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1993 Audi S4 2.2L Hesitation VIN: WAUHP84A0P
Hey there! We have a 93 S4 here that acts odd cold. When first started and driven from a cold soak, if you put the hammer down, it has excessive turbo lag, car basically will not accelerate for about 3-4 seconds, then it goes real fast! Only does that for abou...
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1999 Audi A4 Quattro 1.8L Misfire VIN: WAUCB28D0X
Car pings under slight load. Checked injector spray patterns, ok, fuel pressure ok, maf readings seam normal, checked for spark on cylinder 2 ok, swapped plugs, swapped coils, swapped injectors, misfire stays on cylinder 2, compression is good, checked wiring ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected), P0302 (Cylinder 2 Misfire Deteted)
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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L engine ignition VIN: WAULD64B92
What is keeping the engine running with the key off? Has anyone had a similar problem with a hint on what fixed it or how to test this? We have no codes that would reflect any problem, no other clues about when this happens. It seems to happen after driving aw...
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1995 BMW 525i 2.5L Hesitation VIN: WBAHD6320S
this car came in with a backfiring and hesitation. we went ahead to scan where we got code 201. before we replace the o2 sensor we smoke test the intake we did not get any leaks. we installed new spark plugs . fuel filter replace . also fuel pressure test show... Trouble codes: 201 (oxygen code)
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2001 BMW 325xi 2.5L Throttle over run VIN: WBAAV33451
I am not sure if this problem is a result of my repair or a preexisting problem. The car came in due to a CEL after the brake pedal went to the floor. The CEL codes were P0102 MAF circuit and P0455 evap major leak. I smoke tested for vacuum leaks and found non...
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
After replacing head gasket I set cam timing up according to alldata's procedure. engine runs fine but after two short run cycles the check engine light comes on with the code p0014 for the exhaust cam timing. rechecked, timing lines up correct. I have tried a... Trouble codes: P0014
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1998 Mercedes-Benz S500 5.0L timing chain VIN: WDBGA51GXW
I have this gem in my shop with a bad timing chain and archives has little to nothing on this engine. It came in as no start and cranking fast, checked compression and it is low in some cylinders and non existant in others. I pulled right valve cover and the g...
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GL 2.0L shifter VIN: 3VWFA81H2W
This vehicle has a problem that the computer thinks the car is in Drive and it will not start. Both scan tool and dash indicator show the car is in drive no matter what shifter position your in. I first got a code 00293 Multi-function TR switch. I replaced t...
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1999 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L Miss Fires When Alternator Is Hooked Up VIN: 3VWPA81H4X
Hi, need help on tricky car. Car came in as a no start, we found bad coil and recommended major tune up and customer also wanted timing belt replaced. After we replaced the timing belt we started the car with drive belts off and the engine ran fine. We install...
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2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L power windows VIN: 3VWCC21COY
this beetles windows will both roll down after you remove the key from the ignition and open the drivers door from the inside. they will also roll down when you briefly unlock drivers door with key from the outside without holding key in unlock position for se...
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2001 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L ac clutch
a/c inoperative ... ac clutch shorted out .. but power supply from relay only has a pulse of current every 5 seconds even with the clutch disconnected... have tried replacing the fan a/c relay but only have a spike of current to compressor clutch ??? help
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1989 Volvo 240 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AX8842K
Hello All. I'm in need of help on this one. I have a Check engine light on, as well as poor drivability until warm. I have been told many common problems such as using oem plugs, sensors etc. I need to know how to retrieve codes on this car (and get it to pass...
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1992 Volvo 940 GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: YV1JS8815N
I ordered this engine a b230f volvo engine from aa rebuilt inc. It took them 3 months to get the engine to me, this is the beginning of my problems. Since installing the engine i have been unable to get a smooth idle and the engine is pinging, a check with the...
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1996 Volvo 850 GLT 2.4L Output Temp VIN: YV1LS5549T
Problem is center outlet temp wont go below 70f when ambient is high (it's been 100+ for a few days). Temp hangs around 80f for a long time, maybe 8-10 minutes and finally gets down to 68-70 on a 13 mile run from the shop to my home. There doesn't seem to be a...
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2005 Audi A4 1.8L ABS light on VIN: WAULC68E25
thanks for both replies,both rob,and phillip were correct,it was brake light switch adjustment,I purchased new switch and installed had the same problem,further investigation revealed switch was installed improperly,reset and clear codes test drive many times ...
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1997 BMW 740i 4.4L Blower Motor VIN: WBAGF8322V
I DIDN'T THINK THAT I HAD TO CODE THE CONTROL HEAD THAT I GOT FROM THE JUNK YARD AND ONCE I DID EVERYTHING WORKS FINE NOW. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES.
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: 5UXFA13545
Well so far so good. It took the customer a while to get back to us but we finally got this one. I had some good suggestions but ultimately it was the IKHA control unit that was at fault. The snowflake button would illuminate when pressed. The pressure...
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1994 Land Rover Defender 90 3.9L Starting VIN: SALDV2283R
agian thank you for all the help . i found that the main relay was my problem not the fuel relay thanks
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 4.2L No Start VIN: WDBJF72F5V
We ended up getting a new key for the car and that fixed it and also fixed the keyless entry. Thanks for all the help iatn
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1997 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.8L Head gasket VIN: WV2EH8708V
Taking the head off with the engine in the car wasn't that bad. My mechanic had the head off in about 4 hours. The valves aren't recessed in the heads so you have to remove the valves for surfacing. But our head was severely warped so they had to straighten th...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L 1st & reverse VIN: WVWPD63B41
Hi, and thanks for the four replies. After inspecting the transaxle, I went with the advice of Tony, Steve and Floyd. Installed the single plate flywheel conversion, replaced the trans oil with Redline. The car now shifts perfectly. Thanks again! Rob
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2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T 2.0L turbo charge system and vent tubing VIN: WVWEK73C06
we could not make any sense of the random codes that were popping. as far as the oil in the charge system we could not find the proper info to fix it. thanks for all the help but this was one of those that just made no sense. customer traded in car. probably a...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0T 2.0L Shifting into D VIN: 3VWWJ71K36
First sorry for the late fix but car was at a dealer ,they told me it was under a recall over the phone,then I got a call to say it would be about $2000 to start because I was out by one year.They would start with a mechronics unit. After paying $120 picked u...
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2002 Volvo V70 X/C 2.4L Noise VIN: YVISZ58D62
did some repositioning of the steering shaft boot in the car and the noise went away. Had another volvo come in and compared noise under the hood and was equal in both cars. Recommended to customer to replace boot and bearing on shaft, has not fixed yet. But a...
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