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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7X
Thank you in advance. Car came in with miss and overheating problem and found that the timing belt had jumped a tooth and the the water pump was slipping. I used the Audi/VW tools along with removing the valve cover to ensure the cams were properly aligned. Af... Trouble codes: P1519 (Bank 1 Camshaft Adjustment Malfunction)
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1983 BMW 528e 2.7L No Start VIN: WBADK8302D
This baby is a fire damage to fuel injection for a good customer and I am committed to fix it. Any one has a wiring harness for fuel injection laying around willing to pay anything for it.Thanks
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD332XV
Any information on what was cause of tsb or thoughts of what we may be overlooking or issues seen by others needed Trouble codes: P0335 (Oe code 53..no crank sensor signal)
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Stall VIN: 1GCEK14KXR
We have this truck towed to our shop with a no start.on a truck with this age any thing goes.With tests beyond tests we replaced fuel pump,ign coil,fuel filter distributor,map sensor ,tps switch,fuel pump relay,tried a ecm from a running truck,We have checked ...
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2002 Chevrolet S10 4.3L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCCT19W12
I have one of those vehicle that just won't go away! This S-10 has a misfire that only happens at highway speeds, under a load after the trans shifts into OD. One scan tool is pulling a P0300B and another tool is pulling a P0303. Misfire data shows that the ... Trouble codes: P300, P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
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2004 Chevrolet Colorado LS 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GCDT13664
This problem occurs very intermittently, but seems more frequent in the last couple of weeks. When it decides not to start, it usually occurs after a drive cycle. Customer never experianced any drivability concerns other than no start when problem does occur.i... Trouble codes: C00, 899 (Device voltage low), U1026 (Description unavailable), U1064 (Lost communication with bcm/driver info center), B0005 (In park switch circuitb1420device voltage malfunction), B2960 (Security system sensor data incorrect but valid), B0528
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 5.3L No Start, long crank cold VIN: 1GCEK14X65
Truck has a long crank time after it sits over night it also seems to be the colder it gets the longer the crank time.When this thing does fire it has alot of black smoke and shows misfires on random cylinders senors readings apear to have accurate input but t...
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer SS 6.0L right front wheel VIN: 1GNET13H86
I have an 06 trailblazer with a service tire moniter message. Originally diagnosed as a faulty right front sensor. Replaced sensor preformed relearn procedure and sent home. Customer called next day said message was back. Sure enough RF indicated two dashes. R...
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2008 Chevrolet HHR LT Panel 2.2L steering effort VIN: 3GCCA05D28
The steering effort is not equal left and right while sitting still or driving. The wheel is off center and the vehicle pulls, we have not had the alignment done yet. I would like to do a steering angle sensor calibration but that comes up under ABS, this car ...
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2009 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD LT 6.6L MIL Lamp on, Delayed turn off VIN: 1GBJC84689
This truck has a delayed turn off, you can take the keys out of ignition and it will keep running for at least 15 seconds. Mitchell doesn't give good diagnostics and if i un plug bcm truck dies. Replace bcm and still has same problem.if the tech 2 is pluged in... Trouble codes: B1440 (Ignition mismatch)
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LXi 3.8L Gauges
What I have here is that every time you turn on the turn signal or the emergency flashers, the gauges go crazy. Sometimes they go completely dead. Sometimes they just dance up and down to the beat of the turn signal. Sometimes they do other weird similar stuff...
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2005 Chrysler Pacifica Touring 3.5L Navi VIN: 2C8GF68485
Hi all, this Pacifica is driving us nuts! The Customer had a very minor collision while backing out of his driveway. He cracked the p/s rear talight and dented the quarter. He says after picking the car up from his body shop the navi screen wouldn't come on an...
