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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED24B8Y
The car came in with excessive smoking. We were quick to blame the turbos. The oil is getting from the turbos into the intake manifold. Serviced the breather. Smoking heavily out of the exhaust. Does this sound like double turbo failure or something.
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2005 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N05
Hi all, I am experiencing a problem with an Audi evap system fault on an Audi TT. My Ross-Tech software is providing a code 18854 - EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid Valve (N115): Stuck Closed. My Ross-Tech software provides SAE code P2422. My Snap-On brick provide... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve Stuck Closed)
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1989 BMW 325is 2.5L rear sub- frame VIN: WDBAAA1307
need to know how to install sub-frame bushings i am not sure if i need to drill dimples from frame before i press them out thanks for any info mark
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAFB33581
This X5 came in with a completely dead battery, we charged it and tested battery..all is well.We then start the truck and fires right up we let it run for roughly 30 mins or so I go to check on the truck, it has shut off. Now trying to restart only engages the...
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEU33485
Vehicle came in with vibration under acceleration...off power car is smooth. Lifted car in drive and noted rr axle with lots of up and down play. Rebuilt both rear axles..still same issue. Pulled exhaust to inspect drive shaft and components...all ok...no exce...
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1999 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L torque convertor clutch VIN: 1G6KS54Y2X
Vehicle came in with check engine light on. Fault code P0741 for tcc stuck off. Checked transmission fluid level, good. Test drove, no aparant shifting problems. Have not checked the slipping of the tcc yet. Wanting to know if there are any known faults with t...
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1989 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L headlamp circuit, high beam side VIN: 1G1YY2184K
1989 Corvette with headlight/fog light problems All, 1989 Corvette thatís getting 7 volts of power on the high beam circuit (green wire) when the fog lamps are turned on with the headlight switch in the first position (for the running lights). Consequently t...
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1995 Chevrolet winnebago 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Power Loss VIN: 1GBLP37NXS
Vehicle is a 35ft winnebago but with GM guts. 7.4L TBI. Problem is no power on inclines, sometimes popping, vibration. Found hevy corrosion inside distributor at base, so I replaced that with coil and cap. Rotor looked in great shape. engine runs better with n...
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1996 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WL52M8T
P0306 with a flashing SES lamp after vehicle is driven 20 miles or more rough idle is constant. At the onset of the problem the vehicle will shake violently under acceleration and at times die but will restart. Coils have been checked and resistance is equal o... Trouble codes: P0306 (6 misfire)
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1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L transfer cas
sorry for no vin, forgot to get it. will not go into 4x hi but will switch to 4x low, if i select the 4x hi button it will switch back to 2 hi, cannot get into tcm w/genisis no comm. i had seen some posting of bad switches but not with no comm. from the scanne...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Parking brake VIN: 1GNEC13T1Y
HI Y'ALL !! Got this POS 2000 Tahoe, the parking brake dont hold. I have adjusted the cable to the MAX. I have even tried to add spacer to the adjustment bar. I dont have a rack until tomorrow to pull wheels. Has anyone had this kind of problem??? They call th...
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2002 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2G1WH55K22
this code keeps coming back before we warranty the converter has any one else been having this problem when the cat wasn't the fix? should we try another update? Trouble codes: P0420
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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L headlights VIN: 1GNEK13Z23
Vehicle came in, customer complained about headlights flickering, interior lights flicker, and dash lights flicker. After the 4th time in, the problem finally showed itself. Have checked all grounds, reflashed ecm, removed dash cluster to check for loose wirin...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L heater VIN: 1GCHK23104
This truck works perfectly except for one thing. Very poor interior heat, regardless of whether on the highway, in traffic or at idle. Keep in mind, I'm located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It's approx. -20C today here. I've driven and fixed several other tru...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L 4WD Shifting VIN: 1GNFK16Z65
Customer complains transfer case will intermittently go into neutral (she said she didn't even know it had one)yet its still driving normally. Sometimes while turning will feel like the 4wd is binding even though itís in auto 4wd, seems to be ok in 2wd. Now th...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L 4wd lo VIN: 2GCEK13T95
I have this truckk that came from a Ford dealership. Upon inspection of the 4WD system I have found no codes stored or current in the system. The truck will operate corretly when the 2WD or the 4WD HI is selected. When I try to engage the 4WD LO the light will...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, backfire VIN: 1B7HF13Z11
intermittently, sometimes only every few days and sometimes several times a day on acceleration from a stop the vehicle simply wont go up until 80% throttle then it will take off. when its hesitating you can hear backfires in the intake. we duplicated symptoms...
