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2007 Audi S4 Cabriolet 4.2L Turn signals, wipers VIN: WUARL48HX7
Vehicle was brought in by body shop. had wiring harness damaged in rt front wheel well. replaced wiring harness which went to rt headlight assembly,rt front impact sensor, and something(?) just above right air intake for intercooler. Headlights work on low bea...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Camshafts VIN: SAJDA01D3Y
Hi, Hoping to find knowledgeable Jag techs, experienced with the 4.0 engine. Another shop started this job, and the tech up and quit half way through. The block is assembled, and the heads are on the block, but the cams are not installed, and the cam caps were...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA68F5X
Car came in with MIL on. Ran fine. Had codes P0170 and P0456. Checked for vaccum leaks, evap purge valve, O2 sensor reading and everything looks OK. Found gas cap slightly loose, tighten it. Put a MAF on, cleared codes and adaptation with a Launch 431. Road te... Trouble codes: P0170 (p0173-), P0173 (testing and results)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJH82J9Y
Hello, I have a 2000 MB E320 4M. The car came in last week with a check engine light on and a battery that goes dead. replaced battery and check engine light went off. no codes found. This week vehicle came back with check engine light back on. This time it h... Trouble codes: P0173, P0170
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L ignition switch housing VIN: WP0CA29821
Why is it so difficult to work on a porsche?? Mitchell and All date don't help at this point. Dealerships favorite quote was just have it towed here.
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DF58NOV
Hello all, I have a Saab here I'm having some difficulty diagnosing. The complaint is the MIL is on with P0502 No VSS input signal stored. The customer stated that he has not seen the speedo drop out at all. I road tested the vehicle and verified the speedo is... Trouble codes: P0502 (vss no input signal)
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWTE29M9X
I hope you car gurus have some help for me. As I am out of ideas. Vehicle came in for water leak and coolant leak. No complaints about driveability. No lights on in the dash(ie mil light). Unclogged moon roof drains and replaced cooling hoses and clamps. Durin...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: WVWMD63BXX
Hello VW Tecs, I Have this passat With Blower Inop. When car First It Got in The blower Was Running Very low no matter What Speed was in. Then It stopped completely. Fan Is Good, Has Ground But No Voltage at all. Blower Resistor Was Swapped No change. Control ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low power VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Hello, This VR6 Jetta is low on power at low RPM. When the RPM reaches 3500 to 4000 RPM it then has reasonable power, but not great. When it came in it had the codes referenced below. The intake tube was off at the throttle housing. I reattached the tube and ... Trouble codes: 16795 (Secondary air injection system incorrect flow detected), 16804 (Catalyst system Bank 1 Efficiency below threshold), 16712 (Knock sensor 1 Signal too high intermittent), 16518 (Oxygen sensor B1 S1 No activity intermittent)
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L Mechanical VIN: 9BWGP61J52
After head replacement we have oil in the intake system and leaking out at the throttle body (which drips on the exhaust and smells). We also have smoke out the tail pipe if the engine idles for an extended amount of time and then you accelerate, however it di...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J55
Thanks fo your time- This vw came in for a no start cold. It acts like its trying to fire but never does. This is below 30 degrees, above 30 it starts right up. We started by putting glow plugs and a glow plug controller in, no change. Found we had installed ...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC68D11
Thanks for all the help the problem turned out to be a vaccuum line under neath the intake that was hard to see. The line ran up to the ront of the intake underneath the cover. Trouble codes: 16891 (Idle Control System Higher Then Expected), 17536 (Long Term Fuel Trim), 17544 (Long Term Adaptive System).
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1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: SAJNV5840E
I APPRECIATE ALL THE REPLIES THEY WERE VERY HELPFUL AFTER ALL THIS CHECKS I GOT TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IT HAD TO BE THE COMPUTER NOT PROCESSING THE COOLANT SENSOR INFORMATION, BUT THE COSTUMER DID NOT GO FOR IT AND TOOK THE CAR HOME. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE ...
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1996 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L abs VIN: SALPV124OT
Thank you once again, ALL the posts were right on!! The delay is from the parts (hold) order, installing a new pump motor w/ accuml. took care of all the isues. Thanks again...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBJF25H3X
The ovewhelming responses referred to faulty hoses and/or o-rings. I ordered The remaining hoses that I had not previously changed and no more starting problems. What had me stumped was from time to time there were no air bubbles in any of the lines. That happ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4JGAB72E3Y
This one is fixed. [...] hit it on the nose. It was the egr hanging open. I took it off and cleaned the heck out of it. I also cleaned out the tube. Car runs smooth again. Everything I had done to it, (coil,2 wires, motorvac, clean throttle body) helped ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L alternator VIN: WDBRN47JX2
Well i like to thank everyone who replied. I replaced the battery but the problem persisted. i explained to the customer that the vehicle might require re-programming after we r done replacing the alt. and i advised him to take it to the dealer and have them d...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Info display VIN: YS3FB49S03
Thank you for the replies. The consensus is that this is not uncommon. On this car sometimes a module will drop out when the battery is disconnected. Justin [...] suggest: "Always remove the key from the switch and let the car sit for a minute or two befor...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDE31J6X
Hi fellow staff members, I want to thank every body, especially those who took their valuable time to read my help request and send me some information. even though we where unable to fix the problem, customer took the vehicle home, but promised to bring it... Trouble codes: P0342.
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9605V
We are still fighting this Volvo between other jobs. We have checked/double checked the following: spark plugs (we replaced the customer-installed Autolites with Volvo plugs and got some improvement), replaced 5 of the iginition coils due to cracked/split bo... Trouble codes: P0505 (idle control system malfunction).
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