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2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L MIL Lamp on, Starts cold then die VIN: WAUAT48H13
Can start right up and pull in and out of shop. After 5 mins starts miss firing and shuts off. No start till cool. Had many codes for all kinds of things. Clear all codes and I get P3041 in engine and P1787 in auto trans. I have the VCDS pulling codes and will... Trouble codes: P3041, P1787
2005 Cadillac CTS V 5.7L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1G6DN56S45
Car will run fine sometimes but will hesitate or kinda loose power for a brief second. The issue happens intermintanly but mainly when from a stop to a start. Ussaly around 2 or 3 gear. I got a data log on scanner and nothing really sticks out except the oil l...
1991 Chevrolet Camaro RS 5.0L No Start VIN: 1G1FP23E6M
We have this 1991 Camaro in the shop. It was towed in. It has TBI. The owner states the car's battery was going bad last fall when he stored it for the winter. He removed the battery and let it sit covered until a few weeks ago. He says the vehicle ran great w...
2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Monitors VIN: 1B4GP44GXY
This vehicle will not run monitors except O2 heater. Have read through archives and am aware of high ethanol percentages preventing monitors from running. Replaced front O2 sensor, drained fuel, added known good fuel, did a refueling event and still have 31% e...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP55S5Y
Gentlemen, Got this lovely Taurus here stressing me out. Help!!! Intermittent no start on every 8th (approx) start. I found that COP power goes away when the no start occurs. There are no codes. CEL is illuminated at key-on, but goes out when cranking even du...
1990 Jaguar XJS Classic Collection 5.3L upshifting VIN: SAJTW4842L
This car came into the shop with a normally operating transmission. It was towed in because the engine lost significant power, so that it could not attain normal driving speed. I diagnosed the problem with a few simple tests, i.e. disconnecting each coil wire....
2003 Mazda 6 i 2.3L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80C63
Vehicle left, and came back the next day for the same similar concern... The tech checked it out again and stated that the he retrieved the same codes., Having just replaced a new throttle body the system was rechecked and the throttle body checked out (GOOD)o...
1965 Mercedes-Benz 220SE 2.2L No Start VIN: 1110231003
We have a Haynes manual but no info on repairing the injector pump. Reman is $4000, customer says he will sell as is before paying that. Customer wants us to remove and see if we clean and repair injector pump but I was hoping to get some input from someone th...
2008 Nissan Sentra 2.0L Blower fan
We were changing a belt tensioner on a 2.0 Sentra. The small rectangular door that comes off the cowl area on the righthand side of the engine compartment was not fastened properly. Somehow a socket or something dropped into the opening. With the blower on hig...
2003 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L drums VIN: JTDBR32E23
Hi to all and thank for the time to read my post. This cust have this problem for about two years ago, test drive just touch the brake pedal the rear brake shoes make noise like the drum are not round it even or like something is hitting one side of the drum, ...
2005 Toyota Avalon Limited 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4T1BK36B65
First of all I want to say thank you for taking the time to read my post and any help or advice is greatly appreciated. I have a 05 Toyota Avalon that came in for a check engine light p0017 only. The code would reset after a short road test. The cam sensors ar...

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2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Clutch VIN: WA1YD64B75
I Haven't Done The Repair Yet But Because Most Of The Replies Blame The DMF I'm Going To Replace It But Since The Company I Got It From Is Sticking To Their 12 Month Warranty Even Though It Only Has 8100 Miles On It, I'm Going To Install A Conversion Kit To Go...
1995 BMW 318i 1.8L dme ews key VIN: WBABK5326S
The EWS circuit goes like this: key, transponder, DME, EWS, DME. I realize that my problem was not the EWS circuit, it was the DME hardware. It was damaged and was sending 8 to 9.5 volts instead of battery voltage to the different consumers. So, I removed the ...
2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP45X7Y
Guy's, all great replies and I appreciate the time taken out of your busy lives to help other. At this point with this car I have gone over and tipple checked everything. Ran a running comp and leak down, the engine is healthy. Plug wells and such are dry. O2'...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Transmission VIN: 1FTSW31F61
Thanks to all that replied, I ended up contacting a transmission hot line help. I did not mention that the scanner was reading 19mph when KOER. I was so focused on the signal from the ABS module that I did not check the scanner reading at the time when unplugg...
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTSW21P96
Thanks for all the help. I didn't know at first you spin engine over and watch FICM voltage, but also I saw it says FICM sync and mine said no. It was the FICM got mine repaired by FICM FIXER in TX. Installed and fired right up! Trouble codes: P0611 (Injector low circuit), P0264 (Injector 2), P0267 (3), P0270 (4), P0273 (5), P0276 (6 all 8).
2004 Mazda 3 S 2.3L 3-4 VIN: JM1BK12314
The end cover for the 3-4 clutch had worn grooves for the pressure apply rings.Swapped with a new one and problem gone. Thanks for the riplies.
2007 Pontiac G5 2.2L cooling fan VIN: 1G2AL15F77
well, i should have found this on my own, the engine had junk yard writing on the valve cover, who ever put it in hooked the ground eyelet for the radiator fan to the alternater power stud, thanks for the replys everyone
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