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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Level control VIN: WA1YD64B84
Hi this one came dropped down to the ground. Checked for codes and found 2 00774 Level control sensor, left rear (G76) and 01771 Control module for headlight range (J431) Found the left rear level sensor bad and replaced. Now the system works but light still o...
1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Electric top does not work VIN: WBABK832XW
We just bought a BMW convertable and we cannot get the top to retract, the small light on the switch flashes but nothing happens, we have NO information on BMW's, we have an owners manual but it is NO HELP. according to the owners manualwhen you try to lowwer ...
2004 Buick LeSabre Limited 3.8L tach & fuel gauge VIN: 1G4HR54K34
Happy spring ahead! I have this Buick with a problem in the instrument cluster. The fuel gauge and the tachometer needles are both "tumbled". Sometimes they work normally. I would appreciate any ideas and thank everyone in advance.
1998 Cadillac Eldorado ESC 4.6L No Start VIN: 1G6KD54Y3W
Here we go: No start but does crank. IPC says anti theft. This car won't read the PCM, IPC will start with PCM but says no communication. The other modules do communicate and have these codes. IPC,2750,1255. ACM1255. SDM,1301. TCS,1276,1255. PZM,1255. RFA,1255...
1979 Chevrolet C10 Scottsdale 5.7L engine
ok, so I'm looking for a fellow engine builder to pick a brain...I have a 79 chev 350 2 bolt main '777' block with an estimated 300 hrs on it, only fresh water used and maintained fairly well. This motor came in a boat my cust bought knowing it had a 'rod knoc...
1986 Chevrolet Celebrity 2.5L heater
Hi everyboby... I'm probably trying to hard on this one. Customer brought 86 Celebrity in for engine and trans. swap and he supplied junkyard engine with said 60,000 miles. I can't seem to get hot coolant to flow through heater hoses of pipe. I pulled a vacuum...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L spark VIN: 1GNDT13W7W
vechile came to me and had been serverly over heated but would crank and run poorly,after talking with customer he decided to have me rebuild a used motor and remove and replace old engine.so i built engine and swaped out with no problem,after installation of ...
2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14W2Y
once the truck starts it will run forever.if sets overnight the injectors won't pulse and the inj. pw. pid stays at zero.with new dis. cam retard is at -1 and was at -17 with old distributor. has latest flash in pcm and I am stumpped. any gm guys out there I w...
1997 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3FEJ56HO
this car came in for a water pump leak.Changed water pump,timing belt,started for warm up went to move car and just stalls,checked codes found throttle position&map sensor codes,Changed both ,still have codes and stalling problem. Trouble codes: 106 (throttle position sensor), 122 (throttle position sensor), 120 (map sensor)
2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2C3K63H56H
Customer came in a week ago, with a compliant that Check engine light and a light that resembles a lighting bolt came on also.Then car died he was sitting in a drive thru when this happened. Waited a few minutes the car started and drove it to our shop. Hooked...
1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2L No Start
Owner replaced the bad V6 with engine and transmission from a wrecked 2000 Dakota with a 5.9L engine. I was asked to figure out why it won't start. He used some wiring form the 92, the entire engine harness from the 2000 and a front end harness he thought was ... Trouble codes: P0463 (Fuel level sending unit volts too high), P1493 (Ambient/battery temperature sensor volts too low), P1687 (No cluster bus messages)
1998 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7KF26Z5W
I'm Thinking PCM On This One But Will Run It By You Just Incase I'm Missing Something. I Guess The No Start Occured After New Inner Fenders Were Replaced. Wonder If Something Didn't Get Shorted When Hooking Things Back Up. The ASD Relay Isn't Working Or Is The...
2006 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L steering column VIN: 2006DAKOTA
The truck has an odd creaking noise in the steering column.The clock spring has been replaced with a new oem unit.The original clockspring was worn thru on the top edge.This creaking noise is still there after reassembling and testing.Nothing seems out of the ...
1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Lighting VIN: 1FAAP36X5R
hello vehicle has power and ground but the headlights flicker on an of according to the customer. I not could recreate the problem. I cleaned the two grounds on the front rad support but it didn't fic the issue please help
1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L top latch VIN: SAJGX2044X
I just replaced hydraulic lines from latch assembly to pump. Top opens and closes now, but won't latch. Appears to be synch issue based on my previous experience with other convertibles and sunroof repairs. Have tried disconnecting battery with roof down and l...
1996 Lexus SC400 4.0L chime & interior lamps VIN: JT8CH32Y0T
the customer came in with the chime constantly on when the key out and the doors closed. the first thing we checked was the key sensor. the switch checked ok. the door ajar light indicator on the dash was on and off like it should. the interior lights stayed o...
