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2002 Audi A4 1.8L unable to fill VIN: WAUJC68E72
I have a customer with this 2002 Audi A4 whose concern is that they cannot fill the fuel tank without the flow of fuel stopping at 20 sec intervalls. I have had this problem on several vehicles in the past & have always been able to diagnose & replace an evapo...
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAAA2305K
Hello Everyone, I have this BMW 1988 325is that upon accelerating from a stop it falls flat on its face then takes off like a scared rabbit. Under higher RPM's it runs amazing just on take off. I have adjusted valves, tuned up, checked compression and fuel pr...
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2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L Auto temp control and steering wheel controls VIN: 1GNFK16Z23
Need some help with this one guys. This vehicle has 2 strange problems. First, none of the lower buttons for the steering wheel controls work. I know they have cluster problems with these but I'm thinking clockspring but can't find a diagnostic procedure for i...
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L ring & pinion VIN: 1FTPW14565
Put a set of 4.56 gears in my truck. WOW what fun they are, however they sing like a canary. I have set up several factory ring and pinion sets using the factory tools and have had good results. This is an aftermarket gear (Motive) and I set the pinion depth t...
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2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L transmission VIN: 2HGES16581
i towed this honda civic in because of a no movement concern. after the civic had set for awhile it moved but had a whine coming from the trans. i decided something was causing debris to accumalate and stop up the filter. i suspected the converter because of t...
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1995 Jeep Cherokee SE 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FJ68S0T
vehicle came in with no start, sometimes, stalling, hesitation. found code for coil, tested found to be bad, installed new coil. less then one month later same problem replaced coil again. less then a week later same problem. i did also check the circuit to th...
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Horn VIN: 1J4GW48S9Y
Hello Guys.I Have A Jeep Cherokee That Its Horn Will Not Turn Off.You Have To Remove The Horn Fuse Or Relay For It To Go Off.I Unplugged The Horn Pad & The Clock Spring And It Stilled Stayed On. I Wanted To Unplug the BCM To See If It Would Go Off. But I could...
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2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A23
Hello everyone, please help me with this Lincoln LS has multiple missfire.I fould most of the spark plug hoses were full of oil,so i replace valve cover gasket,spark plugs and 2 coils #4 and #5,then cleared code and test drove.Code PO354 and PO355 came back. I... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0304, P0354, P0355
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2000 Saturn LW2 3.0L pcm VIN: 1G8JW82R5Y
The original complaint was an intermittant no-start condition. When it would not start, the fuel guage would not read, the VTD system was active and disabling start, the TAC (throttle actuator control) was clicking on and off rapidly, and the Tech2 will not co...
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L Surge VIN: 2T1KR32E73
This vehicle has no codes and runs well.When ambient temperature is cooler(-5 or less),it will surge to 2000 and back for first couple of minutes on a cold start.Customer claims to be getting only 200kms to a tank of fuel.have driven vehicle-drives straight,no...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWBD47582
We did extensive work to engine set up,engine sat for 2+ years.Started engine run fine,during final testing of wiring engine died,we thought low fuel,filled tank with 5 gallon of diesel,hooked up electric fuel pump to bleed fuel system,no start,checked wiring ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L no reverse VIN: 3VWSE69M73
There is no reverse working on this car. All forwards are perfect. There are no codes in the TCM, but only limited amount of measuring blocks is visible. Three, to be exact in VCDS Ross-Tech. When I unplug the TCM, reverse is working OK. I did try another tcm ...
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1991 Buick Century Custom 3.3L battery VIN: 1G4AH45N3M
First of all i would like say thanks to everyone that replied with many helpful tips and information. It turned out to be the trunk light.The whole time i was searching for the source of the draw the intensity of my test light never changed no matter what i di...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W8Y
Thank you all, all the suggestions were followed and I found that I did not take the old timming cover off. As suggested the reluctant ring was still on the old motor. I am pretty sure once this is installed it will fire up. Thank you all again for the great r...
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1972 Ford mustang 351CID correct link VIN: 2F03H13650
Dear friends, I fixed this car, fast ,I just talk with my mechanics,"the information is 95% about your job sucess".This car went 3 mounths stop because this problem, and 15 minutes, on Sunday, I fixed this mustang !! After tips the car runs well, and change ge...
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1999 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZS1725X
First I would like to thank everyone for their help. This is what all we found on this vehicle . 1. We had a leaking lower manifold gasket, replaced upper and lower gaskets ( no good ) 2. Found low fuel pressure, replaced pump ( no good ) 3. O2's were acting ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean exhaust), P0174 (lean exhaust).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51421
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO REPLIED TO THIS PROBLEM. IT TURNS OUT BOTH RODS WHERE OFF THE THROTTLE VALVE.AND THE PASSAGE WAY ON THE INTAKE WAS CLOGGED SOLID.I TOOK THE INTAKE OFF AND CLEANED IT REAL GOOD THEN PUT NEW LINKANGE GROMITS ON THE RODS.THEN CLEARED ... Trouble codes: P1401, P1518.
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2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 5.4L Unknown VIN: 5LMFL28557
Hey y'all. That was great info. Thanks to all of you for your fast responses. Special thanks to Jason for going to the extra trouble of sending the factory service specs, but 4 of you were dead-on correct. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that comes in...
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1994 Nissan D21 XE 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1N6SD16Y7K
the nissan was repaired with a new oil pump and a new cloyes timing chain kit. the original timing chain kit was inferrior [ manufacturer to be unnamed]. thanks for all who responded.
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JT2BG22K0X
Ok guys, I replaced the evap purge solenoid and also replaced a loose hose from the intake manifold to the map sensor. I returned the car to the owner a couple of weeks ago and I was just waitting to see if the car was coming back or not. So far it did not. I ... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1).
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shfter assy. VIN: WVWNA63B2W
thanks to all who replied parts are available for the shifter assy, but the labor associated out-weighs the part cost of the shifter assy as a unit. thanks
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCK21Y53
Thanks to all who respond. I found a open/broken wire inside the wire loom harness of the connector for fan control module. Apparently a few strand of wire is not enough to carry the load of the clutch. After repairing the wire properly, all is well again. /...
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