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2003 Audi A6 3.0L abs esp VIN: WAULT64B73
good morning; we removed the rear end, to access the fuel tank replacement for a fuel leak. after reinstalling the tank ( had lead, that is not fixed ) the abs,esp light is on. the codes say the computer has wrong program. and the steering angel sensor need...
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1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1G1LT54G7L
HI everyone,this car runs great going down the road but when you come to a stop and you have to sit at a light for more than a minute or two the engine starts to surge and eventually will stall out. It starts right back up and idles again for another minute or...
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1995 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 19W3S82631
After having other shops check this out with no results. i was asked to look at this for a friend and found the misfire and hesitation. checked fuel pressure and found 60 psi but would fall to zero within 25 seconds and with vehicle not running could smell fue... Trouble codes: 0300 (multiple misfire)
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L misfire VIN: 2GCEK19T51
Any help on this is very much appreciated. thank in advance.
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L smokes badly
Customers complaint was that in the morning the vehicle smokes for about the first three miles and then seems to go away. Three days later the vehicle smokes all the time, especially on acceleration. This is a lot of smoke, to the point that you blind the driv...
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2003 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L MIL Lamp on
hi guys ,,, this car came for first time ,, problem is in transmission stuck on 2nd gear after MIL COME . i check it by scanner code reader, was. p0325 KNOCK SENSOR circuit is open.. we replaced the KNOCK SENEOR ,, & CHECKED THE connections and wire from senso... Trouble codes: P0325
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2000 Buick Century Custom 3.1L fans VIN: 2G4WSJOY11
I guess this one will go to the dealer also i dont think it has cooling problem but i do think the guage might be off a little. the customer stated that the guage never went that high before but now everytime in traffic it rises to 3/4 when always at half be...
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1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L rear brakes VIN: 1GNEK13ROX
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL TECHS,SAM, MATTHEW,HISHAM, WALLIS, LED ME TO THE PROMISED LAND, DROVE VEHICLE UNTIL HOT AND NOTICED 1 SIDE HOTER THAN OTHER REMOVED RUBBER BRAKE LINE REPLACED BOTH SIDES ON DROVE FOR ABOUT ON AND OFF 2 DAYS NO PROBLEMS AS OF YET CALL ...
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L transfer case VIN: 3GNFK16T01
the majority of responses indicated that this was the normal operation of this system.we informed our customer of the results of our post,customer was impressed at all the imfomation we received.he was imformend by another shop before visiting us that the fron...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Radio VIN: 1G1JC12482
The car was taken to a dealer and was unlocked. David, Ken and Kim were correct. There is apparently is no way to unloc this with out a Tech scanner. The radio it turns out had been replaced. Thanks everyone for your help.
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1994 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1B7HC16Z2R
Very interesting this truck was. I received 8 replies and all were checked out. Tommy from Kentucky hit it closest with checking fuel pressure when it was running bad. More on this later in the post. When the truck was missing the fuel pressure stayed at a so...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1D7HA18N13
Thanks guys-Most of the responses were about the TPS and/or cleaning the throttle plate. I never found a problem with the TPS so I cleaned the plate and bore. It really wasn't that dirty but as soon as I started the engine you could tell an improved difference...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BUCKS VIN: 1FTCR14X0R
Believe or not, I still have this vehicle in my possession. Most suggestions covered ground that I have already covered. The answer appears to be in the lower end. When the bucking happens the oil pressure goes to zero. I looked at the crank and the PIP si... Trouble codes: P0211 (Erratic PIP Signal).
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 1FAFP55281
I wanted to see if I could ohm out a new factory fuel guage, but the dealer said if I broke the seal (even while standing at his parts counter), I have already bought the part. I then found several other Taurus sending units at a local salvage yard, and for a...
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1979 Jeep CJ7 4.2L Cuts out VIN: J9M93EC832
this is a plow truck so immediate repair was not needed. finally got the truck back to the shop thursday and found all the wiring for the pickup to be brittle and cracked allowing a short to ground when advance kicked in..replaced dist assy w/remfg unit and re...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Engine- V6 2.5liter VIN: SALNM22202
Many thanks for the 6 replies I received from other technicians! Paul from Virgina has the secret-there are 3 large O-rings that are apparently installed dry from the factory. We had to pry to the point that we thought we were going to break something. It d...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNFM82W4X
Well it sounds like many of you have had experience with the chains and valve train on these motors. I think that I got lucky with this one. I figured that the salvage yard engine that I got was probably sitting around for a while without being run so it lost ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
The blue wire was broken underneath the carpet. Not easy to get to. Normaly wire breaks outside of the body. This one did not. Also I ment LR wheel and not RR. Somehow I switched them in my mind. Again, the plug is in front of the Left rear wheel. Blue wire is... Trouble codes: P0446 (activated charcoal canister shutoff valve).
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2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53UX1
Well the car was towed back in yesterday with the engine hydrolocked with coolant so just about everybody was correct in looking for blown head gasket. Trouble codes: 301 (misfire cyl 1).
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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva S 3.1L Stall VIN: 1G3WL52M6W
Replies were based on connections and problems with the DUI system. The DUI had been removed, wiring tested and retested, cluster removed to test voltage in and out... Voltage and ground in were good, voltage out was about 3v less as stated. After about a hund... Trouble codes: B1027 (IPC Bad R code this ign cycle), B1026 (IPC Bad timing this ign cycle), B1629 (PCM Theft deterrent crank signal malfunction).
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, high idle VIN: 1G2NF52T3Y
After double and triple checking all of the powers and grounds to the computer, i decided to try another PCM which did solve the problem. I was hesistant to try a computer due to the fact it had been replaced. Thanks to all that replied!!
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