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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WAUDC68D11
I am aware of bad oiling on these 1.8 motors. This is a new car trade in with 124k miles on the odometer and I believe this is a boneyard motor. When it arrived the salesman drove it to lunch and brought it back with the cam chain tensioner hammering. I checke...
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1998 BMW 323i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBABJ8323W
bmw tech, please help. customer complaint traction control light on after we replace battery. code 17 inlet and outlet valve defective. we try replace abs & asc relay- still same problem. same fault come back after erase when engine run. (don't need [...] drive a...
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1999 BMW 528i 2.8L air bag VIN: WBADM6336X
The car has air bag lt on. Modis scan reveals trouble code 10--belt lock driver. We were told this relates to problems in dr side frt belt pretensioner asy/ We replaced the complete unit, cleared code and code 10 reappeared. After looking in all-data for no he...
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L egs VIN: WBAAM52030
car in as a non runner, code read and only code that keeps coming back is 217 egs can fault. my understanding is that egs is the control for automatic gearbox, the vehicle is a manual gearbox. have checked all can lines to and from ecu,no breaks and no damage ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Greetings Any help, as always, is appreciated. This S-type will intermitently run rough and set the P0202 and P0302 codes. It always runs perfect when it arrives and through multiple test drives. As indicated I replaced the #2 fuel injector. Previously it has ... Trouble codes: P0202 (Cylinder 2 fuel injector circuit), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire)
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1997 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: SALJY1240V
This unit was towed in for quit while driving, no codes, noted MAF data low .01 gr/s at idle and no more than .8 gr/s on tip in or snap throttle , confirmed 12 volt and checked wiring between MAF and ECM no falr was noted, replaced MAF sensor. Ok cold start bu...
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2004 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L head gaskets VIN: SALMF11444
we have a range rover that we need to replace the head gaskets, the first question we have is does the air ride have to be shut down before we rise the truck, and if so how do we shut it down. we could not fine anything in the owners booklet or online.. the ot...
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2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L Misfire VIN: SALAD25475
First time customer. Complaint was eas (air suspension)fault light on and suspension height control dnf. We have autologic for Rover. Plugged in and downloaded approx 30 codes starting with battery voltage low (it wasn't), misfire detected on all cylinders and... Trouble codes: P5620, U0738, U1328, U1008, P3000, P3160
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1997 Mercedes-Benz C230 2.3L no throttle VIN: WDBHA23E7V
hello everyone i am having a real nice time with this 97 c230 and i need some advice. first this car came into the shop not running due to a broken camshat so we changed the engin the first engin installed hade a leaking headgasket so we got another engin its ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L heat control VIN: WDBUF70J03
Car had no heat. I found a bad (water damaged) shut-off valve. New valve assembled and system worked well. Same days after client complaint about hot air (really hot) on rear zones despite 4 zones set on "cold". Testing car is possible to see problem is int...
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Door locks, Bonnet release, interior lights. VIN: WPOCA29872
Hello iTAN, This Porsche has a similar symptom as others I have read in prior posts. The symptoms with this vehicle are that they door locks/keyless entry, bonnet release and interior lights are all inop. I don't know the history on this vehilce as we bought i...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: Y3DD78B9S7
This pre-OBD2 non-turbo Saab 4-cyl 900 has a rapid up-and-down surge in the idle that starts as soon as you put it in drive or reverse. The up-and-down is only a couple of hundred RPM but it's quite sharp, and often results in a stall, especially when you shif...
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2004 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3EH49G64
please help if you can. i have a electrical gremlin here. what happens only intermittently is after cold start the temp gauge will start it's way up into the normal range. then all the sudden,{i mean within 2 seconds} the needle will drop all the way to cold a... Trouble codes: P0116
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSR29M41
hi everybody,i have a problem with this car ,not star,i do not have spark at the spark plug.check all fuses,i change coil pack,nothing not spark,i suspect maybe crank sensor and so.i have no codes.i apreciate to help me whith this problem thannks in advance.
