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Ford F450 Shifter Stuck in Park

Vehicle: 2011 Ford Truck F-450, 2WD, Super Duty V8-6.7L DSL Turbo, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 131,190

Problem: The owner had his Ford F-450 towed to the shop because the column shifter was stuck in Park and would not release.


BMW 745 Li Cranks, But Does Not Start – Brake Lights Stay On

Vehicle: 2003 BMW 745Li (E66), V8-4.4L (N62), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 196,435

Problem: This vehicle arrived at the shop with a dead battery that had been drained while trying to start the engine.

VW Jetta A/C Blows Warm Air

Vehicle: 2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan (1K2), L5-2.5L (CBTA), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle

Mileage: 178,433

Problem: The vehicle owner brought the car to the shop because the air conditioner (A/C) was blowing warm air.

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