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2004 Acura TSX 2.4L Veh Info Display VIN: JH4CL96994
Center information Display is not Working and has a Message "Please check your CD". Navigation CD is located in the trunk, between the two rear speakers. Looked for the DVD and there is nothing inside the navigation device; client says that nobody has remove a...
1998 Buick Regal LS 3.8L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2G4WB52KXW
Family, I need help w/this brain-teaser. Cust complains veh cuts off intermittently and restarts each time. She had it scanned several times at AutoZone but there were never any codes nor had MIL come on. Checked misfire counter on Snap-on--none. Ckd for codes...
2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 8.1L harsh shifts, high pressure VIN: 1GCHK29GX1
Help!!! I have received another nightmare, I fixed the last trans thanks to you guys so now everyone thinks I am a hero. too stupid to say no. I am not a trans shop so bear with me. This truck came to me from not sure how many shops. it feels like it has extre...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L cruise VIN: 1FALP57U8R
normally dont work on american cars...helping a friend.checked car at his home's what i know. vacuum serve actuates throttle,holds vacuum and cancels with brake pedal took air bag off power at on- off switch when pressed. checked and found same on...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 7.3L OD switch VIN: 1FTHX26F3V
Truck came in od lite on all time if you repeatedly pushed button it might go out and sometimes if you used turnsignals at the same time it would go out. used scanner and when the lite changes the trans shifts as its supposed to. checked wires in shift lever a...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F5Y
Got this 2000 Ford E-350 Super Duty 7.3l Power Stroke diesel in a few days ago. Been checking it in my spare time. Followed a lot of the advice that I found on the site here. Unfortunately I'm still stuck and I don't work on too many diesels. She came in beca...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low power VIN: 1FDWW36F82
I have to fix the Ford F-350 Super Duty 7.3l Power Stroke diesel. But I have never fixed this car before. The problem of this car is idle hesitaion and engine is too weak. It has the P1211.It sometimes the service engine soon light shines on sometimes. I need ...
2004 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Seat VIN: 1FMFU16L54
Asking for a bit of help. The Seat on this vehicle will not move forward or back, seems to be stuck in Rear position. It does not have memeroy seats. Motor clicks and seems to try to run in both switch positions, but seat will not move. Is there a brake mechan...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Steering Gear VIN: 1FTWW31P86
I replaced the steering gear for power assist in one direction only, and this fixed that problem. Now it now has an under sensitive problem. When the assist starts, it then seems to be over sensitive. I replaced the gear with another motorcraft steering gear,...
2006 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4.2L drive train VIN: 1GKET16S86
customer states that this problem has gotten gradually worse. we are getting an engine vibration and rumble transfering into the passenger compartment. it is at its worst in drive and slightly off idle. it can be felt in the seat, floors even in the steering w...
2000 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4FF68SXY
I Purchased this truck from a friend with a blown motor (had a blown head gasket and warped head). One of my techs and i replaced the motor with a Japser engine.This has been going on for the better part of one month, I'm out of sorts and at this point just lo... Trouble codes: P0304
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L low side charge port VIN: 5LMP428A7X
Can not find low side port. Is it behind compressor by chance?
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Water Pump VIN: 1LNHM87A01
This one over heats after u put in drive and sitting at a light. You get the r.p.m. Going it cools back off. I am thinking the water pump might not be turning fast enough or is there any other issues pertain to this problem.
2000 Mazda Protege DX 1.6L clutch VIN: JM1BJ2220Y
This car came in with the client's father sayting the car was hard to take of when it went from a stop in first gear. My boss took the car for a ride and confirmed, this car is making rabbit jump just like when you begin driving a clutch equiped car and you ha...
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1-2 shift VIN: WDB2100652
Good morning everyone, this transmission slips badly and wont engage 2nd gear , sometimes after it has selected gears on deceleration it bangs going back to 1st ,this only happens for several shifts first thing in the morning ,once the trans warms up it shifts...
1990 Plymouth Sundance 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1P3BP48D0L
This is my daughters' car. It intermittantly quits when hot while driving on the freeway. It has set code 27, but Mitchell does not have a test for this code. The SBEC has been replaced in the past for this code and all seemed well till today when it quit agai... Trouble codes: 27 (injector control circuit)
1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L whistle/whine VIN: WP0CA2984X
Hey boyz! OK, car came in, customer says it's squealing from the engine. I start it and idle it and drive it, it's FINE. Pull into the shop to check some other stuff while it's still running. After about 5 minutes of idling it starts to whistle slightly, gradu...
2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L No Start VIN: WP1AA29P14
Hello,This is a most frustrating problem,this 6 cylinder cayenne will not start after I installed a new timing chain. The car came in RUNNING WELL,with the codes for a stretched timing chain and after checking specs and determining stretched chain I went to ...

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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUDH28D6Y
Thanks to everyone who replied to my help request. I tryed to do the hose repacement without removing the intake. I ended up removing the intake and was able to replace them that way. Removing the intake wasn't that bad. Definately had too many breakable parts...
1999 Buick Century Custom 3.1L engine VIN: 2G4WF52M7X
Thanks for all the good advice.Discussed the problem with the customer who agrees with the majority of you that the mileage (170,000)is the end of the line.It appears that his church is going to give a replacement.I will not be able to determine the exact caus...
2005 Chevrolet Corvette 6.0L no comunication with tcm VIN: 1G1YY24U05
Hello thanks for your help. I dabble ck ground power circuits did not find anything wrong .Customer cud not wait more he pick up the car ,a bit unpatient.
2004 Chrysler Pacifica 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C8GF68414
After reading all the replies, almost all said not to use Bosch O2 sensors. I took a chance as a number of you said Nippondenso was a good choice. I installed the Nippondenso sensors and reset the fuel adaptives as Andrew [...] suggested. Car has been gone for ... Trouble codes: P0132 (O2 sensor 1/1 voltage high), P0138 (O2 sensor 1/2 voltage high).
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Sport 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7KR29C76
I am closing this help request as the owner after promising repeatedly to return the vehicle did not do so. Thanks to all 8 techs who took the time to reply and i do appreciate all the input as although the vehicle never returned i did get quite a few tips on ...
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA51442
We finally found another windstar. had my tech map out which port goes to what wheel. I will see if I can scan drawing into computer and post picture for future users Thanks Dan
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P65
Sorry it took so long, but the customer told us to take as long as we need to so, we had other jos that need it to go out first, anyway, We check base oil pressure was ok, we tried Pauls suggestion, we made-up a fittng and installed it where the high oil press...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Power windows, seats VIN: 1LNHM87A82
Thank you for taking the time to lend some ideas on this vehicle. Believe it or not, after posting this, I went to lunch, cleared my head, read a couple replies and fixed the car right away! I did not mention this in the original post but I had looked in...
1988 Toyota Chaser 2.0L Instrument cluster VIN: EGX81-6022
I need to Thank Denis from Malaysia he was the only one to reply. I am currently waiting for another digital dash to arrive from Japan. While I am not 100% sure for the reason why the dash stopped illuminating after the engine swap it seems that the instrument...
2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: VW3L5YL9NB
thank you for all the replied. it all helpful. some how the oil screen clog up. drop oil pan and clean the screen. 10 minutes after start up. noise gone away. thank you again
2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L rear differential VIN: YV1SZ59H53
Sorr about the late post,I have been trying to get in contact with this customer without luck so I am obliged to close without a fix.A very sincere thankyou to all 11 members that took the time to respond and especially to Bruce that gave me step by step proce...
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