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2008 BMW 335i 3.0L Engine VIN: WBAVG76040
Hi, I hope this becomes a case of IATN to the rescue cause I might of met my match this time Vehicle BMW 320i N46B20B 4 Cyl (Has valvetronic system) I know you guys didn't get this version but you know engine basics still apply It's Pinging!! yo...
2013 Buick Verano 2.4L Parking Brake VIN: 1G4PR5SK4D
Vehicle came in with Parking Brake applying by itself over night,Customer would have to play with it to get it to release. Found code U0128 Lost comunication with Park Brake Control Module. Shopkey Shows No Help for this Code,We Assumed the issue was in th...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L dead miss VIN: 1GCEC14W1T
I'm posting this for a friend. have been trying to help him over the phone.After radiator replacement engine runs very rough . Cylinder 5 and 6 have dead miss. Have spark, compression, fuel. Checked valve springs, fuel injection spider,fuel pressure and re...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L camber/caster VIN: 1GCHK29U41
i have adjusted camber/caster to the max and cannot get within spec.
2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1ZB5EB0A
Have this Malibu that has issues. Car was towed in 2 weeks ago as a no start. Charged and tested battery, bad. Replaced battery and sent it out. Owner called 15 min. later saying it stalled out. Brought it back and it would start and die. Found code B3055 ... Trouble codes: B3055 (Anti theft)
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Charging VIN: 1FMCU93118
this truck came in whit the battery light on the owner have replaced the battery and the battery goes dead again.he gave me an alternator and after the replecement it still the same.i have replaced 2 of theme any help will be appreciated.i have checked all...
2013 Ford Escape SEL 1.6L Engine VIN: 1FMCU0HX2D
Vehicle came in on a hook. It ran with jump pack connected and sounded healthy. Serpentine belt shredded due to a locked up water pump. It wrapped around the timing belt and melted into the ac and alternator pulleys. It also melted the idler pulley. We rep...
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L steering VIN: 1FT7X2BT6D
It acts up when your going over 50 mph and hit a bump in the road. Vehicle will shake violently. You feel like you are out of control and you have to slow way down for it to stop. I've heard it called the death wobble and that sounds about right. The owner...
2016 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FD8W3GTXG
This F350 dead driving down the road. The driver said a low fuel pressure message came up on the screen just before the engine stopped. Tow it to the shop and we find the fuel pressure sensor is blowing fuel out of the wire connect side of the sensor. Repl...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Abs VIN: 2HKYF18694
Driving down the street vtm-4 lights comes on and abs light if you accelerate and let go dash shuts down and abs blinks stressed out all power and ground to abs unit tested and retest charging system serviced and cleaned ground wire mount in front of trans
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring 3.5L Catalytic Converter VIN: 5FNRL5H90B
This vehicle came in with a P0430 code, we replaced the bank 2 catalytic converter, and now the vehicle has come back with a P0420 code 2 days after the first repair. I see Honda is saying The rear secondary HO2S fluctuation integration value is 3.0 V or m...
2011 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCN4AC1B
Car will drive around town all day long with no code until it crosses 55mph and the O2 monitors kick on. Fuel trims look decent except long term part-load is pegged at 25% no matter what, even if I clear adaptives. O2 appears to be working properly, smoked... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1)
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L abs VIN: 1J4GL38K32
Jeep came in with Speedo inop and anti-lock and brake light on. We installed new rear speed sensor and new wire harness. Cleared codes and road test = no problems. Gave to customer and she came back half hour later. Speedo works but ABS and Brake light on....
2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Hydraulic Cooling Fan VIN: 1J8HR58278
Hi everyone. This Jeep came in with leaking water pump and radiator. No overheating, so we replace water pump, and radiator, bled and filled system. The problem now is that the hydraulic cooling fan is running on high at all times, hot or cold. I decided t...
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L knock sensor VIN: SALTY12481
I'm looking for the wavform for a good working knock sensor for this vehicle . If anyone has it I would be thankful.
2012 Mini Cooper Countryman S ALL4 1.6L Transponder Mode VIN: WMWZC5C56C
Replaced Interior fuse box for a corrosion issue/no start issue installed panel car starts and runs but now have a warning light on dash for "Transponder Mode" is there a way to turn this mode off without the Mini specialty tool. Thanks for your help Jeff.
2017 Nissan Pathfinder S 3.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1DR2MM1H
i wanted to share this Yesterday at 4:00 pm we had this pathfinder towed in for stalled wont restart. Its a smart key push button start and it would start and then stall in about 2 seconds i scanned it and there are no codes I checked PIDs and it showed RP...
