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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Cluster / odome VIN: WAULT68E24
I need to know what the message "FUSE " means and how to reset it. Thanks in advance for you help.
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2008 BMW 535xi 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANV93568
Put new spark plugs in cylinders #1,2,3 with no effect. I could not find a resistance spec for either the coils or the fuel injectors. Is there someting common to cyl#1,2,3 that I could be missing? Does anyone have any electrical specs for windings in coil ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Cyl 1 misfire), P0302 (Cyl 2 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire)
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Vanos VIN: 5UXFE43558
car is back at shop today, cel lite on [...] int vanos mechanical limit, car is of warranty now, still trying to get answer out of dealer but not looking good, my question now, what is mynext step?,car had gone 5000km since dealer changed oil and vanos solo...
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2008 Buick Enclave CXL 3.6L voice audio VIN: 5GAEV23718
OK... We are dealing with a strange symptom with no direction??? Fully functioning Radio, CD player, DVD player, speakers, video screen, rear controls, etc... Problem is when the "movie" finally begins.. there is no voice audio!! Music soundtrack and sound ef...
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1999 Cadillac Catera 3.0L No Start VIN: W06VR52R6X
The car came in as a no start. It is not getting injector pulse. CMP and CKP sensors are both operating. The security light is flashing until the key is turned on, then it goes out and stays out. Even though the light is out, I still have tried the key relearn... Trouble codes: P1503 (Wrong key code)
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2000 Chevrolet K3500 7.4L po1870 when trans.fluid temp. is about 200 deg. f VIN: 1GCHK33J7Y
This is a nice 1 owner truck with a 4L80E transmission, came in with several transmission fault codes ,and after driving a while it would down shift to 3rd gear , and the increased line pressure would make it shift harsh, replacing the ignition switch took car...
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2002 Chevrolet Malibu 3.1L Unknown VIN: 1G1ND52J22
common intermittant crank with 55psi fuel pressure and spark but no start...wait awhile and starts right up perfect...always have good fuel psi and spark when i get crank but no start...is this the passlock failing that prevents the injectors from getting elec...
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2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.8L Unknown VIN: 1GCSKPEAXA
This vehicle came in with a pretty violent shaking in the steering wheel after the car has driven on the freeway continuously for about 15 to 20 miles. After driving at freeway speeds without stopping for over 15 miles the customer will start to feel the steer...
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2012 Chevrolet Captiva Sport LT 3.0L fuel system VIN: KL1CD6A6DC
Dear friends I have one Chevrolet Captiva 2.2L AWD, at my workshop. it have fuel low pressure in Rail and cylinder 1 and 3 injector stuck. i have replaced new fuel pump and injectors. but engine does not starts now.Replacing process i have removed battery, EC...
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2002 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Need service number VIN: 2C3HE66GX2
Good afternoon to all, i need some help from chrysler techs. I have the above vehicle that needs a new ecm (lost the driver to ignition coil #2).i took the old one off so i can get the numbers off of it, so i could call the rebuilder that we use and it has no ...
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2004 Chrysler Crossfire 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1C3AN69L54
This car was towed in after customer hit pot hole & blew out left front tire. He stated that after hitting pot hole all warning lights on dash came on, speedometer quit & transmission would not shift. We replaced tire & cleared codes with VERUS which states ca...
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1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Unknown VIN: 1B7GG23X2V
Vehicle came in about a month ago for what they/we determined was fuel in oil with minor drive-ability issues (hard start, start stall)and the oil light on at idle. About one quart over full. The plugs were well worn, not wet, cap and rotor ok. Replaced plugs,...
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 3.6L Brakes
Hello all have a 2012 Grand Caravan, came in with a fading brake pedal, did various tests, determined that we needed new master cylinder, replaced it and brakes work great now but i have the brake light on, the park brake pedal is not engaged, the fluid is up ...
