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2002 Audi A4 1.8L abs VIN: WAUZZZ8E82
just fitted a stop light switch,now brakes come on when driveing,oedal goes hard ,not releasing,code says basic setting,am using das 708 scanner,what process do i do eg channel no,no problem before fitting switch,put old switch back in same problem, any clues.
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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Starts cold then die VIN: WAUAT48H13
Can start right up and pull in and out of shop. After 5 mins starts miss firing and shuts off. No start till cool. Had many codes for all kinds of things. Clear all codes and I get P3041 in engine and P1787 in auto trans. I have the VCDS pulling codes and will... Trouble codes: P3041, P1787
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L left valve cover VIN: WBAGL63452
customer came in with an oil leak from the left valve cover. after researching we decided to go all the way with new valve cover, bolts and gasket from the BMW dealer. installed and yes went through the many step torque sequence. road tested all clean and dry....
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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Hesitation VIN: WBANB53506
I need update the i level software, first time doing this with Peter David software and Icom, most connector. measure plans are 4 pages long, need to know if any modules will need to be replaced. plans show new module part numbers, trying Fix in Service bullet...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L adaptive headlights VIN: WBAVB33506
Car was brought in from a body shop, after all repairs where done on vehicle adaptive headlights don't work, and malfunction indicator is on on message display. technician did a little research and discover that the replacement head light assy. that the body s...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on, long crank VIN: WBAVB33596
The engine has a long crank 80% of the time and then stumbles and runs poorly, sometimes will stall. It will restart, sometimes ok sometimes not. The oil cap seems to be leaking some oil but may have been some oil spilled when filling but seems fresh and wet. ... Trouble codes: 2A2F, 2A2E, 29CD, 29D9, 2DEC, 2F0D
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1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23E6M
We have this 1991 Camaro in the shop. It was towed in. It has TBI. The owner states the car's battery was going bad last fall when he stored it for the winter. He removed the battery and let it sit covered until a few weeks ago. He says the vehicle ran great w...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L Remote keyless entry VIN: 2G1WF52E51
While chasing some gremlins, I disconnected the RKE system,it is a GM add-on. Module #[...],(VKE1000)?. Symptoms stopped so I removed the system.(I have remove tons of aftermarket alarm and RKE system causing problems) Bottom line is it eventually turn out ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC19XX5
Hey iATN members. 2005 Cheysenne w/ 4.3 L. Truck died while driving and now it only cranks but will not start. Towed into shop. Diaged: fuel @ 58 psi koeo, fuses are all good, NO COMMUNICATION W/ Any of the modules. I'm convinced that this is my problem, the n...
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2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No Start, start & dies @ times VIN: 1GNES16S85
Back w/ another problem (challenge). I've been working on this for a couple of days trying to figure why it don't start. This is what i have done: a. All fuses are good includig PCM I fuse. b. New fuel pump and pressure is at 60 psi koeo. c. Spark is good, che...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13388
Truck is running fine, O2 sensors are switching and not setting codes, only code P1174 keeps coming back within 2 miles. Short term fuel trims are switching + to -. Long term is -24. Not setting any other codes. I have read the tsb about he injectors, but I do... Trouble codes: P1174
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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, ...
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1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L a/c compressor VIN: 1B7JC26Z3R
Have by passed high and low pressure switches and fuses,the blower works in all position's so I'm thinking either the switch or powertrain control module,I also switched relays with no change.I'm wanting to varify my thinking before I go any farther. Thinks in...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Instrament Cluster VIN: 2B5WB35Z81
The battery goes dead intermitantly.Some times the battery will go dead in a week and other times it will go dead in 2 weeks.Originally the gas gauge would go to full when you shut key off.This did not happen all the time.Also the oil gauge would go up too.unp...
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2006 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Compressor VIN: 1D7HA18N26
This RAM is driving me nuts. Compressor locks up within 3 days of install. Day of installation system will cool properly with good pressures. Veryified system was cooling with scan tool. Evap. temp sensor reading 38-35 deg. Then on or about day 3 the compresso...
