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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Radio VIN: WAUZL64B9Y
This audi has has very very bad AM radio reseption I removed the radio and pluged in a different antenna and AM was good. So what would be my next step? Antenna is in back window and I cant get the rear tray out to find the power amp or the point at which the ...
1998 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Charging VIN: 1G1YY32G8W
Well car came in as a no start, checked battery no good replaced battery car start and charging at 14.1 volts about ten min later charing system now at 12.1 not charging any more. I replaced alternator and system charging at 14.1 volts, message center said cha...
1995 Dodge Avenger ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4B3AU52N8S
Hello all, and thank you in advance. This car came in running very poor, and stalling. At the time the car had a check engine light. I scanned for codes, but don't remember the numbers. One code stated no cam signal, and the other was an EGR problem. Tried to ...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, No Power VIN: 1FTCR14A4R
Vehicle returned two weeks after timing belt with a low power complaint, starting imediatly at start up, and worsens once warm (closed loop). We noticed that vacuum did not recover during heavy acceleration, found TSB on intake and bypassed, vehicle seemed to ... Trouble codes: 111 (Cont), 111 (Cont), 111 (Cont)
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L 1-2 2-3 3-4 shift VIN: 4F1FF14Y0R
this truck will shift ok BUT most of the time is very hard shifting which will snap your head back. Trans history is it was rebuilt 25k miles ago story goes. Any ideas???
1994 Ford Aerostar 3.0L engine
i have changed the two head gaskets with two heads because the engine was flood with water and the heads were cracked.before the job,the engine ran good.after the job it has a rouh idle and surging some times.i had made the job perfectly.no vacuum leak,plugs a...
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDXF46S32
this f450 started cutting out and forcing o2 sensor lean about 40 mph. put a fuel gauge on and sure enough went to about 5 psi. replaced fuel pump and now has pressure. but when you go down the road at wide open throttle it starts too buck and jerk at 65 mph e...
1990 Honda Accord LX 2.2L no spark or fuel VIN: 1HGCB7659L
Car will not start.Found no spark or fuel.Distributor checks okay .Checking main pgm relay relay checks okay itself but getting no trip signal from ecu to relay.Not sure if ecu is bad.There is power to the coil.
1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Motor Mounts
Sorry I know this post is out of the ordninary but this is one of those jobs I just have to fix for him, just trying to clean up or atleast make this mess work better. Here are the problems I am having: The rear motor mount will not line up, seems as if the mo...
1995 Mitsubishi Diamante LS 3.0L compressor/belt VIN: JA3AP57J2S
customer came in complaning of a belt squeal. I adjusted belt tension and checked all pulleys for play and binding. Everything was fine so I replaced the belts. The noise went away until I turned on the A/C. I could see the compressor pulley stop spinning as t...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: JN1CA21D0T
hi everyone this is my first posting for help.i apoligize ahead of time for any errors on my part.this veh came in,complaint was no power wont go over 30mph.we first checked back pressure/ok less than 1.5psi.made sure egr wasnt opening up/ok.i did find when ve...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L no power VIN: 1N6SD16S8V
what i beleive i have is not enough timing advance, it advances when there is no load on the engine but only 5 deg or so under light throttle, could this be a problem with the dist or a computer. any help would be apptreciated.
2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L Condensor fan VIN: 5N1ED28T3Y
I wish everybody have a good week-end cause I'm not; the vehicle I'm married with belongs to my dear friend and the problem is the electric condenser fan will not engage at all. Fuses all good, fan relay is new, ECM reconditioned from dealer. Originally, the v...
1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L radiator fans VIN: 1G3GR62C1T
Came in overheating radiator fans were not running.I can manually turn on fans with scanner.The scanner shows coolant temp sencer is working properly.Is there something else that tells the fans to come on?Why is the computer not turning them on? Thanks
2003 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Radio Speakers VIN: 1GHDX13E42
I have my personal van here. It is the premeire edition with the dvd/audio built in at factory(just like WB edition Venture). With just the radio on there is no sound out of speakers. Radio seems to be working as far as tuneing it & clock. Seek or Scan buttons...
1994 Saab 900 S 2.3L Saab Information Display (SID) VIN: YS3DM35B5R
This is for the Saab Techs. The SID is blank. The "info display" appears on the dashboard but the SID is blank. Customer states it "just happened". I have checked the wiring, fuses, etc. and can't find any obvious cause. Also, I have checked to make sure the "...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWB21CXXM
Hello from waterlogged maine. we have this 99 vw new beetle in the shop thats giving me more gray hair than i allready have. it runs very poorly, in fact is not even driveable. when we first looked at the vehicle we noticed that the cat was rattleing,so we rem... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304
2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47062
Hello Friend This 2002 VW Eurovan Camper with a 2.8 Liter Automatic came to my shop with a Check Engine Light ON I Road test the Van and it seem to run fine, the costumer say that the Transmission seem to old back on take off sometime but fine after that he a... Trouble codes: 18032 (Mileage Call Up Circuit ON Active), 01192 (Torque Coverter Clutch Malfunction)

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 Acura Vigor GS 2.5L ABS Light VIN: JH4CC2560R
A special thanks to all that offered assistance. To those that directed me to the 6 pin connector under the passenger seat you were dead on, however I did not have the factory tester. I resorted back to the blue 2 pin connector which on this vehicle was locate...
