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1997 Audi A6 2.8L Transmition VIN: WAVGC84A5V
Customer complains thar no previous problems existed. The vehicle was run out of gas, filled up. Check engine light was on and vehicle now shifted verry hard. I pulled codes on vehicle and got a verry long list as follows: Trans: 00545 and 00526; Engine: 17612...
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2000 BMW 330Ci 3.3L Stereo VIN: WBABN520XO
Hallo,having bad month(2nd time asking for help in a week).This vehicles stereo has very bad interference when rear demister is switched on.Car has aerial in rear screen.We replaced the "choke/surpressor/splitter"(3 pins,fairly small black box like unit on rig...
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1987 Chevrolet 3500 /1 TON 6.2L glow plugs VIN: 1GCHD34J7H
Hello to all. The Hose Co. I belong to picked up this 1987 chevy Ex Army truck to use as our Brush Fire truck. Along with the long list of problems we have had is a hard starting problem. It began with the Control circut board being bad, I replaced that and ev...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS Sport 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JH12F12
I have spoken with GM TAC 4 times and we are both out of ideas. (case # 8671320) I do not want to throw a PCM at it. BUT P0105 keeps resetting within 1 minute of a steady cruising speed over 70 mph! All pin fits, wiring and both tps and map sensors test ok and... Trouble codes: P1005
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1D7HU18NX2
dont know where to go on this one , have checked engine temp , checked o2 sensors to make sure they cycle , checked map reading ,no indication of vac. leaks .truck gets 290 kilometers on a tank of gas , thats about 175 miles on a tank of fuel , wow glad its no...
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wot intake popping VIN: 1FMRU1767W
Experiencing "popping" in intake between 1/2 and full throttle ONLY WITH ENGINE SPEEDS ABOVE 4000 RPM. Very much sounds to me like valvetrain issue. Remember the popping a small-block Chevy would make when it had a flat cam? That's it, except only above 4000 R...
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1989 Honda Accord LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1HGCA5534K
Car idles at 1,500 to 2,000 rpm all the time even with idle screw backed off. The fast idle unloader seems to be working as it gets vacuum with warm engine and you can unplug and see linkage move. No obvious vacuum leaks. What am i missing?
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1999 Kia Sephia 1.8L Transmission VIN: KANFB1214X
When starting out above 1/4 throttle opening, the trans will sometimes shift 1-2 and then back to a 1-3. (while holding throttle steady) At highway speeds (50 and up) car seems normal once it has gotten into 3 or 4th gear at a higher speed. A laymen could mist...
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2003 Kia Grand Pregio 3.0L Engine VIN: KNHTS73223
This vehicle (3.0l diesel van) is in the Dominican Rebublic. Friends bought it new. Recently on a drive the engine overheated without any previous symptoms and at 25,000 kilometers it stopped running and was towed to dealer for inspection. They partially rebui...
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1995 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1GK12E7S
HI, thanks for reading my post. Have code P0402, excessive egr flow. Freeze fram data show code set at approx. 2600 rpm , 38 MPH, 38% load. I've looked things over and see nothing amiss. With the engine idling, I applied vacuum with a hand held vacuum pump and... Trouble codes: P0402
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Stall VIN: 1GCCS1444W
this vehicle wont act up for me, I have ran a lot of tests with no luck. At this point I have released it back to the customer, if I get it back for the fix I will post it again...Ken Trouble codes: P0335, P0341.
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Idle Air Control Motor VIN: 1G1JC5241Y
Some suggestions were to test wiring so I did and it was good. I bought a replacement computer and installed, but no start due to anti-theft system! Had to swap the old one back in and told them to take it to the dealer with the new computer to have it reset f...
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2000 Chevrolet S10 2.2L master cylinder VIN: 23NREKJSHN
hey guys thanks for help this was an easy one just one turn clockwise and master cylinder was ready to come out.
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1995 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.0L No Start VIN: 4C3AU42Y35
Well as I figured this one went back to basics. I went to his antique equipped shop in his backyard with a whole carload of diagnostic tools. Fuel pressure was ok. Installed a spark tester and injector noid light, no spark and no pulse. I figured it was a cran...
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1997 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Pedal VIN: 1B4GP54L5V
About 50% of the replies were possible air in the system with the rest being possible dump valve leaking by. Jim suggested removing the lines into the Hydraulic control unit to confirm the dump valve leaking by (It felt like a leaking master cylinder). After p...
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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L tachometer VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
thanks for all the replies, heres what i found out. with multimeter on rpm scale pull the clear plastic lense off instrument panel and pull out tach if you get correct rpm with meter on the signal pin the tach itself is bad. installed used one from junk yard (...
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2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L door gasket, window channel VIN: 1FAFP34382
Sorry guys but this car needs a body man. I was asked if vehicle had a sun roof. No it doesn't . The dealer that tried to fix it didn't indicate what was done and no one was able to give me any answers. The gasket looks good but the owner is planning on changi...
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1995 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L Engine starting VIN: 1GKDM19W4S
Of many help responses, the most helpful and probable was that there were crossfires happening inside the distributor cap and rotor. I recommended to the customer to have these replaced but they don't have the money to get it done and are putting it off indefi...
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1992 Honda Civic DX 1.5L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2HGEH2353N
Thanks to all the help out there on this driveability. After I sent the PCM out for repair the folks informed me of the cicuit that was at fault and it was the IAC circuit. Put a new IAC in and the repaired PCM and it was fixed. The tip I received were great. ...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C250D 2.5L No Start VIN: WDB2021252
The most common reply was airleaks through fuel line O rings.This system has plastic fuel pipes with rubber kind of O rings at the connection ends.I ordered all O rings and replaced them.It fixed the problem!Customer even reckons car runs better than ever befo...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
I got four replies to my help request, which I appreciate. However none of them led me to the root cause of the problem. I had a fairly strong feeling that the traction control module had failed, but I was hesitant to throw $700.00 at the car to prove my theor... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS sensor A LF/B LR), P0605 (CAN ACEL. for RD RECOG ABS VSS SNSR), 038 (can comm disturbed traction control), 134 (can comm disturbed traction control).
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L speedo VIN: 1G3NL52E32
Hi thanks we found a wire end at the round main wire harness not making contact so we replace wire end. the wire was for speedo not reading at the computer thank for all t help
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1998 Saturn SL 1.9L turn signals VIN: 6589473232
it turned out to be a ground problem ernest hit it on the spot thanks again guys.
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