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2000 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE45F0Y
Hello all, I really need some help on this 7.3 diesel. I have beaten my head against the wall for literally the last 3.5 days on this van/bus. Came in with complaint of missfire and hard start when cold. I figured for sure it would need valve cover gaskets,har... Trouble codes: P0470, P1211
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2008 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDSS34P68
This vehicle is an intermittent no start / stall when running . Cleared all codes and b1352 , p1260 comes back . Cleared KAM and vehicle started up and ran . After running and driving for 15 minutes vehicle died again while driving . This time code u2510 and b... Trouble codes: P1260 (Theft detected / vehicle immobilized), B1352 (Ignition key-in circuit failure), B1360 (Ignition run / acc circuit open), U2510 (Invalid data for security)
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1996 Honda Accord LX 2.7L cam plug VIN: 1HGCE6649T
fixing an oil leak valve covers and cam plug in rear head on trans side. does any one know an easy way or trick to install the cam plug. it is easy to get to I just cant figure out how. to get it in . I have lubed it up and pushed with my fingers that didnt wo...
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2005 Honda Civic Value Package 1.7L Mechanical VIN: 2HGES16395
Having trouble with the auto tensioner on this Honda. We replaced the timing belt and tensioner, car came back in for engine noise, found t belt loose. Warranty t-belt and tensioner now the car is back again same problem all occurring in les than 10k. We are f...
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1999 Isuzu Trooper S 3.5L valve shims VIN: JACDJ58X1X
Doing a valve job. Machine shop replaced exhaust valves and cleaned up the intakes and the seats. I am trying to do the valve adjust but i need shims.Local Honda dealer can only get 3 of the 16 that i need. My question to the mechanic world is, Does anyone hav...
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1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L shift VIN: 1J4FY19S9V
Replaced clutch assy, including bearing, pressure plate. Flywheel checked ok . After job was done, and Hydraulic system was bled, vehicle shifts most of the time but grinds a lot. I replaced slave cylinder. because I found it leaking at bleed valve. I bled sys...
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2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 3.8L steering/suspention VIN: 1J4BZ3H13A
We need a direction to go at this point. This Jeep wrangler 4 door has The death wobble. On inspection we found the upper and lower ball joints loose, and the left and right tie rod and end loose. These components were changed. all other components are tight. ...
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1961 Mercedes-Benz 220SE 2.2L Fuel Injection VIN: A128037100
Vehicle came from a vintage auto dealer, he drained tank and added fresh fuel, will run on propane, we verified electric pump getting fuel to mechanical injection pump and fuel coming out of return, no fuel at injectors, This is not my cup of tea but have been...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz C230 Sport 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF52H57
First, sorry up front for the lack of info on this car. Alldata is lacking in diagnostics for this car. What I have is a shifter that intermittently won't come out of park. Once it does finally come out of park it will shift through the gears without pushing ...
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1CA31D51
Will not hold a idle after replacement or MAF with code PO100. Trouble codes: P00, 100 (air fuel mixture improper)
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2005 Nissan Sentra SE-R 2.5L No Start VIN: 3N1AB51D85
Car came in with no start but cranks over. Plugged in Versus And turned key on. No communication. At around 5 minutes with key on ignition coils began to smoke. Checked ecm relay and had battery voltage on pin 7 at all times. Changed relay and pin 5 and 7 now ...
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2009 Nissan Altima S 2.5L a/c comp. VIN: 1N4AL21E49
Checked for power at comp. no voltage. Checked wiring found plug on top of dryer broken,is pressure switch. Installed new plug, wires had been touching each other, have between 4and 5 volts at pressure switch still no comp. Scan tool says a/c command yes with ...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L circuit 39 VIN: 1G3AJ55M2T
Car came in with complaint of not shutting down have to pull inj coil fuse to shut down engine. But charge,airbag,seatbelt,ses and seatbelt lights stay illuminated with key off. Sounds easy right? Circuit (ckt) 39 pink 3mm wire from ignition switch to fuse box...
