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2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L engine VIN: 1G6DG57729
Original engine had typical timing chain/cam issues so it was replaced with this used engine. The original engine ran, but had 150k miles and had multiple cam/crank timing faults. It was smooth, and had no vibration beforehand. The replacement engine runs ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall, Loses the fuel prime VIN: 1GBJK39225
Right after a head gasket job done on the right side head only the truck loses its prime and won't start until you pump the primer pump up. Then it dies shortly after it runs for a minute or so. Then you have to prime it again and again to idle. We replace...
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Differential VIN: 1GNDT13S27
Customer brought the Trailblazer in complaining
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Unknown VIN: 2GCEK13318
Vehicle came in running rough and chugging. Has 7 DTCs: p0101, p0121, p0172, p0300, p1101, p2119. It honestly runs like it has a vacuum leak, i have sprayed the intake, smoked the intake, checked the snorkel. Driving it with the scanner on it i cant see an...
2009 Chevrolet Colorado WT 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT19949
Vehicle was brought in a few months back with p0017 code that would return immediately after being cleared. Another tech was working on it and noticed that the cam timing solenoid looked new. It was a dorman part and he tried an AC delco solenoid and code ... Trouble codes: P0017 (Exhaust camshaft - crankshaft correlation)
2014 Chevrolet Camaro LS 3.6L Cuts out VIN: 2G1FA1E36E
I have a similar vehicle. I can compare data recordings. switch sensors etc. This vehicle acts like it was running out of gas high, pressure fuel is 1200+ Spark plugs are fouled, short and long term trims near 20, 02 readings drop to near o. Cold it runs a... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crank Cam not plausable), P0017 (Crank Cam not plausable), P0018 (Crank Cam not plausable), P0019 (Crank Cam not plausable), P0097 (Intake air temp sensor 2 low voltage), P00F4
2007 Chrysler Aspen Limited 5.7L navigation VIN: 1A8HW58277
We are a GM dealer. Sales dept sold this Aspen and the Navigation part of the radio does not work. Radio displays "Error reading DVD-ROM" "Please check the disc." Sales ordered a new Nav disc. Still has same message. So then they ordered a used radio. That...
1995 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7KF26Z1S
Hello everyone, we have a real head scratcher on our hands. Customer dropped his truck off to us stating that there was erratic idle and spark knock. First found the TPS was faulty when water was sprayed on the sensor. Installed new sensor and test drove, ...
2007 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Misfire
Question for you WiTech Gurus. About a month ago I had a garage call me and ask me to bring my WiTech setup because the had a Dodge Caliper that was setting a misfire code when no misfire could be found or felt. They had called the Identifix hotline and we... Trouble codes: P0300
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no power/boost VIN: 1FDAF56P63
We have verified everything we can on this truck. PCM has been updated to the latest calibration, absolutely no exhaust leaks, EGR valve is working as designed, MAP sensor is good and verified operation on scan data when applying pressure. MAP agrees with ... Trouble codes: P132A
2009 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L abs module VIN: 1FTPW12V99
Thanks for your help. Any pointers about this seemingly simple problem would be greatly appreciated. This F-150 came in with ABS brake light / traction control lights on. Ran a scan and pulled C1300 (pump motor circuit). Verified that the ABS module was th...
2014 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L touch screen VIN: 1FM5K8D8XE
I am not familiar with touch screens, let that be known. The issue this one has is: No matter where you touch, NOTHING happens. There is no control for radio, heat, phone- The only way to make anything work is by the steering wheel control. The vehicle has...
2010 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Hard to steer VIN: 2CTALBEW2A
Electric Power Steering control module Code C0800-03 Control module power circuit low voltage That code is not present all time. It happened after the SUV had been driven for at least 30 min. Symptom is hard to steer AND then suddenly GOES to normal. We di...
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L abs VIN: WMWML33599
Customer just purchased this vehicle at auction. It has many codes D13A,D36A,D36B,D36C,5E31,5DB2,5DB3,5DB4. I can not find and test procedures on line, through all data or my snap on scanner. I have no steering angle data, Yaw rate, lateral accel sensor or...
2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Fuel Gauge inacurate VIN: 1N4AL11D85
Well hello again. This 2006 Altima's fuel gauge is not working properly. After fueling up fuel gauge will not start to move until about after 180 miles of being driven. Fuel pump module has been replaced and I was about to call it a defective and replace i...
2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL21EX7
First of all thank you all for the help. This car came in for a ck engine light scanned car for codes po420 so I went to start it and it jumped timing. So I put a new head ,timing chain and gears on the car would not start(just 1 spark ) no injector pulse ... Trouble codes: P0335
2016 Ram 3500 Tradesman 6.7L Display VIN: 3C63R3GL7G
Will show (4 WD shift in Progress) on the info screen wile driving. It starts out, Cold start up start driving after 10 or 15 miles it will start turning on and off. This happens randomly no set amount of time between on and off, never seems to be on more ...
2005 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JF1GD66565
When vehicle is acting up, the injector pulse goes to over 15-18ms. Fuel pressure starts going a little crazy, but drops out totally. Getting good volume and pressure in the bay. Any ideas?
2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start VIN: JTEHF21A73
Towed in as no start. Observed new battery, tried to start. No starting, NO check engine lamp during ignition on. No communication with ECU. All other modules responding. Verified 5.0v output to TPS, nothing. Verified power at E5 pin 1 & 2, verified ground... Trouble codes: P0120 (TP sensor circuit A malfunction), B2796 (No Communication Immobilizer)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAAR3348Y
there was a water in the left side engine compartment fuse and modules box clean and dry the connectors and that solved my communication problem , smoked tested it found the the lower oil dipstick completely gone causing a lean mixture, install new seal and th...
2015 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L Engine VIN: 1C3CCCAB4F
My thanks to all that helped out. It was the Thermostat, It was a pain. I waited to hear from the boy to make sure all is well. Patience is definitely needed when changing one of these. The bracket from the intake plenum to head was already gone. Also found an...
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on, Lean p0171 VIN: JHMFA362X7
Thanks to all that offered help! This one needed its injectors cleaned- one had reduced flow of over 13%!! fuel trims dropped way down ( I would have liked to see 0 but...)Thanks, Greg Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean).
2008 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L Battery light VIN: 5FNRL38448
Found viable information I wished to see with a little research. I recommend all you tech's download this PDF and keep it in your toolbox for reference, very informative and helpful. I believe all is good. If our customer comes back for this issue again , I s...
2012 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4PJMAKXC
I am still fighting with this one, I used the information of the map sensor voltage, it was high, 1.7 to 1.9 at idle, smoke test of intake , compression test all normal, ran vehicle with a vacuum gauge, appears lower than normal (16in of vacuum), ran vehicle ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0175.
1998 Pontiac Trans Sport Montana 3.4L ABS System VIN: 1GMDX03E3W
Sorry for the delay in posting a fix. I should have mentioned that this is my own vehicle, so it takes a back seat to everyone else's. Thanks so much to everyone who took time and mental energy to reply. It was suggested that I replace the wheel bearings but w...
2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VW3L7AJXE
After driving for a few days the customer said the code cleared itself. This TDI does not use DEF so it cannot be related to that. I never did get a definite definition of the code. Trouble codes: P2BA6.
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