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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WA1YD64B12
cust reports car developed symptoms after approximately 10 minutes of driving. idles very poorly, idle speed is about 650rpm, will eventually set misfire codes if let run long enough. at higher rpms is almost normal. trim numbers come down and has only occasio... Trouble codes: 18012 (control module faulty), 16487 (mass air flow sensor circuit input to high)
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1990 BMW 535i 3.4L Imobliser VIN: 00OBF91438
This is a South Areican assembled car,has had a history of electrical problems. When the drivers door is unlocked alarm/indicator lights beep/flash,ignition turned on instrument display reads "ESD RESET". No scanner will comunicate with imobliser system,(engin...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L timing chain VIN: WBAHD6323S
i began reinstalling the adjustable cam gear ass. for the vanos unit and the exhaust cam, put them inside the chain and slid them on the ends of the cams as a unit as per the manual. the gears needed to be tapped on with a rubber mallet because of the amount o...
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2001 BMW 320i 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAL72070
Bmw Diesel.This car is in Ireland My brothers,I could not put in the model from her in USA but the car is a 2001 bmw 320del 1.9liter diesel.Tha problem is -the car stalled and would not start,towed to shop and replaced fuel pump,then mass airflow sensor, conve...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L radio VIN: 5UXFB33573
Car came in with a dead batt. chargered as ness. Found car not going to sleep. Radio stays on with the ket out of ignition. Tested the ignition switch(by installing new one). The I-pod adaptor and radio itself are fine. On the rare occation the radio will turn...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Unknown VIN: SAJWA51C15
What the h@ll just Happened!!?! I got a call form this customer his car wont move and it makes a clicking noise I get there with the flatbed looking for a bad axle or something. I verify the complaint with the customer we start the car put it in drive nothing,...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L Hydrraulic VIN: WDBBA4805M
Hi Everyone, Customer came in with ( Good Pedal)noisey brakes. We checked the brakes, and decided to replace all the rotors and Pads, now we have a low brake pedals. tried bleeding ,still low!
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, *3 injector shutdown VIN: HJGAB54E4X
has poor idle and kills inj for #3 after detecting misfire, if not allowed to idle, runs great until iy returns to idle and pcm misfire monitor detects an error on power balance through crank sensor ssignal speed and kills injector. everything has been done by... Trouble codes: P0303
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Starting VIN: WDBNG78J41
2001 Mercedes Benz S 600 Prod 06-00 VIN [...] Recent Repair: Removed engine for rear main seal, valve cover gasket. Car set for about a week with no battery power. Current issue: Engine will not crank. Once key is turned to start position starter...
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1997 Porsche Boxster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCA2983V
Hope somebody can give me clarification here! Bentley manual gives code 1121 as Throttle Pos Sensor voltage high, for DME 5.2.2. Mitchell says 1121 is O2 sensor B2S1 heater current. Changed O2 sensors (pre-cat) at customer request, MIL back on with P1121. Cust... Trouble codes: 1117 (1121 -), 1121
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L fuel tank VIN: WPOAB299X3
Hi, all members: I got a 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo (USA ver.). The problem is It's fuel tank can't be filled with the gasoline . Whe the gas station staff insert the filling gun into the car's filler neck and try to fill up, the filling gun will switch off autom...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Unknown VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
This car runs fine and drives fine. The situation is when the car sits at idle with the A/C on for a period of time it starts to overheat slowly. Driving under normal conditions and any other scenario the car never passes 190 on the gauge. At the upper and low...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWG561JO1
We need some help on this VW please.Car came in that had failed state emission test,has check engine lite on all times.Po411 we found air pump discharge hose broken,the air pump rubber mounting brackets broken.We hot wired air pump and it works,we are not fami... Trouble codes: P0411, P0606 (PCM processor fault)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Driver side belt latch VIN: 3VWCK21C01
Hello techs. You have helped out so much and really need help on this one. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. I checked the air bag codes on this beetle and found a 0591 d/s belt latch code. Replaced due to it's common failure history as I've heard. N...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L door locks VIN: WVWTE61J83
how to dissable auto door locks,ie 10 mph for auto lock.i have full function vw scan tool
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1983 Volvo 242 DL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1GHGH1GH1G
I have a 83 240 wagon that idles at 3000rpm. as soon as you turn on the key, the air valve slams open allowing too much air and high idle. never slows down. i can pinch off hose from valve and control idle speed. obviously, i have power to air valve. my proble...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Symptom VIN: TRUTS28N6Y
This Vehicle was fixed without any parts needed turns out the wiring harness was built wrong and the wires to the knock sensor connectors 1&2 were reversed. This was not detected on the first check of the wires as I was not paying attention to wire colors at t... Trouble codes: 16711 (16711 Knock Sensor 1 Circ.-G61), 16716 (16716 Knock Sensor 2 Circ.-G66), 17794 (17794 Internal Control Module Fault Knock Control Circ Error).
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire
Thanks everyone for your help. A couple of you hit this one on the head. The problem was the crankshaft sensor. I do not understand how a crankshaft sensor could cause this concern. I could see this concern being caused by a bad sensor wheel. That would show t...
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L dsc VIN: WBACN33401
Thanks to all who replied! I apriciate your valuable time. This Z3 had alot of water under the drivers side carpet and I thought for sure I was on the right track. I dried vehicle out and continued diagnosis to find that the water was not my problem.These sens...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L battery dying VIN: WBADT53402
all you guys are AWESOME!!! the final stage unit was the problem and it is located on the passenger side of the heater box THANK YOU !!!
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63472
Thank you! I removed the purge solenoid and bench tested it with no fault found I capped off the vent from the pump in left rear wheel well and smoke tested this system to check for physical leaks with none found. fuel cap passes on our tester.This is as much ... Trouble codes: 93 (Evap vent system).
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L shift interlock? VIN: WDBFA66E1M
All of the replies I got concerned the plastic cam in the switch assembly, I thought it was there, but it wasnt. I dont understand why MB doesnt include this little tidbit in the box on a small insert, but maybe that costs too much money! Anyway, I did find a ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L battery VIN: WDBRN47J82
thanks to all who replied . found it had 2 prblems the drivers seat control module and the over head liht control module . went all the way down to 30mA after that. problem fixed . thanks
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L service reset VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
Hi dear friends thank you for the reply, finally i have to bought one interface to make the service reset, thank you all members.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
The last thing that I did was to tap on fuel pressure regulator, that raised pressure 1 psi and now the vehicle is running fine. I know what I did was a non-repair, but now it's working. I will see how long this lasts and re-list if the vehicle returns. Doesn'...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B61
We replaced the fuel filter witch was partially plugged and the suction pump with the hose that connects to it. Car has been gone for three days all is well. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0171.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Air Intake Niose VIN: 3VWSP69M83
Customer took the car to the dealer for that problem and a recall. They found a hose off at the Intercoller. Thanks for all the repplies many stating this was the problem. Thank You Very Much. John [...]
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5648W
this is one of the 'stupidest' repairs we have seen in a long time tech did not read instructions car must be moving above 3 mph for test to run, we had repaired it when we changed the pump thanks for the help Trouble codes: FET44.
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