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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E13
Have a Audi here with a miss fire on #1 cylinder. Switched coil and spark plug with #2 cylinder, miss stayed on 1. I am thinking poss clogged fuel injector (the injector is pulsing).Has anyone seen problems with these injectors clogging? Thanks for reading. Trouble codes: P0301 (miss fire 1 cyl.)
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L blowing oil VIN: WBABJ7333W
Regular good customer brought in on the hook with top rad hose broken out of radiator. No problem, fixed. After road test, is blowing oil from somewhere under the intake. During repair I thought that residue was just coolant blown back. Can't see where its com...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53431
Car starts running rough and idling poorly when EML light and service engine soon lights come on. Pulled codes , cleared and road tested , car ran fine for acouple of miles light came back on with same codes. Did this several times any ideas? Trouble codes: 211 (Idle speed control valve), 228 (Fuel trim Bank 2 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich), 227 (Fuel trim Bank1 permissible range exceeded Mixture too rich)
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L fob VIN: WBAAV33491
key fob which part of key stopped working (have a rf detector and the fob is turning the lights on the detector).tried initialising by inserting key in ignition and turning to 1 position and holding lock button and pressing unlock 3 times (no luck).any help wo...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L fob VIN: WBAAV33491
key fob which part of key stopped working (have a rf detector and the fob is turning the lights on the detector).tried initialising by inserting key in ignition and turning to 1 position and holding lock button and pressing unlock 3 times (no luck).any help wo...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on
hello i have a bmw x5 that set code 1620 computer control circuit malfuntion and goes into fail safe mode. genesis has no info on it and all data doesnt have much either.it has no power when this happens i found that the drive by wire isnt working the throttle... Trouble codes: 1620 (computer control circuit malfun)
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L ABS/ power brakes VIN: SAJHV1644J
Hi Jag. Tech's, This car has no power assist for the brakes. The info we have is so vague, no pressure test and wiring diagram. The ABS and low brake pressure lite are on. What we would like to know does the accumulator have 12 volts going to the actuator or a...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Transmission VIN: SALMB11423
This truck slams into gear from stop. Really hard. It doesn't do it all the time. When it happens, it goes to Limp-Home mode. When checking the codes after each incident they are always different. Mostly System pressure solenoid and Gear ratio incorrect. Thank...
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1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 3.2L Engine VIN: WP0JB0930H
This is a weird request - has anybody ever had 911 Turbo with this problem - the customer parked the vehicle for the winter - went to start it in the spring - engine made a noise - fired up and bellowed smoke - shut engine down - I have started stripping the m...
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L alternator VIN: WPOAB0969K
hey german techs, got a 911 that won't charge until you hit the throttle hard, my Mitchell won't give me any wiring help. antilock and driveline lights stay on until engine hits 3000 rpm then charging kicks in and lights go out, i'm thinkin possibly in the clu...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3ED58E41
I need some help with this saab it keeps coming back with a blown air charge by pass valve .Another tech in the shop has replaced the turbo bypass solinoid and valve but it keeps blowing seems to have some oil in valve when removed .could the pcv be building u...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Starting VIN: 3VWPA811H1
Alright, got a 99 VW Jetta 2.0 ABA here. Cust. came in for coolant leak and int. no start. Got in car and would not crank. Tried again and it started and didn't happen again for 2 days. Found waterpump leaking and replaced with t-belt and thermostat. Drove car...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L SRS light on VIN: 3VWSA29M74
Hey guys, I hope someone has info for me. I can't seem to find any information on this airbag code 0525. I really do not know what to look for and hoping someone can give me a direction to follow. Any information on this code is appreciated. Thank you. Eddie Trouble codes: 0525 (display blocked/ power failure)
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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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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L canbus-booster VIN: WVWPD63B71
This car came in with multiple codes. I fixed the engine management issues with a coolant temp sensor and mas and it runs great. Two codes keep coming back. P1649 [18057]-Can Bus-missed message-abs-ecu--This is intermittent-When it sets the brake and abs light...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWUK63B02
We have this passat back here for the second time with the check engine light on with this code 18080 (p1672) Coolant Fan Control 1: Open or Short to Ground. We can find no information in Alldata or Mitchell nor by searching the web as to what the diagnostic ... Trouble codes: 18080 (Coolant Fan Control 1 Open or short to ground p1672)
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L radio VIN: 3VWDC21V32
I replaced the battery and now the radio is locked. I have the unlock code, but don't know which button(s) to push after entering the code? TIA, Bob
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Battery draw VIN: 3VWSE69M43
Customer complaint is that battery goes dead after sitting for a few days. I have a 240 mA draw when I have all the doors closed and have locked the car with the remote. I have read the posts about the comfort control module and that is where I am at since I c...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L 2/3 shift flare VIN: 3VWSE69M33
this transmission slips on 3rd we rebuilt and update reverse and hihg piston clean valve body check all solenoins no code present put it back stil slips in 3rd also dealer put a new computer if anyone had this type of problem please help me transmission model ...
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1987 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FX8840H
this vehicle is back...arggh...well heres one for the books, i know there is a simple fix for no fuel pressure and no spark, but i thought i would ask first and work later. never hurts to ask. here goes. checked the power to coil and to dist. ok w no drops. pl...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJH6047XC
philip is right there isnt any miss info.you see vc gaskets were leaking filling up plug holes so coil boots were swollen causing missfire.cust couldnt afford all 8 coils so i cleaned best i could ,then vehicle came back no surprise with very int. miss i was t...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L won't shut off VIN: WDBCB25D2G
I traced all the vacuum hoses and found I had switched two of them. One was the vacuum source for the ignition switch. After fixing this up the vehicle shut off like it should. There are two hoses that go into the vehicle that are in fact just vents. Merce...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L overheating VIN: WDBJF55F0V
Install new waterpump and thermostat supplied with pump refill and all ran normal did not see anything wrong with old waterpump thermostat removed was new mercedes and tst ok did flush block when apart no restrictions were found, blaming this one on pump all g...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EF48E1X
turns out the oxygen sensor was wrong, correct sensor had a 2.2 ohm resistance. changed out and all good Trouble codes: P1135.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 3VWCC21CC8
thanks to all that replied had bad intake valve on cyl. #4 head is at machine shop as i write this. Again thanks very much for replies. Trouble codes: 304 (cylinder 4 misfire).
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWPD63B12
After installing the used computer for the engine and programming the key, the car runs great! thanks again for all the help, GUY
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: WVWVD63B63
Thanks for all the help and suggestions I received. I was unable to find any thing conclusive for the poor fuel mileage. I Did some more test as follows, check camshaft adjusters - had correct amount of adjustment so I was getting cam advancement. Also che... Trouble codes: N0NE.
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L fan VIN: YV1LS53D6X
Dear Volvo Friends, YES, most of you were right and the a/c compressor clutch was worn/defective. We replaced unit with a rebuild compressor (#8601631) and everything is working fine. Okay some clarification: Cooling Fan --] I ment the Electric- Radiator-Fan ...
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