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2000 Audi S4 2.7L No Start VIN: WAUDD68D0Y
2000 s4 no start, customer came out one morning after the weekend(3 days of sitting). car turned over a little slow. made some attempt to start then turns over without starting. customer has complained of cold start issues in the past. becoming more frequent r...
2003 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19X53
check engine light flashes intermittently during highway use
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK29244
well this truck got flooded. Truck still ran for about 100 miles then just stopped running. It came to the shop the first thing was pull the fuel filter. we found it full of water. next we pulled the fuel tank and emptied and flushed along with all the fuel sy...
2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L harsh engagement VIN: 1N4BA41E1E
This car cam in with a transmission complaint,well I have built ford,chryslers,and some nissan transmission in the past never one of these before.Test drove car noticede that it shifts fine when cold,but as it warms up it starts to shift firm.I then noticed it...
2001 Pontiac Firebird 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2G2FS22K31
During the garage test we ran a snap-on scanner to the OBDII and found two code(s) one for the MAF sensor and the other was for the Cat Convert. The converter has already been replaced along with the (all-4) O2 sensors. Testing the orange/blk wire we found 11...
2004 Volvo C70 2.3L Key Tumbler VIN: YV1NC62DO4
Fairly new customer, a recent oil service by us months back. They purchased this car used a couple of years ago. Pretty clean car, treated well. Towed in today with ignition key not turning in tumbler. We do not have Vadis and before we jump too deep, didn't k...

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2000 Acura TL 3.2L No Start VIN: 19UUA5662Y
thanks for all the good info, the majority said main relay,. I tried tapping on it etc but unable to duplicate but my customer decided to go with the majority vote. installed new relay and other than my followup a couple of days later havent heard from him sin...
1996 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L convertible VIN: AW3C568RQZ
Thanks Michael from vermount. There was a broken wiring in the trunk hinges so, i repaire the wiring and top start working fine. thanks everybody
1996 Buick Regal Gran Sport 3.8L Starting VIN: 2G4WF52KXT
well after driving her car for a week,it finnaly acted up.nostart,no power to starter.jumped starter-engine ran,then shut off.did that twice,then started and ran.fuel was shutting down,then after 3 min.reset and ran.picked up lock cylinder and keys.when i pull...
1993 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L lifters
hey thanks everyone who replied it was a bolt that was too long in the center of the intake that was holding the pushrod tight.the bolt was the wrong one for that spot in the intake.installer error.when i took the valve cover off i found the problem.
1994 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEK19K1R
Hi Guys: This was a tough one. Sometimes you have more than one problem. I checked out the grounds as many of you suggested with no improvement. Rick from Virgina suggested holding a soldering gun near the distributor to try to get the injectors to fire and Ja...
1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Misfire VIN: 1G1BL52W2R
Hello to all, sorry this has taken so long, got the car back in looked close at wiring knock sensor values etc. still nothing out of the ordinary. Pulled and replaced all plugs, nothing noted and replaced the already new wire set as well. Customer just came b...
2004 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L hand brake VIN: 1G1JC12F54
The hand brake holds better now. It was a combination of raising the handbrake handle repeated while stopping the car. This enabled the rear brakes to seat to the drums faster and the raising the handle repeatedly allowed the self adjuster to actuate. Many ...
1997 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Steering box VIN: WPOEA0912B
Journeymen good day and many thanks for all the help. After going through the 5 replies and some testing we determined that the PS unit's spool valve had to be the problem. After replacement of the steering box the truck has made several runs to the West Mesa ...
1971 Ford Maverick 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1K93F16543
Awsome replies on this one guys, 7 of you (Bill, Tracy, Don, Chris, Gene, John and Bob) pretty much had it right. The spacer plate bellow the carb was put on upside down - causing the exhaust heat riser area on the manifold (which I did not even realize was t...
2000 Ford galaxy 1.9L convertor VIN: WF0GXXPSSG
I had a reply that i thought was along the right lines but some how this car has fixed its self the problem has been gone for 4 days now sorry but no fix to post for this one thanks to the people who took time to reply.
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R 3.5L 1st gear engagement VIN: 1N4BL11E75
Thanks all for the good advise, We changed the valve body, after long road test, & customer driving it a few days all's well.
1995 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L No Start, extreme hard start VIN: 3G2JB5240S
Wow, this one was difficult! Long story [...]; I had 2 coolant temp. sensors: ! that was installed in the car and one I was using for test purposes. I warmed up the car (after fighting it to start for an hour!). My coolant temp was 201 degrees and my base puls...
1971 Volkswagen Transporter 1.6L way flasher and stop lights VIN: 2212134592
Hello Friends Thank you all for the great replys, and wiring diagrams.Well this one is fixed.After I got power to the brake light switch and pushed on the brakes, I got power to the black and red wiring on the brake light switch, but no power to the f...
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