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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cam seal VIN: WAUBA24B2X
Any Audi Techs...Need a source close to Florida for cam seal extractor and seal installer. We have to TDC locks and cam tools .Baum,SIR and others do not list. It's an Audi A6,AHA 2.8L.
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L All Systems VIN: 5UXFA53592
This truck/suv has a VERY INTERMITTENT problem the battery will be drained or it seems to be drained... I have only wittnessed this once on this truck/suv we jump started it and checked charging sytem all was good, we then charged battery and checked for a dra...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SUXFA53533
Ok folks I have an x5 here with a pair of rich codes. I do have alldata and their information is scant. Most of these seem to have a lean code and according to other sources they throw maf sensors at these on a regular basis. Alldata did fax me additional info... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1 alldata correspoding bmw code 226), P0175 (system too rich bank 2 alldata corresponding code 227)
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
Had a code 41 according to the scan tool it said to check the cam sensor and into the cam hole for the magnet. It looked to be ok. checked chilton manuel and it told me that to check the cam sensor terminal and that I should have 8 to 10 volts on terminals AB ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor)
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L lites VIN: 3G5DB03E92
head lites and parking lites won't turn off we are having trouble with some automatic lites on this buick . have tech 2 for testing inputs to body control modgule and all looks well . both parking lite relay as well as low beam relay stay energized till head ...
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1988 Cadillac Seville 4.5L intake gaskets VIN: 1G6KS5155J
a small hole on one side and normall on the other side, in the center. which one goes on the front and which one the back
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1989 Cadillac Eldorado 4.5L Starting VIN: 1G6EL1156K
This car has a problem with the starting system when I turn the key on the driver information center has this mesage(starting disabled due to theft system,wait 3 minutes)after 3 minutes the car will not star, there is not signal going to the starter,thanks Tho...
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2000 Cadillac Escalade 5.7L Braking VIN: 1GYEK13R7Y
Completed front brake job, test drive before and after repair, had soft pedal just like air in the system, doesn’t pump up, or fade down. Aldata procedures kept referring to manual two person bleeding being the final and best procedure. We performed twice with...
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1970 Chevrolet C10 350CID master cylinder VIN: CE140S1637
I have very little pressure from the front port of master cylinder. The original test drive I had pretty good brakes. I was suprised to find the front brakes were in the metal when I performed a 4 wheel brake inspection. All shoes worn out, all drums worn 0.12...
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1993 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13ZP2
Engine stalls."THE INJECTORS ARE NOT PULSING" (both on open & closed loop).The fuel pump runs and has good fuel pressure. The ignition is putting out good spark. The computer is not setting any codes. The vehicle may run up to one hour without stalling.When th...
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1994 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L pedal VIN: 1GBKC34N6R
i have installed a clutch and a slave and a master all with oem parts and a pilot bearing and release bearing with aftermarket and have bled the system for at least 2 hours at the 45 degree angle. the clutch works perfect it goes in gear smooth and releases go...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Mechanical VIN: 1GCCS1442X
customer brought vehicle off lease. has rattle when shifting also noisy in netural at about 2300 rpm range. noise is more on top of eng than in timing chain area. removed valve cover insp push rods, vlv springs, rocker arms all ok, next removed front cover, no...
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2000 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L crankshaft VIN: 1G1ND52JXY
after-awhile-pump-presure-drops-motor-starts-light-knock
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L abs light VIN: 3491YE6398
hey guys i have truck with abs code CO238 wheel mismatch i test drive the truck with scanner the front wheel speed sensors are giving a different speed to the rear wheel speed it is like 5-8miles difference i changed the speed sensor on the transmission.the tr...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L4W
car came in with a check engine light on steady at idle. intermittently the light will flash while cruising or under load. scanned for codes and found p0300 random misfire. customer replaced plugs and wires before problem started. while watching scan data, we ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)
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1984 Dodge Daytona 2.2L 1st gear VIN: UNKNOWNVIN
ok this car has been stored for 7 years because the fuel pump died. son thought it would be a good project.when he drove it the trans locked into 1st gear. it will shift out while driving but it goes forward in neutral and tries to go forward in park and rever...
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1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1B3EJ56H6S
car came in for no start had no check engine light replaced computer, car started but runs rich has NO DATA stream installed different computer and now has a data stream BUT WON'T START NOW!!!
