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2008 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Variable timing VIN: WAUDF78E48
This was dropped off on Saturday-a little before closing time with check engine light on, found code p0011 which is equivalent to audi 000017 for cam over advanced. I removed the variable timing solenoid and it ohmed at 10.4 ohms. I plugged it in with the sole...
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L terminal 15
This car came in on a flatbed. When key is inserted and turned nothing powers up. Battery is fully charged and cables are in excellent shape. Autologic tech support suggested replacing the CAS module. I replaced it and programed but nothing. I called back and ...
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1993 Eagle Talon ES 2.0L Misfire VIN: 4E3CF44E9P
Hi all in IATN land. I have a real stubborn one here. Came to me from another shop. Many of the parts listed had been replaced befor it got hear. I have repaired all but one issue. There is a hard intermittent chop at idle and at cruise. Feels and sounds like ...
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1965 Ford F-100 Pickup 3.9L coil
I need to get it running so I can sell it. There is no license or registration on it. I need to talk to an old ford technician so I can find the VIN number so I can apply for a lost title.
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1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FALP42D0R
This is a long one, thanks in advance for your help. 1994 Mustang Cobra 5.0, 47,00 miles failed emmisions for HC-507 ppm at idle failed, high idle 89 ppm passed. CO% 1.2 idle and high idle. Vehicle had all original parts, wires, O2's even the belt, has since h...
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1997 GMC Yukon SL 5.7L Oil Pump VIN: 3GKEK18R6V
This my personal truck, with 247,000 mile on it. After installing a new GM crate motor (due to rotted out head gaskets) there is buzzing type noise from the oil pan/pump area. The noise is loudest at at the bottom of the oil pan. After initial cold start and...
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1991 Honda Civic DX 1.5L Eacv VIN: 2HGED6350M
This car has been well maintained. While driving it recently I noticed that it would surge frequently at idle. In my experience that problem on these older Hondas is usually caused by a dirty electronic air control valve (EACV). So I removed the EACV but I do ...
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2002 Lexus LS430 4.3L No Start VIN: JTHBN30FX2
One for you Lexunators. Got this '02 LS430 that has low fuel pressure. I was called in to check for electrical problems. Fuel pump had already been replaced. I found no communication with pcm. Found ignition relay bad, got communication back with relay replace...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No interior dash lights or counsle lights VIN: WDBLJ70G82
I have a customer who recently purchased a 2002 Clk 430 on ebay when customer received car the vehicles radio said code and the interior dash lights do no work IE the instrument cluster Speedo, gas, rpms etc, the heater controls do not light up, the center cou...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: 3VWCB21C91
Ok techs ! I posted this help post before and was unable to comment on some of the great help that I got, so I closed it and am currently still trying to diagnose the problem. Being on flat rate I have to shuffle my cars around all day and only have so much ... Trouble codes: P1570 (Start block), P0267 (Injector short to ground 3 intermitent), P0270 (Injector short to ground 2 intermittent), P1425 (Evap purge short to ground intermittent), 17525 (Heater circuit bank 1 sen. 2 short to ground), P0606 (Internal control processor fault intermite)
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L rear hatch VIN: WBADP6342Y
Thomas you were right on! the fuel door motor was bad replaced the fuse and unplugged the fuel door motor and all is well. I was kinda thinking broken wires, but only the latches didn't work all the lights and wiper worked and when I squeezed the open button o...
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1996 Chevrolet Blazer 4.3L cy #6 P0306 VIN: 1GNCS13W0T
It was the spider under the upper plenum. I asked the customer to come back to measure fuel pressure leak down after the key is turned off. It went from 60 to 20 in less than 10 seconds. I pulled the air plenum off of the throttlebody. There was a strong o...
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2001 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2CNBJ13C31
Well several good ideas too think about but this one had the issue hide on me first time I scoped the cam/crank sensors. So I finally got it to miss good and consistently and one trick for all you diag guys, if its missing and you have same oe similar model di...
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1999 GMC C3500 Sierra SL 7.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1GDKC34J9X
this became a two part fix but to sum it up dis cap was the skip the first cap was a gm cap that we replaced when we installed the engine. The cap i replaced it with was a duralast cap and rotor from autozone who could have guessed that. the second part was o2... Trouble codes: P0141, P1133.
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2004 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L powertrain VIN: 1GKDT13S34
hi guys, thanks for your feedback and did cylinder leak down and #5 cylinder has 5%, and others has nearly nothing. did a compression test and #5 cylinder has 190psi and highest is 205psi. seems ok. perform a injector balance too and all injectors results equa...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L high idle VIN: JHLRD78493
Thank you for all the responses.The problem was with tps and voltage being to high and iac sticking.replaced throttle body and car is fix no high idle problems.Was able to get used one at third of price of new one.would of like to use new one but customer requ... Trouble codes: P0123.
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2008 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Clutch VIN: 2HGFG21578
Thanks to everyone! I am not sure if I found the exact cause of the vibration but I took a mixture of everyone's advice. I replaced the flywheel and clutch assembly with a oem setup. The machine shop pulled the guide pins out of the flywheel to turn it. I not...
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2003 Saturn Vue 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5GZCZ43D53
FOUND UNMETERED AIR LEAKING THROUGH BAD INTAKE MANFOLD. REPLACED MANIFOLD AND VEHICLE STARTS AND RUNS EXCELLENT, NO MORE SERVICE LIGHTS ON. Trouble codes: P1514 (Airflow to tp sensor correlation high).
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2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Evap VIN: 2T1BR32E35
Thak you to all who have took time to post to help me on this problem. I have done almost all the advice mentioned to me with no luck. The good new's is the monitors ran a successfully test on the EVAP system and lasted long enough to have the customer go thru...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L engine
Thanks to all who responded. Sorry about the delay in getting back to this request. Finally got car to shop from out of town. Pulled several camshaft codes including P0343 (high signal). Apparently the problem was intermittent. I would have thought that if it ...
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