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1998 Audi A4 2.8L air bag VIN: WAUED68D7W
Thanks for checking this one out! Complaint is an air bag light. We use a snap-on scanner and have audi software so were able to extract code 1218 (air bag resistance too large) it also terms it as side air bag in all data. I don't have any kind of flow chart ...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L wheel speed sensor VIN: WBABE6329R
I need some help on this BMW. Customer doesn't trust dealer any more (she's had it to them 3 times and the ABS light still comes on). I am unable to scan this ABS computer for codes due to lack of Euro software. The light comes on as soon as the vehicle starts...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L soft pedal VIN: SAHY1247XA
Hey all, This rover has a soft or low pedal. If you pump up pedal it is normal height. Then let it sit for a few seconds and reapply the brakes the pedal will be lower by about 1/2 to 1 inch. Stopping power is "ok" not great. We have bled system and cheched f...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L trailer hitch VIN: WDB1070461
Actually this car is a gray market car (500SL) with the small bumpers. The customer wants to add a trailer hitch to his car. We looked in the local phone books and online. We are unable to find the hitch. Has anyone run into this before, saw one on this type o...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L No Start VIN: WDBEA26D4J
Hello all: This '88 260e won't start. Spark plugs are wet every time. At first we had 40 psi fuel press. Found one bad fuel pump of the two under car, After replacing bad one, pressure went up to 70-80 psi as read at lower fuel distr,chamber and at port to col...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47FXW
Intermittently sets code 0410. With supercharger running and Air Inj. control valve open O2 sensor voltage drops quickly. I suspect the control relay, but can not duplicate problem. What are the parameters for the Air Inj. to run? I ran the engine through a co... Trouble codes: 0410 (Sec. Air Inj. Malfunction)
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1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L Won't run monitors VIN: YS3DD55B9W
Hello all,I've got this 1 owner low mileage,well maintained Saab that will not run the Evap,catalyst,oxygen sensor or o2 heater monitors for the new New York plug and play inspection.Car runs well,has never had a check engine light on.A new battery was install...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L rotors VIN: YS3DD38N3X
Hello: We performed a routine Saab brake job on a vehicle with 193000 miles on it in June of this year. As we normally do, we used Brembo rotors front and rear with OE-grade pads. The customer returned 2 months later (2500 miles) complaining of a brake pulsat...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: IHRM628929
i have a problem whit this jetta mod 95, whit hard hesitasion, no power, my vag-com say a code 00524 , i think its my computer, i dont belive that a detonation sensor may cause my problem, the code only show when the engine stall. belt timing marks its ok, tim... Trouble codes: 00524 (detonation sensor)
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L timming belt replacement VIN: YV1KW9617S
we are doing a timming belt service on this 960 and was wondering if you guys would reccomend replacing the tensioner at the same time. this is its second timming belt service. we are replacing the water pump also. we want to replace the rear diff oil also but...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW55A3X
Readings for front O2 sensor are good (lambda= .97), According to Vadis, rear sensor should go to above .67V after 5 mins, which it does, to .88V and holds steady. Under accel it mirrors the opposite of front sensor and then the code is triggered and MIL light... Trouble codes: ECM91, ECM22
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2004 Volvo VN780 15.0L lcm-taillights VIN: 4V4NC9TH84
taillights have 11.7 volts even when key and lights are off. correct voltage when lights on/one taillight will work till other one is plugged in then it blows both bulbs.haz/turn signal circuit good.same effect at trailer pigtail.obd faults active for light co...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L timing belt VIN: WBABB2304H
as the 42 of the mechanics that replyied 90% of you said the head was damaged. and it was as I looked closer all the intake rockrers had cracks and the rocker rail was tweeked. the castings are broken and a new head is in order. fbm Steve was the most helpful ...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Electric Cooling fan VIN: WBAAM5338Y
Well guys, I took the advice from Jeromie and checked the fan the best I could following his instructions. I think the fan has a problem in the control unit mounted to the fan. Since this is a NEW fan from BMW and I am working on it from a bodyshop, I have bee...
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal feel VIN: SAJKY1748L
The problem was the hydraulic brake booster, I just had to get a good one (used). I knew that when I applied the brakes there should not be any fluid rushing through the booster. The accumulator has nothing to do with volume, its a high pressure assist. The hy...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63B71
Thank you for all your's input.Thank GOD I mannage to catch the crank sensor on scope when the crank sensor act up.Replace new crank sensor from VW dealer car ran fine now
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1994 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW571R2
I thought I had checked the basics, but sometimes you just need to sleep on a problem for a night and see what happens. Several of your tips pointed me in the right direction. My suspicion that the check engine light not being on was the place to start turned ... Trouble codes: P0120.
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1994 Volvo 850 2.3L Unknown VIN: YVLW5711R2
Car has been gone for two weeks, and the light has yet to come back on. I replaced the shift selector switch (prndl) and changed the fluid and all seems ok. Thanks for the help. I was curious if anyone knows of an aftermarket source for these switches. I'm doi...
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