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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LS 2.2L master cylinder VIN: 1G1AK55F27
hello, I have a 07 chevy cobalt the customer brought in for brake fluid vanishing with no visable leaks.i removed master cylinder and the brake booster was full of brake fluid, so I sucked out the booster and replaced the master cylinder the next day the c...
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Drive cycle
Hello Everyone, I could use some advice on this traverse. The vehicle was brought to me because it kept failing emissions for the drive cycle readiness not complete. I have Checked it for codes (none were found) but cleared it out anyway to try and red...
1994 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L downshift VIN: 1B7KF26C5R
this is a landscape truck & in pretty good shape for age. it came in for a downshift when cruising at interstate speed & trans temp light would come on. found & repaired a broken wire to trans & this fixed the light coming on. truck will still intermittent...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Starting VIN: 1GTEK19T13
Hi Guys, I have this GMC that is giving me trouble with the engine starting. The customer stated that the engine wont start in park and sometimes starts in neutral. Another shop had replaced the safety neutral switch in Dec for this concern. I noticed that...
2006 Honda CR-V SE 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JHLRD78936
Hey guys, I have this '06 CRV setting dtc p2646, verified oil quality good, oil changed recently, oil pressure in spec, checked wiring and connectors, no concerns found. Replaced rocker arm control solenoid/switch and housing assembly, no sludge buildup no... Trouble codes: P2646 (VTEC pressure switch circuit voltage low)
2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L Engine VIN: JTHBL46F37
The Engine and Transmission where moved and reinstall, now the vehicle vibrates while idling in gear. The mounts look okay, no rips or any signs of leaking. Before buying a set of mounts, does anyone as run into this kind of problem ?
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL550 5.5L Analog clock VIN: WDDEJ71X27
Analog clock does not match time set in COMAND dash head unit. Is fast by 2 hrs and 2 minutes and does not change when time zone is changed. GPS is active, so time sets in increments of 1/2 hr (normal). There is no separate adjustment for the analog clock,...
2011 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L Awd, Dsc VIN: WMWZC5C5WH
I’ve been trying to diagnose 2011 Countryman All4 S with DSC and AWD warning lights resulting from the following codes. 5E83 - DSC: Insignificant CAN fault: delete fault memory 5E88 - DSC: Hydraulic unit, pressure sensor: internal We replaced the DSC pu...
2011 Porsche Panamera 4S 4.8L Transmission VIN: WP0ZZZ97ZB
Codes pulled from PDK module and No description on code: P1731: Displacement Sensor Shift Rod Gears 4/6, Implausible Signal. P1732: Displacement Sensor Shift Rod Gears 5/7, Implausible Signal. I am not familiar with PDK transmission and cannot find any...
2012 Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Door Locks VIN: 1C6RD7KT8C
When trying to lock or unlock doors only the driver door works. If i unlock other doors manually they will lock with the remote or door button.check all fuses and relays. Can hear door lock actuators trying to unlock when use remote. Scanner shows switches...
2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FB49Y79
Hello automotive brain tank. After doing a extensive brake over haul i keep having a brake pedal that slowly sinks down. This is the thirt master i installed. My question is could it be anything to do with eighter the brake booster or the abs pump having a...
2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH81574
Customer brought in vehicle for hiccup while driving on highway. We drove and found what appeared to be a misfire. Pulled one coil and plug(only one easy to get to) and plug was worn and coil showed overheating around plastic on winding area. This vehic...

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2011 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Reverse VIN: 1GCWGFFA0B
Jim [...] hit the nail on the head. The Snap ring on the 1234 clutch piston housing was off. After I assembled it I still did not like the way it air checked. I put it on the front pump then poured some atf on it and if checked it and I had a leak. After a...
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNKVJED0B
The diagnosis was stretched timing chain, we gave the customer the estimate, this being a company vehicle they opted to replace then engine assembly with a rebuilt unit, Thanks for all your assistance. Trouble codes: P0008 (eng position bank 1), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (CYL 1 misfire), P0420 (Cat efficiency bank 1).
2013 Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PB5SG3D
Hello fellow members I waited this long to close my help request to make sure this car didn't come back. I replaced the fuel injector rail with of course the injectors it self due to my current ramping looking a little off compare to what I was use to seeing. ... Trouble codes: P219A.
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L steering shaft VIN: 3B7KF22D2W
Thanks to all that replied. I was able to find a used part that fit. There are different length intermediate shafts. The advertised application is about 24.75" fully extended; it didn't even begin to touch the steering gear. The Shaft on this truck was about 2...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L poor brake pedal VIN: WD0PD64426
OK the bad dream is over after going through a rough time getting a hydraulic control unit used because a new one is 2000 smackers from MB. We finally got one and installed it and used the correct bleed sequence it worked. Our snappy Modis Edge showed us that ...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG1650W
The proper test at this point would be to back out the CTS wire at the ECM. If no change in scan data...failed computer. If data now reads max cold...shorted wire. Sensor ground may be shared with other sensors, but the 5V IS CTS alone. Did exactly what is s...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBRF52H97
thank for all the reply this car is fix found the small vacuum hose leak under the vacuum air pump that connected to front intake where the flap actuator located...
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ED28T02
Thanks for the help on the nissan, many good responses concerning verifying voltage, load carrying capability of the wires.The fix ended up being butt simple, it was the connector for the tps. It looked fine, I could probe it and get voltage and continuity but... Trouble codes: P0122 (TPS voltage low or shorted).
2006 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L door ajar light, other dash lights VIN: JTEHT05J26
The door ajar light staying on and the dash lights flashing and going crazy intermittently was caused by the alternator. Dash lights have not freaked out since alternator replacement and as soon as I installed new alternator, the dim door ajar light was not li...
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