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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56745
I have a evap code but didn't write it down. I can smell gas in the trunk? Nothing under rt rear frame rail? I've looked through trunk. I can't even find hoses and electrical connector for evap components? All data shows it hanging under rt rear frame rail but...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC13068
Hey guys I got this 08 chevy truck with the codes listed And I have also schedulled an apoint for another customer to bring his 06 chevy sil. Truck for the exact same problem( same codes) . I have taken a look at data stream while taking the trucks for a short... Trouble codes: P0121, P2138, C0161
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L engine VIN: 2B7HB11X91
Van came with idling problems, sputters, choke, no throttle response but all intermittent. Sometimes runs good but all of sudden it all happens. Specially when you stop at light, give gas nothing happens only backfires,sputters.I checked fuel pressure, compres...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L compressor VIN: 1FAFP42X8Y
Scanner shows WOT as soon as compressor starts. Then, compressor stays off and WOT remains on. Substituting another TPS externally, compressor will start when TPS voltage hits 4.6v and WOT will turn off. CCRM is correct part #. Substitute CCRM=same results.
1975 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L clutch
Trying to do an estimate on a clutch job for this little mg. I see engine removal is required.looking for info on labor for clutch r&r. Thanks

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2006 Acura RL 3.5L a/c compressor VIN: JH4KB16586
Hi. I am back. Thanks to every body who responded to my post. Thw car is fixed, partly by us, and partly by the dealer. By us,because we removed a compressor whose clutch was burned and inoperative; and by the dealer, because they took care of the electtical s...
2009 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 2.0L Back-up Lights VIN: WAUDF48H49
The backup message on the comfort CAN is NOT fixed however, the backup lights which were the customer only complain are working now. Unfortunately I had to stop digging in shortly after posting this help request due to lack of progress and customer's commitme...
1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L harsh shift VIN: 4USCJ3326W
ok thank you to all who replied not sure if this was a pre existing condition before engine swap customer stated that cel had been on, but how much info can be gathered from someone who drove an overheating car to the point of meltdown baffles me... so anyway...
2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Brake Pedal VIN: WBAPK5C59B
Thanks to all of you for taking time to respond to my post.This car will never be right. The salt water was up to the radio which was killed and shot down the can.The fuse box and the junction box attached to it where bad.The cas module, the air bag module,the...
2001 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Traction /ABS VIN: 1G6KY54921
Thank you for all the great ideas. we replaced the ABS module check all the powers and grounds that where suggested. There are still issues and we have not resolved the problem. our time is up so we have to close this request.
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L drain VIN: 1GCJK39G22
OK! This is awkward and embarrassing. Several responders suggested eliminating aftermarket equipment. When I did, the BCM went properly to sleep and drain dropped to 10ma. It turns out that the FM modulator for the CD changer pulls 210ma on the memory wire (Ye...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Left drivers outside mirror/drivers power door loc VIN: 1GCHK23264
Hi Group,sorry I have not got a fix yet,customer has not had time to drop truck back off.Most replies said maybe the wiring in the drivers door jamb.I will post fix if he ever gets truck back in. Thanks Jim
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L engine VIN: 3D7KU28W63
Well the time has come for the final report. It's a fail:( The majority of suggustions where to pull the tranny for a broken ft. pump or seized converter. Got the OK and I pulled it, and of course it wasn't the tranny. The engine is still locked!! The boss tol...
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L braking VIN: 1FMCU59H18
Thanks for the info on this. I am going to fix the evap and let the customer know the dealer will have to look at the brakes. Customer said the issue was very intermittent, and I did not personally experience the issue. There were no ABS codes present on th...
1990 GMC Jimmy 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1GKEV18K2L
I never got any replies with the correct test chart and wire diagram of the connector at the back of the IP cluster. I agree that the VSS sensor and wiring to the IP connector are good. That part of the Electronic Speedo Head is good because the scan too reads...
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL387X7
Ended up doing a valve job on this vehicle, machine shop said the sealing quality was bad on several valves. Since they didn't have the valves adjusted at the 30k intervals this is the price they had to pay. Thanks for all the replies Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multipul Cylinder Misfire).
2003 Saab 9-3 Vector 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FF46YX3
We know what we have to do, and agree with Justin that pulling the head is the way to go for ease of doing it. I will comment when we get her fixed thanks for the input! My effort cleaning it was probably a waste of time Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary Air Injection Insufficient flow).
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