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2000 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Oil Temp Gauge VIN: WAUED24B9Y
We are diagnosing an inoperative oil temp gauge on this 2.7L twin-turbo Audi. As far as we can tell the gauge sender should be on the front of the engine beside or behind the a/c compressor but we can't find it. We plan to swap it for a known good sender and c...
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2008 Audi A5 2.7L Excessive Emissions VIN: WAUZZZ8T88
Hey Audi techs, any one know the re-generation procedure for the DPF on an Audi A5 with engine code CAMA. I've tried all methods I know but cant seem to get anywhere. I've attached the diagnostic log below and some other data that might be helpful Address 0... Trouble codes: P242F (Diesel Particulate Filter Bank 1 Restricted/Clogged), P2002 (Particulate Trap Bank 1 Efficiency Below Threshold)
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1995 BMW 318i 1.8L Igintion VIN: WBABK6329S
I apologize in advance for the long post but this one is killing us and we can not thank of anything else to check. This car was towed in for no start. We checked it over and could not find a good reason for it not to start. We disconnected the battery and tou...
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2001 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBABN534X1
Missing something here. Modis european software. Freeze frame codes sets at idle, stft 18.8 % ltft 7.8 % bank i and ii same. Oxygen sensor voltages forward the same. Smoke checked intake, valve cover, breather to crankcase vent valve. Can find no more false ai... Trouble codes: P0174 (System too lean), P0171 (System too lean)
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2005 BMW 325xi 2.5L Door Mirrors VIN: WBAEP33405
Hello iatn members sorry in advance for long post, i have the above mentioned headache,door mirrors are inop. Right side tilts down when reversing,checked all fuses all good, checked mirror adjust for propper ground all there pin 2 body/door ground,pin 1,3,4 a...
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2003 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Clutch VIN: SAJEB52D03
I have a Jaguar X type with a dual mass flywheel I have read there might be and after market conversion kit to replace the DMF with a solid flywheel but I am having no luck locating one. Or a good price for a new one any idel on where I might get one would be ...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L door locks VIN: SALME11403
This car works without trouble after a engine job, but the door locks , tail door lock, and wiper cannot be operated with the buttons and controls in the car , but if you hook up a scanner and test the body module you can make everything work, so the body modu...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L command unit VIN: WDB2110652
customer has this e320 and the command screen has a message,SOFTWARE UPGRADE REQUIRED,he takes it to the local stealership,they say new unit required AU$6000.00 please.does this seem legitimate,is there any other way to do an updgrade to these command units,
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2002 Porsche Boxster Roadster 2.7L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: WP0CA29832
This one was towed in. The customer states ran fine, and was parked in the garage. They came out later and the vehicle started and ran rough for a few sec and stalled. Would't restart. I got vehicle held petal to floor and engine started - but only ran on thr... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire), P0343 (Bank one cam position sensor signal high pending)
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2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo 4.5L oil leak VIN: WP1AC29P04
This cayenne turbo came in for oil change. I took bottom covers off and noticed that there is oil on the left bottom side of frame next to inter cooler. I took some covers off and no obvious leak, but it looked like the oil is coming out from air tube from int...
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2006 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Door Window VIN: YS3FD49Y96
I replaced a driver side window regulator with aftermarket one from Worldpack. Car came back with metal clips that are supposed to hold the glass to the regulator disconnected. One was completely off the regulator and on the bottom of the door. After re-attach...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWNA23BXY
Ever get that car that just won't go away? You know the one that came in looking like you'd FINALLY make a couple dollars on and it ends up COSTING you about $3,700.99??? This is it: 2000 VW Passat. We put a timing belt and water pump (had to remove the ENTIRE... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304 (Cyl 4 Misfire)
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2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 4 Motion 2.8L door locks VIN: WVWYH63B82
The locks all work with key in door and with button on arm rest but the remote will now only unlock the drivers door. We have tried the other verion of the lock assy part # ending with AM but same problem. Have tried coding them and we got a code 930 incorrect...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L power window VIN: WVWSB61J92
upon connecting harness to window motor window works for a few times, then stops working. Other 3 windows do not work off the master switch but work off the other doors. Discon battery dr. window starts working again for a few times and then again stops. Is th...
