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2012 BMW 528i xDrive 2.0L Misfire, Misfire VIN: WBAXH5C59C
Vehicle will start up fine and run smoothly for about 1 minute. The vehicle will start to misfire heavily and if you let the vehicle run long enough the check engine light will flash. I can see data for misfire and it is on all cylinders. The one code ... Trouble codes: 133E1, 133E1, 133E1
2008 Buick Lucerne CX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on, No Crank, No Comm. VIN: 1G4HP57248
First, Thanks for your time fellow techs. Wanting to know if anyone's been down this road already. Car will intermittently not crank when key is turned, usually after sitting for a few minutes. It usually acts up on first start of the day and may or may no... Trouble codes: P1160, U1000, U1010, U1000, U1400
2012 Buick Regal 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4GS5EK7C
GM guys need some help. this buick is setting p2097. fuel trims short term fluctuate between -5 and 5, long term at idle climbs to 16 and drops between 10 & 13 at cruise speeds. downstream o2 stays at .60-.65 what am I missing. Also what should fuel rail p... Trouble codes: P2097 (Post catalyst fuel trim high limit)
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Vses VIN: 3GYFK66N32
This vehicle came in with Code C0196 Yaw Rate Circuit Fault, and C0455 Steering wheel position sensor fault. I have checked TSB's, found the one for programminmg the Ebcm TO update the vses software for C0455 code. Customer complaint is ABS activation inte...
2013 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L Rear Suspension VIN: 1C3CCBCG3D
This vehicle came in with a noise complaint. Ride control appeared to be original at 195,000 so we recommended replacing all four struts. The customer opted to do the rear struts and rear trailing arm bushings. We did replace one complete trailing arm. ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F5V
hoping to get a little help on this diesel. don't work on many only reason this one is good customer.its missing on right bank buzz test shows all cylinders on that side.don't really have whole lot of tools for diesel repair.thinking the idm is going bad b... Trouble codes: P0340, P1261, P1263, P1265, P1267
2005 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FBSS31L85
Tour van, so I don't get it for very long before it has to go out again. Drivers complain of a hot (only hot) restart problem. Cranks a few times to get it to start. They noticed black smoke once. Of course, it always started in bay with hot soaks, etc. Oc... Trouble codes: P0191 (Frp circuit), P1235 (FRP Out of Range)
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 5.5L Accessories VIN: WDBSK74FX6
car came in seat heater light is blinking and key fob not working so as the convertible top and a message on the instrument cluster something about accessory , we installed new battery in the trunk check the front is good everything is working fine except ...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L MIL Lamp on, little stumble VIN: JTEDP21A84
This code will clear and come back after a couple of days with little to almost no driveability concern. WE have checked cam timing and timing marks and all are within specs. Cust took back to dealer and they wanted to redo timing belt, perform fuel induct... Trouble codes: P0016 (crank position sensor/correlation)

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2014 Audi S7 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUW2AFC6E
This car is now running happily after replacing the fuel pump, fuel pump control module, battery, and especially the turbos! Special thanks to all those who said to check the turbos! The customer said the car was running poorly for some time before the fuel pu...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19VX5
Volumetric efficiency test showed maf was under reporting. Replaced maf and WOT g/s went from 205.67 to 230.72 but still had plus 18 long term fuel trims under light load. Fuel pressure test while driving under load pressure would drop to 40 psi. Fuel pump was... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel 2.0L Will not purge VIN: 1G1P75SZ5E
Alright folks we got this one. The procedure listed on Mitchell and Identifix has the process listed in the wrong order. The correct way to do this is to purge the system first THEN run the quality test and any applicable updates. I was running it in a diff... Trouble codes: P20B9.
2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Amplifier VIN: 1GKFK638X7
First let me thank everyone who tried to help. In the end I never did find any continuity to the instrument panel junction block from either the underhood fuse box OR the connector in the console area. I ended up running a wire from the front of the harness at...
2013 Lincoln MKT EcoBoost 3.5L Check Engine Light VIN: 2LMHJ5AT8D
I am closing this as a summary to add more info. Several asked about the mileage. Customer is driving vehicle, I don't know the exact mileage, but it is not too high, around 100K. The inside of the engine looks great, almost new, not a trace of sludge or anyth...
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