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2008 BMW 535i 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBANW135X8
Hello, I have a 2008 BMW 353i and customer complains that it hesitate i drove the vehicle myself i have not find any problem with it at this time the check engine light is on and the code p3090 fuel pressure flow rate, controlled min fallen below found from DM... Trouble codes: P3090
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Mechanical VIN: 1G6KD52B2R
What could be the cause of the serpentine belt keep coming off?. No noise. All the pulleys looks aligned. Any ideas? Thanks.
2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L code for cylinder 6 misfire VIN: 2G1WZ12165
Cylinder # 6 misfire.Checked plugs/coil/injectors/wires.Seems to run ok when giving it light acceleration.If you give it heaver acceleration the car seem to shutter as in a miss.seems to be starving for fuel.maybe i should start test over if i missed something...
2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L shift lock VIN: 3GNDA23P86
I really hope I can get some help on this one. The customer brought the vehicle in for a no shift. They stated it would shift after sitting for 15 minutes. I replaced the shift assembly. The vehicle shifted fine no more probles. The customer picked up and the ...
2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Low oil pressure VIN: 1GNER23D69
Vehicle came in to shop with a rod knock.We took the engine out, opened & sent the crank with all the rods to the machine shop to get them done. then put it all back together with all new gaskets & all nice & clean.Started up fine & runs great but all of a sud...
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 3.6L 5th gear VIN: 1G1ZJ57799
Overhauled the unit. Replaced input housing and the rear cover for the internal damage from the 35R wave plate failure. Initial road test was successful. After check for leaks and such installer stated he thought reverse was slipping. Took it for a test drive ...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L cylinders 1,4 VIN: 1C3AL56U11
Hello, im hoping someone can help us, our little sebring here misses on cylinders 1 and 4 mostly, but also others occasionally usually most often at highway speed, in overdrive, but also while shifting up in gears.There are no codes and no irregular data param...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L No Start VIN: 3D4GG57V89
This vehicle came in completely cobbled. Someone has put a used IPDM and many things are not put back together under the hood. Electronically it seems like everything is online but it had many configuration codes from different modules and it has a different V...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Runs rough, smokes VIN: 2FTJW36K2R
This is an IDI turbodiesel, not a PowerStroke. Customer has owned truck for 20 years. In the past year it has started running rough on startup and sometimes missing at idle slightly once warmed up. Always starts fine, sometimes dies, sometimes idles fine but r...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L engine
Truck runs and drives, once in a while stalls, doesn't restarts right away, after let it sit for 5s it restarts and drives fine during no start HPOP doesn't create pressure I suspected ipr valve, replaced ipr valve, runned second set of wires to otc ipr cont...
2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Evap. VIN: 1FAHP32N89
Hello Techs, This vehicle (ULEV), is throwing P0456 & P0457 codes. We have visually inspected all, smoke tested system numerous times in different temps., with NO leakage at all detected. Fuel cap sealing surface on neck looks good. Manually cycled can. purge ...
2003 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Transmission VIN: 1GTHC29123
Tcm was replaced to correct codes p0218 and p0711.per the tech 2 the trans temp was correct and sensor was reading proper values. After installation these codes were corrected. We then got code p2810 - pressure control solenoid g out of range. Have tried a ref...
2005 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L won't shut off VIN: 4KDB4B1U05
When we go to turn the key 50% of the time it will keep running, every thing on the dash goes out but the truck will continue to run and sometimes will turn off. We noticed if you flip the bright dim switch it will kill it also if you turn it off with the ligh...
2014 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor
I have this Acadia in the shop with C0035 code for left front wheel speed sensor. I performed pinpoint tests from Mitchel. Wiring to EBCM pass tests with .5 ohms on both wires to speed sensor. There are no shorts to power or ground. While driving other three s...
