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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L L/F Axle Seal VIN: 1GNET16S45
Hello, We have a repeat left front axle seal leak on this 05 Chevy Trailblazer. We replaced the seal again this Friday afternoon with another GM seal. The vehicle was not driven and was left sitting in the shop over the weekend. No leak observed under vehicle...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L Misfire
This truck has a constant miss. After killing each injector with a scan tool I found no change when killing #5. I replaced #5 injector and had no change so I swapped the new #5 injector with #4 and blew air through the tubes to make sure they were clear. Teste...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPX12584
runs rough at codes.engine also makes a slight knocking sound.Local dealer said could be cam phasers/sensors.apparently the sensors need at least 14 psi to operate,however the new phasers need less to work.I would like to get any info before ripping in...
2001 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 6.0L brakes VIN: 1GTHK24U31
Pickup came to shop with ABS System activates under normal breaking. 2 codes C0226 and C0265. Replaced EBCM Relay and Left and right front wheel sensors. Replaced the right side cus of the high mileage on vehicle. (146,000 work truck and rusty). All abs system...
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Crank VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
This 1999 ml320 was towed in for no crank tests we performed no fault found when you go to start all insterment warning light not com on only light you see abs. Srs. Ran scan no cult chick ok chick relay is ok but ther is no signal gowing to starter...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE 3.3L 2-3 shift flare/slip VIN: 5TDBA22C94
first of all I am not a transmission guy however customer brought this Toyota in from a quick lube place who tried to scan for a no 2-3 shift problem the issues just happened out of the blue with no warning or previous indication of a tans problem code was a p...

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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GCHK232X5
Thanks again for all the responses to this Chevrolet diesel misfire. We do not have access to a Tech 2 scan tool. Using suggestions from the responses, I checked cylinder balance and found it varied from .2 (cyl. #1) to 1.5 (cyl. #7). There was no fuel in t... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (Misfire cylinder 1), P0302 (Misfire cylinder 2), P0307 (Misfire cylinder 7).
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L air bag VIN: 3GNDA23P76
I replaced the clock spring a second time and now the car is fixed, thank you all Keith
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S18
I installed and reprogrammed a used computer due to the cost of a new computer because we were not 100% sure this was the problem. It has been a couple of weeks since the repairs and customer has not complained of any issues yet. Trouble codes: P0651 (Loss of 5-volt reference Circuit 2).
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L MIL Lamp on
Thank for all the help This one is a fix, had a leak on the filler neck rubber hose. The hose was rubbing on the frame, very had to find with smoker. The frame was sealing off the hole in the hose. After replacing the part the smoker could now hold pressure. Trouble codes: P0457 (Cap loss or missing).
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Low Power VIN: 1FMSU41P73
Unfortunately, this truck is not fixed. The customer only brought it in for a second opinion on the injectors and only approved 1 hour labour. This truck intrigues me though, so I have been checking a few things on my spare time as for some reason the custom...
1996 Honda Accord LX 2.2L No Start VIN: 1HGCD7239T
Well, when reading James from Cali's post "this could be too easy" That's when my head became clear. It is easy, not sure why i was trying to make it more than that. I did find that the rotor had melted out of time. Got another distributor, this one new from h...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: JN8DR09Y32
I am closing this help request without a fix. I haven't had time to look into it further. Most of the replies had already been checked or didn't apply. Thanks
2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L High Idle VIN: YS3EH49G02
Morning all, What I found is that this thing has TBI problems and another garage tried messing with the idle screws and tried to reposition the sensors on the side. So I suggested to the customer to replace the TBI as a unit. Dealer has two of these on the she...
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