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2002 Acura RL Premium 3.5L Parasitic drain VIN: JH4KA966X2
Doing this at home for a friend. Owner bought this car new. He has a 96-01 Acura RL service manual that I am using. He did a little leg work. He doesn't drive this car much. If it sits a week, the battery will be dead. He pulled fuse 56, labeled back up/ra...
2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus 3.2L Camshaft timing VIN: WA1MKCFPXB
Vehicle is from a used car lot, one of their techs replaced the upper timing chain guides and tensioners due to noise. The car set this fault code thereafter. Bank 2: CMP Sens 4 (G301) / Engine Speed Sensor (G28) P0019 00 [038] - Incorrect Correlation...
2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L cooling fan VIN: WBAPK7C54B
OK, full disclosure. I do not work on European cars. This is a friend's kids car. It came in with cooling fan inop. and code 2efe. I tried to active fan with scanner but would not turn on. I tested for power and ground at the fan unit and found ground on t...
2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1GCHK23122
Hello Everyone, I am working on a Duramax here, It is a bone stock truck with 193000 miles and well taken care of. The problem started with the truck not starting cold or hot without pumping up the primer, we repaired the primer housing but the problem con...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L throttle control VIN: 3GNFK16Z43
need the correct diagram for the electrical connector for the electronic throttle control module plug. thanks for the help in advance.
2014 Ford F-150 XLT 5.0L Door Locks VIN: 1FTFW1CF9E
Customer brought truck in for intermittent door lock failure. Actuator was determined to be bad. Replaced with new actuator from Ford. Now, none of the door locks will work at all. Checked Power and ground, both good. Looking at data from IDS, signal is be...
2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L ride control VIN: SALSH23486
hello we are trying to program the all terrain control module in this land rover and are having an issue getting logged into landrover topix we are wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same issue with the web site.
2011 Mazda 3 i 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1BL1UGXB
Good afternoon , got a strange one. This car came in for state inspection, and emission. When I plugged in the connector from the emission machine into the ALDL , All the lights on the dash lit up- MIL, ABS, traction control light, coolant fans turned on A...
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500 5.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDDJ75X46
Car was running fine went to store and came out would not start.Cranked over .hooked up verus to it and break out box got a lot of no comm codes ,and no activity on can +.all of the dash lights come on when the key is in the 2 position.has esp,abs.adaptive... Trouble codes: C1358, C0931, C2103
2011 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.8L Unknown VIN: WP1AC292XB
Oil is dripping from a solenoid located above transmission. Hard to access place but is possible to see the solenoid from under car drivers side. I can touch the two soft hoses connected to solenoid. Despite solenoid is located over transmission hoses g...
2013 Toyota Highlander 3.5L Stability VIN: 5TDZK3EH2D
Owner complaint is steering feels wobbly when driving at highway speeds. Road test confirmed unusual over-steer bouncing effect when steering lightly over 45 mph. Raised vehicle and looked for loose components and/or hardware. Nothing seen. Wheels all are ...

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2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 5UXWX9C50D
some vehicles just cant be fixed, we are unable to fix this one and are losing money on it, suggest not repairing N20 engines but replacing them from now on Trouble codes: P0300 (Random/Multiple misfire detected), P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire detected), P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire detected), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected).
2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L No Start VIN: 1G6DP56725
After trying numerous ECM's, used parts, customer did not want to make the investment, did not repair no communication concern. A few good tap tests to original ECM and vehicle left the shop.I am not sure what customer did with vehicle. Trouble codes: U1000 (Communication with pcm), C0243 (Engine drag control), C0244 (Pulse width torque command).
2011 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Hvac Controls VIN: 1GNKVJED9B
Replaced the control head unit and driver and passenger temperature blend door actuators. Self calibrated the head unit and performed a blend door calibration with scan tool.
1991 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L lifter VIN: 2FDLF47G7M
Thanks for all the input. We found the lifter had some rotation when engine running with the second cam and lifters. Did not rotate like other lifters. We put it together and the customer is using the truck. Will see how long it lasts.
2011 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Stall VIN: 2FABP7BV7B
First let me thank all the guys for the help.The police car is fixed. As a last resort our Ford tech tried a new pcm and it has ran for a half tank of fuel. We jumped into drivability (above our heads) simply because the department gives us all their work....
2011 Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L Charging System VIN: 1D7RB1CT7B
As most everyone in the know recommended but with only a few tests that were accurate, it was the PCM EVR that failed causing the alternator not to charge. We were thrown by the whining noise that our tech swore it was the alternator but was an idler pu...
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