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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 6.0L Starting VIN: 1GNET13H06
Truck came in for leaking transfer case. Removed and resealed, reinstalled. After repair, truck would not crank. After a few minutes with key on, engine would start once and die within a couple of seconds. Then no crank again for several minutes. Anti-...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L vibration VIN: 1GCHK24K87
Vehicle has vibration between 60 and 70 mph. All tires balanced twice (road force). There is no play on any parts. When the rear is up in the air at speed with front tires on the ground there is no shake. When all 4 tires are up with vehicle on the lift th...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Steering Box VIN: 3D7KU26D33
This truck came in with a steering issue.the steering wheel turns like its not connected.the power steering pump isnt making any noises at all.i think its the gear box but would like some feedback i cant get power steering pressure as my gauge is broke any...
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L panic button VIN: 3D4PG1FG2B
Uncertain why the panic button on both factory remotes does not work. Every other function with the remotes work as specified. Opened key fobs up to check for damage or modifications, nothing found.
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge VIN: 1FDAF56P86
Picked up vehicle hooked up a trailer drove across town picked up a light load started missing when pulling out the parking lot and misfired intermittently back to the shop the check gauges message came up and Transmission Fluid temperature gauge went to z... Trouble codes: U0101 (Lost Communications with TCM), P1780 (TCS Out Of Self Test Range), P0148 (Fuel Delivery Error), B1352 (Ignition Key in Circuit Fault), U1900 (ABS CAN Communication BUS Fault), B1342 (Faulty Contol Module Trailer Brake)
2010 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Coolant Bottle VIN: 1FAHP2EW4A
OK Ford guys, Customer brought this vehicle into my shop with oil in the cooling bottle, wanting the cooling system flushed. I flush the system and tried to locate the source of the problem. no trans cooler in the radiator. thought it may have been the wat...
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTFW1EF7C
need some help ford guys. this truck came in for a check engine light a while for a few misfire codes so we did a tune up and all was well (around 100k miles). came back this week for a check engine light again at 122k for the codes mentioned. I think we h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0302, P0304, P0308, P0316
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Fan VIN: 1FTFW1EF3D
Hello to all, Thank you in advance. Customer complains of cooling fan on radiator going "super nova" aka running on high when ac is on to the point where he can hear it inside of vehicle and can not got through drive through. He states with ac off it never...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1J4GW48S21
Hey guys, HELP! This Jeep was originally brought in on a hook for a died while driving/no-start. I found that the CMP synchronizer had gone bad, chewing up the gear, effectively "jumping time" and destroying the camshaft. It started for me once, just by ch... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire)
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Dash red brake lighton VIN: JTJHT00W22
This vehicle has the red brake dash light on- indicating a brake fluid level or park brake on. Neither is the case. However I have a C1340 code-center differential lock- code stored in the abs module. I can't see that the diff lock is locked in by driving ...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Battery VIN: WDB1260441
I found disconnecting the white wire at the junction behind the alternator reduced the key off drain to 0. Per the wiring diagram, that wire feeds the fuse box, ignition switch, light switch, ABS controller, antitheft system, power windows power seats, ign...
2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L a/c system VIN: WDDNG77X28
one of my first a/c jobs for the summer and its kicking my a** already so few weeks a go I replaced the radiator on this car and customer returned few weeks later saying a/c not blowing cold after I replace the radiator.. but when I did the job I didn't ha...
2011 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L vvt VIN: 5N1AR1NN3B
Hi fine folks. Here's the deal fine folks, I took in this fairly well maintained pathfinder with a cel lit . Scan diag found a P0011. That is a bank 1 valve timing performance code. The engine is quiet and there are no other symptoms mechanical or driveabi...
2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Temperature VIN: 1N4AL3AP9E
This vehicle has a very unusual concern. A/c blows decently for ambient temperature while in bay. When vehicle is driven a/c will randomly blow warm until shut off and re-started. Attempted to monitor pid data while driving. No evidence of any sensors drop...
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L hybrid battery VIN: JTEEW44A58
I am working on the hybrid battery. This is my first time. There is is a wealth of information available for the prius but not the highlander. Does anybody know if I can swap in a newer 2011-2013 battery in my 08. The problem with mine is very intermittent...
2015 Toyota Prius 1.8L Battery Fan VIN: JTDKN3DU8F
Vehicle came in for check engine light on.Scan shows POA80 for failed battery but battery cooling fan is not running as would be normal for this code.Inspection shows fan to have no power supply and no relay in the indicated socket in the underhood fuse bo...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6L No Start VIN: 2G1FA1EV5A
as much as it pains me this vehicle is fixed. i didnt fix it. i sent it back to the used car lot we get these headaches from constantly. they worked on it for 4 days this week and finally got it started. owner called and said it was a body ground, and i am bet...
2010 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L cooling system VIN: 1FMEU8F8XA
The problem has been solved. I removed the water pump which used to have a metal impeller [impeller blades deteriorated] I was happy to see this. New water pump cured problem. Thanks to all that took the time to offer ideas.
2012 Ford E-250 4.6L Compressor VIN: 1FTNE2EW4C
I ended up sending this beast to another shop. They said the wire from computer to relay was shorted. They replaced the wire and then informed me the used computer I had installed would still not commanded the compressor. I got a replacement computer and they ...
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 5.7L key programming VIN: 1J8HG58226
I visited the local dealer to get the four digit pin, and used a launch scanner to access the wireless module and reprogram the keys, thanks everyone for your help and info
2009 Lexus IS250 2.5L left front wiiring VIN: JTHCK26229
The wires we could not identify were for the park aid, which this vehicle was not equipped.
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L turn signal VIN: WDBLK65G21
Hey guys, thanks for the response. Rookie mistake made here. My "Tech" broke off the end of the switch actuator when he installed same. New switch and more installation care solved the problem. - Bernie
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L Engine oil seal VIN: WDAPF3CC2A
Thanks for your replies. Ended up installing older style seal. The kind made of rubber with the steel spring on the lip. No more oil leak. There is no significant radial play in the crankshaft. Had to machine a fixture to measure the end of the crankshaft ecc...
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