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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L transmission VIN: WAUKE5448L
This car will shift fine one time and shift like it's in limp mode the next. I have the european software for the Modis, but it tells me it does not recognize the module. I can pull codes, I get code 00549 for Consump Sig Intermittant. Any ideas? I'm hoping fo...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L head gaskets? VIN: WAULT58E32
This 3.0ltr Audi looses about a quart of anti-freeze a week. There are no visible leaks but a distinctive smell of burning coolant when started cold. It also has a misfire code set for cylinders #2 & #4. Pressure testing the system over night and inspecting th...
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L Immobilizer VIN: 4USCH9331X
Hi BMW Experts & fellows ! car towed in .try to start it crank but no spark. found codes in DME : anti tampering protection EWS. in EWS module 1 code 43 : undefined & 1 voltage suplly EWS control unit , fault frequency : 28 times. I suspect the EWS module is f...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBABM5342Y
hello, i'm about to venture into changing the vanos unit on this bmw. supposedly, there are some special tools required, which i think i have. i cannot find any instructions on this. i'm very certain, i need some. can someone please help me in my search for in...
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2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L clutch VIN: WBABM3346Y
need to replace clutch, just starting to slip, any pitfalls or land mines we need to be aware of? alldata shows specical tools required to reset disc and center, do we in fact need these? thanks in advance, jon
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGX2042X
Hi I am working a nightmare Jaguar XK8. The customer bought this car not running. We found out that, due to the severe oil sludge in the cylinder heads, one of the drivers side camshafts has broken. We got a hold of some used cylinder heads and replaced them b... Trouble codes: 341 (Camshaft position sensor bank A), 1341 (Manifacturer specific)
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L unknown VIN: SLAPV1247T
ok guys never worked on one of these before when i put car in drive or reverse the car would not move it has a message on dash that says transfer neutral and slow 35 max
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L warning lights VIN: SALTY1241X
The ABS, HDC and TC lights come on at random in this vehicle. When I pull codes I get 01,4 pump failure, pump sticking and 11,4 shuttle valve switch electrical failure. If I clear the codes I might be able to drive the vehicle thru several drive cycles w/o any...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L stuck in second gear VIN: WDBGA57E2S
This car is in good condition 145,000 Km or 90,000 miles It is not an electronically controlled automatic gearbox : it is 4 speed auto that starts in second gear unless you shift to " B " first gear to hold the car while going downhill or else ... I test dro...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L door locks VIN: 4JGAB72E6Y
door locks constantly lock and unlock while driving, when in our garage if we lock passenger side ,drivers side unlocks, and vise versa. could not find any fixes in data base for this model, anybody else had this problem?
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1974 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Two rear brake lamps
i was wondering if a old school WV tech could lead me a little as I have made little head way on this unit. As previously stated i have proceeded as needed for circuit check. As this system runs circuitry through vehicle I have not been able to find open in br...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSC29M4X
First of all...VW Tech's ...I salute you!!! I cringe when one pulls in the lot and this one was no exception. Vehicle came in with complaint of intermitant no start after driving/ running for 1/2 hour or so. After test driving I left vehicle running outside m...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSS29M01
Hey VW guys This one came in with a no power complaint and a CEL. Verified low power and hesitation Verified CEL found codes P0300 P0301 P0302, Also found upstream Oxygen sensor dead, Cat Converter rattling, removed Spark Plugs, looked as if they were Orignial... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss fire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 misfire), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B22
This vehicle came in with the check engine light on, scanned the vehicle with the snap on mt2500, had to go to the generic mode to retrieve information. Leading o2 sensor reading lean condition, check o2 data and found sensor not switching, changed sensor and ...
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1987 Audi 4000 Quattro CS 2.2L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUFB0851H
Most of the replies stated to check the fuses as the row that appears to be spares has the main engine fuse. A couple noted to check the intake hookups. The problem was no electrical signals, so checked the fuses and the box. Someone (gotta love Ebay) sloppily...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS module VIN: WBABJ5327R
Thanks so much for the fast & useful replies. At last the BMW dealer can confirm that the pedal travel sensor is exist.I'll call cust. to bring the car next week & order the right part ,that this car not come back here for the same code. Again IATN win.Thanks ...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBADE6321V
The owner of the car is going to try to sell the car as is the noise is not real bad and may go away with more driving I think he should replace the lifters. thanks for all the help and ideas. Duane
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBADN6343Y
Thanks for all the great input waiting for customer to make up his mind on spending the money. Will put info out if the new control unit fixes problem. Mark
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L blower VIN: SAJEA71C34
This vehicle was still under warranty, but the customer wanted nothing to do with the Dealership. As it turns out the blower unit we changed was a apparently just a controller. Since we had very little information on the vehicle we had to make a best educated ...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: LANDROVER1
Finally fixed this truck. First I want to thank all of you who responded to my help request. Thanks to Phil H who sent me some decent wiring diagrams. The repair involved fixing all of the damage that the owner and his friend did trying to fix the truck in the...
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1995 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L rear wiper/dome lights VIN: SALHC1348S
The replies all stated the same results. The MFU uses door switch inputs and the rear window switch input and the dash mounted o/h [...] switch to control the dome lights. The rear door/window switch also tells the mfu to lock upt the rear wiper if the window ...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Hesitation VIN: WBDBA45AXE
There were several different recommendations. I checked distributor cap and ignition rotor. Rotor was not burned through and was not arcing to ground. Fuel volumn was 1 quart in 30 seconds. The screen at the warm up regulator was inside the fitting of the larg...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBGA3E1RA
Thanks to Bill from Washington and Richard from Florida. The problem turned out to be the DI module. The car was running fine in park with the scope on it, under a load (in drive, going down the street) it would drop one side of the ignition and run on 4 cylin...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L ignition/key operation VIN: WDBRF64J11
Thanks to all those who responded. We did verify through the use of the SDS scan system that the passenger seat module was defective (came in unplugged). Once the module was replaced no more problems were experienced.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L oil capacity VIN: WDBRF40J65
Thanks to everyone for the quick response. the info can be retreived from the instrument cluster via the owners manual. Many of you also gave me information on where to get the tools and information with web sites and such. Thank you again
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1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YS3CF68M3V
I called turbo city and one of the guys talked me through the assembly it made sense at the time but the parts in the box and the parts on the spec.sheet do not match I wish they would up date the assembly directions Thanks for the help Duane
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1991 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWFA21G8M
Thank you Vijay Visa, [...]. Summary: Customer has not yet returned. We learned a lot from the foll...
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1994 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: SVWAN01H3R
Thanks for all the help, basicly all said to check the 02 sensor wiring. I beleive the ecm modulates the 02 sensor module to heat the 02,then the suply source for power is the pump fuse and this is the 2-3 amp spike I see at the fuse. I found the wireing from ...
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