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1996 Audi S6 2.2L brake pedal VIN: WAULA84A6S
hello again, we have a 96 s6 avant, 2.2 turbo here in the shop, and the brake pedal will pulsate when you press it, even when the car is stationary. we cannot feel or hear the abs pump run when this is happening, no fault codes are stored in the abs system. if...
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1999 Audi A6 2.8L steering VIN: WAUDA34B7X
Hello audi techs! I have this audi here with a hard steer to the right. It will bind up only turning to the right. It will bind and the release and continue turning right like nornal. If you turn to the right in will bind then release, and if you continue tur...
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1994 BMW 840Ci 4.0L Unknown VIN: WBAEF6324R
we have a problem with this 840. the defroster is always on and blowing hot air on windshield. no matter what setting on the climate control. I am not really excited about taking the dash out of this car. Has anyone seen this problem and could advise me? Jeff
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L rattle VIN: WBSBL93421
we have the transmission and driveline out of this m3. the pinion seal was leaking heavily so we replaced it - i heard quite a lot of rattling when shutting off the car - sounded like a bad dual mass flywheel problem. since we allready had the exhaust and driv...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L door VIN: WBADT53453
Does anyone have a way to open a locked door on this 5 series? The passenger front door is locked. The lock button comes up when you pull on the inner handle then drops right back down when you let go. It will not unlock manually or with the central locking.I ...
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L No Start VIN: 5UXFB53535
hello all you beamer specialists.i have this x5 that will intermitanly not start,when you turn the key it will just keep cranking till you turn it off.then maybe on the next try it will start right up or it might take 20 more cranks.it was manufactured on 1/05...
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1970 Jaguar e-type 4.2L cylinder head
Dear friends: This is the third time that I have asked for help in regard to a Jaguar XK e-type. I had this car running beatifully for several weeks but as the engine continued running I detected a coolant leakeage along the cylinder head gasket, so no ques...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Dome Light VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Customer came by and said that dome light will not go off after opening and cloing any door.If you turn dome light off it will stay off until you open door again and then you have to turn lights off manually. This applies to front and back lamps. Spoke to my s...
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2008 Porsche Cayenne S 4.8L Engine Oil VIN: WP1AB29P78
I'm not much of a Porsche guy as far as seeing to many of them for repair. I have a customer with a fleet of Ford truck that I service. He has a 2008 Porsche Cayenne with 24,000 miles on it and he asked me when I thought the oil and filter should be changed, I...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEE83AXT
I Recieved this vehicle with a check engine light on and code p0411 stored. I checked the usual causes for this code. Including the fuse on the relay and the relay. They both check good. I powered up the pump motor from the relay terminals, the pump runs and h... Trouble codes: P0411 (secondary air problem)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG69M21
This Jetta came in with 15 codes most pertaining to shorted injectors. There is a dead miss on number five cylinder. The way this vehicle is wired I can not get to the injectors to test without removing the upper intake manifold. I do not see any place that lo... Trouble codes: 16684 (16689-), 16689 (16645-), 16645 (16657-), 16657 (16651-), 16651 (16660-), 16660
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWHH63B31
this car came to me rom another shop,they had changed the timing chain tensioners on both banks of the engine.after they did that the check engine light comes on with codes 341 and 346 i believe they were for the cam sensor circuit - performance.i removed the ... Trouble codes: P1340
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M91
Hello vw techs. Got this one running poor. Missing on 1 and 5. No spark to 2 and 5. Tests showed that the computer was not controling, sending a signal on the wire to the ignition module to fire the coil for 2 and 5. May be an issue with coils on this car as ... Trouble codes: P1579 (Imobalizer)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L Fuel gauge VIN: WVWZK63B63
Fuel gauge has a sporadic operation, intermittently the fuel guage shows empty and next time it reads full. Sometimes after filling tank up needle takes a long time to reach the full position. While driving needle is going up and down, especially when taking a...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L clutch VIN: WVWSP21J83
Hi everyone, I have a 03 VW Jetta TDI wgn and the clutch seems to stick to the floor at times. This is one of our cars that we have for sale. The clean up tech said it stuck to the floor when he had it in the shop so he pulled the pedal up with his foot and it...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPE63B74
This TDI boosts but not enough. Using VCDS at idle it's about 100 millibars short of what's specified and underway the gap between specified and actual boost widens until the code comes on at about 50 MPH. The variation at that point is about 500 millibars. ... Trouble codes: P0299 (Control limit not reached)
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L skid control service message on VIN: YVIC291HX3
hey guys. my cousins volvo has "skid control service required " message on the drivers info center from time to time.haven't got the vehicle in yet but briefly drove it to verify intermittent message. also the power steering is lazy and slow to respomd at idle...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L abs VIN: YV1CZ59H74
This volvo came in with an abs light on. upon inspection i found codes 0041 right rear speed sensor, 0050 control module faulty sensor. It wasnt until i got on here that i found were to locate the speed sensor plug so tomorrow im going to scope the sensor. I j...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2002 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L abs module VIN: TRUWT28N92
OKAY EVERYONE, IT WAS INFACT A FAILED ABS CONTROL MODULE, INSTALLED NEW ONE, INITIALIZED STEERING ANGLE SENSOR AND LONGITUDINAL ACCEL SENSOR AND ALL IS GOOD. THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS!
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03T13
Replaced air mass meter and car has been driver 1000 miles we call this a fix. Thanks, Stewart
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SALTY12431
Thanks for the replies. I really liked the one that said keep your fingers crossed. I took the inspection cover off and could see the back of the block and it was dry. Most of you pointed out the valley gaskets leaked. After cleaning and rechecking I replaced ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L stuck in limp mode VIN: WDBJF55F7V
Thank you too all that replied.The problem was the trans computer.Got the computer from a benz dealer which was a reman and reprogrammed as well.Was able to talk to a benz specialist who rebuilds trans for the dealer were i got the computer from, and told me...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L driver door VIN: WD13HA24G1
well we are still trying to fix this one went to mb shop they cant tell me ether but i think there is a draw and it is pulling battery down and that's why we loose communication with doors we will let you know the fix later thanks to all help this sit greet
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRC33402
Well, all 4 replies mentioned that replacing the o2 was probably wrong, that the sensor code was a symptom of what was most likely an air leak, more likely in the exhaust. While I didn't find anything worthwhile by smoking the exhaust, I did find that the cat... Trouble codes: P2270, P2096, P0136.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: VWCC21VX14
THANKS OFR EVERYBODY WHO HELPED I BELEIVE THIS ONE IS FIXED.IT LOOKS LIKE THE A.I.R HOSE GOING TO THE AIR FILTER WAS DISCONNECTED PUT IT BACK ON AND CODE HAS NOT RESET.SO I AM CALLING IT FIXED.THANKS AGAIN Trouble codes: P0234.
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L No Start VIN: WVWAK73C56
THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED BACK. STEPHANE FROM QUEBEC WAS RIGHT ON. TWO IGNITION COILS SHORTED OUT CAUSING A FUSE TO BLOW IN THE FUSE BOX. REPLACE FUSE AND TWO IGNITION COILS AND CAR RAN FINE WITH NO OTHER PROBLEMS.
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