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2002 Acura TL Type-S 3.2L Misfire VIN: 19UUA56932
Vehicle came in with a misfire cylinder 2 4 and 5 sold spark plugs and coils found new spark plug in cylinder number 5 retested codes came back long fuel trim does not change stays at 99 short trim does change. Compression is good and strong. Clean EGR pas...
2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Radio VIN: 5UXFB53535
The radio loses sound but the unit does not shut off after 5 min. cycle key 5 second and it will work again for 5 min. each time. amp was replaced and coded using autologic. Thanks for any input.Lloyd
2011 BMW 335i 3.0L engine no start VIN: WBADX7C52B
Hey.. I need some help with this BMW 2011 335i ,, I replaced the oil filter housing gasket with new filter and new oil,now engine start for 2 seconds then die,,I replaced the sensor with a used one but good sensor and it I didn't work I replaced the the DM...
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG35U05
Van runs ok in park. Put it in gear and power drops and it starts to misfire on all cylinders on bank 2. Dropped cat and still had same result. While watching scan tool noticed that B2S1 O2 would go to 1100 mv when van was in neutral or drive. In all other... Trouble codes: P0155, P0300
2013 Chevrolet Equinox LS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFLCEK5D
The check engine light would come on and be off for a few days but now is on all the time and other codes are also listed. The P0013 and P0014 codes, the cam actuators seem to work find on the scan tool data. The car was a quart low on oil. The P0171 lean ... Trouble codes: P0013 (Exhaust camshaft position actuator), P0014 (Exhaust camshaft position performance), P0171 (Fuel trim system lean), P219A
1995 Chrysler LeBaron GTC 3.0L 3rd Shift VIN: 1C3EU4531S
trans overhauled 3 years ago started with shudder in shift into 3rd. tested all pressures at ports, all good according to chilton book.added dr tranny shudder fix. no help. ordered converter. before i could install it i lost 3rd gear completely. code 53 an...
2016 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF4HT4G
Truck brought in for check engine light. Code p0073 ambient temp sensor. It is a hard code, as soon as we clear it, it returns. Data shows -40 degrees. According to alldata sensor is in mirror. Its not.called ford said it uses data from ect and maf sensors... Trouble codes: 00073
2008 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 1HGFA16958
Good morning Car was brought in for check engine light .She said by turn off ING switch and restart the ck engine goes off then the problem starts over.Then she says if you drive on the ck engine Lt starts flashing at that time it slows to 30mph.again if y... Trouble codes: P0301, P0301, P0301, P0301, P0301
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L head botls VIN: 5FNYF3H54D
Attention Honda techs. Specifically ones who have done head jobs on this engine. I have here a 2013 Honda Pilot with a 3.5L that snapped a timing belt. We removed the heads and to a machine shop they went. The heads are back and I am torqueing the b...
2010 Jeep Compass Sport 2.4L Brakes/Speedometer/4WD/Traction Control/Odometer VIN: 1J4NF4FB1A
I don't even know where to start with this. Vehicle came in with 'no fuse' on instead of odometer. I went through testing all fuses (even pulled all of them under the hood and tested), cleaned grounds, battery terms. Now I have all kinds of lights on, but ...
2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 6.5L engine locked up VIN: ZHWUC1ZD0C
we need to remove this engine and dont have the instructions to pull engine. we can see several ways but would like to know factory way.
2010 Lexus RX350 3.5L Oil Leak VIN: JTJZK1BAXA
Hey guys, have one here thats giving me a little trouble...i cleaned the are perfectly and ran with oil dye for over an hour and then drove over 25 miles, could not get it to leak...had customer drive for a week and it does leak. Not much but just enough. ...
1984 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JM1FB3315E
Hey Everyone looking for some advise. This customer says her idle is bad and has been this way for a long time other shops have tried to help her , so now its my turn. I noticed the car was running very rich and idling very high, i found a big hose on the ...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L AIRmatic ride control VIN: WDBNG75J13
2003 S500 [...] 71869 miles. I am not a Mercedes tech. I am posting on my account for my employer. I am using an Autel MAXIsys Elite scanner. When driving the vehicle, it slowly lowers, particularly in the front, until C1517-1 sets (vehicle ...
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Ac drain VIN: 4JGBB2FB0B
I have the 2011 Gl350 that has a sloshing noise in the upper dash area, it actually freezes when temperatures drop and the noise stops until it thaws out. I accessed and verified drains were clear, no water comes out after blowing through them,sunroof & wi...
2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Monitors incomplete VIN: WMWMF73547
Customer has just purchased this car and before he could get it smog tested and ownership transfer the timing chain upper guide broke and jumped time bending exhaust valves. Cylinder head has been repaired and all timing components replaced, yes the cams w...
