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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Electronic VIN: WAUDT74F95
Hello audi techs. need to know the how to use my ross-tech vag com to make the rear parking brake motor to go back in. need to replace rear pad but the piston can't be push back in. have a dtc set in system. 16347 control module -eeprom error reset dtc comes r...
1999 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Steering VIN: 1G6KD54Y4X
The car's steering system light is lit on the dash board, and no codes are stored. The steering seems alittle tight. BEFORE the light came on we: replaced the battery, it had a bad cell and the changed the alternator (a/c delco)it was not charging; car was to...
1995 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 5.7L ABS sensor
Hi everyone, I have a used rear axle I used in my 90 9c1 caprice. It is being swopted to my other car. I've been looking for the output of the ABS sensor. Know one can tell me. It's not in my books at work and no help from All Dada or Mitchel. Can any one tel...
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L MIL Lamp on, Coolant Fans On VIN: 2G1WX12KOY
Hello GM techs, this Monte Carlo will be performing normally, then while driving (doesn't matter what speed) the temperature guage will drop completely cold and CEL will come on and PCM will command coolant fans on. The fans will run some time after car is tur... Trouble codes: P0128 (testing and results)
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
customer came in with missing running rough. scanned found code 354. we replace coil and plug on #4 cyl.still no change, did compression test found 1,2,3,4 cylinders about 75-110lbs, replaced motor, replace all injectors,coils with new, and plugs. engine light... Trouble codes: P0354
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S32
has miss on all front cylinders at idle seams to run ok at higher rpm,spark is ok with spark tester st125,can not find any vac leaks with carb cleaner,fuel pressure is 35psi and rises when you snap drives fine at highway speeds but when you stop i... Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L brakes VIN: 2FMDA516X5
At low speed on brake application,Grinding and pulsation occured 2 times.Now quiet. Felt grind and pulse in brake pedal. Was recently on gravel road. Found no foreign objects in caliper and rotor area. Pads at 50%. Anyone seen this before? Pedal seems a little...
1998 Honda Civic DX 1.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2HGEJ6524W
This car came in because of a failed smog inspection. CO is at 7.80% at 15 and 25 mph. The problem with this car is that the CO climbs after a while(30 seconds - 1 minute). I have checked the car with the fuel pressure gauge hooked up and fuel pressure is pret...
2003 Honda HR-V 1600CC RPM Limit Low
Hello, We had a quick look to this vehicle today, as we were on our way to another job when a customer suddenly showed up on foot! We went to his car, as soon as you start it (first start of the day), the engine is only allowed to rev up to 3500 rpm (even if...
1991 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78S8M
hi everybody, jeep towed in friday, no start, customer installed reman engine, I check it, find no spark. the crank sensor is gone and the bolts are missing. call customer he has bolts no sensor, get new sensor (standard ign.) and install it. now it will spark...
1996 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Electronic VIN: JN1CA21D4T
this is for nissan tech. car had service soon light on customer took to dealer to check. dealer diagnose said need speed sensor. there was codes po500,po600. customer brought to me replaced speed sensor and head. i order from dealer came in two days.after repl...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 2P4GP44R4T
Thanx for taking time to read this. We are a specialty shop so drivability is not a service we offer. This customer complained of a exhaust odor that turned out to be a raw gas odor instesd. The ppoblem was an obvious fuel leak at the fuel rail seal to fuel cr...
1990 Pontiac Grand Prix LE 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G2WJ54T6L
My kid's car. Last week called me wouldn't start after coming out of a convenience store. Looked real low on gas,so I put gas. No start,so towed it home. Next morning,started. Figured it was on a hill and I mat not have put enough gas in. Drove it enough to se...
2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L engine VIN: 4S3BH67532
this car came in when the customer was coming back from a trip from the catskills he got a terrible vibration. then as he drove it he ended up getting a noise on right turns. He drove in to the shop we went around the block and the c/v axle on the passenger si...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L belt noise VIN: YVIVS29521
this volvo s-40 has a strange noise coming from the belt area,not a bearing noise, almost a strange rattle worse when its cold almost goes away when warm. goes away when belt is taken off, replaced tensioner and belt didnt help all pulleys and bearings feel go...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1998 Acura CL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 19UYA2256W
Hi guy's, Sorry that I dint replay sooner,do to my computer malfuntions I have lost all my Emails & informations. Concerning the 1998 Acura 3.0CL after I explaine to the customer of the ignition switch possible problem He diceded to wait for the repais.I wiil ...
