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2003 Audi A4 1.8L heater core VIN: WAUJC68E43
HI there, this vehicle looses heat and begins to blow cool air when vehicle comes to an idle. as soon as you accelerate it begins to heat up again. checked all blend door operation in heater box. don't seem to be getting sufficient circulation in heater core. ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cluster VIN: WBAET374X3
whats up, Well the car came in from a buddy of mine's body shop. The car has been on the back burner for a few weeks, so in that time the battery died. They removed the hood and boot lid for painting, along with the tail lights and bumpers. After assembling t...
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1993 Chevrolet Lumina Euro 3.1L Fit & Finish VIN: 2G1WN54T4P
Drivers door, wont open with either handle. Took the trim around window top off. Door panel is off. Seat removed. I found how the linkage works, push down on the linkage and it wont release. Any ideas how to open the door would sure be be grateful. Carl
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Heater VIN: 1GNDT13S72
This vehicle came in with a heater problem. It has dual, automatic temperature control system. The left side of the heating system was cold and the right side was warm. I contacted the local GM dealer and they told me to replace the left hand actuator. I purch...
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13604
Customer complaint is, Went to a stop and engine started racing and would not kick down. Had check enine light on P0506 idle speed out of range. Came in about two months ago with same code,did a software update seemed to fix the problem. Can not reproduce prob... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed out of range.)
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 2.4L blower motor VIN: 3GNDA23P46
hey have an 06 hhr. had an inop blower motor no speeds. found resister to be good. added power and ground right to motor didnt move. removed blower motor connnecter and plugged new one in and had all speeds fixed problem. then removed blower motor and found th...
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Starting VIN: 1C4GP54G2W
no start no power to cluster
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1998 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L no start /cluster VIN: 1C4GP54G2W
no start / cluster not working
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L turn signals and flashers VIN: 2C4GP44391
Van has no turn signals or emergency flashers. The indicators in the dash work and flash. but all 4 corners are dead. The out put from the BCM to the trun signals with the connectors unpluged I can run power to them and light up the turn signals so the wiring ...
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1986 Dodge Omni SE 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B3BZ48C2G
PLease Help! I inherited this car from my wifes family and the want it repaired so they can buy it back. Car starts and runs well once warmed up. After driving 7 or 8 miles it will lose power, hesitate, and surge. At this point it can barely get out of it's ow...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, INTAKE BACKFIRE VIN: 1B7GG22X9W
came in #[...].found heads cracked and block installed used motor fired up idled smooth test drove and felt miss and under hood poping like lean miss flow checked injectiors found #4 bad replaced same problem snap throlddle pops out intake.found dist housi...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7KF23781
Thanks to everyone in advance on this truck. SORRY about the long post. This is my own personal truck, I am a gas technician by trade but am learning the diesel trucks. This problem just started the other day when my son was driving it. He was on the highway a... Trouble codes: P0118 (ect sensor voltage too high), P0122 (apps signal voltage too low), P0217 (decreased engine peformance due to overheat), P0523 (oil pressure voltage too high), P1295 (apps supply voltage too low)
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2001 Dodge Dakota Sport 4.7L mode door VIN: 1B7HG2AN91
This truck will not switch from defrost. As i go through the different modes it won't change to vent or floor. Scanned body control for codes and found message "ROM Checksum failure". Diagnostics says to erase code and check if it comes back. It does, so we kn...
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2005 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3ES26C85
i have a code p0016, which i have never delt with before. i could really use some help. tested cam and crank sensor. found crank sensor to have droputs. i was told by a friend that i should replace both sensors at the same time. so i did. no change, start engi... Trouble codes: P0016 (cam/crank misallignment)
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1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y7P
This Ford wont start after sitting for several hours when its good and cold until clear flood. I've checked Cts although it is the plastic type(aftermarket)resistance levels are all within normal readings. MAP sensor readings are right on spec. After it does f... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump Cirtuit open- PCM)
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
I thought at first it seemed like this Exploder wasnt upshifting into 3rd...but it was hard to tell. The engine is definitely high revving and the truck cant exceed about 30 or 40 mph. The owners also have a 92 4x4 Exploder 4.0L with a good A4LD and are assumi...
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF07291
Replaced upper intake gaskets and isolator bolts.Freeze Frame Data show cold @ 168F. vehicle still runs lean. Bank 1 show to be running leaner than 2.So we swapped injectors. Results the same. Fuel pump at 30 Psi@idle. 35Psi@ accel.KOEO 42psi.Cleaned injectors... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2002 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L climate control VIN: 1FAHP60A72
Hello techs I have a tough one. climate control is not working correct if you select 70deg. or higher blows heat about 140 if you select 60deg. blows very cold. I can not blend temp. Have scanned i have no codes all temp sensors working prop. I replaced contro...
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1998 GMC K1500 Sierra SL 5.7L clear coat VIN: 2GTEK19R4W
We have seen several other GM products with paint chipping and clear coat peeling. This truck has clear coat bubbling on the hood close to the cowl and windshield wipers. Anyone know the warranty info related to this condition. Nodata listed only "rail dust". ...
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1999 GMC C7500 7.4L Starting VIN: D2XJ516532
this truck have intermitent probleme,you can start the engine with no probleme,and sometime it crank good but no start with back fire in exhaust like the timming was wrong,i replace fuel pump twice tinking it was my plobleme same issue,check cam and crank sens...
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2005 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L Calipers VIN: 1GTHK23235
Hello all, thanks in advance for any help I may receive. This truck came in with brake rotors very hot(calipers stuck on), or so we thought. Replace calipers and brake pads,bled system, test drove vehicle. Same result, brakes stuck on. Has anyone seen this bef...
