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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
after head job,car wont run.starts and quits.have to pull up on fuel distributor plate to get to run at 2000 rpm.timing dead on.compression good,fuel pressure good.when loosen off lines at fuel distributor no fuel coming out. but fuel pressure good. not sure w...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5346Y
car came in with a serious misfire scaned the car code 242 plus multiple misfire cleared code only code po305 returns replace sparkplugs and boots now car only misfires on cold start ups on cyl 5 also swapped coils,injectors and check injector pulse when miss ... Trouble codes: P0305
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2010 Ford Escape XLT 2.5L vehicle
v ehicle vibrates at 50 mph and continues until 60mph,this is a fleet vehicle so i'm able to swap parts from another vehicle.so far we have swapped the wheels and drive shafts.no change..
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2012 Ford Kuga 3.0L Battery
Intemitent won't start battery flat at time of tests no current draw happens once a month randomly.
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1996 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality
Ok guys here goes. This vehicle sat in a gaurage for over four years. I have drained and flushed the tank instaled new fuel filter. Replaced plugs and wires and fueled with chevron mid grade fuel with a little sea foam. Drove the vehicle over the week untill e...
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2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no communication VIN: 1N4BA41E54
I'm wondering if anyone has had a similar issue with one of these and knows whether or not the modules are prone to failure. As of right now I suspect I have a defective used replacement, which may have had the same issue I have and resulted in the car being s...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT 1.8L Surge, stuck acceleration VIN: JTDDR32T0Y
hello, This is my brothers car. Problem has been happening intermittently for months, maybe even more than a year. There is a occasional phantom acceleration. It will happen when driving for a short time and then take off on its own. He says he has to break ha...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Heater VIN: WVWRH63B14
Hi All This 2.8L Passat came into the shop two weeks ago with no heat. I have seen this before and usually it is a plugged heater core. It was. Back-flushed CLR through heater core and got a lot of brown sludge and some sand like product. I need to mention th...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Unknown VIN: 5UXFB33503
Thx you all specialist out there,I'm pretty shore this ABS module is go to take care of the problem I'm trying to get the customer back in to do the repair and he saying this is his only was of Transportion & my time is running out. But just wanted to thanks...
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2004 Chevrolet Classic (Car) LS 2.2L No Start VIN: 1G1ND52F84
WELL THIS THING HAUNTED ME FOR A WHILE.I TRIED A CRANKSHAFT SENSOE AND NEW PIGTAIL,AFTER I HAD THE CAR FOR DAYS,AND IT DID NOT ACT UP FOR ME.I FIGURED THE SENSOR DID NOT COST THAT MUCH,SO I'D GIVE IT A SHOT.WRONG!!! IT FINALLY GAVE ME A CLUE WHEN I LEFT THE VE...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No crank
Thanks to everyone that help me with advice . It was a wire touching ground in the intake manifold bolts the ten millimeters . Apperently they put intake gasket and they put the wrong bolt in the wrong place . The air filter tube was putting pressure in top o...
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2005 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJX011T95
Thanks to everyone who replied! The fix for this one turned out to be a new crankshaft position sensor. I never did get the car to stall for me. I tried cleaning the throttle body, as some of you mentioned (Hey, it's free) and after a couple days the ownwer ...
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2005 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5L threads for head bolts in cylinder block
Thank you for all of your replies. Unfortunately, i fell into the "wrong parts" trap and masde the BIG mistake of not checking my new head bolts against the old. I don't care how long you've been in this game (20 + years for me), but every so often you get b...
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