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2000 Audi A6 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH24B1Y
I've had this car since yesterday, and it has the hard code 0304. This Audi runs smooth when temp is low, but starts mifiring at or about 140 degrees. I went straight into the fix database here and checked out a few things that fixed others like this. There wa... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire on 4 cyl), 0118 (pending code for cts)
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2002 Chevrolet C6500 3126CC No Start VIN: 1GBJ6H1C42
Intake heater wont come on(light on dash wont work either). Truck won't start. Cranks good. Does not have glow plugs, has intake heater grid. There is a soleniod next to the block fuel filter. There is power coming in on the heavy wire. None going out. There a...
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1997 Chrysler Concorde LX 3.5L Suspension? VIN: 2C3HD56F3V
This vehicle has been comming to the shop for regular service for awhile and has been needing the bushings replaced for a long time.After the repair,customer complaint is of a side to side vibration under acceleration between 80&100 km/h.The tires where relace...
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2001 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L hvac VIN: 1B3EJ46X71
alright this stratus come into our shop with a no heat concern, so i checked the basics on engine temp and heater core temp all check good. went and got snap on scanner and in body contrl codes there was a/c blend door input shorted to ground code. checked all...
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L starting engine
Just wondering if anyone ran into this before, ignition key turns 180 degrees, shifter won't move from park, no power to starter solenoid. Tried new ignition lock cylinder and key, same thing. Tried starting with a screwdriver seems like something mechanical i...
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP58S5X
Hey guys, I have this "S" motor that is setting lean codes for bank 2. I have been through the normal ford diag's. The long term fuel trims are 24, cannot find any vac leaks, but am suspecting one anyway. This car drives and idles perfectly. The MAF has been f... Trouble codes: 174 (bank 2 lean)
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1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34EZX
have had this thing in 3xs,same complaint cel,poor fuel milage and idle surches cold(idles from 1500 down to 500 rpms when first started in the am (outside temp 30ish degrees).after 45 to 60 seconds idles @ 12OOISH.HAVE CHECKED FOR VACCUM LEAKS @EVERY VISIT NO... Trouble codes: P0171, P174
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2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FA49S11
This vehicle has been setting this code intermittantly for over a year now. Each time it happens I check for blockages but can never find any so I'll clear it and it will stay off for varying amounts of time. This time it had a P0455 large leak code as well, I... Trouble codes: P1486 (Evap leak monitor pinched hose detected)
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, only at idle in gear VIN: 1J4GW48S91
This one has me stumped. I have'nt been able to catch what I'm what is causing problem. This Jeep only has symtom in gear on decel just when you come to a stop or when you first put into gear. Engine surges for a moment and sometimes dies. I have noticed when ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C250D 2.5L No Start VIN: WDB2021252
As we do not get many diesel pasenger cars here in New Zealand,and especially not many Mercedes diesels I like to ask you people for some help.Car has Bosch in line pump with electronic control on it,but NO sensors on injectors.A few days ago car was towed in ...
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2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L MIL Lamp on, P0507 VIN: 3N1AB51D73
This vehicle originally had a misfire on startup for about two to three seconds after it had been off for anything over a few hours (more noticeable overnight). We eventually found a slight head gasket leak to the #1cyl. which would cause the miss on startup. ... Trouble codes: P0507 (Idle speed control system RPM higher than expected)
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1999 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH528XX
Customer complains about service engine soon light on always.We checked for codes and only the P1336 code came up. We are using a snap on scanner no info. on this code can we find.vehicle runs good shifts good anybody seen this before?We can clear the code out... Trouble codes: P1336 (CKP System variation not learned.)
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L Unknown VIN: K73U716283
It looks like TC clutch does not get unlocked/ disengage when vehicle is is stopping. It feels like some extra pull on engine while coming to stand still. No DTC logged or no engine stalling. This doesn't happen everytime but sometimes only. Any Idea ??? Regad...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride Height VIN: WA1YD64B92
Looks like the LF Air Bag is leaking. It will be replaced the next time the car is in for service.
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1989 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L low pedal VIN: 1GNCT18Z1K
Well guys and gals, the customer is still driving the truck as is. The pedal does not fade, it's just lower and there are no leaks, so he is going to drive it until something breaks. I suspect that it's the porportioning valve assembly that's gotten out of adj...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Tahoe 4.3L speedomter VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
A big THANKS to all! when we got time we removed the PCM and DRAC uints for access to the connectors. It was suggested that they may be corroded. We unplugged the connctions and they looked very clean. Then we hooked up the Vantage and Fluke meters to the corr...
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1997 Chevrolet K2500 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1GTGK29J2V
Thank you all for your help. The techs at the dealer felt that the #8 cylinder, although had good running compression, did not build pressure as fast as the other cylinders. They bore scoped the cylinder and say that the intake valve has looked abnormal and fe...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Drivers Door Power Window VIN: 1FMRU1760W
First of all thanks to everyone that responded to my cry for help. The problem was when the vehicle was in reverse or drive the power window lost ground to the switch. What really happened was someone installed an aftermarket alarm system in this vehicle and w...
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1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L steering wheel/ front end VIN: 1FMZU34XXX
Hello all to all that responded. I haven't personaly fixed this problem, but from the responses I got , air in the P/S system was the problem. I contacted the owner today and they said the shaking, Vibration has almost gone away completly. Thus driving the Exp...
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPF17L0Y
Sent truck to dealer because dealer had replaced pcm a few months ago. They verified my findings and have ordered a new pcm. Why this one didnt last is anyones guess. I really expected to find a wiring issue due to past collision however turned out that wasnt ... Trouble codes: P0112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1112 (Idle air temp circuit), P1000 (incomplete).
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L security system VIN: KNDJB7239Y
Sorry, but I haven't had time to find the cause of this unintentional alarm trigger, but I did find that the most common causes of alarm trigger were the door switches and hood switch. Steve from Florida advised that if I unplugged the hood switch, the rke wou...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L camshaft VIN: WDBFA66E7M
thanks all for help.i lapped the few valves that were leaking and reassembled the engine replaceing guides/chain/oil pickup.started first try and is running fine with the exception that mixture control unit has one cyl running lean.fattened mix till customer h...
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2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5L battery VIN: 1N4AL11D35
it's me again. This one took a while but it's fixed. I had to drive this vehicle with a volt meter hooked onto the battery for a few days. The problem was the alternator would quit charging without any changes to the guage on the dash. When this happeded the v...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.1L Cuts out VIN: 1W36TW457H
hi all due to the customers money cit.vehicle sits till she pays up some on bill boss doesn't want to get stiffed since she got the car free i going to call this a fix all replys but one were for injectors not ohming out to spec and shutting down ecm drivers h...
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1993 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L heater core VIN: 1G2NE5PM5P
Thanks for the info, I had to remove center console to gain access to the insulator cover. Top half of the console has clips and the other half has six 10mm bolts and a clip for the shifter knob. Heater hoses are molded and had to buy at dealer. Refilling cool...
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N8V
The problem was the ignition module pack, which the vast majority of the responses mentioned as the most likely no-start cause. One response gave detailed handing advise which said that the module should not be stored upside down and as a precaution, should be...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Glove Box VIN: 3VWCD21Y94
Well...first rule is...install the lock cylinder barrell CORRECTLY...here's how its done...orient the cylinder tit/cam at 3 o'clock as the cylinder is being installed...push till it snaps in..now when the key is in the lock, the normally open position is 12/6 ...
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