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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Surge
Audi A4(1996)VIN: [...] 1.8ltrADR(5 valve engine with manual gear box))This car has the following problem: On deceleration/release of throttle it will hunt up and down for a while until its idle stabilizes.We did a throttle adaption,We have replace...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBB28D3X
hey thanks in advance for your help. this car came in for lack of power and surging with a code for low map sensor presure. if i pinch off the wastegate acuator the boost goes up to 8 psi because the wastegate dose not open. at what psi should the acuator star...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B01
The cats on this car are not damaged and appear to be working ok...Is there an Audi tech who has heard of a Service Bulletin that corrects this problen with a software upgrade to the ECM? We understand that that Basically this means that the oxygen sensor down... Trouble codes: P0421
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2004 Audi A8 4.2L interior air flow VIN: WAUML4YE24
Customer complaint is when car is very hot interior climate control turned on it will run for a few minutes normally then the air flow will shut down. Cooler temps it is ok. We reproduced the customer complaint by turning climate control on and temp to low (an...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Trunk Release switch VIN: WAULC68E84
Hi all, I have this A4 and the trunk release button on the driver's door does not operate. The trunk will pop open when it is activated with the key fob but not with the release button. No fault codes are logged. I have gone into actual values group 005 and ca...
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBACA0209O
Hallo this BMW is giving us a bit of a headache!When it is cold and warming up it idles and runs ok.When it gets warm(operating temp or just below that,) it surges at idle, but not continually,(it will not stall but sometimes almost does), and it has a bad hes...
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1996 BMW 535i E39 3.4L lock up VIN: WBADE22060
CUSTOMERS COMPLAINT: Customer has only purchased the vehicle 3 months ago and recently he has noticed a shift falling in and out of gears at aproximatelly 60 k/m per hour (35 m/ph) ON TEST DRIVE: On test drive it felt as if the lock up was engaging disengagin...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3340Y
Hello BMW Techs This BMW sets random misfire codes and runs rough. The oil seperator and hose have been replaced and the exhaust cam sensor . I have tried smoke testing have tried a different set of plugs and crank sensor . Have also checked fuel pressure 51lb... Trouble codes: 300 (302 -), 302 (304 -), 304 (305 -), 305 (testing and results)
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Service Reminde VIN: WBAET37464
Pretty stupid . . . the diagnostic connector must be in a different spot on the 04 and newer. Need to reset service reminder - new procedure and/or new diagnostic connector location. No owners manual in this vehicle. Could not find what we need in Mitchell - w...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L ignition switch power VIN: SAJHX1245V
Greetings, all! We got a call from a customer whose Jag stalled while driving on the highway- no warning or symptoms previous, just stalled & now has no response from key other than radio. Can turn key in all positions, but little happens. Headlights work, pow...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L cooling system VIN: SAJDA01N81
Replaced radiator and have been unable to fill system. Have removed bleed valves in crossover tube and heater.still cannot get system to fill. Have read the service manualand cannot find any other reference to filling other then removing bleed valves. There wa...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L engine noise VIN: SALTW16413
Noise is only there when hot. Disconnecting spark plugs individually makes no difference in the noise. Am leaning towards engine teardown to look for cracked piston or wrist pin. Are we missing something?
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 4.2L Misfire VIN: WDBGA43E9P
car initially came in with intermittent(when very hot only)misfire/major power loss on accel. found engine wiring harness had little or no insulation(210k miles)replaced harness, plugs, ign wires,still experienced major intermittent power loss(4 cyls cut off/o...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L conv top leak VIN: WDBFA63E9S
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this SL320 in that has hydraulic fluid leaking from the the windshield area on the drivers side and it drips onto the customers leg. It appears that there are hydraulic cylinder/latch assemblies left a...
