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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L steering rack VIN: WAULT58E53
Hi techs,well this is a first- two posts in one week. anyway I have this rack and pinion job going on, problem is I got the two top bolts out, but to save my life I can't get the the lower bolt out. This is a quattro automatic, 3.0 litre also. I'm hoping there...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L cloumn VIN: WBADD6322V
technician had repaired ignition housing and switch ect and had removed steering wheel at which time steering column had retracted by itself and componants fell to floor of vehicle. Technician is looking for and exploded view of this shaft and mechanism breakd...
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2007 Cadillac DTS L 4.6L rear air lift VIN: 1GEEH06Y67
this is a B9Q chassis - air ride only on rear Have been trying to find reason this car drops the suspension after scanner is shut off. air pump on rear can only be activated with scanner,car will not lift on its own. we have no codes in any control units. hav...
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2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L SEAT: Power- power height motor / actuator VIN: 1GCHK23255
Hello guys, gals... Dealer wants arm, leg and first born to the tune of almost a grand for the entire track / motors, gear train for this vehicle for a single seat !!!. The rear height motor gets frozen up due to what looks like a worn delrin gear. motor has 2...
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2006 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L starter VIN: 1G1AL55F56
hi thanks for any help i may recieve.the car was towed in for no start. found key stuck in the ignition and a dead battery.remover fairly new battery and recharged battery.after install still has no start turn key to start nothing happens. fuel gauge dosen't s...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck ST 4.7L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3D7HU18N42
This began approx 4 to 5 months ago, cust stated truck ran a little rough and cel would come on. I found the four codes for cyl 1,3,5,7, misfire codes however never felt a misfire or rough idle. After this happened 3 or 4 times I started to try and fix it, all... Trouble codes: P0301, P0303, P0305, P0307
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2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, High idle VIN: 1FAFP33P81
hey guys thank you in advance. I just rebuild this 01 focus sohc 2.0 engine and everything went smooth. after starting engine the idle is very high 1800-1955. before rebuild engine seem to idle fine just loud due to the roller lifters tapping. timing seems to ...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L PCM lockout VIN: 1FTRX18L21
Truck came in on hook with crank but no start. Had code P1260 in PCM and code B1602 in PATS (IC). Cleared codes and both codes came back. I have had a few Fords come in this way and was able to clear key codes and then reprogram and fixed them.So I took J2534 ...
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L PCM lockout VIN: 1FTRX18L21
Truck came in on hook with crank but no start. Had code P1260 in PCM and code B1602 in PATS (IC). Cleared codes and both codes came back. I have had a few Fords come in this way and was able to clear key codes and then reprogram and fixed them.So I took J2534 ...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP34P31
I believe I may have a Security issue. Looking for any experts that understand and can explain how they work. It looks like there may be an aftermarket security system also installed under the dash. Anyways - the main symptom I had is that it would always sta...
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14D62
Vehicle came into shop for a list of items and one was check engine light was on. Testing showed a bad PCM and ordered a new one from computer rebuilder. Installed rebuilt computer into vehicle and tried to reprogram keys but no luck. Shipped truck to local Fo... Trouble codes: B1213 (b1602-), B1602
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSX21P86
Vehicle came in as a crank no start. No codes present. Pursued all of the data and had 1400 PSI of ICP. Did the injector buzz test and it passed, did the balloon test and it passed. Determined that the injectors had to be bad. Removed all 8, had them tested an...
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2009 Ford Flex SEL 3.5L Starting VIN: 2FMDK52CX9
i have this flex, sometimes it wont crank, when it wont crank the theft light flashes, most of the time it wont communicate with any modules, when i did have it communicating with the icm it has a koeo code b1260, scanner said it was for electronic insterment ...
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2002 Honda Passport EX 3.2L No Start VIN: 4S6CK58W42
We replaced this engine with a used one and now we are getting no crank and no start. We sent power directly to the starter and the car will start like that. Do we need to get anything reprogrammed? Does anyone have any experience or idea as to why there i...
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2009 Honda Civic Si 2.0L Current draw VIN: 2HGFA55539
We have a Civic with a .5 amp current draw. Remove fuse 23 in under hood fuse block and it is gone. Does not have a hands free link. Looking at wiring diagram and we have pulled about everything except the gauge control module. Has anybody else had this proble...
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2008 Hyundai Tucson GLS 2.0L A/C Pressures VIN: KM8JM12B78
Hi guys and thank you in advance for your help. I have this tucson with the ac only cooling to 55 deg @ cruze and 60deg. @ idle. It has a new system because of the compressior failure, new condenser w/dryer, new expansion valve, flushed completely. What it i...
