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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L ABS Code 1203 VIN: WAUBA24BXW
Hey Gang, I'm Going in circles with this A6. Maybe some of you Audi Gurus could set me straight. ABS Code 1203 indicates a short to ground, a short to +12 volts or a open circuit on ABS controller circuit #10 to the instrument cluster...according ot "All Data...
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2003 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Compressor VIN: WBABS33492
Hi Guys, I was hoping someone might tell me how to test the aux. fan motor and the AC pressure switch. I use Alldata and they did not have BMW coverage. I went to Mitchell and purchased a subscription but they do not have testing info. By the way, the proble...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBBA45C3F
This 380sl has a rich condition. it will puff a bit of black smoke out the exaust on accel. I have checked fuel pressures and found system pressure at 84 when the max spec is 81. cold control pressure is ok at 68 - 70 deg F 28 psi and gradually climes to 55 wh...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L wipers/security VIN: WDBEA32E9R
1. The car came in with no wipers. The customer said that they somtimes will work while going down the road but never while stopped. I started by swapping the combination relay with one from another car. Nothing changed. I could still feel the relay click when...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L trans stuck in 1ST VIN: 4JGAB54E7Y
hi,This truck trans is stuck in 1ST gear ,When i move gear selector to D, It has a hit and when I want to go back to park it will not go pass reverse,Unless i let go of the brake peddal.There is no check engine lite on .I scanned the trans codes and I got 034 ...
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1993 Other European Silver Spur2 6.75L starter relay VIN: SCAZN0ZDXP
Greetings To All, I'm not getting 12v at the starter relay when trying to start this car. I checked all fuses and can operate the starter if I jump the relay.I suspect a neutral safety issue but don't have the correct wiring diagram for this vehicle. Please...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L Check Gearbox light VIN: YS3DD78B2V
Hi fellow techs. Thanks in advance for your help. We are checking this car out for another shop, and are having trouble finding information on the codes that are being set. The customer says that the car drives and shifts completely normally. However, the Che...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE21J4Y
i had three codes initially on this vehicle. rich, lean and knock. repaired two vac leaks and cured fuel control issue. vehicle runs great, came in with a drivability concern, have not been able to appreciate. this knock sensor code just wont go away! comes ba... Trouble codes: P0328
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L glow plug light VIN: 3VWSP69M43
customer brought a 2003 vw jetta to the shop with the glow plug light flashing all the time. I have check the power side of the harness and it is ok. i have changed the glow plugs and the light is still flashing.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B83
Auto towed to shop with seized water pump, timing belt broken and valves bent. We replaced damaged pump,timing belt and related pullies. We removed head, replaced damaged valves and resurfaced all others. During machine work we found rear timing chain tentione... Trouble codes: 16712 (Knock sensor signal to high)
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1988 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start
well, this one received a new starter. car ran just fine. started it up to move out of the shop and she just quit and cant restart. good fuel pressure and it has good spark and injector pulse. checked timing for a jumped belt but it was on. did notice fuel lea...
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1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Surge, SURGES AT 1500 RPM VIN: YV1FA8947L
hey fellows,first time on here,hoping to get some help.i have a 1990 volvo 740gle with a 2.3l. engine surges at about 1500 rpm. idles ok. seams to be going into close loop, o2 signal sweeps between 0 to 1v at idle. fuel pressure is about 40 psi at idle, 47 wit... Trouble codes: 413 (egr temp sensor signal missing or incorrect), 223 (idle valve signal)
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L runs bad VIN: VZ1SA8845L
car came in with rear main leaking, replaced seal and now car runs like crap, acts like timing retarded but cannot change timing. anyone have this happen before? thanks jay
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LW5524R
this started out as an intermittent no start. once or twice a month. needless to say it would never act up for me. i looked it over anyway and found it was badly in need of a tune up so we replaced the cap rotor, plugs, coil, plug wires, air and fuel filter. i...
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L clucth VIN: YV1LS53D5X
Hi Volvo tech's this one came last summer with AC inop at times. Recharged system and put a in low pressure switch and all was fine . Now it's doing it again and is intermittent. AC charge fine and do not loose fan operation, am thinking an electrical componen...
