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1999 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUDA24B4X
this vehicle runs good most of the time bu intermittently it will misfire very severly. I have duplicated problem after driving and coasting for a bit the it will misfire but as soon as rpm go up misfire cleares up and engine will run fine this does not happen... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0306
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA93484
we had a 2004 bmw x3 3.0L come in with mil light on. it read multiple misfires and a p171 and p174. the boot to the throttle body was weak and had a small hole in it. we hooked the verus up and i had 3 misfires. it was time to change the plugs, so we changed t... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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1982 Cadillac Eldorado 4.1L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G6AL5788C
This cadillac was towed in running very rough. We found one of the two injectors in the throttle body has no fuel coming out. We put a noid light on the connector and had no pulse. Next we checked for power to the injector, it has system voltage about 12.5 vol...
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2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L Stall VIN: 1G1YY34U95
Thanks in advance for all the help. We replaced the automatic trans with a oem gm trans. After the install we realized the battery was dead. We charged the battery and test drove. The trans sifts great, but we have to ease into the throttle to get it drive. If...
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2000 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No Start
I got this thing in, lack of power, stalls. Pulled the fuel tank and was full of water, replaced pump and cleaned the tank. Drove vehicle, ran great, until I parked it and tried to restart. No start, no spark. Replaced crank sensor, it had swollen to the point...
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1997 Ferrari F355 Spider 3.5L A/C Service Ports VIN: ZFFXR48A4V
I have this beauty in the shop that is not cooling very well. Need to find location of a/c service ports. If anybody can help I would sure appreciated.
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1978 Ford F-150 5.8L Engine VIN: F15HNCG704
I need help to identify the motor thats in this. The vin 2nd letter is H and thats suppose to be a 351 winsor,but I have the block and its a 4"bore,and D7TE-A-2-B stamped in the block,tstat is in block,and this looks like a big block,400.The heads have a off s...
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1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L brake lines VIN: 1FTRE1425W
This van is from the rust belt. All the brake lines are corroded and 2 are leaking. Customer wants them all replaced. Just want a heads up from you guys that see this every day on the best way to replace. Do we have to fabricate or is there a source other than...
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2000 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on, High Idle VIN: 1FCMU69K6Y
Hello fellow techs, thanks in adance for any help you can give me on this one! I have a postal service truck here that keeps setting a p1506 (idle over speed limit), along with a intermittent high idle. When the vehicle is initially started it does not come do... Trouble codes: P1506
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L air conditioning VIN: 1FTSS34S15
This is a wheelchair ramp van that has an aftermarket conversion for it to have rear air conditioning. This uses the same compressor that was factory. The problem is poor cooling. this van opens the doors and lets out its air often, so We have to have an extre...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L vacuum VIN: JHMCD565XR
Car suddenly died and won't re-start. checked fuel pressure regulator and fuel delivery to rail. has good fuel pressure and fuel to rail. checked spark. has good spark on all cylinders. did compression test. good at 120 psi on all cylinders. checked timing. ti...
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1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 3.0L Brake booster VIN: KMHCF24T2S
This one is more of a request for a source, We have been trying to find a stinking brake booster for this car, and if I find one it is only for the 4cyl. oh yeah and that's one from Korea!Does anybody know where I can find a booster for this seemingly "disposa...
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1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FT6851W
put cat on for rattle noise,now this code is reoccouring Trouble codes: 89 (description unavalible)
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTW12442
I have two questions for Land Rover guys. my code is a p1884 and alldata has no description or of course flow chart. also how do you set up the security in the new computer it was stalling when hot before now it starts and shuts right down. thank you in advanc... Trouble codes: P1884 (Manufacturers specfic)
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2001 Subaru Forester 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1F1SF63561
The repair history belongs to the different repair dealrs. Diagnostic; attached test equipments found vaccume leak from the intake manifold after getting operating temprature, r&r intake gasket,ck timing belt and replaced H20 pump, thermoste since i am already...
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2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Timing belt VIN: 5TBRT3414P
followed alldata install procedure says align crank mark on belt then lh cam mark with belt mark then rh cam after doing this the cam to head marks are 1/2 inch advanced. should i follow the engine marks or the belt marks??? gates belt
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L A/C compressor VIN: JTDKB20U45
I have no compressor operation and codes P1476 compressor load system malfunction. The pinpoint tests lead up to compressor replacement. It may be siezed...but how do you tell? There is no way to try and turn it that I can see. There are 3 orange wires going t...
