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1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUHE08A7L
We are attempting to talk to this old Audi but so far, have not found any information to our liking. We use VCDS, Launch X431 and the Autel Maxidas but none of them seem to be able to Plug and play as it were and the usual VW double wire thing is not found as ...
2009 BMW 550i 4.8L Dme VIN: WBANW53539
Vehicle in for front upper timing cover gasket and valve cover gasket repair. Upon completion, valvetronic motor end stops were relearned correctly and throttle body was readapted successfully. After initial startup the vehicle ran rough and set check engine l...
1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L water pump VIN: 1FALP4045T
This is a 3.8 V6 and I just installed a new water pump. I can not figure out how to get the metal tube that inserts into the top of the water pump to seal. A new o-ring is included with the new water pump but there is no groove in either the metal tube or the ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Turbo Vgt Eratic VIN: 1FTNW21P74
When driving there is a constant serge slight at 1/4 throtle and gets worse up to 3/4 throtle if u put it to the floor no serge runs thinking pcm needs replaced or flashed because if i unhook sensors no check engine light comes it does work when u cyc...
2003 Honda Odyssey EX 3.5L 3rd gear VIN: 5FNRL18923
I have a strange problem with the trans. It sets code p0730 for gear error. The van drives fine most of the time with all shifts ok. All of a sudden when it shifts to 3rd it neutrals out and stays like that until you slow down or stop, then it is ok again. I w...

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1998 BMW 323is 2.5L emissions VIN: WBABF8325W
Thanks to all whom responed, some info was very help in the respect to what the dme is looking for. Some info contridicted others no problem . when i resolve i'll try respond. this customer bougnt this car prior to having a prepurchase done. came to me with no...
1989 Chevrolet Camaro Iroc-Z 5.7L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Misfire VIN: 1G1FP2185K
alright i fell dumb. pulled mass air flow meter off looked inside and its black in there tried to figure out where it came from and remembered what happend. well on my way to pick up my son i stopped to get my car cleaned didnt have time to wash it my self so ...
2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.0L No Start VIN: 2CNFLPEY9A
Hello everyone, A big thank you to all who gave some input to this problem. My apologies for the delay in replying, but the owner of the vehicle was out of the country. We started off by doing a compression test followed by an inspection of the camshaft pha... Trouble codes: P0016 (Cam shaft phase solenoid fault), P0018 (Cam shaft phase solenoid fault), P0019 (Cam shaft phase solenoid fault), P228D, P228C.
2005 Chrysler 300 2.7L No Start VIN: 2C3JA43R55
car was sent to dealer,used car dept didn't want to waist anymore time on it,several people said to check cam crank sync,it was fine,all along no injector pulse,had 5 volt refrence the whole time,many said its probably missing its 5 volt refrence but it wasn't...
2000 Dodge Durango R/T 5.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1B4HS28Z0Y
Adjusting the distributor took care of the problem as I had indicated in my update. Thanks for all the help!
2008 Ford Mustang 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVHT80N68
Sorry to take so long to close this request. It has been snowing or freezing rain for about a week now. Since I work as an emergency operator(plow/salt truck) when it snows or any other type of frozen precipitation, VDOT calls me in. Anyway, the throttle body ... Trouble codes: P061B.
1998 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1HGCG1625W
thanks to all that sent help. the car has not been fixed yet. the next step is going to purge the injectors . many comments suggested that. note to some at over 6000 feet elevation compression over 125 psi on any gas engine over 150k miles is great and can run... Trouble codes: P0303, P0306.
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L power window VIN: WDBBA45A9D
Thank you guys for all your help with the correct wiring diagram I received I was able to correct relay and trace power and grounds I pulled relay and pulled it apart and found it filled with dead ants blew out with shop air and use electrical contact cleaner ...
2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Timing belt/cams VIN: YV1CZ91H34
Hello folks: This volvo is out the door and running well. All the replies said "yes, you can do this without any special tools IF you do not disturb the cam sprockets" We also took some sage advice from the group to do the thermostat housing at the same time ...
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