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2003 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L Cylinder heads VIN: WAUXU64B83
The request for this car actually involves the machine shop that I have used for years. I have him replacing all the valves and he is having trouble coming up with the specs for valve tip protrusion or installed stem height,(whichever you like to describe it)....
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on
Hi, I've been having some trouble figuring out this Bmw, I can only pull transmission codes in EOBD mode on my Auetel maxidas and I can not clear codes in either bmw or eobd it just comes up no communication, I've try'd using both the obd-2 and 20-pin bmw conn... Trouble codes: P1747, P1770, P1765, P1748, P1750, P1749
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1993 Buick Regal Custom 3.8L No Start VIN: 2G4WB54LXP
vehicle is going through ignition control modules and not sure why!Has no injector pulse and no spark follow flow charts replace module starts runs great for week maybe six weeks then all over again.Any ideas greatly appreciated.
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2008 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 5.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GNFC13078
Lady went to fill up truck at a loacl gas station in The Woodlands, Tx. We've been gettiig ALOT of rain here lately, with mass amounts of flooding. Soon after, truck started running like crap. I checked the Fuel Composition, and it was at 71%. I reset, and te... Trouble codes: P1174
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 ST 3.7L No Start VIN: 1D7HA16K23
Just got this truck towed in w/no start. I get fuel pressure but no communication w/scanner . Checked all underhood fuses and they are all good. I do not know about fuel injector pulse or spark ? I Wish I had more info , data , etc...but I don't . What I k...
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2012 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C4RDGBG1C
Hey all.This Grand Caravan is driving us nuts. Trans was rebuilt about 3 mos.ago. MIL came on a month later P0882 TCM input power low, P06DD engine oil pressure stuck low . The transmission shop determined that the relay in the TIPM was bad they wired in an ex... Trouble codes: P06DD
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2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Tcase VIN: 2FTRX08L61
Thanks to all who reads this! What could this be. It sounds like a ticking noise almost like a ticking from drum brakes. it seems to be coming out of the rear of the transfer case. I did notice when replacing the rear T case bearing, that I did not get much fl...
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2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMNU42F02
I normally work on german aircooled so bear with me. I am dealing with a 2002 Ford Excursion 7.3 that has plenty of fuel in the tank but the guage reads empty and the low fuel light is on (previously working fine). Customer reports that they started the vehicl...
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2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP39523
Hello everyone.We replaced the computer because it was shorted. The IMRC actuator was not getting a ground to actuate it. We would erase the code and the CEL would immediately light up after we started it back up. After replacing the computer we still get the ... Trouble codes: P1518
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2007 Ford F650 5.9L No crank to start VIN: 3FRNF65E47
No voltage signal to starter relay. 12V from ignition switch in the crank position. 12V at 5A fuse on inside fuseblock on crank. Fuses and connections clean and tight at battery area. When jumping starter relay the engine cranks and runs but trans light on and...
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2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDSF30558
came from 2 other shops, that replaced 5 fuel pumps in a row never left the shop oem., bogs down, no power, hot under load . this is reading warm with no problem FRP at 40 psi, FP% 40 psi, FRP DSD 40%.readings under med, heavy load hot FRP 6psi, fp% 41 ,FRP DS... Trouble codes: P0148, P0171, P0191, P0300, P0581
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2010 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.6L Misfire VIN: KMHCN4AC0A
this car come from used car dealer misfire number 1 at the time it misfire there is no signal to injector number one i cut and slide wire from ecm to injector still not working by the way when it cold all injector working fine until engine warm up then it will... Trouble codes: P0301
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: SAJNV4842K
Good afternoon, I hope you Jag guys can point me in the right direction. Car came in running bad with no power. Has excessive emissions and seems to be dumping fuel to the point of rolling the idle and fouling spark plugs. Car starts on a dime but wont acceler...
