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1999 Audi S8 4.2L engine oil cooler VIN: WAUGM34DXX
for the 5th time the engine oil cooler is being damaged and oil is getting mixed with the coolant.
1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton truk 350CID Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4C154S1187
Okay, here is the deal. I have this '64 Chevy P-up with an engine out of a 1971 Camaro. I rebuilt the engine, started her up and I am backfiring through the carb, under load. It idles kind of rough and cuts out and will not restart for a day if I let it run fo...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L heater core VIN: 1GNDT13W7X
At this time after we have replaced the heater core and thermostat. The heater core was plugged and we changed the thermostat for maintenance. We completely flushed the old dexcool out of the system and replaced with green. We also used an airlift to make sure...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L oil gauge VIN: 1GNDT13W6Y
This oil pressure gauge is going crazy. When you first turn key to on position, gauge goes to zero. Just cranking it over will start to peg needle well past the 80 it registers. After the motor starts, it stays pegged until you shut motor off and turn key to o...
1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L shifting VIN: 3B7KF23D4V
I have this Dodge 4X4 that shifts way to fast. Its in 4th around 28 mph. Desired and actual govener pressures are equal and alot higher than they should be. Valve body has been changed along with new gov selonoid, pressure sensor, and TFT. OSS and VSS signals ...
2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 3.9L brakes
This truck has had problem well before any service was done,dealer avoided fixing it because he had different size tires (wich have been corrected).Truck at low speeds is extremly touchie and rear tires lock but if you are carefull and do not use to much presu...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L starter VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
after all the above mentioned work done, went to start truck, turned on the key, waited for "wait to start" light to turn off, cranked on starter, at first, starter spins fast, then a few cranks later, the starter seems to lose power and cranks slower, but the...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Steering shudder
We have two of these, both have 4.0 ltr V6, one does this all the time the other only when first started, it doesn't matter if you are standing still or moving, it doesn't make any difference how fast you drive. When you are standing still and the wheel is tur...
1996 Jaguar XJR 4.0L coolant in oil VIN: SAJPN1149T
Car arrived with low coolant light on, pressurized system to check for leak, unable to hold 15lbs .. no external leaks and have clamped off the supercharger coolant hoses... still losing pres. Remove cly. head to check for corroded head .. head and gasket look...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L cluster/windows VIN: 1J4FX58S2V
hi fellas techs this grd. cherok. came with the complaint. all gages go off intermittenly. at the same time also windows go off and door locks click.we found that by removing a module under the dash (under steering)all the above stop working.not sure if this i...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L No Start VIN: WDB2100612
hey mb tech's, this e240 v6 is driving us insane.the customer complaint is that very occasionally this vehicle will not start after a hot soak, but by the time that the vehicle turns up on a tow truck it starts perfectly. the last time the vehicle did not star... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor)
1993 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L Mechanical VIN: JA4MR51H3P
Have been in this vehicle three times now. Started out with water pump. Pump was defective, went back in to replace and noticed that vehicle also had several lifters that were ticking. Replaced lifters and cams as one of them was scored on 3 lobes. The replace...
1995 Mitsubishi Montero LS 3.0L camshaft position sensor
It's obvious that the flange is colliding with the sensor contact on the CSP and grinding it away. My question is when turning the crankshaft by hand and watching the flange turn it does not appear bent. As far as I know there is no way to adjust the positio...
1997 Nissan Pickup SE 2.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD16YXV
Hello all, I have a Nissan Pickup here I'm having some trouble with. Initially, the customer complaint was when backing up, the vehicle would suddenly stall out. It would usually start right back up, but occassionally it would have an extended crank. Also, the... Trouble codes: P1320 (Loss of Ignition signal primary circuit)
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Accessories VIN: 1G2WJ52K7Y
Greetings Fellow Techs, Hoping to get a direction on this one that's facing our guys first thing Monday morning. Got a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix with a 3800 that came to us late last week with a complaint of losing accesories and lights coming on in the dash. Af...
1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L engine VIN: 1G8ZJ5277W
I am wondering if anyone can tell me if I can take the engine out from under the hood. Alldata says you must drop the subframe. It looks like a tight sqeeze, especially with the flywheel for a stick, but I am wondering if this can be done.
