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2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6AG5RX4D
Vehicle was running bad, hesitated, put out black smoke. Checked out and had high fuel trims (40 LT and 18-20 for ST) Smoke tested with no signs of a leak, unhooked MAF sensor and readings zeroed out. Per tests we replaced the MAF sensor with an AC Delco a... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KS26C96
I have this very low mile Ram Diesel that is a 1 owner and the owner babies it. It looks and drives like new but recently we had a turbo over boost code come up and we checked it out and ended up replacing the boost sensor with a standard motor products pa... Trouble codes: P0236 (Turbo over boost for too long)
2013 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L long crank VIN: 2C3CDXCT6D
I want to thank you all in advance. The car came in with blown engine. Customer bought a reman engine from local machine shop. Reset All Adaptives, Engine runs fine but it will not perform a cam/crank relearn procedure. The base timing shown on the scanner...
2015 Ford Transit-350 3.7L Reverse lights VIN: 1FTSW3XMFF
Customer brought in the van with no reverse lights. When we checked it, the reverse lights worked for a few seconds here and there. The did not seem to be related to the shifter. Disconnect the body control module and applied power to wire #11 which runs t...
1992 GMC C1500 Sierra SLE 4.3L misfire VIN: 1GTEC14Z7N
it came in with running excessively rich with misfire. checked for fuel pooling under throttle valve. rebuilt the throttle body with injectors. checked egr valve and replaced due to partially open replace spark plugs due to black with raw fuel. also custom...
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L headlights VIN: 3GTU2UECXF
Good evening everyone i just bought this truck about a month ago [this is my personal truck] I noticed at night the headlights arent very bright so i replaced the bulbs with phillips crystal vision headlight bulbs and they are still not real great.I forgot...
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L No Start VIN: 1HGFA16836
Customer says car just started to run rough, smoked, and lost power. It was towed in. It actually started, idled great when I first got it last week but it would not take any acceleration. I idled it into the shop. Now it is a complete crank no start. Ther... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfires)
2012 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5L Misfire VIN: 5FNYF4H56C
This Honda Pilot came to us after being at another shop. It will run perfectly for a while and then cylinder 5 (front center cylinder on 3.5 liter engine) will misfire and it goes into limp mode where it barely has any power. Shut it off and restart it, an... Trouble codes: P0305 (Misfire cylinder 5)
2005 Isuzu NPR 5.2L Hard start cold VIN: JALB4B1655
Let me start by saying we don't do much work on medium or heavy duty trucks so I have no repair information accessible. The vehicle came in because it is very hard to start cold and runs terrible for 30-60 seconds until it warms up then it's fine. I found ...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 5.2L battery VIN: 1J4GZ58Y2S
Hello to all! Am trying to find the reason for a dead battery after this Jeep sits for a few days. Sometimes the battery will drain after 3 days, other times it can sit over a week with no problems. Initially on checking for a parasitic drain-10-amp multim...
2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WMWRE334X4
Hello all, I have a real hair-puller. I feel like I am missing something basic. Vehicle is an '04 Mini Cooper S. The story is, one day the engine stopped running, and another shop fired the parts cannon at it. Now it is my turn. I am approaching it as a bl...
2012 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Timing VIN: WMWSV3C51C
I bought this car thinking it would be an easy fix but I'm having trouble with this code 3011 I have checked the timing and when I lock the crank the exhaust vanos is in the right position with the flat side facing up the intake however is a couple degrees...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Turbo? VIN: 3VWDT71K76
Car came in because of low power, customer thought it was limp mode but I believe that is incorrect. When the car is cold it has good power, turbo spools well etc. but as soon as it reaches operating temp, it has no power, no turbo spool. First tried repla...

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2013 Buick Enclave 3.6L Rear cv axle seal VIN: 5GAKVCKD2D
Thanks for all the help, The GM seal is #[...]. I could only find it from GM. (The post from John has a national seal #711064 which looks just like the GM seal). My conclusion after looking at how it "works" was to put it back the same way it came out. Blue...
2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z35
Well, after sitting down with the customer this morning and going over options to finish the diag he has decided to park the rig till he's ready to do the LS swap. We pretty much figured it is probably a valving issue with this motor considering the mileage an... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Miss Fire).
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WC57M59
Thanks everyone. Ended up being the computer. With computer above 45 degrees it was good. Below that is when the problems occurred. That is why it would be fine after idling for a while but driving cooled down the computer enough to act up again. Trouble codes: P0101 (p1101-), P1101 (p0121-), P0121 (p0172-), P0172.
2008 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L No Start, Stall, VIN: 1C3LC55R68
Thanks everyone that responded, Mr [...] gave me the nudge in the right direction. The flowchart for B218b is kinda wrong, it has us checking the leg of the circuit that goes to occupant restraint. Using Amp clamp, that leg only pulls 3.3 amps max on this ... Trouble codes: P0571 (Brake light switch 1), U0151 (Lost comm w/ occupant restraint module), B218B, U0141 (Lost comm IPM FCM TIPM), U1116 (Lost comm LR tpms).
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2D4FV47V66
Replaced TCM [ used part ] and that corrected the problem. Also reinstalled original PCM. In addition to the replies on IATN, I spoke to a local shop owner who recommended starting with the only trouble code displayed, the P0605, and as long as there is power ... Trouble codes: U0101 (Loss of communication with TCM PCM Module), P0605 (Internal Control Module TCM Module), U0101 (Loss of communication with TCM PCM Module), U0101 (Loss of communication with TCM PCM Module).
2013 Ford F-150 FX4 5.0L Hazards/Interior Lights VIN: 1FTFW1EF4D
Thanks for the suggestions. I had asked the dealer if a 2014 BCM was the same as a 2013 and they said yes but on further checking via VIN numbers turns out the 13 had an early and late build design. Part number of early build is DL3Z-15604A and late build as w...
2009 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Heat VIN: 1J8GN28K69
Thanks so much everyone. Flushed the heater a few more times and got more crap out of it. Flushed cooling system, it was pretty clean anyway. Great heat out of everything! First one I've see at shop. Sounds like there will be more to come. Thank you all, you g...
2013 Volkswagen Tiguan S 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGAV7AX7D
i would like to thank all for the help.i just for fun replaced the cam censor as it shares a ground to the knock sensor. the volts never dropped to .000 afterwards thinking that was the fix took for a test drive. nop. light back on same code although the volta... Trouble codes: P0327.
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