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2001 Audi S4 2.7L noise in steering VIN: WAUXD68D1A
no noise when cold 5 minuet warm up and then you can feel and hear it binding a little it makes the noise with engine running and with it off customer wants me to replace the pump but i do not think that is the problem it sounds like the rack but has anyone ...
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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cooling Systems VIN: WAUML44E14
Please Help Me Audi guys! I have an 04 A8L Quattro 4.2 belt driven engine. Came to me yesterday afternoon with overheating complaint. Car was at operating temp but very very low on coolant. Filled coolant and pressure tested. No signs of leakage. I thought at ...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABB1301K
Vehicle came in with little or no spark. Another tech found ECM faulty and installed a used one with same number. Vehicle will now start and run but when started from cold start it idles poorly and when trying to accelerate is hesitated, stumbles and sounds li...
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1993 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBACB3319P
So my customer calls and says she went through a car wash and the car was in neutral and idling going through. Got to the end and it stalled and would not start or start and have a high RPM and then stall again. Her Dad comes and some how gets it started and s...
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1995 BMW 325is 2.5L Glass VIN: WBABF3328S
Car is a 2 door coupe (E36) with no door window frames. the left power window mechanically is ok. the problem is when lifting the window with the power window switch the window stops going up and will drop down. you may need to operate the window swith 3 or 4 ...
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1996 BMW 318is 1.9L High Beam VIN: WBABE8324T
I have a canadian BMW 318is which has DRL, high beams mostly dont work but on occasion will. Using available ALL DATA, can not find any good information as to wear proper modules/relays are to test, no high beam relay underhood, have glove box out and no luck ...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBADN6347Y
Hello all, just did intake gaskets, vent plate and throttle body gasket had codes 26/27 now that I am done code 164 ambient pressure sensor code stored, cannot find any information on this code. no performance problem on test drive. Mil lamp came on cannot rea... Trouble codes: 164 (ambient pressure sensor)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Misfire VIN: WBAGL63472
Hello BMW techs. The above mentioned BMW has a misfiring cylinder #3. Compression is at 180, spark plug, coil and injector have been swapped but the misfire remains on cyl. #3. While checking smooth running #3 and #6 are both higher than the rest, around 2.2%....
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBXPA934X4
This car has been back 3 times while we try and sort this mess out. The first two times it only had the O2 sensor codes. We replaced the sensors and recommended going to BMW for the software update. For some readson the changed the VTG oil and didnt do an upda... Trouble codes: P2240 (P2237 Bank1/bank2 oxygen sensor precat), P0304, P0300 (misfire multiple cylinders), P0171, P0174
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L a/c compressor VIN: WBAEU33475
This is my girlfriends car and she want's this thing fixed now! I'm not too familiar with bmw's and their common problems so I'm hoping to get some good advise and direction from the euro pro's. Kristin has had complaint's of intermittent a/c inop for the past...
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 5.6L recirc button/door control VIN: WDBBA48D9J
i have a 1988 mercedes 560 sl that i am having a problem with. i have no control of where the air is coming out of.it also will only temporarily, if it all respond to the recirc push button. it will light but within a minute shut off.the air only comes out the...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBFA67E2R
this 1994 SL 500 town in have problem idle too low and it die out when come to stop ... i scan the car i have only 1 code crank sensor not recognize i replaced crankshaft sensor it the same, customer already change mass air flow meter, throttle body housing (r...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Fuel leak VIN: WDBJF25H6X
Hello all, I have this diesel in for a fuel leak. We just replaced the injectors, glow plugs, fuel lines and seals, both fuel filters, bypass fuel hoses, glow plug relay as preventive maintenance. This was the customers idea, his reasoning is he would rather ...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L Starting VIN: 4JGAB72EXX
Hi all, This car was towed in with a no crank condition. found defective starter. replaced starter, car now cranks but does not start. When access computer have code p 1570 das to ecm. I have read thru some previous posts stating bad keys. Most of the posts a...
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1994 Saab 900 SE 2.5L No Start VIN: YS3DM55VXR
Help appreciated, 2.5 v6 This car came in for a no start problem that occured a week after the car was in water. I don't know how deep but customer said it was on a hill and rr was to floor. Car starts and stalls imediatly. Holding key in start position car wi...