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 387KF23651
The repairs I have done have nothing to do with the problem I am asking you great mechanic gods for help on. Iatn rocks. This is the cummins. It sat for 3 months prior to my doing the repair if that is helpful. Customer stated they parked it because of the whe...
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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L P0841 L/R Pressure Switch Sense VIN: 1D7HA18N54
this truck has been 99% problem free until this. immediately after the trans install we had no low gear. spent some time filling it and driving it. after an hour or so of messing with it low starting work on our next start to move it out of the way for somethi...
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2008 Dodge Caliber SE 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1B3HB28B68
Just started acting up today. Coming up a hill ETC light came on and would not accelerate. Like a limp home mode.Will act up when the throttle is feathered and played with. Mostly at 25% or lower throttle input. Only code is a p2270. And there is a TSB. But I ... Trouble codes: P2270
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1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMRU1763W
hi fellow members this truck is driving us nuts.it came in for lock of power a while ago we check all possible items ,fuel press,timing, baro.maf,all read within specs.no codes we change fuel filter and seems to be better the truck came back with no forward so...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTX21L3XE
I have smoke tested twice, check fuel pressure ok, checked pcv hose to back of intake tested mass air flow sensor according to bulletin, checks ok, will a bad MAF cause only po171 lean code, freeze frame is 1105 rpm, calc load 41.1%, coolant 204 degrees F, st ... Trouble codes: P0171
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15V8X
vehicle came in running rough and check engine light on. pulled codes and had misfire codes and system too lean bank 2. removed spark plugs and found discolored plugs on #5 & #6. ran compression test with plugs removed and compression ok. ohmed injectors and f... Trouble codes: 174 (system too lean bank 2)
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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L wont drive right VIN: 1FTZRISV8X
Good evening guys and gals, I have this ford ranger here that the customer tried to fix himself.It all started out with a bad wheel bearing.He says he changed hub and bearing and bearing noise went away.Now he says the overdrive light flahes,it wont shift righ...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, NO P/W VIN: 2FMZA5145X
hi guys wont start problem fuel pressure gauge shows 38-43 psi no p/w at the injectors no spark. crank is ok anti theft system was reprogramed, their is power and ground at the dlc conector, power in the #16 and ground signal at #4 & #5. power and ground at th...
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2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP663XY
car came in with a complaint of hard to start, coolant fan stays on with koer. scanned computer for codes. none. checked data reading and found ect was reading 190 F. Car was completey cold. disconnectd ect sensor and it fell to 86 f. disconnected sender and r...
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2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L lifters VIN: 2FMZA53491
customer complaint noise lifters when cold ,after driving noise is gone after 5 MIN BOSS IS MAD BECAUSE ITS A FREE BEE LOOKING FOR PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE NEVER SEE A OIL PUMP HOUSING WITHOUT A RELIEF VALVE /BALL SPRING
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP53U35
On cold weather start up the car starts fine but will always stall once after initial start. Just turn key back off and restart and it is fine. Car runs awesome, no codes and all systems are within spec Ex, cooling, fuel pressure etc. This is a small problem b...
