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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L headlights VIN: 1GCPKPEA9A
This truck came in with headlights not working and customer says battery goes dead overnight. He had a remote starter installed by another shop about a month ago. I checked remote starter wiring and found the 12 volt supply wire for the remote starter pinc...
2005 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L electric VIN: 1FAFP36N05
costumer complaint at night car locked. intermittent oil light and security comes on something chimes every few minutes battery will go dead in 1 or 2 days. scanned found codes u1900 ABS CAN, B1318 LOW BATTERY PATS , B1318 LOW BATTERY AT INSTERMENT CLUSTER...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14555
Customer brought truck to me from another shop.not sure what was done but know it has all new coils,plugs.It is missing all 4 cylinders on drivers side 5678.Has 150 lbs. compression each cyl.,all coils are firing,injectors are spraying.Dropped exhaust to c...
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMEU63E57
Ok guys I have a good one , this explorer runs perfect on cold start and continues until ECT gets to around 185/187 degrees . at that point fuel pump duty cycle go from 20/25%to 75% on scanner and both banks go lean and engine dies from lack of fuel . fuel...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTFW1EF7B
no crank. pcm data shows it is authorizing the engine to crank and run. can crank engine by bypassing relay. when cranking there is no injector pulse. bcm pid is saying security is locked indicating indicating it is authorizing the start. all tests lead to...
2011 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Radio VIN: 1GKKVPEDXB
OK GM gurus-we have a 2007 GMC Acadia here with a non-BOSE radio system. Customer said when problem started the radio would cut out and lose most of it's volume and sound very tinny. This would last for awhile and then would come back to normal. Eventually...
2016 Kia Forte EX 2.0L traction light on VIN: KNAFK4A67G
used car lot -auction car. came to us with trac light coming on and tach dropping out and hesitation. another tech checked it out and it had a p0335 code for crank sensor . replaced sensor -dealer part - test drove - no problem after repair - gave it back ...
2001 Suzuki Swift GA 1.3L Stall, Misfire VIN: 7AT0GK0CX1
Vehicle drives well on the road. Initially I was unanimously advised to check the purge valve when I first posted this problem. Occasionally the vehicle runs rough. The last time the customer drove 90km then stopped and filled up with fuel the vehicle cran... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient)

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2008 Ford Escape XLT 2.3L engagement from park VIN: 1FMCU03Z58
ok - still do not knoe how the pcm sees line pressure . that is what I needed. without that information - its just guessing so we just shipped it back to the used car dealer telling them its an internal issue in trans. fluid was red - someone replaced it think...
2005 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Power Locks, Windows VIN: 5N3AA08AX5
Car lot that owns this decided to send it to the auction. Here's some info that may be useful. BCM sends 12v out on this serial data line that is one wire leaving the BCM and this data wire only goes to both front doors, rear doors and rear hatch. There is als...
2014 Kia Sorento EX 3.3L No ignition power VIN: 5XYKUDA71E
Thank you to those that offered their time and insight into this problem. After having removed the Wireless Key Module to inspect for bad pins or poor connections, neither of which were found, the module was reinstalled and the vehicle once again behaved norma...
2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 5.4L cant complete VIN: 5LMFU28517
Thank you for the input we replaced the two upstream oxygen sensors road test all monitors completed found out from customer engine had been replaced with a used engine of a different year once we installed the new oxygen sensors
2005 Maybach 57 5.5L generator VIN: WDBVF78J35
Thanks to Victoria [...] for her diligent efforts in this matter and others who've responded to my post. My question was "Is there a reputable firm familiar with this Delphi [...] generator that can overhaul it?" I did locate the person that attempted to ove...
2008 Saturn Aura XE 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: 1G8ZS57B68
OK got this one figured out. Ended up being the run relay. This relay is located on the back side of the BCM in the right side of the console. Not too difficult to reach-I just completely removed the BCM and swapped a couple like relays from the underhood fuse...
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Alternator VIN: WV2MC0704P
Thank you for all the great advice I went through all the steps everyone was talking about made sure all fuses were good grounds were good and all cables were tight, ended up tracing the problem back to the glove box light the wire had come apart and were touc...
2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI 3.0L Rear Trunk door VIN: WVGDK6A90A
Purchased OEM shocks from Volkswagen. The aftermarket shocks had clips that were not strong enough to hold. Vehicle fixed.
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