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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L Instrument C VIN: WAUBA34B1X
Audi experts, I replaced the instrument cluster in this car with a genuine Audi reman unit. Read and transferred coding, mileage, etc. using VAS 5052A, no problems. The cluster was replaced due to dim display in the center. Rechecked soft coding, it is correc...
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2001 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: WAUDC68D41
This vehicle has been setting P1531 (camshaft solenoid circuit) for several months, but vehicle drove OK so customer didn't want to spend any time on it. Recently the customer complains of rough running, misfire and hesitation. Checked the usual plugs/coilpac... Trouble codes: P1531 (Camshaft Solenoid Circuit)
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2006 Audi A4 2.0L Misfire VIN: WAUAF78E86
This car has a a misfire on #4 cylinder but only after a 10 - 15 min hot soak. The dealer has installed a ECU due to no injector pulse on 2 injectors, the customer only drove car about 1 week and had misfire at times- so dealer removed intake manifold and clea... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0304 (4 cylinder misfire)
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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L Ignition VIN: WBADD6322W
Vehicle was towed in after it sat idle for about 4 months. Vehicle had a bad transmission, which was pulled, rebuilt and replaced into vehicle. Car was operating fine after swap waiting for customer to pick up. Went to move the vehicle and had a no-start situa...
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2003 BMW 745Li 4.4L cooling leak VIN: WBAGN63433
we have a 2003 beamer, in the shop with the cooling leak we pressurized the system & the cooling was leaking from the timing chain cover, from the small hole. the way i see it is there is a pipe under the valley plate & its has an oring is there any gasket inv...
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2005 BMW 545i 4.4L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBANB33525
Vehicle in for service engine soon and increased emissions warnings. Faults stored for mixture too lean, banks 1 and 2. Checked adaptation values; both additive and multiplicative show lean mixture; values of around 1.0. Smoke tested the intake and exhaust s... Trouble codes: 29E8 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 1 idling per time unit), 29F0 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 1 sum check fault), 29E7 (fuel mixture adaptation bank 2 idling per time unit), 29EF (fuel mixture adaptation bank 2 sum check fault)
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2002 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Instrument cluster. VIN: SAJDA42C01
Hello, This jag was towed into our shop after it sat for 3 months in a garage, due to it only being a summer car. When the car was parked it ran great and had no problems. Now it starts and runs, but will not come out of park. None of the gauges are working pr...
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: SALPV1440W
Is there anything in the EVAP system left that could set this code? How about the canister it self? Trouble codes: P1448 (EVAP loss control system Major leak)
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2002 Mercedes-Benz ML320 3.2L brake lamp VIN: 4JGAB54E22
I try to steer away from these but this is a good customer and i'm trying to help out. Rear brake lamps on always with ign on. Also customer complains of cruise in-op, and the trip upper console is in-op(it does display but will not cycle mode)- The brake lamp...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK550 5.5L Air Ride VIN: W0DDJ72X29
Over the past couple of weeks we have had a few newer Mercedes come in with Air Ride Suspension. We have looked all over for the procedure to disable the air ride so we can lift these vehicles without damaging the suspension airbags. Alldata, WIS, and the owne...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3VWCA21C6X
customer says the vehicle will stall and barely run when gas get down to about 4 gallon left.they fill the tank back up and car runs fine until it gets back down to about 4 gallon again.customer adds about 10 gallon of gas every time,spec show this is a 14.5 g...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L vss VIN: 3VWSP69M51
Help please. I removed the 4 speed automatic transmission to replace torque converter/ring gear assembly because of a no crank caused by worn ring gear teeth. Reassembled and road test...seems to be starting off in third and never upshifts to fourth. Codes are...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 2.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWRH53B91
hello all . this vehichle came in with all of these misfire codes . o.e. plugs/wires at 113000. replaced plugs wires , cmp sensor . started engine , c4mis code . swapped wires, plugs , injectors . still c4mis . good compression on all . checked timing belt mar... Trouble codes: P0345, P0300, P0304, P0306, P0305
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2002 Volkswagen Golf GL 1.9L 2-3 shift VIN: 9BWGP61J52
Good day everyone. We have a 2002 VW Golf TDI with a 4 speed automatic in the shop. The initial customer complaint was that it had slippage between 2nd and 3rd gears. Test drove with customer, and sure enough, as it is shifting from 2nd to 3rd, it will slip fo...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L abs, tpms,esp,mil VIN: WVGZC67L84
vw techs this touareg was dropped at our door and would not shift out of park. i had to move vehicle so i removed shifter cover to access the interlock solenoid. the car starts fine and i was able to drive it into a service bay. during testing i found many com...
