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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Ride height control VIN: WAUYP64B31
This vehicle suspension works fine, except that after the car sits without being driven for 2 days the right rear corner is sagged about two inches. On start-up the vehicle comes back to level. We have used soapy water to check for air leaks and have not found...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L 3-4 shift VIN: WBADD632XW
thanks in advance. this car was just at a trans shop and they rebuilt the trans do to a no shifting problem. they rebuilt trans and still had same problem so they gave the car to me to look at. here is the funny part. i cleared all the codes in the engine and ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L starter VIN: WDCYR49E52
The customer states "while driving the battery lite came on and the next day the light was still on and then the car died - now it won't start" - we had briefly checked the battery and it was dead - we had called about an alternator and learned that there was ...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA299OT
This one is getting the best of me. It came in with mil light on. It had seven faults ( 62, 55, 53, 52, 51, 8 ) cylinder misfire emissions- relevant. I found that engine harness was detoriating and the dealer replaced it under warranty, the sparkplugs look ok ...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EF48EXX
To all, Turns over, no start. No pulse to ignition cassette. Intermittant pulse to injectors (may be normal due to no start). Replaced DI cassette and crank sensor- no change. Pin tested ECM no pulse there. Relpaced ECM- no change. Cut away insulation to wir...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Heater core VIN: WVWMD23B9Y
Hey everyone, got a VAG problem that is eating hair and nerves. After maintenance we have no customer heat. Engine never overheats. We have since located another bleed port towards the back of the engine and it gushes coolant. So no air pockets that we know o...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L brake warning light VIN: 2VWSP69M92
the car came in with yellow attention light on and red brake warinig light. i found all four sets of pads to be very thin so i replaced them. that made the attention light go out but the red brake warning light remains lite. I unpluged the cluster and pluged i...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Torque converter clutch
Hello everyone : Mr. Swint was referred by one of my good customers so is the first time I see this car in the shop with a transmission MIL on.MOdis pulled code P0740 : Torque converter clutch circuit open .My Modis has a brand new European software but it doe...
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1994 BMW 325is 2.5L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABF4327R
Sorry it took so long to close this post,but i didnt figure it out untill today.After replacing all of the coils due to burn marks on them,it still had same problem.So i finally decided to open up the DME controlmodule.The top looked perfect,but the bottom was... Trouble codes: 15 (Primary ignition circuit).
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L air bag VIN: 4USCH7322T
Thanks to all who responded. Most recommended the seat belt buckle end. This was the correct repair ... problem fixed.
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK7331W
Hello fellow tech, sorry for the delay in posting, I was uncertain if I had a positive fix repair so I waited a couple of weeks. Here is the basics of the responses and what we did. * Norman from Great Britain suggested to clean the throttle body and sligh... Trouble codes: P0505 (IAC control).
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, Will not idle VIN: WBABK8337X
Thanks to all that replied. The IAC valve was the culprit here. I guess what threw me off were the codes. Just a tap with a screw driver as Dan [...] mentioned and the idle came right up. I would like to thank all that replied again! Happy Holidays! Trouble codes: 65 (Cam Sensor signal A circuit Bank 1 or single sensor), 08 (Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance).
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6347Y
thanks to all those that replied . the cam timing was off the previous shop assembled the cams incorrectly we repositioned the cams and the code dissapeared for good thanks again Trouble codes: P1520, 104 (outlet cam sensor).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53571
We rechecked and found more codes once customer finally brought back in.Codes had to do with O2 sensor control deviation banks 1 & 2. We believe crankcase breather fixed this one. Trouble codes: 225 (p1192-Post Catalyst fuel trim system Bank 1).
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23GWA
Thank you all who replied, this vehicle is fixed...at least the fuel trim problem. After installing the naw MAF the fuel trims went back into normal values (+ or - 5)Also the vehicle performs very well now. I still have the problem with the horn honking when y... Trouble codes: P0170.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82H3X
Excellent replies - thank you. Most replies focused on faulty converters. Particularly helpful was Gerald in California who provided some raw numbers related to MAF testing. Other emails suggested plugs, wires, crank sensor. What has fixed this vehicle is an E... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel trim limit bank 1), P0173 (Fuel trim limit bank 2), P0301 (Misfire cyl 1), P0302 (Misfire cyl 2), P0303 (Misfire cyl 3), P0300 (Random misfire).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L heater VIN: WDBUF65J63
Thanks to iatn and the members for their help.The problem was the heater control valve located under wiper assembly in wiper cowl area. Coolant had seeped into the electric motor that opens and closes valve. My mitchell on demand did not show this motor.The re...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L abs module VIN: YS3DD55B5W
Everybody said that the ABS controller was bad, just what the trouble tree said. I carefully removed the controller from the valve body (piece of cake, 6 screws) and shipped it off to BBA-reman (seems a good company) who tested it and sent it back saying that ...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBC21V11
I'm sending the customer to the dealer to have the cat replaced. She did not want to pursue the 411 code at this time. Thanks for all the replies.
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 9BWGP21J72
thanks to all replies very informative and helpful it was the injection pump fault,, but 3 days later the instrument cluster ,,, then 6 days later the alternator failed,,, talk about everything at the same time now running and starting great,,, pat Trouble codes: P0671 (shift solenoie e performance glow plugs), P (testing and results).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L coolant VIN: WVWPD63B02
Thanks for all of the help on this Volkswagon. It turns out that the turbocharger has failed and coolant is leaking from the turbo internally.
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8315S
First of all, thanks for all the replies! This is a wonderful tool for those hard to fix problems. When first checking the O2, it was fluctuating properly, and we took it to be OK. A later investigation indicated that the O2 would go flat, intermittantly, an... Trouble codes: 232 (Rich or lean idle).
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Electric door locks VIN: YV1TS97D4X
Thanks to everyone for their input. We do not have any Volvo specific diagnostic equiptment. We have sent the vehicle to our local Volvo dealership. I will report what they come up with. John
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L door ajar light VIN: YV1V527544
First I would like to thank all who responded especially Justin from North Carolina who nailed it. The 10 amp fuse in the fuse box on the left side of the engine compartment controlling the interior lights had broken open not burned probably when the hood was ...
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