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1995 Volvo 960 2.9L left turn signal VIN: YV1KLW9616
Dear Fellow techs. Thank you in advance. This 960 has left turn signal on front and rear always key off or on,it does not flash. Right works fine. 4 ways light up but do not flash. I disconnected turn signal switch ,head light switch,4 way flasher switch and b...
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1984 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce 2.0L coil?? VIN: ZARBA5416E
WE HAVE FIXED THIS ALFA. IT WAS A WEAK BATTERY LIKE MOST OF THE REPLIES SAID. THEY RECCOMMENDED USUING A 900 CCA BATTERY, WE DID NOT HAVE ONE WITH THAT RATING SO WE INSTALLED A 800 CCA BATTERY AND NOW WE HAVE A GREAT SPARK WHILE CRANKING AND IT STARTS. SOME OF...
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2000 Audi TT 1.8L Misfire VIN: TRUSC28N31
haven't been able to locate an ecm for this car used as it is used as a rental and the owner doesn't want to pay too big. the connecters are broken but we do have continuity back to the ecm. i have been looking for a used ecm. i will post back after we try aga...
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1987 BMW 325 2.7L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAB5405H
thanks for all the replies. what i found was a very corroded ground at the body in the trunk next to the battery. i also removed the iac valve and cleaned. thanks again for all the help.
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L electric windows VIN: WBACA6322R
We think based on the info that we received that it is indeed a bad relay but the customer has yet to return the car to be fixed. I guess with the holidays he is busy. The door panels are in his trunk so I guess he will be back
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1998 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBSCD9326W
Ran all cylinders on Compression Test: 1-180, 2-190, 3-190, 4-170,5-70, 6-70. Last night I was just too tired and fed up, checked the cylinder that was missing and that was all. The gasket is gone between 5 & 6 and is "crossing over" very noticable when both ... Trouble codes: 243 (Misfire Cyl 6).
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2001 BMW M3 3.2L interior VIN: WBSR93471E
Thanx guy's for all your input. It just sollidified what I already knew, which was that I was going to have this piece custom made to fit this vehicle. But once again thank you all for your input. Chuck S.
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2004 BMW 530i 3.0L battery draw VIN: WBANA73574
i am going to have to close this due to time restriction.the problem is very intermitent,it happens about once a month and will kill the battery overnight for 2-3 days then be ok for another month,the cust has had the vehicle and will bring it back when it doe...
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1997 Jaguar XJ 6.0L ignition sys VIN: SAJDKANS4B
This 1 has the solution and now it's working like real 12 cylinders engine.I got very useful information from Chris(NJ),Brian(California)and Bob(North Carolina) - but most of them talked about the 5.3l and I have the 6.0l with the DIS Ignition System with two ...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L LS seat, int lights. VIN: WDBRF64J61
We did a full scan on the vehicle and found DCM-fl B1102 code concerning the N69/1 left front door control module. The power window relay remains in the switched state. Checked inputs and outputs from module and determined the module is causing the problems wi...
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2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S 3.6L turn signals VIN: WPOAA29972
The car sat in the shop for about 1 week after the problem stopped and I could not get it to act up. I suspected the right power window motor to be the possible cause. I thought so because it would short the B6 fuse circuit when the right door was closed and...
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1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L no readiness VIN: WVWEE83AXT
Rob Ayers in the far Northwest somewhere apparently uses the same Bentley system that we do. He simply read off the group #'s that I need and the fact that 100 at the end of monitor indicates a successful test. Don't know why I can't find them. Calling Bent...
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L Surge, Stall VIN: 9BWGR61JX5
sorry to keep this open so long but car was gone for a while. I got car back and removed the intake and egr, it had at least three quarters of an inch of crud built up in there. The lower flaps wouldn't move (stuck closed. Put it all back together and the damn...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWEU93CX6
Thanks to all who took time to reply. Thanks Paul, block 91 did give us a different reading, but unfortunately something was not programed right in our scanner. We are working on it. We installed new sensors, codes came back immediately. I understand the se...
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