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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D6X
the engine in this car was recently replaced with a salvage yard engine from a 1999 audi a4. the car came to us with the check engine light on and flashing at idle. we retrived three misfire codes 16685, 16686 & 16687. cylinder # 1, 2 & 3. we varified that the... Trouble codes: 16685 (misfire 1 cylinder), 16686 (misfire 2 cylinder), 16687 (misfire 3 cylinder)
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
Hi Guys, I got this 2000 Audi A6 Turbo the customer complain after driving more than 50 miles the oil light comes on or start flashing, I flushed the engine install new OEM oil filter replace the oil level & oil pressure switches & still doing the same, I'm le...
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L airbag control unit VIN: WAUDF48HO7
this vehicle came from the body shop,multiple air bags and roll bar deployed,the body shop replaced the air bags and the airbag control unit,they wanted us to code the new control unit(they threw the old control unit away,so there is no way of reading the code...
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L temperature gauge VIN: WBADP6322V
The temperature gauge in the dash goes into the red, about mid point of the red mark(no numbers on gauge) when the scan temperature shows to be in the normal 205 to 215 degree range. Have tried the dual sender/sensor in the radiator and did not change this. Th...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADN53431
CHECK FOR DME PROBLEM. FOUND DME WIRE SHORTED FOR FUEL PUMP RELAY AND SEVERAL FUSES BURNED BEHIND DME. FOUND COOLANT TEMP SENSOR SHORTED IN THERMOSTAT HOUSING. HAVE REPLACED DME( ENGINE ECU) COOLING TEMP SENSOR, ALL BURNED FUSES. i HAVE SPEC FUEL PRESSURE, BUT... Trouble codes: 143 (pedal position), 187 (iac relearn)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: WDBFA66E9M
This 91 SL500 will go into throttle limp-home mode and the ASR light comes on about once a week. If the key is cycled the ASR light goes out and normal throttle is restored. This is an early ASR system without code-diagnosis (CFI-ASR, not an HFM-EA car). I con...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stuck in limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Car came for no shifting.Found two codes p0715 and p0720.Checked out car found trans fluid in connector into trans and fluid inside transmission computer as well.Replaced connector into trans and two orings.Replaced conductor plate on top of valve body.Cleaned...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF25F1W
Hey Gang, This car was towed in on a recommendation from one of my current customers. I am told that this car was tied up at the dealer for the past three months with all sorts of work performed on it. I have not ever gotten a clear story of why the car was a... Trouble codes: P0100 (Mass Air Sensor)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBJF25F5W
This vehicle came in for an extended crank time and a dead cylinder at idle. The injector at the dead cylinder had very little flow when cracking the nut loose on the top of the injector. It acted like it was getting air in the fuel system and we looked for le...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB54E2Y
Hi all, I have this car that has this two codes, P0170 and p0173, so far I've found three problems but now I'm running out of ideas so I'm looking for a little help over here. First of all in the air intake hose were connects to the throttle body I found a bad... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E53
I have my own ML350 that has a MIL on. P2075 minor leak in purge system in PCM.I checked the purge valve using vacuum pump, No vacuum drop at 20in hg.When I did a leak test with smoke machine, I don't see any visual smoke but I hear a little hissing noise arou... Trouble codes: P2075 (Minor leakage in purge system)
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L Mechanical VIN: 4JGBB86E36
Good Day This Car Came In For Check Engine Light And A Rattle On Start Up Scan Test Showed Code For Left Exhaust Stepless Adjustment And code For Left Exhaust Cam Hall Sensor. Through DAS It States To Clear Code And Let Car Set For Three Hours Restart And If C...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L top VIN: YS3DD75B4S
our dealer traded for this car and the top is stuck in the up position is there a way to manually close it??
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L long start time VIN: YS3EF48Z01
we have this saab that came in for a no start. diag'd fuel pump. we replaced fuel module and car started and ran great. the car starts up immediatly when cold but when fully warmed up, it takes 2 seconds of cranking to start. we used a scantech swedish fuel mo...
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cat converter VIN: WVW1234567
Looks like I have to replace the Cat on my sons 1998 Passat 1.8T. Code P0422 keeps coming back. The question is how do you get it out of the car? Does it come out the top or bottom? What has to be gotten out of the way for clearance? My guess is air filter hou...
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1998 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Car came in with a rough idel and check engine light on with code p0300 and p0302, so we tuned it up and car still miss fire on cylinder 2, but when you raise the rpm above 2500 it's no missing. took some readings and here they are. Engine speed 810 Throttle p... Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2)
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1998 Volvo V70 GLT 2.4L Instrument cluster VIN: YV1LW5644W
Car came in with all the analog/needle gauges dead. The digital readout below center still functions just fine. But the tach, speedo, temp, fuel gauges don't work. Pulled the instrument cluster and checked for +/- at connectors, and they checkout out good. Sen...
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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Stall VIN: YV1SW53D31
Customer reports car will die while driving. Door locks pop up when cars dies. Customer pulls to the side of the road and tries to start. On first attempt cars cranks but no fire. On second attempt car starts and runs fine. Problem happens while moving, once e...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L Cold Start VIN: YV1VS29501
Complaint: Very hard to start with cold engine (and ambient temp below 35F). The symptom is intermittent. The engine cranks at normal speed and usually will start if you hold the throttle wide open. It then runs rough & emits black smoke, indicating excessive...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Timing VIN: YV1CZ59H14
Hey Techs I have a really big problem right now car came in running. It had an oil leak and found it to be the crank seal so replaced it and put a new timing belt since the old one was soaked in oil after putting the new timing belt and alingled with the marks...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Stall VIN: WDBJH82F7X
Well, it felt like the torque converter was locking up and causing the car to stall. We could not communicate with the trans control module or really verify the cause of the problem. We sent the customer to the dealer and they replaced a throttle actuator or s...
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2003 Other European 355 F1 3.5L Temperature VIN: ZFFXR48D00
Not much specific info on this one, not suprising really! This owner is paranoid on the operating temps of his cars and we are now going to look at modifying the cooling system to force it to run cooler at idle. I have altered the wiring so as both fans now ...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan 2.5L Cruise Control VIN: WV2EE0708S
First... Thank you for the help... Of the four responses, two noted previous experience with poor grounds for the stoplights preventing the cruise from functioning... certainly worth double checking but not an issue with this vehicle. Third response mentioned...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta Wolfsburg Edition 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3VWPA81H9X
Thanks to all that replied.Charlie from Cal. was right it was a 98 in a 99 so the special tool was not needed.This was an ABA eng.Used a spanner as was suggested was easy except you have to watch for the 0 on the flywheel,this is what I could not see on alldat...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWPE63B34
I wish I had something more concrete but given the fact that we could not duplicate the problem, I am not confident that the fix is a firm one. We recommended that the customer have us the take the intake manifold off and cleaned thoroughly. The customer opt...
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1989 Volvo 760 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1GX6941K
Thanks to all for help.My customer phone me that all works ok. The problem was bend tone ring in one place,and was giving wrong signal to crank sensor. Trouble codes: 6 (6 flashes from test from test point yel-red wire).
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L tcc VIN: YV1LZ56D5Y
Thanks for all the help!! I installed reman valve body and this took care of problem. tcc valve and bore internal to valve body worn due to previous coolant intrusion (rust).
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ59HX4
we ended up installing a factory maf sensor and its been two weeks. All is ok. funny thing was that the 1st and second MAF's were bosch from world-pac and the factory was the same part also... Anyway, this car does not have a pressure sensor. It is all elect... Trouble codes: P2188 (ltft lower limit).
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