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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Blend Doors VIN: WAUML54D71
Hello, Audi techs i need some help on this one. 2001 Audi A8 came in apart from a local repair shop. A/C blows cold only on center vents. Both vents by th (A) pillar blow warm. It actualy seems the longer the car runs the hotter it blows. I pulled codes 757 an...
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2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L power steering VIN: 1GNFK16Z12
Truck came in with no power steering pressure. Found broken shaft at pump. Thought that would be the only issue. Reman (NAPA) pump installed and now I have pressure coming out from pump to steering gear, gear to cooler, cooler to pump. But still hard to steer....
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start
Customer went shopping came back out and van would not start.i checked for codes and found p0118,p0123,p0509,p1193, p1598. I have no rpm ref.on scan tool. I checked and have no 8volt supply to cam or crank sensor and have no 8 volt supply at pin 44 disconected... Trouble codes: P0118 (p0123-), P0123 (p0509-), P0509 (p1193-), P1193 (p1598-), P1598 (p058 -), P0058
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2003 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.7L Radiator VIN: 1C3EL56R02
Please help me out on this one,what am I missing.Idling,the temperature stays at the 1/2 way mark,but at 35 or 40 MPH the temp goes to the red.The upper hose is hot,the lower hose is luke warm.Touching the back surface of the radiator,the top of the radiator i...
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1998 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L alternator VIN: 3B7KC2269W
received 1998 dodge 2500 diesel from auction. Original complaint was trans not shifting. Inspection found no voltage on power wire for trans solenoids to operate. Refer to electrical diagrams and trans relay is supplied power from + field circuit at alternator...
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2000 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L rear floor,spare well VIN: 1B3ES46C5Y
Hello techs, can anybody tell me where the water coming from on this neon?the rear floor(both side)and the trunk spare well always get flooded when it rain.i tried garden hose but i cannot find a leak.only when it rain(?). Thank you all
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2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTKF08W34
Vehicle came in with check engine light on p0171 and p0174 bank 1 and 2 system lean. Found vacuum leak and replace that vacuum line. After repair i drove vehicle for 15 minutes and then let sit outside running for another 30 minutes, check engine light didnt c... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 system lean), P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
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2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVHT82H75
Help Ford techs - this stang had many bcm issues (delt with) aftermarket programmer removed stock/latest reflash, aftermarket alarm removed ,old lojack removed,smoke tested intake with pcvand vent plugged no leaks detected,replaced fuel filter-some dirt-not pl... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0174
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Bleeding VIN: 1FTJW35H8S
Please Help, changed calipers on f350 06 today, bled the first caliper seemed fine , bled second caliper and began having pedal problems. Pedal goes all the way to floor. Bled again and again, no air, checked caliper, no apparent issues(retraction, excessive t...
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1996 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GKEK18R9T
vehicle came in for intermittant extented crank. tech installed delphi fuel pump, filter, sending unit, regulator, intake. that fixed the extended crank. vehicle came back for fuel smell. tank was leaking. replaced fuel tank. vehicle came back for check engine... Trouble codes: P0171
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1993 Honda Civic EX 1.6L tachometer VIN: 1HGEJ125XP
Tachometer is pegged; when the engine is revved tach moves backward. On the test drive following timing belt replacement our tech observed tach was pegged with KOEO and at idle. When engine is revved tach starts to move backwards. He didn't notice the tach bef...
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1999 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1LNHM81W2X
hi everyone, i need some help with this one, the speedometer is not moving and the miles on the odometer are all lines only, i runed a diagnostic to cluster and found no codes but i was able to read data, after reading alldata, i found the the cluster is resiv...
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2003 Mitsubishi Montero Limited 3.8L No Start VIN: JA4NW51533
This is a customers car who is stranded. So my information is lacking. The timing marks are on. It has no RPM. The Solus reads 0 RPM. But shows crank signal. Has fuel pressure 70 but deadheaded only. It ran fine the night before, he parked it and presto no sta...
