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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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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L power window VIN: WAUML64B02
Good evening Audi techs,I am having nightmares here.This Audi as brought to me with power windows inop. also when you start the car and put it in gear it shows that the rf door and the both rear doors are open.Scanned for codes and I have codes 01374,alarm via...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L fans VIN: WBACC9327W
the cooling fans are inop, they run with the ac on but will not run when the coolant is hot. i can jump the high and normal relays and the fan runs. i need to know how the coolant temp sensor controls the relays. the temp in the data stream and on the gague se...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBAGG83481
Need some BMW expert mechanical advice. This 4.4L has a knocking(more tapping) noise comming from the front of the engine and seems more pronounced on the pass bank. The noise is most noticable at idle and dissappears over 1800 rpm's. Engine has a slightly uns...
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2006 BMW M5 5.0L trouble code VIN: WBSNB91036
Please,I need to known about this trouble code 27D0,this is a KTS bosch code, but mais scanner donīt read the step by step and discrition code4?
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Electronic VIN: SAJD01N51F
Hi, we have a vehicle in for a coolant leak, replaced cracked plastic coolant reservoir, flush cooling system, when test driving we noticed no heat from either side of dash, vehicle has seperate driver and passenger side controls,if going to a/c it gets cold f...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Surge VIN: EA300XHA55
Hi fellow techs, I have a 1987 Mercedes here with a 3.0 engine and it has a surging idle problem. The IAC is new and I have cleaned the throttle body. Tested the throttle switches and the air flow plate position sensor and all are working well. I found that if...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WDBCA24E1L
vehicle will not start or at least very hard start. upper fuel chamber pressure is 80 and lower is 77. this is psi. not usually working on these vehicles although have worked on them in the past. my question is this. when i crack #1 injector line it at least t...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Gauges VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hello guys, I have this Benz when you turn the ignition switch to on position and all the warning lights will flash 6 times just like giving me a code 6, and all gauges, speedometer and tachometer does not work at all at this time. Car runs and drives fine. Ha...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E23
greetings to all this mercedes has a check engine light on we pulled a code for o2 sensor ,tested sensor found it to be bad so changed it.using the snap on modis scanner we went to clear the codes and it does clear the code how ever the check engine light rema... Trouble codes: 24 (o2 sensor)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L engine VIN: WDBUF65J63
wE ARE CHASING A VIBRATION IN THIS MERCEDES BENZ E320. IN GEAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING AT A STOP, THE VIBRATION IS FELT IN STEERING WHEEL IN ALL GEARS. JACK UP MOTOR TO ISOLATE MOTOR MOUNTS, VIBRATION ONLY FELT IN GEAR WITH AC ON. WITH AC OFF NO VIBRATION. RAISE R...
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA29883
this car did not have an oil change for 30,000km twice the limit,the old oil filter was hard as a rock.we think the camshaft actuators are all gummed up so we changed the oil another twice after 5000 km.cleared the codes and as soon as you start to drive one o... Trouble codes: P1325 (camshaft bank 1), P1341 (camshaft bank2)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Reverse VIN: WVWSK61J12
As allready listed we checked Computer system for Codes, Checked Transmission Live Data observed shift engaugement- Normal -, Checked Fluid level which was good and fluid condition was ok, after all this seemed ok so far. Changed the Filter and then I decided ...
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWFP21J63
I'am working on this volkswagon that keeps setting code p0128 ( temperature below control limit ). It will set every couple of days. I first replaced the coolant temp sensor as if you wiggled it the temp guage would go all out of spec. The vehicle came back an... Trouble codes: P0128 (temp below control limit), 16512 (volkswagon code)
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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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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L gear engagement at idle VIN: 3VWCM31Y64
have done above work without any change, car was handed to me from another tech. code comes back after clearing, but i can keep trans out of limp mode by clearing for 1 key cycle and all gears upshift and downshift without an issue. then the trans goes into li...
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1LS5506P
Time for some help. Will perform well when cold, but after the car is warm about 25 minutes of driving the car develops misfires underload. Idles very smooth, during stall test it will misfire quite a bit. While driving it will do pretty well in 1st and 2nd bu...
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1994 Volvo 940 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV346578AH
Hi I have this Volvo that I just cannot figure out. I have replaced the diaphram for the turbo bypass valve and also the mass air flow sensor due to it being damaged from backfiring. I have check the timing belt and the marks are all aligned properly. The timi...
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Radio VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
I cannot unlock this radio! I have the code from the owner and have verified this with dealer by VIN#. Owner claims is original radio for vehicle. Have given serial number to dealer and they cannot find it listed. Have let vehicle sit with key on and radio on ...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L driver VIN: YV4CY59236
Help guys, This XC90 is one of our sale cars, already lost one sale over this condition. 1) When ever the engine is under boost, an air escaping noise can be heard at the drivers lower windshield area inside the cabin, sounds like a boost leak, We have smoke ...
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2001 BMW M5 5.0L no power VIN: WBSDE93431
The throttle acuator was stuck. An easy way to check this is the future would be to remove the upper intake and try to open the butterfly's. With the key off you should be able to open them easily. With the key on the throttle acuator will hold them closed.... Trouble codes: P1637 (throttle actuator), 107.
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i 2.5L ABS light, 4x4 light VIN: WBXPA73414
It worked to install the used t-case module. I had to have the dealer re-code the module to work with the other computers. On these late model bmw's it seems like most of the modules have to be coded to one another. The 4x4 as well as the ABS light went out...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Ignition VIN: SALMB11423
Well, not alot of help, but we figured it out. The steering lock control module was the problem. We bought a used column that was broken and took out the module and installed it in the customer's column and it works perfect! Thanks for the replies, GUY
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L fuel trims VIN: SALTW19404
vehicle came in last Friday for new oxygen sensor. Replaced, and when i did, cleaned living heck out of the connector; had oil in it. Also cleaned outside and wiring loom. checked live data before clearing adaptions, and fuel trims went right back to normal...
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1971 Mercedes-Benz 280sl 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1130441202
Thanks to all, (most, one guy seemed like he was more intent on sounding self important than helping) anyways, the rest of you, thanks much. The fuel injector body is indeed the culprit, and being human, I neglected it as it was rebuilt by a reputable source ...
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