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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Timing Belt VIN: WAUFL54D11
We have Mitchell and Alldata. Both show special tools to change the timing belt. After reading some of the posts here from other mechanics changing this timing belt, I see it's a 50/50 split on using them. I decided to try with out the tools. I pulled all the ...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L brake light failure VIN: WBACD4321W
brake light failure message and check control light comes on after car is warmed up and driven a short distance / replaced all brake light bulbs and swapped out check control unit with a used unit / still have same problem / any insight would be much appreciat...
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GNEK13Z42
Dealer put in 3 fuel pumps, Tahoe will start, idle and run fine till acceleration. Fuel pressure gauge shows on acceleration down to 10&less lbs until you back out, then pressure goes up to spec and runs fine. Press the gas and bam, consistent drops to 10lbs. ...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L oil supply to injectors VIN: 1FDLF47F1T
On start the truck has to spin about 15 sec. to get a start. On scanner it takes that long for it to show pressure at ICP switch. When about 300 psi is reached truck will start. If you plug off oil supply to right side head truck will start on left bank almost...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Dear fellow techs, I have this Windstar that will occasionally illuminute the MIL and store P1537 and 38. The only time customer can bring van in is on Saturday. I don't have a lot of time then to get into detailed diagnosis, but this is what I can tell you: ... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Bank 1 Stuck Open), P1538 (IMRC Bank 2 Stuck Open)
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L hard start VIN: 1FT5S34F6Y
Hello Fellow Tech's, I have a problem a with hard start on a 7.3 litre turbo diesel, hot or cold. If vehicle sits for approx. 10-15 minutes I have an extended crank before vehicle fires. I checked for codes and had several codes appear. I cleared the codes and... Trouble codes: P0562, P1212, P0541, P1670
2000 Kia Sephia LS 1.8L 2-3 flare only when cold VIN: KNAFB1216Y
We have a 2-3 flare only when cold. Stop car go through gears twice and problem disappears. Seems as though fluid needs to warm slightly and then it is perfect. I changed fluid and seems to be slightly better but flare is still there. No tsb's in mitchell that...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM6531W
customer had another mechanic look at car the computor had various codes 1380 1381 1383 po171 po230. i cleared codes & they do not come back on.
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Lacks power VIN: 3VWSF29M8X
Vehicle towed in, customer says it quit while in the mountains. 2 cam followers had collapsed dinged up the cam and bent valves. Replaced bent valves, all new cam followers and a new cam. Replaced the head with new gaskets and test drove. Vehicle runs great, b...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Radio VIN: 3VWVH69M93
Need help from VW folks, Just purchased this vehicle at auction, so have no history. The radio in this vehicle is powered up and displays a staion (88.5 I think), and is not simply in anti-theft mode, but will not play at all, will not respond to any commands ...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBABK7329V
The 5 replies I received were pretty much evenly distributed opinions. Wiper motor (park switch), wiper relay, wiper control module and wiper switch were all represented. Due to the unpredictability of the ocurrence and the necessity for rainfall AND the car b...
1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Surge VIN: 1GEL1155KU
First of all Thanks to all of you guys that replied(12) After a new ISC and tps..and all the adjustments made, we still had a high idle...a few of you guys said the 4.5 can have problems with a worn out distributor. So..we had a used one here...put it in..Car ... Trouble codes: 26 (Shorted Throttle Switch), 30 (Idle Speed Control).
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all replies. The problem turned out to be the ignition coil. Pretty simple, but I still have the engine light on with the P1345. It doesn't seem to be effecting driveability so my buddy isn't going to worry about it right now. Trouble codes: P1345 (CKP/CMP correlation).
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Accessories VIN: 1GNDT13W61
Well we replaced the ignition switch a second time and it seems to have helped. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FMEE71Y9R
Thanks to one and all, especially to the fourteen that repied, the replies varied from fuel pressure regulator, timing chain, distributor, ign module to cracked plugs, MLP sensor, AC voltage. But Tad and Tim from Florida helped tremendously. After recieving a ...
1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1V
Thanks for the input on how to repair this. The crank sensor turned out to be the cause of the problem. After considering the reasoning that the service manual described as to how the cam sensor code sets, (cam sensor code is set if other than one signal is re... Trouble codes: P1345.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L long crank times VIN: 1FTNW21F0X
The customer declined further work on this problem. I recieved numerous replies to what seems to be a real problem with these engines.Thanks for all the help.
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FIRE14W0Y
Thank you for all your help. We ended up running a combination of transmission fluid and water through the engine to clear out the carbon. It ran a lot better after that. We also changed the coil for cylinder #2 which helped out even more. The van then ran wit... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple random misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire).
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3VWSA81H2T
hello all, I am posting my fix today because time on this request has run out. However, this car was released to the customer six days ago and so far there have been good results. Thanks to all who replied, all made good points. One that I particularly fou...
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