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1995 Dodge Intrepid 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B3HD46T8S
hello, this car came to the shop with crank start for one second and died out, the head lights are flasing, i scan the car and no codes, check the body no codes, then a go to the anti thief and i see anable so i go to the wiring diagram to by pass to ground th...
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1996 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L pump\torque conv. VIN: 1B4GP44R0T
Hello Chrysler Professional's! This Caravan came in about three weeks ago with what appeared to be a leak at the torque converter seal. So, I removed the trans and put a bushing and seal in. I drove it and all was good. The vehicle came back with nearly the sa...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 2B4GP24R1V
start vehicle and while idleing after a while stalls out but starts back up.when stalls out cruse control light comes on. start back up shut off light stalls out agin and light back on. no check engine light or codes come up.
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1997 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Starting VIN: 4B3AU52N4V
This car came in with a sometimes stalling.. upon inspection with 107000 miles never had a tune up.. everything was factory. wires cap rotor ect... well a good tune up should cure this lil problem.. well thats what i figured..after finsihing major tune up.. st...
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1997 Dodge Neon High Line 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3ES42Y3V
This car was brought to us for maintenace and the owner complained of a poor cold start.After doing all the basic throttle body/iac cleaning and reseting the adaptive memory the car started great. After sitting over night I went to the car first thing (for a q...
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1999 Dodge Caravan 3.0L p0122 tps VIN: 2B4GP2532X
customer complained that when starting vehicle one morning that they heard a loud knock or bang type noise under the hood and then the service engine light came on.they also complained that when this had occured it smelled like rubber or plastic was burning.wh...
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2001 Dodge Dakota 4.7L timing chain, right side VIN: 1B7HGAN71S
we replaced cylinder head gaskets on this vehicle due to blown gaskets, found the heads warped, so we milled heads & performed a valve grind. after completing work on vehicle, we test drove with no problems, customer came back 2 days later complaining of noise...
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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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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L rear wheel speed sensor VIN: 1D7HAI8N23
vehicle came in our shop with an intermittent abs light and a code 37 intermittent rear wheel speed sensor. when the truck is stopped and the brake pedal is depressed the speedometer will jump up and down and the scan data for rear wheel speed will jump around...
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L XM Radio VIN: 2D8GV5825H
Vehicle came in for oil service, when tech was driving vehicle into shop he noticed the radio went off and display read "No Signal". After service the signal is still not being picked up no matter what (customer drove around for 3 days). Is there something we ...
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1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Electronic VIN: 2FMDA51435
Vehicle came in with a complant that it shifts improperly and the speedometer does not work when vehicle is cold and that the speedometer bounces up and down. After checking vehicle we replace the speedsensor that has both mechanical cable for the speedo and e...
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1978 GMC C25 7.4L fuel gauge VIN: TCS248F730
the fuel gauge is pegged past full on both tanks. i suspect an open or a bad ground. my wiring diagrams only go back to 1982.does anyone have one for this 1978? i have cleaned both grounds near each tank.my fax number is [...] thank you in advance, bill...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKDT13S12
vehicle was hauled in for no start. customer stated that the check engine light was on for 1 day, the next day it would'nt start. vehicle will run with motor vac supply line hooked to fuel rail at 52 psi. replaced fuel pump, vehicle will start and run for 5 se... Trouble codes: P0171, P1275 (aap sensor 1 ckt problem), P1271 (aap sensor 1-2 correctional error)
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2004 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L Cruise Control VIN: 1GTFH15T94
I need help! This customer has been badgering me for about 3 months to look into his inop cruise control. We had scanned it on a previous visit and could not find anything obvious. This time I scheduled lots of time and we just got a new Tech-2 and I figured I...
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1996 Honda Civic LX 1.6L Fuse 15 VIN: 1HGEJ6673T
I do not know enough about the ELD to make a decision about what is going on in this circuit. The fuse only blows when the key is turned to the crank position and will continue to trip a breaker with the engine running until the key is turned off. If the key i...
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2000 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HKRL1869Y
Van has mil on. found three trouble codes (listed). There are no known drivability (or other) problems. After doing some checking around on the world wide web, there seems to be a trend going with these codes being simultaneusly set. One other problem is the t... Trouble codes: P0524 (Cant find definition), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high voltage input), P0126
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2004 Honda Odyssey LX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5FNRL18504
Customers complaint was low brake pedal. Test drive did confirm that vehicle pedal is very low. When brake is applied pedal has little resistance, then just sinks to floor. We have bleed all brakes. Problem goes away if we clamp off front brake hoses. Did not ...
