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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUDG78E25
Hey guys iam working on an a4 and was wondering if any one came across the procedure to re silicon the camshaft carrier do the timing chain have to come apart ?. I can't get the valve cover gasket till Monday and cuts needs the car don't want to disable and al...
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2006 Cadillac DTS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G6KD57Y76
Car came in with code P0420. Converter tested marginal so I replaced cat with a Walker Ultra and updated the computer with the latest software for false code P0420 setting. Ran bay test to run monitor and passed. Road tested vehicle while watching oxygen senso... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalytic converter fail)
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2003 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2L instrument cluster VIN: 3G1JC12F33
CHEVY boys must have seen this before: 2003 Cavalier, battery went dead, towed in, boosted, starts OK, alt. 14V. When engine shut off the whole instrument panel (warning lights) stay ON ! We unplugged the ignition switch - lights still on, CODES B2965 and U100...
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1995 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 1C4GH54L2S
Hello transmission techs. This unit was overhauled by a transmission shop 2 years ago. About 20,000 miles since then. It now won't shift into 3rd speed at any speed. It is my own personal car and I don't have much tranmission experience. The owner of the shop ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 4.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HU18N12
truck came in no stars customer saidthey saw smoke from under the hood found ECM was burnt connectors look good also blew the ECM fuse replaced fuse install remanufactured ECM ECM was built to the vehicle truck still will not start replace the cam and crank se...
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3L upper engine/heads VIN: 5NPEU46F76
The vehicle stalled while driving down highway. After 30 minutes of sitting it cranked up and ran but could hear what sounds like lifter tapping noise and the oil light on the cluster is on. After about 30 seconds the light goes off and the tapping noise goes ...
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2012 Infiniti M37 X 3.7L battery VIN: JN1BY1AR2C
Hello people. I typically don't "get" to work on higher end vehicles like this, so their common problems elude me. A fairly regular customer has had this infiniti for a year or so. Recently, they've had to jump start it every time. Battery was original (its on...
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2000 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4DL01D6Y
Car was towed in for a no start. Mirace of miracles, it starts for us when we go get it, but ran pretty bad. I checked the spark plugs, and they were black. So i clean them up, and rechecked spark output. It's got a yellow color to the spark line. But, car no...
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2006 Subaru Forester XT Limited 2.5L transfer case VIN: JF1SG67666
I have a forester that is chattering on turn, I think it's coming from the transfer case. Feels like the astro vans did. Can I add any additive to the transmission to help this? If not can you change the transfer case or is it an assemble with the transmission...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L Steering VIN: JT3HN86R5T
I replaced the steering rack due to leakage. Also replaced the outer tie rods and lower ball joints. This thing feels a little stiff in the middle and will not return all the way to center, stops returning about 45% before it reaches center. I have seen bindin...
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1998 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8L Engine Swap VIN: 1NXBR18E1W
Need help from Toyota Techs. I have a 98 Corolla with a blown motor, piston slap. I had a good motor from a newer model corolla same engine code 1ZZ only difference is newer engine has VVT and coil on plug, current vehicle has coils & wires. I did a complete m...
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2007 Toyota Sienna LE 3.5L Engine VIN: 5TDZK23C67
First time we saw this vehicle it had a hole in the bank 2 valve cover and one of the cams was damaged. We put some oil in it and it ran. Replaced the valve cover and cam, but would misfire hard under load. Have new plugs, swapped around coils, send it to Toyo...
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1993 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1G4HP53L6P
Found a bad grounds for the ecm,redid all the grounds and replaced ecm,car now goes into closed loop and runs a lot better,thanks for your help everyone Trouble codes: 44 (lean condition indicated), 45 (rich condition indicated), 42 (esc circuit fault), 38 (tcc input voltage).
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze LTZ 1.4L srs module VIN: 1G1PH5SC4C
All you guys were right. Thanks for the info. Once the sdm is programmed you need to synch the sdm to the passenger presence module which requires the MDI module and the extra tis to web pass for the later model vehicles. As always thanks to all who took time ...
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2001 Chrysler Town & Country Limited 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2C8GT64L31
Thanks to all who took time to reply. The tech working on this vehicle pulled the cluster out, plugged and unplugged the cluster and it started working again. Usually means connections at plug circuit board need to be resoldered. Van belongs to a friend of th...
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2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 5.7L Heater core VIN: 3D7KS28C95
After verifying there is no combustion gases in cooling system and no milkshake oil. I removed the inlet hose from the outlet pipe at the head and installed a length of heater hose and routed it back to the raditor neck so I could run the engine and verify ho...
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P04
As posted earlier the screen on ipr missing. I removed HPOP cover to remove end of ipr and found metal on screen. Bart from Rhode Island is right pump is junk. when I drained the oil it had sparkles in it, which he had previously had changed at shade tree shop... Trouble codes: P2291.
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2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L transfer case VIN: 1FMYU92Z65
did check all components that were suggested but customer had to have vehicle back so son could get back to college.hopefully on his next break ill get more time to further diagnois.thanks guys for all the inputs.
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2010 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FTFW1EV9A
Douglas from cali idea worked.couldnt get trans up to temp by just brake torqueing .thanks for the help.
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2009 Nissan Maxima S 3.5L Starting VIN: 1N4AA51E69
We did the voltage checks to the steering lock module, and they were within specs, so we replaced the module, and the car now starts up correctly. The module did not have to be programed.
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L oil pressure
I assume this one is fixed. R&R oil pan and valve cover and cleaned the head and timing cover area like Justin in N.C. said ran for while and r&r oil pan again,lite out for now.
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L timing VIN: YV1VS29553
Thanks everyone, you guys information it was very important for me, this is how we fix this:(remember, my camshaft sprockets, it wast apart)align the mark on the crankshaft, with the mark on the oil pump, them install the volvo alignment tool to the rear of th...
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