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSE34P75
truck came to shop hard start,runs rough, lots of exhaust smoke.codes p401,p0404 in memory. removed egr,cleaned egr ports.installed new egr trucks runs good. still wont pass engine running test p0404 & p1408.removed exhaust from egr cooler,removed egr.blew air... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408
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2006 Ford E-250 4.6L long crank time VIN: 1FTNS24W46
This van developed a long crank, mainly cold after sitting all night. Company does all the service on this van. It acts like drain back problem-air in system rough idle first 30 seconds. Driver thought acted like his car did with bad fuel regulator. Have seen ...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWW31P96
This truck kicks the coolant out of the degass only on days with temps of -20 or more out. Truck has had extensive work in the past. Has Banks intercooler, PDA, intake, Exhaust etc on it. Has had head studs installed head gaskets and egr cooler delete installe...
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1999 GMC K1500 Suburban SLE 5.7L transfer case VIN: 3GKFK16R9X
Howdy there, got this suburban that is making a clicking noise at low speeds, coming from the transfer case, same noise forward or reverse, seems to go away in 4wheel drive, dont think its the chain. I was wondering if there is a problem with the front snap ri...
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1990 Honda Accord EX 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCB7664L
Midrange is kicking our behinds,idles great,hard excell great,25 mph slight accel or in drive 1200 rpm my vacuum goes buck wild and surging,then check engine light for code 43.we tried new ecm,dist,egr,fuel filter,oxygen sensors,new vaccuum distributor,disonne... Trouble codes: 43 (fuel supply)
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2000 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0L Mechanical VIN: KMHJG25FOY
we have a 2000 hyundai triburon with a bad vibration with the transmission in drive or reverse, it shakes horibly! also if you turn the AC on it will vibrate just as bad in park, and even worse if it is in gear. driving down the road it runs great! we have ins...
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2001 Isuzu Trooper Limited 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JACDJ58X31
i am at my wits end. the car runs fine, no drivability problems at all. watching the o2 [all 4] on the modis, pre cat. o2 switch normal on bolth sides. poast cat o2, drivers side o2 switches normal but slightly low. the pass. side starts at 450mv koeo, koer it... Trouble codes: P0137 (o2B1S2)
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L No Start, no comunicationwith VIN: 1J4FJ68S9W
I have this jeep in the shop and there is no spark injector pulse all fuses and relays are ok also the volt gauge and fuel gauge read 0. The 5 volt ref. signalto the crank sensor is only .4 v and i have unpluged the cam crank map iac and the tranny plugs still...
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee TSi 5.2L abs VIN: 1J4GZ58YWC
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1998 Grand Cherokee that is beating me up bad. The ABS light is on with a code 30 stored for the ABS pump motor not operating correctly. We have found that the powers and the grounds are OK to the...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GW48S61
Vehicle came in with a no start condition. No fuel pressure and a crank postion code P0320. Replaced the crank sensor and the fuel pump. Vehicle drove good until it go hot (15-20mins). The misfire codes popped up and the vehicle misfired bad. Checked the synce... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303, P0304, P0302, P0352
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2002 Kia Spectra 1.8L Failed Inspection VIN: KNAFB12122
Customer has taken vehicle to three State Inspection Stations all three fail due to ASM machine not communicating with vehicle. Connected Modis up and it communicates, can also read data and moniters are all ready. No codes. Have checked all fuses and all are ...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1247S
This vehicle has an intermittent no start which we have not been able to duplicate, the customer states that it happens every 4-6 months.After looking over data as well as doing a complete inspection of all suspicious components we could only offer to replace ...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT6GF10UXY
car came in mis-fire on 4 only and lean cond. replace ign coil four and all plugs plus mass-air flow w\new one from dealer. clear codes and drove about 10 miles let set running engine light will come on w\codes for ignitor circuit try to clear will not until c... Trouble codes: P1300 (ignitor circuit malfunction cyl 1), P1305 (cyl 2), P1310 (cyl 3), P1315 (cyl 4), P1325 (cyl 6)
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2003 Lexus LS430 4.3L wiper mutli function switch VIN: JTHBN30F43
Customer had accidently broke the wiper control stalk and pulled the wires out of the pin connection. The typical repair is to replace the entire multi-function switch for the unit that houses the turn signal stalk and the steering wheel adjustment switch. I a...
