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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Coolant Temperature VIN: 1G1PG5SC5C
Customer came in with overheating and coolant leak. Pressure test revealed large leak in thermostat housing assembly. Replaced with new part. Pressure test revealed small leak in coolant outlet housing on rear of engine. Replaced with new part. Pressure te...
2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L fuel gauge
I come before the great minds of IATN once again to tap into your wealth of wisdom. I have been working on this Aspen. It came in on the hook, cranks no start. Quickly found it was fuel related. Heard the pump working. Added fuel and it started. Came in st...
2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L transfer case shift VIN: 1B7HG38N32
I wrote on this a while back. My current condition is it's stuck in 4 high. If I switch it to two wheel it will try and go in and go back to 4 high after a couple of tries you can hear the motor move. I removed the motor and still the same thing it tries t...
2009 Honda Accord LX-S 2.4L F-CAN communication VIN: JHMCU25409
The ABS lights come on right after starting the vehicle. If the code is cleared the ignition can be turned on and off and no codes appear. As soon as the vehicle is started the code returns. 86-01 "F-CAN communication malfunction". Apparently "F-CAN" is ju...
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L Compressor Engagement VIN: JTJHT00W52
Customer came in with a/c inoperative. Found compressor not engaging. Rrc freon and corrected the amount in it. Still no engagment. Check etm and found fuses for circuit good. Swap out this mc clt relay with another one beside it and no resolve. Check circ...
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 2.0L smokes VIN: WVGAV7AX3C
This car came in because it smokes under hard acceleration. It does do that. The engine was overfilled by about 1.5 quarts. removed the excess oil. Suspected it was oil smoke but, actually seems like fuel. Tail pipes are black and. The catalytic converter ... Trouble codes: P1950 (Radiator fan V7 movement restricted intermittent), P0341 (Camshaft position sensor G40 Implausible signal intermittent), U1017 (check faults in abs), P0300 (random multiple misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl 4)

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1994 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Lighting VIN: 1FTCR11U6R
Dan's advice with using LEDs was declined by customer being that vehicle is very clean. We took Lee's advice and used B/U bulbs for signals using amber bulbs and rewiring them to then add aux. B/U lights under bumper.
2016 Ford Transit-350 3.5L Engine Assembly VIN: 1FBZX2YG4G
So i dropped the subframe, engine cradle and trans crossmember as I did last time. Marked more things with different colored paint pens, took lots of pictures and made a list of the order of everything I took loose, all went well. The first one I did I got 2 ...
2004 Kia Rio 1.6L Tcm VIN: KNADC12554
Thanks for all the replies. Unfortunately the customer decided to trade in the vehicle. I believe that a dealer range switch would have solved the issue as a few had suggested. Thanks again for all the help.
2014 Lincoln MKZ 2.0L trunk iop VIN: 2LN6L2G93E
fixed our trunk issue and forgot to post here. we found a spread terminal on the connector for the rgtm once we fixed the pin we regained communication with the module but the computer was not controlling the latch and we had to put a new oem module and progr...
2016 Maserati Ghibli S 3.0L drivers door window VIN: ZAM57RTA9G
Thank you everyone for all the input. So what happen was the control module shorted out can causing the window motor to run continuesly which then burned out the motor. So in the end we replaced the window reg/motor because this is the only way you can buy it...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L fuel pump fuse VIN: WDD2040772
thanks for all the information given,after discussion with owner and my lack of expertise in electrical things,decided to take to experienced local auto-electrician to check,will post any later information if it comes to hand .
2009 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L throttle body.no codes VIN: 1N6BA07D19
thanks guys for all your help...turns out the tcm needs to be programmed or swapped from old transmission..did unplug transmission plug after start and truck revs out.
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L 3-4 shift 5-6 shift VIN: 3VWRM71K19
Thanks to everyone who read my post. And a special thanks to David,Winborn,Stanley,Alex,Richard and Michael. Thanks for offering your assistance. Had my friend who owns a transmission shop drive the car he said trans was bad. Should have done that first instal...
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