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2003 Audi A4 1.8L noisy pump/filter VIN: WAUJC68E13
This is my own vehicle. I replaced the fuel filter several months ago(returnless style with internal regulator) and noticed a couple weeks later a noise (whine, growl) from the filter area when starting the vehicle, during fuel pump prime. It does it intermita...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L heater core VIN: WBAAN37476
Hi: I have a problem with this BMW. The heater does not work. The water valve remains cold after the engine reaches full temperature. I unplugged the water valve and still cold. After replacing all those parts I am lost. Two more things: Even with the new ther...
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1995 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L warning on dash VIN: 1G6KS52Y6U
Hello again techs I hope this one is easy question is cust. complaint "service ride control" comes up on dashboard led screen he works at parts store gets discount so he wanted struts replaced in hopes that warning would go away. well no such luck money is a p...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L frt. diff. VIN: 3D7KS28C65
Hello fellow techs; Wer'e rebuilding front diff. on this 05 dodge 2500, and I need the pinion depth measurement for this style of unit that dodge uses. This is not a Dana or corporate style. The housing and even the carrier are stamped "AAM". I have a master p...
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA524XX
we have done the tsb for the 171 and the 174 codes and this van is back we have two shops and this car was done at our other shop now im blessed with this pain after our other tech threw a bunch of other parts at it and itrs still not fixed my freeze frame inf... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36351
Hi all Sitting in this car in park or drive worse in drive there is a viberation thru the car. checking under the hood by the timing belt cover seems to be where it may be comming from. Is there something on this dohc zetec motor that can cause this? Jim
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Clutches VIN: 1FMEU53847
Hello: this truck is my wifes and has had this problem since new. When turning on gravel or dry pavement, it sort of has that binding or leaping sensation. Like a 4x4 locked in and making turn. taking off from stop if turning at all you can hear the engine wo...
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1989 GMC V3500 5.7L slips/down shifts 3-2 ??? VIN: 1GDHV34K9K
The transmission (Turbo 400) works fine but after 5-6 miles at 60-65 mph the transmission will starts slipping/ or downshifts to 2nd gear the engine rpm are high but you back down to 40 mph the vehicle will run fine in 2nd gear The vehicle was sent to the tra...
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2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L No Start VIN: NLHCG41F25
I am visiting my brother over seas and we are trying to program an additional key for his car. We are using T300 key machine Virsion 5.11 .we could comunicate with the immobilizer (bosh)and it has hyundai system 2,we calculate the pin from the last 6 of the VI...
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1983 Mazda RX-7 GS 1.1L motor VIN: JM1FB3319D
Ok Rx masters teach me i have a 1983 mazda Rx-7 with a 12a the customer says it has been sitting for a long time and had a coolant like prior to parking it car got towed in and was had to start but finally did, Problem is coolant is pooring out between the bel...
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1998 Mazda 626 DX 2.0L backing plates VIN: 1YBGF22C5W
Hi Mazda PRO'S, the Mazda dealer told me that these plates are NOT manufactured any more...Is anyone aware of aftermarket supplier for these backing plates...NEW, NOT used. thanks...
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2001 Mazda B4000 DS 4.0L fuel filter VIN: 4F4YR16E81
unable to remove 2 hoses from rear of filter.dont remember ever using special tool?has plastic clips that i thought a push in would release.they dont budge.help
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1998 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L No Start VIN: JN1CA21D4W
vehicle in shop complaint vehicle battery dead i when left for more than a day not used. checked battery ok draw test reveals 480 milli amps pull fuses under hood and under dash near steering wheel still draw pull all relays all that i could see still draw.put...
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1988 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, rough running engine VIN: JT3VN66W3J
First thing I noticed was a rough idle at stop light in drive. as i accelerated it almost sounded like between a exhaust leak or burned valve so I checked vacuum for a flucuation and there wasnt one so i slowly increased throttle and vacumed decreased to almos...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L starter VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
hello all i have a a problem with this car that has only breifly shown up while i have had it the car will lose power everywhere there is no power to inst cluster ing switch no lights no power anywhere it happened to me only once when i hit the clutch to chang...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAEU33482
this vehicle is fixed, alot of replies leading towards the cyclone separator and related tubes. replaced separator, related tubes, dip stick tube also drilling a 6mm hole 15mm below o-ring surface all the way thru. why does so much water accumulate in the sepa... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1994 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L ignition system VIN: 1G4CW52L9R
The car was traded off "as-is" & the dealer is aware of the problem. I [...] be able to elaborate on it at a later date if I find out what was done to repair it,IF repair is done on it. Thanks for the many replies that centered on possible bad crank/cam sensors,...
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2000 Dodge Durango 4.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28N2Y
Thanks to everybody for yuor help. The truck still is unfixed. We are waitting for a new harness; that's the way we decided to go. We opted for not cleaning the oil. We followed the advice of many of you including that of TOM [...], a chrysler specialist, th... Trouble codes: P0171.
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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCF15N7G
Thanks to James from Connecticut who hit the nail on the head with suggesting iat which was ohmed good but had a break in the wire harness above valve cover. Also thanks to Gary from Illinois and Marc from Nebraska who pointed out to check iat.
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1995 Ford Probe 2.5L Charge Gauge
Thanks again, just wasnt too sure about the charge gauge position, replaced battery, re-checked charge rate was at 14.4v and charge gauge still reading at 3/4. So I just told the customer it was normal. (12.2 volts was in the middle of the gauge, 1/2) Thanks
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L accessories VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Thank you to the techs who replied to my help request. I did find a short where the wiring harnes runs through the radiator support. It looks like one of the deputies that drives the vehicle damaged the support by driving over something. The radiator support h...
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1995 Honda Accord EX 2.7L only runs in start VIN: 4XSA000444
Well I havn't given up ,but, this one is still here I followed every bit of advice received checked and rechecked car still the same I will probably repost with more info and new problems found while poking and testing thanks to all for your input I will not ...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Transfer case VIN: 1J4FF48SX1
THANK YOU ALL MEMBERS OF THE IATN STAFF,WE CHANGED THE TIRE AND THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN RESOLVED.
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1994 Saturn SC2 1.9L hard start cold VIN: 1G8ZH1574R
Well guys thanks for all your help turned out red brick "snap crap" was wrong and glitching on farenheit but celcius was reading correctly. I was chasing a ghost in the brick tightened gap on plugs decarbonized t/body and upper end starts cold and now stays ru...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWHC63B01
Hello all. Thank you all for taking time to answer. This car is not fixed yet. I am not the tech who opened this request or started this job. He is out of the shop due to health issues with his wife. this vehicle has been back and forth to the shop for weeks... Trouble codes: P0341.
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