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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Safety VIN: LFVBA28E14
We need to replace the cluster of this 2004 Audi A4 1.8T.The part number of the old cluster is 8E0 920 900 N.But the parts store sent us a 8E0 920 900 LX.Someone said the 8E0 920 900 LX is a new version one and can be used to sustitute 8E0 920 900 N.Is that ri...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L all shifts VIN: WBAHD6328S
hey bmw and trans guys, i need some help with this one. i have this bmw that came in for a bunch of repairs. one complain was it shifts hard.. i sublet the trans problem out and they told me it needed a rebuild and shift selinods. customer oked repair and it w...
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1996 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G4WB52K6T
Hello fellow GM techs. I have this car that came into my shop yesterday with the SES and miss. Scan test found random misfire on #5 cylinder. Tested firng and does miss on #5. Test injectors with both amp tester and balance tested injectors-good, tested spark ... Trouble codes: P0300
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1999 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1G4CW5ZK4X
Hello all, Working on this Buick with dual zone control. It is now cold out here in Indiana and our customer is concerned about his climate control system. He was also in over the summer with a concern about the system just not maintaining the proper temp and ...
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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K22
P0137 and P440 set vary rarely.( 3 times in 14,000m) Replacement fuel cap seems to stop P0440 from re-occuring. P0137 sets usually after 2-4 hours of highway speed running. It will set at 85mph or 62 mph randomly. Code set will clear out after 1 week of in tow... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 sensor low bank 1 sensor 2), P0440 (Evap Emission Fault)
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2002 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L transmission VIN: 1G4CU54182
Hissing type noise on acceleration, only in gear, at 2000 rpm and up. Can duplicate noise in service bay by Power braking vehicle. Will make noise in reverse or drive. Almost sounds like exhaust noise. We smoke tested exhaust system and found no exhaust leak(s...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L thermostat VIN: 3G5DA03E02
I've got a rendezvous with a problem, if you'll pardon the pun! I'm sure someone out there knows the best way to replace a thermostat on this 3.4l. We're doing a maintenance cooling system flush, remove t'stat, flush with compressed air and water, then install...
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L steeriing wheel VIN: 1G6KD54Y2X
hello again we have this cadillac that has a shake in the steering wheel only when you turn to the right we replaced both inner and outer tie rod ens on both sides and both cv axles we checked the motor mounts we removed the serpentine belt so the power steeri...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GNFK16K9R
hi techs. this problem started a month ago and is getting worse. you can ease away from a stop no problem, but anything above half throttle and it falls on its face. back out of the throttle and it comes right back. this happens at any speed. if you keep the t...
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1997 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L run's hot VIN: 1G1JC5243V
the problem is this car is running hoter then normal, fans will kick in at about 225f 3/4 of the gage range, the circuit seems to be in good shape because if i disconect the e.c.t fans will kick in right away, its like the computer does'nt have the correct cal...
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1997 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W1V
The customer brought this vehicle in complaining of lack of power and surging with MIL on. Before test drive scanned code and found P0101 (a mass air flow code). During test drive found surge, hanging in gear unless lifting off accelerator. Unable to accelerat... Trouble codes: P0101, P1406
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L fuel gauge VIN: 1GCCT19W5X
Fuel Gauge intermittently reads correctly than drops to empty. Monitored Fuel level never changes and is correct. Displayed Fuel Level follows gauge.
