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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L rear defroster VIN: WAUDL74F45
Rear window defroster is not working, I have checked the 40a fuse at the right rear, the relay has power from the fuse and the relay ground is ok. I removed the relay and checked it, ok. checked the data block in the hvac ecu and it shows the button on/off whe...
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1984 BMW 633CSi 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBAEB840XE
Customer originally called with complaint of low power. Car was finally towed in as a no start. After replacing reference sensors on bell housing the car started. We are now back to the original problem. When you accelerate there is occasionally a hesitation, ...
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1998 BMW 328is 2.8L Ign key spins VIN: WBABG1324W
I'm looking for specific info on the ignition lock assembly. This is my own car. Occasionally, when ign key inserted, it just spins. Has always done this since owning car for past eight years. Returning key to "0" position, withdraw and start over again it wo...
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2008 Buick LaCrosse CX 3.8L Heating VIN: 2G4WF58248
Vehicle continues to lose sufficient heat temp at idle and has long warm up times in the morning. No codes, manual heat controls and hot/cold changes with control knob.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23214
thanks in advance , this truck is a 2004 silverado with a 6.6l duramax. vehicle is a snow plow truck. customer was plowing with it with outside temps at -10f when it stalled. brought to shop and we were thinking fuel gel issues as the tank and lines were comp... Trouble codes: P0670
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Z85 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19625
Truck intermittantly won't start. leave set and will then start. The B2960 is the code set. Will this cause a no-start? customer has tried both keys with no change. Couldn't find any bulletin on this. Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: B2960 (Key code incorrect but valid.)
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2003 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L heat VIN: 2C4GP44L53
this vehicle has been to 2 other shops, and had kit z installed to try to solve a no heat issue. vehicle runs fine and temp stays within range 185-210, still very little to no heat both hoses in and out of core hot at operating temp. block tested again still n...
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2005 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L abs VIN: 2D4FV48V35
Hello to all again. We have this 05 Magnum that we can not seem to get the air out of brake system. It originally had a bad line to the left rear wheel. We repaired line and did basic bleed procedures also did pressure bleed and then we went to bleed ABS with ...
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2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Battery VIN: 2D4GP44L76
Hello folks, the problem with this 2006 dodge grand caravan is that the battery gets discharged overnight - I was not sure at first if with this setup (chrysler's integrated Power module system) if a parasitic drain of almost 13 volts was normal but then again...
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2007 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 6.7L Starting VIN: 3D6WG46A87
Happy new year techs, thanks for reading! I have a dodge that died going down the road and what appears to be a no communication issue from the ecm. ive tried two different snap on scan tools and when viewing ecm data I get "no data available for this selectio...
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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 6.7L steering brakes VIN: 3D7LP2EL6A
need some direction/advise. customer has a 2010 ram 2500 diesel and we hear a hissing noise from under the dash by steering column and brake area. sounds exactly like a vacumn booster leaking. noise goes away with the slightest touch of the brake pedal or slig...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L motor noise VIN: 1FTWX32S1X
noise at 2000-2500 rpm range in gear going down road only does not happen in park or neutral...sounds like valve train .. but unable to verify since it doesnt happen in shop only on test drive...already had cams off and all journals were good.. any help would ...
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2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L will not come out of 4 wheel high VIN: 1FMZU74E82
no code and wheels still trimble when wheels are turn motor was replaced and module for the 4 wheel auto. I have taken apart the transfer case and can't find anything wrong. Does any one how to check the clutch coil assy??? ps the motor is working and the butt...
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2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L no reverse or drive VIN: 1FTYR44E93
Have an 03 Ranger with a 5r55w. No reverse and no drive. Manual 1 & 2 both hold good. Owner said he has had an intermittent feeling of slippage and thought he was hitting an ice patch but now it won't move except in the manual ranges. I thought this would be e...
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2003 Ford Mustang Mach I 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP42RX3
This one has lifter noise on the right head . This not the normal 4.6 this is the d.o.h.c. I removed the v/c/ and found 2 lifters colasped . Identifix says to remove the rear cam cap and check for debrie non found i also did not see a orfice but i do see a loo...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no boost VIN: 1FTSX31PX5
Hello,I have this 6.0 diesel that will set a code p0046 after second start up each time codes are cleared. we have replaced the engine harness, which we found evidence of heat damage. We also replaced the VGT solonoid & egr valve. MY question is am I missing s... Trouble codes: P0046
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2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FBNE3BL1B
This van came to us with an oil pressure light on concern. Verified low oil pressure with a manual gauge. The motor is quiet with no codes. The owner just purchased the van as is with no factory warranty. We have heard the oil pumps leak internaly causing low ...
