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2002 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L am radio reception VIN: WA1YD64B02
Help Audi Techs! Audio system has no AM reception. We have scanned audio system for faults and visually inspected antenna connections and antenna amplifiers and can not find anything wrong. This is not up our alley so we are hoping for some ideas here!! Thanks...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E73
Came in for failed inspection due to MIL. Diagnostic charts point to lekas in air induction, but none found. Had a broken oil dip stick tube, we plugged it off and the boost pressure came up and vehicle ran better, but still reset code. Any help with this rare... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost)
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Starting VIN: WBAGF6329S
We have a 1995 BMW 740i that came in with a no crank complaint. I was able to get it to malfunction once, otherwise it always starts. No codes relating to starting system. Any common problems in this area? Any ideas? Thanks, Mike S [...]
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L cv joint? VIN: WBAGH834XY
At times, usally on first acceleration of the day, there is a loud rythmic clicking or knocking from the rear of the car. I thought it sounded like the left axle, another tech thinks it is in the middle like the drive shaft. It has a slight tinny sound and th...
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2006 BMW 320i 2.0L blower VIN: LBVVA96026
This car came in with complaint of intermittent A/C blower volume become smaller (2/3 of normal) but soon turn to normal.We found it happen when you set the A/C to 21C degree.We have not found this happen at other temperature. Checked the pressure of A/C--norm...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L abs VIN: SAJGA51C63
Hi there, replaced left front wheel bearing(client supplied part), w.s.s. did come out of hub-but was tight-had to twist/pry to remove sensor. upon finish, abs lamp on-cannot scan codes with solice or the autoland scanner. suspectd sensor was bad-replaced sens...
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L No Start VIN: WDB8A4807J
vehicle came in for inspection and to make it pass emmisions we took it through the emmisions test passed no problem. customer asked us to clean vehicle for him and seeing as it had a dead battery i let it idle while i washed it but it stalled in the middle. s...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L transmission VIN: WDB2100203
car goes into neutral after 10 minutes of driving after starting from cold, the trans drives fine on all gears 1 to 5th gear , will suddenly go into neutral. stop the car then restart and will drive for a few seconds and do it again
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L aeromatic VIN: WDBNG70J2Y
Hey Gang, We've just installed a air pump for the AEROMATIC suspension, which was fried due to a hung relay. All the air in the front shocks was lost once the front tires became unloaded. We could not get the car to lift until we raised the car a few inches o...
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1993 Saab 9000 Aero 2.3L tcs control VIN: YS3CL65R0P
hope someone can help and thank you. i have a saab 9000 areo with the tcs control light on. useing a tech 2 i have two codes: for the abs/tcs mk2 code is 07061(unknown dtc)the other code is for the trionic code p0120-throttle position sensor. all embracing dtc...
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1987 Volkswagen Vanagon GL 2.1L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: WV2YB0250H
test drive or run engine until hot, starts to run rough and stall. runs very rich when problem occurs, rough, stalls, lack of power. quickly turn off the ignition switch then on and vehicle runs normal for a minute then returns to same problem. tested coil and...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L engine oil light VIN: WVWGC83A3T
oil sender on top of filter housing leaking oil and the light and beeper kept coming on. we replaced the leaky sender but the light keeps coming on. are there two different senders? the wiring diagrams i have dont even show the sender! has anyone ever seen or ...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L tach , oil light VIN: 3VWDB61E6X
Hi to everybody, Im in need for a little help with this vw, I have no tach and oil light flashing replaced cluster with no luck and unhooked abs module still nothing. Car also has code 00545 in it which is engine/trans electrical connection or short.Has anybod...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B71
We have driven car through 5 drive cycles now, no more mil, no more codes. We really need to buy a smoke machine. Thanks again for all the help! Trouble codes: P1423 (secondary air flow too low), P1411 (secondary air flow too low).
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1989 BMW 535i 3.5L Unknown VIN: WBAHD2313K
found clutches melted together so much internal damage i could not believe this vehical would go anywhere in 1st or reverse thanks for the replies..
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L rotors VIN: WBAET37442
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT RESPONSES , REPLACED THE HEAT DAMAGED LEFT SIDE BRAKE PARTS,REPLACED ALL CALIPERS DUE TO PAST BRAKE WEAR FLUSHED ALL FLUID. PATRICK FROM GEORGIA HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD THE L/R TIRE WAS WORN ALL OTHER TIRE RECENTLY REPLACED.
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1983 Fiat 2000 2.0L wiring VIN: ZFRASOOB6D
I am still in need of a wiring harness. I have had no luck finding one.
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2000 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA23CXV
MAF sensor was bad. Replaced the sensor erased all data ran the ECM adaption TSB and drove vehicle confirmed fix. Thanks to everyone!! Trouble codes: P0172, P0175.
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Starting VIN: WDBRF64J41
To all; Thanks for the prompt replies and sorry for the delayed close. The throttle pedal was very straight forward, 2 connectors and one bolt. Also needed to swap over kickdown switch from old unit. As for the EIS, the r/r was easy enough. It attaches direc...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L driver window VIN: 3VWSA81H6T
thanks to Jon,Perri,Doug,Dan,David,Phillip.for responding to my help!all said it was infact the window/mod thats what i suspected but for the $$ i needed more confincing. i showed custemer are replies and told him it was a vary educated guess!! since it acts ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L readyness moniters VIN: 3VWSA81H0T
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLYS. WE DO NOT HAVE ONE OF THOSE SCANNERS FOR VW's THAT DO ALL THE NEAT STUFF. WE USE A SNAP-ON SCANNER.AND NOT A LOT OF INFO AVAILABLE WITH IT. WE HAD CHECKED THE 02 SENSORS AND COOLANT SENSOR WITH VOLT METER. THEY WERE DOING OK. WHAT WE...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWCF21C2X
Replies varied from fuel supply having air in it, (only very small bubbles present) clogged convertor, (dropped exhaust with no change) clogged butterfly/egr, (clean) and timing, (dead on). i will continue to give this one some thought and let you know what th...
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2ZZZ70Z3
I removed and bench tested injectors and found to be leaking with spray patterns also very poor, cleaned and re-tested ok, car now runs perfect. Thanks to all. Trouble codes: 11684 (random miss fire multiple cylinder), 16689 (no.5 cylinder missifre), 16687 (no.3 cylinder miss fire), 17573 (long tem fuel trim additive air bank 1 range 1 system too rich).
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L No gears VIN: YV1LS5516T
Thanks to everyone who replied, the car left yesterday per customer request to have the transmission replaced. If I had one more day with it, I would have liked to power flush like was suggested to push fluid in. But everyone is impatient here. We usually w...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1RS64A93
Good replies for the common areas of trouble in Volvos in these later years. Customer has declined further diagnosis, Will take to the dealer or trade in. Sorry guys.
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