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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L o2 VIN: WAUDH28DXY
We don't work on Audi's very often. Is there a fast an easy way to get to the front (before Cat) O2 Sensors?
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1993 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 4.3L running lights VIN: 1GCEC14Z6P
Can someone please send me a schematic of the running light circuit. Or if you know a good place to look for a common short in this system, it might save me a few hairs. Thanks in advance. Brad
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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Front axle VIN: 1B7HF16Y9W
This truck had the strangest grinding noise when it was in two wheel drive (pulling it into four made it go away). I hunted for the source of the noise forever (or almost). I found that the front diff actuator fork was worn due to the bushing that keeps the ri...
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1996 Geo Tracker 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNBJ1868T
I am dealing with a high mileage vehicle that keeps setting an egr flow code. The system works electrically and mechanically. If you lift the egr valve, the engine stalls. The system functions normally. The egr passages seems to be clean. I performed a motovac...
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2000 GMC SCHOOL BUS 7.2L starter VIN: 1GDG7T1COY
This 2000 GMC bus chassis intermittantly doesn't crank. I have checked power at the starter solenoid when in the crank position and there is none. I have replace the ignition switch and bypassed the neutral safety switch with no change. Is there a relay somewh...
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2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L Drain on Bat VIN: 3GKEC16T31
Inadvertent Power Timer in the BCM times out after 20 minutes, and then the BCM will reset the internal timer and reactivate the inadvertent power relay by grounding the control circuit. This puts a constant 125m amp drain on battery, running it down in 3 or 4...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L electric window VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
GOT THE CAR IN TODAY, CUSTOMER STATED THE POWER WINDOWS DONT GO UP AND DOWN AT ALL AND THE RADIATOR FAN MAKES HUMMING NOISE. LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS NEW FAN BUT THE WINDOWS ARE ODD. wONT GO DOWN. TRYED THE REMOTE AND WORKS ONLY ON PASANGER SIDE AND DRIVER WINDOW D...
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1993 Pontiac Bonneville SSE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1G2HZ5212P
This car was brought in for a NO start problem. Upon checking it had good fuel pressure, NO spark, NO injector pulse. So I went ahead and replaced the cam sensor, and it still had NO injector pulse. I went and pulled the ignition coils, and found alot of green... Trouble codes: 41 (No camshaft reference signal)
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2001 Saturn L200 2.2L engine VIN: 1G8JU52FX7
I have this Saturn towed in, has no compression , pulled valve cover and see timing chain does not seem bad, but does seem to be slack then tight during cranking. Is it possible for this to jump teeth and cause no compression? Is this a interference engine? I ...
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1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L cranking vacuum VIN: JT25V24E9L
Gentlemen, first and foremost thank you for your time... I'm dealing with an no start that has spark on all 4 cyl. and 4 injectors clicking to boot. I've "smoke" checked for any vacuum leaks and the vehicle came out a-ok... I've as a result connected an vacuum...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: WAUJC68E64
Thanks for all the help guys. The timing was good.We got the PC Retriever and set the throttle adaptation .but still had same code and started and died .Everthing was pointing at the ECM that was still under warranty so I took out all the part and sent them to... Trouble codes: P0342 (Camshaft position sensor a circuit bank 1), P2101 (Throttle actuator control motor circuit range/performance), P0638 (Throttle actuator control range/perfomance).
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Door locks, Power Seats, Interior Lights VIN: 1GNDT13WXY
Fellow Technicians, Many thanks to you all. I really appreciate you folks taking the time to give me your reponces. Several of you were right on the money. The problem was a shorted wiring harness located right under the driver side footwell area. After a lo...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14X3R
ok.. i have not fixed this truck..but the customer is gonna make the other shop to buy this truck.. HUMm.. well i will repost later i guess
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2002 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L No Start VIN: KMHCG45C22
the crank sensor was the problem area,not the actual sensor but on the block where it mounted,there was rust build up that made the sensor just alittle to far from the crank to give it a strong signal intermittenly.Thanks for the help.
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2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L pinging VIN: KMHWF25583
My fellow mechanical wizards, Quick and and imformative replies. Did a top end cleaning and tested and replaced egr valve. Cleared out most or all of the pinging. I agree with the fact that the MAF would cause this problem also, but cust declined to replace ...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Electronic
thank you to all that took the time to read and respond to our post.we decided to remove and send trans out for rebuilding.we used mzf,inc peter schmid transmissions 1-800-372-trans.transmission worked perfect and we were able to save customer about 2 grand un...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1J4GZ5858W
I am just now comfortable calling this truck fixed. After having the customer shift in and out of 4x4 hundreds of times over the past month the jeep will now disengage on its own. Spring must have been stuck. Thank you for the replies and help, as always this ...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L check eng & hold lights VIN: KNDJB7230V
The customer has yet to return, not sure if she will, but if so I will of course followup on the suggestions and post a response. Four responses, Shawn in Vriginia: back probe pin 8 of the tcm [blk/yel] with a dvom. under operating conditions monitor solin...
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2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L duct VIN: 1LNHM87A01
At this point it seems like the freon was low after all. Added die in the systrem and going to run it a few weeks and recheck pressure and try to find leak. Thanks for your help.
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1995 Mazda Millenia 2.5L Stall VIN: JM1TA2218S
Well iATN says I have run out of time to post a fix on this one and I can't say it's fixed yet but here is where I'm at on it. I don't get time to look at this car very often as the customer is not in a hurry for it and there are always more pressing jobs to b...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L check engine light set code P0400 egr VIN: 4JGAB72EXA
Thanks guys who respond back with a fix. I repaced the tube that ran from the egr to the intake. This fixed the problem. Thanks a million. You guys are sharp.
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2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L shifting VIN: JTEHH20V73
Hi : I have received 8 replies on this one,2 said 02 RAV 4 the computer has to be flash to fix the shifting problems.Some said the SL2 valve never goes,and I called the dealer and they said never sold one from before. Anyway,the customer decided go back to...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Trans fluid VIN: 3VWSF71K56
The information I received from this post was valuable. First of all, the 10mm 'drain plug' has about a 2' pipe going up from it- and is designed to be an indicator of when the fluid is full. There is a grey filler neck with a plug on the front of the trans- t...
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