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2001 Audi A4 2.8L interior lights VIN: WAUZZZ8DZ1
hi, i got this audi s4 and the interior lights do not work. on occasions the red led light stays on the drivers door I have tried to scan the car but it does not work it appears serial data had been jammed. I beleave it is the comfort control modul does anyone...
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L compressor clutch VIN: 2G4WB52K2X
check engine light is on 1 code "evap pressure switch code" reset comes back on . tested comp clutch relay power on 2 of 4 terminals, no power to high side cycling switch, has no low side switch under hood. my question to gm techs is were is the evap pressure ...
1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W7T
vehicle will crank but not start when cold. i have to spray a little bit of starting fuel to get it started. also upon hard acceleration vehicle hesitates and mil is flashing. pulled code po300--random missfire detected . unfortinately good fuel gauge is not a... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire detected)
1997 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L s i r VIN: 2G1WL52M5V
I got this car subbed to me from a Chrysler dealer w/a code 1061 "lamp driver shorted?". After testing w/service manual I substituted the module located beneath the passenger's seat.Code 1061 is still there.I tested (as well as I could understand)and could tho...
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.7L Engine Lifters VIN: 1D7HU18D13
A customer of mine is looking at buying a 2003 Dodge Quad cab 4X4 with the 5.7 l Hemi Engine. The engine sounded fine when the customer brought the truck in for me to look over. However, after the truck sat turned off for approx. 25 minutes I restarted it and ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L valves VIN: 1FAHP55SX1
This car has had a great maintance history, customer is very anal about oil changes every 3k mile etc... came in check light on for p0306 cyl #6 missfire, checked miss counts had only a few for cyl six and no other cylinders were affected. however i looked in ...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP34PX2
i have a focus that will stall as soon as you put it in drive,reverse or second gear. but if you put it in 1 st gear it Wont stall. so i thought it might be the neutral switch so i replaced it. no change except now it stalls in first gear i hooked up t...
1999 GMC Jimmy SL 4.3L reverse VIN: 1GKDT13W4X
This GMC came in with a whinning noise in drive and reverse. I removed and dissassembled the trans. I found the front pump worn out. I replaced the pump and overhauled the trans. The noise is gone now, but i have a deleyed engagement into drive and reverse at ...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH9693R
hi!fellow brothers.hope ya'll can help me here.this car i have here failed's a is new,needs pcv.i ck'd the purge solenoid vantage says it should have duty cycle warm at idle.if not to raise idle.well when i first hook the vantage to th...
2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
customer brought vehicle in with a complaint of "running hot" we checked with a pressure tester and it went to about 20# and still climbing, so we drained some of the coolant and performed a block test , which it failed immediately. we pulled the head and sent...
1998 Lexus GS400 4.0L camshaft pulley VIN: JT8BH68X6W
Can someone tell me how to remove the camshaft pulleys on a 1998 lexus gs400 with vvti? I am trying to replace the seals because they are leaking and cannot find any information on how to remove the pulleys.
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L transmission VIN: WDBEA30D1L
I am working on a 90 model 300e that will not come out of 1st gear. Reverse works fine. One time before I put in reverse clutches and seals in the front pump and forgot to reinstall the nylon seals on the shaft of the pump and it did the same thing as this one...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L stuck in second gear VIN: WDBGA57E2S
This car is in good condition 145,000 Km or 90,000 miles It is not an electronically controlled automatic gearbox : it is 4 speed auto that starts in second gear unless you shift to " B " first gear to hold the car while going downhill or else ... I test dro...
1990 Other European Mondial T Ca 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFFK33A4L
Have this high Mileage Mondial Cabriolet that has check engine light on Bank 1-4 I have verified the oxygen sensors are working properly, has new wires, spark plugs, and fuel filters, has new air fliters and no vacumm leaks. I have checked and cannot find any ...