2008 Pontiac G6 2.4L No Crank VIN: 1G2ZF57B78
[...] for all emails thx, mac
2009 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.9L fan VIN: 1GMDU03189
The 1,2 and 3 fan relays are all energized, the fans are on high whenever the engine is running, control can be interrupted with the scan tool (modis)the pcm and ect sensor were replaced(used pcm), all wires were checked for continuity from pcm to fuse box...
2008 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L stability managment VIN: WP1AC29P28
Good afternoon, we are working on a cayenne that is experiencing a intermittent psm warning light at times commended with reduced power there are no codes stores in the system ,the vehicle mostly malfunction in the 10 mins. of driving when making a turn 20...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Transmission & Brakes VIN: 5TDZT38A91
This big Sequoia has us losing our hair and axs. It won't set any codes, but when driving from a stop the transmission will flair and go into limp mode for a second or two, the light on the dash will say "SLIP", this only lasts for a couple of seconds, and...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.0L Hesitation, Anti slip light on VIN: 3VW2K7AJ1C
Every trip as you accell past 25 mph the anti slip indicator comes on and lose throttle response .continue for 20 seconds and slow down and light may go off and every thing returns to normal until next key cycle and it will repeat

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2012 Audi A6 Premium Plus 2.0L all systems VIN: WAUDFAFC8C
This was difficult only because of how intermittent symptom was. We kept getting low voltage across almost all ECU and the CAN bus. Voltage would drop to 11.8-11.2. This would set numerous codes through out vehicle. Symptom finally occurred and lasted lone e...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L mode actuator VIN: 1GNEK13T24
well i finally got it together. i took my time and lined the respective arms up with the slots on the cam and kind of rotated the whole unit in.when i first looked at it i thought the gears should line up but they do not only when you select defrost i believe....
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Shift indicator/PRNDL VIN: 3GNFK16Z84
Thanks for all the replies to my post. I found an open in the Blk/Wht wire from the neutral/safety switch to the PCM. Ran a new wire from the PCM to the neutral safety switch and now the PRNDL works for all gears selected. I decided to recheck the wires I had ...
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L Abs VIN: 1GNDV33167
thanks for the replys. Did get a new gm module installed it than did have to get it programed. is working fine Probably should of done this in the first place was trying to save our costomer some money instead cost us thanks again Jim
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: KL1TD66E79
The lack of power ended up being a torn air intake tube. Put a new intake tube on and the vehicle ran much better. The P0016 was still there but the customer did not want to put any more money into it. They were just happy the vehicles power was back. Thanks f... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation).
2007 Dodge Nitro R/T 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1D8GU58677
Hi and thank you to all of you guys for the respond to my help request and guiding me to repair this monstrosity I follow some of you to look on the fuel trim and bank one was always stuck on 24% + and the bank two was on 2,3 % replace the computer and progra... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire cylinders 2-4-6).
2009 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L heater VIN: 1FAHP24W19
Cleaned the heater with chemical. The duct temp went from 80-85 degrees idling outside, with ambient temp of 10-15 degrees, to 105-110. Customer is satisfied. Keeping our fingers crossed. Allowed the antifreeze we blew out of heater core to sit on the bench f...
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L cluster, pwr windows radio shift interlock VIN: 1FTSS3ES3A
After digging up in the dash I found a bundle of wires that were not factory, followed them to behind the glove box and found an Autopage c3-rs-730 alarm system, unhook the system and now everything is working like it should, do not know if low voltage caused ...
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6L abs VIN: 1C4RJFBG0E
The passenger star C Dash buss connector was under the dash on the passenger side on trans tunnel near floor level. Pulled down the carpet and it right there. The footwell light even lights it up. Obvious locations make the best hiding places. Thanks everyon...
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L a.c. compressor VIN: WDDDJ72X28
We checked input @ wire going directly to compressor. Mercedes info per WIS was not really clear and this is OE information!! We had another vehicle prior yr and had a good square wave. We used a good oscilloscope and did have a square wave although very weak....
2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Xenon VIN: YS3FB79YX8
First off, thank you all for your time on this. It is not fixed. Unplugging the AFL module ahead of the UEC and programming the UEC to "Halogen" did make the headlights operate, but I couldn't get rid of the "Cornering light failure" message. I did "Remove" AF...
2007 Saturn Sky 2.4L Unknown VIN: 1G8MB35BX7
Thank you all for your efforts. So... What happened was strange. We removed the driveshaft and had the front joint inspected/rebuilt with no improvement. We removed the CV axles and had them inspected/rebuilt with no improvement. However, one time this thing w...
2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWJM7AN2A
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