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2005 Audi A4 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: WAULC68EX5
Vehicle came in not running. Engine had major failure. Engine and turbo were replaced. Now I have a code P011 for the timing advance solenoid. I have checked the timing belt and chain and they look correct to me. I removed the solenoid and found a piece of deb... Trouble codes: P0011 (Timing advance problem)
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2005 Audi TT 1.8L Cooling Fan VIN: TRUSC28N75
Need help from audi tech--fans do not come when ac is on or gets to temp when they should come-looking for help in common problems-there is no power to fans-no blown fuses- probable causes?overheats in traffic--do not have many customers with audi's-any help w...
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1996 BMW 840Ci 4.4L Fuel gauge, wipers, radio and seat back locks VIN: WBAEF8323T
The gas gauge and radio lose power completely, "check seat back locks" illuminate on the control message screen and when the wipers are turned on they only operate on speed 1 and will not turn off. Everything else works perfectly. I have a feeling that the is...
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1998 BMW 318i 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: WBACC0321W
hi thank in advance. i got this 318i didn't pass inspection be cause of mil light on. so i replace the camshaft position sensor, and some hose that were cracked . cleared the codes and it took about 150 miles so the monitoring status would get back to normal. ... Trouble codes: P1174
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Air bag VIN: WBADT63421
I have a 2001 530i with codes 5 (driver side door air bag) and 112 (passenger seat occupancy sensor). I've tried disconnecting and connecting both and that toke care of the light for about 2 months and now there back. Clearing the codes seems to take care of t...
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5UXFA53533
vehicle comes in w/ check engine light on, I scan it, it has P1500 code. I clear codes, customer takes vehicle and bring back another day because of no time. I tryed looking up the code in Alldata and could not find anything at all on that code. all that I hav... Trouble codes: P0313, P1500, P0175, P0172
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2003 BMW 330i 3.0L Trunk VIN: WBAEV53473
This is the wife's car. The electric trunk ceased to opperate ether with the button on the kick pannel or with the key. Also the trunk open warning light stays on and the trunk interior light ceased to opperate. So I thought the electronic latch was the culpri...
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2001 Jaguar S-Type 3.0L vvt bank 2 VIN: SAJDA01N81
i have mil on code p1388 car runs perfect no driveability issues at all found tsb# s303-09 false flagging of code p1388 had flsh programming performed, but still have code flash was performed by after market equipment, is it possible that it NEEDS to be perfor...
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1994 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: WDBEA32EXR
Vehicle has a rolling idle and rich exhaust. Customer states fuel mileage is poor. Check engine light is on with 8 engine codes. Some codes were due to customer unpluuging maf. Other codes were O2.cmp.and closed throttle body related. Cleared codes and 13 - cl... Trouble codes: 13 (closed throttle position idle contact intermittent contact)
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0L windows, locks, mirrors VIN: YS3FB49S43
Hi to all and thanks in advance for even taking your time to rear this. I have a new customer referred to me who is new to the area so I would like to make her happy and keep her. We are a shop who deals with alot of electrical so this type of issue is not for...
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0L most interior electric VIN: YS3FD49Y53
Saab Techs I need some help with this posessed 9-3. vehicle came in with a complaint of cant shift out of park, indicators on dash (warning lamps) come and go. many accessories dont work when warning lamps go out. This effects lighting, wipers, windows,etc. I ...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L battery VIN: 3VWCC21C8X
This car came into the shop with a dead battery. Initial test revealed that the battery had less than 2 volts of power, charged battery for 2 hours but it would not come back up beyond 8 volts. I replaced the battery, tested the charging system, everything see...
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Headlights VIN: 3VWCA21C5X
I have this new betle with the daytime running lights on all the time. all I have is MOD and their wiring diagrams are only so so.. switch is good and so are the change over relay and and dimmer work the way it should. I,m out of ideas, is there another module...
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2001 Volkswagen Passat GLX 4 Motion 2.8L abs module VIN: WVWEH63B51
first off, not sure if this is a gls 4 motion or a glx 4motion. came in with yellow abs light and red brake light flashing. no communication with rosstech but i could communicate with the other modules. replaced the module with the "repair kit" we took the num...
