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1999 Audi A4 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUZZZ8DZY
Hi guys and thanks in advance, we currently have this Audi A4 in at the minute, we replaced the timing belt recently and ever since the customer has comlained of a lack of power, the vehicle is flat and then has what can only be descibed as a lean burn missfir... Trouble codes: 4474 (02 sensor heater circuit), 4604 (intake manifold valve open circuit)
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Windows, sunroof,door locks, interior lights VIN: WAULD64B04
Car was brought in for no power windows, sunroof, locks or interior lights...cust. says all happened at once...worked one day and not the next morning...checked w/ vag.com... code 01570 keeps recurring in central locking module...pulled seats and carpet to che...
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUPL68E05
This car has a coolant leak behind the water pump and below the A/C compressor from the side of the block. (The water pump is on the lower left side of the engine.) It is leaking from the seal between the guide plate and engine block. The guide plate is what h...
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2001 BMW 325Ci 2.5L power window drivers front VIN: WBABN33X1J
Hello to all of you bmw guys. This car came into the shop with the complaint that the window would not wind up. I cold hear the motor wanting to work and tested for power to the motor and it was ok.the customer had already replaced the regulator so i took the ...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L oil pressure VIN: WBABS33462
Car came in with oil pressure light flickering (red light) Changed oil and filter. Red oil light still comes on at idle when warm. Manual pressure readings show 15psi at idle when warm. Spec is 0.5 bar (about 7.23 psi) so I am way above spec and cant figure ou...
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2003 BMW 330xi 3.0L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAEW53443
oil light flickers on @ hard stops when warm oil pressure is at the minimum at idle (7psi) when this occurs we replaced a leaking oil pressure switch & that is when the poop hit the fan & problem started - we have since replaced the switch twice with an OE BM...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 3.6L abs VIN: SAJHV1646J
This Jag has warning messages stating "brake pressure low" and "circuit 1 failure." The green resevoir was low so we filled it but the messages are still there. We've dealt with these before and I know we are probably dealing with a bad accumulator or presur...
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1991 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJKY174XM
car came in for a no start after for a few days of sitting checked draw on battery 70 ma turned on head lights and blower fan to load barrery down to check alt diode starter then just had rapid clicking then dash lights went out no crank no dash lights windows...
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW16443
Greetings, Looking for some input on this Disco. We have Autologic and when scanned get only the fault description shown above, no P-code, no L/R code, just the description. I have also posted on Autologic technical forum. The customer wants the car fixed so I...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SEL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBGA51E3N
Hey MB gurus i need some help on 1992 500sel.The car is going into limp home mode and when i scan it i get code number 10 for the throttle body and code 22 for a 02 sensor.Im suspecting the throttle body is bad but i am also concerned with the wiring harness a... Trouble codes: 10 (22 -), 22
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 400SE 4.2L blower motor VIN: WDBGA42E5N
Blower motor just stopped blowing at any speed. Later just going down the freeway it started blowing at full speed, unable to turn it down to slower speed. When I turned off the car later, the fan continued to run even with the key off. Had to disconnect the b...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65J8Y
veh came in with complaint of misfire, followed by rough idle. Short test showed 4,5,6, cyl (all on left, drivers side bank) misfiring and cutting off fuel,also had current code for L/FR o2 sensor. Replaced o2 sensor as first step. Test drive revealed that und... Trouble codes: P0150, P0153, P0304, P0305, P0306
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Head Gasket VIN: WDBRN47J92
This 2.3 engine has a coolant leak from the right rear corner of cyl. head. We have never had a head off a 2.3 before. Looking for some direction before we decide to take this head gasket job. Thanks for any help.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L camshaft VIN: 4JGBB86E96
Hey fellow techs, I've got an 06 ML350, 164 chassis that came in with check engine light on. scan showed that bank one cams were having to constantly be readjusted. BOTH cams. so my thought was it indeed had a base timing problem, but talked to a friend at the...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRH335X5
Mini experts please help! This is a new customer who came in for a simple no start, bad battery. She also noted that the service engine soon light was on. I scanned the ecm and found code p2096 post catalyst fuel mixture too lean. After clearing the code it re... Trouble codes: P2096
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1979 Other European Corniche 6.7L Blower, compressor
This Rolls Royce Corniche, serial #[...], has automatic climate control problem. With key On, engine OFF, both heater blowers work fine and compressor clutch is on. When engine is started, the blowers and compressor come off after couple seconds of running....
