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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L asembly orientation VIN: WBAEV33415
Hi BMW Techs, we have a 2005 325i that came in with an extremly over heated engine multiple cylinders full of coolant. We ordered client a used replacement engine. When we removed engine we saw that transmission looked to have been out recently. It looks like...
2006 BMW 330xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVD33536
Hello. This car sets codes 2A82 and 2A87 intermittently. (P0012 and P0015). We recorded the codes, cleared them and sent the customer on his way. Came back in about 2 weeks with same codes. Car seems to run fine and he has no complaints about run ability probl... Trouble codes: P0012 (Cam Sensor A-over retarded), P0015 (Cam Sensor B -over retarded), 2A82, 2A87
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXZW0C53B
Hello fellow BMW techs. I normally don't work on Diesel, but it's a very good customer of ours.. and looking into this code for her... The wiring diaphragm shows no temp sensor in fuel tank according to the MOD... It does however shows a passive tank evaluator... Trouble codes: 46F9, P205C
1987 Buick Regal GNX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4GJ1176H
Ok, this one is embarrasignly throwing me for a bit of a loop. Vehicle came in for a multitude of issues, only one left is no speed signal to the ECU. Speedometer does function accurately, however the ECM is seeing no speed input. I have scoped the optical pic... Trouble codes: 24 (No VSS Signal)
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L MIL Lamp on, limp mode VIN: 5GAEV23788
Thanks to you guys in advance. I have a 2008 Buick enclave that will basiclly go into limp mode but it is so random that we cant get it to act up. The problem has been going on for about 2 years and there was a different tech on this Buick before he quit and i... Trouble codes: U0073, U0100, U0140, C0242, U0073, P0856 (ECM- Engine Control Module ECM Indicated TCS Malfunction)
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK231X4
Changed all glow plugs with o.e. Parts, code reoccured after approx 3 starts. Checked for output to the glow plugs,no voltage. Had b+ and ground at the glow plug module. Replaced module, cleared code, 3 starts later, code reoccured. This time i have voltage at... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit problem)
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L door locks, power windows, no start, radio rear wi VIN: 1GNES16M85
Need some help with this one. VIN decoded as a 6cyl but it is a 5.3l v8 truck. customer lost drivers door switches approx 6 months ago but it still ran fine and everything worked from the other doors. Now towed in as a no start. Vehicle will not turn over and ...
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13S96
I have check harness for short to grounds or short to b+ Replace pcm with a use unite same problem, I check voltage to coil while cranking 10.67 volts Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0354, P0355, P0356
2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT 3.6L Volt Meter VIN: 2G1FB1EV4A
Hi all, I have this camaro that we have replaced both the battery and alternator on due to the customers concern of the in dash volt meter showing a low charging condition of 12.7V. This occurs intermently but on a regular basis. While driving down the road wi...
2002 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B8HS78Z22
Vehicle Died on Highway. Now it is here, and I have No communication with my scanner (connections at OBD2 connector on vehicle look fine)Vehicle has no spark and no fuel delivery. The odometer shows mileage on initial key cycle, after about 30 secs it blinks a...
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 6.7L Possible Bhg Loses Coolant Into Reservoir VIN: 3D7ML49A37
This truck will run fine in town and on to two hout trips. No smoke out of the exhaust no milky oil no bubbles in rad or overflow. But on a four hour trip it will overheat and push coolant out of the overflow. I believe it is a blown head gasket. But before i ...
2008 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Stall
hi guys I need help does anyone has a waveform of a known good pattern for cam & crank sensor on a 2008 grand caravan with a 3.8kl engine . if you do please emai me at [...] thanks
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Engine VIN: 1FTDF15N6J
I was given this truck by another shop. The customer threw in the towel and got frustrated and didn't want to spend any more on repairs. It will not start after it reaches operating temp hot soak. I put a box fan blowing down on the engine to cool it down for ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
Vehicle came to the shop with an overheating cond. After technician finished the head job engine starts but misses during idle, after basic checks i got a waveform for cam/ crank sinc. The cam triggers after 5 times of the crank trigger. I have in my files a g...
2011 Ford F-150 Lariat Limited 6.2L crank no start VIN: 1FTFW1E68B
Hello FORD guys this truck would crank strong & not start I found out I had no power to fuel injectors trace it back to battery junction box (smart junction box) found out that several fuses had no power but the box had good power to it. bang on the box with m...
2003 GMC Sierra 1500 HD SLE 6.0L wont shift transfer case VIN: 1GTGK13U13
had this truck come in locked in 4 wheel drive hi, [263 NVG case], encoder motor was trying to shift but would'nt, could'nt?, removed encoder motor to try to shift T case with pliers, felt loose, sloppy, removed and disassembled T case, found gear stuck becaus...
