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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUDH28D1Y
For all fellows Audi tech's, I have a A4 that at a cold start the trans was giving a kick when shifting to Drive and when shifting back from 5 to 4 and it only happend when was cold. after driving more than 15 min the car was shifting normal. the trans code we...
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2003 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Steering column ground VIN: 1GCDM19X93
This high mileage Astro came in last week with a complaint of electrical burn smell and smoke in the cab. No previous history or complaints in this area. After inspecting the ignition switch wiring, I found the steering column ground wire with all the insulati...
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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L runs poor VIN: 3B7KF23672
Hello all. I'm doing paperwork on Sunday and a good customer shows up on the hook. I'm trying to get a jump for Monday. This 2002 91K dodge dsl and want to see if anyone has seen this volume of codes. I beleve ecm is smoked, PO606 says so, but I'm leary of tha... Trouble codes: P0606, P1475, P0238, P0123, P0118, P0113
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2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31Z84
This Focus is lean and setting P0171 Lean Exhaust. Engine runs OK, has smooth idle. At idle MAF is 3 grams sec (.78v), +11% LT fuel trim. At 3,000 RPM no load MAF is 8 grams sec (1.4v), +26% LT fuel trim. Did a smoke test and found no vacuum leaks. Fuel pressu... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust)
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L Pump VIN: 1J4GL58K32
Hello I have a 02 jeep liberty that the power steering pump howls at all times, the assists seems low, but is the same when turning either direction. It came in with a seeping line and the fluid dirty. I replaced the high side line, flushed and bleed system bu...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L no oil pressure VIN: SALAD25415
this one is eating my lunch and breakfast too!!! the engine install went ok but upon start up the oil light wont go out!! i tried a new oil press sending unit, but still the same. the oil filter is full but i had to use the oil cooler from the old engine, the ...
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2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heater VIN: 5LMPU28A0Y
car would only heat up to [...] coming from heater. when you drive it would fall right off to 80. coolant was in bad shape. after coolant flush, new water pump, heater core, thermostat, it heats to 158 in the cab but falls to 80 ish after a few miles.temp...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma DLX 2.7L No Start, no spark VIN: 5TEWM72N32
The truck came to us as a "no start". After checking it over, I discovered it had no spark. When I brought it inside the next day, it started and choked on the flooded cylinders. It cleared up, but died again a few minutes later after being backed up. I starte... Trouble codes: P1300, P1305, P1310, P1315
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2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Radio VIN: 5TDZT38A13
The radio on am and fm stations play fine when the engine is not running. With the engine running from a cold start the radio makes only a static sound but the buttons and display always work know matter what. The charging voltage is 14.2 volts then. Once the ...
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1997 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G4CW52K3V
Thanks for all the replys. I found out later that it was a new maf sensor. Some replyed to power brake. I did this at first but it stayed at 47psi. I let idle for a half hour and cked again and it droped to 25psi when I power broke this time.Very easy to chang...
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2000 Chrysler Voyager SE 3.3L Inst Cluster/gauges VIN: 1P4GP45G5Y
Half of replies said BCM was problem , other half said said cluster was problem . Just to mention NO CODES were found in BCM and BCM was accessable with scan tool while cluster was not. I am leaning towards cluster . Car has not returned with problem at this ...
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1988 Fiat Ferrari 328 3.2L Stall VIN: ZFFXA20AJ0
The fix for this car I adjusted the C.O. from .25 to 1.0 with O2 sensor disconnected. That made all the difference. Thanks to every one , Marco
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L steering VIN: 1FTHF36G2V
ALOT OF GREAT INFO AND IDEAS. I CALLED THE HELP LINE FOR THE GEAR BOX I BOUGHT FROM NAPA AND WOUND UP GETTING ANOTHER GEAR BOX WHICH MADE THIS TRUCK MUCH BETTER. THE LOW MILES TENDS TO LEAD A TECH ASTRAY BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW LACK OF USE IS SOMETIMES JUST AS BAD...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L cruise VIN: 1FTWW33F2Y
4 replies were sent, none of which helped. none of the respondents actually read my post or they would not have replied with the information they did. the post stated "ALL of the actuators & inputs to the pcm are reading correctly..." yet every reply was on ho...
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L vtc oil control valve VIN: JHLRD78833
Most replies were to use honda bond sealer on bolts etc. Alot of others said timing cover leaks were probable. Best reply said to use 5 psi regulated compressed air to block and spray with soapy water to determine leak area. However customer wanted to take to...
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, High Idle VIN: 3N1CB51D14
Thanks to all who replied and VERY special thanks to Paul [...] who both suggested the following... {One of them mentioned a Nissan Tech told them this trick and I'm sure I would have never thought of doing this} With the engine runn... Trouble codes: P0507 (ETC idle rpm too high).
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1988 Other European 328 3.28L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFFXA20AJ0
Thank you very much for tacking your time to try to help. I have found that there is no way to adjust the duty cicle on this car, instead i adjusted the C.O. with the gas machine. I adjusted the C.O. with the O2 sensor disconnected at 1.0 and that made all the...
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1987 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2PG1198H
Ok, sorry about the long wait people, it took a while to get to the bottom of the problem. I was able to get my hands on a pico scope and used my personal notebook computer and scoped the pickup coil pulses out of the module, turns out that the teeth on the ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L electric seat VIN: YV1RS58D41
2 Replies said I would need Vedis and a software download. Well I got the SRS code to go away by using my scan tool. I unplugged the connectors under the seat and reconnected them then used my scan tool and canceled the codes. They havent reared there ugly he...
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