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1998 Audi A4 2.8L power steering VIN: WAUED68D3W
Hi fellows Got an Audi here that seems to be having trouble keeping its fluid in. The customer complains that has been losing power assist from time to time and that her husband had been adding fluid. I checked the fluid and it was low but not empty. the o...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L power windows not working VIN: WAULC68E32
power window inop not working. Door locks and sunroof both working ok. Lights on the door swiches light execpt/ for drivers door. All four drive swiches/ buttons are dark on drivers door. doors lock and unlock with the wireless remote. any suggestion would be ...
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Parking Assist VIN: WAUML54B12
Vehicle came in with parking assist toning out for 5 seconds. Looked in alldata, and mitchell no diagnostics available. Tried scanning with vag. No response on word 76 parking assist channel. We replaced module. The same thing is happening now. No change. Ther...
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1995 BMW 318is 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBABE62030
New customer, recently purchased this car. Complaint is intermittent rough idle and higher than expected fuel consumpsion. ECU sets code 207 but I have no information regarding this code. Any advice regarding code 207 would be appreciated. Trouble codes: 207 (I have no info re this code)
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hello all This 740 has eaten my breakfast, lunch and diner. 80% of the time it runs great. Around town it runs fine. On moderate acceleration it runs fine. On hard acceleration (getting on the freeway) it will intermittently cut out violently and sometimes wi... Trouble codes: 73(11, 67(10, 83(13, 84(13, 78(12
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L windows VIN: WP0CA2989V
the power windows operate correctly when the top is open. when the roof is up the drivers glass will stop 3" from the top. the passenger glass does not move at all. I have tried holding the switches for a while against the upper and lower stops but it does not...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N8X
Scan data appears normal as compared to another 99 9-3 that runs ok. I'm leaning tword an ignition module. My experience with these cars indicates when the module acts up, they just quit. We do know until it goes "closed-loop" the engine won't idle well. The ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF58Z2Y
car came in on the hook. had to double foot to keep car running. when you erase codes car will stall at stops then set p1260, need info @ help with resetting throttle. looks impossible w/out removing t/body Trouble codes: P1260 (throttle return springforce too low)
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L rear wiper VIN: WVWNA63B4X
Vehicle arrived with rear wiper motor on with key.Motor only turns off with key.I have unplugged the wiper switch,wiper relay and fuse# 27with key on and all of these unplugged the rear wiper motor still operates. Power and ground present at rear wiper motor c...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWCZ21C0X
Can't get this Beetle to start,I have just bought the VAGCOM setup for VW's and this is my first time using it.. Anyway, I have a tank vent problem & MAF problem... I wonder if there is a way to temporarily trick the computer to bypass the MAF in order to get ... Trouble codes: P1425 (tank vent valve), P1472 (short to ground), P0102 (maf)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L lubrication VIN: 1V6GHT778Y
Hi Volkswagen techs. I hope you can help me with this one! I recently did an oil service on this diesel Jetta. Customer always brings his own oil in a 4 liter jug. I filled his engine and put the remaining bit of oil and jug back into his car as I usually do. ...
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2000 Volkswagen Sharan 1900CC climate control VIN: WVWZZZ7MZ3
just replace the climate control module on a vw sharan 1900 pd tdi, 2000. new unit direct from vw but it needs to be coded. does anyone know what the coding should be.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noise/smoke
First time on site. T.D.I. came back two weeks after new turbo installed with same problem,broken impeller in turbo unit along with excessive blue exhaust smoke coming out of exhaust.Need help please. Did I miss something?
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B61
Car came in for a service engine soon light on with a code p0171 system lean bank #1. Car was in six months ago for the same code we installed a MAF sensor all was well until now. Car runs good, checked car for vacuume leaks none were found. Cleand throtle bod... Trouble codes: P0171
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B81
We found a code for the crankshaft sensor and pulled sensor out of block. The sensor has been damaged from hitting the sensor wheel, and the wheel is also damaged enough that we do not think we can install new one with it being damaged. This wheel is attached ... Trouble codes: 16706 (engine speed sensor signal inop)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWSD69M91
This vehicle has an intermittent cold start misfire. Starts and idles OK every cold start, but when shifted into gear it begins to misfire (Sometimes, rarely, it would begin to misfire without shifting into gear) like someone had flipped a switch. Once the eng... Trouble codes: P0172 (System too rich bank 1)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Head/Timing belt VIN: WVWPD63B33
We are working on our first VW here. Head needs to be removed to replace faulty exhaust valve. And timing belt looks over due for replacment. We are looking for any information or tips to remove, re-install head and replace timing belt on a 2003 Passat 1.8L Al...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW58D31
Morning! Have here this Volvo with a hesitates after a complete stop like if tranny is searching for first gear! I'm going to start with tranny flush, I understand that there is problems with these trannys but i can't find def. for code 1350!!?? if anyone can ... Trouble codes: P1350 (No definition on MOD), P0422, P0301
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 shift VIN: SAJDA01D9Y
Well thank you to everyone who replied. i am not entirely sure i fixed the car but since the battery had been replaced and all of the adaptations cleared i thought i should maybe readapt. excuse my french but i literally beat the piss out of the car including ...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Stall VIN: SAJEA51C72
Well the stalling problem has not reoccurred. It may be ambient temperature related. If I find the fix I will post it.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J8Y
Hi Techs Thanks for all your answers, the problem was a rats nest of electrical nightmares. Wires were so chewed through under dash that I sent it to the dealer to replace the harness and reprogram everything. I never saw this kind of mess in all my years. ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 3.5L Oil Life
Thank you all for your feedback except for Byron 'lord of the benz' Sit in the car close the doors,and wait for the IP to shut off ignition turned off turn to position two use lower left steering wheel buttons to read mileage (if it starts on mileage move it t...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L AM radio reception VIN: WMWRC33473
Hello, and thanks to those who replied. Well I installed a temporary 'test' antenna after finding the appropriate adaptor for the antenna plug on the back of the radio (no small feat either!). The reception was markedly improved. So at this point she was going...
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1999 Ferrari F355 3.5L starter VIN: ZFFXR41A7X
Hello Group, Could not find anything to make starter engage. Hooked up scope and watched signals to and from starter relay , and to starter and never say any glitch. Starter from Ferrari is expensive! Not being sure of cause I rebuilt starter with parts from...
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