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2008 BMW 335xi 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVD53538
Hey All, So I have this 335iX with 1,2,3 cylinders no combustion. No fuel being injected. Will run on back three cylinders fine. I cleared a potpourri of trouble codes to get started and the DME immediately sets 30BA code. The service manual outlines repla... Trouble codes: 30BA
2010 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Misfire VIN: 5GALVBED6A
I have this Enclave in. Customer told me she would drive it it would randomly buck on her and the check engine light would flash. Of coarse I can't get it to do it foe me. Was thinking I had a typical problem with the ignition coils and it has never had th... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Performance), P0089 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Performance), P0089 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Performance)
2005 Cadillac SRX 3.6L steering pump VIN: 1GYEE63755
Suspected no flow from new pump. Replaced pump 5X rebuild and new, all aftermarket. Replaced pressure line. Applied vacuum to fill cap in reservoir before starting engine on #5. Same result. Removed pressure line at rack, no flow running or not. Found mentions...
2000 Chevrolet Tahoe Limited 5.7L unknown VIN: 1GNEC13R6Y
This vehicle came in because there's a vibration that occurs between 60-65 mph. It sounds like briefly driving over a rough patch in the road or driving onto rumble strips. It only occurs for 1-2 seconds at a time and only occurs on acceleration. Driving norma...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L Engine VIN: 2CNDL13FX7
When put back together vacuum was pulled on cooling system. Engine slowly comes up to temperature. Thermostat opens about 190 degrees. At about 215 degrees engine starts to push out coolant then fan comes on and temp drop as coolant level drops. Fans turn ...
1999 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L bus VIN: 2C3HD46J0X
One for you Chrysler gurus'. Got ths 99 Concorde that bus system shuts down after about 15 seconds of running. Car continues to run and shift fine but all gauges go DOA and automatic climate control defaults to defrost, no communication with any module. If...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 4.7L Drivers Side Low Beam VIN: 1D7HU18N57
Drivers Side Low Beam Does Not light, High Beam does & both Passengers side Low Beam & High Beam work fine. Drivers side Headlight has a White w/green trace wire which is the high beam & I have power to that wire with high beam selected & again high beam wor...
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L Air bag system VIN: 2C4RDGBG8D
Greetings from Newfoundland.This van has code B1C27-13 Thorax Squib left side open circuit.Clear this code and it returns right away.I have checked connections under the seat for corrosion,but all looks good.Guided component check on the scan tool will not...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Components VIN: 1FTPW12554
Came in with code p0021 intake camshaft timing over advanced bank 2. Customer had replaced cam phaser actuator on bank 2. Swapped phaser actuators between banks and problem remained on bank 2. Pulled timing cover and replaced both cam phasers with oe parts as ...
2010 Infiniti G37 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CV6EK5A
Hi Infinity Techs, We have a 2010 g37 in that is stuck in extreme limp mode engine will not rev over 1100 rpm and throttle blades inop. there is a hard p1090 vvel motor actuator code for bank 1 . This code will return just by clearing it and cycling ign... Trouble codes: P1090 (Vvel actuator bank 1), P1090 (Vvel actuator bank 1)
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L Blower Motor VIN: 1J4GZ58YXT
Well I think I'm missing something in my diag. Blower motor doesn't function. Disconnected blower and ckd with power box and motor spins up fine. I reconnected and started checking wires. Both red and blk wires show voltage. I ckd the resistor and all wire...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L heat VIN: WDBCA25D0M
Customer complaint that he only has heat coming out of defrost vents,there is no heat from any other vents,I did manually pull vacuum on port 4 on the switch over valve and heat did start coming out center vents.I need to to know how to test the push button sw...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Starting VIN: WDBJF25H3X
At time, the vehicle has no crank. The key always unlocks the ESL (steering lock) and it always lights up the dash lights in the ON position. Every now and then, going to the crank position gets you nothing. This will continue for short or long periods. Remov...
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
2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33556
intermittently the vehicle will die and not restart for several hours. When the vehicle will not start faults p1693 and p1692 are present and will not clear. we found sib 120402 but this car is a 10/06. not sure if we should replace the harness or DME we teste... Trouble codes: P1693, P1692
2014 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L No Start VIN: 5N1AT2MV1E
This truck just got dropped in my lap. I am getting info here and there from the other shop. But I think I have the truth and all the info now. This truck was hit high right front deployed some air bags but not a major hit. Apparently when the air bags went of... Trouble codes: P161F
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L Dead Battery VIN: 2G2WR52464
Vehicle has fluctuating draw of 60 to 115 milliamps. Removing the CHMSL/BKUP fuse causes the draw to drop to 20 milliamp. This fuse is power supply to BCM. removing c1 at bcm also causes draw to go away. All aftermarket equipment and interfaces have been disco...
