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1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WUALA84A5S
Hey there! Have a 95 S6 that is becoming a headache. Car came in for failed e-test, we found a dead oxygen sensor, and a dirty throttle body, so we replaced the 02 and did a BG induction service on car, put in a clean air filter and cleaned the MAF while we in...
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2002 BMW 745Li 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N4AL11D33
I can not find much repair info on this vehicle.It would run like crap cold. I found the ECT sensor reading cold at -40 so I replaced the thermostat/sensor assembly.It runs good now but the codes return in 2 drive cycles. I have smoke checked the intake for va... Trouble codes: P507, P2187, P2189
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2003 BMW 760Li 6.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: WBAGN8341D
This car has intermittent stall problem at idle only. It won't set any faults in either dme and the fuel pressures are close to 3.0 bar on both sides. It did had a pcv valve that was making noise, so I replaced both sides and smoke tested the intake, also clea...
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2003 BMW 530i 3.0L air bag light on VIN: WBADT63443
Hello group,have this 2003 BMW with air bag light on code ( 13 ) ( air bag driver stage 2 )need some help of description and where to start.thank you.
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1990 Jaguar Vanden Plas Majestic 4.0L abs VIN: SAJMY1744L
I have reviewed the fix data base and believe i have a bad power booster. The symptoms i have are the boost pump runs the instant you depress the brake pedal and you can hear a hissing sound and view brake fluid movement in the reservoir. This continues for ab...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L converter VIN: SAJDA01C41
Ok guys thanks in advance.This one is acting like the lock up selenoid is bad but havent been able to find one on it.The wierd thing is that it only stalls the car in drive it will run normal in reverse.But if you put it in drive with the brake pressed it will...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WDBFA76F8V
hello benz techs, i got a sl600 that intermittently when driving the engine light,esp light, and oil level light come on, all i.c. gauges go dead except speedo, trans goes into limp home mode, has reduced rpm capabilities when manually shifting, and feels unde... Trouble codes: 1570 (das to right control module faulty n3/12), P1747, P1641, P1519, C1022, 065 (control module n15/3)
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G13
hello fello techs I have a soft top that is not working and I have scaned with Launch X431 and retreaved B1650-000 code Supply voltage of the soft top limit switch is fault.I have activated the soft top release valve and tonneau cover latch and cant find the l...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBWK56F96
Well, I bought my wife something nice and turns out to be more work than her. I bought a 2006 SLK350 wrecked and fixed, I am very knowledgable with vehicles but shady with Euro cars. I pulled codes and have a P2188 and P2190 for rich exhaust on both banks. I h... Trouble codes: P2188 (Rich Bank 1), P2190 (Rich Bank 2)
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M51
Ran computer test found code alldata says test ldp have 12 volt and ground at connector with key on. Ohmed connector at ldp found bad reading at pins 1 and 3 was .46 k ohms replaced ldp same code returned. Found colapsed vacuum line under hood replaced cleared... Trouble codes: P1475 (Emissions control ldp ckt malfunction/signal ckt open)
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cam sensor VIN: 3VWST71K06
Vehicle is a No start; showing p0726 cam sensor not a plausable signal. Replaced cam sensor problem still there. Unplug crank senor and vehicle will start and run. Checking codes while running it will set a cam sensor code and a crank sensor code. Cleared code...
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1998 Volvo S70 GLT 2.4L Stall VIN: YV1LS5645W
Car came in the other day for intermittant stalling (she thinks maybe when turning). It starts instantly but only think noticed is radio memory is lost (code has to be entered). I drove it over 20km's and worked fine. Upon inspection, found loose battery (gro... Trouble codes: P0455, P0442, P0116
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1999 BMW Z3 Roadster 2.8L Cooling Systems VIN: 4USCH3330X
we have installed a new fan shroud and new fan blades and all seems to be well thanks for everyones help
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2008 BMW X5 3.0si 3.0L Tire VIN: 5UXFE43558
Thank you all for helping! Just got the vehicle back from the alignment shop. I asked the tech there about weighting the seats, and he said he does that for every make vehicle. As for the vlignment values, they were indeed off. The rear especially (go figure)....
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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Engine VIN: S8JKX6241W
we pulled the valve covers and checked chains all were tight and tensioners looked good ,the vibration from the dipstick tube was really strange ,so we ran a Wynn's oil flush product Thur and changed the oil ,we used the snappy video camera up the drain plug a...
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1990 Land Rover Range Rover 3.9L No Start
This one is fixed! Have not had much time to work on it because my shop is very small and very busy. I changed the fuel fouled plugs, unplugged the MAF, and it started right up. Got new MAF and sent it on it's way. I just want to thank everyone for being so he... Trouble codes: 29 (ECM Memory check), 17 (Throttle Position Sensor Fault).
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 2.5L Hesitation VIN: SALNY222X3
We replaced the intake, and all is good. Truck runs great thank you to all the techs that replied. We had to replace the intake plenum, the valves internal to it were broken and flopping around. These valves would close when the engine would pull air into the ... Trouble codes: 1319 (Unknown), 0304 (Misfire 4), 0305 (Misfire 5).
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 4.3L soft top VIN: WDBLK70G9Y
it turns out that the people who installed the radio connected the soft top swith to the esp connector and vice versa causing the light in soft top switch to be on all the time and since wrong wire soft top would not work thanks for the input
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L 2-3 Shift VIN: WMWRC33516
WELL, CAR IS GONE. WE REPLACED SHIFT UNIT IN TRANSMISSION. IT WAS ONLY 3 BOLTS AND AN EASY FIX. WE CONTACTED ALLDATA TO REQUEST PROCEDURE AND THEY DID FIND IT. THEY SAID THAT THEY WOULD BE ADDING PROCEDURE TO DATA BASE NOW. ALL THAT SAID, THE PROCEDURE CALLS F...
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2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L oil pressure VIN: WVWNA23B5Y
After inspecting the cam journals and finding them in perfect condition.I was stumped, short of a complete tear-down.Pump was replaced.No increase in pressure. Being that the pressure was 27 psi, I did not believe the engine was in danger of failure. So I inst...
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L high beams VIN: 3VWCK21C53
well the fix is in! well another case of back to the basics found bad grounds in the high beam headlights assemplies it also afected the fog lights thanks for the 2 replies but as mensioned in the post both headlights switchs were replaced with no change thank...
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2003 Volvo XC70 X/C 2.5L Windshield washer causing static from speakers VIN: YV1SZ59H23
In brief, the problem was a minor annoyance and the customer was not interested in investing much money to diagnose and resolve the problem. I received many helpful posts especially about adding a noise suppressor to the washer pump. The posts are very self ...
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2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L gauges VIN: YV1CN59H44
thanks for everyone that replied. I replaced the CEM and reloaded new software with Vida. Customer picked up car 2 days ago with no problems.
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