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1996 Audi A4 2.8L door locks/alarm VIN: WAUDA88D1T
Good Day All, This A4 is a problem child. New customer who has been through the mill with this car. We repaired a transmission failure (trans ecu drowned under rh carpet and valve body gasket blown out) and noticed the door locks did not work. I only had the ...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Hi techs!! ok, this lovely audi came in this morning with a engine light on. scan tested, came out P0134 and P1136. Quick check for O2 signal, stay flat @ 0.400V. automaticlly install a new O2 since it is very common on this vehicle with these codes. and also... Trouble codes: 1136 (Long term fuel trim add fuel bank 1 system too lean), 134 (O2 sensor circ bank1-sensor1 No activity detected)
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L battery VIN: TRUWC28NX1
We got the car in on August 2 and have been monitoring battery draw. It has about .3 amp draw. seems good to me. I would check several times a day, opening doors, sometimes starting and turning accessories on and off. OK. Left for weekend and dead on monday (n...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Hi all, I have this beemer here and it is a no crank situation. I am not having much luck with availability of schematics or info on AllData. I have no power to the starter relay from the security module. I cannot find the security module for further tests. An...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3330X
intial code tap revealed codes p1188 &p1189. inspected and found cracks in pcv tube, replaced, test drove and car seemed fine. customer came to pickup and at idle was missing and now set trouble code p0173. i suspect a vacuum leak in the area of the throttle b... Trouble codes: P1188 (fuel trim limits exceeded), P1189 (fuel trim limits exceeded), P0173 (bank 2 fuel trim)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WDBBA48D9G
I have inherited this problem as I have recently became a business partner at BMJ International. Any help would be appreciated. I don't have much experience on this type of problem and this is a very good customer who has been very patient with me. --Doug
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L transmission VIN: WDBHA22E1R
this car will not shift out of second sometimes until i take it out of drive: drop it into third and then back to drive.this only happens when it feels like it. there is no pattern and it may go days and never mess up.when it is right it shifts perfect. thank...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Transmission VIN: WDBGA51GOV
We disassebled transmission and discovered cluthes were burnt and EPC would not test. Overhauled trans and replaced valvebody with new solinoids. Car has same problem, code p0748. erased code but it came back. Anyone have a problem like this before. Will a cen...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L airmatic suspension VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
car is now back- 40a fuse blown-pump inop replaced pump & fuse & relay- car is back up- have chkd. for leaks with soap and water- cannot find any .does anybody have any ideas?? dont want to send car out and have the problem again- thanks, jivi
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YS3DD55B7T
This vehicle came to me a crank no start. It had no fuel pressure. It was getting power to the pump but the pump wasn't running. I installed a new pump and it ran but had poor fuel pressure and it would stall as soon as I would give it throttle. Unlikly, but f...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L high blower only VIN: YS3DD58N2X
Car came in 3 weeks later,the fan switch works in high only,and the compressor will not run,but if you turn the switch down to any other speed the compressor will run,but the blower will not.Rechecked previous repair did not find any problems. Thanks for any h...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSC81H2S
This vehicle came in with complaint of miss while hot and in traffic. Suspect coil arching and plug wires. Replaced wires with o.e. parts and aftermarket coil. Car ran fine and when customer picked up it died and would not restart after 30 miles of driving. Ha...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L engine VIN: 3VWSE29M4Y
I am trying to help a friend who is not yet a member but would be a great one. Can anyone tell me if the engine from a 2001 Jetta 2.8 will work in a 2000 Jetta 2.8. Both cars are standard transmissions, 5 speeds. We don't do any VW work to speak of so I don't ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: JKLUM125GH
hello vw people i got this po1152 i can read the code however i cannot get a data stream ,my software is not that extensive i -know that this code is fuel trim related and the o 2s have been replaced at another shop, i could usesome help with this one, i kind ... Trouble codes: P1152
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS53D9X
This vehicle came in with a check engine light on with above code and code p1171. I put an air flow meter on it for the p1171 code and an o2 sensor for the p1132, after I checked fuel trims, vac leaks and the other usual suspects. It came back 3 days later wit... Trouble codes: ECM28, P1132
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2002 Audi S6 Avant 4.2L head lamp aim VIN: WAUXU54B82
hello group - sorry for late report - audi was quickly fixed. i installed new lights & then went to headlamp aim in vag software & did not adjust the lamps. then i went to the learn setting & it did, but they were not aimed, so it set the code for impropor aim...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADE6329W
thanx for all the help this was a classic case of overlooking the forest caise allthe trees were in the way the problem was a bad maf sensor (the second one that i replaced) bosch parts arent what they used to be. as its been pointed many times before in this ... Trouble codes: P0100.
