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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L motor/clutch VIN: WAUDC68DX1
This is an odd one and we could really use some help on it . The car has a vibration that is related to engine rpm not drive line rpm . It varies in intensity with engine rpm and possibly engine temp. We pulled the belts and there was no change . The vibr...
2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B34
Engine in this Audi will not start until it is cranked 5 to 10 seconds. It will then start and usually restart without delay. Checked fuel pressure,hold and quantity and they all test within specifications. Checked for codes and found none. Checked cam positio...
2006 Audi A4 2.0L mileage/day VIN: WAUDF98E26
Hello, I hope there are some Audi techs out there that can help on this one. This A4 came in for an LOF. We reset the service lite with our VAG scanner but were unable to reset the mileage and day counter showing in the cluster. All it shows for both items is ...
2008 Audi RS4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUADU98EX8
This problem happens to the customer intermittently, he said its been going on for the past year. The light will come on and the P1923, (6435 in VAG) code is set. The dealer said it was a software update problem and installed new software, but this has not fix... Trouble codes: P1923
1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE5403G
Car came in with a miss at all speeds, found and repaired a cracked intake manifold gasket. Don't know if it was pre-existing or not but now it has a miss on acceleration. It idles fine but under any load it misses. Compression is OK for an old Bimmer with mos...
2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Trunk Lid VIN: WBAGN63403
Hey there! This 7 series is starting to annoy us! So we fixed a window problem last week, and our customer showed up this morning to show us that the trunk lid soft close function is now inop. We are not sure if the window work we did is related to this new pr...
1990 Buick Regal Custom 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G4WD14T7L
this car when hot, soon as you give it throttle it stalls and sometimes it is hard starting, cold it runs fine let it sit fires right up. I scoped the ckp sensor and saw glitches so i changed it no change and still have glitches.i also scoped the icm no glitch...
1995 Chevrolet Corsica 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1G1LD5542S
Ok this thing has me going around in a circle. Car came wouldnt accelerate over 2k rpms most of the time. visual inspection of the plugs came up with cylinder # 1 very fuel fouled, the rest lean. chased it back to the 1-4 coil pack being cracked around the bas... Trouble codes: 45 (Exhaust Rich)
1997 Chevrolet Malibu 2.4L timing chain VIN: 1G1ND52T7V
Vehicle returned, would start but could not run well enough to drive, a lot of noise from timing chain area. Upon tear down found, found chain sloppy opposite side of tensioner and appears to have jumped. after inspecting all the components we had replaced I a...
1999 Chevrolet C2500 5.7L Hesitation VIN: IGBGC24R8X
Well after 25 years turning wrenches I still get one or two a year that stump me. This 1999 Chevy with the old style poppet valves has me stumped. 1st, the vehicle comes in hesitating and giving one pop through the intake when giving the gas hard on initial ta...
2000 Chevrolet Astro 4.3L hvac VIN: 1GNDM19W5Y
I'm pulling my hair out on this one. Thanks in advance for you help. Customers complaint is insufficiant heat. I found a broken vaccume line going to the heater bypass valve and replaced it (although i think that by default the heater bypass valve is on heat...
2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Rear vertical motor VIN: 3GNFK16Z23
Driver seat is not functioned at all, 30 Amp CB is good, checked and replaced the control module under the seat. Now, the rear vertical motor has no power to it when depressing the switch. After chasing my tail and put the vehicle on the back burner for 30 min...
2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L Rear heat VIN: 1GNEK13T84
Have a 2004 chevy tahoe that came in with no rear heat. We found with the help of Iatn that the vehicle will need the rear blend door acutator replaced. My question is, that once we get the new part in, will it need to be reprogramed by the dealer in order to ...
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L cooling VIN: 1GCHC23225
This truck has a problem building pressure in the cooling system. doesn't overheat, but it sure has alot of presure in the system. the upper readiator hose is very hard, abnormally hard. the cap keeps relieving the pressure. I believe this is a 16 Lbs. system,...
