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2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L trnsfercase? VIN: 5UXWX5C59B
Vehicle came in with complaint of shutter/binding in parking lot maneuvers. Found t-case binding up. scanned for codes none were found. replaced t-case with low mile used and installed new fluid. Vehicle still binds on hard turns can hear inside turn tires...
2014 Buick Verano 2.4L lights VIN: 1G4PS5SK4E
Carcame in no crank-dash lights flashing codes u0121/u0140 loss of comm with bcm ebcm indenfix pointed to a 12 pin connector in trunk if i disconnect that and reconnectit car will start and runbut i don't have any communication with air bag module and ligh...
1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L readiness monitors VIN: 1GNDT13W7V
this vehicle was brought to me with the explanation that it had been to numerous shops and owner was told that it needed 3 o2 sensors to put the light out and run a drive cycle to complete readiness monitors,and then it would pass state emissions for stick...
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...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LS 6.6L ABS Erratic VIN: 1GCHK23D27
Customer complains about ABS activation at random times. When it happens, he feels vibration at pedal and truck darts to right. ABS light will come on and stay on. ABS will still activate while light is on. Monitoring data - all speed signals are synched. ...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 3.6L timing chains VIN: 2CNDL03718
Towed in as no-start. Dead battery. Checked oil and coolant, full and no leaks. Charged battery overnight. Cranked up in morning and can hear obvious no compression. Have not had the pleasure of one of these yet. Every thing I have read says likely no inte...
2014 Chrysler 200 LX 2.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1C3CCBAB1E
This is very intermittent. Some times it will not act up other times it will do it in less than 1 mile or may take 30. When it acts up it will set code p2173 and buck on acceleration. I havent found a vacuum leak yet. Thanks for any help Trouble codes: P2173 (High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected Slow Accumulation)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1D7HU18Z02
Customer towed the vehicle to the shop after sitting for 13 months with leaking head gaskets. Found the heads to be cracked. Replaced the cylinder heads, the head gaskets, the the intake gaskets, the timing chain and sprockets, the timing cover gaskets, th...
2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L dash lights VIN: WD0PE74538
charging system is putting out 14.7 volts battery tests good checked all ground connections under hood and at battery when vehicle is parked and key is removed from ignition all the warning lights oin the dash start to blink sometimes it stops on its own i...
1991 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMEU15H4M
I really need some help with this truck seeing as I was 6 when ford put out this gem (I know still wet behind the ears) I have this bronco that fails emissions with flying colors I am not there when it is tested so I am not sure if it is at idle or on the ...
2012 Ford Transit 2.2L Crankcase Pressure
The vehicle has very high crankcase pressure and the entire engine is covered in oil. Allot of engine oil in the turbo inlet also. Other than that there are no noticeable drivibility or engine performance issues. VIN: [...] I'm not familia... Trouble codes: P250D, P0672, P0673
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...
2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L turn signals inop, brights inop VIN: SAJEA51D42
hey guys thanks for the help. this should have been a done deal. no codes in gem module. using live data in gem turn signal right or left both change status of turn signal switch in module to active, same with flash to pass and permanent selection. however...
2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALAD24436
Vehicle serviced here regularly. Check Engine Light and symptoms all started last night. Drove perfectly before yesterday. Last oil change was here 1500 miles ago and can confirm no CEL or driveability issues. Symptoms are low idle, surging at idle, wont s... Trouble codes: P0108 (Map circuit high), P0069 (Map correlation), P0506 (Idle control), P0420 (Cat efficiency)
2008 Lexus LS460 L 4.6L Mechanical VIN: JTHGL46F08
Greetings everyone willing to help me pull my head out. I have NEVER come across this before that I was not able to remedy on my own. I have this Lexus that came to me needing brakes. Now I have been using Wagner brakes for a long time with zero issues wit...
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...
