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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4D0907551A
WE REPLACED THE ENTIRE EXHAUST W/ AFTERMARKET AND IN SHORT ORDER {200 300 MILES } THE CUSTOMER WENT TO THE DEALER WHO LOST THE EXHAUST JOB FOR SERVICE AND A MIL ON . THEY FAXED ME THE RO. AND SAID BOTH CATS WERE DEFECTIVE AT THE SAME TIME . I ASKED FOR A REFLA... Trouble codes: P0422, P0432
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L turbo VIN: WAUED54B8Y
hi all, thanks in advance for your help. recently replaced both turbos on this 2.7 a6 audi due to large quantities of engine oil in both intercooler systems and smoking heavily while driving. disassembled pcv system and inspected for sludge build up none found...
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2001 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUML54DX1
Vehicle came in with P0150 AND P0130 both front O2 sensor malfunctions, also had random misfire codes for cylinders 5,6 and 8. (bank 2).I replaced both front O2 sensors. Now code for #2 bank sensor 1 comes up quick. On the VAG in Basic setting group 33 #1 look... Trouble codes: P0150
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L Draw VIN: WBAGB4310J
this vehicle has a draw of 300 ma isolated to fuse #30 of rear distibution box also noticed power window swith illum on always. L/f door stricker switch broken. How do you isolate this switch as cause?
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2000 BMW 750iL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ03464
We have managed to get this car through NYS inspection, but the check engine light keeps coming on. We have not been able to reduce the fuel trim to within specifications. The car runs fine, idles smoothly. It seems to take at least 3 drive cycles for the ligh... Trouble codes: P0174, 01>27
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L trans VIN: WBABN33412
Once I clear the trans module immediately I will get a hard code of 34 and 60 once put in drive. I look at data screen and it shows input of [...] celcius. Also shows the shift lever position. won't go more that 1/4 mile without going in failsafe mode. Als...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E9R
Hi gang. I keep getting ECT codes on this benz and I don't know why. The problem started after I replaced the insturment cluster with a used unit. Ever since then the car has consistently set code #3 and #5. It sets an adittonal code every so often but it is d... Trouble codes: 03 (ECT Short circuit), 05 (ECT intermittent contact.)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WDBGA51EXS
hello iatn members we'll working on a 95 s500 mercedes, car came misfiring on the left bank and we found that the ignition control module was bad after testing. we released the car. custumer drove for 6 mos., and in between that time, the car broke down in ano... Trouble codes: 19 (fuel injectors open short circuit or self adaptation in lh-sfi control module. n3-1 at limit.), 24 (crankshaft position sensor defective from ignition control module.)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L abs light VIN: WDBHA23G6W
Hey folks, Have one here that every time I resolve one issue another one pops up. Customer came in with an abs and bas/ets lights on. Pulled codes C1025 (CAN communication error) and C1311 (Switchover/soleniod valve open circuit). Tracked that problem down to ...
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1964 Mini SPRITE 1200CC Charging VIN: 64HAN7L368
can anybody help me get a starting and charging electric diagram for this monster!
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1997 Other European DB& 4.0L Windows VIN: SCPAA2128V
Hi, DB7 with a power window problem - left side. Replace window ECU - Now window will move but with each push of the switch, eighter up or down, the window will move only about half an inch. One touch operation is not working. Window will also only go up if th...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Accessories VIN: 3VWSE69M33
Hello everyone,any help on this would be appreciated,I have a 03 volkswagon passot that came in with the radio not working(factory radio),it displays a station when turned on but does nothing else,we sent the radio in & had it repaired,the radio tech said ther...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Cuts out VIN: WVWGCM77L2
This vw has no codes and it will die when ever it wants to. I know that there are several updated wiring harness, for this vw. I dont know which one he has had done. This is how it acts when the problem acts up. Driving,a pattern will acure, the stalling will ...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUED28D1X
Most replies suggested cleaning the throttle body and resetting the throttle body using a VAG capable scan tool. There was an applicable TSB for this condition. Cleaned throttlebody (which wasn't too dirty) and attempted to reset the throttle body with vag c... Trouble codes: 1545 (Throttle angle potentiometer / throttle actuator).
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D9X
I would first like to thank all the members who replied to this post. Several replies indicated that a after market fuel cap can cause problem even though the cap passed pressure test. I got some helpful advise from some members that allowed me to run a pressu... Trouble codes: P0455.
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Torque converter VIN: WAUYP64B71
We had 10 responses in @ 24 hours from coast to coast. Every one said it was the torque converter internal seal (o-ring?) failing intermittently. Timothy in North Carolina had an 02 A6 that would fail like ours - every 50-100 miles. Kyle (California), Barry (M...
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2002 Audi S4 2.7L timing belt VIN: WARD68D72A
THANKS TO EVERY ONE, YES WE WERE USING THE TOOL TO HOLD THE CAMS. WE DID LOOSEN THE CAM BOLT AND PULL THE CAM GEARS OFF.TO THE FELLOW THAT SAID IT WAS A BIGNNERS WAY TO CHANGE A TIMING BELT BY MAKING MARKS ON THE GEARS, WE ALWAYS MARK ALL OF THE GEARS AND THE ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Misfire VIN: 4JGAB72E2X
At this point the vehicle appears to be repaired. Customer has been driving 3 days without a problem. I should have insisted Jim do the gear adaptation before posting for this concern but I guess I was tired of listening to the complaints and took the easy was... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random miss-fire), P0301 (Miss-fire 1 cylinder), P0306 (Miss-fire 6 cylinder).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L left front marker light VIN: WDBNF83J53
I ordered a socket and bulb from dealor $15.00 it came with pins and plastic, the OE bulbs had different resistance, but the real fix was the 194 inside the headlight i looked for burned bulbs but hard to notice a 194 burned when you got a headlight on, i don'...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L no movment VIN: WMWRC33413
well the problem i have is i dont do in house repairs and the snap on scanner gives info but not enough to do a good investigation. this is a good customer that i would rather send to the local mini than do a trans and not be able to relearn or have it be an c...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWPD69M71
Hey Guys, Most of you were right on with the &@+!* Mass Air Sensor. I learned a new trick from Mathew [...] using the percentige of engine load to diagnose this problem. Slapped a new sensor in plase and the numbers became all as they should be. Thanxs ... Trouble codes: P0172 (too rich).
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire VIN: WVWAC63B21
First i would like to thank everyone who responded to my help request. No one responded that has ever had a car do what this one is doing. That is firing the coils on #2 + 4 cylinders when their respective pistons are at bottom dead center. Most replies ment... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (Cyl. 1 misfire), P0303 (Cyl 3 misfire).
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61JX4
Thanks to everyone and especially Jason from California who gave me the exact location of the relay. I pulled the relay and tested it using a snap-on relay tester. It failed 8 of 10 times. We installed a new relay and two days later the customer says no CK Eng... Trouble codes: 18009 (Relay for supply voltage termnial 30 Implausible signal.).
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