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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ride height VIN: WA1YD64B13
Have a 2003 AUDI Allroad and pulled a trouble code 01772. The front of the car will leak down evenly over a period of 5 to 7 days. Replaced both front air struts and it continues to do the same thing. Suspension comes right back up once engine is started. Comp...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Cylinder head VIN: WAULC68E35
Hello gentlemen, I have this 2005 A4 quattro that came in for an oil change and a set of wiper blades. The other concern was coolant leaking as the 'low coolant level' light came on once since beginning of December. While the lower engine cover was off to drai...
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2005 Audi A6 Quattro 3.2L Adaptive light defect VIN: WAUDG74F55
System works normally. Intermittently sets code 02626 for right side dynamic cornering light motor. Looking for proper diagnostic procedure. Wiring diagrams, pin readouts and possible pattern failure. Have vag scan tool, looking for group numbers for system al...
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1990 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WBAAD2315L
idle surge when cold-fuel pressure ok--coolant temp ok---carbon cleaning---no codes ---only does it in cold weather -supplying to much fuel really rich.--ok warm
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1997 BMW 528i 2.8L ambient temp VIN: WBADD5320V
ambient temp reading was chaged from ferh to cel when trying to reset maint light. no owners manual. wondering if anyone can tell us how to reset ambient back to ferh. any help would be wonderful. thanks mel
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2002 BMW 325i 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAET37462
Hi...I'm pulling my hair out on this vehicle...please help... Check engine light on. This vehicle has a misfire on cylinder 3 & 5 This vehicle will run rough & misfire while warming up,once the engine is warm it is okay.I started by replacing spark plugs & ign... Trouble codes: 240 (cylinder 3 misfire), 242 (cylinder 5 misfire)
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2007 BMW 335i 3.0L all lights are dead VIN: WBAWB73567
ok. i have a bmw thats been at my shop for awhile. story is that car was sent for factory not working. no int. lights, no dash lights, no lights of any kind, but lights would flash on and of maybe 8 sec. apart. now bmw had car and has not been able to fix all ...
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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Transmission VIN: SAJEA51C54
No prior vehicle history is availible sorry. The transmission seems to be leaking oil it was very wet when it came in i cleaned and rechecked no significant leaks currently topped off fluid. Is there a place where theses leak intermitntly or only under certain...
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Mechanical VIN: SALMN22213
Ok, I bought this 2003 landrover freelander and it blows alot of smoke and has a slight ticking noise in the upper end. I am a dodge tech. and have never worked on a landrover. What are these vehicles known for as a failure? I think its a headgasket problem bu...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF64J31
Hello everyone, I have a Benz here that is pointing me in a few too many directions. I think it would be a smart decision to get all of your opinions on this before I go any further. My customer came limping his car into the shop, only being able to go 5-10 MP... Trouble codes: P202E (8- M16/6 Throttle Valve Actuator Deflection of Throttle Valve P0120), B1000 (And a slew of MANY more Body codes most dealing with CAN), C1022 (002- And a slew of Chassis codes most CAN related)
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L esp warning message VIN: WDBJH82JX1
Hello mb techs. wondering if anyone has seen this before. the esp warning message comes on in the info section in middle of dash, and the bas light will come on. this happens on occasion, but kind of frequently. the car drives and runs normal but the customer ... Trouble codes: C1024
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 4Matic 2.6L windshield washer VIN: WDBRH81J74
front windshield washer inop. has 2 pumps 1 for front 1 for rear. to test front pump i pluged rear pump wires to front pump front washer works with rear switch. went to check fuses for power found it does not use a fuse for washers.fuse chart says electronic. ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Sunroof VIN: WDBRF61J14
Car was leaking some water from the grab handle passenger side at the headliner. We suspected break in the seal between the sunroof mechanism and the roof. Took everything apart and thought we saw a break in the seal between the sunroof cassette and the roof. ...
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1986 Porsche 944 Turbo 2.5L No Start VIN: WP0AA0953G
Need help , This is my first post ,we have a 1986 944 turbo that wont start , we have swapped coil with known good one ,jumped relay 87a /87 /30 , compression 120 on all cyl.we also cleaned grounds at belhousing .It seems that the injector pulse starts strong ...
