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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Compression VIN: WAUEH5484Y
My daughters car. She blew up the engine at 73,000. She stuffed a rod through the block. I replaced the short block and built it with high quality parts, redid the heads, etc.. I top notch rebuild. Has been running perfectly ever since. She parked it in the ga...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: WBAAM3349Y
i guess i closes this ticket too soon. i have a 2000 bmw 323i that is not only eating my lunch, but breakfast and dinner are in trouble. this car came in with code p1542 signal pedal travel (in thrttl) pot. 1 short circuit. i replaced throttle per tsb for the ... Trouble codes: P1542
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2000 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L door handles VIN: WBAFB3340Y
Need some help with this BMW X5 4.4i I don't work on these very often. Door handles are inop. Removed the door panels to inspect assembly. Everything seems to be okay but when pulling handle from the outside it feels very loose like a spring is broken. while p...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L limp home mode VIN: WBABS32080
Hi all, need some help, car and trans drives good, occasionally goes into limp home mode, our snap on scanner says code 049 Gear control monitoring. Can anyone expand a little on that, I have not been able to find a similar fault in the fix database and have y...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L temperature VIN: WBAFA53541
hi guys, ben here from hong kong auto service. i have this bmw x5 in the shop, and the gauge says it's overheating at idle with the heater off in the car. if i turn the heater on as it begins to overheat it goes to normal. we tried a new thermastat,fan clutch,...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L rf window VIN: WBAGN63403
Hello out there! We have a problem 745Li that just won't go away. Car came in originally for a failed RF window regulator. We got a 'World Source' regulator from Worldpac, the regulator failed 3 weeks later. The second regulator we installed was a OEM regulato...
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2008 BMW 128i 3.0L rear tires VIN: WBAZL73588
Hello,I have this good customer with a 2008 BMW 128I convertible that wears the rear tires after 3500 miles.They are not wearing unevenly and he is a pretty conservative driver. He is still in warranty and the local dealer has told him they are wearing due to...
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4.0L engine VIN: SALJY1248X
We have installed an engine in this disco from a 2001 truck. When trying to start it acts as the plug wires are in the wrong location, spits back thru the intake, and pops out the exhaust. Swapped over all the injection and ignition from the early engine to th...
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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 1.9L Tune-up VIN: 1210108504
Looking for tune-up specs for this old MBZ incl valve lash. Thanks in advance, Russ
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4JGAB75E52
hello need help with this veh have no real info in identifix or mitchell,info on code and flow chart would be nice.did basic inspection of system found nothing obvious! Trouble codes: P0446 (evap vent control circuit)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz c200 kompres 2.0L power steering pump VIN: WDC2030422
Thanks in advance. The symptom is such, engine at idle(in gear or neutral) steering feels normal from centre until it reaches 1/2 turn from full lock (same goes for left and right lock) then becomes heavy all the way to the end. If i bring the rev's up to 1500...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz C32 AMG 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF65J43
customer states that the car has a very rought idle at cold start. Once the car gets warmed up, it runs ok at speed, but still has a bit of a rough idle. when cold, it will run rough and then it will "rev" on its own about 2500 rpm, then slows down and runs be... Trouble codes: P2007
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L air ride VIN: WDBUH65J34
Good Afternoon Guys and Gals This wagon came in with the complaint of the right rear sagging after the car sits for a few hours.I attached a test hose that I made up to test the S class struts and tried to air up the air bag but it would not take air. Looking...
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLS 1.8L 2-3 Shift VIN: WVWDH21J0Y
Hello group, Our customer asked us to test drive his GTI for a transmission slip between 2-3. We confirmed the problem and referred him to a local independent trans shop. He suggested our customer see a VW dealer as he doesn't work on German cars. The dealer i...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L mil lamp VIN: 3VWSA69M84
mil lamp on . everthing works fine and engine runs fine.. 1 code found 19503 can not find mention of this code any where.. when codes are cleared this one comes right back...help vw techs...
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2008 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Steering sensor VIN: 3VWRM71K18
Dear friends Hi! I have this 08 jetta,with a steering light in the das)h, check steering assist module ( 44) & found code 778 for the steering angle sensor.Once there is no way to physically test the sensor(its mounted deep bellow the clockspring in the steeri...
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1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L airbag light VIN: ZARB42N9M6
Thank you to marlon from texas for the info. Turns out I could not get it to spit out codes because the procedure in the manual is WRONG. There is a TSB about this. You have to ground the blue/black wire BEFORE you turn the ignition on. Then it will flash...
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULT64B64
WANT TO START BY THANKING THOSE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO REPLY.MOST SUGGESTED A BAD SENSOR AND ACTUATOR. WE REPLACED THE CAM SENSOR ON BANK 1 AND THE ACTUATOR ON BANK 2 DROVE THE CAR FOR A COUPLE DAYS IT RAN WELL AND HAD NO MORE CHECK ENGINE LITE Trouble codes: P1998 (friction too high), P1552 (camshaft position actuator a bank 2 malfunction), P0341 (cam sensor a bank 1 open circuit).
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Shifts VIN: WAUDT74FN0
Sorry guys, I did not repair the vehicle. I found out that there are no parts avalible for this trans. I wanted to replace the valve body. I could only get a NEW trans directly from Audi. I pitched the customer aa 8K trans and he said no! Good luck everyone! ...
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Fuel Tank Imbalance VIN: WBAEV53463
Thank you for everyones help. It was the after market fuel filter. I hooked the motorvac to the engine so I could run it with the fuel sending unit out of the right side. With the after market filter there was very little flow from the jet pmup. I installed th...
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2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Charging VIN: SAJDA24C71
Thanks to Larry, Robert and Brian for replying to my request. Robert and Brian were right about the bulkhead connector by the right front strut. Cables going into the stud were loose. They were arcing and melted some of the plastic surrounding it. I cleaned up...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L radio VIN: WMWRH33546
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK THE TIME TO RESPOND, DAVID FROM QUEBEC HAD THE MOST USEFULL INFO AND TOLD ME THAT THE VIOLET / BLUE WIRE ON THE BACK OF THE RADIO WAS POWERED UP WITH KEY OFF THAN CHECK FOR SHORT TO POWER IF NO POWER WITH KEY OFF THAN THE RADIO WAS...
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2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WP1AA29P15
Thanks to all who responded! Most were on the right track with a fuel pressure issue, and David nailed it on the head. We don't see too many of these things, and haven't seen either a Cayenne or Touareg do this so I got a bit of analysis paralysis at first. ...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WVWMA63BXX
Thanks to all that responded, Hard to believe but the snap-on Modis fixed this car. One click of a button to relearn the throttle and the car runs like a dream. Now, I know I've had Vws towed in for dead batteries and alternators and never had this problem. Is... Trouble codes: P1545.
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L monitor not ready VIN: 3VWRF71K86
Thank you all for your help, all what customer was concerned about is to pass state inspection. Car did pass with one monitor not set, i did n't have chance to experiment with basic setting. Customer needed car , it has been gone for a week did n't hear back o...
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2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSF71K87
Hello!Thank you every one for replies! i check everything what you suggest and i found 2 wires on LDP connector(pin1 & pin2) was revesed places.Fix that & code never come back.Thank you! Trouble codes: P2404 (Evap Emiss. System Leak Detection Pump Sens Circuit Range/Performanse).
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