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1997 Audi A8 3.7L ABS Module, Hydraulic Brake Control Assembly VIN: WAUAF84DXV
When You Drive The Car, ABS and Brake Lights Come On. If You Cycle The The Lights Reset. Code 00668 Sets In System. (Battery Termial 30 Open or Shorted) Check for TSBs, Checked all Wiring And Fuses. Replace ABS Pump Relay in Hydraulic Brake Control (Termial 30...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABJ8336X
Hi BMW Techs, I have a 323i convertible here that has a p0442 code. I am not finding any leaks in the system. But what is bothering me is that I dont have power to canister shut solenoid that is mounted on the canister in the spare tire well area. I dont ge... Trouble codes: P0442
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1997 Dodge Caravan 3.3L Pop out of gear VIN: 2B4GP25R0V
The next day the Guest called and said the transmission, was poping out of drive and going to neutral and the same in reverse, after cycling a few times the trans working as designed, this happens only when you first start and go. All the electrical connection...
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2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FMPU18L51
hello everyone. i have this ford expedition that has low power on take off, and also it will hesitate and sometimes backfire through the intake. now the basics have been checked fuel pressure is good 34psi running, 42psi when vacuum is removed from regulator, ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31P13
hey guy's I have in my shop a 2003 6.0 ford diesel that misses terrible and will not start when warm. With the intake pipe off I can shoot carb cleaner and w-d40 into the intake and it stops missing. The high pressure oil is fine to injectors. I can not find a...
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2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L AC and Heating VIN: WF0NXXWPDN
Front demister not working.It blows air on face , Leg, Face & Leg. Will not blow air on front windscreen(demister).Aircon/Heater is going fine. It has manual Aircon control.I have checked working of 3 Flaps 1) Face 2) Leg 3)heater core Please help. Thank you
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1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L radio VIN: 1HGCG1651W
I need to get the code for the radio in this 98 Honda Accord, it is locked out, removed the radio, but it's not on the radio apparently, if anybody can tell me how to retrieve the code, I would greatly appreciate it, Thank you, Brian.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 5.7L Accessories VIN: 1J4HR58255
Attn Chrysler/Jeep techs. I have a 2005 Grand Cherokee Limited, the CAN B bus is down, there is no communication on B bus, all modules function , but the car acts weird , headlights flash, radio cuts out, a/c cuts out. What I am would like to know if any one k...
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2005 Kia Optima LX 2.7L No Start VIN: KNAGD128X5
OK, this is how it goes, customer states has unique problem with starting and transmissionů when she gets gas cannot start car unless she puts in neutral and pumps the accelerator. Also when on freeway the car starts to shudder and down shifts. OK...OK... I ... Trouble codes: P0715
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2002 Nissan Sentra XE 1.8L oil VIN: 3N1CB51D22
Hi, guys.I need some help for this one. The car came last week with driveability problems: no power, hesitation, MIL on with codes P0335(crank sensor), P0031 and P0057(O2 sensors)).Found catalytic converter was destroyed (replaced with aftermarket one), not mu...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on, multiple codes VIN: YV1LS61J8Y
No prior history with this vehicle. Towed to me with blown headgasket, battery dead. No prior knowledge of hwo this vehicle ran BEFORE I got my hands on it. Replaced head gasket and related components. Started engine and immediately had a quick idle surge. Eng... Trouble codes: P1603 (Erratic idle stalling), P0135 (O2 heater), P1620 (P1671- CMP actuator performance), P1671 (CMP actuator performance), P1113 (Ambient air temp), P1610
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2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.7L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
after multiple tests and retests, I came out to be restricted exhaust on that bank only which included the EGR and the majority of the cylinders that actively misfired more than they should. Waiting now to see if customer wants to spend the money. Thanks to al... Trouble codes: P0404, P0300 (Random misfire), P0101 (Mass airflow).
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L engine VIN: 1GNET16S73
I ended up shipping this one to the dealer. 16 replies as most of you said I did end up doing a wet and dry compression test. Compression was 25psi dry add 40PSI wet. Thinking maybe the cylinder was washed dry from fuel washing and possible lack of spark in th...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L Engine VIN: 1GCHK23246
Ok, I want to thank everyone who responded. It was alot of help. Turns out, when friend #2 was helping friend #1 set the cylinder head gaskets on, they had to lift the head, then reset it. Now, when I do that, the head comes all the way back out, and I ma...
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2005 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Charging VIN: 1C3EL46J85
I got lots of tips on this one. Some suggested the alternator may be the cause. Some suggested the PCM. I also had a tip that the light switch could cause this as well. Mohammad from Illinois suggested I check the battery terminals for a good connection. The b...
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1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1B3EJ46X3V
Thanks to all three of you who reply, especially Mathew from Illinois who tell me to check voltage to MAP Sensor, and that lead me to diffrent dirrection. I found that the engine was running with only 7-12 inches of vacuum. It does not skip when it is running,... Trouble codes: 1297 (Map sensor. Repaced sensor no change).
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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F9T
This one is heading to the bone yard. The consensus was things we had already done, disconnecting sensors, and so on. We estimated a new FICM and ECM and coding and VC sets and blew Him out of the water. At least we are getting paid for what we did. Thanks for...
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Flexplate VIN: FMFU16515L
Thanks, Duane, Kent, Jim, and stuart for your input here. Don't recommend pulling spark plugs unless replacing or needing to do compression check-PAIN! found no smoking gun, valve timing good, no binding engine. we're calling this one fixed with replacement st...
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1996 GMC K3500 Sierra SLE 7.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1GDKC34J1T
The owner didn't want to spend the money right now so he's just going to watch his mileage and fill up all the time. Bad for me because I won't know what fixes it. Most all of you were on track and it would've been nice to fix it. He may still do it just not n...
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2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNHM81W64
Thanks for the help on this one. 3 good replies but none were the fix. Turned out to be the ac relay being "lazy" as I call it. A new relay fixed it, go figure. Thanks again and sorry for taking so long to reply. Tom
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1996 Mazda Millenia 2.5L No Start VIN: JM1TA2211T
thanks to everybody who responded. a new distributor fixed it. IATN rocks
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling fan VIN: WDBJF65J71
Hi Group, Mercedes 01 E320 is not fix, Thank you for all responds specially Steve from Florida for very accurate information on this system, since I had no trouble code for coolant temp sensor I replaced madule SAM N10/1 with used good one, same problem, I ...
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2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Service light VIN: WDDHF8HB9A
Thanks for all of the responses. Found out that the Modis also has the service reset, but the manual reset through the steering wheel also works.
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1994 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: JT2AE09B3R
Well after replacing the O2 and fixing the exhaust lk he decided to try it again. I did do some timing adjustments but he didn't want to spend to much money. Here in Idaho if you spend 250 to try and fix and it still fails then you can get a 1 year waiver. So ...
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2007 Toyota Camry CE 2.4L Tpms Ecu VIN: 4T1BE46K27
Thanks guys for all the great responses. I learned that our scan tool display of all the tire positions was inacurate...and that the I'D's are not assigned to a perticular tire. However, the cust has not returned for us to complete testing and replace one or ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L windows, door locks VIN: 3VW9Q1KC3Y
Thanks for all of the responses, checked for any broken wires in drivers door jam and found nothing. Replaced drivers window module as suggested and everything is fine.
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L lights VIN: 9BWPG61J31
Thanks for all the replies. Client took vehicle same day it came in and will bring back later. The info that the majority of you guys posted about the drivers door latch switch sounds like it is probably the culprit. Since i dont have a definite time when vehi...
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