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1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v 2.3L Brakes VIN: WAUHE58A1L
Hello Audi Techs. I have this wonderful audi, which when I apply the brakes are hard the first apply then on the second they operate, however the brake light comes on momentarily. I've found that the Hydroboost pressure switch is causing the light. Has anyone...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L fuel pump,fuel injectors and throttle body VIN: WAUBA34B7W
I HAVE A 1998 AUDI A6 QUATTRO 2.8 5vlv.ENGINE.THE VEHICLE HAS THE FUEL PUMP RELAY,FUEL INJECTORS, AND THROTTLE BODY ALL CONTINUE TO CLICK ERRATICLY WITH KOEO.I HAVE REPLACED THE THROTTLE BODY AND FUEL PUMP RELAY AND THE VEHICLE CONTINUES TO HAVE THE SAME PROBL...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L immobilizer VIN: WBADT63432
customer moved his car from one space in parking lot to another then never cranked over again. battery was low when it got to my shop but not dead. charged battery. no sound when key is turned over. all guages and lights work correctly. prnd works in the dash ...
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2002 BMW 325xi 2.5L heater VIN: WBAEP33452
i have this bmw that was in an accident and the tank near the radiator broke,we replaced it and since then the car has very little to no heat at idle but just off idle the heat is great,don`t know what i`m missing any help is greatly appreciated.
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2002 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN63442
Hi and thanks for your help. Customer just bought this 540i last fall and it's spent most of it's time parked this winter (lotsa snow...). Every time it shows up it has these secondary air injection codes stored. I've been reading some posts and it seems the h... Trouble codes: P0491 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 1), P0492 (Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow bank 2)
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L cooling fan VIN: WBAEV33482
Ok, I really need some info...thanks in advance. I have this 02 325i with 2.5l. It came in with top hose blown off at connection before radiator..has green coolant...so I pulled tstat and w/pump flushed engine and installed new waterpump with metal impeller, n...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63403
We have this BMW with a repeated cat efficiency problem. My trim readings are as follows at idle: STFT 1= -0.7 STFT 2= -0.7 LTFT 1= +9.4 LTFT 2= +9.4 In the freeze frame data which was taken at 60 MPH under a low load, the trims are very similar: STFT 1= +1.6... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Efficiency Bank 1), P0430
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTY1243Y
Vehicle has misfire under load @ about 1600 rpm but not always. We have replaced, plugs, wires & ignition coils with dealer parts after wetting them down & causing misfire in shop. We also cleaned MAF & performed injector cleaning. Car runs great & very strong... Trouble codes: P0305, P0307, P0308
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBGA43E2E
Hi, I hope some of the Mercedes techs out there can shed some new light on this big body Benz, owned by my next door neighbor. We have limited experience with MBZ. This 94 S420 has received all scheduled maintenance and never failed CA smog check in the past.... Trouble codes: 024 (cam adjuster solenoid), 025 (cam adjuster solenoid)
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2004 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L maintenance VIN: WP1AA29P74
Hi everyone, just wanted to know the correct way to manually reset the "service now" light. alldata doesnt say anything about it except to use a scanner. i know you hold down the odometer button and turn key on, then the display says service reset. after that ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Surge VIN: YS3DD5H841
Dear automotive brain.Here is the car that wakes me up in the middel off the night and worries me badly. Please shine some light on this one.Car ren semy o.k wen it came in but had severe blow bye and slutch for oil. the car smoked a lot at start up because of...
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Accessories VIN: JN10259426
hi to all this Saab came in with a code for a secondary air pump removed pump was full of water replaced pump reconneted batt because i had to take out starter to get the pump out know i have a message immobilizer failure and gear box failure the front windows...
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1976 Volkswagen Transporter 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2262099586
Engine runs, smokes, dumping fuel. Reman engine, new pionts, plugs wires, dist cap, fuel pressure regulater, cylinder head temp switch, and much more. any thoughts?
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L turn signal/hazard relay VIN: 3VWCK21C52
The turn signals and hazard lights work fine but after the turn signal switch cancels or the hazards are turned off the relay clicks a few times. When it is clicking none of the lights flash. I have had this problem on one other beetle and never fixed it.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L tpms VIN: 3VWST81K36
we have a vw jetta with a tire pressure monitor light on unless tire pressures are set to 39 psi. is there a way to recalibrate sensors so light will turn off at lower tire pressure? any response will be helpful, thank you.
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1987 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX884H4
veh. will not start. does attempt to start when ign. key is released. eng mechanical seems ok t belt is in allighnment.. good spark at plugs injector pulse is there even when key is released.
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Need help with a po243 issue on a volvo Trouble codes: P0243
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L trunk VIN: WBADD6329V
I own a 2000 528i and removed the cover in the trunk to see exactly where the rod is for the latch and we drilled a small hole behind the license plate to lift the rod. Man what a pain in the butt. Bad design by BMW. We replaced the latch assembly.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L COMAND Head Unit VIN: WDBNG70J05
Unit repaired by Fast Track Electronics, Santa Monica, CA. [...]. Fast and fair! Dave is great. Seimens VDO offers no support for their car audio equipment, after many calls, and following some dead end suggestions, their only suggestion was to buy a re...
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3VWRB81H1W
I'm still working on this one the customer is in iraq so no big rush. I'm going to be putting a oem alternator on to see if it is a aftermarket parts problem. i'll post in a few days and let ya'll know
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WVWAK73C96
THANKS TO ALL,FOR YOUR HELP.I LOOKED INTO ALL DATA AND COULD NOT FIND THE RECALL FOR THE BREATHER.SO I CALLED MY LOCAL DEALER AND SENT IT TO THEM.ALL WHO REPLIED ABOUT THE BREATHER,WAY TOGOIT WAS THE PROBLEM. THE CUSTOMER IS VERY SATISFIED,AS AM I THANKS FO... Trouble codes: P1297 (turbo/throttle valve connection loss), P0300, P0507, P2279 (leak in air intake system), P2187 (system lean - intermittent).
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