2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN86R6Y
This vehicle runs poorly at 3000 rpm. The owner has replaced a lot of parts trying to determine the concern. I have a scope waveform of the CKP / CMP relationship: I uploaded that to the waveform library. I am thinking the timing b... Trouble codes: P0300
2009 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L horn VIN: JTNBE46K49
hello all... strange deal here. if you press the horn pad the horn will blow until you turn key to the start position. same thing it i trigger the horn with the scan tool through the bcm still must turn the key to start to make it stop.. any ideas??

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 5UXFE43567
Unfortunately I had to let this vehicle go to the dealer. I believe it was in valvetronic operation, i could increase the idle speed with a command through ISTA. Still stalls randomly. I will update when I get any more info
2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Vses VIN: 3GYFK66N32
Thank you for the replies. In my original post I meant to add that I had Removed the wheels and brake discs to check the ABS wheel sensor mountings. They were clean. I used a scotch brite pad(hand pad, not wheel) to make sure that there was no dirt/rust. We d...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GBKC34J8T
Prepared an estimate for the customer to do a valve job which he declined. Cylinder #3 never completely recovered compression even after adding oil to the cylinder.
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCEK19V13
Good evening Sorry for taking so long to close post.I removed airtex pump as everyone said to and saw that the float arm was really sloppy where it went into sender,took everyones advice and replaced with Delphi,all is fine now thanks for your help. H ave a go...
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic LS 4.8L Starting VIN: 2GCEC13V07
Thanks for all the replies! Thank you Benny for pointing in me in that direction. The Truck had a GPS unit that was cutting off the fuel. Traced the wires to underneath the Fusebox and repaired the connection there. Truck works great now. Thanks!
2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L Blind Spot Monitor VIN: 2C4RC1CG3C
Thanks for the tips! I appreciate all that took the time to reply. The van is not fixed yet, I do have a new rear bumper cover on order, but it is on back order from Chrysler! The sensors just do not completely clip into the brackets. Not sure if this will be ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F5V
pulled the idm and water ran out of it. replaced the driver runs like a new truck. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0340, P1261, P1263, P1265, P1267.
2015 Ford F-150 XL 3.5L driveshaft VIN: 1FTEX1E8XF
Good evening I checked driveshaft as suggested seemed ok,test drove only vibrated at 61 mph,i didn't really notice it,suggested customer take back to dealer.Thanks for all your suggestions
2005 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L Head Gasket VIN: JHMES95695
Thanks to all those who said that it was possible to remove the timing cover without removing, or loosening, the oil pan. I looked more closely at the Identifix information on this engine. Even though in the instructions for removing the timing cover they tel...
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHDN45D85
thanks for the info guys. thanks Bill [...] for the part number NTK 24304 which is the OE sensor,available from Rock Auto for 136.86 CAN. 6 terminal 5 wire sensor is the correct one. Trouble codes: P2626 (linear o2 sensor pumping current trim circuit/open b1s1), P0030 (o2 sensor heater circuit problem).
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1J4GW48S84
Well, I Guess My Month Is About Up And I Still Have The Same Issue. Since I Started This Request I Replaced The CV Style Joint On The Front Driveshaft Next To The Transfer Case And That Wasn't The Answer. I Borrowed Some Chassis Ears And The Noise Sure Sounde...
1992 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L transmission VIN: JM2UF6140N
So thanks for the replies. Having accepted the fact that the problem was internal, I removed the gearbox. I did not find AllData's info on disassembly as helpful as I would like, but fortunately an old friend at Mazda loaned me a paper repair manual. Pulled th...
2011 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring 2.3L fuel system VIN: JM3ER4D35B
Fifteen people offered help, all good and constructive advice. Thank you all ! As Timothy and Tyler suggested it turned out to be a faulty Air Fuel Ratio sensor, a fancy version of front O2 sensor. Mazda ECM never set the O2 sensor code, making this job very...
2001 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Transmission & Brakes VIN: 5TDZT38A91
Sorry, about closing this help request so late. I think I was trying to block this experience from my mind. We recleaned all the grounds, blew off and cleaned all the tone rings, ran some new grounds, cleaned every connection including the PRUNDL, TPS, APPS, a...
2009 Toyota Prius 1.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: JTDKB20459
Well I have absolutely exhausted all of my ideas with no results. Thank you all for your posts. Nothing seem to get this car fixed. I did get another prius from a used car place here in town I was going to compare the two and see if I can get anywhere. I w... Trouble codes: P3190, PA0F2, P0101.
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