2000 Audi S4 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
hi folks , well I did what I really hate to do ... send this one away .We could tell it was misfiring on all but 1 cylinder (#2) but we could not tell why .MAF was ok ,coolant sensor made the car run a little better but did not resolve problem .I have a sneaky...
1999 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Keyless Entry VIN: 1G6KY5495X
Thankyou for all the response; I admit that this particular vehicle was unusual. My mechanic failed to mention that the vehicle battery was discharged overnight. The car lost all communication for the keyless entry. To access the IPC (RKE)was not in the climat...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GNDT13W4T
Well , I wanted to wait a bit to make sure this one was fixed ,it took two weeks for this vehicle to FINALLY show us a pressure under 44psi (fuel pressure) and actually not prime after a stall (all along putting out good waveform) I simply refuse to throw part...
1999 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1JC1245X
sorry for the delayed response. i haven't heard back from the customer and its been really busy. however before i gave back the car, i went for another test drive and noticed that the command to the purge solenoid only started with vehicle movement. once the v...
1995 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B4GH44R7S
customer did not want the repairs, but the flywheel is broken
1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.3L gauges VIN: 1P4GP44RXV
iy was the bcm as some of you sugested. i removed the cluster to no avail. thanks for all who helped;
2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T 3.5L low flow? VIN: 2B3HD56G92
First off, thanks to all that responded!!! Yes the port in the block to the t-stat was blocked, we made a mistake when putting the head gaskets on, the head gaskets have a left & right and put them on the wrong sides. WHOOPS! Since the vehicle acted the same w...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L coast clutch
As we were the 3rd shop to have this one and after about 6 rebuilds by 3 different techs (?), the customer is ready to write off this ranger. it has over 200k on it. if he decides to continue, i'll let you know. thanks for all of your help. i hope we can all l...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L fluid VIN: 3FAFP13PX1
Howdy Folks, My customer and I are very greatful for all the usefull suggestions regarding storing her cars. Basically a composite of the suggestions I recieved includes: 1) Add stabil to fuel, and mostly fill fuel tank. 2) Either place plywood under the tires...
1997 Infiniti J30 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JNKAY21D0V
i have to close due to the customer not returning. thanks to all that replied Trouble codes: 443 (evap purge valve circuit), 325 (knock sensor circuit).
1991 Mazda Protege DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JM1BG2252M
Thank you Larry [...] for giving me info Mitchell didn't. I played with this piece for 4 days worth of spare minutes. I was sure it was a maf issue but part is worth a lot of pizza deliveries for this kid. When I had gone down the block to borrow a lab scope (...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L pulse module VIN: WBDHA28E5V
thanks for the help. finally tracked the problem down to a faulty pulse module it took the customer nearly 3 weeks to return so that i could locate the problem and then after finding it they declined the repairs said it was to expensive to fix. again thanks fo...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L ckp sensor VIN: 4A3AB76S14
thanks guys wire ran throught the cover. i apprecieate it as usual
1995 Nissan Pickup SE 3.0L signals, emergency flashers VIN: 1N6HD16Y2S
removed original flasher and jumpered the pins and operated signal lever to find that flasher was indeed defective, replaced with a Tridon/Stant EP34, both emergency and turn signals now working properly, Thanks for the info from all that replied.
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L Hesitation VIN: 1G3AJ55M9T
I want to think everyone who took the time to reply. Most had mentioned the MAF sensor. This is something I had already cleaned & scoped before posting for help. The problem was the knock sensor. Brian was exactly right with his comment. This car had a slight ...
1991 Toyota Celica GT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2ST87F2M
After much debate and thought, the customer declined any more diagnostic time. She decided to give the car to a friend of their family. I really wanted to find this problem, but I was way over the original hour that had been originally billed. I guess you can'...
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
I've been turning wrenches almost 40 years and thought I've seen it all. This one is a first. The last tech to put brakes on this ladys VW replaced the vented rotors with solid ones. It wore a 1/4' ridge on the top of all 4 pads. At first glance the pads looke...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Unknown VIN: 3VWCA21CBX
Summary of the replies I recieved was a majority suspected the Compressor, next was Drier (moisture) then a coulple of other possibilities. Well Customer returned to the shop on Friday, explaining that on the Wednesday when he left the shop, the A/C was weak a...
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