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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L audio VIN: WBXPA93465
Hi Techs, I have a problem I have never had before with the sound system in this vehicle. Navegation works fine , no volume. Radio will show full sceen fuctions. Cd Player will show tracks when cd is inserted, but no sound.Im not A radio guy, but my custom...
2014 BMW 535i 3.0L CV Boots VIN: WBA5B3C51E
Hey Gurus, 30 days ago we replaced the front outer CV boots on this Beemer. A week later it came back with both outer boots slipped off. The boots were torn so we replaced them at NC. Could not really see any good reason for the failure. After many hund...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L AFM filter VIN: 3GNFK12377
Does anybody know of a good way to clean out the insides of this engine? About every 10,000 miles the AFM screen plugs up & the oil pressure warnings go nuts. I think this is the 4th time I have replaced it. The customer used to change the oil & filter whe...
2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LTZ 6.6L glow plugs VIN: 1GC1KYC89B
Vehicle came in with multiple codes for glow plugs. No other codes. p0672, p0675. Do to the age of vehicle,mileage, and on different sides of engine, elected to replace all eight glow plugs. Used all factory plugs. Vehicle starts great and runs perfect imm...
2009 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23389
This low mileage, very well maintained vehicle came in with a rough running complaint and P0336 stored. Next morning, cold engine, started and ran normally. Hot soaked and acted up again. Would run rough right after firing and sometimes stall. P0336 retu... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Range / Performance sometimes), P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction one time early on), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 infrequently), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire once), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected once with P0300), P0306 (Cylinder 6 Misfire Detected once with P0300 and P0302)
2008 Lexus RX350 3.5L #2 cylinder VIN: 2T2HK31U48
this vehicle has # 2 miss fire only on hot soak goes away seconds after starting. remove coil and plug and fuel rail looking for dripping injector. I found wile let sit oil on top of piston. I checked pcv ok. not sure were its coming from but think might b...
2010 Lincoln MKS EcoBoost 3.5L RFA module replacment VIN: 1LNHL9FT4A
I'm stumped on how to get the new module programmed on this car. I have an Autel maxsys, it has the function to be able to replace the RFA module. I've replaced modules with it before and had no issues, but this car has the smart key system. After reading ...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1NXBR32E23
This vehicle has been giving me sleepless nights. Customer called and complained about vehicle stalling and engine switching off after about an hour of driving. During diagnosis; 1. Fuel pump pressure was unstable and dropping while throttling with vehicle... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle speed sensor malfunction), P1349 (Vvt system malfunction bank 1)
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser 5.7L Radio Does Not Work VIN: JTMHV05J00
need to know where can I get it fix or if there is some way to by pass the rear roof center dvd screen so that radio and whole audio system will work oem part number 86680-60190-A0 Panasonic ref CV-[...]

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2011 Cadillac SRX Luxury 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 3GYFNDEY7B
Good morning, and thank you to all who replied to this post. It turns out that the problem was the ABS unit. As advised by Rich [...], I road tested the the vehicle and activated the ABS by performing a panic stop. The brake pedal went to the floor immediately...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEC14T64
Well this has been a frustrating vehicle, first off the customer has stopped us from diagnosing the vehicle any further, he's going to trade it in, said it's time for a new truck anyway, I think he got a good tax return! That being said I will post other tests... Trouble codes: P0300, P0175 (rich bank 2), P0154, P1153.
2007 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 1GNDV33167
I'm fortunate and happy to report that the 3rd clutch piston inner lip seal was leaking air. I still can't tell you why it was leaking air though. It was a new seal and I couldn't see any signs of damage or defect on it. I stared that lip seal down to the p...
2011 Chrysler Town & Country Touring L 3.6L No Start VIN: 2A4RR8DG9B
Thank you for all the replies. I ended up wiring in a 40 amp universal relay and in line fuse from Napa in place of the solid state relay in the TPIM. I did try two different chrysler dealers but both said the same thing about not selling the relay kit unles...
2008 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Mechanical VIN: WMWMF73508
I removed the exhaust manifold to get a better look at exhaust valves and to hopefully see why one of cylinder 3 ehaust valve was hanging open. This head design makes it difficult to see the exhaust valves but with the use of a bore scope I didn't see any reas...
2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium 2.5L AWD Solenoid VIN: 4S4BRCEC5E
After getting a correct diagram I tested the AWD solenoid and found high resistance. When I called the dealer they had three in stock, they replace lots of them. Retail price is $800 but you cannot buy just one solenoid, you have to buy the whole valve body. T...
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