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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Surge VIN: WAUDC68D51
This car surges under heavy acceleration when hot. It feels as if the turbo spools up and then kicks out, spools up again, kicks out again, and so on. The surge is only noticeable when engine is warm and on heavy acceleration. We dropped the converter and ran ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Turn Signals & Hazard Lights VIN: WAUZL64B61
All turn signal/hazard lamp exterior & interior bulbs stick on, at random, while driving. We have not been able to duplicate this concern in the shop, only while driving, while testing is near impossible. It seems to happen after drive 1-3 miles, and may last ...
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWF28NX4
Car has no adverse performance issues.Get VAG code 17550-Load Calculation cross check: Lower limit exceeded.P1142-002- Lower limit exceeded intermittant.Replaced MAF with new o.e. part,smoke tested, cleared codes, relearned basic idle adaptation. Car came back... Trouble codes: 17550 (load calculation cross checklower limit exceeded), P0102 (maf or volume airflow a circuit low)
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAN6331XG
Disassembly revealed broken timing chain guides and flopping chain. Minor damage to aluminum timing covers. Replaced timing chain, all guides/rails, tensioner and all related gaskets and seals. Changed oil and filter. Filter had stopped several small aluminum ...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Battery VIN: WBAAN37441
This vehicle suffers from a dead battery in the morning with no apparent symptoms, the final stage blower resistor was replaced by BMW years ago, the customer replaced it again himself one month ago, the customer brought the vehicle to us with the complaint- b...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L Hesitation, NO POWER VIN: WDBGA33G4V
HELLO EVERY ONE. THIS ONE HAS ME STUMPED CHECKED FUEL FILTER AND LINES FOR RESTRICTTION NONE FOUND REPLACE FUEL HAD OLD GAS IN IT. read data seems to be ok unknowen what M.A.F. SHOULD READ BUT SEEMS TO BE WORKING CON NOT GET NO M.A.P. P.I.D. (MAP IS ONLY ON TH... Trouble codes: P0507
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA24G6X
Good Evening, I have this Mercedes Benz here and it is supercharged with a P0410 secondary air injection fault code. I have checked the following for operation and functionality. The vacuum switching valve has vacuum and switches over vacuum to the air valve ... Trouble codes: P0410 (Seconadry Air Injection Fault)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L Electronic VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Vehical came in with rear climate control blowing hot air no matter what temp set at. The codes are B1428 Left Duovalve B1429 right Duovalve B1228 left heat exchanger temp sensor I have tryed to find the Duovlve Mitchel says its in left engine compartment I st...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz S500 4Matic 5.0L Door vaccum VIN: WDBNG84J44
Customer complaint of auto door pull inop on R/F and R/R doors. Code B1193 in system and comes right back. Somedata has no info on this code. Before I go further, can any M-benz guys give me some info on this code. Thanks Jim
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1976 Other European Silver Shado 6.8L Fuel Guage
Help!! I need a wiring diagram for this rolls, unless someone can tell me why the fuel guage does not work?? You can say that you assisted in repairing Barbara Sinatra's car!! (Frank's name is still on the reg.)!
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2001 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6L Pedal operation VIN: WP0AB29971
Car was removed from another shop for 1) Clutch pedal sticking to floor 2) had to pump to get clutch to feel / work properly then OK Checked Alldata and IATN and have confirmed that the other shop replaced these parts ... 1) Clutch master cylinder 3 X (This ...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V7Y
mil light comes on after new bosch o2 sensor was installed for the same code. problems were found with previos sensor, now same comes up. scoped mass air flow sensor, can't figure out why the same code 17536 (p1128) Trouble codes: P1128 (bank 1 longterm fuel trim too lean)
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L RPM sensor; idler shaft VIN: 9BWDE61J42
Hi all VW specialists: We need help with this 2002 Gti 1.8T with 09A tiptronic transmission. It was towed in for a frozen engine. We serviced the vehicle i.e. oil change, safety check etc about two weeks prior to the engine failure. There were no any signs of...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L immobilizer? VIN: 3VWCD21C43
Hi VW Techs, We have an 03 beetle that cranks and runs for less than 1 second. Checked codes with vagcom and found p1570/ vw 17978 set. code reads "engine immobilizer blocking start." The key fob works door locks and rear hatch fine and red light on fob works...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L 4th gear VIN: 3VWCD31YX4
i have this beetle from a customer, with a trans complaint. i have scanned this car and came up with code p0734-4th gear wrong gear ratio intermitten. does anyone have any info on these 6 sp trans? any pictures exploded view of valve body? i shouldnt have to r...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWST71K36
runs poorly first cold start up will die and have to be restarted. Runs better with codes in system will barely move without faults. Checked fuel press for tandem pump was jumping all over replaced with new one still does it. maybe bad injectors? also do not k... Trouble codes: P0131, P0403, P0234 (turbo super charger overboost condition control limit exceeded)
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L power seat VIN: YV1RS53DX2
volvo techs 02 S60 memory seat driver seat works for a few seconds then stops after letting veh sit untouched it will work again. can make seat work again by disconnecting all connectors from under seat . resetting the overload switch . have not checked any am...
