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2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Back up lights VIN: 1GNFC26019
Greetings all and thanks for taking your valuable time to help, much appreciated. No reverse/backup lights coming on. Lights work when I activate the back up lamp relay from the BCM X2 connector pin 22 D BU wire. Based on alldata, I'm not getting backup comman...
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L oil in oil VIN: 1HGCG32662
Used car dealer brought in vehicle which they had sold. Oil in water and customer said bad headgasket. Not really any oil in coolant. It had lots of water in oil and water in all 4 cyl. (Not a lot in cylinders but definitedly water as pistons cleaned and would...
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2005 Other GM Commodore 3.8L Engine VIN: 6G1ZK84B35
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2001 Suzuki Vitara JX 1.6L Coil Spring VIN: 2S3TD52V31
I cannot find front replacement coil springs-OE or aftermarket. Some A/M rears are available, but didn't find fronts. I also checked used. Wanted to see if anyone has run into this lately. I also checked for a Tracker a few months back. Vehicle needs a lower c...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L All Electrial VIN: YV1VS29591
No start The car acts as if the battery has been removed. Nothing on the car works. Battery is fully charged. In the under hood fuse box. I removed the fuses all tested termials all good except the 40amp fuse box interior,20amp engine, 30amp radiator fan and 4...
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1997 Honda Civic EX 1.6L intermittent starts
Turned out to be the head gasket. Sometimes cars drive me crazy. Thanks for all the suggestions. None of the typical symptoms were present at first, but the more the customer drove the car after initially having me look at it, the worse it got. started overhea...
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2001 Nissan Quest GXE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4N2ZN15T81
will close this for now. can't see knock sensor voltage on my verus and it don't show O2 voltage. Snap on is poor information on Ford Mazda and now I see Nissan data stream is poor. Owner will bring back soon but don't have much money to do this with. Thanks a... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor B1 problem), P0140 (O2 low activity B1 S2).
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2009 Nissan Murano LE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ18W39
A few of you guys hit the nail right on the head with your replies about the rear timing cover gaskets leaking oil internal. After replacing cover gaskets, solenoids operate properly and no more engine light. Thanks again for all the help! Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake valve timing control perform b1), P0021 (Intake valve timing control perform b2).
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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L No Start
this vehicle is fixed! thanks for all the replies! the fix was new ckp sensor for the rpm signal, new icm & ign coil for the spark. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0520 (Engine oil pressure sensor signal circuit).
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1992 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Check engine light. VIN: JT2VK13E3N
I have replaced the knock sensor subharness and still had ccode 55 (comes on immediately). . Rechecked both bank 1 and 2 harness to body ground and shielding contact to actual circuit, tested good. Also performed a loaded voltage drop test using a brake light...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDC21V21
Well, as I thought, it was the ecm. Cardone had repaired it twice and insisted it was ok.The ecm would fail when it came under the load of trying to start the car.I guess the coil or injector drivers would fail and shut down ecm. I made Napa purchase a new vw ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Brake lights VIN: WVWRH63B63
Thanks to all for the help. I sent this one to the dealer. Alldata isn't the greatest on the wiring info and I had the rear half the car apart and found grounds good and wiring not rubbed through. The individual that owns the car does not have a lot of money a...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L rear caliper leak VIN: WVWSR61J44
Well guys here is one for the record book.Mike from BC and Lee from the UK hit this one.For some strange reason these TDI models have this as [WTF] a normal condition.I spoke to a friend/shop forman at a VW dealer and he stated the same exact same thing.If the...
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