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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L engine VIN: WBANU535X8
sounds just like belt noise but is not, at least not drive belt. sounds like the churp is coming from the front of the head, doesn't do it until it gets warmed up. sounds right where the two sensors are at the front of the head. it gets pretty loud sometim...
2011 Cadillac DTS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KH5E6XB
We have this Cadillac DTS that came in last week for a "Check Engine" light and code P0411 (Air Injection System Incorrect Flow.) It was diagnosed as needing a pump and a control solenoid, which we replaced with OE parts. A few days later the car came back... Trouble codes: P0411 (Air Injection system incorrect flow)
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Reverse VIN: 3GNEK18R3X
4L60 replaced with used unit, everything fine but has very hard 1-2 upshift. Dropped pan to inspect, found valve body gasket section hanging out (blown out) of valve body, ordered gaskets and plate. Replaced gaskets/plate, check balls, cleaned filters, rea...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
This pickup came in and has a misfire that occurs at idle mainly rarely does it off idle. cylinder 3 is the one with the misfire no codes other than p1229. I've replaced the injector as well as the new injector connector pig tail. I've inspected the wiring... Trouble codes: P1229
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PF5S92B
We have this lean code which is present relatively quick. Long term trim graduates within 2 minutes after resetting fuel trim. Short trim is also lean but does try to go rich but doesn't. I smoked this and found only small leak past intake so we replaced the s... Trouble codes: P0171
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU77K65
Hi guys I have a well taken care of Sport Trac that the customer is complaining of clunking noise in the front especially in four wheel drive. I test drove the vehicle and it drives fine in two wheel drive but in four wheel drive it almost feels like it is...
2008 Ford Focus S 2.0L turning off
Hello dear friends , this ford focus 2008 SHDA engine code . is turning off sometimes at a day, i found two codes P2300 and P2303 , replace the ignition coil with Bosch original , and the spark plugs , car drove fine for two days and came back with the sam...
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Speed VIN: 1FBNE3BL7A
I have a customer that has approximately 12 ford e-350 vans that he wants to limit vehicle speed to 65 mph. I know this is possible because i have other fleet customers that have or want it removed. I am unable to find the setting in ids for this option. A...
2012 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L CV joint, PTU, trans VIN: 2FMHK6DTXC
Hey guys, here's a good one for ya, 2012 flex eco boost shudders pretty bad on light accell light load only for a second right before a shift (2-3) (3-4)... worse on a slight hill... I've read a bunch of these complaints on the edge including a class actio...
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Surge VIN: 1FM5K7D82D
Hello all. New vehicle to us so i have no service history after 5 min of driving, have a surge felt when in 2nd thru 5th gear under light/moderate acceleration. Seems to be gone in 6th gear and at highway speeds. Hard acceleration also makes it stop. No ...
2000 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMCG5660Y
hi,yall need help with the vtec code 1259 and rev limiter kicks in at 4000 rpm . what ive done so far after watching scanner dan utube video on cking system. cked oil level good , ck grounds from eng to chassis and batt ck good jumped 12 volts to solenoid ... Trouble codes: 1259 (vtec system)
2011 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Unknown VIN: 5XYKTDA20B
Thanks for any help in advance. We do not see a lot of Kias here for major service. Customer brought vehicle in complaining of binding sensation on tight turns off a stop. We verified the concern. All four tires are the same but 2 rear tires are at 5/32...
2005 Subaru Outback R 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BL84C35
removed front timing cover three times to check chain timing. replaced intake cam sprocket on bank 1 and still get code after test drive. I used all oem parts and I am the only one that has ever serviced this auto. is there a tbs for refresh of the cam sha... Trouble codes: P0011
2006 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Differential VIN: 4T1BK36B66
Hi i have a 2006 toyota avalon in my shop that needs a transmission alldata is calling for 17.3 hours that a lot of time. Is that right ! what is a good time rate for the job.

