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2003 Audi A4 3.0L Throttle inoperative VIN: WAUAT48H93
We had this Audi towed in yesterday that our customer had to his local Audi dealer where he was told that his CVT transmission had to be replaced, they declined the repair and towed it to us. When we tried to road test the Audi we found that when we stepped on...
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1991 BMW 750iL 5.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, fail safe VIN: WBAGC8317M
Thanks for your time in advance. This is a very nice rather high mile 750iL. It runs great if the EML light stays off. The only way to keep it off for any length of time is feathering the throttle immediately after start up and not allowing it to idle or it ki... Trouble codes: 153 (EML system defect), 195 (FGR cruise switch)
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1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Starter VIN: SAJGX2741V
Car towed in as a no start.Charged battery,tested battery good.Checked charging system. altenator output 33amps diodes good.Replaced altenator car started fine charging at 133amps.ABS light and Stability control failure on dash,different issue I suspect.Go to ...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJEA51C54
we have checked wiring for damage at area of cuts and found none, replaced crank sensor and issue did not change. All power and grounds are good at PCM, we have no RPM signal from PCM and no pulse to ignition coils or injectors, Coils and Injectors fail testin... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor)
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Steering VIN: SALME114X4
Hi dear friends i having troubles with abs epc, i have code Steering angle sensor malfunction, i bought a new steering angle sensor but i cant make initialization with the new sensor i have a code wich says incorrect steering angle id, i have the x431 tool and...
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 280C 2.7L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1140731210
when vehicle spins and wont start ther is voltage on the neg side of coil, but when that voltage is gone it will start. i replaced both ballist resistors the .6 and .4 ohm. i have no sch on this system
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1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 2.7L heater blower VIN: 114.060-12
i do not have a manual for this vehicle and mitchell vintage is of no help for this problem. the heater blower motor does not operate and i have supplied ground and voltage to the conection at the resistor at the firewall. i am not sure if i replace the blower...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA228E2
As stated in repair history, repaired broken vacuum line to solenoids on front of engine. Cleared faults. During road test to reset monitors, MIL illuminates intermittently, but no codes are stored and no monitors are being set. Have checked for faults in diag...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF72FXV
Hello Fellow Techs. I have here a 1997 Mercedes E420 that I need some direction with . Customer contacted me and told me that the ASC Light is coming on. Dropped it off with me, and I scanned for codes, which there were plenty stored in memory. I cleared codes... Trouble codes: P1747 (ECM Fault in CAN Communication from ETC), P1605 (ECM Rough Road Detected Signal by Comparing Wheel Speed), P0600 (ECM CAN Communication to control ESP is faulty), 132 (ECT CAN Communication with Engine System Faulty), 135 (ECT CAN Communication with Engine System Faulty), C1022 (ESP Fault in CAN Communication with Control Unit N13/10 ME-SFI Control Module)
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, RPM's hang VIN: WPOCA2988X
Upon driving the vehicle and accelerating past 3 to 4 K..the engine rpms hang at approx. 3 to 3.2 k..with throttle released..have Porsche tester(PIWIS)checked throttle. Replaced idle valve with new Porsche part. Turning off A/C seems to cause great reduction i... Trouble codes: P0411 (Secondary air injection)
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1988 Volkswagen Scirocco 16-Valve 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCB0539J
has no spark.halleffect sensor replaced, ignition module replaced,knock sensor and module replaced.can unplug knock sensor module and ground green white wire and get spark.knock sensor module was used. do not know if it is good.what am i missing.
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF29MXX
customer showed up with no start, i got it running, injection pump making noise and timing too retarded to graph, replaced the injection pump with oem reman from dealer, rechecked start of injection with vag-com, it said slightly advanced but within spec. the ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Driveline VIN: 3VWSK69M93
This vehicle has a slight thumping sound under medium to heavy acceleration. Also you can feel a very slight thump in the steering, again only under acceration. The noise and vibration does not increase in frequency with vehicle or engine speed and it does it ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L electric window VIN: 3VWDG71K55
CUSTOMER COMPLAINT WAS BOTH FRONT WINDOWS NOT WORKING - WHEN THE CAR ARRIVED MY TECHNICIAN WAS ABLE TO WORK BOTH FRONT WINDOWS FROM THE DRIVER'S DOOR SWITCH. SHORTLY AFTER THIS BOTH WINDOWS STOPPED WORKING AGAIN. REAR WINDOWS REMAIN UN-AFFECTED AND WORK NORMAL...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED54B21
I would just like to thank all the audi tech who responded. they were right on the money the air pump relay is located next to the pcm under the hood. alldata had me looking under the dash. The 40a relay was also at this location. the relay i had found under t... Trouble codes: 1411 (low secondary air flow), 1423 (low secondary air flow).
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2000 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L traction VIN: WBACH3341Y
This one is fixed.Special thanks to Sevan [...] for the phone calls to help me out. We changed the dsc module mounted to the abs pump, and had someone with factory scan tool to initialize and code steering angle sensor and module. Thanks again to all that...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFB33591
A big thanks to everyone that replied. To answer a few questions, yes I was smoke testing everything and found no intake leaks. Also, the codes were in fact for both banks, and I found that I could reset the learned fuel trim simply by erasing the codes. Lu... Trouble codes: 028 (Fuel Trim Adaptation At Limit Bank 1), 029 (Fuel Trim Adaptation At Limit Bank 1).
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1995 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Unknown VIN: SAJPX1145S
Thanks for the input on this one. As it turns out my suspicion was correct. Dropped the pan this morning and installed another PWM Solenoid, and took it for a test drive with my WDS hooked up. I could see the signal from the PWM commanding the Torque Conver...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L steering rack VIN: SAJHN124XV
this car needs a rack and pinion,thanks for all who replied.the customer is happy with the servotronic valve disconnected.the steering is a little heavy at parking speed,but he's ok with that.thanks for help,cheers,John
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L pushing smok and oil VIN: SALME11403
Thank you to all that had input. The cyclonic oil seperator was the main culpret. There is still some smoke leaking from various seals. We reccomended a engine R&R, the customer did not want to pay. Thank you so much
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L air spring VIN: SALME114X4
Thank you to all members wich help me, finally i can make all the work and the suspension is working correct, thanks to Mr, [...] wich help me with some tricks for this, best regards from Ecuador
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L very high idle VIN: WDBBA45A0B
A big thank you to all who replied. Almost everyone thought it was the idle control unit. Turns out is was the idle control unit. You all were right on the money. Thanks again for all of your help. I don't know what I ever did before iatn.
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S550 5.5L fss system VIN: WDDNG86X87
thanks guys. -fss is reset by holding the phone receive button then holding the ok button then follow the prompts -the clock is adjusted using the center console control knob.
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L transmission VIN: YS3DM58V9R
thanks to everybody that took their time to reply. mostly everybody agree to replace the transmission range sensor(neutral safety). road tested the car and is good. this was also a comon problem on volvos were the battery acid leaks on top of the sensor. this ...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M53
looks like the solus was giving incorrect data found two similar veh with same data from solus the secondary air code has not come on again and seems to be operating normally thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0411.
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