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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5334X
Hello BMW techs, I have a students car that after doing engine intake gaskets repair we now have a car that goes to limp mode after about a 10-15 minute drive.We took care not to drop the throttle body or clean it.Car has good starting,power and idle.When ... Trouble codes: 109 (throttle valve plausibility)
2013 BMW 328i 2.0L No Start VIN: WBA3C1G5XD
Hello. Im in need of some assistance. We have this 2013 bmw 328i that shut off while customer was driving. It was towed into our shop. Cranks but will not start. It occasionally sputters but will not run.I smoked the intake system no vacuum leaks were foun... Trouble codes: CDA90
2010 Chevrolet Express 3500 4.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GB3G2BA2A
We have 2 2010 Chevy express bread vans with the 4.8L engine and both are setting O2 codes primarily for bank 2 sensor 2. We have checked wiring multiple times and replaced sensors with Chevy O.E. sensors from the dealer, and the codes continually reset. C... Trouble codes: P0157 (B2s2 low volt), P0056 (Bb2s2 heater cir), P0060 (B2s2 heater resistor), P0137 (B1s2 low v), P0158 (B2s2 high v), P0161 (B2s2 heater)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L transfer case VIN: 1FTRX08W0X
Initial faults present: P1820, P1828, P1850, P1854, P1858, P1838, P1867. Confirm 4wdHi indicator displayed but is in 2wd mechanically and wont' perform any shifts as commanded. Test and confirm 4wd switch fails - has power & ground to it but resistance val...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L pats VIN: 1FTZR15E51
hi all Im having a tough time understanding what is going on with this ranger. came in before Christmas with b1681 no signal at pats transceiver. Replaced with new and 2 new ford keys programed with autell tool. worked fine until 2 weeks ago. towed in with...
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDDGF4HB0D
We have the posted codes on this post that have returned over time but mainly the code for misfire #4 cylinder always. The engine runs smooth and has great performance. The code is intermittent and the vehicle has been back 3 times for the same issue even ... Trouble codes: P0304 (Combustion misfiring of cylinder 4), P0313 (Combustion misfire with active fuel reserve signal), P61A9
2008 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Crank VIN: WMWMF33568
D'ont find test procedure for theses codes in identifix and prodemand
2009 Mini Cooper S Clubman 1.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMM33589
So I work on LOTS of Mini's but this one is weird. Misfire on cylinder 4, easy enough, new plug and coil. No change. Swap coil with #1, misfire moves to #1. Swap coil with #2 misfire stays on #1! Swap #1 over to #4 miss moves to #4. Swap #3 with #4 stays o... Trouble codes: P0304
2005 Nissan Frontier LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6AD07W45
has an misfire at idle and off idle. checked vacuum steady at 15inhg at idle at 2500 steady at 13. checked catalytic converter temps using thermal imager. rh 582 inlet outlet 415 lh 318 inlet and 400 outlet. using power balance all cylinders cylinder 3 did... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L INC air monitor VIN: WP1AB29P04
My customer has driven the vehicle over 1000 miles since they were notified it needs to complete the secondary air monitor to pass a CA smog test. No change occurred. Vehicle has no stored or pending codes. My customer has since reset the monitors numerous...
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 2.5L Timing chain VIN: 1VWBP7A33C
I have this Passat with a 2.5L engine with what sounds like jumped timing, spins over w/no compression. Customer said they started car, oil pressure warning was on, shut off car & tried to restart, would not restart. It was towed in and sure sounds like it...

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2009 Cadillac DTS 4.6L pan gasket VIN: 1G6KD57Y19
I would like to thank all who replied. We did not reseal the upper crankcase girdle. I am leery of not doing it but the warranty company and the owner both were hesitant. To be honest I was not very excited about doing it either. We did purchase a new 1/...
2013 Mercedes-Benz C250 1.8L Monitor won't reset VIN: WDDGJ4HB5D
I love the IATN! The IATN has saved my ass so many times and I learn along the way and get to help others. I want to thank the people that responded especially Geovonni that first responded. I had three people that I reached out to before posting and one was a...
1983 Other Asian i30 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KMHD251EMD
As suggested to check the timing gear pin. The timing chain marks were spot on with the crank, and with the low kms, no chain jumping was suspected and upon physical examination was confirmed. Yet the scanner reported. Due to the large number of degrees of cra... Trouble codes: P0014 (testing and results).
2009 Pontiac G8 GT 6.0L failed smog - No Com VIN: 6G2EC57Y59
Thank you all for your input! Chris [...] hit the nail on the head, thanks Chris! It was a bad ground on pin 4 - fixed, communicating with OIS and passed smog test. I arraigned a referral to a local Test and repair, spoke to the Tech myself and gave ...
2014 Volkswagen Passat SE 1.8L engine noise VIN: 1VWBT7A31E
This car is fixed. Thanks for the response, it was Stewart?s information that led me to the fix. The oil control valve that threads into the camshaft that was the fix, I took it apart and found a loose piece inside that was blocking the oil passages. The repla...
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