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2007 Acura MDX 3.7L Unknown VIN: 2HNYD28347
I have an AWD MDX that is driving me nuts. When performing a hard left turn, under power, there is a loud knocking noise from what sounds like the right front. The truck does not make this noise when turning right. I stand here guilty of a shotgun approach to...
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L no shift VIN: WBANW13598
will not shift in to any gear . Run tests on shifter green lights light up can see shifter moving on scan tool forward backwards ect. I see so few bmws that i am at a lost on this one. can not find a learn procurer for the shifter. I am missing something. than...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WB58K27
Hi everybody. Have this Impala for another shop. The pre cat o2 switches between .410v and .490v at idle warm.Never going closed loop. Off idle 4000 rpm switches .390v to .525v. The heater works fine and when disconnected I can use a power probe to make the sc... Trouble codes: P0134
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Starting VIN: 2D4GP44R73
Van got towed in for no start/no crank. Noticed with key on check engine light self test stays on and that all the boxes stay round the letters in the prndl indicator. Jumped starter relay and engine will crank but will not start with the key on. Tested all th...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR11T3J
This pickup had set for around 3 years.Customer wanted to get back running.Started out by dropping tank and cleaning out fuel tank with new pump and filters.Did tune up and started.Ran OK but then would just shut down and not start back.Found IGN module bad.Re...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L electric window VIN: 1FDWW37F3Y
drivers side window goes up but not down. all other windows operate fine. tested have power at window motor for down. has one touch down relay. can hear relay click for down but no down operation. thinking gem. ready to rip hair out of my head. have good groun...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L transfer case VIN: 1FMYU92Z65
new to this sight.has code P1825.rerlay circuit open or shorted.removed center council and checked voltages and grounds at module all are good.according to diag tree should replace module.replaced with new from ford and code instantly returns.dont know what re...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heat VIN: 2HKYF18593
cooling system very dirty flushed cooling system block radiator heater cores changed thermostat and heater control valve refilled cooling system no heat warm only red online they are hard to purge air from sytem ran for hours drove approx 50 miles i have heat ...
2007 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGFA16867
Car originally came in on a Friday, no power P0171 x3. Cleaned MAF, road tested 2x no problems.Following Monday car was back same problem. Replaced with known good MAF, cleared code, road tested- still no power mostly on hard acceleration but will get to 60 mp... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean)
2006 Isuzu NPR-HD 5.2L limp mode VIN: JALC4B1686
I have an npr that I am having trouble fixing it goes into limp in mode and wont rev above 1100 rpm when its in limp mode it will reset by turning key on and off it happens as soon as the tcm see's vehicle speed from vss2,sp1 there are 2 speed sensors so when ...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1J4FJ78S2S
Hello all, I have a 1995 Jeep Cherokee a new customer brought in and said he needed a compressor. When I checked the refrigerant level it was empty. When I asked, he said another shop evacuated the system and didn't refill. His original complaint was the compr...
2012 Jeep Patriot Limited 2.4L radiator
Got this one in for having higher than usual temp gauge readings on the highway. If you run the heater, temperature readings will normalize. We initially suspected radiator because of the symptoms. After replacing the radiator, the symptoms remain. After test ...
2007 Kia Spectra SX 2.0L anti theft system VIN: KNAFE12167
When setting the alarm system on this vehicle it may take five minutes or five hours but the alarm go off on it's own. No dome light on and all doors are closed along with the hood and trunk. Has anyone fun into this before. The battery is good and new. The ba...
1998 Mazda MPV ES 3.0L Door lock VIN: JM3LV5230W
The driver's door will not unlock with key or with interior knob. How can I get the door open. I have the front seat removed and have partially removed the door panel. The door panel will not come all the way off. Does anyone know what to move, on the latch, t...
