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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, trans fail safe VIN: WBAFB33571
X5 will go into Trans fail safe mode, at idle in gear, or when driving in town, I noticed that with the ABS controller unplugged it will be perfect. We sent out he module to be repaired, but it still has the same problem, I can only communicate with the TC...
1998 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 5.7L lack of power VIN: 1GBGC34R8W
Customer states vehicle looses power after warm up to normal operation. Truck feels like is has no power. No ck engine light. Found no restriction in exhaust. Fuel pressure is good. Spark plug good.
2001 Chevrolet Camaro 3.8L cooling system VIN: 2G1FP32K31
Hi everyone, I need help with this car please. Car came in with code PO481 (Fan relay #2 and #3). We replaced the relays and replaced the main computer along with both cooling fan motors. For some reason the check engine light still comes on with the code PO48...
2007 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK16357
Vehicle came in last month with a collapsed DOD lifter on cylinder #7.I replaced the left bank Lifters and guides with OEM parts from the dealer.Vehicle is back with lifter on #7 collapsed again.I had replaced the right bank lifters about 11 months ago and the...
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TD66627
Customer brought in vehicle to other shop to address check engine light on. Was told needed plugs and wires, 2nd phone call, needed coil, third call, needed intake gaskets, fourth call, had burnt valve. Customer did not feel any issues until he picked up vehic...
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Recircuration mode VIN: 1G1AF5F50A
The button for recirculation is inop. use snap on scan tool but no DTC found. The actuator is not moving at all. The manual hvac unit works except the recirculation mode. no light on when pressed the button. How do I find a problem?
2011 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3GNBABFW3B
Hi guys i have this 2011 hhr with a code p2135 tps 1 and 2 correlation i check the throttle body wiring look ok look at the app wiring look ok code still sets about 10 to 15 mills i was thinking of the t/body am not sure and help thank you guys
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Liftgate VIN: 2A4GP54L17
The rear liftgate will open and close manually. When I open the liftgate with the button, it works great, but when I shut it with the button it closes half way and reopens.
1965 Ford Econoline 2.4L rotor
Hello to all I have acquired a 65 ford econiline 5 window truck,it is currently a basket case,but this truck is soooooo coooool that I want to build it.It currently does not have any drums on it at all.I would like to convert it to a disc brake system,using th...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Starter VIN: 1FAFP3430Y
Hello, thank you all for your help in advance. This vehicle was towed in as a no crank condition - at first glance I noticed that the transponder had fallen out of the ignition key and the theft light was flashing rapidly - the customer noticed the transponder...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTZR45E22
Ok guys heres a fun one for you. 2002 ranger splash 4.0 automatic 141k. the vehicle runs true and normal most of the time but intermittently on accel with an incline the vehicle will cut out and the check engine and theft light will flash. this condition only ...
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L driveline ride disturbance VIN: 1FTRF12245
2wd manual trans- 52-57 mph feels like riding on egg shaped tires- chassis hops at a very low hertz(below 15). Can be duplicated in all gears, neutral, clutch in and coasting. Tires are new, swapped with perfectly good tires off another truck, new driveshaft u...
2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L PTU / Differential VIN: 1FMYU92Z26
This vehicle has a noise that can be heard on the lift and changes with wheel speed. While on the hoist we have listened with a stethoscope and chassis ears. The strange part is that this noise can be heard with the naked ear but is not detected with chassis e...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP23196
Vehicle illuminates a check engine light and a wrench light and will not accelerate at all. No power. If you restart the car it usually drives normal after restarts. It seems to act up more when the weather is colder outside. It has done this quite a few times... Trouble codes: P0701 (Tcs range), P0720 (Output speed sensor), P0730 (Gear ratio), P0811 (Clutch slippage), P0868 (Fluid pressure), P0871 (Pressure switch)
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U57
truck was brought in and I see new coil and wires also plugs new . did a compression test seem to be fine with all cyl about the same.. checked inj with light seems to be ok flashing bright and steady all inj look the same. this truck has a slight miss at idle... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305
2011 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Electrical System VIN: 1FMJU2A56B
I was just given this vehicle to do a simple used car vehicle inspection. When i went to get it the battery was completely drained. Hooked up a jumper and the security light was flashing with a no turn over condition. Pushed it in and started a charging test. ...
2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.7L Starting VIN: 1FD0X5HT9B
Check with ford lap top, only codes where p0471 exh back pressure and p2452 dpf issue. We checked fuel pressure and is 8000 start crank then drop to 6200 psi. WE have syc, we pulled fuel line at filter housing and turned key to koeo and have steady stream with...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L Battery VIN: 1J4GZ78YXV
I have this jeep grand cherokee that has a 250 miliamp draw on the 40 amp blower motor fuse in the underhood fuse box. I have replaced blower motor and power module. We have atc .everyone shows a high blower relay but we cant seem to find it.we also tried cutt...
1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L Dome Lights Etc VIN: 1J4FJ68S7W
Possible short in rear door jam harness? with both connectors that feed the dome lights and connect near the a pillars under the sill plates.
