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1997 Audi A4 2.8L thermostat VIN: WAUEA88D9V
Hello all, Customer complaint of overheating- gauge would read full scale after several minutes of operation. Verified same, lower hose cool while upper hose hot. Replaced the thermostat, backfilled and bled the system at one of the heater hoses at the cowl. N...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L fan blade VIN: WBAAA1310L
Car came in 3 weeks ago with a destroyed radiator and the fan clutch was attached to a hub covered with fan blad nubs. The clutch had disintegrated at the bearing race and the whole mess was imbedded into the radiator core. All mentioned parts were renewed. No...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L gauge cluster VIN: WBACD4328V
The gauges go dead intermittently while driving and now it has added an audible beep. I have only experienced it once while test driving it. It loses speedo, tack , fuel gauges etc. The car doesn't die or anything. Once you realize what is happening, it goes b...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L vehicle speed sensor VIN: WBAFB3356Y
ABS activates at low speeds when turning. Scanned system & got code P0500 Alldata & Shopkey offer no information on diagnosing this code. Thanks in advance Mike
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Drivetrain VIN: 1G4GD2214V
Hello guy`s I have this 97 riviera that I got from a local body shop that could not get it. They tell me it was dropped off the lift at a tire store. when vehicle hits 65mph the steering wheel shakes violently. does not change when foot is let off gas until ve...
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1991 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Electronic VIN: 1G6CD53BOM
Hey guys I need some help with this one. The car first came in with multiple drivabilty problems. I found the pcm to be bad. Replaced pcm and to the vehicle on a test drive. The SES light came on while crusing down the highway. Chk codes and found E039 VCC Pro...
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1990 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L tachometer VIN: 1G1FP33E2L
engine at idle tach reads 2200rpm book talks of inline filter /buffer cannot find
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1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1G1YZ23J0M
this vehicle came in with a bottom end noise . this is the lt 5 engine . the machine shop rebuilt the engine . the engine was reinstalled & started . ran ok through idle procedure then test driven . ran ok driving for 2 hrs at 55 mph but at idle a slight miss ...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L int lights and door locks VIN: 1GKEC13R9X
if we pull the battery and lights mega fuse out of the under hood fuse block the short go's away.
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1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Front Brakes VIN: 1G1JC1249X
Hey All, This chevy has me... It will apply the rear brakes the most when braking, the rear end dips bad. On the rack when pushing the brake pedal all wheels will stop. I have loosened the rear adjusters. Rebled the system. Cleaned and lubed the front caliper...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L temp gauge,elec cooling fans VIN: 1S3BJ6331R
Hello, I have an intermittant problem with the temp gauge and electric cooling fans. They work sometime and then they quit working. The cooling fans will stay running when the car is shut off. I have tried a coolant temp sensor and a computer with no luck. I a...
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2002 Chevrolet Venture 3.4L Cooling fans VIN: 1GNDU03E02
Cooling fans will not operate unless comanded on with scan tool. Fans will blow at high and low speeds (only with scan tool) I tested ECT, tested ok, ECT got to about 250F and fans never came on. I am thinking I might have a problem with the PCM but not sure a...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GCHC29133
this truck came in with alot of white smoke at idle. truck runs great and is not using any oil. we think we have a injector or pump problem. but to remove injectors is about a 7 hour job. we can not see any leaks at turbo. is there anything we need to check be...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, high idle VIN: 3C3EL45HOV
This car was in another shop for over a month without finding the problem so it was brought to me. Lucky me. It's a 1997 Chrysler Sebring convertable, 2.5L automatic with all the toys. When I got the car it would idle at 2000 rpm. and then just quit. Checked t... Trouble codes: 505 (iac circuit)
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L battery VIN: 1C3EJ56HXV
Hi guys, this vehicle has had the battery going dead overnight. A shop sent it to me after they had replaced the battery and alternator. I got this car at the end of the day yesterday and just drove it into the shop and checked alternator output, 14v dc and le...
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1993 Dodge Spirit High Line 3.0L engine VIN: 1B3XA4636P
Hi group. this dodge is blowing blue smoke only after it warms up (runs for about 30 min.) the engine runs strong and the compression is ok. I know that these heads are known for valve seals but I need a little more info of the posibility of ring (bottom end) ...
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1995 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1B7JF26Z35
Good Morning to all: This one has me stumpped, the truck has an idle surge only when cold and in gear, we have replaced the idle control motor, tbi base gasket and have performed a throttle body service, no check engine light present and even worse the proble...
