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2010 Cadillac SRX 3.0L fuel trim VIN: 3GYFNGEYXA
need help with the dreaded GM 3.0 GDI engine "rough idle" issue. scan data shows LTFT bank 1 around -18. It does improve when running i.e. -11. the following fixes have been attempted. Bank 1 sensors replaced, including cam sensor and actuator. crank senso...
2013 Cadillac SRX Luxury 3.6L Unknown VIN: 3GYFNCE32D
Hello all. I need help with this cadillac. It came in with a floating to floor brake pedal after emergency stop. 4 wheel disc system. Checked all brake linings and calipers. No leaks. Verified pedal floating to floor. Replaced master cylinder with factory ...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.0L Master Cylinder VIN: 1GCEC19M3T
Good afternoon Techs. Have this 96 C1500 with a good brake pedal most of the time. Sometimes it will go almost to the floor and you can let off and hit it again to have full pedal. Feels like the master cylinder is by passing through the first circuit. It ...
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12K94
Car came in with complaint of unwanted ABS activation, instruments going crazy, inop turn signals, buzzing from flasher when using turn signals, and multiple warning lights like ABS / traction / airbag light. The car did start and run fine otherwise. Repla... Trouble codes: B2958 (Security system sensor data circuit high), B2964 (Key in ignition circuit high)
2010 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.4L No Start VIN: 3GNBACDV9A
replaced battery and cracked oil pan. lights on dash all work, theft comes on then cycles off. no crank. car ran fine before cracked oil pan. knew had weak battery. with scanner connected, voltage at dlc, will not communicate with any module. all fuses hav...
2006 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A4GF68446
A few months ago, car came to us from another shop for a reflash after they condemned the PCM. Fair warning - This other shop is notorious for condemning a box and getting outsmarted by a wire. They shipped it to us with a new PCM already installed and we ... Trouble codes: P0201 (Fuel Injector 1), P0202 (Fuel Injector 2), P0206 (Fuel Injector 6)
2013 Kia Sportage EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDPCCA29D
This is a used car lots car. Vehicle runs fine but CEL is on with DTC P0170 present. Fuel trims are maxing out at -25%. First thing I did was clear the adaptive memory and test drove it. The fuel trim shot right back up to -25% after only a few minutes ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim)
1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L line replacement VIN: WDBHA28E9R
looking for a fuel line diagram. looked in idenifix and they dont have one
2008 Porsche 911 Carrera S 3.8L Harness Adapter VIN: WP0CB29918
The harness adapter that goes in the side of the Transmission is seeping trans fluid. It appears that the same one that Mercedes uses is the same one Porsche uses (Porsche # [...]) We'd like to know if we have to drop the valve...
2003 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.0L prndl,guage,misc VIN: JTEHF21A83
recently purchased.this my personal vehicle.great condition for 03,mileage.wasn,t able to bring to shop before purchase but did crawl in/under over.other than normal brake service/repair only needed repair was new driveshaft,bad ujoint(found new on amazon ...
2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCC21V52
vehicle was driven in by customer, his concern was the veh. died when turning a corner but would start part time. after we shut the engine off due to not being able to work on it for two days, it will not start for us.we found p0322/p1570 crankshaft positi... Trouble codes: P1570 (Vw cod 17978 ecm disabled engine start blocked by inmmobilizer), P0322 (Crankshaft position sensor failure)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L no comm VIN: 1FTNX21L82
thankyou all for the replies. florentine was on the right track with the othewr modules maybe shorting the data line but disconnecting didnt help it ended up being the cluster not communicating with the vsm all functions in the cluster was working except fo... Trouble codes: U1950.
2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.4L steering VIN: 1FTWX31R78
I tried several methods of bleeding the pump , using a vacuum pump, pumping and turning wheel on ground, on a lift, and even turning the wheel to one side shutting off and then restarting. I even did the cranking and turning while disabling the engine from sta...
2014 Ford Fiesta SE 1.6L abs VIN: 3FADP4BJ5E
suggested to check for air in system, check rotors if replaced, recheck new booster, and check for mismatched tires or loose wheel bearings. The problem was found after we purchased a vcmII and ids and were able to catch the drivers front wheel bearing encoder...
2014 Ford Taurus SEL 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAHP2E85E
Hello and thanks everyone for your input on this one. It was the PCM and a used PCM did the trick. Car did start and die and threw a P025A. Customer had been dealing with a no start intermittently. After spending too much time on it to help him I got call now.... Trouble codes: P0103 (Maf high input), P0113 (IAT high input).
2006 GMC Canyon SLE 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTCS14856
All of the responses were thoughtful and informative. Steve [...] directed my attention to the cam phaser. The Youtube videos by South Main Auto Repair are an excellent resource. I measured the timing chain... Trouble codes: P0017 (Ckp sensor).
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Heater VIN: 1J8GN28K08
Thanks for all the help, Yes blend door were working, new blend door unit, pulled water pump had a plastic impeller (was fine) but replaced pump, seep hole had signs of dried coolant, ended up replace New Heater core with another New Core, inlet & oulet hose t...
2012 Mazda 5 Touring 2.5L Air bag system VIN: JM1CW2CL8C
The fix was to use Mazda IDS to perform the calibration. On a hunch, I called the body shop manager to find out how much weight they used during the calibration. She said when asTech remoted-in, asTech asked if the body shop had weights, which they didn't...
2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.4L Steering VIN: 4T1BB46K08
First I took the advice to disconnect the electrical connectors on the rack and test drive it...the problem was gone. Reconnected and the problem instantly returned. Jesse [...] hit the nail on the head with his detailed explanation of what was happening plus t...
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 3.5L Misfire VIN: 2T3DK4DVXB
2 replies stated that a used module could be used but needed to be programmed or introduced to other modules. One reply stated to stay away from used ones off ebay and elsewhere. I thought about this and followed Yannick`s answer and sent the ECM out to be rep... Trouble codes: P0306 (Cyl. 6 misfire).
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