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2009 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Keyless entry fob VIN: 1GNDU23149
Good morning everyone. I hope someone has encountered my problem before and can help. I can't seem to get the keyless remote to program to the vehicle. Have tried the vehicles key on key off procedure repeatedly and also Using the snap on Solus Ultra ( wit...
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Power Steering VIN: 1FMYU03106
Vehicle came to me after another shop had is for a week. Very reputable shop. Normally turns out great work. Has power steering that is very weak at idle. They had replaced both pressure and return lines due to small leak. They felt it was a weak pump. Put...
2014 Ford Mustang 3.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1ZVBP8AM0E
Hey guys. This one starts up and idles smooth until you either put it in gear or rev it up. At idle the VCT advance hovers around 1 degree for both intake and exhaust when idling smooth. Once you rev it up the y advance to 39 degrees and STAY there resulti...
2016 Ford Transit-250 3.7L Rear Main Seal VIN: 1FTYR2CM1G
Looks like a rear engine oil leak- rear main seal, I think. Does anyone have any tips on replacing this seal, and tips on removing the transmission? Looks like an involved job! Thanks
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WMWRE334X4
Hello all, I have a real hair-puller. I feel like I am missing something basic. Vehicle is an '04 Mini Cooper S. The story is, one day the engine stopped running, and another shop fired the parts cannon at it. Now it is my turn. I am approaching it as a bl...
2009 Pontiac G8 GT 6.0L failed smog - No Com VIN: 6G2EC57Y59
Have not yet started digging into this one, looking for direction before I commit to the customer. He has recently failed smog test in CA due to no Comm with the BAR OIS. This is an Australian Holden rebranded by GM and sold as a Pontiac G8. It has...
2016 Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L Transmission/Tcase/Diff VIN: 3C6UR5DL9G
First off forgive me, my specialty is engine performance, and have very limited experience with transmissions and 4x4 differentials, but I'm in a bind and need to figure out what's up with this truck. This is a good customer and he would rather have us rep...
2017 Ram 2500 Tradesman 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6MR5AJ1H
I am a diesel guy so this MDS is new for me. We swapped the #1 ign. coil with cylinder #4, cleared the code and it came back. Swapped plugs with cyl #4 , cleared the code and it came back. It doesn't appear that the other shop removed the cab. We were not ... Trouble codes: P1411 (Cylinder 1 reactivation control performance)
1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.6L No Start VIN: VW2ZG0256C
New battery, new fuel filter- bled air using pressure in tank, opening lines at injection pump until solid fuel. It will get fuel out at return hose while cranking, but very little while cracking lines at injectors. Also, #2 has nothing going to it [while ...
2008 Volkswagen Jetta SEL 2.5L security system VIN: 3VWRM71K88
Car came in with key stuck in run position.Sprayed penetrating oil into lock cylinder and key started working normally.We ordered lock cylinder housing and lock cylinder from dealer and parked car outside.Dealer said it would take 2 weeks to get lock cylin...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Heater VIN: WBAVB13596
First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone that replied to my help request. Special thanks to Mike [...] for giving me some reference points with a car he had in his shop! I performed multiple flushes on the heater core with very little particles coming ...
2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WBANB53596
Thank you for all the inputs, we did try screw the cap on without the filter & seal. Both caps are Genuine from BMW. Customer tow the car [...] replace the complete eng...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Monitor Incomplete VIN: 1GNDM19W9Y
Hey guys. Thanks to all that replied. After replacing the two upstream sensors and following the drive cycle EXACTLY, the monitor finally completed on cold start .
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L monitors VIN: 1GNFK26329
Thank you for the replies ** this one is fixed, bottom line kept driving this suburban with cold and hot starts. did preform service bay test like 3 times. finally after a cold start o2 heater ran, than evap! totaling [...] to run everything!
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1G1ZB5E03C
Ran cranking and running compression lab scope tests. Waveform pattern showed cranking compression way too high at 225psi, then closer pattern examination indicated intake camshaft opening too soon. Removed timing cover and valve cover, and found timing marks ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass Air Flow MAF Sensor Performance).
2012 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GCHTDFE1C
Well I really appreciate all those that offered help and advice on this fuel gauge. I learned that a bad fuel gauge can successfully be commanded to go to "Full" and commanded to go to "Empty" with the scan tool and still be bad. It was off by about 1/4 tan...
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L 4th & 5th gear shifts VIN: 2C4RDGBG1D
Thank you David for the clutch index spec info. Confirmed all clutch volume index readings are in spec. Monitor input, output, and turbine speeds. Appears that there may be a torque converter or solenoid issue due to the RPM increase during the shudder. Owner...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme S 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH14X0N
Wiring harness under fuse box r.side. Red wire bleeding into 5v reference. Repaired harness.. Thanks for all the help from you guys !! Great to have help when you need it! Jim Trouble codes: 23 (Iat).
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