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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Heater VIN: WBAVB13596
Car came to me with no/low heat output while driving. Scanned for faults this time and no active faults for the heater system. Previous work i had replaced the thermostat twice. Performed basic checks first. Coolant level cold was good. Ran the bleeding pr...
2008 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2CNDL33F08
Thanks in advance, We have a very clean low mileage vehicle that originally came in with a P0128 Code. We replaced the thermostat and temp sending unit cleared codes bleed cooling system and 30 mi. test drive. Fixed. Shipped vehicle. 2 weeks later customer...
2013 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.6L Electrictao VIN: 2C4RC1BG9D
This came in with a consistent dead battery issue. After doing the negative battery cable disconnect (engine dies) I replaced the alternator. Vehicle returned. Improved but still random dead battery. Parasitic draw with Pico scope showed 130ma draw on radi...
2004 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 7AT08GADX1
Someone else scanned this and got the P0134 code "O2 sensor 1 no activity". I just fitted the new sensor and got the same code after 2 minutes. Each time the code is cleared when the engine is started again, the ECU provides PWM to the heater circuit for a... Trouble codes: P0134 (Oxygen sensor 1 no activity)
2005 Hyundai Tucson GL 2.0L transmission VIN: KM8JM72B65
customer drove vehicle till clutch basically quit...pedal went to floor and customer drove vehicle to shop without using clutch...turns out the T.O. bearing self destructed and went through pressure plate...pulled transmission out without incident, machine...
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L gearshift VIN: WDC1631542
Customer complaint is EPS,BAS and ABS lights stay on when first starting the vehicle in the morning and transmission is stuck in 2nd gear.(limp mode?) Several attempts at starting, the lights go off on startup and gears are normal and the lights behave for...
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JA4AP3AU2C
good morning i have a weird one here. this Mitsubishi came in last week with a stalling issue. drove it and could never get it to stall but it had a gunked up mass air flow sensor and the air intake tube barely on. so we cleaned the maf sensor and reattach...
2016 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5L Trac System/ses light VIN: 5TDJKRFHXG
Customer calls us and states that his wife hit some ice while stopping and now the MIL is on. Customer calls us to make appointment to scan system. We find p0500 code and proceed with diagnosing it. We determine the VSS is faulty, customer takes vehicle an...

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-Road 4.0L No Start VIN: 5N1AR18W87
After checking the Int/V pid on both banks as per James [...]'s Suggestion I found B1 at -19.5 and B2 6. So I unplugged B1 cam sensor and the vehicle started and runs smooth. I pulled the cover on the primary chain tensioner and discovered it was extended a...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L steering wheel VIN: WP0CA2985W
Thanks for the assistance and responses. We ended up replacing the Front brakes and all the problems went away. I believe the front brakes had enough lateral run out to make this vibration occur.
2016 Volkswagen Jetta S 1.4L Charging system VIN: 3VWD67AJ7G
I advised my customer to take their vehicle to the VW dealer. All my faults are for low voltage except in gateway there is a fault for incorrectly coded but nothing has been changed in it since their fault appeared. I verified it has the OEM alternator on it...
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