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1999 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBG933XX
This has been a real challenge - Car came in from an exhaust shop that had just installed new Cats. They were told by another shop the car needed new O2 sensors as well. The car was brought to me to determine if that was the case or not. On it's first visi... Trouble codes: 227 (Multiplicative mixture adaptation bank 1), 228 (Multiplicative mixture adaptation bank 2)
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNLVFED5A
This vehicle came in with a mil lamp on and codes p0008, p0016 and p0017, all cam timing codes for bank one. Inspected the timing chains and found excessive slack. I ordered cam tools and all parts from the dealership. Replaced chains, guides, tensioners a... Trouble codes: P0008, P0017, P0016
2014 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L Comressorno Radiator Fan Operation VIN: 2G1125S31E
Some times the fans don't come on when the AC is on therefore pressures go high and freon is released thru pop off valve. Scan tool shows AC request yes, fans 1&2 no at times, then there are times fans 1&2 request is yes and the fans run on low speed, this...
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1D4GP45R45
Ok guys I'm at my wit's end with this one, my customer has 2 vans a 2003 and a 2005 caravan. My mission was to put the 03 engine into the 05, seemed simple, my first red flag was that the flex plates were different(holes were not same). I used the one from...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
This truck belongs to a friend who just bought it recently. Truck is in quite good shape overall and seemed ok at first. But when he hooked it to his small enclosed trailer (even empty) that he uses for his business he noticed a lack of power. The truck...
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Vss VIN: 1FMSU43F1Y
Hello Iatn I need some help figuring out this excursion vss issue. Customer installed a cummins common rail engine 2004 and I have not been able to get the speedometer to show in cluster. Im not sure where this truck gets the vss imformation...i read its t...
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Transmission VIN: 1FMZK011X5
Got a strange one in today. 2005 Ford Freestyle with the 3.0 V6 came in with a no upshift transmission issue. The sppedometer is also not working. No codes in engine, trans or ABS modules and I'm able to communicate with them all just fine. In the engine a...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Collision Repair VIN: 1FTFW1ET9B
I need Book Labor for Sun Roof Rail assembly. I can't go by well it should pay X this is for insurance, so I need to cite my sources. Thanks Guys Alldata only shows time for Sunroof Motor.
2012 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L Lack of Power VIN: 3FADP4BJ7C
I am looking for an explanation of the yellow wrench light on this Fiesta. The only worthwhile but vague info I have been able to find is in the owners manual. "Powertrain malfunction/Reduced power/Electronic throttle control: Displays when the engine ha...
2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDUF5GT9D
came in with eng light on. had code p2201 when i road test this truck front nox reads around 100 at a stop and over 300 on a hard accel. i noticed the first time i had to stop it was reading 55ppm but i think was due to not fully warmed... freeze frame for... Trouble codes: P2201
2009 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEV13D99
looking for some direction or guidance before replacing more parts Trouble codes: P0343, P0343, P0343, P0343
2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L power steering VIN: 5NPET4AC8A
hello everyone this one is weird, I got this car which loses power steering everytime this car hits pole road water, when this car first came in I did check it and found the plastic shield by the serpentine belt is missing so I did put one on and replaced ...
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L OBD Readiness VIN: SALME11454
Vehicle will not set the following monitors: HO2S Heater Monitor O2 Monitor Evap Monitor Catalyst Monitor I have been tested all the ECM power and ground circuits and all have tested good with minimal voltage drops (0.010v). Pin tested all HO2S heaters a...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Brake lights VIN: 3VWLL7AJ9C
We have a Jetta that has been taken care of pretty well but is our first time seeing it. The complaint is a brake pedal fade while at a stop light. Pretty basic repair, OK, it needs a master cylinder. Order a new part and install it. All goes well until we...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L heating VIN: 5UXFE83587
Sorry for the late close,This one slipped my mind,The water valve on drivers frame rail was the culprit,Not sure why BMW does not give a seperate pid for right and left but the water valve had hot going in and cold going out.Replaced and she is all warm and fu...
2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L MIL Lamp on, Reduced engine perf VIN: 1GNFK16Z66
Replaced complete engine harness with new due to overall condition and age. Vehicle was returned to customer 2 weeks ago and has been trouble-free since. Thank you all for the replies and help! For information: the new harness does come equipped with gold p... Trouble codes: P0120 (TP or APP sensor 1 circuit problem), P1516 (Throttle Actuator Control Module VS Throttle Actuator Position Performance), P2135 (TP Sensor 1-2 Correlation).
2007 GMC Sierra 1500 WT 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEK13M97
Timing chain fixed it. The tensioner guide was broken. I did stumble upon a fun fact: the power steering rack bolts have the same thread size and pitch as the harmonic balancer bolt. My balancer installer kit didn't fit, so I used a rack bolt and some spacers ...
2009 Honda Accord EX 2.4L p0339 VIN: 1HGCP26879
We did check for timing chain stretch but all checked out . We then changed the starter to a oem Honda and it stop setting the P0339 code . After keeping the car for a few days I believe this was the problem.
2016 Jeep Cherokee Limited 3.2L Parking Brake VIN: 1C4PJMDS5G
Thank you everyone. The problem was after I fixed wiring problems my scanner couldn't clear the codes. I was able clear it only using Chrysler subscription.
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