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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Hesitation, VIN: WAUKE5443L
Hey guys, Thanks in advance for your help. I am working on this Audi that was runing fine one day then parked overnight and the next day will hardly get out of its own way. I have driven this vehicle and itn has no power, like a pluged exhaust, but that doesnt...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L transmission hose/fitting VIN: WAULC68E34
There is a leak right above the transmisssion from a hose that goes to the underbody. At the underbody there is a black large fitting and the atf leaks from then drips off the bolt. I need to know what the hose is for and where it goes. How is this leak fixed?...
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L door seals VIN: 1C3EL45U11
To all chrysler techs.Water leaking at the middle of both front doors.I do not want to change the mouldings for nothing.I have not done anything to the car yet,the mouldings do not look worn,maybe there is an adjustment on the top?Or is it just a matter of cha...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
This explorer came in with a bad running condition. Gave good test drive and seemed to run good. Pulled back into lot and it stalled. Restarted and it ran good for abouut 15 seconds and started going chug-chug-chug, and check engine light came on,and black soo...
2001 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L oil pan VIN: 1GDR631R11
Hi Guys; Just a quick question. Having this van come in to change rotted oil pan. Just wanted to know if I have enough room to take it out without lifting motor or anything I should know. Thanks
2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K66
As noted this vehicle was stolen from another dealers lot. After it was recovered it somehow ended up at auction and was sold as "not running". Obviously now the buyer wants to get it to run. The problem is that the VIN will not transfer from PCM to the WCM. T...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Dash Warning Display VIN: 5LMEU88H34
Thanks to all in advance. Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction illuminates when starting and when driving. tested all sensors found one dead and replaced, energized all with snap-on tool and scanned module to see if it could see them all and it does. Warning still...
2005 Mazda Tribute i 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4F2YZ02Z95
So I hooked up the PDS and Check for codes found P1233 Fuel Pump Module Disabled or Off Line (Fuel Pump Driver Module) Also a P1237 Fuel Pump Secondary Circuit (Fuel Pump Driver Module). I Also took it for a 6 mile test drive and it ran fine with no codes when... Trouble codes: P0192 (fuel rail pressure circuit), P1237 (fuel pump module circuit)
1993 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L climate control VIN: WDB1234567
sorry about the vin I am out of the shop today, This 140 body,had a problem with the climate control, after removing the key the light on the climate control OFF will stay on and drain the battery, we replaced the climate control unit, the 2 relays by the fuse...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L compression VIN: 4A3AA46GX1
Car came in on a hook, customer stated it quit while driving & white steam was comming out from under the hood. He also said the the day before he heard a "Noise" (He didn't say what type of noise). I tried to start the car and it sounded like there was no com...
2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: NOVISIBLEV
Thanks to everybody for help as this one drives me nuts for 2 days. I have this spidey in the shop originally came in with mil on had lean codes for both banks, fuel trims were over 20% at idle found lower intake manifold g-t leaking that brought short term tr... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Surge VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
Thanks for the help guy's.After testing the injector I found it was leaking down.Unfortunatly the customer did not want to proceed with the repair. Mark
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Starting VIN: 1G1JC5241X
Thank all you guys that replied..The Fix Was A short betewwen the starter relay and the starter.. someone had did a repair that was faulty..GOSH in this business when you think you know it all.. you can find out that you really don't know #@%$. I have never ...
2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx LT 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1ZT63846
I really appreciate all the response. We did check many items of this car not sure what fixed the check engine light off. First I put injector cleaner in the gas tank, we check every single hose for air leaks and none found, check spark plugs, gas cab was slig... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Too Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2).
1999 Chrysler Sebring JXi 2.5L No Start VIN: 3C3EL55H7X
I got away from this car so I wouldn't go crazy. Went back to pin out all grounds & found the ground at left ft cyl head broken just under top rad hose. This took care of no start.Found this on sat. just opened the e mail up sun 4/20/08 & steve from georgia h...
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.2L Dash Vent not Functioning at times VIN: 1B7HC1346W
Hello Friend's Thank you all for the help on this one.It's fixed and the customer is happy. I have checked all the vacuum on a road test before all the one way valves. I could see the vacuum drop happening sometimes. Also Thank You to Robert [...] and David ...
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Van 5.9L draw VIN: 3B7KF23Z72
after 30+ hours of non billable searching time on this truck, i pulled the power dist. center with attached underhood harness. ohm tested each circuit. found no issues with the wiring, but did see upon reinstall that the draw was gone until you replugged back ...
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTPW14546
hey guys. thanks again for all of the replies. unfortunately, i didn't get to fix the vehicle. it was taken to the dealership and they've gotten it fixed. supposedly, they replaced the injectors, plugs, and coils, which i did already, and that fixed it. i don'...
1998 Hyundai Excel 1.6L No Start, Hard Start
Thanks again, the problem was the crank angle sensor. Found signal braking down. Replaced and all is fine.
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHHN65F23
There were no reflash upgrades for this vehicle although , running across the same code and same problem on a 2005 caravan this week , came across 2 tsb's that said new o2 sensors from the dealer worked under a different resistance and a computer reflash was n... Trouble codes: P0037 (heater control ckt low B1 S2).
1996 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L slow crank VIN: 1J4FJ28S1T
tech from georgia was helpful. starter that was bought new was defective.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Automatic operation VIN: WDBSK75FX5
First of all, thank you to the three members that took the time to respond. I did not get to fix this vehicle as it was sold 'as is'. All three responses mentioned the need for the factory scan tool which is just how vehicles are these days. One response did m...
2003 Nissan Altima S 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11E23
thanks all you guys for your help i tried to do relearn on snap on and few others scanners none had this feature so i had to goto the dealer they charged me $116.00 and problem is fixed.lesson learned that ecm and throttle motor are paired also if you want to ... Trouble codes: P0507.
1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L oil leaks VIN: 1G2NE52T4W
I just found time to finish the post. Used felpro gaskets and all it well. The oem gaskets are more expensive and have to order individual.Thanks for the help all.
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Windows VIN: WPOCA2987X
Thanks for all the replies, unfortunately we did not have a factory style scanner. By looking at the wiring diagram something clicked in my head. When you go to lock the vehicle, if you continue to hold the key in the lock position the windows will go up, over...
2001 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2T1BR12EX1
Thank you for all the replys on this vehicle, The problem ended up being engine internal. it had low compression on cyls 2 and 4. with the mileage of the engine the customer opted to replace the engine, car now runs great
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