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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Transmission
Vehicle was driven by the owner, and when attempting to restart the vehicle, it would not crank. Vehicle was towed to shop. An over-ride of the starter relay circuit shows that the starter will crank. There is no 'P' highlighted on the IP, although a...
2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPC93468
At the exhaust oil control solenoid, , the white w/red wire has 4 volts and the orange wire has 12 volts. Turn key off, there is continuity from ground to white/red wire. The orange wire has continuity to ground too. Test oil control valve is it move. Trouble codes: P0015 (Oil control solenoid)
2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L converter lockup VIN: 2G4WY55J5Y
replaced pressure control solenoid, then trans shifted very harsh after repairs. tested pressures and they were maxed out at all PCS Currents test. removed new PSC and found the old one has come apart upon removal and tech missed that the screen was still ...
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium 6.2L compressor request VIN: 1GYS3JEF3B
This model has an A/C request signal that is a data message(not hard wired or routed through switches). The data message PID for "A/C Request" at ECM (engine computer) toggles on/off at random 1-40 seconds intervals?? New ECM, HVAC unit, and BCM with new s...
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer North Face 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13S43
this vehicle has constant missfires on #1 and #5. fuel pressure good, have spark and injector fire, good compression. spray tested intake gaskets...engine runs with no knock or smoke. Condition is always the same, whether idling or under load. Swapped inje... Trouble codes: P0301, P0305
2004 Chevrolet SSR 5.3L Convertible Top Inop VIN: 1GCES14P24
Customer states convertible/folding top inop. When trying to actuate top it gives a message in the instrument panel DIC "Battery Volt Too Low". I cannot seem to find any info in [...] or their tech support. The top actually worked ONE time randomly ...
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.2L Steering VIN: 1G1AK52F05
Hi i have a 2005 chevy cobalt in my shop, complaint trac control light on, power steering light on, loss of power steering, vehicle shook while driving. Now when i started vehicle lights were off, drove fine. This has electrical power steering. Hook up sca...
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.5L Ipc, Bcm VIN: 1G1ZA5EK3A
I received this vehicle from the owner who purchased it from a used car lot. The mileage would not change on odometer but will run up on the trip meter. A speedometer shop cleared the IPC memory thinking the used car lot swagged a used IPC in it, when in f...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC3KZCG6B
Hello ladies and gentleman . Has anyone ran across this code . Driving along at low speeds , sometimes sitting, stabilitrak light comes on and goes in power reduction mode. No other codes in any of the modules. Communications problem. I drove this truck wi... Trouble codes: C0242
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Brake pedal VIN: WD0PD74495
The complaint is that the brake fades to the floor, pedal is firm and solid when the vehicle is not running,
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 5.7L front disconnect VIN: 1D7HU18258
Hi all I have this 2008 ram 1500 that the 4 wheel drive is inoperative.The 4x4 light is flashing and the front wheels are not locking.The customer has changed the actuator and I hear it locking the differential .If i command the front disconnect off with m...
2008 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3KA53H58
Engine rums extremely rich at start up. Heavy black smoke. After going onto closed loop the trims go full negative -33 short and long. Then the engine runs fair but still emits some black smoke. Pugs were new but are heavily soot fouled now. The engine tha... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
2014 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L Key will not release VIN: 3FADP4EJ4E
Hello all, This might be a little lazy on my part, but I can't seem to find any information regarding key functions relating to release of the ignition key. Scan data shows that the key is never "in" the ignition. Key cannot be removed unless the batter...
2014 Ford F-150 XLT 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFW1ET7E
Vehicle brought in with a no power complaint. Vehicle runs good for about the first 5 miles then looses power on acceleration and sets the P0016. I know these things have timing chain issues but when this happens I can shut the truck off for about 30 secon... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost), P0016 (crank cam collation), P0172 (Rich)
2007 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL38747
2007 Honda Odyssey. The check engine light comes on and VSV P0389 Crank sensor B Intermittent. also code 83-1 in ABS checked wires for power and ground was good resistance on ground wires .03 power was ignition voltage all good. Checked signal wires to com... Trouble codes: P0389, 831
2007 Lexus SC430 4.3L A/C compressor VIN: JTHFN45Y17
Need some Lexus experience here! Customer states A/C inop. Found compressor not turning on. Evac and recharge-no change. Check for A/C faults, none present. Jump ground to pin 1, control side of compressor relay and compressor turns on, A/C blows cold. Fou...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBJF65J91
Does anyone know the reset procedure for the climate control to get the clutch working again. It as duel climate control. There's too many conflicting posts. Please help, thanks
2008 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 6.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDNG77XX8
Mercedes Tech, please help on this bad boy here. Car came in customer concern check engine light on and engine running rough. Found both bank 1 & 2 fuel trim at 16% at idle, system too lean Found leak in between gap at intake. Also leak in between throttle... Trouble codes: 0745 (Self adaption of mixture at idle right), 0749 (Self adaption of mixture at idle left), 2091 (right cylinder bank too lean at idle), 2095 (left cylinder bank too lean at idle)
2007 Volvo VNL 15.0L Ecm VIN: 4V4NC9TH17
The fan clutch is burned up from slipping, slips because air control solenoid is slightly energized keeping the valve open. Traced latent voltage back to computer output pin. Removed harness from computer to test only at pin. With fan on request computer i...