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: KMHDN45DX1
This is a first time customer. After spending $1800.00 with a local dealer the complaint is still present. Very often and very intermittently the car just shuts off. The stalling problem is only present at idle. There are no codes present. I tested the crank s...
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1994 Infiniti Q45 A 4.5L No Start, less thn 60 psi comp VIN: JNKNG01D2R
After replacing window regulator vehicle was placed in parking lot , At the next start up , no start, extended cranking and now a very low compression, this vehicle has a variable valve timing solenoid, the security light blinks on the Instrument cluster until... Trouble codes: 55 (everything OK)
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2001 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W41
the vehicle will intermittently stall and occasionally die like someone turn the key off.this is 3rd visit for this problem have only duplicated once but unable to get any data at the time.when it did die hit a pothole in road.one of the other techs drove it t...
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1982 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L Heater VIN: SAJAV1319C
Hi group, we have this Jaguar XJ-6 series III with heat & A/C servo problem. The servo doesn't moove. I tryed new amplifier no difference,the two in line fuses are OK, tested the temp. wheel, reads "0" to 9K homs,it looks OK. EVerything works on selector contr...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FX58S4V
tested as per MOD. Everything checked out. Talked to a local Chrysler guru and he said he had a similar problem where it all checked out as well. He put in a new wire from the coil driver to the coil and it seemed to work. I have put a new coil driver wire, ti... Trouble codes: P0351
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1999 Lexus RX300 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT6HF10UXX
I have this Lexus that came in for service. On initial test drive found it lacks power, surges, misfires only when cold. Once its warm it runs fine. The battery was at its end, when I started engine the radio reset and ecm data was reset. Replaced battery and ...
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1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L No Start
This car was given to me after customer installed new fuel pump and relay.Car would not start so i rechecked his inst. and checked for power to pump.No power to be found,checked alldata wire diag.and powered fuel pump and it worked but stil would not run .Chec...
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1993 Mazda 626 ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1YVGE22B9P
thanks for the help in advanced, i'm not very experienced with drivability!!! this mazda came in to my shop and it had all the mentioned codes.it would intermittently run like poop and chug black smoke.the customer was also concerned about the oil leak into th... Trouble codes: 41 (vrs1 solenoid valve), 09 (coolant temp sensor), 17 (no change in left o2 output), 24 (no change in right o2 output)
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1999 Mazda Millenia 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1TA221XX
To date no parts have been replaced, but have manually checked EGR valve operation with a vacuum pump and verified integrity of all vacuum hoses and wire connections and wire harness routing. We are a GM shop and do not work on foreign cars often. Any help is ... Trouble codes: P0400 (egr flow malfunction)
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2000 Mazda Miata 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1NB3532Y
Hi , I got this car came in for misfire and 'check engine' came on . Code p0300 ,p0420. Misfire occured after hot soak(it act up to me once and I see no spark at coil on # 1 cyl ). I replaced a set of wire due to burn at cyl# 4. Gave car back to customer and h... Trouble codes: P0300, P0420
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2001 Mazda Miata 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JM1NB35341
Hi fellow techs, I have a co-worker with this 2001 Miata that would run rough then die om her. The problem is intermittent, and she is losing confidence and fearing the car will die at any moment. I know, what a nightmare. The question I have is: would the VV...
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1998 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GHDT13WOW
Ok fellow techs...this truck came in on a hook...as a no start. When we tried to get into gear it would not go. We disconnected the linkage from the shift rod and pushed it in the shop. First we found that the security chip in the key was no good. Called the c...
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1988 Other European Esprit 2.2L Pressure plate & disc VIN: SCCFC20A2J
If I adjust the pedal and actuating rods to be putting pressure on the release (throwout) bearing and pressure plate diaphram fingers at rest (out of normal adjustment) ...Then, when I depress the clutch pedal the trans will go into gear. In other words the pr...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N3X
we've checked vacuum - ok - engine performance is good - long term fuel trim is at 0.00% - code started at 96k miles - new ecm installed at 100k miles - code came back at 101k miles - all services up to date - car runs great - anybody experienced this? Trouble codes: P0130
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1997 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L abs light VIN: 4S3BK4357V
We have as listed an ABS code 42. Alldata lists three different ABS systems but doesnt tell how to differentiate between them other than traction control. This car doesn't appear to have TCS. The Alldata lists the ABS module under the right floor/seat area whi...
