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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Thermostat VIN: WAUBA24B7X
This car needs a thermostat, my question is, can i replace thermostat without removeing bumper ect and timing belt, i have confirmed that it does need a thermostat. Thank you, roland
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WAULH24B3Y
I've got a oil leak on the left front side of this engine. I thought it was a the left side camshaft seal, so I took the front end all apart again to the timing belt to find the seals are good. There is oil around the left bumper support and all around the oil...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L master cyl VIN: WAUML64B92
Can't remove mc. Hits cowling in front of it before it clears the booster. Master cyl goes waaaay up inside booster. Don't want to remove booster. Any tricks?
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L directionals VIN: TRUWT28N72
directional don't work, but emergency flashers do. Based on other help posts, it looks like the hazard switch is also the flasher. Seems to be a common problem. Question is, can anyone tell me how to get it out without taking half the dash apart? Thanks, ken ...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Brake VIN: WAUMF78K19
Clacking sound from front brake pads on hard back up. I noticed the original pads were glued to the caliper on the finger side. When I installed the new pads I lubricated this surface, and put heavy lube at the edges. It was quite for a few days and its back. ...
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1999 BMW 323is 2.5L cooling VIN: WBABF7339X
Hi all, I have this BMW driving me crazy. The water pump blew apart about 4 weeks ago and took out the fan too. I replaced the pump, fan, clutch and coolant and gave it back. It came back last week with the upper hose broken off the radiator. I reattached th...
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HR54K7Y
One tech at dealer said it was due to weak magnet on cam gear. So I replaced Timing chain set with new magnet, both cam & crank sensors, water pump. Proformed CKP relearn. Test drove and still cuts out and dies while driving. Looses tach function while driving... Trouble codes: P0341 (Cam Position Sensor)
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1998 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Oil Pressure VIN: W06VR52R5W
Customer brought this car to my shop with a seized motor. I purchased a used motor from LKQ with about 45000 miles on it. Installed the motor, Car ran good with no issues until it warmed up after about a 30 minute road test. The oil light came on and the oil p...
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1991 Chevrolet G20 Sportvan 5.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1GAGG35K3M
i have this 91 chev. van that seems to be giving me a little problem. it is a state vehicle with low milage,77,000. co readings are just high enough to fail smog test both at 15mph and 25mph. limits are at 15mph .43 and .56 at 25mph. found o2 sensor bias lean,...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L #6 Cyl VIN: 1GCEK19VOX
Thankyou all for your time... This sounds like it should be simple but its kicking our butt. Cust brought in for noise check eng light and rough run. He just had heads replaced for an "exhaust noise" by someone from craigslist. They replaced head gaskets and m...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L Engine VIN: U92Z312184
Hi guys, I have this Chevy silverado 4x4 with 6.0L came back to our shop. I replaced and repaired both clyinder heads, because one value spring was broken, replaced all springs per customer request. The vehicle run good for about month. The problem now is the ...
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2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNES16S22
hey guys , got this trailblazer with an intermitten " reduced engine power " light on . P1512a min thottle position not learned (otc genisys definition ) condition very intermitten. Occurs around every 100 miles . After cycling ignition or clearing code system... Trouble codes: P512
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L transmission shift VIN: 1G1JC52482
This vehicle blows fuse for ERLS 10 amp intermittently. Can drive for days sometimes weeks and no problems. When fuse blows the transmission does not shift. Checked small pink wire form 10 amp fuse at inside of fuse box to transmission and brake light switch. ...
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2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L radio? VIN: 1G1NE52J33
Customer states on different ocassions, usually on start up, a distinct audible random beeping sound can be heard coming from dash/radio area. It sounds like an electronic beep. The beeps last about 1 to 2 minuntes and are at random,then stop. The customer sta...
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier LS 2.2L battery/alternator VIN: 1G1JC53F43
thanks in advance to all who reply. i have a 03 cavalier 2.2l that isnt charging properly. we replaced the alternator but problem still persists. checked cable from starter to battery: good. checked lead from starter to alt: good. checked ground @ eng block an...
