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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: WAUBA24B1W
Hi guys, i got this 98 audi customer concern oil leak. we found oil leak on the driver's side area by the timing cover, So we installed new T-belt,water pump,new Camshafts seals, wash the leaking area & seems fine, a week later the car came back with the same ...
1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Cuts out VIN: WBAHE6321S
hello all, i got a bmw 540i causing a headache. while driving notice vehicle cut almost completely out anywhere above 3000 rpm's, yet if you keep it under 3000 rpm between shifts you will never experience a problem. i am unable to get any data stream on this v... Trouble codes: 1221 (oxygen sensor circuit)
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L TCC Solenoid VIN: 1G1LT53G6M
I confirmed that the TCC solenoid operates normally until the vehicle is driven for about 20 miles at 60 mph, which brings the transaxle oil to normal operating temperature. Upon deceleration to a stop, the engine shudders and stalls. This can be avoided by sh...
1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDM19W2X
This astro came in as an engine job. As some of you may know the body has to come off on this job to access engine. After swapping engine from another 99 silverado VIN W engine code, it is now a no start. Fuel pressure and volume is in spec. Will not run on ca...
1953 Chrysler New Yorker 5.4L wiring
This vehicle is equiped with a 331 hemi engine and automatic trans. What I need is a wiring diagram for the engine. Especially the area of the coil and carb wiring. I know that I have this diagram some where as I worked on the car a few years ago and did have ...
1998 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L inop. cluster, ABS lite on VIN: 1B4GP44G1W
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I want to relay as much info. as possible. Vehicle came to shop with customer complaint of "gauges just quit working" (no tach.,speedo.,fuel,temp.and PRNDL indicator) are all inop. also dash lights flickering when exterior light...
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine pushrod VIN: A54A408121
It's time for the comedy show, folks. I hesitate to post for all of the laughter that may ensue. But with trepidation, I'll unfold my tragedy to you all: Things are going along fine as I replace my glowplugs with eight fine new Motorcraft ones. I am on my last...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L o/d light off VIN: 1FMCU24XXS
can't get the o/d to work. the o/d dash light on this explorer blinks on and off indicating the o/d is off. pushing the button on the gear selector does nothing. usually when the button is pushed to disengage the o/d the light comes on in the dash and stays on...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2424X
This van has me pulling my hair out. Vehicle came to me after another shop couldn't solve the misfire. Scanned vehicle and initally found misfire codes for cyl 4, 5, and 6 on bank 2. Test drove and noticed engine slightly missing at idle in park and it gets mu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0306, P0305, P0304
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57412
This vehicle is a family friends car. I do not have an access to a scan equipment to give me more accurate readi ngs. Our Nissan Consult will not read the data from Ford vehicle. Original problem with the vehicle was that the motor will idle well but will not ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 GMC K2500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GTGK24R3X
Truck Runs Great No Miss, But Has A RPM Serge At Idle In Gear only. (Drive Or Reverse) It's Worse In Reverse. At This Time We Have No Codes Or MIL Light
2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNRDRO7Y21
This car came in about 2 months ago with mil on&no drivability complaint.Found [...].checked IVTC(intake valve timming control) sensor&circuits-found no elec.problem ,I removed sensor&found sludge buildup on sensor.Cleaned sensor,cleared codes&drove veh.-p... Trouble codes: P1110 (intake valvae timing cotrol pos. sensor / solinoid)
1989 Isuzu Trooper LS 2.6L No Start VIN: JACCH58E7K
Trooper had a small crack in head, drove and ran fine. Installed a re-man head and could not get it to start, cranks OK. Changed ends on battery cables and found cables melted (both). Oil pressure wires are in + cable shield and are melted, wire exposed. repai...
1993 Mazda MX-3 1.8L Excessive Emissions, rich VIN: JM1EC4247P
Hi Techs i am working with this 1.8 mx3 that runs rich all the time tail pipe is black, o2's read rich on both banks .9 volts. I have searched archieves with no luck, both coolant sensors measure ok .45 and 3.1 hot, MAF is a bit off value 2.1 volts spec is 2.6... Trouble codes: 16 (egr position sensor), 17 (no change in o2 sensor), 24 (feedback system problem)
1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L CV joint? VIN: YS3DD55B8V
Vehicle has a vibration under slight load at 65mph+ (steering wheel rotates) but NOT until 65mph. at 55 mph, NO vibration under load. no vibration coasting or deceleration. immediately disappears at full throttle or decel. CV joints? / ignition timing?
1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L code stored VIN: WVWMA63B5W
This car has code p0501 vss range/performance. Using vag-com I checked data block 5 field 3 for speed signal it stays at 0. I checked instrument panel module and I have a signal there. I checked the comfort module and have a speed signal there. I performed ac ... Trouble codes: P0501
1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1JA8758M
Customer states car stalls once in a while. After five minutes it will restart. It sounds like the ignition power circuit goes open. He says that the radio dies and the key will not turn the engine over only that he can hear the key in ignition chime ? Of cou...

