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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Control module VIN: WAUYP54B1N
I've got a DTC that won't clear. 65535 or U48023, Internal control module memory: checksum error. I went ahead and replaced the torn airbag hoping I could make the module work. I have inspected all the harness connections at the compressor, air control valve a...
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1994 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE132XR
car came in with a no start and a crank sensor code. replaced crank sensor. car started right up. Now the car while sometime run bad at idle other times when given gas. code 16 keeps pooping back up. The car acts like its losing it crank ref, and cutting fuel ... Trouble codes: 16 (Crankshaft sensor)
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pushing smok and oil VIN: SALME11403
Hello all. I came on to a project that another mechanic had taken apart. The heads were taken off and machined. Parts were all over the place. So it began. I tracked down a manual for a BMW X5 for the 4.4 V8. I set the heads on and torqued to spec. I set...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery S 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: SALTL16443
thanks in advance i have a happy rover here the instrument cluster is dead!! no gages work only thing that comes on is the srs light.. the blinkers dont even flash on the dash but do work on the exterior! we have autologic scanner going into the bcu no codes i...
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Mechanical VIN: WDE1241331
I am looking for the cam, intake, exhaust,and injector torque values, as well as the cam timing procedures. any help is welcome as the local dealers are none.
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L alarm goes off VIN: WDBEA34E9R
Customer complains that the alarm goes off on its own. When she unlocks her car, intermittent. I have not gotten the car to do it but if i lock the car from the trunk or the pass door and then unlock it from the drivers side the alarm always goes off. She only...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L top VIN: WDBEA66E8R
Car came in with warning light on and warning buzzer going off with top up and locked in place. Disembled switch to check contacts, replaced blown fuse, reassembled switch it blinks indicating stored trouble code and top doesn't move. Need procedure to access ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Seat Belt Warning Relay VIN: WDBFA67F8V
Hi there. I am trying to find the location of the Seat Belt Warning relay on this car. I have removed the Passenger Air Bag, the Instrument Cluster, the Center Console Cover, as well as looked under the Driver's Seat, in the Engine Compartment and everywhere e...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L no up shift VIN: WDBJF70JX1
car came with random misfire(replace wires, plugs, and MAF) misfire problem solved., Also has transmission code (p2065 N15/3 etc control module) memory is fault. firstable trans oil was dirty so we changed with new filter(no metal chip in pan) changed AT plug ...
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1987 Porsche 944 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AA0954G
what is the posibility of bent valves on this engines?
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1979 Volkswagen Beetle 1.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1592006446
I did figure out the temp sensor is bad. Will verify monday. The other techs and the owner are un reachiable till monday. So here is my question. There is a canester in the finderwell @ 10 oclock above the right rear wheel. I know that there is a vacum line th...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
hey guys i got a passat here with a p0299 turbo underboost code. customer states after 20 min of driving mil comes on and turbo is red hot ? verified wastegate operation and all plumbing free of leaks . ex backpressure below 1 psi at idle . can hear turbo spoo...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRK69M03
This Jetta will set a code P2181 within a day or two of driving. As far as we know it has never been overheated. It runs ok otherwise. Heater and cooling system appear to work normally. Driving with scan tool and monitoring engine temp it does take awhile to c... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance)
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L convertible top VIN: 3VWCK21Y73
Asking VW bettle help. Top when down and now is inop. The battery has not been disconected try the switch relearn anyways, no help. The top movement icon starts flashing when switch is pushed. I manually closed the top as mention in the owners book then turn t...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on
Hello everyone and happy Halloween. This Touareg customer is a new friend of mine. The code set on this for the second time and I have not found a clear answer as to why. This is the first time I have looked at this truck. I am getting it after the customer ha... Trouble codes: P2422 (18854 Purge solenoid stuck closed)
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Rear Main Seal VIN: YV1LS5533S
Has a significant amount of oil leaking at the rear of engine, used dye to verify that. How hard is it to put in a rear main seal? Does anyone have any advice, or tips to offer if we decide to do the job? I'm not sure if I want to tackle what appears to be a l...
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Rev Engagment/ 3-4 Shift VIN: YV1LW5646W
Vehicle was brought to us for transmission overhaul AW50-42LE,(found all burnt clutches and overheated) assumed this was all from low fluid condition (see Related Repair history). After rebuilt we have a quick or hard Reverse application and a quick or hard 3-...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Turn Signals & Hazard Lights VIN: WAUZL64B61
Lots of responses that the Hazard light switch was at fault. However, further testing revealed that this car has leaves restricting the drain in the battery area which resulted in water coming inside the car and flooding the central lock control module under ...
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2001 Audi A4 2.8L remote transmitter VIN: WAUAH68D21
I would like to thank everyone that took the time to respond. All were pretty much in agreement that the control unit had to be coded by Audi dealer since my scan tool did not have that capability. The body shop took it to the dealership, so I am closing thi...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L 2-1 downshift VIN: WBACA42020
Thanks to those that replied. There is no fault with this car. This trans has adaptive learning. The owner tells me that he usually drives to get best fuel economy with minimum throttle. When control units learn this driving style, more accellerator pedal tr...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L cooling stsrem VIN: WBAGH8340Y
Thanks for all of the replies to my post.As I suspected it indeed was the valley pan under the intake manifold that was leaking coolant.My main concern was that there wasn't the possibilty of a leak behind the block.The pan seal will leak and there are drain h...
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L battery VIN: WBADS33481
I GOT 16 QUICK RESPONES TO THE FINAL STAGE BLOWER RESISTER AND THE DEALER STOCKED IT IT IN NOW AND SO FAR SO GOOD THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED/// MARK
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L No Communication VIN: WBAGL63462
William you hit this one right on the head or at least got me in the right direction.I started to pull the pass seat and also noticed the carpet was a bit wet.When I pull the carpet up there was about 2 inches of water under the carpet.It turned out that this ...
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2003 BMW 540i 4.4L courtesy lights VIN: WBADN53483
Thanks for the help. Recoding the module did the trick. I never did find out the code(180) description.
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33442
Did some more testing of the fuel pump electrical circuit. We had no power at all at the fuel pump. Ignition switch power at the fuel pump relay only and the terminal for battery voltage had none. We found out the battery voltage source is from fuse f20 and...
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2000 Other European 3200GT 3200CC MIL Lamp on, limp home VIN: ZAMAA38B01
I received one hint about loom problems with this cars. Next time I received car will make a direct wiring connection between accelerator pedal travel sensor and ECM (six wires). Just as a try. I love intermittent problems... Thanks Trouble codes: P0225, P1225 (accelerator pedal travel sensor related), P1226 (accelerator pedal travel sensor related).
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L engine VIN: WP0AA0954G
YES THE TURBO IS GONE BUT WE DID A CHEAP FIX,CUSTOMER DO NOT WANT TO SPEND MORE MONEY WE PUT [...] JUSTICE BROTHERS ENGINE STOP LEAK AND IT QUIT SMOKING...NICE... THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L turbo VIN: WVWSR61J34
In checking into the vehicle I found there is oil coming from the pcv hose into the intake. Also I feel there is some blow by because i have noticed oil around the oil fill cap that I had cleaned off. I will be replacing the pcv and hoping for the best for t...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M04
Hi,sorry for being so long getting back to everybody,I been tracing wires and walking away from it a few times. I unhooked radio and all the other modules I could find no change,I got a instrument cluster coming for it one thing I did found was the can-h and c... 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 start/shift VIN: YV1LW5718R
thanx for all the help, i replaced the pnp sensor and everything now works fine
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