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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L First Gear VIN: 5UXFA53513
Bmw guys need some info, i have this x5 in the shop that is having issues. Customer complaint was the transmission takes a while to go in gear. Verified customer complaint and noticed after sitting for a while when you first start the vehicle and put it in...
2000 Buick Century Limited 3.1L converter lockup VIN: 2G4WY55J5Y
replaced pressure control solenoid, then trans shifted very harsh after repairs. tested pressures and they were maxed out at all PCS Currents test. removed new PSC and found the old one has come apart upon removal and tech missed that the screen was still ...
2008 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Warning Message VIN: 2G1WC58358
Gentlemen, I will appreciate your experienced input. Contrary to the desires of the customer, I do not believe a second alternator has failed. voltage output, ripple waveform, voltage drop tests of battery cables and terminals all pass. 13.9 volts output, ...
2011 Dodge Nitro SE 3.7L o2 monitor VIN: 1D4PT2GK3B
The vehicle failed a smog check for incomplete monitors (O2 monitors). The customer was advised by the smog check facility to drive the vehicle to clear monitors. It was driven 1500 miles, o2 monitor has not cleared. Vehicle was brought to us, scanned a...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTRX08L8X
Vehicle came in for emissions failure, failed CO. Dyno pattern looked like a classic converter failure so he went and had all 4 welded in, I don't know the quality of what he put on? Reading are great at idle a free revving the engine, but if you power bra...
2013 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.7L Def VIN: 1FD8X3HT4D
Vehicle came in just for a check engine light. Had codes for Nox sensor and Def heater. 3 days later check engine light comes back on and truck goes into limp mode. I scanned it and found p207f (reductant quality). So I assumed I must have got debris in th...
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Clutch A VIN: 1FADP3F21E
Vehicle came in to shop with P0902 Clutch A Actuator Circuit Low, and a P0219 Engine Over speed. Clutch assembly was replaced and a new Clutch A motor was installed. Transmission adaptive relearn was attempted, but P0902 returned. Pin checks/voltage checks...
2012 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 5.0L Ride control VIN: SALME1D44C
U2007-67 Valve circuit fault stored. At first it was intermittent, then a hard fault. When turning ignition on/ or starting vehicle the light in the Ride Level Control switch will flash on and off approximately 12 times with the cross-link valves clicking ...
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SE 2.0L Aux battery VIN: SALVP2BG1G
For some reason, we cannot locate the aux battery, (or secondary battery), on this vehicle, the VIN says it should have one, the warning message in the cluster indicates it needs to be replaced, (we have seen this many times before), but we cannot locate t...
2016 Mazda CX-3 Grand Touring 2.0L Red key light on VIN: JM1DKBC79G
Vehicle has been sitting for a while, battery was dead when we got it. Charged battery, changed fob batteries, vehicle runs and drives well. Only issue is the red key light on dash. We disconnected battery,no codes in BCM,PCM,new fob batteries. Still on. W...
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited 5.7L airbag system VIN: 1C6RR6LT8E
Air bag light is on with codes b0001-9a, b0002-9a, having checked everything and replaced the module and the clock spring we still get the codes. When cycling the keys on and off the codes clear themselves, but after a few more key cycles the codes come ba...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2010 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Alternator VIN: 1B3CC4FB3A
I installed a new reman alternator and it charged great but got hot very quick so we installed a new battery even though everything tested good on it, even a load test with my old SUN machine didn't show any issue. The new battery stopped the over heating of t...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Base Oil Pressure VIN: 1FTWW31P55
Not really a confirmed fix. But it is gone and running great So I did air leak the high pressure system and found no leaks. Even removed valve covers and it was tightly sealed. Removed low oil pump and rings and were in good condition and regulator checked ou...
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L Will not start VIN: 1FDWF35R88
Replaced engine harness. The PCM connector was very touchy and would make good connection until you started cranking the engine. Every time that I would back probe the PCM wires it would make good connection. Replaced engine harness and truck runs again.
2007 Mazda 3 S 2.3L A/c relay VIN: JM1BK34397
Customer took this car to the dealer. Dealer had it for 12 days, then told the customer it needed a new wiring harness at $5,000.
2002 Subaru Impreza RS 2.5L Unable to verify fluid level VIN: JF1GD67592
The vehicle is fixed and was released back to the customer on July 27 without further issue. I was lead down a rabbit hole by erroneous data and my tech not following proper SI procedures. The SI does not list an 'initial fluid refill after service' spec but d...
2015 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L Hesitation, Hesitation VIN: JF1VA2U62F
After pulling the timiNg gears on the left to check the inline screen I found that someone had replaced the banjo bolt with a differant one. Replaced with factory and screen also replaced right side. Replaced the timing belt. All was good when the car left. I... Trouble codes: P0018 (Cam crank corrolation bank 2), P0018 (Cam crank corrolation bank 2).
1996 Toyota Avalon XL 3.0L fuel tank leak VIN: 4T1BF12B8T
Got this one fixed. Installed the new fuel tank and compared it to the old one and noticed a bulge outward where the crack in the tank was. Now knowing that too much tank pressure is the cause, let vehicle sit in the sun for a few hours with pressure gauge in...
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWD17AJXE
Thank you for the responses. Decided to try programming first to get the car up to date. Will reevaluate if car returns for same concern.
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