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2001 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L timing chain VIN: WAUKH68DX1
hello audi techs. this car came to us with a broken cam timing chain on r head. chain tensoner and cam gears damaged. removed heads, replaced bent valves on r side. replaced both chain tensioners and chains. fire it up. it runs fine but we have code p0341 1672...
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2002 Audi A6 3.0L heated washer nozzles, possibly more. VIN: WAUVT64B22
I've got this car for another 24 hours, so hopefully I find an answer as quickly as every other time I've asked iATN. This A6 Avant quattro wagon has already had the battery replaced once, and I haven't found any TSB's relating to a draw. With the car off and ...
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2004 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L english/metric VIN: WAULC68E14
We need help changing this Audi from Metric back to English! The car was just in for an oil change and the customer asked if we could reset her service light. While our tech was trying to reset her light, without the owners manual, he somehow changed the odome...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L instrument cluster/radio VIN: WBAAV33441
Could use some help with this 325xi. The directionals work on the exterior but the indicators on the instrument cluster do not light up. Also the highbeam indicator does not light up. The radio display reads disabled. I check all the powers for k bus and all i...
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1993 Jaguar XJS 4.0L EGR valve failure VIN: SAJNX574XR
The old EGR valve tested bad with the motor running as I attempted to check EGR flow. It wouldn't hold vacuum and there was no idle speed drop. I thought it was defective and ordered another one. Just by chance, I retested the EGR valve just before I removed t... Trouble codes: F39 (EGR temp out of range)
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L vvt VIN: SAJDA01CJY
so i have a s-type here with a reoccuring vvt code. p1388 vvt overretarded bank 2.checked oil level and is ok.ran a motor flush through the system,thinking is was a sticking vvt actuator, still the problem persists. what i have noticed is, first thing in the m...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Automatic temp VIN: SAJEA51C02
The auto setting won't keep the temp constant.I have good heat(with temp set on high) and ice cold a/c(with temp set on low and a/c button on).If I set it on auto and set temp at 75 degrees,the fan will run on high and throw good heat and go past 75 degrees,go...
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2000 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV154XY
I need some help with this one. The vehicle originally came in with ck engine light and codes P1412 and P1415 for sec. air system. Upon testing we found that every other time the vacumn solenoid was engaged it did not allow vacumn through it. We replaced the s... Trouble codes: P1412, P1415
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1974 Porsche 911 2.7L Front supension pan VIN: 9114101327
The front suspension pan needs replacement, the mount for the r/f torsion bar mount has fractured, and the A-arm is in danger of breaking off. I was hoping for any tips for repairing/ replacing the pan. A good source for QUALITY parts, and maybe any ideas for ...
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1986 Porsche 944 2.5L bending valves repeatidly due to timeing belt fail VIN: WPOAA0946G
Originally this car came in on a wrecker after haveing bent the valves when the timeing belt broke. It had just recently been repaired at that time. I got the car and replaced the belt pulled the head and had it worked to reinstall. Got the car going after fin...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WVWGC83A3
customer reports vehicle will stall and not start for about 2-4 minutes after going through a puddle. in san diego it does not rain much but yesterday was the exception. lots of rain and flooded streets. today sunny and beautiful as always and i cannot find a ... Trouble codes: P1613
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1998 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L cyl. head VIN: 3VWBB61C4W
my question is that the manuel says that if the head is milled that the valves will have to be recessed into the heads the same amount as was removed from the head by cutting the seats. since this is not an interference engine to start with and will only need ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Cooling Fans VIN: 3VWRC29M6X
Ok, as always any advice,tips or hints are much appreciated! This jetta has a customer complaint of coolant fans running after vehicle is shut off, and running the battery down. I thought they were talking about the after run coolant pump but IT IS BOTH THE CO...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M41
VW diesel Experts; This car was towed in for a no start problem. NO CODES ! After a week I pushed it in charged the battery replaced the starter, connected the fuel lines & BAM it started right up. Shut it off & restarted 2 more times. Shut it off, disconnecte...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L Ignition Switch VIN: WVGZC67L24
This Touareg drove into the shop to scan the ECU for a Check Engine Light. But now it won't start, turn on the gauges, release the steering lock, or release the shift interlock (although the radio plays). The Message Center displays, "Steering Defective Worksh...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi A4 2.8L mount VIN: WAUAH68D41
Special thanks to those who replied. The easiest way is to support the engine from the top, drop the lower mount bracket. That will give just enough room to work. We used a 13mm distributor wrench to bust the nuts loose and then a gear drive wrench to finish...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Heat VIN: WBAAM3343Y
Well, we removed the intake and replaced the tube from the front of the head for the heater core. The tube was full of solidified oil and the end near the head was very deteriorated. I guess we could have just blown through it to clear but I am glad we changed...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBHA28E5S
Thanks to all who replied. The problem was the Throttle body actuator. The second rebuilt one worked no problem. Thanks to all
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L glow plugs VIN: WDBEB31E2S
glow p[lug controller bad working backwards replaced with glow plugs
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA81H9W
I WISH TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THE QUICK RESPONSES. FIRST I CHECKED THE TIMING MARKS 5 TIMES ON THE CAM AND CRANK AND REPEATEDLY TRIED TO REALIGN THE DISTRIBUTOR AS EVERYONE SUGGESTED YET STILL HAD THE CODE FOR CAM. I THEN GOT A TIP FROM A TECH AT A LOCAL VW ... Trouble codes: P0340, C0AM, SENS0.
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1995 Volvo 940 T 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JW8614S
Barry from calif nailed it the codes should be cleared at the access terminal under the hood with the proceedure of: recall all codes hold down button 10 sec let go lite stays 'on' hold down till hell freezes over some times (15 sec usually does it) check e... Trouble codes: 231 (f trim), 221 (f trim), 231 (f trim).
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L left low beam VIN: YV1SZ58DX1
THE FIX- I FOUND A THE BLUE/WHITE WIRE THAT GOES FROM #1 FUSE TOTHE MAIN HARNESS PLUG HAD A BAD CONNECTION INSIDE THE PLUG HOUSING.(AND IT SHOWED IT HAD POWER)REMOVED THE PLUG AND HOUSING AND REPAIRED CONNECTION.ALL WORKS WELL NOW. THANKS TO EVERBODY THAT SENT...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L vacuum pump VIN: YV1CM91HX3
I should have clarified, we had checked for vacuum leaks & none were found. We rechecked after recieving some replies, still none detected. Suspect a problem with the switch as stated by Mark and Magnus. Customer could not leave the vehicle any longer and beca...
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