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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT43462
I can command the Air Injection Pump on with my Autel Mayisys and the Air Pump turns on. I tested fuse 107 50 amp Air Pump under the passenger carpet and its good. I tried a new Air Pump Relay from BMW and still no luck. The connector at the Air Pump is co... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
2008 BMW 328i 3.0L Radio VIN: WBAWB33558
Looking for some BMW assistance. Vehicle came in electrically dead. We replaced the dash fuse box behind the glove compartment and the battery cable end due to burnt connections on both. Everything works as it should with the exception of the sound system ...
2003 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4CW54K73
This Park Avenue has a vibration that is noticeable at idle and at highway speeds. It comes and goes on rhythm. It vibrates for 2 to 3 seconds then goes smooth for 2 to 3 seconds and so on. I can't think what would cause this pulsating type vibration. Any ...
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCFG15X14
Hi all i got this 04 express in here that the customer states that it intermittently will not start just cranks but then he said that he would spray either in intake and it would start up and stay running. Of course i get the van starts up every time. Chec...
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Misfire, shudder? VIN: 1GNSKCE03B
C/S when at 40-50 mph vehicle feels like it is skipping. test driven to verify customer complaint and found vehicle feels like it is driving on rough road during 2-3 & 3-4 shift. once at lockup speed and "hot",at light throttle, you can notice the vehicle ...
2012 Chevrolet Avalanche LS 5.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3GNMCEE02C
I'm stumped at this one. Came in last week for regular service. Spark plugs were replaced. Customer requested to clean the injectors due to noticing a slight lack of performance. 2 of his other vehicles recently had dirty fuel system so he figure he might ... Trouble codes: P219A
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMBU14T0G
Engine misfire at idle and when on the throttle. Alternator harness connector disconnected from the voltage regulator makes the missfire disappear. Tried two different Alternators on the vehicle... one reman. and one new one with no change. Checked power a... Trouble codes: 21 (ECT range), 25 (Knock sens.)
2011 Ford F-150 STX 3.7L No Start VIN: 1FTEX1CM1B
truck towed in as no start. no communication to ecm or tcm. can connect to abs,ipc,body control. cluster odo goes to dashes on mileage after 20 sec. no crank . have pulled 3 connectors on d/s kick panel all look good, power at fuse 27 in uhjb ( also pulled... Trouble codes: U0100, B10F1, B1310, P2301
2011 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L ac system VIN: 1FAHP2FW0B
Hi all.Have 2011 Tarus that will not cool very well.Have replaced comp.-drier-exp. valve.Pressures are strange-10 on low side and 120 on hi side.Vehicle had almost same pressures before parts replaced.Can add (in increments)up to 1 lb refrig.over charge(ho...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Lighting VIN: 1FTFW1EF3D
Hello! I have an F150 that I need some help with please. The customer complaint is that the lighting for the main controls panel for the radio and the hvac won't stay on during the daytime or a foggy day. I have compared this to another same year truck and...
2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Silent VIN: SAJEA03V93
This car was recently purchased by an existing customer. He brought it to me for a look over and mentioned that the Nav/Entertainment system was not responding to commands and there was no audio of any kind. I have very little experience with such problems...
2005 Jeep Liberty Limited 2.8L Timing Belt VIN: 1J4GL585X5
This Jeep came in overheating with Combustion Gases present in the cooling system. Removed head and found it was cracked and not repairable. Got a new head from Mopar and started going back together, get the timing belt on and try to rotate crankshaft with...
2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L sunroof VIN: 1C4PJMAK9C
Being as Jeep no longer sells the sunroof module, we had to replace it with a used one. Now the only code is for a vin mismatch. The roof will not operate even though all the switches operate as seen through the scanner, We took it to Jeep and they said th...
2013 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.4L no power VIN: 1C4NJRBB0D
It has a new coil on #3, no codes, fuel press and compression good. here is the kicker. on scanner base timing is -48 degrees, exhaust cam is 121.7 degrees actual and 121.3 desired. Intake cam is 119.7 actual and 120.1 desired at idle. Correct me if i am w...
2006 Lexus GX470 4.7L Suspension VIN: JTJBT20X96
Vehicle has rear air suspension,Air suspension drops overnight in the normal position only,Ie you put it in the high position it will hold its level,Put it in normal position it bleeds down. Any Ideas? Do not think the air springs are an issue due to the f...
2010 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3ER4WL0A
On a cold start b1s1 reading around.031ma after 30 or so seconds of running the ma jump up to .450ma and the code triggers p0134, key on engine off data for b1s1 is about .450ma any help with this problem would be great or if anybody has ever seen this pro... Trouble codes: P0134 (A/f sensor no activity)
2010 Mercedes-Benz S550 4Matic 5.5L Abs VIN: WDDNG8GB0A
Customer drove in with a collapsed L/F airmatic strut. We replaced the strut with an Arnot reman. Had to replace the related control arm as it would not separate from the strut. Ride height came back to normal. Wheel alignment was performed. All was good f...
