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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Heat VIN: WAULC68E04
Still no heat. Pulled hoses off of heater core with vehicle running have no plow to heater core. If you hold vehicle at 3000 rpm get slight heat and slight coolant flow. While I had the pump out I blew air back through the heater hoses into the block. Seemed t...
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2006 Audi A3 Quattro 3.2L Emission VIN: WAUKD78P06
Hello, i would like to thanks in advance for the help. We got this Audi A3 V6 3.2 with a code P2279 intake air system leak. we smoked test already and spray tested and couldn't find any leak. we removed the intake manifold and exhaust manifold and replaced the...
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2003 Chevrolet Tracker 2.0L engine VIN: 2CNBE13C93
thanks in advance, got this vehicle in after it had been to another shop where they put in a new timing chain, when the customer got it back it now has a very bad vibration in the engine worse at idle, not a miss the engine runs perfect, we took the torque con...
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2005 Chrysler 300 Limited 3.5L Unknown VIN: 2C3JA53G65
After R&I transmission for flex plate replacement, flex plate had stripped teeth, transmission is stuck in 2nd gear which i believe to be limp home mode. i have double checked all connections and made sure there are no pinched wires. all grounds are hooked up ...
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2007 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.7L Stall VIN: 1D7HW48KX7
Hello Everyone. Thanks in advance for your assistance. I have a 2007 Dodge Dakota that's giving us fits. This vehicle will run great with absolutely no problems and then it will stall with no apparent pattern. It will immediately restart. It will also stall af... Trouble codes: P0884 (Power up at Speed w/automatic transmission), P0522
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2010 Dodge Journey SE 2.4L Low Reverse Solenoid Circuit VIN: 3D4PG4FB6A
The vehicle came into the shop originally with a P0750- Low Reverse Solenoid Circuit and P0731- Gear Ratio Error in 1st. The transmission filter was full of clutch material so we had pulled the transmission out and rebuilt it. Only to find the torque convertor...
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2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L ccant keep it aligned VIN: 1FMZU77E51
after alignment start driving have to keep truck driving straIGHT PULLS TO LEFT,ROTATED TIRES NO DIFFRENCE WE aligned it 2 times pull in and alignment goes out of specks. truck went to firestone for alignment they aligned it 3 times after road tests went out o...
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Right cylinder head VIN: 1FTFW1EV8A
Hi, do any of you ford techs know if i can pull the right cylinder head off this 5.4 liter while still in the truck? I need to replace #1 exhaust valve! If so, is there anything you can suggest for a smooth repair? Thanks
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2011 Ford Explorer XLT 3.5L speaker VIN: 1FMHK8D84B
Thanks for reading this guys... I have a sweet '11 Explorer XLT 4x4, after a bump or sharp turn or sometimes random not exactly sure of any of the 3 scenarios. after driving for maybe only 5 minutes, you (most times) get a buzzing sound in the right front spe...
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2012 Ford Expedition Limited 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FMJU2A55C
This Expedition seemingly drops into low gear at over 50mph. I have driven it for an hour at a time and only had the problem happen once in 4 hours. When it happened I was driving at about 55mph, first thing I noticed was the engine reved up like it was in neu...
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2006 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2L Cam Sensor VIN: 1GKET16S46
HAS ANYONE SEEN A CAM SENSOR WAVEFORM LIKE THIS BEFORE?
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2007 GMC Sierra 1500 Classic SL 4.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GTEC19X87
Owner said has been looked at by Chevrolet dealer 4 times for an intermittent stall. When it stalls, sometimes it just cranks and no start. Was towed in, and of course it has not stalled in 3 days. Here is what we found. 1. Will NOT communicate with the Tech2 ...
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2008 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.7L No Start, smokes VIN: KM8JN72D08
This vehicle had diesel fuel installed by customer. Tank was drained, front three plugs were replaced and then vehicle reluctantly started. After warming up (3-5 minutes), smoking dissipated and vehicle ran well. No codes were stored during the entire episode....
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
The problem with this vehicle is very intermittent. When it does occur it usually happens after sitting overnight or during a cold start. I would describe it similar to a sticking IAC but more like a GM theft problem. The vehicle will start and run for about 2... Trouble codes: P1270
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2006 Lincoln LS Sport 3.9L Engine VIN: 1LNFM87A66
This customer is a close friend of mine. He brought me the car to have repaired after he became fed up with the used car lot from where he purchased the car. There is no loss in performance but the vehicle exhibits a pending p0012 camshaft over advanced code ...
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2006 Maserati Quattroporte Sport Gt 4.2L blower motor VIN: ZAMCE39A56
Im stumped on this Maserati QP Gents!! This is a regular customer who brings this car in pretty regularly... Anyhow the car has no fan speed for the heat or ac.. A normal vehicle would usually be the fan motor or resistor- I get a blower resistor from the deal...
