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1987 Audi 5000 S 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUFCO442H
Hello fellow techs, I have an Audi 5000 here that won't pass NOx. We are a small business with no 5 gas. I am just an employee and the shop buys all the diagnostic eguiptment, they feel that our states emission testing is on the way out!! Whatever, I have been...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6332X
this code 185 keeps coming back.replaced purge valve and leak detection pump at lr fender.checked vacuun hose from intake manifold to purge valve to ldp no leaks found.when checking with smoke machine see smoke from under charcoal canister with key off.is this... Trouble codes: 185 (leak detection pump reed switch did not close)
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1993 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Ride Height Control VIN: SALHC1347P
Customer complains that the vehicle doesn't raise/lower properly. Checked it over and it seems as though the RR corner will come down, the other 3 stay at full height. Visually inspected all height sensors, seem fine, all intact mechanically and electrically. ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF20F4T
This car originally came to us with a rough start condition. When it started cold, it knocked and kicked until all the cylinders were warmed up enough to fire. Tested all the glow plugs for resistance and found the #6 cylinder glow plug to be defective. After ...
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1978 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: GHN5UJ4675
Car has excessive CO emisions. Does not respond to lowering the needle, if I put some carb cleaner in the area of the air bleed in front of the jet sometimes the CO goes down but after driving around the block CO excessive. Ran a small needle in air passage do...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L no noid VIN: YV1FA8841L
from alldata, ground pulse comes from the pcm. i am not getting that. car drove in on hot wired cold start injector. eliminated that cause it floods out the engine. this volvo has the bendix system, if that helps. timing and compresion are good. crank sesor ha...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Fuel Inj. VIN: YV1LS550XS
1995 Volvo 850 cranks, no start after replacing manual transmission. My co-workers and I are scratching our heads over this one. Checked basics- fuel pump is pressurizing fuel rail, good spark when cranking, no injector pulse or tachometer when cranking. Verif...
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1998 Volvo V90 2.9L Steering VIN: YV1KW9605W
What type of power steering fluid is correct for this vehicle? My local dealer says dextron. Alldata and check chart say ATF type F. I can't find the information in VADIS and do not have an owner's manuel.
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L drive train VIN: YV1LT56D16
Noise when driving low to mid speeds. Banging in front end. New end link bushings solve the banging noise. More Predominate when turning. Sounds like front or rear diff. I have read all posts concerning the front CV and coupling. The first thing we tried was t...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABJ6323S
I sent this one to the dealer as the responses I received indicated that they would have to reflash it anyway. The report from the customer was that they replaced the computer and all was well. The silver and crimson labled control units are not interchangea... Trouble codes: 66 (Anti Theft Signal).
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L hard right steering VIN: WBAGB26TDL
Thanks to all members for their responses. Erik [...] Precision Automotive
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADE6329W
thanks for all the replies, everyone hit the nail on the head the problem was the plate at the rear of the intake i also replaced all the seals and o rings also thanks again!!! Trouble codes: P0100.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L a/c VIN: WBAAM3347Y
Thanks to you for all the fast replies ! I've learn pretty much from this repair about A/C system. The reason why the DME module didn't switch from pos. signal to neg. signal to kick A/C compressor clutch relay on & off to control the inside temp.It's turn out...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SDL 3.4L Broken T/Chain VIN: WDBCB35D9M
Thanks for all the great info. You all have helped a ton. Some replies said to buy the tool from Mercedes, others suggested the 'bubble test' to find the fuel delivery time which seemed complicated but would work, but the fix came from John [...]. John descr...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L transmission back VIN: WDBHA28E3V
Awsome!! It would have taken me the many hours it took you to discover this problem. Kudos!! Thanks! Skip
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L ride control VIN: WDBFA76F7V
thanks very much for all the fast and accurate replies, replaced accumulators, all is well
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WPOCA2988Y
Well, the car has not been back into the shop yet but after checking all external things, my thinking is that the problem is with the dual mass flywheel. When the car returns we will remove transmission and inspect. Thanks for the ideas.. Dave OżO
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