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2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E62
reset mil and it comes back in a matter of 10 min. wehave a kit to set timing, and timing seems to be ok we are using a kitnumber required for this job [...] MADE BY RED LINE the onlything i noticed is that when the clamps are installed on the cams, the scr... Trouble codes: P0340, P0340
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1996 BMW 750iL 5.4L Noise VIN: WBAGK2321T
Noise from under the center of the vehicle. Rubbing or grinding, something related to speed, mostly happens right around 40 MPH. May have to be driven a ways before this noise starts. Above is the customers description off the noise/feeling that happens. When...
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1998 Chevrolet C1500 Cheyenne 5.7L misfire p0301 VIN: 1GCEC19RXW
Customer came into the shop and said he needed both heads rebuilt, with misfire in #1. Our testing showed: 0 compression in #1, adding oil upped compression to 140 and a leakdown test showed 20 psi in #1 and 90 in adjoining cylinders. No leakage seen from val...
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L Brakes VIN: 1GCJK33122
Very intermittently the brakes will not release while driving. Customer states the pedal is solid as a rock when the problem occurs. I have not been able to duplicate the problem. Any Ideas?
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNET16P74
truck came in with locked up motor we installed used one changed over intake with new gaskets changed over fuel system. durning warm up of truck noiticed it was miss firing. Installed scanner and found b1s1 at 0 to 13 b1s2 at 28 to 31 b2s1 at 900 to 932 b2s2 a... Trouble codes: P0300
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2010 Chevrolet Colorado LT 3.7L Stall VIN: 1GCDSCDE5A
text [...] The dealer turned the customer down when they found out the rebuilt was with oem stuff and an interment stall. Trouble codes: P0017 (Crank/cam corr.)
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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2D4GP24R95
This vehicle came in with high idle around 1600 sometimes will jump up to 3000 checked out no vacuum leaks with smoke machine replaced iac no change. can unplug iac van runs at min idle checked and plugged off all vacuums,cruise,brake booster,pcv,purge no chan... Trouble codes: P0507 (iac system rpm higher than expected)
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2007 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.5L Starting VIN: WD0PE74677
Battery on this truck is sulfated so ordering battery for it. So I stuck a different temp battery in it and the problem I am having is when you go to start it, the starter motor just clicks once, ONLY SOME of the lights in the dash flash once. Scanner was hook...
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2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0BE74549
Vehicle had multiple codes, after we did the work on the vehicle, cleared codes and got customer to drive vehicle to complete drive cycle for emission. We changed mass air flow sensor, decarbonized intake and egr and performed regen. After a week vehicle is ba... Trouble codes: P2633 (charge air system offset drift under), P2626 (diesel particulate filter)
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2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Air Bag VIN: 1FTRX14W15
I have a problem with an 05 f150 that has srs light on [flashes 16 reads B2909] checked pass seat belt latch shows open with no belt and with belt latched check 2 others and same result ??? also there is a module under the seat[5L34-14B422-AB...CHKMC] is this ...
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2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW21Y88
runs fine and smooth. under acceleration falls flat on its face. I am wondering if the control module could affect the pressure. or if its the regulator? i was led to believe that the pump wont run if its the module...??? I can get the regulator only from ford... Trouble codes: P0191
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2012 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Starting VIN: 1FAHP3F25C
Hello, This is a flood car so it may be a little different than a "normal" failure, however, there are codes that set immediately and hopefully someone can point me in the right direction. Will not crank...no codes setting in PCM...purchased new key and new PA...
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2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1GKDF13582
The truck came in some times when you accel. It will hold back holding it there it will take of like a rockett. Coustmer said with cruse set at 70 it runs good. This may not have nuthing but he said it started after getting gas i chaneg the fuel filter & took ...
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2010 Kia Forte EX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFU4A28A
My good customer has just purchased this vehicle. Please note the repair history. Intermittently, the check engine light comes on with a P0340 code. Sometimes once in 2 weeks sometimes once a day. I checked the wiring harness VERY closely, inspected the con... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft sensor circuit)
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L monitors do not set VIN: WDBJF55F9T
monitors not setting, we drove this car for a long time, and none of the monitors set, like if the battery was recently disconnected , we replace the power module, thinking it was intermittently not sending power to the computers , with no luck any input is ap...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SL550 5.5L compressor VIN: WDBSK71F78
this car came in not cooling,when the outside temperature is over about 75 degrees the high pressure was 150 low pressure 60 I thought was not suctioning. so I changed the compressor and dryer after charged the low pressure went down the high went up normal co...
