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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery VIN: WBAGH83451
Hey guys, have this Bimmer with a somewhat intermittent battery drain. When it is draining it draws upward of 2 amps. I noticed right away the shift indicator is illuminated whenever the drain is present, but it cycles on and off at random after the normal...
1972 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 5.7L rear lower trailing arms
I was asked to install a rear sway bar on the vehicle.Figured out quickly the rear lower trailing arms are on backwards.The holes for the sway bar where towards the front of the car.My question is when the arms are installed properly does the flanged side ...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22P8S
Codes 22-TPS Code 33 MAP sensor Code 43-knock sensor--repaired the 22 and 33 with a new connector for the TPS.CODE 43 is my problem-both knock sensors read within spec-3888 and [...],I have my 5 volt reference from the PCM.The diagnostic chart is saying... Trouble codes: 43 (Knock sensor circuit)
2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Parktronics VIN: WD0PF44548
Code 9086: Communication error with warning element right rear I am not familiar with the Parktronics system. I hooked up the scanner and all warning elements have the same value of 255 however it keeps coding out. Any help would be appreciated.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTDF15N7J
Vehicle has intermit stall. stalled 3 times on the way to the shop. About 5 miles here. At idle vehicle will stall and will not start back unless you cycle the key. Before cycling the key checked fuel pressure (35)psi have injector pulse and spark with no ...
2003 Ford E-350 Super Duty 7.3L water in oil, no oil in water VIN: 1FDWE35F13
coolant in the oil, no oil in coolant possible front cover?
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWX36P43
Hey guys this truck belongs to a regular came in for service and inspection did fuel oil filters and air filters truck was road tested on road test truck died towed back to shop hooked up scanner cam and crank sync good icp shows 1500 psi fuel pressure is ...
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 3.5L Rear Defroster VIN: 1FTFW1ET4D
Can't grasp how this isn't working.Could use a fresh set of ideas.
2009 Infiniti G37 X 3.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JNKCV61F39
We scoped both cam sensors and patterns were both good. The scan data with snap-on showes B1 15 degrees and B2 0 degrees. So we tore it down and found a very loose timing chain. The tensioner was out 17mm. We indexed the cams before we took it apart and th... Trouble codes: C0340 (Cam sensor circuit bank 1), P0011 (Intake timing control bank 1), P0300 (Random missfire)
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 5.7L turning VIN: 1C4RJFCT9C
this vehicle binds hard when turning sharp. It does it in any mode selection. It originally would get stuck in 4 low and now shifts in and out of 4 low. filled the transfer case with new atf +4 since that what the tag and spec said. Looking for information...
2007 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BK32F67
First thanks to anyone who takes the time to help. This vehicle came into the shop with a P2177. Checked the freeze frame DATA and found the LTFT at 20.3 and the STFT bouncing between 3 and 5. Checked the intake systems runner operations, as well as the in... Trouble codes: P2177 (Vehicle lean above idle)
2011 Mini Cooper S 1.6L convertible top VIN: WMWZP3C56B
Sunroof opens to 70% but does not do anything after that, sunroof doesn't reach 100% stage and does not continue process of opening top. The windows roll down, but no operation from top. scanned all systems including CVM with ISTA and no codes.
2014 Nissan 370Z 3.7L Hydraulic Cylinder VIN: JN1AZ4FH1E
Hello Nissan techs. This soft top came in for a leaking main hydraulic cylinder on the drivers side. These are not available from Nissan unless you buy the entire hydraulic system. We sent both driver and passenger side main rams out for rebuild and they w...
2014 Ram 1500 Laramie 3.0L low power no boost VIN: 1C6RR6LM3E
ok, looking for some guidance as we are running out of ideas, truck would come in for red lightning bolt on dash and poor acceleration previously with a low boost code, over time we were able to correct the low boost code and was gone a good while, now it ...
2005 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Unknown VIN: JTEHT05J95
We have a brain teaser here. This rig is slightly lifted and has oversized tires - nothing crazy. We replaced the steering rack along with front and rear brakes. Customer returned with concern of traction control light illuminating and beeping sound. Custo...
2011 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L light on VIN: 3VWDZ7AJ6B
This car was just purchased by a customer (private sale) knowing the air bag light was on. I have not agreed to look at it yet, other than check the code. The code is B102204, Passenger occupant detection system control module fault. I have Mitchell one an...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2010 Acura TL 3.5L Misfire VIN: 19UUA8F59A
Thanks for all the replies. I replaced the crankshaft position sensor and performed the clear and relearn procedure. Misfire no longer present and vehicle runs good. Trouble codes: P0335, P0302, P0306, P0300.
2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL 3.0L ecm VIN: 1G4GC5EG7A
Determined the vehicle has an inoperable ECM. 5v ref tested good along with the connectors. During the drive diag, realized a glitch in the ECM when accelerator was pressed at 100% causing reduced engine power to illuminate.
1973 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special Brougham 7.7L rear brake hydraulics VIN: 6B69R30209
I am sorry for the lack of detail in my fix, I am still waiting for customer to bring in master. You were all right it is early form of an r.w.a.l. Unit, never seen or heard of before.I want to add more detail but it looks like I am done in this industry. Had ...
2013 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GNSCJE07D
thank you everyone for your help, this vehicle is fixed. it was the stator in the torque converter. once i got it out and on the bench i could go in and spin the stator in both directions which causes it not to "torque multiply" properly at low rpms. my stall ...
1970 Ford F-250 6.4L Backfire low power VIN: F25YKJ1475
Stretched timing chain was the issue. I timed it by ear to maximum vacuum and the problem went away.
2008 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L Starting VIN: 1FMCU49H38
2013 Ford Edge Limited 3.5L Master Cylinder VIN: 2FMDK4KC2D
Thanks for the help Gang. I never was able to prove exactly what was going on. I drove it like I stole it and activated ABS Repeatedly Cranked the Bleeder up to about 60 PSI and still had a very low peddle. So I threw the ABS Module at it and again fought the ...
2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GH76689
I want to thank everyone for the awesome advice. I ran out of things to check so I drained the systems over the weekend (hooked battery cables together). started it on Monday morning with the scanner hooked up and saw the air pump turn on for about a quarter t... Trouble codes: P2444, P2441.
2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7L Sunroof Stuck Open VIN: JTEBT14RX3
So I'm gonna say I think this is fixed however it won't surprise me if it Jambs again & Tim & Steve are correct in that it needs rebuild!? So what I did was with the Sun-roof assembly removed from the Vehicle as mentioned in my help request, for fear of ...
2010 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L Air Control VIN: 5TFBW5F12A
Thanks to all 4 who replied. We tried all the ideas & it came down to look like the signal was not coming from control head to amplifier. To start we got a used control head & installed & bingo, it worked. we will replace with a new unit we can stand behind. N...
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