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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L clock VIN: 5UXFE83577
Thanks for the help in advance. I have this vehicle that came from another shop; they replaced the battery and the customer stated that the clock, trip meter, and the MPG resets itself. I read that the IBM on the negative battery cable is a common problem,...
2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFE83548
Customer stated he was driving and loss all power and started missing. Car was towed in.It had cylinder misfire codes for all cylinders on the left bank only. Check all plugs and coils on left bank and only cylinder #2 was able to be confirmed as a bad coi... Trouble codes: 2B65, 29CE, 29D1, 29D2, 29D3, 29D4
2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 3.0L Right front wheel speed sensor VIN: 5UXZV4C51C
Customer had multiple lights on their dash. Abs, park, check engine light, red brake light all on. Check fault codes and found 32C9 Poor Road surface detection, 32D7 vehicle speed wheel speed front right electrical malfunction, 32D9 vehicle speed wheel spe...
2004 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L alarm VIN: 1GCGG29V34
Van came in with horn fuse removed because the horn sounds when customer tried to start. The engine starts and drives normal but horn sounds very loudly for half minute after starting and it sounds again when he turns engine off and close door. These happe...
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNFK13047
Replaced ECM and performed VTD relearn. Scan tool communicates with all other modules. Fuel volatility/contamination - small sample ignites as well as a control sample from gas station. ECT - tells the truth (same as physical coolant temp measurement) All ...
2003 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT 5.9L Stall VIN: 3D7MA48CX3
We did quite a bit of work, brakes, owner failed to pick it up, batteries went dead. He came to pick it up, cranked with jump, unhooked jumper, blew the ECM. We've replaced ECM with same part number, used ECM. It starts right up, idles fine, but as you go ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55UX1
Customer just purchased vehicle, vehicle comes in stalling, and running rough. I have smoke tested intake system, put fresh fuel in vehicle, vehicle was basically on empty. I have looked at the oxygen sensors to make sure they were operating correctly. I h... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174
2007 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L steering VIN: 1FMCU49H87
No fault codes in power steering system and no power assist. Most of the PSCM failures we have read about and the recall all pertain to codes. Anyone seen one do this and not set codes?
2012 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNF1CF1C
i have a 2012 ford f150 5.0 litre engine. a week after doing an engine swap the customer returned with a concern of the high speed fans coming on 10 min after the truck starts. the temp gauge never goes above half and the cooling system is full. the hearte...
2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.2L Unknown VIN: 1FTBF2B6XF
Light whining noise most noticeable with light acceleration in 1st and 2nd gear. Let off the gas and noise goes away. Duplicate noise in the shop by very lightly applying the brakes creating a small load. The whine is the loudest from the front of the tran...
2007 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Unknown VIN: MRHRE47707
Right so got a good one here, The problem is the A/C compressor clutch isn't engaging. The symbol of the A/C symbol on the screen of HVAC unit appears on and off when pressing the A/C button as normal. All other functions such as fan speed, hot/cold an...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L transmission VIN: JM2UF6140N
Hi and thanks. Got this 1992 B2600i 4x4, the shifter has suddenly become loose and no gears will engage. I removed the console and accessed the shifter, I can see that it remains connected into the rod in the top of the gearbox. There is no felt resistance...
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L Transfer Case VIN: 4JGDF7CE8D
Hello Mercedes Techs, We have slippage sound that's real pronounced under a load (located) approximately center of the car. We drained the transfer case an only less then a tea spoon of fluid came out, with fine shavings of metal. The transfer case has no ...
2011 Nissan Sentra SR 2.0L Transmission VIN: 3N1AB6AP5B
I replaced trans. with low mileage unit from LKQ. There was a tag attached that stated trans. had to be reprogrammed. I have a J2534 box. I went to Nissans website and purchased NERS and down loaded it. When I select reprogramming tab and enter the 1St dig...
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 3.3L starter motor VIN: JTEEW21A26
scan immobilizer and theft deterrent systems. no problems evident. check high voltage battery service plug for proper installation/corrosion-ok. remove HV battery cover for inspection. found water in HV battery compartment where HV relay center is located....
2010 Volkswagen Passat Komfort 2.0L Transmission VIN: WVWJK7AN6A
Hi Guys, Car has bad transmission, needing replacement. Wondering if there would be any issues with replacing with used transmission with different transmission code (this one came with LQY). If TCM is flashed and reprogrammed to replacement trans why w...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2009 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L timing chain VIN: WAUSG74F09
hello molehill,would you like to turn into a mountain?NO NO!replied the molehill,I am perfectly happy as I am,please don't make me into a mountain.FIE ON YOU I said,I am determined to change you,so meet your fate!!!. that is about what happened here.it was...
2012 BMW 535i 3.0L connector VIN: WBAFR7C53C
thanks guys for the infor. yes after a closer look I found the pin number on the new connector, it is very very small. It keeps the connectors in the same orientation.
2004 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Engine VIN: 1G4HP52K14
I?m going to call this one fixed. Everyone who mentioned a vacuum leak/ PCV problem gets high marks. Customer never said that ?Weekend Bob? had been working on it. He appears to have fixed the driveability problem (they never told me about) but accidentally i...
2014 Ford F-150 FX2 3.5L No Start VIN: 1FTMF1CT2E
Thanks again for the replies. People are telling me I need a fuse relocation kit even after I updated and said the fuse is not the issue. As far as connector pins go, the driver module comes with new pins so it is not that. The fuel pump connector has never... Trouble codes: P025A.
2008 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L master cylinder VIN: 5FNYF18478
defective master cylinder from parts store. Got a OE master cylinder all works well now.
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K63
Thank you for all the replies. Those that suggested looking into communication issue were on the right track. Retested all module communication. This is a base model jeep so it does not have a skim module, and I could communicate with all models except PCM. S...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Engine compu VIN: WDBFA67E0S
2002 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5N1ED28Y12
Hey guys and gals, just wanted to give you all an update on what I found on the vehicle. It turned out to be a bad fuel pump which was not supplying enough fuel volume. The presure was there but volume was lacking. Pump replaced and all is well now. Thanks for... Trouble codes: P0171.
2013 Ram 1500 Sport 5.7L Valve Train VIN: 1C6RR7MTXD
Of the 3 replies only 2 people offered something else to pursue. One thing I forgot to mention is this vehicle drove perfect for 2 months and 1800 miles. David - If the MDS was damaged or plugged it would have set P1414, P3425, P3426. Regardless I am replacin...
2010 Volkswagen CC Luxury 2.0L Shift R, D VIN: WVWHL7AN9A
I'm pretty sure that I have a bad Mechatronic unit and am planning to replace transmission.
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