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1995 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L CEL-unknown VIN: WAUGA84A3S
I've recently bought this vehicle, and I'm the second owner. I have all the service records from the previous owner and it's obvious that it was taken care of. One of the few problems, is that the check engine light is on. The original owner had told me that h...
2003 Buick Rendezvous CX 3.4L temp gauge VIN: 3G5DA03E53
car runs fine until it gets to operating temp, then temp gauge goes from hot to cold, hot to cold and the rad fans kick on and off, just don't know where to go from here, anyone seen this before? thanks in advanced.
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Cruise control VIN: 1FMNU43S31
Before I get a new cruise control servo I want to check with you folks to make sure I'm on the right track. What is wrong: Cruise light comes on when activated, but not even attempt to hold the speed. Cruise light goes off when speed drops too far (as expecte...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW31P73
This truck is coming from another shop, I am looking for common issues. This truck will not start unassisted below 32 degrees. The related repairs were to fix faults noted on scanner from another shop. Customer was very dissatisfied as vehicle continues to not...
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTZR45E64
This ranger is Driving us crazy. The truck came in about a month ago. Customer stated that the engine was low on power and running rough. He had just replaced the front y pipe with the 2 cats thinking that the exhaust was restricted. When i got to it the engin... Trouble codes: P0353, P0352
2007 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L 4 wheel drive VIN: 1FTZR45E07
Greetings. We have this 07 Ranger that 'pops out' of four wheel drive. The 4 wheel drive indicator does not go out when this happens. You just hear a small 'thunk' and then you are in 2 wheel drive. There is no ratcheting like stripping splines or any other no...
2008 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Antifreeze leak driver side of intake VIN: 1FMCU93168
Hello, We're having trouble finding the source of this slow antifreeze leak at driver side of intake manifold area. It started last month with very cold ambient temps. Any ideas of common leaks areas would be appreciated. Thanks, Chris [...]
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7L No drive any gear VIN: KM8SC83D51
Hello everyone and thanks for the input from the tranny people. I have this 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe in that will not move in any gear...no reverse, no drive. The customer was driving down the freeway and all of a sudden the engine started revving and he had to ...
1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L HC read 2000PPM VIN: WDBGA70E7S
My car is badly smell gas from exhaust tailpipe. It runs good. It failed California smog emission. HC emission read 2000PPM. Fuel pressure reads 47PSI. Engine compression test obtained 125PSI all 8 cylinders. It will die on the road after 45 minutes drive. It ...
1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: JN8HD17Y2M
Hey yall. i need help once again. I have this 1991 pathfinder with the v6 that came in for stalling. sounded like it was running out of fuel. customer was sure it was fuel pump.. i checked fuel pressure 45psi. vehicle will start and run for 5 or so minutes run...
2009 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBJ71K29
Hello, folks. This is my nieces car, the one I told her not to buy. Her complaints are multiple: Traction control light on all the time, CEL on most of the time, intermittent other warning lights on and off too quickly to register. Also, on one occasion, the R... Trouble codes: P1847, P1851, P1853, P1852, P1850, P1867
1990 Volvo 740 GL 2.3L overdrive VIN: YY1FA8855L
this is shop car , for the past year the overdrive arrow comes on while driving , sometime not , it does stay in 4 th gear , but when pushing the button now it does not remove overdrive .now at time it will not go in overdrive .if i unplug the wire under car f...

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1991 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2GCEC19K7M
I checked quite a few things that a few people mentioned. Started with trying to get the cel to flash. With A&B jumpered it would not illuminate the bulb. Pulled the cluster out and found the bulb had burned out. After that it would flash a code 12 and nothing...
2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2A8HR54P48
I inspected the fly wheel for evidence of cracking. I loosened the torque converter bolts and gained about a quarter inch to look in the crank flange area. Although its not a much space ,I couldn't see any signs of a problem. I checked cam and crank sensor si... Trouble codes: P0339 (Intermittent CKP sensor), P1128 (Closed loop fueling not acheived).
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Loss of commcation VIN: 51ME488H24
Thanks for all the help guys car had to problems the running problem was the [...] harness was shorted together above the transmission. I've never seen fuel trims that high .the no comm problem was the duel heater controlls shorting the bus the funny thing ...
2004 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L battery VIN: 1N4BA41EX4
sorry for the delay in closing this request.. would really like to thank everyone for all the responses, they gave me a better understanding and helped in the final decision. after looking at all the ipdm inputs that were normal, all functions worked properly,...
2003 Suzuki XL-7 Touring 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JS3TX92V53
Well this one is not fixed, some of you suggested there could be a vacuum leak, one the egr sticking but nothing related were found with smoke test or valve sticking. I replace all the gaskets and check for possible wires pinched, none found. It did however st... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple misfire).
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