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2002 Audi S8 4.2L Control Head VIN: WAUGU44D32
HVAC control head will freeze up not allowing buttons to do anything. Can't tell if seat heaters are coming on because of 100F shop temps. I put an identical control unit from another A8 in this S8 to see if it would work and it did. Until a week later. The ot...
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2000 BMW 323i 2.5L Starting VIN: WBAAN3342Y
Vehicle came from a local wholesaler. Complaint was no power and misc indicators lit. The EML, SES and ABS lights were on. Test drove short distance and the vehicle would barely go 15mph. Scanned the vehicle and found the following codes; 11=wheel speed sensor...
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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas 4.0L Tcm VIN: SAJKX6248V
Customer brought car right back & I got to experience first hand instrument cluster going dead for a split second with all red & yellow warning lights cycling followed by trans MIL flashing & shifting problems & Airbag fault display on. This occured repeatedly...
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2002 Maserati Spyder GT 4.2L Roof VIN: ZAMBB18A12
Is there anyone out there that has had trouble with the retractable roof / or has any info on this / we have tried the web site to no avail. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks dave
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOEA0910C
Customer had a dead battery and connected jumper cables wrong. Car starts when cranked but dies in a couple of seconds. I am getting ignition but power to pump stops when cranking stops. There is a relay by the ECU with 5 prongs and it shows that it has a diod...
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2000 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE2902Y
Hello, 5:30 am here S.F. time. I have had this car for a couple days and am trying to get to the bottom of this problem. Customer I think is not excited that I did not fix it right away. This is a VR6 Jetta. Came to me with C.E. light on. Rattle when revving... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl1), P0303 (misfire cyl3), P0305 (misfire cyl5)
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Instrument cluster lights VIN: WVWAC63B61
VW Techs, Car came in with complaint of instrument cluster lights comming on when brake pedal is applied. Found code for brake light switch and replaced swith with no change in symptom. I've seen ignition switch do strange things, any sugestions before I star...
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2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Solenoid Valve 10 (N283) VIN: 3VWSE69M82
Thank you ahead of time for the help. Custermer brought car in because transmission was jerking on shifts.test drove to verify. Ran scan and got code 18032-mil request signal active (check tcm for errors too!)p1624-35-10---intermittent.also go code for auto tr...
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2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 2.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: WVWPE63B64
hello have a passat with intermittently loss or power. i've checked wastegate regulator valve checks good. vaccumm switch for valve chechs good also. if anyone has a idea of another cause for no turbo boost or good way to make sure computer is problem. thank y... Trouble codes: P0299, 0R, 16683 (turbo underboost)
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2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI 1.9L low boost p0299 VIN: 9BWGR61J25
car has low power and sets code p0299 turbo boost sensor underboost. I hooked a vac pump to the wastegate actuator on the turbo and it wont hold vacuum. Seems like a good place to start. The computer says you have to buy a new turbo and exhaust manifold. This ...
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1996 Volvo 460 2000CC Starting VIN: XLBLC315ET
Hi network i am looking for a engine management wiring diagram for this car also a wiring diagram for the security system so I can possibly see the points to run some more test because I am now blind thanks in advance william @eurotec
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1998 Volvo S70 2.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: YV1LS5576W
Customer brought car in from out of town describing a 'loss of power issue.' They described the vehicle as losing power after being driven for about an hour or so, in that when they hit the gas pedal to accelerate, the vehicle struggles to even continue forwar...
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2002 Volvo S80 T6 2.9L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1TS91D12
hey there guys. This car will not restart after a hot soak, after clearing codes it will restart and run good for about 2 days then back to the same problem when the light comes back on. I have very little info on volvo. I have found only 1 post with the same ... Trouble codes: P0175, P0172
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2000 BMW 528i 2.8L multiple items VIN: WBADM5346Y
ty to all that replied the fix was as suspected a faulty ABS module. replaced it reprogramed and now the customer is enjoying their car.
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2004 BMW 325i 2.5L MIL Lamp on
thank you to those who responded with suggestions. I ended up finding a restriction in the vanos rubber line and a restriction in exhaust side of the vanos unit got it cleaned out and the code has not returned in over 30 drive cycles so hopefully it stays awa... Trouble codes: P0014.
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1998 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.6L brake pedal VIN: SALPV1440W
Again thanks to all who read and replied to this post. David [...] hit it on the head. I replaced the low pressure hose that feeds the electric pump and the clamps, bled the brakes,and so far this problem has not come back. Ed
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1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Mechanical VIN: WDBEA32E9S
sp far everything looks good. its been on the road for three days. the filter looked really bad. i also flush real good. test drove for 30 mile. shifted very smoth. thanks everyone
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2002 Mercedes-Benz c180 komp 1.8L timing chain VIN: WDC2030462
Thanks to all that helped, after removing the [...], i found that all inlet valves had hit the piston ever so slightly, the machine shop was very supprised that no valves were bent., thanks to the fly cut in the pistons, and hydralic lifters. if the chain had j...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Air suspension VIN: 4JGCB65E56
Thanks for the replies, as finally I was able to catch the ghost leak. It turns out the RF shock/bag is leaking. I was walking by the car cleaning up after everyone had gone home and heard a very faint hissing, and tracked it to the bottom of the bag. Will get...
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