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2000 Volvo S40 1.9L No Start VIN: YVIVS29571
Customer drove car in today and said afetr driving for 30 mins or so and shuting car off it would not start till it cooled down . we got it to do the same thing in the shop and we hooked some test equiptment on it and when we shut it of to try and start it wou... Trouble codes: P0128, P0015, P0118
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUEH64BX1
It appears this A6 is fixed. After getting codes for both front sensors, both catalytic converters and intermittent air injection codes. We tried two known good take off front oxygen sensors and none of the codes have returned in over a week. It appears tha... Trouble codes: 17819 (Secondary Air Injection System Bank 2 Insufficient Flow), 16814 (Catalyst System Bank 2 Efficiency Below Threshold), 16519 (Oxygen Sensor B1 S1 Heating Circuit Malfunction), 16539 (Oxygen Sensor B2 [...] Circuit Malfunction).
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2002 BMW 330Ci 3.0L turn signals
Just want to thank everyone who replied it saved me a lot of time, was not sure if this was a feature of the car or not. Do not always work on these European cars. I believe the whole problem was the alternator intermintently not charging or overcharging, we'l...
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L idol speed is low VIN: 5UXFB3353L
we reseted the system by disconnecting the battery & left it overnight & we reconnected it & everything was back too normal. thank you too everyone who replied i appreciate your help.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic 5.0L headlight aim VIN: WDBUH83JX5
Sorry,we did not recieve any helpful information.Hi-beam Headlights are not adjustable for up and down,only side to side.If we come up with something we will post.Thanks.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 5.0L cold upshift VIN: 4JGBB75E36
Now that the weather is warmer the transmission is'nt acting up as much.I am thinking that it might be an internal problem.as for the ESP,yaw rate sensor I have not recieved any information what so ever so I am guessing that it is an uncommon problem.I am stil...
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2008 Mercedes-Benz ML350 3.5L air filter VIN: 4JGBB86E58
Customer had to take vehicle due to time, but info recieved from everyone sound more logical than what my tech was trying, when vehicle comes back I will give it anouther go. Thanks David
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2003 Mini Cooper S 1.6L Unknown VIN: WMWRE334X3
Yep, supercharger was shot. Not as bad of a job as had figured. Also sold the water pump as that has to come off anyway. Thanks again guys, Jason.
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2002 Rolls Royce Park Ward 5.4L Suspension VIN: SCALD61E82
Most of guys said it was overfilled, special thanks to DON from Oklahoma to explain the bleeding procedure. Thanks again
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2001 Saab 9-5 SE 3.0L No Start VIN: YS3ED55E91
Got a used ECM with the same hardware # as the original via the sticker and via the Tech 2. It programmed to the immobilizer easily though when done I got a message that ECM needed to be reprogrammed to achieve full functionality.(their words not mine) In atte...
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1996 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L high side hummms VIN: 3VWFA81T7T
REPLACE EXPANSION VALVE PROBLEM FIX. FANS WORK WHEN A/C IS ON
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: WVWMD23B5Y
WELL SORRY FOR THE DELAY. CAR SAT HERE ALL THIS TIME. VEHICLE HAS BANK1 CONVERTER CLOGGED AND BROKEN DOWN CUSTOMER DECLINED REPAIRS DUE TO COST. THANKS TO ALL THAT HELPED Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0303.
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3VWBS21J31
Replaced catalytic converter, passed emissions with flying colors.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Door Locks VIN: 3VWCB21C82
First off thanks for all the help guys. I did like few of you sugguested which was check for operation of dome light when opening door. Dome light did not come on so I have a faulty door latch. Customer did not care to fix car, but now I know what to look for...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Headlights VIN: 3VWRP69M03
The female connectors to the bulb were all flattened out and were flopping around loose on the bulb. I don't know if is poor quality parts or excessive heat from overcharging. I'm still not buying the OEM bulb thing. We did put some dielectric grease on it, ma...
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2000 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Hesitation, Surge VIN: YV1LZ56D1Y
The customer decided they didn't want to have to pay for a throttle module, if that is what it is? as the customer knows the car is past the the "in service" date so they are gonna shop for a new car. Thanks to all who took their valuable time to try & help. B... Trouble codes: P0300, P0446.
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2001 Volvo S40 1.9L blower motor VIN: YVLVS295X1
Hey Lars, Hey Ed, Hey Justin, and to all others who assisted. You all are great!--- Under passenger dash area. Remove lower panel. Part # [...] power speed resistor for blower motor, with a 3 wire connector mounted in blower case was the fault. Replaced...
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