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2003 Audi A4 1.8L dualmass flywheel VIN: WAUAC48H83
Dear Audi Friends, above car has a bad CVT transmission and we have send it to ZF for rebuild. My question is in regards to the DUAL MASS FLYWHEEL: The D M F has a 5 mm rotational play (back and forth, which we think is normal, working on Porsches and BMW's, ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WBAGH83471
This car overheated coming up the hill to Tahoe and failed a block check. It was running when it came in. I pulled the heads and sent them out for pressure check and resurface. I assembled everything and used all the special tools. The car does not want to acc...
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1993 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KY5297P
inherated this problem vehicle any help would be of great help. we tried a cam sensor since it is imposible to test due to location. we also tried a ign control module. there are no other codes set in the system. Trouble codes: P0041
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, intermittent no star VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
Customer states that engine ran fine then, one day, stalled out and needed a tow. We started the engine on propane, removed the propane and it idled fine but would not rev and would cut out and eventually stall. We noticed that the fuel pressure was a bit low ...
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1995 Chevrolet K1500 Suburban 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1987KLV84Y
Thanks all and happy thanksgiving. I am thankful for IATN. What a wonderful website in the midst of all the internet evils. God bless everyone. I have this 95 sub. 5.7. I grew up with these systems so I didn't expect the problem I have ran into. When I first g...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GNDM19W8V
This van came to me from another service station, missing and pinging badly, cel on, codes for egr and cam sensor alignment, cylinder multiple misfire. Found egr leaking and clogged with carbon, replaced, checked for other vacuum leaks, none found, checked cra...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L ignition VIN: 1GBHK23U21
this vehicle came in as an annual service. also a complaint was the ignition gets jammed up and it will not turn. i had the same problem on another one of their vehicles and we changed the tumbler and housing assembly so we did the same on this one. after chan...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 8.1L Stall VIN: 1GCJK39G71
I just purchessed this truck and have found when driving at normal speeds the vehical will stall when the low fuel indicator light comes on in the info centre on dash. If this occurs when driving at hiway speeds the truck will stall and restart asap on its own...
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Steering
hi all. this car has about a quarter of a steering wheel turn with no response to the wheels--excessive wheel play. the front end seems fine--tie rods, ball joints, etc. it would seem that the problem must be in the rack, as there is no place else to look. is ...
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1997 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, no power VIN: 1B3EJ56H4V
HELP!!!--this lump has a severe lack of power and no vacuum. High mileage yes but compression decent at 95-105psi. Timing @ idle is 5deg After?!?! - checked timing marks - all bang on; checked cat--hollow already; wave forms @ pcm for both CMP & CKP are ok. co...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L airbag VIN: 2B4GP44G91
I have been repairing this vehicle as it was involved in an accident that set off the airbags, I was able to replace the Driver & Passenger airbags (clock spring looked ok and is working), and module, checked and light came on. so, I got out the Genisis and fo...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTSX31F7Y
hello thanks for all and any help. vehicle came in very low on oil and a plugged fuel filter hp resevoir empty codes initilly p1316 p0340 p0470 after oil and resevoior fill only p0470 only cranking no start. injectors buss test good idm reading 3.36 v +16989kp...
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2007 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L dash light
We have this ford van with a light on the dash. It is just a picture of a wrench. Like the one on GM vehicles for oil change. No owner manual to look at what this means. Has anyone ever seen this before? Is this a light to reset?
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2002 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L turn signals VIN: 1GJHG39RX2
i need some help. the turn signals on the rear of this van aren't working properly. if i turn on the left turn signal everything is fine, but the right turn signal causes the left rear parking light to flash. ruled the following: multi switch, flasher, headlam...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L abs light VIN: JHLPD78843
Good morning honda techs,I have a 2003 CRV,I am not sure if it is a lx or a ex,nothing to indicate.anyways here is my problem.This vehicle came in for a noisy left rear wheel bearing.Replaced it making sure to install the bearing with the steel ring facing the...
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1999 Infiniti I30 3.0L throttle sticks VIN: JNKCA21A4W
Has anyone ever had one that the throttle sticks open or accelerates on its own, cruise control problem, loose parts in the cables, or for any reason.
