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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B7Y
excessive oil in intercoolers, both sides
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Unknown VIN: WBABD53484
Hi: this bmw has a minor vibration, more noticable at 42 MPH and at 82 MPH. It is my car and although under warranty I would like to help steer the dealer in the right direction. The vibration has a surge feel to it. It vibrates for 3-4 seconds goes away for 3...
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2002 Fiat UNO 1300CC No Start VIN: 9BD1582401
Hello good friends at iATN Is someone in BRAZIL to help me?? Just got this a Fiat Uno with check engine light intermittent and no start hot occasionally and my Launch scanner does not access it . There is not an OBDII connector inside but a tree lines connec...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: SALJY1243V
I just got the Rover in my shop and it didn't run I replaced the battery, plugs and wires and she fired right up, but when I put it in drive she bogs down and barely moves. I undid the cat and nothing has changed but started smelling of fuel. I cleaned the thr...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L lacks power VIN: WDBGA57EXN
Hey Mercedes techs out there, I've gotten into a mess here with this 12 cylinder. Don't see but an occasional one, but this one came in with no power. To start with I saw the throttle cable was adjusted up so the idle contact switch wouldn't ever close, correc...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Engine VIN: WDBRF40J93
First of all I would like to thank everyone that can help.I don't work on Mercedes's to much and I don't have a clue what happened to this car.Its my wifes car also and she just bought it.So this is what the car is doing,it started out having a unstable idle g...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
this is my wifes car. she complained about running bad cold with engine light flashing about three weeks ago. brought car in to shop scanned computer found multicylinder misfire. replaced plugs and wires. same problem. we have had some bad gas in this area. so...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WVWAC63B41
Came in with bogs & jerks on acceleration, ck engine lite on. Had no power to even move. Replaced MAF got power now but cruise it surges with steady pedal. Touched batt. cables together. ran ok then until drove it a while and it surges again. with emmission wo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0441, P0135
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L ignition key VIN: WBACD4326T
thank you for all of your replies in regards to r & r procedure on the ignition cyl. we ordered special tool # 32 3 110 from bmw which allowed us to r & r cyl. thank you again
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53473
To all of the great techs who replied to my 'cry' for help: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I am using the Matco Determinator scan tool with the new 2005 European software update ( the update did quite a bit to make this scan tool more useful,though still... Trouble codes: P0505 (Idle Air Control).
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start, WON'T CRANK VIN: SALPV1245V
There are three different scan tools to synchronize a rover and without them it cannot be done. What I mean is after the battery is disconnected for a long period of time the security system and the pcm lose their handshake. There is no other way to sync. the ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L limp mode after 3rd shift goes into limp VIN: WDBJF65F8W
thanks guys for the help. after working on the car for 3 days cross reference number on rear diff and realize the car had wrong diff in car. i looked in area because of mention of tire size and abs sensors. thank you mark [...] at total precison autoworks
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Oil Leak VIN: WVWPD63B5X
Upon closer inspection the problem turned out NOT to be the front crankshaft seal, but the horseshoe shaped cover that the seal sits in. Oil was leaking from the steel gasket between the cover and the block. Next time any of you see a leak from this area, don'...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 3VWCR31C14
thanks for all the help. It was the duel mass flywheel had a broken spring that had wore a hole in the flywheel.These cars don't have a torque converter is an odd set up for an auto.Replaced flywheel and all is good thanks again God Bliss
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L heating VIN: YV1RS58D11
thank you everybody for your responses. i appretiate all the help you offered. I took your advice and took out the in cabin temp. sensor and cleaned it. (you were dead on when saying it gets filled with lint) we replaced it and drove for a little while and e...
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