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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L fual gauge VIN: WAUBG84D1V
hay v.w&audi guys have one for you this car came in on the hook checked it out no code no fuel psi pulled pump no gas gauge read almost half put fuel in started right up unpluged fuel leval senders there are 2 of them gauge reads empty ordered both senders put...
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1997 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBSCD0322V
Hello BMW tech, I have this M3 that just won't idle right a times. It hunts between 500 and 700 RPM's intermittently. Smoke checked OK. Tried a "known good" MAS, still did it. Checked fuel pressure reads 3.2 bar. Alldata says it is supposed to be 5 bar but th...
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1984 Jaguar XJ6 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJAV1341E
AFTER VEHICLE WAS RUNNING FOR APPROX. 5 MIN, ATTEMPTED TO GO FOR A TEST DRIVE VEHICLE THEN STARTED TO RUN POORLY AND STALLED OUT, WOULD NOT RESTART, RECHECKED BASICS AND FOUND INJ PULSE PRESENT BUT HAD A VERY WEAK NOID LIGHT FLASH. DISCONNECTED ECT .[...] @...
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1989 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start VIN: SAJNV4846K
Hi guys..we have this 89 Jaguar XJS NON-MIRRELLI ignition vehicle here..We have no spark...have gone thru the Jaguar service manual for this vehicle and performed all related flow charting for this problem and everthing checks out o.k. but we still have no spa...
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cruise control VIN: SAJNM5845N
This car has the Hella cruise control system.Customer said it would work intermitantly,and then quit all together.I have checked fuses,main cruise switch,brake lamps,the vacuum servo and hoses hold vacuum,if I power the pump it creates vacuum ( but only 5 " of...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L compressor VIN: WDBEA30D7J
Dear technicians, this 88 300E, come from onother shop, with a compressor cutting off while driving.It happens once in a while. Once it shot off it will remaine off usally. I have seen it once, when I cicled the key off it come back on, customer states, sometm...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L a/c compressor VIN: WDBFA66EOL
A/C compressor not engaging when engine runs for awhile. If ran from cold will run without shutting off. If shut engine down and restart in most cases compressor will run for a few seconds and then shut off if key is cycled it may engage and start working agai...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L control panel VIN: WDBGA70E7V
This vehicle has had the evaporator core replaced recently, with factory genuine parts. Original problem of evap. leaking freon. Leak has been corrected. New problem is the E/C red light on the control panel will stay lit disabling the compressor during all dr...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L low coolant light VIN: WDBKK49F71
Low coolant light allways on ,new sensor installed coolant at top of surge tan neck. The light will come on for the 3 second bulb check then go off and after about 5 seconds light comes back on and stays on. If I simulate low coolant by putting magnet on botto...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Evaporator VIN: WPOAA299VS
Hello fellow techs. I have a 97 993 that will freeze after about 40 minutes of operation in high heat/humidity. I replaced the evap temp sensor as a test and let the customer take the car. The problem was still there, I did finally duplicate the problem and fo...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Hydraulic VIN: WVWMA63BXX
This vehicle came with a brake pedal that went to the floor at times and an ABS light on. We sent the ABS module out to be rebuilt to fix the light - all is well with that. We replaced the master cylinder twice to repair a brake fade problem. Seemed to be a ty...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C3W
This beetle has a code 1543 throttle actuator potentiometer signal low. It is very hard to start and if it does when you give it gas it will go up to about 1500 rpm and then just shut off. I found no info in the data base about 1543 code and all I have is a sn... Trouble codes: 1543 (Throttle actuator potentionmeter sig low)
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1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Electronic VIN: YV1JS8316R
The SRS light on the dash comes on and that causes a problem with the A/C shutting down as well as the overdrive kicks out--a good thump on the dash makes everything O.K. again for a while--pulled dash and inspected in addition we looked at all the connectors ...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L eng ping VIN: WAUDC68D21
this vehicle is still not fixed,i will be off 4 two weeks and it will return .i will let you know what fix is.i had 6 replies two were fuel oct but we had high oct fuel in vehicle and compression is not high.two said check cam timming this was also done by us ...
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery drain overnight VIN: WACB4318PL
When I got his message from Victor- New Jersey : ' Can, I think you should be using a multimeter set on milliamps instead of a test light. Use the multimeter connected in series with the battery negative cable, and repeat your testing after letting the car s...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L auxilliary fan VIN: WBAGF6329S
Many Thanks to the 4 gents who replied so quickly. The fix was to replace the aux.fan resistors. Pretty easy to do. Remove the bumper (2 torx 47 screws), the plastic air duct (7 screws) and there is the fan. One had power going in and nothing out. While in the...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Mechanical VIN: WDB1290661
Hi all, First let me thank those who replied, it is appreciated. The bit of knowledge I was after regarding if these two engines were a straight swap for each other I never gained. Unfortunately that means this post will not be of much use to anyone else i...
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2000 Other European 360 Challang 5.0L Mechanical VIN: ZFFYR51B00
I finished the clutch on this car and bled the Hydraulic system by powering up the pump, and at the same time actuating the selenoid to the throw out bearing. I have made an appointment with the dealer to have the Codes checked with the SD2, just to be safe. N...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: YS3EF48Z9X
Thank you to all who offered help on this one. As we don't usually see many of these cars, problems like these can really stump us. It can really throw us when we get caught up with a car like this that has multiple problems. As it turns out, not only did we h... Trouble codes: P300.
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWCB5154L
sorry about late fix info. Thanks to all who responded , as jerry from indiana suggested , I checked the micro switches on Throttle housing and off idle circuit was not working , so after almost 3 weeks waiting finally got the new switches delivered from deale...
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