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2005 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L abs VIN: SAJWA82C55
Hi need some assistance from those jag techs out there. This XJ came in with all the abs/trac lights lit up and a code c1165 right rear sensor short to ground. Also had a code c1895 for left rear height sensor short to b+ . I have switched the rear sensors and...
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1J4GX48S42
Ok, This Jeep came into the shop with a complaint of hesitation, cruise not working and mil on. Pulled the codes and started testing tps. Looking on IATN, I found that there were numerous posts about the clock spring. I checked and sure enough, I had 5 volts o... Trouble codes: P0121 (Tps voltage doesnt agree with map), P0123 (Tps voltage high)
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2012 Kia Forte LX 2.0L engine VIN: KNAFT4A28C
Hi all first time posting for help, car came in because his engine was burning oil. you can see the cloud of smoke when its warmed up and acclerating. He has miss a few oil changes. we put in a used engine from a wrecker, it burns oil also. talked to wrecker t...
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2004 Mazda 6 S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1YVFP80D34
installed rebuilt engine in car upon customer request due to oil consumption. got running and was running well with new engine then went to turn heater on and all warning lights on instrument cluster light up. tried scanning with solus ultra and no communicati... Trouble codes: U0073
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L abs VIN: WDBRF61J61
This Mercedes came in with codes c1529 & c1210. we found the brake booster solenoid to be faulty and replaced the booster. That fixed code c1529 but the c1210 wont clear and my alldata does not give any description on that code. Any help would be great! Thanks
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Mechanical
Hi Benz techs, This diesel has a loud engine noise at startup, sounding like timing chain noise?? After a few seconds it quiets down. I was told by another shop that the chain guide tensioner could be dirty/ worn, causing the guides to tension only after the...
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2007 Nissan Xterra X 4.0L all shifts VIN: 5N1AN08WX7
Vehicle came in with coolant in transmission, replaced radiator flushed lines rebuilt trans IN HOUSE, replaced valvebody and tcm from dealer. Ran vehicle found reverse hits hard and fourth gear takes offs, checked all fuses scan all modules found no blown fuse...
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2013 Nissan Murano SV 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN8AZ1MW6D
im hoping for some guidance or help with 2013 nissan murano 3.5L car came into dealer for rough run and mil on found vacuum leak at broken vacuum line under engine cover at a vacuum control solenoid and dtc's p0300 multiple cylinder misfire and p0171 system le... Trouble codes: P0300, P0171
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2007 Saturn Sky Red Line 2.0L air bag system VIN: 1G8MG35X27
Hi to all in the community. My personal car. Problem started travelling with my co-pilot (my 45LB dog) in the passenger seat. Hit a bump and "service air bag" came up in the DIC along with the air bag light. Flickered and went off. Later came on solid. Restart...
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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4S4WX85C96
looking for help...car came in with all cyl on bank 1 misfiring...cleaned all solenoids and only cyl 1 came back..i have battery voltage on both pink and and yellow wires that go to injector, went to computer and found voltgage where needed..anyone else come a... Trouble codes: P0301
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2008 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2S3DA917X8
Hello, We did the chains on this 13000 miles and 7 months ago. The customer called a month ago with a code that I presume is the same we have now but didn't show. Now we got the vehicle and it was 3.5 qts. low on oil, the sticker said it was 700 miles overdue ... Trouble codes: P0008 (Engine position system performance B1)
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1RS53K91
It is a case for people used to electric/electronic nightmares. Client complains car sometimes will stall while driving. Usually will restart just after some time. I reveived car on a tow truck. Car started in the first try but there was a strange ECM MIL "f...
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACN334X1
Thank you for the replies. We waited a while to make sure this was fixed. All good replies, we did smoke test, did not have any leaks. Idle was always good, normal. We could control IAC with a scantool, and could see the ecm controlling it too. We ended up rep... Trouble codes: P1500.
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2001 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G4HP54K71
Hi, Sorry it took this long to close but I have not been able to get the car back in to repair. Based on several responses I expect the problem is with the pcv valve/seals. It makes the most sense. Trouble codes: P0135.
