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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L front suspension
customer came in with the front suspension completely dropped, found right front air spring damaged, once we replace the air spring was hoping the suspension would activate. There is no respose from the compressor, but if we put power to the pump it will activ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Brake Hydraulics VIN: 5UXFB53545
HEY FELLOW BMW TECHS. THIS IS A GOOD ONE. VEHICLE CAME IN WITH THE BRAKE PEDAL GETTING HARD AND ECESSIVE PEDAL EFFORT TO STOP CAR IN REVERSE AFTER APPLYING THE BRAKES TWICE. PARKING LOT MANUVERS. ALSO BRAKE PEDAL WOULD FADE AND SINK TO THE FLOOR. REPLACE MASTE...
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1993 Buick Century Special 3.3L No Start VIN: 1G4AG55N7P
This vehicle will not start no fuel. fuel pressure is at factory spec's 44.psi. I'm getting an injector pulse but it seems weak. If I pressurize the fuel system and unplug an injector and ground the ground side of the harness which fires the injectors and drai...
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2001 Buick Century Limited 3.1L IP cluster
customer complained for the past 2 month PRNDL and odometer light does not work 75% of time Was not working when I first looked at it started to remove trim panel and it came on but dim. removed ip cluster and found no visabale problem with it or the plugin or...
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 LS 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GBJG31R3Y
I have a problem, I am not sure what. Symptom was vehicle idling rough at times. Code was set for lean bank 2. I watched the scanner, and thought this was easy. The voltage on Bank 2 Sensor 1 would jump intermittently to 4 millivolts, and then back up to norma... Trouble codes: P0174 (Lean Bank 2)
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LS 3.4L 1-2 2-3 3-4 4-5 shift VIN: 2CNDL13F67
This equinox flares 1000 to 2000 rpms between every shift but does not slip once engaged... We have drained and refilled it to the proper level win dex vi fluid and included a bottle sea foam trans tune, but it still has the same symptoms ... No codes ... Lean...
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1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.2L Unknown VIN: 3B7HC13Y8V
NO fault codes, engine will not start, cranking BUT NOT START, YOU hit the gas and START faster, turned off the truck and restarts QUICKLY BUT let it rest a while and NOT START UNTIL YOU WORK hit the gas and NORMAL, TO GET TO A STOP, THE TRUCK STOPS.
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2002 Dodge Durango SLT 5.9L car will NOT go into PARK VIN: 1B4HS48Z62
No codes, vehicle drives ok just w/ High Shift points can't put into park what am I overlooking?
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2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FAFP53U53
Brake relay for cooling fans fail. The fans draw 9.5 amps. When new relay is in it will last for several weeks. During that time period everything works correctly
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2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP37303
I did the evaporatoron this 03 ford focus 2.0L and right before it was about to leave the shop customer ask to check this rattlin noise comming near the drive belt area, took drive belt off & remove engine mount near it,started engine and the noise faded away,... Trouble codes: P2195
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L compressor clutch VIN: 1HGCM56633
This is for Honda guys.I work on quite a few hondas.Have replaced several ac clutch coils for being open and had no problems.I replaced one on this 03 accord for ac inop,had voltage to coil,checked coil with meter,open circuit like the others I've had.Replaced...
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1979 Jeep CJ5 4.2L Brake pedal
If you let the vehicle sit without pressing the brake for less than a minute when you do press the brake it goes almost to the floor and the vehicle starts to slow down but doesn't stop. If you let up and push it back down again quickly the pedal is solid, doe...
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2006 Kia Rio 1.6L instrument cluster VIN: KNADE12386
Vehicle sat for one week. When it was started up there was no gauge function. Mil light on. Scanned with Ease and it could not communicate with vehicle. Checked fuses - good. Checked iatn and identifix - nothing found. Low mileage vehicle with no prior issues....
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2002 Pontiac Bonneville SLE 3.8L final drive vibration VIN: 1G2HY54KX2
any input would be greatly appreciated
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2005 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 5.3L Misfire VIN: 1GNEC13Z25
Muito obrigado para o especialista aconselha. Vocês são fantásticos. That's Portugease for "Thank you very much for the expert advise. You guys are fantastic." Once again the help I received from IATN not only met expectations but far exceeded expectations. Th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
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2010 Ford Focus SEL 2.0L Not sure-diesel focus. VIN: AFAUXXMJDU
Still haven't fixed it:( Put an adaptor on glow plug Wirring and watched glow plug operation - ok. Also put a other adaptor to watch the crank angle sensor but it hasn't played up yet. Part of the issue is finding the time to work on it, and also reproducing t...
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2011 Ford Fiesta S 1.6L Dura shift/bluetooth VIN: 6FPAAAJGAT
1-Got some great info from this site and educated the customer about dura shift . 2- Educate customer about bluetooth, generally it's a phone compatible issue. 3-With the outer body molds I've found a waxy product that's waterproof and Dosent leave mar...
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1996 GMC C1500 Sierra SL 5.7L Cuts out, Misfire, VIN: 2GTEC19R8T
Guys I want to thank everybody for there input and incite. The final fix turned out to be timing chain & gears. They were wore out as much as a set could be and still intact. Installed new set and all things are back to predictable for a 96 vortec. Any additio... Trouble codes: P0307.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Missfire Code VIN: WDBRN40J13
pulled plugs and did a leak down test cold ,,, everything seemed fine across the board ,, suggested to customer it might be a sticky lifter ,, he said he would do better on his oil changes thank you for the responces
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L camshaft VIN: WDC1641862
I have booked car in for thursday to strip down and take a look. The dealer said they wanted to strip vehicle and check at a cost of nearly £2000. With our labour rate we more than half that.The cost of shaft new chain and guide is £200, and has to come from G...
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1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L Emissions VIN: 1G2NE52E4X
The owner of the car decided to take a conditional pass on her E test as apposed to me trying to fix the problem. Thanks for all your help. Wish I could post a fix because it really bothers me when I start something and the customer won't let me finish, kind o...
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2001 Toyota MR2 Spyder 1.8L cylinders 2 &3
Based on the replies & testing, the cust has decided to replace engine with reman unit. Thanks for all the help.
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L backpressure sensor VIN: 3VWRL7AJ8A
We replaced the back pressure valve that is mounted in the middle of the cylinder toward the firewall. So far the light has stayed out.
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