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2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT 3.0L Misfire VIN: 4A3AC34G33
Car came in Ck engine light on, misfiring. Ck out found one coil bunrt, replace coil, clean and repair engine ground, trans. bell housing ground, replace new battery( was leaking at posts) and terminals, drove 3 block, coil bunrt again, sgnal to coil normal as...
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2006 Nissan Murano S 3.5L Drive-axles VIN: JN8AZ08W26
Pretty sure I know what is going on here but I wanted to get a couple of opinions. This Murano was towed in for a dead battery. Unfortunatly I did not see the truck drop it off. I replaced the battery and sent her on her way. Next day she comes back with a bin...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L AirBags VIN: 4T1BE32K02
Hello Everyone , Im currently working on this Camry and came upon this problem and seem not find a fix for. I had one code stored in SRS System ( BO131 Open in P/T Squib RH Circuit ) . Replaced Passanger air bag ,and right away another code pops up ( BO135 Sho...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABJ6328R
thanks for all rely i found the problem was brown wire from valve body on trans to comp pin #54 have bad connection repair that wire everything is ok now. thanks again
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L locks and windows VIN: WBADE6323V
Vehicle is fixed.Yes I had codes to fix this maybe wrote my request in haste due to a busy day.the code was dtc1 fuse or terminal for load circuit.Like I said outside of a bmw dealership there is very little diagnostic info for this system.Fuse continued to bl...
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1998 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L hydraulic system VIN: 1G1JC5243W
I have fixed this vehicle. David, Roger and Bill all said the master cylinder was bad, they were right. The back portion of the master wouldnt pump any fluid. When I separated it from the ABS unit I could see a bunch of crap right at the port. I cleaned out th...
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2004 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L Gas smell VIN: 1G1YY22G14
I'm going to close this request after smoke testing and finding a leak at the top of the left tank. I did more research and found that the NHTSA has open an investigation into 2004 Corvette fuel leak complaints and that of 30 complaints, 12 resulted in the fu...
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1999 Chrysler Cirrus LXi 2.5L Expansion Valve VIN: 1C3EJ56H1X
We finally got this one fixed, but not positive where the problem was. We ended up replacing new compressor, drier, expansion valve, and condensor. We flushed the system twice and we were still getting debris from the old compressor going out, so felt it best ...
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1993 Dodge D250 5.9L a/c alt speedo
Everyone was helpful,Crank sensor wire was hurt where it passes thru acc linkage.Wire harness hurt on top of tranny from trans removal.All this may have contributed to the failure of the pcm which fixed it.thank you, thank you,thank you Bill
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Hesitation, Low power /late shif VIN: 1FTPX04504
After 7 weeks of driving us nuts, the problem was repaired by replacing one (1) roller rocker arm on the right side of the engine. The rattle from the bad bearing in the rocker arm was just enough to for the knock sensor on the right bank to retard the timing ...
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2006 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L brakes drag VIN: 1FMEU65E68
This vehicle has not acted up again. So, the customer has left the truck alone. I must assume that the booster sensors were acting up. but, for over a month the brakes are operating as needed. Thank you again for your help, and my appoligies for taking soo...
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2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4A3AC34G21
THANKS BRYAN+LONG FOR YOUR INPUT.IT TURNED OUT TO BE A BAD CONNECTION ON THE BROWN+WHITE WIRE UNDER THE LEFT SIDE OF DASH.THERE IS A BULKHEAD CONNECTOR THAT LOCKS TOGETHER AND IT WASNT LOCKED IN ALL THE WAY. FUNNY THOUGH, THAT NO OTHER SYSTEMS APPEARED TO BE ... Trouble codes: P0441, P0451.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L The Whole Car VIN: 3VWCC21C2Y
THANKS TO ALL THE TECHS THAT TOLD ME TO LOOK AT THE ALT. AGAIN AND I DISCONNECTED THE ALT LEAD FROM THE TOP OF THE BATTERY FUSE BLOCK AND EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT AND THE THE CAR WAS ABLE TO START IN THE MORNING. I REPLACED IT AND CALL THE CUSTOMER THIS MORNING ...
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