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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for November 18, 2021
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2016 Buick Enclave Leather 3.6L Electronic VIN: 5GAKRBKD5G
Vehicle came in with a transmission issue. I determined the Issue was internal and we replaced it with a used transmission. after replacing and resetting the transmission adaptors, road test the vehicle. Everything was working fine, shift points were good....
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W9Y
Even though there's lots of miles on this one I think the engine is newer. This customer just bought this so he doesn't know any helpful info for me. It has a new cap and rotor. So I crank the engine , it runs smoothly for a couple of seconds and dies. I f...
1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L unknown trouble code VIN: SALJY1281T
Vehicle came in for intermittent no start.Turn the key,no check engine light on in position 2 or 3 ,no starter.Found pertinent code for wrong security codes.Removed ecm,looked like water entry at one time but no damage.Repaired water entry in body and clea... Trouble codes: P1622 (wrong security codes received by ecm), 535 (unknown code)
2005 Mazda Miata Mazdaspeed 1.8L Hesitation VIN: JM1NB35415
Customer complaint of no Turbo Boost, drove to verify no boost, scanned ,no codes, smoke tested intake system for leaks, none found, intake manifold vacuum 20inhg. checked turbo by pass valve operation, ok. Checked air filter & housing for restrictions, ok...
2009 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L red battery light VIN: WDDNG71X69
need some help on this one have a 09 s550 that come in to shop with battery light on the red 1 battery not charged he had just replaced the main battery when light come on we tested charging sys 3 times 1 time it failed and tested the aux battery the aux t...
2006 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine VIN: JTDKB20U16
Vehicle was driving fine, cust sitting at a stoplight, went to take off and no engine response from accel pedal, warning lights came on. Unable to drive car above idle. Towed in. Multiple codes: see above. Verified plenty of fuel in car. Changed aux batter...

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2006 Infiniti G35 3.5L Flexplate bolts broken VIN: JNKCV51E06
Conclusions: I believe the previous repair person had overtightened the crank bolts, causing some of the threads to crack loose. As the bolt screwed out, the cracked thread shifted, and locked the bolt. If we had seen it coming, we may have been successful i...
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Lighting VIN: 4JGDF7CE0D
Well...the fun is over!! Turns out the new headlamp assembly had an issue with the motor in it that caused it to fail in the coding process and also caused it to shut off after about 10 seconds. Unfortunately the only source of information that helped me was...
2011 Subaru Forester X 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2SHABC3B
Being that everything was in good shape before old motor quit and it felt like a timing issue pulled cover found cam on left bank one tooth off retired good to go Thankyou for your replies Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304.
2013 Toyota Highlander 3.5L brakes VIN: 5TDBK3EH0D
Thanks to all. Sounds like even if the Toyota Dealer told this customer "happens all the time" the IATN folks haven't seen this. A few suggestions for checking the emergency brake shoes, all ok. We have a Toyota Scan tool and no codes at all were stored. Custo...
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