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1998 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WAUCB28DXW
Hello, On acceleration the engine stumbles, loses power and the mil light comes on. You can drive it if you give it very little throttle, it will accelerate slowly and cruise. I have checked the sensor and wiring to pcm. Senor tests good, looks good on scope. ... Trouble codes: P1338
1980 Buick Skylark 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4B697AW136
hi to all and hope some body still has information on thise vehicle. thise vehicle came in couse failed smog inspection, h=gross polluter on hc, and check engine light on. scoped ignition system and found that ignition wire on cylinder 2 was shorting to ground... Trouble codes: 15
1970 Chevrolet C-10 5.7L brakes binding
Need some help. I never get enough time to look at this truck because its usually worked on after hours. The truck belongs to family and i hear more about the complaints then i do seeing it for those compliants to be repaired. Anyways this truck will travel ...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L No Start, VIN: 1GCGG25ROV
This van intermittantly has a very long crank time or must be cranked multiple times to start. Sometimes it starts immediately (warm or cold) and other times you have to crank it multiple times. Once running, it runs perfect, no codes at all, lots of power, go...
1999 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNDT13W6X
vehicle was towed in three weeks ago with a no start condition. found injector unit leaking. replaced with mfi unit. vehicle ran well, cust took and brought it back 3 weeks later running rough. it had a p0300. misfire monitor showed cyl.#1&6 counting up misfir... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCJK33101
Looking for some advice on this Duramax 6.6. Customer states that when pulling travel trailer 30Ft up heavy grades, check engine light comes on and power derates. Has to pull over, turn off and restart to continue. Scanned for codes to find P0093 only. Checked... Trouble codes: P0093 (Large Leak Detected)
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L anti-theft VIN: 1G1ND52J03
Vehicle was towed in for no start. Noticed the anti-theft light blinking. We did a relearn on the key. Vehicle started & ran fine. Three weeks later, it has the same problem. We did the same procedure & it started again. Can't figure why it looses memory. Vehi...
2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Pump VIN: 1C4GP54L7Y
Looking for advice on replacing a power steering pump on are own personal vehicle here. I am a VW tech, not real familiar with Chrysler but the power steering pump is leaking from the back side of the pump. The pump looks quite buried and hard to get at. My qu...
2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Engine knocking noise VIN: 3C4FY58834
Hi guys and gals, This vehicle came in a month ago and using the archives I diagnosed a loose balance shaft drive chain. So they brought it back for me to fix. I thought I would do the timing belt as well. I decided to pull the oil pan first to assess the pro...
1996 Dodge B2500 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 2B7HB21X3T
Good afternoon everyone I have this van that customer just bought,when the engine is cold it does not idle fast and it hesitates and backfires through the throttle body,let it run for about 5 minutes and it runs perfect,turn it off let it sit for about an hour... Trouble codes: 138 (downstream o2 sensor), 140 (downstream o2 sensor)
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7KC23C5T
This truck has been a nightmare. It came in with metal to metal front brakes and we replaced them. Now it gets extremely hot in the front when driving. Lifted the truck and found the front wheel dragging. when we loosened the master cylinder from the power boo...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L brakes VIN: 1B7KC23C5T
This truck has been a nightmare. It came in with metal to metal front brakes and we replaced them. Now it gets extremely hot in the front when driving. Lifted the truck and found the front wheel dragging. when we loosened the master cylinder from the power boo...
2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L head VIN: 1B3ES46CXY
I am looking for opinions on this one because i dont want to waste my time or money... this is my wifes car and the water pump went out and all the coolant leaked out... unfortunately she kept driving and it overheated and blew the head gasket. The problem I h...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, VIN: 1FTSX31FX2
customer driving unit and said it felt like it was running out of fuel and died..check gauges light came on before engine died.. customer changed cam sensor afterv no start.. customer and a friend said they tried filling oil reservoir but could not ...they sta...
2005 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FAHP24105
Hi all, a friend brought this vehicle to me for help. He said that he drove the vehicle home. When he got up the following morning and started the vehicle the tranny will not take any gears at all. You cannot feel the tranny at all. Its as if the torque conver...
2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Misfire VIN: KMHDN56D54
vehicle has consistant cyl 4 misfire.replaced plugs and wires to no avail(twice), swaped #4 injector to #2 and misfire stayed on 4. replaced ignition coil. scoped coil and injector signals, all are okay. did a block test to check for exhaust gases in cooling s... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11414
Hi, Thank you to all the wonderful techs willing to help a faithful customer of mine. Here goes, we have a 2004 Range Rover HSE with the 4.4 liter. Came in with codes po1300 po308 po307 po304, vehicle always misfires, service engine lite on and blinks when acc... Trouble codes: P1300, P0304, P0308, P0307
2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L Compressor VIN: 4JGAB75E72
Hello Every Tech. I having trouble with this vehicle for pass few days, I deeply appreciate and look forward for advise. Owner brought the vehicle in stating the A/C blowing beginning summer, but didn't got a chance to fix. I star by look up with AST scan tool...