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2007 Chrysler Sebring 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3LC46K67
Ok need some help on this one.Car cam in with check engine light on.scanned car had codes p0300,315 and 335.replaced crank sensor and had chrystler reflash system to latest calibrations.week later car returned with same codes.check all wiring and connections.H... Trouble codes: P0300 (Missfire detected), P0315 (No crank signal learned), P0335 (Crank sensor circuit)
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1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1B4HS28Y4X
Vehicle has sets codes about every six weeks, had trans code first 2 times. Swapped relays and trans codes were gone and no running problems detected by cust. Vehicle has never acted up while in our shop. Did notice one time while scanning code, the relays wou... Trouble codes: P0204 (Inj 4 control circuit fires improperly), P0208 (Inj 8 control circuit fires improperly)
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2003 Dodge Neon SE 2.0L Computer VIN: 1B3ES26C53
I have this car in for a problem of not starting from time to time, checked all subsystems and all are good, pluged in my geninsys computer in and no comm, also the odo says no bus, the check engine light comes on, and a red light with no indicater lights up a...
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1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FALP74W8T
Hello all, I've just replaced cylinder head gaskets and the timing chain, guides, and tensioners on this vehicle. After completing repairs and attempting to crank the engine over with the ignition coils unplugged(I was wanting to build up oil pressure before ...
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2001 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XL 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FBSS31S81
have a strange problem with this e350. engine runs rough at idle but only when gear selector in is netural or park. in any other gear or under load it runs fine with no mis fire. has anyone come across this problem on one of these fords before? have checked fo...
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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74WX3
We are really suck with this one. It keeps setting a presistent p0171 and p0174 the fuel trims are both positive bank one around +25 bank 2 is around +21. Both get worse when engine is reved up. Bank 1 o2 was slow so I replaced it. I have smoked it several tim... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1 long term around 25), P0174 (Lean bank 2 long term around 21)
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Pass Side Cyd Head VIN: 1FTRX18W33
This new to us vehicle was towed with lots noise from engine, found pass side chain guides broken,replaced both chains,tensioners and guides,came back two weeks later with ticking noise, which was diagnosed as serp belt tensioner,replaced belt/tensioner, custo...
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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...
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2006 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FMYU92Z36
Wondering if any of you Ford guys have had any experience with a 2.3 Escape like this using oil excessively. Customer was in the other day and was down 3 qts. after 1100 miles since we changed the oil. Wasn't even here for that, I just happened to notice the o...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Lighting VIN: 3GTP2VE38B
Does anybody know where to wire in the third brake light for a truck cap . Is there anything to the rear of the truck. thanks for your help.
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Drive-axles VIN: JHLRD18631
Hi Group I have this Honda that has a bad universal joint at the rear end of the main drive shaft to the rear differential.Honda says there is no repair to this and you need to replace the complete drive shaft for big dollars. I know there are after market co...
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2001 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L compressor cycling VIN: 2HKRL18691
Hey Guys, This 01 honda Odyssey compressor is cycling on/off every second. It is not the fron level. I am not sure if these models are having a common electrical problem. It is hard to diagnose as I do not have a good schematic. Any fixes known for this proble...
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2002 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 2-3 shift VIN: 5FNRL186X2
We overhaulded transmission. The van on first ignition cycle of the day slips on the 1-2 shift and has no 5th. After you shut it down and cycle the key you would never know there was a problem with the vehical.Any suggestions Please.
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2000 Jaguar XKR 4.0L primary timing chain VIN: SAJBA42B0Y
This is just an enquiry. How prone is the primary timing chain to jumping and causing engine/valve damage? Also is the primary chain prone to stretch or wear out guides? i am aware of the secondary tensioner failures however does the primary tensioner fail as ...
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2007 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L defroster flaps VIN: SAJWA51A07
Hi Jag techs, I am at a disadvantage on this one. I do not have a scan tool for this vehicle, and not a lot of info. The defroster flaps do not open but other operation seems normal. I took the servo motor off and that works ok. the flap moves but once it is c...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Renegade 2.4L engine temperature VIN: 1J4FK48182
This vehicle keeps seting code P1281 Engine low temp. Sitting idleing the temperature is fine fluctuating from 190 degrees to 225 with fans kicking in and out, as soon as you are on the road at a cruise the temp drops down to 165 degrees F and stays around tha...
