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2003 Audi A4 1.8L motor has a ticking noise VIN: WAUJC68E73
hello everyone this mail is going to be more for vw or audi thechs. customer brought this a4 turbo in b/c of an oil light that was on and a thicking noise coming out of the motor. it sounds like lifters to me. i was looking on mitchell and the only tsb that is...
1993 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L Starting VIN: 1GGCD63B6M
Gentlemen, It was brought in as a no start. Turn key, all dash lights come on, battery is fine. I get no click, nothing. Accessed ignition switch, yellow wire at switch gets hot. Ran a wire from yellow under dash to yellow wire at neutral safety switch. Car s...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 4.3L Mechanical VIN: 1GCEK14W2W
I have this k1500 that when sitting in the driveway idling it blew the oil filter o ring out the side of the filter. It was not double o ringed and now I have a loud ticking noise from the rear of the valve covers and it goes away after 15 minutes. It is a tic...
1996 Dodge Dakota 3.9L 4x4 VIN: 1B7GG23X7T
We have a 1996 Dodge Dakota 4x4. When in four wheel drive over about 35 mph we get a vibration, the vibration gets worse under a load, but four wheel works well. When you try to take it out it does not immediately come out. Some times it takes a mile or two an...
1996 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2B4FP2538T
This van surges bad at idle & runs very rich when surging is occuring. Vacuum is 19.5, but drops to 15 when surging occurs. Timing advance on scanner jumps to over 100 degrees advance @ times, then surging right after(advance is bouncing all over) - Cam & cran...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11X7Y
hi i have a 2000 dodge ram b1500 van in our shop.ithas a cylinder #3 misfire.only #3.i put in a new plug,wire,cap,rotor,and fuel injector.still no change.we did a compression test on that bank.all around the same compression. 120 to 150.someone told me it may ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L rear window defoger VIN: 1FAFP58U9X
I do not get any power to the fuse panel inside the car at pin 30 on the relay and it is suppose to come from the 40 amp fuse in the engine compartment and I pulled the fuse pannel apart and the power goes through the 40 amp fuse to the black wire leaveing the...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
hi group. this vehicle have mil on with code p1131 h2s1 switch. i replace the hose go to intake manifold due to it cracked and cleaned the maf sensor. now it back with the same code. the owner said hesitation under for second then the light come on. i monitor ... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of h2s1 1 switch . sensor indicates lean)
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, NO POWER VIN: 1FTNF21P74
vehicle has after market non vgt turbo and just had head work but was towed in no start with low pressure oil pump exploded fix oil pump startes runs smooth just no power has excessive fuel from exhaust unburned fuel Trouble codes: P0046, P0470
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPXO44KA
HI guys this is the first time I have sent enything in so here we go. I have a 04 ford F150 4x4 5.4 sohc that miss,stumbles & stall seting codes P0340&345 cleared well run good for second the run bad and stall replaced both cam pos. sensors two times ,engine w... Trouble codes: P0340 (po341-), P0341
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Electronic VIN: 1HGCG5658W
Have a Honda with a rough shifting problem. Customer states is most noticeable pulling out at a light and going through the first couple of gears. After that, seemed ok to her. At idle with car sitting still it seems to take longer than normal for the trans to...
2000 Infiniti I30 3.0L No Start VIN: JNKCA31A5Y
The I-30 came to the shop with a hard start problem. Also the 1320 code. We ck'd good wave form on cam, and both crank sensors.Ck'd power and grounds@ ecm. CK'D for Ing. signal out of ecm and had none. Recon. ecm still no spark. We have good fuel press. and go... Trouble codes: P1320
1994 Jeep Cherokee Country 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4FJ78S4R
Vehicle running normal, stopped at store for 15 min, would not start. No Spark is at spark plugs..What is likely to be broken here...coil?, Computer?, Crank Sensor? Fuel rail has some pressure when cranking, the fuel pump was replaced 18 months ago, with Fed....
1992 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L 20 amp fuse VIN: 1YVGD22B3N
this one shouldn't be difficult for those mazda techs. this car came in empty of refrigerant. found the leak, repaired o-rings at compressor manifold. pulled vacuum and held for an hour. shot 2oz oil and 32oz 134a. vent tep pulled down to 38 degrees. compresso...
2001 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L resistor
i have put two blower motor resistors in from mazda and both have burned out in a week. i can see the wiring from the switch to the resistor they all look good and test good for amp draw. resistance in the circuit is good. cant figure out why it keeps blowing ...
1990 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L transmission VIN: F4UFKS7SKD
I need a pic of the checkball locations for a 1990 AOD transmission..And clutch/band application chart..My book is missing and I can't get one on the weekend but really need to finish this tranny asap..Thanks..
1997 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L Horn VIN: 4A3AJ56G4V
Upon finding that the wiring to the horn relay was good, I started to search for the horn to check the wires to it. I am unable to find the horn or the connector for the horn. I was able to find the alarm horn and it is operational. Any ideas as to where the...
2002 Nissan Sentra CA 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 3N1CB51D22
well thank you for reading this. I have a 2002 nissan sentra w 1.8 liter ariable cam timing motor it has what i can best describe as a rolling miss almost like a hunting idle. we have a few of these cars so i have tried injectors , coils , egr valve , maff , a...
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Blower VIN: 1G2HZ52K3V
Hello Group, I have this 1997 Bonneville that has a intermittent blower not working for heat or A/C. I looked through the archeives and didn't find anything that gave a direction to go. I kept trying the blower and it worked every time, so I looked at a wiring...
2000 Pontiac Montana 3.4L abs VIN: 1GMDX13E4Y
This one has a weird problem phoned GM TAC center as well when the traction controll comes on it applys the brakes hard enough to stop the vehicle if you stay on the gas the vehicle wont move, anyone encounter this? just a shot in the dark the controll valve m...