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1996 Dodge B3500 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B5WB35Z5T
installed a new fuel pump for a no start. two weeks later van would not start. p0505 (iac circuit short) has new iac motor. tests lead me to a computer, replaced and has same problem. i can start and run the van holding the gas pedal. scan tool will not operat... Trouble codes: P0505
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L extended crank time VIN: 3B7KF22D1W
This diesel truck has an extended crank time sometimes worse than others, but very noticeable. The problem is hot or cold. We checked & changed fuel filter , idle speed is set at 800 rpm. The truck seems to start ok if you open the throttle a bit. We don't wor...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L electrical VIN: 2B4GP44G3Y
OK Chrysler gurus here is one for you. Customer was driving down the road and van shut off in front of our shop. Van would not turn over,none of the guages work,windows and radio don't work. No power for ign powered fuses. Checked ign switch,no power on red fe...
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Reverse VIN: 1FTEF14H2P
Problem still exist with the new engine. Normally will do this after it is operating temperature. Put in reverse sometimes is fine, but when warm or if I idle it up some, feels like engine struggles and there is a heavy load on the engine usally in reverse onl...
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1994 Ford MOTOR HOME 7.4L no shift to 3rd or 4th gear VIN: BFCMF53G6R
This motor home runs great, takes off normal, shifts to 2nd and then when it goes to 3rd, it goes to neutral, and will not ever go to 3 or 4...the fluid looked good, with no material in the pan...my scanner doesn't seem to tell me anything, someone please give...
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Hi group this vehicle has a miss under load, with the codes listed above, we did see the buliten on the mass air flow problems and we cleaned it. It continues to act up. We checked the mass air flow with the snap on vantage the reading went up stady,under load... Trouble codes: 176 (koeo keep alive o2 sensor lean bank 2), 136 (koer 02 sensor lean bank 2)
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP6530S
I inherited this car from another shop that had installed a used transmission. Customer stated that intermettently the trans would stutter shift. The sysmtoms are the same as they were with the original trans. I have retrieved code# 461 (RPM/VSS Reached Limit)... Trouble codes: 461 (RPM/VSS Limit Reached)
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723W
no body has ever felt any type of misfire or heisatation.It only seems to happen in cool ambeint weather. There does not seem to be any ryme or reason for doing it. Trouble codes: P0306
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
This Expedition came to me 2 months ago with a P0455. At that time I located and replaced a faulty vapor management valve. It was fine for 2300 miles, then last week the light came back on with a P0455 again. I tested it with a smoke machine and it holds press... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51U3W
We have this Winstar that is driving us crazy! The car came in with a hard starting problem when cold. We determined that the fuel pump was bad. (slow coming up to pressure and bleeding back into tank). After the replacement, the vehicle will stall once in awh...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21E3X
hello heres one for the ford diesel techs- we dont do any diesel work here but were wanting to learn. ok heres what we have- the truck was a theft recovery and now we have it because it is hard to start like a long crank time. when it does finally try to start...
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1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on
i have this van in the shop, for a check engine light on i have this one code 1309 misfire monitor failure, i went through alldata and mitchell and did all the charts, i ended up replacing the cam sensor i have the tool to set it up and everything went easy ... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor circut bank 1), 1309 (misfire monitor failure)
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L abs actuation VIN: 1FAFP55U1Y
Hi folks, heh were have this car in and customers complaint is coming to a slow stop that pedal is dropping and sometimes ABS is coming on. Right before the complete stop. no fluid contamination. Test drove and verified complaint. pedal will drop right before ...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L Misfire VIN: 3GKFK16R3X
We have been working on this truck trying to correct this very intermittant misfire code that rears its ugly head every couple of months.The hard part is trying to duplicate the problem...it only occurs when climbing a long {1-2 mile } very steep uphill grade{... Trouble codes: 0307 (7 cylinder misfire), 0300 (random/multiple cylinder misfire)
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2000 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 7.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK39JOY
lt fuel trim b2 -18 at cruise, -9 at idle. b1 also neg. readings. have been on tech hot line and only one reading seems suspect. maf is 2700hz at idle (gm spect is2000, vantage spec is 2300. at 2500 rpm, 4700hz, spec is 4200hz. have tried reman maf and reads s... Trouble codes: P0175
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L noise VIN: 1GTHC29161
what is wastegate pressure on the wastegate hose
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L fan VIN: 1HGCG6680Y
New customer vechile over heating and check engine light on coolent was only mixing in the oil pan,not in the rad.Remove head send to mechine shop,head was warp 6000 of a inch not crack ask the mechine shop what they think the problem was He said the leaking i...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58SXR
Hey guys, I have a real quick question. I HAVE checked the knowledge base and have read a couple of similar problems and I do think I'm headed in the right direction with this car. The problem is that when its cold (overnight cold soak) it wont start. Installi...
