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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBAVB33516
Car was towed in after cutting off while driving. Admittedly hard by clients son. Has good fuel pressure, compression, has continuous injector pulse while cranking, has spark while cranking, has RPM of 250 while cranking. Air mass and MAP sensor readings s...
2013 BMW 328i xDrive 2.0L Unknown VIN: WBA3B3C55D
Got a F30 X drive with a rotational clacking noise at speeds above ~15mph or so that increases in frequency as speed goes up. sounds like front center of vehicle. Goes away under acceleration and braking. Just there while coasting with no load. Thoug...
2010 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6L No Start VIN: 1GNLRHED1A
customer stopped for gas and vehicle would crank no start. Left it for the night came back next day started fine. Hooked up fuel pressure guage and started right up. The fuel gauge varies rapidly from 40-60 psi as engine runs. Is that right?? I thought it ...
2014 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L engine VIN: 1G1PA5SH2E
Vin number not verified on IATN, but its an 1.8 DOHC. Heavy white,blueish smoke from exhaust.smoked engine Replaced valve cover due to leaking PVC valve.Came back on tow truck today same problem. Good compression 125-150 on all cylinders. Runs good. Oil fo...
2013 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1FM5K8D81D
This one came in for a bucking problem mostly around light to moderate cruise around 1500 to 2000 rpm. Runs good otherwise. It feels like a misfire to me or when a TPS is starting to go bad, I dont believe its that because I can get it to do it at higher r... Trouble codes: P013C
2017 Ford Escape SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMCU0G98H
scratching my head here. yesterday on first check had a slight misfire on #2 with IDS on power balance.Have dts's [...] po316. customer wanted coils and plugs replace. this morning now have #3 dead miss.Checked physical spark and compression also ran co... Trouble codes: P0303, P0316
2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 5.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GTP9EED3K
The trucks fuel gauge will intermittently drop to empty, if the truck is restarted the condition goes away. The gas tank is full or near full when the condition does happen. It has codes: P12A2: Fuel pump driver control module enable circuit U0076: Con...
2007 Honda Accord EX 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56897
Car brought in after cust replaced multiple parts with no change. Checked compression and leak down and ok. Checked engine vacuum low. Checked timing and off 1 tooth. Replaced timing set and checked valve clearance no change still low vacuum and misfiring ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, high idle VIN: 5XYZT3LB5J
CEL on customer claims vehicle will not accelerate. This was confirmed car has a low power like VVT system is not operating. Car had been in shop before and had E-CVVT Actuator and Cap replaced. unfortunately the tech that did that work is not here anymore... Trouble codes: P0010
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0CA2980X
hi, need some advice on this one. This car came in with no crank from another shop,door locks and windows inop. The battery tested ok,so i gained access to the starter and jumped it. The starter cranks when jumped. There is no power coming at ignition wire...

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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Windshield wipers VIN: WAUAF68E56
When originally testing for the fault, I checked power at both sides of fuses 36 and 37 with a LED test light. I mistakenly assumed that since the module was communicating, and other functions were working, that I didn't need to properly load test those ci...
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