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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WA1YD54B82
this vehicle is actually an allroad quattro, with 2.7l biturbo engine. problem is that is has an intermittent cutout/ stall when hot. vehicle will restart after cooling down approx 15 minutes. When stalling and no start, has no rpm signal showing on gauge nor ...
1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4A3AK44Y8S
I am a Ford/GM Dealership technician needing help on a BMW.I have a 95 525i that wont idle unless the MAF is unplugged and it hesitates,misfires when you raise the engine speed.I unplugged each ignition coil one at a time to try and locate a non-contributing c...
1994 Cadillac DeVille 4.9L ride control VIN: 1G6KD52B1R
Hi group The car was just purchased by a good customer. It is in fantastic shape and he wants to solve the ride control problem. I have never had any experince with gm ride control. The car has rear air suspension and appears to work properly. I have checked...
1996 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L Front Axle VIN: 3GNGK26J0T
This vehicle came with no front axle engagement and we found a blown fuse #24 in the fuse panel this runs the front actuator. Replaced the fuse and it blows right away upon pushing the 4wheel drive button. Unplugged the actuator and life is good. We replaced t...
1998 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G1NE52MXW
Greetings all. I have this 98 Malibu 3100 here that just stalls out intermittantly, without warning and without setting any codes. The 24x crank sensor has been replaced due to faulty readings. Readings are good now. I have checked and rechecked everything tha...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU72E6T
This truck has miss fires on cylinders 1 and 4 and we have tried everything that has come to mind so any help will be great. Thanks to all and happy holidays.
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21FOY
Basically this truck has been giving me problems since I bought it. The truck was losing major power, nearly dying all the time towards the end. I parked it and did some major overhaul. New turbo, new high pressure pump, new fuel pump, new lines fuel and high ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZR15E21
I'm hoping some Ford techs have seen this before. Truck came in last week with complaint of check engine light on and poor fuel economy. said he would go through a tank of gas in a 100 miles. That it just started to do that but check engine light on for a litt...
2005 GMC Envoy XL SLT 5.3L air ride bags VIN: 1GKET16M95
hello and happy holidays to all fellow members!!! once again, i am looking for some advise. another GM with a weird problem. i have an 05 envoy xl 5.3 4wd. problem with this one is the rear suspension bags will slowly deflate while driving. it will pump back u...
2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: KM8JM12D25
runs fine in park at all rpm. removed front pipe to check for bad converters and they look ok. unplug mass air flow and seems to run ok under load.replaced crank sensor wires where baked from heat off left converter.when driving under hard load cuts out and ge... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L Electronic VIN: 1J4GW86534
I just installed all the heat doors and blend doors actuators etc on my Jeep the driver side still had heat and the pass did not. After fooling around with it, I found that if I put the driver temp on LO the pass side was hot. I do believe that would be a head...
2004 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57EX4
We have a 04 ML350 with a evap code p2025 shut valve electrical. Have tried to find a flow chart on how to diagnose this on all data and have searched iatn for any simuilar problems. There is no power to the valve when applied on or off. Does anyone have any d... Trouble codes: P2025
1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AK34Y0W
HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.. A 2.0L 1998 mitsubishi;came to the shop needed engine,replaced it,and will not spark! the prev. engine was running ,so replaced crankshaft position sensor,camshaft position sensor coolant temp. sensor and the coil(all from the prev. e...
2001 Mitsubishi Galant ES 3.0L No Start VIN: 4A3AA46H2L
YEAH A HOLIDAY NIGHTMARE!!! this car was towed in by customer. 2 other shops had a stab at it and couldn't figure it out. timing covers and battery tray were in the trunk. it floods spark plugs right away. first we check timing belt cause it was easy seeings h...
1900 Other GM SLED 8.0L Cuts out VIN: 2121365948
This vehicle only gets used once a year. Starts off and runs really well but gets to a point were it has to land on roof tops. And then after driver refuels with cookies and milk, seems to gain power and move again until it happens again. Any ideas? merry chri...
2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YU1SZ58DX1
this one came in with check engine light on and misfiring on all cylinders. Vehicle is not even drivable, the misfiring is so bad. All the preliminaries, and are coming up with nothing obvious. Compression, vacuum, spark, all good. No vacuum leaks, does not ap... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305

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2002 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L Starting VIN: 4B3AG52H42
The carank seneor is in with the timimng belt to there is no issue as far as the flywheel being too far apart. It is a manual trans. there are no wores that run around the bell housing. It has a new crank sensor and cranking rpm are good dist is 5deg. checked ...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L timing chain rail VIN: 1FMDU34E8V
Thank you all of the help and advice on this issue.Especially ,George [...] Deronda and the guy from Middlemarch. To do this repair properly you have to remove the engine as the passenger side timing chain is at the rear of the head.Since this ca...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.6L Heater VIN: 1FDEE1467V
Thanks for all the suggestions. As it turned out this was a head gasket issue causing pressure in the heater core and limiting flow at higher speeds.
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35L32
Well, thanks to everyone for the replies. I told the person working on it to check compression but it never got done. Had low compression on 2 of the cyl on same head. Time to tear down...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Low Power VIN: 1FTNX21F52
Well guys thanks for your suggestions. I did check the voltage at the IPR while performing the KOER test using IDS and did have over 3 volts to 1 volt. Also the IPC voltage was .25 volts KOEO and the IPR was at 15% KOEO. What I ended up doing since I was reas... Trouble codes: P1209 (Injector Peak Delta Fault), P1211 (ICP Higher or Lower than desired).
2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Transfer Case VIN: 1FTZR5E34P
Once again, thank you all for the replies. It was the tires that caused this problem. Put new tires on it yesterday and test drove, no problems. Customer is happy and thanks again. Happy Holidays
1998 GMC Sonoma SL 2.2L NO 1st gear VIN: 1GTCS1943X
Okay I figured this out, my scanner is reading wrong. It reads second gear when the car is in first. The scanner was confusing me, I have checked another cars and the scanner was having the same problem. It must be a software issue with the snap-on solus pro.....
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5L Timing belt VIN: KM8SC73E34
Thank you to all who actually read my request and sent real answers. Yes the tensioner we installed was O.E. The answer was to ignore the manufacture specifications that said the tensioner pin should stick out 3-4mm and tighten the eccentric on the the tensio...
2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNADC16322
Unpluged O2 Sensor and went through warm up and it produced a normal pattern,no spikes of up to 2.6V.Backprobed ECM connectors to verify power and grounds then replaced ECM.Replaced Belts to eliminate arcing from crank pulley. Trouble codes: P0176 (Rich bank 1).
1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L electric window VIN: SALPV14444
Hello every one I checked for power coming out of the BECM and found that there is no power for the down direction for the drivers rear window. Removed the BCEM and found signs of dry water residue. Inspected both the top and lower boards and found no broken s...
1990 Mazda B2200 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JM2UF123XL
well this truck went back costomer's home without replace the ECM he is an electronic army guy and he will replace that by himself no brain requiere to do that. thank you guys and have happy holidays all of you
2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Faults VIN: WDBNG70J52
Replaced battery, cleared all modules, road tested multiple times.
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT1 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2G2WP52204
Thanks Delco! I guess you cant trust the name brands anymore! I tried the ATP power steering additive and another pump and flush and it got noiser and the second pump wouldnt assist at idle. I got the only new pump in the area from a dealer in Carrollton, funn...
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