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1993 Audi S4 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUHP84A4P
this vehicle does not start, I believe there should be power at pin one on the ckp and rpm sensor, as there is on the cam, alldata is scarce and mitchell has nothing, i do not have a factory manual for this car as it is different from the 90 and 100 models, i ... Trouble codes: 00515 (camshaft position sensor open or short to b), 00513 (engine speed signal- no signal), 00514 (crankshaft position sensor - no signal)
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1997 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB88D0V
Looking for some help: Car was towed in: would barely run and had loud banging noise in engine. We removed the cylinder head and found #2 spark plug to be missing 2 ground electrodes (plugs have 3 electrodes), plug had loosened out of threads but was not hit, ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L leval control VIN: WA1YD64B92
This car sits low in the front. If you let it pump up by puting the car on a lift and then sit it on the ground, it will hold air overnight. As soon as you start it, it will go low.We have a modus and get codes 01400,01772,00774,00775. I dont find any leaks wi...
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: TRUWT28N92
Car came in for overheating and no rad fan operation. Replaced fan control module and engine runs cool and fans cycle ok, but A/C system blows warm air. Compressor will not engage and fans do not come on when A/C is selected on control head. A/C system shows 9...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L engine VIN: SAJHW1744P
In for coolant hoses - had split one but not overheated. Started and moved car 6 times since wrecker dropped it off till drove it in the bay this AM. Still had plenty of coolant in it - did not smell. Replaced all the hoses - filled it up - motor made 1/4 turn...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1241W
Here's a nightmare for you. This one will not start. No spark or injector pulse. Tach also doesn't work when cranking. Fuel pump does run and I have adequate fuel pressure. Scoped the crank sensor and the amplitude was 2 volts under spec. Installed a new crank... Trouble codes: P1193, P0158, P1317, P1318, P0560
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL15411
This Discovery has returned for third time complaint of rough idle, surging and MIL on. We replaced a bad right front O2 sensor in March. Found same sensor not responding again. Reads less than .01 volt when warmed up. Right rear sensor reads .9 volt or higher... Trouble codes: P0175 (Mixture adaption factor bank 2), P0159 (Lambda sensor aging downstream bank 2), P1417 (Secondary air system fault bank 2)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
The car starts and runs normally when cool or even resonable. After sitting in the sun all day (107F outside) the car will crank through its automatic mode and shut off with no hint of starting. We pushed it inside and I hooked up fuel pressure guage and spark...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz a140 1.4L steering VIN: WDB1680312
hi Gents, I got this merc and the power steering pump always stays on. It has also brought up power steering calibration but once i cleared the code it never return. The only way i can turn the pump off is disconnecting the fuse at the fuse box. I beleave the ...
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1980 Porsche 928 4.5L alternator & gauges VIN: 92A0811417
With limited knowledge and information we are searching for a main relay or fuseable link? All fuses test good. Any help would be appreciated.
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1985 Porsche 911 3.2L smoking VIN: WPOZZZ91ZF
Need help on this one car towed in been sitting for 2 years.Replaced fuel tank due to rust.Cust.replaced fuel filter.Problem is tech could not start car due to bad dme moudle.So started it on starting fluid car runs but smokes out tailpipes very bad .Pulled sp...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Controls VIN: YS3FB49SX3
Hello Saab techs out there. I have a bizarre problem with the A/C & heat on this one. Symptoms are as follows: Temp control knob functions in reverse, ie red is cold blue is hot. The mode control knob changes the flap setting however not in accordance with ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H1T
OK this is My own vehicle I bought it thinking it will save me some $$$,,,lol --- so being that this is a low budget second car , just to save some fuel instead of me driving my Suburban, the engine runs Great , Trans shifts I was hoping to find a walk around ... Trouble codes: P1613
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Air Pump VIN: WVWPD63B2X
Intermittenly Air pump will run after ignition is off and drain battery. We have had the car brough in twice once the battery is hooked back up and or recharged Air pump works fine. We have replaced the relay that powers the pump. (preventatine maintenance). B...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: 3VWCS21C31
I hope someone can help with this one. We have a NO A/C CLUTCH situation. There is plenty of refrigerant in the system. When you push the a/c button, the cooling fans both come on and every several seconds, the idle raises to compensate for the load of the com...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L part locator VIN: 3VWSP69M32
Dear members, where is the Glow Plug relay? All data and the dealer say its in position 10 in the 13 position relay panel. There is nothing there. no wires, no connector. I am aware of the one next to wiper motor. Is this the same as "Glow plug relay". Dealer ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L instrument panel VIN: WVWZZZ9CZ2
Hi all, We have this Beetle bought to us by another workshop, the instrument cluster has issues!! The oil pressure warning light came on first and then the gauges dropped out. Connected scantool and retreived fault codes, oil pressure/level sensor shorted to ...
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1989 Volvo 245 DL 2.3L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8854K
Vehicle was a tow in no start. Replaced both fuel pumps and pump relay. Would then run and intermitantly stall/cut out. Occasionally would die and not restart. Found crank position sensor to be faulty(yellow band). Replaced with updated sensor. Still will occa... Trouble codes: 312 (no knock enrichment signal from DI), 144 (load signal from MFI absent)
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Handling VIN: WBAAA1302K
Thanks to all who answered my questions. I have a lot to learn about BMWs. Great cars, but a bit different in their philosophy of engineering. Turns out that the two large bolts that attach the front of the rear IRS at the outer edges were both loose. I didn't...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L blower motor
well for starters the blade fuse was good so i found the 3 wire conector on the firewall close to the booster i had 12v on the red wire good ground on the black wire and 1 volt on the yellow wire when on low fan so i proceeded to dive into motor area i finally...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBEA34E3N
Well it turns out that the base module powers more than Mitchel shows in the supplied diagrams. Although the customer did not want to pursue this problem any further, we did find out that the instrument cluster has some strange occurances going on. Apparently ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L cam timing VIN: 1GFTYU456Y
The key to happiness would have been resetting tensioner at the outset. All of our troubles stemmed from this I believe. We ended up finding that setting intake variable cam so hole is above head surface with cam loaded against gear in driven direction effecte...
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1993 Mini Mini Cooper 1.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: XC2S1N1063
Unfortunately, we are unable to fix the Fuel Injection on this car, because of a lack of diagnostic information, software, and the lag time between ordering european market parts and getting them means that if we keep throwing darts at it we may get it fixed b...
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1997 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L Opening/closing VIN: YS3CH68M8V
The replies all confirmed my intuition as to the switch being the most likely cause of the symptoms described. One suggestion was to take the switch apart and clean the contacts, with the warning that the internal parts were subject to mis-reassembly, so to be...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3VWBB61C7W
Thanks for all the help. 21 of 22 replies told me to replace the maf. apparently this is a common problem. so i did and it worked the car runs great.sorry it took so long too reply. Trouble codes: P1128.
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