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1996 Kia Sportage 2.0L Hard Start VIN: KNDJA7238T
Vehicle was towed due to vehicle stalled at highway speeds and would not restart. Timing belt broken. Replaced timing belt and coolant temperature sensor with connector due to corrosion. Vehicle starts good cold but will turn over 15-20 times before it will st...
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1988 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L No Start VIN: JM1GD222OJ
Car came in on the hook, died while driving down the highway. Basic checks all came back good for fuel pressure, spark and compression. Red brick spit out airflow meter code so checked with DVOM. Since this is a vane style meter I popped the airbox lid and bac... Trouble codes: 08 (airflow meter problem)
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1YVGE22B1P
Hello Iatn Group I have a 2.5L V6, that is very noisy on cold startups. It sounds like a mechanical noise, but it goes away if u rev it up past 2500rpm, or when the engine reaches full operating temperature. It's definately not a lifter noise, it's more simil...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBCA39D5J
First time requesting info. This car has sat for approx. one year and now the owner has towed it in to get it running. It ran good before sitting and now no-start. The engine will start and run for 5-30 seconds and then die. It is running out of fuel, if fuel ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L wipers, radio, VIN: WDBJF20F1T
i have 2 problems with this mercedes that are both electrical, but i believe unrelated to one another. 1st, the wipers, radio, and i think the headlights and climate control have an occasional delay before they will work after starting the vehicle. i have look...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D8S
This one has us beating our heads against the wall. This Nissan came in with a no start condition less than 4000 miles after a trans rebuild. Customer had at first hard starting, then no starting, but would start when pushed. Scaning resulted in no codes initi... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Hesitation VIN: JN1CA31DSY
hesitates upon hard acceleration and has lack of power. Normal acceleration is fine. Seems like fuel or exhaust restriction. System has no fuel filter just a screen on bottom of pump. A new Nissan pump has been installed and exhaust checked in front of both co...
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1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS 3.4L Misfire VIN: 1G3NF52E6X
Has anyone else had a problem with injectors sticking on a 3.4 engine. We have replaced all the injectors at least once and some twice. Intermittantly an injector will stick and not pass any fuel. If you tap on the base of the injector it will function normall... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire detected)
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1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L park lights flashing VIN: 1G3GR62CXX
I have an Olds Aurora that has the exterior parking lights flashing off and on when car is parked. When car is running all lights operate normaly. The lamp control module has been replaced and the condition persists althought they do not flash as regularly. I ...
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1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L magnasteer sys. VIN: 1G2HX52K7T
Complaint was powre strg. gets tight at slow speeds, feels normal going down the road.No trouble codes in EBCM (control for this magna-steer sys is in the ABS module). Ran the test procedures in shopkey and this leads to bad EBCM. The ABS system does work, but...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Trans slip VIN: 1G2NE12T0V
When we got this car it would set a slip code P1870 after 5 miles or less at interstate speeds. We replaced the TQ converter, a solenoid GM # 2402614, and installed a Transco no slip kit # [...]. After 2 test drives of 30 miles or more there were no more c...
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1987 Saab 900 S 2.0L r&r of trans VIN: YS3AS46D9H
is it possible to remove this automatic transmission without removing the motor? i have had conflicting info on this has anyone out there been succesful in removing the transmission from the bottom of this automobile?
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1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L stays in first VIN: 1G8ZH5288T
this vehicle will shift normally for the first few miles then start down shifting until I only have first gear. The mil will come on and have the three codes above (no first, second or third gear) If I reset the computer it will shift normally again for a shor...
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1998 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH5289W
car came in with cel on.p0133 stored.found bank 1 sensor 1 mv at 0 (all the time,open or closed loop)tried new 02 sensor no change.checked ground at back of block was ok.ohmed 02 wire (pin c14 at pcm)ok at .6ohms.same for tan (c13)wire also at .6ohms.tried kno... Trouble codes: P0133
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2002 Saturn LW300 3.0L battery light stays on
battery not charging replaced alternator and battery.if i activate the alternator with a positive wire it will charge untill the car is shut off.sometimes if you start right up it will charge other times it wont.as long as you dont turn it off it will keep cha...
