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2003 Acura TL 3.2L shifter not releasing VIN: 19UUA56633
Intermittent problem. Shifter not coming out of Park. Customer could not tell if the brake lights worked. Everything OK today. Anyone fixed one of those? Dealer was no help, no recalls open on this one. Thanks !
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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L Accessories VIN: WA1BV74L07
Audi tech, please help. Car came in weak reception from keyless remote, need [...] make remote work. Check 46 - no dtc in central convinence system. Replace remote battery & perform TSB check soldering points - no problem fo...
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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LS 5.3L reduce power mode VIN: 3GNEC12Z05
Ok guys I was looking for a simple fix on this one since I have another similar truck that belongs to the shop and it runs good so I swapped throttle body and 1 app sensor the one at the bottom with no result then I look on my scanner that app1 is below the th... Trouble codes: P1125, P1120
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Engine VIN: 1GNFK16368
Please help cant identify noise/knock. Engine noise, knock (mabye afm lifter) and missfire on cylinder 4, cant seem to pinpoint noise. It seems louder than a traditional lifter tick and canceling cylinders doesnt change noise on any particular cylinder. Ran th...
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2009 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Stall
Hello fellow hard working techs. Sorry about the no vin problem. wouldn't take it. [...]. CUT AWAY possibly the problem. Customer is complaining that when warmed up it stalls in reverse. No codes in an computer. I have cleaned throttle body and dis...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Power Door Locks VIN: 1C4GP54L9W
Got an interesting one here guys. This T&C comes in with the door locks intermittently locking themselves. Factory power locks and factory remote keyless entry(RKE) Has been happening pretty consistently in the shop. Found that the lock relay is being activate...
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2006 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Engine VIN: 2C3LA53G66
Customer was driving 90mph on freeway, then slowed to 35mph in traffic. Engine stalled and would not restart, said "it just clicks like a starter". Found starter engaging but not turning crank, sounds like it hits the flexplate every time Put breaker bar on ...
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2007 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L engine VIN: 2C3KA53G17
The vehicle is having a major overheating problem after being at another shop where they replaced the water pump and timing chain. The coolant begins to boil inside the reservoir and over flow. Thermostat is operational and kicks the fans on. Replaced the radi...
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP55U8Y
No forward gears, reverse works normally. If I disconnect electrical connector to solenoids vehicle will drive forward. I have ohm tested the 3 shift solenoid all 18 ohm. Trans range switch reads "d" when in drive. The vehicle arrived with #P1000 fault as the ...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L reverse VIN: 1FTSE34L11
when vehicle gets hot it will chatter in reverse all other gears seem to be fine .please let me knoe if there are any other issues other than reverse piston and stack clutch for reverse which has no stack up clearance measurements
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2004 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, 2 non firing plugs VIN: 1FAFP40434
Performed complete tune up, car ran excellent, hasnt had any issues, came out from shopping, car ran really bad. replaced coil pak, and still not firing from 2 of the 6 ports. Checked at work, no TSB's, no recalls, and techs at Ford dealer say they never seen ... Trouble codes: P0352 (DTC P0352 Ignition Coil B Primary/Secondary Circuit Malfunction)
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2008 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.4L Loss Of Power VIN: 1FDAF56R78
Thank all in advance. We have this F450 that will lose power when under load, "loss of power" message comes up on DIC, and wrench light comes on. Coded P252F. The oil is over filled. I drained oil and put proper amount of fresh oil. Could not smell fuel in oil... Trouble codes: P252F
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L discharge line VIN: 1FTSX215X8
Truck came in a month ago with broken AC discharge line at the compressor.At that time it had just been changed from a shop 100 miles away.We got a new line from Ford,installed it,vacuumed system down and charged with freon.Truck is back today with line broke ...
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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L long crank times VIN: 1FTBF2B62B
Vehicle has long crank times, but then starts & runs fine. Clean throttle body, check plugs & ignition system. Good fuel pressure. Suspect the code P1633 is related, checked all powers & grounds, cleaned where needed. Still long crank times & hard code P1633. ... Trouble codes: P1633 (Keep Alive Power Voltage Too Low)
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2002 Isuzu NPR 5.7L Hard start in AM VIN: 4KLB4B1R92
Operator complains of hard start in the Morning. At shop it took 5 Times before it finally caught on, and ran then subsequently has been starting fine since. Important to note. Oil Level was excessively low, estimated to have only 3 quarts in crankcase. Test d... Trouble codes: U041
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2002 Mazda B2300 2.3L No Start VIN: 4F4YR16D22
thanks everyone in advance. this mazda came in on the hook with a crank no start. only had 3 psi fuel pressure gs started truck with carb clean. we changed fuel pump and now have 62 psi. however we dont have any spark. alldata does not seem to provide any circ... Trouble codes: P1432
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G2WP55276
HELP ! First I am a CMAT so give me a break. This pontiac came in on the hook. Customer stated it just started miss firing and stalled out. Has fuel, fire, compression. So has no reason NOT to start. Will start cold. Drive it and it starts setting misfire co...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C53
Good afternoon gentleman. Car in question is setting a CEL for the Secondary air system bank 1 - leak detected.. Have tested the pump and trial substituted new one, pump is running and appears to have great air flow. Replaced COMBI valve because there was exha... Trouble codes: P1424
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 BMW 550i 4.8L timing VIN: WBANW53518
Yes. It was the impaired strategy mode. Finally i understood where it was in ISTA. Is at the service section with CBS. After resetting it run good for a few miles en then i let it idle and got a check engine light for 'exhaust cam vanos adaptation stop'. Went ...
