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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH54B8Y
Customer went through car wash with eng running.He pulled out to the curb to dry the car and mil light and esp light came on. The car had no throttle response. Car was towed to me. After checking codes, I tried to clear them and they will not clear.I've tried ... Trouble codes: P1543, 1545 (throttle activation fault), 1171 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor)
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L wheel bearing VIN: WAUML44E14
Audi was brought in with left rear wheel bearing bad. It made a loud growling noise and the abs light & brake light were on. Replaced bearing and speed sensor which was damaged by the bad bearing. The problem is that we still have no speed signal. We see no re...
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1995 Jaguar XJS 4.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: SAJNX2748S
Because the fuel sender is located in the side of the fuel tank, does the tank have to be empty before the sender is removed? Thanks, Zoli
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1998 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: SAJGX2241W
Tested Oil pressure within specific range, removed cover, tensioner on right lower was pumping up, no oil feeding tensioner. If any known problem with th is type of repair would help. Thanks, Angelo
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1994 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBHA28E8R
This MB came in with a problem idling. We diagnosed a bad Throttle actuator and sent it to BBA Remanufacturing and got a replacement unit. The problem is after installing the replacement unit the car has current code in idle/cruise module for "SAFETY FUEL SHUT...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32E0S
Hi Mercedes tech's, we have this E320 that idles very low and has the ASR and Check engine lite on. The car is in limp mode, no power, on the scanner in data mode it shows the ECU set idle at 1250 cold but only idle at 400 RPM and idle switch off no matter whe... Trouble codes: 018 (CC-EA in limp mode), 09 (n4/1 ecu), 14 (n4/1 ecu), 48 (accuator monitor TPS)
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRB81H9W
ih guys i have this vw with a p0442 small leak smoke the system did not find a leak second time this code comes back first time change the ldp pump any help thank you
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M61
VW Turbo techs !!! This vehicle has a repeted p1297(17705)& PO300.I have checked the hoses & connections from the turbo to the throttle body & can not find any leaks! The car will be back on Monday, & I plan to clean the throttle body & replace plugs (due at 8... Trouble codes: P1297, P0300
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L engine pings when an VIN: YV1AA8844L
vehicle came in no power, pings under aceleration, no repair history from customer.scoped check ignition system,check fuel pressure,-o.k. ignition timing at idle is 58 btdc. and 72 btdc.-no adjustment!-inspected cam,intermidiate shaft,distributor rotor timing ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Accessories VIN: WBAGJ8320V
it turn out to be the ingnition switch and yes this vehical has a steering colum modual can't really give much more info to help others but it is a simple job and the part is cheap
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Thanks for the help everyone.Customer did not return for the repair but I have repaired several since. I think the key is using genuine BMW parts. And although there is no tsb you may need to have the pcm flashed too. Trouble codes: P0340.
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1999 Sterling FL60 5.9L brake warning lamp VIN: 1FV3GFAC5X
Thanks to all that repiled to the post. I replaced the level sensor and the problem came back with in 500 feet of driving. I'm atempting to get a service manual for the FL60 so I can chase the wiring. I blocked off the buzzer to reduce the noise and the custom...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WV2MC0701P
We went ahead and cleaned the throttle body and did a injector cleaning on it. It still has a surging idle sometimes but has never died on us or not started. We have been driving the van for about 2 weeks on and off since the customer did not have to have it b...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L abs VIN: WVWGC31J7X
Thanks to all who responded. Most suggested replacing the ABS module for this problem, and as suggested I got a good used part and car is fixed. Thanks again
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 3VWTG69M81
A wonder what a nights sleep does. Found a small piece of plastic holding throttle plate open remove and ok. Trouble codes: 17022 (throttle valve inplausable).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Air bag light VIN: 3VWCK21Y43
We told customer that is needed the air bag control module but he declined the repair and said he could live with the light. Thank you for all your guys help.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWSP61J13
Hi Everyone. Thanks for all your replies. It was the injection pump. We installed a good used pump and now it runs well.How I came that conclusion was because there was fuel at the pump inlet, the pump suck fuel in when cranking over,we connected an injector ...
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L cranking VIN: YV1JW8317S
thanks to eveyone that took time to reply,specialey to frank and greg.we checeked all that was suggested,did a wiggle test on wiring.wigled wiring to igniter and tapped on it. engin cut right off.replaced the igniter custormer has no more troble.again thanks t...
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