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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L cam actuator
Hello all. I also posted this in technical theory in case this was the wrong forum. Just wanted to verify my thoughts. I have a 03 3.0 audi that had come in with a broken cam gear/actuator center bolt resulting in the bank 1 intake cam to stop rotating while t...
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2002 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Output shaft seal VIN: 1GYEK63N02
The output shaft seal is leaking on this truck. Varified rear seal was leaking sold the seal and replaced it. On the return from the test drive its leaking again and I noticed a small amount coming from the front seal as well, I didnt notice any cracks or dama...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 5.3L 4wd service message VIN: 1GNEK13Z94
My customer came in and he had a service 4wd message, I checked online and found alot of people saying the 4wd switches on the dash go bad, or the encoder sensor on the case, or possible blown 4wd fuse. I checked the fuse and its not blown. Have never had this...
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2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L brakes? VIN: 1G2THK22G7
well first of all the brake pedal does a pushback upon apply at times,only will do it once at times any speed and even standing still.after driving some distance the front will start in to a violent shaking at hiway speed mostly.realy bad almost as if the fron...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Transmission Computer Data Lines VIN: 1GCEC19Z76
I have installed an engine and transmission from a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado into an 86 Silverado body. I am using the factory ECM and cluster because they run information via the CLASS 2 DATA LINES. My question is: where is the transmission computer?!? My diag...
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2004 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck SLT 5.9L goveror psi VIN: 3D7MU48C44
HI Everyone. Could use a little help. This truck came in in limp mode 3rd gear only, trans relay off. Has code p0973 overdrive sol. circut low,I believe this is because pwr relay was off. On test drive KOER standing still Des gov psi @act psi are 0 Gear is 1st...
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1988 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: F2A4U6D396
hello i need some help guys i have a 88 f-150 in my stall that has come to me after two other shops have had it they have put both in tank pumps the spliter the frame pump o2 and fuel press reg on it the fuel press is all over the place and it seems to me that...
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2006 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU175X6
We have an 06 expedition that starts up and runs fine cold. After about ten minutes; it shuts off. It will restart and then die about 3 or 4 times. It will not accelerate over 3000 rpm's. When cold i can go down the street with plenty of power. The only way i ... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 lean), 174 (Bank 2 lean), 2198 (O2 sensor biased signal stuck rich bank 2 sensor 1), 2196 (O2 sensor biased signal stuck rick bank 1 sensor1)
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L clutch bearing VIN: 1HGEEG8542
I have this honda that has a bad clutch hub bearing the bearing is noisy otherwise the a/c works fine the bearing is hard to find but we found on at auto zone but its a special order the customer only wants the bearing replaced not the comp or a new clutch ass...
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1994 Honda Accord EX 2.2L no fuel no spark VIN: 1HGCD5659R
i have a 94 accord that will not start it was running ruff when it frist got here but in the middle of looking at it it cut out preformed some test found that the fuel pump was bad replaced fuel pump now there is fuel but now spark cut out we then checked the ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L abs VIN: 4JGAB57E35
need help with this one. Long story but car broke down in front of shop with broken front diff . replace diff with used part and reman axelshaft. abs/ esp/ets lite on after. called identifix do inquire about gear ratios etc and was told it should be 3:70 anoth...
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1997 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT3HP10VXV
Vehicle runs better after o2 & t.p.s replaced but it will be running fine for hours then as you slow down intermittently you feel one stumble & the truck floods out. It takes four to five tries to clear flood & get it restarted then puffs out black smoke then ...
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2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0L Compressor VIN: JTEBT17R23
Thanks to all members in advance for any help you can give me. Friday, 4runner comes in with complant of ac inop after driving some distance. Asked if ac light flashes, reply was no. Took for test drive and light does flash, thought ok piece of cake and replac...
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L 2-3 solenoid circuit B VIN: 1GNEK13T52
First Thank You to all who responded. The fix was the 2-3 solenoid. Used the "Solus" solenoid function test. The 2-3 solenoid did not click. Removed pan to verify voltage at connector. Had voltage. Replaced solenoid it's fixed!!! Thanks again to all who replie...
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2003 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 5.3L 4wd VIN: 1GTEK19T33
Thanks to Brandon from Iowa - The ground leading from the frame under the driver's door was damaged. After repairing the vehicle was fixed.
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2000 Honda Accord SE 2.3L control head VIN: 1HGCG5677Y
Thanks for all the help. Put a new (used) control head in and fixed th problem. Let's hope the used one will last. Thanks again.
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1994 Jaguar XJS 4.0L HVAC blower VIN: SAJNX574XR
From the replies, I followed a strategy of pulling the fuses, and quickly found that the left blower was not operating at all, and the right blower only operated at one speed. I also learned from the replies that the blower motor is a package of motor & other ...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Stall VIN: SALTW12442
THANK YOU ALL FOR HELPING a new new computer fixed my problem Trouble codes: P1884 (Manufacturers specfic).
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2006 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.4L Latch VIN: SALAE254X6
THANK YOU DAVID [...]! Only got one response on this one but it saved my life. Enclosed is the message I received: This is a common failure...its a bit tricky to do the first time but not horible. The cable has broken at the latch motor, you will need to r...
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2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L power steering VIN: JTHGL46F17
I have not fixed this vehicle yet. I havent received alot of information. Thank you to David [...] who has taken his valuable time to email me with suggestions and I think we are on right track. I inadvertantly opened a new tech help on same vehicle so I will ...
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2003 Mazda MPV EX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: JM3LW28JX3
thank you troy, jason, & ravi all of your replies were very helpful. i sent the van to dealer for the tsb update. codes came back after update. we retraced the work we had already done & sure enough troy was correct. it was something we had already done. the l... Trouble codes: P2404, P0446.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L battery VIN: WDBGA32E1S
It turns out that this chassis has issues with wireing harness, I believe I have disconnected all possible components and still have a draw. THese was a lot of info sent to help but problem is still there. I have disconnected the radeo, ignition swith, netr...
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