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1995 Audi 90 2.8L Electronic VIN: WAUBA88CXS
bought this car from a customer with no shifting. found third gear clutches torn apart. had a trans builder replace all worn parts. basically did a soft rebuild. now has all 4 gears but only with manual shifting. will not shift automatically. anyone have anyth...
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1994 BMW 318i 1.8L no rpm to egs VIN: WBABK6322R
We started the repair process with looking at all the communication with the DME computer. All circuits have a signal on them between the EGS and the DME computers. We have tried to research the circuit to determine which wires are the n-MOT signal but can't c...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN5333X
What is BMW DTC 141 code is not in All DATA for this year. All codes have cleared but 141 and 164. Have not resealed intake manifold yet. Fuel trim numbers are good with a hot engine. Will check cold in AM. Adapted throttle actuator and code 134 is gone. H... Trouble codes: 164 (Ambient pressure sensor in DME), 141 (unknown), 026 (Adaption limit lean B1), 027 (Adaption limit lean B2), 210 (knock sensor 1), 134 (Learning function lower stop throttle actuator)
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2006 BMW 325i 3.0L Service Reminde VIN: WBAVB17586
I have tried Snap-on, CarSoft, the MAC tool for oil service reminder reset, 2005,2006 and 2007 instructions for manual reset and I cannot get this oil service reminder to reset. It reads -260 right now. Can someone help me understand what we can do to reset th...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDC2030452
Hi all Merc techs I have one for you. This vehicle came in for the mentioned fault code. I have erased it, reset all adaptations and sent it on its merry way. Two days later car came back in same code. Mercedes TIS indicated with this fault it either could be ... Trouble codes: P2031 (032- G3/2 before CAT O2 sensor at off sensor signal error P0130)
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2000 Other European arnage 6.75L blower motor VIN: SCBLC31E7Y
Hello all and thanks.I have a 2000 bentley arnage with no HVAC blower function.I have checked fuses and tried to scan climate control for codes and data with the launch x431 tool and tried to go in as a BMW 5 ,6,7 series because the control head look just like...
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1999 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WP0CA2980X
Car came in with p1600 and p1123 and p1125 and a k&n. Changed filter and maf because of contamination. Fuel pressure is right at factory specs. Smoked intake found leaking oil fill pipe. Replaced pipe. LTFT was b 1 6% b 2 11% replaced oil seperator at same tim... Trouble codes: P1600, P1123, P1125
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2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L No Communication VIN: WP1AC29P74
Hi Techs, We have a 2004 Cayenne Turbo here that our scanner cannot communicate with. We have the Durametric scanner and it worked fine on other vehicles. We also tried hooking up a Porsche scanner from another shop and it didn't work either. The diagnostic c...
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1992 Saab 900 2.0L Battery VIN: YSAL75LXN7
I've inherited this Saab from a shop down the street. As you can see, they diagnosed by replacing parts. Customer states car will not start, he jump starts vehicle and will run fine till the next time the battery dies, no pattern to this problem, It could hap...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWCB21C92
don't know much about this system but here goes. cooling fans are inop. fuses are good and there is power to the cooling fan module on 2 wires # 3 and 9. if I jumper the coolant sensor to make it register 286 degrees, the fans still won't come on. not sure whe...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWAJ81K76
Well I have this car that We cleared code p0299 turbo underboost 2 weeks ago and retured today with same code P0299 and also have this time code P2293 Fuel pressure regulator, engine running and operating normal, customer stated that last 2 weeks before ruturn... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo underboost), P2293 (Fuel pressure regulator)
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D2X
Car came in with ETS lite on. Scanned it and found code 9150 TPS fault. Scanner shows no voltage for circuit 1 and 2. The car is driveable . My question here is , is the Throttle module at fault or will a re-program job do the trick, either way I'd have to tak... Trouble codes: 9150/
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1992 Audi S4 2.2L serp belt tensioner VIN: WAUHP54A5N
P/S pressure hose coming apart internally, partially plugged small screen at banjo bolt on pump. Replaced hose, cleaned screen, flushed P/S system. Customer has been driving car for 2 days. No news is good news, car fixed.
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1999 Audi A4 1.8L no reverse VIN: WAUC88D7VA
thanks for all who replied.we pulled ecm from under the seat disassembled it found no signs of water damage.we went and reconnected trans scaned tcm only code we found was for the multifunction switch indcator in dash was no working so cleared code indicator w...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L alarm VIN: WBAGG83491
I would like to thank everyone for there helpful suggestions.This car has been a pain in the butt(very difficult to duplicate alarm symptom).We have decided to sublet it out to the nearest BMW dealer (50mi away).We have learned (with your help) that it is nece...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L bushing breaking
I feel kind of stupid but it turned out the rear motor/transmission mount was broken. I decided to remove it for a closer inspection and saw it was split. I was power braking the car a little to check the mounts but because i couldn't put the vehicle in reve...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L blower motor and cooling fan VIN: YS3FB49504
THIS ONE IS FIXED THANKS TO IATN AND: JUSTIN FROM NC, LONG FROM TEXAS, THOMAS FROM SC AND KENNETH FROM FLA. THERE WERE TWO DIFFERENT PROBLEMS THE BLOWER CONTROL MODULE AND FAN CONTROL RELAY. AT FIRST I THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE RELATED BUT MY FRIENDS AT IATN STEER...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63BXX
Well, I cleared the codes and drove vehicle down the road for several miles and hit a traffic jam. It was hot so I decided to kick on the A/C in the customers car and as the fan kicked on it cut off, then the brake light came on. Went to pull in my shop and th... Trouble codes: P1237 (Injector Cyl 1 1-N30 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17645), P1238 (Injector Cyl 2 1-N31 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17646), P1239 (Injector Cyl 3 1-N32 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17647), P1240 (Injector Cyl 4 1-N33 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17648), P1241 (Injector Cyl 5 1-N83 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17649), P1241 (Injector Cyl 5 1-N83 Open Circuit - VAG CODE 17649).
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no reverse VIN: 3VWSP29M21
Sorry guys, ran out of time on this, mostly because I own the car now and the old shoemakers kids never having shoes saying applies to mechanics and their cars. My latest psi testing shows that I have 8 bar in R spec is 5 to 6 adjusted idle as low as it would ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Electronic VIN: 3VWSE69M72
Vehicle is fixed. I believe the original solenoid n93 was the initial cause of the problem, however, it overheated the driver circuit in the TCM. I opened up the TCM and found a transistor that had been very hot as evidenced by the board under it being black....
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWRK69M45
Didnt really receive many replys to this one and I do realize what I posted was vague but so was the problem. After checking many things and reassembling the car it has never missed a beat again but I couldnt for the life of me tell you what fixed it but it is...
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