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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E13
since last visit intermittent mil for turbo boost pressure failure. we have rechecked all previous work, and all turbo lines. no problem found, but light will display. Trouble codes: P0234 (manufacturer code 16618 boost pressure)
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1996 Cadillac Seville STS 4.6L transmisson VIN: 1G6KY5291T
vehicle came in with code p0717, replaced iss. code cleared no return. test drove and is taking off in second gear. tried new shift solenoids.all check balls in place. no codes. trans will shift through all gears with tech II. all data pids look good. any info...
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2000 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L heat/ac VIN: 1G6K554Y9Y
Customer complaint of no heat or cooling. Tested for trouble codes first, code b1343 air inlet door movement. Didn't figure this would be causing no heat or a/c so started checking other things first. A/C refrigerant too low for compressor operation but did no...
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1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L temp VIN: 2G1FP22P9S
Strange over heating problem with this 1995 5.7 p engine camaro. This car came in the shop with overheating issue and coolant in oil, we air checked the cylinders looking for blown head gasket by putting air in cylinder with valves closed, found #7 cylinder le...
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1997 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L crankshaft VIN: IGNEL19W9V
This van seems to like staying at my shop. About six months ago we replaced the intake gasket. Two weeks later it came in with a lower end knock. We did not use the cleaning disks that are known for causing this problem. So we tore it down and replaced the cra...
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2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LT 5.3L batterydrain VIN: 3GNEC16T2Y
about every 60-90 days battery will go dead for some reason driver claims to hear a noise in vehicle but really can not describe it,is there a common problem out there we check everything we can think of of course it never will have the problem after we bring ...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNEK13Z82
This truck came in with a p0178 scanned and checked info on scanner and ms=0 and frequency=0 when running, wiggled truck and both stay 0. Checked wires at sensor only 3 and has 14.2v on power and ground wires and 7.2 on ref wire, scanner still says 0. Plugged ... Trouble codes: P0178 (fuel composistion sensor)
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Cylinder Head VIN: 2GCEK19TX3
Guys, This truck has been driving me crazy. 2003 5.3 Silverado, 133,400 miles. Originally came in for coolant consumption issues. Found the truck has the Castech heads, which are prone to cracks/porosity issues. Oil was milky. One of my techs diagnosed, and t...
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2003 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1GNDVO3EX3
This baby will not idle, IAC counts are at 255, I know I have a problem. No Vac leaks found, I cranked up throttle screw to get me to operating temperature to no avail. I am not sure where to go, the IAC does not activate with scanner. I did run the engine pri...
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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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1990 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L abs VIN: 1C3XY66ROL
The vehicle has the bosh system and came in with no brakes or power assist. I replaced the abs pump motor on the trans with a used one and now the brakes work good but the abs and brake light come on together sometimes when you hit the brake. I bled the motor ...
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1999 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 1C4GP64L2X
Hi guys, I got this 1999 chrysler mini van came in with no start, engine wont crank & that what the customer said but we never experience the problem, so we replace the starter motor & ship out the van,next day van came back in with the same problem no crank s...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 3C4FY58B72
thanks ahead for replies got a pt cruiser with no power under load. idles fine and sounds like a restriction but diconnected air intake snorkle and converter by exhaust manifold and does no difference driving under load. vac. at idle is around 17-20 in. and un...
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2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Dream 2.4L No Start VIN: 3C8FY68B12
Cruiser was brought in after overheat. Head warped and replaced with salvage. After starting and running for some minutes normally in the shop, I blipped the throttle and it immediately died. Yanked a plug wire and found spark so went looking elsewhere. Fuel p...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 3C4FY48B15
Customer complaint was cooloant leaking and overheating. I found leaking from the water pump. The PT Cruiser is first time to me for the water pump replacement. Michael says, "Discharge A/C system and disconnect A/C lines.." What the hell! I have to really rem...
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1999 Dodge Stratus ES 2.5L engine VIN: 1B3EJ56H2X
We have a 1999 Dodge stratus whose oil light will come on every once in a while. We replaced the oil pressure switch after checking oil pressure. It has good oil pressure. The switch did not help. This car idles at 800rpm. The oil light comes on when the car i...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.8L strut tower VIN: 1B4GP44L0Y
hi everyone, i have a regular customer with this 2000 grand caravan.on the last maintenance service i noticed the left front strut tower rotting to the point where it is beginnig to become distorted.chrysler has a tsb (23-044-02)which has a strut cap and a ki...