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1993 Toyota T100 3.0L Engine replace VIN: JT4V20C9P0
I an putting a rebuilt engine in this 3VZE 3.0L 5spd 4WD T100. The manual says to pull engine and trans together. Looks awfull long with the transfer case on it. What do you techs do? Leave the trans in the truck, or pull the whole thing. Never been here befor...
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1993 Toyota Previa DX 2.4L Mechanical VIN: JT3AC12RXN
after we overhaul the engine for about half a year.the NO.3 piston was burned.the No.2 ring was install upside down. I want to why the piston burned .thanks
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Transaxle/engine VIN: 4T1BG22K6W
This vehicle has a strange vibration/shake in gear at/or around 55 mph. The problem does not exist when the engine is at a high idle in park or neutral. It has to be in gear with the drivetrain in action. We have replaced the original axles. They had some sign...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on, po401 VIN: 4T1BG22K4W
toyota techs and all members,this camary is killing me.car came in with ck engine light on,code po401 low flow,replaced modultar and vsv valve,code returned,when i apply vacuum to valve it stalls ungine,ck vac at valve while comanding vsv on i get about 15" of... Trouble codes: P0401
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L No communication VIN: 4T1BG22K8X
This Camry was driven into the lake last week during a heavy rain storm. The guy made a right at the boat ramp instead of a left and bloop...in he went. It was in the lake for 12 hours. Now I have it and after doing all the necessary tests and cleaning of the ...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRA81H1S
Vehicle back in this week with poor idle and codes were set for idle adaption at limit and cam position sensor open/short to ground. When it is started cold it runs perfect. Idles at 840rpm and 890rpm w/ A/C on. After 5 minutes it idles poorly-about 800rpm & 6... Trouble codes: 00533 (idle adaptation-limit exceeded), 00515 (cam position sensor-short/open)
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Lack of Power/Turbo VIN: WVWMA63B3W
Greetings, This is the wife's car bought a while back thru the auction as a bank repo. It is a really good reliable car and she LOVES it but i rarely drive it and when i do i always say it lacks in power. I decided to look into it, it has no codes and runs fin...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Limp-in ?? VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
Hello to all Beetle techs and thanks in advance. This little car is stuck in 2nd gear and reverse. ( limp-in??) It haas a code P0753 (Snap-On) that I cross to a code 0258 (VW) for shift solenoid 1 circuit fault. I am not a VW guy and am using "basic trans know...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29MXY
car here from car lot. tested o2 senors seem ok oil clean no vacum leaks detected. anyone know of a comon point of failure to cause this code. Trouble codes: P1128
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow plugs VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
Hi lads I have this Jetta that throws P0380 code all the time. The VAG code is 16764. I have not yet spent alot of time with the car as the customer has never complained of hard starting, even in the Mass. winters. When the car is here, glow plug voltage is a...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Unknown VIN: WAUFL54DOY
Hi Group: I sat in car with the radio out & Stethoscope in hand...I sat in car & waited with the car idling...Found footwell flap actuator making the noise. Decided to unplug it & let the customer take it for a week...NO MORE CLICKING...Ordered the part # 4D...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L oil leaks VIN: 3G5DB03E32
replaced timing cover gasket, front crank seal, and oil pan gasket. this cured the oil leak, was leaking in the corner where the pan and the cover meet.
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1989 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1G6CD515XK
After removing the head bolt we found that the block did have a hole rot through it. It was so perfectly round that it looked like it might have had a plug in it. Thanks for the replies, Tom.
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1999 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Starting VIN: 1G6KE54Y0X
After not getting that many responses we decided to pull the steering wheel off and confirmed what we had suspected but where not sure because of the overheat. The 2 small wires were ripped off the cylinder lock. Have new assembly coming today and we should be...
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1964 Chevrolet CORVETTE 327CID removal VIN: 400837S100
The Crvette is finished without a hitch. I would like to thank all the people who replied. I who like to send a special thanks to Klaus [...] for sending procedure picture of the procedure from a motor manual
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WL54TOL
the owner decided not to go any further on this repair.i was prety sure that he had a injector problem. thanks for all the help
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TOY
thanks to all who replied, i did replace the evap vent sol with an updated one thru gm , i have not been able to get him back in due to farming season , when he comes in and i get more info i will past an update Trouble codes: P0446.