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L head lamps VIN: 4A3AA46G7X
I have a different one here, the customer complains that the head lights are very dim on low beam. The do apear dim But I can't seem to see anything really wrong with it. The only thing that I really question is I find 7 volts applied to the high filiment on t...
1999 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Unknown
This Maxima will intermittantly stop engaging the axles, but the transmission is spinning the carrier. The speedometer is reading like the car is moving but its not. Whether its in D or reverse you can hear the engine drag down and the gear train in the tranny...
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GHDT13S22
I replaced the shift motor for the t-case not going into 4wd. Three months later it came back for binding on turns. I replaced the motor again after figuring out it wasn't moving. The problem was solved for 2 days, and the vehicle started binding on turns agai...
2003 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L signals, wipers, security VIN: 162NF52E53
Thanks for reading this. I have this car back for the second time! The first time the customer came in we had no wipers and intermitant signals. We replaced the muti-function switch and all was well. Now 10 months later we have the same intermitant problems wi...
2007 Sterling 360 .0L low blower output VIN: JLSBBE1S37
My mobile locksmith has this 07 sterling 360 truck that needs more air volume out of the blower. I called the parts department and got an exploded parts diagram to see the filter the parts guy was talking about. I believe I found it and it is simply a screen a...
1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JT2BG12K9T
Ok Toyota Gurus, I need your help. I have a recurring p1300 and a car that stalls when you come to a stop, or release throttle. Usually only when cold. Once it warms up it runs great. It originally came in for the p1300 code and for oil leaks. The igniter was ... Trouble codes: P1300

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 BMW 525xi 3.0L abs VIN: WBANF33526
Well thanks for the responses, Once again the infomation lock out is beating down the independants again. According to the local BMW dealer, The car had some old codes sating that the "battery charge state" was low past 45 days?? and this prevented us from acc...
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Wipers VIN: 1GCEC14T64
The wipers stuck again while customer was in town and as you suggested, it was the module.Thanks for the info.
1993 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.3L engine VIN: 1C3XV66R6P
checked all codes and they were inconclusive, checked all wiring harnesses for damage harnesses were good,no bad relays, did all the necessary protocals there is on this vehicle to try to fix it using all the technicalities, there was a electrical issue as wel...
2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L 2-3 Shift VIN: WDOPD74465
Well guys this van is down the road. I got four replies on this one and they were helpful. Would like to thank Raul who was working on one with a dozen code and had cleaned the solenoid connecter to get it to shift, Dave wanted CVI readings and info on scan t...
1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L flex plate VIN: JACDDJ58X7
Thanks members for the help and ideas on my cracked flexplate. I found out that the 3.2 and 3.5 use the same flexplate, except from 97 they went to six holes for convertor bolts instead of three on the earlier modles. I have one coming from Houston. Many thank...
2005 Kia Optima LX 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: KNAGD12615
I replaced the ecu and all is right with the world again. I save old computors I remove and I wright on them what they fit and why I replaced them. Some can be used for diagnostic purposes. I removed the ECU and low and behold I remebered one that looked just ... Trouble codes: P0320 (ign failure sensor).
1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Aux Fan inoperative, AC workks only at 2000RPM VIN: WDBCB25D0G
I checked the tensioner and found it good, also checked while I start the car and the belt was not slipping. Definately, there is some electrical problem. I had been very busy at work and this is my personal car and always comes at the last to fix it and never...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Easy Entry VIN: WDBRF61J72
Well I found out that if you reset defaults it will clear the memoery of the key that is in the car at the time, can only be reprogrammed with a mercedes programing tool. Thanks
1999 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L radio and obd monitors VIN: 4A3AA46G8X
ended up running a new wire from fuse to ecm and radio. So far so good, thanks again for the replies.
1996 Nissan Pickup 2.4L Cannot set timing VIN: 1N6SD11SOT
Thank you to everyone who responded! I did have several suggestions to remove the distributor and reinsert it one tooth different. I had already done that. It would only line up the rotor tip with Number 1 in two positions. In one it was too advanced to adjust...
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L MIL Lamp on, NO START SOMETIMES VIN: 1N4AL1D32C
The vehicle would never not start for us again. Not sure if would had a bad wire somewhere & by moving wires around it started. Trouble codes: P0340.
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Sport 1.8L directionals VIN: 3VWED21C52
Thanks to all 21 who responded. As many suggested it was the tailignt grounding lug in the left rear apron/tail panel that was loose/corroded. Thanks, again, Ted
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B53
thanks for the help techs .i drained the oil 3 times and found littel roller berings ther were 6 they look like i small camra battery seeing that i did not want to drop the pan so i took a boriscope and looked in the pan could see the pick up sprayed pick up w...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSF71KX5
I recieved several great replies. I was told to check for any vacuum leaks including the oil cap and dipstick (none found). I was also told to check the cam timing which was dead on ( should be between -5 and +5) Everything checked fine that I could see. Custo... Trouble codes: P2279.
2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27583
I received very good information from all that replied. The info on the fly wheel and sensor as well as the bolts and pins was right on course. Rechecking grounds was also important info.There was a insurance company involved in this repair from when the engi... Trouble codes: P335.
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