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1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L brake pedal VIN: 1GKDT13W3X
Greetings from Seattle! (Go Hawks!) The brake pedal on this Jimmy intermittently goes to the floor when coming to a slow stop, especially when turning. We have changed the master with two NEW units, flushed the brake system several times, disconnected front tw...
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1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 6.5L Transmission VIN: 1GTGK29F7X
Hi. Truck was driven to shop in 1st gear with no shift. Batteries died before we could scan for codes so none were present. Pan had heavy shavings and burnt fluid. Installed used 4l80e trans. during road test tranny would only shift at 3500rpm all gears up to...
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2007 GMC Canyon WT 2.9L No Start VIN: 1GTCS14917
we have an intermittent no start caused by loss of class 2 data line from PCM to BCM,PCm not getting security-crank signal, also looses communications with SRS and ABS modules,lab scoped class 2 wires and no signal. all other modules will communicate at all ti... Trouble codes: U1000
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2000 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L engine VIN: JHLRD2848Y
car runs fine but comes up with code P1399 which is not in Mitchell on demand but has codes for misfires on all four cylinders my question is what is code p1399 have to do with misfires on four cylinders it has fresh tune up with fuel filter any help would be ...
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2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L Misfire
Car came in November and had a miss in 3 cylinders and a P0300 - Random misfires. Traced the problem to worn plugs (never had a tuneup and had water in the gas. We did the tuneup - plugs and ignition wires, drained the remaining fuel from the tank, put in mid-... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder misfire cylinder number 3)
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7L MIL Lamp on
hello, This one is kicking my tail, car came in with a SES lite on with code PO2422 checked out vent valve and replaced it. also disassembled connections on the Canister system cleaned out the vent pipe from canister to pipe back to the gas filler neck Blew th... Trouble codes: 2422 (vent port clogged)
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4GW58S6X
Just replaced Engine with know good running engine, (removed by me) from a donor vehicle. 110k on used engine. started up great, ran great and quiet. could rev up engine without issue. problem is after running for 5-10 minutes it idles great, smooth and quiet.... Trouble codes: P0131 (o2)
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF48S01
Where do I begin? Jeep came in with intermittent misfire and "check engine light" on. NOTE: Condition of vehicle over all is poor; Engine mechanically sounds good, but engine & bay covered in oil, p/s fluid, brake fluid, etc. A/C compressor removed from mount ... Trouble codes: 303 (Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected), 443 (EVAP Emission Control System Purge Valve C Fault), 1389 (No ASD Relay Output Voltage at PCM), 1491 (Radiator Fan Ctrl Relay Circ)
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2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L compressor VIN: 1J4GL58525
When the car was started and the A/C system was turned on from inside the car, no signal came to the compressor. The car ran for 5-10 minutes while I tried to check for power, first at the pressure switch located on the receiver/dryer where there was no voltag...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L knocking noise VIN: 1J8GS48K87
Car came to the shop with a slight knoking noise on aceleration coming from the engine or transmission area you heard it more from the botton of vehicle and if you touch the transmission tail you can fill the knock, it will do the noise on park or drive but it...
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2008 Kia Spectra5 SX 2.0L cam timing VIN: KNAFE16198
I just replaced the head gasket and timing belt on this Kia and now its throwing a P0016 code. I've double checked the timing belt for correct timing and that is ok. My question is on the cam timing. The intake sprocket has a dot on it but the exhaust sprocket...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVHP80D83
Vehicle wont start cold-needs ECU-dealer wants $650 + reprogram-claim they cant reprogram used or anyone else s rebuilt ECU-just want to know if they are being truthful or do I have any other options-thanks in advance
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBHA28E3T
Vehicle was sold as used. was towed in crank no start mil on only code was p0600 check on alldata code is not in the system. did find a tsb af42.31-u-6001a for no start with p0603 as one poss. code to check for moisture/corrosion at bas module this vehicle doe... Trouble codes: P0600
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L left bank ignition VIN: WDBPJ78J01
So car came in with po307,308,309,310,311,312. I started with sparkplugs, still misfire complete left bank. I then replaced entire coilpack and still misfires.Vacuum readings do not indicate plugged exhaust. Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks!!!
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Ignition switch VIN: WDB2100651
Hi guys I have this 2000 e320 model 210 that has a problem with key not turning and central locking unlocking will not work but the red light on key fob works. Replaced key fob battery still nothing. Removed EIS module and tapped by hand and turning key and al...
