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1999 Audi A6 2.8L warning light VIN: WAUDA39B9X
Hello, this car came in with amber abs light on and red brake warning light flashing. When I apply park brake red light goes solid. visually checked complete brake system, appears ok. checked with OTC Genysis , screen reads no codes stored. Not real familiar w...
1989 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L steering wheel VIN: 1FDKF38G06
hello i have a 4x4 350 with a dana 60 frt axle . the truck has a severe vibration @ 35 mph with or without load on it after hitting a series of bumps ( wash board ). i have inspected the frt end . i am not sure on the correct way on checking ball joints on thi...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTHX26M3K
H i This truck has a no start condition when warm and sometimes cold, always cranks and is mostly intermmitant. So we have not duplicated this problem but the customer has obsurved a few things The glow plug relay is clicking and the pump solenoid is also clic...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Transfer case VIN: 1FTPX14524
Customer complaint was that when the transmission is cold, it would make a loud bang once or twice at low speeds. He tried to shift it into 4 x 4 & the shift indicator would show that it was in 4 x 4 but the transfer case did not shift. We scanned the transfer...
2000 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.5L Hesitation VIN: KMHWF35V2Y
customer states car jerks when accel,drove car,when shifting gears(5 speed)car has large flat spot and jerks slightly then accelerates ok,would swear it is early opening of egr(car does not have one)cranks sensor leaking oil and wires frayed(replaced)air mass ...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L Trans Lite VIN: 4S2CK58W1Y
Clean car in good shape, maintained well and not abused. A/T fluid & filter service approx 1 year ago. Trans was very clean and fluid level set correctly. Trans works and operates well. Recently trans lamp has started flashing, with no change in correct trans ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 4 -5 shift VIN: SAJFA01N11
Good evening Jaguar technicians everywhere.I am having a problem with this Jag transmission which is really a Ford unit.Cold it shifts fine, after approx 100 km (60 miles) if I kickdown to pass or even slow down to a stop and take off the car will not shift in...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L coil failure VIN: 1J4GZ78Y8R
hope a jeep tech can help. customer towed in with faulty coil. replaced and new one lasted 250 miles. customer stated coil was replaced at dealership 6 months prior(of course after my coil failed). i have checked failed coil vs. new(both napa) ohms.(primary ha...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM53S5T
Hello to the many techs who are smarter and more experienced than me. At 52 yrs of age I have fixed a lot of NO STARTS, but this vehicle has been a challenge and after over 20 hours of diagnosis and testing I find myself FATIGUED and not able to see the forest... Trouble codes: P1650 (PSP Switch out of Range), P1518 (IMRC stuck open)
1996 Saturn SL1 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZG5280T
96 Saturn SL1 L4 1.9L [...] Mileage - 105135 DTC P0172 We have the above Saturn with a reocurring DTC P0172. Basically, DTC P0172 will set if the average long term idle and cruise fuel trim cells are 101 and the current short term fuel trim (STFT... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich)
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L remote key fob VIN: WEJDU39822
Hi, IATN members. I have a female customer, who just got divorced. Her ex took the spare keyless entry when he left. She is concerned he may enter her vehicle some day without her consent. She stll has her keyless. My question, is there a way to reprogam her k...

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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Convertible top VIN: WBABB1317M
Of the replies I received I tried the following: Check fuses 4, 21, 25... with both top motor drives disengaged, disconnect top control unit, close top until tensioning bow is upright,(back window portion of top) reconnect top control unit, push switch to lowe...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Air Bag Code VIN: WBAAR3342Y
This one is fixed! As most replies stated, there is an explosive disconnect for the positive battery cable end during a sufficient crash event. It is possible for an someone to push the positive cable back together and get the car running again. But air bag co...
1999 Dodge Stratus 2.4L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X2X
Turned out the no start and miss were two separate problems. Corrected the miss by replacing the original spark plug wires. The no start was caused by fuse #8 blowing in the morning. That fuse feeds three circuits- starter relay, fuel pump relay, and ignition ...
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7KU28C63
The 7 replies stated in essence that unde 1000k miles should be under warranty, need to check fuel supply on low side and scan the vehicle. The jist of the post was that the owner had been to the dealer several times in the past and was FED UP with the dealer ...
1997 Eagle Vision ESi 3.5L poor drivability VIN: 2E3HD56FXV
thanks for reply. i bought the tool and it fixed it's problem. but why they have to build car like this. this is the one of the reason that more technician prefer to fix japanese car.
1966 Ford ac cobra 427CID Surge
thanks for the replies, i realize these are rare and not too many have experience on these. turns out the venturi size was too small( they are replaceable too).all the info i got said the idle circuit takes you up to 3000 rpm, so i was jetting the idle circuit...
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No fuel, no spark VIN: 1J4GZ58S1R
Just finished this 'project'. Thanks to all who replied. All suggestions were excellent and much appreciated. As we continued to performed additional circuit testing, we found that the vehicle has massive corrosion in most of the PDC and fuses, (vehicle from O...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Compressor VIN: WDBEA30D3L
Thanks to all the techs that replied. Most all said the relay is marked MAS which is near the battery close to the hood hinge. Also thanks Steve for the more detailed info
1998 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CAZ1A6W
the problem was a miswired harness! this car had been to two other repain facilitie before coming to our shop. worst,a used car dealer owns it, they are good guys, but buy as low as possible, knowing these cars have -problems and want to fix them cheap.a perso... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor), 450 (evap system), 1105 (map/baro).
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