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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L Communication VIN: 1C3AN69L94
Although Veh resembles a MBZ and has MBZ components, Chrysler it is. We have 60 ohm in CAN yet we can not communicate with the following ECU's on the vehicle: ESP, BAS, Trans, Gear selector, TPMS. We have ohm'd That CAN (60). Using Generic scanner, code P0...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L oil pan gasket VIN: 1FTCR10U7P
Replacing the engine oil pan gasket on 93 Ranger with 3.0L engine. Replacement part from dealer is listed as [...] is also listed for this application and more closely resembles the gasket i need but ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Charging VIN: 1FTNW21P04
It does not charge at idle. It only charge if i step on the gas and raise the rpm to 900. Anyone have this problem before
2016 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Surge VIN: 1FDUF5GY1G
This truck will stair step the rpm as you drive it. It's not a smooth rpm increase when driving. We perform a relearn on the system and it is fine for a few miles but then reverts back to the original problem. No codes. This is a U-Haul truck. They have an...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Hesitation, No throttle response VIN: WDBUF70J06
Customer complaint of no throttle response on very rare occasions while entering on-ramps. We have driven 200 miles with 2 failures of 5 seconds each. It corrects itself within a few seconds, or with a key off cycle. I am not sure of the cause, but suspe...
2010 Other Asian PATHFINDER 2.5L Poor acceleration VIN: VSKJVWR51A
No power under accelerating, slowly accelerate in order to pick up speed. But when not in gear - Good idle with no hesitation, good snap throttle response, no black smoke. Customer said “problem started when fuel tank level got very low”. Other shop change... Trouble codes: C1163 (Steering Angle Sensor Circuit Fault), C1143 (Steering Angle Sensor Circuit Fault), C1133 (Engine 4 Fuel Cut System Fault), P1832 (TCS Operation Signal), P1831 (TCS Operation Signal)
2006 Toyota Solara SLE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1FA38P96
Original scan P0171, 0174 & 0430. My mistake was, being busy, I told customer common failure was MAF- without any diagnostics. They requested MAF. Car is back- 171/174. LTFT 25-30%, STFT was negative numbers- vacuum leak thought I. A road test did not brin... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Upshift VIN: WBAEK734X4
First of all I like to thank all that took the time to reply to my cry for help. Aaron & Aurel are correct in one thing, this is a SGM transmission, I have never seen such animal. Anyways I ended up taking the car to a transmission shop and at first they had ...
2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L No Start VIN: 5NPEB4AC6D
this one was crazy. I had a tech apply for job and he ask if the fuel would burn. he also said it looked good and smelled normal. I took his advise and try to ignite it. But it would not burn. drained tank put in new fuel and all is well. Thanks for all your ...
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2G2WP52204
Thanks to all that offered up help as always! Some offered up advise that I already listed as tried and some new ideas as well. I did forget to mention in the initial request that this was a drive by wire system. So I stewed over this gem for so...
2000 Subaru Outback 2.5L trans temp excessive VIN: 4S3BH6658Y
Most replies agree with the theory that Snap-on was misreporting the trans temp. I also talked to Snap-on and they would neither confirm or deny the posibility of misreporting data. I finally drove vehicle till temp went over 400 and then put it on the lift ...
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