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1995 Audi RS2 2671CC compressor VIN: WAZZZ8CZSZ
If anyone has access to the wiring schematic for the ac system on this vehicle it would be greatly appreciated! If you do, please let me know via e mail and I will give you a fax # to wend it to. Thanks so much. Tom [...].
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L steering rack VIN: WAUFL54D6Y
Hello fellow Audi techs. I have this A8 Q that is proving to be very stubborn. Two months ago it came in with a complaint of intermittent heavy steering. verified and checked system. all checked out ok. replaced servotronic relay. Car had no problem after that...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L traction control VIN: TRUUT28N21
We've got this vehicle fault traced down to the lateral accelerometer sensor yet we are unble to locate it. Between Alldata and IATN, we have checked under both seats, behind glovebox and steering column. Not found so far. Note, we are not looking for the long...
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1992 BMW 735i 3.4L cable VIN: WBAGC4316H
can't find shift cable dealer says special order & 3 to 4 weeks any ideas on geting one sooner.
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L gas smell VIN: SAJHX6247V
I'm hoping someone has seen this problem before. When the customer fills the car up there is a strong gas smell in the car. We filled it ourselves and confirmed the problem. The strange thing is that there is no smell except for when fuel is added. The car sat...
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1995 Volkswagen Jetta Celebration Edition 2.0L Auto. Trans. VIN: 3VWWC81H9S
Amigos, I have a 95 jetta 2.0. O1M trans. I have DTC 00518 Throttle Position Sensor posted. It won't clear, reposts immedaitly. Reading the ECM I get a TPS sweep, starting at about 13% and ending ~98%. Reading the TCM Trans-08-display group 01-engine running, ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Batterry VIN: 3VWBB61C5W
This car was towed in here with a dead battery, charged and checked the battery (12.8) , checked the charging system (Charging at 14.3 when tested), Checked for drain (No drains present). We let it sit overnight (Battery tested at 12.8 the next morning) We sta...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Headlight chime/ Door chime VIN: 3VWCC21C6X
Need information and or help. I have a new bettle here, that will not operate warning chimes. With headlamps left on or door open and key in ignition. My dilema is I have no information. On how this system gets its signal and where it goes, and where the buzze...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L engine VIN: 3VWCD21C8X
vehicle came in with a hole in oil pan, locked up engine, disassembled engine, sent to machine shop, crankshaft was turned, block was align bored, new bearings, oil pump and pickup tube, head was rebuilt, new rings, after repairs she has the oil light blinking...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine/valves? VIN: WVWMA63B2X
Did a valve job on this car a couple of months ago and everything appeared together ok, timing marks ect. Car has compression on cylinder number 1 when the engine is cold, once the engine warms up car runs terribly and loses all compression on #1. We replace t...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L mil VIN: WV2KB47001
Hello All, Got this code that keeps comming up 17755 or P1347 camshaft sensor/engine speed sensor inncorrect allocation, have replaced both sensors, checked camshaft chain and still code comes back, also sometimes when cust starts car runs rough like misfire ...
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2001 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WV3AB47061
tested fuses repaired about a dozen cracked hoses, figuring that i have to have a broken or mission power lead just don't know where to look anymore. thanks Trouble codes: P0445, P1472, P0418, P0449
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWTYHGFRY
Alright VW masters, Iam DEEEEEP in this beetle. Vehicle gets towed in for lost power and would not restart... Ok, typical removed EGR and Intake manifold and cleaned ALOT of thick carbon from both (actually ended up replacing the EGR). Also replaced the fuel f...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Tire Pressure Monitor VIN: VGCM67LX4D
Hello Guys and Gals, This car is displaying Tire Pressure MOnitor Fault, I have cleared codes and they return . This after they changed some tires, I suspect they damaged the sensors when mounting tires. Customer wants system disabled, owners manual states whe...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg 5.0L Charging VIN: WVGZZZ7LZY
this is a touareg with 2.5 tdi turbo diesel engine. the car was brought to the shop to replace the coupling part number [...] that moves the alternator. the alterantor turn free and there is no play in the engine gear that power or turns the alternator th...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K45
I have been unable to find much information on this code. I have viewed the camshaft sensor waveform on a lab scope and it appears uniform and normal. I have also scoped a voltage wave for each injector and again they all appear normal. I cannot find any type ... Trouble codes: P0016
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1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YV1DX884XF
This car is killing me. Volvos are usually pretty simple and not problematic, BUT this thing is possessed. The car first came in as a crank no start. teh battery was very low, so a new battery was installed. The car fired right up after battery replacement. T...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, NO UPSHIFT VIN: YV1RS61T03
The symptoms are that it bogs and loses power when accelerating, under 1/2 throttle or more it won't upshift until you back off on the throttle some. Right after or right before it shifts it surges (kind of like a mild version of hitting the rev limitation). W...
