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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Timing Belt Tensioner VIN: WAUED64B81
Customer was driving at about 40 mph under light load when engine cut out-and he reported hearing nothing unusual until it quit. Found timing belt tensioner collapsed, timing belt intact, but loose-so the left head was out of time. All exhaust valves bent on l...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L unkown VIN: WAULC68E93
Help Audi Techs! This a-4 had a solid flywheel conversion and had functioned normally for 18,000 miles. Vehicle developed a significant chatter/ viabration when releasing the clutch. Removed trans and inspected clutch /flywheel - everything looked normal for 1...
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2005 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0L Oil Pressure VIN: WAUDF68EIS
Just finsihed installing intake flap motor and all went swimmingly, customer receives car and drives 10 miles Low oil pressure warning comes on with bells and whistles, when I arrived engine makes significant clattering top end noise but oil pressure warning n...
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1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8326V
Infamous 4.4 vacc leak question? This car appears to have a vac leak but the smoke test does not find it. Those that have dealt with this please chime in. Does the cover plate at the back of the intake manifold only leak when under vacuum such as when the engi... Trouble codes: P0150, P0156, P0173, P1175
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Dsc VIN: WBAFB335X1
DSC Light came on several days ago. Code 58 would come back as soon as it was cleared, did not have time to do any further diagnosis at that time. Now when car has run a while and temps come up, dash guages tach and temp drop to zero. abs light comes on, and t...
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2006 BMW 330i 3.0L Most Connector VIN: WBAVB33506
We feel stupid in asking, but this is our first experience with this particular model BMW, but not BMW's in general. Where is the MOST connector on the vehicle located, and is that connection required for any programming other than the entertainment system. We...
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1996 Jaguar XJS 2 2 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: SAJNX2748T
This car came to me for an extremely rough run and NO power. I found the engine was running extremely rich and the AMM registered very low g/s of flow. I'm sorry for the long post, I just want to provide as much info of what I've done as possible so I don't ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire Detected), P0303 (Misfire Detected - Cylinder 6), P1314 (Catalyst Damage Misfire Detected - cylinders 456), P1313 (Catalyst Damage Misfire Detected - cylinders 123)
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1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L power steering VIN: SAJHX1243V
Car at idle steering is pretty hard.As I give a little gas steering becomes normal so we replaced power steering pump and the problem stayed the same.Then we replaced The rack and pignon steering also did not help.Wanted to ask if anyone had any ideas.
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJEA53D62
This vehicle came in with a gearbox fault and was not shifting properly, we replaced a j gate shifter and resolved shifting problems, however the vehicle showed misfire codes and would not rev over aprox. 3000 rpm. replaced all plugs and coils. vehicle seems t... Trouble codes: P0302, P0304, P0306
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 300CE 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBEA66E0P
Gaggle of codes: Using Snap-On's Modis, we pulled the codes listed out of the diganostic module. We tried erasing codes with the Modis but they will not go away. Tried to retreieve codes at 16-pin diganostic connector but there is no blink from the LED. I am s... Trouble codes: 4 (Secondary AIr Injection), 17 (Data Exchange malf), 6 (Idle Sped Control), 5 (EGR Inop)
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1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L No Start VIN: SGR34780-O
hi guys i really need help i have a 1978 rolls royce "silver Shadow II", the customer tried installing the battery himself, when he did, he reveresed the battery terminals. now the car doesnt start. it also has no KOEO, or any ignition lights, even though i no...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L left headlamp VIN: YS3FB49S83
Thanks in advance. This one came in with the left front headlamp not working on high or low beam. Pulled it apart and there is no power at the bulb or connector to the ignition transformer. There is a ballast at the back of the headlamp that would my probable ...
