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2003 Acura TL 3.2L Vibration VIN: 19UUA56673
I have 2 TLs one is a 2003 with 150,000 miles and a 2000 with 220,000 miles both have a vibration that starts at around 40 mph and changes when turning the steering wheel back and forth and at higher speed and feel it change when accell and decell. I am thinki...
2001 Ford Mustang GT Bullitt 4.6L Radio VIN: 1FAFP42X11
Noticed this morning when I started the car that the battery seemed low. Slow cranking. I don't drive this car often and just thought the battery needed a charge. Turns out the battery is fine after charging, but the car has a draw. I have located the draw on ...
2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 3FAHP0HA9A
This is my sister's "new" car. She explained that it was in park idling and appeared to surge as if it was trying to drive away in park. It did not actually drive away as it would with a bad parking pawl, but it was definitely trying to be in gear and park at ...
2005 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 5FNRL382X5
OK as many of you know Honda has a recall on the ignition components on the odyssey for ignition cylinders and switches. This was up to the year 2004 I believe. On this vehicle 2005 which is completely different in terms of ignition components has these issues...
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L Turbo boost VIN: WDBSK76F24
Customer complaint is that full throttle acceleration is not what it is supposed to be. To be honest it is real hard to tell because it seems that you are well over the double nickle in no time as it is. Anyway, the only fault code was charge air temp high. ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Sun Roof VIN: WDBUF56X58
We have panaramic roof that won't close and the sunroof motor gear is skipping over the cables, something is either jammed or broken. We want to give an estimate for replacing the cables and rail assemblies so we need times for the job. The headliner assembly ...
1977 MG Midget MK IV 1.5L Hydraulics VIN: GAN6UH1965
Let me start by saying that these cars are not foreign to me; I worked on them when they were new at an MG dealership. However, that was a LONG time ago. This car is difficult to shift, but only sometimes. I've only driven it a bit but probably 20% of the time...
1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager 3.3L Serp Belt VIN: 2P4GP24R1X
This pos likes to toss serp belts. I've done all due diligence. New crank pulley, update belt guard, new tens, OE belt, check p/steering pump pulley pressed all the way. Any time we get a a little rain, I get a phone call. It's the belt again! I don't need to ...
2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L transaxle VIN: 1G8AZ55F36
Customer is travelling, came in with complaint that they just started hearing a noise from the front wheels. This is a 5 speed manual transmission. Test drove the vehicle & it sounded like wheel bearing but noise did not get louder or lessen when turning eithe...

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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L mixture formation VIN: WBACA42000
finally repaired this car,turned out to be the air flow meter[old baffle plate type]was sticking 3/4 opening,fitted reco one,now runs well and gear change now ok thanks all.
2002 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Starting VIN: 2G1WF52E42
well guys thank to all that help me on this one , first i had replaced bcm then had it program with a tech2 , but car would crank for only a couple of times, then i decided to wiggle the conectors on the passkey ignition switch and was ok i made sure that con...
2007 Dodge Caliber SXT 1.8L coil spring VIN: 1B3HB48C27
Hi Thanks to everyone for the replies Here is the fix: Turns out the spring broke at the point where the radius of the coil leaves the lower spring seat, so being under tension, it just fell straight down, and bent the outer lip of the seat(non structural),...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L alternator VIN: 1FAFP5321Y
Hi every body. I am closing this help request withhargingout fixing the car yet. I did what most of you suggestd: installing a dealr's alternator. After putting the second alternator, I succeded to keep the charging at 14.20v. but after one week, I noticed tha...
2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5L no fluid to lf VIN: FAHP0KC8AR
thanks for all the replies, i have finally fixed this beast of a car. it was the abs module. there is a check valve inside of the module that was stuck shut, not allowing fluid to travel to the lf. i have replaced the module with a junkyard/used module. relear...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5LMEU88H84
First I would like to thank everyone who replied. Have to admit been ignoring this one for about a week prety much have tried everything I know to track this down without any luck. i have had the scope on the ISO network and have witnessed goundouts of the ne...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.5L Misfire VIN: WDDGF52X39
Yes the car is fixed it turns out the tech had checked for pulse with a noid light but when i hooked up my pico i had no waiveform. I tighten the pins for the injector plug and all is good. Thanks Nello Trouble codes: P0304.
1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 4S3BG6853V
Thank you for all the replies, I got a lot of good suggestion on this one. We end up do a voltage drop test and found 0.6 volt on positive side and 0.05 volt on negative side. We end up track down [...] a higher than nomal resistance relay. replace relay and rech...
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BT61CX3
i rechecked fuel pressure before fuel filter was still low, so i remove fuel pump assembly again , and took a closer look at the fuel pump setup and i found the fuel enters the pump and into a kind of cup with a matel cup,the o-ring seal was poping off due to ... Trouble codes: P0032 (B1s1 oxygen sensor).
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