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1999 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBK933XX
Check engine light on for camshaft position sensor code. Replaced sensor - code resets. Ohm test wires between camshaft sensor connector and engine ecu connector - ok. On advise of a BMW friend (He said he had seen this before) I replaced the crankshaft se... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor - Circuit Malfunction.)
2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5UXFE43567
Hi folks, and thanks as always for your help. This car will stall when warm.This car car originally was very hard to start cold.I found a bad valve cover(ventilation valve), a bad DISA valve, and a bad ecc shaft sensor. It then started ok cold , but starts...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Keeps running VIN: 1B4HS28N5Y
Truck will continue to run after they key is out of the ignition. When you turn off the switch the dash turns off but the engine continue to run. Truck will run for 10 min then shut off. After you turn off the truck we have 3.78volts terminal two (DK BLUE)...
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L pcm VIN: 1B3LC46KX8
I replaced a pcm and now I get u0110 and u1120. my car is non abs and the used pcm come out of one with abs. It seems to be trying to communicate with a module that's not there.
2012 Dodge Durango Citadel 5.7L Stall VIN: 1C4SDJET4C
The customer dropped off this vehicle with a complaint of intermittent stall when coming to stop or when slowing down to make a turn. All dash lights, radio, etc. go dead when this happens, but the vehicle starts again right away. This vehicle is equipped ...
2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Monitors incomplete VIN: 1ZVBP8FF2C
ATTENTION FORD TECHNICIANS: We have a very low miles Ford failing California Smog Check due to O2 & O2 heater monitors being incomplete. The long term fuel trims are 10% & 15% at idle and go down to about 5% at cruise. If you reset the fuel trims, they wil...
2014 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF4HY0E
Vehicle came in with cel on, flashes intermittently, lacks power when cel was flashing. Had dtc p0300 and p0309. Plugs were worn (.070-.080" gap). Replaced plugs, boots and #9 coil and cleared codes. During road test, under load on a steep hill 4500 rpm an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2015 Ford Police Interceptor Utility 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM5K8AR5F
Thanks in advance. I have this 2015 police interceptor with a pair of lean codes. I my long term fuel trim was +29 when it first came in and runs perfect and would set pending code at idle in 15 mins. I smoke tested intake system and found no leaks, tested... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1995 GMC Sonoma SLE 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCT19W5S
This is my personal truck I bought last year and have rebuilt virtually the entire steering and suspension system and it hasn't been driven much as it is the "back-up" vehicle. I've been driving it the last few weeks due to a foot injury (can't push a clut... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor problem)
2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L #6 exhaust lifter VIN: 3GTP2VE39B
Hello fellow Techs. This 5.3 came to us with a loud popping noise and some mechanical tapping sounds. We quickly determined that the popping noise was coming from the intake and sounded like the noise made when an exhaust valve isn't opening after a combus...
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Head Gasket VIN: JHMES95695
Thank you in advance, gentlemen, for sharing your experience with the engine on this hybrid. I need to remove the cylinder head, and Identifix says to remove the oil pan (which means removing the subframe) before removing the timing chain cover. I know tha...
2009 Honda Civic EX 1.8L Engine
Hello i just finished up replacing a head gasket on an 09 civic 1.8 the problem before was some water out of exhaust and losing coolant. The car turn on and idles but when put in gear and driven it lacks power and begins to misfire. After replacing head ga...
2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Air suspension VIN: SAJWA71C94
Greetings: Jaguar techs please advise me. I have spent lots of time diagnosing this air suspension. All data pids are normal. ride sensors, pressure, adaptive suspension outputs, the module is seeing them all. This car refuses to turn on any solenoid to co...
2008 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L smell VIN: 1J8FF28W88
Customer works out of town and his trip home takes him up a 1 mile long steep grade where he has to hold the gas pedal down for an extended period of time. About a month ago we replaced his exhaust pipe and muffler due to rust perforation; the rear CAT was...
