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1989 Audi 200 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUGC5449K
car will start in the mornings or after engine has had a chance to cool down.engine can run for hours and not miss a beat,but shut it off and wait 5 min.and all it will do is crank over(strong bat.and starter).checked for spark,none.checked for fuel,none.wait ...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG74D3W
I have this Audi came from a local body shop. The customer had them remove computor and send to power by jet and have a chip installed in it to increase performance.It runs well but I have this reacuring codes.The customer says there was no codes before.I have... Trouble codes: 17549 (load registration unlikely), 16487 (mass air flow signal high), 17537 (bank 2 long term fuel trim system rich)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E51
Light flashes now & then no set pattern Have very little experience with Mercedes Please help Any information is appreceiated Car runs fine no problems Trouble codes: 446 (PO 446 Evap Vent Solenoid Problem)
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL600 5.5L convertible top and other accessories VIN: WDBSK76F14
We have a customer with this 04 MB 600 SL with accessory problems. He has been to the dealer 4 times for this problem without a FIX. The problem is that after about an hour of driving, the battery light comes on and there is a text message "power consumers o...
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1982 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 1.7L relay layout VIN: WVWCA0152C
Have been unable to get a relay layout on this fuse/relay panel. There 12 relays and I believe there a wrong relay that creating the problem. Dealership is no help here and library no help either. As soon as you turn on the ignition (not to crank position) to ...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L timing belt VIN: WVWMA63B4W
Customer brought vehicle in for no start. We quickly determined timing belt and replaced. Would not run, so we pulled the head. This is a five vale per cylinder head, and at least 3 valves per head were bent. Sent to machine shop for repair. We could find no s...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L "Blue" temp indicator VIN: 3VWBC21COX
Afternoon fellow Wrenches, got this Beetle with an intermittent "blue" temp warning indicator illuminated on the IPC. Normally these things go out after a few minutes of running(noticed on the diesels) but this one stays on an extremely long time --even though...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSF29M5X
customer had timing belt break on this TDi,damaged head, we replaced with a new head, I have the new cam tool and pin for timing pump. I set the engine to TDC, turned injection pump pully until pin was inserted (did not remove pump) installed new belt, turned ...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1FX8844J
has not been driven much, 2k and returned with present problem, falls on its face, and is burning lean,right from first startup, temp has no bearing on it. following results from scope of maf, replaced it with reman , no change, fp right on through all ranges,...
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAGD8321P
this one is going back to customer. many replies stated that the pvc plate and the throttle body housing are common failures. these motors also have a breakdown of the cylinder walls causing excessive leakdown. bmw says 15% leakdown is engine replacement time....
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L 1-2 shift VIN: WBACB4320S
there's not much to post, i found it was cheaper to buy the euro kit for our modis than buy a dedacated euro scanner. we found no trans codes and all solenoids were being powered up. next we removed the pan and ohmed and power probe the solenoids which worked ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: WDBBA45C3F
Thanks for all the help guys & thanks to Mr Poole from Texas for the phone call. The fix was to replace the idle control module, which was a SWAG on my part. I spoke with my client yesterday & she reported that all was well. Thanks again for the input.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor VIN: WDBGA51E5R
Thanks to all who replied, everyone gave good suggestions. I had pretty much already condemed the base module at this point and I had taken it apart and didnt see anything. I recieved a reply from Rob in Florida who had my exact situation on a 140 coupe. He ha...
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L roof VIN: WPOZZZ98ZV
Thanks to all for assistance with this problem. I stumbled on the solution purely by accident. I banged with my fist near the roof release handle and it started to work which lead me straight away to the microswitch there. Cost 17.60 ukp. Owner more than happ...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA63B5W
Thank you for all the great replies. A couple said to check the coolant sensor, yes we did and it is bad, however it did not repair the vehicle. Some replies said to check the timing chain guides and alignment, we did that and that is the problem, the guide ca... Trouble codes: 17746 (bank 1 cam position sensor G163 open circuit short with power).
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1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8850M
Thanks to all who helped, everyone was right. I swaped the two relays at the coolant jug, no change i put a new Fuel pump relay in it and all is find. Thanks Mike
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9691S
The consensus is that the aftermarket O2 sensors do not work in this vehicle. We verified that it is indeed aftermarket. Customer is going to wait to repair vehicle. We feel confident that a new O2 from Volvo will fix the problem. Trouble codes: 212 (O2 sensor).
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5646V
Thanks for all the tips. Pulled the pump out and saw rust inside. Applied power to pump- no go. Assume this is the water issue everyone is talking about, although I saw only rust, no water, but it hasn't rained here for almost a month. Estimated a pump, air ch... Trouble codes: P0410.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Hello.This Volvo is fixed.The misfire codes were a no brainer as it just needed spark plugs,but that was not why I posted.The P0017 code translates to Volvo code ECM644 which is variable valve timing code.Turns out this is a rather common occurence and it has ... Trouble codes: P0017 (unknown), 302 (misfire cylinder 2), 303 (misfire cylinder 3).
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