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2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3DP75G47
hey i need a saab guy. we got a 2002 saab 9-3 viggen with a dtc p0455 evap large leak and we did a smoke test and can not find any leaks. Trouble codes: P0455 (evap large leak)
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2002 Saab 9-5 Linear 2.3L Unknown VIN: YS3EB49E92
Vehicle came in with CEL and harsh/banging shift when hot going from park to drive. Found the brake booster has a bad vac leak causing fuel trim codes. Isolated booster, performed pcm reset, and retested. Still bangs into drive when hot. Shift is delayed 1 to ...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSA81H4T
Engine light on for inactive upstreem ox sensor, replaced with new, still has same problem, the computer will not go into closed loop will only go in for a second on and off. I need to reset the monitors to pass the emission test. has anyone seen this problem,...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L a\c and radio VIN: 3VWCD21C1Y
i have a 2000 vw beetle. the cust thy to jump start it and got the +and- mixed up put in new ecm it is running now. now the a\c and radio is not working.power is going to the a\c control module.and the a\c clutch. all the fuse are good. the radio will not come...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L none VIN: WVWSE61JX3
I replaced this O2 sensor 1 month ago. It had a heater issue. Now it came back with the p0420 code. I already know about the cat issues and it is under warranty. My question is I have 1.520 volts at idle. Under WOT it goes to just over 4 volts. This is using t... Trouble codes: P0420
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L drive shaft VIN: WVGBC67L64
I have a drive shaft in the rear with a lot of play in the center support and it is causing a noise when driving. It appears the only repair is replacing shaft is that correct or am I missing something. Thanks
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.0L smoke low powew VIN: WVWPE63B24
Looking for some direction. My Ross Tech Cable broke and am awaiting a replacement but want a little info before I start on this one. 04 2.0 TDI runs good for 20 miles then has heavy black smoke and low power, Saw the old egr and it was stuck open but it was r... Trouble codes: P0101 (Maf sensor low), P0299
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2004 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L No Start VIN: YV1RS49K94
Car is in fact a 2.0T 5 cyl euro version. Engine cranks but will not run. Fuel pressure is ok. No communication with ECM and TCM using scanner. Connection with other systems is ok. Codes of "communication problem with ECM and TCM" found on ABS and CEM modu...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L brakes VIN: WA1YD54B23
Cust took car to dealer and they are saying that brake fluid is contamated and needs master cly replaced. as of now i think car is at dealer thank you for all of your replys
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E03
exactly as Dominic described, the "bleeder valve" that supplies vacuum to the crankcase and diaphram was bad (check valve portion missing) and the breather tube broke when removing also. new parts in and there's no more vacuum in the crankcase, fuel trims lev... Trouble codes: 17519 (B1S1 lean limit reached).
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L camshaft timing VIN: WBADN6334X
Thank you for all of the replies, in particular Rick from Wisconsin, Erik from Texas, and Dick from New Hampshire. Rick's experiences with these engines proved most like our situation in that aluminum dust/debris from the failed rails was polluting the VANOS ...
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2003 Jaguar XKR 4.2L hvac VIN: SAJDA42B03
I finished the service before posting this help request. Both responses said that there were variations of this vehicle that didn't have the cabin air filter. This is an example, one of many, where Alldata has just enough information to get one in trouble, but...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL 5.6L Stall VIN: WDBCA39D7H
A lot of the replies said to take a look at the fuel pump relay on this, I've got one sitting her but haven't had time to get the car back in. I'll be checking that out next week and will post the results then, thanks for all the help!
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L softop VIN: WDBFA66E1M
Thank you for the quick responses.I forgot to mention that this car came straight from the body shop.The switch is located in the bottom of the door.This switch and bracket from the window were comletely missing,I just spent an hour and a half at the deale...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Intrument Panel VIN: WDBJF65F2W
Sorry for the delay of this close. I have not repaired the vehicle as of yet. She was booked for a later date and never returned. If and when she does return I will update this post after using all the valuable information I received. Thanks again and I hope t...
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1997 Opel Monterey 3.2L Cuts out VIN: JACUBS25GP
Because the vehicle cuts out only when coming to a stop we decided to try another idle speed control valve and as it is a motronic system we were able to use an isc from a Opel corsa. and this cured the cutting out it seems the vehicle speed sensor code had no... Trouble codes: 24 (vehicle speed sensor).
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L 3rd Gear VIN: YS3FD49Y63
Hi everyone. Thanks again for your help. Justin and Anders hit the nail on the head. It was the band anchor. I feel a little stupid, since I remember reading that this is a common occurence on the Volvos that use this transmission. I checked the bolt, noticed...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L low power VIN: 9BWGP61JX2
Hi and thanks we have checked all the components and everything points to turbo . The customer is out of town, so will not know what he wants to do for a while. So I will close this post for now and thanks again
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1993 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS550XP
well guys, You know how you waste time trying everything? This was one of those cars. Just to give a quick run down on this fix. with the help of many iatners we cleaned all grounds we could find, cleaned battery, checked all wiring harnesses and did not se... Trouble codes: 411 (throttle position signal insufficient).
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Fan shroud VIN: YV1LZ56D8Y
Jim said to remove the top two torx screws holding the fan to shroud and loosen the two lower ones out, then separate the fan from shroud, slide the shroud out, then the fan. Paul said basically the same thing. Other replies varied between removing the pla...
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