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2000 Audi TT 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: TRUTC28N8Y
customer recent purchase used.drove vehicle 1 day after purchase.problem seems to be that at cruise engine will cut out,almost shut off just for a second,then engine comes back.also will crank with out starting.hooked spark tester & noid lite to engine then it...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L tcs light on VIN: WBABN53491
Reset code and will set from instantly to 3 min. of driving. No detailed info in alldata. Code desciption is power supply to sensors. All fuses for abs are ok when tested. I have iscan scanner and limited data available.
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS33471
I am having a very overwhelming day so it is hard to remember the simple things sometimes. I can not remember how to reset the adaptive learned values on this BMW. I thought I would post this before I went home tonight. Adaptation is at +12% in both multiplica... Trouble codes: 228 (Fuel Trim Bank 2), 227 (Fuel Trim Bank 1)
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Vapor valve VIN: WBADT33432
Hello all. First let me thank you in advance for taking the time to read my request,I know that you are all very busy. We have a 2002 525I that is using oil(1qt@1k miles)and smoking alittle at idle. From reading past posts I think our first step will be replac...
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L monitors VIN: SAJHX1241T
I have a 96 XJ6 here for a NYS inspection with only four monitors ready. The customer states that the cat converter and one O2 sensor were replaced 600 miles ago and the battery has not been discharged or disconnected since the repair. I noticed the eng temp w...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L No Start VIN: SAJE401TX3
ok hears my headache. 03 jag came in with a no start condition. Dash info was reading "gear box fault and Restricted Performance. The only code in it was a p1643. that with modis Golbal OBII. after chasing wires around for hours on end, came down to either TCM... Trouble codes: P1643
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L No Start, Surge VIN: WDBEA26D6H
I have a 87 260e that has a long crank time,esp. cold .sometimeswill not start unless you press accelerator while cranking.also has intermittent surge at idle.Have replace fuel pump relay,over voltage relay,& coolant sensor ,to no avail.If i unplug cold start ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: WDB1400572
We have an S600 that will hunt at idle between 500 and 1100 rpm for around 1 minute after cold start. Whilst it is hunting it is also blowing a little black smoke. Have performed a smoke test and all seems OK. No fault codes in engine ECU's . All live data see... Trouble codes: 160 (In EA module rpm signal from GM)
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L interior lock switch VIN: WDBJH82F3X
interior door lock switch will not lock. if you manually lock doors by pushing individual locks down, then use unlock switch, will unlock. can hear pump operate. but will not lock doors, hear no noise on lock operation.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L driver door VIN: WD13HA24G1
hay thanks in advance you helped on this car once be for tried your suggestion well it worked on fixing the window and locks last time but a week later the driver window non op and key less entry on driver door dose not work go to passenger side and it works c...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st only VIN: WDBJF65J5Y
the customer had to use the shift lock by pass just to move the shifter then dove the vehicle here in 1st gear. we cleared these codes and they came right back. trans 034, 116, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136 we don't normally work on merc benz! has any body seen...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L timing chain VIN: WP0CA29952
Car came in overheating. Initial inspection found water pump leaking. After water pump was removed we determined that the gasket had failed. Water pump gasket and oil pump housing gasket are one in the same. We did not align the initial timing before removing ...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Fastener Torque VIN: 3VWSF29M9X
Customer installed their own timing belt 5k miles ago & vehicle runs fine w/no issues. They've recently read in their new Bentley manual that the Crankshaft belt sprocket and Vibration dampener/pulley bolts should have been torqued + angle torqued to these val...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M7X
I have the pleasure of working on this junk once again. I have had it several times for mil problems and always have been able to repair. This car had junkyard trans installed by a butcher last year. My current problem is a intermittant no start and a consta... Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaftpos sensor not a plausible signal)
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2003 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L interior lights VIN: 9BWEK21J53
Hi folks I have a VW golf here that doesnt seem to have interior lights when you open the driver front/rear and the pass front but lights and chime work when you open the pass rear door. The customer said last time it did this fuse 14 was blown he replaced it ...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: YV1FA8845L
First time customer. Motor will backfire through exhaust, no power on acceleration in the shop under no load. Of course it's worse on the road, on a test drive it almost stranded me. I replaced the distributor cap & rotor, speed sensor, plugs and wires, none...
