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1988 Audi 90 2.3L location VIN: WAUHC089XJ
Hi All, I can't find the location of the fuel system control unit. The Alldata pointed to a spot just over the glove box but all that is there is the cruise control unit. I found the ignition control unit behind the right kick panel. I have also looked behind ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L condensor fan VIN: WAUED54B21
One of my techs replaced an expensive condensor fan because it was noisey. Problem is the customer states that it is still noisey. I have listened to a couple A6 fans and they are all a little noisey. customer says he has owned vehicle for two years and never ...
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1982 Jaguar XJS 5.3L 1-2 shift VIN: SAJNV584XD
This Jag has the old gm 400 trans. Owner is complaining of a harsh 1-2 shift. Feels like it has a shift kit installed for 1-2 shift only. Check 1-2 accumulator springs and replaced modulator valve on a guess with no improvement. Any help would be greatly appre...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cd player VIN: SAJHX6043X
Hello All, Have this vehicle with a code for the cd player-E-01. No info on Rave or Mitchell.Owners manual says to see dealer. Please help. Thanks a million.
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L convertible top VIN: SAJJAY209Y
Jag Techs, Can anyone please give me instruction and labor time to replacement of hydraulic lines for c.top header?? This is the first time I have seen this in one of these cars. Thank you in advance, Steven [...]
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L cluth not getting power VIN: SAJDA01D0Y
The A/C will work fine for long periods of time , then intermittently lose power to Clutch. I have looked on Alldata for wiring diagrams. It only lists the climate control diagram, which doesnt include clutch control circuit! It does not have the voice control...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L cruise control VIN: WDBBA48D3J
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This cruise control does not work at all. Alldata gives little or no tests for this one. I see a few archive postings for amplifier problems. Any advice or hints on how to test this and likely causes would b...
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2002 Peugeot 307XSP 2.0L airco VIN: VF33CRFNB8
Airco is N/O. Compressor N/o,no power at compressor. System has pressure. But climat control display in car is N/O. I read out system and got 3 codes(74) :Distributor Motor Circuit mal functio/ Mixture Motor Circuit mal function/ and Outside air temp malfuncti...
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2000 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78K0Y
car skips violently for 30 seconds when cold customer (used car dealer) changed ign. cassette, & sparkplugs -no change we smoked the intake 3 times hot & cold, checked on scope tried MAF & cran sensor from known good car. checked compression ok , checked... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multiple cylinder misfire)
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWGA0164G
I've got this vw jetta in my shop that was towed in friday. Customer stated that vehicle would not start and that someone told her that it was an ignition control module. The car was pushed into the shop. Not only would the vehicle not start, it would'nt crank...
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1992 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWRRTT556
This vehicle will idle way too fast only after a hard acelleration.You can goose the primary throttle plate without activating the secondary throttle plate and it will idle as it should normally but as soon as you accelerate hard[full throttle]while driving or...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B91
this vehicle came to our shop from a used car lot. they sold it and the customer complained of a check engine light. so they replaced the 02 sensors and put a new maf sensor on it when that did not cure it it came to us. it will miss after it has set for 2 day... Trouble codes: P1136 (bank 1 mixture adaptation system to lean), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), P0303 (misfire cyl 3), P0304 (misfire cyl 4)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L ground VIN: WAUJA84A9V
Thanks again for the replies guys, but a few hours after posting, during reassembly, I found where that bracket and strap went. They attach to the drivedrs side head as an attachment point for the lower radiator hose tube connection and the strap goes from the...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L no spark, no fuel pressure VIN: WBAGF6325S
Crank position sensor was the problem, tested good on scope but that means nothing a new one fixed the car
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA28E1S
Hey everyone, thanks for the help on this one. I overshot my diagnosis and it should have been a lot more simple. The injection pump was kicking on but not producing hardly any flow. We replace the pump 2 days ago and test drove it numerous times and all is we... Trouble codes: P0411.
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L r/r speaker VIN: WDBGA43G8V
Hello everyone, this one is finally fixed. Must of you said the amp, I said the samething. I had a chance to try the amp from another car, and it was the same. I decided to pull the radio and while it was making the noise, I slapped the radio couple of times a...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L engine/trans VIN: WDBJF0WA65
Thanks guys for the heads up on the hydraulic motor mounts. 1 of the fronts had collapsed. We changed all 3 and no more bad vibes.
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CB29884
received most replies stating replace 02 sensors we replaced both 02 sensors & shipped the car even though the 02 sensors tested ok we had tried a new MAF & it did not make any difference the car has been gone for three weeks & we have not heard from custome... Trouble codes: P1275 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0133 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P0153 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC), P1276 (aging of 02 sensor ahead of TWC).
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L load signal VIN: 3VWTD81H6W
These 01M transmissions are really terrible - Lots of replies echoed my sentiments in this area. Basicly each gear has a hydraulic portion and electrical portion of engagement - the tcm basicly bleeds off control pressures through various solenoids in the valv...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Radio VIN: 3VWDC21V4Y
The fix is it will go to the dealership(it also has mismatched locks, door and ignition). Some car makers will furnish the aftermarket with a way to deal with this, but I understand not doing it also. Thanks for the time to read and reply.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M91
THANK'S to all that replied, This was my fault for not chking #'s on parts and assuming the dealer sold me the correct parts. The MAF WAS THE WRONG part #. G was the last letter not an A. Also the wrong O2 sensor . I would have posted a fix sooner, but there... Trouble codes: 17550 (p1142 LOAD CALCULATION cross check lowerlimit exceeded), 17574 (p1166 Long term fueltrim additiveair [...] too rich).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Wind or road noise VIN: 3VWCK21C83
Sorry so long to post the summary. One tech suggested the road noise is normal, I disagree, because prior to this car we had an 01 Beetle, it had no noise. Another tech suggested checking for missing floor pan plugs. I found 3 near the fuel filter, all were th...
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L control arms/ ball joints VIN: YV1VW2552Y
thanx to all those who tried to help. Customer declined repair on front strut tower bearings and went to dealer who found RH motor mount bolt was loose. I feel like such a bonehead for not finding that with the chassis ear i was using. anyway IATN rules, thanx...
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