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2004 Audi A4 1.8L cradle bolts VIN: WAAUPL58E4
A local mechanic brought this into our shop today. He had to R&R the front cradle for some mechanical repairs. At sometime during the process he managed to strip both rear cradle nuts. I'm hesitant to weld 2 studs as there are several layers on the rail. No wa...
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1992 BMW 735i 3.5L (Anti-Spin Control) VIN: WBAGB4317N
Hey folks! I've got this Beemer here which has been having an issue with the ASC system for at least the last 3 years. This vehicle belongs to me, I purchased it from a family member who bought it used back in November '02 with 116K on the clock from the secon...
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1993 Dodge D250 5.9L Starting VIN: 3DFREFGTY3
hello, I am working on a 1993 dodge 250 4x4. The complaint is "no start" cold only. I varafied no power at coil and no injector pulse during crank, as vehicle will crank good. i then decided to scan the truck and found that all reading for cold engine where go...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L No warm Idle flare VIN: 1B7GL22X7W
Hi Chrysler techs . This vehicle was towed in for a cranks / no start condition . When we got vehicle it started right up. Customer said tow truck driver banged on gas tank & vehicle started.Told customer it sounds like a fuel pump but I cannot verify at this ...
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Customer states that MIL light comes on whenever they put ethanol in this thing. Run straight gas it is ok, put ethanol init and it trips the check engine light. Sorry, I forgot what the code is. But, Has anyone seen this before on a flex fuel vehicle?
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2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Steering Gear VIN: 1FMNU40L73
Let me say that this is an excellent forum and you guys are great. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and any input would be greatly appreciated. This is for all the Ford techs, the problem we are having with this vehicle is that there is poor ret...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Right Front Speed Sensor VIN: WDB2030611
Hi everybody, this C240 2001 model came to my workshop with the ESP, ABS & BAS ON on the display, i checked for codes and found C1102 Right front speed sensor, i orderd a new one and replace it now when i start the engine and move a bit the lights go off but w...
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1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L loss of power VIN: JN8HD17Y1P
I got the vehicle to act up in the shop once when the engine was cold. If I held the throttle at about 2000 rpm the engine would start to die as if it were like running out of fuel. I had the fuel pressure tester hooked up at the time, but there was no fuel pr... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor)
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1970 Pontiac GP 400CID sunroof VIN: 276570P292
Hi guys, I need a gear and 2 cables to repair a sunroof on this car. I've checked the archives,dealers & internet but can't seem to find these anywhere. Anyone know where to locate the parts? BTW this an OEM roof. Thanks in advance to everyone.
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L vacuum actuators VIN: 1GCCT19W0W
Found vacuum switch at transfer case leaking. All actuators and vacuum harnesses were replaced, vacuum reservoir also (full of oil), all systems a-ok.
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1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L gauges VIN: 1B7FL2X4TW
Like i said can't see anything wrong with grounds or wiring, and it won't act up on me again, possible from me removing and installing plug at back of cluster made better conection??? works now cust. took vehicle and I told cust, my next reccomendation would b...
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1998 Dodge Stratus ES 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3EJ56X1W
yes the car is fixed, it appears the car had two problems the timing belt. and the computor had failed. the driver in the ecm was not firing the one coil intermitly.
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L ecm
Overlooked a ground strap which caused the ECM to not communicate with my scan tool. Thanks for all your help I appreciate it greatly.
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L skips VIN: 1FAFP533VO
ok sorry about it taking so long to reply thanks to all that responded clarece was right it was the cam shaft housing worn out
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1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L transmission VIN: 4S2CK58W9X
thanks for all your help and responses; to jorge solos and especially to marty [...] who got it right! the problem was the driveshaft slip joint; it needed to be lubricated and it was causing the intermittent knocking sound. so far so good. no complaints from ...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L heater VIN: SAJHX1746S
Only got three responses on this one but two of them were correct. The heater core was plugged up. Dont know what was inside but after replacing it the heater worked fine. Thanks again to everyone.
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1999 Lexus ES300 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT8BFZ8GZX
I am sorry for the long delay in closing this I have been having as much trouble with the customer as with the car. I recieved a lot of very helpful info on this first and foremost if you ever face these same codes don,t make the same mistake we did and replac... Trouble codes: P0125, P1133, P1135, P1153, P1155.
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM98A6Y
After much further testing we have narrowed it down to the cylinder head temperature sensor. We get erattic readings from the sensor at different temperatures and freeze frame data on the scantool. Sorry for such a long wait but the customer was not responding... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head overtemp protect active).
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2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L82
after fuel pump replaced customer felt that it acted up one time at which point i posted help request. as of to date vehicle is running good no further problems. i received 3 replys thanks for taking your time to respond. joe
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1986 Other European MONDAIL 3.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: ZFFXC26A5G
Thans to all that responded Fix bad connection in trunk. Had 12 volts with voltmeter at Freg. valve, but not enough amps. Voltage drop test most important!! Disconnect the safety electrical connector at the sensor plate with the key on and see if the frequen...
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1965 Porsche 356 1400CC wipers
well this ones finnally fixed! thanks to everyones input, especially howard, frank rupp, and doug for sending me wiring diagrams which i was in desperate need of, and special thanks to frank for taking time to explain the theory on these wiper systems.i'm a li...
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