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2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.0L tcm communication VIN: 1G4GC5GG7A
Vehicle came in in Nov. complant of harsh engagement and not shifting. also no backup camera or lane departure system not working. I tested for power and grounds to tcm. all were good put a new tcm in and everything worked as expected. Car was driven 600 m...
2011 Dodge Caliber Mainstreet 2.0L starting VIN: 1B3CB3HA6B
this caliber will not start unless key turned on and starter is jumped. Car was driven in for and ABS concern, when we go out to car the ignition switch was hanging from column. We asked cust and was informed had to use screw driver to turn ignition switch...
2011 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Battery VIN: 1FMCU9EG5B
Vehicle came in for battery completely discharging over night. I fully charged battery and checked for parasitic draws. Noticed a spike to 400ma every 2-3 seconds with lab scope. Traced draw down to fuse #5 in center console. Fuse number 5 is for the shift...
2001 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GTD19W91K
this sonoma got problem whit the transfer case shiftting .the truck pass from 4 wd hihg to 2 wd whitout commanding it .i began to put the system in diagnostic mode by grounding the dlc connector and the system give me a code 2 problem in this time the tccm...
2007 GMC Canyon SLT 3.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTDT13E87
Truck came about a month ago, check engine light on and flashing, running rough. Replaced coils and plugs, oil change due to excessive fuel in oil. Vehcile ran good till 2 days ago. Same symptons except cylinder 5 missing badly. Replaced coil and plug just... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (misfire 5)
2016 Infiniti QX80 Limited 5.6L Surge VIN: JN8AZ2NE7G
Hi, this one has been to the dealer and they did a software update that supposedly was going to fix the concern but it hasn't. During acceleration the rpm gauge will jump up and down about 100 rpm at times and sometimes it's enough to feel it surge. Lookin...
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4Matic 3.5L hood VIN: 4JGDA5HB5H
The client has a complaint of the hood open message will come up while driving "intermittently" and the alarm will set itself off intermittently while its parked and locked. I noticed while diagnosing the car that within the cluster the graphic image of th...
2008 Saturn Aura XE 3.5L Computer reset VIN: 1G8ZS57N28
Clear computer codes, customer said he drove 200 miles but evap still not compleat. No computer code's. The purg valve and evap valve works ok. I think it may be a computer problem. Thanks for any help with this .

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2005 Infiniti FX35 3.5L battery VIN: JNRAS08U35
After having the vehicle for a week and replacing the battery under warranty (old battery only 3months old) and interviewing every driver of the vehicle, we had the driver the problem happens to come down and take us for a drive. This is a older gentleman, aft...
2013 Infiniti JX35 3.5L Exhaust VIN: 5N1AL0MM4D
Thank you for the help. I did the vacuum blower thru the exhaust and it was coming from the catalytic convertor. Replaced and good to go. Thank you guys!
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 2.0L broken off glow plug VIN: 1VWBN7A3XC
We got a bit lucky. Removed the intake and that gave us enough room to hook on to what was left with a vice grip and used a slide hammer to get the remainder of it out. Vehicle is running well and has no cylinder pressure codes.
2019 Volkswagen Atlas SE 3.6L Master cylinder VIN: 1V2DR2CA9K
The brake fluid looked almost new on this vehicle. I agree that pushing fluid back into the system and not out the bleeder can cause problems. It was a "newer" tech who did the repair, but I know he test drove it and he would not have let it go if it was not r...
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