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2004 Audi A4 3.0L timing belt VIN: WAUJT68E24
Hello everyone in iatn land. Well im trying to do a water pump and timing belt on this 2004 audi A4 with a v6. Ive done older ones with no problem, but this one has vct. I check all data and it shows a lot of locking tools i do not have at this time. Has anyon...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGH8336X
I have a 99 740il with a code p0011 and a horrible noise from the passenger side head, sounds like a loud knock. Had checked oil level, oil was just changed 3 weeks prior. This condition happened upon cold start one morning. Went to start vehicle and noise rig...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 4.3L brake switch VIN: 1GCDT14Z7R
Hi Guys, Not been here for a while, not working. Have a 94 s10 with an electrical problem. Comes in with left side turn signal not working and indicator lamp stays on, i thought no problem, bad bulb, but checking shows all bulbs good. tried emergency flashers...
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2002 Dodge Dakota SXT 5.9L spark VIN: 1BZGL32Z22
vehicle came in as a no start. verified fuel delivery. and found no spark. i found that injectors had pulse. crank and distributor pickup relatively inexpensive so we went ahead and put in a crank sensor and cam sensor. still no spark. coil tested within speci...
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 6.7L Excessive Emissions, Will not rev p VIN: 3D7KS28A48
Customer drove to a restaurant and went to leave and the truck would hardly go. The truck smokes lt gray and will not rev past 1000rpm. The truck idles fairly smoothly. When the throttle is pressed it smokes a LOT. Kind of a light grey smoke. The smoke smells ...
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2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43F41
This Ford 7.3 has no oil pressure.I put 3 quarts of oil to over fill.Lifted the rearend Then I cranked it and it started.I think it has a crack in the oil pickup tube and has been sucking air.My question is. Will it hurt any thing to put one or two quarts of o...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire
Thanks for helping me on this one guys, I am stumped! As for the P0141 and P0401, it looks like an O2 sensor and DPFE sensor will fix those, but P0304 and P0306 are a different story. This Escape has a misfire under load. This is a new customer so i am not too... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misifre Cyl. 6), P0304 (Misfire Cyl. 4), P0141 (B1S2 Heater Circuit Malf.), P0401 (EGR Insuf. Flow)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Blower motor VIN: 4JGBB86E66
Truck was towed in for no start. Found battery completely dead. Jumped started and the truck ran fine. We replaced the battery but we noticed that 30 seconds or so after the truck is shut off, We hear a one relay like click noise coming from inside the heater ...
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on
This one is running rough I ran injector disable test all seem to be contributing the same. While running I can hear a popping out exhaust if I disconnect the a/f ratio sensor in front bank engine runs fine no popping idles smooth. If I try the same on the rea... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P1273 (a/f ratio sensor bank 1), P1283 (a/f ratio sensor bank 2)
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1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE 2.2L Stall VIN: 3G2JB1248X
car runs great if you disconnect the altenator if you hook up the alternator it misfires,back fires and stalls we replaced alt and battery still the same checked out referance votltages all ok
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2001 Saturn L100 2.2L heater tubes VIN: 1G8J482FX1
has anyone ever replaced heater tubes in a sat sw? was able to remove old tubes but having problem installing new ones. thanks for your help.alldata does not give any info on tube replacement.
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2000 Chevrolet Corvette 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G1YY22G6Y
AFTER MONTHS OF WORKING ON THIS VETTE, THE CUSTOMER HAS HAD IT. I CHANGED O2 SENSORS AGAIN JUST AS A SANITY CHECK AND I BEGAN GETING RICH CODES AGAIN, I CAN NOT FIND ANY APARENT REASON FOR THIS CONDITION. IVE BEEN OVER THIS CAR OVER AND OVER AGAIN EVEN CREAT... Trouble codes: P1133 (Insufficient h02 sensor switching bank1 sensor 1), P1153 (Insufficent h02 sensor switching bank 2 sensor1).
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1993 Dodge D350 5.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 3B7ME33CXP
I would like to thank everyone for the help! I receive two posts from Andy from Texas which help me to make sure that it was the injector pump that went bad. I sent the pump to Diesel Care & Performance Inc. In Millington, Tn. Webb address www.dieselcare.co...
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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck 5.9L transfercase/differential VIN: 3D7KU28C23
I have waited to the last minute to close this post hoping to let everyone know the fix. I bought a set of chassis ears hoping it would help me pin down what area to look in but it was hard to tell whether the noise was in the x-fer case or front diff. I hav...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTWW32P64
thanks for all the replies, and the info. i checked all the things in the replies that i could with the equipment at my disposal. everything cked perfect. new info since the update! i was under the impression that the black smoke was caused by the miss fire. o...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21R88
THANK U ALL as my job is safe. I found the air to be getting in the fuel system at the top off the high presure pump the supply line to hp pump was not sealed well at the brass washers and causing it to suck air in to my system. I replaced the brass o-rings an... Trouble codes: P0087 (Fuel rail system presure too low), P2291 (Icp too low during engine cranking).
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2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Airbag light coming on VIN: 1FDWF37RX9
insurance company sent it to ford , for some reason he thought it would be warranty. They wound up replacing the clock spring and its all done. Thanks for the responses.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Air Bag VIN: SALTY16433
Thanks everone for the replys.Customer has desided not to fix the problem with the air bag system.They want to switch to coil springs.So we put coil on the rear.It works really well.It was a simple to switch.Removed the air bags and put the coils in place.Disc...
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2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: ILNME1234X
i found the wiring harness near the trans dipstick tube melted on the egr tube. i pulled the harness away from the tube and found 7 wires melted together. i can only assume when the egr valve was actuated the pipe heated up melting the insulation and causing... Trouble codes: U1009, U1027, U1059.
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2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NE52EXY
Thanks everyone for all the great responses. yes the car did have summer blend fuel in it so changing the oil and the gas did the trick I cant believe it so thanks agian everyone its great to have friends in this line of work even though some responses didnt w... Trouble codes: 1689 (Oil pressure switch), 0300 (Random cyl misfire).
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2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2WP52K91
I had to ship this car the day I posted the request. The check valve didn't seem to open when I put vacuum on it. So like almost everyone suggested the check valve is the problem. The new check valve has been sitting on the counter for a week or so waiting for...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G8ZK5275W
Thanks for the replies to my help request! Sorry I'm late in closing out this request. The customer is a traveling salesman and has had a difficult time setting time aside for further diagnosis / repair. The majority of responses suggested replacement of ...
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