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1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2L engine VIN: WAUBD0852G
This Audi will start and run for about 4 seconds then shut down-with little or no throttle response. After starting it 3 times it will then NOT start and run at all for a few minutes. It has spark and fuel to the fuel distribution unit- I am not sure if it has...
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2002 Audi A4 1.8L immobilizer VIN: WAULC68E52
Audi's Gurus , After replacing the new instrument cluster , the immobilizer symbol is flashing in the new instrument cluster as us for the 7-digit SKC (secret key code) ,which can only create by the Audi dealer. We call the dealer ,where we bought this from an...
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1994 BMW 325i 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WBABJ5327R
we are going to school on this older e36. Customer complained that idle would fall apart and car would die especially on decel - he also admitted he had taken the car to a detail shop and they had washed it "REAL GOOD" After the car wash the car would not star... Trouble codes: 025 (19 ign cyl 1), 023 (17 ign cyl 4), 050 (18 ign cyl 6), 051 (33 ign cyl 2), 015 (0f ign circuit monitoring), 052 (34 ign cyl 3)
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Electronic VIN: WBAGJ8323V
we have a 1997 740IL with low mileage (47,000 miles) car came in with check engine light and transfailure warning lights on. read the diagnostics with autologic scan tool. code present: 236 CAN interface timeout, electronic gearbox control. (EGS) clear code. r...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L blue tooth VIN: WBAEW53493
i'm looking for info about adding a blue tooth kit to this vehicle. this vehicle has the button on the steering wheel and speaker already. i pulled sa info, vehicle equiped with sa 640 phone prep. i have the autologic scanner and called tech help.i was told i ...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Starting VIN: WBAVB13586
hello BMW techs, vehicle came to us on hook. customer reported that vehicle has been starting slow lately (meaning cranking slow a few times and then firing up) Now vehicle does nothing. Push key into dash, then push the start button, dash indicators turn on, ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality
This baby flys!However,it idles like crap.The front o2 sensors read a little lean,short trims hover around 0+-2%.Rear o2 sensors steady @.800-.900.Long trims @ 14-16%.Off idle,rear o2s start acting normal,trims drop to reasonable levels.Coolant sensor reads no...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo .8L no power VIN: WMEAJ00F86
Hello group, I have this lovely NAPA smart fortwo delivery vehicle today that has absolutely no power, not that there is lots when it is running well either. However, I do need to get it some more power than it has. I have scanned it for codes and come up wit... Trouble codes: P0380 (Glow plug heater circuit), P0402 (EGR Flow excessive detected)
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1998 Saab 900 S Turbo 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DD38N9W
saab experts, we need your help. we scanned with a tech 2 with saab software. tech 2 only communicates with the transmission computer. message -- unable to communicate with the dice module. also, the speedometer doesn't work. check engine light on. srs is on ....
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M82
this car came to us with the check engine light on. code #16804 (p0420) catalyst system efficiency below threshold, bank 1. this car has had the converter replaced by volkswagen in june of 2007. there are no other codes. the tune up componants are new & the ca... Trouble codes: P0420 (catalyst system efficiency below threshold bank 1)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L starting VIN: J02W463173
wont start cold unless ect is unplugged when cold. after warm up starts fine. needle lift vavle good,cold start injector ohms good, bled fuel lines from inj pump, new glow plugs and glowplug trigger(under wiper motor)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine VIN: WAUED64B31
I checked over all possibilities that everyone suggested and I believe the only possibility for this leak at this point is the rear main flange cover. The customer does not want to spend the money to pull the trans. we added stop leak tablets for now and he wi...
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L headlamp level VIN: WAUYP54B11
Thanks to all who posted. Replaced left headlamp adjusting motor, headlamp malfunction light & code cleared. Apparently if one of the motors fails, you cannot communicate with the other. Next time, we will go with the malfunction code instead of second gues...