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3D7MU48CX3
Hi everyone,This pick-up was towed in.Customer had intermittent stalling prior to no start.Truck had a little less than 1/4 tank so we added 5 gals first.Still no start,no smoke from exhaust while cranking.No codes,took fuel sample from water separator drain-n...
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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30L5H
hi i have a 1987 e 350 motorhome 460 4 bal after warms up under a load (driving only)will act like running out of fuel starts bucking and slowing down till it quits let set anywere from 10 sec to one min will start and go a mile or to & act up again i replaced...
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L heater core VIN: 1FALP52U2V
car came in for overheating found leaks in by pass hose replace hoses every thing hooked up right cooling system re filed and bled properly temp right at middle of temp gauge also checked with scanner temp ok fans come on when they should but no heat checked b...
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA5IU4W
customer states while crusing vehicle will stall intermintally, all dash light will come on after stopping van will start right back up (has never not restarted) both dealers she had to could not find anything or could not duplicate. as she brought van to me t... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel circuit)
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2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power VIN: 1FDXW46F71
This truck run fine starts fine hot or cold just has no power when taking off. Runs ok when gets to speed just no power when accel.I don't have a lot of diesel experience so any help would be greatly apreciated.
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L suspension ? VIN: 1FTRX18LX1
Good morning fellow techs-I need help with this ford.It came in with the complaint of a noise under the center of the truck and a intermitent vibration when you turn from a stop.The noise was easy enough,transfer case chain slapping.Replace transfer case with ...
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L tcc VIN: 1FMZU73KX3
I have this explorer and when you drive it you get a flashing OD light and no lockup function. It sets a code of p0741. I have searched on the internet and there is a ford tech bulletin for this problem. I have not been able to locate a copy of the bulletin. M...
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2003 Ford Focus ZTS 2.3L start system VIN: 1FAFP38373
We recently bought this nice little FOCUS at a repo sale. Of course the battery was dead so we recharged it ,then wipers work, lights work, instrument panel lights up ,but no starter action. also the small light on the dash,the security light, flashes about on...
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2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34ZX4
Vehicle came to shop with a lean code. It was driving well now miss. or any drivability probles. But after we remove the intake maniforld to change pcv hose that when stater acting up. When i first start the car stalls couple of times. if I pump the gas pedal ...
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2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L power steering VIN: 1FDXE45S36
hi guys, hope somebody has heared of this one ,ever since belt replacement cant keep belt on! this has 200 amp add-on pentex alt. on it. tried pulleys p.s. pump & tensioner.any ideas? thanks in advance!
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2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Boggs Down VIN: 1FTPW14545
This 5.4 3 valve engine has a strange problem. Sometimes when you accelerate like up a hill it all of a sudden boggs down and the service engine light flashes (Misfire #1) If you let off and coast it still misfires for a while according to the flashing engine ... Trouble codes: P0301
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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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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 1FTRF14W35
This truck has electronic throttle control, which works fine until u put the t/case (mechanical) in 4xlow. In 4xlow and trans in drive the throttle plate will not open until the accel pedal is pushed down to about 90%. Then it feels like it wants to take off f...
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1996 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6L timing belt VIN: 1Y1SK5268T
the engine with the aforementioned timing belt setting spins like it has no compression and I was hoping to hear that this is not an interference engine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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1994 GMC K2500 Sierra SL 5.7L No Start VIN: 2GTFK29K3R
This vehicle starts hard with extended cranking time after it has been driven and fully warmed up and shut off, it will start and run fine after a lot of cranking. Starts good when cold. My big problem is that my Snap0n scanner will not communicate with the sy...
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1989 Honda Accord LXi 2.0L Oil Filter or Housing VIN: 1HGCA6288K
Greetings group, this low milage very well maintained 89 LXi came in with an engine buzz noise sounding typical of a bearing failing. My initial diagnosis using stethiscope was timing belt tensioner noise as it still had the original belt, tensioner, waterpump...
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Battery Light VIN: 2HGES26883
Greetings again all. Shortly (3 days) after a timing belt install on this one, the customer came back with the battery light. Charging voltage and amperage seemd ok. After checking the system, we replaced the alternator, still with a light. On to IATN, seems w...