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L MIL Lamp on, reduced power VIN: 1G1YY24U45
Recurring intermittent p2135 and reduced power warning message. Have checked harness ohms/volts pulled terminals to check crimps, freeze frame data showing 2-5%diffewrance between tps1 and tps2 percentages. any info /help would be appreciated thanks in advance... Trouble codes: P2135
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L right turn signals VIN: 3A4FY48B77
This vehicle was brought in for non operational front and rear right turn signals. First I changed bulbs from left to right with no results, I then changed the complete socket assemblies from left to right also with no results. What has me puzzled is there...
1995 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L camshaft timing gear VIN: 3B7MC33CXS
the alignment pin for the rear timing cover(deathpin)came out my question is is there a short cut on this repair that does not require engine removal thanks in advance
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Mechanical VIN: 3BNHC13Y9Y
The new 318 motor dosn't seem to have the power the old one had. It dosn't spin up as fast from idle, and it sounds like its running out of steam in the 4500+ range.and it dosn't respond well under load. It has a new machined engine 40 over, (new) head casting...
2001 Dodge Intrepid SE 2.7L range selector VIN: 2B3HD46RX1
I read the switch settings on scan tool. P & N are Good. R & L have a closed switch on T41 that should be open. D & 3 have a closed switch on T42 that should be open. The indicator on the dash is confusing as it shows opposite of what the scan tool shows. The ...
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Water pump VIN: 1D7HU18D35
Owner brought vehicle back in about a month ago, complaining of overheating. Found impeller on replaced water pump had fallen off, so we replaced water pump under warranty with a new one. Today customer bring vehicle back in stating overheating is happening a...
2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WDYPD74406
GENTLEMEN any help on this would be greatly appreciated. we have 06 sprinter with 2.7 turbo diesel eng, when first started eng taps badly until oil pressure comes up then subsides slightly but still very noticeable.After eng warms to operating temp subsides m...
2007 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L Unknown VIN: 2D4GP44L87
This caravan has come in twice with the above codes. Both times in limp mode. Both input and output sensors appear to be working correctly as does the range switch. It happens approxamately every 150 miles. I am not sure if the problem is computer related or i...
1994 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Turbo/Lead Pipe connection VIN: 2FDCF47M9J
Hello all, and thanks for the time spent reading and helping on this post. What I have here is a on-going problem. First a little about the vehicle. The VIN that is up is for the cab&chassis, which is a 1988 Ford F-Super Duty, with a Jerr-Dan roll-back and whe...
1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L blows dmv computers VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
Heres a weird one. Customer presents this ranger, they are trying to get the emissions tested at dmv. 3 different locations that have tried testing this truck and when they put the tester on the obd connector it shuts down their system. I checked with Ford and...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cam shaft synchronizer VIN: 1FALP52UXV
I'm sorry to be posting this, i have to replace the camshaft synchronizer on my fathers Taurus. I see from all data that there is an alignment tool for the synchronizer. I have to ask if the job is possible without this tool as i cant have one here by the time...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Steering VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
I got a real good one here guys! I have this 2000 windstar I just replaced the transmission in & now when it is cut off it is pushing power steering fluid out the reservoir. I know some of these have problems trapping air but I have never seen one push fluid o...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L od VIN: 1FAFP34P62
Transmission slips in OD & We found code P0750 & suspect bad solenoid 1 or A, since Ohm test did not reveal the bad solenoid & dealer can't tell wich is solenoid 1 or A will like to know wich solenoid is on valve Body A (1) & wich is B or (2), or if anybody kn...
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03153
Customer complains about a no start/extended crank concern after it sits over night. After it starts and gets hot it starts every time. Also intermittently under hard acceleration in drive/cursing the instrument cluster gauges (Tachometer, speedometer, fuel, a...
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMEU51K07
have a ford we work on imports for the most part car towed in no start. car cranks runs for a few seconds shuts off will run on gum cutter can jump the fuel pump at the fuel control module pump runns but still shuts off. the only thing that comes up ont the da...
