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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L water pump VIN: WAUBG84D9V
Hello all, I am doing a full timing belt and pulley service on this model. I encouraged the owner to spring for the very expensive waterpump due to its location and mileage. The new one I got right from audi dealer and it is hard to turn the pulley I seemed ...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride hight VIN: WAUYP54B61
The front of this vehicle is very low lower than the lowest setting on the hight control. the rear suspension remains up. When the problem occurs the light on the dash indicating an error for the suspension lights up. By playing with the button for 20 minuts o...
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1993 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L electric master VIN: SAJHW174XP
vehicle has no power brakes,no abs.pulled codes from abs computer and retrieved codes:34,44,61,78.alldata shows code 61 as warning switch input cannot be processed.alldata gives no test or flow chart to diagnose.does anybody have the flow chart/repair info for...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1P3XA26K4L
Hello everyone. This vehicle will start and run ok for about 5 minutes. After the 5 or so minutes it will start running poorly(acts lean) then die. It is possible to keep vehicle running by spraying carb cleaner in the intake. I just replaced the fuel pump bec...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Temperature control VIN: WDBHA29G7X
Hello Men, this one has a very loud high pitch noise comming from behind the dash passenger side. My guess is a vacuum noise because when you turn on the temperature control the noise stops. Also selecting reverse to back-up will begin the noise. I pulled the ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L bas VIN: WDBRF61J51
Well I/m a Porsche Audi guy. Messing with the wrong car. Anyway, have an Audi Porsche repair shop and do other lite repair on other Europeans. This mercedes came a while back with engine lean code and P0170 air flow metter fixed that one. She came back few mon...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBUF82J35
Hi to all, My sister has this Mercedes that has a very noisey engine. Has a rapping noise that appears to be from the left side of the engine, possibly from the cam cover area.The dealer keeps telling her the engine sounds normal, but the noise is very loud. I...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
The codes P1582 & 1476 are fortunatley not too common for us. Mitchell info assumes we all have "known good parts" waiting around to compare these problem parts with! My info very limited for these codes but I have replaced the TVCM as recommended by a local V... Trouble codes: 1582 (throttle valve control), 1476 (Leak detection pump insufficient vacuum)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
i have thi jetta that has a constant P0300, P301, and P0303. we have replaced plugs, wires (twice), coil and module unit, checked injectors (both coil test and flow test) and it still is misfiring. hit the throttle and there is no power or accel. bogs way down...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH23B5Y
Hi Guys, And thanks in advance to all that respond. I have been having fun with this VW for a while now. He needs to pass state emissions and that isn't going to happen with the car running as it is. Car came in with P0139, O2 B1S2. replaced the sensor, but en... Trouble codes: P0139 (Bank 1 sensor 2 slow response), P1105 (Bank 1 sensor 2 short to B)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Dear friends, my MAIN question tonight is about disconnecting the battery, weather you have to perform some factory scan tool relearning or what . But first some past history on this vehicle. It came in the first time with the CEL light on and I'm sorry but I ... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation at Limit)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2VWSB69M81
We are looking for some insight on the possible causes before dropping the fuel tank, smoke testing, etc., on this Jetta. It has an intermittent code 16839 (Large EVAP Leak) combined with occassional stalling after filling the fuel tank. (EVAP Canister overloa... Trouble codes: 16839 (Large EVAP System Leak)
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: YV1LW5570W
Car came in and cust states hard start and has been for 6 months, temp guage erratic and fans run as soon as key on, and ck engine light on. It went to another shop and they did what I would have they replaced ECT... didnt help. when I got the car the switch s... Trouble codes: 123 (ect)
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Rad Fan VIN: YV1VS29542
This vehicle came in with the cooling fan running. The rad fan (larger fan to left) runs continually with ignition off or key removed. (The smaller fan (condenser) is not affected.) The fan shuts off once ign. is on or vehicle running. The #1 rad fan relay see...
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1988 Audi 5000 CS 2.2L Don't know VIN: WAUHE0444J
Sorry guys for taking a long time to close this help request , but I have to prioritize other customers. The owner of this Audi didn't mind waiting, so finally fixed it. The problem was that Alldata doesn't have much information about these drive trains. Someh...
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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Hard rshift into gea VIN: WAUBG34D5W
This vehicle is not fixed yet. The customer has authorized a new trans control module if we need it. We'll see. Thanks for the help to all that replied. Paul
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1988 Jaguar Vanden Plas 3.6L forward application VIN: SAJKV1540J
Thank you all for responding Peter from New Zealand nailed the problem. removed unit and sure enough ths A clutch pack was gone. just about steel on steel replaced the teflon seals ont the input shaft and clutches in the A drum cleaned everything up re assembl...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRC33452
Thanks to tony, and jimmy for offering helpful suggestions , double thanks to Eric [...] for the correct answer , the mystery connectors mate is the Alternator . The alternator end was plugged in but there is a short pigtail , end of which was hiding .Rookie...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L instruments VIN: WVWPD63B1X
Thanks to all who helped. Robert from Oregon was right, you don't need to login to code the instrument cluster. As it turned out the part # of the used unit was different which I guess is why it wouldn't let us code it. We could read data from it and activate ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP69M83
Thanks for all the replies it was the brake light switch and the brake lights never were part of the problem... I guess I know what the other two contacts in the b. light switch are for thanks again for everyones help on this one. TOM
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LTDX259
The angle drive was the culprit. Replaced it with a reman unit from Volvo and all is well. The gears in the old one were chewed up and there are no parts available to rebuild. Factory unit was about 1450.00, so a fairly exspensive repair. Thanks to all who rep...
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2004 Volvo V40 LSE 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW27574
Well, I've run out of time. The customer hasn't returned. Turns out a Tech that was on holidays at the time of posting had already changed the purge valve (most replies stated that the purge valves in these cars are known for sticking). Will keep you posted if... Trouble codes: 68 (Evaporative emmisions leak-no leak qualifiersize of leak unknown).
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