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1997 Acura Integra GS 1.8L Clutch VIN: JH4DC4366V
Acura techs,help with this clutch.the point which it starts to grab is higher than i am used to and i have bled the system several times. The clutch master pedal will stick down during the bleeding process but works ok after being pulled back up. I replaced th...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L a/c VIN: WAUML44E94
Hi all Audi Techs ! Car came in stated blower will not work when sit outside heat (95-100), test out after 2 hours outside hot sun, blower quits, bring in the shop 5 minutes later works fine, check out circuit and replace expensive blower regulator unit, now b...
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2001 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L Driver side vents VIN: 1G6KD54Y01
The A/C blows hot out of driver side vent and cold out of passager side vent.I have replace actuator for drive side,Also replace drive side temp.door. Still having same problem. Any help please.
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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L No Start VIN: 1GNEC13Z42
This Tahoe cam into our shop several weeks ago with a long crank condition. Plugs and wires were recommened due to mileage and fuel pump pressure was below spec, so a pump was recommended. Customer approved and when repairs were completed vehicle started quick...
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LS 6.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJC34276
i spoke to a very nice guy at idfix and he try to help me but with no sucess. He ask for the balance rate on the injectors they where in spec.i also did the bottle test on the return line with no fuel coming to the bottle,replace injectoin pump(tsb)replace fue... Trouble codes: P0087
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Turbo Cutout VIN: WD0PE74507
Hi All: A new-to-me customer recently bought this 2007 Sprinter 2500. It was running OK for him for the 1st three weeks of ownership. It developed a 'no acceleration' problem this week. The no acceleration problem is actually the system cutting off turbo oper... Trouble codes: 2510 (Boost Pressure Regulator Control Positioner Error), 2511 (EGR Control Positioner Error)
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1999 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2X
I have a 1999 explorer with a p0171 and p0175. Engine runs rough and lacks power. I cleaned and swapped the MAF with a know good part, no change in the way the engine ran. Smoke tested, no leaks found other than some smoke from the EGR. Both front O2 sensors s... Trouble codes: P0171, P0175
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Mode doors VIN: 2FMZA5145X
Hello again all hope you can help. I have this windstar that will switch to defrost mode everytime its shifts the first time. You can switch back to normal A/C modr then back to max and it is fine till you shift again. I am sure it vaccumn related but as of ye...
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNW20P44
Truck came in, Had hypertech programmer set to stage 3, blowing black smoke and no power. Had a K&N filter completely stopped up, FICM MPWR at 40 Volts Fuel Pressure 58 PSI. Turbo wiped out. EGR valve stopped up (worse I have ever seen) EGR cooler leaking.Oil...
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2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, knock, rattle VIN: 1FAHP56SSX
RECECKED CODES FOUND P0351 COIL A PRI/SEC CIRCUIT FAULT .Pulled plentum to ckeck spark on cyl(1)&cyl(5),Checked compression 150psi on all cyl. Reinstalled plugs and coils . Started up valve rattle and knocking ,stalled . restarted with vac gauge when valve rat... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0305, P0306, P0351
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: JN8DR09X62
Please see related repair history first. After performing a hard reboot (battery disconected for about an hour) everything seemed fine during test drive, idle was controlled and correct. In less than five minutes car would not idle unless foot was on accelera... Trouble codes: 505 (Idle air control circuit), 507 (Idle air control circuit)
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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1N4AL11D14
2004 nissan altima. Came in in my shop for ac clutch not engaging.we disconected ac clutch pressure switch plug on refregirant line and car died no start. It starts about 2 seconds and dies.checked all fuses and relays all good .we opened ecu, no sign of beein...
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2002 Subaru Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BH66532
Any one out there no how to get abs codes out of a 2002 subaru outback?
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2002 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: JTDDR32T82
Hello everyone, this is already fixed, I just wanted to post it up for anyone else who might run into a similar problem. After we performed a valve job, the customer picked up the car and immediately went to get gas. After filling the car, it started, stalled... Trouble codes: P0441
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride Height VIN: WAUYP64BX1
Thanks everyone I did check the air bags at first but I guess I didnt spend enough time on them. That was the problem for sure I bought after market air bags from a company called Arnott what a great place to buy this stuff they are in Florida great web site ...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: WBAFA53591
Thanks to Scott and especially Mathieu for giving me the page for Bimmer wiring..traced the wiring back to a rubbed wire in the harness giving just enough ground signal to show fuel in system (analog input from senders to cluster)..repaired wires, reset cluste...
