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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D4Y
Intermittent misfire, high fuel pressure. Vehicle was test driven and on return trip started misfiring. After a few miles the miss went away. Spark plugs appear to have been changed recently, as well as coils on cylinders 1,2, and 4. Fuel has no water, cloudin... Trouble codes: P300, P0301 (Cylinder one misfire)
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L cams control outlet VIN: WBAGN63472
codes are 27bb,2731,2821,and 2820. rebuilt engine good compression, timing is right, but still runing rich, need a diag chart(steps) please advise.
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Charging VIN: WBAEH73464
hi all i need a little help. car come in, charging problem. i check, found 11.4v charging system, battery was replace one year ago, car was charging find. i replace new interstate battery one more time, found still not charing 11.4v. i reg. battery at scanner....
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1994 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 4.3L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1G1BL52W4R
Hello everybody, could use a little help on this one. This vehicle will hesitate,surge, misfire and also a slight backfire once it has been driven for approx. 30 minutes and it warms up. I have a feeling that i need to dig into the distributor but thought i wo...
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L Fuel Pump Relay VIN: 1GCDT19W8R
Hey guys. Need your help again. I am looking for the fuel pump relay. According to the shop manual, it is located behind the center of the instrument cluster. I and another mechanic have searched for it and are unable to locate this relay. Do any of you guys ...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNDT13W4T
P0446 Keeps coming back and I am not getting and pressure from fuel tank pressure sensor. Replaced sensor, check wiring. I did clear the vac line from engine to canisiter. It had charcoal in it. I also replaced all sensors. Mitchell tells me the PCM might be b... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Blocked)
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2005 Chevrolet Colorado Sport 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
Hi GM tech. I need your guys helping. Truck came here for engine code and engine running rough and missfire. Customer request he replace crank and cam sensor. I check out both sensors and voltage, check the cam solenoid follow from Alldata information, 4 cylin... Trouble codes: P0017, P0300
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2004 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L unknown VIN: 1D4HB48N44
Hello folks, I am wanting to get some advise before I open up this motor. The situation is customer just bought vehicle then shortly after he noticed blue smoke from exhaust on cold start up also has a slight misfire for 15-30 seconds then all fine for the res...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L 1-2 2-3 VIN: 1FAFP40472
This car was bought used by a dealer with trans late 1-2 shift and 2-3 shift. Typical shift rpm light throttle is 3500 rpm. They replaced trans and still have the same problem. They suspected a poss. shift programmer installed so I reprogrammed computer with n...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Low power VIN: 1FTWW32P66
Originally this truck was a no start, typical powerstroke: Had low pressure cranking (apx 350psi), leak check at ICP, quoted teardown and prepared customer for it needing the fitting at the back of the pump and possibly the pump, screen and IPR if the IPR had... Trouble codes: P2262 (Turbo Boost not detected mechanical)
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1997 GMC Safari SLE 4.3L pump VIN: 1GKDM19W1V
What is going on with this van?
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2001 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 6.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1GTHK23151
Engine runs cold all the time. went to order thermostat and found out it has 2! which one should i change?
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2012 Honda odyssey 3.5L arm rest
can someone please tell me how to remove the arm rest on the drivers front seat ! thank you i need to remove to install a seat cover
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2004 Infiniti QX56 5.6L Cruise Control VIN: 5N3AA08C34
Hello, need some help with this one -both green and yellow cruise lights illuminate when activated thus the speed control doesnt work. im sure the distance sensor is bad but the cruise should work in basic mode and it doesnt when you hold the cruise button dow...
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2002 Kia Rio Cinco 1.5L Engine VIN: KNADC16342
Hey guys thanks In advance for any help with this headache.. I originally picked this up off CL to flip for a profit but I'm stuck on this lil issue at the moment. This rig starts and runs good when cold with slightly high idle(2000) until it warms a bit. Afte...
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2004 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Transfer case VIN: KNDJC73334
Hello all, I have this Sorento in here that is giving me fits. Tranfer case is randomly in high or low range, mostly in neutral when you first get in vehicle. Messing with the switch can get it to go into gear, but doesn't stay. The switch on the dash tests go...
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2005 Kia Amanti 3.5L abs VIN: KNALD12495
not to sure were to go on this kia the vehicle came in for abs lamp scan it was able to comm with the abs module but no code in the system. i checked the brake switch tested out fine all my data on the scanner looks ok nothing jump out at me. can some 1 help t...
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1995 Saturn SL2 1.9L Electronic VIN: 1G8ZH1270S
Hi All, This Saturn has a problem with the transmission, until the engine has warmed up, it slams into 3rd gear. It only does this in 3rd gear. After the engine warms up it works normaly. Then after you drive the car for and extended amount of time (such as an...
