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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 56XD548652
this vehicle came to me from auction, at first it wouldn't stay on, and i had the P1545 for throttle body (i think that's what the code is for)so i cleaned the throtle body, tried again and this time the car stays on (very low idle, you have keep your foot on ... Trouble codes: P1545
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oiling
New vehicle to this customer. Oil every where underneath. Cleaned and added dye, highest concentration running down oil cooler lines. Can't see the source of the leak without a bunch of disassembly and customer needs an estimate before authorizing any repairs....
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L wipers VIN: WBADM5340Y
Hello BMW guru's, We have this 528i That after windshield was replaced the intermittent wiper circuit comes on when switched but just one wipe. You can change speeds and will come on just one time. It does have a rain sensor. The dealer is telling us that it h...
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB3343Y
Hello All, Looking for help on this BMW X5 has an intermittent hesistation. When it does hesitate the MIL flashes and P0300 is stored. We have replaced the spark plugs and PCV hoses due to holes in hoses. Other than that the problem is so intermittent I'm not ... Trouble codes: P0300 (multi-cylinder misfire)
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1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L No Start VIN: 107044-12-
I have a classic gem here. 1980 450SL with low miles. The car obviously sits mostly but the customer does drive it about every 2 weeks. For the last 6 months the engine would crank and not start. Good spark but no fuel. If we spray carb cleaner in the throttle...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L (EC) button light on VIN: WDBFA63F8V
Hello Mercedes techs. the (EC)(economy) button light on the climate control comes on at times while driving without touching it.it canot be shut off ether by pushing the button. then after a while its shuts off by itself. No codes set. I have charged the AC sy...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L seats, sunroof, cruise control VIN: WDBHA24G3Y
Hey, I need some suggestions on this C class. I've got an intermittent electrical problem with seat adjustment, sunroof, and cruise. I have not seen a particular pattern with the failure yet. You can get in this car and the seats may work and they may not. If ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK47F8Y
Hello Friend I have this 2000 Mercedes SLK 230, Kompressor, 2.3 engine that came with a Engine Light on, checking the System with a Modis I find Code P1235 Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store code i try to clear the code and it came right back, i r... Trouble codes: P1235 (Recirculation Flap Signal Output Current Store Code)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBJF65J82
I need some help with this one everyone. Car got towed in for a no start. Customer said he went to get in car and key wouldn't turn. We got it and the key will not turn, steering wheel is locked, and gear shifter is locked. What is weird is that with the key o...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Lighting VIN: WMWRE33412
Could not get the vehicle to fail but it does it for the customer and will at times not work all day. The right headlamp is the concern and has been checked at another shop and proven to not be the igniter or the bulb by swapping sides. The previous shop ultim...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Timing chain/Balance shaft chain VIN: YS3DF58K72
This Saab came to our shop for a whirring noise. It sounded like the timing chain and per a tsb the hydraulic tensioner was checked. It was above 15mm so we did a new chain, guides and tensioner. The balance shaft chain, tensioner, guides and sprockets were re...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L popping noise VIN: 3VWVL81H9V
The customer has complained about an exhaust rattle & popping/rattle on deceleration, worse cold. We replaced the catalytic converter (broken inside causing rattle) but he still complained about the popping noise/rattle on deceleration. We then replaced the re...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWSP29M81
i have this jetta 1.9 liter and the tach does not work and at the same time that the tach stoped working the oil light stayes flashing .the alternator is chargeing at 14 volts and we have changed the engine rpm sesnor that sits in the block beside the tranny u...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L ignition lock VIN: YV1LZ56D4Y
Hi Volvo guys, I have a 2000 v70 cross country in the shop,and the key is stuck in the ignition lock,and actually it still works to drive the car,However it is in the position(when off)that defeats the shift lock. I'm sure someone has seen this before...I hope...
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1999 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L no start VIN: SAJKD6047X
HELLO ALL AND THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP. WELL GUYS I DONT CURRENTLY HAVE A FIX BUT I HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF WHAT IS GOING ON. FIRST OF ALL THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE A COMPLETE LOSS OF POWER TO ALL SYSTEMS IN THE CAR WICH MEANS NO LIGHTS, NO CRANK, NO START, NO INTERI...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WABEA3007J
Thanks to all that responded. This car is finally running. I adjusted the air/fuel meter by one turn of the screw ond it ran great. Thanks again.
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L antena/headrest VIN: WDBEA52E0P
blue wire did the trick thanks,saved me lots of time.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L srs system VIN: WDBRF61J41
Found bad ground wire for drivers side knee air bag broken. Repaired ground wire, recoded module, light out.
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L abc VIN: WDB2304751
The replies I recevied were good but I had already checked for leaks in thhe system wirring and connections .One mention of the pump from LMV class that reminded me that the check valve and regulator or in the pump and do give the type of problem I am having.W...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L starting VIN: YS3DD58H81
Thanks for the tips guys. I went thru the procedure in the TECH 2 and it worked perfect. The only thing that thru me, was when I learned the original key, the fasten seat belt light never changed. I tried the procedure a few times, then moved to the next key, ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on, P0411 VIN: YS3FB49S13
It's fixed !! As several respondents suggested, the one-way check valve was stopped up, so the pump's output went that far and no farther. I had checked airflow at the valve inlet, but not at the valve's outlet. Hey, it was quarter of five. I didn't think the... Trouble codes: P0411 (S.A.I. Air pump System).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L fuel pump VIN: YS3FD46Y63
thanks Guys Greg and justin hit it .. the fuel pump relay is behind the right kick panel, you have to remove the lower door step panel then pull the kick panel back towards the rear of the car. once I found the relay and verified no voltage, I located the ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L turn signal fuse VIN: 3VWSA29M7X
Thanks guys for your responses. Jay and Butch nailed it on the head with the 4 Way Flasher. Replaced w/ a factory unit and it hasnt blown any fuses and the mixed signal is now normal. thanks again, Ivan
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L battery going dead VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
sorry guys, I kicked this one to the dealer. I had already way overspent the time I might have got paid on it, and we weren't willing to start guessing. The only thing I can add is there were no codes (I do have VAG)...I hope I hear back from the customer wh...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Hesitation VIN: 3VWST81K86
we replaced boost pressure sensor and let customer have vehicle back. He has driven it extensively,over 1,000 miles, and tells us that the vehicle is fixed. I personally did not have time to drive it after installing the sensor as it was late on a friday and c...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS55O8R
We solved the problem late yesterday. It turned out to be the only individual power lead from the battery, located under the pos. terminal with six others, all connected. High resistance dropped the voltage erratically to 5 volts.This is the power side of both...
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