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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUEH24B2Y
intermittant misfire only at idle in gear & usually after 20+ minutes driving at highway speed. Will happen at times after a short hot soak 3~5 minutes & sometimes after a longer time ~1 hour. No codes, mil not on. If you're lucky enough to catch it & watch mi...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L t-belt dampner VIN: WAUDC68D91
Back today with code 17748. Checked cam timing off one tooth. Reset cam/crank timing, rotated engine by hand and came up one tooth off again. My fault was not paying attention to dampener that came off. Installed the one with the flat locking plate as used on ...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK8325V
Hey guys, I have this BMW and the only way I can retrieve codes is with the Modis with the BM1 round connector. I cannot retrieve OBD codes with generic. The factory code the Modis gave seems to have two meanings. Code 147-electronic thermostat control and cod... Trouble codes: 147 (electronic thermostat), 147 (electronic thermostat)
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2000 BMW Z3 Coupe 2.8L heated seats VIN: 4USCH93474
greetings techs- first new post in a long time here. I have a complaint of the passenger seat heater inop. Pressing hi or low illuminates the mode on the switch, but then the light/heater shuts off within ten seconds or so. I checked the resistance of both pa...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L none VIN: WBAFA53551
for all you bmw techs. please help me with this vehicle. this vehicle has a exhaust cam position fault that set ses lamb on ever second key cycle. replaced sensor. with scan tool cam sensor readings for exhaust side sensor is stuck on 129 deg. with engine reve... Trouble codes: P0365
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242X
I checked all my books, but they only show me a generic picture. What is the right connection coilpacks to cylinder? Does anybody has a detailed picture? Fax to 1/[...] or call 1/[...] Thank you guys! Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L angle VIN: SACTY15452
under accel has vibration a harsh one let of gas and its gone only thing i have done that has affecyed it is to place shims under transfer case mounts to change driveline angle but mounts are like new any ideas did this all at once no vibration smooth as silk ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11403
hello techs, this car came in today, left front side lower than right side and warning on dash air suspension fault. i took vehicle for a road test and when braking suddenly at low speeds or going from forward to reverse, it feels like the left front wheel is ...
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC 3.8L everytime VIN: WDBCA43A6D
i have this mercedes when you drive it it feels like it has a shift kit it bangs into gear evertime i have adjusted the cable control pressure the modulating pressure please help
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start, Stall, starts then stalls VIN: WDBCA35E2K
I've got this 90 420SEL in our shop and everytime you start it the engine starts fine, runs for about 1-2 seconds and then stalls. I've tried giving it fuel manually to see if I could keep it running but it still dies. Doesn't seem to be a fuel related problem...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.4L Rear end sag VIN: WDBGB34E7N
Greetings. Our customer takes a lot of long trips in this car and carries a lot of weight in the back. The car does not have load leveling and the rear end sags. He tried a new set of rear coil springs (not done at our shop) with no improvement in ride height....
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Door locks VIN: WDBGA43EXS
Door locks and trunk do not work with master switchs or remote, also windows and sunroof will not relearn with key in drivers door (windows and sunroof will not open or close with key). door will suck shut when closed. checked all fuses, powers and grounds at ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L brake lights VIN: 4JGBB86E06
Thanks in advance, Ok, Vehicle came in for malfunction ( substitute brake light right, substitute brake light left)indicated on dash. Brake lights work fine the very first time used in morning - then they go into a default mode and use the lower fog lights as ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Shift
HELP!!! My girlfriend going to kill me. Service F light was on my girlfriend car.Did the maint. Trans fluid was dark. Did a trans drain and refill.Tran fluid and dipstick MB part from IMC. Dipstick was wrong. Way too long. So I drain into a measure cantainer. ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWWTD81H7
This car has a code P1450 for AIR Injection circuit short to B+. Both Solenoid and AIR relay are getting system voltage from the FP circuit. Solenoid Valve, AIR motor, and AIR relay (when the car came in, the relay was missing and had a code P1453 for open. Cu... Trouble codes: P1455 (Secondary AIR Injection circuit short to B)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WVWMD63B3X
vehicle came in MIL on ... idles ok .after replacing camshaft sensor, vehicle wont idle when warm...idles ok when cold, drives ok at all speeds. after replacing cam sensor, misfire codes went away, vehicle was driven over 50 miles, no codes came back. Replaced... Trouble codes: P1738 (Camshaft sensor/circuit fault), P0301, P0303
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Accessories VIN: WVWND23BOY
we have a 2000 vw passat that has the automatic door lock feature that activates the door locks at 15 mph. customer would like that feature turned off. we have the Baum scan tool. can it / should the Baum tool do the job? if so, what is the coding number to de...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL21J14
Just wondering if anyone has testing info for, or a description of this code. Alldata has no info on this one. Have cleared code any will test drive to see if it returns. Any help appreciated. Freeze frame shows closed loop coolant 0 deg celsius, trims at .7% ... Trouble codes: P3081
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVGBG77L95
Hello out there, The client stated that the vehicle did not crank and did not start over the weekend. On Monday however, he was able to crank, start, and drive the vehicle to our shop. On his way, the MIL came on. Our initial findings of the codes were P0171,... Trouble codes: P0171 (Long Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Term Fuel Trim Lean Bank 2)
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3332X
Hi everyone. I fixed my problem car. I gave in and took it to BMW. They checked it and said the engine wiring harness was bad. I asked to speak to the tech that checked it since I could not find any problem with the harness myself. He said the plug at the thro... Trouble codes: 109, ENG (Eng Throttle activation PWM), 145, TRANS, 94, ABS (can incorrect data from DME).
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Control arm bushings VIN: SAJHY1545K
Everyone was unanimous is saying not to try to monkey around with this front coil spring. Many responses described how to make a suitable tool (Thanks!!) In the end we were able to borrow the tool from another shop in the area.
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L tining chain tensioner VIN: SAJDA14CY9
Well another car that is over the customer's head. They wanted a cheap fix and I wouldn't oblige. Sorry I don't have a fis but someone in a backyard is trying, I guess.
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dash back lights VIN: WMWRE33423
Well the vehicle left here but was not fixed. The vehicles lease was up & he just sent it in without fixing it. We recieved information about the rear lights coming on when the turn signals were on with the ignition off & this is normal for theses vehicles. As...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Removed transmission, found 2 bolts left out of pressure plate, found some clutch material loose, found pressure plate cracked, found flywheel had not been turned plus it was scared, put in new conversion flywheel kit from Carquest, realign shifter cables, cus...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L Interior VIN: WV2NB47082
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSP61J83
Hi Everyone. well, it's all but finished on this tdi. we plugged in our "on the shelf" injector pump (electrical connections only, with a ground strap to the engine too. and attempted to clear code, which returned instanly. thus all evidence points to a comput... Trouble codes: 17970 (qty. adjuster n146 upper limit reached), 17969 (qty. adj. n146 control deviation).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L cyl head VIN: 3VWCP21CX3
Mission accomplished. Sorry it has been so long closing this post. I had some trouble getting all the tools in a timely manner. The Beatle went home yesterday. I replaced all valves and hydraulic valve adjusters. The head and the pistons turned out to be in go...
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