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2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L vtec VIN: 2HGFG12826
Honda techs help this vech has low compression It's a crank no start.Los power on e way and died BUT IF YOU PRY UP ON THE SECONDARY ROCKER ARM WHILE CRANKING AND CKING COMPRESION IT THEN HAS A BUNCH OF COMPRESION.I'm shure it would run if you could do it to al...
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1999 Hyundai Elantra GL 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on, no communicatiob VIN: KMHJF25F3X
car all of a sudden when you start vehicle starts good. when you put it in reverse you have no reverse when you put it in drive it loads up and shuts motor off due to transmission in second or third gear. if you drop it in drive and give it gas you finally can...
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2005 Hyundai XG350 3.5L MIL Lamp on, WON'T REV VIN: KMHFU45EX5
car will not rev-up & barely moves. code p2100 for throttle actuator motor circuit in pcm. very limited info in mitchell for diagnostics & no factory info from mitchell available. tested aps sensor ( accelerator position sensor )& tests fine. no power to any o... Trouble codes: P2100
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2001 Jaguar XK8 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: SAJDA42C21
the customer drove this 2001 Jaguar XK8 to the shop because it was running rough. just as she got to the shop it stalled out and was only able to idle if the gas pedal was feathered. by the time i got it into the shop it would not start, just kept cranking.(ve...
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1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GZ58S8V
i took in ths car on friday. i spent most of the day knocking the codes out one by one.o2 sensor was unpluged(reconnected o2b1s2)that took care of p0138 code. replaced ignitinon coil took care of p0351.replaced crank sensor and distributor witch toook care of ... Trouble codes: P0201, P0108, P0320, P0351, P0138, P1391
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2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAGD12674
customer fill car up with gas and drove home next morning would start up and it would die after 10 to 15 seconds of running you could give gas and engine rpm would go up but still die have check cam amd crank sensor ref to pcm all checks good and the p0340 cod... Trouble codes: P0340
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1993 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTBUF11E0P
This vehicle was brought to us from a customer who just purchased it. He was told there was problems but not what was wrong. At first it would not even start and sounded like the ignition was retarded. we pulled the front covers and verified that the timing be...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L battery VIN: JTJHF1OUOZ
good afternoon. i have a lexus here that has an intermittent battery draw. the battery has been replaced last week. customer says she parks vehicle in her garage and some days the battery is dead, other days its fine. right now the battery draw is .08 amps. wh...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L windows/locks VIN: WDBHA2G1XA
well thanks in advance this is the best site so need your help from you guys c230 comes in front windows non op and was checking every thing out and started to blame the center control console but not paying attention bat dies and now no door locks and all win...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L airbags VIN: WDBNG7J41A
Good afternoon Mercedes techs! I have this MB with a low rider problem only in the front. I did the update for the upper strut towers as they were leaking. I did this job with the vehicle on a lift. i did not want to have the car sit on the floor when i realea...
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2005 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L headlamp VIN: 2MEFM74W65
headlamps turn off and on at times.while off flash to pass operates normal.parking lights normal.scan tool shows headlamp input normal.it does have auto headlights and it will not operate while lights are out.i think possible light control module.anyone had th...
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1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse 2.0L engine VIN: 4A34Y4VE18
this question is for you mitsu guys out there. I had a customer bring in his car with the 2.0 non turbo engine that had a after market turbo on it (more sewer pipe than my house). He had blown the engine at the track (aka the county road) he asked about an eng...
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2001 Mitsubishi Mirage ES 1.8L miss VIN: JA3AY26C51
i would like to know if this is a free wheel engine or not. when the timing belt breaks does it take out the valves?
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC74H23
Hello fellows, I am in the process of installing rebuilt heads and a new timing belt, tensioner ect. on this 3.0 SOHC engine. I am getting conflicting information about the adjustment. There is a adjuster pulley with two holes which must be adjusted and then ...
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1995 Nissan Pickup XE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1N6SD16Y6S
On acceleration, engine stumbles/hunts until you reach about 1500 rpm then jumps to 3000 and runs normally. While at idle, it runs fine. When driving,it has a flat spot on acceleration then runs okay. We have replaced the MAF, re-spliced the connector behind t...
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1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8AR05Y9V
hi guys and gals. i like to think i am pretty good at driveability diagnosis and have been doing it for a long time, but this nissan is giving me fits! i have no injector pulse...again. customer left with new distributor after original diagnosis. vehicle retur...
