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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E12
Car is in the shop for a check engine light. this is a regular customer of ours and she has spent a lot of money in the last few years on this car. we recently did 6 coils and plugs, we did Cats, a timing belt (about a year ago).. among other things The car n... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0300
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2007 Audi Q7 Premium 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WA1BV74L57
Used car lot- when they drained the oil has coolant in the oil pan.he drained it and add oil drove and brought back to drain the oil see if any coolant in it again. Yes some coolant in it again. Any idea guyz where is this coolant coming from. Thank you
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2006 BMW 530xi 3.0L Engine VIN: WBANF73566
Customer brought car in for routine maintenance. Tech replaced spark plugs, air filter and changed oil. Tech used customers KN oil filter and Mobil 1 5W30 oil which the customer has been using all along. This is a well maintained car and up until now has given...
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1990 Chevrolet S10 Blazer Sport 4.3L blower fuse burns VIN: 1GNCT18ZXL
Happy New Year to all, this T-10 Blazer burns the Fan/ A/C fuse - intermittently - ONLY when the Mode controls are in "DEFROST" or any "A/C" mode; the blower fan stops working and the alternator stops charging. In addition to replacing the blower motor, relay,...
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2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LTZ 5.3L p0306 VIN: 3GNFK123X7
Hello. Thank you in advance. This 2007 avalanche is little pain. I am Japanese vehicle guy, not Chevy friendly. This truck had oil consumption issue before(internal burning, but owner want to leave as is as he topped oil regularly). Had P0306. swapped coil,plu...
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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
road test this vehicle at low speed coming to a stop the abs pump kicks in and you hear the pump and feel it in the pedal, when it is not warranted. pulled two codes out of the abs system but they are ford specific can yall help [...]
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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L coolant leak VIN: 1FTEF17W3V
1997 f1504.6 w came in with water in oil & no external leaks of coolant. Install rebuilt heads & gaskets. Now coolant leak from head gasket. Pulled heads & see nothing wrong. HELP
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2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.7L Stall
this truck originally come with coolant leak on the headgasket, so we replace with the brand new head ( because it is cheaper than sent it out to rebuilt), brand new high pressure pump... remove the egr system with update H&S software.. after for period of dri... Trouble codes: P228F
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire VIN: SAJEA51D53
Ok guys, I am working to not go down a rabbit hole - and be standing over top of it like Elmer Fudd. MAF readings - Assisting fuel trims seem to be working well. Oxygen sensors are functioning. Upper sensor seems a bit lazy at idle. But after I install intake... Trouble codes: P0399, P1316 (Excessive emmissions or fault)
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2006 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L Suspension VIN: SAJWA82C96
We have this 06 Jaguar XJ, cam in on the ground. Upon inspection found right front air shock replaced w/Arnott air strut, found Suspension compressor fuse blown due to faulty compressor. Install new pump and fuse. Get car started and suspension goes up except ...
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2008 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L Air flow VIN: 1J8GN28K18
This vehicle has poor volume of air flow from all postions. It feels like a restricted cabin air flow filter but it is not equipped with one. Blower speed is not an issue. And it is turning the proper way. I have checked the voltage to it and made sure ground ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L replace fuel tank VIN: WDBSK75F64
im trying to replace fuel tank, and the fuel tank cover won't come out, it seems like the top needs to be open, but it doesn't work, and i'm asking for help to open the top manually, thank you in advance
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2003 Toyota Matrix 1.8L compressor VIN: 2T1KR32EX3
The a/c compressor where it is attached to the block on the bottom of the compressor ,the block is cracked of the engine.there a hole 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches wide where the compressor bolts to the block.hasanyone seen this before?? Would this be a manufactu...
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2008 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: YV1MS39008
Customer brought vehicle into shop for check engine light coming on and flashing. Engine running rough at idle and acceleration. Checked vehicle with Solus scan tool and codes 3503, and 3502 in ECM. Vehicle was clearly misfiring. Removed upper intake plenum to... Trouble codes: 3503 (Misfire Catalytic Converter Damage), 3502 (Misfire Emission effect)
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUF28NX4
Thanks to all for your help.I disconnected the abs module and checked all the fuses but no change.customer needed the car back and since it runs fine and has a year left on state inspection he will return at a later time to track down the problem.good for me a...
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2007 Chrysler 300 2.7L Speedometer VIN: 2C3KA43R37
I had forgotten about dodge alternators being an issue with ac bleed. Have seen it on the diesel trucks but never thought about it on a car. Took the alternator to my starter alternator guy and had him rebuild it and make sure to put a new diode bridge in. ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D7HA16D03
Ok I finally get the vehicle back to work on. It ended up being a broken wire at the bulk head connector. Repaired the wire and all is well. Thank you to everyone who helped me out! Trouble codes: P0581 (p0593-), P0593.
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2003 Ford Excursion Limited 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMSU43P33
replace dummy plug for hpop run&start great, thanks for all ur help
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2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU93175
Sorry for the delay. We were put way behind due to this knuckelheaded problem. I say knuckelheaded due to the fact the tech had the rear bank cams off by 180 degrees duh! Fortunately it was exactly 180 so no valves were damaged. Trouble codes: P0301 (Missfire 1 cyl), P0302 (Missfire 2 cyl), P0303 (missfire 3 cyl.), P0316 (missfire in first 1000 rpm), P2195 (O2 code).
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2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L booster VIN: 1FDNF215X6
The truck is not fixed. Customer decided to take it. Pedal still hard. We had the abs reprogrammed and pedal was still the same. I believe the aftermarket parts was the problem. We had 18 inches of vac at booster no luck. In the end you can't fix what som...
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2007 Ford Edge SEL 3.5L Ptu VIN: 2FMDK48C27
Everyone was spot on. Not a hard repair. Hardest part was dealing with broken/damaged exhaust studs when removing converter. Otherwise, easy stuff. Thanks for the advise. Also worth noting is that the replacement PTU from ford comes prefilled with fluid, ...
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2010 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Wiper Motor Front VIN: 1FMEU7EE9A
"Ground control to Major Tom" Thanks everyone for the help, funny how we all think alike sometimes... After the vehicle finally returned (and the dealer let us return the new wiper switch) we printed the wiring diagram, grabbed the test leads and the test ligh...
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2004 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SLE 6.6L No Start, Hard start VIN: 1GTHK29214
well this one is done. After lots of testing and lots of help from you great iatn guys and ended up being injectors. The new set of injectors and all is well
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2003 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L heat VIN: 2HKYF18593
after long discussion with the owner and his doubt the heater core would fix the problem we replaced heater core all is well thanks to all the replies you guys are a great help have a wonderful new year god bless you all
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1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L no crank VIN: 1J4FY49SWW
It had a couple of issues. The major problem was a broken ignition switch actuator. (Thanks Jason from Manitoba)as it did not fully actuate the electrical portion of ignition switch to the start position. I posted a photo here: ...
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2006 Toyota Camry XLE 2.4L Keyless Entry VIN: 4T1BE30K16
this one is fixed. Its always a mess when you diag. a car and know whats bad and you put the new part on and its either doing the same thing or creates another problem because you have put on a new bad part. Michael from Nigeria hit the nail on the head and ja...
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