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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L a/c VIN: WAUBA24BXX
well this one has me stumped, all data does not give me very many wiring diagrams to look at, but what happens here is while driving the car the tach drops out the a/c turns off(the blower still blows just not cold) and the oil press light comes on, then out o...
1985 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.0L turn signal stalk VIN: 1G1FP87HXF
Hey guys I am replacing a turnsignal stalk on an 85 camaro and for the life of me I cant figure out how the old one removes, I did a couple of these many yrs ago but it escapes me how it is done. Any help will be appreicated. This car has a tile wheel. Thank ...
1992 Chevrolet K3500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GCHK34K9N
engine surges runs bad worse when hot always in open loop engine temp on scanner is 195 truck has bad exhaust leaks at manifolds. o2 flashes back and forth between rich and lean. back fires thriugh intake and exhaust.runs rich. has the new plugs fouled out alr...
1996 Chevrolet C3500 Cheyenne 7.4L No Start VIN: 1GCHC39J3T
the engine want to start, but can not start. fuel pressure 55 psi, very good spark, check with scan but see no codes. any ideal where to look for this problems. thank in advance to those who help. thoa
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP6534S
this one has me a little baffled guys but i havnt had alot of time to spend on it. the car was brought in from another shop who did a tune up plugs,wires,air filter, timing belt. and they also replaced the computer with no fix. customer got fed up and brought ...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L All eletric items cut off VIN: 1FTRX18LXY
I have a one time failure of electrical system truck shut down while driving down road lost all electrical power pulled over restarted truck drove over 100 miles no problems since one time faliure. I have not duplicated concern. any advice would be greatly app...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
engine has a very slight knocking noise on right rear of engine mostly heard from engine compartment doesnt sound like rod or wrist pin sounds moore like rubber mallet on plastic. it does increase with eng speed. this engine has the aluminum intake and plenum....
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power lose VIN: 1F4AX3DAFU
Hi All, I've got one giving me a problem, This truck came in with a bad roll at idle with IPR valve duty cycle around 7%. Checked the fuel system and found an aftermarket fuel pump suppling 75 psi. This thing ran on vegetable oil for ablut a year also. We bypa... Trouble codes: P1211 (ICP Higher or lower than expected)
2001 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L shifts past 2nd gear VIN: KWHJG25F21
we replaced this trans with a salvage yard trans due to a no shift condition it would shift into 1 and second gear then no shift at 5500 rpm we replaced trans and now it will shift into the higher gears the trans is full of fluid and the new one will shift it ...
1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBJF20F7T
This is mystery. What happens is this car will shut off while driving. The following new parts are on the car: (K-40 Relay module, Fuel pump, electro hydraulic shut off valve, fuel filter, all seals for diesel ssystem.) There are no fuel leaks and no bubbles i...
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.5L 4 wheel drive VIN: JA4MW51RXI
Hi every one, i need some help with the 4 wheel drive system on this Montero as it came to me 2 days ago with the complaint that the yellow difflock light in the dash panel was flashing. I used an oem scanner and got codes 35 (F/W engage)and code 33 T/F mode s...
1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2960M
hey guys, this one came in, new car in town, bought from california, nice shape. costomer says after a week of being here in canada, car did not want to start anymore. it turns over good, has spark, has code 15 stored in memory, i can hear the fuel pump going,... Trouble codes: 15 (idle circuit)
2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L Headlamps inop VIN: 4S4BP62C65
A strange one. Normal headlamp operation is inoperative. Headlamps (low beam only) only work under following conditions: 1. Car has to be running 2. HL switch in Parking lamps position, either Hi or Low beam. 3. Activating Parking Brake now turns head lamps (l...
1988 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L alt 80amp fusible link VIN: JT2VV22EXJ
Hi everybody.I have this 88 camry 2.5l ,the Alt 80 amp fusible link near battery blows intemittently.I checked all related circuits.i can't find anything at this moment.Any ideas,i realy apreciated.You know how intermittent problems are.Hard to chase & don't k...
