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2000 Bentley Arnage Red Label 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBLC31E3Y
Hi everyone im looking for some advise..I have a costumer with a 2000 arnage, my scan tool will only go back to 2007, im looking for a tool to read this car,,i was wondering if Vag-Com would do the trick..any ideas are appreciated .
2006 BMW 750Li 4.8L Limp-home VIN: WBAHN83596
Intermittently, the car will go into limp-home mode while flashing two different messages: Engine malfunction- reduced power and DSC malfunction: drive moderately. If you turn the car off and wait a few seconds and restart it, it will then start running fi... Trouble codes: 5F02, 2D05, 2D32, 2D13, 29E7, 29E8, 2CF8, 2CFA
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L No Start VIN: 5UXZW0C55B
We have limited communication with the car with the BMW ISTA or a generic tester won't talk to the DDE. The power train CAN is down. Vehicle won't crank with either of the 2 keys. We lots of codes and mainly CAN Communication Codes. We can't clear the code...
2011 Buick Regal CXL 2.4L Electronic VIN: W04GP5GCXB
Replaced Transmission with a used unit.Drove to another shop to have programmed actually drove good.Now car acts like its taking off in a higher gear.No codes.Shop that programmed doesn't have a clue.Any ideas would be very helpful. thanks in advance and i...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W4X
vehicle has slight miss at idle run scan tool under misfire graph found number 6 cyl steady misfire took compression test on cylinder have 150 psi have stumble and break down at about 15 mph but fine at all other speeds has a violent hiccup at that speed l...
2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L 2-3 Shift VIN: 2CNDL23F07
customer complained about harsh shift, confirmed by road test. also noticed long shift 1-2 seems to be slipping. under medium acceleration problem is worse, and seems to slam into 3rd. engine has lean code in history, not current code, also had traction co...
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5 LS 1.6L MIL Lamp on, Lack of power VIN: KL1TD66E79
The vehicle has no power under load. It came in with multiple codes, P0014, P0016, P0315, and P0506. I replaced both VVT solenoids due to the screens being plugged with debris and the screens broken. Performed engine oil flush and an oil change. The code P... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation), P0016 (Crankshaft Position CKP - Intake Camshaft Position CMP Correlation)
2011 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L starter VIN: 1GNSKKE36B
Customer brought vehicle in because it would not crank when the engine got warm. Test drove vehicle 10 miles and vehicle would not crank but you could hear starter hitting against flywheel. Turn engine over a small amount by hand and engine would start. Th...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Suspension VIN: WDYPD74426
Looking for rear world information on properly checking the ball joints on this vehicle. There is a lot of vertical play, in excess of .1", (up & down) in the ball joints but no radial play (in & out). This is with a jack under the lower control arm, pryin...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L high pressure oil system VIN: 1FTNX21P44
we have this f250 6.0l diesel runs good most of the time, what happens is under load will lose high pressure oil pressure, low pressure system seems to be normal, we have a grade we test it on its about a mile long grade, if we climb the grade at 45 mph it...
2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L turbo VIN: 1FDXF46R38
This truck came in with white smoke coming out of exhaust tailpipe and oil leaking out of exhaust intermediate pipe connections. Customer wanted to replace the turbo assembly. Inspection also found excessive oil in the charge air cooler. Replaced both turb...
2009 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FMCU04G09
Hello everyone. We just installed a new torque sensor for the electronic steering in this vehicle, actually we have two "09 Escapes in here for the same issue. Came in with no power steering and had code P2278. Replace the torque sensors per instructions a...
2009 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L heater VIN: 1FAHP24W19
Installed a new water pump on this Taurus. Fun job..lol Used a Gates pump. Eye ball comparison, which was very similar, if not identical. After installing, bleed system with air lift, and followed Fords procedure for bleeding system. Ran engine at normal o...
2013 Lexus ES350 3.5L turn signal/engine VIN: JTHBK1GG2D
when coming to a stop and using left turn, it kills the engine and puts trans in neutral, when stopped and restart engine all is fine until left turn signal again. Also, right turn does not effect and the hood open message comes on when left turn is activa...