2013 Nissan Titan S 5.6L No Start VIN: 1N6AA0EC7D
vehicle brought to us by a local used car dealer so no vehicle history this truck will intermittently not start more often than not. However when it starts it starts right up and runs great another shop attempted to fix this one and gave up after putting s...
2003 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L No Start, start stall VIN: 1G3NK12F73
Hi guys, I'm trying to help out a buddy at another shop. Has this intermittent start/stall. He replace the pass-lock sensor, did the re-learn. Car came back the next week, had same start/stall. Replace sensor again(GM Parts)you guessed it, same thing. Then...
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.8L Top Not Fuctioning VIN: WP0CB2A92D
Hello Porsche Techs, We have a convertible top malfunction and we have codes related to the issue but no information in Alldata, Identifix and we can't gain access to the factory information we have tried for hours. The factory web site doesn't recognize t... Trouble codes: C1209, 80170
1995 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L cooling system VIN: JT3AC24S1S
Vehicle concern: Engine runs hot (3/4 gauge or more) when driving with A/C on. No engine overheat with A/c off. Cooling system is clean, no restrictions, no leaks. New thermostat for good measure. A/c pressures reach 400 psi high side and 50-60 within 1-2 ...
2003 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BK12U53
Help all Toyota hybrid techs! Trying to help this guy out. Car came in with a complaint that the hybrid battery warning light came on and vehicle seemed to go into limp home mode and had very little power backing up. she shut it off and re started it-= it ... Trouble codes: P3000 (Battery control system)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L No Start VIN: ZARBA5419G
after checking grounds relays power etc found that the fuel control module is missing . customer gonna have to buy a module .
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L transfer cas VIN: 5UXZV4C55C
Sorry for the late close. I actually got to go on a real vacation for 1 week and then it was another week before the customer could bring the vehicle back. Several replies said check tire size (which I already had) and all were same brand, size and very simila...
2012 BMW 528i 2.0L MIL Lamp on, low power VIN: WBAXG5C52C
Thanks to all the replies, I followed the trail crumbs and found debris in the filter housing. We sent it off to BMW for further repairs Trouble codes: 12040, 16404.
1959 Cadillac Series 62 6.4L master cylinder
It seems that the piston stays with the booster. There seems to be 2 kits to redo the master cylinder. One has all the rubber parts involved and the other has the rubber parts along with a new cylinder housing. The only way to get the piston is to get the boos...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B3HD46R2Y
thanks to all who responded...an OEM egr did the trick...new one came with a restrictor plate attached...hmmmmm? Trouble codes: P0405 (Egr system low voltage).
2004 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L Shift Solonoids VIN: 1D4GP25B14
Ok, here is what we found.The solenoid pack had an open circuit on the 2-4 solenoid that started as a short which took out the trans relay power supply driver {PCM}and fried the ground in the TIPM. We replaced the solenoid assembly,the pcm and ran an external ...
1988 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDLF47M5J
I had my tech read all the replies and he went through the list. He found air bubbles from the fuel pump so we ordered a new fuel pump and fuel filter. Replaced both and bled system. Truck fired right up and he took it down the road on his return diesel was sm...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Readiness monitors VIN: 1FTRF18L31
I'm not one to blame the computer, but absolutely everything else on this vehicle checks out. A replacement has been ordered (cheap enough, only about $130). We will see how it goes! Trouble codes: P1000 (Monitor Testing Not Complete).
2012 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Ipc VIN: 6FPAAAJGAT
Ready to be amazed like I was? She took it to Ford and basically because of the battery replacement, the radio lost it's presets. That's it, radio needed it's presets and now is fixed.
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L compressor VIN: 1FADP3F2XE
The vehicle is sold now. Buyer is going to take it to a shop that has a machine to charge it correctly.Thanks for everyone`s input on this one. I think that is what my problem is with it now. I ran into this on a mercedes a few weeks ago. Mario, I was using a...
2007 Jeep Wrangler X 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA24157
Thanks for the replies. The issue was resolved by replacing the after market flywheel with an OEM unit. I am quickly turning towards becoming a shop that insists on only using OEM parts. Trouble codes: P0300.
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L starter VIN: WDBWK58F49
it seems that the linkage got damaged when hit and the shifter had to be adjusted the linkage was off and then had to relearn the shifter position to the car all is well other than all the bodywork. car starts and runs. I was under the impression that it was a...
2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 4.6L Turbo VIN: WDDNG7DB2C
We haven't fixed this car yet. We plan on checking the oil filter housing to see if anything is coming a part in the engine internally. Then we are thinking of dropping the engine out of the car and doing some exploratory surgery on the right hand side of the ...
1993 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK11E2P
Sorry for taking so long to respond, and thanks to all of you for taking the time to view my request and offer your help. The fix was a new DISTRIBUTOR. As some of you suggested, I checked the PIDS for the RPM and ECT, while cranking and they were normal, I go...
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