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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Hesitation VIN: WAUHP84A0P
Hey there! We have a 93 S4 here that acts odd cold. When first started and driven from a cold soak, if you put the hammer down, it has excessive turbo lag, car basically will not accelerate for about 3-4 seconds, then it goes real fast! Only does that for abou...
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D0X
Car pings under slight load. Checked injector spray patterns, ok, fuel pressure ok, maf readings seam normal, checked for spark on cylinder 2 ok, swapped plugs, swapped coils, swapped injectors, misfire stays on cylinder 2, compression is good, checked wiring ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Deteted)
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine ignition VIN: WAULD64B92
What is keeping the engine running with the key off? Has anyone had a similar problem with a hint on what fixed it or how to test this? We have no codes that would reflect any problem, no other clues about when this happens. It seems to happen after driving aw...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAHD6320S
this car came in with a backfiring and hesitation. we went ahead to scan where we got code 201. before we replace the o2 sensor we smoke test the intake we did not get any leaks. we installed new spark plugs . fuel filter replace . also fuel pressure test show... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen code)
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Throttle over run VIN: WBAAV33451
I am not sure if this problem is a result of my repair or a preexisting problem. The car came in due to a CEL after the brake pedal went to the floor. The CEL codes were P0102 MAF circuit and P0455 evap major leak. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and found non...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
After replacing head gasket I set cam timing up according to alldata's procedure. engine runs fine but after two short run cycles the check engine light comes on with the code p0014 for the exhaust cam timing. rechecked, timing lines up correct. I have tried a... Trouble codes: P0014
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2004 Cadillac CTS 3.6L all power windows VIN: 1G6DM57764
The driverside window intermittently works. when its does it will operate all windows. switches from the other windows only work to put the window up only after the driver window switch pushes them down. Code u1000 as well as u1016 found loss of communication ...
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1995 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban 7.4L compresser VIN: 1GKGC26N35
ac wont shut off
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1999 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L ck oil light VIN: 1G1NE52M1X
Gentelmen, I have not encountered this light before. At times, seems random, sometimes hot sometimes cold, a light on the cluster will turn on, Check engine oil. There is plenty of oil, it seems quite clean for a car with this many miles. The oil pressure is g...
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2000 Chevrolet Blazer LT 4.3L No power VIN: 1GNDT13W5Y
This vehicle came in with no power, we checked back pressure and found in too high. After replacing the cat the truck ran good but now it's back with no power. At wot the fuel system goes lean [fuel pressure stays at 58 psi at wot] and even running on motor va...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19T41
I had a customer come in and ask me to put on the lock cylinder housing that his buddy at the chevy dealer told him it needed for a B2960 stored in BCM and a P1631 stored in PCM and security light on steady while driving. It did not crank for him one time but ...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No power VIN: 1GCJK39255
I cleared the codes and the thing runs fine till lite comes back on. I checked the fuel rail pressure regulator codes and found the ignition 1 circuit had burnt connection on the bottom of EDU repay in the fuse box. it ran fine for 12 miles and back to the sam... Trouble codes: P0090 (Fuel pressure regulator circuit), P0089 (Fuel pressure regulator performance)
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2005 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L rear suspension VIN: 1GNDV23LX5
This van make a big noise when we hit a bump or a hole in the road. the air suspension is working fine ,the sound is comming from the left rear wheel we try a lot of thing like rear schocks swamp galiper fixed fuel tank more screwed tryed to put more air in th...
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LX 2.7L Compressor VIN: 1C3EL45T73
Hi All. When I bought this Convertible the A/C compressor wasn't working. I charged the system and when I ran the engine, both high and low sides went so high that the pressure valve on the compressor blow off. I figured the compressor was bad so I discharged ...
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2005 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) Limited 3.8L rear wiper VIN: 2C4GP54L05
rear wiper is inop, if the wires are jumped at the motor it will work... control head, bcm , and motor has been replaced still inop
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2000 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L performance VIN: 1B4HS28N6Y
Hello IATN. Customer brought vehicle to use a few weeks ago with new ac parts on it, during the course of his repairs he broke a bolt of in the evaporator and brought it in for us to replace the evaporator core. i removed the dash panel and replaced the evapor...
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1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L brake pedal VIN: 2FMZA5141W
Hello fellow techs, I have a '98 Windstar with a brake pedal fade problem. I have replaced the master cylinder 3 times and the problem still occurs. I have bled the system multiple times, the rear brakes are setup correctly and there are no leaks in the system...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP56U32
This Taurus is beating me up. Returnless fuel system, looks like the fuel pump driver module in the trunk powers the pump on demand. We have replaced the module and fuel pump assy. with new parts. Checked all related wireing. Problem is sometimes the car will ...
