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2013 Acura ILX Hybrid 1.5L Engine/IMA VIN: 19VDE3F74D
Thank you in advance for any help. We have a 2013 Acura ILX towed into the shop with a no start condition. It acts like a seized engine, The starter clicks hard and high amperage draw. If I attempt to turn the engine by hand with a socket on the crankshaft...
2009 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Stall VIN: WAULV94E49
Back at this monster again. Thought we had problem licked ,but here we are again. intermittently stalls or will not restart after a hot soak,customer says has to wait 25 minutes then starts,says he hears like a click noise then starts. We have done everyth... Trouble codes: 01242, 00013
2012 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.6L Fuel injectors VIN: 2G1WF5E32C
Morning and thanks for taking the time to read this... I have 2012 Chevy Impala with the 3.6 liter that came in and has a bad #2 injector. I check as the TSB says for proper wiring harness routing and also for any chaffing of the harness! I have never inst...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L HVAC Airflow VIN: 3D7KU28CX4
We had this truck come in with no function other than slight airflow from the floor and defrost, poor AC temp, intermittently no display on the climate control head. We found the vent/defrost and floor doors as well as the temp door broken - this is a s...
1995 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2GTFK29K1S
This truck came in as a tow in crank no start. It had no spark but did have injector pulse. I had no coil control out of the ignition module. Replaced the distributor assembly/ignition module. Truck stared up and ran fine, set the timing and then now it in...
2014 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GKFLXEK7E
Hi all, back story car towed in snapped timing chain, customer opted install used engine. Just installed a used 2.4l in this GMC terrain. The salvage yard engine came out of a 2011 buick regal 2.4L but the salvage yard insists it is interchangeable. I am... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich)
2010 Honda Element EX 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 5J6YH2H78A
This car came in with a complaint of the check engine light coming on and stutters under acceleration. Pulled codes and had P0339, P0344, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, and P0304. Checked for misfires, none found. Checked wiring to cam and crankshaft sensors.... Trouble codes: P0339 (CKP Sensor A Circuit Intermittent Signal), P0339 (CKP Sensor A Circuit Intermittent Signal)
2012 Hyundai Veloster 1.6L Dash lights VIN: KMHTC6AD2C
I'm posting this as a repaired vehicle for informational purposes. We received the vehicle with no dash lights after other shops had given up. Dash dimmer switch was working on the switch lights on the console and steering wheel, and with the headlights on...
2006 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Obd monitor incomple VIN: SAJWA79B56
How long does it takes to get all obd monitor complete except evap system before smog check is perform. Anyone know
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Tcm VIN: KNADC12554
This vehicle came in with a P0708-trans range sensor high input. Mitchell says this code sets when the TCM sees more than one gear input from the range sensor. The code will not set in park or neutral and will set immediately in any other gear(R,D,2,1). Th...
2017 Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4L main Radiator VIN: 3VW2B7AJ7H
We need to replace the radiator, and would like to know the proper steps in doing this, especially if the front end needs to be "removed" to do this radiator job. Any tips or precautions would be appreciated! Thank You!

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2003 Cadillac CTS 3.2L Starting VIN: 1G6DM57N43
Thanks to Michael! When checking it we did find a voltage drop on the ground side of the ECM feed to the relay, replaced and programmed ECM with new unit from GM, problem fixed. Thanks again
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3D7KA28623
replaced injectors although return rate was in spec. just barely
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S75
To all that offered help thank you. It was recommended to load test the wiring. After testing circuits I loaded tested all power and ground circuits with a 6 amp load to find any weak connections. The 2 month old ignition switch I had replaced lost over 1 vol... Trouble codes: P0464 (Fuel sender voltage low), U0155 (Lost communication with dash), P0300 (Random misfire).
2009 Smart Fortwo Passion 1.0L transmission VIN: WMEEJ31X59
After relubing the shifter assembly and reinstalling, going through the complete teach in routine again, the car once more operated normally for a short period and then began having the same problem. Shipped car to mercedes, they say its repaired, but have giv...
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