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1994 BMW 850Ci 5.0L wiper motor VIN: WBAEG21080
Customer purchased the vehicle in Spain to re-sell in Denmark , my problem is that i cannot find any European wiring diagrams (wiring does not match the available diagrams) I get no action from the relays , but the washer works . I cannot activate then wip...
1984 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.0L Ac VIN: 1GCDC14H2E
Doing a complete ac replacement. Looking for total oil charge spec. Compressor needs 6 oz.cant find spec in alldata or mitchell or motor manual. Tia
2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16Z02
Customer says truck will die while driving. Sometimes it will start right back up after hitting the key, other times it will have to set for 10 minutes +/- or a day before it will start again. When it doesn't start, engine cranks but won't start. He's repl... Trouble codes: P0332 (Knock Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input Bank 2), P0300 (Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected)
2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 3GNFK16388
Good morning IATN! My customer brought in a vehicle a week ago for a very bad misfire and oil pressure light. Vehicle was diagnosed with bad lifters, so we suggested a new engine because vehicle had over 245k miles on her and we decided that was the better...
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LTZ 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GC4K0C82G
truck was towed in with crank no start condition, it died on the road while driving. No codes stored in any module that would point me in any specific direction. I monitored FRP and I have about 6500 psi as well as 6500 psi desired, the reading ramps up pr...
2010 Dodge Dakota Big Horn 3.7L shifting VIN: 1D7CE3BK3A
Vehicle was an auction purchase with P1745 code. Replaced pressure control solenoid and cleared code. Code comes back at first 2-3 shift and trans goes into limp mode. Pressure control solenoid appears to be working correctly. There are no other codes. Rea...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Headlight VIN: 1FMEU15NXR
One of my guys has an issue that has us all scratching our heads. 94 Bronco. Dash lights were intermittent. With the headlight switch pulled to second position (H/L on) he could adjust the dash lights dimmer on the HL switch or just jiggle the switch by ta...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L belt tensioner VIN: 1FTEF15N5S
Well I can't believe I'm here asking about such a stupid simple thing but here's the deal: Truck came in with cricket or chirping sound under hood. Simple you'd think, Customer replaced tensioner & idler pulley on the side of the road due to frozen tension...
2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 3.5L Hesitation VIN: 1FTFW1ET3B
Hi Everyone, I'm looking for some information on this 11 F-150, 3.5 ecoboost vvt system. I have this one that is setting P0016 intermittently and when it does it lacks power and throttle response. I checked the cam position pids at idle and they were all u... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam/Crank corelation error bank 1 sensor A)
2010 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L electrical VIN: 1GKLRMED7A
Reassembled front end, did the best we could with harness, fuse box was removed and now bad in place. Have power to all engine components, inside at ign switch and power to all modules. when key on check engine light flickers,( 12 volts) and no communicati...
2015 Honda Odyssey EX-L 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5FNRL5H6XF
We have this for a P3400 code. No real driving issues. Cleared the code and performed the VPS test. We get a failed test and see a VCMB1-3 and VCMB2-4. Performed all the tests and decided we needed new oil pressure switches. Replaced and re-ran test and st... Trouble codes: P3400 (means that the powertrain control module PCM has detected an abnormality in the cylinder deactivation system for engine bank one.)
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL48K63
Jeep can in on the hook. Dropped valve seat #2 cylinder. We installed 2 Remann cylinder heads. Jeep fine for 4000 mi. Customer called one day said now bucking and jerking and stalling. Found code P0320 . We installed new OE Cam And Crank sensors . Came bac... Trouble codes: P0320
1998 Lexus SC400 4.0L engine VIN: JT8CH32YXW
Hi guys, I have one that is stumping me. 1998 Lexus SC400 that tries to die (sometimes) on cold start, and tries to die (sometimes) on warm start (shutting off, waiting a minute or more, starting up again). So far the following stuff has been done: - ...
2001 Lexus LS430 4.3L Vvt VIN: JTHBN30F71
ticking noise on right side of engine after replacement of timing belt,camshaft tube assy and camshaft seals. noise dose not change when activating solenoids. can hear noise at front of valve cover with stethoscope on right side of engine and very quite on...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF25H7X
This car came in with dying out after driving for 15 minutes and would alway restart and continue to drive. We had replaced crank sensor seemed ok on first test drive but second test drive died out and was able to get car back to shop. Saw some aire in cle...
