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1998 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUCB28D7W
Techs: I really require some help with this one.. Vehicle came into shop on hook, customer said that a loud clicking developed & engine lost power (misfiring badly/light flashing)could restart, but was undrivable due to misfiring. my basic checking included a ...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDH68D31
Hello all, I have an Audi, that's driving me nuts. This car came in a month ago, with catastrophic failure due to camshaft tensioner failure. Bank 2 valves bent. I replace bank 2 cylinder head. Both tenioners and chains, timing belt, etc. Originally machine sh... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air Inj Bank 2 Flow too low), 16684 (Misfire recognized), 16685 (Cylinder 1 misfire), 17537 (Bank 2 LTFT too rich), 16717 (Knock sensor 2 signal too high), 16688 (cyliner 4 misfire)
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2008 Audi A6 3.2L ignition switch VIN: WAUDH74F18
THis car came off of the tow truck, they had to pull the parking brake fuse out to disingage the p. brake, and manualy override the shifter to set it in N. Shifter manual override got broken due to that action:). now sitting here with no start, had to recut th...
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1987 BMW 316 1600CC Excessive Emissions VIN: WBAAC51090
hello everyone i have an old 316 BMW which we bought as a wreck,and we are trying to assemble it, i need vacuum hoses diagram for caburetor,emission control system. if anyone can suply the diagram it will be very apriciated thanks in advance
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L hvac VIN: SAJAV134XG
This Jag won't change temp no matter where the knob is set. Occasionaly it will change on it's own but with no regularity. The air modes and blowers seem to work properly. I have tried to adjust the amplifier with no change. I can power the servo from the ampl...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJFA24C4Y
hi guys specially jag techs, today i've got an xj8 model year 2000 , a very intermittent , you can drive for 100 km before it acts up with the problem, mil on, dtc in generic obd 2 p0121 , goes into limp mode, fail safe on display plus trac not available-- t... Trouble codes: P0121
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: SALNM22203
The Intake manifiold assy with motors was replaced due to rattle of VIS intake flap. I noticed that the fuel system adaptation was uneven from b1 to b2. The Autologic scan tool had a message that the "reset adaptations" function should only be performed if cer... Trouble codes: P1639 (Throttle position adaptation), P1569 (cruise control signal line)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition key VIN: SALME11403
Hello everyone, I have a 03 RR in the shop and the key won;t turn in the ignition switch, mounted in the center console. I stick the key in, the steering wheel unlock motor activates, but not the solenoid in the ignition lock. I removed the ignition switch a...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD 3.0L engine VIN: WDBC820A08
Hello benz-guys. So impressed of the result with my previous post with another mercedes that i decided to try with this one. this car is giving me trouble. (I'm a bmw fan, not MB) so the first complaint of that car was SMOKE... lot of smoke... so i went with r...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.8L seat belt light VIN: WBBEA28E1P
Seat belt light flashes and dome light stays on when you get into car and close either front door. Continues to do this even after you buckel up and start car. Only stops if you shut off car and leave either front door open. We don't usually work on MB, and no...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L upper vents in heat mode VIN: WBGA33E7SA
The customer complaint now is not enough volume of air coming out of the center vents in heat mode. I have verified this, specifically when you set the temp wheel up a bit you can hear the fan running, you can even turn the fan to the manual High mode and very...
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2005 Other European ForTwo .7L abs VIN: WME4503321
2005 Smart Car ForTwo ABS light on. We have Snap-On Modis and can retrieve some information. Does anyone know how to get information to repair ABS light on issue? Help!
