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2011 BMW 328i 3.0L valvetrain VIN: WBAPH5G55B
I received this vehicle that came in that sounded like a vanos. I replaced the vanos and the noise hasn't changed with a stethoscope it is the noisiest at the 5 cylinder or at least in that general area. I took the valve cover back off I dont see anything ...
2014 Buick Enclave Leather 3.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 5GAKRBKD6E
Vehicle has no codes and very low miles. Under moderate to heavy acceleration between 2k and 3k RPM vehicle will buck/hesitate/cut out and display misfire counts on cylinders one through six from 2 to 15 counts in that cycle. I have performed a crank relea...
2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GBC4E1183
Thanks for help in advance. I am no diesel expert and this truck proves it. Truck came in as a no start . Engine cranks ok (210 rpm ) but does not start. Frist tried priming low side fuel system till plunger was hard to push, truck still a no start. Checke...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.0L Trailer brake control
Last test in sequence is test at trailer plug connector using a 12 v test light between C AND B for power when commanding on and off using a scan tool. This command is not available in my scan tool. My question is. If you use the manual brake control on th...
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L Power Moding, Windows, Anti Theft VIN: 1GNDT13S18
Hello everyone... I need help. This Trailblazer was towed to me months ago from another shop who cannot program. This vehicle was struck by lightning, we have plenty of experience in this area but I am stumped. Before we got the vehicle it had a new PCM, B...
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCPKPE07A
Hey hey fellow wrench benders, Have one here making me feel like a rookie and thinking I'm missing the obvious. Here goes: Customer had the truck pulled in because it was scaring him during parking lot maneuvers. He said it felt like it was pulling b...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR45E93
oil pan was removed to reseal. chain guides were found in the bottom. removed engine and replaced all timing chains and tensioners and guides. upon start up, loud rattle noise. removed front tensioner and oil galley plug. cleaned with compressed air. reins...
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)
2016 Ford Transit-250 3.7L Rotor VIN: 1FTYR2CM3G
Vehicle came in initially due to rear brakes grinding. Found right rear inboard pad metal to metal and outboard at at 4mm. Left side around 5/6mm both inboard and outboard. Found RR caliper very hard to compress/twist in (parking brake inn caliper). See...
2017 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L stalling VIN: 2FMPK4J88H
Vehicle cam in stalling sometimes. started vehicle checked battery,and charging systems ok. scanned for codes in wich i had a code B108A-01. Started vehicle and test drove unable to duplicate concern let vehicle idle in shop it ran for approx 2 hours and s...
1998 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1HGCG1650W
LOW IDLE not fast idle. Checked ECM no codes,disconnected the IAT and it sets a code. Looking at the data you can see the coolant temp @ 241F which make me believe that may be the problem. Disconnected the CTS and reading stays the same which I believe wou...
2011 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5L Fuse #23 VIN: 5FNYF4H94B
Hi, This Honda came in with a battery that was going dead. New battery in November and it was sitting for a week. Would not start/ dead battery. Charged battery and vehicle started right up. Good voltage and battery. Tested for draws and it has a 270 ma dr...
2016 Kia Forte EX 2.0L Ambient Temperature VIN: KNAFX4A67G
Inspected car and found ambient temperature sensor missing , installed new sensor and display only shows dashes --- found no info on alldata for this concern
2010 Land Rover LR4 HSE 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAG2D48A
Hoping someone seen these codes before because I cant find any info on codes. Everything I can find is generic. Any help would be great. Land rover runs and drives fine. Trouble codes: P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance), P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance), P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance), P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance), P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance), P0721 (Output shaft sensor circuit range performance)
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 5.5L a.c. compressor VIN: WDDDJ72X28
We have no compressor activation. There is pressure in the system. This has a compressor without clutch, We think it uses duty cycle to vary compressor activation. I hooked up the oscilloscope to the activation wire, then activate with scanner. It had a ve...
2006 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08U96
The sum of the long term and short term trims is about 12 for Bank 1, and about 8 for Bank 2. Varies with speed. Maybe 15 at 1500 rpm. The trim does not decrease with higher rpm more than 1 or 2 % Freeze frame shows the fault occurs at about 1500 rpm, at a... Trouble codes: P2A00
2008 Saturn Astra XR 1.8L Shifting VIN: W08AT67148
This vehicle came in with shifting problem. When starting out it starts in D1 and shifts normally through the gears. Drives fine until you stop. When stopped it remains in D4. You can shift it manually and it works fine or you can turn off the key and rest...
2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L No Start VIN: JTEBU5JR5A
Hello all, we have this vehicle that is becoming a ghost for us...:( customer calls us and says it does not start, had the vehicle towed in, got in it and she fired right off. Drove the vehicle around for a few days (approx 40 miles) found absolutely no pr... Trouble codes: P1604 (Start ability malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Bentley Arnage T 6.8L Easy Entry/Exit VIN: SCBLF44JX7
hey guys, thanks for all your help. we were all on the right track about re-inializing the system after replacing the parts. bentley does it by pushing the seat memory buttons in a certain sequence, as it turned out one of the buttons was not making good conta...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L bcm VIN: 1GNFK13048
After testing for voltage on low speed network and finding 0 volts, accessed connector in b pillar jx300. removed and still no com. Isolate modules one by one, found network comes to life after removing heater control head. Heater control module took down netw...
2011 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Oil Pressure VIN: 1GCCSBFE4B
So here's the final word on this one. The oil and filter was not the issue. I agree that in most cases the manufacturer required oil spec should be used given the advent of low tension rings, turbo GDI, and the widespread issues with LSPI. That being said, the...
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2GNALDEK9C
Good morning boys and girls, Thanks to everyone for all the help and sorry for the late close. I wanted to let my customer drive awhile in order to see if we had an oil consumption problem. Sure enough, she drove it for 1000 miles and brought it to me. D... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake camshaft position performance).
2010 Chrysler Sebring Limited 3.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3BC6EV3A
Thank you to all that replied. Haven't been able to get the car back a second time since he is a CPA and has been busy. However, the replies indicate checking coolant Temp and O2 activity from a cold start. Talking to the owner, we will do that when time is a... Trouble codes: P1129 (Bank 1 / 1 fuel not closed loop), P1128 (Bank 2 / 1 fuel not closed loop).
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out VIN: JT3GP10VXV
found bare wire in master harness along injector rail appears prior repairs were done in this area thanks to all who responded sometimes you over look simple because your too deep
2004 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32EX4
thanks for the help, replaced the canister and valve, its been a couple of weeks and the car has not come back. Trouble codes: P0442.
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFE21C13
Got this one fixed, thanks to all who responded. The problem was the aftermarket bleeder valve (the one that goes into the T-shaped crankcase breather hose) was defective. I initially didn't go after that because I knew it was not that old, but... To anyone... Trouble codes: P0507 (idle speed higher than expected), P0139 (post catalyst lambda sensor slow response).
2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1MS39036
Thanks for all that replied, sometimes my brain just wont open up so channeled that it had to be something that we did? What I found was circuit b16 blk/blu wire to turn on main relay was not turning on relay. powering 4 pcm fuses. chased wire from pcm to fuse... Trouble codes: 0100 (communication between control units), 0082 (engine status faulty signal), DD1B, 6C30, DD0C, 6F83.
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