2006 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L 4-5 Shift
Ok everyone I haven't started to work on this one yet but wanted to ask about it before I pull it in next week. Customer complaint is it shifts very hard from 1 to 2 at about 3-6 mph seems to shift up from 2nd to 4th ok and smooth. at 40 on up when it shifts t...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L starts then dies VIN: 1J4GZ58Y3V
jeep came into shop mil light on no start. had short to ground on iac. shorted out pcm replaced with used unit. now starts and dies after 3 seconds of running. jeep does not have security. neither does the used pcm. does it need flashed for vin to match bcm vi...
2008 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Engine VIN: 1J8GN58K88
Oil pressure is rock solid @ 25psi idle. The Jeep runs great with no misfires or drivability issues. A/C compressor, Alternator, and power steering pump are all confirmed to be tight with no lose bolts. The belt tensioner is new and positioned so it is not tou...
2007 Lexus RX350 3.5L Power Steering VIN: 2T2HK31U87
The vehicle came in for a failed transmission. While replaceing the transmission we noticed the power steering pump and rack and pinion were leaking enough to justify replacement. Customer had no prior power steering issues. We replaced the pump and rack and...
1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Evap system VIN: WDBJH65F0W
Customer came in about 3 months ago with check engine light on. Code for evap leak. Found gas cap of universal type, replace gas cap with original one. Cleared codes. Car came in again about 1 month ago with check engine light on again. Pulled code p0442 evap ...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Fuel System VIN: WDBRF65J12
Once the fuel metter reaches halfway vehicle shuts off checked fuel tank passenger side empty, driver side full. Has anyone heard of this
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L driver VIN: WMWMF73597
Hi all. Ive got an r56 cooper s that has weak heat(luke warm).No codes are present. We replaced a tstat 6mo ago. Hose routing appears to be correct. Cooling system is full and operates at normal temps while running. So i dont suspect a wpump. Any help would be...
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L No Start VIN: JA3AJ26E04
This vehicle came in to shop for oil change and standard maintenance that hadn't been performed. By maintenance referring to timing belt, water pump, coolant flush, plugs and wires. They did complain of seeming sluggish and misfire/roughness. Did oil change, t...
2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: YS3FD49Y73
Car came in with over heating. Testing over a few days shows water loss. (very evident but never saw where) None on ground, none visible out pipe. *shrugs* Customer opted for a good used engine. Once installed, starts, idles and revs perfect. No codes. Tes... Trouble codes: P0300 (Very intermitent code. Random cyl)
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V81
long term fuel trim bank 1 is 19.5, short term arround 0 bank 2 is 7.0 and 0 Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Hard Start, Floods VIN: 5TBBT44133
Need some help with this Tundra. When started cold it cranks a long time (15-20 seconds 5 or 6 times) before starting. When it does start it acts like it was flooded (black smoke, runs rough, etc.). Runs smoothly once cleaned out. No trouble codes, scan data l...
2010 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Caliper VIN: 4T1BK3EK7A
Customer stated that the vehicle was pulling to the right and it needed an alignment. During the test drive tech observed a pull ONLY when braking. The steering shifted positions approx 45 degrees, and felt exact. Technician check for TSB's and found none. Bra...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 3VWRF31K76
timing chain let go and bent the valves, opted for a used engine. The engine in the car is a BGP code. The wreckers supplied a 2010 CBT engine. Although the engines look identical I want to make sure I can swap it out and not have issues! Other than some of th...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Acura Integra LS 1.8L Srs VIN: JH4DC445XT
Used EBAY SRS Module FIXED. DIdn't even have to clear codes.
2008 Acura MDX 3.7L brakes hydraulic VIN: 2HNYD28258
OK, After hundreds of brake fluid flushes using my primitive system, I finally got bit in the butt. A new master cylinder which I bench bled, mounted then vacuum flushed, cured my problem. I don't believe in just "bleeding" old brake fluid. To my mind, to do t...
