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2002 Audi A4 1.8L low power VIN: WAULC68E82
Hey VW guys, got a good running A-4 1.8 t no real problems except customer states not quite the power it used to have. My question is the correct turbo boost pressure ? I have 20 inches of vacuum which changes to about 5 lbs boost while accelerating measured ...
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1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G1LT5340P
Hello this car came in with a stalling concern, we replaced the ckp & ignition modules now it runs but has a misfire on #4 I tried swapping coils & wires. It ran ok before, it has spark at the #4 wire, the spark at #3 seems twice as fast. I will try to sell wi...
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1995 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Cuts out VIN: 1GNDT13W2S
intermittently cuts out, was worse warm initially, but now it is getting worse, even cold. it has stalled out, but restarts. complete tuneup done, plugs, wires, cap and rotor. problem remained. replaced cam and crank sensor and checked wiring to them. all chec...
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2005 Chevrolet Express 1500 LS 4.3L trans shift VIN: 1GCFG15X65
hi guys. im stumped on this. i pulled the pan and unpluged all solinoids. commanded each one with scanner and only 2 came on with neg sig to plug. connected all, recheck same way , same result. went to comp. commanded on and no sig out of comp to solinoids.flo...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loses power VIN: 1FDXF47F2X
Truck idles fine, starts fine but under load after an hour of driving, loses power, like fuel starvation. Pulled fuel tank to check screen for fuel restrictions. Replaced fuel pump on frame, blew lines out, replaced fuel filter and regulator on fuel filter hou...
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1991 Honda Civic Si 1.6L brake lite circuit VIN: 2HGED7367M
when the fuse for the brake light circuit is in, I am getting an .8 amp draw. Remove the fuse and the draw comes back. I have disconnected the hazrads, the brake light switch and the turn signal switch and still the same problem.
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L wipers
This car came in from the auction and we were doing a safty on it . it had no heat coming from the vents and no wipers.I called my friends around town and found out this car had a secoundary water pump and it goes out all time . that's fixed. then the guy at t...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L windows VIN: 2T2GA31U44
Hello fellow techs. I could sure use some help with this one. I replaced the drivers door mirror on this 04 Lexus due to someone vandalizing this womans car. I had to remove the door panel and disconnect the master window switch along with some other connector...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L hard start VIN: WDBCA24D8J
ok, i had this dropped on me as a no start/diagnose noise, found needed head r&r, so i had not seen it run,now it is hard to start, and i think it either is not shifting into 4th or starting out in 2nd(i don't think this because it seems to be turning to many ...
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1NDL01D5WC
Car will not start cold unless you pour fuel down the intake. Fuel pres. normal,spark good,noid weak. Replaced crank sensor and distribotor looking at knowledge base, same problem. Checked the cold start fues,good with voltage when cranking. Not sure were to g...
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2004 Nissan Quest SL 3.5L Starting VIN: 5N1BV28U54
vehicle will not start at times. customer drives for a couple of miles than stops the car. than when she goes back car will not start. i found a tsb ntb04-111b of 10/13/2006 and it points out to the inteligent power distribution module (ipdm). i have order the...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L head gasket failure VIN: 3N1CB51D04
Vehicle Summary: 1. Customer arrived with misfire. Perform scan. Code present: p0300 misfire detected. Customer noted misfire present at cold start. performed dye test due to TSB--Test positive for Co2 present in coolant. Removed cylinder head. Cylinder head t...
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2001 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater VIN: 1GMDX03E21
Customer brought in van for little to no heat at idle. when driving, temperature in van is better but not where it should be. After flushing entire system and using airvac to refill, same symptom. No heat. When I switch temperature over to cold there seems to ...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: WVWCEG3B75
Hi Techs I'm about to start into this VW on Monday and as I am new to VW's I was wondering if any body had any preemptive info on this code or pattern failure on this trans problem. Any help would be great.I quick scanned it with my new vag com Friday night an...
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2005 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD 2.5L Alignment VIN: YV1RH59265
Could anyone help me with alignment specs for this car? It's AWD. They are not in Shopkey and Hunter stoped updates for my aligner a few years ago. I tried searching the internet but had no luck.
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B53
Thanks for all the input, It seems that aftermarket cats are not the same as the OEM, We put an Audi unit in & 700 miles, No light. Thanks again
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L instrument cluster indicators VIN: WBAGJ8320W
Thanks to all, this one is fixed. I guess my first reaction was that the instrument cluster was faulty to be right. It really took complete understanding of the system to confirm it. A reman. cluster from BMW was the choice. The cluster is actually the nerve c...
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1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L Convertor VIN: 1B4H528Y7X
I have since pushed this vehicle outside to tackle other headaches and will return to this with a used trans as my specialist advised me of an internal leak in the trans. upon dissassembly I will update. Thank you all.
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2003 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9L Engine VIN: 1D7HG48Z63
Customer has decided to live with the problem till spring or untill it gets worse.Had several reports of heads cracking but mostly on older models.Will not know for sure till we tear it down. Thanks to all who were kind enough to reply.
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1990 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2HGED6346L
I got thrown off a little on this one.with the high co I did not suspect compression because motor was fairly smooth.I got the wrong o2 before.the correct one got co down to 2%,still high.Sure enough this one had multiple probs with low compression on cyl 3.N...
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1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4.0L ABS light on VIN: 1J4FJ58L9L
It is kind of like a white lie to say I actually fixed this car. As I wrote before, the ABS light(amber) was on. With seven replies in hand, and might I say all seven were totally different, I re-looked the car over trying to verify if there was or was not a p...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Coils,Coils,Coils was the response of most technicians.Well I replaced the worse of the bunch[the ones causing misfires] and the problems are gone for now as the other coils are in need of replacement soon.I used a spark tester that is has adjustable gap and f... Trouble codes: P1309 (cam position sensor fault), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0307 (Cyl 7 misfire), P0715 (Output shaft sensor problem), P0717 (Output shaft sensor problem), P0720 (P0722 Output shaft sensor problem).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L telescopic column VIN: WDBCA35E7M
Replies to my help request would be very helpful, however I cannot get the car back into my shop at this time. Cusomer will be in after the holidays at which time I will recheck the problem with the information I recieved. I will post a summary later on the fi...
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2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Stall VIN: WP1AB29P75
This one is outta here!!!,General consensus is that the VW software will NOT work on a Porsche and you are all correct.I purchased the durametric software for porsche and upon checking out this vehicle I noticed that KOEO that I have 1 volt from both mass air ...
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Sun roof/map lamps VIN: YV1TS90D8Y
thank you all for taking the time to reply to my request i tryed to close this a while ago but for some reason it didnt close to fix the problem i put the key into the drivers side door and locked and unlocked and locked and unlocked the door agian and started...
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