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2003 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Engine Overheats VIN: 2G4WF55113
Hey guys, I have this 03 Buick Regal 3.8l SC, customer came in complaining of overheating, checked coolant, slightly low, due to overheat, topped off coolant, run engine up to about 230 degrees and fans don't come on, I can command low and high speed fans ...
1992 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L engine VIN: 1GNDT13Z7N
This is our shop plow truck, lives only in our parking lot these days. Recently started having an issue where the engine would die out, fail to restart due to engine failing to turn over. (click, no, or very slow spin) Newer fully charged Snapon jumper pac...
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZB5E15B
Does anybody know if a le5 gm engine is exactly the same as the le9 engine, besides the injectors? Thanks. Trouble codes: P0101, P0171, P0068
2009 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.3L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2A8HR44E99
Thanks for everyones help. This vehicle came with a battery drain that would kill the battery in two days. Performed a parasitic draw test and found a draw of approx .400 amp draw after all modules shut down. After isolating the circuit we found the draw t...
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L No Start VIN: 2C4RC1CG8C
Van towed in on -25 degree day. Engine was flooded, replaced spark plugs (original 155,285mi) and engine oil. Engine will not start, still acts flooded, dumping in fuel. No codes. Scan data shows ethanol content 43%. Fuel sample found 0% ethanol. Reset all...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie 5.9L ac compressor stays engaged VIN: 3D7KS28C95
AC compressor clutch stays on electronically when ever engine is running. Freezes evaporator solid. Clutch disengages when unplugged and the clutch spins freely by hand. No codes in any modules the engine control unit data shows ac on or off when the contr...
2012 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L engine VIN: 2C3CDYBT8C
Got this Challenger in stalled on the customer while driving highway speed would not restart. I have checked the following cam and crank signal and the synchronization good. fuel pressure good. fuses good. They way it was turning over had me check compress...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L forward clutch VIN: 1FTRW12W75
No drive in D position only.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTVX12578
I have a 2008 F150 in our shop. Came in to have motor replaced. Lifted cab and replaced engine with a used one out of a 2005 F150. had to swap engine harnesses since the plug on the engine harness to body harness was different. Now I have a crank no start ...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Awd VIN: 1FMCU93G79
I have no AWD on this Escape. Will not engage rear wheels. Opened the PTU transfer case and found no damage. Heres the big question---does the rear driveshaft turn at all times? I can grab and stop the rear driveshaft from turning in gear with the front wh...
2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L Left front caliper VIN: 2HJYK16566
Since I could not produce an external fluid leak and could not identify any ABS faults I at first suspected loose caliper seals pulling air when temperature got below 0. We installed and bled NAPA Eqlipse calipers in May of 2018. He was here last week for ...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8HR48M78
This 3.0 diesel randomly turns the CEL and sets code P0544. this indicates the pre-cat sensor/circuit problem. This vehicle does not have a pre-cat EGT sensor - only a post-cat EGT sensor. It as wiring up to the area of the post-cat sensor, but the connect... Trouble codes: P0544 (Egt b1s1)
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L power steering VIN: JTJHA31U94
hello thanks for looking at my post. this seems real dumb and easy but... car came in with ps noise inn the am. fluid was nasty so i installed a new remote reservoir and flushed it real good.. seemed to help but customer was not happy in the morning. i the...
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L rear differential VIN: WMWZC5C53C
Hello fellow techs. I have this mini s all4 with a binding rear end when turning and acceleration fast. Has no codes. Has had rear diff. and both rear drive shafts replaced with no fix at diff. shop. Symptoms didn't change after parts replaced. Parts were ...
2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8AS5MT4A
I am doing a timing chain & valve job on this rogue. I can't get the timing cover out. The factory manual does not state anything. Do you have to pull the engine or is there a trick to getting it out?
2006 Toyota Matrix XR 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2T1LR30E36
Hoping to find a known-good cam/crank relationship waveform for this motor. Don't see anything in the knowledge base. Perhaps someone could help a brother out. Thanks!
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L Head gasket VIN: JTDKN3DU7A
Ok guys I have this 2010 Prius blowing white smoke like crazy. I've done head gaskets on earlier models but on this one all data is telling me I have to pull engine and trans as first step in cylinder head removal,even timing chain labor involves removing ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Steering Column VIN: WBAWC33557
Thanks to all that replied to my request. Steven and Victor gave me the needed info to solve my problem. It was a battery issue. Changed the battery with new fresh battery and reset the CAS Module. Worked perfectly.
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L speedometer VIN: 3GCUKSEC2E
Thanks for the replies. GM suck!!! I put 35" tires on and installed a EDGE HTZ tuner and recalibrated the speedo.
2005 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HE28K95
Checking pins 4 and 16 at the DLC i had 60 ohms. Checkind the can C wires at the front control module I had 120 ohms. It was a second bad pcm witch is where the second terminating resistor is. Thanks for all the replys! Trouble codes: U0102, U0101.
2008 Dodge Durango SXT 4.7L 3rd gear VIN: 1D8HB38N18
I tried a new factory solenoid pack and it didn't help any, so we decided to source a used transmission for it that will be installed in the near future. Thank you for your help.
2011 Dodge Journey lux 3.6L Lf Wheel Speed Sensor VIN: 3D4PG5FG7B
The car has not returned. Had very good sugestions but unable to use them.
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L MIL Lamp on, no cluster VIN: 2C4RDGBG7G
thank you guys who took the time to help me as I doubt the tipm had water inside and I had 117 ohms resistance at the connector 7 on the tipm so there was a short. yesterday I took the cluster off but everything was looking good over there so I took the tipm ... Trouble codes: U0155.
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Electronic steering VIN: 1FMCU93178
Thank you for the help guys. I tried re-indexing the new torque sensor twice but the result was always the same; uneven easy steer to the right. I installed a used column assembly and updated the PSM programming and that fixed it. The next one will get a repl...
2015 GMC Acadia Denali 3.6L Starter VIN: 1GKKVTKD3F
I received quite a few replies on this one. I have never had the starter act up on me. I put a light on the output side of the relay to monitor the starter signal. It never acted up when the light was on. But it still acted up on the customer a few more ti...
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