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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B7W
We have had an ongoing battle with a 1998 audi A6 sedan(newer style). for the last several months. everytime we fix it, it breaks again. Over the past several months the car has had; New front 02S both banks, new throttle body, new ECT sensor, fuel pressure re... Trouble codes: 17547 (fuel trim bank 2 system to rich), 17545 (fuel trim bank 1 system to rich), 16795 (secondary air injection incorrect flow detected)
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1970 BMW 2800cs 2.5L Poor Idle Quality
afternoon guys,got this sweet bimmer in from the body shop.was a theft recovery.they sent it out for carb o-haul because of flooding condition.brought to me for tune-up.replaced cap,rotor,plugs,wires,and filters.still pretty sluggish.adjusted valves,now it scr...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4329W
I have a 328i that has a code P1519 stored. Oil level is full and have to drive a short distance to get code to reset. Mitchell does not seem to have any information on diagnostics for the code. Engine seems to run fine. HC emissions are failing smog but seems... Trouble codes: P1519 (Variable Cam timing VANOS)
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L R/R Window VIN: SAJD01N61F
Right Rear power window motor inop, no power to motor, benched motor moto pops my power probe fuse going in the up postition, alldata wiring diagram sucks, any ideas. The switch harness the yellow wire has +b and the \'slate\' and gray\' wires become +b with u...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L Electronic VIN: WDBNG78J02
Hello to all Mercedes Techs, I understand that the Aut/Trans on this cars are problems, and i want ask your opinion. Retrieved code p2066 (fault code in ETC po715) Code p2066 is code for fuel level sensor B, p0715 is code for turbine speed sensor.Is it in the ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Cuts out VIN: WDBNG70J23
good morning to all tech's.this question is for all mercedes techs out there.we have an 03 s430 with a problem at cruising speed only.the problem is the vehicle cuts out but when its pulled over it restarts immediately.the dealer replaced the ckp to no avail.i...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2983X
this porche belongs to my brother, the water pump failed, he had it towed to my shop, i replaced the water pump & thermostat with oe parts, filled with coolant and ran it. the cooling system still has air in it and wont settle down. i took a small hose off a c...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L SRS Light VIN: WP0CA2980X
I disconnected the driver's airbag diagnosing a short in the horn circuit. We drove the car with the airbag disconnectied while waiting for parts. Now the airbag light is after the repair. Our scanner doesn't have Porsche airbag soft wear. I measured the resis...
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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWCAD158J
Thanks for the help in advance This was a tow in with a dead battery and no start we replaced the fuel pump in tank and fuel filter the pump on frame worked great tried to start and ran for a second or two then stalls checked all connections and relays and fue...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C21
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and intermittent loss of power, as in you can put it to the floor and vehicle will just idle (drive by wire). Checked codes and data with Vag-com, found codes above, found one bad glow plug which we replaced but that ... Trouble codes: 16610 (Pedal Pos Sensor/Switch C Performance / Implausible Signal), 16764 (Glow Plug Monitoring)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L abs VIN: WVWTH63B31
Oh boy two problem children in 1 week... this car came in with abs light on & code for right front wheel speed sensor open\short to power, checked sensor & found it to be open, procure new sensor & install & clear code & same problem, remove connector & verify...
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1989 BMW 635CSi 3.5L battery VIN: WBAEC8418K
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO REPLIED, I FOUND THE INJECTION RELAY WAS NOT MOUNTED CORRECTLY ON THE RELAY MOUNTING BRACKET CAUSING THE RELAY TO HANG UPSIDE DOWN WHICH IN TURN WAS TAKING ON WATER BUT VERY INTERMITTENTLY. AFTER A RAIN OR A DAMP DAY, THE VEHICLE WOULD BE ...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L auto box VIN: WBAHE22070
I first of all took off the plug on the side of the gearbox to no avail. I then tok off the cover on the ECU'S. After close inspection I found a yellow and brown wire hich i took to be an earth so i tested it then earthed it out. Economy drive now works but no...
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2000 BMW 740i 4.4L steering box VIN: WBAGH83424
I RECEIVED VERY GOOD RESPONSES FROM AL [...], THE PROBLEM WITH THE VEHICLE WAS THE RADIUS ARM BUSHINGS. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD ALREADY BEEN REPLACED, I REPLACED THEM AGAIN WITH ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT BUSHINGS (AFTER PULLING MY HAIR OUT) AND THAT SOLVED THE ISSUE THANKS A...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM333XY
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the input. After checking "everything" the hard way without the BMW factory scan tool and not finding anything to grasp I finally resorted to the the old "wiggle" procedure. We'd already metered and tested the three circuits to the L... Trouble codes: P1477 (LDP Reed switch open).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF20F9V
Well, after much pulling of what hair I have left and nashing of teeth I decided to try the restrictor plate as recomended by a couple of the replies. Volia, problem solved. We drove the car for two days w/no problem, now customer has car for 2 weeks w/no sur... Trouble codes: P1404 (EGR malfunction).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L fan clutch VIN: WDBJF72F8V
after trying clockwise like most german cars. it turned out to be counter clockwise. thanks for the help.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L oil level warning light VIN: 4JGAB54E62
Hello techs The problem is fixed. As all responses mentioned, the oil level/temperature/quality sensor is a common problem and first part to suspect. This is the only sensor engine oil related, and it sends PWM signal to PCM. I fooled myself assuming that the...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L blower motor VIN: WPOAA0945H
All is well,replaced the blower resistor and it is perfect.The resistor is white in color,approx 5 inches long and about an inch wide.It is directly on top of the heater box under the hood,lift the plastic at firewall and it is directly under it on the left ha...
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1994 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWRB81H5R
Thanks Guy's Turn out to be the bosch plug, :) Robert and Dan [...] Bull eye's, I replaced the plug with a new set. And so far so good.
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1992 Volvo 740 T 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1FW8710N
Thanks for the help people. The problem was 2 fold. The fuel pressure regulator and slightly tight valves. After changing the regulator the plugs no longer came out black but there was still a misfire. The compression was ok but doing a leak down test showed t...
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