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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cv joint type of noise VIN: TRUWT28N01
Hello group. We are a Mercedes specialist shop that is working on a Audi TT quattro for a friend. His complaint is when cruising in a straight line you can hear noise(rattling/knocking)from under side of car. I have verified noise and can also feel vibration f...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L affected system VIN: WAUML44E64
at low speeds from 20 to 40 mph there is a weird noise and i dont know what it is it sounds like rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and when i apply brakes i...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L starter VIN: WBAHD6327S
vehicle went dead replaced battery will not start. no voltage at crank terminal at starter. crank terminal on ignition switch has voltage. could this be a security issue?? haveing difficulty obtaining usfull wiring diagrams. veary confusing.
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGJ8326W
Car originally came in with complaint of overheating and coolant loss.I found a crack in the fill bottle, and replaced it with bmw o.e. part and flushed cooling system. I Thought I had air in the system so I used a vacuum fill procedure car still goes to 3/4 o...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Top, A/C, Warning lights VIN: WBABK7324W
I have a BMW 328I convertable with intermittant electrical problems. Items include Soft Top. A/C, Dash warning lights. Customer states that occasionly these items do not work. Since it has been in the shop, I can not duplicate problems. Anyone have any ideas t...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L No Heat VIN: WBAAM533XX
Customer complains of no heat and loosing coolant. I pressured checked the coolant system and found no leaks.I checked the heater valves operation. I have checked the blend door flap operation and it moves mechanically and electronically. I do not seem to be g...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WBADN6349Y
Hey everyone this car is kicking my butt. It came in with MIL on and rough run previously stored codes pointed me to a cam sensor so i put both banks sensors in. i also put spark plugs in it as good measure. It still runs rough but the only codes it keeps stor... Trouble codes: 50 (Random cyl misfire), 62 (Cyl 1 misfire)
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Starter engagement VIN: WBABS53481
I have experianced this only once but the customer has been stranded by this problem; while engaging the starter the dash lights all go out, the starter solenoid clicks, and releases, lights come back on and then the starter clicks again. This repeats at about...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJHX6247V
This car came in with several problems. We replaced a bad battery but there is a draw. I have Alldata and have been able to trace the draw to the Body Processor Module. When I unplug the black connector (FC2, 48 pin) the draw goes away. Yes I am connecting the...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F6V
This car came in with MIL on, Code P1481 Glow plug failure history code, P1404 EGR control history code, P1475 Resonance intake line switchover valve current and history code. Cleared codes and did road test. P1475 returned on road test, tested Y22/7 switchove... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR control), P1475 (Resonance intake line switchover valve)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8X
Customer brought in vehicle for routine tune up and said that MIL would come on intermenttently. Replaced plair filter, fuel filter. Performed bg fuel injection service and cleaned MAF. Freeze frame data on two seperate occassions, one at cruise speed, the oth... Trouble codes: P0170
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF65J51
i need help please,car towed in to my shop, no crank ,no start,customer saidwhile driveing lights had come on dash,he could not realy explain what lights.we charged battery, car would crank then but no start.i went ahead and put alternater on car,same thing no...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz vito 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: VSA6380942
This vehicle is a Mercedes Benz Vito van, 112CDi. No other codes are stored apart from the Glow Plug codes. This vehicle has a rough idle and engine miss whilst driving, whether hot or cold. I am waiting on glow plugs to fix the fault code but cant see why th... Trouble codes: 1481 (glow plug failure glow plug 1 failure), 1482 (glow plug stage current error)
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1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Charging VIN: 91A0140690
Porsche Experts! Can a Bosch regulator be substituted for the original SEV Marchal regulator? Both have the same 3-wire D+ DF D- configuration. Also this car has a small in line component that plugs in line at the voltage regulator with built in adapter harnes...
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2003 Porsche 911 GT2 3.6L starting VIN: WPOAB29923
Car towed in with no start. Scanner showed ignition switch not reading pill from key. installed new theft module and two new keys programmed, still no start. Installed ignition switch, transducer, and theft module in another car and it starts. Put parts back i...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Master Cylinder
After replacing all brake parts except ABS and master cylinder, vehicle still has virtually no brakes, pedal goes to the floor. There are no external leaks. Vehicle has ABS. We are in the process of replacing the master cylinder and we ran into some problems. ...
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWAA81E6W
This car barley runs, acts like its running on two cyl but at times it will take off and run normal until you accelerate then it goes back to barely running. I reparied an air leak in a crank case breather hose with out any change in running. I have good signa... Trouble codes: P0102, P1242, P1582
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L vibration VIN: 3VWSC29MXY
Good Morning, we have a problem jetta here! car came in for a bad axle boot and also had a wheel bearing noise. We replaced the right axle shaft with an aftermarket rebuilt one, had no problems with installation. customer returned next day with complaint that...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L engine cooling fan VIN: WVWRH63BX1
engine fan runs on high speed setting as if car is very hot, runs when engine is cold or warmed up. continues to operate when engine is shut down (on a lower fan speed) as if cooling an overheated or hot engine. something is telling the fans to run on high??? ...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDA34B6X
This one is fixed. Turned out to be simple to fix, hard to find. I smoke tested the tank with my now modified gas cap & found a leak right at a valve near the filler cap. I removed the filler neck assembly & set it on the work bench to get a better look at it,... Trouble codes: P0442 (EVAP slow leak).
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L rad cool fans VIN: TRUUT28NO2
Replaced the cool fan control module again and everything is working properly. We checked the fuses, fuse connections, rad cool fans and a/c clutch for excessive electrical draw. All tested ok, owner needed the car back so we released it, and owner said he had...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG8347Y
thanks to all that responded. what we found was the battery was marginal- we replaced it but the main issue was a faulty hood switch- the updated switch corrected the problem- thanks to all that responded!! greg and crew
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGH83461
thanks for the replys we have a fix. as stated there were no leaks at water pump or intake-the only problem was at the rad cap/tank area, we replaced tank and cap that were both recently replaced from BMW dealer, no more leaks-but within a couple of days, clie...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALJY1249W
I want to thank all the members who took time to reply. I really appreciate your help.From their input we determined the immobilizer was not at fault. With the help of a dealer tech in IL. the car has been fixed. It is hard for me to believe but after telling ... Trouble codes: P1316 (cylinder misfire).
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1996 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Left side lights VIN: WPOAC2999T
Sorry for the vague description on this one but it was friday afternoon and I really didnt even have time to look at this one but the guy was trying to go out of town for the weekend and I wanted to at least try to help. Anyway after checking some things it wa...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H5R
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP,i DID ALL THE THINGS THAT WAS TOLD TO ME AND FOUND THAT THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR WAS BAD. IT WOULD JUMP AROUND IN HZ READINGS PUT ONE ON (Fixed)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BX1
Thank you to all who took time to respond. We replaced the MAF sensor & this repaired the symptoms. This would be easier if the MAF would have set a trouble code. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 17536 (po171--system lean/ bank 1--mult.).
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWSK69M22
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their input on this fix. We found that ambient air temp sensor to be faulty. We tested the wiring at the fan module and it showed an open on the ambient air circuit, however when we tested the wiring at the senso...
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