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1993 Audi S4 2.2L bulb monitor VIN: WAUHP84A8P
taillight/low beam bulb failure light comes on whenever, sometimes as soon as you turn the key on, sometimes after 20 minutes of driving. we have tried a known good lamp control module, all osram bulbs in back, hella in front. we cleaned grounds, replaced all ...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF6327S
This vehicle came with misfires and check engine light on, customer said it was a intermitant problem and vehicle only ran bad when engine light came on. Vehicle misfired all at time while at shop. Found trouble codes 201, and 203 for sensor one and sensor two... Trouble codes: 201 (sensor one), 203 (sensor three)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33591
We got this BMW in a few weeks ago for a large amount of suspension work and valve cover gasket replacement. Upon removal of the valve covers, we found two collapsed/open breather hoses on the top of the intake @ the rear of the engine. We replaced both with B... Trouble codes: 028 (Fuel Trim Adaptation At Limit Bank 1), 029 (Fuel Trim Adaptation At Limit Bank 1)
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L While driving VIN: WBAFB33531
We have this X5, that has a vibration on accelaration. When the vehicle is cold it drives smooth. But as the vehicle warms up while driving the vibration gets worse and worse. It only happens on accelaration. Any ideas would help. Regards.
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L Unknown VIN: SALTW12JKY
Ok Rover guys, this one is being difficult... Vehicle comes in with no heat!! Hook up autologic- retrieve left blend door motor (O/C), Right blend door motor (O/C) and Distribution blend door motor (S/C). The codes will not clear!! I remove the dash partially ...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Blower fan VIN: WMWRE33312
This is a Mini S That I am trying to locate the Fan resistior, I found a spot on the passenger side housing that looks like the spot the resistior is suppose to be. But is just a blank hole with no resistior, I pullled glove box and could not find it that way ...
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1985 Porsche 928 S 5.0L Power Steering VIN: WPOJB0927K
Is there a good way to bleed the air out of the system. Alldata mentions a procedure and gives the factory manual page number but that's all. The car came in with a couple of small leaks. The pressure hose had already been replaced. Starting the car and shutti...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M53
SOUR krout vw well check it out 03 jetta just had used eng installed because of clogged screen mill on p0411 ok on cold start no sig from ecm to operate SAI pump at relay pump will run using probe only have global obd 2 live data reads mass air 250 g/s to 190 ... Trouble codes: P0411
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L xenon leveling headlamps/ESP VIN: WVGCM67L94
Hi VW techs, and thanks in advance for whomever can help. This VW came in the shop with multiple indicators lighted on dash, inluding 4WD inop, ESP inop, Headlamp level indicator lighted in message system, driver memory/power seat inop, and a couple of other s...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Radio AM side VIN: 9BWDE61J45
Hello fellow techs, I purchsed this car and while driving I put the radio onto an AM station. I had clear reception while I was sitting still. Once I began to move, the static began. I stopped moving and the static stopped. The strange part is that while driv...
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2006 Volkswagen Golf GLS TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGR61J06
I am have trouble trying to diagnose this car, It runs poorly under load on the highway.It has grey smoke out of the tailpipe at times. Vw has a TSB 01-07-46 that on maf sensor fault P0101 and shows how to diagnose it and I have not had luck finding the proble... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass range/performance)
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D9X
Hello Volvo techs, this car came in with a P0014 B camshaft position over advanced several months ago. I replaced the vvt solenoid, cleared the code and road tested. The code ended up returning a few drive cycles later. If the code is cleared, it comes back as... Trouble codes: P0014
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1997 BMW 840Ci 4.4L evaporator VIN: WBAEF82030
All the replies stated that this repair was possible without removing the dash and they were right! However, in my case it was a lot slower because the glove box and the steering column were swapped over but not the access panel to the evaporator! This meant t...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33482
Well, this ended up being very stupid. It ended up being a bad oil cap. The IAC fixed the stall. I am still getting an IAC code with the eml, abs, traction light, but the excessive fuel trims are fixed. So thanks to everyone for the help. I had to give it a sm... 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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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBRIE38573
Ok guys, this one is fixed. This one had to go to the dealer to reset the timing with a BMW tool, Since I removed that VVT sensor from the valve cover it somehow messed with the timing... All is fixed.
