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2001 Audi TT 1.8L Lateral Acceleration VIN: TRUTX28N11
After a brake flushing on this vehicle we caused a code: 01423 Sensor For Lateral Acceleration to occur. This appears to be re-setable as a result of brake flushing, but we need a log in number for basic setting group 60, 63 and 69. Any help for this log in nu...
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2001 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L abs VIN: WBACN33401
Hi Fellow Techs This car is setting a code 5E26 (Power supply sensors) in DSC MK60. Code will clear and return after driven a few miles. While the code is present there is no 5v feed to the sensors until the code is cleared. I have no information on this code...
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2003 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, HARD TO START VIN: WBABN53463
This BMW is extremely difficult to start when cold. When it does start, it idles very low and runs rough (on 3-4 cylinders)for the first 30 seconds, then finally evens out. Runs and starts ok when warm/hot, but symptoms will reoccur if car sits for 3-4 hours. ... Trouble codes: P0080 (exhaust valve control solenoid circuit high), P1880 (P1135 - O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1), P1135 (O2 sensor control deviation too large bank 1)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L power top VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Convertible top is not working, found a relearn procedure for the left and right windows, performed the relearn and tried the top again, it was able to latch but does not unlatch and the convertible top switch is blinking, indicating a fault code (top is disab...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBCA35E7M
customer states drove vehicle down from maryland, parked in garage and sat there for two weeks. tried starting car to drive one day and wouldnt start. towed to shop.i have great spark at plugs (40kv), tried starting fluid and barely sounded like it wanted to s...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S320 CDI 3.2L Battery flat VIN: 2200262A16
Hello there, I am hoping some one has had this fault before: The car has a .35 amp current draw when car is locked - over time battery goes flat. I ran short test - faults - B1521-005 & B1879-002, B1881, B1762 & B1779 I have checked interior CAN and it is go...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L starter,engine ,gearlever VIN: WDB2030000
This vehicle intermittently does not crank(no start).We checked for voltage to starter solenoid switching terminal and there is no voltage when problem occurs. What I also found is that when car does not start the gearlever does NOT go out of park! I am sure t...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L coolant VIN: WDBRF40J15
Hello,we have an 05 mercedes c230,with oil in the cooling system,has anyone ever had this problem before? could it possibly be an oil cooler issue or a bad headgasket?any info would be greatly appreciated.thank you...
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1979 Other European Esprit 2.0L Ignition Switch VIN: 79060177S1
Customer said after driving both the key and ignition cylinder were hot. Voltage dropped ignition switch .053 volts this seams to be ok. Just wondering if anyone else has was this same problem? Is there something I am missing? Thanks for the help.
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Mechanical VIN: WPOAA2992A
hi porsche tech i need help to change oil and filter i found there are three oil drain plugs and 2 oil filters and ,is this vehicle require check oil with engine at idle running shop key did not help and no book available thank you in advance
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L oil pump VIN: WP0CA2980Y
Question for Tiptronic guru's. Have a tiptronic that siezed the converter bushing (welded itself to the converter snout). Lack of lubrication for some reason. Fluid levels are good and even with the bushing failed it leaks but drives and shifts correctly. Noti...
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1975 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L No Start, Floods VIN: 1352138625
Need help from a VW guy. Customer's bug came in with a crank and no start. Verified spark and fuel pressure. What we have going on is that as soon as you cycle the key on, all 4 injectors open up and bleed fuel down into cylinders. If I disconnect all 4 inject...
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L compressor VIN: WV2ZB0258E
the ac compressor does engage. there is no power from the ac switch. does anyone know the location of the ac relay & fuse on this 1984 westfalia. on a regular vanagon its located behind a cosmetic panel on the (d) piller, left rear of the hatch. but on a west...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWBA21C4Y
Complaint: A/C not blowing cold. No compressor engagement. I think i've narrowed it down to the cooling fan control module, but have no test procedures or connector information on this specific module. any help would be appreciated.
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
Hi all, Customer came in with check engine light on,code P0411 checked it out the pump was bad call customer with estimate. The customer purchase her own parts(this was in March) 3 Months later she back with the same code,bad pump again replace the pump check ... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary AIR Flow)
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L starting VIN: 3VWCB21C72
Customer states that sometimes car starts and stalls, other times it starts and runs fine(yes it is intermittent, we varified), only been occuring for a week. I feel this is a alarm problem because fuel tesing shows no problems, fuel/air/computer or otherwise?...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans VIN: 3VWSE69M62
Hello again, The cooling fans on this 2002 Jetta do not come on either by the low speed or high speed.I jumped thermal switch at red to red and white stripe wire and had power to fans but no low speed.So from there I jumped 2 red and black wires at control un...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29521
Vehicle came in a couple weeks ago with above codes. Using Modis found maf slow to respond, ABS light on, MIL on for above codes. Speedo Inop. Smoked intake system no leaks. Fuel pressure is good and the vehicle seems to run well. ordered speed sensor and MAF ... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Airflow Circuit Range/Performance), P0107 (Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input), P0507 (Idle Air Control System RPM Higher Than Expected), P0722 (Output Speed Sensot Circuit No Sig), P0700 (Transmission Control System MIL regquest)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi A6 3.0L abs VIN: WAULT64B94
Well, this one went home today. Thanks to Dominic, I was able to recode the abs controller. Still not sure why it lost it's coding, but that was the fix. I did not know the login was different for the module and recalibrating the sensor. The codes are on t...
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L transmission VIN: WAUNF98P56
We cleared the codes. After that the transmission shifted normally. Customer opted to drive the car to see if the problem returns. Can't say we "fixed" anything, but the customer has not called back. Thanks for responding.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L ac VIN: WBAAM3346Y
Thanks to all that have replied. It seems the simplest fix was the answer - a faulty ambient temp sensor. Again many thanks for pointing us in the right direction. Sometimes when you look at something too long, you miss the obvious.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ride control VIN: WBAFB33581
Thanks for everyone's help in this and sorry for the lag in closing this post. We replaced the LR sensor, and had another shop re-calibrate with their diagnostic equipment and all appears fine.
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB335X2
Sorry for taking so long ,but i wanted to make sure problem is fixed.I replaced th front O2 sensors and prolem is gone. Thank you for replaying. Trouble codes: 080 (secondary air bank 1), 098 (activatin vent valve).
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L oil leak VIN: SAJEA51C12
Thanks for the replies, I have not yet done this job on the X type. Waiting for customer approval of 9 Hrs. quoted for job. I did do the 2000 S type pan and that was easy with Lor-Yves help from California. Thanks again,
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1969 Mercedes-Benz 280se 2.8L compressor VIN: 108.18-12-
The compressor was through Worldpac but supplied to them by TCCI Manufacturing. I went to their website and found that the compressors come with ester oil in them and are ready to install as is. Out of curiosity I drained it all out and measured 13 ounces. May...
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1999 Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48E5X
This was a real killer. I got only 2 replies that were to the point and both guys agreed with me about the ignition switch. After switch replacement, no help, same problem. A complete review of data and archives gave no help so I called Identifix. After some m... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P1300 (Random Misfire Catalyst Damaging), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Malfunction).
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3VWRF81H1W
All that replied were on the right track. The early TDI's will run even if the timing is retarded. On this one the timing was so far off that it would not even register in basic settings. Measuring blocks would give a reading, but it was not accurate. After se...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L compressor VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
I tried to fix this thing but ran out of time and energy. During the diagnostic phase I checked voltages and switching points at the fan control module and couldn't see what was missing or different between working and not working condition. Thanks for the hel...
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