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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUVC68EX4
This Audi originally came in for poor idle and hard starting. It had 6 codes: P1111, lean; P1136, Lean, addidtive; P1297, Pressure drop between turbo and throtle valve; P0300, random missfire and P0301, 2, 3, and 4, missfiring on all cylinders. Adaption number... Trouble codes: P1111 (17519 System too lean lower limit exceeded)
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L keyless entry VIN: WBACB4312P
does anyone know the proper procedure to get a new BMW factory keyless remote to work? it is the box style with 3 buttons. (82 11 1 467 015) tried the one procedure that says to open trunk, sit in car, close door, cycle key on and off 5 times. (did not work) I...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L battery light on VIN: WBAGH8335X
costomer was driving car when battery light came on . got home then car would not start batter dead. car towed to are shop tested battery faied tast replece batt. car started ok {butt} battery light on dash. replace alternator . with no help. ck fuses and batt...
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2003 BMW 745i 4.4L smokes VIN: WBAGL63482
car came in with complaint of pinging & smoking "severely" after turning & accelerating abruptly. It happens intermittently & had a skip. we replaced 1 ignition coil & both pcv diaphrams & car was fine for 1 week came back with another dead coil, we replaced t...
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L door locks VIN: 4USBT334X3
Journeymen once more helping a Porsche customer with a BMW. The client says that for a while if she kept at the unlock button she might be able to get the door open after 10 or so tries. When using the button the lock will stutter and the knob will bounce up a...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF20F6T
body shop tried to start, battery dead, they tried to jump start,also tried to charge battery without disconecting battery with a good battery engine turns over but will not start has fuel in tank and can see fuel in clear plastic lines at fuel filter added fu...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 5.0L Limp Mode VIN: WDBTK75J55
I have this 05 CLK500 with no shift from transmission it does not slip but does not shift its in limp mode, found P0600 which is serial communications failure, could not communicate with transmission control module, we believe we need to replace transmmission ...
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1974 MG MGB 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GHN5UE3432
This one is giving us fits. First we got it in with the request of changing the points and condensor and that will fix it. That didn't fix a very rough run condition, went on to check carburetor adjustment and found very rich and when backing out the adjustmen...
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1984 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, puking oil VIN: WP0EB0914E
Hello, this is my first time using this forum. Im new at an independent shop having worked for ford dealers for the last 12 years. Anyways, my shop owner has this 1984 Porsche 911 that is supposedly bumped to a 930 Turbocharged engine. This vehicle has been li...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0L water pump VIN: YS3FH49Y14
hello, new to iatn, this sabb came in for a leaking water pump, we replace it, then we discover a winding noise like belt too tight or bearing goin out, that as rpm increses noise too. we run vehicle with no belts, noise still there, noise is close to the wate...
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1995 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWLC81H95
hello techs have this vw golf that has #4 injector on all the time causing a rich cond and misfire, checked injector thats ok,no pulse signal only power on all the time,with fuel pressure gauge connected after ign shut off loses fuel pressure through #4 inj, s...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B62
have checked all lines to and from the air pump to various engine components also have checked for broken vaccum lines at the control valve no problems seen thus far any help will be greatly appreciated also most of the test for these codes says to use vag sca... Trouble codes: P0491, P0492
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Electronic VIN: WVWRR61J84
Hello fellow techs, I have this volkswagon that came in from a car lot with no repairs history, customer complained it shifts hard while cold and miss shifting, once it warms up it shifts fine, trans. codes: 00652 (Transmission Shift-Range Controller - Incorre...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Lighting VIN: YV1TS97D3X
Need some help on a Volvo! I have this S80 that when you lock the car with the keyless remote every once in a whial the hazard lights will start to flash! No telling when this will happen, they just start flashing at random. Anyone seen this before or have any...
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1992 Audi 100 2.8L P. Windows , Radio VIN: WAUEJ54A4N
Thanks for all the replies. It was the window module and the A/C Clutch speed sensor.
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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride control VIN: WA1YD64B32
well, this car is gone now, we cleared all codes in the headlight system and the ride control system, it has a hard code for LF level sensor, the dealer just put bags and sensors in recently, so it will be going back for furthur testing, thanks for all the res...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72F2V
Thanks for the 3 replies about this problem. 2 for wiring harness issue and 1 for throttle valve assembly. Wiring harness was definitely intact so must be throttle assembly but the customer did not want to pay for a repair at this time so put it all back to... Trouble codes: P0507 (isc rpm higher than expected), P1580 (isc actuator).
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E8X
replaced crank sensor and hasnt died on me yet. resistence on old sensor was 1.180 k ohms, new sensor is .715 k ohms at around 80*F. havent driven the vehicle too far yet, but it was dying pretty consistently when hot before and it hasnt acted up yet. washing ...
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1995 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L abs VIN: WPOAA2995S
believe problem is the ABS module. called BBA reman. thank you Donald. the problem is they do not work on Porsche modules and did not feel comfortable checking or repairing. said they would look at it for free, but could not gaurantee fixing it. recommended ta...
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1977 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1572076941
We found that the #2 temp sensor circuit had high resistance,after correcting this the car ran very well,thanks to all who replied.
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1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 1.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWZZZ53ZJ
first and foremost, thanks for all the reply received. i've check the ground wire on the head, they were not that bad, but i replaced them and the problem stay the same. after, i pintested the knock sensor system, after finding a bad knock sensor and replaced ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Blower Motor VIN: 3VWTG29M11
Thanks to everyone who replied. The fix ended up being a bad Climatronic control unit. I swapped one out of a "donor" vehicle and the problem went away. Once again thanks to everyone, Mark
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, code po102 VIN: 3VWBC21V01
Thanks for all 7 replies;all good advice. The new MAF fixed the problem but the part was on national back order and took two weeks to receive a new one. Vehicle runs well now Trouble codes: P0102.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Cooling system VIN: 3VWDC21C21
OK, so it seems I'm the only technician on the planet who has not seen a VW with a bad water pump! As everyone who replied had said, the plastic impleller cracked, and just spun on the shaft. Quite a few people mentioned some tips, one which I didn't know, a...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH63B62
replace the pcv vaccum valve at intake the diaphram was busted cause an vaccim leak under heavy acceleration thanks for all the help you have provided Trouble codes: P0141, P0174.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L valve timing VIN: 3VWRA69M64
Thank you for your reponds and help I tried to set timing twice after driving it for about 15 miles the MIL comes on with code P0011 timing too far advances I ended up taking it to the dealer the timing was correct on it they replaced the valve timing adjuster...
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61R52
WE REPLACED THE MANIFOLD CONVERTER WITH ANOTHER D.E.C CONVERTER. THE NEW CONVERTER IS NOW WORKING , GIVING US A FLAT LINE READING ON THE REAR O2 SENSOR. A NUMBER OF THE REPLIES HAVE MENTIONED THAT THEY HAVE HAD GOOD SUCESS WITH AFTERMARKET CATS FOR THE VOL... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2005 Volvo S80 2.5T AWD 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TH59255
THANKS EVERY ONE , IT WAS THE LEAK PUMP , I R&Rd THE PUMP WITH A NEW ONE AND ROAD TESTED UNTIL ALL MONITORS WERE COMPLETE, ALL IS WELL. THE RESISTANCE TEST READINGS WERENT THAT FAR OFF , I COMPARED THEM TO THE NEW PUMP AND ALL BUT ONE WERE VERY CLOSE. I USE TH... Trouble codes: 120D (air mass), 436B (leak detection unit), 439C (fuel tank system leakage).
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