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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBG84D1V
Vehicle arrived at our facilty with MIL illuminated and running poorly. Retrieved codes and found a random misfire P0300) and indidual misfire codes for three cylinders (two on left bank and one on right bank). Replaced spark plugs with no change. Inspected bo... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 03XX
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WAUCB28D6X
hello all tech, I need help on the above codes.I tried to diagnose it using mitchell on demand,it said to check the voltages accross 3and7,4and7 on TVCM connector, it check out ok.The next step required VAG-box test which i dont have.The low voltages supply po... Trouble codes: 17953 (throttle valve regulation malfunction), 17967 (Idle Speed Control throttle position Adaptation Malfunction), 18010 (volt supply terminal 30 too low)
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1995 BMW 318ti 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WBACG5328S
Car comes in cutting out under a load. I scoped the engine and found plugs and wires breaking down. Replaced plugs and wires. I drive the car and eveything is ok. Customer drives car for two weeks and calls me and says something is going on again all of a sudd...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Lighting VIN: WBADT43482
Occasionally the owner of this BMW receives a phone call from her neighbor across the street saying her lights were left on. She goes out, key in hand, the light switch is off, starts the car and turns it off and the lights go off. I have not witnessed this an...
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
We have been dealing with this code for a while, they are code p0172 and p0175, both banks rich. We had replaced fuel rail due to contamination and fuel pressure high, so we repaired with new rail and regulator, now pressure is 45, which is ok. We had replaced... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L control head VIN: SALTW16473
ac control panel reads in celcius instead of farenhiet after disconnecting battery to repair valve cover leaks-cannot find how to change it back in owners manual or MOD-if someone could "take me to school" I would be very grateful!!! Deke
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Power steering VIN: WDBJF65H8X
I'm not very familiar with the steering system on mercedes so any help will be appreciated. This vehicle has no power steering assist at idle but as rpm rases steering becomes easier. There is an electronic valve 2 wires on rack for what looks to be a pressure...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L steering lock VIN: YS3FB49523
My customer called me and asked if I had ever heard of this problem. She was driving car when she needed to go around a right hand curve when her steering locked up. Consequently she went thru a couple of snow banks, a business sign and ended up crashing into ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSA81H5V
Hello and good evening. This car is a hand-me-down from another shop in the neighborhood. Basically the problem is the car will not start. The previous shop installed a used motor. They could not get it started and were told they needed to bring it to a dealer...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21C4X
This Beetle starts and idles fine but stumbles when the throttle is pushed. It revs smooth if you push the throttle slowly. At full throttle no load the engine leans out chokes then starts to surge. Classic MAF problem but the new MAF nor a known good one off ... Trouble codes: P1128, P0300, P0301, P0302, P0134
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB21C61
welcome to my nightmare! first saw car at 80800 miles, at that time it had 6 different codes. everything from multiple missfire codes, coolant temp and lean exhaust. had to install new battery and coolant temp sender. did replace spark plugs, ign. wires instal... Trouble codes: P0103
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWVD63B52
MIL is on, PRNDL lights up, Air Bag light is on, ABS light is on, but car runs and drives just fine. Problem happened to customer twice in 3 months. All affected nodes are on the same data bus wires, Orange/brown and Orange/black twisted pair from data bus int... Trouble codes: 1624 (MIL request), 1626 (Data bus missing message from trans), 1636 (Implausible message air bag to PCM), 1649 (Data bus message missing from ABS), 1650 (Data bus message missing from Inst Panel)
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M44
Car was towed in with complaint of no throttle response. Initially it was crank no start. I noticed there was no MIL. Left the key on and went to get the laptop. When I returned the MIL was on and the ECM did communicate with many stored faults including P0688... Trouble codes: P1548 (boost presure regulator N75 open circuit), P1531 (Cam timing adjustment open circuit), P1287 (Boost pressure control valve N249 open circuit), P0012 (camshaft A advance setpoint not reached), P0688 (ECM power relay load circuit open circuit), P1624 (TCM MIL request)
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LS5712R
Hello to all the Volvo Service people. Thank you for your help in the iATN circle. ***. This Volvo is now in the hands of a new owner not 2 weeks after being sold at auction. No service records or history available. The complaint is that the engine starts a...
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1995 Volvo 850 T-5R 2.3L timing belt VIN: YV1LS5716S
Hey guys, I got this volvo for timing belt work .The problem is ,that there is no marks on the cams.The repair info (mitchell) says there are marks on the teets on the cams ,but I dont have them.The only marks I see on the spokets are either " M " or " W " .An...
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LS56D9Y
hey all I am lookig for mode 6 TID's for this volvo. I would like to look at the missfire monitors any idea where to find them.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDC68DX1
Hello Techs, This Audi had good oil pressure with turbo pressure line being used for pressure guage reading .This is not a conclusive test because turbo uses oil volume also.i dropped oil pan and found a dirty screen.Replaced screen and cam chain tensioner whi...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L trans VIN: B45EW3E5BG
I downloaded the ATSG manual...So and tranny will be done tomorrow...Thanks for the help guys
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L mil VIN: 1B22A55L33
I would like to thank all who responded. Thank you Gerald for faxing me the information. It was a big help. The next time, I won't listen to the client. He had me believing I had to go through the information center.
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2001 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Starts and Dies VIN: SAJDA15B51
Thanks for the help gentlemen. I normaly read the discription of opperation in alldata when I am not sure of how a system works however alldata didn't offer it for this car. Thanks to Stanly from Florida and Jerry from Arizona I now know how the fuel pump syst... Trouble codes: P1230 (Fuel Pump Relay Malfuntion).
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L alternator VIN: WDBEA90DXJ
I appreciate all the help everyone gave me on this one... Unfortunately the car has not returned tour facility but I'm sure everyone was right on with their diagnosis. Thanks again!
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Oil Pressure VIN: WBWRC33472
Thanks for everyones help, this is truely a great group of people. This one is still a bit of a mystery, we finally got a 'factory' oil filter, opened up the canister and cleaned it out, real good ( didn't ever see anything unusual ) Checked the little valves ...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L fuel fill VIN: WPOAB29972
I wanted to make sure the car was fixed before I posted the fix. I replaced the #c5 fuse and a pressure valve on the filler neck this seemed to fix the problem Thanks to everyone who took the time to reply Trouble codes: 0442 (micro leak in fuel system).
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF78N4V
hello all i have received 9 replies in all and all very apreciated it give me a chance to learn more about this car. i have spent few hours on that one, check main relay output signal was good and also fuel pump relay that one too was fine,after check at t...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 2.1L Electronic VIN: WV2ZB0251H
thanks to all who replied it was a bad connection at the ing switch an after market alatm sys with butt conectors hence the name thank again. iatn rocks the best $20 i spend robert a [...]
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M71
Ok guys, this ones all good now. Went ahead and ordered a MAF sensor since everybody who replied said that was what was wrong. Before I replaced it, I monitored the grams per second on a Genysis scan tool. At WOT just before a shift I was reading approx. 68gps... Trouble codes: P1152 (Bank 1 Adaptation range 2 below lean limit), P1142 (Load registration limit exceeded), P1570 (Engine ECU blocked).
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