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1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L fuel pump
Hi,I have a 1999 a8,towed in with a no start,cranked ok. Checked fuel pressure,has none,found pump siezed,service writer decided to sell pump only,I wanted complete assembly did not want to do this job twice.Anyway put the fuel pump in now vehicle starts then...
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2004 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Power Steering System VIN: WUARL48H34
Customer complain of hard steering assist at all speeds for over 1 year or so. Service writer at the Audi dealer said he need power steering pump. It may be right or, may be just an attempt to qualify the customer? Fluid is clean and at correct level. PLEAS ...
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1997 Buick Riviera 3.8L Stall VIN: 1G4GD2216V
Good morning everyone, i have this 97 riveria here, originaly came in as a crank no start, was able to get it to start after long crank. It had a bad misfire on cylinder #3 found injector stuck wide open causing fuel pressure to drop instantly when car is off ...
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1968 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 6.5L Vent VIN: 138678B166
Hi all in IATN land. Need some help with this Chevelle restoration. The customer has supplied me with the ball vents for the AC which this car did not have. I purchased a dash bezel with the AC cut out but there seems to be a plastic filler that goes on before...
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2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNES16S63
Sets code p1345 - cam/crank position correlation. Problem is intermittent, happens every couple of days according to customer. Freeze frame data shows it happens 8-9 seconds after engine start up cold - CTS shows 46 deg. Desired cam pos. and actual cam positio... Trouble codes: P1345
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2004 Chrysler Sebring Touring 2.7L Loss Of Coolant VIN: 1C3EL55R54
is this still a possible head gasket leak?
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2008 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L No Start VIN: 2A8HR44H78
This is my wife's van (the tough ones always are!). Some times for no reason it will crank but not start. It could act up after sitting several hours or just a few minutes. There never has been any codes stored ever. There is no pattern to this issue. It could...
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2008 Chrysler 300 (Car) LX 2.7L 1-2 shift VIN: 2C3KA43R38
I cannot check the fluid level or condtion as there is no trans dip stick for this car.It has a plug only where the dip stick goes and appears factory.The concern is a hard shift when cold.I found a bulitin on mitchel,but it stated it's refernece to a 300 with...
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2002 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L No Start VIN: 3B7MC36632
Vehicle towed in for no start. Changed fuel filter, it was pretty nasty, and changed fuel pump relay. vehicle would start and run for a few seconds then stall. Waited a while and tried again. Vehicle started a idles fine, however cannot get rid of codes p1688 ... Trouble codes: P1688, P0251, 00594
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Truck 5.9L torque convertor, flex plate and bolts VIN: 3D7MU48C03
Truck has came in with transmission making a loud noise when running. Removed inspection cover found 3 ears broken off the torque convertor and 1 bolt holding it in. Flex plate elongated holes. We torqued to spec last time, I do not remember the exact spec the...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck Laramie 4.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HU18N43
complaint, wouldn't run over 60 mph on highway, poor idle.upon inspection wouldn't start. checked fuel-45 lb, checked firing -ok .finally got started. runs good for first 3 minutes...then stalls, runs rough.scan test poo38 for bank 1 sensor 2 oxygen sensor = r... Trouble codes: P0038, P0522, P0700
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1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L performance VIN: 3FAKP1135X
I have a this zx2 that we got car ran fine parked it for a few days went to start it and it a ted as if the timming belt had broke free spining. Checked the belt.it was tight pulled the valve cover and the intake valves would go.down but return. So i pulled th...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L no start VIN: 1FTNF21P73
Truck came in as a no start. Customer replace both fuel filters. I check it with the scanner and could not get into the FICM. Order the FICM put it in and flash the controller and still no start but was able to read data. Had 48.volts and cam and crank in sync...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P75
Hey yall, i want to start by saying i am new to diesels. i have taken a few classes so i have the basics but when it comes to working on them i am very new. when i get the chance i take a lunge and try my best to fix anything. so bare with me. about a week ago...
