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2003 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KS54Y33
Car will stall at cruise speed. After pulling over; vehicle will not crank. When this happens, the dash background lighting will not work; but horn and headlights are fine. When you attempt to crank; entire dash goes dark just like no connection at battery, bu...
2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GYDE63A35
Hello from the US army HQ in Heidelberg Germany, We are a AR facility ( DEALER ) for the Army here for GM and there total product palat. And there engineering service. So Here goes, car has no trouble when engine starts at warmer temps IE 15-32 degrees C. Howe... Trouble codes: P2119 (throttle closed position perfomance)
2005 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine VIN: 3GYEK62N05
When this vehicle is started up , as it is shifted into gear, a noise is heard from the engine for about 5 seconds which sounds like pre-detonation (diesel sound), and is corrected almost within 3 seconds. after that there is a resonant vibration running right...
2006 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP577X6
Car came in with not being able to turn the ign lock cylinder back to lock position along with the trac lt and security lt on. Had codes p0627, p1629, u1000, u1300, a new ecm fixed the ignition lock cyl problem but the same trouble codes came back within sever... Trouble codes: P0627, P1629, U1000, U1300
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L 3-4 upshift VIN: 1B7KC26D9V
truck brought in for no o/d. driver states will shift into o/d at 70mph. i checked truck,no dtc,s. found that if you run up to about 50-55mph and let off pedal, it will shift into o/d and stay there until o/d switch is pushed or road speed decreases. i found t...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18D65
I can tell Cat code is not a Cat problem it is a problem with fuel control on number one cylinder. Was going into open loop on bank one and no switches on bank one upstream O2 which is normal in open loop. Bank two is in closed loop front O2 switching fine. Sw... Trouble codes: P0420
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Power sliding door
I have a 2005 grand caravan. This vehicle came in all accesories working. I verified this not the customer. The complaint was no start after setting for a couple days. Tested and found a bad battery. Replaced battery now both power sliding doors click once but...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Surge, Misfire VIN: 3FTZF17211
Truck came it with mult. misfire, and IMRC stuck closed code. Installed new plugs, wires coil, removed intake, cleaned, replaced all 4 bushings in IMRC. truck still has random misfire, and when it misfires, theft light blinks. intake vac is steady, tried runni...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCB7150M
Why do we continue to have oil in the spark plug tubes? We did recently replace the valve cover gaskets with FelPro, but the customer says there was lots of oil in the spark plug tubes. We recently replaced the PVC valve. Does oil in the spark plug tubes cause...
1997 Honda Accord SE 2.2L engine idle VIN: 1HGCD5607V
Been going crazy, if I unplug the map it works then I plug it in and it remains fine I delete the code and it starts to surge again, tried another map (used from another honda car same motor) checkedpowers and grounds, cleaned and titened the white plastic scr...
2001 Hyundai Trajet 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
This car came to me to be diagnosed with cutting out while driving with your foot on the accelerator pedal. They left the car, I drove the car the next morning didn't have any froblems when the car was cold. After driving for about 3km came to a stop in traffi... Trouble codes: P1181 (Fuel Pressure Monitoring.), P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Monitoring)
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Suspension VIN: JTJBT20X54
Greetings guys... Just brought the wife's car into the shop for a quick battery replacement and now this GX470 is bouncing all over the road!! There are no fault codes stored in the air suspension system and it wont seem to lower if I try the switches on the d...
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Limited 3.5L headlights VIN: JA4MT41R7X
vehicle comes in with headlights inop.tested fuses & relays no problem all good. replaced headlight bulbs still not working. tested headlight combo switch with a known good one, still lights not workig. when testing with power probe at fuse box headlight relay...
2000 Saturn SL2 1.9L blower fan VIN: 1G8ZK5275Y
Fan stays on High speed, when ignition is turned on, shifter release becomes inoperative (do not release). I would have to pull out the fan blower relay to get it to release the shifter and turnoff the fan. I had disconnected the blower relay and the blower sw...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L Selector module VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ6
Hi there every one Looking for some guidance on this golf. We replaced a battery, done hard reset, selector will not get out of park. Scan result below. Can not communicate with gear selector module. Check all fuses in engine bay fuse box and interio...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L bad crankshaft VIN: 1GCDM19X43
ok this one is gone 5 days.I end up getting a used motor with 50k less miles on it.everything on it distributor injectors manifolds .it came up really was not to bad 10 to 12 hours start to last tip I used the top heater hose at intake ma...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 4.8L Anti Lock activation at low speeds VIN: 1GCEK19C07
Sorry for the long delay in posting. This one has been gone for 3 weeks with a follow up cal' customer is happy. The air gap was too big at the rear wheel speed sensor. It was the same with 3 different oe sensors. we did not take the transfercase apart to see ...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
Navigator update... Thanks to all for the info. The problem was indeed a rusted out freeze plug on the front passenger side! Along with furter testing I verified that the heads were also cracked using a cylinder leakage tester so customer opted to install a ...
2005 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG84J35
Just like everyone had said... New Compressor fixed this one!
1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1MEPM36X0R
Well thanks for all your help on this one. I think the ultimate fix will be to replace the pcm per tsb 97-10-2. We did run some top end cleaner through it and it seemed to help, but I can tell problem is still there. I smoked the intake to check for vacuum ...
2001 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L cv, front diff VIN: 4S3BH806X1
Thanks to all you fellow mechanics and business owners, i really appreciate the insite and info. I was still skeptical about the cv axle being the culprit, but with all of your responses i went ahead and tried. Thought the noise was from the front left side ...
2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L slips VIN: YV1CM91155
Thank you to all members who try to help me o this problem, i think something was sticking on valve body, i make 150 km of travel and now this is running perfect, actually i dont known what could be cause the problem, thanks a lot. att. Xavier
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