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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Transmission/Transer Case VIN: 5UXFE83518
Vehicle came in with AWD fault, failsafe mode. The shifter would randomly go back into park, and you can hear the interlock in the gear selector randomly clicking on and off. We found water in the front floor, primarily drivers side, but also wet on the pa...
2009 BMW 750Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAKB83519
Hi all I have this Beamer that came back. The problem that I have is misfire on cylinders 5and 6. Injectors cut out. I can’t seem to find what the DME is seeing why it’s cutting the injectors out. Compression is 165psi on all on the left side. I swapped co... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5 injection cut out), P0306 (Misfire cylinder 6 injection cut out), P15E4, P15CD
2013 Buick LaCrosse 3.6L control panel VIN: 1G4GJ5E35D
This Buick has a center control panel for the hvac and radio. All controls are inop and there is no power coming into the panel. There is a control module behind the control panel with multiple color coded connectors and there is power to this module. ...
2014 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L shift interlock VIN: 1C3CDZAB0E
This vehicle does not come out of park unless you use the manual override at the cupholder. It does have code C1000, and the scanner does not show any change to brake switch status, though the brake lights do function (separate circuit). Testing has led me...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 4.9L Engine Performance VIN: 1FTDE14Y7M
The Van was towed in from another shop, complaint was Hesitation on acceleration . Distributor, Coil, wires and plugs were replaced. we thought how hard would it be to find the problem on a 91 Ford with 4.9L... my first steps were to check TPS, EGR, Inject...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs VIN: 1FTDX1762V
The brake pedal on this truck pulsates really bad. I have never encountered a brake pedal that travels about an inch or more as it pulsates. This truck has rear abs. I disconnected the differential speed sensor, test drove it and same issue. I disconnected...
2008 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71V88
I have this 2008 police car with no a.c. We started from scratch. reclaimed a.c. and charged to make sure it had the correct amount of R134. The a.c. relay has power on the control side and the amperage side but no ground from the computer to engage. I can...
2009 Ford Flex Limited 3.5L brakes
this car came in with a soft brake pedal on the first initial apply. Seems like it better once its pumped then after you wait a few minutes to apply again goes down quite a ways. I have blocked off all four wheels with no positive effect also have bled wit...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Abs
2004 Pilot, recent brakes including new rotors and caliper overhaul. Recently as the car comes within a few feet of stopping under normal to moderate braking the ABS kicks in but otherwise stops OK. No codes, tone rings and sensors look clean/undamaged.
2006 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Back of vehicle
Hello everyone, my thanks to everyone that reads this and replies. My apology for not having the V.I.N., its my daughter and son-in-law's vehicle. I only get to see it when there's a problem and my daughter wants me to look at it. Which was about a week ag...
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Flywheel VIN: 1J4GA39197
Hi everyone, I am looking for anyone with information on whether or not the flywheel on Chrysler/Jeep products needs to be indexed to the crank. This Jeep, a 2007 Wrangler Unlimited with a 3.8L and 6 speed manual, is having a reman engine installed and I a...
2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Set Light VIN: KNDJC73508
Car came in to shop with green SET light on on instrument panel whenever car is running. Cruise control works normal. We unplugged all connections at steering column with no change. Removed instrument cluster to check for moisture. None present. There are ...
2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WDBRF52H27
Ok so this car idle is perfect and start up good too, the problem is when you accelerate and engine loses power like its not getting enough fuel of the exhaust is clogged but the fuel pressure is 55 psi and exhaust back pressure is good too? also when you ... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire), P0627 (fuel pump A control circuit)
2010 Mercedes-Benz C250 4Matic 2.5L axles VIN: WDDGF8FB5A
Dear Mb Guys: The Customer complain was: Suddenly car had a bad wobble, between 5 miles to 45 miles. We wanted to go for a test drive, but wobble was so bad in parking lot that we were afraid a wheel will fall off. Okay, put car on hoist, wheels, hubs e...
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WMWMF33588
this mini is a normal cooper, non s 1.6 dohc port fuel injected motor. after the car runs for a while and warms up it runs rough especially coming to a stop, it runs very rough for a second then smooths out. we have changed plugs, changed coils and swapped... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0300 (Random misfire)
1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass S 5.7L alternater
any old timers out there...I have an olds that I just cant get a grip on...came in not charging...owner said all original(1972)replace both alt and reg...now overcharging and red light on when in gear...several regs later got the correct one and it charges...
2007 Suzuki Forenza 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on, High Idle VIN: KL5JD56Z97
After the car warms up to operating temperature the idle climbs if your above 2000 rpm and you push in the clutch. It is acting like cruise control is stuck and climbing. (It doesn't have cruise) If I reset codes it doesn't do it for about 10 miles. Then k... Trouble codes: P0341 (Camshaft Position Sensor Description)
2008 Volkswagen Passat VR6 3.6L front end VIN: WVWDU93C68
Hello,I have this 2008 4Motion Passat with a rumble in the front end at highway speeds.To get it to rumble you go about 40mph or more and turn the wheel to the left just a little bit and it will rumble just like you are diving on a rumble strip. To me initial...
2010 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WVGBV7AX0A
This car was dropped off with CEL on. Had misfire code for all cylinders , P0506 & P2187 stored in computer memory. The engine would start but ran rough for about 10 to 15 seconds & than smooth out after accelerating slightly. According to VW TSB for crank...
2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Everything VIN: YV1RS64A24
HI all, Looking for some help from a volvo expert out there. I have a nightmare with this volvo s60. It is my personal car that I love and is in great shape. It has a slight jerk when coming to a stop sometimes. I drained the trans fluid and replaced and i...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Chevrolet Corvette 40th Anniversary Edition 5.7L Cruise control VIN: 1G1YY23P6P
Wow! Thank you all so much for your input. After going 15 rounds it's fixed. I did go through all of the suggestions and test you all had and came up empty. As much as I hate to say it, I through a module at it and that is what fixed it. It was a heat sensitiv...
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Power steering VIN: 1FTPW14558
First and foremost thank you to everyone who replied, looks like boss was right about it not needing a rack. We talked to the customer and prepared to do the rack replacement as a worst case scenario, and naturally checked the steering shaft u-joints as the fi...
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Starting VIN: WDBUF56J76
Well it turned out the car just need a new key and EIS module, install it and programmed it and all is well thank for all your help.
2006 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L level control VIN: WDBPJ75J66
Thank you all for the great reply's. Pump pressure was just to erratic and pressure would drop below 100bar. Installed reman pump as new are over $2k. Symptom is gone and the vehicle even feels better while driving down the road. Thanks again...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L overheated output connections VIN: JTDKB20U07
I replaced the relays cleaned and re-insulted the cable ends and the car has been driven numerous miles and many times with no problems or codes. I made sure this time I tightened the nuts plenty tight .. as tight as I think a nut on a 5mm stud can take. So ...
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