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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L Engine Misfire VIN: WAUBG74D3W
Hey Audi Techs, I've got a problem child A8 that I can not figure out. It has been passed around to 3 different Audi techs prior to me and none of us can come up w/ anything on this vehicle. Customer states that he was driving and then the engine began to m...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
car has had these codes for a few months, customers complaint of rough or late shifting, codes are 17125 and 18032, on test drive with tester hooked up I can see the TC will stay open and not start to regulate a 30 mph. I've seen the posts that say that the TC...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D9X
Hello group. I need a little assistance with this Audi. I have a major evap leak code and I can't see any problems. We are a Mercedes repair shop that is working on a Audi for a good client. I tested the gas cap and it passed leakage test. The gas cap is after... Trouble codes: P0455
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Electronic VIN: WAUED54B91
Hi Audi technicians, We have this A 6 2.7 T with the brake pad indicator light on. We have tried everything and no go. What is the proper way to reset the brake pad sensor light. I know sometimes they have wiring problem after the pad sensor. Thank you for any...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L SRS light VIN: WAUED64B11
This Audi came in with SRS light on. Customer said it came on a few weeks ago during a cold spell as has not shut off. We checked for codes and came up with 65535 (internal control memory failure). We could not clear the code and could not find a fuse that fee...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L engine VIN: WBADD6321V
This is a 1997 bmw 528 with 136k miles on the clock. The customer complains that the engine tapets( lifters) make noise in the morning for no more than 15 secs. I red the document that said it is normal, but this guy is very picky. Do you think that if I chang...
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1989 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L Ignition VIN: SAJHY1547K
This car came in by tow. I had never seen the car nor met the owner prior to then. The owner called me from his car and told me that he was unable to shut the car off, that when he turned the key to "off", the motor kept running. When the car arrived, he had e...
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Charging VIN: SAJNW4849L
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 1990 Jaguar XJS that I have been married to for the past few weeks, as I have taken care of some service and maintenance repairs to bring it up to par, and make it road worthy. Today, while I was test driving the vehicle (in hope...
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2002 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L ignition switch VIN: SAJDA03N72
Car came in, customer complained of no start at times. Was afraid to turn car off for fear of not starting again. We brought the car in and car started right back up, no problems. Then tried to start again = no power at dash, no response at starter, but we do ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: SALME11433
The blower motor does not work. Customer claims he had this once before when he had a cracked windshield. He had the windshield replaced and then the blower motor started working again. Now front windshield had a small nick\crack. Will this disable the blower ...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Leak at plug. VIN: WDBBA45C8F
This one sounds simple, but is a problem. On the passenger side of the transmission just above the transmission pan rail is a plug. It is staked in with three peen marks. It is the only leak on the trans and I can not find any seal listed nor do I feel like di...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Heating VIN: WDBA28D9HF
this car came in with no heat. If i disconect vac hose at swicth over valve 5/1 or heater control valve it gets hot. the hose is good but i dont know what controls it or how to test. if i move the temp control dial at the dash there is no vacuum change at the ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA30EXN
I inherited this vehicle form another tech. 1 month ago this vehicle came in with mil on and code 17. This vehicle displays codes with led underhood, no data stream. At that time it was defined by ALLDATA as O2 sensor signal implausable. Found O2 heater open c... Trouble codes: 17 (Unsure of proper description)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK200 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB2083442
Dear All, This Mercedes has me foxed! It repeatedly stores P2036 code relating to Secondary Air Injection. Customer only complains of MIL on dash and has no driveability complaints. My understanding of the system is that the supercharger is used to blow meter... Trouble codes: P2036 (Secondary Air Injection Air flow too low.)
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3DF58K12
customer a once in a while customer. tow in kids car, car will start then die 10 seconds later, will restart and do the same thing. touch the gas it will stumble and stall. took 5 attempts to drive it in at idle. do not have proper scan tool so im going generi... Trouble codes: P1110 (air bypass)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L alt VIN: WVWPH63B31
car came in a month ago with a no charge condition and we checked the "d" wire and it had 8 volts so we replaced the alt and it charged. the batt was tested and we also voltage droped the charge wire and ground on the alt and when it left all was ok now 1 mont...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Interior VIN: YV1LW5518S
hi all techs this car came in with all(warning)lights in dash staying on even with key out. when car is started all lights go out like should, turn car off lights stay on pull key out and stays on. removed d+ wire from alt. all lights go out except srs, abs,...
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2000 Volvo C70 2.3L air bag VIN: YV1NC53D6Y
hi Volvo tech's, this car came in with SRS lite on ,was in front ender but no air bag deployed. The codes are 116 and 133 with no definition available on scanner or Alldata. Does anyone know what these codes are or does it need to see the dealer. Dealer is 5 h...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L whistle VIN: 1F25GH7857
I think the most likely reply that addresses this noise involves the mid driveshaft bearing. The noise is only when the car is cold. The customer has not returned the vehicle for repairs so I don't have an answer. Sorry.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L door locks VIN: 4JGAB75EX2
HI GUYS MOST OF YOU WERE RIGHT WITH A GOOD SCANN TOOL YOU CAN CHECK STATUS OF MICRO SWITCH POSSITION UNFORTUNALLY MY 10K MODIS WITH EURO SOFTWARE DIDNT SHOW ME THIS FEATURE. WELL MY FRIEND FROM MERCEDES BENZ DEALER GAVE ME A HAND WITH HIS FACTORY SCANN TOOL IT...
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1993 Other European GOLF III 1.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ1HZP
thanks to everyone that assisted me. Found the cat to be partially clogged from customer driving long distances with misfires.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L low power VIN: 3VWSE29M7Y
Hello and thanks for all the replies. The customer decided not to fix this vehicle. It is the kid's car and they were not interested in spending lots of money on the thing. There were many good ideas in the replies. Most had to do with a bad timing chain o... 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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timing VIN: WVWRP61JX3
Thanks for the information everyone. What we discovered is that you must set the injection pump with the crankshaft mark that is ATDC then set the cam at the TDC mark. After doing this the car starts easily and runs well. We set the injection pump timing wi...
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