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Help Request Answers
2012 Acura TL 3.5L Battery Sensor VIN: 19UUA8F53C
Hello Acura and Honda techs. We keep getting an error message "Check Battery Sensor" on the instrument cluster and the code B1192 stored in several modules. My Zeus can erase all codes but this one. Perform battery and charging system test with my new Snap...
2007 Audi A4 Cabriolet 2.0L all control modules VIN: WAUAF48H67
SO the can bus system is down on this car, the control modules that are effected are Comfort, Brake electric, Central electric, steering wheel electric Instrument cluster, Immobizer. The car has a new comfort control unit from the dealer due to water damag...
2010 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 3.2L Starter VIN: WA1LKAFP4A
This Q5 was towed in a few weeks ago with a no crank and heavy electrical burning smell under hood...starter was fried. Inspected relays under cover below wiper motor for system with no anomalies found...other than dead battery, which we fully charged and ...
2013 Audi A4 allroad 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1UFAFL3D
Goodmorning Audi techs. Customer complaint of CEL on and flashing, intermittent crank no start hot, runs poorly. I started car after pulling codes and road tested. Car ran fine except for slight misfire under heavy load-doesn't count any more misfires then... Trouble codes: P0177 (Fuel composition sensor circuit), P2178 (System rich off idle), P119A, P0087 (Fuel rail pressure too low), P2187 (Lean at idle), P1250 (Fuel level low)
2014 Buick Encore 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL4CJCSB7E
Hey hello GMC techs i need some help here with this little car that is kicking my but!!this car coming 4 months ago with a broken turbine was passing a lot of oil to the exhaust so we replace the turbo, and also valve cover because was sucking air, car com... Trouble codes: P0299
2006 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L suspension VIN: 1C3EL56R06
Hello all, My 2006 Sebring has a front end right side rattle noise going over bumps. I changed both struts and stabilizer links. The noise is still there. I have checked all mounts for wear and rack for play. The left inner tie rod end has a bit of play...
2008 Dodge Avenger SE 2.4L Alternator
Got this '08 Avenger. The alternator has been replaced twice with Advanced Auto rebuilds for not charging issue. Both times it charged for 10-15 minutes then stopped. I can command the ecm to send charge voltage on signal wire with scanner and it works eve...
2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio 1.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C3CFFJH4D
Just picked up this Fiat 500 Abarth at auction. When I go to drive it back, 3 miles down the road it starts running rough, the throttle light and CEL comes on and it goes into limp mode. I pull over to shut it of, restart it, and make it back 20 miles ok. ... Trouble codes: P2172 (High airflow vacuum leak detected), P0507 (idle speed higher than expected)
2014 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Readiness Incomplet VIN: 1FDEE3FL8E
Hello all, I have been entrusted by the IEPA and the one of the local park districts to get this bus conversion van through emissions testing. 12500 GVWR. This one of those senior party buses, they take the seniors to the Casino and ball games etc... As fa...
2010 GMC Acadia SLT 3.6L timing noise VIN: 1GKLVNED9A
Customer concern of loud rattle noise on cold start after vehicle sits overnight, only for first couple seconds. Customer provided me with invoice from gm dealership from previous owner of timing chains and tensioner's replaced for same concern. (It sounds...
2002 Honda Civic DX 1.7L suspension VIN: 2HGES16132
Hello all, My 2002 Honda Civic has a very intermittent rattle noise from the front end while driving. I changed the rack and pinion with no change. It sounds like you are driving over a rumble strip. When I put my foot on the brake and gas at the same t...
2013 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Fuel gauge VIN: 2HKRM4H36D
Need opinion This Crv came in with customer wanting fuel sender replaced fast forward, scanned systems DTC's UO151 & B1175 performed cluster sweep test, all gauges swept from low to high, EXCEPT fuel gauge that stayed on """ E ''' checked meter fuse # 5...
2010 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 3.0L Crank no start, no comms on one of 3 tools VIN: WD3PE7CC8A
Initially vehicle came in with crank no start concern, found multiple codes in system related to components on 5v reference circuit. Checked 5v reference signal at component b28/20-DPF Differential Pressure Sensor and found 1.2v. Also checked 5v reference ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2010 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0L Starting/running
Well, as most of you suspected, the vehicle is basically a mess of water damage and a growing amount of module replacements are going to be necessary. Removing the key was a matter of removing the ignition 'lock' and slapping the side of it...believe it or ...
2015 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Rear Air Suspension Compressor VIN: 5UXKS4C51F
First, thank you for the replies, all information is helpful in some way. In answer to the questions about a drier in the system. Yes, it has a drier but it is on the outlet side not the inlet side of the pump. The drier comes with a new pump and thus has been...
2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L AFM filter VIN: 3GNFK12377
Thanks for all the replies, AFM = active fuel management, sorry for any confusion. GM's solution for better fuel mileage. The afm filter is under the oil pressure sensor at the back of the engine. It is a very small screen about the size of a pencil and 3/4" l...
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ 5.3L oil pressure VIN: 3GCEK33MX9
Thank you everyone for all the replies. This just reinforced what i though was wrong but wanted to ask someone else. The Owner changed the oil to 10W40 and a AC Delco oil filter from the 5W30 and Wix filter i put on it and said he now has 30 pounds of pres...
2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco 1.4L Engine Oil Leaking VIN: 1G1PK5SC1C
Valve cover + Intake manifold repaired this vehicle.
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14H3S
so fter trying everything mentioned I cracked open the "new" computer and found more damage inside this one. got an actual reman computer and all was good
2013 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L cam timing VIN: 4JGDA5HB8D
First, Thank you all who have taken the time to help me. Second , the customer has decided to stuff his head in the sand and ignore the CEL for the time being. I don't know if I will get the chance to revisit this in the future. Again, thank you all for your t...
2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 4.6L Misfire
Thank you for all the guidance. Found one burnt coil to boot connection causing misfire on cylinder 8. Ordered coil and swapped an new oe plug in cylinder 8. Confident this is causing the issues. Trouble codes: P1CCE, P0300 (Multiple random misfire).
2002 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L heater core VIN: 4M2ZV12T12
thank you to everyone who replied, heater core was full of stopleak again, told customer and flushed it out.
2015 Nissan Pathfinder SV 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AR2MM1F
Thank you everyone for help. It was a bad injector. I figure this out after i remove the all reel from the intake, left fuel line connected. I left it overnight under pressure this injector was vet in the morning Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 missfire), P0300 (Random missfire).
2010 Pontiac Vibe AWD 2.4L Engine VIN: 5Y2SM6E00A
I contacted customer today due to needing to close help request.Charles [...] nailed it.Added a tube of Lube Guard Instant Shudder Fix and it literately fixed it instantly.Had owner take and drive to make sure and he has put 500 miles on it without a problem....
2006 Toyota Highlander 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEDP21A76
Ok lots of replies on aligning the marks on the belt but we were past that point and wanted to know if the belt was indeed off a tooth ...so with the crank at tdc and the front cam aligned...all 3 of us looked with a mirror, cell phone cameras and an inspectio...
2011 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L hvac VIN: 5TDDK3EH8B
As far as the b1421 b1424 codes we went with the fact that these are normal when set inside the building. Once outside we had no issues and no codes set. Well once we had this thing taken apart we found a gear broken off the main blend door. Part is not sol...
2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L alternator VIN: YV4CZ59236
Good afternoon all, We ended up taking this car to the dealer. They found that the CEM shorted out. So I let them install and program it. All is good, charging system is putting out 14.6 Thanks for all your help. Steve [...]
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