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2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7L Starter VIN: 1J8HR48P77
Vehicle came in no crank. We connected scanner and saw several codes. The computer was seeing the request to crank but the starter relay did not respond. The computer continued to see the crank request when the key was in the run position and the accessories s...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Charging VIN: WDBBA48D9J
ok, this benz came in on the hook with a dead battery. replaced battery and alternator. bosch reman. the battery light did not come on with koeo prior to replacements. also noted that brake light and brake pad lights which are next to battery light did not com...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L MIL Lamp on
Morning all...hope your are surviving the holidays. I have one I need some quick help with. It is a transit that was towed in at quiting time with a "no acceleration" complaint. A quick inspection found a brake light switch in-op, so I installed another thinki... Trouble codes: P020E, P0120 (Throttle deflection)
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L PSE module VIN: WDBNG70J25
This 05 MB s430 came in with burned up PSE pump. I ordered new module from dealer. Installed and coded new module. All pse controlled devices are now working properly, but codes b1436-12,15,16 and 17 keep resetting. This morning the battery was dead, however I...
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2006 Mercury Montego Premier 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1MEHM421X6
Hello there I have a vehicle here with a harsh downshift symptom. I found a couple tsbs on the vehicle I sent it to ford had the pcm updated they informed me that the most current update was already done for the TCM. I have also read about a harsh downshift ts...
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2008 Mercury Mariner Premier 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 4M2CU87148
Vibration in gas pedal looked on alldata and mitchell no tsb's no recalls for customer complaint
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 2.0L bucking/jerking VIN: 4A3AK44Y8W
We thought this would be a slam dunk. replaced coil, spark plugs, rear o2 sensor and cleared codes and none came back and it ran flawless until it was fully warmed up then off and on under very light or hard accel it would buck and jerk until you let off gas. ... Trouble codes: P0137, P1391
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1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GS 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4A3AX35G3W
This is my fathers car so have to fix it. He just purchaed it from Florida and it has low miles but appears to have had little maintaining done. first thing I did was replace the timing belt and water pump. Two weeks later it dies when starting. if you hold yo... Trouble codes: P0505
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Air Temp Blend door Motor VIN: 1N4AL21E28
This nissan came to us with a complaint of noisy blend door motors when switched from hot to cold, as well as opposite air temperatures to what the knobs were set to. We replaced the drivers side blend door motor first, fixing the noise. Now here is the proble...
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2006 Pontiac G6 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2ZF55B76
Road test, runs fine. Code p0420-CAT inefficient. Watch data stream and find that cat monitor lazily hangs out around 0.8v regardless of engine speed, load, added fuel. Occasionaly the V will drop to low around 0.2. I know what a cat mon should look like after... Trouble codes: P0420
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED59Z82
hi guys, this car had a bad overheat. We bought rebuilt cylinder heads from Cylinder Heads International and also put the timing belt with everything, pulled oil pan because oil sludge. Car runs perfect just off idle. Accelerates extremely fast! Used factory ... Trouble codes: P0300, P0306, P0304, P0302
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1998 Subaru Forester L 2.5L Oil Pressure VIN: JF1SF635XW
Installed Mechanical Guage. First Of All, Problem Is Oil Light Flickers When Idling When Hot. Anyways, Cold 80 psi And After Running For 10 Mins. Pressure Is Down To 10 psi. Pressure Does Increase To Maybe 40 psi When Revved To Maybe 1500-2000 rpms But No Engi...
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2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L engine VIN: 4S3BH80622
multiple cyl misfires, vehicle wont stay running, high fuel trims. -29.5 while misfiring.
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2000 Suzuki Vitara JS 2.0L Shake at idle VIN: 2S3TE52V6Y
It came in for a poor running/ misfire so we did the spark plug boots and no more misfire. It came back with a intermittent stall condition and found a camshaft code in it. Replaced the sensor and no more stall, but this thing has had a vibration at idle since...
