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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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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L engine, idle VIN: 2G1WN52M1S
Hi. Big problem. Vehicule runs for 2-3 minutes, starts a rough idle, and then stalls. fuel pressure 40 psi, raise to 45 when rough idle, seems like no injector pulse. Unable to retreive dtcs. OBD connector with 2 pins. Jumped 2 pins and no flash from engine li...
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1994 Dodge Stealth R/T 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JB3AM54J5R
this one is working on me the car came in because it would run down the road and quit untill it cooled down then it would restart and run and then shut down. i scoped the crank sensor and found that the crank sensor was losing its signal.so i replaced the cran...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 5.9L 1-2 shift VIN: 1D7HU18ZX2
I dont normally do trans work but this one is for family so I really appreciate the help .It will not upshift unless you rev it to 3500 rpm or let up on the gas at 2000 .It will not upshift with the lever either.There are no codes stored and the parameters loo...
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2005 Dodge Neon SXT 2.0L extended crank VIN: 1B3ES56C75
I have a 2005 Neon that is setting P0344 a soon as you try to start it, it also seams to have extended crank / hard time starting due to it. Once it is running RPM's are limited. Customer installed 3 aftermarket sensors, so first thing we did was put on OE CMP... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cmp)
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2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTSS34L85
fuel pump will run when ground return at fpdm and start vehicle. tried new fpdm 17-50 ohms at control wire. Trouble codes: 191 (low fuel pressure)
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTPW12516
i work for a private fleet shop and have been struggling to get this truck "right" and would love some advice truck came into shop with a bad misfire on #7 cylinder after some diagnosing i found a broken intake valve spring on #7 and broken timing chain guide...
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2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L harsh shisf in to gear VIN: 1FMEU31K27
oil presure erratic changing 15 lbs to 260 lbs in all ranges withouth toching gass
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2002 Honda Accord EX 2.3L copression VIN: 1HGCG65832
Evening techs, Have this honda that keeps eating valves! Pulled head off two years ago for low compression on no. 2 cylinder- found burnt valve. Replaced valve and did complete valve job, made sure EGR was working correctly and did injector flow test. Everythi...
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1999 Isuzu N NPR 5.7L Hesitation VIN: 4KLC4B1R1X
Help!!! this truck has no power. Feels like a plugged cat, bad air flow meter, dirty air flow sensor, low fuel pressure. It has codes for lean condition 171 & 174. The fleet mechanic replaced distributor, 2 fuel pumps, air flow meter, and substituted a good pc... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
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2007 Lexus LS460 4.6L Mil VIN: JTHBL46F57
Hi Lexus Guys , I need your help and advice in this one. this LS 460 came with lack of power due to closed cat. the new cats is very very costly,so what I did is I canceled the cat amd installed 2 O2 sensor simulation and its work for me in another toyota modi...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Compressor VIN: 1G8AJ58F86
Good morning. Ended up with this 06 Saturn Ion with A/C not working and engine getting hot. Cooling fan and A/C clutch inop. ECT tested withing spec. Checked for 12v power at relay for cooling fan and A/C clutch and is present. Tried jumping relay between term...
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2005 Smart Fortwo .8L not shifting VIN: WMEAJ00F35
i am looking for a wiring diagram for the vehicle
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2009 Toyota Corolla S 1.8L Tpms system VIN: 2T1BU40E79
ok thanks for the help in advance this car has been the biggest pain customer had tires replaced at some other shop then tire pressure light came on then I ended up with it had codes c2121,c2122,c2123,c2124 transmitter id not received (main) I cleared the code...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L steering coupler VIN: YV1LW65F71
One of my Techs is replacing the steering rack. We are having extreme difficulty installing the steering coupler back onto the input shaft of the rack. Does anyone have a "trick" for getting the coupler back on the rack? About a month ago we installed a rebuil...
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2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2G1WW12E43
Well, I tested the egr following alldatas tests for the 5v reference code and it was out of range. I replaced with no change in drive ability. So since the pcm from gm is 400 my cost we opted to get a used pcm and flash it. After that it started running great.... Trouble codes: P0118, P0420, P1635.
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L Cuts out VIN: 3C4FY4BB61
Sorry It took so long,custsomer did need the car.It turned out to be instrutment cluster.Thanks for all the help.JOhn Trouble codes: P1685.
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E1W
Thanks guys for all the input. We did check egr functionality and it was causing a near stall condition when vac was applied. We suspected bad gas because the condition did improve when fresh fuel was added, still think that may be part of the problem. When we... Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353.
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2010 Ford E-450 Super Duty 5.4L Low Alternator output VIN: 1FDFE4FL9A
Hi everyone, just wanted to tell you the vehicle is fixed, it was the alternator, not enough output, I did not get to try the recommendation from Alex to disconnect the regulator connector to see full output because it was finished by another tech on the night...
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2004 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE 5.3L Mechanical VIN: 2GTEC19T34
thanks for every one who replied to me, I got a very helpfull replys, yes guys you are right the 5.3 L hav 4L60 when 6.0 have 4L80 which have ISS so the P0717 must come . what I did is I make reflach with the Hummer 2004 Hummer have 6.0 L with 4L6...
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2011 GMC Sierra 3500 HD SLE 6.0L Data Bus VIN: 1GT423CG6B
Thanks to you guys for your replies! This one ended up needing a new SDM (Air Bag Module) as Mark from Newfoundland had suspected. I learned a lot about network diagnosis on these newer GM pickups from this job, so I'll share some of how we (eventually) diagno...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCM56603
I thank all who responded with helpful info. I took the oil pan down and found the tensioner for the oil pump chain broken. Also the dual gear for the timing chain and oil pump has a dowl pin as part of the gear, this was broken off. Waiting for the test resul... Trouble codes: P0011.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Lifters VIN: SALTW16413
HI all sorry it took so long to close this post. After searching around it definately sounds like a cylinder sleeve or piston noise. Cooling the block seems to quiet noise almost instantly. Unfortunately i wont be able to fix this one as it is not in the budge...
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2001 Subaru Outback VDC 3.0L Water Pump VIN: 4S3BH89691
HEY GROUP I DOUBLE CHECKED MY WORK, LIKE HOSES, THERMOSTAT, RADIATOR CAP, HEATER CORE, OPERATION OF THE FANS,FAN SENSOR (SWITCH)COOLANT, ALL LOOK GOOD. AFTER ALL THAT MOST SUGGESTED TO REPLACE THE RADIATOR, IT IS SUPPOSEDLY A COMMON ISSUE ON THE H6. THE OLD RA...
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2008 Volkswagen Beetle SE 2.5L airbag system VIN: 3VWFG31C68
Thanks for the 4 responses I received. Suggestions were checking for damaged wires, replace connectors to the seat and the possibility of another system causing the problem. Don, the code comes back quickly after trying to clear. I did a hard reset and code wa...
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