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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14H0J
Thank you all for your help. Many have asked to check the TPS. Item looked great on scope and voltmeter, so we passed it off as it not the problem. After beating our heads some more, with many help ideas!! We replaced the TPS and problem solved!! Still don't k...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2ATDX18W5V
found problem to be a severly clogged fuel system and intake valve deposits. after reading some of the replies and talking to ford I discovered that this is a wide spread problem on the west coast. the fix for this truck was a very agressive cleaning of the fu...
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L chime control VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
thanks to all the help, found open circuit in the led lamp of the passenger air bag disable switch; replaced switch, good to go! thanks again, kevin
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2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR1OU91
ok guys this on is out the door or should i say down the road being i am a mobile automotive service. i wanted to wait a little to make sure it was fixed due to the manner it was fixed. 2 weeks before the rich condition creeped up. i had miss fire codes in the... Trouble codes: P0102, P1504 (pending code mfr controlled veh.spdidle), P0113.
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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L master cyclinder VIN: 1GKEC16T33
thanks to all who assisted me solving my problem with the brakes. I tried additional bleeding of the entire system, clamped of brakes lines with little improvement. I decided to go with the ABS unit and it firmed up the pedal right away! Thanks again for eve...
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1995 Honda Passport EX 3.2L Doors VIN: 456CY58V25
Well, I was eventually able to force the doors open by repeatedly banging myself into the doors from the inside (ouch). I found the latches were rusted and stuck. Luckily, I didn't have to cut or break anything. Thanks for the replies.
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2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1651Y
Mil went on next day. As soon as She can tie the car up for a day,I will send it to afriend who has asmoke machine and check for leaks. Trouble codes: P1457.
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Steering VIN: 1HGES15512
well, we found it. after gathering pictures from honda and other ideas for suspension and steering tests from you fellas, we disconnected outer tie rods from struts, reinstalled tires, and set vehicle back down. turning steering wheel, we were still able to pr...
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1995 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L water pump gaskets VIN: 4KLB4B1A9S
Well Here is a case of not looking far enough. After removing the fan clutch and the water pump (mind you this tech did this exact same job 3 months ago)We found that the fan clutch ( which was installed by a shop in Oklahoma City last year about 2-3 months af...
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2000 Isuzu Amigo S 3.2L Head lights VIN: 4S2CM57W5Y
Hello all, sorry for my tardiness in following up. The day I started to recieve feedback the customer had to have the car back and has not returned. I manipulated the harness under the dash and near the fuse/relay box and it didn't fail while it was here. I su...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L Stall VIN: JACDS58X62
well i replaced the crank sensor and the customer has drivin the vehicle for a week and it has'nt hicupped. thanks to marty [...] for the help.
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery VIN: SAJDAO1C1Y
Hello, The car is a 2000, not a 2003,I made the major mistake of NOT checking the year of the vehicle vs the year on the work order. There is a TSB for the 2000 Jag S type, but the headline as it comes up on alldata states: intermittent loss of permanent power...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J8GK58K52
I got three replies, all from appeareantly dealer techs, one of whom owned one of these vehicles himself. It seems the whole EVAP system on the Jeep Liberty (and late '90's, early '00's from Chrysler/Daimler in general) have a somewhat (especially if you don't... Trouble codes: P0455 (Gross large EVAP leak in evaporative emission system).
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV1245W
Thank you for all the great replies i received.Everbody led me in the same direction,either the pump was not building enough pressure to turn it self off or the pressure switch was stuck and it was keeping the pump running.The fix is the same in both cases bec...