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1993 Volvo 940 2.3L dead battery VIN: YV1JW8318P
customer towed the car with dead battery,after charging the battery test alternater works fine,battery and bosch alternator looks new.noticed that when ignition key off if i apply the brake pedal, light bulb warning light and charging light on cluster unit com...
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29501
Came in with check engine light, found and repaired vacuum leak, also found P0015/ECM 61. Replaced timing belt, cam seals, used factory tools to hold cams. Car came back in for same fault P0015, replaced cam solenoid. Been a few weeks car is back in with s... Trouble codes: P0015 (cam position actuator bank 1 timing over retarded)
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED64B6Y
MOST OF YOU GUYS AGREE WITH ME TO RENEW THE OIL PUMP, SO I DID & SO FAR SO GOOD.THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELP IN THIS MATTER
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E13
REPLACED BOOST PRESSURE REGULATOR, VEHICLE DRIVE 20 MILES, STILL OK. RELEASED TO CUSTOMER. Trouble codes: P0234 (manufacturer code 16618 boost pressure).
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2004 Audi A4 3.0L No throttle VIN: WAUAT48H24
As suggested by a few we replaced the brake light switch and drove the vehicle around on numerous errands. It never has acted up again and we are calling it fixed.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L ABS Module VIN: WBAFB33581
I found out from the installing tech that the protective plastic cover that holds the solenoid coils in place durring shipping had come off and that the bottom row of coils was bent down. The tabs below the coils were also bent. Thank you Fed Ex. The customer ...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L convertible top VIN: WBABS534X1
I have been working on this car from time to time applying some of the information I received in the responses. Unfortunately, the convertible top started to work again one morning and I have not been able to make the symptom act up again. "The car fixed itsel...
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L pcv system VIN: 5UXFA53522
I replaced the crankcase ventilation valve a second time,drained oil and did 3 oil changes within 1000 kms.all seems to be good at this time ,but we havent been getting the cold weather that we were getting when this problem occured.I was talking to a Friend o...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L No Heat VIN: SAJHX1249V
Thank you for your responses. It was the aux water pump that was not working and I did as some suggusted and back flushed the heater core, some junk came out, so I think that cetainly will help with better heating. Thanks again.
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L heat
I was able to find another identical xj8 & swapped the a/c control units. The system works great. Will have a new control unit tomorrow. Thanks to all that replied.
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA42C73
No fix yet. Customer wants to find a used PCM and research if we can program it to work thru our AUTOLOGIC.For now we are on hold. I will post an update if we finally fix it. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean system Bank 1), P0174 (lean system Bank 2).
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Starting VIN: SALME11414
Well thanks for the help guys, theres not a lot of info on these rovers I finaly found the most of the rover dealers in my area have sold the steering columns for these or had one in stock so I just bit the bullet and installed it and it cured the problem know...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Seat heaters/adjusters VIN: WDBUH65J34
Thank you to all who responded. The consensus was a current draw or battery problem. The main battery was fine, no current draws, charging properly. removed the cabin filter to access the "system battery" found this battery good also, but very poor, loose and...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Misfire, long crank VIN: 3VWSR69M44
Thanks again for all the replies, they are much appreciated and after rereading them all, I was pointed in the right direction. It was a case of back to the basics. This car had the wrong glow plugs installed at owners local shop not long before the car came t...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J34
First I would like to thank, Randy, Justin, and Chuck for their quick responses. P3103 - Motor for intake manifold flap. This also has functions in the EGR system. The customer returned to have the EGR pipe replaced along with a timming belt service. The custo... 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 Misfire VIN: YV1LZ5643W
Found out car has burnt exh. valves, customer can not afford to fix at this time. THANKS to all for your help. Trouble codes: P0302 (Misfire Cylinder 2).
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