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2002 Audi S8 4.2L Recaro Seats
No VIN because I am writing this from home. Greetings everyone. I am replacing the factory seat covers on the the driver's seat and can not find a zipper to zip up the bottom sections to connect the covers together. Has anyone done these before and if so what...
1988 Chevrolet S10 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCDT19Z5J
man i'm stumped customer towed trk in no start no power to fuel pump. I tested relay found no signal from ecm to the relay removed ecm tested wires found no signal out of ecm on green wire I have power and ground to the ecm from ign switch. determined fuel pum...
2002 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 5.3L No Start VIN: 3GNEC13T52
2002 avalanche,will crank for a split second and shutoff imediately,as if the anti-theft is activated.suspect vehicle hit by lighting,after nearby lightning strike,onstar light is red and now wont run,Tech2 wont communicate with any module,suspect BCM ok due t...
2001 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 1B4GP25R51
got this van, owner says that intermittently all instrument cluster gages needles drop to zero,all lights on cluster go off at same time... turns off ign wait 5 min sometimes everthing is back on, or have to wait next morning, with solus pro 8,2 i retrieve t...
1986 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP28M3G
when accellerting engine will start to cut out at about 4k rpms and will not climb any more, previously replaced timing chain and distributor drive gear due to excessive wear and timing marks jumping. when i try to adjust dist.timing to the slightest degree ve...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X3R
please read previos rerpair history
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start, intermittantly VIN: 1FTCR14A4S
gotta love them intermittants, why do I always get em? never the less, I got one, it dies on her in the most inconvienant time ( not sure there is a convienant time) , it has done it to her six times since she has owned it. She informs me in that it cranks but...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 3FASP11J1T
i am in a bind i am at my inlaws for the next week and a half and my car wont start i have no fuel pressure and all fuses are good all relays are clicking i took the back seat out and the pump dosent hum or make any 500 miles from my shop in pharr t...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX17W52
Hi all Ford gurus: This truck got me stomped, came in for an engine change due to a bad rod, truck was running thou,we did the swap with a new unit and we can not get this sucker to start, we have no codes,we got power to the pcm, all fuses are good, we put a ...
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1J4FY1957W
Ok, this one is for you Jeep guys. This thing will just start running terrible no matter what the condition. Driving down the road it just falls on it's face. Have to take it out of gear and give it some gas to keep it from stalling. It will run fine for a few...
2001 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3N1CB51D21
It's a Sunday and I'm working...Thanks for any info you can give me. I have this Sentra that I'm about to condemn the Ecm on, but I'm always wary of calling for a computer. I got this car and it originally had po335 and po340 codes. The rpm guage fluctuates wh... Trouble codes: P0335
2007 Volkswagen Passat Value Edition 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWJK73C37
Aren't new cars great? This thing got towed in stuck in park with the electric hand brake on. Bad day to be a tow truck driver. It won't crank, the dash lights are intermittent, the hand brake and shift interlock are both on, it won't communicate with VCDS, ...

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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Level Control VIN: WA1YDG4B02
Replies pretty much unanimous (sp?)..needs an airbag. As many stated, the problem is usually more pronounced on the lower ride height sellings. Also, is a better source than the dealer for the parts. Thanks to all.
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Anti-Theft VIN: 1G6KD54Y1W
A big thanks to all who replied. The fix was to program the pcm from scratch like it was a new one. Then program the vehicle theft deterrent system. I had programmed the vehicle theft first on the first go round,then programmed the pcm. Why it made a diffe...
2001 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12471
thanks to all ,,turned out to be evap purge valve . Man what a spot to change .. would not send vaccuum to system far four days no ses light,, sweet Trouble codes: P0440.
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3GNFK16Z73
Thanks to all who replied, most of you were right on with the converter, replaced it and it started right up and ran good, Also thanks to you guys that said these things have a history of bad intake gaskets, found a massive leak around the upper plenum seals a...
2000 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4C3AU52N3Y
Thank you for the Ideas to chck on this car. The customer has opted to take it back and drive it till they trade it in. I believe it to be a valvetrain issue but customer does not wish to spend any more on the job. Trouble codes: P00, 300 (multiple missfire).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Stall, Erratic F Pump relay VIN: 1FAFP6633W
I appreciate very much everyones input given. Sam from Ohio nailed it.. that battery ground connection under the battey box. It looked fine (as Sam suggested it may), as did all the other grounds in that immediate area. When Dave from California's suggestion o... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS historical code data readings normal when driving etc), P0231 (fuel pump secondary circut failure), P1703 (Brake pedal position switch input failure).
2006 Honda Civic EX 1.8L srs VIN: 2HGFG11896
thanks to everyone who helped me, i should have trusted my launch x 431. the code was for the driver's buckle belt, i was a bit hesitant to change it, cause since when i buckled up the light on the dash indicating that you are buckled up went off all the time ...
1988 Nissan D21 E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1N6HD11Y1J
I would like to think everyone who sent me help. David from Va. was right. Unhooking the O2 sensor fixed the surge/hesitation problem and I found a vacuum hose someone had tape up leaking repaired that to fix the engine miss. Thanks again iatn members.
2004 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L valve noise VIN: JF1SG65634
well i what to say i fixed this car but the customer declined to go futher. But with Paul [...] e-mail about piston slap and piston pin noise problems. we talked to customer to find his wife over reveed the engine many times going down the highway that must...
1988 Toyota Supra 3.0L swap VIN: JT2MA70J1J
I wil be closing this with a fix since my question has been answered and the problem is resolved. We decided that sending out the blown engine out for a rebuild and adding an aftermarket turbo kit would be the best way to go. However, when presenting this of...
1999 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, starts in 2nd gear VIN: JT2BG22K5X
we routed the wiring harnes from the other shop, who had installed the enging. Eberything is okay and the custoimer is happy. Thanks to everyone who sent me ideas. Trouble codes: P0420, P0???.
2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L compressor VIN: 4T1BE32K76
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Dashboard VIN: WVWMA6336X
Thanks for all the help you guys. This problem was just one more reason to ALWAYS use original parts. Swapped out the aftermarket expansion valve for a genuine VW one and problem gone. Thanks everyone for the help everyone.
1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D0X
This vehicle appears to finally be fixed. It's been gone for almost 2 weeks with no call yet. I had several good responses including several for the L-shaped vacuum hose on the left side of the intake manifold and leaking plastic intake hose from the MAF to... Trouble codes: P1171 (Long term fuel trim -upper limit), P1133 (Front heated oxygen sensor intermittent signal).
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