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1995 Audi A6 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WAUGA84A1S
we dont have much info on this car and we need to change out the lock cylinder, looks like the column needs to come out to replace, would like to know how to replace, any info would be great. thanks in advance.
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
Hello all This engine was replaced new belt did not come on engine. We have the cam and crank tools along with socket to set belt alighnent. Engine runs well but is setting these codes. Cam sensors pass tests, power and ground to sensor plugs, switched sensor ... Trouble codes: P1536, P1060, P1479
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG7329V
pre cat o2 replaced codes cleared p1174 returned after 20miles. using obd 2 generic snap on scanner are ther any common problems or where do i begin Trouble codes: P1174
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Brake light warning VIN: WBACD4322W
HI Guys! I admit, I don't know much about BMWs but I was asked to look at a problem concerning the warning display. The console display constantly shows the following message, "Brake light Circuit, see Owners Manual" I have called the dealer and they suggest...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L 4-5 VIN: WBAAM5335X
Fellow Techs, I have a 1999 BMW 328i automatic GM 5 speed with the single oil pan. Customers complaint is that the transmission light would come on and go into fail safe mode, after restart all is well. We checked for fault codes with Autologic and came up wit...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L steering wheel VIN: WBADT43431
Car new to customer,customer new to us. Came in for insp. needed tires,he choose to get tires elsewhere, had a vibration in steering wheel.Car has aftermarket wheels and we rebalance the tires(not our tires), road test, feels good. The customer comes back and ...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Loss of coolant VIN: WBAGG83451
This car has been in and out of our shop for a while now. This is the first time I have had the chance to look at it. Customer is complaining of a loss of coolant of about 1/2 to 3/4 of a gallon every couple of weeks. No visual signs of coolant residue around ...
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1977 Fiat 124 Spider 1.8L Thermostatic switch VIN: 124CS10121
Thanks in advance for your help. I have a fiat spider, It has no power to the points. This signal is received from the Ignition mode relay. There is no signal to the relay trigger from the Thermostatic switch. I've been on top and bottom of this and I cannot f...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA23C7Y
This XJ8 will not start. Fuel pressure, ignition and compression have been checked. We looked under the cam covers, and the timing chains are OK. The compression is a little strange, two cylinders are over 100psi, and the rest are between 30psi and 60 psi. We ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L auto trans VIN: SAJEA51D22
car came in with erratic shifting and jumping to high rpm on hwy. seemed to be going into neutral. also no reverse. this had come and gone for one year. it got worse and i flushed the trans with jaguar fluid. car continued to have condition. tsb led me to a re...
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1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: 9119310274
Hi Team This car broke down out side our workshop and will not start. It has lost spark. It has a CDS ignition system and we are having trouble finding test info. We do not have any current supply it the coil when ignition is on and i suspect the CDS unit to ...
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1994 Porsche 911 RS America 3.6L grounding VIN: WPOAB2965R
help porsche techs!! we had the engine out for minor sealing issues and a power steering leak repair. vehicle had to sit for an extended amount of time waiting for parts.after we have reinstalled the engine we came accross a large diameter black ground strap a...
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1994 Porsche 928 GTS 5.4L clutch master cylinder VIN: WPOAA2923R
hello porsche techs, i have a 1994 928 gts. the vehicle came in with an empty brake fluid reservoir. i found that the hose from the res. to the clutch master cylinder had a split in it. almost impossible to replace. had to remove the clutch master cylinder wh...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Safety VIN: WPOAA2992X
This car had an air bag light on. I pulled codes with porsche tester. Codes were 45 and 46 for the driver seat buckle. I replaced female part of seat buckle on both sides and reset codes. A week later code 46 came back. I tested driver seat buckle according to...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP51J13
hi i have a 1996 jetta w/p0125 (16502)code some one installed new ect sensor new temp sensor and thermostat and the code comes back on chk.w/sacantool found that the STFT is ok but the LFT is not moving from -2.3 i cleaned the MAF sensore still have the code i...
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1997 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWMB81H6V
I replaced air pump as it was full of water. Installed new one--still getting water. Air box is good, I suspect the valve in the air box...any other ideas? Trouble codes: P0411
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L abs VIN: WVWMA23B6Y
hi and thanks for checking this one out. we have an air bag light on and abs light on. brake light is also flashing. we are using a snap on scanner with volkswagon software. we cannot get communication with abs module. intermittantly we get a code in air bag s...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M6Y
Hey guys I this VW with a short in the comfort sys. control module plus misfire codes. I dont think the two are related.I believe to replace this module it will be have to be done by dealer so they can reprogram it. I dont have vin specific software for VW'S j... Trouble codes: P300, P0303, P0306
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L ABS Module
Hi I need some help from some Volkswagon techs. My roomate has a 00 Passat that has a abs light. The light was diagnosed by VW as a abs module. He does not have the money to fix it (about 900 parts and labor). He asked that I clear the code so he can trade it ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1st VIN: 3VWSP29M13
When you put the car in drive it does not engage untill you give it a little gas about 1200 RPM. Then you can take off just like there is nothing wrong. Shifts perfect through all the gears. When you come back to a stop if you sit there for more than 10 second...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AA884XM
This one came in on the hook as a no start,(New Customer) Found no spark, check for primary signal at ignition coil we had no input so we tested the Power stage (ignition Module) and even replaced it with new still no start. Tested Impulse Sensor (crank sensor... Trouble codes: 224 (Coolant Temp)
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUC28N6Y
After several replies about changing the air mass meter I got the ok and replace it. Called customer the other day to check if light came back. He reported all is well and he has put over 500 miles the unit Thanks for all the help Trouble codes: 1602 (1128 -), 1128.
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1996 BMW 328is 2.8L Charging VIN: WBABG1321T
thanks to all who replied,the fix was indeed a good alternator,after replacing with a bmw alt,all is well. once again thanks
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Heater Control VIN: WBAGJ8326T
I would like to thank everyone for replying to my post. The information was very useful. The control head was bad. Replaced with updated control head--reprogramed at BMW. All is well. Thank you once again!!!
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
First of all I want to thank all of these replies. The first thing I started to look for is power to transmission ecm, the first time I checked there was battery voltage so I figured that voltage wasnt the problem so from there I went to check grounds and foun...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L electric windows VIN: WDBHA29G6X
Thanks to all that responded! Guess I'm the only tech on the face of the planet that didn't know about reprogramming power windows on a late model Benz. We have come so far with technology. Special thanks to those techs that didn't make me feel like an idi...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, LOW POWER VIN: WDBKKU9FX1
Good morning guys. the car is fixed. We had suggestions for mass airflow sensors(we stock 3 for this model, very common), but we had no lean codes, and adaptations were good. Also had suggestions for accel pedal. We found the accel pedal assembly to be defecti...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M2Y
Most said that you could disconnect the battery and you would not have to have the PCM reprogramed, also, cleaning the throttle area along with the battery disconnect should fix the problem. My boss diden't want to do anything more with this car so sorry to sa... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation at Limit).
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2MB47001
Thank you all Rowan from West Virgina got it the brake booster has a small hole in it so the power brakes still work well, but I have a constant v leak causing the fuel trims to go crazy and leaving injector pulse width hot at idle at 3.5. I disconnect the boo... Trouble codes: P0171.
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