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2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT57K49
Hello everyone. This chev was brought in from another shop. It came in with reduced power light on and car in a limp mode.The tps sensor and pigtail had already been replaced also the app sensor.I rechecked wiring at tps to be sure it was hooked up correctly a... Trouble codes: P2135 (Po120-), P0120, P0122, P0222, P0223, P0651
2009 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L Bus VIN: 1GCFH15409
This van was towed to us with a broken fuel pump pressure control module after replacing and having programed by the dealer. (Who had it for 2 days because it would not take the programing) we got the van back with no communication to the EBCM, fuel pump press...
2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Blend Door VIN: 2B3HD46R63
After replacing blend door motor, and doing calibration all worked fine. vehicle returned this week with a bad radiator. customer agreed to do radiator, hoses, t-stat, belts. when finished the blend door seems to sweep or recalibrate every time the engine is s...
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4RN6DX8A
We have a misfire in cylinder #5 at idle up to approximately 1100-1300 rpm and then it is totally gone. Cold startup I can see a random misfire in #6 cylinder but goes away after engine is hot. Only other symptom is at approximately 50 mph can feel a shudder/m... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0300
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L Rack and Pinion VIN: 2FTZA546X5
Hi all, looking for assistance with this Freestar as it is taking a toll on me. Vehicle came in a year ago with a leaking rack, at the time i installed a A1 Cardone rack, flushed system and vehicle was good. at this point a month later the pressure switch star...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Drivers Door Lock Cyl. VIN: 1J4G258S1Y
This Jeep intermittently won't disable the security system with the drivers door lock/key. Everything I have read indicates the drivers door lock cylinder needs to be replaced. Also in the wiring diagrams there is a micro switch as part of the lock cylinder. B...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L timing VIN: JM3ER29347
This veh came in for rattle noise in engine and rough running. We first did plugs and coil boots, no change. Next we detemined the VVT actuator to be bad from TSB (01-012-12). After removing actuator we confirmed it was bad. We marked the cam shafts and set th...

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L abs/srs VIN: 3G1JC5249W
Customer decided to not go on with the repair. Thanks for all the suggestions. All of a sudden there were many more electrical problems with intermittent communication to the ABS control module him and when we had communication the air-conditioning would st...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L no crank VIN: 1FMFU18L33
Thanks to all who replied. I think the most likely solution is to replace the fuse box with the built-in relays and electronics. Here in Hawaii the fuse box from the dealer lists at $600 and labor is more than $100 and the owner has not approved this repair. ...
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L system VIN: 1FTRF12W59
Thanks to all that replied, and I was in the same thought as most everyone else I added Freon to get the pressures up. But didn't help. Terrence and Christopher seem to have nailed it the evaporator was plugged with dirt and gunk. I was going to clean it but o...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Governor VIN: 1J4GW48S7Y
This brotherhood (& some sisters too) is the best. So as I figured from the responses and my own terminology mistake. The transducer was in fact the culprit. Dealer had it on the shelf, put it in and wahlah all good. Thanks again guys for the help. As a footn...
2007 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD09U17
Replaced the tcm and it started took nissan two weeks to get it. Didn't appear to have any water in the transmission but i advised my customer to do it and they accepted to prevent damage in the future. Thanks for all the Replies. Trouble codes: U1000, U1001, U1564.
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine VIN: JTDKB20UX5
This was an excellent learning experience for me. everyone's replies centered around the safety plug at the HV battery pack. From now on that'll be the first thing I check. As I learned from Carolyn, who was in regular email contact with me (thanks a lot!) , t...
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