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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on, Lean Run DTC VIN: WAUBA24B6X
When the car first came in the only concern the owner had was the CEL being on. I did a Motorvac and replaced the temp sensor; clearedn the DTCs and reset readiness codes. The car left and came back the next day with the lean run DTCs again. I ran a test on th... Trouble codes: P1136 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Add System too Lean), P1138 (Fuel Trim Bank 2 Add System too Lean)
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B6X
Got another one here, engine runs fine but this EVAP code reoccurs continually. If I run the Leak detection pump self test in block 071 in basic settings it will not pass the test. I can get it to pass if I clamp the hose between the charcoal cannister & the f... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP slow leak)
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Cam/crank timing VIN: WAURD68D51
the can said peanuts but when i opened it, it was worms. the intitial plan was to replace the front cam and crank seals. alldata says to remove cam sprockets. but it doesn't say how to keep the cams timed. one of the cams shifted. does anyone know how to get t...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L rad cool fans VIN: TRUUT28NO2
Owner was able to drive the car for a couple of days and then it started to overheat again. Owner brought the car back in and it was the same problem, no cool fan ops. We had opened up the first failed module and one of the windings inside it was burned up. S...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG8347Y
Help fellow BMW techs! this vehicle has an intermittent false alarm activation and will set codes for interior and tilt sensors. Against our better judgement and at the customers request we replaced both sensors and reset system. This did nothing to eliminate ...
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1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJNW4746P
Hello; Cranks but no start. Has spark, injector impulse, fuel pressure (clean) and volume, compression, new plugs, new battery. Crank position sensor seems o.k. Would not have all of the above if it were bad? Won't start with air flow meter disconnected. Shoul...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1249W
we seem to have everything needed but car will not fire or start Trouble codes: P1316 (cylinder misfire)
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: DA24D5GF21
i've looked at every prior post in the archive and tried everthing in them and still no luck. this mb has been sitting for around 3.5 years, due to fuel leak. towed into shop to get up and running. replaced fuel pump and filter with mb parts, cleaned injectors...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E280 2.8L Blend doors VIN: WDB2100631
Need some help. This is a European spec car, but I don't think it will make much difference. It has dual zone. It will only blow air conditioned air out of the center vent. The side vents, foot and rear vents get heated air. Also, regardless of where I want th...
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Left side lights VIN: WPOAC2999T
Good afternoon everyone. I have a 96 911 that I got in on this fine friday afternoon. I told the customer that I really dont have time to check it out but I agreed to spend a few minutes with it. I figured the best shot I have to fix it is to see if it may be ...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF78N2T
This car with your guys help is diag. with a def. ignition casset months ago. The customer can't get over the price of the new (red) ignition casset.Some one has told him that the newer (black) casset that is half the price will work and won't have the repeate... Trouble codes: P0300
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3FD49Y03
HOWDY. Hope you guys can help. I have this 03 Saab 9-3 with a transaxle light on the dash. Customer took to dealer and they said they need a new transmision. After doing some research, i found that there is a problem with cross contamination with the coolant d...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C4Y
VW Techs. This car will go a week or two before is trips a PO 411. Replaced all vac lines, tested (with Modis) secondary air pump (runs fine), combi valve & vac solenoid. I read an article in Import Repair that said Secondary air pump should run for 1-2 mins o... Trouble codes: P00, 411 (low secondary air flow)
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2000 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW2554Y
hello out there i hope someone can help me with this code p1014. i can not not find what it is for so if anyone out there can help i will appreciate it. thanks in advance Trouble codes: P1014 (unknown)
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2002 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: VV1TS92D12
THIS ONE CAME TO US FRON ANOTHER SHOP THEY SAID IT STARTED WE NEVER HEARD IT RUN. WE INSTALLED A USED TRANS IN IT. NOW WE HAVE A NO START AND A CRANK CODE . SOME TIMES IT WILL START BUT IT GOES INTO LIMP MODE OR TRYS TO ,IF IT HITS THE CAM SENSOR RIGHT.MOST TI... Trouble codes: P0336
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L shift mode VIN: WAUED54B01
Hey Guys, Thanx for the input...a new mode switch cured the problem. I only ask myself why this 'friggin'' thing could not wait 2-3 weeks after the original job was finished before imploding...Oh well. Some one asked why the turbos were replaced. The passeng...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4322W
Let's call this one fixed as the customer has been driving the last few weeks & the cursed MIL light has not come back on, although I did not find or repair any faults on the tank leak. We replaced the tail light gaskets to stop the water leak into the trunk/s... Trouble codes: 251 (Tank leak detection minor leak).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J41
99% of the responses were to replace the MAF. there was one suggestion that asked us to get the RPM's over 5k. when we did, the grams p/s of air readings were lower than expected. testing the MAF w/ koeo was 1.1v and KOER was 1.45v. all were within everones sp... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173.
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L No Start, Stall VIN: WPOCA2988X
Thank you Gene. we did get fooled by the crankshaft position sensor. it appeared ok. but when hot it lost continuety. ordered and installed a new crankshaft position sensor from Porsche. car has been gone for a week. all is well. Thanks, Jeff Trouble codes: 108, P1602 (Supply Voltage), 21 (From the Alarm System W Lead DME Immobilizer), 49 (Alarm System K Lead), 23 (Alarm System W Lead), 25 (Alarm System Terminal 86s not detected).
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L 2-3 VIN: 3VWCA21C7Y
Thanks for all the help. I think it is a internal seal but the customer is taking it to a transmission shop. Several said to service it and check for trash in pan. This car does have the correct fluid in it.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M92
sorry i took so long to input my fix-we pulled the waterpump out and it came out in pieces-the plastic impeller came apart-put it back together with a new waterpump and burped it well and it was perfect-thanx brian Trouble codes: P1296, P0118.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G5DF67J74
timed and presto fixed,thanks everyone who replyed. Trouble codes: 17656 (start of cold start of start injector control diffrence).
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1997 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5644V
Huh, it is fixed. Everyone was right. It was the ignition issue. Replaced the plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Put a new fuel filter and the car runs just amazing! This one was so hard to do, not from mechanical and thec point but the thing was, the customer is so... Trouble codes: P304.
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