2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: KNDMB23386
Good morning all. We have a 06 KIA Sedona, this vehicle came in for maintenance service LOF fluids check etc. During servicing we noted both CV axle had ripped boots and the customer was offered replacing them witch he did. After service the customer retur...
2015 Kia Forte LX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFK4A67F
This an car that was recently bought at a auction by a local car dealer. Other then the mil light being on, the car runs fine. I was able to swap the vvt solenoids and cam sensors with another Kia the dealer had that was going back to the auction. I don't ... Trouble codes: P0017
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Engine compu VIN: WDBFA67E0S
I am working on a 2010 freightliner with mercedes sprinter engine 3500 3.0 liters diesel. Engine trouble code p0088( high fuel pressure ). Does anyone encounter this code before ??? just need to know what is the most common failure part
2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L leveling system VIN: WDBSK75FX3
This car came in with a bad front strut right side, customer complaint that the car was all jacked up and riding rough. I saw that the car had lifted itself up as far as it could.But no codes. After replacing the right front strut the car came up but not a...
2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Valve Train VIN: 1C6RR7MTXD
Have an odd situation. 2013 Ram 1500 Hemi. See related history please. Yes I understand Chrysler has issues with their lifters. Back 3/04 with ticking noise - found #4 intake bent. Pulled head to inspect piston and lifter. No visible valve to piston co...
2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn 5.7L Gas cap lifgth on VIN: 1C6RR7GT7E
Replaced Gas Cap,performed smoke test, no leaks, checked purge valve, good, checked for any plugged lines, all clear, reset Dash ECU...Cleared codes and they did not reset, Gas Cap Light on dash remains on. Anybody run in to this issue!? Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap leak), P0441 (Purge valve flow)
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Premium 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF2GPACC0F
ustomer came in with CEL on, found the P0016 and P0018 codes. Replaced crank sensor, codes came right back. I have not had a lot of experience with these new Subaru motors, has anyone seen or dealt with these codes before? Other than the CEL on, the car ... Trouble codes: P0016, P0016
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 2.0L no shifting VIN: WVGZZZ5NZB
This SUV has a sequential Automatic transmission, transmission model is MYC, when I am driving in automatic mode, do not have shifts, only run in first, when I am driving in sequential mode, I make the shifts, the transmission working Ok. I scan the trans....
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWWA7AJ9F
Hi. Little help please? Customer calls me this morning for a no start, with the ADBLUE 0 KM warning message, without first warning. But the blue tank was not empty. He fills the tank, it's now full. I searched with my scanner for any way to reset that remi... Trouble codes: P20E8
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Hi, every one. We have this 2004 xc90 with no start problem, when checked we find out no fuel is the problem , so, we assume bad fuel pump. So we took the car apart to change the fuel pump,that is where it get interesting ,sending unit side chamber is full...
2012 Volvo C70 T5 2.5L Key Fob VIN: YV1672MC7C
This car is displaying "key battery voltage low" message in dash. Battery in key was replaced twice. Car is equipped with keyless function. All functions seem work, buttons on remote, keyless entry by grabbing door handles or trunk, and keyless start with ...

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2014 Buick Enclave Leather 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5GAKRBKD6E
Had customer go through current tank of gas and fill with premium next time. After fill up customer hasn't complained of any drivability issues.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L Steering angle sensor VIN: 1G1ZB5E19B
Entered wrong prefix, my bad. should be C0545. The sensor had to be re-centered or more specifically, the two sensor plates had to be aligned. This was my first torque sensor replacement and ignorance got the best of me. I figured this was near impossible t...
2011 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L 1-2 Shift VIN: 2G1WG5EK6B
The vehicle belongs to a friend of mine out of state. She is looking to just have the transmission rebuilt/replaced rather than keep messing with it. It is sad that the GM dealer threw a valve body at it and won't stand behind their work, but it happens I gu...
2007 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Top cylinder, Bank 2 VIN: SALAG25487
Found a special service bulletin(PDF) with details on how a failed inlet camshaft sprocket results in such problem.I compared the observations suggested with the used one I changed initially and found out it was bad. The engine was coupled before I found this ...
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