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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Cam Adjuster VIN: WAULT64B52
AUDI techs. I need your help on this 3.0l v-6! Bent valves in bank 1 (cyl 1-3) 1,500 Mi after new timing belt installation. (Yes, we have tha factory tools to lock the cams in place.) Found the bolts loose and backed out on the B1 exhaust cam gear/adjuster. Th...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Heated seats VIN: WBAAM333XX
I have recently bought this vehicle and am looking for the most economical way to repair/replace the heated seat grid. Ran through all the tests and the heat grid itself is bad. I can buy a used heated seat for half of what it would cost to buy just the heat g...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L warning lamps on VIN: WBAGH83471
intermittent warning bell comes on- 2 red lights on instrument cluster come on-then brake light , triangle warning light ,trac light and failsafe message displays. no obd codes set when problem occurs. vehicle computer apparently seeing loss of communication i...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L engine? VIN: SALTY124XX
Vibration felt through vehicle whether standing still in neutral or park or driving along, mostly felt between 1,000 to 2,000 rpm range,, once faster or up to hwy speed it pretty much dissapears. Engine running fine, no mil or codes. Crankshaft pulley/balancer...
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1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWRL21H9P
Vehicle gets poor mileage. Black soot forming on rear of vehicle. VAG-COM (Ross-Tech)software and interface report no lambda reading. Reading stays at 1.0 all the time. Replaced ECU with a used one and all was good for a year.All grounds are good,HO2s wiring i... Trouble codes: 00525 (No lambda reading)
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Radio VIN: VWZ5Z6P006
Hi Guys this is not a normal request as this is a US imported vehicle back into Ireland and the specs are different here. We normally use blaupunkt radios and i have no problems with the radio codes for them. Unfortunately no one can help me this side of the A...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWSC29M7Y
car has returned 3 times since cam belt was replaced - out of camshaft timing - 2 teeth the first time, 2 teeth the second time and 4 teeth this time - belt appears tight and in good condition - we replaced the tensioner and waterpump at the first belt job. I ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L shutters at stops VIN: WVWPD63BO1
coming to stop, engine shutters, rpms drop and almost dies then pick back up and runs fine, no codes, cleaned and adapted throttle body no change. also customer complaining of engine whine when accelerating, shifing wrong when accelerating and decelerating, ha...
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1998 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1LS5345W
This car came to us with a tapping/light knocking noise. It did not sound like the typical 850/70 tappet noise. It did have the same frequency as a tappet noise but it is a little deeper sound. We got approval to remove the upper cam cover and inspect. Once we...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5645W
Have a 1998 V70 Cross Country model here. It has a very intermittent issue where it will stumble at idle. Feels like a misfire but no misfire codes set. It happens very quickly and car is back to running how it should within about 2 seconds. customer states so...
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1999 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW56DXX
The car was at other shop with the complaint of the check engine light, they said that they found a bad Catalyc converter and they install a new Cat. covered under warranty. Then the light came on again and was this codes , the customer this time took the car ... Trouble codes: P140, P1132 (O2 sens. Heater....)
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2002 Volvo S60 T5 2.3L odometer light VIN: YV1RS58D42
This Volvo has a odometer light that is out you can see the led are on but no back light , before I start taking this thing apart I would like to know if these bulbs are serviceable? Thanks
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L door ajar light VIN: YV1V527544
Hello there Volvo gurus, I seem to have an unusual problem here. This 2003 Volvo S40 has a door ajar light on in the left side of the dash. The lock and alarm module has a code ID 64 with no description. The interesting thing here is when the Baum CS 2000 scan...
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1993 Audi V8 Quattro 4.2L timing belt VIN: WAUBV84C1N
after consulting the audi maunauls we found that the early 4.2l was diffrent in setting the belt tension. it was 139mm just like the a8 4.2l. after setting tension and replacing both cam sprocket bolts due to slightly bent condition we started engine and the n...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D2Y
Well if any body can explain this one I like to hear from you. As mentioned this car had 9 codes and broken converter pipe bank 1 (right side) we replaced this pipe along with the front o2 sensor. the Problem is we had a code p1118 instantly which is bank 2 le...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB11483
thanks for the replies, sorry it took a while to close the post, but i was waiting on range rover to replace the cats under warranty, finaly got them replaced and test car for ove 300 miles, all is good now. The cats where cloged and also falling apart inside,...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Twice module VIN: YS3EF4823X
Thanks to all who took the time to reply.The vehicle is now running with the installed used twice module.The programming should be done in the order that dustin described.Spare part programming in twice first then program immobilizer. the problem with this veh...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L chain adjuster VIN: WVWAC63B81
Thanks to all who replied. Since we had good oil pressure and the adjuster was new guessed with the help of a couple of the posts that we were loosing oil pressure at the tensioner due to an obstruction. As per Mark' suggestion we found the small screen on the...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M43
well we got a bunch of good responces, apparently Bosch have some problems with these parts. we again replaced with bosch part, all appears good at present. thanks again. Brian. Trouble codes: 16845 (mass airflow sensor).
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1LS5725T
As always, thanks to all who took the time to respond. It turns out this car was in an accident recently and the radiator was damaged. The coolant and antifreeze were mixing in the radiator. This sludged up the radiator and the engine was overheated and warped...
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