1999 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1GTFG25R6X
Van came in with a misfire at idle. Scanner (S.O. Solus) showing #5 cyl missing. Had original ignition parts so we installed cap,rotor,wires and plugs (all delco) After 10 mile drive van developed miss at idle that would continue when accelerating. Now setting... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2HGEJ6683X
Custome bought this car. it was park for 3 months.when vechile get hot it idle at 1700 rpm. the speed up and down.code on dash was po505 iac . clear code replace trottle boody used part ,same problem check for vaccum leak no leak,no code now.the best way to de... Trouble codes: P0505
2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: JHMES96663
Smells all too much like a marginal design fault. I hope not. Trouble codes: P1420 (Downstream cat efficiency poor)
1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJHX624XV
Thanks in advance for your help. This car came in with a scraping noise on coast and when applying the brakes. It made the same noise when pulling the parking brake. Interestingly, the noise cannot be heard out of the car, only inside with the windows rolled ...
2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01423
I Got This 2003 Jaguar S Type 4.2 Litre, came in with engine light is on & code p0442, I checked all hoses & harness connections no trouble found, smoke the vehicle & no leak was found.I replace the gas cap with new new from the dealer,clear codes & test drive... Trouble codes: 442 (Evap Code Small Leak)
1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1JGZ58S8RC
We have a 1994 jeep grand cherokee laredo 4.0 with an intermitent miss/stumble. Problem only occurs HOT. Noticed on light acceleration, also felt a few times at idle but rarely. We have put a new crank sensor in because it is so common. I found the #3 plug wir...
2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GB39187
This jeep sets the gas cap light every time you start the vehicle. I have smoke tested the entire system, I am not finding any leaks. I found the Evap monitor was bad, I replaced, it still sets the code every time the key is turned on. Please help Trouble codes: P0457
1994 Lexus LS400 4.0L Cluster VIN: JTBUF11E5R
On this Lexus LS400 the Customer has complained about his cluster not lighting up upon start-up or if it is under 60 degrees. (Roughly) We found a TSB on the Cathode Tubes and Replaced them. Now that is has been colder in this area, he is experiencing the same...
1995 Lexus ES300 3.0L O/D Inop VIN: JT8GK13T9S
Good Morning to all,need some help from the Toyota/Lexus transmission wizards. Customer brought vehicle in reporting transmission slipping and check engine light on.Trans was one quart low on fluid. Codes stored in PCM for VSS malfunction.This turned out to b...
2002 Lexus LX470 4.7L No Start VIN: JTJHT00W12
no start after hot soak jest cranks.some or most of the will check engine when it fails.
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L rear hatch VIN: 5LMFU28R94
i replace latch assembley, ajar light now off and rear hatch will not open with key fob or from overhead switch. also key pad on drivers door also inop now locks all out of sync, did i do something or does this have to be reprogrammed. Thanks in advance
2002 Mazda Protege LX 2.0L mlp VIN: JM1BJ22572
PLEASE HELP!!! Vehicle came in with code P0705 we replaced the MLP cleared code drove it and the code came right back in did a little research decided to replace the relay cleared code we drove it for 3 days off and on around town and then let her have it all ...
2002 Mazda Protege DX 2.0L Alternator VIN: JM1BJ22582
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide. This vehicle came in with an intermittent overcharge symptom. Found voltage readings listed below and battery low on water (battery already replaced by customer for boil over once). Customer had a friend insta...
