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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Cuts out, Stall, VIN: WAUZL54B0Y
we are stumped with this a6 that dies as if you turned off the ignition switch. it will restart instantly sometimes and other times it cranks a little long but starts. when it dies it knocks out communications with the ecm. when you turn off the key and turn i... Trouble codes: P1602 (power supply termiinal 30 voltage to low intermittant)
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 3.2L Code 02233 VIN: WAUDG68E85
Help! We have a couple issues with this A4 and have limited information as apparantly does NAPAFix who we have contacted about this. First, the dash warning indicator is ON and a Code 02233 is set indicating a problem with the LF power output stage J667. The h...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L ONE Intake valve VIN: WAUBF78E86
Car came in on a flat bed. Customer complaint of start/run less than 5 seconds. We attempted to start the car, and heard a popping sound as if it had a blown out spark plug. Pulled the plugs, checked the compression. Checked the cam lobes to be sure one lobe h...
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2005 Austin Martin DB9 6.0L Radio VIN: SCFAD01A85
Good day, on this glorious British car the radio does not function, you press the power button and the boot screen comes on and then goes away without the radio doing a thing. I'm about to pull the dash apart a little to see if it is simple but any pointers wo...
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1990 BMW 735i 3.5L Alignment VIN: WBAGB4318L
The car has ha d a pull to the right, we have replaced left side control arms and bushing due to them being worn. Alignment has been way out. No adjustment offered for camber or caster. Had the car at frame shop and frame is not bent, any suggestions on kits a...
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1998 BMW 740i 4.4L fail safe VIN: WBAGJ8329W
Hello, Thanks for reading my post. Im working on a 98 bmw 74il that came to our shop for an overheat condition. We replaced a cracked radiator and t-stat. After driving vehicle now has a engine light on and is in fail safe mode and wont shift. Pulled code 0705...
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L unknown VIN: WBAGH933XX
The uniqueness of this brake judder problem is that the customer says the problem only happens between 35-40mph. She says coming off the freeway at higher speeds,it does not do it and that it does do it as you enter that 35-40mph zone when decelerating. I test...
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2000 BMW 728iL 2.8L Surge VIN: WBAGH410X0
Engine often flucture between 1600 rpm to 2000rpm when the car run at about 60km/h (it often happen when shift from 4-5 ,sometimes shift from 3-4 it would happen too).But if you change to M mode at this time the car would run good. Checked with GT1-no code. Lo...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L noise VIN: WBAGN634XD
Hi Guys, I seem to need some help with a BMW. The customer complaint is the car makes a squealing noise. He brought it in making the noise so I removed the oil cap and the noise went away also the car ran badly with the cap off. I assume that means too much va...
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2006 BMW 325xi 3.0L wipers not working VIN: WBAVD13546
we have not been able to find the wiper relay. our sources say its under the hood in the relay box, but there are no relays under the hood. the wiper motor is not getting powered up, any help out there today
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Electronic VIN: SALLMAMA43
I need more information about this trouble, the car has 24000 and i dont known how to disconnect the harness on the gear selector in gearbox i seem to be the gear selector comes with the harness and it must have another connector, so please some body wich help...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L battery VIN: WDBEA66E3S
this car will blow the fuse intermittently that controls the central locking syste, radio and antenna, trunk light and a couple other things. after the car sits for a week or so the battery will be dead and that fuse for the radio etc will be blown, with the b...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG76J63
the vehicle has a v 12 and the cylinders 7 -12 cuts out the left side of engine shuts down ,no power was random , now when you clear codes it returns immediately we had changed the left coil pack , no change!! no sure where to go from here any help would be ap... Trouble codes: 2057 (cat damaged), 2058 (misfire), 2059 (misfire), 20F4, 205C, 205A
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Misfire VIN: WBSBG9329V
Need some help from Porsche gurus out there: this boxter is running in 5 cyl, found cylinder #3 misfiring due to not recievieng injector pulse from computer(power ok, but no switching ground signal). Compression on that cyl tested ok. continuity on wiring harn...
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1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WVWCA0152K
Someone please help!!! This cabrio when first started runs like crap. When it warms up it runs like a new car. The fuel pressure is within specs, and both the pumps are working fine. We have adjusted sensor plate. Checked O2 readings it is bouncing between 0-1...
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2008 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) 2.5 2.5L No Start VIN: WVWDA71K78
this car came to me as a repairable i have no spark it dose have injector pulse turns over fine no codes all fuses OK i do not think it is a key problem because when key need to be relearned i think that it should start then die start the die this just turns o...
