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1993 Audi 90 S 2.8L AC/Heat selection VIN: WAUBJ58C4P
When the temp control(center knob) is in the cold position, the right (position) knob works fine. Wherever you put the control, i.e. dash vents, feet, or defrost, all works fine. When you put the temp control on hot, air blows from the front vents only, and wi...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L signal module VIN: WAUYP54B01
Here is a strange one. Car came in with no turn signals, but hazards were fine. Replaced the combination module in the dash and the signals now work, but the module makes a erratic buzzing noise when the signals are not applied, with no buzzing when they are a...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L coolant flow/water pump VIN: 4USCC8322S
need help from all of bimmer experts, vehicle came in w/ compaint of running bad and overheating. Found coolant in cylinder #2 and of course low coolant level. Valve seats leaking on head so replacement head was installed along w/ new radiator hoses,t-stat, an...
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHY1745N
Im working on a 1992 Jaguar XJ6 Soverign. It will not start. After doing a full tune up the vehicle will not start. The firing order is correct, and the vehicle ran fine before the the tuneup. We replace the ignition coil and the crank position sensor. Help!? ...
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1994 Land Rover Range Rover County LWB 4.2L Suspension VIN: SALHC1344S
1994 Range Rover LWB This vehicle shakes violently when hitting a bump at speeds above 50mph. The car was originally one with air suspension. The previous owner converted it to coil springs. The shaking is literally the front axle jumping up and down off of t...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5L Vibration VIN: SALNE222X3
This vehicle has a hard vibration at about 20-25 mph at medium throttle. It goes away as quick as it appears. It does seem to get worse with more throttle. I think it is an engine miss(even though there are no codes and it only happens at 25mph) and my boss th...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWVA81H7W
Hi All Kind of puzzles here. Working on a 1999 2.0L Jetta, that runs/idles great when cold, after running for about 1 minute is will start to sputter and cough, sometimes even dies. Restart in right away and it will sputter,cough etc... if you let if cool down...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWPD63B4X
Hi Fellows, so we have the car . The dealer send us a ABS module 8E0 998 375 B or Bosch No. 1 273 004 285. According to this VIN : [...] All the 3 codes with ABS & red BRAKE light are gone , except the Traction control light & now we have this new...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21CC8
car came in cel misfire #4. had spark injector pulse,found #4 injector leaking vacum when smoked intake looking for leaks. replaced o rings then replaced coil from another car same misfire code. all this happens at idle obove 1500 car runs fine. ran a bottle o... Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWAF63D94
car came in had a broken arm to the intake runner replaced arm @cleard code p0308 302 306 305 307 came back car will miss ck comps 170 car has injector pulse spark is ok timing belt is on i removed intake and insp no problem seem. Trouble codes: 16684 (p0300 / 17951 p1543/ 1758 p1172 /17987 p1579), 16691 (p0307), 16686 (p0302), 16689 (p0305), 16692 (p0308), 16690 (p0306)
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L warning lights, gauges VIN: YV1AS8806P
This one came in with no instrument lighting, temp gauge reading low. After removing inst cluster found only one lighting bulb, burnt out. Installed 2 bulbs, still no inst lighting. Put in new voltage stabilizer and temp gauge worked find. While trying to figu...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L Heater fan VIN: YV1LW5579W
When driving with electronic climate control on, temp controls low, A/C on, fresh outside air coming in, The heater fan will shut off after a few minutes @ highway speeds. When I slow down fan will start coming back on @ 25mph & be back to normal speed @ 15mph...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SALME11424
THANK YOU FRANK, SLAWOMIR, AND ETHAN FOR THE QUIK RESPONSES. I ORDERED FIRST THING THIS MORNING FROM ROVER PARTS. THE PARTS QUY WAS NICE AND THEY EVEN HAVE A DEPOT IN RENO. THANK AGAIN TO IATN. ONE OF MY BEST TOOLS.
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L headlights VIN: WPOAA09448
The car fixed it self. My customer told me to get a used motor but I thought I should wait a few days before ordering since the car had been sitting for months. He called and said it was working, I guess the contacts in the motor cleaned themselves. Thanks fo...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L control panel/compressor VIN: Y53CD68U3T
Oren, my thanks , you were dead on the money. Replaced the ac relay with a "b" type relay and everything works great now. 40 deg. temp and all systems function properly. thanks again. Ed
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L tailgate unlock motor VIN: WVWSK61J03
Hi: Customer has not rescheduled for another look. Comments were to check drivers door switch, possible bad lock module or convenience module, microswitches on trunk latch. Thanks to Tim, David, Jason and Nic.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on
Thanks to all who replied. We had cleaned the egr and throttle body previous to this post. We drove the vehicle with a vacuum gauge inline with the egr vacuum line and a lab scope to the wire going from the solenoid to the ecm. When the fault finally happen... Trouble codes: P0401 (low egr flow).
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