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1999 Acura CL Premium 2.3L battery VIN: 19UYA3253X
Thanks ahead of time. Need help on my own 1999 Acura CL 2.3. Intermittently has a electrical draw. I have a amp meter and when it has a draw it's showing 13.5 amp draw. I've pulled every fuse in the under hood fuse box and under dash fuse box. No change. D...
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR54K7Y
vehicle will start then immediately die. but only after it sits for a while. fuel pressure stays good. injector has power but no pulse. vehicle has spark. good waveform and 18x and 3 x rpms on scan tool and waveforms at pcm for crank sensor. tried maf unpl...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L cat monitor wont run VIN: 2GCEC19T32
failed smog test with a p0420 code. after dig confirmed cat was defective. checked mode 6 at that time and cat monitor for bank two has not been run. after cat replacement still cant get bank two to run the cat monitor. bank one runs the monitor right away...
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L starter relay VIN: 1GNSKCKC8F
Truck will not crank, steering wheel is locked (electric steer), and will not come out of gear after replacing leaking a/c condenser and connecting battery. We have no ground command to starter relay from the PCM. This is a key less entry switch system. Co...
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited 2.4L Middle motor mount VIN: 3A4FY58B27
Greetings fellow techs. Today I got the job of replacing the middle motor mount on this PT Cruiser. When I looked at Alldata, the first step was to remove motor. The vehicle came in with a significant vibration and I recommended replacing motor mounts. I r...
2006 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1D4HB38N36
Good customer, patient. He has had us do some work in past. When he described problem he said it was very intermittent. Confirmed. He says it's happened at least a dozen times. He says, as he is slowing down, feels a harsh downshift and engine dies (warn... Trouble codes: P0884 (Power-Up at Speed-Stored transmission code), U
1987 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L no reverse
ok im not a transmission guru but do rebuild a few.i recently rebuilt this one with a total rtebuild kit including remman valve body .It has no reverse engagagement at all. I did test drive and all other gears seem fine. i did remove pan and check reverse ...
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21P47
Please help! Most of the time this truck does not start. When it does start it lasts for anywhere between 10 seconds and 10 minutes. FICM voltages are good, ICP is good. FICM SYNC is always NO when not starting/cranking. Initally had cam and crank sensor c...
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2CNBJ18UXR
This vehicle has a mild hesitation or surge when accelerating lightly. No codes are stored and vehicle has no data stream. While checking the basics I checked ignition timing and noticed if I revved engine up it you would feel a slight cut out and it seeme...
2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L air suspension VIN: JTHBN36F25
I have a customer who has a LS430 with air suspension. The car has low miles and it sat for a period of time and at least 2 of the struts went bad. They are looking at doing a conversion kit to coil springs with a suncore 69T-31-4 kit. The questions I have...
2010 Lexus RX450h 3.5L No Start VIN: JTJBC1BA7A
Vehicle ran over something which punctured the hybrid transaxle cooler (LF Wheel well). Customer drove vehicle until the transaxle ran out of fluid and burnt up. Sourced used unit with fewer miles and installed. We are Toyota and Lexus specialists and very... Trouble codes: P3000, P3000
1970 Mercedes-Benz 600 6.3L body hydraulic syst
what type of fluid do you use for the body hydraulic system , mineral or hydraulic fluid , is there a common brand to use , common to find . system reservoir is empty .is there a expert out there on this type of car a email address for quick questions . , ...
2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Surge VIN: WDDHF5KB6D
Above 30 mph, vehicle surge. Transmission oil level is ok. Anyone come across this problem. My gut feeling is a bad transmission
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWZC3C5XC
no start after sitting for 1 month, cranks fine. no spark. only other problem is the front wipers do not work now. washer work. wipers work when relay 1 is grounded. has 2 codes for wiper. customer was out of town, car ran fine before. front wiper will not... Trouble codes: A128 (Rlshardware fault rain sensor), A6CA, A6CB
2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L top inop VIN: YS3FB79Y89
need help finding part number for 6th bow locked sensor-diagnosed problem but cant locate part in epc

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2010 BMW 528i xDrive 3.0L shifts back into park VIN: WBANV1C58A
thanks dan,however she says it only happens when cold after sitting overnight.i replaced trans fluid with oem and trans pan with gasket.i started this morning and it shifted without problems.she said she had never replaced fluid.i also told her to keep me pos...
2005 Cadillac STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6DC67A15
Unfortunately unable to fix vehicle. Troubleshooting time versus sucess was eating profit . Did learn a way to test if valves were broken by energizing solenoids using a hot wire to positive side. Other than that no useful information. Trouble codes: P0019 (Exhaust Cam shaft position correlation B2 Left Side), P0024 (Exhaust Cam shaft position system performance B2).
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L take off VIN: 2G1WF52E95
found that the flushed cooler is still bad. bypassed cooler with a piece of hose to test and worked fined. installed aftermarket oil cooler.
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Rear upper control arm? VIN: 1GNER23D59
Thanks for the input. I chose fixed because I got my question answered. The rear upper control arm bushing play is a problem on these model GM Crossovers. As for when it becomes a problem? I agree that any paly is a problem for an accurate alignment. In this c...
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4L trunk VIN: 1G1PH5SC3C
Thanks to all who replied. Steve from Wisc. was right. Water getting into the trunk release button by the license plate was wigging the thing out. BTW it did not have a release button on the drivers door like some folks suggested... It was a strange one. But a...
2009 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Check Engine Light VIN: 1FTRX14W59
A new PCM fixed the issue. Thanks all for being there to help. Trouble codes: P0403 (EGR Control Circuit).
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L PMI update VIN: 1FT8W3BT3B
I was not going to close this, just update, but it left me no choice. The findings are done. This unit does not have a PAD, but the loom is there, Green wire. It is not shorted to ground, has a floating Ohms reading in the thousands. Access to the RCM, it has ...
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRF3HT2B
Thank you for the replies but unfortunately the customer never brought it back for us to try to fix it. If and when we get it back, I will post a better answer. Trouble codes: P2269, P1140.
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L Recirculation Door VIN: 1FTFW1ET1D
Thanks to everyone for their response. The dash did have to come out, but I got the top of the heater box out that the recirc door sits in without pulling the heater box. You will need a short 8mm box end wrench to do it. The vehicle had an aftermarket radio a...
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L dash message VIN: 4JGBF7BE5C
I want to thank all the guys that tryed to help me with this pre safe message on dash, the customer decided not to correct the problem and keep driving vehicle until Next service time thanks again i will be contacting again if i don't figure it out before it c...
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