2010 Volvo XC90 3.2 3.2L Key VIN: YV4982CF3A
So here is my issue at this time both of the keys for this car have been lost and i need to program a new key. I have the factory VIDA and DICE unit but when I go to read the car it requires the ign. to be in the No.2 position which this car will not achie...
2010 Volvo XC60 T6 3.0L Ignition key VIN: YV4992DZ8A
So here is my issue at this time both of the keys for this car have been lost and i need to program a new key. I have the factory VIDA and DICE unit but when I go to read the car it requires the ign. to be in the No.2 position which this car will not achie...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW 328i 3.0L Door locks, starting, radio, wipers, communication
A new key from bmw fixed this car. It did need the jbe module firstly, after replacing this I was able to communicate again with everything. I had a ews code and realised the key was a cheap ebay knockoff. No programming was needed with new key. Car runs great...
2012 BMW 328i 2.0L Unknown VIN: WBA3A5C54C
Thank you for all the great inputs. We try flush heater core, but no luck. Advice customer replace heater core & inspect air mix box. Customer decline at this time due [...] the cost. Will update here if he come back in the future. Thank you again.
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L lifter VIN: 1GC1KXCG9C
After pulling heads and finding not one but two lifters stuck in the bore we pulled the oil pan and frt. cover to try to pull the cam and drop the lifters out the bottom. I was only able to pull the cam out about four inches or so. Looking up from the bottom ...
1955 Ford Thunderbird 4.8L Floods Secondary VIN: P5FH188655
Thanks for the help. One of the vents for the float bowl on one side must of had a restriction. I pulled the top off and ran a fine wire through the passages and that fixed it. Really small passages!
2003 Ford F650 7.2L Abs VIN: 3FDNF65253
Well this was an extremely weird fix and one that I found by accident. But first, the truck has hydraulic brakes so theoretically it should have been able to read by any scanner that plugs into the ALDL. For some reason the scanners I mentioned didn't want t...
2012 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L fuse box VIN: 3FADP4BJ2C
Thanks for all the replies. The car belongs to a good customer, I charge fairly & he was OK with whatever it took. It ended up taking about 6 hours & was pretty straight forward. Mitchell Pro Demand has some pretty good color pictures showing the routing of th...
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali 6.0L side/carrier bearings VIN: 2GTFK69U64
Thanks for all the replies so quickly. The replies were unanimous that the diff side bearings are not a press fit, as I thought. The bearings/races were not a super tight fit when disassembled/inspected so was just looking for reassurance that was correct befo...
2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Noise VIN: 1HGCR2F82F
thanx for all the replies i got a used seat and took the up and down motor assy and swapped it with the bad one customer was very happy
2008 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension Control Module VIN: SAJWA82B68
Fixed! Thank you Charles for identifying the correct locations of the Termination Resistors. Armed with that information I was able to identify the Termination Resistor on the By-Pass Module. Guess What? The wiring instructions were incorrect. The instructions...
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1J8HR58268
After a lot of blood and curse words I have finally fixed this. I found that the 2C clutch pressure switch circuit sends 12v back to the PCM when there is no hydraulic pressure. While back probed at the PCM KOEO I found that there was momentary drop outs that ...
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L flooding motor VIN: 1C4RJFAG3E
Ok we program computers for a lot of people ,If they bring a bad part thay have to pay us either way .This car belonged to an International truck tech . Just down the road from us, I talked to him and did the Diagnostic work with W-tech. This is the newest one...
2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U45
thanks to everyone's input very helpful. was constantly getting codes for the steering angle sensor after clearing all., which i just finally received and replaced sensor. My modis scanner would note allow me to properly calibrate it. went to a friends shop an... Trouble codes: U1000, U1001, C1156, C1143, C1163.
2006 Nissan Altima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BL11EX6
Went through every wire and connection that was connected in any way to fuse #35. Did not find any chafed or rubbing wires. Did find the Negative battery cable partially severed at the transmission where it grounds. Cleaned all of the grounds under the hoo...
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