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1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L windows and radio VIN: 1LNLM83WXS
This car will drain battery in 2 days, when turn ignition off windows and radio stay powered, open the drivers door and radio will continue to play for about 15 min. but windows ALWAYS will work. Help please, Kenny
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2002 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L door hinge VIN: 1LXHM84W72
How do you get to the top drivers door hinge stud nut? It appears the dash may have to come out to get it. The bottom hinge stud is no problem but the top one is buried. Thanks for your help in advance. Neither Alldata or Mitchell are any help You will have...
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1995 Mazda Protege ES 1.8L Heater VIN: JM1BA1426S
Customer complaint of not putting out enough heat, coolant level ok, water pump (coolant flow) ok, inside workshop with ambient air at 10 degrees celcius has 62 degrees celcius at center vent with fan on high on recirc', raise revs to 2000rpm temp goes to 72 d...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L coolant VIN: VDBHA22E7T
TIA for any help. The car has been loosing coolant slowly,maybe 1 qt per month.Now I see oil in the coolant so costomer want's to fix it.I pressure tested cooling system 24 hrs at 10psi (no loss) Alldata doesn't show an oil cooler. Would there be a pattern fai...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBUH65J04
Good afternoon Techs. I have a Merc that seems fine but is not. This vehicle has a part throttle surge very very slight. Almost feels like the brakes are being very gently applied when at cruising speeds at part throttle. Does not feel like a misfire and the s...
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1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Low speed cooling fan does not run with ac VIN: 1MEFM50S7W
The low speed cooling fans only run when first started for the day. When a new cooling fan motor is plugged in to either cooling fan supply plug, the remaining fan and new motor will run constantly, as designed, when ac request is made. Without new motor insta...
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1990 Nissan 240SX XE 2.4L digital display VIN: JN1HS34PXL
speedometer no digital display, heads up unit no display on windshield, illumination lights for night driving no power on circuit board for those,no apparent/visable damage to circuit board. i have checked all power and ground supplies to cluster, all good, ti...
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1996 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L 3rd gear VIN: JT1CA21D5T
dies when put in gear, hook up scanner has code p0725 and shows to be in third gear, on lift it will go in forward and reverse, but on ground it dies asap
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1961 Other European S2 6.2L solenoid valve VIN: B409LCTXXX
After replacing seized clutch bearing, I'm trying to return this system to properly operate from the dash control. Does anyone know the function of the device mounted in the high pressure line near the compressor? It is cylindrical and the id plate says "Danfo...
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1992 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: G2HX53L6N1
AT the end of my rope, any help greatly appreciated. Vehicle came in for noisy starter motor, disconnected battery and replaced starter. Starter has only a battery cable and a solenoid wire, no other wires. No start after starter installation, removed starter ...
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1997 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.4L theft VIN: 1G2NE52T2V
theft light flashs,dies right after start up. all other gms, other then grand ams, i put in a new ing switch and send them. 1st grand am that came in with theft i looked up what to due and how to test, past all tests, like all theft problems due. found most co...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
missfire at idle code p0300 most evident at idle cylinder 4 missfire showing on scanner in the thousands. checked the above stuff all seems ok .just want secound opinion. thanks for the help in advance. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
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1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2WP52K8X
missfire at idle code p0300 most evident at idle cylinder 4 missfire showing on scanner in the thousands. checked the above stuff all seems ok .just want secound opinion. thanks for the help in advance. Trouble codes: P0300 (random missfire)
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1999 Pontiac Montana 3.4L all gauges VIN: 1GMDX03E1X
hi everyone, this van came in with all gauges frozen.found ign 1 fuse (located on right side panel of dash)10 amp blown.isolated problem to be underneath top up dash panel.removed dash & wiggle on some wires and got a good response on my ohm meter.the problem...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mounts VIN: WPOAA299OX
Hello Porsche Techs: We have a situation where the four mounting points on the roof for putting a bicycle rack the four screws were froozen in the roof we had to drill them out. Are there any repair kits for this...like inserts? Do the two stripes of trim (rig...
