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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADD6322W
have a reoccurring Bank 2 mixture code on this 528i. clear codes. code comes back next day. smoked checked the intake system. no leaks found. car runs great. How could I have just the rear bank of cylinders throw a code on a straight 6 engine? is it possible I... Trouble codes: 203 (oxygen sensor control limit bank 2), 228 (mixture deviation bank 2)
2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB53534
Need some direction to go on this one, if and BMW guys can help. Have a brake, abs and , 4x4 lights on, have codes 60AC,5EDB and come back after test drive but lights always stay on. Had 5F3A but has not came back. checked the t-case fluid and is darker and so...
2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA13535
Under normal (50% tp or less) code never sets. If you accelerate at wot the light comes on at 6k rpm and p302 sets and the pcm disables the fuel injector. The misfire is never felt, only felt when the pcm disables the injector. Pull over and cycle the key and ... Trouble codes: P0302
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L throttle body VIN: 5UXFE835X8
Can somebody help me please with this bimmer I have replaced the throttle body assembly and accelator pedal assembly It didn't fix the problem I'm still getting the check engine light on the dash this are the codes that I'm getting now 2cf9 tv ppotentioter 1 a...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L evaporator VIN: 1G1YY22G2W
hello ac guys, have this 1998 corvett that has a fre-on leak, i recharged and added die to the system it lasted 3 days, i looked with black light and found dye coming out of case on compressor,i could not see any dye any where else, i used a sniffer to check e...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Module VIN: 1GCEC14W72
Always happens, is your own car or one of your relatives that gives you fits. Truck belongs to my brother, and trying to help him long distance to fix his vehicle. He came visit a few days ago, and said that while driving the ABS and BRAKE indicators would fl...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK13T35
Have replaced lower intake gaskets, has been tuned up. Ran smoke test leaking around fuel inj. replaced O-rings didn't run any better still lean. Also seems to run good cold doesn't surge. surges at idle hot thanks for any help. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19B75
OK got a stumper here. This truck will drive normal. Then out of no where it will neutral out.(happened once while going 40 mph and once while leaving a parking spot). No codes, no other symptoms. When it acts up,it just revs in all gear positions. Only way to...
2002 Daewoo Nubira CDX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KLAJB82Z42
Customer complained of poor running after 30 miles of driving. I drove it for 30 miles and it never acted up on me.It acted like it wanted to start running poorly, and I noticed that the EGR Lift sensor voltage was fixed 1.5 V. I do get a continual pending cod... Trouble codes: P1404 (P1404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Closed Valve Pintle Error .)
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Unknown VIN: 1B7HF13Y4X
Thanks to all of you in advance. This truck came to us to check it out what we found is that the engine oil pressuer drops to zero at idle and then stop working at all so we replaced the oil pump and the oil pressuer sensor the truck ran fine for one day and i...
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Valve Noise VIN: 1D7HA18N88
Thanks for your help. Have a 2008 Ram with a 4.7L motor with what appears to be a valve train tap. Does not show immediately at cold start but starts within 15 seconds or so of start. It usually quits when motor gets hot but sometimes will tap on-and-off in 5 ...
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L abs module VIN: 1D7RV1GT8A
on sweeping left turns false traction control activaties, also abs activaties while braking occassionaly. no codes, good smooth gaphing of wheel speed. suspect bad module. thanks ahead for time and input.
1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP44E6M
Hello once again, fellow members... I have a head scratcher here that I just cant seem to figure out. The problem on this Mustang is that it dies randomly. I've driven it several times, but it never failed on me. We give it back to the customer, and he's ba...
2006 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L rear main seal VIN: 1FMEU65E86
This vehicle came in with a bad transmission. while changing trans out noticed the rear main seal was barely seeping. Put a dealer oil seal in it and started pouring oil. Got another dealer seal same result. Got a after market one and found out the what use to...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Stall VIN: 1GTHK23DX6
thanks for any help in advance.this truck came in from another shop with several codes and reduced engine power all codes had to do with low voltage p0652 low 5v reference,p0522 eop low voltage,p0405 egr low voltage,p0462 fuel level low voltage,p0672,p0673,p06... Trouble codes: P0652, P0522, P0405, P0462, P0672, P0673
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Compressor clutch VIN: 5FNRL38727
Replaced defective coil, fuse and relay were both capable, just a bad coil. Had given customer option to change compressor or coil, since it had failed and I couldn't qualify anything in the system with no pressure readings. After coil repair AC working great....
