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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Stall VIN: WBAFB3359Y
Vehicle towed into shop. Starts runs for a few seconds than dies. Original codes were p1341,p1355,p1357,p1353,p302,p301,p1351,p0116,p0120,p0123,p 0223. I scanned datstream and have a -40 on iat also. Cleared codes and po120,p0123 and p0223 return immediately! ... Trouble codes: P0120, P0123, P0223
2007 BMW 525xi 3.0L Post Fix Check Q?? VIN: WBANF33587
Customer purchased car recently from private party. Complained of occasional "stumble", rough idle, decreasing gas mileage. Got codes; compiled run data (not shown); noticed VANOS exhaust response off. Cleaned Intake VANOS Solenoid Replaced Exhaust VANOS So... Trouble codes: 2A99, 2A87, 2A98, 2A1A
2003 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2G1WH52K53
back fires on acceleration Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Blower Motor VIN: 2D4GP44LX5
Vehicle will not blow air in vehicle. Blower motor only works in high speed. Blend doors are working. Changed resistor and control head, no change. Spent a lot of time already on vehicle. Did anyone of you guys run into the same problem? Thanks in advance
2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L No Start VIN: 1FT8W3BT1E
Intermittant cranks no start (fuel lift pump inop or air locked)after aftermarket fuel transfer lift pump (Fass Titanium Series)..which overlays and bypasses the oem hfcm. The lift pump is installed per mfg directions (we've installed hundreds of these--just o...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKET16S63
Got a tough GM problem here. Customer brought vehicle in complaining of a stall on idle. Took it for a test drive and on idle, found that it cut out to near stall when the AC clutch engaged, works and drives fine otherwise. Tested fuel pressure, reads 58psi. T... Trouble codes: P0172, P0495
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L No Start VIN: 1J4HR48N25
Had multiple fuel pumps and installed. Works for a few days then towed in for no start. Everytime there is no fuel pressure then at random fuel pump turns on again. Checked plug in at pump and relay and connections tight and dry. When commanding relay, relay i...
2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L windshield wipers VIN: WDBNG73J11
I need some advice for this vehicle wiper system, when the ignition key is turned on wiper blades come's on for 10 seconds with out turning them on, then they would go off while both blades are on a windshield,each time they are in different place on windshiel...
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBUH83J44
The car came into the shop, customer complained when the car is cold it would hesitate and feel like a misfire at 1500-2000RPM. We searched for obd codes but, did not find any. We change spark plugs and checked for any intake or vacuum leaks unfortunately we d...
2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L camshaft seal VIN: JF4GG61625
Vehicle came in with blown headgaskets. I removed the heads and sent them to the machine shop. They replaced the valves and seats, magnafluxed, and refaced contact surfaces. Got them back and re-installed all parts accordingly, including new idler and timing b...
2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5TEHN72N82
Nothing is worse then getting stumped on your own vehicle, but here I am pleading for help! My tacoma is running lean ltft is at 19.5% at idle and at steady cruise. The truck is running pretty smoothly but has seen a reduction in power and fuel economy. I smok...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Rear axle bearing VIN: 5TFRT54107
I am having one of those weeks everything I touch is falling apart. Putting rear axle bearing on 2007 Tundra, setting up in press and all slips and spacer & retainer fall off axle onto ground. I know the spacer / washer between retainer ring and bearing is cup...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Steering VIN: YV1SZ59H03
Hi fellow tech’s, I really need some help on this one. I have a 2003 Volvo XC 70 that came in for Hard Steering, turning right or left at slow speeds is like the power steering does not work. Five months ago we replaced the lower A arms and ball joints, inner ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y7V
Thanks for all help' both on website and taking time to communicate via email. Customer chose to not fix vehicle but I am positive pcm and radio are defective. I allready explained the radio above. My final test on pcm was to unplug it and jump data wires and ...
2007 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 3.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WU58R47
I did Not Fix this Vehicle. I Think the Problem was maybe the Cam phaser or the Timing Chain was Stretched. Customer Declined Me from Removing the Timing cover to inspect Further. After All The Car Ran Perfect So they Will just Drive it like it is. Trouble codes: P0016.
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L timing VIN: K17L753905
Oh man what a pain this one was! The timing was on. The poor idle was a faulty pcm that wasn't allowing throttle control. I wish I had a trick for you guys on how to time this engine. It was a lot of trial and error. I would strongly recommend that you mark th...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRX18L8Y
First thanks to all that helped. Due to fact it was friends truck and not a well paying job was awhile before got around to fixing it. Looked like it was intake gaskets. cold weather we we having shrunk them up enough to pull some air at idle and steady speeds... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Cooling system slow leak VIN: 1FTYR44EX3
OK - here the progress so far; no cooling system leaks - neither at the radiator, hoses, heater hoses, water pump, under the intake manifold, at the thermostat housing, or at the coolant reservoir tank / overflow tubing. In the interior heater core, no leaks n...
2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L TPMS & Traction control VIN: 5XXGM4A70C
The Traction control issue is still not resolved . Calibration of the Steering angle sensor did not work . The Light continues to come on in single digit temps or below. Same code . Will be going back to dealer . Replies for TPMS problem were no help . Codes...
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air suspension VIN: 2MEFM75W7W
Thanks for the replies. It was suggested to deal with the door module first as the ASM needs door closed signal from it. I just subscribed to Identifix and found the door module has a module ground that MOD left out of their wire diagram. I also found addition...
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP0CA2998X
Well the only reply i got was to send it to another shop,Thanks,we fixed it.I do not send my customers away,we figure it out one way or another,it is who we are! Thanks for the input regardless.For those of you who care,we scoped the crank sensor and found the... Trouble codes: P0336 (crankshaft position sensor a circuit performance).
2006 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L cyl 3 VIN: YS3FH46U96
Hello: Thanks to all replies. This was a simple one, as my concern originally was the cylinder orientation on these vehicles. Turns out to be 1,3,and 5 on firewall side and 2,4 and 6 on radiator side. My misfire was cylinder 3 and came down to the coil. As ad...
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Srs urgent airbag VIN: YV1SZ59H03
We removed the DIM and sent it in for repair like everyone suggested, reinstalled and cleared codes and works fine. Thanks to everyone who replied, this really saved my customer alot of money by staying away from the dealer. Im glad to be a part of this group.
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