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2GCEC13077
this is a wierd one.came from bodyshop with fuel gauge not reading accurate and wheel bearing noise.went on test drive with service writer,i hooked up scanner to check gauge,speed sensors.while i was entering vehicle data the abs,service traction,suspension li...
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2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4C3AG52H61
Towed vehicle off road. Quit at highway speed. Check transmissoin codes and fluid. Found no fluid pressure and no fluid flow through cooler. Cleared codes and did not return. Suspect oil pump. Looking for information before i remove transmission from vehicle.
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) Limited 3.5L Cooling System VIN: 2C3LKS3G06
Customer came in my shop for an oil change and noticed that there was a coolant leak. We re and re manifold to replace gasket. Car had lots of heat. About 2 weeks later, car came back to shop with no heat. I checked heater core for blockage by pulling off both...
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2001 Dodge Neon 2.0L Brake & ABS light
Hey guys I hope someone has encountered this problem before. I have a 2001 neon with no ABS with the red brake warning light and the ABS light stay on. Since it does not have abs there are no codes. I checked the E-brake switch and the brake fluid level sensor...
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2003 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP243B2
03 grand caravan keeps turning chek engine light.p1494,tested vacum at ldp and was low,smoke test,repaired split hose at throttle body and replaced ldp,retest vacum at ldp over 14in.,smoke test evap system,no leaks found.Well we were very confident this van wa... Trouble codes: P1494 (LDP SWITCH or Mechanical fault)
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2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDWPE84538
This Ncv3 Sprinter is the first of this series we have been presented with having really concentrated in T1n's up to this point. The rig was presented to us from another shop that has thrown their hands in the air---So it up to us to get it working. The compl... Trouble codes: P2978 (EGR Cooler position sensor open circuit), P2051 (Fuel rail pressure sensor max pressue exceeded), P2017 (Fuel rail pressure monitoring too low), P2953 (Intake swirl port actuator open/sensor value too low)
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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMCU22X5S
runs fine stop park shutoff wait a few min. will not restart cranks all day loss of spark fuel pump primes fine check engine lite works no codes changed relays only way to get it to start is to pull neg cable wait 1 min. and starts fine coil pack has 12v going...
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1996 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F7T
Okay Powerstroke techs need some help. I have replaced the cam sensor swapped the idm with a known good part. Checked and have the ground, 5 volts and 12 volts at sensor. Truck will start bucking and die and will usually restart with no porblems and gives the ... Trouble codes: P0344
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1996 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEE11NXT
Vehicle came in with intermitant no start. Found bad hall effect sensor and replaced distributor. veh. runs fine, but set a p0351 after running few minutes. Had been to several other repair shops before was brought to me, I was told fuel pump and ignition modu... Trouble codes: P0351 (No idm signal)
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XOX
Hello fellow techs, I am stumped and would appreciate your assistence. We have here a 99 Ford Ranger 4wd pick up with a 4.0l v6 and automatic transmision. The truck has 192k miles and the second motor 100k miles. After installing a set of new casting cylinder ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U4Y
Hello everyone, I have a taurus that is giving me a hard time. At Idle it will surge from about 650 rpm to 900 rpm and every once and awhile it will stall. It seems to act up more so when the ac compressor is engaged (defrost). I had replace the maf sensor yes...
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2004 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMDU85K34
stall every 5-7 days runs great otherwise no codes no indicators at all all computers no codes -by the time customer drifts to side of road it resart immediatelt no extended crank or hesitation whatsoever, fuel,ignition all patterns look good -had remote start...
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2006 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L driver door lock VIN: 5512165415
hey fella's ok heres the scoop i am thinking about purchasing an 06 ford escape from a buddy of mine at a used car lot. vehicle is in great shape and if i can figure this prob out i can get a great deal lol.. Ok before i got there to see the truck they put 4 n...