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2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Lights & Windows VIN: WMWMF3C52A
Vehicle came in with INOPERATIVE: Turn Signal, Windows, Dome Light. Instrument Panel Lights, Head Lights. Scanned with AUTOLOGIC Tool; Quick Test Report: TU78202 VEHICLE R56 COOPER 3 door Coupe Engine N12 Driver's side Left Country USA 08:39 07/01/2014 --- ---...
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2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWSU3C50B
Came in with a check engine light. We have a launch x431 scan tool. Codes pulled are manufacturer codes-no p codes were available. First code for immobilizer I believe is not related to issue. Checked All Data for information. Found the 2863 code is the same a... Trouble codes: 2FD9, 28B4, 2863 (valvetronic power limitation)
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2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L main fuse VIN: JN8AZ08T73
car was towed in 1 week ago, no start. temps in the below zero. would not jump. customer stated car started and ran for a few seconds, then there was a loud noise and the engine shut off, all power in dash off. found main 120 amp fuse blown on pos terminal ass...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Surge VIN: WP0AA2991X
Hi Porsche guys, this car is kicking my butt! 1999 Carrera, vehicle drives great, except the idle will surge between 800 and 1300 rpm after it warms up. I have installed a new idle control valve, maf sensor, oil separator valve. all of which have done absolut...
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2003 Subaru Outback 2.5L abs Light
Hello Friends, I have this 2003 Subaru Outback wagon with a 2.5 engine. When the customer drives it, sometimes the ABS light will flash.The customer has had a lot of brake repair done about a year ago, in another shop including complete brake job and also repl...
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2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 3-4 shift hot VIN: 4T1BE32K72
Has 3-4 shift when cold, not when hot. I do not have transmission information or I would check the wiring to these solenoids p0758 is shift sol.B and p1760 is linear sol. for line pressure. Thanks in advance.
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2007 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L No Start, Dead battery at time VIN: 3VWRW31C37
Checked for short circuits etc none found but fuel pump runs after shut down, car and f/pump will run with f/pump relay out of car, start car and ecu relay powers up car runs but ecu relay and fuel pump does not power down when key turned off and removed may s...
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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L extended crank time. VIN: YV1SZ59265
Hello all it's been a while but we aren't finding the information we need to further test this unit. When the vehicle first came in it would crank for extended time and eventually start. We put a fuel pressure gauge on it and there was no fuel pressure. We cra...
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2005 Acura TL 3.2L Left rear brake VIN: 19UUA66205
Sorry for the delay, the Holidays, well you know...This vehicle never acted up again.Some suggested that we go OE, others suggested hanging calipers and hoses on it and maybe we should have.Our normal policy is replacing calipers and hoses with brake work if t...
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2003 Audi S8 4.2L fuel gauge VIN: WAUGU44D13
Thank you for all the replies, we pull both sending units out again and manually test the circuit by moving the float, seen all work ok. Customer just run out of patient and want [...] the cluster or...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L engine VIN: 1GCGG25R5X
a lot of you said the spider assy was the problem a lot said vacuum leaks no vacuum leaks what I think is the exhaust valve was pulling thru the seat or maybe a crack in the head but customer declined any more work didn't want to put and engine in it or even p...
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2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Fast idle VIN: 1GNFK13077
thanks for the help on this Tahoe. I had cleaned the throttle body, but didn't realize that an idle relearn was needed. I relearned the idle with the scanner and all worked fine. I'm not sure why the vehicle lost power for them. Customer has had vehicle for a... Trouble codes: P0121 (Tps 1 performance), P2119 (Throttle closed position performance), P2135 (Not sure of definition).
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Gauges, doors, ignition VIN: 2G1WB58K38
Ignition switch. It has been two weeks, and no problem with the car. I guess the communication codes were there because the BCM was not getting voltage from the switch. Thank you guys very much!!!
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1C3EL56U31
Thanks everyone installed oem dealership part. Vehicle ran perfect. I did change both crank and cam sensor. Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21F5Y
Nothing unusual here. Like I said I do not have the truck here. Most all agree that it's back to basics. Not related to fuel pump. What is actual engine temperature? Was the correct part number O.E. thermostat used? I suspect an aftermarket or defective thermo...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Power Steering And power brakes
Thanks to all that have replied. I wanted to explore a stuck regulator valve but once I took it all apart, realized it was going to need a corroded pressure line replaced and removed the pressure regulator it was only 4 10mm bolts away from being replaced. I...
