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1999 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUB124B6X
Audi techs i hope you have some insight. This car came in for a ck engine light, found 14 codes in all most of which refer to a short to ground. Customer has been driving for a month with no drivability problems. found fuse # 29 ecm 30 amp blown, Replace fuse ... Trouble codes: P1435, P1421, P1425, P1472, P1196
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUDH68D91
WE HAVE THIS audi HERE THAT GETS A FLASHING OIL CAN WARNING SYSMBOL ON THE DASH. tested oil pressurem OK per mitchell at 2000 RPM is 30 lbs, We replaced sensor and have the same problem. Anyone been here done that? Thanks,
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L pwr. windows VIN: WBAAM3333X
power windows go down whe cust. unlocks doors with remote and or key in door any door; and opens the door any door the windows all go down. you then have to lock car from in side and you can put windows up.
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L front shaft off transvercase VIN: WBAFB33521
this x-5 has come in with the front driveshaft spline going into the transfer case stripped. alldata shows that the seals can be replaced on the transfer case but no directions arer given. it only calls for 1.3 hours and it looks like it would come out with a ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGH83431
Good afternoon guys. I have this BMW from another shop. I have codes 1158 and 1160. Both codes pertain to fuel trims in the negative. Obviously running rich. Both upstream oxygen sensors have been replaced by the previous shop. These codes have no support in a... Trouble codes: 1158 (fuel adaption low bank one), 1160 (fuel adaption low bank two)
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L driveshaft VIN: 5UXFA53582
Im not sure if i posted this in the right area. i have a 2002 x5 in the shop that the customer is complaining about a noise when you shift gears. i test drove and sure enough the noise is there but only when you shift gears. it sounds like your closing a metal...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L supports
just wondering if any one has replaced tailgate lifts on this model. it loooks like the headliner has to come out. any tips or shortcuts would be appreciated. thanks much.
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1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L pedal travel VIN: SAJKY1748N
Greetings Jag experts I hope someone can help me with a brake problem on this jag. The pedal will sometimes go to the floor and produce very little stopping action. The pump does not run consistently ,and sometimes there is no brake assist. My question is, co...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L MIL Lamp on
Test drove ,accelerated normally at first. Almost feels like converters are clogged,but acts up intermittently.Removed up stream oxygen sensor on pass side and connected pressure gauge ,only went to 1 1/2 lbs. at 2500 rpm. Checked exhaust for rattles ,ok.Clear... Trouble codes: P020
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Misfire VIN: WDBWK56F75
Thanks as always fellow technicians Mil is on, all misfire codes and mixture codes for rt. bank of cylinders, If this was a M112 or M113 I'd be sending him to the dealer for warranty catalyst replacement on the rt. bank. I have only worked on a few of the M272... Trouble codes: P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0171 (rt. bank mixture at limit at idle), P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl. 1), P0302 (misfire cyl. 2), P0303 (misfire cyl. 3)
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33463
Hello fellow tech's. I have a this mini cooper with the P0442. I have tested the gas cap and it tests good.I smoke tested the system with sealing the canister vent and no leak. It looks to have a LDP on the canister in the right rear fender well. My genisys sc... Trouble codes: P0442
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Central locking VIN: WVGEM67LX4
This car will not turn alarm off with key.Will shut off with remote. Keese function not operating. Will show 2.5 amp draw when any door handle touched,same as pushing convenience button on any handle,but nothing happens. If unlocked with key, alarm lamp still ...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L accelerates VIN: YV1LS5511S
The customer stated the car acccelerated out of control on the highway, sped up to 70 MPH by itself. He had it towed home. It only happened once and has not had a problem since. The check enine light has been on for some time with code 436, so I dont think tha... Trouble codes: 436 (rear o2 sensor)
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Misfire VIN: TV1CZ91H54
new customer, routine maintenance job. Spark plugs, oil change, cabin filter, coolant drain and fill, torque mount. Customer supplied Autolite spark plugs Double platinum and cabin filter. I supplied Volvo coolant, oil/filter and mount. After repairs I let it ...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 BMW 525i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADT4346I
Thanks to all that helped out on this one.I thought i closed the tech help but guess i didnt.The mass air flow fixed most of the problems with the car.Though it still needs the breather and hoses under the intake it runs good enough for the customer for now.Th... Trouble codes: 146 (code 146 in egs computer that reads not define codeon i pro scan too), 50 (in egs computer).
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L coolant VIN: VDBHA22E7T
Thanks for the advice ; all 7 replies recommended replacing head gasket. Customer decliened repair.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz A160 1.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: WDB1680332
Yes this car needed a "ringgear adaption". The procedure is as follows:Clear fault codes.Then drive in 3rd gear bring engine speed to above 3500rpm,then do "overrun"(foot of throttle) till eng speed is less then 1200rpm.We tried this several times but it wou... Trouble codes: 0300, 03 (failure for cyl 2 3 detected), 0335, 04 (Adaption for crankshaft sensor whl.).
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WDBUF65J03
Hi group, after using factory Mercedes Scanner, find out it needs a new SAM module, customer declined the repair at this time. thanks for all help. Thank you Roobi
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2004 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L clutch VIN: ZAMBC38A34
Thanks to all who replied...The common opinion here is the noise is likely coming from a worn clutch. Evidently the clutches are only good for 20-40k miles. A special tool is required to measure clutch set up and wear. We referred the customer to the dealer...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Convertible Top VIN: WPOCA2986X
I would like to say "THANK YOU" to everyone that helped me on this troublesome Porsche. I installed a "NEW" emergency brake switch (which has been updated) and a "NEW" Double Relay and now this Porsches convertible top works like a dream. I really can not expl...
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1997 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DF58V8V
Thanks for all the replies its good to get some confirmation on vehocles you dont see alot when your service info leaves you hanging.The fuel pump on these does not power up with every key on cycle based on the responses and my test info I went ahead and repl... Trouble codes: P1614.
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1998 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L master cylinder VIN: WVWMA63BXW
I guess I should have checked the customers work a little closer right from the start. On the front inner brake pads there are three sheet metal clips that hold the pads tight to the piston. He got one of them on the outside of the piston which put it between ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSC29M61
Scott and John nailed it. The diaphragm of the turbo bypass valve was shot. Thanks to all who helped. Good job! Trouble codes: P0411 (16795 Secondary air injection incorrect flow detected), P1557 (17965 Turbo overboost condition control limit exceeded), P1297 (17705 Connection charger to throttle valve pressure dropped sporadic).
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L coding module VIN: WV2KB47053
Thanks for all your help, I had to resort to the dealer on this one. Maybe wrong login or dealer code? The dealer recoded the ABS module and set the steering angle sensor. Thanks again for your help, iAtn is a great resource!
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L Starter VIN: WVWVE63BX4
Sorry about the delay. We originally had this car for a week waiting for a new starter from Volkswagon. When that didn't fix it we decided that we would send the car to the dealer. The dealer ended up putting a new starter in it. I guess we had a defective sta...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS97DX1
thankyou to all that repied this is a very intermitten problem that has not reoccurred. cust took vehicle and will let us know when problem reoccures. thanks agian for the info. Trouble codes: P0011, P0300.
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, stalls hot no spark VIN: YV1TS94D11
thank you for your responces, upon inspection of the engine control unit, found the purple slides had been damaged from previous service and the control unit was not completely plugged in. this cause a poor connection hot or if you wiggled the unit. thanks aga...
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