2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80D73
Vehicle came in and would crank but not start when cold outside (under 40 degrees it seems), after you let it sit in shop for a couple hours it will start up fine. had no spark and no fuel when it wouldn't start, MIL was on with throttle actuator codes but sus... Trouble codes: P0403, P1487, P2107, P2100, P2110
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L battery VIN: WDBFA66E3M
replaced battery and alternator checked amp draw 0.40 amps battery is charged and then goes dead over night. there is no lights left on. and the car sits undisturbed. Help
1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L ign lights VIN: WDC1404578
hi there i am haveing trouble with an s140,while driving vehicle if it starts to rain or mist vehicle ign lights will flash on and sometimes vehicle cuts out i have a star diagnostic only fault is air temp sen i have replaced ign switch(BOTH IGN BARRELL AND EL...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
I have a queston.When turning the ignition to run with out cranking is the fuel pump energised every time?This vehical only does it one time after cranking.If you cycle the ignition from off to run there is no signal to pump relay to activate pump.Is this norm...
2004 Mitsubishi Galant GTS 3.8L ABS and Traction Control VIN: 4A3AB76544
The ABS and TCL OFF lights stay on. Codes will not clear with the scanner or battery disconnect. Has the following codes: U1073...Bus Off, U1120...Engine CAN message, C1205...LF WSS, C1211...RR WSS signal. Watching the data stream, the LF and RR WSS are readin...
1986 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN1HZ14S9G
Hi there. I have this old 300zx and it will start and not stay running. Tested fuel preasure and have plenty but the pump will only run for 5 secs before it shuts off. when it is running the pump stops running and the car runs on what presure it has until it r...
1993 Nissan 300ZX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: JN1RZ26H2P
hello nissan techs,please help.this car will run and drive fine for about 15 to 20 minutes,then it starts misfiring and blowing blue smoke.after it sits for a hour or so it will run fine again.i have checked everything from fuel pressure to pluged exhaust.when...
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L heater VIN: 2B4GP44321
this truck has automatic temp control, the problem is when turning the heater control to hot the blower blows full hot like it is supposed to, if you turn the control to mid position the temp is very erratic, it may go to full cold or stay at full hot. i have ...
2002 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L PCV System VIN: 1G2JB52422
Does anyone know a good way to test if pcv system is working. Does not have a pcv valve, another post said it has a fixed orfice/baffle inside the valve cover. Their is a fresh air intake hose on top of valve cover. Where does the vacumn come from and how do t...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 2.2L Turn Signal VIN: 1G2NF52F12
Fellow Techs, thank you for any advice. First vehicle came in w/o to replace multi switch. Came back couple days later complaining the problem still there.. Now the service advisor tells me the whole story. Complaint. When signalling Right the right front tur...
1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L pedal feel VIN: YS3DF75N6W
hello techs, i need a little help. this saab came in a few weeks ago for a low/soft pedal. another one of the techs looked at it and said that the master cylinder was bad. when it came in this week it was given to me to change said master cylinder. afterwards ...
2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Vibration VIN: YS3DF78K81
This Convertable is on my last nerve. Car has vibration at 50 mph. Have replaced right inner axle, right outer axle, left outer axle, both front control arms, swapped wheels and tires from another Saab, all with no change. Vibration felt alot in seat but see n...
2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Steering stability VIN: YS3FD59Y86
When tech was on road test, took sharp right turn, heard loud noise and "steering stabilizer" light came on (and now, few weeks later air bag light also but might be unrelated). We could not get codes, but took to dealer and got B015805, p082706, b386704, b26...
1990 Toyota Camry 2.0L clock VIN: 4T1SV21E8L
there is a draw on the battery when clock stays lit up after you take key out..battey dies when sitting hooked up to car over night, clock is lit up and door chimes after u take out key..i banged on the ingition switch and the the clock went off after you take...
2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited 3.3L v s c VIN: 5TDBA22C04
hello all this 2004 sienna van came in with the complaint that during a long steady sweaping turn the vsc light will come on and the buzzer will sound. we verified the concern and with no codes recomended the steering sensor replacement. we did the zero point ...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 3VWRF29M6X
Customer states car lacks power at all times. Idles rough at all times. We found after start up and glow plug turn off car runs rough. We did injector test by Alldata standareds, found all injector nozzles plugged. replaced nozzles, same conditions. has alot o...
