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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAURD68D71
Vehicle came in with a turbo boost problem.Seemed the turbo was surging upon boost first 15lbs. then 10lbs. erratically and continous always.We did a quick test on the computer memory.Recorded the codes then cleared them and drove the car and no codes have ret... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0305, P0306, P1459 (EGR temp sender implausible signal), P1548 (Solenoid valve for charge pressure control-N75-open circuit)
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E22
Hello, need some audi expertise on this one, we had a car towed here from another shop, customer's choice, partial tear down, had broken exhaust cam, we ordered a sort of reman head, from recycler, our head had markings "AMB" , the head we recieved did not hav... Trouble codes: P0341 (cam shaft position sensor), P0340 (cam shaft incorrect allocation)
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L front left wheel bearing, axle, and brake rotor VIN: SALPV1440W
Problem: After the customer picked up his vehicle, he drove approximately 10-20 miles and began hearing some noises and vibration in the front left wheel. The vehicle was towed to the repair facility. After inspection it was discovered that the front left whee...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L cooling and a/c VIN: WGBJF55678
alittle help please. I have this 1996 e320 that overheats in stop and go traffic with the a/c on. i have noticed that the the front fans never come on. I know they are run by the p/s system but I do not know what activates them. I feel they should come on when...
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1983 Porsche 944 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0949D
This car belongs to a friend. Should know better. Anyway, it started in September. Has been in storage for 6 years. Would not start 2 weeks ago. He put a battery in it and it still doesn't start. Towed to my shop and upon cranking it will try to start but not ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling system VIN: 3VWCK21C33
Car will flag P2181 (malfunction in cooling system) after several days. Freeze frame data shows code occurred at 78 deg,celsius. Drove car over 50 miles with no overheat condition and normal operating temps from 86 to 90 celsius. Compared temps from ECM to tem...
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: YV1LT56D2X
Good day folks I have an interesting one here, This car won't build rpm over 2000rpm, it has a very rough idle furthur in i found that it had no injector pulse on cyls #3,4,5 at idle. If I rev the motor up the injector pulse occurs and it seems to run smooth b...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L PCV system VIN: WBADD632XV
Hey Gang, thanx for the response. As a last resort I agreed to (at the customer's request)redo the valve cover job and called him several days later and the the problem is the same as before. I advised him to drive the car on the highway for extended periods ...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH8332X
Thanks To All Who Wrote In With Their Suggestions. I Pulled The Spark Plugs And They Were The Worse That I Have Ever Seen. I Replaced All 8 And The Check Engine Light And The Misfire Went Away. Thanks Again To Everyone Who Wrote In!!! Trouble codes: P1343 (Misfire Detected).
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L expansion reservoir VIN: WBAAM333XX
What a hassle. I probably could have gotten it out by pushing, prying, and hitting, but it was really tight. I removed the radiator (and condenser as an assembly), and then it was easy to work it out. It's just as well because the radiator was completely bl...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Unknown VIN: WBAGH834X1
apparently this is a common problem. there are 2 "what look like" lower arms, the arms in the rear with the big bushings are called a strut rod, these are the ones I think are making the noise and from the replies I got seem to be the culprit. at 150 bucks eac...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start, Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E8M
found corrosions in Overvoltage protection relay, shorting between circuit, causing excessive rich condition "intermittently". Brushed off, reinstalled. Works good now. Thanks to the guys trying to help me out. Much appreciate it.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire VIN: WDBJF65W91
As I said on update I tested car with new MAF, fuel pressure is ok, exhaust backpressure too. As problem is hard to reproduce this is the kind of problem very dificulty to solve. Despite the cause sometimes is right in front of you. I don't want to have th... Trouble codes: P2043 (misfiring), P2044 (misfiring of cylinder 01).
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1979 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Turn signals VIN: 911A013086
Thanks for all the help and feedback, esp. from John @ West Coast Garage who sent us a wiring diagram that was complete and accurate!!! We were able to trace down the circuit with the sort and found more and more burned wiring and other broken/damage wiring. T...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z51
Hello All We waited for 2 weeks for follow up with customer and I am happy to report car is fixed!! Justin from NC pegged this one. Cut into wiring harness and located wires @ junction J17 (not J16) and did exactly as recommended. Factory wiring solder join... Trouble codes: P0134.
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LZ5649W
I am going to call this one fixed. The fix was a new MAF sensor. I have never been able to condemn a MAF using a signal test unless it was way off/dead/or had drop outs. All it takes is a few tenths of a volt at idle and the engine is going to die. This is ...
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