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2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 1FMYU02B33
Well!!! thisone is done on the books...as I mentioned before I had tryed allready a TPS AND IAC with no success. also checked for vaccum leaks. as it turns out there was a very very snall vaccum leak betwen the vaccum port for the EVAP system and the solenoid... Trouble codes: 90507 (EVAP system RPM above expecter).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF37P94
We finally got it, everybody was right on, high pressure oil leak. We took shop air and shot it in at icp sensor and grounded the injector control solenoid. The ball caps & dummy plugs leaking, replaced and all is well!!! THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP!!! WI...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L Lifter VIN: JNKCA21A3X
Thanks for input guys. The research I did on iATN and the web produced the same results, mostly. As I had pointed out before the engine sounded like cylinder number one valves needed to be adjusted and I pulled the valve cover to check them. Instead of being l...
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2011 Jaguar XJ L 5.0L pads
thanks for the two replys,but i had to send it to the dealer did not have the right scanner to put the rear caliper pistons back in ,looks like i will have to get one soon ..
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L rear door locks VIN: SALTY16423
yes I found what I needed from mike and phil. the trees were in the way of the my seeing the forest. the customer did not even understand the purpose of the superlock. replaced the latches and all is well. thanks for all the help.
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L hvac VIN: SALSH23497
i am sorry the customers still haven't coming back for repair.. thanks for everyone help.
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2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Stall VIN: JM3ER29307
Thanks for all the help. The problem was the fuel pressure resistor connector. It was corroded to the point that when I unplugged it the terminals were not there. The connector was once before repaired it looked like. There was heat shrink near the plug, looks...
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2008 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L power assist VIN: 4F2CZ02Z18
First of all, thanks for the rapid response. The customer has declined repairs due to the cost. She has decided to live with it until the problem is more persistant, which, as I told her, would probably get worse...says she will trade it in if that happens.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L abs VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Another one down the road thanks to the pros on iatn. The first reply I got suggested looking carefully at the tone rings while rotating the wheel slowly. The gaps in the left front did appear uneven visually, but when Ola described fixing a near identical pr...
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2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33527
Thanks to all the Mini experts. Eduardo seemed to nail this one on the head & Martin had the same suggestion. After retiming exhaust camshaft (not sure how it got out of time in the first place). I did not have the tools or ability to reset adaptations so I se... Trouble codes: P0015 (B camshaft position- timing over retarded), P0014 (B camshaft position over advanced), P0017 (Crankshaft position- camshaft correlation).
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L strut VIN: 1N4AL11D83
unfortunately, the customer had to pick up the car and I don't think the car will be coming back in anytime soon. our next step would have been to replace the strut and top with KYB. thanks for all the replies and if it does come back in to be fixed I'll updat...
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1997 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L iginition lock cylinder VIN: 1G3HN52K3V
Thanks everyone, I went for traditional fix, new lock cylinder and new keys, works great. Thanks
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1993 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Cylinder Piston VIN: JT3VN39W6P
I wish Iatn had an option to extend the time before closing a case. I got the block back from the machinist. One burned valve was found in addition to the 4 wall damage in the one cylinder. I started assembly yesterday only to find physical damage on two of...
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2008 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L park lights VIN: JTDKB20UX8
replaced drivers side junction box/fuse panel assy.open circuit between fuse 15 load side and pins 33,15,29,10 and the glove box light pin (I didn't write that number down).
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2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L balance shaft assbly
This one is fixed, whoever had been in there before had all sorts of markings and it really is quite simple. On the drive and slave gear there are match marks, one mark on slave at 3 o'clock and the drive gear is at 9 o'clock, and when these are matched the f...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Vibration VIN: YV1LZ56DXY
HI, EVERY ONE THE PROBLEM WAS TORQUE CONVERTER , FLASH THE TRANI. AND INSTALLED REMAN T.C. THANKS AGAIN TO ALL AND HAPY NEW YEAR.
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L blower motor VIN: YV1RS61R71
Thanks for the quick replys. The overall concensus was that the blower motor contacts were getting iced up. To me, I don't think that was the problem. 'The customer never brought the vehicle back for me to test for voltage drops, so I have very little informat...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L aux vacuum pump VIN: YV1TS92D03
Customer has not been back in yet. Most replies question brake booster, suspecting a vacuum leak. The old rule was to hold down pedal and listen for hiss (leak), engine running or off, indicating a leaking booster. I hear nothing. Pat from CT says there's ...
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