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1996 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEA88D6T
Vehicle comes in with a check engine light, Retrieved Dtc 302, 304, 300, Cleared codes test drive. During test drive after shifting from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th you could feel a hesitation or such that it felt like a bad sparkplug or wire. Spark plugs were r... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0300
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L Radio code VIN: WAUDA24B1X
I have this A6 Avant with the radio in "SAFE" mode. The code in the book does not work because the radio has been replaced. None of my local dealers are willing to give out the codes anymore. Can anyone help me with the radio code? The radio serial number is: ...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L COMAND Head Unit VIN: WDBNG70J05
Flash failed and shortly thereafter unit stopped working. Now will not power up. Siemens VDO does not seem to support this product. Anyone know where I can have this repaired? I've called many many people and no one knows. Part # A220 870 24 89 This is the ...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Clutch VIN: WMWRC33472
cust car got towed with no cluth pedal and cust told us that she heard whistling noise for about a week and all of a sudden the pedal went to floor and had to pull over to side. we bled the slave cylinder and and got the pedal back and was able to shift to 1 ...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
The strangest thing i've ever seen. When the field wire is off of the alternator it runs fine but of course no charge. When you hook up the field wire the car starts running like garbage, but the alternator starts putting out 60 amps but not overcharging. Any ...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
CAME IN FIRST TIME FOR P0304, REPLACED ALL PLUGS AND # 4 COIL. ROAD TESTED AND ALL WAS FINE. CUSTOMER TOOK CAR, NEXT MORNING CAME BACK WITH CYL #3 MISFIRE, REPLACED #3 COIL, ROAD TESTED, ALL GOOD. CAME BACK A FEW DAYS LATER AND HAD CODE FOR#2 CYL MISFIRE, REPL... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSB69M52
car came in and will not pass marta. codes are p0353, p0351, p0354, p0352. all are coil circuit malfunction codes. car runs fine and drive great. no acceleration problems. no misfires. i was leaning towards cam or crank sensor but cant really condem that. any ... Trouble codes: P0353 (ignition coil c primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0351 (gnition coil a primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0354 (gnition coil d primary/secondary circuit malfunction), P0352 (gnition coil b primary/secondary circuit malfunction)
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L leaking from behind engine VIN: YV1TS90D7Y
2000 S80 T6 with 63000 miles, needs rack, leaking from Rt boot, and owner says cover has been off and oil leak is seen coming from cam cover on rear. He says mechanic that looked at it says looks like leak coming from box on back side of engine. Also wants fog...
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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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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L Mechanical VIN: WBABK8328T
Not to bad. I think I was lucky the piston cover wiggled out relatively easy. Pushed the new piston in square and the used a long prybar and the old piston to push it back in. I put the snap ring on about halfway in and then pryed it the rest of the way in usi...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Vapor valve VIN: WBADT33432
Thank you all for taking the time to respond. It was split 50/50 as to either pull the intake or take your time and go in from the side. We are going to try going in the side and leaving intake in place. We will get the hoses and a throttlebody gasket first. I...
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Suspension VIN: SJEA71C745
Unbelievable finally repaired purchased some ultrasonic ears found leak in 2 minutes slight scraping a plastic line used a Land Rover repair kit for plastic line since part was about $330 plus it appears to be several hours of labor for replacement of vacuum h...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBBA45A9E
First I like to thank everyone who tolk time to help and I learn alot from this car and understand the fuel system. Sorry for the late fix guys, I have to comfirm it with a few morning cold start up The problem is that the emission control unit was missing...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB57E53
This vehicle is fixed.It turned out to be the fuel cap problem.I first did test fuel cap as always,it passed.After I got E-mail from John,I compared vacuum drop at cap test.Old cap showed 0.75mbar but new cap showed 0 mbar.Fuel cap tester in smog machine has a... Trouble codes: P2075 (Minor leakage in purge system).
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Noisey on DECEL VIN: WMWRC33433
Sorry for the long delay this clown mobile is fixed I dropped pan replaced filter,gasket,cooling lines and flushed cooler the unit holds 4.5 qts it maybe had a quart in it I was suprised not to see alot of garbadge in pan!!!Customer asked how long it would las...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L traction control VIN: WVWMA23B4Y
This one is fixed!! I was able to use my Modis to code the anti-lock module. I went through some trouble to figure the code but finally found it in Mod by typing "module coding" into the search box located in the upper left corner of the screen. Several cho...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Code 01588 - Head Airbag Ignitor VIN: 3VWSE69M52
Thanks to all of you who replied. We tried cleaning head airbag connectors to no avail. The fix was to replace the head airbag. It's been 2 weeks now with no recurrence of code or light. Thanks again.
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L seat belt tensioner VIN: 3VWSF31Y76
I would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my request .The belts function mechanicaly . Some of the replies stated that belt tensioner may not have been deployed if the belt was not buckled ,I installed the reset/ repaired module .air bag l...
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