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2008 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HD48N58
Car came in with this code and the first thing I was funtional test to purge solenoid scan data goes from mA300 to mA600, purge duty cycle to % 64 I can feel the rpm drop on engine but scan data on purge flow remains at 0 gms at itiimmediately throws "p0443 pu... Trouble codes: P0443
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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L Engine or transmisson noise VIN: 1D7RV1GP4A
Tech's, I have a 2010 Dodge Ram1500 4.7 automatic 4x4 here with a very slight rotational squeak. This truck came to me from a body shop. The OE engine was damaged in a roll over accident. the engine was replacement with a LKQ supplied rebuilt engine. The repla...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Hesitation, limp mode VIN: 1FTSW31P34
Hey guys, I have a problem truck I have inherited from another tech that is getting the best of me. This ford has a very intermittent APP/TAC problem. Randomly the truck will go into forced idle/limp mode and throw P2104, and P2138 codes. The other codes I li... Trouble codes: P2104 (TAC system - Forced Idle), P2138 (Throttle/Peddle Position sensor/Switch D/E correlation), P2139 (TP/APP sensor/switch D/F voltage correlation), 2140 (TP/APP sensor/switch E/F voltage correlation)
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2005 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L options work VIN: 1FTPW12575
Good afternoon, I have a 2005 Ford F150 that was towed in for a no start. Key on dash lights up like normal, but starter does not turn on crank. Found blown PCM fuse replace it and same condition. Scan tool shows no communication and there is no ground signal ...
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2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L drive line vibr VIN: 1FTRF12215
hi guys and gals,, looking for ideas on this one,,kind of a ghost vibration(violent shudder at times)felt in the seat of pants and basically through the entire truck,,it seems to come and go,,when it does happen the customer says its bead enough that he wanted...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V36
Hi guys, hoping for some help here with a vehicle thats eating our lunch. The mil light comes on, no other symptoms at all. the code is a P128A (cyl head temp sensor ckt or open shorted) Code/light came on and we couldnt find any problems with the vehicle, cle...
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2007 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA52277
looking for some help with communication pcm.. I have this van 4.2l that will make a pop noise in air filter like pop pop pop as that is happening the theft light is flashing with the noise also battery light flashes with noise and theft light in time.. scoped...
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2010 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Front Control Panel VIN: 1FAHP2EW1A
Car came in with intermittent failure of the AC/Radio console and no turn signals or high beam indicators on dash. Car also needed to be jumped this morning. Everything was good when I drove it. Got it to my bay and opened the door and the complaint occured....
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2013 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L turn signals VIN: 2FMDK3KC2D
Verified good bulbs. I tested all the fuses, ok. Even the one that goes to the tow harness. 4 way hazards flash normal. Both signals flash as if they have a bad bulb or a led without a resistor. Verified all turn signal bulbs are incandescent. No flasher in th...
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2001 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Front Differential VIN: 1GKEK63U61
Hi all, We have a 2001 GMC Yukon Denali that is AWD. This vehicle originally came to our shop with the front differential locked up after driving on the highway(no complaints of it binding while turning). We do not rebuild differentials, and decided to replac...
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S74
thanks for any help - this envoy came in with po171 lean condition - & air pump codes - replace siezed air pump & divertor valve on side of block,replaced spark plugs due to milage . smoke tested intake system hot & cold - found no leaks - disconnected brake b... Trouble codes: P0171
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2007 Hummer H3 3.7L Unknown VIN: 5GTDN13E37
hi i have a 07 hummer h3 with a fault code co327 encoder circuit malfunction. has anyone ever seen this the message center says service 4 wd and sensa trac.thanks for any help jim
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2005 Infiniti G35 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: JNKCV51E95
Need some help/advise I have this infiniti and when in manual shift mode the 2-3 shift has a slight bump to it the 2-3 shift in regular drive mode is fine. He took the car to the dealer and they told him it needs a valvebody. They didnt note how they came to t...
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2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L Charging VIN: 1J8FT47W87
jeep came in with loud Alternator noise and no charge. Replaced Alt and the noise went away but still no charge. I have batt voltage at the b+ on the alt. the field control is suppoed to have about 1.5v at idle. and I do not have it. The scan tool has a test t...
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2010 Kia Sportage LX 2.0L esc VIN: KNDKG3A49A
The car left the shop and has been drove for about 300 miles with no issues and the lady was driving down the road and the ESC, ABS, and Brake light came on and went back off. She dropped it off with me and i checked everything that i had replaced before to ma...