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2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No start VIN: 1FTPW145X7
Hi friends this car come to my workshop with no start condition, check with vcm ids no comunication with pcm, make network test and says pcm fail, i check for grounds and battery voltage to pcm seem to be ok, check for voltage at can and have 2.48 volt and 2.5...
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1996 Honda Civic EX 1.6L compressor VIN: 1HGEJ8148T
So I recently tried to turn my AC since its starting to warm up on the west coast. I flicked my AC on and after 10 min of driving I finally notices the air not blowing cold. Once parked I asked a relative to flick the AC button while I checked for the compress...
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2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Power Locks VIN: 1J4GW58N01
Drivers power lock switch (master switch assembly) just clicks rapidly when pushing lock or unlock. Passenger lock switch is also inop but does not even click when operating. Door module communication with Drb is intermittant. Rechecked all pass through door w...
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1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2MEFM74W2W
Looking for some input on this 98 Grand Marquis. The condition experienced is a rough idle and surge on cold start. The colder it is the more noticable the condition. Fuel pressure is good. No codes set. Fuel trims show high when cold but drop to normal when e...
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1996 Nissan Pickup XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6SD11Y7T
Truck came in with MIL on, eratic idle-smooth at 900 rpm and would slowly get rough droping to around 600, then go back to smooth idle at 900. Also on cold start, speed sensor does not work for about the first mile and then works fine. Reading on scan tool dat... Trouble codes: P1130 (Manufacturer controlled fuel and air metering)
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2008 Nissan Versa S 1.8L shifter linkage
This is a stick shift tranny and it has 2 shift cables.I can't get one of the shifter cables off the lever.Alldata shows you the 3 step procedure on 1 of the cables but nothing on the other.With both made of plastic,I don't want to break them. The one I got of...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3EF45E3X
Car was driven in,owner stated that a mass air flow sensor was installed to correct the problem of engine stalling after hard acceleration and a sudden slow down.Once stalled eng was hard to restart.Check eng light on p0171 & p0300.smoked check of intake found... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171, P0133
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2008 Toyota KDH 201 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Hi friends. I got 3 problems here please be kind to advice me! Please tell me how to fool dpf monitoring system without removing the dpf filter.dpf pressure sensor has 2 hose's can i connect two hose's together?will it disable dpf monitoring. if it works this ... Trouble codes: P2002 (DPF below efficiency thresholdPlugged dpf filter)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L lack of power VIN: 3VWSE69MX3
Hello fellow VW tech's. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. This car ended up becoming mine after the customer found ou that the cylinder head needed replaced from the camshaft siezing up in it. Now it is my problem. I found a junk yard head with 65...
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1997 Cadillac DeVille 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1G6KD52Y8V
Thank you to all. Even though the instrument cluster was sent to BBA Reman in Ma. And returned for warranty repair, it was the cluster that was faulty. After diagnosing in circles, a response from Todd here at the IATN led me to pull the B5 wire, white with gr...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 7.4L torque converter VIN: 1GCGK24JSW
Well, I took the advice of a couple of the replies and had a new distributor installed. That did the trick. I replaced the computer with the original that was in the truck and now have lockup. For whatever reason, GM doesn't lock this converter until 62mph. It...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L P/STEERING Return Line VIN: 2G1WF52E31
I BELIEVE THIS ONE IS FIXED. THANKS TO ALL FOR YOR HELP.I REPLACED THE RETURN LINE WITH GM FACTORY ASSY. AND REPLACED THE PUMP AND RESIVOIR.I USED A HIGH QUALITY FLUID FROM JUSTICE BROS.I THINK THE -20 DEG+ TEMPS WE HAD WERE PART OF THE PROBLEM.
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Communication VIN: 1GCEC14V55
Checked the Serial data signal at the DLC connector and pin 2 was a constant 1.2 volts. I put the vehicle on the lift and disconnected the 10 pin connector going into the ABS / EBC module. Instantly I heard the radio come on and all the smaller gauges starte...
