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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D2X
This car is a monster! It has had a missfire on Cylinder 1 with a slight lifter tick at times. We have VAGCOM and know how to use it. We have parked a donor car next to it and have a done full transplant of wires, coilpack,ECU's,changed spark plugs, moved inje...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WAUYP64B11
This vehicle has auto ride height control and can manually be controled. The highest ride height setting will only operate at speeds below 20 mph. The lowest setting is auto controled above 75 mph. The vehicle will vibrate at freeway speeds when the ride contr...
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2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA158YM
After reading a days worth of downloads from the (Jag-war) information web site, I couldn’t find any conclusive information that a new electronic throttle has to be version coded. Can anyone concur to my findings? I did read that voltage settings of the thrott... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E3T
Okay Guys, This is a wierd one. This car had all of its maintenance done, 90k service completed on schedule and I am at a loss to know where to begin. The MIL light comes on intermitently yet this machine sets NO codes. It comes on, check for codes and none f...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L headlights VIN: WDBRF45W01
Hello Sometimes headlights will turn on with lights switch on off position. Sometimes will turn off, sometimes will keep on untill ignition is turned off. Is it a typical SAM module problem? Thanks
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L dash, a/c VIN: WVWPD63B7X
Sometimes when driving down the road most of the dash lamps - abs, brake lamp,oil pressure, etc will come on on the dash. Sometimes when this happens A/C will quit working. We had another customer that had a similiar problem and he took it to the dealer for r...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Warning light for brake pad wear VIN: WVWAH63B41
Hello VW techs. We received this car from a disgruntled customer from the local MIDAS store, where they claim they only installed a set of front pads with sensors built in. I orderted a set of pads from VW to test with but the brake pad warning light still sta...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: C11M407989
code P1424 or VAG 17832 no info in mitchell or vw manual air pump is alittle noisy, but runs when it is suppose to. I think it is the pump, but it is spendy and would like to confirm it before we install a new pump anybody seen this before? thanks for the help... Trouble codes: P1424 (Sec. air leak)
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Stall
Hi all and thanks in advance.Customer was driving and car stalled,pulled over and it started back up.Drove to work ,turned off car would not restart.When you turn the ignition on the horn blows(not the security horn, the regular horns in front of the radiator)...
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1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1LS571XS
hi guys this ones driving me crazy ,its so intermittent that I cant duplicate it ,what I did find is that if I unplug the iac valve it does not stall at all.it always stall at idle when you come to a stop, it also surges a little at cruise as well, thanks mike... Trouble codes: P0400
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8328W
thanx to all who replied you hit the nail right on the head the valley pan was the culprit
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1980 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: 124CS00017
thanks to all that gave help. wound up being the ignition module. after all the replies and a little digging for wiring diagrams found the problem quickly. so thanks to all!
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8 2.8L No Start VIN: WDBEA28E1P
Based upon experience' knowledge from IATN members and the customer telling us to hurry the heck up ew replaced the crank sensor and overvoltage relay. No problems since. Thanks group.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L abs VIN: WDBLJ65G7W
Hi Fellows ! After consideration about the suggestion in the replies. We replace the often failed brake light switch.Also the brake booster like Ron from CA & Robert from WA. After clear the codes & good test drive the codes for BAS release switch & yaw rate s...
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1991 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB2964M
Well this was a strange one, Someone had infact 'adjusted' the air flow swiper...they had left the set screw loose and the swiper had moved full left... This was giving the car way too much fuel at idle but more interesting the swiper would move completely off...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21COX
thanks to all this ones fixed.again fixed broken vacuum hose to air pump valve.boss doesnt want to throw maf in unless light comes back on.thanks to all who replied you guys are a pleasure to deal with as usuall. Trouble codes: P0411, P1128, P0172, P0301.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Hard to start VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Replaced wiring harness to glow plugs as most post indicated and engine light problem seems to be fine now. Waiting a bit longer on the start up. Does crank a bit longer than normal, but not as excessive as before. Special thanks to Logan. If anyone needs ... Trouble codes: P0380.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C02
Replacement of the ECU control unit fixed the vehicle. It had to be repaired at the dealer because of the inability to get the immobilizer code to properly code the control unit. We were 99% sure it was the control unit, but you can't swap out to test. Who say... Trouble codes: P0321.
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on, air injection fail VIN: YV1LS5641W
Ok, Thanks to those who replied. I ended up replacing the ECU. This car was part of CA Consumer Assistance Program. Ca State actually paid for and supervised the diagnosis and repair. The air pump worked perfectly. I removed the diverter valve and made sure ... Trouble codes: P0410.
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