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2011 BMW 328i xDrive 3.0L Driveability VIN: WBAPK7G51B
Good day fellow techs. I have a problem child here. This car came to us from another shop. It started with intermittent misfires and had the coils/plugs installed (problem solved). The misfires came back a few months later but no cel. That issue went away ...
2015 Chevrolet Equinox LT 2.4L No Start VIN: 2GNALBEK7F
Did not turn over at first fount a ground unhooked checked fuel presure low with gauge ok. High fuel pressure with scanner goes up to 2100psi. Has spark checked timing twice and the links on the chain all line up. When squirt fuel into the throttle body an...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Vss VIN: 1FTWW33F72
Im hoping I can find some help with this E350. Short history (from what I was told) Van body off a 2006 to a f350 chassis 2001. I dont think any of that has to do with the problem im having though. The van is not shifting correctly. The vss signal at the p...
2015 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L sodl VIN: 1FM5K8D80F
blind spot and cross traffic fault messages intermittently come up. Had multiple communications codes in multiple modules on all 3 CAN lines that would return when cleared after a couple test drives. Blind spot fault coming from sodl system, left radar mod...
2001 Honda Prelude 2.2L Shift Interlock VIN: JHMBB62421
I'll try to keep as brief as possible. Shift interlock releases when key is turned on before even touching the brake pedal. When shifted out of park the interlock engages. Once back in park the interlock will not release again until the key is cycled. Brak...
2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.4L Engine stalls VIN: KM8JU3AG6E
Vehicle came in with Engine locked up. Long block out of stock with no ETA from Hyundai. Ordered new short block and new cylinder head. Assembled Short block with all new gaskets, new oil pump/ balance shaft assembly, oil pan, timing chain, tensioner, guid...
2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L crank, no start VIN: WDDNG71X07
Got a 07 s550 towed into the shop with a crank no start. Scanned with no codes. Car started right up and let run for some time and drove around the block a couple of times. Let sit and tried to start after lunch with a crank no start. No power at fuel pump...
2007 Mercury Milan 3.0L Drive Shaft VIN: 3MEHM01177
The rear support bearing on the rear drive shaft is bad and needs replaced. I can not find anyone that makes the support bearing for this car. They want you to buy the whole shaft. Has any of you come up with a solution for this? Is it worth trying to find...
2010 Mercury Milan 2.5L Hvac VIN: 3MEHM0HA5A
Blend motor always reverts to warm regardless of the temperature control setting. This is a manual system so I don't get much info from scan tool. I can command it with the scan tool but it always switches back to hot on its own. There are no codes. An...
2012 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Air conditioner VIN: 5TDKK3DC0C
Thank you for taking the time to read this. This Toyota had Toyota B1179 Flow Sensor code. We evacuated the system, refilled checked for leaks and everything checked out with that part of the tests. All our testing pointed to the flow sensor, we tried t...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L doesn't shift correc VIN: 1D7HW48PX7
Thanks for all the help! After suggestions to confirm if reverse clutches were not operating properly we confirmed their failure was putting trans into Limp mode. I would have never began to suspect this. Trans was replaced & everything is good. Thanks again f... Trouble codes: P0736.
2008 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L 4wd VIN: 1FTRF14V08
I found that when the problem was occuring, the IWE trying to engage and 4WD light flashing on, that if I stepped on the gas harder the problem would go away. It also seemed to happen more when I was slowing down or turning. That got me thinking it was a wirin...
2013 Lexus GS350 3.5L Starting VIN: JTHBE1BL3D
Ok fixed this one wiring harness coming out of the right side firewall engine compartment 6 inch?s off firewall rats chewed bottom of that harness the red wire with controls shift interlock and start control to ecm . Thanks for the help
2014 Mini Cooper S 2.0L starter VIN: WMWXM7C51E
Thank you for your help. It was the braided ground strap on the driver's side of the vehicle. I grounded the engine to the battery with jumper cables first and the engine started. I had a BMW 328 XI about a month ago that had a similar problem (bad ground s...
2007 Volvo S40 T5 2.5L VVT Cam sprocket VIN: YV1MS68297
Ok, so this one is finally out the door. Most of the suggestions that were given, all very good ones btw, we had already found, done or tried. (I should have put those in the original post, sorry about that. I don't do this much) What I really needed to know...
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