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2017 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Multiple sys VIN: 3G1BE6SM7H
Vehicle arrived with a locked up engine when the #1 piston disintegrated and threw a rod through the side of the block and broke the alternator off the side of the engine destroying the alternator. The car has an extended warranty and as per the insurance ...
2013 Ford Explorer Limited 3.5L camshaft VIN: 1FM5K8F88D
Hi all, I have a 2013 explorer 3.5 na that was in a while ago for a water pump leaking from the weep hole. Pump was replaced as well as the bolts for cam phasers etc . The vehicle has returned with a p0017. Looking at the live data during a cold start, ban...
1972 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.8L blower motor VIN: 1080181209
Hey everyone. So I have this 72 W108 and the blower motor is inop. My biggest problem is lack of information. I am happy to purchase any information, I just can't find it. I have a startekinfo.com subscription but no info in this car that I can find. Deale...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDBGA51E4N
Misfire and hesitation after warmed up. Intermittent, seems to be more pronounced when hot. Fuel pressure holds steady when running poorly. Feels to be an ignition problem.. Really cannot back probe connections to verify. I believe there is a separate diag...
2004 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K24
I have a 2004 pontiac bonneville with a 3.8. It will stall and sometimes not start for 5 min. it has a new crank sensor on it. I scoped the new sensor and it checked great, then all of a sudden it flat lines an car stalls.When i checked i had no volts to c...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWSK29M93
Nice old guy is selling his Jetta because he cant drive anymore. So, I am doing a safety and correcting a couple of problems he has been tolerating for several years. First problem, is the RR door lock will unlock but not lock via any means. I found the ...

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2016 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L monitor reset VIN: 2G1115S37G
purge valve appears to have fixed vehicle check engine light has not returned
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D65
Well the driver side cat was partially plugged. After replacement of the cat and clearing the codes, at first the engine ran rough for 5 mins, but after that it was back to normal. I kept it extra long to verify no other issues arose and all is good now. Many... Trouble codes: P0172.
2009 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLT 6.6L lack of power VIN: 1GTJK93699
Thanks to all of you for your replies. Since there were several suggestion concerning the indirect injector, I want to clear up the engine platform we're dealing with & the use (or non-use) of an indirect injector: The vehicle we're working with is a 2009... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF sensor performance), P0299 (Turbo under boost), P244B, P2463 (DPF soot accumulation).
2012 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FPYK1F55C
Thank you to all who replied. Ridgeline left without a fix. I checked the purge and vent valve many times without seeing a failure. The truck failed every time with an Autel scanner. I decided to try a Snap On scanner it passed the EVAP test every time with ... Trouble codes: P0455, P0456.
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 6.4L Push to start VIN: 1C4RJFDJ1G
Got some more information from the customer, they had also taken out the cabin air filter to clean it. Started looking in the area of the cabin filter and found a gray colored switch that seemed like an alarm valet switch. Flipped it to the other direction and...
2008 Land Rover LR2 HSE 3.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALFR24N98
Happy to say I found the problem.A brown/white wire going to the central junction box is completely shorted out.Cut the wire and was able to communicate with vehicle using Autologic.Engine would not turn over.Found an activate security button on scanner and re...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L cooling system VIN: 3VWJZ71K79
I removed both heated hoses and flushed the heater core both ways til the water ran clear then I flushed the entire system from every hose. While doing this I saw a small valve with water line going to it, it was a thermostat for the transmission like on the ...
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