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2006 Chevrolet HHR LS 2.2L Charging Voltage too high VIN: 3GNDA13D26
Confirmed When the critera for fuel ecomomy mode was met and the BCM put the charging system in fuel economy strategy the alternator would full field. Verified in this exact strategy that the Alternator would glitch and full field. Replaced the Alternator with...
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2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 3.6L Engine Won't turn off!? VIN: 1GNEV33D79
Better bring your lunch to read this one! OK sorry for taking so long to close this as the problem was found the evening of the day I put out this help request but it took several days to get the flooring & carpeting dried out! Michael [...], Kevin PA. ...
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2005 Dodge Durango SLT 4.7L MIL Lamp on
Took Tim's advice and got the smoke pro air complete from RedLine. It's small, lightweight, and comes with all of the accessories you need to do the job. Thanks to all who took time to reply. Allen
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2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FMPU165X5
This truck is fixed I installed a used late 2008 engine the long block is compatible, with the 2005, I got a lot of mixed info on this one no one knows what all the changes are, but ford lists the same part# for 2004 - 2013 5.4 short blocks.
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2006 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Hesitation VIN: 2FMZA51666
another tech threw some wires and a coilpack on it the next day on my day off. and the van never came back yet. thank you for all the help Trouble codes: B1600 (PATS Theft signal not received), P0306 (Cylinder 6 misfire), P0316, P2006.
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT 2.7L immobiliser VIN: KMHHN65F53
Ok guys,thanks for your tip.we cannot put a use bcm .id get a bcm and a ecm from the same car,for the immo learn the same signal.and it work fine.finally.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: KM8SC73E84
Thank you everyone for your input. First thing this morning, I induced a limp mode. (Unplugged the TPS) Sure enough, the brake light switch controls the limp home valve. It idles up when you let off the brakes and idles down when you step on the brakes. I s... Trouble codes: P1193 (Ets limphome-low rpm).
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2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5NPET46F69
Well first i would like to thank everyone for their help with this one. After going over the tsbs from hyundia i still could not seem to get a fix. At this point i made a call to identifix and the tech there told me to ground each oil control solenoid and see ... Trouble codes: P0016 (Crankshaft position-Camshaft position [...] sensor A).
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L windows VIN: SALPV1244T
hello all. This rover is still sitting in my lot. I checked every single wire and they were surprisingly in good health. no corrosion, powers and grounds were right on. I did try another switch pack from another range rover and it did not work so now we ar...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery HSE 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SALTP194X4
Thanks for those members who took time out of their busy schedule to respond. As it turned out the MIL went out after the last time I looked at it. When the vehicle returned the LT fuel trims were -3.9%. I checked for chafing on the harness and on the bulkhead... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 sensor bank 2 sensor 1 no activity), P0174 (Bank 2 system too lean).
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L water pump VIN: 1070441202
THANKS TO EVERYBODY... its just a simple drive gear distributor, vehicle is running... thanks again!!! MORE POWER!!!
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Mechanical VIN: WDBNG70JX1
Thank you guys for all the help I was really stumped and everyones advice helped and it payed off. Once i reset the computer doing the key trick I was able to get the car to run and start idling but the car would idle fine for about 20 seconds and the rps woul...
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1990 Mitsubishi Montero RS 3.0L No spark VIN: JA4GJ41SXL
Thanks For All Your Help It Ended Up Being The ECU Sent It Out For Repair Put It In And It Runs Good. I Hope It Last Going To Keep It For A Few More Days And Run It Before I Give It Back To The Customer
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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Royale 3.8L Intake Manifold VIN: 1G3HN52K5W
I FOUND THE UPDATED UPPER PLENUM KIT WHICH PUTS A THICK CAST SLEEVE IN THE MANIFOLD TO GIVE AIR GAP BETWEEN MANIFOLD AT EGR PORT AND UPPER PLEMUN . IT ALSO HAS A SLEEVE IN THE PLENUM
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