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2012 Bentley Continental Flying Spur 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SCBBR9ZA4C
Code P02189 says lean @ idle ?? seems quite complex, anything obvious to check, Has 5 check valves visible. So thinking not an easy engine to smoke test. Trouble codes: P2189
2012 BMW X1 xDrive28i 2.0L water pump not working VIN: WBAVL1C55C
Here is weird one. I hope somebody had seen this before. Car towed in for overheating. New w.pump and t.stat. The next day overheats again. Communication code stored. Wiring and plug look OK. No other codes in all systems. No corrosion around battery, alte...
1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Encoder Motor VIN: 3GNFK16R7X
Hello Everyone Greetings from a very cold South Dakota. I am trying to fit a 'new' remanufactured encoder motor and because the lights on the new dash switch only flash and then go off when the key is turned on, I am not sure where 2Hi is and whether the n...
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1GNFK13528
after repair in warm starting car smokes like trains. replace valve cover but it is the same.
2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser GT 2.4L Surge VIN: 3A8FY78G46
test drove vehicle and under accel around 3k rpms it feels like its hitting rev limiter. my cam sync state is in sync. crank sync state in sync. cam crank difference 6.8 to 7.5 degrees. inspected tbelt all marks are on. customer stated the vehicle did not ... Trouble codes: P0129, P0300
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...
2009 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L All 4 Wheels VIN: 1FMCU03G49
Vehicle initially presented with all 4 wheels locking up. Initial inspection found master cylinder and booster had been recently replaced. Current owner just purchased vehicle and did not know history. Scanned abs system and found code C1440 indicating pre...
2010 GMC Terrain SLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2CTALDEWXA
The vehicle was towed in with a failed timing chain, guides and bent valves. The engine was removed, cylinder head removed and sent out to a reputable machine shop that I use to be reconditioned. The owner complained of excessive oil usage and had a bookle... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L tcc VIN: WDZPE8CC5C
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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: JA3AH86C26
And another headache for a Friday, This client had towed this vehicle in from a local FIRESTONE shop (talking about how the clutch was 'sticking'). Tried to start the car and it was extremely difficult to start (had customer try and we barely got it st... Trouble codes: P0171, P0401
2017 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 3.5L Music ID VIN: 5N1DR2MM0K
This vehicle is a 2019. The automated register only goes to 2017. Car was in for body work. Tech touched radio with paint on his hand. Radio front was replaced with new Nissan part. The radio no longer displays Music and Artist ID in the HD channels. It al...
1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5548W
Hello everyone just making sure I am not missing anything since I do not work on a lot of Volvo's. I am not getting any power to the fuel pump from the relay. I can bypass the relay and the pump will work and engine will start and run. Check the control si...

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2010 Acura RDX 2.3L Stall VIN: 5J8TB2H51A
Found in the MAF parts from a rodent nest the nest was next to the air cleaner box, the top of the air cleaner box was not installed correctly so debris was pulled into the MAF Thanks
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.4L No Start VIN: 1G1ZG57B29
After getting 2 rebuild units that wouldn't communicate, went to boneyard and got one. Installed and got communication instantly. Programmed and she fired right up. So the answer to my main question, should the pcm communicate before being programmed is yes. ...
2016 Ford Transit Connect XL 2.5L body VIN: NM0LS7F70G
I could not clear the code .I tried as-built on bcm and the new air bag module .At this time their is probably some thing I have missed but I can not find it. Check engine and air bag lights are out and their are no new codes. This is probably part of a learni...
2011 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Cold VIN: 2LNBL8EV8B
2009 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF73599
I'm going to close this but I will update it later as further info is known. Awesome responses everyone! Marlon thanks for the test on that, that will work nicely. I did my own compression test and found that the numbers were not near as bad as the dealer clai... Trouble codes: 2786 (Mixture rich at idle).
2013 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L no heater temp VIN: 1VWBP7A34D
The Replies were overwhelmingly pointing to a bad heater core. Blend door problems do occur on these cars because of loose foam in the way but..that would not cause low temp--just wrong airflow. Tech monitored IDE 01046 and 01047 (actual and specified TEMPER...
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