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2002 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4.6L Charging VIN: 1G6KE57Y42
Customer came in saying her battery light was on, When checking it out, The light wasn't on but due to the age, I replaced the alternator with a delco unit, she took it and a few days later the battery went dead due to not charging, I tested the f terminal...
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No power VIN: 1GNSK2E01B
Any help on this one would be greatly appreciated. Customer brought vehicle in with Trouble codes: P0223 (TP sensor 2 voltage high), P0223 (TP sensor 2 voltage high)
1991 Dodge B250 5.2L Steering gear
We have this van that will not return the steering to center when making turns. The steering becomes extremely hard to turn in the air when you move the wheels. Disconnecting the pressure hose from the pump allows the steering to be turned much easier by h...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
after 2 egr valves have been replaced...all test charts lead to bad valve...on accel voltage at sensor wire goes from .5volt to less than .15 which trips light...my question is ..these are dorman replacement valves and both read same...do I need an oem for... Trouble codes: P0405 (Egr system low voltage)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15Y5S
Truck will not start after driving for over 30min.Fuel pump relay start cycling when trying to start and fuel pump start clicking at the same time.Checked fuel pressure when running 50 psi.Low fuel pressure on no start.Checked spark was good. Truck will st...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSW30P53
ford 6.0 came in stalling issue and surging on freeway and misfires tech found injector pressure sensor code for low circuit and leaking oil throw connector so it was fixed that seems to fix our stalling and surging truck also would loose a cylinder at a s...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L oil leak VIN: 1FDSE35PX6
I'm hoping someone else has had a similar experience and can help me figure out this nightmare. Did a major repair on this vehicle of high pressure oil pump, injector o-rings, stand pipes and dummy plugs. Since the repair the vehicle has a decent size oil ...
2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L No Start VIN: 1FT7X2BT4B
Vehicle was towed in with a cranking but no start condition. We found code P2291 and noticed it was not building enough high pressure to start (1000psi). First thing checked was the Fuel conditioning module and filters (low pressure system).Low pressure PI... Trouble codes: P2291 (Injector control pressure to low cranking)
2014 Ford Explorer Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1FM5K8GT2E
We have the above Exploder in the shop. It makes a popping noise when the wheels are almost all the way to the right. More pronounced when in reverse. I can not find any significant play in any of the suspension components. I have read the TSB regarding th...
2007 Honda Element SC 2.4L MIL Lamp on, VTEC limp in mode VIN: 5J6YH17957
New customer, came in with complaint of engine going into Trouble codes: P2646
2012 Honda Fit DX 1.5L ignition
This is the second Honda Fit we have seen in two weeks. Spark plugs are not supposed to be replace until 105K this vehicle has 44500 and number two spark plug loosen up and damaged the threads and coil pack. Has anyone else seen this and why isn't Honda wa...
2009 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L Door Locks VIN: JNKCV61F09
All door locks are inoperative. Accessing scantool data shows lock and unlock request inputs from key, LF master switch, and RF door switch. Bi-directional control for locks through scanner command is also inoperative. All door closed/open switches...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAE24406
Shame on me for thinking I could work on a Land Rover. I got this fellow's LR3 a month ago with both P0172 and P0175. MAF readings seemed unusually high at idle. And at the time LT trims were around -15 and ST trims were around -5%. I replaced the MAF with... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel Trim Rich Bank 1), P0175 (Fuel Trim Rich Bank 2)
2014 Mazda CX-5 GS 2.5L front end noise VIN: JM3KE2CY5E
customer came in with noise in front end,speed bumps every time and certain potholes the noise is very loud and kind of dangerous,did search on web struts, upper strut plates both front lower control arms,stablizer links all very common did find any play w...
2006 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L brakes VIN: 2CKDL73F16
Folks I am not a abs expert. I can only tell you what I feel and hear. Sometimes when coming to a stop I feel the brake pedal vibrate and push back. Also at that time it sounds like the car is letting a fart under the hood. Sorry about this description but...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L fuel leak / odor VIN: 4S3BL67685
happy summer to all!! problem: strong fuel odor inside cabin and outside at right rear. Fuel lines ALL dry. Removed rear seat, strong odor on passenger side, fuel pump harness conduit wet with traces of fuel. Unplugged fuel pump harness - the plug wa...
2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium 2.5L rear brake service VIN: 4S3BNAE60F
Rear brakes service mode. Looked on Mitchell 1 to find procedure and used Mac tool scanner to set. checked and found error code c1955 and c1956. Performed Snap on scanner and still the same. came in with the light off and after trying to set service mode e...
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start, No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C7Y
Car is always a very extended crank to start (30-45sec). Cold or hot. Drove car and feels normal to me power wise. Does shudder when at idle once warmed up. Belt timing is on using cam lock, pump pin and flywheel and balancer marks. Checked timing using VC...

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1999 BMW 318i 1.9L Fuel gauge VIN: WBAAN92070
All sorted - was indeed the cluster. Car is an E46 with twin tank senders, which have caught me out in the past. No reference voltage out of the cluster and confirmed when we tried the cluster in an identical vehicle that turned up a day later. Cheers for the ...
2007 BMW 750Li 4.8L Low Oil Level Warnng VIN: WBAHN83557
Decided to try a BMW alternator (believe it or not, was able to obtain one through Autozone for 1/2 the price). This took care of the issue. Gotta love aftermarket parts!! Thanks for the help and God bless. Trouble codes: 2EBD, 2EA0, 2EBC.
2007 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8L Ride Control VIN: 1G4HD57227
I guess I'm guilty of over thinking this problem. I had bought this car only a week earlier after my wife had been in a wreck and had her cream puff 05 Lesaber totaled. It had a bad mount and starter issues that I knew about when I bought it. Got a great dea...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDJE30F7S
After removal of valve cover we were able to pinpoint a faulty injector solenoid along with burnt terminals at the inner gasket connection.Replaced solenoid and valve cover gasket/harness.Awesome replies got me on track with diagnostics and repair.THANK YOU. Trouble codes: P0470, P0263, P0269, P0275, P0281.
2014 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L abs codes VIN: 1F66F5KY3E
The DTC C148B is for hydraulic brake booster motor circuit open. When the ABS module detects an open on the ABS pump motor monitoring circuit. It states to check the fuses, wiring, motor, relay and ABS module. If the fuses are ok, see if you can command the ...
2017 Honda Civic LX 2.0L Compressor
Hello friends, thanks for your replies. Finally got the answer to my problem... had a bad electric control valve, it opens when it received more voltage for increase the compressor pumping. Replaced the compressor, made a two hour route test work very well. R...
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4L codes VIN: KMHEC4A40C
after considerable time spent moving battery and modules using the parts that I have, combinations resulted in same issue when using the original battery with either module it has codes for the 3 temp sensors, when using the replacement module it has the p1a6f... Trouble codes: P1A6F.
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 1.8L No Start VIN: WDDGJ4HB5D
Hi guys. This one is gone to dealer. Samuel [...] was most helpful. Steering lock would release and cluster would illuminate. Power and grounds were Ok. I couldn't scope CAN. send it to MB and they installed a new ME. Thank you guys for you time and help. Fran...
2002 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L tcc VIN: 5TBRT34102
Well guys tks for the tips! I have it back on the road. I put a used tranny and ecu in. LLoyd mentioned a od planet issue sticking a tcc control valve causing lockup, and the fact that the sol not able to lock it by itself. I saw plenty of metal on the front m...
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