2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L NOX sensors inactive VIN: WD3PE7CC7D
Truck came in with 10 starts remaining, check engine and DEF MILs illuminated. Codes in CDI Module: Current DTC P18BC00 Emission limit for NOX concentration has been exceeded (Adblue quality is too low) There is a signal above the permissible limit value. ...
2006 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L No Start VIN: JN8AZ08W66
One for you Asian gurus. Long story short got this '06 Murano AWD that the engine and trans were replaced. Shop said they took it out for a test drive after replacing engine and trans and everything worked fine. Brought it back, parked it. Next day came ou... Trouble codes: U1000
2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07U26
Good evening techs, Tested for intake and exhaust leaks and found none - then looked into the A/F sensors and also the oxygen sensors and all were 'fried' and super unresponsive. Replaced the sensors (both upstream and downstream) - drove vehicle and ... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 system too lean)
1968 Pontiac GTO 6.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 242678P209
Hello Quadrajet Experts!! I have a 1968 Pontiac GTO 400ci Muncie 4 Speed. This vehicle was restored 5-7 years ago and I recently inherited it. When accelerating I have been having a dead spot in acceleration and sent the carburetor out(stock quadrajet) and...
2015 Ram ProMaster 3500 3.0L Transmission VIN: 3C6URVJD0F
Hi to everyone Need some help here guys.Long story short we change engine on this track and after that trans dose not go into gear,its robotized gearbox M40 We try every possible adaptation and bleeding with no go Code P1D34 stays all the time Please help ...
2009 Saturn Aura XE 2.4L starter VIN: 1G8ZS57B79
Sorry I'm having to ask this question but my scan tool just went down and I won't have one before next week. Normally I would use it to help diagnose the problem. I may be just asking a question that can't be answered but I'm crossing my fingers. This car ...
2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0L Tpms VIN: JF1GPAP60G
This one has me a bit perplexed and frustrated. I have a customer that wanted a set of winter wheels with TPMS sensors that had matching ID codes to his summer wheels. Installed a set of Standard TPMS sensors that I programed to match his summer wheels (I ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Encoder Motor VIN: 3GNFK16R7X
Hello Everyone My repair is still going on and I have finally found the last few parts to fix the transfer case. When removing the transfer case from the transmission I was greeted with two or three quarts of ATF trapped in the housing which connects the trans...
2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12K94
I waited to close this to make sure vehicle fixed. So Timothy and [...] were very helpful in shedding some light on how the PATS worked and why car wouldn't start if history codes were cleared. So for starters, I replaced the ignition lock cyl with new PA... Trouble codes: B2958 (Security system sensor data circuit high), B2964 (Key in ignition circuit high).
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Battery
Thanks for all of the tips guys. I had found that the key in chime would go off when the vehicle would exhibit the draw (even though the key was sitting on my bench). I replaced the ignition lock cylinder (and ignition switch at the customer's request) but th...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GCPKSE38B
based upon all the replies. i bought an pressure gauge for testing the cats. the pressure gauge reading is less then 1 psi. switched the o2 sensors upstream. after vehicle warmed up miss moved to the left side. replaced the right hand sensor. test drove vehicl... Trouble codes: P0300.
2013 Dodge Dart Aero 1.4L No Start VIN: 1C3CDFAH8D
One for the books. First of all I apologize for putting wrong mileage in. It had 94k not 64k so warranty did not apply. As John and Timothy suggested I tried loading the info with original ecm hooked up then installed the used before download. It did program b...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L suspension VIN: 1FTNX21L24
Sorry for the delay in posting this post but I have been in the hospital for the last week with pneumonia. I was going to start this fix by telling all of you how I felt by not getting 1 response in my email but I see from the responses I got there must be a p...
2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI 3.2L MIL Lamp on, Low power VIN: WDBUF26J55
The problem was air being sucked in past a deformed seal ring at top of water sensor in fuel filter. I was testing fuel volume at the outlet of the filter and noticed (I should say re-noticed..) slight fuel seepage at top of filter, which I had not connected ... Trouble codes: P2047 (001-).
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