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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68E15
runs very rough and mil flashes at idle. runs fine with foot on brake and in gear if rpm is above 1100 rpm. MAF reads higher than alldata says it should at idle. checked power, ground and 5 volt ref. all ok. Replaced MAF with new bosch from aftermarket suppli... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0171
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L No Start, Misfire VIN: WBACC032XV
Cranking no start. Only 1 coil firing, checked ground signals from the computer to the coil only 1 so I replaced the computer with the immobilliser computer and keys to avoid any alignment issues. Now i have 2 coil signals right at the computer out of 4. Repla...
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1997 BMW 318i 1.9L Cuts out VIN: WBACC0324V
Jerks under hard load, mostly cold. Tried new cam sensor and mass air meter. Customer complained of vandalism in some fuel tanks w/ debries. None found. Far as we know he has been through at a tank of fuel since then. Are these ignition coils known for cuting ... Trouble codes: 27 (mixture idle), 15 (o2 aging), 80 (secondary air), 124 (air intake sensor), 112 (cam position sensor)
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3349Y
hey, i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is killing me. i replaced the throttle body for codes 172 signal, pedal travel sensor, potentiomenter 1/2, short circuit(in throttle) and 169 a9 engine throttle out put shutoff after dig, error. i dont now what those cades real... Trouble codes: 172 (169 -), 169
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2002 BMW 320i 2.2L Mechanical VIN: WBAET16010
This 320i has a high pitched squeal when cold while accelerating. It seems to be coming from the intake manifold area. I remember doing a 7 series PCV diafram a couple of years ago.Does anyone know if this 6 cylinder has the same system. Regards Andrew
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1990 Jaguar XJS 5.3L service VIN: SAJNW4846L
where is the fuel filter phisicaly located on this car?
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2005 Lotus Elise 1.8L Cuts out VIN: SCCPC11175
Greetings, I recently installed aftermarket cams. The car has been running great, pulls to redline in every gear. This engine is the same as found in '05 Toyota Celica GTS and Matrix models with the 2ZZ engine. Just recently the car has started "cutting-out" ...
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hard start VIN: WDBEA36E1N
This car has a low idle problem. To start the car I must step on the throttle enough to allow it to get some air. If I let off of the throttle after start it will usually idle at about 400rpm. It frequently dies. The electronic throttle assembly was replaced t... Trouble codes: 224 (Idle Speed Contact S29/3)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L coolant VIN: WDBRH81J33
So this car came in for a coolnt check, found oil in the coolant in the bottle. this car doesnt have an oil cooler on it so I was thinking an internal failure, just wondering if anyone else has seen this before on one of these2.6l v6 engines.
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2008 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec 3.0L navigation VIN: WDBUF22X58
i RESET THE OIL REMINDER IN THIS CAR AND NOW THE NAVIGATION AND TILT WHEEL DOES NOT WORK i CAN PULL THIS UP ON SCREEN AND IT SAYS OFF does anyone know how to turn this on ? Thanks for any HELP
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cuts out VIN: WMWRC33404
vehicle came in with complaint of intermitant cut out. when stopped vehicle will re start. only one misfire code. all other values look good. not to much info available for these cars. any help would be greatly appreciated. Trouble codes: P0301 (misfire cyl 1 under pending and current no mil)
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33494
Customer broke one m/t shifter cable, continued to drive in 5th to get car home. We replaced both cables and roadtest showed clutch slipping. Removed m/t and dual mass flywheel to find pressure plate side of friction disc at rivets. we want to replace the clut...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWRA81H5T
We have a Jetta here that we installed a timing belt and tensioner pulley on to begin with, because of a no start condition. There was a code in the comp when it arrived which had to do with the cam sensor, which is now gone, but when the car heats up it will ...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWCK21C51
Engine continues to overheat shortly after the thermostat opens.we've used a vacuum set up when filling the coolant and attempted to rebleed system with no luck. The first time we stared it after repair the fans cycled 3-4 times and then puked out of the over...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M61
vw tech, please help. this is a really tough one. car came in with a check engine light and epc light on, also loss power, jerk and cut off at idle. replace a lot of parts, still not able [...] fix. fuel pressure normal, throttle has been adapt, no coolant migrat... Trouble codes: P0102, P0139
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcc VIN: 3VWSB29MX2
This little car started out with no reverse so the trans was rebuilt. All was well till the first road test when the SES lite came on and had VW code 01192-no tcc lockup. The pcm and tcm have both had the basic settings reset. When driving the car after cleari...
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Misfire VIN: 9BWGK61J92
thank you all in advance. this v/w is kicking my butt. came in with cyl#4 misfire. we replaced plugs , installed new oe. wires & coil(all original). the car still ran bad, but now misfire went to cyl#1. got another plug for cyl#1. test drove & misfire now on c... Trouble codes: P0301 (cylinder 1 misfire), P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: YV1TS97D2X
full throttle and as engine reaches 4,000 to 5,500 rpm, vehical will lose acceleration and rpms will slowly drop to as low as 3,000 rpm and still with fuel pedal to the floor it will all of a sudden start accelerating and shift to the next gear and operate cor...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED64B91
Thanks for all replies & sorry for the delay. The problem is both turbos are wornout & the customer has decided to trade the car instead of repairing it. There were several replies that helped in determining this & thanks again. AB Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E 2.6L hard start VIN: WDBEA26D1K
Thanks for all your help! the fix was to replace the fuel pump relay. The td ckt through relay was the problem. After replacing the relay the tach came back and the check eng lamp went out, the vehicle also starts much better.terry from cali commented that the...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS55 AMG 5.5L dynamic seats,park assist VIN: WDDDJ76X16
Thanks for the reply,sorry for not closing sooner,this is personal car,work on it when we can,anyway,we got the seat pump working by installing a checkvalve inline,works good,dynamic seats are great,got the door panels off,must remove lower panel under armrest...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L blend door? VIN: 3VWCA21CXX
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES. FIRST A/C REPAIRS WERE MADE WITH AFTER MARKET PARTS. REPLACED AFTER MARKET EXPANSION VALVE WITH O.E. SQUEAL WAS GONE AS WELL AS BAD VIBRATION. AFTER MARKET EXPANSION VALVE MADE WRONG OR DEFECTIVE..NOISES GONE.
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2003 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L gas guage VIN: YV1TS92D23
l sender was knocked out of place. We went with used instruments. Choose not to have it programed. Roof still off line. Customer not happy. Thanks
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