2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L air bag light VIN: 3VWRF71K96
hi all this car is difficult and we reached a point were we need help this code is for the belt buckle its a smart buckle that has a way to measure the belt force here is what we see when you seat on the passenger seat and look at data its show as an adult sea...

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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L rf window VIN: WBAGN63403
Okay, even though we were never able to duplicate failure that our customer described, (loud bang/pop noise), we finally found a damaged part. The regulator seems fine, (installed new OEM under warranty anyway), but we found that half of the splines on the mo...
1993 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14Z9P
I really appreciate the way all of you jumped up and tried to help with this problem. Several of you suggested fuel as the trouble, as was my first gut instinct. I had my tech run some fuel out in a container for me so I could check the quality. While he was d...
1997 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 7.4L all systems VIN: 1GCHK34XVZ
Thanks for all the input. Since this make/model doesn't have a history of car fires and the fire investigator did not find any cause other than "electrical - steering column" we do not know the exact cause. But thanks for the input anyhow as it helped to det...
1998 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado 5.7L Unknown VIN: 1GCEK19R1X
hey everyone we got the truck running better than new it turned out to be the distributor gear was worn more than it was supose to be we ended up puting a hole new distr in thank you all for the overwelming support by dad kepton saying that cant be it so i sea...
1999 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.7L Reverse 2/3 Flare VIN: 1GNEC13R1X
Upon tear down, found the convertor to input drum thrust baring lost the roller needles. This took out the input drum and the reverse input drum and clutches. Went ahead and did a rebuild, to include the new sun shell and convertor. Thanks for the replies, exc...
2001 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS19W11
ITS FIXED!!! Thanks to everyone who responded. Seems there was some confusion on my posting of O2 readings.When I said that one side was reading 0mv and the other side reading 8 to 10mv I meant 8 to 10...(almost zero)not 800 to 1000mv...probably should have ... Trouble codes: P0131 (H2O Sensor low voltage B1S1), P0151 (H2O Sensor low voltage B2S1), P0300 (Random engine misfire).
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Surge, LOSS OF POWER VIN: 1GCJK33121
Well guys, I preformed all the recommended checks and repairs suggested. I had no resolution of the problem. We are not a Diesel shop and we were forced to recommend customer to a shop more familiar and experienced with this model vehicle. thank you all for th... Trouble codes: P0093 (large fuel leak).
2003 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L compressor VIN: 2G1WF55K13
Hey thanks for all of the replies you guys are great well we found out we were using the wrong oil this compressor takes pag 46 not pag 150 i wound up putting a ac manifold line assy on with a new compressor and o tube and accumulator and completly flushed the...
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L abs VIN: 2G1WF52E85
Thanks to all who replied. It took some time but we tracked it down to the wiring going to the right front wheel bearing. All was well for a few days then customer called and said abs light returned! Upon scanning for codes and data found the right front wheel...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L TCC control circuit in PCM VIN: 1FTNX21S0Y
The conditions for causing the computer to fail were never able to be duplicated. The only thing I can think is that the Solenoid pack is intermitently shorting. I did remove the solenoid pack and disasemble. I found a piece of metal shaving in the TCC sole...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F6X
I guess its fixed?!!! I replaced the o-rings again with the latest ford oring kit, looked at injector cups, they looked O.K. I think the bottom sealing washer wasnt as good in the after market kits, I guess I learned that need to make sure the copper washers a... Trouble codes: P1212.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no power VIN: 1FTNW20P13
we re installed the turbo found one of the clamps to the egr tube leaking, the noise is the sylnoid on the turbo it is bad got too much coolant on it cusomer doesnt have the money right now for replacement, the other issues had nothing to do with what we wor...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU16L73
Thanks everyone for your help still not fixed not because we havent tryed access is limited to the vehicle however i recived a call from a local Tech and got the car to go down and see him we found a network issue between the key the inst cluster and the bcm s... Trouble codes: P0316 (misfifre in the first 1000 rev).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14544
put a pcm in friday afternoon, no failures for three days, going to call this one fixed, thanks for replies all help was correct it seems, thanks again to iatn, very valuable tool no codes for tac either, thanks again Trouble codes: P0606, P1235, P2105, P2107.
