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2014 Buick Enclave Leather 3.6L HID Headlamps VIN: 5GAKRBKD3E
Customer Stated Right Front Headlamp was out. Removed Right Front HID D1S Bulb and found Bulb was Shattered. This is the HID Bulb System with High / Low Beam Motor Control and Single Bulb. Recommended that we replace both Left and Right Bulbs. Replaced Bot...
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L All modules set u1000 VIN: 1G6DP56715
Guys and gals this caddy came to me a hook no crank and taking the battery down in hours. Charged battery and found main relay stuck on. Replaced relay and drain gone but still no crank. Scanned with tech2 and found p1629 and u1300 in ecm and u1000 8n ev...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU34X0W
Finally got this thing running after repairing "pats" system and fuel pump. Tried to pull out of shop. Put it in gear and it wont move. Trans fluid is full and clean. Tried to put into park while running and hear grind like park sprag trying to engage. Shu...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start, Pats system VIN: 1FTRF17W9X
1999 f150 with pats. cutomer towed truck in, Crank- no start. He had lost his keys so customer drilled his own lock cylinder out. He replace the lock cylinder and brought us two keys to program pats system. Truck would not program and after inspection of t...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21P06
Thanks for reading my request. This one started out with a complaint of cutting out going down the road intermitantly and a check engine light. The codes were P0401 EGR insufficient flow and a fan clutch speed code. I activated the EGR with the scan tool a... Trouble codes: P0401 (Egr insuficiant flow)
2009 GMC Savana 2500 6.6L Unknown VIN: 1GTGG25699
Van was driven to shop & had a list of problems to be addressed. I took care of simplest first, heater blower only worked on high. Replaced blower resistor and fixed problem. I then went to start the engine but battery was low after having key on during te...
2009 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L p shift warning VIN: JNKCV61F89
Customer dropped off car stating that when you shut the vehicle off there is a message that appears on the dash. Alone with a warning buzzer. P shift warning message appears only after shutting off the car. The shifter has been changed already from another...
2006 Suzuki Forenza Premium 2.0L Ign VIN: KL5JJ86Z96
This car towed in. Stalled out on owner. He also was throwing parts at it before calling us. IGN COIL WILL ONLY SPARK (3-4) TIMES. RPM SIGNAL DOES NOT CHANGE WHILE CRANKING. I suspect the PCM is shutting coil off but why? Valve timing is good. Any help wit...
2008 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L tpms light on VIN: JTEZU14R88
HI all,this 4runner came in with tpms light on.it had a code for left front sensor. replaced and reprogrammed it.a week later,light back on.now has code for rt front sensor.replaced it,week later,light on.now has code for left rear sensor,so i replaced the...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2014 Acura RDX 3.5L cruise control VIN: 5J8TB3H5XE
First I ran the gauge self diagnostic function(cruise module)No codes popped up.Second made sure my m.p.h. was reading correctly.Then double checked brake switch,button assembly,yaw sensor degree.I found that if you kept pushing hard on buttons,intermittantly ...
2004 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBHG31UX4
Good morning.. So the vehicle has been in service 2 days without issue.. and what I did was added grounds from frame to engine, frame to body, and frame to box frame.. in my first diagnoses I had no idea that the mesh ground was the only freankin ground for th... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300.
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNDA23P26
Ok guys. Got it. After examining the data stream a little closer I found that the replacement MAF wasover reporting. there was a 2 gram per second difference between actual airflow and calculated airflow. Put in a good MAF and the readings now match and the fu...
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GNFLCEKXC
The thermostat was defective so I replaced it with a Stant thermostat. An airlift vacuum tool was used to fill the cooling system up again. The cooling system issue is now fixed. Thank you all very much for helping me with the thermostat issue failure mode whi... Trouble codes: P0128 (engine time to temp too long).
2012 Chrysler 200 Touring 2.4L shifting p-r-n-d VIN: 1C3CCBBB7C
i utilized all information that had been posted on my request. i checked the battery, relearn the transmission, checked the pressures with the scanner and with guages(same readings) it seems that sometimes it is more pronounced than others i would love to ge...
2008 Dodge Charger SE 2.7L Cuts out VIN: 2B3KA43R68
What i did was replace the plugs and the number 3 coil as that is where i saw the misfire and it does not seem to be stalling any longer . Thank you for all your help everyone
2016 Ford F-150 XL 3.5L no power from ignition switch VIN: 1FTMF1C80G
Couldn?t duplicate the problem I took the advice and changed the ignition switch This solved the problem Thankyou too those of you who made suggestions
2013 Kia Sorento LX 2.4L Hesitation, limp mode VIN: 5XYKTDA64D
Thank You. This vehicle is fixed. I checked back with the customer and everything is working good. The Cam sensor signal showed up as a 5 volt square wave signal. I cleaned the grounds to the PCM and rechecked the ground on the cam sensor and it showed a solid... Trouble codes: P0336, C1526.
2010 Toyota RAV4 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T3ZF4DV0A
Thanks to all that replied. We did the reflash for p0456 Friday 11/22 11/24 light came back on same code. When smoking the system and blocking vent port on canister Snap On smoke machine drops to .001 and holds. vehicle passes self test every time. I will pos... Trouble codes: P0456 (Small evap leak).
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