2001 Saturn L300 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8JW52R01
Vehicles dash quit working along with BTSI switch. The dash is analog. Car won't shift out of park. I scanned using my Genysis. I get no data from the BCM but I can pull listed codes. Where I'm confused is the scanner will commincate with the PCM but I get str... Trouble codes: B0827 (Traction control diode), U1000 (Serial communication class 2), B1000 (ECU Malfunction)
1986 Subaru GL 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: JF1AC43B1G
fellow members, if you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated. seems like i have tested everything on this car, but still intermittantely runs rough and lacks power. have even disconnected maf sensor and cust said problem is still evident. very...

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1999 Audi A4 2.8L compresser VIN: 1W3X875765
thanks for the help. i recoverd the freon. 1.80lbs. held system on vecuum for 30 min. recharged with one pound only. system seems to be fine. nice compresser engagement and no cycling. in car temp is 37 degrees. not sure why the system is now working properly ...
1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Ignition switch &| Shifter VIN: WBAGJ8322W
As all replies basically stated, We had to replace the Coded tumbler(ordered coded from dealer) and the lock housing itself. Tumbler could only be removed in on postion so we were lucky it stuck in this position. Not a very hard job but it took 4 days for the ...
2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4GP25B92
Hi Everyone, Thank you for all your responses. It turned out there was a ground wire in the wiring harness that was shorted. We fixed the grounded wire and everything seems fine. Thank you to everyone. Jim
2002 Dodge Viper ACR 8.0L module VIN: 1B3ER69E62
the module was the problem i sent it away to get it rebuilt and that took care of the problem. thanks for everybody.
1995 Ford Escort 1.9L Heater Core VIN: IFALPI5J0S
Hello Techs, Everyone was right about heater core. No surprize there. Ran engine for 15 minutes, thermostat in place and rad cap 2000 RPM and when all bubbles at water neck appeared to stop, cap was put back on and temps were checked. Everything was...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Mechanical VIN: FAFP113X1R
sorry i took so long to post,just wanted to make sure this thing is fixed and it is,it ended up being a partially plugged pcv valve filter,replaced filter and problem is gone. pulling dipstick with engine running and noise occuring definately made the noise go...
1999 Isuzu Rodeo LS 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4S2CK58W0X
Thanks guys for all of your help,seems it was the harness to the fuel pump, corrosion. The 'Bulldog' of all electrical problems. A new harness seems to have fixed this and i'll keep my fingers crossed that the problem doesn't return. Thanks once agsain to all ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz E-240 2.4L Misfire VIN: WDB2100611
Thanks to all who replied to the help request, The coil packs where the problem, and the injectors where cleaned for good measure. thanks to all for the help. Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L AC system VIN: 1G3GR62C5V
I want to thank everyone that replied to my problem, this was my first request for help. Everyone asked if we flushed the system,which we didnt. We have fixed alot of A/C systems without flushing, i guess we have got lucky.I bought a flush kit from snapon and ...
1987 Plymouth Reliant LE 2.5L rich VIN: 1P3BP36DXH
thanks greatly to everyone that replied! A new (reman) power module is the fix. the voltage regulator is in this computer.this is the one under the hood behind the battery. NOT the one inside the right kickpanel, called the logic module. I think this is the la...
1994 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L No Start VIN: YSCN68M6R1
Hi All: It's fixed and as most of you (awrench, Joseph [...] for giving me the method for disarming the security system in case that it had been triggered (lock doors with key an...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Noise VIN: 5TBBT4411Y
We replaced the exhaust manifold again, but it made no difference. We smoked the exhaust several times, but have not been able to find any evidence of a leak. As Jamie from California stated, Tundras are known for a peculiar sounding exhaust, a resonance of so...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E23
Sorry for not closing sooner. The customer never returned with the car. I assume the light did not come on again. I did receive 12 replies, several said to check for leaks first & if none were found to replace canister. The canister comes with vsv valve on it.... Trouble codes: P0440 (evaporative emmision control error).
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