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2001 Audi TT Quattro 1.8L top is innoperative VIN: TRUUT28N91
We have this 2001 TT. The convertible top does not work. The switch tested good. It appears this vehicle does not use a top control unit. The switch signal goes to the central locking control unit and then to the relay on the pump. The switch tests good. If we...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUVC68E33
Hello, this one is for all the Audi/VW techs out there. This Audi came in on the tow truck with a dead battery. We charged the battery but all we could get was chatter when you turned the key. We ended up putting a new battery in it and it cranked over fine bu...
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUKF78EX6
Originally the car came in with a stumble and poor performance. We found the air filter pre-screen plugged and worn plugs. Cleaned the screen. Owner took car to dealer to see if they had any ideas. Dealer threw four new coils at it and sent him on his way. Cam... Trouble codes: P0300 (Misfire Recognized), P0302 (Cyl. 2 Misfire)
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Airbag VIN: 4USCH7327T
This car was crashed & rebuilt. It came in for safety inspection with airbag lamp on. I scanned with modis & got 8 codes! I cancelled these & got 9th, a code 34 "undocumented code". MOD does not list a code 34 for this car & very little info on this system at ...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8320W
check this one out.one of my friend/customers had this car towed in to my shop after it stalled on him afew days after he brought it home.it ran but it had coolant leaks,cam and knock sensor codes.i replaced cam,knock andair charge temp sensors,repaired all co...
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery Light VIN: WBADT63492
Ok BMW tech's i am stuck with this one. I got this Bmw in the shop. Lady drove, battery light, check engine, abs, traction control and transmission limp mode on. Radio would cut out and come back on. Checked charging system voltage @ idle and it's @11.6-12.7 v...
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1982 Mercedes-Benz 240D 2.4L Mechanical VIN: WDBAB23A1C
This vehicle came to us with a brake noise. THe usual suspects were the frozen caliper RH front and LH rear, replaced all brake parts, test drove, change engine oil and filters and released to customer. 2 days later the customer arrives with a complaint of lac...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDBEA32E2R
Ok lets start at beginning originally the ovp relay failed on this car so i bought a new one and installed it afterwards car started and ran fine. Then a couple of days later it started surging if you touch accelerator lightly between 1000 and 1500 rpm's and a...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.5L abc suspension VIN: WDBNG76J15
hello everyone, i have a biturbo s600 with abc system pressure too low, intermittently, system pressure is at 185psi, driving goes to 172 at the lowest on very bumpy roads, set the ride height and load calibration, r/f height voltage is slightly higher and out...
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1999 Other European ARNAGE 4.4L Suspension VIN: SCBLB51E9X
New owner of this Bentley brought car in for rattling in rear suspension to find out the top of shock tower was torn out we set to body shop for proper repair and replaced shock which was also damaged for car being driven on flat tire and car has a very harsh ...
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2001 Other European Arnage 6.7L Hesitation VIN: SCBLC31E31
I had posted on this car a few weeks ago thinking we had transmission issue we now think we have a engine hesitation and the customer interpreting that it is in transmission I was wondering if these engine have issues with TPS or anything else that would cause...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.3L ignition switch VIN: WPOAB0910E
this 911 has a bad ignition switch, the back of it comes loose aftr a couple of months then it wont start. the first switch we installed was an after market, the second was an oem brand. the back of these switches seems to push out of its housing at the back o...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WPOAA2995X
Car hesitates under acceleration, seems like its choking itself. Tring to figure out an accurate way to diag oil seperator on rear of engine. Intake vac at idle is around 17. Fuel pres ok. no vacuum leaks. Checked with smoke tool. When oil cap is removed, engi...
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1986 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L Stall VIN: WVWGA0169G
the cust stated the eng died wile driven and when restarted the eng will start but die out. when started cold will run for a short time and will die out. tested and found to be fuel related. will run when starting fluid is added to intake manifold. found the t...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan GL 2.5L No Start, Cuts out VIN: VW2ML0700P
Hi folks. First post. 1993 VW Eurovan came in on the hook for cranks, wont start. I checked for spark at #1 plug wire, weak spark. I then checked for injector pulse with a noid light, flashes bright a few times then flashes dimly. Cold start valve does not fla...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L radiator fans VIN: WVWUK63B83
The vehicle came in with the fans running all the time and of course the temp guage wouldn't go up to the normal range. We found codes P2181 and p1660 we cleared the codes and test drove every thing worked fine. Has anybody run ito this before or seen common p...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
Hello Techs, I have this Passat that I can't get imformation using mitchell on demand for the above codes(MOD only goes up to code 2138).The car is running good,the only thing that is not working right is temp gauge it moves up just a little,on global scan it ... Trouble codes: P2181 (cooling system performance), 18062 (check diagnostic trouble code memory of the instrument cluster), 18613 (not available), 01039 (this is IPC code ECT Sensor)
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2006 Audi A3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: WAUHF78P26
AFTER DOING MORE RESEARCHING, FOUND OUT FROM LOCAL DEALERSHIP THE ROLLOVER VALVE IN THE GAS TANK IS FAULTY.SO WHEN YOU FILL THE GAS TANK 3/4 OR MORE IT SUCKS THE FUEL THRU THE PURGE VALVE CAUSING IT TO FLOOD OUT & NOT START.THE PROCEEDURE TO CORRECT THE PROBLE... Trouble codes: P0171, P0507.
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1988 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 3.6L Dash VIN: SAJKL1647J
First of all thanks to Steve & Bob for sharing their experience with this cluster. Yes it would self excite with RPM but it took over 3000. If battery voltage got down this would not always work so you had to rev it up cold. This guy's 77 years old! I pulled c...
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1999 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: WDBJF25H7X
Thanks for all the help guys, I think we can call this one fixed. We replaced the K40 relay and the car has not had a problem since then. Our biggest problem was finding out how the computer was receiving power, as always you guys, specifically the first reply... Trouble codes: P1220, P1223.
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1984 Volkswagen Rabbit (Car) L 1.6L Rear wipers VIN: 1VWEG0170E
Wow. We found that the rear wiper wiring had been a workaround wired directly to the fuse panel with an inline fuse. We replaced the combo switch a second time with an upgrade and wired it up again with the switch in the circuit and it works "on demand" but do...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L low heat VIN: WVWGG83A3T
Thank you to the quick replies and spot on advice and tips. Although I chose to sandwich the flaps with Gorilla brand duct tape, instead of the methods stated, the result was the same. By filling in the holes in the flap it's function was restored, and the c...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L timming mark on flywheel VIN: 3VWRP69M01
The only mark I could find is on the front metal cover behind the balancer as mike and bruce both said. thanks for the help
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