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2000 Lexus LX470 4.7L Interior VIN: JT6HT00W4Y
I wonder if anyone has experience a problem like this. this car has a buzzing sound (beeping) coming from cluster (gauges)when the key is turn to the on position with engine running or not,like if something was left on, but there is no warning lights on dash,w...
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JM1NB3539Y
This vehicle came in with the customer complaint that the car was running poorly then over the period of a couple of days got to the point where it would start and stall or just not start. They installed new plus, wires, coils and a crank sensor to no avail. C... Trouble codes: P0339
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2007 Mazda 3 Mazdaspeed 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK34M87
I need help.. This vehicle overheated and needed the head machined. The chain , guide, oil control valve, cam actuator, oil and filter were replaced after the head was repaired and reinstalled. Dtc p0012 coded after the head was installed and that is why the o... Trouble codes: P0012
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L check engine light VIN: WDBCA39E7M
i have a check eng light that flickers intermittantly. the car doesnt offer a data stream. it idles around 900 rpm. ive checked the ovr and idle control module, both seem ok.ive been told the cel is only for an o2 sensor. i have replaced that and checked the w...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Headlamp switch
OK, just want a quick opinion here. I have my customer's '95 SL320 in the shop and the wire between the Headlamp switch and the ignition switch is toasty/crispy. It obviously had a short. The insulation is completely burned off from the ignition switch all the...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E0T
We just replaced head gasket on this vehicle and now we have this code. Cams were timed with crank at tdc #1 cyl, pins in 4mm holes on rear of cam sprockets. Looked dead on. Installing the actuator, was directed to install slightly counter-clockwise. Appeared ... Trouble codes: P1341
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28Y7Y
main problem is p0443 code for inspection - 1st. had bad purge volume solonoid - ohm reading open circuit when tested . had battery voltage on blk/purple wire and the red/yellow is grounded by ecm -pulse with modulated above 2000 rpm. replaced solonoid road te... Trouble codes: P0443, P0325
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2009 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29929
Car Came in with a check engine light and rough idle once warmed up. Durametric scan tool showed 8113, 7501, and 0403 codes. OBD had P0175 and P0304. Fuel trim on bank2 -20%, bank1 -4%. Swapped O2's: no change. Confirmed O2's were hooked up properly. No exhaus... Trouble codes: 8113 (Valve Lift Adjustment Implausable Signal), 7501 (Bank2 Lambda Contol System too Rich), 0403 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
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2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BK36B65
First of all I want to say thank you for taking the time to read my post and any help or advice is greatly appreciated. I have a 05 Toyota Avalon that came in for a check engine light p0017 only. The code would reset after a short road test. The cam sensors ar...
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2012 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L steering pump VIN: 5TFHY5F19C
This vehicle came in with a leaking steering rack, something that I guess is not uncommon in these things. You are supposed to remove the drivetrain to change the rack. I was able to do it just with removing the front axle. Got it all back together, refilled w...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDJ71K48
Hi VW Techs, We have a 2008 jetta here that had major front end damage as well as engine harness damage. The wiring harness and body damage were repaired. When vehicle was scanned we found numeruos codes for maf, intake air temp, as well as the codes I have l... Trouble codes: P3193, P2127, P0190, P0118
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L rain sensing wiper VIN: YV1SZ59H24
After the replacement, the rain sensing feature didn't work. The system sets code UME-0080 "Rain Sensor Missing". The Upper Electronic Module supplies the power, ground, and varying voltage on the data line. The code resets immediately. Is it possible to be th...
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2007 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L high beam shutters VIN: WAUMV44E37
Big thanks for the replies! It was the j519 module or central electronics module. It is located under the drivers dashboard behind the stack of relays. There was no power coming out of it when activating high beams. installed new one, coded with VAG and all ...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L convertable top VIN: 4USBT33413
thank you all for the good info, as everyone has said to check the drain so I did and sure enough the top motor was swimming. cust. is going to bring car back in the fall to have the motor replaced. thank you all again
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2004 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No Start, Electrical VIN: 1G6KS54Y14
I first want to apologize for not being able to explain my issue with this vehicle. With help from a friend who works for Cadillac and IDENTIFIX I was able to diagnose this issue as a "bad instrument cluster". As I explained before I had a communication issue....
