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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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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L message VIN: WBAGF8329V
The car came with the messsage wiht "Check the brake lining" so I replaced the front pads and install the pad sensor corrctly. Rear pad thickness is OK. However, the sign is still on at the display. How can I reset the warning dispaly? Thank you Guys.
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Drain VIN: WBADT63442
This battery is draining at a rate of 4.5 Amps to 7.5 Amps. Battery is brand new. Alternator charges normally. Drain will kill battery in between 2.5 to 5 hours. It definitely won't last overnight. We found that removing fuse #4 inside upper top of glove box e...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L No Start, CONTAMINATION VIN: WDB1070541
Ok boys this is a call to arms! This is the same gray market car that I just finished with help from you guys! It was running great, everything worked perfectly. One of my techs took it to a Shell station to put some fuel in it before we delivered it. He barel...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L intake manifold VIN: WPOCA2986W
is it normal for for this BOXSTER to have the air intake boots,plenums fill with oil. engine run rough when cold intermittently on dry weather.no code
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1989 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L Cuts out VIN: YS3AT76L4K
Yet one more saab story. This car has been to every shop in town and we are its last resort. Vehicle starts and idles well. Upon light acceleration vehicle cuts out and will hunt from idle to 1500 rpm. Needless to say vehicle cannot be driven. We have found th...
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Electronic VIN: YS3DF58N7W
Vehicle came to us a week ago with customer complaint of check engine light, check gearbox light & a lack of power. Vehicle working ok when it came in. Retrieved trouble code p1500, incorrect voltage to transmission control unit. Checked connections at battery...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
Car came in with very hard brake pedal. Travel is normal and braking is streight and smooth. Replaced booster with a reman. Slight improvement but still not right. Can a VW master cylinder cause this kind of problem ? Am I looking at a hydrolic problem ? A bad...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M41
this is the third time back with the same code, replaced vacuum line and secondary air pump, all specs are normal mass air at 3.8 g's at idle I am out of ideas on this I would try a mass air next but i'm not sure if that will take care of it or not anyhelp wou... Trouble codes: P1152
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2NB47062
Hello Friend This 2002 VW Eurovan Camper with a 2.8 Liter Automatic came to my shop with a Check Engine Light ON I Road test the Van and it seem to run fine, the costumer say that the Transmission seem to old back on take off sometime but fine after that he a... Trouble codes: 18032 (Mileage Call Up Circuit ON Active), 01192 (Torque Coverter Clutch Malfunction)
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1994 Volvo 940 T 2.3L low beams VIN: YV1JW870XR
Hi, all - here goes: Key off, turn headlight switch to parking light position and everything works fine, key on parking light still ok. Turn key on with headlight switch in H/L position dash lights go off and no headlights. Replaced relay and H/L switch. Clean...
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1996 Audi A4 2.8L radio/cell phon VIN: WAUEA88D6T
This one is fixed, with the input of Raymond from Alabama. He told me the cell phone module should either be keyed or it goes to sleep on its own. I was finally able to get a scematic for the system and it was not keyed, it had 2 power feeds at all times. Appa...
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L After run coolant pump, cooling fan VIN: WVWJF4316R
I unplugged the thermo switch in the radiator and jumped 2 of the pins,replaced with dealer part. fan is now coming on with temp.. car is still running hot though but this was my first step. I have about A 50 degree temp difference through the radiator, I am g...
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1994 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L erratic shifting VIN: WVWJD4311P
Most replies told me to look under the console. One said the plug was to the right of the steering column, behind a panel. That may be true of later cars, but it's NOT there in the early ones. I removed the console and found a junction box and a wire with the ...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD23B4X
Found used EMC and replaced it. Version coded the ECM and the car ran fine except for miss on #1 cylinder. Found the #1 injector bad and replaced it. Reset all computor codes and road tested good. I don't know what caused all these problems together. Possibly ... Trouble codes: P0300 (milti cylinder missfire), P0301 (Missfire), P0305 (Missfire).
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L mil VIN: WV2NB47032
Thanks for all the notes on this Eurovan. We discovered that when the crank was left loose from previuos repairs not done in our shop that the timing chain was actually stretched. This created the variable which threw the cam sensor codes. Not a happy ending b...
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2000 Volvo V70 R AWD 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LV60DXY
Hello all, and thank you all very much for your input on this volvo. In the end the car needed both O2 sensors (even though front had been done about 10,000km ago) and the catalytic converter. I feel that the poor driveability of this vehicle damaged both the ... Trouble codes: P0422 (Main Cat efficiency Low Bank 1 ECM-4801 always recurs), P1171 (Long term fuel trim upper limit ECM-261A), P0300 (Random Misfire detected ECM-3503), P1174 (Long Term Fuel Trim Upper Limit ECM-260A).
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