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2004 Audi A4 3.0L Downshifting VIN: WAUJT68E34
vehicle came in now with a whinning noise and the vehicle at times would feel as if it were down on power. Had codes 18201 p1793 gear box speed signall sender 2 no signal. Performed tsb 37 07 15 and replaced the transmission control unit with new from the deal...
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2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4.8L Valve Cover VIN: 5UXFE83588
Anyone can give tips to removing the L/s {drivers} valve cover? I have more apart than Alldata says and it's not clearing the steering shaft. Tried to remove intermediate shaft { to clear the cover} and it seems frozen. Alldata says nothing about removing the ...
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2005 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.4L MIL Lamp on
Hi there, hoping someone can help, I've purchased this 2005 equinox 3.4L AWD 160 000km for my wife. Passed certification w/o trouble. Trying to have it E tested. P0446 code; evap vent system performance, so initialy I inspected the charcoal canister/ evap box,... Trouble codes: P0446
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 5.3L fuse 47 VIN: 2GCEC13097
have a Parasitic Draw on vehicle 2 amp draw ,remove fuse 47 and droped to 0.030 amps.with fuse removed the radio and information screen still come on like normal,this vehicle does not have a rear dvd player.has a radio and still come on with the fuse removed.c...
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2000 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L No Start VIN: 1B4GP44R1Y
Came in for intermittent no-start (several hundred miles between no-starts), but ran when it arrived. Had code 11 (OEM code), intermittent loss of crank/cam sensor. Installed MOPAR cam/crank sensor, vehicle would not start and hasn't started since. Now has cod... Trouble codes: P0340
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 3500 3.0L Fuel VIN: WDPPF44517
Need help gentlemen, this sprinter van just got a new oil cooler installed under the intake, after all back together it is leaking fuel from under intake and running out weep hole above starter. No sign of leak around fuel filter or fuel lines going to injecto...
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2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L6Y
Ftp Sensor has good ground Center grey w red stripe, red w pink stripe 1.71 volts & 5 volts with FTP Sensor unplugged Brown w white stripe 1.3 volts plugged in 100 mv unplugged. Cannot Get FTP Sensor to Respond. Thanks for Your Time Trip Trouble codes: P1450
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2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L convertor,trans, VIN: 1FTRW07LX3
hoping for some one with more transmission experience to help me go the right direction with these codes
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2006 GMC Canyon SLE 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTDT14816
I have this truck from another shop they put a used motor in it and now has poo17. I have checked the crank bolt for proper torque O.K. Replace crank sensor and cam timing soilinoid with GM parts. Checked Timing chain appears Correct.Need A little imput.on the... Trouble codes: P0017
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1989 Honda Accord SEi 2.0L Idle vibration VIN: 1HGCA6245K
I have inspected everything and I am down to defective mounts or torque converter issues, is there anything i missed as the mounts are new and there is a new transmission installed.
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2006 Jaguar S-Type VDP Edition 4.2L dsc not avalable VIN: SAJWA01B56
This car came in with parking brake inoperable , did a hard reset by disconnecting the battery e brake works OK now, however we have problem with the gear shift will not come out of park unless we turn the engine off and turn it back on, then you can move the ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L brake pad warning wont go out VIN: WDBUF65J84
i need some help on this one.. the pad warning lite wont go out after dealer replace rears. when she went back they tried to tell her the rf sensor wiring is damaged. i cant see any damage and the wiring ohms out of from the sensor harness to the rf caliper th...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN1DA31AX3
3.5 Nissan Maxima with the usual timing chain rattle on start-up, after sitting . Customer brought it to us after another shop installed a Main Timing Chain with Tension-er and Guides. Still has same problem . We removed the cover to verify the previous repair...
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2003 Nissan Maxima SE 3.5L Unknown VIN: JN1DA31AX3
NOTE - THIS IS A RE-POST ...DON'T ASK 3.5 Nissan Maxima with the usual timing chain rattle on start-up, after sitting . Customer brought it to us after another shop installed a Main Timing Chain with Tension-er and Guides. Still has same problem . We removed ...
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2006 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5L no start no spark no injector pulse VIN: 1N4BA41E06
hello gents-- long time reader and one of my 1st real questions that i pose to you the readers. Car is an 06 maxima with a no start and security light illuminated on dash. Vehicle was towed in from dealer auction. Car was dumped by a chevy dealer who took it...
