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2008 BMW M5 5.0L Transmission gear selection VIN: WBSNB93548
This car was towed in with a suspected clutch problem. Pulled trans found clutch was burnt/worn. replaced complete clutch and pivot arm with ball. Took several attempts to teach in clutch valve characteristics. When performing adaptions with autologic to re-te...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L 4x4, ABS, DSC VIN: WBAFE41058
hello, does anyone know why im i getting the ABS affected? also DSC, on my scanner it says "steering angle signal only realtive. wheel center position unknown. teach quadrant active, (steer to stop). or SA signal invalid, or SA status fault currently present: ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.0L No Start VIN: 2GCEK19M5V
This truck originally came in for a fuel pump issue. We replaced the fuel pump and sent it away. Came back 2 weeks later for a p1345 cam/crank coorelation. Unable to set cam retard to 0 degrees. We replaced with a new distributor and now vehicle does not start...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L EGR monitor VIN: 1GCHC29182
A regular customer brought this truck in stating that it didn't pass smog inspection. The paper work shows EGR monitor not run. We verified and cannot get monitor to run. As far as we know the PCM has not been recently cleared. Does any one know what might cau...
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23216
Have a duramax that will start only if the fuel primer is pumped till hard. I have to hurry to the key because it loses its pressure.If I plug return going back to tank it will hold pressure. once it is running it runs fine. I have checked for air with clear h...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L abs VIN: 2G1WT58K08
Vehicle came in with abs, trac. Control light on. Code p0035 erratic signal left front sensor. Upon inspection i could not duplicate issue. I soaked down the wiring harness, did a wiggle test, inspect the connections at the sensor and at the ebcm, no problems ...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3A4FY48B46
Vehicle was parked outdoors for over 1 year, only problem before being parked has been that intermittently all the gauges would swing back and forth but car always ran and started with no problems. Customer has owned car since new, states it had been back to d... Trouble codes: P0463
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L blower motor VIN: 1B4HS28Y7X
all fuses are good. all grounds are good. ohm tested the switch and the resistor. power coming from relay is good but there is no power at the blower motor connector. I know it has to be a bad connection or a broken wire but does anyone seen this or know of a ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18WXW
Hello Techs I scanned the vehicle and gave me code P0453 I replaced the FTP Sensor and clear the code and performed the monitor drive cycle and the MIL came back on this time with code P0452 FTP sensor circuit low. Sensor PID value on scanner shows between .3-... Trouble codes: P0452 (FTP sensor circuit low)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21P94
First, thank you for reviewing and helping me with this. Initially came in for engine miss on cylinder #6. R&R #6 injector. After test drive, #1 miss firing and engine making oil. #3 injector leaking O ring. R&R #3 injector. Changed oil and filter. White smoke...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAHP71W25
According to my Modis, the fuel pump is running 100% all the time, creating an extremely rich mixture. My research indicates that the FPDM should command about 40-60% fuel pump run time normally. Fuel pressure is 39 PSI per rail pressure sensor. Lots of carbon... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro low input), P0452 (EVAP pressure low)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Power Driver Seat VIN: 1FTPW14525
Got one here that has me a little confused. 2005 Ford F150 pickup came in with the power driver seat not working and of course all the way forward. The seat would operate up and down but not forward or backward. When running the switch you could hear a click f...
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22272
hello everyone, this is my first time posting anything and need help! this vehicle will not accelerate sometimes when cold or hot, acts like a bad mass air or no fuel pressure, but is reading grams per second correctly and has proper fuel pressure while drivin... Trouble codes: P1396, P0301, P0305, P0306, P0171, P0174
2007 Lexus GS350 3.5L steering motor VIN: JTHBE96S57
Hey guys I got this lexus that came for front collision repair and someone must've cross the jumper wires because I found a whole bunch of burned fuses then I found the electronics steering not working I replaced the steering link (motor) based on the diagnosi...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L starter good VIN: WDBRH64J72
All systems on the can-bus check out good. There is no ground to the start relay. When applied the engine will crank and start in the limp mode. Autologic and Autel scanners see key when turned but; a Solus and new Launch say there is no key detected. It seems...
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Screen VIN: WDBSK75F83
Hey guys, this car is exhibiting a blank navigation screen. The radio still outputs sound and can still respond to the steering wheel volume up, down and channel up, down commands. I have alldata and there isn't or I can't find a trouble tree for my problem. I...
2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Mechanical
Hi Benz techs, This diesel has a loud engine noise at startup, sounding like timing chain noise?? After a few seconds it quiets down. I was told by another shop that the chain guide tensioner could be dirty/ worn, causing the guides to tension only after the...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L transfer case VIN: 4JGBF7BB7A
We need some advice and help from some Mercedes techs , this vehicle makes a loud noise on hard acceleration and also when making a turn under power. Our chassis ear set was attached to the outer front steering knuckles the front differential and the transfer ...
2010 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L No power assist VIN: 4A32B2FF0A
Hello everyone!! Im trying to get some help from mitsubishi experts, After an Engine replacement, Power Steering has no No power assist, 3 ps pumps have been install and 1 steering rack and no luck!! Power Steering is hard like a rock, before engine replacemen...
1989 Nissan D21 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1N6ND11S4K
sits a lot but fires up.checked vac leak n none to b found,firing order s okn noticed no matter how many wires r pulled runs same.sounds like vac leak but it does have original spark plugs,catalytic ok,compression test chain rattle,does it matter if not ...
