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2002 Audi A4 1.8L No Start, Stall VIN: WAUDC68D01
This Audi is starting to drive me insane: Car runs fine, if it fires up--multiple times it will just crank and crank but will not run. Car has had a CEL light for some time indicating rich running, however the no run symptom has started up just recently. One o...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L unknown VIN: WBACC9323W
Good customer, car always kept in great shape. Drove in with a hellacious noise coming from the engine. Almost sounds like a broken timing chain guide or rail. But noise is loudest at the bell housing area. Almost as if the starter is staying engaged, or somet...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Throttle body VIN: WBACD4321W
I also found several o2 sensor codes that I do not remember but I will update this post tomorrow.
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2002 BMW 318i 1.9L abs module VIN: WBAAZ72070
Hi There This BMW has the abs warning light on in the instrument cluster. Retrieved fault codes,5DF4 system voltage (9 volts. 5DF5 internal fault control module. Cleared fault codes,cycle ignition off,on and fault 5DF5 comes back. Its seems to me a new contr...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Red brake light on VIN: SALME11434
Hello and Help from Range Rover gurus. I have this Range Rover which we just installed New OE Rover pads and rotors on all the way around, also new wear sensors. But the red brake light is staying on. Not the ABS light, Not the parking brake light, No lights f...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S320 SWB 3.2L Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBGA32G1X
car runs unstable at icle specially when hot cyl nu 5 an6 do not run ok and 4 also in smoth running in scan number over 3.5 and the adap over 10. found spark plug cyl 1,2,3 slighly black and cyl 4,5,6 closer to white, there is no vacuum leak, could it be the v... Trouble codes: P0306, 05, 04 (missing on cyl 5 and 6 and 4)
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Windows,locks,interior lights VIN: WVWMA63B1X
Hello Volkswagon Gurus! We have this passat here with inoperative power windows, door locks and interior lights. We've already found the water intrusion on drivers floor and repaired several corroded and broken splices, opened the harness either direction for ...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Instrument cluster VIN: YV1TS94D4Y
The cluster doesn't display any thing. We feel like have narrowed it down to a failed cluster board, unless anyone has other suggestions. we have several guestions about replacement. Can a used one be installed and reprogramed? Or are they permanently married ...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: YV1VS2557Y
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We have a 2000 Volvo S40 with a brake problem I've never seen before. After sitting for a few hours (all day or overnight, not just an hour or two), the brake pedal will go to the floor until you pump it up. Once ...
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2003 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1RS61T63
Hello Everyone, I have this Volvo in here and I have read the posts, but have found none that have the P0172 code only. This car will randomly but often stall when coming to a stop or slowing down for a slow turn, like going into a drive way or parking lot. So... Trouble codes: P0172 (ECM-250A - Long Term Fuel Trim - Upper Limit)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L leak VIN: WBAHD632XR
thanks a lot. thanks william and rick. i found the bulletin that applied to this problem. in alldata, the bulletin is "240594 09/01/1997 A/T - Pendulum Shifts, Delay Gear Engagement, Case Leak". i didn't finish reading the line because the first several...
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1996 BMW 328i 2.8L overheat VIN: WBABK7321T
after reading all of the replies we decided to use the air lift to refill coolent after draining all the coolent again and it did the trick thanks to all who helped us glad it was just an air pocket and not the headgasket.
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L starter motor VIN: WBACC0329V
Thanks to everyone who replied to my request. Once the intake was removed it wasn't that bad. The upper torxs bolt can be removed from underneith by having another person guiding the socket. Also the intake gaskets can be re-used if not damaged.The book time i...
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L door locks VIN: WDALD4325W
have replacer all three electric acturator for each door and alls ok they go bad the plastic breaks although the motor still runs there is no movement on the lock thanks all who helped
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN63403
Thanks for everyone's input on this BMW. The high trim readings were a combination of Mass air flow meter and slight intake manifold gasket leak. Once the trims were down, the cats were still throwing a cat efficiency code. We bit the bullet and bought oem cat... Trouble codes: P0420 (Cat Efficiency Bank 1), P0430.
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L srs system VIN: WBAGN63403
Okay, we were able to get one last fault code, it did come out of steering column module like some had suggested. The code was 94c1 Coding/Data error. Combined with what we have learned about this SRS system and the right side b pillar satellite sensor contr...
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1982 Fiat 124 Spider 2.0L No Start VIN: ZFAAS00B7C
Above all, thanks to everyone who replied. I went to the fuel pump and powered it uponly with the power probe and no fuel pressure at all. So I replaced it. At the same time I ordered a fuel relay as a backup but didn't install it. Not an easy part to order si...
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1991 Saab 9000 CD Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YS3CL48M9M
Thanks to all who offered their valuable SAAB knowledge to help me with this problem. The APC solenoid was stuck open allowing the waste gate to activate much sooner than the computer commanded. Since most of the air was going past the MAF sensor the computer ...
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1996 Saab 9000 CS 2.3L blower motor VIN: YS3CD68U4T
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES THE BLOWER MOTOR RESISTOR WAS BAD AND IT WORKS BY SUPPLYING THE GROUND TO COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT WE INSTALLED A NEW RESISTOR AND ALL IS WELL.
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L ignition VIN: YS3EF48Z51
THANKS TO ALL THE REPLIES.WE DID FIND WATER IN THE CAR AND THE TWICE MODULE IS WET.WAITING FOR CUSTOMER TO REPLY.. THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L sets code VIN: 3VWSP69M52
thanks guys to everybody that took their time to reply, everybody pointed me in the right direction. Special thanks to Rich from Illinois and Adam from Colorado with a very specific procedure on setting the timing with the vag com. second box was at 38 with fu... Trouble codes: 17656 (injection start control limit value difference p12 48 intermittent).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L Central locking VIN: WVGEM67LX4
We were thinking that the battery was going dead because the alarm was whacky because after charging it, it tested good. But after we put a new battery in evrything started working except for the button on the door thing. The customer says that the buttons on ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Intermittent MIL VIN: 3VWSA69MO5
Good Afternoon, First off, many thanks to the members who took the time to respond to my help request. You folks are the best and taking the time out of your busy day to help someone speaks volumes about your character. The general consensus was that we ... Trouble codes: P00, 068 (MAP/MAF - Throttle position correlation).
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1996 Volvo 850 R 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation VIN: YV1LW5824T
thanks for reply. alot of guys said to check breather box and oil intake. breather box is not clogged but we did find oil in the intake and weep hole at bottom of the intercooler.believe it or this vehicle was just sold and has warranty on it and turbo is not ...
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2001 Volvo S60 2.4L abs module VIN: YV1RS61R21
Thank you all for al your replies. Special thanks to Adam Garberg. He said he worked at dealer and had to replace the pump motor once. I ordered a used pump motor. When it came in I took the top off of the motor to see what was inside. It was just an armature ...
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