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1991 Audi 100 Quattro 2.3L 5 Speed VIN: WAUCC544XM
Hi Guys This high milage 100 Quattro is a daily driver for a very good customer as well as a dear freind. It is a five speed manual tranny that will not go into revers. The shifter feels like it is blocked from moving to the reverse position. I found some pla...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUAC68D61
I bought a new converter and was told by the dealer that when I install it I have to reprogram/relearn the transmission. He didn't know how I can do this but was insistant that it needed it. Any suggestions or tips?
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1987 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAD1306H
In my entire career I have never been as frustrated with a car as I am today. I need the help of A Bmw expert. The car was towed in with these symptoms. The car starts hard, idles rough and hesitates under a load. The check engine like flashes rapidly in conju...
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1988 BMW 735i 3.5L rotors VIN: WBAGB4314J
All four wheels will lock up at the same time, the brake hoses, caliber, rotors and brake pads have all been replaced. Once you loosen the line on the master cyclinder the brakes will release. Thinking about changing the master cylinder, or does anyone have an...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Accessories VIN: WDBBA45A3C
Need some help with this one. 1982 Mercedes 380sl with no speedo or odometer movement. My info system is very limited on diagrams. We replaced the vss sensor assembly and still no change. Any one have any tips on diagnosing this speedo/odometer problem. If the...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Belt Drive VIN: WDBRN40J93
Hay guys, Iím working on a C230 Kompressor that has either a belt tensioner issue or an issue with one of the driven units. In gear, (lower idle) the belt starts flopping around and starts making noise. With the car in neutral, everything smoothes out nicely. ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L sid VIN: YS3ED48E41
Our SID display is very dark and hard to read. If you press the night mode button all the displays including the SID go completely dark and a funny thing also happens is all the instrument cluster needles fall to the off position. Press it again and you can ba...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L pulling VIN: WVWAH63B11
hello this is scott at [...] automotive in san antonio texas,i have a volkswagen passat 30v we are having a problem with pulling on acceleration to the right.we have replaced the motor mounts [all] both axles were bad and have been replaced,the commonly found...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B44
Hey VW guys need some advice on this one. Code p0299 keeps returning. WE found oil in air intake which is probably faulty turbo. We cleaned the boost sensor? I think its called (like a MAF). Wiped up as much oil as possible. Drives fine, feels like good boost.... Trouble codes: P0299 (turbo under boost)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 3VWRT71K36
Hello VW techs! I have this 06 Jetta from a regular customer. She came in complaining that when she has the cruise on and accelerates with the cruise that it jerks. I test drove to verify and it does jerk and miss. It feels like a bad plug wire but of course i...
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2005 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1CZ91125
This vehicle came to us for the first time on 05/13/09 with a check engine light on. We found the following codes. ECM-120C AIR MASS SIGNAL TOO HIGH ECM-120D AIR MASS SIGNAL TOO LOW ECM-1210 MASS AIR FLOW (MAF)/SENSOR- FLOW TOO HIGH ECM-121B MASS AIR FLOW (MA...
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2000 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDC28D1Y
we sent this one off to the dealer. Im not sure how this thing measures the mass air flow of the secondary air but I think that would have been the next thing I would have tried to figure out. Sorry that I dont have more to add. This one really stumped us. ... Trouble codes: P0411.
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2005 BMW 330Ci 3.0L top cover VIN: WBABW53445
thank you scott and joe. what you said is exactly what to do. i stopped cranking when the top was free of the windshield and did not see any more results. that was not enough cranking. when i cranked till it stopped turning, the tension bars were released and...
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 350SD 3.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WDBCB34D6M
We received several very good replies: Steve from Florida wrote: There are various things to look at, but I can tell you a couple things that absolutely won't cause a single cylinder misfire in a MB diesel (of that age). The first is the OVP relay. Electron...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L electrical issues VIN: WMWRC33465
Removed the body control module and inspected the board, Found two large burnt spots on the board indicating major issues. I do not have the capabilities to program the module so it went to the dealer. Thanks to all who replied.
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2000 Other European Corniche 6.7L hydraulic lines VIN: SCAZK29E2Y
I never did find the part # for MB replacement for the lines I took the advice from Gene [...] & had lines made at a local hydraulic shop. The good news is these lines will out last the car. This car is down the road thank you very much
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2004 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.6L Misfire VIN: WP0CA29904
It looks like a lifter problem at this point. There is an aftermarket warranty company involved, so I don't expect to be completing this for probably another week. I will keep you posted. Thanks for all of the input. It always helps to get word of someone else... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder number 4 misfire).
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2006 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L front subframe/axle support VIN: WP1AA29P76
Thanks for the help. One suggestion was to shift the subframe while on an alignment rack. This would be prefered but was not a possibility because it wasn't done in house and the alignment shop didn't want to touch the subframe. The dealer wanted $400 to look ...
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2004 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB45S63
I cleared the codes and the vehicle left and hasnt come back. Thanks for all the replies. I was very close to putting a new throttle body in but the customer hasnt complain about the MIL coming back yet.
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2001 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V21
well we got bit again. as I said in the post the down steam o2 sensor was giving me swing voltage from about 100mv to 900mv cold. this is where my mistake was made. my scope was set on 1 volt. so the average of the sensor on the scope was with in the sensors r... Trouble codes: P0133, 16517 (bank 1 probe 1 voltage to slow).
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V62
AFTER DOING MOST OF THE SUGGESTED REPAIRS, CAME OUT THAT I FOUND A TSB FOR PO102 WHICH I WOULD THINK RELATED TO THIS MALFUNCTION. TSB CALLS FOR TO REFLASH ECM LOGIC RELATED TO MAF RESPONSE TO COOLANT TEMP. ALL TEST PREVIOUSLY TO MAF, INCLUDING WIRE RESISTANCE ... Trouble codes: P0103.
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Coolant Temp Sensor VIN: 3VWCK31C74
Well the customer has not returned yet for any other repairs, but I feel like the rest of you that the water pump impeller is coming apart. I have changed a number of them myself with the updated metal impeller pump. I thank everyone for their input.
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