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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUCA88C7S
Hello all I have this 1995 Audi Quattro 90 CF AFC engine 2.8 liters that is in need of a fuel Pump, got power to the pump but pump don't run I remove the top cover, also the electrical connector, the 2 Fuel line, remove the cover on top of the Gas tank, also...
1995 BMW M3 3.0L Instrument Cluster VIN: WBSBF0328S
Had this BMW get towed in for no start and dash inop. Battery was bad so I replaced it and moved on to the cluster problem. The cluster hasn't been working a while I guess. Nothing works on the cluster, except for the speedometer occasionally. I checked all my...
1995 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Misfire VIN: WBAEF6324S
Misfire is there precisely during warm up. After engine warm up the misfire lessens. more noticeable under slight load approx. 2000 rpm's. Trouble codes: C050, C049, C013, C087, C0171, C0169
1999 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
I preety much explaind it all in the above response Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L frnt axles seals VIN: 387KF26Z3X
hello everyone, this 99 dodge ram r2500 p/u needs, 2 front axles seals.the one who recommended it dont want to do it and so the other techs.i was voted to do it,what do you think folks,i'm i lucky.i want somebody who been there than these kind of job how to do...
2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Hesitation VIN: 1B4H328N2Y
Thanks ahead for checking this one out. We are getting an intermittent code reading that the tps readings and map reading are not in sync. Every time we check it out both sensors are reading fine and the truck is not acting up. Customer says it will jerk and s... Trouble codes: P0121
1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L MIL Lamp on, code 98 VIN: 1FTCR14TXK
Hi All Thanks for taking a minute to look at this. I am a Dodge guy but could'nt pass up this truck, it was a real deal. Any way I had to dig out my old otc4000 to pull codes. I have a (HARD code 98) That is all it will tell me and I don't have any info on f... Trouble codes: 98 (hard code)
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L interior courtesy lights, exterior cab lights VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
did a check on headlight switch, as well as all 4 door switches, no corrosion, wire neat and connections appear clean
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L cam follower VIN: 1FTRE14W92
Hello Guys, let me start by saying Im not an Engine expert. I do driveability electrical and A/C which is how I got this. This van came from another shop that stated they couldnt figure it out, however now I see they didnt try too hard. This is the story I got...
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J46W4B521
I'm a former Ford tech now working on everything. This jeep has a cam sensor code in memory and works fine now. I have seen this on Taurus 3.0L 12V engines where the sensor drive overheats and causes problems in the sensor. Are these engines prone to this as w... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam signal not received)
1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L cruise control VIN: 1070441206
hello once again!! calling all mercedes guru's we have a 1980 450sl here that the cruise is inop on customer said it hasnt worked in years. The tes procedure from alldata calls for a special tester is there any way around it? stop lamps are working fine but th...
1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L compressor VIN: WDB1070421
This is actually a 500sl with the inline six cylinder. There is no a/c compressor engagement at all. I can jumper the comp and works ok. I have converted system to 134a and system has enough 134a. There is no power to pressure switch at the receiver drier. I h...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L hazards electronic suspension VIN: WDBFA68FS1
Dash switches inop. Hazards, rear headrests from front switch suspension and a series of switches all on central dash.
2000 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3N1CB51D4Y
Hi group! This car is way over fueling as we can see what is coming out the tailpipe.We have pulled the pcv valve and it makes no difference. this car will not idle. We pulled the egr and even disconnected it from the exhaust.Fuel pressure and quality have bee... Trouble codes: P0175 (Fuel system too rich bank2)
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass GL 3.1L cooling fans VIN: 1G3NB52M4X
The customer complained of overheating and a puddle of coolant on the ground. The puddle was found to be from purge and not a leak. Cap was tested, found bad and replaced, but purge continued. Coolant found to be purging due to engine overheating at idle becau...
1990 Toyota Pickup 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT4BN93D6L
This engine stumbles hard with light acceleration especially between 17-26MPH either in 2nd or 3rd gear (manual Tranny). If truck is driben (letter 'b' as in begetable not working on this keyboard) a little hard, problem will neber happen. Only with bery light...
2000 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L brake pedal VIN: 4T1BG22K2Y
Customer carefully drove car in w/ nearly no brake pedal after customer installed new pads and installed m/cyl and bled system several times. We inspected system and rebled from m/cyl down to abs to calipers to wheel cylinders. Chked bolts, slides, hoses, wear...
1994 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: 3VWANO1HXR
This one is acting up intermittantly. Some times it will only run for 15 seconds and then die. I got it to do this once or twice, plugs are still firing when this happens. It acted like it was losing fuel. I replaced fuel filter, though it was not plugged. I p...