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)
1970 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Misfire VIN: 1102031910
Trying to tune this old bug and having issues. First, I`ve worked on these for 35 years and went to VW training school back in the 70`s. Have always used OEM Bosch parts. Now here is the trouble. The wire set Bosch part #09001 is not the same as they were ...
2004 Volvo VNL 12.1L Cuts out VIN: 4V4NC9GH74
Driver on his way south and having issues with throttle. Truck will start to accelerate then fall flat until you bring pedal back up and push again. Watching a generic J1708 scanner code s231 fmi 2 goes inactive to active under the 144 module for cruise co... Trouble codes: S231/

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall, Loses the fuel prime VIN: 1GBJK39225
Unfortunately, the customer has needed the vehicle and has been using it as is. When we get it back to finish it, I will post the fix. We did get some useful info. Checking the vacuum on the fuel lines and using clear hose to check for air in the lines are goi...
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.0L Trailer brake control
The last test in sequence requires the test light to be lit when you command it on through scan tool. Never got it to light using the manual control, Going to call this one a bad TBCM and customer declined replacing it but I did install a aftermarket brake con...
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 4.0L tpms VIN: 2A4RR5DX1A
For whatever reason,the relearn procedure just took longer than diagnostic information was saying.i had to drive it for about a half hour,and then the light went out and hasn't been on since.so, I guess the key is to have some patience.Thanks to all that repli...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Extended Crank VIN: 1D4GP243X3
Thanks everybody for your help. The new ECM (purchased directly from Dodge) ended up being faulty. I thought this was the case but was hesitant as I had already replaced it once. Had dodge send me another ECM and the van fired right up.
2011 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L No Start VIN: 3FADP4BJ4B
I was not able to fix the car yet i will put a hold and retry later, I can comfirn that there is no inertia switch and the rcm does have something to do, Thanks all for you help i?ll keep you posted when i fix the car Trouble codes: P025A, B1207 (Crash input hardwired signal).
2012 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L front wheel actuators VIN: 1FTFX1EF0C
thank you everyone for your time. this one had us,almost. water had entered the vacuum line on the right side and would freeze in about 2 hours.right now up here it is 0f . that explained the coming and going of the actuator. we replaced the lines and solenoid...
2011 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5L Fuse #23 VIN: 5FNYF4H94B
It was the handsfreelink module, I unplugged that and the drain went from 230ma to 15ma. Two of the replies were right on the money. Thanks for your time.
2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L power steering VIN: JTJHA31U94
well this one sure made me feel dumb...ended up putting the wheels on and putting it on the ground... then it would build enough pressure to work and bleed.. in over 35 years i have always bleed ps systems in the air
2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 4Matic 3.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 4JGDA5HB7C
I took the car to the dealer and they said needs new ME engine computer, customer approved the work and $2500 fixed the issue
2010 Nissan Rogue SL 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JN8AS5MT4A
Thanks for the replies. I was able to pull the trans mount and the trans oil cooler on the left side, then you are able to move the motor enough to get the cover out.
1996 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L heat VIN: 1G2NW12M7T
Thanks for the 22 replies to solve this issue. Listing the possibilities which it was not: 1)a plugged heater core 2)rotted water pump fins causing poor flow 3)clogged "restrictor" in the line to the heater core inlet 4)the need for an auxiliary pump to in...
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L No signal VIN: WP0CA2A98A
Thank you for all of the replies. The 8003 was to do with the TPM sensors themselves. We bought factory Porsche sensors and changed out the aftermarket ones, the vehicle recognized them right away and the 8003 code cleared. The remaining code 8015 we had to di... Trouble codes: 8003 (ACTIVE System disturbance Signal implausible), 8015 (ACTIVE Antenna TPM center No Signal).
2014 Toyota Avalon XLE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BK1EB3E
Thanks to all that responded, and how quickly! Yes this is a simple circuit, but for some reason I made it more complicated then it should have been. Sometimes just talking to other Techs can lead in right direction...again Thank You! Like I said this car came... Trouble codes: P0031, P0051 (A/F sensor heater control low B2S1).
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