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2004 Suzuki Forenza LX 2.0L Head/valve train VIN: KL5JJ52ZX4
Ok, what I need is ideas on what can cause valve to piston interference only after engine warms up. Additional repair details at end. Lifters replaced with NEW after hearing noise. Here is what happens. Engine is started cold, runs fine. Allowed to warm up, st...
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1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN66W9K
good afternoon everyone i am getting these 2 codes (51 and 52) and i dont have any charts on how to proceed and analyse them. i will appreciate any help sincerely Panagiotis [...] Trouble codes: 51 (switch signal), 52 (knock sensor)
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1997 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Balance Shaft VIN: SXV20-0144
Hi all need some help with a service tool. I have a 5S-FE engine and need to check the balance shaft backlash. Can anyone give me the dimensions of this tool, the picture in Mitchell shows the tool as having a collar on one end and a flat plate welded to it wi...
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2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L head and tail lights VIN: 4T1BG22K6Y
This car came in about 3 months ago wih R/H lamp out traced fault to bad connector relaced terminals and customer took off.Today he came back with the R/H lamp on but dim I replaced the bulb and all went black.I have checked the fuses and switch there is no po...
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2000 Toyota Sienna CE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4T3Z13C5YU
The toyota van starts good and runs great cold, stop at store for five min and it will start and kill, if you let it set for ten min it will start and run good. We scaned for codes and looked at live data all looks ok. it was in need of a tune so we replaced w...
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Blower switch VIN: WVWNF431XP
Hi everyone, I need some help from the dedicated Volkswagon crowd. I have a 93 passat wagon that the blower switch gets very hot when on the higher settings. The blower seems to work normally, is there anything that typically causes this switch to get very ho...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L 1-3 shift VIN: WV2MC0706P
transmission shifts erractic when tach starts bouncing around if tach does not bounce the car shifts great ireplaced the switch on the side of the transmission to no avail. the digital shift indicators under tach do not go out when it is acting up.am i missing...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L engine VIN: 3VWSP29M41
i got this difficult one, it takes tooo long to start in cold mornings below i'd say 10 degrees celcius.(i think thats like 50 or so.) if its warmed up its fine.left inside overnight, fine.outside about freezing or a little above, takes a min of 5 sec to start...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Cooling system
Got one of those vague cooling system problems. Thanks for taking a look. VR6 Jetta came into the shop low on coolant. There were signs of leakage at the waterpump, so it was replaced, and the coolant topped up with the correct VW pink using a vaccuum filler....
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L brake lights VIN: 3VWSE69M92
When the ignition is switched on, the brake lights are on and the shifter is released. Knowing that VW has a problem with brake light switches, I just put one on it without any diagnosing. That did not fix it. You can unplug the brake light switch, but the bra...
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS53D6X
Hey fellow techies, I have a 99 Volvo S70 2.4l that was towed into the shop. Cust complaint is that he stored the vehicle for 3 weeks and left the trunk open. he charged the battery and obviously it wouldn't start. Scanned the car for codes, none found, car c...
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2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L reverse gear VIN: WAUZZZ4DZ2
This car has a ZF5HP gearbox.I visited a VW dearlership,the technical manager showed me the shop manual of Audi gearbox.If the culprit is incide the gearbox and can not be solved with replacing the valve body.the whole gearbox should be replaced. The conditi...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Safety VIN: LFVBA28E14
I thought only immo 4 Audi need to be sent to the dealership.But all who help me told me all immo1-4 should be sent to the deadership because the dealership can not give SKC anymore.We sent this car to the dealership 400 KM far away and solved the the problem....
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L starter VIN: WBABF4329R
Thanks for Noel [...] Maryland & Shawn from Michigan. This car is not equiped with EWS so bad key is not apply to it. I want to give it up when cust. call this morning & ask if i can really fix it or not (difficult question !).I told her just pick up the car & ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Drivers seat VIN: WBAGJ82000
Hi guys, Well this Beemer turned out to be a fairly straighforward repair. Bob from South Carolina hit on the answer. The fault was that the wiring harness plug had become dislodged from the main switch on the drivers seat. It looks like the harness could beco...
