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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L MIL Lamp on, VIN: WBAGL63402
hello to all!!! we have this car belong to my brother ! the problem it having is when you drive it the check engine lamp is on has 2 code 27edh/ 10221 . ( undocument code ) and 27 ec ( can time out egs) when the check engine light is on .transmission goes to l... Trouble codes: 27EDH, 27, EC
2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L wipers VIN: 5GAER23758
Vehicle came in wipers inop. Removed cowling and found transmission disconnected from motor. Reconnected wiper motor to wiper transmission and could not get wipers to park. Thought wiper motor must be bad. Replaced motor and same issue. Replaced transmission a...
1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.0L Surge VIN: 1G1BN53E6M
This car was driven in barely running. Customer just bought, no known history. Ect sensor was broken off, the intake was leaking badly, and exhaust was rusted off. We fixed these items but still have a rpm surge and stalling at idle when cold. After warm, the ...
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCPKSE74D
Hey, 2 weeks ago truck came in with gauge reading 0 and no noise in engine. Oil pressure was tested then and it was 40ish psi. Replaced sender and screen and cold start it went to 60ish and came down to 40 psi at idle. Released vehicle and now it is back. Gau... Trouble codes: P0521 (Engine Oil Pressure Sensor Performance), P0523 (Engine Oil Pressure Circuit High Voltage)
1993 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FDLF47G1P
I've been chasing my tail for two weeks, going on three, working on this. It makes for a long story. This system has no cat, one air pump supplying two dump valves, one for each bank. Each valve is controlled by its own solenoid. Initial fail for high co ran...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15E31
Got one rattling my cage a bit so here I am asking for some help on this one. Truck came in MIL is on runs rough at idle worst cold, pulled codes P0301 and a P0171. First inspection identified plug wires arcing on several wires and found multiple locations on... Trouble codes: P0301, P0171
2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Check Charging System Light VIN: 1FMHK7D84B
help please check charging system light comes on but system seems to be working battery looks like it might have been frozen but passes load test any ideas out there??
2008 Honda Element LX 2.4L engine? VIN: 5J6YH28788
Vehicle has a random hooting noise in right front area. Have duplicated while driving but not idling in shop where I can listen. Cust. states has done it sitting still at a traffic light.Two weeks ago I replaced the drive belt tensioner and pulley. It was loos...
2006 Hyundai Azera Limited 3.8L programs VIN: KMHFC46F86
replacing computer in 06 azera with used computer some one had posted the steps they used to program the keys to the new computer ,I looked at them and did not save them when I get to the point of learning keys It says improper key .I can clear and relearn key...
2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPDH4AE2D
Well this one is a real hair puller. Came in with P2096 and P2196. We preformed the PCM update pertaining to P2096. Re drove, and all was well. Sent customer on the way. Next day back with MIL, same two codes. If it is driven under the conditions in freeze fra... Trouble codes: P2096, P2196 (Stuck Rich B1S1)
1988 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Glass VIN: SAJNV5840J
The new owner removed the battery to have it charged. When he put it back into the car, neither door window will go up or down. I have removed the switch panel and probed for power at the switches and found none. I have no wiring diagram and the ones I come up...
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1J4GW48S92
Installed new a c system like was told by another tech did under warranty new compressor expansion valve condensor have no power going to a c compressor have power going to relay can jump relay and compressor works not grounding relay over installed new switch...
2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L Trunk Motor VIN: JTHBN30F22
Came from another shop, they were trying to find a draw on mpx-b3 fuse. At one point in their testing, The key fob no longer opens the trunk. It beeps when holding the fob button for a second or so, but it does not open. Also, the gas door will open with the s...
2002 Lexus ES300 3.0L Engine Performance VIN: JTHBF30G22
This vehicle came in with a noise complaint, a low humming noise. When on road test listening for noise, I found the engine had no power under load. Initially I pulled codes and found none. After further testing the problem is getting worse and retrieved codes...
2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L Rear Driveshaft VIN: 2T2HK31U18
hello techs,i have a head scratcher here.replaced rear shaft and now have a vibration.there are shims under the 2 supports but I've tried every combination possible.they are different in thickness.i've even tried no shims which made it better so we got another...