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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L temp VIN: 1G1YY23P6P
Big thanks to all who replied. A lot of good info for info for testing. John hit this one. The control head would control temp perfectly if you set it to AC ducts. The instant you went to auto, it would go back to huge swings in temp. I'm sending it out to Au...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCRKSE31A
I will close this request because customer did not return after estimates were given. All replies are very good and my estimates were based on that information. Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire 5 cylinder).
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18236
Thank you for replies. We checked all the wiring and inputs to the throttle body and never saw anything out of spec. We tried to sell the customer an OEM throttle body with relearn but they denied service. They were going to get another aftermarket throttle bo... Trouble codes: P2100 (Electronic Throttle Control Motor Circuit Open).
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3D3KS29C76
po148 is as i called it..old mans aching joints code.atn member suggested to take line loose and tighten inner and worked like charm..lite out on its own.best advice ever from all atn members tks from old man at topshop Trouble codes: P0148.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Shift Solenoid "D" Circuit VIN: 1FTNW21P73
Thanks to all who replied. James from Pennsylvania was closest, as the problem was, in fact, in the truck wiring harness, but on the driver's side, where it had sagged down far enough to come in contact with the front driveshaft. Don't know how I missed it on ...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L low power VIN: 1FTWW31R28
thanks for all the input removed catalytic converter and dpf sent out to be cleaned installed factory thermostats reassemblled and perforn=med rege all good thanks Trouble codes: P246C, P2463, P2452, P012F, P2453.
1998 GMC K3500 Sierra SL 7.4L distributor VIN: 1GTHK33J4W
Thank you for all of your help on figuring out the problem on this GMC. Sorry it took me so long to post a fix but with several snow and ice storms we have had I could not work on this truck. What actually fixed the truck is a head scratcher. I said I had sp...
2006 Honda Accord LX Special Edition 2.4L Cruise control does not operate VIN: 1HGCM55306
Thanks everyone for the replies. Vehicle has 2 clutch switches, one for "starter interlock" and one for CC. the clutch switch for CC was faulty and was not switching in the live data. I believe the problem was found, but the customer declined the repair, as t...
2011 Lexus ES350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTHBK1EG1B
Thanks for all the quick replies. Marty's 3 replies made me consider the B1S1. After using a friends Identifix account, I found some good information on the P0138 code. If the long term fuel trim is between 12-16%, mine was 14% and the B1S2 Voltage is between ... Trouble codes: P0138 (Oxygen sensor circuit high voltageBank 1 Sensor 2).
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L Key programming VIN: JM1BK14364
Thanks for all of information guys. I actually talked to someone from Mazda of America and found that everything I was doing was correct. Of course he could not tell me much since I was using a Autel, but he agreed that there was something else going on with t...
2006 Nissan Armada SE 5.6L Electronic VIN: 5N1AA08A36
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS 2.4L All Shift VIN: JS2RF9A6XB
We did receive and install the Relay which is called an Integrated Power Module and it didn't change anything. Due to the lack of electric diagram information and Help VIA AllData on any diagnostic information I have thrown in the White Flag on this one and In...
2012 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Steering VIN: 5TDBK3EH1C
The general consensus, was intermediate shaft. So, I went to re-check. If you check the 'noise' with engine off, and vise grip the shaft.. rocking the steering wheel, you will feel the collapsible joint slip left and right.But, that is not the noise. The vehic...
2008 Volkswagen Eos Turbo 2.0L trunk VIN: WVWBA71F78
I believe we have this fixed as well as it is going to get at this time. Lots of people fighting this when looking on forums. The problem was not the latch, it releases fine, it just senses the trunk is still touching it and re-closes it. The best fix would b...
2008 Volkswagen Beetle S 2.5L Charging VIN: 3VWPW31C58
Thank You everyone for the posts and the gentleman that called me personally. What I found the previous shop apparently was poking around with a test light. instead of back probing the connector under the battery he poked wires and cut through the blue wire on...
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