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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Don't know VIN: WAUHE0444J
Hi iatn Fellas, This one is for all of the Audi Techs. I normally do not work on Europeon vehicles so I need some help. I have replaced the clutch, slave, and clutch master cylinder. It shifts fine and idles good but it doesn't have any power when I shift from...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WBADM6343Y
This is my brother's car. It will hesitate/miss on acceleration intermitantly. There is no MIL on, no codes stored. The car was at the dealer to fix an oil leak prior to the extended warranty running out at 100,000 miles, they could not find the problem either...
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1981 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMJY765TR
hello 1981 fiat running really rich so bad that will stall at idle after running for a minute. floods it self out plugs are soaked.
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L venting tank VIN: SAJHX1042X
dealer has not been very helpful ,want to sell gas tank for $1800.00 any suggestions would be apperiated.
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 2.7L a/c output VIN: WDB1070221
I am looking for information for this car on the hvac evaprorator case. The problem I am haveing is mixed air at vents. The temp. output at center vents is 60 degrees,if I place a thermommeter in evap. outlet near evap. it is 44 degrees. I have installed a new...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 500sl 5.0L high idle VIN: WDB1070461
i'm looking for a pin out wiring diagram of this european idle control box.i have new box,new valve and no vacuum leaks.very smooth idle but too fast [1100 rpm]both items replaced are correct for this engine.thanks in advance david [...] fax ...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBDA29D3L
Engine running rich and fouling plugs repeatedly. Checked archives and found info on testing EHA and got no mamp reading KOEO or KOER and no reaction unpluging EHA wile engine is runing. Fues at over protection relay good with voltage across it. It seems like ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L No Generic Readiness VIN: WDBGA70E4T
Hi all, I am reposting this car because I could not update the older one. After several replies to my old thread, as well as several e-mails to Mercedes Benz, I have been able to determine that this car will run most of it's monitors. The key here is that y...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L tachometer VIN: WMWRE33433
Car has a tach. mounted above steering wheel.The tach. also contains other lights like the check eng. light and brake light. Nothing in the entire gauge works. No check eng light, no tach., no backlighting for the gauge. I have tested the pins at the gauge and...
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1986 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L sway bar VIN: WP0EB0918H
left rear sway bar mounting broke off for the 2nd time in two years. customer is over 60 years old and does not drive much, does not drive hard - just a commuter car. cust stated this same point had broken off about 10 years / 30,000 miles ago. i was wondering...
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Thanks in advance fo any help. Car has come in with check engine light on and code P0171 stored and no others. Have checked for air leaks and have found none. This is the second time light has been on but not sure if this is the same code as used car dealer ju... Trouble codes: P0171
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: YS3DF78KXY
hey everyone! ive got this nightmare slaab here that keeps dumping oil into the throttle body. weve replaced the turbo with a new one from saab. the old turbo was wasted and was dumping oil right into the exhaust system. the vehicle also had a head gasket repl...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L cam pos sensor
cel flickers sometimes and then stays on contiuously, pull code for camshaft position flash code 2113 resets after a few minutes runtime, vehicle slightly sluggish etc. timing belt in good cond... only option i can thing of is a dist assy any help would be gr...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L when running for less than 1 minute high temp ligh VIN: 3VWCA21C1X
The one big problem I am having is that there is a thirteen position auxiliary relay panel under the dash to the left. And the information I have shows a coolant fan control (FC) relay in the thirteen position. But on this car it is empty. So I don't know whic...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Power Widow VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
Hi all in IATN land. This Jetta will lower and raise right front and rear windows at the same time from the master switch and work normally from the individual door switches. Installed new master switch and no improvement. Checked voltage on the two circuits f...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L low power VIN: 3VWSP69M91
I have this TDI that the customer reports losses power while climbing a long steep grade, the grade must be miles in length and relatively steep. We check for codes, none found, replaced the MAF with a VW unit. Ran diagnostic output using vas 5052. Checked boo...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD23B8Y
OK VW GUYS I HAVE STRUGGLED FOR ABOUT AS LONG AS I CARE TO CAN ANYONE TELL ME A WAY TO PULL BANK ONE FRONT O2 SENSOR ON THE 30V V6 SHORT OF PULLING THE ENGINE OR BREAKING OUT THE TORCHES :p ?
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1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1FA8749M
Hello group, This car has hard starting, and the fuel pressure is 80 PSI @ rail while cranking or while running. Alldata spec is 43 PSI. I have replaced the fuel pressure regulator twice, and also replaced the fuel pump (OE for both). Still has 80 PSI @ the fu...
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1993 Volvo 940 T 2.3L steering wheel VIN: YV1JW8709P
Replaced rack because of it leaking badly and assumed shudder was caused by air in the system. After work was done, bled air from system, and the shudder decreased somewhat. Test drove thinking the rest of the air would work its way out. During test drive, whe...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L P/S Fluid VIN: WAUJA84A5V
Thanks to all the response, we received a number of great suggestions. In the end we removed the feed hose to the pump from the res. and found no problems with that hose. We install 2 new high pressure hose clamps, filled the system with the correct mineral oi...
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2002 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Dome Lamp VIN: WAUML440D8
Well not many replies on this one, We ended up sending it to the dealer (hate to do that) A Lamp Module was replaced. I appreciate the responses. I wish I could give more into on this but I basically did not have the right wiring diagrams or the proper equipme...
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1984 BMW 733i 3.2L speedometer VIN: WBAFF840XE
Thanks to all who reply i could'nt confirm the signal ouy of the diff so i took the old sensor and i could make it switch by puting a piece of metal between the sensor so i took the new sensor out and tested the new sensor i put in was open all the time so i p...
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1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L no spark/no inj. pulse VIN: SAJKY1548K
Many many thanks to those who again took of their valuable time to offer help.As I stated in my original posting, I was kinda flyin blind. I had actually taken the ignition module off and tried to match it to a GM but that didnt fly and at about 600 bucks wasn...
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1988 Land Rover Range Rover 40th Anniversary Edition 3.5L Forward gears VIN: SALHV114XJ
Thanks for all your help and suggestions. The overall impression was that the forward clutch was fried, and it was. Never having worked on a ZF, I didn't want to tackle it, but luck came my way with a tranny with only 28K on it in a wrecked car. We did the swi...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F2W
well at this point i think the car is fixed. i reset the light the day i sent out this help request and it has not yet come back on. i think perhaps my scanner didn't reset the computer the first time?? i don't know. thanks Dan. Trouble codes: P0133 (O2 sensor 1 bank 1 slow response), P0136 (O2 sensor 2 bank 1 circuit malfunction).
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WPOAA0948D
Thank you to all that have replied. After thourough testing of the DME relay and speed and reference sensors and replacing the ecm and double checking all the powers and ground this engine now runs. Originally found that the speed sensor had no sine wave and t...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB81H5W
As always, Thanks Everyone for the Replies VERY Helpful. The Ignition Switch Was The culprit. Alex and Vlad from Ontario, and Glenn from California right on the money with the START circuit part of the switch. If you look at a wire Diagram there is a Black w... Trouble codes: 16824, 00750 (Warning lamp Inop).
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L speedometer VIN: 3VWSA29M5X
thanks for the help. this car did not come back yet. i believe it will be back in a few weeks. i thought this car would get a speed signal from the abs computer but after reading the replies i realize if i had looked at the service info i would have found the ...
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