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2003 Ford Mustang 3.8L clutch pedal VIN: 1FAFP40413
Vehicle came in with a customer complaint of a vibration in the clutch pedal,clutch pedal would get stiff after vehicle had been driven for awhile and grinds going into 5th. Test drove vehicle noticed a slight vibration in the pedal, clutch pedal resistance se...
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P93
This truck will not start. crank but no start. at times it starts but then it will die. Has an ICP reading of 350psi. disconnected the icp sensor and that did nothing for it. I removed the valve covers to look for oil leaks out of the plugs but everything l... Trouble codes: P2291, P2290, P0404
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTWW33PX4
Is the fan clutch supposed to kick up with the a/c on? I didn't get a sufficient temp drop across the condenser so I began looking into the electronic fan clutch. Identifix says to briefly ground the dark blue wire and see if the fan kicks up. I tried that but...
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2008 Ford Fusion S 2.3L Engine VIN: 3FAHP08Z68
Hello all, This Fusion makes a nasty rattling/scraping noise when running. The customer states that the car was being driven when a bang occured from under the hood. The engine has been noisy ever since. It seemed like it should be obvious that something brok...
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2003 Infiniti FX35 3.5L vents VIN: JNRAS08U83
we have an infiniti fx35 that came in to us low on freon. we filled up the freon and when we check system performance we found that the left side middle vent is about 15 degrees warmer than the other three vents. we checked the air mix door motor and they both...
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2002 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L cruise control VIN: 1GRHT23W57
Customer delivered vehicle with cruise control not working. Cruise power lite does turn on on dash but cruise will not function. Electric throttle vehicle so only has pcm/cruise switch/brake switch/throttle. All control signals are passing test to pcm from con...
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2007 Jeep Compass 2.4L compressor VIN: 1J8FF47W07
This vehicle came in with a noisy alternator. We replaced the alternator and all was quiet make up the invoice call the customer. 1 trip around the block and a new and different noise. This time the ac compressor (clutchless type) has shered its locks. We remo...
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2005 Lexus LS430 4.3L wipers VIN: JTHBN36F55
Hello fellow techs. I have a Lexus that the rain sensing wipers don't operate. When you put the switch in auto, they operate as intermittent wipers. The dealer suggested we try to re-tape the sensor to the window, so we did. That did not help. If anyone has an...
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1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blend door actuator VIN: 1LNCM81W5M
Morning all replaced heater box because of a broken panel/floor door and now blend door actuator keeps banging aginst the cold stop was hoping that it just needs a reset procedure? dont know, does anyone. thanks
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBGA51GXW
I have this gem in my shop with a bad timing chain and archives has little to nothing on this engine. It came in as no start and cranking fast, checked compression and it is low in some cylinders and non existant in others. I pulled right valve cover and the g...
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1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G2HX52L6R
car towed in for no start car died on hwy.coolant full plenium ok. fuel presure good,pressure reg.good, spark good,has injector pulse,it wants to start.acts like plugged exhaust or out of time.removed 02 sensor still no start.unplugged maf still no start. did ...
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2002 Saturn L300 3.0L gear selection VIN: 1G8JW54R22
Good Afternoon, This is a fun one this saturn won't act up long enough to perform any solid diagnostics/pinpoint testing. The vehicle will start and run properly without stalling, however once in awhile the customer can't get the shifter to come out of park. ...
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2008 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2.5L No Start, No Crank VIN: 4S4BP61C38
Towed in, no crank. Jumped starter wiring and cranked normally, did not start. Checked for fuel pump activation, none. Added B+ to fuel pump wiring at rear seat and pump ran, still no start. Key in ignition puts out the security light. KOEO dash speedo and tac... Trouble codes: P1718 (AT Can communication circuit)
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifter VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
This vehicle has a problem that the computer thinks the car is in Drive and it will not start. Both scan tool and dash indicator show the car is in drive no matter what shifter position your in. I first got a code 00293 Multi-function TR switch. I replaced t...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Miss Fires When Alternator Is Hooked Up VIN: 3VWPA81H4X
Hi, need help on tricky car. Car came in as a no start, we found bad coil and recommended major tune up and customer also wanted timing belt replaced. After we replaced the timing belt we started the car with drive belts off and the engine ran fine. We install...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWCC21COY
this beetles windows will both roll down after you remove the key from the ignition and open the drivers door from the inside. they will also roll down when you briefly unlock drivers door with key from the outside without holding key in unlock position for se...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ac clutch
a/c inoperative ... ac clutch shorted out .. but power supply from relay only has a pulse of current every 5 seconds even with the clutch disconnected... have tried replacing the fan a/c relay but only have a spike of current to compressor clutch ??? help
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1989 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8842K
Hello All. I'm in need of help on this one. I have a Check engine light on, as well as poor drivability until warm. I have been told many common problems such as using oem plugs, sensors etc. I need to know how to retrieve codes on this car (and get it to pass...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1JS8815N
I ordered this engine a b230f volvo engine from aa rebuilt inc. It took them 3 months to get the engine to me, this is the beginning of my problems. Since installing the engine i have been unable to get a smooth idle and the engine is pinging, a check with the...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Output Temp VIN: YV1LS5549T
Problem is center outlet temp wont go below 70f when ambient is high (it's been 100+ for a few days). Temp hangs around 80f for a long time, maybe 8-10 minutes and finally gets down to 68-70 on a 13 mile run from the shop to my home. There doesn't seem to be a...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L ABS light on VIN: WAULC68E25
thanks for both replies,both rob,and phillip were correct,it was brake light switch adjustment,I purchased new switch and installed had the same problem,further investigation revealed switch was installed improperly,reset and clear codes test drive many times ...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGF8322V
I DIDN'T THINK THAT I HAD TO CODE THE CONTROL HEAD THAT I GOT FROM THE JUNK YARD AND ONCE I DID EVERYTHING WORKS FINE NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: 5UXFA13545
Well so far so good. It took the customer a while to get back to us but we finally got this one. I had some good suggestions but ultimately it was the IKHA control unit that was at fault. The snowflake button would illuminate when pressed. The pressure...