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2009 BMW 328i 3.0L Fading brake pedal VIN: WBAPH77519
Thank for all the replies, came in this morning with a fresh look, and found right away my tech installed the right rear caliper on the left rear, bleeder upside down correct caliper installed problem solved K.I.S.S keep it simple __________
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2013 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L engine VIN: WBAFU7C59D
This car was traded, no fix at all , Sorry for any problems this may had started
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1995 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4CW52K6S
The customer said he doesn't have the money for us to continue working on his vehicle at the moment. If he decides to have us continue to find a solution to his vehicle's problem. I will post it. Thank you very much to all Technicians for their help. Bob
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2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Mechanical VIN: 3C4FY58B63
WAS CHASING ENGINE VIBRATION. ANOTHER SHOP TOLD CUSTOMER IT NEEDED RIGHT SIDE MOTOR MOUNT AFTER REPLACING THE TWO EASY MOUNTS. AFTER REPLACING TORQUE MOUNT WITH FACTORY ITEM THE VIBRATION WAS GONE. THANKS FOR STEERING ME CLEAR OF THE RARELY BAD RIGHT SIDE MOUN...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Compressor VIN: 2C4GF68485
Thank you all for your responses. It was my low side fitting on my gauge set. That was the first thing that i thought of, but ruled it out because i had used my gauges on a few other vehicles, including a 2005 Grand caravan. Borrowed another set of gauges an...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18Z82
This truck is fixed!! I received 25 replies on this help request and everyone of them was looked at and followed what techs suggested.Would like to thank each individually but don't wish to take up space for that.However I do wish to thank Timothy from Washing...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall
Replaced the FICM with the second new one and it is doing great. Idles smooth now too compared to the old one. Thanks for all the helpful replies!
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2005 Ford Focus ZX4 2.0L No Start
Customer has still not returned as issue has not reoccured
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2001 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L Suspension VIN: JHLRD17481
I took the advice of James but wasnít creative enough to go as far as Erik. What I did was cut off the heads of the bolts with a torch. I also damaged the bushing brackets or straps in the process so anyone reading this be careful when you do it or have them...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J8GR48K07
Thanks to everyone who replied in trying to fix this head scratcher. To address a few suggestions, low vacuum was around 10 - 15 HG, the coolant and air temps were fine and no external leaks were found on a intake smoke test. Due to being busy, I left the pos ...
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2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L skyslider
customer decided not to fix roof information I received was the cables are broken and it is a long process to fix.Probably will never bother with them myself there are few of them out there.it is not worth trying to figure out the chrysler dealers still work ...
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6HF10U4X
Had to replace knock sensor wiring pig tail, and bank two sensor. Also replace m.a.f. for lean code no light runs good and no spark knock thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0330.
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2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Safety VIN: 3LNHM26T17
well I end up changing both rail sensors and module. found a moble guy to reprogram. turned out fine.
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2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AR07Y4Y
I believe this vehicle has a bad EGR valve that opens when it should not. Customer declined repairs at this time. Thank you for the help. Trouble codes: P1402.
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2010 Nissan Sentra S 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3N1AB6AP0A
ONCE AGAIN I BELIEVE I WAS BLINDSIDED BY TECNOLOGY. OVERTHINKING THE PROBLEM. INITIALLY WE THOUGHT IT WAS BAD FUEL, DRAINED SOME INTO A CONTAINER LOOKED CLEAR, SMELLED RIGHT NO SIGN OF WATER OR CONTAMINATES. EARLY IN THE DIAG I HAD TRIED RUNNING THE CAR ON THE...
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L alternator VIN: JTLKT32496
Thanks for all the help guys. and sorry there wasn't more info in request. (my tech opened this request and its his first time - lol.) Ultimately wound up finding a missing ground for the engine. Put in a new ground and all normal function restored. not su...
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