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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on, abs VIN: WAUED68D3W
This Audi came in running bad and all warning lights on dash on ie abs and check engine.We did a scan and well my snapon scantool started to smoke for all the codes for the engine. Cleard all codes and restarted engine all codes came right back. It still had a...
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M4V
THIS TRULY IS A CLEAN LOW MILEAGE VEHICLE WITH 28867 MILES. I picked up vehicle from customer's house. Vehicle(cold start) started intially and then appeared to be running rich with excessive black smoke coming from tailpipe. Customer stated vehicle was runni... Trouble codes: P0300 (random cylinder misfire), P1106 (map sensor circuit intermittent high)
2001 Chrysler Voyager 2.4L No pedal response VIN: 1C8GHN477Z
Hi all First of all, i apologise but i had to lie about what this vehicle is so i could post. This is a European vehicle. In the dropdown menu's there is no option for 2.5ltr CRD ( common rail diesel ) and also no manual transmission option. These fields are ... Trouble codes: P2120 (Acc pedal position sensor 1 ckt plausability with brake switch)
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3B7KF23D4V
This Dodge came in with a no start. Owner removed fuel filter and housing was low on fuel. Installed but not corectly. I installed new filter and shut off solenoid. Bled fuel system repeatedly. The truck started and idled rough then cleared up and idled for 5 ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 5.2L p0753 VIN: 3B7HF12Y2X
Truck intermittantly sets trans codes and has no power like it is starting out in 2nd or 3rd gear. Always gets code p0753 (shift solenoid A), sometimes sets p1765, and p0743(tcc electrical circuit). Wiring tests good and passes wiggle test. We replaced the sol...
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...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L cooling system VIN: 1FDKE30G5S
This vehicle came in with no overheating problem. After upper and lower hose replacement lower hose is a two piece design. It has a short piece that goes from the waterpump to oil filter adpt. and from there to radiator. It now only can run for about 10 minute...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L pings on accel VIN: 1FTDF1767V
we have this 1997 ford f-150 and on accel it pings we checked fuel pressure, checked fuel filter, repalced MAF sensor cleaned out plugged up egr passages, but still pings under load has anyone had this problem and what did you do to correct the ping thanks in ...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X3V
Customer had towed to shop with a no start condition? checked fuel pressure none was found. tested voltage at fuel pump in tank none found.checked under hood at power dist. box and found the 30 amp pcm fuse blown disconnected fuel pump wiring at pump in tank a...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
Hello Fellow Techs,I have a strange problem.On this 4.6W motor i have replaced the plug wires.About 3 weeks later came back with clyinder #3 missfire found plug wire boot had been arching replaced wires under warranty.About a month ago customer called said it ... Trouble codes: P0303
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)
1996 Nissan Quest GXE 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4N2DN11W3T
Vehicle came to shop with customer complaint of running poorly. When first diagnosed customer had not explained only happening when hot. If vehicle sits and is cold when you start and can even drive for about 15 miles, no performance problems. After it has ran... Trouble codes: P0325
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L windows/radio VIN: 1G3WS52H91
Hi Gang- we have a problem child here. The client states that when it is below 40degF the radio will intermittently not operate. When this occurs one or more windows will also not operate. When the car warms up than the windows and radio will operate fine. The...
1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2WH54T8N
Car came in on a hook. We pushed inside and found no spark. Replaced crank sensor and car started but ran very rough. Found two bad injectors so we replaced all injectors with new boush ones. Then we replaced plugs and plug wires. Car was much better but #6 cy...
1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1.6L right front backing plate VIN: 1332485630
good looking bug belonging to a long time customer, I first saw this car 3 months ago when it came in for an evaluation after the body had been "restored". mechanicaly this car was a disaster having spent years working on these cars when they were new it was a...

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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L tcc VIN: WAUBG34D8X
Thanks to all who replied, I have the computer ordered that one member suggested, also have a ZF convertor ordered, after more research on 'rebuilding the unrebuildable', I have to agree that the only convertor to use with the 'captive clutch ' design is a fac...
