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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Ride Height Control VIN: 5UXFB33583
About 6 months ago, a technician that is no longer at our store replaced rear air bags due to massive leakage and a left front height sensor because it was reading erratically. Customer states that since he received the vehicle from us, the "Suspension Ina...
2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L warning system VIN: 5UXFF03569
Not sure what kind of signal i should see coming back from park sensors. 5V to sensors good (green wire with trace), ground good (brown with trace), get 4.4v on signal wires (yellow with trace). if unplug rear only those fault and front are not faulting. i...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L CV Joint VIN: 2CNDL33F08
Vehicle came in for new loaded front quick struts and new rear shocks. After customer picked it up they came back with a complaint of a shimmy like the wheel was loose. Vehicle is FWD The vehicle shimmy is present when pulling away under load from a s...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P15
wont start and when it starts it runs very rough and only for maybe 30 seconds and dies and wont restart for a long while. power balance shows 1-2-3 and 4 dead, injector clatter sounds ok but #3 has no tick some times. its been in another shop 3 time and e... Trouble codes: P0472
2012 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L No throttle VIN: 1FDUF4GY2C
Vehicle ran and drove fine into the shop. Replaced clock spring due to horn not working and rear bumper strobe lights. This is a commercial cable company bucket truck. After repairs when to drive truck out with no throttle response and code P2138-thottle/p... Trouble codes: P2138 (Throttle/pedal position switch d/e voltage correlation)
2010 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2CTALDEW2A
Vehicle came into my shop with a s.e.s light on. I check the codes, p0172, and p0300. I scan the data and st. Fuel trim varied from -2 to-25. Lt fuel trim varied -25 to -50. Mass air flow at idle 3.6 grams per sec. Wide open throttle, went over 65 grams pe... Trouble codes: P0172 (Fuel trim system rich.), P0172 (Fuel trim system rich.)
2014 Honda Accord EX 2.4L valve train VIN: 1HGCT1B72E
Got a customer that is complaining about a rattle noise on a cold start up in the morning. Heard the noise and it sounds like a VTC actuator rattle. Found a TSB #A18010F stating that the VTC actuator is the cause but replacing it will most likely not fix i...
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 3.6L long crank time VIN: 1C4RJFBG4F
Good afternoon boys and girls, We have a Heep here that we are trying to get right for our customer. Hoping we have a Jeep tech out there that has run into this. Occasionally and very infrequently, he experiences a long crank time before starting. This h...
2010 Volkswagen Eos Komfort 2.0L hood latch VIN: WVWAA7AH6A
hood wont open-I feel foolish 45year tech but I cant get to hood latch to release-alldata no help-anyone been there or have advise .thanks

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1961 Buick Invicta 6.6L Block VIN: 0LDASSBU1C
Thank you guys for all the information. Learned a lot about this beast and we all know it ain't over yet. We purchased an engine and transmission out of a 64 Wildcat. The 401 Nailhead has been rebuilt. I will have to do the Turbo 400. This Invicta has a drive...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N73
Checked the cat temperatures OK droped the crossover anyway no differance Changed the temp sensor just because Evan tried another crank sensor Had a friend stop by with a Chrysler factory scanner Still no luck Had to walk away for a few days Customer was ready...
2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L keyless entry VIN: 1D7HW48N75
Michael, Daniel, and Andrew win the prize on this one! Got the vehicle back in today to attempt reprogramming again. Still would not program the keyless entry operation UNTIL the battery in the brand new Dodge key was replaced. Yes embarrassingly easy fix. Thi...
2011 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L unknown VIN: 1FMJU1H56B
First ,Thanks to all who replied. Now for summary, drive shaft slip yoke was lubed twice (first by me and second by driveshaft shop),ALL rear bushings inspected with no problems found. we removed the inspection cover to measure backlash and found it at .012 in...
2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.6L Misfire VIN: 1C4HJWEG4E
Talked to the customer and everything is great with the Jeep. I think I had a connection issue at the main connector on the right valve cover. I didn't see any problems with connector but after plunging it back in the misfire never return. Thanks for all of yo... Trouble codes: P0302 (Cylinder number two misfire), P2305 (Coil number two insufficent ionization).
2013 Kia Sportage 2.4L Engine
Client came back with the vehicle, KIA stated ECU issues, limited information given but it has been rectified and returned to the customer albeit they?ve had it for 9 days... Not a warranty problem, but they?ll honor the repair at no cost.!!! The aroma of KIA...
2008 Saturn Outlook XR 3.6L No Start VIN: 5GZER23708
well long story short, i went back and looked at my numbers my fuel trims were pegged out in the negative, so the map was not fluctuating and was taking the fuel away, installed new map, problem soloved, nubers never lie, thank u all for ur time and input
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