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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E56
Same as above Trouble codes: P0243
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L engine VIN: WBACG8328T
Everyone that has worked on cars for a few years has run into a car like this so the story starts. A 1996 BMW 318ti comes in with an overheating problem, car has been to two or three shops in the last year for this problem and all that they came up with was t...
1998 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L abs VIN: 1GNDT13W5W
test drive at slow speed 5 to 10 mph the abs motor will run i have heard the motor on slow turns and at withe no brakes apliyed the rf hub &sensor have been replaced the lf sensor has been replaced .the air gap at the rf has come into spec the air gap at lf is...
2004 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L heater fan VIN: 2G1WH52K04
the heater fan speed changes up and down for no reason.it never stops completely.i tried an ign. switch and eliminated the command start to no avail.checked all wiring for hot spots and found none.has no codes.as stated this is not an auto temp. system.anyone ...
1997 Dodge Stratus 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1B3EJ46X9V
Hy guys and girls.Sorry to trouble everyone but I am at a standstill with my sons Stratus.First emissions test results are as follows at asm2525 HC 112-limit is 62,CO 1.07-limit is 0.35,NO ppm 337-limit is 467.Curb idle test results are HC 154-limit is 200,CO ...
1998 Dodge B1500 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2B4HB15X5W
This vehicle is somewhat of a charity job for a single mother with young children. Every few days she says it will buck or even quit, then restart. It runs OK for a few days, then. Once, about two weeks ago, it quit in traffic and wouldn't restart...then was t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl 1 Misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl 5 Misfire), P0300 (Multiple Cylinder Misfire)
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Rear Brakes VIN: 1FTYR15E84
After replacing rear brakes this truck has developed a rear vibration at 50 and 60 miles per hour after driving at these speeds for a min the rear of the truck starts shaking we replaced the drums again thinking they are warped and balanced the rear tires and ...
1992 GMC K1500 Sierra 5.7L Oil pressure VIN: 2GTEK19K3N
Seems like it's always the friends or family with the odd ones. My son bought a rebuilt long block for this truck from a rebuilder that advertised on the net. Good price, no core, no shipping. He got this about a year ago and it sat until recently when he and ...
2001 Honda Civic LX 1.7L 3rd gear VIN: 2HGES16611
no code driveability-fluid is good.car intermittently exhibits a flare both shifting up into 3rd or down into 3rd. also seems to have a delayed engagement when engaging low or reverse when cold.a and b solenoids ohm out good at 15ohms.I've heard that these sol...
1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Stall VIN: 4S3BH63501
jeep runs great when it is in park but when you put it in rev. or drive it will stall at times it will stay running but it idles low and will not go up even with the gas to the floor. no engine light on, i know how bad jeeps are for trans. i just got no idea w...
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Stall VIN: 1J4HS58N75
One for you Mopar guys. Got this '05 Grand Cherokee Laredo with a 4.7. During the first few minutes of warm-up the vehicle will occasionally stall when coming to a stop. Once warm it runs like a champ. It will not stall at every stop when cold. Very intermitte...
1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1161201202
We rebuilt the 617 5-cylinder diesel after a piston broke. We are now installing the timing chain, but can't find any timing marks on the injection timing device (pump gear/vacuum pump). There must be a way to properly align the injection pump; the factory di...

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1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Thank everyone for the prompt replies to our problem. Gregory from Kentucky hit it on the head. The orface tube was the problem. After replacing this tube we recevied DPFE voltage within the expected range.Thanks again for all the help. Trouble codes: 401.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L primary timing chain VIN: 1FTZR15E81
thanks to all who replied. after much studying( of the cam crank jack shaft layout) we used the holding tools on the right and left cams which locked them in place. locked the crank and removed the primary chain ,sprockets and guides.reinstalled with updated ...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L transmission VIN: 1FTNX31Y75
Thank you all for your input. Yes you can pull the garness for the transmission clean out of the vehicle, there is ONE wire you must cut to completely remove the harness - it is right infront of the transfer case on the drivers side. I talked to the customer ...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FTSX21P15
Hey guys,truck is fixed!Thank GOD!We took the hpop out for an inspection and it was coming apart!i actually found where the pieces in the ipr came from.brian from pa nailed it!we flushed oil system changed filter,installed new hpop and ipr valve,and it started...
