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2002 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E02
Hi all. This was handed to me. Shop took car to install used engine, customers family are regulars. Aquired a used genuine 02 A4 Quattro 1.8 turbo from local salvage (So they promised) and in it went. Would start, but VERY hard to start. found code for CAM SEN... Trouble codes: P1530, 17700 (MAP controlled engine thermostat circuit open)
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L power shut off VIN: WBABM334XY
car has aftermarket radio and large boom box subwoofer and amp in trunk which is the first thing i totally disconnected. customer reports this problem began shortly after having these ridulous "upgrades" installed. cluster will stay on displaying milage and th...
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1974 Lancia INIEZIONE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 8204170062
sorry guy's but i just need the valve clearance for this old girl & there is no info anywhere. the engine is a pushrod type. please help regards andrew
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L motor VIN: SALTY1245X
Differential was removed and replaced now vehicle will not come out of park and the key will not come out of the ignition. This has caused the vehicle not to crank. If you disconnect the gear shifter you can manually shift the gears through the tansmission lin...
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1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 sl 2.8L no 3-4 upshift VIN: 113.044.12
this car has me stumped, shift indicater has 234 so i think it's a 4 speed. at 60 mph im running 3000 rpm and still have engine braking. feels like it should shift one more time i can find no info on this trans or the wiring. has 2 pressure switch (external, 1...
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 2.8L Rear mail seal
Gentlemen, I was brought a gray market 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL with a rear main seal leak. The procedure for this repair is to remove the engine and crankshaft, but the labor guide only lists 7.2 hours. Is it possible to change the seal from the transmission ...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L engine compression VIN: WDBDA28D8H
Low compression on cyl's # 1&4 ( 75 & 50 lbs) even after repairs...cyl's 2& 3 have 175lbs...check for cylinder leakage...virtually none after repairs...manually collapse lifters and compression is good until engine is run and cools down...new rockers, new MB l...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Unknown VIN: EB28EXNB58
Need some info on this car, first of all the blower motor runs all the time with the key on will not change speeds on hi or low or auto. blower motor will turn off with key so Im think this is caused by a bad blower regulator the owner said it always did that ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L lights a.b.s. e.t.s. e.s.p. VIN: 4JGAB54E5Y
i'm totally lost on this one another tech first checked it out then i got involved. the vehicle has 3 lights on a.b.s. light e.t.s. light e.s.p. light all on all the time i have a assenmacher retriever and it did not give me a option for abs codes (is there a ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L steering lock VIN: YS3FB49S54
i have this saab coming in for repair early next week and want to get a jump on it.every so often customer states steering wheel wont unlock.this car has been at the dealer for three weeks and they have replaced the steering column lock twice.i just wanted to ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Starting VIN: WVWPD63B92
Hi, I hate to ask on this but it seems there are limited avenues. I have a 2002 Passat with a known ECU failure, I have obtained a used ECU, same part numbers, I have verified the coding (soft code) 0016501 which is the same in both ECUs. I have immobilizerII...
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Charging
car came in with a dead battery, after replacing battery checked charging system and found alt putting out 14 volts.Ran car for two minuites and voltage started dropping to 12 volts.If you turn off engine and restart alt charges and then volts starts to drop a...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBG77L95
Hi gang, This car will fall flat on its face when accelerating. Not everytime however. As I continue to drive the idle gets worse. Eventually it feels like it wants to stall, but never does. Then the check engine light comes on and I can really feel the misfi... Trouble codes: 16555 (Fuel Trim Bank 1 Lean), 16558 (Fuel Trim Bank 2 Lean), 16684 (Multiple Misfire detected), 16685 (up thru 16690 cylinder misfire)
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Throttle Responce VIN: WAUJC68E4A
The car is fixed, has been driven for two weeks. The fix was replacing the throttle body, no joy from cleaning it, or running adaptation in basic mode group 060+063. Suggestions were pedal sensor which the customer installed with no change, cleaning the thrott... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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1985 BMW 735i 3.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAFH8401F
THANK YOU EVERYONE. I SMOKE TESTED THIS CAR AND FOUND A VACUUM LINE LEAKING REPAIRED THAT THEN CHANGED THE PLUGS AND DID A FUEL INDUCTION SERVICE AND ADDED 44K AND DROVE THE CAR ABOUT 40 MILES. IT DID MUCH BETTER BUT STILL ACTED UP EVERY NOW AND THEN BUT CHAD ...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L fault code 59 clutch actuation clutch dynamic VIN: 412JR14279
Sorry to say we could not fix this car. We believe the smg transmission lost it coding from setting over the winter & battery went dead. The car is being taken to a BMW dealer. Thanks to the members that responded.
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Starting VIN: 5UXFA53543
Yes its fixed, took the recommendations of our members and got a new key, all seams fine. Thankyou. Bob
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1997 Other European DIABLO 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: ZA9RV37B1V
Special thanks to Steve from Florida who took the time to send info on the Diablo engine controls. This code deals with the cam and crank sensor being in sync. I have not been able to get the car back to the shop yet, I will post a follow up when that happens.... Trouble codes: P1310.
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1997 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo 2.3L High, low beams VIN: YS3CF68M7V
Well this one is down the road and as the vast majority of responders said changing the big red headlight relay was the answer. I was thinking thr orange relay which is so often bad on these was controlling the hi and low switching but evidently its just the f...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L timing belt VIN: YV1LS5510S
Thanks to all who responded! Install used motor because all of you confirmed my suspicion of the valves being bent. Thans Again Thom
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