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2002 Audi A4 1.8L engine noise VIN: WAULC68E52
Hi Gentlements ! This is the first time we've that problem with 1.8t engine noise.It's kind of intermittent & when it was there ,we can locate at rear camshaft adjuster or chain. The one on the back at firewall. Everytime you start the engine the noise is ther...
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1990 Buick Skylark 3.3L Cooling Fan/Engine VIN: 1GYNM1YN0L
Hello All, have a puzzling problem with this vehicle. This engine seems to hold the heated coolant apparently too long. I know, you'd think a thermostat would solve the problem, but it has not. I have replaced this thermostat about 4 times within the last year...
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2000 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2GNBJ18C6Y
confused in alberta. the vehicle is hard starting cold runs rough cold.. vehicle starts even harder and runs worse and will almost stall when it is up to temp or hot.190 192 deg. f. maf 7.38 g/s cold hot 4.45 g/s o2s1 780 mv. cold 95 to 780 mv hot and is switc...
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1992 Dodge B250 3.9L Oil dip stick tube VIN: 2B7HB21X1N
This van was brought in with a blown engine. The customer had noted the dipstick tube was broken at the attaching clip. Chrysler no longer services this tube and according to my dealer, it only fits 92-93 V6s. The dipstick itself is still available. Any ideas?
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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FALP6536S
Car towed into shop as no start condition. Verified and repaired no start condition. Timing belt jumped a few teeth causing valve timing failure. After re-installing timing belt, started engine and idled. When reving up engine heavy knock noise heard on de-cel...
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1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Cuts out, Stall, gauges go out VIN: AW34E56TGG
I have a cherokee that cuts out and turns off the gauges and other related components as it gets hot, the pcm gets realy hot and the car stalls, asd relay also turns on and off, you can hear it. The Pcm was replaced for a rebuilt unit and it seems to be doing ...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L market not set VIN: SALLPAMJ3V
HI TEAM THIS VEHICLE CAME IN WITH NO RADIO, AIRCON, CIG LIGHTER ETC. AFTER SEARCHING IATN DATA BASE ,WE TRACED FAULT TO BECM. WE FITTED A NEW ONE AND NOW RADIO AND AIRCON ETC WORKS FINE. BUT CAN NO LONGER STAR AS THE "MARKET" NEEDS TO BE RESET. wE ARE APPROX ...
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1991 Lexus LS400 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: JT8UE11EXM
lexus tech/when the car is cold is shift fine/when it heats up after 10 min the car shift from 1 to 3 gear and the od light blinks code 63 solenoid valve2 open or short,i removed the pan check the valve ok,at the same time the engine pings,it shift ok manuel i...
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2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2HX54K32
Rough start at times when cold. Scan showed 2&5 counts misses. I Did fell a hard miss a few times when cold. Snap thorrtle 2&5 counts whould start for short period and clear up. Checked secondary spark and seem to have lean miss for 2&5, Short spark duration a... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi miss)
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1997 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S3BG6852V
Scan produced the po303/304 and 341 codes. The wires were replace and the misfire codes have not reappeared. At idle there is no response to killing cyl's 1 and 4. #1 plug is loaded with black soot, have not pulled #4. #1 compression is about 200#. Po341 will ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304, P0341
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2000 Toyota Celica GTS 1.8L Cuts out VIN: JTDDY32T2Y
Attn toyota techs. A celica with more that 1 problem. I just don't know were to go... Fast and furious celica came in with run w/no power and could just about make into bay under its own steam. We started of by checking for resticted exhaust (removed)and fuel ...
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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Surge VIN: WVWCB515ON
hello techs; this volkswagen surges real high + low only when cold , runs new after engine warms up . the 2-sensors on top of thermostat [coolant ] have been changed.not sure on testing fault codes. novice on this veh. tia. tf.
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L Misfire, Surge VIN: 1GCGK24R4T
I recieved 4 replies, one guiging me toward O2 data and one toward a possible fuel problem. Customer is happy with the truck as it is running, says he really can't notice what I am feeling. Scanner has working on all other vehicles since, so I am left to assum...
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1988 Chrysler New Yorker 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1C31234358
thanks for all the help and advise,most said check cat, timming, check for damage since it was stolen, we even went and did a injector flush, incase injectors were pluged and also hoping to see if it ran better.. BUT stupid me,, not thinking filled the injecto...
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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B7GL22Y1X
Thanks to all the help I received. They were all great suggestions and after all reading them all and doing a lot of reading in the archives I decided to put a Chrysler O2 sensor in front of the cat converter and this brought down my NO PPM from 975 PPM to 315...
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEF26H0L
thank you all for the infomation sent about my misfireproblem. befor i could get started on it the owner decidednot to have the truck repaired. he decided to sell it as itwas.
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1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L starter VIN: 1FTJW35F7S
problem was fixed with replacing starter, i also opted to replace alternator, along with all 3 factory ford battery cables(cleaned the grounds areas as well). starts like a new truck!!! thanks to all who responded!
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDXE47F6X
There are some good suggestions and info. I will add more comments to this help request after rechecking the vehicle. Charles from CA and Matt from Wa. gave me some quick 'basics' to look for with sensor function. Nick's reply has a valid point when it comes t...
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2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L buzzing noise VIN: 1FMYUO3181
Sorry about not posting sooner.The customer hasnot returned the vehicle to me for more testing .If she does will add comments on fix
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L comm VIN: SAJAV87777
thanks Guy's the IDS software does not include all of the modules for the 6 cylinder cars. the Jagurar PDU scanner helped out all the modules showed up on this scanner.
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1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L transmission VIN: SALHV1245L
thanks for all the replies-removed pan and found a bunch of 'sparklies'-owner is going to try to locate transmission on his own
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2030611
Hi, all techs: I got 14 replies, 6 of them suggested me to replace acceleration pedal sensor. As their instructions, I replaced acceleration pedal sensor 5 days ago.until now the car has been operating properly. So I think the cause is acceleration pedal... Trouble codes: P0221.
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2003 Mitsubishi Galant LS 3.0L Air box VIN: 4A3AA46H63
First off thanks Guys ! Once I finally got the top of the dash off I was able to see why I was getting nowhere. I got the bar loose and was able to leave the wiring harness in place by getting a helper to catch the box. I lifted the bar back and up a bit from ...
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1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: 9119310274
Hi Guys thanks to all reply's . The problem was a faulty coil, we imported a new one from the USA and now the cars goes well. Thanks again
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1999 Saturn SL2 1.9L radio VIN: 1G8ZK5272X
Dear Fellow Techs. THanks to iatn and you another problem fixed.Though not life or death saturn believes these radio codes are a matter of national security. The replies I recived were to contact wwwradiocodes.com to get a code.also I recieved the correct code...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K9W
Thanks all,was the vsv,on the solus can see the egr pid flicker back and forth with on,off,the bad vsv,bench test showed stuck,cleared code test drove and saw can see egr pid stay on when cruising,and the moniters run for the egr,good repair,now to fix a 96 su... Trouble codes: P0401 (innsuff egr flow).
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