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1996 Audi A6 2.8L air bag light VIN: WAUJA84A8T
Hello everyone, I've got one that has me somewhat stumped. The customer brought it in with the air bag light on and I pulled code (with our VagCom) 01025. I removed the center console to inspect the module and wiring and did'nt find anything unusual. The code ...
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Turbo exploded VIN: WAUED24B2Y
My question is for all of you outstanding Audi techs out there. Is it completely necessary to remove the engine to replace the turbos on this vehicle? It is my mothers car and I will do whatever I need to but any advice would be helpful and appreciated.
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: WBADE5320W
This car has a distinct problem shifting into 3rd or 4th gear up or down. It doesn't grind but takes more than routine pressure to shift it. The customer drove it with a tech in the car with him and he (customer) has very little problem shifting because he see...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L valve timing VIN: WBAGH8331X
this engine was repaired by other techs,they were let go so i am trying to help the shop owner out here is the details. the cam bolts kept backing off and bending valves. it has happen 3 times. this is my 1st bmw engine major repair. i want to be sure cams are...
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2001 BMW M5 5.0L side mirrors VIN: WBSDE934X1
This vehicle has power folding side mirrors. They are supposed to rotate toward the door when the switch next to the mirror controls is pressed. Well, they retract but in opposite directions-one folds in while the other folds out. Almost like the wiring is rev...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGN63412
I have a 2002 745 that has an intermittet low inside blower fan speed issue. The car came in and yes the blower fan speed ,even on high speed, did not actually blow on high speed. According to the Autologic low battery voltage will default to a lower speed to ...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2+2 4.0L Incomplete monitors VIN: SAJNX2746T
Car came in as a crank/no start. Checked crank sensor signal and found it weak. A new sensor made it run. As long as it's here, let's do a state inspection as current one expires at end of month. It won't pass due to 3 incomplete monitors: EVAP, Oxygen sensor ...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX624XW
Hello All, Need help with this 98 Jag, customer called and told me his transmission does not shift normal from 1st to second, once on second car runds smoothing. Car came into the shop pulled codes, set in for trans fault code and P1000 ( need more input fro... Trouble codes: P1000, P1722
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2003 Jaguar S-Type R 4.2L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA03V93
Customer complains "restricted performance" light is coming on, together with MIL. All started after filling up the tank. O2 readings are in range. The car is driveable normal in all speeds, idles correctly, only under hard acceleration engine cuts out. Inerti... Trouble codes: P1338 (Fuelpump circuit low/high input), P1582 (Flight recorder data is stored)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S600 6.0L Stereo System VIN: WDBGA57G8W
Hi Im trying to diagnose a popping/buzzing noise coming out of the rear speakers on this Benz. There is no sound coming out of the two rear door speakers and all other speakers work as they are supposed to. Occasionally the rear door speakers will start buzzin...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L cluster VIN: WDBNF70J21
when i start the car it shows in the dash a red steering and it says do not drive entry position all codes erase no codes come back tried taking easy entry off same thing any ideas normalised drivers seat on all mouvements with das scanner same thing
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG 5.5L Park Safety Lock VIN: 4JGAB74E71
Vehicle was towed in with no shift out of Park. Either a mechanical or electrical issue. I am testing and found several possible causes. What I need to know is whether it is possible to manually override the park lock so I can move the vehicle around the shop ...