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1996 Acura TL 2.5L left high beam VIN: JH4UA2646T
Cust has not come back as of yet. I will call this a fix, Fabio from Mississauga again has help out. There is a cold solder conection inside the DRL module that breaks. He's had 2 or 3 in his shop since my last post. Anyway the DRL is about $160 can$ and is wo...
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 7.4L fuel guage VIN: 1GBJK34J6W
All of the replies contained some helpful advice. End result was I had spent enough time and different methods trying to get the guage to work and without any success, So I could not justify any more time and I also could not guarantee the customer a reasonabl...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L rapping noise VIN: 1G1JF12T6Y
I dissasebled the trans, found some broken thrust washers which kept the chain in line. I also replaced the chain and checked all the clearances and end plays. Once I was sure all was well, I put it back into the car and tried it. The trans worked great, shift...
2000 Chevrolet Cavalier Z24 2.4L engine noise VIN: 1G1JF12T6Y
The only reply I recievce was from Mark who said he had prblems with water pumps. I started the engine and listened well with my stethascope, and was able to rule out the bad waterpump. It could never be so easy for me. I decided to remove the oil pan and look...
1993 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3L water pump VIN: 1C4GH54R7P
I would like to thank everybody for taking the time to answer my help request. most of you talked about a TSP out there from Chry. talking about a shield for the belt tensioner and also using a OEM tensioner. Well I have ordered the parts and when they come in...
2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Cuts out VIN: 2C4GM68495
thanks for every body who send me advices..unfortunately the sympton is so intermitent that it is imposible to fight against it.One of you sugest me monitor the level of fuel at the time the symptom ocurrs.That was useful,the customer reported it happens again...
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L belt noise VIN: 1B7HF16Y1V
Hi: we took another look at this problem and found the clutch fan engaging on and off with the hood open and a cold engine. we replaced the clutch fan and so far so good. I guess the bearing is bad and the heat from it spinning is enough to make it engage. whe...
2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L SRS (Air Bag) Light VIN: 1B4GP443X2
Hello Everyone, IATN has helped to fix another one. The clockspring replacement was the fix. We were stumped that we had cruise & horn operation, other clocksprings we've replaced before did not have those operating. Many thanks to Glenn [...],...
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HA18N22
Even though I never got the LDP to fail the test its the only thing I could think of to change again. I replaced it again with a new one and drove the truck for several days, all ok thanks for the reply's. Trouble codes: P0442 (evap leak).
1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L frt brakes VIN: 1FABP35X6K
Hello all, Thanks to all who replied and offered help. To clarify, this Tempo has the X pattern setup, frt left and rear right, frt right and rear left.It does not use a typical proportioning valve but pressure reducing valves for each rear brake. There are 4 ...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEEIINXL
Thanks gang for all your help! 5 out of 15 replies were, and I quote: check the fuel switching valve on the frame, replace the fuel tank check valve, check the selector valve, check the fuel tank selector valve, consider the tank selector valve. It made sense!...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L whistle noise VIN: 1FTCR15X3T
Thanks for all the replies. The IAC was the trouble. It was hard to condem because it was working properly. Thanks again.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L unsure VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
Thanks to all who replied! Received many ideas to try, but the customer took the vehicle, lives out of town and has not returned yet for diagnosis. Once again, thanks for all your time.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
It was the MAF Sensor!!! I had cleaned it before, It cleared all parameters so I did not suspect it. I changed it and had the cust drive for a couple of days. They came back and told me it was fixed. Thanks again to this great resource and to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean B1), P0174 (Lean B2).
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68HX3
First the fix. It needed a PCM. Replies were magnet fell off, I think this one reads holes in cam. Alternator, checked it both DC and AC and it was in specs. Common sensor return, there are 8 sensors that use the same return so we disconnected all but CHT beca... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circuit).
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire
well the fix was to replace the coil tower, as all of you said. i could not see any cracks or carbon tracking but i replaced tower and skip went away. from now on when i put plugs in one of those its gettin a new tower. Trouble codes: P0300.
1994 Toyota Camry XLE 3.0L Speed Sensor VIN: 4T1GK13E4R
Hello Toyota Techs, I have fixed this vehicle. I am going to give you the road map to how I got there. First, I would like to thank the respondents to my help message for taking the time to give me the insight to the fix. Now, on to the fix. As with any re...
2001 Toyota RAV4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTEHH2OV31
All replies were excellent we told customer cylinder head would have to come off and also suggested oil pump replacement! Customer declined and said he is going to purchase new car maybe he will change the oil on new one! Learned alot on this one! simple set u... Trouble codes: 1346 (vvt circut), 1349 (cam crank sync).
2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, hard start rough idl VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Recieved alot of information, everyone said to replace the bridge. That seemed to solve our 380 code. However the glow plugs only stay on for about 2 seconds (max). With generic scan tool, we cannot access coolant temp, or fuel temp or set pump timing. The car... Trouble codes: P0380.
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