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13W9Y
New poster here,hope I,m following the rules. This s10 has blown these fuses twice,20amp,o2 heater circuit and the 15 amp ecm1,leaving customer stranded both times. We ran resistance and voltage checks on the o2s and they were within specs.Cold start,amp draw... Trouble codes: 135 (o2 sensor heater circuitbank1 sensor 1), 147 (o2 sensor heater circuit bank1sensor 3), 155 (o2 sensor heater circuitbank2sensor1)
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1241Y
Vehicle died when going down the road. Checked for codes [...] p0336 were found. Check pattern with lab scope on both sensers found ok. Check 7x signal found hash on bottom line also random signals only making it to 2.5 volts should be 5v. Replaced crank an... Trouble codes: P0336, P0340
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2001 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ipc VIN: 1G1ND52J41
I can not make the temp gauge work for the engine. I looked at alldata schematic and coolant sensor/switch is the same. I replaced IPC with know good IPC no change.On scanner coolant temp is normal for for colant temp senor for computer but gauge in dash does ...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Starting system VIN: 1G1ND52J82
This car has no start condition, it happens every week or two. The problem has not happen in the shop. It has no trouble codes. The customer says she leaves it set for 10 minutes and it starts right up. She has tryed a different key and it still will not start...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L Extended cranking VIN: 2G1WH55K72
Hi Group, I have this Impala with customer complaint of intermittent extended crank. Before I even had the car in the shop , I figured fuel presure regulator. Well I've checked till I'm blue in the face. I've never seen any fuel and pressure doesn't bleed off ...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23DX6
A customer just bought this truck and filled it up with GAS instead of diesal. It ran for 5 miles and died. We drained the system and refilled it with diesal. It runs good, but, will there be any problems in the future (long or short term) from this mistake. ...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.2L Cylinder #2 VIN: 2C3HD46J6W
This car has come in with a miss and sounds like the spark plug is missing. What has happened is that combustion gas has blown by the spark plug and burned the boot and bottom of the coil pac. The first time the porcalean would move up and down in the metal ja...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L drive saft VIN: 1C4GT54L3X
OK guys, I have a Chysler Town & Country AWD that has a droning noise from the rear... between 40 to 60 mph is when it is noticable... Have checked rear diff fluid is clean and clear and no damage to axles. Right Rear makes more noise that left but only under ...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2C8GT54L52
The customer complained of the head lights and dash lights started flashing for 20 seconds and then went off, The engine is running properly and the lights are working properly now. There are no diagnostic codes present but in history there are notes: TCM me...
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1996 Dodge Caravan ES 3.3L No Start, blows fuze VIN: 1L0552L521
Hello, The 25 amp fuze in the fuze box under the hood labeled low pressure blows right after starting the engine. If I remove the low pressure relay next to the fuze which works the c&g and ignition and crank the engine it will not blow. It seems like somethin...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7HF13Z31
Truck originally came in with severe engine misfire, check engine light flashing, had misfire codes only with no other engine codes. Visual inspection found injector wires chewed through form hungary critters. Replaced injector wiring with Mopar service lit # ... Trouble codes: P0031 (o2 sensor heater circuit low bank 1 sensor1)
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC26791
Hey Chrysler techs, I have this 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 4x2 with a 360 that won't go away. For the last year we have had intermittant problems with the #7 Spark plug. When comes in missing, has been cylinder #7, and spark plug is cracked down by the electrode. Th... Trouble codes: P0307
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF13Z31
This Dodge P/U belongs to my Dentist. It has a misfire on #8 at idle only, and runs good other wise. Truck came in 1 month ago w/same problem. We decarboned the intake system and vehicle quit missing, we tried that again and cannot eliminate miss. Running and ... Trouble codes: P0308 (Cylinder 8 misfire)
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1950 Ford Pickup .0L Charging VIN: 97HG332094
Need help from all you old shcool guys.Vehicle came in for a dead battery replaced batery and found that generater was not charging properly. replaced both generater and regulator and still no charging. Pollarized generator by jumping power from battery termin...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, hard start VIN: 1FTJW36F9T
hard starting after sitting over night fuel presure drops to 25-28 lbs after sitting over night excessive smoke on start-up seems to crank longer than normal (before starting) most of the time very poor fuel mileage from 22 mpg to 10 mpg no codes found in comp...
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2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72X8Y
When the vehicle first came in the customer told me that he kept having problems with #5 spark plug cracking. The last thing he had done was have the injection system serviced. The check engine light came back on and he heard about me through a friend and brou...
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2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA51483
have intermitten high idle 2100 rpm at intersections in drive. iac % is up to 72. when problem does not occur normal is around 58% a/c only brings up 2-3% under circuit description listed 4 causes. 3 of 4 check ok. one i don't understand is atomization of fuel...
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1989 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L master cylinder? VIN: 1GTDK14K1K
Hello all, Got a simple one driving me crazy! This older farm truck came to me in need of a complete brake job so replaced all worn and old parts. I have been to the archives and found several posts talking about rwal accumulator,masater cylinder,etc. Have cov...
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2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L No Start, Stall VIN: KMHCG45G8Y
vehicle came into the shop customer complains of engine stalling went outside to pull car in car starts fine runs good never could get car to act up i kept the car for two weeks checked fuel press it was good i checked crk position sensor ohms is within specs ...
