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2001 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUSX28N61
This is for the Audi tech out there.I've got a 2001 audi TT.the vehicle has a code p1197,I've cleaned the throttle body and the code just comes back,I dont see any vacuum leaks.Also has a code for cooling system performance and the cooling system seems to be u...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L door locks VIN: WAUDL68D71
Can anyone tell me where the central locking motor (Vac pump)for the door locks is located. Alldata says it is under the seat. Audi dealer has a bad picture but appears to be in right rear under seat and techs don't know where it is. I checked under the seat a...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADP6339X
Hey Gang, This is a new one for me. This car sees a lot highway use between Chicago and West Virginia. After driving for some hours on the road the car behaves as if running out of fuel for a period of time. Power is reduced to force 30-35 MPH operation with ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Multible misfires), P0301 (1 misfire), P0306 (6 misfire)
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L battery VIN: WBAFA53541
Hi Guys ! Again some headache this X5 came in 2 weeks ago as 1st customer with dead battery (I mean totally dead !) Customer just replace brandnew one.So we went ahead & check alternator charging with 13.95V unloaded & loaded about the same.We kept the car for...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D62
Just getting started on this. Using a Autoenginuity scan tool. (2 days new to us) Not used to this much data. Any body have a good source for data pid values? Mitchell and Alldata don't have good coverage. NOt sure what known good is on some of these. recorded...
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1999 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L No Start VIN: SALPA1240X
Happy happy joy joy. This Rover was towed in. Customer just purchased, had engine installed by another ahem..."shop" I use that term in the most general sense, it looks like there is large pile of missing bolts on their floor somewhere,(example-new starter, 1 ...
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L radio VIN: SALLNBE22A
Can someone help to get the radio code for this Freelander. It has a radio AM/FM and cassette player thank you
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
to me/be techs help please !! smoke tested, found no leaks, checked in mitchell for purge valve, pressure relief valve & cannister locations, no component location graphic avail, any one run into this one ? any help greatly appreciated, thx to all in advance Trouble codes: P0443 (evap/purge control valve circuit)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L lights in dash on VIN: 4JGAB75E22
Hey Mercedes Guys, Car came in with bas abs ets esp and brake light on. Lights would come on as soon as you move.My scan tools showed codes p2001, p2404, p2600, p2602. Alldata did not have these codes listed. After searching iatn I installed new factory stop l...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L rich on bank 2 VIN: WDBUH82J24
Thanks for your time. Looking for another idea on this Mercedes. It came to us after it stalled & wouldn't restart in the bitter below 0 cold. Customer replaced iridium plugs and got it to start. Had the O2 & misfire codes in memory. Found the fuel pressure dr... Trouble codes: P0131, P0151 (B2S1 O2 circuit low volts), P0300 (Random misfire), P0304 (CYL 4 misfire), P0305 (CYL 5 misfire), P0306 (CYL 6 misfire)
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2003 Other European 355 F1 3.5L Temperature VIN: ZFFXR48D00
Hello, I've a customer with a Ferrari 355 F1 Spyder and he is concerned with the operating temperature his car is getting to. By the gauge it used to nudge over 90 to 95 when in traffic. This car has two radiators, the left radiator fan controlled by a switch ...
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L Shift linkage VIN: 3VWDC21V61
Good morning! This linkage is so loose the car is almost undrivable. Thats to Iatn, I found the bushings come in a kit to tighten this up. My only resource for a proceedure is alldata, but its not very clear.At least to me. There is a adjusting tool, from VW...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L heat VIN: WVWYH63B5I
Vehicle has low heat at idle gets hotter up high.Flow at heater hose looks weak. Temp reaches 190 on gauge. Temp at heater inlet hose is 175-135 on return. I have read all archives and see issues with auxiliary pump. I believe this pump is for engine off circu...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Dash Lights VIN: WVWVD63B22
Hi all, I've got this 2002 Passat here that makes me want to rip my hair out. The original concern was that the instrument cluster backlights and dashboard lights were inoperative with the headlights turned on. I verified the concern and proceeded with diagno...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B43
This Passat sets a 17705 everytime it is driven. We have smoke tested the center tube, intercooler, and hoses for leaks, none found. We have inspected every vacuum line and hose to the intake with care and everything looks good. One thing we did find is that t... Trouble codes: 17705 (Pressure drop between turbo and throttle valve)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L axle VIN: 3VWST71K76
what is the secret to remove the front axles? is there a problem with the clutchs on these? thanks everyone.
