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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
Hi there, We have an ongoing problem with this car. For awhile now we will get a recurring code 16795 for secondary air injection low flow. Sometimes it will take a few days for the MIL to come on, sometimes a few weeks. We have smoke checked the system a num... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary Air Injection System Incorrect Flow Detected), 16716 (Knock Sensor 2 Signal Too Low)
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Accessories VIN: TRUWT28N91
This car was serviced at another shop before it came to our facility. They had replaced the VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor) as the Check Engine Light was on and a VSS code was present. The speedometer was also not working. We checked the vehicle and did find the V...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater blower VIN: WBAGG83431
The heater blower typically runs for 3/4-1 hour after key off. I understand the final stage needs replacement. Where the heck is it? I didn't find it around the passenger-side tunnel.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Shifter VIN: SALTY16493
Hi Land Rover Techs, My Boss took in this 2003 Land Rover Discovery, the shifter will move down to neutral and then stay there, won't go into any forward gears. If I put it back in park, turn off the ignition and then turn it on, rapidly pull it down, it will ...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L radio VIN: AB33A9DB02
Radio is inoperative. looking for assistance in removing the radio to inspect the fuse in the rear. any help is greatly appreciated.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E2K
i NEED HELP FROM EXPERIENCED MERCEDES MECHANICS. This lady's car died in front of my shop.No Spark. I dont have alot of Merz exp. The car will run fine when it cools down but after running the engine for 15 minutes and shutting it down it will not restart for ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F3W
GOOD AFTERNOON FOLKS!! THIS SLK IS TRICKY!! THE CODE IS A AIR INJECTION CODE! CAR CAME IN WITH MIL LIGHT ON! TRYED TURNING ON AIR PUMP/KOMPRESSOR ON, DIDN'T WORK GOT BACK IN THE CAR AFTER RUNNING TEST MIL LIGHT IS KNOW OFF AND THE AIR PUMP NOW TURNS ON, FRONT ... Trouble codes: P0410 (air injection system malfunction)
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L G plug light flashes VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
Customer has intermitently had her glow plugs light flash while driving down the road. She has now brought it in and when I start the car after a few minutes the glow plug light will begin flashing on and off. I can find now information on what could cause the...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L brake booster VIN: 3VWCF21C0Y
This car will brake itself when it gets hot, i.e. just touching the brake pedal will cause the car to stop on its own. At a light it will not release unless you pull up the pedal with your foot. Base brake inspection does not reveal any thing wrong. The vacuum...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWAC63BX1
hey everybody got me a stumper, 2001 vw passat is overheating,I can let the vehicle idle in the shop for 30 min. even longer and it doesnt overheat,then got out and drive it and within 1 to 2 miles it"ll go to 260 f vehicle tells you to stop. the gauge and mon...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L cruise control VIN: 3VWCD21CX2
hi all tech i replaced battery customer came back complained my cruise control does not work i have a snap on modiswith /european can some one help me to reset or activate back. check fixed data go to engine 01 funtion 11 there is no function 11 or some said d...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Reverse gear VIN: YV1LW8804L
I wish to replace the AW70 transmission as reverse has taken leave. This car has the notch for engine speed sensor. I have a couple of earlier AW70's around w/o the notch. Can I cut a notch and bolt it up? Strange how much used transmissions have gone up in t...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1JS8836N
Need some help with this car. The vehicle will start and idle fine. Get in it to go and the throttle just goes away and then it comes back all of a sudden. As you are driving if you let up on the throttle just a little it goes away and feels like its going to ...
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1995 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5714S
This car has a fuel control unit from IPD. We swaped the trans and fuel control units with units from a known good running vehicle. We have replaced the throttle position switch with a new Bosch unit. We then replaced it with a factory switch. we have checked ... Trouble codes: 223
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Limp-in VIN: YV1LS55A3X
Transmission stuck in third {limp-in I assume}. Scan test with generic PO605, Internal control module error. Looked at archives. Two possibilities stuck out, PN switch bad or transmission bad. Customer and I decided to start with Park/Neutral switch. Switch is...
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WAUCB88DXV
Well, another lesson learned, if you are going to smoke these Audis use LOTS of smoke and patience, went back again and found a broken rubber T fitting going to the crankcase breather system, had to R/R intake man for acsess. Thanks for all the help! sure was ...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDAAMS332X
There was a combination of challanges with this vehicle. The pcv system was defective, there was a vacuum leak from the intake gasket, the idle control valve was sticking and the trottle plate needed cleaning. Thanks for all the leads, the vehicle runs great n... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, P0306.
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L cruise control VIN: 1070441206
after installing the rebuilt programmer and not being able to set the cruise above 60 we had more replies that said to get another programmer so we did and that fixed everything. I guess the rebuild on the first programmer was not succesful anyway thank to all...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Gage VIN: WDBFAG1EXM
Most suggested the instrument cluster was at fault, and indeed it seems so. We sent the unit out for repair, and the returned unit works like a charm. This is a very common failure with this series and I can highly reccomend the good folks at Beckman for the w...
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1983 Porsche 928 4.5L Unknown VIN: WP0ZZZ92ZD
turned out that the aftermarket climante control unit was not the right one these porsche had a split vin # that year and the only way to get the right one was from the dealer !! when you look at it from behind u can see that the aftermarket one has missing pi...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, #4 CYL MISFIRE VIN: WVWMA63BXX
As everybody suggested, it turned out to be the ignition power module. It has four wires that each attach to a coil. These circuits pull the coils to ground. I tested each with a test light, and #4 was dead. However, the next morning the car developed a miss. ... Trouble codes: P0304.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Loss of Power VIN: 3VWCF21C5X
Most of the folks suggested that a clogged intake system may be at fault as I had negelected to note that we had cleaned the system 3 months prior to the onset of this problem. The other suggestions were turbocharger and control valve related faults. The con...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L temp guage VIN: VW4578D58Y
Thanks to all. Yes, waterpump solved the over heating and the updated ECT is green in color and no check lite (codes)at this time. I replaced the brake lite switch and the second one worked, very sensitive to adjustment. I put in t-stat for gp. Just as I did t...
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1983 Volvo 245 GL 2.4L alternator VIN: YV1AX757D1
Glow plugs are staying on and caysing a curent draw when un pluged the alternator is charging THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SL5723T
You guys/gals are great. I received 9 reponses to this one, two suggested checking mass air sensor and check for vacuum leaks, five suggested o2 sensor which comes with an updated harness, and two recommendations to check for vacuum leaks at the elbowed vacuum... Trouble codes: P0172 (system too rich bank 1).
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Transfer case VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Thanks to all that replied, Most said Volvo time was about 2 hrs and customer pay was 3-4. Saved the job & have a happy customer. Thanks Again, Paul
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