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2017 Acura MDX SH-AWD 3.5L 12 volt battery VIN: 5FRYD7H78H
Car was towed in would not start. Disconnected 12 volt battery and attempted to charge it. Would not take a charge. Replaced battery. After resetting the system the car started. After 45 seconds code P0A94 sets and battery light lights on dash. Code is for...
2005 BMW M3 3.2L clutch VIN: WBSBL93425
Hello techs! i have a 2005 bmw m3 with smg trans. Customer towed car in or no start and transmission slipping. Replaced the starter and resolved the no start issue. Next we replaced the hydro clutch assembly with a new part from dealership for code (059)3b...
2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USFE83557
I put this post in drivablilty even though it might be better in the transmission or drivetrain category. This vehicle was towed in after it had been raining constantly for a couple weeks. I don’t know if that could be related to the issue but it’s been ... Trouble codes: 55C3, 5F2F, 6F60, A0B1
2008 BMW 550i 4.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANW53518
This vehicle has strange intermittent lean condition, it only occurs once during drive cycle & only after sitting overnight, it only occurs when temperature is cool out. Engine starts up fine idle stable, but after 1/2 to 1 mile of driving only when coming... Trouble codes: P2189 (system too lean bank 2 29E8), P2187 (system too lean bank 1 29E7), P0300 (Mifire), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)
2014 BMW 740Li 3.0L power door locks VIN: WBAYE4C50E
Hi all customer is complaining of door locks can lock with remotes and trunk can be opened also with remote but car cannot be unlocked with remotes, i am getting a code 80209b,i dont remember the exact wording but its for lock relay or open fuse, if anyone...
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Rear Air Suspension Compressor VIN: 5UXKS4C51F
We need some help with this 2015 X5 diesel. This vehicle has rear air bags only, no front bags. It came in a couple months ago with leaking air bags and a burned up compressor. We replaced both air bags, compressor, compressor relay and the blown fuse. It ...
2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14XX3
Vehicle actually started and ran after installing ipc. When we went to drive vehicle out, it died when we gave it throttle. Now a crank, no start again. Dropped exhaust to confirm no restriction, 60psi while cranking. Great spark, anti theft code set inter... Trouble codes: P1629 (Anti-theft fuel enable ckt-intermittently)
2014 Ford Fusion SE 1.5L Stall VIN: 3FA6P0HD9E
According to this customer the car runs good for the first drive of the day. He says he can drive it to work but if he turns off the car for 15 minutes or so, it starts acting up. I didn't get to see the car cold. I can start the car and it will idle for a... Trouble codes: P00C6, P0148 (Fuel Delivery Error)
2015 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 6.7L Reduced power mode VIN: 1FDUF5HT9F
This truck goes into reduced power mode around every 1,000 miles or so. The problem is that it doesn't store any codes. We have replaced fuel filters and air filter. The truck is an ambulance and it will slow the crew down to 15 mph and if they restart ...
2007 Honda Accord LX 2.4L Occupant Detection System VIN: 1HGCM56447
Car came in with F1-11 , Driver's airbag and/or seat belt tensioner deployed. F2-11, Passenger's airbag and/or seat belt deployed. 92-20 , Open or short in airbag cutoff indicator. Replaced the main SRS computer and the hazard lamp switch. Then ...
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SM4HF4H
New client, called said cel just came on this morning while driving never had any other issues since owned last year or so. Vehicle running fine came in pulled codes had p0018 . Cleared as courtesy and said advise.(couldnt leave vehicle at that moment)... Trouble codes: P0018 (Ckp-cmp correlation bank 2 sensor a)
2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L codes VIN: 5TBBV54188
Have gone thru Toyota diagnostics and all systems seem to work. Can find no wiring problems. Before we pull intake to get to the switches just wondering there any other suggestions. Extended warranty for this system ended last October. We have snappy verus... Trouble codes: P0415
2011 Toyota Highlander 3.5L A/C Amplifier VIN: 5TDBK3EH0B
Customer came in with inoperative heater control- manual temp control. B1497/97 - BUS IC Communication Malfunction is scanned. Followed the test procedure shown in alldata and found there is no power from the amplifier unit to servo motor unit. Replaced an...
2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L rear of vehicle VIN: JTEBU5JR1E
Hello,just want to pick your brains on this 4 Runner,Thumping sound coming from the rear of the vehicle even when its not moving, at first I thought customer is talking about suspension noise.I have checked the under carriage,suspension but can’t find any ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCCS19W0Y
2006 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 6.0L instrument cluster VIN: 1FDXF47P06
Thanks for all the replies, the fix was to program the instrument cluster with the right info. After multiple go arounds with the local Ford dealership, they said they tried programming the cluster multiple times, they even tried another cluster, still same pr...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGA51DX3
Thanks David for the reply. We've given the car back to the customer and explained the nature of this particular issue. We had another tech go over what I had done already just in case something got overlooked. They came to the same conclusion. Customer will... Trouble codes: P1638 (CAN link engine control module/instrument cluster circuit/network malfunction).
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L Quarter window VIN: WDBTK56F89
I appreciate the help on this thing we did have it at a Mercedes dealer they tried to normalize the window it actually worked for a short time then started acting up again. I do not have a lot to add I do know actual motor works but there are 4 other wires tha...
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L key battery VIN: WDDHF8HB3A
First I need to thank everyone that responded, although it was of no help. What I found: Trying to do a KEY TEST, It said to insert the key. But where? I googled the start button and found it just pulls out, and VIOLA! A place to put a key! When I inserted it ...
2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L inverter?? VIN: JTDKB20U37
Thanks to all who responded, I believe the folks who suggested excessive force needed to crank the gas engine may have been correct but I don't have a solid fix. After double and triple checking everything we could, we removed the engine again, split the trans...
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