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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L 3-4 -4-5 shift VIN: WAUBA24B9X
this one came in with shift concern and p0734 code check tranny fluid with out scan tool i think its good fluid doesnt smell burnt there r no dianostics available need to find out if its clutches or a solenoid would apperciate all help maybe this is acommon pr...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L cam alilgnment tool VIN: WAUFL54D1Y
Hi Vw/Audi folks, i've got a tricky situation here... i have a 2000 audi a8 in the shop with a 4.2L v8 that i'm doing a timing belt/water pump replacement on. the trouble is i've only got the cam alignment tools for the v6 engines (both ast3243 and ast3391) wi...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L seat
My customer purchased this X-5 used. The key was programed by the dealer to automatically activate a programed seat, steering wheel & mirror setting when the vehicle is unlocked using the unlock function of the key button. Is there any way to clear the setting...
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1973 Jaguar XK-E Coupe 5.3L No Start
This car had been in storage semi-outdoors, for 6 yrs. before the current owner bought it. Among the things he asked me to do was to relocate the ballast resistor from the incorrect location he found it in when he bought it to the factory location nearby. Besi...
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1242Y
Ok folks, Got me a little SAS issue with a Disco series 2. Car came in with a 1412 code on the SAS system after an intake reseal, 02 sensor R&R, new seat motor, lots of little issues this customer wanted dealt with. Basically the whole system was replaced exce... Trouble codes: P1412
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALNY22292
hello team i have this freelander w/ 2.5 liter in the shop that im experiencing some technicality.first the vehicle came w/multi codes 171,174,705& 1319 unknown.the 171&174 both banks lean. i c/k 4 vac leaks by smoking the system no leaks found, and ill like t... Trouble codes: 171 (bank 1 lean), 174 (bank 2 lean), 705 (trans range switch), 1319 (unknown)
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Keyless Entry VIN: WDBGA32E5S
Car came in with the complaint of the remote keyless entry not working. Checked that the key fob batterys were good! Found that the power door locks didn't work at all. Checked fuses. Found fuse number 11 in the trunk blown (Window lift, luggage compartment li...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L head gasket VIN: WDBJF55F6T
Car came in for oil leak at head gasket at 110,369 miles, came back at 117,547 for oil leak-head gasket again. both times at right rear corner of head. At 125,359- oil leak again. told customer to take to another shop for second opinion. was told by customer t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cooling fan VIN: WDBNG70J92
hello everybody, we have this s430 that the cooling fan is on high speed at all times, it will come on and stay on after about 5 seconds of engine running hot or cold. This seems to be the only problem. We cleared all codes from all modules just to try it, it ...
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2002 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WMWRE33412
Vehicle came in with a surging complaint--They said it started running this way after their last fill up---During test drive, I noticed it would briefly fall flat on it's face intermittently under heavy load and heavy boost. For about 2 to 3 seconds it shuts d...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWPA81H9X
I can't identify the special tool for adjusting the timing belt tensioner from alldata and can anyone with experience explain the procedure I don't seem to be following alldata's description.This engine does have a distributor when I signed in it would only le...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L steering angle sensor VIN: WV2KB47042
I'm more than a little confused about the procedure to get this Eurovan to recognize it's steering angle sensor and control mod. I mean, I'm lost. We replaced the lock cylinder, and housing, got the thing to start, but now the BRAKE, ABS, and TRACTION CONTROL ...
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2003 Volkswagen GTI 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, no throttle response VIN: 3VWAK01HXT
reset throttle adaptions and it may last a week or a month now only lasts about a day or so.no other faults are in coputer system.i only have access to my solus which has european software updated to the latest version.do these cars eat up throttlebodies or do... Trouble codes: 17579 (angle sensor 2 throttle motor not a plausible signal intermittant), 17987 (throttle actuator adaption not started intermittant)
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J34
Goodmorning V-dub Scientists. My major question here is the P3103/ 19559.. Checked Alldata and over the internet with no findings. I Checked the rest of the vehicle's system and came up with 2 faults in the trans. I have replaced many brake switches, but don't... Trouble codes: P3103 (19559), 00300 (Transmission fluid temp. sensor incorrect signal), 00526 (Brake light switch -F Short Circuit to B)
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L climate control problem VIN: YV1LZ5648W
getting exhaust fumes inside vehicle when the defroster is on.smoke tested exhaust system no leaks found.anytime its switched to recirulate smell goes away.any help or ideas would be appreciated thanx
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L warning lamps VIN: WAUAF78EX7
Thanks for the help. One reply requested more info, the other said take the car to the dealer. Special thanks to Andy at Vag-Com. I had to go into airbag adaptation and enter appropriate values in channels 50, 51, &81. in order to enter the values for channel ...
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2000 BMW M5 5.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WBSDE9340Y
It appears to be fixed the car has gone over 100 miles without a problem. While looking for different places to hook up a meter we found a corroded battery cable. One end bolts to the battery terminal and the other to the fuse box in the R/R of the trunk. It a...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Electronic VIN: SAJEA51D62
Hey this vehicle hasn't left the lot yet but I did get to the bottom of every thing. After reveiwing the scan data and comparing it to a Jag XKR we were working on, (Mercedes trans in it not a Jatco like The X-type), the controls were similar enough for me t...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBHA23G0W
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP!! TURNED OUT TO BE BAD ECM, HOWEVER WHEN I ATTEMPTED TO ORDER NEW ECM FROM MERCEDES DEALER I WAS TOLD DUE TO NEW MB RULES ECM IS CONSIDERED TO BE A "THEFT RISK" PART AND CAN NO LONGER BE SOLD TO ANY ONE BUT VEHICLE OWNER & MUST BE ... Trouble codes: P0443 (evap/purge control valve circuit).
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L rich on bank 2 VIN: WDBUH82J24
Great Help- Lots of good replies on this one. Christopher from MN said to check for collapsed breather hoses on the rich bank- also disconnect the O2 sensor on that bank and drive it lean. Alexander from GA said to inspect plug wire resistance closely- they sh... 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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1960 Other European S2 Continent 6.0L Misfire
One reply said that the lack of the air trunk and its connection to the air cleaner would not cause the problem I am experiencing. One reason I was leaning in that direction is that the motor didn't have the cutting out/backfiring problem until, I removed t...
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2003 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YS3EB59E03
After letting the customer drive the car for two weeks, this fix is complete, it seemed to be a compound problem, the last item was replacing the fuel pump, when the pump would fail intermittent, the fuel injector pulse would also stop, this kept us guessing f...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5527R
This one is fixed! Car stalled again but this time it set a 123 for ect signal absent/faulty. I did clean the grounds under the battery, but was unable to get to the grounds under the intake by the starter. I had already ohm tested the temp sensor and it ch... Trouble codes: 121.
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L no gears VIN: YV1C291H24
Hi and thanks for the replies. We pulled the pan and found it full of metal. So we ordered a transmission. Wow only 50k and the trans is gone, poor design:-( Thanks again.
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