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2002 Audi A4 3.0L oil VIN: WAULT68E02
car was towed in due to smoking under hood. When car on lift there was signs of oil leaking on right side. After removing lower engine cover there was a large amount of oil on right side of engine. We removed air box and covers to expose right cam cover,no sig...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L rough idle VIN: WBAGB4312L
Hi Guys ! We got 3 BMWs here at the shop with about the same problem. Need your opinion with properly experience about that old car. One 88 735IL , 735i and one 91 535i with exactly the same engine . They run rough in idle as soon you rev up the engine everyth...
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1998 Chevrolet Malibu LS 3.1L lifters VIN: 1G1NE52M2W
Hello friend this is Shawn. This is my first request and I am looking forward to some help. Ok so here is my story and I am sticking to it. this car worked great sounded smooth, well except that it did not hold any water, blown head gaskets both of them. I p...
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1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP52UOW
brought veh. to me for leaking wp. now veh won't start, fuel prss good and have spark. no codes.
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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMD6EGW2W
Hi all techs : This vehicle has a miss under light load,and set 2 codes, oxygen sensor bank 1 sensor 1 slow responds, and cylinder number 4 misfire detected. Another than that the vehicle runs great. Cylinder number 4 misfire count show on scanner. The misfi... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder number 4 misfire), P0133 (oxygen sensor bank i sensor 1 slow respones)
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2001 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L Torque Convertor
Hello, After engine is warmed up and TCC engagement is enabled the RPM slip is 100-400 rpm. If you command TCC engagement with Tech 2 the slip goes to nearly 0. What bothers me is there are NO DTC's and truck has normal shift points and is not shifting hard l...
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Hoses VIN: SAJPX1149S
Not having done a hose replacement on an R-Type, but many a non R-Type sedan, I envisioned a more time consuming job, but nothing like what has transpired. We are at the point of replacing the hose from the water pump to a pipe about halfway toward the rear of...
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1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.2L viscous clutch VIN: 1J4GZ78Y2S
This Jeep feels like is's in 4wd low range when making tight turns only after driving at least 20 miles,as if the front hubs were locked.Could the viscous clutch be the problem?
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L pcm
This Jeep came in on a hook, It would start and run for 2 seconds then die. The gauges, windows, and dome light didn't work. I scanned the computer and there were 3 codes P0123(TPS), P1686, and P1687(Inst Cluster & "Skrem". Also There was no communication to T...
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2003 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Output Shaft Seal VIN: KNDJD733X3
Has anybody had a similar problem with the auto trans output shaft seal leaking on an '03 Sorento?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is the driveshaft slip joint worn out even though it doesn't appear to have a wear groove???
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L sam VIN: WDBNG70J12
Mercedes Techs---I have loss to this vehicle wheras the owner and the "aggravating" dealer are claiming that due to the heavy rains recently (we did have some) the water intrusion from the cowl "plenum" area allowed the compartment under the rear seat to accum...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L Surge, Misfire
Howdy everyone. What I have here is a 2000 Nissan Frontier 4-door 4 wheel drive pickup with the 3.3L V6 engine. Truck runs smooth like a brand new truck until it reaches operating temperature. When it does reach operating temperature, it surges bad and almost ...
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L no communicate VIN: 12WN345P32
Good morning guys,I need some help here,car came in fail smog due to no communicate with the ECM.When hook up to the scanner the scanner is power up but no communication,no code access.I read the archeive and like everything are there.On the DLC connt pin 16,8...
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2000 Subaru Forester L 2.5L left front wheel VIN: JF1SF6353X
Hello, I have a strange problem, maybe someone can help. 2000 Subaru Forester. While driving straight ahead above 40MPH steering wheel violently jerks to the left then begins to wobble always jerking to the left. Symptoms will disappear for a few seconds the s...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWMD63B5X
this veh is leaking coolant from right rear side of engine not did to many repairs to volks. but did order an adapter to pressurize system. i'm asking if someones already seen this problem and looking for some hints to what i'm getting into. thanks
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Compressor VIN: WVWMA23BOY
hello i have this passat 2000 with climatronic control, the compressor doesn't operate until I drive the car at the speed of 20mph or more, if the speed is below 20mph the compressor shuts down, I have scanned with a vagcom tool and I don't have any dtc's, in ...
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1987 Dodge B150 5.2L Differential VIN: 2BYCB1378H
Thanks to everyone of you that took time to try and help. The customer decided to let the noise progress. As most of the group suggested, I agree, its probably ring and pinion damage. Just because I can't see damage doesn't mean its not there. We did replace a...