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2003 Mazda 6 S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1YVFP80U93
Greatings i bought this mazda for my self. It was brought in for a no start. After the vhehicle cools down it will start and run but runs rough and lacks power. As it warms up it looses power to the point it will stall and not restart. It also has a very loud ... Trouble codes: P0022 (cmp timing over retard lh)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBCA37A1E
This car came in with a no start. Replaced Ignition module and finally would start. At this time, it was difficult to start cold but would start very easy when hot. We found the control pressure regulator to be "stopped up". Disassembled and cleaned the fuel p...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Overhead Control Panel VIN: WDBUF56X47
Last week, this car came in because the overhead lights did not operate when the driver's door was opened. I replaced the switch this morning, then checked operation, now no condition will cause the auto overhead lights to come on. They will work manually and ...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 3.5L navigatgion does not communicate to heads up VIN: WDBTK56F59
The heads up display will not communicate to the navigation or stero, no GPS display
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2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 3.0L Alignment VIN: WDPPF3CC0C
Can anyone help with alignment specs on this truck. It is a freightliner sprinter. It is not listed on Mitchell or on my hunter alignment machine
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2012 Mini Cooper 1.6L radio inop VIN: WMWSU3C53C
this came in for a no start condition, the customer charged the battwer and got it to run but the radio stopped working right after the battery charge.. the battery load tests ok. but still no radio. i suspect the two symptoms are related but id appreciate som...
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2011 Nissan Juke SL 1.6L No Start VIN: JN8AF5MV8B
Hello guys. this is too new for me. found out no spark, injector pulse. had code po340. cluster flash a key flop.can be communication with all module. what is control spark and pulse? please help. thanks alot
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NF12E81
Pretty sure we have a bad PCM on this one. Sets code P0030 (oxygen sensor heater circuit fault) right after start-up every time, replaced upstream sensor with new Denso part, still sets code, tried Delco sensor, same result. Test says to monitor O2 heater curr... Trouble codes: P0030 (Oxygen sensor heater circuit fault)
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Headlight Adj. Module VIN: WP0CA29942
Hi Porsche techs, We have a 2002 C4 Cab with Litronic on which the left hand headlight automatic alignment is not working. The right hand headlight works fine. We are trying to locate the control module that is supposed to be underneath the passenger side ai...
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2009 Saturn Vue XR 3.6L Starting sytem VIN: 3GSDL537X9
First of all I want to thank everyone in advance for any assistance. I have this Saturn Vue. The drivers complaint is the vehicle will intermittently crank with just the key in the ignition, even in the off position. Won't start, just crank. He also states tha...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: JT3HP10V4X
customer left vehicle at another shop for 4 months, mechanic changed plugs, wires, injectors, fuel pump and she drove home. the next day she experienced surging while at a light. (rpms from 800-1100) vehicle will then have no power and accel to about 5mph. it ...
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2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7L Starting VIN: 5TBBV541X8
Truck intermittently will not start. Problem has existed for approximately 2 years that the customer has owned the truck. When it malfunctions, the only sound heard with key in crank is a loud click or "thunk" as if the starter solenoid is engaging but the s...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Cuts out VIN: WVWCE63B85
hello everyone, Let me first state that I by no means am a VW guy. I have a very strong backround on Cummins diesels but very limited on VW. I was at a dealer for 18 years and serviced all makes and models for the car lot, but seldom got VW diesels. I left th... Trouble codes: P0304
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Timing Chains VIN: 3VWPF71K05
I have a 2005 Jetta 2.5L in the shop with the code P1340/17748 Camshaft pos. sensor / Engine speed sensor, Incor. Correlation. I am using VCDS. I read an article stating to go to measuring block value, group 093, field 4 to see if there is a problem with the c...
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2011 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUHFCFL8B
Hi Guys. Thanks for all of you excellent feedback. It turned out to be the fuel pump control module as a few of you suspected. The problem I had with it was that the failure would only occur after rolling at a constant speed on the highway for over 15 minutes ... Trouble codes: P3044, P3045, P0087.
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2005 BMW 325Ci 2.5L monitors VIN: WBABV134X5
First I would like to thank all of you that answered my request. Boris and William were spot on we changed the thermostat housing and thermostat and it passed the O2 AND EVAP monitors right away. Which was enough for it to go through smog. THANKS AGAIN
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2006 BMW 550i 4.8L Mechanical VIN: WBANB53596
thanx for all the replies.. they all made sense. after discussing the options (time/money) the customer made the decision to trade the car for a new one.thanx again for all the replies!!!
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2009 Cadillac CTS 3.6L center panel controls VIN: 1G6DT57V29
AS PREVIOUSLY STATED "UNITED RADIO AND B.B.A REMANUFACTORERS WERE UNABLE TO TEST OR REPAIR CENTER CONTROL PANEL I DISCOVERED A VERY HELPFUL GM AUTHERIZED CENTER CALLED MODEL ELECTRONICS IN NEW JERSEY. PH # [...]. THEY OFFERED TESTING AND REPAIRS. I OPTED...
