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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUED24B9Y
Customer states that while driving the vehicle with cruise control set the EPC light will come on and the car will not accelerate. You can stop the car and restart it and it will drive fine as long as the cruise is not set. We checked the car over and found t... Trouble codes: P1127 (Fuel Air Metering), P1129 (Fuel Air Metering), P1136 (Fuel Air Metering), P1138 (Fuel Air Metering), P1335 (Tgnition system or misfire)
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Ignition key VIN: WAUED64B21
Vehicle will not release the ignition key (big chunky style) out of the ignition lock. Starts and runs ok. Looked in the Mitchell wiring diagrams and cannot find some sort of solenoid that traps this key in the lock cylinder. Gotta love this vehicle after doin...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L Mechanical VIN: WAULT68E93
We have in our shop this vehicle, it has set multiple cam syn codes. No start when was picked up. I an going to inspect the timing belt for possible out of time. Is there any way to check for proper timing and replace belt if needed without purchasing the $400...
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1997 BMW 540i 4.4L Mechanical VIN: WBADE6326V
aloha techs i'm trying to locate an oil leak on this v8. ican see the trail of oil coming down the sides of the motor. both left and right sides. but i can't see where it originates from. i do know it is not the valve covers. it looks like timing cover i'm not...
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1998 BMW 740iL 4.4L transmission in fail safe VIN: WBAGJ8321W
I cleared codes out of trans and engine. All tran codes came back and one engine code. Engine code 139 electronic thermostat circuit.checked thermostat wiring have power on 12 volts on red/blue wire.checked harness up into black injection wiring box all is goo...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Traction con VIN: WBAAN37401
We replaced lower air intake boot and crankcase breather with hoses.We have no codes present. Problem is when you take off and shift into second gear as engine approaches 3000 rpm the traction light comes on and car will not accelerate unless you release accel...
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4.0L #3 cylinder VIN: SALTY12422
engine using coolant, pressurized #3 cyl with air, coolant came out overflow tank. removed head, #3 cyl washed down, no visible problems with head gskt or head, block appears ok. possible suggestions?
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L wheels VIN: WDBLK65G3Y
what is the procedure to reassemble, and what is the torque spec for all of those nuts. What am I going to need to put this wheel back together, and what will the success rate for having a smooth ride in this 3 pointed star. THANKS IN ADVANCE TO ALL ON THIS G...
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: VVMWRE334X
change battery check charging system unable to intalize tire pressure monitor fuses good dsc lamp on and the tire moniter lamp on the car drove great cant get the b=/- to work Trouble codes: 5D8C
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L conv. top VIN: WMWRF33465
We have this mini in and the convetable top was locked on the drivers and trying to open on the pass. side. We have removed enough hardware to determine that the cable on the left side is broken. our options from the deler are to replace the cable ($600.00) or...
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2005 Mini Cooper 1.6L MIL Lamp on, VIN: MSHTYDTDG1
Hi guys I'm trying to figure out how to reset the oil maint. reminder? Can't seem to find it in the owners manual. Thanks for your help and time...
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1999 Saab 9-5 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Rough Idle VIN: YS3EF48Z3X
We have this Saab that has a very rough idle. Car never stalls and drives/performs fine off idle, but the idle is very rough with a P0300 code. It never sets a specific cylinder misfire code. We have replaced many coil packs and spark plugs on Saab's so we use... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire code)
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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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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L yaw sensor VIN: YV1CM91H84
Anti-skid service required warning on message display. Retrieved six faults, all associated with yaw sensor: ABS-0121, 0082, 0092, 0093, 0123 (yaw sensor) & 0114 (comm with AYC). Found water under right/front seat under amp and the yaw sensor box very corroded...
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2005 Volvo XC90 V8 4.4L alternator VIN: YV1CZ85255
customer brought car to us with check eng light on and 3 dtc's. 1.,ecm u012087, lost comm. w,starter/alt control module--bus signal ,message failure, 2.,cem 1a62, com w/ecm signal failure, and 3.,cem df13, can h high speed network -signal to high. my first ste...
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Fixes & Summaries for European
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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Mechanical VIN: WAUED24B2Y
It looks like the breather system was the problem. Unfortunately the vehicle is getting the front bumper replaced and won't be out of the body shop until sometime this week. It has very few miles on it so I am not completely sure of the repair yet. I'll try to...
