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2008 BMW 135i 3.0L outside air temp sensor VIN: WBAUN93578
Hi Guys,can somebody tell me please the 2 wire colors on the harness going to the outside air temperature sensor on this 135i. For some reason is not showing on my diagrams. Customer ripped the front end on the curve and need to rewire... Thanks in advance
2006 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.2L Stall VIN: 1G1ZT51FX6
The car will dye while you are driving the theft light will flash 2 times, when you go to restart it, it will run for 3 seconds and shut off. it will do this for several times and then it might run fine. But it seems to help if let it cool down. we are not...
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,...
1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L engine VIN: 1FDDE14N3H
This van is evidently a 1 owner with original miles and was brought to us to determine why the engine runs rough, when van came in it had new spark plugs, wires, dist cap and rotor, both fuel tanks and presumably pumps, fuel pressure regulator and 1 new fu...
2013 Ford Expedition EL XLT 5.4L Rear A/C lines VIN: 1FMJK1J5XD
Has anyone replaced the rear A/C lines on one of these Expedition EL's. The original is one piece & I assume the replacement is as well. I have ordered a new one from ford but it's a few days out so While I am waiting thought I'd ask. Can you remove the bo...
2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS 2.0L cruise control VIN: KMHDB8AE7B
took it in for recall,came back with cruise inop,stoplits flickering & recal on steering,who knows,service rep say it needed a tune up as that was why cruis is inop,clack was why they had us bring for steering coupler but they wanted #400.00,tune $250.,and...
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4RJFAG9C
Hey folks! We've get a good one! Jeep that stalls. It stalls like the key was turned off but none of the dash lights go off. It always restarts and usually happens when the customer is stopped with transmission in drive and foot on the brake. There are ...
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...
2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Unknown VIN: KNDJC73383
Have a kia that has a intermittent main relay clicking or buzzing, I did hear it a couple of times. I had limited time to look at this customer needed vehicle they will be bring it back tomorrow. Just seeing if anyone has run into this before? What I did d...
2013 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L electric - accessory VIN: KNDPCCA28D
Vehicle is equipped with smart key fob. When stop button is pressed the vehicle stays in accessory mode and says "Shift to Park". Radio display stays on, keyless entry functions will not work. This has been verified by scan tool via data stream. PID shows ...
2011 Mini Cooper 1.6L Timing Chain VIN: WMWSU3C58B
Vehicle came in with Timing Chain codes. I have replaced dozens of these timing chains. This one wont take. I used a Bilstein FEBI Kit with new guides chain and tensioner. After repair code 287D (Intake Cam actuator Movement) will come back and the en...
2012 Nissan Rogue S 2.5L No Start VIN: JN8AS5MV6C
Hi guys, we have a tough one here and hoping someone can help. This Nissan is a crank no start. We replaced the ECM with a new Nissan part. The injector pulse is too low at 1.6 milliseconds cranking. We checked fuel pressure and spark as well and that seem...
2000 Toyota Tacoma 2.4L temp switch VIN: 4TANL42N7Y
we can not find the wire that connects to the temperature switch for the gauge on the dash. This switch is located on the side of the engine block, below the cylinder head, on the passenger side. Of course no one remembers removing this wire. The truck run...
2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Frontend VIN: JTEDP21A96
This is a front wheel drive vehicle. Customer is complaining of a shaking/vibration going straight on the road at 30 to 50 mph. Vibration starts light, increases and then fades out in a 30 to 40 seconds time frame. Accelerating or coasting makes no change....

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
1999 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBG933XX
We went back to the beginning - rechecking voltages and comparing them to data shown through generic OBDII and BMW specific front ends (I was regularly switching between the 2 comparing data and I noticed a discrepancy with MAF readings @ RPM) Ultimately ended... Trouble codes: 227 (Multiplicative mixture adaptation bank 1), 228 (Multiplicative mixture adaptation bank 2).
2008 BMW M6 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSEK93558
Sorry for the late close and thnks for all the help. I have been sick as hell but I am doing much netter now. I have the car back in the shop and have started the testing you have offered. My time is up for this request so I'm closing it for now. I will open i... Trouble codes: P0302 (2 misfire), 2B36, 2B43.
2013 BMW 528i xDrive 2.0L MIL Lamp on, Reduced power VIN: WBAXH5C58D
Thank you to all, this one was a toughy. There is a software update to help with this issue but we were unable to access it at the moment. We were able to solve the issue however by rolling the crank counter clockwise so it's just lightly resting on the teeth ... Trouble codes: 13140.
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23206
I still could not find the splice connector i was looking for but was able to load test harness to confirm the ecm needs to be replaced thanks for your replies
2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L Radio VIN: 2G1WB58K38
After reading the posts i went back and looked at the drivers door pids and found there are 2 switch pids, 1 for driver door open or closed and 1 for door ajar. After further investigation it was concluded that the door ajar switch cancels RAP and the door ope...
2014 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.6L Comressorno Radiator Fan Operation VIN: 2G1125S31E
For the past 2 days the fans are coming on and the pressure sensor is reading correct. I have no clue why system doesn't work and all of a sudden it works fine, thanks for all the replies.
2009 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Cam roller follower/camshaft VIN: 1FTPW14V29
I took everyone's advise and declined the customer's request to repair this vehicle. The truck is still sitting here while the customer decides if engine replacement is going to happen or not. Thanks for not letting me get into a bad situation!
2005 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEK19B85
well after another week of trying to figure out WTF I have concluded that one of the cats is bad. I don't know if that's why it wont run the evap test or the catalyst test but the customer said he would just take it to a different county and register theh truc... Trouble codes: P0054, P0141, P0442, P0455.
2009 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: KM8JM12B59
A 3rd replacement master cylinder ended up being the fix on this one. I took apart the previous 2 & could only see some slight differences in component design over the factory unit. I did not take apart the new replacement to compare...wish I had to confirm or...
1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme International 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Worse when warmed up VIN: 1G3WR14T6N
Thanks to all for the replies and ideas. I will say I think replacing the 2 injectors with the 6 ohms of resistance fixed the car. When I smoked the crankcase I had smoke out of two of the intake runners. I was pretty sure I had a bad intake gasket. I pul...
2015 Scion tC 2.5L Monitors VIN: JTKJF5C72F
Greetings! This one is fixed. I called the customer back to tell him I wasn't so sure that his "new O2 sensor" was new, essentially slow to respond. I sold him a new Denso. I was always unable to get under the car on a lift as it had been lowered. I jacked ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1 Fixed), P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1 Fixed).
2017 Toyota Prius Four 1.8L Starting VIN: JTDKARFP9H
Thanks Kevin [...], the problem WAS with the immobilizer box, it was plugged in but the wrong one! That is why no hard codes etc showed up. My tech decided to leave the immobilizer ecu on the junkyard AC unit instead of transfer over the customers immobiliz...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L Brake lights VIN: 3VWLL7AJ9C
Well, thank you for all of your help on this one. As Ralph and Kyle thought, it was the master cylinder. It was a new Centric brand which will never be used again in my shop but we bit the bullet and spent the cubic dollars on a VW part and it came with a new ...
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