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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUZL64B51
vehicle came in for failed emissions test. we retrieved multiple codes & pursued mass air flow code. (3months ago) now pending codes are 119-203-111a. we cant decifer these. we are using a bosch lap top scanner Trouble codes: 119 (203 -), 203 (011a -), 011A
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L No Start VIN: WBABS534X1
Hello. I got this bmw being towed in for a no start. I went to customers house and looked it over for a while and think i have found the problem but want to be sure. The customer said they were driving yesterday and the SRS light came on, the vehicle has NOT b...
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2003 BMW 540i 4.4L courtesy lights VIN: WBADN53483
The ZKE3 module(general body module) has a code 180. does anyone know what this is? everything works except the courtesy lights. I have checked all powers and grounds to this module(all OK).I can disconnect terminals from module and apply 12 volts at terminal ...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L stuck in drive VIN: WBAAZ33493
complete soft overhaul w/new pump asbly/reman converter by 35yr veteran trans builder now stuck in fail mode w/high line engage fwd & reverse never seen this p1895 code refernc for axle disengagment solenoid circuit low clearing codes comes back immed again p1...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L brake pedal VIN: SALJY124XW
Hello all you land rover techs. I have a discovery here and, I really don't work on a lot of these. It has a clunk in the brake pedal. You can hear it and feel it but, I can't consistantly reproduce it. Seems to happen when you are crusing and step on the brak...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBDA28D5P
Ok all you Mercedes fixers out there. This car is driving me crazy. It came in with the plugs black and the injection computer disconnected. Someone replaced the fuel distributor with another one and disconnected the computer so there was no lambda adjustment ...
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2000 Other European 3200GT 3200CC MIL Lamp on, limp home VIN: ZAMAA38B01
I'm dealing hard with this Maserati. Injection system is Marelli 4CM (I think this system was assembled just in the 3200GT) I know this cars are prone to have bad throttle actuators. I had changed in other cars two throttle actuators before because it was bad... Trouble codes: P0225, P1225 (accelerator pedal travel sensor related), P1226 (accelerator pedal travel sensor related)
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1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Misfire VIN: YS3DF58N3X
Hello forum this Saab story came in with a blown fuse for the boost pressure control solonoid valve. Replaced the fuse and it blows right away. We installed a new boost pressure control valve and ran the vehicle, the fuse no longer blows but the valve got real...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L head bolt VIN: YS3ED58E9Y
Car came in with a coolant leak,cold only.Removed head and found loose head bolt.My question is the replacement bolts did not come with washers like original and no listing in catalog for washers.Do I need washers?
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L engine VIN: YS3FB49583
Hello members! This saab came to me a few months ago because of excessive oil consumption. No smoke came out of the tailpipe until the engine ran for 2 minutes or more. Then it smoked badly, so bad that cars dissappear behind you. I diagnosed the problem as a ...
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1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Stall VIN: WVWFE83A8S
this is a very weird issue. when vehicle is put into drive or reverse when cold the engine will immediatly stall ..just like u dropped the clutch on a manual trans.as it warms up it slowly gets better and will not die but still drops rpm excessivly...900rpm @ ...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWBB61C1W
Ok VW techs I have aquired a real nice one. Car comes in with ck engine light on and won't accelerate. Someone had already replaced the throttle body(new) with the complaint to program idle controller.Car has been sitting for about 2 years and has been in an a... Trouble codes: P1580, P1565
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L hard start,no power, VIN: 9BWGP21511
THIS CAR CAME TO US WITH EXCESSIVE GREY/WHITE SMOKE AND HARD STARTING...IT HAD TWO CODES FOR EGR AND INTAKE FLAP SOLONOIDS...WE INSTALLED NEW SOLONOIDS AND THIS CORRECTED THE CODES...WE DID EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE TEST FOR RESTRICTION AND THERE WAS ONLY 1.5 lbs ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat 4.0L MIL Lamp on
Hello there VW techs! This vehicle came to client shop with MIL on, and P0481 stored. Called No-Data, as there was no listing for this code on any VW model that I checked. They responded to my help request, stating that there was no listing for this code on th... Trouble codes: P0481 (Circuit Problem Cooling Fan 2)
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YVITS94D5Y
Hello Volvo Techs.. First of all I know we should have just got a reman. tranny from the dealer, but this case the customer was in a tough situation with money right now and we wanted to help her out on the costs so we decided to have a local tranny guy of 35...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L oil pressure VIN: YV1VS2555Y
Engine has no oil pressure at sender port. Oil is not aerated. No noise from rod bearings. lots of oil to top end. Have not seen this before on these engines. New car for us. Owner states oil has been changed every three to five thousand miles. No short trip d...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29511
Hi All, We have this volvo s40 in the shop with a p0133 b1s1 o2 slow to response.Check o2 sensor and it's operating properly check for air leaks none found.Mitchell says to replace b1s1 o2 sensor and if that does not do the trick replace rear 1.Anybody run in ... Trouble codes: P0133 (s1b1 o2 slow to response)
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2004 Audi TT Quattro 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUWF28NX4
Thanks to everybody for their help. We have not solved this yet. It is best described as a calculated load problem. We have replaced the MAF twice and code has come back. We just cleaned injectors and decarbonized engine and have not determined yet if this wil... Trouble codes: 17550 (load calculation cross checklower limit exceeded), P0102 (maf or volume airflow a circuit low).
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L wont run VIN: WBADT43442
Thanks to everybody who took their valuable time to get me on track with some common sense suggestions.Turns out we had plenty of fuel pressure, did a compression test but I think my tech was more concerned about getting the oil pan off than looking hard at th...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJHX1740T
After eliminating the camshaft position sensor and the EFI CPU I tested the output and reading on the Crankshaft position sensor and discovered resistance reading from 700 ohms on up to 3500 ohms, which upon replacement fixed the problem. The new sensor read ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L inop VIN: WDBLK65G33
Thank you to all who took the time to reply. The problem turned out to be crossed wiring in the console. Apparently someone had the switch group out and crossed the connectors for ESP and the convertible top. They interchange fine and the wiring is such that t...
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L compressor VIN: 3VWBB61CXW
beetle is fixed and gone,but will be back for fan motor later. thanks to ya,ll that took time to reply to my trouble. I learned more about a/c theory & function thru the ordeal. worked on a/c thru the years but never had trouble until this one..talked to a cou...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWMD6383X
MEA CULPA - MEA CULPA - AS ALMOST EVERYONE WHOSE SMARTER THAN ME POINTED OUT, THE FAILURE IS INDEED IN THE POWER TRANSISTOR. SINCE THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME ITS EASY TO SWAP EM AND WATCH THE MISFIRE MOVE. NEW TRANSISTOR COMING FROM AUDI ($300- OUCH!) AND WE'LL B... Trouble codes: P0302.
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L T-belt Tensioner VIN: WVWWH63B82
Thanks for all the great replies. As suggested I ran engine W/ covers off to view belt/pulleys and check for runout or anything abnormal etc. Some suggested and I confirmed that if the tensioner is compressed to far the pin on the back of the Ten. roller will...
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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
thanks to all that replied. after recheking mvb found egr at 100%duty cycle removed and found stuck about 20 mm open would not move at all. due to that the turbo was loaded with carbon deposits. after replacing egr valve the car ran much better but the turbo v... Trouble codes: P0131, P0403, P0234 (turbo super charger overboost condition control limit exceeded).
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L Blower fan VIN: YVIVS27563
All fixed. Big thanks to all that replied. I installed a new resistor and all is well. As we are dipping in to the 30's now, the customer was very happy too!
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