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2010 Audi A3 TDI 2.0L Electronic VIN: WAUKJAFM3A
This Audi TDI came in with a complaint of A/C getting warm at idle. I recovered a full charge of 525 grams of R134A. pulled a vacuum for 15 mins and passed the leak test. Both fans are coming on and A/C clutch is always engaged ( it never disengages) . My high...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Radio VIN: 4USCH7335W
Good day everbody changed radio cassette with radio cd player have atempted to put in code must have messed up now it says code wait can any one help with this one thanks for any help (first BMW)
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1989 Buick Regal Limited 2.8L Hesitation VIN: 2G4WD14W9K
Customer complained that car has no power on take off. It will get up to cruising speed and run good. Starts and idles great. Checked fuel pressure it was at 28. Replaced the fuel pump, screen and filter also spark plugs at customers request. Fuel pressure is ...
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2008 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 5.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16348
have issue with fault code p0300 coming on every time cylinder deactivation comes on, mis is cyl 3, snap-on tool data shows counter to 200 then codes or if holding steady at 60mph under light load will continue to misfire-light flashing, once throttle angle ch... Trouble codes: P0300
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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1GCRCPEX8D
I have this truck that has po716 p0717 for the transmission input sensor that keeps coming back after you drive the truck for about 20 minutes ive checked the wiring from the trans computer to the transmission I don't have a whole lot of info on it alldata has... Trouble codes: P0717, P0716, P219A
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2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 2.7L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WD0PD64486
I am pretty certain the culprit is a sticking fuel pressure control valve at rear of fuel rail, which would account for the high and low fuel pressure faults. The fuel pressure set vs actual values (see below) make sense for this scenario, except for the secon... Trouble codes: 20180, 20470, 20160, 20170, 20210
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2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L a/c control panel VIN: 1D7RB1GP1A
Customer stated a/c inop. Found a/c control panel would not function , and no communication with scan tool. After cycling main 60amp Transport fuse a/c function will return for a short time and a/c cools great. B221400 Climate control internal and B11CB92 temp...
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1978 Ford F-250 Ranger 6.6L ticking noise valve VIN: F26SRBE849
with valve covers off checked with stethoscope noise coming from spring area at valve top and pushrod no noise. wanted others imput. leaning toward bad valve stems cylinder 3, 5 most noticable
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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14HXN
Hello Ford gurus, What happens is the Check engine light will come on at idle or while driving, the Trans will shift hard and idle will increase about 300 rpm. It will not store code's and will not happen during scanner test's. This system is very limited, suc...
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1998 Ford F 800 400CID Lighting
This truck has hydraulic brakes. So far as I can determine the stop lamp diode is the problem-open. Per Ford it is near the stop light switch--if it is,I cannot find it. I will keep looking, but if anyone has any ideas, I wold appreciate it. TIA
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2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L left rear VIN: 1FAFP42X92
Left rear caliper overheats while driving. On first inspection found pins frozen. Repaired pins and installed new pads and rotors. Test drive - same problem. Next we replaced the rear brake hoses thinking there may be a restriction in one. The customer request...
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2006 Ford Five Hundred Limited 3.0L gauge not reading VIN: 1FAFP25196
vehicle came in stalling out , remove and replace fuel pump due to low fuel pressure , after replacing fuel pump assembly gas gauge will not read full after filling up gas tank ?
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2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L rear axle seals VIN: 1FTPW14V16
I have replaced the rear axle seals 3 times on this truck. Each time they last 1 to 2 months before leaking again. I have used 2 different aftermarket brands. What could be causing this? Thanks.
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2010 GMC Acadia SL 3.6L Compressor VIN: 1GKLVKED0A
compressor cycles on and off too often. pressure on low side is 40 psi. and high side 200 psi. reset battery and outside temp. a/c will be cold for awhile then the clutch starts to cycle. no codes stored.not sure if this was a problem before car came in. repai...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L FSS resset VIN: WBDJF82H3X
HI, unable to reset the FSS service interval wrench I did try and reset it several times, used reset tool. Scan tool, and tried the manual reset. Had other mechanics try it. No success. Yes all the doors are closed and the dome light is off. It does attempt ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starter VIN: WDBRF61J42
When trying to start veh starter just clicks like weak battery, has new battery fully charged & jumper box connected, no change, can jump starrter relay & cranks fine so know its not starter. Swapped relay, no change, can leave battery booseter connected for 3...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R500 5.0L Signal, Cruise and Gear Selector VIN: 4JGCB75E46
Got one that I have not seen before on an MB. On the R500, the Automatic Gear Selector, Cruise Control and Signal Arm are mounted to the steering column. Each have their own function by rocking the arm up, down, away and toward the driver. Each work appropriat...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic 3.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF87XX7
Hi Merc experts.I,ve got this early production 07 E350 4-matic with a single 1208 trouble code that won,t go away. It had the typical balance shaft sprocket problem.I pulled the engine and replaced everything under the timing cover, and it went down the road f... Trouble codes: 1208 (constant adjustment of intake cam right bank retarded)
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L not charging VIN: WP0CA29914
I have tested the blue lead from the instrument cluster to the alternator and the wire is good all the way beck, but have no voltage from the cluster also the harness (lock) lever is missing on said blue wire harness (green) connector. additionally the alterna...
