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2002 Audi A6 3.0L Starting VIN: WAUJT64BX2
Hi audi experts, we tried this car at the shop and there is no codes and when the car is warm would crank few times before it starts and epc light stays on with a missfire unit you shot the car off and restarted agian then the car runs good and no epc light, i...
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2003 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0L No shift VIN: WAUJT68E33
This trans is toast, we found a good used unit and the dealer is telling us that we cannot program it. We have the VAG.com software but my question is will a used trans need programming? We have not had to program used ones before, but is a CVT unit going to c...
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2003 Audi Allroad Quattro 2.7L ABS. ESP Module VIN: WA1YD64B63
Hello All, I have a 2003 Audi Allroad with the ABS, ESP, Brake, and Air Suspension warning lights on. The dtc 01324 No communication with J492 All wheel drive control module cannot be erased from the abs module. (known good module swapped in sets same dtc) Th...
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Hood Release VIN: 5UXFA53522
We have a x-5 in the shop and the hood will not open. Another body shop tried to adjust the latch, prior to us getting it. Does anyone have any ideas on how to open this up without destroying the hood, grille, body components. See on parts list where a junctio...
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2001 BMW 530i 3.0L Battery drain VIN: WBADT63401
Hi Bimmer techs out there, this e39 530i came in with a battery drain complaint. Hooked up a meter an noticed the drain after a while will stabilize .5 amp (500ma) and also noticed that the car never goes to sleep (shifter light indicator stays always on). all...
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2004 BMW 645Ci 4.4L headlight inop VIN: WBAEK73494
Hi BMW gurus, This car has got me stumped so over a week and I can not tell, what's wrong with it. Car was in for F/R right headlight inop. Customer bought all the parts belong to the headlight. So we did replaced all the above mentioned parts. After replacing...
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1999 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4.0L abs/tc/hdc lights VIN: SALTY1244X
I'm running out of ideas on this troublesome ABS system and I'm gonna start pulling my hair out soon. I was fully expecting the ABS repair kit to solve the first 3 codes (if not the fourth, too) like the last 10 kits I've put in. Now I'm at a loss for where to...
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1990 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L Hesitation VIN: WDBFA66E2L
This is for all Mercedes Techs. This car has a reoccuring "CHECK ENGINE" light with hesitation on accel. We have never been able to recreate the problem. According to the vin number this is a 500SL. However, none of the wiring diagrams match. To retrieve fault... Trouble codes: 17 (Oxygen sensor implausible signal)
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2000 Mercedes-Benz S430 4.3L Airmatic VIN: WDBNG70J7Y
Ok, I think the no start issue will be addressed by performing the TSB stating to put grease on the ring gear. I ran a quick test and saw a stored fault P1925 in the ESM, but this may have been an old fault. Also has a stored fault for a bad steering angle sen...
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2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 4Matic 3.2L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WDBJF82JX1
Have a problem with a E320 4matic. Have misfire codes and have swapped coils to see if misfire moves - same cylinder misfire remain. Having worked on Toyota/ Lexus I thought passenger side bank would be 1-3-5 but after checking the internet I see it is 1-2-3 o... Trouble codes: P207E, P2008 (001- Cat efficiency right cat), P2082 (008- Left O2 sensor - short circuit), P2085 (001 - Self adaptation of mixture is at limit value for left bank cylinders), 001 (Cat efficiency left cat), P2051 (Misfire cylinder 1), P2053 (Misfire cylinder 3)
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1996 Volkswagen Passat TDI 1.9L rebuilt pump VIN: 4S3BD4355W
Good Day - Finally bit the bullet and took in my first VW diesel TDI drivability job and I really learned a lot. I condemned pump on TDI and it's on the way back from rebuilder. Can the timing be set with Snapon 2500 with euro software or do I have to get VAG ...
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2002 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L transmission VIN: 3VWCK21C02
This Beetle has multiple trans. codes that will not clear. Once we clear the codes, as soon as the vehicle is started and put in gear all codes return. Mainly dealing with the solenoid valves stating there are open circuits. We have checked all connectors and ...
