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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Left bank VIN: 5UXFB53525
The engine ran well before the left upper timing cover reseal. Now it immediately goes into limp home mode. After several seconds of running a rattling type, noise is present. I have the following codes: 2A89 Exhaust VANOS 2 2A6B Valvetronic, power limitation ...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L AWD light VIN: 3G5DB03E73
We have a 03 Buick Rendevous that showed up at our shop about 5 weeks ago.It had a ABS light on and AWD disabled mess. in info center. Scanned showed wheel speed problems rt. frt wheel. Visual inspection found broken wires going to hub.We replaced hub bearing ...
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury 6.2L gm supernav radio VIN: 1GYS4HEF3B
Want to install a used radio, i have reprogrammed gm radios with theftloc activated in the past on the truck chassis with doing a sps program and never had a problem,on the car lines i just did vin relearn with tech2 and the truck ones always had to be done wi...
2004 Chevrolet Classic LS 2.2L rack and pinion VIN: 1G1ND52F64
Car has been in 3 times for same problem. 1st time was caused by rusted sub-frame. Sub-frame rusted and caused the rack mount to break on the other side. After replacing sub-frame with used one and warrantying out the rack car came back in when the one of the ...
2003 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L No Start VIN: 1FAHP60A23
When vehicle won't start this is pid results from IDS. The pats module (instrument cluster) pid patsenable= enabled. pats pcmid=stored. from pats= patsenabl= enabled. pcm pid pcmenable= disabled. At this point vehicle will not start. Appears to me that both ke... Trouble codes: U1147, U1041, P1260
2006 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR44U56
Customer brought this Ranger in for a rough idle. We tuned it up(plugs, wires, fuel filter, BG fuel injection service, cleaned throttle plate)It still had an intermittent misfire very noticeable at idle, with no codes. cylinder balance showed cylinder 5 occasi...
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX14W37
This truck came in with a P0106- Manifold Absolute Pressure/ Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/ Performance. There is no separate MAP sensor on this application and the readings are calculated via the ESM. The truck operates normally with the exception of the ... Trouble codes: P0106 (Manifold Absolute Pressure/ Barometric Pressure Circuit Range/ Performance)
2012 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.7L Steering VIN: 1FT8W3BTXC
Hello, I have this 2012 F350 4x4 that has a shake in the steering wheel at 45-60 mph, seems like it is worse on acceleration. If you turn the steering slightly the shake goes away. The ball joints are tight, has new tie rods ends about 6 mo. ago. We just bal...
2013 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L abs VIN: 1FDXE4FL6D
ABS light is on but the ids will not read codes. I have checked fuses and none are blown but the little car light on ids is not on. Light on ids is flashing but little light is not on. Anyone have an idea what might be keeping the ids from reading abs codes.
2012 Honda Civic Si 2.4L Brakes VIN: 2HGFB6E54C
Pulls to left and makes a squeaking noise then lets steering go back to center like a brake caliper sticking also greased slides only happens while applying brakes so dont think it would be alignment i have had baljoints on old 1996 t -bird do this same thing
1994 Jeep Wrangler SE 4.0L no start VIN: 1J4FY29S4R
Hey guys i have 1994 wrangler here that i pulled a bad engine out of and installed the the engine after it was rebuilt. The jeep is together and will not start. No fuel pump, no power to solenoid wire. headlights and radio work, but if you turn on the headligh...
2006 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L starter VIN: 5LTPW18506
When using fob to start vehicle it does everything BUT crank. If you hold a key up to lock cylinder it will crank and start, Factory 4 button fob. Have tried starting with both keys before using remote, no change. Anyone have info on how they bypass the pats s...
2011 Lincoln MKX 3.7L Front end VIN: 2LMDJ8JK4B
We put some new tires, brakes, outer tie rod ends on and performed a wheel alignment a couple of weeks ago. Shortly after that, the vehicle came back with a pull to the right, so we tried rotating the front tires side to side (no help) and re-checked the align...
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBTJ56H37
I couldn't find anything in the archives on this code & only 1 fix in on demand archives which the techs replaced the intake manifold. Has anyone had any experience with this engine & the p2006 code. The code is as described in Launch scan tool. Thank you for ... Trouble codes: P2006
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L engine VIN: 4JGDA2EB6C
1 did an oil cooler reseal for one of my good customers.Asked in technical discussion about time and pointers to look out for as it is my first Bluetec. Proceeded to make the repair and now it is just pouring out oil through the bell housing inspection hole.n...
