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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L rear brakes VIN: WAUZL54B91
Replaced brake pads on this Audi at beginning of november, customer has put approx 4,000 miles on vehicle and noticed grinding noise from rear of vehicle, upon inspection found the rear left pads worn down metal on metal while the right rear pads are still aro...
2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L hazard switch
Hi fellow techs, this audi has a strange clicking noise that comes from the hazard switch when not in use and is mounted in the center dash. The click sounds are not in rythem. If the switch is removed from the dash and held in hand still connected to the wire...
1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y8W
I have been working on this 98 deville that origanally was towed in no-start. Was a repo so no history available. It had a no crank condition with some ipc u-codes. I replaced the ipc "used" and was able to crank engine but no start due to a p1631 password inc... Trouble codes: P1631
1985 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 2.5L Hesitation, Stall, backfire VIN: 1GCBS14E0F
this truck came to my hands with a broke cam , so i removed engine out send it to the machine shop , after that i put back all together ,and now the truck has backfires, and is losing power , so i replaced olso fuel pump, fuel injector , fuel regulator, spark ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L harsh shift after p0748 is set VIN: 1GCEK19V8X
After the trans was replaced, i test drove the truck and the trans worked great. I drove it easy and just enough to get it warm and to check the fluid. After a check over I drove it again, soon as I pull out a little hard the check engine light is on and it is...
2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L No Start VIN: 1C3EL46R13
Ok so here it goes, Hello to everyone, we just swapped the engine for a used unit. The timing chain failed on the original motor...junk. After working during the weekend to finish this job, this has now become a crank/no start issue. Presently, the vehicle wil...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L cranking backfire
Any propane experts out there that know ford vans well.This vehicle is propane only and fuel tank has been removed.Heres what I have.Customer brings vehicle in with roasted engine,spewing antifreeze out talipipes.Rebuilt engine goes in without a hitch.Vehicle ...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP4041X
Car towed in for a no start. The theft light is flashing non stop for 1 min then flashes the code 16. I have no communication any computers except airbags and the GEM. I am getting U1262 which indicates that there is a comunication problem between the ECU and ... Trouble codes: U1262 (b1353-), B1353
2006 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTHK29U76
Hi everyone, Happy New Year. I have this problem child here that will set a P0300 code randomly, but runs great. The problem used to occur at 60 mph while cruising, and could take months to reset. Now since I relearned the crank, it occurs at 45 mph while crui... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multi-cylinder mis-fire)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: KM8SC13D52
Hello Hyundai experts! This is my personal vehicle. I have seen the fuel mileage drop suddenly from 24-26mpg to 15-17mpg. No MIL, PO230 in history. I cleared it and it did not reset. The O2 sensors on bank 2 cycle normally. The O2 sensors on bank 1 will cycle ... Trouble codes: P0230
2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater VIN: SAJDA01C7Y
Hello, We've got a little Jag who is not putting out much heat. The temp gauge holds steady in the middle, but the heater output is lukewarm. After reviewing some posts, we decided to go after the electric heater control valve. Needless to say, after the valve...
2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Thrust Bearing VIN: WMWRE33453
I started off needing to replace the flywheel due do chatter when engaging the clutch. Decided to replace head gasket when I saw a small oil leak at back side of head. Checked cylinders for wear and found an odd wear spot 160 degrees from the normal thrust wea...
2006 Nissan Quest S 3.5L Engine VIN: 5N1BV28U66
This is my wife's car, I haven't done any testing on it personally. It delveoped a tick at around 36,000 that sounded like valvetrain to me. When I asked the Nissan tech, they said it was normal for this engine to have some drivetrain noise, I aceppted that. I...
2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G2WP52K82
Hey guys thanks for the help in advance this car was towed in for a intermitent stall any temp any time period when we got it the batt was dead charged an verified concern no codes an the fuel psi is inspec when the stall happens if the car sits over night the...
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start, MIL will not light VIN: 3VWRA81H6S
I was ask to post this to verify findings. This car came in with a no start condition. It needed a fuel pump (car was sitting up for several years). The tech before me replaced the pump and car ran, but only for a few minutes. Then died, and never restarted. S...
2003 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L Code P0733 VIN: YV1TS91Z63
We don't work on nearly as many Volvos as most of you, so hopefully someone has seen this problem or can point us in the right direction. One of our customers has a 2003 S80 with a transmission code P0733 gear 3 incorrect ratio. Code is intermittent, maybe onc...

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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L camshaft timing VIN: WAUBA24B7X
the car finally went off to dealer. it turns out my first attempt was off two links. my second and third attempt were one link off. i don't agree with how the process of lining up the cams is worded. on my first tear down i scratched the chain before taking th...
1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1HGCG564XW
Thanks to all. Happy new year. Running compression pinpointed problen to be in head. Sent to machine shop. They said there was a problem with the valves. All is well. Thanks again to all especially those who pointed to running compression test.
1999 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Surge
well, as 98% suggested, it was the IAC. It wasn't dirty, just failed. It was hard to diagnose without previous experience, as my scanner showed normal IAC function. I assumed the IAC was responding to the failure, and was not the failure itself. By far, the...
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L Clutch VIN: KMHHN65F03
This is a dampner style flywheel , it had pulled apart when disassembled imperperly , flywheel was pulling apart when clutch applied . New flywheel from dealer was about 925. and a week to get . Pressed flywheel together and secured , reassembled . thanks for...
1994 Infiniti J30 3.0L ignition lights VIN: JNKAY21D7R
Hi All,thanks for the replies.While trying to get to ignition relay i unpluged a heavy 10 ga wire plugged into fuse box and dash lights went off.This wire controled seats and windows.Plugged back in it work fine for several key cycles,then did it again.Unplugg...
2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L module VIN: SAJEA51D13
well the replacment fans are wired different and do not rely on the sensor wire ,, and yes they still retain the 80 amp curcuit ,,, fans work good and at variable speeds ,, car runs well and is fixed many thanks to all who responded ...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L no-start VIN: 5LMV28L9WL
I want to thank all of those that responded.It would probably be the (only one)ignition key or the transsceiever that is on the exterior of the lock cyl. I have had a unfruitful discussion with the owner's wife and told them I could not guarantee what would ...
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue GL 3.5L No Start, No crank VIN: 1G3WH52H1Y
Sorry for the delay in closing. I wanted to make sure it stayed fixed. After checking all the wiring and trying several times to re-learn the pass code I opted to replace the BCM. Problem solved. Had to use the 30 min method to re-learn but at least the light ... Trouble codes: B3102.
1985 Porsche 944 2.5L engine temp gauge VIN: WPOAA0943F
As suggested we checked and cleaned the grounds on the engine block. Also, there were not any other lights or indications on the panel to suggest a bad foil or diode. We also replaced the sensor on the engine and at this point I believe the gauge is now worki...
1993 Toyota Celica ST 1.6L head gasket VIN: JT2AT86F9P
Unfortunately some of the responses gave untrue information, saying that they sort of "remember" doing a 1.6 celica engine without pulling the cams. PLEASE don't give out false information here at IATN. BUT, the majority of responses said that you do need to...
2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L heater VIN: WVWVD63B03
We are really not sure what fixed the car but it is fixed at least for now.. We replaced the water pump, timing belt & thermostat again - no change at all. We next flushed out every coolant port, passage, hose, turbo, oil filter housing etc - no change at all....
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