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2008 Audi A3 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUHF78P38
We got this car in this morning for a coolant leak. it appears to be under intake manifold area. At first thought it might be lower hose o-ring. After closer inspection it seems to be right of hose connection. (drivers side) In this area are really hard to see...
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2005 BMW 320i 2.2L Rear parking lights VIN: WBAVC32080
Hello everyone, Have BME E90 with no rear outer parking lights working, inner and number plate are working, I can power them up through ISTA and they work perfectly, they are bulbs not LEDs, had no faults stored, anyone seen this before, help appreciated, Th...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSNB93506
Hey BMW Techs. Just looking for a little information and confidence before i sell a huge cat job on this M5. As far as i can tell its needs new cats. Rear O2's are switching a little at idle (.3v - .6v) . No issues with any adaptations, vac leaks, exhaust leak... Trouble codes: 2789 (Cat conversion bank 1), 278A, P0420 (Cat efficiency bank 1 generic), P0430 (Cat efficiency bank 2 generic)
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1994 Chevrolet S10 LS 4.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1GCDT19W3R
This truck is for a friend of mine so we are looking for a cheep fix. The truck will have a long delayed shift into 2nd gear when driving slow in town. It shifts perfect normal or aggressive. It acts like the shift cable is out of adjustment but it don't have ...
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2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L Hesitation VIN: 1GCEK14TX1
This truck will hesitate backfire on excel. it stays at deer camp most of the year. its now time to use again. had symptom before i got it here after others have attempted repairs not sure what all has been done. all scan tool appear ok as far as i can tell no...
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2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 6.0L Hydralic system VIN: 1GB3G3BG2B
Any help with this nightmare would be so very helpful to us . We had 8 techs knocking this back and forth for about a week .
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2006 Chrysler 300 C 5.7L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2C3KA63H16
This vehicle will intermittently stall if at idle. If the car is moving & the gas pedal is being pressed, the engine will produce a misfire, but won't shut down. Once it misfires for the second time, the check engine light will come on & P0700 will be logged i... Trouble codes: P0700, U0100 (TCM Loss communication with PCM)
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2000 Dodge Intrepid 2.7L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2C3HH46R7Y
This was a hand off from another shop don't know exactly what they did. I have resealed intake,put a new coil in placed it in all holes . No change . Problem is that it has an intermittent miss. if you drive od you do not notice much if it in 3rd gear running ... Trouble codes: 1391 (cmp/ckp position)
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2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Left timing chain tensioner VIN: 1FMZU73K33
After replacing all timing components re installed engine and heard noise on front drive side of motor. Sounded like timing chain slapping the guide. Installed another new tensioner. No changed. Pulled intake and left valve cover off. Timing chain appeared tig...
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2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.7L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FTBF2BT7B
This truck will 1-2 shift hard and also down shift hard comming to a stop pressuer tested cluches and dissasembled valve body to inspect for sticking valve found no issues, replaced all high solinodies as per t.s.b and reprgramed tcm. Any info will help
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2012 Ford Edge SE 3.5L Temperature Blend Door Actuator VIN: 2FMDK3GC7C
I have a temperature blend door actuator (left) that is bad. I can watch it sometimes stick and stutter while moving. The actual temp blend door is free to move by hand when the actuator is out. So, I installed a new one from Ford and now can't make it move a...
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1999 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L misfire VIN: 1GTHG35R7X
Hi every body. Hopping that every body is OK. Next, I need your help. It is about this GMC truck that some times runs good and other times runs like crap. The problem is that when it is accelerated at 2000 to 2500 rpm and returned to idle, cylinders # 2, 4 and...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNE22272
I have a Land Rover Freelander HSE here that the customer states will fail to restart after a 10-30 minute hot soak. I have replicated the condition. The vehicle is a cranks but wont run when it happens . Not a sputter or sign of life when it occurs...just spi... Trouble codes: P0340, 1471 (inlet motor fault), 1472 (inlet motor fault), 0X020, 0XC36, 0X004
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Camshafts VIN: WDBBA45C8F
Greetings MB experts! I'm sorry, but this is a long one. I have been working on this car, which belongs to a friend, for 7-8 years. He got it from his late father's estate, and we don't know how long it sat before the current owner took it over. It has had a d...
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2002 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: JA3AJ26E62
rough idle vacuum readings low 13, dtc po300 sets within a couple of minutes, ran car off of acetalyne not much change, scoped cmp and ckp seperatly pattern ok installed new timing belt crank key way looked ok, timing marks dead on, smoked intake npf , ignitio... Trouble codes: P0300
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2008 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L No Start VIN: 1N6AD09W88
Hopefully a Nissan tech has run into this problem before. 2008 Nissan Frontier 4.0L, towed in, crank and no start. Checked for codes, no codes. Keeps communication with scanner during cranking, tried swapping ecm relay in power module anyway, no change. Inject...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L Misfire VIN: WP1AA29P58
Hello Porsche Techs, This vehicle was towed in and the customer stated the vehicle smelled like gas and the engine was running rough and the Check Engine light was flashing so she had it towed. We found that the spark plugs were worn out we changed the spark p... Trouble codes: P0303 (Misfire cylider 3), P0300 (Misfire cylinder 6)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Power VIN: 3VWST81K66
Cannot figure this one out. Car has no power like a bad turbo. I have been changing a lot of camshafts recently so I should have followed the code more but jumped the gun and pulled the valve cover first to check the cam. Lobes were worn and squared off (not a... Trouble codes: P0299 (Boost pressure regulation)
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANA535X4
The Vanos inlet cam code was resolved by installing the BMW special tool jig on the cams to reset the piston depth. Customer had recently bought the car was unsure in a previous shop had been in the engine. Customer decided not to further pursue the other dri... Trouble codes: 28B6, 27A0, 2F9A, 28C4, 28C3.
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Clutch VIN: KL1TD56648
No reports of this from anyone so must not be common. Since the slave cylinder was bottoming out before releasing the clutch and this happened all of a sudden this ruled out the hydraulics which left us with either T/O bearing, pressure plate or linkage proble...
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L IPC (Instrument Cluster) VIN: 1B4GP44G3X
Most have replied with PCB of the "era" were not of good quality. 1.) Slam/Knock the dash 2.) Re-solder joints on PCB of IPC Both did NOT work. Recommended that I replace IPC and BCM. Both resulted in no resolution. Checked Spliced Grounds. No shorts foun...
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2004 Jaguar XJR 4.2L Air Springs VIN: SAJWA73B74
Hello again, I am both glad AND embarrassed to say that the car is fixed. As I said in my original post we replaced intercooler hoses prior to the trouble. We had the front bumper cover off along with the reinforcement...need I say more?? We caught the air in...
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2007 Toyota Prius Touring 1.5L Misfire VIN: JTDKB20U97
Thanks for the replies, waited aliitle too long to close this, but we have not heard back from the customer. We removed the intake manifold, and saw a build up of carbon. Cleaned out and ran some GM top engine cleaner thru. Ran well with no misfires.
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1997 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Trans. VIN: WVWEE83A7V
Going To Close This Although It Isn't Fixed Yet. It Does Have Aftermarket Radio But Wiring Is Good And Disconnecting ABS Didn't Help. May Just Send It To VW And Have Them Check To See If It Needs To Be Reprogrammed. If I Find A Solution I Will Let You Know. ...
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