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1993 Mazda MX-6 LS 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1YVGE31B3P
Hello members, This car cuts out while driving on high way speed and won't restart, But waiting for about 45 minutes or so, it will runs fine again for 15-20 miles and cuts off again. Seems like thermal breakdown on ignition coil or pick up coil symtom. When i...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E1Y
Have an 00 ML 320 that will not start. Will crank but no start. Fuel presure 54 psi. If I pull spark plug wire with spark plug resting on vavle cover I have one or two spark cycles, then no spark. Fuel injectors have pulsewith. Scanner used Snap on Brick...No ...
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2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53U51
replace plug, wire, coil pack [no change] can hear injector popping did compression test came out OK. egr has been replaced. customer has had car to other shops before us with no success. please help. Trouble codes: P0302, P0401
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC54L4Y
BG Induction service was performed, attatched at the air inlet at the trottle body. After cleaning,excess smoke from unburned cleaner occured. car began to run a little rough and hard to idle. It then threw the P1400 code, when cleared would come back on again... Trouble codes: P1400 (Manifold pressure differently sensor)
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L Unknown VIN: 4A3AC44G91
Hello gentlemen, this Eclips came in with a vibration concern. it shows itself in drive with the brake applied. if placed in neutral the vibration goes away. there is no vibration when the vehicle is being driven only at stops. the customer stated that the...
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2001 Mitsubishi Diamante ES 3.5L heat core VIN: 6MMAP57P31
I belive i might have a heater core leak. theres no exturnal coolant leaks.The inter windshield is coated with a film. I have heard that it could possibly a heater core gasket... if so would i have to remove the dash just to replace the gasket. please help.
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2001 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6DD26S21
This truck will start and run fine, if you let it sit and idle, especially on warm up, it will stall. If you restart without cycling the key to "off" first, it will start and then stall almost immediately. Repeated restarts without cycling the key result in re... Trouble codes: P1336 (chipped flywheel tooth)
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L rack VIN: JN1CA31D52
This vehicle is leaking p/s fluid in drivers floor board.Crazy I know but I'm wondering has anyone seen this before and can I reseal it?I can get a seal kit from nissan and I would rather repair the factory unit then install an aftermarket one.I should also ad...
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1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL 3.8L engine VIN: 2G3AM1138J
This car has a very prominante vibration at 12-1500 rpm,it smooths out as rpm increases. At first glance could have swore it was grounded engine mount but somebody has already replaced all of them(probably to fix this problem). Scope tested ign. and checked em...
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L No Start
I have tested the crank sensor for the 2.0 a/c volts ok replace bcm moudle and reprogramed key and pcm hade codes in history on bcm perfomed pinpoint test for bcm and the flow chart sent me to the bcm still no start .. ck injector pulse ok get injector pulse i...
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1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Charging VIN: 1G3WH52H3X
This car came in on the hook with a dead battery and no charging output after a 4 hour charge. we replaced the battery and the alternator which is a hell of a design, and the system is charging at 14.2- 14.6 volts and 15-20 amps at idle. We think all is well b...
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette GLS 3.4L Wipers do not park VIN: 1GHDX03E3Y
HELP!!! I have been fortunate to avoid this wiper system until this point:) This vehicle came in with the center scr ew out of the cam mechanism. The motor was running fine. Customer did say that the wipers where not parking correcty for about three months pri...
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1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G2HX52K7X
Ok this is a tough one. This car belongs to one of my co workers. We have been trying to figure this thing out for 6 months or so. What happens is that when you slow to make a left hand turn and then slowly accelerate the car falls flat on its face. You can le...
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2000 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L air shocks VIN: 1G2HY54K31
rear air shocks literally freeze up in cold weather from water inside them. this car has an externally mounted air compressor that fills the shocks. one year ago we replaced the inlet filter and the shocks with oe ones and now its doing the same thing again. a...
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2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L no power VIN: 1G2WP52K6Y
OK Guys here is a goody. Customer called us that her car died while it was idling. Tech walked up to where the vehicle was and turned the key and it started. Customer states that it was idling and just quit. She attempted to restart several times but the dash ...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Heater Box VIN: 1G2WK52J82
Water in pass. floor, heater box is filling with water from the cowl under the wipers. Could not find a pluggged drain, it looks like it was designed to do this? I know Iam missing something but what. Thanks Mike
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Differential VIN: WP1AB29P24
Hi, Techs: I got a 2004 Porsche Cayenne 4.5L. The problem is when you turn the steering wheel all the way to right(or left)and star off then you will feel the body chattering and vibration. Anyone experience the problem? any suggestions will be appreciated.