2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L navigation VIN: WBAGH83421
Sorry it took so long, but I wanted to research it. The problem is in the mark 2 nav unit in the trunk. If the screen on the dash lights up ok and controls respond the problem nav. computer and it should be changed to mark 3( dvd ) system. It is interchangeble...
2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3341Y
customer was very patient. we changed the mass air flow sensor and the vehicle ran much better, but wasn't quite 100%. so we changed the coolant temp sensor, intake air temp sensor and the cooling fan temp sensor. vehicle runs much better, but then we found al... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P1189 (air and fuel metering), P0173 (po305- misfire cyl 5), P0305, P0306 (misfire cyl 6).
2004 Cadillac SRX 4.6L tracking system?. VIN: 1GYDE63A54
I apologize for the late response time, and would like to thank everyone for their inputs to the problem. I replaced the old front and rear brake pads & rotors with new ones with the parts from the dealers, as suggested. After 2 weeks, the customer came back s...
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L heater VIN: 1GNCS13W61
problem was a plugged heater core as all those replied suggested. Removed both hoses at heater core, attached hoses to them and flushed with water until it flowed good. There was nothing in the core other then the Dex coolant. Took about 10 seconds though befo...
1990 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE24Y1L
Time has run out. I have not fixed this one yet. But I would like to thank all that responded. I did try jumping the ect and iat sensors and got injector pulse down from 32ms to 10 to 12ms. I sent the ecm out to be rebuilt. I told them to 2nd day air it to reb... Trouble codes: 56 (maf/vaf circut high).
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14201
The problem turned out to be a leaking intake manifold gasket, I was not able to diagnose it because everytime I would check it the engine was hot. I left the vehicle in the shop overnight and there she was was a leak. I want to thank all of your response's be... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1994 Geo Tracker 1.6L kickdown cable VIN: 2CNBJ18U3R
I apoligize for not providing all of the background information. Customer complaint was overrevving at highway speed. I was not able to road test it due to a snowstorm, but in a basic check, I noticed that the end of the kickdown cable at the throttle body was...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: WDBEA30D1L
Thanks to all of you who responded. You were right on the money. The customer found an amplifier on the web and we installed it for him and now the cruise is working normally. Thanks again for you help.
2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L fuel tank VIN: JN8DR09Y62
Sorry for the response time. I appreciate everyones input and not one of you had a bad suggestion. The culprite was the fuel tank itself. Eventhough it was replaced with a new tank and eventhough I removed the internal guts for inspection(reson being the tank ...
1978 Other GM kit car 454CID Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6400100G
To AL [...] of you at iATN, thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel like Gomer Pyle!! This thing isn't fixed yet but I faxed copies of the gaskets to a gentleman in Washington State and he is sending them this way. So for me, it is a fix. I need to reiterate that...
1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L 3D,4TH,Rev. VIN: 1P4GP44GOW
I found a seal damaged in the input shaft hub assembly, apparently damaged by me when I installed the overdrive/reverse piston. The reverse clutch reaction plate got cooked and was warped/distorted enough to restrict free movement between the input clutches re...
1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L starter VIN: 2G2FV22P7T
Thanks to everyone who wrote in on this one. I have recieved alot of advice on the commonly known problem with distributor misfires on these cars. Unfortunately, the coustomer doesn't have the money to approve repairs at this time. Considering the amount of ti...
1998 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L No Start VIN: 4S3BK4353V
Thanks Subaru guys. I replaced the ECT sensor and we had another cold snap and no problem so far. Appreciate all the help. She is going to have the timing belt replaced and I advised her to have the updated cam and crank sensors installed if they have not alre...
2000 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L Spark plug hole VIN: JT3HT05J5X
Hole was fixed w/a Time-Cert. Most replies indicated that this is not a common problem with Toyota. This one was caused by poor installation as I also found other loose plugs.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L double unlock VIN: WVWPD63B83
Unfortunately the customer kept blame us for 'you did something to my car' so we decided to send her to the local dealer to recode the module Or even replacing the comfort module underneath the D/S seat.She said she will let us paid for the job if the dealer s...
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