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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WAUAF68E56
Hi and thanks in advance. I have this 2006 audi a4 2.0l turbo that came into my shop for an engine noise. The noise is coming from the back of the head and it sounds like a loose timing chain. I took the compression to make sure no valve springs where broken a...
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Surge VIN: WBABJ7326W
cat converter was replaced along with both o2 sensors car runs very sluggish at cold startup,but after reaching operating temperature it runs great.dme was inspected and found no problems at this time,also changed o2 sensors around and did not change any readi... Trouble codes: 79 (o2 sensorheater after cat)
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2003 BMW Z4 2.5i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT33483
Hi IATNs , We just gave the car back to the cust. and of course it acted up again. Intermittent it won't rev up if you accelerate quick. So you've to give gas slowly.The car won't die but you hear it misfires and of course DME cuts off fuel. When it happens CE... Trouble codes: 5E14 (CAN connection to DME), 5E19 (CAN data error from DME), 5E1A (CAN data error), 5E18 (CAN data fault from DME)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37473
Hello, Have a clean 2003 BMW 325i, has code PO-0011 Camshaft position solenoid bank A open circuit..I can clear code but comes right back. Wiring from computer to both camshaft solenoids are okay. All fuses are okay. Related issue is none of my scanners will c... Trouble codes: P0011
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L failsafe program fault VIN: SALME11443
Hello and thanks for any tech tips in advance.I have a 2003 Range Rover 4.4L HSE that is going in to failsafe intermittently .I can drive for 15miles and have no problem and I can drive for half a mile and the failsafe program will display on messageboard.I sc...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
This is a 203.747, 2dr sport coup with panoramic roof. At the rear of glass roof are two links attached to the guide rails. They are up when the roof is closed, lower into the track as the roof opens. I think they control the bellows seal on each side. These l...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L battery VIN: WDBSK75F33
did a test on the car for the rear battery with a fluke in series when you hook it up the car cosumes 2.5 amps after 30 seconds it goes down to 1.25 amps and then another 20 secons to 750 milliamps them to 15 second later 560 milliamps and then it take about 2...
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1996 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3VWRA81HXT
MIL will illuminate for misfire codes on cyl's 2 & 3, with very intermittent rough idle noted. The customer had complained of poor running on the freeway at times but I haven't experienced it. It does seem to have a slight "bump" in the idle most of the time, ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cyl 2 miss), P0303 (cyl 3 miss), P0300 (random miss)
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M41
aloha techs, i have this jetta i pull the valve cover, timing marks are ok, tensioner is up, could it be a weak chaine tensioner coasing this code, had any one run into this code, car runs great. thanks in advance. ariel Trouble codes: P0012 (bank 1 camshaft adjustment not riched), 16396 (bank 1 camshaft adjustment not riched)
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Axles VIN: WVWSE61J13
Everyone thanks in advance! This car started with bad cv boots and the problems have compounded since. The parts store had a note when we ordered the axles that mounts and worn front end parts could cause vibration . When we replaced the axles we did get said...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L shifts VIN: 3VWCD21Y73
I was wondering if anybody has seen this problem.We put a guage on the K1 port and pressure is fine cold but when it gets warm pressure rises slow and has a double bump engagement. We cant buy any solenoids individually. You have to buy the whole valve body.Th...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS557W1
Hi guys! car comes in for exhaust leak,cat broken off at neck,replace converter,ck engine light comes on po133 and po140.as far as we know there were no previous problems.both oxygen sensors were replaced the front sensor seems to be OK rear sensor will not re... Trouble codes: P0133, P0140
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L Noise VIN: YV1SZ58D31
Sunroof has a little anoying rattle,push up on glass and go's away,screws are tight. Have seen this on many late model P-2 body styles now. My question is if anyone has corrected this and what is needed to fix it. Attaching brackets or brackets and guides? How...
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1984 Audi 4000 S 1.8L cam timing VIN: WAUFA0815E
Hi again to all in IATN land. I'm a prime example of a guy with CRS. Thanks so much to all who replied. George, Jerry, and John hit it right. Somedata had it wrong. After re timing the cam with the mark on the BACK of the sprocket, the car got happy. Hats off ...
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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L Battery VIN: TRUUT28NX1
Thanks again to all who provided their expertise in trying to help me find the problem. Everyone suggested excellent fixes or culprits but none seemed to fix the draw . The customer opted to have a relay installed that would activate the cluster when started. ...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Excessive Emissions, VIN: WBADD6321W
Thanks for the help. I had replaced pcv valve & hoses before posting. Passage through valve clogged up with debris.NO more problems.
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SDL 3.0L Radio VIN: WDBCB25D4G
Thanks for the many helpful replies. I called the MB dealer and this car requires the special key to recode the radio. I had a similar experience on an 89 so it appears that at least 86-89 require the special key. On the 89 the code didn't hold so ended up rep...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L gauges VIN: WDBJF55F5V
Thanks to DON, JOEL, SETH, MIKE and SLEIMAN, The five replies we got aim us to cluster replacement and they even give us the information to beckman technologies, we just receive the cluster back from them, fast and good service, we installed and probelm solve....
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L remote release VIN: WDBN670J92
well nobody gave me the answer i needed so i had to go over to the local benz dealer and talk to the elect tech , the red lamp is to come on anytime the trunk is open or asked to open, the only way they help me i had to take the car over and put on the diag ma...
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1998 Porsche Boxster 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: WPOCA2982W
thanks to all reply's-it appears motor out to change the gasket mentioned, i had cut off old gasket/replaced with new gasket at water pump change. we secured all fasteners going to larger housing and seepage stopped-so still not sure what the job would entail-...
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L turbo? VIN: YS3ED48EOY
Sorry for the delay on this post,I have fixed the car.We put a used turbo on the car and it took care of the problem.I didnt want to go with a used turbo but that was the customers decision.Thanks for the help Ryan.
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