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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WAUCB28D4X
This audi was brought to me with an imtermittent rough idle and poor acceleration problem with the electrical consumers on when hot. Drove the car with the ac, radio and lights on and experienced the problem. At that time had only rich p1127 code in ecu. Had d... Trouble codes: P1127 (Ltft mult. System too rich), P0121 (Throttle/pedal position sensor a circ. Range performance), P0103 (Mass or volume air flow circuit high input), P0118 (Engine coolant temp sensor high input), P1555 (Charge pressure upper limit exceeded)
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1999 BMW 740iL 4.4L No power to the propeller shaft VIN: WBA6H8331X
The customer towed the car in - it would not go in forward or reverse. We brought the car in and turned the wheels on the hoist, the result being that the car took off and ran in all gears as if nothing was wrong--seemed to work fine and sound quiet. After a f...
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Pre-charge pump VIN: WBADP6347Y
Hello Gents, This unit originally came in with ABS/DSC and Brake Warning lights on while logging F-code(58)88-Precharge pump. Traced out with aid of Auto Logic and ended up replacing/Coding module. Car left with all lights out satisfied of repair as there wer...
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1991 Jaguar XJS 5.3L Door locks VIN: SAJTW4847M
Car came in shop for maint, shortly after outside door handle on driver side stopped working. Door will open from the inside. Also the power locks work on both sides with the key in either outside lock,or by using the inside levers on either door.I tried to re...
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1999 Jaguar XK8 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, no throttle response VIN: SAJGX2048X
ok jaguar techs, i need some help. i have had this car at my shop for 1 month now, trying to fix it on my own. Now i"m coming to you guys for help; car came in with a code Po121, throtlte pedal position sensor switch circuit range performance) I went to alldat... Trouble codes: P0121
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.6L Misfire VIN: SALTW16483
Customer overheated engine and we found the top of the block warped. Had a local machine shop do a total rebuild on the engine and they decked the block. I now have miss-fires on cyl#3&4 at all times. All ignition components are new and I have since changed th... Trouble codes: P0303 (Missfire cylinder 3), P0304 (Missfire cylinder 4)
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1984 Mercedes-Benz 500 sl 5.0L No Start VIN: WDB1070461
car came in running poor at idle and blowing black smoke from tailpipe.checked for good spark from ign coil (ok),checked fuel pump pressure going into fuel distributor and it was 74psi,removed all 8 injectors,cleaned,reinstalled,checked pressure at warm-up reg...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 Kompressor 2.3L Electronic VIN: WDBHA24G5Y
vehicle came in we performed a trans filter and flush service. fluid was black prior, flush done with bg synthetic fluid. vehicle ran fine, came back with check engine light. codes p0720, p1605, p0500, p0600. found connector at trans wet. replace connector cle...
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2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBUF65J24
Hello this is my first time posting anything, so bear with me. I have this mercades that is giving me fits. I have figured out the P0446 and the P0128. Alldata does not list any test for the p0452. We called them and even said they did not have and testing pro... Trouble codes: P0446 (Emmision Control System Vent), P0128, P0452
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1999 Saab 9-5 2.3L Engine VIN: YS3EF48E7X
Car came in smoking heavily any time while running. Replaced turbo and sent car out, came back two weeks later smoking ONLY at start up after sitting for a while. After running for a few minutes there wasn't any smoke at idle or while driving. Replaced valve s...
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1984 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.7L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: WVWGA0163E
We have a strange problem here, car runs rough, poor idle, misses, Then for some strange reason, you disconnect alternator and the engine runs great, reconnect and runs like crap. Please help us.
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1999 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Trans VIN: WVWPD63B9X
This car came into me with hard shift into revirse it jerks but it shifts into drive hard to no codes when you drive it it shifts good the slapstick dosent work and you cant shift with the shifter shifter moves in all gears but dose not shift down just sterts ...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.0L signal lights VIN: 3VWSK69M21
this jetta came in with an intermitten signal light problem. every so often the left signal light will not blink and the 3 lights (front ,side, and back) stay lit even when car is off and key removed. i replaced the hazard switch but it did not work. other tim...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on, Exaust noise loud VIN: 3VWST71K56
This vehicle sounds like there is a large exhaust leak from the manifold or turbo area. There is signs of oil leaking from the old turbo. We have ran the vehicle with the exhaust disconnected and there was no improvement. We have also replaced the turbo and re... Trouble codes: P0101 (Mass air flow sensor g70 implausible signal), 00025
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WVWAK73C66
Thanks in advance for any help diagnosing this vehicle. Car came in with a p310b code for high pressure fuel out of range. After inspection of camshaft, and seeing a lobe worn off,I replaced the intake cam and follower. Drove car and another code appeared for ...
