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2002 Audi A4 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUJC68EX2
In the stall the miss seemed to be repaired. When road testing the vehicle it would miss on light accel. So replaced all coils and spark plugs. It still had a miss at light accel around 1300 RPMS. Called autoline, tech said to check the MAF sensor and found th...
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1989 BMW 535i 3.4L Poor Idle Quality
This vehicle came in with a small coolant leak. The headgasket was was seaping externally under pressure. We pulled the head and sent to machine shop. Head was checked and machined, no valve job. I installed the head, set the valve lash, and replaced all hoses...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALJY1248V
Hello, Land Rover pros! Got a Disco 1 here with a recurring code 1138 (Oxygen Sensor high voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2). I assume based on firing order that bank 1 is the left side (cyl #1 is left front), and sensor 2 would be the rear sensor, so that's the one I r... Trouble codes: 1138 (Oxygen Sensor high voltage Bank 1 Sensor 2)
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1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L air delivery/temp control VIN: 1070444120
Vehicle came in with air flow from dash outlets only unless Defrost was selected then air flowed to windshield. Installed a "known good" test servo we keep for just such problems. System started to work properly. Ordered and installed a rebuilt servo and syste...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Engine
Hello - Got a bit of an emergency here. My son is on the side of the road about 27 miles east of Bozeman Montana in a 88 Mercedes 190e 2.3. I'm in Seattle. Seems he left the oil cap off and ran it out of oil. Doesn't sound good. I'm looking for a recomendation...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBEA9OD5M
i am unfamiliar with these systems but and willing to learn. this car has had both fuel pumps and filter replaced by another shop and now will not run at all. I want to check the fuel system pressure but am not sure i can with what i have. I have a matco pres....
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L sensor VIN: WDCAB54C21
Client complains car sometimes will ABNORMALLY activate ESP system when passing by some road bumps. Car will "tend to stop" because of it. Not so easy to duplicate problem. I got code C1120 from ESP system. After changing the expensive "rotary speed and later...
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2001 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L soft top VIN: ZFFYT53A31
i have this 2001 ferrari 360 spider f1 in the shop with the soft top not properly working. the car came in with the top down. the top works the windows and then the cover slides up, the soft top lifts up and the cover slides very very slow, and will not close ...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
This Volkswagen has NO Spark, No Pulse width and NO Fuel Pump Running. All Fuses Checked with Test Light. If you Jump the Fuel Pump relay the Fuel Pump Runs. The wire also off the fuel Pump relay ( red/blue) feeds the Injectors and other Misc Components comes ... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop)
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2000 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MH4708Y
hey guys, we got this eurovan here with a code 16784 egr malfuction. first thing i did was put a vacuum pump on the valve while it was running and it held vacuum but the idle did not change. i pulled the valve and inspected it the pintle moves and the valve al... Trouble codes: 16784 (egr malfunction)
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8752J
tech's this vech was towed in as a not start. vechile has no spark, no injector pulse, fule pump fuse #11 has no power to either side of fuse. #11 fuse one side goes to the fuel pump the other side to the fuel pump relay. i was told if no spark there would n...
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1996 Volvo 960 2.9L Speedo VIN: YV1KS9606V
05/26/06 the vehicle came in with the up arrow light flashing. We found transmission code: 232 VEHICLE SPEED SENSOR SIGNAL ABSENT. We reset the code and everything worked normally for 2 months. On 07/20/06 the vehicle returned with the same symptom and same...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L mil light VIN: YV1L5557XW
Greetings fellow Volvo gurus.Vehicle came in with no a/c operation.Performed evac and recharge to spec.Scaned for codes.Codes listed as follows...315,444 and 225.a/c pressure switch was replaced with no change.Clear codes,start engine and code 444 comes back i...
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1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Smokes at idle VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Car came in smoking at idle. Performed BG oil machine flush and filled w/ Elf 5w40 synthetic oil. Then performed leakdown test with good results. Decided to replace turbocharger, even though previously done before cust purchased car on e-bay. While putting the... Trouble codes: 4308 (Large EVAP leak), 4801 (3-way catalytic converter efficiency)
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L 1-2 and 3-4 UPSHIFT VIN: SAJHX6246V
Hello Fellow Techs: Well, I was unable to finish testing this vehicle because the customer needed it back; hopefully, he may return. He had actually been driving the car with this problem for almost a year so i guess he learned to live with it! Nevertheless, I...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDB1070461
thanks to all who replyed,the problem was a pluged converter building to much back pressure pushing the plate up.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L Cuts out VIN: WDBEA26D1H
This is why I joined this group!! I have to hand it to Pat and David. I had bought a programa relay through worldpac and never looked at it - I just threw it in. While I geared up to run through all of the ideas presented by you all to me, I decided to go with...
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2003 Peugeot 206 GTI 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: VF32CRFNF4
Fellow techs, Well this one is fixed.A great many thanks to those that replied.Some of the sugestions were ecm, air leaks and coil pack.After a great deal of research we found that it is not uncommon for the hydraulic lifters to play up even though they are ...
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EH2702X
Well here was the result. I took the oil pan off. Found no debris but found alot of sludge and oil deposits. Took the intake off checked injector resistance (good) took the valve cover off. (oil build up was extensive.) chain was not tight between cams could m... Trouble codes: 16684 (random missfire), 16685 (missfire 1), 16687 (missfire 3), 16689 (missfire 5).
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1991 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1JA8746M
Thanks to all who took time to help us with this problem. Evidently it is a rather common problem. The relay that powers the injector resistor pack will sometimes not make a good circuit, thus not providing full current to injectors. This relay on our particul...
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