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2008 Acura MDX 3.7L Accessories VIN: 2HNYD28458
hello I am working on a 2008 mdx that has had electrical issues. car was towed in after the car was jump started backwards. the main 3 leg fuse has 2 windows in it the top one was blown and the bottom one was not. I put in a new fuse from Acura. I then found m...
1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2GCEK19K8R
This truck is a friends and he dropped in a rebuilt 5.7 vortec roller engine, stock crank, cam, heads etc. It ran like crap, we installed 454 injectors and vortec knock sensor, played with base timing and still sucks. Think I know answer to this problem, but w...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L drain VIN: 1GCJK39G22
Personal vehicle. Drain kills battery when parked over a week. When driven every day ok. Disconnected On-Star, Cell equipment, and GPS equipment. Removed Stereo and accessories. What else is there to deal with? Been this way for a while and getting tired of re...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.0L Navigation VIN: 2CNFLFEYXA
I need all the GM Techs help on this one. The problems I am having are with the Navigation and clock, oddly enough. The navigation loses it previous destinations and resets to the Washington DC area after turning the vehicle off and back on, but its not every ...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L charging system VIN: 1YVHP80C25
note, found no codes related to problem or charging system .after installing used alternator from another mazda car battery light was off for about 45 minutes and then came back on .
2008 Mercedes-Benz R350 3.5L door lock VIN: 4JGCB56E68
Hi Guys; This 08 R350 came in with the front passenger door lock not functioning at all. Dealer diagnosis claimed the whole lock/latch assembly needed to de replaced. The dealer special ordered the part and had it in stock. Customer requested I get the part f...
2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29502
When the car arrived here,it was very hard starting,like it was flooded with fuel.once it started,it smoothed out and idled normally.after sitting for awhile,it was tough starting again.i initially suspected a valve timing problem,but after getting those compr... Trouble codes: P0017 (Cam/crank correlation b1sensor2)

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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULF78K29
The customer is going to sell the car. The consensus was that is a lower end problem. Several suggested that gummed up rings could possibly be freed up by chemicals. The consensus was also that extended oil change intervals were the major contributing facto...
1997 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L 4wd VIN: 1GCGK29R8V
Thanks guys. The fix ended up being a new tccm. The tccm's in these older models are not programable.
2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC56R28
replace spark plugs with oe Mitchel is unclear on mileage spark plug replacement called dealer they say 30k reseal upper intake when doing plugs clear code car has been out for a while cust say no problems runs great ? Trouble codes: P2175.
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L trans, diff? VIN: 4S3BG6851W
Hey guys. Im sorry im just closing this. Also sorry I dont have a fix to post yet. We've been slammed at work and I havent been able to make my car a priority. Just to follow up, there are no codes in the system, the trans oil/temp light works and is off, the ...
1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Cooling fans VIN: 4S3BD6751W
After pulling the correct relays (first position in relay box under hood and third in instrument panel fuse box) I was able to determine that the voltage in second test of the flow chart was under 10 volts. At this point I knew it had to be a connection at the...
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