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1998 Audi Cabriolet 2.8L Convertible top VIN: WAUAA88G2W
Good afternoon to all. I have this cabriolet with the complaint of the convertible top compartment not opening fully when the top is being put down. Regular costomer with no previous problems. I pulled four codes, 01099 Luggage compartment switch (locked) inco...
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1987 BMW 325is 2.5L Tach and mpg meter VIN: WBMW1987IN
This bummer of a beemers tach and mpg gauge is inop.Replaced tach with new from dealer ,replaced coding plug with new from dealer replaced sub board with rebuilt from programa still no tach op or mpg meter op.All other gauges work fine with the exception of th...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L cooling system VIN: WBADD6328W
This car came in and i first checked it for a blown head gasket. But of to no avail. Thought it was a broken water pump impeller. I replaced the water pump, thermostat and in the process, noticed the radiator had all kinds of debris jammed up in the cooling fi...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3348Y
hello every one this car came in it had 3 codes 1 for each cam sensor and 1 for evap leak at gas cap. i put in 2 cam sensors and gas cap costomers complaint was car stalling intermitently. after replacing parts testdrove car all was fine i gave car back to cos... Trouble codes: P0340
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: SAJGX2247W
I feel like I'm on fly paper! The harder I fight, the further I fall! The car was brought to me with the original concern of raw fuel smell in the garage when the car was parked overnight. This was the main concern of the customer. As a side note they mention... Trouble codes: P1226 (Jaguars Desc. Control Sleeve Sensor Malfunction/ Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circuit range/perf.), P1227 (Jaguars Desc. Wastegate Failed Closed over pressure Alldatas Desc. Mechanical gaurd circ. low input)
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L failed emission test VIN: SALPV1449X
this rover 4.6l will not pass the va emissions test. keeps failed for catalyst, evap, and o2 monitors not complete. client ( friend of course) has driven the vehicle over 1500 miles since any emissions related repairs and can not get it through. gone to 4 diff...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA32E2N
Now have EGR flow and Oxygen sensor codes again. Are we missing anything? Any experience with LH SFi control module? Signal for both originates from this module. Trouble codes: R2 (oxygen sensor), R5 (egr flow)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, leaks VIN: WDBEB31E8S
Today, I removed the plastic VC garnish and cleaned the wells out with degreaser and rinse and compressed air. The well stays dry in the shop while idling or stall testing to put pressure on the injectors and lines. The well is filled with fuel after a 1 mile ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L srs VIN: WDBSK75F03
I hope somebody can help with this car. I have no decription of these codes (B1863&B1864) other than whats in the MODIS which is no help at all. I tried to clear these codes about one month ago and the car did fine untill today. This car also has an a\c proble...
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAA81E1V
hey thanks in advance for the help. I have a 97 VW Cabrio wit a 2.0L engine wit a CEL on for VW code 17990/OBd P1582. I don't have much repair info for VW and what i do have tells you to use tools i don't have. There is no driveabilty problems noticed. I do kn... Trouble codes: P1582 (Idle adaptation limit)
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L lack power VIN: WVWMA63B2W
car came in broken timing belt bent valves ,repaired.car up and running good,test drove has now power,like turbo not working.swaped mass air,test fuel press,replaced wastegate sol.valve.removed front pipe check for cat,conv damage.can turbo be bad with out smo...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C8X
This car keeps setting evap. codes after two or three drive cycles. It usually sets the p0441 [faulty flow] first [after 3-4 drive cycles] and the p0455 [large leak] code several days later. We inspected all the hoses carefully and also the canister but could ... Trouble codes: P0411, P0455
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L cv joint type of noise VIN: TRUWT28N01
Hello group. I would first like to thank all those people that replied. Almost everyone said to replace the axle with a new unit or repack the units. I called Audi and both front axles were special order. I advised the customer to replace them both due to mile...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABK8320V
Thanks to Dana [...] for the code definitions: 220 P0139 O2 Sensor Post Cat. (Bank 1 Sensor 2) - Slow Response time Checks the amount of time the oxygen sensor stays in its rich or lean state. If it remains there too long in either the fault will set. O2-Sensor... Trouble codes: 220 (oxygen sensor control bank 1), 223 (oxygen sensor control not active after specified time).
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L MIL Lamp on, high rpm's- no throt VIN: SAJEA53D32
No luck on this one. Out of time had to sent it back to the Dealer. I will up date if I can. Trouble codes: P0122, P0222, P1122.
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJWA71C84
Thank you for your replies. Victoria from BC... 'LTFT tells me bad MAF. Cleaning will not work as the oil on the Hot Film just bakes on. Check for partially plugged cat.' Chris from Michigan... ' ...also the b1-s2 and b2-s2 data are not close to each other... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel System Too Lean Bank 1.), P1000 (OBD Systems Readiness Test Not Complete), P0308 (8 Misfire Detected.), P1314 (Cat Damage Bank 2), P1316 (Misfire Rate Exceeds Emisions.).
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: DA24D5GF21
Like most things a new part bit us in the ---, Fuel pump that we had ordered from napa Worked just fine in stall but when it got warm started to loose pressure - Ordered a new fuel pump from California on an MB only parts site - after installing this pump pres...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L internal linkage for shift lockout VIN: WDBJF65H4X
This reply was 100 percent correct -- I was thinking it was press fit or staked in and sure didnt want to wreck something in the process The pin has like a retaining ring and snaps back into the case hole
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Clutch VIN: YS3DF75K42
Well the Saab is done. Once I had a good look at the shifter I installed the pins in the shifter and trans as most of you said. I made the retainers out of welding rod. I also painted marks on shifter rod and trans rod to realign. It can be done with out the p...
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L alternator VIN: 1592040304
Thanks for all the helpful ideas. This VW has no external voltage regulator under the back seat as so many suggested. There is an internal unit and as far as I can tell, not servicable with the unit still in the vehicle. Please real all the responses. (this is...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L fuel gage VIN: 3VWCP21C22
hay guys thanks for the input i called the ic board after all and many test i concluded it was the ic we sent it to dealer because of programing reasons the post i recieaved was great lot said it was the board i believe even one had a similar problem but any w...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWBK21C53
thank you guys so much for your help. i replaced the thermostate on the vw bug and the check engine light stayed off. very happy customer.i am new to the iatn system and am blown away of the unselfish techs so willing to help a fellow tech. i look forward to h...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: GYV15W58D7
After all of the replies and the location of the cam adjusting screws, I've convinced my self that the belt job was done incorrectly. I plan to re-do the job using a factory belt and make sure that the cams are lined up properly. I've not yet done this, so the... Trouble codes: P0014 (cam timing over advanced).
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