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1998 Audi A6 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUAA24B0W
Okay, well I have this 30 valve 2.8 A6 audi with a misfire code for all cylinders on Bank 2. Codes come back once vehicle has been warmed up and driven for a few blocks. Vehicle must be driven under light or heavy acceleration. There are no symptoms felt behi... Trouble codes: P1392 (Cam sensor b2 intermittent open/short to power), P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (Misfire cyl. 4), P0305 (Misfire cyl. 5), P0306 (Misfire cyl. 6)
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L No Start VIN: WBABE6329S
hi techs,this unit has a hard time starting when cold,ecm light is on but we can not retrieve the code,5 times pusing the throttle will not flash the codes,opend up the ecm ,no water damage,we replaced the sparkplugs,when it starts up after a few try's it runs...
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2002 BMW Z3 Coupe 3.0L driver heated seat VIN: 4USCN33442
Hello all, On this BMW the driver side heated seat doesnt work on the car. We do have twelve volts to the heater element when we turn it on, we beleive the elements are bad. Is there any other test we can do to verify it is the element or the control head? Th...
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2003 BMW 525i 2.5L ecm VIN: WBADS43493
Hey guys. The car came in for check engine light for p0492 secondary air injection system insufficient flow bank 1and bnk 2 . I Check the secondary air pump, sec air pump valve, sec air pump solonoid,change hoses to valve and solonoid, sec air pump relay, al...
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Headlamp VIN: SAJEA51D52
Hey everyone, I have a slight problem with a girlfriend's Jaguar. I have replaced the left side low beam headlamp bulb 4 times since Feburary. The bulb is only lasting about 2 months. I am using bulbs that I got from NAPA and also a local discount chain. The b...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L strut reseal VIN: WDBNG70J21
have not done the strut seal install yet any thing i should look out for is special tool required for snap ring removal or can you remove with out? pump was weak from leak, have installed new pump / filter and relay want to install seal kit at strut top but ha...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L base brakes/rotors VIN: WMWRF33465
Since they all are getting hot, she doesn't drive with two feet and there is no rust or corrosion, it seems like a hydralic issue to us,. Have any of you "enjoyed" the same issue? any suggestions?? I'm beginning to hide under the desk when she comes by. Thanks...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L Excessive Emissions, High Idle 1800-2000 VIN: VW2EE0702S
Hello All. Thank you for looking at this problem child. This Eurovan has an intermittent 1800 to 2000 rpm high idle. TPS is working and the closed throttle switch is working. The computer is grounding the IAC motor causing a high idle. After 45 seconds the idl...
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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C31
I have done everything I can to get this car to behave and it should be operating correctly but the intake cam does not advance as it should. I have replaced the oil pump pickup for sludge, checked cam timing at least 6 times, adjusted it according to the pr... Trouble codes: P0012 (Camshaft A over retarded)
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD61J31
No Driveabilty Problems MIL Lamp On Trouble codes: P0170 (Bank One Fuel Trim)
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L 1-2-3 no shift cold VIN: 9BWDE6IJ32
Thanks in advance to all VW techs! This 5spd auto (09A) trans has no 2nd or 3rd Gear when cold. You have to accelerate briskly while it is still in 1st until reaching a high enough speed for 4th to be allowed. It then has 4th and 5th. Drive for 5-10 minutes un...
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2003 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L Slow fuel fill
Hi guys, Have a customer here with a 2003 Eurovan that is very slow to fill with fuel. Customer states that pump will shut off repeatedly after dispensing less than 1 gallon into the tank. Even if he tries to fill slowly it shuts off. The vents on the filler n...
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L converter?
why is my torque converter lock up?what is controling apply pressure to converter. is it maybe solenoid dead mechanicly or my converter is dead. what is best way to find problem. if any of you guys have similar problem please respond.
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1999 Volvo C70 2.4L Interior VIN: YV1NC56D8X
Rear demist and heated mirrors inop. Power and ground to switch good, This covertble dosen't have the timer relay in relay plug 208 under the dash like orther s70 etc,just has a normal gray relay,checked another match car and is the same as this one. There muc...
