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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L left rear lights VIN: WAUDG74F25
At times, some or all of the lights in the left rear of the vehicle will not work, resulting in a warning chime and message. The problem is intermittent and hard to duplicate. I replaced the bulb holder with a new OEM one, wiggled checked the connector and che...
1996 BMW 318ti 1.9L overheating VIN: WBACG7325T
Original symptom--coolant overflowing radiator. Concluded that head gasket had failed. Removed head, had machine shop pressure test it, mill head (0.011 inch), valve job, replace exhaust valve guides. Reassemble with thick head gasket, new bolts and proper tor...
2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVC93567
OH my God someone please help. I have this BMW 325xi, towed in.I inserted the fob and pressed start button, I heard relays activate and a click from engine compartment, tried couple of times. tapped starter and got a kick and spark. I replaced starter removing...
2004 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LS 5.3L Trans temp guage VIN: 3GNFK16T84
Ok all you GM truck guys... I was wondering if I can install a factory trans temp guage in my truck? It did not come from the factory with one. I was thinking if the wires are on the cluster and if there is a trans temp sensor allready on trans. Could I just...
2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck Laramie 5.9L overdrive light and tranny temp light VIN: 3D7KS29C16
Hello fellow members. This truck is driving me nuts; all of my tranny readings seem to be dead on where they need to be. My problem is when driving the truck at highway speeds, the tranny temp light and the overdrive off light will flash once very quickly and ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XLT 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hi all, first time asking for help. Here is my story. I was driving along all happy them I went to shift gears and the clutch pedal felt stiff, I thought hum that is weird. I continued driving in 6th gear . Then the trans made a little noise, nothing major. Th...
2001 Ford Formula ford 1.8L Cuts out
Almost everything is perfect here ! It is running and racing very good except one thing. after braking and shifting down and down,(because brakes are not large enough), right there when the driver is hitting the gas it will stall hard for 1 second. which is a ...
1989 GMC S15 2.5L ac sYSTEM VIN: 1GTBS14E7K
Hopefully the electric brain can help here. I'm at the end of my rope. I tried a V.O.V. and it came apart in the evap. I'm thinking a blockage in the liquid line but I pulled all the lines off and they blow through clean. I replaced the evap and condenser agai...
2001 Infiniti I30 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JNKCA31A41
Having a problem with this one and hoping a nissan / infinity guy has had this problem before. This car came from a used car dealer in philly (go figure) was sold to my customer with a check engine light on and said it just needed to be reset. Anyway I had t... Trouble codes: P0505
1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Steering rack VIN: SAJTW5845L
Customer came in for a power steering leak. Found steering rack leaking. We replaced the steering rack (got it from WorldPac Part Number 9006M) about 2 weeks ago. Centered up the steering rack. Steering wheel turns 1.5 turns each way. But now the wheel will hi...
2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A56
Hello Group: This Lincoln is making me an older man than I already am. The problem is very intermittant but is getting worse with time and my shop owner is NOT happy that we can't find the problem! It can happen at any time but it seems like you have to be dri... Trouble codes: 2107 (throttle control processor malfunction), 2110 (forced limited power)
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L rollbar VIN: WDBTK56H96
Hello group,have this 06 clk350 with roll bars activated,the vehicle was hit in the back,not much of body damage but all 4 head rests and roll bars pupped up,srs light is on,driver seat unlock message is on.any guidance is appriciated,I was told I can put them...
2005 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Right Front Power Window And Power Door Lock Switc VIN: 1N4BL11D95
Howdy everyone. What I have here is an '05 Nissan Maxima SE that's giving me fits. The driver's front and rear and the passenger rear windows roll up and down from the switch but the passenger front wont. Also the power door locks will not operate from the swi...
2005 Nissan Xterra SE 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5N1ANO8U15
ok this truck came in running rough,setting a miss fire code,and codes for bank1 and bank2 catconvertors failure.Well the tec said that he noticed the miss fire on banks ,1,3,5.he checked for fuel pressure and it read 50psi at idle,the mass air flow read 7.6 g... Trouble codes: P0300
1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL 3.1L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G3WS14T4K
Power Cuts Out on Vehicle If Throttle Opened Rapidly or too far. Rpm signal on scan tool does not seem to be lost when power is too weak to continue to accelerate,and TPS and MAP signals seem valid. Fuel pressure seems okay and removed and replaced fuel filter...
1989 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA 5.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1G2FW2180K
hello all, i have a 1989 firebird 5.7 tpi that keeps burning up coils & pickups. i found 2 grounds on the back of passenger side cylinder head that was bad and repaired but i'm still having this problem with the car burning up coils & pick ups. i would appreci...
2004 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L engine VIN: 1G2HX52K64
I need help on this strange one. I have this Bonnie that came in with a bad whistling noise when idling. it stow when the car is at higher speeds. it also stopped when we released the oil cap. pcv valve seems ok, but there is a lot of pressure under the cap. p...