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1988 Chevrolet S10 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1GCCT14R3J
Thanks for the input from all of you guys. You guys are awesome. I knew it would be something simple I overlooked and it was. The timing chain had jumped 4 teeth. I am still amazed it had that good of compression and it would run, but sometimes crazy thing...
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1992 Chevrolet C1500 454 SS 7.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1GCDC14N0N
I didn't know if my punctuation was not right I was not a professional, for those who contributed to my post thank you great info Michael from Missouri was closest but Larry, Josh, and Paul were there as well. The map sensor was bad the 5 volts I know was wron...
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2004 Chevrolet W3500 Tiltmaster W3S042 4.8L cranks ok no run VIN: J8BB4B1464
FOUND TWO PROBLEMS AFTER SEARCHING FOR TWO DAYS ON BOTTOM SIDE OF OUTSIDE FUSE PANEL CORRODED WIRING DUE TO COVER MISSING ON TOP OF FUSE PANEL FOR A MONTH [GOT THIS INFO FROM CUSTOMER AFTER FACT] AND A SHORTED PRNDL SWITCH ON TRANS THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HELP...
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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 5.9L gauges, no communication VIN: 3B6MF36651
I have not been able to duplicate the problem long enough to find the problem. I believe the problem is in the wire harness to the cluster or the cluster itself. When you move the harness the problem went away and has not returned. Thank you to all who offered...
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2004 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.4L No Start VIN: 1B3EL46X14
Thanks for all the good input. found exhaust cam pin sheared off allowing cam sprocket to slip on camshaft. Lets hope no internal engine damage was done.
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2004 Dodge Ram 2500 ST 5.9L cruse control VIN: 3D7KU28C04
found that this system uses the injectors for slow speed cruse control and then later engages the cable. found that the cable was broken and was causing all the problems is now good to go. have to watch the test for servo because will test bad if cable broken.
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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Clutch VIN: 2FTDF15Y5M
TRUCK IS FIXED! REPLACED ECM. CUSTOMERS HAS HAD TRUCK FOR 1 WEEK WITH NO CEL. THANKS TO ALL!
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTFW1EV6A
This one hurts bad gas I was told after I changed the fuel pump the other mechanic changed the injectors??? He said it was still running rough went to gas station and filled it up runs good I don't know if the injectors had any thing to do with it but when I d...
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1997 Lexus ES300 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: JT8B5VF22G
Sorry for too long to closed this guys. I recheck all, install used computer with no help, customer need a car so he dicided tow car to dealer . I will post if I know more info, from customer. Thanks for all help
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2006 Lexus IS250 2.5L NO Crank VIN: JTHBK26296
The fix for the vehicle was the fuel rail pressure sensor. Apparently the ecm for this car shuts down when it senses a short. I had first disconnected the sensor and continued to have the same issue. The shorted sensor needed to be disconnected with the KOE...
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2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2MEHM75W94
WELL I HAD TO GIVE THIS ONE UP. I PUT A NEW MOTORCRAFT EGR VALVE WITH NO CHANGE. NEW VACUUM SWITCHING VALVE WITH NO CHANGE. NOT SURE WHY WHEN YOU BLOCK THE EGR PORT THE MISFIRE GOES AWAY. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO KEEP SUGGESTING THINGS. CUSTOMER SAID THEY TOOK IT T...
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2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YS3ED49G16
You guys were right about the vacuum pump. I cant believe I missed this. I found that plugging the vacuum pump inlet brought down the crankcase pressure to normal level. I found that the check valve at near vac pump was cracked! Replaced line and rechecked....
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2002 Saturn SL1 1.9L multiple VIN: 1G8ZH52832
Well I replaced the exhaust manifold/cat and cars running great with no codes. Thanks for all of your help.
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2001 Subaru Forester L 2.5L rear diff VIN: JF1SF63531
After I showed the responses that I had received to my boss, he decided that this vehicle should become my problem child. Following the advice from Al from Florida and Dave from Mass., I borrowed a set of Chassis Ears to try to pinpoint the noise. Much to my ...
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2007 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 2.5L cooling system VIN: 4S3BL61677
Thanks for all the great info on this one, really appreciate it! We did remove radiator & water pump for inspection, water pump was fine, replacing with new anyway, radiator fins were partially clogged with debris, but not bad, radiator seemed to flow very we...
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1999 Toyota RAV4 2.0L drivability VIN: JT3HP10V4X
thank you everyone for all your help. after further monitoring the data stream I noticed the a/f ratio sensor was not responding correctly after manipulating it. I replaced it and all numbers were back to normal.
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