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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53511
Good morning IATN! Looking for some direction from some of you EURO experts here. I have a really good customer that has been having some very intermittent problems with his BMW X5. A few weeks ago he called and said that his wife was driving and the vehic... Trouble codes: 45 (Steering wheel interface monitor), 120 (Pedal Travel versus brake signal), 39 (Brake light switches inconsistent), 151 (CAN Brake Signal), 8D, 8C
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCEK23329
cust. says oil pressure shows no pressure but had no engine noise.droped off at my shop after, starting and running showed no problem but check engine light was on, had code p0106 p0107 p0174. let truck idle after clearing codes for about 45 min. still no ... Trouble codes: P0641
2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GCRCPEA6A
Greetings fellow IATN folks. Customer bought this truck from the auction. Runs and drives good. Sometimes will have minors surge when accelerating. AT first it would set P0011 code every time you revved it up. Checked resistance on the variable cam timing ... Trouble codes: P0011 (Variable cam timing error)
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Van 5.9L Shift VIN: 2B7KB31Z02
HAS NO CODES IN IT!! Trans will go to limp or erratically shift intermittently. When it does it may go to limp or just really harsh shifts. Put a scanner on it and the governor pressures seem to agree. The only thing I see is that the reported gear the tra...
2008 Ford Taurus Limited 3.5L Steering VIN: 1FAHP28W98
This is an odd one. Customer reports that on rare occasions, while taking off from a light, the vehicle dips on the left front corner, the steering gets hard and the throttle goes into limp mode. She then eases to the side of the intersection, lets it idle...
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L Unknown VIN: 1HGFA15567
Hello everyone, Here's hoping for some wisdom. I most likely won't get back to this one until Monday but here it goes. I have this little Civic that came to me with the AC taking a long time to get cold. Checked it and the pressures were low. Someone befor...
2007 Mazda CX-7 Touring 2.3L Hesitation VIN: JM3ER29397
Hello IATN. I got another tricky one here. This 2007 Mazda CX-7 came into my shop with complaint of having no power and hesitates under acceleration. Scanned computer and have no codes. Verified customer complaint and vehicle definitely is low on power. Lo...
2008 Nissan Versa SL 1.8L Stall VIN: 3N1BC11E58
Howdy Y'all, We have this 08 Versa 1.8L that stalls when stopping. Customer commented "he could keep it going by shifting into neutral at stop signs. It's not AS BAD with A/C off!" Verified that concern had Random misfire code P0300. In mode 6 there were s... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire idles really bad in gear)
2016 Ram 2500 Big Horn 6.7L Prndl VIN: 3C6UR5JL3G
Hello All. Recently flash upgraded several modules on a customers vehicle out of maintenance. All went well with the exception of the Park indicator is now flashing green to white erratically{no rhthym }. Have verified through PID data of PCM that it does ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L Steering Actuator VIN: 1GNEV23D09
Turned out to be a bad abs module, threw us on a loop when after installing a used abs module it had the exact same issue. Replaced with new module and everything works as it should.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.5L Mode Door VIN: 1G11B5SAXD
sorry for the delay in closing this but it was definitely a pain in the ass. took hours of just messing with it to get it perfectly timed.
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on, P0455 VIN: 1FMFU17596
Thank you everyone for your informative suggestions. I went back to KISS. Initially the voltage was 4.31V at sensor and thru scanner data. I replaced assembly with hose and new sensor which comes part of the hose. Now reads 2.3V on scanner and at sensor. It ca... Trouble codes: P0455 (Large evap leak.).
2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNYF5H64G
The vehicle has been released to the customer. We were able to confirm that the misfires the shaking were not related. The shaking was from the torque converter clutch lock up, which we found a bulletin for and could see on the scan tool graph that would sho... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfires also misfires on all cylinders), P219A, P219B, P0430 (Catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 2).
2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 3.8L battery light on intermittently VIN: KMHGC46EX9
Thanks for all the replies. It looks like this has been another example of poor communication. It turns out the person who brought the car in is not the driver of the but the husband of the driver and to make matters more complicated does not speak english ver...
2016 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L shifter VIN: 5TFDW5F14G
Group thanks for the replies. What I found was a intermittent open wire between the neutral safety switch d power output and the junction box at the right rear firewall. Talked to customer and he asked me to just run a new wire instead of tracking the actual i...
2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L Left rear caliper VIN: 3VWPP7AJ6C
We end up replacing the caliper with OEM part. It seem to work for now and hopefully it stay that way. Someone ask where it was leaking from on the old caliper, it was around the piston. Thanks again for all the help.
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