2004 Saab 9-5 Arc 2.3L Warning Lights VIN: YS3ED49AX4
Attention saab techs, i have a very well maintaned car w/ only 39000 miles on it, customer states that every morning on cold startup abs, tc, airbag, etc... All illuminate for about one minute then go off, otherwise all is fine. I suspected alternator output l...
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R 3.6L amplifier? VIN: 4S3BMEK61A
Customer says sound system (hereafter SS) was working normally when they took to dealer for unrelated service (including brake work & cabin filter replacement). When they picked up car SS was not working. This dealer is 1.5 hours away and they asked me to look...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L compressor VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
car came in with a/c not working. tested the fan control module as best I know how, verified the Freon is at the correct amount. I have 12v coming to the module from the manual ac control head when the switch is turned on for a/c. I am able to jump power to th...
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWVD63B54
hello everyone, my coworker replaced an abs module on this VW, im trying to code it i'm not 100% sure were to get the codes and if i can do it with my snap on scanner or if i need the vcds. any info would be helpful. thank you.
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Readiness Monitor VIN: 3VWPG71K97
Vehicle brought in for Smog Check failure due to secondary air monitor not ready. Car has been driven everyday since smog failure (May 7,) monitor has not run. No Check engine light on. No codes stored. All other monitors ready. Using a VCDS. Do visual insp...

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2003 Acura TL 3.2L shifter not releasing VIN: 19UUA56633
Thanks to all who helped. As most of you suggested I replaced the stop lamp switch and have not heard back from the customer.
2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Fan VIN: WAULT68E03
Problem was a water flooded under hood relay and ecm box, the lid was broken, dried out and all is lid ordered for complete fix.thanks to Robert dank who had this problem and thanks to all who responded. How could we fix cars without each others help.
1967 Buick Skylark 4.9L valves lifters VIN: 444677H275
This one is done and running! Sorry it took awhile but his one got put on the back burner. As much as I would love to say the machine shop caused this, it was the lifters. I forgot to mention that the heads were NOT machined as the heads were measured strai...
1995 Buick Riviera 3.8L Blend Door VIN: 1G4GD2210S
2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Surge, Stall VIN: 1G4CU54103
Thanks to all who replied. PCM repaired issue. PCM was feeding voltage on MAP signal wire and not calculating correct MAP reading. PCM used MAP to determine if MAF values are in range hence causing a P0101 MAF performance code. Timothy this engine is a sup... Trouble codes: P0101 (MAF Sensor Performance).
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Brakes VIN: 1GCJK33122
Replaced the brake master cylinder. and bleed brakes customer was happy with the repair thanks to all the help.
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 8.1L monitors not running VIN: 1GCHK24G35
Came in the morning and ran a cold start,e brake on,idle 2 minutes, and completed o2 sensor heater monitors.Checked mode 6 data,and codes,all was well. On my genysis there was 2 history misfires cylinder 8 but decided to try running the cat monitor again. The ...
2008 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Starting VIN: 1GCCS19948
Had good power and grounds at the pcm, five volts at the sensors was good put a pcm in it and all is well! The check engine light is back and the scanner talks to pcm as well,,,many thanks to all who helped me!!!
2001 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B4HS28N21
thanks to all that replied checked timing chain today it did jump waiting for the goahead thank for the input
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 107HU18286
I fianlly got the truck back in - owner couldn't give it up. I decided to jumper the connector under the L/F fender and verify I had power coming back to the gauge - nothing. I lowered the tank and found the gauge feed wire had backed out of the connector just... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sensor circuit high).
1966 Ford F-250 Pickup 5.9L Headlights VIN: F26YKA4590
thanks for all the replies .replaced headlight plugs on both lights,replaced connector to dimmer switch.customer has not retirned this was the fix,thanks again for all the imput we received.
1989 Ford Probe GT 2.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1ZVBT22L1K
Thank You to ALL who replied. Mike from N.J. hit it. One of the Turbo hoses had separated from the tube and was allowing unmetered air through which apparently turbo's do not appreciate. Re-Clamped hose to tube and She RUNS !!! Thanks Again to ALL !!
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37F0T
fuel bowl was full of rocks and dirt and debri. cleaned and resealed fuel bowl and now3 have minimum 40 psi at schwrader valve at idle. the 3/8 line is feed line but under the cab at on of the quick disconnects the line is 5/16 which is misleading. the easiest...
2008 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMEU75E98
the customer opted to continue driving vehicle to see if problem gets any worse
2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Condensor? VIN: JHMFA36229
Thanks everyone for the help. I had ordered a condenser from Honda and put it in. When I took the old one out the desicant had not come out into condenser but there was a restriction even with blowing through with shop air. Replaced the condenser and the press...
2009 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCP36899
Do not know what I did but she said that after I looked at her car and did nothing it is getting 5 more miles to the gallon.
2005 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cruise control Inop VIN: 2MEFM75W25
This car is FIXED! The problem was the accel/resume/set switch was bad. This is the switch opposite of the ON/OFF switch on the steering wheel. We used our new IDS to figure the problem out. It has a pid that shows what button is being pressed in the cruise sy...
1994 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L timing belt VIN: JT3VN39W3R
Thanks to Daryl [...]. Tensioner was replaced but loose do to too much taken off heads.
2011 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Electronic VIN: 2T1KU4EE4B
Technician determined cause of fault as faulty compressor. Replaced compressor and verified repair. Thank you all for your professional opinions and information. Once again this great resource has payed off
2012 Toyota Tundra 4.6L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5TFUM5F17C
Thanks to all the helpful info after exhausting all info and avenues we went back to basics- we checked the fuel just for kicks- and found that it looked like gas but didn't smell like fresh gas- found out there was e 85 in the tank and it had a much higher co...
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