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1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L abs/ets VIN: YS3CL65M4P
Straight up, this car is not worth putting over $3000 worth of work. Customer has looked high and low for used units to no avail. New TCS control unit is also unavailable. This car has the Mark IV ABS w/ traction control. Has anyone out there ever tried to con...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Transmission VIN: YS3ED58E2X
This car was in last month and and the problem was intermitent. Now it has (2) codes P1624 (no definition available) and P0758 (Shift solenoid B Circuit electrical). Everytime I clear the codes they come right back. Also this time car is pretty much not drivea...
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1997 Subaru Legacy 2.5L No Start VIN: 4S3BC6854V
All right Subaru Gurus! Towed in, died while driving. I have spark on the front coil, not on the rear. Scoped signal from ignitor to coil pack, OK. Scoped signal from PCM to ignitor, with ignitor connected and unplugged, have signal on one, not on the other. H...
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1998 Subaru Forester 2.5L Oil Temp light flashing VIN: JFISF6354W
Iím over looking the procedure in ALLDATA to diag and perform a pin test to see if the problem is in the wiring or the solenoid C itself. My question is; I see that to get to solenoid C the extension case needs to be removed, is this something that a non-trans...
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1999 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4S3BK4359X
car has surge and rough idle (like miss or bad motor mount) found no codes. the o2s are rich all the time (.87 and not moveing) the MAF reads 5.35 gps. the regulater is not leaking the injecters are not leaking. cant find any resson for the rough idle or the r...
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2001 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L awd VIN: 4S3BE686X1
The AWD on this OutBack is inoperative. I feel confident I have diagnosed it to the transfer solinoid in the valve body. I'v removed the pan and theres 8 solinoids in there. My problem is I'm unable to properly Identify which one it is. My manuel has a very po...
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1982 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8L battey,coolant,brake lights in dash VIN: IA44TN3475
Help Toyota techs this thing has got some major wiring issues i think wnet through all the test listed replaced alternator cause wasnt charging now it is charging the output from alternator when running is 14.7 volts the battery is getting 13.4 volts unsure wh...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Engine oil leak VIN: 4T1BG22KXV
Oil is leaking at the rate of about 1 "drop" every 2 to 4 seconds from between the large oil pump housing and the engine block when the engine is running. This is the larger housing (about six inches square) that bolts directly to the block, not the smaller ho...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L dome light VIN: 3VWDD21C1Y
This car has a problem with the dome light. It comes on like it should when you open the door and then will time out like it is supposed to. Then when you turn on the key the dome light will come back on and will stay on until you open and shut the door again....
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK29MX1
Hey there VW friends I have a 2001 Jetta here with an AVH motor that is posessed with spirits. Originally the car came in because it was in an accident and got repaired down the road at a reputable body shop. Shortly after the accident, they were driving alo... Trouble codes: P1564, P1542, P0221
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1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YV1LW537XW
Hey Volvo Specialist, I've got a weird one. when the outside temperature is 50 degrees or less, first time starting it. It will start and run for about 5-10 seconds and quit? go to crank it again and it just cranks, but won't start? but if you wait about 3-5 ...
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1992 Audi 100 S 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBJ54AZN
Well what I did was put a battety charger onit while cranking and I guess the lifters pumped up enough where the car was able to start and run until all the lifters pumped up.
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L frame VIN: WBACA5306N
I thank everyone who replied and most of you supported me on this matter,we will be going for a hearing and I will keep you posted.I still believe it's not a saftey issue but will have to deal with it.
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1996 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L 2nd gear starts VIN: 1G6KD52Y9T
First, let me thank all who replied. Most pointed toward the common problem concerning the solenoids & retainer. The problem ended up being the wrong gasket between the channel plate and the sprocket support. There are two different styles and the builder miss...
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1994 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Cuts out VIN: 1GCEK29S5R
installed remote drive on intake. works good. unable to obtain any testing specs. brian suggested lab scope to pcm to check operation. however, without a good driver, we had to wait until that was replaced first. thanks again.
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13RXT
Thank you, gentleman and ladies for your assistance with this vehicle. The injector upgrade that was suggested did the trick wonderfully. I still never figured out what was actually causing the poppet to plug, but as long as it keeps running well I'm happy. I ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1860Y
Hello again Gents,I'm afraid my customer did not want to get deeper into repairs of this Tracker.He has come by shop to say the mil is out and can't reason why he should spend money.There is a classic case of system failing and passing the on board diagnostic.... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow error).