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1991 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD2319L
O2 sensor control indicates the air/fuel mixture is off. I checked for leaks and didnít find any. I replaced the Engine temp sensor resealed the intake and oil tube and engine runs much much better. The oil getting sucked up into the intake and throttle body w... Trouble codes: 10 (O2 sensor control).
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L steering rack VIN: WBADD6323V
MOST OF THE REPLIES SAID TO REPLACE THE FLUID RESEVOIR. THIS PART HAS A FILTER BUILT INTO IT THAT YOU CANNOT SERVICE. NOW THE CAR IS MUCH QUITER. IT WAS ALSO MENTIONED TO REPLACE A HOLLOW BOLT BANJO FITTING THAT HOLDS THE PRESSURE LINE TO THE RACK, THE NEW BOL...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADM6339X
WE REPLACED THE THROTLE BODY, AND WE REPLACED THE OIL SEPERATOR( CRANKCASE VENT VALVE) BECAUSE THE PROBLEM STARTED ON A VERY COLD MORNING. THE VENT VALVE ,LOCATED UNDER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD MAY HAVE BEEN FREZZING UP. BMW SELLA A COLD CLIMATE VALVE THAT IS COVER...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339X
thanks for all your help, custmer declined any further diagnosis time. I concluded that intake manifold might be leaking somewhere underneath and that it probably needs replacement after so much backfires it recieved. I am going to invest in a smoke mashine. Trouble codes: P1188, P1189, P0300.
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L no acceleration VIN: WBAAM3335Y
This car needs an ecu.I tried a known good ecu and of course the car wont start and sets an immobilizer code instantly but the eml and traction control codes are gone,I had a wreck here,I took the ecu,ews module and key,installed them in this car and did thro...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L ps pump fan VIN: WMWRC33432
WE HAVE SEEN THE TSB, BUT IN THE END IT TURNED OUT TO BE OUR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE ON HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS, AND WE WERE CHASING A GHOST. AFTER WE LEARNED HOW THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO WORK, WE REALIZED THE PS FAN IS ONLY COMMANDED ON DURING HIGH SPEED RAD FAN OPE...
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2004 Other European Arnage T 6.75L service message VIN: SCBLF34F85
This vehicle is fixed.Thanks to Peter and Ken. Peter's method didn't work on this car but Ken's did. IGN ON PRESS& HOLD TRIP & CANCEL FOR 10 SECS SCREEN SHOULD GO BLANK PRESS AGAIN FOR TEN SECS SCREEN SHOULD GO BLANK PRESS TRIP & SCROLL TO SERVICE RE...
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1983 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L camshafts VIN: WPOEA0918D
Thanks to all for the FAST responses. I recieved recomendations for the valve to piston clearance of .040" to .100". Half of the responses said to stay with the stock cams(which is what I wanted to do in the first place). I was reminded of the poor drivability...
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2005 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L xenon lights VIN: YS3EH45G35
removed conector to front level sensor and found corrosion on terminals replaced with new level sensor cleard codes lights working ok after repair.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSG29M91
Thanks for the suggestions, we sent the original ecm to get rebuilt or fixed, the board was bad so they sent us a replacement rebuild. That one acted the same, would start and stop and couldnt get it to make the car run. Towed it to VW dealer, they replaced wi... Trouble codes: P1579 (Imobalizer).
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L long crank VIN: 9BWGB21J92
Thank you for your replies, I checked for coolant migration, triple checked the timing (at the flywheel), pinned out the ecu and checked every wire to make sure none were crossed. I came to the conclusion that either the ecu or the new cam sensor was bad. Repl... Trouble codes: P1338.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Unknown VIN: WVWYH63B04
Thanks to the 4 gentlemen that took the time to reply. The transmission will come out on Monday. Most likely a cracked flex plate. I will update this post after the job is done. Thanks Again, Frank
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L tpms VIN: 3VWST81K36
Thanks for all the responses. Unfortunately, the customer has been out of the country for the last few weeks and have not had the opportunity to revisit this poblem. Here's what we do know. The tire size is correct and all 5 TPMS sensors are monitoring....
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