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2003 Acura TL 3.2L radiator fan
This car sits at a light and the Radiator fan will not come on at 3/4 hot. I tried the A/C and both fans will come on. They also come on when you turn the car off. At a light or stop the temp gradually rises and the fan won't kick on until you shut the car off...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1AL52F55
Car came in with starter not engaging and engine wouldn't turn with breaker bar on crank pulley bolt. Checked timing chain and it wasn't broken or loose. Next I removed the starter and found some sort of metal plate wrapped around the flywheel teeth, keeping t...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L ABS module VIN: 2G1WU58R27
Scanned entire system and can communicate with all modules,No DTC's.While performing preliminary checks I found un equal tire pressures,while inflating tires found that the LH front and RH front tires were reading opposite of the DIC display.Performed tpms rel...
2006 Ford Fusion SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP07166
Vehicle was towed in, engine ran rough. replaced all 6 spark plugs and coils. Determined the computer was damaged by the shorted coils. Replaced the ECM and programed with the IDS. car would not start. The PATS system will not program to the new computer. Have... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition Coil), P0352 (Ignition Coil), P0353 (Ignition Coil), P0354 (Ignition Coil), P0355 (Ignition Coil), P0356 (Ignition Coil)
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1J8GN28K28
I am out on holidays and got roped into this. Jeep has a slight hesitation was worse before plugs were replaced. Code 0300 comes back fairly soon after being cleared. Thanks for taking the time to help Trouble codes: P0300, P2308 (Ignition coil Circuit C), P0171 (Lean), P2302 (Ignition coil circuit A)
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Green Traction Control Lights Flashing
This truck came in on a flat bed with a no start condition it was scanned and found no rpm signal while cranking the engine. There was no spark or fuel. We replaced the ckp and rescanned, with no change. After a short while the battery was dead so we charged t...

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1989 BMW 325iX 2.5L Anti-Lock warning light VIN: WBAAE0300K
The customer decided to take the car not fixed for now. If later the problem will become more predictable, we may see it again. One other interesting symptom noticed (aside from the customer complaint of intermittent ABS light on)is ABS pump activation...
2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L fuel guage
The customer will calculate actual fuel consumption, then, I will adjust the consumption in the Instrument. Thanks for the advice
2005 Buick Terraza CX 3.5L chime VIN: 5GADV23L75
Hi everybody. Thanks for your help and time for answering my request for help. I learned a lot from every one of you. We did not fix this vehicle because we were not able to pinpoint the problem with the equiptment at our disposal. This truck was taken to the ...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Vacuum VIN: 1FMPU16L24
removed the complete dash assembly w/the metal framework behind it. i used the step by step from all data and there are a lot of steps but this ones easy and straight forward. dont even waste time trying to trim or make access points just remove the dash. i...
2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDK39C97
Ok this one is of the last things I did I connected my test light from the + side of the battery to the -side of the coil with the engine running the test light will not blink on #6 coil...but it will blink on the other I checked the ... Trouble codes: P0480 (Cooling fan 1 control Circuit), B2477 ( not know what it means.).
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNYF28596
Thank you all for your help . This engine had not been overheating and it ran fine. We had replaced the head gaskets and bolts in an attempt to alleviate oil intrusion into the cooling system. This vehicle is not equipped with an oil cooler. Pressuring the c...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L dome light inop VIN: 1MELM62W9R
the problem was in the keyless entry no longer has part so i found one on ebay and all is well thanks...john
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1DA31A02
Because I am not able to confirm that repairing the VTC sprocket will fix the misfire issue, at the request of the customer we are replacing the engine with a used engine with 107,000 km's on it. I appreciate all the feedback I received and will post a follow ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
2011 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L phone pairing VIN: 2T1BU4EE4B
I have not been able to fix this problem yet. It seems to me that it is Toyota related because the bluetooth would not stay paired with two of my friends phones as well (1 iphone 3g and 1 samsung something). I have attached copies of the 5 replies I received...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAV75N29
Well, folks ... this one's getting closed without a fix. We replaced all of the injectors for a second time and droped in a new set of ignition coils (VW OEM parts this time); after all that, the cylinder #2 missfire still persists. It seems to be that mecha... Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire Cylinder 2).
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