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1996 Audi A6 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUGA84A2T
wifes car. problem is she only drives 1/2 mile to work,in cold,10 degree or colder weather, moisture from crankcase vent lines accumulates on throttle body and will freeze holding throttle open. i have resorted to changing oil every 1000mi or once a month in w...
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1995 BMW 740i 4.0L Charging sys VIN: WBAGF6328S
This BMtroubleu is busting stones. Replace aftermarket bosch alternator due to not charging at idle. After reading some iatn postings on this topic, I got nervious and installed an OE unit for $225.00 more. I ended up with the phone call I didn't want. Dead ba...
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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 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L unknown VIN: SALTY1241Y
any help with this vibration issue would be much appreciated. thank you.
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2002 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L No Start VIN: SALP16482A
This one towed in today - crank no start. Cust states vehicle had been running fine but when tried to start this morning (after sitting over night), is now a crank, no start. Very little information in Alldata about this one (don't have Mitchell). What we DO ...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan CL 2.5L Cruise Control install VIN: WV2HC0702P
Seasons Greetings! Appreciate help on CCS/Harness retrofit & final hookup on '93 EV (Auto Trans). Am following EV Bentley Factory Manual schematics, loose laid harness & hooked up TS/CC Switch, Vac. Pump, 6-pin (Grn) plug to Fuse/Relay panel, but unclear on H...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M42
We check the fuses , the radio is factory . Any ideas Thanks
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
vehicle came in with the epc light and the check engine light. we found code p2138. we ran through the diagnostic flo chart which told us that if we had proper voltage to the sensor to replace the accelerator pedal position sensor (in other words the gas pedal... Trouble codes: P2138 (check throttle position sensor)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA57E4S
we uncovered a vacuum leak causing the LH2 code 051. then we noticed the launch x431 scanner was causing the code 24 ckp sensor. the snap on modis was setting the same code. we were chasing a scanner induced code. but we learned a good lesson! the next time yo... Trouble codes: 24 (crankshaft position sensor signal fault from fuel ignition system), 051 (fuel injection current valves --LH2).
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1974 Porsche 911 2.7L Front supension pan VIN: 9114101327
Thank you who replyed with advise. I replaced the front suspension pan. I'm a mechanic not a body man, but with the help from some friends, I learned to cut, trim, fit sheet metal. (my friend did the welding) Can't say it looks factory, but it's fixed and the ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSB81H7V
Thank you eveyone for your help. Sorry for the holiday delay. I took Larry and Dan's advice and it turns out there was bad fuel in the vehicle. The customer had just put gas in the car. we drained the tank and filled with new gas and it fired up. We couldn't d... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0440 (Evap System Malfunction), P0411, P0730 (Incorrect Gear Ratio).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M41
Thanks guys for all the great replies. Summary is this car will have a bad Injection pump. I have been in touch will the bosch rebuilder & am currantly waiting for customer O.K.. I will follow up when I know for sure.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 1.8L no ignition (spark) VIN: 3VWPD69M81
FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN TECHS WHO CONVEYED THEIR MOST HELPFUL ASSISTANCE AND INSIGHT TOWARD THIS AUTOMOTIVE ENDEAVOR. EVEN THOUGH I FAILED TO FIND A CONCLUSION TO THE VW CONUNDRUM, TO MY KNOWLEDGE IT WA...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C71
As suggested by most replies, we went ahead and replaced the MAF and the dipstick tube. Cleared codes and sent it on it's merry way. Thanks, all. Trouble codes: P0301, P0171, P0300, P0302, P0303, P0304.
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