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1990 Volvo 740 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: YV1FA8844L
hi guys im having troublewith this one. i cant get nox to go down. ive puta new cat, decarbed it. the car runs great my o2 is good. I even tried taking out the thermostat towed car to emessions and ran it through cold. the problem i think it has is the car is ...
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1994 Volvo 850 2.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: YV1S5526R2
this run real good when it is cold but once it warms up it want to fall on its nose fuel pressure looks to be good thought it maybe the converter bad remoed it and still same problem it acts like its running out of fuel any help wouild be great
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1995 Audi S6 Avant 2.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: WUALA84A5S
Well we sold a new exhaust manifold due to the old one having a crack on the #5 runner, installed it, test drove car, cats lit up good this time, reduced NOx like they should, and car passed e-test this time. Thanks again for all the replies, especially the o...
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2003 BMW 325i 2.5L Eliminate Xenons? VIN: WBAET37443
Hi everyone and thanks for the help and advice on this one. The consensus was that he really should not own the car if he can't afford the repairs and that this is only the tip of the iceberg with this car. Agreed. BUT. I am the type that growls about cust...
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2004 BMW 330Ci 3.0L Airbag VIN: WBABD534X4
Thank you for the replies. I did get the information I needed. Most of the responses leaned toward a bad belt tensioner assembly. But since we guarantee our repairs I always like a test to verify the fault and the repair, thus my request for some more informa...
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2004 Mini Cooper 1.6L Input shaft seal VIN: WMWRC33474
I want to thank the gentlemen who replied. I have researched the SIBs and found none relevent. Upon re-removing the trans, and removing the seal, I found a veritable garbage heap of steel shavings.The input shaft is no longer central, and car needs a new CV...
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1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 6.7L No Start VIN: SGR34780-O
thanks to all who reply i finally got this one fix i follow the main wire harness from battrey to engine and found a fuseable link at the right side of engine compartment when i remove the cover i saw it was burnt so i replace it and right away it started righ...
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1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT 2.0L cooling fans VIN: 3VWVA81H8V
AS STATED BEFORE THE COOLING FANS WOULD NOT OPERATE UNLESS USING THE AIRCONDITIONING WITH SOME GOOD ADVICE FROM A QUALITY VW TECHNICIAN WE WENT BACK TO BASICS AND IN THE END THE COOLING FAN MODULE DAMAGED BY INTRUSION OF COOLANT HAD DAMAGED THE INTERNAL CIRCU...
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2001 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L engine VIN: 9BWGT21J61
CAR IS FIXED. THANKS TO THOSE WHO REPLIED. PROBLEM WAS AXLE SHAFT. AT FIRST PUT IN NEW SOLID AXLE AND THATS WHEN PROBLEM AROSE. CHANGED IT OUT 2 TIMES, SAME PROBLEM. TRIED AS A LAST RESORT REPLACING IT WITH A TUBULAR REMAN AND LIKE MAGIC NO MORE SHAKE.
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWDD21C42
Ok this fix turned out to be a small 1-way grey 90deg check valve. The valve would pop under pressure. I am having trouble finding the part number but I will take a picture as soon as the vehicle comes back in. Trouble codes: P1297 (17705 Pressure Drop between Turbo and Throttle), P1151 (17759 Long Term Fuel Trim Lean), P0507 (16891 Idle Control System Higher than Expected), P1296 (17704 Error in mapped cooling system).
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1985 Volvo 244 DL 2.3L Hesitation VIN: YV1AX8851F
I have not had the opportunity to work again on this car. But in response to some of the replies,I thought the idea of carbon buildup was interesting so I told the customer to buy valvoline valve carbon cleaner,put it in his tank and do it twice just to see if...
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