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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE5320V
this car runs and drives great has 3.15 diff and lightened flywheel and hd clutch frustration is that it just will flag a 121 tps and Maf exchanged with known good parts no change - smoke tested for leakage system is tight on the vacuum side will set mil o... Trouble codes: 121 (load detection)
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 3GNDA13D08
Replaced timing chain for maintenance reasons only. After replacement, started vehicle and now have no oil pressure. New balanced shaft chain and main chain and all new guides and new oil sprayer as well. No problems before repair. Have torn apart 3 times ...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK14X39
This is the second vehicle in the past several months with a P0442. Both times I smoked tested, but had difficulty seeing the smoke on top of the tank. But I could definitely hear the leak. The retaining ring on both trucks were so heavily swelled with rus... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP small leak)
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L odometer inop VIN: 1G1ZC5E1XB
Our question is when we replace the BCM with a new one (using tech 2) will the miles register on the used ipc (instrument panel cluster)? Used cluster currently shows miles from car taken from and is inop when driving.
1978 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Stall VIN: UJ2T72474B
This is a one owner 32,000 mile car that we have never worked on in the past. Owner asked us to see if we could get it running properly after another shop replaced the AIR FLOW METER, COLD START INJECTOR, and COOLANT TEMP SENSOR in an effort to correct a v...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1J4GZ58S3R
Please help all Jeep Gurus!! This one is our book keepers (of course). started stalling intermittently and would start right up. This has developed into a no code nightmare. Runs rough, sputters and surges, and will stall coming to a stop if throttle is no...
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Scanner comunic VIN: 1J4FNS8S5S
No communication with scanner. This is a Japanese Import Right Hand Drive Jeep XJ 4.0 Automatic A/C. I have the OBD1 Snap-on MT-2500 scanner
1995 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Scanner Comunic VIN: 1J4FNS8S5S
I have the Snap-on MT2500 "The Brick" showing no communication. My 5th vin character is "N" there is no "N" option in the scanner only J,T,X,Y,Z but no "N". I have tried to fool the scanner by adding other characters with no luck and also have tried the Ch...
2008 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L No Start VIN: SALMF154X8
Hello All, Can anyone tell me if a used PCM can can be used in this Land Rover? And if it can,is it plug and play or is programming necessary? Thank you.
2017 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring 2.5L No Start VIN: JM3TCBDY7H
Have triple checked all connections, & grnds. Checked powers & grnds at PCM, good. Scoped CKP & both CMP, have signal. Trouble codes: P0365 (Ex CMP sensor circuit problem)
1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L 1-2 shift VIN: WDBCB34E8M
This M/B diesel won’t shift out of first gear. Trans fluid was found to be 1 qt low and not in great condition, so we topped it off (no help), then dropped the pan to look for any signs of major trouble (none), replaced the filter and fluid and we repaired...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF64J92
I've been struggling with this one for a couple of months. This check engine light will pop on every couple of weeks. I thought the heater codes were straight forward. I tested the resistance in both rear O2 heaters and they were both open so I replaced th... Trouble codes: P0038 (LR 02 Heater), P0038 (LR 02 Heater), P0038 (LR 02 Heater), P0038 (LR 02 Heater), P0038 (LR 02 Heater), P0038 (LR 02 Heater)
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, long crank to start VIN: WDBRF61J34
The engine is very hard to start when cold. It requires very long crank and eventually will starts. It seems to help a little bit when applying gas pedal but still very hard to start. The fuel pressure is 55 psi, coolant and air charge temperature is about... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich - bank 1), P0175 (Rich - bank 2), P0131 (O2 signal low bank 1)
2008 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L lamps VIN: 5N1BV28U78
This van has no interior/dome lights The BCM 15 amp fuse battery saver blows. The BCM will connect to the scan tool and allows for some controls, but I don't see any for dome lamps. I can't get the overhead console down, to check voltage at the switch, it ...
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5L Won't shut off VIN: 1N4AL2APXC
Have traced this down to what i think is either the meter or the connector to the meter. I have drag tested the termials in the connector and don't see an issue there. Ready to replace the meter but can't find any info on if the meter requires programing. ... Trouble codes: U1001 (Can communication circuit fault ecm), U1000 (Can communication circuit bcm/ipdm)
2014 Ram ProMaster 2500 3.0L temp sensor VIN: 3C6TRVCD9E
came in with check engine light on scanned it & got a u1518 code in transmission history. i need to know if the code is relating to the trans fluid temp switch or if it is related to an ambient temp sensor ? the inside temp shows approx 100 degrees differe...
2007 Saturn Sky 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1G8MB35BX7
When at 40mph or more. There's a groan/vibration coming from the rear. Goes away when you let off the gas. Driveshaft cv joint was a bit binding & the boot was torn. Had a new joint installed. Both rear axles was looked at as well. Outer joints had some pi...
2004 Subaru Outback H6 35th Anniversary Edition 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4S3BH81574
Customer brought in vehicle for hiccup while driving on highway. We drove and found what appeared to be a misfire. Pulled one coil and plug(only one easy to get to) and plug was worn and coil showed overheating around plastic on winding area. This vehic...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Code P1638 VIN: 1G1YY32GXY
Thanks to iATN and the Detroit electric company, the plastic Chevy went home today! Replaced the alt. w/ AC Delco p/n [...], as 7 out of 8 replies suggested. (Cost more than my first 2 cars, but solved the problem.) Scan data now shows 13.6V and the F term.... Trouble codes: P1638 (Gen F terminal).
2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Mechanical VIN: 1GNKVGED4C
I tried to sell the complete job with chains and he traded it in on a Honda Pilot. I believe he made the right decision. GM has really been struggling with quality lately but its been great for business. Thanks for the replies all are really appreciated
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic 3.5L No Crank No Start No Shift VIN: 4JGDA5HB7C
It was the "PYRO-FUSE", for the NO CRANK NO START issue (Kerwin and Carlos thanks!). It is located under the hood next to the passenger fender (prefuse box). However, this is just part of the fix; The car still does not shift to any gear. With a lot of codes. ...
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Active Blind Spot Assist VIN: 4JGDA2EB4D
Thanks for the replies. I was unable to find any more information on the recurring trouble code, so I sent him to the nearest Mercedes dealer. The only information I received from the customer is that they ended up replacing both sensors. I'm assuming the fau...
2010 Saturn Outlook XE 3.6L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZLVTED3A
Thanks for the help to all- we ended up doing all injectors. Dr injector says he has cleaned them successfully- I say bull!!Run from cleaning these- the job just takes too long and customers who wanted to go cheap all of a sudden don't remember telling you tha... Trouble codes: P029D.
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