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1995 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G3GR62CXS
Vehicle towed in 2 weeks ago with a no start. Customer had just bought the car had it 2 days and then no start. Found bad fuel pump. Ordered one that was in customers price range. Removed old on and found that the retainer ring was completely rusted off. drain...
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1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette Premiere 3.4L abs/tcs VIN: 1GHDX03E8W
vehicle came in with a customer complaint of the abs and tcs lights on in dash. When car is turned off then back on the lights go off. Checked for codes koer no codes shown with warning lights on. Turned key off and back on koeo and in history codes i get a C1...
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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L Oil Pressure VIN: 1G3NB52M4W
This vehicle came in on a hook, Customer noticed chime coming on, then saw oil light come on. Drove a short distance due to loss of power, then towed in. Oil was two qts low and he added 4 qts. Drained excessive oil out and hooked up mechnaical oil pressure ga...
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2005 Other European arnage 6.2L draw VIN: SCBLC37F75
We have this 11/04 Bentley Arnage here for repair. Customer states that the memory for radio always reset as well as the clocks and radio safe mode. Car was at dealer which installed 2 batterys. We had tested the batterys and charging system, I found that this...
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2007 Pontiac Torrent 3.4L location VIN: 2CKDL73F37
Wanted to replace the PCV valve on this 3.4l Torrent, MOD says it's in the front valve cover, so we got one from local parts supplier, but it looks like it's integral to the V/C, doesn't look anything like the replacement part we got. Does anyone know if it's ...
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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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1990 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JT2VV22E0L
first of all, thanks to all fellow toyota techs out there. i have a car that is stumping me and hope to find a toyota master tech that's been around for awhile or anybody else that has come across this problem. i get no high idle when cold, if i turn ac on the...
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1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L lacks power VIN: 4T1BG22K4X
Intermittently this car has a complete lack of power and won't rev up the car barely moves. It has happen to me once and by time I hooked up my test eqpt.the car ran fine. The customer leaves home in the am drives 10 min. shuts car off to pick up coffee, in 10...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Timing belt VIN: 3VWSP69M91
Vehicle was towed in to us with the timing belt already removed from the vehicle. The customer tried to do it themselves but gave up after three days. He wants us to put the new belt on for him. My question for you guys out there is...Where is the timing mark ...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5527R
Car came in as a no crank no start. Car died at a stop light. Customes states there were no lights on previous to stalling but smelled something burning. When car got here it started right up and ran fine for a couple of hours. There were no codes in the compu... Trouble codes: 121
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1998 Acura CL 2.3L unknown VIN: 19UYA3153W
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions. The flywheel was replaced brand new both times, so we have eliminated that as a problem. The motor mounts were in good shape, virtually no movement. We replaced everything with Acura parts and the noise went away. We dr...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L ls lifters VIN: WAUEA88D4T
THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR HELP, THE PROBLEM WAS OBVIOUS ONCE THE HEAD WAS REMOVED-THE OIL PRESS.HOLE WAS PLUGGED AT THE HD GASKET. THANKS AGAIN!!
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L turn signals/4 ways VIN: WAUGC84A5V
first I want [...] 3 guys at audi does not exist which is why I...
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2002 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L 4 wheel drive not woring VIN: 3G5DB03E12
repaired lf wiring from wheel over cotrol arm. note pull back wire loom and peal back plastic housing around wire and found broken wire. then test drove lf worked ok but rf spped sensor code came up... crazy you have to tell the cust lf ok now but you now need...
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2003 Buick Century Custom 3.1L Starting VIN: 2G4WS52J63
Thank you to all that replied. Probably no real value to this post but hear are the results. We replaced the BCM the recified the blowing fuse issue. Towed car to dealer for re-programing of the BCM and car still had a no start condition, now had code b1477...
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2000 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 3557879058
Did engine, went smooth, phew!! thats a big job for a one man shop. Thankyou all once again.
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1996 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L timing chain VIN: 1GCCS14X9T
Thankyou everyone for your help. It turned out to be worn cam bearings I didn't notice it when i first took off the cam gear because it has a gear that meshes with the balanceshaft right behind it and blocked me from seeing the damage. that took care of a lot...
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1999 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L Electronic VIN: 1GNEL19W0X
I have cleaned the connectors at the module and the awd worked for about 2 weeks, It is now intermitent again. This is the shops van so when I have time I will replace module. If that works will post results. I am closing this post for now. Thanks for the hel...