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T02
I'm posting this fix cause I know it's the intake gasket. Tried propane too windy but, carb cleaner put in the right direction when the exaust fumes out the tail pipe blew me over. intake gasket on the way to my shop. thank you Lon, Brandon, Darren, alwin, Lay...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNFK16Z63
Thanks for the help Fuel pump pressure was fine. We checked it earlier after checking the previous fixes. We did not see a reason to replace it. We checked the wire on the MAF for junk, but it was clean. O2s were moving quickly, fuel pressue was good. There wa... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Stall VIN: 1GCEC14T93
well thanks for all that responed to my post sorry i'm slow to post fix. had to replace throttle body assy to make truck go away iac is inside throttle body assy. Thanks to all.
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1996 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3EJ56H0T
I haven't got this car back in yet, but according to most of the replies the distributor is probably at fault. TSB 18-08-97 outlines problems with early model distributors and gives date code breakdowns to see if it is affected. For some reason when I posted I... Trouble codes: P****.
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1997 Chrysler Cirrus 2.5L transmission VIN: 1CKE56EV60
Jeez, you guys are great. In 12 hours I had 10 replies, ten more in eight more hours. The Group says that this noise is par for the course, and I thank you. The customer is aware of this and is down the road, away from our shop. Thanks again for your knowledge...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L dont know VIN: 3C8FY4BB61
i am just amazed by how fast i recieved correct responses for my problem. 18 in all and 12 in the first 4 hours of the listing and all were 100% right on the money! right front wheel bearing making the noise. my hat is off to all that responded. my thanks to y...
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L driveline VIN: 3B7HF13Z2W
We consider this vehicle 'fixed' because it would appear that the condition is normal. Since our posting we double checked the front drive axle universal joints and found them nice and free (but not loose). We checked for bent components (axle shafts and axle ...
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1988 Eagle Premier LX 3.0L Climate Control VIN: 2XMJP5596J
Well thanks to Duane [...] and Dave from Alaska who both sent wiring diagrams; I was able to determine that circuit D13 from fuse #19 red/wht to the ACM was dead. The reason it was dead was because the 10 amp fuse was missing. When I inspected the fuses th...
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1988 Eagle Premier LX 3.0L Climate Control VIN: 2XMJP5596J
Well thanks to Duane Rasmussen and Dave from Alaska who both sent wiring diagrams; I was able to determine that circuit D13 from fuse #19 red/wht to the ACM was dead. The reason it was dead was because the 10 amp fuse was missing. When I inspected the fuses th...
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1983 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMEU15G7D
thanks for the responses,especially [...],who took the time and money to call me at work.he told me to recheck timing,this time i had my hired hand watch the number 1 cyl come up to tdc,i pulled the distrib and reinstalled at the correct placement...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10U3T
thanx for all the replies, the ones concerning the dpfe sensor were helpful btw the sensor tested bad and a replacement brought the xsensor values back to spec, but the code came right back, i finally took the truck to a ford dealer who reset the synchronizer ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDX1866V
Thanks for all the info on this one. I did ck all as suggested and all is good. After driving i stopped and unpluged startor solenoid and drove again, now idle will not come down even holding clutch in until I stop. Customer has cruise recall. I will replace c...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Surge
the one and actual repair that fixed this vehicle was the intake manifold gaskets, lower , upper, and injector seals, thank you all members that replied to,and offered help in this diagnosis and repair. the advise of blocking vacuum ports and add propane to th... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1), P0172 (system lean bank 2).
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Torque Converter VIN: 1FTZR15XXX
Thanks to all of those who replied. According to all of the great replies that I got, it appears that there are several common issues with this 5R55E transmission. I removed the valvebody and inspected the gaskets. None were blown out like I expected to see, b...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-5 shift VIN: BMHGIU7O09
Thanks to all of you who replied . Almost everyone that replied nailed the problem to its source . The 2/5 servo bore had a nick ,and also the piston was cracked . The band was also partially fried . The truck went back to the dealer ,they will apply a goodwil...
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1995 GMC Safari 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1GTDM19W5S
First off THANK YOU to all who replied so promptly ! My technician verified fuel pressure, checked & verified egr operation, t-body & egr passages were cleaned at injector installation. Technician TAP tested ECM & bingo we have a winner. Replaced ECM & off to ...
