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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUML44EX4
car supposoly quit while moving to clean snow.we replaced the timing belt and pulleys and sparkplugs. car cranks over normally but does not start checked engine fuses ok can only get global obd2 on modis only 2codes p2401 and p0498 i hear the fuel pump working... Trouble codes: P2401, P0498
1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19Z0R
Vehicle has no injector pulse width cold. Replaced fuel pump, processor, tbi assembly, and pick up coil. With injectors unplugged has pulse width when plugged back in loses pulse width. Voltaged dropped grounds and power at processor no problem found. Checked ...
1999 Chevrolet K3500 6.5L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GBJC34F08
well it all stated over a mud dabber laying a nest in the trans vent hose and thr trans cooked, well had to replace the trans with a rebuilt and after a week it came back with a trans code of p0759 siliniod b was not working propertly. replaced this and test d...
1994 Chrysler LHS 3.5L wipers inoperative VIN: 1G49274A9R
First the v.i.n. is made up, sorry for that. I have an L.H.S. that has no wiper function other than washer, a.t.c. panel blank and blower running at low or mediun with key on and hazards do not work. The a.t.c. panel has been dark for almost a year, the other ...
1988 Dodge Shadow 2.2L master cylinder VIN: 1B3CS48D3J
I need help from a good Dodge tech. I am a Toyota man myself and this problem has me stumped. This is my own car unfortunately. Problems started with the right front caliper binding up and not releasing. Cracked open the brake line (bleeder is frozen) and cali...
1995 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L power assist VIN: IC3EJ56H4S
the problem with this car is that when turning left, there seems to be little or no power assist, turning right is fine. checked all ball joint and tie rods, tried unplugging the various sensors on the rack, no change, my next test was to check p/s pump pressu...
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF2265W
ORIGINAL-Crank and no start,turn off ignition switch and retry,then engine starts/runs/no smoke.This happens every time hot or cold. We are loosing voltage to lift pump and wait to start lamp. Replaced ignition switch.Inspected wires to connections. Tested lif...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX51NT6
sorry about the fake vin and mileage, but im at home and this car is keeping me up. car came in with p0340 and running pretty bad. i scoped cam signal and it looked perfect. so i started to look at the t-belt timing, knowing its a problem. pulled cover and fou... Trouble codes: P0340
1996 GMC K2500 Suburban 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKGF26F6T
This is my dads truck. While driving he told me truck dies and then restarts.Every time he drops truck off i can't duplicate problem.The truck runs fine untill tonight.I had a mac mentor on it tonight and it died out on me.As soon as it died the engine light w...
1997 GMC C2500 Sierra SL 6.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GTGK29FOV
My brother in law just purchased this truck. The problem is it dies while driving and at a idle just like someone turned off the key. Sometimes it will re start sometimes it won’t even try to start. I can drive it for a couple days with no problems and some da...
2003 GMC Envoy XL SLE 5.3L front axle 4x4 lock VIN: 1GLET16SX3
When shifting into 4x4 the lights come on, the front drive shaft turns, but the front axle does not engage. If the actuator is removed and the lock up is pushed in with a tool, there is no forward engagment, but it seems to engage in reverse. Any ideas?
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix SE 3.8L Pulley Noise
This Grand Prix came in with bearing type noise inside the cab at idle (in or out of gear). When the car is throttled rapidly the noise goes away for about a second. We tried to locate the source under the hood but could'nt realy tell what was causing it. We p...
1997 Saturn SL2 1.9L No start VIN: 1G8ZK5275V
Saturn runs fine until at operating temperature then starts to sputter and dies. Will not restart untill cooled off. At time of No start confirmed no tach signal and show a cam sensor code and an egr code which i have also been fighting with. Is it safe to say...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 1296 code VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Looking for help with a VW Jetta, 2002 code 1296, cooling system problem. A/C fully charged, radiator full, no leaks, pressure test ok. No indication of affect area, belts tight, no leaks and pressure good. What else can I test to determine this problem. Che...

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDF15Y3P
Thank you to all who help. The egr passage is very good, check and see no leak, cat work great. The problem is the air system sometime not working because the air solenoid not good. Replace air solenoid, hc go down to 20ppm, great. thanks again, thoa
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU93145
Sorry, it took so long. After checking and replacing the crank sensor, I had a good crank signal at the computer. Still no start. I had good power and grounds at the PCM. I replaced the computer and reprogrammed and the car started. Thanks for all the advice a...
1992 Mazda 626 DX 2.2L 20 amp fuse VIN: 1YVGD22B3N
Thanks for the help. the car hasn't blown fuse again as far as i know. informed customer that further diag would be required if it blew a third time. Noone had a head-on fix but the testing tips are great.Splitting the circuit with individual fuses is by far t...
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8Y
Hello Friend's Thank you all for al the Reply, This one is Fixed. A special thanks to Robert [...], who took the time to explain the K40 relay. The ECU sends a signal to the K40 relay to turn it on. The relay is located in the wiring and fuse box next to the ... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store Code).
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E92
Guys im gonna close this as fixed for now. If things change I will update later. Due to the intermittant nature of the prob lem i had to due something. AFter having 3 pedal sensors installed with no fix I decided to run new wires from the ME to the pedal senso... Trouble codes: P0121, P020.
1998 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L factory stereo VIN: 4A3AJ56GXW
problem solved I had someone contact a buddy at the dealership.gave me the code and it worked. thanks for all your help.
1998 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L Oil psi warning VIN: 1N6DD26S0W
Thanks for all of the help. I peeled back the loom for the alt harness, found broken wire 2 inches up inside loom. spliced in a new wire, and warning light functions properly. Randy
2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D83
I have worked on cars 24 years and have never been beaten up on as much as this nissan has.I am still concerned about that cam phaser and cam being out of synch. customer declined spending anymore time and money on this car.The local delearship has had the car... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L fluid level VIN: 1G2NF52E03
Thanks for the help. I wish they still had dip sticks.
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