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Jerks in and out of gear VIN: 1J4GX48N32
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 2002 V8 Grand Cherokee that started having automatic transmission problems abruptly when the customer left a stop. It is slow to go into drive or reverse. It also wants to jump in and out of gear ...
2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L Safety VIN: 1J4GA59139
Help...Horn problem on this Jeep...The horn will not work..no power to the fuse for the horn. Horn works when power the circuit to the horn from the fuse box. Check the clock spring. Showed open with dvom..showed open with horn button pushed or not pushed...Re...
2009 Lincoln MKX 3.5L No Start VIN: 2LMDU88C89
Hello all. I had this Lincoln towed in for an overheating problem originally. Customer had blown seal on the water pump and had resulted in about 20L of coolant in the crankcase. He overheated it and drove it for a while before deciding a tow was a good idea. ...
1996 Mazda B4000 LE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4F4CR16X2T
Truck came in scanned it and codes for transmission came up p713 and code p708. I tried a trans range sensor but still says its in drive all the time truck starts up wont start in gear.voltage when looking at the computer for trans range sensor reads 5 vols an... Trouble codes: P0713, P0708
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBF22E08
turbo was starved for oil because someone installed the upper turbo stand seal backwards, thus blocking off the oil feed. nice. so the rest is history. on top of that the nut came off the front turbine thus dinging up the blades a bit. I have personally never ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sport 3.0L sound system VIN: WDDGF54X08
vehicle came from another shop after customer tried to start up - no good batt apparently codes from autel scanner: U002000 B210A00 U118000 U118200 U118100 have not been able to locate shorted-open fuses as of now, no voltage drops noted
2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WMWML3C57A
Purchased used no service history ran good this is first problem I have had This is my personal car. I specialize in Subaruss and there problems. Trouble codes: P0300
1995 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JA3AA31C3S
This car is a friend's daughter's car. I wouldn't have taken it on otherwise. It will run fine for several weeks, then start cutting out or dying. It is difficult to restart and continues to exhibit the symptoms until the next cold start. Then it's fine again....
1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3L smog pump operation
Hi all. I have this 930 turbo which has been here a while. I did all the work mentioned and after all was complete the car ran and drove great except there was a popping in the muffler at idle and I pinned it down to the smog pump...well I should say the diver...
1992 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT5ST87KXN
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have an oldie that I have forgotten most of what I used to know about these old ones. This Celica has a light surge under light throttle at lower speeds. It also has a "rolling" idle. It idles there and just starts ro...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Misfire VIN: 5TBBT4417Y
Customer states he replaced timing belt and now it won't go over 3000rpm without popping back thru intake and loosing power. I have removed covers to verifiy cam gear timing marks line up and crank pulley is at 0 tdc. Codes p1300,p1310,p1320,p1340 set during t...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Battery light VIN: 2T1KY38E83
Ive got a brain stumper here. The car came in for a brake inspection about 2 weeks ago. While road testing the car, I noticed the battery light would come on intermittently. Sometimes it was bright and sometimes it was dim. So I tested the charging system. At ...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C86
Thanks in advance for any replies. 06 Passat 2.0t came in on a hook. I think th cust cleared codes because there aren't any. Cust said that died while driving. Then cust showed me a coil pack that came out of number one cylinder that was completely melted alon...
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAV9AX8A
Howdy all, I have a volkswagon Tiguan 2.0 turbo that is starting to give me a little trouble. This is my first time asking for help so ill try to do my best. Veh, came in and on test drive the veh runs well when moving and rpm is up. Idle surges from 450 to a ... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam shaft position sensor implausable G40), P0011 (cam shaft A retarded set point not reached), P0300, P0506 (Idle control sys lower than expected.)