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX125X5
After changing oil back to 5w20 and added some SeaFoam incase port plug, problem more intermittent, so customer took vehicle, a few days later has heavy missfire and flahing check engine light, customer took to Ford to have spark plugs replaced and have yet he... Trouble codes: P0022.
2004 Mazda RX-8 1.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JM1FE173X4
thanks to george from B.C. after cleaning the apex seals and finding one of them stuck. letting it soak in intake cleaner and breaking it free the car came back to life. we have driven the car for over a day now on and off, the CEL has not return and the car... Trouble codes: P0302.
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 1.9L Tune-up VIN: 1210108504
Valve lash .004"in / .008"ex cold(overnight cold) Plugs .028", Dwell 50deg, Base timing 9deg. After parts replacement & all adjustments the engine ran very poorly till we discovered (after rechecking valve lash ) that one of the air filter bracket mounting bo...
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
The replies were most helpful,thank you! We determined the plastic bits that broke are necessary for a wear surface and are only available with the guide rail assemblies. Quite an expensive repair and an irritating design! We replaced both guide rails (they co...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L egr monitor VIN: 4M2DV1110V
we gave the customer the vehicle back to drive it so the computers will reset, so far the egr monitor is not runafter a week of driving. thanks for all your help. Trouble codes: P0400.
1993 Mitsubishi Montero SR 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 456J123KL8
checked crank sensor, even replaced with another new one, checked ignitor on top of engine, cam sensor, all grounds good, still no fire to coils, i feel like a dog chasin my tail here.
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E45
Thanks to all;everyone had good info and testing advice. Steve from Long [...],NY was good enough to send his phone # and what he told me confirmed what others thought had happened that a coin had rolled off the dash into the ac system and gauge 'amplifier' a... Trouble codes: P0462, P0463, P0500, U1000, U1001.
2002 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L temp control actuator VIN: 1G2HX54K72
Thank you for the replies. I had this fixed while I was posting the problem. After examining the old v new actuator (the pins in the connector were different) we discovered our vendor sent the wrong actuator. Installing the new actuator fixed it. p.s. You ca...
2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Clutch VIN: YS3DP35G42
Thank you for your help. Most suggested replacing the clutch assembly including the hydraulic line. Many felt it was a problem in the pressure plate. We relayed this to our customer, but he has deferred any repair until it gets a bit worse. When he does ch...
2003 Toyota Matrix XRS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2T1KY38E33
I learned that the customer had used leaded fuel a couple of times, I sent him to the dealer to have the cats changed.
1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E7X
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Alarm, immobilizer VIN: 3VWCD21C32
We have fixed the Alarm, half of the Problem. Car left and came back with the alarm going off randomly. It was raining. Also the rear hatch indicator on the dash was illuminated all the time. Removed rear hatch cover and found latch and connector heavily c...
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Axles VIN: WVWSE61J13
Thanks to all ! Robert suggested a shop in CA. that offered shims or spacers for the mounts. I did call and they only offered stiffer mounts for racing apps. I did talk with a tech there and we determined that is was due to the car being lowered thus shortenin...
2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers inop VIN: WVWAK73C06
about 75% of you hit this on on the head the hood has to be closed before the wipers will work, still kicking myself over this one. thank-you all for help.
1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard-start cold VIN: YV1LW5528R
A new fuel pump & filter fixed this car. The voltage at the fuel pump was ok- 11.5v during cranking. Don't understand why she didn't have this problem before. Thanks for all your help -Jerry
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Yaw Sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Well, we sent this one off to the dealer. There was some disagreement as to whether we could replace the yaw sensor without reprogramming the system, so we let the dealer take care of it. There was pretty decent agreement that the problem was the yaw sensor ...
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