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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Battery
Hey guys and gals, This thing is giving me fits. Customer states that battery goes dead over 2-3 days and he has gone through 3 batteries in a year. He has had it to a local shop and the dealer. I do not have the VIN handy but can get it upon request (I ...
2007 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L No Third Gear VIN: 1GCGG25V87
Hello fellow techs, Thanks for taking the time to read my call for help and responding. I'll start by saying I am not a seasoned veteran of transmission rebuilding but I know enough to get them done and make them function, so please bear with me if I'm ...
2013 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNALBEK6D
Hello guys I have this 2013 chev equinox that after driving for awhile and it gets warm,it starts surging at idle.Off idle it runs fine and pressures look good on the scanner. Before the vehicle gets warm it runs great.Im not real familiar with the high pr... Trouble codes: P0089, P228D
2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU73E65
Hi guys Approx 1 year ago this vehicle was towed into my shop with a no start. long story short the timing chain broke and took out the engine which when they say its not an interference fit engine it surely is. I learned that after replacing the chain. So... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition/Distributor engine speed circuit malfunction), P2106 (Throttle actuator control system-forced limited power)
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTFX1EV6A
this engine has an intermittent engine noise when warm
2008 Infiniti G37 Sport 3.7L Engine VIN: JNKCV64E38
It looks like the coolant is mixing with the oil and it has no heat. Also i get rattling noise from timing area. Are water pumps common on these engines ? car seems to be running fine since replacing the solenoid but my guess is it went bad from all the co...
2016 Jeep Renegade Sport 2.4L 911 buttons VIN: ZACCJBDT7G
Customer states whenever she goes through a car wash the call 911 buttons turn red afterwards and they are disabled. It may take an hour or so after leaving the wash to occur. Anywhere from 1 hour to 1 day later they work perfect. We checked for water leak...
2008 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 3LNHM26T38
We have a nice MKZ. In the process of replacing the water pump which I am sure will wind up being chains and guides too. Ford says to take it out from the bottom. Looking at it appears like it might be easier to take out as an assembly from the top. ...
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L Pressure solenoid and shift solenoids VIN: 1YVFP80C23
AT warning light stays on and keeps throwing DTC P0745, P0753, P0758, P0763, and P0773. Also there is an excessive shock when shifting from P to R, N to D, and N to R. All the circuits from ATX female connector to TCM tested good. Replaced transmission 2 t...
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L door locks VIN: WDBFA68F1X
Im admittedly probably not the best tech for this job but the car belongs to my father and its been sitting here for 2 months waiting to be looked at so im a bit apprehensive to tell him it has to leave. Any help, advice or guidance would be appreciated. ...
2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Pats VIN: 4M2CU97168
Afternoon techs, have this 08 Mariner that the Anti theft is flashing and the truck wont start. Our tech did system check and found that the key was not being recognized. Further testing found the the transceiver open. replaced the pass lock sensor in the ...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.5L Brakes VIN: 3VWEF71K97
Hello fellow techs! Vacuum operated power brake boosters are fairly trouble free, at least that has been my observation over the last 40 years or so. The ones that I have had problems with were fairly easy to diagnose. A lack of assist followed by a hiss...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L Ipc/Dic VIN: 1GCEK19B16
Thanks to everyone that offered help. What fixed it was the Generator Battery Control Module. Its the device that is around the negative battery cable. Just some clarification and also what led to the fix. The cluster was replaced due to speedo issue. We were ...
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4.0L Mode Door Operation VIN: 2A8GM78X87
ok guys , thanx for your help. After further investigation I found the mode door "quirky" at the end of its travels when operating with actuator removed turning by hand. Since this is my vehicle I don't feel like ripping out the dash. I installed a power windo...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F0X
The truck finally started. Thanks goes out to Kyle, Glenn [...], Brad, Charles and Carey. I don't know if it runs any better yet or not, my biggest problem was the "no start". So I tore everything apart again. Pulled #8 and swapped it for #2. All o'rings were ... Trouble codes: P0284 (Cylinder 8 contribution/balance fault).
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF4H62D
First, thank you to all who took the time to read, edit (a 455 is not a small leak and nor is a 456 a large one...typed them backwards!) and respond. The PURGE VALVE was the issue! As long as she's owned it she says the "check gas cap" light has been coming on... Trouble codes: P0457, P0456, P0455.
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