1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G2WP12K8V
once we fixed the fuel leak, we started the car and it ran at idle for about 10 min then shut off, went to start it and dies right away, checked fuel pressure, holds at 51 psi after it shuts off, goes down to 48 after 15 min of sitting, switched fuel press reg...
2008 Pontiac G6 GXP 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZM17748
Customer complaint of lack of power and poor fuel economy. Upon scanning computer the above codes were found. I ckd scan data and according to the info everything looked good. I did visual on connections of cam sensors and solenoids. All looked good. I cleared... Trouble codes: P0011 (intake cmp perf bk1), P0014 (exhaust cmp perf bk1), P0017 (ckp to cmp correlation bk1 exh), P0021 (int cmp perf bk2), P0171 (lean bk1), P2273 (O2 bk2 s2 signal mal)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW M3 3.2L Transmission VIN: WBSBR93464
Someone spliced in A resistor under the fuse box by the SMG control unit, it is a internet cheat fix to bypass a bad pump , it basically buys time. We removed resistor and repaired wire and transmission is working properly again. Didn't get much help on this o...
1976 Cadillac Eldorado Cabriolet 8.2L A/C System VIN: 6L67S50413
The real fix was to understand how this system works, which I still don't completely. There was actually no problem with the refrigeration part of the system. I don't believe it has the ability to blow cold air when it's 55 degrees out. The high "low side" pre...
2006 Chevrolet C5500 Kodiak C5V042 6.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GBJ5V12X6
so i rebuilt the primer and the truck started. i do believe there is still air due to the size of the lines in the truck. what is the best way to get all the air out of the system drive the truck. Trouble codes: P0676, P0381, P0674, P0673, P0606, U1000.
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Shudder VIN: 1GNSKJE74D
Thank you to all of you who took the time to reply. I appreciate your time and effort.Those of you that pointed to the transmission were correct. I ordered and installed a re manufactured transmission with torque converter from Jasper and it resolved all issue...
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L Abs/Esp VIN: 2C4RDGBG8C
Hey Guys, Thanks to those that have responded. I didn't feel comfortable slapping any parts on this van until a code was set or it came in with the light on. Heck, Ive had customers convinced their abs light was on when it ended up being a TPMS light. ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L fuel fill VIN: 1FTNX20S1X
Thanks to all.. Pulled fuel tank and tested vent valves again. Found both not venting. Springs weak inside vents. now looking for a new tank as its plastic and vents cannot be replaced. Again thanks to all.
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Ac VIN: 1FMCU95H25
Thank you all for your replies, thank you Fred and Michael for confirming I used the right kind of oil, the first few replies had me worried but I was pretty sure I was right with that. The vehicle had already left my shop when I posted the help request and it...
2008 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L radio,windows, turn signals VIN: 1FMFU16598
After being at our witts end and contemplating a triple murder suicide while the building burned down I drove the vehicle out and then back in to check one more thing and realized the shifter did not always come out of park-the customer had told me the shifter...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2HKYF18434
Thanks for the replies. I did look for the maniverters but this being an 04 it only has one catalytic converter, which I did check. The long and short of this was even tho the cam pulleys were in time the rear/firewall side cam pulley key was sheared off on ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire detected).
1997 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Over Drive VIN: 1J4EJ28S8V
First off thanks for the info from everyone. Not sure why Alldata didn't have any info on those codes? I ended up replacing the transmission range switch on this one. When moving from PRNDL it wasn't showing the correct gear sometimes. This is a heavily o...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 4M2ZU66K73
got kind of lucky. i notice code for a/c clutch. check fuse only had power on one side. wire had pushed down. fixed. must go to trans also
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Charging VIN: 4A3EA45G03
WELL I INSTALLED A FACTORY ALTERNATOR AND IT STILL WONT CHARGE.i started car and light STAYED ON as before.i revved up the engine and it flickered out for a second ,then came back on and stayed on.wtf.does this thing really need a computer.out of ideas???
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