1998 Plymouth Neon High Line 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1P3ES42Y2W
This one is killing me. The cylinder 4 misfire is a constant. I think the other misfire was number 1, but it showed a small amount, compared to number 4. I checked fuel rail (no dirt). I swapped injectors (stayed on number 4). Tried known good coil. Swapped pl...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Ignition Switch VIN: 1G2NE12TXT
Customer complained the key was stuck in switch and dash lights stay on. When car came in shop we could not repeat problem. Everything worked correctly. We adjusted shift cable per Alldata info and found that one of the 2 switches that contact brake pedal was ...
1982 Porsche 928 4.5L fuel gauge, speedometer VIN: WPOJA0920C
speedo and fuel gauge inop, cannot find enough info on alldata, where is speed sensor located? did verify fuses are ok any related info would be helpful thanks
2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4L clutch VIN: 5TBJN32151
customer said clutch was slipping and wanted to have new clutch installed upon inspection clutch was burned and close to rivets installed new clutch and truck will not shift into gear replaced slave cylinder truck still will not go in gear removed transmission...

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2006 Acura tl 1.0L unknown VIN: 1FEMB1WE12
Thanks for SOME of the replies. many suggested 'tool and equipment forum' was the place for this kind of inquiry. thank you but BEEN THERE DONE THAT before opening this request. there was/is lots of info there, i just wanted some more info/opinions as i feel m...
1989 Honda Civic 1.5L Clutch
I decided to try a new cable first. Took a few days to order one and get the customer back with the car. After putting the cable in the customer called to say it was a big improvement and it felt 90% to norm but still grinds for reverse. I told him that I'd pr...
1998 Honda Prelude 2.2L Surge VIN: JHMBB6247W
I want to thank every body that helped me with their sugestions. Philp from China, Robert [...] from Utah. I d...
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHWF35H92
Sorry for any confusion from this ECT problem. Hyundai did have the correct ECT sensor/sender(PN 39220 38030). We recieved the 1st and 2nd wrong part from World Pac(parts usually recieved quicker than dealer-so I'm told). World Pac, Hyundai and Kia had listing... Trouble codes: P0118 (ECT sensor voltage high).
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S2DM58W4Y
Thank you to everyone who replied. The crankshaft reluctor ring was different on the crankshaft sent to me by the extended warranty company. It was about 1/8th on an inch further from the ckp sensor than the original. I pulled the crank out again and transfere...
2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L display VIN: WDBUF65J63
Dear fellow Techs: Thank you for your help.I was unable to fix this car.Customer is going to dealer. Most replies said the problem was in rear S A M module in trunk I inspected but found no fuse or connecter problems. the next course was to replace and this wo...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3N1CB51D51
We called nissan dealer, shop foreman saids, alot of problems with ecm, due to it's install near firewall, this is the one with a drain tube, they seems to have problems with them. the sensor is reading about .8volts and the ecm is seeing 1.15volts plus, so i ...
1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L intake manifold VIN: WPOCA2986W
after changing the oil separator,oil is no longer sucking into the intake manifold.thanks for all the help
2001 Saturn SC2 1.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1G8ZY12741
First, I want to say Thanks to all of you that tried to help me. When I told the customer that we were going to perform some test on his car that could involve the switch of some solenoids and that one of them could be damaged, cousing the problem, he refused ...
1995 Toyota Corolla 1.6L No Start VIN: JT2AE09B9S
As all of the replies stated the coil was the issue. Replaced with a genuine Toyota along with spark plugs and PCV valve. Car purrs like a kitten again. One of replies said to check KV but I did not have my KV tester with me but tried when I went back (forgot ...
2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2KH470XY
Sorry for the late close. We ordered a new throttle body and received the wrong one. When we finnally got the right one, we installed it re-cal'd it and the problem was gone. Again iATN was the fix. Thanks to all who took the time to reply. Ed [...] Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle Control Adaptation at limit VW 17990).
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