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2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G6DN56S45
Car will run fine sometimes but will hesitate or kinda loose power for a brief second. The issue happens intermintanly but mainly when from a stop to a start. Ussaly around 2 or 3 gear. I got a data log on scanner and nothing really sticks out except the oil l...
1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L No Start VIN: 1G1YY22P4R
One for you Good Wrench Guru's. Got this '94 Corvette that had the lock cykinder replaced because original was difficult to turn. After replacement, the car was a no crank with security light on. Shop called me cause I have Tech 2. Ohmed out lock cyliner and f...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L No ECM Communication VIN: 2GCEK19V14
Any help will be very welcome. thank you.
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L evaporator VIN: 1GCNCPEX3B
I have been the only one who has worked on this vehicle since it was new. Complaint was A/C freezing up, should have been simple enough. Did a pressure test, low side going down to about 20 lbs @ 1500 rpm, so I recovered the remaining R134A (had about 14 ozs, ...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2C4GP44530
first of thanks for the help. This van acts like it wants to start, while reading the scan data while cranking the readings on just about every sensor start to fluctuate from high voltage to low voltage. The only way they read normal is if i unplug the cam sen...
1989 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L No Start VIN: 1B7FL69X3K
Friends 1989 dodge Dakota, he part swapped (MAP, temp sensor. ecm, shutdown relay,pick up, coil) this car has a very weak spark and no injection, pin tested ecm with shop key info, all okay. I do not have a scanner for this vehicle. checked everything I can, f...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L missfire VIN: 1D7HE48N16
Hey guys this truck came in with a miss fire on cylinder 5 found fuel injector bad.replace clear.code runs good only thing now is wen I turn truck on wen its bone cold after 24 hours of sitting I will start it up has a shaking from engine if I drive it it goes...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Airbag Light VIN: 1FTYR14U11
Replaced steering column because customer had been struggling with hard shifting for quite some time(due to a bound ud neutral sefety switch(as i discovered after installing new column).so, anyway it shifts nice and easy now,but i have a flashing abs light and...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FTNW21F82
I replaced the hec with a used part with no fix of anything exceot one code cleared. Figured it was a bad used part. I had a guy(electronics guru, brent) come to the shop to check the original cluster. He found multiple issues such as bad relays etc. The clust...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K33
I have a 2003 Liberty 3.7 4x4 Symptoms are: 1) Random multiple missfires (On missfire counter)and CEL 2) Left bank goes to rich, Both Symptoms happen at 1500-or higher RPM's We have codes for random cyl miss fires, CEL comes on, missfire counter shows numerou... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Ride VIN: WDBSK75F34
The vibration was orginaly felt over 50 mph. Since the work has been done the vibration is not felt till over 70 mph. While driving with the cruise on the vibration will become less and then get worse but never goes away. We have not driven the car in order to...
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Starting - Charging VIN: 1N6AD07UX6
Vehicle came in on the hook. No start , tested battery - Good , retested with older manual load tester - Good. Found Fuse faulty , Fuse A 140 amp. Very close to - mounted on the battery terminal. I went to wiring diagram and found this fuse feeds many items in...
2009 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Motor VIN: 4T4BE46KX9
Hey Guys Need Help on this Camry its an 09 4cyl 101K its making a Knocking loud ticking noise only after warm with vehicle in drive with or with out AC On its worse with AC On at low idle speed only if you increase motor speed the Noise is Gone. we have played...

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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Forward Clutch? VIN: WAUAC48H13
Well I went as far as the customer authorized with this car. I test drove it while watching Group 7 and finally had it stall on me two more times (stalling intermittent). Both times when it bucked and jerked until the engine died, the Engine speed matched th...
2007 Cadillac SRX 4.6L delayed engagement in drive VIN: 1GYEE63A27
Ok, I really didn't expect much info on this , but wanted to post for somebody in the future with this problem. The reason the first solenoid pack failed was because the case connector sleeve o-ring was damaged when we installed the first one. Pulled the outer...
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L blend door actuator VIN: 1GNFK16Z52
Thanks to all that replied. I ended up doing the actuator reset, and it works perfectly now.
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L emission VIN: 1G1AL52F25
abroken wire in harness at back of car canstion valve
2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58BX3
Thanks for all the advice guys. Turns out it was coil. Got OE coil in it and after several test drives and sitting and running for awhile the CEL has not returned. Note for the future, OE is the way to go for these. Trouble codes: P2305 (Ignition Coil B Secondary circuit).
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L dipstick
None of my questions were answered so it was sent to the dealer.
2000 Honda Prelude 2.2L Stall VIN: JHMBB6149Y
Thank you all very much for all the suggestions. This turned out to be a weird abnormal case. Someone had wired the front left side marker bulb into the A/C compressor and fan circuit so every time the A/C and/or fans turned on, power would back feed into the ...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Cruise control VIN: SHSRD78864
Alright everyone unfortunately the customer didnt want to pay 1300 to have their cruise control fixed so i cant be 100% sure that i found the only problems but the problems that i found were the cc actuator and the cc control unit/ecu. I could energize the cir...
2004 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L alt VIN: SHSRD78864
Customer has not returned, no funds. Several replies thought it was probably the alt. Some said to check voltage drop on power and ground cables. Some said to use a Denso alt only. I will keep all of this in mind if she returns. Thanks everyone.
2006 Lincoln Town Car Designer Series 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNHM83W46
As always, I appreciate each who took time to offer help. As some suspected, the compressor was faulty again. I never did find any cause for the C1445 code it was giving initially. One of my concerns was if a faulty module might be commanding the compressor to...
1998 Mazda B4000 SE 4.0L Compressor Operation VIN: 4F4YR16X5W
Thank you all who took time to post. At this time the truck is not fixed. We have been from 1 end of this 1 to the other. truck will be back in town on the 17th and we will begin again on it. I will post if we are able to get a solid fix on it.
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