1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1LW5716S
Good Morning, We have this Volvo with a start up problem. When the engine is started it will high idle and then run very poorly for a short time, lots of black smoke fropm tail pipe, then like you turn a switch it will clear up and run smoothly. Whe it is run... Trouble codes: 534 (Powerstage D)

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1986 Buick LeSabre Estate Wagon 5.0L accumulator VIN: 1G4BR354XG
Thanks to all who replied. I actually found several and when I tried to pay, the transaction was followed up with a 'sorry its out of stock and discontinued'. I converted it to a standard booster and master. Only modification was enlarging the hole on the link...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L abs VIN: 1G6KD54Y2X
We checked and cleaned all of the connectors at the module and replaced the driver side harness according to a service bulletin we found. Customer has drove it for a few days now with no problems. Thanks to all that offered help to us. Bill
1993 Chevrolet Astro CL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDM15Z6P
After cleaning up the linear EGR port the vehicle ran fine. As for the scan tool reading of -[...] F I am pretty sure that is an error. Some of the replies agreed that the vin Z engine does not have an IAT or MAT sensor. I am not sure why it is showing up ... Trouble codes: 32 (egr malfunction), 43 (knock sensor).
1994 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban Silverado 5.7L unknown VIN: 1GNEC16K4R
Thanks again guys. An experienced trans tech and I tore down the trans. The shell for the sun gear was the initial cause. Alot of metal in unit. Gonna need alot of hard parts. Probably better gettin a unit from GM at this point.
2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L dual a/c control unit VIN: 2G1WH55KO1
Thanks to all who responded-everyone was right on-we evacuated the system-was low by 10 ounces.After recharging to proper level all vents reported 40 deg air.Prior to recharging there was an 8 deg difference between drivers and passengers side vents.Car is fix...
2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L engine VIN: 2B3HD46RXY
Thanks for eneryones help,but cannot start this car without diconnecting the camsensor
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck ST 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D6WU38C84
Thanks for all the help, it turned out as suggested to be injector bleed off. I used a special tool to block individual injectors and it turned out to be two, no 3 & 6. I had to use a 3/16 ball to block one of the injectors as there was no change in pressure w...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34H8L
Turned out the heater core was leaking on the pcm, which is located under it. Now it makes sense, said he noiced coolant on the pass side in the morning and was going to bring the van to the shop at the end of the day, thats when it died. Thanks for all the re...
1994 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: JHMEH9693R
I ran some lucas intake cleaner through a vacuum line and cleared all the carbon in the intake passages.Thanks to all that replied.I will continue to help everyone i can.Iatn is awesome.Thanks again.
2000 Honda Accord EX 3.0L alternator VIN: 1HGCG225XY
Got the car in front of me now, and apparently someone's had this alternator out before. The bracket was stressed because the main mounting bolt wasn't tightened properly, just like it says in the TSB. Thanks Victor, and everyone else who responded.
1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Stall
well i had to let this beast go i didnt get any useful info on this lots of posts were the same old stuff check this replace not a parts thrower hopeing somthing will stick i checked everything i could think of with no sucess i talked to owner and to...
2001 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: JMA1TA2219
Sorry about the late post. The customer never returned to get the car fixed. A lot of you said to replace to intake boot, which i wanted to. Others said about the intake gasket being flipped the wrong way. I did check to see if I could have put it on the wrong...
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fueling problem VIN: JN8DR09Y72
Gentlemen I have been waiting for the owner to drive enough that she needed more than one refill to check the repair. It turns out this system has a backfill valve that if not working properly will not allow the system to vent. The info I have ( shop key ) d... Trouble codes: P1444 (p1446-), P1446 (p0452-), P0452.
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3NL52M3V
two replies said to test circuits to instrument cluster this confirmed power. scan tool showed data being sent replaced cluster with used unit and it fired up did passlock relearn cleared codes and problem cluster only fits 97/98 thanks to all for th... Trouble codes: P1573, P1629, P1641.
2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L compressor VIN: JTEHH20V72
We don't have this one resolved yet. I ran out of time for testing. Customer needed vehicle, may take to the Dealer for further diagnostics(just bought vehicle from said Dealer). However, I was able to do some additional testing: I have a signal from a/c swi...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L blown rad fan fuse 40 amp VIN: 3VWSE69MX2
Thanks guys, after testing fans isolated were at 25 amps. replaced module. Tested fan circuits for 2 days with ectnsive test drive and idling times. No more problems thanks again guys.
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil VIN: WVWPD63B53
Many confirmed a possibly high oil pressure condition does in fact happen, but that the oil coolers themselves sometimes just fail internally without any other problems. Turns out that Mann has made a bad batch of filters. These are the larger screw-on ones ...
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