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2013 BMW X5 M 4.4L cooling fan runs VIN: 5YMGY0C57D
Car is new to customer, we did a battery replacement, used oe battery and did a battery reset, all good, while car was in the bay we noticed the cooling fan running for long period of time after car was shut off, No check engine lite on checked for codes a... Trouble codes: 2F22, 2F22, 2F22, 2F22, 2F22, 2F22
1992 Cadillac Seville 4.9L Serpentine belt VIN: 1G6KY53BXN
With everything appearing correct the serpentine belt jumps up on the front pulley lip of the alternator only when throttle is goosed. Slow accel does not reveal any issues. The new tensioner does jump an inch or more at the time the throttle is snapped. T...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Smoke VIN: 3D7KA28C64
To all Dodge Diesel Techs. I'm not well versed in diesel engines. This is a good customers vehicle he asked me to look at. This truck smokes a fair amount, not" Tractor Puller" but enough to embarrass him. This truck smokes a little more cold than hot, smo...
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4RN5DG7B
Hello here I am again working in this 3.6 engine. This one is a problem from 2 different shops and now is my bay . The first shop replaced all timing components because a timing noise, after they finished they had a service light on P0018. They sent it to ... Trouble codes: P0018
2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45S16
Vehicle is in for a check engine light diag, codes P2197, P2195 and P1233. Initially chose to ignore P1233 due to vehicle starting and driving. Upon inspection of vehicle, on engine start up, as soon as vehicle goes into CL fuel control, STFT's go up to 33... Trouble codes: P2197 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 Biased / Stuck Lean), P2197 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 Biased / Stuck Lean), P2197 (Heated Oxygen Sensor Bank 2 Sensor 1 Biased / Stuck Lean)
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L front wheel actuators VIN: 1FTFX1EF0C
truck came to us with 4wd not working. we found 2 front wheel actuators (IWE)leaking vacuum. replaced actuators. no problems until 2 days later customer returns with a wheel bearing noise sometimes. We test drove to confirm and replaced the right actuator ...
2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1C4BJWEG3C
My daughter bought this vehicle and intermittently it will start to run poorly, stumble and sometimes stall. It will restart. She says it usually happens when she drives near the elevator in her parking garage but did it once out on the road at low speed. ...
2005 Lexus ES330 3.3L Glass VIN: JTHBA30G25
After we did the above repair the AUTO LIMIT reset was attempted with no avail. We have tried starting with the window in the middle and running the window up and holding button for 1-2 seconds (done at the specific window) also removed window motor and...
2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L temp gauge VIN: JF1GG68505
This one's driving us bat-s#*t crazy! Customer complaint was temp gauge reading hot,(intermiten,sometimes hot, sometimes not), but he didn't believe it was actually over heating. He also stated that "someone" had told him he had a blown head gasket. Replac...
2014 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK1EB3E
Ok,'14 Toyota Avalon 2GR-FE came from body shop repairs done to front grille and left front fender. Repairs look very professionally done. grounds ok. Using TIS tech stream, p0031,p0051. These code are in permanent mode, will not clear. scan data shows mA ... Trouble codes: P0031, P0051 (A/F sensor heater control low B2S1)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Rear Main Seal VIN: WBAVB73577
Well, we ended up removing the transmission for inspection and found the rear main seal to be defective. Replaced the seal with an OEM seal and utilized the correct installation tool and the rear main seal has been dry since. I would be skeptical of using th...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Carrier Brg Spacer VIN: 2GCEC19J98
Hey Thanks for the help, yes I found the spacer kit at Autozone, installed it, it's fixed, Thanks Again!
2013 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JE5SB0D
Frank [...] hit the nail on the head the Check valve in the intake manifold is gone and only replaced with a manifold. New intake manifold installed and all returned to normal.Thank you for all suggestions and replies.?? Trouble codes: P015A, P2096.
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L forward clutch VIN: 1FTRW12W75
Hi there, This vehicle is fixed. The cause was an intermittent stuck pressure regulator valve, the one next to the manual valve. Removed valve, cleaned bore making sure the valve moves freely. Also the valve body cover plate bolts were under-torqued. I don't k...
2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Rear Engine Mount VIN: 2HKYF18663
Thank you IATN members. I haven't gotten vehicle back in for rear mount replacement. A few different options shared on the approach for this repair. Quoting 3hrs should cover repair time. I'll post details of repair procedure I use when complete. Many Tha...
1993 Lexus SC400 4.0L Compression VIN: JT8UZ30C2P
As suggested, I performed a leak down test. The first tester set up at only 15psi, and the second guage on that tester showed OK on bad cylinders. I bought an OTC tester that sets at 90psi. It worked very well. I could hear hissing at the intake on 7 of 8 cyli...
2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on, No communication VIN: 5TFRT541X7
Thanks for your inputs. there are only 2 junctions not 3 as someone suggested because the vehicle does not have power seats, memory seats or tilt/telescopic steering column. And yes there is power at the DLC because as stated I was using a BOB and it shows pow...
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