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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Exhaust VIN: WAUED24B2Y
I have a very high amount of oil in the exhaust system and was wondering if there is a recommended procedure for clearing it out and should I worry about the catalytic converters or just replace them now.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Release Bearing VIN: WAUDC68D51
Hey Audi folks, I'm wondering if anyone has run across this issue before. The customer brought me the vehicle requesting a clutch replacement due to a noise. The noise occured only when hot. We never actually heard the noise initially, but the customer reques...
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2001 Audi S4 Avant 2.7L check engine light VIN: WAURD68D61
The check engine light will not come on. I can turn the light on using output tests with VAS5052, in the cluster. The cluster is coded correctly. Am I looking at a cluster or ECM problem? There is not a specific wire for the check engine light, the signal is s...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Calipers VIN: WAUDG74F15
Hello there I have a really stupid question. I went to do rear brakes on this car and found it has an electric e-brake. Cannot seem to compress the caliper. Looked at Mitchell and it did not have any info on it. I've called some other shop owners around here a...
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1992 BMW 850i 5.0L loss of power VIN: WBAEG2316N
Vehicle will loose one bank after driving short time. On-board computer is seeing loss of ignition to left bank, and shuts down that side. If you release throttle and then accelerate, seems to reset and run on all cylinders for short time, then goes to right b...
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1999 BMW 323i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3339X
this car was work on by another car lot , they installed new intake and plugs , the car has over 11 codes at first the ones came back i show,the car has a very rough and bad idle at cold , once warmed up runs better once in a while it will miss fire , i think ... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173, P0300, P1250
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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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2004 BMW 325xi 2.5L air temp VIN: WBAEU33484
Hello there I seem to be atracting the euro cars today. I'm not real familiar with the BMW but I have looked at this thing and just scratch my head. When the a/c is on it only blows cold air on the drivers half of dash and on the passenger side it only blows o...
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L power window VIN: WBAVB13506
CAR CAME IN CANNOT OPERATE POWER WINDOWS FROM MAIN SWITCH R/F WINDOW WORKS FROM R/F SWITCH ONLY, CAN OPERATE WINDOWS WITH AUTO LOGIC SCANNER TOOL ALSO SEES MAIN WINDOW SWITCH OPERATION BUT WINDOWS INOP, POWER MIRRORS INOP ALSO SCANNED AND FOUND CODES 9CCF COMM...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L will not shift past second gear VIN: WDBJF55F9V
Gentleman I do not have a scanner for this Mercedes, the vehicle will only shift to second gear, regardless of road speed or manually shifting the shifter. reverse works fine the speedometer is functionong properly... electonic malfunction light is on the dash...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L alignment VIN: WDBJF65J62
The alignment procedure for this car requires the use of an inclinometer(special tool from mercedes) to measure the ride hight, to get specs for alignment angles. dose anyone know of any way around this? Any help would be great.Thanks.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRC29M6Y
This car was here approx 4 weeks ago with a lean code and no driveability symptoms. We replaced the MAF sensor and sent the customer on her way. Customer went to North Carolina and back with no issue. Last week the light came back on with the following codes: ... Trouble codes: 16518 (Bank 1 Sensor 1 No Activity PO134), 16555 (Bank 1 Lean PO171), 16684 (Misfire Detected PO300), 16686 (Cylinder 2 Misfire PO302)
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L epc lamp on. lack of VIN: 3VWSE69M62
car came in for no idle, found two coils bad. after replacing bad coils, the car idles normal,but no response when snap the throttle. seems like no comunication with computer. codes are no description. may need to reflash the ecu. any help is appreciated./char... Trouble codes: 1861 (unknown), 1780 (unknown)
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Electronic VIN: WVWD63BX3E
vw codes 17095 trans temp fluid sensor range 18262 Engine/trans data bus fault Engine shows trans bus fault as well as the IPC, and ABS there is water on the floor harness is wet but the module seems 100% dry. just a little reluctant on the $1000 module when i...
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1991 Volvo 740 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, won't idle VIN: YV1FA8749M
Well we have a good one, I have read through pretty much all the database here with no real help from what I can read. we have a 740 turbo that will not idle. among other issues is there any way to manually retrieve codes because check engine light is on. chec...
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1993 Volvo 940 2.3L hard start VIN: YVIJWSS03P
we have this 940 in and recently replace fuel pump and filter for a no start. now it has a long crank time and fuel pressure drops to 0 immediately on turning the key off. key must be cycled about 3 times before fuel pressure comes up. pulled injectors to chec...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Mechanical VIN: YV1SZ58K71
Hey Volvo techs, this more of a technical question. Does a Cylinder head from a B5234T engine fit onto a B5244T engine. The client has melted the cylinder head & apart from buying a new cylinder head from volvo ($2800), the only used cylinder head I can find i...
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2006 Audi A4 Cabriolet 1.8L convertible top VIN: WAUAC4848H
Vehicle fixed - Replaced hydraulic cylinder for convertible rear deck lid/top. Noted a slight hitch in top and a click in hydraulic cylinder watching operation of lid. Exchanged this part with donor vehicle and problem transferred with the part. Unable to e...
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJKX624XW
We had a hard time beliving that a trans on the Jag would go thus far, with only 77K, however ruled out that trans was bad, awaiting customer approval for a fix, priced one from ZF outlet. The ZF outlet price is much much better then Jasper. This trans should ... Trouble codes: P1000, P1722.
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1996 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF55F1T
Vehicle owner has been out of town for several weeks with this car. I'm confident that when he returns the vehicle to us for repair we will find the egr tube to the intake and/or the intake connection restriced. Almost all of the 14 replies agreed on the fix... Trouble codes: P0400.
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 Guard 5.0L ride control VIN: WDBNG75J1Y
APPARENTLY THE ONLY REPAIR THAT CAN BE PERFORMED ON THESE AIR SHOCKS IS JUST THE AIR FITTING ON THE TOP OF THE STRUT, WHICH CAN BE REPLACED. UNFOUTUNATELY THAT WAS NOT WHERE OUR LEAK WAS, WHEN WE REMOVED THE STRUT WE COULD SEE A TEAR IN THE AIR BLADDER, NO ONE...
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2002 Other European spyder 4.2L Rotors / Pads VIN: ZAMBB18AX2
Thanks for all the repies. I know this stuff takes extra time from your lives. We were unable to repair this car for the customer. He took it to a "racing" friend who might know how to repair it without replacing the parts. I don't think he will have any luck ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWDD21C01
I am going to close this because the vehicle is at college and will be back later.I am going to install NGK spark when it returns. These spark plugs are EXPENSIVE too.
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L comfort control module VIN: WVWPD63B84
A comfort control module solved the parasitic drain problem. Reprogramming the keys per the manual fixed the inop key fobs. Obviously I had erroneous info on having to reprogram or handshake the ccm with vagcom. Thanks for the info
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRF71K86
The majority said that it was the purge valve stuck open. It did not seem to be when I checked it. I replaced it anyway and so far so good. No complaints from owner. Thanks once again guys. Trouble codes: P0441.
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1990 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8958L
The problem turned out to be the radio noise suppressor relay. I switched it with the cooling fan relay and it started. Also found the wire terminals loose on the relay pins and looked like they had been overheated from a bad connection. Thank you very much!
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