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2004 Audi S4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E54
Car came in for intermittent AC not blowing cold, while car was here MIL came on, we pulled these codes and then tested the sensors and both bank 1&2 sensors are working the same, we can not find a problem with bank 1 sensor but the codes return as soon as the... Trouble codes: P0130 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 Value of resistande too small), P2231 (O2 sensor bank 1 sensor 1 Signal circuit shorted to heater circuit)
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L First up shift VIN: WAUDF78E86
Upon initial take off from a stop, the vehicle exhibits a momentary shudder. It manifests itself more during the initial warm up stage, yet is intermittent. The selling dealer has been less than helpful while the customer is fretting about a car ready to come ...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L windows VIN: WBAHD9329R
car towed in starting not running,code for burgler alarm. check fueses #32&33 under the seat blowen,check all system find no shorts but intermitently burn the fueses,and so it wont start untill replace fues,ok for 3or4 days till fues gose bad.anybody has same ...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L entertainment system VIN: WBAGF82010
Car was jump started incorrectly by owner and blew a number of fuses.they replaced them and it went.Tv display went until they turned it off and since then has not worked. Everything else is going including display on dash.we have replaced the tv screen and th...
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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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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L battery draw VIN: WBANA73574
Car came in with intermittent dead battery complaint. Battery is new and charging system tests good. Parasitic draw will vary between 200 and 1500mA. Draw was traced to fuse #29 in the front fuse box. This fuse is listed to feed the safety and gateway module. ...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L hard start VIN: SAJHX6243V
Customer stated he has to crank the car for 40 seconds for 4 or 5 times before it will finally start and it will run good for a day or two before it will act up again. In the shop,Jag started 28 times out of 30 fine in the past 2 days. The other 2 times it sta... Trouble codes: P0335
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1991 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 2.5L Engine
Customer complained that the vehicle started vibrating when he decelerated right before he came to a stop. I drove the car and indeed there was a slight vibration. I opened the hood and found that I could duplicate the vibration by giving the engine some throt...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430 4.3L lifters VIN: 4JGAB72E91
We have this well maintained ml 430 in for a lifter noise. It was purchased 10,000 miles ago and had some noise then. Customer is very knowledgeable and a former auto tech forced to retire due to illness. He provided us with the bulletin recommending replaceme...
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2005 Mercedes-Benz G500 5.0L starter VIN: WDCYR49E83
customer left lights on and drain the battery, we replace the battery but when we tried to start it the car would not crank, all fuses are good. there is no signal from the switch to the starter solenoid and i got no wiring diagrams to check this system. any s...
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1991 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L r/r caliper VIN: YS3CL58MOM
not alot of info in mitchell on this car r/r caliper is still dragging slightly causing rotor to get hot have replaced hoses and calipers and bled per mitchell
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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWDB61E2X
I have a 1999 Volkswagon Cabrio. I cannot find how the computer determines why it should turn on the fuel pump relay while cranking so the vehicle will start. I bypass the relay and the vehicle will run. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 3VWSF29M7Y
Hello folks. Please help...this high mileage diesel came in diagnosed correctly elsewhere. There was no turbo boost and had code for same. No other driveability problems noticed other than low power.I installed a reman turbo (wastegate actuator seized...otherw...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B44
hello, having problems with evap on a passat. does anyone know if connector on leak detection pump should emit smoke while unpluged. i replaced pump for this problem but light came back on with p0442,p0455 again found new pump leaking at connector too same as ... Trouble codes: P0442, P0455
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GTI GLX 2.8L Misfire VIN: WVWPG21J51
Hello Volkswagen technicians, i have a problem with a customer's car. This car failed the smog check and the check engine light was on. The trouble code is P0306. It has cylinder 6 misfire. I checked the compression and cylinder 1 had 190 psi. Cylinder 2 had 1... Trouble codes: P0306
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Electronic VIN: 3VWDF71K95
I have this jetta 2.5 with a ticking noise in dash even if the hvac system is turned off. i have gotten down to recirc door motor. when the recirc button is on, all good. when you turn the system off,while the recirc on, the motor closes and then continues to ...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L battery VIN: 3VWST71K85
vehicle has a 2.1 amp drain in electrical system.all modules communicating with scaner. connect dvom meter ,set alarm retested after 5 hours still 2.1 amp drain. removed fuses one at a time. when removerd fuse 24 in battery fuse box amp drain went to .25 amp w...
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1996 BMW Z3 Roadster 1.9L Airbag VIN: 4USCH7327T
Thanks to those that responded. You confirmed my suspition that there's F.A. I could do! The car owner, a local BMW wrecker sent by a guy he had met that used to be a tech in Germany. He hooked up his laptop, diagnosed & repaired wiring problem under seat in a...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGF823WD
Well I'm embarassed. I knew that the check engine light had something to do with the transmission job. I asked my tech if the oxygen sensors were install correctly and he said they were. I checked for my self and sure enough the left side oxygen sensor were co... Trouble codes: 018 (oxygen sensor bank 2 before cat), 013 (oxygen sensor bank 1 heater before cat), 005 (oxygen sensor bank 2 heater before cat), 014 (oxygen sensor bank 1 after cat), 004 (oxygen sensor bank 2 after cat).
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5335X
Thank you so much for your replies. After removing the throttle body and the DISA valve I was able to see the crankcase vent valve under the intake had a vaccuum hose disconnected from it and the hose leading down toward the dipstick tube was broken off as wel... Trouble codes: 211 (idle actuator mech. jammed).
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37473
Oil had not been changed in 10k miles..I flushed the oil refilled with correct BMW synthetic and 1/2 quart amsoil atf..I drove 45 miles.codes did not return..advised customer to drive car for 500 miles. Trouble codes: P0011.
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: WBAET37434
Sorry I have been busy on other cars.All parts have been replaced as new all connections are good.I am trying to get information on throttle relearn.Until then I have no more information and no fix.Thanks to all who replied.I am learning more about BMW`s than ... Trouble codes: P1634.
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L right front VIN: 5UXFB53534
found fault to be in the DSC module and replaced module programmed module and problem had been fixed
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 4.2L vents VIN: SAJEA01U53
Replaced the control head in the dash to repair this one. Very expensive part. the signal going to the right side of the dual heater valve was correct but no signal out to the left side. I was told by someone at the dealer that when they have a customer that...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG 5.5L compressor? VIN: WDBFJF74JO
Hello Gent, Thank you all for the help. I was able to recover from the high side. I replaced the compressor,receiver drier,and expansion valve. I flushed the holy heck out of the systen found some minor particulate. Evac and charged the system. All was well,4...
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2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 4.0L radiator fans VIN: WVWUK63B83
We cleared the code, the fans went off and we have not had the code or symptoms come back. Customer has driven it for some time and no problem.
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