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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L master cyl VIN: 5UXFA13556
customer says pedal is soft,and wanted brake bleed. preformed pedal didn't change replaced master still no change no air in system. rear brakes when you pump up and crack both rear bleeders fluid doesn't shoot out it dribbles out and pedal doesn't go down ...
2011 BMW 535i xDrive 3.0L power steering pump VIN: WBAFU7C52B
good morning,I have this 2011 BMW 535Ix with a groaning power steering pump,the fluid is loaded with bubbles and this looks like faulty pump.the bad news is that the pump is only available from bmw and it is 1900.since the car has dynamic drive and the pum...
2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i 3.0L inop VIN: 5UXWX5C56B
Hi BMW techs, We have a 2011 x3 that has a bad right front window regulator. When the dealer was called they said they only sell both front window regulators, motors and glass as kits. Is there a reason for this and also is there another source for wind...
2006 Chevrolet Express 2500 4.8L Stall VIN: 1GCGG25VX6
The van was towed into the shop due to it stalling. The van was test driven and shortly thereafter the engine would just stall. The engine does not run rough. Before stalling the abs and brake light come on simultaneously. The vehicle starts right up ... Trouble codes: C0055 (Circuit Fault Rear Speed Sensor)
2012 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L lifter VIN: 1GC1KXCG9C
Came in with a miss on #4. No compression. Pulled valve cover and rocker arms on #4 and put air into cylinder, all coming out the intake. Oddly enough by tapping on the valve with a small hammer the valve would seal up quite well until you again depressed ...
2013 Chrysler 300 3.6L No Start VIN: 2C3CCAAG2D
Greetings every body and thanks for your help. I was called to help to find the problem in this Chrysler 2013 with 244618 miles (a taxi) on the odometer with a 3.6L. engine. It does not start. No fuel pressure in the system. They have installed a new fuel ...
2015 Honda Accord EX 2.4L Noise VIN: 1HGCR2F82F
the drivers seat makes a ratcheting noise at the top of the up and down travel. all other functions work normal the dealer is quoting 2500 for a new seat has anyone had experience with this kind of problem it looks like nothing is available in the aftermar...
1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJKX1742S
Can anyone help me concerning a programming issue on a Jaguar. I've already diagnosed the problem with this dinosaur. The ECM is bad due to water infiltration. Can't get a replacement from dealer due to age, but have a company that will rebuild the OEM one...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GZ78S0V
This jeep is well cared for. Plugs done last year. Just recently has problem with rough idle after stopping for traffic on highway and idling, lean code sets, no misfire codes. Customer requested cap, rotor and wires. Problem with there before cap, rotor a... Trouble codes: P0171 (engine lean)
2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L turn signal VIN: WDBLK65G21
Now that we have the car mobile again the directional will not cancel from either side?? Cannot figure out how that system works. Thanks in advance - Bernie
2006 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWSR31C56
Has stalling issue when coming to a stop or maneuvering around a parking lot. When vehicle arrived found in tank fuel pump not working. Checked power and ground to pump motor both checked good. Replaced in tank fuel pump. While test driving vehicle alterna... Trouble codes: P0128
2008 Volvo V50 T5 2.5L Weak Cylinder VIN: YV1MJ67268
Thanks for looking at this post. Let me start by saying this is a race shop, so we are lacking in some diagnostic equipment, like a smoke tester. This car belongs to the owner of the business, he bought it a few months ago for his daughter from a body shop... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Miss), P0305 (Cyl 5 Miss), 3100 (Random missfire), 3140 (Cyl 4 misfire), 3150 (Cyl 5 misfire)

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2002 Audi TT 1.8L No Start VIN: TRUSC28NX2
Thanks for all the help folks! This one is fixed and running. After my update a few of you were on the right track with scoping sensors. We don't have a scope since our MODIS died. But we did go back and double check all the sensors he installed. We disco...
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU77K04
Thanks for all the help we found that the ECM was showing 16v when the battery voltage was 14v engine running and 12v engine off, that was throwing the numbers off. We cleaned all ECM grounds and now the ECM is showing the same voltage as measured at the batte...
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL 3.0L ac VIN: 1FMZK05185
new compressor went bad an clogged up the line with metal replaced compressor condenser thermostatic valve no more problems thank you for all your help
2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L No Start VIN: 3FAHP08136
i talked to the customer and gave her the best case and worse case as far as price goes and she decided to not spend the money on the car with almost 200k on it, I am very certain that this had a bad TCM but I don't like changing things without proving it to b... Trouble codes: U0101 (Lost communication with tcm), U1900 (Abs can comminication bus fault), P1657 (Can link chip malfunction).
2011 Ford Escape XLS 2.5L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU0C75B
hello all-welp its fixed. i was leaning towards some strange wear problems in the valvetrain for #2 cylinder getting affected with heat. motor had 176k on it and pulling the head for an inspection and repair with that kind of miles on it just made no sense. go... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Fresh air intake VIN: 1FTFW1EF5D
As suspected, the air intake screen was mostly covered with debris. What foiled me at first is that I was looking through the blower cavity with the ignition off, and the system automatically goes to recirc when shut off, so the view of the intake was blocked ...
2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: KMHDH4AE6C
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.2L Fuel gauge VIN: 1C4PJMDS7E
The fix was replacing the LH(secondary) fuel level sending unit. The resistance too low. Resistance reading on "BOTH" senders should be the same. 980 oms full and 51 ohms empty. On the original LH sender I had 190 ohms full and 42 ohms empty. There were no dea...
2005 Nissan Quest 3.5L No Start VIN: 5N1BV28U85
it was the ECM pulled out,like many mentioned it was very corroded at bottom,actually corroded through has a big hole on bottom,thanks for the replies,
2011 Ram 1500 ST 3.7L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3D7JB1EK0B
Thanks to everyone for all the helpful information. Performed a compression test and cylinder #5 had no compression. Removed the heads and sure enough the valve seat dropped on the exhaust valve, causing the valve to bind. The heads have been reworked and ... Trouble codes: P0300.
2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M15
Thanks to those who replied, the problem ended up being the slightest bit of corrosion at terminal 6 in the connection at B1S1. I missed the "green" clue on the initial inspection. however, in my defense it was barely visible and causing just barely enough res... Trouble codes: P0301 (P0130 O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1).
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