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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: TRUUT28N91
hello everyone have a tt here that came to me in boxes from another shop had a broken t-belt. put on a new cly head. install nice and smooth. test drove after repair has lots of boost but seams like ecu goes into limp in mode if you slam the throttle in 3rd ge... Trouble codes: P1556 (mfg code17964 boost psi regulation control limit not reached)
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L noise VIN: WBAFA53551
Help BMW techs! This X-5 came in with the classic fuel pump whining noise. We replaced pump, all was well for a while now the truck is back with an intermittent pump whine- customer states hitting bumps makes the noise start. We have not been able to duplicate...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Stereo/Amplifier VIN: SAJDA24C91
allowed one hour for vehicle to attain sleep mode. 1 amp draw remains on stereo circuit. Attempted to trace the source of the draw and located the power point of the draw at fuse 12 in the trunk.The fuse is for the stereo and the nav sys, amplifier, and the mu...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Alternator VIN: SALJY1245W
We had this vehicle come into the shop with a terrible growling noise. We diagnosed the noise as faulty alternator bearings, and found that under load the alternator stopped charging. We replaced the alternator, checked charging system and let the vehicle go. ...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L A\C Compressor VIN: WDBGA51E4S
A\C works fine at a idle , As soon as engine RPM goes above 1000 compressor kicks off. Speed sensor on A\C compressor new with unit.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBNG70J11
well i have a 2001 mercedes s430. this car has no power whats so ever under a load on accel. kinda reminds me of the vw tdi's with faulty air flow meters. i checked for codes and none were present. swaped air flow meters from another s430 and no change. tested...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Wiper/Washers VIN: WDBRN47J82
Hey Gang, I'm stuck on this one. We performed some unrelated work (replace evaporator core) and upon double checking our work we noticed that the wiper & w/washer functions were OTL. I've checked all the related fuses...good. I have checked the combination sw...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF40J34
Hello to all you Benz techs! I hope you can all give me a hand. I have this C230 that resets a benz code of P2044 for evap small leak (P0456 OBDII). I have the launch as a scan tool :(. So bidirectional control is out of the question. After pulling a wiring di... Trouble codes: P2044
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L instrument sos VIN: WDBTJ75J34
we have a clk500 with a shorted out tele-aid control unit, the customer does not want to repair the system because he is not using it, the problem i'm having is that i need the pass word for the mercedes das tool that will allow me to code the instrument clust...
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2000 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L 1-2 Shift VIN: WPOCA2998Y
Hello everyone, I have this Carrera 2 that has a shifting problem. First time car has come and I do not have any history, car bought at auction. All the gears feel smooth going in and out, running or not running. The throw in 3,4,5,6 and reverse is the same di...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L electic window VIN: YS3FD49Y33
hello all thanks for reading--I`ve have a 9-3 here that the drivers window autos down ok but when u auto up it hits at the top and comes halfway back down--can`t find how to reset it--any ideas?? Or do u need a saab scanner?
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L Overheating VIN: YS3EH49G73
HELP-I need a Saab specialist. I bought this vehicle with head removed. Had previous overheating problem. Head was very slightly (.008") out of flat, so machined head, and re-assembled engine with new gaskets and thermostat. Vehicle overheats when on a stea...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Radio VIN: WVWMA63B8W
Radio in safe mode. Radio serial # [...] Deal gave me code #1778. This code is not working. Please help if you can. I enter code and then press right seek arrow. unit beeps and then goes back to SAFE. i have tried 4 times..
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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle 1.9L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, no power VIN: 3VWBFG1C3W
Customer brought car in initially with codes 00550 and 00575..I checked codes and cleared. Brought car back and dropped off with recurring codes. Got story from customer...car was running great. He was traveling down the interstate approx. 70 mph and realized ... Trouble codes: 00550 (Start of Injector timing), 00575 (MAF Sensor)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWVH69M63
car has a buzzing noise from the trans. area, not when cold after aprox. 15min. of normal driving. only does it in second and forth gears? loudest in second gear going uphills between 1800 rpm and goes away after 2800 rpm. ckd for loose shields around axles,sh...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L compressor VIN: WVWAE63B95
After several years of helping techs with GM info,, I find myself in need of some advice from the VW experts on iATN. We have an 05 diesel Passat TDI that has intermittent AC compressor operation. It cools good while the comp. is on, but will sometimes lose th...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS553XW
need a help on the this volvo. had code p0133 slow respond bank1 senosr1. and had a leak right after bank1 sensor 2. weld up the leak & replaced the sensor1. but there is no reading on the sensor 2 all time . it is staying on the zero all times. i have only sn... Trouble codes: P0133 (bank1 sensor1 slow respond)
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1RS61T44
hi there , got this s60 that came in with a STALLING complaint on left turns . problem occurs intermittently once in a while; had to do long road test to duplicate. after car stalled on turn , pulled over and restarted fine. other than that the car runs perfec...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1985 BMW 524td 2.4L No Start VIN: WBADB240XF
Hello and thank you to everyone for your help. This one ended up being a pump issue. I sent the pump to a bosch service center and had it gone through. It turns out that the throttle shaft had been tampered with and was so far out of adjustment that it would n...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L none VIN: WDBJF72VA3
sorry for the delay. found control module faulty. thanks to all for your help and god bless you guys Trouble codes: P0500.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L clutch pedal VIN: 3VWCF21CXX
I screwed up and missed the blownup clutch disc.I replaced the clutch and flywheel with dealer parts and the clutch works great.I used a borascope and inspected the travel of the slave cylinder before I pulled the trans out,(travel was ok).I still can't beleav...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: PBWGP61J42
Thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my help request. Your input gave me a clear understanding of the TDI system, and it's common ailments. My hunch was that the engine was randomly not getting proper boost at the 2200/2300 rpm range, and wh...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Stall
well thanks to everyone that responded to my help request all the information was excellent and very helpfull and i am sorry it took so long to close it but i was making sure the car was fixed for sure i did not believe all 3 sensors from carquest were bad t...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L outside temp VIN: YV1SZ59HO3
WELL THIS ONE IS DOWN THE ROAD. I HAD SOME BAD INFO ABOUT THE WAY THIS SYSTEM WORKED. USA CARS ONLY USE THE RIGHT TEMP EVEN THOUGH THE CAR HAS SENSORS ON BOTH SIDES. THE SOFTWARE DOES NOT READ THE LEFT. THE RIGHT SENSOR WAS BAD, IT WENT UP AND DOWN WITH THE HE...
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