2013 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GT02ZCG8D
Hello, I have a 6L90 that slips for just a second when taking off in first gear, I was just wondering if an adaptive relearn would fix this or if it was a symptom of a stuck valve, or the wrong Torque convertor???
2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L speedometer VIN: JHLRD18661
I need help! customer stated: speedometer needle jumps up and transmission acts funny. 12 volt supply good, 5 volt supply good and ground good to vehicle speed sensor. vehicle speed sensor got replaced with Honda part and then with an after market part. no goo...
2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L No Start VIN: KMHFU45E65
Car ran fine, pulled plenum to replace v/c gaskets, plugs, wires, coil boots. This car has 3 coils (waste spark). Went to start vehicle it started but ran a little rough at idle. Shut it off to check all connections. It set code p0350, now it wont restart. It ... Trouble codes: P0350
1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L AC control head module VIN: SAJNX2749S
I am not a European car tech. My shop primarily works on Asain and domestic vehicles. This is a friends car he bought from his son who went bankrupt to help with cash flow. The a/c works full cold, all blower speeds work. None of the other controls on the ac c...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L fan VIN: 1J4GX58N02
fan turns very slow at all temp. up to 210f.was going to check circuit through the fan relay under the r/f headlight but it 's not there, i have done others just like it by cutting the plastic under the headlight and it was there . where is it? fan relay % pid...
2009 Kia Rondo EX 2.4L Cuts out VIN: KNAFG52839
This vehicle will flash warning lamps and the steering seizes momentarily during rainy conditions when going over a bump. Happens so fast that driver can't tell me if engine cuts out. It has oe tires on it that have half indicated kilometers due to fact she us...
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVHP80D04
Hope you guys can help us out. We have a 2004 mazda 6 and we had it in a week ago for stalling. Found it had a code 2105 for throttle body causing engine shutdown. Found this had the bad casting number mentiond in alldata tsb so we replaced it. But now after w... Trouble codes: P2015
2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L engine VIN: 1YVFP80D34
This little mazda started using a qt of oil in 200 miles, another shop replaced the catalytic converter, & gave it a tune up, the customer took it back to him but they didn't give them any satisfaction about the oil consumption. I removed the pcv & there seems...
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L ABS Module VIN: WDBSK76F25
We have struggled through the lack of info on Alldata and Mitchell and have replaced all the high amp fuses we can find. Power Brakes are still not working and are setting codes C254F, C258F, and C226F constantly. We think there is a higher amp fuse for that b...
2007 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Glass VIN: 4JGCB65E57
See if you guy can help me with this one car came into shop sunroof cable are damage so I changed the tracks all Mercedes parts put it all together with out the sunroof try to power it back so I could install the sunroof the sunshades work but the sunroof cabl...
2009 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Sport 3.0L Check Engine VIN: WDDGF81X59
Have a 2009 C300 with a reoccurring P2422 canister vent valve stuck closed. The system has been checked for leaks and none found/Float on smoke machine all the way at the bottom. The vent valve and purge valve have been replaced with dealer parts and still hav...
1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AK54F1S
This vehicle is currently driving me completely insane. It is quite an ugly piece to start with but something is completely eluding me. Compression 150-160. Timing belt right on the money. Cam and crank right where they need to be to coincide with timing. Inje...
2002 Mitsubishi Galant DE 2.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JMBSREA3A1
Hello! I have a hard time with this car. The car, a Mitsubishi Galant 2002 (4G64) with a 2,4 GDI engine, is in for engine light on and a P0170. The fuel trims at idle and a hot engine is STFT: +24% LTFT: +9% The oxygen values: Front: 0-20 mV Rear: 0-20 mV T... Trouble codes: P0170
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11DX3
I have a problem 2003 Altima, no start on hot soak. When I first got the car, I could not duplicate. Put in a cam and crank sensor, then problem appeared and is getting worse. I used Napa sensors, first the plastic sensor, then the metal sensor. Did not help. ... Trouble codes: P0340
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4.0L 4th gear VIN: 5N1AR18U37
Good afternoon everyone I have a problem with an 07 Pathfinder. I am the go between on this one. I sent my customers vehicle to the transmission shop in town that i always use for an overhaul. It would not move forward or backwards. After he rebuilt the transm...
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L ABS Module VIN: 5TBBT44113
Hey Techs! Need some help with this one. Customer complained about brake pedal pulsation near every full stop. Local fast lube installed new rear shoes and drums. We found the pulsation was from ABS activation. If you disconnect the ABS module there is no puls...