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L incorrect 3rd gear ratio code VIN: YV1CM91H34
We have a Volvo XC90 T6 AWD with a transmission problem. The owner had it in ther mountains a little over a week ago when the check engine light and the message screen indicated transmission service urgent appeared. He stated the the vehicle was very sluggish ...
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1984 BMW 318i 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBAAK7401E
Thanks to all that replied- the rebilt DMEs (yes two in a row) were faulty!! We installed a good used DME and co levels droped to 1.2% with o2 disconnected- .3% connected. That's the last rebuilt control unit for me!! Greg and crew
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L windows mirrors VIN: WBADM6340X
Thanks to all who responded. we found one of the male pins in the chassis harness corroded to the point where it broke off into the door wire harness in the door jam. repaired the connection and now all appears ok. Thanks again. Jeff
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WDB1260221
Thanks for the timely replies...we ended up getting all the engine and frame numbers to turn into the Bar. This Vehicle just had another NEW Referee label installed to replace an old one. seems the engine had been changed.. etc..etc. We are a consumer assistan...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Engine VIN: WDBDA24D4G
Thanks to all that replied to our request. We found that the timing chain tensioner was stuck-in when reinstalled. The noise was traveling up and appeared to be coming from the valve train. when we removed and cleaned the tensioner it worked properly when rein...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L air bag VIN: WDBHA28E9S
We never could get the light off. although we did find out that the customers brother had tried to figure it out and he may have set the light. we had to send her off to the dealer. After about four calls to the snap-on modis tech line, we got the ever more co...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L instrument cluster lighting VIN: WDBHA28EXV
car had bad bulbs in the cluster. the filaments were flopping around inside the bulbs. i am now humbled. got the dealer bulbs [per replies] and all is well. small bulb identification is dicey in the first place; i don't think there is an ISO standard for them ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J12
first of all thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. we have tryed every suggestion with no luck. with this benz we end up resetting codes, and we drove the car for 30 miles at part throttle (the the car only acted up on wot). the car runs a lot b... Trouble codes: 2050 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire), 2056 (twc damaging misfire).
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L maintenance VIN: WMWRC33433
All agree it is a good idea to change the "lifetime" oil in the Mini's. Recommend changing the oil to the customer. She will be back next week for a transmission oil service.
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L front washers VIN: TS3FB49S03
Today we put a new wiper motor in the Saab. It fixed the not parking issue as expected. It, also, as I was told it would, inexplicably, fixed the washers not working complaint. Thank you very much for your help.
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1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L battery VIN: WVWJD4310P
The most common advice we got was to check the door panels for breaks in the wires, suspecting a component not giving the correct voltage or ground to the window control module under the back seat. We checked the wires in the driver's door hinge area but they ...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Starter VIN: YV1LW5573W
Well,it looks like this is a normal condition. I just got the new starter today(ordered a specific brand) and everything is working normal. In the meantime I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why I had battery voltage to the starter in the key:run p...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: W1VS2555YF
Thanks for all of the responses! As of right now, the customer has said that they will go back to the dealer to clarify whether or not the software upgrade was done earlier this year. They believed that they paid for it, but the paperwork is unclear. Trouble codes: P0014 (Variable Valve Timing Control Valve), P0420 (Catalyst Efficiency).
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