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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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2003 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, flat, no throttle VIN: WAUJC68E13
hello everyone, I have a 2003 Audi A4 4 door sedan. 1.8t, the problem that i'm encountering, is that when that i go to accellerate there is no throttle response.It's stepping on the gas pedal and nothing is happening!NO MIL LIGHT ON, checked for codes none fo...
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1994 BMW 540i 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAHE6319R
Vehicle failed emissions test. The engine idles rough and it sounds like a vacuum leak. We looked on IATN and found many references to leaky PCV systems. Then we pulled out the oil dipstick and put a finger over the tube. Sure enough, there is vacuum and the s... Trouble codes: 1221 (1213 -), 1213
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1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L control head VIN: WDBGA33G7V
After replacing evap. we could'nt get the control head to work properly. Looked on all data but their procedure dont work. If I follow their instructions I end up having no compressor or if I try something else I get those lights in the central vents( one red ...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no shift, limp mode VIN: WDBHA23EXV
Hello Euro techs, need a little help with this Mercedes. Customer brought in with a complaint of the 'engine winding out at 55 MPH' and ABS and MIL illuminated. Test drove vehicle and verefied problem. Found transmission had 2nd gear and reverse, that is all, ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L limp-in mode VIN: WDBGA43G0X
I have aquired this vehicle from another shop and it appears to have the same symptoms as before. I've tested the wiring and solenoid pack in the trans, it's all within specifications. The update kit had been installed previously. ( see mentioned post.) I've t...
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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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1990 Porsche 911 Carrera 2 3.6L No Start VIN: WPOAB2960L
good morning; car was towed in with oil leaks, and dead battery. like most 911 the customer never uses it, and has them fixed in the spring. we fixed the dead battery with new, and car started and ran fine . next we fixed several oil leaks . mostly on the timi...
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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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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L leak, injector pump VIN: 3VWSP69M33
This car has been serviced by me since March of 2007, she has had me change the fuel filter many times, I believe due to her use of biofuel. A month or two ago the car was towed in for a no-start. She told me that she had not used the car for a couple of weeks...
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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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2001 Volvo V70 T5 2.3L Mechanical VIN: YV1SW53D21
Hi all techs, we are in the process to replace engine, the original engine is 2.3 turbo ( VIN 7/8=53), and the engine available to us is 2.4 turbo ( VIN7/8=58). I wonder if it is possible to used 2.4 engine in place of 2.3 turbo and what modification needed? ,...
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1992 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L Power Steering Pump VIN: SAJMY1746N
Thanks to all who replied. It turns out the gear that came pre-installed was not installed far enough down the shaft. the drive gear must be pressed onto the shaft with approx. 2mm of the shaft protruding past the drive gear. If it is not the drive gear wil...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA43E4R
Alexander from Georgia pointed out that the fuses in the base module (N16/1) must be good to power up various other modules and suggested that the throttle motor was the next most likely issue. Frank from Nevada said "the throttle actuators are different for a... Trouble codes: 6 (dm isc-ea), 15 (dm wot), 11 (CC-ISC Fuel safety shutoff / closed throttle recognition), 14 (CC-ISC Not defined).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L unknown VIN: 4JGAB54E81
Hi everybody. thank you for all of the replies. I have been unable to come up with anything on this vehicle. I tried everything that everyone suggested and still have not fixed the problem. At this point to vehicle went home. the customer (who is a very good c...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L power windows/dome lamp VIN: 3VWCD21C7Y
I found faulty connections at what I believe to be what they call the central control and comfort module which I never saw in the wiring diagrams. This module is mounted above the steering column.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWSB61J51
thanks for all the help the car was just a pos the lady drives the crap out of it . thalked to her son he rembers driving in there vega as a kid and she would drive the car untill it would stop running because the oil pressure would get low and shut the fuel p...
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1974 Volvo 164 E 3.0L Charging VIN: 1646553125
Sorry for the delayed closing, was waiting for the customer to return. Thanks for all of the replies. After checking over most of the items mentioned, decided to get a voltage regulator from a reputable import supplier. The new regulator looked considerably di...
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