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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L insp I notification VIN: WAUBG84D3V
Hi All, this A-8 will communicate with our Ross-Tech software in every system but the instrument cluster and no system shows any trouble codes. Since we can not communicate with the cluster, we cannot reset the INSP I indicator. The K wire tests ok from the DL...
1992 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6CD53B7N
After driving more than an hour the car may or may not act up. there has been no change in pattern or frequency during the past year. The car will stall at any speed, if near idle it will die and restart always, if on highway it will drop for 2-5 seconds and t...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L compressor VIN: 1G6KD54Y9W
The a/c compressor comes on with heater request and stays on until you cycle the key on/off, will not shut off w/ any request. Compressor runs but will not build psi- probably cause it has been running so long. I went through the on board procedure for removin...
1995 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Throttle VIN: 1G1YY22P15
Customer complaint, turn the steering wheel all the way to the right and the throttle automatically kicks wide open. Let off the steering wheel alittle and the throttle shuts back down. This only happen on a full right turn. The car has cruise control and the ...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Cuts out, Stall
Engine runs fine for 1.5 to 2 hours, then stalls. The vehicle stalls anywhere from an idle to 70 MPH. Once the engine begins to cut out it is repetitive every 5-10 minutes. The distance covered varies, but the time doesn't. I tested with a known good fuel pum...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L engine VIN: 1CG1C25U2X
Hi! and thanks in advance! We have this vehicle leaking oil from the left front corner of the engine where the front cover/oilpan/block meet. My question is if this is a common area for oil leaks, and is there a common problem that is seen frequently (front co...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1G1JC12442
intermittent dies, will start & die, @ that point but losses fuel gauge,radio,chimes & all idiot lights but still has s.e.s. light, odometer,t/signals,wipers & blower. will not act up for tech, checked for bad grounds & powers-none found,also ckd/replaced ign....
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L 1-2shifts VIN: 3B7HF13Z0W
hello from texas to all trans techs. this one has me scratching my head. this trk was brought to the shop w/no driveabilty trouble but that the trans was making noise from pan a humming noise. so we serviced it. the customer complained about a no shift. i ran ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L ABS Light VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
East coast(cancer) car came in with ABS light on and no speedo. I have replaced both speed sensors and verified the wiring at the computer and CAB to the sensors. I tried a used CAB out of a 2000 but saw no change. The light comes on as soon as the key is turn...
1997 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on, stalls cold VIN: 1FMCU24X0V
This truck came in a week ago and we replaced the o2 sensors and put some fuel injector cleaner in the tank, cleared the codes(172&175). This was a customer diagnosis so we did not do any diagnostic work then. This week the truck is back in with the same cod... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1991 Honda Civic 1.5L no power VIN: JHMED6408M
The timing on this vehicle doesn't change when bypassing the connector with shorting bar, doesn't visually go to basic timing, still advances when accelerating engine. Timing belt alignment and all other related settings seem dead on. Is there a problem with b...
1996 Hyundai Elantra 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: KMHJF24M9T
On accel the car acts like it is running out of gas, cuts out then goes again, fuel psi ok, maf reading seems ok but obd2 generic is not real time and readings are slow. Any ideas appreciated. thanks.
1993 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Fuel Inectors inoperative VIN: 1G2HX53L33
Vehicle runs for approx. 2 seconds. It has good fuel pressure, spark to plugs, but no negative triggering of the fuel injectors when problem exist. Dealer said it could be the ecm. Replaced but the problem is the same. Checked archives and others indicated it ...
2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDY32TXY
retested system and vsv is functionoing properly and 30 days later the mil came back on with po the vsp in the tank defective. does anyone have a fix with the same i need to smoke the system? or pull the tank? the canister is above the tank. ... Trouble codes: P0440
1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YV1J58701P
the car will start with rolling idle but sometimes clear up. the reason why im asking for help is info is limited and dealers are not assisting. engine cold car runs great the hotter it gets the worse it gets. it breaks up under a load 2000 rpm it seems as if ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 Acura TL 3.2L Heater VIN: JH4UA364XV
Thanks to all replies. As some asked the car never did over heat at idle,this is why I did not suspect the water pump as many suggested.Water valve was also a common response but as I stated inlet hose to the heater core was hot at all times,which is after val...
1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1G6CD5334L
thank you michael,angel,craig, and jaun. and thank you iATN. what are the odd's after reinstalling orig parts i noticed on a later visual check, as well as resistance check of the pickup coil, that the orig coil had an int open ckt. (set coil on top of another...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L lacks power VIN: 1GNDT13W2T
This one has stalled due to lack of funding.There seems to be a problem with the cam and crank sesor correlation.Owner stripped crank bolt when he installed the motor maybe that had something to due with the rattling up front???The next plan of action will be ...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L compression VIN: 1GNDT13W4W
Thanks to everybody that replied. What finally solved this problem was a new set of lifters. A few of you told me to drain the oil and crank the motor and let sit then repeat. This worked a little but did not solve problem. Once I got the lifters out of the en...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GKEL19W2X
This one is supposed to be back but I haven't seen him yet so I will close with some info. It doesn't seem to matter if the cam timing is out 11 degrees. I had another one in for something else, and it was out the same amount, yet ran perfectly without any mis...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMD43X1RU
Sorry for the late responce on this problem was intermittent enough that I wanted to be sure then I got busy with soccer tourneys and forgot it was still not closed. Some suggestions were reset baro reading was done when mass. was replaced,ck. for vac leaks wa...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMFU18L6V
well this fix was pcv hose was raptured. replaced pcv hose and pcv. all is well fine thanks for help. appreciated. Trouble codes: P1131, P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (testing and results).
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
Hi, thanks to all 11 persons who took the the time to read my post and replied. its been 7 days now and the vehicle is okay, no mil. i had not stated in my post that i had indeed removed the VMV on left wheel arch and cleaned that, well that was the fix and i ... Trouble codes: P0455.
1997 Infiniti QX4 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRAR05Y1V
Thanks to all that responded. The sensor had pellits in it too. I overlooked it because I thought only the valves between the canister and intake would be effected (sucking the pellits up). The sensor can get pellits caught in it even though there is no 'flow'...
1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L No Start VIN: EB9307HF04
Mamy thanks to all that replyied, maimly Rick [...] and Wrench 4 hire. We found that the camshaft was broken after # 4 cyl cam lobes. we are waiting for the camshaft. all of the other parts for the front of the engine seems to be there. then the camshaft comes ...
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA57E3N
Thanks for the replies, most said there was no way to get codes without being a mercedes technician, but I found a kind hearted mercedes man who shared the info that there is a button under hood near computer block, with a led that flashes single digit codes, ...
1971 Oldsmobile 442 455CID Mechanical
Thanks for everyone's help. It's good to know that there are people out there willing to help when help is needed. Thanks again!!!
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: SXA10-0159
Hi all, First, thanks to the 10 people who replied. My information was wrong on this, the engine does not need to come out. It is a difficult belt to do, the procedure is as follows. Remove - Alternator. Power Steering bottle and release pipes. ABS Modul...
1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWB81H8V
I would like to thank for the help in fixing this car.I checked for vacuum at the pump and it had it.I replaced the Leak Detection Pump and it seems to have fixed the problem.All the readiness codes have set so I can Inspect it.Special thanks to Mike for expla... Trouble codes: P1476 (EVAP Emissiom Control LDP circ Malfunction/insufficient Vacuum).
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