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2014 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G11C5SL5E
I've search the database for a 2.5L Cam/Crank Correlation waveform and haven't been able to locate one. I have re-occurring P0017 and am needing a known good waveform for comparison. Vacuum checked strong @ 21". So I'm mainly focused on the reluctor slippi... Trouble codes: P0017 (Crankshaft Position - Exhaust Camshaft Position Not Plausible)
2007 Chrysler Pacifica Limited 4.0L Mode Door Operation VIN: 2A8GM78X87
Ok , so I have my 07 Pacifica , I can't get the climate control to calibrate. I have disconnected the battery & touched cables to reset. Climate control will not calibrate , just continues to flash. The original problem I am going after is no air from floo...
2008 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.4L Engine tapping noise VIN: 1C3LC46J58
This is my sister-in-law's car. She brings in the car. Engine sounds like loud lifter tapping. We take off the valve cover & find out this car doesn't have hydraulic lifters. It has solid tappets. No visible parts wear seen under the valve cover, plenty of...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP42T5S
We have this Mustang that we replaced head gaskets on about 1200 miles ago. Owner came back complaining of idle surge in drive and hesitation when accelerating sometimes. On the test drives I have never gotten vehicle to hesitate. Car actually runs very we...
2014 Ford Escape SE 1.6L Stall VIN: 1FMCU0GX4E
customer brought vehicle in and stated she stopped and filled tank up and vehicle drove about 1 mile and stalled …we brought vehicle into shop and had no issues except cel p0087-00 fuel rail pressure low installed fuel pressure gauge (snap on)and notice fu... Trouble codes: P0087
2014 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP2E85E
Hi All. Vehicle came in driving in limp mode behaving as if trans is damaged. Slams into D or R very harshly. Suspected Maf right away. FTrims are at 0%. All Maf Pids at 0g/s, 0hz, 5V. Iat reeads -40°. Swapped in 4 different mads from another shop but same... Trouble codes: P0103 (Maf high input), P0113 (IAT high input)
2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L Starting VIN: 1FT8W3BT4J
Hi all I have this 2018 F350 6.7 that has a no crank condition. Customer stated that he had the no crank condition before and the dealer in the US replaced the safety neutral switch. He did the same this time but still no start. Codes in the system are all...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L Cuts out VIN: 1GTHK23698
Wiring at m.a.f. was stiff and cracking, replaced with new wiring pig tail cleared codes drove about 15 miles no return codes but after reaching about 200 to 210 temp. started jerking under load or taking off scan tool never showed misfire, but is coming f... Trouble codes: P0113, P0102
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Crank sensor VIN: 1J4GW48S64
Looking for the best procedure to replace the crank sensor.
2015 Lincoln MKT 3.7L Warning Light VIN: 2LMHJ5NK7F
Have a code for right rear speed sensor.traction advance warning light come on sometime so i replace right rear wheel speed sensor with ford part. Clear code, back out the shop and traction advance warning light stay on right away. Data for right rear whee...
2012 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5L Air bag system VIN: JM1CW2CL8C
This Mazda went to a local body shop for some very minor collision work in the rear. The rear bumper cover was replaced, and a small dent was removed from the hatchback. All rear lights, rear wiper, rear washer, etc work fine. The body shop had as-Tech per...
2015 Ram ProMaster 3500 3.0L Derates VIN: 3C6URVJD8F
So this truck came in to have the glow plugs replaced and customer claims since service that it derates intermittently. We have verified the concern and get a P00AF code. We pressure checked the intake and used soapy water to determine the gasket that w... Trouble codes: P00AF
2009 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L Bearings VIN: 4S4BP60C99
This is a One owner car that I have serviced since 11k miles. It is gently driven. At 135k miles it developed a bearing noise in the trans. I replaced the bearing on the center differential( viscous coupler ) at the back of the trans. I also replaced the b...
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SE 1.8L No Start
Car was towed in with about 20 DTC's. I included what I could, and what I thought most relevant. Customer stated car died on highway going about 70 MPH. Would not restart. No previous engine light on or problems.EPC light came on and off a couple times pre... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random multiple cylinder), P102F, P0068 (MAP/MAF CORRELATION out of range), P130A, P2279 (Intake air system leak), P055F

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2010 Acura MDX 3.7L engine running hot at times VIN: 2HNYD2H2XA
I was unable to reproduce the concern the customer was experiencing,I did check with a combustion gas tester for any hc's in the coolant and it passed, I recommended replacing the thermostat along with engine coolant temp sensor, the car has been out for a cou...
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KU28CX4
I agree with Timothy, in that the customer created this problem, by adding files to a factory pcm. Mopar has enough problems with there pcms with out adding to it, by installing aftermarket tuner files. Customer decided to take vehicle to another repair shop, ... Trouble codes: P2121 (Apps voltage doesnt agree with idle validation signal).
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTSW21P86
Cleaned EGR, lots of debris. Seemed to help out in spooling up turbo. Customer decided to take vehicle and worry about driveability problem some time in the future. Thanks for all the responses. Trouble codes: P0069 (MAP - Barometric Pressure Correlation).
1999 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 5.3L drivers seat VIN: 1GTEK19T1X
The seat was worn completely out beyond reasonable repair IMHO. The entry function was inop & various other items for the adjustments were shot. It was almost impossible to get it to slide all way up get the rear bolt out. I went with the 2005 model used seat...
2013 Honda Accord EX-L 3.5L Vsc VIN: 1HGCR3F86D
Thanks to Josh, Kevin [...], and Bill. All of you were right. Put in a used unit and everything worked fine. Didn't even have to program SAS or anything else. Plug and play. Thanks guys! Allen
2005 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Key Fobs VIN: SAJWA03V25
Due to lack of information available will not be recommending customer replace any parts at this time. Any attempt to program the FOB via headlamp high beam stalk "programming" showed zero positive results. Never a chirp or any form of confirmation was heard...
2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L Brake actuator VIN: JTHBL46F27
Found the power outlet fuse blown causing the C1203. A little out of the ordinary in my experience that the ECM was communication with the scanner but still flagged a communication fault. I called in a buddy with a Techstream and after about 3 attempts it prog...
2008 Lexus RX400h 3.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTJHW31UX8
Thank you for all your input, I did have the initial post incorrect when I stated it had a lean condition when in fact a RICH condition was present, thank you Timothy [...] for pointing that out. After doing some research on prior repairs found someone had ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 miss fire), P0301 (cylinder 1 miss fire), P0300 (random miss fire), P0A0F.
2013 Nissan Sentra S 1.8L shifting VIN: 3N1AB7AP3D
Thanks to everyone that has provided information, after inspecting the tail lamp assemblies and driving vehicle with and without the tail lamp connector connected, I have decided the fault lies either with the TCM or CVT or both, I have recommended that the cu...
2012 Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Engine VIN: 1C6RD7LT1C
Cut open an oil filter (the vehicle had multiple oil changes since repairs were done, with oil additives and stabilizers in an attempt to imrpove the noise) and strained the oil through a paint strainer when draining and found lots of metal contamination. Furt...
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