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L Blower Motor, Battery VIN: WBADN63432
Excellent advice and support. The final stage resistor pack was the problem. A simple snap-in parts replacement. This was my boss's car and you guys helped me come out smelling like a rose. Thanks again.
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1992 Jaguar XJS 5.3L cruise control VIN: SAJNM5845N
After all pin tests were OK.replaced cruise ecm Problem repaired.Here are the pin checks (connecter at cruise ecm which is under floor in front of pass seat.Pin #1 ign sw power 12v on / 0 v off. Pin #3 cruise vac pump output 12v on / 0 v off. Pin #6 Road speed...
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1994 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L engine temperature VIN: SAJHX12740
I received lots of replies (12 to be exact). My main question in this request was about water pumps and if there were any know issues with lack of circulation due to eroded impellers. No one had any real information to impart about this and removal of the pump...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L ABS valve block VIN: SALTY15451
Hello All, i got 6 replys most didn't think flushing would be of any help.The wheel speed sensor used to only come as an assembly with the hub and bearing.It is now available as a separate part.Some people thought we I should still replace it as an assembly an...
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SL/8 2778CC No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 113.044-12
Thanks for all the help. This car suffered mainly from an owner who needed to have his tools taken away. The throttle linkage was adjusted wrong in the hopes of increasing the idle speed. The thermastat on the injection pump had to many washers under the plung...
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 6.9 6.9L Fit & Finish VIN: 116036-12-
The solution turned out to be 'just pay attention'. The deflector snaps out of the plate I wanted to remove and the old seal is lifted out of the cavity with right angle picks. The new seal was an off brand and couldn't be coaxed into the channel. As I have kn...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L engine VIN: WDBHA22E1R
it was motor mounts...oil had leaked out without showing any visible signs.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Unknown VIN: WDBHA22E1R
it is actuator for center vents leaking vac...do not want to pull dash at this time. thanks to all.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Unknown VIN: WEF45GBHY6
Iam pleased to report this benz is fixed. The problem with this vehicle was the AAM or all activity module connected to the fuse box under the hood. Many many thanks to Michael from Texas who said to take the module apart, which we did and sure enough we saw t...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L low coolant light VIN: WDBKK49F71
most everyone said replace the washer level sensor so I did whith no fix. thanks to Jeffrey from Tennessee for the fix , a cooling fan module was causing the washer light to come on and the ac to intermitantly not work. Replaced module and fixed it all. Thanks...
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WPOAA0940D
Well, I'm not sure that I can truly consider this a 'fix' posting but I waited until the IATN deadline to give the customer the maximum amount of time to see if the problem recurred. It has not. The 'fix' is pretty well detailed in the original posting. After ...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AB0966K
This car now makes twice that I have encountered erratic engine behavior on early 3.6 liter 4wd 911's and fixed the car by chasing grounds and power sources. By the time the car was 'right' we had unplugged every sensor and control unit to confirm each circuit...
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L Hard Pedal VIN: YS3AK36E0P
I found a complete used unit through VOLVO & SAAB AUTO DISMANTLERS INC. for $175 shipped to my door in 2 days, with a 90 day parts warranty. After about 10 seconds of careful thought, I decided to simply swap the switch instead of the entire unit. The ABS and ...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3DD78B0S
The problem we were chasing was intermittent stalling. We finally got it to malfunction long enough to determine the electrical part of the ignition switch was defective. Replaced the switch and the car is down the road. The P code we got was bogus for a Saab ... Trouble codes: P1208.
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1974 Triumph TR6 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: CF27290U00
thanks all the information was very helpful. Will after elinating the fuel lines and gas tank. Next was the coil and distrebuter. The only thing left was the carbs. I had removed the brethers to check the vents for the bowls and noticed there was a hole in the...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L PRNDL Display VIN: 3VWFA81H4T
Finally got it pinned down. Great advise from Seth to inspect under the battery for corroded wires, though none were found. I did, however, find the harness behind the battery on the left frame rail routed through the clip retainer had rubbed through the wrap ...
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