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1991 BMW 850i 5.0L No Start VIN: WBAEG2315M
After running the car for 30 min. there was no oil leak! Happy! My current scanner OTC Genysis did not have the BMW diagnostic connector, so I used my old Snapon 2500 that had been used on this car in previous years. The engine died when I plugged the Snap...
2009 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GAEV23D89
Car came in for a ck engine light on found code P0008 and P0017 Replaced all timing chains and tensioners and guides Start car up runs fine take on a test drive no ck engine lights take car on another test drive sets code p0017 ck for miss fires none let c... Trouble codes: P0017
2008 Cadillac CTS 3.6L stability system, traction system VIN: 1G6DM577X8
Hey guys. Customer states this Cadillac has noise on turns after rack replacement. Test drive and verified noise is ABS motor and stability system activating/applying brake to LR or RR wheel depending on which way you're turning. This will happen turning f...
2005 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L take off VIN: 2G1WF52E95
it will not take off until a hard rev. it then slams and pulls fine after that. fluid is full. also once vehicle is warm up condition goes away and no other shifting concern. not coding. wondering if i am missing something. installed went very easy.
2006 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 6.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31U56
at highway speeds scanner indicates misfires on all 8 cylinders even though it seems to be running fine and no miss is evident during misfire counters going up. Have check O2 operations and fuel output, new ignition parts, multiple relearn attemps with crank ... Trouble codes: P0300
2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 1G1ZC5EU1C
car came in from another shop that had a engine installed. Im sure they erased the codes. My problem is when its running it makes a weird sound like a belt rubbing. If u pull the dipstick or oil cap it will go away. I know it sounds like a breathing proble...
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3HY75S26
Please help, out of ideas @ this point! o2 sensors are switching normal. Smoke tested intake found no leaks. Disconnected evap , pcv and power brake booster to isolate, fuel trims long and short did not change. Car runs and drives smooth with no power loss... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system 1/1 lean)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Stall VIN: 1FTNX21S51
We have this f250 giving us very intermittent stalling issues when you try to accelerate. It is a very random problem and does not set any codes. It is a fire department rig and occasionally when started it will run but dies as soon as you touch the accele...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L No crank VIN: 1FMCU70E91
I have this 2001 explorer sport That does not crank. Has codes- anti theft key below minimum B1213 pats key has not been read successfully and b1600. I have tried to erase and reprogram keys, but I get a no com message after trying to it, or I get a failed...
2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSE3EL9B
Hello all, need another brain on this one. I am getting code p2198 (2/1 stuck rich) on a regular basis after driving 50 to 100 miles and p2196 (1/1) intermittently. I find that on acceleration my fuel trim for both banks is around 25%st and on deceleration... Trouble codes: P2198, P2196 (B1S1 stuck rich)
2003 Infiniti G35 3.5L timing chain VIN: JNKCV51E83
i hope i can get some answers here please feel free to comment. a customer brought this vehicle to us for 150,000 mile service. we performed all but oil change as she had deal with another company for lesser rate. we replace plugs, cabin and air filter. an...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L noise VIN: 1J4GW48S51
Vehicle originally came in with check engine light on codes P00306 and P0300. Diagnosed as failed ignition coil. Replaced coil assembly along with spark plugs and fuel filter. Runs well no check engine light or codes. However there is a whining or whistlin...
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GN28KX8
hi evryone, we got this jeep in the shop with bad skipps on left bank, kinda strange sometimes on cyl 1 and cyl 3 sometimes cyl 3 and cyl 5 always skips cold, once warm skipps go away with restart? allways skipps under load. pulled pre cat o2 sensor and te... Trouble codes: P0300 (random multiple missfire)
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L Heating System VIN: 1C4BJWEG5C
This jeep was taken to the jeep dealer by the customer and they replaced the heater core the radiator and thermostat it works for 2 days and it go back to no heat. I remove all the antifreeze and vacuum the system and refill using the blue point vacuum too...
2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic 3.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86E76
Hello this is Duane we have a Mercedes it's a 2006 ML350 with a running issue we repaired a lot of problems with this vehicle,it had vacuum leaks it had bad spark plugs electrodes were misaligned and pointing off in different directions we repaired all tho... Trouble codes: P0305 (Miss fire cyl 5), P0300 (Miss fire)
2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 Bluetec 3.0L Cuts out, Cuts out VIN: 4JGCB25E59
Vehicle loses boost pressure when driving and goes into limp mode, happens around 3rd gear when accelerating. Smoke tested intake system, no leaks found. Removed the air filter to check for clog none found. Boost pressure with vehicle as it came in was 1942 hP... Trouble codes: P1239
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L steering VIN: WDBUF87X69
hi and thanks for any help. We have a 2009 Mercedes Benz that has an intermittent binding in the steering. We haven't been able to duplicate the problem. The customer has brought it in a few times for the problem but by the time he gets the car to us the p...
2011 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start VIN: 1N4AL2AP8B
Thank you everyone in advance for your help. If you have any ideas please share. I am stuck! I had this Nissan ALtima in a couple of weeks ago. Could not get it started up. It seemed like it was flooded. We cleaned the plugs blew out the cylinders and tr...
2010 Saab 9-3X 2.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD5BY1A
catalytic convertor failed -p0420.replace cat with the only one I could find for this all wheel drive saab-p0420 returned within 200 miles.no o2 sensor codes and scope good.I think aftermarket cat is weak as most are.customer loves car and wants to fix but I h... Trouble codes: P0420

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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G1JC5SH8C
The customer never brought the car back,i guess he is just driving it like that.sorry I don't have a fix or more info. thanks keith
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP40472
Sorry it took so long. General motors doesn't mind waiting on a ford product. Most everyone was right on track . The car had a dead battery... customer didn't want to buy a battery... just wanted to know why it wouldn't start! Borrowed a good battery from our ...
2007 Ford E-250 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24L47
Found that at time of start never had a prime signal to fuel pump control module as per customers request added ground thru a button to the fuel pump just to prime fuel system before starting up after start van runs fine. I feel that i would have to replace ec... Trouble codes: P0191.
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Door Locks VIN: 1HGFA16567
This vehicle was the remote start after all. Can not just pull fuses had to unplug and remove module. thanks for all that replied.
2008 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS58V08
The problem was the ecm, you all was right about the aftermarket repair.Found a ecm and fixed the vehicle.went through everything and come to the conclusion it was the ecm,just second guessed myself because they said ecm was good.90 dollars and about 3 hours o...
1995 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L ignition distributer VIN: 4T1SK12EXS
The moter for this vehicle was a transnplant. Turns out that the vehicle was a California Emmissions Vehicle and the Engine was from a Federal Emmisions vehicle. We installed a California Distributer in the vehicle. THis resolved the issue
2016 Toyota Prius Four 1.8L Rapid clicking/ ractheting noise from LF wheel VIN: JTDKARFU9G
Narrowing noise down to a certain area and was not happening in neutral or when vehicle geometry was changed concluded it was indeed a CV Axle failing. Installed new axle and test drove for a few miles with braking at 25-14 MPH going straight and heard no fur...
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