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2002 Audi A4 1.8L air in cooling sys. VIN: WAULC68E02
Help Audi Gurus!!! This Audi is giving its freezing owner fits!! (not to mention US!!!) It was in a year ago for a complaint of no heat. Lower hose to core was warm and upper hose was cool.Coolant was dirty and tech flushed cooling system and back flushed heat...
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1999 BMW 328i 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM533XX
First thing we did was replace the gas cap and re-test and it still fails. I've performed a smokoe test as per TSB and it pushes the smoke out of what appears to be the DTML pump intake/exhaust vent immediately. None of my sources explain whether it is normal ... Trouble codes: P0455 (large leak)
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L module VIN: SAJEA51D13
vehicle has a code PO480 for fan module ,, as you know the dealer has a replacment for $534.00 ,,, does anyone know of an aftermarket or rebuildable unit VS getting a used one from salvage yard any help appreciated thank you Ron
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2008 Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI 3.0L airmatic VIN: 4JGBF22EX8
Can anyone tell me what fault code 5503 and 5508 are? Both are in Airmatic system, after clearing and doing road test the 5508 returns. Thanks, Ray
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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Campmobile 1.9L Stall VIN: WV2XB025FH
Greetings all! I have a VW that is starting to make my head hurt. Complaint from the customer is that the vehicle will die just like if you shut of the key at a stop or idle. Very intermittent. I test drove the van for two days before it happened. Dies only w...
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2000 Volvo S70 2.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1L561J2Y
Client complains that engine cuts out and usually stalls intermittently. Usually vehicle has been driven 5 to 10 minutes, but may occur very shortly after cold start. Restarts on first attempt 8 out of 10 times. Sometimes may need to crank three or four times....
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L rear axle engagement VIN: YV1CZ91H34
AWD INOP rear axle not engaging. The rear driveshaft is spinning, There is a clutch assembly bolted between the driveshaft and differential. I can not find a wiring diagram for this any where. I don't know if it is electrical or mechanical. This is a great pic...
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2005 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L security VIN: YV1RS59245
Customer states this car used to flash exterior lights and honk horn when doors were locked with remote. Now the doors will lock and unlock with the remote but no lights flash and the horn will not honk. I can't find any information on this in our Mitchell's s...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2004 Audi A4 Cabriolet 3.0L roof VIN: WAUDT48H14
VAS 5051 or 5052 are needed for diagnosis as test program is only found within GFF (guided fault finding). Not ready to invest $18k on scan tool for one job. Released vehicle, advised customer to get diagnosis from local Audi dealer.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L exhaust leak VIN: 4JGAB54E4W
Thanks for the help, I have not fixed the car yet. I should have the car back after school starts back in January. I will look at the egr pipe and converters first. Again thank you for the suggestions.
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2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.4L Heater VIN: WPOCA29941
The problem was stop leak in the cooling system. Good ole fix it in the can! I removed the hoses going to the core from the engine and low and behold bthe were full of stop leak. I ran cleaner but only got 98 degrees, better. the heater core was plugged. After...
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1996 Saab 900 S 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: YS3DD5836T
thanks for help ect fix problem car installed new sensor temp reading ok
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1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: WVWCA01551
removed injector's and tested again. Pluged again, finger spray pattern. replaced injector's , reset all spec's. running o.k. at this time. told owner it will happen again if he lets it sit for months at a time.
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 3VWSE69M64
Well after about a month of running good it appears that the coolant temp sensor was the problem. Still no access to a scan tool so no confirming data but i playing with the maf sensor and no confirming change in start up, then the problem went away. The coo...
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 3.6L MIL is on VIN: WVWCU93CX6
Thanks for the 2 replies.Unfortunately I did try the suggestion as the one reply.Unfortunatly the customer had have an accident and could not bring the vehicle back for me to try it again. I'll post it in case the body shop is not fixing the problem automatica...
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2006 Volvo S60 2.5T 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: YV1RS59236
The vehical was sent to the dealer where they flashed the pcm. This is all the info I have but the car is fixed Trouble codes: P0097.
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