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2010 BMW 320i 2.0L Steering
Customer parked the car for about 2 hours. After that the steering was locked and the battery was flat. Fitted new battery and scanned the car DME error 2FD9 interface EWS (immobiliser ) DME; CAS error A114 line fault, el, steering lock. The errors cannot ...
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Auto door locks VIN: 1G1YY24U65
Customer states that the Auto door lock/unlock feature is intermittently not working properly, I Was able to duplicate concern several times. When shifter is put in gear doors will lock normally as designed but when shifted back into park doors will still ...
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L Surge
P0101 code set after 30 min driving car loses power like if the fuel pump was bad. It happens only when driving after 60 mpr. Erase the code and the car can go for another 30 min till the code sets . On the live data there is a maf gs/sec 25.32 maf htz 482...
2009 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L abs VIN: 3D4GG57V69
Ok this thing keeps setting code c107c brake pedal switch 1/2 stuck, replaced switch and check wiring everything looks good and brake light work when you press the pedal, clear the code and the light comes back on, looked at pedal assembly for second switc...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Battery goes dead VIN: 1FTPW12514
TIA. This vehicle came in after the customer replaced the battery twice in one month. They stated the battery died, so they replaced it. When it went dead again a couple of weeks later they replaced it again, thinking they got a bad battery. This is a well...
2009 Honda Accord LX 2.4L long cranking time
stars up good the first time then drive the car for 10 minutes let it sit for about 5 minutes then second or third time i start the car cranks for about 4 to 5 seconds then starts and sets code p0339 two more start ups check engine light goes of..
2015 Kia Optima Hybrid LX 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGM4ADXF
vehicle for about a mile then looses power, chevk engine light comes on and says check hybrid system pull over and turn off vehicle. after that vehicle looses all power and have to limp it back to the shop. Throws a p2118 dtc for electronic throttle contro... Trouble codes: P2118
2008 Mazda 5 Sport 2.3L master cyl VIN: JM1CR29318
First time customer in a completely trashed out and used up Mazda product. I went to drive the car to check for a scraping noise which was the initial complaint, and noticed that the brake pedal slowly sinks to the floor. Classic master cylinder failure, o...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L ignition primary VIN: WDBFA66E5L
I had a post previously that I had to close. I am re opening this post with more information. The following are tests at ignition module located on fender. connector a Pin 3 voltage from ig switch. 12.6 pin 2 ground .2 ohms to ground and load tested cir...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBUF26J95
Smokes heavy on start with wd40 runs for 10 seconds then dies . When it starts acts just like gas burner with no fuel pressure. P.s no fuel leaks found no codes in computer other than fuel rail pressure low , thanks again Trouble codes: 2021 (low fuel pressure fuel rail), 2021 (low fuel pressure fuel rail)
2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Rear Sensors VIN: JN1CA31D01
Code 35. Front sensors read correctly i think. Rears both read zero. Voltage at rear sensors 3.7. Voltage at brake control module 3.7. Continuity with no load test good module to sensors. Want to call it bad module but need advice before i pull trigger on ...
1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L Air Flow VIN: 1GMDX03E8X
Customer complained of low hot air flow from vents. We removed cabin filters (which were not dirty) and still very little air flow. Found when temp is put to cold air flow out the vents is fine. We pulled heater core and it did not look bad but using a fla...
2002 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Door Locks VIN: 4T1BE32K62
Driver's door is locked and will not open from inside or outside handle. When using power lock switch, the inner lock lever will move a small amount sometimes like it's trying but will not unlock. Rear doors work normally and RF completely inoperable. It h...

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2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 3.2L Engine noise
Cylinder one was misfiring. Did a compression test, leak down,all good swaped coils and plugs no change no other codes other then @1 misfire. Checked for vacume leak by removing oil filler cap,b No differance. Told customer next step was to remove valve cover....
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GC1KXC85E
Thank you, thank you and thank you too all the replies. Kevin and Mark nailed it, I went into the glow plug module and ran all 3 heaters for 10 seconds, for some reason #2 would not run, had to do it 3 times, finally after running all 3 heaters the MIL went ou... Trouble codes: P20B9, P21DD.
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Misfire VIN: 2C4RDGCG6E
Thanks for the guidance. Went ahead and replaced cams and rocker arms. Our local Dodge dealer was kind enough to let us borrow the tool kit. I probably could've got it done without the tools but it would've sucked! It wasn't bad at all with the tools. Van runs... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L air bag VIN: 1J4GL48K32
Well I am going to close this. I have not fixed it. It is my kids and I get just windows of time to work on it, and It just has not worked when she has the time I do not. I think some have hit on the problem. I looks like even though the module is plug and pl...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E5L
Thank you Everyone for the replies. The car is not yet fixed. I got a lot of good info and I am going to make a new post with what I learned and new pictures of scope patterns. After now 3 ignition control units it is doing the same thing. The ground control f...
2008 Toyota Yaris 1.5L Oxygen sensor VIN: 3462168958
Thanks to all, main problem is that the poor fuel quality, I clean the fuel tank,fuel pump,replace the fuel filter,also check catalytic convertor, cleaning spark plugs, map sensor,throttle body,oxygen sensor, the problem is solved.I fill the petrol better qual...
2011 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Runs Rich VIN: 4T4BF3EK2B
Thank you for all of the great posts and helpful suggestions. We have had issues with rebuilt MAF, but the owner decided to take it to a dealer, ugh! The injectors were not leaking, the timing was ok, and the EGR valve was not stuck partially open. We did pull... Trouble codes: P0172 (System Too Rich).
2016 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 5TFRW5F1XG
The scan PIDs showed that it was running on 100% E 85 fuel. We know that wasn't true. Customer chose to drive the truck away and fill it up with the E85 until he could bring it back. Trouble codes: P1604.
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