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1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1GCGK29R8V
Howdy. I have this Chevy pickup that the 4x4 is not working at all. The lights on the dash switch come on when key is turned on but not at any other time. Truck stays in 2wd. I have power to and through dash switch and also to actuator. See related repair hist...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L steering VIN: 1G1AJ52F65
I have a car that I am working on for a vibration at 90-100 Kph(60mph)goes away at 120kph. Seemed simple enough, single mom with 2 kids driving on winter tires. Informed that winters tires are for snow should have been changed etc. Checked frontend everything ...
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Bcm VIN: 1G1AL55F86
Car came in with no stop lights. Checked and found BCM was bad. Replaced BCM with new BCM and the stop lights now work.Now the mileage reads 0, air bag light is on for no communication with BCM and the radio read Locked. I have the [...]. I was able to fix ...
2007 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMFK15527
This truck was towed in,customer said truck stalled when taking off from a traffic light.truck starts ang runs for a few seconds and oil pressure light comes on in the info center-not sure if it is related but i have good oil pressure on dash gaug... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected vehicle immobilized), B2425 (Remote keyless entry fault), U0155
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL387X7
Vehicle came in with the cel on, no symptoms from customer. Only code in system was a P0300. Freeze frame showed code sets before closed loop. Kept vehicle over night for a cold soak and at first start up there are sevral misfires on all cylinders, none more t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multipul Cylinder Misfire)
2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L power window VIN: JN8DR09X11
This one for the Nissan techs out there. After replacing the window motor and installing , when you press the switch in auto to close the window , the window would come to full closed and the it rolls down about 6 inches and stops.As far as I know this is the ...
2007 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Radio, AC Control and Information Center VIN: JN8AZ08T17
Hi Guys, this vehicle came into the shop on a tow truck, the fuel pump quit working while driving on the highway, the owner cranked the engine until the battery ran out of charge, we replaced the fuel pump and it started right up after using a booster pack, no...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T1SK12E3S
Thanxs in advance. Camry comes in no start. No inj pulsem no spark. determined it was in a pick up coil. replaces dist. Starts and runs but when it hits 900 rpm ir surges 200 rpm then dies like key shut off. If alt left plugged in it will always die after init...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L Oil pump VIN: WVWEU73C66
This vehicle came in with rattling timing chains and complaints of stalling. After much research and consideration we accepted the challenge of replacing the timing chains and associated parts. This was done using the factory tools and parts all purchased from...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Immobilizer VIN: WAUAC48H74
Thanks to all. i learned a lot about the immobilizer system from audi.i got one key going by disconnecting the battery and erase the memory by connecting the bat. cables together.then turn the ignition on for one i can unlock the doors manually and st...
2000 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Alarm VIN: 3GNGK26U2Y
Thanks guys. New door switch took care of this one.
1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1FABP42E4K
When I bought this car the dash harness was trashed so I had to replace it with a good used one. After checking the components I come to find that are a few connectors in the harness that are not hooked up. I have to do some research and try to find out where ...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L drivetrain VIN: 1J8GW68J92
Hi guys! Thanks to all for the help. Special thanks to Thomas and Steve for the fluid info. As these two men mentioned, all it took was some time and driving to get the friction modifier to soak into the clutch material and the noise went away! What a relief.....
2003 Mazda Protege5 2.0L Charging VIN: JM1BJ24563
Not a "fixed" vehicle but the owner was informed as to the consensus fix, he has the car, was out of town for two weeks and that is that as they say. Thank you all for the repair replies and I will repost if I hear that the vehicle is up and running.
2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L Surge, A/T Overheat light o VIN: JF1SG65613
Thanks for all the quick respones...I flushed the fluid and tested the fluid temperature sensor. The sensor tested fine. Thank you and God Bless all of you...terry Trouble codes: 27 (ATF Fluid Temperature sensor open or short).
2005 Suzuki Forenza S 2.0L Runs fine VIN: KL5JD56Z15
The vehicle came back for another round the other day. I removed the starter first and found that the drive gear had nearly 3/4" free movement, just enough to contact flywheel as a few techs suggested. I had to laugh when I held the starter up to the light and...
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