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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Cam gears VIN: WAUDG74F25
Hey guys I am in the process of re doing this head job that someone already did but doing again due to an oil leak now. I am putting the timing chain back on and cam gears but I don't seem to see any cam marks on the cams. These cams are adjustable with hydrau...
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2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L Engine VIN: 1G1JC12452
I have a 2002 chevy caviler 2.2l with a 5 speed stick. Customer complaint was a squeeking or chirping noise coming from the engine compartment. Tech thought it was the Tensioner. We pulled the belt and we still have the squeek. It is with the spin of the motor...
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2006 Chevrolet Uplander LS 3.5L tcc VIN: 1GNDV23L06
Hi all, got a transmission problem with this uplander. The tcc duty cycle ramps up and up to about 80 percent then drops to 0 most of the time almost in perfect sawtooth pattern, changes a little with different throttle settings. Scoped out with maxisys lookin...
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1997 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L 4WD engage VIN: 3B7MF33D9V
This is a farmer friends truck.I am a Cadillac specialist,and have no info or background on this vehicle,other than he tells me it was checked at another shop for vacuum to actuator and it was ok in and out and selector/actuator was working properly.It is very...
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1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L1X
bought vehicle at auction with unknown history and no key. Had locksmith cut key and attempt to program passlock[security system]and was told that ecu would not allow access. scanned ecu and found code for kam voltage. Alldata informed to verify voltage on pin... Trouble codes: P0603
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2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2L Electronic VIN: 1GKFK638X7
Hello, I hope someone can help us with this Yukon Denali. It first came in with a U0101 communication fault with TCM. We found no power from the fuse box to TCM. We fix the circuit from the fuse box to the TCM which is in the transmission. We know have comunic...
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2007 Mercury Mariner Luxury 3.0L 2-3 flair shift no 4th VIN: 4M2YU81137
any input would be appreciated.im out of ideas
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Timing VIN: WAUDG74F25
Just used timing tools as everyone said. Everything seems to be good. Now I'm trying to figure out if the cam gears need to go in any special way. Don't seem to have any marks. If anyone knows could you let me know once I close this repair. Thanks
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.8L Starting VIN: 2GCEC19V12
First off thanks for all the replies. The plugs on the mode selector would not come out so we removed the hole switch off the transmission to do the repair. I guess when we removed it the yellow wire on the unit broke away from the connector. we reconnected th...
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2009 Chrysler 300 Touring 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3LA53V29
Can't call this an absolute fix--the first time it took 700+ miles of driving to turn the MIL on. Only time will tell... The timing belt appeared to be 1 tooth off (on closer inspection). The timing marks on this engine are not as precise as most others. The b... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire).
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L Assembly VIN: 3D7LA38C13
I got it put together.All the pictures showed the detent with the spring on top of the ball, I was not sure if there was a ball on both ends of the spring.The synro had fallen apart and on the floor.When I picked up the pieces there were 4 balls that's why I w...
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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTCR10U3P
Thank you to everyone who replied. I do have a fix for the vehicle but the customer refused the service. After many suggested trying a OEM MAF Sensor I ordered one up and installed it. At which time I had the battery disconnected to do a cam reset. I tried...
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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cluster Question VIN: 1FTHF25H8S
We installed the junkyard cluster w/o tach, fixed symptom, but cluster was ugly (weathered face) and showed 129,000 miles more than the truck had. (yup, over 300K) Swapped it with a tach cluster: problem fixed, mileage only 15K higher than truck and tach works...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTNW21F21
Well it came down to pulling the tank which I was trying to avoid because the truck is too heavy for my lift. Once I got it out the gauge is easy to remove. I found that the pickup, which is a black plastic inverted funnel was disintegrating. The funnel was ly...
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L blows injector oring VIN: 1FTWW31P56
Had several replies to replace injector hold downs. Gonna try that. Thanks for all the replies
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1998 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Cooling system
I would like to thank all of you for the useful information. I have informed the customer of the situation and that it could either be a head gasket, cracked head or porous/cracked block. He is going to decide whether or not he wants to "roll the dice" on tryi...
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2005 Hyundai Tucson LX 2.7L Pump removal VIN: KM8JM72D75
Thank you for all the help. Like you all said, tight, very tight. Lot of wiggling and out it came. Didn't see anything bent or stuck. Pulled a pump feed out of connector and plugged it in. Turned key on and guage worked. Tightened terminals in connector. re-in...
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