2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Ignition Switch VIN: WDBNG70J53
This car has an ignition lock that won't turn. Customer is another shop owner and he bought a new key and that didn't fix it. Does anyone know a reputable repair source for this EIS? Would like to send it out and have it fixed rather than replace it if ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Heater VIN: WDBNG84J14
Car came in with heat but noise problem from belt area? replace bad water bad & 2 pulleys, noise gone but had no heat? replaced heater delivery unit, air bleed to fill seems full at correct level, ran high rpms still no heat, hose from heater core seem col...
2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Unknown VIN: 1N4BA41E17
Trans replaced 2 months ago.Recently started what feels like slipping when cold.Its a cvt trans.When cold car will start to move normal,then when it feels like it should be changing gear ratio the motor starts to rev up to 3500rpm.Once motor warms up trans...
2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L codes , lamp VIN: 5TDZK23C77
This vehicle presented with codes C0226 and C0256 . Cleared and immediately C0226. Performed oem testing, tested powers and grounds for V.D. Determined brake actuator controller needs replacement. OEM wants 12-1300 for replacement. Can a used module be use...
2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWJM7AN2A
Engine blowing white smoke on rainy day, smell raw gas coming out tail pipe. Code p0302, remove all spark plugs and number # cylinder shooting raw gas out like a geyser, disconnect wire connector at injector and gas still pouring our.in the process of repl... Trouble codes: P0302 (p0302)
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0L Most electrical VIN: WVGBV7AX5B
Thanks in advance for the help. My Euro tech is away and can't be reached. Tow in with no power, no crank. Customer had a battery issue and install a battery. He insists he did not install it reversed and I don't think he could. After installation the car ...
2001 Volvo V40 1.9L Oil Leak VIN: YV1VW295X1
Car originally had bad oil leak out of head gasket and down back of the engine. Pulled head, had rebuilt and installed new Volvo gasket, timing belt, seals, PVC valve/flame trap, crankcase ventilation update etc. Tested for crankcase pressure at the dipsti...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2008 Chevrolet Equinox Sport 3.6L timing chains VIN: 2CNDL03718
So we went so far as to take off the upper intake & front valve cover. Pressured up cylinder 6 just because it was on base circle, and it had no valve leakage. Moved over to number 2 and it was holding pressure. Onward with great hope to number 4 and hopes wer...
2002 Honda Accord EX 3.0L Long crank time VIN: 1HGCG16542
The shell that houses the fuel pump had a leak where the two plastic pieces are plastic welded together. Honda calls this piece the filter assy. After replacing this housing and transferring the sending unit and other parts, this car holds fuel psi after shut ...
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L No Start, long crank to start VIN: WDBRF61J34
Since I can think of no other parts to replace, I told the customer to try a new batch of gas. Unfortunately, the problem still exist. I end up referring the customer to the dealer. Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich - bank 1), P0175 (Rich - bank 2), P0131 (O2 signal low bank 1).
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5L Won't shut off VIN: 1N4AL2APXC
thanks for all the replies, wiggle testing the connector at the ipc the problem would occur, got a exchange ipc from the dealer. re-test several times. all ok. Trouble codes: U1001 (Can communication circuit fault ecm), U1000 (Can communication circuit bcm/ipdm).
2011 Ram 2500 ST 5.7L wipers VIN: 3D7LT2ET5B
It's always the simple things that get me. Everything was tight, but I just re indexed the crank on the motor and it works fine. I was definitely over thinking this one and I apologize for asking for help when I skipped the basics. Thank you everyone.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGH20V02
As most of you replied, the injectors were the issue. Sorry it took so long to close this request as customer was out of town. I removed the fuel rail and injectors but didn't see any major blockage or carbon build up, so I performed a BG fuel rail injector cl... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47092
All fixed! Full chain job with timing case adjuster unit and both cam barrels...parts suppliers have finally made it somewhat easy...the chains, guides, rails and both tensioners come in a nice kit...I just wish they'd include the hardware. Timing case and bar... Trouble codes: P0011 (Bank 1 Camshaft over-advanced), P0118 (Coolant temp sensor done), P0322 (Crank sensor done).
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