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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Cruise VIN: WAUBA24B4W
Cruise control is incosistent . When customer left car cruise worked fine. Whenever you disengaged cruise (braking) there was noticable click from relay. Same click when you reengaged (resume). Now cruise does not work. No relay operation noticeable. Checked b...
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1986 BMW 735i 3.5L no reverse or neutral VIN: WBAFH840XG
car came in on trailer. did not start. i replaced cracked head which was leaking coolant into four cylinders. car now runs smoothly, but transmission will not shift out of forward. in park, it is still in gear and will not rev freely. in neutral, it is still i...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L engine compression VIN: WBABF3322R
Vehicle came in on the hook...tried to start..sounded like broken t/ chain.or fuel wash...pulled the coils and the v/ cover to inspect and perform various tests.check cam timing with BMW factory tools..performed leak down test and was amazed by results!..100% ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L no oil pressure/ flow to heads VIN: WBADE6327V
This BMW came to us as a lifter failiure car.(cust. diagnosis) The cam tensioner on the right head was easly deflected by my finger through the oil filler hole in valve cover. When running this car makes a loud combination of lifter tick and cam chain flap/rat...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L occ smoke at start VIN: SAJDA14C1Y
This Car operates perfectly no codes or other problems. oil just changed and filter, breather system checked and cleaned and orifice (was clean) throttle plate and bore cleaned (also was clean). however, occasionally on start up an excessive amount of white/gr...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEB33D3H
This old Benz has a couple of heating and A/C problems. First; the heat seems to come and go as it pleases--not related to engine rpm or anything I can pin down. Just suddenly starts working, fan speeds all seem to work and vents switch as designed. Secondly, ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L low power VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, I think I have a dead maf but I would like a second opinion. The codes p170 and p173 set quickly but the symptoms in the archives dont match. This one will hit about 3k rpm wide open throttle then go lean and will not accelerate, both o2s are pegged at ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA2946J
I have a 1988 Porsche 944, with the twin cam 16v, but NOT variable valve timing. This car has broken the timing belt twice, each time being at almost exactly 30,000 mile intervals. The belt has been tensioned correctly and checked at 15k services. What I have ...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Top Module VIN: WP0CA2991S
I am looking for the location of the convertible top control module. Alldata tells me it's behind the passenger's footrest. this car doesn't have a passenger's footrest board. I have replaced the left top lock motor because the gears were stripped. The top sti...
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L none VIN: WV2EH4703Y
" insp " flashing under odometer can not find any info , would assume it is a emmissions light, any help would be appreicated, modis did not seem to work as to turn it off no codes in the processor, the check engine lamp is not on
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1987 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8854H
hello guys i have a tough volvo here. this car was brought in with a no start. It has no fuel pressure and no injector pulse. I have checked and or replaced the radio suppresion relay,the fuse holder under the hood, the ignition module and connectios under the...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Power Steering VIN: YV1TS90D6X
This vehicle has ECPS (speed sensitive power steering) and we are going to replace the rack because it is leaking fluid all over the place. We know that you have to change all the hoses and put in a new power steering rack that won't have ECPS. Then we have to...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4321T
Thanks for all the replies. The code is related to the variable timing system, 'A' camshaft position sensor actuator bank 1. If seems like it has been sticking. The customer goes too long on oil changes, and does not always use synthetic oil. There was als... Trouble codes: P1519 (undocumented code).
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L cranking VIN: SAJHX1740S
I received two replies on this system, the second reply asked me to look at the decoder module with blue plug under console next to shifter. It was stated to look for possible sticky liquid from a pop or coffee, I inspected carefully and found connector was no...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L no heat driver side VIN: SALPV1544Y
i would like to thank everyone that replied this is the first time i got so many different suggestions for the same problem. the local landrover dealer was no help at all they told me that the vehicle would have to be repaired by them if they were to read the ...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97D8X
I appreciate all the input. The problem is very intermittent so it is difficult to duplicate, but I did take your advice as most of you suggested and replaced the purge solenoid. I informed the customer this is just an educated guess and may have other concern... Trouble codes: P0455.
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D5X
thanks to all that replied the air mass meter was the fix suspected it from the get go too.purchased one from the local volvo dealer and all is well thanks again. Trouble codes: P1171, P1181.
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Service reminder VIN: YV1SZ58D12
Thank you for all the replies. Using the method described in most of the responses which involved utilizing the trip reset button and having the key in the corresponding position I was able to easily reset the service reminder message without having to use a s...
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