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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 5.7L front differential VIN: 1GNGK26R7X
vehicle has a 6 inch suspension lift, also around 35 inch mud tires, customer bought the vehicle like this and found no 4x4, checked and there was no front drive shaft, after they install the driveshaft this wheel bearing noise shows up, I found the left f...
2013 Chevrolet Volt 1.4L HV Isolation faults. VIN: 1G1RD6E43D
Initially customer says he was driving in a parking lot and noticed the ICE was running and sounded louder than normal (still showed 13 miles of EV range). Then the customer described hearing a loud noise that sounded like he ran over a cinder block. he go...
1989 Dodge Dakota 2.5L alternator VIN: 1B7FL16GXK
Well I have here a race truck, hmmm. Customer says its 92, it is actually an 89 Dodge Dakota. It had a 2.5 in it. Previous owner- in another state- put in a 5.2-318. They removed the computer and put in an older style 2 wire regulator. I took the alternato...
2009 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Cooling hose routing VIN: JM3ER29L59
We inherited this job from another school. The engine was replaced, but all cooling hoses ,wiring etc. was not done. We have the cooling system hoses from the heater core, and turbo, connected. However, we have not been able to locate any routing picture o...
2014 Mini Cooper Paceman S ALL4 1.6L charging VIN: WMWSS7C56E
This car gets an intermittant dead battery. After charge, and then after overnight sit battery tests good. Now, when you start this it isn't charging, and doesn't charge until you either unplug the data wire, or get the battery voltage up enough(or alt war...
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T3ZF4DV0A
So 2 weeks later vehicle returned to shop with a check engine light on and code P0456 small evap leak. After previous repair vehicle passed self test and had no further problems after fueling. During inspection and smoke test with LDP / Vent solenoid close... Trouble codes: P0456 (Small evap leak)

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2008 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L no heat driver side VIN: 2FMDK49C18
thanks to all that replied. I believe I am dealing with a plugged core as some have stated. the customer feels the heat is good enough after the flush and due to the expense of pulling the dash has decided to live with it thanks
2011 Ford Explorer Limited 3.5L No KOEO VIN: 1FMHK8F81B
Thank You for all the replies, Glenn [...] post made me rethink. I disconnected harness to rear bumper and I was able to restart vehicle. It was either parking sensor or side object sensors causing a short or feedback the BCM didn't like. Although light was bro...
2007 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L Mode Door operation VIN: 1GTHC24K17
OK, thanks to you guys for your valuable input. The problem was a pencil lodged down into the vent in the defrost flapper valve. We disassembled the upper dash plate and fished it out. This valve has a guide pin that fits into the into the actuator mode motor ...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.0L Cuts out, Stumbles on accel VIN: 1J8HR68M28
I am closing this help request because the customer decided to have another shop look at it. I appreciate several of the bits of advise. If I hear something that fixes it from the other shop, I'll update.
2010 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost 3.5L Turbo VIN: 2LMHJ5ATXA
Thanks for all the reply s it appears there's metallic debris floating through the engine no real way of checking the oil volume to these turbos. so as told by identifix that it will require complete tear down with new turbos or engine replacement to solv... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo under boost), P052C.
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