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1991 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L radio VIN: 2G4WB54L1M
this car came in for an intermittent brake light and turn signal inoperative. determined that the cancelling cam in the steering column was the problem. replaced it. the customer returned complaining that the radio controls on the steering were not working.fig...
2005 Chevrolet Classic (Car) 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1ND52F95
This vehicle came in with a random no start. The vehicle cranks over. Sometimes it will start and stall, other times when you cycle the key and try to start it, it will crank and not start. No codes are being thrown when this happens. Haven't been able to catc...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 06RANGR0VE
Post catalyst bank two lean fuel trim
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Airbag system VIN: WDBWK56FX5
Still shows "Restraint Malfunction" on dash display. Maxidas shows no codes after clearing. Does this system have a weight sensor in passenger seat that needs to be setup? Seat came back out after dealer setup to change buckle.

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2008 Cadillac SRX 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1GYEE63758
What I found with this vehicle is an issue with the cylinder head. There seemed to be alot of people that talked about coolant leaking into the cumbustion chamber but that was not the case here. I left cooling system pressuized after getting engine hot over ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK33G24
thank you for all the help everyone has offered, I have some great information to use in trying to fix this vehicle. Our mother recently passed, therefore I have not had any time to work on the truck. I will use the advice and replace the crank sensor and do a... Trouble codes: P0303, P0300.
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 6.7L shifting VIN: 3D7MX48A87
Customer agreed to take a gamble by replacing the board inside trans. this is the same basic set-up that mercedes uses, with all switches/solenoids/sensors in one piece, with fresh correct fluid, and the issue did not change at all.. replaced with reman Jasper...
1987 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX2XHKA
Although I still have the truck waiting on the parts store to get me an unrelated part I think I may have found the problem. These late carburetated Ford 460s have a small valve in the fuel inlet line that meters the return. It had been replaced with just a fu...
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S96
I took the vehicle on a drive, got it hot, and got it started running rough, and stayed running rough. So I got it in the bay, and backprobed injector #4 since it was the easiest to reach with the doghouse off. I found that the injector still hab B+, but with ... Trouble codes: P0201 (p0202-), P0202 (p0203-), P0203 (p0204-), P0204.
2008 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTRX12W28
Sorry folks- the cust. went to the dealer, and since the mileage was close to the warranty cut-off and he's a good [whatever] he got a new trans for free
2008 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L Low Brake Pedal VIN: 3FAHP08158
OK so I left this open so long & did not update it so that I can update it in a few months in case this car comes back with low pedal problems again so I can continue to embarrass myself. Dan from Texas & Tim from Michigan summed it up by pointing out tha...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L door locks, keyless entry, turn signals, high beam VIN: 5FNRL38667
Well, the next day the van worked fine. I recently found out that my wife had taken it to a full service car wash that she had never been to before. I think something got wet but has since dried out. I am closing the case because at this point everything is wo...
1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Air Conditioning VIN: JN1CA21D4S
Sorry it took so long to close the request. It was a hard one to find. I found a short a relay number 1 which connects to the other two. So what I have was the two fans cycling on and off. Which was more off than on. Thank you to everyone who tried to help and...
1999 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L no start VIN: JN1CA21D8X
I appreciated everyone feed back. reprograme keys from dealer solved problem. thanks
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