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2001 Saab 9-3 2.0L p0730 VIN: YS3DD58H71
code p0730 store. no info on mitchell at all. car has been well maintained and has never had any major problems. fluid looks like chocolate. wondering if maybe coolant? any info is appreciated. no posts found in archives. we do only have generic scan tool and ...
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2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L Unknown VIN: YS3DF78K22
Thanks in advance for your help. Customer complaint = Car would not engage drive after washing car. Got it moved after moving into position 1. Intermittently won't engage after coming to a stop sometimes. Test Drive = Feels like neutral with slight drag wh...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 1.8L Engine VIN: 3VWCD21C73
We are replacing the engine in this Bug. Insurance has supplied us with an engine with 17,000 miles but it has an engine code fo BKW. The engine in our Bug is an AWV. Will this work? I don't want to go though the process of installing this engine and having ...
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: YVKS510351
This volvo is determined to send me to the nut house. Vehicle will not pass emissions. after first fail replace spark plugs and preformed a tune-up, retest and failed big on NOx, 1100 ppm when limit is 435, check O2s, poor readings, kept spiking to 4.95 volts,...
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1996 Volvo 850 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 542T332289
This car came in with a check engine light on. Code P1308. I can only test this vehicle with my scan tool. OTC and Solis in global mode and this is the only code. Thanks for your help. Trouble codes: P1308 (Accelerator)
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
This car wont act up unless driven for a long time. I put my fuel pressure gauge on to watch the fuel pressure but wouldn't act up. What happens is the car starts to run bad and black smoke comes out the tail pipe. I do notice the car does have a 1 second dela...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2001 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L Headlight Leveling VIN: WAUYP54BX1
Hi, the fix for this vehicle was to repair or replace the bulb failure module. The module was located in the 13 fold relay panel in position 9 & 10. The relay had 5 fractured solder joints that I repaired. The relay was telling us that we had a problem on the ...
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L wont rev once hot VIN: 4USCC7321S
turned out to be the crank sensor. I had tried cooling it with brake clean and that did not change anything. The other guy I work with cleaned it really well with carb cleaner and everthing has seemed ok since. The rpm numbers never seemed to bounce around ...
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2001 BMW 740iL 4.4L Aux Fan VIN: WBAGH83461
Never hurts to ask! Thanks to you all! I've sent my customer to get his free fan installed from BMW via the Recall--apparently these things can cause a fire!. Would have liked to have done the job myself but he'll be back...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Misfire VIN: WBAFA53541
As I had hoped, I received multiple replies agreeing that the oil seperator causing a multitude of issues. The entire system on this car was filled with frothy oil and coked up oil as well. As of right now I've replaced the entire setup and am doing a couple o... Trouble codes: P1347.
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L loss of accessories VIN: WBAEK73434
Sent the vehicle to a BMW dealership, the fix was a battery. Their scanner saw history of a large draw (something left on) - afterwards the car had numerous short trips, battery started to drop accessories. Thanks for the feedback.
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SD 4.0L Poor Idle Quality
Thank you all for your time and help. here is what we ended up doing with this vehical... disconnected the stepper motor ,open the ignition and started the engine ... after doing this playing with the stepper motor connector for little bit... at a reasonable R... Trouble codes: P0300.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L srs VIN: WDBJH65F9W
Thanks to George,Patrick,Jeromie & Dick. I had wrongly assumed that the SRS system was on a CAN network. The SRS module was faulty & an open fuse explained the remaining communication problems. Where CAN is concerned, Dick suggested to test by monitoring volta...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWCC21CXX
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED. THIS CAR IS FIXED WITH OEM CAM SENSOR I USED AFTERMARKET STANDARD BRAND SENSOR WHICH HAD MEYLE SENSOR IN THE BOX. I WENT FOR OEM SENSOR WHICH CAME BOSCH SENSOR IN THE BOX NICE SQUARE PATTERN,NO MORE 12V THANK YOU GUYS Trouble codes: P0341 (camshaft position sensor signal impaulsible).
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L windshield sprayer, high beams VIN: WVWAK73C16
well the launch was not much help on trying to do anything with the long coding. Hopefully we will be getting a vag-com soon. Sent the car to the dealer to have the long coding redone and now everything is working fine. So for some reason when the battery w...
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