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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...
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WX15K22
I have exhausted all options on trying to get this car to not intermittently die. The last time I drove it when it actually did die, I did not have my monitor on it - not that it would make a difference as it never gives me a code, the check engine light flash...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L no right head light VIN: 1D7HA18D73
right headlight doesn't work there's 10.4 v on wt/tn wire at light connector unplugged ipm connector and applied bat+ and the head light works
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D8GU586X7
What I have here gentlemen is a real brain twister. The vehicle was dropped off with hard starting, stalling, bucking,... and a boatload of codes, including po300, po344, po340, po443, po455, po457, po622, and later p2317. The young lady who owns it admitted ... Trouble codes: P0344
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Steering Control
Hello all, I have an 01 Grand Cherokee with a loose steering (excessive play). On the high way its annoying to keep it straight with out correcting it all the time. I changed the steering box with a cardone reman. the intermediate shaft u-joints seem tight. An...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Heater VIN: 1J4GL58K02
Vehicle came in with a no heat issue. After checking the system, i noticed that the heat was luke warm at idle.driving vehicle the heat would go almost cold. Back flushed heater core and flushed heater lines. Seemed to have good flow. Replaced radiator because...
2006 Kia Amanti 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNALD12446
makes vibration type noise from around the drive belt area only in gear under slight load forward or reverse. noise is gone in park and if I remove the drive belt(alternator-a/c)I tighten belt because it was flopping a lot during the noise but it didn't stop 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.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L cylinder head VIN: 1G2NF52E13
Hi Y'all, This is my Son-in-Law's car and I'm working in his driveway...SO... Engine was misfiring badly and scanner showed cylinder #5 was the culprit. Checked for spark-good. The fuel pressure was at spec so I decided to put a compression gauge in that cyl...
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...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Vvt VIN: WBAGL63482
Verify all replies but none did help. No one had this same issue. Still working with the problem.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LTZ 4.2L Stall VIN: 1GNDS13S13
This time i removed the throttle unit, and cleaned it completely. i then rebooted the system, by disconnecting the negative battery post and touched it to the positve post of the battery. I proceeded to drive the vehicle for quite some time., bingo, it did the...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L 1-2 shift VIN: 1G1AK52FX5
I was able to ohm the solenoid through the main plug-in with the flow chart supplied by Bob. Mine ohmed 1.6 supposed to be around 19 ohms. Quite a job to get the side cover off and broke the pressure control solenoid in the process, so I replaced all 4 solenoi...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA13D96
Hello everyone and thanks for all your input. Sorry for all the time before closing this one but this car was sold while it was sitting on my rack and I couldn't do nothing to it till the buyer and seller got together to do the paperwork. Luckily I still got t... Trouble codes: 0300 (Engine miss fire).
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L Unknown VIN: 3D4PG1FG3B
Had another opinion on this one. The customer took it to a dealer who replaced the pads and rotors with original equipment parts to resolve the problem. Thanks for the help
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
The computer is malfunctioning in my opinion along with the secondary air, but the customer doesn't want to spend any money on the car because it's in such bad shape all around. I had a feeling he wouldn't want to in the beginning. Thanks for all of your help ... Trouble codes: P0412.
2004 Nissan Murano SE 3.5L engine
We have not yet installed this engine as we have been too busy with other work. We plan on dropping eng/trans with subframe as some suggested. Thanks for the replies.
1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G2NE52T6X
It turns out the igition coil cover helped a lot cause it was sparking to ground but also found the timing chaing had jumped a tooth. Costumer decilned all work. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean mixture).
1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWGG83A8T
Thanks for the credible responses I have received. I have found the N75 solenoid to be at fault causing my over boosting problem. as far as the smoking it hasn't consumed any oil in the distance I drove it which reinforces the idea that the exhaust is still...
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