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1991 Audi 100 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUBC5449M
Hi Folks, Wondering if I could pick some brains on this Audi 100with the 5 cyl. Car does not start but has spark, good fuel pressure and volume, compression about 170 with lowest at 125. Now I would think the problem would be in the fuel distribution but it wo...
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1990 BMW 525i 2.5L no spark VIN: WBAHC1305L
I am wondering if the oil level sensor will cause a no spark. I could not find the 3 wire plug. Does anyone know if the plug comes from the injection harness, engine harness, or the body harness. Thanks
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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Stall VIN: WBACG5327S
Hello to all. Sure could use some help on this little bimmer. Car runs/idles great, but when coming to a stop, it will almost always stall (worse when cold). Thought for sure this would be a torn air boot, but it's perfect. Snap-on scanner states that the ecu ... Trouble codes: 81 (unknown)
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1999 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7331X
Hello guys This little TI is giving me the old run-around. It has had a P0420 for catalytic conversion below snuff for a while and the customer decided to go for the repair as it needs an emissions test. I checked for other codes none found and ordered an a... Trouble codes: P0420
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM334XY
i hate to post 2 at a time but i've got 2 stumpers. so this one is for the bimmer guys. this 2000 323 has 3 codes. 2 of which i can't find any info on. "p1622, or bmw 123, map cooling thermostat control", i have no diagnostic strategy of troubleshooting info o... Trouble codes: P1622, P0340, BMW20
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L No Start VIN: SAJHY1540K
Customer stated car running normally but when trying to go home after work was a crank-no start. We towed in and found no injector pulse and no spark. Immediately checked the crank angle sensor (blue and red wires) with an oscilloscope and found that it had go...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Climate Control VIN: SALPV1643Y
Hello all, I have this Range Rover here giving me some problems. Vehicle was towed to our shop from dealer for install of a used motor. Battery was completely discharged, after installation of engine and charging battery vehicle runs well and is charging. When...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Brake lights VIN: YS3EF48Z01
Hello Fellow Saab Techs, This is the third 9-5 I've had in about the last six weeks with a "Brake Light Failure" showing up on the SID with no problem in the actual light operation. We have looked for incorrect bulbs and other things within the lamp assy but ...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED49262
hey guys, i have a 2002 saab with the 3.0 turbo. it idles very bad and has no power what so ever, when you rev it up the rpm's climb slowly like a plugger cat. so i checked the cat and it is good. the only weird thing i found was that the front 3 plugs where b... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire), 340 (cam sensor circut a)
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WVWEE83A1S
need some help, vehicle will not pass california asm test. have still high nox even after reapiring egr system. scoped vehicle for any misfire, all looks good. i did an intrusive test on cat, its reducing 500ppm on nox and about 1.5% co and 300 ppm on hc. also... Trouble codes: 00758 (secondary air system), 00561 (mixture adatationexceeded limit), 00537 (lambda controlresulatin g limit not reached), 00513 (engine speed sender no signal)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Body/drive line VIN: WVWPD63B5X
When you accelerate you can feel vib. in steering wheel center console and body of the car. We replaced axles first for the boot problem no vib. They brought car back for control arms to much play Now after control arms customer has this vib. On accel you c...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: WVWAC63B1P
the epc lite on dash flashes intermitently and customer says mileage/ gallon indicator goes all over.im not sure what the epc gets its input from, i have heard these have maf sensor problems??? any ideas would be appreciated.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L po674 VIN: 3VWSP69M92
hello techs,two weeks ago we had a vw with code po674 .we checked all glow plugs found no bad ones but replaced #4.now the problem is back again po674 #4 glow plug.we are not experts on vw.can some please help.
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L compressor VIN: YV1KS9504R
Hello fellow volvo techs, I have this 960 model that came in last week with a/c complaint. Compressor would not engage with the switch on. I connected the gauges and sure enough the system was full. I disconnected the switch and used a jumper wire at the conn...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L head gaskets? VIN: WAULT58E32
After talking with a machine shop I elected to block sand the surface with 400 wet/dry to smooth out the coarse finish. Not the best thing to do but the customer didn't want to spend the $3600 for new heads or $10k for a new complete engine. It went back toget...
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1998 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Door locks VIN: WBACJ32050
Thanks to those who responded. Seems there was no fault, just a very slow learner. Repeated the initialisation process this morning, after 5 or 6 attempts the remote decides to operate. Total attempts would exceed 20.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
thanks for all of the replies. i can't close with a fix because i don't know. i was able to gain understanding of how this system functions and from that i was able to confirm that everything seemed to be functioning correctly. the supercharger did run when th... Trouble codes: P0803 (air flap actuator malfunction), P0410 (Air injection system malfunction.).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBGA32G7X
This car was fixed by using Steve [...]'s advice on how to check the sensor values. This showed that the ambient and engine sensor values were out of range (-40). The wiring chart in alldata shows two sensors but the description of the pin values explaine...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L unknown VIN: WDBUF65J53
This one is fixed, new system to us so cant really say we missed it. 2 fuses in the sam fuse and relay box had been removed prior to arrival, history of vehicle turned out that vehicle was shipped from out of state, shipping company told customer that she soul...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWNA63BXX
we never could duplicate the fault for no start with ambient temperature hot inside vehicle - removed comfort unit - (located under driver's side carpet in a plastic waterbox) cleaned connectors and plugs - reinstalled and customer has not come back - i'll pos...
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