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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B6X
Good afternoon fellow techs! I need help again! I have read and re-read all the posts regarding drivability on this Audi, and can't seem to nail this one down. Vehicle originally came to me about 3 months ago with a camshaft position sensor problem - I replace... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire)
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L noise VIN: WBABK6327R
I have a strange exhaust noise coming from this BMW. This vehicle when you accelerate, makes a rattling noise inside the exhaust system. We checked and found the exhaust exhaust had been replaced already (catylitic convertor and muffler assembly). The noise so...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L sterring angle sensor VIN: WBAAM3348Y
I need some info on the steering angle sensor for a bmw 3 seires . the car came in with power steering pump noise and a leeking rack . replaced the rack preformed alinment and on test drive traction control light came on . Fault code B4 steering angle sensor s...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93412
car came in check engine light on found codes 041 mass air flow sensor, and 077 intake air temp. sensor. replaced mass air flow sensor with new oem. sensor reset light and code comes right back found car stalling at times idle to high at about 1000 rpms to 110... Trouble codes: 041 (mass air flow sensor), 077 (intake air temp. sensor)
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Air ride VIN: SALMF11464
Customer drove car in with complaint she heard a loud noise from left front and message center gave warning "air suspension inactive". Customers husband says the left front wheel sounds like wheel bearing going out. I observed none of the led's light up and th...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L no crank/no start VIN: WDBJF82FXW
Good Day to all, This 98 E320 4matic was towed in for no start about 2 months ago. Car came off flatbed and started right up. Tests were performed - no faults found. Car stayed for 2 days - started fine, ran fine always. Car was towed in again last week for n...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J12
need some major help benz guys out there. this c240 is driving us crazy. the main problem is that the car starts to missfire under heavy load, ck eng. comes on , but as soon as you shut off the car and restart it again the miss goes away . we already replaced:... Trouble codes: 2050 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire)
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBUF80JX5
Hello everyone; I currently have a MBZ that will not turn over or give any hint of starting. I put a battery charger on it for 15 minutes, it will start like nomal. Then I will unhook the charger, shut the car off and it will start for about 30 minutes, then b...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L engine VIN: WPOCB2980Y
i know we should send it on its way and i probably have no buisness in this but its the bosses friend and its my new JOB. runs fine except for the 20 ft cloud of smoke comming out the tail pipe.thanks in advance for any info on where to start or what commonly ...
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L battery VIN: WVWJD4310P
The car's battery will go dead after 2 days if not driven. This is quite consistent. We can measure a 110 MA draw from the battery after the doors are locked, which seems to be taking the battery down. We have removed the driver's door (open/closed) switch bec...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, No glow plugs VIN: WVWGG83A6T
We have replaced glow plugs, injectors and seals, ECU, temp sensor. We have checked all of the wiring. Glow plugs will not glow when key is first turned. Car opperates normally when warmed up.
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H2W
car needed insp po442\16826 in sys did normal evap tests all pass try to run moniters code came back see in iatn purge valve problems replace valve run moniters pass insp back 2 days later says lite on on way home redo evap tests all pass thanks Trouble codes: P0442
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, overheated before VIN: 3VWSE69M63
Well guys here i'm again with another problem, I will really appreciated your help on this car, this is VW Jetta 1.8 turbo engine code (AWP), customer complained that vehicle overheated & trow out all the coolant @ a long idle, I did refilled with coolant but ... Trouble codes: 16804 (Cat system not effective), 18613 (See service manual p2181 Cooling sys performanceby obdII)
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5542W
hi folks i have this car with p0455 code evap system small leak. i have check the purge valve and it works fine computor turns it on and off as it should. i have smoke cked the system and found no leaks. did find rollover valve stuck shut i repaired still no l... Trouble codes: P0455 (fuel tank system small leak)
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E32
THANK U ALL WE HAD MY TECH REMOVE THE ENG AGAIN AND THE IMPOSSIBLE WAS DONE FLY WHEEL ON WRONG INSTALLED IT CORRECTLY AND CAR RUNS GREAT WITH NO CODES AND I HAVE ACCESS TO CHANNEL 093 THANKS AGIAIN MARK [...] GUYS ARE THE BEST Trouble codes: P0391, P0366.
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Convertible VIN: YS3DF75K41
I appreciate all the help I received. I know I was asking for a lot by not having the right equipment to check the Saab in the 1st place. You guys went above & beyond to help me. I took the Saab to the dealer & had them check it with a tech 2. The 5th bow micr...
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2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YS3DF75KX1
Many thanks to those who responded. Most suggested re-checking the cam-chain timing. Robert from California wrote there ought to be 16 rollers between the timing marks on the cam sprockets (we had 14). This turned out to be very helpful because the chain had s... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1999 Volkswagen Golf Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWJA81H8X
As so many of you said, don't use aftermarket coil, one tech especially related others didn't beleive him and wasted 3 ecu before using oem coil and module, did get oem coil before trying used ecm and all worked perfectly, my ecm was zapped by aftermarket coil... Trouble codes: P0300.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Stall VIN: 3VWCD21CX4
Well the veh. looks to be fixed. Some of you state to check for vacum leaks I had already did this but I rechecked it and still no leaks. some others state to reset the basic setting this was done serval times before I even posted the help but i also tried to ...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWDE61J43
thank you to everyone who took the time to respond. all the responses said the same thing, and all the responses were right. we too suspected a jumped belt and after lining up the crank pully and removing the top cover we saw the belt one tooth off. thanks so ... Trouble codes: P1340.
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