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L p0748 VIN: 1J4GW48SXY
This bad boy came in with Check engine light. P0748 - Governor pressure Solenoid. It also is stuck in 3rd and shift into 4th (limp mode). We Flush the system blew the lines. (Radiator/cooler is new), replace the Governor pressure and transducer solenoid. Check...
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1996 Nissan Sentra 1.6L monitors VIN: 1N4AB41D6T
egr, evap o2 sensor. front o2 was switching ok. rear o2 sensor went from .1 to 1.6 to me this means that my cat is running rich. How can my rear cat be that rich and the front o2 are working right so i replace the o2 sensor after i disconected the o2 and my co...
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1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Stall VIN: 1N6SD161VC
hello to all,nissan techs i need your help on 97 pick up with stalling problem especially when hot,it idles good or no misfires,i've read about egr port for becoming plugged but this one it runs good,it wont stall if i keep my foot on the gas pedal,customer sa...
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8DR09YX4
Customer states sometimes at idle idle speed drops slightly and service engine light comes on, after driving everything is ok. I cleared the code and check all connections and everything seems fine. I advised customer to drive and whthin 100 miles he is back w... Trouble codes: P2135
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1988 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JT5RN55T1H
This truck came in for rough idling and bucking in 1st gear. Found broken intake snorkle and crack vacuume hoses. We installed new snorkle and vacuume hoses and the truck runs smooth and has more power. We noticed when we depress the brake pedel, the engine ru...
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1994 Toyota Pickup DLX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT4RN13P8R
This car failed a smog test due to high C.O. It is running .600-.700 C.O. and the HC's are also high. We checked all the usual suspects Air Flow meter, fuel pressure, Temp. sensor [new]. The car runs fine and idles smoothly. We replaced the original cat.-C.O. ... Trouble codes: 25 (oxy sensor)
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L drive train vibration VIN: WVNA23B0YE
This is my fathers car and I personally have not worked on it. has bad vibration on accell only starting at 20mph. Goes away at cruise or decell. I can down shift into lower gears and the hertz seems the same so I don't believe it is in the engine. I am thinki...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWPD63B41
The customer is complaining that her heater is not working. After the car is warmed up and you turn the heater on the air is only sightly warm for a couple of minutes and then becomes tepid. The blower works fine and the hoses going into the heater core seem t...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU34X9W
i had a bad piston and ring and i changed the block .they dont sale any piston at dealer for this car !!!
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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSF30F6X
I am happy to report that the vehicle is fixed and has been gone for a couple of days.All the help i recieved was right on. I drained out the coolant and refilled radiator with water. drove and let idle for about forty five min.at first it seemed ok not much s...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L ex.manifold VIN: 1FMNU41S1Y
Hi to all,yes the beast is finally fixed,i had 27 replies most of you said was nuts to try to pull the heads and i am glad i didnt,special thanks to Neal for his idea of welding a flat washer to the stud and then a nut to the washer it worked great and i wont ...
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1998 Infiniti Q45 4.1L Valve covers VIN: JNKBY31A1W
Ralph confirm my ordeal to remove the upper half of the intake assy. Thank you.
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Safety VIN: 43SC725985
Thanks to all that replied. The problem turned out to be the SRS control module. Also the autologic diag, unit does read the SRS fault codes. Because the module was bad it could not log any faults. Thanks again. Kent
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1995 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L hard start cold VIN: 1N4BU31D6S
thanks to all that replied to my post. the customer got back the car and said he will bring it back later. he will let me know if it will still act up. we cleaned the terminals at the mass air flow sensor. i will keep you posted. thanks a lot.
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Speedometer VIN: 1N4DL01D1Y
I only got 3 replies on this one and thanks to those that did respond. I ended up being the circuit board on the back of the instrument cluster which we were able to replace ourselves. We consider this one fixed.
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1995 Subaru Legacy 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: BG5-026168
First many thanks to Howard Abbott who emailed the full PDF file of the turbo system great help Howard. The primary turbo has a faulty bearing and the secondary will not hold pressure, for this repair he is taking the car back to where he had it repaired. Trouble codes: 66 (Two Stage Twin Turbocharger system).
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