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM55S81
First thing this morning i sprayed fuel into tb, no start. Pushed car into bay, attached fuel pressure gauge, cranked engine - no start. Sprayed fuel again, engine fired and ran, fuel pressure 56psi. Let set for one hour, fuel pressure held on gauge. Released ...
2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33495
Hello Again,I have this Mini Cooper towed in the shop belongs to a friend of mine which is inspite of telling her that I dont have experience on this cars she still insisted that she wants me to try at least,which I did.It came in no start condition,cranks but...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L timing VIN: WMWMF73567
Hello, I am working on 2007 mini cooper S (turbo) it was brought in for another shop Diag of #3 burnt valve which is what I found on a intake valve on cylinder three. I used a BMW tool to lock crankshaft and camshaft in timing via tool. I removed the cam sprok...
2011 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Battery VIN: WMWZG3C57B
Vehicle arrived with customer complaint of battery dying overnight. Checked for parasitic draw on battery, found approx. 3.2A draw on battery. Let vehicle sit for 30 minutes and still has 3.2A draw. Vehicle attempts to enter sleep mode after approx. 2 minutes ...
2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L Intake runner. VIN: 5N1AR18WX6
This Nissan has a rattle from the engine as soon as you get to 2,200 RPM and I've pinpointed it to the intake variable runner valve. I see there's a bulletin for it TSB NTB05-015b. I know it involves putting silicone on the valve but I can't for the life of me...
2008 Volkswagen Passat Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK73C98
Were putting the head back on due to a burnt valve. We are getting P0016. I found out my tech over tightened the bolt for the phaser and broke it but didn't know it. Started car would not start we found the bolt that holds the phaser broken along with the pi... Trouble codes: P0016
2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L no communication VIN: YV1SW53D71
Car came in when inspection station could not communicate with ecm. Plugged in with autologic and could not communicate with any module. Car starts and drives fine with no warning lights. Tried two other scanners and still no communication. Ohmed data lines fr...
2008 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Drivers blend actuator VIN: YV1RH59248
This may get long winded but here goes. Vehicle arrived with a myriad of communcation codes. Cleaned and tightened loose grounds from Central Electronics Module, and most seem to be fixed. Only complaint remaining is that the drivers side vents won't blow warm...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 Acura RDX 2.3L Radio VIN: 5J8TB18518
Looking back at all that I tried and the way the radio responded indicated that I was using the wrong code.As Sam and others stated this is not the same radio that came with the car. With the radio off, key on, I held down the #1 and #6 preset buttons and whil...
2002 Buick Century Custom 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G4WS52J02
Well right this off under frustrated!! I went back to the basics and started over with what I had and didn't have.had spark,rpm,3x,24x,and no codes now.injector resistance 12.4-ok.no noid or cam signal.would crank over fine.ohmed wires from cam to pcm-ok.have ... Trouble codes: B2958 (p1626-), P1626 (p0463-), P0463.
2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L emissions VIN: 1GCCS1443Y
Temperature was deff. the issue. I replaced the thermostat for the second time and vehicle still would not reach over 170 degrees. Placed a piece of cardboard over half the radiator and re-ran the drive cycle. O2 sensor monitor cleared allowing the truck to pa...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L front end VIN: 2GCEK13T85
Thanks to everyone that replied to my help request!!! Bill form FL and Gary from ME were correct, but Ricky from AL nailed it word for word!! The master cylinder had leaked about a quart of brake fluid into the brake booster. I took a zip tie and stuck i...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Climate Control VIN: 1FAFP56S1Y
Since posting this request, the vehicle has only acted up extremely intermittently, and never while in the garage when diagnostic equipment was ready to use. I did purchase a used radio/HVAC assembly and RCC module to try if/when the problem becomes more persi...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L High RPM on highway VIN: 1FMZU72E92
After testing the TPS and the MAF everything check out. Customer has been driving the vehicle for two weeks without a problem. Possible poor connection at one of the sensors that was corrected during testing? Thanks for the replies. Will post more if problem c... Trouble codes: P1121 (TPS inconsistant with MAF).
2006 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L #7 compression VIN: 1GKET63M76
Chester we were able to verify no electrical fault by disconnecting the control wire for #7 solenoid and running engine. Mike there are four solenoids that each control 1 cylinder not 2 each solenoid controls both valves for 1 cylinder. Doug [...] forgot to mentio...
2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 2.3L Cuts out VIN: JM1GG12L76
Air bypass valve diaphragm was bad, still a little bit of drivability issues, but we are chalking it up to the "performance" modifications.
2005 Smart Fortwo Passion .8L gear position sensor VIN: WMEAK00F85
Thanks for those who gave me valuable input. This fix for this was a simple re-cal. I have done that with my scanner and no more issues as of yet. CHEERS!
1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Steering Wheel VIN: YV1KW9605T
I do appreciate all of the responses to our problem. after asking the customer to drive the vehicle for a few days while waiting for an replacement updated cooler line, the customer called to let me know that the issue was resolved. I believe it was strictly a...
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