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1998 Audi A4 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUGD9WA09
Car came in with check engine light on. customer says car stalls. read diagnostics, codes present. 17537/ P1129 bank 2 mixture adaptation, multiplicative too rich. 17535 / P1129 bank 1 of above. checked fuel pressure. found pressure to high. (75 psi, spec is 6...
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1986 BMW 535i 3.5L Fuse Box VIN: WBADC7409G
This car has the old pill type fuses. Does anyone know how to make these have a good contact. I've tried bending the tabs over , taking sand paper to all the contact serfaces, replaced all fuses. Nothing is working. I know this is a long time problem with thes...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Condenser Fan VIN: WBAGH83491
Original complaint was poor A/C operation with hot weather. Recovered Freon and found .6lbs. Recharged with 1.6lbs and watched gauges. High side went to about 450psi at which time the pressure relief valve dumped the freon. Condenser fan did not operate. We ...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 L 4.0L trans ass'y. VIN: SAJDA23C5Y
I'm replacing my 2000 Jag. XJ8L trans with a used one from the same car,but model year 2002. Everything is going fine. But, where do I buy the trans fluid affordably? The local Jag dealer want $48.25/qt. !!! Is it some synthetic, or esther based oil? I found a...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Elec. operation VIN: SAJDA24C71
The car stopped opening the trunk electrically in the recent month. The trunk can be opened with the key, but neither the driver's trunk switch, located next to the gas door switch, nor the center of the trunk exterior button cause any electrical action. I too...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA70G1V
replace shut-off previously and came back with same concern Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Wipers, Turn Signals, Door Locks VIN: WMWRC33403
Customers complaint was that the wipers in front stopped working while they were opperating in INTERMIT mode. First thing we checked were fuses (inside and outside). All good. Then we noticed that POWER WINDOWS, DOOR LOCKS, REAR WIPER, BLOWER MOTOR, CIG. LIGHT...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3YWCC21V0Y
Greetings VW techs, I need the procedure using ross-tech software to perform the throttle adaptation on this Cabrio.The throttle body is very dirty and do not want to clean it unless we can relearn it. We recently purchased the ross-tech hex+can cable and lisc...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M9Y
anyone run into this my timing is on. had two others check just to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me. Trouble codes: 1340 (cam and crank out of synch)
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Injection Pump leak VIN: 9BWGP1J514
Hello, I am working on a customer's 2001 VW Golf TDi. It appears to be leaking diesel fuel from the injection pump. The car runs fine otherwise. The customer on occasion uses commercially available Bio Diesel fuel. The VW dealership here did not offer any ass...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L radiator VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Guys, This one has me scratching my head. The customer brings in the car with an intermittant overheating complaint. We leaked test the system and ran the engine at idle to confirm the cooling fan circuit-no problems found. While the car was sitting the temp ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWPD63B33
the prob now is car is real sluggish on take off and if you brake torque it the oil light on the dash will start flashing and you get a message saying to stop car and check oil it does this intermitintly to the car owner alot here lately the only way i can dup...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWSE69M33
this problem only happens cold intermittenly will run rough for 60 seconds then clears up. no codes, no check engine lite, replaceed coils, all 4 cleaned injectors, checked fuel pressure ok. checked for vacuuam leaking none, checked powers and grounds all clea...
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1995 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: YV1JW8310S
it idles fine without cooling fan operation. but this volvo stalls sometimes, or the idle speed goes down to stall almost when only electric cooling fan starts to turn. Once fan runs, idle comes back to normal. charging system, ground for fan relay are checked...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L outside temp VIN: YV1SZ59HO3
hello, i have 03 volvo xc70 that outside air temp is incorrect. i checked the pass door mod. for a temp reading, 10 c. then used a heat gun and the reading went up. then checked the drivers door mod. the reading was 0. (there is a temp sensor in both mirrors.)...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L drivers seat VIN: WBAGH83481
Should have caught this one. Thanks for the help. We did find the power seat switch broken. Installed new switch. Works great. Thanks!
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA22E7S
P0101- Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance problem New Maf fixed my problems thanks for the responses Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Range/Performance problem).
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1997 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAA2995V
I am going to call this fixed. I have not got the codes to reset after several full drive cycles. I tightened the fan and alt belts and this seems to have fixed it. The customer is aware of the wire condition and will hold off on it until it shows a sign of a ... Trouble codes: 51 (Cyl 2 misfire), 54 (Cyl 5 misfire).
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L transmission VIN: YS3EB59E13
Hi Guys, After resetting adaptation values we couldn't ever get the transmission to act up again. We did examine the motor & transmission mounts which were OK. The car did have a bit of a surging problem which could have contributed to the adaptation valu...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L instrument VIN: WVWMD63B3Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES. RALPH [...] HIT IT ON THE HEAD. HE ABS MODUEL WAS BAD. WE UNHOOKED IT, AND EVERYTHING WORKED EXCEPT THE ABS. HAVE ADVISED THE OWNER, AND HAVENT HEARD BACK FORM HIM, BUT THE ABS WILL FIX THE PROBLEM. HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE IN MY...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Compressor Clutch VIN: 3VWBA21C4Y
after two weeks, i finally got the car back in. i replaced the fan control module. i still had no compressor engagement. i then replaced the high pressure switch. the compressor engaged and a/c was cold after pressure switch was replaced. thanks for all the re...
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