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2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GYEE63A94
Hello iatn world... Im working on this 04 srx thats giving me a little bit of grief. About a week and a half ago i replaced valve cover gaskets and all four VVT solenoids magnets in hopes of eliminating oil leaks. In the process of removing the magnets, i noti... Trouble codes: P0021 (A camshaft position- timing over-adavanced or system performance bank 2)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
Hey All. This truck will stall intermittently especially on rough roads or when turning, a few times it stalled in the bay just turning the steering column. Going to get back at it tomorrow. Any ideas will be appreciated.
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1J8GW48S74
We are asking for help on this jeep,customer has had problems with the gear shift interlock system.He states on occasion he is unable to move gear shifter out of park.Last weak this happened and he had to have the vehicle towed to the shop.When vehicle arrived...
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L immobelizer VIN: SALNY22245
I have the Autologic with Land Rover software.My subscription expired 2 months ago and now i can not use support. I wonder if someone know how to code a used pcm, if I can and how to program the immo key. Thanks in advance
1995 Lexus LS400 4.0L Lock up convertor, warning lights VIN: JT8UF22E3S
Hello fellow techs, We have this 1995 Lexus that came in with the customer complaint of a check engine light and a flashing green ect/power light. We have codes P0773, shift solenoid E electrical, lock up convertor solenoid,AKA SLU sol. and P1765 linear sole...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.0L transmission VIN: 4A3AK34Y0S
ran fine for 4 months then started doing the same thing the first transmission was doing.which was down shifting on its own. i would drive at about fourty-five in drive and then out of no were bam!!! slams in to 2nd gear continued to drive days later and now i...
2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55K62
Vehicle runs fine... until it dies (mazin how that works). I have labscoped my coil command, my injector command and my CKP signal. This thing comes to stop fast, sometimes litterally screeching to a stop, some times its just like you turned the key off (no po...
1995 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions
I have problem with egr modulator not having vacuum supply to egr solenoid, clean up exaust tubes and intake is clean, install new modulator from dealer and still same problem, when check vacuum from throttle on r port theres plenty of vacuum but when I check ...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L Steering VIN: JTDKB20UX6
The car wants to pull in whatever direction you steer it, like something is binding, disconnected the rack from the column and everything feels free ?? column has more resistance than normal but not binding, normal meaning without electric assist. Thanks for a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Fuel Leak VIN: WAULD64B72
The dealership that sold the car is going to dump it on somebody else at auction. I really would have liked to continue trying to figure this one out, but, customer(a used car dealer) figure he can dump the car at auction and break even.
2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L parking brake VIN: WAUML44E34
I would like to thank those who replied. As I stated we had replaced right motor because it was froze( water inside).Even after thaw it would not activated. We did not have power or ground to the motor wiring ( the 2 large wires.It works like a window motor.I ...
2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cylinder 5 VIN: WBABM5346Y
customer spent quite a bit of money on this vehicle on doing safety and emissions he chose to wate for a bit to recover and then we will give it a shot again car works alot better thanks to all of my fellow techs for all your help
1994 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L engine
Customer did not return, no fix as of yet,great info in replies and will try Some suggestions that were given when he returns. Thanks for the help
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N3J
truck ended up needed the pick up in that new CARDON distrbuter replaced, also had a green ground wire terminal on the eec relay, installed a new pigtail and relay also, thanks for all the help
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP36303
Hey y'all. I want to say first off, thank you for all the replies. What actually fixed it was the EGR valve. It would hold a vacuum on the top port and the exhaust side, but when I applied vacuum to the outlet it would bleed off. It was not sealing either on ...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L full inspection VIN: 1FDAF57SX4
first off I'd like to thank all of you for taking the time to give me some advice. It was a huge help. Car fax told a bit of a story. The truck was as you guessed a serious off road work truck. Looks like it had a different bed on it, lots of heavy gauge cabl...
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L transmission VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
Thank you all for all of your suggestions, I took every suggestion as the solution to my car, reason why it wasn't locking in right (axle) was because there is a small solid like bridge inside the tranny, I matched that bridge so the axle c clip snaped right o...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L transmission VIN: WDNUF56J56
well guys stephen hit it on the head,my friend gave up and had towed to the dealer and they told him that the tube between the valve body and trans was left out. he swears he took the old one down,checked it against the new one to make sure all parts were the ...
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