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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WAUDC68D91
The customer was driving the vehicle at freeway speeds when the low oilpressure light came on and the engine started to make noise. Eventually the vehicle died and was towed in. It sounded as if it had no compression. Checked the timing belt, and the timing ma...
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1995 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBABF3326S
Hello, We had this bmw towed in with a no start complaint. Battery was dead at arrival so we replaced the battery. The vehicle cranks over strong and will occasionally sputter.(As if it were to start). If you crank long enough you can start the vehicle. Once t... Trouble codes: 66 (Anti theft device signal), 26 (ecu battery voltage), 13 (02 sensor circuit)
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1998 BMW 328i 2.8L Speedometer VIN: WBABK7321W
We have a 1998 BMW 328i cabriolet with an inoperable speedometer, odometer, and fuel consumption guage. We have replaced the speed sensor in the differential, tried two other guage clusters and an ABS module. I'm not sure if the ABS module is related to this p...
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L intermittant power VIN: WBABS53042
Tow in second time for no start, this time had no power at pump, back tracked to Ignition switch, no power, replaced ignition switch (plugged in new one only), no change, left switch plugged in. This morning, had power to pump, started normally.
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2002 BMW 530i 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WBADT53432
Hey everyone, got a funny one on my hands. Car came in with "Service Engine Soon" light on and unstable idle with hissing sound. His other complaint is a hesitation in 1st gear between idle and 1400/1500 RPM. Found two big holes in the air intake boots causi... Trouble codes: 204 (idle plausibility), 227 (fuel trim), 228 (fuel trim)
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAET37493
vehicle was towed in no start when arrived battery dead ( from owner constant cranking no start) check fuel pressure check fuel tank passenger side of tank empty driver side full to check fuel pump ( on passenger side ) add fuel car start and runs untill rt si...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGN634X3
Where to start... Well this kinda clean 745li comes in with the complaint of a shakey idle. Did a quick test with th Autologic, 18 pages of faults in vehicle. customer only concerned with engine. so after fighting the hood open, i realise its been wrecked in t... Trouble codes: 2755 (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 4 Ignition current increases too slowly), 275A (Ignition Circuit Cyl. 2 Ignition current increases too slowly), 2744 (Misfire Cyl. 4 with cutout), 2749 (Misfire Cyl.2 with cutout), 2747 (Misfire Cyl. 3 with cutout)
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2005 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAZ33445
hello guys!!! must say this fraternity of automotive technitian has given me a lot of peace of mind by helping to figure out the most tough problem.it's a tool you must have.thank you ALL ! allright this is what i'm facing right now: 2005 BMW 325I with codes p... Trouble codes: P1429, P2400
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1992 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L main valve VIN: SAJFY1740N
Customer originally brought car in for no brake power assist and abs light on-accumulator and pressure switch faulty-didn't want to pay the price for new parts so he found a complete used one from salvage yard-installed it and and the accumulator on the used o...
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500SEC 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: WDBCA44B4E
I have very limited experience on these vehicles and am really looking for some direction with this vehicle. I do have a very basic understanding of the way this fuel system works (meaning I know fuel pressure is used to regulate the mixture). This vehicle has...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Keyless Entry and Sunroof VIN: WDBNG70J8Y
Thanks in advance for reading this--we desperately need some help! We had this S430 towed to our shop with a dead battery. It turns out that rain had entered the trunk and shorted out the CD changer, causing a parasitic drain. We replaced the CD changer with ...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L fan motor VIN: 4JGAB75E32
Intermittent operation of rear HVAC blower, (located in the console between the front seats), does not matter if the switch that controls this blower,(mounted on the front dash console) is switched on or off. This blower will go up to full speed and back to of...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat 4 Motion 2.8L low heat VIN: WVWDH63B41
Installed new parts and still have the same problem low heat coming from the vents. Parts were aftermarket, One thing that I did notice was I can take the radiator cap off even when the system is under pressure. Seems like i still have aflow problem.
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI 1.8T 1.8L turbo VIN: 9BWDE61J02
i have been told that the turbos go often bad on these vehicles.
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2006 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUDF78E06
I only received one response on this. After more digging I discovered that there is a second revision to the crankcase vent valve, which the Audi dealer failed to help us with when we ordered the part through them! The updated valve part number mentioned in th... Trouble codes: P1297 (connection charger-throttle valve pressure drop upper limit exceeded).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L roof VIN: WDBKK47F1Y
There are 2 micro switches under the headliner at the front latches, they have clear silicone dust boots that became sticky and would not release when the top was unlatched. clean and lubricate the boots, works perfectly.
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2002 Mercedes-Benz E430 4Matic 4.3L Hesitation VIN: WDBJF83J02
I have yet to duplicate the concern after a week of driving the vehicle , I have recomended to the customer to replace the Maf and Clean and inspect the throttle body. I had a split response from other members of a throttle body issue and a MAF issue. After d...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 5.0L heat control VIN: WDBUF70J03
Client sent car to dealer to replace SAM. I still don't know why the erratic working ac system delivers hot air just to rear of car while is able to keep front air vents cool... Thanks
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L No Start VIN: WMWRC33413
I think this one is fixed. I got it to act up in the shop and tested resistance on all 4 fuel injectors, all were identical. I hooked up the scope to look at injector patterns, engine started before I got a good look. I noticed that when it did start that the ...
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1989 Saab 9000 S 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: YS3CS55D1K
CUSTOMER HAS NOT APPROVED THE REPAIR BUT. THE PROBLEM IS CRANK SENSOR. AS IT TURNS OUT THIS CAR WAS TOWED FROM ANOUTHER SHOP AND WE DID'NT ACTUALLY GET INTO THE SENSOR BECAUSE WE SAW IT WAS NEW. CAR WILL BE BILLED AND SHIPPED BACK TO THE OTHER GUY IS WHAT IT ...
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1992 Saab 9000 Turbo 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3CL55M7N
Thanks everyone. It was the turbo leaking into the exhaust side. It burnt off so fast you couldn't catch a trace of it by taking off the pipe. New turbo, problem solved. John
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L engine VIN: WVWVD23B2Y
ok so I now know what i did wrong i guess i didnt pay enough attetion to the exhaust cam seal position both times i sealed the #1 bearing cap... First It must have taken 2 weeks to work its self out, and I didnt notice it the second time because it was almost ...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L oil pressure VIN: 3VWCD21Y83
Thanks for all the replies with what little info I supplied. I thought the oil pressure switch might be faulty - when comming to idle after freeway speeds the oil light would come on. But with everyones input on clogged pick up hit the nail on the head. This c...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L camshaft cover VIN: YV1TS90D5X
Thanks to all who replied. Car is reassembled and leak free.Anders, you are correct, the carrier plate is the drive plate.Next for the torque spec... the default torque for an M7 bolt, 17nm, is correct for the cylinder head cover.For unknown reasons Alldata/Vo...
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