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2003 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 3.0L Power steering VIN: WAUVT58E13
Hey all you Audi guys, I am having a problem with my brothers Audi here. It came in a couple of months ago because the p/s was noisy. It was low on fluid. Topped it up and noise was gone and started to look for leaks, found that the bellows over the inner tie ...
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: WAUAF78E86
Engine has misfire on 2&3 cylinders. Switch coils and plugs no help. I cant find much in nodata on this car. has anyone had this trouble before? I also need some kind of trouble shooting for the injector circuit.Fuel pressure is Ok according vag-com. Thanks Mi... Trouble codes: 00515 (cylinder 3 injector circuit electrical malfunction), 00514 (Cylinder 2 injector circuit electrical malfunction), 00771 (3 cylinder misfire), 00770 (2 cylinder misfire)
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1993 BMW 525i 2.5L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: WBAHD6310P
Crank no start, found no injector pulse and no spark, checked all connections at ecu no problems found, checked cam and crank signal at ecu harness no problems found still no spark and no noid light. pulled ecu connector and dme relay and cleaned all contacts....
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1993 BMW 318i 1.8L clutch master cylinder VIN: WBACB3316P
howdy folks, I have this BMW that needs a clutch master cylinder. it is attached to the clutch pedal assy. on the inside of the car. does anyone know a trick to releasing the hydraulic line from the end of it? it is buried up under the brake booster near the f...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAG8324WD
Hello So this m62 is giving me some trouble. When you remove plug , you can see that the driver side plug are white, no residue, not a nice color... complete oposite on the passenger side they are completely black with ash on them... so, my question is can a...
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2002 BMW 325Ci 2.5L turn signal indicator VIN: WBABN33462
Please help, i have no turn signal or high beam indicator, german vehicles are not my cup of tea!!! alldata and mitchel are very limited with info and diagrams on the system, i dont have euro on my modis and it's a really really cold morning my brain will not ...
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Oil pressure light VIN: WBAEV33462
wow, this car has us stumped. car came in to fix some oil leaks, noticed oil pressure light flickering at idle(red) when customer brought it in. did the oil filter base gasket and valve cover gskt. found oil filter element slightly crushed(customers boyfriend ...
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2005 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Under Dash VIN: WMWRE33535
Hello Mini Techs: We have a bad rattle under the dash driving over rough roads. I've seen this before several times on other Mini's and no one ever wanted it fixed. I'd like to know if anyone seen this problem before and how much time it is to remove the dash....
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1989 Saab 9000 S 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YS3CS55D1K
car will start cold after setting for at least 5 hours, run for 1 min and then die and not restart for another 4 to 5 hours.. every time! with little info on this i am at a loss... tried fp relay, fuses, main relay switched fuel computer. cheched grounds i cou...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3VWSC29M6Y
first time post ,im having a difficult time removing the ignition lock cylinder ,my shop key isnt much help either,i would appreciate any helpful tips thanks in advance for any help.
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
Did my first cam chain tensioner job recently and got every thing lined up, and torqued all the cam bolts in the right order to 8 ft/lbs (10 n/m). paid 40 bucks for what i am pretty sure is just RTV from volkswagen to apply to the first and last bearing caps. ...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Vibration VIN: WVWAD63B65
hello everyone! we have a VW giving us bad vib's we have a Passat that has a bad vibration idling at a stop with the transmission in drive or reverse with your foot on the brake pedal. if you take your foot off the brake pedal the vibration instantly disapea...
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1991 Volvo 240 2.3L Camshaft plug VIN: YV1AA8843L
Replaced rear camshaft plug on this car, the new one left a lot to be desired in terms of a "snug fit". And to no surprise, it fell out as soon as the engine got warm. Note, I did change the flame trap and indeed there is no excessive crankcase pressure. The p...
