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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Calipers VIN: WAUED28D3W
Hello everyone. Working on a 1998 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L. Car came in for normal front and rear pad and rotor replacement. As I was dong the basic replacement first issue was r/f caliper would not retract. Moved to r/r turned in piston on caliper and all was gre...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L vvt valve VIN: WBAVB13586
im replacing the valve cover gasket and i was told that the vvt or motronic valve has to be cero out with a very expensive computer i dont have,is it true . also bihind the valve its and allen key ,i already took the valve cover and vvt valve off.im getting re...
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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 5.3L Oil Use VIN: 2GCEK19T3Y
this one was brought to me because i work on there other car. the complaint is it uses a quart of oil between changes-every 3,000. i know i could say that is normal, but my customer was told at the dealer that a "gasket set" will fix it, i cannot contact anyon...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L No Start
The Cav came into shop with poor fuel pressure and bad volume as well, so we replaced the fuel pump.. The problem now is the Theft light on dash will not reset..and we have no injector pulse. Its a aftermarket alarm system. We tried a relearn twice..and after ...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13Z44
this one is personal the wifes truck. engine started misfiring with a p0200 and p0300 fuel pressure is good coils good the misfire was on #5and #3 i switched the injector from #5 to#1 and now i have a miss on #1 so i put a new injector in #1 and still have the... Trouble codes: P0200, P0300
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1998 Chrysler Grand Voyage 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C4GHB4R2W
Normally this vehicle runs well, but on an intermittent basis will run rough and stall with engine check light illuminated and security light flashing. Once it stalls, clicking noises coming from EGR valve and ASD relay, plus fuel pump relay. Also DRB III drop... Trouble codes: P1685 (invalid skim message), P0351 (ignition coil No1 primary circuit), P0352 (ignition coil No2 primary circuit), P0253 (ignition coil No3 primary circuit), P0202 (Injector No2 control circuit), P0203 (Injector No3 control circuit)
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2006 Dodge Dakota ST 3.7L clutch hydralic system VIN: 1D7HE22K66
Ok, this is for all you Dodge guys out there!! My personal truck, i had the clutch master go out about a week ago. So I replaced the clutch master and slave. But what didnt occur to me is that this is a fully enclosed no bleedable system. Ive tried several dif...
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2007 Ford Fusion SE 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 3FAHP07Z37
I have this car that will not idle right while running the A/C or turning a sharp turn.It wants to surge and then stall.It always starts right back up and if load is taken away it idles fine about 650-700rpm and no surge.This has a ETC drive by wire system so ...
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1997 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 6.5L Surge VIN: 1GTHC33F2V
I first noticed when pulling heavy trailer while merging on the interstate, a pop in the exhaust (back-fire?) just one time 1 month ago. I dismissed this to possibly hitting something or the horses maybe kicked the trailer. Ongoing a few times, it seems to be ...
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1989 Hyundai Excel GL 1.5L Rear Control Arms VIN: KMHLD21J9K
This is a parts problem. I need the two plastic bushings (A&B) that support the two control arms where they meet in the middle. The parts are no longer in stock by either Hyundai or Mitsubshi. Background: This car has front wheel drive. The rear axle consis...
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2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1AN08W75
OK customer driving vehicle, 4WD light is illuminated while it is in 2WD, check engine light comes on as well, shuts off vehicle now no action from starter, no power to part. Has code U1000 stored for Can Comm circuit fault. Pulled up a TSB for that and follow... Trouble codes: U1000 (Can Comm Circuit Fault)
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2006 Nissan Altima SE 3.5L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4BL11D16
PROBLEM/FIX After installing a used engine we noticed on test drive engine cutting out @ 2,500 rpm's, like rev limiter and then check engine light and code P0403... after checking all our connecters to sensors we went to the fix data base for ideas of where to... Trouble codes: P0403 (Egr volume con/v circuit)
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1997 Plymouth Breeze 2.4L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1P3EJ46X2V
ok first thing is besides from all the codes... with the engine running and parked when you turn off ignition and remove the key, it will continue to run on its own for a few seconds then chug and stall out. the computer will repeatedly set codes for several m... Trouble codes: P0443 (EVAP/Purge Solenoid circuit open or short), P1495 (Leak DET pump circuit open or short), P1489 (High speed fan relay circuit open or short), P1490 (Low speed fan relay circuit open or short)
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate Control VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello everyone: thanks to all who replied. This is a fix. The problem was the blower resistor, referred as final stage unit by BMW terminology. It is located in the heater/ac box, besides the glove box. To replace, remove glove box and panel for easy access. R...
