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2006 BMW 525i 3.0L low battery & batt light on VIN: WBANE53566
Vehicle came into my shop complaining of a no charge condition ( batt light on ) . Had to be jumped twice in three days. To my knowledge the new battery had not been registered . A NAPA 7549 cca 900a replaced the OEM BMW battery 850 cca . I found a code 2E97 ....
2008 BMW 535i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANW13518
We have battled this car for 2 weeks. We delivered car yesterday and it died on the customer. We put almost 300 miles on it before delivering. Full of fuel. After setting for approximately 1hour will fire back up and run great. When it does stall. You can ... Trouble codes: P2069 (testing and results)
2008 BMW 650i 4.8L Comfort Access VIN: WBAEB53538
We obtained a replacement keyfob from BMW. There is no coding or programming needed to make the fob work. There are no faults stored in the vehicle. Both key fobs operate the car when inserted in the slot on the dash. They do not not operate the car by bei...
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L No start VIN: 1GNDT13S92
Ok, this is my first post on here. Its my own 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. A friend borrowed it for a few days and when he brought it back, he said the windows didn't work. I tried them and they seemed to work fine. the next day I went to use it and the win...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC19VX3
scanner shows bad miss on cylinders #1 and #7 with a minor miss on #3 and #5. #2,4,6,8 are not affected at all. after the above repairs swapped injectors and coils with no change. We did an exhaust back pressure test which is way to hi 4-6psi an idle and 1... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire)
2005 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LS 3.5L Steering VIN: 1G1ZT62815
I need help finding out if after replacing the steering module/motor and steering angle sensor do I need to reprogram module? thank!
2010 Chevrolet HHR LS Panel 2.2L Alternator VIN: 3GNBAADB5A
Hi guy's I have our local factory motor parts delivery car in here that the battery light went on while driving then would not start. They sent a new battery and alternator with the car and when checked the alternator confirmed only had battery voltage. Ch...
2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L PS Pump or/and rack VIN: 2B3KA43R07
A customer brought a car to me which she had just purchased with an existing power steering problem. When the car is started, it will have no power steering assist. After driving for a while she will sense a very subtle "pop" and the car will suddenly have...
2011 Dodge Journey Mainstreet 3.6L rear turn, tail and wiper VIN: 3D4PH1FG6B
vehicle cam in to have BCM re-programed, customer says He put new BCM in due to no rear tail lights, no rear turn signals and no rear wiper operation. He thinks it happed all at once but not sure, he just noticed none of them working. Found only codes B16B7-15...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Drive cycle VIN: 1FTRW08L71
we had this vehicle brought to our shop for reoccurring trans code (unknown previous shop just cleared) when we checked, the transmission indicator in pcm kept moving due to a loose shifter linkage in worn out column. we replaced column, and reset computer...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14V66
Hello everyone. This truck has 2 issues, first is a bucking issue at 40-50 with light accel. It sometimes happens off idle from a stop. Theres no codes and the only marker is a slight increase in counts to 2 using mode 6 on my solus. I wish my scanner woul...
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GTHK29296
This truck will not run off idle and smokes badly. The smoke smells like fuel. The fuel rail pressure is good and there are no codes in the PCM. The main reason for this post is to ask if anyone has seen injector rates of -0.02? All eight injectors read th...
2010 Kia Forte EX 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: KNAFU4A24A
Vehicle was towed in for no start. Had above cam codes stored. Customer replaced intake cam sensor. Has injector pulse. Does not have spark. However, after about 8-10 seconds of cranking spark will appear and vehicle will start. Sometimes you have to feath... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor), P0365 (Camshaft position sensor)
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery drain VIN: WDBUF65J03
This vehicle came in initially with a battery drain. i went through service manual for how to check drains. i waited for the vehicle to go to sleep and had a .200A drain. started pulling fuses starting at the front fuse box, then the interrior, then to the...
2005 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L Noise vibration VIN: 4S3BP686X5
Got this car to do some simple work, customer stated oh ya ' while it's there, I've Had a noise for a long time, growling noise, car was on the lift and apart so I checked wheel bearings, sure enough right front growling bad, did work replaced wheel bearin...
2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L Misfire, misfires over 4500rp VIN: JF1GH63689
Thank you in advance for any help that you folks can give. We have a weird one. This 2009 Subaru Imprezza 2.5 liter 4cyl with just under 100k miles normally aspirated engine throws misfire codes for cylinders 3 and 4 when the motor gets over 4500rpm while ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2011 BMW 335d 3.0L poor urea VIN: WBAPN7C56B
Thank you for all the help. Car is finally done. Both conditioning drive for 2.5 hr and a regen grive for 45min did nothing but burn miles. With the help of Eric from Autologic and a pass thru device they supplied we were able to see that the SCR Cat was faili... Trouble codes: 41F9, 41F9, 41F9.
2000 Chrysler 300M 3.5L HVAC controls VIN: 2C3HE66G5Y
So this vehicle is finally fixed. Due to the cost of all the parts as well as availability, we have been sourcing used parts. I was leaning toward a faulty BCM and pulled the trigger. The same day the used BCM arrived Timothy [...] posted the BUS informati...
2012 Fiat 500 Sport 1.4L engine VIN: 3C3CFFBR1C
Thanks for the confirmation. After informing the customer of crankshaft issues, (and by the way, some knocking noise when hot), and since he doesn't like the car, and is sick of spending money on it, he has decided to trade it in without fixing it. But i hav...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Programming VIN: 1FMEU17LXV
Vehicle determined to have more serious issues than were originally presented. After determining internal engine failure, project was ended by customer. Thank you for the help, feedback will prove helpful in future cases.
2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTPX14V88
Hello again, Thank you Jim, Dan and Fred for responding to my request for info. Apparently this device (DC/AC interface) is used on the flex fuel models because it was discovered by someone much smarter than me that DC current reacts with certain ethanol and ...
2014 Ford Focus S 2.0L Highbeams VIN: 1FADP3E28E
Thanks for the help, ended up being bad BCM, replaced it and all is good.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L heat blend door VIN: 1J4GR48K96
Many thanks for the reply's and taking the time to offer assistance. The blend door was not broken just the black piece of plastic "lever" was trying to locate just the part. I was able to shift the door to hot and sent the car down the road. Advising customer...
2014 Lexus CT200h 1.8L head gasket VIN: JTHKD5BH4E
Well, no smoking gun. Paul's suggestion of an intermittent electric water pump operation likely the most plausible. No pitting of cylinder head nor block anywhere. Thanks to all that suggested a used engine, I guess I need to find a stronger word than exceptio...
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA61E0P
I replaced the control unit with a used item, the idle did come down but still fluctuated a bit. I also replace the fuel pressure regulator and fuel acculamator which frixed the hard stating problem. When I pulled out the dip stick I found the o ring hard as ...
1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L no heat, compressor won't shut off VIN: WP0AB2964L
No fix yet, awaiting warmer weather (my own project). Obie 1 gave me this useful link: and ECUDoctors have a wonderful eight page diagnostic guide with good diagrams. I hope to get it fixed in the next couple of months...
2012 Volvo S60 T5 2.5L cylinder head VIN: YV1622FS9C
Sorry Guys I jumped the gun on this, two phone calls to the local dealer was no help, not willing to release information. Finally got information from [...] last night. For some reason Engine Mechanical for this car is not on their website. Thanks Jerry
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