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2000 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC28YA0
alright, this is a nightmare, this car will intermittenly stall whenver it wants to, on accelleration decerlation, idle, you name it. i have checked for codes in the system, and pulled out a b+ motronic code, along with a secondary air code. that's all in the ...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L electric park brake VIN: WAUML44E54
Well, I've got this A8 in need of rear brake pads, When I eswtimated it I didn't know it had electric parking brakes. So the question for all the Audi guys is . . . Can the piston be pushed back with out using the VAG scan tool? Or will it cause damage? Will t...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Air Bag VIN: SAJHX1249W
Hello Everyone. I am not sure why I have this jaguar in the shop. It belongs to a friend who bought it recently at auction. The problem is the air bag lamp is on and Also the charging lamp will come on at times. I have checked the charging system with the lamp...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBAB93A9B
This 300TD runs like a champ most of the time, but sometimes under light accel the engine seems to lack fuel delivery and sputters and dies. If you wait a minute and restart it it sputters and then runs great until it does it again. Engine temp does not seem t...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L draw VIN: WDBHA29G9Y
Good day folk! I have this c280 that keeps going dead after a few days. I Checked the car for a draw, after letting it sit for 1/2 hour with my vantage I got 53 milliamps. This is acceptable in my book. Has anyone seen this before? 1 year ago we replaced the i...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Starting VIN: W2DBRF61J8
this request is for you Mercedes guys this mb has a very intermittent no crank . the one time it happened to me it FELT like the ignition switch did not do it's thing , and i don't belive it's the starter . of course it hasn't happened again . i saw several t...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L no clutch pedal VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
Any advise greatly appreciated! Customer brought vehicle in stating that the manual trans. would hardly pull vehicle which we verified with ease-it would hardly move to pull into the shop. We replaced the clutch/flywheel assembly with an OEM clutch/flywheel fr...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L head lights VIN: WVWMD63B5X
I have gotten this passast back and I know very little about vw's.. customer complains that his wipers, head lights, turn signals and a/c ouits working when it rains. i have only checked fuses ok leave sit for a day inside every thing works until rain. any ide...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L codes VIN: WVWZK63B64
Hi guys and ladies I have this v8 passat here with ck eng lite on. codes eng p1624 18032 mil request signal active, Then auto trans code p0741 17125 torque converter clutch; stuck off/no oower being transferred. I can not find much ino on either code . If clea...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L brake, abs light intermintly VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
Hi Volvo techs I am a dodge guy but thought I would try something new. This thing has an interment problem. At times it works fine other times mill comes on, brake light comes on abs light, and traction control all light up, tach quits working, ac quits. I ch...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L no start VIN: YV1SZ58D31
hi guys, towed in this v 70xc wagon yesterday, reg. customer, no previous problems with this car. charged battery to make sure that it had full power, can only get generic information with my modis,( thanks to volvo) no codes ,no ff, when i crank the engine ov...
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS94D61
this volvo came in to check for mil light on. there is no drivablity problem. we found the code p1330, our scan tool does not show the description. the car runs and drive perfectly smooth. i don't want to erase the code before i know the description. i appreci... Trouble codes: P1330 (unknown)
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L Sunroof VIN: WAURD68D01
Thanks to both respondents. David was the guy with the answer I wanted to hear. The unit is NOT scannable. Seems dumb to me, but that's the way it goes. Based on the probability of the switch failing, I ordered one in and so far so good. Thanks!
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1987 BMW 325e 2.7L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, hard start VIN: WBAAE6402H
Thanks to all, IATN works! A sticking fuel pressure regulator was the rich culprit. I finally caught it with a presure gauge installed. An intermittant fuel pump problem was responsible for the extended cranking portion of the repair. Thanks again for those th...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L seat belt pretioners VIN: WBAAM333OX
checked power and ground at airbag srs module under rear seat. on mitchel onley shows one power and one ground, in good condition lights a test bulb through the ground crt. phone line works, I can talk to it. stuck an ohm meter in the pretetioner crt. readings...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.6 2.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBDA29D8K
I replaced the fuel distributor his morning. Some further testing showed that the pressure differance between the upper chamber and lower chamber of the fuel distributor was zero. After purging the air from the system and allowing the car to reach operating te...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L slip/ limp VIN: WDBJF74J61
Thankyou all very much for all your advice and taking the time to try to help. This vehicle has been driven by a lead foot for three days now, with zero complaints of transmission issues. I did find fluid leaking at the trans connector pass. side front of tran...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Electronic VIN: WMWRE33444
Thanks again! Simple fix, as mentioned by the repliers. It was mentioned that low refrigerant could be the culprit on this and other vehicles. That 'light bulb' went on when I pulled the vehicle in for repair yesterday. When I had initially checked the vehicle...
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1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur 6.7L rack&pinion VIN: SCAZN42A7G
Got 4 godd replies. One suggested a salvage yard; Crewe Cutters in Oregon[...]) Pnone # is a fax, so I faxed them what I needed, but never heard back, so I guess it's a no-go.For reman., Bentley of Zionville, but no phone#. Atlantic Enterprises in S.C....
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DF75K43
I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON CARS FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND HAVE BEEN FOOLED BY THIS CAR. WHEN IT DID GO INTO NO START MODE I CRANKED THE ENGINE OVER AND SPRAYED CARB CLEANER IN THE INTAKE TO FIND THE CAR TO START. RECHECKED FUEL PUMP AND FOUND NO PRESSURE YET COULD STI...
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