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1999 Audi A6 Quattro 2.8L starter motor VIN: WAUBA24B7X
I need to know where/how the engine is grounded. I replaced the alternator and now I can't get the vehicle to start. Do not see any wires that I have left unconnected. The vehicle is still on support stands, maybe stressing a ground connection??
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2003 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L susp code VIN: 12NMGGUIIU
just aligned vehicle- now a code on dash is hsc code what does this mean & what happened by just aligning the vehicle. we did have to raise it from the center to get a camber correction,thank you for any advice.
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 2.2L Hvac VIN: 1GAHG39U67
This is an auto system has no codes when checked through the control head system high and low preasurereadings look good when i first start it and turn the ac on its semi cold but starts getting warmer cant figure out why and what to look at next someone h...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBNG7058Y
I have this car here in my stall. I replaced the MAF and cleared the codes. After driving the car for about 2 miles i pulled back into the stall and rechecked my fuel trims. they were still at +16. No check engine light. Rechecked for vacuum leaks and have fou... Trouble codes: P0170, P0173
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1985 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8L No Start VIN: WVWCA0168F
This car came in as a no start problem. I tracked the problem down to being fuel related. The car starts for about 3 seconds then dies. I had to artificially en-richen it to keep it running. The spec is 70psi but we only have 41psi when it cranks over and runs...
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1990 Volkswagen Cabriolet 1.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WVWCB5157L
first time poster here. we have been graced with the joy of this little red vw. it blows black smoke all the time. traced it down to ect circuit. we have 5 volts on signal wire going to sensor when unplugged. when we plug connector to sensor the reference volt...
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1995 Volkswagen EuroVan Camper 2.5L N-92 Solenoid 5 Code 00266 VIN: WV2EE0708S
The first question it if the books spec for solenoid 4 is correct? second is there anything else that i am missing if the book is wrong?
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1998 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 3VWDA81H1W
Basically this car has eatin my lunch long ago ,this problem will happen almost every time , so after a 30 minute drive at 65 (15 out and 15 back to shop) with or without ac on , 5 speed in 5th then park the car and 15 - 20 minutes later it still starts 25 min...
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1994 BMW 525i 2.5L Electronic VIN: WBAHD6328R
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REPLIES, REPLACE CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR SLOVE THE PROBLEM. EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT DAY. THANK YOU AGAIN.
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1999 BMW M3 3.2L Hesitation VIN: WBSBK9333X
Back to very basics...added fuel to tank, test drove and problem is gone. It would seem that it had last years fuel still in it and perhaps even poor quality fuel then. I am selling a tune even though it has 37000 miles, the 10 years warrant replacement of pl...
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L power steering VIN: WDBEA12345
My Fellow IATNrs sorry i close this post until now, customer opted to sell vehicle since is giving him so many problems, you see, he does not take it to one repair shop, he bounces from shop to shop for repairs, Thanks to all for your help!!!
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2002 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Limp mode VIN: SAJEB51C42
Thanks for the help. What I found was high resistence for the ground wires at the APP sensor. I did not know where the computer grounds where, so I cleaned all the ground connections on the right front fender and the battery ground to the body. The APP resista... Trouble codes: P1000.
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover HSE 4.4L fan clutch VIN: SALME15496
Sorry for the delay this fan clutch was extremely corroded everyone hit it right on the head with loosing counter rotation of the fan.
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL 3.8L ac fuse VIN: WDBCA33ADB
every body was talking about fuse so i end up putting 30 amp circuit breaker and that fix the problem. thanks to all
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1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WBDFA66E7N
WOT switch on throttle body was the problem. It should be closed contact with continuity at idle between ground and brn/yellow wire. as soon as you open the throttle it opens the circuit and goes into closed loop, this was in closed loop all the time. thanks t...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBRF61J22
Well boys and girs the car is fixed, this took several days and many hour, we first tried a pedal assymbly only to find we were missing our 5 volt refrence at every single module. then the fu n started at the ECM pinning out and group 4 pin 21 seemed to be sho...
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2002 Mercedes-Benz C240 2.6L wheel shake VIN: WDBRF61J92
thanks to everyone, the problem was the 19 inch wheels. We swapped the wheels with another that had oe wheels and the car is perfact. How ever the customer decided he wanted to look "cool", even it it ment the car drove bad, but at least we gave him a choice, ...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 3.2L seat belt tensioners VIN: WDBLK65G93
OK all, Thanks again for your assistance and input, after i posted my issue we were being pressured by customer to get vehicle back asap, so we sent to dealer, they stated: wiring issue was present and repaired, they didn't point out exactly where the issue wa...
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1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0L No Start VIN: WPOEA0910C
The Porsche is fixed. It needed a fuel pump relay and the overrev switch replaced. Thanks to Dave [...] for the info of where the overrev black box was (in trunk between gas gauge and gas door, black plastic box 3 inches per side an inch thick). I think this w...
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2001 Porsche Boxster Roadster S 3.2L radio lh window VIN: WP0CB29871
well the cust swares he did not cross the terminals during charging. any way the radio fuse was blown on the back of the unit and the window motor was bad. thanks to all that responded
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1996 Volkswagen Cabrio 2.0L Starting VIN: WVWBB81E5T
Thanks for all the good info, the customer took the car and will call me when it happens again. He lives around the corner. He doesn't want to drop alot of cash if its not a for sure deal. Thanks again, Bob
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1999 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L exhaust valves VIN: YV1LT56D0X
AFTER DRIVING THE CAR POST REPAIR TEST DRIVE. I DISCOVERED THIS THING PINGING REALLY HARD, IT WAS OUT OF GAS SO I PUT IN 25.00 SUPER AND TOOK IT BACK OUT. THE CAR DID'NT RATTLE A BIT. I CHECKED FUEL PRESSURE RUNNING AT 55 LIKE IT SHOULD AIR MASS RUNNING 16KGH ...
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