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2012 Acura MDX 3.7L Starting VIN: 2HNYD2H62C
Really I just want to see what you guys are considering normal battery drain these days. This particular vehicle has 57mA. 15 years ago I'd say 35mA was the max I'd like to see. As of the last 5 years I've upped that guideline to 50mA. Over the past ye...
2009 BMW 528i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBANU53549
This BMW has been with us for awhile now. Customer has complained that the vehicle is not safe to drive (due to 3 cylinders misfiring) , poor performance and issues with the vehicle shaking. Scanned vehicle and Misfire, Vanos and Catalytic Converter Codes ... Trouble codes: 29CD, 29CF, 29CE, 29CC, 29F4, 29F5
2009 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBAPT73509
Transmission will drop out of gear during hard acceleration. Can move shifter back into drive and continue driving. After a few occurences, 4x4 and DSC malfunction will come up in dash. Only code is a 55C3 AWD limp-home control activated. Research points t...
1992 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G4HP53L8N
1- The lock cylinder "chip" is the correct resistance, it matches the resistance of the original key. 2- We can jump the fuel pump but we still do not have injector pulse. 3- It will stay running on some type of flammable liquid. 4- The theft deterrent module ...
1993 Chevrolet Camaro 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1FP22S6P
customer wants to have his vehicle smog test, but check engine light is on all the time, also cooling fan comes on as soon the engine starts and runs. tried to access for codes with the scanner, snap on, tech2 and autel, no one has communication with the c...
1998 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDM19W3W
Hi guys need a little help had this astro towed in for no start we replaced the crank sensor to fix that problem now intermittently the van will fall on its face and or stall when accelerating or idleing the map and tps sensors are new also new map connect...
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L BrKES VIN: 1GCZGFBA9A
Greetings from Newfoundland,need some help on this van.Preformed inspection non this van and found l/f caliper sticking.Replaced this one and serviced the rest.On a road test got a smell of burning brakes,found r/f seized as well so this was replaced.Now w...
2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU9HX0D
We followed the OE (HP) test sequence. Replaced low pressure sensor due to TSB, no change but didnt expect one. High pressure is around 125psi at idle, (rail pressure sensor at.65v).(seldom reaches higher). very long crank time. desired FRP is 650psi One t... Trouble codes: P0087
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.2L Instrument Cluster VIN: 1FT7W2B64F
Very intermittently the Tach and Speedometer and all gauges except fuel will drop to Zero, most all warning lamps will light, errors in message center ( engine over temp,check brakes, Service advance trak,and wrench) . lasted about 5 seconds while driving ...
1998 Infiniti QX4 3.3L will not start VIN: JNRAR05Y0W
Vehicle was towed in for a no start. The timing belt tensioner failed and it jumped time. Installed a new timing belt, tensioner, and water pump. Had a little bit of a rough idle, checked the plugs and it had autolites in it. replaced them with ngks and it ran...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Starting VIN: WDBUF56J76
ok so car came in with the key not turning so I had a locksmith come over and try to program the key, he took apart the key module and soldered a conector to the circuit board and programmed something? Then he reinstalled the module and he turned the key a...
2001 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4DL01A91
I replaced this distributor once and it drove good. Then it came back and it has a no start condition and seems to be the same thing, has anyone had to put multiple distributors in these cars? wave form test look good and power and grounds too. Could somet... Trouble codes: P0300
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FH41U97
If code and history is cleared long term trim is at 0 % . Short term is at 25% . After running at idle for aooox. 5 minutes short term will come down to 0%. Drive the car 1/4 mile short trim will go to +7% long term will start climbing to appox. + 10% and shor... Trouble codes: P2187 (Bank 1 Lean)
2005 Toyota Matrix 1.8L abs VIN: 2T1LR32E05
This one has got me stumped. I had to replace the Rt. Rr hub bearing due to noise. Everything was rusted so bad from being a northern car that I put an LKQ Rt. Rr knuckle in. I replaced the hub bearing assembly with new. The ABS sensor that came with it was ba...
2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWTK49M97
Getting killed by this VW Radio is in lock mode. I can not find radio tag. I have removed the stereo and called VW with VIN and numbers on radio. With all numbers given from radio dealer can not find code. They are asking for a number STAMPED into the p...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBXPA93474
Sorry Guys but I sent this one home with out fixing the problem. However I am thinking that its the torque converter as Marios [...] suggested. The PCV system seems to be fine and and the car is not skipping. Its doing a coughing type of stumble not consist...
2009 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GAEV23D89
i would like to thank everyone for there help it turn out that the exhaust cam gear and a shim per the tsb for this problem Trouble codes: P0017.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L CD manifold, MAF, EVAP VIN: 1GCEK24089
I'm pretty sure the original short in the CD manifold (VLOM) cause an overload in the circuit of fuse #4 which also caused the EVAP and MAF codes, the fuse wasn't blown but it was melted and discolored. As for the P0300 code, it certainly could be mechanical, ...
2016 Chevrolet Spark EV LT .0L timing VIN: KL8CB6SA7G
thanks to all for your time. The company who do the head didn't check for valve leak, all 4 intake valve was leaking. know I take the head back to them as a complain and they're going to take care of it. your help was really helpful. compression test was 125 b...
2006 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Fuel in oil VIN: 1FDAF56P46
Hi There, We checked all the seals and they all seemed fine but replaced them as long as it was apart. It ended up being the injectors that were leaking under low pressure into the oil. Thanks Mike Trouble codes: P2290 (Injector control pressure).
2011 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSE3EL9B
Hello Guys, First off, thank you all for taking the time to respond. The problem is fixed! the more and more i looked at the data the more it reminded me of a failed VW MAF so i went ahead and replaced the MAF sensor. Fuel Trims and data responded correctly on... Trouble codes: P2198, P2196 (B1S1 stuck rich).
2010 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Collision Repair VIN: 2CTALEEW1A
thank you guys jeff [...] you was right on it you cannot swap from 1 car two 1 put a new 1 fixes it
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S 1.6L Integration level VIN: WMWZC3C5XC
Ok Guys, its fixed and gone. The integration level was supplied by BMW. It decided to program the whole car. That being said its a good thing I had nothing to do for almost 75 hrs worth of programing. The BO module took 36 hrs to program. According to BMW... Trouble codes: 94015 (Integration level plant and actual failed to read).
1999 Mitsubishi Montero Sport LS 3.0L Surge, Idles high VIN: JA4LS31H6X
Well the beast is finally fixed. I found no signals coming to the idle control motor. I load tested all the signal wires. There is 4 of them. The two center wires of the iac connector should have battery voltage while the 4 corner wires should have a signal go...
2006 Mitsubishi Outlander LS 2.4L High Pressure side VIN: JA4LZ31F26
Tested fans with direct jumper wire both good,ordered Fan control unit, as had power to fan controller, none out to fans. New fan controller, now fans on charging resumed normally.Thanks for everyone telling to check fans. Now have low side 29 and hi side 200 ...
2016 Nissan Altima S 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL3AP7G
Thanks for all the replies, especially the first Nissan Technician who was dead on. We had the PCV replaced and the A/F twice, the dealer also did update the software. We are going to a different dealer with this TSB and hopefully they do all of the bulletin. ... Trouble codes: P015B, P015A, P014D, P014C.
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2983X
Thank you to all that offered advice. We finally found the culprit for the intake leak. It turned out to be a bad brake booster. Difficult to find when we were focusing our efforts on the other end of the car. Turned out the cowl drains were plugged and ruined... Trouble codes: P1123, P1123.
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