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1999 Audi A6 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD68D6W
Audi Tech's I need your help. Car came in after sitting 9 months, would not start. Low compression/flooded scenario. Customer stated car slowly began starting hard and over time refused to start. I have ran into a few of these, but this one has more issues. As...
1992 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L starter VIN: 1G4HR53L4N
hi teem i got this car in with a no crank i check to see if i was getting a siginal to the starter solenoid, there was none i jump the solenoid to make sure the starter was good. using my troubleshooter from my scanner it instructed to unplug the two wires goi...
1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KY529XT
96 CAD seville STS Crank no start pdl flashing,security flashing vehicle may no start. Radio and heater controls are not working. No cummunication with scanner with BCM are ECM. Checked power and ground feeds performed security relearn. I have no key fob for v...
1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.1L High Idle VIN: 2G1WW12M3T
Start and drive car, put it back into drive and RPM up around 2000 (varies). The next time it is fine or not. Bidirectional IAC motor with tech2, sometimes I could not drag the RPM back down, when that happens the IAC counts would stay up. At one point it pinn...
2004 Dodge Ram 3500 ST 5.9L turn signals VIN: 3D7MU48C5G
Turn signal moved to left and right side will blink at times. When lever moved to right, at times it will click behind cluster with no turn signals on outisde vehicle or indicator on dash lit. Can not duplicate problem but owner has mentioned several times. Bu...
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L engine VIN: IFTCR11XXM
Truck over heats, but only while driving. Heats up quicker if you turn a lot of corners. Will not over heat sitting at idle no matter how long you leave it run. Has had a rad flush - heater core flush - new thermostat - new fan clutch. Very little heat inside ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTWW33F4Y
hi techs, this one is a strange one. after it gets up to operating temp,it starts loping at idle,seems to run fine otherwise,idle speed is ok.changed fuel filter,no help.checked codes and had a p1209 and p1211.while idling i unplugged the ipc sensor and it idl... Trouble codes: P1211
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L runs fine VIN: 1FTSX31F62
Diesel Techs please help. I have a 2001 7.3 liter diesel with a very wierd sitution. I have diesel fuel mixing with coolant, as you drive fuel pushes its way out of the degas bottle. The fuel is raw fuel. The vehicles runs starts and runs fine. Any ideas are a...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L abs VIN: 1FAFP40432
Vehicle came from another shop with ABS Light on. Code set was C1165. Tested and came up with a bad RR Speed sensor as it was out of specs (ohmed at 1635 ohms and specs call for 1830-2760 ohms). Cleared codes and road tested and light comes back on. Noticed RR...
2000 GMC Yukon Denali 5.7L spongy/soft brake pedel VIN: 1GKEK63RXY
I suspect that I have air in the brake system somewhere. The brake system has been bled several times by myself and in the past at this shop by previous technicians. I have no way of pulsing the abs unit with a scan tool and the shop dosen't have a power bleed...
2002 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Differential VIN: 1GKDT13S52
now i have code co379 and this envoy still doesnt have 4x4 operation, i replaced the transfercase shift control module and reprogram with update, due to code c0550 and no communication. now i have communication and the 4x4 lights are working but now i have a c...
2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22981
hey guys, looking for alittle help if you can. I am the second person involved in the car. This is the story I recieved on it. Car was in a body shop and repaired. ran fine according to the manager. The customer opted to do some mantaince on the car at the sa... Trouble codes: P1362
1990 Isuzu Trooper S 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: ACCH58E5M7
Hello everyone, I have this Izusu that came in with a blown head. I replased head gasket and it took care of the overheat and coolant leak. The problem is i cant get this darn thing to run right. It surges at idle and cuts out on accel. And i cant get the time...
2000 Mercedes-Benz ml270cdi 2.7L Hesitation VIN: WDC1631132
Hi All, vehicle came in to me with a blow up past no 1and 2 injectors also all warning lights on dash,Engine not reving over 3000rpm.Before doing anymore i took out both injectors cut new seats in head and on injectors replaced copper washer//seal .still at th...
1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L brakes locking up VIN: 2P4GP44ROV
Hello out there I have this 1997 grand voyager all four wheels are locking up over a hour test drive then you can break the lines open at either the master of the wheels and the wheels free up you have to crack open each bleeder at every wheel. then once they ...
1996 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52T5T
Hello, First let me apologize for the limited info. I am trying to help a very poor friend get her car fixed and I am in a different city. Ever been there? Also, I am a big rig tech and I only work on cars (mostly Fords) on a limited basis. My question is thi... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank one)
2002 Saturn L300 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1G8JW54R32
Hi All, 02 Saturn L300 came in for engine miss, MIL on. Cust says may be due for tuneup (86,000 miles)"book" says spark plugs are good for 100K. Replaced spark plugs (from dealer-OUCH!) and replaced dirty air filter. Spark plugs showed their age, but didn't... Trouble codes: P, 0301 (miafire 1 cylinder)
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L PCV system VIN: 3VWSC29M0Y
The customer brought this vehicle in for water sludge build up in the oil cap area. There has been no coolant usage...and we can find no leaks. I would say after the testing for Hydrocarbons and pressure testing the system, I am unsure of a head gasket problem...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1990 Cadillac DeVille 4.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start VIN: 1G6CD5330L
Well unfortunately we were a tech short right before the holidays and I did not have a chance to work on this vehicle again. I had hoped to get back to it wednesday but the customer needs to use it, he says he will bring it back later, if he does I will update...
1999 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L Blower motor VIN: 1G6EL12Y5X
Thank you all for the help! My guys were not testing the blower motor correctly. They didnt see power and ground at the motor and figured it couldnt be the blower motor itself which is what it turned out to be. After reading a couple of responses about making ...
1990 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBEG25K2L
Well if we are giving out prizes for the best guesser, it is Rob from B.C. Thanks, Rob. The van had lost spark, I found very little spark and none out of the junk coil wire. So, I replaced the coil wire. Next, I tried a new coil off our shelf. Still very lit...
1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L engine VIN: 2G1WN12MXS
Thanks so much to everyone who replied. It was great to have help figuring this one out. Terry, Dennis, Robert, and Jason nailed this one. The problem was that my tech installed the new intake gaskets without comparing them to the old ones. The engine we were ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTSX31P74
thanks everyone we got are customer on the road again. he drove it a couple day an with good report. nick was right we needed 4 new injectors. you guys were right i was confusing the oil exhuast to be a oil leak. one mentioned checking fuel pressure. we checke... Trouble codes: P0263.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FDHP74W24
Hi to all, Thanks to all who replied. Since the PCM was DOA I could not upload the info with the NGS from the old PCM to download on to the new PCM. I opted to purchase the J2534 and use the Motorcraft website to programm the new PCM. As far as the PATS it was...
1991 Saturn SC 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F93
Thanks everybody for the info! Several of you were dead on with equipment and I greatly appreciate it. The job went fine, the rusted strap bolts came out ok and there was only a quarter tank of fuel! How much better can it get? Oh yea, the rain that was predic...
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