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1961 American Motors American Custom 3.2L Output Shaft Seal VIN: 000B309684
This was purchased by the customer with a transmission leak. Upon inspection, I found the front yoke of the driveshaft was too far into the tail shaft housing of the transmission and tore up the face of the seal. This was caused by the driveshaft length be...
2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WBAVB335X6
Vehicle originally arrived with a concern from another shop. The other shop said that the serpentine belt had came off and had gone through the crank seal into the engine. Upon removal of oil pan and valve cover a lot of frayed belt fragments were found. W...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L a/c system VIN: 3B7KF23Z3V
Hi folks This truck before & after replacing compressor, receiver & condenser only blows cool. The pressures are steady, low=100 & high=150. Compressor is turning but does not cycle. The line to compressor that is usually ice cold is only cool. Both lines ...
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L no start, no crank no data VIN: 2D8HN44E49
this hi miler is a tow in no start, no crank, no communication on test connector cannot get codes or any data, only security red light on in dash,any suggestion on where to start on this that would cause all these conditions at the same time appreciated, l...
2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L engine, possibly trans VIN: 3FA6P0HR7D
morning all , this ones for all the ford techs . 2013 ford fusion 1.6 L . I've seen that we have tons of recalls about this motor but we have strange noise . It sounds like a tensioner slapping or a vvt actuator when the oil is low . Now it only does it wh...
2014 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0L electronic brake control VIN: 3FA6P0LU0E
Good morning techs, as you can see by the parts list we've accumulated we're having quite a problem with this car. The car arrived with the service brake system message, red brake, yellow abs and service advance trac warnings illuminated. When the brake pe...
2005 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L odometer VIN: 5FNRL38445
Car only displays 100% in gauge cluster,will not toggle back to trip or odometer,just stuck on !00%, Thinking needs new instrument cluster,Any ideas before we throw a cluster at this vehicle?
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L system VIN: JHMFA36208
Hello, Help!! Having a ton of trouble on what should be a simple repair. I am the second tech on here after first guy gave up! Lets start from the beginning. Keep in mind, I wasnt the first tech so my knowledge on the beginning of this is second hand info ...
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C4BJWEG3C
This is my daughters Jeep that has been haunting me for 2 years now. Here is what I know. The problem is intermittent, runs great 98% of the time. When it acts up it is usually 1-2 minutes after starting, drive a block or 2 and it will start misfiring seve... Trouble codes: P0305
2014 Kia Optima SX Turbo 2.0L Blind Side Detection VIN: 5XXGR4A60E
Ok kia guys, chevy guy needs help. I have this optima in for a service bsd system message. Setting a c270354. I found the bulletin sst060 about messuring for center on the vehicle. Code will not clear. I have set up the module with my snap-on solus edge. W...
2015 Ram 1500 Big Horn 3.0L Stall VIN: 3C6JR7EM4F
This is a tuned vehicle with some components deleted. (EGR/DPF/Throttle body). Also has a banks alum. intake and a tuner from R&B calibrations(out of business). It has been here before running fine with these components deleted. Customer had towed in with ...
2007 Subaru Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4S4BP84CX7
This subaru came whit 2 code p0171 and p0172 and the car is running really bad no power hard to start bad idle hesitation on the road .i have cleaned the mass air flow sensor i have unplugged the exhaust on boot side i have 45-50 lbs of fuel pressure stead... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0171-), P0171 (p0171-)

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1969 Chrysler 300 7.2L windshield wipers VIN: CM27K9C282
The answers to my post were of the opinion, this was an easy rebuild or send it out and have it done else where. Discovered this was a Prestolite mfg wiper motor for Chrysler. The cause of failure was a shorted field inside the case taking out w/ it the wiper ...
2015 GMC Savana 4500 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GD675CG0F
I have been to 3 different GM dealerships. One was a medium and heavy duty truck dealership. All were extremely nice allowing me to talk to their techs. The techs(some with 30+ years experience) and the parts people all looked on their GM dealer websites and w... Trouble codes: P026B.
2008 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA01A88
Thanks for the replies. I test drove the vehicle while watching the fuel trim data and equivalence ratio, the STFT was fluctuating between -3.6 to 8 and the equivalence ratio (lambda term) never goes up to 1.02% at start up and while driving, which tells me it... Trouble codes: P2096, P2098.
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear hatch door VIN: 5LMFU28A4Y
A big Hello to those of you that took the time to enjoy this post.I tried all of the suggestions you have made to me prior to this post. Yes it was just a worn hinge. Then a problem, he wanted a new hinge, yep, no longer available! Made a few calls and off to...
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