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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUBA24B3X
Evening all, Sunday night and here I am posting a help, Anyway, I have this A6 that the temp gauge goes up to the red zone, but when I hook up the scan tool it shows me 160 Degrees? Since the signal for the gauge and the ecm come from the same switch, I replac...
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1995 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1G4HP52L9S
Tested components,no rpm signal,no codes,no injector pulse,no spark,tried a new pcm,still none of the above.Stuck new icm on and it cranked.Bad icm right,wrong,test drove numberous times no problems.Released car to customer,2 days later had to go get with roll...
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2007 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNDL73F67
I'm looking for some help from some tech's that have seen and done it all with this one. We are a used car dealer and busy repair shop. We sold this Equinox, and it has boomeranged 2x so far. The car runs good , scan tool on, good fuel trims, long & short , ne... Trouble codes: P0420 (bank 1 catalyst efficiency below threshold)
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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Express 3.6L cooling VIN: 2D4RN4DG0B
Vehicle overheats sitting in traffic but not driving with a/c on, cooling fan seems to be going on and off every minute or so,not staying on? is this a one speed fan or dual? And shouldnt the fan run non stop with a/c on?
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1989 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FABP42E4K
Car runs fine. Fuel economy 19 city, 24 highway. No apparent signs of drivability accept for the codes. The main wiring harness was in bad shape and I replace it with a good used one.Every thing works the way it should. Any input would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO sensor circut indicates system lean right side), 91 (No HEGO switching detected always lean left side)
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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTDF1764V
run al day at idle not get hot .drive it bout 15 miles when get back turn in to shop temp gagae go all hot and boil over
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2000 Mazda Millenia 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, lacks power VIN: JM1TA222XY
removed charge air cooler for inspection=oil in cooler, internal seals leaking in supercharger. replaced supercharger with used supercharger with 40k on it. vehicle is better but symptoms are still there, does not blow smoke on start up now. code c1118 comes b... Trouble codes: U2021, P1540, C1118
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Balance Chain VIN: YS3ED55E2X
Hello all - we have the oil pan off of this 9-5 4-cyl for routine de-sludging. It's here for a turbocharger, and our custom is to drop the pan and see if we can give the oil pressure a little boost with an oil-screen clean out. My question concerns the balance...
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2007 Audi Q7 3.6L No Start, Stall VIN: WA1AY74L97
Leak down test done , found leaks at intake valves. Cylinder head , removed and valve job done. Customer involved the extended warranty company. It is been delay after delay. Still engine is apart , I will post an update when this nightmare is over.
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Starter VIN: 4USCH7320T
So i bypassed the relay in the immobilizer module and gave the car back to the customer, its been two weeks and so far no problems, being it was a very intermittent problem and I could not reproduce it, I don't know if it really fixed Thanks for all the help
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2002 Dodge Neon ES 2.0L Clutch VIN: 1B3ES26C92
Thanks to all who replied. The clutch did release slightly better after setting over the weekend. Thanks to the first reply I received, I discovered the pedal pushrod was adjustable. Lengthening the pushrod gave us sufficient release. Customer has had it back...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L trans shifting VIN: 1FAFP55262
As always thanks to Kirk, Jason, Troy and Gordon for taking time to reply. I'm going to try to cover all my bases to help anyone in the future so this may be a little lengthy. I originally just progammed the anti-theft to start the car because the reman p...
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2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L compressor VIN: 1FTWW31P95
So I checked for voltage at all sensors I was able to find. Since I do not have current software for this year I was unable to communicate with the pcm. Customer was leaving town next day so I suggested to take to dealer so he could have it scanned. If he info...
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2008 GMC Acadia SLE 3.6L radio VIN: 1GKER13768
well I would have never guessed this but I have fixed this with 4 speakers, its hard to believe all 4 speaker went out at the same time thank all for the info it helped a lot
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2001 Infiniti QX4 3.5L low compression VIN: JNRDR09X11
I believe we have a mechanical failure, timing or intake runner butterfly issue. I discussed the repair ball park price with customer and heard a very large NO WAY. The customer also did some investigating and agreed with our findings. Thank you so much for yo...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L Cooling Fan Relay VIN: 1J4GW48SX2
Thank all 25 of you for your response, about 75% of you suggested bad connections causing high amperage, since I personnaly have not done the checks but my A guy has, and showed me the amperage draw, which was only like 8 amps, I decided to go with 1 idea fro...
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2005 Kia Sedona EX 3.5L Mechanical VIN: KNDUP13205
Evening all and yes I fixed this Kia,lost my ass but What it came down to was a blocked condenser! Don't know how I did this, but what I did was looked at the two lines going to the condenser Backwards!! Hard to explain but I just missed. Thanks to everyone fo...
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1998 Subaru Legacy Outback 2.5L vacuum VIN: 4S3BG685XW
Finally figured out that the customer had done some work Himself on this one and routed the evap hoses incorrectly making it a closed vacuum system. Rerouted the hoses correctly and noise is gone. My vacuum ready on crankcase is now below 1 inch. Thank you al...
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2005 Suzuki Verona LX 2.5L compressor
I hooked up the gauges today and started the vehicle. The a/c came on and I added 1 can of R134a. The system seems to be blowing cold now. I got it to blow 45F at [...]. At idle it was around 55F. The pressures were 50psi on the low side and around 200psi o...
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2002 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 5TEGM92N32
Well i do not know if it was because i was sick or if it really was just a pita. i came into work today and just started testing everything. i tested the contunity with all the wiring all checked good. replaced all four coils and plugs to be on the safe side. ... Trouble codes: P1300 (p1305-), P1305 (p1310-), P1310 (p1315-), P1315, P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results).
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