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2000 Audi S4 2.7L 1st and second shift VIN: WAUDD68D6Y
this audi was taken to the dealer, and they wonted to ruplace he transmission at a very high cost. this customer wonted a second oppinion. when you try and shift it into 1 and 2,and reverse it is very rough. it is rough even with the engine off as well as on....
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1987 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: WBAAE6402H
Im not not very well equipped for bmw. I have no scan tool for them but this is a good customer and Im trying to help him.Problem is intermittant.Some times vehicle will crank for 30 seconds or more before starting then runs fine once it starts. Or it may star...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBNG75J21
after we took the car from the retail shop we took the car home and tried to crank it but it didnt crank,(they didnt wash the car only detailed it from the inside)we tried to scan the car with the vedes with the short test,it showed alot of fualt code like ESM...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L oil leak VIN: YS3EB59E33
To all; I have this Saab with an oil leak. It seems to be coming from the turbo and ending up running out of the intake pipe over the throttle body, the making a huge mess around the engine. It does not smoke or use much oil. I have done the crankcase vent upd...
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle 1600CC Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
Help! Usually have no problems with these aircooled VW's but I have ran into a weird issue that I need to put out to IATN. Customer brough in a nice 71 beetle, ran ok, but needed valve adjustment, tune up, etc. Carb was basically wore out, throttle shaft loose...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Electrical VIN: WVW6547764
Towed in no start, has fuel delivery, no spark. Coil was cracked in number of places, rest of ignition looked good. Have power to coil. Installed new sti coil and cranked over. At first no spark still, cranked a few more times and got a lot of smoke from ign...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M01
Hi could really use some help with this one loosing hair fast. This car came in with a hard start in the morning/ cold the costomer says that it was fine all winter and then when the temp got to about 50 he had trouble starting in the morning. in the past we h...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B64
Vehicle came in with check engine light on. W/ vag-com retrieved codes as listed. MITCHELL HAS NO INFO, Finding this a lot lately. I have activated secondary blower to confirm operation. All seems well. If anyone can help it would be great. Thanks Nate Trouble codes: P1423, P1411, P1176, P1177
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2006 Audi A6 3.2L service message VIN: WAUDG74F16
Thanks to all; Mark [...] was right on the money, I borrowed a Launch from my tool dealer and it worked great. Thanks Again, Artie
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA76E4S
so far i have replaced both throttle bodies. checked harness for damage , harness is in very good shape. also replaced throttle control module with known good unit. did not change symptoms. customer has taken to mbz tech that works at dealer so he can run fact... Trouble codes: 15 (module faulty n4/1).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Struts VIN: WDBNG75J8Y
Thanks for the help. ordered the repair kits for $100 each and both tools for about the same price. after that it is a pretty easy repair. Special thanks to Pat for sending instructions, Ben for suggesting labor times, and Steven for pointing out that alldata ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L compressor not engaging VIN: WNBNG75J42
The fix on this benz is rem: compressor as the customer does'nt want to pay for a brand new compressor. I also replaced the receiver drier and the three prong pressure sensor switch. I got 12 replies and I appreciated all of you from my bottom of my heart. Wit...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBKK49F83
THANKS YO ALL WHO HELPED CLEANED MASS AIR SENSOR INSTALLED OEM O2 AND THAT DID IT BOB Trouble codes: P0130.
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1989 Other European Countach 5.2L water pump VIN: ZACAO5A6KL
Alright! Fixed. So there is an update seal for the earlier cars. This seal positively does not work in the 25th. The recommended countach seal setup doesn't (or at least in my application) provide enough preload on the outer ceramic impeller seal to... wel...
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2003 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Cuts out VIN: WPOBA29983
Dear Friends, you would not believe what was wrong with this 911 (996). Yes, we ordered a new computer (DME) and coded it, but we still had the same problem under FULL load (Pedal to the metal). We took the complete airbox (airfilter housing) with rubber boot ... Trouble codes: P0638 (DVE fault position deviation).
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2005 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Electronic VIN: WP1ZZZ9PZ4
THANKS TO ALL THAT REPLIED. EVERYONE WAS RIGHT, WE HAD A BAD SENSOR. REPLACED IT AND THE LIGHT WENT OFF. THANKS AGAIN ANDREW
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L no kpwr through trans VIN: YS3FB49S23
thanks for all the help and suggestions. as it turned out internal wear caused excess fluid leakage causing the trans control unit to shut down the trans after 2 blocks of driving. we gave the customer the options and he went with a used trans with a $280. gua...
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1990 Volkswagen Vanagon 2.1L Unknown VIN: WV2TB0254L
Thanks for all your help guys. This network is great. The van is "fixed", although there was nothing wrong. As most of you said, the front just does not have A/C. Talk about a wild goose chase! Thanks for taking the time to help.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWRA29M5Y
Found vibration coming from inside engine. Custmer declinded any repair
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1AA8845M
Gentlemen We have this car fixed with the help of the many people who took their time to write with different ideas, all very helpful. Many wrote about a warm air type flap door in the air box. We were unaware of this feature and tested it. It was ok but thr... Trouble codes: 231 (lambda adjustment / chech intake manifold check fuel pressure), 232 (same as above).
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2005 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CM59245
Thanks to all for the prompt replies. I was able to borrow a Launch X431 and that got in without a problem. Even though my Genisys is supposed to be CAN capable I guess there are a few holes. Thanks again, Artie
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