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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L No Start VIN: WAUCB28D2W
thanks in advance.audi towed in customer stated he washed engine.after wash start and run few minute then stalled. then crank ok no start. check and found no spark,injector pulse ok and fuel pressure ok. any idea.
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B9Y
We recieved this Audi with a check engine light complaint. Scan revealed 1 code (P0304) for a cylinder #4 misfire. So far we have replaced spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter mostly for basic maintance. We have swapped ignition coils between cylinders and... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L air suspension VIN: WA1YDA64B6
AUDI TECHS WE HAVE THIS ALLROAD WITH A COMPLAINT THAT ONE DAY THE CUSTOMER WENT OUT TO HIS VEHICLE TO FIND THE RR LOWER THAN THE REST OF THE CAR. SUSPENSION IS ALL LEVEL AT THIS TIME. WE PULLED A CODE 01772 WITH NO DEFFINITION. I HAVE LITTLE INFO ON THIS VEHIC...
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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAB5405H
i have this bmw that after it warms up the idle hunts, i have smoke checked for vacuum leaks and none found, tested coolant temp sensor, tested maf sensor, o2 operation, iac valve, and all seems good. i did find the breather hose at valve cover kinked, so i re...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L Axle VIN: WBABJ6320S
We can not remove the rear axle shafts. We have tried using puller as shown in removal procedure. Is there any kind of retaining clips beside the nut on the axle ? Any tips will be greatly appreciated.
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAHD62XSG
car runs fair just has a rough idle, no check engine lamp remove all plugs and coils none fouled , run balance test all good, fix several hoses to valve cover ,to air intake and intake manifold, just has a very rough idle , runs good down the road , fix the va...
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WBADD6323W
This BMW had a cracked radiator at the upper neck. It returned with a cracked radiator, upper neck. We can't make it fail a combustion gas test. After reading other posts we have decided to replace the water pump, thermostat and maybe fan clutch. My questions ...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Pass Window VIN: WBAFB33551
OK BMW techs I hope one of you has seen this problem before. We don't usually work on Beemers but this is a good customer. The passenger front window will go down, but not up; even when you pull up to the 2nd stage of the switch. Doen't matter if it's the driv...
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L coolant temp gauge VIN: WBAGG834X1
vehicle was towed in to shop with cooling fan blade broken and coolant leak. we repaired leak and replaced above parts. ccoolant temp gauge goes to hot when engine started even when engine is cold. we do not know what sensor controls guage. need help testin...
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2001 BMW 320i 2.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ72000
This car is a european spec 318i with M43 engine and BMS46. Car runs perfectly but sets CEL. My Inpa tester is an english version, but has only German text for BMS46. 171 - Pruefung Kraftstoff-Versorgungssystem translates to 'Testing fuel supply system' Can an... Trouble codes: 171 (Pruefung Kraftstoff-Versorgungssystem)
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2002 BMW 745i 4.4L engine VIN: WBAGL42020
the car is a 735i but there is no listing for a 735. anyway when you start the car from cold it has a misfire on 5&8. after 10 mins it clears and runs fine, for about 20 minutes. then it has a slight misfire. if you turn the engine off and restart it the car w...
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L cluster VIN: WBAEV53463
we have a bmw that came in with a dead dash and a p/s vibration, and now we have a crank with no start. it has a few codes 131-132 i think are cluster codes and a 209 which is ews problem, are question is will the cluster cause a no start ews problem..and if i...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L warning lamp VIN: 5UXFB33533
Vehicle has new pads all around from a previous shop repair. ABS and Traction control warning light are on. Also message center says brake pads need replacement. Originally had over 50 codes brake related codes were for low brake fluid (it is full), Steering...
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 L 4.0L Starting VIN: SAJHX6243V
This car will not crank or click. The door locks and remotes don't work now, the climate control says ER for the first 5 seconds after turning key, and the little red light stays on on the dash mounted door lock button. Also the cooling fan runs constant with ...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L heater valve VIN: 5AJDA01N31
hi i would like some help i am not a jag tech put i am trying to help some one out. the heater is not working. i can hear the doors move from hot to cold but there is no heat. if i pull the glove box out and feel the heater core lines they are cold. i traced t...
