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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L module VIN: WAUML44E44
hi all we have this a8 here came in with an abs light on and red brake light on initial diagostic showed about 5 codes 2 witch were bad abs module internal faults.we install a new one coded the module all codes were gone .drove the car 10 min later light on ag...
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1JC12412
came in idles at 3500 rpm thought Idle speed control was bad replaced it put your finger in the hole for the air at in the throttle body idles at 800 rpm the Idle speed control does not move and there is no voltage to it does it need a computer or reflash than...
2006 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.9L No Brake Pedal VIN: 2G1WC58136
Thanks for looking, got this Impala from another tech whom did not perform his duty. inherited vehicle with no brake pedal. upon redoing his prior inspection found brake fluid contaminated not sure what anyways started with full fluid exchange, flush completel...
2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L Engine VIN: 1B4HS28N41
We switched over the intake, oil pan from original engine, vehicle started & ran went to put in gear it quit and would not restart. It does crank but no power from fuel pump relay to module. Also no buss light is lit on the dash. Any suggestions or help would ...
2004 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1D4GP24R35
A used engine was installed at another shop in this van and drove fine for 2 weeks. It stalled on the customer and restarted and drove to my shop. I tried to pull it in and it was not starting. The scanner revealed various codes for ckp,cmp,tps, etc. I checked...
2004 Honda Element LX 2.4L Differential ? VIN: 5J6YH17644
Hey there, Wondering if anyone has a bright idea on this one! Customer buys used car, drives for about 1000 miles then decides to come in to have us check it over and mount 4 new tires. We drive it in, put it up check it over, mount 4 new tires, give him back ...
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L evaporator VIN: KM8SB82B31
have an 2001 Santa fe I have never done, or seen a evaporator removed from one of these suvs. Wondering if anyone has done one, and could please help me out on r&r. Can not find any removal guides in all data, mitchell, and from dealer site. Time only gives a ...
2000 Mazda MPV LX 2.5L Safety VIN: JM3LW28G5Y
hello once again i need your help on this MPV,the problem is i cant figure out why no gear shift position is showing on the instrument cluster when changing gear to any position,the transmission is working good in any gear position..another shop diagnosed the ...
1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTD8IH3W
Anybody know where I can get a lower price on a air pump ck valve / diverter valve? The local dealer wants 320. I'm willing to take a shot on a China part if avail on some internet site. The car has other problems so I don't want to put to much into this ... Trouble codes: P0411
1998 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Cam Cover VIN: YV1LW5641W
This volvo came in leaking oil from the head gasket, i was able to see the gasket was pushed out by the oil drain galley. We replaced head gasket and "oil catch pcv breather box" and and cleaned out the passages behind the box . Now my problem is that there is...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Acura TL 3.2L reverse VIN: 19UUA56681
Thank you everyone who replied to my post,twenty shared their time to my plea for help on this TL.Few of you ask me if I used honda fluid,yes I did ATF-Z1 I use on all Honda and Acura products.after waiting for more than a week for the customer to call me,I fi...
2006 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Aux A/C VIN: 1GYEK63N16
thanks to all who replied. i called some auto parts stores as per carter from new mexico's advise, and found one that sold 3/8 and 1/2 inch compression fittings especially designed for high pressure aluminum lines. they worked perfect and the vehicle went down...
1997 Chevrolet Express 2500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCFG29M8V
i fixed this van a couple of weeks ago but didnt post it until i could confirm from the customer it was actually fixed. the customer just got back to me yesterday (friday sept 3rd) and said was still running great. some of you suggested that the connectors for...
2001 Chevrolet Venture LS 3.4L Starting VIN: 1GNDX03E41
Did not have any codes for security and no security lite on dash. The problem was the key. Had new key made and it started no problem. The key is coded.
1995 Chrysler Sebring LXi 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 4C3AU52N95
some idiot had installed a new crank sensor in the bell housing and had the air gap set incorrectly. The sticky paper on the end of the sensor was still on, I set the air gap and all is well. Thanks for everyones help.
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Runs rich VIN: 1FTEF14Y5J
Finally this one is gone. It had several layers of problems, the last one causing the low, rough idle was a faulty Idle Air Control solenoid. Replaced the IAC and it runs great. Thanks to all who took the time to reply!
1990 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX15N6L
Thank for all the replies! The solenoid pack in the transmission was shorted. I replaced the solenoid pack and the truck runs GREAT!
2003 Ford Windstar 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA53453
Thanks to everyone who took time out of there busy lives to help. It ended up being bad ignition coils from advance auto, (Borg Warner units), That were frying out the coil driver in the PCM. We replaced both coil and PCM with dealer units and all is well. Ano... Trouble codes: P0352.
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FAP71W26X
to all: after much testing found injectors shutting off causing the engine stop. when car was running tapping on the pcm would cause the engine to quit. replaced pcm & reprogram so far so good.
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Radio VIN: SALNY22265
Thanks for the help guys. I was missing the ignition voltage to the radio. Customer wired a FM modulator for an ipod adaptor into the ignition voltage for the radio and unknowingly didn't hook the radio side back up. I was unaware that this radio could be tu...
2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Fuse 53 VIN: WDBRF52H66
Well it's gone finally. It turn out to have two problems. One the ecu was fried justed like it smelt.Two the throttle body was bad. I tryed unpluging the throttle body in the begining but the fuse still blew when i tryed to crank it. I unplugged the ecm's c...
2004 Nissan Titan LE 5.6L engine VIN: 2GGG3HJKJH
replaced valve seals,did valve job.and replaced pvc valves and hoses.seemed to work,not smoking now.
1999 Oldsmobile Aurora 4.0L Steering VIN: 1G3GR62C3X
I did replace the rack and repaired the vehicle. I guess the electric valve was bad inside the rack. Thanks to all who helped. Sorry for getting back I have been laid up with my back for the last 3 weeks. Thanks again to all. God Bless Chuck's Automtive
2000 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L Speedometer VIN: 1GHDT13W5Y
We did miss something silly. For whatever reason, this system has 3 speed sensors on the transfer case which use the same connector. @ of them are on the rear driveshaft output, and are almost next to each other. Once I could look up a diagram, we just matc...
2002 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1G2NW52E62
well this ones fixed. the problem was a plugged cat. I should have known better than to help figure out a car from across the shop. I drove the car once and new right away that the cat was clogged. the whole time i was helping i was reading the scanner and he ...
2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L transmission VIN: YS3EB49EX3
Thank you to every one who responded. This transmission does have internal damage. My customer is struggling with the decision to replace it vs. scrapping the entire car. There is no transmission shop in my area that will attempt the repair and the only sati...
1985 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2L Alignment VIN: JT3FJ60G0F
Ward from Saskathewan hit it on the head. There are kits available from Specialty Products just for caster/camber. Out of nine replies a majority gave this same answer. We bought a kit for one side of the vehicle for $75 from one of our tire wholesalers and...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSP29M11
Replaced the large cooling fan and motor was non functional .. but the a/c clutch and the fans still wouldnt run , switched the fan a/c relay with a good one and wella every thing is fine .! they seem to be a bigger problem .. the relay for the fan and ...
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