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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAULD64B84
I need to remove this manual transaxle, I'm debating of dropping engine to removed tran. just need 2nd opinion or any pointers.
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L timing VIN: WAUAC48H46
Thanks to all that respond to this.I have 06 audi a4 1.8 turbo,cutting to the chase I did head gaskets due to overheat. Sent head to local machine shop with cams and chain tensioner in place. Got car all back together and had low power [...] code. Tried cam...
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2008 BMW X3 3.0si 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBXPC93478
Hello to all the bmw tech out there, okay customer came n with an oil leak, the head gasket was leaking just a bit, so we pulled the head off and replaced the gasket, sent the head to the machine shop, no problems before we did the head work, put it back toget...
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1994 Chevrolet K1500 5.7L Acceleration VIN: 2GCEK19K6R
Truck idles fine. Timing is right on. New fuel pump and sender. New distributor cap and rotor. Newer wires. New fuel filter. Newer I.A.C. motor. When leaving a intersection under normal acceleration the truck shutters and spits. When you let you foot off the g...
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2000 Chevrolet Tahoe LT 5.3L No Mode Control VIN: 1GNEK13T1Y
Came from another shop. vehicle has no mode control on automatic hvac. Had wrong control head in it. Obtained used control. No mode control. Got second unit from yard and still no mode control. I can change mode with scanner. All fuses good, connector to unit ...
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2008 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L speedo jumps VIN: 2G1WB58K78
this car was an elderly persons car, just put into service 6 months ago. after driving about 45 Min, speedo will jump, cruise will quit, it sets U0073 code. sometimes can't get to reoccur. have tested all comm wires, pulled cluster to check connection, voltage...
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LT 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: KL1TG56668
To All Techs. I need help look up the PCV Kits Part number. Call to local dealer for the set update kits. They wouldn't know, if I will have the part number. There are recall back 2010 all Cherv. Aveo 1.6L. Thank you for the info guys. Best regards, Thanh Huy... Trouble codes: P, 2106 (Throttle control system performance- limitation active), P2110 (Tac system forced limited throttle actuator speed), P2135 (Tp system sensor 1-2 correlation), P2282 (Intake manifold air leak)
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2001 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9L camshaft expantion plug VIN: 3B7KF23631
Thank you in advance for reading my request... I have a heavy oil leak from the rear expansion plug (as it is called by Dodge)on the block. I covers the rear of the camshaft. We replaced the plug and o ring. It lasted about 500 miles and came back again with t...
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1988 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Fuel Tank VIN: 1FTHF25G0J
To all ford techs: truck came in for not running on rear fuel tank, replace rear fuel pump now running on rear fuel tank, fuel starts coming out of front fuel tank vent, has a dual function reservoir switching valve & question is? if the valve is not closing o...
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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Charging VIN: 2FTZF1721W
We replaced the alt and the main fuse back in Feb,14 I checked all the wiring and grounds at that time looking for a problem but couldn't find anything wrong so we let it go. nov,14 it is back in with a blown alt. We tested it out and it was no good so it is u...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTRX18LXW
This problem is Very random. l cannot duplicate it at will, it just happens whenever, Engine all but dies for a split second, usually at highway cruise or sometimes under normal accell. It is like engine is shut completely off for 1/2 a second, It sometimes ...
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2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U32
I have this car that is running poorly at idle. It had an engine miss on #3 cylinder when it came in. I checked compression on that cylinder. It was ok I replaced all the plugs cleaned the MAF sensor and replaced bank 2 oxygen sensor . The car ran good and the... Trouble codes: P1151
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2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTPW14564
Vehicle came in with no power and p0012 code and an intermittent stall. Pulled passenger valve cover and found timing guide shattered and timing chain had jumped. Replaced chain, guide, and tensioners with a cloyes timing kit. Took a close look at cam gears an...