2011 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWFD7AJ3B
Hey guys. Have this GTI with P0087 fuel rail pressure low. Vehicle has an extended crank and no power at all. Feels like no turbo operation. Real sluggish. Checked measuring block #106 and found low side at 8 bar and high side 40-120 depending on load. Checked... Trouble codes: P0087

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBXPA93425
I didn't have a gauge to check pcv valve system tried to borrow gauge from someone and they didn't want to help. Im sure the problem lays in pcv system. Customer is to come back when I get gauge.Will post more info if customer comes back Trouble codes: 2742 (not present misfire cylinder 1), 2743 (not present misfire cylinder 5), 274E, 276D, 2747 (not present misfire cylinder 4).
2007 BMW 750Li 4.8L Coolant thermostat VIN: WBAHN83587
i replaced the connector and t stat fix the problem
2004 Cadillac SRX 3.6L key stuck in cylinder VIN: 1GYEE63744
thanks for all the replies, the pcm was in fact the fault. right after posting the key came out and an hour later wouldnt.. got a new pcm installed and working perfect . once again thanks for the help.
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1D7HU18266
changed the rotors and the pads and car fixed. thanks to everyone who helped
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L ignition key
thanks for every tech to reply my request... now I understand this system more... the trick is I use my hammer light tab on the ESL and slower that stupid motor is click...so far it still work so we leave that alone. everything on this truck is super super exp...
2009 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Rear Diff VIN: 1D8HB48P79
Alright so some brief history before i close this so no one thinks i didnt look into some things first. Customer came in saying there was a strong vibration in the seat. We inspected the undercarriage and found the front driveshaft joints were gone and so was ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L hard binding VIN: 1FTNW21P14
thanks to every one new oem pump fixed all issues drives great and turns easy will only use oem thanks again
2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FMYU93196
Well forwarded many of your replies to this customer which he very much appreciated. His issue is money right now. Waiting to get this rack and pressure hose changed as many suggested. Thanks for everyone's time and effort. Great group!!
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 5.4L Evap VIN: 1FTSW21577
2009 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L EVAP System VIN: 1FMEU63E49
Okay folks, hold on to your hats. Other than the system leaks (which we fixed first) the reason for the continued P0442 code was because ... there was a power steering problem! Yes, you read that right. We found the Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor was sending a sign...
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GTP1UEA4B
I want to thank everyone who gave their input in solving this problem. I first want to start out by saying that a careful read of my post and tsb 10-06-04-008b would clearly show that that tsb does NOT apply to this situation. If i had not checked the vehicle... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECT sensor performance issue.).
1989 Honda Prelude 2.0 Si 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JHMBA4231K
Thank you everyone, The fast idle valve was the problem. I tried to adjust it like you guys said but that made no difference so I removed it and tried cleaning it but I noticed the valve didn't seat in the seat. When I heated the bottom as the coolant would do...
1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALPV1445W
the truck ended up having two problems what we had was we were having trouble talking to the body control unit to unlock the security system . at times when we could get into the bcm to do the unlock reset it would say unlock but when you went to exit out it w...
1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y8W
Gentlemen, thanks for your input, it turned out to be a cracked coil housing...buried in distributor. I replaced complete distributor because of age, starts and drives excellent now...happy old lady!!
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L camshaft VIN: 1GMDX03E6X
thanks for all replies put new camshaft in was broke on different journal than first one cam bearings were ok van runiing for now intend to sell thanks for all replies poor design from gm
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L airbag light VIN: 2S3DA41748
Thanks for the helpful replies. Like most of the replies, we had also suspected bad programming. After some more arguing with the dealer they finally agreed to have another look at the problem. They had the vehicle for over a week but in the end they success...
2014 Toyota RAV4 2.4L No Start
okay, the car is fixed. thanks to all 7 techs who took the time to reply. turned out that the circuit going to the fuel tank which has to be accessed by removing the fuel tank was the culprit, we removed the fuel tank to check said circuit and after examining ... Trouble codes: P0137 (Oxy snsr crt. Low volt), P1603 (Eng stall hist.), P1604 (Stability malf.), P1605 (Rough idle), P0010 (Camshaft position actuator crt.).
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