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1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L no start when cold VIN: 1GNDTW0X21
We were fighting two problems with this vehicle, hence the long reply time to be sure it was fixed. The ignition switch was cutting out when it got much below 20 degrees. We also had a fuel pump that always tested good, until we realized our gauge was defectiv...
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2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L cyl head VIN: 2G1WF52E33
Thanks to all who responded. Once the engine is disassembled & closely inspected, if no other problems are found, the head will be replaced or all rocker arm holes repaired with helicoil inserts to overcome additional problems. Most everyone was in agreeance ...
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCDT13604
Thanks to all that replied. Could not duplicate the problem after roadtesting extensivly. So there was a TSB, to clean throttle body, so we peformed that service and ultimitly we do think that the cause of the code and the problem was that the pedal was gettin... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle speed out of range.).
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2B4GP44G2X
this one is fixed. plenum gasket on #5 runner sucked out on the firewall side. apparently it was enough of a leak that the engine could run at idle quite fine from just that. new gasket and the idle is now exactly where it is supposed to be. thanks to all t... Trouble codes: P0305 (misfire cyl. 5), P1294 (target idle not reached).
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1984 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTBR1UAOE
well guys this one im calling fixed,its starts and runs fine with the white wire cut to the module,so im leaving it like that.still dont know why it wont start with the white wire hooked up..
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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5340S
Thanks to all replied. As heard before, IATN still the best tool in the box. Downstream Ox sensor proved to be cause, had been replaced with carquest piece approx 60 days before, toggled normal, but seemed heater would intermittently go dead, but motorcraft se... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency code).
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2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF57F6Y
the truck had a trottle commander box installed on it as i noticed a box way up under the dash when i was testing for the idle only problem at the accelerator gave box a light tap and i had acceleration again tap it again no acceleration.best i can figure out ... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal not detected memory code), P1105 (dual alt upper fault memory code), P1106 (dual alt lower fault memory code), P0284.
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRF18L7Y
Thanks guys for the replies, a couple of you were in the right area, here's what I found apparently some shadetree has put a trans in this truck at some point and left the upper left bellhousing bolt very loose in the trans. Because it was sticking out right b... Trouble codes: P1747 (p1406-), P1406 (testing and results).
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L abs VIN: 1FTYR10U92
Thanks to all that replied. Customer decided not to go further with diagnostics, but I'm pretty certain it was the sensor. Even though it tested ok I installed a resister inline and code cleared. Thanks again.
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L abs light on VIN: 1FDSS34P45
Sorry for the delay,I just got the ambulance back.Thanks for the replies. Andrew from New Jersey hit it right on the head. Two ground wires under the coolant bottle.The two wires are attached to the left wheelwell with a stud.The stud acually rotted off.Repair...
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1988 GMC K1500 Sierra SLE 5.7L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1GTDK14K6J
First of all, thanks for all the help guys. As of this morning the vehicle started setting a code 34 and we found the vacumm signal to the MAP was only about 10" compared to 22" at the other TBI ports. We removed the TBI and flushed the port out with Carb clea...
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1999 GMC Yukon Denali SLE 5.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKEK13R7X
ALOHA sorry for the delay in closing this help request, after trying about three times to relearn (no response from module at all) i found an old lock housing w/sensor , went with the mojority (everyone said to replace this sensor) Same thing, so i ordered a... Trouble codes: P1626 (anti-theft fuel enable system).
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L Headlights VIN: 1GKDT13W71
Hey Guys, Thanks for the replies. I took the advice of modifying the headlight assyembly and made it to fit a 9004 bulb. It took a little courage and patience but I did it and it works just fine. Now I need to do the other and maybe sell the unit that is still...
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2004 GMC C7500 Topkick C7C042 8.1L tachometer VIN: 1GDL7C1E84
Thank you, everybody, once again for your help. After reading the replies I received I went ahead and ordered a reman. IPC. It turns out the stepper motor for the tach was junk, just as some of you had suggested. I would not have ordered it if it hadn't been f...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA17C7Y
I want to thank everyone who replied. I went on the the Jaguar web site and checked for any ECU updates. There are a few updates but no explanation of what their for. So I call the hot line and found out that the updates for this problem with the ECU is only...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L VVT unit VIN: SAJDA01C41
Looks like I jumped the gun on this one. No one offered an alternative method to the steps outlined in my original post so I dug in but double-checked everything along the way. This time when checking the operation of the VVT solenoid I found that after energi...