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Engine VIN: 1J4GL48K92
Help! I have a Jeep liberty here that has what sounds like a lifter noise on the drivers side. Customer replaced all lifters and cam followers on drivers side. It still made the same noise so he brought it to me. We found 2 broken valve spring on drivers side....
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2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L compressor VIN: WP1AB29P05
This is a regular customer of mine and it's a 4.5, not a 3.2. In high ambient temps after a heat soak usually the air blows warm and compressor isn't doing anything. Sometimes it goes warm while driving. I've played with the charge pressures and they don't aff...
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1993 Saab 9000 CS Turbo 2.3L abs VIN: YS3CL65M2P
The brake pedal kicks back once or twice fairly slowly when you initially start to brake at slow speed some of the time. It does not continue, and really does not feel like when abs is activated at slow speed due to a bad wheel speed sensor. The abs light do...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3FD79Y35
Hi Everyone and Thanks in advance for any help. I have been on this for over a week now. 2005 Saab 9.3 Arc, Engine shutts off after a few minutes of running. Will not crank over until sitting a while. Only code is P0601 Control Module Internal Fault.Code will ... Trouble codes: P0601 (Control Module Internal Fault)
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1999 Saturn SC1 1.9L Harsh engagment into Revers or Drive VIN: 1G8ZP1285X
Well I just replaced the input shaft nut inside the side cover and the upper valve body for delayed engagement into reverse when hot. After installing those parts last week it drove great but of course over the weekend after the customer picked it up it starte...
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2001 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Unknown VIN: 4S3BE65681
Help Subaru techs! when coasting down a long grade at speeds above 40 miles per hour the vehicle will start to shake(the whole car)substantially and make a thumping type of noise. No other symptoms exist- no binding when turning or any evidence of wheel bearin...
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2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TBDT48155
installed customer supplied headers and cold intake after that check engine light is on and if cleared returns immediately funny thing is both front 02 sensors are stuck at 3.24 volts and don't change ever. all wiring has been checked and connectors. I didn't ... Trouble codes: P00, 0031 (bank 2 sensor one), P00, 0051 (bank 2 sensor one)
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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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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWCL71KX9
customer complaint was, It takes about 15 min to start cooling. Initial inspection showed the compressor was engaged but the pressures moved ever so slow and finally arrived at 200 high and 35 low with plenty of cooling. Then I found no wires at the clutch?? N...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L starter VIN: WBADD6322V
verified that EWS had been replaced in the earlier recall but had once again failed and that I guess just on coincidence that the ignition lock portion failed as well but either way both were replaced and working now.
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L Power Steering VIN: 5GAEV23718
Thanks for all the replies. After posting my request last week, a link to past posts popped up. I had looked through all of these but, there was one that I missed. This one called for checking the screen in the reservoir. So, I used a bulb syringe to suck out ...
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1997 Cadillac Catera 3.0L Misfire VIN: W06VR54R9V
Thanks for fast replies. Reply about miss on #3 only got me to think. On scan tool missfire on #3 ONLY, BUT when got to checking other cyl for miss. Miss on #1 also. Cross wired at coil pak. Really pulled my hair out over this simple fix. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0303.
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2005 Cadillac SRX 4.6L transfercase VIN: 1GYEE63A25
It was a streched chain. The sprockets showed very little wear so I replaced the chain, 5 bearings, and three seals. I was really surprised. This is a very basic design and inexpensive to repair. By far the easiest case I have ever rebuilt. Thanks for the...
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1954 Chevrolet Truck (Truck) 3100 3.8L starting
first of all thankyou . I checked just about everything mentioned by so many.Disabled power to spark and performed another voltage drop on the positive cable.I added a new #1 cable though to the existing #1 and got a .05 voltage drop cranking.I also removed,in...
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1992 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Heritage Edition 5.7L Starting
Ended up replacing ignition switch and key reader/ decoder module.Car has not returned .Must have fixed the problem.Thanks For all the help.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina LS 3.1L engine, idle VIN: 2G1WN52M1S
Funnyest thing i ever heard! The customer says that he's sun gone fix the car in only 10 min in the courtyard this weekend. He just fix 'the' wire of the computer. LYING!!! just too much expensive... However, i can't show the isue of the problem. I'm pretty sh...
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2008 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD WT 6.0L range VIN: 1GCHK29K18
After we had fixed the back up system another sensor was weak and was not allowing system to work properly. There where no codes in system also.
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2002 Chrysler Neon 2.0L limp mode VIN: 1C3ES56CX2
Sorry for the delay in posting. It took a SECOND reman unit to put this thing to bed - have not as yet heard back from my rebuilder about the cause of failure but thrilled to see the taillights of that Neon disappearing in the distance !!! Thanks very much ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger SXT 2.4L alarm VIN: 1B3LC56K48
Fixed the Avenger. Found bad drivers door switch. Thank-You Steve for going out of your way to research vin for me. Also your diagnostic tips helped me find problem. I found this by watching scan tool while tapping on/near latches. Switch pid would fluctuate w...
