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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED28D0X
Complaint on the car was it wouldn't start intermittently when it was hot. It always has started for me. checked for codes came up with all codes shown,but no check eng light. Check for bulb check, doesn't come on. I assume the bulb is blown, but haven't pulle... Trouble codes: P0113, P0103, P0118, P1141, P1129, P1127
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B6Y
audi tech, please help. car came in with 11 trouble codes, left side coils (cylinder 4,5 &6)all contanimed by oil. replace valve cover gasket, coils, spark plug connector, plugs. now only cylinder #4 misfire. vagcom misfire counts about 45 on block value 16 on... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire detected)
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L slipping. trans code VIN: WAUJC68E85
customer will be driving along and the shift selector on the dash will blink then the trans will start to shift badly. (limp mode?) got a shift selector switch from the dealer and replaced it. dont see any other switch on the trans. is it just a bad trans?
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L tcs VIN: WBACC0325W
aloha, i have a tcs light coming on with codes 101,102 throttle value actuator (min or max value exceeded). launch scan tool shows choke seting at 71%, can anyone tell me specs and procedure for setting this
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCH9337X
This is for all you BMW guys out there. This car is kicking my butt. It came in with p1397 cam sensor b failure checked signal found bad sensor. replaced both sensor (as i always do) car was fine for 1 day then came back with same code. check signal agian foun... Trouble codes: P1397
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33581
Hello all Sorry if this is a little long winded, but here goes. This vehicle came to us from a use car lot. They purchased it at an auction so there is no repair history. The complaint was the check engine light is on and runs poor. It was at another shop bef... Trouble codes: 33 (A camshaft position actuator circuit bank 1)
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT63412
I suspect a mechanical cam timing issue but am not familiar with this two cam sensor setup. The exhaust cam sensor code & check engine light come on (after clearing) usually after 2-3 drive cycles, sometimes the light will turn it self back off (for a while). ... Trouble codes: P1397 (Exhaust Cam Sensor BMW/Manufacturer Code 18)
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHD6046X
This Jag would go into limp mode with transmission fault light on once every few months. Now it will do it once every week or so. If you shut vehicle off and wait a short minute, you can start it and drive off like nothing was ever wrong. That info comes from ... Trouble codes: P1111 (systems check complete)
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1975 Mercedes-Benz 300D 3.0L Belt VIN: 115.117-12
This car eats alternator belts. Original complaint was a squeel when starting. The belt was quite loose and it didn't seem to fit down into the pulleys as far as it should. Like it was riding more on top of the pulleys. The owner said he had just had that belt...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L won't shut off VIN: WDBCB25D2G
Hello. I got this diesel in for a trans shifting problem. Originally I checked the vacuum going to the vacuum modulator and found it pretty low. 8 inches. I figured it must have a small leak causing it to shift hard into 2nd. After checking some lines the vehi...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 3.2L vario top,interior,wipers VIN: WDBKK65F31
CCM N10-3 is fried. This control unit is for the vario top, interior lights, wipers etc. From what it looks like pin 75, 30 from fuse 9 and pin 58, 15 from fuse 7 I think, took the most of the damage. Both pins are burnt and melted out of the pc board. Started...
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Service required VIN: 4JGBB86E87
This 2007 ML350 shows a Service B due. But B just tells you how much time is involved, not the specific procedures required. Alldata shows a procedure using the multifunction button and arrows to get the "SERVICE B" to come up. Then it says to push the reset b...
