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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL54BX1
Hello Iatn members, I needed and Audi guru to help me with the beast. Checked Engine Light ON P1522-Bank 2 Camshaft over retarded. Timing belt is timed correctly. Camshaft adjustment is corrected. No misfire and no any other engine hick-up. When I go thru the... Trouble codes: P1522
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1996 Cadillac Fleetwood 5.7L radio VIN: 1G6DW52P0T
I would like to install a OEM cd changer. I searched Cadillac websites and I purchased this CD changer which I believe is the correct number: #[...], it does have a tape/CD button, but the radio does not have...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Touring 3.8L oil pan VIN: 2C4GP54L45
This van was brought in 1/09 and required an oil pan gasket replacement, we used a felpro gasket. Vehicle returned 2 months and 1,200 miles later due to an oil leak. Again we replaced the oil pan gasket with a fel pro gasket. Vehicle returned 2 months and 1,20...
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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Hard start VIN: 1FTHX2616F
Ok folks here is my begging and pleading crying for mercy story! This truck came in here about a year ago and the previous individual sold him new heads due to a crack in one head. Prior to this event the customer had no real drivability issues other than coo...
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1997 Ford F-350 7.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTHF36F9V
This truck has a miss and a bad idle injection pressure is good codes seem to always go to # 5 injecter low,also seems has more of a problem cold then hot at one point i had this truck running great next day ran bad and has continued to run bad.
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L steering culumn VIN: 2FAHP7IW85
Hi, and thanks in advance for the help. This car is from a body shop. It was involved in a front end crash. Had various codes for seat belt retractors and impact sensors. Those have been relaced and codes have not come back on. I still however still have a cod...
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L air bag VIN: 1ZVFT80N07
vehicle sets code b2293 & air bag light flashes 19 which should indicate a problem with the drivers air bag circuit -genisys fault pid data shows fault at 2293 21 cm, 2293 21 od, 2293 29 cm, & 2293 29 od - does this mean the fault is really in the passenger si...
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1986 GMC C3500 Sierra Classic 7.4L Droning Noise VIN: 1GTHC33W7G
Running out of ideas.Please help. Has TH400 trans.
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2005 GMC Canyon Z71 SL 3.5L timing chain VIN: 1GTDS13675
after installing all parts truck ran fine for 500 miles.He then returned with a noise. Found a loose timing chain so replaced the tensioner. Truck ran fine again for 20 miles now the chain is loose again.Talked to the local dealer and they have one with the sa...
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2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L vent air flow
Howdy there Ford Iatn gurus. What I am working on here today is a 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis. Vehicle is driven by an elderly lady about 15 miles a week, but here in Louisiana it is getting hot and she needs her a/c. The problem we are experiencing is quite we...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Steering VIN: J12KURYHF4
Greetins all Nissan masters, I have this Maxima in my shop with a stiff steering condition... I have flushed the system several times but it always returns, It almost feels like sometimes you have no power steering at all, and then sometimes its fine.. Im lean...
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2005 Nissan Xterra Off-Road 4.0L Accessories
Need to know the location of trailer tow relay#1(E227) and trailer tow relay #2(E228). MOD says on the right side of the engine compartment, but the picture is very poor. I neeed to find these relays so I can determine why I do not have 12v batt power and tail...
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2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1G2NW12EX2
Hi, I got a pontiac in my shop thats beating me up. Intermittently stalling at idle like key was shut off with no signs its going to do it and gets worse as it warms up it will stall up 6 times in a 5 minute period but restarts back up. The other odd thing is ...
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1993 Subaru Legacy LS 2.2L seat belt warning light VIN: 4S3BJ633XP
need some help,this subaru has a flashing seat belt warning light at all times.all automatic seat belts work.i jumped both buckle switches and no change.i have no test procedure to go by,alldata mitchell and napafix no help.please help,thanks,kevin
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1994 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Misfire VIN: 1G1YY22P0R
thanks to all who wrote in. i explaned to my so called customer that i felt he was experiencing a misfire problem due to crossfiring within his "new on-line purchase" distributor/cap assy. and not to my surprise i've been waiting for him to get a new one. just...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEK19TOX
I ended up getting a OEM crankshaft sensor,installed it did the relearn and the vehicle starts and runs great. I informed the customer about the endplay of the crankshaft and he doesn't want to do the repairs at this time. It is a second vehicle for him, not h... Trouble codes: 00336.
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1GHK29113E
Well this one is fixed, sorry for the delay. And once again it is the simple things that get you. I installed 8 gm injectors as stated before. I cut the fuel filter open to check for rust and what I found was a strong gasoline smell. Roughly about 75 % of gaso... Trouble codes: P1226, P1229.
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2002 Dodge Caravan SE 2.4L No Cool Intermittent VIN: 1B4GP25B02
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. This is a case of just returning to the basics. As several said..pressures, pressures, pressures. I got coldish air out of it in moderate san diego and just assumed wrongly that it had to be just not turning on the co...
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1998 Ford Contour SE 2.0L exhaust camshaft
You guys were right! It timed up great on the first try. I have never had so much luck with these VCT ford engines. Thanks again!
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2005 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L key VIN: 1FTRF14W85
Thanks to Gerry from New York for solving my problem..He understood what I was trying to accomplish.I didn't make it clear but I wasn't concern with the antitheft.I wanted 2 keys to start the vechicle.By taping original key close to cyl lock and using a wire l...
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2010 Ford Expidition 5.4L PCM, TPS, Steering Angle Sensor VIN: 1FMJU1G52A
Well this one is fixed. Because it is a new vehicle with only 20 miles on it we did replace the wiring harness as most who responded suggested. Items damaged included the PCM, Accel pedal assembly and the ABS module. The reason for the service advanced trac li...
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2002 GMC Sonoma SL 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT19W72
thanks for all your help, i went to the dealer and got all original parts and the misfires went away. thanks again Trouble codes: 300 (random misfire).
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2003 Honda Civic EX 1.7L ac compressor VIN: 1HGEM22973
HELLO TECHS, SORRY,GUYS THE OWNER DID NOT COMEBACK YET.THE MAJORITY SAID TO CHECK THE THERMAL SWITCH.THAT;S THE THING I DID NOT CHECK,THE ENGINE WAS TOO HOT @ 4:30PM WHILE I"M DOING CRANKSENSOR ON KIA I ASKED THEM TO COMEBACK SOME OTHER TIME.THANK YOU ALL
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2005 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A05
thanks alot to every one, yes its a coils as Jeffery said "cuase some crazy symptoms" I make Power balance test while road test using my IDS found some times missing in Cyl # 3 and 8 ( missing in Cyl #6 solve by cleaning injectors) then I replace coiles... Trouble codes: P, 1260 (Emgine immoplized).
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2003 Pontiac Aztek 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G7DA03E43
well, i goofed, the customer had already done the vats relearn on it, i should have known this becuse it wont crank till it is relearned, thats why the security light didnt come on and blink like it was supose to do when it needs a relearn, anyway the reason f...
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1979 Volvo 262 C 2.7L No Start VIN: 1V34RCJ832
first of all thank you for all the help. finally it gone for good. the bracket that mount the module was corroded . so the module had no frame ground. clean the bracket and tight module to it, start right up, thank you guy
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