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2002 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L clutch hydraulics VIN: WP0AB29972
The car came in a a fluid leak concern from front of the car. Found that the front clutch bottle was overfilled and leaking out of the cap. Sense there is a accumulator i thought that someone may of overfilled the bottle and the accumulator bleed out. But the ...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48Z5Y
hello all, this slaab came into us with a coolant leak from the headgaskets. prior to repair, no MIL light, no driveability issue. Customer gave us the go ahead, to repair the headgaskets. went throught the repair with out too much hassle. standard headgasket ... Trouble codes: P1300
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2000 Saab 9-3 2.0L key not learned VIN: YS3DD75H6Y
Need some help with this one. We have done keys and twice units on 9-5's in the past and have a tech2 with saab software - We ordered a second key for this customer believing we could "learn" the key to the immobilizer but can not find the prompts in the tech ...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L 2-3 VIN: YS3FB49S63
While test driving vehicle after the repair I found that it has the common problem of a 2-3 shift flare. I connected the Tech2 and retrieved the TCM software information, this is where I need help. The Tech2 will not read the vin #. When I go into SPS I cannot...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L cam shaft/ crank shaft VIN: 3VWCD21C5Y
A code of 1340 keeps coming up. It says the position sensors are out of sync. There is power at both the senssors and they are both new!
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS9403Y
After warmed up oil light comes on at idle. Checked pressures. Out of spec low. Engine runs and sounds fine. No valve or bearing noises. Pulled the pan and replaced the two O-rings at the front of pan (small one was damaged) also the O-rings on the pipe from...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Lighting VIN: YV1SZ59H13
We have a volvo xc70, the customer complains of turn signals not working at times. We verified that the turnsignal indicator in the instrument cluster stops blinking and the clicking in the instrument cluster stops working. But the turn signals out side the ca...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUTC28N11
The problem turn out to be the fuse panel on top of the battery, there was a fuse contact that had totally corroded off and was not shown on any diagram as a power supply. This was something that we found independant of the ABS problem. Once we repaired this...
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L fluid change VIN: WAU2228EX5
Thanks to all, for their input. Next time i get 1 of these autos in i can have a go at servicing it. thanks again peter
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEA51C02
Well trans is in, put in fluid, and everything is ok except for 1 thing. I PULLED THE WRONG LEVEL PLUG!!! =^( looks like im doing the job over again. thank you everyone for the help, especially jason who said, "pull the level plug out while its running (un...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L Seat belt retract arms VIN: WDBEA66E0P
I found the problem by dumb luck: Evidently, one of the extender arms was out of sync and had one of the micro switches open or closed. Anyway, what I did to sync them was to manually pull both of the extenders most of the way out carefully and then turned the...
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAB81E2W
Hey, I have a new maf in the shop as well and i tried it. No change in the readings. We stock lots of oem parts witch we get from vw. I agree with you! they are junk. I did check the n80 valve over by the air box it is ok. It click's on and off during te... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMD63B03
Good afternoon Guys, As they say, iAtn rocks! Thank You so much for the replies! I had 7 already. Thanks to Glen, and Victor for the other things to look into. I Knew the vacuum was too low but I could make it right by manually blocking off the intake a little... Trouble codes: P1297 (VAG 17705 Throttle valve connection pressure loss), P0300 (Random Misfire Detected).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWWH63B03
I recieved many good suggestions and am very grateful for the input, unfortunately the customer had to get the car back before I could resolve this problem.Most replies involved checking the crank sensor.This seems to be a common issue so keep that in mind whe...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L asr/esp VIN: 3VWSE69M33
Thank you to all who responded. the problem I requested help on was for a problem with the traction control/stability system. All checks we could do and tests we could run didn't seem to help. We also had at the same time some unrelated or so it seemed PCM co...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ5648W
thanks to all that replied to my problem. the fix was to repair the pcv system as per most of the replys. thanks for the help. JIM
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YVLS5584W2
thank you for all the great info and help. after checking and rechecking the intake system for unmetered air,no leaks were found.the mass air flow sensor was replaced. a function test was performed and the car is fixed. once again thanks for all the help. all ... Trouble codes: P0171.
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