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1998 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Hesitation VIN: WAUCB28DXW
The first question I have is more related to my scanner. I am trying to do the throttle acuator relearn and can not find on mitchell the process. If anyone knows the process especially for the Matco Determinator I have the european files. I think I have to ent... Trouble codes: 16507 (tps low voltage), 17952 (throttle actuation signal high), 17953 (throttle valve regulation malfunction), 01274 (air flow flap motor)
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2001 BMW 740i 4.4L Rear brakes VIN: WBAGG83401
Vehicle was towed to us from the dealer, customer stated that it needed a rubber brake hose. After inspecting the vehicle I found that one of the rubber brake hoses located right off the ABS unit had burst. We replaced both of the hoses (they both feed the rea...
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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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2004 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L hydrolic VIN: SAJEA51C24
This car came to me from another shop they put brakes all around and the rear calipers the calipers were off the car for a long time and drained the system down. Now it is not getting fluid out the right rear or the left front. It will det fluid at times. I gr...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S420 4.2L Battery VIN: WDBGA43E9S
Hi everyone. Thanks in advance for your input. We have an elusive battery drain problem on this Mercedes. We first checked out the drain about 10 months ago. The car had some central locking issues and an intermittent, slow battery drain. We ended up having t...
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1995 Mercedes-Benz S320 LWB 3.2L battery VIN: WDBGA32E1S
car came in with a dead bat. Charged and tested bad, replaced bat. Sytem charges fine. Has major draw. kills bat over night. Have removed all fuses in power dist box under hood, and in trunk, unplugged relays in trunk, unplugged three mods in trunk along with ...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz CL500 5.0L Ridecontrol VIN: WDBPJ75J6Y
ABC light on dash is on. Customer went to dealer first and was told to replace the ABC pump and two accumulators. We replaced the ABC pump. The car operated fine and rode level. After a few days, the car started leaning to the right. We replaced one accumulato...
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L No Start VIN: YS3DD58N7X
Fuel pump fuse. vehicle will not start, has spark and injector pulse but no fuel pressure. pump will not run, found fuse 32 for fuel pump to have no power in either side of block. even with powering up noth sides with power probe vehicle will not start. all da...
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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 2.5L A/C Comp Control VIN: 3VWRW31C36
We have no compressor output. The compressor does pump when the control valve is grounded. There is no pwm signal at compressor. The transducer has 13v in and 3.42 volts reference. We have battery voltage at input side of control valve. Had a code b2612 when i...
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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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2001 Volvo V70 2.4L Oil pressure light VIN: YV1SW61R91
This problem started out intermittently (for months) and has gone full time now. The oil light stays on and the display says no oil pressure stop car! The engine HAS good oil pressure. This is NOT an engine problem. The oil warning stays on when the PCM is re...
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2003 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1VS27593
Hey just wanted to ask, we have this S40 and under hard acceleration check engine light comes on, only happens when you really romp on the accelerator. scanned system and found code P0299- Turbo Underboost, cannot find any diag info for this code, car runs gre... Trouble codes: P0299 (Turbo Underboost)
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1983 BMW 533i 3.2L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WDADB7400D
Thanks to everybody that replied. I had some really good ideas. Luckily that car hasn't come back to the shop, maybe it fixed itself.. so I can rest my mind for now. I did run some tests like checking the resistance for the coolant temp sensor @ the computer, ...
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2000 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L 3-4 Shift VIN: D7YGL04723
Thanks all for the info. I replaced the valve body!!!It shifts like brand new.Thanks again. Jack
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L temperature gauge VIN: SAJDA01N21
the customer is still driving the car,i think the car is not fixed yet, but the customer has not come back yet,i thank you for all the help you offer me.Thanks to all of you great techs out there.
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1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDB1400761
The vehicle is fixed thanks for all the help it was the modis scanner giving us the wrong information again we used a oem scanner on it and the 02 sensor reading were good and looks like the banks were backward on the modis,we found that the timing was off on ... Trouble codes: P0133 (Right O2 sensor slow response), P0153 (Left O2 Sensor slow response).
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1987 Porsche 924 S 2.5L drivetrain VIN: WPOAA0921H
Thx Guy's, Al;l your responces solidified what I already knew.as well as you all did!1!. however I did locate agood used one for 400.00 I bought it and am waiting for the time to get to this puff autimatic.Thx again guy's for your responces.Chuck S.
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2000 Rover Range Rover 4.6L No Start VIN: SALFV1040Y
Thank you for all the information, too bad that no body individual shops that have Autologic, T4 etc..Dealership wants me to bring in and they put new ECU & coding, cost fortune,I will tell customer to bring in to Dealership. Thanks everyone.
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWTG69M51
THANKS FOR THE REPLIES AFTER CHECKING FURTHER FOUND GREEN WIRE WITH PURPLE STRIPE HAD HIGH RESISTANCE FROM ECM TO LDP FOUND A COUPLE BREAKS IN WIRE BUT WAS NOT TOTALLY BROKEN MADE SOME REPAIRS AND RESISTANCE WAS STILL TO HIGH. ENDED UP RUNNING NEW WIRE FROM LD... Trouble codes: P1475 (Emissions control ldp ckt malfunction/signal ckt open).
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L Master Cylinder VIN: WVWTH63BX4
OK, I had a tech tell me years ago, CHECK THE BASICS first. I did what most of you said and that was isolate the calipers and when I did isolate the rear brakes especially the right rear I had a good pedal. On closer inspection I found the inner pad was froze ...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV4CY592X6
One key point to consider was the status message indicated that the signal for the rear O2 sensor was MISSING. So I followed the logic in Bruce's first message. I removed the ECM to access the wiring on the top end. I checked the continuity of the signal wires... Trouble codes: ECM22, ECM22.
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