2004 Audi S4 4.2L clutch VIN: WAUPL68E94
Turned out it was a bad pressure plate. We compressed the pressure plate with the factory tool (yes we have one) and there was only a 1/4 inch of finger travel. After talking with the manafctures techline we found out there has to be a min. of 1/2 (13 mm) of ...
1996 Buick Skylark Custom 3.1L Theft VIN: 1G4NJ52M0T
Sorry I just wanted to post what I found and how I fixed it. I guess I put it I the the place.
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Red Brake Light VIN: 1GCCT19W9Y
It turn out to be a bad ground on the left front wheel bearing. When I ordered the new wheel bearing and plug the connector to the left front; the light goes out while steering the steering wheel. Recommend to customer but decline due to money issue. Thanks...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14TX1
well guys turns out that the fuel in the truck was contaminated with oil from an old oil drum being used as a fuel tank. when tank got empty customer tilted drum to get remainder of fuel ended up with a bunch of trash including a tree frog and lots of leaves. ...
2008 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Steering &Dash VIN: 1G1AL58F58
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L Starting VIN: 2G1WT57N79
Thank you very much for all the replies. After the recall was performed on the key, the 'gym' transponder was closer to the key. The vehicle would not crank and the cluster would say 'security'.If you pulled the transponder away, the vehicle will crank.
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: 2C4GF68455
This was a strange one indeed. The IPC receives a “Wake-up” signal from the BCM when the key is turned ON. That is all AllData said. So I tested the wake up signal wire and found nearly 5v. When the key was turned ON the wake signal voltage dropped to 0v. ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.2L master cylinder
Replaced rear wheel cylinders. Evidently, vacuum to rear of master cylinder is normal operation for this vehicle. Replaced master cylinder with OEM (OUCH).
2005 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L accelerates by itsel VIN: 3D7LS38C45
tested for oil from turbo in intake was ok suspect what others have said faulty leaking injector/injectors but have not had truck back into shop yet customer is in no hurry and we got real busy so haven't had time to work on it again. thanks to all that repli...
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS28D08
Thank you all for the help! We ended up clearing all the adaptive fuel memory and that solved our problem. The memory was not reset after the initial o2 sensor was replaced (bank 1) and the computer was stuck thinking the issue was still present and adjusting ... Trouble codes: P0300.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWF36L6X
The problem was bad wiring between the crankshaft position sensor and PCM. I scoped the CKP output at the sensor, then disconnected the PCM and checked the signal there - BIG difference! Evidently, the reason there was no RPM signal until you gave it ether w...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.3L No Start, Flooded VIN: 1GTEC14W42
Thank you for the replies. We knew that engine was bad but we were quite confident that the crankshaft end play was not causing it to not start. We explained all of this to the owner but they were insistant on replacing the motor so we did. Once installed it s...
2006 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Passenger Sliding Door VIN: 5FNRL38636
Well I have this van fixed, with the guidance of iATN again! I would like to first thank you all who replied to me. A brief explanation of the replies I received were as follows: Joseph [...]...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Timing Cover area VIN: KNAGD12605
Hello, I changed the T-belt to a different brand, which helped a little; but still finding noise at bal shaft that drives oil pump. can feel play in oil pump gears, but customer declines more work at this time. Thanks to all for their help.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake pad warning wont go out VIN: WDBUF65J84
hi everyone thanx for all the replies they were all very helpful .cut to the chase. the problem was a bad subharness for the RIGHT REAR SENSOR!!! all the time i was troubleshooting around the front. i FINAALLY got a scan tool hooked up and read the data. it ...
2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN1DA31AX3
As stated, other shop replaced main tensioner only. WE replaced all 3 tensioners with guides and gears. Installed nissan oil filter and FIXED IT !
2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS53D21
Thanks for your help. The vehicle now runs. We did lose the CEM...not sure how but we sent it out to XeModex and they sent us a virgin one because ours was too scrambled to do anything with the data in it. We borrowed a DiCE just in case, fought it a bit be...
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