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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L electric window VIN: WAUEH24B8Y
This Audi came in with the left rear window in the down position. I removed the window motor, toggle the switch and the motor will operate for 20 seconds, rotating in the down direction. It will not operate in the up position at all. With the key on, and the w...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBAGB4315L
ok car came in with surging at idle & no power when turning wouldnt accel eng light came on.scanned had 2 o2 codes 21 10 fuel pressure at idle was 40psi 47 with reg unhooked under load it is the same as as idle.i found many vac leaks repaired. o2 was dead not ... Trouble codes: 10 (o2), 28 (o2)
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1995 BMW 540i 4.0L rear brakes VIN: WBAHE6320S
rear brake rotors drag from pads not releasimg full causing extreme overheat.Not sure of all lines on abs unit operations-HV etc.Do I release pressure to install pads at caliper or abs unit lines and does it need to be activated to do this.Have had same proble...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L window, locks, mirrors VIN: WDBJF65F0W
former tech from our station needs help. power mirrors, locks, & windows for front doors are intermittently inoperative. they both will fail at the same time. suspect a harness connection failure versus door modules since problem is with both doors at the same...
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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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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L ign lock VIN: YS3EF48E9X
hi, on this saab the key will not come out of the ign lock cyl.it turns off just fine,goes into park just fine also. i checked for bullitons and found none that adress this. thanks for any help you can offer.
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF55K52
this saab came in 2 weeks ago with no compression, found all exhaust valves bent, replaced exhaust valves and lifters, new chains and tensioners and of course all new plugs, gaskets, etc... Now car runs good but when first started up when cold car bucks, missf...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L fresh air venting VIN: WVWNA23B4Y
Greetings everyone I have a VW Passat that has this exhaust type smell coming through the fresh air vents when idling for [...] or so after the vehicle has been driven for awhile problem disappears when the vents are switched to recirculation or when the v...
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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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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on
I am almost sure I have read about this code and a cure here on aitn but can't locate the cure onthe search function. Thanks for listening. Scott Trouble codes: P1582
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWPD63B82
good afternoon techs,heres the problem.this vw loses ac compressor at random.no ac is the customer complant.we completely recharged and pulled 60 mins. vacuum on this unit . test drove the car today,after charging it last evening,test drove it several times to...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L brake light on dash VIN: 3VWCK21Y33
Brake light in dash stays on all the time.Scanned computer found no codes ...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1LS5576W
This car will sometimes stall while driving & will sometimes restart immediately, other times hard to restart. I spoke with dealer about the Key Antenna ring. They tell me this car does not have the immobilizer system. When it first came in it would turn on MI... Trouble codes: 1507 (Idle air control low)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUED64B21
sorry for the delay the car has been gone for over a week and I just talked to the owner and all is well. After 5 days of driving the car low and behold the check engine light came on and I got two coolant temp sensor codes as stated by several of you that the...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Hello all. Sorry to say this vehicle is yet to be fixed. My boss has put this one the back burner for now as the customer is not in any hurry for the car. Thanks to all that replied. Most mentioned things that I had already checked (cracked intake boot,faulty ... Trouble codes: 73(11, 67(10, 83(13, 84(13, 78(12.
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335Y
Hello all, Well things do not look good for our hero's on this one. Cant fix the cars without proper diagnostic information. It appears that for many years BMW's OBD complaince was only skin deep. Yes you can plug an OBD compliant generic scan tool in and ... Trouble codes: P1250 (Unknown), P1510 (Unknown).
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L battery draw VIN: SAJDA01N71
Thanks group for all the help. It ended up that the drivers door module had failed internally causing the battery drain due to the module continuosly communicating with the body control modules. I could cause the drain to go away by removing the fuse for the d...
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on, lack of power VIN: SALJY1243V
What I found out about these type of vehicals is that they have to go through a computor relearn procedure that can take days to do. I talked to the dealer and a guy from the department of Ecology, both said the same thing. What department of Ecology said to d...
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation VIN: 1070441201
thankyou very much all of you who replied.the fix was map sensor was out of adjustment.man could u beleive that this vehicle came from a mercedes dealer.and they said to the customer that he needed an ecu.map senspr adjustment was the fix .thanks to all of you...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L controlls
Thanks for the help . the push button controller sends a ground signal through the evap temp sensor and the low pressure switch.a new evap sensor and all is well. My alldata system is quite out of date and shows power out of the controller and no evap sensor. ...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55N8X
After finnallly getting this car back in the shop I think we have solved the problem. One; the ECT sensor was out of range by about four deg. C. To the high side. Two; the purge valve was 'hanging-open' intermittantly causing the misfire and big negitive fuel ... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCC21C1X
We replaced the turbine speed sensor and the transmission wiring harness. This is finally fixed. Thanks for all the help .
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRP69M43
Ok, thank you everyone for the replies, I had quite the variety of suggestions, the most common being the CTS. I replaced the CTS and the car somehow managed to go about 100 miles without turning the light on, however the DTC was stored. So, I checked the sign... Trouble codes: P0670.
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS55A7X
Thanks to all who replied, Almost all were correct in saying that the P1072 code was the outside air temp sensor. Upon verification, we found that the sensor had been damaged and by installing a 750 ohm jumper in the plug, the code didn't reappear and orde... Trouble codes: P1072 (no description), P1081 (no description).
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