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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Inoperative VIN: WBABK8336X
Another BMW another issue for me. **This is a convertible with only ONE cam sensor and Single Vanos** Unit came in as a no start with multiple codes. CMP rational, CKP rational, VANOS stuck. Was able to start vehicle while holding throttle open, but ran... Trouble codes: 65 (or p0340 Invalid/Missing CMP Signal)
1999 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Starter VIN: 1GCGG25R7X
Van came in with rod knock. Started ok, ran ok, but had a prominent rod knock. Disassembled engine and found cylinder 5 was coming apart. Sent engine out to customer, customer had engine sent to machine shop. When I received the engine, found crankshaft ha...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.0L tow haul light VIN: 1GCHK63K09
Hi everyone I have a strange one here in that we have a customer just purchased this truck and The tow haul light doesn't work on the dash when you activate the button on the shifter handle. Testing the button at the bottom of the steering column everythin...
2017 Chrysler 200 S 2.4L vva unit VIN: 1C3CCBB7GN
car came to shop with oil leak back of valve cover area found to be vva steel gasket ,re moved vva block and replaced gasket and cannot get car to start sounds if no compression .have tried cranking for extended periods ,found relief button on top off bloc...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Starting VIN: 1D7HU18D63
Hi guys. This ram came with water damaged ecm. I opened up slightly and it’s a mess. Can’t com wit it at all. All power/grounds checks out. My question, would I be able put in used ecm and do all the work with Autel? I mean, change the vin, get immo/ keys ...
2017 Ford Mustang V6 3.7L Pass. door VIN: 1FATP8UH0J
Have this Mustang conv. that the owner complains about the pass. door opening all by itself while driving. This can happen at any time, she stated usually a hour or two into a drive. No one sitting on the pass. side. She took it to the dealer who said yes,...
2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Alternator VIN: 5NPET4AC3A
Hello I have an alternator that we have replaced 3 times. The third alternator was from the Hyundai with no change to the charging voltage. The voltage only hoovers around 13.1 volts. I am confused about the charge light circuit for this car and believe th...
2011 Volvo C30 T5 2.5L Surge VIN: YV1672MK1B
The same code keeps coming back. Ocassionally the idle oscillates, but the fuel pressure stays constant at 400 kPa nominal reading. The other reading says 1,100 kPa, but I don't know if the 2 readings need to coincide. The fuel pump duty cycle stays a cons... Trouble codes: ECM28

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2013 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L battery light on VIN: 2C4RDGBG6D
ok,to briefly recount the odd situation, if you did not look at the cluster you would not know anything was wrong, all the battery,charging output, control circuits tested normal. just bat light on. and the dtc, p0622. the 3 volt spec I mentioned was not a dro...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L noise VIN: 1FTZR45E62
thanks to all for your words of advice. this was not a game of diagnostic darts, this is a vehicle that is well used, and had multiple issues. the final issue, which presented itself first, only for a few seconds, eventually stayed longer and was determined to...
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L Cluster VIN: 1J8GA69158
Cleaned all grounds, have not had issue since. Maybe fixed, maybe not.
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