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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Instrument Cluster + Air Bag Module Memory VIN: WAUED64B91
For years we have seen many Audis with bad information displays in the center of the instrument cluster, and have been buying Audi replacements, doing the physical changeover, then hauling them on a flatbed to the nearest dealer for programming. (100 mile trip...
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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5299P
This is only my second post, ever. I think you can tell that we find and fix most problems---but this one---HELP! Vehicle sets P041 all the time. Also sets P035 and P036, which set and go right to history. Never sets as current. We have checked circuits per Mi... Trouble codes: P0041
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1995 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Torque convertor VIN: 1GCCT19W6S
The new convertor is squeeling now. My question it there something we overlooked or did we get a bad convertor.
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2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNCS13W21
I have checked this vehicle for over a week. I have scoped crank and cam sensors, also ignition system primary and secondary. It all looks good on the scope. I use genisys OTC. The problem is what ever is setting the code p0335. There is information from GM on... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crank sensor circuit A malfunction)
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2001 GMC Sierra 1500 SL 4.8L Coolant VIN: 1GTEK19V91
This vehicle is losing coolant at a slow but consistant rate. No evidence of any coolant in the oil, no sign of any external leak, no coolant related odors at any time. I have pressure tested and ran the engine without uncovering any- thing. Any info would be ...
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1985 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L No Start VIN: SAJAY1346F
Have a bad kitty here, will not start, cranking rpm is fine have steady spark at the coil all the way out to the plugs, steady injector pulse, fuel pressure pulses between 35-40 psi while cranking but thats because the fuel contacts in the airflow meter is doi...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L engine VIN: YS3ED48E4Y
Hello to all the Saab techs out there. This particular Saab was brought to our shop with a noise problem. One of the other techs was assigned the job and he ascertained that the balance chain was hitting inside the timing cover. He proceeded to disassemble the...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWSD29M51
Hey guys!!! I got this car as a trade in at my dealership. It is smoking really bad from the exhaust. I beleive that the turbo is going bad. This is where I need your help. Is their anything I can do to get it to stop smoking temperaly, until parts arrive. Is ...
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1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L low pedal VIN: 1GNEC13RTJ
as of yet the customer has not returned. i think that the problem is the abs module .i am yet to have the chance to test any of the good imformation i recieved.in the furture if the vehicle returns i will post the fix if any.
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2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 3.8L Traction Control, Left Front Inner Brake Pad VIN: 2G1WX15K91
I raised the car, removed the wheels & re-secured the rotors. I started the engine & put it in drive, to simulate actual operating conditions. The problem was the CV joints, they were shakeing all over. I replaced the CV joints & the problem is fixed. Thanks f...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L abs controller VIN: 1GNFK16Z92
Thank you to all who replied,I really appreciate it.most of you were right on it was corroision build up under the front wheel speed sensors,cleaned the mounting pad and coated senosors with silicone grease problem is gone. The only reason I didnt check this f...
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1997 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L engine VIN: 4C3AU52N7V
The flex plate was cracked in a circle just outside of the crank bolt holes but still under the washer. It was actually in 2 pieces but the circle was irregular and the washer kept it from slipping or separating. I believe when the engine warmed the flex plate...
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1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L engine VIN: 3C3EL55H3X
It was a cracked flexplate. Try as you may, but you cannot see the cracks untill you remove the bolts and retaining ring off the front of the flexplate. Even then you have to look w/ a magnifying glass to really see them. Towards the end of the diagnosis, I fo...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L cooling fans VIN: 2C3HE66GXX
After driving this car for several weeks and one trip to california car seems ok.No overheating,customer still thinks fans run too much,i suspect they are running normally just louder.As one reply stated, some replacement fans may push more air and so be more ...
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1982 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Acceleration VIN: 1FMEU15G5C
Ok John from New Jersey put me in the right direction, this vehicle is (or was) a VVS (Variable Venturi System) and there were no adjustments. From: John from New Jersey Date: Apr 28, 2007 4:22 AM Hi Neil: Its been awhile for me on this system,Basically ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E6S
Hey Gang, Thanx for the good response. Most everyone was right on with accessing the DM module...stupid me. We gleaned out a code 19, which by itself did not mean much but since the last time the car was in a noticed a definate decline in power and a much ro...
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1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Starter VIN: IMEFM66LOX
We Tested the Pat key reader and it was atfaullt so we replaced the key reader and the key and tumbles . Works great now thanks to all thus how put there oponion online.
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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse RS 2.4L No Start VIN: 4A3AC34GXY
Thanks for the 3 replies to my request . the customer wanted car taken to the Dealership . I had reduced it down to being a wiring or a computer problem . customer did not want me to spend anymore time on this car. the Dealership said they would let me know wh...
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2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L Freon lines VIN: 1GHDX13E8Y
I want to thank all respondents, especially Brian and Rickey who answered multiple times, giving advice and information. This may be a long story, so sit back...Brian told me of a company in Canada called FMSI who makes splice kits for AC lines. I found their ...
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1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.1L warning light VIN: 1G2NW52M1W
Well I had a lot of good info. But to no avail, I had to send this one to the dealer. They have had it for 2 weeks and cannot find problem. Thanks again
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L front weatherstrip VIN: WPODA200ST
Thanks to Greg from New Mexico, who convinced me that it could be done. It is not fun, alot of unbolting, prying, pulling, and so forth, but it will fit in there...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2987W
Wwll, most of the replies dealt with fans and bleeding. This was not the problem. But Wade from Colorado got me thinking about holding full pressure, and there was an update for the cap, well, long story short, new cap and car runs right at the right side of t...
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1982 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L egr VIN: JT4RN44D6C
I received 9 replies to my request for help. Most people concentrated on the vacuum system which controls the egr valve. The real problem is with the electronics that control the vacuum system and no one was able to provide any information on that side of the ...
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