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1987 Audi 4000 Quattro CS 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUFB0851H
This is an EBAY special. Car is no start cold (with out assistance. Starting fluid until warm then runs OK). We have a flashing cooling temp warning on dash. Coolant level is good, and maintains a constant temp of 182 at top of rad with IR temp gauge once engi...
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1999 Audi A8 4.2L Torq.converter/gear incorect ratio VIN: WABG34D7XN
Vehicle came with 8 codes:16524,16825,16839,17606,17607,17915 and 2 transmission code:17087-Torq.converter/brake sw B circuit malfunction and 17114 -gear incorrect ratio.Test O2 sensors and EVAP System,found 2 O2 sensors B1S2,B2S2 and Purge valve bad,replace b...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L vanos VIN: WBADD6324V
Customer brought in car for an oil leak that was traced to the head gasket. Marked position of cams and chain (used no special tools) R&Red cylinder head. Car started fine, performed road test, again eveything seemed fine. Delivered car to customer and after h...
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L No power stering VIN: WBSBK9334X
Car came in with no power steering. I replaced the rack first with a reman from world pack. That changed nothing. I then replaced the pump. A reman zf from bmw. At that point it got better but still not like it should be. Real stiff on a dry steer. Sterring wh...
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2003 Fiat PUNTO SPICE 1.25L Excessive Emissions VIN: NO VIN
Dear Fiat tech, i got this car for regular service and found that spark plugs was very black . check the car gases and found C0 over than 10 % when idle. cleaned throttle and inlent manifold and got CO = 6 - 6.5 - 7 %. took the car my neighbour authorised ...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L Steering Hose VIN: SALPA1242X
Hi Folks, Got this 99 Rover 4.0 S that every so often make a loud groan, almost sounds like some large mammal bellowing out a call of the wild. Its clear when it does it , the noise emanate from the power steering hi pressure hose; however, I don't feel any l...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2P
any benz techs! this car came in from one shop to dealer to me. Customer states that upon startup the ASR light will illuminate, idle will race at 1500rpm for few min's at which time the idle will drop and surge from 650 to 1000rpm's. At first pedal depression...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L steering control VIN: WDBJ1F83J1
This vehicle pulls in direction the steering was last moved. Feels like the steering does not return to center. Causes constant steering correction while driving, especially on crowned or poor road surfaces. The symptom reminds me of sticking ball joints on a ...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L dash lights VIN: 3VWRB01H1S
Hello Everyone Just having some VW problems and need some help. This customer has been to other shops and they weren't able to fix his problem and we usually don't work on VW's but seeing how I know the guy, I thought I would help him out. The dash lights seem...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Hi guys and girls. I have a van here that has a big problem and just wondering if anyone out there has run into this? Well this car is always serviced an ran great. Upon a trip to florida a cam sensor code came on and car ran like ass. A local dealer in Miami ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD23B51
This car came 2 weeks ago with several codes ( 18062 plus evap code and 17544 ) which I fixed with a new purge valve solenoid , inst cluster temp sensor , the low price dual output coolant sensor on the engine fixed the problem, it also had code P 0171 or P 11... Trouble codes: P0171 (17544), P1136 (16684), P0300 (16686), P0302
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L airbag control module VIN: 3VWPG71KX4
dealer supplied us with airbag control module [...] with index code 01e.. origional control module was [...] with index of 004. the new control module is not listed with alldata and if I remember correctly it is not the correct control module for thi...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2552Y
Hello Volvo Guys and Girls: This s40 Volvo keeps setting an evap code for large leak, intermittent. We smoked the tank system and no smoke escaped. Gas cap failed vacuum test, so we replaced it. Re-tested and it failed. REplaced the purge valve (at radiator) a... Trouble codes: ECM, 68 (evap system major leak intermittent)
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D02
Hello Volvo Techs, I don't have much diagnostic info on this problem. The customer stated the engine ran rough and the Mil came on. We have not duplicated the rough running problem but have codes: P0352 Cyl #2 ignition coil permanent fault P0355 Cyl #5 ignitio... Trouble codes: P0352 (Cyl 2 ignition coil permanent fault), P0355 (Cyl 5 ignition coil permanent fault), P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
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1995 Audi S6 2.2L Ride VIN: WAULA84A7S
Thanks to the many who gave up their time to help us out. Although this problem is/was intermittent, and may take some time to be sure that it's fixed, it seems to be corrected. Several people suggested that we check the steering dampner. Since we replaced t...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: SAJGX2744V
Hi everyone: This one was not fixed. I only got 2 replies and the info is limited to the condition I have. Regarding the solderings on the engine harness, they should be replaced, but Jaguar had no wires(part numbers) for gold terminals. They say the whole har... Trouble codes: P1229 (p1242-), P1242.
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L 2-3, 3-4 shift VIN: WDBDA28DXJ
This nightmare has ended for me, I put in the last used transmission for this customer and the transmission works great. 3rd time was a charm. I really did not receive any usefull information, which I do have to say was a first on the IATN, but I thank the 5 p...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E5R
A new harness and a new head gasket and it's fixed. Steve B's article and a digital camera helped immensely! It's a very straight forward enjoyable job, and thankyou sir;I'll have another!
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oil leak VIN: WDBEA32E4S
Well this one's outa here. A couple of the replies hit the nail on the head. Blowby was definitely the problem. Did the dry & wet compression test. Results were: Dry - 175 psi on all but 1 cylinder it was 150. Wet - 225 psi on 4 out of the 6 cyliders including...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Hey everyone...I as bombarded with the MAS solution. I have a bit of Egg on my face over this one...'I keep this MAS in stock' because of the high failure rate. I had the customer drop the car of the night before so I could operate it through the 'warmup' mode... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim), P0173 (Fuel Trim).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDC1631542
Thanks to everyone who offered help with this one. Especially Gil who took the time to find my phone number and call and Andrew who offered his number straight away. Unfortunately this vehicle is used for work and we can normally only see it once every couple ... Trouble codes: 080 (Catalytic convertor deterioration misfire detected), 086 (Misfire Cylinder 5. harmful to catalytic convertor detected).
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L dome/map lights VIN: WPOCA2992S
Thanks to all that took the time to reply. We took the car to the dealer to see if they can take it out of 'transport' mode. It turned out that the dome lights did not work because the alarm control module was not coded to the car. As far as the other lights c...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGD61J91
sorry no fix. this is a fight between customer,insurance co. and body shop. i checked motor for vac. leaks nothing. double checked all hoses in and out plus intercooler. all good. car runs awsome with maf disconnected. plug it in and it goes crazy. its getting...
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