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.4L coolant VIN: 1FDXW47RX8
Coolant level gets low. There are no obvious coolant leaks, however, there is some antifreeze stains on the hood above the resevoir. My biggest question, do these have any internal engine problems or EGR cooler issues like the 6.0's? I can pressurize the resev...
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2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L ABS speed sensor VIN: 1GKET16S13
RF wheel speed sensor replaced. Still continues to lose signal off and on during road test. DTC set C0221, C0222. Cleaned ground lug to EBCM and checked connections. Also cleaned mounting surface at sensor to hub. Alldata suggests bad EBCM. Do not want to buy ...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 3.3L engine VIN: KMD4A1D3Y6
Hi all, first off the VIN is incorrect,I'm posting from home and forgot to grab the VIN before I left work, sorry. What I have is a 2006 Sonata, 3.3 liter which has a light knocking noise from the front engine area on cold startup. What I would like an informe...
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2000 Infiniti G20 T 2.0L Battery light VIN: JNKCPLLAXY
Hi guys last time it was in we did a winter inspection which involves testing the charging/starting sytem. Alternator and starter both passed. Battery was at the end of it ropes being 8 yrs old. Replaced battery and did another sytem test everything good. So ...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Door locks VIN: SAJHW1748P
Hi,[...] outthere) I got this l993 Jaguar XJ6 With door locks issues. When I click the key fob to unlock the doors( they all do it with no problems. But if I do it two more times, and try to unlock them, the doors will unlock normally, but after a few secon...
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Accessories VIN: 1GNDT14856
Does anyone out there know how to reset the message on the electronic vehicle information center. It is reading "perform service" just below the tachometer. There are four buttons, c/t - reset - step - menu. The customer thinks it is a check engine light but i...
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1998 Kia Sportage EX 2.0L Misfire VIN: KNDJA7231W
This is a new customer, she has been to 5 mechanics so far trying to chase down a misfire on cold start up and disappears after engine reached normal operating temp. I extracted trouble codes P0300 P0301 P0302 P0303 P0304, test drove it and it seems to run fi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (1 cylinder misfire), P0302 (2 cylinder misfire), P0303 (3 cylinder misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
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2004 Kia Sorento LX 3.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: KND9C73364
This vehicle came to us for a misfire. Misfire was intermittant. At first the truck would misfire under load and at idle, intermittantly. We pulled and replaced the plugs and the misfire went away under load. Intermittant misfire still at idle, but only when h...
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2002 Lexus RX300 3.0L power Steering VIN: JTJHF10U62
Customer came in with a complaint of a loud noise in the steering when turning the steering wheel at slow speeds like trying to park. She claims she only hears it when the car is cold and in cool to cold weather. She claims the sound is like the power steering...
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1978 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L No Start VIN: 8Y89A83312
I have this lincoln in my shop and as long as you leave it inside you can pump the gas peddle twice and it will start. If you put it outside (30-40 deg f outside) you have to pump it about 30 times and it may start. A lot of times I have to use either to start...
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM86SXY
Vehicle runs fine at idle. It runs fine--normal driving. Vehicle stalls and cuts out if you push the gas pedal all the way to floor very quickly between 20 mph and 50 mph. Accelerates fine from a stop and does fine on the highway. If I clear the codes, they do... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Positon Sensor Circuit), P1233 (Loss of Communication with FDPM and PCM)
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L no communication VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
I would like to thank all you fellow tchnicians in advance for your help. I have a 2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L [...] that entered the shop for a failed emissions (Illinois). The vehicle has been to several shops in an attempt to fix but no repairs have been done ... Trouble codes: B1676 (Wiper park sense circuit failure), B1446 (1 injector driver fault), U1041 (u1262-), U1262 (c3303-), C3303 (p0201-), P0201
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBFA66EXN
This car has a rough idle until you put a load on it. Ac on idle gets smoother then put it in gear and its dead smooth. No missfire just rough and shaking. One other thing when you drive it it has gobbs of power but at high rpm the tach quits over 4500 rpm. I ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L code p0410 VIN: WDBHA24G6X
car came in with this code p0410 secondary air. solenoid was stuck. i replaced it and the car came back a week later with same code. seems pretty simple system but need some pointers what am i missing? thanks in advance for any help Trouble codes: P0410
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBRN40J33
pulled codes found po123 cleared codes test drove did not come back. the customer is stating that when you put it gear it stumbles and shakes real bad and dies. i got the car to do this one time. when it does this can put it in park it will stop doing it until... Trouble codes: P0123
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1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L heat VIN: 1MELM55U5T
No heat, is the by pass hose on the water pump a suction or pressure port??? I have no flow throught the heater hoses. I think either I have a air bubble or the water pump is not working. I would like to know the direction of the flow through the heater to the...