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2006 Saturn Ion-2 2.2L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1G8AZ55F96
vehicle came in for low power. drive car and it bogs down on med accel checked fuel pressure in spec compression 215 across mass clean. no back pressure and just for peace of mind dropped cat and still same. tp and app voltages look good any help would be appr...
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2000 Subaru Legacy GT Limited 2.5L Driveline VIN: 4S3BE6563Y
I dont know where to start on this has anyone ran into something like this?
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1994 Toyota Previa LE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: JT3AC12RXR
Hello i have a 94 previa i got in for a valve cover gasket when work was done van would not run,it cranks long starts hard and when it does start it misses and popes like timing is off.I have checked to make sure ignition is good and wires are on right the kic...
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2004 Toyota Sienna LE 3.3L Unknown VIN: 5TDZA23C94
We charged system, ran new Denso compressor and almost immediately the oil & refrigerant blew out of compressor pressure relief valve. Monitored pressures and both pressures were 50 psi low side and 50 psi high side with compressor running. We removed 1oz oil ...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E43
thanks to the community for the help.The car is fixed once again,i couldn't believe a new part was failin,but it was the case.there were really good post and some not so good,but what is important here is the willingness from others to help.the oil sender unit...
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2009 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUMK78K79
Thanks to all that replied to this request. You were all correct. The basic problem was the throttle body cleaning. I did inspect the Throttle when the air intake hose was off the air filter. I had an assistant depress the throttle while I looked down the a... Trouble codes: P0068 (Throttle Position Correlation), P307A.
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2001 Chevrolet Tahoe 5.3L heat ac fiap VIN: 1GNEC13T71
a lot of you was right with your answer the reprograming the blend door motor after installing was the repair.Thank All Of You. Charles
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1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKE30F8T
Installed NEW IDM, started & runs great. Todd ohming the wire to PCM from IDM was helpful. Andy [...] open up the IDM & there was water intrusion. Dan you were right, no voltage out of IDM with good power & grounds replace IDM. After replacing & rewiring V/C harne... Trouble codes: P1668, P0470.
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2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Erratic VIN: 1FAHP53U65
Well the car still has an odd idle, customer stated that she couldn't be without the car for no more than 2 days at a time so she took the car. We suggested that she take the car to the dealership. Thanks for all your help here.
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2002 Honda CR-V EX 2.4L Spark plug tube seals VIN: JHLRD78882
Thanks for all of the replies. I ended up installing the seals with the lip facing the valve cover, so the seal just pushes over the tube. As some stated this seal is not against a rotating shaft so this makes sense. Also I called a Honda dealer and talked to ...
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2008 Kia Rondo LX 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: KNAFG52608
Clifford from Texas nailed it. came in this morning and went right for the purge valve, electrically disconnected and engine vacuum was still present, replaced and fuel trims normal and MAF pid averaging 3.0 GPS. Believe it or not shop had told me they replac...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBUF65J35
Thank you everyone who took the time to help me. I had fixed this problem I drove the [...] a week with scan tool connected reading the engine smooth Data and foult counter and I found cyl 2 high misfire, replaced coil #2 problem is solved.
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2006 Subaru Forester X 2.5L left intake valves VIN: JF1SG63666
This one is puzzling but we will continue to play with it. Everyone assumes that it is out of time...well it is, however, all the marks line up and the valves on the left contact the pistons. Where the truth lies I don't know yet but I will figure it out. This...
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2001 Toyota Tacoma DLX 3.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5TEWN72N61
well heres goes we changed the valve cover gaskets truck was running fine but had a code for a/f sensor truck was running great after valve covers gaskets replced a/f sensor truck was running great last night but had the code right away I come in this morning ... Trouble codes: P1135 (Af ratio sensor heater circuit).
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2003 Toyota Camry SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BE32K63
HI, EVERYONE SORRY ABOUT DELAY TO CLOSE THIS FIX, WE DID NOT DO ANY THING TO IT, CUSTOMER HAD SPARE CAR SO WE PUT IT ON BACK BURNER FOR TOW DAYS. WHEN WE BROUGHT IT BACK TO BAY TO WORK ON IT , STARTED AND RUN FINE ! NO PROBLEM WHAT SO EVER. THANKS AGA... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. Problem).
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4.7L compressor VIN: 5TDZT38A84
I did go back and monitor the actual coolant temp with my scanner. While the gauge indication wasn't alarming, the scanner showed temperatures creeping up in the 220's. I changed the thermostat and the temp hovered in the low 180's and the gauge indicator di...
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