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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L no gauges VIN: 2GCEC13T74
Truck came in for brake line repair. When doing auto bleed on abs found no commutation with any on board systems also no gauges where functioning unless key was held in start position. After inspecting ignition found both ignition and ignition housing to have ...
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1GNEV23D59
Has anyone had multiple injector failures. We just had the 3rd injector stick open in less than 5000 miles
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Viscous Fan VIN: 3D7MS48C75
When pulling hill engine will heat up until it reaches red zone 230 degrees,fan will not enguage,test run in shop with ac on and when pressures come up fan clutch will enguage,monitor scan data while driving and cts reads same as guage and engine does get hot ...
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L hood latch LH VIN: SAJKX6743T
I have exposed the underside of the wheel well on the left front and cannot find a point of access to get to the latch to release it. does anyone know if there was a method provided? The older cars (1974 to 1987) provided a hole for such access but I cannot fi...
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension VIN: SAJWA82C15
Greetings And Salutations, Air suspension inoperative,have fault code C2302(Air suspension levelling plausibility error).All four corners on bump stops.System not working.Cleared code,compressor came on but shut off after about 45 seconds without raising, doi...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L Rke VIN: 1J4GA59178
Chrysler mavens we got a weird one. The orignal was B1934 drivers door lock/unlock switch. The remotes won't work unless the hood is open and the hood ajar is depressed, or cycle a door switch. Then the remotes will work for a minute or two. Then I have to dep...
2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L transaxle coolant drain plate VIN: JTJGW31U68
Hi Lexus techs, we have a 2008 rx 400h in that has a small leak from the transaxle coolant drain plate that has a drain plug in the middle. I need to know if there are any special precautions for removing and resealing this plate..i.e. parts falling out when ...
1977 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1230331202
After 20 minutes or more driving, vehicle is hard to start. Once it cool down ,it start normal. Unable to lower idle speed to normal. It stay at 990 or above . All linkage are ok. No vacuum leak. Timing is ok.
2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRE33575
Hello, this mini was brought in with hard shift from 1st to 2nd gear. shifting normal in upper gears. found codes 3120 ratio monitoring 2nd gear, and code 3300 shift response. could find no information on these codes at all from alldata, iatn and google. chec...
2013 Nissan Juke S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AF5MR3D
This juke came in about a year ago from a bank that was a repo for an engine replacement. The old engine was ran out of oil and grenade. We replaced the engine with a salvage yard engine. A few days after replacement the car came back with a p0171 fuel system ... Trouble codes: P0171
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Luxury 2.7L Hard start VIN: JS3TD94476
This vehicle has a very extended crank and start after running even for a short period of time. If vehicle is shut off and immediately restarted it will start without issue. Also if it is left to sit for an hour or so it will start without issue. It is only af... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr valve insufficent flow)
2000 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L Battery VIN: 4T1BF28B4Y
I have done a parasitic draw test with an ammeter in line with the negative battery cable. I get a 170-175ma draw at all times. I have pulled every fuse and relay I can find in the car while monitoring the meter for the draw to go down, it never drops. I hav...
2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 9BWGL61J46
this vehicle came in no start. verified fuel pmp bad replaced. ran fine. delivered vehicle. 2 hours later back on hook. more test resulted in new engine speed sensor and coil. now the vehicle runs but it will intermittenly cut out going down the road and act l... Trouble codes: 16705 (Engine Speed Sensor G28 Implausible Signal)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L vehicle VIN: 5UXFA13554
Thanks to everyone for the thoughtful and insightful words. I kept coming back to this car over the course of a few days trying to get a better "feel" for this problem. Needless to say I gave it a pretty good beating and I began to notice it was getting worse ...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP24135
Hi all I have not had time to get back to this car.I will get to it sometime this winter when it get slower
2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Steering Rack VIN: 1FADP3K27D
We purchased and installed a steering rack from Ford, and that fixed the problem. Lots to take off, but not a hard job.
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Extended cranking VIN: 5NPDH4AE9B
Thanks for the help everyone. I replaced the fuel pump and retested the pressure and it holds at 50 psi all day long. It's been several days now and it hasn't missed a beat starting. Was kind of an expensive fix as the dealer couldn't get it for a couple days...
2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
Thank you ALL for the excellent info on this car. Jag web sights were a big help. I have them saved in my favorites. OK first I will tell you that you don't want to test the ground side of the pump with a test light. You need to use a lab scope. After making r... Trouble codes: P1233 (Fuel not enabled), P1586 (Throttle body).
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L Sensor VIN: 1C4RJFAG3D
Sorry for the late post, just wanted to see where this went. Body shop ended up taking to dealer where they used there OE tool and supposedly coded and/or programmed control unit for new sensor installed. Not having to work on these much I will assume they wer...
1998 Nissan Frontier 2.4L shifter VIN: 1N6DD21S4W
I wound up getting a used transmission and installed it. We has replaced the clutch 3 years ago and it looked good.
2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP 2.0L water pump VIN: 1G2MG35X87
Thanks for all the help. we charged 7 hrs labor because we had 3 exhaust bolts break. we borrowed the timing gear holder from our local dealer and luckily we didn't have to retension the timing chain,the tool worked like it was supposed to. the most time consu...
2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start VIN: JTDKB20U65
We decided to check the whole high voltage system and the problem was a bad aftermarket high voltage battery. Trouble codes: P9965.
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