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2006 Mercury Milan 2.3L ign. switch VIN: 3MEFM07276
after replacing ignition switch and key lock cylinder, im still unable to remove key. if i unplug ignition switch, then key is able to be removed. if switch is plugged in, i cannot remove key. if anyone knows any shortcuts, please share them.
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4L engine VIN: 4A3AA46G61
vehicle came in with a horrible engine vibration.First thing we noticed, was all the mounts were broken.customer took vehicle to another shop to replace the mounts.Vehicle still vibrates.Actually the engine vibrates at about 2-2500 rpm's.I now have the vehicle...
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2004 Nissan 350Z 3.5L A/c Controls VIN: JN1AZ34E54
Car is like new very low miles. Sometimes and only for a few seconds or a minute or so. The a/c controler lets air blow through the defrost and sometimes hot air out of different vents On it's own. No logical reason at all. Then it goes back to working properl...
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1998 Saturn SC2 1.9L shifting VIN: 1G8ZG1277W
I have this SC2, its my personal car that I just bought a few weeks ago. the problem I am having is difficult shifting after driving for a while. the thing shifts great when I first get in it cold. after 20 minutes of driving or so it becomes very diffucult to...
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2003 Saturn Ion-1 2.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1G8AG52F33
Came in a few days later owner complaned of no start. Started it buy giving it a little gas. Starts and idle will rise and fall like normal, then it will rise to about 1700 RPM. Tried to do a crank cam relearn with Snap-on Modis, but the ECT reading is -18C/0F... Trouble codes: P0509 (IAC fault), P0507 (IAC circuit high)
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2004 Saturn Vue 3.5L transaxle VIN: 5GZCZ63494
Hi guys, I have here a saturn vue awd. when driving at any speed over 20 mph or so, it makes a humming noise very similar to that of a wheel bearing. They have been checked, and are NOT the source of this noise. We have driven it on the lift, and pinpointed t...
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2000 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L oil pump VIN: 4S3BH6863Y
rebuilding this engine, simple question hard to find answer. The oil pump plate which is screwed on to the rear of the pump, should it have a sealer on it before assessmbly. I have done several screw tighten jobs in the past and have always found the red silic...
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2004 Subaru Outback H6 VDC 3.0L Unknown VIN: 4S3BH89674
Vehicle exhibits what feels like a torque converter clutch shudder or a rapid 3/4 hunting shift at steady highway speeds; it is intermittent, but present often enough to be an issue. I also think the torque converter lockup is harsh, but customer hasn't notice...
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2005 Subaru Legacy Limited 2.5L awd ckutch VIN: 4S4BP61C65
this one is a stumper. it seems as soon as i get one figured out another shows up at my door. here is a short history of this vehicle. originally came in with a binding when turning, we verified the complanit and yes as soon as you started to turn the wheels o...
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1991 Toyota Camry 2.0L transmission VIN: 4T1VV21E1M
I have a 1991 Toyota Camry DX 2.5L V6, A/T that has a "clunking" noise when shifted from park to reverse and reverse to drive. This only happens when the vehicle is warm and not at all when cold. Had the transmission rebuilt but still has the same condition. M...
