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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L motor/clutch VIN: WAUDC68DX1
This is an odd one and we could really use some help on it . The car has a vibration that is related to engine rpm not drive line rpm . It varies in intensity with engine rpm and possibly engine temp. We pulled the belts and there was no change . The vibr...
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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B34
Engine in this Audi will not start until it is cranked 5 to 10 seconds. It will then start and usually restart without delay. Checked fuel pressure,hold and quantity and they all test within specifications. Checked for codes and found none. Checked cam positio...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L mileage/day VIN: WAUDF98E26
Hello, I hope there are some Audi techs out there that can help on this one. This A4 came in for an LOF. We reset the service lite with our VAG scanner but were unable to reset the mileage and day counter showing in the cluster. All it shows for both items is ...
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2008 Audi RS4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WUADU98EX8
This problem happens to the customer intermittently, he said its been going on for the past year. The light will come on and the P1923, (6435 in VAG) code is set. The dealer said it was a software update problem and installed new software, but this has not fix... Trouble codes: P1923
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1986 BMW 325e 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WBAAE5403G
Car came in with a miss at all speeds, found and repaired a cracked intake manifold gasket. Don't know if it was pre-existing or not but now it has a miss on acceleration. It idles fine but under any load it misses. Compression is OK for an old Bimmer with mos...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Auto Trunk Lid VIN: WBAGN63403
Hey there! This 7 series is starting to annoy us! So we fixed a window problem last week, and our customer showed up this morning to show us that the trunk lid soft close function is now inop. We are not sure if the window work we did is related to this new pr...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJHX624XV
Thanks in advance for your help. This car came in with a scraping noise on coast and when applying the brakes. It made the same noise when pulling the parking brake. Interestingly, the noise cannot be heard out of the car, only inside with the windows rolled ...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA01423
I Got This 2003 Jaguar S Type 4.2 Litre, came in with engine light is on & code p0442, I checked all hoses & harness connections no trouble found, smoke the vehicle & no leak was found.I replace the gas cap with new new from the dealer,clear codes & test drive... Trouble codes: 442 (Evap Code Small Leak)
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L battery VIN: WDBFA66E3M
replaced battery and alternator checked amp draw 0.40 amps battery is charged and then goes dead over night. there is no lights left on. and the car sits undisturbed. Help
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L ign lights VIN: WDC1404578
hi there i am haveing trouble with an s140,while driving vehicle if it starts to rain or mist vehicle ign lights will flash on and sometimes vehicle cuts out i have a star diagnostic only fault is air temp sen i have replaced ign switch(BOTH IGN BARRELL AND EL...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L No Start VIN: WDBNG70J4Y
I have a queston.When turning the ignition to run with out cranking is the fuel pump energised every time?This vehical only does it one time after cranking.If you cycle the ignition from off to run there is no signal to pump relay to activate pump.Is this norm...
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1998 Saab 900 SE Turbo 2.0L pedal feel VIN: YS3DF75N6W
hello techs, i need a little help. this saab came in a few weeks ago for a low/soft pedal. another one of the techs looked at it and said that the master cylinder was bad. when it came in this week it was given to me to change said master cylinder. afterwards ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L Vibration VIN: YS3DF78K81
This Convertable is on my last nerve. Car has vibration at 50 mph. Have replaced right inner axle, right outer axle, left outer axle, both front control arms, swapped wheels and tires from another Saab, all with no change. Vibration felt alot in seat but see n...
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2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T 2.0L Steering stability VIN: YS3FD59Y86
When tech was on road test, took sharp right turn, heard loud noise and "steering stabilizer" light came on (and now, few weeks later air bag light also but might be unrelated). We could not get codes, but took to dealer and got B015805, p082706, b386704, b26...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, lack of power VIN: 3VWRF29M6X
Customer states car lacks power at all times. Idles rough at all times. We found after start up and glow plug turn off car runs rough. We did injector test by Alldata standareds, found all injector nozzles plugged. replaced nozzles, same conditions. has alot o...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L air bag light VIN: 3VWRF71K96
hi all this car is difficult and we reached a point were we need help this code is for the belt buckle its a smart buckle that has a way to measure the belt force here is what we see when you seat on the passenger seat and look at data its show as an adult sea...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L rf window VIN: WBAGN63403
Okay, even though we were never able to duplicate failure that our customer described, (loud bang/pop noise), we finally found a damaged part. The regulator seems fine, (installed new OEM under warranty anyway), but we found that half of the splines on the mo...
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1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 1.9L Tune-up VIN: 1210108504
Valve lash .004"in / .008"ex cold(overnight cold) Plugs .028", Dwell 50deg, Base timing 9deg. After parts replacement & all adjustments the engine ran very poorly till we discovered (after rechecking valve lash ) that one of the air filter bracket mounting bo...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L panoramic roof VIN: WDBRN47J32
The replies were most helpful,thank you! We determined the plastic bits that broke are necessary for a wear surface and are only available with the guide rail assemblies. Quite an expensive repair and an irritating design! We replaced both guide rails (they co...
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2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3L Clutch VIN: YS3DP35G42
Thank you for your help. Most suggested replacing the clutch assembly including the hydraulic line. Many felt it was a problem in the pressure plate. We relayed this to our customer, but he has deferred any repair until it gets a bit worse. When he does ch...
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDB61E7X
I DOUBLED CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THAT I HAD VACCUM TO THE PUMP AND THAT CHECKED OUT OK.I THEN SUPPLIED MY OWN POWER AND GROUND TO PUMP TO SEE IF THE VACCUM WOULD GO THROUGH AND IT DID NOT.I ALSO MADE SURE THAT I DID HAVE POER GOING TO IT AND ECM CONTOLS THE GROU... Trouble codes: P1476.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L Alarm, immobilizer VIN: 3VWCD21C32
We have fixed the Alarm, half of the Problem. Car left and came back with the alarm going off randomly. It was raining. Also the rear hatch indicator on the dash was illuminated all the time. Removed rear hatch cover and found latch and connector heavily c...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Axles VIN: WVWSE61J13
Thanks to all ! Robert suggested a shop in CA. that offered shims or spacers for the mounts. I did call and they only offered stiffer mounts for racing apps. I did talk with a tech there and we determined that is was due to the car being lowered thus shortenin...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L wipers inop VIN: WVWAK73C06
about 75% of you hit this on on the head the hood has to be closed before the wipers will work, still kicking myself over this one. thank-you all for help.
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hard-start cold VIN: YV1LW5528R
A new fuel pump & filter fixed this car. The voltage at the fuel pump was ok- 11.5v during cranking. Don't understand why she didn't have this problem before. Thanks for all your help -Jerry
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Yaw Sensor VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Well, we sent this one off to the dealer. There was some disagreement as to whether we could replace the yaw sensor without reprogramming the system, so we let the dealer take care of it. There was pretty decent agreement that the problem was the yaw sensor ...
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