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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L Shifting VIN: WAUAC48H55
I need your help with this TCM issue, we found small coolant leak on TCM connector, we clean it. clear all fault and drove the car for few miles, car was stalling while driving, engine crank but no start after few minute wait time car will re start ? the Audi ...
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Power Steering VIN: WBAGC8315M
Attn. BMW techs!! I have a friend of mines 91 BMW 750il that has a power steering fluid leak. The leak is from a sealed rubber hydraulic line (not bulk or weatherhead hose) behind a plastic sheild in the LF wheel well, but I cant tell if it feeds the hydraulic...
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2003 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD54Y63
Ok please help before all my hair is gone. This car came in with a transmission code and wouldnot clear emissions. we found it to be a bad seal in the trans so we pulled it rebuilt it and sent the customer on there way. They came back the next day with the cur... Trouble codes: P0446 (Evap emissions vent control circuit), P446
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2007 Chevrolet Malibu LS 2.2L electric steering VIN: 1G1ZS58F57
This car lot Malibu has a delay when cranked before the electric steering starts to work. Usually takes 10 to 15 seconds before it will respond, after that it works normal until it sits at least an hour. While driving it works normal except for an power steeri...
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1993 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0L fail visual inspect VIN: 1FTCR14U0P
i test a vehicle for emission. label on vehicle states one catalytic converter. my emission book states"type, twc+dual brick; number of catalytic converters 1". the vehicle has 2 cats. 1 non original. 1 aftermarket was install with orginal. i fail the vechicle...
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L 4WD/Power windows VIN: 1FTDF18W4V
When putting vehicle into 4WD the 4WD light will sometimes go on and off intermittently. When this happens the power windows will not go up or down until the 4WD light comes back on, then the power windows operate normal until the 4WD light goes out again. I c...
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L FRONT End VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
This ford ranger has a hum in the front that at first sounded like a bad wheel bearing, although i can get it to vary by moving the steering wheel back and forth. I changed the left front wheel bearing with no change. The strange part is it goes away when in 4...
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2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FMYU70E5Y
Cust replaced engine from junkyard, fuel trims will go crazy , ltft b1 will go -25 ltft b2 will go +25, stft b1 -23 stft b2 42.9, o2 sensors will go o2 b1s1 .91 o2 b1s2 .01 o2 b2s1 .0 o2 b2s2.94 will get codes p1127,p1131,p1132 and p1151 and misfire codes for...
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2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNS24292
hello everyone when i start this van it idles up high rpm and then slowes down to normal. not sure if this is normal.replaced iac sol. did,ent change. has no codes.thanks for any help
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2003 Honda Civic Hybrid 1.3L cvt auto trans. VIN: JHMES96643
O Kay, ladies and gents. This unit does not move at all. No forward, no reverse, NO NOISES, no grinding, slipping, juddering, nothing. It runs fine, starts up every time no problem. Just doesn't move at all. I've ran through the trouble shooting tree over and ...
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2009 Other European ForTwo 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31X99
This one was in a minor accident. The shop working on this removed the engine and reinstalled it while working on the car. They said it was running fine before. It cranks over and has a cam a crank pulse but no coil output from the ECM. I tried a spare ECM si...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L A/C Compessor VIN: YS3DF55N71
Thank you ahead of time. This is my car. The a/c compessor pully/clutch is shot(bearing). Is there a way to bypass it. And if so what is routing and belt size. Thank you,robert ps : you can reach me at [...]
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L Glow Plug VIN: 1GCHK23132
Used "David from Wisconsin"'s idea, not only did I remove the broken ones but replaced all of them and the bus strips. And sent it away, I'm work mostly on Euro cars. The truck belong to a friend of the boss who was trying to help him out. Thanx all.
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1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L0W
well never fixed it.Thought it was good after 50 miles ran good then right back to misfiring. Think either another injector(unlikely ) or hiden harness or pcm problem. Just too random to determine. Thing is have another customer coming in with same complaint n... Trouble codes: P0307.
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L 1-2,2-3 shift VIN: 1FTNW21S7Y
Sorry for taking so long to respond. I have been in the hospital with a blood clot in one lung.Found a broken wire in the harness just before the speed sensor in the rear end that was losing contact intermittently. Thanks for all the replies.It put me in the r...
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2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L overdrive VIN: 1FDXF46P34
well I learned that you can't fix something thats not broken. driver claimed he could not feel torque converter lock up. the first problem was the vetronics scanner that showed a -40f value for the mat sensor. installed a different scanner and that sensor did ...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L temp blend door mtr VIN: 1FMZU73E25
thanks to all that replied. All 3 were correct, you do not have to remove instrument panel,just center console , radio bezel and D/S lower dash panel, a little patience and approx 1.5 hrs. Once again thank you
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2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FAFP71W75
This turned out to be a blown fuse.It was located in the CJB under the dash #24. I missed the Text about that fuse, when I was looking at the owners manual on fuse locations. Thanks for all the quick responses. this site is truly amazing.
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2003 GMC C4500 Topkick C4C042 6.6L Fuel system
Thanks to all that replied and sorry for the delayed fix post. Pulled all 8 injectors and found the nozzles covered in gunk and a few of the inlets completely clogged with rust. Got it all back together and runs great, no more fuel in the oil.
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1999 Honda Civic EX 1.6L Stall VIN: 2HGEJ6688X
Hi folks; The customer has had the car a week and says it works fine.I'm fairly sure the only thing that made a difference was me screwing in the base idle screw, cracking the throttle enough to compensate for something-[old age/wear/?].After reading the respo...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Fuel Line connectors
I want to sincerely thank all those who offered help. Unfortunately we have not been able to disconnect the fuel lines thus far. I think we will have to go with Mathew's advice to cut the lines and fix new connectors. I will keep you all updated. Thanks once a...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Lighting VIN: KUDUP13125
Yes it was the DRL!! Alldata's wiring diagram is better than Mitchell's but both are suspect and seem to be inaccurate. Neither seems to show the DRL and its relation to the running lights. Oh well, problem solved:) Thanks to all!!
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2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L intake manifold VIN: JM1BK14324
well it seemed that people are torn on what my actual problem wwas. but i believe that its internal to the intake manifold. i havent replaced it yet buy when i can get my hands on a decently priced used one i will thanks iatn
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2007 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L slaze cyl VIN: 1G8AZ55F57
We left the bleeder slightly open overnight,put it together the next morning and has been fine since
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifting VIN: 3VWCD21Y23
The customer decided to go to the dealer to have the transmission rebuilt. Thanks to all that replied ! David
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