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Help Request Answers
2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH3348Y
Live data shows 02 sensors to be working - added propane to intake and both sensors go rich. Induced a vacuum leak and they went lean. Smoke test showed a small leak at TB intake boot. Replaced it, cleared codes and they came back. Another smoke test showed no... Trouble codes: P1188 (02B1S1 Control Deviation), P1189 (02B2S1 Control Deviation)
2011 BMW 528i 3.0L RDC Antenna VIN: WBAFR1C55B
hello, can you please tell me where the RDC antenna is located in this vehicle? we have checked both sides, under the car panels, the front and rear inners fenders, rear bumpers, inside de car where the footwell is, and no luck. any help is welcome thanks
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L Prnd2l VIN: 3G5DA03E64
Vehicle had defective and erratic gauge servos. Replaced all servos and surface mount bulbs, a job I`ve done many times on GMs. Somehow I`ve lost the PRND2L backlighting. Doesn`t use a filament bulb, lighting is in the LCD panel. All solder connections snotted...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GCEC14W91
After repairs truck was driven twice to get ready for OBD test, third drive the ABS light came on then red brake half second later, they blink on once a second only if the truck is moving, stop and the lights stop. Parking brake is off, when on red blinks fast...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723W
Vehicle runs rich, blows black smoke, b1s1 and b2s1 o2 sensors go up to 800-950mv when closed loop, fuel trim -20, b1 + b2 o2 sensors won't switch so it goes into OFL loop and stops the fuel trim control. The downstream o2 sensors read rich also 600-700mv. I i... Trouble codes: P1132 (o2 reads rich b1s1), P1152 (02 reads rich b2s1)
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWX33F6X
Fellow techs, We have the above mentioned vehicle at our shop.After not being started for 4 days plus,it is extremely hard to start,not building ICP pres.The high pres reservoir is draining back.I see a lot of internet chatter about a check valve in the front ...
2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Manifold VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
Hi every one... Thanks for taking the time out and reading this first off. I have replaced both exhaust manifold on this 2010 Ford F150 5.4 liter for leaks (imagine that) i used Dorman manifolds. The right side manifold i replaced again under warranty for a le...
2011 GMC Terrain SLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CTFLXEC6B
this vehicle is driving me nuts. came in with a p0171 code. long term fuel trims at +35-40 all the time. no vacuum leaks found. pcv works correctly. low side fuel pressure measured correctly and high side pressure shows good on scan data. found a cracked exhau... Trouble codes: P0171
2015 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Compressor VIN: 19XFB2F54F
Ever since the accident the ac has not worked. The ac temp sensor on the scanner is reading 419 degress, when you turn on the ac the scanner does not show that it is switched on. I can power up the clutch relay with the scanner and it works just fine. System i...
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...
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L Rear Seal VIN: 2T2BK1BA1A
Car came to shop with transfer case fluid leak at rear drive shaft. Didn't see any play in driveshaft and no problems with yoke. Put new seal in and shipped car. Came back two weeks later same problem. Tried another seal though maybe we nicked it putting it in...
2003 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AA46G13
been driving me crazy all week after about 30 mins of driving or idling will shut off and not restart until cooling off for 30 mins to an hour Trouble codes: P0340, P0355
1999 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L Misfire VIN: JN8AR05Y4X
Thanks in advance. Have missfires on cyl's 2 & 3, while testing found no injector drive on thouse 2 cyl's. Load tested the ground wire all way back to ecm it's ok. No signal from ecm. Ok my question... Is the cmp able to control each lung or is that contol dec... Trouble codes: P0340, P0300
1990 Pontiac Firebird 3.1L security VIN: 1G2FS23T1L
i have this POS firebird that came in totally dead and key would rotate in column , we removed the ignition switch and used a new one to see if car would run and it did. the rod that controls the switch was damaged as was the column portion that it rides on so...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Readiness Status VIN: 3VWRR69M44
Hello to All, We have been trying to get this smoged, it will not pass due to monitor for Comprehensive Components will not set? There are no codes to indicate that there is a specific problem? It 19s been driven for at least 1K miles and this will not set. Do...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1998 BMW 750iL 5.4L wipers VIN: WBAGK2328W
This one is not fixed yet. I replaced the 2 wiper relays with no change. I replaced the GM module with no change. I found that by grounding the pull down of the high/low relay speed 2 works when the switch is in speed 2as expected, the only fault I have notice...
2014 BMW 428i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBA3V7C53E
Ok techs, we took initiative and removed the cylinder head and the gasket between cylinders 1 and 2 was smoked!! The gasket was burnt through 2 layers about 3mm wide. Now this being said we checked the head with straight edge and was A ok, checked the deck of ... Trouble codes: 15211.
2012 Chevrolet Volt 1.4L smart key VIN: 1G1RF6E45C
Thanks to all who helped. In spite of my doubts, the replacement remote fixed the car. My doubts were fueled by 2 remotes going bad at the same time with the same symptoms. One of those remotes had only been used 2-3 times since the car was purchased, so in my...
2003 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Left DRL VIN: 2HGES16683
The Civic has not returned so really I have nothing new to add after my update. Thanks to all who replied with good information, there are some however, who need to slow down and read the help request completely before dashing off a quick reply like " you have...
2005 Honda Civic EX 1.7L mil VIN: 1HGEM22995
the car has been sold as is. it seems the only way to fix it is to replace the cluster. i HOPED there was a software issue or some other easy way to deal with the light out. honda-we make it simple-right. thanks for the input, chuck.
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