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2002 Oldsmobile Alero GL 3.4L Stall VIN: 1G3NL52E92
Thanks for reading, my question is GM Passlock system would make engine stall out at anytime hot or cold? After stall try restart, it 's no crank, ( jump starter direct crank and spark at plug wire) cycle key couple time always start again on its own. As mine ... Trouble codes: P1626 (Anti Theft system)
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2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: JF1GG68515
vehicle came to us from another shop.They replaced engine with a used one.code was present before engine swap.they had hoped it would go away after replacing engine for a connecting rod noise.original intake stayed with vehicle.cam sensor had been replaced wit... Trouble codes: P0340
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2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: JT3HN87R6Y
death sentence on the cat.Want to better understand afr sensors and why the rear o2 sensor is showing the cat works. I start from cold,b1s2 o2 switches until operating temp then stays pretty steady around .5 v. MODE 6 READINGS are as followed...$01 cat monitor... Trouble codes: P0420
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2008 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5L Engine VIN: JTEDS42AX8
Have pulled timing cover 4x, timing chains are now in time according to the tsb photographs. Replaced crankshaft position sensor (toyota sensor), but code continues to return. Now have intermittent po340 & po325 codes. Any toyota techs run into this issue?
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Cam gears VIN: WAUDG74F25
Got this car done and hopefully never to see again. Cams are not adjustable as everyone said and finally found a repair guide on prodemand. Make sure to tension the cam sprockets before doing your tq specs on the cam sprockets as this is probably overlooked ea...
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2010 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WAUBFAFLXA
This one is done going down the road. We replaced the high pressure pump which resolved our fuel pressure issues. However that was not the reason for us losing compression after the engine would run after a couple of min. The crankshaft pulley and crankshaft t... Trouble codes: P050B, P053F, P0101 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range Performance).
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Headlights VIN: WBAVB13576
Most said to check the ride height senors. everything looks fine, the customer said she hit the RF bumper then she thinks that when the headlight started to aim low. The ride height sensor is on the left front control arm. We could not see any under carriage ...
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Cheyenne 5.7L ABS module VIN: 1GCGK29R2W
Ok so the customer is opting for us not to spend the time on this one. I guess his plan is to pull the abs fuse and drive it like it is. We did end up flushing the system with alcohol as was suggested and replaced any rubber components (again) that seemed bl...
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2001 Chevrolet Impala 3.4L ignition VIN: 2G1WF55E21
REPLACED FAULTY BCM AND WAS ABLE TO DO PASSLOCK RELEARN VEHICLE HAS BEEN GONE FOR A WEEK NOW
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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GCEC14X13
Thanks for all the help. I was going down the wrong path due to my passlock fault, thinking it was shutting off fuel.. but once I started smelling gas after cranking the truck, i realized it couldnt have been shutting down fuel. It was just a cap and rotor t... Trouble codes: P1626.
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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.4L iac VIN: 3C8FY4BB01
I appreciate all the information others have sent to me. the replies although I had already done most of the testing was not much help but it helped me go in the right direction. sorry I do not have a fix for this vehicle as the customer has pulled the vehicle...
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2011 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.6L Starting VIN: 2A4RR6DG8B
Special thanks to Jerry from Ohio Mar 14, 2014 11:42:09 AM You can usually get them out if you pull hard enough...first question are there any codes stored or active...I have disconnected battery and reconnected before and the WIN came back to life... Yo...
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1993 Dodge Dakota 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1B7FL23X6P
Well guys I want to thank all of you for your replies this Dakota actually had a few issues 1 being the brake pads they were of a poor design and the second set I put on were worse and finally the 3rd set were a lot better, 2 the drums were under spec and out ...
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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L mechanical fuel pump VIN: 1FTJW36F2T
thanks all who posted. always a great help! I elected to leave it like many had said.It was all the way down in the pan didn't hurt any thing. Truck is gone and all is good.
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2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L hard start VIN: 1FDAW57P74
Decided next step was to tear down and search for high pressure leak. Found bad o-ring at stc fitting and plug missing from side of high pressure pump. Replaced both and reinstalled. Vehicle is back on the road! Thanks for everyones help! Trouble codes: P0269, P0470, P2290, P2291.