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1997 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L head lights VIN: 1G4HR52KXV
a new headlight switch solved the problem, thanks for the input. Dave
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2002 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4CW54K22
Thanks to all who responded. The consenses was rear O2 sensor. Several people provided me with a cold test that I had not known about. The test did not provide a failure. I replaced Sensor with GM anyhow and will run it. Problem is so random I am going to let ... Trouble codes: P0137 (O2 sensor low bank 1 sensor 2), P0440 (Evap Emission Fault).
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1997 Cadillac DeVille d'Elegance 4.6L Hard start VIN: 1G6KE52Y9V
Thanks to John [...] for the advice, called the dealer and they turned me on to the bulletin number, replaced both cranks sensors and car performs perfectly. Thanks again
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1998 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KS54Y1W
I appreciate all the good ideas. For example, both of the crank sensors were checked with vantage resulting in perfect wave form. I found a vacuum leak at the intake and pop-off valve. I sold the intake replacement to the customer. I pulled the intake to find ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire), P0300 (Random missfire).
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1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L extended crank VIN: 1G6KD54Y7X
all of the suggestions were checked out by me either before or during testing but none of them had any effect on the problem. the customer took the car and i am still searching for the repair to this intermittent problem.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G1WN52M75
After about of week of this car being in the shop, it is finally fixed. Contrary to popular belief, it was not the injectors, as mentioned, which were tested, it turned out to be the cam sensor, even though the car ran the same with it disconnect. Discovered t...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy
Hi and thanks to everyone for the replies, We had to wait until the owner had the funds to purchase a fuel pump/sender which was the ultimate fix. The pressures looked OK when he was testing but intermittently the pressure or volume must have been an issue. Th...
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L sterring wheel rotation sensor VIN: 1G1YY2260V
Out of 3 replies, 2 were right on. It seems that it is very common for the ebtcm to have an internal fault, and be sensitive to vibration. To recap, we kept getting a c1275 code for the steering wheel rotation sensor. 2 other techs had the same symptoms and ha...
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1999 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCHG35R7X
thank you all your time,unfortunately my techinican did not do a complete compression test,we found a bad exhaust valve in cylinder #6,we believe this is causing our misfire in cylinder #5 & 7,once again thanks for all your input
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1241Y
Thanks for your help. The problem with this car was the ignition feed power wire to the ignition module. The problem was at the 38 pin connector in the bulkhead. The way i found it was the 7x signal was not making it to 7volts all the time unless i took the co... Trouble codes: P0336, P0340.
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2002 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1GCCS14512
This one is fixed! Had to replace 3 of the 4 injectors. Once again, iATN has come through. Most of you hit the nail on the head. I really didn't suspect the injectors after performing the injector balance test, but then again it's hard to do a test like that d...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19T23
last night i thought about it, after i got my head out of my a$$ i pulled the exhaust loose and it was fixed... i read the replies this morning and 4 out of 12 got it right...it is very odd that i get replies to do what has already been done...after stating th... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0101 (maf out of range), P0756 (shift sol. b per. or stuck off).
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1992 Chrysler LeBaron 2.5L hard start when cold VIN: 3C3ZA46K0N
Thanks to all for your wonderful guidence most everyone was right on it turned out to be a Bad Fuel injector along with a Bad coolent temp sensor Car starts and runs great Thanks so much to all Chris [...].
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1996 Dodge Intrepid 3.5L t\engine VIN: 2B3HD46FXT
I got several replies on this one. The suggestions ranged from valve guides and rings to EGR problems causing a burned piston. Looked like it could easily get into a complete rebuild to repair this one. The customer decided to have me install a used engine. Th...
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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Suspension arms VIN: 3B7KF23Z2V
Thanks to those who replied. As stated I had performed all of the chassis dynamics that chrysler suggested. The truck had this problem since new but was liveable until plow was installed. We found suspension arms from rancho, ordered them, opened the box, and ...
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1999 Dodge Dakota 5.2L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 937GL22Y1Y
Problem was a bad CKP sensor. I'm used to Jeeps CKP sensors causing stall or no start condition. Now I now it could cause another concerns too. I received the following hints: -to check if distributor is rotated out of position -if ckp is damaged because of ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 8.0L resists shifting into 2nd VIN: 3B7KF23W72
Sorry took so long, vehicle was sent to trans shop. Vehicle was fixed with a new governor. Thanks to all that replied.
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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP40M7P
hello techs this problem vehicle has not been fixed ran compression test on vehicle and vehicle is losing compression as it gets warmer customer declined repair thanks for all the responses david [...]