2004 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L 2-3 shift VIN: 4T1BE32K64
Transmission was replaced with low miled unit. I drove the car before replacement and the only complaint was no rev. This trans has a good rev a good 1-2 but 2-3 under light throttle feels like cuts off engine possible a drag. If your on it can hardly feel it ...
2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ignition lock cylinder VIN: 3VWSR69M84
OK, I think I have been here for this problem before but cannot find anything in the forums. Ignition lock cylinder is not returning to lock so customer can remove key. I remember the lock cylinder can be removed it is still operating, just can't remember if i...

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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Air suspension VIN: 5UXFB53524
Well this one is done. New air suspension pump took care of it. After installing new pump assembly that came as a whole assembly. Spare tire dome and all. Installed and set ride height to specs with Autologic. Now will rise up and go down and when set to middl...
2003 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Cuts out, Stall, AC quits, IPC quits VIN: 1G1ND52J03
The cause of the problem was that the customer installed his own stereo system and amplifier, he wired the amp to the generator field wire on the pcm. This had the effect of causing the pcm to think the generator output was lower than normal (8.5 volts) and t...
2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LS 4.2L p0016 p0014 VIN: 1GNES16S94
I didn't recieve any imformation that I could use own this vehicle.I still have mil own and the truck want go away I think something happened before the truck got here or at the machine shop.Mismatch of parts.
2007 Chrysler Pacifica 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8GM48L47
Thanks to all that replied. I cut the line near the secondary sending unit add about a 4" hose and clamped it. Smoked it again when it was installed no leaks. Trouble codes: P0456 (very small EVAP leak).
2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, 1500 rpm rev. max VIN: WD2PD44454
Hi everyone, I have received good 4 replay with good information. One of you said to mechanically cut one the injector lines an rig a fuel pressure gauge to check the rail pressure. I do not have any gauge that read that high of pressure. The dealer tech I hav... Trouble codes: P, 2047 (Rail pressure monitoring via volume control valve below range), P, 2015 (Fuel rail psi malfunction max pressure exceeded), P, 2051 (Fuel rail psi malfunction max pressure exceeded), P, 1482 (E0 14 82-1 Refer to relevant manual), P, 2133 (Glow plug 1- 2 - 3 Codes also stored 2133- 2134- 2135), P, 0190 (Fuel pressure sensor circuit voltage too high).
2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GTHK23264
Found one post that said to listen for injector pulse with a stethiscope, not sure if we had pulse or not since diesels are noisy, we weren't sure how loud it should be. After we got this truck running, we found that the injectors make a very loud clicking no... Trouble codes: P0404, P0401 (Egr insufficient flow), P1238 (Injector driver circuit 6), P1229 (Injector driver circuit 3), P1241 (Injector driver circuit 7).
2004 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: KMHDN46D44
fuel pressure was the problem...had 32 psi when it wouldnt start...would drop pressure over night..amp ramped pump power wire and average rpm was 1750 rpm. the new pump was 7400rpm..never reset the ckp code after new ckp sensor..all have a good weekend... Trouble codes: P0335 (Ckp circuit problem).
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GK58K12
yes this one is fixed,the problem was that the timing chain tenior has broke and caused it to jump timing and cause the the coils to stay on to long,causing the asd fuse to short and blow.thank you all for putting me on the right road.. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0354, P0353, P0355.
1999 Oldsmobile Bravada 4.3L No Start, VIN: 1GHDT13W8X
recommended replace body controll, but could not gaurantee fix, and after had already replaced pcm last year for same problem and had found problem with power supply to passlock at same time, cust declined with intent to donate for tax credit- hope you dont ge...
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 3.8L left side A/C output VIN: 1G2WP5219W
I didn't recieve any information that I didnt already have. I appreciate all those who responded though. I believe that I had a wiring problem with a temp sensor, as the outside temp was constant at 50 degrees, no matter if the sensor was plugged in, or unpl...
1994 Subaru Legacy 4x4 2.2L compressor VIN: 4S3BC6334R
I did some further checking and decided to pull the glovebox down to check the AC cut relay. i noticed when i wiggled the connection to the evaporator temp sensor the AC would kick on and off. ordered a new evap temp sensor and system is working great. thanks ...
1996 Toyota Corolla DX 1.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2T1BB02E4T
Well this one is fixed . There where two issues 1 #4 injector was bad after it was replaced I ohmed the injector should be from 13.2 ohms to 14.2 was 22.9 ohms . It still ran real bad this time it was an ign issue had the shop get a new Toyota dist and it ran ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 miss fire).
2001 Toyota Prius 1.5L a/c clutch coil VIN: JT2BK12U71
I want to first thank you all for your help! As I waited and read your replies I started retracing my steps. I had remembered that even though the snout of the compressor didnt show any visual signs of damage the bearing was a bit loose when installed. We orde...
2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L Radio VIN: 5TDBT48A12
since i got no responses last night or today, i assumed there was nothing too common on these. after digging in, i found the cause of the problem to be corrosion build up in and on the back of the interior fuse box. it looks like water was coming down the "A"...
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