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2001 GMC Jimmy SLE 4.3L No Start VIN: 1GKDT13W31
ok this is a crazy one , comes in from a dealer it was a trade in and wont start , cant pull codes but will start fuel assistance ,but heres where it gets weird, the headlight pulse fast (like when u have a bulb out really fast ) but its the headlights that ar...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1GTHK29214
2004 LLY duramax that has a very short glow plug cycle and a hard start when cold. Brought to me after another shop had it and couldnt figure it out. All the glow plugs were replaced and was told they checked compression on all cylinders and was within spec. i...
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2001 Honda Insight 1.0L Charge lamp stays on VIN: JHMZE137X1
This car will sometimes on startup fail to extinguish the battery lamp and testing shows the DC/DC converter to be shut down.The cause of shutdown is grounding of the 5V signal on the Grn./Blk. wire at the MCM (#27).I have cut this wire and when it is open the... Trouble codes: P1449 (Battery module deviation)
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2001 Honda Civic EX 1.7L security VIN: 1HGEM21921
Vehicle came in last week on a tow truck. No start dead and the security light is blinking. Checked power at immobilizer have battery voltage at the red/white wire with key on. 12 volts at the yellow /black wire and have ground at the brown/yellow wire and vol...
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2005 Honda Accord EX 3.0L insturment cluster VIN: 1HGCM81605
This car came in for no brakes. I replaced RR caliper and brakes are great. Test drive and now have no instrument cluster. No gauges, no odometer, no illumination. The ABS/TCS lights are on with a 86-1 CAN relation failure code. There is a code in the PCM but ...
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2014 Honda Accord Plug-In 2.0L potential VIN: 1HGCR2F76E
An article written by Car Strategist entitled "Better MPG..but at a Price" on p 59 of the Feb Issue of CONSUMER REPORTS states that several auto manufacturers including VW, Honda, Kia and BMW are trying to cover up increasingly frequent hesitation, loss of pow...
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2006 Jeep Commander 4.7L air flow VIN: 1J8HG48N06
Hi everyone! The air flow direction changes but no completely, on defrost there is still some air flow coming through heater vents, air flow seems poor, and windows fog up on cold days. Heater core is NOT leaking. Have done self diagnostics, no codes, have don...
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2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L key fob VIN: KNDJC73518
I need the procedure to program a new key fob to the vehicle. IT is NOT equipped with the smart key system, it DOES use regular keys. Can I do it without special scan tools? I did not find procedure in Alldata. When I requested additional info all they sent me...
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2011 Kia Forte SX 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFW6A38B
hey guys, this is for my own car, a 2011 kia forte koupe with a 2.4. I replaced the battery the other day (preventative maintenance, over 4 years old) and right after I did, the check engine light came on, and would go off, the idle quality was poor. scanned a... Trouble codes: P0106, P0453
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2011 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Increased battery discharge? VIN: WMWSV3C56B
Hello everyone and thanks for the input. I have this 2011 Mini Cooper S in and intermittently the customer is getting the dash panel in the center to say "Increased Battery Discharge". The vehicle is starting and running fine. I have tested the battery and it...
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2007 Mitsubishi Endeavor SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 4A4MN31S57
Cust-complaint. Driving in sub-zero temps, all dash lights came on vehicle continued to run. Customer stopped, shut vehicle off. Then crank-no start occured. Towed to our facility. I can confirm no spark/fuel/injector pulse. No communication with any module....
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2009 Nissan Quest 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 5N1BV28U99
Car started out with P0171 code. New purolaytor air filter, replace 02 sensor bank one sensor one. Replaced mass air. Since replacing mass air sensor, p0174 shows up immediately. I replaced the new mass air with another, and P0174 still shows up immediately, w...
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2001 Toyota Highlander 2.4L Battery VIN: JTEHD21A91
This Toyota Highlander has a parasitic draw on the battery. The battery will go dead in about 12-24 hours I would say. While checking amperage draw with my digital meter connected in series with the negative battery terminal and negative battery post I have ab...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L turbo, crankcase ventilation system VIN: 3VWRJ71K08
Customer came in because of an oil leak. Found oil at turbo outlet pipe near intercooler inlet. Removed pipe to inspect and found oil puddled up. Checked for excessive crankcase vacuum and no apparent issues. Sold customer a turbo, while in the process of remo...