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1995 Ford F-350 XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJX35F35
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, NEVER HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH A 7.3. I STARTED RECHECKING ALL THE BASICS AGAIN, I SCOPED THE CAM SENSOR AND NOTICE A CRAZY WAVEFORM AT TIMES. REPLACED CAM SENSOR WITH A NEW ONE (STANDARD) THIS MADE THE PATTERN BETTER BUT STILL NO START...
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1997 Ford F800 5.9L Park brake VIN: 1FDPF80C1V
Thanks for all of the help, as a couple of you figured out someone, most likely the shop that installed the engine had "caged" the brake cylinders atthe rear backing plates. It was just a matter of running the studs back in and the parking brake worked as norm...
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2003 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP74W43
well, after testing and retesting checking fuel injector and ignition coil primary circuits both hot and cold - checking for excess crankshaft runout, checking ALL the gang plug harness connections in engine compartment, swapping fuel injectors - misfires did ... Trouble codes: P0358 (PRIMARY / secondary circuit malfunction coil H).
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Hpop VIN: 1FTWW32P55
I hate to take the SHOTGUN approach but it had to be done. Popped off the cab, pulled the trans and pulled down the top of the engine (excluding the heads). Pulled the rear engine cover. Installed new branch tube (it was distorted), new HPOP, new dummy's, stan...
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2006 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZK01156
Thanks for the help .the other shop replaced transmission and noise was gone. I could not get the old transmission to disassemble but was able to check the unit assembled before there custermor picked it up .It would make a clicking sound once per revalution w...
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2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVBP8CF1B
OK...Turns out the customer had reprogrammed the pcm on this one. I had him bring his reprogrammer in and take it back to stock. His programmer read "cannot communicate with PCM...PCM error". Ordered a new PCM from the dealer, programmed it and Presto bingo ...
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2003 Honda Accord EX 3.0L ac compressor relay VIN: 1HGCM66553
Had a bad ground reading @ a/c relay, ended up being internal on ECM, bad power transistor.(of course on the a/c circuit) Went to dealer, installed ECM, Re-programmed and all is well. Thank you to all who replied.
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2009 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5L Ignition VIN: 5FPYK16439
Hi, It wound up being a broken wire going to the solenoid under the lock housing. it was kinked where the wiring went to a hold down. we repaired the wiring and all is good. Thank you for all the replies.
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2002 Isuzu N NPR 4.8L No Power At Fuse For Heater VIN: JALC4B1492
WELL I GUESS I JUMPED AHEAD OF MYSELF A LITTLE BIT I TALKED TO THE OWNER AND TOOK A TEST DRIVE .WHEN WE WOULD GO OVER ROUGH ROADIT WOULD QUIT CHARGING . I GOT BACK TO THE SHOP AND IT QUIT CHARGING ALTOGETHER .I REPLACED ALTERNATOR AND BATTERIES AND THE OTHER I...
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1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL 4.5L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1070441200
all I did was clean the points for fuel inj. needs new distrutor. I couldn't find one. if any one knows where I can get one.
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L a/c VIN: WMWRE33475
called nearest MINI dealer and they recommended overcharging the system by about .5 lbs. Did this and so far customer has not returned with vehicle.
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2005 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L steering VIN: 1G2ZH52855
thanks for all the help everyone. the problem was definetly the upper strut mounts. the bearings were completely seized. which when you made a hard turn would not allow the steering to return properly and cause a pull until you turned the other way. I kinda su...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WP0CA2984X
Thanks for all the great info I cleaned the front radiators and the temp stayed the same it is ok, I thought that the temp should be 180. I am use to Jags where the temp gage goes to N and stays there. I forgot that The German cars show actual temp. and the ne...
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1993 Toyota Pickup DLX 2.4L doggy/no power VIN: JT4RN13P7P
I want to thank everyone for their input on this problem. The customer decided not to pusue this problem any further. He did say that he thought that the vehicle ran much better than it did when he brought it here. So maybe I was reading to much into this. I d... Trouble codes: 31 (Vaf), 24 (Iat/vaf).
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2002 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Engine VIN: JTEHH20V42
OK apparently jam the 2nd shop to look at this.1st guy said a ecm and installed a used one same problem I found a open cam sensor replaced with after market still no start asked for diagnosis time to check power and grounds at ecm declined at this time thinks ...
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2004 Toyota Land Cruiser 4.7L engine VIN: JTEHT05J24
I did a top engine clean and that seem to work I still get a misfire count but very low and it does not trigger any codes car runs well
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