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2005 Pontiac Montana SV6 3.5L No Start VIN: 1GMDV03L55
This vehicle came in for annual inspection with ABS Light on Customer wanted it fixed. There were codes for no speed signal right Upon investigation found ebcm faulty. Shipped it to be rebuilt And was told its not repairable. Purchased a new ebcm and installed...
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2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 3.5L Speedometer VIN: 4T1BK36B27
After my wire repair the customer took her car home and after a few miles the speedometer stopped working. She brought it back and according to the scan data none of the modules are receiving a speed signal except for the ABS computer. On the ABS computer I ge...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Seats.Wipers. Ect VIN: YV1RS58D91
Hello Vovlo tech's. there is an clicking soung under the dash left of street, only cold. The seats will stop working until clicking stops, the codes we have, 1A59 communication w/ AUM missing,1A54 Com W/PSM missing signal and 1A5 com w/ETM missing signal. Any ...
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2002 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L module VIN: YV1SW53D62
The climate control has a intermittent problem with the module switching to max heat if it is not set to max cold on both sides. I checked for codes with my AUTEL and found none. I removed the control module to check the connectors and after installing it it n...
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2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L headlamps and dash VIN: 1FMPU16L4Y
found wiring harness in the column chaffed and feeding back into a ground. Possible cause was from a previous repair where someone routed wires around the adjustable pedal control.
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2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Abs Module VIN: 1FTZX0725Y
everyone practically were on the money.module was internally shorted.send off and got repaired.minor charge as ileage was low.thanks to all again u`all are winners of this award
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2005 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3L Traction Control VIN: 1GKEK13T25
I WAN'T TO THANK ALL THIS WILL BE COMING BACK LATER THIS MONTH, AND YOU GUYS HAVE GIVIN ME THINGS TO LOOK AT SO I WILL REPOST WHEN IT'S FIXED.
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.5L No Start VIN: KM8SC73EX3
Thanks to all for all of your responses. With a timing light attached to plug wire for cyl. 1, I found it was firing at BDC so it was 180 degrees off. I removed the cam pulley and checked to see if the reluctor was moved 90 deg. because that would change spar...
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2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 3.8L Disc VIN: 1J4GB39127
REPLACED WITH NEW CLUTCH KIT AFTERMARKET AND NEW PRESSURE PLATE FROM JEEP. TEST DRIVE WAS NORMAL. WENT FOR A DRIVE WITH CUSTOMER (YOUND GIRL) AND WAS AMAZED AT HER SLIPPING CLUTCH BADDLY ON TAKE OFF. I DROVE AND SHOWED HER THAT YOU COULD ACTUALLY TAKE OFF W...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Accessories
When problem occurred lost my battery voltage on terminal 86 at the window relay. Looked at fuse F7 16amp in under hood fuse box and wasn't blown or didn't look corroded or anything. As soon as I touched it could hear relay click. Turned fuse again and lost...
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2013 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic 3.5L coolant temp sensor VIN: WDDGF8AB7D
closing up this request you guys. i was helping a friend at another shop and he said the temp sensor was on the drivers side just not in the same location as previous years. where the sensor once was is a block off plate and the new location is lower down. tha...
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2010 Mini Cooper Clubman 1.6L front door windows VIN: WMWML3C53A
First I would like to thank everyone who responded . The problem was the result of a bad footwell module . This was not a result of replacing the clutch . After researching I found that these modules are failing for no reason . Although if this vehicle had a s...
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L No Start VIN: WP0CA29924
I'm going to close this because the customer seems to be in no hurry to authorize repairs. Most replies suggested a battery reset and several suggested doing a new vehicle hand over which requires a factory level scanner,which I don't have. As I stated in my u...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, lack of accel VIN: 5TEWN72N11
RECIEVED 3 REPLIES ON THIS, REPLACED CAM SENSOR AND THAT CODE DID'NT COME BACK.BUT STILL MISSED BADLY UNDER LOAD.SHOWING 2&5 AND CYL.#3 .I SUSPECTED COILS,BUT NO ONE AROUND HERE STOCKS PROFIRE.I ORDERED 3 NEW COILS AND PROBLEM NOW GONE.THANKS ALL!!! Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0305.
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L wiper VIN: WVGBG77L85
Thanks for all the responses and replies. The car does not show that the hood or doors are having an impact on this problem. As I said before I had gone through some level of pin testing at the switch in the steering column. But I could not prove any defects. ...
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