2006 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L headlights VIN: JM1CR29LX6
Car cam in with no working headlights, checked the fuse and found both fuses for the low beam were blown so we replaced it. Tried the headlights and still nothing. Maybe the bulbs were bad? Nope, check for power and no power to either headlight sockets.
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L transmission VIN: 5N1AR18U15
Thanks in advance for the help.The problem I am having with this transmission is after rebuild when the transmission reach's operating temp it starts slipping in 5th then in 4th as the temp rises.It is setting a p1716 code.The information from Mitchell is sayi...
2011 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L engine VIN: JN8AS5MT3B
Here goes, This vehicle came in on a wrecker, customer thought the timing chain had broken . After checking to make sure timing chain was at least intact. I pulled the spark plugs out to do a compression test and found that each cylinder had about an 1/8 in of...
2003 Subaru Baja 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S4BT61C03
Hi Techs. This is my shop truck. Overheated badly and cooked engine. I replace the engine assembly with a used unit with 93k miles. Was told replacement engine was from a 04 Legacy. Sensors/emission controls were different so we swapped intake manifolds.Crank ...
2008 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Ecu VIN: JF1GE75688
Hi Guys my personal ride (wifes car) needs state inspection.I originally had a p0420 code that comes on every few months.After clearing,i reset the monitors by recommended drive cycle specs,but the secondary air and o2 monitors don,t turn ready.I have cold sta...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L tailgate VIN: WVWSR21J04
I have the tailgate open now. The lights flash when I activate the tailgate via remote but the tailgate won't pop when the finger bar is pressed. I can hear the microswitch operating crisply when I press the bar. The door panel switch gives no physical indica...
2013 Volkswagen Golf 2.5L rack & pinion VIN: WVWDB7AJ6D
checked all fuses -ok, checked power and ground no power/visually checked wiring harness -ok i do not have any access to VW website or any aftermarket help for wiring diagram/ fuse desc. card missing.looking for wiring diagram or help with fused location. like...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2010 BMW 328i 3.0L Radio VIN: WBAPH7G52A
I purchased a used radio, installed it and all is well in BMW land! This was just completed this past Wednesday.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Instrument cluster & radio VIN: 1GCEC14X94
Thanks members for your replies. Since I had power on the yellow wire at the BCM with connector unplugged, I thought this 4.0V was coming from some module. I found some help after searching identifix and found the problem after unplugging the wiper motor. New ...
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU57M89
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L heater VIN: 1FTNW20P14
thanks for all the replies, we did a coolant system pressure test and found bad head gaskets, just some said. customer declined repair wqid he is gonna trade it (sure) thanks again
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTPW14V16
So I tried a transfer case motor and it didn't fix this truck. After printing a wiring diagram and chasing wires, I found a plug not fully seated into the back of the fuse box in passenger kick panel. Thanks for the help.
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ78Y0T
Thanks to all who replied - this Heep, oops.. Jeep is now back on the road. In double and triple checking everything as per the great replies I received I discovered that the transmission solenoid loom about six inches above the trans plug had the insulation ... Trouble codes: P1389.
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L air suspension VIN: SALSF25446
Sorry for the late close.I was waiting for vehicle to be returned for a new compressor but I have not heard from vehicle owner. I received replies for bad struts,however this problem happened overnight and I cannot believe that all 4 struts went bad. I also ...
2004 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Overdrive VIN: 1YVFP84C34
Thanks to all that replied. Inexperience rears its ugly head again. Gary was correct, it is a four speed automatic. I am a Volvo tech who was asked by a Volvo customer of mine to work on their other car. I found it unusual to be running down the highway at tha...
2012 Suzuki SX4 JA 2.0L auto power locks VIN: JS2YB5A35C
Thanks for all your input. The vehicle is equiped with an aftermarket car starter. The customer has not returned or informed us of condition returning.
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Intake VIN: WV2NB47052
After further inspection, found small vacuum hose that plugs into air heater pipe was clogged up full of carbon. We also removed valve cover and inspected the baffles and replaced the intake tube.
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