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2011 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Unknown VIN: 5GAKRCED8B
Hi all I need some help please. this vehicle came in because the blower was not coming through the vents. I replaced the mode actuator and now that's fine but I'm getting hot air on the drivers side. Any and all help will be appreciated.
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16367
Hi guys, need help from Chevy experts; I'm a Euro car guy so I don't work on these too often; this suburban goes intermittently into performance reduced mode (poor/ no acceleration)and throws code 2127 & p2138 related to throttle pedal position sensor. Resetti... Trouble codes: P2127, P2138
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Cuts out, Stall
Truck came to me with an intermittent stall. Would happen randomly under various circumstances. After sitting a few minutes it would re-start then stall. If the owner was able to get it moving, the motion of the truck would keep it running until it cut in agai...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L HVAC Module Display Bulbs VIN: 1D4GP443X3
Hello, We tried calling two dealers and they said we need to buy a complete HVAC module. We tried aftermarket parts houses and no luck. We tried the local Honda dealer and no luck either. Does anyone know where we can buy new bulbs for this HVAC module displa...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L engine VIN: 1FTEE14Y2R
Customer states the vehicle cut off while driving and would not restart. No spark and no injector pulse condition was verified. ICM tested good. PCM tested good. I replaced the hall effect sensor in the distributor because the PIP waveform was good but ranged...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L read post VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
I installed a used engine. The used engine did not have an oil level sensor like the one I removed. Also, the alternator connector was part of the engine harness on the used engine. It was part of the body harness on the original truck. After installing, engin...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L b1884 b1871 VIN: 1FTRX17W6Y
Customer bought this truck with the airbag light on. Doesn't seem to have been in an accident. Has light code 25 and body codes B1884 and B1871, both related to the passenger side airbag switch. This truck doesn't appear to have a passenger side switch. I remo...
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD09U17
Customer stated that the vehicle stalled out on freeway and then would not crank. Noticed burned tcm fuse. Installed a 20 amp fuse (it takes a 10 Amp) drove it to the shop, we were closed at the time. He says it drove fine to the shop. Get here in the morning ... Trouble codes: U1000, U1001, U1564
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E53
Ok guys, beatin my head on walls here. 03 matrix with 1.8L. Had to replace an engine in it. Now it has a bad misfire at Idle that gets worse the warmer the vehicle gets. It also starts billowing out white smoke after a while. Coolant pressure test indicates no... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
2008 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L A/C Blower circuit VIN: WVWAK73C48
My login information with alldatadiy is corrupt or something else. I sent them a message needing help logging in. Anyway I need help. Customer claims fuse blowing. 40 amp in slot 39 at driver side interior fuse box. Seems either blower motor pulling too much c...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANW13598
So we sent it to the dealer to have the turbos replaced. They are covered under emissions warranty 8/80. Trouble codes: 30FF.
2005 Buick Rainier CXL Plus 5.3L air suspension VIN: 5GAET13M75
Thanks to all that responded. We got a wiring diagram from a GM dealer and found all wiring, grounds and sensors were working properly. Ordered another new (rebuilt) compressor from GM dealer, replaced the first one (also a GM rebuilt) and the system is now...
2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L radio VIN: 2G1WX15K11
The vehicle is fixed, sort of, due to the customer not wanting to spend the money on a new amplifier. Thanks to everyone that reponded, especially, Steve for this information: "600K is too high. Typical pull up or down resistors run in the 10K and down to 5K...
2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L HVAC Mode control VIN: 1C3EL55R54
Thanks to all that replied, I found that the Sebring convertible is not considered a coupe. The model selection screen on the DRB reads: 98-05 Sebring, Talon Coupe All Except This is not the exactly how the screen reads but I was choosing "Sebring Coupe"...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L a/c compressor VIN: 1B7JC26Z3R
Thanks to every one that replayed to my post. It turns out part of the problem was a lack of research on my part.In the under hood power distribution box there is a 20 amp fuse in the upper right corner for the horn and that's all it refers to,after replacing ...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L inop VIN: 1FAFP55203
the problem turned out to be the connector at cluster. I bent up the ground terminal slightly and brushed some contact enhancer on both sides, works fine now
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Differential VIN: 1FMCU93153
ok i have not fix the truck but we know that the problems are inside the transmission cust, admits towing the truck with rear wheels on the ground half a mile later wheels locked tires dragging flat bed came to their rescue. too late damage to the trans alrea...
2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP3F29C
I did not repair this vehicle, but what I did find out was that the motor in this vehicle was swapped because the original one had a timing issue. The owner has no history on the present motor. I decided to release the vehicle, owner said he will bring a tech ...
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGES25734
yes, the honda civic is fixed. terry, luis, paul, timothy, william and ronald were right! the timing belt had jumped one teeth. since the car was running with the cranck sensor DISCONNECTED, the customer took time to bring it to be fixed. we changed the b... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean reading).
2008 Subaru Tribeca Limited 3.6L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX93D28
Morning all, well we'll call this fixed. What we found was after driving for about ten minutes the left oil control solenoid stopped advancing the cam timing. When we got it back to the shop and it sat for a few minutes it started working again, so what I did ... Trouble codes: P0016, P0017, P0018, P0019, P0021.
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