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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED24B8Y
The car came in with excessive smoking. We were quick to blame the turbos. The oil is getting from the turbos into the intake manifold. Serviced the breather. Smoking heavily out of the exhaust. Does this sound like double turbo failure or something.
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2005 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: TRUUT28N05
Hi all, I am experiencing a problem with an Audi evap system fault on an Audi TT. My Ross-Tech software is providing a code 18854 - EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid Valve (N115): Stuck Closed. My Ross-Tech software provides SAE code P2422. My Snap-On brick provide... Trouble codes: P2422 (Evaporative Emission Control System Vent Valve Stuck Closed)
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1989 BMW 325is 2.5L rear sub- frame VIN: WDBAAA1307
need to know how to install sub-frame bushings i am not sure if i need to drill dimples from frame before i press them out thanks for any info mark
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Starting VIN: WBAFB33581
This X5 came in with a completely dead battery, we charged it and tested battery..all is well.We then start the truck and fires right up we let it run for roughly 30 mins or so I go to check on the truck, it has shut off. Now trying to restart only engages the...
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Unknown VIN: WBAEU33485
Vehicle came in with vibration under acceleration...off power car is smooth. Lifted car in drive and noted rr axle with lots of up and down play. Rebuilt both rear axles..still same issue. Pulled exhaust to inspect drive shaft and components...all ok...no exce...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJY1247S
This vehicle has an intermittent no start which we have not been able to duplicate, the customer states that it happens every 4-6 months.After looking over data as well as doing a complete inspection of all suspicious components we could only offer to replace ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L coolant VIN: VDBHA22E7T
TIA for any help. The car has been loosing coolant slowly,maybe 1 qt per month.Now I see oil in the coolant so costomer want's to fix it.I pressure tested cooling system 24 hrs at 10psi (no loss) Alldata doesn't show an oil cooler. Would there be a pattern fai...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Surge VIN: WDBUH65J04
Good afternoon Techs. I have a Merc that seems fine but is not. This vehicle has a part throttle surge very very slight. Almost feels like the brakes are being very gently applied when at cruising speeds at part throttle. Does not feel like a misfire and the s...
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1961 Other European S2 6.2L solenoid valve VIN: B409LCTXXX
After replacing seized clutch bearing, I'm trying to return this system to properly operate from the dash control. Does anyone know the function of the device mounted in the high pressure line near the compressor? It is cylindrical and the id plate says "Danfo...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Mounts VIN: WPOAA299OX
Hello Porsche Techs: We have a situation where the four mounting points on the roof for putting a bicycle rack the four screws were froozen in the roof we had to drill them out. Are there any repair kits for this...like inserts? Do the two stripes of trim (rig...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWSE29M0Y
hi guys, this car came in from another shop. the complait is that it slips on 2-3 shifts. (it slips so bad that It feels like it went in neutral). 1st and 2nd are ok. they performed a trans service @ another shop and they replaced the trans ecu w/ new one w/no...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWCA21C6Y
This Beetle came in in limp mode with 3 codes: 00281/00652/00297 for g68 speed sensor, gear error, and g38 speed sensor. I found the information on the two speed sensors and the overlay harnesses, tested the sensors and was getting AC voltage out of them that ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M21
Good Day to All, This car keep's setting the two codes, but the hose's on the turbo to the throttle valve is on and intact.Could the long term fuel trim code be related? Any input will be appreciated. Thank's G.T. Trouble codes: 17545 (B1 system too rich), 17705 (pressure loss between turbo charger and throttle valve)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSE61J62
Car came in with mil on, found p3081 low coolant temp, checked coolant temp cold and is within 6 degrees of iat. we replace thermostat and sent car out, car came back with the same code. car seems to be heating up just fine, verified the coolant temp cold is s... Trouble codes: P3081 (coolant temp too low)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L turn signals VIN: WVWPD63B42
Hi VW Techs, We have a '02 Passat here that will intermittently will cause the hazard flasher unit in the dash to click in a random pattern for anywhere from 3 or 4 clicks to as many as 20+ clicks over a 3 minute interval. While this is happening the turn sig...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1AA8845L
Customer complains of a rough idle for the first thirty seconds of operation when started in the morning, then runs fine for the remainder of the day. If the throttle is depressed at all during this time the problem goes away. As you can see above lots of part...
