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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D91
This vehicle originally came in with a P1128 code and fuel trims out of spec 25%. This to me was a classic case of a MAF sensor bad. I changed the MAF sensor with dealer unit and by request of the customer the upstream 02 sensor. I really don't think it needed... Trouble codes: P0135 (02 heater circuit), P1103 (02performance), 16519 (17511-), 17511 (testing and results)
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1997 BMW 750iL 5.4L Differential VIN: WBAGK232XV
Vehicle came in with loud "click-click-click" only on acceleration. No complaints of whining noise or any noise on deceleration. Diff. fluid is full and looks clean. Vehicle running at idle, in gear off the ground, we hear noise that seems to be coming from re...
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2002 BMW 330i 3.0L a/c VIN: WBAEV53422
Hello and thanks in advance. I need some info pertaining to fuse # 28 on the fuse board. The alldata I have does show schematics.It is blowing the fuse right away.I unplugged the compressor clutch and the circuit is still shorted.Not sure what all is on this c...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L datc VIN: SAJDA01C4Y
I've got a weird one here. No heat condition unless vehicle idles for approx 1 hr. Temp at vents @ 95-105 degrees. If you drive vehicle temp at vent cools to 85 degrees. All hoses are hot and blend door seem to be operating properly. No codes in system. Thanks...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1130441201
Hello you Mercedes tech's, This one an old one but real clean but not so clean out the tail pipe. It's running way too rich at idle and at times will fowl out a plug or two, it's at 10 percent and we do not have much info. Does anyone know if this pump can be ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA51E7N
Car came in from another shop runs fine & starts fine, drives fine when its cold, till it really get hot or warmed up starts to bogs down & hesitate & dies out, & smell running rich. new ezl ,new plugs,wires,cap,rotor,ignition coil,new fuel pumps & fuel filter...
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1978 Other European Silver shado 412CID Upper blend door
VIN [...]: Vehicle has no facia airflow most times regardless of temp.selected. Occasionally, for no apparent reason, the system will operate normally for a short period of time. When selector is in auto position, airflow is through defrost and foot outlets...
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1999 Volvo C70 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1NK53DX5
Calling all Volvo Techs. I am an Asian Tech. This vehicle has no codes. The idle hunts a times on start up when cold.(Not servere but you feel it) The customers main concern is the bad hesitation. When driving under acceleration, the vehicle bucks bad. I does ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8323W
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to use my vacu-fill coolant machine. It must have had a stubborn air pocket. After bringing the system to a vacuum and then re-filling it workrd fine.I have never ran into this problem before, and we do a lot of BMW coola...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L 4-5 VIN: WBAAM5335X
We replaced the GM transmission with a factory rebuild, we came to this decision because code [ 95 CAN Wheel Speed ] was in the system the first time we pulled the codes after reset the CAN Wheel Speed code never came back. Code [ PO 735 Gear Monitoring ] woul...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start VIN: WBAGH83471
This was a tough one. We double checked and triple checked everything. It was just luck we took off the connectors at the computer to run some pin tests and found one of the connectors full of greenish damp moisture. No sign of anything on the outside and the ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Intake VIN: WDBEA34E1S
There was a crack in the water passage in the intake manifold. The machine shop said it did not leak when pressurized, but did weld it. The white smoke was gone upon subsequent reassembly! My guess is that the crack opened up with engine heat before it was wel...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E240 2.4L No Start VIN: WDB2100612
WELL ITS BEEN 2 WEEKS AND NO PROBLEMS,NEARLY EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED POINTED TO THE CRANK ANGLE SENSOR & SOME EVEN GAVE TESTS THAT COULD BE CARRIED OUT ON THE SENSOR TO SEE ANY TYPE OF VARIATION. THE BEST TEST WAS TO MEASURE THE RESISTANCE OF THE COMPONENT AS ... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor).
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD58H8Y
Happy to report that car is fixed. I replaced the thermostat for code P0125. Found the front oxygen sensor harness had been touching the exhaust manifold and had melted the wiring causing a short and blowing the O2 sensor fuse. Replaced the sensor and fuse. Al... Trouble codes: P1135 (p1141-), P1141 (p0125-), P0125.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L radiator VIN: WVWAA63B6X
I would like to thank the 7 people that responded so quickly. The most said it comes out the front after the bumper, headlights, condenser ect are removed to gain access. IATN is a great group of like minded people. Thanks again, Kenny
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 1st VIN: 3VWSP29M13
we decided to check the pressure as several had suggested. only the pressures were right on. so i thought it had to be the valve body. wrong !!! put new one on and same problem. we took trans apart and found inner piston cracked in k-1 clutch very bad it was o...
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