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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Shift Cable VIN: WAUBG74D9W
Towed in a few month ago with shift cable off at the quick coupler to the left of the transmission case. We reconnect it back and secure the connector with additional hose clamp to prevent it from coming off again. Problem is, When in park facing up-hill (weig...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L temp gage VIN: WBAHD6328S
this is my first time useing iath to all bmw techs i need help i was driveing to work every thing o'k after a day work start comming home after driveing about 6 miles i look down at my temp gage it was reading cold (still in the blue)i drove a next 4 miles the...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1260361
this car was brought to us after standing for 2 years and it failed MA state inspection.When I took a look at it found the EGR valve siezed so I replaced it bearing in mind that this is a GREY market car so it has a CAT with no O2 sensor when I sent it back it...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L no shift VIN: WDBJF65F1W
Howdy, this MB came in stuck in first, it has reverse but no upshift, it goes into gear hard and engine brakes when you let off trying to accelerate. The owner said his kid kicked the shifter into first on the high way but it still worked after that, the next ...
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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L injection VIN: WP0AB2969L
This car has had an ongoing problem with performance going from near perfect to bad stumble and dieing at idle. We are now getting one "unknown" code from the Bosch Hammer. Using the Autodiagnose with a BMW 6 cylinder 55 pin Motronic chip breakout we can monit...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWWA81H9T
Okay, VW fans, I'll start off by saying that I can only use a Snappy brick in Generic mode...you can all groan in unison now!!! Customer has attempted to repair himself...groan again!!! What I have is a 2.0 that stalls on acceleration right after it reaches o... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0301 (Misfire 1 cylinder)
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWTD81H9V
Car was towed in for no start. Found broken timing chain and many bent valves. Removed head and had it repaired. When starting to reinstall head I was looking in Alldata for timing marks for installing chain and haven`t been able to find any info on timing mar...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWSA81HOW
I,ve got this VW that has an intermittant no start.I Have never been able to duplicate the problem in the shop and am not familiar enough with these cars to know where else to turn. I installed a test light directly into the start wire at the solenoid for this...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9612S
this car came in as a no start. the car cranked up and ran just fine until it got up to normal operating temp. the temp guage started jumping from normal to cold . set fault code 123, coolant temp sensor also the rpm's jumped to about 4000 then cut off and wou... Trouble codes: 123 (coolent temp sensor), 223 (iac valve)
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Runs fine VIN: YV1VS29541
Hi, I have a Volvo 2001 S40 1.9L turbo setting a P0133 code. I've check fuel pressure. It's OK. Check vacuum hoses. All look good. Checked 02 sensors and tried a new front one for the hell of it. Still reset code. I checked intake gasket with spray. no change.... Trouble codes: P0133
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L alarm VIN: SALTY124XX
thank you all for answering our problem. reseting the inertia switch finished repairing this car. those answers that recognized the flashing lights sent us directly to the inertia switch. thank you very much, frank [...] performance,inc.
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Central door locks, wipers, dome light VIN: SALMF11454
Hello! The car is fixed, but at the dealer - almost 300 miles away. As suspected, the problem was faulty Body Control Unit. It was 'Stuck' in the transportation mode. So ,it looks that Autologic would work fine, but since the car is still under warranty, it ...
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1976 Porsche 930 3.0L No Start VIN: 9306700598
the system has 2 fuel pumps and 3 relays,2 relays up front(black) which are activated by the boost control relay (red) which is in the engine compartment.the boost control relay is normaly closed,terminal 30 and 87a should be connected with the relay deactivat...
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WV2YB0255F
Hi everyone. 1st off I would like to say sorry for the late post and closing of this post but due to my customer ending up in the hospital with heart troubles I haven't yet heard from him, just his wife who doesn't drive this vehicle. 2nd thanks to everyone ...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L interior lights VIN: YV1TS90K5Y
Many thanks for the replies from Dean, Vuval and Bruce who was right on the button. The ECM required to be reset. Key on, close front windows. Hold both front window switchs from the drivers master assembly in the closed position for about 6 to 10 seconds. Clo...
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