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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Convertible top VIN: WBABS33411
The top on this car stopped working, to make it worse it's my wife's car ! My scanner pulled up two codes, 0X57 (87) V1KLAP connected, no dtc detected at time of request. And code 0X22 vsw 4.2 input at ground no dtc detected at time of request. Of course m...
1994 Dodge B350 5.9L Pressures VIN: 2B5WB35Z0R
Car was in three years ago for conversion to R 134A and I replaced both dryers and the front expansion valve. Worked fine till two weeks ago we=hen he started van and about three minute's running it blew the high pressure blow out. I had a hard time findin...
1965 Ford Mustang 2.8L Generator/Alternator VIN: 5R07T14432
Got an old one im doing for a good customer of mines brother. So i get the car and no charge at batt. Applied momentary field battery voltage and nothing changed.alternator smelt burnt. Installed motor craft alternator and napa echlin regulator. No improve...
1996 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15N4T
SORRY FOR THE LONG POST! PLEASE SEE BELOW RELATED REPAIR HISTORY. I installed a new delphi fuel pump module in the rear tank and installed the fuel tank. added fresh fuel reconnected the battery and tried to start the vehicle, the vehicle will Crank but Wo...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L calipers VIN: 1FMSU45P13
Intermittently, when you push the brake pedal, the brakes do not release. We replaced front brakes, including calipers, as they had been overheated. The front brake hoses were replaced because one had been rubbed partway through. The problem remains. When ...
2016 Ford Explorer Sport 3.5L PTU, Transmission & Differential VIN: 1FM5K8GT0G
Customer was driving for approximately 3 miles on winding back roads when there was a bang, boom and a lot of smoke. They immediately had the vehicle towed here and we found the PTU blown up and the transmission case broken. The customer stated that no abn...
2013 Honda Accord EX-L 2.4L Starting VIN: 1HGCT1B82D
Press start button and starter does not engage. Dash message show==power is on- shift to park. Unable to shift into gears.no code for engine, transmissiom and push start system. No power to starter.scan tool data it is in gear. Anyone has this problem befo...
2012 Nissan Armada Platinum 5.6L none VIN: 5N1BA0ND7C
Hi to all ? I have this vehicle first time came here , well maintain ,complain wasting oil from 1 quart to 3 quarts , between every oil change 3K .This time before oil change customer check ? have to add 3 quarts. Engine oil leak , no, none , zero, bone dr...
1999 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR18E4X
Customer has been to a few shops already and the parts canon has been shot at this car the evap purge valve at the engine,canister,the VSV, and the VSV pressure sensor basically everything has been changed . The computer has the right updated number as the... Trouble codes: P0446
2015 Toyota Prius Persona Series 1.8L radio/display VIN: JTDKN3DUXF
checked powers/grounds with radio- o/k. installed salvage yard unit, same problems. rechecked powers, grounds and looked for data lines, they all seems to be working. the radio display times out, touchscreen works fine when screen on, then times out.

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1989 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FABP54Y9K
Many of you said the owner hydrolocked the engine with the oil that was in the sparkplug holes, and I am pretty sure that is what happened. When I told him what I had found, and that the front head had timing problems, and that one rod was possibly bent, he o...
2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L compressor VIN: KMHDH4AE2B
Well customer declined the repair. they will deal with it when it completely fails. Well as I stated in my post this is a manual a/c system not a automatic a/c system and only has one wire to the compressor and that's to turn the clutch on & off. Bryan gave th...
2005 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Alternator VIN: 1YVHP80CX5
Thanks for all of your help. Except for Rob [...] said to do and replaced the alternator from the dealer. Test drove and ...
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