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L Starting VIN: 4T1BF3EK4A
I ask this in the event someone else has seen it. Vehicle has a smart key system on it. Periodically, she will go to start it, and it won't start. As soon as she hooks jumpers to it, it starts right up. Sure sounds like a battery issue. Battery tests good with...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD63B12
The customer has replaced the # 14 fuse 2 times in the last month. when the fuse is out car will not crank over if the fuse is good and you start the car and then pull it out the car stays running. we know the fuse is for the comfort control module and is part...
2000 Volvo V70 GLT SE 2.4L Battery power VIN: YV1LW56D8Y
In the last week, the car has returned to its previous habit of not making it through the night without the battery being to low in charge to start the car without a jump. With the battery neg. wire disconnected, and the buss fuse # 6 pulled, the drain goes to...
2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Temperature Damper Motor VIN: YV1SZ58D92
This vehicle initially came in with a no A/C complaint. Verified that there was only hot air coming out vents. A/C system fully charged and compressor kicks on. Checked temperature damper motors on both sides. Neither one would come off hot. Tried moving them ...

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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Ac Control Module VIN: 5UXFA535X2
I Would like to thank James,Avinash and Anthony for the help, the customer just called and said the fuse did not blow in the last three weeks. We checked the wires and all looked good so we unplugged the aux water pump and they drove it for three weeks and a...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L timing
Bad EGR valve Checked timing tab knock sensor and balancer ring Thanks for all the help
1994 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Starter VIN: 2G1FP22P5R
Found when the condition happened the purple wire to the starter only had 6volts at the starter if I applied battery voltage it would start right up every time. Over layed the ckt and works fine. Thanks for the info.
2001 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel tank VIN: 1GCDT13W51
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1AK52F05
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L no commuication VIN: 3GNGK26K67
went to the dealer, they had no trouble communicating , removed intake manifold to get to harness for oil sender, repaired rat chewed wires in harness all good now.. Trouble codes: P0522.
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L No Start, Stall, no buss VIN: 3B7HC13Z5Y
replaced ecm fixed the problem.thank you for the the help and information,
2004 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L ipc,lighting,charging VIN: 1D4HB58D94
Thanks to Mike from NY I did not have to spend unecassary time tracing a bus failure.I removed floor mat to find it's soaked on the right front.Removed kick panel and lots of water,1/2 gallon at least in rocker track and floor.Removed radio amp and it's rusty...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L L/side sliding door VIN: 2FMDA53413
Every body that helped thank you .car went back to customer cost of the motor was not in his budget I put a current clamp around the wiring on the motor and yes the amperage was out of range so I gave the customer the option and he declined thanks again for...
2005 Ford Freestar S 3.9L p1336 VIN: 2FMZA50675
Replacing plugs and wires( while needed) did not affect the code setting. The code would set the same as before the parts were replaced, not return once cleared during engine running, return after key cycle withing 30 - 40 seconds in pending after restarting....
2004 GMC C7500 Topkick C7C042 8.1L master? VIN: 1GBL7C1E44
The kick in the brake pedal was caused by the ABS activating. It was activating due to air in one of the calipers and since the ABS senses a difference in wheel speed it came on as it should have. I bled the brakes again and removed all the air and problem is ...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW68N7X
Checked this with a Genisys and a CAN-capable code reader. Never got a code. I tried the manual mode to pull codes: nothing. Ultimately, I cleared the non-existent codes, and the light stayed off. Note to self: "TRY CLEARING THE CODES THE FIRST TIME THE CAR IS...
2012 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5XXGM4A76C
Body shop has sent the car to the dealer. I will gladly post any findings if I get them, The costs of repairs already done to the body and the wiring were sending this car into "total loss" territory. I did not get much help this time around, but I do apprecia... Trouble codes: P0326 (Knock sensor).
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: WMWMF33537
Finally its fixed,I am a lot grayer but its fixed.Vanos adaption is as real thing with the factory tool.With the help of our new Autologic scan tool we found we had a bad connection in a harness connector that randomly wound break the circuit to the exhaust v... Trouble codes: P0014 (p0115-), P0115 (p0017-), P0017 (testing and results).
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L abs VIN: 5TELU42N55
Sorry I haven't figured this one out. I tried everything you guys said and even warrentied the wheel bearing and sensor again but still the same. They are a loyal customer of mine so I know I will see the car again so if I ever fix it I will let you all know T...
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWJL7AJXA
hi you guys knew the answer it was a code for the O2 sensor front of catalyst right in your face when you open the hood. Thank you for the help! Trouble codes: 12812 (No description available), 1162 (No description available), P320C.
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