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1965 Porsche 911 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 0000301599
customer brought in with aftermarket ignition which he could not get to work. wanted to go back to standard point ignition. got to run but can not find specs for timing, dwell and idle. thanks to anyone who responds. keith
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: YS3EF48Z91
This is a new one on me. 2 brand new DIs, dies, sometimes restarts, sometimes no start. broke out B2 DI, voltage across power and ground goes as low as 7.6v, will sometimes vary when wiring harness is wiggled. actual voltage with battery ground is good, groun... Trouble codes: P1320 (Ignition discharge module not powered Bank 2)
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DF75K42
This is my wifes car. She drives a 100 miles a day. She drives one hour and the car sits for one hour and then will not start. If it sits for a while longer it will start. I duplicated it once and had a fuel pressure gauge on it when it happened. Good fuel pre...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Power steering VIN: WVWAA63B3X
This one is really beating us up so any help would be greatly appreciated. The original problem with this vehicle was no power steering at all. We originally changed the pump with an A1 Cardone rebuilt pump. All worked well for one week. Then power steering w...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio GLS 2.0L transmitter programming VIN: 3VWDB61E1X
This car is equipped with high security keys and the keyless entry remote is shaped like a key and is seperate from the vehicle key. It is not a fold out or flip key and the keyless entry transmitter is not in the key head either it is compleltely seperate. Cu...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L power windows/dome lamp VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
I have a 2000 Beetle with power windows inoperative from the window switches and the dome lamps and reading lamps inoperative when door opens. The door lamps work properly with door opening and closing. I have replaced the window motors/door modules and tried ...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Dashboard VIN: WVWMA6336X
Car came in with complaint of a/c blowing warm. A/C compressor wouldn't build up any pressure so we replaced: A/C Compressor, Dryer and expansion valve. Charged system and a/c blows nice and cold. Car came back the next day with an intermittant vibration comi...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L windshield wipers VIN: 3VWDC21V32
The wipers work on low and high, but not on intermittant. They will not go to park position when turned off. Mitchell On Demand is no help, their wiring diagram does not match the car's wiring. Does anyone have a way to test the switch and/or motor? The relay ...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSR69M64
PLEASE HELP!!! Nightmare VW!!! This vehicle was originally serviced for a timing belt by another tech. Long story short, engine mount bolts broke, customer kept on driving and eventually the timing belt snapped. Original tech replaced cylinder head and could n... Trouble codes: P0101 (mass air flow circuit range/performance)
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1KW9614S
This car dies while underway at freeway speeds and slower around town traffic.Coast to the curb and then it will restart sometimes after a few cranks ,other times fires right back up 1st try. Check engine light usually comes up with 113 bank 1 and 115 bank 2 i... Trouble codes: 113 (check fuel injectors), 115 (check fuel injectors)
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2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS56D2Y
THIS CAR CAME IN RUNNING BAD AND SURGING. WE NOTICED FUEL TRIM WAS HIGH LONG TERM +19% AND SHORT TERM +24%. WE SMOKE TESTED INTAKE SYSTEM AND FOUND NO VACUMME LEAKS TWICE. VERIFIED GOOD SWITCHING OF THE OXYGEN SENSOR WHEN CAR RAN NORMALLY. (WILL GET TO THAT). ... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich mix bank 1)
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS90DXY
I need help with a wiring diag and a description of how the system works. Alldata and mitchel shows differant schematics and neither match the car. Trouble codes: P0455, P0245
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS90D21
Hey Gang, This S80 T6 starts fine cold but requires excessive cranking for hot restart. No codes are registered. We managed to sneak a "NOID" light onto one of the injectors connectors and there is no injection dwell during the no start/crank mode. Once the l...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L compressor VIN: WBADE5324V
The problem with this car was the control head. Rolf was right on with his suggestions to replace ambient temp sensor and then go to the control head. I was obviously not clear in my request in that I was hoping to get some information on the codes but eviden...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3338Y
you guys are great thanx for you help. well is FIX, from the begining the custormer lie to us he said the vehicle was runing great then out of the blue it started acting up well it was a BOLD lie. I remove the valve cover to inspect the chain and cam adjusmen... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor inlet), 65 (camshaft position sensor inlet).
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5UXFB33563
Thank you all for the fast responses. Looks like the job can be done without removing the intake, but the general consensus is that it's better to remove it. The X5 is a bit more difficult than the cars so to be safe, we're going to go the more thorough route ...
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 190D 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WDBDB26D86
OK folks, we are convinced that the compression being too low is the root of the problem. We have contacted the customer to inform him it is either a used engine replacement or a rebuild on this engine to take care of the non start when cold. At this time we a...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L Bent Valves...Again VIN: 9BWDE61J12
Thanks to everyone who replied. I was literally staring this one in the face. After I pulled the cylinder head I was bouncing ideas off a co-worker here. I was showing him the timing marks lined up for cyl 1 TDC and when my mark lined up cyl 1 was about hal...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L EPC light VIN: 3VWCB21C52
I got some good replies. Most said the brake light switch, and possibly the clutch switch. I called the VW dealer and they don't stock the clutch switch, but have plenty of the brake switch, so I went with the brake light switch, and it is good. I road teste...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L stays in third gear ( limp mode) VIN: 3VWSK69M01
Well guy's this morning after coming to the conclution that Mitchell's wiring were wrong. I decided to trow in a used TCM. Everything works now, so thank you all for all you help.
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5572W
This one is fixed. A new camshaft position sensor got the car running. We also installed a new crankshaft position sensor due to the high mileage on the vehicle. Our mistake was testing for power at the cam sensor with the harness unplugged and with a test ... Trouble codes: P0340.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L battery VIN: YV1TS94D9Y
Thanks too all that responded. we ent the car to the dlr yesterday @ noon thet responded to us by 5 that a softare update was need for multiple systems to correct the draw
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2003 Volvo V40 1.9L p0740.p0335 VIN: YV1VW27573
We installed another used transmission. This time no problems. The problem was in the transmission all along which made sense because of the change in symptoms from the original trans. I still do not understand why someone would choose a used trans in an 2003...
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