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1995 Saab 900 SE 2.5L ECC control unit VIN: YS3DF75N0S
The ECC unit will flash and sometimes completely cut off.And when it is flashing it will go from showing the fan speed and direction to showing off.I have tried another known good unit,same result.I have checked all fuses and grounds,all checked out good.I tri...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no readiness VIN: WVWEE83AXT
Hello there folks, No amount of driving will set readiness on this Passat. I've seen this before and it actually can be set if you have the info to do it. The problem is, this year & model uses binary in the measuring blocks and the blocks are all different t...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 2.8L abs module VIN: 3VWHD81H4T
HI EVERYONE. AFTER WE REPLACED ABS MODULE THE ABS LIGHT STAY ON. DTC 01044 STORED, CAN NOT CLEAR. WE TRY CODING THE ABS MODULE WITH CODE 03604 AND 03704. BUT THE DTC STILL COMEBACK SOON AS TURN THE KEY ON, DOES ANYONE HAVE THE VW Vesis program? THANKS
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L Cruise Control VIN: 3VWSA29M1X
Had a body shop ask if we would install a used engine, car had hit something in road and busted oil pan. Engine was locked up, could not run. Replaced engine had a bad surge at idle, changed t-body with sensor from old engine runs great. Check engine light is ...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWVD63BX4
I NEED A VW GURU PLEASE.I IHERITED THIS PASSANT.IT HAS A NEW MOTOR THAT I PUT IN.HOOKED EVERYTHING UP AND IT WILL NOT START.CHECKED INJECTORS FOR SPARY AND LEAKAGE.OK,NEW SPARK PLUGS BUT SPARK IS VERY LOW( HARDLY ANY ) cam timming right on the money, THIS THIN...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 3VWCM31Y15
I've got this New Beetle Convertible that has an intermittant hard shift as well as delays the shifts past 2nd. My Modis shows a stored trans code 01045 Tiptronic switch F-189 not plausible, intermittant. I also found the PRND2 display in the speedo head does ...
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5540W
This sensor has been replaced twice with no luck. The spot where this sensor is located is right next to a spot that gets scraped on the driveway almost daily by the looks of it.We moved the sensor in a safer place and at first this kept the light out for a mo... Trouble codes: 444 (accelerator sensor fault)
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L wierd happenings VIN: YV1TS97D0X
This car sucks. The message display keeps coming up with different things,ABS,brakes stop asap, transmission. Then next time nothing. The dealer has put in a new throttle module,transmission module and a new ABS module. drove car for a week,gave car back,the t...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L cooling system VIN: WAUBA34B5X
Want to say thanks for all the responses, in try to figure out this headache problem after exhausting a lot of ideas. I found the car had a coolant flow issue. The WATER PUMP went bad, i had just change that one a few months ago (propeller was metal). I don't ...
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1995 BMW 740iL 4.0L No Start VIN: WBAGJ6320S
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLIES, IT FEELS GOOD TO HAVE SOME HELP WHEN YOUR'E TAPPED OUT ON SOLUTIONS. ON THIS VEHICLE THE CUSTOMER DECIDED TO LIVE WITH IT OR TRADE. I DO FEEL AFTER ALL OF THE HELP ANSWERS THAT THE IGNITION KEY WAS THE PRACTICAL NEXT STEP. ONCE AGA...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Door Locks, Interior Lights, Hazard Lights VIN: WBADE6329V
So the customer picked up the vehicle and declined to have this problem pursued any further. Upon questioning her, she said that the interior sensor had been replaced, and the SRS "crash signal" software had been updated. I informed her that her SRS module had...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L failsafe program fault VIN: SALME11443
Hello and thanks for the replies.We finally got approval to replace the transmission and all is working good.Thanks
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L MIL on VIN: WPOAA2998X
Everyone had excellent ideas and strategies!...Thanks to all that gave it a shot...The pressure sensor on the fuel tank took care of this code. It was dirty on the ambient air nipple and never set a code...NOW we know...will always suspect (press. sensor) firs... Trouble codes: P0446.
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD29M41
Aloha techs, we did not get the chance to fix the vehicle due to expensive repair, they decided to drive with the engine light on, timming marks were ok, most replies were weak oil pressure, clog chaine tensioner, weak tensioner. Aloha to all and thank you ve... Trouble codes: P0012 (bank 1 camshaft adjustment not riched), 16396 (bank 1 camshaft adjustment not riched).
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2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 3VWSA29M1Y
problem turned out to be a bad connector, the found 3 corroded wires within the connector housing, replace connector and all is well. thanks for all the replies
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWSB69M51
Well after pulling my hair for days this one is finally fixed. Bad cluster. I checked all powers and ground to ecm and cluster and everything was ok. I tried again to connect with ecm but go no responce. I was able to connect with trans, radio, abs and conv.... Trouble codes: 01314 (ecm vw codes), 777 (vw codes), 660 (vw codes).
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2003 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B93
hello techs, Thank you to all those who replied.Everyone said ECT and T-stat, the car is fixed.My service manager ordered aftermarket ect before I get the chance to tell him everyone adviced to use oem parts,first the plastic retainer broke, have to get it f... 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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2005 Volvo XC70 2.5L cluster,locks,turn signals VIN: YV1SZ59H64
Sent car off to the dealer that advise me of CEM's that may fill with moisture.Mounting bolts for underdash mounting of the CEM come thru the front cowl near the wiper assy and can leak.
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