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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Viscous Coupling? VIN: WABA24B7XN
This is a new Car to us. Car vibrates turning at slow speed but only when you are accelerating or adding power. Feels like an old Jeep in 4WD when turning on pavement, just not quite as severe, Car drives normally in all other respects. Is their a viscous coup...
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
CANNOT FIND SPEC FOR UPSTREAM O2 SENSOR HEATERS. STANDARD TECH LINE SAID HE CALLED BOSCH & GOT 3-10ohms. CAN THE READINGS I HAVE BE HIGH ENOUGH TO SET CODES?. CLEARED THEM & CAME BACK AFTER ROAD TESTING. THANKS. Trouble codes: P0130 (p1113 17521 b1s1 heater high resistance), P0150 (p1131 17539 b2s1 heater high resistance)
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Alarm VIN: WAURD68D61
Vehicle came in with complaint of the alarm randomly going off, more often on hot days. Checked central locking system with Vag-com scan tool and found one fault - 01370 Alarm triggered by interior monitoring. Checked interior monitoring module and found alarm...
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L radio VIN: WBABB2309H
good evening: this bmw has a noise on the radio, that sounded like itmight be comming form the alternator, because it only makes the noise when the engine is running.however we replaced the regulator, and now have replaced the alternator, which made no change...
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1988 BMW M3 2.3L suspension VIN: WBSCD032XW
This is weird. This car has new struts, upper mounting plates,lower contol arms with ball joints and rear bushings, and sway bar links, the front end is aligned with new tires. Motor mounts and rear trans mounts are all like new. What happens is if you roll fo...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L shift mode VIN: WBAGJ8326W
GENTLEMEN, I WOULD NOT WISH THIS REPAIR ON MY WORST ENEMY. VEHICLE WAS PRESENTED FOR REPAIRS AFTER SITTING UP FOR ALMOST 2 YRS. TEST DRIVE RESULTS) ON ACCEL FROM STOP RANDON MISFIRE WAS OBVIOUS. WITH SHIFTER IN DRIVE (AUTO MODE), TRANS WOULD SHIFT NORMALAY ON ...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Dash lights and guages and A/C VIN: WBADN5342X
After the car is started the check engine light stays on as well as the other dash lights for about thrity seconds. After that the light goes out and all the guages stop working. The A/C is also affected by this when the lights go off the a/C stops cooling. Ca...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission VIN: WBAGH83471
This car intermittently shifts very late. Usually after warm up. Customer would be driving down the freeway and transmission acts up and downshifts. It drives over [...] in 3rd gear down the freeway. Coming to a stop goes to 1st and shift up at over 3500RPM...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L rear suspension
the noise is constant with bumps in the road at lower speeds. around 50 to 60 mph noise diminishes then gets louder above 60. the hydraulic ride control has been eliminated about 7 years ago. there is no play in the suspension that i can determine. the noise i...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L compressor VIN: WDBRF61J22
Recharged the system (was almost full) No pressure differences between high and low sides. This is a variable compressor but apparently is also actuated internally. The archives indicate evap sensor failures. Can you point me to the test for this as well as th...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Heater VIN: 2030612A02
This C240 will only blow hot air out of drivers side vents, there are no codes and all stepper motors have been normalised and seem to be working properly. I checked the archives, one said to regas the system , done this to no avail. any ideas would be appreci...
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1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Hello All! I have an old-style mini-cooper here which we have been scratching our heads over for several weeks. The car starts great and idles very smoothly. It will rev freely for the first 15 to 45 seconds from dead cold, and then will develop a surge above ...
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1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WP0EA0917B
Hey all, This vehicle exhibits an occillating idle when first started. The engine will go to 1200 RPM, drop to about 1000 and then bounce for about 2 min from 800 RPM to 1200RPM. Once the vehicle is warm the condition goes away completely and the vehicle idle...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWRF81H5V
Vehicle is badly underpowered and the check engine light is on with code 00575 (MAP deviation from desired value). We checked the boost pressure and found it over-boosting, causing a lean fuel trim. We replaced the waste gate solenoid with a new part and it ch... Trouble codes: 00575 (MAP deviation from desired value.)
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH8706V
I have one of these oh-so-fun Eurovans right now that is kicking my butt. Searched the archives and for TSBs and have come up with nothing. Customer complaint is of a miss. It occurs all of the time. She describes sitting still as "like having a bunch of tee...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Speedometer VIN: 3VWSC29M2X
Here's an odd problem. I drove the car for a few days and the speedometer was working. Now the speedometer will only work when I hit the brakes to bring the car to a stop. When I throttle up it stops working. At first I thought it was a plug or wiring harness ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: 3VWSF29MXY
good evening; this car ws towed in today, with a start and die problem. it will only run for 3 or 4 seconds then quit. we have checked he timing, and the valve on the intake manifold, and it works ok.we took the power supply relay out and checked for bad sold...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M62
The car came back in with another bunch of seemingly random codes, and the throttle body unit had lost it's adaptation. I can reset the adaptation, clear codes and drive this car for DAYS with no problem, then the customer will pick it up and not get 3 miles a... Trouble codes: P1564 (Idle Speed Control - Throttle Position), P0507 (Idle Control System), P1143 (Load Calculation Cross Check), P1171 (Angle Sensor 2), 19481 (Angle Sensor 1)
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1993 Volvo 940 2.3L 3-4 shift VIN: YV1JW8808P
We have a Volvo 940 Automatic that has a late or sometimes no shift into overdrive. The transmission was overhauled 6 months ago for a slipping condition by a local,reputable, independent transmission shop. This problem occured 2 months ago. To get the 3-4 shi...
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1990 Audi 100 2.3L speedometer VIN: WAUBC5442L
I received several replies pinpointing some common solder joint failure points in the dash circuit board. In particular they were the two 2 pin sockets that the speedo itself plugged in to. Their locations are described quite well by one of the technicians who...
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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L windows VIN: WBACH1300K
Well all 5 replies said this was a fuse. After looking under fuse on worldpac we saw the picture of what this little corroded thing used to look like. Jeff wins the prize it was a 50 amp.The reason the car wouldt run is when we jumpered around it the alarm act...
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L Surge VIN: WBADE5325W
Hey Guys, I followed majority rules and cleaned up the AIC motor...so far so good. Thanx all. - Bernie Trouble codes: 505 (IAC Problem).
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L transmission VIN: WDBEA30D1L
Thank You everyone for the advice on fixing this transmission. Most of the responses that I got pointed to the rear pump and governor area so thats where I started. After removing the tail shaft I discovered the governor was busted and the pump had a spring ja...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L cruise control VIN: WDBFA68F51
As several posts had suggested the fault was the tires. For some reason the front tires were almost 3/4 inch larger than the rears. They were the original tires and the correct make and size. A new set of tires were installed and now cruise control works as ad...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L HVAC drain VIN: 4JGAB54EG1
Hey Gang, This is not a fix, but the problem has disappeared. Once the car came back from the body shop, customer traded the car that week. Oh well., thanx for the input. - B
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1990 Other European Mondial T Ca 3.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZFFFK33A4L
Ended up with a code 4121 on both banks but bank 1-4 check engine light does not go out, I could not get a code list to check this code furthur but am certain it is related to fuel mixture, If anyone has a source please let me know would be greatly appreciated...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA29M4X
The final piece of this puzzle came together. It was fixed when I replaced the relay with the good relay. Please note that there are defective relays for the fuel pump in VW's system. The bad ones do not have a pin 7. The reason I could not get it to go after ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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