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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Unknown VIN: WAULC68E43
Hi, I have an audi quattro 1.8t turbo. I completed a timing belt and water pump and it runs and starts perfect except I noticed a loud fluttering when I accelerate and let off the gas, it is coming from the intake. Im not sure it was there prior to the work bu...
2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E48
car came to the shop with code p0016 cam/crank correlation problem or code 000022 and sluggish on take off. we checked the timing belt marks. all good. we decided to pull the back cover and check the variable timing chain on the back of the cylinder head. We f... Trouble codes: P0016
1998 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L brakes VIN: JHLRD1860W
Taught it was leaking internally. Same symptom, got brakes just acts like it's leaking, gradually fades to floor. No external leaks. I'm thinking that its leaking in abs hydraulic unit. when bled there, brake fluid went to hood, so I know I have good pressure ...
2004 Kia Optima LX 2.4L Speedometer VIN: KNAGD12634
Has no DTC in any modules, Can see the output and input speed sensors and VSS sensor. They don't drop out when it happens.
1990 Mazda B2600 LE-5 2.6L Stall VIN: JM2UF6145L
Vehicle came into shop with no exhaust and an oil leak. I determined that the cylinder head gasket was leaking oil and the exhaust needed replacing from the cat converter back. I replaced the exhaust and replaced the cylinder head gasket. when I went to start ...
2008 Mazda 3 S 2.3L vibration/click VIN: JM1BK34468
this vehicle has an intermittant severe steering wheel vibration above 40 mph usually occuring after slowing down at highway sppeds (example slowing down for highway tollbooth). also very intermittantly vehicle will exhibit a clicking noise with rotation as it...
2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 3.8L Wheel Sensors VIN: 4A4JN2AS7B
Hi, this is for Mitsubishi guys!. Please if you can supply me the wiring diagram for the ABS system. I have lost 2 abs sensor, but do not know which ones. Local Mitsu dealer does not sell this model, does not have info. Specially the ABS module connector pin o...
1988 Pontiac Fiero GT 2.8L Timing/Runability VIN: 1G2PG1199J
When I first got the to work on it ran but not very well. It would fall flat on its face when throttle was applied. Have been trying for days to get car to start and have not had any luck. Can not find any good info on where my timing marks are suppose to be f...
2004 Volvo S40 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: N0TAVE1LAB
Hi fellows: I have a problem with this well taken care volvo. has a misfire under load in cylinder #3.Fuel pressure is good. I swap injectors #1 and #3 with no difference. Replace coil #3 with a beru coil , 4 spark plugs ( nkg iridium), the wires (volvo) with ... Trouble codes: P0303, P0300, P0300

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1998 Chevrolet Tracker 1.6L high idle/timing VIN: 2CNBJ1867W
First, thanks for the helpful replies, I really appreciate the support. The problem with this one was unusual. I had checked the emission control label against the vacuum routings and all vacuum circuits were normal. Finally, we had the customer bring down ...
1999 Chevrolet S10 2.2L SIR system VIN: 1GCCS1440X
Thanks everyone for the help. It turned out, all connections were good. The CPA connector was functioning as it should. I had continuity through out all the wires. The SIR indicator was also functioning as it should. So i then went the initial problem, the IPC...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP45X41
Well thank you guys for all the replies and sorry for the delay. This car came to me from another shop that had the motor built at yet another shop. So the final words is the cam timing was off by about 135 degrees. I was able to get some help to come to my sh... Trouble codes: P0301 (p0302-), P0302 (p0303-), P0303 (p0304-), P0304.
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling Fan VIN: 1FAFP53U53
The vehicle has not returned since the installation of the new brake relay for the cooling fans. It seems that most feel the cause is in the fans although I do not know for sure. If the vehicle returns I will change the cooling fans. Thanks to everyone for the...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45P54
Turned out to be wiring harness damage about 12" from the pcm.Remember, this was an E van not F truck so the harness routes different (ficm is on left inner fender) The code p2552 seemed to be effect not cause. The crank sensor sheild wire had rubbed through t... Trouble codes: P2552 (FICMM monitor circuit fault).
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L 4R75W 4x4 Trans VIN: 1FMFU18566
Sorry for the delay in closing this request but it's been a very busy summer at my shop. After checking everything electrical I quit procrastinating and pulled the unit for further inspection. Jeffery hit the nail on the head about a crack in the forward clu...
2007 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMFU19557
First of all thanks to all your inputs, all were very valuable, it gives me cofidence that we were in the right track, little summary: Fuel Injectors were again removed from vehicle and put into the ASNU fuel injector lab/machine, found 2 injectors with lower ...
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L AC Clutch engagement VIN: 2FABP7BV1A
First of all the car is fixed. I did not personally fix the car. It is a police car and I was going on vaction. They needed it fixed before I was coming back. To answer some of your questions I did bypass the low pressure switch, there was no computer trouble ...
2006 GMC Savana 3500 6.6L Cooling Systems
at this time customer not concern with cooler weather around the conner.he said may fix in the spring or trade in on gas box truck. thanks for the help.
2006 Kia Rio 1.6L instrument cluster VIN: KNADE12386
The vehicle fixed itself! I removed the gauge cluster and checked for power and ground as per the replies I received. Everything checked ok so I put it back together and it worked. I do not have any explanation as it is a low mileage car in a very dry climate ...
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L Rack and Pinion VIN: 4JGBF22E78
Thanks to all which have replied. We ordered a new Rack and Pinion from the dealer and installed it. All went well and truck is running since one week. We removed "input-shaft" and we did NOT damage the seal or o-ring on the old rack, Maybe it was just bad luc...
2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L plug replacement VIN: WP0AB29941
Thanks to Keith and Frank who gave me the specific info I asked for. The tailight assemblies need to come off, then the rear bumper, rear wheelhouse liners, then both intercoolers. Then the heat shields at rear and both sides can be removed. worst part of the ...
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