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2001 Acura CL Type-S 3.2L Torque converter VIN: 19UYA42601
Need some help with this acura trans,Rebilt the thing, shifts good, thought everything was ready to go.It went about 100 miles and the check engine light came on P0740.Started with the external solenoids off a working good unit, went on to pull it back out to ...
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1955 Ford Victoria 4.5L Battery goes dead VIN: U5NV126103
Hello and thanks for looking at this post. I have a 1955 ford fairlane Victoria in the shop. This is a nicely restored car. it has the stock 6 volt generator system. With a positve ground which I am not sure about exactly how it works but think it works the sa...
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2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: JT3HN86R9Y
This truck has been exceptionally well maintained, T-belt new at 200,000, clean engine with synthetic oil, no noticable oil burn, correct fuel pressure, MAF, and A/F sensor readings, new O.E secondary ignition. It runs rough like an ignition misfire intermitte... Trouble codes: P0120 (TPS Circuit A)
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1997 Acura CL 3.0L power seat VIN: 19UYA224XV
apparently the limit switches are a safety feature that prevents slide operation when seat back is leaned forward, after removing the seat and connecting it to external power i was able to understand and test the the limit switches and found them to be working...
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L dash, heater cont. VIN: WA1YD64B02
well, unfortunatly, or maybe not- but the cust decided that after spending $2500 on front bags, a grand on a timing belt service, all new brakes,3 rear washer nozzles,a new headlight, 5 tires [ he likes nails],and more replaced parts than I can remember in the...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L noise VIN: WAULC68E43
I checked the tensioner on the timing belt, the cam chain phaser/tensioner and the oil pump. All have been replaced. Somebody has been chasing this problem. The customer has decided to find a used engine to fix this one. I closed this request a while ago, but ... Trouble codes: P0011, P0012.
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH74F87
Thanks guys.Yes All Date was wrong again!!! it was the high pressure pump that was bad. thanks for the help Tom Trouble codes: P2294.
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2000 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L blend door VIN: 1G4HP54K3Y
Thanks for all the replies on this one. I did find the actuator after I took the glove box out and replaced it with a used one. Very simple fix after I found it! I hooked up the scanner after it was done and the readings were the same so it gets the readings f...
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2000 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Steering Pump
I didn't fix the vehicle because the customer doesn't have the money right now for a power steering rack. There is good flow. I removed the reservoir from the pump and the screen isn't plugged. If I poor the power steering fluid in the top and plugged off t...
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2004 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L steering gear VIN: 1GNDT13524
Split a piece of fuel hose, placed over hose and tied off with zip tie. Thinking this was a vibration issue, so far the hose hasn't broken again. Thanks to all those that replied.
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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L 1/2 shift VIN: 3B7HC13YX1
well its my own truck n sorry i`m postin a little late so r&r transmission n replaced band[front] as it was all the way to metal n not connected,adjuste to specs but i think i shoud`ve did rear band also..i did pick up a used trans for later..changed valve bod...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37F9Y
thank-you for the info about the bogus boost pressure valve code in running test- could have wasted alot more time on that one.. after replacing the pipe connecting exhaust pressure sensor to manifold [clogged], road tested about 10 miles, and added fuel syste... Trouble codes: P0733, P0732, P0476.
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2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F63
HIGH PRESSURE OIL PUMP FIXED RUNNING PROBLEM. WENT BACK FOR OIL PAN RESEAL CAME BACK TOLD CUSTOMER VALVE COVER GASKETS AND FRONT SEAL LEAKING SLIGHTLY BUT DOES NOT LEAVE BIG PUDDLE ON THE GROUND. CUSTOMER PICKED IT UP SAID WOULD DEAL WITH SMALL LEAKS LATER. NE... Trouble codes: P1212 (Icp voltage not as expected).
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L srs warning light VIN: SAJKX1744C
Hello Jag Techs I would like to thank all you that took the time to respond, especially to Peter [...] that help me to scan the vehicle and comfirm that the clock spring was broken, as all of the replies had indicated. the vehicle was returned to the cu...
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2001 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8L radiator cooling fan VIN: 1NXBR12E31
This car remains a mystery.The fan runs with a cold engine sometimes and other times it doesn't.We tried changing the temp sensor to no avail.I bought this car for my sister and she had to leave to go home so it will have to wait for her next visit to continue...
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