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2002 Volkswagen EuroVan GLS 2.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WV2EB47082
hello, vw guru's/tech,s this vehicle has retuned with mil on; p1424(17832)secondary air system bank 1 leak detected intermittant, p1570(17978)engine start blocked by immobilizer-intermittant. freezzeframe data not valid, mode $06 test id 03 passed min.32 max. ... Trouble codes: P1424, P1570
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3VWCP21C12
We have this bug that keeps setting the check engine light the codes are 00281-00652-00297, we have tested the speed sensor wave forms and they look good, we have also tested at the controller and the signals look good, we ohm'd sensors and they are within spe...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Cooling Systems VIN: WVWPD63BX4
Hey everyone I need some help with a 2004 vw passet 1.8t has a code po2181 cooling system performance. previously it had a code for the temp sending unit so it was replaced also did a coolant flush. changed the timing belt, water pump & thermostat. the car doe...
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2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Mechanical VIN: WVWCD63B25
Help VW Techs! This vehicle came in with the cam chain hitting the valve cover. tested oil pressure- good. Installed a new tensioner and valve cover- same issue. What are we missing? Thanks in advance, Greg and crew
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1999 Volvo V70 X/C AWD 2.4L Unknown VIN: YV1LZ56D6X
Hope someone can help me. Have this 1999 V70XC that has a vibration/shimmy from the front end when accelerating from a stop, more prevelant when turning. Started off by rotating and balancing tires, no change. Found slight looseness in left inner tie rod end, ...
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2000 BMW 540i 4.4L speedo/abs VIN: WBADN6348Y
mornin techs,you guys amaze me more every time i post.i replaced the l/r wheel sensor and the thermostat as the cust requested[both were bad].the dsc mod. i sent to module masters who rebuilt it cheap.cars happy ,cust is happy,wer'e happy.thanks for all your q...
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2001 BMW 325i 2.5L Fan clutch VIN: WBAAN37401
Hello everyone: Thanks for all the helpful advice. I have inspected and removed all the components in the cooling system that were affected. Clutch, radiator, water pump, coolant reservoir shroud and all else. There is a lot of damage to this one, including c...
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1984 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Wipers Do Not Delay VIN: SAJNV5845E
I WANT TO THANK CEDRIC AND GEORGE FOR THIER HELP. I TOOK OFF THE WIPER MOTOR AND FOUND A BROKEN GEAR SO I HAVE SENT THE WIPER MOTOR OUT TO BE REBUILT NOT SURE IF THIS WILL HELP BECAUSE THE MOTOR WORKED OK BUT THE GEAR WAS FOR THE DELAY. I AM NOT SURE WHEN I ...
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1987 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.2L ac VIN: SAJAV1345H
after several attempts to adjust amplifier, I replaced it. The system now cools and blower speed is constant but the servo is trying to adjust and ac compressor is turning off and on. I have received the Jaguar ac manual. I have been told this is normal, howev...
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1997 Land Rover Range Rover SE 4.0L driverside blower VIN: SALPV1242W
thanks alot for the help the relay was bad and didnt know where to start , I checked it and the termials the relay burned inside, just replaced relay !
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2003 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3L compressor VIN: YS3EH49G53
No one could tell us why the car didn’t have an evaporator temperature sensor. Apparently the 04s didn’t use them but this was an 03. It was obvious that the DICE was looking for the sensor. Reprogramming didn't help. To solve the issue, we got an evap tem...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L cooling fan VIN: WVWPD63B21
Thanks guys for all your help, Dominic from Massachusett nailed it. I was replacing wrong sensor, instead of one in the back of the cylinder head, we did one in the lower radiator hose…daaaah
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1999 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1LS53D8X
Hello everyone, I have to say that the original concern with this vehicle is fixed. The ABS module was replaced, and now there is no more CAN problems. No more lights on the instrument cluster, and the speedometer always works now. Yes, there were two seper... Trouble codes: ECM, ABS, 1C.
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2001 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L srs
Thank you to the advise, I figured would need the proper scan tool, just thought there might be a different way. I know someone who has the tools and will visit him when i get to Maine, once again thanx.
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