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1988 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L Temp Gage VIN: 2BCHV81JXJ
Thanks for all the replies. The new engine doesn't have a place for the sender however there is a plug in the water passage of the intake manifold that I was able to bush and install a sender. All better now. Again Thanks to all, Sam
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JFA49S02P
chasing a ghost. ltft was showing 25% on otc genisys. there was only one fuel trim catagory available onscreen. the snap-on modis shows fuel trims for both front and rear sensors i am assuming that the ltft is calculated by adding both fuel trims together to g...
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2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S53
This jeep came to us from another shop. The other shop put a new bosch O2 sensor on it to repair. The Bosch sensor just would not react fast enough for the PCM. Tried another bosch with the same results. Installed a Dealer sourced O2 and that took care of the ... Trouble codes: P0132 (B1/1 slow response), P0135 (B1/1 heater failure).
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L MIL Lamp on, no IAT, MAF, VSS,
well is fix it never return. I guess I hit it right on the spot. I change the IAT, AND MAF sensors cleat the main harness connector to the engine wire harness and I really don't know what was the fault. thank you all. Trouble codes: P0101 (maf sensor input out of range).
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22292
thank you guys for all your input, never had a chance to scope the cam sensor because the no start was intermttent. checked to see if the owner had another key but they didn't, so we tryed the next thing that made the most scence we replaced the can sensor wit... Trouble codes: P1472.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L vents VIN: WDBGA70G6W
Ok this one is fixed. After alot of testing we found the vacuum switching block to be faulty. This is the switchover valve behind the glove box. We replaced it and all is well. Thanks for all the help. Just in case anyone else runs into this problem, we u...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLJ70GBX
replaced both sending units, fuel pump and filter. filled tank, drove to 1/3 tank. all appears ok at this time. thank you for taking the time to help me with this problem. Jeff
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1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L rack and pinion VIN: 4M2D411WXS
THANKS FOR ALL WHO GIVE US HELP,WE REMOVED INNER TIE ROD ENDS AND REMOVED IT THROUGH THE SUB FRAME,WHEN REASSEMBLING BE SURE TO REINSTALL INNER TIE ROD ENDS AND BELLOWS BOOTS BEFORE BOLTING RACK IN PLACE,THANKS AGAIN DAN.
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1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L converter code VIN: 1ZWHT61L3X
well we went and put a rebuilt trans in it and its working perfectly. thanks for your good help
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1995 Nissan Maxima GLE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JN1CA21D2S
I deeply appreciate the seven replies that I received, however as of this writing I have yet to solve this problem. The replies pointed to things that I had already done with no fixes. I called the customer last week to see how the car was doing and she inform...
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2000 Nissan Xterra SE 3.3L engine VIN: 5N1ED28YOY
sorry for the slow reply"s,my step doughter flew in from florida...now to the problem.replaced fuel pump, and presure regulator got running. but end up with miss fire, so we started with plugs and wires, with not much help still had miss cuting up when got hot...
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2002 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D12
Eric from Illinois and Mike from Iowa win the prize. I cut up a 1/32 ( !! ) alignment shim and put it behind the crank sensor bolt. So far after close to 100 key cycles and 10+ miles of test driving the P0335 code has not returned. Let's see what happens aft... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank position sensor).
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2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8L Enigine VIN: 31CB51D84L
Thanks to all whom replied. after fighting with the car. finally decided that motor needed to be torn down to futher diag or replaced. But customer did not want repair done, and took the car.
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2004 Pontiac Montana 3.4L heater core VIN: 1GMDX03E64
The problem on the van has not been fixed. Most of the replies had good ideas. The customer has declinde further testing. I don;t know if he is going to live with the problem. Talked to the dealer seems their is nothing to do with this van it is normal. t...
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2004 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.3L drivetrain VIN: 1JEEP21A44
Thanks everybody for the info. Turns out the front u-joint was going bad.
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L starting VIN: WV2EH270XX
THE EUROVAN HAS A KILL SWITCH SYSTEM BUILT INTO THE PASSENGER FRONT SEAT THAT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO START THE VEHICEL IF TEH SEAT IS NOT LOCKED IN THE FORWARD FACING POSITION. IF THE SEAT IF EVEN SLIGHTLY OFF CENTER, THE VEHICLE WILL NOT START. CENTER SEAT, LO...
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