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2012 Acura TL SH-AWD 3.7L steering assist VIN: 19UUA9F75C
Vehicle driven thru HUGE puddle now no Power steering assist DTC 33-01 will not clear checked the 70 amp fusible linkage that is good appreciate some guidance Thanks Joe
2011 Buick LaCrosse CXL 2.4L Hesitation VIN: 1G4GC5EC0B
Good evening folks, have this 2011 Buick Lacrosse CLX 2.4, and it has been giving me sleepless nights. The 2011 seems to what I think is a dead spot as throttle comes off idle, after getting out base idle vehicle works perfectly ( but after two drive cycle... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Preformance)
2008 Chevrolet Express 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFG15488
Vehicle has been in several times for P1153 code. Replaced the upstream and downstream oxygen sensors. Light was off for a couple days, but came back on for same code. Sent to GM dealership and had the ECM reflashed. Light was off for about a week. Now bac... Trouble codes: P1153 (Insufficient Switching Bank 2 Sensor 1)
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L Dash Guages, Battery VIN: 2C4GP54L65
Hello and thanks for your help. The owner of this one has been having to jump the battery every couple days for about a week. He says it runs okay but battery is dead after a couple days of driving. (Pretty sure his kids drive it every day) Checked the alt...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N62
This about my fifth time looking at this concern. Customer states he should park a trailer across the street. Very funny. It will idle fine for days and then intermittently become unstable at idle and then stall, sometimes. No codes, ever. Never seems to m...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HE42N06
multiple local shops have looked at this and a number of o2 sensor's installed along with new y-pipe with converters and still same code p0135 only Trouble codes: P0135
2012 Fiat 500 Pop 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3CFFAR7C
Wondering if antbody has attempted a reflash in the pcm on one if theses vehicles with j2534 pass through. Also were you succesful thanks. Trouble codes: P1980, P0160
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW20F3Y
truck came in as no start, no codes could watch ipc only build to roughly 200 psi when cranking with ipr at 55%. checked o-rings on ipr were ok, took valve apart to check pins and they were free. reinstalled ipr. truck started and ran for approx. 20 minute...
2006 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24W06
dropped off for tuneup,customer said it was running rough,and he did not recall how long since plug change.I pulled all plugs,did a compression test,replaced plugs& blocked fuel filter(lean code).took it for road test with hand held scan tool watching read... Trouble codes: 0171 (lean bank 1), P0174, P2271, 0355 (p0356-), P0356
2010 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNF1EV5A
Truck has a rough idle (shake) once the idle comes down to normal after starting. It feels like a misfire but will drive fine and it is not throwing any fault codes. Vacuum is steady at 20". Mode6 does not show any misfires on any cylinders. Camshaft angle...
2008 GMC W3500 Forward W3S042 6.0L Pressurized cooling system VIN: 4KDB4B1UX8
Truck shut down on owner while they were driving it, they pulled over and called a tow truck and had truck towed to shop. Inspection found that the coolant reservoir was empty and the check engine light was on. Pulled codes and found Catalytic converter ef...
2012 Hyundai Veloster 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHTC6AD5C
I have A Hyundai VELOSTER that is driving me crazy with this P2191 lean under load fault. It is the only fault it is setting. As breif as possible: came out of no where one day about 6mths ago(was on off at first then stayed on. Always used quality fu... Trouble codes: P2191 (Bank 1 lean under load)
1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L struts VIN: JT8BF22G2V
This 1997 Lexus has the electronic adjustable suspension. All struts are leaking and was wondering has anyone replace the struts with the standard units and did it cause any problem. It appears the mount are the same and we would leave the wires disconnect...
2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Code Message VIN: WDBJF65J72
Vehicle was dead when arrived. Installed battery and radio has code message. Checked owners manual and talked to customer and no code was found.
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Speed sensors VIN: 4JGBF2FE8A
Hello to all, this rig had a code for the right rear speed sensor(U140B00), scanning data showed no signal from sensor. Replaced sensor and signal good.Came back with code for right rear again but this time a code for the left rear speed sensor also(U140C0...
2011 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L trunk release switch VIN: WDBSK7BA5B
we got the vehicle with the trunk release switch by the door panel drivers side stay on, warning the driver that the trunk is open.. verify that the trunk was fully close, and feels that the trunk has slight play when pushing down.. i adjust the trunk bump...
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Bluetec 4Matic 3.0L Low side pressure high VIN: 4JGDA2EB8C
Hi Guys; This ML350 Bluetech came in with the AC blowing warm. Customer stated that he had replaced the high side pressure hose a couple months ago after it blew (hum). He is an AP mechanic so I figured he had some knowledge of how things work. He said he evac...
