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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Fuel tank VIN: WBAEV33423
Hey guys and girls, So I have this 325i and it was in for rough running, check engine light. Misfire proved to be coil 2. Replaced coil and all plugs and customer asked to look at why it's hard to re-fuel. When to carbon canister at right rear, remove...
2013 BMW 528i 2.0L Vanos VIN: WBAXG5C51D
Vehicle came in on Limp home mode. We started out by replacing the battery first due to Code: S0398 Battery faulty or worn out, we replaced it with a BMW Battery and registered the battery, then we cleared the codes. We test drove the vehicle but it was st...
2003 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Engine Oil Cooler Hose VIN: 1GYEK63N83
Hoping for some guidance from Chevy and/or Cadillac dealership mechanics. Regular customer. Last week I did an engine oil service. I commented to the owner that his engine oil cooler hose was leaking at all 4 hose/line joints. He told me to order the part ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Compression VIN: 1GCHC29U23
Hello. This easy fix/diag is getting the best of me. 2003 Silverado with a 6.0 #8 cylinder misfiring continuously at idle but it stops misfiring off of idle. I've swapped coil, spark plug, and ignition wire from cylinder #8 to other cylinders and misfi...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WT58K78
The fuel composition keeps going up on this car. We have reset it several times withing the last four months and stressed to the customer that they only use E10 or E15 blended gas. It goes for a month or so and resets P0172 rich fuel. When I check the comp... Trouble codes: P0172 (Rich fuel condition)
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L battery VIN: 2GCEK29J09
Hello friends we have this 09 silverado with a battery draw,we replaced the under hood fuse and relay box due to corrosion on several fuse and relay legs. The truck first came in around thanksgiving,thats when we replaced the battery. this vehicle used to ...
2013 Chrysler 200 Touring 2.4L No throttle VIN: 1C3CCBBB8D
This Chrysler 200 is throwing us for a loop. This engine will not respond to the throttle pedal. If you watch the data in the scanner the APP 2 volts will cycle from .4644 volts to 0 volts. Sometimes it will not cycle for about 45 seconds. We back probed t... Trouble codes: P2115 (Pedal position sensor 1 minimum stop performance), P2116 (Pedal position sensor 2minimum stop performance), P2166 (Pedal position sensor 1 maximum stop performance), P2167 (Pedal position sesnor 2 maximum stop performance)
1998 Dodge Viper GTS 8.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3ER69E2W
Came in complaining of a hesitation and burned smell. Found bad O2's and bad CATS. We decided to put in some plugs, wires and coils as well due to corrosion and arcing. Vehicle runs much better but has low power over about 3000 RPM's and pops. It feels lik...
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L long crank VIN: 3D4PH5FVXA
Hello all. I have a 2010 dodge journey that im having an intermittent long crank.I can just shut it off and start it 2 seconds later and it might just crank,turn key off then back on and it fires right up.It first come in with a p0016,cam crank correlation...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire, wont go over 25 VIN: 1FTYR14U15
Customer purchased off his brother for his grandchild. You know the story ... Wanted us to do the brakes and just check it out. Had no seals on front bearings and had to replace left front spindle because of metal to metal. Ok we got the brakes front and r... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT Out of range), P1000 (Someone has cleared codes), P1711 (TFT Sen out of range)
2012 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L Steering VIN: 3FADP4BJ5C
This Fiesta came from a local body shop. Body shop replace inner and outer tie rod end, left side . Alignment performed .Caster /camber , Toe set to specs. on test drive ,notice vehicle has no returnability of steering wheel while at highway speeds to the ...
2013 Ford Explorer Limited 2.0L Support Bracket On Passenger Side Axle Shaft VIN: 1FM5K7F99D
while working on the turbo I found it easy to change the turbo from the bottom of the auto if I removed the passenger side axle. After completing the job I put the axle back in and had cranked the auto with no exceptions... when I went to back the car out ...
2015 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Blower Motor VIN: 5J6RM4H30F
On this CR-V after a couple hours of driving the customers complaint is that while you can hear the blower motor on high, airflow stops coming out of the vents on any setting. They were able to stop here one time while is was acting up and I was able to co...
2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALSF2D48D
Vehicle sets code after being driven. Removed intake manifold & check grounds & voltage at each sensor, appears good, inspected all 4 sensors & knock sensor harness, all looked ok. At customers request, replaced all 4 sensors & harness, reassemble, reset E... Trouble codes: P032D
2010 Mazda 3 i 2.0L Transmission VIN: JM1BL1SF6A
Got a 2010 Mazda 3 2.0, sets a p0841 after half hour of driving, also stores u0101 in every module. cannot communicate with TCM via Snap-On Solus Edge. Verified wiring, continuity of 0.6 ohms on both CAN lines. Swapped TCMs and still no communication....
2007 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8L top frame VIN: WP0CB29957
I am in a mess here and it is all on me.I turned a relatively simple repair into a semi-disaster.I am going to go cause and effect here,but go cause first.I replaced the hydraulic pistons due to leakage and really messed it up.I replaced pistons,then decid...
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2.5L Fuel tank VIN: JF1GD70694
Can not re-fuel, pump keeps cutting off.I/m pretty sure this car has to have some type of fuel tank vent valve we just can't find exact location. Removed Charcoal canister , hoses and valves at passengers rear. Canister was coming apart , had to blow out a...
2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i 2.5L Abs/Vdc, Can VIN: 4S3BMBA68B
C0074 persistent. Since BBA said ABS Unit fine we are in quandary. Any ideas? BTW we used Snap-on, Launch, Bosch scanners - all same fail on function to zero point the Brake Pressure. The flashing warning light and C0074 50570 - any of you wrestled with...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GAHG35U05
I ended up unplugging the engine harness from the computer and pulling it back into the van with the doghouse removed. Found four wires that had rubbed through on a bracket on the top of the front of the valve cover on the driver's side. There was also a lot o... Trouble codes: P0155, P0300.
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Oil Pressure VIN: 3GNDA13D08
Sorry for the late closing, wanted to make sure this one was fixed. Heard form cusotomer a few days ago and all is well. Ended replace the front timing cover with a used and new pump and all is well. Thank you to all that responded.
2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L in limp mode VIN: 3A8FY48B88
THANK YOU for all the help and support. I bypassed the TIPM relay. I wasn't sure if the TIPM had a relay or electronic switch so I was hesitant until I got your information.
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L injectors VIN: 1FTNX21P64
I haven't seen the truck back in 5 days (usually back the NEXT!) and customer is happy.A special thanks to Chris Ruggerio for sharing his problem and fix, it was a big help. I decided to at least fix the skip on the #5 cylinder, then go back to looking for my...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V56
This vehicle is fixed for now. Customer declined suggested repairs and only wanted to replace the cylinder 1 spark plug (the only cylinder that was showing current misfires. As expected, he is not concerned with any other issues, incl the small amount of moist... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0316-), P0316.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L stalling VIN: 2FMPK4J88H
I ordered and installed new start stop button and still had same results. Customer called and got ford to warranty this problem so it was towed out of here if i hear what the fix was i will share it thanks for the help.
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