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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Internal VIN: WAUZL54BXY
Hello Audi Techs:We entering into the world of Audi repair! We have an A6 with a Fault of P0730 Gear Ratio Monitoring Incorrect. We are in the process of pulling the transmission for tear down due to slippage. We like to know the book time on this Humongous tr...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGN63433
Hello gentelmen. I have here a BMW with a mysterious oil leak. Vehicle came in with a locked water pump and for an oil leak. Repaired the waterpump, cleaned the engine, and added oil dye. Oil is leaking from behind the alternator. This is not exactly the k...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Vibration upon braking VIN: 2GCEC19T9Y
VIBRATIONS ONLY UPON BRAKING, especially noticable at or above 40 MPH and gets more severe after 4 or 5 miles from cold start. Problem developed gradually over about 4 weeks. Dial indicator and on-car brake lathe reveal near zero runout on all rotors, front wh...
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2002 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) EX 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GP64L52
Chrysler guys please help! This one should be easy but has been kickiní my butt. The vehicle came in for an intermittent cutting out on acceleration with a P1391 (intermittent loss of CMP or CKP sensor) I monitored engine data while driving and found the crank... Trouble codes: P1391
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L cooling system VIN: 3D7HA18N82
installed used engine because of seized engine from loss of oil pressure. drove truck home 20 miles everything fine. On return trip temperature gauge went almost to top within 2 miles on freeway, started to cool down while slowing to stop. Obviously has built ...
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck ST 5.7L Cooling System VIN: 3D7KU28D34
Hi, folks, We have a good customer with a 2004 R2500 that has a cooling problem that I can't correct. The temperature gauge runs up at cruise with the plow on. Hit the tow/haul button and it drops back to normal. No brainer, right ? The customer says this i...
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E4V
Hey guys this exploder has 35psi fuel spark and noid light still no start plugs fouled install crank sensor for the heck of it dont know if its a computer of fuel reg please help
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 2wd-4wd shift VIN: 1FTDF0868V
vehicle drives fine in 2wd, nothing unusual. pulling the transfer case shift lever back, it only moves about 1/2 inch, then a solid stop, will not move any further, solid. linkage visually looks fine underneath. is there something i'm missing? i have a hard ti...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L coolant loss VIN: 1FMP016W53
loss of coolant/every 200 miles customer notices loss of heater heat and has to top off a gal of coolant/no signs of leaks/included pressure test/has condensation in oil fill cap and slight maybe a ounce of coolant in oil pan/oil level is high=but "not" milky/...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L pcm VIN: 1FTRW08L83
This truck was towed in stalled on the road. Now it wont start and there is dashes on the odometer and no communication with the pcm. Tried a cluster and a pcm out of the same year make and model of the truck. Same thing. looked for components that could draw ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L coolant VIN: 1FDWF37P13
Vehicle brought in with complaint of low power. Stored trouble codes P1185 (ICP sensor) stored. Also has codes P0603 and P132B stored. Was gonna start with ICP sensor replacement since it is leaking and recheck. Happened to look in cooling system and noted tha...
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2002 GMC Sierra Denali 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 2GTFK69U32
2002 sierra 6.0, towed in, no start. Customer states it died on the road. After it cooled down, it restarted then died after 5min. They then installed plugs and fuel pump to no avail. What Ive found: Fuel pressure 60psi, No Spark, No injecter pulse, No codes ...
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1998 Honda CR-V LX 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JHLRD1862W
This is one for the Honda Techs out there. Vehicle symptoms are that the vehicle has long crank cold at times, and when it starts finally, the idle will go up to approx. 15-[...], and will start to come down and then it will stall, or the idle will fall to ...
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1999 Honda Accord LX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG6655X
just came in for ses lamp, code 1164 stored, what is the best way to check the front laf sensor, and what voltages should i see, just want to make sure this is the problem Trouble codes: P1164
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NMSG13D57
Hello all this is my first post. Truck came in with stalling complaint and cel on. Codes for lean at idle . Scanner data showed normal fuel trim numbers and normal switching of both o2's. I could not duplicate customers complaint but the idle did occasionally ...
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1999 Infiniti Q45 T 4.1L heater control VIN: JNKBY31A7X
Customer complained of no heat- intermittent at first, but no heat now. Dash gauge and scan data showed 179F, heater hoses warm/hot. ECCC showed a bi-level door potentiometer code, not exactly what I would look for as a heat problem. Temp control knob will mov...
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2001 Isuzu F FTR 7.8L turbo VIN: 4GTJ7C1371
would like to know if common problim with this spacific turbo or posible engine problim
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4FA49S8Y
came in for bucking at cruise and some times dies when comes to stop but will fire right up. when accel or at cruise it will buck like it is shutting down engine just for a 1/2 second and will do it at random or continue on after another. when it does this the...
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2000 Kia Sportage 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: KNDJA7236Y
Hello techs. I'm having trouble nailing down this Kia. Seemed like a slam-dunk sticking IAC valve. Customer complained of high idle. However, when I checked it out the other day, it would not even start unless I cracked the throttle. It would stall as soon as ... Trouble codes: P1505 (IAC fault)
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2008 Lexus IS250 2.5L No Start VIN: GSE20-5078
vehicle came to our shop and had to be assemble,body was by itself,then we had to install the engine and transmission as well as suuspension,now that we are ready to startnthe vehicle we are getting igition but nothing on the start,chck small wire on the start...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBFA63FVF
I have 1997 SL 320 ... came in from the another shop they did replaced flex disc was complete broken they also changed brand new drive shaft ... now transminsion not shiftting stuck on 3gear .. i did scan the car got code 051 and 147 (Gear implausible or tran ...
