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2001 Audi A4 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WAUJC68E52
Good afternoon everyone I have an 01 Audi A4 that was towed in because the low oil warning light was on. We performed a manual oil pressure test and the pressure was 60 psi. We tryed a new switch and it made no difference and when the car runs there is no nois...
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2003 Audi A4 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUJC68E33
I am trying to reset the basic settings on a 2003 Audi A4 for the throttle. When I bring up group 60 under basic settings I get an error message under group 4 where the normal display is "adaptation running" or "adaptation complete". I have two hard faullts fo... Trouble codes: P1568 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Mechanical Malfunction.), P1579 (Throttle Valve Control Module. Adaptation not started.)
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Sunroof VIN: WBAGH83461
Car came in w/complaint of water getting in glove box and right passenger floor. Some times on the drivers floor, too.This happens after carwash or hard rain. Traced to sunroof, front drains not flowing. This is a long time customers car and is very well cared...
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L ABS, Cruise Control VIN: YS3ED58E7X
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your help. We've got one of them 'head-scratchin' problems with this SAAB. We got the car from another dealer as partially repaired. It has been struck by lightning, and had the usual SAAB problems with the previous owner no...
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1984 Volkswagen Quantum GL 2.2L Cylinder Head VIN: WVWGB0333E
We are looking for a cylinder head and we are not having any luck, the old one is rotted out (not repairable) from the vehicle sitting too long...any knowledge of where to get one is appreciated.
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1997 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, NO CODES VIN: 3VWAA81E8V
car will idle normal when first started 3 to 5 minutes, idle then begins to get rough, then car will stall, spark good and continues as engine dies, fuel pressure remains steady as car stalls, i unpluged 1 injector and inserted noid light, car never stalled wi...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Alarm, immobilizer VIN: 3VWCD21C32
Initial Problem was that the engine starts revs up then Dies. Dealer did several things without improvement. That has not happened for a while. Now alarm goes off by itself. We have not duplicated either complaint. With Luanch scantool in Central Control Modul...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c VIN: 3VWRT71K06
Hello, i got this jetta sublet to me from a local body shop minor front end damage, condensor was replaced and system charged to proper level. I have no cooling at all, compressor has no clutch (varaible) cooling fans dont come on with a/c. Scan for codes show...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L reverse lights VIN: YV1SZ58D91
New customer brought this well- maintained vehicle in for complete timing belt job and also requested we check his inop reverse lights. Not as simple as we had hoped. The lights are controlled on the CAN network at the Rear Electronic Module (REM). Backup ligh...
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2009 Volvo S40 2.4i 2.4L Cooling Systems VIN: YV1MS38209
I am trying to find an adapter to pressure test the cooling system on the late model Volvos with the new style coolant cap. I have not been able to find a part number to call SPX with. I just spoke with SPX and they were unable to verify anything in there cata...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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1997 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L reverse VIN: WAUCB88DOV
thanks to all who responded the car seems to have been fixed, the problem was an oil leak above the connector harness alowing oil and water to enter both the speed sensor snd the range switch plugs. we had to work hard to seal them up good but problem is gone ...
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2001 Audi S4 2.7L differential VIN: WAURD68D71
Thank you group for the help. You were all correct. After I installed a german Lobro brand,I noticed right away,that the problem was fixed. The bottom line is on these high performance rocket ships,you cannot try to save on your parts by buying cheaper ones,bu...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM3344Y
I want to thank you for taking the time to write. It was indeed the O2 sensors hooked up backwards. It runs great now and the vibration at 60-65 is gone. It must have been the engine running poorly that was vibrating through the car. It sure felt weird. I al... Trouble codes: P0150 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 2 Sensor 1).
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i 3.0L rear hatch VIN: 5UXFA13585
AFTER REMOVING THE TWO RELAYS INVOLVED IN THE REAR HATCH STARTED WORKING WHEN THEY INSTALLED BACK.DONT KNOW IF THERE WAS A CONNECTION PROBLEM OR IF BODY MODULE REBOOTED.TO BE SAFE WE REPLACED BOTH RELAYS AND 2 DAYS LATER ITS STILL WORKING
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1990 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJHY1748L
Sometimes it's the dumbest things that give us headaches. I closely inspected the distributor cap, and noticed that all the oxidation was on one side of each post. I twisted the distributor in that direction (advanced it)about 15 degrees and hurray! the prob... Trouble codes: FUE1, 46 (idle air circuit fault.), FUSE, 5 (denotes blown fuse 5 havent found it yet.).
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WMWRE33443
Thanks for all of your interest and taking the time. The vehicle is fixed and we are stuck with a new DME that we bought...so if anyone needs one we have one. We reset the adaptations and we were able to reset the codes and the light is off. The customer is ve... Trouble codes: 2096 (Oxygen Sensor bank 1 short curcuited to positive).
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 2.5L Mechanical VIN: JF4GG61685
Thanks to all who replied, It appears we over looked a plugged air filter. After replacing it and the customer driving 900 miles it has not used any oil. My theory is that the pcv needs venting or it will try and suck the oil out of the case. The breather goes...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M32
Well everyone was right on target with this one. The cat was replaced and the codes haven't reappeared. I informed the customer that his O2s should be replaced but his finances say they will have to wait. Usually with other vehicles there's normally another re... Trouble codes: P0420.
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L multible warnings VIN: 3VWRE69M93
Hey Gang, Thanx for all the intput. the ABS module was dragging the bus down causing the throttle to only open 20%. The guy is still up in the air about the fix...but our job is done. Thanx again - Bernie
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2005 Volkswagen Touareg 4.2L Stall VIN: WVGCM77L65
It seems i was correct in my diagnosis. I was reluctant to purchase the pump until i verified my findings since my experience with these vehicles is limited. Much thanks to Brian from Illinois. I Quote him, "YES!!! Right side fuel pump supplies fuel to run. Le... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
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