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2009 Buick Lucerne CX 3.9L No Start
Thanks in advance to all replies my apologies for not having the vin number 09 lucerne came in no fuel no start noticed interior fuse box burned at fuel pump relay on #30 circuit after reading several posts about fuse panel problems we change interior fuse box...
1998 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WX12K1W
Car came into shop hydro locked bent rod so we put a motor in it .never heard it run . Get the car running it runs like shit . Fuel trims long t- 16 and short term at idle 8 checked for vac leaks found plastic in take egr melted dumping coolant on the 2/4/6/ C...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L Ebcm VIN: 1GCEC39J69
Hello my fellow technicians I have been working on this 2009 Chev Silverado 1500 for the last couple of weekends. The Customers concern is the stabilatrac and esc are not working and ABS light is on. I Scanned the vehicle for DTC's and got codes that relate t...
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Proximity alarm VIN: SAJWA71B96
This car is otherwise in perfect condition, visibly and mechanically. The front and rear proximity warning alarms go off randomly. Does anyone know how to simply disable this system? Cannot pull the fuse as other systems share this fuse. Just want them off, do...
1993 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Timing Belt? VIN: 4N2DN11W2P
Towed in nissan with a crank no start, engine spins freely like broken timing belt, found distributor not turning, told my tech to pull timing belt cover, and if belt is broken put one on to check for valve damage..hence the debate--he states it;s interference...
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA31AX1
One for you Asian afficianodos. Got this 01 Maxima that had the clutch replaced. Vin says it is auto trans but this is a manual. After clutch replacement, started experiencing extended crank. Checked on Identifix and and found cases of pos crank sensor being e...
2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Instruments VIN: YV1TS92D12
Thanks in advance for your help. I do not have Volvo VIDA. I am using a Snap-on Solus w/euro and the latest update. The instruments cluster goes out 20 sec after startup, preceded by a "Brake Failure" message and a SRS warning lamp. This only happens when the ...

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2004 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L Xenon lamps VIN: WAUVC68E24
The vehicle has left till the customer decides what he wants to do. I have received tech info from the new service manual which should be helpful when I see the car again Thanks to the folks who took time to respond to this matter. Apart from receiving a co...
2008 Audi S6 5.2L Headlights VIN: WAUDN74F28
Sorry for the delay in my response, I want to thank Robert [...], for there responses. I had to wait until the owner could bring his vehicle in again. You do indeed have to remove the head light assembly comple...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L hub VIN: 2GCEK13T05
Thanks to everyone who responded. The bearing hub issue in my opinion was bearing quality related. Our test and fix was to replace the bearing and knuckle with used parts. after more than 500 miles there are no issues with the bearing. as on the bearing so ...
1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1J4FY49S7X
Thanks to Denny, Andy, Kenneth, Larry, and Raymond for taking time to reply. Andy and Kenneth, checked the endplay at about .004 so we new that wasn't a problem. Larry, the dist sync was checked with a scope and it was o.k. Raymond, I thought about the fact t... Trouble codes: P1391 (Intermittent loss of cam or crank).
2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Air Suspension VIN: SALAE25445
This appears to be fixed. Most said air suspension ECU required reflash for new compressor and they were correct. Customer took the vehicle to the dealer for this and all seems well so far. Len suggested checking the struts for leaks and sure enough I found t...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Marker Lights
this one is fixed when the body shop put the front end together they swapped the crash sensor connector for the marker lights.they both have the same connector.thanks again for all the help.
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Front SAM VIN: 4JGBB75E06
Replaced the front fusebox and truck now starts! Replaced fusebox based on the only flagged code pertaining to a relay in the fusebox. Thanks for the suggestions.
2011 Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid 3.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WP1AE2A21B
Hi dear friends, there is no codes about pump, so i removed thermostat and it was the problem it was jammed, i will replace on monday and provide an update. thanks a lot for your help. att. Xavier.
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L No Start VIN: 1NXBR12E0X
Thanks all for the responses that I received.It just so happens that the chain tensioner failed.Unfortunately the customer does not want the car repaired.The conclusion that I came up with is the tensioner failed because the oil was so deluted from the gas get...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWSA29M2Y
No start was engine speed sensor-customer did not want to get into dash issue. Robert from Oregon provided an interesting point: disconnecting tail lights prevented dash lights illuminating w/ brake pedal pressed, RH tail light socket was completely corroded. ...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTH69M13
This thing was very strange. I couldn't read fuel trims while it was running poorly. Short and long term both were at 0 the whole time. First I found a leaking canister purge hose, not visibly but with a smoke test it leaked. That helped a lot. Found another c... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire), P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire).
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