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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WAUBA24B7X
hi to all. i cannot get bank 2 camshafts to line up properly. i am repairing oil leaks on drivers side bank. first attept i came up with 17800 cam sensor open or short. replaced cam sensor because i had accidently broken the little plastic guard inside while t...
1996 Chevrolet C1500 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14R6T
Hello everyone, Merry Christmas. Im away from home with limited tools and ive got a problem on my hands and could really use some help. My brother pulled the motor out of his truck to replace it with a new re-built motor because of internal failure. It ran bef...
2003 Chevrolet 4 DOOR P U 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, POOR POWER VIN: 9BG138FC03
this vehicle is in nicaragua brasil assembly . diesel 2.8 engine obd 2. i wants to know how the system wor to help my brother with this. because the shop that is fixing it they try to fix doing many things but loks like they dont knows how the system work or m...
2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L tail lamp VIN: 2C4GP44RO5
can someone please tell me how to remove the stupid tail lamp? i need to test the lr t/s ckt and do not see any fasteners for the tail lamp. somedata does not give any helpful info that i can find. i have removed the interior trim panel in that area but all i ...
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3B7HC12Y0X
Hey guys and girls.The very best of the season to everyone and a busy and prosperous new year.This truck is my son-in-laws who is here for a few days and noted that the speedometer does not register until 45 k or so then jumps up and registers ok above 45k.Als... Trouble codes: P0500
2006 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L headlights VIN: 1D4GP24R06
2006 Dodge Caravan SE after approximetly 3 hours of night driving customer says headlights flash rappidly. This happens as customer has paper route in the middle of the night. Has any one ran into this problem before. No problem found in shop.
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1J4GW48S0Y
Road tested after replacement of spark plugs - no more misfire cold & hot. Upon de accel (about 8MPH), snuffed out - no warning. Restarted, got to shop, died again. Each time this happens now it is HOT only (runs NICE! cold). We replace crank sensor (OE) right...
1976 Volkswagen Transporter Campmobile 2.0L No Start VIN: 2362154927
Merry Christmas to all. I purchased this 1976 vw bus on a whim as a personal vehicle. It ran ok on 3 cylinders at this time. Upon inspection I found #4 cylinder to have no compession(dropped valve seat) and proceeded to pull the motor and replace both heads wi...
1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L No Start
Car came in as a crank no start. Customer stated that it stumbled, stalled and then wouldnt restart on a local drive in heavy rain. Found that fuel pump relay is not being grounded by ECM. Fuel pump relay supplies voltage to most of the other engine control co... Trouble codes: P0300

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Front Pinion seal VIN: 2GCEK19T2X
Sorry about the late closing... A pinion seal did the fix on this. It would be nice not to have all that stuff turning all the time, it's no wonder it gets such crap mileage! Thanks for the replies and the help, Happy Holidays!!
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L hard start VIN: 1D7HU18D84
Hello all, I finally go this Dodge truck back, This is now fixed!, I tried some of the suggestions, as I replaced the spark plugs (needed them), but still a long crank time on a hot soak. Tried a known good egr valve, still the same...What I found was four of...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMDU73W23
As I suspected and as Tracy suggested, I replaced the fuel filter and had the injectors cleaned. The engine now runs smoothly with no misses. Thanks for all the replies.
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L No Start VIN: KM8SC13D94
I guess Hyundai's are seen more in other parts of the country then mine I rarley get to do evan an oil chg on one. I figure over half of you said the evap purge valve has a high failure rate or sticking problem allowing fuel to flood out the intake right afte...
2004 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Unknown VIN: 4S2DM58W94
thnx to evry one for helping, we have not found any one who can clear the codes,wating for a app with isuzu dealership in san antonio tx, no more isuzu dealers in austin tx.
2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L low battery VIN: SAL1234567
Hello: Well, this is very intermittent, as previously stated the charging voltage and amp at idle no load is normal, so that tech statement was useless as i suspected, the vehicle is a daily driver with a 42 miles roundtrip, no water in trunk or even traces, h...
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on, buss interuption VIN: 1J4GW58S9X
Thank you all for the replies, Jimmy, suggested that I check all 9 wires in buss connector ubder steering column, ( 1 ) wire pin # 2 Brn & purp trace wire, had 9 volts on it, all the wiring schematics that I looked at came back to PCM, I disconnect it & volta... Trouble codes: 1687 (Buss communication error).
2002 Saturn L100 2.2L no Crankcase venting VIN: 1G8JS54FX2
Well it was an easy fix once I was informed how the PCV system worked. One suggestion was to call the Saturn parts department but the nearest Saturn dealer is over 50 miles away so we very rarely use them for parts or advice. The dealers we buy parts from are ...
2006 Scion xA 1.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JTKKT60466
Hi Guys, Well thx for the help - although I did not get many replies.. I suppose it's 'cause this was posted Christmas Eve and lots of us are too busy to be here? At any rate, I went ahead and just did the job. First time doing one. 5-6 hours labor is NOT a l... Trouble codes: 0012 (Camshaft position A timing retarded).
2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDT71K96
Well folks this one is fixed. I still don't understand VW's new code system (5 digit starting with "0" prefix) & can't find any support Or information in ShopKey or Bently. BUT ... P2185/08581 was coolant temp sensor in Rad outlet & 05658 same as PO671 was #1... Trouble codes: P0671, P2185, 05658.
1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS97D1X
I just spoke to my customer and this Volvo is fixed. The timing belt idler pulley was indeed the culprit. What had fooled us was that at least twice we removed the drive belt, the noise stopped and returned when we reinstalled the drive belt. We even let...
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