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1995 Chevrolet Lumina 3.1L headgasket
Had 54 replies. Most said send the guy down the road because of a law suit or do it with no paper work. The intake gaskets were replaced because of a small leak at the left rear corner of the intake. I had a big problem with the radiator cap I bought from carq...
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2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L Cuts out VIN: 1GNES16S24
Thanks to all of you for your help most of you were correct we cleaned the throttle boyd beplrced the gasket did a reset and the customer has had her car now for 3days and all is well again thanks
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCHC24U36
the under dash relay box (mounted on floor by Left kick Panel was internally shorted and supplying charging system voltage to the data line. Replaced with Salvage yard unit. This truck does NOT have the splice sp207 I was looking for the circuit stops at the ...
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2010 Chevrolet Traverse LT 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GNLRFEDXA
I have since been able to access capable scanners, I have made a deal with a nearby shop owner to allow me to use his Maxidas (sp?) and also an Autel (sp?), both leading me to believe the chains were in fact out of spec, as every single responder suspected. I ... Trouble codes: P0008 (Cam/crank correlation out of tolerance).
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1996 Chrysler Sebring JX 2.4L asd fuse VIN: 3C3EL45X0T
Found the problem to be in the alternator, it was overcharging at higher RPM and blowing the fuse
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2003 Chrysler Concorde LXi 3.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2C3HD36M43
Unable get this one fixed yet had to give vehicle back to owner he gunna bring it back when symptom becomes more frequent..coincidentally my boss has 1999 300M with same 3.5 motor it just started doing same thing maybe I'll fix his n it b the same as the other... Trouble codes: P0344, P0340.
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L No Start VIN: 1J4GZ58SHW
Good afternoon Techs. Got lots of replies(thank you). Most felt it was crank sensor and some was thinking bad wiring, bad coil or bad coil driver. Turned out to be bad coil driver. Had pcm repaired and is running good. Thanks for responding and thanks to those...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L alternator warning VIN: WDBLK70G23
thank you all for the help, I got the ok from the customer to diagnose the car so I went ahead and put it up in the air and removed the under covers and there it was the voltage regulator was unplugged...plugged it in and all was well...
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2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue GX 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G3WH52H31
Went with head gaskets. Customer declined work. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0300.
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2002 Subaru Outback L.L. Bean 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 4S3BH80622
performed compression test, all cylinders yielded very similiar compressions. noted that fuel pressure was dropping off fairly quickly (about 5psi per 10min) but nothing too crazy. comtemplated swapping injectors from left to right (regulator was not bad or a... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306.
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2007 Toyota RAV4 2.4L struts VIN: JTMZD33V37
i replaced the struts.car working good.i put the strut in a press it would go down with lots of force but wont come back out .thank you for your replies.
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2009 Toyota Camry XLE 3.5L Shakes VIN: 4T1BK46K39
Axle shaft fixed it, stay away from reman axles. rf shaft with intermediate shaft bearing was the root cause of the vibration
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Chain tensioner VIN: 3VWSE69M94
I used the special tool to compress the tensioner. It allowed me to lift the tensioner off the head just enough to replace the half moon seal and the gasket. I didn't put the engine at TDC but luckily the cams did not move at all when the chain was slackened...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L RF Headlamp VIN: WVGZM77L45
I put stabilant 22 on the connectors and the car has been fine for weeks. I'm considering this one fixed. Thanks for all the feedback
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWAJ71K96
GUYS I CAN FINNALY SAY THAT I FIXED THIS CAR . I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR YOUR HELP . WELL DAVID AND MIKE FROM BRITISH COLUMBIA HELPED ALOT. THE FIX WAS A BROKEN WIRE IN THE HARNESS . I DECIDED TO OVERLAY ANOTHER WIRE FROM LOW FUEL PRESSURE SENSOR TO FLAP M...
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