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1995 Dodge Caravan 3.0L Starting VIN: 2B4GH2538S
Dear Members, I found the wiring problem (short in wiring harness) between fuse box and PCM at upper part of driver side fender. I removed the window washer container and I disconnected coupler of main wire harness at firewall, there was 12 volts still on at...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3B7HF1370V
Thanks to all for your time and help. Everything seem to point to the crank sensor as did your replies. My only hesitation was that it only acted up in reverse, despite pulling/tugging and wiggling the wiring while in park and drive with no change. Any way the... Trouble codes: P0320, P1391.
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1999 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.2L valve VIN: 1B7GG22Y2X
Hi all. This one is fixed. Rather than wait on a valve spring shim which would only have bandaided it at best, I pulled the heads. As I mentioned before, I had already measured the installed valve stem height and it was in spec so the seat hasnt eroded or the ...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B7HB11X7Y
well i got some great info from everyone.i backed off the exhaust valve rocket nut 2 turns ,and the misfire went away.tightened it up misfire came back.so it did have a bad valve seat.i got a remn head from the dealer for around $250.00.cheap i thought.put it ...
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2004 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L all of electrical VIN: 1B3ES56C34
we installed a new battery even though it was not faulty when checked. havent heard back since. about half a week so far. think its ok now. thanks everyone!
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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F9R
Hi all First, a big thankyou to all that responded, they were John [...] who hit the nail on the head with his suggestion of trying a genuine Ford cam senso... Trouble codes: P1218 (Cylinder ID circuit stays high), P0344 (Cam position sensor ckt).
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1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X1S
I have uesd other dorman products in the past with good results. I compaired the circuit functions between the 95 and 96 cam sensors along with the test procedures. As the ECMs are different the cam sensors worked the same way. Mazda also uses the same sensor ... Trouble codes: 314 (Cam Sensor).
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission shifting VIN: 1FALP52U1V
Thanks everyone for your help with this issue. I believe initially the speedsensor was the problem, however the ultimate fix was the wiring to the speed sensor had melted because it came in contact with the exhaust manifold. car is fixed, shifts well and I d...
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L power windows, interior lights, 4wd lights, and wi VIN: 1FTEX18L0V
Sorry for the long wait on the fix but I wanted to be sure. Just talked to the customer and all has been well since the repair. I found that with water sprayed on the windshield there was a water leak on the GEM module mounted on the back of the fusebox. I rem...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51432
Thanks fotr the help,we are confident that the intake runner is the cause of the lean concern .We can cause the engine to run rough and misfire by spraying the left bank at the runner shaft seal with carb spray,the other runner does not do this. Cust has decli... Trouble codes: P0174.
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40412
Thank you for all the posts,it turned out to be an ignition coil pack going open every once in a while.We installed new plug wires and coil pack,we recently followed up with cust and all is well. thanks again
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJPX1149S
The only codes that turned out to be relevant had to do with the coolant temperature. Replacing the thermostat and the CTS and clearing all the codes has apparently solved the problem. The car has driven about a week without resetting any codes and the MIL has... Trouble codes: P0116 (ECTS out of range likely thermostat), P0420 (Poor cat efficiency A Bank), P0430 (Poor cat efficiency B Bank), P1401 (EGR out of range vtge either high or low), P1409 (EGR drive circuit out of range.).
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2001 Kia Sportage 2.0L cylinder head VIN: KNDJA72351
Thanks for the input, shortly after posting my info request I got a call saying the head was warped 015" and had been resurfaced before , and there was not enough left on it to reuse. New head is on order, and will reassemble next week. Ieeeeee, lol, customer ...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
Gents, this Discovery is still 'hanging' out there. All my reaerch and hand's on and of course...your replies have quite dutifully pointed me to a PCM glitch! I'm still waiting for cust. to hustle one up. I've been paid and whomever would own one of these thin... Trouble codes: P1191 (Manufacturer Controlled Fuel/Air Metering), P1372 (Manfctr. Contrlld. Ignition Syst/Misfire), P1374 (Manfctr Contrlld Ign Syst/Misfire).
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cylinder heads VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
thanks for all 7 replys found cause of no compression #4 rod sticking out of block behind starter.no reman engines available installed used engine.
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, P0340 VIN: JM3LW28A94
the info from the replies helped us go over some things that we have already checked a second time. but we were unable to isolate the problem. we suspect it to be in the wiring harness but were unable to be 100 % sure it would fix the problems the vehicle had ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thank you for all the replies, unfourtanely customer cannot afford [...] pay for any further inspection & repair. i did receive a lot of good inputs from all these replies. if customer bring back vehicle in the future, i will post a repair for this again.
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