2007 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WMWMF33557
PLease help. after replacing the dme for the injector and ignition signals cutting out when all inputs look good, the new DME is doing the same thing. crank sensor signal looks good, as do cam signals. I cannot understand why DME would stop grounding the outpu... Trouble codes: P0326
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WMWMM33569
After we replaced the engine oil problem (vent valve (which comes only with a new valve cover, timing chain and guides, oil pump and guides, new (dealer supplied spark plugs) performed adaptation on throttle and also cams the engine would run great. Plenty of ... Trouble codes: 2B64, P0300 (Random misfire)
2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sport V6 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A3AB46S09
Park over night would not start next morning.No spark or injector pulse.Checked timing marks all aligned up correct.No codes.Checked all fuses.Not sure where to go from here.ECM like the old ones ?Thanks for any help.
2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1BV28UX9
hi there guys, i have this nissan whit code p0171, we replace maf sensor and a/f sensors both banks, we have not vacuum leaks,short fuel trim are +25 long fuel trim sometimes stays +15 at idle, fuel pressure 52 psi Trouble codes: P0171
2008 Saturn Aura XR 3.6L air bag VIN: 1G8ZV57718
Still trying to fix the Saturn from previous help request. My only thoughts are that the body computer is not telling the SDM it has a passenger side impact sensor. So we were trying to re flash the BCM, local Chevy dealer lets us use their programming license...
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L ABS system VIN: 5TEUU42N25
Would having the left wheel bearing and left speed sensor on the right and the right wheel bearing and right speed sensor on the left make that much difference? On the scan tool data at 60 mph the rear is .8 mph lower than the front.
2005 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L Noise in Valvetrain VIN: JTEBT17R25
Long Story. initial symptom, Cylinder 6 misfire. Compression and leak down confirmed Ex Valve. All other cylinders have 165-170 Compression and 94-97% holding on Leak down test. no history of oil consumption from owner. Decide to pull head and replace valve....
1985 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1DX8847F
good evening guys and gals. Got an older lh jetronic efi system that is sending me for some loops. Fairly straight forward system Hoping to get some insight before i go any further on this older volvo. Not certain if miles is correct, but car/under-hood is ver...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Audi A6 3.2L Stall, Hard Start VIN: WAUDH74F56
Well this one is finally back on the road. We started, as suggested, by warming the engine to operating temperature and letting it sit over night to check for leaking injectors or a leaking head gasket. In the morning after sitting over 14 hours there was no e...
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 4.6L Steering VIN: 57CHEVY125
Thank you gentleman. I appreciate your time and input. I thought I had something with front brake hoses which one looked kinked. Replaced them and bled system. Plenty of pressure both sides. Road tested no different. Next sent it out for an alignment (I don't...
2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L started by itself VIN: 1GNDX03E23
except for scott [...]'s consideration of paranormal activity, which is exactly how it felt as it happened, the consensus is that i have an old, aftermarket remote start system on this vehicle. i won't talk to owner for a few more days, but will bring it up...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW21595
Well this one is fixed. Decided I had to get those plugs out and check the engine condition. Warmed it up, removed the coils and broke each plug free. Sprayed penetrating lube down each tube and let it sit. When I came back to it they all came out pretty easil... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean bank 2), P0171.
2006 Honda Civic LX 1.8L shift sol. b VIN: 1HGFA165X6
the problem is fixed. everything checkout ok. found loose power pin at pcm. there are only for three power wires to pcm. when it acted up the all shift sol. would go on off on off in scan data and had no reverse. thanks for help
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D42
First of all this was not a California emissions vehicle. Hood must have been changed. When dealer ran VIN it came up federal. Bob from BLT Auto was very helpful explaining bank 1 & bank 2 layout. Installed OEM sensor and after two weeks neither code returned.... Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 Bank 1 Sesor 1), P0420 (Catalytic Convetrer).
2010 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L intake leak VIN: WP1AA2AP1A
Thank you all. Your answers were most helpful - the oil separator was faulty causing a major vacuum leak. The Porsche is idling smooth now. Intake job took longer than we thought - first time. Alldata info is not accurate here, alternator does not have to come...
2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBV75N49
WELL, GOT THIS VW FIXED THANKS TO ALL ESPECIALLY, DON [...] IT WAS ALL ABOUT THE INTAKE VALVES BEING FULL OF CARBON. I ORIGINALLY TRIED BG CARBON CLEANER THROUGH INTAKE PORT WITH NO SUCCESS. THEN JUST REMOVED INT... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cylinder missfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 missfire), P0304 (Cylinder missfire).
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