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1988 Audi 90 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WAUGB089XJ
this is my first request for help on this site so bare with me. this car is a mechanic`s nightmare before anything this car went through a 1000 hands before finally finding itself to me. it`s an electrical disaster. problem is car came in running fine after do...
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2001 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBH64B21
car came in with #3 cylinder miss firing and #3 injector circuit malfunction.we did valvejob and replaced timing belt.all problems on right side are taken car but in the process we created code p0346.we have checked every thing we can to make sure belt is on r... Trouble codes: P0346
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2007 Audi Q7 3.6L Service Reminder VIN: WE2E233211
i be waiting for suggestions. best regards.
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1996 BMW 840Ci 4.4L Vent VIN: WBAEF8327T
Hello BMW Techs:We have a vent on the passengers side (Door Vent) that is cooler than the rest of the vents by 30 degrees including the center vent on the passengers side and the passenger side door window vent. We have had this vehicle on the BMW GT-1 and we ...
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1997 BMW 318ti 1.9L steering, wheel bearing VIN: WBACG8320V
Test drove and heard wheel bearing type humming noise when driving straight and turning left, if turn wheel slighty off center to right noise will go away. Replaced right front wheel bearing, test drove and noise was gone briefly then came back, Found that whe...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACD4324W
I have a 1998 BMW 328i with 2.8L. It came to us for not passing emissions. It has been to other shops before us and they could not get it fixed. We come up with FC 253 “Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed." It also had code FC 222 “Insufficient Coolant Tem... Trouble codes: 253 (Shutoff valve vent system jammed closed), 222 (Insufficient Coolant Temp for closed loop fuel control)
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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L EWS locked out VIN: WBAEU33414
this car was a swimmer, came from another shop will not crank EWS diagnosics revealed starter motor locked out due to improper gear selection. Testing revealed no output signal from terminal #3 on 52 pin connector @ EGS control unit to pin # 6 @ EWS module ...
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1995 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L column VIN: SAJKX1747S
I can hear the moter running but The steering Column will not telescope out. It currently is in
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51C22
Hi Jaguar tech I am working on this jaguar and I retreived the trouble code P1642 with the scanner which I unfortunately didn't find any description on Mitchell On demand nor Alldata. I assume this trouble code must be associated to transmission but I want to... Trouble codes: P1642
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2001 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L colling system VIN: SALTM16421
hello every one, hope someone can help me with this one.The engine was replaced 4-weeks ago (engine noises) the replacement engine was in excellent condition.It looked literally brand new.Engine ran fine no noises,no overheating no problems at all.Last week ca...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L Soft Top VIN: WDB123456
Hello Fellow Techs. I have a 2003 Mercedes CLK430 in my shop today, with a Convertible Top not retracting. I scanned the Soft Top Module, and found a fault code B1650 Fault in soft top actuation process; limit switch is not plausible (S83/5). From what I was ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L Brake VIN: WDBUF70J03
Hello fellow Techs. I have a customer that dropped of her vehicle today, with a warning on her instrument cluster; BRAKE, SERVICE BRAKE , VISIT WORKSHOP I scanned the SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control) System, and found code C2131 - Pressure Reservoir Faulty. In...
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1981 Other European ? 174CID No Start VIN: SCEDT26T6B
I am working on this DeLorean that has an intermittent starting problem. when the car first was towed in, it would crank, but not start. A shot of carb spray in the intake resulted in it starting quickly, and continued running, although the idle seemed to hunt...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Starting VIN: YS3FD45Y34
This one is strange. After ten minutes on shutdown (car asleep) you open a door and this click click click click click noise in the center of the dash goes off for approx 3 seconds and is bugging the customer badly. Nothing else seems affected. I want to start...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L Interior VIN: YS3FB45S24
Another 2004 Saab 9-3 with the SID (Saab Info Display) I have reset these when the service was due or past due, but this car is almost due and there is no " reset service ind" on the display yet. My question is how to reset the service lights when it does not ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Starting VIN: VWVWVWJETT
TDI Z1 engine will start on ether, will not by its self. no power to glow plugs the relay up by the wiper motor with large fuse is melted had to order one. after jumping the relay the power seems to go to some sensors on the back of the cylinder head coolant f...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWDA31J6X
Has codes p0140 p0141 & p1128. Car has had light on for a while and not sure when each code set. Secondary 02 is stuck at .450 volts in closed loop at all rpms including snap throttle. Maf sensor at .298gs @ idle. leaning to replacing MAF and Both 02's, But wo... Trouble codes: P0140, P0141, P1128
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
I've been servicing this car for some time now and while it has been a very reliable and good performer it has kept us profitable with various emissions and oil leak problems over the years. Car showed up with a a code P0172 and very miserable short term fuel ... Trouble codes: P0172 (too rich)
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L 1-2 Shift etc. VIN: 3VWDD21C41
Greetings VW experts. I am just looking for some direction on this particular issue. Customer is 4 hours away, car is here at dealer and he got the $5400.00 phone call / estimate for replacing his automatic transmission. I don't typically work on a lot of VWs ...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.9L hard start at 30 deg VIN: 9BWGP61J12
problem occures at about 30 deg. f. and above glow light on for about 1 sec at most. no power to glow plugs. . at 20 deg or below glow light on for about 8-10 sec. starts fine.
