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2010 Acura RDX 2.3L Stall VIN: 5J8TB2H51A
Dies after it runs for 15 seconds cannot accelerate to keep it running, here is the weirdness, I removed the turbo cooler to test fuel pressure, ignition spark, fuel injector pulse, all tested perfectly, with the cooler off the car idles fine If I add ...
2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Suspension VIN: 5UXFE43518
This vehicle has adaptive drive and therefore a tandem power steering pump. The high pressure fitting on the power steering pump backed off allowing the oring that seals the fitting to blow out. The system was run a while whining. When the fitting was remo...
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HU18267
This truck sets P0133 after long periods of driving. Both upstream ensors are new. Scan data shows bank 1 does respond slower at times. This issue was present before sensors were replaced and I believe NTK are OE sensors. The problem started shortly after ... Trouble codes: P0133
2015 Dodge Challenger SXT 3.6L turn signals VIN: 2C3CDZAGXF
First post here, so please be patient if I mess up. Customer complaint of right turn signal INDICATOR flashing fast at times, but all turn signal lights are flashing normally. Came in with the R.F. T/S code and Rt.headlight control code. Cleared them and t...
2006 Ford Mustang 4.0L reverse VIN: 1ZVFT80N16
Good evening techs, A customer brought this Ford Mustang in after purchasing at auction and he said the reverse works at times and when put in drive it would slowly engage. Noticed that the transmission gearshift lever was not 'locking' into positions...
2014 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Battery draw VIN: 1FADP3F21E
Vehicule came for a battery replacement (asked by customer). Replaced battery et next day no crank. Tested for a current draw and a steady 1.8 amp. consumption. Removed fuse one by one and problem in the battery junction box (left side of engine compartmen...
2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNYF4H62D
I am truly scratching my head on this one. The customer tells me she has had this problem for years! Was going back to dealer only to be told there was nothing wrong with her car. Unfortunately, there is something wrong or at least the PCM believes there i... Trouble codes: P0457, P0456, P0455
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L Suspension VIN: 5NPET46C19
I would like some assistance with a squeak noise on this 2009 Sonata. I was unsure whether to put this under suspension or body. This car squeaks only when turning right and hitting a bump. This occurs mostly at low speeds and the amount of steering angle ...
2013 Lexus ES350 3.5L Starting VIN: JTHBK1GG4D
Have lexus in my shop push button start push button everything lights up starter dosent engage and says steering lock is active in dash steering wheel is locked and wont unlock performed complete scan of vehicle with tech stream no codes in any module not ...
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L tcc VIN: WDZPE8CC5C
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2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L turbo VIN: WDAPF4CC2E
Turbocharger boost control functions with scanner and inner cooler houses expand and are hard with engine under long. Runs good win golds cleared for about a mile. Snap on scanner boost pressure = 1 psi at idol & 1.9 full throttle indicating low boost but ... Trouble codes: P1239
2009 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L abs VIN: 2MEHM75V69
I need an AS-BUILT code for this ABS module (has traction control) motorcraftservice.com/asbuilt only list PCM. SRS, DDM and IPC modules. Is there any other resources for this info. I emailed the website without success. The old module is dead, will not ...
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2HZ54Y44
Vehicle came in with MIL and P0171, P0174 and P0300 stored. Started cold and found that even numbered cylinders misfired until vehicle went into closed loop, then smoothed out but lean exhaust on bank 2 remained (35+ on bank 2). Found intake duct boot to... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank1), P0174 (Fuel Trim System Lean Bank2), P0300 (Misfires)
2010 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L Hvac VIN: 4T1BF3EK3A
car was towed in for no throttle actuation.found blown fuse.attempted to clear codes after fuse replacement. Battery died before codes cleared. Service advisor then told me that tac problem occured after customer tried to jump start car. Replaced battery a...

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2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4HA6H10A
I got a poor score on my last post. I can?t help what I?m working on! Please take that into consideration. This is the hardest smog repair I?ve done in 30 years. 2010 Jeep Wrangler is a known OBDII problem child for smog check in multiple states! Google it an... Trouble codes: P0159 (2-2 02 sensor performance code).
1999 Lexus LS400 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BH28F6X
So we still don't have a final fix for this vehicle but we have diagnosed and recommended replacement of the ECM. Here is why... At the end of the day, I think we were overthinking this issue. I eventually went back to the FSM and reviewed Lexus's steps for... Trouble codes: 1354 (VVT malfunction bank 2), 1354 (VVT malfunction bank 2).
2009 Mazda 6 i 2.5L keyless system VIN: 1YVHP82A69
Sorry Mark. I was on Vacation and my used car manager sent it to Mazda. It took them over a week to "program it" They only charged $91 so I guess I can complain. The tech said he had to register the cars modules to get it done. I'm sure we had done that, but ...
2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris 2.0L Engine failure
Well, this is interesting. Within a day of posting this I received a lovely post from some jerk saying "if you're asking a bunch of strangers, you're in way over your head". I was looking forward to flaming this gent big time, but I see his post is gone! Didn'...
2009 Mini Cooper 1.6L Blower motor VIN: WMWMF33519
Double and triple checked the PWM signal from the control panel and there is no square wave at all. I am going to order a new one thru Mini dealer which takes two weeks coming from Germany. I will post it later when car is fixed. Thanks for your help.
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