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2003 Audi A6 3.0L brakes VIN: WAUJT64B43
Adjusting the booster rod did the trick, the customer has put over 200 miles on the car so I feel it is fixed Thanks for all the help
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2004 Audi S4 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUPL68E54
As suggested by most of you who sent in responses I replaced the O2 sensor even though is tested is specs. The light is out and as yet has not returned, Thanks again Bob 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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2004 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L No Start VIN: WAULD64B34
I received several replies reguarding the cam and crank position sensors. I did test them and I found the signals to be weak. I replaced them but it did not change the starting problem. Perhaps my test equipment was not sensitive enough or I had poor connecti...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L air bag VIN: WBAET37472
thank you for replies. The seat pad in the pass front is the problem. I was able to get a coworker to sit in the seat and I could look at occupancy data with autologic while readings would change. The part is ordered! Thanks again! Ralph [...]
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L Wipers VIN: SAJWA71C04
First off thanks to all that replied. The consensus is this is the normal operation of the wipers. All that replied felt so and I tried another '04 XJ8 experiencing the same results. I spoke with a dispatcher at the local Jaguar dealership who drives an '04 XJ...
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 5ALTW19494
The autologic reflash of the computers was the fix. We used Lights Out Colorado who came to our shop and did the work. A dead battery in a Land Rover needs a reflash? Another reason to take care in what you own and where you live when making a buying decision....
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2004 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALTW19454
2 replies about faulty purge valve; 1 reply about leak at fuel tank. Customer wants car fixed, but does not want to pay! Waiting for him to come back in. Advised we would have to begin by replacing purge valve, then see if problem is fixed. Car also has head g... Trouble codes: P0445.
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2004 Maserati Coupe GT 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: ZAMBC38A43
Particular thanks to Stewart [...] for really going above and beyond to help me out on this. The P1556 code represents either low fuel level or a faulty fuel pump. After my fuel press. test showed no pressure I checked the fuel gauge and realized the car had c... Trouble codes: P1556 (unkown), P0300 (p0305-), P0305 (p0306-), P0306 (p0307-), P0307 (p0308-), P0308 (testing and results).
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1973 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 107.044-12
Thank you all for all your replies and help. I am sorry to leave this open for so long but we have been busy and have not had a lot of time to get back to working on the Benz. Unfortunately we were unable to fix this vehicle at this time as winter is setting...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E300 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: WDBEB31E9S
Thanks to everyone , as most of you guys said it is the timing on the injection pump is off, re-align the pump & everything is okay now. Thanks again
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L bushings VIN: WDBLJ70G61
Thanks to all that replied. After further inspection we suggested that car be brought to dealer. Dealer gave no concrete diagnosis except that it appears to be bad bushings in suspension/subframe. Customer would not grant open ticket authorization to repair ...
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1984 Porsche 911 3.3L ignition switch VIN: WPOAB0910E
WE ENDED UP REPLACING JUST THE ELECTRICAL SWITCH BEHIND THE KEY. WE INSTALLED THE OLDER STYLE SWITCH( WHICH LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE THE NEWER ONE) EXCEPT THE PART NUMBER BEGINS WITH 911. THE SWITCHES APPEARS THE SAME . WE HOPE THE QUALITY INSIDE THE SWITCH IS BETTE...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCP21C23
We checked everything as suggested, including removing and replacing the glow plugs. No parts were used, but engine light is staying off now - thanks! Trouble codes: P0671 (1 Glow Plug Circuit).
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 3VWSE69M53
Well thank you all once again for your help. This vehicle/ POS is fixed. What I don't understand is how VW gets away with selling a car that self destructs. Anyway no more temp light and yes, the new sensor has a green body. Hopefully no more issues with this...
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2001 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L No Start, Hard start VIN: YV1TS90D4Y
Sorry that it took so long to close this. After Doing all of the battery cable rerouting and the ground cleaning I decided to start back at square one. I retested all of my sources. Key antenea tested good, by the way this car will not crank if the key ring is... Trouble codes: P0335.
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