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1997 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5555V
HELP ME VOLVO TECHS. I have this volvo and I am scratching my head. Initially came in with MIL light on (P0133) tech noted that o2 sensor showed to be working at that time, cleared code and told cust to return if light comes on again. Couple weeks later, vehic... Trouble codes: P0133 (o2 circuit slow responce b1 s1)
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LZ56D8X
Hello Volvo Techs! Used car dealer came in with 99 XC-70. CEL comes on every 100 miles appox. the car would run fine other wise. We check for evap leak with smoke machine with no leaks found. So we replaced the throttle body (code-91A7)with a used one because... Trouble codes: 91A7 (Throttle unit Faulty signal), 4308 (Leak Diagnostic Evap)
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1994 Audi 90 Quattro CS 2.8L timing belt VIN: WAUEJ88CXR
Thanks to all of the members for your information and help. We made an alignment tool here in the shop and were able to borrow the crankshaft pin. Everything went back together well and the car is back in service. Again I am impressed with the knowledge base ...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L cam tensioner VIN: WAUDC68D11
Finally got back to the Audi. I replaced the cam tensioner as most of the replies pointed to. After a few test drives I have not heard the noise again. Not even a hint of it. Thanks to William from New York I just removed the one camshaft and tensioner leavi...
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2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E77
Excuse me for the lack of reason for replacing the sensor. Reason was because of the abs and traction light were coming on. And then the check engine light would come on and set a code (mentioned below --- which was above when I filled out the form). ---After ... Trouble codes: P2138.
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2004 BMW 745i 4.4L Navigation, Telephone VIN: WBAGL63404
Sorry, for the delay in closing this post. We located a used ASK (Audio System Controller) and installed. Everything seems to be working properly, except subwoofers under front seats. Which cannot be activated with Autologic and do not appear to be working wit...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Misfire VIN: SAJDA01CXY
Thank you to all who took the time to offer help. Patrick and James hit it right on the head. The wiring harness at the rear of the engine was chafed through by the bracket that covers the fuel rail sensor. Could make the engine misfire by moving the harness. ... Trouble codes: P0202 (Cylinder 2 fuel injector circuit), P0302 (Cylinder 2 misfire).
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2003 Jaguar XK8 4.2L window VIN: SAJDA42C43
Many thanks for help guys, as every one said, window position needed reprogramming.
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2005 Land Rover LR3 SE 4.0L Charging VIN: SALAD24495
Thanks for the input on this one guys. As it turns out, the alternator was infact the problem. As mentioned in one of the responses, the soldering joint, under heat and expansion, loses contact, thus setting the fault code in the engine control module, even ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L convertible top VIN: WDBSK75F93
To initialize the steering you start car and turn steering lock to lock and back to center and that was perfect,Unfortunately my convertible top is still inop.I did not recieve 1 helpful post on this problem.I went in and checked the rear sam module and found ...
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1991 Peugeot 205 gti 1.9L No Start VIN: VF320DB622
The ignition module on this little 205 is actually on the RF shock tower and not on the left.replaced module and I still have a weak spark so I need a coil.Unable to get one in north america and having to get this car in storage before the snow flies we adapte...
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1995 Saab 900 S 2.3L Surge VIN: Y3DD78B9S7
I'm calling this a fix although all I've done is to mitigate the symptoms, which were extreme up&down surges in the idle whenever the shifter was put in 'Reverse' or 'Drive', at it worst when going from 'Reverse' to 'Drive', as you would after backing out of a...
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1993 Volkswagen EuroVan MV 2.5L Starting VIN: WV2MC0700P
Thanks to all who replied to my request.Turns out i thought the other tech checked all the basic's (he says he did).I noticed the drivers side window half way down and would not move with switch.Checked fuse's and found the #14 fuse was bad,this circut goes to...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Glow Plugs VIN: 3VWRR69M34
Thank you to all who replied. I did not fix this one, Kind of rare for us to let one go not fixed. We shipped this back to dealer where it all began. Either the tech did not fully read the bulletin or the programming did not stick but they started this mess...
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1992 Volvo 960 2.9L Mechanical VIN: 4V1KS9500N
Well this one is put to bed. To keep the story pretty short, we replaced the head, had our machine shop do his majic, and reassembled everything with new gaskets, head bolts, and the special volvo tools. Now I said it's done but it didn't go easy! After it was...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1LS5647W
With a lot of help from many talented minds, I checked a few of the components on the transmission. I removed the plug for the range switch and found a small amount of moisture, probably from the post repair engine wash/detail. I blew it out with a blowgun a... Trouble codes: P0120.
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