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2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L shifter lock out VIN: 2D8HN44H58
Hello everyone. This Dodge Grand Caravan is exhibiting a problem intermittently where the shifter will not release from the park position with the engine running and foot on the brake pedal. also occasionally the ignition key will not turn to the lock position...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 1FTPW14584
hey fellow techs of iatn! i need some advice on this truck that i have on schedule for next week.the owner bought this truck couple months ago and i have done some work on it already.last work i did was rear brake job(pads and rotors)due to a noise complaint w...
2005 GMC Safari 4.3L spark VIN: 1GKDM19X35
hello all i have this van, giving me some issues, it came in with a check engine light , the code were MAF sensor, wich i replaced and that is good, next was p0496 evap flow during non purge of which we narrowed down to the fuel tank pressure sensor, which was...
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Instrument Gauge VIN: 1J4GR48K16
Hi everyone this vehicle have the intermittent problem with the instrument gauge needle swing back & forth and all warning light are up, even a/c light on & off for 10-15 second while driving, all light are not dimm or weak. Engine running normal. The problem...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Compressor VIN: WDBNG70J83
Mercedes tech please help! AC off button is inop, compressor will not engage. Self test on control head relays KLA A ERR 1257. I can not find code descriptions. Any info will be greatly appreciated!
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S71
Hello I have what I believe to be a doozie. I thank everyone in advance for any assistance. I have no codes in the computer. performed a full vehicle self check-still no codes. The vehicle came in with a no start..checked fuel pressure good 56psi. checked for ...
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2MHFM75W35
hi guys i have a 2005 mercury grand marquis customer state a/c only blow on defroger wont blow throught vent removed a/c controller and check vacuum ok jump vacuum source to blue vacuum hose air blow throught vent replaced controller used a/c blow through vent...
2003 Saturn L300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW54R53
i have my nieces 2003 saturn L300 mil is on at all times while engine running and the wrench symbol above the engine symbol is also on while engine running.the scanner says mil is off and there are no codes.engine runs fine.all monitors passed.we are in memphi...

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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L battery VIN: 1FAFP552X3
Well we've narrowed it down to possibly the fusebox feeding the GEM module keeping it awake. We had to put off work because technician assigned to vehicle is on vacation. I will update when possible. Thanks for the replies.
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14534
We ended up removing the valve covers pulling the cam journal caps. There was a ton of scoring on both banks. There was also lots of noise from the rocker area on bank 2. We ended up putting in a new engine due to mutiple reasons. Thanks for the input!! Trouble codes: P0022 (Intake a cmp time over retarded), P0171 (System lean b1), P0340 (Cmp sensor a circuit), P0345 (Cmp sensor circuit b2).
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L hvac VIN: JNKCV51E33
I performed self test on the system and it passed all tests. checked the ambient temp sensor, auto amplifier, blend doors all checked out ok. Ended up totally evacuating the system and flushed the condenser. Recharged with 5oz pag46 oil and 19oz r134a and achi...
2008 Jeep Commander (Truck) Limited 5.7L Torque converter bolts VIN: JEP1259308
Jeep was very rusty exhaust bolts broke off or spun but thank everyone again it is back on the road.
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: JN1DA31DX2
we decided to send this vehicle back to the dealer. almost 100% sure that the issue is in the security sytem and since the customer had only one key our hands were kinda tied, thanks for all the responses
2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AB29P98
Time is up and I have to close this one.unfortunately I have no repair on this one,General consensus is the cam timing is off but due to what,I talked to one of my friends at the dealer and he advised me to try with the cam timing solenoid but the customer has...
2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Stall VIN: YS3EH45G2Y
Sorry to some of you for the typo: It had a broken timing belt, not a chain. Thanks for all the replies. Customer decided not to sink in more $'s into $ elected not to fix the vehicle.
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12E11
FIXED!! Vehicle had a few things wrong with it: P1349 was due to the actuator being locked when I first installed it. By the way, I tried unlocking by applying 20 psi at oil feed hole 90 degrees from oval slot and it was impossible. I was able to unlock ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0304-), P0304 (p1349-), P1349.
2004 Toyota Prius 1.5L HV battery VIN: JTDKB20U44
The NNV battery is not dead. The car runs and drives... friday morning I pulled the car out display lit up and showed charged HV and charging while ICE engine was running then it blinked and showed no charging.I ran the car up the road and by the time I got ba...
1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5649W
thanks for the emails. i found out that very little accurately scans early obd2 volvos. i have since contacted ohio diagnostics, the original maker of the volvo scan tester. they make a something called a multi tester pro, which is essentially the factory s...
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