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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L DSC, ABS, 4x4, Traction Control VIN: 5UXFA13535
First time customer. Came in once just for a code read because his traction control warning light was on. When the car first came into the shop, the warning light was not actually on. He said most of the time it is, but intermittently it will be off. Found the...
2011 BMW 135i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAUN7C50B
Car came in with 10 drvability codes. Cleared them and drove car. Misfire stumble and hesitation. Most codes reset but cylinder 6 this time. Low fuel pressure is 8psi. Should be 78. High fuel pressure is 81 should be from 350 to 700 apprx. Replaced low pressur... Trouble codes: 2EFE, 2F03, 2EF0, 2EF1
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Indicator Style Ball Joints VIN: 1G1AY0787E
Please only respond if you are knowledgeable about indicator style ball joints. Thank you. So this corvette has very low miles and as I was doing an inspection on the front end the lower ball joint has some side to side movement when my hands are placed in th...
2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K31
On the class 2 wire at the DLC voltage is fluctuating from 1 to 5 volts with key on engine running. resistance is 2.8 mohms key off. I've dropped BCM out but its hard to test at the connector with it plugged in. I can clear codes, drive it and in a 1/4 of a mi... Trouble codes: 0300, P1626 (anti theft system fuel enable), U1040 (Loss of BCM), U1064 (Loss of BCMVTDDIMPZMSBM)
2005 Chevrolet Classic 2.2L cust complaint rough idle VIN: 1G1ND52F65
car vibrates like a balancer problem zero miss fire fuel trim long term 4 short is 0 runs good above idle no chain noise or hesitation no miss fires .. i just rattles the fillings out of your teeth...i check balancer its correct not spun... any direction HELP
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58804
Hello and thanks in advance for any help. This turd came in with injector driver codes for ALL 4 injectors and the 2 O2 heater codes listed. It would die and not start until it cooled off. Replaced ECM and the car was ok for a month and it also died out again ... Trouble codes: P0032, P0038
2007 Chrysler Crossfire Limited 3.2L Aibag Module VIN: 1C3LN69L97
Hey Chrysler/Mercedes techs. Good customer of ours is in need of a airbag module and Chrysler wants an arm and a leg for it. Normally with this vehicle I can do most coding/programming needed with our Autologic under a SLK320 Mercedes and have had no issues ye...
2010 Dodge Nitro SE 3.7L climate control VIN: 1D4PT2GK5A
Customer states that after driving 2-3 hours the a/c quits cooling and starts blowing hot,they turn it off and back on and then it works again.It gets here to the shop and works perfectly,I was wondering if anyone out there had run into this, I suspect expansi...
2007 Ford Fusion S 2.3L Surge VIN: 3FAHP06Z77
Ford fusion came into my bay with a engine surge when wait at a traffic light, test drove and confirmed a rpm swing from 500-1000 and almost stalling near 500 rpm. cleaned the MAF and Throttle body, no change. as per iDENTIFIX hits replaced drive by wire throt...
2011 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF5HT2B
Vehicle stalled twice going up slight hill. MIL came on with code P0093(fuel system leak). Customer said that if he went over 110 KPH he lost all power. This is second time in 4000 km the truck has been here for same problem. Replaced fuel filters first time i... Trouble codes: P0093 (Fuel system leak detected-Large leak), P0673 (Cyl 3 glow plug circuit), P20BA
2006 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2HKYF18726
Sets a P0706 trans mission range circuit or performance code. No noticeable symptoms apart from the engine light on. Looking for any suggestions that point us in the right direction as this vehicle had no other issues present.
2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4S2DM58W81
Alright this vehicle came to us after being in a couple of other shops.The customers complaint is vehicle will stumble badly and some times stall after hitting bumps in road.Vehicle does not do this all of time seems to relate how hard you hit bump. Only code ...
