop installed a used engine and hasn't started since. They said the customer supplied the engine, it was ordered from Japan. Hopefully that's my problem right there. While cranking the eng...
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABB2314M
Hey guys, sorry about the late reply. This car is fixed! A few mistakes were made during the diagnosis, which led me astray, but came back and got it running! New crank sensor fixed it! First mistake I made was that I didn't know what "good crank signal" wa...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L starting VIN: 1GCCS19W2S
After dropping the tank, I found the hose that connects the fuel pump to the sender to be split. Replaced the hose sinse the pump mis already new. All taken care of. Thanks guys for the help!
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2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L air box
Everyone was spot on. I had put a new IAC in this vehicle 3 weeks ago. Replaced it with a new one from ford and the truck works well. Thank You everyone
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2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Unknown VIN: 1J4GL48K76
Turns out my tech changed only one u-joint and the other was bound up. Put it on the rack immediately saw what was wrong. My tech is a new kid and has alot to learn thanks guys for helping him out.
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2005 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMFU28595
a new alternator fixed it. had a bad diode. had to do the battery too - was drained. Trouble codes: P0340, P0344.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L power windows-front,power mirrors, power sunroof VIN: WDBJF65H5X
I just let this car go without a fix. One of the replies was to remove the driver side power center under the hood and check/ clean connections. I did this and reindexed the sunroof and all the windows and everything worked properly for a week. Now it's st...
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1987 Nissan D21 SE 3.0L Compressor VIN: JN6HD16Y2H
Thanks for all the information guys. There was an intermittent open in the wiring between the relay and switch. It appeared to have been pinched at some point in time. The customer has been driving it since Tuesday morning with no interuption in air, so I beli...
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: JN8DR09Y01
first of all sorry for not giving enough info i checked so much on this truck that i was just looking for some more ideas i will try better next time..some of you said to check out back pressure so i did by checking my manfold vacume well back pressure was ok ...
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2003 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Hesitation VIN: 1NGED29Y13
the p0420 got put off for now by the customer but the knock sensor did fix the running condition. no other news to tell. thanks for the help. Joel Trouble codes: P0420, P0328.
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2005 Pontiac GTO 6.0L Antitheft VIN: 6K12345675
Thanks to all the techs that replied. We had the PCM reprogrammed and got rid of the anti-theft code.
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2BG22K1W
finally thank GOD, i change the computer and was able to pass smog flying colors, thanks for your info. Trouble codes: P0171, P0401 (Low egr).
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Manual transmission VIN: 3VWVH69M14
Thank you for the replies. My co-worker added some BG manual trans additive and the noise got a bit more quiet, not completely gone though. His girlfriend said she can live with the noise since it has not affected anything. I really would have liked to get to ...
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