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2005 Volvo S40 i 2.4L noise at 2800 rpm VIN: YV1MS39035
Customer is complaining of noise at 2800-3200 RPM only, thinks it is in the transmisison. Noise does occur at the specified range, no other time. Sounds like a low growling. All suspension looks good, motor mounts checked, as suggested by volvo dealership. Noi...
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2002 Audi A4 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT68E52
Hi all. Wanted to thank everyone for many good suggestions. Final effort after repeated redo and recheck of cam timing was scanning and seeing 3 of 4 cam pids perfect when it wasnt misfiring, and no significant change when accelerated to where misfire counts s... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4), P0305, P0306 (Misfire 6), P0300 (Random/multiple misfire).
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2004 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L tire pressure VIN: WA1YD64B14
I think Norman and Jake were right on this one. Probably needed new wheel speed sensors. But after pricing 4 sensors out, it would have been over a $1000.00 parts and labor. customer said please turn the tire pressure monitor system off. Thanks, Jeff
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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Cuts out VIN: WBAHD631XN
WE REPLACED THE ENGINE ECU YESTERDAY AFTER CHECKING EVERYTHING WE COULD THINK OF. WE HAD JUST REPLACED THE TRANNY COMPUTER ON THIS CAR 2 WEEKS AGO, AND IT IS NOT VERY COMMON FOR BOTH COMPUTERS TO GO BAD .THE PROBLEM WOULD ONLY OCCUR OCCASIONALLY, AND SOMETIME...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L cluster VIN: WBABM5348Y
thanks to all the suggestions they were great, found the problem as a voltage drop in the junction box on top of the fuse pannel repaired the wiring works great now. Thanks again
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L low beam xenon lights VIN: WBABS33481
Okay, Much thanks to andreas for the tip. The problem was in the right REAR TAIL LIGHT BOARD... The ground path was messed up in the tail lamp circuit board and somehow causing a funny feedback to the light control unit, which caused a problem in the headlamp...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L charging system VIN: 5UXFA53522
First i like to thank all the people who replied. Especially, i like to thank Det from Salt Lake City, Utah. Det called me on Friday and faxed me over the Wiring diagram i needed. Even though i hooked up a fully charged jumper box to the vehicle, The alter...
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJFA14C1Y
did software up date and told owner that if he starts it he has to let it run for at least 5 to 10 mins before turning it off so in 6 months or a year we will find out if it got fixed or not thank you for all your help jeff and tha guys at ballards auto
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Driver's seat VIN: WDBRF65J53
Fixed. Seat Control Module (under the seat), was the culprit. Replaced w/ new unit, and now the seat is dancing once again. Junior, thanks for the tech tips. Byron, you were of no use whatsoever. :~) Ruben
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOCB2988Y
Well, this one remains a bit of a mystery to me. I hadn't driven the car after installing the new MAF, just looked at the o2 sensor patterns and didn't see any change. I sent the customer with the car for the weekend figuring I would see it back on Monday with... Trouble codes: P0133, P1275.
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Climate Control VIN: WVWTH63D01
Thanks for the replys, especially Larry from Ohio, who informed me that the A/C compressor stays energized at all times in automatic mode. The problem turned out to be a partially clogged heater core, which I back flushed multiple times, refilled and bled syst...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Valve Timing VIN: 3VWTH69M62
Thanks to all who responded. This vehicle had an intake cam advance of about 10 deg. max when comparing cam and crank on a scope. It was also setting a crank/cam synch code. I removed the valve cover to check actual mechanical range of the timers. There are 27...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
Thanks to everybody who responded. Combination secondary air valve was seized. I applied vacuum to combination valve and forsed low air pressure (6psi) thru it, the air didn't drop. Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection incorrect flow).
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L starter VIN: 3VWFE21C23
Well, turns out it was a bad negative ground cable. There was a spot, about halfway to the engine connection, where it loops down under the battery tray, that was corroded and green where it connected to the frame. That cable is pretty buried and we failed to ...
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2004 Volvo S60 2.4 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1R561T04
Well this one is fixed. After my update could not get vehicle to malfunction. With help recieved from replies and what Info i gathered I replaced the ignition switch. No further problems have occured in a week. Thank you for your help IATN. Trouble codes: E003, 200A, ABS10, CEM00.
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