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1989 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1AX8848K
Does anyone know how to flash the trouble codes on this car?
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AS8804N
Hello all, This Volvo came in on a wrecker, the girl was travling and said her family owns a shop and they rebuilt the engine not long ago ( it looks like they did ). She said she stopped for gas and when she started back on the interstate the car started mis... Trouble codes: 123
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1992 Volvo 240 2.3L windshield wipers VIN: YV1AS8815N
Volvo wipers intermittently won't shut off without shutting off key. The intermittent wipers sometimes work steady (in low speed) instead of intermittently. There is no testing information in Mitchell or Aldata for this system. Suspect intermittent relay probl...
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1KW9612S
This is my car . The problem started with getting close to hot going up a hill on a 95f day. The AC was on. I got home and parked it and the fans were running as usual. The white arrow on the dash was flashing. I tried to start it a couple of hours later and i...
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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUBA24B9W
After 9 days of checking the secondary air injection system,replacing the right bank O2 sensor and no failures the customer had to have his car back. So I can not say with certainty that it is fixed. Most times it will take about three weeks to reset code. By ... Trouble codes: P0411, 16795 (Mfg. code same as P-0411).
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L Leak VIN: WBAGL63482
Thanks to all who replied. The fix was to drop transmission oil pan and pull down on white clip in the right rear area of valve body. Connector sleeve pulled out and new one pushed in and white clip pushed up locking sleeve in place.
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L air suspension VIN: 5UXFB33542
Thank you, gentlemen. I'm a bit leary of ignoring instructions to use the GT1, because my boss tries to ignore the fact we don't have one far too often. With your assurances, though, I swapped the airspring, reconnected the fuse, pumped it up. and all was fi...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L steering angle sensor and abs control unit VIN: 5UXFA53523
Sent the car back to the dealer and they found that the second steering angle sensor is bad. Replaced it with one from the dealer and all is well with this car.
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2004 BMW 525i 2.5L compressor VIN: WBANA53584
i finally just took this car to local bmw dealer.They ran diagnostics and found no faults.I did get to talk with the tech and his "guess" was the compressor was bad, but that does not explain to me why this problem only happens on first startup after sitting o...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L Brake Switch VIN: SALTL124XY
Took to dealer to have codes read. Shuttle valve and pump motor codes. Repaced ABS Modulator assembly. My Autodiagnos was giving me a false code for brake switch, emailed Autodiagnos with problem hopefully they can correct thier software.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L traction valve VIN: SALTY14403
Vehicle sat while customer got another modulator when I got the new modulator battery was dead replaced battery, started vehicle no lights on, scanned, no codes, lights remained off. Lights have been off for 2 weeks now no problems. Sounds like a long hard res...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L seat occupant sensor VIN: WDBGA51G5W
Thanks everyone for the reply. Sorry about the delay in closing this request. Richard your right on the money someone else had said check the connector when I did I realized that the new one didn't have enough wires. I got the right one and removed the seat co...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L buzzer VIN: 3VWSA29M3Y
Thanks to all that replied. The lock mechanism fixed the problem. JOE
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRT29M81
Thanks too all that replied the problem was I did not check the fuel filter because the shop before me had replaced the filter twice in the last 8 months but after thoroughly inspecting all fuel related parts and voltage etc.I thought it would be wise to put h... Trouble codes: P0341.
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Door locks VIN: 3VWBM31Y04
Hi Guys, This head ache is finally gone! Just wanted to thank all of you for the time you took to reply. The problem actually ended up being a bad door harness on the passenger side. I would love to say that i found the problem but we sent it over to our local...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Stall VIN: 3VWRT71K96
Wow this one was nut's! We replaced the cam sensor, kept setting a code. Still would not start, flooding. Pulled v/c to check injectors, good. We changed oil and was able to start after battery unhooked overnight, but ran bad still flooding. After letting it I...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LW5543W
Bad connection at factory splice from green with red tracer to the red wires that go to the relays inside fuse box. Soldered connection instead of heat crimp. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P0445 (purge valve shorted), P0414 (air inj. valve shorted), P0447 (evap. vent circut open).
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2000 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start VIN: YV1TS94D1Y
Still does . Thanks for all the advice. I tried every one of the replys and still does it. Im still in confusion as to why , when i replaced the antenna ring it was perfect for 2 days. I mean perfect, no problems at all. i did replace it again , but this time ...
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