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2003 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
high idle concern all the time notice the long term fuel trim at -26% and short term at a negative. sets p0101 after a few minutes of high idle with grams a second at 10 at 2000rpm. clear dtc and idle drops to 1800rpm and long term drops to -5% and starts to c... Trouble codes: P0101
2008 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 3GNFK12348
Hello All...We have this 08 Avalanche that has the instrument cluster doing goofy things.Gauge needles will fluctuate,speedometer inop,PRNDL goes away and blinks,getting messages like service stabiltrack,service brakes,service suspension system.When this is go...
1997 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L start runs wide open VIN: 3C3EL55HXV
The engine seems to run great. Our problem is that when we start it it idles normally for about 2 seconds then it goes to wide open throttle where we have to shut it down. We put in an engine because it was knocking and the head gasket was blown. It did not id... Trouble codes: 24 (tps voltage high.)
2009 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L lift gate lock
Sorry about no VIN #. I'm at home and don't have access today. Customer complaint of lift gate will not lock, it unlocks and the automatic open and closing work fine. it just will not lock when you try and lock it with the drivers door switch or remote. You c...
1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L Theft System VIN: JNKNG01D4R
Hopefully an ifinity tech, or anyone who has come across this problem., any inout would be appreciated. Ok, the car was towed in late in the day, hot day outside. The vehicle has a no crank, no start. Pushed vehicle into shop for next day. In the morning, the ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Fan Relay VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
I guess everyone can see from previuos repairs, this has been my worst nightmare in years, customer bought car used and immediately started having these problems, not to mention the transmission we replaced, I'm tire of buying radiators etc, the problem always...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBFA66E8N
we had a major leak at front of ac compressor seal. We installed a new napa compressor evacuated and recharged the system but can not make the system activate the clutch.When we first hit the ac button the clutch engages for maybe 1 half second then disengages...

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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Valves VIN: WBACC0322W
Verified to have 1.2mm over on valve installed height. Machine shop ate this one. Since BMW doesnt have a specification for this, please remember to verify valve install height BEFORE sending to a machine shop. The lifters will only accept 1mm or less of lash ...
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Compressor not engaging VIN: 1J8GL48K46
First of all I want to thank everybody that offered help on this problem. I really appreciate it because without you guys my profession is not complete. I spent a lot of time on this car, the fix was simple, a/c pressure cycling switch on the accumulator, I j...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM97VXX
hey thanks for the help everyone but the the fix was a new PCM relay. it would work sometimes and other times would get stuck closed or open so that's why there was a draw when the car was off. I guess when that relay is stuck open and you try to crank the mo...
1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L compressor VIN: 4JGAB54EXW
Sorry for the late reply. The bottom line was the All Activity Module (AAM)and the fuse box was defective according to a local Automotive Repair shop that specializes in Mercedes. I had the owner to take the vehicle to the above mentioned shop because after ta...
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