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1998 Audi A4 Avant 1.8L Three MIL lights VIN: WAUBB28DXW
I got this car a week ago from a body shop that does high line repairs on late model, high line vehicles. I do work for them once a month or so, reburning a GM ECM, diagnosing a MIL problem of some sort, reburning a body module to match a wrecking yard BCM to ...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil pressure light VIN: WAUDC28D9Y
Hello all, and thank you in advance, This audi has come to us twice now with the oil pressure light coming on when you are driving at engine speeds above 2000 rpm. At first the light would only come on once in a while, but now it is every time the car is drive...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG 4.3L engine VIN: WDBHA33G3W
NEED IDEAS,I have a buzzing noise in the front of the engine.It sounds like maybe the oil pump chain is rubbing the front cover.there is a very slight buzzing throughout the car,and some very fine non ferris metal in oil.I've spent three full weeks on this car...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L wiring VIN: WP0AB296XL
Greetings, Can anyone give me the exact location of splice #8 in the wiring harness on this Porsche? Alldata wiring diagrams give me everything but the splice locations. Thanks in advance.
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1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L Convertible top VIN: WPOZZZ99ZR
Dear Friends, I changed the clutch kit and the warnig light top in the dash is on!! The convertible top donīt work , the fuse 13 ,electric motor is ok. I need the wiring conv. top diagram. There are any ground in the engine compartment?? Thanks a lot
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Power steering VIN: WP0CA2986Y
This Boxster exhibits minor p/s pump noise at all times, especially when cold. I've got very little info on the Boxster and the nearest Porsche dealer is no help at all. I checked the fluid level and it was absolutely perfect. Went ahead and replaced it with f...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWSA81H0W
this vehicle will normally run perfect when here.college student has had car stall twice in last two months but vehicle will usually restart. Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0303
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMA63BOX
Customer brought this car in stating that MIL is on and running poorly. Road test verified this, has slight miss-fire and some detonation under load. Hooked VAG 1552 up and found 14 DTC's, a couple "random miss-fires,caused by fuel level to low", "fuel level t...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS module, brake light VIN: WAUBA24B8X
Due to the high cost of the proposed repairs, the customer has taken the car without having it fixed. All replies agreed that the ABS control unit is bad. The red brake warning light is supposed to be lit when the ABS light is activated. Lack of the ability to...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L dash illumination VIN: SAJHN1249W
We eventually got this vehicle back, removal of the bulbs is easy enough, you just have to be very careful in the removal of trim panels, thanks for the help. Brian.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L tcm VIN: SAJEA51D42
thanks for the replies. this jag had burnt trans fluid, shifter j-gate out of adjustment, and a defective battery. i flushed all the fluid with synthetic, adjusted the j-gate, replaced the battery, and cleared any trans codes by disconnecting the harness from ...
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1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALHV1145J
Had 10 replies and I thank you all for responding. I belive the ignition moduale is the problem but customer chose to take car and play with it himself. Not a heartbreak to me. Did make sure exhaust wasn't plugged. If I hear back from him on fix I will pass ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L asr VIN: WDBGA57E1N
thanks for all the replies. Turns out the nuetral safety switch was bad. replaced with a brand new unit and bam, problem solved. thanks again for the help!
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1986 Other European 328 GTS 3200CC Poor Idle Quality VIN: ZFXA20A0G0
although this car has not yet returned, the posts I received may help someone in future and thanks for the responces. Brian
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1988 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WPOAA2946J
Thanks for all the replys, but no one hit it. I just happened to have another 944s in the shop and was able to compare. I found that the water pump pulley was sitting 2mm out farther than it should.(31mm, the other measured 29mm) The part was manufactured inco...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L using oil, smoking VIN: WPOCA2988W
Hello all. This Boxster appears to be repaired. Randy [...] all suggested checking the breather valve & oil seperator. The breather assembly on top of engine had a blown diaphram, this caused oil to be pulled ...
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1975 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation
Well, this group is just FABULOUS. I appreciate AL [...] the input. I followed all the advices recieved, that I already hadn't done and found the solution to be the same as good comedy...TIMING. I plugged off the vac. retard hose, set the timing to 36 degrees @ 300...
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5719R
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. The fix ended up being the cam sensor. Yes, it will in fact cause a no start. For reference..the crank sensor is on the top of the bellhousing. Thanks, Ron
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