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L brake pedal VIN: SALJY124XW
I'm sorry I have not found the problem and the customer had to take the vehicle as it is his only means of transportation. I am still open to any suggestions but, I was unable to find anything at this time. Thank you all maybe I'll get another chance in the fu...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 280E 2.8L fUEL GAUGE
checked tank resistances were out of sepcs and had intermittanty circuit thanks for you replies sender fitted and ok
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA32E23
WE DID REPAIR THIS CAR WITH INSTALLING A NEW O2 SENSOR.TO CLEAR THE ENGINE LIGHT WE REMOVED BOTH BATTERY CABLES FROM THE BATTERY AND LET THE CAR SIT FOR TEN MINUTES,WE RECONNECTED THE BATTERY AND THE LIGHT WAS OUT.THANKS FOR THE REPLIES Trouble codes: 24 (o2 sensor).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Stall VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, REPLACED CRANK SENSOR WITH NEW. TEST DROVE RAN GREAT. ALSO SITTING STILL AT ABOUT 3700 RPM DIDN'T DIE AND DOME LIGHT STAYED ON. THANKS AGAIN
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Left rear tail lamp VIN: WDBRF40J73
Sorry everyone but I sent this POS to the dealer. I changed all the light bulbs with silver, brass, and every combination in between. I honestly think it is the SAM screwing with me but Mercedes parts are too expensive to take a guess. Thanks for the help guys...
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2007 Mini cooper 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWMF33557
thanx for the help,randy and mark were probably right,meaning that i smoked it and found no leaks but i used the pressure sensor port to fill intake with smoke.i think the sensor was cocked in the port for what ever reason.i put it back together and it ran per... Trouble codes: P1105, P2187.
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1997 Other European DB7 3.239L compressor VIN: SCFAA1111U
Hey my thanks to Darryl for access info to aston martin technical database. It has proved to be more of a problem than expected, however I will get access eventually and sort the car out. Thanks
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1998 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWBB81E1W
removed throttle body & cleaned & reset throttle adaptive & fixed. wiggled computer and ignition wires to no avial. applied stabilant to most of the harness connections. fuel pressure & steering pump were okay. thanks to everyone who helped. Trouble codes: P1613.
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L cooling system VIN: WVWDH21JXY
Thanks for all the e-mails, after everything that would cause an overheating concern was inspected or repaired and all looked good, this led us to look closer at a head gasket issue, we pulled the cylinder head and found the gasket leaking(very very small leak...
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2000 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21V7Y
THE INFORMATION ON THE CABRIO WAS CORRECT. I REPLACED THE AIRFLOW METER AND THE CHECH ENGINE LIGHT NEVER CAME BACK ON. I STILL NEVER FOUND A PROBLEM WITH THE OLD MASS AIR BUT A NEW PART FROM THE DEALER TOOK CARE OF THE PROBLEM. Trouble codes: P1128 (bank 1 longterm fuel trim too lean).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L engine VIN: 3VWSS29M31
Thanks for all your replies. After double checking everything, the midrange vibrations were caused due to an aftermarket drive axle, which was about 1.5" too long.
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWBF56478
OK, so I replaced the combi valve that was siezed up and so far havent heard back from customer, hopefully a good thing. Thanks for the input on reasons behind water present in SAI system.
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L mil VIN: 3VWCK21Y93
Sorry for the late post here, but it's been rather busy arround here. Chris and Michael sugested the wiring or connector and unfortunatly that all checked out great with the vanage pro. My solus scanner has been great with many vws but for some reason wouldn't...
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L 4th gear VIN: 3VWCD31YX4
This bug drove me and the trany guy nuts. I was working with a warranty company and we were trying to keep costs down, but that didn't happen. We had a guy pick the bug up he drove it over 60 miles to his shop before it acted up again. He then found out that t...
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1999 Volvo V70 2.4L vss sensor VIN: YV1LW55A1X
Thanks for all the replies. It turns out this car had been to two trans shops. I talked to the second shop and he indicated the wiring had been cut in several places. He said he replaced the wiring harness inside the trans. He also tried replacing different se...
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