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2002 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L heating system VIN: 1G6EL12YX2
customer came in and said he has no heat. upon initial inspection, i noticed the upper and lower radiator hose was hot, however i have no heat and the car would only warm up occasionally on the rivers side and the pass side is ice cold, i see the blend door ac...
1991 Honda Accord LX 2.2L s light on VIN: 1HGCB9857M
First I am not familiar with Honda codes and I found the procedure for pulling and reading the codes from Google and the information was not clear so I am not sure what codes are present and if I read them correctly. The symptom is the "S" light blinks and the...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Asd and fuel pump relays clicking irradic VIN: 1J4GW58N81
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. Vehicle would turn over but not start. Asd and fuel pump relays both make a loud clicking noise. The gas gauge and volt gauge are both inoperative.when I hooked my maxiDas scanner up to it for a autoscan the scanner r...
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22285
have this problem vehicle. has code P2176 throttle idle not learned. vehicle will surge at idle but will not accelerate. if I clear the code vehicle will accelerate normally until the next ignition cycle then it will surge again but will not accelerate. when I... Trouble codes: P2176
2002 Suzuki Aerio S 2.0L Engine belt Rattle / Noise at idle with ac on VIN: JS2RA41SX2
Vehicle came in with load rattle / squalling / vibration noise that only sounds when the car is in drive, with the A/C on, at 800 - 1100 rpm. When it happens the belt shakes like hell between the water pump and the ac. The noise appears to be coming from the b...

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2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L engine VIN: WBANF735X7
Hello techs, this one is gone on it's way. The cams sensors are the first thing to try, they where done from the owner, no go. Next are the cams solenoid valves both. I done those. I neglected to clear the the vanos adaptation. Then I resetted the vanos adapta...
2002 Chrysler Town & Country LXi 3.8L No clutch engagement or cooling fan engagement VIN: 2C4GP54L32
Well as usual every technician was very helpful. I pinned out the suspect circuit and found no issue. Load tested the circuit and tested fine. When I went to test for ground again on the relay side it starting functioning as it should. It was just in for servi...
2009 GMC C5500 Topkick C5V042 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDE5V1929
We fixed the bus, able to use the vehicle on its scheduled run! Our signal was a missing ground from the ECM. Once we added the ground everything works as advertised. We have ordered a new ECM The chaffed wire did a lot of damage. Hopefully we have found ever... Trouble codes: P0102.
2008 Hyundai Veracruz SE 3.8L radio is locked out VIN: KM8NU73C88
Would like to thank the three member that responded, yes there is no lock out on these radios. I also have to take back the comment that the dealer was not helpful, actually they had the foreman phone me. the only issue he had seen with disconnecting battery w...
2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Reduced Performance VIN: SAJDA14C2Y
Thank you guys for all the help and suggestions. I did test the battery and alternator, both were good. The ECM finally did give me a fault code for the bank 1 knock sensor. I ohm tested the sensor and it was faulty. Replaced the knock sensor. Road test and ... Trouble codes: U1135.
1980 Triumph TR7 2.0L Timing chain VIN: TPVDJ8AT20
I guess I asked the wrong question! CAN the timing cover be removed without removing head? Yes. SHOULD the cover be removed without removing head? Probably not. I agree wholeheartedly with those who advised against it but I managed to do it without ne...
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