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2003 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L timing chain VIN: 5Y2SL648XZ
Was just checking to see if anyone knows if the chain breaks on the 1.8 engine does it bend the valves in the head. Thanks
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L alarm system service required anunciator on VIN: YV1MS39096
Hi volvo volks, i've got a 2006 s40 in the shop that needed a battery. i tried to be careful, using a memory saver in the obd2 port and a jumper box at the battery terminals but i think power was disconnected for a moment, and when i hopped in the car to start...
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2005 Cadillac CTS 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6DP56715
ok guys thanks to your help i fixed this one, but it wasn't easy.to mack a long story short it was a mismatched parts that caused this, from what i found out from the cadi dealer that worked on this car many times before me they had installed two pcm's, two ai... Trouble codes: P0101.
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2004 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L transfer case #233 VIN: 1GCDT13X04
to access transfercase shift module need to jump pin 13 to ground. count flashes for codes. thanks for all the help guys.
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2000 Dodge Dakota 4.7L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B7GG2AN2Y
Dear technicians, First of all a big Thank You to all that responded! I recieved 7 good replies. Here is a run down on them. 3 said the stalling was most likely the crank sensor; several mentioned the TPS causing the injector code; 2 said to replace the cam & ... Trouble codes: P0202 (2 injector fires improperly), P0320 (no crank ref at PCM), P0700 (trans code), P0725 (no engine speed input to TCM).
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2001 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L speedometer VIN: 2B4GP44371
hey all. thanks for all the help. i got a scanner that would let me access the cluster and done a guage sweep on it. and it fixed the problem. have not figured out how it happened yet. again thanks for the input.
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP25B43
Thanks everyone on the help...John from Mass hit it right on the head...TSB18-026-03 Rev A address ghost codes of which this vehicle had one. Vehicle needs to be reflashed to solve this problem. It is amazing that after all these years and miles on this vehicl... Trouble codes: P0522 (oil pressure sensor low).
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2003 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L vibration VIN: 1D7HG38X33
thanks to all who said the REAR drive shaft CAN cause a vibration or shimmy in the steering wheel ! we replaced both u joints in the rear driveshaft and vibration is gone !!
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1996 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L lubrication VIN: 1G2HX52K5S
THANKS TO YOU ALL FOR THE VERY EXCELLENT HELP PROVIDED. THOSE THREE RUBBER PLUGS WERE THE CULPRIT, I REPLACED THOSE PLUGS (ONE WAS PRETTY MUCH JUST RATTLING AROUND IN ITS HOLE) ALONG WITH THE LOWER SHIFT BOOT HELD ON WITH THE 3 SCREWS. END OF LEAKAGE AND MY CU...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP55S92
Strange but true , bad ignition coil! , found weak spark on one tower , why it would shut down is still a mystery, thanks for the replies
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13S45
IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS THE FRONT DIFF. MAKING THE NOISE. DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS THE CUSTOMER WANTS TO HOLD OFF ON ANY FURTHER WORK. I WILL UPDATE THE INFORMATION AFTER WE PULL THE FRONT DIFF. P.S. WE JUST HAD A BLOWN OUT FRONT DIFF THIS WEEK ON ANOTHER - SPUN TH...
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2005 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L navigation system VIN: 2HKYF187X5
HI. EVEYONE MARRY X-MAS. I FIX THIS NAVIGATION PROBLEM. FIRST, THE PROBLEM IS THE CONTROL UNIT. I ASKED LOCAL DEALER FOR HELP, THEY SAID THEY WOLULD CHARGE $160 FOR DIAGNOSTIC THEN THEY WILL GIVE ANOTHER ESTIMATE TO FIX IT. I HAD REPLY WHICH RECOMMAND TO CONT...
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2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L No Comm VIN: 4M2ZU86E32
Hello, I am sorry to report that we did not reach a final fix with this Mountianeer. The customer threw in the towel...no more money to spend no this problem. I can't blame him because there are no divability issues and everything in the car works fine!!! We ...
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1994 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G3CX52K6S
once again thanks for all responces to this problem with this olds.I have not been able to work on it because the lady came after it.I said I had some information on possible causes from IATN. she said she needed the car for the holidays and after the newyear ...
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2000 Other European Arnage 4.4L head gasket R&R VIN: SCBLC31E5Y
Thanx to all who replied. I was told of a Bentley/Rolls dealer that would fax my buddy the diagrams he needed. Car now runs awesome. Thanx.
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1998 Subaru Forester S 2.5L differential fluid VIN: JF1SF655XX
replaced the tube seal and oil pump seal from the dealer and fix the problem.thank you guys for your help. merry xmas and happy new year. JUNS QUALITY AUTO
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Speedo flucuation VIN: 3VWSK69M42
Ok this was one of those cases where we had two different failures occuring at the same time. The code and the first sensor replacement stopped the check engine light, however the VSS for the speedo was missing up without setting a code. We replaced $20 and i...
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