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L winshield wiper VIN: WBADT43462
Thanks to all that help with positive feed, the general module is what was the problem, it wasn't always sending the correct signal to the wiper motor.
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2003 Buick Park Avenue Ultra 3.8L Cold Start Valve Tap VIN: 1G4CU54163
OK so we checked the pressure with an external gauge & got the same pressure as the dashboard readout in the information center + or - 2-3PSI See Testing & results. So we pulled the Radiator Side Valve Cover to find it was awfully dirty with black dirt ...
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1998 Chevrolet S10 LS 2.2L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1GCCS1946W
NOT QUITE SURE WHAT TO SAY ABOUT ANTITHEFT LIGHT WAS ON SOLID NOT FLASHING SO THE RELEARN PROCEDURE WOULD NOT WORK AS IT WOULD NEED TO STOP FLASHING AS STATED IN THE 30 MINUTE RELEARN, BUT DID TRY ANYWAY AND DID NOT WORK , HOWEVER IT SAT OVER WEEKEND AND WHEN... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft pos sensor circuit), U1000 (No state of health from module), P1626 (Veh theft det fuel enable signal loss).
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2010 Chevrolet Equinox LT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2CNFLNEY4A
We basically checked every timing component to eliminate everything except for the timing chain. We quoted the customer on teardown and they declined repair at this time. Would have like to gotten it torn down so we could have fixed the issue. Its a very expen... Trouble codes: P0017.
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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5143T
Thanks for all the responses, I really need to learn to put eveything in the help request, we did check the egr system at it was good. we also checked the tps signal, and sweeped it with no drop outs or glitches. we did wiggle test the harnesses with no glitch...
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2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P63
This truck is a fix. It had a multitude of issues. One of the injectors was leaking out of the top seal when the truck got up to operating temperature which was part of the no hot start issue. Then the HPOP was not pumping build enough pressure once it warmed...
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2010 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FTEW1C8XA
Well thank you all for the replies. Wonderful help. BUT!!! Unable to get to the bottom of it.I feel it is the axle shafts or bearings but customer doesnt have the funds to pursue at this time. Will repost if we get fixed. Thank you all again.
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2007 Mitsubishi Raider DuroCross 3.7L No Start VIN: 1Z7HT38P27
Thank you to everybody who helped me. The fix was actually a new pcm without security (theft). The truck was equipped without it, and the pcm that they sent me was with security. That's why I couldn't program the keys. Thanks and sorry for the late post.
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2006 Nissan Frontier SE 4.0L Timing chain? VIN: 1N6AD07U96
Hello everyone and thanks for the input on this one. I got a mixed bag of responses on this one. Many said that if there was a problem there would be noise and CEL. I heard nothing from this vehicle and if it were mine, I would continue to drive it as is. ...
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1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera 3.1L No Start VIN: 1G3AG55MXR
Well, sometimes you need a reminder to go back to basics. I got caught up in diagnosing the usual things. To those of you who said about checking the compression, that was what lead me to the proper diagnosis. * Broken Camshaft. Checked front 3 cylinders, #... Trouble codes: 341 (Intermitant camshaft sensor signal).
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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2.5L Cam Timing VIN: 4S4BP62C66
the subaru is on its way to being fixed. apparently the new tensioner we installed intermitently lost pressure allowing the belt to jump time then tighten back up. i contacted the part maker tech line ( gates ) and they are paying for all the rebuilding of th...
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2010 Subaru Outback 3.6R 3.6L Steering wheel VIN: 4S4BREKC7A
Well, thanks for all the replies. It looks like as I suspected a small problem blown out of proportion. I can relate Paul's reply because of my dealership days. Anyway it looks like a good set of tires and a road force balance should make these cars drive pret...
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