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2012 Ram 2500 SLT 6.7L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3C6UD5CL0C
problem starts with loosing all cluster functions and when turn key off everything is totally dead inside cab of truck.key has no function at all. if you wait a while it will restart with above codes {with random other 02 codes }and run fine untill cluster sta... Trouble codes: P2509, P22AB, U0001, U0121, U0141
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2001 Subaru Outback 2.5L abs VIN: 4S3BH66551
needs to bleed brakes with abs module activated where is check plug connector
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2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: 4S4BP61C35
need help with this 2005 subaru. the car hesitates on take off. the front air fuel sensor will not drop below 2.7 voltz. the rear 02 looks normal .2 to .4 voltz. fuel pressure is normal. check resistance on wiring from computer to front air fuel sensor is norm...
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2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7L Brake Pedal VIN: 5TBDT44104
good day all and thank you for looking at my post. this tundra came to me with an intermittent fading brake pedal. customer requested i install a master cylinder, witch i did.. after bleeding every way i could think of i finely have a good pedal. when stopping...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L oil leak VIN: WVWTH63B23
We have an oil leak coming from the head. It is where the manufacturer put a ball bearing plug in the oil passage. I assume from line drilling. There are four of them. Two on each head. We have one possibly two of them leaking. Does anybody have a know success...
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L Dynamic Drive VIN: WBAEH73474
I appreciate the input. I decided to have the customer go to the dealer on this one. A large sum of money on a hunch. I'm pretty sure the dynamic drive unit needs to be replaced because of one solenoid but due to lack of info, it goes to the dealer
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2001 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.8L control VIN: 2G1WH55K71
It seems that Ive ruled it down, with your help ,to be just a thermostat. According to my thermal gun the thermostat housing gets fully warmed up then after driving a bit,then it drops to around 170 except when its really warm outside. Through my scanner I cou...
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2005 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Z71 5.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3GNFK16Z45
Thank you to all the techs for your time and advice, Turned out to be an internal engine problem,we received a warranty engine from jasper and have no problem now truck runs great.I could not give an exact problem because Jasper does not want me to open the en... Trouble codes: P0336 (Crankshaft Position CKP Sensor Performance).
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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD LT 6.6L No Start VIN: 1GCHK23216
Truck is fixed with a cp3 pump. lot of replies that said filter housing, couldn't ignore that so I tried one, no joy. special thanks to Danny [...] who helped me rule out the pressure relief valve and injector returns.
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1999 Chrysler 300M 3.5L Poor Braking VIN: 2C3HE66G1X
Well I to thank everybody that replied ( too many to mention )This car has very low mileage was only driven locally and hardly ever on the eway. The booster works normal key off pump the brake pedal it until it's hard start the engine and the pedal drops. Trie...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L leak VIN: 1FTSW205X5
Bart was correct. The low reverse snap ring breaks, the low reverse clutch assembly moves forward, because of the helical gears, and the case "ears" break. I found many examples of this problem on carproblemszoo.com. Too bad I cannot upload a picture of this b...
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2003 Infiniti I35 3.5L abs module VIN: JNKDA31A43
we took car to the dealer and they come out that previous ownwer had take the to them, they had replace the cluster and the vss code went away according to them and also the customer refuse to install a abs control module now I have it and explain the customer...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22272
thankyou to everyone that replied the calculated load never went above 43% at wot installed new mass air and replaced #6 coil inspected intake motors and runner control doors for binding found one sticking repaired that and all seems good thankyou again!!! Trouble codes: P1396, P0301, P0305, P0306, P0171, P0174.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.4L door closers VIN: WDBGB34E0R
Thanks for the suggestions. Based on the info you all gave me I suspect the pump is bad again. If it didn't affect the trunk I probably wouldn't worry about it. However, the car is in fantastic shape other than that so I suppose I will replace it again.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML320 CDI 3.0L Mechanical
Well thanks to all who replied. After careful consideration I came to the obvious conclusion that the risk vs reward was jut not in this for me. It makes no sense to buy the required tools to do this job as I don't typically work on diesels so, I am passing it...
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2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L evacuation VIN: 4M2DU86P2Y
So I gave the customer the least expensive option to replace the seals at every connection(spring locks etc.) explaining that I would not be able to properly service the system until we could generate vacuum. And in the event the compressor was the problem, I ...
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2009 Pontiac Vibe 2.4L No Start VIN: 5Y2SM67099
Well this ones fixed. Timing was off. I was using the dot next to the e on the exhaust cam gear and it was supposed to be the square mark over the key way. Couldn't get a good picture of it in the service info. Thanks to all that took the time to help.
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2003 Subaru Forester XS 2.5L head gasket VIN: JF1SG656X3
Motor was bad. Ended up getting a replacement. In summary probably don't do head gaskets on a forester with over 200k.
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