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1997 Audi A4 1.8L turbo? VIN: WAUCB88D4V
Well we have this Audi that was sent to us by a customer. He has an engine noise coming from the "front" of the engine. Another shop has sold him a ps pump, now they want to sell him a rack. They also said it was the tensioner for the timing belt that was nois...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Starting VIN: WAUED28D7W
I have checked the ecu for code first time round found misfire ,changed the coil pack /ign mod misfire gone car ran fine for about a week. returned with same problem rechecked and found no faults replaced main relay car ran good for a few more days then proble...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Safety VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hi there, We have a puzzling one here. The car came in with several warning lights on in the dashboard. The check engine light, anti-lock light , red brake light, and air bag lights are all on. We can interrogate the engine ECU with no problem, and we can rea...
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L blower motors VIN: SAJHX1746R
Dear Fellow Techs, HELP! We have this 1994 Jaguar XJ6 that does not have heat or A/C blower at any speed. Checked fuse boxes. The right B4 fuse does not have any output, added a jumper, getting voltage to blower unit. Lights on dash control unit work. Blower m...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: SAJDAO1D5Y
HOPING A JAGUAR TECH WILL BE ABLE TO POINT US IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WE DO NOT WANT TO SPEND THE OWNERS MONEY OR BURN VALUABLE SHOP TIME ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE. THIS CAR HAS SO FAR DEFIED THE LOGICAL APPROACH AND WE ARE UNWILLING TO STOOP TO THE SHOTGUN METHOD....
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01C2Y
This Jag came in appox 3 weeks ago with a no start.During testing we found no fuel pressure and the fuel pump fuse blown.We replace fuel pump fuse and scoped fuel pump found a real ugly pattern and the pump was drawing 10 amps.We called customer and advised hi...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV124XT
Hi Land Rover PRO'S, P1775 - Unknown-Check MFG Manuals - I can NOT find anywhere what this code means??? - And I LOOKED VERY hard... Anyone out there know's something about it...secret??? thanks... Trouble codes: P1775 (Unknown - Check MFG Manuals)
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L hydraulic suspension
Hello MB techs. Problem with hydraulic suspension on this 6.9. The front sits low, not totally down but about half way up. rear height looks ok. Adjusting height control valve up or down has no effect on suspension. Plenty of fluid in resevoir. When I cracked ...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L wont shut off VIN: WDBAB30A4B
hi mb tech i have one that wont shut off with ig key cant find anything about inj pump
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1995 Other European FLYING SPUR 6.75L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SCAZG03C7S
This vehicle usually has a rough idle, although sometimes it is ok. The check engine light comes on when the idle is rough and it extinguishes it self upon driving. The engine has been serviced\tuned and it runs well on the road. My question is how does one ac...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Navigation VIN: WMWRE33473
I am looking for a vehicle speed sensor signal for a 2003 MINI S. We are installing an aftermarket Pioneer Navigation System, I have received conflicting advice on how to deal with the CAN wiring system. Alldata does not have any info in there library on this ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L steering VIN: 3VWSA81HOT
Hello techs, I have a 96 jetta with a steering problem. The steering is tight all the time. Also sometimes it seems to bind when taking a corner like it has no power steering. Checked steering for bent tierods, struts, binding strut bearings. Disconnected tier...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWML81H5V
Hi all VW techs, car came in with hesitation after long driving ( hot ). Check engine light NEVER came on. Use "Launch X-431" scanner to scan fault code. No fault code found. I am wondering if there is any problem with the ignition coil, since the engine hesit...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81HSW
State Emissions testing has gone to pass/fail at the DLC. Consequently we're getting a lot of evap problems that were never an issue on the dyno. Ross-tech is telling me that the leakdown time on this car is .85 instead of the required 1.6. Not sure the unit ... Trouble codes: 16826 (Small Evap Leak)
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1983 BMW 733i 3.2L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAFF740CD
fixed efi main relay along with air intake boot took vcare of the problem
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1549Y
After more extensive test driving we found an oxygen sensor would stop working properly (After approx. 30 minutes). We replaced the upstream sensor, bank 2 and all seems ok. Thank you for your replies. Clint [...].
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L compressor VIN: WDBHA29G9W
Greetings The c280 is blowing cold again . Drier pressure sensor was the problem. Special thanks to Richard from Florida for detailing the diagnostic procedure which I took the liberty of copying into the fix. Thanks again to all who replied George Pul...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3ED48E0X
Hi there, Many apologies, I thought I had closed this already, apparantly I typed the reply and it never got sent. Anyway, this customer's problem was not very severe, coupled with the fact that she was moving, and we haven't seen the car back yet to check a...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWFA81H8T
Thanks for the replies. What i ended up finding was the wrong fuel pump relay was installed. I noticed that i could make the code come in after turning on the ignition-without even starting the car. I then listened with a stethascope when key was turned on, pu... Trouble codes: 17908, P1500.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L no compressor engagement past #1 fan speed VIN: 3VWPA81H6X
AC is back to normal Blower resistor was the fix altho I could find no connection between it and the compressor switch in Bently. Just proves once again there is no substitute for expierence. Many Thanks to Charles [...] for t...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Code P0700/ P0733 VIN: YV1VS29541
Thank you to who replied. Had 3 replies. All said about a reprogramming that may fix the problem, one said about a valve body problem but basically transmission replacement was unavoidable. Dealer was no help, they did not even want to hear about reprograming....
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