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1998 Audi A4 2.8L Lighting VIN: 214MNJ145M
I am working in a 98 Audi A4, 2.8 engine, 5 speeds, and I am having a electrical problem, the wiper, signal lights, and head light are not working, I already check the fuses, but I didn't heck the relay, Could you tell me where is that relay located on those v...
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2007 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L Mechanical VIN: WAUEV74F47
Customer had to make a panic stop and it barely slowed down. I drove the car and when doing a normal light pedal stop it felt perfect. But when slamming on the brakes even at 10mph the pedal became rock hard and was about 1/2 the braking power. Even doing a me...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET374X3
Took over two months for code to return with no drivabilty concerns. Engine idles almost to smoothly. Searched IATN and all data with no results. Unable to find a meaning for a DTC with a letter in the last didg. Smoke tested intake with no leaks found. No cha... Trouble codes: P111F (Manif. Control fuel air metering......... Crankshaft rationalty)
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 107.044-12
Good morning all, we have here a 1973 (11/72)(vin [...]) Mercedes Benz 450SL that has a misfire/hesitation just off idle. Can duplicate problem consistently on the hoist, as well as driving. Problem only seems to occur hot. Problem will occur at ab...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WDBFA76E6S
Can you please help me find the correct wiring from the electronic throttle actuators to the connectors or harness. A previous repair (by someone else) was done replacing the color coded wiring with incorrect colored wires and cutting the connector off where i...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL on VIN: WPOAA2998X
We have run into this code before (PO446) and a canister shut off valve takes care of the problem. This one has decided to buck the system. So we have run extensive tests on every component and tube ETC. The pressure sensor checks OK..the valve is new and work... Trouble codes: P0446
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1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: WVWBB5156P
vehicle came in for died while driving and stall on accel.Once in the shop vehicle runs extremely rough and dies as soon as you touch the throttle.ran compression test-passed,found lots of fuel in cylinders and crankcase. ohms checked and noid checked injector...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L cooling fans and compresser VIN: 3VWSC29M61
hello to all techs out there.i've got this jetta with no compreesser clutch engagement or cooling fans.i replaced the high pressure switch and the fan control module.checked all fuses no melting at batery box.checked all pins at fc module none pushed back.what...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta GL TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWSR61J15
Help VW Techs! This VW sets faults 17058(p0674) and 17057(p0673) glow plug circuit fault # 3 and 4 cylinder) after 2 drive cycles.We are the second shop on this on ( the dealer did the glow plug and ecm software update and when the check engine light came back...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard-start cold VIN: YV1LW5528R
Hi folks, I just finished replacing a leaking head gasket on this car. I performed a complete tune-up & replaced a clogged radiator, thermostat & water pump. The car runs great,overheating problem solved. However on 1st start, even in warm weather it is a real...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2005 Audi S4 4.2L Input shaft VIN: WAUPL68E35
Thanks for the input. I may not have described this well enough. This nut is on the clutch spline end of the input shaft. It is a triple square and does appear to have a special socket to reach the approximately 310 millimeters from the end of the shaft. The l...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L limp home mode VIN: WBABS32080
thanks to all who replied, trans was fualty, converter lock up would slip and cause limp home mode to engage, very hard to pick up on when driving as limp home would engage before an obviuos fault was felt, many thanks.
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L Cooling Systems VIN: WBAGN63442
well, between the block and the timing cover (lower) there is a seal, which seals the primary water pump coolant feed to the engine. the timing cover is in between the wp and block, when this blows out, it fills this cavity and exits the engine through the 1/...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L timing chain VIN: WDBHA22E8T
Thanks for all the responses. It turns out i had everything done right. After looking it all over and over and over again. I thought the noise was in the lower end of the chain or a guide. I decided to run it a while and see if the noise worked it self out...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0AA2994X
WELL I JUST WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THOSE WHO REPLIED, THE CUSTOMER BY THE WAY SUPPLIED AL [...] THE PARTS TO US FOR THESE REPAIRS, HE GAVE US SPARK PLUGS THAT WERE NGK WITH SINGLE GROUND ELECTRODES. WE FOUND A BULITEN THAT STATED ONLY OE SPARK PLUGS WITH THE 4 G...
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L rf window VIN: WVWMD63B7X
HELLO, I WANT TO SAID THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT GAVE THEIR OPINION THAT LEAD TOO THE FIX. FOLLOWING YOUR ADVISE I RE CHECK THE WIRING AND FOUND 1 THAT WAS CORRODED (RED/BLUE), ALSO THE CONFORT MODULE WAS BAD. AGAIN THANK YOU ALL.
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L tcc VIN: 3VWSB29MX2
Well after the transmission was removed no fewer then 4 times the problem has been found. Rodney was a huge help as he explained how the trans logrithms work and it turned out that the rebuilder was installing the wrong gear ratio. This is a very common probl...
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1982 Volvo 244 DL 2.1L No Start VIN: YV1AX4920C
Thank you to all that replied. We found several vacuum leaks to include all the injectors, the fuel distributor, and another one under the intake that we could not see. The customer decided he did not love his car enough to fix it so he towed it home so I do n...
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1990 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start, Hesitation VIN: YV1AA8849L
The fix ended bring a faulty ecm as first diagnosis. Due to the fact that I got two dead used one is by chance due to the age of the vehicle and the cost of a new one, cost more than the car. Most suggest to check for power and faulty grounds. Thanks for every...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L download software VIN: YV1TS97D1X
Well, I tried... A lot of good responses and I have definitely learned something, but I have not been able to do anything with two used ECMs sent to me by our local used parts supplier. These guys are generally pretty professional and have always sent us good ...
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