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1998 Audi A6 2.8L no tiptronic or 5th VIN: AUD27543F8
THis is the same problematic Audi with no communications at ALDL connector. Had a bad ABS module, replaced and fixed ABS although still no communications. At the preliminary advice of other members, I started checking fuses, found one (#13 I think) that was fr...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E92
I have an intermittent misfire on #4. I swapped coils and plugs, miss still on #4. I have spark and noid light. It seems like it has to sit for 20-30 minutes before it acts up and only lasts for 30-45 seconds. I also hear slight valve noise. I am thinking lift... Trouble codes: P0300, P0304
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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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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L wipers, turn signals VIN: WDBFA63F3T
vehicle came in the shop for body repairs. customer says this condition happened all about the same time. he told me when it started he could use the left turn signal but not the right. and then no signals at all. wipers are inop. washers work. defrost light i...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F1V
no start, no power to fuel pump. I do not have a 5v (red/grn wire) signal at the fuel pump relay in the relay module with key on or cranking. If I manualy close close the relay coil I can get the car to start. I'm looking to see where to go next as I don't hav...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L coolant level indicator VIN: WDBRF61J02
Hi everyone This vehicle came in with the multifunction indicator showing that the coolant level and windshiel washer level low. We replaced both sensors and it still is showing that both levels are low. Do I need to reset the sensor circtuit with a scanner or...
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1994 Mini Cooper 1.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: XNNAYNBD09
There isn't a lot of information on this import. The idle is hanging at 1300 RPM with the throttle closed. There appears to be excessive fuel dripping from the injector/throttle body. The TPS is showing a linear resistance starting at 2.1K. There doesn't appea...
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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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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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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L right front door lock VIN: WVWAA63B8X
Have a 1999 Passat here orginally had power windows not worknig and right front power lock not working (power only, works manualy. Found & repaired the broken wires (was alot of water on floor) to the CCM (comfort control) module under drivers seat and that fi...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGP61J11
This car will intermitently lose throttle control and the check engine light will come on with code 16610 (p0226).We replaced the computer for ecm codes coming back and that seems to be fixed but we still have this problem with the throttle cutting out and cod... Trouble codes: 16610 (p0226 Throttle position sensor -c- circuit range/performance), 16989 (p0605 Internal control module ROM test error)
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L belt tensioner VIN: 9BWGR61J14
At idle you can see the tensioner bounce wildly and a slight rattle can be heard inside the car. When letting out the clutch from a stop the noise inside the car is very pronounced. There is no noise once the car is underway. We installed a new belt and tensio...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Cluster/SRS VIN: YV1CZ59H54
We have a 2004 Volvo XC90. The complaint from the customer was that when she slowed and went over a speed bump, all the instruments stoped working and the engine stalled. The vehicle restarted right away, all the insruments worked but the CEL light and SRS lig...
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1996 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUJA84A6T
I haven't had the car back into the shop yet to follow the tips that I received. The replies consisted of advice to remove the intake manifold and then separate the throttle body from it and clean all the passages associated with EGR flow, paying special atten... Trouble codes: P0441 (Insufficient EGR flow.).
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Trunk Release switch VIN: WAULC68E84
Thank You Antonio, The car was in valet Mode, I did not see any indication that it was valet mode. The trunk key Lock cylinder needs to be in the horizontal position for the switch on the door to work. Thank you again, I just glad I didnt spend a lot of time...
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L ride control VIN: VBAAB6408G
thank you to all that replied. the final fix on this was; i took driveshaft out for the third time. on the final repair i used a bmw factory center support mount, had the driveshaft re-balanced by another co. the little bimmmer is smooth as silk...sweet. thank...
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1996 BMW 740iL 4.4L Defrost Ducts VIN: WBAGJ832XT
I am writing to thank the men who took the time to offer their help or lack of help. Perhaps the way that i asked my questions at first impacted how it is that those people who only know how to use thousand dollars tools - replied back - use thousand dollar t...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJGAQ3V63
Considering infomation I received there is a lot of vacuum leaking problems with these engines causing P0171 and P0174 codes. I my case I checked every possible vacuum leakage source. No leakage found. Considering code will be set just because adaptations va... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean - bank 1), P0174 (lean - bank 2).
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L ABS warning light VIN: SALJY1288S
Well friends this Rover is fixed; I had to stop and think,howcome my tech was able to read code 2-14 and after replacing the left speed sensor I could not get the warning light to flash a code ? what went wrong? It turns out that my jumper cable from my new So...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA36E0P
Thanks to all that responded. I searched for the diagnostic module under the dash but this car does not have one. I disassembled the control unit box and looked for corroded wires there since there was moisture in it when I first opened it. Everything was ok. ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L battery VIN: WDBRF61JO1
thanks all for your great help...i did replace the modules an vuala problem gone... thank you.. ill be helping as many as i can..
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B12
Thank You all that replied. Ray and Syed had it. Keep it simple stupid. I had already been checking for shorts, fuse was blowing only on drive and only after a few minutes. It couldnt be just a grounded wire. While in deep thought staring at engine I saw a wir... Trouble codes: P2400, P2401, P0445, P0245, P0037, P0418.
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Charging
After checking all my resources including IATN,we ended up replacing the alt with a 110 amp bosh unit.Ran the car for 30 minutes and it charge with 14 volts 40 amps at idle. Old alt had a 90 amp rating but according to vin it should have a 110 amp alt.I still ...
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGBG77L95
Hello everyone, The first reply from Jeff was the correct answer. I searched my information system for codes, and did not have any referral to any TSB.(Mitchell) So, I have learned that I must search thru all the TSB's for driveability, to find the one fo... 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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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: WVWSR61J25
first of all thanks to everybody that took their time to reply, got some very good suggestions. finally installed brand new manifold/turbo assembly, that came with the vane position sensor. reset codes and car drives good now. I'm assuming that the use on biod... Trouble codes: 16512 (valve coolant circuit n21a temp. below control limit), 16618 (turbo pressure control limit exeeded p0234 intermittent).
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