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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L starter VIN: 1G6KD54YX3
car came in intermitted no start no crank scan tool data shows crank request checked grounds at alternator bracket at trans and near battery swapped relays can jump relay and car starts and stalls have power at pin 6 yellow wire when key is in crank position c...
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This is a new truck that we have just got the customer into after some haggling about accessories. On Friday the customer brought vehicle in with check engine light on and slight misfire. I had all the mentioned codes and upon history found all my misfires on ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0175, P0059, P0060
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L differential
This truck a groan and a click as you accelerate not consistant with tire speed with front shaft removed still has same noise. diff fluid is clean and full. Axle shafts and wheel bearings have been replaced. With no change. Front suspension is all tight
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34P19
This van came in for a MIL on concern.Run koeo/koer self tests retrieved P0299,PP1408,P2263. Road test and turbo does not kick in or no boost.Removed turbo,disassemble,not bad so clean reassemble and reinstall.Retest and concern is still present. Carry out Pow... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbocharger/supercharger underboost), P1408 (EGR flow out of self test range), P2263 (Turbocharger/supercharger boost system performance)
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Heater VIN: 5FNRL38606
This van has uneven heat coming from dash vents. Starting from passengers side the heat is 160 degrees F, R passenger/center vent 138, L/driver side center vent 120, L/driver side outer vent 85 degrees. Rear heater roof vent 115 degrees A/C is cold in all vent...
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L secuity VIN: 1J4FA49S8Y
the jeep had a pcm issue with the ccd bus! so replaced it with a used one. got chrsyler to program it for me! they tried to progam the skim! they told be they couldnt commicate to the skim so they couldnt finish programing it! i check power and grounds at the ...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Throttle
i just wanted to put this out there to see if any ones seen this before. When is cold outside ( witch is has been for weeks here)This jeep make a whistling noise when you drive. its throttle sensitive. it only does it when you first start to open the throttle....
2004 Lexus GS300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT8BL695X4
this car came to ua withe vsc ligth on we faund c1210 sensorzero point calibration we reset the calbration uoer problim is we have low pwer all the time and this cant go up to 60 mbh we chic ex converter and we ching throthel body ass stell no power any help t...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Telescopic VIN: 1LNLM92V1V
My tilt telescopic system is non operational on the electrical side. Are the rheostats available anywhere or any workaround
2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Vibration At Idle At A Stop In Gear VIN: WDDNG86XX8
Hello, I have a 2008 S550 4Matic (221.186) with 94500 miles. I have a vibration at idle when at a complete stop in either drive or reverse. I changed both engine mounts (Corteco OEM 221 240 08 17) and the trans mount I purchased from the dealer. After removing...
1990 Mitsubishi Montero RS 3.0L No spark VIN: JA4GJ41SXL
it was towed in a no start. checked it out and Found no spark tested distributor found no cam signal. replaced distributor and it started for about 1 min and shut down and had no spark again. and now it has no spark form coil.following test from alldata i get ...
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L timing VIN: 1G3WH54T7M
Is it possible that an ice chunk damaged the crank sensor in some way? I can visually see no damage. Any pointers would be appreciated. This is a low to no income customer (close friend also) and am attempting to help him without breaking the bank.
2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Throttle Limp Home VIN: YS3FB42Y49
Greetings to all - this car arrived with CEL on, in 'throttle-body' limp home, codes were P1681 (ECM internal fault) and P2135 (Throttle position sensors don't agree). I saw this same pair of codes in a 2005 9-3 a week ago, and there are at least two members r... Trouble codes: P1681 (T8 ECM internal fault), P2135 (Throttle position sensors dont agree)
1993 Saturn SC2 1.9L Shifting VIN: 1G8ZH1574P
Vehicle came to us with a transmission appearently in limp mode. Scan test showed no trans codes, but a code 26. Inspection revealed used ECM was for a 94. Replaced with a reman.ECM - same results. Vehicle will start in 1st, shift to 2nd, then 3rd, then go bac...
2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L driveline
Hi everyone.My son bought this subaru about a month ago and last night on his way home it developed a grinding noise with a severe vibration while coming to a stop(40 k and down).We have found that its not there when cold,it needs to be driven at least 15 min ...

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1994 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L no heat VIN: 2GCEC19KXR
Thanks guys for the help. It was the heater core that was plugged up. flushed it with drain o that finally cleaned it out enough
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Throttle valve VIN: 1GNEK13ZX3
Thanks for all the help. i went through the testing and in the end i replaced the throttle valve. The truck is running great. thanks again for the help
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L cluster back lighting VIN: 1GNFK13018
This suv has 2 dimmer circuits. 1 for LED 1 for std type. The only item that was effected was the cluster backlighting. I found that voltage from BCM to led was .9v at cluster. Isolated BCM output circuit from all circuits and had 3.9v. Ran wire straight from ...
2006 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L Front Differential VIN: 2GTEK13T66
Thanks for all the various responses. We decided to take a shot in the dark by replacing both the Trans. case range selector switch- GM #[...] for $84.81 as well as the inside 4WD selector switch- GM part #[...] for $100.90. Both are easy access, easy ...
2008 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L rear air ride VIN: 1GKFK63818
it turns out the code was c0590 04. The 04 tells the technician its an open circuit . this made it obvious- corrosion at the top of the shocks(electric actuators). The actuators are in the top of the shocks . I cleaned the tiny terminals with battery cleane...
2001 Jaguar XKR 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA42B71
so this has both bad pumps and a bad harness. customer could not belive this could happen so it took him a while to aggree to pulling the tank. being mobile with cars at peoples homes sometimes they stew a while before letting me fix their car especially when ...
2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AE35G11
Well The cam sensor was the fix for this vehicle. What screwed me is the fact that for the first few days in the shop, no hint of a symptom. Even more perplexing is the fact that the car runs fine with cam sensor disconnected but an intermittent fault causes... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cant get out of park VIN: 9BWBT61J61
thanks for all the replies. It turns out the problem was TCM, shorted to ground... customer did not have the money for repair. We were able to shift it by disconnecting the electro magnetic solenoid, bypassing the TCM.
2006 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 5.0L reflash VIN: WVGPT77L26
in talking with the local dealer ,, they really dont recomend adding more to what the vehicle already puts out for power ,, and after power washing the truck again and driving it for the week it now has turbo leaks on both sides so the customer i...
2010 Volkswagen Routan SEL 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2V4RW5DX7A
Hi everybody,Thank you for all who helped me on this, the problem was the timing, adjusted to specifications and the car is running great. Best regards Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft/Camshaft timing misalignment Bank 1 Sensor 1), P121C.
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