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2002 Subaru Impreza TS 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: JF1GG65582
Car came in barely running at idle, vehicle hot. car sat for weekend, checked fuel pressure first thing in the morning. KOEO, no prime on gauge, had to turn key off and on 4 times to get 35 psi, start vehicle and you can hear fuel pump moaning in back. with re...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0L comp. reading, timing belt VIN: JF1GG296X2
hello to all, i have this 2002 wrx that came into my shop with the check engine light on for misfires on all cylinders and i am also hearing an engine knock or valve knock and vehicle will not run. Inspected the timing belt and found a bad idler pulley, the be...
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1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: JSAFTL52VY
This Suzuki stall and some times backfires on intake if you try to rev up at at very close driven time of 35 minutes. Not able to reproduce in shop even after 2.30 minutes under no load conditions and 2500 rpm scan shows no problem at all, scope cam and crank ...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D6X
I WANT [...] THIS CAR, BUT WITH... Trouble codes: 16685 (misfire 1 cylinder), 16686 (misfire 2 cylinder), 16687 (misfire 3 cylinder).
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L airbag control unit VIN: WAUDF48HO7
the car is fixed,however it had to go to the dealer.they said there was crash data stored in the control unit,and they replaced the contol unit under parts warranty.the fact the car is fixed is great,but the coding on the control unit was 0000000,and looking a...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L trunk wont open VIN: WBAGH8348Y
thank you all, well no definitive answer here, tried everything, we had the correct key and we tried repeatly to open it with the key in the trunk cylinder it finally one time opened, and just as i suspected the battery post was loose so we just tightened and ...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADN53431
THIS ONE TURNED INTO A REAL PAN. HAD EVERYTHING I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE OTHER THAN SPARK. HAD CHECK WITH BMW 3 TIMES AND TOLD ME IT WAS THE RIGHT COMPUTER, BUT AFTER 3 HRS ON THE PHONE THEY ENTERED ONE DIGIT WRONG ON THE VIN WHEN GETTING THE COMPUTER PROGRAMMED... Trouble codes: 143 (pedal position), 187 (iac relearn).
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1997 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L converter VIN: 1G4CU5215V
Thank you for all the info gave customer the option of replaceing tcc solinoid and performing tsb or serviceing the trans and adding some trans x. well typical customer opt for inexpensive fix right now but did seem to help thank you again
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1991 Chevrolet V3500 Silverado 6.2L trans VIN: 1GCHV33N3M
Hi everyone.Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my request.I am going to drive this truck until something goes wrong in the trans then I will deal with it at that time.Applying all the info and advice I have received should make for an easy decision.Th...
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 5.7L wont shift into 4th gear at times VIN: 16BJK34R6Y
Thank you again for everyones help, I pulled trans out replaced converter while I had trans pan off I replaced 1/2 shift solinoid combination of both fixed my issue Thanks all
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2001 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 LT 6.0L Passenger Side VIN: 3GNGC26U71
Thank You all for the sound detailed advice to repair the air leak in the HVAC intake plennum. I peaked under the cowl with out removing it and did not notice the panel. Great advice was to take your time to cut and remove the sealer all around the accsess p...
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2003 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L fuel gauge VIN: 3GNEC13T93
THANKS ALL THAT REPLAY,AFTER PUTING THE FUEL LEVEL SENSOR ,AGAIN WORK FOR TWO DAYS ,AND START BEEN ERRATIC AGAIN ,FOR $280.00 DOLLARS A SPEEDOMETER REPAIR SHOP REPAIR THE MOTOR ON THE FUEL GAGE WHITH UPDATED MOTOR ...IS ALL GOOD NOW
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L different motor VIN: 2GCEC13T15
MOTOR BOLTED RIGHT IN AND WORKED PERFECT WITH NO PROBLEMS, THANKS FOR THE HELP
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Fuel system VIN: 3C8EY58B35
I will post this as repaired. The customer will advise us if there is any further problems. Many thanks to all who responded. We have seen sneaky fuel leaks in injectors and rails in many makes and models but this was a new one for us. Several replies mentione...
