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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D01
This car came in with check engine lite on and the above listed codes. we found 2 vacuum lines at the 2 vacuum valves on the top front of engine cracked and splitting. they were replaced. we scoped the maf sensor and it stays within range. the problem occurs a... Trouble codes: 17865 (ex gas temp. sensor open/short with power), 16487 (mass air signal too high), 17965 (turbo pressure control limit exceeded), 17869 (misfire codes for 46 and 5), 17868 (ex temp. control bank 1 not a plausable signal)
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L starter VIN: WBACD4326T
E36 towed in with no start condition would not crank - no communication with EWS - new dealer EWS module allows car to now crank - no spark condition now present - but now EWS communicates with scan tool has code - 068 in EWS module data communication error s...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN53451
Hello to All, I have this Bmw here that is busting our brain. We have done and engine swap after the customer went through a to deep puddle and ruined the engine. The engine swap went ok, and when we 1st started the car it ran on all 6 cylinders. Then it start... Trouble codes: P1347, P1349, P0300
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1980 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.2L Starting VIN: JAVLN49C31
Car came in for slow acceleration and running too rich from exaust.Found out that alternator was charging 16.7 volts.After testing voltage i turned car off and tried to start it again and the car wouldnt run.Replaced alternator and still wont run,only has spar...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E9Y
hello, I need help with this ML320. It came into the shop missing and check engine lite on. Pulled codes and had misfire codes for all cyl. except #2. We replaced all the plug wires and plugs. Reset codes and test drove. Started missing again and check engine ...
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1964 Porsche 356Sc 1600CC Fuel & Temp. Gauge
Fuel gauge and oil temp.gauge not working.Customer said both worked when car was put away for winter.I ohm checked wiring from both sending units to back of gauge.ok.grounds to gauge unit are good. Battery voltage also at gauges. This is a 6 volt positive grou...
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L soft top control system VIN: YS3DF78NXX
I can get no action out of this top. Pump runs on demand, all solenoid valves can be heard to operate. Manual operation of top w/ emergency valve open is smooth and trouble free. Oil is topped up w/ OEM oil. There were 2 codes in STC: b2010 "#5 bow switch f...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L abs/tcs VIN: YS3EF48Z81
Car came in with a "TCS off" on instrument cluster at start up. The TCS switch has no effect on turning it on or off. A scan for codes revealed a C551,Control module not programmed. When you go into programming the indication is that it is already on V6 which ...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L Cooling system VIN: YS3ED49Z42
We have this 9-5 V6 that came in with a lot of oil in the coolant reservoir. Not seeing any solid info that would lead to thinking head gaskets. I am wondering if anyone has seen oil cooler failure. We have quite a few of these in our customer base and have ne...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L all shifts VIN: 3VWRB81H3S
Vehicle has harsh and erratic shifting. Fault code 00518 is stored ( throttle position sensor- outside spec). Have tested all wiring between ECM and TCM(as per wiring diagram from VESIS),found no shorts or opens. All grounds to both modules are good. Replaced ...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: 4YTYFR75R7
i need to know how this system works if it works from computer and how much volts should it be getting where the relays are and where grounds are if any one had the same problem can just emailme help will be appreciated.
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1LW56W3X
good evening: we have this volvo v70 in the shop for a valve job with a burned exhaust valve. we put it back togather, and it was idling fine, then the check engine light came on and the code was exhaust camshaft over advanced. we were not sure how to set the...
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1995 Audi S6 2.2L No Start VIN: WAUKA84A2S
This Audi was fixed by replacing a blown 15 amp fuse under the floor right side near the ECU and relays. Pull the carpet back and remove the plastic cover to find the fuse. Their are 4 fuses and the fuse for the coils is the one all the way to the right. The f...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L bleeding VIN: WAUZL54B81
Finally got it bled and still overheats, time to recheck the basics. Went over the whole system and the T-stat hose was cold. I am going to change the t-stat monday, I checked the head gasket and it is still ok. Fundamentals are embarassing when overlooked. Th...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: WBADM5330X
Thanks for all the replies, 11 replies in total. I did replace the abs module this morning, and had to code it. seems like almost everyone agreed theese modules are always going bad. I did learn about this system a bit also. the archives are full of these bein...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L Stall VIN: WBAAV53471
Since I couldn't dublicate the problem I decided to replace the fuel pump and filter like many of you suggested. The car has been gone for a week and hasn't act up on the customer, so I think we got it. Thanks for everyones help.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Starting System VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Thanks to all that responded. Seven of the eight said replace the Ign. switch. I did and the car starts the first try, every time. The owner took the vehicle home, didn't drive it for 3 days, and the battery was flat dead. I jump started it, started promptly. ...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Speedometer eratic VIN: 3VWSB81H2S
A few people suggested that I replace the vehicle speedometer sensor that is on the transmission. The sensor was telling the computer that that car was driving over the governor speed and shutting off fuel. Thanks Trouble codes: 00529 (missing info from speed sensor).
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L G plug light flashes VIN: 3VWBF61C4W
This vehicle came in with the brake lights not working and the glow plug light flashing. There was a code in the pcm for the brake light switch. Nowhere did the charts say that the non functional brake light would cause the flashing glow plug light but when I ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L SRS light, Oil/engine stop light, CAN buss VIN: WVWAH63B51
Hello. Thank you for all the replies! The problem is very intermittant. Even on the days it was hot enough for the concern to occur, it would only last maybe 1-2 minutes. Not much time to test. While the problem was occuring, I did unplug both the ABS and SR...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Cooling Fans VIN: WV2KB47011
Well, I was able to get this pig going on Tuesday thanks to all the help I recieved. First, I want to thank Shawn from Kentucky, who sent me a Mitchell wiring diagram Friday night. This diagram actually matched the car!!.The bottom line is, it was the fan resi...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L Accessories VIN: YV1LW5506T
Thank you all, I call the new Volvo dealer in Panama city and they help me with the new code which is 2411.
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L ABS pump VIN: YV1LW5574W
SO,I DIDN'T ORDER A MODULE... My 2 favorite replies were: the one verifying the 'coffee grinder' pump motor sound was normal, and the other had directions how to open the module without destroying it, and resoldering the pins. Since it was my car, I decided ...
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