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2007 Audi S8 5.2L Keyless walk up VIN: WAUPN44E17
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Audi S8 , 2007 is having some walk up issues, its not seeing the key to let the doors open walk up style, it does see the key to start however Sending hard fault code -00183 -interior Access/Start Authorization Antenna 1 (R1...
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2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 3.9L Reverse VIN: 1G2ZM15196
hello every one; I have this Pontiac G6 GTP in my shop, come in for oil leak we fix the valve cover gasket, drove the car no problem, but when the customer came to pick it up for some reason the car don't go in reverse, shift on all the others gears but no rev...
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2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hybrid system VIN: JT2BK18U51
Ok so this guys brings this hybrid to me with a no start condition. He just bought it used and it died on him 20 miles after. I get the car and do an initial inspection on it. The monkeys over at the used car lot decided it would be a good idea to pry open the...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L Upshifts
I have a very nicely cared for 850 with a harsh upshift condition that is consistent. It is not a bang or real hard shift, just more like the kind of shift you might expect under hard acceleration. In fact, the customer didn't even complain of it, more like he...
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1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L mode door actuator VIN: 1G6KY5497X
Thanks to all for your suggestions. I don't know why these pieces didn't mesh. I saw no signs of tampering once I removed the 'disc' attached to the actuator. At first I tried to do all I could to avoid removing the dash. But from underneath I tried to re...
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2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 LT 6.0L stability control VIN: 1GAHG39U46
Well everyone pretty much nailed it. Two new hub assemblies and all is calm in traction control land. Tried to clean the rust but here in Wisconsin we don't get many sensors out in one piece. Thanks for all the help guys!
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMDU73K13
Ok, found a stuck tcc valve in the valve body, an updated steel valve and a shift kit to provide added pressure was installed, all is good now. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L headlights,wipers,interior lights,power windows VIN: 1J4GW48S52
thanks for all the help, did find that the body controller is the problem, just waiting for customer to approve repair, thanks again for all the replies!
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2008 Toyota Prius 1.5L Hybrid Master Fault
This vehicle was sent to Toyota for further pinpoint tests. According to the dealer, the inverter is faulty. Since this a $4000 part, my customer chose not to fix it. I however, believe that the inverter is not the only problem. One thing I noticed as we were ... Trouble codes: P0AA6, 526 (subcode).
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