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1979 Lincoln TOWN CAR 400CID vacuum diagram VIN: F9Y8156325
water got in to the vacume pod at the left kick panel and caroded the capastor replace the capator good as new many thanks to all
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1999 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L head gasket VIN: JM1BJ2227X
removed cyl. head sent to machine shop no cracks where found, did light resuface and replaced head gasket. t stat was broken again (factory) so replaced. also replaced radiator as a precaution. took old one apart and didn't see any plugging. both fans operatio...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WDBCA35E6M
This one is fixed. I received two responses and both stated the noise is somewhat normal. I also thought it was normal until I started driving the vehicle more. I began to notice reverse gear was not working again. I removed transmission and inspected reverse ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA34EIS
Customer declined a new ASR module. It left running poorly while cold; about 2 minutes now that the weather has warmed. Regards,
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA323ES
well guy, sorry it took a while to get back to you, but i had a little surprize that came early, a baby boy. now back to the mbz, it turned out that the customer would not autherize for anymore repair so the car left, but thank you to who responded, great idea... Trouble codes: 022 (ea or cc in limp-home mode), 014 (tpm controller fault), 009 (tpm controller fault), 182 (fuel cut-off).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82H7X
Thank you Techs, One and ALL, It seems as though the Snap-On MT2500 will only read ONE bank of the system (bank 1) and rather than saying something helpful like NO DATA, it Gives a numeric value which is inclined to make you think something (wrong) is going ... Trouble codes: P0173 (Self Adaptation at Limit N3/10 Left).
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2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L tcc VIN: 1MEFM55S53
I got allot of great replies on this one. most said there may be a problem with the pump drive shaft, adn or torque converter. some said to perform a service with a fluid that has good anti slip additives. I really wanted to know what the problem was rather th...
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1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AK44Y7S
After receiving several replies about about possible cam dowel pins, crank thrust bearings, and possible other hardware problems, I pulled off timing cover and inspected everything. When we replaced the timing belt the first time we replaced all pulleys and be... Trouble codes: 11 (timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more).
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1997 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.5L radio VIN: JA4MR41R7Z
Thanks for all the help. The fix for this vehicle was to retrieve the serial number from the back of the radio and call Mitsubishi for the code number. Theft deterrant is not affilliated with radio security code.
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1993 Nissan 300ZX 2+2 3.0L dumping fuel VIN: JN1RZ27H1P
the O-rings were indeed the problem. the incorrect lower O-rings the dealer sent me first (part #16618-10V00) fit near the pintle end of the injector, kind of like a GM multi-port injector. the correct O-rings go just below the screen further up on the injecto...
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D1S
Well now this ones running. Sorry it took so long for the responce, The fix in this case was indeed seperating the trans and engine to clean corrosion from the surfaces. Pos count on scanner now is 180, and alls well. I would like to thank Bobby [...] and al... Trouble codes: P1335.
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L presure control solenoid VIN: 1G3GR62C0S
we checked the pin tension @ trans the pc sol pin was streched out, replaced it and no more ses. thanks for all the help.
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L speedometer VIN: WP0EB0913H
Hi Guys, thanks for the help even though it was a bit scarce on technical details. Here is how we proceeded with repairs. I called one of my customers who also owns a 87' Porsche 911 and asked for his help. He has left his Carrera with us to serve as wiring di...
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1991 Saab 900 S 2.1L abs light VIN: YS3AK36E3M
I had 2 replies that explained how to pull codes on these early Saab ABS systems. There is a 2 pin test connector next to the ABS control unit under the rear seat. You can either jump the blue wire to the black or just jump the blue to any ground. Turn the key...
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1997 Suzuki Sidekick JX Sport 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TD21V9V
I'm calling this one a fix. I haven't seen it back yet. I blew out the passages when I had it in and they seemed clear although I may have cleared them when blowing through. It seems restricted EGR passages are fairly common. I did get some interesting informa... Trouble codes: P0400 (EGR flow malfunction), P0751 (1 shift solenoid performance).
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1996 Toyota Tercel DX 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2AC52L3T
Well it has been a week since I replaced the cat, with another aftermarket cat, and moved the O2 sensor from its original location, to the hole in the cat, and I have not heard back from the customer yet. I am going to call this a fix. Most replies said to onl... Trouble codes: P0420.
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1996 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: JT3GP10V5T
We fixed the vehicle! The rav4 would not start and we found a open in in the crank sensor harness. we repaired the harness and all is ok. simple repair but when it was an intermittent problem it would not reveal itself.
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Unknown VIN: 4T1BG22K9Y
I want to thank the techs that took the time to email me on this problem on the Toy. The fix was rather simple, after it was told to me on how to fix it. The tech that hit the correct answer only give his name as Mike. Well we just lubed the cables going to th...
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2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7L tire pressure sensor VIN: JTEBU17R64
I would like to thank everyone that responding to my post. The customer finally was able to take the vehicle to the dealer. They dismounted the tire, took the number off it and programmed the computer. She also said that the dealer recommended that the spare t...
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