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2009 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GAEV23D99
I have been fighting this since Xmas. The event goes like this: While vehicle is running(driving or idling), the CEL will come on, "service stability control" message comes on, tachometer goes haywire, power locks cycle on their own. May or may not go into... Trouble codes: U4180, U0730, U1210, U1400, U1010
2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Hesitation VIN: 2G1WW12E62
Car came in a few weeks ago, customer complaint has a hesitation on incline or when accel from driving speed. Another technician replaced plugs, wires, and coilpack. customer has returned saying that there is no difference, and now vehicle has changed hand...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GCJC33124
Regular customer brought us this recently purchased vehicle with a complaint of a misfire. Tested found P0302 in computer. Checked alldata not much help [shocking] went through IATN archives found a few articles. Checked balance rate for injectors found al... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire cyl 2)
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16317
Vehicle came with P0443. tested circuit to purge solenoid, all checked out. replaced purge solenoid and cleared codes, road tested' re scanned for pending codes, all ok. A week later vehicle is back with same code. re tested circuit with same results, all ... Trouble codes: P0443
2015 Dodge Dart SXT 2.4L atf level VIN: 1C3CDFBB9F
Front end collision damage and repair was done a few months ago. Transmission cooler was not properly mounted. This led to the cooler dropping below vehicle and dragging on highway to the point that it rubbed and damaged the cooler causing an unknown amoun...
1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L abs valve VIN: 1FTCR15X1P
good morning fellow wrenchers. I have this ranger that came in with the master cylinder push rod adjusted too far and the brakes would not release. needless to say the front brakes were gone and had some minor leaks so we did front brake pads and rotors an...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L temperature VIN: 1FAHP60A74
Vehicle came in with an upper radiator hose leak. Leaked on the heater control valve and shorted it. Codes B2798 and B2799. Replaced the heater control valve and auxiliary water pump. Blows cold at 60 on both sides. Run the temps up to 75 and it will blow ...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Blower Fan VIN: 1FTFW1ET3B
Last month customer came in with no blower fan. Installed new blower motor resistor and was working fine. Now the fan will not work on high. Turn the fan on it will run for about 30 seconds & quit. Then about 30 seconds it will start up and continue the cy...
2014 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Turbo
The LH turbo area is leaking coolant. It looks like there is a kind of quick connect fitting. Are there any tips or precautions to take when doing this? Also, what kind of gaskets, fittings, o_rings will I need to get? Maybe I should do both sides? Thanks!
2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7L alarm VIN: JN1BV7AP7E
Okay so here we go. This QX50 came in with the complaint that the door lock alarm will beep every 45 to 55 seconds. So we found no codes. So as a preliminary we disconnected the battery and touched the cables together to do a soft reset and while doing tha...
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L Oil Light Instrument Panel VIN: 1J4BA5H10A
Here we have this jeep, with malfunction oil pressure indicator light. It lights randomly. This system function like these: The oil pressure sender sends an on/off signal to the engine computer, that sends a signal to the instrument panel to light or turn ...
2015 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L Tcm VIN: 1C4NJCBA1F
Vehicle came in with dash gauges jumping, lights flashing, and vehicle would buck when accelerating from cruising at 70 mph. CAN C+ and C- would keep at 2.5 volts but communication with the TCM would be lost. Replaced TCM, programmed and initialized new TC...
2012 Kia Soul 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDJT2A57C
Knock sensor at idle and decel Trouble codes: P0326 (Knock sensor), P0103 (Maf)
2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: JTHBK26226
OK so this car has a problem when accelerating it smell like rotten eggs, Ive changed both convertors,both o2 sensors,MAF sensor,high pressure fuel pump, and still has the rotten egg smells, the fuel trim reads -12 on both banks and the fuel trim will up t... Trouble codes: P0300
1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB33A7D
Thanks for all your help in advance. I`m trying to adjust the valve clearance on this car. The sticker under the hood says. Intake 0.10mm and exhaust 0.35mm. Does anyone know for sure what the spec. should be? Thanks again for your help.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.5L Keyless Go VIN: WDBSK74F16
Hello group. We have this 2006 SL 55 where the Keyless Go locking/ unlocking and starting will intermittently not work, and also while driving a message of "key not detected" will be displayed in cluster. We have tried several different key batteries, and ...
