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2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L Security system VIN: 1G1NE52J0Y
This vehicle has been an intermittent crank and no start for some time but the customer finally decided it was frequent enough to address the issue - the security system is setting code B2960 and I believe the passlock sensor to be at fault. Test procedures wa...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WS58R87
Code p0016 sets on 2nd trip everytime,has new cam/crank sensor,ran oil system cleaner through engine,torn timing cover off,confirmed timing marks ok,installed new cam actuater,actuater oil supply filter,replace actuater magnet assembly,performed crank postion ... Trouble codes: P0016
2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L lights
this vehicle does not turn on the automatic headlight when outside is dark... my snap on data does not provide much info... the lights switch is fine and I already set up on the dash .I am suspect the day light sensor mounting on the mirror, please give me som...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L Temp Blend Door VIN: 2CKDL63F26
Thanks for your responses -- has anyone used the Dorman 902-600 temp door repair kits for the Equinox/Torrent heater boxes. Looks pretty simple and saves 7+ hours labor for complete dismantling of the dash and heater box to replace the heater temp door. Any hi...

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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Unknown VIN: WAUDF98E96
Thanks to all who took time from what I know is a busy day. It was indeed the PCV/breather system causing the problem. I took as many numbers as I could find to my local Audi dealer and got the latest parts available as Jeff suggested. The code P0171 did recur...
2006 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Removal of evap case VIN: 2CNDL23F06
I received 3 replies. I appreciate the 2 responders taking the time to address my issue. One reply was the copy of Alldatas suggested repair. But I already had that. My problem was a hidden bolt on the right side holding the plastic piece in that holds the pas...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNEC120X7
Well after checking injector flow,running compression and vacuum leaks everything was mechanically fine. I determined that all that was left was that a injector was not firing. Probably computer issue during DOD operation. Shure enough after scoping #3 and #5 ... Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5224W
After getting it back sat. I found the evap hose laying on the egr supply tube, vacuum leak fixed, numbers look good again. Hope it stays that way. I must have been a blind mellon chitlin to have not seen it previously.
2013 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L window switch VIN: 1FTFW1CFXD
Anthony, harry, jeremy and jesse thanks guys. I initially had been doing the roll the window up and down while holding the switch but did not know it had to "be de - initialized" by cutting the power(disconnected battery) while pressing the switch after this I...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L 4-5 shift and downshift VIN: SAJEA51D13
Well I won't call this a real fix but the customer asked if there was anything we could add to the oil as he didn't want to have to spend a bunch of money on repairs. We added a bottle of Lucas trans fix and it has almost totally got rid of the shifting issues...
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