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2013 BMW 528i xDrive 2.0L low power VIN: WBAXH5C56D
Has above code descriptions.Low on power and drivetrain failure message comes up when fault happens. Has been at dealer with no resolve,Any one see these codes before? suspect it is a turbo issue or a failed pressure transducer[fancy name for a vacuum swit... Trouble codes: 12030, 15210, 15220, 152D0
2010 Cadillac CTS Luxury 3.0L Engine VIN: 1G6DE5EG8A
Car came in for thumping noise on accel. Motor mounts were broken , replaced mounts. Now upon accel it vibrates when driving or in the stall in park any time you raise the rpm.It has several timing correlation codes, had these prior to work. Customer knows...
2003 Chevrolet S10 4.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1GCCS19WX3
Crazy battery drain i hope someone has seen before.working on a 03 s10 with low miles.removing key from cylinder about 10-30 seconds later fuel and temp gauge will rise like its being powered back on.first thought bad ground backfeeding. Added another grou...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L hvac VIN: 2CNALPEW5A
vehicle came in no ac. hooked up guages and pressures were low. reclaimed 0,48 pounds and pressures went right back to suction over 100 and discharge at 100. reclaimed again unit shut off at vacuum and pressures rose again. thought it was the machine. evac...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L coil VIN: 2FTJW36H6P
engine ran before we swapped I it with another. Went to start for the first time it had a slow crank and the ignition module smoked. repaired a bad main ground. put new ignition module still no spark. I have an injection pulse I also have power to the coil...
2009 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L fuse 27 VIN: 1FTRW14899
Need to do the fuse 27 bypass, seems simple, but the pictures are not very clear in the Ford kit. There seems to be a large blue/red wire and a small blue/red wire in the fuse bus bar near fuse 27. It seems if I do a bypass the truck won't start unless I p...
2017 Ford Edge SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMCU0G9XH
Car came from a body shop with no a/c and 2 codes. They forgot to hook up the ambient sensor and ft wiring harness. Installed that and codes are gone. A/C still doesnt turn on. We can see the a/c on command in the ecm but the a/c compressor cycling switch ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L No Start, Extended crank. VIN: JHMES16511
No trouble codes on initial visit.Replaced cam sensor,engine started normal after.Car came back in with same symptom-extended crank,hard start.DTC P1456 stored,couuldn't find an EVAP problem.Did an EVAP test using snap-On Zues scanner,passes test.After tes... Trouble codes: P1456 (EVAP conatrol system leakage)
2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L AC clutch relay VIN: 1J4FA49SXY
We have a wrangler that the compressor doesn't engage. Pressures are 85 psi. We can engage it with a fused relay jumper. The low and high pressure switches show continuity. The only code in PCM was a P1388 for the shorted asd relay control which went away ...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH20V01
We followed the service bulletin. When vvt activated with scanner engine stalled. We installed new cam activation unit - phazer and oil control solenoid. Set timing reassemble. On first test drive of about 10 miles all is good. Runs well no codes. On secon... Trouble codes: P1349 (Vvt control)
2012 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L Door Locks VIN: WVWED7AJ2C
Everything functions normally on the car except the doors will not lock with the key fob or the switch in vehicle. Manually locking the drivers door with key, also will not lock other doors. The unlock function works fine, can hear all locks click, but whe...
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo 2.0L timing cover uper VIN: 3VWVA7AT8C
Customer came in with a oil leak from upper timng cover replaced cover and let car go, few days later car is back same leak same place, thought it was just a bad part, after a week car is back same problem, we replaced the vent valve on the valve cover, ch...

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2011 Acura RDX 2.3L ac compressor VIN: 5J8TB2H59B
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCD64B54
The short and sweet of it is we got the wires we had to replace replaced and positioned on the ECM properly. Car ran through monitors a couple times successfully and finally passed State inspection. It was an ordeal to get to wires etc. but that was normal d... Trouble codes: P1297.
2014 Audi Q7 Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1DGAFE6E
The last two posts were right on the money, and it all makes perfect sense now. after sitting overnight I got a tech with a better nose than me to "smell" the oil cap when 1st pulled off. he said he thought he could smell fuel. pulled the high pressure pump an... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172.
2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Drive-axles VIN: WBAEU33442
First of all I would like to apologize for taking so long to close this request. Had a guy on vacation and a sick secretary. Transfer case was the problem. As recommended I changed the fluid and the vibration was cut in half. New case made it all go away. Many...
1992 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L coolant temp VIN: 1G1YY33P1N
Once again you guys are awesome.I took the impeller cover plate off which is easy to do and I could spin the impeller with my finger while the pump was still bolted to engine.So when I took the pump off I found that the drive coupler was missing.The other sho...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31F1Y
Well I was not able to fix this one. I had it in the shop for a full day of driving/ idling and it did not stall or cut out at all. Having more time with it so I can catch it is going to be the next step I guess. I did check everything that was posted, fuel pr...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Lower Ball Joints VIN: 1FTPW14505
Will end up trying the TXK line of ball joints next, thanks for all the input since MOOG, and the napa chassis ball joints dont seem to last, will also interview cust again and ask if he had replaced the ball joints pre 140xxx miles
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3L fuel gauge VIN: 5NMSG73E39
thanks to ken [...] that give me the right information that i need to understand how this system works my problem was the second fuel gauge that was bad ,whit this explanation i do the voltage drop test and i find the peoblem thank again.
2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDCYR49E22
I'll have to close this one as not fixed for the time being as the vehicle has since been returned to the customer without the MIL P2001 code issue being resolved. However, I do feel that I've got enough information to tackle the problem again when I see the... Trouble codes: P2001 (EGR system malfunction or NOx trap efficiency below threshold B2).
2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGBB86E49
The customer declined recommendation to tear down. You guys were right! Pull cam sensors and peek inside the holes for the timing marks. Very fast, vary easy. Right bank was indeed retarded. We made it harder than it needed to be. Scan PIDs output fake timing... Trouble codes: P0016 (Right Bank intake permanent retard/advance), P0017.
2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 4.6L Instrument panel
Thank you all for your comments, Beckmann, also is confused as they have not experienced a similar situation, and arrive at our same conclusion a temperature sensitive IC, as the voltage feed remains constant, so we believe is an internal problem of the cluste...
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