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2010 BMW 550i GT xDrive 4.4L Rear shocks VIN: WBASP4C54A
Hello, I have here a 2010 BMW F10 that hit something on the road (or curb perhaps) that required multiple suspension components to be replaced. Both rear shocks were replaced (EDCSHL and EDCSHR) which are part of the Vertical Dynamics Management system. Af...
2013 Buick Encore 1.4L T-case VIN: KL4CJGSBXD
need some second opinions. this awd buick encore was towed in with the front tires off the ground and rear tires still on the ground. was told the car only went about 20 yards before the tow truck drive noticed the rear tires were locking up and put it on ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Brake Pedal VIN: 2GCEK13T05
Hi, thank you for taking the time to help me on this one. This truck has been a good truck with only minor things done to it for many years and well over 100000 miles. Lately the owner has had some issues with the brakes. 2 months ago, he had a spongy peda...
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L left and right turn signals VIN: 2A4RR5DG2B
Good afternoon fellow techs, I have a customer who brought his car into shop with inoperative turn signals in the front - as well as no rear brake lights. Replaced the brake stop switch and now brake lights function; however, we inspected the turn signal...
2013 Chrysler 300 3.6L Compressor clutch VIN: 2C3CCAAG1D
Customer complaint: a/c will quit blowing cold intermittently & will not work sometimes shortly after started. This is a ATC Automatic Climate Control system. Scanned codes in HVAC system, none found. Yellow indicators are working on all control buttons wh...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA18D65
So, As mentioned heads both were removed and sent to machine shop. I replaced the head gasket and put everything back together. While test drive got a p0300 random misfire. I reused the original plugs as the customer said he replaced them shortly before th... Trouble codes: P0172
2004 GMC Savana 3500 6.0L Parking Brake VIN: 1GDHG31U34
What should be a simple fix has become a problem. Customer's driveway has a steep incline and parking brakes won't hold. This is a work truck, so in addition to being heavy duty, it's loaded with equipment for his business. He's a plumber and electrician. ...
2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 6.2L rear evap VIN: 1GKS2CKJ7F
Shaking my head on this one. customers complaint was rear air not nearly as cold as front. Check and found front air blowing low 40's and rear vent temp was at 64 on a 80 degree day.Figured I had bad rear temp air door. we removed rear temp door actuator a...
2005 Honda Accord LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM564X5
Trying to nail down this recurring P0139 and coming up bupkis on all accounts. We replaced the rear O2 for a P0139 at 139k miles with a Denso unit and verified PCM software was up to date. Vehicle returned at 142k, again with a P0139 but after a little res... Trouble codes: P0139 (Secondary heated O2 sensor slow response B1S2)
2006 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Starting VIN: WMWRE33596
This Mini battery will die after a couple of days. It has 0.520 amp draw. After pulling all the fuses in both fuse boxes the only one that made any difference was the cluster fuse #21 that dropped the draw to about 0.340 amps. Obviously still to high. Also...
2014 Ram 2500 Tradesman 6.4L pcm control VIN: 3C6MR5AJ6E
I need to know if anyone has replaced the complete wire loom coming from pc to engine and transmission, need aprox time if possible and if there are any other items that I should have on hand. I appreciate any and all help Thanks Jake [...]
2006 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0L transfer case actuator VIN: JTEBU14R96
HI Toyota techs, I have a 2006 4runner that the client put into 4 wd low and then later he could not get it to come back out of 4wd and the 4wd lights are flashing and the control unit is beeping. I tried several times to get it to release with the swit...
2010 Toyota Prius 1.8L timing cover VIN: JTDKN3DU5A
Hi and theanks in advance for any replies i recieve. Ok this is simply a question to anyone who may have done this job before. according to service information the engine and transmisssion need to be removed from the vehicle in order to replace the timing ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N62
Vehicle had jumped 1 tooth of cam timing during initial startup on bank 2. scan tool showed cam/crank correlation OK but oscilloscope showed patterns didn't match up. thank you to those who replied! Trouble codes: P0352, P0353, P0357, P0356.
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec 3.0L Transmission VIN: WDDHF2EB5B
We went with the theory that the fault from shift range recognition sensor on conductor plate was cause of CAN communication fault between ETC and ISM. In spite of the fact that the Xentry tester said to ignore the fault, we replaced the conductor plate (with ...
1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 6.6L oil flow to rockers VIN: 2W87K9L165
Thanks to all that chimed in. Yes, it was a Jasper Engine. I did take a tour there in July. They seem to know what they are doing and this is the first time it has bit me. I have learned my lesson and upgraded the labor for an extra $250 so that it will cover ...
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