2007 Jeep Commander 3.7L no-start VIN: 1J8HG48K17
Replaced The Timing Chain And We Now Have A No-Start, No-Spark Condition. We Have 12v to Each Coil As Well As To The ASD Relay. We Do Have A Pedal Position Sensor Code As Well As Cam And Crank Sensor Not Synced. At A Complete Lose At This Point. Any Help Would...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALAE25406
Car drove in ok after repair was done vehicle start ok set up on lift after bring down vehicle wont crank check all fuse and scan test several u codes u0167 p0504 u0416 had all these when the vehicle was running when i disconnect the battery and reconnect back...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Transmission, transfer case VIN: SALSF254X6
This truck came to us lit like a Christmas tree and the trans smoked. Originally had p0730 gear ratio p0783 3-4 shift error codes. We rebuilt the unit found burnt forward clutch pack and tried to reuse the original valve body and tecum. The truck would start i...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Air Matic system VIN: WDBNG70J94
This car comes in with an intermittent Airmatic malfunction warning on the dash.It has a code C1121 fault in component, b24/3 left front body acceleration sensor .MV range specification is 2350-2650 it shows OK then after about 5-10 miles it goes out of range ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic 4.3L MIL Lamp on, no throttle VIN: WDBNG83J34
hello fellow techs looking for help on benz. problem is no throttle. codes are for accel pedal. ran through diag. found 0.16 volts coming out of computer to pedal. computer was sent for repair, after receiving computer back installed have same problem, double ... Trouble codes: P2032, P20E3, P202E
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Unknown VIN: 5N1AN08U67
Have this Xterra that has a delay in engaging from Reverse to Drive. When you put the shifter into drive, it doesn't move for about 3 seconds and then it engages. Or you can shift it into drive with your foot on the brake and after about 3 seconds you feel it ...
2009 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L Hesitation, Low power from stop VIN: JN8AZ18U79
This 2009 Nissan Murano has intermittent loss of power from Accelerating from a stop which can be replicated and verified during any test drive, more pronounced after driven for 5 minutes. I also noticed on a overpass when driving up hill there was almost comp...
2011 Porsche Panamera Turbo 4.8L Hesitation, long crank VIN: WP0AC2A70B
Came in with long crank, and hesitation / stumbling when revving motor. Replaced the high pressure fuel sensor per TSB, same codes returned, and all test show that the fuel system is running in spec... I'm at at lost other than just replacing the low, or high ... Trouble codes: P1023, P1026, P1030 (Fuel high-pressure sensor stuck), P0190 (Fuel high-pressure sensor)
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61C45
this has been an ongoing electrical nightmare for years since the car was new in 2005. pins not being install at the computer from the factory and continuously other electrical faults. earlier this year I thought I had the problem solved with the throttle peda... Trouble codes: 31 (low voltage bank 1 sensor 1), 51 (low voltage bank 2 sensor 1)
2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Cuts out VIN: 3VWRM71K99
vehicle was at a local dealership and had all 6 pins and wires from the throttle body to the ECM replaced with an overlay for a reason I'm guessing related to this. When the vehicle arrived with me, the throttle body would not set basic settings. I replaced th... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle position sensor G69), P0221 (Throttle possition sensor G188)

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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAC48H74
Tracing the wiring harness to the air pump found almost broken wire to ground side of the harness, repair the circuit and all good now
2011 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFFAFLXB
Calling it quits. Most mentioned the oil filter. I pulled it, pulled the plastic thingy with spring and replaced the two o-rings on the bottom and installed new OEM filter. No change. I'm ruling it as internal engine problem. Thanks for the help! Trouble codes: P164B, P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Bank 1).
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Pcm issue VIN: 2GCEK13T56
Thank you to Jeff [...], you were the one who got me my fix! We had to splice, download and then re-splice to program the rest of programs. Thank you all for your input!
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Ignition VIN: 1FAFP53UX1
Thanks again for all those that replied. Checking grounds was spot on. Ground cable was not in good shape. Replaced ground cable and made sure both battery connections were good. Havent seen vehicle in 2 weeks. Thanks
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Mode operation VIN: 1FMZU62E92
Thanks for all the feedback. I found the vent door lever broken where the actuator attaches. The customer declined the repair at this time. The symptoms led me to believe there may be more going on with it but I'll only know if I take it apart. Thanks again fo...
2013 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L Electric Engine Fan VIN: SALGS2DF3D
This was a nightmare experience but I figured it out (with help). This vehicle was crashed, front ended, totaled out, auctioned off, bought by a terrible body shop. The body shop took the fans from a supercharged engine and put them on this vehicle. This ve...
2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L Starting VIN: 5N1AN08U67
Installed a new latch assembly. But this is so intermittent that we are not going to know for sure until the customer uses it for a time.
2013 Ram 5500 Tradesman 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C7WRMDL6D
I want to thank all who replied to my request. After reading all the replies I went back over all the areas referenced in the replies. I had already checked these but I went back over them. I removed the sensing tubes from the Diesel Particulate filter and ex... Trouble codes: P244A, P2459 (Diesel Particulate Filter Regeneration Too Frequent).
2013 Ram C/V 3.6L TCM Power Input Low VIN: 2C4JRGAG1D
like to thank everyones input on this Ram. it was the TiPM, we drove the vehicle so far so good. shifts through all 6 gears and no issue. thank you again.
1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WV2EE0703S
Thanks for the help guys- I know the post was vague. We had gone through everything- the ecu is bad- one year only- still looking for one...
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