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1996 Audi A4 Quattro 2.8L left rear
hi this audi has knocking noise from left rear when driving [as far as i can tell] and seems a little worse when braking. after being on hoist noise gone so thought uneven overtorqued wheel bolts. also ran in drive on hoist and no caliper wobble. now customer ...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Heating VIN: 1VWADBGE66
Hey guys, working on this Audi thats blowing nothing but cold air. Temp gauge is right in the middle and seems to warm up in a normal amount of time. I have about 175 degrees on the upper radiator hose and about 150 degrees on the heater core hoses. I know the...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABS53401
car came in with check engine light on and car intermittent cut off. replace inatke air boot, thermostant and intake cam sensor, smoke test, no more leak. erease dtc p0344 come right back and car still cut off. i heard someone mention about maybe a veno proble... Trouble codes: P0344, P0505 (idle control system malfunction), P0128 (coolant thermostant)
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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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2003 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WDBRF40J13
Hi, we are replacing the cylinder head on this Mercedes for the typical carbon sticking valves. I have only replaced one of these 5 years ago at the dealer and I had all the special tools. My question is what tools do we have to get for this job and what tools...
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2005 Other European Continential 6.0L tpms VIN: SCBR63WX5C
Trying to find the TPMS control unit, it is not in the same place as a Phaeton any help would be appriciated.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle TDI 1.9L Converter, VIN: 3VWCP21CX2
This VW feels like it has a 2000 rpm stall converter. In drive, it doesn't move until 1700 RPM and then full lock up and it will drive and change gears. However if your load falls below 1250 rpm the process starts all over again. In reverse it is fine. My pega...
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1986 Volvo 740 GLE 2.3L Alternator VIN: YV1FX8842G
It's February and I took on a Volvo, What can I say? Vehicle came in with new battery and reman. alternator installed, not charging. KOEO have bright, oil pressure, battery, Brake, Parking Brake, Bulb out & Washer lights. KOER oil pressure light goes out, all ...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L poor acceleration VIN: YV1LZ56D4Y
when accelerating it feels like you have three levels of throttle openings and the car will not go over 90mph and sometimes while trying to go up hills black smoke bad out tail pipe and no power plus no codes set. checked fuel pressure and turbo boost with in...
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2001 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Gauges/ Cluster VIN: YV1SZ58D51
We have a Volvo that our customer started tuesday morning and all of the warning indicators in the right corner of the cluster are flashing and all other gauges are inop. I have scanned and cleared all faults, performed a capacitive discharge with no change in...
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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: YVW8222234
I found an oil change and a good run up and down the highway seems to have fixed this one, I agree with mat that the belt had to stretch out. I also did use the cam holder bar (proper one)but did not use the crank holder pin but I know the belt was on right. I... Trouble codes: P1522.
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2004 Audi A6 3.0L Temp Guage VIN: WAULT64B24
Thanks to everyone. Almost all of you stated the temp sensor. Bingo. The only thing is I found you better get the part from the dealer. They told me I needed a o-ring and it would be needed to seal it up correct. They were right. Al
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2003 BMW Z4 3.0i 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USBT53483
Journeymen thanks for the quick replies. Peter, Usman and Alex all supplied the definition of intake air temp sensor. Customer has not agreed to repair as yet. Trouble codes: 2F09 (unknown).
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBFA67E8R
Sorry for the hold up guys. this one has never come back. it will at some point hes a good customer with multiple vehicles so i just have to wait till he drives that one again. thanks for all the responses
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L wheels VIN: WDBLK65G3Y
I want to thank all who replied to this post. I knew the answer before posting, but thought it might be prudent to ask the European experts, since I only speak Chevrolet ( well sort of ). I have the wheel sitting here, and am still on the fence as to what I ...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L Suspension VIN: WDBUF83J54
Install new air compressor & its all good, Damon [...] agreed with me on replacing the compressor...Thanks Again Damon
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L esp VIN: 4JBB75E66A
Thank u all for your time and tips, after all I end up using a different scan tool.This one linked to the ESP module and retreived codes for rear speed sensors. I compared resistance between both of them and found the problem. After replacing them, and clearin...
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1987 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2L Speed Control VIN: WPOAB0915H
Thanks to everyone who responded and thanks to Patrick from BC who turned me on to the on line repair manuals which gave me the wiring factory schematics. It led me to the wires being crossed in the control module connector and one that was out of its socket a...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSK69M53
well I can chalk this one up to dumb luck, it turns out that the aftermarket cmp sensor I installed was bad. I installed a dealer cmp sensor and no cmp code, however the coil pack I put on set 4 coil primary codes. So the moral of the story is, on VW, install ... Trouble codes: P1338 (cam position sensor circuit open short).
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1LZ56D5X
Thanks for the replies, taking time out of your busy schedules and free time. My customer sent his throttle module in to get it repaired from this place, . He got it back and still acted up, actually he said its acting up all ...
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