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2000 Audi S4 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD68D2Y
I have run the actuaters test,o2 sensers test,and put the smoke machine on intake to find vacuum leaks.do not currently hear any exhaust leaks.unable to find actuall test for the codes that i have.have two scanners with factory vag capability-modis and the lau... Trouble codes: P1457, P1476, P1113, P1131, P1460, P1461
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6345Y
okay, This low mileage 540i came in with a falied emission inspection for codes 26 and 27,mixture problem.This code I have seen many many times but never have been so puzzled.I found the intake gaskets leaking and replaced the intake gaskets along with the pcv... Trouble codes: 26 (mixture bank 1), 27 (mixture bank 2)
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L headlamps,brakelamps VIN: WBAGH83461
2001 BMW 740IL with low beam headlamps & brake lamps staying on as soon as ignition key is turned.With light control module in hand this problem still occurs.Brake lamp switch has been replaced.Thankyou everyone.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L intermittent battery drain VIN: SAJAC01E3Y
This car will flatten the battery overnight, but is very intermittent. It can be ok for 2 or 3 weeks, then it will flatten the battery with no warning,owner has not seen any lights on or heard any noises from the car. I carried out a quiescent consumption test...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Air Suspension VIN: SALPV1244W
We've been dealing with E.A.S. problems on these vehicles for years. When I get a "pressure switch is not changing state" fault, replacing the valve block assembly usually takes care of the problem. Sometimes a weak battery can cause a fault code to appear fro...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Hesitation, No Accel VIN: WDBJF6SJ71
Car came in for replacement of air, fuel filter and oil change. During service the tech also changed the cabin air filter element. Car ran fine on a roadtest but when customer picked up the car would not accelerate. The car starts well and the idle is smoo...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDA81H9V
I recieved this car about a week ago with a request to replace the ignition switch. The owner had the car diagnosed eleswhere. Also, the car is fitted with an aftermarket Viper alarm, which I disabled. The original symptom was that the car wouldn't crank. Befo...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YVLW5711R2
First opportunity to learn about 850 trannys. Car came in with the check engine light on. Scan turned up a po730. (volvo vode 322) Customer said that once on a fairly steep hill taking off from a stop the car was in drive and wouldn't go anywhere, like it was ...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5543V
Hello to all volvo techs, Customer complains that when the temp gets to freezing, the car will not start. I drove the car home for several days and one day the car would start then die then start and die. As it heated up it ran fine. Also in temps above freez...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Gear selector switch VIN: WAUZL64B3Y
Thanks so much for the help , but after checking all the wiring between the selecter switch and the TCM , we determined the TCM was at fault. It was strange that the TCM could not see P and N but the car still cranks. Custumer declined further repairs. Thanks ...
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1988 BMW 325is 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAA2302J
Yes,this is a fix: Thanks for all the replies. Most of the info led me to check the throttle switch underneath the T-body. Sure it was full of oil, but this did not fix the surge @ idle. Others pointed to the O2 sensor. Even though i did not have a code, the a... Trouble codes: 81 (93 -), 93.
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Stored code VIN: WBAHE1318R
Good Morning Gents, I have not repaired this vehicle. It has been released for over a week now with no concerns...Yet. John mentioned a code 41 often refers to a bad idle control valve..Good tip! not documented but often the vehicle will stall or idle irregula... Trouble codes: 41 (Power to MAF sensor interupted).
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Air Suspension VIN: SALHC1346S
Thanks for all the advice! It seems the consensus is to convert thesse over to regular springs and forget the air suspension. I had mentioned this to the customer to begin with, but he wanted to see what it would take to get the air suspension working. Several...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L coolant VIN: WDBA19D7PG
well i replaced the cylinder head gasket after cleaning the block and head with a strong detergent. we also replaced all of the hoses as they showed signs of softening from oil contamination. the radiator was replaced and the heater core flushed extensively. n...
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1977 Other European 308 GT 4.0L timing spur gears VIN: 1F2E3R4R5A
EX-Customer informed me of a guy he called down south that told him how to remove the gears by using ground off bolts to extract the cover--breaking the old bearings somhow I would assume.Also told him reccomended process was to remove the engine and dissemble...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation
Timing belt off two teeth on cam. Installed new belt and tensioner.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on, 16839 VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
Please remember that this leak was identifed as a MASSIVE Leak. The best information came from Angelo in Florida. Angelo is part of the support team for Baum tools. He was able to supply a detailed description of how this Evap System operates ... This in... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large Evap Leak).
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCB21C32
After receiving relevant information, we were still off the track and the PCM was still showing to be bad, so we replaced the computer with a used one and it is working fine now. Thanks for the help
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