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L No Start, No Communication VIN: YS3ED48EXY
Saab came in for scheduled maintenance. We noticed the SID message "Replace key battery" so we made sure the customer knows about it before any work started. Also noticed a good size oil pressure switch leak and the customer decided it should be replaced. (no ... Trouble codes: P1460 (Immobilizer code from TWICE incorrect or missing)
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB45S03
hello and thanks to all in advance for the help. ive got this 03 saab 9.3 turbo with the check engine light on with code p0455. this is the large evap leak. this is a car from a used car dealership so i cannot talk to a "customer". the first thing i checked wa... Trouble codes: P0455
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Oil Pressure VIN: WV2YB0259H
after heads replaced oil light came on, changed oil to 15-40 per iatn posts, light went out then no issues untill replaced sender because of oil leakage. now with new sender oil light comes on while driving or at high rpms. as soon as vehicle comes to a stop o...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L reverse VIN: 3VWSA81H4W
Vehicle runs good in all forward gears normal operation. When you put the car in reverse and back up there is this constant clunking sound coming from the transmission, the faster you go the faster the noise. Wondering if there is any hope for this one or shou...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWDD21C6Y
I have this 2ooo New Beetle in my shop with the A/C inop. When the system is turned on there is no power going to the compressor and the clutch won't kick in. I can't seem to find too much info on Alldata regarding the testing of this system. Do I have to scan...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B22
well V.W wizards please bear with this long post!! i have this passat keeps seting p0441 evap code.first of all i smoked system many times all is fine went through each line checked for plugs and leaks none run basic setting #70 fails o2 deviation during faile... Trouble codes: P0441
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L drivetrain VIN: WVWRR61J35
This vehicle came in with a deep thunking noise while running especially when the clutch pedal is depressed. The noise/vibration is there with the clutch released but not as noticeable and the engine rpm has to be increased in order to hear it. The noise is es...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1LW5724T
Car Runs just fine for about 20-30 seconds, then starts choking and cutting out, and then dies. If you hold your foot on the throttle when it starts to cut out, you can keep it alive and it will rev up high and start to cut out again. If you are driving the ca... Trouble codes: 133 (O2 sensor circuit slow response bank 1 sensor 1)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L hard start VIN: WAUEA88DXV
Vehicle is not fixed. Thank you all for your suggestions ,but maybe I could have posted it better. Some mentioned the vacuum being low, but we live at 10,000 feet above sea level. Others suggested MAF but it would not affect high fuel pressure. We have 78 psi ... Trouble codes: P0102.
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Coolant temp gauge VIN: WAUEH64B11
Sorry for the late response. the customer finally returned with the car. In the interim I hooked up to an '01 A4 and took comparison readings. This car was dead cold and had ambient and coolant temps of 17C. in the G62 sensor in group one engine. The group 17 ...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: TRUWT28N21
WE DIDNT SPEND TO MUCH TIME ON THIS PROBLEM , AFTER GETING ALL REPLAYS FROM TECH ON IATN.WE RETURNED CAR TO COSTUMER , AND HE IS GOING TO TAKE IT TO DEALER TO , FIX THIS PROBLEM. THANKS TO ALL TECHS FOR HELPING BROTHER IN NEED.
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L No 3-4 shift VIN: WBADD6325V
I'd like to thank Jim [...] and the former BMW Tech from Michigan that called me(I forgot his name). I decided recommend that this vehicle be taken to the dealer. Being as I don't have the right scanner or the knowl...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf CL 1.8L oil pressure light VIN: 3VWEKD1H6T
I would like to thank everone who replyed to my help request. It ended up being the sensor we installed on a previous repair. We had thought is was an oil tempature sender but in fact is was the high pressure (1.8 bar) sender. It was located on the oil filter ...
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1999 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWBA31J2X
Sorry for the delay, but we had to send this one to a dealer. The dealer said that they did not have communication with the PCM and that they found a blown fuse and a broken wire. I did have communication with the computer and none of the fuses were blown when... Trouble codes: P0725 (Engine speed signal a/t controller signal), P1857 (Data bus powertrain missing message from engine controller), P1850 (Load signal error message from engine controller).
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L engine VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Sorry for the delay,I was waiting on the customer to verify it was fixed.I want to thank everyone who gave their input on this monster.I had tried several different things to fix this problem but in the end I think the one that made the biggest difference was ...
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