1971 Nissan 240Z 2.4L Rear Defroster VIN: HLS3020058
Good Day Folks, This is my own ride. I have a factory electrical legend but it does not have the rear window defroster in it. Hard to believe I know. She is a 1971 Datsun 240-Z 1/71 The wires to the grid are there. I traced them to a connector at the rh front...
2004 Nissan Xterra XE 3.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 5N1MD28Y44
hello and thank you in advance. we have a 4wd xterra that is making us and our customer crazy. there is a slight whine between the 2-3 shift like something engaging. its there for 2 seconds and only on that shift. our trany shop has had it apart a couple of ti...
1999 Pontiac Grand Am GT 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1G2NE12T1Y
Hi techs, I have a problem resetting the monitors on this car,have driven 20 miles and still won't reset,does it need driven more miles? Never had a problem in the past with this type of car,usually just clear the code after repair and run it thru e-check, tha... Trouble codes: P0440
2007 Porsche Caynne 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WP1AA29P44
Sorry I don't know what year model of this caynne.The transmission is made by aisin AW CO.LTD.This is 09D300 036K,TR60SN 060903 GLK .SERIAL N0. [...]. What ATF should be used on this transmission?Toyoya T-IV ATF? Thank you.
1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L cat monitor VIN: 4T1BG22KOV
hello everyone, this camry is taking a lot of my time out on the road!my customer is wondering why i'm holding onto the car so long if i repaired it,because he doesn't understand what us techs go through to make things to make things right on thier vehicles. ...
2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L 2-3 shift harsh VIN: 3VWSF71K25
Help. I have numerous hours and personal dollars in vehicle and unable to pinpoint why trans shift hard between 2-3 after about 10 miles of driving.
2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS61T83
this is a on demand fuel pump system, metal fuel tank, controlled by ecm & fuel pump control module. I suspected the fuel pump & opened fuel tank cover to test voltage at pump, found 6-8 to volts & car started right up ( i think that getting to the pump distur...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L oil level warning VIN: WAUBF78E86
Because there was a problem within the harness, we opted to save a bunch of time and money by running a new wire outside the harness. There were a couple of replies relating to oil pressure, which was NOT the issue. The new wire is secured and run along the ...
1995 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L steering system VIN: 1G4CU5219S
Replies indicate this is a normal condition of Grand Touring Suspension has faster steering gear ratio. Thanks to all who replied. Some mention of checks to eliminate normal causes that may apply to any steering, lubrication tie rods & balljoints, fluid condit...
2001 Chevrolet S10 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCS14511
thanks to all smoked vech again and found the trouble was at the fuel pump o ring rubber seal which was sent from dealer wrong replaced with correct seal and problem solved thanks again to all Trouble codes: P0442.
1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 3.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 12H3H3INFH
Thanks everyone, I found the issue. It was a sync issue. I pulled the distributor out and it looked like it had been recently replaced, but not adjusted. I used the drb3 and done the sync procedure and now it runs great. thanks everyone Trouble codes: P0300, P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0303, P0305.
2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T 5.7L Cuts out, Stall
First of all, a heartfelt "Thank You!" to everyone that took the time to reply. All of the replies were very useful and even the ones that didnt lead to a fix certainly taught me a great deal. FWIW... when I was thinking that the radio and wiring might be the... Trouble codes: U0100 (TCM loss of communication with PCM/ECM).
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU42P23
First I want to thank to every one that respond to my help request , you gays are GRRRREAT . This morning I received a phne call from the car ownwer stateing that problem is fixed and running good for two weeks. I removed the accelerator pedal unplug the c...
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Surge VIN: 1J4GW58N8Y
All the responses were great. I ckd the TPS like many of you suggested. I used an analog volt meter to see if there were any dropouts and none showed up that I could see. So I went to the ohm setting and then you could see some faults. I also used a scope to s... Trouble codes: P204&.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 3.7L No Start, Stall VIN: 1J4GR48K36
We fixed the Jeep. As encouraged by all whom replied, we tested the cam and crank signals at the sensor and PCM, all good. Yes, during the failure the tach registered and it showed rpm on the scanner. Found that the ignition coil ground, PCM controlled, was go...
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 5N1AR18W85
thanx to all who replied it was the ecm relay (ipdm) i think the relay operates the o2's we changed and the coil packs thats why the spark was weak low voltage
2001 Saturn SL1 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZH52811
2004 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L starter relay VIN: 1G8AG52F74
2004 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.0L Steering Rack/Pump VIN: 4T1BF28B34
Thanks again to all who replied. Everyone agreed it was the steering shaft U-joint near the firewall outside of the car having a seized joint. I could see rust dust coming out of 1 of the 4 joints. I marked the joint & the rack input shaft, as I did inside the...
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