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2006 Toyota Camry 2.4L Air Conditioning VIN: 4T1BE32K46
*** Do NOT REPLY This car is fixed, This is to add to fixed database*** Symptoms: Customer complained of no A/C. Upon inspection noticed the air conditioning light blinking. Hook gauges and static pressure are equalized at 75 psi. Turn the A/C button off then...
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2009 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L Fuse Links VIN: JTDBL40E99
Please help toyota techs,the battery was jumped backwards and now the fuse bar (clear platic top) has failed but i think more is wrong i tried to bypass the bar by hooking power to stud and still have no power to the efi 1&2 fuses and the etcs fuse was blown.i...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWND23B1Y
A week or so after the car got its timing belt & water pump replaced, the MIL came on. Scanned it today and got the code listed above. The customer had just bought the car and a part of the deal was a discount for the t/belt job. I have turned the MIL of and a... Trouble codes: P0431 (Warmup catalyst efficiancy below threshold bank 2)
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2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0L wiper inop VIN: WVWFV71K47
Dear fellows, I can't figure out ,what's wrong with the wiper system since it runs over LIN-BUS. This 07 GTI 2.0 was brought us from a local body shop. They did fix the front left fender, headlight,new hood,rediator-support... After they've done the work F/L ...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29531
Thank you for your help in advance. This vehicle arrived at the shop with only two codes, P0304 and a P0420. No complaint of overheating, only a "shake" when accelerating, and a flashing check engine light. Found misfire. Found coolant low, asked customer if ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAEV33493
Thank you again everyone who had given suggestions. I did apply pressure to the cooling system, and found moisture in cylinders 4,5,6. There really was no need to try and retorque the cylinder head after that test. We informed the customer of our findings, but...
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1995 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.0L brakes VIN: 1GECK10823
Thank u everyone.. after one response i started looking closer at the abs unit and just for kicks i unplugged the harnesses and the pedal was perfect. i beleive there is a stuck valve with air trapped inside. i put a used one in and bleed it and pedal feels ...
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1997 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.7L Driving problem VIN: 1GNEK13R7V
Thank`s everyone for the info checked the dist an found thak it was cracked an the shaft was moving around. Gave it to cust to take back to other shop for refund. Again thank`s all.
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2003 Chevrolet Blazer LS 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GNDT13X73
WITH ALL OF YOUR HELP I WAS ABLE TO FIX THIS TRUCK, THE FIX WAS A BROKEN WIRE THE WHITE WITH A BLACK ON THE COIL. IT WAS BROKE INSIDE THE CONNECTOR. VISUAL INSPECTION DID NO GOOD. I HAD TO PULL RATHER HARD BECAUSE THE OUTER COATING WAS VERY MUCH IN TACT BUT TH... Trouble codes: P626.
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2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3C4FY58B14
Thanks to all. The exhaust cam was off by one tooth. Belt tension could not be set as instructions said so I replaced it along with the idler and belt. Trouble codes: P, 0132 (02 sen. cleared and did not return).
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2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cool VIN: 3A8FY58B58
So everybody was saying the same thing as we were thinking fans or headgasket. We wired up the fan to run constantly and it still pushed out the water so we are recommending the head gasket, it did overheat after all. Thanks to all who responded.
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2002 Dodge Caravan Sport 3.3L instrument cluster VIN: 2B4GP44352
replaced the inst. cluster and found a short in the harness.
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2006 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1L 3rd gear ratio VIN: 2B3LA73W56
this one is fixed found two problems a broken sprag and a bad TCM replaced both and this fixed my problem.thanks to all for the infomation.