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2004 Buick Regal LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB52K94
did reprogramming procedure again. We have been driving the car for over two months, approximately 50 test drives, it has started and run with no warning lights everytime.
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L ABS, hydraulic braking VIN: 1GCHK29U24
Thanks to all that tried to help on this one. Unfourtunately we got slammed with work in the field and I was forced to put the truck back in service. Thankfully it's pulling a trailer so the pulsation won't be as noticable. Disabling the ABS had no effect so I...
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2007 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 4.0L Start/run VIN: 2A8GM68X57
Well it ended up being a left bank fuel pump. I replaced the TIPM with a same model and year and it worked,but it was not the reason for the no start and run problem . After the car is painted and road worthy I am going to try and have the dealer reflash the T...
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2006 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L Engine VIN: 2B3LA43G86
Customer has not returned for any work to be done. The warranty company will not pay to diagnose or repair the P0660, which was reported to them before I put the engine in, and the customer is not willing to pay for anything either. My boss told her to come ba...
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Rotors VIN: 1FTRF12W06
WE PULLED ALL WHEELS AND CALIPERS. THE REAR PINS AND PISTONS MOVED FREELY AS THEY SHOULD. THE FRONT DUAL PISTON CALIPERS PUSHED IN HARDER THAN THEY SHOULD & THE DUST BOOTS SHOWED EVIDENCE OF CRACKING. THE PINS WEREN'T FREE/WEREN'T STUCK. I THINK THAT 39K OF...
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2007 Ford Mustang 4.0L air bag VIN: 1ZVFT80N07
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED TO MY HELP REQUEST - EVERYONE POINTED OUT THAT THE AIRBAG RESISTANCE SHOULD BE IN THE AREA OF 2 OHMS - WITH THIS INFORMATION, AN OHM METER, & A 2 OHM RESISTOR, IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG TO DETERMINE THE CLOCKSPRING WAS THE PROBLEM - THANKS...
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1992 Geo Tracker 1.6L No Start VIN: 2CNBJ18U4N
Just about all the replies hit the nail on the head. The problem with this GEO was the PCM. After checking all the powers and grounds to the PCM. I decided to take the advice of all the great techs that helped there where a couple that gave some testing proced...
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2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L Reflash VIN: KMHCGY5G8Y
I posted this as an informational piece and judging by the one response, it appears the Snap-On may have the same issue with the pre-2004 Hyundai's. We ended up sending this 2000 Accent back to the dealer. Thanks to all Keith
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2005 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALME11616
Thanks for the replies. The problem was my smoke technique. Replaced the AMM with no result. When i was replacing the manifold back plate ( press reg.) i noticed that the hose that conects the oil separator to the drain pipe was broken. When i pulled ... Trouble codes: P2A00, P2A03.
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2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Suspension VIN: 5LMFUZ8R94
It's finally fixed. This one needed a new pump. After more testing, I found that the front air bag solenoids were not being commanded open when the compressor was running, so I condemned the module. After replacing it, I discovered that our EASE reprogram equi...
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1975 Nissan 280Z 2.8L Mechanical VIN: HLS30-2156
Whew! done! wow! Thanks to all of you that offered up tips and instructions, figuring out those timing marks was a little fun as most of you pointed out. I used a new timing chain and tensioners and used mark 1 which was for factory or new. A worn chain woul...
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2005 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L check engine light VIN: 1N4AL11D85
It did not make sense that the crank sensor did not fix the problem. I went back and rechecked the diagnosis and came to the same conclusion. The crank sensor had failed. I took out the new crank sensor and sure enough it did not ohm out. Ordered a second...
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1991 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Royale 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 1G3HN54CXM
Thanks for all of the replies...after several days of hair pulling..I think this car is finally fixed...what we did was to replace the timing cover viberation dampner seal for the 3rd time...this time using a Napa seal...we had used 2 GM seals and both had maj...
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L clutch toast VIN: JTEHH20V92
Most of the respondents agreed engine can be left in the vehicle and thats how we approached the job. There is a need for two people at the point you are removing trans- this is because it is necessary to pull transfercase out toward passenger wheel house whil...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA8844L
well after trying everything in the book my nox stayed about the same every time but on the seventh try i retarded the timing by setting my cam a tooth off on the timing belt and it flew through emmisions then put everything back the way its suppose to be. cus...
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