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1997 Audi A4 2.8L Steering Assist VIN: WAUEA88D8V
Car came into the shop with steering noise we found the return lines were loose at the reservoir. Repaired the leak & added/changed the fluid. Assist worked fine untill the weather got cold. Now on cold start there is no assist to the rt. and some to the left....
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3341Y
ONCE THE VEHICLE WARMS UP VERY SLIGHT MIS STILL EXISTS, BUT DURING WARMUP PROCESS STEADY MISFIRES AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON. i HEAR A VACCUUM LEAK, BUT CAN NOT FIND IT. i SOUNDS LIKE A CARCKED INTAKE MANIFOLD. Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P1189 (air and fuel metering), P0173 (po305- misfire cyl 5), P0305, P0306 (misfire cyl 6)
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L srs VIN: 6HYE37736U
I have a BMW here with a air bag code 93E6 HWL interuption. what is HWL and why wont the code clear. they had one door off at the body shop so I am guessing that it is somthing to do with the fiber optics???is there a system alignment afer disconection?
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1997 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Vent system VIN: 1GYY22P3T5
Guys i dont have much info to go on here and am just looking for some possible common failures. This corvette will not switch from vent, floor. I scaned BCM and PCM found no codes found. I checked for vacuum leaks found none so far, control head seems to funct...
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1999 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19XXX
Hi everybody.I have this truck chevy s10 vin x 4.3l,a/t it has code 404 & sometimes 452.I know in the past fuel tank pressure sensor shorts out & causes 5v reference to drop & cause short to other sensors.Customer took it to the dealer & told her to replace th... Trouble codes: 404 (egr feedback voltage out of range), 452 (fuel tank pressure sensor low or shorted)
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2000 Dodge Stratus SE 2.4L resistor VIN: 1B3EJ46X8Y
I have this vehicle in for no blower on low med speeds .I checked power and ground ,i found the resistor blown,i replaced it .4 weeks later it blew.i then replaced the motor and resistor. 5 weeks later resister blown again.What am i missing? Anyone!!! I know i...
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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N7R
truck runs good until it goes closed loop. scanner shows o2 over a volt in cl break out box shows a negative reading at this time. i have always thought a neg reading meant bad 02. have tried 2 02 sensors and a reman ecm. have cleaned harness from o2 to fender...
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1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L Mechanical VIN: 2C1MR2296V
i need advice from someone who has installed a jap engine in one of these. the place that sold it to me said i would have to reuse the original crank sensor how ever theres no place to install it(the oil pump/frt cover is different) do i neeed to transfer the ...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L dash VIN: JHMCD5559R
please bare with me first post . this honda belongs to a friend of mine .and i am a diesel tech .not a honda tech before the motor was installed the abs light was on all the time and speedo sometimes would work. sometime not after motor was installed abs light...
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1995 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Engine VIN: 1HGEJ1223S
Well guy's this one has me stumped. This is my wifes car. I am retired so I don't have access to the resources I used to have but I can't figure this one out. The car just shut down while driving. Cam timing was on and had fuel pressure. I checked for spark an...
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2001 Honda Civic DX 1.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM21221
code 1361 no power tsb found to much end play in camshaft.fix is to replace cly.head.my question is,is their another fix,or does the cly. head have to be replaced.this is the first time i have seen this. Trouble codes: 1361 (t.d.c. sensor)
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2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L No Start VIN: 5LMFU28R62
Customer says instruments went haywire off and on a few times and he did not notice any driveability problems, parked vehicle and let set for a while and it would not start towed to shop, I found no fuel press. so I checked inertia switch it was ok but no powe...
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1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
This car at times will stummble,hesitate and run poorly. I checked fuel pressure,it has 31 psi at idle when at proper running temps and has 40 psi with vac unplugged from regulator. I can get a quart of fuel in less 20 seconds. My questions is, What pressure s...
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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L 3D,4TH,Rev. VIN: 1P4GP44GOW
Hi Group, I O'hauled this trans 300 miles ago-van would not move at all. At that time I replaced planets and sun gears and annulus' that were all crunched, and did a "clutches and seals kit". Clearances for clutch packs were in specs at that time and are still...
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 2P4FP25B8W
This van came in to us & it had a late 2-3 shift & when the shift did occur the engine would rev up before it upshifted. It only did this right out of the box cold. After it was warm it shifted great. We purchased a 30K mile used transaxle & swapped it into th...
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1992 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.3L engine VIN: 1G2NE14N9N
hey pontiac guys, i have this 92 grand am se, 3.3 that the customer came in for an over heating problem. customer stated that car over heated and when over heated, coolant guage, oil pressure guage, and battery guage all rose to redline. also that heat would i...
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2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1NXBR32E43
Hi, got one that I'm not getting anywhere on, this is a car that we just bought at auction so previous history is unknown. Mil illuminated, when cold the idle will surge at times, when hot the surge is not as pronounced but is still there intermittantly, Found... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean)
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1991 Volkswagen Golf 1.8L No Start VIN: UNKNOWN
this vehicle was at another shop after it had stalled due to burnt wires and they repaired some wires to the distribuiter after that there was a no start condition. this shop could not diagnose problem. car went another shop and found no spark and replaced com...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWSD29M91
Hi VW Pro's, this engine runs quet, but the Oil pressure 55psi-COLD and 25psi-HOT at 2500-3000rpm is low. It's not the cam adjuster or the gasket below it - they are already new. Connecting rod? - There is no knock at idle. Oil pump?? Piston cooling jet?? A...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29501
1st off I would like to thank everyone for taking there time to help me with this problem. This vehicle came into our shop with all of the above code:P0172, P0234, P0139 & P0101. Apparently this car is running rich. Removed all 4 spark plugs, has slight carbon... Trouble codes: P172, P0234, P0139, P0101
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBAHE532XS
thank you to all who have replied, but what we have done is sent the car to the dealer , but i will say that out of all the replies the one that made no sense but actually worked somewhat is to unplug the mass air sensor and we found the right bank started to ... Trouble codes: 1222 (o2 sensor circut).
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L steering VIN: 2C8GP64L02
Hello I would like to thank everyone for the great responses. Seems like this is kinda common. This van shuddered bad enough that the floorboards would vibrate, but only when it got warm. I ended up replacing the small cooler with the larger one, replacing t...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W95
Thanks guys. Customer helped solve. Talked yesterday and she mentioned that she had the alarm system 'disabled' sometime back and could this be part of the problem? Had no idea it had an alarm; no horn in the bay, no visible taps or splices and the installers ...
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2003 Honda Element EX 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5J6YH18583
Sorry I have no fix, but the customer couldn't be inconvenienced by letting me have the vehicle to diagnose. Since it would only act up after sitting overnight, she left it the one time all night, but that was it. She dropped it off when we closed and then was... Trouble codes: P0685 (ECM/PCM power control circuit malfunction).
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1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM6247V
Thanks to every one, finally this car is fix, after rechecked ground and power I found all ok so we decided to take the car to the dealer and let them reprogram the comp. and still the same they say was a defective computer (aftermarket computer, sorry for don...
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2000 Mitsubishi Montero 3.5L Tip Tronic
Thanks to every one who took the time to respond. As suggested by Walter from new hamphire and gary from Australia i put in known good speed sensors and had the same problem. I finally got in touch with local mitsubishi distribitor and had a lenghty discussion...
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1989 Pontiac Bonneville LE 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 1G2HX54C9K
Thanks for all the help. Most of the suggestions were things we had tried prior to the post. After the vehicle sat overnight, we opened the bleeder at the front wheel and fluid started flowing. We immediately began to re-bleed the system and it finally respond...
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