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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Oil Light VIN: WAUDC28D6Y
Hi there Audi techs, We have a 2000 A4 with the 1.8 liter turbo and automatic. The customer complains of the oil light coming on intermittently, usually when coasting downhill when warm. We changed the oil and checked for anything unusual coming out, but it s...
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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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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L Limp mode VIN: WBAGC81020
Serviced car with new plug wires, caps and rotors- flushed trans fluid with T-Tech unit- now car drives about a block and shifts hard, than stays in limp mode- codes 105 and 21 set- erase codes test drive code 21 came back- terminal 21 on TCC for engine speed ...
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L low oil pressure VIN: WBSBF9329S
please some help bimmer techs out there: this m3 has a lifter noise when the engine is warm. (no noise when the engine is cold). also I'm concerned about the oil pressure wich drops to 10 psi with the engine warm at idle. also sometimes the oil light stays on ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Noise VIN: WBADE6323V
We have a 97 540i that has a whistling noise/vacuum leak kind of sound, sounds like it is coming from behind the speedo area. It is dependant on throttle position and load, as in pulling a small hill. We have replaced the intake manifold gaskets, rear cover, a...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBAAM3342Y
There is a very noticable surge on decel, the problem is worse after warm up. The car runs excellent otherwise. I don't believe it to be transmission related: it still does it if I manually downshift. I suspect dirty throttle body or idle air bypass. Both of w...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County Classic 3.9L srs VIN: SALPV1241S
Greetings All, This Rangerover has srs warning light on with 3 dead faults as read by Autologic. 1.Drivers airbag measures open circuit. 2.Airbag control unit has detected an internal fault. 3.Airbag control unit has detected an internal memory fault. My ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E4X
Hi to all, I hope mercedes guys can help us on this one. Customer had po171 six months ago. replaced MAF and made sure it had a good air filter. cleared code, ran fine for six months and set a po442. Customer states that when the MAF problem occured he was get... Trouble codes: P0442
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBNG75J3Y
to all you great techs and soon to be great techs, we have this s500 in and it's sitting on the ground with 20inch wheels against the wheel wells. we are looking for a 150amp fuse, mitchell claims to be under hood in fuse box. (seems like a misprint, 150amp?)...
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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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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L roof VIN: WDBSK75F03
DECK LID DOES NOT LINE UP THE SAME AFTER EACH TOP CYCLE (UP/DOWN) AND HAS WIND NOISE FROM THE REAR QUARTER GLASS AREA. MERCEDES HAS HAD SOME TYPE TSB ON THIS HOWEVER IT APPEARS THERE HAS BEEN NO SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. THE CONSENSUS IS, THE DEALER IS TRYING T...
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2002 Other European Pure .6L Central locking VIN: EUROPEANSP
The central locking on this little Smart car will not behave. If I activate the system with the key the indicator lamps flash and the rear hatch/fuel release can be heard to operate,the driver and passenger doors remain inoperative. if the car is left for a fe...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWA81H6TM
Start will not engage when turn the key to the start position; Need help on the clutch switch first, all data shows one but I can't seem to find it on this car? This car has cruise and there is a 2 wire switch with a vacuum hose attatched to the clutch pedal b...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L starter VIN: WV2MB47043
Vehical came in on a tow truck, First time here. Tested for codes, have codes for engine: "P1626 Data-bus Powertrain missing message from Transmission Controler", "P1650 Data-bus Powertrain missing from Insterument panel ECU", "P1649 Data-bus Powertrain missin...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Door lock cycle VIN: YV1LW5519S
veh towed in for no crank, was told door locks cylcle lock and unlock and veh wont crank. Charging system checks out normal. Couldn't find any tsb's or anything in archives. Suspect alarm system, not sure if any normal failures in that area on this veh? Veh st...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L srs VIN: WAUDA24B2X
Thank you iatn members that have replied. Everyone was right on the the problem. I measured the resistance at the passenger right front air bag, it reads approximately 4ohm. I substituted a 2ohm resistor, clear code-no more SRS light. Reccommended customer rep...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324W