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2006 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L atc VIN: 1G4F262718
hey all i replace the encodermotor assembly with a new unit still will not work. code will not reset, i have power and ground at the unit iam with teck 2 scaner the motor will not move that emotor but will control the rest of the transfer case motors code is c...
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L eng. VIN: 2HGES26761
Hey Guys, Really stuck on this one. Complaint was for no heat. Found t-stat stuck open. REplaced and got heat backbut car would lose heat at stop signs or low rpms, feels like switching hot to cold. Flushed out rad and heater core, got good heat after idleingt...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L carankcas venting VIN: SAJKN6048X
This vehicle has had very little care. This vehicle does not have enough miles, to be an oil burner. Oil consumption of 1 quart for every 1000 miles. There are no visible oil leaks. The air tube from the filter to the throttle body does have signs of oil. Ther...
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1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G3WH52K7W
This car has been plauging me for the past 3 months on and off. I first repaired the intakes on the car along with the sensors mentioned above. The car came to me running on 4 cylinders. I repaired the vehicle and now it has a hesitation and the rpms cut out r...
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1998 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1G2JB1245W
car came in missing really bad when cold. check engine light on and rls. checked codes and did tests on sensors. replaced plugs wires and cam sensor as it was cracked. cleared codes and started engine ran great. road tested and it started to act up after it wa... Trouble codes: P0125 (coolant sensor), P0300 (random miss fires), [0342, P0122 (tps)
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2001 Subaru Legacy L 2.5L Fuel smell VIN: 4S3BE63551
Hi all. This car we have service for year, this problem has just started once the very cold weather here hit (Below freezing). The first inspection showed no visible signs of fuel leakage. We did find the service bulletin about fuel hoses leaking when cold. We...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L starting VIN: TRUWX28N81
Thanks for the reply. We had to send the car to the dealer we got new blank remote immobilizer without the key blade and re-program. total cost $200.00
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1967 Chevrolet k 10 5.7L altenator VIN: NO VIN
wire was burnt on the amp gauge, could hold 12 volts but not the amperage thanks to all that replied!
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1990 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2GCEK14K3L
First of all I would like to thank everyone that offered their help on this truck ,I had 29 replies to my help post and 99% of them were ,in my opinion very good possibilities as the source of the problem. The problem with the vehicle was that when the throttl...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1GCFK24K5S
well turns out this fuel pump while being the right one had a defect causing the pressure to be about 2 pounds over spec which caused the problem.
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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 3GNGK26J5X
sorry for the long delay on this. been busy with alot of others in the shop. i figured it out. thanks to everyone that read and replied to my post. i knew there wasnt a vacumm leak anywhere since i could plug the iac hole with my finger and idle would com...
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1998 Chrysler Concorde LX 2.7L Speedometer, shift VIN: 2C3HD46R3W
First, I would like to thank all those that took the time to reply. After running vehicle on the lift without incident, I started to think about the reasons for this, and the fact that the condition would occur without the engine running, just KOEO. As I sta...
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2003 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L Unknown VIN: 2B3HD46R93
The customer took the car. Originally we did not guarantee that the valve body and solenoid would fix the car and the customer was very understanding. I offered to put a used or rebuilt tranny in with no markup on the trans.. He says he needs to think about...
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2005 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, surge above 2K rpm VIN: 1B3EL46X95
Thanks to all who responded. Problem = Defective aftermarket cam sensor. For clarification the surge would happen in neutral or driving and would come in exactly at 2200 rpm. After posting I checked the timing belt alignment marks and they were good. After tha... Trouble codes: P0344.
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Airsprings VIN: 1FMPU18L2W
Well thanks to over a dozen of you who replied. Got a variety of ideas-probably half that said to replace the air system. I did learn why one side can be inflated and the other not, the answer being the air bag solenoid. Steve [...] hit it on the head. He said...
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1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA51UXX
We haven't fixed it yet, cust decided leave it for awhile due to money. But as for some input I recieved I scope cam and crank, then compared to good pattern for timing of both sensors looks good and theres no sign that anyone else adjusted. I performed snap t...
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L cooling/heating VIN: 1FMRU1864X
customer needed vehicle so i had to give it back as is. is expected to come back in a week or so. many of you suggested to flush heater core, check heater hoses if not mixed up. cracked head seams the only logical explenation to me. too bad i did not pressure ...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L eng performance VIN: 1M00200013
Thanks for all your help.It wound up having a bad Throttle body.TP sensor 1 had bad readings.Its a drive by wire.
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1996 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start VIN: 1G3GR62C4T
Replaced the PCM and everything is working good. Thanks to all that replied.
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1999 Plymouth Voyager 3.0L timming belt VIN: 2P4FP253XX
THANKS TO ALL EIGHT WHO RESPONDED.THE WATER PUMP AND TENSIONER AS WELL AS THE TEETH ON THE CAMS WERE CAREFULY CHECKED.THE CAMS WERE CHECKED FOR SEIZING WITH THE ENGINE BOTH COLD AND HOT .GARY FROM PENNSYLVANIA SUGGESTED POSSIBLE CAP OR ROTOR WE INSTALLED BOTH ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B31
Hello to everyone. First things first.I wish to thank all who offered their wisdom on this issue. Sorry to report that as of this post I didn't repair the vehicle.Customer was to bring car back and hasn't done so. Most of the replies I got said to drop the oil... Trouble codes: P0010 (Camshaft position A Actuator bank 1).
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