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2001 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4T1BG22K31
This car came in with check engine light on, P0172, and P0420. The spark plugs had not been replaced and they were wore out. Had them replaced and also install a cat. Drove the car for a test drive no problem, after the car sit in the lot for couple of hours a... Trouble codes: P0172, P0420
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L window seal VIN: 3VWDC21V82
Hello VW Techs We have replaced all of the window seals on the driver's door window and adjusted the window the best possible way, but we have a water leak on the front upper corner the A pillar. The window seals are factory original, but seems that the new se...
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1967 Chevrolet Corvette 7.0L Misfire VIN: 194677S105
Engine is corrected and now rpm's go to 5800 with ease. The lifters were remmoved to replace them and they were in order on a paper towel. After sitting for 15 minutes, a few of them were noticed leaking oil. A set of new Isky anti-pump up lifters we had for a...
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2005 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L no start/no crank VIN: 1C3AN65LX5
The Crossfire is now running again.Found that the SKREEM module was defective.Easiest way to test w/o a DRB3 I found was to disconnect the neg. termial for 30 seconds,reconnect terminal,try to start.If it starts and shuts down and will not restart,take key,get...
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2006 Chrysler 300 (Car) 2.7L Misfire VIN: 2C3LA43R16
thank you to everyone who responded to my post .i put two set of aftermarket coil and i finaly put oem coil codes p2303 went away po301 put new injector pigtail codes went away too ... Trouble codes: P2302, P0301.
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1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Temp Gauge VIN: 1FMDU32X5V
Customer didnt want to spend anymore time on it. I checked everything and there is no reason it shouldnt work. I agree with the other post that say the sloush modle in dash may be bad. But the one thing that I cant figure out is that even with another cluster ...
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2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4049Y
I will close this post, it has fried another ecm, The rebuilder said pin 55 KAM was cuprit, I cut pint 55 and still cooked ecm. Rebuilder would not look at it under any warranty to see what they missed. I do not recommend solo Electronics in Miami. They obviou...
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2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT 5.3L 4 wheel drive VIN: 3GKFK16Z35
thanks for all the help,I replaced the encoder motor and it now works great.the motor was not holding it completely in 2wheel drive we were able to see the scanner telling us it was in 2wheel drive dash button said 2 wheel drive but front transfer case drive...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L aux fan VIN: 4JGAB54E22
Sorry guys for the delay, But what i did was replace the fan relay. I wasnt 100% sure that was a fix, but its been 2 weeks without a re-occurance so I am leaning toward that being the actual fix. Was just a regular relay, in the junction box. Thks for the repl...
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2000 Nissan Frontier SE 3.3L distributor VIN: 1N6ED26Y4Y
first,thanks to to everyone for the suggestions on what to look for. the problem was at the 6 pin connector on the distributor, the number 1 pin was bent down and not going into the plug, straightend pin and truck fired right up. thanks again, jay
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2007 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 1N4BA41E07
Thank for all the help!!! We removed oil pans and t cover to get to heads. No easy way around this one!!thanks again
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Emitions VIN: 5GZCZ43D03
ECM repalced and reprogramed that was it what made no sence is that everything started a simple trans service at a quick lub place???
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Coolant level VIN: 5TFDV54108
Only thing I could find on this vehicle was the crusty stuff coming from the water pump, come to find out from the customer that he dumped in some radiator stop leak and apparently that stopped it from leaking and now he does not want to replace water pump.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Shifting VIN: 3VWDD41C51
Folks!!! This car is down the road!!! A GREAT THANKS to Mark from Massachusetts, I followed exactly what you stated, then the next step was to drive vehicle as to all adaptations re-learn, some 60 miles on stop and go traffic and highway driving, next morning ...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC Light On VIN: 3VWCK21C14
Thanks to all those who replied. Dave was right on with this one, as the only code that I was getting was for an inoperative brake light switch (the brake lights did not work either). Replaced the brake light switch, cleared the codes, and so far the EPC lamp ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTL7AJ0A
HELLO AND THANKS FOR ALL HELP I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO GET THIS CAR BACK YET BUT WAS TOLD THIS TEMP SENSOR IS THE ONE RT AFTER THE TURBO ? ANOTHER HAD A GOOD IDEA TO DICONNECT THEM ONE AT A TIME AT THE FIREWALL WHILE WATCHING THE SCANNER. A VW REP SAID IT HA... Trouble codes: P0544 (sensor for exh temp G235 faulty), P2463 (diesel particle filter excessive soot).
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