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2002 Toyota Prius 1.5L engine
I had a prius owner come to us after the last shop he went to failed to offer an accurate diagnosis of low compression, and left the customer with a pinched valve cover gasket and a huge mess. This other shop was diagnosing a misfire on cylinder 4 and replace...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
When i remove the cylinder head I had a machine shop recoil the tread for the head bolts. I torque it properly but im now questioning this action. I need help. has anyone run across this problem? Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire Detected), P0304 (Cylinder 4 misrire detedted)
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2005 Toyota Prius 1.5L MIL lamp on VIN: JTDKB20U85
Guys we have a head scratcher here. Toyota Prius 2005 [...] with 142724 miles Car came from another shop having been scanned with a fault P0A7F Battery pack deteriorating. Car has had a light repair collision to passenger front corner but nothing ...
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2009 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8L compression VIN: 1NXBU40E59
hello group, we have this corolla here that has lost compression on cylinder 2, originally suspected a coil because of a intermittant missfire, swapped coil to cyl 1 due to car running flawless at time and for the first time came to the shop misfiring, still o...
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1SZ59H64
howdy all, mostly work on domestics, but at times think i can work on european also, apparently i cant, this 04 volvo came in for a maintenance check up and she said it would cut out at times up hill, overall condition of vehicle is good,i road tested it and i... Trouble codes: P0301
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L trunk open VIN: YV1MS38216
Hello Volvo guru's. The trunk open warning light in the dash computer warning sys. is on. I could not find any switch in the trunk area for it and all data has no info on it. I called the dealer and he said the switch was in the latch and they replace them a l...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L AC compressor VIN: TRUSX28N11
Thanks for the silver bullet answer I needed!Eventually I might be able to understand Audi wiring schematics given enough time but really its unlike anything I have ever seen before.So I admit my shortcomings and extend thanks to the kind people who pointed ou...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L power windows VIN: WAULC68EX4
well, there was a broken wire between the body and the door. It was a small diameter wire. I do not understand how it effected this vehicle the way it did. On my VAG, I looked at the measure vaule blocks of all the switches and they seemd to work properly. It ...
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1999 BMW 750iL 5.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGJ0338X
i would like to thank all you guys for your help all input was greatly appriciated. special thanks to dan from ontario.before i was doing my smoke test with engine warm, this time i did it stone cold!! and found intake gaskets leaking,then warmed up.. no more ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0309.
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1999 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Stall, loses power, stall, VIN: 1G4CU5219X
well, I chose to ignore the input I got. after many hours contemplating while in the 'library', remembered the problems the general had with crank sensors back in early 90's, and changed it. been running fine ever since. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCHK29U82
intake gaskets seemed to sound right. I checked the misfire counters and several cylinders showed small misses. After some arm twisting and the customer looking on the internet he agreed to allow me to change the gaskets. It was about 40 this morning when I...
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCEK19V13
hi all, first i want to thank all who responded. second i need to apologize because my info was wrong. the truck is an 05 not an 03. that will clear up the filter questions. i pulled out the wrong file when i got the vin and info. got some good ideas and sugg... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1993 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) 3.3L pump motor VIN: 1C4GK54R7P
Thank you to all who responded. I believe the dual pump switch is bad. after checking connections and tapping on the switch the pump began to run. It continued working and the customer took vehicle as is. I recommended the switch be replaced. Also there are on...
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1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45XXW
CHECK ALL THE WIRES GOING TO THE COIL ON THE CYLINDER NUMBER ONE PACK AND ALL WAS GOOD SWAPPED COILS AND THE PROBLEM WENT WITH THA [...] COIL AND RETESTED AND ALL WAS GOOD THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP OUT THERE. Trouble codes: P0351.
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1998 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Front Wheel bearings VIN: 1FAFP66L1Y
The overwhelming response was in regards to bearing quality, which could very well be the correct diagnosis. But I found some intriguing stuff regarding it all. Although it would be impossible to prove that this car really IS fixed since it'll take months fo...
