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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUCB28D3X
good morning audi techs. i have this a4 4x4 i have never changed a trans on one of this cars. is there somthing i should know about befoure i start this job? alldata states 8 hours is this corect? thank you all for your help.
2003 BMW 525i 2.5L worning light VIN: WBANA53524
i have a bmw 525i and the brake pad wear senser is on. tried reseting it with a auto land several times replaced senser and still on any help is appericated
1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L injector
Engine died while driving.Hot spark,no injector pulse.good fuel pressure.A breathalizer was installed four days earlier.Breathalyzer installer says only disconnects starter.I completly removed breathalyzer and tested wire taps and no wires are cut and no groun...
1995 Ford F-150 XLT 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF15NXS
This truck cut off at 55mph. Were not able to pull any codes. At first we thought it was the ign module when we replaced it it started right up but then cut right back off has not started since. We have replaced 3-ignition module, disturbor,ecm, ignition switc...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAFP3132Y
This quit while driving at highway speed. Was towed in to the owners shop, upholstery/accessory. He has several Focus drivers and builders,so there are plenty of used parts they can try. I stopped by to help check it, when trying to start sounded out of time. ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L loss of power VIN: 1FMZU67E41
The vehicle came in for hesitation in the morning .the intake gasket and ign coil fix that problem ,day after vehicle won't start check it out no fuel , pump & interia sw. NOW every time i'm coming out of a corner on acceleration it loss power . Trouble codes: P0232
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Lost Reverse VIN: 2FMZA51461
This Windstar was towed to the shop by a regular customer, said he started to leave home and it would not move. Customer said it made a noise like a "loose fanbelt" and would not back up. I started it up, and drove it forward across the lot, but it has no sign...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTPX14564
Gentlemen I have my son's F-150 with the 5.4. While changing the spark plugs seven of the eight broke off. Now before we get started we have done these a number of times and we have the porcelain removal kit and the electrode shield removal kit. I have all th...
2007 Honda Civic LX 1.8L engine/trans. mounts VIN: 2HGFG12687
The customer is upset and wants to get rid of this annoying vibration. Do we replace each motor mount (including trans. mounts) until we find the problem? I know the Honda dealer stocks the passenger side motor mount for a good reason, but I don't know if it w...
1987 Jeep Wrangler 4.2L detonation VIN: 2BCCZ81JXH
need a little help on this one. on slight acceleration you can hear the engine detonating ( or pinging as some post called it ) i have checked all the basics the timing is at 9 deg at 1600 rpm as per instructions with vac disconnected ( this has manifold vac t...
1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68S9X
This jeep is turning into a major nightmare so thanks to anyone who can help. This jeep came in for check engine light. Customer had it scanned for b1s1 o2 problem and replaced the sensor himself. Pcm was still tripping the code so we waranteed the sensor for ... Trouble codes: P0132 (Ho2 b1s1 shorted)
1992 Saab 900 S 2.1L cruise control VIN: YS3AK35E0N
This cruise system just will not work. All wiring checks OK, all power and ground checks OK, can make pump and vac valve work, will open the throttle Swapped in another control unit, no help. Any ideas will be gratefully received. Thanks
2004 Saturn Ion Red Line 2.0L ignition VIN: 1G8AY12P74
I was installing a remote start into the car and splice and taping the wires. Everything was good car remote started fine started with the key fine. Then as I was screwing the bcm back into its location under the hvac controls I heard what sounded like 12v wir...
2010 Toyota Camry SE 2.5L Mechanical VIN: 4T1PS3EK9A
This car was bought at an auction with front right damage, customer says, and now the engine makes a loud whining, growling noise. The noise sounds like a power steering whine with no fluid in it but, much louder. I took of all the belts and the noise is comin...
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L lack of power VIN: WVWPD63B72
Hell VW Techs This car came to do the repairs mention in related repairs section,the car did not have any codes for the transmission and the transmission was working OK, but now the transmission is slipping at take off and also has a little shattering, today w...
2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Headlamp VIN: YV1SZ59H74
Hello: this Volvo came in with a lamp failure message in the info screen in the cluster. The HID unit (bulb) on the right side is out, as well as a side-marker bulb. The bulbs are replaceable without removing the lamp unit, but the capsule is full of water dro...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1999 Acura TL 3.2L Intake Valves VIN: 19UUA5643X
Thank you all for your suggestions on this one. The amazing thing is that we had a second Acura do exactly the same thing a few days after this one. Both vehicles were sitting for some years. We tried cleaning the intake valves with WD-40, ATF, and thinner ...
2000 Acura TL 3.2L Lighting VIN: 19UU5660YA
WOW!!! thanks guys ... you guys hit the nail on the head with this one !! the daytime running lamp module was the problem .. but the best part is i was able to fix it never mind replacing it .as everyone said the solder joints on the 6 large contact points ...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L radio
i am pretty sure the amp is at fault but i have decided to update the entire system with an aftermarket kenwood unit. thanks for the help.
2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L engine VIN: 3B7MF33C12
Thanks to all. This leak is at the vacuum pump. The leak is not yet bad enough for the customer to pursue fixing it.
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 4.7L cylinder VIN: 1D7HU16N23
We took the head off the truck and just sent it out for a complete valve job and this remedied the problem.
2001 GMC Savana 1500 5.7L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTFG15R9Y
Thanks all for your valid ideas!! Turned out it was a combination of Leaking lower intake manifold and crappy cap and rotor... Now with new OE cap and rotor hardly notice the van running, except for the rattle cat... were gonna fix that next. Thanks again fo... Trouble codes: P0300 (Acutaully cylinders 7a nd 3 are missing).
2003 GMC Yukon Denali 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1GKEK63U03
Problem was the cat , removed the cat looked in both ends looked good cut the cat case in the middle and the material around the ceramic had failed in between the two pieces of cat material there was some minor melting of the rear piece so it will get 2 new o2... Trouble codes: P0300.
1986 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJAV134GC
Thanks all for your help repaired bad injector ground at rear of engine,reset timing to repair manual specs not under hood sticker set air flow meter and replaced alternator,car runs great lots of power much better on fuel. Thanks again every one.
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L windows,ac,lights,locks,etc VIN: WDB2110701
Thanks all for help,I did find frnt passenger SAM,was left front next to large silver module.Passenger side. (right hand drive car).I made a mistake at the start of testing,the CAN wire i disconnected was not the SAM but the passenger seat module under the car...
2004 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L NATS System VIN: 1N4BA41E24
Thanks Andrew that worked. Anybody working on Nissan's that dosn't have a Consult-II should check out the Launch X-431.
1994 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P6R
Thank you everyone for all your help on this one. Finally figured it out. Update to what was done. first all compression readings were good 130 across the board, firing order was correct(spec), all parts were OEM replacements. Turns out the last knuckle h...
1992 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2SK12E6N
All of the responses that pointed me toward the neutral/safety sw. were tight on the money. When I found the relay, I was able to probe the plug and confirm that the ground from the n/s sw. was absent. I then removed the switch and took it apart, finding very ...
2003 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L body vibration VIN: 4T3ZF19C23
Thanks for all your help,to repair vehicle we replaced rear brake drums,weights were gone off them that took 50% of vibration away,we then replaced front drive axles inner joints had excessive play,thanks again appreciate all your help.
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