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2002 Buick Regal GS 3.8L Prndl Indicator, Radio Lights, Heater Control Ligh VIN: 2G4WF55182
thanks for the replies but the customer hasn't come back with the car again yet. i had 2 people suggest the body control module and 1 person suggest the headlight switch. i guess when he comes back it will be trial and error.
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1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer 4.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1GNDT13W1R
Thanks once again to all. Was reminded about how important fuel pressure was and also how it is best to use an ACDELCO pump in these units(I agree!). Double checked fuel pressure and was at 61 PSI running. It was suggested to get more scan data which I should ...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 2.2L oil every where VIN: 1GCCS144XW
Ok well we had conflicting information. Some says theres a pcv valve and says theres not. Well we pulled the intake boot off and there is a metal tube going from the boot into the top of the valve cover. We found a tsb for new valve cover assy to cure the oil ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK24131
After pulling the bad injector, we noticed a small piece of rust on the top of the injector. We pulled the fuel filter & found more rust. Looking in the filler neck, it was full of rust. Suggest to the customer to replace the filler neck & clean tank. He decli...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Radio VIN: 1GNEK13Z24
Thanks to all that replied. Because of the 4th of July holiday and being burried beyond control, I just got the vehicle back in yesterday to finish the repairs. The fix was a used replacement radio. I ordered it from Replacement Radios. I was able to reprogra...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Head Gaskets VIN: 1GCHK23245
Thanks for the replies. Stewart from Texas had the accurate answer I was looking for. It's going back together now along with a new turbocharger. Both head gaskets were leaking coolant externally. The heads didn't need replacing and were prepared as per the GM...
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1994 Chrysler LeBaron Landau 3.0L transaxle VIN: IC3EU4530R
Thanks for the help. I ended up by trying a new EATX relay. Even though the relay seemed to be doing what it was suppose to do, i tried a new one and it took care of it. I double checked the operation of it this morning again before I replaced it and it had po...
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C4FY58B25
Thanks for all the help.. finally fixed it with a New OEM Cam sensor.. when i bolted this one it synced 1.5 degrees.. and it bolted flat to the surface unlike the 2 new Borg Warner sensors... had to learn the hard way.. stay away from Borg Warner parts!!! Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam position sensor circuit intermittent).
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1993 Dodge Shadow 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1B3XP24D2P
Ok it's fixed and this is unusual to me. It has a purge control valve for the evap. sys controlled buy the pcm. What it's a 1993. So I got bit. The valve was stuck open allowing fuel in from the charcoal canisters. Dodge actually had the valve in stock. The fi...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport 3.3L Compressor VIN: 2B4GP44311
Well, a little strange. We had replaced the compressor and watched the high side carefully with scan tool and guages. High side pegged at 500 right away, with fans coming on at about 350. Pressures matched. We pulled drier out and found alot of debris. Un...
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1996 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMDU35P9T
THANK YOU EYERYONE FOR THE RESPONSE'S IATN MEMBERS ARE THE BEST.PULLED THE TIMING COVER AND FOUND THAT THE AREA BEHIND THE WATER PUMP IMPELLER WAS CORRODED AWAY BADLY I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE.UPON FURTHER INSPECTION FOUND 2 PIN SIZE HOLES IN THAT AREA WH...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP44494
AFTER ALL THE TIME I SPENT ON THIS CAR IT TURNS OUT THAT THE EXHAUST VALVE SPRING HAD BROKE, THE DEALER STOCKS THE UPGRADED SPRING AND SEAL THAT COST LESS THAN $20, INSTALLED IT AND SHE PURR'S LIKE A KITTEN!!! THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT ADVISE EVERYONE!!!
