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2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage 4.7L brakes VIN: SCFEFBACXA
we have bled brakes 3 times on car have no air and have soft pedal that almost goes to floor. Do I need to use a scanner to bleed out the brake system properly?
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L Transmission VIN: 2C4RDGBG6E
This car came to me after someone replaced a PCM used, originally the was the same problem. I replaced a TIPM (used). Still have the same problem. Any clue what else can it be. I checked the wiring harness no problem.
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKDT13S12
This vehicle is giving us fits. We have been unable to fully rectify this check engine light for 2 1/2 years now. Have smoke tested intake and exhaust systems multiple times. Have replaced multiple components on multiple different visits. Every time vehicl... Trouble codes: P0171 (System too lean bank 1)
2007 Kia Sportage LX 2.7L Remote keyless VIN: KNDJE72327
Hi all, Customer has the LX model which does not come with remote keyless entry (RKE). I found that the EX model does, and that it uses a different ETACS module (with a Rke antenna). I put that in, and the computer is still not communicating with the RKE. ...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDDGF54XX9
All the mentioned work was performed and the car runs with a slight stumble and will die out and stall at idle. We tried the throttle valve reset procedure by pressing the gas pedal down for 3 seconds etc. but it stalls in a few min.when the manifold was o... Trouble codes: P2176
2010 Mini Cooper 1.6L Surge VIN: WMWMF3C57A
Hi all. Have a 2010 Mini Cooper base model here. Vehicle has a noticeable surge on medium acceleration (most prevalent in 3rd and 4th gears, half throttle acceleration). No codes present, pending, or in history. Smoked intake system - no vacuum leaks, MAF ...
2003 Nissan 350Z Track 3.5L Fuel tank VIN: JN1AZ34E63
Thank You in advance for any info.For the Nissan techs, customer said they could not fuel the car as the nozzle would click off.I told him to run some out and bring it back with less then 1/4,he did come back with low fuel level light on.I pulled the pump ...
1994 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Stall, Misfire VIN: 2G2FV22P7R
Looking for info from a camaro and trans am specialist. This customer bought this car used. It already had headers, underdrive pulley set and a custom exhaust installed before he bought it. In 2012 it had a problem with intermittent stalling when hot. We r... Trouble codes: 16 (36 -), 36 (42 -), 42
1998 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on
Good day to all. We have a 93 Land Cruiser that we replaced engine/transmission with an engine from a 98 Land Cruiser (4.7l). We had to blend together the different wire harnesses, and run new wires to supply powers/grounds to 4.7 ECM. We can communicate w... Trouble codes: B2796, P0100, P0110

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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 6.0L hybrid systems VIN: 1GNFK135X8
Thanks for all the help guys went over what the customer did himself he had left loose connections at two batteries and broke one wire at the number one battery repaired wiring and connections reassemblled and road tested thanks again guys.
2009 Ford Mustang 4.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT80N79
Roger [...] Was correct. Even though the balancer looked like everything was in line, It was slightly off. I had checked TDC verifying #1 was up. The timing tool for the crank and the timing mark on the side of the balancer was in line as well. I pulled ... Trouble codes: P0320.
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Timing components VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
Thanks for the info, it helped a lot. I ended up replacing the VVT solenoids with OE parts and that fixed the problem. Pulled some cam caps and did not find any unusual wear. We learned a huge lesson on this one. Do not use aftermarket parts on theses and to r...
2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L Engine swap VIN: WDDNG77X08
Thank you all for the great replies! We will definitely take all your suggestion into consideration.
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD3PE8CC0A
We can only assume that false data is being intermittently received from NOX sensors. We offered owner option of replacing NOX sesnors as most likely cure, or replacing nearly new DEF injector under warranty (screwing our vendor) with him paying labor. This wa... Trouble codes: 10620.
2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S7Y
Should've went with the alarm and the switch first! This community is fantastic, thank you to all for the insight and further more by offering email support. Good hunting out there gents. Stay healthy and safe, god bless!
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L Rear Track Bar VIN: 3VWLX7AJ9B
I was wrong, it wasn't the track bar. It was the replacement Bilstein shocks (lower shock bushing id 14mm) and oem shock bushing id/oem bolt is 10mm. Bilstein shared this ECS part number for machined sleeves: PT. # [...] (10mm id/14mm od), which will be u...
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