1996 Buick Century Custom 3.1L engine VIN: 1G4AG55M2T
thanks for all the replies customer ask us to clean head area and smeer some sealer to the head gasket area i know it will not work put oh well Iam not paying the bill, thanks so much for the responses some have not seen this problem and fell it is the oil pum...
2000 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4.6L no start, no guages, nor door locks, no power wind VIN: 1G6KF5792Y
First I would like to thanks all that replied. One other thing I forgot to mention was when I had gotten the car that Friday, As I was working on it I could hear something clicking in the passenger compartment. Turned out the noise was the drivers seat trying ...
2000 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Unknown VIN: 0125401254
I would like to thank David [...], for there replys. Yes I did have to remove dash to replace heater core . did this Sat. Should stick to fords.
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L steering VIN: 1GCEC14T9A
we replaced steering pump and solonoid on back of pump. used gm steerig oil. thats it repaired problem thanks for replys.
1953 Chrysler New Yorker 5.4L wiring
Thanks to Daryl [...] for his offer of help. And thanks to John Seeba for the actual diagram. Seems there are two different diagrams. According to John there is a 12 volt car and a 6 volt vehicle. New to me as I was under the impression that Chrysler for '53...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14T2G
Turned out to be a bad distributor the mounting plate for the rotor was wobbling around and shorting out so no high rpms. The tranny shop had done it work 3 months prior so it had nothing to do with them. As I stated in original post all sensors had been check...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L door ajar light/interior lights VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Although I had several thoughtful responses, most people said to spray the latches with WD40 and slam the doors a few times. I don't think slamming the doors with oil in the latches would help when I have already tested the system by removing the switch connec...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTSW31FXY
thanks for replys, the oil in this truck was low and dirty, so changed oil and filter replaced icp sensor in front of cylinder head drivers side cleared code and it took care of problem.
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L internal? VIN: 1FAFP53295
Thanks to all who replied and sent information. Armed with the info that we recieved we refered the customer to a local trans shop, where it was indicated to definately be internal and would require removal. Then we recieved a call from the wrecking yard that ...
1997 Hyundai Sonata GL 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHCF24FXV
As it turns out the fix was a bit more basic than expected. The customer had told us a long story about having put a head on the vehicle and then replacing the cam sensor twice because in the initial test drive it had died and developed the running problem tha... Trouble codes: P0340.
1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHX1742T
Thanks again group! The fix was a new MAF. A couple of the replies stated to check the wiring and intake boot of the MAF. I yanked out the MAF and found it full of sand! The screen was coated with leaves and trash, and the MAF sensor tube looked like it had be...
2001 Mazda Protege ES 2.0L airbag VIN: JM1BJ22651
Thank you guys for your responses. The problem was the pin connections at the airbag module. Even though they looked good they were making a poor connection. I was able to find it out by ohming the 2 pins right at the module(driver airbag & side airbag). (airb...
1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L timing chain VIN: WDBEA30D3J
thanks for all the help decided to replace motor instead of repair thanks again don
1996 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2P4FP2537T
After all the replies I have fixed this voyager. I had 2 things wrong. The computer had some water damage and the timing belt was off by 4 teeth. Talked the customer into letting me pull it down and check it over. Replace the belt and idler pully. Could not fi...
1988 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX5437J
Thank you all for your advice. You are all truly professionals and that is what I like about this site. Problem in deed turned out to be a bad timing chain. If it hadn't beeen for the tensioner she probably would've fell right off. Replaced and all is well. Th...
1989 Saab 9000 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3C15812K
Thanks for all the help. Apparently there is some bad info out there on these vehicles.Of the responses I got, some pointed me towards a crank sensor or the EZK module, neither of which this car has. It seems the difference is the fact that it is a turbo(which...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1SF63531
ait fuel ratio was the fix. was telling ecu car was running rich when it was not. thanks to all who replied you were correct. its good to know we arnt alone when we need help. Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank one.).
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