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2003 Audi A6 Quattro Avant 3.0L Misfire VIN: WAUVT64B13
I am turning to all you audi guru's for help. There is an auto that was brought over to me from a different auto shop. The previous problem was that one of the exhaust Camshaft Lob from the passenger side head was lost and one lifters. The mechanics in the oth... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
1967 Chevrolet Nova SS 3.2L master cyl.? VIN: 123L789496
Same message.
1992 Chrysler New Yorker Fifth Avenue 3.8L Leak VIN: 1C3XV66L7N
Hey guys, This is my vehicle and what i am looking for is some information on the injector rail. The fuel rail is leaking, and i called the dealer and they have one in stock. I believe this rail fits other vehicles, not just a 18 yr old car. The parts dept. co...
1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE37H7J
OK I need a EEC IV specialist ,This van idles fast (around 1500 RPM) . When you start it and don't touch the gas it will idle fine (650-750 rpm). If you give it gas the idle stays up, turn it off and start it again and it idles fine until you hit the gas. If y... Trouble codes: 13 (Unable to lower idle)
2006 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L starter VIN: 1FAFP53U86
Car came in with very intermintent grinding when trying to start. Starter was replaced, ring gear filed bacause one area about two inches long showed some wear of about .060 of a inch , maybe 6 to 8 teeth, but din't look too bad to me. Came back days later sam...
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L EGS module VIN: WDB2200632
This is a W220, S280 which was not listed. This car came in with transmission in limb home mode. Customer informed that this happened after the replacement of a flat battery. Short test found no communication with ME-SFI module and EGS control module, Fault c...
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.5L Steering VIN: JF1GG79616
This vehicle has a shutter when turning at low speeds when parking vehicle.we service this vehicle regularly.power steering fluid is not low,fluid has no air bubbles,fluid condition looks good.We service many subarus but have not seen this problem,any ideas wo...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWTE29M2Y
Ran all the test we could , the throttle body and the accerlator pedal do not seem to be able to commumate . use a different throttle body to test ,checked fuses any wiring connecting the pedal and throttle body , Ran the addaption , Still same problem . Any i... Trouble codes: P1639 (Acceleration position sensor implausible signal), P1643

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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L starter,radio VIN: 1G1YY32G5Y
I received 4 replies. One suggested cleaning grounds because these cars are known for ground problems, I cleaned all I could find. No change. Larry gave a good test procedure for the star connectors - "Put a scope on Pin 2 of the DLC (scan tool connector), ins...
2005 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10U65
Thanks guys for the replies. Most of replies suggested I might have a problem with the injectors. One reminded me to make sure the O2 sensors would go to full rich with propane. I had checked the fuel rail for dirt, I had it apart twice. Once to swap injec... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank two).
1997 GMC Jimmy SLS 4.3L fuel pump VIN: 1997GMCJIM
Thanks guys for all the information.We replaced the fuel pump assembly(original)and the fuel filter.(black fuel coming out of it)Checked all the pin terminals for burning.OK. Reassembled and all is good.
1990 Honda Civic LX 1.5L Gears VIN: 1HGED3559L
Well had a Honda tranny guy look at it and at first even he was saying everything look right but then he pulled the gear pack out and came to find the syncro at the top (when its laying bell down) under the main shaft bearing, got damaged and was stuck in a ge...
2005 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGEM22505
Thanks to all that Replied! Ended up being a Second Computer, and another trip to the dealer to flash! Please be Cautious of these Honda Alternators being loose! 2 Weeks and All is well! Have a GREAT day! Fred
2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L shift VIN: 1J4GW48J44
Thanks to all who replied have checked all wiring and found no problem replace ecm with used one with no change sending back to trans shop this week to have them check sol. and valve body that they replaced trans shop wanted ecm replaced before I sent back to ...
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J0Y
Thanks for all the replies. I replace the pre-fuse box in the trunk near the battery. I haven't heard back from customer so I assume is fix. I took some of the advice and check the fuse box in passenger footwell and it check out ok. I then check the rear S... Trouble codes: 130 (Can communication disturbed eletronic selector lever module), 132 (Ecm can comm. Or ect implausible), 134 (Can comm. Disturbed-traction control), 135 (Can comm. Disturbed-engine management), 136 (Can comm. Disturbed-electronic ignition system control module), 1875 (Can comm. With other control units installed in this vehicle is not possible).
2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J7Y
Well, the no start was simply a bad crank position sensor. the communication problem I was having turned out to be a bad Airmatic module. Whenever my SDS would try to read anything in the module, it would lock up, which would cause a lack of communication wit...
1992 Mitsubishi Galant LS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: JA3CR56V2N
Sorry for the delay guys. And yes- replaced the mass air flow sensor and it did a wonderful job. Thanks to everyone that responded.
2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca 3.0L hvac operation VIN: 4S4WX83C86
This car is gone. The HVAC control panel was at fault. I shorted terminal 18 to 19 per subaru test instructions and got it into diag mode with an OP result on left temp display indicating open cicuit in control panel. I had the panel torn down durring diag and...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA29M7Y
He's been driving this for two weeks now. I got it back in earlier this week to check fuel trims and check for codes. Everything looked good. The cracked brake booster hose (the one I couldn't find with smoke that I had to physically look at to see) was the ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System Lean).
2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L after run water pump VIN: WVWSE61J02
thanks for all the help.fully charge battery and test,failed test .replace battery.disconect fan module and pump.still had minor draw,found rear interior light on,turn off switch,still had major draw from pump.replaced module,pump and install coolant temp sens...
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