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1995 Audi 90 Quattro Sport 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEE88C2S
Hello audi techs, this idle has a poor idle and a code p0402. the problem is i have vacuum to the egr valve all the time. i put a egr solenoid because it had flow all the time throug the egr valve . it was a used part and i still have vaccuum at idle at the va... Trouble codes: P0402
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L electrical VIN: WAUDG74F35
OK Audi People am I biting off more than I should? Body shop next door brought this Gem over to me The Problem is it won't crank or start. There is power to the car, but it's weird some stuff works other things don't. The only way you can get this car to start...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L manifold vacuum VIN: WBAGF6323S
is it normal for manifold vacuum to be inside valve covers acting up as suction from the bolts.
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L abs VIN: WBAVB33526
need info for non discriptive codes codes are: 9520 5E38 5E5E
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S23
Hello all, I have a Saab here I'm having some difficulty diagnosing. Initally the vehicle came in with an intermittent MIL light. The only code stored was P0446 EVAP Vent Control Valve Circuit. My Tech 2 does not have Saab software, so I am forced to use the S... Trouble codes: P0446 (EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCC21COY
This car won't pull over 50gps and lays down at 4k rpm. Customers issue is the car stalls after a twenty min. road trip and will resart after about 2/3 min. We have goten the car to do this once. It felt as if it ran out of fuel. ie, sputtered to a stall. Whe... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304, P0301
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
Thanks in advance. This 1.8 Ltr has a P0170 Fuel trim I cant get rid of. It returns within 50 miles. I have replaced the air mass sensor, fuel pressure regulator, cleaned the throttle body and have smoked out the engine for any vacuum leaks. Does anybody have ... Trouble codes: P0170 (Fuel Trim)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M92
This vehicle quit running was towed in, started after prolonged cranking. seemed to work fine after that, replace 109 relay sent car out again , Customer states car worked fine for two days then had a hard start took ten minutes of on and off cranking and car ...
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2003 Volvo C70 2.4L Immobilizer VIN: YV1NC63D74
Hello Volvo techs, I have this 03 Volvo C70 convertible that intermittently won't start. I pulled codes and found ECM-720A Immobilizer communication. Faulty signal. I have Mitchell and could not find any information on this code. I called them and they sent ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L turn signals VIN: WA1YD64B54
The vast majority of the replies suggested the hazard switch/turn- signal relay as the cause of the problem. I got a switch to install, but the customer, who had already picked up his car before I posted, reported back that the signals began to work consistent...
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WBAAE5401G
SORRY I WAITED SOO LONG TO POST OUR FINDINGS-ONE OF THE REPLIES SUGGESTED THAT THE FUEL PRESSURE OR VOLUME MIGHT STILL BE BELOW SPECS-SO WE ADDED AN OUT SIDE SOURCE OF FUEL AND THE ENGINE RAN AND KEPT ON RUNNING UNTIL WE TOOK FUEL SOURCE AWAY-SO WE WANTED TO L...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L sun roof VIN: WBADE5329V
Hello Folks, Many thanks to the 3 techs that replied. This one is a fix. I had several problems here. First problem is someone was into this roof and left out some screws that secure the roof trim panel to it's sliding rails. The trim panel sliding rails we...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBRAM3332Y
The majority of techs recommended replacement of the ignition switch. The customer has agreed to this and said he will not be upset if this not solve the problem due to the fact he has paid the dealer twice to solve the problem and it still remains. He is very... Trouble codes: 45 (steering wheel interface monitor).
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93441
Well, it's the old story of customer declined repair. All of the replies I got pointed to the harness or EDK (not MDK as orginally posted)motor. These systems are susceptable to corrosion a couple guys responded, but at this point, I may never know due to cust... Trouble codes: 118 (motor driven throttle valve sensor potent 1 and 2), 120 (pedal sensor throttle valve potentiometer).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L instrument cluster VIN: WDBRF64J41
Thanks to all who responded. This fix occured due to accident and perhaps oversight. After ordering a new cluster and waiting and testing and then being sent the wrong cluster (plenty of extra time to test) I noticed that the ambient temperature sensor was rea...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBUF80JX5
Thanks to those who replied. After checking the chasis grounds I went back to the fuse box. The starter Relay worked well but in looking at the wiring and following some thoughts from the wiring diagram, I came to the conclusion that, what's called the 87a r...
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1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WVWCAD158J
Well guys this car is going out the door the coustmer dosnt want to put the money in it to fix it Thanks for all the help on this car you all have given me great help on trying to fix the problem with this car but $$$ is the problem here Thanks again I would ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L abs VIN: WVWTH63B31
Well here comes the needed info in order to make sense out of the senseless... It seems some dough head has installed the wrong abs unit (hydralics & everything) onto this car, I get this bit of luminosity from the local farfignugen dealer... One other embarra...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, overheated before VIN: 3VWSE69M63
Well Guys i really thank every one of you who took your time to reply to my help request, all of you agree of possible defective or broken water pump plastic impeller, Customer is driven this car for now and will comeback if problem persist & will update the i... Trouble codes: 16804 (Cat system not effective), 18613 (See service manual p2181 Cooling sys performanceby obdII).
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L engine pings when an VIN: YV1AA8844L
hELLO YOU ALL, THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HELP. WHAT WE FOUND WAS THE FLEXPLATE WAS 90 DEGREES TO FAR ADVANCED.-WHEN WE RESET IT CORRECTLY THE CAR DROVE LIKE A VOLVO SHOULD. AGAIN I THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!! RICK [...] .
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L blower VIN: YV1SZ58D11
Many good replies most for evap freeze up, its possible temp probe inop causing freeze up, customer has been using heat mostly not ac one other suggestion on ccm fan failure sounded promising but customers husband and wife cannot agree on trying to fix such an...
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