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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L exterior lighting VIN: 1FMZU73E43
I got this Explorer in because of headlights rapidly flashing on and off. Also interior lights would not shut off unless turning panel dimmer to off. I found broken wire in door to body harness on drivers door. That problem was fixed. Now...the headlights. I f...
1990 Mitsubishi Minica .657L Cam Timing
Hello all, I have a 1990 Mitsubishi Minica Toppo (right-hand drive from Japan) that I need to find engine mechanical timing specs. for. This car came to me with the engine removed from the vehicle, & completly disassembled. The parts were in a box in the rear...
2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8L M.A.F. Sensor
Used 3 different M.A.F. Sensors all new. Still showing same code and the fix. I am leaning toward the wiring harness. Vehicle will idle but that is it. It will not accelerate. I have checked Fuel Injector Pulse, Spark Control, and vacuum. All Ok. Fuel Pressure...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L No Start VIN: 1N4BA41E74
hi fellow Techs,happy holidays to all,Need your help on this nissan maxima that has left me sleepless for the past week.Vehicle came in with the transmission in Failsafe mode,Trans oil was burnt Badly,also had camshaft codes accompanied by a long crank to get ...
2006 Toyota RAV4 3.5L transfer case VIN: JTMBK33V86
customer arrived with broken(split like a socket with slices at 3,6,9,12 o'clock) transaxle differential gear output shaft.this is female to the transfer case but extends out several inches from the transaxle,then fits over the male splines coming out of the t...

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2007 Audi A4 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAF78E47
Thank you, gentlemen, we've got this thing squared away. The purge valve was the crux of the problem. I'm still amazed at how cheap this part is, and that it affects so many systems! We replaced the valve, and drove the car about 80 miles with no incident, ... Trouble codes: P0455 (EVAP system large leak detected - MIL ON), P0300 (Random Multiple Misfire - Intermittent), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire detected - Intermittent), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire detected - Intermittent), P1093 (Bank 1 Fuel Measuring System 2 - Malfunction - Intermittent).
2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Cyl 1 VIN: 2G1WW12E7Y
I want to start by saying thank you all for your advice. Well, the car is fixed I change the camshaft sensor which control the number 1 position, I found that the number one wire was bad. I also re gap all the spark plugs. did a compression test found all the ...
2003 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D4GP24293
I received some very helpful replies. It's unfortunate that the customer has yet to return the vehicle to me. Once they do that I will be posting more information and hopefully the fix as well. Thanks again to all that took the time to reply. Trouble codes: P0456.
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L Drone Noise VIN: 1FAFP34361
Thanks once again to all that replied! As a couple of members suggested it was indeed the serp. belt tensioner! Replaced it along with the idler and belt and all is well. Again ,Thanks and Happy Holidays to all!
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14585
Well this one seems to be fixed, our scope is broken so we haven't had the ability to check the cam sensors but im sure we would have seen what I was thinking in the first place. We were lucky enough to get another 5.4 here the next day and I stole the cam sen... Trouble codes: P0011 (Intake Cam Timing over advanced bank 1), P0012 (intake cam timing over retarded bank 1), P0021 (intake cam timing over advanced bank 2).
2004 Honda Civic EX 1.7L Charging VIN: 1JCEM22064
Sorry about the delay in getting to the fix waiting for the customer to return. Lots of good ideas (of course) as some said I checked the voltage at the back of the alt, drop tested the neg and pos side of the alt while it was under load, both under .1 volt. T...
2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Monitors VIN: YV1VS29521
Thanks to all that replied. Rogee hit it on the head. For whatever reason this Volvo would not set the monitors with the scan tool connected. I performed the drive cycle with nothing plugged in to the DLC and the monitors finally set. Thanks again.
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