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2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSE69M33
hello and thanks in advance to anyone who responds to this. i have a vw jetta with a 1.8l turbo. it came in with a code po411. i tested the air pump and it was shorted out. removed it and it was full of water. replaced pump and shipped the car. came back with ... Trouble codes: P0411
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8L jerk shifting VIN: 3VWCD31Y04
i have replaced the boost control valves n75 and n249 but still having the same issue. boost pressure control valve/ mech malfunction p1200/17608 please help! Trouble codes: P1200, 17608
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2002 Volvo S60 2.4T 2.4L timing VIN: YV1RH58D72
replaced timing belt on it. came back couple days later and had a check light engine. code came up a 643a which is camshaft pistion exhaust. i didn't do the 1/4 on the crankshaft. is there a way how to reset the variable valve timing. Please Help!
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2000 BMW 328i 2.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAAM5345Y
THANKS FOR ALL THE REPLAYS MOST OF YOU SEGESTED TO CLEAN THE THROTTLE AND i DID SO ALL IS GOOD . NO REPORORAMING WAS NEEDED IT SEEMS THAT STARTER FLUID WAS STUCK IN THE BOTTEM OF THE TROTTLE AND CAUSING IT TO STICK . AGAINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAKING TIME... Trouble codes: 1580 (Throtle body).
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L transmission in general VIN: WBAFB33551
thanks for the help guys. called and talked to people we got the transmission from and they want us to try a new speed sensor. customer hasnt returned with the car yet, but were hoping thats the fix. thanks again
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L Control Head VIN: WBAFB33591
The X5 is fixed. I took a few days of driving to verify that it was ok, as the condition of the complaint warranted making sure it functioned in all conditions, like sunny hot interior definitely Ihka would not operate, or upon driving on rough roads intermit...
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2006 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4.4L hvac VIN: SALAG25446
hello and thanks to all that helped,I replaced compressor with new one and a new Refrigerant control valve and the problem was solved.The control valve in the compressor was shorted.
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1987 Mercedes-Benz 300TD 3.0L Differential (Final Drive) VIN: WDBEB93D9H
Thank you for all of the well thought out responses! The general consensus is that an "outside" factor may be causing the final drive output seals to seep enough oil and form the leak. The axle shafts were "rebuilt" 2 years ago, but we all know that does not e...
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL320 3.2L hard top VIN: WDBFA63F6V
This fix was stupid - I'm not sure how I can prevent a recurrence in the future, but essentially, unplugging and plugging in the control module was the fix. After that, everything worked normally. I really wish I had more light to shed on the subject, or at ...
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2006 Mercedes-Benz R350 4Matic 3.5L Airmatic VIN: 4JGCB65E36
Customer has been out of the country and just returned. We've scheduled to get back on this car in early September so I'll post any updates when we revisit this problem. I was hoping to get more info in regards to the level sensors that we're suspecting, but ...
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2006 Mini Cooper 1.6L Hesitation VIN: WMWRC33516
Thanks for all the help! When I posted the help request, I forgot to add some information so I did an update. I did not realize that I could only do 1 update. After further checking of the compression I found that the compression was normal at around 165psi. T...
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1984 Porsche 944 2.5L Starting VIN: WP0AA0942E
The alarm on this porsche turned out to be what looks like a dealer installed bosch unit that used the factory locations for everything except the module which was under the drivers side dash to the left of the steering columb. thanks for all your help.
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2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L MIL Lamp on, VIN: YS3ED48EXY
Pushed out pin in a diagnostic connector,bus wire was pushed out from the connector only noticable when the connector is removed,thanks for all the help.
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2005 Saab 9-3 Linear 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: YS3FB79N05
Well after ohming out wiring, I found there is a problem/break in the main harness. Customer told me the car was in a accident about 3 years ago in the area of the wiring harness, our I should say the front end was smashed to the firewall on one side. That a... Trouble codes: P2138 (Pedal Position Fault), P2128 (Pedal Position Fault), P2159, P0455 (Evap Valve Leak), P0441 (Canister Purge Valve Leak).
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V8 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVGCM67L24
we sent this vehicle out to a VW dealer where it could be further accessed. The service writer at VW told us that there is a possible ECU re-flash / upgrade that may be needed. I do not have any further info regarding this particular vehicle, or whether or not...
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, intermittant no star VIN: YV1TS94DXY
several of you reccomended inspection of connections under drivers side of dash, checking poer-up relays, and a possible cem replacement. after inspecting the cem, connections, relays and once again shunting the battery, this issue will not return, been drivi... Trouble codes: E003, 510F, 530B, 720A, 928C.
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2000 Volvo S80 2.9 2.9L Engine VIN: YV1TS94DXY
Thanks for the help. The engine did work in this vehicle. We just had to have the dealership reprogram the computer after installing engine.
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