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2000 Audi A4 1.8L Cuts out, Stall, turns off, starts ri VIN: WAUAC28D9Y
Since customer replaced an ailing battery, the vehicle now cuts out at will, intermitently, sometimes every few minutes, sometimes not for an hour or so. Not a slow die- like chugging & running out of gas, but an abrupt die-but power seems to remain on. This v... Trouble codes: P0102, P1523, P1602, P1606
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L tcm VIN: WAUJC68E64
I am not getting communication with the TCM. I am using the Ross Tech Vag-com with the HEX + CAN interface. I tried with the old red brick with euro cartridge that we keep as a back-up and it also did not communicate with the TCM. I have communication with all...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37402
this vehicle has had 2 other misfire related codes in past. only trigers check engine light intermitinly on cold start. mis disapates with in 1 minuet or so of running, asd soon as the engine starts to get warm it acts like its runnign to rich according to the... Trouble codes: P1345
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tining chain tensioner VIN: SAJDA14CY9
We replaced the secondary timing chain tensioners on this car 6 months ago and it is back with the chain noise. WE removed both valve covers and the tensioners are intact but it seems that they don't have any oil to them. They push in only against light spring...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51D53
Hi everyone i have a jag here that wont start,it had a crank sens code and another shop has already put one in.the scanner shows an rpm signal of around 200 when cranking and when im done with this i will check the wave form but im assuming it will check fine.... Trouble codes: P0335
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality
hi all. this benz idles way too high--around 1800. i replaced the overload relay a couple years ago for the same problem and it fixed it, but this time, no luck. i don't have much info on this car and could sure use some pointers before i get in too deep. idle...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L cruise control VIN: WDBEB93D2H
car came in with complaint of inop cruise control switch was physically broken and was replaced performed all tests from alldata and passed, thereby replaced amplifier. Still no cruise operation, customer said "what else can we replace" against my judgment we ...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L vaccumn servos
We need an accurate vaccumn hose diagram for this AC distrebution system. Also we need to know how to change the vaccumn servo that is located to the right of the IP pannel. The Ac works well,but the system is "locked" on defrost. This servo is broken and we n...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L chain VIN: WDCAB36E2W
This car was with a bad transfer case. Chain and sprockets were ruint. Searching on iATN I realize it is a common problem and there is the fix factory kit pn [...]. We changed the parts and assembled case. Problem is car now has a weird vibration at abo...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGAB72E3Y
This mercedes ML430 came in with bad idle,loping. Checked MAF sensor first off. Looked clean and at idle it showed 6-7g/s and would go up as high as 151g/s on wot snap. Cleaned throttle body and ran a motor-vac on it but still lopes at idle.Seems to run fine o...
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1972 MG B 1.8L Stall VIN: GHN52C2628
OK, MG techs, here's my sob story: This MG would not start due to flooding carbs that were replaced with a new Weber conversion. It then would start but not idle below 1000 RPM and idle quality was poor. I then got the car and located no compression in Cyl # 3...
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2002 Other European spyder 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ABCDEFGHIJ
This Masi has a cold start problem. It stumbles with a misfire when it is cold and seems to dissipate when it warms up after a few minutes. I could of sworn that it was a broken spark plug insulator. Like on a BMW 4.4 when it has a broken plug, just seems to b...