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, ON AFTER 2 TRIPS VIN: WVWGC83AOT
can anyone put me on right track repaired multiple codes just this on code p1613 or 18021 hanging around have checked and double check to i need a recode(programming in vw terms) or what thanks for any suggestion in advance ... always grateful and helpful . to... Trouble codes: P1613 (manufacturer code 18021 mil-call-up circ. open short to b)
1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Reverse Clutch VIN: 3VWWA81H5T
96 VW Jetta with 01M transmission. Here is the description of the symptoms transmission was exhibiting as was relayed to me by the driver of the car (in quotation marks): Start of quote ))"The following symptoms were observed: Beginning in October - funny in...
1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
Vehicle was brought in with the problem of starting after warmed up. If the vehicle is cold it starts fine, but after it warms up and you shut it off, it will not restart until it cools down again. It just cranks and will not start. I looked thru the archives ...
2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1L256DSY
Anyone try to repair the cam cover casting plug on top across from the oil cap without pulling cover off due to backing out,to replace with new one you need to pull the cover off do to taper of plug,thats a lot of work and was wondering if anyone has had any s...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1993 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, CODE 41 (NO CAM SIG) VIN: 1G6CB53B6M
1977 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L speedometer VIN: 1Z37L7S424
I had suggestions for underneath and up top. Since this cars is so damn tight and i dont bend well i chose to remove guages and replace it from up top, not a really bad job. Thank you all for your replies.
1995 Chevrolet S10 2.2L Pilot bushing
Clutch job completed. I installed the bushing slightly deeper than flush. Great responses and some creative measuring confirmed this. Thanks.
1998 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP45RXW
Hello there. I managed to find the problem with this vehicle. The repair strategy, which should have been done in the first place but hadn't, is to clip the 8v ref wire at the PCM and see if the groundindg was from the PCM or from the harness. It was from th...
1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Stall VIN: 1B7GL26X7X
This is one of those deals where communication with the customer wasn't good. Well, I guess I missed something obvious. I didn't "THINK" that the other problem the truck had would have anything to do with the stalling problem. When I finally found out that all...
2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L Mechanical VIN: 1B7GG22NXY
After checking the timing chains again and finding nothing - we pulled the engine to find bearings bad and wrist pin on #2 cyl. loose - we are replacing engine - Thanks for help.
2005 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Overheating VIN: JHLRD788X5
Sorry for the wait, I wanted to make sure the customer did what he said he would do with it. Send it back to the auction. (He's a used car dealer.) The radiator is plugged. I started doing some checking. The vehicle has a salveage title. And whoever fixed it ...
1996 Infiniti I30 3.0L coolant loss VIN: JNKCA21D3T
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The customer decided to trade the vehicle and pulled it before we could get any work done to it. I was informed that coolant will trail down between the engine and the compressor when the weep hole begins t...
2002 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Dash lights, gauges VIN: WDBPJ75J32
Thanks for info on fuse, tested- ok. Next day while working on car, the alternator quit charging. Replaced the alternator. There were codes set in every module of the car. After replacing alternator was able to clear all codes except ABS, traction control and ...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AA46HO1
hello to everyone and thank's to iatn and it's member's for the response. it's good to know you can get great advice if needed, and give advice to help someone else on this site. all the responses helped out a great deal. tom, yeah you're right, detectives. i...
1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2HX52K9X
well lets call this closed for now re-checked fuel pressure all grounds battery connections re-scaned computer checked voltages to fuel pump and coils and map and computer and test drove this thing at least 50 more miles and have never had any problems show up...
2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Starter Kick Back VIN: 5GZCZ23D53
Hello everyone and thanks to everyone who replied, especially Charlie V who hit it on the head. These ignition systems require Ion sensing plugs to make them perform correctly. Once we removed the aftermarket plugs and installed OE Delco plugs, all is well. ...
1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JT3HP1OV8V
Well we finally got back to this one. The customer told us that he had work done on the timing belt. We decided to check and see if there was a problem in that area, even thought we thought that it was a fueling problem. As we were taking the front of the moto...
1992 Volvo 940 T 2.3L Fan VIN: YV1JS8700N
Found the ECT sensor underneath the intake. I replaced the ECT sensor and fan kicks on now. It was out of calibration, thus not turning on the fan at the correct time. The cooling fan relay on this vehicle was located on the driver's side near the battery. Tha...
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