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2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4.2L Stall VIN: 2FMZA502X6
Thanks to all that replied we have pulled the trans and sent it out as the pan was full of metal...Again thanks to all and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR
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2001 GMC Savana 2500 5.7L Starting VIN: 1GTGG25R51
well this one is out the door . it turned out to be chaffed wires in the harness at the transmission dip stick . what a job very tight spot . after i repaired the wires and re taped wireing harness i wraped part of a old inner tube around harness and cable tie...
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1995 Honda Civic del Sol S 1.5L No Start VIN: JHMEG1248S
thanks for all the help.replaced ecm and have had no more problems for over a week
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2004 Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0L Front crank seal VIN: KMHDN56D94
Thanks for the help ; Boris [...] was correct. We pulled the oil pan to inspect the oil pressure relief valve, it appeared to be fine. We found a crankshaft thrust bearing in the oil pan. It is great benefit to gain insight from those who "have been there b...
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Air suspension VIN: SAJWA82C65
As most of the replies suggested, I replaced the compressor and relay. Two weeks now-it seems to be ok. I said the front was sinking in my original post, but I realized this was only after lifting it on a rack. Thank You all for your help.
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged 4.2L Engine VIN: SALSH23406
I took a Chance & replace the Mass Air Flow Sensor again,I told my local dealer its a defective sensor,,, I install the new sensor & reset the pcm , I drove the truck last night almost 100 miles & No codes,,,Thanks to everyone for the great respond,,, Greatly...
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2000 Lexus RX300 3.0L transfer case
Thank you all for the replies! If time had allowed I beleive I could have done this without removing the complete assembly, but customer needs it fast! I could not promise him that. He already has a Geo Metro here needing a tcm, and then I had a lot of small s...
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5L Timing Chain VIN: 1N4AL11D92
HI; EVERY ONE. THANKS TO ALL YOU TECH. FOR TAKING TIME TO HELP. THE PROBLEM WAS IMMOBILIZER AND REPROGRAMING THE KEY. THANKS AGAIN
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2009 Nissan Rogue (Truck) SL 2.5L RH seat belt VIN: JN8AS58T59
Ordered and installed another "New" right hand seat belt retracter assy from Nissan and the vehicle is fixed.Thanks for all the help
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF55N0V
Well finally its fixed and down the road. It was the engine computer that went bad. I had read some other post and talk with a few people, also use to work in a Saab salvage yard and most everyone said stay away from trying a computer. They rarely if ever g...
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2002 Saturn Vue 3.0L Compressor Clutch Signal VIN: 5G2C263B12
THANKS AGAIN GUYS. IT WAS THE BLOWER RESISTOR. IT APPEARS THE SHOP REPLACED IT BEFORE IT GOT TO ME BUT I THINK THE DAMAGED WIRING MAY HAVE DAMAGED THE RESISTOR THEY INSTALLED. A NEW DELCO RESISTOR AN ALL SPEEDS WORK AND HAVE COMPRESSOR SIGNAL AGAIN. THE BCM...
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1996 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L Cylinder 1,3 VIN: 4S3BG6853T
THANKS TO EVERYONE , ALMOST ALL SAID THE TIMING WAS WRONG , AND IT WAS , WHEN I INSTALLED THE RIGHT SIDE INTAKE CAM PULLEY I RUINED THE INDEXING PIN AND CAM TIMING WAS OFF , AFTER 30 YEARS AND STILL MAKING DUMB MISTAKES , THANKS FOR GETTING ME BACK ON TRACK MI...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C9W
This one is not fexed but it will run ok as long as it has 1/2 tank of fuel or more. the onwer took it and said he would just keep fuel in it, i think it is the fuel pump but don't know for sure.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Heater Core VIN: WVWAE63B75
Well this car is leaving us. Everybody responded with bleeding through the heater hose. We had done this several times. We reinstalled another thermostat and inspected the water pump. The pump we installed did have the plastic impeller and was an OEM water pum...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L Alternator VIN: 3VWPW31C16
OK, turns out the alternator that Bosch says is supposed to work, does not. The pully on the alt is a clutch type that only holds turning load in one direction. There is an arrow on the alternator case showing which way its supposed to turn. Well, the Bosch...
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