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2005 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L trans/dr..shaft VIN: WUARL48H65
2005 audi s4 cabriolet.veichle came in with noise complaint in suspension.road test=ERT noise after hard accel in 1st gear then off gas quickly.made ERT/hoot noise.(cust-driven).during my road tests noticed when car shifts into 4th gear getting ERT noise.cust....
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2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WA1YD54B65
Hello this car came in with only the front sitting on the ground. It has one code forget the number but it was for level suspension not reaching correct position. Now this car has brand new air bags in the front do to them leaking about 6 months ago. If i clea...
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L Hid Lights VIN: WBAVB73547
Thanks in advance for your help! This vehicle came to me for a 60k service, of course it is a friend of the family's car and 40 miles from the shop each time I have to work on it... When we performed the service customer stated that the pass. side head light w...
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2005 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L No Start VIN: 3G5DA03E45
At my Witts End. Intermitten Loss of Power To Cranksensor A (Behind Balancer)Lose Power to Red wire.Power comes from Pin 70 At the ECM.Pin Testing Computer I have 1.8 Volts at pin 70 and 1.8 volts at Cranksensor.If Car Does not start If i supply 12 Volts to cr... Trouble codes: P0335
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1985 Chrysler Laser XE 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1C3BA54E3F
hey guys. I need some help with this one. This one came in for a low power during acceleration and rough idle. I checked the timing with the ect sensor disconnected and it's @ +15deg, so I adjusted down to 12deg, no change. Checked spark plugs and it had Bosch...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L No Start VIN: 1C3LC56K27
Car was towed in, cranks over fine, but will not start. Fuel pressure is good, has NO injector pulse or ignition pulse. Injectors and coil packs have power 12.6v (11v during cranking) but the ground is not being pulsed by the PCM. Cam and crank sensors are get...
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2004 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L pats VIN: 1FTZR15E44
pat flashing not reading key towed to ford service put tranducer in reprogramed keys no start after a week of looking for computer ford got a new one . reflashed again truck start was given back made it 10 miles stop truck for gas no start towed to ford same p...
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2005 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU73K45
im haveing a problem understanding ford ffv system. how does this operating sys know when e85 is in tank? I didnt see and ffv sensor. the issue is only when e85 is in tank, and after a hot short soak, the info i found out of spec is evap purge @0% but evap sys... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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2007 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L Blend Door VIN: 1FAFP56U27
I believe the impact from the accident damaged or broke the blend door actuator or where it hooks into the door to turn it back and forth. My question is whats the best way to get in there and check the door and the attached actuator/linkage. Thanks, BTW all t...
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2008 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Timing Chains VIN: 1FTPW12V68
Ok Ford techs, I'm stumped. When this truck gets warm, at idle, primarily under a load, the timing chain tensioners will lose pressure and the chains will start rattling bad, engine starts running bad so much that you just want to cut it off because it sounds ...
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2004 Lincoln LS 3.9L cooling system
Well I fixed this car a few weeks ago with a cracked water outlet. I replaced it and bled the system no problem. It ran great. The owner put 200-300 miles on the car and it overheated on them. I brought the car in to the shop and found that no matter how close...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L engine control module VIN: 5GZCZ33D83
I've verified that the fuel pump isn't kicking in, the fuel gauge is always @ nothing though it said 1/2 tank before it failed to start. Here's the strange thing: since the new engine was installed and started, every once and a while when idling, the rpms woul...
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2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L Airbag VIN: 5TETX22N39
With the B1831 code replaced the curtain airbag and the airbag module. But still airbag light on with the code. Should I replaced the whole airbag wiring? I need any helps and diagnose tips. Thanks in advance.
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Cabriolet 3.0L convertable top VIN: WAUDF48H57
Hello I had 3 guys that sent me help, all though no real answers to my Question. I beleive the cover switch is the culprit but the guy that own's the car is in the service God bless him and I do not get the car very often . So if I do fix it some day I will up...
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2005 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBL934X5
Thanks to all , the problem was in the wiring harness , 2 broken wires and missing connector. install new connector and repaired wiring and all good . thanks again to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0070.
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2004 Cadillac Escalade 6.0L Brake calipers VIN: 1GYEK63N94
Thanks to all who replied. We replaced all brake calipers, rotors and brake pads and test drove for about 30 miles over a week to reproduce the brake sticking problem to no avail. The brakes were not sticking at all so we took the advice of many and flushed th...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2G1WH55K11
replaced both the intake air temp & mass air flow sensor with a new air filter. it's been 2 weeks and customer said that all is well.
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2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1B7GL22X01
Thank you all for your advice on solving my dakota problem. I did another back pressure test while driving down the road (as suggested) and I saw about 5-7 psi with some higher spikes at times from the left bank. I replaced the catayltic converter asssembly,... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0300.
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2003 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Stall VIN: WD2YD74233
This vehcile is only 1/2 fixed. When in came in, it would cut off under slight acceleration when warm and not restart. After we installed the high pressure pump and cleaned the fuel tank, it cuts off very intermitentley under heavy acceleration when warm. Sinc...
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2007 Dodge Caliber R/T 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B3HE78K57
No complaints yet, consider it fixed. Excellent info from Rick in Illinois. I encourage everyone searching read that.The fluid was trashed, so we changed filter, flushed the cooler and refilled with new CVT fluid.I am thinking that the fluid had lost all of th... Trouble codes: P0218 (P0218-high temperature operation activated).
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2002 Ford F-150 XLT 4.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17262
well good news it is fixed, we pulled fuel rail off and hooked to motor vac, and found #4 injector was leaking off after it sat for a while, it still has a slightly long crank only when it sits for a half hour or so, if it sits over night it starts rite up. no...
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2005 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1F1NU40S45
Since i knew for sure everything was working on bank 1 from what i can see, i decided to recheck the timing marks again... and since 5 of the 13 replies mentioned it. Bank 1 lined up perfectly, but bank 2 camshaft was one tooth off. When i took off the chain... Trouble codes: P0171.
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2002 Lexus IS300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTHBD12902
this beast is finally done. The long and short of it is the timing belt was wrong. The dot on the crank gear near the skip for the crank sensor is not the timing mark but the sub-timing mark. there is a very faint line for the tdc mark. did not even see it unt... Trouble codes: P1349.
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on, flash code 7 VIN: WDBCA39E6L
this car was a nightmare to start with it had so many problems to begin with i didnt know where to start but thank you for the info and i will check the fuse on the overvoltage relay thanks again Trouble codes: 7 (td sensor sig).
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2006 Other GM Astra 1.9L Radio/Central locking VIN: WOLOAHL486
Assistance from a local source in Australia suggested that a micro switch in the ignition key/barrel assembly may have been at fault & removing & cleaning it could help. The customer/vehicle owner is a tinkerer himself & has decided to deal with the matter hi...
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