2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.3L abs VIN: JTEEW44A68
Have codes c1345 Linear valve offset undone and c1368 Linear valve offset, performed memory reset and test mode to recal,and performed linear valve relearn procedure using snap on scanner and Toyota Techstream. Neither scan tool will complete this procedur...
2012 Toyota Prius V Five 1.8L Mechanical VIN: JTDZN3EU6C
Hello all. We have this Prius that came in with PO300 & PO301. After talking with customer she said when gas engine starts cold it runs rough and makes noise and that it keeps running rough after warming up, CEL is on and sometimes flashing. We verifie...
2013 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L no power VIN: 3VWPL7AJ9D
car came in with only p2002 tried regen and clear codes worked great. reurned with same code with in 2 or 3 days. found resistance spec online for pressure sensor and failed this test however i dont believe this spec as the new one had the same spec and it was... Trouble codes: P2002 (Particulate trap below efficiency), P2453 (DPF pressure sensor implausible signal intermittent)
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8L Battery
Thanks in advance for help with this jetta, it has a battery draw and goes dead overnight. There was a 1.5 amp draw that went away when fuse 57 that feeds the radio is removed. We unplugged the radio and there was still a .5 amp draw and the battery died a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L air suspension VIN: 5UXFE83547
Well,This car did not get repaired.The customer picked it up the next morning and traded it in.The replies I received were helpful,but never had a chance to apply anything.thanks for your help
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1ZC5E12B
first of all -a big thanks to all you guys for your inputs. i did a relative compression using an amp clamp on starter cable and a ignition coil control wire for a scope pattern to see if timing was the issue. i unplugged both coils and injectors - cranked eng... Trouble codes: P0011, P0014.
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16P57
First off thanks for all replies. Seems like a simple evap system yet gave me a fit. Very good info on esim operation.I was able to jump connector and see an open closed on scan tool.I smoke tested from both ends of truck,from purge to tank and from esim to pu... Trouble codes: P0457 (Loose fuel cap).
2014 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L Bcm VIN: 2FMHK6C8XE
Well Christopher [...] Nailed it. It was the CEI Lock configuration. We took it to our local ford dealer and that is all they had to do. Apparently the FJDS can do all of the other configurations just fine, but it cannot do CEI Lock Config. Seems kind of poin...
2009 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L Fuel injector remova VIN: 1GKEV23D29
I have to admit this has to be one of the dumbest setups I've worked on. I was able to use a punch and small hammer to lightly tap the injectors out of the rail. Only way to remove the rail is without the injectors attached. Vehicle is fixed and down the road...
2012 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Glow Plugs VIN: 1GT120C87C
So I ended up ordering the kit to remove the broken tips spent $170 and it DID NOT work. The tips were absolutely stuck and we will go ahead and pull the heads off to see whats up.
2009 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3CZRE48569
after 3 different mass air flow sensors and a call to John Thornton. we got somewhere, it did seem to be the aftermarket mass airflow sensors. they were all reading roughly the same voltages but the aftermarket ones seems to bounce around .7 to 1.1 volts a lo... Trouble codes: P0171.
2007 Hyundai Tiburon SE 2.7L Transmission VIN: KMHHN66F17
2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension VIN: SAJWA82C15
Actuators are for ride adjustment and not for letting air in struts. Air is getting into front struts.The inlet valve incorporates a check ball.With the inlet removed from the strut and attached to the air hose,air is passing through,however the front struts...
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Supercharged 5.0L Mechanical VIN: SALMF1E45B
Sorry I forgot to close my help request, yes these tensoiners are one time use , i put new one for safety, regarding the timing marks i just installed the special locking tools and follow alldata procedure, all good and thanks to all of you guys
2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L transaxle coolant drain plate VIN: JTJGW31U68
thanks to those who responded for the info, we will reseal the plate when client returns
2011 Lincoln MKX 3.7L Front end VIN: 2LMDJ8JK4B
The customer stated that all is still good. The fix is somewhere in the "update" - rear all of the replies and I guess you will have to draw your own conclusion. I am not 100% what the cause was. The issue with the punctuation is a glitch with Apple's softwa...
2002 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1N6DD26S42
Low power in any internal combustion engine has a finite number of causes. I thought I knew all of them, I guess not. For those of you that guessed fuel pressure/ volume, I have an emissions dyno that I can load like the truck is climbing a hill and then sta...
2008 Subaru Forester X 2.5L CEL on VIN: JF1SG63678
1. As Calvin suggested- We disconnected and Ohm'd out the cable from the ABS unit to the TCM- All good. Had proper resistance of 120ohm between the CAN lines with the cable disconnected from both modules, and under 1ohm from the CAN lines to each module. 2....
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L ABS system VIN: 5TEUU42N25
Finally got the wheel bearings swapped back to the correct sides and the ABS light now stays off.
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