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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L long crank after hot VIN: 1070441203
thank you all for any help vechile towed in as a no start has been sitting for over a year.after replacing all of the above parts car ran fairly well except after hot soak.i then had a very long crank and will only start if i held the acceleator half way down ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L Head- Right Bank VIN: WDBJF72F4V
Hi Guys, Got this MB E420 here that came in with a tapping noise that appears to be coming from right side valve train. The frequency is in sync with the injectors at any rpm. We changed the very thick oil with some fresh synthetic for maintenance. The car ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WDBRF64J41
Car was towed in for no start.I know little about Mercedes so I checked IATN and decided to replace crank sensor.Car started.Test drove car seemed to run fine.Yesterday it came back with customer complaint that doesn.t have power sense I worked on it.Test drov...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Factory Radio VIN: 3VWRF81H2W
This VW came in for a Clutch replacement and to do that I disconnected & removed the battery. After finishing the job I tried to find the radio code, no longer with the car. Calling the local dealer did not help as they said that I needed to bring the car in t...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L Compressor VIN: WVWGC21JXY
Once the control module was replaced, the fans now turn on when the A/C switch is activated on the dash, which is what I would expect. The compressor still will not engauge however. If the RPM is raised to approx. 3000 the clutch activates and compressor runs....
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Surge, cruise control VIN: 3VWCD21C42
Hi guys, this is a wierd one. This VW after 10 minutes of driving at 70 MPH with the cruise control set will start to surge...almost like the ECM doesn't know what the VSS input is. It surges between 3 and 5 MPH. If I take the cruise off, it's fine. I must dri...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L dash lights VIN: WVWPD63B62
This Passat is getting the best of us. When the ignition switch is turned on the dash lights and interior illumination lamps are on and cannot be adjusted with insturment dimmer sw. The DRL works fine its just the owner doesn't know when to turn headlights on ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M04
Hello to all vw techs. I have a vw in my shop with no injector pulse, fire or cant communicate with engine ecu. Checked all powers and grounds ok, so I pulled cover off ecu and smelled and saw circuit burnt. Replaced with know good one thinking it would start ... Trouble codes: 01314 (engine ecu no communication transmission), 00823 (line output left short circuit radio), 00859 (line output right short circuit radio), 00860 (line output rear left short circuit radio), 01177 (ecu at this moment not checkable instrument panal), 01314 (engine ecu no communication transmission)
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1994 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L Ignition VIN: YV1LW5710R
I purchased this car at auction. It had an intermittant no start problem. Now it is permanent! I have seen it run once. I have no check engine light and I'm guessing if I fix that, the car will start. I have power to both red wires on the main relay(on the ra...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L obdii VIN: YV1LZ56D2Y
This car needs smog check but OBDII system is not ready for catalytic and O2 sensor,the car was driven over 60 miles.On mode6 test ID 01,component ID 05 is failed I need mode6 test result information,for example what is test ID 01 CID 05.
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2001 Volvo C70 2.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: YV1NC56D81
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have an interesting problem on this Volvo. Intermittently, on a cold start, it will momentarily rev very high, sometimes as high as 4,000 RPM. On a cold start, it's normal for these cars to momentarily idle as ...
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1974 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0L oil pressure
Thank you for all your help. Replies included mechanical check on the pressure- I had 50psi @ idle hot, which excluded the missing crankshaft plug reply. I did try one of the suggestions- I installed a variable resistor between the sender and guage to see if ...
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUCB28D8X
Well the overall majority said put an OE cat. in it. And that is what we did, and it passed with flying colors. I decided not to mess with the timing without a timing code. It did read 12 degrees on the VAG, but I still didn't find a spec. I have been going t...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L warning lights flash VIN: 4JGBB863X6
Hay this one was checked out at another shop no fix found 5 days on it one of my techs got on it same thing my head tech came in found it ten minutes one tool battery tester he found the battery tested low and after charging the battery stilled tested low but ...
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1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L engine VIN: WV2ZB0257E
THE PISTON RINGS WERE VARY HARD TO SEAT ON THIS ONE. I DRIVE VEHICLE FOR TWO TANKS AND FINALLY GOT THE BLOW BY TO CUT DOWN. I REMOVED THE PCV CANISTER ASSY AND EVEN GOT ANOTHER USED ONE TO SEE IF PARTS ARE MISSING. THERE IS ONLY A PLASTIC INSERT IN THE PLASTIC...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB81H6V
Thanks a ton to all who replied .. As suspected .. aftermarket reman MAF N.G.!!! Used OEM reman MAF and changed oil. Fuel trim Numbers perfect no more dtc's.Special thanks to "jake" the audi doctor for his article on fuel trim he included. SEE BELOW: Fuel Trim... Trouble codes: P0172.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L windows/door locks VIN: 3VWSF29M2Y
Most of the replies said it probably was the motor. I got a used drivers door motor (module) put it in and voila! everything works as it should. I didn't realize that all the switches from the drivers console go through the motor! when I had a close look at th...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L hard start,no power, VIN: 9BWGP21511
thanks to all that replied...after readings Don [...]'s info i decided to call another client with same car and check compression on it...it was 425 LBS...soooo based on that the engine is weak and makes perfect sense for all the symptoms...the client is going ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Reverse VIN: WVWSK61J12
Thanks for all the advice and help. We power flushed the unit and changed the Filter again. Yhe problem seemed to be the wrong fluid was in the unit. The car is running and shifting as it should, advised the customer for a recheck in 2month or when any problem...
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