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L convertor VIN: 1FTDX1862V
After reviweing all of the information that was sent and talking with the customer; the customer decided to go with a Ford remanufactured transmission. The customer was concerned about simply replacing only a few parts on a transmission with 125k miles on it. ...
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1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L shift engagement VIN: 1FTZR15U7W
thanks for the info. evidently there is a common problem with the valve body gasket blowing out. we could see it hanging out more than it should. we are subbing the job out to our tranny guy. thanks for all the help
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L brake pedal VIN: 1FMZU32X5W
Thanks for all the replies, most replies were for vacuum problems, we had already eliminated all these problems before posting the request. We did have 2 very helpful replies suggesting problems with Motorcraft pads being too hard and very difficult to break i...
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMZU32E1X
I had two new keys programmed and the customer reported to have had no more starting problems.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery VIN: 2FM7AS147Y
Hi I would like to thank every one who took thier time to respond to my help request.Thanks to Matt from washington, He sent me a great deal of info. Russ from FL and Cory from WI hit it on the head. It was the alt. even though I had check it with a meter 3 ...
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F9X
Thanks alot all but without the right tools for the job I sent this one down the road. Trouble codes: P0340, P0562, P1211 (injector control presure), P1212 (injector control presure).
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L no upshift to 4th VIN: 1FDWF37FXE
I'm calling this one fixed! I never did find what might be causing the 'burnt wiring' smell, but I did remove the steering column cover and inspect wiring there, unplugged the column wire connectors and inspect them, inspected all the connectors on the left fe...
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 8.1L No Start
Customer opted to have fuel pump and crk sensor replaced. If you compare image [24725] to image [24769] you will see a completely different pattern. I am confident that the new pump and crk sensor will cure the intermittant no start. Thanks to all who took tim... Trouble codes: P0335 (crk sensor ckt fault), P0700 (TCM mil request fault), P1781 (eng torque or mil request fault), U1041 (EBCM loss of serial data communication).
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1HGCE6667S
Thanks to all who replied, especially to Joseph [...]. This Honda starts well & runs well after the new cam sensors (TDC/CYP) being replaced (and the new T-belt is installed as well). You guys are great! dh
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1998 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L readiness cat VIN: KMHCF24F8W
The cat readiness is controlled by the rear O2 sensor. We replaced the rear O2 sensor and still doesn't go to readiness. All of the replies including one from Texas where the car failed indicated that 2 non closed readiness monitors should still pass. We are o...
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1998 Lexus ES300 3.0L high beams VIN: JT8BF28G4W
I was crawling out from under the dash and pushed on the top of the dash pad and the high beams flickered. I pulled the cluster and found the wire that grounds the indicator was rubbed through and touching a metal bracket.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76F1T
Unfortunately the replies to my help request did not yield any fix for this problem. I have checked both switches at the brake pedal as suggested results good.The vehicle will be going to the dealer at sometime in the future I will update when possible as to t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBJF65J2Y
Thank you for all the replies. Yes the K40 is in the ecm box on the pass. side under the hood. The starter relay in internal in the relay/fuse strip. I started with replacing the crank sensor. Of course this had nothing to do with the engine not cranking most ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L kompressor VIN: WDBRN47JX2
did some research,found a company called magnusen products,they claim to br the only factory authorized rebuilder(eaton authorized)they offer a life time warr. as opposed to the 1 year offered by benz.cost was about the same,so the cust opted for the magnusen ...
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2004 Nissan Quest SE 3.5L tire monitor VIN: 5N1BV28U95
thanks for the information . test drove for 5 miles or so and the light went out.every manufacture has there own system and I would like to know how many different scan tools we will all own in the future,just to turn out tire lights.thanks again for the info.
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1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1GHDT13W6V
Thanks to all who were generous enough to share their expertise. We successfully installed the distributor with the suggestions that were given and the customer is happy.
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1996 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4351T
The problem was a loose wiring plug at the pass side rear of engine. When doing the timing belt we had no reason to work in this area, so I surmise that this plug wasn't installed correctly either from a past repair or maybe from the factory. I have no idea wh...
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L dash lights and headlights VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Thanks for the replies, as it turns out what I needed was to remember the basics and not get in a hurry. After checking all the bulbs and wiring to rear lamps we were retesting the alternator second tester. We had the bay darkened so we could see the headlight...
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