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1998 Ford Explorer Limited 5.0L Check Engine Light VIN: 1FMZU35P7W
FOUND MAIN HARNESS AT REAR OF ENGINE HAD BEEN RUBBING & CHAFED WIRE HARNESS.REPAIRED HARNESS & PROBLEM HAS BEEN ELIMINATED. THANKS FOR ALL THE ASSISTANCE
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L FRONT End VIN: 1FTZR15X3X
THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE THE BEARING IN THE VACUM HUB. IT DID SOUND LIKE A WHEEL BEARING HUM THA'S WHY WE CHANGED IT. BUT AFTER REALIZINE THE NOISE WHEN AWAY WHEN IN 4 WHEEL DRIVE WE LOOKED AT THE HUB AND SURE ENOUGH THE BEARING ON THE END WAS DIRTY AND D...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L cooling system VIN: 1FTSW31P84
Thanks for all the replies. We finally just pulled the heads to see if we could see anything, nothing was obvious the heads has about 3k warp had them pressure checked everything was fine there. so we put it back together and the customer has been driving/tow...
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2006 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L fuel gauge VIN: 1FDXE45S96
Sorry, this one should have been fixed sooner, apparently i just didnt see the fault on the scope, but it must have been there. During further testing, i noticed when graphing the fuel level pid on the scan tool, shortly before the light came on and the gauge ...
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2009 GMC Savana 1500 5.3L airbag diagnostic module VIN: 1GDFG15489
Thanks for help the Van is fixed! I learned that SPS for 08 and up is possible only with pass thrue device (tech 2 or MDI) but not remotly with Tech2. Also module reprogramming did not worked but the replace and program did! Thanks again!
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1986 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: JHMAH5327G
Interesting that I don't have any usefull information to close this post, but my rating would be severely affected if I did not leave any information?? Is it useful to let everyone know thanks for the posts and the tips. I do believe I tried every one at lea...
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1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58S3R
Well we had to go with a reman ECM. No problem, customer didn't want to spend the money but thats nothing new as we all know. I really thought there would be some way to cheat this as I have cheated it the other way to bypass the theft system on a theft equi...
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L leak VIN: 1J4FA59S82
Customer took Jeep and will try find the leak(s) on his own. I did provide him with a TSB re: updated door seals and information from IATN members about possible leaks at the antenna lead & cowl leaks. I will repost if he finds the answer.
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2006 Kia Sedona LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNDMB23386
Thank you very much for the replies... Took the advice of many and flushed the motor with BG engine flush. I changed the oil 2 times after as well. Drove the car for awhile, and eventually the misfire/poor idle condition cleared up! I couldn't believe it. ... Trouble codes: P0018, P0300, P0302, P0304.
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
Hi guys, so the car again just came back again for the previous problem, i will be replacing the air suspension compressor for now and see what happens. I need to close this post for now and probably open one again if i figure out the problem. For now thank...
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2003 Lexus RX300 3.0L Electronic VIN: JTJGF10U13
Replies confirmed that the ATF temp sensor is part of a short harness, part number 82125-06010, that passes through the transmission case and attaches to several solenoids etc. inside the transmission. The wire is serviced through the trans pan. Other than bei...
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1995 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L Throttle Cable VIN: 1N4BU31D2S
Cable assembly on order, quick swap out, non dealer stock item. Need to wait 3 to 5 days for part. Cable under hood was in very good condition considering it is exposed to the road dirt. Don't know why the end in the cab failed, unless it is a stress point. No...
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2009 Other European ForTwo 1.0L No Start VIN: WMEEJ31X99
Thank you all for your suggestions. The immobilizer system disables the starter also, so I knew this was not the problem. It turned out to be a bad ground as suggested. I had a hard time finding it (which is sad since it is such a small engine). There are 2 g...
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2007 Other GM W42 6.0L abs VIN: 5B4KPD2U07
Well as I had pretty much figured I could NOT find a way around having the right tools for the job. I looked everything over and didn't see anything out of the norm. Thanks for your time though!
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Ignition System VIN: WVWCB515XL
Thank You iATN members for your help. I received a number of very helpful responses. The test of checking the center terminal on the hall sensor for spark was the most common test reported and the one test that provided the most simplistic answer. [we did in f...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRP69M23
Thanks to all that took the time to read & respond. Conor & Mikey hit this one. THe Anti-diesel vac valve on the intake was sticking shut blocking air flow & flooding the motor. The other response was a oil pump overpressurizing the lifters & loosing compre...
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