2006 Ford Five Hundred SE 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP27106
I have been so far unable to repair the car but think we are on the right track ...I did replace the inertia switch with no change but believe I am on the right track thinking possibly fuel pump control module ..based on the fact tha t it would not start one d...
2007 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L spark plugs VIN: JF1SF6359W
Well first thanks to all of you who responded and thanks to the Lisle tool company for that exctractor. Receiving 39 replies makes it difficult to thank any one member, but I know the advice I received helped keep the damage to a minimum. So I entered the Ring...
1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L level sensor VIN: SAJKX624XW
Guys, (gals if any) After a couple of long days, looked into reservoir float operation, and you guys "hit the nail on the frickin head." The 1st expansion tank we put in vehicle was OEM from worldpac (which i have a lot of faith in,) turned out the darn floa...
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L heating VIN: 1J4GL58K62
Thank you all for your quick response. The problem was a plugged heater core. One thing that I also learned, is that even though both heater core hoses were hot, 1 was full of air (NO flow) You would think after 34 yrs in the business that I would have caught ...
2006 Land Rover LR3 4.0L MIL Lamp on, All warning lights o VIN: SALAB24466
Well, I hate to say I give up but "I give up". Actually the owner ran out of patience and I was on my own time for most of this exercise in futility. As I said in my update I did find an 1157 bulb in one brake light socket but replacing both bulbs with correct... Trouble codes: P0504 (Brake Switch A/B Correlation), P2605 (Intake Air Heater B Circuit / Open), U0102 (Lost Communication With Park Brake Control Module), U0104 (Lost Communication With Steering Effort Control Module), U0128 (Lost Communication With Restraints Occupant Sensing Control Module), U0155 (Lost Communication With Headlamp Leveling Control Module).
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L Engine overheating losing coolant VIN: 1LNLM97V6S
Well first of all thanks for the number of replies you guys were all over it, which was good, because I was hard pressed to get this one done. I had felt at the beginning that the coolant cap could be a culprit but given the nature of bleeding these cooling sy...
2007 Lincoln MKZ 3.5L No Start VIN: 3LNHM28TX7
Many thanks to Michael [...] and Paul. You guys Nailed it! I had to unplug the pcm and request the info several times but my IDS did not ask for the as built. It actually asked for the part number off of the computer. Once I entered that it took me ba... Trouble codes: P1639 (PCM files corrupted not programmed), P1260 (PATS not programmed).
1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23E7V
The rear o2 heater never had power at sensor to get to the wire harnass the passenger seat had to come out and lift rug. Under rug found water, the water corroded the connector badly enough that the blk/red "power" line was broken. I hard wired sensor and that... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim b1), P0141 (B1s2 heater circiut).
2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBUF82J54
car now has ABS problems covered by dealer ,, stalling issue is fixed and crank sensor seems to have done the trick thank you to all who responded ,, as always the customer has no idea as to what the vehicle has for electronics ,, and it...
1995 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 3.8L No Start VIN: 1G3CX52KIS
Wow!!! what a head spin... It turned out to be the 'crank sensor' that was preventing the car from starting! Apparantly on these vehicles, if you crank them over and they dont start even if it's a fuel pump issue, no matter what, the 'HOT AC DISABLED' is a bo... Trouble codes: P1406, P0740, P0112, P0101.
2001 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L monitors VIN: 1G2HZ54181
Iam going to close this one as a fix. The tech who posted this left out some info so I will try and clear it up. The car belonged to a family member of a local parts store manager and they tried to fix it by throwing parts at it and re flashing the pcm for som...
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L trans shifti VIN: 1G2WP52K32
As some of you said the wire harness at the A/C accumulater had some wires that were rubbed through. repaired wires and works ok now
2002 Saturn L200 2.2L Misfire VIN: 1G8JU54F32
The issue must be carbon buildup causing sticking rings in the misfiring cyl, possible compounded by the fact the engine sat head off. One post identified carbon sticking rings as a known issue in these engines. As suggested, we performed cyl leak down test d...
2004 Toyota Highlander 3.3L Heater VIN: JTEEP21A74
Pulled all vent tubes of heater box on right side and found no restrictions, evap core clean only thing we could think of is if foam off of bleand door has fallen on heater core blocking half of core, customer not ready to pull dash to find out.
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