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Prev Professional Automotive Repair Technical Discussions for December 6, 2009
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Open Help Requests for All Makes and Models
Help Request Answers
1991 Acura Legend 3.2L steering
hey guys dorry for no vin the car belongs to my son his coming for the holidays well this old car sqeeks down the road i repalce the front struts and strut mounts i replace the outter tie rods front end is good and tight at frist i want wirh the struts the sqe...
2003 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G4HP52K53
This car runs fine when I drive it. Customer states that it cuts out and will die while driving if you lift your foot of the gas. I went in to look at the freeze frame data and this is where it got strange. At about 1600 rpms it recorded over 300 gms per secon... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air out of range), P0103 (Mass air failure)
2004 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L cruise control VIN: 3G5DA03E74
Tough week last week I have 2 requests this week for help! 04 Rendezvous customer complaint of cruise shutting off when using the turn signal to change lanes. We test drove and in fact this did happen, not every time but it did once. The customer also stated t...
1996 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1GCFG25M5T
Hello, Please help us to resolve this problem. The customer has been having trouble with his HVAC system for five months and now he brought it to me. As we found out, there were several problems and not just one as the customer thought. After several repair at...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Van 3.9L pinging VIN: 2B6HB11X9X
im pulling my hair on this 99 dodge ram van 3.9 1500.came to shop with dead miss on #3,found 20 psi compression pull both heads off #3 had a exhaust burn valve.machine shop found also cracks on boths heads.bought 2 heads from machine shop after market,installe...
1969 Ford Mustang 5.0L Takes off in 2nd-No 4th. VIN: 1FDKE30G1M
This AOD trans was shifting early so I installed a reman tested valvebody and a new governor. Shift points came up to good levels but intermittently it takes off in 2nd and won't shift to 4th. When it's right it works well, but about half the time it starts in...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L transmission VIN: NO VIN MET
the transmission will no downshift on its own.takes off in second or third.if i manually pull it down to low and shift up i have all gears.i did try snapon scanner and noticed scanner showing while in dr that its in two gears at same time but didn`t trust that...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L engine ? VIN: 2FMDA53472
Squeek noise at front of engine with belt removed & running. Sounds as most do with a belt squeek. Noise is like a shrill plastic scraping, comes and goes away more when cold. Normal oil pressure & temprature. This is when fans are off, & only crank balencer t...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: 1FTSS34P55
Customer brought this Van in with an excessive smoke/low power complaint. We found excessive oil in the intake in the charge side of the turbo. we replaced the turbo, Flushed the CAC and sent the unit on its way. Customer comes back a couple of weeks later sta...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on, buss interuption VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Dash cluster, all warning lamps Illumnated & NO gauge functions, and No power window opperation DTC 1687, I located 9 pin harness underneath steering column & one at a time removed wires from buss connector, NOTHING happened. cluster gauges all inoperative & ... Trouble codes: 1687 (Buss communication error)
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631132
customer description is when driveing approx 80kph up hill when he backs off the accelerator he can feel a miss in engine,this leaves code p0306 missfire no 6 cyl,only does this intermittently,have replace no6 spark plugs leads and coil,makes no difference,hav... Trouble codes: P0306
2002 Mercedes-Benz c180 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDB2037352
When this car is started first up the idle hunts up and down - approx 800rpm to 1200rpm. It also seems to run richer than you would expect. We have replaced AFM etc as outlined in the related repair. Its starting to send us all crazy! we have WIS DAS and canno...
1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4S3BG6850W
Working on this car for a friend of mine, and I'm at the limit of my knowledge for imports. Car was running fine, parked overnight, then in the morning was started, and had a misfire and stalled before it left the driveway. Also stalled three more times in the... Trouble codes: P0305
1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Starting VIN: WV2MC0700P
Hi everyone. I am getting this VW handed to me tomorrow because one of the other techs gave up. Van will not sart with key,the other tech installed a new relay and nuetral safety switch but can only get van to start by jumpering across #2 and #8 terminals of s...
1997 Volkswagen SHARAN 2.8L engine VIN: WVWZZZ7MZW
have this vw sharan giving us an intermitant miss under load ,idles fine .
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starter, Lighting, Windows VIN: WVWVD63B72
Hello Group, I have this Passat that won't start at times when it's cold (35 F or colder). At the time it won't start the key fob will not unlock the car, interior lights don't operate and niether will the elec. windows. Sometimes if I hold the key in the star...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
Fix/Summary Answers
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Coolant Temp Gauge VIN: TRUUT28N41
Sorry for the late post. I bought a house and took a week off work. The Audi belonged to an owner of a body shop. While I was gone, he picked up the car and put an instrument cluster in himself. From what I hear, everything is okay now, so we'll call this ...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 5.7L exhaust manifolds VIN: 1D7HU18D74
I recieved 8 replies for torque specs of exhaust manifolds. The replies ranged from 18 ft. lb. to 35 ft. lb. Since I was using FELPRO gasket set, the thicker sandwich type and not the 2 layer OEM gaskets I decided to use the 23 ft. lb. torque. I want to thank ...
2002 Kia Sedona LX 3.5L Misfire VIN: 1W1D555567
van was sent to dealer who told lady that she had a throttle body gasket leak and a new throttle body. I dont nessasaraly agree with this diagnossis as per the low fuel trim and i had thouroughly smoked but i lost on this one Trouble codes: 304 (305 -), 305 (300 -), 300.
2003 Lexus ES300 3.0L No communication VIN: JTHBF30G93
I have been waiting for a "BOB" to put inline with the DLC and scan tool for a month now. I'm certain I have a bad pin but the customer is waiting on me and I'm waiting on the supplier and IATN wants this closed. If I can I'll update later but this is it for...
2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L No Start-Low Compression VIN: YV1TS91D92
Well, learned a little more on Volvos, and an easier way to set camshaft and valve timing up in the future with this one. I thank those Iatn techs that took time to stop and offer help. Hopefully this post will save all who do this job some time and head sc...
2003 Volvo XC90 2.5L pads/rotors? VIN: YV1CZ91H53
Thanks for everyone's input. I solved the noise issue of squealing as the vehicle came to a stop by applying anti-seize to the inside hub of both front rotors. Upon careful examination, the factory had applied a greasey compound to the hub face of the rotor mo...
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