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1991 Audi 100 2.3L Cuts out, NO FULL POWER VIN: WAUDJ54AXN
Cannot accellerate under high load or high RPMs This is a 92 Audi but IATN database does not recognize a 5 cylinder engine in 1992 so we listed it as a 91. NO turbo. When on the highway the customer cannot get much power. It seems to be ok at low speeds-idles ... Trouble codes: 1111
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Waterpump VIN: WBADD6320V
Hoping someone can give me some direction on this nightmare. It all began when the H2O pump let go totally. I replaced it with an aftermarket pump which started leaking out weep hole soon after. Did another one with same result. Did pump again with dealer part...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L windows/door locks VIN: WBADM6334X
Customer complaint of no window operation. Only rear door locks lock with key from drivers front door. Checked concern found only rear doors to lock from drivers door, key fob, or trunk. Windows will not work from any switch. Checked condition of all fuses. No...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L slipping when accelorating VIN: WBAAN3345Y
Vehicle came in with transmission slipping when accelorating from stop. Checked diagnostics , found fault codes , 49 sympton gear check , 50 gear monitoring , 51 gear monitoring 1m , 52 gear monitoring 2 , 59 stalling speed. I have data on my baum scanner , bu...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: WDC1631722
HI GUYS, GREATINGS FROM DOWN UNDER, "Sorry for the obvious Pun and hope you read on. We road tested and drove this ML430 quit hard, (always recommended if an intermittent fault) it failed and started to loose power, after a number of, ignition off/on resets an... Trouble codes: P0300, P0305 (a miss cyl5), P0306 (b miss damaged twc cyl8), P0307 (a miss cyl 7), P0700 (read etc fault memory)
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L tach.etc VIN: YS3DF55K01
when you start the car sometimes the guages workn and sometimes they do not. the speedometer seams to always work, and you can bring life back to the other gauges by switching the ignition switch from off to on. wiggiling the switch while running seems to have...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L coil VIN: 3VWWC81H1S
recently put in a motor from same year same model now i have no fire coming out the coil checked the engine speed sensor everything is in good shape this car has really stumped me thought maybe it could be in harness but i used the same one that was orignally ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L compression/ timing VIN: WVWPD63B4X
cust said that car was running fine when she shut it off but when she came back out the care would not start, car was towed in no start, turns over but sounds like low compression, pulled plugs found old bosch plat plugs. checked compression and found #1 80 ps...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Cuts out, immobilizer light VIN: 3VWCP21C41
VW guys and Gals HELP P1650 hard code? the car starts every time, clear codes and restart, will set p1650 [18058] every time now, was intermittent a couple of months ago, restarted a few times and the intermittent p1570 [17978] came on and the immobilizer ligh... Trouble codes: P1650, P1570, P0234
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L AC Compressor VIN: WVWBH63B61
This is for the VW techs out there. I have a problem with this HVAC system that intermintently shuts down the AC compressor. I thought I had a bad ambient temp sensor because the climate control display would read about 30-40 degrees when it was 80 plus. Somet...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1TS94D5Y
Need some help from all you volvo techs. This car came in for a message in the display that says requires transmission service. The car seems to be stuck in third gear. if you clear the codes and drive it, it drives ok for a couple miles and as soon as the inf...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L dome light, fog lights VIN: WBADT434X3
this one had a code we retrieved from a launch scanner for 'transport mode'. apparantly this is for transporting the cars on ships and trucks. only the dealer can clear this code and only a replacement module can have set this mode, which the customer states n...
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2002 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA14C82
Two of you talked about motors drawing too many amps, it is likely that the headrest motor is the culprit and it is just an initial start up amperage draw. I inspected the complete harness and found one spot as Dale said where the harness was up against one of...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L remote for alarm VIN: SALTY12444
Thanks for the all the help, had it at the dealer this morning, located a faulty coection in the antenna wire under headliner, all fixed now , they get $110 an hour by me ! yikes
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Noisey Pump VIN: SALTW15461
Okay-Thank you very much to all who replied. The noise was coming from the ACE pump. First off, when I stated in my update that I had used original fluid for the flush, I meant that I had used Original factory fluid, not atf or something else. So, I flushed th...
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE Cab 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1110261200
I absolutely give on this one, this car has driven me crazy for months and though I would really like to fix,I have to get back to making money. New Bosch ignition coil and ballast made a big difference in the way the car ran, but still have misfire and low po...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L unidentified part VIN: WVWHC63B61
Hi fellows, All the info on this one was basically the same. A few people have run in to this strange part and no one know for sure what it is. I removed it and all is well. Don't run in to this kinda stuff too often with VW, the part numbers unsually give...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Stall VIN: 3VWCK21C91
When i was testing the vehicle i was using the switchblade original key and having no problems. When the owner came to pick up the vehicle they were using a unprogrammed flat key and the vehicle would not start. We threw away that key and sent them to VW to ge...
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