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2000 Audi S4 2.7L oil temp gauge VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
Hi guys, I got this 2000 Audi S4, I'm trying to replace the oil temp sensor but i cant find it, according to alldata suppose to be above or near the oil filter area, but no luck, is anyone replace one of these sensors, I would like to know what kind of job is ...
1997 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: R7VG112997
This suburban runs great most of the time. Very int. When driving the tach and spedo start to bounce and cuts out like it is going to die. It idles very rough and scanner at this point does not read missfire or missfire counter. I cannot see any thing out of r...
2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starting VIN: 1G1YY22G9Y
This 2000 Corvette sits for the winter. The battery is usually dead after the winter. Most of the mileage was put on the first few years. This vehicle barely gets driven. The customer replaced the battery, but said it would be low after 4 days, and just click....
2001 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L Fuel gauge VIN: 1GNCT14W01
I checked connections at fuel pump module. OK. I was wondering if grounding the purple wire should still make gauge go to full? Purple wire from pin #54 at pcm to fuel module good. Any suggestions.
1995 Eagle Talon ESi 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 4E3AK44Y1S
Thanks for the help. Have retested all sensors. Fuel pressure 52 psi volume marginal. Removed front cover and inspected timing marks all on mark. Idle smooths out when adding external fuel. At a lose. Customer has fuel pump, Im going to install because of mile...
1993 Ford Festiva GL 1.3L Surge, Stall VIN: KNJPT06496
help never seen this problem before i have this 93 ford festiva idles ok but when put in first gear and i release the chutch the car will start stalling and surging and no powerand it dies it will not do it in reverse i am lost in this one i am thinking someth...
2000 Geo PRISM 1.8L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 141SK528X1
well this one has me a lil puzzled .i did a tune up and performed a b&g fuel induction kit.these things have gotten the vehicle where it will start and idle greate plus under gradual acceleratian it performs really well no codes are coming up other than a misf...
2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L hi beam headlight VIN: 1GKDT13WX1
The headlights work ok on low beam, when you switch to hi-beam only the right front shines bright. Left does not work. Tested bulb, ok. Tested ground to bulb, ok. There is no power to bulb. 12volt power is good to headlamp power relay and daytine running lamp ...
2002 GMC Safari SL 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1G3NSJW929
hi all i have this cause my hair changing color , first came in with complain misfire when hot found plug worn so we did a major tune up ,no help, still misfire # 3 . Check engine compression show slightly low on # 3 with 125 psi compare to the other 145 psi ,... Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire)
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.7L Headbolt threads VIN: 1HGCE6679V
Vehicle has bent valve(s) in #5 cylinder. I pulled the heads on a previous Acura 4 years ago with this same motor and when torquing the headbolts several of them pulled the threads out of the block and I ended up heli-coiling EVERY bolt hole. Will this vehicle...
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8S
Hi--of course this is the wifes car, have checked all i can think of and replaced most of it, have a Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0 that, one time out of five will not idle from a cold start, need to get on the accelerator to keep engine running. Cold start only!!...
1995 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Drain Cuff Hose VIN: WDBFA67E9S
I'm in the middle of replacing all the hydraulic actuators for the soft top. There is a water cuff on the main cylinders with a hose attached to the bottom of the cuff. The hose goes into the B pillar through a hole in the pillar. This hose was loose in the pi...
1997 Pontiac Trans Sport 3.4L 1st Gear VIN: 1GMDX03E6V
I just did a fresh rebuild on this 4T60E with a Transgo master kit, Transgo shift improver kit (mostly torque conv. updates) and a new modulator. It also has a recon torque conv. and valve body with new solenoids preinstalled. It has perfect reverse, but slips...
1993 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: JT2SK12E0P
hi toyo techs, i have a 2.2 camry with the worst maintance history ever.started out that morning with a hard extended start, 1 1/2 miles down the road car stumbled like it was fuel starved and died, customer added 2 gallons of fuel even though gauge stated 1/4...
2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBRT3418Y
Hi guys I have this p/u with misfire on cylinder #4 all the time had check coils, there good change water pump and timing belt, because water was leaking on top of crank-sensor suspected problem. any help will be appreciated Thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0304 (Misfire Cylinder 4)
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Valves, lifters? VIN: WVWCD21CZ1
This car came to us after the cambelt broke at highway speed bending and or breaking most valves. The head was removed by the customer and taken to his machine shop for valve and lifter replacement. We got the car installed the cams and tensioner and refit the...

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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GP64L5Y
first i would like to thank all of you who replied to my post and took time to read it. im sorry i took so long to reply. custmer was on vaction . most of you toild me that the flexplate was broken or craked. to verify this i scoped the cam and crank sensor to... Trouble codes: P1391 (intermittent loss of cmp or ckp), P, 1598 (a/c pressure sns to high).
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L four wheel drive VIN: 1FTCR15XZV
This one turned out to be a pretty easy one. There was no power to the transfer case motor and upon checking the wiring diagram, it showed one of the fuses in the circuit was fuse #27 in the fuse box in the cab. Turns out this fuse also controls the dome light...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U1Y
it would appear machine shop short cutted my heads after returning them we at leastgot the valves ground and a new gasket set freeof charge however no compensation for pain and suffering thankyou foryour replies and help i learned a great deal from this the ol... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean).
1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Misfire, MULTIPLE MISFIRE VIN: SAJNX2743T
still not fixed i have been in and out of this thing thanks for the suggestions Trouble codes: P1316 (multiple misfire dealer specific).
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L No Start VIN: 1G2NG52E93
I will call this car fixed,I was able to duplicate this problem with a heat gun. It was the ignition switch, you could also see the differance in the communication line. Thanks for all your help
1991 Suzuki Samurai JA 1.3L No Start VIN: JS4JC31C2N
I received two web sites on the vehicle with no real help. Thanks for the information. I am going to pull the ECM and have it tested. I believe that is the problem at this time. If and when i find the problem i will post a fix. Paul
2005 Suzuki XL-7 LX 2.7L #5 Cylinder VIN: R243FF35CD
Well we haven't totally fixed the car yet.. But with a bore scope we found some carbon on the seat of the valve. We tried a few tricks (fix it in a can) to get it off no luck so we may try to pull the intake or even the head off to clean it does any one know i...
1995 Toyota Pickup 2.4L bearings VIN: JT4RN13D3S
thanks guys for the infor. just what i was looking for. this place is gr8. you guys are gr8!!!i have what i consider a good asian parts source in town. i have purchased bearings from them before for other cars and do remember them being boxed as nsk. thanks ag...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L drivetrain VIN: YV1C291H94
Thank you iAtn, I recieved 6 great replies. Bruce [...]. was first to provide us with the info on the possable axle plug leak and procedures to prevent contamination if we are going to remove the transmission. when we checked we did not have an axle plug leakage i...
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