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T 5.7L rear hatch VIN: 2D4GZ58275
Finally, after postponed appointments got the car back in. Ended up being the liftgate button. Shorted internally causing low input voltage. Easy fix.Thanks for the input and ideas.
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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Starter VIN: 2FTEF26Y6L
We'll call this one fixed since the customer is content with it (and already gave me a referral for some brake work). I am overwhelmed at how many of you replied, I truly am grateful. Thanks especially to Nate, Tom, Pete and 2 Dans. I checked crankshaft end...
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2005 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GKET63M15
This is the day the Lord has made so let's us all rejoice & B Glade in it. And I'm very much thankful and appreciate all the technical info .Now hear Store goes this vehicle is finally fix,the pervious day B4 I post my help request The vehicle had stall... Trouble codes: P0689, P0443, P1516 (p2176-), P2176 (p1682-), P1682.
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1994 Honda Civic DX 1.5L wheel bearing VIN: 2HGEH2447S
I would like to thank everyone who reply to this post and the vehicle is fixed. I put a new bearing Koyo brand took it for a spin and back in the shop the play is there again. What I did was swapped the axle nuts and torque the bearing again and the play disa...
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1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L fuse
Thanks for all replies, have ordered new alternator from US supplier and am waiting for delivery
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2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Coolant VIN: 1N4BA41E75
Soryy for the late input guys, however I got as far as bypassing the oil cooler I let the car idle for an hour and purged the system of air and got all of the oil out of the coolant. I am waiting for a temporary operating permit to test drive the car but I d...
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1989 Pontiac Sunbird SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1G2JB11K5K
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL THE HELP, VEHICLE ENDED UP IN A SCRAP YARD AFTER, ON ANOTHER TEST DRIVE, BROKE THE OTHER AXLE. THIS THING WAS ROLLING JUNK AND FRANKLY UNSAFE FOR THE ROAD. ITS GONE, NEVER FOUND A SHORT OR WHICH OF THE COMPONENTS WERE PULLING TOO MUCH POWE... Trouble codes: 13 (o2 sensor ckt open).
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 5.7L No Start VIN: 2G2FV22P1T
Thanks for the responses. It was the optispark that had failed. Douglas from Ontario provided the testing info I was looking for. On this one I had 5v on both high & low resolution circuits and they were fixed at that while cranking. As I stated in my original...
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1997 Toyota Camry LE 2.2L Egr VIN: 41TBG22K6V
Pretty much you were all on the money here and I thank you. I tested that VSV valve till the cows came home but could not get it to act up. We replaced it and it has been a week and no SES complaint yet so Im callin it fixed. The most I got before was 2 days m...
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2000 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L casting number VIN: 2T1BR12E7Y
To answer the question "can you translate the STAMPED number 5192419 into a year of manufacture?", I'm sure it can be done if you could access the right information, but I was not able to find it. I was able to determine that the engine was either a 2001 or 20...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWRA69M24
I believe this vehicle is fixed. I did a throttle body relearn and mass air flow cleaning. Calculated load reading came into spec. Road test went well and have had no customer complaint for three weeks now. Thanks to all that replied. Trouble codes: 16485 (mass air flow circuit), 18613 (coolant temp not plausible input).
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