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1999 Audi A4 2.8L Misfire VIN: WAUED28D6X
I WANT [...] THIS CAR, BUT WITH... Trouble codes: 16685 (misfire 1 cylinder), 16686 (misfire 2 cylinder), 16687 (misfire 3 cylinder).
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2007 Audi A4 2.0L airbag control unit VIN: WAUDF48HO7
the car is fixed,however it had to go to the dealer.they said there was crash data stored in the control unit,and they replaced the contol unit under parts warranty.the fact the car is fixed is great,but the coding on the control unit was 0000000,and looking a...
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2000 BMW 740iL 4.4L trunk wont open VIN: WBAGH8348Y
thank you all, well no definitive answer here, tried everything, we had the correct key and we tried repeatly to open it with the key in the trunk cylinder it finally one time opened, and just as i suspected the battery post was loose so we just tightened and ...
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2001 BMW 540i 4.4L No Start VIN: WBADN53431
THIS ONE TURNED INTO A REAL PAN. HAD EVERYTHING I WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE OTHER THAN SPARK. HAD CHECK WITH BMW 3 TIMES AND TOLD ME IT WAS THE RIGHT COMPUTER, BUT AFTER 3 HRS ON THE PHONE THEY ENTERED ONE DIGIT WRONG ON THE VIN WHEN GETTING THE COMPUTER PROGRAMMED... Trouble codes: 143 (pedal position), 187 (iac relearn).
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1995 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Above 2500 rpm VIN: SAJX1743SC
Hi Everybody just thought I would like to thank everyone for their questions (which provoked thought) and your answers which also helped. Yes I did add fuel to intake to make sure it was not a lean condition. Also mass air flow was correct (I don't have readin...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: WDBFA66E9M
Thank you to everyone that took the time to read my posting and especially those that took the time to make suggestions! The symtoms were narrowed down to only be occuring when the vehicle was not moving and the brake pedal applied. Per one suggestion, we lu...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Dome Light VIN: WDBHA29G0X
Well, let me see if I can explain. I started checking door jam switches. None were broken. I started just removing them and then putting them back in. I opened all the doors and just walked around the car pressing the switches as I went.I closed all the doors....
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L 1st only VIN: WDBJF65J5Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP, THEY SPILLED A SODA ON THE SHIFTER NOW THEY ARE WAITING FOR TAX REFUND. THANKS FOR THE ADVISE ON THE COMMON PROBLEM WITH THE MOD THAT IS PART OF THE SHIFTER
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Misfire VIN: WDBRF61J63
Hi everyone This headache is finally Fixed!As several suggested the rotor adaptation needed to be relearned. Pat sent me a procedure to accomplish this without using a scan tool. You drive in 3rd gear at 2100 rpm at 50% load for 30 seconds. This took care of... Trouble codes: P0306, P2050, P2054.
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L Cooling system VIN: WP1AB29PX4
Thanks to Sevan, Chris, Tom, Phillip, Francis, and Frank. All you guys were right on the money as far as those plastic coolant pipes were concerned. They are dug beneath the intake similar to the 4.4 v8 on the BMW's. The coolant that was leaking was evaporat...
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2000 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3EF48Z9Y
thanks to all who took time to read and respond. the connector for the cd player in trunk was in fact wet which was causing the whole network to short out. vehicle did not have the optional cd player but connector was there. we did not find the source of water...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Electronic VIN: 3VWSC29M2X
Checked continnuity between instrument cluster and engine control module on vss signal wire. (Blue wire with white tracer) Found broken wire under wiper cowel near box were wires pass into interior of car. Repaired wire and mph signal worked normal at ecm. Us...
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil presure VIN: WVWPD63B62
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP GUYS SORRY IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO POST THIS THE OIL PRESSURE WAS ONLY 8 PSI AT WARM IDLE I ADVISED THE CUSTOMER OF THE EXTENDED WARRANTY AND THAT SHE NEEDED HER OIL CHANGE RECEIPTS SHE WAS GOING TO GO TO VW AND POSSIBLE TRADE THE VEHICLE...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L directionals,dash lights VIN: 9BWBL61535
After alot of looking i opened up the rear hatch and removed the left side interior panel at left quarter panel and found a stud with two ground wires. the nut was loose tightened up the nut and lights function ok.thanks to all that replied hope to be able to ...
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1998 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1LW537XW
hello everyone, after checking all power and grounds which were ok, hooked up a different scan tool and we had communication, then checked the cam sensor it was junk, replaced cam sensor and fired right up, thanks for the great and quick replies.
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