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1997 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start VIN: WAUBG84D5V
This car came in on the hook cranking, but not starting. We hooked up the low amps probe and the fuel pump wasen't turning. We ordered a new unit from the dealer, installed it, and it still wouldn't start. We primed the pump with about a gallon and a half and...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L all doors VIN: WAULC68EX5
Hi all, we had this vehicle in for a couple of days. We were diagnosing an intermittant problem, we repaired the issue and called the client to come and pick his vehicle up. When he arrived, he asked if I had noticed the doors on the car...I asked, why? he sia...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L reverse VIN: WBABN53481
greetings to all this bmw has no reverse,when put into reverse the car rolls very slowly but when you apply the gas it just revs and does nothing,before i install trans just want to see if any thing funny about these cars that would cause this.thanks in advanc...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L cruise control VIN: SAJKX6246W
Hello all. Calling all Jaguar factory techs. I need help on this one. Car came in with bogging down issue. I thought it was the throttle body so swapped w/used unit. Turned out to be vacuum leak. Now no driveability issues. Car runs and shifts great! But, now ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L No Start VIN: SAJDA17C7Y
Vehicle has come into the shop for no start several times. Each time it has no compression. Put oil in the cylinders and the compression comes back. I've checked the knowledge archives, and found several postings on this problem. But from what I've read this s...
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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L idles fast VIN: WDBBA45A6B
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. I have this 1981 380SL that is in to have the timing checked for an upcoming smog check. The car was idling around 750 and the timing was retarded to about 5 degrees ATDC. I was not able to swing the distribu...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Starting VIN: WDBNG75J8W
alright guys, got this one in from some time back and had already opened up a message asking for confirmation as to my diagnosis. I origianlly decided to repair the communication circuit of the CAN first then further diagnosis if i needed to. Well, we got the ...
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L trans. go into limp mode VIN: YS3DF38N4T
thank you ahead of time! as you can see from the information i have provided that i have put alot of work into this car. i have done all the saab transmission tests(inculding checking voltages,resistances and they all came up ok)i only get the "check gear box"...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YS3FD49Y24
Hello, This Car runs fine At idle and to about half Throttle then it starts to miss and sounds like its backfiring and wants To lay right down on its Face. As I let up On The throttle it will come back a little . What I did was disconnect the air bypass sole...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L abs connector VIN: 9BWPG61J01
hi i hope some one can give me a tool number for the wire terminal extractor for the small flat terminals in the abs plug i read the data base and it looks like i have a connector problem and went to change the plug but have no pin tool small enough to fit. an...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.8L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SWSK123981
helppppppppppppp have a 03 passat with a 2.8. have misfire codes on 1 2 and 3. have replaced plugs, wires, maf sensor. did fuel pressure check. 55psi checked for vacuum leaks have tested about everything i could think of Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfie), 0301 (0302 -), 0302 (0303 -), 0303
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1997 Audi A4 2.8L wont start VIN: WAUEA88D1V
hi this problem was comfusing i installed back original old crank sensor and car started and has ran fine for 3 days now thanks so much every body thanks alejandro from illinois he said the crank sensor. looks like i got a bad one right from the start
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E63
Thanks everyone, for the help. It seems as though the second new thermostat fixed both codes. What the engine temp has to do with brake booster vacuum, I have no idea. none-the-less, the car has been gone for a week and the light hasnt come back on. Trouble codes: P1479, P3081.
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WBAAM5341Y
well this car is fixed. found valve cover internaly leaking. replaced valve cover assembley, cleared codes and test drove to verify. it seem were the top hose connects, there is a valve, and that valve was cracked. system ok.
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L cluster VIN: WBAET374X3
well.. .. just want to thank everyone for the quick reponses on this bmw. Im sad to say..We were not able to fix the problem in our shop. with the helpful info you guys provided, we were able to get the car running and driving, but the instrument cluster n...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L high beams VIN: SALJY1244X
After a lot of searching,(a lot of it sole as to why did we take this problem on). Talked to the local dealer several times, the oldest surviving partsman who explained that years ago, probably 1993 era that these vehicles exported to Canada had to have day ti...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L No Start VIN: WDBGA33G6V
as stated before this car is at a friend's shop & when they originally replaced the crank angle sensor; they inadvertently damaged the sensor chopper ring. Upon closer inspection with a lab scope there was an extra blip on the screen causing the computer to be...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Ignition key VIN: 4JGAB54E5X
I have fixed this car with the help of many from IATN and especially Mirek. I am defining the fix as done if the customer is happy and I am happy given the potential for expensive problems. What was explained to me from others at IATN is that this vehicle is...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 3VWSF29M6Y
removed oil pan found #3 cyl rod bent!!!waiting for cust to authorize repair thanks for assistance Trouble codes: P0300.
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