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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start VIN: 1G6DP56725
Vehicle came to shop with a no start, key will not turn off and no PRNDL light on in console, no PCM communication. Cleaned body ground and worked for a day, then back to same symptoms. Checked data lines for open or shorted circuit, none found. Can commun... Trouble codes: U1000 (Communication with pcm), C0243 (Engine drag control), C0244 (Pulse width torque command)
2015 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L electronic rack VIN: 1G1PE5SB5F
Got called in to program the electronic steering rack on this '15 Cruz after replacement. Was told entire assembly had been replaced with dealer unit by shop owner. After programming had no power steering assist and a code C0569 System Configuration Incorr...
2016 Dodge Journey SE 2.4L no coil trigger VIN: 3C4PDCGBXG
Customer installed Used eng. Customer installed Used pcm. Has injector pulse but it is not not grounding the coils. No codes, cam and crank signals ok. On the scanner it is not showing RPM (plugs out cranking fast). All powers and grounds look ok. have tri...
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Gear engagement VIN: 1FTRX12525
Hey guys and girls. The truck came in with no reverse due to broken springs and snap rings and burned up band and clutches. We overhauled the trans(first time) and everything went fine. The issue now is that the truck only has forward gears in all position...
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Starter VIN: 1FMZU62E65
Vehicle came in with no crank, red security light on dashboard is flashing slow like alarm is activated, turn key to start and no crank. Using autel maxisys I performed a PATS password reset, that may be worded wrong, it takes 600 seconds, when complete, v...
2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.7L no start VIN: 1FDUF5GT8B
Check starting system. Intermittent no crank no start. Checked codes b10da:51-0a and p10d7 from ids looking at data from pats key is not present target id not programed. Further checks the p/n module was replaced. This corrected issue , day later same i...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L Rear Defroster VIN: 1FTFW1ET4D
Can't grasp how this isn't working.Could use a fresh set of ideas.
2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Surge VIN: 1HGEW22591
car came in with blown head gasket.scan before tear down had codes p1361 TDC sensor intermittent interruption and p1362 TDC sensor no signal.while doing head job got cam and crank sensors also.put engine back together runs great.everything ok but sets a p0... Trouble codes: P0336
2015 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 5.0L Selector VIN: SALGS2TF1F
Vehicle was towed in. Vechile starts and runs . Vehicle is in park and will not change position , it is the dial style selector(transmission control switch) Only trouble codes found were for secondary battery fault(gateway module) and gate way message erro...
2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDSJ4EB5G
The customer brought the car to me as the other shop said they could not work on it electrically. I haven't checked the vent valve code yet but I suspect it will need a new plug. I changed three already. Apparently they do not know you have to be careful w... Trouble codes: P3410, P0178, P1D03
1995 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT3VN39W1S
Vehicle towed in broken timing belt. Are these motors valve benders? Does anyone know for sure. Thank you.
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Sunroof Stuck Open VIN: JTEBT14RX3
Sunroof is Stuck all way open as in it is all the way back in the Ceiling. Standing on the Drivers Side Running Board reaching in & pressing the Button to Close it I noticed the Black Plastic piece which the Passengers Side Aluminum looking round rod c...
1993 Volvo 240 2.3L Cuts out, Stall
The Volvo will only stall after it warms up and while actually driving the car. I haven't been able to get it to stall sitting idling or power braking in drive or reverse (didn't power brake that long as didn't want to overheat anything). Most of the time ...

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2010 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Ride control / 4x4 VIN: WBAPT7C56A
With this shelter in place the customer did not drive the vehicle for a bit and the battery was discharged. after further conversation we found he had to jump the vehicle . From what I read steering angle sensor is lost on battery removal. A battery and steeri...
2013 Ford Escape SE 2.0L Rear Lateral Arms VIN: 1FMCU9G94D
Thanks for the replies...think I have found these bushings at Rock Auto.For the cost we will order up a set to see if they are good.Thanks again and stay safe out there.Dana from Newfoundland.
2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT8W3BT4E
Thanks for all the information, once turbo was removed found excessive clearance on shaft. Replaced turbo unit, cleared codes and re-genned particulate filter, all good. Trouble codes: P132B, P0234 (Turbocharger/supercharger A overboost), P0471 (Exhaust pressure sensor range performance error).
2012 Kia Forte EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFU4A2XC
thanks for reply guys.70 psi at idle is normal for this engine.we compared with another known good engine.the issue was after market OCV that were installed.we put KIA OCV. problem fix.both aftermarket OCV were completely different look and about 1/4 inch shor... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014.
2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 S 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CN7AP3C
The riddle to the P0171 will remain an unsolved mystery. Beside the code, the car also has transmission issues. It's one of those CVT transmissions. Seems The other shop owner has a friend who is a tranny guy. He test drove the car and determined the transmiss... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1).
2011 Toyota RAV4 2.5L Gas Gauge
Thank you to Ken... You were right. The yellow wire was shorted to ground. Here is the fun part, as we traced the harness under the seat and under the consul the short went away! We had the interior and carpet out of the car to gain access and could find no ba...
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