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2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Right front wheel speed sensor VIN: 5UXZV4C51C
Customer had multiple lights on their dash. Abs, park, check engine light, red brake light all on. Check fault codes and found 32C9 Poor Road surface detection, 32D7 vehicle speed wheel speed front right electrical malfunction, 32D9 vehicle speed wheel spe...
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Engine VIN: 1G4HP52K14
This is an intermittent problem. Sounds like a serpentine belt noise but we took the belt off and noise still remains. Noise is variously a squeak, a rubbing noise, a bearing noise? Comes and goes. Remember, we took the belt off. Stethoscope says transmiss...
2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Crank VIN: 1G6DV57V39
This vehicle was towed in. We verified no crank - nothing happens. Battery passes test and looks newer. Alternator has been replaced. PCM is old but based on what customer says, a new one didn't help. (holding my breath here) In testing we found no volta...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Tailshaft bushing VIN: 1GCHK23U44
Procedure says I need J37668A (seal installer) and J45380 (rear bushing remover/installer) to replace the output shaft/tailshaft seal and bushing on this NP261 Tcase. Does anyone else do this job without these special tools? If so, what do you use or how d...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTPX04525
truck with reman engine driven 2700 miles no problem, went to start it one morning, it starts and goes dead,does't run over 2 seconds, theft code will only disrupt the starter. Even though engine won't keep running the spark plugs are black as smute. the e... Trouble codes: B1600, P0104
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L battery VIN: 1FTFW1EF1D
Hey Guys, I am at a point I don't know which way to go. This 13 Ford f150 will pull a battery down over night. If you check it without driving the thing will do as it should and all systems will go to sleep after about half an hour with the draw about 30ma...
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTBF2B6XF
Light whining noise most noticeable with light acceleration in 1st and 2nd gear. Let off the gas and noise goes away. Duplicate noise in the shop by very lightly applying the brakes creating a small load. The whine is the loudest from the front of the tran...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L speedometer VIN: 5FNRL18013
hello to all that can help I have this 03 honda odyssey and having issues with the speedometer not reading at all went to scan tool and was able to read all wheel speed sensors and all reading the same , replaced the countershaft speed sensor due to readin...
2015 Honda Accord Sport 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCR2F57F
This Accord came in with the check engine light on and code P0302 in memory. (Freeze frame data: ECT 57 F, VSS: 22mph, RPM: 1545). At the time it came in, it was not misfiring. Accessed the coils. #1 has a new coil. The old one was in the car on the passen... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
2010 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L engine VIN: SALME1D45A
I have this engine almost ready to come out and was thinking "I wonder if this engine will drop out the bottom". Has anybody tried this? It is NOT a RR Sport.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L Misfire VIN: JTHBF30G93
Hello Techs I needs help and advise with this vehicle, customer tow vehicle in, staying vehicle has no acceleration, loose power, Misfiring. We started look at scanner fund P0300, P0301,P0303,P0305, told customer vehicle needs a tune up and 3 Ignition coil... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1), P0303 (Misfire 3), P0305 (Misfire 5)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L radio VIN: WDBJH82F6X
i am fixing a water damaged car to use as a loaner car and now that i have the abs the power seat fixed i need the radio code and i was hoping someone could help me out. So i dont have to go through the dealer
2011 Ram Dakota Big Horn 4.7L engine VIN: 1D7RE3GP3B
Thanks for everyone's time. I have an odd noise that I can't track down on this 2011 Dakota. It sounds like the playing card in the bicycle spokes (probably dated myself there) and is loudest at the bellhousing and the injector rails. You can't really hear...
2008 Suzuki XL-7 Luxury 3.6L brake lamps VIN: 2S3DB41788
Customer complaint is the brake lamps will illuminate when driving. When she leaves a stop, lamps go off correctly, and then lamps will come on again and stay on. Unable to duplicate issue. Brake switch was replaced w/ oem unit. I have no communic...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L starter motor VIN: JTEEW21A26
scan immobilizer and theft deterrent systems. no problems evident. check high voltage battery service plug for proper installation/corrosion-ok. remove HV battery cover for inspection. found water in HV battery compartment where HV relay center is located....
2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L no 4X4 VIN: 5TFHY5F18B
This truck came in stuck in 4HI with the 4HI light flashing. I checked the motor on the front differential and with the connector unplugged put 12V and ground and the motor wouldn't move unless it was tapped. We got a new motor from Napa. My mechanic did t...
2013 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Transaxle VIN: 5TDBK3EH7D
Hello techs, This Highlander is exhibiting a strange whining/whistling type noise at exactly 48-54 km/h. It is louder on decel then on accel. We cannot duplicate this noise all the time, and never on the hoist, only on the road. Sounds like its coming f...

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2007 BMW 530xi 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANF735X7
The car is my boss's daily driver. It was decided to replace the alternator that day, for the low output and generator code. It's been driven daily, and none of the communication codes have returned. Seems like the low voltage was causing the issue. Boss is ha... Trouble codes: 2E84, 2EA1, 2E8E, 2E97, 2C3E.
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXZW0C55B
The insurance company is indecisive, they have been thinking for weeks on what they are going to do with this car.We are on hold! Time has come to close the post, mean while storage charges are accumulating!
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, wont go over 25 VIN: 1FTYR14U15
I am closing this one out ,,, assumed fixed. Tested every component on this vehicle and they passed. We did get a number 6 misfire at idle. Swapped plug, injector, and coil no change. We had injector pulse and power at both the coil and injector plugs. We did... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT Out of range), P1000 (Someone has cleared codes), P1711 (TFT Sen out of range).
2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.2L Hvac VIN: 1FT7X2B63H
Part way through our testing the customer found out he had purchased the top line extended warranty on the truck. At this point it was off to Ford and as of now is still not fixed. Every test we preformed pointed to the BCM shorting the bus line but once is wa...
2007 Lincoln Mark LT 5.4L vvt VIN: 5LTPW16517
well we pulled all the cam journals and found some wear, we decided to put remanufactured engine we went with the jasper delete. thanks for all the help lesson learned, if we get another with low oil pressure and we pull the cam caps and see wear we will recom...
2016 Toyota RAV4 XLE 2.5L abs VIN: JTMRFREV7G
Thanks for the help. I replaced the right rear sensor and light hasn't come on in over a week.
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