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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L airbag VIN: WAUED64BX1
Hiya everyone. I'm replacing the signal switch and was wondering how this air bag releases from the steering wheel. Thanks Again.
2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAULT68E52
After replacing the timing belt and water pump. Customer notes that the car is vibrating slightly during idle in drive at the stop light. Check code, no history codes or pending, nothing. All ignition coil and spark plugs are six month old. The vibrating goes ...
2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WAULC68E84
This car was jumped started prior to arriving at our shop - no warning lights were on at that time. We replaced battery and noticed that the traction control warning light had come on as we pulled car out of shop. It scanned with a code 01826 (steering angle s...
2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Final Stage Unit VIN: WDBGA33E3S
I decided to change the Final Stage Unit (Blower Motor Resistor) due to erratic blower motor operation. ALLData said to remove the covers from under hood side and when I did that i realized it pretty much impossible to remove it from there. I then did a online...
2002 BMW 525i 2.5L right rear axle VIN: WBADS33462
Dear BMW firends, this Touring with air supension, leaks somewhere. If car is parked for 4 hours the right side drops noticeable, but also the left rear goes down "slighly". Okay, we have the pump out of the spare tire bracket and valve block unscrewed, all c...
1955 Cadillac DeVille 5.4L Vacuum Booster
When braking somewhat hard the brake pedal becomes hard due to loss of vacuum. The power assist seems fine until a hard stop is needed. The engine runs fine and accelerates good and there in no rough idle or noticeable change in the way the engine run. There i...
1994 Chevrolet C2500 Silverado 5.7L Engine VIN: U922312184
Sorry guys, this just an up date on vehicle I requested help on. I replaced water pump per some help that I received. I released this vehicle last Monday after I road tested it with no problem. The vehicle returned with the same problem this past Saturday. I f...
2002 Chevrolet Express 3500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GDHG31R62
I replaced the heads while doing the work I find the dist gear very thin. Get a new dist complete with cap and rotor. Every thing seemed to go correct. but after I wan done i had a p0300 that had me rethinking every thing I touched. After a new crank sensor an... Trouble codes: P0300
2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6L No Start VIN: KL1TJ62664
Hello me it's me again. Kidding, anyway hello to all and thanks in advance. This weapon was towed in as a no start. So far I have check and found no codes. Data is very poor for how many parameters there are. Must be daewoo electronics. I have spark but no inj...
2000 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L Radiator VIN: 1B7MF3369Y
The Radiators start leaking at the tank - unsure but have been either side . We started with OMC brand and then went to modine type I think . We have continued to check for compression gasses with combustion leak detector - by Lisle. My latest thought was vol...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU75E0Y
have resealed intakes twice, fuel pressure good, have smoke tested engine using the power brake booster hose. Smoke coming out of IAC hose on middle of intake and crankcase ventilation hose on right side valve cover..question: is this normal? what am I missing... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP404X2
Need help from you ford guys out there. We work on allot of fords but i am at a loss with this one and could use another point of view. The complaint/problem is a severe hesitation/cut out at high rpm (3800-4500) under heavy load. It is intermittent and can no...
2003 GMC Savana 2500 4.8L Misfire VIN: 1G2CG2AV1C
good day to you i have a van with a miss on cyl 6 after it idles or runs for a about 15 minuts. the fuel pressure is correct and it never looses spark.performed injector b alance test all droped the same amount installed new #6 injector anyway switched coils p... Trouble codes: P0300
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Heater temp VIN: 1MEFM58U4X
Car arrived with a no heat condition. A/C cycles continuously, even when only heater is on. Found Temp Actuator motor to be faulty- replaced it. I thought that was the end of the problem...but nooooo. reads about 100 in shop & about 75 on the road on a 40 degr...
2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Alternator VIN: WVWWH23B4Y
Last week customer had car towed in. charged battery. voltage check at alternator. replaced alternator. worked good. end of story. NOT... Three days later car is back. Charge light on and "workshop" message on dash. Retested charging system. Replaced alternato...

Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B32
Thank you for everyone's help, unfortunately the car needed other work and customer decided not to invest in his car. I did trace the problem to the n80 change over purge valve, it wasn't closing. I also think that this valve is the best place to hook up th... Trouble codes: P0442 (Small leak), P0455 (Large leak).
1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2G1WL52M9S
Well I could of swore it was a TPS or a trans problem. I feel stupid about this but it was just a plug carbon tracking, new plugs and wires fixed. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 28 (Trans press switch manifold).
1997 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK1973V
Sorry for the long delay in closing, the custumer was out of town and I gave up on it for more pressing vehicles. I would like to thank you all for all your responses. I did do a running compression test as well as a cranking compression test both showed even ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random missfire), P0305 (5 missfire failure record).
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 1B7KF2369X
The Truck is Fixed . Thank You so much for the help and support IATN members , you folks are great help and peace of mind for the unsure what to do next. I was told for sure nothing was wrong with rebuilt ECM by rebuilder. I installed a second Reman ECM from...
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck SLT 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D3HA14J19
thanks again for all the replies...heres what i found. the P0700 code was in fact a trans code,it was for the battery being disconnected,cleared code and no codes came back. i next checked back pressure at cats,no backpressure at all. next was a compression te... Trouble codes: P0335 (crank sensor fault), P0340 (cam sensor fault).
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Dead battery VIN: 1FDWF34P26
I recieved 10 great suggestions. Thanks! Included; the wrong radio installed OEM causing the draw; new/bad battery's causing the draw, instrument cluster drawing current; operator installed accessories (there wern't any unless they are removed prior to turn-in...
2000 Isuzu Rodeo S 3.2L Misfire VIN: 4S2DM58WXY
I had six helps on this. One said check coil for grounding, another to wiggle the harness from left fender to engine for broken wire. Another mentioned there could be a mixup with the short coil#6. Tim explaned the operation of the Ion control unit which also... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple random misfire), P0351 (coil circuit).
1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L mil on intermittently. VIN: SAJHX1040X
This is somewhat tentative as the owner of the car in question was going to FL for the holidays and a little longer and wouldn't be driving the car too many miles before she returned. I drove the car further than I had previously had to to get the ABS light to...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Battery VIN: SAJDA01C71
UPDATE: While doing a current draw test on this vehicle last week, the RADIO was playing, even though there was NO key in the ignition, the radio hadn't been turned on, and while it was playing, the DISPLAY SCREEN was blank, not even showing the time. Figuri...
2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L shift soleniods VIN: JT6HF1OUXY
Hiya everyone, well I replaced both A and B solenoids and a ok, the SL1 solenoid is A and SL2 is B solenoid. Thanks for all the good feed back.
1995 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Warning chime, power windows VIN: 1LNLM82W2S
Recomended by members to check all accessorys for short cross feeding the LCM. No aftermarket accessorys were or had ever been installed. I dis-connected the cigerette lighters, no change. Then recalled the digital factory clock is not working. It is a seperat...
2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4Matic 3.5L Fit & Finish
vehicle that already fitted with the factory reverse should be taken it to the dealer and have them recode it. But I want to know how to recode it without scn coding and no one told me. Thank you for who input.
2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GT 3.0L Balancer VIN: 4A3AE55HX3
I'm not sure why this didn't close a long time ago? I must have done something wrong or there was a glitch. Cutting the belt was the way to go, we gained access and then removed the balancer. Seperated and finished the repair. Thank you to all
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