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2002 Audi A4 1.8L heating system VIN: WAULC68E42
car came in with no heat problem, changed thermostat, changed water pump flushed cooling after bleeding a few times still no heat, heater hoses get hot with car running but when heating is turned on inside the car goes from warm to cold? anyone who got this pr...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACB332XS
Car came in with MIL light on. Could not connect to DME or ANY OTHER SYSTEM. Tried disconnecting the DME, ABS and other system control units to see if a bad unit was drawing down the TXD and RXD lines in the diagnostic connector, but still no luck connecting t...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L abs VIN: YBADP6347Y
Hello every one and Heeeelp. We have a 2000 528 I WGN. It originally came in w/ the abs and traction light on. Checked codes, had a 118 DME Status problem. We have Mitchell here which has absolutly no diagnostic info avaliable for BMW ABS. Sent module to Modul...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
Tech getting frustrated with vehicle. One thing that MB does when it detects a miss is that it shuts down the injector for the affected cylinder which does not allow much of a window to look at stuff before miss turns to a solid hard miss. Jim talked with Iden... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0301 (Miss-fire 1 cylinder), P0306 (Miss-fire 6 cylinder)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAC63BX1
Hello Vw tech's, we are stumped on this one:-( The check engine lite comes on intermittently, the code is 17536= long term fuel trim lean. We have checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure, air system and replaced the 02 sensor. We are using Snap-on scanner with... Trouble codes: 17536 (Long term fuel trim lean)
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Part failure VIN: WVWSR61J24
This is a high mile one owner car. This problem started to occur after the recall for the EGR cooler and pipe. It seems the updated cooler has changed the tension on the pipe and creates the failure. Any thoughts on a possible fix would be appreciated.
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1LS5542T
Hey fellows, hows it going. Not very noledgable on this volvos, so i need your help. I have a 1996 volvo 850 with a 2.4L engine. The car failed smog inspection due to high nox at 15 mph. nox are 885 ppm at 15 mph and 679 ppm at 25 mph. hc and co are neer avera...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L findind TDC VIN: YV1TS94D8Y
Hello to all and thanks in advance, I have never removed a cylinder head from this year and type of volvo,2000 S 80 2.9 non turbo. The car came in with the timing belt still half way on the gear. The tensioner was completley wasted, all the ball bearing were g...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Dead battery VIN: TRUUT28N11
Thank you all for your input. I monitored the battery draw with the Snap On Vantage all day & night. Maximum draw during this time was 0.02 amps. The engine started this morning after sitting in the shop for a couple of days, so I got into checking a couple of...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L starting circuit VIN: WBACB3325S
Well I checked the attena for the code of key ring its good I also tried to disconnect battery and let sit then reconnect and still no start. Unfortunatly I don't see to many Euro cars so I havn't invested on scan tools or up grades to current for communicatio...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53571
yes i have fix this car and you guys you be surprise . it's the clutch fan make 80% of the noise and 20% is harmonic balancer with the rubber piling out . thanks to all of you guys specially Tom from Illinois and Dan from Michigan.and for the guys who ask abou...
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1979 MG MGB MK IV 1.8L Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GHN5UL5005
This one isn't fixed yet but I did get several good suggestions.I also got some replies from people that did not read the request carefully. Head gasket issues, camshaft issues, fuel pressure and carb jetting are all things I will be looking at when I get the ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L vent temp VIN: WVWPD63B61
THANKS TO EUGENE [...] FIGURED THIS ONE OUT, I THOUGHT THAT THE ACCORDIAN WAS AN AIR DUCKT. BUT IT TURNS OUT IT IS THE HEATER HOSES. I DID THE PROCEDURE THE WAY HE SAID TO AND IT WORKED THANKS FOR THE HELP.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M42
Thanks again for your help. It appears the gas that was in the car attacked the fuel pump and either caused the impeller to swell slightly or the aluminum to corrode in the area of the impeller causing the impeller to bind and the pump to seize. I would gues...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL21J14
Thanks to all who replied. Especially Mark from Wisconsin who confirmed my suspicions that there is an updated coolant temp sensor that is green. The sensor that had been replaced in November was black. Not sure if it was a jobber or old V.W. stock. Put new gr... Trouble codes: P3081.
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