1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0923H
Vehicle now fires up while cranking but stalls when you release key to run position. Tested injector pulse and pulse stops when key released to run position.
2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L Spare tire VIN: WP1AC29P45
I need to locate the spare wheel release relay to release the bumper locking mechanism to get the tail gate to open. Was working correctly before the latch in bumper was closed. Cannot get the location from Identifix or ALLDATA. any help will be very much ...
2007 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner 4.0L Stall, start and dies VIN: 5TETU22N57
cust. complain truck is in limp mode,i find out someone pull out the maf and oxygen sensor fuse,when putting back new fuse car start and died only and no codes. i pull out the after market alarm performed the same start and dies check the resistor found go...
2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Cooling fan, Headlights, RKE VIN: 1NXBU4EEXA
Technically this vehicle is 'fixed'. The problem came about when the customer used their fob to open the doors. Afterwards, the cooling fan and the headlamps stay on with key off and out. RKE stopped working also. Discovered that if you pull the ECU-B fuse...

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2013 Acura RDX 3.5L Key Fob VIN: 5J8TB4H51D
The lockout company came back with a different remote and programmed that one which fixed the issue. The interesting thing is that he said after he programmed the new-different remote both the new remote and the old remote said driver one and then he did it a...
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Valve train VIN: 5UXZW0C53B
Thanks for all the help. I have the procedure. Cheers
2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L Rear A/C VIN: 2C4RC1CG9D
First off, thank you to all who replied. This business is getting tougher every day as technology advances and the ability to help each other out via a technician only site is priceless! Most posted about the charge being too low, and they were correct! I did ...
2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L No throttle VIN: 1FDUF4GY2C
I inspected the throttle controls for the bucket part and it worked properly and was not causing a problem. I mentioned about replacing the strobe lights and clock spring to let everyone know what had just been done when the problem all of a sudden appeared. I... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/pedal position switch d/e voltage correlation).
2013 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Reverse & 3rd VIN: 1FMCU0GX1D
Thanks Guys for your input. Caleb, it does have the latest software. Jesse, I always inform customers on possible outcomes (been doin' this for 40 years) and the pre-buy was not a possibility for them. Dan, they will take an alternate vehicle on the trip. So f...
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU0GX7E
The 5v reference for the FTP sensor, which is shared thru a splice with the fuel rail pressure sensor, goes into and out of a connector in the underhood fuse box to the FTP sensor. In this case it was going in to the fuse box but not coming out. We tapped int... Trouble codes: P0453 (Evap System Pressure High).
2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4L valve train VIN: 1HGCT1B72E
Well this one is fixed. The customer did have a factory VTC actuator installed so I was able to get Honda to find and fax over the tsb Mark mentioned, although the vin # didn't match the tsb the customer wanted to try it. Well after a week they called [...] a...
2005 Jaguar XKR 4.2L Blend doors VIN: SAJDA42B05
i had forced the center vent to an open position ans it popped and is now working proper, i believe that the foam deteriorated causing exposure to the glue and it had fused to the glue during the winter time. thank you, Stewart [...]
2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude 2.4L CV axle VIN: 1J4NF4GB5B
Had 2 different brand tires on it that measured considerably different. Put new tires on and the vibration was gone. I guess it was putting stress on the CV axles because of the ratio difference the tires caused resulting in a axle bind up causing the vibratio...
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec 4Matic 2.1L Adblue countdown VIN: WDCGG0EB0E
I received a call from Mercedes this afternoon to let me know that they only had to reset the code for Adblue countdown and reset adaptations and learn in processes using the factory tool. Autel has lost a bunch of credibility now with me since they claim this... Trouble codes: P0204, P0204, P0204.
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