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1995 Volvo 940 T 2.3L No Start, Stall VIN: JGFTYHDGYV
Help please i need to know where to start looking on this before i spend a lot of time i have this 95 volvo 940 turbo that came to the shop that has a problem of a hard start cold or hot does not matter when this happens the car has spark has fuel presure (43 ...
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2001 Volvo V70 2.4T 2.4L No Start VIN: YV1SZ58D91
Got vehicle from aution, was hit on left front door fender area, the car wont start, it has good spark, good fuel pressure, it has good communication with ecm, but has no injector pulse, looking at a wiring diagram, the common green wire to the injectors has p...
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS29502
Volvo tech, please help. Car came in, customer complaint car intermittent loss power. Install scanner, no dtc. Road test, vertify complaint, install scanner, pending code p0303. Sway coil, spark plug, wire and injector, still misfire on #3. Pedning code also g... Trouble codes: P0303 (Cylinder 3 misfire)
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1990 BMW 535i 3.5L No Start VIN: WBAHD23134
Thanks for everyone's fast responses. I went with my gut feeling and the overall majority that it had a bad mcu. I tracked down a used one, put it in, and the car started right up and ran great. I did discuss with my the customer the possible problems with the...
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2002 BMW 525i 2.5L Control Head VIN: WBADS43482
Thank you for the help. The car has now been gone for just over a week and I have heard nothing from the customer, so it seems to be fixed. Eric and Erik both were right. I went to the auxiliary coolant pump, located on the lower driver side of the fan shroud,...
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1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign 4.0L abs VIN: SAJJHALD3A
Thank you to everyone who took the time to reply, espically Brian who was kind enough to help us out with some wiring diagrams. We found a faulty ABS pump was the cause of the fault along with a blocked passage way to the accumulator. We found a blown fuse cau...
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2003 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L Mechanical VIN: SAJEAAG1T0
Carried car to dealer for reprogram did not fix the car.They said it was trans. Found trans.shop that specialize in jag .it is there they said trans they are rebuilding so i will update when they get finished with it .thanks to everyone for there help.
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L abs tcs & hdc VIN: SALTY16473
Sorry for not closing this earlier. I ended up doing so much other work on this vehicle, head gaskets & valve job, front cover gasket & oil pan gasket that the customer chose not to pursue the ABS problem at this time. From all the great information I got from...
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SALMB1123A
this vehicle needed a Vanos solenoid next time this will be a simple repair, by swapping units for the diagnostic purpose a special 32mm socket would make this job very easy. Stewart's Automotive
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1999 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBHA29G3X
Following the suggestions of the 3 respondents, I rechecked fuel pressure and volume which were fine. I also ran a Motor-vac to clean the injectors. Unfortunately, immediately following this service, the customer took the car to Phoenix for 3 weeks and just re...
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2003 Mini Cooper 1.6L Cooling system VIN: WMWRC33483
I am going to close this post with what can only be described as a possible fix. We put dye in the cooling system, and since that time the coolant has not gone down at all. The only thing we did with the dye was to put a new coolant cap on the car. The cap ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L starter motor VIN: YS3ED48E91
I have not fixed this car but it seems to be fixed anyway. Everybody told me that it was probably a short in the starter or the control circuit. I checked all the wiring and it is all ok... It was suggested that the TWICE might be causing the problem but...
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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS9OD7X
Useful tips. Customer declined repairs. Still think ECM. Many shops are sending these to the dealer for the anyalysis. 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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1999 Volvo S80 T6 2.8L Mechanical VIN: YV1TS90DXX
You all really have good answers and I can tell that the issues would be resolved with the help I received here. Unfortunatly this car from my quote to the customer is not worth fixing. Needs new ABS module curcuit board, that trans sth valve / solenoid, Cem...
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1999 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L timing belt VIN: YV1TS97D8X
Well this one is fixed. It was something simple that I was overlooking. As mentioned, the cover was off, well I also left the large crank pully off, so the crank gear was not fully seated. I got 10 replies and a few of them got me pointed in the right dire...
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