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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Starting VIN: WAUDT74F65
Hello everyone. This vehicle will be hard to start. If you you use the start button it will crank a number of times but will not start. If you hold the key in the crank or start position it will crank a number of extra times and then start. One time it crank a...
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1992 BMW 325i 2.5L headgasket VIN: WBABB2312N
Hello, I posted This same Car with a head gasket leaking oil. I installed A factory gasket and new head bolts which was suggested. We finished the car sat I drove it 50 miles and customer picked It up that day.Well Got A call this Am and said he had to add c...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Climate control VIN: WBAEV33433
All help is appreciated in advance fellow iatn's. This vehicle came in with complaint of intermittant center vents blowing warm air & outer vents blowing cool. We didn't experience the problem, but I understood the customer wasn't blowing smoke. We scanned the...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L unknown VIN: WBAAX13463
Hello BMW Techs Customer stated that the A/C system will blow warm air, intermittently, specifically when the weather is warm, this will last 5 to 10 minutes, thereafter will be blowing cold air again, we replaced the outside temperature sensor, but it happene...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300E 2.6 2.6L lost poweron highway VIN: WDBEA26D6M
Hi, IATN. Aged MB towed in, died twice at high speed (lost power, told to check/replace trans)Owner is a soldier. It starts and runs, throttle response a little flat but will run at highway speed for me over a nearby mountain several times.Checked and erased a... Trouble codes: 7 (rpm signal), 9 (eha current implausible), 10 (idle speed contact implausible), 11 (air inj implausible), 16 (EGR SWITCHOVER IMPLAUSIBLE27- data exchange cis-e and ign. control defective), 17 (o2 shorted or grounded 18-idle speed current implausible)
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF65F1W
hi all and thanx for reading my post. as stated in repair history this car had induction service preformed at another shop. after service customer brought car to me with mil on. foung p0170 and p0173 lean codes. replaced maf sensor and lean codes have not come... Trouble codes: P0105
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L power steering VIN: WDBLJ65G4X
This seems like a straight forward problem with the power steering gear but I would like a little confirmation of my diagnosis as the repair is fairly expensive. When stopped the steering wheel is difficult to turn to the right, as if the power steering assis...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L Starter VIN: WDBLJ65G71
This clk320 is my own car which we keep in Fla.I am normally in Ct.Last time I was there I had a problem with the starter staying engaged intermittantly.I mean key in hand and it was still going.I have not been back in 2 months and I did not have time the last...
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1985 Porsche 944 2.5L vents VIN: WP0AA0947F
Ok guys here it goes. This vehicle sat for 12 years (no lie). I got it running with a little work and the owner wants the ac to work. The system was empty so I recharged it after it held a vacuum for 1 hour. Fuse was blown so I put one in. Ac comes on but not ...
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2000 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, ONLY FIRST COLD STAR VIN: WPOCA2986Y
this boxster has a rough cold idle after starting up . it seems to breath a little bit when cold . that is the idle hunts up and down a little bit, after it is warmed up it runs fine. it sounds like it may have a small lean backfire when cold. the plugs look f...
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2003 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Misfire VIN: WPOCA29815
Hi, This car came in with a rough idle. Codes were for a misfire. Checked plugs, they wre worn so they were replaced. Then the coils were switched. Also the injectors were switched from that cylinder, #3. Misfire stayed at that cylinder. The engine does have a... Trouble codes: P0300, P0303
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Dash back lights VIN: WVWMD63BXX
hi, VW techs, I need your help with this Passat. Customer brought this car in because the dash back lights, fan & radio control panels back lights, and rheostat/illuminate switch back lights are inoperated intermittent. All parking lights & headlights are good...
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2004 Volkswagen Phaeton W12 6.0L No Start VIN: WVWAH63D74
hello everyone.I need help on this one from vw guru's;this vehicle came from the dealer to us.the customer says car is been sitting for 2 months and when they came back it took 2 ignition trys to get vehicle to start.dealer recomended raplacing battery and cle... Trouble codes: 18331 (please check dtc of ecu number 2 p1923 -008- implausible signal), 01826 (sensor for steering angle g85supply voltage terminal 30 --- 000--intermittent), 18104 (powertrain data busimplausible message from steering column controller. p1696-002-lower limits exceeded-intermittent)
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2005 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWZZZ1KZ5
Car came in rough idle, scanned and found two faults egr related (just had new egr valve fitted at exhaust shop) carried out basic setting on egr and throttle body, no more fault codes, fuel trims at -4% ,o2's cycling, perfect above 1/4 throttle, any ideas?? I...