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2001 Audi A4 2.8L low oil level light VIN: WAUDH66D81
Seemed that my original post and subsequent update were misunderstood by a couple of readers - problem with this car is NOT oil pressure or a warning lamp on. Problem is reported that when car is very low on oil warning lamp for oil level DOES NOT come on as ...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L unknown VIN: WBADT61081
Because a assembling mistake there was a broken part at oil pump. Convertor was not in rigth place and pushed a trans part that looks a "hub". Because this broken part there was not enough pump pressure. Thanks for the answers
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L compressor VIN: WBAEU33472
THANKS TO ALL, PROBLEM WAS INTERMITTENT AMBIENT TEMP SENSOR (IN FRT SPOILER) SENSOR WOULD READ 0 DEG ON SCANNER AND COMPRESSOR WOULD CYCLE BUT AFTER HITTING A BUMP OR TWO WOULD READ -40 DEG AND COMPRESSOR WOULD CUT OUT, THANKS AGAIN FOR SOME HELPFUL RESPONSES
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L overheating VIN: SAJAA01J0Y
Problem was a bad thermostat. To test this system without thermostat you must block water flow to upper hose. I did not notice it before when trying to test car without thermostat. It is a "T" type thermostat water circuit... System is really hard to bleed, t...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L abs-brake-tc VIN: SALTL12482
I wish to thank all that replied, all the info was correct. My equipment did not have the actuation function to bleed the brakes. There for rather than create a situation I shipped the vehicle back to the customer and suggested they take it to the dealer for...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L No Start VIN: SALNM22272
Vehicle is fixed. Omitec ended up sending me a loaner docking station and cable, and using that it programmed properly. So apparently the problem is in either the cable or the switchable block that Omitec supplies with the T4 Mobile Plus. I had also tried an o...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 4Matic 3.0L Air bag VIN: WDBED90EXN
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I was able to retrieve srs code by using an old analog volt meter. Pos+ lead to pin 6 of diagnostic connector and Neg- To battery ground. Turn ign key on and using a jumper wire ground pin 6 for2 to 4 seconds the first...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Stall VIN: WDBGA43G3X
WE REPLACED THE AIR MASS METER WITH A NEW ONE,IT HAS BEEN 2 WEEKS, CUSTOMER HAS NOT CALLED BACK. I ASSUME THIS FIXED HIS INTERMITTENT STALLING PROBLEM...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG Kompressor 5.5L lack of power VIN: WDBNG74J23
This vehicle is finally fixed. All along we always suspected the ME control unit was faulty since the self adaptation would not reset back to 1.0 after resetting self adaptation. We also verified problem after installment of new throttle actuator. All the actu... Trouble codes: P202B.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Steering VIN: WDBUF83J55
Hey guys finally got this car fixed. It ended up having a bent engine cradle that we had overlooked. Installed a new one did an alignment and it now drives perfectly. Thanks for all the help!
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L starter VIN: WVWMA63B4X
thanks for all your help. after fixing the corroded wiring under floor it turns out the drivers door latch was bad.alldata sucks for vws,i figgured it out whan i noticed the lite in the drivers door would not come on when you opened it.its fixed!
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L air bag VIN: 3VWSA29M9X
this one is off to the dealer. ross-vag.com make a fairly inexpensive tool to diag and reprogram these cars for about $700.00. snappy modus will not let you reprogram.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSK69MX1
Thanks for all the quick replys, we tested all componets as per Alldata which kept pointing to the ecm. Not believing we had a bad ecm and having already tried an rpm sensor, we ordered in a new cam sensor. The old cam sensor ohmed out exactly the same as the ... Trouble codes: P113, P0321 (Engine RPM Sensor-G28 Not A Plausible Signal).
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V527503
replace thermostat and coolant temp sensor. saw customer a few days ago, all is well. Thanks IATN Trouble codes: P0128 (coolant temp below thermostat regilating temp).
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