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1999 Audi A6 2.8L camshaft
After 2 drive cycles code for camshaft adjustment fault recorded turning on check engine light.Code is for camshaft #1. Followed AllData's procedure for timing belt, borrowed camshaft tool and crankshaft tool to ensure correct positioning of cams,everything ch...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs light VIN: TRUUC28N1Y
ABS light on, scannned all modules and only one code stored, 01279 in the ABS module. Looked up on Mitchell, alldata, rosstech..nothing found. Coding of abs module is correct(13504) an no history of any module replacement. Cleared code and immediately came bac...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8322V
dear techs, this car came in with engine light is on, and idles rough & has a miss, had codes p0304/p0306/p0307/p0308. valve covers where leaking the back side of the plugs inserts full of oil.we fixed the oil leak,changed the plugs,the inserts,and replaced th... Trouble codes: P0308 (cyl 8 missfire)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01C1Y
Hello Techs, a 00 Jaguar S type 3.0 was towed in for hard start and very poor idle, no acceleration, computer is in limp mode, hooked up my Genesis, had 1573 and 1576 codes, APP and TPS, all data is not very helpfull on diagnosing APPs, checked freeze frame I ... Trouble codes: 1573 (1576 -), 1576
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
This 350SD has a surge at idle. It surges between 600 and 800 rpms. It is very annoying. The injection pump was replaced recently, but this problem was present before the pump was replaced. We have tested the vacuum system, egr, crank sensor, coolant temp sens...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22EXS
Have had vehicle here twice with Code PO411 secondary air injection. Can't find any troubleshooting info. No help in the datafix base. Secondary air pump works.Appreciate the help. Trouble codes: P0411
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L fuel pump VIN: J23K33OKPO
Hello fellow member.Sorry for the bogus vin. I don't have the car with me. I have this Mercedes that won't start. I don't work on these too much. But I know how to check basically a diesel no start. It has no fuel coming out of the pump to the injectors. It ha...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH65F0W
Replaced fuel regulator, did a tuneup, checked for vacuum leaks, no leaks found. Injectors are working. No misfire. Same codes keep coming back on. What is going on?
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1993 Saab 9000 CDE Turbo 2.3L Starts & dies VIN: YS3CL48M3P
This Saab will start immediately but will die after just a few seconds. If fuel is added to intake via vacuum port engine will continue to run until you quit giving it fuel. While running car in this manner I checked injector pulse and noticed that injectos wi...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WWWMA63B9X
Goodevening Techs, Passat came in on hook with broken timing belt. Disconnected battery and replaced belt. Car is very sluggish and won't idle. My friend came over with ross tech software and could not communicate with the engine control mod. He could communic...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWMA63B1X
preformed code readiness with snap on modius and was able to run all diagnostic functions but evap test. when vehicle was run at 1800 - 2200 rpm's all channels are at 0's and channel 4 stays at test off. can not get test to run or to get all readiness codes to...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L master cylinder VIN: 3VWCA21C3Y
Hi everyone I have a brake pedal that doesn't return completly. We replaced the master cylinder but it didn't help. One thing that is strange is the pedal only doesn't return completly when you are driving highway speeds. When you come to a stop the pedal retu...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.4L right rear VIN: YVISZ58D72
Good Morning : This is for all the volvo techs... I have a 2002 AWD Volvo V70 XC cross country S/Wagon, with a wornout right rear CV joint... Proper procedure listed advises that the shaft can come out of the final drive with the housing in the vehicle ( liste...
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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKE544XL
We removed the fuel rails and connecting lines. Blew air thru all and did not find any restriction causing a hi pressure problem. Reinstalled the lines and rails. Recheck the system and now the pressure is normal. I have no answers as to what fixed the pressur...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D9X
thanks to everyone who replied fnd the drvr assy tested fnd the driver for cyl 1 no signal ordered from local supplier replacd the driver assy car runs great Trouble codes: P0301 (cyl 1 missfire).
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WBAGC8310M
Thanks for the help I checked the battery on the instrument cluster and it checked out ok. I suspect maybe a problem with the ignition switch for the instrument cluster problem. After looking further into it it will stay on sometimes when switching the ignitio...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
Thanks for all inputs. Customer only wanted to replace 2 ignition coils ONLY. Even after I showed him the responses I received.I even looked into Lincoln LS(3.9L V8) of the same year. Lincolns have the same issues.I still could not convince him to replace all ... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder misfire 4), P0303 (cylinder [...]).
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L air suspension VIN: SALHC1344R
Thanks, guys. Concensus is do it right with the right equipment. Since I don't have it, car went to dealer. I appreciate the advice.
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L shifting VIN: SALTY1248X
Customer elected to trade vehicle in on new vehicle rather than repair. So tow it in, tow in out, good thing is a least we made some money. Still bet customer never gave us full story and driveshaft failure and resulting damage to transfer case/trans was resul...
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1998 Saab 900 S 2.3L cont monitors VIN: YS3DD55B3W
after trying to get monitors to run ran out of time customer needed car back due to the driving conditions around the boston area i would say the they may never go complete customer came in originaly for state inspection in mass. we have obd2 test olso with a ...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L speedo engine temp gauge VIN: 3VWHD81H3V
The speedo is fixed. The problem was open circuit inside fuse box between the white/blue wire and white leading to the dash cluter pin #27. Thanks Joe
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cam shaft VIN: WVWMA63B7X
We want to thank everyone for their replies and input. We determined this vehicle had two problems. It came in as a no start, the cam timing had jumped do to worn guides. After that was fixed it had and engine miss. We performed a carbon clean and the miss wen...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Surge, revs fast VIN: WVWPD63B7X
I just wanted to thank the two people who did respond to my VW problem. We couldnt find anything wrong. We did check the cruise, and drive by wire. To no avail. I eventually had to call a dealer. They called VW. Then VW told us to bring the car to a dealer, th...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L low beam lites VIN: 3VWDD21C5Y
hello the fix was the alt the problem to much ac ripple as i stated i had 290mv at idle and 240 at throttle . i replace the alt and know have 90 mv at idle and 70 at throttle . i also repl the battery cause of normal age and ware. thanks for your help mark
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