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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L hvac VIN: WAUDF78E86
Thanks to all for your help,I replaced the timming belt with no problems i did not disconect the battery i did not whant any problems with memory, so here we are customer drove car 20 miles and came back saying he had no a/c and that the hvac was stuck in econ...
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1989 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Cuts out VIN: 1B7GG26X0K
THIS TRUCK WILL WANT TO CUT OUT WHEN TURNING LEFT, FROM A STOP, MOSTLY AFTER A COLD START AND UP UNTIL IT WARMS COMPLETELY UP. IF YOU FEATHER THE THROTTLE DURING THE SYMPTOM YOU CAN KEEP IT GOING, IF YOU MAINTAIN THE THROTTLE POSITION DURING THE EVENT 80% OF T... Trouble codes: 12 (direct battery input to smec was disconnected), 22 (coolant temp sensor input below/above minimum acceptable voltage), 32 (egr system failure / egr solenoid circuit), 33 (open or shorted condition detected in a/c clutch relay circuit), 55 (end of code list)
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1997 Dodge Caravan LE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 14E3456786
I everyone, I had this van come in with a few small oil leaks that the customer wanted fixed, so I replaced the lower intake gasket, valve cover gaskets, and the upper intake plentum gasket. I started the vehicle and let it run on idle for about 30 minutes and... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305
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2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Hopefully someone has run into this. The truck came in for engine light. Origianally had p171,p174,p1518. My fuel trims were 40B1, 7-9B2. Smoked intake had leak around cylinder 1 port. Pulled upper intake replaced gasket and found B1 IMRC rod hanging and valve... Trouble codes: P1518
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1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W3T
thanks in advance this mercury keep popping code po335b crank sensor circut still same code po335 come back every time clear right after start. i am not concern about knock sensor code because 325 do not turn light on.so for i change used distributor. crank an... Trouble codes: P0325, P0335
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1963 Oldsmobile olds 350CID Input Shaft Sealing rings VIN: 12G45HY891
I'm overhauling a Roto hydramatic 10 ( SlimJim ) transmission. During disasemble I noticed there is grooves for two sealing rings in the input shaft. One small one & one larger one. The larger ring was missing and there is no wear mark in the front cover like ...
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2002 Rolls Royce Park Ward 5.4L Suspension VIN: SCALD61E82
Hi Guys, I got this Rolls came in with low hydru fluid & the left rear shock is leaking, Install new one & bleed the system & everthing thing seems fine,a month later & after 500 miles of driving a new prolem created, the problem is when the car sit for more t...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S43
this car came in with a secondary air low flow code the cust said it had ben bad for a couple of year after inspection found the pump wasnt putting out any flow and after reading i replace both the valve and pump i thought it was fixed because when i started c...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Door Locks VIN: 3VWCB21C82
Hello guys. Have a 2002 VW Beetle that I'm having issues with diriver side door locks. Here's the thing, it will unlock both doors, but only locks the passenger doors. Does the same thing with door open or closed. Passenger side switch locks/unlocks passenger ...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L all gear VIN: 9BWDE61J55
I need help with this 2005 Gti 1.8T with 09A tiptronic we have no repair history on this vehicle. ATF level is OK with VW fluid The complaint is that after driving for a 5 miles the trans to go hard shift in all gear.I check with the scan tools (Modis exper...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1996 Cadillac Seville SLS 4.6L No Start, Battery Draw VIN: 1G6KY5494U
This is not a fix because the day after I posted this help request, Mr. Customer decided on a different direction. Not sure if it became a trade in or junk. The car was a little too nice to be junk. Anyway, I had reasoned that it had to be a low current draw a...
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1990 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L No Start, Stall VIN: 2G1WL14T9L
Thanks for all the help guys. I ohmed the injectors and found two injectors with resistance below 5 ohms. spec. is 10.8 to 12.6 I replaced the fuel rail and all ijectors and the car runs great. It even took care of the dead spot that has been their for a long ...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52J22
I want to thank all the replies. They came to two basic responses.1. Ignition switch failure. when this is in the no-start phase,check certain fuses for power w/koeo. 2. Vehicle anit-theft problem. Lots of procedure for diagnosis. The customer traded the ca... Trouble codes: U1040, U1000.
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L converter VIN: 1C4GP64L3Y
well guys, this one is finally sought through. thanks to every one that replied to this one. all the info was very helpful. pretty much everybody was dead on with this one. wayne,brian, greg, randy, terry, don, tony, robert, clayton, william and kyle. you guys...
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C8FY4BB11
I temporarily installed the rebuilt PCM that I obtained from a company in Florida that preprograms PCM off the car(saving a trip on the tow truck to the dealer), ran engine briefly but had misfire symptoms that customer indicated prior to dying. Replaced coil ... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352 (Ignition coil 2 primary circuit).
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2005 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WD12345678
Thanks all who responded, i do appreciate the helpfull answers, i found the problem yet customer decided to trade the vehicle, what i found was the EGR valve was leaking coolant internally right into the intake, customer omitted a very critical piece of info, ...
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1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L pats VIN: 1FALP47VXV
97 Mustang SVT Cobra is fixed. As most responses stated the proper operation of the theft light was correct. This PATS type A system should have the yellow theft light on for a 2 second prove out and then go out with key on engine off. This was what I was seei...
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1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L4W
Customer did not give us a chance to spend any more time on this vehicle.They said they would drive it the way it is untill they are near the end of the warranty on the engine.We do not have a smoke machine so I would have borrowed one to test for an intake l... Trouble codes: P0306.
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1997 GMC C6500 Topkic 6.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GDJ7H1P9V
Thanks to the few that tried to help. All I can say is that it might be fixed. after extensive frustrating attempts to recreate the problem, the truck finally began to consistently die at idle after about 1/2 hour running, always being able to restart and run ...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L transfer case VIN: 1GKDT13S02
After checking everything that everyone told me, still could not find any bad parts. Took to GM to have them take a look at it and they said the front driveshaft CV joint was bad and replaced the driveshaft. Got it back about 3 days ago and guess what! It stil...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L power seat worm drive
Thank you Barry, Will and Glenn for your time. Salvage yards will only sell the complete seat track assembly, which is understandable. The newer cherokee's offer more replaceable components. Ebay does have plenty of these. Customer didnt want to put the money ...
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1997 Kia Sportage 2.0L radio/anti theft
Well, I checked the owners manual and it had no info. whatsoever. I also tired using the tune buttons (no go), and I tried using the number buttons with no luck. No matter what buttons you push nothing changes on the radio. Tried many times. I am starting to...
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1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM50U8V
Well, new info from customer states problem only occurs when it's raining, so I replaced the CCRM and the car now runs perfectly. Still waiting for heavy rains, but I'm pretty sure this should do it based on symptoms and what I've read. Need to close this po... Trouble codes: P0231 (fuel pump secondary circuit).
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2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Electric windows VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
Once I got my head out of my a**, and started using it, it wasn't all that bad. I was wrapped up in finding the battery saver relay, and as Steve pointed out, it's integral to the CJB. Fuse 226 feeds the battery saver relay, the accy delay relay, a couple ot...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L no spark, no injector signal VIN: 4FAFPD3459
Hi guys! Thank you for your help. To make a long story short. The problem was in ECM and engine wire harness. I did replace the wire harness for only one purpose. I was worried there may be one more shortage somewhere. The car started right away. ECM - $850, w...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1L556DXX
Hello everyone... I was able to find the problem, finally (with all of your input - since the MODIS did not provide too much information, but enought to point out code P0722 - No Output speed sensor signal); now, I believe Dan from California pointed to a bun...
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