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1996 Volvo 850 Turbo 2.3L odometer VIN: YV1LW5725T
Unable to find any info for testing the odometer motor.Dose anyone out there know how? Any help is appreciated,thank you.
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on, inop VIN: YV1LS61J3Y
hi guys, this car came with CEL and complaint of intermittent speedometer inop. and apparently it does it once in a while. scanned vehicle and found codes described above. so we decided to replace the vehicle speed sensor (on top of the bellhousing). reset cod... Trouble codes: P0722, P0717, P0600
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1TS92D43
We have diagnosed this volvo as needing a fuel pump. Power at blue wire but not starting. No fuel psi at line. Question I have is how difficult is it to replace the fuel pump. I understand you have to remove the level sender on the ps and disconnect the harnes...
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1997 Audi A6 2.8L readiness monitors VIN: WAUGA84A7V
Finally, this one was odd, however. Most common reply was to drive drive drive, and drive some more. Ned from Mass said monitors force the same as a VW 6 cylinder, monitors do not force on this model/year. Brian from Mass thought maybe the cats were weak, t-st... Trouble codes: P0155, P1606.
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L engine VIN: WAUDC68D81
Hello, Sorry For The Delay,It ended up being a bad wire in back of the fuse block. Thanks Again Joe
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1998 BMW 540i 4.4L 3rd and 4th gear VIN: WBADE5320W
We did not "fix" this shifting problem. We chanaged the transmission fluid with little, if any, improvement, according to the customer. We did receive some responses from members and one of them was relative to a TSB on shift detents in the housing of the tran...
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2001 BMW 330i 3.0L pdc VIN: WBAAV53481
Received several good responses, most said that a BMW compatable scanner was required. My Modis would not show me the Pdc module. I located the pdc module or computer in the right rear quarter just above the battery and disconnect both plugs. This disabled the...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L constant heat VIN: 4JGAB54E7W
Thanks to all for the replies! Mike from california was closest to correct. We had a bad in-car temp sensor causing actuator to go full heat everytime.
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Unknown VIN: WDBFA76FOX
Great input evryone. Replace the left front sensor and repacked both front bearings. No issues have arisen. Thanks again.
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling Systems VIN: WMWRC33453
Thank you for those who reponded. You all had great insight. Steve from Great Britian hit it on the head. The PS Pump would run for about 30 to 40 seconds the shut off. That would give it pressure for a while and sometimes it would kick back on to assist th...
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2000 Opel ASTRA 1.8L Starter VIN: ADMRT48BBX
Thanks for all the help. Quite a simple fix once I got an idea on how to test it. Stripped the starter and took it home with me. Chucked it in the oven and got it up to about 80 degrees celsius. Did a continuity test and found high resistance in the field ...
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2002 Other European Vanguish 5.9L Unknown VIN: SCFAC23372
Everyone who responded had great input and have help find the problem. The first question asked of me was is the fluid level full. It seems that is a very important step. It was full but with help from those who responded I found damage to one of the wirin...
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1980 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L Surge VIN: 91A0140608
We received many good replies on this car. The distributor condition and advance had been checked before the post but I did not mention that. fuel pressure both system and control pressure and volume tested ok. Based on all of that the customer opted to get a ...
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2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.8L Lighting VIN: YS3FH41U97
Thank you to those who responded. Justin and Anders were correct. You can reprogam the UEC and change the selection that controls headlight operation based on the switch position. I did have to gain security access.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L instrument cluster VIN: 3VWSD29M41
Well first I would like to thank all those who responded.Brent, Dominic, George and Dang. The noriginal complaint was that the battery would go deads intemittently . After monitoring the draw on the system I found that the interior lamps would only work from a...
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L 2-3-4 Shift VIN: YV1TS92D63
Well guys, this one did not get fixed, but I do have some insight to add to the info already posted. The conclusion was that the ECM cooling fan did not have any major impact on the issue, but I do want to thank the poster who gave info on the location of tem...
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