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1991 BMW 325is 2.5L No Start VIN: WBAAA1319L
I will call this a fix. The coolant temp sensor was reading -49 when it should been around so or -3 tops. I replaced the sensor and connector, Cleaned the plug underneath the intake and changed the main relay. The main relay looked like it was starting to burn...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAFA53531
Customer brought the vehicle to another shop for a second opionion. They end up replacing the ECU to fix the MIL problem. Trouble codes: P0601 (control unit memory checkl sum error), P0600 (serial communication link), P0603 (keep alive memory error), P0705 (transmission range sensor error), P0731 (gear 1 incorrect ratio), P0732 (gear 2 incorrect ratio).
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L flywheel VIN: SAJEA51C53
CARMAX INSTALLED AN ENGINE SUPPLIED BY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY . I TRIED TO TALK TO TECH THAT DID THE WORK BUT CARMAX WOULDNT LET ME . I ALSO TRIED TO FIND OUT WHAT MADE THIS ENGINE FAIL (IF , IN FACT IT WAS BAD ) . CARMAX WOULD NOT DISCLOSE THIS INFOR...
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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 4.5L Stall VIN: 1160331205
After installing new fuel filter, starter, battery and cold start pressure regulator. This vehicle is fixed and gone. Thanks for all the help. Especially Rick Pannell here in Kingsport TN. at the Benz Doctors.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBGA70E2S
First of all I would very much like to thank Mark from Texas, Steve from Florida, Charles from Pennsylvania and Wade from California for all of their help with this car that was in the back of my head through the holidays. (Hate when that happens) I did find ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L see description VIN: WDBNG75J7Y
Thank you for those who have responded. I will have to wait to finish this one. The Snap On Modis just cannot perform the proper diagnosis. As per some of the responses, the factory scan toll or equivalent must be used. I will be purchasing the proper tool and... Trouble codes: C1504 (system faults), B1341 (Siren and battery communication error), B1416 (component or signal line A31m1 coolant circulation pump), B1637 (illumination front dash board defect), C1026 (steering angle sensor n initialization).
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2001 Mercedes-Benz C320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: WDBRF64J31
WOW, thankyou everyone. The vehicle runs great! I cleared all the AAC [KLA] air conditioning module codes and the car is out of limp-mode!! I had cleared codes in the EZS, ESP, ME28, TAC, and instrument cluster modules, but never erased the AAC. I wonder i... 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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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L No Start VIN: 4JGAB54EX2
Most of the replys I received said that the crankshaft sensors on this vehicle are a major source of no start problems. I had replaced the sensor but still had the same problem. I scoped the cam sensor as well and although there was no code for it, I also ha... Trouble codes: P2034 (crankshaft sensor).
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2005 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.7L p/s VIN: 4JGBB86E46
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLIED, YES, NEW PUMP WAS DEFECTIVE !! WE REPLACED WITH ANOTHER NEW PUMP AND ALL IS FINE NOW
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2004 Porsche Cayenne S 4.5L drivers side power seat VIN: WP1AB29P04
sorry for the late response, car needed a new drivers seat module
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1990 Saab 900 Turbo 2.0L No Start, no comms VIN: YS3AL35L1L
Thanks to all that replied. I got a lot of good advice on bad ECUs for that period but what I really needed was an explanation for the lack of comms with the ECU. Turns out that this system will only retrieve codes and a very limited data stream which did not ...
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2002 Saab 9-5 Arc 3.0L trans
located and purchased used trans computer, installed and vehicle is fixed. opened cover on old unit connector to circuit board has very fine wires making the connection open/failure was not clear cut but board insulation appeared to have air bubbles in the are...
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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on, noise VIN: 3VWCD31YX5
customer took vehicle, was going to see if volkswagen covered the intercooler, if it comes back, i will post fix. I believe codes were caused by crack in intercooler, most of you agreed
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1984 Volvo 242 DL 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1AX8848E
Thank you all sooo much. You have saved me much grief and aggravation. I was trained in the new school of thought, and on new vehicles (96 and newer), so this was a headache for me. There were multiple issues that I never would have found w/o everyone's hel...
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