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1990 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6L Timing belt VIN: WAUKE5448L
Hello, We have 1990 Audi V8 that has timing belt issues. The timng belt was loose and not turning the water pump causing an overheating issue. We are trying to locate the proper timng marks for this engine. Mitchell has info, but is not correct for this engin...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 3.0L abs VIN: 4USCN33462
Guys I need advice. ABS codes 5E3C, 5E38, 5DB0. If I cleared the codes I get 5DB0 back hard, I 1st replaced the left front wheel speed sensor, Then the code re-occured and then to find out that that code was for the left rear not the front. So replaced the lef...
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2002 Mini Cooper 1.6L Brake Lights, Transmission VIN: WMWRC33402
This Mini came in with an EP code displayed where the P,R,N,D is normally displayed, in the center instrument cluster. The vehicle also had no brake lights. Using our Autologic scan tool I found a code for the brake light switch. The BCM was not showing a chan...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L No Start VIN: WVWGG83A8T
Routine maintenance, LOF, air and fuel filters. Used OE parts on this VW. Crank no start condition now. Did partial fill fuel filter and crank lines at injectors to bleed. Car makes a little attempt to run and then shuts off. Almost acts like it is flooded at ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCA21C3X
Has no throttle response. Hesitates, shifts hard, hard start and dies at idle. DTC 1580 current, throttle b1 malfunction. Throttle body has been replaced. Data on Scan tool reads zero "0" percentage all the time for throttle position, even with throttle wide o... Trouble codes: 1580 (throttle b1 malfunction)
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L Mechanical VIN: 3VWDD21CXY
hello this 1.8 bug was towed in. cranks over but does not fire, motor spins like the tb is broken and sounds like has no compression, I pulled the tb cover and the belt has slack is this an interference motor and can it be fixed?
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L door locks VIN: 3VWSP69M91
OK, guys, this one has me stumped... and I specialize in these cars. The power door locks' 'lock' function will randomly not work. More not work than works. The speed-determined auto-lock won't work, the lock button on the driver's door won't lock the doors, ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L parasitic draw VIN: 3VWSP29M32
Good day people. I have the VW that has a draw (at least I think so) that will kill the battery over night. This is an intermittent condition. Will happen once or twice a week. This has been going on for about 6 months now. Client has replaced battery two mont...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Valve train VIN: 3VWSE69M04
Hi Guys, Got this VW in for overheating and found a bad water pump and blown head gasket. While the head was off I noticed a cracked exhaust valve on #3 cyl..After replacing all exhaust valves the car ran fine.2 days later it is back with no compression on #...
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2002 Volvo V70 2.3L Cuts out VIN: YVISZ58K72
customer complaint, when turning corner slowly then depressing accelerator engine just idles ,no revs,has done this twice,engine has cut out when coming to a halt twice,buts starts straight away, fault code for a accelerator pedal sensor is recorded each time,...
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2004 Volvo S40 LSE 1.9L srs light on VIN: YV1VS27564
hi volvo techs i need help again, i am working on a 2004 volvo s40 with sips, curtain, drivers and front passengers airbags,and pretensioners, the light is illuminated all the time, code interrogation with autologic finds fault 013d drivers sips bag high resis...
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2000 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUFL54D3Y
this vehicle has been gone a couple of weeks now, follow up call was good. voltage at throttle body was good, connections solid. I performed the throttle relearn a few times after replacement i thought maybe it didnt take the first time. i was able to read pc...
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2001 Audi A4 1.8L Converter VIN: WAUAC68D61
We disconnected the battery to do the job and test drove when it was done. It drove perfect. Thanks for the input to all the techs who said disconnecting the battery was all you need.
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L srs
Thanks for all the replies. As most of you said code 20 is the passenger seat sensor. By the time everything else was fixed on this car, the customer didn't want to spend money on it so it didn't get fixed. Again thanks for all the replies they were very help...
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L maintenance rem VIN: 5UXFE43558
sorry to take so long to close, but customer did not return with vehicle until today(8/6/09). I recieved 6 replies most of which showed the same procedure as alldata, but that did not work on this vehicle. this is what I finally did to reset(by trial & error)....
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1996 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Stall VIN: SAJHX1246T
I appreciate everyones response. I was not successful of fixing the problem. We checked powers & grounds via voltage drops & checked voltage drops under load also. Found 2 wrong spark plugs. Replaced the IAC. Went back to basics & found 4 of the 6 cylinders @ ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L Lighting VIN: WDBKK49F21
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP BEGIN FIRST THING GOING AFTER THE BRAKE SWITCH.NOT THAT ALLDATA GIVES YOU A GOOD TEST FOR IT BUT THAT WAS THE PROBLEM.WHILE TESTING THE SWITCH AND MOVING IT AROUND HAD BRAKE LIGHTS . DONT KNOW IF IT WAS WHILE TESTING OR ADJUSTING (SINCE...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L lack power VIN: 3VWCD21C3Y
thanks Don from oklahoma the maf didn't change anything I got myself a scan tool from a very helpful local shop that deals with vw and it did turn out to be the turbo I am actually surprised the power this car makes now that the turbo works even without the tu...
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2002 Volkswagen Cabrio GLX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDC21V92
the cabrio definely did need athrottle body adaption to get rid of the tps code (p0121) i borrowed a snap on modis with european software its not under "adaptions" look for "special function"where you will see throttle body adaption hit yes takes 30 ... Trouble codes: P0121.
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1994 Volvo 960 2.9L Cruise Control VIN: YV1KS9515R
Hi again, and thanks to all who responded. Unfortunately, the car is still not fixed. We've unfortunately spent a lot of time on it and the customer has opted to live without his cruise. I did find out that the same speed signal wire goes to the climate con...
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1998 Volvo V70 R 2.3L Cruise control VIN: YV1LW5246W
Thank you to all that helped me with advice on this crutse control problem,i cant tell you if it was fixed because the customer has not brought the car back yet, the genral consenes is that the problem is probably broken vacumme lines under the battery tray.
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2004 Volvo C70 2.3L Immobilizer VIN: YV1NC62D44
Sorry it has taken so long to respond- we wanted to make sure it was fixed before closing the post. We made sure the keys/antenna ring were the proper ones- they are. We went over all connections one more time, re-set the vehicle, and drove it for a week. No...
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