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2000 Audi TT 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUCZ8N5Y
The customer spun the vechile in the snow and got stuck in a ditch. I received the car with a MIL on and scan the codes listed. I then put the car on the hoist and notice the only damage was the post cat HO2S wiring was ripped off. I replace the O2 sensor and ... Trouble codes: P1425 (EVAP Canister purge regulator valve short to ground), P1118 (HO2S Heater circuit Bank 1 Sensor 2), P1468 (EVAP Canister purge solenoid valve short to ground), P1421 (Secondary air injection solenoid valve short to ground), P1473 (EVAP leak detection pump open circuit), P0102 (MAF Low input)
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L Charging VIN: WBADT43413
car came in with battery light on.alternator not charging.sent alternator to have rebuilt,they also put a new regulator on alt.car came back in a week with battery light on,battery dead once again & alt charging intermittinly.put a full charge back on battery....
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L No Start VIN: WBXPA93425
X3 was towed in to shop for a no start. hooked up scanner and checked for any codes. none found. went to the basics and found no fuel pressure. Now, when i look at mitchell if shows fuel pump relay located at left rear of firewall. but the 4 relays back there ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03T13
hello everyone, i have a s-type 3.0 liter. i have a p0174 code that keeps coming back. i have smoke checked this vehicle 2 times and did find 1 hose split and replaced it. the code came back and smoke checked it again and found nothing. usually its a hose of s...
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTL154X1
Hi Guys I need your help on this 2001 Discovery,The Customer complain the engine light is on engine runs great no performance Or staring issue what so ever,it failed the state emission. I replace the mass air flow sensor with OE part, drove the car, 10 miles l... Trouble codes: 171 (172 -), 172 (174 -), 174 (175 -), 175
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBLJ70GBX
car towed in, will not start. (crankshaft postion sensor not the problem) found car not getting fuel. fuel pump running. car has plenty of fuel. found right side of tank empty. left side full of fuel. what sends the fuel from one side to another? Thanks, Jef...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L drivers seat module VIN: WDBRF64J61
diagnosed bad seat control module for battery drain,my question is does the new replacement module need to be programmed or does it just plug in and go?
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1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L Stall VIN: YS3DF55N7V
1997 Saab 900 SE Stalls once in a great while. I have put the customer in a loaner car and have been driving it personally for 30 days. It has stalled a total of 8 times, and I put 60 miles a day on with my commute. You come to a stop sign, and push in the ... Trouble codes: P0507
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWSP69M41
This TDI is eating my lunch !!! This car will sometimes deliver fuel/sometimes not (no rhyme or reason)One time it will start (not very often) the next time it won't. When it does start it won't last 5-10 mins & then it stalls. I have tried another MAF, bypass...
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2004 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGL61J74
replace both o2 sensors, light comes back on. Trouble codes: 1152 (bank 1 o2 lean off idle)
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Misfire, long crank VIN: 3VWSR69M44
Calling all VW gurus. This is a BEW newer pump deuse. Very hard to start when ambient temperatures are low. Long crank. Will start if plugged in. No codes stored. After extensive testing It seems like the problem is related to the amount of voltage/current I a...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Blower VIN: YV1VS295X1
This car does not have a blower at any speed; the fuses to the relay are good. There is power at the blower, but no ground, if I ground the motor it will run. Mitchell is not a lot of help troubleshooting consists of trouble codes that only show possible condi...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1RS61N01
A car lot wants me to do rod bearings on this car. It sounds like rod bearings only when you give it gas in park. I just want to know if anyone knows of anything else that could sound like a rod bearing on this particular car that wouldn't be a rod bearing? I'...
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1994 BMW 318is 1.8L abs VIN: XXXJA09439
Well, this one isn't fixed at this time. Got several replies, most said that the ABS hydraulic units were a common problem and the ABS modules were not. As stated in the original help request, I found the connection between the ribbon cable and LF solenoid va...
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2002 BMW M3 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSBR93482
well, i think this one is fixed... all had good replies and i thank you for them. i found that the port to the head that combi valve goes on, had carbon build up. cleaned out port and reinstalled valve. cleared codes test drove to verify. system is ok. thaks t... Trouble codes: 170 (secondary-air quantity too low).
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Speed sensor VIN: SALTY1240X
This one is fixed. If I read this post I would have thought installation error. It was more like lack of scope pattern info. When I installed a 2nd ABS speed sendsor I did get a better wave form but not what I was seeing from the left front, not really even...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBCB25D2G
This vehicle is all fixed. It ended up taking more time that i thought it would to confirm the repair. I replaced the fuel filter and put some algea cleaner in the tank. I also checked for a valve clearance issue but this engine has non adjustable hydraulic...
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: VS3DM58V3R
Well unfortunatly since the car runs and this has been a problem for about 2 years they just had enough for the o2 and not the diog for the light like i said this is a good customer but not ready for makeing the fix im sure i need a computer and im very sure i... Trouble codes: 21 (air flow sensor), 61 (o2 sensor bank 1), 81 (evap purge valve).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L right headlight VIN: YS3FB49S23
Showed up to work this morn. and car was gone. Boss gave it back to cust. No-one in this immediate area had the saab specific program on the tech 2. We have very few saab's in this area. So I couldn't try to clear any body codes or look at any info. Only could...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start VIN: YS3EB49E83
Hi Folks, Out of the 5 replies one was right on. The Trionic Bus module under the driver's seat was bad. I had to take it to the dealer for the final diagnosis and reprogramming. The Saab tech said that I really needed Saab diagnostic equipment to find this... Trouble codes: 1260 (reset limpin mode).
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWHD61H0W
This car is finally fixed! Let me start off by saying thanks to Ken from Great Britian and David from British Columbia for responding on this. We replaced 3 brake sensors and the ABS module, which turned off the ABS light. We then tried to recode the computo... Trouble codes: P1613, 18021 (Same).
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1993 Volvo 940 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1JS8838P
Thanks for the responses we ended up finding that the igniton moduale and the map sensor both had would intermitently fail usually while under load. we replaced them both with used ones due to the cost of the part and the age of the car. Car has been gone for ... Trouble codes: 122 (unknown).
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L feels like a misfire VIN: YV1SZ58D01
Thank you all for advice I have checked the axle shafts out one seems bad so Im going to replace it im sure it will fix it the more i drive it i can feel it in the driveline more and more thank you all for replying with such good information.
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SW53D61
hi guys, sorry its taken me so long to post this fix but i wanted to make sure it was right. i sent the car to the dealer for the throttle body software update that most of you suggested and it took care of the problem. it didnt cost me anything as they covere... Trouble codes: P1600, P1603.
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2004 Volvo XC70 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1SZ59H84
I posted this on iATN also and recieved 4 responses. A person also mentioned the DEM plug and related wiring under the passenger seat as a potential problem area. I didn't get a chance to check that before I released the car to the customer. I was looking o... Trouble codes: CEME0, ECM92, C0EM, 1A61 (tcm communication signal missing), CEM01.
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