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2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L abs VIN: 1FB5531L86
After a week fighting with this vehicle,all the test & wiring was okay, I suspect its a bad ABS module, my dealer wont replace it was out their service department inspection, & they need to charge me $145.00 to check it, if the module is bad then will be a fr...
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2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT 2.0L Stall, Long Crank VIN: NM0LS7BN2A
Looks like we have it fixed. First off the mileage is correct, this vehicle is from a local university and never leaves the campus. the fix: We cleaned the injectors and throttle body but no change. We went over all the cold and warn engine data again and aga...
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2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Compression VIN: 1GKDT13S37
We'll call is a fix in progress it seems a number five cylinder has a very weak or broken valve spring I can push it down with my thumb. This should explain why my compression readings are all over the place. The weak spring must be letting the valve float whe...
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2003 Honda CR-V LX 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on
the timing was off but I did not fix it because the customer was not paying the labour cost to do it . Trouble codes: P0134.
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2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L belt for alternator
Thanks for all the replies. Most said that they had never had this problem and suggested that I try a longer belt. This made me very suspicious of this car and so I looked again. The tensioner for the alt was seized in the longest position which after ...
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2007 Hyundai Accent GS 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KMHCM36C67
well it turns out that the new solenoid was not good,after replacing with another new one code went away. Trouble codes: P0012.
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2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7L Oil pressure VIN: 1J4HR58N75
Darin you win the prize. The intermediate sprocket bolt was left out. Tech was performing this head job and an engine R&R side by side and he thought the bolt was for the other job. Took front cover off, put bolt back in and no more problems. Thanks guys y'all...
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2004 Lexus RX330 3.3L Compressor VIN: JTJGA31U74
Thank you all for your help/replies. Some posts mentioned OEM clutch relay which we did use, the clutch relay on this year is built in to the relay block on the side of the fusible link box. we were not getting any a/c signal from the RPM/Lock Out sensor. The ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Steering
Thanks for all the replies, most of you were right on the money. It was the ball joints causing the problem. It was probably my fault because when I pressed them in, the bottom of the joint got pushed inwards which may have made the balls tight. I replaced the...
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2006 Mercury Mariner Convenience 2.3L idler pulley VIN: 4M2CU57Z96
Thanks very much to everyone who replied,it was a help to us to keep the thought process going however,we covered everything that was mentioned,right belt,tensioner was ok,tried the loctite,no spacer according to Ford,they faxed a picture to me to check out.I ...
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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2.0L Stall VIN: JA3AU86U68
thanks to all the fix was a bend pin in the ckp senor that did not make contact . after i straighten it up all is well. thanks again Trouble codes: P0725 (ckp sensor).
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1987 Nissan D21 2.4L wont rev VIN: 1N6ND11S7H
Frank from Texas hit it on the head for the rev issue. The junkyard harness was 2 wires short, so I changed everything. Vehicle still had a nasty surge at idle and the egr checked out. Victor from Trinidad was close on this as it indeed does have a leak at ...
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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5L Compressor VIN: 1N4AL21E78
Thanks to all who replied - I decided to get an OEM compressor which fixed the problem. The aftermarket one's we used apparently have something different with the clutch coils vs the OEM. Once again I think it has something to do with IPDM.
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L cluster VIN: JTDBE32K23
After reading the replies to my post I started to wonder if 03 Camry's ever had a lighted in daylight dash. I found out they do not on that year so there was no problem with the vehicle. I asked the customer if the dash lights ever lit up and she said she coul...
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2011 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0L MIL Lamp on, inop tachometer VIN: 5TFKU4HN4B
Inoperative tachometer and speed sensor code was caused by technician error. Technician plugged aftermarket iphone connector into the tire monitor connector. The iphone device had a male and female connector end which got hooked up in series with the tire moni... Trouble codes: P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor A), C1201 (Engine Control System Malfunction).
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Tiptronic switch VIN: 3VWCD31Y95
I did not have a chance to fix this Beetle because the customer needed to car for now but I didn't experience any shifting problems even though I still had the code for the tiptronic switch. I am fairly sure I have a bad TCM because everything in in place with...
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