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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L turn signal & hazzard light VIN: WAULT68E35
the turn signal & Hazzard light doesnt work neither the arrow on the cluster gauge doesnt blink ,also the horn is coming on all times doing a lot noise, I removed the horn Fuse to stop it,but the lights doesnt work before removing neither after removing the HO...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on
car came with mil 0089 /[...] fuel sensor circuit malf .repalce fuel pump & relate parts but no luck any ideas thanks Trouble codes: 12555 (0089 fuel pressure circuit malf)
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2006 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L alarm VIN: 5UXFB53536
truck will sit outside in lock mode for a number of hours and then alarm will go off for no reason scanned truck found no codes or other problems cant find any other reasons for alarm to activate on its own. please help
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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...
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2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L No communication VIN: 3B7HC13Y9Y
Hello to all. All lights pass at key-on. There is no problems other a "no communication" problem. None of the 5 scanners I have will communicate with this truck. I tested 60ohms between terminal 6&14 which I read in "MotorAge" is good, on diagnostic connector,...
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2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L starting VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Original problem was that the vehicle wouldn't start cold a couple of times took several tries, according to the customer. They drove the vehicle to a chain "muffelers, oil change, brakes, tires" place. Who sold a throttle body cleaning, after which the engine...
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2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L transmission removal VIN: 1FAFP53U81
AX4S Trans. is bad and I'm removing. Working off floor with portable hoist. Front engine mounts still intact. Rear of engine jacked and supported as high as possible. Plenty of side and top clearence. Engine cradle lowered on trans side only. Rear mount remove...
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTRW07662
ok here ya go i am at my sons house took a small vacation and of course i don't have any tools to work with to speak of but here is what i have so far. truck sounds like a clogg exhaust but when the y pipe was removed still sounds like it can't breath. fuel pr...
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2001 Lexus RX300 3.0L Transmission VIN: JTJHF10U21
Customer came in with a ramdom jerk when sitting at a stop. Transmission fluid was burned VERY bad. After checking with other shops and reading internet complaints, customer decided he wanted another transmission installed. We agreed on this low mileage unit f...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Tail Lightn stop light VIN: WDBNG70J73
the stop lights is on when the doors opened and the stick at any gear, when the doors is closed the light come off but blinking all times and the info on the gauge says STOP LAMP and PRESAFE INACTIVE
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2000 Nissan Frontier XE 3.3L Losing coolant VIN: 1N6ED27Y0Y
This one is for Nissan experts. This Nissan is losing coolant at rate of 14 oz per month. Coolant is seeping through the lower intake manifold gasket close to where the distributor is located. Thatís only place where I can see trace of coolant at. Are we l...
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2005 Nissan Titan SE 5.6L MIL Lamp on, hard start tach jump VIN: 1N6BA07BX5
This Titan came in from another shop that couldn't fix the problem. It sets a po335 after second key cycle, tach is jumping while cranking and even while engine is running,RPM on the scaner also jumps. hard to start at times (kicks back like high timing)but if... Trouble codes: P0335
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2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L engine VIN: 1G3WH52H3Y
The 3.5L engine overheats at idle or on a road test because the thermostat will not open. The only way the thermostat will open is if I bypass the heater core, and then everything is fine. The return line from the heater core ends up at the thermostat hous...
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1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L No Start VIN: 1G2PH1193J
We are the second shop to look at this vehicle. We have no no cranking spark from coil. We have R.P.M signal at computer. We have replaced the ignition coil and module twice on vehicle. We have constant 12 volts in cranking at coil. We have tried to simulate s...
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2004 Toyota Tacoma 3.4L Fan Clutch VIN: 5TEWN72N64
Hey guys and gals this is my personal rig. I have recentry started hearing a metallic tinging noise coming from the front of the engine. It seems to be coming from the fan clutch area. I soaked it down with a penetrating lube and started it up and the noise is...
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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 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: C8X2587912
Donít know enough about these cars so here goes, no drivability symptoms, just check light on, my fuel trims tell me thereís a serious air leak but nothing obvious. I tried re-plumbing the air intake so the a/f meter was straight into the throttle hose by-pass... Trouble codes: P1171 (upper fuel trims)
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L all systems dead VIN: YV1SW61N21
Car drove in with two codes,we replaced thermostat and hooked to VIDA to reload CEM software. All systems shut down during download and can not be revived. After several tries along with following the Volvos specific instructions found in their bulletins still...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Windows,locks VIN: WBAGF6327S
The ecm,and bcm seem to be bad, off to the dealer it goes.The customer shorted something not sure what.
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2000 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4HP54K9Y
After replacing the ignition switch, we cannot cause the engine to stall or glitch by rotating the key cylinder like before. Due to several members stating that they had similiar experiences with the MAF we decided to leave that as is. Apparently the PCM in t...
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1994 Chevrolet Blazer 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GNEK18K1R
Thank you everyone for your help. After getting some time and weather where i could work on it some more i have not yet fixed it but beleive i have found the problem. "THERE IS NO INJ PULSE" i posted that in this original post and just rechecked it again i a... Trouble codes: 33 (MAP sensor circut high), 35 (IAC error).
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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3B7HC12Y0X
Big thanks to everyone-replaced rear axle speed sensor and all is well.IATN guys and girls are the best.Keith W. Trouble codes: P0500.
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2008 Dodge Nitro SE 3.7L blower fan VIN: 1D8GU28K18
I appreciate the advice I advised the customer to keep me informed if the problem happens again, i hae recieved no response to my calls trying to let her know i have a couple of ways i can possibly help her with the problem but has yet to call me back, I don't...
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2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L loud whisle noise VIN: 1J4FA59S7Y
Thanks for all the input, used hose to isolate noise coming from between #5&6 cyl. smoke test confirmed intake gasket leak. This is a great bunch and apreciate all the help!
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1999 Lexus LX470 4.7L heater VIN: JT6HT00W0X
thanks to all that replied, we have had 2 of these lx 470"s with heat problems, one other one is coming in after it gets back from body shop, on both suv"s we removed the the heater core hoses and flushed them very well, one suv we did this twice, it seemed to...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L VSC light VIN: JTJHF10U63
I did the relearn by jumping the aldl terminals as in shopkey. multiple times.It didn't work.The vsc light came on and went off like it was supposed to but then the vsc and abs lights started to flash until the key was cycled.Drive the car 5 feet and the code ...
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2006 Pontiac GTO 6.0L cluster VIN: 6G2VX12U56
I FINISHED THIS ONE JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS, AND BOY AM I GLAD. ONE DOWN MANY MORE TO GO. I HAD ORDERED A MASTER CYLINDER FOR THIS AND INSTALLED IT AND BLED THE BRAKE SYSTEM. DROVE THE CAR AND THEN LET IT SET FOR ABOUT AN HOUR OR SO WTIH THE MOTOR RUNNING AND TH...
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2001 Volvo C70 2.4L Electronic VIN: YV1NC5D41J
Sent this one back to the Transmission re-builder,on one of many road test on a hilly condition felt some slippage prior to limp home mode and check engine lamp coming on,so now suspect internal issues. Thank you so much for the replies.
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