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2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L oil to top end VIN: 1G1WX15K32
Vehcile overheated due to coolant leak replaced head gaskets. Then found engine has lifter noise. Dissasembled engine again. Found several rockers and push rods worn also found 3 cam lobes worn. replaced cam, bearings, lifters, push rods and rockers. Still has...
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCGG29U65
Hello not sure what we have going on hear. The van starts and dies like in security mode but no security light flashing. All testing leads to the BCM put in new one and got it reflashed and still starts and dies. I have two codes p1626 anti theft system fuel e... Trouble codes: P1626, B3031
2009 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5E042 6.6L Hesitation VIN: 1GBE5C19X9
This ones is for the Duramax techs. I've taken in this delivery van with that will fall on it's face under hard acceleration. It came to me with a new fuel filter already installed that didn't correct the problem. We road tested and verified the complaint, the... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail pressure low)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PG5S97B
Complaint: when driving check engine, abs, traction control, lights come on. Vehicle goes into limp mode and downshifts to lower gear and has no power when this happens. Customer brought to dealer and appears that they replaced the transmission plug connecto... Trouble codes: U0101, B1517 (Battery Charging)
2004 Dodge Durango SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 1D4HB48D34
customer brought into the shop for a noise complaint after changing the oil. Engine oil is full, correct filter is installed. no miss fires and it idles normal besides the noise. the noise is coming from the bell housing area but I can not determine if the noi...
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L accelerates by itsel VIN: 3D7LS38C45
vehicle over 2000 rpm acts like throttle sticks stays high with no throttle pressed??? if u shut key off it come back normal with possible hard start at first
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Cam Sensor VIN: 1FTWW31Y56
The truck can be driven indefinitely just as long as a hard accell does not happen as soon as hard throttle is applied the eng light turns on IDENTIFEX has NO clue nothing changes I am at a loss never had problems like this with diesel trucks.
2009 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L Fuel smell VIN: JHMGE88419
I have a customer that is getting a fuel smell in the passenger compartment. The smell appears to becoming from the vents. The smell is slight when your driving it gets a lot worse when coming to a stop. The customer has had the car at a couple of different sh...
2012 Honda CR-V EX-L 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: JHLRM3H76C
Thanks for reading this guys. This car presented like a bad timing chain . Went to start it barely runs making no power. Hooked up vacuum gauge had 8in vacuum . get the go ahead from customer to pull timing cover . Pulled cover exhaust cam was one tooth off . ... Trouble codes: P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L Release Brg VIN: KMHHN66F77
We are trying to warranty this from another shop. The clutch pedal cannot be depressed, the release bearing is binding, we installed a second clutch kit and found the issue. Again the pull type release bearing gets bound up on the clutch fork fingers and we ca...
2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Ventilation VIN: 1J8GW58N03
Good Morning fellow technicians. I have a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee here that has been giving us trouble. All of the blend doors and actuators have been replaced and bench tested for proper operation. Also the AC control head has been replaced due to driver's s...
2006 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU27586
This vehicle came in for a running rough diagnoses. The vehicle had codes P0308 for cylinder #8 misfire and P0316 for misfire at start up. The first thing I did is replace the spark plug and coil for the #8 cylinder (I did one cylinder per customer request due... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire)
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Engine front cover
This car has been leaking oil since almost new. The owner had the dealer try to locate the leak but they couldn't and it has just gotten worse. I dug into it and found that it appears that it is leaking from a plate that bolts to the front cover around the fro...
2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Electronic VIN: WDBRF61J31
Hello friends. I,am looking to replace the tcu with a used replacement. I have found the part by oem part #[...]. Want to know if anybody is certain about the ...
2003 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L lack of accelration VIN: JN8AZ08W93
this vechicle came this time in with a complaint of lack of acceration. when you step on the gas, nothing happens until 1.5 - 2 secs then the car moves. trans seems to shift fine (CVT) if I clear the trans and engine codes. first trans code that pops up is p17...
2013 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited 2.5L auto window VIN: 4S3BMBK67D
Cannot get driver's side window to initialize. Tried procedure in identifix as follows: 1. Sit in the driver's seat and close the door. 2.Turn the ignition switch to ON. 3. Operate the power window main switch to open the window glass halfway. 4. Operate the ...
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L Cooling Fans VIN: 4T1FA38PX6
Cooling fans do not come on with temp. Fans do come on with ac. What am i missing??
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWDD21C7Y
Cust. complaint of car dies at idle while driving. If cust. slowly lets off throttle or slowly decels to an idle, it will stay running. But if cust. lets off throttle hard, with or without load it will stall. Found fuel trims minusing a lot of fuel & checked m...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L pressure VIN: 3VWSP29M51
Hello all this car will be hard to start when it sits for a couple of days if i add fuel to the fuel filter or spray penetrating oil in the intake it will start. seems like its losing prime to he pump. has anybody else had a similar problem. Thanks in advanc...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHF71K87
After installing engine with all new timing components code p0016 shows up after running for about 30 seconds. Found cam adjuster frozen initially with no change in timing angle. Replaced adjuster and oil control solenoid, find timing within spec at -2 degrees... Trouble codes: P0016

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2010 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L EVAP and O2 VIN: 2G1WA5EK5A
450 miles later and all monitors passed...setting criteria ridiculus...
2012 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Hesitation, Clunk VIN: 1GNSCJE08C
Well, oddly, this vehicle was fixed before I posted this TechHelp request, but I didn't know it. When I pulled the ABS fuses and put them back in, "rebooting" the ABS computer solved the problem. Seems it was just a problem with junk data in the computer. What... Trouble codes: C0900, 00 (Device voltage too high).
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Low Pedal VIN: 1B4PG54LXW
Thanks for all the replies. I have the brake pedal up and it stops, but not as good as I think it should. It does stop, but have to push harder than I think it should for a panic stop. (The ABS doesn't seem to respond) I previously checked and adjusted the r...
1999 Isuzu NPR 4.8L glo plug light blink VIN: JALC4B145X
Maybe I should not call this a fix, but I did get the info I needed. I actually got manuals, off ebay. To get the codes, you short terminals 1 & 3 in the white 3 wire connector hanging down the driver's door post. This flashes the codes on the glo plug light. ...
2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1C4PJLAK0C
Thanks again to everyone who replied. The customer took the vehicle to a Chrysler dealership to be repaired. He did report to us that the dealer told him the engine was bad and needed to be replaced. The dealer did not elaborate on what was wrong with the engi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire).
1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Hard start VIN: JN1CA21D9W
We tried everything but new coils or pcm.. cleaned block and trans mating surfaces, added new ground and moved main grount to starter bolt, no change or maybe even worse, p1320 and knock sensor codes continue to come up.. replaced all related sensors and relay... Trouble codes: 0201 (Primary ignition problem).
1997 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L Misfire, rich VIN: 1G2NW52M8V
Vehicle is fixed. Turns out I had either a 3.4 set of heads on this engine or an entire 3.4 engine and its supposed to be a 3.1 When putting the lower intake on (for a 3.1)I just snipped the center gasket aline pins off (due to there not being a hole in the c... Trouble codes: P0300 (testing and results).
2008 Volvo XC70 3.2 3.2L park assist VIN: YV4BZ98218
We could not come up with a clever way to remove the park assist we had checked with the dealer & until someone comes up with a way to remove it (with or without VIDA) we are going to leave it the way it is thank you Dick
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