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1997 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: YV1KS9607V
Hi everyone, I have a 1997 Volvo 960 here and I am stuck in a crazy situation. Heres the story. Our customer bought this car in Florida and drove it home to Jersey. He brought the car to us and told us to check everything over and tell him what he needed. Nor...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59HX4
This volvo is killing me. intermittently the car will run so poorly that she can barely drive it to the shop. of course when it is here it runs fine. fuel pressure is ok at 55psi and very little bleed down after a few hours. no vacuum leaks. Here is my problem... Trouble codes: P2188 (ltft lower limit)
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L Clock VIN: WBAEU33452
Using the odometer button sets the clock on the cars with the onboard computer. However this car does not have the car computer, and from what we understand from BMW, the clock in the radio is not active.
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1999 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L carankcas venting VIN: SAJKN6048X
I am not sure at this time if the vehicle is fixed yet or not. I pulled both valve covers and steel wire crankcase filters and cleaned them. We will see, thank to everyone again for all the help.
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L battery VIN: SAJKCO1F6Y
First up many thanks to the guys who came back to me on this problem, both those systems suggested checked out correct but at the same time I learnt a lot about this vehicle. After isolating out the four pin plug at the back of the alternator my current draw w...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, HARD START VIN: SALJY124XW
Smoking the intake proved there was an intake manifold gasket leak. That gasket seals the valley also and, this vehicle had oil leaking from the valley. replaced intake manifold gasket and, vehicle starts and runs good now. thank you to those of you who respon... Trouble codes: P1316 (misfire causing excessive emissions), P0300 (random multiple misfire), P1177 (fmfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1178 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve), P1179 (amfr correction max positive/negative valve).
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22212
Smoke test car and found a few vacuum leaks, repaired them but the problem was still there. Removed and checked injectors. no faults found. Trouble codes: P0172.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: WVWPD63B6X
i checked for false air found none . tried throttle relearn ,no change . remove batt cables held together for two min ,then did throttle relearn ,still no change . went to data section of scan tool found no change in throttle [0 %] did throttle relaern three ... Trouble codes: 1545 (throttle control).
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWMC63BOX
Hi : I finally fixed this car. It turns out to be the MAF sensor. I cleaned the throttle body,relearn the idle with otc geneisys with euro software,clean the maf sensor,redo the timing chain tensioner gaskets with no change. Hard to think of anything that ... Trouble codes: P1602, P0102.
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L ignition switch VIN: WV2KB47042
Well, replacing the lock cylinder and housing did solve the issue of getting the ignition switch to turn far enough to engage the starter. Removal of the clock spring involved prying three plastic clips (two on top, one on bottom at the back of the clock sprin...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L door light VIN: WVWSE61J43
It was the door latch,driver side.Plenty in stock at vw.$130.00.I had to disconect batt to get every thing working right.Thanks everyone.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M82
FIANALY, WHAT A BASTAR@@@!! THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE A BAD ECM. SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO CLOSE THIS OUT BUT THE CUSTOMER WAS OUT OF TOWN FOR 3 WEEKS AND WOULD COULD NOT GET THE CAR BACK TILL LAST WEEK. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR LOCAL VW DEALER ( THAT... Trouble codes: P2138 (check throttle position sensor).
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.8L abs module VIN: WV2NB47012
SORRY, FORGOT TO CLOSE HELP REQUEST... GOT ABS MODULE CODED AND GOT STEERING ANGLE SENSOR INITIALIZED. VW SHOP OWNER DOWN THE STREET FROM US HELPED US OUT, (WE SCRATCH EACH OTHERS BACK FROM TIME TO TIME). TURNED OUT THAT MY 40168 LOGIN CODE WAS WRONG LOGIN ...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WVWPD63B29
Hi gang, thank you for all the replies. What I found was that the timing chain at the rear of the head had 15 teeth instead of 16 teeth between the marks. I removed the cams/chain and re-set them to the proper location. Still no start though. I checked codes a...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWSR61J44
Sorry this took so long but the customer took car to dealer for new glow plugs and a module change and reprogram. Now it works
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