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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUYP54B21
I'm using a Ross Tech Vag Com to diagnose this code. Is there a specific measuring block that will tell me the output for the exhaust temperature sensor? I'm assuming there is, but I'm having trouble locating it's number in the info that I have. Trouble codes: P1455 (exhaust temp sensor)
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L Door Locks VIN: WBAGH8338X
This 740il right front door will not open from the iside or outside.When pulling the inner handle to lock knob comes up but will not release the door latch. The power lock acuator may be in the arrested position, the acuator does not appear to make any noise. ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Brake Pads VIN: WBAET37432
Hello all, we just recently did a full four wheel brake job for this customer due to all four corners being flat worn out just above 10% pad life left. We replaced all pads, rotors, and wear sensors with new BMW parts from dealer. Problem is when moving in eit...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Hi all, This car came in not running at all. The car would stall and not idle. As soon as you give gas car would cut out. Car has new main harness already installed. Found rotted throttle body harness. Replaced throttle body with re-built part from BBA-REMAN. ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L vibration at idle VIN: SAJDA14C6Y
car came in complaining about a vibration at idle and if you put the car in reverse the whole car shakes, it does shake in drive but not as much as reverse. if you apply a little gas the vibration goes away. all data has a tsb for harmonic balancer, but i am n...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL600 5.8L warning lights VIN: WDBPJ78J91
Hi this car came in with a frozen water pump, damaged pulleys and belt. We fixed and all was fine. He was from out of town so he has left this car for 3 weeks. Battery went dead, no key for trunk to get to battery, so we supplied enough power to open the trunk...
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L Unknown VIN: YS3EF48Z91
This one came in with a complaint of battery dying overnight even though the battery had been replaced the day before by the dealer. It was indeed dead so the battery was trickle charged for 24 hours and load tested, good. When the battery was reconnected, th...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Security VIN: Y23FD49Y96
I have a 06 Saab 9-3 that the local body shop towed in today. They told me they had replaced the clock spring and now the vehicle will not start. When I insert the key fob, messages on the information center says key not accepted & contact Saab Dealer. The key...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GL 2.0L Stall
Vehicle was towed in. Stalled at light and would not restart. Cranks almost starts when towed in. Went out next morning and started right up. Ran for 15 minutes and shut off. Checked for spark and injector pulse--ok. No defenition on dtc p1582 and have very li... Trouble codes: 1582 (manufacturer specific)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta Value Edition 2.5L wipers VIN: 3VWPF71K96
wipers inop. quit after frozen to winshield. previous problem but dealer repaired-fix not known. checked both fuse boxes-all fuses good. have power and ground to motor, but don't know what purple/white should do. hood pin switch will cause "bonnet open" light ...
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L cvvt VIN: YV1MS38256
Timing belt broke and bent all the valves. The pulley on the exhaust cam has a mark for TDC. The pulley on the intake is the CVVT and the new pulley I have has no mark for TDC. The instructions that I have show linning up the marks to go back together so both ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E73
We did smoke testing before we started this help request, but one recommendation was to smoke it and then apply a little shop air. This showed us a leak in the three way suction pump purge valve that did not show before. Still had little or no boost. Identi... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo underboost).
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2007 Audi Q7 4.2L Misfire VIN: WA1AV74L57
Yes it seems that you are all correct in replacing all the coils. We have signal to all of them so the ECU must be doing it's job. Had to order the coils so it will be next week before we see them. Thanks for all the help George Trouble codes: 4608 (see manual).
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L SRS Airbag VIN: WBABB1315M
Thank you all for your replies. A special thanks goes to Scott [...] who pointed me in the same direction as Scott. The TSB # 72 02 91 (3338), gives the proper fix for the ...
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2004 BMW 545i 4.4L intermediate shaft VIN: WBANB33514
Many thanks to all who replied. It is best to have the scan tool to set the servo motors to the service position but several replies said the motors will relearn the stop position by screwing the motors in until they touch the flanges, align the motors in the ...
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2008 BMW 528i 3.0L SRS light VIN: WBANU53538
Thanks for your help, you were absolutely right, after contacting my scaner manufacturer, the interface needs to be updated to communicate. Thank you
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L long crank VIN: WDBBA45AXD
Once again I would like to thank all the members for their replies and good information. The reason this car could not maintain fuel pressure was due to two factors: 1) A faulty leaking accumulator, which I replaced along with the fuel pump check valve. an...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L windows, seats, mirrors, wipers VIN: WDBJF83J72
I found a network connector and starting unplugging systems. found that the drivers seat module was shuting down the network, replace module all is well.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L interior fusebox VIN: WDBRF65J82
Okay, iATN helped me fix this car overnight! all replies except for one indicated that the CANbus "b" was not going to sleep, due to a module not sleeping, and 90% of the replies also said the front seat control modules were at fault. I rigged the doors clos...
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2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S 3.6L No Start, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WPOAB29905
I was fixed the car it's poor crankshaft position sensor connector terminals.Thank your help. Trouble codes: P0335, P0336, P0337, P0338.
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L rack VIN: 3VWCP21C31
thank you guys for your opinions. put a factory rack in this thing, forgetting it didn't come with inner tie rods. oh well. it did have the sweet smell of genuine vw fluid in it. it was a successful job. when we look at a car we get to work on, we wonder who d...
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1988 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Ignition VIN: YV1EX8843J
This one had a bad pickup coil inside the distributor. Thank you for evryone who replied, special thanks to David and Lloyd who noticed the distributor pickup transistor was not pulling the pulses all the way to 0v.
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2006 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Starting VIN: YV1MS38276
First I want to thank all the people that replied. The fact of the matter is that Volvo has made this steering lock module to where it could only be flashed once. I plugged in the old module in and read the actual code and it was the code that said the steer...
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