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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Central locking VIN: WBAHC12000
Hi all, This 5 series came in to have a new keyless entry system installed. We checked the central locking system operation before touching the vehicle and found that when the doors are locked from the driver's side, all the locks will lock and then reopen. If...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 3VWSA81H5T
Customer states vehicle has had this problem for several months and it's becoming worse. Under moderate to heavy acceleration vehicle breaks down. DTC's present are P0134, B1S1, and P0501. Customer also state speedometer sometimes drops out. Checked Identifix ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L over boost condition VIN: WAUYPG4B21
Thanks to those who replied. After partialy disassemling the intake plumbing I was able to smoke check the wastegates and pressure hoses. These hoses are a solid steel tubing running between the exhaust mainifold and turbo with crimps on either end for built i... Trouble codes: P1555 (Charge pressure maximum limit exceded), P0103 (MAF signal too high imtermittent), P1857 (trans ABS Load signal error message from ECU intermittent).
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L a/c compressor VIN: TRUWT28N92
Everything continued to point to the control module so I got a another replacement, removed battery etc, changed it again but still had the same symptoms. Most replies were calling for failed water pump (loose impeller) and some for compressor clutch gap or fa...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Seat Occupancy Sensor VIN: WBADD42010
Thanks guys for the prompt replies inrespect of my SRS fault. Needless to say I have replaced the seat sensor cleared the code and all is fixed. Customer was a carsales and standing over my shoulder at time of repair, but as I said was. He payed his A/C and wa...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Heater blower VIN: WBAGG83431
Sorry, folks, there was a mixup as someone else inputed some of the basic information and it escaped my attention. This is an E38, not E39. Duh! The long and short of it is this: With the current drain on fuse 6 (interior lighting) and the shift indicator li...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Compressor VIN: WDBNG70J61
Hello Everyone, Thanks for the quick and informative responses. We ended up taking the car to the dealer and they found an evaporator temp senser code stored. We replaced the evaporator temp senser and the problem seems to be fixed. Thanks again, Chelsea.
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L MIL Lamp on, Data bus VIN: YS3ED58E8X
No joy on this one. The car hasn't done it again since that one episode. It seems clear that the p-bus went down. P-bus means Powertrain Bus, which consists of the engine Trionic ECM, the auto-trans control module, and the MIU or main instrument unit. The owne... Trouble codes: P1624 (Check-engine light request TCM), P1908 (No bus data from MIU), P1923 (No bus data from TCM), P1460 (Immobilizer active), P1921 (TCM code - No bus data from Trionic).
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: WVW34F4333
Thanks to all who replied.This one turned out to be a severe case of customer neglect. After re checking fuel psi with another gauge fuel psi was at spec.So going back and checking the basics this car had very worn plugs a plugged air filter and snow screen an...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSB61J21
Thanks for shaking me up guys. Three responses hit it right on the head and I knew it immediately upon reading the first one. This Jetta is a wagon. Wagons do not have AEG engines in them, ever. The wagons have an AZG engine code and needs AF meter #06A 906 ... Trouble codes: 16486 (Mass air flow signal too low), 17573 (long term fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 1 system too rich), 17549 (load calulation cross check uplausible value), 17574 (long term fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 2 system too rich).
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1KS9513R
Thanks to everyone who responded. This was truly a weird one. Never would have figured it out without the help of iATN and especially Justin [...]. After checking the basics necessary for an engine to run (i.e. spark, fuel, air, exhaust), ...
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