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1998 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GE22XXW
Well, Jeff and Gary are on the ball! I got dislexic when typing, it was in fact a P0132 not a P0321. Anyway, this truck hasn't skipped a beat or set MIL since I installed primary and secondary oxygen sensors. I'm still a little confused though. The new sen... Trouble codes: P0132 (Upstream 02 snesor shorted to voltage).
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.8L Transmission module VIN: 1B4GP74L9Y
Wow the responses I got were pretty broad. It seemed that some didnt read my whole post , but thats another story. This caravan is finally fixed. What was happening was I had multiple problems.First problem was the scanner itself fairly new SOLUS PRO. talked t...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L No Start VIN: 1B3ES46C7Y
After removing all wiring to circuitS, did not have any obvious problem, clean connections, reinstall, road test for 1 hour, no stalling at this time. Return to Customer, so far have not heard from customer(ONE WEEK). This fuse only supplies power to fuel pum...
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L hard start VIN: 387HF13Z41
Everyone came to pretty much the same conclusion, the check valve in the fuel pump module, but to rule out leaking injectors I disconected the fuel line where it connects to the fuel manifold and hooked up a pressure gage with the same result as before, pump w...
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2005 Dodge Caravan SXT 3.3L shift indicator VIN: 1D4GP45R55
Inspecting and cleaning of the FCM to IPM connections and range sensor connector seemed to fix it as no problems since we gave it back to her.
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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y5P
thanks to every one that took the time to help. turns out my parts guy sent me the wrong control relay. the sho relay i had ended in ba insted of aa. the ba part is discontinued threw ford so he sent what he had, bad parts guy. napa was able to cross my part ... Trouble codes: 543 (fuel pump open batt to eca), 542 (fuel pump circuit fault), 211 (ign pickup circuit fault), 556 (fuel pump relay fault).
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L rear end VIN: 1F54515462
Right now we just unloaded the air out of the air bags and this has taken care of most of the vibration. We definately have more test to do. I don't have the truck to do any test yet. It will be back in a few months when I purchase it and fix the problem. I...
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1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FDXF46XEC
I ended up putting a reman engine at the customers request,but for my own curiosity I pulled the drivers valve cover.I found #4 intake lifter had come apart and bent the push rod.Thanks so much for everyones help I really appreciate it.
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1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L right rear blinker VIN: 1FDWE375XH
I ended up running a new wire from the right rear directional wire at the mutifunction switch to the green wire under the hood that goes to the right rear light assembly. Thanks to all who responded.
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1565Y
I got another similar truck in and it is doing the same thing, throwing 81 counts around at various different cylinders at different times. So I just left it at that and its running great. I guess that the mode6 strategy is just not that cut and dry. My master... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire).
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU73E92
Sorry for the wait but the used car dealer took a couple weeks off and could not back in touch with him. But the cure was the VSS that I did locate. Ford seems to use the output speed sensor on the transmisson as the VSS. Thanks again for all your help. Ralph
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTPW14564
PULLED INTAKE AND REPLACED GASKETS. NOT A FUN JOB!! HAD TROUBLE WITH VACUUM HOSE FROM BRAKE BOOSTER TO LOWER CORNER OF INTAKE ON INSTALLATION. WHAT A STUPID PLACE TO PUT THAT? RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD, CUSTOMER HAPPY. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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1997 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GTEC19R8V
I had to replace the spider injection system on this vehicle which is Vortec. The fuel regulator was leaking gasoline badly and this truck has close to 230,000 miles on it. After putting the new injection systems in, I did not receive any more mis-fires on an... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0303-), P0303 (p0150-), P0150.
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2003 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L charcoal canister VIN: SHSRD78893
SORRY HAD TO WAIT FOR CUSTOMER TO RETURN AND DECIDE WHAT ACTION SHE WANTED TO TAKE. WE HAVE REPLACED THE CANISTER AND TOLD CUSTOMER TO BE MORE CAREFULL IN WHAT SHE BELIEVES IS A 4X4...
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2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heater VIN: 2HKYF18594
well this one is not fixed yet.we have bleed the crap out of it and it has not helped.we are begining to think its in the climate control.i will update if we come up with any kind of fix.