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2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31F9E
# 8 injector not correctly seated replaced o rings again and installed sleeve for saftey all runs fine now
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF205X5
Sorry it took so long to close this post. we have a contract with comcast, i was helping a friend out. i just work on german vehicles(thank god) but anyway to make a long story short and grey hair shorter. i noticed that bank 2 was retarding the ignition. afte... Trouble codes: 174 (testing and results).
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L front end VIN: 1FTSE34L56
after my plead for help the one thing that kept coming to mind was the tires. I had past problems when replacing just 2 tires with the same situation and after rotating the tires(to the front) it was fine, so I never looked any further. When I rotated the tire...
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2006 GMC Canyon SL 2.8L Starting VIN: 1GTCS13616
Dear fellow techs. The fix was to replace lock cylider housing which comes with the ignition switch.The key sensor is part of this assemble.After replacing housing I reprogamed keys and all is well.
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8SC73DX2
Well, we repaired the oxygen sensor codes on the Santa Fe. There were connector pull-out issues, and new connectors that were on the shelf at the dealer fixed those codes. Installed an OE Hyundai sensor just to be sure (the carquest sensor was identical and sa... Trouble codes: P0057 (O2 sensor heater circuit low Bank 2 Sensor2).
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2005 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L locks in 4th 0r 5th gear VIN: KNDJD73355
Thanks for all the input, we inspected the transmission and found nothing worn. After thinking about how the trans locked up and we could still move the shifter, we replaced the shifter and the shifter plate. So far the car has not returned.
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1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Starting VIN: SALDV2283R
agian thank you for all the help . i found that the main relay was my problem not the fuel relay thanks
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F5V
We ended up getting a new key for the car and that fixed it and also fixed the keyless entry. Thanks for all the help iatn
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1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L power steering VIN: 1MELM50U9V
the mlp sensor on the trans was back-feeding pwr and causing all kinds of caos inside the car.. Thanks to all who replied, Matt
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L coolant temp sensor VIN: 2MEFM74W3W
this is another example of the quality genysis scanner sending me on a wild goose chase. turns out there was no problem with the ect sensor, the voltages are apparently correct. we pulled the ipc and started checking the circuit board - found 2 resistors tha...
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1998 Nissan Frontier SE 2.4L Electronic VIN: 1N6DD26Y3W
i want to thank everybody that offered help. we went ahead and put speedo cluster in and replaced the clutch and pressure plate and when we removed the clutch we found where the clutch springs had been hitting the flywheel.. again thanks again for all the help
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GX 2.2L OBD II monitors VIN: 1G3NK52F2C
thanks for all the repiles Christopher from Virginia had the 1st correct fix the B1S1 O2 wasn't defective enough to set a DTC but defective enough to pevent the o2 & cat monitors from running. I install a new B1S1 o2 and the monitor ran 1st try and passed!
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2010 Toyota Camry LE 2.5L Compressor VIN: 4T1BF3EK3A
Thanks for all the replies the problem ended up to be the ac condenser it was a incorrect year ac condenser installed the part was for 2009 model which is a different system and it looks similar the only thing that we noticed that the ports are larger for the ...
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Head gasket VIN: WV2EH8708V
Taking the head off with the engine in the car wasn't that bad. My mechanic had the head off in about 4 hours. The valves aren't recessed in the heads so you have to remove the valves for surfacing. But our head was severely warped so they had to straighten th...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1st & reverse VIN: WVWPD63B41
Hi, and thanks for the four replies. After inspecting the transaxle, I went with the advice of Tony, Steve and Floyd. Installed the single plate flywheel conversion, replaced the trans oil with Redline. The car now shifts perfectly. Thanks again! Rob
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L turbo charge system and vent tubing VIN: WVWEK73C06
we could not make any sense of the random codes that were popping. as far as the oil in the charge system we could not find the proper info to fix it. thanks for all the help but this was one of those that just made no sense. customer traded in car. probably a...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Shifting into D VIN: 3VWWJ71K36
First sorry for the late fix but car was at a dealer ,they told me it was under a recall over the phone,then I got a call to say it would be about $2000 to start because I was out by one year.They would start with a mechronics unit. After paying $120 picked u...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Noise VIN: YVISZ58D62
did some repositioning of the steering shaft boot in the car and the noise went away. Had another volvo come in and compared noise under the hood and was equal in both cars. Recommended to customer to replace boot and bearing on shaft, has not fixed yet. But a...
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