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1998 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Unknown VIN: WAUJC84A7W
This Audi has a violent vibration in steering wheel and through out the body of the car when driving at moderate speeds and turning slightly to the left. I have changed both frt. axles, they were clicking. Replaced both cv joints on the drive shaft. Center u-j...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Convertor +shifting VIN: WAUED54B81
Replaced trans with used unit and used torq conv. Trans would not run with original computer We installed computer that came with the used trans. Trans still wouldn't run Try to fill trans with fluid but we can only put about 2 or 3 qts of oil, it seems like t...
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1996 BMW 318i 1.9L Monitors VIN: WBABH7325T
This vehicle I have ran 100 miles plus and the oxygen monitor has not run. I am trying to get one more monitor to pass emissions and the usually the oxygen sensor runs pretty quick. I have monitored through the scan tool and appears to be switching ok. I have ...
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L timing chain VIN: WBABM5341Y
Hi, I am having an issue with a bmw 328ci Car came in for check engine light and sluggish performance. Test drove car and seems to run fine. But car started to make a very loud noise about 1500-1800rpm's. Sounds like a fan hitting fan shroud. Returned to shop ...
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2002 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4USCN33472
Hello Gang, Here's a wierd one. Since I checked there have been no recorded occurences of this code so lets make this the first for BMW. Car came in with the MIL light on and two codes. One was simple, a blown hose from the AIR pump to the valve fixed the P... Trouble codes: P2096 (Post Catalyst Fuel Trim System Too Lean Bank 1)
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L . VIN: SAJEAS1C93
need some help on this jaguar, car came into shop with a brake light problem, noticed when applying the brake pedal that the rear brake lights would light up the siganal lights on the rear. the third brake light would come on as it should, now this only happen...
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1995 Land Rover Discovery 3.9L No Start VIN: SALJN1243S
Checked for flooding, car was flooded badly and cranked like it had no compression. Tried to clear flooding, checked for spark while I was at it, no spark to the plugs. Kid installed wrong coil wire, didn't make contact with coil terminal OR the distributor! N...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Vehicle VIN: WDBUF65J83
Hello MBZ Techs: We have got a winner! This vehicle came in on our past recommends of the front end, Ball Joints, Radious Arms, Tires, and Alignment. There was never a complaint about pulling, now after the repairs we have an extreme pull right. We tried putti...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling system VIN: WMWRC33483
Hello, We have a mystery coolant leak on this Mini. The customer claims it looses coolant slowly. We topped off the system and it has gone down to the low mark on the coolant bottle after using it as a parts runner for the last three days. There is a very sli...
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1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 3.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: WP0C2990XS
Hello to all and thanks in advance for any help you all may be able to offer. This car was purchased used about 2 months ago and ran fine until about a week ago. The customer stated that the fuel gauge was reading incorrectly and it would run out of gas while ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L starter motor VIN: YS3ED48E91
This one has been here a while. after putting a turbo last summer the cust ran out of money and left it in his yard for 8 mos. Found battery dead, replaced by owner, went dead again. Then the starter started to run all by itself whenever the battery was hooked...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB49S43
this car came in with a secondary air low flow code the cust said it had ben bad for a couple of year after inspection found the pump wasnt putting out any flow and after reading i replace both the valve and pump i thought it was fixed because when i started c...
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1982 Volkswagen Jetta 1.7L No Start
Sorry for the vague information listed. This is an agricultural sprayer with a Volkswagen engine and ignition system. I have looked through Alldata and have found that an early 80's Jetta has the same ignition system, and the inputs to the module are the same ...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L heater VIN: WVWJH63BX1
THIS CAR CAME IN FOR SERVICE. FOUND NO HEAT ON ROAD TEST. COLD AIR CAME OUT OF VENTS. PULLED IN THE SHOP INSPECTED UNDER THE HOOD. NOTICED THE A/C COMPRESSOR WAS RUNNING CONTINOUSLY AND DID NOT CYCLE. NOT BEING ABLE TO TURN OFF THE COMPRESSOR, I DISCONNECTED T...
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2005 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3VWRG71K15
hello people i have a small problem this vech came in rolling idle in park or neutral has codes for idle control and for secondary fan oper i cant pinpoint a problem coolent temp showes ok on scanner and fan works correctly is it possible for an ect sensor to ...
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1999 Volvo S70 2.4L abs VIN: YV1L556DXX
Hello everyone, I have my 'test' for the week here at my Automotive shop. Customer came in to shop stating that her ABS light would come on intermittently and also that the CHECK ENGINE light was on. I put my MODIS on the vehicle and got the following codes: ...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS9OD7X
Complaint was miss and sluggish at times. Replaced throttle body and downloaded software. Ran good for an hour. Sat for 2 hours and refused to stay running. Replaced plugs and coils. Runs but misses at idle and poor acceleration, back to original complaint. Sc... Trouble codes: 91B7 (throttle unit fault), 1600 (boost pressure sensor), 904D (pedel sensor fault), 903F (throttle signal low), 904C (MIL requested by throttle unit), 903C (Throttle unit internal fault)
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Steering VIN: WBAAM3342Y
Thanks to everyone for the input. Alot of the replies I got pointed to the P/S pump,reservoir and or rack. Most also said that if the pump was bad that the rack should also be replaced due to the debris from the P/S pump contaminating the system. Also the rese...
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300E 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA30D4M
Thanks to all that replied, You guys are great car is fixed. i was not fully engauged in adjuster. Have no 4 gas analizer reset with O2 unplugged. adjustment very touchy was out took a bit but got O2 to hover between .4 and .6 and plugged in O2 and drove ...
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L p0730 trans range compsrison repedetly negative VIN: WDBFA67F2T
we found that the TCM was full of oil, we cleaned it but the car still won't shift. this car is scheduled to have a transr rebuilt. thanks for all you help.
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2005 Porsche Cayenne 3.2L rear hatch VIN: WP1AA29PX5
EVERY ONE WAS RIGHT THE DOOR SWITCH ONLY UNLOCKS THE REAR WHEN DOORS ARE LOCKED IT DOESNT POP ANYTHING.I GUESS I DONT SEE ENOUGH OF THESE CARS TO KNOW,THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L alarm system VIN: 3VWFA81H3T
Well, I've made some progress, but we're not there yet. The owner was considerably daunted by all the complications and expense the replies indicated might be necessary. Then an emergency happened and they were away for over three weeks. When they returned da...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L temp light VIN: 3VWCA21C9X
Well the Beattle is fixed and the customer is happy. First off I would like to thank each and every one of you that replied to my plea for help. As most of you stated it was indeed the 4 wire sensor. I learned a leason on this one, look at the wiring diagrams ...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Brake Pedal VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Sorry for the late fix post. The fix was replaceing the ABS unit with a used part. There were no ABS faults on this unit, but the faults are related to electrical issues. I believe there was a internal hydraulic leak causing the pedal to leak down. I was never...
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1998 Volvo V70 2.4L will not set monitor VIN: YV1LZ5640W
Thanks for all your responces. The volvo was in appendix J of the inspection manual. My machine did not reconize the vehicle so i called the et help desk and they told me that they were aware of the problem and were working on correcting it. They said it may t...
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2003 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L skids inoporative VIN: YV1CZ91H53
Replaced DIM to get clock working and system on line. Worked 1 week and skids problem reoccured. Sent to dealer to get yaw sensor calibrated. Thank you.
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