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1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L abs VIN: WAUBG74D5W
ABS light is on, brake light is flashing, scanned for codes, code 00283 Wheel speed sensor, code FL-G47 open curcuit/short with power. Which sensor is this? And what are the specs for the sensor? Thanks
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L transmission VIN: WAUED54BXY
We replaced the torque converter at the beginning of the year due to T/C codes, customer sold the car andthe new customer notice a trans leak under the car between the engine and bell housing, his mechanic said the torque convert seal was leaking. We replaced ...
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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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1992 BMW 525i 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBAHD6315N
Car has a misfire in cylinder 1. Found injector not geting signal from pcm. Question is can we swap pcm with a used one with out reprogramming.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Good morning everyone I have an 00 bmw 323i that was towed in for no start. The customer said that it ran fine until the drive belt broke and after he replaced the belts the car will now start and immediately stall just like you shut off the ignition. I cant f...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABM5349Y
Well today I got a BMW sensor this time and the customer is going to drop the car off tomorrow night so I can have a cold morning start and warm up. My questions to you guys is: Is there an update on the software for these early E46 models? Why is this code sh... Trouble codes: 65 (Intake cam sensor fault)
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33482
This vehicle runs good actually except for the CEL light coming on and the traction light flashing at take off. The ABS set the 5e19 code as listed. The engine codes are as shown. mainly it is running lean and everything under the hood is like new. No oil leak... Trouble codes: 5E19 (Can data fault from DME/DDE), 227 (fuel trim lean b1), 228 (fuel trim lean b2), 211 (IAC Mechanical fault)
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Seat back lock VIN: WBABW53455
This car came in with the airbag warning light on after testing with Auto Logic we had 2 codes 115 and 116 which state seat back lock faulty . There is no further info in Alldata or Mitchell to repair this system only to reset after repair , has anyone had any...
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1998 Jaguar XJR 4.0L No Start
Tryed starting with starter fluid at Mass air flow filter box no run.fuses in trunk all good. If I use power probe to fuse 7 or fuse 15 in trunk this will turn on fuel pumps However still wont start. I tried swapping different relays for fuel pumps and nothing... Trouble codes: 1230 (fuel metering control), 1646 (fuel control computer)
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on
Can anyone tell me where the thermostat monitoring sensor is, as the cooling fans on this freelander are on full as soon as you turn on the engine hot or cold. Found two possibles one's, one on the bottom rad hose and one under the inlet manifold next to the t... Trouble codes: P1118 (thermostate monitor sensor)
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 420SEL 4.2L high idle VIN: WDBCA35D4H
HI FELLOW TECHS JUST FIXED A FRIENDS CAR,A DAY LATE FROM A ROUTINE TIMING CHAIN REPLACEMENT, A GUIDE LET GO AND THE CHAIN SKIPPED BENDING 4 EXHAUST VALVES. jUST FINISHED IT BUT HAS A HIGH IDLE 1000-1100 HE SAYS IT WAS LIKE THAT BEFORE THE INCIDENT, JUST WONDER...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Stall VIN: WDBEA30D3J
This 'benz stalls very intermittently and I have found a few different common problems but vehicle will not act up consistently enough to know for certain what is wrong. Checked fuses in OVP relay, tapped on that and fuel pump relay, no hiccup. Scoped lambda, ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400E 4.2L seats VIN: WDBEA34E1N
heres a funny on for you merc techs. i have a 1992 e400. this car came in with a drivers seat inop. tested wiring system and found that the seat module was working properly. we had another e400 and swaped seats and seats works. replaced control module and all ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L steiring whell VIN: WDBGA51G0X
Hi everyone, I'v got this hard finding vibration problem. At 70 to 90 km/h the steiring wheel shakes a little bit. The vibration stops after. Whe try to balance the tires and didn't help so he want ot buy new tires and mags. He did buy new mags (the original o...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L starter VIN: WDBKK47FXY
Hello IATN members, I have a SLK230 in the shop with a no start. The vehicle was in for a remote start system . But before our tech even got started the car will not start. It will crank at times and almost start but then stops.So the tech working on it got me...
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1979 Other European Silver Shado 6.75L Power Windows
Hey, I am working on a 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, and I need a wiring diagram. The driver's side (LH) rear window is not operating in down mode, only up, from that door's switch, and the front, driver's door switches do nothing, either up or down. The ...