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2004 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L breaking turbo shaft VIN: YS3FD49Y44
ok saab guys cust brought in this one after replacing the turbo twice with used turbos. neither one lasted a week. i thought maybe he didnt clean out the system and left some shrapnel in the hoses.i removed the complete turbo system and cleaned out throughly. ...
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L temp gauge VIN: YS3FB45S65
hi, got this saab 93 that the temp gauge was broken got cluster from saab dealer they asked for vin and milage put it in milage was wrong,started car it ran for 2 seconds and died. wont turn over dash lights come on every thing lights up as it should.put old c...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWCD21C2Y
Odd VW... Sitting at Idle, Hot in gear with a/c on idle begins to drop, try to give it some gas & NO response !!! Only happens when hot. This one has no codes. With Modis connected I can see the throttle pedal working (in %) but but nothing happens on motor si...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTE29M8Y
I replaced the MAF this one I tested with vagcom, test good I check all the previous help on iatn. No snow screen in this car. I recorded the data with vagcom and see no data out of range. dove with ignition scope and see no misfire, added propane and no chang... Trouble codes: P1755
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, sluggish VIN: 3VWSP29M31
Had posted this previously, and thought that the glow plug relay had fixed it. Before the I put in the relay, no codes would clear, all were back instantly. Found shorted wires in N239 circuit, repaired, codes still would not clear. Tested for P1549 code only:... Trouble codes: P3105, P1619, P1549, P1441, P1252
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2.8L review mirror VIN: 2VWTH69M93
This car has a rain sensor built into the rear view mirror. The mirror fell off the windshield, and VW has a TSB to use a special urethane to re-bond the mirror instead of replacing the windshield. We followed the TSB, but the mirror cam off about 6 months lat...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWRA69M94
Vehicle arrived with a broken timing belt. Performed lengthy procedure and aligned new timing belt. #4 cylinder valves were damaged. Removed head to check and replace as needed. Reinstalled head and t-belt. Engine started and runs great. Code P0011 resets almo... Trouble codes: P0011 (Camshaft retardation adjustment spec not reached)
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 3.2L lights VIN: WV56G9D405
thanks for looking i have this touregeg that all lights flicker.disconnected alternator battery cable and flickering stopped.so i replaced 190 amp alt.thinking diode bad.car still flickering.ran voltage drop tests on power and ground less than.1 volt.wanted to...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTY194X4
The Disco is all fixed. Sorry for the late fix but i wanted to be 100%, though when i got the valves in my hand and upon a closer look at #4 exhaust valve i discovered i tiny pin hole right through it. (aint never seen anything like that before) I already kne... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire Cylinder 4).
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1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L No Start VIN: 3VWRA21G6M
THANK!!! EVERYONE I FIX A BAD GROUND FOR COMPUTER AND REPLACED ICM WITH AN OEM PART THA TAKE CARE OF IT I PUT 4 NEW ICM, ONLY ONE WORK FOR 5 SECONDS AND QUIT THANK AGAIN
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Thank you all for your input most said pump timing or related to pump problem. mark was right on with lead me in the right direction had nothing to lose so turned pump 1 tooth and then I could time it with the vag-com. tryed to start in morning and started rig... Trouble codes: 01266 (glow plug relay open or short to ground).
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1998 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Injector Pump VIN: 3VWRF81H0W
Customer did not want to spend the money to re & re pump to reseal or determine exactly what seal what was leaking. Several responses said to reseal pump or send out for rebuild. If this car comes back I will update the posting.
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