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1999 Audi A6 2.8L radio VIN: WAUBA34BXX
Hello to all you Audi gurus out there. I have a slight, but mind twisting problem with an Audi sound system. This car has an issue with the front speakers dropping out at certain times. This car has what appear to be two front speakers and a bass box in the ri...
2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFA53522
Fellow Tech's, I replaced the DMTL Pump based on the code which was a mistake.Now I'm not sure how to test the system. Please provide me with any help you can.I graetly apprecite your time.Thanks ,Nasser Trouble codes: 140 (Output Stage FaultDMTL Pump)
1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 6.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCFC24F1S
This is my truck and it suddenly started belching out a lot of black smoke on acceleration. Mil was on and recovered codes 33, 99.I have vacuum at the EGR all the time and it is opening the EGR when it should not. I think that it should vent the vacuum untill ... Trouble codes: 33 (EGR Controll pressure/ Barosensor circut Highlow vacuum), 99 (pedal position 2 / 5volt ref. fault.)
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L 4wd system
This one really has me stumped. I had a blazer come in with no 4wd. Test showed the switch shorted on the front axle electric not vacuum and the selector switch was also shorted. Replaced switches then went on. Found that the atc fuse was blown from the underh...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTMDU34X6
This Exploder is not fond of the cold. The idle is rough and unstable when below 34* Smooths out after a warm up period. After being run down the highway noticed t-stat was sticking. Verified with temp gun. Engine does not heat up like guage indicates also tem... Trouble codes: 114 (IAT outside of test limits), 113 (IAT sensor circuit open or reads -40F)
1991 GMC S15 Jimmy SLE 4.3L front diff. & transfer case VIN: 1GKCT18Z1M
4 wheel will not enguage - installed new vac sensor - still inop and seems to work backwards with no vacuum in 2wd but has vac in 4wd - still will not lock front axle t case ok and front shaft ok . any help would be great thanks
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKCA31A91
Only problem now is current code keeps returning. Stalling problem is gone. Trouble codes: P0505
1994 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3HN52LXR
This vehicle has low mileage and is well taken care of. The first start up in the mornings, extended cranking and it finally starts. Once it starts,it may die once and then restart right away. It runs very good, no stumble or hesitation, idles and drives good,...
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L Ignition VIN: 1G3NL52M0V
Im not big on GM experince (Toyota's my game) hopefully someone can help me out. Vehicle came in with a broken ignition lock cylinder and worn out ignition key, we replaced the lock cylinder and key, I noticed a security light on the dash came on after the rep...
1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue GLS 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WX52HXX
Once this engine is fully warmed up there is an odd noise in the top end of the engine. Checking with a stethoscope at various areas near the intake manifold it sounds the same. In other workds, I have not been able to tell exactly where it is coming from. It ...
1987 Renault winnebago 2.2L cylinder head VIN: 1WWBB15HF1
Hi all, this Rennault (LeSharo) 2.2 gas engine (i think its same engine in 1986 R18I SPORTWAGON) has a cooling problem. It builds up pressure about 2 times faster then normal cooling pressure at warm up. Cooling circulation is poor and small bubbles comes up a...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1991 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW53LXM
Hi, Pulled the Cam Sensor on the timing cover and brought the cam magnet to the hole. I put a long small screwdriver to see if the magnet was good and the magnet had nothing pulling. I went to the parts house and purchased a new timing set with a new magnet ... Trouble codes: 41 (cam sensor).
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L trans VIN: 2GCEK19R6W
Most of you were correct. The white wire that feeds fuse #20(trans)go to ignition switch. After i took air bag, steering wheel, and column covers off i wiggled the white wire and bingo, that was the problem. Going to drive with bottom column cover off so can g...
1967 Chrysler new yorker 440CID push rods VIN: JH27G0B357
Wow, got a lot of conflict on this one, thx to cole at straightline, he was awesome. 66-68 pushrods used a push rod with a taper at one end, that taper goes down into the lifter, 69-74 used a pushrod with equal size balls on either end.
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire
Thank you for the replies and info. I replaced the timing belt and tensioner, and car ran great at high rpm's. The timing marks seemed to be on with the old belt , but it was loose. Trouble codes: P0335, P0340.
2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7KC26791
Thanks to all the help on this one. We also have a machine shop and i remember some of these Mopar 360 heads coming in with cracks in them. Until customer can spare vehicle, he will bring in later. I will post more information once we get into this vehicle.(au... Trouble codes: P0307.
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
This [...] Ranger is fixed and happy. I found two problems with the HVAC system. One was a plugged vacuum fitting at the temperature control. The other was a defective blend door actuator. I removed the actuator from the heater core box and plugged in the elect...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14212
Hello All As a few of you had replied back there was a TSB pertaining to some of these codes that involved removing upper intake and replacing bolt isolators and plenum gaskets. Also we removed the EGR tube from vehicle and tested the ports which still seemed ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P1131 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Sw Indicates Lean), P1151 (HO2S B2S1 Sw Point Indicates Lean), P1406 (DPFE Downstream Hose Off).
1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L 4 wheel high VIN: 1GKDT13W3T
Once again, the best tool in my shop (iATN) has come through. Most replies were for the encoder motor. This confirmed my testing but aked for guidance on a system I was not familir with. One reply said to get the part from Dorman which was considerably less th...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L AC Evaporator VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Hello Everyone, first I like thank the those who took the time to respond to my post, It was not a big deal,the time given is abot 15 hours plus 1.0 to vac. and charge, I manage on my first time to get it done in about 13.0 hours. As some of you raccomanded to...
1998 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G2FV22G0W
Thank you all for replying. We wanted to replace the intake gaskets, as suggested, the customer wanted to repair himself. So, we shall see. Sometimes the customers can sure tie your hands & feet when you are being generous. Trouble codes: P0300 (misfires on several cylinders).
1989 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3VN66W9K
All replies pointed to the knock sensor wire i was able to confirm the end that attaches to harness was corroded it looked like a sure bet but customer didnot at this time wanted to remove intake and take care of the promblem. I hope he comes back and i will p... Trouble codes: 51 (switch signal), 52 (knock sensor).
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