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1985 Renault WINNABAGO 2.2L Stall VIN: 1WWBB15M5F
kind of lost here. tried looking up diagnostics for renault, but have ecm with different plug configuration than anything in alldata. we do have the diagnostic ports descibed in renault diagnostics, but attaching test light to terminals d2-2 and d2-4 give me n...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 9BWGD21J41
Hey everyone, Got another problem child here. This vw came in with codes listed below, checked sytem over, could tell it was running very rich by exhaust smell. Fuel trims were way out as well. Guess i should tell you guys symptoms first. Customer says car run... Trouble codes: 16684 (random misfire), 16686 (2 misfire), 16685 (1 misfire), 16795 (sec air system incorrect flow), 16687 (3 misfire)
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1986 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX884XG
I hope someone can shed some light on this Volvo. It went in for a water pump at another shop,I Later found out had power problems and they replaced the fuel pump about a year ago and all was well. a year later the water pump leaks and after sitting 3 mo waiti...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L fan VIN: YV1LS53D6X
Dear Volvo Friends, can anybody fax [...])the wiring diagram for the a/c system and electric cooling fan control. A/C works fine when turned on first, after 1/2 hour of running cooling fan turns off and a/c turns off. "en...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1SW53DX1
Vehicle does not have much of a hesitation that we can feel but idle is rough and has slight misfire. We replaced the spark plugs again with genuine volvo plugs, replaced all five ignition coils and installed a new air flow sensor. all made no difference in th...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L convertor lock up and passing gear VIN: YV1SZ58D51
These people had this at the dealer and they didnt find anything wrong, mostly because it needs to be driven for at least 10 miles before acting up. What its doing is if you go to passing gear it seems to freewheel then bams into gear. It will do this at a slo...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Unknown VIN: YV1CZ91H13
TCM-002B Gear 4 Incorrect gear ratio. Code returns every 2 months. Fluid was changed and software updated several months ago. I am just about ready to throw in a new unit; these do fail a lot. It's my daughters vehicle so I want to be 100% sure. I have never g...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1995 Audi 90 2.8L No Start VIN: WAUBA88C7S
THIS ONE IS FIXED. THE TECH WORKING ON IT HAS ALWAYS SAID THAT IF THERE IS A BAD PART ON THE SHELF THEN HE WILL GET IT.WE REPLACED THE IGNITION MODULE AND THE CAR ACTED THE SAME AND AFTER CHECKING TIMING AND ALL THE SENSORS WE WERE ABOUT TO GIVE UP UNTILL I CA...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L airbag VIN: WAUCB28D2X
Sorry but have ran out of time on this one, did get to the module to check connection, and even opened up the module to see if anything was burnt, no problem found. Did trace wire back as far as possiable from module. Next thing I will do is check the wires th...
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2000 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUDC28YA0
Sorry it took so long to post the fix.The customer wanted to put in a used ECM. Thanks for all who helped. There were two problems with the A4, one: the ABS controller was what caused the communaction problem, Two: The stalling and no start was caused by the ...
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR934X1
sorry it's taken so long. The vehicle is on hold as the customer is out of the country. I got some replies 1. a coil harness ressistor. I questioned the repier and recieved no further reply. 2. one bad coil causeing others to send misfire codes? - again no ... Trouble codes: 139 (Interruption tempomat operation), 181 (Fuel cap open missing), 199 (12 total misfire codes w w/o cutout), 198 (204 -), 204 (197 -), 197.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA51D12
I am happy to report that the vehicle has been successfully repaired. As Thomas stated in his initial response the vacuum hose from the PCV Valve to the Intake Manfold did indeed have a slight vacuum leak, which was evident. I didn't believe that this was go...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Thaks to Danny from California for his help he put me in the right direction. It turned out to be a bad throttle valve.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Starting VIN: WDBKK49F62
We opted to send this one back to the dealer-we didn't have the special tool to remove the cylinder and we probably would have had to send the cylinder back to the dealer to be coded-seemed to be the easiest solution for the customer
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L code VIN: WDBJF70J12
It turns out that this radio was not the one that was factory installed. It is a Becker radio, it does say Mercedes on it, but the VIN number of the vehicle was of no help. Many said to give Mercedes the serial number of the radio and that worked. To get th...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Instrument Cluster VIN: WP0CA2984X
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. I am happy to report that the vehicle has been repaired. After reviewing the wiring diagrams in detail I checked all the power feeds & ground supplies coming to the instrument cluster. A...
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1988 Volkswagen Jetta 1.6L Trans swap VIN: 3VWAK01H0V
Thanks for all the replies. The trans swap went without a hitch, no changes were necessary at all. I was hesitant to do the swap but your replies assured me it would work, and I trusted the opinions, so thank you all!
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWSE69M03
I fixed this one finally, kind of embarrasing, I had the rubber fuel lines crossed where they connect to the fuel rail, putting fuel pressure to the backside of the pressure regulator. Runs like a VW now.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L alternator VIN: 3VWRK69M43
After recieving info letting me know the ecm had no control over charging and to check the wiring again I cleaned the terminal connections on the top of the battery where the charging wire connects at a junction and it started working fine. I had gone through ...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B64
Thanks for all the help. Did learn interesting ways to test secondary air injection. All in which tested ok. Further testing indicated Barret [...] was right on the money. I sent it back to dealer for re flash and replaced converters under warranty. Thank... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411, P1176, P1177.
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