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L cruise control VIN: WVWSR61J35
Vehicle came in with cruise inoperative. Test drive verified that the main switch turns the light in the dash on but the set or resume switches cause no effect. With VagCom we were able to verify that the ECM is seeing the main switch, the set switch, and the ...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5547W
I Read alot of the posts & Fixes for this Vehicle.I Expected to find bad pump. Tested pump manuaelly it works,tested relay & Swapped with differnt relay, ican make pump come on by jumping relay.Tested solenoid.Power at solenoid. when i Ground soleniod i get va... Trouble codes: 410 (Secondary Air Injection)
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L Engine VIN: YV1LZ56DIX
Hi Volvo tech's, my question is on engine and tran's R&R We removed this from the top and it was awful because of the rear drive diff., it hits the firewall all the way out. It looks as though it would be easier to remove the subframe and come up through the b...
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1993 BMW 740iL 4.0L srs light VIN: WBAGD9325P
I APPRECIATE THE TIME EVERYONE TOOK TO ANSWER MY QUESTION, BUT THE END RESULT WAS INDEED THAT THERE IS NO INEXPENSIVE WAY TO SCAN A 93 AND EARLIER BMW SRS SYSTEM. THIS IS BECAUSE THE "CHEAP" TOOL OFFERED BY PEAK ONLY WORKS ON 94 AND NEWER MODEL YEARS. I WILL L...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGK8325V
I really appreciate the thirteen replies I received on this vehicle. Unfortunately the client still has not returned for service but I am confident the problem is the electronically controlled thermostat as nine of the replies suggested and are very adament th... Trouble codes: 147 (electronic thermostat), 147 (electronic thermostat).
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Charging VIN: SAJNW4849L
Thanks to all those that responded to my help request. A good majority of you responded with checking the Harmonic Balancer as they are known to seperate, and not spin in unison with the crankshaft. This was not the case with my Jaguar. The Fix: As it turns...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEA30D6N
The distributor cap and rotor were badly worn. The carbon button was making little if any contact with the rotor. It seems to have corrected the problem. I have seen these bad, but this is the first one I have seen cause an intermittent problem. Thanks, Glenn...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Heater core VIN: WDBJF55F9T
Well thanks for all the information.We elected to go for the heater core R&R and inspect it. What we found was the recirculation door was wedged open with a pencil that some other tech for some reason had broke off in the vent.Also found signs of silicone seal...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L trans controls VIN: WDBHA23EZV
Thank you to those who took the time to help. This one is gone but not forgotten. Was hoping for a slam dunk answer to testing the module but got the next best thing. A friend had a used known good control unit on his shelf. Plugged it in, ran adaptations and ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L ignition VIN: 3VWWA81H5T
I received numerous helpful leads, but non of them cured the problem. All wires seemed good, relays working fine, ignition switch was replaced, ecm was replaced. vehicle still does not start. thanks for everyones help.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCK21C62
Fellow Techs, Most all said that MAS was frequent failure item. I appreciate learning this. New one did the trick. I graphed sensor while driving many times. Value went from 0-240 g/s, no in between. New sensor stayed in much lower range and varied with thro...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L SRS Light VIN: YV1VS2557Y
So far vehicle has not returned, it would seem that the light has not come back on...we'll see. It is hard to call this a fix but until the car returns we won't know. The suggestion that makes sense so far is that there is indeed an issue with the wiring harn...
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2001 Volvo V40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VW29531
GEEEEEZZZ... Well its fixed now. I am embarrassed to say that it appears that the issue was that the control units adaptations must be reset with the Vadis/VIDA. I had disconnected the battery for over an hour and then reconnected them with the key on as Nige... Trouble codes: ECM28, P0133 (same but OBDII).
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW61R91
As many suggested, the catalytic converter was a prime suspect, but on the VADIS repair flow chart for that fault, it suggests replacing all the fuel injectors before replacing the cat. What I then did was to monitor the rear O2 readings as I introduced a lean... Trouble codes: ECM42.
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90D71
Thank you for replies took car to Volvo turned out got wrong information from generic scan tool problem was not boost sensor! Turned out to be boost control solenoid there was not much informaton on this car in either Alldata or Mitchelle!! Oem scan tool looks... Trouble codes: P0236, P0237.
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