1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Door locks VIN: 3VWCAU1HDW
Hey everyone. Got this Golf in with the power door locks inop. I have no info on this system. If you try to lock it with the remote, the security system will activate but the locks don't. All locks work manually. I have heard rumors of these being vacuume oppe...

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2003 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L abs VIN: WAUML44D53
hello and thank u i could not duplcate these codes so cust has taken the car and will come back if there is a problem as far as the tire psi monitor goes the cust wanted to fix none of it cause in this car u can turn it off so thats what he wanted. thanks agai...
2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Radio VIN: WBACN33421
I did not recieve any helpful info. I did go back to dealer and tried again with no resolution. I went so far as to e mail the blaupunkt web site and never recieved an answer. I have not heard from the customer since we tried.
2002 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L air bag light on VIN: 1GNDV03E42
Thanks for all the replys; I entered the air bag module # on Ebay, and got a used module from a salvage yard, and it worked perfect, with no light! Since I replaced with the exact number, it was already configured for all my options (side curtain bags, etc.) A...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L power steering system VIN: 1GNEC16T64
Thanks for the replies in regards to this problem. At this time the customer has chosen not to repair this power steering noise complaint. The responses involved trying the cold weather p/s fluid, checking the boot at firewall, bypassing the hydroboost unit, l...
2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT 3.5L door closer VIN: 1GNDX33L75
First off many thanks to the members who gave great suggestions. The problem turn out to be the adjustment of the latch striker. Information on this adjustment can be found at TSB 07-08-64-007.
1997 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1C4GP54RIV
crankshaft sensor was the problem,bit my ass because why did the cam sensor fail too??it came in running and after repair would not start.a cam sensor got it to start,and then the cutting out problem crank sensor. oh well I learned something i guess???
2000 Chrysler Neon 2.0L No Start, no crank VIN: 1C3ES46C3Y
-Soldered new sections of wiring at the afflicted places (got good used electrical connectors for the Crank sensor and the Alternator). -Installed new Crankshaft Sensor -Checked the PCM for proper Power Supplies at Pins #20 and #46. Tested Good -Checked ...
1991 Dodge W250 5.9L Steering box VIN: 1B7KM2685M
Well folks, the power steering works now. I'm not sure what fixed it though. Here's what I did; I put my ps pressure guage on it to see if the pump was putting out any pressure. After sitting in the warm shop all night it had no pressure on initial startup. T...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.0L Transmission VIN: 1B3EJ46XXV
Thanks for everyone's help, I dropped the pan, and I was not pretty, smelt worse then burned diff fliud. Anyways after cleaning it out, and replacing the filter it drove for about 10 minutes, then went into neutral again... So I have decide its rebuild time, a...
2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2B3HD56M12
Thanks to Berry and Thomas. I jumped the gun on this one. The Letter's at the end of the update where different (ad to ae).Idle is a lot better and no more high voltage code for Upstream sensors. Before reprogram, at cold start up would Have check engine light... Trouble codes: P0132 (Bank 1/1 High voltage), P0152 (Bank 2/1 High voltage).
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU22X9P
thanks to all that attepted to help me on this one. After all that i have been through with this vehicle, i pulled the egr off and it wasn't stuck open. I made the egr work with a vacuum pump and reinstalled on vehicle. Now i can't get the vehicle to fail....
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4446S
Thank you to all you Ford guys; you saved my butt on this one. I had 2 problems; many of you suggested fuel filter, and replacing that helped the pressure, and the lean codes. The main performance problem ended up being the MAF; some suggested replacing, and a...
1993 Honda Accord LX 2.2L front brakes VIN: 1HGCB7651P
Hi all. i normally would of thanked each and every replie seperately , but at 63 and sick for 2 weeks , will be a big group fix and thank you, were all pretty much on same track, hoses , calipers or master cylinder , with a few brake light switch adjusted to t...
1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L Steering VIN: 1HGCG56XWA
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: JG198G45LO
Thanks for the help I believe I have conquered the beast. I replaced both front a/f sensors and cleared all dtcs po120 tps circuit code returned and had a pending code p1130 for a/f ratio sensor. Diagnosed and replaced tps (what a treat) cleared dtcs delphied ... Trouble codes: P0171, P1130, P1150.
1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 3.1L blowing fuse
Hello tech, Thanks to those who responded to my help request(3 in all).The car cameback on my day off,the tech who look at it said he cannot find any shorted wiring so he put another fuse,told the customer to comeback when I'm in there, that 2 weeks ago never ...
1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager SE 3.3L no spark VIN: 2P4GP44R6T
sorry to say this,i was away from montreal,but i fix this car the problem was the timing chain jump,and that why i did have spark ,i aligment well i changed timing chain.i think both sensor cam and cranshaf working toghether to make spark.thanks to all af y...
2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L trans VIN: JF1SF63591
Thanks to everyone`s help. Not to many people want to work on these cars. Might be something to look into somemore? The control module was the problem al along. Not much money not hard to put in. Costumer for life. And they have three other cars. Not subby`s....
1996 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L Headlights VIN: RXT0048329
Thanks to all for the silver bullet. The tin around the windshield was rotted out. Water was leaking down on to the junction block which was causing my problem. Never would have found it without your help. Thanks!!
2003 Toyota RAV4 2.0L longblock VIN: JTEHH20V73
Thanks to all who responded! After researching the web, I did not discover any 2.o liter japanese only engine with a model No.2AZ. As near as I can tell , a1AZ is 2.0 , and a 2AZ is a 2.4l.This "correct 2.0liter 2AZ " will be shipped back to the auto recycler ...
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