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33568
Hello fellow Techs! I am hoping someone can help me figure out this Mini that doesn't seem to like me. It came in with the complaint of over-heating & the MIL on. The cooling fan was not running & I found codes 2b55 for the MAF sensor as well as 2845 for Vanos... Trouble codes: 2842 (Exhaust Vanos Activation)
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L runs fine VIN: 1N6AA07BX4
Cannot get o2 moniter to set, even after several drive cycles, no fault codes, no pending fault codes. I suspect there may be a reflash pertaining. I did replace the drivers rear 02 sensor, activity was very lazy compared to the passenger rear o2. Trouble codes: N0NE
2014 Nissan Altima S 2.5L I Key VIN: 1N4AL3APXE
This car has a number of problems. First it is not charging. The Alt fuse is good and there is power to the big wire on the alternator. When I jump it, it starts and there is no display on the dash. Sometimes it says no key is detected, other times it says...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L litronic hid lights VIN: WP0CA29921
customer came in with no low beam on right side. all other lights worked. bulb looked good so i replaced ballast. light worked properly. customer left, but returned next day with light out again. bulb looked ok still but i tried a new bulb. light still ino...
2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BRBGC6B
vehicle came in for check engine light. found code p1153 o2 circuit range performance too high. replaced air fuel sensor. no change. replaced ecm after checking wires from air fuel sensor to ecm. wires were good. replaced both head ground cables due to cor... Trouble codes: P0171
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L e parking brake VIN: 4S4BSAEC0F
hi iatn menbers, I just did the rear brake job on this vehicle. Follow the procedure on the modis after the brake completed.. I checked the e parking brake by turn it on and of (5) times, but the e parking brake will not release. Does this need to reset if...
2009 Toyota Venza 3.5L VSC system VIN: 4T3ZK11A59
Hello everyone, Installed a New Steering Column now we have a VSC light that won't reset. Found fault code C1231 Steering Angle Sensor circuit malfunction. We have tested the steering angle sensor for power and grounds. It has power to pin 5 & 6 and ground...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2009 Buick Lucerne CX 3.9L traction controll VIN: 1G4HP57129
Thanks to all who responded to my help request,and please accept my apologies on not closing this request sooner, the customer did not have the funds to fix the vehicle until may 10th. the wiring harness was the fault,we replaced it with a factory part and al...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHK29617
Thanks guys. After spending several hours testing circuits and cleaning connections, I found a broken wire near the X109 connector. It is located under the hood on the left inner fender. I spliced the wire and everything works as it should. Trouble codes: U1041 (Loss of Ebcm communication), U0140 (Lost communication with Bcm).
2006 Dodge Durango Limited 5.7L Belt Drive VIN: 1D8HB58206
Thanks for all the responses. In the end I ordered an OEM belt from the dealer and it fixed the noise. I cannot explain it as the Gates belt already on there appeared to be identical in length design etc. I did notice that the OEM belt felt a little stiffer th...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW31P56
Thanks for all the input guys! The fix on this one turned out to be the MAF. We did wind up ordering a new one and installing just as a test. The airflow reading during a WOT sprint with the OLD MAF was about 300g/s, the NEW MAF would get up to around 425g/... Trouble codes: P0402 (EGR excessive flow).
2013 Jaguar XK 5.0L Windshield Washer VIN: SAJWA4FB9D
Well, The customer sold the car before we were able to go deeper into the system. We suspect a ground Issue. Thanks to all that helped.
2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3.8L anti theft light VIN: 1J4FA54138
Thanks to all that replied. Tried all the suggestions except reconfigure the skim. I needed a PIN number to access the module and the dealer needed proff of ownership before releasing the number.The Jeep has an air bag recall so when it goes back for it then t...
2011 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SALSH2E4XB
Thank you for all of the replies. It all came down to the basics, I ended up doing a compression test on bank 2. Cylinder #8 100% leakage, scoped it and found burned spot in piston and a small hole on the edge of piston. We are tearing it down now to verify bu... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304 (p0305-), P0305, P0306 (testing and results).
2012 Mazda 3 i 2.0L tarnsmission engaement VIN: JM1BL1W79C
This vehicle will require a transmission We had the tcm reflashed at Mazda and got rid of some of the issues, but the transmission has no fifth gear
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3FD49YX6
2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L No Start VIN: 9BWDE61J15
All right let me first apologize for closing this without a confirmed fix. It looks like this golf will need a new PCM which I am unsure when the repair facility will replace PCM. So I goofed in the update. I mentioned that the fuses were not getting power....
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