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Help Request Answers
2011 BMW X5 xDrive35d 3.0L Blend doors VIN: 5UXZW0C54B
Happy December fellow techs. This is my personal E70 winter beater (I dive an i8 in the summer). Just to let you know in advance ... my shop is well versed in BMW and in particular with the E70's. Our go to interface is Autologic. Late last winter my HVAC ...
2009 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Starting system VIN: 1GCCS13E59
This is a shop truck. Came in for minor maintenance to pass state inspection. Had codes p0128, b2957, b1442. Replaced the coolant thermostat and coolant flush. Vehicle started fine. Sat for a couple of days waiting for parts and the vehicle did not want to...
2003 Ford Excursion Eddie Bauer 6.0L Intake manifold VIN: 1FMSU45P13
This is my personal vehicle. I swapped the intake to the new design which I have done on other 6.0's for customers and not had any issues with leaks. This last weekend we dropped past -20 overnight and this vehicle started leaking from the o-ring again. Do...
2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4L powertrain VIN: 1HGCP26428
out of the blue, will run like its in limp mode, when it gets hot seems to run fine,shows misfires on 2 and 3 cylinder when affected, and longer cranking time
2008 Infiniti EX35 Journey 3.5L driver's seat VIN: JNKAJ09F78
hello, and thanks for any help on this one.Driver's seat inoperative, passenger's seat is fully functional. Alldata has a wiring diagram "without automatic drive positioner" for the driver's seat. I have auto drive positioner, so the wire colors do not mat...
2016 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 6.7L Electronic VIN: 3C63R3AL7G
Good afternoon all, this truck came in with these codes stored- P020b, p020e, p020c, p020f, p020d? Strange thing is that they came up at one time. So I cleared the codes and drove it about twenty miles and it did not come back. Can anyone give some thought...
2002 Toyota Highlander 2.4L window motor VIN: JTEGD21A52
Vehicle came in with drivers window motor issues. It would go down a few inches then reverse then jam. would move to closed position if lifted by hand while activating. out of the door motor worked fine. failed under load. Replaced motor and am unable to g...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L clutch VIN: 3VWPF71K96
Can this transmission be removed safely without the special carrier for the transmission jack from below. I have a pretty good engine lift bar to hold and lower engine from above but it looks like the transmission will not come out without some serious per...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2014 BMW 535i 3.0L Drivetrain Malfunc VIN: WBA5B1C50E
There were a lot of great responses and I want to thank everyone for taking the time out of their busy to respond especially Ceferino! Cleaning the throttle body took care of the fluctuating crank case pressure. The strange thing about the throttle body there ... Trouble codes: 101F0.
2013 Cadillac ATS Luxury 2.5L CUE screen VIN: 1G6AA5RA5D
Consensus from those who know is that the "Used" screen is probably junk and the customer has chosen to send his original one out for repair utilizing the suggested websites given us. Thanks and Merry Christmas.
2001 Chevrolet Astro LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEL19W21
It seems I need to switch to a different method than smoke for finding evap leaks. The leak was around the fuel pump hanger. A piece of rust compromised the seal. We found it with a spray bottle of soapy water and just putting an air nozzle in through the f... Trouble codes: P0442 (p0452-), P0452.
2007 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMEU63E57
Well this one is fixed. first thanks to Steve , he got me looking and 75% duty cycle on the fuel pump control = 75%OFF time so fuel pump was running at 25%. Also thanks to Randy what you described was what I was thinking , Before closed loop the PCM ignores fu...
2011 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L battery VIN: 1FTFX1EF3B
I will have to close this down as unresolved. The second time I had it I could not duplicate the problem. To reiterate a few things, I use a snap on manual meter and a thexton stitch to test. I use this meter exclusively to test for current leaks as I found th...
2008 GMC Sierra 2500 HD WT 6.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK23668
thanks for all the help. Several of you were right I did not torque the high pressure relief valve because it was hard to get a torque wrench on it. But after torqueing it properly the problem is solved. Desired pressure and actual pressure are dead on the mon... Trouble codes: P0087, P0088.
2002 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Steering VIN: KNDUP13162
Well after all the checking it turned out to be the pump! Thanks for all your help, Steve [...]
2015 Ram 1500 Limited 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C6RR7NMXF
Hi thanks everyone for your help..after cleaning the fuel quality solenoid we cleaned the fuel lines and the fuel tank. The customer said the light has come on only once but is out now and has stayed out since it turned off. I Going to close my help request ev... Trouble codes: P0191.
2008 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E38
Howdy Y'all, Thanks for all your help and input. I'm marking this one FIXED we have talked on the phone and the light has not come back on. Most suggestions were about fuel injectors, bad MAF or leaking intake gasket. All of those tested good. I had already se... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean exhaust B1).
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