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1999 Jaguar XJR 4.0L rear wheel bearing VIN: SAJPX1849X
we got endplay proceedure from dealer- ken hit it right on the nose-set up endplay with no seal or preload-specs are .002 endplay- order shims from dealer to set endplay- thanks again for all your help
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GW68S0X
The fix for this vehicle was quite simple, however the journey turned out to be something quite complex. After questioning the owner of the Jeep he admitted to in his words 'moving the cam sensor housing'. What I later discovered was that he had removed it ent...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L shift solenoid C VIN: SALNY22292
Thanks Bill,Sherman and Kenneth for the information.The vehicle went to our local tranny shop, then to an independent garage 30 miles away specializing in Land Rovers, then we were told that the dealerships don't diagnose and repair these trannys, they just re...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Star and stall VIN: WDBEA30D9L
Fist of all, Thanks to everyone who replied. it is nice to know that we can help each other in this industry. the problem with the car was a lack of crank referance. if the MAS does not see a square wave after start it will shut down the pumps. after much rese...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG75J81
Thanks to all of you for your fast and courteous response. The problem was the accelerator pedal. Trouble codes: P0120.
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1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Fuel and tach gauge VIN: 4M2XV11T1X
Well I will call this one fixed. I was told about a couple of grounds to check. I checked them and thye were fine. Check all connections, they were clean. Did find a lose anti slosh module for the fuel guage. Hoping that fixes the fuel gauge (I haved ordered t...
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1997 Mitsubishi Mirage LS 1.8L emission monitors VIN: JA3AY36C7V
Thanks to Laneard from Texas and Lewis from California they hit the nail right on the head. In 1997 when this car was made emissions were done with a exhaust test and not a computer monitor test. In order to make this car pass inspection all the monitors had t...
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1993 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L shoulder belts VIN: 1N4BU31F6P
Thanks to all This vehicle does have lifetime warranty on seatbelt so we collected our half hour and sent them to the dealer with an authorization code. thanks for the number to call and thanks to the gentleman who sent alldata library number, we will surely u...
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1998 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3GR62C7W
Thanks for all the advice. was not able to establish communication with this vehicle customer just wanted to fix cheak engine light which turned out to be a misfire due to poor wire condition OEM.
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L Passlock VIN: 1G3NK12FX2
Thank you for your responses. My mistake was to assume that the previous replacement of the ignition cylinder and pass module were done correctly. When I removed the unit, I found the pass module broken at the connector and the pins bent. Replacing the unit to...
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.1L Hesitation, no power
Hi everybody, Thanks alot to everyone who helped out. The first thing we allways say after we've gotten stuck on something is: Back to basics. I had tested for fuel pressure and volume right from the get go but the problem was still a blocked fuel filter. The ...
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2001 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L Anti-Theft VIN: 3G7DA03E21
This vehicle is fixed. With special thanks to Glen from Ontario, Dave from Indiana and John from New Jersey who told us what we didn't want to hear, we re-replaced the BCM and reprogrammed it using and RPO list (which is the list of options for this vehicle)we...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L Power Window VIN: 4S3BG6858X
Hello all, Thanks for all of the replies, numerous ones stated to check the wiring in the door jamb while others mentioned the regulator was the issue. The customer declined further diagnosis time so unfourtunately I can't tell you what it was, sorry.
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4S3BH66512
I am happy to say we fixed it. It was recommended by several people that we change the front O2 sensor which controls the fuel trim and have the computer reprogrammed. We contacted the local Subaru dealer and asked about the re-flash. They told us to send it d...
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Runs great no sympte VIN: 4T1BG22K2V
Sorry I took so long to close this.(Missed past 2 days of work due to sickness}.When I got back to the shop I decided to do a quick visual before smoking the car.Checked the gas cap..was plenty tight.Went ahead and removed the cap to look at the seal.(appeared... Trouble codes: P0440 (Evap Emission Control System Malf).
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L Traction Control VIN: 1C4AC19920
Thank you all of you who have responded. I put an EGR valve on the vehicle for the egr code and cleared the dtcs from the ecm, and the trac off light was still on. I chased the power wire coming from the brake control module and found it chaffed on the far lef...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L overheats VIN: 3VWBA21C89
All better. Turns out the problem was a very small crack in the #2 COMBUSTION chamber. this crack would only open up hot and under pressure. I had to get the engine hot then pressurize the coolant to 20 psi with the spark plugs out, I could see a very small am...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP29M01
First off thanks to all. Thank you Stuart for the good definition. After pulling my hair out, I determined that one glow plug #2 was not glowing as fast as the other three the old fashion way by removing them and jumping them straight from a battery. The #2 gl... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow Plug Heater Circuit Malfunction).
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