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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Abs VIN: WBABS53451
Hi folks, please help on this BMW, it's an intermittent problem when driving the steering angle warning light ( red circle with triangle ) flashing then the vehicle losing power, either slowing down or stop, the warning light is out then car drive back nor...
2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Transfer case VIN: WBAPK5C56B
4WD, ABS, DSC lights illuminated. Transfer case replaced but original servo motor reinstalled. Motor gear appears fine and does not spin freely. Looking for info/tests to narrow down to software or hardware issue. Thanks!!
2004 Buick Rainier CXL 5.3L Axle shaft housing VIN: 5GAET13P64
I have this Rainier that the customer brought in. The problem I got is that the right axle shaft housing is leaking oil between the axle housing and the oil pan. I replaced both seals in the housing today but it still leaks. Not sure if it is diff oil or e...
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...
1997 Chrysler LHS 3.5L Misfire, Misfire VIN: 2C3HC56F3V
this vehicle has misfires that come and go on 2,4,6 and temp reading goes to -40 fuel trim to 100% . valve job has been done on cylinder heads new spark plugs, wires, coil, computer, timing belt. will run fine for a day then act up. any suggestions? Trouble codes: P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-), P0300 (p0300-)
2015 Chrysler 200 Limited 2.4L transmission VIN: 1C3CCCABXF
ok replaced tranny in this car now I am at a loss on how to program it,shifter only lights up in p and l evidently is gonna need prox alignment have done them before on darts but my autel elite is not doing it,any suggestions other than Chrysler,not famili...
1973 Ford F-100 3.9L a/c
I have a 1973 f100 with a 240 straight 6 engine , the customer wants me to put a/c in it, but insists on a under the dash unit , it seems to be a odd year to get parts for or a kit so i decided to make our own i intended moving the radiator back a few inch...
2009 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Unknown VIN: SALSH23489
Not sure if this should be posted in another place but we have this rover with trans and transfer case issues,came in with transfer case stuck in low range, was able to get it into hi range. also all terrain module codes. tcm has p081c atcm has u0416-94, u...
2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1KR32E23
after replacing the engine I been getting code p1346 I have replaced the vvt solenoid twice and still get that code, we have also replace the camshaft vvt gear and that didnt help either any one that has experience this problem? i will appreciate any help.... Trouble codes: P1346
2009 Toyota Highlander Sport 3.5L Charging VIN: JTEES43A79
Hi fellow techs, I have problem with charging system. Customer brought the vehicle with not starting after driving. I checked the battery was dead.I could not even check the charging system. Customer brought the new battery. After installed it, the vehi...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta S 2.5L cooling system VIN: 3VWJZ71K79
Customer complaint that the car was running hot sometimes normally needle sits at 190 but at time it would climb to 245. We ran car notice that the lower hose was cool and no heat coming out of the vents, replaced the thermostat vacume bled the cooling ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 Chevrolet Impala SS 5.7L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G1BN52PXR
thanks guys you were all right on the money installed ac delco unit from the dealer and ac delco water pump reassembled runs great thanks again
2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PH5SC6C
Kevin was right. OE vin-derived part number was correct and fixed it. Aftermarket interchange will lead down a dark path... Apparently, there were different boost levels on this engine, and the sensors only read the respective range on that vehicle. The scan t... Trouble codes: P0236 (Boost sensor performance), P2227 (Baro sensor performance).
2009 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3LC56BX9
Yes it is fixed. I went with the posts concerning a re-flash. Steve hit the nail on the head. I drove the thundering 2 cylinder powerhouse to the sharp motor company dealer. they all chuckled at me but i left it with a s.o. to re-flash. it worked out fine and ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0335, P0315.
2005 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMCU94175
The customer decided not to repair, because of age, and mileage. 99% sure the fuel rail sensor was the problem. I informed the owner of other potential problems, especially the fuel pressure control module being very corroded. The vehicle also had a cracked ex... Trouble codes: P0193.
2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT7X2A68C
#2#8 coil and plug were bad,no problem changing the plugs ford finally changed there design, thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0300, P0308, P00, 302 (miss2).
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48566
The inlet pressure sensor was not showing anything on the scan tool and it had been zip tied to the connector because the retaining lock was broken off. If I squeezed them together I did get a good reading. Replaced the connector and P1186 never came back. A C... Trouble codes: P1186 (inlet pressure sensor circuit), P0299 (turbo underboost).
2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L pedal operation VIN: WDDHF8HB8B
we had not done any further repair to the car until we went with the master cylinder as being the most likely culprit..replaced cylinder bled brakes and all is well.thanks for the replies
2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i Basic 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4BP61CX7
After recommending an OE cat the customer declined the repair at this time due to cost. Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat efficiency below threshold).
2013 Toyota Tundra 5.7L Unknown VIN: 5TFDW5F16D
thanks to all who responded. ended up being the compressor. the clutch was slipping. my guess is there was too much temperature/pressure that caused the clutch to sort of melt. flushed the system and replaced the condenser as well because i guessed there was a...
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