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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L insp I notification VIN: WAUBG84D3V
Hi All, this A-8 will communicate with our Ross-Tech software in every system but the instrument cluster and no system shows any trouble codes. Since we can not communicate with the cluster, we cannot reset the INSP I indicator. The K wire tests ok from the DL...
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1987 BMW 325es 2.7L No Start, Stall VIN: WBAAB6404H
this 1987 bmw 325e starts in the mornings and stalls after 2-3 minutes.after it stalls there is no spark and it doesnt start the rest of the day. it starts again the next morning for 2-3 minutes and stalls and no spark again..the negative side of the coil is n...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: SAJKY1742N
customer complaining of no ac, not getting 12 volt signal to ac clutch from micro processor. have checked inputs to micro processor out of Jaguar factory electrical manual. have all specs which check ok except the plug with ac4 through ac15 terminals. everythi...
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1978 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
The customer's original complaint was a lack of power, the car wouldn't go over 50. The throttle linkage was extremely loose so we repaired it with no effect. I did a compression test and got between 300 and 340 at all cyls. I noticed the injectors had a lot o...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L head VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Need some help from you Mercedes techs. I am pulling the head off this 2.8l engine for a friend. I do not work on Mercedes engines. I have everything loose,but there is a chain shoe that has a pin that goes through the head at the lower right front of the head...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WDBJF65F8W
This vehicle came in with a complaint of stalling at idle when hot. Would not restart until after 20 min wait. No codes present. Fuel pump running at instant of stall. No spark when trying to restart. Removed reference sensor to get part number for pricing. Re...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, 16839 VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
I thank each and everyone for their efforts. And for any suggestion that is offered. There are 2 dealerships close to us ... One is 1 hour and 20 minutes. The other is nearly 3 hours driving time. The owners had taken this vehicle to the closest dealer. The ... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large Evap Leak)
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: YV1LW5247W
Hello all, We have a 1998 Volvo V-70 all wheel drive that apparently starves for fuel when the tank gets a bit below 10 gallons. The ejector pump in the tank was replaced elsewhere trying to correct this problem. It has a saddle type tank and we believe ther...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADT43441
Thank you to all that answered my plea for help. I found a recall on the fan motor and through the help of others I decided to send customer to bmw for replacement of aux. fan. Customer was happy to have new 'free' fan motor... thanks again..Mark
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L wiring harness VIN: 4USBT53473
The unanimous response was to razor cut the carpet right down the middle under the console where it won't show upon reassembly. This comes from several who 'been there, done that' experts!
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Low coolant lamp VIN: WDBHA22EOT
Thank you for all the help. The low coolant level warning system on this car is wired in series with the low washer fluid sensor and in an obviously unintended consequence of this design, a faulty washer level sensor will make the low coolant light come on at ...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23B3Y
first of all, thanks for all the replies and second , I screwed up it is a 2000 and it is a drive by wire.. Igniter is not in the air cleaner housing , there is one incorporated in each coil.. The snapping noise , I think is a backfire in the intake and the ca... Trouble codes: 16784 (misfire detected), 16785 (miss 1), 16786 (miss 4), 16788 (miss 2).
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Drivability VIN: WV1ZZZ7OZY
There were as already stated no codes for this fault. But recent replies and other information all pointed to the AF meter. The customer was a bit reluctant to pay for this on a hunch as it cost $450.00 Aus for the part. I disconnected the AF meter and test dr...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5557T
i got a few replies,2 said use oe sensors with the harness adaptors-we did that originally.1 other reply said they had the same problem,and it was the wiring harness between the ecm and 02 shorted out-we checked very carefully,we did not find any of the wires ... Trouble codes: 443 (twc overall effiency), 435 (frt o2 slowresponce).
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Hello,This car is fixed.It turned out to be very intermittent glitch in the crank sensor.These intermittents will really drive you crazy,it took a long time and a couple of return trips to get the crank sensor to glitch while I had it in the shop,but it finall... Trouble codes: 3100 (ckp sensor).
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