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1987 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L idle too high VIN: WAUHD044XH
Hello Everyone, This Audi has come in with an idle of [...]. The idle air valve is good. The idle control unit is good. Both coolant temp sensors are good. When the idle air valve hose going to the intake manifold is pinched the idle goes down. Wh...
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDD28D8W
Everytime I think it's fixed the same code comes back! P0411 secondary air injection. I've replaced all the components & I still get the code, I've noticed that just before the light comes on the engine idles rough for just a couple of seconds. As soon as it s... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air injection)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L abs VIN: WAUED64B71
Recently replaced owner supplied used steering rack-upon replacement ABS light on solid and brake light flashing-checked for codes-had hard codes 00778 steering sensor and 1044 control module incrrectly coded-thinking that we had an incorrect steering sensor w...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L inst cluster VIN: TRUUT28N51
I have this audi TT that the displays in the instrument cluster such as the clock,odometer and information center constantly blink off and on very fast, also at the same time the needles on the analog gauges bounce back and forth rapidly,and the tach stops wor...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Battery draw VIN: WBAGJ8328V
Battery will go flat after sitting 5-7 days. Check of battery draw leaves a 660 mil draw after 15-20 min. Scanned draw with Vantage overnight and it does not change. Remove fuse #6 in engine compartment fusebox will eliminate the draw. Have tried new General m...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53581
car came bach with same problem and code.TIA for your help guys ( boss car ) Trouble codes: 65 (cam sensor inlet or bank 1)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBDHA24G7Y
Hi MB-Experts & Fellows ! Car came in with request to change supercharger (noisy !) & tune-up with spark plugs.Also brake fluid flush & transmission flush.Car came from the local MB dealer. But cust. may didn't tell the whole story why car was in by dealer. Af... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfiring demages TWC fault indicator lamp on), P0243 (air flap switchover actuator for compressor M167 current stored)
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L dome/map lights VIN: WPOCA2992S
Hello porsche techs. This 911 convertible has no dome/map/door lights. When the ignition key is turned on, lights then work normally. All fuses are good. Alldata has no diagnostic information on it. All I got back from them was a wiring diagram. Appears that p...
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1993 Saab 900 S 2.1L running lights VIN: YS3AK75E1P
This car came in with the left side running lights staying on all of the time, became a intermittent problem before any testing could be performed, have test driven several times and miles and light will stay on from 1 min to 2 hrs Tested the headlight switch,...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBB61C8W
vehicle came in barley running. found the brake booster vaccum lines cracked. replaced them. found #1 spark plug wire shorting out. replaced plugs and wires. chk compression while i had the intake off and found compression was 175-180 psi on all cylinders. ohm... Trouble codes: P0134 (bank 1 sensor 1 no activity detected), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (cyl 1 misfire), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P1128 (bank 1 lean)
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: YV1TS90D7X
Hi, This Volvo is driven by a little old lady who must never really get on it. Whenever we road test the car and really get the boost going, it will blow the engine oil dipstick out of the dipsitck tube and allow oil to leak on to the top of the engine. I sus...
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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L Base Cam Shaft Settings VIN: WAUDJ58COP
Hello and thanks to each man who wrote to offer their help. The answer is that this engine is setup on TDC on # 3 cylinder. That is to say that both the piston and the engine valves are set to the firing position for # 3. Here is the set of steps that on...
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L a/c blower VIN: 1140731210
Well I would like to thank everyone for their replies, especially Bill from Virginia. The problem wasn't as complicated as it seemed, We assummed the Change over Valve was working because it was turning on the A/C Compresser but as we found out by Bill's sugge...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F5W
After lots of phone calls to Robert [...] and his collegue, we came to the conclusion that the MAP sensor was probably at fault since it is the primary sensor in the logic chain to control the variable cam timing. I monitored the MAP reading at idle and obs... Trouble codes: P0809, P0410.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L Accessories VIN: WDBRF81JX5
This car can NOT be reset with the dashboard method. I would dearly like to speak with someone who has done so, for I was not able to use the standard methods. My local dealer was of little help, offered only that the unit had to be reset via the Mercedes to...
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