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1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L Air Bag Light VIN: 1G1LT53T9P
Thanks for all of the replies. Most of you mentioned that I needed to replace the module. My buddy did not want to spend the money for the module and decided it was time for a new car. Thanks again for your help.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L cluster VIN: 1GCHK29U12
hey guys i want to thank you all for your help. Dan from Ontario i want to especially thank you for your help. i replaced the negative terminal and ran a wire from that to the firewall and Presto AL [...] IS GOOD thanks again mike
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L none VIN: 1GCEC14VX5
it was the ignition switch replesed ignition truck runs find
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2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44352
We found the cause of this problem. The injector harness under the plenum was swapped side to side. we were testing injector ckts and noticed the wire colors did not match and they were swapped side to side. we switched them back and it runs perfect. Also foun...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
Gentlemen, I'm asked to close this help request. This vehicle has gobbled up a lot of time and money. I truly appreciate immensely everyone's help, I wish badly that I could report success. I've got work coming out my ears, and I think it best to cut my losses...
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2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP33P03
I HATE THAT I COULDNT FIX THIS ONE. THE CUSTOMER COULDNT LEAVE THE CAR WITH ME THAT DAY AND IVE BEEN TRYING TO SCHEDULE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT WITH HIM BUT I CANNOT GET INTO CONTACT WITH HIM. IF I END UP REPAIRING THE VEHICLE I WILL UPDATE WITH THE FIX. THANKS FO... Trouble codes: P1120 (p0122-), P0122.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P4E
Hello, Thanks for your time and thoughts, after further inspection I found the ground wire cut off at FICM module fixed the ground retested it was 90% fixed it still had this intermittent low power where the pcm would decrees power and limit the vehicle at hwy...
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1995 Honda Accord LX 2.2L 3-2 Downshift VIN: 1HGCD5634S
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES AND INPUTS. FROM THE WAY THE REPLIES WERE AND TALKING TO SOME LOCAL TRANSMISSION GUYS IT WAS A COIN TOSS WHETHER A FLUSH WOULD FIX THE SHIFT ISSUE AND A SMALL CHANCE OF ENGINE FAILURE IF I FLUSHED IT. I DECIDED TO OPT OUT OF THE REPA...
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2002 Honda Civic EX 1.7L starts then stalls VIN: 1HGEM21992
Thanks to everyone who replied. Your input is greatly appreciated. The first reply, which came from Steve in Oregon, suggested to disconnect the cam sensor and try to start it. Well we did. And it would not start. So we reconnected it and just for the hell of ...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Stall VIN: 1J4FF68S8X
Thanks for all of the help. As most of you said it was a bad crank sensor. replaced sensor and all is well. Thanks again for everyone who took time to reply.
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2007 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L radio VIN: SALMF15487
The fix was to replace the main audio amplifier in the left rear of the vehicle. The client was visiting relatives in her hometown, which had a Land Rover dealer. They diagnosed the problem as the MOST system being down due to a faulty audio amplifier a...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNHM83W3X
JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE REPLIES. I WANTED TO DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHING BEFORE I DEEMED ANOTHER COMPUTER BAD. CHECKED ALL POWERS AND GROUNDS AGAIN. THIS TIM [...] WITH A 3157 LIGHT BULB TO TEST THE INTEGRITY OF THE CIRCUIT. THEY ALL PASS. I ALSO CHECKED ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AC44G53
Thanks for the replies. Replaced the fuel pump agian as the first replacement was a used one. All the fuel pumps including the original did show good pressure on gauge well within spec.But the Brand new pump did completely fix the issue. Car pulls fast to red ...
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2008 Nissan Frontier Nismo Off-Road 4.0L Starter VIN: 1N6AD06U18
As I stated b4 this truck went back to a Nissan dealer. After 3 weeks they came to the conclusion that the transmission control module( valve body) was the fault. But not after spending 8 hours and replacing the smart fuse box and BCM. Thanks again to all that...
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2008 Subaru Outback XT Limited 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4S4BP63C98
I cleaned all the oli lines again instslled a napa gold oil filter snd changed oil again after test drive all is good
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2006 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L ride height VIN: 5TDBT48A96
I will close this post now as client has taken vehicle and will not be back until some time after post close required time. I did check ride height sensor with scope and did not see any problem even when problem was ocurring changes were smooth on scope and s...
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