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1989 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: ZARBA5648K
This car is driving me crazy! Please help! Performed valve job (heavy smoke # 2@ 70psi) replaced all ignition cap rotor wires plugs and etc... idle co are high as well as hc's-car will idle fairly well- but when driven it has a bad hesitation off idle and will...
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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on, LONG TERM FUEL TRIM VIN: TRUWC28N61
Attn. TT specialists. I have a tt that has me scratching my head. Came in with a complaint that it starts hard in the morning. The check engine light is on. Pulled codes and found the P1127 code for a rich condition. usually symptoms of a bad maf. checked maf ... Trouble codes: P1127 (fuel trim bank 1 mult system too rich intermittent)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Angle Sensor VIN: WAUED64B21
I have this A6 Quattro. Using vag software I can not get the steering angle sensor to calibrate. I login with 07497 and code 06397 the ABS module accepts the coding and I move on to steering angle sensor calibration and it won't work. I am following the instru...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L shifting? VIN: WAUJT64B92
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a strange problem on this Audi. Under light to moderate acceleration, it has a slight slip (for lack of a better description, I'll call it a slip) at faily regular intervals. It feels like the engine has a...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WB4DD6324V
I need some help with this one. look up codes in mitchel and alldata not there . does any body have a way to check out these codes for the cats . i have been told bmw when setting these codes to replace the cats but before i replace thelm i want to confirm .an... Trouble codes: P0430, P0420
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L battery VIN: SAJMY1743L
This vehicle kills the battery in 2-3 days if not started and recharged.Doing the current draw test revealed that we had an excessive draw.We tried to isolate the problem by pulling individual fuses but after pulling all the fuses in 3 different fuse panels we...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D1Y
This car came in with check engine light on, no other symptoms were obvious. I pulled code 1584 ( oe specific, throttle fault). Mitchell has no info available, and my snap-on scanner only lets me use universal obdII to access data and there is not much there. ... Trouble codes: 1584 (throttle fault detected)
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280GE 2.8L Recirculation air flap VIN: WDB4602321
Hi folks, a little unusual help request, I guess. For SC bypass, I want to use a recirculating air flap out of a 2001 SLK. ( the flap is in a 170 447 xx as well ) Part no [...], VDO 408.224/001/001 Unfortunatly I have no idea how the control signal for ...
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1997 Saab 900 S 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD55V6B
Thank you in advance for your time.I have a Saab with a slow response code.I graphed the sensor and it looked slow on my genisys scanner.Replaced with a new sensor and same code reappeared. I read on the archives about most Saab o2 codes are from vacuum leaks ... Trouble codes: P0131 (Bank 1 sensor 1 slow response)
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Im hoping some of you are more familliar with the new style 9-3 than I. This vehicle came in for some normal service tires etc,but also a complaint of a poor run. The conditions are upon a cold start after sitting over night the engine will run rough at first ... Trouble codes: P0300
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L cooling fans VIN: WVWUK63B33
cooling fans turn on before engine is at operating temperature and will continue to run even after engine is shut off for approximately 10-15 minutes. If engine is restarted after fans shut down in 2-3 minutes they turn back on repeating the same pattern. With...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L cam timing belt VIN: WAUED54B8Y
A BIG THANKYOU TO BRADLEY, FRANK, DON, MARK, VICTOR, TIM CHRISTOPHER, KEN AND STUART FOR REPLYING TO MY DELEMA THEY WERE ALL RIGHT ON THE MONEY WITH THE PULLEY ALIGNMENT ISSUES. WHAT I FOUND WAS THE TENSIONER PULLEY HAD STACKED TOLERANCES BETWEEN THE BEARING I...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA01D21
Thanks Donald you were exactly right. Apparently we somehow flooded it while trying to start. We tried holding the pedal down to clear flood but still no start. Removed and cleaned all spark plugs and started right up and runs fine. It really sounded like no c...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB72E81
I thank you all that sent help replies. I had already tried the battery disconnect with no change in the condition. I found no vacuum leaks and tested the MAP and it was good. After discussing the problem with the customer, he stated that the vehicle had idled... Trouble codes: P2034 (cam sensor fault).
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L sid, radio VIN: YS3FB49S44
Thankyou for replies. I was not able to get any info on the error message. Tried replacing SID first with no luck. Replacing the radio to corrected the problem. We will not be jump starting any of these cars anymore.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L key programming VIN: 3VWRC29M7X
Thanks to 7 replies ! You can program the keys without scanner. Turn the existing key with remote on ,lock with 2nd new key from outside at D/S door lock. then push the unlock button on the remote to confirm will unlock vehicle by giving some tone or turn sig...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE29M1Y
DOH!! The fuel pump fuse had been removed by the other shop!!! Don't do what the customer ASKS for- FIND OUT what they need!!! David, Glenn & Joe all tugged on the ring in our noses and pulled the damn horse to the water!! No fuel pressure?!?! DOH! No power to...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Transmission VIN: YV1FA8850L
Hi everyone. Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, though, I don't have a definate answer to the question. I got answers saying that it would be no problem and answers saying that there would definately be transmission damage. we have dealt with Volvos for o...
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