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2004 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L ignition VIN: KMHCG35C64
thanks to all who responded. brian and john, you both were dead on. what we found was the A/C belt was the cause of the static discharge. after replacing the belt the arcing stopped. after visually inspecting the belt there was not visible evidence indicating ...
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Above 2500 rpm VIN: SAJX1743SC
Hi Everybody just thought I would like to thank everyone for their questions (which provoked thought) and your answers which also helped. Yes I did add fuel to intake to make sure it was not a lean condition. Also mass air flow was correct (I don't have readin...
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2001 Jeep Cherokee Classic 4.0L steering linkage VIN: 1J4FN28S51
THANKS EVERYONE FOR REPLYING WANTED TO WAIT TO CLOSE UNTIL CAR SAT FOR A FEW DAYS. DISCONNECTED THE STEERING DAMPER AND LET SIT OVERNIGHT AND IT DIDN'T POP SO THE NEXT DAY REPLACED THE DAMPER AND IT DIDN'T MESS UP FOR A FEW DAYS. CUSTOMER HAS VEHICLE NOW AND T...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L No Start VIN: 1J4GL48K42
ok I see now that both tone rings are for the newer 4 plug controler. I have jtec with three plugs on pcm. that is why the crank and cam patterns lined up but made it back fire. information is very tough to get on some of this stuff. the new tone rings caused...
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2004 Mazda MPV LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28A14
I think averyone said to check the PCV hose. Collapsed and broken. Replaced part and all is well. Customer is coming back later for fan module. Thank you all very much. I don't think I would have found the as the hose is hard to get to, unless you guys told m... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151, P0171.
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: WDBFA66E9M
Thank you to everyone that took the time to read my posting and especially those that took the time to make suggestions! The symtoms were narrowed down to only be occuring when the vehicle was not moving and the brake pedal applied. Per one suggestion, we lu...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Dome Light VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Well, let me see if I can explain. I started checking door jam switches. None were broken. I started just removing them and then putting them back in. I opened all the doors and just walked around the car pressing the switches as I went.I closed all the doors....
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st only VIN: WDBJF65J5Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, THEY SPILLED A SODA ON THE SHIFTER NOW THEY ARE WAITING FOR TAX REFUND. THANKS FOR THE ADVISE ON THE COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE MOD THAT IS PART OF THE SHIFTER
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J63
Hi everyone This headache is finally Fixed!As several suggested the rotor adaptation needed to be relearned. Pat sent me a procedure to accomplish this without using a scan tool. You drive in 3rd gear at 2100 rpm at 50% load for 30 seconds. This took care of... Trouble codes: P0306, P2050, P2054.
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2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Autolamps VIN: 1MEHM59S42
Customer is a serious penny pincher and has not returned vehicle for repair. Kevin [...] for taking ...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GTS 3.0L timing belt VIN: 4A3AC74H23
Well this one is gone. I struggled with the information supplied by everyone as it was all different depending on the brand and age of the information base used. In the end to break the tie I called our dealer who I had gotten the parts from and they faxed the...
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 2.4L No Start VIN: 1N4BDL01D1
well folks id like to thank you all for trying to help me with this vehicle...unfortunatly we still havnt found the fix b/c the customer does not want to spend the money for us to properly diagnose and fix the vehicle. we did narrow it down to the iac actin... Trouble codes: P1612 (nats), P0325 (knock sensor).
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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva SL 2.4L thermostat VIN: 1G3NL52T6T
Thank You so very much all who responded to this fix I located a kink in the heater H-pipe someone else had previously removed the heater core and bypassed the hose causing the kink starting the root of the problem I replaced the hose and routed it directly to...
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2002 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L temp VIN: 3G7DAO3E32
iATN rocks! This car is fixed, and down the road with new head gaskets. Gerry and Jonatan both even nailed it exactly on which cyl. it was! #1 cyl. gasket was sucked in. It was also cracked to the outside, but I didn't see a leak. This one had no warping, or c...
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