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1989 Audi 90 2.3L No Start VIN: WAUGC0892K
we found a broken distribuitor,replaced it,also found the intake boot cracked,replaced the boot,we found that there is not fuel out from the fuel distribuitor to the fuel injectors,engine runs...ok...with parts clener on hi rpms have you have this problem befo...
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2003 Audi A4 3.0L No Start, Stall VIN: WAULT68E73
This car runs and starts perfect over a 24hr cycle. Customer complaint is sometimes it will just turn over no start or start and cut off several times. It will always eventually start. No data is goofy, no codes.
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM533XX
This car has a bunch of problems. It came in with the mil on as well as the asc, abs,and brake lights and the speedo does not work. The car needs an inspection and will not pass without a speedo and with the mil on. I tried to pull codes from the obdII connect... Trouble codes: 145 (Evap leak), 144 (Evap leak large), 130 (can signal asc 1), 214 (Vss malfunction)
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2004 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L a/c VIN: SAJEA01U84
Customer came in stating that he was loosing coolant and that the vent on the drivers side of the dash was blowing hot air while the center vents were cold to cool and the passenger outside vent was ambient temp. Replaced leaking valve and proceeded to try and...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC 5.6L vent temperature VIN: WDBCA45E3M
Hey guy, I need help with this one. Car came in with no AC. Inspection shows compressor leaking like a sieve. Overhauled AC system. Now I find I can't get vent temperature lower then 70 degrees at idle. I raise the idle to 1100 and temp drops to 58 degrees. Th...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA34AE0
HHT DTC 019 in diagnostic module definition: Fuel injectors open / short circuit or emission control system adaptation in LH-SFI control module (N3/1) at limit. Adaptations are (almost too) perfect at 1.006 part load and 0 ms at idle, have not been reset. Lam... Trouble codes: 019 (In diagnostic module only no DTCs in LH-SFI module)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
This car first came in for a rough idle when started cold and a check engine light on. Found 2 fault codes, one was for engine coolant temp sensor and the other was for random misfire. When the vehicle is started cold and put into gear it will stumble and misf...
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1998 Volvo S90 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KS9607W
vehicle idles rough and hunts, surges and or lopes when sitting in gear or park. The moment you give it gas it responds pretty good and does not miss or hesitate, let off of throttle and it is back to hunting. Replaced intake due to leaking vacuum, checked fue...
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2002 Audi TT 1.8L haldex system
Hello sorry for the late delay, but did not see customer. i did call her, and she said that the rear diff is near perfect now. --- NEAR--- that mean that when cold, for the first 5 minutes, there is a noise. after that, all is nice. So she decide not to go fur...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, loses spark high rpm VIN: 19LED27299
We found the harmintic balancer seperating from toner ring for the crack postion sensor. We believe it to be the problem be we are wanting for one. Back order part have no ETA yet. Thank for all your help.
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L ABS dash light VIN: WBACB4319N
OK guys, there was a break in the sensor wire code 82 FR (right front) and the sensor at code 113 (LF) was not faulty ! I did look for the ABS relay but could not identify it. I did check for continuity, ohms, all was good. Then checked for ABS relay, couldn'...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L battery VIN: 5UXFB33533
Thanks for all you guys that tryed to help and sorry for a delayed sumary. Unfortunatelly I could not fix completely this vehicle. I replace the lock actuator on right side (I had replaced only left side) and the battery problem went away, but unfortunatelly t...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJDA01D8Y
Thanks for the help on this one. It turned out to be the front pump. Sent car to trans rebuilder. No more noise Thanks Mickey
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 3.0L Cuts out VIN: WDBFA61E8N
Because of the intermitant nature of the problem I held off with this note until the customer put enough miles on the car to be satified that it was fixed. As recomended by the majority of the respondents I replaced the crankshaft sensor. Apparently after m... Trouble codes: 15 (ignition signal).
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBF55F7VA
Thanks to all who responded. Most everyone who responded to this problem nailed the issue with this vehicle. The fix for this vehicle was simple. I just switched to the OEM O2 sensor. I should have never let the customer supply his own part - a "universal" 4... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1 malfunction).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Stall, hard start VIN: WDBNG70J5Y
Yes, the crank sensor was the main cause of the intermittent stall! I have diagnosed many crank sensor issues in the past, but the scantool data I was receiving did not accurately reveal a faulty crank sensor. With the end result being the crank sensor, I ha... Trouble codes: P1570.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L lockup VIN: 4JGAB72EXY
I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLYED. THE PROBLEM WAS WHEN THE TRANS FAILD, METAL FRAGMENTS GOT STUCK INSIDE TRANS COOLER. REPLACED COLLER, PULLED VALVE BODY OUTAND CLEANED IT. THE TRUCK RAN GREAT AFTER THAT, DROVE IT FOR 2 DAYS BEFORE GIVING I...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWSA81H9T
Stanley from PA nailed this one with "Battery VooDoo". Normally they preach against VooDoo in my church but once long ago I did see "Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil" and I kind of liked the fact that Stanley got up at 6:30 in the morning to write me. ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L engine VIN: WVWPD63B42
Thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately we were not able to resolve the problem. We sent the cylinder head back to the machine shop to pressure test a second time. We double checked the deck for any warpage and /or any cracks or degraded areas. The cylin...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L 1-2-4 shift VIN: 9BWDH61J63
everything went real easy, thanks to everyone. Bought used tranny $1500.00. It did brake the shift fork, but really chewed up the tranny. thanks again
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1992 Volvo 960 2.9L head and valves VIN: YV1KS9507N
thanks to all who replied, evidently these blocks are prone to crack , we ended up getting the block welded, and reassembling it. It works fine. As far as the speedometer goes, I diagnosed it as a problem in the speedo head, and the customer declined repair. t...
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