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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWT28N01
Fellow Audi / VW Techs I really need some fresh ideas here. This low mileage TT has had a secondary air problem for a couple of years.The vacuum & air hoses are in good condition. I have run the system manualy IE powering the pump , electricaly & vacuum check... Trouble codes: 0411 (incorrect secondary air flow)
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1989 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBAHC2306K
Hi Group I am not real familar with this car and I can tell it has had lots of hands on it. Heres the problem. The car idles fine and it appears the Idle Control Valve is working OK until you turn the AC on, then the idle goes crazy, very high to around 2500 ...
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1993 BMW 740i 4.0L ride control VIN: WBAGD4327P
car does not have self leveling. customer complains that suspension leveling message comes on in dash. has any one come across this problem.
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L instrument cluster VIN: WBAGH83461
BMW Gurus I need answers on 'Instrument and CAN issues'. This car was on our lot "FOR SALE" while our shop was closed for vacation.Everything worked and there were "No Lights on" before it was parked. Well two weeks later and a record 9" of rain and the fun st...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WDBFA66E1M
This car cuts out at high rpms(4000-[...]) at full throttle, in second gear.First gear will hit the red line every time.It does not backfire, just acts like a rev limiter. The (upper chamber)fuel pressure is steady at 93psi. The lower chamber pressure gets ...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54E2W
Hello all, The customer complains of an intermittent cranks but does not start condition on this ML320. The vehicle has been in here for two days and has not acted up until this morning. So far everything appears to be in order and there are no codes in the s...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E52
Hello everyone, This ML came in with multiple misfire codes (cyl. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6) and running very rough. I have seen this before, cause bad wires and plugs. Replaced and vehicle runs great, but every now and the it will stumble and give the P0300, P0304, P0306... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl 6 Misfire)
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WV2MC0701P
Customer keeps bringing van in for a crank no start concern but of course it always starts for me the first time I got it it did die and no restart and I found a bad ICM which is part of the coil assy. Customer had for about a week then had it towed back in my...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWME63B34
Hi everyone, I need your help. This car came into the shop with a check engine light on and a p0101 stored. The customer had already replaced the Mass air flow sensor with one from the dealer.We found intake clogged,cleaned but no difference. Very high emissio... Trouble codes: P0101
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L cranking VIN: YV1JW8317S
HELP have a 95 940 volvo sw came into shop,owner said car would cut off. he could let set for about 5 to 10 minutes and car would crank back up,but problem is getting worst happing more often.we have checked coil,switch,replaced multifuction relay,fuel.to no a...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LS5549W
need help on this on. car will intermittently load up. will stall with lack of power when this occurs. starts back up. have caught problem in bay at idle. tail pipe test reveiled lambda@ 0.76, lab scope test ,o2 sensor @ 1.0v, maf @ 1.ov, coolant @ 200f, evap ... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean condition)
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Power steering VIN: YV1TS97D3X
The customer complained of hard steering when parking the vehicle. The power steering seems to work to me, it is a little stiff but I'm not the one who drives the vehicle, so I have to believe him. I was told that it might be the reservoir or the rack. This sy...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Shifting VIN: WBADM6332X
Thank you all for your input. I found the ABS control unit bad.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33581
Thank you all for your input. Found the throttle body bad. Trouble codes: P1159 (Fuel trim adaptation high bank 1), P1161 (Fuel trim adaptation high bank 2).
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L blower motor VIN: WB4FA53X1L
BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR WAS THE PROBLEM THANK YOU FOR THE HELP ON THIS ONE
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Low Charge Voltage VIN: WDBJF55F1V
Fix turned out to be that there was no problem. Several responders pointed that out, the car is capable of demanding more than the 90 amps that the alternator is rated at. I draw checked the ac blower,aux fan, headlights, and rear defroster and that totals 90 ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L bas VIN: WDBRF64J81
This car does not have a seperate brake light switch. Most replies I received were only telling me that it did have one and it was located on the brake pedal. Even the Mercedes parts shows it on the pedal but this is not so. Information I received from Marty e...
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1974 Porsche 914 1.8L Stall VIN: 4742910279
Thanks to all for the great information and assistance. As it turns out, the Bosch coil I received from our parts department was the incorrect year, 1971. Replacing the coil with the correct year, 1974 (the coil is blue) made all the difference. The 914 is ...
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1991 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.3L Unknown VIN: WPOBB296M5
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED-ONE REPLY MENTIONED THE CONTROL HEAD. THE TESTING WE DID INDICATED THIS COMPONANT AS WELL BUT THE CUSTOMER OPTED OUT OF THE REPAIR DUE TO THE COST OF THE UNIT.I WILL UDATE THIS POST IF CUSTOMER CHANGES HIS MIND. GREG AND CREW
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L cluster VIN: YS3DF58V3S
Thanks to all who replied, special thanks to Oren from Israel.Turned out to be cluster bad bought used one. Interior lights was bad switch. Thanks again for everybodys input a great help
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, POOR OFF IDLE VIN: 3VWRC29M5X
THANK YOU! To everyone, most of you were pointing to the Coil-Pack, wires and plugs. I used the shotgun and threw them all at it, and it did her! Sorry, I didn't do'em one at a time for diag purposes but I had to get her out of here at this point. Apparent... Trouble codes: P0300 (random miss), P0301 (miss cyl 1), P0302 (miss cyl 2), P0303 (miss cly 3).
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L rear pads and rotors VIN: 3VWDF71K65
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. I am not the one repairing this car, but i am trying to collect information for the customer. I have the feeling the rear brakes wear faster on the VW, but I still do not understand the lack of wear on the front p...
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