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1997 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGC84A6V
Hi Group: This A6 keeps repeating the codes p1411 & p1423 - secondary air restricted flow B1, B2 - I am confident after testing that solenoid, valves & vacuum is/are OK - problem appears (and this is the question) to be restrictions in exhaust passages at mani... Trouble codes: 1411 (secondary air flow), 1423 (secondary air flow)
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B7Y
Greetings to all this audi was bought to me by another repair shop to try to fix a multitude of codes.The car was purchased from a jeep dealer the customer brought it back because the check engine light had come on.The dealer gave it to a local shop to repair ... Trouble codes: P0159
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L temp guage VIN: WBAHD5322R
Hello Bimmer techs. We have a customer that states his BMW 5 series while driving down the highway will swing from normal to cold and remain there. We have installed a thermostat. This seemed to work but the problem is intermittent. Is it possibly a guage faul...
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE5321S
This thing came in as a basket case but I have it down to one issue. Now it starts for about three seconds when stone cold after sitting, then it will sputter and try but not run. Scope of ign. secondary shows loss of spark, fire line low, spark line slopes of...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01CXY
please some help Jag techs out there: this s type came in with a trans fault light on. we were only able to scan it with generic obd: and found one code: p095 pressure control solenoid "C". also the car won't shift to 4th gear. we serviced the trans, and dropp...
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1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SALJY1242T
runs fine when its cold , but when it warms up looses power ,misfires, bucks ,jerks, under heavy load,but ok under light accel,tps check ok crank sensor checks ok, when symptoms occur spark and fuel normal, exhaust backpressure normal, has a lucas maf not a bo... Trouble codes: P300, P1313, P0340
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBDA28D7N
This engine hesitates on accell. Prior visit was able to get pulse codes from DLC, this visit, key on engine off, on off ratio85%, No current at the EHA(should be 20MA!!)and ECM will not communicate either using the on board blink light or using the pulse coun...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on
Hello Mercedes techs, I have a 99 c230 kompressor in the shop with code p0450 evap pressure sensor fault. Mitchell shows very little info on this code. I notice that the sensor is mounted on the fuel pump assy, but does this car have two sending units? also th... Trouble codes: P0450
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2001 Opel Corsa 1.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WOL0XCF082
This vehicle is consistently bringing on the MIL after driving for 5 to 10 minutes. Logging fault code P1483 descibed as cooling system performance, I have also seen another description for this code as "power to fan circuit overcurrent. Vehicle is running nor... Trouble codes: P1483 (Cooling System Performance)
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1976 Porsche 930 3.0L front strut VIN: 9306800092
need any info on strut replacement on front of car with bilstien green struts worldpac picture of strut shows a chrome cylinder with threads on top and roll pin at bottom cant find any info in alldata or any of are old books dont want to get into this and find...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L windshield VIN: WPOAB0942H
Gentleman, I'm looking for a windshield with antenna build in glass, can't seem to find one anywhere, glass broken in shop while working on car I'm told is dealer only item? any other sources will help please advice thanks. Not sure if these is the place to as...
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1986 Saab 900 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Low power VIN: YSYS3AB35J
When the engine is run at 2000 RPM with the 4-gas reading the tailpipe, the lever adjustment can be set so the emissions seem to be correct, but then at idle, the readings from the tailpipe are 10-20 times what they should be. When the idle is near correct at ...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L door locks VIN: YS3DD78B3V
Alarm was inadvertantly set off, unable to disarm with fob. Now niether door will unlock with the key or fob, trunk locks and unlockks with key or fob..
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWRC29M8X
VW techs, I am a GM tech and am trying to give my daughter assistance (she lives out of state) on her vw. The jetta only has problems starting when it is cold. If it is marginally cold, the car might take 5 or 6 attempts, then start, stall when put into gear,...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWCD21COX
Hello All, Customer's complaint was at times, cranks over and would no start. Intermittent. Last week engine would not start. Vehicle towed to customer's home. 5 Hours later started just fine. Drove vehicle in on Monday with no driveability issues. MIL was on.... Trouble codes: P0322 (Ign/Distributor Eng.Speed Inp.Circ No Signal)
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: VWZZZ8DZ76
This car is driving me nuts.It has an interminent power loss with code 023F every time problem occurs.Engine rapidly losses power and it wont go above 3500 rpm-s or it takes long time to accelerate above that.Problem often occurs when car is driven fast and on... Trouble codes: 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation), 023F (intake manifold pressure-deviation)
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, air injection fail VIN: YV1LS5641W
Air Injection sustem failure Code p0410. ECU not grounding control side of Air ijection relay. Diverter valve opens, but air ijection pump does not run. On cs2000 scan tool air injection pump is not commanded on. Temp at 33 C. Coolant temp volts at 1.2. I trie... Trouble codes: P0410
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAFB3340Y
Wow thanks to all of the fast replies. After looking even closer at below the intake I found the plate leaking. But there also is a plate on the back of the motor that can leak so we will try the valley plate first, if the customer brings it back next week lik...
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L steering VIN: WBAEV53433
i DO APOLOGIZE FOR NOT POSTING SOONER. We had employee problems and I am now the only tech in a four bay shop and I got busy... I didnt really repair it.It had a warranty recall on the rack so the customer took it to the dealer. I haven't heard back yet than...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: SAJNX2740S
The vehicle runs clean now. I could not find any components that needed replacing so I cleaned up all of the grounds and retested - all ok. Thanks for the replies.
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 250C 2.8L ping VIN: 1140231200
First a want to thank all that replied and special thanks to David from Washington, Bill from Virginia & Richard from Florida. David thank you for the vacuum diagram and test procedure. What I found was the oil temp switch bad causing emission relays to click....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBPJ75J81
I did send it to the dealer and it was the ECM , I did suspect that from the start but too expensive to try. Thank you all for your inputs. Trouble codes: P0135, P0135, P0141, P0141.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J92
Finally this was is fixed. The problem was 1 igition coil and tune up. Thank for all replies. Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple Misfire), P0303 (Misfire cylinder 3).
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Oil Pressure VIN: YS3EF48E6X
This car had a condition of sludge build up on the oil pick up screen, which is common to these turbo 2.3 engines, from what most replies said. The customer towed it to Saab , who replaced his engine under warantee, as he had proof of normal periodic oil chang...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Steering VIN: 3VWCA21C7X
Hi there, Thanks again to those of you who responded. Most suggestions mentioned the steering rack, with a few people saying to look at the cv axle. And the winner is...outer cv joint! Interestingly, this car showed none of the typical signs of a cv joint fa...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPB81H5X
Hi All Thanks again for the 14 replies, 12 replies said check the vac hose to diverter valve, ( bad at nipple on valve). two replies said to check the fuse on the relay mounted on drivers fender well. (fuse broke next to one terminal) also blown 15amp fuse u... Trouble codes: 0411 (secondary air).
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 9BWPG61J11
i have gotten 4 replies and everyone stated maf sensor. i did what was told to do and i disconnected sensor and car was fine, reinstalled while on the road and within 10 mins it acted up, pulled over shut off car disconnected maf and car was fine again. rescan... Trouble codes: P1394 (no2 output stage elec. malfunction).
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1986 Volvo 244 GL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8851G
Thanks to all 12 that replied .This one is fixed.Special thanks to Dick,Daniel,and Bruce.All three of you were dead on and very in depth about what was actually wrong and specific locations.It did end up being the dual purpose relay under the dash on the passe...
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