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L check gear box lite VIN: YS3DF58V3S
SAAB experts greatly needed :-)and highly appreciated car came in with loss of 'go forward' like low fluid. with 'check gearbox lite" "ON". car will start and drive and shift ok when it starts with the gear box lite out. one out of 8 to 10 times when i start ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L trans stays in 5th gear but will go in manual 2nd VIN: YS3FD49YX3
this car would have gone to dealer for warr repair but out due to time, any ideas would be appreciated.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M72
still having an intermittent code appearing of p0420. Trouble codes: P0420
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSP61JX3
ATTN VW techs,have this 03 Jetta TDi that was brought in for no start,have performed all test and we are stumped,Has good compression,timing belt in tact and lined up,fuel spay out of injector,no codes,will run on starting fluid,according to info vehicle does ...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LW5502S
customer complained that the car was hard to start. It refused to start for me. We pushed it into my shop and there was no spark. Replaced the ingnitor/coil and speed sensor (crank sensor) and now it sometimes starts. Fuel pressure is good, and the cam sensor ...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L heater VIN: YV1SW53D71
Hi Techs This Volvo has no function of heater or ac, the control panel is black. Scan test with PC Retriever no comunication This happened after the client replaced his battery. We have pin tested & power & grounds are good. We know it needs the control panel/...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4L Cuts out VIN: YVIRS61T63
Hello Everyone; I have this Volvo in that is being a problem. When it first came in it would cut out and had a P0089 Code, Fuel System. I checked the fuel pressure, it was low 50's. spec says it should be 54-57 PSI. I replaced the fuel pump. I also noticed it ... Trouble codes: P0089 (Fuel System)
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1998 Audi A4 2.8L release cable VIN: WAUZZZ8DZW
Thnaks for the hints. In fact it is no so dificulty to do. The solution is: Remove the lower engine cover. With long steel rod you can press on the release lever from under the car.
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L guages and diplay VIN: TRUWT28N61
I guess you could say we fixed this car , went through all the checks, wiring and and pin checks at connectors and found that we do have a fried cluster. I wonder if this VAG.com software that's out there would reprogram a cluster? We are going to buy this sof...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N21
Thanks to all 5 who replied,and offered help through emails on this car.I followed the 2 heater wires to the PCM and all looked good.I then switched the brown/white(bank 1) and brown/yellow(bank 2)(pin 4&5)at the pcm.I cleared the code and test drove,same bank... Trouble codes: P0051 (ho2s heater controll cuircuit low b2s1), P0101 (mass/volume air flow a curcuit rng/perf).
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Cruise VIN: 4USCH7327T
Hi everyone, Sorry but I bailed on this job. Most everyone replied that they had not seen module problems and that the majority were actuator problems. So not being able to with any confidence diagnose the correct problem I declined the repair, and the custome...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L temp guage VIN: SAJHX174XT
Special thanks to Jeffery, Robert, Darryl, Peter,And Patrick. They recommended double checking temp through scanner, and at thermostat. Checking cooling fan, making sure they are not staying on. Have been waiting for customer to return. Was suppose to repla...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L gas smell VIN: SAJHX6247V
I'm not sure that the gas smell complaint is fixed but we did find other problems. Stanley from Florida mentioned a service action for updated seals at the fuel lines. We found the TSB and ordered the updated seals (really an O-ring kit, p# EBC9606). Jaguar ca...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L Fuel injection block/intake manifold VIN: WDBD26D1HF
OK. So I know most of you will have your opinion of what happened, but that's fine I probably have the same. Taking off the intake was pretty much cake. I took the injector barrels off and saw what all of you were talking about with the copper rings. I took on...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L no 3-4 shift VIN: WDBEB33D2H
Hi everyone: Thanks for all the info. Most replies pointed to the vacum modulator. It should hold vacum. To test apply vacum to unit and lift vehicle. Shift to drive and one should have all shifts. About 20 in of vacum. If not replace unit with OEM unit. There...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L turn signals VIN: WDBHA23GXW
replaced turn signal switch prob.still there sent to dealer who replaced s.a.m modual due to water intrusion.this fixed concern
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Cam plugs VIN: WPOCA29831
Thanks Dave, Sevan and Robert for replying to my post. Your information was great, especially Sevan's. I pulled the right valve cover off and sure enough, the return passages were plugged with silicone. I got the loctite 5900 and new bolts and got it back toge...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L a/c heater control panel VIN: YV1LS5513S
OK. Car is gone. Pretty much I had enough with it. After the first day I kept being taken off the car and couldn't get enough time into it to try and figure it out, so we told the customer to take it to the dealer. I was leading to a control panel. I was told ...
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