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1980 Volkswagen Rabbit 1.5L no power
this car has been in several times over the past few years and we have actually completly re-built this motor once. Customer runs SVO (Straight Veg. Oil) in this car and we have related this to the prior leak issues as well as several others. However... this v...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWDD21C61
customer stated oil lite and warning buzzer was coming on intermittently installed new pickup screen (screen was restricted) now sounds like timing chain is making noise at idle sometimes seems to come and go is there a screen in the tensioner? thanks in advan...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69MX1
i have found that the egr excessive flow is direcly affected by my excessive maf values. although there is no maf codes, my idle reading is not at spec. block 003 in vag com is showing actual at 480 mg/stroke. spec is between 230 to 370. i verified this with a... Trouble codes: P0402
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L turbo VIN: WVWSR61J34
Hello, I have an oil leak coming out of or around the turbo on the intake side of it. I have little experience with turbos so I have been doing some research and found a couple articles stating that oil leaks are never external on these turbo units (do not kno...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.3L No Start VIN: YSTAAA8919
Car came in good running order for EGR issue. Clean intake passage toward EGR valve. Take throttle body off for better access to clean the passage. Also clean dirty throttle body. Put everything back togheter, car won't start. Fuel pressure yes, no spark. Chec... Trouble codes: P0120 (Throtlle position sensor/circuit)
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Instrument Cluster VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
Customer advises the ABS/Tracton control lite Comes on & Eveything on the instrument panel quits ie: speedo,tach,gauges,etc. Using a Snap-on Solus w/8.4, the only way to interface is Global OBD, no codes retrieved. I have not been able to duplicate problem,I h...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Climate Control VIN: YV1V527514
Hi Guys This S40's Vin shows it to be a 04 but the systems are 03. One of my techs said there was a split in mid 04. Anyway the customer complaint is that the climate control pannel goes dead intermitantly. It has not shown any symptons at all in the shop. He...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Blower fan VIN: YVIVS27563
This vehicle has automatic climate control. Vehicle came in with a complaint of the blower motor inop. I found power going to the blower motor, so I assumed the fan motor was bad. Installed a new one and no change. At this time, I spoke some more with the c...
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L thermostat VIN: WAULT64B43
THE CAR NOW HEATS UP TO NORMAL RANGE WITHIN 2.5 MILES FROM A COLD OVERNIGHT START. WE REPLACED THE THERMOSTAT AGAIN WITH ANOTHER WHALER STAT, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WE GOT INFO FROM THE TECHS OUT THERE THAT I CAN FIND A SECOND AIR BLEED FITTING BACK BY THE HEATE...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAN6331XG
The vast majority of responses concentrated on the crankcase vent valve (aka diaphram/plate at rear of plenum). As stated in our original help request, we had confirmed that the device and related bits were intact and functioning, but to be thorough we removed...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83461
THANKS FOR THE HELP,BUT THIS ONE IS FIXED. TURNED OUT TO BE BAD DME. TPS CHECKED OUT OK WITH MY METER BUT DME IS INTERPRETING IT WRONG. HAD CORRECT TPS SWEEPS AT TB AND BACKPROBED AT DME. REPLACED DME AND THEN NO START. VEDIS COULD NOT CORRELATE DME TO EMS SO ... Trouble codes: 114 (cam position sensor), 117 (throttle potentiometer), 118 (throttle stuck), 119 (throttle potentiometer 2), 131 (throttle actuator jambed), 133 (spring check throttle actuator).
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Radio VIN: WBADT43412
The radio was not the problem. The problem was that the owner installed an I-pod adapater in the trunk in place of the CD player. It shorted and caused the radio, the directionals and the remote door locks to become inoperative. Removed the adapter and all is ...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: VWCM21Y44M
First thanks to all who replied. I got a lot of suggestions that the key fob was bad aor the reader was not working. I called the customer and found she had no second key for me to try. A couple of suggestions were to reset the system by removing the batter... Trouble codes: P1570 (17978 ecu blocked).
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L ccm VIN: YV1SZ58D11
I still can't give a firm answer because I didn't try a used unit. 3 replies said you can't do it, and 5 replies said you can do it. A couple of people said they have actually reloaded used units. This all started with a battery change that took out the c...
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