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2004 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.2L RF passenger door, RR window VIN: WVGZC67L94
Scanned comfort modules, other modules, could not find any codes indicating faults. Alldata had minimal information on faults like this. While pricing out a driver's window switch, I explained the faults to the VW parts guy. He told me that it sounded like a b...
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2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L Unknown VIN: 3VWCT71126
This Tdi will hesitate going into gear for a second or two from a stop or at a crawl after braking. This has been a problem from day one with this car. It seems to only happen when the brake is applied, the engine will rev then go into gear. No codes, transmis...
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1993 Volvo 240 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1AS8801P
need some help with this volvo.came in with code 231 found leaking fuel pressure regulator replaced and cleared adaptive memory.shipped vehicle now is back with code 231.tested o2 sensor sensor responds to vac leak and is switching.leaning to mass air but need... Trouble codes: 231 (adaptive fuel trim too lean or too rich at part loads)
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1999 Volvo V70 AWD 2.4L Surge, Idle Fluctuation VIN: YV1LV62D1X
Vehicle seems to run fine cold, idles smooth & accelerates fine. Within a minute or 2 of driving stop & go the idle at stops fluctuates from 700-950RPM in Park. 7-800 in Drive steady w/o ETS Light on. When ETS Light is on it seems to fluctuate in Drive. Someti... Trouble codes: P1550
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2002 Volvo S40 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: YV1V529592
Thank you in advance for all your help and this is my first posting. This 2002 Volvo is setting p0171 lean bank 1, 19.0 LTFT, I have monitored O2 sensor, MAP sensor, temp sensor and MAF sensor all look to be normal. I have used a smoke test on intake no leaks ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bamk 1)
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2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L Valve Body VIN: YV1CZ91H04
Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for your help. We are working on an '04 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD with the GM 4T65AWD (a version of the GM 4T65EV-GT transmission) with problems. Several months ago the car came in after the owner had hydroplaned with it, and when ...
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2001 Audi A6 Quattro 4.2L cannot fill fuel VIN: WAUZL64B91
Thank you to all who replied. We found that at the top of the filler neck there is a sleeve that goes in that seals the tank when you put the fuel pump hose in it. This sleeve has two holes in it and the filler neck also has two holes in it, if you put the sle...
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1997 BMW 328i 2.8L lock cylinder VIN: WBABK8324V
had to drill out the cylinder enough to access the release. could not get cyl to line up with access hole, due to it being striped.
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1998 BMW 318ti 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBACG8325W
THANKS AGAIN FOR THE HELP GUYS. WE TOOK LLOYD'S ADVISE AND SMOKED THE SYSTEM. WE FOUND A CRACKED VACUUM T UNDER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD. WE MUST HAVE CRAKCED IT SOMEWHERE THROUGH THE HEAD JOB WORK. WE REPAIRED THIS AND THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. WE ALSO REPLACED THE C... Trouble codes: P1174 (Fuel trim bank 1).
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2001 BMW Z3 M Coupe 3.2L Interior lights VIN: WBSCL93421
Found shorted shifter knob .Wire was twisted and broke .This burned light switch.The only thing is the 10 amp fuse number F37.Did not blow.I put in a Fuse saver tool and it would blow the trip on it also i have the buzzer on it.Well all in all it was fun to fi...
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2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE 4.4L Mechanical VIN: SALSF25466
i replaced vvt and secondary timing chain tennsioner and noise is gone
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1999 Saab 9-3 2.0L clutch VIN: YS3DD35N4X
Thanks to all who replied. It was very true as I expected, you do NOT have to follow all the steps outlined in the SAAB repair guide. Marking the linkage at the firewall and disconnecting it there made it as easy to change as any other clutch.
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1999 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Back Up Lamps VIN: 3VWCC21C0X
Thank you to those whom replied to my help request. Your time and input is highly appreciated. We all know how troublesome tracing a short can be. The problem ended up being a melted harness in the right rear of the deck lid. Thanks once again and hope you all...
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