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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L Driveability , Abs, Transmission VIN: WBANA73504
Okay we need some help. 2004 bmw 530i came in with multiple lights on. These cars are knows for the mech sleeve and sealing boot so we replaced it. Mulitple service messages on idrive display , maintenance and lights all taken care of. No matter whether co...
2013 BMW 528i xDrive 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: WBAXH5C58D
Hello, thanks for the help in advance. We inherited this car from another European shop. Car was there for three weeks and they were not able to beat this issue. They changed the timing set and intake eccentric shaft. I also see they swapped in a used exha... Trouble codes: 13140
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Cruise Control VIN: 1G4HR54K74
I monetered Cruise on the scan tool and with a volt meter on the pink power wire at the cruise module and the voltage does not drop out and stays over 14 volt, yet the scanner reads "reason for cruise inop is Batt+. Does anyone know what it is monitoring f...
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1PF5S93B
Car came in with check engine light code p0299 under boost found failing turbo, had a binding waste gate and a crack on exhaust side.replaced turbo with new dealer part. Boost pressures improved but still had a lack of power and would throw the check engin... Trouble codes: P0299
2012 Chevrolet Sonic LS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: 1G1JA5SH8C
12 chevy sonic cooling fan not working. background on this recently got this at auto auction some bran surgeon tried to repair himself by cutting off pigtails and wiring direct to power to make cooling fan run... replaced cooling fan and installed aftermar...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L no communication VIN: 4C3AG52H31
Can not communicate with any scan tool, (with the second connector and even with DRB). power and grounds verified at DLC. I have scoped pin 1 from the DLC the GRY/RED wire and I see the same result wherever I test that wire on it, weather it be at the PCM,...
2009 Dodge Charger SE 5.7L a/c VIN: 2B3KA43T49
Group, I have a a/c issue. This is a local police car we work on. It came in no a/c and we found bad compressor. Coil on clutch was bad. We replace compressor, condenser and expansion valve with new. Flush evap and made sure all lines were clean and clear....
2013 Ford Focus SE 2.0L starting VIN: 1FADP3F2XD
Good morning, this car was presented as occasional no-start. Customer who likes to fix own vehicles believed it to be communications problem. There were initially a few codes along that line, but they have not reset. Possible he set them himself with testi...
2015 GMC Yukon XL SLT 5.3L Headlights VIN: 1GKS1HKC6F
Dear members, I have this GMC Yukon that had halogen headlights, I retrofit New HID headlights. Parking lights, signal lights are working normal but the HID bulbs will on but after some seconds it will start flickering. My question is that is it possible t...
2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport 3.6L Rt rear wheel VIN: 1C4AJWAG9D
Customer came in Jan 2019. ABS light illuminated. When I asked about it, he informed me he cut the purple wire because rears were locking up intermittently while driving @ hwy speed. I asked if he wanted me to look into it. He said yes. Repaired wiring. Te...
2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Pump VIN: KNDJC73386
Does anyone have any experience with this problem. I feel its drawing air in past a seal or hose. Ideas anyone?
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...
2008 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 6.0L Parking Brake VIN: WDDNG79X88
Would like to know where power supply comes from and can i manuel power up actuator out of vehicle suspect bad actuator
2004 Pontiac Grand Am SE1 3.4L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1G2NF52E64
Thank you gentlemen, for any insight you can offer. The owner of this car came in yesterday because of a grinding sound in the front brakes. Her front right outer pad was worn to the metal. Her brother had installed new pads and calipers this past February...
2007 Porsche Cayman 2.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0AA298X7
This is a inquiry for Porsche experienced techs please. I have code P1530 with NO support or even a correct code definition from Alldata. I have found through internet research that this is a code for the Variocam system on RH bank. I need to know which so... Trouble codes: P1530 (unknown)
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0301 & p0303 VIN: 4S4BP61C89
Vehicle came in with the Mil light on and codes P0301 & P0303. Inspected the spark plugs and found there were worn Bosch spark plugs installed. Found the ignition cables appeared original. Replaced the spark plugs and ignition cables with NGK. Cleared the ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cyl 1), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3)
2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBET34136
Customer ask us to replace The Secondary air pimp for noise and starter. Both under intake and we did these before, no engine light on before repair. After repairs were finished the check engine light was on and codes set were PO412 and PO418. We took the ... Trouble codes: P0412 (Secondary Air Injection System Air Switching Valve A Circuit), P0418 (Secondary Air Injection System Pump Malfunction)
2017 Toyota Prius Four 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDKARFP9H
car is 2017 Prius Prime 12V good, all fuses appear good, keyfob good, car will NOT READY but no codes present when scanned with Techstream yet techstream can see all systems. Never seen this before. Is there something that needs to be "reset" when unde...
2007 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1MS38217
After replace battery. Test drive vehicle for 21 miles and check engine light stay on with code p0600 and u0001. Has anyone have this problem before Trouble codes: U0001 (High speed communication), U0001 (High speed communication)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2007 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBANE73507
Thank you sow much for those who respond to my request well appreciate after a long chasing trying to find the no star no crank had no communication with the modules on the pt can bus I did have communication on the k bus but. it was no help to find the fault ...
2008 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.9L Subframe VIN: 1GNDU23W08
Turns out we must go through the floor from the inside. Boo Hoo for us. Floor is not high strength. The rail the bolts come up through has a high strength steel trough which we are not allowed to cut or weld. Thanks for the suggestions.
2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L Mechanical VIN: 1D4GP45R45
First of all thanks to all the techs who tried to help me on this one. The general consensus was that this was not going to work,however I checked part numbers for the crankshaft and the camshaft and everything on these 2 engines is identical except for the fl...
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L power steering VIN: 2HKYF18444
Will update when fixed. System holds vacuum. 20 inches. Does not foam oil like a suction leak would. Will try pressure testing system as well have not done yet. Did loosen belt as much as possible no change. Do think I am looking at a restriction in pressure s...
2010 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L power steering VIN: 5NPET4AC8A
eventually I got it fixed I guess with installing another belt with half inch shorter than original, thank you all for taking time to help good luck everyone
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4.6L ride height VIN: 4JGBF7BE8C
This one is fixed. It ended up being the compressor. The release valve on the compressor. I had already replaced the valve block like most of you suggested. The vehicle had no problem raising. I disconnected the supply hose from the compressor to the valve blo...
2007 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BE46K77
After replacing the connector at the air flow meter, the codes have not returned. I could not see any problems with the connector and the terminals seemed tight when doing a drag test, but the fact remains that it hasn't acted up since. I'm still not sure how ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0101.
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