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2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUTC28N11
this tt came in with an ABS light on, we found a 00668 supply voltage terminal 30 16-[...] outside specs using vag-com. This is a hard code that comes back imidiately. We checked power supply and charging voltage with no problems found and a chrging voltage...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Coolant temp gauge VIN: WAUEH64B11
Car came in for unrelated service and we noted coolant temp gauge inop. Using VAG-COM scan tool accessed ECT readings from PCM and verified normal operating temp readings of 97C. Accessed instrument cluster measuring block group 003 display one showed ECT read...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B02
car presented with these codes plus #4 & 5 misfire. Deleted codes test drove approx 10miles. Code 19760 returned, car idles and performs flawlessly. Check of database fix suggests cam timing off. Removed VC's cam and crank are on. (Yes I have the special tools... Trouble codes: 16399 (exhaust cam adjustment Bank 1), 19760 (exhaust cam/crank position Bank 1)
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1967 Jaguar E -type 4.2L oil leak
When idleing vehicle to sync/adj. carbs a significant oil leak has developed coming from the front of the motor. It appears to be coming from the area between the lower edge of the cylinder head and the upper area of the front timing cover. On the left side it...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: SAJKN6240V
high guys, this vehicle has come from another shop after failing an emissions inspection. it has high CO readings. the previous shop had installed 2 new NTK O2 sensors. we have found the sensors to be fixed at approx 200mv, with a burst throttle reading of app...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Battery draw VIN: SAJJA41C4Y
Battery drains down after a week of sitting. The draw starts out at 1.6 amps and gets lower as time goes on. After pulling all fuses nothing helped except the one for instrument cluster. Removed trim and unplugged cluster and the drain goes to 20 milliamps. Wo...
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L slow refueling VIN: SALNY22254
The car refuels very slowly. The problem came on suddenly, according to the customer. Alldata has sparse information, though more is available by looking in 2005 information. As far as we can tell, all the valves in the top of the fuel tank are working corr...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L doorlocks VIN: WDBHA28EOT
Hi to all,I was in the need for some imput on the locking system I cant find much on alldata, what is happening is front drivers door will not unlock with key but will unlock when you put key in trunk lock and turn the passenger door doesnt have key lock. I wa...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L rear brakes VIN: WDBHA23G4W
Help!!! I stupidly took in this car, because it is a longtime customer and they just bought it. Ok here it goes, Customer's wife drove w/parking brake on and fried the rear brakes. We did the usual repair, the rear rotors, calipers, hoses and pads. Since the f...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Accessories VIN: WDBJFXWA69
Customer complains front windows and front seats don't work. All fuses are good. Can not communicate to pull codes. Is this a common type problem?
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 5.5L ride control VIN: WDBNG73J21
ok here we go. new customer came in because he has his rear end saging down. now the left rear is saging much more then right rear. only codes i can pull up are c1525. also c1504 steering angle sensor but thats because the aligment is off by a quater of a turn...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz Vito 108 2.2L Air Back VIN: WDF6380942
We replaced a combi switch at this Vito. We had to remove the steering wheel and clock spring. After we replaced the switch the SRS light stayed on. I can not scan the SRS system. I can scan all other systems in the car. We can not find the SRS fuse because we...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L hazard lights VIN: YS3DF78K02
Hey, any Knowledgable saab techs, hopefully can help me with this one. hazard lights randomly stay on even with switch in off postion. and tried disconnecting the switch, and light went out, gave customer car and ordered switch, they did same thing even before...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Limp Mode VIN: 3VWRC86746
So, I adjusted the knurled nut up all the way on the vnt and road tested, no change. I tried it all the way down, same thing. It has great power for a couple runs through the gears then, poof...limp mode. VNT does move freely with vaccum pump. I was looking... Trouble codes: 17965 (Charge pressure control Positive Deviation)
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1LS5558V
This 850 presented with an intermittent "turns over, won't start" No spark, No injector pulse, No camshaft position sensor signal. On one occurence car started WITHOUT camshaft position sensor plugged in! Three re-starts later car failed to start, plugged in ...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L air bag VIN: WBACA5318P
Big thanks to all who took time to reply. The verdit is I will need a factory scan tool on this one. Instead of opening my tool box drawer, I will have to open my check-book drawer.
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1995 BMW M3 3.0L No Start VIN: WBSBS9328S
Checked roll over valve in right rear fender liner and hoses going to tank.Fuel tank vent valve was working as was supposed to.Charcoal cannister was rerouted by right front headlamp because car was modified with a supercharger.We pulled cannister to inspect a...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACC9320V
Thanks everyone for the information. Looks like this is a slam dunk! Confidence is much greater when selling a very exspensive job with information like this. Customer has the estimate and said he is going to let me know. So at this time things are on hold. Th... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat. converter efficiency).
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 3-2 down shift VIN: WBAFB33571
Thank you to all that responded. We finally replaced the valvebody with solenoids. We are convinced that the soleniods fixed the problem. We ckecked over the old valvebody finding everything in order. We then road tested the car and the ecm adapted within ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37482
All replies gave me the confidence to jump right in and do it! Our local dealer would not offer any assistance because the vehicle was too old. the replacement of the throttle body and engine harness fixed the vehicle. Thanks to all ! Trouble codes: 115 (throttle range adaption check), 135 (limp home adaption plausibility).
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L Misfire VIN: 108.18-12-
I took the advice of most and installed Bosch points and condensor. The old points were also Bosch and did not have very many miles on them, about 5,000. I think the Pertronics setup is intriguing, but with so few miles being put on this 280, the replacement p...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SE 3.8L Hesitation VIN: WDBCA32C4F
Thanks to all who responded. Car is fixed and running great. Martin, Alain and Giuseppe nailed it. Fuse on top of relay was blown, replaced fuse and runs perfect. Simple repair but easily overlooked when not familiar with car and frustrated. Thanks again Tom ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WDBJF65J82
OK guys, this is what I found. After many miserable hrs. of diagnosing. I figured something was shorted or another module was pulling down the eis module. So I started pulling fuses and under the rear seat, I pulled fuse 15 and the entire car worked properl...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Engine VIN: 3VWTG69M51
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my help request and subsequent summery and E-mails! The consensus was pretty consistent. There are two basic issues with noise generating problems with the VR6 motors, one being the timing chain tensioners ...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91H73
Thanks for the input guys. Based on the recommendation of Bruce in NC, we have offered the customer the option of replacing both the front and the rear on the left side. Thanks for the input on this one. Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 circuit Bank 2 Sensor 1 air fuel ratio sensor).
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