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1995 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Z34 3.4L No Start VIN: 2G1WX12XX9
Thanks for the answers everyone. When the unit did quit I first scoped the cam and crank sensors to confirm thier operation. Since I had no RPM reference to the ECM {on the scanner} or IP tac from the ICM I replaced it. The unit has had two run cylces of over ...
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1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2G1FP22P6V
I pulled the distributor cap and found the cap had water intrusion and some tracking towards the bottom of the cap. Looks as if the water pump had been leaking longer than what we were led to belive. Thank you.
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4HB48NX5
well thanks for the replies. it does look like the wrong manifold is installed. looking on the net and searching the correct part number i can clearly the see the proper manifold is cast with this port that the current one is missing. But to answer the questio... Trouble codes: P0401.
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2007 Dodge Charger R/T 5.7L Cooling Systems VIN: 2B3KA43H17
Well I never did fix this one. I've waited til the last possible minute to close this request. Nothing was helpful. The PD has not brought the car back for any further overheating/running hot complaints. No other charger in their fleet does this, so...? I...
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1997 Ford F-250 5.8L Steering VIN: 1FTHF26H6V
The truck does get driven often and wanted to be sure of the fix.Yes, the front axle joints were partially frozen. You could spin the tires while steering.The trick was to disconnect the outer tie rods from the spindles. The wheels would not turn in or out. Th...
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1998 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTZR15X1W
changed crankshaft position senssor solved the probem. thans to a who heped
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2004 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WF0SD94L74
Im sorry for delay reply, thanks for every one who reply to me, I got a very helpfull information. I try another CHT and PCM with no luck, cheched wirring no fault found. bileave it or not even me I did not bileave it or understand how it come another new t...
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1996 GMC Jimmy 4.3L vents VIN: 1GKDT13W8T
the vaccum pod for the dash center vent was not working in the close position, it is a dual vac pod. to replace it requires the removal of most of the dash, instrument cluster, not bad just time consuming. Took about 4 hours.
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1998 Honda Accord EX 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG5647W
Hey guys, A used PCM fixed this one. I had the immobilizer reprogammed and out the light went and out the door it went. Thanks to those that replied. ROn Trouble codes: P1382 (Cylinder Position Sensor No signal).
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2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.5L window regulator VIN: JN8AZ08W03
Thanks to all who replied. Suspected that the motor would need to be removed but guess we needed to hear it. Removed motor and ran up for the appropriate time. Reinstalled and retested - OK.
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1996 Saturn SL2 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G8ZK5274T
I put this down as a fix, but it may be a few months before I can confirm this since the problem was so sporadic. Most everyone that responded said to check for carbon, but no one commented on the .25 volts I was seeing on the closed EGR voltage PID. I'm p... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR Closed Performance / Closed Position Error).
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2006 Scion xB 1.5L compressor VIN: JTLKT32466
Compressor fixed it. I also replaced the expansion valve as a precaution. I realize now that I was seeing just about a 95 percent on time on the square wave signal at the compressor and it was not pumping properly under a load. High side on the old compress...
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2002 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5L valve cover spark plug tube removel VIN: 4S3BH66532
Thank you all that sent a message. You made it so clear to me I thought that the tube leak at the head but i was wrong thanks to all of you. Nice easy fix. Thanks Matt
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWTH69M53
Thanks to all of you who responded. we tried virtually all of the suggestions offered at one point or the other prior to the initial post. we last replaced the fuel pump relay and the customer drove off with fingers crossed, unfortunately she was in Modesto wh...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KX9M141432
The disel MPI pump sent metel shaving through system. Found out about a extended warntee 5y/60k. Dealer replaced both fuel pumps all lines, injectors and sensors. If someone thinks they have same trouble remove sensor on MPI pump and look for metal shavings. (... Trouble codes: P0087, P0088, P0191, 01314 (013 check DTC memory - Intermittent).
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Master cylinder VIN: YV1CN59255
Thanks every body, I corrected the brake springs & Replaced dealer pads fixed the problem, again thank you all.
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