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2005 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 LT 5.3L Starting VIN: 3GNEK12Z75
We got this avalanche that is doing some strange things. First thing is first when u initially try to start the truck the vehicle cranks but wont start. Once u stop turning the key and try to turn again the vehicle will do a no crank no start. U can remove...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L backup lamps VIN: 1GCEK240X9
getting this truck ready for inspection.no backup lights.i can power them on with scan tool,so wiring is good.no backup light switch in tranny.must be transmission range sensor/neautral safety switch,but cannot find it.any thoughts?
2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L slow crank, 17deg.f VIN: 1FTSF2BY8A
help from all please this Ford is driving me nuts at 17deg f the truck will crank less than 400rpm at 45F cranks to 550 to 600 and starts, battery tested weak and replaced with new. at 17f will crank slow even with a boost. correct oil "5w20" above 40f sta...
2016 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMCU9GX6G
Hello fellow techs, This one is a head scratcher. Canadian car, converted to us market. idle hunts between 750 and 1000. In gear hunts 500-1000. Acceleration is fine. Cruise you can feel a very slight surge sometimes. 3 out of 4 shops have checked for vac ...
2011 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 4.6L Brake Pedal VIN: KMHGC4DF8B
Customer complaint was that brake pedal goes to floor. Test drove and verified customer complaint. Felt like a brake fluid leak. Checked fluid and it was full. Performed visual inspection and no leaks found. I decided the master cylinder must be bypassing ...
2013 Jaguar XF 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA0ES9D
Car came in with a rattling noise coming from camshaft area. Checked for codes and found codes P0341, P0017 and P0016. checked and found a bad intake camshaft timing actuator. Replaced both actuators (intake and exhaust). One thing that I observed was that... Trouble codes: P0016 (Camshaft Position correlation Bank 1 Sensor A)
2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE 2.0L blower motor VIN: SALCT2BG5G
front blower motor is intermittent and I am told that it can be manually restarted with a coat hanger or such.Supposedly, the blower motor fan can be accessed through the opening under left side hood that is exposed when the battery cover is removed by usi...
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L cam cover plug VIN: 4JGDF7DE9E
Vehicle came in with broken left chain. Sent heads out to machine shop... 4 bent exhaust valves, 32 valves seals, removed a lot of carbon buildup. Installed the new chains, removed and cleaned oil pan of debris. I shoved the engine back into the vehicle st...
1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, backfire at iintake VIN: 91A0143339
Hi looking for some new leads or advice. 1980 Porsche 911SC Cold start is ok idles and drives well. When vehicle gets up to operating temp, it starts to surge on hard acceleration and will backfire out of the intake causing it to stall..Takes a bit of cran...
2007 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L Range and Inhibitor Switch VIN: JF1SG69627
We have this '07 Subaru Forester XT 2.5 Turbo in the shop that just got a trans. We bought a reman unit from our local Subaru dealer. This trans took a bit of digging by the parts guys to find the right one, we hope. Upon swapping the trans out with the co...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Alternator VIN: WV2MC0704P
Customer states that while driving instrument cluster stopped working,car started to overheat, and Alternator stopped charging. I checked power going to the alternator (Big red cable from alternator to battery) and it read 12V but i wasn't getting 12v at t...
2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design 3.0L Mechanical VIN: YV1902SP9F
oky you volvo guys we are replacing the engine do to oil consumption no info whats the easyist way out the bottom or out the top with or without trans any info wouid be great!!!

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBABS33461
The fix is replacing the crankcase (PCV) hose, the one that is located under the intake to the engine dipstick tube. This was causing a number of running issues now the fuel trims are close to 0 plus minus 2 - 3% car runs great Thanks for your help
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Id VIN: 1GNDS13S58
Thanks to everyone for your input. The RPO tag netted no helpful information but as it turns out the SAD was not the correct application the SWD was correct. The pilot on the front of the converters is very different. We finally received the SWD transmission a...
2004 Subaru Legacy L 35th Anniversary 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BE62524
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