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2004 Audi A8 Quattro L 4.2L Cuts out, Stall VIN: WAUML44E84
Hello to everyone; I have a A8L here that will start with no problem and then stalls after 30 seconds. It will start right back up as if nothing has happened. It will do it everytime, run for 30 seconds then die and restarts immediately as if nothing was wrong...
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2004 Audi A4 1.8L lights,horn, wipers VIN: WAUJC68E24
Hello Audi Techs The lights, horn, alarm, windshield wipers go on and off intermittently, also sometimes even with ignition off headlights will come on, I notice that the hazard lights switch will stay lighted after shutting off car. It is possible that the pr...
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1989 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAD2303K
any help from the bmw techs out their would be great. have a 89 325i crank no start, no injector pulse. spark is good and fuel pump pressure is good. can start and run with break clean. have battery voltage to injectors but no ground from mcu. has been to anot...
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1999 BMW 540i 4.4L elaectrical shuts off VIN: WBADN6330X
car came in with customer stating that the car completely shuts down while driving. not just a stall, but the whole car goes dark. out of the blue all of the electrical goes dead and the car stalls out. after 5 or 10 minutes, she puts the key in the ignition a...
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 3.6L Dash VIN: SAJKL1647J
I had this Jag dumped on me; I try to avoid stuff like this. I have found little information on MOD, and what I've found hasn't been acurate eg. load dump module is under air cleaner on left fender not right. What's aparently happening is no feed on wht/grn wi...
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2000 Jaguar XJR 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA15B1Y
Thanks for any help I get. I dont normally do alot of work w jaquars, but this is a regular and has just bought it so I told him I take a look. I also don't have alot of equipment for this one. The vehicle idles super poor shaking whole car you can watch the r... Trouble codes: 300 (plus 301 to 308 all cylinders misfire), 1316 (ign misfire detected)
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Headgaskets? VIN: SALMF154X6
Vehical came in overheating,low on coolant, replaced bad PSI cap & bled system. Went on extensive multiple test drives & could not get to reacure. finally did & shut off 2 minutes later & temp gauge shows normal . dealer checked out & said nothing wrong iniati...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L Reduced Power VIN: 4JGAB54E0W
Vehicle feels like it enters a limp-home mode after hard acceleration. Check Engine lamp comes on and DTC 129 is stored in the transmission control module indicating a loss of throttle position data to the transmission control module from the pcm. I can read t... Trouble codes: 129 (Throttle position signal from ECM to TCM missing)
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1993 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Theft module VIN: 3VWRL21H6P
Thanks in advance. This is an awesome site. Customer had car towed in for a no crank condition. Car is rough and not worth too much so I have to be as conservative with money as possible.They mentioned before the no crank that security would trip off at times ...
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1999 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WV2NH2709X
replaced egr per customer request, code still resets. Has good flow at pipe to egr, vac sol working, engine will exhibit poor idle with egr manually open, egr temp reading does drop very slowly to about 1.5 to 1.9 V. Any help appreciated. Trouble codes: P0400
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L poor acceleration VIN: 3VWCD21C91
We have this 01 Beetle that intermittently turns on the Electronic Power Control (EPC)warning lamp.When this light is on the car does'nt want to respond to the accelerator pedal properly.I understand this light is the malfunction indicator lamp for the (E-GAS)... Trouble codes: P0221
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L crank circuit;power windows no dash output VIN: WVWPH63B71
codes 17974 18011 18010
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.9L Valve timing
Hi guys/gals and those VW specialist a few days ago ,i post about valve interfernce on this 1.9TDI engine.Now i need some help to do this right.I got the block from VW w/o the timing belt,so i order T-belt kit,and all the gasket,bolts as needed to a complete s...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L sudden acceleration VIN: WVGCM67L84
Vehicle was towed in. Customer complained that the car took off when she touched the gas pedal while parking. We haven't been able to duplicate. Drives fine. No codes, no buletins, nothing obvious. It's been my experience that this situation is usually caused ...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, Coolant on coil VIN: WVWEK73C06
Pulled cylinder one plug to swap with another cylinder, trying to isolated the miss to the coil. Found bottom third of coil wet with coolant. Coolant seems to have risen to a high enough level to completely submerge spark plug. However, the coolant was not the... Trouble codes: P0300 (Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0301 (Cylinder One Misfire)
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L alternator VIN: WAULD64B84
THANK-YOU FOR YOUR REPLIES...WE INSTALLED ANOTHER REMAN. BOSCH ALTERNATOR AND WARRANTIED THE AC DELCO BATTERY...(ALTHOUGH IT TESTED GOOD)...FOUND NO FURTHER PROBLEMS...THANK-YOU. GUYS...BRYAN
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L No Start VIN: WDBAD12942
Most replies suggest preliminary checks, which was check out already. Main concern was service engine light does not come on at all. obd2 scanner is not communicating with dme. Used dealer lot need vehicle back, since it was sold. Customer told to dealer for...
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2000 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Conv. Top VIN: SAJGX2040X
After going through many paces and talking to techs at dealers, there seems to be a couple of likely causes for the problem. There is a micro switch board above the center latch. If it does not give a good signal it can cause the rear windows not to work pro...
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2004 Mini Cooper S 1.6L dual mass flywheel VIN: WMWRE33494
thanks to all who replied, on everyones advice, we convinced the customer to replace dual mass, dowel pins and throw-out bearing support sleeve. new clutch disc, pressure plate and release bearing. all back together, works like new. thanks
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2001 Rolls Royce BENTLY ARNAG 6.7L Cooling Systems VIN: SCBLC31E41
Speacial Thanks To Don [...] to help me in this matter. The Fix was a blown head gaskets replace both gaskets & that took care of the issue Thanks again
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWTH63B42
Thanks to all that replied. John [...] both sent very detailed, helpful messages. We have delt with this code repeatedly (also common to BMWs), but this time the cause wasn't obvious. Unfortunately our Snap On 'brick' was unable to activat... Trouble codes: P1423, P1411.
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI 2.0L heater VIN: WVWME63B65
Thanks to all who replied.. I ended up vigorously flushing the system and the heater core seperatley. installed a new oem thermostat and now we have heat...thank you...W
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L a/c VIN: 3VWRT71K06
Ok after further checking i again verified outside temp data and pressure switch data both good values, pressure switch data matched manuel gague reading. 4bar=60psi. And temp data was correct. NOTE: group 004 must have both unfiltered temp and regulated temp(...
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