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2007 BMW 328xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAVC935X7
Hello BMW techs. I have this 07 BMW 328Xi this is giving us a headache. It came in with multiple fault codes. We fixed the Vanos, throttle body and knock sensor fault code, but cannot get rid of these 3 faults that continue to return after a few miles of d... Trouble codes: 2D06, 29E1, 29E0
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 5.3L Afm Lifter VIN: 1GNET13M56
My question is are new afm lifters supposed to be able to collapse when new (no oil inside lifter) or should they not be collapseable? old school lifters can be collapsed when empty and want to know if these afm lifters are the same way?
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK13058
this truck came in with check engine light complaint. scanned and got a p0230 so they checked all their voltages and grounds. everything per Mitchell pointed towards the fuel pump control module. replaced and programmed module. still have the ses light. no... Trouble codes: P0230
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N18
This one has my head spinning. This is a regular customer and I am very familiar with the repair history on it. Truck towed in cause it started running so poorly and stalled. Comes off the hook barely idling. Off idle it revs up without a problem. MIL ligh... Trouble codes: P2172 (High Airflow/Vacuum Leak Detected Instantaneous Accumulation), P0430 (Catalyst Bank 2)
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GKDT13W3T
Ok GM text im lost on this one. This is a friends vehicle. This is second trans we installed used. It worked good for a while after replacing but then came back with P0784 code. We replaced pressure control solenoid cleared codes and test drove. Did fine a...
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GL58K63
this jeep has or hair pulled out . came in with misfire ,started on a cylinder , then another ,and another , then back to first one, then another. after many hours - we can duplicate it in the shop , under a load , between 1500 and 2000 rpm , misfires will... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 5.5L ride height specs VIN: WDDHF9ABXA
good afternoon, hope this finds everyone and families safe and healthy After replacing the Air Compressor, Front Air Struts, Left Rear Air Spring* and Air System Control Valve every thing seems to be working properly now EXCEPT: It seems we need ...
1994 Mitsubishi 3000GT 3.0L No Start VIN: JA3AM54J4R
Pulled heads replaced pulleys and tensioner, no start, found cam and crank sensor bad replaced with factory sensors, ran in shop took for test drive and went 5 miles died and no start found out, sensors were replaced multiple times at previous shop after t...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L transmission VIN: 1N4BA41E16
This Maxima has a rattle which sounds like it is coming from the transmission area when in the drivers seat. Can not duplicate the noise on a rack. Only on road. Run it up to 50 mph and decelerate to 40 to 20 and it makes a rattling noise like a valve body...
2004 Toyota RAV4 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEGD20V94
Thank you in advance for any help. I have this 02 RAV4 with a MIL and only code is P0456. I'm sure I'm not the only one easily confused by this EVAP system. As stated earlier I tested all three VSV and they appear to be working properly. Have good engine v... Trouble codes: P0456
2013 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L control module VIN: WVWHV7AJ3D
To all VW techs. I've been a VW tech for 35 years opened a shop 4 years ago. We've got this GTI that sets codes 01325 Control module for tire pressure monitoring (J502) 004- No signal or communication, 01309 Power steering control module (J500) 004- NO sig...

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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Cluster VIN: 1G1JC5246W
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L Surge
customer finally admitted he had not changed oil sense timing chains were installed. he took vehicle said he would change oil and let me know how its doing. thanks for all your help and time Trouble codes: P0089, P0089, P0089.
2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.8L Transmission VIN: 2D4RN5D16A
The fix was the output speed sensor and turbine speed sensor connectors had been swapped. Connected the right plug to the right sensor and all is well. The trick is, if the quicklearn errors out when you shift from Drive to Neutral during the quicklearn proce...
2005 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTRW12W95
lots of good responses, but unfortunately we were not able to fix the vehicle, the truck was being run through auction and the customer did not want to spend anymore time on it, we did try a new connector and sensor both, wiring ohmed out from connector to pcm...
2009 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L cluster /no start VIN: 1FTSS34LX9
thanks to those who responded, i removed a cluster from a 2010 super duty and plugged into this van, made all kinds of strange whirling and plastic grinding noises and complete cluster lit up, i reinstalled my cluster it lit up and started three times, on the ...
2014 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Engine VIN: 1FDWE3FL9E
Thanks for all the help. This motor does not have cam phasers. Things we did check were: pulled belt to make sure no accessories were causing it,Checked torque conv. bolts and flex plate, pulled right valve cover and end cap. Checked oil pressure(OK). Well, ne...
2010 GMC Terrain SLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Reduced Power VIN: 2CTFLHEYXA
Thank you to everyone that took the time to reply. The fix ended up being replacing the pins (terminals) in the ECM connector for the fuel pressure regulator. The car has been back for the road for a week or so now and all seems to be great! Thanks again for t... Trouble codes: P0092 (Fuel Pressure Regulator Control Circuit High Voltage), P00C9.
2004 Lexus GX470 4.7L Transfercase VIN: JTJBT20X74
Thanks to all who replied. The rod sticking out of the front is the gearshift linkage(duh). Removing the shifter from above was simple once I removed the top of the console. It's easier to get to if you remove the cross member and lower the transfer case a ...
2013 Lexus GX460 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Stays at Idle VIN: JTJBM7FX7D
Fixed !! Actually...I was not able to fix this vehicle, but it was shipped off to the dealer and they fixed by replacing the ECM. I had good communication with the dealer, the first thing they did was tried a known good throttle body, etc...they had it two we... Trouble codes: P0121 (Throttle Position Switch A Out of Range), P0123 (Throttle Position Switch A Voltage High).
2013 Ram 1500 Tradesman 5.7L Mechanical VIN: 1C6RR7KT7D
Got the ok to tear down and have found a seized roller on the intake valve of #6. The bent pushrod was the exhaust of #6. No evidence of piston and valve collision. The camshaft does have a wiped out lobe for #6 intake. Dealer had 2 cams in stock and recog...
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