Sorry, the minus sign was actually a dash (won't use it in the future). We tried the smoke machine, no leaks. We scoped the O2 sensors, OK, were not reading lean. On advice from Ian of NC, Howard of NJ, and Marco of CA, I reset the adaptation with my handy dan... Trouble codes: P0173 (Fuel Trim Bank 2).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Electronic VIN: WBADM6344Y
Hello Guys, Thank you for the responses on the BMW transmission trouble shooting. Special thanks to the Mr. Dana [...] his input is most appreciated. The Bimmer got new transmission and all is good, it had many metal parts inside the pan. The code is no longe...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L blower motor VIN: SALJY1244W
Well thank to all that replied. After many hours of pulling my hair out Aidan sent me an e-mail that told me how the system worked which is what I was looking for it turned out that the ignition load relay powers up the front and rear blower motor relays. The ...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Steering VIN: WDBGA43E0P
It seems that the SPS system is a pulse modulated signal and is controled via a PML module in the module box on this car it is on the right side rear of engine compartment. It seems some of the Cal. cars are under the back seat. The sensor in the steering gear...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Stall VIN: WDBHA22E7R
the problem was in the harness. being that I changed the idle air actuattor I still had the old one around so I cut the harness off and striped back the wires so I can use it to check the circuit for the acuttuator. sure enough found no continuity from pin #6 ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E3S
turns out the electronic throttle body wiring was the issue. customer did not fix. traded car. Trouble codes: 6 (dm module idle speed control incorrect fault from ea/cc/isc), 30 (abs/ets/asr/esp module can no data from ea/cc/isc n4/1), 20 (ea/cc/isc module efp n4/1 control unit), 170 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed recognition signal from lh/hfm/n3/1 open circuit), 224 (ea/cc/isc module idle speed contact switch s29/3).
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF20F4T
Thanks to everyone who responded with help, and I think everyone came up with the same fix - those nasty hoses!. We did replace all the fuel hoses. Also replaced the remaining glow plugs and controller. So far, so good! Thanks to all, you guys are the greate...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L control panel VIN: WDBGA70E7V
Thank you to all that took the time to respond to my help request The fix for this problem ended up being the temp sensor in the evap box. Should have changed this as well when the evaporator was replaced. certainly will in the future. Thank you all particular...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L tachometer VIN: WP0AA0947E
This car is fixed, I wasnt sure where the 12volt power source came from so I eliminated everything wire I could and was left with a red wire that came off of the speedometer, I put 12 volts to that wire and my tach is operating normally, the car has some other...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2992X
Well I have put 200 miles on this vehicle over the weekend with no more codes. I checked the bellows at the bottom of the oil seperator, which turned out to be ok. I did remove it and check for cracks and ripps but nothing. I just happened to bump the oil fill... Trouble codes: P1124, P1126.
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L speedometer VIN: WVWJF4316P
This turned out to be an easy fix although I still do not see how the issue could have caused the symptom I was seeing. The retaining clip for the speed sensor plug was missing and the plug was backing out part way. The customer said it would just quit sometim...
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1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L a/s system VIN: WVWJF4317R
Thanks for all the replies, We replace The Dryer & that took care of the problem.
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSC81H2S
Thanks for the help guys. It turned out to be 2 bad aftermarket coils. Put on an o.e. part and all is fine. I will never buy anything but vw oe electrical parts for these anymore!!!
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Pedal Height Low, "Mushy" VIN: 3VWCDZ1CZY
I went over this vehicle again. Reservoir, master, lines and routing and slave. No abnormalities found. Being it is a random condition that slowly corrects itself, I was told to install a clutch slave in it. I did that and bleed the system forwards and backwar...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB29M01
Hello and Thank you to all that replied. THe problem turned out to be the MAF. Installed a new one and the problem is resolved. Thanks again to everyone who replied. Trouble codes: 0102 (airflow signal voltage low), 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 00523 (intake air temp. sensor g42 no signal), 01247 (evap comp regulator valve n80 output open), 0172 (system too rich bank 1).
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1997 Volvo 850 T-5 2.3L outside temp sensor VIN: YV1LS5720V
So far the customer has not returned for a repair but did stop by the shop while the a/c was not working. The suggestions about the compressor clutch being the problem were right- the clutch had power to it but was not engaging. The trouble code for the temp s...
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